Well hey there!
So, it was kind of a big news weekend in that the Government finally announced the intricacies of the new carbon tax. Not to mention NASA’s final space shuttle launch. Those things are always beautiful to look at. And to think we only invented flight at the beginning of the 1900s!
A quick congratulations to the Diamonds, Australia’s netball champions who beat New Zealand in a nervous extra time world championship last night.
Anyhow, you were probably out sunning yourselves or having fun so here’s a recap of the news you may have missed:
If you missed the basics, catch up on our cheat sheet on the main page. Or on the link above!
Sad. The last manned space shuttle by NASA was launched over the weekend delivering 3.5 tonnes of food to the International Space Station. Atlantis is the final shuttle in a 30-year program of manned space flight and will be retired to the Kennedy Space Centre and put on show. From now until America’s private space industry takes off, NASA will send astronauts into space using Russian rockets.
The Clinical Senate of Western Australia has recommended the legal drinking age be raised to at least 20 years old because 18-year-olds just can’t handle the responsibility. The Senate contains 75 elite health professionals and made the recommendation to the state’s health minister. They said the driving age and drinking age were too close together. So, what do you think? Old enough to go to war, old enough to drink? Or is that way of thinking out the door?