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(generated from captions) This program is not subtitled This program is captioned live. at Hobart's Risdon jail. Prisoner revolt - another siege and speed is blamed. Holiday carnage - three killed writers' conspiracy theories. Church leaders fed up with finaly cracks it in the US. And Australia's Aaron Baddeley Good evening. Juanita Phillips with ABC News. prison has ended. The siege at Tasmania's Risdon the jail remains in lock down. But tonight, used an unidentified chemical The State's Tactical Response Group under control. to bring rioting inmates at Risdon Prison. It was the second siege in 12 months This time, the stand-off lasted 20 hours

dnd during that time prisoners threw Molotov cocktails food and exercise conditions. to express their anger over prison of a riot involving 26 inmates This exercise yard was the scene and exercise rights. angry about food a guard yesterday morning, Officers say prisoners overpowered stole her keys who threw Molotov cocktails. and released fellow inmates mattresses shredded, broken glass, A fire burning, and thrown all over the division. office furniture damaged was seriously injured. Guards retreated and no-one just before dawn The 20-hour stand-off ended used an unspecified chemical when tactical response officers to subdue the prisoners. use of force was deployed, Around about 5:30 this morning, including chemical agent. what's Mr Partridge got to hide? Well, I think it's appalling and improvement in the jail's culture Critics argue there's been no during a longer siege last May since a guard was taken hostage

should resign. and the prison directors ought to be doing What the Attorney-General is asking for their resignations into the Tasmanian prison system and getting a new broom because this cannot continue. A new jail is being built, that won't fix the crisis. but prison activists say older operating jails. Risdon Prison is one of Australia's it also has an outdated culture, Critics say rather than rehabilitation. focusing on punishment they shouldn't be exposed to sieges. Prison guards say regardless to go to work on an Easter Sunday, It is not fair for anyone return home to their family or not. not sure whether they're going to industrial action, The union has already flagged understaffing for the incident. blaming safety procedures and to the worst prison in Australia I think it would be very close on its record. staff and prisoners Police are questioning

locked in their cells. and tonight the inmates remain Annie Guest, ABC News, Hobart. growing, With Australia's prison population one solution to keep numbers down. a new study has come up with Researchers found prisoners with methadone that treating heroin-addicted is not only cheap, after they've been released. it also stops them re-offending Research Centre says The National Drug and Alcohol should be put on the program. it's evidence that more prisoners

have suspected for a while, It's something drug researchers but now they've got the evidence - are cost effective that methadone programs in prisons and keep prisoners healthy. inexpensive prison methadone is. The main finding was how and the savings are manyfold. It's about $3,000 a person per year Research Centre compared results The National Drug and Alcohol of methadone programs. for prisoners both in and out given the heroin-replacement drug There were no deaths for those

to contract hepatitis C. and prisoners were less likely The study also found not on the treatment, of those inmates within a year of being released, 97% were back in jail for those given the drug. compared to 23% with methadone treatment What happens out of the illicit drug scene, is that people are taken

they're not scoring heroin so they are not committing crime, and leading a drug-user lifestyle. on heroin Around one in four prisoners to join a methadone program. are given the chance that boosted to one in three. Researchers want to see isn't the only option, Methadone treatment

the more effective treatment options but it's demonstrated to be one of and it's important that we have available the best range of treatments but also in the prison system. not only in the community, is to keep users on methadone Researchers say the goal once they're released from prison off the drug. and gradually wean them Sophie Scott, ABC News. A horror day on NSW roads a new plea to drivers to slow down. has caused police to issue since last night - Five people have died holiday road toll to seven that takes the State's to 18. and the national toll a triple fatality in Sydney's west. The worst accident was of carnage Police were confronted by a scene on Bringelly Road, near Liverpool, when they arrived at the crash site just after 10:00am. of the vehicles are deceased, As a result, we have both drivers

in the rear of the WRX Impreza. as well as a passenger In dry and clear conditions, driven by a man in his 20s - this sports car - of the road. ended up on the wrong side was treated in Liverpool Hospital A third man from his car for serious injuries. with a Holden Kingswood The car collided head-on driven by a 75-year-old woman. She died at the scene. remains in a critical condition. An elderly man with her we are conducting our inquiries. At this stage, I have no doubt. Speed will be a factor, overnight Two other single fatalities lifted the State holiday road toll to seven - up two on last year.

