Friday, we think, has always been the most good looking day of the week. And it’s here, right now! Quick, everybody look busy.
You’ll probably be relaxing by the time the day is out (we hope) but before you do, catch up on some Aussie and world events right here with the news. And then go have a rest.
If you didn’t catch Channel 9 last night, it aired new allegations from a woman known only as ‘Sue’ who signed a statutory declaration and claimed she was dating a Brisbane Airport baggage handler whose colleague brought a very large bag of marijuana to work. He apparently panicked when a supervisor was coming close by and stuffed the bag in some luggage, which may well have been Corby’s. Corby is serving a 20 year sentence in Indonesia after being caught with the 4.5kg stash overseas. Plausible?
The Federal Government yesterday announced a $30 million package of assistance and compensation for cattle owners and graziers caught up in the suspension of live export animals to Indonesia. The money would also go to those whose businesses were connected to the live cattle trade, such as helicopter mustering companies. The money won’t last long, however, and Julia Gillard said the best thing to do now was to resume the trade with a solution to the animal welfare issues.
You might have skipped the headlines but here’s a quick recap on a major economic drama that is unfolding. Greece is in more than $450 billion of debt and can’t pay it back. In order to possibly, maybe, perhaps get another $100 billion dollar loan from the European Union (whose member countries themselves are also in high debt) they had to pass major spending cuts to prove they could take action. Cue higher taxes for the poor and 150,000 cuts in the o ver-payed public sector. It’s no guarantee and