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THE AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW
Page 1: The effects on war with Iraq and killer flu-like virus have already been felt,with Qantas slashing 1,000 jobs and warning of possible further redundancies if the situationdoesn't improve. Iraq in chaos as leadership crumbles.
Page 3: PM John Howard says Australia's unemployment rate could fall to five per cent,at least semi-permanently. Privacy Commission has been swamped by complaints, forcingthe Commissioner to drag out response times and drop a program of audits for key agencies.
World: US moves some troops in Korea in a bid to give South Korea a leading role indeterring a conventional attack from North Korea.
Companies: Network Ten posts record revenue and earnings for the six months to February28 on the back of strong growth in advertising bookings and a higher share of the TV adrevenue market. Major shareholder in gaming company Aristocrat Leisure calls on chairmanJohn Ducker to step down at next week's AGM.
Markets: Lack of direction from US markets stems activity in Australia today despitethe expectation the market will rally when the war ends and Saddam Hussein is confirmeddead or captured.
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