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Barack Obama warns that

American can't solve the

world's problems alone. Dust

storms move north but clearing

skies help firefighters battle

blazes in Queensland's south-east. James Hardie

executives to appeal their

convictions for lying about asbestos compensation. And St

Kilda to hold its final

traeping session ahead of the

grand final against

Geelong. Good morning. It's

Thursday 24 September. I'm

Virginia Trioli. And I'm Joe

O'Brien. The top story on News

Breakfast - the US President

has uraniumed the 120 prime

ministerses and Presidents to

work as one in his inaugural

speech to the UN general

assembly. Barack Obama said

that while America will

continue to help other

countries it can't solve the

world's problem alone. He

unilateral diplomacy of the distance himself from the

Bush White House and he

singedot the middle east peace

process, the spread of nuclear

weapon, climate change and the

economic crisis as the major

challenges facing the

world. Those who used to

chastise America for acting

alone in the world cannot now

stand by and wait for America

to solve the world's problems

alone. We have sought in word

and deed a new era of

engagement with the world. But

if the Governments of Iran and

North Korea choose to ignore international standards, if

they put the pursuit of nuclear

weapon ace head of regional

stability and the security and

opportunity of their own

people, if they are oblivious

to the dangers of escalating

arms races in both ease Asia

and the Middle East then they

must be held accountable. For

more Lisa Millar joins us now

on the phone from New York.

Tell us about the new era of

engagement that Barack Obama is

promising? Well this was a

highly anticipated speech

Virginia, being Barack Obama's

maiden speech at the United

Nations. And it was the message

that the White House has been

indicating for some days that

he was going to be giving. They

wanted to make sure that no-one

missed the point of what this

was about. A move away from the

Bush Administration's line of

the previous years to be more

encourages I guess, to issue

this global reconciliation as

it was. He did still those

Virginia manage to sort of give

a fairly blunt message as well

on the fact that America can't

do everything by itself. He

can't on one hand Christmas

ties America for barging in and

sorgting out problems but then

not pitch in and help, that

America can't face these global

issues that are facing the

world by itself, so look, it

was an interesting speech. It

ran for about 37 minutes. There

had been reports before he

spoke that he would possibly

get a standing ovation just as

a bit of a thank you for this

new tone that was coming from

America. He didn't get the

standing ovation but he

certainly got a lot of

applause. He got quite a bit of

applause throughout the speech

as well. When he mentioned

things like having outlawed

torture in interrogations and

closing Guantanamo Bay, those

things of rashes got

spontaneous applause from the

crowd. It sounds like a much

shorter speech than that one

given by Moamar Gaddafi? That

went for about an hour and a

half but I can tell you it's

not the longest speech that

we've heard at the UN over the

last few decades. Fidel Castro

gave one in 19 of the that went

for 4.5 hours and in 195 # an

Indian ambassador gave a speech

that went for nine horse. In

fact the leaders all went to

lunch, came back, he was still speaking, then they went to

dinner and they came back and

he was still speaking so we can

only be thankful for small

mercies and that is the Moamar

Gaddafi only spoke for an hour

and 40 minutes but it was quite

extraordinary and it was

definitely a show stealer. You

know, he is known as something

of an eccentric and there were

sort of nervous gigles from the

media room as people were

listening to the translation

because he ranged on issues from calling the security

council the terror council,

saying that George Bush and Tony Blair should be oput on

trial for the Iraq war and

admitting he'd been up since

before dawn and that no wonder

everyone was asleep because

they were suffering from jet

lag and in fact that's why the

UN should be moved away from

America so people found not be

suffering jet lag when he

turned up, then when he noticed

some of them had left, some in

protest, he said that they were

as bad as Hyde Park's speakers

corner, they make their speech

then disappear. At one stage he

appeared to even tear up the UN

rule book so it was an

entertaining hour and a half I

must admit but it's certainly

been the story of the day over

here which is not good for

Barack Obama because he was

hoping that his words would be

what everyone was reporting but

not the case. For those who

criticise the United Nations

they'll be relieved that the

general assembly meets so

rarely. If that's what happens.

Moving on to PM Kevin Rudd, he's still in New York and he's

given an address of his own

too? Yes,. It's a subtle kind

of criticism of the UN and the

IMF. It was at a foreign policy

lunch today in New York and

this was the theme he's been

running with for a little

while, the fact that the G20

which begins meeting tomorrow

evening in Pittsburg should

become the forum of choice for

the global issues baby tob

dealt with and he woshed on

that theme today saying that

even the UN and theism MF had

achieved much over the years

that they had become static

organisations and the number of

members had also blown out so

much. I think there's about 192

now at the UN, that to try and

get any agreement on anything

is just becoming so difficult

and that the G20 with the

nations that have the big

economies of the world is more

suited to being able to deal

with not just the financial

issues that face them but with

everything that this UN general

assembly deals with, whether

it's nuclear proliferation or

povertitor financial crisis, so

I think that is a theme we're

going to hear from him when he

finally makings his address to

the general assembly which I

can tell you because of Gaddafi

has probably been delayed

somewhat. I imagine everything

has been because of that. Back

home, the rest dust that swept

across NSW and Queensland

yesterday has cleared to the

north. The dust played havoc

with flightses and feary

services were also disrupted.

