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ABC News Australia Afternoon Edition: Carr tells Labor to stop 'gabbing' to the media

Top Stories More Top Stories » Thousands evacuate as flood threat spreads Heavy rain is causing flash flooding across New South Wales as thousands are evacuated in the state's south-east and Victoria as floodwaters rise. More » Relocation fears as ocean swallows Torres Strait At least 14 dead as tornados rip across US Carr tells Labor to stop 'gabbing' to the media Obama warns against first strike on Iran Union backlash over call for media watchdog Five arrested after shots in Adelaide LNP accused of selling access to MPs WA, NT rank high for mining investment More Analysis » The Prime Minister, it seems, is not for turning Well that was something. Every now and again, one is reminded of how utterly transformative it can be when a political leader exerts authority in a surprising way. Twenty past twelve this afternoon was one of those moments. The Prime Minister has put her foot down, and kept it down. Rather than just talking about being authoritati

ABC News Australia Afternoon Edition: Bluescope Steel posts $530m loss | Business

Top Stories More Top Stories » Review calls for school spending overhaul The Federal Government has released the Gonski review on school funding but has not committed any new money to education. The report, authored by businessman and academic David Gonski, has found the current school funding arrangements are complex, confusing and have obscure goals. It says an extra $5 billion would have been needed to implement the changes based on 2009 figures, but Julia Gillard will not say how much extra her Government will spend on schools. More » Gillard sidesteps questions on plans for Rudd Cancer survivor fights to stop gene ownership Man 'survives two months in snow-covered car' Bligh unveils royalties-funded education plan Kidnap charges dropped against Ibrahim siblings Father breaks down in triple murder trial Homes threatened by WA bushfire Man charged with shooting 11yo boy Aussie scientists unveil single-atom transistor More Analysis » Don't mention the w

ABC News Australia Afternoon Edition: Retail sees Christmas cheer despite slow sales

Top Stories More Top Stories » Anxious wait as river rises in abandoned town Several thousand residents forced to abandon their homes in St George are anxiously waiting to see if the town's levees will hold up against a record flood. More » Gillard says election winnable with hard work Qld Government could face massive flood lawsuit No opt-out rule for airport body scanners Police probe deaths of Sydney housemates Bloodshed in Syria amid outrage over UN veto Retail sees Christmas cheer despite slow sales Freeze brings deaths, chaos to Europe Croc shock haunts family mourning lost daughter Navy asked to make room for Sydney cruise boom More Analysis » After the fact: adventures in new journalism A made-up story has passed for news in much of the nation's supposedly "quality" media for days now: the looming leadership challenge against Julia Gillard by Kevin Rudd. In case you hadn't noticed, there hasn't been a spill. There wasn't on

ABC News Australia Afternoon Edition: World Bank slashes growth forecasts | Business

Top Stories WA Opposition Leader steps down Eric Ripper quits as leader of the WA Labor Party, ending speculation about his ability to lead the party to victory at next year's state election. More » Coast guards ordered captain back to sinking ship Run-in has Warne peddling cyclist registration Wilkie denies backing down over pokies NAPLAN cheating cases on the rise Dictator's brother predicts coup in N Korea 35th anniversary of Granville train disaster World Bank slashes growth forecasts Fisherman swept off rocks in Sydney's north Lost girls use stolen phone to seek police help More Top Stories »   The very special guide to politics in 2012 As we all know, 2011 in Australian politics was the year of decision and delivery, the year when the Gillard Government rolled up its militant femo-Marxist sleeves and did some things. With that in mind, what can we expect in 2012? What should the Australian voter, currently whimpering