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(generated from captions) foremost on her mind all the

time. But after 20 years

together the relationship began

to collapsed. As her husband became violent and paranoid,

Andrewia Pickett decided not to put up with it any more. She

never had a violent relationship with her husband up until the last 12 months and

the moment he was violent, she

left. She took out restraining orders against her husband.

After breaching them repeatedly

he was charged with threat to

kill or injury in 2008, but

even then his threats didn't stop. Even when he was in jail,

there and when the psyche asked he spoke to the prison psyche

him what he would do when he

got out, he said he couldn't guarantee her safety. Judge Kennedy said:

But Ken Pickett was released

on parole in October 2008 and

almost immediately renewed the

threats to kill his wife. When Andrea told police he was

violating parole by contacting

her, nothing was done.

Pickett's parole officer wasn't

contacted by the police after

her husband, and police Andrea made a complaint against

computers don't show if people

are on parole. The warnings

were there that this was a very

serious case and yet the police

were not responding as if it was very serious at all. Just

two days before she died,

Andrea Pickett again vice Ied the Mirrabooka Police Station. Andrea, when she was at the police station, she

actually said, "What do I have

to do before you do something?

Does he have to kill me first?"

That was no truer word

spoken. Mrs Pickett had accommodation for her and seven

of her children. Her final

attempt was on the night she was murdered. We were ringing

Crisis Care and that sort of stuff. Andrea

way to look. We had never been

involved with that sort of

stuff, so we didn't know where

to look. We were just ringing

numbers and they were passing

it onto somebody else, to somebody else, to somebody

else. Snoot at every point the

system was failing her, that

people were failing her and it

was so clear that her life was at risk. I at risk. I have I had to take

not only Andrea by my sister

and two other women and a total

of 20 children back to my

three-bedroom house with my

uncle and two others, so they

could have protection from this guy. When Andrea's cousin,

Dennis Simmons took many of the

children to cool off at the

beach on a hot summer's

evening, Ken Pickett who had been hiding outside She was repeatedly stabbed as

she tried to flee. Their

3-year-old child looked on. To

fear that night to this day hear her frustration and her

still haunts me. Cases like

Andrea Pickett as has called

for actions on domestic

violence. Heather Nancarrow is

the author of 'Time For

Action', a report on domestic

violence which recommended the establishment of review panels

to look at how report systems

fail When there has been a domestic homicide, to be a to be a systematic

investigation of that homicide

to find out where in the system

things might have gone wrong or

able to have been done bet tore

prevent the homicide occurring. Such panels have prevent the homicide from

been introduced in New South Wales and Victoria. Western

Australia is considering a

panel, but human rights activists also want culturally

specific programs. The homicide rate for Aboriginal women is 10

times that for non-brinl women,

so the risk is clearly much

more serious, and yet the way people were treating Andrea and

Aboriginal women, it's not

really that risk, but it should

be the opposite. Over the last

year, Andrea Pickett's family

has repeatedly asked the

coroner and Attorney-General to

look into her murder We have

asked them to investigate the

events leading up to her

death. What's been the response? As yet, nothing. Western Australia's

Attorney-General declined to

comment and the WA police

didn't reply to a series of

questions put to them before this crisis, but a day after

the family conducted Lateline

this week, Andrea Pickett's

family has been told there will

be an inquest into her death

next year. They hope it will

a thorough investigation into the circumstances vouping her

death and it will lead to

improvements in the system,

particularly for Aboriginal Australians. It's very

difficult to get everything to happen here for Aboriginal happen

people. The only thing you can

get done for Aboriginal Perth

very quickly is to be

quick look at arrested. It's time now for a

Well, that's all from us. If

you would like to look back at

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Live. Good evening and welcome to Lateline Business,

I'm Brigid Glanville. Tonight,

the boss of Wesfarmers says

politicians need a wake-up call. If they don't, Australia

will fall behind. Some parts

of our economy aren't as

productive as they should be

and other businesses in other

tough countries who have done it

will come out a bit more

efficiently than we might.