Emergency service responded to

hundred of calls from people suffering with breathing

difficulties. In Sydney, water

restrictions were eased to

allow residents to wash dust

from their cars, homes and

driveways. And the dust has

been moving into northern parts

of Queensland. Clearing skies

in the State's south-east will

be welcome news for

firefighters who battled a

number of new fires overnight.

It's hoped clearer condition

also see water bombing aircraft

return to the skies today. Fire

bans remain in place across

more than half of the State.

Jafrd has announced it will

appeal against penalties handed

out to former executives. Last

month, the NSW Supreme Court

fined 10 former executives for lying about asbestos compensation and the court

banned them from managing

companies. Theed by yof

asbestos victim Bernie Banton say she's disappointed the

company won't accept thement.

Car yearn Banton also says she

feels like the James Hardie

saga will never end. Malcolm

Turnbull says he's certainly

his party will support the aem

he's going to put forward on

the Government's Emissions

Trading Scheme. The Climate Change Minister Penny Wong has

told Mr Turnbull that he has a

month to put forward any

amendments. Mr Turnbull was

speaking from London where he

met conservative MPs including

the British Opposition Leader

David Cameron. And new research

says more women in Australia

and New Zealand are having

babies with IVF treatment. But

the number of multiple births

is falling. According to a

report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

the study said people were not

choosing to transfer single

embryos instead of several. The

success rate remains stable

with around 17% of treatments

resulting in the birth of a baby. Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon,

has set the chances of a global

climate change deal being

agreed later this year at

Copenhagen has increased

significantly following the

high profile summit in New York. Professor Will Steffen is the Executive Director of the Climate Change Institute at the

Australian National

University, he's over in

California but he has been

following events in New York

very closely and Will Steffen

joins us now via Skype. Thank

you for joining us is. Ban

Ki-Moon right. Have is the

chances,000 of reaching some significant agreement in Copenhagen, have they

increased? Well it seems to me

that one of the critical

factors we're facing is to get

Fremantle on some of the

fundamental issues regarding

equity between industrialised and developed countries. It

appears that there's been some

movement on that issue in in

New York negotiations. I think

that's the critical one f we

make progress there that will

remove a large road block

toward making some real progress in Copenhagen and

beyond I don't know how much

tone matters in these sorts of

issues but going into the

conference in New York, it

certainly seemed that the tone

that all the major emitters

were using in discussing how

important this was was serious

enough and committed enough to

give those who want to see

change some hope? Yes,. I see a

real shift over the last six to

12 months in terms of I think

the science is having an

impact. I think people in the

negotiation and political

sphere are understanding that

this is really a central issue,

not a marginal and

environmental issue and indeed

as you say I believe the tone

is shifting and certainly the

tone of the comments made by

Chinese and Indian negotiators

was very positive. Let's stay

with China for a moment because

while you know note the tone

there has shifted when it came

to the substance, China's

promises weren't nearly as

heart warming as some hoped

they were going to be? No but

thing is a long process and I

think the first step we have to

do is to gain trust between

countries that come in with

different positions, different

perspectives and basically

that's many in the

industrialised world and the

big new emitters particularly

China. It's going to take some

time to get down to the de -

detail, but before we get that

far weave got to get on the

same page and that requires

coming together on

perspectives, on the tone of

how we approach this, so I

think that these gains that we

appear to be seeing in New York

are more substantial than they

might seem at first glance. But

China reserved its right for

its emissions to go up with

GDP? Yes,, well that's

something that I think many

developing countries are going

to insist sis on for at least

the time being.

