At, the queen is dead, long live the queen. This morning reported a truly historic moment: the meeting of a current Australian soldier and the late Queen Victoria (who died in 1901). As eagle-eyed Crikey reader Ben pointed out:

“We often hear news stories about the poor state of the Australian Army’s equipment, and/or the lack of modern equipment. But, if Rupert’s lovely are right, it appears they have a time machine in their box of tricks …”

Front page of the day. With the sale of uranium to India back on the agenda, there is little doudt on which side of the fence the Townsville Bulletin sits on the debate:

The Department of Corrections. As today’s Toronto Star found out, you don’t make friends by getting the price of salad wrong:

Leveson inquiry warned of threat to freedom

“The UK’s two most powerful newspaper groups have struck a defiant note at the Leveson inquiry into press standards, arguing that a more stringent system of regulation would represent a threat to media freedom.” — The Guardian

News Int: ‘no guarantees’ hacking stopped after arrests

“News International said this morning that it could give “no guarantees” that phone hacking did not take place at the News of the World after the tabloid’s royal correspondent Clive Goodman was jailed in 2007 along with private investigator Glenn Mulcaire.” —

Assange lodges second round appeal against extradition

“WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has appealed a British High Court ruling that he be extradited to Sweden to face questioning over claims of s-xual assault against two women.” — The Australian

New director of TV for SBS ‘by the end of the year’

“SBS is hoping to announce its new Director of Television and Content by the end of the year.” — TV Tonight