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(generated from captions) showing us, as never before, how the deals are done. in all its grubby detail, Thank you very much. Brian Burke likes his calls returned. Rule One - Well, mate, I... I, you know, BRIAN BURKE'S VOICE: let me just say this to you. you wouldn't know this, I mean, you... to have, but I'm not a fuckin' good enemy if people aren't up front with me. and I don't appreciate it "Brian, I don't want to talk to you All he needs to say is, reason, or you're fat and bald." "because of this reason or that And that's good enough for me. Closed Captions by CSI *

This program is not subtitled CC to Chris Walker. I just got off the phone He's saying that he's OK, to deal with but he's got some issues to try and win his contract back, and this isn't some kind of put on these are serious issues. he's got problems with alcohol He's got an anxiety disorder, that situation. and he's really trying to rectify something about rugby league culture Almost makes you think there's to have a drinking problem. that might drive a player suspended Chris Walker, The Gold Coast Titans

through those problems but it's good to see him working cum barman Danny Weidler. with Nine's footy reporter

I'm Monica Attard. Hello and welcome to the show. of southern Queensland's problems. It seems alcohol is the least the 'Toowoomba Chronicle' thinking The Virginia massacre had of bloodshed close to home.

assignment for Jason Gibbs, It must have been a daunting from Toowoomba. covering a big international story with your investigation That wouldn't have anything to do holidays would it, Jase? taking place during university potential massacre victims Undeterred by the dearth of testing security, on his old campus, Jason pushed on, stretching that imagination. on a university campus. Gee! Being able to move freely What were the architects thinking? And windows and rooms? It had Jason very worried.

imagination has been running wild. Now, it's not only Jason whose This is a poodle scam were imported into Japan where I think about 2,000 sheep and, um, Poodlegate. and they were sold as poodles watching, And, um, any Japanese viewers between a sheep and a poodle. this is the difference when a Japanese movie star But it was all uncovered and basically said went on television wasn't barking or eating dog food. they couldn't work out why her dog they became suspicious Then another couple said to have its claws trimmed when they took their dog and were told them it had hooves. the shearing? Can you imagine them doing That story first appeared reliable of sources - in that most authoritative and 'The Sun' in Great Britain. followed the 'Sun's lead Australian editors like a pack of, well, poodles. across the country. AAP's wire version was picked up

It was in the 'Daily Telegraph'. 'The Canberra Times'. ran it too. And most newspaper websites Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Darwin, ABC Radio in Hobart, Wollongong,

loved the story Tamworth, Karratha and Warrnambool commercial rivals as much as their And after a few bad weeks, enjoying himself. it was nice to hear Alan Jones on 2GB But it was a scam. It was funny. Entirely fabricated. The star of the story, the actress,

being sold as poodles heard the one about sheep her nails done in a salon. while she was having the poodle story Amused, she repeated news oriented TV show. on this highly authoritative story wrote to Maiko on her website. Then, others who'd heard the same her daughter owns neither poodle Maiko's mother and manager told us nor sheep. And the local police, a flood of complaints reported to have confirmed had never been contacted. from diddled poodle buyers, And there was another clue - claimed the poodle lovers were duped nearly every version of the story because sheep are so rare in Japan, what they look like. the locals don't know is Japan's sheep farming centre. But Hokkaido's capital, Saporo, dressed as poodle. We think they'd pick mutton Back to Australia, for a bit of lamb, where if Bettina Arndt was shopping the organic variety. it's a fair bet she wouldn't want

of the organic food industry Bettina Arndt's damnation ran in quite a few papers. It was in 'The Herald Sun'. The 'Courier Mail' in Brisbane. The 'Sunday Tasmanian'. And the 'West Australian'. to each article. There were very minor changes Bettina Arndt claimed - But in all of them, and Prevention says The US Centres for Disease Control conventional versus organic produce. it's never conducted a study on

in Arndt's article. But that wasn't the only problem There's a little issue of plagiarism. Read Bettina Arndt, circa 2007, Taverne in the 'Guardian' along with an article by Lord Dick three years ago.

And this remarkable similarity.

'The March of Unreason' tells us: Lord Taverne, who wrote a book called

was this: Bettina Arndt's quote from Prakash after this was That was written three years in Lord Taverne's 'Guardian' article. reached Now, it's possible that Bettina Arndt of words on her own. that very similar form But how would she explain this. In his article, biologist as C.J. Prakash. Dick Taverne wrongly named the Indian His name is actually C.S. Prakash. make exactly the same error How did Bettina Arndt written three years later in a remarkably similar sentence on the other side of the world? about these claims was this: Her only response to our questions

response Well, we did use Bettina Arndt's her journalism just a few weeks ago. to our last set of questions about Have a look at our website: It's all there. on the weekend. There was big news in Deniliquin

towns in New South Wales. It rained 20 mm in one of the driest that the 'Herald Sun' picked out It was the scene in Deniliquin latest dire warnings to illustrate the Prime Minister's on the Murray-Darling drought. And in the 'Adelaide Advertiser' there was this: Dead dry! And a ribbon of dust! No wonder the tourists the already drought stricken town relies on

began making plans to go elsewhere.

Losing business was pretty galling for Deniliquin because no one in the town could work out where the 'Herald Sun's ribbon of dust photo was taken. It sure wasn't the Edward River which actually looks like this.