How do you kous then overall

global emissions when major

emilters and still described developing Neil Craigs like

China reserving their right to

do that? I think if you look at

the long lerp, some of the

calculations you see on

trajectories that would limit

global warming to 2 degrees

will give Australia high

probability of that. If you

look at those pra jektories,

what people are saying is

deeper cuts by the industrialised countries and

quicker cuts by the

industrialised countries and

that is because historically

most of the carbon dioxide and

oh gases in the atmosphere come

from the industrialised cups,

we bear a larger responsibility

for the pron F we can cut more

deeply more quickly that will

allow space for the developing

economies so continue to

develop which they need to do

but also it requires time for

new technologies to defuse into

countries like China, like

India and some of the other

developing countries so we will

see a period I'm sure for some

years in which their GDP, their

emissions will go up. The

critical issue I think is to

get a framework for turning

those curbs around in due

course and that I think is what

will hope could out of

Copenhagen. Countries like

Australia are going to have to

bear then the industrial cost

and the job cost of that

promise? Well one t things that

the equity issue brings forward

is that the impact side of

climate change - and we often

don't hear about that - the

cost of those will I think dwar

it was cost of changing

technologies industry costs and

so on. Those costs are largely

borne by the developing

countries so we have a very big

equity issue in terms of Tim

pacts as well so - in terms of

the impacts as well. Bottom

line here - what do you imagine

is going to be the agreement

out of Copenhagen? Will there

be a figure put on global

emotion on the gut to global

emig on 19 90 levels? I suspect

we may see some numbers around

the 2050 factor. There's

probably a bit easier to talk about because they're far nif

in the distance, one can see a

transformation of energy

systems and so on. I suspect we

won't see ridgied targets for

2020 which is in the more

immediate future that's

actually a tougher question. I

hope what does come out are

some tars that really do aim to

limit climate change to 2

degrees or less. I hope we do

get on top of theingity issue

at least in term of prim, in

terms hover how we'll go

forward in the so-called

contract and reverse and toward

the middle of the century we

need equal emission rights for

all people on the planet. Thank

you so much. Now we'll go to

the froms of the major

newspapers around the country

this morning. The has the

headline red dawn and has a

picture of the Sydney Harbour

in the dust storm. The dust

storm was like life on mars or

what we imagine life on mars

might be The travel plan of

tens of thousands of people

were in chaos after the storms

says is Swann. Kevin Rudd has

praised China's offer to cut

its greenhouse gas emissions

report the 'Australian' And

there's a great contrasting

shot of the bridge in the

morning and afternoon. The 'Financial Review' stays Federal Government is charring

charges companies for Lenny

legal disputes. Women in care

homes are reportedly being rape

and trading sex for cigarettes according to a watchdog report

says the age. AFL bosses have

told Carlton footballer Brendan

Fevola he's a drunken disgrace

and needs help says the 'Herald

Sun'. The 'Sydney Morning

Herald' says Kevin Rudd want a radical overall of the bodies

that set policy in the global

economy. NSW farmers will be

able to sell their water entitlements to the Federal

Government under a new deal

says the did a did a. The Tasmanian Government has

announced plans for a $100

million million make over for

the hop hospital says the

'Mercury' and finally the 'Northern Territory News' says

police responded to what they

thought was a violent attack

only to find the noise was a

couple having sex. They'll try

and get sex anywhere they can

in that newspaper. If you'd

like send us your feedback -

The top stories on News

Breakfast - the US President

has used his maiden speech to

the UN general assembly to call

for greeter cooperation in

dealing with the challenges

facing the world. Barack Obama

told the 120 Presidents and PMs

the US would not longer engage

in the unilateral diplomacy of

the Bush White House. The dust

storm that blanketed NSW and

Queensland overnight are

continuing to head north. The clearer skies in south-east

Queensland will help

firefighters still battle more

than 20 fires. They're hoping

the better conditions will

allow them to use water bombing

aircraft. And building the

materials company James Hardie

says lit appeal against rulings

made be in the Supreme Court of

NSW last month. The court fined

ten former executives for lying

about asbestos compensation and

banned them from managing companies. Federal Opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull has travelled to land to meet

copsive MPs. Mr Turnbull says

the PM's course of action on

climate change is all about

politics. Jo as far as the

emiss trading legislation is

concerned the PM has got to

decide whether he wants to keep

playing politics or whether he

wants to get the scheme right.

We need to have scheme that is

economically responsible and environmentally effective. We

don't have that one that meets

those criteria right now and of

course finalising the design of

the scheme before we know the

outcome of the Copenhagen

summit is reckless but that's

the course of action the PM is

committed to and it is all as

always about politics. Malcolm

Turnbull speaking there from

London and he can't escape the

ETS. For more Melissa Clarke

joins us now from Canberra.

We'd heard yesterday that Penny

Wong had written the Opposition

a letter of demand in relation

to the ETS. Now Malcolm

Turnbull has fired a letter

back? That's right. I think

we've got the war of the peps here. Malcolm Turnbull has seen

one letter and raised a letter

back to the Government. He's

written a letter to Kevin Rudd

saying that to help his party

and to have any informed debate on the Emissions Trading Scheme

he wants to see all of the

regulations involved because a

lot of detail of the Emissions

Trading Scheme suspect actually

in the legislation. It's in the

regulations that come with it.

And included in the regulations

is some very important issues

such as how much assistance

some industries will get so

Malcolm Turnbull has said,

"Well if you want me to make up

our minds quickly and if you

want us to come up with proper

amendments we need to see all

the detail." He's making his

own demands on Kevin Rudd but

interestingly wile he was over in London Malcolm Turnbull is

still insisting that the

Opposition can come to an

agreement on amendments despite

rungses within the Coalition

and disagreement about how to

deal with it and we know that

he's trying to make sure

there's agreement across the

Coalition because he wants to

avoid a double dissolution

election. He's very weary of

one and interestingly that's a

weariness that's shared by Paul

keeting who made it clear on the '7:30 Report' last night

that he's no fan of that early

election trigger. Well you might have to do it if you have

to do it. I wouldn't like to do

it. Wouldn't be easy would

it? No A lot of risks? A lot of

risk and the other thing is

I've just had a very old

fashioned view about elections

and parliaments and I stuck to

this view right through my

life, and that was - these are

relatively shorment parliaments

their, they're three years and

the public want you you to draw

the value from them. So Paul

Keating says there are a lot of risks socialsed with going

early. What the history of

those election? Well there's

been six in the past. Most

people are probably aware of

Hawkes but the first was

actually back in 1914 when Cook

the Liberal PM called the first

double dissolution election. He

was actually defeated. His

first attempt wasn't terribly successful, they lost

Government and handed over

Government to laeb 'Andrew

Fraser. I think a few of them

learnt lessons from that

because the next one wasn't

until 19159 when Menzies had a

crack it and he did it the

right way. He called a double

dissolution after the Senate

refusing to pass banking

legislation and he was returned and he got control of the

Senate. He got a majority in

the Senate. That was a very successful double dissolution

by Menzies. Whitlam was next

one after that in '74. He had

about half a dozen bills as

double dissolution triggers and

called it. He was returned to

Government in that case,

however the Senate was still

deadlocked as a result of that

so he still had trouble and had

to call a joint sitting of

parliament to get those six

bills through. It was a

successful, he was returned but

it was still a bit of a

struggle. One year later when

we had the constitutional

crisis, it was a bit of a

different story, Malcolm Fraser

used some of the bills that

Gough Whitlam hasn't been able

to get passed to call for an early election and he was returned to Government in a

