- NEWS.com.au | Workers win time off for family care (June 17, 2004):
The new leave is expected to end the widespread practice of workers telling their bosses they are sick, when in fact they are looking after their children or parents.Given the current breeder-focussed state of the nation; it's even more surprising that this type of leave is not restricted to caring for children.
- Britain considers human cloning request. 17/06/2004. ABC News Online. It'll be interesting to see how this goes.
- Gould wants Origin ref sacked. 17/06/2004. ABC News Online:
Gould, however, did admit the Blues' own mistakes cost them the game.He walked off into the dressing rooms before the game was even finished - what a great sport, such a role model, such an inspiring coach. So anyway, car'n Maroons for the decider :)
- Monash University shooter found not guilty - National - www.smh.com.au:
A Melbourne honours student who killed two men and wounded five others in a shooting rampage at Monash University was today found not guilty because of mental impairment.
- Telstra needs to share $1bn of pain - News - www.smh.com.au:
Telstra is expected to announce as early as today that the final bill for bailing out Reach, its joint venture with Pacific Century CyberWorks, could be $1 billion more than already indicated. This would be on top of write-downs of up to $2 billion Telstra has made on Reach and another PCCW joint venture, CSL.I guess everyone's line rental will be going up again.
- Discovery of 'marbling' gene a boost for cattle producers. 17/06/2004. ABC News Online:
Marbling is the fat inside the muscle of cattle and is a valuable trait in lucrative markets like Japan and the US because it improves the eating quality of the meat.It's not actually prized as much on the domestic market, since we prefer beef with lower fat content - both for health reasons and a different perception of what constitutes quality.
- NEWS.com.au | Gifts not all fit for a princess (June 17, 2004):
Princess Mary of Denmark and her prince will be riding bicycles by day, playing erotic board games by night and fawning over photographs of themselves on every wall if they follow a royal pledge to make use of every wedding present they received.Surely they have enough guest rooms to fill up with this sort of crap? :)
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