Kevin Rudd vows: ‘We’ll stay the fight in Afghanistan’ The Australian

New warning issued as digger diesThe Melbourne Age predicts more attacks in Indonesia.

Jakarta blasts linked to Bali attack – The Australian

Muslim extremists seeking to overthrow Indonesia’s democracy – The Australian

Internet images add to painThe Australian

Economic matters

Wages to rise above inflationThe Melbourne Age

Premier overruled budget advice – NSW Treasurer, Eric Roozendaal, and the Premier, Nathan Rees, appear to have misled the public in the budget after ignoring advice from senior Treasury officials. The words “can’t verify” appear on early speech drafts next to several job-creation claims. Despite this, many claims still appeared in Mr Roozendaal’s speech and have since been used in Mr Rees’s statements and Government advertising – Sydney Morning Herald


Computers for kids ‘add up to lower scores’ says visiting US academic – Melbourne Age

Push by Institute of Public Affairs to offer school vouchers The Australian


Labor MP attacks Melbourne’s expansion plan – Federal Labor MP Kelvin Thomson said Melbourne’s urban growth boundary “should not be expanded”. – Melbourne Age


Stern Hu forgotten in Kevin Rudd’s hopeless UN quest – Glenn Milne in The Australian

Terror cannot just be stopped – Michelle Grattan in the Melbourne Age writes of the3 troubles in Afghanistan qand Indonesia



More talks not troops, says Pre sident Hamid KarzaiThe Australian


Rising iron ore prices buoy RioThe Australian

BHP duo press their claims for top post – former chief executive of Ford, Jacques Nasser, and the chairman of the Commonwealth Bank, John Schubert, will push their respective cases this week on why they should succeed Don Argus and become chairman of Australia’s biggest miner. Succession planning for one of corporate Australia’s most prized positions is under way even though Mr Argus, who turns 71 next month, is yet to indicate when he is likely to retire Sydney Morning Herald


Chocolate delights make MasterChef – and the winner is … – The Australian

Unshackle media outlets: Sorrell – Visiting advertising agency boss call for change – The Australian


Swine flu

Flu shots for pregnant women, AboriginesMelbourne Age

Tracking the killer swine flu across NSW – Sydney Daily Telegraph

Airlines block swine flu travellers – Brisbane Courier Mail

The drink

Full-strength grog faces axe in bid to curb violence Brisbane Courier Mail