land slide in a rather

controversial one so Fraser's

died did right that time

however he decided to have

another crack at it in '83 and

this is when perhaps he was

pushing his luck a bit too far

because he tried to spring one

on Bill Hayden and this is

probably one of the leaks that

Paul Keating would consider a

bit of a tricky one, he tried

to pull it on Bill Hayden and

was defeated by Bob Hawke. Bob

Hawke was the most recent one

to try a double dissolution

himself. A lot ofory our

listeners might remember the 19

# 7 Australia card debate. The

Hawke Government was returned

however he never bothered

trying to get the legislation

back again because by the time

they got through the election

the issue was very unpopular.

So I think if we we're looking

at the Rudd Government here

there's a few lessons they

could take away f if you want

to do it to it like Menzies, he

managed to dit success ply back

in '51 but not like Fraser when

you try and spring it on an

Opposition Leader because that

was clearly a case where it's backfired. There's chequered

history of double dissolutions

in Australia. Fair nax media's

Ron Walker appears to have

bowed to institutional invests

who have called on him to

resign. Mr Walker says he'll

step down at November's annual

meeting with former Woolworths

chief executive Roger Corbett

takes over as chairman. Board

renewal is firmly on the agenda

with three external kaebds

standing for election as

directors. While the list of

candidates for the fair max

feeda board election is growing

one former political

heavyweight has ruled himself

out. Surely the Fairfax board

would be appealing to you. No I

think the great days of Fairfax

and the print media are

probably past us And Ron

Walker's reign as Fairfax could

soon be a thing of the past as

well. He's presided over a lack

of strategy at the board level

for years and now he's

presiding over the greatest

bunfight that corporate

Australia has seen for

years. There's been quite a

considerable diverse football

club of the business and a

broadening of thes by base, but

I think there have been

concerns around the decline in

profitability and some of the

structural challenges and

they're really look so some new leadership to take those

on Last week Mr Walker stated

he wanted to conas Fairfax

chairman until August 2010 but

now he says he'll step down at

the company's AGM in November

if key shareholders support the former Woolworths chief

executive Roger Corbett

becoming chairman. The Fairfax

family which owns nearly 10% of

the company acknowledges Mr

Corbett's strengths but would

prefer to search for a suit

why. One would hope that the

process of renullal is allied

to greater cohesion on the

board. I think they're the

preconditions for a more

constructionive future for

Fairfax. But that cohesion may

be tested further in the

lead-up to the November AGM.

Former Fairfax editor Steve har

es and Gerrard Noonan are

standing for the board along

with shareholders activist

Steven Mayne. Tmpbls Fairfax

media company is a very

important company in Australia,

in Australian journalism really

and I just think that the

recent spat that was exhibited

by senior member of the board indicated that things are

getting out of control there. I

think probably Steve Harris is

the standout of the ex-term candidates former boss of the

age and the 'Herald Sun'.

Genuine independent and

personally I think it would be

a great ultimate if he got

elected Another former Fairfax

editor and now online publisher

says Ron Walker should step

down immediately so the company

can get some more media

experience on the board and

develop a strategy to deal with

the changing landscape. I think

they need to do what mature publishers after newspapers are

doing elsewhere in the world

and acknowledging that there is

a seminal threat to the future

of newspaper revenues Media

analyst Mark McDonald says Fairfax overpaid for some of

its acquisitions a also took on

too much debt under Ron

Walker's leadership. While

Roger Corbett joined the board

at the same time as Ron Walker,

Mark Mcdonnal says Mr Corbett's retail skill b will be useful

in a media business. He's a

very highly regarded executive

at Woolworths, was instrumental

in its spar improvements in

market share and performance,

he understands I think what it

is to operate in a an Ollie go

loply market. Ron Walker's

demarture is virtually assured

but his ascension to the

Fairfax chair is by no means a

certainity given the family's

Opposition and no sign yet that

the company's institutional

investors are agreed to the

succession plan. The European

commission has unveiled plans

for a superwatchdog to oversee

the way banks and financial

markets are policed. It would

have the power to overrule the decisions of individual European countries and is

designed to prevent a repeat of

last year's financial crisis.

