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one Sydney artist's brush with fame. And Kerry on canvas -

Juanita Phillips with ABC News. Good evening. they didn't show it. If they feared the worst, and 24-year-old Myuran Sukumaran - 22-year-old Andrew Chan ringleaders - the so-called Bali Nine

sentenced to die by firing squad. displayed no emotion as they were had expressed any remorse or regret. The judges said neither of them Another two of the drug couriers, and Michael Czugaj, Martin Stephens they were told to expect - got the sentences life imprisonment. Geoff Thompson reports ABC Correspondent at Denpasar District Court The judges here had already signalled for leniency. that they were not in the mood And today, to the ringleaders of the Bali Nine. they handed down death sentences it was a desperate scene - From the start, enveloped an angry Myuran Sukumaran, a dangerous media scrum ringleader, Andrew Chan. handcuffed to his fellow Bali Nine

Once inside his cell, lashed out at photographers. the normally cool Sukumaran of relatives, Then, with the support

composed themselves the four accused of their lives. to hear, perhaps, the worst news Michael Czugaj, 20-year-old drug mule, was the first to be whisked away. who followed soon after. But all eyes were on Andrew Chan, he sat calmly in court For over an hour the reasons for his guilt. as Judge Arif Supratman spelled out not straightforward in his evidence He also said Andrew Chan was and showed no remorse. When the death sentence came

and polite Andrew Chan remained calm Mohamad Rifan. as he thanked his lawyer, for our client. We will advise to make appeal to appeal? REPORTER: You will advise him Yeah. Next door, what by now seemed inevitable Michael Czugaj heard to him and his mother - a sentence of life imprisonment. So, too, for Martin Stephens, as the Bali heat. his punishment as predictable remained optimistic. But his mother, Michelle, It's not over yet. sort of thing. I mean, this is only one decision, work out what we're doing. So, as I said, we'll think on it spirits, we're both in good spirits. As you saw, Michael's in good what might happen. We were both realistic about Now sitting in Andrew Chan's chair,

to believe Myuran Sukumaran had no reason the court's ultimate penalty. he would escape His blinking expression of the way he felt inside. the only indication a drug-smuggling organiser Told that he was to offer, with no remorse or cooperation for the word mati - Sukumaran could only wait Indonesian for death. The Australian Government says to get that decision changed. it will do what it can for the parents of these people. I feel desperately sorry I do. would feel that way, All of us as parents for decades. but the warnings have been there were lead back to prison - The four convicted drug smugglers and two facing death. two facing life and Michael Czugaj An appeal by Martin Stephens AWB's monopoly on wheat exports for the Nationals. has been an article of faith at least temporarily, AWB could lose its export monopoly, crisis talks tomorrow when the Prime Minister chairs to Iraq. to try to salvage wheat sales The company's been banned by Iraq worth $200 million from bidding for contracts because of the kickback scandal.

Labor says Australian wheatgrowers for government negligence. are paying a high price AWB's monopoly on wheat exports for the Nationals. has been an article of faith Today, the first crack appeared. Earlier today, with the chairman of AWB Ltd. I had a telephone conversation Because of the kickback scandal,

worth $200 million. Iraq has frozen AWB out of sales the company to Canberra Now, John Howard's summoned for talks tomorrow. Among the options: The scandal is now a contest of Australian farmers. for the hearts and minds best friends in this parliament The Australian wheat growers' parties, Mr Speaker. are the Liberal and National do they need enemies? With friends like them, argued Kim Beazley, If wheat markets had been lost, over the kickbacks was to blame. Government negligence Your Government has let you down. showing Nationals support slipping, With the latest opinion poll is also striving to paint AWB the Opposition leader as its creature. and the National Party begins, You don't know where the AWB ends that's the truth of the matter.

