Good Day for transvestites, as the state of Tasmania announced plans to change an old law that prohibits men from going around town after dark in women's clothing. Loitering with reputed thieves will also no longer be an offence.

Bad Day for Layakmiya Shaikh, an Indian police inspector who was arrested for accepting a bribe of 50,000 rupees (about pounds 900). On the previous day, he had received the President's Medal for meritorious service.