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POLITICS AND ECONOMICS
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Nathan Rees targets Della Bosca – Besieged Premier Nathan Rees will take disciplinary action against MPs trying to remove him from the leadership, with a ministerial reshuffle on the cards. Talks are being held this weekend between Mr Rees and ALP officials to determine what measures will be taken against those involved in the latest plotto sabotage his leadership Sydney Sunday Telegraph
Female voters desert Bligh – A Galaxy poll, conducted exclusively for the Brisbane Sunday Mail, reveals that Queensland Premier Anna Bligh’s female backers have disappeared since the March 21 election.
We don’t want election – Chief Minister Paul Henderson and Opposition Leader Terry Mills do not want to face an election. With a no-confidence motion in the Labor Government looming this week, Mr Mills last night wouldn’t rule out forming a coalition government with independent Gerry Wood and former ALP minister Alison Anderson – Northern Territory News
At second job while on leave – A senior public servant went to work for a private developer for three months while on leave from his government job – Brisbane Sunday Mail
NSW pays more for power – NSW residents are being hit with the biggest electricity bills in the nation following new price hikes – Sydney Sunday Telegraph
Secret surgery waiting lists exposed – Thousands of people are languishing for years on a hidden waiting list for elective surgery, despite State Government boasts of a 98.5 per cent reduction in overdue elective surgery lists – Adelaide Sunday Mail
Law and order
120 new cops for Victoria – Victoria will get 120 more police in a bid to reclaim Melbourne’s streets from violent thugs. The Brumby Government is understood to have allocated an extra $50 million to Victoria Police for the pre-election boost – Melbourne Sunday Herald Sun
Parents urged to dob in hoon kids – Adelaide Sunday Mail
ETS disillusion and dissolution – Glenn Milne takes Sydney Sunday Telegraph readers down the twisting path to a double dissolution and the regulations that would make such an election immaterial.
Rudd’s hot air will put jobs on the line – Piers Akerman says the Rudd Labor government will introduce to the Senate this week the most far-reaching economic Bill since the GST, but it is chronically unable to explain what its effects will be on the Australian public – Sydney Sunday Telegraph
Malcontents poised to cut losses – Sydney Sunday Telegraph editorial says the Liberal Party appears to have two unpalatable choices: wait until after a likely drubbing at the next election to replace Mr Turnbull, or take its nasty medicine now and install someone new in the hope this will limit the carnage.
Now Turnbull has to weather the climate storm – Michelle Grattan in the Sydney Sun Herald she OzCar affair has already depleted the Opposition Leader’s stocks and he’s about to feel the heat over emissions trading.
Libs are on a Downer hill slide – Who’s left to lead the Coalition if Malcolm Turnbull tumbles, Paul Daley asks in the Sydney Sun Herald
Rees only has himself to blame – The Premier should take a look at his own performance before casting about for scapegoats, writes Lisa Carty in the Sydney Sun Herald
Terrorists planned to kill President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono – Indonesia’s National Police chief, Bambang Hendarso Danuri, would not confirm that South East Asia’s most wanted man, Noordin M Top, had been shot dead after a 17-hour siege in Central Java. It is believed the dead man is Top however General Danuri told a news conference he could not confirm that Top had been killed, saying the process of identification would take until next week. Melbourne Sunday Herald Sun
Nervous wait on rate move – Terry McCrann writes in the Melbourne Sunday Herald Sun that even if it’s true that the next rate move will be up, that tells us nothing about when. It could be early next year, if we get a sort of sluggish global upturn. It could be as soon as a couple of months, if everything keeps coming up roses. But it could even be late next year. And it’s possible – if highly unlikely – to conceive of developments which could see the RBA having to backtrack and deliver another rate cut.
ANZ looks to the east – The bank’s chief executive believes its future lies in Asia, write Eric Johnston and Mark Hawthorne in the Sydney Sun Herald
Investors lose $60 million – More than $60 million in investors’ money is feared lost following the collapse of an investment scheme operated by a South Australian finance company. Police and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission are poised to launch investigations into the activities of the Norwood-based ALC Group Pty Ltd, operated by well-known businessman Michael Samra – Adelaide Sunday Mail
Fight to save koads from deadly disease – A life saving vaccination for koalas could be available within two years if university researchers can raise $2 million. The revelation follows Thursday’s death from chlamydia of koala Sam, who became the face of the Black Saturday fires when she was photographed taking a drink from CFA volunteer David Tree – Melbourne Sunday Herald Sun
Fairfax, News to charge for online – Melbourne Sunday Age
Bile and tacky woe show – Claire Harvey in the Sydney Sunday Telegraph says isn’t it hilarious to watch Austereo, owner of 2DayFM, suddenly discover its conscience?
Kyle ‘is to blame’ says Guy Sebastian – Melbourne Sunday Herald Sun report on changing the judge at Australian Idol
King Kyle: a poor man’s Hinch – Charles Waterstreet in the Sydney Sun Herald writes that one hates to kick a man when he’s down but Kyle Sandilands is an exception to so many rules.
Profiteering hits the roof – Millions of taxpayer dollars are being squandered by rogue operators abusing the federal Government’s $2.7 billion home insulation program. Tradespeople with no prior experience are overcharging customers and incorrectly installing roof batts undercover of the government’s economic stimulus package, which gives eligible homeowners a rebate of up to $1600 – Sydney Sunday Telegraph
Australians getting arrested overseas in greater numbers – Brisbane Sunday Mail