at Coolangatta on the South Coast A 39-year-old man died just before 1:00am. when his car hit a tree Another man died last night near Parkes. when his 4-wheel drive overturned People are impatient - during this lovely weather, a lot more travel to get them to slow down. and, again, we're just trying in one area - Police say they have made progress drink driving. Almost 500 motorists were booked this Easter for being over the limit in NSW - down 300 on last year. The one black spot to remain is speeding. Speeding offences are up nearly 10%. At this stage also more than 8,400 motorists have been booked for speeding since Thursday. One P-plater was clocked at 150km/h on the Anzac Bridge. David Spicer, ABC News, Sydney. A man's been found shot dead at his home in Sydney's west. Relatives found the 47-year-old's body in the backyard of his house in Oliphant Street at Mt Pritchard around 7 o'clock this morning. Police still aren't sure exactly when or where he was murdered. They want to hear from anyone who noticed anything suspicious at the house last night or this morning. 24 members of the Defence Force have been asked to show why they shouldn't be sacked after testing positive to drugs. From 1,000 random tests, 15 sailors, 7 soldiers and 2 members of the Air Force were found to have taken illegal drugs. There is a zero tolerance approach to drugs in our military. A world-class efficient and effective defence force is incompatible with drug use.

At the same time,

the Government is considering relaxing its policy which bans new recruits if they've taken drugs before joining the military. To many people he was the face of the US-led invasion of Iraq, explaining and defending the military action sometimes daily. But times have changed for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Once the man of the moment, he's now fighting a different war - one for his political survival. While back in Iraq, the continuing violence has killed around another 30 people. The deadly violence in Iraq is showing no signs of easing. These are the victims of a car bombing south of Baghdad. The blast killed 10 people and injured more than 25. In the US, the combat is being conducted in television studios as defenders and critics of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld do battle.

One of the things about Secretary Rumsfeld and working for him is you have tremendous access and you can present your arguments. America's former top military officer believes it's wrong in a time of war that six retired generals are calling for Mr Rumsfeld to go. It's inappropriate because it's not the military that judges our civilian bosses. That would be - we'd be in a horrible state in this country, in my opinion, if the military was left to judge the civilian bosses. But support for Donald Rumsfeld from within political ranks is noticeably lukewarm. Those generals, retired generals, are people of credibility. However, what matters is what the Commander-in-Chief thinks, and that's President Bush. There's no such indifference from Democrat senators, who are sensing blood. I think Mr Rumsfeld, Secretary Rumsfeld, with all due respect, is a past-tense man. And the President would be very wise, in my view, asking him to step aside. We need a new direction in Iraq. As the resignation calls mount the Pentagon is moving to shore up Donald Rumsfeld's position

by circulating an email detailing his frequent contact with military leaders. It's further evidence the Bush Administration is digging in for what could be a protracted and potentially bloody political battle. Michael Rowland, ABC News, Washington. A former United Nations official has revealed the Australian Wheat Board was paying eight times the true cost of trucking fees to Iraq. Charles Duelfer was a senior member of the UN weapons inspection team before the war. Afterwards, he headed the Iraq survey group. He's told tonight's 'Four Corners' program that any contract with Iraq that included kickbacks would have been easy to detect. It was really systemised, I think, in 2000 and I don't think it was, you know, it wasn't a big secret. In 1999, AWB started paying Jordanian company Alia $12 a tonne

to truck wheat across Iraq. Mr Duelfer estimates the real cost would be closer to $6. Eventually that fee rose to almost $45. It's now emerged that Alia was a front company for the regime of Saddam Hussein. An American think tank claims to have uncovered new evidence that Iran's nuclear facilities are being expanded and reinforced. The Institute for Science and International Security analysed commercially available satellite photos. It says Iran has built a new tunnel entrance at Isfahan where uranium is processed for enrichment. And photos of the Natanz underground enrichment plant show it has been reinforced with layers of earth and concrete. The UN Security Council has urged Tehran to halt enrichment - a process Iran says it needs for nuclear power. Messages of peace in troubled times have marked Easter services around the world. In Rome, the Pope offered prayers for Iraq, and for Africa. While the head of the Anglican Church used his Easter sermon to denounce conspiracy theories about the life of Jesus and his disciples. In Rome, the pontiff celebrated his 79th birthday with his first Easter Sunday mass. Christus resurrexit! Cristo e'risorto! To thousands of pilgrims in St Peter's Square, Pope Benedict voiced his concerns about the nuclear tensions with Iran. The head of the Catholic Church also said prayers for peace in Darfur, the Palestinian Territories and Iraq. In the UK, the Archbishop of Canterbury used his Easter sermon to dismiss controversial theories about Christ having children

