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(generated from captions) Julia Gillard as her support Senior Ministers rally behind

plunges to a new low. I don't

surprised with the opinion think anybody would be

polls we've seen polls we've seen today, given the last couple of weeks that

we've had. Debt fears grip Europe, sending market tumbling

again. Jobs and services to be

cut as the NSW budget slips

into the red. And US favourite Serena Williams into the red. And US Open

through to the quarterfinals. This Program is Captioned Live. Good morning, you're watching

ABC News. Julia Gillard's

level yet. The Prime support has sunk to its lowest

level yet. The Prime Minister's

sasks rating has fallen to just

23% in today's Newspoll. Almost

60% of voters want to see Kevin

Rudd back leading the Labor Party. Opposition Leader Tony

preferred Prime Minister. So Abbott has a nine-point lead as

for more on that story, the Prime Minister's support hitting the new

Bourke joins us from Canberra.

I guess we heard before from

Wayne Swan saying no-one is

going to be surprised by going to be surprised by these figures. Might they be

surprised about them getting this low? Good morning, Virginia. In terms vote, Labor's primary vote has

been at 27% before. And that's where it is back at now. Now,

while Labor MPs might not be surprised at the

worry and des pairing. This translates into seats, into a wipeout and the CEO says potentially nine Ministers could fall if these polling

figures relected on election

day. They would lose another 30

seat, in fact 40

would display nine Ministers.

Now, if that were a uniform

swing of course, nine Ministers

would be displaced by that

40-seat loss. It may be

two-thirds of that is more

likely. But that would be devastating for those seats taking them down to

44 or less in a 150-seat

Parliament. And that is indeed

how bad it would look if an

election were held now. As election were held now. As many

our our tweets this morning are

saying an election is a time

game off. It's a tight wait and see

never and you don't rule anything

Labor don't feel the party has any chance of winning when you speak to MPs and even Ministers

private ly. They're hoping for

clear air. They think that by next year very

like the carbon price will have been resolved because they're

hopeful that it will be in

don't see their towns falling don't see their towns falling

their off the map or a huge spike in

hoping to put that issue to

bed. But of course in the last week its face - that is, the High now non--solution. That is

certainly that the Deputy certainly that the Deputy PM

Wayne Swan is atributing

don't Labor's poor standing to. I

polls we've seen today, given

the last couple of weeks that

most important we've had. Putting in place the

generation in this country was most important re forms in a

always going to be very hard.

And indeed it has been. We've

had a kick in the guts from the

High Court for unexpectedly changed for example, we're going to go back

now and study these those legal

opinions and put in place a policy and a framework for Australia. Julia Gillard is policy and a framework to works

doing the hard yards. She's got doing the hard a I jenda and the

to the forefront of her policy a I jenda and the to fight unexpected quarters, some unexpected views on just what

the Government should do with unexpected quarters, some

unexpected views on just what the Government should the asylum the Government should do with amend the Migration

amend the Migration Act so it will look to work

will look to work together to

amend the Migration Act so it can override the precedent amend the Migration

can override the precedent the High Court can override the precedent that

the High Court set and enable

offshore processing once the High

again. But some in offshore processing once the High Court set and enable

offshore processing once the High Court set and enable

again. But offshore processing once community, particularly again. But some in the

community, particularly again. But some in the on the left and

on the left and the Greens, are saying that this on the left and community, particularly those

cause a rethink of on the left and the Greens,

saying that this

saying that this should really cause a rethink of how we even

cause a rethink of how we deal with asylum seekers in the cause a rethink of

outset. Why not look at outset. Why not look at onshore deal with asylum seekers in the

processing again? And processing again? And that cause have been processing again? And that

given some cause have

given some unexpected support

by nonother than the Liberal

Party donor Clive time to reconsider the

policies, it's time

if policies, it's time to realise time to reconsider

if policies, it's time to realise if we're going to assess people, the policies, it's time

