Jakarta bombings

Jakarta bombings claims life of Brisbane man – Brisbane Sunday Mail

Hunt on for top terrorist – Sydney Sun Herald

Bombers wanted to punish Westerners – Sydney Sun Herald

Streets empty amid predictions of expatriate exodus – Sydney Sun Herald



Church and state clash over equality laws – A controversial review of Victoria’s Equal Opportunity Act is threatening to become a political headache for the Brumby Government, with many churches, religious leaders, parents and private schools vowing to defend discrimination based on faith – Melbourne Sunday Age

Economic matters

Plight of the disappearing nest egg – Self-funded retirees have been hit hard by the global financial crisis, with one in four forced to go back to work or delay retirement – Sydney Sun Herald

Political life

Bill Shorten and Chloe Bryce G-G’s girl expecting a child – The Sydney Sunday Telegraph‘s Glenn Milne gives us a story about a politician that people will actually read. The up and coming Labor new boy and the Governor General’s daughter along with a couple of divorces.

MP won’t pay for surf patrol, but dinners are okaySydney Sunday Telegraph links ministerial refusal to fund shark spotting flights with some fine ministerial lunches

Gordon Nuttall asked Anna Bligh to help roll Peter BeattieBrisbane Sunday Mail reveals that had Gordon Nuttall’s ego-driven political plan come off, he could be sitting in the premier’s office today instead of a prison cell

Industrial relations

‘Slave merchant’ cops record fine – Melbourne Sunday Age


Rudd is a bit player on the world stage – Piers Akerman writes in the Sydney Sunday Telegraph that Prime Minister Kevin Rudd had a short-lived and undistinguished career in the Australian diplomatic service and now we know why. He wasn’t very good at diplomacy and the prospect of working for a Queensland Labor premier, Wayne Goss, obviously seemed vastly more attractive.

Peter Beattie says Gordon Nuttall ‘betrayed him’ – Peter Beattie in the Brisbane Sunday Mail


Consumers buying generic during economic downturnMelbourne Sunday Herald Sun


Television tax looms for disposal of old appliances Melbourne Sunday Herald Sun


MasterChef final expected to draw record television audienceSydney Sunday Telegraph


Swine flu

Young hardest hit by swine flu pandemicSydney Sunday Telegraph

Swine flu eases hold on Victoria – Sydney Sunday Telegraph

Workforce hit as doctors predict swine flu peak – Sydney Sun Herald

Swine flu cases in sharp decline – Melbourne Sunday Age

The drink

Pubs fear cost of crackdownSydney Sun Herald

The punt

Clubs accuse Tabcorp of bullying over pokiesMelbourne Sunday Age


Agents to face $1m fines for fake bids – The Australian consumer watchdog says real estate agencies involved in under-quoting and dummy bidding will be hit with fines of up to $1.1 million from January 1 – Melbourne Sunday Age


Fashion designers bring back real fur for winter – angering animal rights activists – Brisbane Sunday Mail

P Platers

Tough laws snare 88,000 P-platers – The RTA has stripped almost 88,000 P-plate drivers of their licence for speeding and drink-driving in the two years since tough zero-tolerance laws were introduced – Sydney Sunday Telegraph