The plan includes a new

European systemic risk board to

look out for the early warning

signs of an impending melt

down. The finance figures -

Vanessa O'Hanlon will be with

us shortly. Then we'll review

some of the papers and this

morning we'll be joined by the Associate Editor of the 'Sunday

Age', Seamus Bradley. Now with

all the sports news here is

Paul Kennedy. Thank you. Good

morning. Geelong and St Kilda

are now trying to finalise

their teams for the grand

final. St Kilda will have its

final closed training session

today, the coach will then form

sentmental favourite Max

Hudgton of his fate. And we'll

talk more about those closed

sessions in just a few moments

but we'll talk cricket now. The

weekend played Pakistan in the

Champions Trophy this morning. The Aussies were keen

observers, Ricky Ponting's men

play the windy on Saturday

night. Pakistan won this match

by five wickets. Restricting

the West Indies to 133. And

completing a pretty predictable

run chase there with the loss

of just five wickets. Ricky

Ponting has arrived in South Africa and spoke overnight

thflt is what he said. This

certainly won't be just another

tournament for us. These are

the big one-day tournments you

play as a group and as a

country. You're right, a lot of

guys have been on the road a

long time but we've managed to

keep ourselves in real good

stain whether it be physically, technically or whatever and

we'll have a reasonably light

day today but then start to hit

things up pretty hard at

training again tomorrow and

start getting acclimatised to

being at 7,000 feet or whatever

we are at the moment which is a bit different to where we've

been over the last couple of

weeks but as I said, there's

done everything in our powers

over the last couple of weeks

to make sure we're in a good

shape. In some brief cycling

news Jack into bridge the young ride they're impressed Lance

Armstrong at the Tour Down

Under this year, he's only 20

yearsol and he's just taken out

the under 23 world time trial

championships so good things

there for Jack into bridge.

Closed session are a newish

thing on grand final week. It

deprives the fans of going and

having one more look at their

team. That explains why there

was so many at the St Kilda run

the other night. They used to

have the big sessions where the support gors and watch the

training. Used to be later in

the grand final week but in a

week where you can't get enough

footy the closed sessions are a

bit frustrating and it's sort

of leads you to think that

maybe they're doing some

fantasticly secret things, you

know, and some other stations

might send their TV stations,

might send helicopters up just

so see if they can spy on

them. Race rather like the

winged keel. Except there's no

winged keel. Cameron ling was

asked yesterday about their

training session, Geelong,

which nobody was allowed to see. It was just a normal

training session. We did our

normal types of drills and we

did some full ground match play

type stuff and usual sort of

drills, nothing too special. No

point reenventing the wheel

this week with our training

session, just about getting

ourself sharp and well prepared

for Saturday. I don't believe

you. He used the world normal

one more time. I'm not sure

what we all missed. Just takes

the pressure off. It does. They

might work on their structures

or something but I think those two team well another well

enough by now so bring the game on Thank you. News Breakfast

can be watched live on the web

from anywhere. Does it look

like Mars in Sydney this morning? No it doesn't. Good

morning. Both Sydney and

Brisbane are waking up to much

clearer skies but there is

still some haze about. The

strong westerly winds calming

down, the cloud over the

south-east is thinning. There's

a few showers over Western Australia's south-west under

low cloud and a week cold front

and some storm clouds also

affecting the Top End. A weak

high, the strong winds and the

US and showers will ease for

today. Later on a more active

front are move over South

Australia's coast before it

sweeps through the rest of the

south-east tomorrow bringing

widespread rain, potentially

severe storms and hail. In

Queensland -

The stop story - the US

President Obama has delivered

his much anticipated maid yep

speech to the United Nations

General Assembly urging world

leaders to come together in a

new spirit of cooperation. But

protests have taken some of the

shine off the event.. Demonstrators gathered to voice

their anger at the appearance of Moamar Gaddafi. North America correspondent Lisa Millar reports from New

York. By far the greatest

controversy here at the general

assembly today has been the

appearance of Moamar Gaddafi.

It's the first time in 40 years

that the Libyan leader has been

here on American soil,

certainly the first time that

he's spoken at the United

Nations. He's always going

going to generate some

controversial and a lot of

interest. The biggest protests

have been from victims families

and victims of the Pan am

bombling. Angry that the

Lockerbie bomber was released.

Angry at the reception he

received back in Libya when

Scotland made that decision to

release him. And very angry that Moamar Gaddafi has been

given what they say is a red

carpet treatment here at the

UN. And in fact some people

walked out of the general

assembly when Moamar Gaddafi

started to speak. Gordon Brown,

the British PM, had indicated

that he would not sit there and

listen to him as he spoke. I

must say that it was a rather

bizarre speech at times. He

basically gave the UN a lecture

about how it was set up, it's

attitudes over the year and

then he sort of move suicide

other elements including

suggesting that swine flu,

something that has been created

in a laboratory and heb perhaps

deliberately set out on the

world or even accidental set out on the world. President

Obama was the first speaker

this morning. This is really

his debut on the international

stage so it was also much

anticipated. His message to the

crowd, the 100 leader, prime

ministers and Presidents, was

that even though America

previously has done many things

to look out for the rest of the

world, that it can no longer be

expected to rescue the others,

that it can't operate alone,

that anything that happens now

needs to be done. There was

some speculation in the newspapers here that President

Obama would safe standing

ovation at the end of his

speech. Given that it was an

inclusive warm speech and

certainly a change in tone from

America, in its approach to the

international sphere, but he

got a warm rousing reception

and applause at the end, there

wasn't that standing ovation.

Of course one of the last

speakers tonight will be Kevin

Rudd. He's due appear somewhere

between 7pm and 9pm to deliver

his speech to the general

assembly here in New York. Lisa

Millar batle the crowd and the

protestors automatic the front.

