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HMAS 'Sydney', again fighting name is imblazened letters of gold upon Australia fighting name is imblazened in and these are

and these are the boys who shall gallantly carry the starry flag of Australia to victory. Hello and welcome Stateline, I'm Philip Williams. Coming up ton program, news about HMAS 'Sydney', years after its And we'll meet for the years after its disappearance.

time someone who's already And we'll meet for the first

familiar face. But first, ACT Government has flagged familiar face. But first, the

criminal a mistake on a point of law. if they think a judge has made

The move stops short of an admission that our judges The move stops short of an open

there are calls often get it wrong and now often get it wrong and

and abolish judge alone using juries for certain and abolish judge alone trials

offences including murder. a call backed by the families Canberra boy accused of of victims. An 11-year-old

sexually assaulting a young girl walked free from court early this month. The judge deemed he wasn't capable of realising he'd done wrong. I believe realising he'd done something

justice system here has failed us. Yet another case fueling the public perception that judges are too lenient. I that this judgment judges are too lenient. I think

supported her at all. victim here and none of her supported her at all. She's the

addressed. And that perception concerns have been

said for a number hasn't gone unnoticed. I've

our courts and our Supreme Court especially are far too sentencing. It's very lenient when it comes toness in

criticise outcomes of sentencing. It's very easy to

judicial process and bit of a sport in the media and lot that. It is true to say that a

lenient than got judges that are more jurisdictions. There's been no final review of that to that that's absolutely right or final review of that to say

absolutely wrong. I guess it's fair to say seen as a tougher Raits suffer than the ACT and seen as a tougher jurisdiction.

say it that say it that way because I don't want necessarily to that Canberra is ill-served, but there are, I think, some differences in jurisdictions about the way sentencing done and certainly sometimes there that are too lenient and sometimes there are sentence s

need to look a bit more that are too lenient and we

carefully at that. It appears the Government is taking closer look. I don't see it as a case of lenient but I do see the need for a judicial process provides for addressing for a judicial process that

when a judge makes a that leads to someone when a judge makes a mistake

acquitted and I think that's important safeguard to make acquitted and I think that's an sure that justice is properly served. The Attorney-General conference to used the weekend's ACT Labor

conference to flag criminal law the right to appeal if they think a wrong. It's not a commentary think a judge got it

our judicial members. They do a wrong. It's not a commentary on

very good job and they have incredibly complex range laws to administer and cases incredibly complex range of

hear. But it does acknowledge that there will instances where make a mistake and if instances where a judge may

mistake leads to an acquittal make a mistake and if that

on a point of law, believe the interests on a point of law, then I don't

justice have been properly believe the interests of

served. We shouldn't someone acquitted a judge makes an error in someone acquitted just because

issues that show that they're even though they're not there is a right of appeal and elected, for example, is that

so there is a process whereby their decisions can be reviewed evaluate them. The proposals and there can be a process to

would also allow prosecution to would also allow the

sentence considered to be prosecution to appeal against a

outside the normal range and while the reforms widely welcomed, for some while the reforms have been

they're far been 10 years since Joe Cinque's death Cinque's death in a bizarre but equally tragic case that shocked Canberra. He died at the hands of his Anu Sing, who had planned death and her own Anu Sing, who had planned his

a dinner death and her own suicide after

we have kids? To make a home. Why we get married? Why

beautiful educated family. It's no there. You do everything educated family. It's no more

because you want to have a future, that's future, that's why this country. The country us everything and then this this country. The country give

crazy, crazy - not crazy, woman come and destroy it. Are crazy, crazy - not crazy, evil

you happy to go home to your

family today? Absolutely. Sing's plan but yumpbt friends knew about her

Joe Cinque, injected him Joe Cinque, injected him with massive doses massive doses of heroin, watched him dying over watched him dying over almost three days and then three days and then finally called an ambulance. In called an ambulance. In court psychiatrists psychiatrists testified that Singh chose to be tried Sing was mentally unstable. Singh chose to be tried by Justice Crispin alone, a jury, an option available in the ACT. She was found not guilty of murder but guilty guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter, sentenced manslaughter, sentenced to 10 years jail and released after four. At the time, there was no avenue to avenue to appeal. We're still suffering because it's 10 year, it's 10 years, I don't think I will forget my son until I die. The reforms outlined by the Attorney-General could have made a difference in this case and the Cinques want Government fo go even further. They argue in a They argue in a jurisdiction where judges where judges are perceived too lenient, why hand them too lenient, why hand them so much power? We're still fighting. There was no for us. for us. We felt really been cheated by Mr Crispin and cheated by Mr Crispin and the prosecutor and the law. The law is absolutely wrong. to be changed. Which law are you talking about? The law that first of all the jury, the

