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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 Obama singles out Australia on economy

CANBERRA, March 15 AAP - US President Barack Obama has singled out Australia as a country taking appropriate action in the face of the global economic crisis.

Mr Obama mentioned Australia along with the economic heavy-hitters of China, the UK and the US.


Feature Story Stimulus packages will help retailers tread water

CANBERRA, March 11 AAP - The federal government's stimulus measures will enable retailers to tread water in what is an increasingly ugly economic backdrop, a leading independent forecaster says.

Centrelink will start doling out payments to families from Wednesday as part of the government's $42 billion nation-building package, while taxpayers earning less than $100,000 will start receiving their cash handouts next month.


Feature Story Economists divided on recession in Australia

MELBOURNE, March 8 AAP - Economists are divided over whether Australia can avoid a recession after December quarter data showed the first contraction in economic growth in eight years.

Last week's figures showed a 0.5 per cent drop in gross domestic product (GDP) in the December quarter, although the economy has so far avoided a "technical" recession after September quarter GDP rose by 0.1 per cent.

Feature Story Metro Melbourne rocked by magnitude 4.6 tremor

MELBOURNE, March 6 AAP - The centre of Melbourne has been rocked by an earth tremor, with residents reporting buildings shaking across the metropolitan area.

Geoscience Australia, which monitors earthquake activity, said the tremor measured magnitude 4.6 on the Richter scale, with the epicentre at Korumburra, about 90km southeast of Melbourne.

Feature Story Police confirm receipt of Hanson tape

BRISBANE, March 6 AAP - Queensland police are investigating new claims of electoral funding irregularities against Pauline Hanson.

The 54-year-old One Nation founder is contesting the Gold Coast hinterland seat of Beaudesert in the March 21 Queensland state election.

Feature Story Teenagers charged after violent school rampage

SYDNEY, March 2 AAP - Four teenagers allegedly terrorised students and staff with a tomahawk and a machete during a glass-smashing rampage at a Sydney private school.

Trinity Catholic College in Auburn went into lockdown about 8.15am (AEDT) on Monday after the school canteen, a car and glass noticeboards were destroyed.

Feature Story More job cuts as govt and opposition brawl over stimulus

CANBERRA, Feb 26 AAP - The federal government has been accused of creating panic after a senior minister said no one's job is safe.

There was more bad news on Thursday with commercial property manager Lend Lease announcing it would cut 340 jobs in Australia, a day after Pacific Brands said it would axe 1,850 positions.

Feature Story Australia 'may escape' recession

SYDNEY, Feb 23 AAP - Australia may escape a recession in 2009, although analysts say a sluggish housing sector and possible downgrades to state government credit ratings could affect confidence in the economy.

The world's premier economies of the US, Japan and Germany are already in recession, along with at least 11 other industrialised countries.

Feature Story Stimulus package projects to be fast tracked in NSW

SYDNEY, Feb 18 AAP - Infrastructure built in NSW from federal government's $42 billion stimulus package will bypass the usual planning and local government approval.

Instead, Premier Nathan Rees says the projects, including public housing and schools, will be approved by the newly appointed Infrastructure Coordinator General.

Feature Story Stimulus package clears parliament - now for the hard part

CANBERRA, Feb 13 AAP - The Rudd government cleared a final hurdle to get its $42 billion economic injection through parliament but the International Monetary Fund says the key now is to implement its stimulus plan.

Following a fortnight of parliamentary wrangling, the government can now begin spending its $42 billion package of cash handouts and infrastructure investment after securing the passage of legislation through the Senate.

Feature Story New stimulus package passes house, goes to senate

CANBERRA, Feb 12 AAP - The Rudd government will have a second crack at getting its $42 billion economic stimulus package through the Senate on Friday after a new version passed the lower house late on Thursday night.

The amended package, introduced by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, will see cash handouts to low and middle-income earners and single-income families cut by $50, a concession won by the Australian Greens.

Feature Story Ninety-three dead as fires continue to rage across Victoria

MELBOURNE, Feb 9 AAP - Ninety-three people are confirmed dead in Australia's deadliest bushfires that have scorched Victoria, with fears the death toll may rise sharply.

There was little rest for many firefighters overnight, with 25 bushfires still raging out of control at 3.30am (AEDT) on Monday.

Feature Story Rudd tells Turnbull to get out of the way

CANBERRA, Feb 6 AAP - Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has told Malcolm Turnbull to "get out of the road" and stop holding up the government's $42 billion stimulus package.