There on the issue of Moamar

Gaddafi and his extraordinarily

long and rambling speech

there's a little side story

there with apparently he has

been allowed to pitch a tent, a

sort of a bedowin style tent,

that's on the lawn of dond

Trumps Search Springs estate

which struck people as very odd

that that's where he chose to

make his whole while he is in

New York but he's now been

kicked out of that position,

the tent's been packed autopsy

moved on because it was found

that he lacked the proper

permit to establish that tent.

So it's still possible

apparently that he might stay

in the estate's everyone

bedroom, nine bathroom mansion. You wouldn't think

he'd be keen on putting money

on in the pocket of Donald

Trump. I find it hard to

deliver who might be there. I

found that whole idea of

Gaddafi catching on conald

Trmps lawn weresy verting. Here

is you how can contribute to

News Breakfast -. India has successfully put seven

satellites into Ashit, six of

them belonging to form nations India's space agency

has in recent years been looking to strengthen its

position in the commercial

laurmg market. - launch

market. Four, three, two, one,

zero. It's a another success

story for India's space

scientists. At the end of a 51

hour countdown the $44.4m

rocket carrying a remote

sensing satellite and sim

smaller rockets blasted off

into the clear skies without a

hitch. I think we once again

proven that we can do the job

precisely. And Woolworths the

space of 20 minutes the

satellite's were in Ashit. And

within the space of 20 minutes

the satellites inner in orbit. Four of them will be

injected in a sense defence and orientation so the long-term

problems are taken care of The

Q shaped ocean sat 2 will

monitor the interaction between

ocean and the at fear to help

map out activities for the

fishing industry. This is the

16th mission for the country's

polar satellite launch vehicle

and its success is a boost to

India's space scientists. Last

month, India abruptly

terminated its unmanned moon

mission 14 months ahead of its

prommed life of two years. I'm

extremely proud of you, really

you poem have done a fantastic

job. As India displays its

mastery in space observers say

the country is emerging as a

play major player in the

multibillion dollar market. In

other news this morning the red

dust that swept across NSW and

Queensland has cleared as the

storm pushes north. The dust

played havoc with traffic and

flights , ferry service were

also disrupted. Emergency

services responded to hupd of

calls from people suffering

breathing difficulties. In

Sydney, water restrictions were

eased to allow residents to

wash dous fromtary car, homes

and driveways. And those dust storms are expected to move

into northern parts of

Queensland today, clearing

skies in the State's south-east

will be welcome news for

firefighters who batled a

number of new fires overnight f

more than 300 firefighters

responded to 21 blazes

yesterday. It's hoped clearer

conditions will see water

bombing aircraft return to the

skies today. Fire bans remain

in place across more than half

the State. Building materials

company James Hardie says it

will appeal against ruling made

in the Supreme Court of NSW

last month. The court fined 10

former executives for lying

about asbestos compensation and

banned them from managing

companies. The widow of Bernie

Banton says she's disappointed

they won't accept theirment,

Karen Barton also says she

feels like the James Hardie

saga will never end. Federal Opposition leader Malcolm

Turnbull says he's certain his

party will support the

amendments he'll put forward on

the Government's Emissions

Trading Scheme. The Climate

Change Minister Penny Wong has

told Mr Turnbull that he has a

month to put forward any

amendments. Mr Turn wul has

speaking from London where he

met with conservative MPs

including the British Opposition leader David

Cameron. A 6-year-old girl in

the United States has had a

lucky escape when a car cashed

just centimetres away from her.

The crash was cap too captured

by a surveillance camera in

Washington state. The footage

showsas min walking along a

sidewalk. Seconds latary

vehicle slams into a building

if front of her. Britain's PM

gord Gordon Brown is to tell

the United Nations that he is

willing to cut the country's

fleet of tried yentd missile

carrying submarines. Mr Brown

will make the offer at a

meeting of the UN Security

Council which is discussing the

spread of nuclear weapons and

reducing existing

stockpiles. Gordon Brown will

tell the United Nations he want

a new global bargain to try to

hold back the race for nuclear

weapons. And Britain's ready to

play its part by scaling pack

or nuclear deterrent. So he

told BBC radio five live he'd

be prepared to reduce the

number of nuclear subreebs reins. Just as America and

Russia are making these reducks

we're prepared to consider that

but only as part of an

agreement and that's why I've

said that with are prepared to

consider subject to all the

conditions that I've laid down

reducing or number of

submarines So what are the

Government's plans for Trident.

It wants to reduce the number

of submarines from four to

three. Whilst ensuring one

submarine is on patrol at all

times but the total cost of

renewing Trident with all four

submarines would be up 20well

pound bus scrapping one of the

four submarines would not save

one quarter of that cost. Much

of the money is in design and

development. And as the renewal

is not due to be completed

until 2025 any savings would be

many years in the future. From

a political point of view, the

PM is actually lining up behind

the Americans and saying "OK if

arms control is back on the

agenda we will take part innet

and we've never said that

before, now we're putting it

in." So this decision is more about politics and diplomacy

than saving money. And it risks

reviving the old arguments

about nuclear weapons. Whilst

some in the military doubt

whether the nuclear deterrent

can be maintained with fewer

than four submarine, some in

his party would like Gordon

Brown to scrap it all together.