and Judas helping Jesus. Examples found in the recently publicised so-called gospels of Judas and the hugely successful novel 'The Da Vinci Code', We are instantly fascinated by the suggestion of conspiracies and cover-ups. This has become so much the stuff of our imagination these days, that it's only natural, it seems, to expect it when we turn to ancient texts, especially biblical texts. Elsewhere in the UK, other church leaders performed one of Christianity's defining rites. And of the Holy Spirit.

The accompanying message was about life-long commitment. People now think vicariously they can tick a box and someone else will do the Christian living for them. The Queen also went to church, St George's Chapel close to Windsor Castle. Her prayers were for British soldiers serving in war zones far from their homes. Michael Vincent, ABC News. The Russian military has turned to God

in a bid to stop violent bullying. A recent case of abuse within the ranks has led to calls for military chaplains - the first since the time of the tsars. Every year, hundreds of thousands of young Russian men are drafted to protect the motherland. But all too often the conscripts are barely able to protect themselves. This is the sort of training dished out in the Russian Army - systematic bullying and torture. 19-year-old Andrei Sychev barely survived his beating. The conscript was injured so badly doctors had to amputate both legs and his genitals. The case has caused a national outcry. The military has turned to the Orthodox Church for help. CHORAL MUSIC PLAYS Father Savva Molchanov is a part-time military chaplain. He tends to the souls of a conscript unit in central Moscow. (Speaks Russian) TRANSLATION: A priest reveals higher spiritual and moral values. A person starts to change himself and so his behaviour among others changes. But the situation in the barracks at night is changing. The defence force hopes to enlist military chaplains to raise morale and improve standards. These conscripts have faith that religion in the ranks will work. TRANSLATION: Every one of us will start thinking, "Is it worthwhile harming another human being?" Because we are all brothers, we are all believers. The recruitment of military chaplains is another sign of the church's growing influence in Russian society. But critics say they won't be able to save conscripts from bullying

and could instead create more conflict between soldiers of different faiths. Opponents believe the only cure is a complete overhaul of the Russian military. Every day, every minute, every second, this system generates violence in various forms. And every year more conscripts fall victim. Emma Griffiths, ABC News, Moscow. Repeating our top story -

police have ended a 20-hour siege at Hobart's Risdon Prison. And still to come - a thriller as the Bulldogs clash with the Rabbitohs. Train users in Sydney's eastern and southern suburbs should soon have better service. thanks to a major line upgrade. A $77 million turnback at Bondi Junction is due to start operating in a couple of weeks. The track crossing will let trains drop off and pick up passengers on both platforms, speeding up the turnaround.

It increases the efficiency and the capacity of Bondi Junction, and as the critical end point on the Illawarra/South Coast line, it means you can put more services on the entire line. CityRail will now be able to increase the number of trains on the line from 14 to 20 per hour as demand grows. The Australian cyclists injured in last year's German road accident have revealed they still have not received a clear apology from the woman who hit them. Louise Yaxley has told the ABC's 'Enough Rope' program that she's struggling to forgive the 18-year-old driver, Stephanie Magner. I remember reading a letter in broken English. It sort of attempted to apologise but it went around apologising. It never actually said, "I'm sorry for what happened." Amy Gillett was killed in the accident. Her close friend, Alexis Rhodes, suffered extensive injuries, but is now back racing. I'm back doing what I love. And I guess I want to keep doing it and hopefully next year I'll do a full season on the road in Europe. Louise Yaxley still has difficulty even opening doors, but says her dream is to eventually get back on the bike. After more than three years on the tour, Australia's Aaron Baddeley has claimed his first US professional golf victory, in the Heritage Classic. Baddeley finished at 15-under par, one ahead of American Jim Furyk to become the fourth Australian to win the Heritage Classic.

