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(generated from captions) This program is not captioned. This program is live captioned by Ericsson Access Services. Hello and welcome to Afternoons. I'm Kumi Taguchi. Our top story today... Two days to go: Malcolm Turnbull's final push for election victory. In these uncertain times, we need to stick together. Grow our economy, create more jobs and build a better future for all Australians.
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(generated from captions) This program is not captioned. This program is live captioned by Ericsson Access Services. Hello and welcome to Afternoons. I'm Kumi Taguchi. Our top story today... Two days to go: Malcolm Turnbull's final push for election victory. In these uncertain times, we need to stick together. Grow our economy, create more jobs and build a better future for all Australians.
A day of mourning: Turkey buries the dead from the Istanbul airport bombings as the death toll rises. One of Victoria's top firefighter officers quits over the state's long-running union dispute. And out of the Olympics: Shooter Michael Diamond ineligible for Rio selection following criminal charges.
Bill Shorten has been on the campaign trail in Queensland today, trying to pick up key marginal seats. The Opposition Leader has dismissed questions about his political future and is continuing to push their campaign on Medicare. Political reporter Jane Norman is travelling with Mr Shorten and filed this report. The Opposition Leader Bill Shorten in
and his wife are campaigning here in Logan, in the marginal LNP held seat. This is one of the seats Labor is hoping to pick up on Saturday. The opposition had been pretty bullish on its chapters here in Queensland but as polling dates are blooming, there is the sense they
things have not gone as well as they had hoped. Queensland is a critical state, given the number of seats up for grabs. Bill Shorten is making a last minute pitch to voters.I am supremely confident. We are ready to implement our agenda and we are ready to serve Australia. I hope we have done enough to convince Australians. I make one more promise to Australians, if you vote Labor, we will not let you down.Attention is starting to turn to Bill Shorten's future as Labor leader. Kim Carr believes he should stay on as leader if Labor loses. Others say it will depend on the margin of defeat if there is one. Of course, this is all speculation, but it is for Bill Shorten, because rightly or wrongly, it reinforces the notion that this fight is over. Malcolm Turnbull has warned Australians against voting for independent candidates, saying it could lead to chaos and instability. Malcolm Turnbull has tried to present the Coalition as a force for stability at the National Press Club address.Well, here we And
are. At the end of a long campaign. And we are here meeting on the land of the Indigenous elders, we thank them, and we and the determination of this decision to the people whose it is, the Australian people. Because they will now have their say about the next three years. These past eight weeks have reinforced for me that the Australian people now, more than ever, are focused overwhelmingly on the economic realities confronting Australia. One strong sentiment I have picked up from so many visits to so many electorates right around the country, is that Australians want the government they elect to get on with the job of ensuring that we have a strong economy that can set us up for the future in uncertain times, globally. They are looking for a greater sense of common purpose. I believe they want our Parliament to offload the aetiology, to end the juvenile theatrics and the gotcha moments, the drop the personality politics. issues
They want our focus to be on the issues that matter to them. Turkish officials have released more details of how three attackers killed 42 people at Istanbul Airport. Two suicide bombers hit the interior of the terminal, then a third blew himself up outside as people fled the first two blasts. The country has been observing a national day of mourning as the dead are buried. Middle East correspondent Matt Brown reports from Istanbul. At the local hospital, the Terra quickly mixed with sorrow. This young woman had been married just a year to her husband who worked at the airport. And she was inconsolable when she heard that he did not survive. Others were clinging to a grim sort of hope, knowing that if their loved ones make it through, they will suffer terrible pain.TRANSLATION: The second operation has just begun. The doctor says he on the edge of life and death. We can only pray. His liver, kidneys and spleen are damaged.Turkish officials say this operation.
is a suspected Islamic State group operation. Two attackers moved in to recover it and so panic while the third hung back to kill those who fled the terminal.TRANSLATION: I friend was shot first and I was shot in my shoulder while trying to hide under the x-ray machine.Men and women from all walks of life have been killed and maimed by a violence that persist despite a security crackdown. As well as grief here, there is also blame and criticism of the Islamist -based government off support for the rebellion in neighbouring Syria. TRANSLATION: They have turned our country into Syria. We are all worried. People are afraid to go out.This is how it is. Officials were quick to get the airport open again, even as the cleanup was still under way.Their goal is to make us be afraid but we cannot live our lives are being afraid of going outside.Flags flew at half mast outside the country. It is not the first time and, sadly, not the last. A Melbourne teenager faces life in prison after pleading guilty of plotting an Anzac Day Terra attack. He was planning to be had a police officer while taking their gun shoot others. The 19-year-old pled guilty in a Melbourne court. The court had contact
previously heard that he was in contact with a 15-year-old British teenager and had discussed carrying out the attack. He will return to August.
court for a presentence hearing in Defence Force Vice Chief Raymond Griggs has apologised to victims of child sex abuse within the organisation while testifying at a Royal Commission. Our reporter Jackson Vernon was at the hearing in Sydney. Over the past two weeks, the Royal Commission has heard evidence about past and current sex abuse that has occurred within the Defence Force. In particular, this week, we have heard from the victims and their families who say they felt let down by the force when they came forward with allegations of sexual abuse. Today, the Vice Chief of the Defence Force has fronted the commission. He started the commission by speaking directly to the victims and their families sitting in the commission. He told them that the people in the systems within the ADF have let them down and that has put others at risk of abuse.Those stories are changing. They are changing the ADF. And they have strengthened the resolve of the senior leadership of the ADF to stamp out abuse in all its forms. But in particular, child sexual abuse.He described their stories as tragic but at the same time, transformational. Saying that helping bring about change in the ADF. He says in particular that changes occurring in the culture of the force, which has been heavily weeks.
criticised over the past couple of weeks. The commission also heard that from tomorrow, there will be a change in the management structure, which the Vice Admiral hopes will simplify rules and processes governing cadets. West Australian police have confirmed there isn't enough evidence to charge anyone with the murder of Corryn Rayney. The body of Mrs Rayney was found buried in a bush grave in Perth's Kings Park in August 2007. Her husband and prominent former barrister, Lloyd Rayney, was acquitted of her murder. The police are now officially closing their cold case review. The WA coroner will consider whether to hold an inquiry. It is an unfortunate reality of many cold case inquiries that the passage of time has taken its toll. There is currently insufficient evidence to charge any person with an offence in relation to Corryn Rayney's murder. The matter remains an unsolved homicide. The head of Victoria's Country Fire Authority has resigned over the long-running industrial dispute involving the CFA, the United Firefighters Union, volunteers and State Government. Joe Buffone had been in the role for eight months. Reporter James Hancock joins me now live from outside State Parliament. The CFA chief officer Joe the phone said it had been an honour and privilege to serve in the role of chief officer. He was appointed in October of last year. And he said in a statement that it was with a great sense of relate is in sadness that he was standing aside. He took a swipe at the can to -- controversial workplace deal for paid firefighters in his department. In part, he said... I believe this will tie the hands of those who are obliged by law to protect Victorians. This is just the latest resignation. We had previously had a resignation from the former emergency service Minister, Jane Garrett. And also the chief executive of the CFA. They resigned because they refused to accept this workplace deal which may.
has been backed by the end result may. The government has also sacked the board of this long-running dispute. Volunteers are worried that the workplace deal for paid firefighters with the CFA will give paid firefighters and their union the United firefighters union, too operates.
much control over the way the CFA operates. The government has been standing firm. It believes this is a good day of -- deal for volunteers and paid firefighters. It believes there has been a lot of scare mongering. We have seen a lot of angry protest from volunteers. So far, the government has been standing firm. We are not expecting to hear today from the Premier, Andrews. We have already heard from the Liberal Opposition Leader. His question was why the government is so king to push this deal through in the face of all this opposition.
The nation's main processors have now all announced the price they'll pay for fresh milk, which for most dairy farmers will be below the cost of production. It signals the start of a tough year and Helen Brown has been talking to one of those affected. This is beautiful country area, but it belies that half year and for the dairy farmers. I am joined by a dairy farmer from the region. You have now had an opening price from your processes. It effectively means you will be producing milk but getting 7 cents per litre less than the cost to put it out there. How has that left you feeling? It is a real shock given the indicators we were given that it would not be this bad.When you saw it, is that down and did the numbers.What went through your mind? How are we going to do this? What are we going to do? We have got to do everything again. Check everything over. Where is the money going to come from?Does this mean you must go through your budget again completely?I have to go through everything again with the bank. How we structure our season and how we go about things all has to change again.And what kind of decisions will you make in terms of cutting costs?We have to look at how much money we put towards production costs and producing grass and how much we can actually put into that. That dictates how with that.