should be there. I think the judge in that case did get it wrong. I think a huge angst wrong. I think a huge angst has been caused to Joe Cinque's family as a result of that. think that's the classic case where the argument is just so strong for let it go to a jury. Now it may be a jury may have come to that same decision, but at least for the most serious crime of all, to be tried crime of all, to be tried by your peers your peers I think is so important. On the face of it I would not be supportive of that. People should have the opportunity to be heard judge alone if that's their preference. If they feel they want their matter just dealt with by a judge, they should be entitled to do that and there may be a range of good reasons for that. People take their chances in judicial process and judicial process and some people may perceive

may be more lenient but may be more lenient but I wouldn't wouldn't necessarily want to stake my freedom on that. 12 people are far people are far better sitting in judgment on their peers and brings their experiences and their common sense to the matter than one person. The DPP says more people alone trials in the ACT which even he acknowledges even he acknowledges is a worrying trend. We do lose a sense of where the

thinks is a fair thing and thinks is a fair thing and that community involvement, can be very important, even though sometimes it means though sometimes it means that the community come to a the community come to a view that's different from mine, for example. They throw out some of our cases. But that's important. It is important. It is the community's decision. In other States such as NSW, to have a judge alone trial everyone has to agree, the defence and the prosecution. Currently if the defence asks for one, defence asks for one, the prosecution doesn't have a say. I think that's wrong. I'm open to any requests the DPP to any requests the DPP makes of me and I look at those carefully and on their merits. Now it will come as merits. Now it will come as no news really that the big news this week is the cost of housing, especially rental accommodation. An average Canberra rent for a basic

three-bedroom house is three-bedroom house is $350 a week. While unemployment figures are low, and we've never had we're seeing a rise in what's known as the working poor. So for many echb with jobs, the cost of a house is simply cost of a house is simply out of reach. SONG: # Oh,

SONG: # Oh, stormy. # If I don't get # If I don't get some shelter # Yeah, I'm going to... # It is pretty you know, some weeks little bit easier than others but a lot of the time it is

kind of living from one pay to another but you'd love to have a little bit more but it just doesn't happen like that. Young couple and new parents Adam Campbell parents Adam Campbell and Jenny Follett Follett have fought hard to get a roof over their heads provide a home for baby Logan. They're typical of a They're typical of a growing number of Canberra families in a

They are unable to afford They are unable to afford the ACT's expensive ACT's expensive private rental market, now the priciest in the country and earn too much to qualify for housing. Well we were actually sent a let ner the mail saying we'd been knocked back via $13 and we got a few places the place including St the place including St Vinnies to write

to write support waive that $13 so we can go waive that $13 so we can go on the list and on the list the list and on the list you have to wait and they actually knocked us back again. really silly how at that time we were only on one income as well. You've got that big gap in the middle. I can see a lot of people could fall into. What do I do? do I do? What's my options? Does options? Does he and we try to afford housing or do we not take the job and wait on the list and Centrelink and not Centrelink and not pay the bills? You know, it's hard. Fast running out of option, the couple turned to St Vincent de-Pauls for the organisation's houses in Gordon paying reduced rent. I think here in the ACT it's possibly even possibly even worse anyone where else. We're looking where else. We're looking at the moment $345 is a price for a 3-bedroom rental property and that's well beyond the means of many family seeing. You guys are completely ineligible without . Is that right? Yeah, even without Jenny working. Looking at your

budget, what could you afford a week, do you think? I think we were looking at about $200. It's falling a little bit short falling a little bit short and that we need to that we need to save. A new St Vincent de-Paul report into housing stress indicates cup sl not alone. Nationally the welfare agencies shows about half of accessing homeless services are now private renters. now private renters. Growing numbers numbers of families and paying between 30 and 50% of between 30 and 50% of their income on rent leaving you've got a cup thal you've got a cup thal earns more than I believe it's more than I believe it's about $620 a week $620 a week plus I think $70 per child, it means they're eligible for public housing and that's a couple. Now at same time we were talking about an average of $345 a week for a private rental, it's private rental, it's a really huge dis parity there between numbers. And huge demand on Canberra's welfare a consequence. Good morning, St Vincent Leslie speaking. Look, we do not have any not have any accommodation at the moment. Where are the moment. Where are you living at the moment? It's really sad for us because we really sad for us because we do see it day by day, the amount of of families that we see enormous. We've now got a really huge gap between what call the working poor. call the working poor. So these people that people that really want to have a go, they don't want to be on the dole, they want to get out there, they want to there, they want to get full-time work but they don't have the skills have the skills base to get that much higher salary that they need means that housing becomes a huge issue. adults there's just so much stress and also that shame as