Here's Peter Wilkins. If the Aaron Baddeley team was looking for some divine intervention for his first tour win, it arrived at the final hole with this must-make putt. COMMENTATOR: Yes! His prayers answered. As a devout Christian, Baddeley had spoken at a pre-last-round Easter service on the 18th green before a captive audience. And I promise that he will never, ever let you down. Three bogeys in the space of five holes midway through his round might have tested his faith, but Baddeley regained his composure with birdies at the 14th and 15th. Jim Furyk had a last-ditch opportunity to tie before Baddeley sank a tricky putt to win by a shot. Peter Lonard won it last year, so it's great to keep it in Australia. It was a triple celebration for Baddeley - Easter, the win and his first wedding anniversary with Richelle. After their heroics in much of the first Test against Australia, it's been tough going for the Bangladeshis in the second. Stuart MacGill and Shane Warne joined Jason Gillespie with three wickets each as the home side plummeted to 197 all out. Matthew Hayden and Phil Jaques produced an opening stand of 67 before a rush of blood had the Queenslander back in the pavilion for 29. In the night-watchman role early on Day 2, Jason Gillespie had plenty of moments looking like a genuine number three. Jaques cut and square drove with three figures on his mind, but Mohammed Rafique continues to be the man most likely. On 66, a mistiming Jaques gave the spinner both openers. As Brett Lee picked Wasim Akram's mind, Ricky Ponting picked off the runs before the rain interrupted with Australia trailing by 46. The celebrations began many metres from the finish as the favourite, Melbourne's Adrian Mott, dominated the 125th running of the Stawell Gift. Coached by 1991 gift winner Steve Brimacombe, the 20-year-old won by more than a metre. COMMENTATOR: And Mott wins arrogantly at the end. Patrick Johnson was amongst those run out in the semifinals. He's struck again. Glenn Boss Group 1 specialist jockey Doncaster Handicap has won his third

on the favourite, Racing to Win, with a patient ride for trainer John O'Shea. is in front. RACE CALLER: Racing to Win Racing to win takes it out! John had so much faith in him. to try to get off him, At one point I actually went and John said, "Stick solid." about this horse's preparation. There seemed to be a sense of timing hard-luck story in second place Johan's Toy had another and Bentley Biscuit ran third. to defeat South Sydney The Bulldogs have come from behind to end round 6 of the NRL. at half-time, The Rabbitohs led by 10 points

after the break losing 26-18. but were held scoreless The traditional Easter Monday clash Sonny Bill Williams. marked the return of Bulldogs star the Rabbitohs opened the scoring. While he waited on the sidelines, shortly after The Bulldogs took the lead through a try to Corey Hughes, but any momentum they'd gained

disappeared with the sin-binning of full-back Luke Patten.

Luke - 10 minutes of that. Souths made the most of the advantage -

Patten spent off the field. in the 10 minutes crossing for two tries

Sutton is over. Quick hands to John Sutton. After a 10-month injury lay-off,

to lift the Bulldogs His presence seemed just before half-time. Williams finally made his return

after the break. as they closed the gap Willie Tonga scores. Gets the ball on Souths tried to extend the lead, a 100m sprint to the lines. but a misguided kick gave Patten have been superb. Defensively the Bulldogs Now it's a race. Can Patten hold on? Yes he can. The Bulldogs surged to the lead to captain Andrew Ryan. through a try When another long Bulldogs break of the day, ended in the second sin-binning beyond doubt, Hazam El Masri put the result on the ladder moving the Bulldogs into third after six rounds. and leaving Souths winless Mark Douglass, ABC News. their status The NSW Waratahs have confirmed Super 14 team as Australia's premier over the Brumbies. with a convincing win the Waratahs to a 37-14 win Three second half tries helped

in the competition's top two. which consolidates their position showpiece was a disappointment. Last season's Australian Super 14 the contest lived up to its billing Last night, intense one-on-one match-ups with bruising defence, and aggressive running rugby. a fair bit Last year we got criticised a bit of a dour affair. for, ah, we'd chance our arm a little bit. But, ah, this year we thought their arch rivals with early tries, The Brumbies got the jump on before two moments turned the game. play-maker Stephen Larkham The Brumbies lost with a hamstring injury. a desperate dive for a try And Sam Norton-Knight made right on half-time. COMMENTATOR: Oh, this is brilliant! and scored the next three tries. New South Wales took control Waratahs are in!