Also tonight, we talk to the MD

of BlackRock, the world's

biggest money management firm,

about the prospects for the US economy. economy. With every downturn,

the world economy is less

dependent on the US than it was

industry, before. No longer a cottage

industry, organic food sales

are expected to top $1 billion

this year. Now the supermarkets

want a slas. There is no doubt

that, with scale, there will be

some cost offsets, but organic

food is more expensive to

therefore expensive to produce, and

therefore will have a higher

cost. To the markets, a strong rally a Wall Street

metropolitan a second day of

gains, the Wall Street

up, along with the ASX 200. In

Japan, the Nikkei is back over

9,000 and the Hong Kong Hang

Seng is also up. The chief

executive of us a's largest

employer has hit out at both

the government and the

opposition over the way they conducted the federal election

campaign. Wesfarmers's Richard

Goyder says both sides failed

isn't not confident that is to address the real issues

likely to change. Here is Andrew Robinson. Richard

Goyder runs a company with

200,000 employees and is known

for his considered opinions. He is less is less than impressed with

what he heard during an

election campaign which was

dominated by talk of population

growth, budgets and deficits.

There was way too much focus There was way too much focus on

expenditure and not enough on

wealth creation. I have a very simple philosophy, which is if

you put in place structures that enable wealth creation,

you can have the discussion and

debate about how you spend that wealth. However, having

election campaign, Mr Goyder is

preparing to be disappointed

again. I'm not that confident

that any incoming government is

going to tackle that much over

the next three years, so will tell. Do you think that's

key? Yes, I think it's really

important. What bothers Richard

Richard Goyder is that even though Australia sailed through the global financial crisis, in

the longer term, if issues such as improving productivity are

not addressed, he believes

Australia could fall behind. Some parts of our economy

aren't as productive as they

should be, and other business es in es in other countries who have

done it tough over the past few

years will come out a bit more

efficiently than we might. On

population growth, Mr Goyder

echoed other business leader in

arguing for the need to grow

the population to meet the demand for skilled workers and

boost prosperity. He has called

on politicians to meet the

issues that concern people about

about immigration. Dealing

with infrastructure issues will

solve that, by that I mean hard

and soft - rail, ports, roads

and water, and soft, education

and health. If we get some of

other issues that are causing angst at the moment may cause

less angst. Like all businesses, Wesfarmers is

looking for certainty, but somewhat somewhat surprisingly, Mr Goyder is not fazed by the

prospect of a minority

government. That doesn't worry

me. We have God people in

Treasury and finance, so that's

good. As for Wesfarmers, the

2007 takeover of Coles is

always front and centre when

Richard Goyder appears in

public. He denied the $20

billion deal was a career defining move and never worried by the criticism

it attract he, although he is

very glad the Coles group is

now starting to perform. The

back half of last year and the

first part of this year has

been a joy,

won't be a joy to Wesfarmers shareholders

shareholders is Mr Goyder's admission that pre-Coles

returns on equity of more than

20% will probably never be seen again.

Retailer Metcash has told its

Game dwaem that the withdrawal of government deflation, is making earns

difficult. Philip Ruddock reports. Metcash shareholders came for the

fringe benefits rather fringe benefits rather than two

complain. The company has

been going very well. As a shareholder, I'm very happy

with their results. Although

the sight of the board made

some unhappy, a line-up of

accountants, lawyers and

financial types that is light

on retail experience and, and no women as far as the eye could see. interesting when it's a company that is involved in retailing,

because I believe that most of the retailing decisions are actually made by women.

Metcash's male decision mashs

are promised to act, following

the retirement of the chairman

Carlos de-Santos He stepped

down today, and that gives a whole opportunity, because we

have a vacancy, to review the

mix of the board, both from a

background and experience point

of view and from a gender point of

of view. Another point of contention was remuneration and short-term cash insensitives,

based on 6 month period rather

than a year. We want to align

the short-term incentives with

our shareholders interests and

to did that you have to take it

over a period that is a bit

longer. Also, we would like to see some of the incentive being

paid as equity and being paid

over a few years. I prefer a

short-term scheme, which gives

me as the leader two

opportunities to say, thanks, mate, well done, mate, well done, really appreciate high. I'm of a different

school. Metcash was given credit

credit for making some

desirable changes to pay desirable changes to pay deals.

