Another surprise â Martin Amis cops a public serve; why Arts NSW wanted to give away its cash; the eBook revolution continues apace in the US; a chance to vote in Oxford, and the silver linings for the Clouds of Magellan. By Jason Steger.
BANKS will give up as much as $800 million a year in net profits as they respond to consumer and political pressure to reduce drastically, or axe completely, penalty fees such as overdraft and late payment credit card charges.
A SENIOR Sydney Ferries officer who for months approved private expenses run up by the then chief executive, Geoffrey Smith, on his corporate credit card has been accused of trying to cover up the bills.
SENATOR Barack Obama has written a personal cheque to his rival Senator Hillary for the maximum permitted donation of $US2300 ($A2400) as part of some very public fence-mending at a meeting with Senator Clinton's top fund-raisers in Washington.