For many Australians the biggest news of today is the announcement from the national broadcaster that it will be moving some dates around for 2018.
What are the key dates for your diary?
Tues 12 Dec 2017: Voting opens
Mon 22 Jan 2018: Voting closes
Fri 26 Jan 2018: Australia Day
Sat 27 Jan 2018: Hottest 100
Sun 28 Jan 2018: Hottest 200
For many a Novocastrian this throws a spanner in the yearly plans for a Australia Day hanging out listening to the Hottest 100. See it as the bonus it is, now you can cook up some Aussie Day shenanigans elewhere and put your leave request in now if you work weekends.
The glass is half-full after all.