What remained unchanged was the

guidance of 6 to 8% underlying earnings per share growth for

this financial year. Despite

the current environment of much slower sales growth and

deflation. Think, as the

summer fruits come in and the

summer harvests and as we get

closer to Christmas, I think we

will get a little bit of

inflation back in the numbers.

That's obviously good for us.

Then we will see a little more buoyant 2011 than where we

are now. In the meantime,

Metcash is sweating on the competition regulator's decision concerning its

Franklins acquisition. It is also

involved in a legal battle with

a former employee who wanted to

back the rival Spar supermarket

group. Spar needs the capital

and claims Metcash is

attempting to eliminate a comp

totor, so it's making sure the

ACCC knows about the dispute as

the regulator considers the Franklins acquisition. They

are totally different matters. One is an employee that has

broken the code of conduct and

broken his contract, and that

is in legal proceedings and we

go to court on 13 September.

The other is a transaction to

acquire Franklins, to make IGA

a stronger player in the New

South Wales market. Certainly

there was plenty of support for

that view, here at leave. It

was another positive day on the

market. This one driven by

better than expected manufacturing figures from the

US and China. For his take, I

spoke to Simon Robinson from Wilson Wilson HTM. That is for

joining Lateline Business. The

market today hasn't been able

to sustain the early highs.

What do you make of the

performance? It's pretty good

performance all in all, because the Australian market the Australian market is up

4.5% of its lows, whereas the

US market is up 2.6% last night

off its lows. You have to

remember in the context, the US

market has had its worst August

since 2001, so it is coming off

a very low base there. The Australian market has been

moving ahead of the US market, so all in performance from the Australian market for the start of September. How important are

those employment figures coming

out of the US tomorrow? Very

important. The issue important. The issue is that

the last set of US employment

numbers were quite poor, and

the Fed is sitting on the sidelines, in terms of waiting

to determine what its next

strategic step is. Over strategic step is. Over the

last month, you had constant

discussion in the US about the

prospect of a double dip recession. I don't think we are

heading there, but the

is anaemic growth will feel

like a party that you don't

want to be at, to be frank. The

issue is, until we see an

improvement in US unemployment,

it will be difficult to world economy turn around in a

robust sense. Back at home,

there is talk that Santos could

be about to embark on a big

capital raising. How have

investors reacted? No surprise

really. These large LNG

companies and developments,

which Santos has one of, are

very capital intensive. The

mark has been expecting a capital raising from Santos for

some time. The capital spend touring associated with both

the LNG projects in Gladstone

is in the billions of dollars,

both train 1 and train 2, if

they go forward, will require

$17 billion worth of capital.

That's a huge number and the

market fully expects that

Santos will have to come to the

market in an equity form and a

debt form to fund the

development of those LNG plants. Simon Robinson, thanks

for the update. My pleasure. To the other

the share market, Westpac was

the best of the big four banks, up nearly 1.5%. Macquarie Group

dropped to $37.40, BPH Billiton

is up, investors supporting a

higher take over praise for

Potash Corporation. Fairfax

Media climbed after the company announced the appointment of

two new directors. Turning to

currency markets, the

Australian dollar is down a

little on disappointing trade

figures, but still above 90 US

cents. To commodity markets, in

New York oil is up, gold has

been rising steadily this week.

It's been a turn lent week

on the markets, and all driven

by the mixed signals coming

from the US economy. Wall Street earnings and a manufacturing rebound are

pointing up, but main street is

not so buoyant. With

unemployment high, credit tight

and the housing market wobbly,

the US consumer is reluctant to

spend. To discuss this a little

further, I spoke to Tom Callan,

MD of BlackRock global

opportunities. Tom Callan,

thanks for evening My pleasure. Is the

US at a tipping point? I don't

know that it's at a tipping

point, but I would say that the risk of a double dip recession

is increasingly likely, the lead indicators, the ECRI,

leading index growth rate, has

declined to a minus 10, which has pretty much 100% accuracy in forecasting recessions. So that be anything near as severe as

what we saw last time, senators

a lost of sectors, like housing

and autos, are also running at

levels that are well below

peaks, 40 to 50% below where

they were precrisis. You are

in favour of stimulating the

economy. Some time late back to

what? I think the biggest

issue for the US is the amount of overall debt

that we have. I think that

there are only two ways to

restore that to balance.

