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- peter on Smokes rise by $2.80 a packet I smoked and loved it for 35 yrs then I read a book on stopping and stopped before I finished the book by Allen Carr ... more
- Wendy on Proposal with a $1million donation Is it possible to get on Mr Moini's target list? My grandson has type 1 diabetes. A team at Newcastle University are in ... more
- Cleangirl on Will price hikes stop smokers? If it does we should try it with Alcohol, pokies and childcare. more
- Tony on SAS join Aussie airdrops in Iraq? If this is the case, then IS should now collectively go out into the desert and blow whats left of their pathetic brains ... more
- REALISTIC-CANBERRA on My religion needs fixing? What sort of "religion" chops people's heads off? more
- Samuel J on Extremists the enemy of Islam All right thinking countries around the world need to come down on these islamic damned extremists like a ton of bricks. ... more
- John Harvey on Stopping fighters heading overseas let them go just do not let them back into the country more
- Cleangirl on Extremists the enemy of Islam Extreme Islam or mediocre Islam ? Look at all the Islamic nations, extreme overrides mediocrity every time. more
- Vivien Ellison on Hawke-Keating: who was better PM? Tony Abbott, John Howard, Peter Costello and Scott Morrison are the best people that have ever been in Australian ... more
- Keith A Tudor on Stopping fighters heading overseas @Tony - excellent comment. I support that including confiscation of their passports as well as their assets forfeited to the ... more
- Citizen Slain on War looming in the Middle East We would all very much like to believe in the integrity and decency of modern government however the reality is very ... more
- Greg O on Regional relocation grants scrapped I did consider it and actually did it forty years ago. National Service took me out of Sydney and showed me there is ... more
- Greg O on Drug action in female prisons There has been plenty of first class facilities to deal with drug addiction for decades in not only women's prisons but male ... more
- Peter Ulmer on My religion needs fixing? Glen Mohammed is impressive as you say. Sadly he is one voice in what appears to be a minority view within his community. I ... more
- James W on One way ticket for Islamic radicals Let's buy anyone who wants to get involved in other country's affairs, a one way ticket. Mr Abbott, we'll book you ticket, ... more
- Cindy on Millers Point sales shock investors This minister has yet to meet with the residents on Millers Point personally even after continuous requests. Sales at ... more
- Max Rawnsley on Qantas loss of $2.84 billion Qantas is a hard fix. The next 12 months will be vital. For all the expenditure etc they still have poor service. I don't ... more
- Max Rawnsley on Hawke-Keating: who was better PM? You jest. This is mythology. We have had a succession of PMs who have placed self preservation ahead of public interest. ... more
- Craig on Taxpayers lose to black economy Don't steal the Government hates the competition. more
What TV show will you follow?
Television has brought the big guns out to grab your interest for night time viewing leading into the final half of the year. Paul Murray on what will be the hits and misses and asks, what will you be watching?
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The Nine Network's Olympics Games coverage may be over but the station struck gold last night with the debut of Underbelly and Big Brother topping the ratings.
Underbelly Badness won the night with an average 1.780 million viewers.
Big Brother, which has been revived by Nine after a four-year absence, got off to a flying start with 1.618 million viewers on average for the opening 90-minute show.
Top rating shows Monday night
1. Underbelly Badness (Nine) - 1.780 million
2. Big Brother (Nine) - 1.618 million
3. Seven News (Seven) - 1.348 million
4. Today Tonight (Seven) - 1.263 million
5. Nine News (Nine) - 1.251 million
6. ABC News (ABC) - 1.040 million
7. Home and Away (Seven) - 1.025 million
8. A Current Affair (Nine) - 1.020 million
9. London Live Closing Ceremony (Nine) - 1 million
10. Australian Story (ABC) - 935,000
And so, the Olympic Games come to a close in London. Jason Morrison gives his thoughts of the two weeks of drama and triumph, with the quiet achievers who appeared to do best on behalf of Australia.
A recent study reveals drink-drinking campaigns aren't working, with 58% of surveyed drivers admitting to drink-driving. Jason Morrison on the stigma, the punishment, and the gender problem involved.