The government increased pressure on the coalition on Friday as it prepared to work out a deal with crossbench Senators to get the nation building and jobs plan through the Upper House next week.

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Do or die for Hanson, but either way she's not going away

By Paul Osborne 18 Mar 2009 3:01 PM

BRISBANE, March 18 AAP - Love her or hate her, no one can deny Pauline Hanson is one determined woman.

And where that dogged perseverance has taken her, drama has inevitably followed.

Her bid for a seat in the Queensland parliament has been no different. In fact, of her many electoral races, this has been among the more colourful.

It began with a streetside launch in a small country town that generated intense media interest, but only faint curiosity from the 30 or so people who bothered to turn up.

From then on, it was the usual Hanson circus: a dummy spit on national television about being singled out for scrutiny by the media, and a police probe over her electoral funding.

But then came the show stopper - saucy nude photos purporting to show a 70s-era Ms Hanson in all her youthful glory.

Continued .....

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Vic:Passenger dies when car breaks down on level crossing
MELBOURNE, March 20 AAP - A passenger in a car has died after the vehicle broke down on railway tracks and was hit by a train in Melbourne's north.

NSW: Guns, maps, Fahda addresses found in car: court
SYDNEY, March 20 AAP - A Sydney man accused of planning to avenge the shooting murder of his brother has been denied bail, despite pleading for release to help care for his dead sibling's children.

VIC: Man charged over Hodson murders
MELBOURNE, March 20 AAP - Five years after the execution-style murders of police informer Terence Hodson and his wife Christine, police believe they now know who pulled the trigger.

Vic: 66 people officially identified
MELBOURNE, March 20 AAP - Victoria's coroner says 66 victims of Black Saturday's bushfires have been identified.

NSW: Cessnock would be crippled by jail sell-off: Council
SYDNEY, March 20 AAP - The NSW government's planned privatisation of Cessnock jail will cripple a town that is already on its knees, a parliamentary inquiry has been told.

NSW: Cessnock would be crippled by jail sell-off: Council
A New South Wales parliamentary inquiry's been told the privatisation of a prison will cripple a Hunter Valley town that's already on its knees.

FED: Stem cells giving Australian dogs new leash on life
SYDNEY, March 20 AAP - Old dogs are being given the ability to walk freely again thanks to medical science's newest trick - stem cells.

Fed: MySpace launches reality show
SYDNEY, March 20 AAP - Social networking site MySpace hopes to attract huge numbers of internet users to a new reality TV-style dating web show.

Vic: Outrage at Garrett's approval of desal plant
MELBOURNE, March 20 AAP - Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett has been accused of a sell-out after approving Victoria's controversial desalination plant.

Qld: Police officer stood down after further charges
BRISBANE, March 20 AAP - A north Queensland police officer has been charged with two additional offences and stood down after allegedly failing a random breath test on Tuesday night.

NT: One dead, two injured in Darwin head-on smash
A man died and two people were injured in a high-speed head-on collision in suburban Darwin.

NSW: Nine teachers dismissed for sexual assault
SYDNEY, March 20 AAP - Every three weeks on average in NSW, a teacher is sacked for sexually assaulting children or committing other sex crimes against students, government figures show.

Fed:Job fearing consumers wind back credit card debt
The latest consumer figures show Australians are putting off buying a new car and foreign goods .. and would rather pay off their credit card debt than rack up more.

Fed:Almost 8,000 emergency payments to Vic bushfire victims made
Almost eight-thousand people hit by the devastating Victorian bushfires have received emergency payments.

NSW: Cash-strapped foodies pay what they want at Sobo
A fillet of Atlantic salmon followed by creme brulee sounds like a meal that would break the budget.

US: "Mistakes were made": AIG's Liddy
WASHINGTON, March 18 AFP - AIG Chairman and CEO Edward Liddy, who heads the insurance giant at the epicenter of a scandal over executive bonuses, acknowledged mistakes in an opinion piece published on Wednesday.

Fed: Alcopops tax break a "sad day": health groups
CANBERRA, March 18 AAP - Public health groups say it is a "sad day" for Australia that the tax hike on alcopops has been voted down.

Fed: Distillers praise, but health groups dismay over alcopops
The Distilled Spirits Industry Council has praised Family First Senator STEVE FIELDING for his opposition to the government's attempt to raise the tax on alcopops.

