Good morning Bendigo - 04.08.2014

Good morning Bendigo!

Yep it's another below freezing morning. We are on a roll...

WEATHER

-3.5 degrees with a maximum of 12 degrees. 

More details here

Today's front page of the Addy.

Today's front page of the Addy.

TRAINS

A 15 minute delay on the 05:18 service out of Kyneton.

NEWS OVERNIGHT

On our front page this morning, the owner of a dog that viciously attacked a woman in Bendigo last week says she warned the victim not to pat it. Nicole Singleton, 29, said her dog, Rocky, was "beautiful" and had never previously attacked anyone.

She said victim Liza-Jane Purtill had to take some blame for the attack because she disregarded a request to stay away from the dog.

Read full article here.

Aids conference delegates seek asylum in Australia 

At least 25 delegates who attended Melbourne’s high-profile AIDS conference intend to seek asylum in Australia after failing to board their flights home last week.

The men and women, who are mostly from African countries including Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia, decided to stay in Melbourne after the week-long conference finished on July 25.

Many of them are now homeless and have been put up in motels, backpacker hostels and rooming houses across the city.

Budget cuts hits lowest-income earners hardest, says Treasury

The federal government delivered its May budget fully aware its spending cuts would hit poorer households much harder than wealthier ones, a Fairfax Media freedom of information request has revealed.

Treasury numbers released to Fairfax Media back private modelling showing the cuts were sharply inequitable, a contention repeatedly downplayed by the government.

The budget has been widely criticised as unfair, and a hostile reception from the public led to a slump in the polls for the government. Many of its measures are being blocked by the Senate, with Treasurer Joe Hockey frantically negotiating with crossbenchers to salvage the budget.

Gammy's Australian parents 'too old' to take him, mother told - THE AGE

The Thai surrogate mother of abandoned baby Gammy says his Australian biological parents told her they could not take him because they are too old to care for twins.

Pattharamon Janbua has also revealed that both her babies were unwell at birth and the girl remained in a Thai hospital for a month before the parents took her to Australia.

TODAY IN HISTORY

1860  -  The Sydney Morning Herald reports that gold has been found at Lambing Flat, later the scene of Australia's largest anti-Chinese riots. 

1906  -  Central Railway Station in Sydney is opened. 

1914 - Great Britain declares war on Germany. 

1929  -  The first passenger train departs Adelaide on the Ghan railway line to Alice Springs. 

BIRTHDAYS

1821 - Louis Vuitton

1955 - Billy Bob Thornton

1961 - Barack Obama

1989 - Jessica Mauboy

DAILY QUIZ

1  What year did Albert Einstein die?

2  Which is the largest planet in the solar system?

3  How many Presidents have there been of the USA?  (Updated 2014)

4  What colour is Cerulean?

Answers:1; 1955, 2; Jupiter, 3; 44, 4; Blue

JOKE OF THE DAY

I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't find any.

Have a great day!

Andi

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