The balance of power between the Rudd government and Telstra in the struggle to force the telco's structural separation has shifted over the past couple of days, with the very real possibility the government's bill to force this commercially devastating outcome will be defeated.
BEFORE becoming special United Nations envoy to Cyprus, Australia's former foreign minister, Alexander Downer, enthusiastically declared he would "fix up" the "untidy" problem of reuniting Greeks and Turks on the island.
The John Mitchell-coached Western Force will provide big headaches up front to many sides this season. The addition of experienced prop Matt Dunning from the Waratahs will bolster their front row, as should the added experience of loose-head prop Pek Cowan after a tour with the Wallabies last season. Behind..read more