Currently, the debt to GDP Currently, the debt to GDP is 370%, and in the last 30 years

that's up from 160%, so a huge

increase in the debt load.

What we think might be a

sustainable level is something

more like 240%, and I think that the preferred policy

prescription would be to try to

reflight the economy, to try to drive nominal GDP growth, rather than experience debt deflation, deflation, which would clearly

be ruinous for the financial system and for the average

American. In that sense, I

know that you are

have been talking about

changing consumption and investment psychology. What do

you mean by that? I think that right now corporations, if

you look at their balance

sheets, they have higher levels

of cash than they have had

since the 1950s, free cash yields are higher than they

have been in decades, and I

think they are all indicative

of companies that are not

hiring and are not investing.

Banks, similarly, have greater

cash balances than we have had

any time since the early 1980s,

evidence that they have not

been lending, and very little

evidence that they are even

loosening their lending

standard. I think what the Fed

- what we need to to try to do

is to get

cash won't be more valuable tomorrow, that there is even

the risk of inflation, so

better that we invest and spend

today than tomorrow. How do

you encourage them to spend

now, when they are still

carrying large mortgages and

paying off the debt, and also

getting them to spend without

going into more debt? I think

at first it has to come from

the corporate sector. We need

to get them to make investments

in the future. I in the future. I think the fiscal stimulus that would be reasonable for the

administration to do would be

targeted tax cuts for hiring,

altering depreciation schedules, so companies would be encouraged to invest in capital investment sooner

rather than later, that would

have the effect of putting

people back to work. Once you

get the employment situation

growing, some nominal wage

growth could then help them in

the future spend more. But you

do make a very good point, that

really have the flexibility to

spend more currently, and

probably won't for the

foreseeable future. Before you

go, Tom Callan, you have been visiting Australia. What are your thoughts on the economy

and how Australia has fared out

of the GFC? Australia has been

one of the few bright spots, in

part because it's been one of

the - China, obviously, and

even India, very big growth

markets, and with all of the

hard assets here, the mining companies in particular, Australia has done very well. I

also suspect that in a renationsry environment,

request quantitative easing in

the US and a weaker US dollar,

that would also be very good

for Australia. Is Australia

too rely act on China and the

mining? We often forget that

the US is still the world's

biggest economy, and how

affected will Australia be if

the US goes back into

recession? I do think that,

with every downturn, the world

economy is less dependent on the

the US than it was before.

Right now, just looking at

Germany as an example, they

just posted 2.5% quarter over

quarter annualised GDP growth

on the back of exports. Their

exports to China are well ahead

of the 2007 levels, they are

indirected, if you index their exports to for India. Exports to the US

are below where they were in

2007. So I do think that, yes, the US isn't unimportant, it's

- it is still the largest

economy in the world, we still

have export markets that can

help maintain growth in other parts of the world. Tom

Callan, thanks very much for joining Lateline Business.

Thanks for having me. Thanks for having me. The

trade surplus has fallen

framently on the back of lower

coal and iron ore exportsment

June's $3.5 billion surplus has dropped to just under $2

billion for July. Economists had

had high expectations for July had high expectations for

but a decline in exports to the

emerging super-powers of China

and India has dampened the

results. The ANZ had predicted

a $4 billion surplus and chief

economist Warren Hogan says he's surprised by We have had five

We have had five surpluses in a he's surprised by the result.

row. Yes, we were disappointed

in the size of the surplus, but

it need to be kept in mind that

this is still a very large trade surplus, out, it's almost 2% of GDP. trade surplus, annualised this

Australian Bureau of Statistics

figures show there was a trade surplus of $1.89 billion in

July, less than half of the

June figure. Exports of goods

and services fell 4% to $25.4

billion. This was largely due

to a 77% decline in coal and iron iron ore exports to Australia's largest trading partner,

China. With the government

shutting down almost half of

its steel industry for

maintenance, economists say the

shutdown is unusual shutdown is unusual but it was

a seasonal factor and not a

concern in terms of Australia's

trade position. As Australia's

links to China continue to

increase, we will get more and

more familiar with the way that

economy that works and some of

the nuances. There is a lot of

cease andal ity in the China

economy and this is a weak economy and this is a weak time

for China. Coal exports fell 47%. By contrast, shipments of

rural goods gained in value,

rising 5%. Grain was a key contributor, rising have seen grain exports contributor, rising 22%. We

struggling against the head

winds of the stronger dollar.

