Site Navigation
Registered User Login Here Username


Support House Harris; Visit the advertisers
Feature Story
Merchant of gloom makes a bet

An academic who expects zero interest rates within two years and a 40 per cent drop in house prices has promised to walk from Canberra to the top of Australia's highest mountain if he's wrong.

University of Western Sydney associate professor of economics and finance STEVE KEEN made the bet with Macquarie Group interest rate strategist RORY ROBERTSON.


House Harris
A Very Normal News Publication
Heralding the arrival of a new publication from The Weird House, the first edition of House Harris, a news publication that should provide a window into current affairs in Australia with articles from the Australian Associated Press who should be credited and duly paid their royalties.
Interested in Subscribing, Familiar with the New Technologies?
Utilise the RSS feed
You can include the RSS file available from the Site Navigation panel which is updated regularly to make House Harris available to your preferred Aggregating Software and experience a more real-time experience from House Harris.
and seriously, if you can try to keep in mind...
I Really Don't Have Any Dosh
This is the thing, I actually don't have any dosh and I'm trying to figure out a way to make House Harris work. At the moment the only thing I can do to make revenue is the Google Adsense Ads seen on the newsarticle pages. If you could see your way clear to visit the advertisers from time to time it would help support House Harris.
Feature Story Hotel brawl proof of need for new pub laws: Rees

SYDNEY, Dec 8 AAP - A brawl involving up to 600 people outside a western Sydney bar is proof tougher regulations are needed to curb alcohol-related violence, says NSW Premier Nathan Rees.

Police had to call in the riot squad, Pol Air helicopter and the dog squad to disperse the crowd outside Parramatta's Roxy Hotel about 11.45pm (AEDT) on Sunday.

Feature Story Govt inactive as author remains in Thai jail, family says

MELBOURNE, Dec 7 AAP - The family of an Australian author who is in a Thai jail accused of insulting the nation's royal family says the federal government has not done enough to secure his freedom.

Former Melbourne man Harry Nicolaides was arrested on August 31 at Bangkok Airport on his way back to Australia.

Feature Story US preparing for troop buildup in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 AP - The US military is beginning a massive building effort in Afghanistan to house the roughly 20,000 additional troops, including an undetermined increase in marines, that are expected to begin pouring in early next year, a top military officer said on Friday.

Major General Michael Tucker, deputy commander for operations for US forces in Afghanistan, told reporters military leaders are anticipating a "very active winter" of insurgency attacks.

Feature Story World must learn to live with terror: conference told

ADELAIDE, Dec 4 AAP - The world must learn to live with terrorist attacks like those in Mumbai, a conference has been told in Adelaide.

University of Adelaide associate professor Michael Roberts told the Globalising Religions and Cultures conference on Thursday that the group involved in the attacks were not mindless fanatics and showed reasoning behind the targets they chose.

Feature Story RBA rate cut likely to last big move in this cycle-economist

SYDNEY, Dec 2 AAP - The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has slashed official interest rates to the lowest level in in six and a half years, and more cuts are on the way.

The cash rate was lowered to 4.25 per cent, from 5.25 per cent, for the first time since May 7, 2002.

Feature Story Aussies are staying at home more in hard economic times

SYDNEY, Dec 1 AAP - Aussies are having a quiet one at home as they prepare to scale back on eating and entertaining out of home, a study has found.

During these challenging economic times, there is a trend for consumers to cut back on large purchases while continuing to spend on little luxuries.

Feature Story Mumbai attack shows new sophisticated face of terror

NEW DELHI, Nov 28 AFP - The brazen attacks in Mumbai signal a sea change in the Islamic militant violence that has beset India, showing sophisticated planning and an "anti-Western agenda", analysts say.

Militants stormed a series of high-profile targets late Wednesday in India's financial capital, including the iconic Taj Mahal Palace hotel, a landmark restaurant, the main train station and a charitable hospital for women and children.

Feature Story Westerners targeted in Mumbai terror attacks: survivors

MUMBAI, India, Nov 26 AP/AAP - More than 80 people are dead after terrorists used grenades and automatic weapons to attack crowds at hotels, a restaurant and train station.

Teams of heavily-armed men launched coordinated attacks overnight that survivors said were aimed at killing Westerners.

House Harris News Editor Selected
Todays Main Feature Story
Aussie escapes jet crash inferno

09 Dec 2008 8:39 PM

MELBOURNE, Dec 9 AAP - Australian Bill Dusting's life depended on a split second decision whether to turn left or right in San Diego on Monday.

