Stories about “ute-gate” are this morning on their very own site.



Economic matters

Car dealers run out of stock as gloom lifts – the Sydney Morning Herald reports the car industry ss facing a problem few would have dreamed of – some dealers have run out of cars.

Penthouse prices tumblingMelbourne Age

One home is seized each week as repossessions soar – Sydney Daily Telegraph


National Labor to select Victorian state candidates Melbourne Age

Political life

Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young ordered to remove toddlerAdelaide Advertiser


Wealthy schools win cash bonanza from grantsSydney Morning Herald

Teachers looked away: $468,000 for bully victim – Sydney Morning Herald

Unions in clash over faith-based schooling – Melbourne Age

$250,000 hall for remote Yulga Jinna Remote Community School ‘a waste’ – The Australian

Aboriginal affairs

Kids’ lives better as indigenous intervention improves health: Jenny MacklinThe Australian


Scrap negative gearing: expertsSydney Morning Herald on another suggestion to the Henry tax review


Farewell, Peter, you will be missed – Annabel Crabb in the Sydney Morning Herald farewells a great parliamentary entertainer and notes in passing a Prime Ministerial mistake with a tumbler of water

Costello’s wit will be missed – writes Laurie Oakes in the Sydney Daily Telegraph

Let reality do the talking – George Megalogenis writes in The Australian that almost half the electorate (46 per cent) remains sceptical of the Labor government’s economic stimulus even though the data says it is helping to ward off the global recession locally.

Why Howard still denies his deputy’s economic legacy – Peter Hartcher in the Sydney Morning Herald

A small price to pay for dodging total collapse – Ross Gittins in the Melbourne Age



Ayatollah Ali Khamenei raises stakes as Iran braces for violenceThe London Times

Ayatollah demands end to protests – BBC News

Economic matters

California’s Credit Rating May Be Cut by Moody’sBloomberg



Coal group Centennial to reap millions from NSW budgetSydney Morning Herald

090620chinadailyCar giant Ford reports whopping loss despite federal grants – Melbourne Herald Sun



Insulation subsidy scheme rortedThe Australian


Swine flu

First Australian swine flu death as dozens quarantinedMelbourne Age


Smoking to be banned in cars with kids – The Australian

Motor racing

Breakaway Formula One series could threaten Melbourne Grand Prix – Melbourne Herald Sun

Same sex couples

Same-sex couples wary of changes to benefitsSydney Morning Herald


090620townsvilleBrad Fittler in 3am hotel shameTownsville Bulletin report of a football coach behaving like a Liberal Party staffer

Sex, drugs and droppin’ ball: ex-wife tells all – Shireen Lolesi’s book gives a rare insight into the personal politics of footballers and their partners, writes Jessica Halloran in the Sydney Morning Herald

Maroons carrying on ‘like idiots’ – Queensland State of Origin players and officials have been accused of being “falling over” drunk during a boozy bonding session on the Central Coast – Sydney Morning Herald

Body art

Professionals get tattoos more than everSydney Daily Telegraph

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