From the outset, very diligent the Government has been wheat growers interests in ensuring that Australian every inch of the way. have been looked after that the Iraqi wheat affair John Howard acknowledges has raised questions of AWB's export monopoly, about the long-term future interpreting tomorrow's talks but he warned against as a precedent be convinced of the need for change. and made it clear he was still to very strong national interest case There would need to be a in order to alter that. the pressure remains, For Mark Vaile, he'd misled parliament today denying report did not mention kickbacks. when he said a key US Government The Member for Griffith at the start of the report. is referring to the preamble Ros Kelly tried a similar defence - Keating Government minister she didn't last much longer. Jim Middleton, ABC News, Canberra. Comments by Liberal MP Danna Vale, with the growth of Islam linking Australia's abortion rate have been widely condemned. Ms Vale said yesterday that Australia was "aborting itself almost out of existence" to the point that it would become a Muslim nation within 50 years. Critics said her views were thoughtless, insensitive and outlandish. The Sydney MP's comments left the Opposition and minor parties aghast. Absolutely insensitive, nonsense comments. Danna Vale's comments were dopey. I think they reeked of prejudice. Islamaphobia is just getting out of control. Arguing against the use of the abortion pill RU486, Danna Vale warned that left unchecked, the country's abortion rate could see Australia become a Muslim state in 50 years. We are aborting ourselves almost out of existence

by 100,000 abortions every year.

Coalition colleagues alongside her were clearly embarrassed.

I think Danna's on her own on that one! Poor old Danna Vale is an authentic representative of growing Government extremism. Muslim leaders called on the PM to intervene. This is a dangerous idea -

to divide this community into Muslims and non-Muslims. Behind closed doors,

John Howard urged Government MPs and senators to use measured language in the RU486 debate. The only public comment approaching a Government dressing down came from the Immigration Minister. I was a bit surprised because I simply know that the proposition is incorrect for starters. In the next 50 years, Australia will remain what it is today. After the Senate vote last week, today the lower house began its debate over stripping the Health Minister of his veto power over the abortion pill. Several Coalition MPs are pushing an amendment giving parliament the veto instead, not just on RU486, but on other controversial drugs approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. My argument is that in the future there's a range of highly controversial drugs that will be approaching the TGA for approval and that's why we need the additional step in the process from today.

And Cardinal George Pell joined the debate, calling anti-Catholic attacks on Tony Abbott cheap and nasty, warning MPs that: A vote isn't expected until Thursday. Craig McMurtrie, ABC News, Canberra. The Premier appears to have failed in his attempt to solve the long-running dispute with clubs over the poker machine tax. Morris Iemma is anxious to settle several thorny issues before the next election, but today wasn't a good day for it. The Government also faced fresh problems in both health and transport. It's meant to be a ferry service. But with 10 ferries out of action - a fifth of Sydney's fleet - it's enough to leave a Transport Minister scrambling for answers. I've made it very clear to the management that the Government expects better because the travelling public deserves better. What we have is not a Sydney ferry fleet. What we've got is McHale's Navy. The Opposition warns there are no quick fixes. The problems with our ferry system will continue because of this Government's lack of commitment, lack of investment and lack of maintenance in our ferry system over 11 years. Then there are last week's transport failures. No date has been set for long distance XPT trains to return to the tracks. We will return them to service as soon as we possibly can. The Government has problems managing hospitals too.

Nurses in Northern Sydney are taking their protests to the streets. (All Chant) More nurses! More Nurses!

They say there aren't enough of them to properly staff hospitals and they'll quit if conditions don't improve. The Government puts the dispute down to new administration

and denies tight health budgets have prompted a hiring freeze. The Premier is pre-occupied trying to find an answer to a pressing political problem. His latest attempt to soften the impact of the poker machine tax is expected to be rejected again by clubs. There's some $600 million difference in what the Coalition have pledged to the industry and certainly what the Premier has outlined to us. That leaves the Opposition well placed to pick up disaffected club members - many of them traditional Labor supporters. Simon Santow, ABC News, Sydney. A third man charged over the Cronulla riots has walked free because the magistrate indicated he had no choice but to grant bail. 20-year-old Daniel Kelly had pleaded guilty to affray, but indicated he'll plead not guilty to the more serious charge of riot. Kelly was identified in a newspaper photograph and has spent two months in custody. After the violence, the law was changed to make it harder for alleged rioters to be given bail. But on appeal, the Supreme Court recently released two defendants on bail. Magistrate Paul Falzon told Kelly that precedent was the only reason he was granting bail today. Kelly's due back in court next month. A man wanted over two murders has managed to give police the slip