much milk we produce. How far we go with that. If we do not put enough money into that, we don't have as much milk and then we have less income.It is about finding that where
line.And you will be cutting back where you can? You have to do. If there is no money there, you cannot do it. You have to do what you have to do to get through.You are not alone. What are your fellow dairy farmers telling you?It is a shock. Even the older farmers, more experienced, they sort of don't are
know where we are at and where we are going. And how to deal with all of this. This is all new. Last season, what has happened, and going forward.And this has got a bit of attention, the load milk price. Do you feel that you are generally getting support from Australians about the position you are in?Yes. The amount of awareness we have generated with the dollar milk and all of that, that has been fantastic. But it does not really change our position. We are still getting a load milk price. And that has hurt us. -- low.He is just one of thousands who are now recalculating the year ahead for themselves. With milk processors offering quite low prices for the new season.Let's get more or less. This has left many farmers questioning not only their futures but the future of the dairy industry itself. Any of those the
in the industry are saying it is the young farmers who will struggle the most. James Lockhart is a senior lecturer at Massey University. He joins me now. Thank you so much for your time this afternoon. Let us have a chat about what we hear the farmers saying, that the indicators that they got were ones where they looked at their budgets and their outgoings, up
those indicators have not stacked up to what they hoped they would. Are the indicators are wrong in this case?Good afternoon. The global indicators are not being well interpreted in either New Zealand or Australia. For the last 12 to 18 months, we have known that there is going to be a significant increase in global dairy Supply and companies on both sides of the Tasman have really not come to terms with the signals that they needed to be sending to their suppliers as early as March or April of, not this year, but last year.What signal should they have been passing on?The really important signal was recognising and understanding the impact of the lifting of quarters amongst European dairy farmers. And that happened on the 1 April of last year. 17 months ago. But we knew about that left, we knew that those quotas were going to be lifted, six or eight months earlier than that. And we ought to have been thinking and considering the impact on supply as early as late 2014.So nearly two years behind that, what impact then does that have on dairy production, on farmers having to recalculate all of their costs when, from your perspective, they are two years behind?That is the real issue. That is what you're farmer was talking about. It is the same issue with our New Zealand farmers. Our dairy farm systems they
both in Australia and New Zealand, they are
largely fronting cost. And knowing what market prices are really going to do as opposed to what they are suspected of doing, our dairy farmers must make most of their production cost early in the season. So there is a commitment to that cost structure early on. And as the season unfolds in those prices decline, farmers get themselves in real financial trouble.There is a sense coming out from other farmers that this is just going to be a bumpy season, it is going to be a bumpy ride. You see this differently? Is it the beginning of what will be the future of the dairy industry globally?That is a really good observation, because both in New Zealand and Australia are almost two camps that are diametrically opposed in terms of interpreting what is going on in the international markets. And that is the most sober camp says there is a structural shift that has gone on, the global supply curve has shifted to the right and it has flattened. And we see a lot of evidence of United
that coming out of Europe and the United States. There is the other camp, they are saying that this is only psychical and everything will be okayed by Christmas. I concern about that is that if they are wrong, and I hope they are right, but if it is wrong, then our farmers and our dairy farmers in particular, particular the younger entrants to the industry, they are tempted to make the wrong investment decisions. The New
recommendations we are making in New Zealand, which could be extended to the Australians, is to proceed with the utmost caution in terms of their budgeting and cost structure going into the next season.Given that a lot of these global indicators to come from those
larger companies, and farmers rely when they
on these, who do farmers turn to when they want to get this information? It sounds like you have to decide which camp you're in to start with and then the gap out who to get the information from in order to base all of your financial decisions?The reliability of information is of real importance, both to Australian farmers and New Zealand farmers. One thing we have learned in New Zealand and I am sure Australian farmers will also have learned, is that reliability of information, no offence to your largest cooperative, is that that information simply was not good enough. And if a group of people, like-minded academics, and sit in a back room in New Zealand and work through and get a better understanding of what is happening in the global supply and a large cooperatives on both sides of the Tasman cannot do that, there is actually something horribly wrong. Our businesses must be better than that. They must provide their best understanding and share that understanding with their suppliers. Even if it means that it is not necessarily all rosy. We are better off having the best information and responding to information on farm as accurately as we possibly can. Fascinating speaking to you. Thank to
you for making your time available to us today. We really appreciate it. Outgoing British premiers to David Cameron has urged the country's Opposition Leader to quit for the good of the country. The UK's political system is descending into chaos in the wake of last week's Brexit vote. In Scotland has started its own talks with the European Union. Europe correspondent James Glenday has more. When he left home, Jeremy Corbyn looks upbeat. He cannot have had many worse days. He was laughed at in Parliament before being ridiculed by a lame-duck PM.It might be in my party's interest for him to sit there. It is not in the national interest. I would say, for heaven 's sake, go!Jeremy Corbyn's deputy Tom Watson is one of more than 170 MPs trying to force him to quit.I party is in peril. We are facing in existential crisis. Angela Eagle is poised to launch a leadership Telus. But his supporters are convinced he will be going nowhere.I suspect Jeremy will win
will be on the ballot paper and will win again.Boris Johnson is the
firming as the favourite to become the next PM, though he is facing stiff opposition from Home Secretary, the reason may. In Brussels, bureaucrats and leaders are still reeling from Britain's exit vote.I think it is not about him today. Today is about us.She means David Cameron. Overnight, there was an empty seat at this table. But the remaining EU leaders stood defiantly as one, declaring the UK will get no special trade deals. Even though Britain's leader is persona non grata, the Scottish person is welcome with open arms, as she fought for her country to remain part of the EU bloc. Scotland voted to remain. I have a duty to ex- law all possible options to do that.Back in Westminster, David Cameron told Parliament that the United Kingdom must remain united. But for the Scottish First Minister, this is a win- win situation. If she gets a special EU deal, she looks good. And if she does not, the calls for a Scottish independence referendum will simply grow louder and louder. Part of a mutilated body have washed up on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach, just metres from the Olympic beach volleyball venue. The remains were discovered by a street vendor. Police stood guard over the area after they covered the find with a tarp. Police said they had not identified the remains and it wasn't clear where the mutilated body had come from. The discovery is the latest to unnerve the city as it grapples with rising crime, a recession and exhausted state finances. Meanwhile, it has emerged that Brazil's senate could take its final vote on the impeachment of suspended President Dilma Rousseff a day before the Olympic closing ceremony. If found guilty of breaking election rules, Brazil's first female leader would be permanently replaced by interim President, Michel Temer, her former deputy. Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has vowed to defeat ISIS militants, as the latest polls show him falling behind in the presidential race. Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd in Ohio, Trump said Democrat Hillary Clinton hadn't been able to do anything about the Islamic State, despite years in public service. He also said the United States needed to take extreme measures against the group.They said, "What do you think about water boarding?" I said, I like it a lot. I don't think it's tough enough.The fear factor appears not to be helping, with a Fox poll showing Trump's support in the presidential ballot has dropped seven points since May. Alicia Barry is here with the business news. There is a bit of a rally on the market today.It is a very strong financial
session on the final day of the financial year. Making up some of the losses we have seen post wrecks it. Investors have been hunting for bargains in the wake of the heavy sell-off we saw in immediately after the Brexit vote. There is also been a drop in the US dollar. That is certainly supporting mining stocks today.
As I mentioned, today is the last trading day of the financial year and of course we are seeing quite a bit of a bounce. But the last 12 months have been a fairly bumpy ride for investors, both here in Australia and globally.
The big drag on the Australian market was potentially commodities, in energy prices and iron ore prices, which fell sharply throughout the year. And on top of raise
that, the banking sectors had to raise a lot of money. There is a lot of pension money, superannuation money, sitting on the sidelines. A lot of dividends that have to be reinvested. There is potentially a push in the market in the second half of the year. We are taking a cautious view based around Australian growth. To some company news now. Kathmandu has upgraded its full year forecast. There were better margins in its winter season. They say in net profit for the year should be between 30.6 and $33.4 million. That represents a 16% increase on its last profit estimate in March. That is very good news for the retailers who had struggled with the unceasingly warm weather.Time now for the weather. the unceasingly warm weather.Time
now for the weather. We have a north-east in
severe weather warning for the north-east in the Gippsland district and up into the high Wales.
country in southern New South Wales. The red bow top stations had a gust of 130km/h, about 90km/h in the Victorian Alps. Scattered showers, tending to rain at times. We will see some storms throughout the afternoon as well. We will see some storms throughout
the afternoon as well. Blizzard conditions in the alpine areas. Cold and frosty again this morning, right up through the interior and up into the north-west part of Queensland, where Mount Isa was eight degrees below average this morning. Minus five degrees in cleanliness in New South Wales. We have had a fuchsia hours coming in on the topline over on the west. Queensland.
Some clout has popped up over Queensland. No rain there though. By tomorrow, the cold change will be moving through the south and conditions will ease. We will still see some showers about the southern coastlines. Not quite as cold overnight as there is a bit of moisture around and win. -- winds.
Today's top stories: The Prime Minister and Opposition Leader have made their final pitch to voters ahead of Saturday's election. Malcolm Turnbull used his speech to the nation press club in Canberra to warn voters that voting for anyone other than the Coalition would lead to chaos and instability. Bill Shorten's pitch was a little different, with the Opposition Leader promising that he and a Labour government won't let the nation down. Turkish officials have given a detailed account of the terrorist attack on Istanbul airport that killed at least 42 people. The three attackers arrived at the airport together. The first entered the arrivals terminal, opened fire and then blew himself up. The second attacker went upstairs to the departures level and blew himself up there. The third waited outside and detonated his explosives as people ran out off the airport. Victoria's chief fire officer has quit over the long-running industrial relations dispute engulfing the Country Fire Authority. Joe Buffone took on the role last year, but says his ability to carry out the role has been cognized. The stout has already seen the CFA board sacked, and claimed the jobs of the state emergency services Minister and the CEO of the Country Fire Authority. Olympic shooter Michael Diamond is out of the rear Olympics after the Australian Olympic committee ruled he did not meet the selection criteria. The 2-time gold medal winner is currently fighting firearm and drink-driving charges. Diamond has not been able to train because he is currently without a gun licence. If you've watched any commercial television today, you may have noticed something different. The endless stream of political ads has disappeared after the preelection blackout came into force. Up until yesterday, the major parties had spent around $10 million on mainstream media, trying to win votes. Here's political reporter, Dan Conifer. Over the past eight weeks, they have been trying to reassure us, or scare us into voting for them. That was before radio and television advertising was banned at midnight. They have spent millions on radio, print and television advertising. It is estimated that more than $9 million was spent.Over the first two days of the campaign, the Coalition spent nearly half a million dollars, and it has since stayed in front. And add tracking agency says this add was the number one biggest spend at more than $2 million. While this out from the Coalition wasn't far behind. The contrast in tone is shown in the spending.
