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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 Longest Chase
Police chase stolen car 250km from Wagga to Canberra

20 Jan 2009 12:21 PM

CANBERRA, Jan 20 AAP - Police have arrested a 26-year-old man in Canberra following a 250km high-speed car chase that started in south-western NSW.

NSW police started pursuing the stolen car in Wagga Wagga on Tuesday morning and ACT Policing took up the chase when the driver crossed the border into the territory.


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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.


High Scores Possible New Blow
Man blows six times legal limit

31 Dec 2008 2:16 PM

BRISBANE, Dec 31 AAP - Queensland police have caught a man with an alleged blood alcohol reading more than six times the legal limit.

A 28-year-old man from Peak Crossing was stopped overnight for a random breath test in the nearby town of Boonah, south-west of Brisbane, and allegedly blew .303 per cent.


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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.


High Scores Oldest Hoon
I'm a skilled driver, says 78yo hoon

By Michelle Draper 06 Jan 2009 5:31 PM

MELBOURNE, Jan 6 AAP - A 78-year-old hoon caught speeding at 170km/h on a narrow country road on New Year's Day told police he was a skilled race driver.

Victorian Premier John Brumby, however, was not impressed with John Belfield's claims, labelling Australia's oldest hoon driver an "idiot", while police said he was toying with death.i


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Feature Story Fires contained but extreme weather looms

MELBOURNE, Jan 23 AAP - A cool change has helped firefighters contain fires that had been burning out of control in central and eastern Victoria.

But the entire state faces the most severe fire threat of the summer over the next few days due to a combination of scorching temperatures and high winds.

Feature Story Get ready for sharpest economic deceleration ever seen

CANBERRA, Jan 19 AAP - A leading economic forecaster has warned its clients to batten down the hatches for the sharpest deceleration Australia's economy has ever experienced.

But Australia is in a better position than almost any other rich nation heading into recession, Access Economics says.

Feature Story Aussie author jailed for three years for Thai royal insult

MELBOURNE, Jan 19 AAP/AP/AFP - An Australian writer who says he's endured "unspeakable suffering" in a Thai prison has been jailed for three years after pleading guilty to criminal charges of insulting the country's royal family.

But the family of Harry Nicolaides and his Australian lawyer hope a direct appeal for a pardon from the royal family may get the Melbourne-born author home.

Feature Story Israeli halts Gaza offensive

GAZA CITY, Jan 18 AFP - Israel held its fire in Gaza on Sunday after declaring a unilateral ceasefire in its 22-day onslaught which has killed more than 1,200 Palestinians and levelled vast swathes of the Hamas-run enclave.

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert had said after a meeting of his security cabinet he was calling an immediate end to offensive operations but added that troops would stay in Gaza for the time being with orders to return fire if attacked.

Feature Story Howard beams as Bush anoints "man of steel"

CANBERRA, Jan 14 AAP - Former prime minister John Howard beamed as outgoing US president George Bush hung the US Medal of Freedom around his neck at a White House ceremony on Wednesday (AEDT).

Mr Bush invoked his famous moniker for Mr Howard - "the Man of Steel" - as he described their friendship and his admiration for the Australian leader's courage in supporting the war on terrorism.

Feature Story Govt says all options on the table for further stimulus

CANBERRA, Jan 13 AAP - The impact of the slowing world economy will be felt in Australia's jobs market, with the latest figures due out on Thursday, Treasurer Wayne Swan says.

Mr Swan refused to rule in or out the need for a further economic stimulus package or to bring forward $4.5 billion in tax cuts due in July 2010.

Feature Story Aust labour market outshines US but maybe not for long

SYDNEY, Jan 12 AAP - If Australians want to gloat over how much healthier their labour market is compared with that of the US, they should get their gloating in before it's too late.

The contrast between the labour markets of the US and Australia is stark but may become less so in coming months.

Feature Story UN suspends aid deliveries to Gaza, citing attacks

GAZA CITY, Jan 8 Agencies - The United Nations halted aid deliveries to the besieged Gaza Strip on Thursday, citing Israeli attacks on its staff and installations hours after it said gunfire from an Israeli tank killed one of its drivers as he was picking up a shipment.

The United Nations has already demanded an investigation into Israel's shelling of a UN school in Gaza that killed 43 people earlier this week. Israel and residents said militants were operating in the area at the time.

Feature Story Wanking drug runner sentenced to prison

DARWIN, Jan 7 AAP - A drug-runner who filmed himself masturbating while driving at 150 km/h has been sentenced to two months jail.