after they stumbled on him during a drugs raid in Sydney's western suburbs. Police believe Ramon Youmaran has disguised himself in a number of ways. since the murder of a man in Fairfield three years ago and another murder last October. It's obviously criminal associates who are providing most of the assistance to him, but what I'm trying to appeal to... to the other people who may be aware, who may have a piece of information that may be able to assist us. Detectives say Ramon Youmaran was driven off at high speed in a green Mercedes Benz. They arrested the alleged driver today. It's been two years

since the death of Aboriginal teenager TJ Hickey,

but time is yet to heal the scars for the people of Redfern. Today, protesters marched to the State police centre in Surry Hills, demanding that the inquiry into the teenager's death be reopened. In February 2004 TJ Hickey lost his life, impaled on a fence after falling from his bicycle at high speed. In Redfern,

they gathered to remember the 17-year-old whose death sparked riots. There were new calls to reopen the coronial inquest that cleared police of any role in TJ's Hickey's death. The whole episode was whitewashed and totally obliterated. LOUDSPEAKER: Justice for TJ. (All chant) Reopen the case! These marchers, and his mother, say they will not allow TJ Hickey to just fade away. There's still a lot of people who remember my son. I see a lot of people come up and ask me how me and my daughters are going. What do we want? (All chant) Justice! When do we want it? Now! Eventually, this protest arrived at the State police centre where officers were out in force. In the face of vented hostility, police stood their ground. They say they have been working tirelessly to improve relations with Redfern's Aboriginal community - with liaison officers, youth mentoring, and cultural awareness programs. It's far from clear if any of this is working. In the years since TJ Hickey's death, for many in Redfern the anger hasn't abated, and the distrust of the police remains as strong as ever. You still got the same arrogant police officers that have been there for a few years, and their attitudes will never change. It's not very, very good at the moment. It's been two years but it hasn't changed, not at all. The community here hopes thing will get better, but no-one's very optimistic. Norman Hermant, ABC News, Sydney. A British soldier has been arrested over the video said to show UK troops bashing young Iraqis. The British Ministry of Defence

has not said whether the man is being held as a witness or a perpetrator of the beatings. More footage has emerged of the moments before the incident, showing the British soldiers coming under mortar fire. There have been more unruly scenes in the courtroom where Saddam Hussein is facing charges of crimes against humanity. The former Iraqi dictator and his co-defendants said they had been forced to attend the trial. One defendant attended in his pyjamas and sat on the floor in protest for an hour. And Iran has resumed small-scale uranium enrichment - the first step in producing nuclear fuel for either a reactor or a bomb. Tehran had threatened to accelerate its nuclear program after the UN's nuclear watchdog referred it to the Security Council. You're watching ABC News. Tonight's top story - the Bali Nine ringleaders have been sentenced to die by firing squad. And still to come - Kerry Packer as you've never seen him before. And still to come - Kerry Packer as you've never seen him before. It's no secret that the sun can do great harm to children's skin. Now, there's proof that their eyes are suffering too. Groundbreaking research has found that four out of every five teenagers have eyes damaged by exposure to sunlight.

Researchers were shocked to find that children as young as eight are showing the early signs of eye damage. Scientists at the University of New South Wales wanted to find out just how damaging the sun was to Australian children's eyes. The technology didn't exist, so they built a camera which shines UV light on the eye, then takes a photo. Basically it can show us damage before you can see it with the naked eye. So this is an early detection system for damage to the eye that we believe is caused by sunlight. When they screened a group of Sydney school children, they were shocked at the results. In children aged between 9 and 11,

26% of those children had changes on the ultraviolet photography,

and in the age group between 12 and 15, 81% of them actually had changes on ultraviolet photography. And this is much earlier than has ever been picked up before. Prolonged exposure to UV light causes an eye condition which, if left untreated, can cause permanent damage. 14-year-old Lorraine Dawes is one of those with the early signs of deterioration. I didn't really think that the sun was affecting it that much. Researchers will follow the children to see how many go on to develop eye problems. Now the changes can be detected early, it can be treated before it's too late.