A hundred positive policies, and yet we feel like we seen a hundred negative ads from Labour.The Coalition has been mostly positive, with one memorable exception. Effect treaty was distracting us from Medicare. The Coalition had to come up with something to stop that have
at the fake tradie.The Coalition have spent nearly half their budget in Sydney alone. For both parties, the spend in Brisbane and Melbourne was on par with the population. They only spent about 5% in a -- Adelaide. The television and radio battle might be over, but the war will continue in your social media feed until every vote has been cast. The 2016 federal election has hit the home stretch after eight weeks of solid campaigning. Voters have been very active on social media platforms such as Twitter, which has seen a peak in the last week. Jonathan Harley is from which Australia and he joins me now. Last time there was an election, Twitter wouldn't have had such a huge role. Talk us through how vital Twitter has been?I think we have seen the election being concentrated and dominated on Twitter in an unprecedented way, in terms of the size of the conversation and also the issues that have been of the most important is to voters. Whether it is the economy, tax issues, Medicare, all for young voters, housing affordability. It really has been a big election for Twitter.Is your main audience young people?We have a broad spread, although millennial is at 59% of the Twitter audience. -- the millennial age group are 59%. It has been an opportunity for younger voters to express those important issues. Housing affordability is one of them. We have seen superannuation as a major issue for the older electorate, but younger voters are not so much worry about that. They want to get into the housing market.When I get on Twitter, I can see what people are engaging in. But at the back end, what kind of analysis are you doing? Are you looking at keywords, hash tags, something else?We are looking at the hash tag for the election, #AusVotes. We also analyse peak times, such as the leaders debate, so we can see what is getting people fired up. As we are still two days out, this is the place where candidates can make their final pitches to the many undecided voters. 56% of Twitter users had been undecided through this campaign. Millions of votes are up for grabs on Twitter.Have you seen politicians using Twitter to try and get votes? There are so many other platforms they can use. Have you seen a targeted approach? Absolutely. Twitter offers that direct connection, the ability to have an immediate and public, lies conversation. The most effective politicians on Twitter have been the ones that are taking voters behind the scenes, bringing them a bit more inside the intimacy of the campaign bus, whether it is Bill Shorten preparing in the Green room, Malcolm Turnbull when he had that terrible flu. Interestingly, Malcolm Turnbull's appearance on Q&A was the most tweeted TV program of the year. That just goes to show Twitter.
how the debate is concentrating on Twitter.Talking about election day, sausage sizzles are going to be big. I was going to try and get a hash tag going on Twitter about dogs at the polling station. What will Twitter be doing?There is the decision about the next government, that is a choice that people will make. But the most important decision that everyone will make on polling day is whether to go for a sausage sizzle or a cupcake. So, we are rolling out @AusPolling which will tell you where your nearest polling station is. You will get a personal referral.Sounds like a pretty amazing campaign. Thank you. Election promises have been flowing thick and fast for Australia's most marginal seats, as the politicians attempt to win over undecided voters. But in Australia's safest seat, many are unaffected by the political debate, their minds made up long before this election was even called. Verity Gorman reports. For many voters in this Victorian seat, the outcome of the election is predictable.I don't think anything drastic will happen. It should be much the same.It is Australia's safest seat with a margin of 23.7%. The electorate relies on agriculture, while the National 's have been in power since the 1980s, several candidates are determined to change that.And nothing ever changes here.Do you really want is to say the same? I don't -- stay.Many voters are happy to stick with the status quo because they associate a safe seat with stability. Some have lost interest in the election, but others want to see more candidates. They are very concerned with being at a seat and how governments are not really having our best interests at heart, because we are such a safe seat.The sitting member in the here is not taking anything -- the sitting member is not taking anything for granted. breathing
One thing is for sure, many will be breathing a sigh of relief by the election is over.It has dragged on for too long. Time to check in with what is trending online, here's Matt Cargill with News Exchange. Political leaders are looking to Prime
win over undecided voters. The Prime Minister had a simple message on Facebook. With two days to go, Malcolm Turnbull says, stick to the plan. At the National Press Club, he warned against voting for independent candidates. If you don't know the leader of a minor party, or that is all you know, you don't know their candidates and you don't know their policies, then don't vote for them. Australians won't want to end up with a result they didn't see coming. The Assistant Treasurer, Kelly O'Dwyer, has been featuring in trends. Fairfax reports Twitter has launched an investigation into the Liberal Party over effect copyright claim to shut down a parody account. It likens Kelly O'Dwyer to the candidate for Indi, Sophie Mirabella. The page has since been restored. The member for Higgins was sticking to the campaign, promoting the government's tax cuts for small businesses on Facebook. The Opposition Leader is hoping he has done enough to secure a victory. He was talking to Brisbane hospital staff about penalty rates. I want to make it very clear to Australians that we are ready to govern. I hope we've done enough to earn the votes of Australians on Saturday and I want to make one more promise. If you vote Labour on July 2, we won't let you down. Richard Di Natale says his candidates have strong support. Plenty of people lodging their ballots early. The Australian Electoral Commission says close to 2.2 million votes have been cast at pre-poll centres so far. They're stretching far and wide. This is democracy in action in Antarctica. We've been seeing plenty of election related posts on Twitter that include symbols to express feelings. These are the emojis that have been used most of the past week. It's based on tweets that feature the Aus Votes hashtag. The face with the tears of joy takes the top spot, followed by the pouting face, often used for mad or angry emotions. Police in the UK say there's been 57% increase in hate crimes reported since the Brexit vote. One Twitter user has taken a stand, encouraging people to wear a safety pin to show support with European nationals and immigrants. It's been catching on, Doctor Keith Grimes writes. My safety pin is going next to the other symbol of helping others, his stethoscope. Others questioned the initiative. Emily wrote, why do you need a safety pin to show you're not racist? Surely you should does not be racist as a default setting. Still in the UK, some Labour members have been burning their membership cards to protest Jeremy Corbyn's refusal to stand down as party leader. The Prime Minister questioned his decision in the House of Commons. He talks about job insecurity, and my two months ago. It may be in my party's interests for him to sit there, it is not in the national interest. And I would say, for heavens man, Bo.
heavens man, Bo. That for heaven's sake, man, go!. Theresa May is a possible contender, along with Boris Johnson. That thing the hash tag, of Boris Johnson emerge. One tweet, may you forever get caught in a cycle of forgetting your password and not being able to use the ones you've used before. Another, may his phone charger not quite straight from the socket to where he is sitting. While others were cursing the former London mayor with increasingly ridiculous hair. Facebook is making its newsfeed more personal. It's announced a tweak to its algorithm, so posts from friends and family will have priority over those from media outlets. The platforms of the change it to rankings is designed for users to see what they care about first. Facebook says the update could cause reach and referral traffic to fall for some pages. Telstra is working to fix an issue that is impacting business services. Now to some other items from across the web.
A kitten's great escape has become a viral hit. This video was shot at a pet store in Taiwan. The little feline attempts to free itself from its enclosure, not for freedom, but to join its puppy friend on the other side. Despite the struggles, the kitten's pooch pal was providing plenty of encouragement.
Determined, it didn't take long for the best is to be united in the same pen. This amazing escape is attracting attention from around the world, the clip's now had more than 2.8 million views on Facebook on Sunday. How adorable. I hope that kitchen doesn't regret its decision.We will be back with more from Matt at 515. The top stories: Stay with stability - that's the message from the Prime Minister as voters prepare to head to the ballot box on Saturday. While Bill Shorten has promised the nation that a Labor government won't let Australia down. The death toll from Istanbul's deadly airport bombing climbs to 42, as Turkish officials reveal more details of how the three suicide bombers carried out their attack. And Victoria's bitter dispute between the United Fire Fighters Union and the CFA claims another scalp, as Chief Fire Officer Joe Buffone quits the Country Fire Authority. A new exhibition showcasing artwork by recently-freed Aboriginal prisoners is set to be unveiled in Melbourne, to help celebrate NAIDOC Week. It's part of a program that aims to stop the cycle of re-offending, through the healing power of art. Now he's out of jail, Robbie Knight is turning back time and bringing the stories of his great-great grandmother to life. The story is of Njord Njord, who was a one-legged giant who roamed the mallee. It was an amazing experience for my whole family to look back His kangaroo and emu cloak is among 44 works going on show at the Melbourne Museum, to mark Sunday's start to NAIDOC Week, which celebrates indigenous culture and achievements. Artists are from The Torch program, reconnecting inmates with their culture, and later helping them forge new careers. Instead of going and getting into mischief in jail, they'll go to their cell and do some painting and stuff like that, all us boys will get together let's all go down to the art room, you know? Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander men and women make up just 3% of Australia's population, but they represent 27% of all the people in our jails. Organisers of the Torch Art program say since it began 5 years ago, it's had great success breaking the cycle of reoffending. We know that healing power that art can have when you can express your connection to who you are and to your culture. Some artists have already been taken on by mainstream galleries. Something like this has shone a light on another road, so that's the path that leads away from prison. A new path, where the financial rewards and creativity can soar. Stephanie Ferrier, ABC News Now for the sport's news with Georgie Tunny. Looks like Australia may lose another Olympic athlete?Yes, Michael Diamond. The 2-time gold-medallist in the shooting has just been ruled ineligible for the Rio Olympics. The Australian Olympic Committee back that claim and are choosing their right to ignore the offence. He was issued for charges of drip driving and firearms offences. He took to the court today and said he thought his chances were about 50-50. He thought maybe he could get back to having the nomination. The Australian Olympic Committee have been asked to substantiate why they chose not to excuse him but to excuse one of the hockey ruse. She was charged with driving under the influence as well.Every case is treated on its own merits, and in this case, the AOC decided not to exercise its right to excuse the breaches, based on the fact that shooting Australia would not be nominating Michael.Michael Diamond to
ruled out, he does have an ability to perhaps fight that ruling. But what we also have now is that we are dropping athletes like flies. We have lost Jason Day, Michael Diamond, and Sally Pearson was ruled out yesterday because of a torn hamstring. She was already on the comeback trail, but has refused to rule out coming back and competing in Tokyo in 2020. Our focus now is that the Gold Coast of
and Commonwealth games in a couple of years.Everybody pushes their bodies to the limit, it is a matter of whether you tip over the edge. Unfortunately I did. I'm not going to give up because I have an injury, you just keep going. It is unfortunate, but the highs make up for it.Going to Wimbledon, Bernard Tomic has got through to the second round.Perhaps the rain helped him out a little bit. He was hoping it might get delayed again so he could have a longer break between the rounds. There were two rain delays. He took down his fiery Spanish opponent in just under three hours. He was able to win in five sets. Sam Stoker is also through to the second round. Another fine for Nick Kyrgios after an incident with the umpire. Focusing on Bernard Tomic, he has copped some criticism for comments he made after his match in his press conference.He was looking at getting something taped on when I left, I thought he was leaving. I didn't get to the court to
prior to him, unfortunately I had to stand on court like a retard. Not the best look for him. He has been asked to apologise. You expect a bit more, especially at Wimbledon. When a man who has done, whose Wimbledon dream has come to an end but was fantastic, Marcus Willis. This is my favourite story of the tournament so far. He made it through to the second round only to take on Roger Federer. This was his first point of the match. His actual shirt, he was wearing a monogram of Roger Federer's initials. A brilliant performance, going down in straight sets. Not your average day.I was nervous. I thought I played OK in the first set. It is not your standard game. State might be quite different.-- next Wednesday might be quite different. It was interesting to see the figures in prizemoney. Roger Federer hasn't won nearly $100 million, Marcus Willis has won about $50,000. Now a look at the weather. The worst of the weather living through the south-east into the evening. A severe weather warning through the south-east into the
evening. A severe weather warning has been cancelled in Victoria, continuing for the snowy Mountains and parts of the ACT. Sheep brazier alerts in Victoria, ACT and New south Wales. Melbourne Airport recorded 174 kilometre an hour winds. Scattered showers, some turning to rain. Some storms coming through with some light hail, possible cheekily in the south-west of the state. Cold and frosty across the interior, even into north-west Queensland. The lowest temperature was that Glenn Inness. -5.2 in loneliness. -- Glen Inness. Some cloud building of a south-west Queensland, but no rain in Mt. A starting
few showers with the onshore winds, starting to pick up a bit now that this high-pressure system has pulled out. By tomorrow, a cold westerly change moving to the south. Some showers about. The very
weekend ski conditions should be showers
very good. We will see some more showers in the west and some in the as
west coast of Tasmania. Not quite as cold overnight.