Consequently, the easing of the

dollar from May to June gave

some more competitiveness to

Australian grain exports, which

has led to a pick-up in the

pace of grain exports more

broadly. Worldwide supply of

grape has been impact ed by

rausa and floods in Canada. Good local conditions mean

grain trader are expecting a

bumper cop from Australian growers Grain growers growers Grain growers are

facing higher prices and very

good crops. Globally, consumers

are looking to Australia to

provide additional grain to the

export market. Meanwhile,

imports of good and services

Rose 2% to $$23.5 billion. A

rise in merchandise goods

underpinned the boost to imports for July and a significant contributor was Defence Defence Department spending on

six super-hornet fighter six super-hornet fighter jets.

Exports will continue

increasing. In a way, we are

in a sweet spot where we are

seeing the export numbers surge

on the back of strong demand.

As the investment boom picks up

over the next year, we will see

imports pick up and take away

some of the surplus. Warren

Hogan says trade expected to continue but the

record highs are unlikely to persist. Organic food sales

are expected to reach $1

billion this year. A long way

from its cottage industry size

in 2004. It's always been

regarded as a fad and a niche

market. With that kind of sales

growth, it is attracting more

interest from the big players.

Sue Lannin reports. From small

beginnings, the organic food

industry is an expanding

market, with double digit

growth each year. Sales

retail is about US$50 billion.

The largest markets are the

European Union countries and

the US. That's because of big

US and US and European supermarket

chains selling organic food,

like since brings and Tesco. In

Australia, retail sales have

reached nearly $1 billion

annually, up by nearly half

over the past two years. The

increased sales are thanks to

supermarkets like Woolworths

and Coles. The organic market

is about 1% of the entire

market. It will grow as we get

we put in our mouths and the more and more

benefits. Price is one factor limiting sales. Organic food

tend to cost at least one third

more than conventional food, sometimes it can be even triple the price. There

there will be some cost is no doubt that with scale

offsets. But organic food is

more expensive to produce and

always will be more spipsive to

produce, therefore will have a

higher cost. The owner of higher cost. The owner of this

organic food store thinks the

the fray is cutting margins for the entry of the supermarkets into

independent stores like hers.

She has already seen a fall in

sales because of the global

financial crisis. I have

noticed that mothers who feed

their families, the baby will their families, the

get organic and the parents

will eat conventional, if they

are struggling. The baby comes

first. The organic remains a

niche market and future growth

depends on reaching more customers through lower

prices. A look at tomorrow's

business diary. The ASIC

chairman addresses an American

Industry lunch in Melbourne. Chamber of Commerce and

There's a private survey of the

industry. The car industry performance of the service

publishes sales figures for

August. In Perth, the 'Africa Down Under' mining conference comes

comes to a close. In the US,

it's non-farm payrolls. The number of private sector jobs

created is out. Before we go,

a look at what's making

business news overseas. 'Wall Street Journal' says the business news overseas. The

financial watchdog, the SEC, is investigating

investigating the role of quote

stuffing in distorting the

markets, high frequency

computerised trades that are

made in huge nims, then withdrawn. London's 'Financial

Times' says meat prices hit a 20-year high as high

demand from emerging markets

coincide with a fall in

production in Australia and the

US. That's all for tonight.

You can watch Lateline Business

Monday to Thursday at 8:30 each

night on ABC News 24, as well

after Lateline on ABC1. I'm

Brigid Glanville, thanks for

your company, goodnight.