Brendon Alan Erhardt, 39, was pulled over by police on July 16 last year, 25km south of Daly Waters.

Feature Story Fierce Israel-Hamas firefights in Gaza capital

GAZA CITY, Jan 6 AFP - Israeli troops and Hamas militants fought their first major battles in Gaza City on Monday after tanks and helicopters launched a night-time offensive, with three Israelis killed by "friendly" fire.

Explosions and heavy machine-gun fire rocked the Shejaiya district of the city in the heaviest fighting yet of Israel's campaign to halt militant rocket attacks.

Feature Story 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.

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

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.

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Todays Main Feature Story
Another big rate cut on the way as inflation pressures ease

By Colin Brinsden, Economics Correspondent 28 Jan 2009 5:04 PM

CANBERRA, Jan 28 AAP - Rapidly moderating inflation pressures have opened the gate for another substantial interest rate cut when the Reserve Bank of Australia holds its first board meeting of the year next Tuesday.

Financial markets are pricing in the risk of a further 100 basis point cut in the central bank's official cash rate as consumer prices posted their biggest quarterly drop in more than a decade.

The RBA cut the cash rate by 300 basis points over the last four months of 2008 in an attempt to stave off an ever threatening recession.

The consumer price index (CPI) fell for the first time in two years during the December quarter because of lower prices for petrol, cars, health products and financial services.

"Inflation is expected to continue to ease over the next six to 12 months, as the full effect of weaker world economic conditions flows through," Treasurer Wayne Swan told reporters in Canberra.

Continued .....

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MID: Israel's chief rabbinate calls off Rome visit
JERUSALEM, Jan 29 AFP - Israel's chief rabbinate has cancelled its planned participation in a meeting with Catholic officials in Rome in March in protest at Pope Benedict XVI's decision to reinstate a Holocaust-denying bishop.

MID: Iraq ends licence of US security firm Blackwater
BAGHDAD, Jan 29 AFP - Iraq will not renew the operating licence of US security firm Blackwater Worldwide because of a 2007 incident involving its guards in which civilians were killed in Baghdad, an official said on Thursday.

Super Pit expansion approved by acting environment minister
PERTH, Jan 29 AAP - Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (KCGM) Pty Ltd's expansion of the Super Pit gold mine in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, has been approved by the state's acting environment minister but must meet a new set of stringent environmental conditions.

NSW: A 21-year-old policeman to appear in court after naked run
SYDNEY, Jan 29 AAP - A 21-year-old policeman will appear in court after allegedly running naked through a hotel carpark in the NSW central west.

QLD: Authorities fear dengue fever is spreading south
BRISBANE, Jan 29 AAP - Central Queensland health authorities have begun eradicating mosquitoes to stop the spread of dengue fever as fears grow of it heading further south.

FED: Young people refuse to leave home, get married: ABS
CANBERRA, Jan 29 AAP - Parents, brace yourselves - young adults just don't want to move out of home any more.

NT: Man facing molestation charges
DARWIN, Jan 29 AAP - A man has been charged with molesting a five-year-old girl in the desert town of Alice Springs.

NSW: Police seek information on latest ATM explosion
SYDNEY, Jan 29 AAP - An automatic teller machine in the NSW Hunter region has been blown up, but police say it's not clear if the thieves got away with any cash.

NSW: School boys charged with aggravated sex acts with 13yo
SYDNEY, Jan 29 AAP - Six teenagers, some dressed in school uniform, subjected a 13-year-old girl to a series of sex acts at two isolated toilet blocks and on a building rooftop in Sydney, a judge has been told.

Qld: Appeal over road rage murder prompts calls
GOLD COAST, Qld, Jan 29 AAP - Police investigating the road rage shooting of a Gold Coast man have received a flood of calls after an emotional appeal by his grieving partner.

Fed: Bushfires to burn up climate efforts
Researchers say Australia's sitting on a time bomb when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions .. with bushfires able to release as much carbon pollution as the whole of industry combined.

Qld: Irish traveller sent home in disgrace for bizarre crimes
BRISBANE, Jan 29 AAP - An Irish traveller has been sent home in disgrace after committing a series of bizarre crimes while drunk.

NSW: Police appealing for information on stolen mud crabs
SYDNEY, Jan 29 AAP - A man has been arrested after allegedly trying to sell stolen mud crabs to pub patrons, NSW police say.

UK: Suspect charged in Shakespeare First Folio Theft
LONDON, Jan 28 AP - British police charged a book dealer on Wednesday with stealing a rare First Folio of Shakespeare's plays from a university library a decade ago.