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This program is not captioned. This program is live captioned by Ericsson Access Services. Welcome to afternoons. I am Kumi Taguchi. Our top stories: Two days to go - Malcolm Turnbull begins his final push for election victoryIn these uncertain times we need to stick together, stick to our economic plan, grow our economy, create more jobs, and build a better future for all Australians.
Also ahead: Turkey farewells the victims of test bull Airport bombings as the death toll continues to rise. One of Vic's top firefighting officers quits over the state's long running union dispute. And out of the Olympics - shooter Michael Diamond ineligible for Rio election following criminal charges. The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has addressed the National Press Club in Canberra, asking voters to re-elect his Government to ensure stability. Mr Turnbull took questions on various issues, but largely stuck to his campaign themes of jobs and growth. Political reporter Eliza Borrello has more. Day 53 of the election campaign, and Malcolm Turnbull was sticking to well rehearsed themes here at the National Press Club.One strong sentiment I have picked up from so many visits to so many electorates, right across the country, is this - Australians want the Government they elect to get on with the job of ensuring that we have a strong economy that can set us up for the a
future.Malcolm Turnbull also made a pitch for an end to the politics of division.Australians want the Government they elect to get on with the job of ensuring that we have a strong economy that can set us up for the future in uncertain times globally. They are looking for a greater sense of common purpose. I believe they want our Parliament to offload the idealogy, to end the juvenile theatrics and the gotcha moments.The PM took questions on a number of issues on the reason why penalty rates should be higher on Sundays than Saturdays saying
he stuck to the safe ground of saying that was up to the Fair» «Work Commission, the industrial umpire, to decide. On the issue of Nick Xenophon and whether he might be a real risk for the Coalition in South Australia, the Prime Minister said the only way to avoid a return to chaos and division in politics was to re-elect Coalition candidates. But it was a question about his grandson Jack and when there might be a surplus, how old Jack might be, when the Coalition returns to surplus, that probably e his it issed one of the strongest responses.The most important thing is that within a few years, one year past the forward estimates, the budget, according to our budget and our forecasts, the budget will be back into balance, and of course what happens then is that debt has peaked and starts to reduce.The marathon 55-day campaign left even the toughest of campaigners weary, among them the Liberal's director Tony Knu tu t. The Bill Shorten dodged questions about his political future and Medicare.
continued to push his campaign on Medicare. Jane Norman is travelling with Mr Shorten. The Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and his wife Chloe are campaigning here in Logan in the marginal LNP seat here of Ford, one of a number of seats Labor is hoping to pick up. The opposition had been bullish about its chances here in Queensland, but as polling day draws near, there is a sense that things haven't gone as well as they had hoped. Queensland is a critical state, though, given the number of seats up for grabs. So Bill Shorten is making a last minute pitch to voters.I am very confident - and I can say with complete honesty - that we are ready, we are ready to implement or policy agenda, ready to serve Australia. I hope that we have done enough to earn the votes of Australians, and I make one more promise to Australians - if you vote Labor we won't let you down. With signs pointing to a Coalition victory, attention is starting to turn to Bill Shorten's future as Labor leader. Frontbenchers believe he should stay on, while others believe it will depend on the margin of the defeat. Of course, this is all speculation. It sun helpful for -- it is unhelpful for Mr Shorten because it reinforces the notion that this night is over. The death toll from the Turkish Airport attacks is rising with 42 people now confirmed dead and Turkish officials have released more details on what happened at Istanbul airport. Two suicide bombers hate the interior of -- lit the interyour of the terminal, then people
a third blew himself up outside as people fled the first two blasts. The country has been observing a national day of mourning as the dead are buried. Middle East correspondent Matt Brown reports from Istanbul. At the local hospital, the terror quickly mixed with sorrow. This young woman had been married just a year to her husband, who worked at the airport and she was inconsolable when she heard that he didn't survive. Others were clinging to a grim sort of hope, knowing that if their loved ones make it through, they will suffer terrible pain. TRANSLATION: The second operation has just begun. The doctor says he is on the edge of life and death. We can only pray. His liver, kidneys and spleen are damaged. Turkish officials say this was a suspected Islamic State group operation. Two attackers moved in to wreak havoc and so panic -- sow panic while the third hang back, to kill those who fled.My friend was shot first, then I was shot in my shoulder, while trying to hide under the X-ray machine.Men and women from all walks of life have been killed and maimed by violence that persists despite a security crackdown. As well as grief here, there is also blame and criticism of the Islamist-based Government's support for the rebellion in neighbouring Syria. TRANSLATION: They turned our country into Syria. We are all worried. People are afraid even to is.
go out, God damn. This is how it is.Officials were quick to get the airport open again, even as the clean-up was still underway.Their goal is to make us be afraid, but we cannot live or life being afraid of going outside.Flags flew at half-mast across the country. It isn't the first time this year and, sadly, probably not the last. A Melbourne teenager faces life in prison after pleading guilty to attack.
plotting an Anzac Day terror attack. Sevdet Besim of Hallam in Melbourne's south-east was accused officer
of planning to behead a police officer before taking their gun to shoot others. The 19-year-old pleaded guilty in the Victorian Supreme Court to one count of preparing or planning for a terrorist attack. The court had heard that Besim was in contact with a 15-year-old British teenager and had discussed carrying out the attack. He will return to court for a presentence hearing in August. Vic's chief firearm officer quit because of the long running industrial dispute engulfing the Country Fire Authority. Joe Buffone had been in the role for just eight months. Reporter James Hancock joins us live from outside CFA headquarters in Melbourne. Good afternoon. Tell us why Joe Buffone is standing down.Well, Joe Buffone announced his resignation in a statement today, saying there it had been an honour and privilege to serve as chief officer of the CFA. It was with sadness and reluctance that he was stepping down from a position that he was appointed to only in October of last year. However, he took a swipe at the controversial pay deal for paid firefighters within the Country Fire Authority. He said that his position had been compromised by the deal, and it would affect his ability to make the CFA a modern and inclusive workplace. He said essentially the organisation's hands had been tied by this deal. This is a deal that volunteers have been very angry about. They worry that the deal gives too much power to paid firefighters and their union, the United Firefighters Union. Joe Buffone's resignation follows the resignations of the former emergency services Minister Jane Garrett and also the chief executive of the Country Fire Authority lieu cinema Noel land. The Government has been so determined to get this deal through that it also sacked the board of the CFA, and appointed five new members.What has been the reaction to Joe Buffone's resignation?The State Government has responded to his resignation by saying that after... Before Joe Buffone formally announced his reserve nation today, that he put together a list of demands. They say that Joe Buffone sought more power within the organisation and also a bigger pay pact in order to withdraw his resignation. So the Government says that on Tuesday Joe Buffone resigned, then he engaged lawyers and offered to withdraw that resignation in return for a list of demands that included equal status to the CEO and also equal pay with the CEO. The Government says that Joe Buffone give a deadline of 5pm yesterday for the Government to accept his demands, that the CFA's lawyers scrutinised that list of demands, a list described by the Government as highly unusual in nature, and ultimately the CFA decided that it wouldn't be in its best interest to accept those demands. However, the organisation that reps volunteer firefighters in Victoria -- represents volunteer firefighters in Victoria defended the integrity of Joe Buffone, saying that he wouldn't have been out for himself, that the real story is likely much more complicated than the Government is making out, and that Joe Buffone simply would have been trying to firm up his position with the CFA to ensure that he could implement the work that he was hoping to implement. So they say that really the Government is being too harsh on Joe Buffone and that really there is much more to the situation.Thank you so much. Defence Force Vice-Chief Raymond Griggs apologised to victims of child sex abuse within the organisation. Vice Admiral Griggs was giving evidence this morning at the royal commission into child sexual abuse. Our reporter Jack Vernon was at the hearing in Sydney. Over the past two weeks, the royal commission has heard evidence about past and current sex abuse that's occurred within the Defence Force. In particular, this week we've heard from the victims and their families who say they felt let down by the force when they came forward with allegations of sex abuse. Today, the Vice-Chief of the Defence Force has fronted the Commission and he started the hearing by speaking directly with the victims and their families sitting in the Commission. He told them that the people and the systems within the ADF have let them down and that has put others at risk of abuse.Your stories are changing the ADF. And they have strengthened the resolve of the senior leadership of the ADF to stamp out abuse in all its forms and, in particular, child sexual abuse.He described their stories as tragic, but at the same time helping
transformational, saying they are helping bring about change within the ADF. He says, in particular, that change is occurring within the culture of the force, which has been heavily criticised over the past two weeks. He said the Commission also heard that from tomorrow there will be a change in the management structure, which the Vice Admiral hopes will simplify rules and processes governing cadets. WA Police confirmed there is not enough evidence to charge anyone with the murder of Corryn Rayney. The body of Mrs Rayney was found buried in a bush grave in Perth's Frontier City Amusement Park in August -- Kings Park in twempj. Her husband and prominent barrister Lloyd Rayney was acquitted. Police are closing their cold case review. A mother who's baby died three days after an unspiced home birth -- unsupervised home birth told a Coronial inquiry she didn't understand the risks involved. There's been dramatic evidence heard during day 4 of an inquest into the death of a baby boy who was born on a property outside Lismore in February last year, but died in a Brisbane hospital three days later. Previously, both his parents had told police they were not planning a home birth, and were unaware of any risks involved. Today, they changed their story, saying it was their desire to have a home birth and that concerns had been raised about the mother testing positive to Hepatitis C. Both say they were unaware the foetus was lying sideways, saying that hadn't been made clear during an ultrasound scan that was done 10 days before the birth. Both parents say the baby's safety was their top priority. The mother told the court the desire men you have a baby is for a safe environment. The hospital is full of sick people. The court heard the couple couldn't afford a midwife, and that the father had previously delivered five of his own children. The Deputy State Coroner will consider the circumstances surrounding the death and whether anything can be done in the future to prevent such a thing happening again. One issue raised by a nurse who treated the baby was the lack of a mechanism to keep track of pregnancies and births that happen outside the hospital system. She posed the question to the court, "If this baby had died at home, would anyone know?" The top stories: Malcolm Turnbull has made his final plea to voters ahead of Saturday's election. The Opposition Leader's message - a Labor Government won't let Australia down. The death toll from Istanbul's deadly airport bombing rises to 42 as Turkish officials reveal more details of how the three suicide bombers carried out their attack. And Victoria's dispute between the United Firefighters Union and the CFA claims at scalp as chief fire officer Joe Buffone quits the Country Fire Authority. The nation's main dairy processors have now all announced the price that they will pay for fresh milk, which for most farmers will be below the cost of production. It signals a tough year ahead. Reporter Helliar lone Brown -- Helen Brown has been talking to them. I am in Victoria's Gippsland country, east of Melbourne. Beautiful countryside,s you can see but belies some tough realities that are facing dairy farmers in this region. Now, joining me to discuss that is Colin, a dairy Fahmyer. You have now had an opening price which means you will be producing milk but getting 7 cents a litre less than what it costs to put it out there. How is has that left you feeling?It is a real shock, considering the indicators we get that it wasn't going to be this bad. And what the other processors have come out with. Their price. Yeah.When you saw it, you sat down and did the numbers. What went through your mind?How are we going to do this? What are we going to do? We have to re-do everything and check going
everything out, and where is money going to come from and how are we going to get through, basically. Does this mean you have to go through your budget again?Yeah, I have to go through the whole lot again, everything with the bank, and how we structure our season and how we go about things. It all has to change again.What kind of decision will you have to make for the 12 months ahead, in terms of cutting costs?We have to have a look at how much money we put towards production costs, with producing grass and how much we can actually put into that, which then... Dictates how much milk we produce, how far we go with that. If we don't put enough money into that we don't have as much milk and then necessary income. It is about find -- less income. It is about finding that line.You will be cutting back where you can too? Yeah. You have to. If there is no money there, you can't do it. You have to do what you have to do to get through.Now, you are not alone. What are your fellow diary farmers telling you?It's a shock, and even the older farmers, you know, more experienced, they sort where
of don't know where we are at and where we are going and how to deal with all this. This is all new. Last season, who's happened, and going forward. You know...And this has a bit of a tension, the low -- attention the low milk price. Do you feel you are getting support from Australians about this difficult position?Yeah, the amount of awareness that we've generated, with the dollar milk and all that, unsustainable, and has been fantastic, but it doesn't still...