stress and also that shame as well. Shannon Pickles rental stress in the ACT is more acute as public eligibility is national weekly earnings where Canberra tops the list. Combined with low-level Combined with low-level land releases public sector jobs here, private rental market is not an option for low-income option for low-income families anymore. We do get people occasionally we've been sleeping in

some families who have been sleeping in a tent, we've been staying in a cold caravan, all especially with winter. All those thing, you know, tent know, tent caravan or car really unsuitable. regular one is overcrowding, because families, you know, they don't want to be put out on the street, they friends who are willing to help them out but friends only have limited assistance. So you might have a couple might have a couple and three kids all sleeping in kids all sleeping in the lounge room of a friend's place and this could go on months. Shannon Pickle public housing public housing eligibility should be determined on and Territory basis and rents snand ardised. Meantime Adam Campbell and Jenny Follett feel hopeful about feel hopeful about their future since being given the opportunity to rent their current home. It's helped a lot and it's just the

and struggle is what's going to happen when we leave here. When we leave here the were using for bills straight on straight on to private rent. A lot of families lot of families do go through these things but you've these things but you've just got to roll with the punches, I suppose.

suppose. One most intriguing war time maritime mysteries is perhaps a step closer to being step closer to being solved. A British naval historian has unearthed information could locate the wreck could locate the wreck of HMAS 'Sydney' which vanished off the West Australian coast the Second World War. Peter Hore delivered his findings in a talk given at the national archives, so popular it was booked out. So here's the booked out. So here's the story you might otherwise missed. HMAS 'Sydney' and missed. HMAS 'Sydney' and its 645 crewmen disappeared in November 1941 after a battle with a German ship HSK morian off the coast of Western Australia. Sydney Australia. Sydney was the pride of the Australian navy and its sudden loss was a massive to national morale. With wreck ever found, conspiracy theorists have always disputed German accounts of German accounts of the battle. There is no new battle. There is no new theory about Sydney. What we've been able to do by looking at their accounts and talking accounts and talking to the eye withins of the battle is to confirm what the Germans us about the battle was We are also able by correlating the different pieces of information,

rather like a jigsaw puzzle, we've been able to draw up the plot of the battle, we're pretty certain what of the battle space was, the two ships were in relation to each other during the action and then we're able to go on from that again looking from that again looking at these pieces of information and the various records here Australia in Archives and in Britain and the new ones we

new ones we found in Germany, we were able to determine where that battle space was off in the Indian Ocean off Western Australia. British naval historian Peter Hore has been examining documents found the ad-Mirality Library the ad-Mirality Library in London and has interviewed German survivors of German survivors of the battle. But its most intriguing But its most intriguing finds are a dictionary and note are a dictionary and note book belonging to the belonging to the commanding officer officer of the officer of the 'Kormoran'. Painstaking work has cryptic accounts of the bat. It took me I suppose, about three weeks, three or four you say it's code? Yes, this is the second page of the note captain had about him captain had about him when he escaped from prison of war camp. If you look first thing you would observe is that he's used an alphabet of 30 for more letter, underlinings, A underlined, B,C and D are four more which he has inserted. So you know straight away that the table, because that's table, because that's how code is worked gin rally speaking you, know the table is

you, know the table is 30 letters wide. Captain Hore has concluded German accounts of the battle were accurate and he's believed he's pinpointed the area of the Indian Ocean where HMAS 'Sydney' perished. It is a huge area to be searched, it's deep water 10,000 feet. It will take it will take expertise. And money. The search will cost several million dollars. The Federal Government may provide some funding and if the site is located, it will be as a war officer but more importantly as an individual, as a person, think it is amazingly important that we should put at rest minds of the people who are the relatives, the descendants of the 645 sailors whose graves are unknown somewhere in the Indian Ocean.

Indian Ocean. And let's hope we can finally solve that mystery. Well he's been around a while and you'll probably recognise him, TJ, Tim James, has been entertaining us for more than a decade. While he may not have sold a million CDs or ever been on MTV, the streets of Canberra have been paved with a kind of gold for this irrepressible performer.