This, for the first time, enables us to give patients feedback on their sunlight exposure, give them some evidence of the damage that's occurred and hopefully we may be able to, by protecting them, reverse some of the changes that occur without surgery and without drugs. Experts say that damage to eyes can be prevented by wearing wraparound sunglasses and hats. Sophie Scott, ABC News. Graphic new warnings are to be introduced on cigarette packets next month. The compulsory labels feature confronting photographs of smoking-related diseases. They'll cover a third of the front of the packet and almost all of the back. The Government says smokers can too easily ignore written warnings, but the new pictures will be difficult to avoid. Smokers will get to see what other smokers have experienced and what some of our health professionals view on a daily basis - an emphysemic lung, a gangrenous foot, a heart bypass operation and disfiguring mouth cancer. Almost 20% of Australians over the age of 14 smoke daily. An inquiry into last year's Sea King helicopter crash has heard the Defence Force dismissed a recommendation to improve passenger safety. Nine Defence Force personnel died when the navy chopper crashed on Nias Island last April

during earthquake relief operations. The inquiry was told today

that the installtion of shoulder harnesses had been recommended after another Sea King crash in Far North Queensland in 1995. But counsel assisting the inquiry said the recommendation had been abandoned, with one official raising cost concerns. To finance now, and the local share market bounced back strongly today despite falls on Wall Street overnight. Here's Alan Kohler. First, AWB directors have withdrawn the resolution for next week's annual shareholders meeting seeking a pay rise for themselves. Good idea. Shareholders will be angry enough - flour if they asked for a pay rise. the directors would be ground into bounced back strongly, The rest of the market, however, stocks, AMP, banks and retailers. with plenty of buying for resource Mind you, the trend remains down - than the previous one each peak this month has been lower fairly negative. and sentiment remains Wesfarmers announced today For example, railway business that it sold its underperforming for $1.3 billion to Babcock and Brown half year had gone up 37%, and that profit in the latest anyway. but the share price was cut 1.5% reporting a 10% lift in profit. And Foster's shares fell 2% despite

dragged down 1% last night Technology stocks on Nasdaq were in the price of Google shares. by another big fall personal lending is back on the rise Today's economic news is that with the biggest increase for 14 months,

and trips away have jumped 3.5% and loans for boats and caravans after falling for a year. moves for each major city - And here are the latest house price that saw a fall last year, Sydney was the only place and Brisbane have got off lightly, and Perth, Darwin, Melbourne considering the boom they had. to languish below US$0.74 - And the Australian dollar continues today is the 40th anniversary speaking of which, of decimal currency. of the introduction Are you old to remember the jingle? And that's finance. A jury has found inmate Mamdouh Habib that the former Guantanamo Bay by Sydney's 'Daily Telegraph'. was defamed

was found A story in the newspaper Mr Habib's reputation to have damaged during a television interview. by suggesting he'd knowingly lied Mr Habib sued Nationwide News in the 'Telegraph' over articles published and the 'Weekend Australian'. they damaged his reputation His barrister argued he was a terrorist, a liar by suggesting of Osama bin Laden. and a follower he'd only been defamed once. But the jury found will determine A hearing before a judge is entitled to compensation. whether Mr Habib Australia has a game on its hands of the one-day final series in the deciding match against Sri Lanka. and batting, After winning the toss

of 267. Sri Lanka set a victory target to the chase, Australia has made a steady start at 0/39 in the 11th over. Here's Peter Wilkins. is hard to suppress Andrew Symonds' energy and it hasn't gone unnoticed. Safe hands removed the danger man, in dire straights and Sri Lanka would have been had his team-mates followed suit, made it 2/28 - before this leaping effort Nathan Bracken snaring both. Sri Lanka rode its luck between Sangakkarra and Jayawardene in a timely partnership struck with his second ball before Clarke, Michael,

Russell Arnold, But Sangakkarra's replacement, breezed into his best. there were Sri Lankan hiccups - With a big total looming,