really change our position. It's still... We are still getting a low milk price and that is how it is. Thanks for your time.No worries. That is Colin, a dairy farmer in Victoria. Just one of thousands who are now recalculating there year ahead with milk processors offering quite low prices for the new season. P. Outgoing establish Prime Minister has urged the Opposition Leader to quit. The UK political system is descending into chaos in the wake of last week's Brexit vote and Scotland has started its own talks with the European Union. Europe correspondent James Glenday has more.
Morning. Nice to see you...When he left home the labour leader looked upbeaut but he can't -- up-beat but he cannot have had many worse days. Jeremy Corbyn...Boogaard.Thank you, Mr -- (BOOING).He was laughed at in Prime Minister before being ridiculed by the Prime Minister. It's not in the national interests - I would say for heaven's sake man (CHEERING)
- go. .Jeremy Corbyn's deputy Tom Watson is one of more than 170 MPs trying to force him to quit.My party is in peril. We are facing an existal crisis.A former frontbencher is poised to launch an leadership challenge but Mr Corby supporters insist he is going nowhere. Personally, I am confident that Jeremy Corbyn will be on the ballot again.
paper and I expect he will win overshadowing
again.The Labour chaos is overshadowing the fight to take the top seat at this table...Morning. Boris Johnson is firming as the favourite to become the next Prime Minister although facing opposition from the Home Secretary. In Brussels, breaths and -- bureaucrats and leaders are reeling.Today is about us.By "him" she means David Cameron. By "us" she means the EU. There was an empty seat at this table. But the remaining European leaders stood defiantly as one declaring the UK won't get any special trade deals. There will be no single market a la cart.Even though Britain's leader is persona nongras that, this Scot was welcomed with open arms as she fought for her country to remain part of the EU bloc.Scotland voted to stay and I have a duty to try to deliver that and a duty to explore all possible options.Back here in Westminster, Prime Minister David Cameron told Parliament that the United Kingdom must remain united. But for the Scottish First Minister, this is a win listen win situation. If he gets the EU deal then she looks good and if she doesn't her calls for a second Scottish independence referendum will grow louder and lower. Parts of a mutilated body washed up on Copacabana Beach metres from the beach volleyball venue. The remains were discovered by a street vendor. after
Police start guard over the area after they covered the find with a tarp. Police say they have not identified the remains and it's not clear where the body came from. The discovery is the latest to unnerve the city as it grapples with rising crime, a recession and exhausted state finances. Meanwhile, it has emerged that Brazil's Senate could take its final vote on the impeachment of suspended president Dilma Rousseff a day before the Olympic closing ceremony. If found guilty of breaking election rules, Brazil's first female leader would be permanently replaced by interim president Michel Temer, her former deputy. In the US state of Oklahoma, eight roller-coaster riders are safely back on the ground after an park mishap. Oklahoma's highest roller coasters stalled more than 25m off the ground. Passengers in the rear half of the train were rescued by park personal but eight others had to be brought down by firefighters after they were stuck for more than an hour-and-a-half. Management at the Frontier City Amusement Park in Oklahoma City are trying to find out why the ride got jammed. The American hotel chain Sheraton has just opened for business in the Cuban capital Havana. That have been unthink about a decade ago. In the last few years, tourism transformed the Cuban economy, but the island nation's crumb binge infrastructure is struggle -- crumbling infrastructure is struggling to cope. This house built in 1808 has been in family for 90 years. Her father was the town historian who's dream was that Trinidad should be a leaving city, restored to former colonial grandeur. Tourism has enaged that to happen.At first, it was difficult because the tourists were an intrusion but they have helped resolve our economic problems. Now we are used to them lives.
and they have become part of our lives. I have been renting for 20 years and thanks to that, have been able to renovate this house.This He
is this Frenchman's fourth visit. He isn't sure he will come back. He says tourism is growing so fast it it threatening to overcrowd the town. With Cuba and the United States normalising relations, a huge tourist market is opening up, poshlingly tens of millions -- potentially tens of millions of Americans previously denied the opportunity of visiting polices like this could flood an already creaking tourist infrastructure. Buses fill streets built for horses and Cubans complain that profits from tourism are not spent on repairing the damage caused. Even with nearly every home in some streets offering Roopes for rent, accommodation is in -- rooms for rent accommodation is in short supply. This is an unfinished hotel. For some the boom has only just begun. TRANSLATION: The growth of tourism offers the city huge potential. I think we could further exploit the natural beauty all around us, the mountains, rivers and marvellous beaches. There should be a special plan for Trinidad. There is nowhere else in Cuba like it.This woman lived her whole life here and has no complaints about the growth of tourism. TRANSLATION: Tourism has changed a lot. It's got better. At least for the poor here. Before we worked in the fields. I prefer this to the fields.This woman says poverty saved Trinidad. They had to preserve since they didn't have the resources to rebuild. But their challenge now is to ensure that increased tourism doesn't ruin the historical integrity of the town they love. Which so many people want to visit. A major training exercise is underway in North Queensland and it is helping military crews hone their skills to prepare for rescue operations in danger zones. It is a joint effort with the United States National Guard learning new tactics from their Australian counterparts. Coming to the rescue of plane crash survivors... Military crews winch them to safety, one by one. This Townsville training exercise is helping rescue teams from the United States and Australia hone their skills.It is about combining them together, in an integrated response, so it is about planning.
communication, coordination, and planning.More than 300 personnel are taking part in the exercise joined by a local coastguard and water police. It is one of the country's largest air force training operations, and could help crews bound for the Middle East to assist with rescues in Iraq and Syria.We are basically on operations at the moment. We have personal deployed. If they get to
isolated behind enemy lines we need to be able to recover them. Personal recovery is one of the cables that every commander wants, because it's a trust with the pilots that are flying in harm's way we will do everything we can to recover them.The training is also a chance for the Americans to explore the region. For many from the United States, it is their first time here in North Queensland. They are getting used to some things they don't usually see at home in California.Just like anything else, it's the unique environment that you fly in figuring out what are those factors - in this case it was crocodiles. That isn't an animal we are accustomed to in the United States. The exercise will run for two weeks. Time Time for the weather with Jenny Woodward. Hello. We are seeing the worst of the weather moving,000 the south-east parts of the country this afternoon and into the evening. The severe weather warning continues for the tops of the Snowy Mountains and also parts of the ACT and there are sheep grazier alerts in place in Victoria, NSW and South Australia. This morning thread bro station as a gust of 130km and Melbourne Airport recorded a gust of 74km/h. Rainfall totals are about 10-12mm in Victoria and up to 30 in Tasmania. On the radar - scattered showers tending to rain, heavy downpours, storms too with light hail possible, and we are seeing a big line moving up towards Melbourne at present. There is a storm warning in this south-east parts of South Australia too. Cold and frosty again today, right throughout the interior, even up into the north-west parts of Queensland. Just two degrees Longreach.
morning in Mount Isa and 4 in Longreach. The lowest in the country - minus 5.2 at Glen inness in NSW. Darwin had the hottest June on record - 33 the top. A fine day away from the south-east corner but a few showers coming in tonne the trough line here. And also some cloud developing over south-west Queensland. An upper trough is going through. No rain in that. Also, we will see a few showers picking up in the on shore winds as the high has moved away and the winds have relaxed along the coast. A bit more moisture around. By tomorrow, the cold westerly change will be through the southern areas, conditions will be easing, still scattered showers about and that snow lifting to higher levels, but the weekend ski conditions should be good. We will see some showers about the southern coastlines, including Tasmania, and more showers continuing over in the west. Not quite as cold overnight as we do have that bit more moisture and that wind around, but there will be sunshine around in Sydney, 17 is the top.
