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CBA announces record profit

THE Commonwealth Bank has recorded a record $7.09 billion profit for the past financial year, a jump of 11%.

Shareholders will receive a franked final dividend of $1.97 per share, up 5% from the previous year.

The bank's CEO Ian Narev said it was a good result given the "uncertain" economic environment.

Shares in the banking giant were up marginally at the close of trade on Wednesday.

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Free camping crackdown will pay for itself with fines

One of the best free camp sites in Australia this morning, Sunday, 1 May 2011.  The only problem with it is that it is on the northern end of Sunshine Beach in Noosa National Park, at least 500 metres from the nearest public loo. Plenty of laws against this, but no enforcement at all.
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Penalties from a crackdown on free camping will pay for itself.

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Maclean Showgrounds. Photo JoJo Newby / The Daily Examiner

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