Sometimes it's pure Sometimes it's pure talent, for others just a lucky break. For everyone else that aspires to the top, there are dreams. (Sings) # To play a part in this place # And of course the music to warm your spirits on a cold winter's day outside the winter's day outside the Canberra Centre. For the Canberra Centre. For the past 14 years, Tim James, or TJ as he's known, has been busking his talents and selling his talents and selling his CDs outside outside Canberra's shopping centres. # What you allow me to do # I remember this very vividly, I was four years old and I saw Elvis Presley on the telly, this is in 1977, just before he died, and they were having these specials and I years old and sitting in the bean bag in, you know, a little kid sitting the bean bag in Lyons where used to live with my parent used to live with my parent and just being mesmerised and thinking that's a good job, I want want to do that. And interesting because before that I was obsessed with I was obsessed with lawnmowers. Growing James fell deeper in love with music. He was determined he would be an entertainer. His ser bral palsy would not get in the way. I'm a musician and I do have a disability and I fully embrace that. Nobody likes to be born with any kind of starting behind the eight ball, but in out really well because really, really passionate about raising money and awareness for Seregeti - cerebral palsy organisations and I think as long as to contribute that they can achieve their dreams. dreams. But there was another passion in TJ's life. Someone was taking a keen interest the musician when he appeared at Woden Plaza. I liked his voice and his passion for voice and his passion for the keyboard. keyboard. I actually really admire the fact that sometimes it was really cold then in '97, it was really cold then in '97, '98 a the winter and he was dill there there. It amazing. So in amazing. So in a very real sense busking changed your sense busking changed your life dramatically? Absolutely, absolutely, yes. If you absolutely, yes. If you hadn't gone busking that day or gone busking that day or those weeks, you may not have met your wife. Well, you know, it's - busking has changed my life in various ways. There's been in various ways. There's been a lot of opportunities that have come through that, a lot of people have seen me doing that so - and this is definitely so - and this is definitely the best thing that happened from that. Nou now married and expecting their first child, there are new inspirations for this songwriter who's released his third CD, released his third CD, all originals. The were written more about like his life where I wasn't so now because he's starting to write songs, specially since our wedding five years ago, that are about our that are about our relationship that yeah, it does mean a that yeah, it does mean a lot to me because he's able to me because he's able to express how that does make me - they are tears of joy although at the present being pregnant at 8 months I tend to be a bit more emotional as well. TJ James, music performance James, music performance artist and songwriter will perform an original song and piano composition. SONG: # When you're feeling lonely # Tim jaimings has performed in many and performed in many and varied venues. Here at the Chinese Embassy and next week begins a national tour. The tour kibs off in Melbourne. It's during national cerebral palsy week and I'm going to play at various functions that are happening during national cerebral palsy week cerebral palsy week around the country and it's very exciting. What I'd love to be doing I'm already working is working with cerebral palsy organisations across

organisations across the world and promoting my music, working hand in hand with them promoting my music and raise money and awareness for cerebral palsy organisations across the world because across the world because I believe that I just want to out there and prove to out there and prove to people that anything's

And good luck with the music and of course the baby. That's us almost baby. That's us almost done for another week. We'll be back at the same time next week with the usual mix of local stories. Just time left to take a quantum leap. That's the quantum leap. That's the name of the of the Australian of the Australian Choreographic Centres youth ensemble. It's made up of young dancers from around Canberra. Many of them go on to be professionals. This weekend they're performing the Playhouse. The dance called Unspeakable so I'll shut up and let you enjoy. Closed Captions by CSI

Welcome to Collectors On Tour. Hi, I'm Andy Muirhead, and tonight, we're coming to you from the State Library of Victoria, right here in the heart of Melbourne. It's going to be fantastic. Our Melbourne mission, over the next two weeks, is to seek out the very best collections, and collectors, the city has to offer. Tonight, we go face to face with the men of Mexican wrestling, some telephonic treasures, a real collector's collector, and Niccole and I get up close and personal, with Ned Kelly. Hello, guys, welcome to Melbourne. Hello. Hello. Thank you. And hello, everybody. Hello, Melbourne. All right, if I say to you the word, 'Melbourne', what do you think of first?

The Beatles '64 tour. Oh! State Library of Victoria, of course. Yes. Oh, great antique shops. And of course, it's all about the collectors,