The top stories: The Prime Minister and Opposition Leader have made their final pitches to voters ahead of Saturday's election. Malcolm Turnbull warned that voting for anyone other than the Coalition could lead to chaos instage. Bill Shorten maintained a Labor Government won't let the nation down. Turkish fishes gave a detailed account of the terrorist attack on Istanbul airport that killed at least 42 people. The three attackers arrived at the airport together, the first entered and then
the arrivals terminal, opened fire and then blew himself up. The second attacker went upstairs to himself
the departure level and blew himself up. While the third waited outside and detonated his explosives as people ran out of the airport. Victoria's chief fire officer quitted over the long running industrial relations dispute engulf dog country -- engulfing the Country Fire Authority. Joe Buffone took on the role last year because says his ability to carry out the role has been compromised. The stoush has seen the CFA board sacked and has claimed the jobs of the state's emergency services Minister and the CEO of the CFA. Olympic shooter Michael Diamond is out of the Rio Olympics after the he
Australian Olympic Committee rules he did not meet the selection winner
criteria. The 2-time gold medal winner is currently fighting firearm and drink driving charges. Diamond has not been able to train because he's currently without a gun licence. Time for The Business with Ticky Fullerton.
Hello. Coming up on The Business: Post-Brexit turmoil - the cost of all this volatility to retirement nest eggs. And: We are live to London - arer does broin. From here? Global stocks staged a recovery from the Brexit chaos and just in time for the end of financial year. Australian shares followed a strong lead from Wall Street and Europe overnight, with even London back to its preBrexit levels. A broad-based rally on the ASX saw all its preBrexit levels. A broad-based
rally on the ASX saw all sectors up, financial, miners and healthcare. The ASX is still over 200 points adrift of this time last year, though. A mixed bag across the wider Asian region.
Heanry Jennings from Marcus Today joins me -- Henry Jennings from Marcus Today joins me from Melbourne. A bounce just in time for the end of the financial year. Yes. Good afternoon. It was certainly a very good end to the financial year and what a week it's Thursday
been since that Brexit vote last Thursday and the results came through on Friday. So, we had a very positive day today. There are a number of corporate factors out there as well, including Mayne Pharma, which put away a pretty big placement and has taken a big chunk of a generic drug business in the US which the market has been taking positively.Let me just pick you up on that. We interviewed Roger Corbett the chairman earlier. He was chuffed about it. Is the market right to be enthused?I think it is. It is a game changer. It does put them in the box set. They are one of the few companies that has the ability to manufacture generic drugs, and they raised $888 million through the market and it really is a company maker, I guess, for them and catapults them into the big league and the big time and probably into the ASX 100 as well. All in South Australia or a lot of the base is in South Australia and some of the manufacturing.A positive deal. The market took it very well today. The stock was up. Not sure what it closed, but when I left the office it was up around 35, 36%.We have had Brexit and the market's fell. What has changed do you think?I don't know what's really changed. Unfortunately we are not going to know how it plays out for such a long time and this is the danger, that it drags on. The main factor behind the rally, I guess, is the central banks' willingness to stimulate and keep the key trading group of the European Union together and that was always the worry that Britain, if they left, it would force sort of contagion and we had this sort of Lehmann light where we got more countries agitating to leave. But so far there is solidarity between the remaining members, and we go into the negotiation, but it is 2.5 years down the track. We don't have a huge exposure in Australia to the UK or European economies as we can run our own race to some extent. Also, we may be seeing as a bit of a safe haven, especially once we get the Federal election out of the way on Saturday.Gold is still over 1300 US an ounce. Negative yield Government debt has jumped by another trillion to 11$.7 trillion US. Quite a loss of caution there too.I think with the gold price people are having it both ways. They are trying to hedge their bets through the gold price. The other function is that with this negative told, two-thirds of which is Japanese Government debt, those negative yields mean it is quite attractive to actually hold gold, an
whereas usually if you are getting an interest rate in the bank it isn't that attractive to hold gold. As an insurance policy, and also a ledge against those -- hedge against negative interest rates, goal becomes more attractive and despite the volatility receding, it is the downside receding, the gold price held up remarkably well.One other stock or deal - quite a big one in the telco space - Vocus buying Nexgen to expand the fibre network.It puts focus in the big time lead. The stock hasn't come back to trade today, maybe tomorrow. It does put knit the big time and like the fine Fharma deal, it is a game changer. The MD has been looking for this purchase for some time and he's - has done a great deal, raised a lot of money and the market will like it and give it the big tick of approval when it comes back on.Thank you very much for that. As the financial year draws to a close, superannuation experts are warning that the fallout from Brexit on markets could see most big super funds struggle to deliver any gains this financial year. A few major funds could even post a loss for the first time in several years. Many say that considering the year we have had, things aren't so bad. Here is finance reporter Ellyse Morgan. It's been a traumatic end to a volatile year on markets. (APPLAUSE) . Let June 23 go down in our history as our Independence Day! (CHEERING) from
While the ASX has almost recovered from the Brexit sell-off, it is still carries the scars of other crashes, like the China-driven slump in January. And last August's Black Monday.Greece worries, China worries in there, falling commodity prices and then there were strong rebounds. There would be strong drops and rebounds.Making it hard for super funds to make money for their members. Estimates show the most commonly held type of super account - the medium growth fund - will see a return of around 2.5% this year. Which is good, but well shy of the average returns since the GFC. There is a stark difference between the best and the worst performers.The best funds are likely to return for the - just past 12 months - around, say, 4-5%. In the context, that is a stellar return.A key driver of growth among these funds was exposure to commercial property through real estate investment trusts or REETSs is funds around the world searching for a safe harbour for cash local officer towers and shopping centres are becoming attractive.Certainly the Australian Reith market is showing a yield of 4.5% is attractive.It highlights the properties, is a solid assess class. It's been a good performer for the superannuation sector over the long-term.On the flip side, there are super funds that have gone backwards, some by up to 4%. They are mostly hi-risk funds with big e Poe slur to equity.If unlawful a minus sign in front of your return, you should be unhappy. People in that position will be very unhappy.Their advice - to shop around.Superannuation is becoming incredibly price competitive. I never thought I would be in the position where I would be saying some of the banks funds.
are running some of the cheaper funds.There are huge benefits to finding e loer -- lower fees.The rule is if for every 1% less you pay in fees, you will probably wind up with about 25% more in your retirement.That could be enough to pay off your mortgage.So you can have your superannuation money run for 0.3, 0hunt 5 or 0hunt 5%. Two or three years ago, or five, you would be lucky to get your fees below 1.5 or 2%.The crackdown on commissions and forcing we would groups to create no frills products are working. It isn't just cheaper running costs, but a move to safety that should have people reconsidering their fund.If the bouts of volatility that we have seen have made your nervous, that may be an indication that perhaps you need to dial down your risk. Because we are in for another rocky year. And more muted super returns. As we mentioned earlier, London's FTSE is back to where it was before the vote. Politically things are pretty chaotic, though, for both the main parties and a plan for post-European Union nowhere to be seen. I am joined from London by David Buick from Panmure Gordon. Good day to you, sir.And you too. Greetings.I notice that the world premiere of Absolutely Fabulous came out overnight our time. I put it to you that Eddie and Patsy could be doing a better job of running Britain?That is unkind but I can't wait for the premiership of the films! They are two event essential English roses, just like you all those years ago!You need a bit of a lift there. Where is the plan, David?This is what is - the offside
trouble is David Cameron was caught offside because he never thought he because
would have to call a referendum, because he thought he probably would be in a Coalition. And then the remain side thought they were nailed on to win it. At 4:45 UK British summer time when it found out they'd lost, there was no plan in place. The problem is that when you get inertia and when you get uncertainty, markets don't like it at all. The problem is twofold - A, we need to have a Prime Minister reappointed very much quickly than their calendar date suggests, which is the beginning of September. It needs to happy the middle of August at the latest for the reason that everybody goes on holiday and you want to know that there is a strong Government in place, as we don't have anything remotely like a strong opposition. The other thing is the leave campaign did not have a plan in place on what they were going to do with the trade negotiations and the problems also with passporting as far as the financial markets are concerned, because London wants to maintain its place as the leading financial centre in the world. This created the turmoil. Go ahead.How serious is this passporting issue? As you say, London is this financial centre, banks are threatening to move out. This is a situation where banks based in Britain, they are trading operations, have been able to trade through the single market effectively, having a passport across the single market.I would be in dereliction of my modest duty if I didn't say there will be a bit of turmoil. I put it to gymy Diamond -- Jamie Diamond of JP Morgan and also others of Goldman Sachs that before you start the of
upheaval, just think of the turmoil of moving a few thousand people to Paris, to Frankfurt, to Dublin. A, no disrespect, they are Mickey Mouse centres. London is the centre of the financial world in terms of the time zone. English is the international language of the world. We have spent 70 years building up an infrastructure here. Taking major things such as in the 70s, the Euro dollar market mushrooming in the centre of the universe, followed by the about lix of exchange controls, probably the greatest thing to happen to markets, and big bang in 1986. Paris and Frankfurt - if they think they are coming to get it - dream on.Britain and Europe - or should I say 27 - because that is the number that met in Brussels, the number of countries for that 2-day summit recently. The strong message coming out of that is that single market access only comes with movement of labour, and that was the key thing, one of the key things, that drove that leave vote, was that movement of labour would be severely restricted.I can't argue with a single word you are saying. It is like saying is the Pope a Catholic and does night follow day. The answer is yes. I put to it you that pra maytism. Once the conversation finishes, at the end of the day Europe stands to lose as much by being pig headed as the UK does. We have also got things coming in 2018 where there countries,
will be an obligation for European countries, if they want to do business in the UK, and also we have to do a trade-off between the trade surplus that Europe has for the UK of about 09 billion -- 90 billion euros with our financial services. It is all very well folding your arms and say, "That's it." It isn't that's it. We have to sit down and get serious negotiations in. Yes, London will initially for a while surrender. But if you think of the emotional hang-up, the actual professional hangup, the loss of momentum, and the way that London is capable of doing huge amounts of business with other wonderful parts of the world, we need to coordinate this properly.I see the frontbench Minister said overnight as with -- French Minister said overnight everything will be on the table during talks. There are people who would possibly look to some sort of do
compromise. On the British side who do you think will be Prime Minister? Will that person drive the negotiations?That is the $64,000 question!Surely it is more than that! (LAUGHTER) $64 million question? The Conservative Party in the UK is the most unforgiving party. If you do somebody down, you are very, very lucky to be able to take their place. There is if it was a question of the country voting, Boris Johnson would be a slam dunk. Unfortunately over50% of the Conservative Members of Parliament, who are the only people who are vote on this, do not want him to be Prime Minister. Therefore, I think they will go for an alternative, likely in my opinion to be tree have May -- tree have May. - Tere -- Teresa May. There are others who that's
are been suggested. I don't think that's right red yay. If you are asking me to tail my flag to the mast - I am a Boris man but I think Theresa May.So far, the sky hasn't fallen as some on the remain side suggested it might, if the leave camp won. Is this possibly, though, the calm before the storm? Could you - do you fear - a bigger event down the track market-wise?80% of the people are telling me that come the fourth quarter that we could be in recession. I put it to everybody with this negative talk is that three months ago George Osborne couldn't have been more up-beat about the UK economy. There were signs that the European economy was improving. If they want to stick their heads in the sand, be my guest, but there will be 200 million people who are absolutely furious and incan December event with range. I put to it people - be is
positive. This is what it is, this is dreas at work. Get on with it. Great to talk to you about this. Thank you very much, sir.God bless you. That is all from The Business. I will be away for a couple of weeks. I am going off to Britain. Ellyse Morgan will be in chair. Thank you very much for watching.
