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Good morning everyone, happy Monday.

It will be partly cloudy today with isolated showers until the late arvo. Maximum temperature is 27 degrees.

The week is looking mixed – clearing showers on Monday and Tuesday, mostly sunny for Wednesday and Thursday.

On the front page of today’s Sydney Morning Herald, former premiers Bob Carr and Morris Iemma are at war over who’s to blame for the rise of Eddie Obeid amid warnings that corruptions hearings involving the notorious powerbroker will have dire consequences for the party at the federal election. And so it gets juicier…

On the front pages of the major papers today:

The Age in Melbourne reports that Victorians have strongly backed Denis Napthine over Ted Baillieu as premier, but the Coalition is facing a tough battle to cling to power, according to an exclusive voter poll.

The Australian Financial Review reveals that the Reserve Bank of Australia’s computer networks have been repeatedly and successfully hacked in a series of cyber-attacks to infiltrate sensitive internal information.

The Daily Telegraph carries a special report on women as the “ugly new faces of crime” according to figures showing there are more females in the dock and behind bars than ever before.

The Australian reports that Labor’s latest electoral rout in WA has escalated warnings that voters have abandoned the party nationwide and raised new doubts about Julia Gillard’s leadership.

The original release of this article first appeared on the website of Hangzhou Night Net.