Fed: Alcopops tax break a "sad day": health groups
CANBERRA, March 18 AAP - Public health groups say it is a "sad day" for Australia that the tax hike on alcopops has been voted down.

Tas: Queensland teen charged over Tasmania cold case
HOBART, March 18 AAP - A Queensland teenager has been charged with attempting to murder a mother and her son in Tasmania five years ago.

NSW: Indecent assault charges upgraded for former coach
SYDNEY, March 18 AAP - A former athletics teacher who allegedly assaulted three girls in his care is facing additional charges over two new alleged victims.

NSW: Sydney survivor may have lived days after ship sank
SYDNEY, March 18 AAP - The unknown sailor who washed up on Christmas Island months after HMAS Sydney sank during WWII could have been alive at sea for days with serious injuries, an inquiry has been told.

Qld: Do or die for Hanson, but either way she's not going away
BRISBANE, March 18 AAP - Love her or hate her, no one can deny Pauline Hanson is one determined woman.

Aust economic growth at recessionary levels, WBC-MI
SYDNEY, March 18 AAP - The Australian economy is likely to fall into recession although it will not be as severe the 1990s downturn because of early action by policy makers, a survey shows.

FED: Govt moves to remove immigration detention debts
By Susanna Dunkerley

NSW: Missing girls placed in temporary care by social workers
Young sisters who fled their grandparents in the New South Wales Hunter region have been placed in temporary care .. after they reportedly spent days living under a bridge .. eating food scraps.

Qld: Police pull over Borg Express
LAWRENCE SPRINGBORG's election camp had a run-in with the law as it campaigned around Brisbane this morning.

NSW: Gas fired power plant opens in the Illawarra
SYDNEY, March 18 AAP - A gas-fired power station that produces 65 per cent less greenhouse emissions than one powered by coal has been officially opened on the NSW south coast.

FED: Brown says Fielding silly, immature over alcopops tax
By Julian Drape

Vic: Police probe motives for Moran shooting
MELBOURNE, March 18 AAP - Detectives probing the attempted shooting of the brother of slain underworld heavyweight Lewis Moran are working on at least two motives after ruling out a gangland hit.

Income test changes to create two class employee system:oppn
CANBERRA, March 18 AAP - Labor's proposed changes to income tests for federal government assistance would punish employees who individually negotiate superannuation salary sacrifice arrangements with their employers, the opposition says.

Qld: Police investigating two suspicious deaths
BRISBANE, March 18 AAP - Queensland police are investigating two suspicious deaths, and have upgraded charges against a man to manslaughter following the death of a bashing victim.

US stocks drift up on surprise jump in home starts
Wall Street opened modestly higher today after a surprise jump in US housing starts buoyed sentiment .. offsetting another round of belt-tightening from aluminium maker Alcoa.

New-home construction in US logs unexpected gain
The US government says construction of new homes rose sharply in February .. defying economists' forecasts for yet another drop in activity.

NT: Environmentalists slam mining application for Kakadu
Environmentalists say they are aghast about plans by a uranium mine in Kakadu to build a controversial facility .. only three days after news broke it had been leaking contaminantes into the national park.

US wholesale inflation brakes to near-zero
US wholesale inflation slowed sharply in February .. grinding to a near halt in part because of falling food prices as the weak economy sank deeper into recession.

FED: "Longer lasting sex" company in mutli-state probe
The company which raised a stir with its now banned longer lasting sex billboards .. says it is yet to be formally notified despite probes by authorities in two states.

NT: Environmentalist slam mining application for Kakadu
Environmentalists say they're aghast a uranium mine in Kakadu has applied to build a controversial facility .. only three days after it emerged it's been leaking into the national park.

Vic: $10m boost for tourism in bushfire regions
NARBETHONG, Vic, March 17 AAP - The federal and Victorian governments have handed over $10 million to draw tourists back into fire devastated towns.

Vic: Bushfire grants
Bushfire related grants and announcements made on Tuesday:

European stocks surge, Paris up 3.18 percent
Europe's leading stock markets surged on Monday .. on the back of investor hopes for an economic recovery .. with the CAC 40 index in Paris soaring 3.18 per cent to close at 2,791.66 points.

MID: US says Iranian drone shot down north of Baghdad
BAGHDAD, March 16 AFP - US warplanes shot down an Iranian drone inside Iraqi airspace north of Baghdad last month, an American military spokesman says.

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