Fed: Sydney woman refused bail, kept in Kuwait jail
A Sydney woman will remain in a Kuwait jail for at least another week after she was refused bail for allegedly insulting the emir of Kuwait.

Fed: Country people happier than city slickers: survey
A new study shows living in country towns where everybody knows everyone else is a happier existence than the hustle and bustle of city life.

UK: Daisy the cow produces more milk: British study
LONDON, Jan 28 AFP - Cows with names like Daisy, Gertrude or Buttercup produce more milk than their sisters with no names, according to a British study released on Wednesday.

FED: Bashful poms may have skewed prostate cancer study: expert
New research shows frequent sex and masturbation in young men can lead to an increased risk of prostate cancer.

EUR: Threat to Germany at 'new level' after video: ministry
BERLIN, Jan 28 AFP - A new internet video from Islamic extremists threatening attacks on Germany - the second such to appear this month - represents a "new level" of threat, authorities said on Wednesday.

Qld: Two men charged over Qld double murder after NSW arrest
BRISBANE, Jan 28 AAP - Two men have been charged over a double murder in Queensland after being arrested in NSW.

Vic: Firefighters finish on top on first day of heatwave
MELBOURNE, Jan 28 AAP - Victoria's firefighters have emerged mostly triumphant from day one of what's shaping as the hottest week in a century.

Qld: Man shot in drive-by shooting
BRISBANE, Jan 28 AAP - A man has been shot in the buttocks in a drive-by shooting in south-east Queensland.

NSW: Security guard intimidated by cyclists, court told
SYDNEY, Jan 28 AAP - An unemployed security worker convicted over a collision with a pack of elite cyclists says he sped away from the scene because he was scared and intimidated, a Sydney court has heard.

WA: Former WA man charged with child sex offences in India
A West Australian man charged with child sex offences in India has refused consular assistance from Foreign Affairs.

Another big rate cut on the way as inflation pressures ease
CANBERRA, Jan 28 AAP - Rapidly moderating inflation pressures have opened the gate for another substantial interest rate cut when the Reserve Bank of Australia holds its first board meeting of the year next Tuesday.

NSW: Driver found guilty over elite cyclists crash
SYDNEY, Jan 28 AAP - A man who suddenly stopped his car just in front of a pack of elite cyclists causing them to crash has been found guilty of three charges in a Sydney court.

NT: Territorians speed and drink drive over holiday period
DARWIN, Jan 28 AAP - More than 800 infringement notices were issued each week to drivers in the Northern Territory during the holiday period, with 252 people caught for drink driving and six lives lost.

Qld: Body found in submerged car
Two dogs have led to the discovery of a body of man inside a car submerged in floodwaters west of Charters Towers in north Queensland.

NSW: Forensics lead police to sex assault charges
SYDNEY, Jan 28 AAP - More than 12 years after the violent sexual assault of two teenagers in Sydney, detectives have charged a man after re-examining forensic links.

Vic: Police officer tells of fear when man pulls gun on him
MELBOURNE, Jan 28 AAP - A Victorian traffic policeman has told a court of his horror when a man he tried to pull over allegedly pointed a gun at him.

Vic: Police blast biker caught going at 140km/h over speed limit
MELBOURNE, Jan 28 AAP - An unlicensed motorcyclist who roared along a suburban road at more than 140km/h above the speed limit was lucky to have been caught, and not killed, police say.

UK: Creationists tell Attenborough to 'burn in hell'
Sir DAVID ATTENBOROUGH says he receives hate mail over his belief in evolution.

ASIA: Quarter of a million trapped in Sri Lanka bloodshed: ICRC
GENEVA, Jan 27 AFP - A major humanitarian crisis is unfolding in northern Sri Lanka where about 250,000 people are trapped and "hundreds" have been killed in heavy fighting, the international Red Cross said on Tuesday.

Vic: Total fire ban declared in Victoria on Wednesday
A day of total fire ban has been declared today for most areas in Victoria .. with temperatures predicted to top 40 degrees across the state.

ASIA: 178 civilians killed in 2009 from Sri Lanka fighting: doctor
COLOMBO, Jan 27 AFP - At least 178 civilians were killed in Sri Lanka's embattled north in January as government forces and Tamil Tiger rebels were locked in combat, according to figures compiled at one hospital alone.

MID: Two wounded in Israel air strike on Gaza
GAZA CITY, Jan 27 AFP - Two people were wounded on Tuesday in an Israeli air strike targeting a Hamas militant on a motorcycle in the southern Gaza Strip, witnesses and medics said.

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