THE PICK OF THE MORNING’S STORIES
POLITICS AND ECONOMICS
Greg Combet wins in Rudd reshuffle – Sydney Sunday Telegraph
Rudd reshuffles front bench – Adelaide Sunday Mail
Rudd opts for new blood in reshuffle – Melbourne Sunday Age
Kevin Rudd reshuffles key ministers – new spots for Queensland Senator Joe Ludwig and Rankin MP Craig Emerson – Brisbane Sunday Mail
Jan McLucas quits the front bench – Brisbane Sunday Mail reports on the now former parliamentary secretary for health and ageing, who stepped down following revelations by The Sunday Mail that she was living in Canberra but claiming a travel allowance, saying her home base was Cairns.
Anna Bligh to make her stand for Queensland privatisation – Brisbane Sunday Mail
Unions intervene in $3 billion desal tender – Melbourne Sunday Age
Julia Gillard at ease in the hot seat – Ellen Whinett has coffee at Altona with the Deputy Prime Minister for a Sunday Herald Sun profile.
A hint of strange things
David Koch wife saw Tina Sanger ‘incident‘ – Sydney Sunday Telegraph report of the dinner that led to a political sacking with a TV star’s wife believing a minister was dismissed unfairly.
MPs join fight to save the ranks as axed minister – The Premier has been accused of sacking Tony Stewart from cabinet for political expediency reports the Sydney Sun Herald
Libs plan boost for Women’s and Children’s Hospital – Adelaide Sunday Mail
Wait for it: NSW surgery list now even longer – Sydney Sun Herald
Cold hostilities in Canberra – Glenn Milne in the Sydney Sunday Telegraph explores the uhappy recent relationship between Defence Ministers and the Defence Department
Ethics of getting away with it – Piers Akermann in the Sydney Sunday Telegraph sees the appointment and then dismissal of Joel Fitzgibbon as reflecting badly on the judgment of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
State’s losing hand – Melissa Fyfe in the Melbourne Sunday Age writes that the Victorian Government is trying to keep its disastrous deal with Crown a secret.
Indians passive by nature? Don’t add insult to injury writes Guy Rundle in the Sunday Melbourne Age
Gordon Brown supporters warn rebels against leadership challenge – Fresh assault on prime minister expected after European election results – London Daily Telegraph
Man and teenage son held after ricin found – White supremacist fears as police discover deadly poison in anti-terrorist raid at house in Burnopfield, County Durham – London Times
Premier Colin Barnett’s China visit to heal China snub – Perth Sunday Times
Colin Barnett labelled a control freak after gagging ministers on the Rio Tinto – BHP Billiton iron ore deal – Perth Sunday Times
Crown hits jackpot with new tax deal – Melbourne Sunday Age
How Jodi ended up in the bedroom of the bikie was topping the tabloid most read lists overnight.
And there’s nothing like a connection with a media baron’s son to keep it there.
Giant feral pigs close to Perth – Perth Sunday Times
Youth speak out on climate change goals – Sydney Sun Herald
Crackdown on festival alcohol sales – Brisbane Sunday Mail reports on Queensland plans to ban full strength beer and bottles of wine from sale at many major Queensland festivals from next month under new guidelines being drafted to target binge-drinking.
Tasers shunned in police revamp – Victoria’s 11,000 cops will be retrained to follow new rules of engagement in a bid to prevent police shootings – Melbourne Sunday Herald Sun
Elite shock teams – critical incident response teams will be boosted under sweeping police reforms sqays the Melbourne Sunday Herald Sun
Fat cats play and you pay – Melbourne Sunday Herald Sun does a beat up on study and sports leave given to state public servants
Child protectiion and family law
Calls for overhaul of family law system – child welfare campaigners have called for an overhaul of the family law system, citing statistics they claim show courts have forced children to spend time with abusive or violent parents, reports the Melbourne Sunday Herald Sun
Children at risk left to fend for themselves – Melbourne Sunday Age
Two more swine flu cases in WA, Scotch College student ill – Perth Sunday Times
Mental care failing more patients – Melbourne Sunday Age