"The Labor Party has absolutely no credibility on defence. They have slashed $25 billion from the defence budget."Sounds like there won't be enough cash left in Defence coffers to buy so much as a slouch hat. But we thought Labor's cuts to the military's budget were more like $5.5 billion over the forward estimates. Perhaps Trish Crossin's greatest defender is getting creative here? Even the US arms industry's devoted friend, The Australian's Greg Sheridan, could only reach $17 billion in his attack on the government's defence spending. Another one bites the dust? There was talk on 3AW this morning that a major transport group was about to be put into administration, with possibly hundreds of workers to be affected. Apparently some truck drivers were told not to both going to work today. One to watch ... there was also some radio gossip that a major news company is moving all its imaging (photos, advertising etc) to the Philippines. Real estate Media Watch probe. Media Watch makes it very long-awaited return next month, and it seems real estate is on the menu. We hear property journos are being contacted by the program regarding "media coverage of real estate issues". Stay tuned. The Age readers love their guns. Really? The Age informed us this week that semi-automatic weapons are being made in Melbourne -- and it seems those leftie latte-sipping readers think that's just fine. Almost 18,000 people voted in paper's online poll (more than usual), and here's what it found (in stark contrast to most of The Age's online polls, where the public slavishly follows the opinion they were encouraged to take in the article). So, is someone gaming the results? If you know anything, keep us posted. There's a cheeky guide to how to game online polls here.
Re-signed to stuff-ups. Tips has been bringing you some of the country's interesting road signs (no, really) of late -- drivers on the way to Cairns might struggle to follow this one (apparently it's since been fixed):