The top stories: The Prime Minister made his final push for election victory as voters prepare to head to the ballot box on assault, while Bill Shorten -- Saturday while Bill Shorten promised the nation a Labor Government will not let Australia down. The death toll from Istanbul's deadly airport bombing rises to 42 as Turkish officials reveal details of how the three suicide bombers carried out their attack. Victoria's chief fire officer Joe Buffone quits the Country Fire Authority over the long-running and bitter dispute between the CFA and the United Firefighters Union. The United States embassy held an early Independence Day celebration. John Berry, who ease term ends this year, used the occasion to praise the Australian people and says any debate on a same-sex marriage plebiscite will be measured and rational. Political reporter Finding Dory was there -- Matthew door ran was there -- Doran was there. Australians are days out from exercising their vote to vote but in Canberra we are celebrating things American democracy with an early Independence Day celebration. Ambassadors are reticent to comment on another country's politics, and even more so during an election campaign, but ambassador John Berry has been prepared to pass judgement on one issue close to his heart - the openly gay ambassador says Australia has the right attitude, the right environment, to have a respectful debate on the issue of a same-sex marriage plebiscite. I think Australia is one of the world.
most rational countries in the world. You handle debate and discussion better than anybody, quite frankly. In America, we tend to throw emotion in a lot. And that tends to sort of turn the temperature up on things. You all, I think, when you start to get into that emotional level are quick to throw a wet blanket on that and get back to the, fas.While today is about celebrating all things American, the ambassador will also be paying tribute to Indigenous leader Tom Kalmyr. He has been presented with aing in that now on top of the Martin Luther King memorial in DC.In doing so, you have answered King's call, "To make a career of humanity."It is a man who I looked up to, and still do, and his quits are just... They resonate so well and are so important.It is a told and windy day here in Canberra, but the reception at the embassy is nothing but warm, with a wide variety of several
American delights on offer for the several hundred guests. The hardest decision they will have to make - whether or not to have another corn dog. Corn dog! (LAUGHTER) Georgie Tunny.I got distracted by food.To sport. What now for Michael Diamond?He does have grounds to appeal, but this is the decision that has been landed down by Shooting Australia and the Australian Olympic Committee. He's been made or proclaimed injebl for the Rio Olympics. Only weeks away now we are out from them. He was hoping to make his 7th appearance at the Olympics, but in regards to some charges placed that he faced in May, criminal charges in regards to drink driving and some firearm offences. Shooting Australia made the decision that they would not be longing his nomination, making him ineligible and the AOC declared they would not use their right to excuse that decision too. At this stage, Michael Diamond will not be there and unfortunately, it is just another Australian athlete who may not be making it to Rio. We saw an ex-does of dbofler, Jason Day, Adam Scott, Marc Leishman. They won't be there, a lot of tennis players said they won't be there. We have lost Sally Pearson as well. But the chef Chiller
demission -- chef de mission Kitty Chiller is still whited about our hopesI am focusing on the 410 athletes that we have and I am confident those athletes will uphold what this team stands for. And we will try for the top 5 position.Let's go to the tennis. Wimbledon. Bernard Tomic's through game.
to the second round after a long game. He is in a bit of hot water. A bit of hot water. Just seems to follow around the Australian young guns doesn't it? As you mentioned, it was a marathon effort from Tomic. Two rain delays across a couple of days. But the on court sanction was long. 2:45 minutes he needed to dispatch Verdasco in five sets. He's through to the second round, Bernard Tomic. In a bit of trouble for post-match press conference comments that he made in regards to him waiting for Verdasco to return to the court, saying that he was left waiting like a retard. So, not the best choice of words, I think, for Bernard Tomic. He has been asked to explain his phrase there. One of the good things to come out of the previous round's play, we had marr kiss Willis, the world number 702 up against Roger Federer in the second round. Didn't go Marcus's way, didn't make it through to the second round, but great to see him up against Roger Federer, one of the all-time greats. He was excited.Looks like he was having a great time. Great to see someone just out there, enjoying themselves.I loved Roger Federer. He mad an early exit, so that Marcus could have this bit of a serenade there to the fans, thanking them, the home crowd. It was also great to see Roger Federer was in fine form. A bit cheeky. He was asked wloornt Marcus has -- whether or not Marcus restored pride to England after the early Euro exit.In that respect, fair to say you could - he has restored - even a little bit - of much-needed pride into English sport?You are (LAUGHTER)
brutal, you guys! Just say yes! Will I make the headlines?Yeah. OK. You will make me a star?! OK.Look at the body language.He was being very monotone.Nice to see. He sometimes get too serious. To the NRL - discipline problems going on with the Western Bulldogs.Yeah, they are looking at quite a serious issue between a couple of teammates. A bit of a drunken incident between Tom Boyd and a fellow teammate Zane Cordy. A bit drunk.
of a punch-up while they were both drunk. They said that Boyd, on our screen now, may have incidentally struck Cordy. He's been fined $5,000 and both have been stood down or made themselves unavailable indefinitely. Still more to come on this. The Bulldogs said they are very disappointed in the actions explaining
and hopefully those two, they have explaining to do.OK. I meant to say AFL, of course, as well. (LAUGHTER) The world's most decorated Olympian has another chance to antidepressant to a very impressive haul.I love this! You know I love my swimming. This is Michael Phelps. We don't have vision of the race from earlier today at the US swimming trials. But he is through to his fifth Olympics after winning the 200m butterfly. He finished top in 1:54.84. Fantastic time for him. He's a bit of experience at the Olympics - just 22 medals in total. Is that all?!18 of which are gold. He has a pretty good run. Perhaps heading into Rio, but I liked what he said at the end of the race - he thinks that it's more nerve-racking being at the trials than perhaps at the greatest stage of all!I am happy to check that box off. That was... The number 1 goal I wanted to have here, not sufr pumped with the time -- superpumped with the time but made the team. That is the xwigest thing about coming here. Probably more never wracking here than the Olympics. Being able to get past that, hopefully I can go out and have fun over the next... Once the pressure is off of qualifying, you are like I am here now...Exactly."I have one goal - though win gold." 19 would be good. He still has a couple of races in the US trials. He is stepping away from the freestyle, the individual free stale events, taking a step away. He still has the 100m butterfly and then the 200 IM. Still a pretty packed schedule. He is used to competing in a lot of races at the highest form. We saw him when eight in Athens. He's back included for the fifth time in his fifth fliks and I love him!I can tell! You will be getting no sleep during the Olympics.No. I will be watching closely!See you soon. Now time for the weather. Here is Hello.
Jenny Woodward. Hello. Wild weather moving over south-east parts of the country today, rain, storms, snow and high winds. A dryer west-southwesterly change follows but it's been winds. A dryer west-southwesterly
change follows but it's been fine and change follows but it's been and sunny across the rest of the country. A warmer morning in Queensland tomorrow.
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I'm Kumi Taguchi. Our top story today. Two days to go - the leaders begin their final push for election victory.We need to stick together. Stick to our economic plan.If you vote Labor we won't let you down.
Also ahead - Turkey mourns the victims of the Istanbul airport bombings and the death toll continues to rise. One of Victoria's top firefighting officers quits over the state's long-running dispute. Michael Diamond ineligible for the Rio Games following criminal charges.
There are just 49 hours to go before polls close on the east coast of Australia and the first ballots are counted. It's been an epic eight-week campaign that started in dramatic fashion with the Prime Minister calling for both houses to be dissolved. That was for the fist time in nearly 30 years. The Prime Minister gave his first set piece speech at the National Press Club today. It was hosted by Chris Uhlmann who joins me now. It has been a massive and epic campaign for you as well. No Turnbull's
real surprises today in Malcolm Turnbull's speech. He maintained a single disciplined mantra of "jobs and Growth" from the start to end of this campaign. When he spoke of a change in political culture he seemed to be making a post-election pitch?He did. It was an interesting little element that he introduced to his speech today. I have to say sounding a lot by a Prime Minister who believes he will be prime minister on Monday. As you point out, from the start of this campaign he has been very disciplined. There has been one growth"
message that has been "jobs and growth" that has not changed in eight weeks and the few embellishments around the edges really helped to buttress that message, discipline, that he's had from the start. Today he was talking about an end to personality politics. He went on a long run where he talked about Australians looking for a greater sense of purpose wanting parliament to offload the ideology and end juvenile thee at Ricks and gotcha moments and focus on the issues that mattered to them and not division for division's sake. If the Prime Minister emerged as Prime Minister after Saturday night he has to get his agenda through parliament. That parliament might be more fractiuos than he has now. The Senate might be more difficult than the one he has left behind now. Some in the Labor Party say the politics that of division reached its apex under Tony Abbott. The prime minister wants a kind of politics that suits him bet erment let's listen to part of what he had to say. My strong sense is that what Australians are looking for most from this election is a step up in political culture, strong decisive resolute leadership yet than
with a focus on what unites rather than divides.And, Chris, for the past week Malcolm Turnbull has been urging people not to lodge a protest vote. He reinforced that again today.He absolutely hammered away at this message that a vote for anyone other than the Liberal-National Party is a vote for chaos. So that is the Green-Labor-independent alliance that he constantly keeps speaking about. Since the beginning of this campaign we've seen the Prime Minister essentially in a defensive mode when it came to where he went around the country. He was constantly in Liberal-National Party seats because obviously the Government is defending its attacking
position and the Labor Party is attacking a position. There was really quite interesting note that he introduced today which perhaps showed that a Coalition's liking its chances a little more as this election progresses and it might be possible that they're moving from a defensive position to an attacking one, that is taking some Labor seats. Let's listen to what he had to say.Can I mention just two local candidates who exemplify the dedication and energy we ask of our elected representatives. Net Mannonon in Werriwa and Julia Banks the candidate for Chisholm in Melbourne's east, they have campaigned so well they are in with a chance of claiming two long-held Labor electorates.We are talking about a seat in Sydney's south-west and another seat in Victoria, those are both Labor held seats. Up until this point it hadn't been thought that those seats were on the radar. Through the course of this week in speaking to people about what's Victoria the
happening in New South Wales and concerned about
Victoria the Labor Party has become concerned about a couple of its seats, Werriwa, Greenway and para matta in New South Wales and bruce and Chisholm in Victoria so we have seen the Government defending seats. It could be now this election is turning to the point where it is possible, I wouldn't say it is likely, but it is possible that the Government might make some gains in the Labor seats that would be extraordinary.Bill Shorten is on a blitz in Queensland. Then how are things looking for Labor there?Again, appearing to get a little bit softer, if you can believe the rhetoric out of both sides. It should be noted that the Labor Party actually released some of its own polling yesterday to the courier Mail and that showed them picking up no seats in Queensland. They were hoping for seven at the outset of this election campaign and that got reduced to about four and now people are really only talking about two. Again there are concerns being expressed in Queensland about the seat of Griffith. No one actually expects them to lose it but they might get a bit of a fright there. One of the things we are seeing is some collapsing horizons in the last 24 to 48 hours about where this election might actually end, at least in the lower house.
