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Joe Hockey's first budget, which delivered swingeing cuts to health, education and welfare, raised taxes and broke a series of promises, was ''much softer'' than the Treasurer had wanted, a new biography published on Wednesday says.
Mr Hockey was convinced by Prime Minister Tony Abbott to take a more cautious approach, delaying cuts to pensions and reducing the number of people who would pay the deficit levy during meetings of the expenditure review committee.
The Treasurer is also named as Mr Abbott's most likely successor by the Prime Minister's chief of staff, Peta Credlin, who declares Mr Hockey has ''got his head above every other contender'', though she cautions he is not yet the ''heir apparent'' to replace Mr Abbott.
If the thought of your child being bullied at school breaks your heart, then consider this - you might not even notice.
Analysis of a study of more than 4000 children has found parents and teachers often do not realise children are being bullied.
For more than half of the children who said they had been bullied, their parents were either not aware or did not consider the actions were bullying, research from the Australian Institute of Family Studies shows.
And the vast majority of teachers - four out of five - did not report the child had been a victim of bullying, suggesting they need more training on how to respond.
TODAY IN HISTORY
1798 - Napoleon captures Alexandria, Egypt
1858 - Jewish Disabilities Removal Act passed by British Parliament
1877 - 1st telephone & telegraph line in Hawaii completed
1904 - Ice cream cone created by Charles E Menches during La Purchase Expo
1934 - Bradman completes 304 at Headingley, 430 mins, 43 fours 2 sixes
1962 - The International Agreement on the Neutrality of Laos is signed.
1984 - Vanessa Williams, 1st black Miss America, resigns due to posing nude
1993 - China Northwest Airlines BAe146-300 crashes at Yinchuan, 55 killed
2013 - 19 people are killed and 22 are injure after a tour bus collides with a truck in Saraburi, Thailand
1775 - Etienne-Louis Malus, French physicist and mathematician (d. 1812)
1841 - Edward John Armstrong, poet
1865 - Max Heindel, Danish Christian occultist, astrologer, and mystic (d. 1919)
1942 - Sallyanne Atkinson, Australian politician
1947 - David Essex, [Cook], London, rock vocalist/actor (That'll be the Day)
1950 - Blair Thornton, rock guitarist (Bachman-Turner-Overdrive)
1968 - Amy Fruwirth, Cypress CA, LPGA golfer (1995 McCall's LPGA-4th)
1969 - Fernanda Ribeiro, Portugal, 10k runner (Olympics-gold-96)
1972 - Marlon Wayans, comedian (Wayans Bros, In Living Color)
1983 - Bec Hewitt, Australian actress
If it's your big day, happy birthday!
What is the name of the cartoon starring Charlie Brown?
In the TV series Flipper, what sort of creature was Flipper?
How many countries in the world are larger than Australia?
What Stephen Crane Civil War novel has adapted several times for the screen?
What materials did the Three Little Pigs use to build their houses?
DID YOU KNOW
Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.
JOKE OF THE DAY
Why didn't the teacher believe the ghost?
Because she could see right through him.
Quiz answers: The Peanuts; Dolphin; Five (Russia, Canada, China, USA, Brazil); Red Badge of Courage; Straw, sticks and bricks.
Have a great day,