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Tonight - urban wasteland,

death and despair in Bangkok as

the army tightens its grip on

the city. The archbishop

accused of failing to report a

paedophile priest. Global

study, but still no clear

signal on mobile phone health

risks. Until we've got further

information and further

definitive studies, people

should just be cautious about

the usage of the mobile

phone. And, winning trifecta,

Australians triumph in golf,

cricket and Formula

One. Absolutely incredible, I

think for sure the greatest day

of my life. Good evening,

Juanita Phillips with ABC News.

There are fears that the crisis

in Bangkok could erupt in more

violence tonight. The

Government is vowing to

forcibly clear protesters from

their main site in the capital,

but despite repeated warnings

by the authorities, many of the so-called Red Shirts are

refusing to leave. In recent

days more than 30 people have

been killed and hundreds

injured as the two sides clash

repeatedly. South-east

correspondent Zoe Daniel

reports from Bangkok. This is

the unfolding tragedy that's

central Bangkok. In a few

short days it's changed from

modern city to terrifying urban

war zone. As Thai troops

attempt to retake the shopping

district from anti-government

Red Shirt protesters, the

violence escalates. The demonstrators resist, with

home-made bombs, make-shift

weapons and from the more

militant bong them, bullets and

grenades. Thai troops shoot

back with live ammunition down

burning streets that were once

major functioning traffic

thoroughfares. Clearly unarmed

protesters are getting hit,

like this man on the right

who's shot in the leg. The

government claims soldiers are

shooting live rounds only in

self-defence, but the numbers

tell their own story. Of all

those killed, only one was from

the military. The government's

own figures show that all the

other dead and injured have

been protesters, civilians,

journalists and even medical

staff who've been shot trying

to help others, hurt in a

situation which seems to be

spiralling out of control. The

army set up checkpoints all

over the city in an effort to

cut off supplies to the

protesters. But the Red Shirts

are defiant. They're rallying

supporters at many different

points around town, in addition

to their main base. Thousands

are still sitting in here, but

some have fled to the relative

safety of a temple inside the

rally site ahead of a

government deadline for it to

be cleared by tonight. A new announcement by the government has offered these people

transport to go home N a stark

warning, it says that anyone

who is still here after the

deadline will be treated as a

criminal, and will therefore be

at the mercy of the military.

The renegrade Thai army general

Seh Daeng has died after being

shot in the head by a sniper

last week. That will merely

South-East Asia correspondent add fuel to this fire. And our

Zoe Daniel joins us from

Bangkok. The latest government

deadline passed about deadline passed about an hour

ago, what's happened since

then? Not much. A few loud

bangs behind me, I'm about 150

metres from the main protest

stage where I'm standing. I

can still hear speeches going

on down there and we've been

told by police that around

5,000 protesters have defied

the government request to move.

Around 400 children are in that

crowd too apparently, hiding in

a temple . But no move by the

military yet, although the

streets below me are very eerie

and quiet. Everyone seems to

be just waiting and hiding in

their tents to see what

happens. The situation's so bad

now, what's it going to take

for the two sides to start

talking to each other

again? Look, we did hear that

there might be the possibility

of a last-minute ceasefire this

afternoon. We then heard that

behind the scenes negotiations

had broken down. The

government has said repeatedly

this week that there'll be no

more talks with protesters

until this rally site is

cleared. Even when the

protesters put up a plan for

new unconditional negotiations,

other than having a UN mediator

present, the government refused

that. Today the protesters

said "OK, we'll do it without a mediator". Still the government

said no and in the last hour, a

plane has thrown over dropping

leaflets to the protesters

saying, " Move, or you'll be

charged with terrorism and

jailed for two years" . That's

Zoe Daniel reporting from

Bangkok with the latest. The Foreign Affairs Minister here

is urging all sides in Bangkok

to exercise restraint. Stephen

Smith has also warned about

20,000 Australians in Thailand

to remain vigilant. Sites of

protest and military cordons

can arise very quickly and if

Australians are inadvertently

caught up in such matters they

need to very carefully follow

the advice given by security

authorities. Australians in

Thailand can contact the

embassy there:

Australia's senior Catholic archbishop is being investigated over allegations

he failed to report to police a

case of sexual abuse involving

a priest. A 'Lateline' and

News Online investigation has revealed Archbishop Philip

Wilson is also facing questions

over what he knew when he held senior positions in the Maitland-Newcastle diocese. He's now the Archbishop of

Adelaide and heads up the

Australian Catholic Bishops

Conference. Archbishop Wilson

strenuously denies any

allegations of a cover-up.