Chris, what's your view of where this is all heading if you can look into that crystal ballLooking into a crystal ball, as you know, is what
very dangerous. Let's not forget what happened with Brexit when the political class in the polls told went
everyone it would go one way and it went another way. We are seeing something similar when it comes to Australia. There has been an enormous amount of it in marginal seats. It is difficult to make some of these predictions. Based on what is coming out of the major parties at the moment the expectation is that the Coalition will be returned, it should be returned with a reduced majority but the size of that reduced majority seems to be shrinking all the time and there is the outside possibility that on the best of possible days a
for the Government it could pick up a seat or two. Then we have the Senate. If there is going to be a large protest vote that would appear to bow where it is going to be, particularly in South Australia it looks like nick xen fond will pick up four senators. Pauline Hanson could be returned in Queensland and who knows what around the next of the country. The prime minister might have wanted a less fractured Senate when he went get
into it but it seems he might not get that.The death toll from the Turkish airport attacks is rising with 42 people now confirmed dead and Turkish officials have released more details on what happened at Istanbul airport. Two suicide bombers hit the interior of the terminal and a third blew himself outside as people fled the first two blasts. The country has been observing a national day of mourning as the dead are buried. We report from Istanbul. At the local hospital the terror quickly mixed with sorrow.
This young woman had been married just a year to her husband who worked at the airport and she was inconsolable when she heard that he didn't survive. Others were clinging to a grim sort of hope knowing that if their loved ones make it through they'll suffer terrible pain.His second operation has just begun. The doctor says he is on the edge of life and death. We can only pray. His live, kidneys and spleen are damaged.Turkish officials say this was a suspected Islamic State group operation. Two attackers moved in to wreak havoc and sow panic while the third hung back to kill those who fled the terminal.My friend was shot first, then I was shot in my shoulder while trying to hide under the X-ray machine.Men and women from all walks of life have been killed and maimed by a violence that persists despite a security crackdown. As well as grief here there is also blame and criticism of the Islamist-based Government's support for the rebellion in neighbouring Syria.They turned our country into Syria. We are all worried. People are afraid even to go out God damn. This is how it is. Officials were quick to get the airport open again, even as the clean-up was still under way.Their goal is to make us be afraid but we cannot live our lives being afraid of going outside.Flags flew at half-mast across the country. It is not the first time this year and sadly, probably not the last.
A Melbourne teenager faces life in prison after pleading guilty to plotting Anzac Zach day terror attack. Sevdet Besim of Hallam in Melbourne's south-east was accused of planning to behead a police officer before taking their gun to shoot others. The 19-year-old pleaded guilty in the Victorian Supreme Court to one count of preparing or planning for a terrorist attack. The court had previously heard that Sevdet Besim was in contact with a 15-year-old British teenager and had discussed carrying out the attack and will return to court no August. Victoria's Chief Fire Officer has quit because of the long running dispute engulfing the Country Fire Authority. Joe Buffone had wrn in the role for just 8 months. Joe Buffone announced his resignation in a statement today saying that it has been an honour and a privilege to serve as chief officer of the CFA and it was with sadness and reluctance that he was stepping down from a position that he was appointed to only in October of last year. However he took a swipe at the controversial paid deal for paid firefighters within the Country Fire Authority. He said that his position had been compromised by the deal and it would effect his ability to make the CFA a modern and inclusive workplace. He said essentially the organisation's hands had been tied by this deal. This is a deal that volunteers have been very angry about. They worry that the deal gives too much power to paid firefighters and their union, the United Firefighters Union. Joe Buffone's resignation follows the resignations of the former emergency services minister Jane Garrett and the chief executive of the country fire Authority Lucinda Nolan. The Andrew's government has been so determined to get this deal through that it asked the board of the CFA and appointed five new members. So the Government says that on Tuesday Joe Buffone resigned, then he engaged lawyers and offered to withdraw that resignation in return for a list of demands that included equal status to the CEO and equal pay with the CEO. The Government says that Joe Buffone gave a deadline of 5pm yesterday for the Government to accept his demands that the CFA's lawyers scrutinised that list of demands, a list described by the Government as highly unusual in nature and ultimately the CFA decided that it wouldn't be in its best interest to accept those demands. However the organisation that represents volunteer firefighters in Victoria has Buffone
defended the integrity of Joe Buffone saying he wouldn't have been out for himself, that the real story the likely much more complicated than the Government is making out and that Joe Buffone simply would have been trying to firm up his position with the CFA to ensure that he could implement the work that he was hoping to implement. Defence Force vice chief Raymond Griggs has apologised to the victims of child sex abuse within the organisation. Vice Admiral Griggs has giving evidence this morning at the royal commission into child sexual abuse. Our reporter was at the hearing in Sydney. Over the past two weeks if royal commission has heard evidence about past and current sex abuse that's occurred within the Defence Force. In particular, this week we've heard from the victims and their families who say they felt let down by the force when they came forward with allegations of sex abuse. Today the vice chief of the Defence Force has fronted the commission. He started the hearing by speaking directly where the victims and their families sitting in the Commission. He told them within
that the people and the systems within the ADF have let them down and that has put others at risk of abuse.Your stories are changing the ADF. And they have strengthened the resolve of the senior leadership of the ADF to stamp out abuse in all its forms and, in particular, child sexual abuse.He described their stories as tragic but at the same time transformational saying they are helping bring about change in the change
ADF. He says in particular that change is occurring within the culture of the force which has been heavily criticised over the past two weeks. He said - the commission also heard that from tomorrow there will be a change 34 the management structure which the vice admiral hopes will simplify rules and processes government yearning cadets. West Australian police have confirmed there is not enough evidence to charge anyone with the murder of Corryn Rayney. The body of Mrs Rayney was found buried in a bush grave in Perth's Kings Park in August 2007. Her husband Lloyd rainy was acquitted of her murder. The police are new officially closing their cold case refuse. The WA coroner will consider whether the hold anything further.The passage of time has taken its time. There is currently insufficient evidence to charge any person with an offence in relation to Corryn Rayney's murder. The matter remains an unsolve homicide.The top stories - Malcolm Turnbull makes his final plea to voters ahead of Saturday's election. The Opposition Leader's message is a Labor Government will not let Australia down. The death toll from Istanbul's deadly airport bombing rises to 42 as Turkish officials reveals more details of how the three suicide bombers carried out their attack. Victoria's bitter dispute between the United Firefighters Union and the CFA claims another scalp as Chief Fire Officer Joe Buffone quits the Country
Outgoing British Prime Minister David Cameron has urged the country's Opposition Leader to quit for the good of the country. The UK's political system is descending into chaos in the wake of last week's Brexit vote and Scotland has started its own talks with the European Union.
Good morning everybody.When he left home the Labor leader looked up-beat but he can't have had many worse days.Jeremy Corbyn.Thank you Mr Speaker.He was laughed at in parliament before being ridiculed by a lame duck prime minister.It might be in my party's interest to for him to sit there, it is not in the national interest and I would say for heaven's sake go.He is more than one of 170 MPs trying to force him to quit.My party is in peril. We are facing an exist sentence shall crisis.Angela Eagle is going to launch a challenge but MrCorbyn's supporters say he is going no where.I am confident he will be on the ballot paper and will win again.The Labor chaos is overshadowing the fight to take the top seat at this table. Boris Johnson is firming as the favourite to become the next prime minister though he is facing stiff opposition from the home Secretary. In Brussels bureaucrats and leaders are still reeling from Britain's exit voteI think it is not about him today. Today is about us.By him she means David Cameron. By us she means the EU. Overnight there was an empty seat at this table. The remaining European leaders stood defiantly as one declaring the UK won't get any special trade deals.There will be no single marketal la cart. Even though Britain's leader is persona non gratia this Scot is welcomed with open arms as she fought for other country to stay in The Block. I have a duty to try to deliver that and I have a duty at this stage to to
try to explore all possible options to do so.Back in Westminster Prime Minister David Cameron told parliament that the United Kingdom must remain united. For the Scottish first minister this is a win-win situation. If she gets a special EU deals then she looks good and if shoe doesn't her calls for a second Scottish independence referendum will simply grow louder and louder. Parts of a mutilated body have washed up on Rio indigenous dinl's Copacabana Beach just -- Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach just metres from the volleyball venue. Police say they it
have not identified the remains and it is still not clear where the mutilated body has come from. The discovery is the latest to unnerve the city as it grapples with rising crime, a recession and exhausted state finances. Meanwhile it has emerged that Brazil's Senate could take its final vote on the impeachment of suspended President Dilma Roussef a day before the Olympic Closing Ceremony. If found guilty of breaking election rules Brazil's first female leader would be permanently replaced by the interim President. Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has vowed to defeat IS militants as the latest polls show him falling behind 34 the pes den shall race. Trump said Democrat Hillary Clinton had not been able to do anything about the Islamic State group despite years in public service. He said the United States needed to take extreme measures against the group.They said what do you think about waterboarding. I said, "I is tough
like it a lot and I don't think it is tough enough." (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) The fear factor appears not to be helping with a Fox poll showing Trump's support in the precedent since
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