in treat them humanely and onshore

in Australia. Clive treat them humanely and onshore

there for on 'Q&A'. Always good

to talk to to talk to you. Thank you so much. Now as I mentioned

earlier, the NSW Government is

Treasurer Michael Baird hands heading into the red, the

up the State will be in deficit by down his first Budget today and

up to $1 billion. the State will be in

royalties however up to $1 billion. Mining the State will be in deficit by

royalties however are going to up to $1 billion. royalties up to $1 billion. Mining be increased

royalties however are going to be increased to offset the

be increased effects of the carbon tax. be increased to offset the There are prediction of big cuts There are prediction of big cuts to jobs and services. cuts to jobs cuts to jobs and services. Earlier we speak to

in Sydney. For months weave

in Sydney. For months been hearingant job cuts and the fact in Sydney. For months weave been hearingant the fact this will be been hearingant job cuts and the fact the fact this will be a tough Budget. Yesterday the fact this will be Budget. Yesterday it revealed there will

the fact this will be a tough Budget. Yesterday there will be a Budget Budget. Yesterday it revealed there will

for the first 12 there will be a Budget

then intro there will be a Budget deficit

for the first 12 then intro surplus. That figure has been for the first 12 months and then intro has been rrted at around then intro surplus. That figure

has been rrted at around

billion. But today we've been

hearing that the State

billion. But today we've been hearing that the State is probably going to hearing that the probably mining royalties, which of course is going mining royalties, which of course is impact on the Federal Government because any increase in impact on the Federal in State mining royalties, the

Government because any increase in Federal Government has in State mining Federal Government has to offset the Federal Government has offset the same amount you offset the recall WA increased

offset the same amount you recall WA increased its mining offset the same amount you will

royalties by $2 billion. So the State Government is saying that

royalties by $2 billion. So the hay they need

State Government is saying that hay they need to do this to hay they need offset the carbon tax which hay they need to do this they claim is offset the carbon tax which they claim is going to they claim is going to cost NSW

$950 million over $- $950 billion over $950 million over $- $950 billion there's a whole range of things

that are going to come the Budget. As it's going to be a tough it's going to be it's going to be a tough Budget, they want to it's going to be a State's economy Budget, they want to State's economy going again.

Budget, they want to get the State's economy They also need to bring

the debt levels. Now in State Government looks set to

face twin by-election s with senior Minister Kevin Foley following the Premier Mike Rann into

he was pushed but he admits serving under the new Wet Wet Wet would be unworkable for - Jay Weatherill would be unworkable for - Jay Weatherill would be unworkable unworkable for him. A tumultuous unworkable for him. to an end. I'm tired. I Minister. With Olympic Dam negotiations drawing to a close, it's curtains negotiations drawing to a close, Foley I would expect to leave Parliament Foley I would expect to leave Parliament before Christmas. The former deputy premier and Treasurer will leave Parliament before Christmas. The former deputy

leave the ministry on the same premier and Treasurer will leave the ministry on the denies he was pushed like Mr Rann denies he was

Rann but he does admit denies he was pushed like Mr

Rann but he does Rann but he does admit serving under the under the Premier, a long-time rival, work

is no secret time Jay Weatherill and I have had

time Jay Weatherill and I had disagreements. Last week while time Jay Weatherill and I have had while on overseas business, had disagreements. Last week while

Foley accused Mr while on overseas business, Foley accused Mr Wetieril of stalking while on overseas business, Mr Foley accused Mr stalking the leadership and Foley accused Mr Wetieril of stalking gave a blunt assessment stalking the leadership gave a blunt assessment own legacy. We are two gave a blunt assessment of his own different people and I shouldn't own legacy. We are two shouldn't have said what I said

different people and I shouldn't and I apologise to shouldn't have said what I said and I apologise to Jay. It was

and I apologise to Jay. It very gratuitous of me and very self-

very gratuitous of me and very self- indull jebt as I've

tended to be self- indull jebt as time. In a statement, he

tended to be time. In a statement, he said their deferences time. In a statement, he said their deferences were their deferences were not

