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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.


High Scores
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.


High Scores
P-plate driver returned blood alcohol reading of 0.265

06 Dec 2008 8:18 AM

SYDNEY, Dec 6 AAP - A P-plate driver has returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.265 after allegedly flagging down a police car in northern NSW.

Police said a 26-year-old woman had her licence confiscated after she returned a high-range PCA reading near Tamworth about 8pm (AEDT) on Friday.


Porsche vs Bikes
Porsche and motorcycles in 224km/h road race

20 Dec 2008 4:24 PM

SYDNEY, Dec 20 AAP - The drivers of a Porsche and two motorcycles have had their vehicles confiscated after reaching speeds of more than 220km/h in an alleged road race.

Police say the three men were racing along a 100km/h zone of the Pacific Highway on the far north NSW coast on Saturday about 10.40am (AEST).


Turbo Rice vs RX7
Two drivers to stand trial over passenger death

15 Dec 2008 5:38 PM

MELBOURNE, Dec 15 AAP - Two young men accused of drag racing before a crash that killed a 15-year-old boy will stand trial.

Mitchell Cairnduff, of Wheelers Hill, died when a turbo-charged Mitsubishi Lancer driven by Jarrod Rooke hit a taxi at 120km/h, the Melbourne Magistrates Court heard.


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Feature Story Israeli tanks, troops enter Gaza in ground offensive

GAZA CITY, Jan 4 AFP - Israeli tanks and troops entered Gaza late on Saturday and fought fierce battles with Hamas, heightening an eight-day-old offensive that has killed hundreds of Palestinians and caused widespread destruction.

A burning fuel depot hit by a tank lit up the night sky soon after troops crossed the border while the air force swooped on dozens of targets in the biggest Israeli military operation since its 2006 war in Lebanon.

Feature Story Hamas orders 'day of wrath' over Israeli blitz

GAZA CITY, Jan 2 AFP - Israeli warplanes pounded militant targets including a mosque in Gaza on Friday as Hamas ordered a "day of wrath" against Israel over the killing of a senior commander.

Thousands of Israeli security personnel were on alert after Hamas called for "massive marches" following the main weekly Muslim prayers, starting off from the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem and from all mosques in the West Bank.

Feature Story Israeli jets bomb Gaza, Hamas fires back with deadly rockets

GAZA CITY, Dec 29 AFP - Israeli jets have bombed Hamas targets in Gaza for a third day, killing several children, while the Islamists fired deadly rockets to retaliate for the blitz that has left more than 300 dead.

As Israeli tanks massed on the Gaza border, the army declared the area a closed military zone - a move that in the past has often been followed by ground operations in the Palestinian enclave.

Feature Story Israel warns of ground offensive as jets pound Hamas in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Dec 28 AFP - Israel has warned it could send ground troops into Gaza as its warplanes continued to pound Hamas targets in the overcrowded enclave where nearly 230 Palestinians have been killed.

"We are ready for anything. If it's necessary to deploy ground forces to defend our citizens, we will do so," a spokesman for Defence Minister Ehud Barak quoted him as saying.

Feature Story More than 200 dead as Israel hammers Hamas-run Gaza

GAZA CITY, Dec 27 AFP - Israel hammered Hamas targets in Gaza on Saturday, killing at least 205 people in retaliation for ongoing rocket fire in one of the bloodiest days of the decades-long Middle East conflict.

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak said "Operation Cast Lead", which has also left about 300 wounded, would continue "as long as necessary".

Feature Story Massive Israeli air raids on Gaza kill 120: Palestinians

GAZA CITY, Dec 27 AFP - Israeli aircraft launched a massive wave of air strikes on Hamas compounds inside the Gaza Strip, killing at least 120 Palestinians, medics said.

Most of the dead are believed to have been inside police headquarters, Hamas said.

Feature Story Israel threatens major offensive against Gaza

JERUSALEM, Dec 21 AFP - Israel threatened on Sunday to launch a major offensive against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip as violence simmered around the impoverished territory days after the end of a truce with the Islamists.