Jayawardene out for 86, then Dilshan shortly after, produced another gem. and the irrepressible Symonds to a respectable total Arnold's 76 steered Sri Lanka by his captain. before symonds was trumped In reply, positive note than the second final Australia started on a more with gusto, and set after the target of 267 in the hunt for a major scalp. though Sri Lanka is still at the Winter Olympics yet, Australia hasn't collected a medal came agonisingly close. but snowboarder Torah Bright in the halfpipe competition, The 19-year-old finished fifth from the bronze medal. just 1 point away In her first Olympics, recorded the 24th-fastest time Australia's Hannah Campbell-Pegg in the women's luge. in the first qualification run several casualties, The event resulted in the worst hurt with American Samantha Retrosi at the end of her run. after spinning out of control has collected a bronze medal Australia's Chantelle Newberry in Sydney. in the world cup diving event

a strong series of dives The Athens gold medallist produced in the final of the 10m platform

for third place. to pip team-mate Loudy Tourky fourth in the men's 3m springboard. Newberry's husband Robert finished gold and silver in both events. Chinese divers dominated, taking

has joined some of the game's elite And Socceroo Marco Bresciano nations unveiled their kit as 8 of the 32 qualifying for this year's World Cup finals.

Amongst the big names - Luis Figo from Portugal, Dutchman Ruud van Nistelrooy,

and South Korean JS Park. Brazil's Adriano revamped Olympic Stadium, The eight paraded at Berlin's on 9 July. which will host the Cup final is in a solid position Western Australia against NSW at the SCG. after the opening day of the match the Warriors advanced to 4/238. After winning the toss and batting, When bad light stopped play, led an early assault Test opener Justin Langer bowling attack. on an under-strength Blues for an opening stand of 79 He combined with Chris Rogers before Rogers fell for 33. thanks to some lusty hitting, Langer recorded a half-century off Jason Krejza. but tried for one big hit too many

CROWD CHEERS then deceived Shaun Marsh The Blues off-spinner but middle order batsman Marcus North in fading light. was able to steady the innings media, gaming, politics and sport. In life, he loomed large over In death, an artistic inspiration. Kerry Packer has turned out to be for Friday's memorial service As family and friends prepare at the Opera House, in a series of paintings Mr Packer has been immortalised who never laid eyes on him. by an artist with a brush, Gina Sinozich is a dab hand only five years ago, yet she came to it when she was 70. with her husband's dementia. It began as a diversion from dealing because it's very therapeutical. The paint is very important to me It relaxes me. A lot of her inspiration comes from memories of her native Istria in Croatia. It keeps coming, as if she's compelled to play catch-up. And every now and then, some contemporary figure takes over. She never saw Kerry Packer,

but she has had a remote brush with his fame. I admire him, the person he was. He was a strong person in build but also he have a big heart. Gina Sinozich dashed off 26 portraits of Kerry Packer in a month.

They're hardly conventional, but it's unmistakably KP, even as a loner in childhood. I read in the 'Bulletin', he was very sick - how can I say - unhappy. 16 of the 26 portraits are being hung in the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. They feature some unsung events, such as rescuing Timorese refugees,

as well as the more widely remembered activities and meetings. What is extraordinary about her is her sheer exuberance of - and passion of her work. Whatever you think of the paintings, they're a private salute to Kerry Packer's life - at least they were. GEOFF SIMS: Does anyone know you've done them? Except the ABC and my gallery museum in Liverpool, they know them, no-one else. And wherever they end up,

Gina Sinozich wants them to stay together. Geoff Sims, ABC News.

The weather now, with Mike Bailey. Thanks, Juanita. Good evening. Cloud has proved persistent over coastal areas, but the only significant rain has come from isolated thunderstorms about the north-eastern inland. Sydney scored little more than a trace of rain overnight, and temperatures today went from 20-24 degrees, 2-below average. 25 at Liverpool. It has been generally dry aside from thunderstorms this afternoon. A severe thunderstorm warning for north-west slopes and plains. Possibly more widespread storms in NSW tomorrow. Chance of a thunderstorm in Canberra. Possible showers in Sydney. Late storms in the north-eastern inland. Now tonight's main stories. Bali Nine ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have been sentenced to death, while two more of the drug couriers will face life in jail. AWB may lose its export monopoly, at least temporarily, in a bid to salvage Australia's wheat trade with Iraq. And the row over the abortion drug RU486 is heating up ahead of Parliament's final vote on removing the Health Minister's veto. And that's ABC News for this 14 February - a big day for the florists. I'm Juanita Phillips. Goodnight.