This is where paedophile priest

Father Jim Fletcher lived until

1995, the old bishop's house in

Maitland was also home to then

Father Philip Wilson, who would

later become one of the most

powerful men in the Catholic

Church in Australia, and one of

Father Fletcher's victims says

the now Archbishop Wilson saw

him in the house before and

after the abuse happened. Quite

often, I would be there alone

with Jim, never without Jim,

always with Jim and regularly

saw Philip Wilson in that

house, because I came in

through the back door via the

kitchen, Sophie lip, he lived

in the house. Peter Gogarty was

12 when he was sexually abused.

Years later he Years later he confronted

Archbishop Wilson about what he

knew. The archbishop has told

the ABC he never saw the boy

being taken to a bedroom. As

far as he was concerned Jim was

just a good bloke. He didn't

know that Jim was up to

anything untoward. Father Jim

Fletcher was one of at least

five priests who abused more

than 100 children from the

1960s to the late '90s but

Archbishop Wilson is also under

fire for his handling of the

sexual abuse of an 8-year-old

girl in 1985 by another priest

in his diocese, Father Dennis

McAlinden. The school

principal who reported the

abuse at the time to the then

Father Wilson has told


Now a second woman who was 8

at the time of her abuse has

lodged a complaint with police,

accusing Archbishop Wilson of

involvement in a conspiracies

of silence.

Archbishop Wilson says while

he never suspected McAlinden

was capable of such behaviour

he did act, recommending he

seek psychiatric help and then

10 years later, investigating

which confirmed the priest's

behaviour. Archbishop Wilson

declined the ABC's request for

an on-camera interview. And

there'll be more coverage of

that story on 'Lateline' at

10:30 and at ABC News Online.

A controversial Iranian-born

Muslim cleric has been denied a

permanent visa despite living

here for 16 years. Sheikh

Mansour Leghaei has been

fighting deportation since an

adverse security assessment by

ASIO over 10 years ago. After

exhausting all legal avenues he

asked the Immigration Minister

to intervene. Senator Chris

Evans today decided not to

grant the Sheikh a permanent visa. Dr Leghaei will be

expected to leave Australia.

The department has spoken to

him this morning and advised

him that his wife and son have

been granted visas. And I

think that my 16 years of

peaceful life in Australia is

my best evidence that I have

never and I will never be any

risk to any individual. Dr

Leghaei's legal team says the

minister has ignored considerable community support

and a UN order not to go ahead

with the deportation while it

considers his case. The Sheikh

has six weeks to leave the

country. In the battle over

the Government's mining tax,

Western Australia would have to

be the front-line and that's

where the Treasurer was today,

hoping to win over the miners

by taking his case directly to

them and it's proving to be

very hostile territory. On a

day the stock market was hit by

its biggest fall in a year, BHP

sent a blistering letter to its shareholders. It's told them

that the tax will unfairly

impact on them and future

generations. Chief political

correspondent Mark Simkin

reports. Wayne Swan wants 40%

of their profits, but the

miners gave the Treasurer a

reasonably warm welcome. I

think it's a silly tax. I'm

surprised actually the

Government has come up with

this sort of tax. Conceptally

I can see it has merits. It

has implementation issues. I

think it's very disappointing.

