Morning Mail: Iran president in helicopter crash, family lawyers quit over burnout, City take Premier League

<span>Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi was involved in a helicopter crash in bad weather.</span><span>Photograph: Iran’s Presidency/WANA/Reuters</span>
Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi was involved in a helicopter crash in bad weather.Photograph: Iran’s Presidency/WANA/Reuters

Good morning. A Guardian Australia investigation reveals some family lawyers are leaving their practices or warning juniors to avoid entering the field, as they experience burnout and stress from a system that requires them to bill domestic violence survivors – sometimes for huge amounts for legal fees.

Meanwhile, a helicopter carrying the Iranian president and foreign minister has crashed. At the time of writing, rescuers were yet to reach the crash site and the condition of the passengers was not known. Our live blog has the latest.

Plus: Manchester City have taken their fourth-in-a-row Premier League title.



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Gaza through the eyes of two Australian doctors

Last month, two Australian doctors spent two weeks in Gaza treating countless injured Palestinians. Surgeon Sanjay Adusumilli and general practitioner Siraj Sira tell Nour Haydar why they left Sydney to volunteer in the besieged territory, the pain they witnessed and the feelings of guilt on their return.

Read our latest on Gaza: The United Nations’ humanitarian chief warned of “apocalyptic” consequences due to aid shortages in Gaza, where Israel’s military offensive in the southern city of Rafah has blocked desperately needed food.


She is the real-life Lady Whistledown, an eyebrow-raising female writer – anti-racist and proto-feminist – who penned a salacious weekly anonymous gossip sheet that skewered 18th-century London society.

Like the fictional pamphlet from Netflix hit Bridgerton, which returned for a third series last week, Eliza Haywood’s The Parrot, published in 1746, has a distinctive, mocking voice that punches up and “speaks truth to power”. Now, a new book will republish Haywood’s funny, subversive periodical, which she wrote from the perspective of an angry green parrot.

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Your email inbox is full of spam. Your letterbox is full of junk mail. Now, your web browser has its own affliction: slop. “Slop” is what you get when you shove artificial intelligence-generated material up on the web for anyone to view. Experts hope the unpalatable name will help herald its harms.

It might be bizarrely incorrect information on a website, or dangerously incorrect books on Amazon (where you apparently shouldn’t buy mushroom-foraging books written by machines). Or just downright cursed images on social media (sorry).

Alex Hern and Dan Milmo investigate why all this AI slop is filling the zombie internet.

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Media roundup

According to The Australian’s Newspoll, a ­record low number of people have judged Jim Chalmers’ third budget as good for the economy. Hundreds of homes in Melbourne were suddenly deemed flood-prone and residents want answers, the Age reports. The Courier Mail investigates kids’ addiction to social media and gaming.

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