How are the Christmas preparations coming along? Panicking? Don’t worry – you’re not the only one. Perhaps something in today’s Lunch Box will inspire you...
Channel news – Filtering roundup
- More filtering updates. RMIT kicks things off, with an academic claiming Internet filtering is only step one in a much broader strategy the Government needs to adopt to regulate it.
- Meanwhile, IDC analyst, David Cannon, said that a successful implementation of the filter in Australia could spark a world-wide trend.
- Finally, the Greens have made their position on the filter clear – vocally denouncing it.
State of the market
- The markets wobbled around early before taking their lead off NAB's surprise bid for AXA and stronger commodities. It then got the staggers in afternoon trading and slipped of a high of 30+ points. At close of trading, the S&P/ASX200 was up 6.8 points at 4670.3.
- The Aussie dollar was down 1.25 per cent at $US0.8888. Gold prices were stronger rising $US13.00 to sit at $US1136.0 an ounce while oil prices continued to bounced back gaining $US2.36 to reach US73.1 a barrel.
- Tiger saga: 'Divorce is 100 per cent on'
- Politics: Celebrity face-off for Bennelong
- Business: NAB makes surprise bid for AXA
- Copenhagen climate talks: Talks progressing at snail's pace, says Rudd
- Copenhagen climate talks (2): Wong jeered, Chavez cheered
- X-ray shock: Stepfather 'pushed 50,000 needles into two-year-old'
- Economics: Queensland falls back with the pack
- State politics: Redmond cuts Rann's lead in SA by half, 100 days out from poll
- Bottled water: Asia's next 'gold' rush as middle classes grow
- Afghanistan: Make or break surge
- Public transport: Call to cancel Sydney bus strike tomorrow
- Facebook: To review content on Berlusconi after attack
- 3rd Test - Day 2: Tempers explode in nasty incident
- 3rd Test: Square leg keeps Katich short of round hole
- 3rd Test (2): Brief dash of calypso punch adds spice to Australia's day
- Swimming: Our next Libby at just 14
- Rugby league: Hayne re-signs with Eels until 2013
- Football: Chelsea, Spurs, Liverpool all win but Arsenal draw
- NRL: Stunned Knights deny drug culture
- Tennis: Stosur adopts Rafter's lethal weapon
- A-League: Striker steps up as Roar beats Fury
- Surfing: Burrows win caps stellar year for true blue quartet
- Racing: Apache Cat's glittering career comes to an end
- Movie madness: Stampede for Sydney open air cinema
- <i>Avatar</i>: And another review
- Radio: Kyle and Jackie O under 'exploitation' rule
- <i>The Golden Compass</i>: Church campaign halts sequels
- Media: Best photos of the year (awesome slideshow)
- Film: Jane Campion's Bright Star gets four stars
- Food: Peel prawns with the pros (video)
- Travel: Branson's stewardess challenge to AirAsia boss
For the evening:
- Die Hard is on TV. That’s more than enough entertainment for one evening. Switch the tube on and remind yourself how brilliant Alan Rickman is.
- Sydney: Rain periods. Min: 20, Max: 23
- Melbourne: Possible morning shower. Min: 12, Max: 23
- Brisbane: Fine. Min: 21, Max: 32
- Perth: Cloud increasing. Windy morning. Min: 17, Max: 34
- Adelaide: Fine. Partly cloudy. Min: 13, Max: 24
- Hobart: Shower or two. Windy. Min: 8, Max: 19
- Canberra: Mostly sunny. Min: 10, Max: 29
- Darwin: Showers and storms. Min: 24, Max: 31
Product Wars: Best IT invention
- Results so far...
- 1st - Google - 75%
- 2nd - Netspace - 64%
- 3rd - Apple iPods - 59%
- 4th - Nintendo Gameboy - 58%
- 5th - Apple iPhone - 57%
- Click here to vote for your favourite!