UPDATE. A correction, not available online, in today’s Melbourne Age:
The first paragraph of an article on the front page of yesterday’s Business section incorrectly stated the sharemarket was tipped to fall by 50% in the coming year. As the following paragraphs made clear, this should have read “sharemarket returns” would fall, not the market itself. The mistake was made in editing.
Via Tony Thomas, who writes: “One has to wonder about all the Age subs who must have seen the incorrect story predicting the worst depression since 1930, but failed to notice anything wrong. Innumeracy is a serious problem there, as well as the politics.”
UPDATE II. From the Herald Sun:
When Mr Beazley took to the back of the truck near Federation Square, a laconic labourer from Broadmeadows quipped: “Hope the truck’s got good suspension.”