090531independent

Revealed: the best protection against cancer – Global study discovers astonishing power of vitamin made by the sun – The Independent, London

THE PICK OF THE MORNING’S STORIES

Swine flu lockdown plan as PM testedSydney Sunday Telegraph

POLITICS AND ECONOMICS

AUSTRALIA

Health and ageing

Our nursing homes in turmoilSydney Sun Herald

Political life

Anger as MPs lock in sweet super deal – Glen Milne finds some budget small print – Brisbane Sunday Mail

Rees losing grip on power – New opinion poll in Sydney Sun Herald shows preferred premier: Barry O’Farrell 50%, Nathan Rees 33%

Deals within deals as ALP factions wrestleMelbourne Age

A hint of strange things

Embassy link to accused in child-sex caseSydney Sun Herald

Now Tina Sanger affair threatens ReesSydney Sunday Telegraph on the continuing saga of the sacking of Labor MP Tony Stewart

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Corbys plead for Rudd to deliverMelbourne Sunday Herald Sun

Real estate

Property sales hit boom levelMelbourne Sunday Age

Transport

Advertising campaign costs taxpayers $300,000Brisbane Sunday Mail on promoting a toll road

Local Government

Council lashed over civic house of stoush – Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has been branded a hypocrite after defending a coming boxing night at Melbourne Town Hall despite slamming a similar event at Southbank’s QBH nightclub three weeks ago. – Melbourne Sunday Age

Historic Adelaide vineyard to be bulldozed Adelaide Sunday Mail

Granny flat tax slugAdelaide Sunday Mail

Education

Three Rs hits a big wall – Melbourne’s Sunday Herald Sun finds some experts to claim the Federal Government’s push to return to “three Rs” education is being derailed by a lack of qualified English and maths teachers

Opinion

Diplomacy at the coalface keeps Rudd on edge – Michelle Grattan in the Sydney Sun Herald on the implications of the Chinese bid for a major stake in Rio Tinto

Rudd leaves country towns high and dry – Kerry Anne Walsh in the Sydney Sun Herald on water buy backs

Stewart saga haunts Rees – The sacking of the former minister is quickly turning into a nightmare for the Premier, writes Lisa Carty in the Sydney Sun Herald

Proof is in the policy – writes Josh Gordon of Malcolm Turnbull in the Sunday Melbourne Age

Forget sleaze and innuendo, just pick a water fight – Brian Costar in the Sunday Melbourne Age believes the announcement by Opposition Leader Ted Baillieu at last weekend’s Liberal Party state council that he was going to make Labor sleaze a major campaign (including another recycling of the Guilty Party tag that bombed so badly in 2002) is politically unwise and smacks of desperation.

Turnbull coyness is a bit rich – Claire Harvey in the Sydney Sunday Telegraph on Australian attitudes to wealth

ELSEWHERE

Ukip confident it can beat Labour in EU poll – The UK Independence party has told members it can beat Labour in next Thursday’s European elections, a scenario consistent with an opinion poll published on Saturday – Financial Times of London

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Don’t go to Australia: Indian victim to studentsTimes of India

’20 racial attacks on Indians in Sydney in a month‘ – Times of India

Indian students in Australia to hold rally on Sunday – Times of India

BUSINESS

U.S. Firms End Streak Of Quarterly LossesWall Street Journal

ENVIRONMENT

Now, the sound of spring is at riskThe UK Independent reports that the cuckoo joins the Red List of Britain’s most endangered species as migrating birds vanish from our shores

MEDIA

Mal Turnbull’s angry young man` – the Sydney Sunday Telegraph outlines some confrontations between the Opposition Leader’s press secretary Tony Barry and journalists

LIFE

Poker machines

Ban Big Ted in clubs: has MP gone bananas?Sydney Sun Herald reports senator Nick Xenophon has provoked protest from clubs and the ABC for suggesting Play School, Bananas In Pyjamas and other children’s concerts be banned from licensed venues.

Swine flu

Swine flu lockdown plan as PM tested – Sydney Sunday Telegraph tells how Kevin Rudd tested negative for the flu after returning from a trip to Singapore with a sore throat

Tougher quarantine orders – flu patients in NSW could be forced to comply with government health orders under new powers announced by Health Minister John Della Bosca says Sydney Sun Herald

Virus spreads to country VictoriaMelbourne Age

Flu ship sails on to Sydney Brisbane Sunday Mail

Mystery shrouds Cairns teen’s positive swine flu test that prompts school closure – Brisbane Sunday Mail

Sexuality

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Sex-change clinic ‘got it wrong’– Australia’s only sex-change clinic has been temporarily shut down and its controversial director forced to quit amid growing claims that patients with psychiatric problems have been wrongly diagnosed as transsexuals and encouraged to have radical gender reassignment surgery reports the Melbourne Age

Racism in sport

Send him to the never never – a visit to Arnhem Land is Wendell Sailor’s advice on how to treat Cronulla rugby league player Paul Gallen for some racist remarks

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