The lunch box - 21/04

The lunch box - 21/04

Halfway through the week – is it just us, or has this week been a slow one? Never mind, these news bits will help chew up some time.

Channel News

State of the market

  • A positive lead off Wall St. has helped local markets open strongly. At 11:49am, the S&P/ASX200 was up 41.7 points.
  • The Aussie dollar is selling for $US0.9306. Gold is trading at $US1141.8 an ounce while oil prices have risen to $US83.5 a barrel.

General News

  • No more dole?: Coalition leader, Tony Abbott, has proposed a blanket ban on unemployment benefits for Australians under 30.
  • Cop gets booked: A Northern Territory police officer has been sacked after getting caught drink driving in a police car.
  • Travel chaos still on: Travel chaos continues to affect Europe despite several airport re-openings.
  • Williams’ killer’s details: More information is emerging about the killer of Melbourne gangster, Carl Williams.
  • Nation-wide booze ban: England and Wales have instituted their first ever nation-wide booze-ban on Laura Hall.
  • Health care agreement: The Prime Minister has reached an agreement with all State and Territory leaders, except Western Australia’s, on a Federal takeover of healthcare.


  • Olympics: Former IOC president’s health failing.
  • League: WA ‘confident’ it can field an NRL team by 2013
  • Athletics: Joel Milburn makes the Commonwealth Games’ team.
  • Basketball: Argentinian basketball legend to play in Australia.
  • Cricket: Zimbabwe moves to block John Howard’s progression into the ICC
  • Tennis: Wimbledon winner to net a million in pounds.


Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Fine. Mostly sunny. Min: 17, Max: 26
  • Melbourne: Partly cloudy. Min: 17, Max: 28
  • Brisbane: Showers. Min: 18, Max: 26
  • Perth: Cloudy, chance of a shower. Min: 16, Max: 24
  • Adelaide: Fine. Mostly sunny. Min: 17, Max: 29
  • Hobart: Fine. Min: 11, Max: 21
  • Canberra: Fine, partly cloudy. Min: 9, Max: 25
  • Darwin: Fine, afternoon cloud. Min: 24, Max: 33

Product Wars:

  • Results so far...

  • 1st - Personal computers - 79%
  • 2nd - VHS (with VCR player) - 64%
  • 3rd - Video games consoles - 61%
  • 4th - Brick phones - 59%
  • 5th - Portable gaming devices - 56%

  • Click here to cast your vote!

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