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(generated from captions) CC hope, love and forgiveness Well, as events in Tibet unfold, for worshippers were the main messages in Victoria today. at Good Friday services denominations packed city churches Thousands of people from all of Christ, to celebrate the resurrection urging Australians with religious leaders symbolised by Easter. to embrace the new beginning obviously failed Sunday School. Someone at ABC News in Melbourne I'm Jonathan Holmes. Hello and welcome to Media Watch, commemorates Christ's crucifixion. Good Friday, of course, He rose again - On the third day, you'll remember, all about. that's what Easter Sunday's resurrected time and again. And now to a croc story that's been Courier Mail reported Most recently after Brisbane's by a Queensland academic: on some work News, But up at the Northern Territory to a saltie. that story was like raw meat Croc stories are their patch. about drunken locals and crocs. Especially stories crocodile expert, thanks very much. And they've got their own Darwin woke up So the very next morning, in the NT News: to a front-page screamer So why was this front-page news? by a croc recently? No. Had a drunk been attacked his research? No. Had Mr Manolis just announced Charlie Manolis told Media Watch: on crocs and drunks? So how recent was his research Well, not recent at all. three years ago. Actually, it was over How do we know? of course, Because the NT News covered it, back in January 2005. And again in October 2005. Same yarn. Same research. Except that, mysteriously, being drunk in 2005 one in three croc victims has become one in four in 2008. The irony is that last week, had a real croc story: the NT News's Rebekah Cavanagh

this one had everything. A monster croc and a stupid drunk - the timely intervention Except, thanks to of the Territory's finest, an actual victim.

yarn this week with plenty of victims The 'Australian' had a front-page in our opinion, stupid. none of them drunk, and none of them, Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, It concerned the new Minister for

the motor vessel Pikkuw - and her night aboard means "Saltwater Crocodile". which in the Wik Munkan language and a crock of a story. It was a croc attack all right - the Minister's party, There was no way and his photographer, including Paddy Murphy in the Aurukun guesthouse. could all have stayed choose to stay on the boat? But why did the Minister explanation: Paddy Murphy quoted Jenny Maclkin's been campaigning for, for years. And that The 'Australian' has by royalties from bauxite mining, The boat was financed by Aurukun traditional owners. and is owned

boat? So is it a "luxury, $680 a night" Russell Skelton, Well, not according to Fairfax's with Jenny Macklin's party. who stayed on the boat that night

He wrote in 'The Age' on Saturday:

how it sounds Admittedly, that's not quite of Aurukun Wetland Charters, on the website as quoted by Paddy Murphy. It describes the Pikkuw as: But hey, it's a promotional website. evening to a barbecue held on board Paddy Murphy could have gone that and checked out the boat himself. to get this snap of The Minister His photographer went, beside the luxurious communal sink. Paul Whittaker, told Media Watch: But as The 'Australian's editor, writing about the boat So it would seem Murphy was too busy to check it out. And he didn't manage to find out paid for their overnight stay. how much the Minister's party to its website, It's true that according for a wetland tour... if you charter the MV Pikkuw

at $680 per person per night, Which works out as Paddy Murphy correctly said. manager, Tony Varnes, But as the Aurukun Wetland Charters explained in a statement last week: party was charged. Nothing like it. That's not what Jenny Macklin's dinner, accommodation and breakfast - They paid $150 per person, for for an overnight stay the standard charge when the Pikkuw is moored at Aurukun. While preparing his story,

manager, Tony Varnes. Paddy Murphy spoke to the Pikkuw's So did he ask how much would be charged - the Minister and her party and if not, why not? to 'The Australian'. We put that question Paul Whittaker replied:

not answering the question. That's called if he would have told Paddy Murphy We asked Tony Varnes was being charged. how much the minister's party At about 8 o'clock that evening, a voicemail message Paddy Murphy did leave Meg Dixon-Child. for Jenny Macklin's press secretary, till some time later. She didn't call him back the Minister was paying, When he asked her how much 'The Australian' says, Murphy...

Well, there were plenty of other people in Aurukun that day the true figure. who could have told Paddy Murphy

It seems they weren't asked. that the pre-emptive strike The 'Australian' believes with Media Watch. is the best way to deal of her "story", posted on Friday, In the on-line version

Samantha Maiden quotes a chunk from a speech by Opposition Leader Brendan Nelson, in Melbourne - made that day to a conference sponsored by The 'Australian': Which is why it's a pity And so it has. one of the few positive stories that it chose to ignore or any other Cape York community, to be told about Aurukun, in favour of a worthless beat-up. But I'll say one thing for The Oz. possible spin It often puts the most positive and News Corporation. on stories about Rupert Murdoch that he's the boss. But it almost always discloses It might be a formality, newly acquired radio stations but it's one that Fairfax Media's have yet to learn. of Melbourne 3AW's 'Sports Today' Dwayne Russell and Gerard Healy, in the week before the Grand Prix. had a distinguished guest

It was just excitement all round. No curly questions to Ron Walker losses or falling attendance. about the Grand Prix's mounting But all too soon, it was time for the chequered flag. ..and Chairman of Fairfax Media, which owns this radio station". Is that what Dwayne and Gerard said? No it isn't. Three days later, Steve Price, on Sydney's 2UE, welcomed the great man.

A pleasure indeed. No mention from Mr Price that Mr Walker is the boss. But the Grand Prix for sucking up to the undeclared head honcho goes to 3AW's Ernie Sigley. Ron Walker joined him the day after the big race.