Government sources have sig

nahhed Gordon Brown could go

further and offer to review or

delay the renewal of Trident if

there's a global deal but there

no question of giving up our

nuclear deterrent all

together. Tokyo has held a

colourful parade to boost the

city's chances of hosting the

Olympic Games in 2016. More

than #,000 athletes and

performers took bart Tokyo's famous shopping district was

turped into a sea of cold and

and movement. Athletes cheer

leaders and marching band and

fans parading down the

street. I wasn't even born when

Japan Horsted the Olympicsiers

and years this man says. I've

always wanted to see the

Olympics being held in Japan so

I hope it'sing can hire The

international Olympic committee

says Tokyo rates well but is

racking public support. Tokyo's

Governor wants that perception

changed. Full will of the

Japanese people will send that

final boost. We want to host

the Olympics in Japan and let's

keep sending our voices until

the last minute. Tokyo is one

of four candidates in the

running to host the 2016 games.

Rio de Janeiro, Chicago and

Madrid are the other contenders

with Rio seen as a slight favourite.

TRANSLATION: I know there are

problems in hosting the

Olympics but I'd really like

Japan to host them again. I

want my grin to experience the

sensation. A final decision on

the host city will be made by

the IOC next month F Tokyo is

selected it will be the second

time Japan's expect has hosted

the games. The last was in

19646789 - 19646789 the top stories on ABC News Breakfast -

the US President has used his

maiden speech to the UN general

assembly to call for greater

cooperation in dealing with the

challenges facing the world.

Barack Obama told the 120

Presidents and prime ministers

the US would no longer

endepadge in the unilateral diplomacy of the Bush White

House. The dust storms that

blanketed NSW and Queensland

squofr night are continuing to

head north. The clearer skies

in south-east Queensland will

help firefighters still

battling more than 20 fires.

They're hoping the better

condition also allow them to

use water bombing aircraft. And building the materials company

James Hardie says it will

appeal against the rulings made

in the Supreme Court of NSW

last month. The court fined ten

former executives for lying

about asbestos compensation and

banned them from managing

companies. Let's take a look at

today's newspaper and we're joined by the Associate Editor of the 'Sunday Age', Seamus

Bradley. Good morning. Good

morning. I've got no dust

particles all over you so you

seem to have escaped the

storm Almost entirely. So take

us through the way the papers have treated that extraordinary

dust storm yesterday? Well the

media has gone completely craze

on it apart from some minor

elements, it's in all of the

newspapers, the Sydney papers

have gone drazy for it. There's

a 14 page souvenir edition of the 'Daily Telegraph'. Doomsday. Is that a wrap

around. That's a wrap around

and they got 40 more pains to

go with this one ch the 'Sydney Morning Herald' also,

'Financial Review' even, the

'Financial Review', even though

there's no mention of costs or

how much it costs or anything

like that, no dollar signs.

It's still on page 3 for them

and I think you'll love this, the 'Northern Territory News'

has a blush on their front page

saying eat our dust

Sydney. Continue know if that's

quite stru try. I think it came

from a bit further south. I

don't think they'll mind too

much. So long as Sydney is

eating dust they don't seem to

care too much I notice on the

Melbourne 6 o'clock news last

night on the commercials, it

was a very prominent story on

the TV news in Melbourne last

night? What happened with the

papers in mental

Melbourne. The They put it

inside, page p of the 'Herald

Sun' which is a good

spot. Where is my we loved

former 'Age' newspaper buried

this story Almost on the royal

page on page 7. But they do

have beautiful photographs. I

think the 'Age' downplayed

that. On the BBC World service,

it's item number three. Look,

it's this is basic newspaper

fodder. Great pictures. Local

stories and it's that bvl

wonderful almost of the outback

coming to town. You got all the

great element it's you need for

a big ticker toial set-up which

is why you have the need. The

'Age' would have run harder on

it. There's that angle

too. It's another example of

that where that Melbourne-Sydney rivalry is

taken to ridiculous levels,

just because it's happened in

Sydney... I just think they've

missed the yarn. It's a foreign

story to the 'Age'

really. We'll stay propostously

parochial for just a moment

because the front page of the

'Herald Sun' details something

of only interest to some

Melbournians. And not even

everybody interested in

football. Everybody's who's

taken a drink will relto this

story. Brendan Fevola has been,

got drunk at the Brownlow, did

various things he oughtment to

do been fined $10,000 but it's

interesting how the media has

treetsed this story. That's on

page one of the 'Herald Sun' as

you say, in the 'Age' it's

treated as sports story, the the 'Australian' streetsate as

a sports story, the 'Herald

Sun' also h as a two page

spread saying "Give up the

booze fef" so neb had a drink

ever and maybe got a bit

too... He's been interviewed on

radio about the incidents of

the other night and concede

he's got a problem and probably shouldn't drink at all? From

the sounds of what happened he

shouldn't. It's toxic for him

on every level. I always have a

slight problem with these

stories because it seems to me

that the acceptance of a hard

drinking culture in the country

which has gone on for many

years and more than that, an

acceptance that we'll get drunk

and fall down and be silly and

won't that be hilarious is always accepted, absolutely

fine and let me tell you there

would have been dozens of other

blokes and women at the

Brownlows doing exactly that

but then we get one and we all

turn around with hands class

ped and isn't it dreadful and

Fedrigo, got to clean up your

act and het gets made the scape

got. I'm not defend ing but

him. There's no doubt about

that. But the person I feel

most sorry for is Jason

Akermanis who failed to show up

entirely after his wife had

gougt a gown and was reddy to

go Because he'd had too much to

drink the night before. And all

this is happening in an

atmosphere where the AFL is

pushing this campaign of

responsible drinking. And

appearance maybe you take

drinking out of the responsible

bit for those type of

nights. Your you stop trying

to The expectations are put on

those blokes that they're unrealistic expectations..