The Brumbies' composure crumbled handed the Waratahs points. and basic errors Oh, mate, they just choked us. COMMENTATOR: Is that the ball game? I think it's just panic - not going well for us I think when the game's we just tend to compound a little - just a little bit of panic there. Another Brumbies' turnover grab the Waratahs' bonus point try helped Rocky Elsom over the Brumbies. to seal their third consecutive win by an Australian province We haven't been beaten for the last couple of years, an Australian province so every time we play in the last two years, we come up with a win that we're being consistent. so that suggests next week The Waratahs have the bye without Larkham while the Brumbies are likely to be for at least a fortnight. He'll undergo scans tomorrow.

Chris Kimball, ABC News. of round three of the AFL Collingwood has won the final game this afternoon in Melbourne thumping the Kangaroos by 77 points.

straight Chris Tarrant kicked six goals to move to fourth on the ladder. as the Magpies booted 23 in all The catamaran 'Sling Shot' Three Peaks Race has won Tasmania's challenging for the second year in a row. a golden moment for crew members. Reaching the River Derwent was and icy winds They were battered by high seas Beauty Point in the State's north for much of the voyage from and the east coast. via Flinders Island Chalk and cheese, you know, not getting saturated, it was pleasant last night not getting belted around.

335 nautical miles of sailing The team completed the over three days and three hours, and 130km of running in just well outside the race record. It's just a hard race, endurance challenge - you know, the ultimate that says everything really. reach Hobart until tomorrow morning. The other boats are not expected to He may not be a household name but among classical musicians, as one of the best in the world. American Terry Riley is regarded with revolutionising modern music The Californian is credited

knowledge with Australian audiences. and he's about to share his

looks like a guru, Terry Riley not only in the classical music world he's treated like one four decades ago he helped transform 'In C'. with his minimalist composition A lot of classical musicians in this kind of form hadn't considered working and improvisations, which allows a lot of choices to become, you know, a classic. so it had the possibility

influence on Australian musicians The composer's been a major and on his first visit here through many of his works. is guiding the group Synergy one piece he composed for violins This was the first time he'd heard performed on percussion keyboards. it was kind of a revelation. When I got to actually hear it, you think of contemporary music His name is just there when is just wonderful. and to have him finally in person he's composing royalty. In my world you just sort of knew as a phantom, It's like meeting a hero that the name on the score as a person, in person is quite amazing. and to suddenly to see him With one foot in the classics and the other in jazz, he emerged from the counterculture of 1960s San Francisco. His influence changed the course of modern music and has been likened to a spiritual experience. Music is a very uplifting thing. It's like music replaces for a lot of people the need they have for religion. It gives them a place to experience a spiritual world. Terry Riley will be performing at festivals in NSW and at concerts in Melbourne and Brisbane. Anne Maria Nicholson, ABC News. Time to join Mike Bailey at the Royal Easter Show now. And a change on the way, Mike, for both the weather and the Show itself. The show is about to undergo a change. The opening day will be the 1st term break. Right now 21 - average. Around the State - warm.

Top temperature - Tibuburra. Top rainfall at Byron Bay. Little rain in far SW corner of NSW. Sastelitte loop - patchy rain will bring a little rain. But mostly warm in most areas. Falls only light in the far south. Warm and fine in NE corner. Winds NE to NW. Tomorrow: Temps up to 29 degrees in Sydney. Fine and sunny on Thurs Cooler on the weekend.

Mostly fine for the rest of the Show. And before we go a recap of tonight's top stories - a siege at Tasmania's Risdon Prison is over but the jail remains in lock down tonight. Tactical Response officers used an unidentified chemical to end the stand-off. Five people have died on NSW roads in the past 24 hours,

taking the State's Easter road toll to seven. And US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is under mounting pressure to resign over his handling of the war in Iraq. And that's ABC News for this Easter Monday. I'm Juanita Phillips. I'll be back with updates during the evening and 'Lateline' is along at 10:30. We'll leave you tonight With the colour of Canberra's annual hot air balloon fiesta. Have a good evening. Closed Captions produced by Captioning and Subtitling International Pty Ltd

This program is captioned live. Welcome to the program. Maxine McKew with you for the next fortnight while Kerry O'Brien takes a break. First tonight, to a story that sounds like it might have sprung from a Monty Python skit - but with the future of a $200 million development at stake, it's no laughing matter. Federal Environment Minister Ian Campbell's decision to veto a major wind farm project already approved by the Victorian Government, has sent feathers flying. Senator Campbell says the move will help protect the endangered orange-bellied parrot. But critics have branded the decision as ludicrous.