Senior officials said after the weekly cabinet meeting that Israel is preparing a "response" to continuing rocket strikes from the besieged Palestinian coastal strip.

Feature Story Experts urge police to improve relations with public

MELBOURNE, Dec 19 AAP - After a week of anger and accusations, a sad funeral song perhaps summed up the death of 15-year-old Tyler Cassidy best.

The pop song "Forever Young" celebrates the innocence of youth and brought tears to a packed St John the Baptist Catholic church in Melbourne on Thursday.

Feature Story Govt backflips on means test for solar rebate

CANBERRA, Dec 17 AAP - All households will be able to get half-price solar panels after the federal government abandoned its unpopular decision to means-test its solar rebate.

The government will scrap the means test, meaning all Australian homes will qualify for a rebate worth up to $7,500.

Feature Story 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.

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.

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.

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Todays Main Feature Story
Israeli army moves on Gaza City as war toll passes 510

By Mai Yaghi 05 Jan 2009 1:39 PM

GAZA CITY, Jan 5 AFP - Tens of thousands of Israeli troops have been battling Hamas fighters in Gaza amid tank, artillery and air strikes, as the death toll from the offensive to end rocket attacks passed 510.

Israeli forces moved into the fringes of Gaza City early on Monday as families fled or hid on the second night of combat.

The Israeli government fought off intense international pressure over its biggest military operation since its 2006 war in Lebanon, with French President Nicolas Sarkozy due in the region, as well as Russian and EU delegations.

At least 70 Palestinians have been killed since the ground offensive began on Saturday night, Gaza medics said.

Israel said one soldier was killed by a mortar shell and another 19 were wounded, bringing the total wounded to 49 since the beginning of the incursion.

Continued .....

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MID: Top Hamas leader vows 'victory' against Israel
GAZA CITY, Jan 5 AFP - Mahmud Zahar, a top Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip, on Monday vowed that the Islamists were heading to "victory" against Israel.

MID: Israel allows humanitarian aid into Gaza
JERUSALEM, Jan 5 AFP - Israel allowed a convoy of humanitarian aid to enter the Gaza Strip on Monday, as it pressed on with a massive offensive on Hamas in the enclave, the army said.

Fed: I can't kill the mill: Garrett
CANBERRA, Jan 5 AAP - Federal environment minister Peter Garrett says he can't kill off the Tasmanian pulp mill because the process just doesn't work that way.

NSW: Rider dies in collision with 4WD
SYDNEY, Jan 5 AAP - A 50-year-old Victorian man has died after his motorcycle collided with a four-wheel-drive in the Bega Valley, in southern NSW.

ASIA: World stocks rise on US rally, stimulus hopes
HONG KONG, Jan 5 AP - Asian stock markets rose strongly on Monday, with benchmarks in Hong Kong and Shanghai gaining more than three per cent, as Wall Street's rally and government stimulus plans buoyed investor hopes for 2009. European markets also opened higher.

NT: Man charged over Nightcliff stabbing
DARWIN, Jan 5 AAP - A man has been charged with murder over the stabbing death of another man in Darwin's north on Sunday.

UK: Dr Who star takes to the stage as Hamlet
LONDON, Jan 5 AAP - Dr Who star David Tennant has returned to London's West End production of Hamlet for the final week of performances after recovering from a back injury.

Vic: Bored suburbanites splurge on pokies
Desperate housewives in Melbourne have led a 500 million dollar outer suburban poker machine splurge.

NSW: Man's body recovered after bridge jump
Police have recovered the body of a man who jumped off a NSW bridge during a New Year's Eve drama .. in which a woman and two children were prevented from also jumping.

NSW: Residents brace for heatwave
SYDNEY, Jan 5 AAP - NSW residents are bracing for a heatwave not seen in the state for two years, with some areas predicted to hit a scorching 41 degrees on Tuesday.

SA: Jealous wife charged with murder
An Adelaide woman who allegedly set fire to her husband's genitals has been charged with his murder.

Qld: New fishing rules will cost jobs: seafood industry
BRISBANE, Jan 5 AAP - New rules cutting shark catches off Queensland's coast will threaten hundreds of jobs, the state's seafood industry says.

