Morning BuzzMonday, October 31

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Scott Marsh paints a mural of NSW Premier Mike Baird holding a kebab and glass of wine surrounded by poker chips in Sydney in April. Photo: Cole Bennetts/Getty ImagesGood morning and welcome to the Morning Buzz for Monday, October 31. A sunny top of 23 degrees is expected today across Sydney.​
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News Buzz Michelle Reynolds and one of her four boys. Photo: Janie Barrett

INVESTIGATION DENIED:Even after a mother had been brutally murdered by a violent criminal wrongly released from jail and a court had condemned its conduct as “inexplicable,” the NSW Police Force refused to investigate the circumstances surrounding the tragedy.

JET SKI DEATH: A man has died after a jet-ski accident in Sydney’s south on Sunday afternoon.The man, in his 50s,was riding a jet-ski on Botany Bay about 3.15pm when it crashed.

JOB DISSONANCE: A new report to be released on Monday shows there were 138,044 people competing for 21,812 entry-level jobs advertised nationally in May.

SHRINKING HOUSES: Australia’s new homes are shrinking. The average floor area of a detached home built last financial year was 231 square metres, down from a record 247.7sq min 2008-09, analysis by stockbroker, CommSec shows.

PRAISE FOR SYSTEM: There’s confusion, doubt and lack of trust among Australian shoppers about our two-year-old health-star rating system, but experts say it’s the world’s best.

GRAFFITI REMOVAL DAY: Armed with colourful sponges and paint brushes, thousands of volunteers took to the streets to clean up graffiti on homes and public buildings on Sunday.

Sports Buzz Cup chances: Grand Marshal and Who Shot Thebarman. Photo: Vince Caligiuri

MELBOURNE CUP:Not sure who to back in the Melbourne Cup? Neither are we. But there might be an easy way to at least whittle down the 24 hopefuls to just a few who fit the profile of previous winners in the race’s more than 150-year history.

SCRAP THE TOSS:Australian coach Darren Lehmann has called for the pre-match toss of the coin to be scrapped in a bid to save –and enhance–the health of Test cricket.

STARC PRAISE:Former Australian spearhead Mitchell Johnson has tipped successor Mitchell Starc to finish with more than 400 wickets when his Test career is done.

CAMPESE EYES CANBERRA:Former Canberra Raiders captain Terry Campese is one step closer to getting a Canberra Stadium send-off in next year’s Rugby League World Cup.