It's going to create a lot of confusion. BHP's new chairman

wrote to his 600,000

shareholders telling them the

tax fundamentally abruptly and

unfairly changes the rules of

the game. The former chief

demanded the tax only apply to new investments warning it

will: The shareholders are already

being rocked, although the

proposed tax is only partly to

blame. Worries about Europe

and falling commodities prices

wiped $40 billion from the

market. BHP plunged 4.5%, Rio

5.5%. Tony Abbott isn't

surprised the sparks are

flying. This is precisely the

kind of business which is going

to be damaged by Labor's great

big new tax on mining. Mining

companies are using the resources of the Australian

people. These resources can't

be free. The Government's top

sales woman took the pitch to

another resource-rich

State. The mineral wealth that

is in the grounds of this

country doesn't belong to one

person, it doesn't belong to

one company, it belongs to all

of us. A growing number of

people are recognising Julia

Gillard's tallents. While

Kevin Rudd remains the

preferred Labor leader, there's

surging support for his

deputy. There's more chance of

me becoming the full forward

for the dogs than there is of

any change in the Labor

Party. Cabinet ministers

believe Julia Gillard is the

obvious heir apparent, but they

say the Prime Minister and his

deputy are genuinely close and

there's no chance of a

leadership change before the

election. The Federal

Government is arguing for what

it calls a considered real pay

rise for 1.5 million low-paid

workers. The minimum wage has

been frozen for two years, and

the Government's new regulator

Fair Work Australia is considering whether it should

go up. The unions say given

the economic recovery it's time

employees had a decent

raise. The fact is that

Australia has got through the

global financial crisis in a

better position than other

countries. There is the

ability to actually receive a

reasonable increase. They're

pushing for an increase of $27

a week. Business groups say

that'll threaten jobs. We will

see the impact through less

business activity, less

capacity for those businesses

to meet their bottom line and

less employment. The minimum

wage is currently about $545 a

week. In China, three former

Rio Tinto employees have lost

their appeal against commercial

espionage convictions. It

means Australian Stern Hu will

now move from a high-security

detention centre to a normal

jail to serve out his sentence.

He didn't appeal against his

conviction over commercial espionage and accepting bribes.

A Shanghai judge upheld a

finding that the four men used

improper means to acquire the

commercial secrets of Chinese

steel companies. They're due

to serve between 7-14 years in

jail. Nearly four weeks after

the huge oil spill in the Gulf

of Mexico, BP says it's managed

to contain some of the leak,

but no-one's getting carried

away. North America

correspondent Craig McMurtrie

explains. With traces of

pollution increasingly obvious

in the Gulf, the Obama

Administration isn't getting too excited. Officials say

this is a step, but not the

solution to oil leaking at an

estimated 5,000 barrels a day. Remote-controlled robots

successfully inserted a tube

into this pipe sending some of

the oil and gas a kilometre and

a half to the sea surface and a

waiting ship. I'm happy to say so far it's working extremely

well. But BP says it can't yet

say how much is being caught.

Independent engineers estimate

it might capture 20% of the

oil. It will take a little

time. We want to slowly

optimise this and try to

capture as much of the oil and gas as we can. Marine

scientists have found that

oxygen levels near the spill

site have dropped dramatically

and they've found huge oil

plumes deep underwater. One

reportedly 16 kilometres long

and nearly 5 kilometres

wide. This oil as you can see

has depth. It's not only the

size of Manhattan in area, but

it's also several hundred

metres down. BP says it will

seal off the oil well by

pumping heavy mud and cement

into the damaged fail-safe

device called a blow-out

preventer. But the company

says because of the depth

involved it won't be ready for

what the oil company calls a

top kill for another 7-10 days.

An ash cloud over Britain is

causing travel chaos again, but

there are signs it might not be

for too long. Iceland's

erupting volcano delayed

passengers around the country

with airports closing in

Northern Ireland, Scotland and

England. We were supposed to

get married in Barbados on 22

April, and it was cancelled

last month and this is the

second time we've had to

rebook. As the ash cloud moved

south, Heath row and Gatwick

was closed and the Netherlands

was affected. Having the

eruption high and the winds in

the right direction will not

happen that often, but

obviously we can expect it to

happen periodically. Once the

cloud passes, airports are

reopening although restriction

s are likely until tomorrow at

least. Talk about confusing, a decade-long

decade-long global study was

supposed to be the final word

on whether mobile phones cause

brain tumours. Instead, the

findings have raised just as

many questions as answers.

Medical reporter Sophie Scott.

It was the study designed to

answer the question once and

for all, do mobile phones cause

cancer? Doctors studied almost

13,000 phone users in 13

countries including Australia,

for more than 10 years. Amongst

mobile phone users there is no

overall increased risk of brain

cancer. But there were some red

flags. People who used a

mobile for more than 30 minutes

a day were more likely to have

a brain tumour on the same side

of their head as the mobile

phone. Until we've got further

information and further

definitive studies people

should just be cautious about

the usage of the mobile phone. The mobile phone

industry welcomed the study

findings. And it reinforces the

overwhelming body of science

that's gone before it, and that

is that there's no increased

risk of brain cancer from using

a mobile phone. But Australian

doctors remain cautious about

the use of phones, in

particular the effect on

children. The Cancer Council

says children shouldn't use

mobile phones, or their use

should be limited.

Neurologists say they're seeing

more brain tumours in young

people, particularly

adolescents. It is a concerning

trend and it does beg the

question whether increased

radio frequency exposure does

play an important role. It is

concerning. Even larger study

into phones and cancer will

track 250,000 people. Those

findings will won't be available for 30 years.