personal and wished Mr Foley the

the best. It just confirms that Kevin Foley wants jump before he was tears as

of electoral highs and other

blows. The inspinations and the accusations the downright lies that have

been put out there public domain hit me pretty call as a witness at alleged attackers trial before he quits centrestage he says he is ready centrestage he says he is to get over to exit the spot to get over the fact I am no

to exit the spot light. I have to get over longer the Deputy Premier and to get over the fact I am longer the Deputy Treasurer. A new career beckons outside politics soon. Also making news

outside the State. See you all soon. Also making news tumbled to close at their lowest levels in more than a ing down more the sharpest fall, closeling ing down more ing down more than 5%. France fell 4.5%. The fell 4.5%. 4%. Concerns about Eurozone debt and the weakening US blamed for those US economy are still being blamed for those blamed for those falls. A senior al-Qaida linked to senior al-Qaida linked has been arrested in Pakistan. has been arrested Younis al-Mauritani was arrested Younis al-Mauritani was arrested by Pakistan's main intelligence agency. Two other

senior al-Qaida op ratives are

senior al-Qaida also believed in

senior al-Qaida op ratives are also believed in custody.

Al-Mauritani had been ordered by Osama bin Laden to hit Al-Mauritani had been ordered

by Osama bin Laden to hit interests. Scuffles out as the trial of Hosni Mubarak resumed in police tried to separate the

proand anti- Hosni Mubarak Mubarak Hosni Mubarak Hosni Mubarak protesters. Hosni Mubarak Hosni Mubarak is accused Mubarak Hosni Mubarak accused says Somali's famine has now spread

spread to another part of the says Somali's famine has now of southern shalla reached famine levels. The

organisation says this is three-quarter of a million

people could die . A Western

Australian beach that was the scene of any trace of the any trace of the 4m white pointer. Surfing was a

passion for Carl James Berdych who has been described

berden who has described s a a

fun free giefrmts He was a

funny guy. He always raifd

about the surf and funny guy. He always raifd about the surf and when he was neksz going to have a surf. He neksz was happy-go-lucky. The search

for the shark continued scrauf shore, as friends returned to the scene bunker Bay to pay their

respects. His mother was told took her through briefly what

way to WA from way to WA from Queensland, has happened. And she was took some peace I

nature of his injuries he

obviously didn't suffer obviously didn't long. Police closed the beach

shortly after the attack but it long. Police closed the beach shortly after the attack but it didn't stop some sur Fathers who took to the water this who took morning. Authorities found nothing. The United

States Ambassador to Afghanistan has warned that the war found nothing. The United States Ambassador war against the Afghanistan has warned that the al-Qaeda is far from war against the that country. Ryan Crocker said mistakes had been made but

America must not abandon that

fate. He was speaking in Kabul,

as America prepare mark

as America prepare mark the 10th anniversary of the

September 11 attacks. These are

tough determined guys and we

have to someday snai the fight

if we dise side we are done

without complete ing the

mission along the lines I laid

out earlier, the Taliban is

going to be back. And with the

Taliban will come al-Qaeda and

we will have the same situation

that we had pre 9-11. And that,

to me, is an utterly

unacceptable outcome. That is a risk of our national security

that I think no sane person

would willingly take. This is

it. It's a boarding pass from a

US air shuttle that US air shuttle that level DC's

national airport at 8 pm on the

rn the morning of nine 1. As we

were making Durbidge 9-11. were making Durbidge 9-11. As

we were making our descent into

la gadda we could see the smoke

coming out of the first tow

they're was hit and as we

landed the second tower was

hit. So we were one of the hit. So we were one of the last flights for some time to

actually make a scheduled

landing. I was going intoman

hattian for a consultation to the United Nations the United Nations with jammed

up in traffic on the

Queensborough bridge and I

watched both pow towers go

down. Staying with September 11

and New York it's only a matter

of day s before tonne of day s before tonne veiling of the long awaited new

memorial at ground zero. But on

Long Island one man is already

pay ing his tribute to those

who worked on the site in the

weeks and the years that

followed the attack. John feel

lost half his foot in lost half his foot in an accident at the workplace and had to learn how to work again. He is speaking to Craig McMurtrie. We're going to have a park done by a park done by September

