The lunch box - 01/12

The lunch box - 01/12

Another week, another lunch. It’s getting closer to Christmas now (perhaps you’ve noticed the too-early decorations in supermarkets across the country), but for now enjoy the last few days of Spring – Summer is coming with a vengeance.

Channel news

State of the market

  • The market fell in early trading but soon recovered and generally flat-lined thereafter until late in the day when it rallied. At close of trading, the S&P/ASX2000 finished 17.7 points up at 4719.0.
  • The Aussie dollar is mostly flat at $US0.9167. Gold is up slightly to $US1183 an ounce while oil has fallen a small amount to $US75.8 a barrel

Abbott wins shock victory

General news


  • Golf: Tiger withdraws from own tournament after crash
  • Cricket: Ben Hilfenhaus out of second Test
  • Cricket (2): Hodge announces retirement
  • Tennis: Serena Williams handed two-year probation
  • Rugby league: How the commission will run the game
  • Rugby league (2): News, ARL to pick commissioners before bowing out
  • AFL: Dennis-Lane's tale is one for the true believers
  • Boxing: Minders exchange opening blows


For the evening:

  • Las von Trier is at it again. The highly controversial Antichrist was poorly received by the SMH, but most of von Trier’s films are criticised. Fans, and those into the more artistic side of cinema, will no doubt find this enjoyable.

Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Shower or two. Min: 17, Max: 22
  • Melbourne: Sunny. Min: 12, Max: 26
  • Brisbane: A shower or two. Min: 19, Max: 27
  • Perth: Mostly sunny. Min: 11, Max: 25
  • Adelaide: Fine. Sunny. Min: 18, Max: 32
  • Hobart: Fine. Min: 8, Max: 20
  • Canberra: Mostly sunny. Min: 6, Max: 24
  • Darwin: Afternoon shower/storm. Min: 26, Max: 34

Product Wars: Best IT invention

  • Results so far...
  • 1st - Google - 75%
  • 2nd - Netspace - 65%
  • 3rd - Apple iPhone - 59%
  • =4th - Apple iPods - 58%
  • =4th - Nintendo Gameboy - 58%

  • There is still time to change the results. Click here to cast your vote!

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