(From Asia Pulse)
SYDNEY, Oct 8 Asia Pulse - Highlights of today's newspapers:
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH:
- Decision to close Sydney Harbour as container port sparks tensions in state government.
- Governor-General warns new government ministers of vice-regal scrutiny.
- New Howard ministry sworn in.
- Man faces court over babysitter attack.
- The 52,000 sheep onboard the Cormo Express could be could be dumped in the Cocos or Christmas Islands.
- A$ up as RBA ponders rate rise.
- Lumacom pushes into Russia.
- Aussie cricketers pledge to not sledge opponents.
- SE Asia to form huge trade block.
- LookSmart loses deal with Microsoft.
- Top Liberal ministers slam Malcolm Turnbull's bid for federal parliament.
- Government may be forced to boost health spending by at least $500 million to secure crucial Democrats and independent support.
- RBA to hold fire on rate rise.
- New Government Ministry sworn in.
- NZ confirms Mugabe plot to oust diplomat.
- Small Island states will never survive alone, government report says.
- Photographer tells of BASE jumper Dwain Weston's final moments.
- Strikers' picket lines shut down Sydney University.
- Property spruiker Henry Kaye back in court after trying to turn an order against him into a …