10. This was a dream 2.5 years ago. But this one ago. But this one will honour those who have died since 9-11

and they're all buried all over the country or all over New

York and Long Island but this is their final home. This is

where they will be etched in history. So it will be a wall of names, potentially hundreds

of names? Thousands. Thousands. And

there's going to be a 14-foot

clock that stands behind that

and there's going to be and there's going to be a 20-foot flag pole that stands

in front of it. It's the 10th

anniversary. What does that

mean for you? It means mean for you? It means we made

it 10 years. As a nation we all suffered: You couldn't pay

me personally to go to ground

zero on the 11th It's become a

circus, it's become

commercialised. A lot of people still need to go there, want still need to go there, want to

go there. But I don't need an

anniversary to remember nine 1.

Every - 9-11. Every day is my

anniversary. If you've seen

Ground Hog Day, I live 9-11

every day. I don't leave an ex-President who turned his

back on us and I don't need the current President to tell me to

remember 9-11. A day of remembrance and a day of

volunteer, I do it every day: You have designed your own

memorial here lt wheer here.

What do you think of the design of the memorial at ground

zero? I think it's great.

You're going to hear the You're going to hear the word cloesh aur lot on this

anniversary. Do you get closure

out of seeing this? Does 10 years later give you closure? There will never be closure

closure for 9-11 families, 9-11 responder, 9-11 people that

lived down in lowerman lived down in lowerman hattian.

Closure is such a

commercialised word now. We

have an open wound now and

there are good days and bad

days. Let's take a look at the

top stories on ABC News this

morning. Almost 60% of vote ers

would like to see Kevin would like to see Kevin Rudd back as the Labor leader. Julia

Gillard's support er has fallen

to a new low of 23% in to a new low of 23% in today's Newspoll published in the 'Australian'. Tony Abbott has a

9-point lead as preferred Prime Minister. European shares have

fallen to their lowest level in

more than a fortnight because

of continuing fears about

debt. Germany's DAX index

closed popular than 5% lower.

The FTSE fell more than 3.5%.

And NSW is about to go into

deficit. Treasurer Baird is

preparing to hand down his first State Budget today. The deficit could be by as much as

$1 billion with big cuts to

jobs and services being predicted. Barack Obama has

outlined some of his ideas to

jump start the economy: The President touched on plans to

repair and rebuild roads and

bridges right across the

country. This as a way to to get a million to get a million construction workers back in jobs. Earlier

Lisa Millar told us the event

had the feel of an had the feel of an election campaign. It's Labour Day, campaign. It's Labour Day, the

Labour Day holiday. Tends of

summer and the start of summer and the start of the real presidential campaigning,

but of course Barack but of course Barack Obama's

speech which was in the car

park of the general motors

factory in Detroit, which of

course has seen massive job

losses over the years, but his

speech has a great deal of

significance because of those ununemployment figures that we

saw on Friday where the rate

didn't move at all and in fact

no new jobs were created in the

month of August. And we are

just a few days a way from his

speech to congress. So as you

said he gave everyone a little

preview of what might be

coming. Let's see how he put it

to them. We've got roads to them. We've got roads and

bridges across this country

that need re that need re building. We've got private companies with te

limit and the man power to do

the building. We've got the building. We've got more than 1 million un employed

construction pork workers ready

to get dirty right flow. There

is work to be done and there

are workers ready to do are workers ready to do it. Labourers on board, businesses

on board. We just need Congress

to get on board. Let's to get on board. Let's put America back to work. Barack

Obama speaking there. And that

really was the other part of

the audience, he was speaking

to kojal Republicans just

before they all head back to

Washington and a very strong

and stern pledge for them. Will they be listening, Lisa This is what is what everyone has been

waiting to see, whether waiting to see, whether there

will be any change in the tone

while Congress has been away over the summer break.

