One would have to think Whitney Houston’s next…

29th June is NOT a good day for the Commonwealth Bank’s Netbank to fail. I have been trying to log on in Adelaide since 9am. Just checked again at 1:56 Sydney Time and got this message. Their suggestion re using Mobile Banking Service also failed…

NetBank update: 12.30pm

NetBank is currently unavailable and we are working to restore services. We will keep this page updated until the system is fully available. The next update will be provided at 1:30 pm (Sydney time).

Should you wish to access your balances, pay bills using BPAY or transfer between accounts you can logon via our mobile banking service from your PC by clicking on the link below or copying and pasting the link into your browser.

Regarding Gerard Henderson’s column in today’s Sydney Morning Herald, keep an eye out for Tom Switzer for Liberal party preselection for Bradfield.

Not only is he the former oped and editorial page editor of the Oz, Tom Switzer is a former Chippendale (Piers Brosnan look-alike) and Australian national track and field champion. He is also tipped to be the next editor of The Spectator in London, the bible of the more intellectual Tories in the Old Dart. As a student of French and 19th century of European history at St Aloysius College and Sydney University, Switzer is one of the favourites to win Bradfield!

The Liberal Party machine needs to ensure that young men and women, experienced in politics and/or political debate, are preselected for winnable seats. In Victoria, Josh Frydenberg and Sarah Henderson have won preselection for Kooyong and Corangamite, respectively. Both have the talent to succeed in Canberra. Tom Switzer deserves serious consideration when Nelson vacates Bradfield in Sydney, and there will be an opening after Costello’s retirement in Higgins. Without an influx of young MPs, there is little chance of reviving the party within a decade.

Regarding violence against Indian students story: Healesville Indian restaurant vandalised last week.