Welcome to July!
July 1st: Mysterious bright lights have been spotted in the sky over Melbourne’s western suburbs this morning.
July 2nd: The principality of Monaco prepares to celebrate the religious wedding of Prince Albert to South African Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock.
July 3rd: Motorists will be pinged for their fuel use, even though petrol has been spared from a carbon tax impost, the Australian Greens insist.
July 4th: Tiger Airways will hold crisis talks with Australian regulators to try and counter safety claims and resume domestic operations.
July 5th: Korumburra earthquake sparks earth tremors across Melbourne
July 6th: Scientists in Australia find the skeleton of a ‘giant wombat’ which lived some two million years ago and would have been the size of a four-wheel-drive car.
July 7th: Water police have recovered a body from the Maribyrnong River this afternoon.
July 8th: Man arrested, another critical after shooting in Tullamarine.
July 9th: Labour calls for an immediate start to the phone-hacking inquiry so that evidence will not be lost when the News of the World closes, as staff work on its final edition.
July 10th: Australian coach Norma Plummer plans to keep arch foes New Zealand guessing right until the eleventh hour before unveiling the side she will send in to battle for the world netball crown in Singapore.
July 11th: Carbon tax: Heat rises as voters reject Julia Gillard’s plan
July 12th: New cigarette-style health warnings will appear on the labels of popular alcoholic drinks from today.
July 13th: Many locally bred designer puppies face cruel and horrifying futures after being sold to buyers in Asia, a situation which has sparked fury among animal welfare authorities.
July 14th: A National day of protest demanding the burqa be banned has raised fears it could provoke Cronulla riot-style hysteria.
July 15th: The AFL is under fire over its policing of player payments outside the salary cap.
July 16th: Ten people, including two children, have been injured in a three-car collision on a rural road south of Bacchus Marsh.
July 17th: A lucky Victorian has $1.25 million reasons to smile – and they probably don’t even know it.
July 18th: Toddlers are becoming so obese they need hospital treatment and 10-year-olds so overweight they risk heart disease, one of Victoria’s top childhood obesity experts has revealed.
July 19th: The dreaded winter flu has hit Victorians, with three times as many people infected than at the same time last year.
July 20th: Taxpayers forked out $650,000 for Oprah Winfrey’s Melbourne visit
July 21st: Derryn Hinch sentenced to home detention: Guilty of contempt for naming two sex offenders.
July 22nd: A Cyclist was killed in a road accident a short distance from the Brighton Baths this afternoon.
July 23rd: Cadel Evans is all but certain to become Australia’s first Tour de France winner after a stunning time trial victory in the suburbs of Grenoble.
July 24th: Cadel Evans wins the Tour De France.
July 25th: Woman’s throat slashed in armed robbery in Brunswick.
July 26th: Train operator Metro has come under attack from Melbourne’s short-statured population, who claim they are being left with nowhere to sit and nothing to hang on to.
July 27th: Australia’s consumer prices rise more-than-forecast as high cost of food and fuel put pressure on inflation.
July 28th: Enrique Iglesias talks about his small manhood at odd Melbourne concert
July 29th: Comedy duo Hamish Blake and Andy Lee have hit back at criticisms of their new television show, Hamish and Andy’s Gap Year.
July 30th: A body believed to be that of missing Ballarat man Jason Richards was found last night in a remote part of South Australia.
July 31st: Police powers to ban people from licensed venues could be challenged in the Supreme Court after a young woman was excluded for a year from every pub, bottle shop and licensed restaurant in her home town despite not being found guilty of any crime.
July was summed up by the Tour De France, despite me not being interested in cycling at all. What i was most interested in was the uproar that was caused by Mia Freedman on the Today Show when she said sportspeople aren’t heroes. The response was actually disgusting considering that this is one person’s opinion and isn’t actually hurting anyone. If you’d like to view the footage, read the post Mia herself wrote, and read the responses, you can here.
Did you watch any of the cycling? Do you agree/disagree with Mia’s statement?