Certainly there was no sign of

it over the debt debate, va va, and of course when you've got

everything under the um everything under the um Bella

of a presidential campaign it's

unlikely that there is going to

be room for compromise and in fact the President almost

indicated he wasn't very

hopeful himself because he also

said in that speech we won't

wait for them. He said we will

see if there's some sharp shooters in Congress amongst the Republicans, some straight

shoot bhoers will come on board but we are not going to wait

for them, that he needs to push

ahead with this jobs program. Of course the Republican

candidates for President were

out and about today as out and about today as well,

they were having a big session

with the tea party king maker,

as he is so aptly named,

Senator Jim demint in South

Carolina. They are just hammering Barack Obama on the

economy and the jobs fronts no

sign of any hands being held

out or olive branches at all

from the Republican candidates. Lisa Millar there.

In fact Barack Obama might be returning to a new

congressional season, a new

political season with just the

same kind of rancour on both

sides. We will have a look at

the markets now. Wall Street

was closed overnight for that

Labour Day long Europe. The

European market wrtion open and

probably wished they weren't.

Off to London now where the

iconic Tower Bridge has been

forced to make way for a boat

load of Australians. This is

one of six yachts that will be

battling it it out in the world

around the world Volvo ocean

race. The race kicks off in

Spain in nof and finish s in Ireland next July. First, the

campa team took a ride down the

Thames. In a couple of months this yacht begins its journey

around the world. With me is

its Australian skipper Chris Nicholson from Lake Macquarie. Very impressive sight watching this yacht cruise under Tower Bridge. It

was anything but a cruise. It

was stressle for the was stressle for the sailing

team. These boats are meant to

be in open ocean going fast as

possible. They're certainly not

designed for this. But it was

good. True credit to the crew.

They made it look easy. You

have down this round the world

race four times now. For race four times now. For people

out there thinking why would

you want to do this, where does your passion come your passion come from? I just love being part just love being part of the

team. I have so many of our shore designers and seeing team

who are passionate about

winning this race. It's a

unique experience to be able to

sail around the world, periods:

But also we get to go to

Southern Ocean, we go to just come remote corners of come remote corners of the

world. And it's also our

job. It's about three weeks on

and one week off between the

different nine stops round about. Yeah,

about. Yeah, yeah. This is an

endurance race like no

other. Show me something else

that does nine months in the

conditions that the guys take

it on in. And is it go, go, go

the whole time or do you have

time to bantd wer the crew or

read a book? No. A) you're not

allowed to bring a book on allowed to bring a book

board. And b) there is no

time. There is one thing when I first started with these boats

that I was amazing with the -

amazed with the level of which

you push the boats. It you push the boats. It is

non-stop, 24 hours a day, we push the boat as hard as we

possibly can ourselves. Rachel Brown And Paul Kennedy joins us for a ourselves. Rachel Brown there.

look at sport. Admiring look at sport. Admiring those pictures of beautiful yachts on

the Thames, but what an amazing

event. This is a week on, a

week off. Travelling around the

world, clearly very dangerous

buts have very expensive

spofrmt It's always very

expensive to run those yachts.

Yachts has changed around the world swrefrmt the America's

Cup completely different now.

So it's trying to get more

people in I think and not be seen as such a rich sport. It

is interesting the Aussies are

on the Thames. We're there in

the early 1800s in the big prison hulks before they sailed the other way. Much discussion about that in relation to the Malaysian solution. We've been the draw and will have to get Open. Sam Stosur is still in is the favourite to win the US this at Flushing Meadows. She her drive at the moment to win of Serena's ability and also of Serena's ability and Ivanovic. It was a reflection stands to watch Serena beat Ana disorder. Venus was in the disorder. Venus was in out because of her auto-immune US Open. Her sister had to pull admiring Serena's performance at th admiring Serena's performance at the

