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- Greg O on Sydney facing homeless challenge New public housing estates look very impressive but there is never enough of them. It seems to be a case of we either give ... more
- James W on Parliament House $800 doorknob? Yeah, they must be punished for leaving us with a 3 X AAA rated economy and continuing on the 20 odd years of unbroken ... more
- Angela Coombes on Parliament House $800 doorknob? What about the framed portraits of Gillard and Rudd within the National Parliament - I would prefer just blank frames ... more
- Samuel J James on Work for Dole rules far too strict? @Sloppy Joe Hokey - you are 1000% correct. Simply put, it is government of the money, by the money for the money indeed! Of ... more
- Samuel J on PMs frustration over access to MH17 The ex KGB thug, presently the so called President of Russia has been as helpful regarding the recovery of the bodies of the ... more
- Terrence on Work for the dole doesn't work They ought to get Abbott do 40 applications and see what it is like. This guy has no clue how to run the government and ... more
- Terrence on PM discusses the issues on 2UE Abbott is trying his best to milk this so his unpopular budget and his lies and deceit do not stay in the headlines. It does ... more
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- alfredo on What to call the new CBD sculpture? Clover Moore and Alex Greenwich are the type of pollies this country really needs!! more
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- Gary on Work for Dole rules far too strict? As for FTA's, the fact is Australia is a net exporter to the countries that we have an FTA with. So we sell more than we ... more
- Gary on Work for Dole rules far too strict? Pick on the rich tax dodgers.Unfortunately the facts don't support your claim, the truth is the top 20% of tax payers are ... more
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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.