WA: Female police officer fined $600 for drink driving on duty
PERTH, Jan 5 AAP - A female police officer from Western Australia's Margaret River has been suspended from driving and fined $600 after pleading guilty to drink driving while on duty.

NSW: Teen worked frantically to save mate's life: court
SYDNEY, Jan 5 AAP - The police case against a teenager who allegedly shot his best mate and then tried frantically to save him did not appear to stack up to a murder charge, a Sydney magistrate said on Monday.

Vic: Drug drivers on notice, you will be caught
MELBOURNE, Jan 5 AAP - Victorian authorities have put drivers on notice - pop a party pill before you get behind the wheel and you will be caught.

NSW: Plan to confiscate cars of speeding P-platers
A plan to confiscate for three months .. the cars of P-platers caught driving more than 20 kilometres an hour over the speed limit .. will be put to the NSW government.

Vic: Water police patrol holiday hotspots after woman's death
MELBOURNE, Jan 5 AAP - Water police will patrol popular Victorian holiday destinations in coming weeks for recreational boaters flouting safety regulations, after the death of an 18-year-old woman at Lake Eildon last week.

NSW: Plan to confiscate cars of speeding P-platers
New South Wales Roads Minister MICHAEL DALEY says he'll consider carefully a proposal to confiscate cars from P-platers for three months .. if they're caught driving more than 20-kilometres an hour over the speed limit.

FED: Industry and greenies at loggerheads over pulp mill approval
CANBERRA, Jan 5 AAP - Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett must give timber giant Gunns the green light for its Tasmanian pulp mill without imposing extra environmental protections, the forest industry says.

MID: Dark and cold Gaza waits for help as Israel steps up war
GAZA CITY, Jan 5 AFP - Frantic families across Gaza cowered in cellars and any shelter they could find early on Monday as the Israeli army struck at Hamas fighters for a second night.

NSW: Murder charge against boy, 14, not strong - magistrate
SYDNEY, Jan 5 AAP - The evidence against a teenage boy charged with shooting dead his friend does not stack up to a murder charge, a Sydney magistrate says.

WA: Female officer charged with drink-driving
A 32 year-old police officer will appear in court today .. charged with drink driving while on duty last year at Margaret River in Western Australia.

Fed: Australia must continue fight against terror: Turnbull
SYDNEY, Jan 5 AAP - The loss of another Australian soldier in Afghanistan is deeply saddening but the nation must continue its fight against terrorism, Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull says.

NT: Three men, four dogs rescued from roof of car
DARWIN, Jan 6 AAP - Three men and their four dogs have been rescued from the roof of a landcruiser after it was swept into a swollen creek in the Northern Territory outback.

NT: 48 people evacuated to safety from flooded NT road
DARWIN, Jan 6 AAP - Emergency supplies have been airlifted to a group of 48 people, including six babies, trapped by floodwaters on a highway in the remote Northern Territory.

Qld: Road rager avoids jail because of case delay
BRISBANE, Jan 5 AAP - A man involved in a road rage incident 22 years ago has avoided jail because of the delay in bringing the matter to court.

Vic: Drug driver testing working: Holding
MELBOURNE, Jan 5 AAP - Fewer Victorian motorists were detected driving under the influence of illicit drugs last year than in 2007.

WA: Graves damaged at Geraldton cemetery
PERTH, Jan 5 AAP - Vandals have desecrated 21 graves at the cemetery in Geraldton in north-western Western Australia.

MID: Israeli army moves on Gaza City as war toll passes 510
GAZA CITY, Jan 5 AFP - Tens of thousands of Israeli troops have been battling Hamas fighters in Gaza amid tank, artillery and air strikes, as the death toll from the offensive to end rocket attacks passed 510.

PAC: NZ gang member faces hearing on extradition to Aust
WANGANUI, Jan 5 NZPA - A motorcycle gang member in New Zealand, wanted in Australia for his alleged role in an ambush on a rival gang, faces an extradition hearing in a district court next month.

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