1-0. Japan is the world got beat by Japan last night Olympics. The problem is they qualify for the London qualify for overseas very quietly trying to now. The Matildas are playing on. Let's look at the soccer plays Serena. Serena moves plays Serena. Serena pass add few others before she champions and the Aussie s would have to finish in the top two of this six-team tournament. At the moment they've lost two games an won only one. We will see how they go. The selection is all the talk this week in AFL. At least Heath Shaw, Leon Davis and Nick Maxwell trying to get the game for Collingwoods. Two of those

three will be recalled by Mick Malthouse. Hawthorn has

signaled it will bring back its stars but a lot of the players

missed eight of their stars

last week getting fresh for the

game against the Cats about game against the Cats about the

Cats coach said he won't baulk

at making things this week. Good news for Matthew Kreuzer

and Carlton fans. His foot that

went to sleep on the weekend

has now broken up. In the rugby

league, they're looking forward to

to the NRL finals starting.

There's the captains and the big block buster will be St

George West Tigers. St George

loom as THE team to defend

their crown but the West tiekers have Benji marshal and

maybe thy thy thy won't be the

- Sam Thaiday won't be in the line-up. They've lost him line-up. They've lost him for

two matches. They may loose him

for three if they lose the appeal. I suggest they take two

and hopefully they get far

enough and come back. Not a

good look that tackle. That's been outlawed for ages Yep and there's

confusion a couple of TV

tackles were overlooked before

the State of Origin. So it

seems to be context seems to be context is important. Is that because that tackle can be execute ed tackle can be execute ed in

slightly different ways gets you out of the slightly different ways that

gets you out of the problem: It

is better not to lift someone

up. The responsibility for you

is to take care of their

safety. Their well being

safety. Their well being as

they land. You r You wouldn't

want to rely on others for that Not in the heat of battle.

No. Time for the weather. Cloud over

over southern NSW and eastern

Victoria a trough is

Victoria a trough is generating

thundery rain. A cloud is

crossing the south-east along

with a strong cold front. The

strong cold front is bringing rain and cool south-westerly

winds to the south-east. It's

also causing showers onshore

winds along the east coast of

Queensland which is causing

showers. A fairly clear day in

WA under this high WA under this high pressure system. In Queensland, isolated

showers along the east coast and

and adjacent inlands. Cloud will increase over the

south-west, bringing patchy

light rain and afternoon

showers over the gulf country.

NSW, areas of rain and isolated

thunderstorms in the west and

central district s tlut south. They will extend to the

day. Victoria, areas of rain with isolated thunderstorms in the north-east, by the afternoon, the patchy rain afternoon, the patchy rain in

the south-west will spread

right across the State and we

will see snow showers above

will see snow showers above

11m. And expecting over 20cm of

snow in Victoria this snow in Victoria this week. In

Tasmania, rain in the west will

extend across the State and by

tonight the snow on the

highland s will low tore highland s will low tore 700m. SA, scattered showers from the lower Eyre peninsula become more isolated by the lower Eyre peninsula will

evening. WA - mostly fine evening. WA - mostly fine day

along the west coast, heading

for 20 degrees in Perth, seen a

few light showers along the

South Coast. Sunshine in the

north of WA, for the Northern

Territory isolated showers

along the north coast and a cooler souther ly change along

the way for the south.

Tomorrow:

That is a round up of That is a round up of the morning news Up next is

Business Today. But as you

continue to watch ABC News

continue to watch ABC News 24

and we know that Tony Abbott is out

and about and we should hear

from him shortly about the poll

figures that look better and

better for him and worse and

Foran the Prime Minister. See

you tomorrow.

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Network, I'm Beverley O'Connor. Coming up on the under pressure, European under pressure, European stocks

tumble on fears of another US recession and over the health of the banking sector. Jobs priority President Obama flags

infrastructure spending as part of his plan to tackle unemployment. And watching

brief - Australia's central

bank weighing

signals ahead of a rate

decision. Those decision. Those stories coming up shortly. First, let's take a

take a quick look at take a quick look at how the markets fared. Fears the markets fared. Fears the US could slip into recession