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POLITICS AND ECONOMICS
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Minister warns gen Y: beggars can’t be choosy – Jobless young people should re-adjust their ideas about work and take what they can get, the Employment Minister, Mark Arbib, said yesterday – Sydney Sun Herald
Chinese hack into film festival site – Melbourne Sunday Age
Plot to hit Turnbull at home – Glenn Mjilne writes in the Sydney Sunday Telegraph that the Labor Party has hatched a plan to do a “Maxine McKew” on Malcolm Turnbull in his seat of Wentworth at the next election by searching for a high profile candidate with Green credentials.
Joe Hockey’s Mt Kilimanjaro adventure – Used to tackling difficult terrain of the political kind, Joe Hockey is preparing to climb Africa’s highest mountain. He begins his epic ascent of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania on Friday along with Sunrise television show host David Koch and Paralympian Kelly Cartwright – Sydney Sunday Telegraph
No funds for poor schools – Private schools will receive as much as $2 million each in federal funding to improve their academic results, but some of the state’s neediest public schools will miss out – Sydney Sunday Telegraph
Homeowener grant deadline nears – Property virgins building their first home are running out of time to land the full $21,000 government grant – Sydney Sunday Telegraph
Drop suburb snobbery, Sydney told – Sydney Sun Herald reports that Sydneysiders must lose their suburb snobbery or face ever-increasing housing affordability problems, a leading property forecaster warns.
Anger in Frankston at plan for cheap housing – Melbourne Sunday Herald Sun
Law and order
Bad cops to be kicked out fast – Queensland’s Crime and Misconduct Commission will follow last week’s bombshell report by reviewing the police disciplinary system to make it easier to sack officers who shame their badge – Brisbane Snday Mail
Act now, protect our innocent tots – The step-grandfather of a toddler who died while in the care of her mother and step-father says it is time for child killers to be punished – Melbourne Sunday Herald Sun
Cheating alleged in immigration exams – Sydney Sun Herald
Police pursue fresh probe into Theophanous – Victoria Police last night confirmed that embattled MP Theo Theophanous remained under investigation in relation to the now-dismissed rape case against him – Melbourne Sunday Age
New twist in Theo Theophanous case – A man close to cleared MP Theo Theophanous could face charges over allegations he manufactured evidence. In a strange twist to the dismissed rape case, the man has confirmed that police are investigating him in relation to fake documents – Melbourne Sunday Herald Sun
SA Leader bans Lib swearing – Adelaide Sunday Mail
The Nats are sexist, warns Macdonald – Besieged NSW State Government minister Ian Macdonald has a warning for the women of NSW: a change of government would send you back to the Dark Ages – Sydney Sun Herald
Plan to crash our GST cash – The Territory could lose hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding each year under proposed changes in the way the GST is carved up between the states – Northern Territory News
Brumby to pick up $3bn pokie prize – The auction of Victorian poker machine entitlements next year is set to deliver up to $3 billion to the Brumby Government, sparking accusations of pork barrelling in the lead-up to the November 2010 election – Melbourne Sunday Age
Theophanous saga demands hard questions be answered – Editorial in the Melbourne Sunday Age says: All of which prompts the question: why was the case brought?
Rudd blends politics and economics with eye on election – Michelle Grattan in the Melbourne Sunday Age writes that the need for reform as we come out of tough times is the PM’s pitch for 2010.
Give Tuckey a humane end – Glenn Milne in the Sydney Sunday Telegraph on the role Wilson Tuckey has played in undermining Liberal Party leaders.
Slim chance of action – Boyd Swinburn and Jane Martin write in the Melbourne Sunday Age that a courageous government could make a huge difference to the fight against obesity.
Crucial times just ahead with the recession – Terry McCrann in the Melbourne Sunday Herald Sun asks: Will it be a case of optimism running ahead of reality, or will the reality start to kick in?
Terrorists told: target air flights to and from Australia – Sydney Sun Herald
Obama backtracks on race row – Melbourne Sunday Age
Hemp resources sues WA Government for $255m – Perth Sunday Times
Turnbull carbon blueprint rejected – The Federal Government rejected Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull’s nine-point amendment plan for its carbon pollution reduction scheme yesterday – Sydney Sun Herald
She’s a knockout: Charlotte Dawson takes boxing title – Charlotte Dawson has beaten all comers to headline the Australian version of boxing reality show The Contender – Sydney Sun Herald
Swine flu hills nurse’s son – Gold Coast nurse Rebecca Casey thought swine flu was just a mild bug. Yesterday, as she prepared for the funeral of her son Cameron Todd, she demanded to know why more had not been done to warn the community about just how deadly the disease could be – Brisbane Sunday Mail
Hospital lacks gear to keep swine-flu patients alive – Perth Sunday Times
Victoria: diseased one day, deserted the next – Victoria’s major tourist attractions are suffering the effects of swine flu, with overseas visitors fearful of catching the virus staying away in droves – Melbourne Sunday Age
Ripped-off at the bowser by up to 10 cents per litre – Brisbane Sunday Mail