He was running in blind panic from a pilot-less jet fighter aircraft that seemed to have him firmly in its in sights as it plunged to earth.

The expatriate postman from Melbourne, chose to turn right and survived.

Three other people on the ground died in the fiery inferno.

The pilot of the F/A-18D Hornet had ejected safely just before the crash around noon local time at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

Continued .....

Ongoing News As It Arrives From The Editor
House Harris News

EUR: General strike cripples Greece after new riots, protests
ATHENS, Dec 10 AFP - Thousands of protesters gathered in the centre of Athens on Wednesday as a general strike brought Greece to a standstill after a fourth night of street battles sparked by the police killing of a schoolboy.

WA: Man charged over p[olice station attack
PERTH, Dec 10 AAP - West Australian police have charged a 31-year-old man over the first of two arson attacks on Perth police stations.

NSW: Without traffic controllers Newcastle not safe, Dick Smith
Former CASA chairman DICK SMITH says plans by the aviation authority to operate Newcastle Airport without air traffic controllers this Christmas compromises safety.

Qld: Man dead, woman critical in shooting
BRISBANE, Dec 10 AAP - A man is dead and a woman, found semi-naked in front of a house, is in a critical condition after a shooting in Brisbane.

SA: Police say bashing posted online was staged
ADELAIDE, Dec 10 AAP - Violent footage posted on the internet showing the unprovoked bashing of a young man is staged, South Australian police say.

Hong Kong shares close up 5.6 per cent
Hong Kong share prices have closed 5.6 per cent higher .. as China stocks were boosted by hopes of new economic stimulus measures by Beijing.

QLD: Police failed protocols twice during high-speed chase
GOLD COAST, Qld, Dec 10 AAP - Police involved in a high-speed chase that ended in the death of a bikie failed to obey pursuit protocols at least twice, an inquest has been told.

Fed: Teachers told not to use red pen
BRISBANE, Dec 3 AAP - Teachers have been advised that marking students' work in red pen could harm their mental health.

Fed: Camel on Aussie menu of the future
CANBERRA, Dec 9 AAP - The barbecues of the future will be crammed with sizzling camel and kangaroo meat if scientists have their way.

NSW: Ramadan use of cocaine by woman suing police
SYDNEY, Dec 10 AAP - A government Muslim affairs adviser lied to her drug dealer to hide her use of cocaine during the religious period of Ramadan, a Sydney court has been told.

Aussies to still spend this Xmas but cautious about debt
SYDNEY, Dec 10 AAP - Australians will still spend significantly on Christmas gifts but will be careful not to go into credit card debt during these tougher economic times, a survey finds.

Fed: Consumers happier as interest rates tumble
CANBERRA, Dec 10 AAP - Big interest rate cuts, a huge cash injection from the government and tumbling petrol prices have bolstered the spirits of consumers.

NSW: Second prison inmate charged over drug syndicate: Police
SYDNEY, Dec 10 AAP - A second NSW prison inmate has been charged over an alleged drug-trafficking syndicate for which notorious prisoner Bassam Hamzy is accused of coordinating.

WA: Police urge person of interest to come forward
PERTH, Dec 10 AAP - West Australian police want to question a man identified as a person of interest in the first of two fire bombings of Perth police stations.

NSW: Man haunted kebab skewer attacker still free
SYDNEY, Dec 10 AAP - A Sydney man almost killed when a kebab skewer was plunged into his neck says he's too scared to go out anymore and is haunted his attacker is still free.

Telstra workers to start industrial action from the weekend
MELBOURNE, Dec 10 AAP - Telstra workers will refuse to do overtime over the weekend as part of their industrial action in support of a collective agreement.

Qld: Man dead, woman injured in shooting
BRISBANE, Dec 10 AAP - A man in his 50s is dead and a woman has been critically injured in a shooting in inner Brisbane.

WA: Police may use security guards after cars burnt
PERTH, Dec 10 AAP - Police are considering placing security guards at Perth police stations after a second station was deliberately targeted by arsonists, West Australian Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan says.

NSW: Illegal rodent squirrelled away in imported sock
SYDNEY, Dec 10 AAP - A squirrel has sparked raids on two Sydney homes, Customs investigators say.

designed by Generalissmo (2005)
Valid CSS | Valid XHTML