“A study funded by the US government has concluded that conservatism can be explained psychologically as a set of neuroses rooted in “fear and aggression, dogmatism and the intolerance of ambiguity”.” (Guardian)

“Australia and 15 other south Pacific nations should establish a Pacific community similar to the European Union, with the Australian dollar the common currency, a parliamentary inquiry has recommended.” (Age)

Scientists in Australia think they may have solved one of the world’s oldest murder mysteries – a 5,000-year-old old Ice Age hunter whose body revealed he had been brutally shot in the back with an arrow. (BBC)

“The al-Qaeda terrorist network has singled out Australia for mention while claiming responsibility for last week’s bombing of the Marriott Hotel in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, CNN reported.” (Age)
Thanks, John Howard.