The lunch box - 07/01

The lunch box - 07/01

Welcome to 2010, everyone! We look forward to providing you with news throughout the year, and we all hope 2010 is the start of a very happy decade.

State of the market

  • The ASX has been up and down all day today, but at 11:48, it is currently just below the 0 mark, at -1.2 to 4920.2
  • The Aussie dollar is still quite strong against the US at $US0.9245. Gold is still rising and is at $US1137.0, while Oil is following suit, rising to $US82.8

General news

  • Bomber charged: A Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a plane on Christmas has been charged in the US
  • Flu for you: Only one quarter of the 21 million swine flu vaccines doses bought by Australia have been used
  • High seas drama: Japanese whalers accused of hit and run attack on protest boat
  • Pakistan megafail: Pakistan hands Australia an upset victory
  • Racism or booze? Emerging Indigenous Australian leader accuses casino staff of racism for barring entry
  • Family murder: Teenager admits to hiring fellow high-schooler to kill mother for being too strict


  • Sucky soccer: Socceroos give away two goal lead to finish 2-2 against Kuwait
  • Cricket (1): Ponting claims he now looks like a genius after barely winning against Pakistan
  • Cricket (2): Bowling saviour, Nathan Hauritz, wants to keep bowling despite thumb injury
  • Soccer (2): Australian players claim Kuwait fans shined lasers into their eyes during match
  • Beckham: David Beckham performs well on loan to AC Milan


  • Tiger Woods gets sliced: Wood’s wife reportedly gets $300 million as part of split
  • Scf-fi films: Star Trek, District 9 and Avatar leading the chase for ‘Best picture’
  • Opera drama: Opera Australia star drops out of production of Tosca
  • Depressed writer: Best selling author reveals battle with depression and writer’s block
  • Minister of Sound: Government minister, Peter Garrett, set to get back on stage for concert

For the evening:

  • There’s a rather good Australian film featuring on Channel 7 tonight – Japanese Story at 8pm. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s worth the time.

Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Mostly fine. Min: 21, Max: 27
  • Melbourne: Mostly sunny. Min: 16, Max: 36
  • Brisbane: Shower or two. Min: 22, Max: 29
  • Perth: Mostly sunny. Min: 17, Max: 33
  • Adelaide: Dry. Sunny. Min: 23, Max: 39
  • Hobart: Mainly fine. Min: 14, Max: 28
  • Canberra: Fine, Partly cloudy. Min: 15, Max: 32
  • Darwin: Showers/afternoon storm. Min: 25, Max: 32

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