They're quite young as well.

They're barely 30 some of them.

And they've got - they live in

the palsas of whatever they

want. Especially after the

field. Somebody who is

wonderful on field doesn't

necessarily to be wonderful. Dr

Rob Moody has written an

opinion piece about this. He

says what Carolyn Wilson is

saying in the sports payments

which is you really need to

give up the booze on this

one. You've got a yarn about

Kevin Rudd to finish off. An

interesting juxtaposition abhow

people are treating the Kevin

Rudd story it's on page one, of

everything. He's banging on

about changing the world and

all the rest of it. But excuse

the lamb, but the 'Herald Sun',

the tabloids they put it on

page 20. That's no red dust

story.. They look at the

political process and think

it's nice to change the word

but we're not quite sure it's going to happen The climate

change debate has gone around

so much now that for much of

the general population they

hear a mention of it and turn

the other way. We need

something to happen rather than

just more talk. Good to see

you. Thank you. You can watch

all of News Breakfast Streeped

live every morning. The address

is - Here is Paul Kennedy? Good

morning. Geelong and St Kilda

are now trying to finalise

their terms ahead of the grand

final this week. St Kilda will

have its final closed training

session today and the coach

will then inform Max Hudgton of

his fate. Manchester City -

there's young St stoke Stobs

from Geelong. I don't think

he's going to play in the

fwraefl said so they.

Manchester United played in the

league cup this morning. It's

opponent was wolfer Hampton,

the score was 1-nil. Owen. Back

to - lovely move. Lovely goal.

Gone a long way to beat a

better move than that. Good

crisp passing, it's what

they're best at. Seen that celebration somewhere before

and New Zealand defeated

Australia 5 #-36 in the final

netball Test last night. The

game was a celebration of van

dike the goal shooter playing

her 100th Test. She she was superb as always and Australia will be disappointed with the

match but not the series, the

Diamonds beat the Silver Ferns

overall 3-26789 the Garryowen

is one of Australia's Premier

evens for horse women. It

celebrated its 75th anniversary

at the royal Melbourne show and

the emphasis on the style,

grooming and technique. It

takes years of prokities, hours

of grooming and can cost around $100,000 to get through the

Garryowen has survived 75

years. The women only event was

created in honour of Violet

Murrell a champion horse woman

who died in a stable fire

trying to save her horse,

Garryowen. She was also a very

good women on riding on the

race track as well. And

something that was really

interesting is that Violet was

beating the boys, the jockeys,

and she was the woman that had

women disqualified from horse

racing. Entraps are judged on

appearance, health of the

horse, riding technique and

manner. Today an emotional

lippeda haze was crowned

winner. I don't think there's a

feeling like it. It's just

unbelievable. It's the most

amazing feeling in the

world. It took three years of

hard work and a remarkable

recovery from her horse

Request. She received her

tendon and looked like it would

have to be destroyed. He pulled

it off for us today Her prize

is 800 and a place in Garryowen

history which many agree is

priceless. And Virginia not a

whip in sight? You don't need

it. I anticipate in years to

come one of Australia's finest

foreign corresponds Robin dexon

who worked for Fairfax and who

has been twice short listed for

the Puli st, zer her daughter

is a find young equestrian in South Africa now and has a

number of hourses and takes out

ribbons all the time, born in Australia, still an Australian

citizen, so I'm hoping she'll

be back one day in Australia

and she should be riding for

news the Olympics I think. So

watch out for Silvia. Tnchs

devotion and discipline in that

sport is amazing. And also to

see this little pint sized

child taking these jumps that

would make you faint Australia

has a good record of gold

medals at the Olympics in

equestrian snr. Now, what's

happening on the weather? A

much calmer day but it's the

calm were the storm as the

south-east bracer another

active front. The strong west yrl winds are calming down.

That's helping to thing out the

cloud sitting over the

south-east and also clear that

dust with low cloud over

Western Australia east

south-west expect a few showers

with a weak cold front and

storm clouds affecting the Top

End. The deep low that's been

causing the havoc is moving

east and it's xweening with a

weak high. Wind dust and

showers will ease for today.

Later today the more active

front will move over South

Australia's coast because

before it sweeps through the

rest of the south-east.

Thank you. Still ahead on

News Breakfast - we'll be

speaking to Professor Nigel Tapper, he's the head of the school of intiernal science at Monash university. And that's about those incredible dust storms that hit Australia yesterday. We'll see you in a moment. Wsh

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Barack Obama warns that

America can't solve the world's

problems alean. Dust storms

move north, the clearing skies help help firefighters battle blazes

in Queensland's

south-east. James Hardie

executives to appeal their

convictions for lying about

asbestos compensation. And St

Kilda to hold its final

training session ahead of grand

final against Geel