She's politically lite, but we love Kristina Keneally - Kristina Keneally is now officially the most popular political leader in the country with a personal standing greater than Kevin Rudd, and with more than two-thirds of voters claiming to like her -Sydney Daily Telegraph
Tony Abbott won't change fitness regimen- Fitnessfanatic Tony Abbott has defended his gruelling exercise regime amid calls for the Opposition Leader to take a breather from his action man routine - Brisbane ourier Mail
Turnbull's return to frontbench a step too far Tony Abbott- About 4.30pm yesterday, Tony Abbott knocked back Malcolm Turnbull's offer to return to the opposition frontbench as finance spokesman to replace the populist Barnaby Joyce.Having taken a brave and correct decision to replace Joyce, Abbott decided the recall of Turnbull was too great a risk - The Australian
Barnaby Joyce ousted for steady Andrew Robb in Coalition reshuffle- TonyAbbott has eliminated the risk of election-campaign economic gaffes from Barnaby Joyce, dumping the maverick Queenslander as opposition finance spokesman to bolster the Coalition's financial credentials and sharpen its attack on wasteful government spending - The Australian
Classrooms in for work no one wants- A primary school's $954,000 covered outdoor learning area has become the state's first education revolution construction project to be scrapped for its outrageous cost - Sydney Daily Telegraph
Actions speak louder for indigenous future- Paul Toohey writes in the Sydney Daily Telegraph how the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples.It will not be operational until January 2011, more than three years after the Government committed to its formation.
Broadband needs big, fat open book - Henry Ergas writes in The Australian that the fact a deal can be struck between Telstra, the government and the National Broadband Network Company hardly means it is in the best interests of the community. And the direction in which the whole saga seems headed raises crucial issues of transparency and accountability.
Parents lie for child's licence- Youngdrivers are being caught fraudulently claiming their parents were driving instead of them in a bid to avoid demerit points that could cost them their licence - Sydney Daily Telegraph
10 million Queenslanders by 2050- Queenslandcould have a population of more than 10 million by the middle of the century, new Federal Government projections reveal. The Australian Bureau of Statistics projections also put Brisbane's population at more than 4.5 million by 2051 - Brisbane Courier Mail
'Stop them moving here' - Queensland residents want to cap population growth-Results from an exclusive Galaxy poll for The Courier-Mailsuggest that 60 per cent of Queenslanders want the Government to take steps to limit the region's population growth explosion. A similar proportion say forecasts of six million southeast Queenslanders by 2050 would be too many.
Private schools to test applicants before granting entry- Private schools across the country are considering pre-entry testing of children as young as five in literacy and numeracy, raising concerns it is designed to weed out and exclude potentially poor-performing students - Adelaide Advertiser