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 markets had a topsy turvy day after rising in early trading, dropping back by midday, then posting solid gains in the afternoon. At close of trading, the S&P/ASX200 was up 28.7 points at 4673.3.
- The Aussie dollar is traveling lower and sells for $US0.8955. Gold has fallen by over a per cent to $US1086.5 an ounce and oil is sitting at $US74 a barrel.
My School launch
- Looking good: Top public schools outperform private, My School website says
- Praise: Gillard delivers for parents on schools transparency
- How to use: Parents' guide to My School website
- Oops, a snag:My School website has early morning tech problem
- Top of the class: Guess who's number one?
- Environment: Be truthful on climate, says British science boss, John Beddington
- Asylum seeker crisis: Rescuers 'kicked boatpeople in head'
- Haiti hell: Girl pulled from rubble 15 days after quake
- Economy: Inflation fears add to pressure for rate rise
- Immigration: Migrants with HIV, cancer allowed to settle
- Business: Investors wary of Chinese money
- World: Obama to plead for return of optimism
- Politics: Two Liberals could cross Senate floor on ETS vote
- Water war at Manly: Ferry rivals to run on same route
- Strange but true: Nothing dull about an orange dinosaur
Australian Open Tennis
- Serena through to final: Li fights all the way
- Looking good: Federer keeps Open dreams intact
- History doesn't repeat: Tsonga surges past sick Djokovic
- Choke on that: Bandaged Serena shows impressive courage under fire
- Murray's the man?: No time for English losers because this braveheart Scot could be a fair dinkum champion
- Future in question: Injury could dash Rafa's dreams of more French Open glory
- Too much tennis?: Aces over-worked?
- Power to the people: Li Na helps Chinese women break new ground
- Live: Scoreboard for all the latest
- Winter Olympic Games: Russians get cash incentive
- Winter Olympic Games (2): Racer plans to let things slide, head first and at 130km/h
- Football: Chelsea take chances to go top
- Football (2): Rooney dashes City's dreams
- Cricket: Ryan's rise proves stocks run deep
- Cricket (2): Marsh steers Australia into Cup final
- Rugby union: Cooper waiting for decision to lift ban
- NRL: Willie still an outcast as Manly opts out
- NRL (2): Tuqiri's return imminent
- Racing: Big Day Out revellers raid stables
- new Tanking's back to haunt the game
- Helen Mirren: 'Geriatric action star'
- <i>The Road</i>: Balck humour on the road to ruin
- Film: The Road reviewed
- Kathryn Bigelow: Fighting fit
- <i>Avatar</i>: Biggest grossing film ever
- Dizzee Rascal: Grime doesn't pay so MC works a younger audience
- 'Nonsense': Voight blasts Brangelina rumours
- Book: Ashley Judd to release memoir at age 41
- Fashion: Shimmering chic in Paris
- Travel: Highways to heaven - the world's greatest drives
- Travel (2): Airlines suffer record traffic drop in 2009
- Travel (3): Jetstar rolls out SMS boarding passes
For the Evening:
- It’s a good night for TV. If you’re not keen on the tennis (all two of you), there’s the “adults only” 20-to-1, which is no doubt good fun, there’s a documentary on the great magazines on ABC HD, or crime dramas like Lie to Me and Law and Order. Tonight’s TV guide here.
- Sydney: Shower of two. Chance thunderstorm. Min: 20, Max: 28
- Melbourne: Shower or two clearing. Min: 16, Max: 24
- Brisbane: Afternoon shower or thunderstorm. Min: 23, Max: 32
- Perth: Very hot, sunny. Min: 21, Max: 37
- Adelaide: Fine. Sunny. Min: 16, Max: 31
- Hobart: Mainly fine. Min: 13, Max: 21
- Canberra: Possible afternoon shower. Min: 16, Max: 32
- Darwin: Late shower or storm. Min: 27, Max: 33
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