WhyGo Australia News 06/23/2010
Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard locked in leadership talks | The Australian
KEVIN Rudd's leadership is in crisis tonight as factional leaders and MPs urged Julia Gillard to challenge for the prime ministership.
Aussie men shoot each other in buttocks ‘to see if it hurts’ – Yahoo! News
MELBOURNE (AFP) – Two Australian men needed surgery after shooting each other in the buttocks during a drinking session to see if it would hurt, police said on Wednesday.
Tourism gloom hits state | The Australian
QUEENSLANDERS, the most dependent of Australians on tourism, are the least optimistic about the economic outlook.
Sundance board were flying on banned airline | News.com.au
THE Congolese airline and plane involved in the west African air crash that killed the entire board of the Perth-based mining company Sundance Resources had been banned by Australia's leading risk management and specialised insurance firm.
A love note for Australia | Vagabond3
Australia has always been this magical place in my mind. After my dad went on a surf trip when I was a kid and my mom’s total love for it, even though she’s never been, there has been something fantastical about this kangaroo and diggeradoo packed place…
Scandal-linked resignation of Australian retail company’s CEO sends share price diving
The chief executive of upmarket Australian department store company David Jones abruptly resigned on Friday after revealing he had acted inappropriately toward a female staff member.
Nude rugby match, Dunedin, New Zealand | Players bare all
The match coincides with National Nude Day, and the New Zealanders are led out by David "Bourkey" Bourke, a veteran of all Nude Blacks' games since they were formed in 2002.
Campaign to lure more Chinese tourists
The federal government will spend $30 million trying to lure more Chinese tourists Down Under. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has used a visit by Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinpeng to talk up the potential of Chinese tourism to the Australian economy. The government will stage a forum in Cairns "in the near future" on boosting two-way tourism.
Search goes on for missing Aussie miners
Australia will offer every assistance in the hunt for a plane that went down in West Africa with six Australians on board, Foreign Minister Stephen Smith says.
Poo makes whales carbon neutral – Australian Geographic
The excretion of nutrient-rich poo boosts the growth of plankton in the ocean, which helps to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, scientists say. The research lends more weight to the argument against whaling, which will be debated at the International Whaling Commission meeting in Agadir, Morocco this week.