There's now a short list of

possible stations for Sydney's

Light Rail extension to the

inner west. The Premier and

her Transport Minister

announced and 11 preferred

stops this morning. From

Lilyfield the tram would stop

near Norton Street and Marion Street and then cross

Parramatta Road before linking up with Lewisham and Dulwich

Hill train stations. We invite

the community to have a look at

the proposed station locations,

the proposed interchanges, have

a look at the route

particularly along the cycleway

and the Greenway that

accompanies the Light Rail

expansion and give us their

feedback. The report predicts

almost 10 million people will

use Light Rail by 2026. The

public has three weeks to

comment on the plan. Onto

finance and a wave of selling

hit local shares and the

Australian dollar today amid

global pessimism about Europe's

finances. But as Alan Kohler

reports, the Chinese

sharemarket took an even bigger

hit. It was a horrible day for

the local sharemarket. The All

Ords closed more than 3% lower

today at 4500, down 142.3

points. I'm going to show

three graphs of the All Ords

showing three parts of the same

story. First today's action.

After the initial wave of panic selling in the morning in

response to the big falls in

Europe and America on Friday,

there wasn't the usual re-entry

of buyers. When there's a

panic on the sharemarket it's

like when someone yells fire in

a theatre, except everyone has

to find a buyer for their seat

before they can run outside.

The second graph shows the All Ords since the start of last

year and you can see for the

past six months every time it's

got down to 4500 it's bounce z.

That's the resistance level and

that is where it closed today.

Here it is for the past 20

years, which is a slightly more

encouraging view. It's

actually back to its long-term

trend line, having broken way

above it in 2007 and then below

it early last year. That line

represents an annual return of

9.5%, which is not too shabby

if you'd stayed with it all the

way, it just depends now on

what happens. Some of the falls today were truly ugly.

Worse than Australia today

was the Chinese market down

nearly 5% making it 22% this

year. Other Asian markets fell

less than ours today. The

Australian dollar fell a full 2

cents, although it rose against

the collapsing euro, which is

of course the source of all

this turmoil. The only two

sates going up at the moment

are the two safe havens - gold

and the US dollar. That's

finance. The NRL could be

heading for another financial

crisis, this time the Gold

Coast Titans are facing a $3

million payout to a builder.

Alex Simpson took the Titans to

the building industry referee

claiming he was owed millions

of dollars over a high

performance centre on the Gold

Coast. The club has now been

ordered to pay up. I would now

like to call on Titans Property

Trust Pty Ltd and director

Michael Searle to accept the

ref's decision and stop playing

legal games in the Supreme

Court on legal

technicalities. But the club

may not be in a position to

pay. The NRL reportedly lent

the Titans $300,000 last week

to help with its finances. The

Titans say they'll appeal with

a hearing in the Supreme Court

tomorrow. Armchair sports fans

didn't know where to look. In

the space of a few hours

Australians pulled off stunning

victories in Formula One

racing, the women's Twenty20

final and the Texas Open golf.

The men's cricket team lost out

losing to England in their

Twenty20 World Cup decider.

Our coverage begins with Mark

Webber, the first Australian to

win the Monaco Grand Prix since

Jack brabin in 1959. There was no question for Mark Webber,

this was his finest day at the

office. Victory at Formula

One's Holy Grail.

COMMENTATOR: Mark Webber you

have won the Monaco Grand Prix.

Unbelievable guys. Absolutely

incredible. For sure the

greatest day of my life. Webber

started brilliantly in his Red

Bull and wasn't threatened. Webber's head is

very clear. Left them for

dead. There were potential

obstacles on the narrow

streets, four times the safety

car was used while dangerous

situations were cleared.

During the first, world

champion Jenson Button's race

ended and the last was after

Webber did well to avoid

collision between two back

markers. Two wins in as many

weeks moves him to the top of

the standings, the first

Australian in that position

since Alan Jones in 1981.

Webber has the same total as

team-mate Sebastien Vettel but

is ahead due to his additional

win. Adam Scott's smile said

it all. The 29-year-old had

completed a rousing 36 holes in

11 under par on the final day

at the Texas Open. With that

he leapt from the pack to

clinch his first US tour

victory in two years and

seventh overall. Scott's dead

eye putting was matched by

excellence around the greens.

COMMENTATOR: What a shot. He

finished one clear of Sweden's

Fredrik Jacobson while Aaron

Baddeley was equal third. The

Australian women's cricket team

is on top of the world in

Twenty20, batting first against

New Zealand the Southern Stars were restricted to

106. Brilliant catch. What a finish. Elise Perry was

Australia's trump card as the

Silver Ferns crashed to 5/36.

Sophie Devine revived her

team's hopes. New Zealand

needed 14 off the final over

but could manage only 10. What

a terrific performance from

this Australian women's side.