And of Fairfax Media, the owner of 3AW and therefore my boss. There you go, Ernie, it's not that hard, is it? That's all for now. For more on the real story of Aurukun and the MV Pikkuw, go to our website. And join me again next week. This program is not subtitled CC

Good evening. A young

Australian swimmer faces being

dropped from the Olympic squad

after he was charged with

assault. Nick D'Arcy is

accused of breaking a former

swimmer's jaw, eye socket and

nose in a brawl at a Sydney

bar. Yeah, I was there. It

obviously wasn't a great thing

to see and I've had to go in

and make a police

statement. Swimming's governing

body and Australia's Olympic

Committee will conduct a joint

investigation into the

incident. A motorist who

killed six teenagers and

seriously injured four others

has been jailed for 10 years.

Thomas Towle crashed into the

group outside a party in

north-west Victoria in 2006.

He was found guilty of six

counts of dangerous driving

causing death. The families of

the victims said the sentence

would do little to alleviate

the pain of losing their

children. The Prime Minister

is expected to sign a deal

tomorrow that will pave the way

for cheaper flights to the US.

Sir Richard Branson's Virgin

airline has become the first

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Thank you. Very kind. Thank

you very much. Thank you. Good

evening. Welcome to the first

'Enough Rope' for 2008. There

will be few people in Australia

who don't have an opinion about

tonight's guest. Many negative.

His fall from grace from one of

the AFL's greatest ever

footballers to a man now widely associated in the public mind

with substance abuse and

domestic violence has been spectacular. If anything it's

been made worse by his recent

decision to sell his story to a

woman's magazine. Tonight he is

here for no payment to speak

for himself about his behaviour

and about the allegations and

police charges that have arisen

from it. Ladies and gentlemen,

Wayne Carey. Welcome.

APPLAUSE Wayne, welcome. We're

gonna do a broad ranging

interview tonight, covering a

lot of stert from your family

background to your admission of

using cocaine, from allegations

about domestic violence, to the

charges, the serious ones that

await you in Miami. Before we

get to that, I'm cushious about

how you're spending your time

now, curious. What's an average

day like for you? First of all,

thank you for having me. Um, an

average day for me, at the

moment is going from house to

house. I ah, not staying at my

apartment. I've been staying a

blit at Kate's, also at

friends, a friend's house.

Basically travelling, yeah,

from my apartment to Kate's, to

my ex-wife Sally's to see my daughter. Pretty much any where

that I can jump in the car then

walk inside basically up seen

and unheard of. Because you're

you're being staked out so much

at your apartment? No, mainly

because I'm embarrassed and

yeah... it's a feeling that I

can't explain or I've tried to

explain to a person that I'm

talking to, but it's, it's

something that, um... Um I've

never had before. It's

something I've never felt

before, but it's - I'm ashamed,

I'm embarrassed. Basically I

don't want to be seen. So this

in itself is a pretty big step.

Been nervous for a few weeks

now. Yeah, I can understand

that. You're gonna be well

scrutinised tonight. I'm going

to ask you to be candid about a

whole range of things. When

you're staying at Kate's place.

How are you passing your

time? Well, I'm watching TV.

Watching TV, watching DVDs.

Um, thinking a lot. Um,

obviously talking to friends

and family and um, I've also

been speaking to someone in

regards to shall ongoing issues

that I have and have to fix, so

um, all of those things

probably going over and over in

my head what's happened, and

and, yeah, basically talking a

lot and... And repeating myself

a lot. Let's get back a decade.

'97, where you were the king,

one of the greatest footballers, acknowledged by

your peers, ever, to play the

game. You led North Melbourne

to two premierships, you were

captain at 21 of the club. What

was it like to be Wayne Carey

then? I don't think I've ever

been really comfortable with

being in the spotlight. It's...

You know, I came from Wagga

Wagga and moved to Adelaide,

Adelaide to me was like New

York. Found it very difficult

to even fit in, in Adelaide.

Then moving to Melbourne when

I was 16, I hated Melbourne for

the first 4 years. Despised it,

tried to do everything I could

to leave the club and get away

from, from Melbourne and go

back to Adelaide. After a while

I adjusted to Melbourne and,

yeah, we had some success as a

football club. As you became

successful, you became the most

successful player of your era,

you were called the King. What

was it lake to be the King in

Melbourne? What was life like?

Pretty good I would

think? Definitely um, you know,

definitely you're treated well.

And supporters and ah, especially of the North

Melbourne Football Club, you,

you know, they were, they were

great supporters and... When...

If you were playing good

football and your team was

having success, obviously the

adulation was probably more so

than, um, than someone that

wasn't in the public eye, and a

team always came first, the

team always came first, it's a

team sport. You don't have

success in a team sport unless

you're a very good team.

There's no one individual that

makes you a good team or wins

you you a premiership. That is true, no-one theless you were

the acknowledged leader.

Basically where you went others

went, would that be right? Yes,

I was the captain of the club.

You could probably say I was

captain of the social scene as

well and um, it was, after

every game I'd make sure that

the players got together and

we'd go and have ah, you know,

20 or 30 beers. I know that

sounds like a lot and if a

player now had 20 or 30 beers

on a Saturday night after a

game you'd, 1. You you'd

probably think how do they play

the next week or train the next

day but you do, you become

accustomed to it and, yeah, I

was always the first one there,

making sure everyone else was

there and was always the last

one to leave. How big a part of