I help with Melbourne Perl Mongers.
I spend an awful lot of time talking about Perl, and have had my picture in the Australian newspapers with a camel. That's rather scary.
It appears that The Age newspaper (www.theage.com.au) is moving to a 'free subscription' based model, similar to the New York Times. However, The Age has a very interesting idea of what cookies it wishes to set.
Amongst a whole field of cookies that it tries to present, a couple of cookies are presented with a domain of '.com.au'. I'm not sure about you, but I don't feel that it's appropriate for a newspaper to try and set cookies that will be presented to every Australian business website. Even if the information inside them is not particularly private, it still makes it quite clear that the visitor is also a reader of The Age, or one of Fairfax's other publications.
Needless to say, I have my browser configured to refuse these particular cookies.