We wanted to win against such

a great side. We had to give

it everything. Earlier England

won the men's final at the

expense of Australia. Brad

Haddin was on the wrong side of

an umpiring blunder and had the

bruise to prove it. He was

fined 10% of his match fee for

showing dissent. David Hussey

made 59 as Australia set

England 148. Kevin Pietersen

and Craig Kieswetter combined

in a century partnership. One-handed. England

cruised to a 7-wicket win. I

think we should hold our heads

high. We've improved a lot in

this form of the game. The two sides meet in England next

month. Preparing to unleash a

bag of tricks at the World Cup

Socceroos' star Harry Kewell

only wants to play the opening

game against German on 14 June

if he's recovered from a groin

injury. If I can't be 100%, I'm

letting myself down, my team and my country as

well. Australia plays a warm-up game against New Zealand in

Melbourne next Monday. Like

its rugby cousins in 1995, host nation South Africa is hoping

to do the country proud in the

world soccer cup but it's going

to be a struggle. Poor form

and superior opposition could

see the home team eliminated in

the first round. From Johannesburg Africa

correspondent, Andrew Geoghan.

In less than four weeks they'll

play Mexico in the opening game

of the World Cup, and they

don't want to disappoint. We

enjoy the game, it's 90,000

people who will be there, the

whole world will be watching

us, the beginning of the World

Cup, everybody will be there.

So it's already pressure. As

hosts, South Africa carry the

burden of a nation's

expectations. The expectations

are very high, of course, and

we have to deal with that. I

think it's going to win, South

Africa's going to win and get

the World Cup and then many

things will happen. The last

time the hosts felt such

pressure was at the 1995 Rugby

World Cup which ended in triumph for

triumph for the Springboks, but

Bethana are ranked 90th in the

world. Of the 32 teams

competing in the Cup only North

Korea are ranked lower. It's

very tough for everybody. South

Africa are in one of the

toughest groups. As well as

Mexico, they face past champion

Uruguay and France. The host

nation has never been knocked

out at the group stage of a

World Cup. Befana will be

relying on South Africa's

supporters to ensure they live

up to expectations. A book

about the controversial

intellectual Manning Clark has

won the National Biography

Award. South Australian author

Brian Matthews spent 10 years

researching the work which is

based on Clark's personal

diaries. Manning Clark's

6-volume history of Australia received plenty of criticism

for taking literary licence. Brian Matthews says he

discovered his subject was a

tortured man hurt by the criticism. He was very, very

bruised by some of it. It has

to be said he took offence

where he need not have done.

He was sensitive to

slight. Brian Matthews takes

home a $20,000 prize for his

work. Time to check the

weather now, and it's looking

stormy outside.

A severe thunderstorm warning

for Sydney has been cancelled,

but the bureau is still

forecasting the chance of a gusty storm overnight with the possibility of damaging winds

along the coastal fringe.

There were a few storms off the

coast today and water spouts

were sighted from Sydney.

Cloud cover kept much of the

Sydney close to average wind

temperatures but they dropped

back in the west. It should

remain overcast tonight with

scattered showers and possible

storms mainly near the coast.

The rest of the State was

mostly cloudy with scattered

showers about the Hunter,

northern rivers and Tablelands.

Temperatures cooler than average in the north-east.

Troughs over the north-east

of the country are triggering

patchy rain in the Top End and

across the top half of

Queensland. In NSW an upper

level trough is generating

showers and storms mainly about

the coast. Tomorrow that high

will bring another foggy

morning and mostly dry day to

the south-east while that upper

level trough starts to contract

to the north-east. Unstable

onshore winds will cause a few

showers along the Eastern

Seaboard mainly in NSW, while

that low and trough in the west

maintains scattered showers in

Western Australia and heavy

rain in the north-west tropics.

Tonight's top story again,

there are fears of renewed

violence in the Thai capital

Bangkok tonight as the army

moves in on anti-government

protesters. That is ABC News

for this mon. Kerry O'Brien

has the '7.30 Report' next and

I'll be back with updates

during the evening. Goodnight.

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If the church allows this

priest to be in contact with

people who have no idea he's a paedophile. Tonight on the 7.30

Report - the sexual abuse

victims who claim they've been

betrayed by the Catholic

Church. My number one aim is to

get him away from children and

they're giving him their blessing. This Program is Captioned


Welcome to the program. That

story shortly, and also an interview with Opposition

Leader Tony Abbott. But first,

to the potential powder keg on

the streets of Bangkok tonight.

After more than 30 people at

close to... well they say 35

people have been killed in

street clashes in the Thai

capital over the past three

days, police say about 5,000

people have not complied with a

government deadline to leave a