Closed Captions by CSI. The 41st Grammy Awards. scheduled to perform his latest hit. A young Puerto Rican pop star was This was a big deal have Latin acts perform in Spanish because to this day they'd hate to at the Grammies. They think that ratings drop the minute you put another language in. Ricky Martin sang the opening lines in English. ? The cup of life, this is the one ? Now is the time, don't ever stop ? I just had a feeling all over, it was goose bumps, that something special was happening. (SINGS IN SPANISH) ? Do you really want it? ? (REPEATS) ? Here we go ? That was such a kick ass song. What other song sounded like that then? Nothing sounded like that! I was there that night. The place went insane. ? Do you really want it? ? (REPEATS) ? Here we go ? Every star in those first 5 or 10 rows were fixated on him. It was fascinating. Over the coming years, a handful of artists and producers would take Latin music into the heart of American culture. But even as the Latin wave took hold, a new fusion of rhythms - gritty, provocative, defiant - began to emerge in cities across America.

(SINGS IN SPANISH) The Latin music explosion was ignited 15 years before Ricky Martin's triumph by one song - 'Conga'. The creation of a Cuban-American band, the Miami Sound Machine, 'Conga' was a winning fusion that would define Latin pop. for decades to come. ? Feel the rhythm of the music getting stronger... ? Never lost the bass. It had the timbales, the piano. It accomplished all of these things in one song that we were about, that Latinos were striving for. That American sound with the Latino culture underneath it. The man behind 'Conga', Emilio Estefan, arrived in Miami in the 1960s at the height of the Cuban exodus. It was a time when we all had a lot of hopes, a lot of dreams, but it was difficult. Especially for me, because I came without my dad and my mum. Emilio found refuge in Miami's growing Cuban enclave, 300,000-strong in 1968. He got a job in the mail room of the Bacardi corporation. To make ends meet, he bought an accordion and began playing at restaurants for tips. We needed the money so bad but it wasn't all about money, it was the only thing that kept me alive being separated from my family. That was the only time I was happy when I played music. One of the things we brought from Cuba, we brought music. It helped us survive the early years and helped us to keep us focused as to who we were. Emilio put together his own band, the Miami Latin Boys. They played American covers, Brazilian bossa novas, but mostly Cuban classics. I grew up with the congas, and the syncopation of the piano, and I always wanted to keep that. But I always say if we can do this in two languages we'll be better because I think that's who we are, that's the Miami sound. Emilio was looking for a girl who could sing in English and Spanish when he met Gloria Fajardo. We ran into each other at a wedding. We had met shortly before at a friend's house and he'd heard me sing on my guitar from folk masses. He says, "I remember you. Why don't you sit in with the band?" So I sat in, sang a couple of songs. I love her voice, she has a warmth when she sings which is fantastic. He asked Gloria to join his band and before long asked her to marry him. With Gloria in the lead, the Miami Latin Boys needed a new name. We weren't boys anymore and he thought, She's gonna stay. She's been here long enough, so we changed. They gave us the Sound Machine, the company that signed us. We wanted to be Miami. (SPEAKS SPANISH) Miami Sound Machine. They played a fusion of American popular music - rock'n'roll, funk, and disco. But always with Cuban rhythms at its heart. (SINGS IN SPANISH) For five years they toured constantly throughout Latin America for CBS Records, selling out venues and promoting their albums. (SINGS IN SPANISH) But Emilio could see beyond the gruelling road trips to success in the much bigger English-language market. Paging Dr Beat. Emergency. And in 1984, he took a chance. I went to the label, excited, I said, "We have an English song that has all the beats." They said they'd never play it on radio. ? Doctor, I got this feeling... ? 'Dr Beat' was put on the B-side of a Sound Machine Spanish-language single, but Emilio hand delivered it to every DJ he knew in clubs from Miami to New York. ? Won't you help me, Doctor Beat ? ? Doctor Doctor Beat ? ? Can you help me, Doctor Beat? ? I like that song. It was cute. 'Doctor Beat' jumped to number one in Miami. Weeks later, it topped the charts in Europe. We went to Holland. People went crazy in Holland, there was dancing, jumping up and down. The people wanted more. I told Gloria to do a Cuban conga.