The locals point out the river height was 1.75m when the 'Herald Sun' printed its picture of a bone-dry channel. And the local paper wasn't about to let its sloppy city cousin off the hook either. Buggered it up indeed. The 'Herald Sun' was forced to admit the error, but it did so in a rather small column buried on page six. And even then it downplayed the error and put its own spin on the front page that upset so many people. But when we asked editor Bruce Guthrie to please explain we got this. There you go, telling people a gully in a paddock is a dried up river doesn't change reality. Unless you run a caravan park in Deniliquin, I guess. That's it from me tonight. Don't forget you can read and comment on all these stories or watch the show online at:

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Good evening. South Australia's

premier says his State is "open for

business" after Labor's U-turn on

business" after Labor's U-turn on its uranium mines policy. Mike Rann says

he'll fast-track 100 applications

he'll fast-track 100 applications for uranium exploration licences,

uranium exploration licences, meaning some projects could be up and

some projects could be up and running within 12 months. Experts say a

mining boom could pump as much as

mining boom could pump as much as $24 billion into South Australia's

economy over the next 20 years. The

Federal Government has pledged $150,

Federal Government has pledged $150,000 to a Northern Territory

Indigenous community to manage

Aboriginal land in the north of the

Tanami Desert. In a ceremony today,

the 40,000 square kilometre patch -

halfway between Darwin and Alice

Springs - was officially declared an

Indigenous protected area. The money

will help pay local rangers to care

for their land and deal with

for their land and deal with problems such as feral animals and exotic

weeds. Former West Coast Eagles

captain, Ben Cousins, says he's

captain, Ben Cousins, says he's happy to be home after a month-long stint

in a US drug rehabilitation centre.

The suspended midfielder faced a

large media contingent when he

touched down in Perth. West Coast

want Cousins to make a public

want Cousins to make a public apology and he'll be told that if he wants

and he'll be told that if he wants to return to the AFL, he must comply

with stringent conditions. Now,

tomorrow's national weather - a

shower or two in Perth, evening

showers for Adelaide, becoming fine

in Melbourne and fine in the other

capital cities. 'Lateline' is along

at 10:30pm, goodnight. CC Tonight on

Difference of Opinion, cool

heads in a warm world - how can

we beat the heat of climate change? What's the best plan to

cut emissions without crippling

our economy? How can we all

help to reduce greenhouse

pollution?

Good evening and welcome to

our debate on global warming.

Since we began this series 12

weeks ago, the political

argument on climate change has

developed rapidly from whether

it's real to how we can best

deal with it. We've previously

tackled water and energy and

tonight we discuss a national

action plan to cut carbon

pollution and try to slow the

warming of our world. Our panel

tonight - Dr Tim Flannery,

Australian of the Year,

scientist and conservationist.

His books 'The Future Eaters'

and 'The Weather Makers' have

made him our most recognised

spokesman on climate change.

Sam Mostyn, a group executive

of IAG, a global insurer and

one of six major companies that

started the Australian business

round table on climate change.

Warric McKibbin, an Professor of International Economics at

the ANU, board member of the

Reserve Bank and consultant on

climate change to the world

bank, Japanese Government and

US croveng. Paul Anthony CEO of

AGL, Australia's largest retail

energy company. He's the former

COE of Britain's largest

renewable company with over 15

years leadership in the energy

field. Welcome, yes, a warm

one, to you all. APPLAUSE

And back on duty, up there in

the clouds, our cartoonist Warren Brown, welcome

home. Thank you, Jeff. Thank

you everyone. The air is a bit

thin up here I must say

tonight's topic is going to be

an absolute boter will. I

haven't made up my mind, I'm a

bit carbon neutral about

this. Very good. Thanks,

mate. Tonight let's try to take

the politics and the carbon out

of the air. Tim Flannery, how

big a challenge is global

warming and how much time have

we got? I think it's fair to

say it's a much bigger

challenge than we thought even

five years ago and the reason I

say that is that five years ago the international climate

community made a number of

projections as to how some of

the key performance indicators

might unfold over time and what

we've seen is that some of

those have, in the real world,

exceeded the envelope of projections, in other words,

the probable outcomes. One of

the most important of those is

the actual accumulation of

carbon dioxide in the

atmosphere. That's at the upper

bounds of those projected

limits made five years ago. Sea

level rise is another one which

is just on or above, depending

on how you read the data, the

projections previous lncht one

of the astonishing ones to me

has been access or availability

of free water. We've just

underestimated some fundamental

parts of the way the water

cycle works on our planet which

means we're seeing a real

crisis globally in terms of

water availability that was

something that wasn't even that

seriously considered by many

people five years ago. So if

you're asking me how big is it,

how fast it's moving, that's

what we need to know to deal

with it, I'd say it's a hell of

a lot bigger than I thought it

was five years ago and it's

moving faster. So my general

sense is we've got less time to

deal with this issue than we

had previously. Now how much

time we actually have, no-one

can really tell you. We can't

see how these systems will

continue to unfold in future.

But we can see the broad trends

and they are trends that are, I

think, deeply concerning. Sam

Mostyn, insurers don't make

forecasts but you start to

assess risk. What do you think

is likely to happen in

Australia as a result of

climate change? Well Jeff, I

think insurance is a great barometer of what does change

and you're right, we're not in

the business of prediction per

se. But we're able to look at

data over a very long period of

time, look back and do some

forecasting of a kind that's

based in good principles and

based in fact. And I guess

what's interesting for us as

Australians is that in the last

40 years, 19 of the top 20

biggest insurance events have

been weather related and that's

cost this country between $8

billion and $9 billion. The

only one that wasn't weather

related was the Newcastle

earthquake. We've done some

projections that I think are

based in good fact, good

science and we believe that

little things have an

incremental and non-linear

effect on how we live. So a 25%

increase in wind speed above 50

knots, so that's a big wind

storm, if it gets beyond 50