As colour comes back into nature, and with temperatures warming, we’re here to brighten your lunch with the tastiest bits of news for the day.
- Telco industry leaders have slammed the Federal Opposition for its plan to block Telstra’s separation, until at least next year
- IT integrator, Virtual Technology Services, has been awarded a networking contract with private school Waverly College in Sydney
- The market dropped dramatically in early trading, but has since recovered. At 11:41am, the S&P/ASX200 was down 3.4 points.
- The Aussie dollar is slightly up to $US0.9292 while gold prices have risen to $US1064.5 an ounce. Oil has jumped 2.84 per cent to trade at $US81.4 a barrel.
Product Wars: Wacky Mp3 players
- Results so far...
- 1st - Underwater goggles Mp3 - 75%
- 2nd - Crucifix Mp3 - 68%
- 3rd - Baseball cap Mp3 - 66%
- 4th - Heart-shaped Mp3 - 60%
- 5th - Hand grenade Mp3 - 57%
- Don Lane dies: Legendary entertainer passes away aged 75
- Property market: Migrants,expats priced out
- Van blast: Melbourne suburban street rocked, homes damaged
- Violence problem: Call to lift minimum drinking age to 21
- Religion: Anglicans welcome Pope's invitation to join Catholic Church
- Asylum-seekers: Stephen Smith awaits Navy report on state of vessel
- Business: Confidence surges in China's rebound
- Fossil flop: Ida 'wasn't even a close relative'
- Terrorism: al-Qa'ida and Taliban act as one
- Tax reform: The breakthrough
- Technology: Small screen hits our pockets
- Cricket: NSW Blues set from multi-million dollar pay day after crushing Vics
- Cricket (2): Lack of support behind Sharma's alarming decline
- Cricket (3): Slow death of spin bowling
- Cricket (4): Ashes selections 'hurt' us, Warne says
- Rugby league: Benji's the bullseye for Kangaroos, says Hodges
- Camp Oz: Rocking Socceroos' World Cup fans
- Football: Wear bullet-proof vests, German World Cup stars warned
- Racing: Gutsy mare grabs Geelong Cup
- Racing (2): Cummings jnr has his horse ready to rock in Cox Plate
- He's back: Robbie Williams wows critics with comeback gig
- Rockin' Rudd: On the cover of the Rolling Stone?
- Travel: Dollar surge - Top 10 best value destinations
- Not so fab: Beatles game sales fail to rock the genre records
- Geeks rule: Big Bang Theory makes an impact
- Stage: Build another theatre or face the music, Sydney told
- TV: Grand Designs Revisited
- Guy Sebastian: Idol winner is no fan this year as he delivers fifth album
For the evening:
- The Night Noodle Markets are on. There's only a couple of days left to enjoy this popular springtime event in Sydney. So get down to Hyde Park North and get a plate full.
- Sydney: Chance afternoon shower/thunderstorm. Min: 16, Max: 28
- Melbourne: Mostly sunny. Min: 9, Max: 22
- Brisbane: Fine. Min: 15, Max: 29
- Perth: Fine, sunny. Min: 13, Max: 26
- Adelaide: Fine. High cloud. Min: 12, Max: 27
- Hobart: Fine. Min: 6, Max: 18
- Canberra: Fine. Mostly sunny. Min: 10, Max: 26
- Darwin: Fine, afternoon cloud. Min: 25, Max: 36