The lunch box - 20/04

It’s sunny, warm and we should all be outdoors enjoying it before the winter hits. But we’re not – hopefully these news snacks will help while the time away.

Channel News

State of the market

  • The markets have opened in positive territory thanks to a rebounding Wall St. At 11:23am, the S&P/ASX200 was up 22.6 points.
  • The Aussie dollar is slightly higher at $US0.9249. Gold has risen to $US1138.2 an ounce while oil is selling for $US82.2 a barrel.


General News

  • Gangland murders: Carl Williams has been bashed to death with an exercise bike while in a high-security prison.
  • Bad marketing: A Kiwi marketing stunt has backfired after promoters sent an actor with a plastic gun into a pub.
  • Flight bans eased: The European Union has moved to ease flight bans, but fresh eruptions bring more closures.
  • Airline quashes ashes: European airlines have demanded a lift of flight-bans after successful test flights through the danger zone
  • Drugs for underage sex: A Northern Territory man has pleaded not guilty to providing a 15-year old girl with marijuana in exchange for sex, claiming he thought she was 16.
  • Boat people a winner for the Coalition: Illegal immigration is giving the Liberal party votes, according to a new poll.


  • Rugby: Melboure Storm suffering from injuries
  • Horses: Bart Cummings recovering well from flu
  • AFL: Josh Kennedy evades punishment despite breaking Sylvia’s jaw.
  • Soccer: Marquee rule change leaves A-League clubs wary.
  • Netball: Five straight wins for Melbourne Vixins.


Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Fine. Mostly sunny. Min: 17, Max: 25
  • Melbourne: Shower or two. Min: 17, Nax
  • Brisbane: A few showers. Min: 19, Max: 26
  • Perth: Partly cloudy. Min: 13, Max: 26
  • Adelaide: Fine. Partly cloudy. Min: 16, Max: 27
  • Hobart: Fine. Min: 12, Max: 22
  • Canberra: Fine and partly cloudy. Min: 9, Max: 24
  • Darwin: Afternoon shower inland. Min: 24, Max: 33

Product Wars:

  • Results so far...

  • 1st - Personal computers - 79%
  • 2nd - VHS (with VCR player) - 63%
  • 3rd - Video games consoles - 61%
  • 4th - Brick phones - 58%
  • 5th - Portable gaming devices - 57%

  • Click here to cast your vote!