Claims overnight that Kevin Rudd agreed to kill off poker machine pre-commitment should he become prime minister threaten to undermine his tilt for the top job.
An unlikely alliance of protestors led by Bob Katter, Alan Jones and The Greens has upped its campaign against mining companies acquiring valuable farmland by blockading a coal-loading facility in Queensland.
Hip hip, hooray! It's a big milestone for Julia Gillard today. No, she hasn't managed a Lazarus-esque turnaround in the polls. It's the Prime Minister's 50th birthday.
A chat room user has managed to force mining company Voyager into a trading halt.