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Standing Wager
Merchant of gloom makes a bet

29 Nov 2008 2:30 AM

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.


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Police dissappointed by young drivers

14 Dec 2008 4:28 PM

Police have arrested a man for driving at 237 kilometres-an-hour on Sydney's Hume Highway.

And .. they say they are extremely disappointed with instances of irresponsible driving by young and inexperienced motorists overnight.


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Feature Story Solar power energises outback Qld town

BRISBANE, Dec 14 AAP - Solar energy is powering a small outback town in south-west Queensland.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Queensland Premier Anna Bligh on Sunday witnessed the emissions-free energy production at Australia's newest solar farm at Windorah - a Queensland first.

Feature Story Big fines and dumped alcohol for NYE drunks: police

SYDNEY, Dec 13 AAP - Police admit new laws including fines of up to $2,200 to curb alcohol-fuelled violence on New Year's Eve, might antagonise drunken louts.

Revellers ringing in the New Year in Sydney risk having their alcohol poured out and copping massive fines if they resist.

Feature Story Man pointed gun at police in dramatic arrest

SYDNEY, Dec 11 AAP - A man pointed a gun at police before surrendering in a dramatic arrest in the carpark of a club which had just been held up, police say.

Police have charged four men after staff at a licensed club were confronted by two men wearing balaclavas and armed with a shotgun in Hexham in the NSW Hunter region about 11.30pm (AEDT) on Wednesday.

Feature Story 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.

And it is not just retailers that may benefit - demand for home loans has also increased, including from first-time buyers.

Feature Story Aussie escapes jet crash inferno

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.

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.

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Todays Main Feature Story
Police arrest Chopper Read

By Greg Roberts 15 Dec 2008 5:55 PM

MELBOURNE, Dec 15 AAP - Notorious criminal turned author Mark "Chopper" Read was arrested and then released on Monday after being allegedly attacked by a man with a tomahawk in a Melbourne street.

The 54-year-old confessed murderer became involved in a fight in inner-suburban Collingwood when he was approached by another 54-year-old man.

It is believed the man pulled out a tomahawk and a fight broke out about 11am (AEDT) on Monday.

"He said `Chopper Read, you're not in H Division now', and started swinging a tomahawk at me," Read told reporters outside the Richmond police station.

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Vic: Police arrest Chopper Read
MELBOURNE, Dec 15 AAP - Notorious criminal turned author Mark "Chopper" Read was arrested and then released on Monday after being allegedly attacked by a man with a tomahawk in a Melbourne street.

Vic:Two drivers to stand trial over passenger death
MELBOURNE, Dec 15 AAP - Two young men accused of drag racing before a crash that killed a 15-year-old boy will stand trial.

ASIA: More than 50 dead or missing as ferry capsizes
MANILA, Dec 15 AFP - At least 22 people were killed and 34 others were reported missing after a ferry capsized in the northern Philippines, the coast guard said on Monday.

Qld:Police divers find body of man who jumped off Ipswich bridge
Queensland Police say they haven't yet identified a man whose body was recovered by police divers from the Bremer river in Ipswich today.

Fed: Protesters wrestled to ground during Rudd speech
The prime minister's launch of his greenhouse gas reduction plan was thrown into disarray today .. when three female protesters marched on him and were wrestled to the ground.

NSW: Man pleads guilty to manslaughter over water rage attack
SYDNEY, Dec 15 AAP - A Sydney man who bashed a retiree he wrongly accused of ignoring water restrictions has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

US: Shoe attack on Bush mars farewell Iraq visit
A journalist has hurled his shoes at US President GEORGE W BUSH on his farewell visit to Iraq.

NSW: Public pool destroyed in blaze
SYDNEY, Dec 15 AAP - A suspicious fire has destroyed a 52-year-old swimming pool on the NSW north coast, forcing its closure.

NSW: Man charged after glassing woman
SYDNEY, Dec 15 AAP - A man has been charged for allegedly glassing a woman at a hotel in Sydney's west.

NSW: Fourth man charged with sex offences at Bathurst school
SYDNEY, Dec 15 AAP - A fourth man who worked at St Stanislaus Catholic College in Bathurst has been charged with child sex offences at the central western NSW boarding school.

Aust stocks opens almost 3 pc higher, follows Wall St
The Australian sharemarket has opened almost three per cent higher today after gains on Wall Street on Friday.

Vic: Vic builders say clients pulling out of home projects
Victorian builders say more than half their clients have pulled out of new home projects in the past three months .. as the global credit squeeze bites.

NSW: Man pleads guilty to lawn rage manslaughter
SYDNEY, Dec 15 AAP - A man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a Sydney homeowner he wrongly accused of ignoring water restrictions.

Pensioners, low-income earners better off under carbon scheme
CANBERRA, Dec 15 AAP - Ordinary Australians will share in $30 billion during the next five years to help them deal with the increased cost of living under carbon emissions trading, with some expected to be better off than they are today.

Aust dollar higher at noon, bonds weaker
SYDNEY, Dec 15 AAP - The Australian dollar has opened higher after an up-and-down weekend session where the fate of the troubled US car industry dominated market direction.

Vic: Bendigo is Victoria's hoon capital
MELBOURNE, Dec 15 AAP - The central Victorian town of Bendigo has the dubious honour of being the state's hoon capital.

Qld: Man charged with attempted murder
BRISBANE, Dec 15 AAP - A man who allegedly stabbed a woman in the driveway of her Torres Strait home has been charged with attempted murder.

NSW: Former police worker plans to change guilty murder plea: court
SYDNEY, Dec 15 AAP - A former police worker who admitted murdering his girlfriend may change his plea to not guilty, the NSW Supreme Court has been told.

Fed: Protesters occupy PM Rudd's office
A group of protesters is occupying KEVIN RUDD's Brisbane electorate office.

NSW: Beware of bogus charities during the Xmas season
SYDNEY, Dec 15 AAP - People should give generously to charities this Christmas season but beware of bogus operators, the NSW government says.

FED: Father of abducted son talking to mercenary mum
SYDNEY, Dec 15 AAP - A senior fire brigade officer whose mentally ill wife has abducted their son overseas is taking advice from a woman who hired mercenaries to rescue her own children.

NSW: Man arrested over arson attack on high-rise unit block
SYDNEY, Dec 14 AAP - A man has been arrested over an alleged arson attack on an inner-Sydney high-rise apartment block that had to be evacuated.

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