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for three Sydney brothers. New rape convictions Ashes campaign set to begin. And the long and winding Good evening. Felicity Davey with ABC News. last night The two children released Detention Centre after spending months at Villawood to their Sydney school today. were welcomed back and Janie Hwang say Family and supporters of Ian

have taken them from the school Immigration officials should never to put them in detention. But the department says the children with their mother. it was only trying to reunite For 12-year-old Ian Hwang, it was a hero's return by the Immigration Department to the school he was removed from four months ago. that ever again, yeah. I never want to go to a place like he's lived most of his life here. Originally from South Korea, was born in Australia. His 6-year-old sister last night, After their release from Villawood to catch up with schoolmates. they couldn't wait and seeing or visit my friends. Getting out they'd rather forget. Villawood was an experience It was pretty bad, yeah. I had to face some bad things, tried to commit suicide. like, you know, where someone Yeah, a lot of things like that. Back in March, arrived unannounced Immigration officials and had them removed from class at Sydney airport after their mother was stopped on a visa violation. The Minister says to Villawood the children were taken to reunite them with their mother. were taken to the facility The children at the request of the mother technically detained. but not themselves Though her Department says they were unlawful non-citizens it believed within hours of being deported. and they came The family still wants to know have stayed with close relatives. why the children couldn't in the sea, They're worrying about whales they're human beings, y'know? but how much more... removal hasn't been forgotten And the abrupt manner of their by the school community. the parents were upset, The teaching staff were upset, the children were upset. that a mistake could have been made Absolutely disgraceful being dragged out of school, with two small children

for kids. which is a place of safety Today it was a case of and into a media scrum. out of detention The family lawyer believes when reviewing their files the Department uncovered a mistake which led to the change of heart. The children have bridging visas. to home-based detention. Their mother has been released but very happy now. Yes, very excited, my kids, seeking compensation. The family hasn't ruled out Craig McMurtrie, ABC News. on landing in Britain overnight John Howard's first priority Australians injured was a hospital visit to the in the London bombings. But there was an awkward moment the Prime Minister when one of the victims quizzed and the war in Iraq. over any links between the bombings Jim Middleton reports. From London, political correspondent John Howard's first day in Britain. A night at the ballet concluded Washington had been hospital visits His first priority on arrival from of the London bombings. to the Australian victims Thanks for coming and visiting. Oh, that's all right. to do. First thing we wanted Louise Barry was pinned blown up in Tavistock Square, under the wreckage of the bus suffering spine damage and burns. Well on the way to recovery, the PM's bedside manner, she also tested

the London blasts and Iraq. suggesting a link between ..because of the Iraq war. Everyone says that it's all about... Do you reckon? No, I don't. views. But different people have different I don't. they had a go at us I mean, before Iraq started. and they had a go at other people the consultation. But Ms Barry wanted to extend in Australia, she wanted to know. Could a similar attack happen in Australia. I think it's less likely You reckon? A bit less likely, yes.

Why? the concentration of groups I don't think there's in Australia that might produce it, that's why, but I think it's still possible. Public opinion in Britain on Louise Barry's side. is certainly fully two-thirds of voters believe The latest polls show that bombings and the Iraq invasion. there was a link between the London Fewer than 30% do not. the PM denied any connection. Repeatedly, it is event-specific. I don't believe a perverted ideology. I think it based upon What attitude specifically? immoral depiction of extreme Islam, The perverted, twisted and totally I think that is their motivation. Tony Blair, Tomorrow Mr Howard meets who is equally adamant with the presence of British troops the bombings had nothing to do Jim Middleton, ABC News, London. in Iraq.

responded to the London bombings The British Governmment has

to crack down on terrorists. with tough new laws establish a database of extremists The proposed new laws would

deport people who promote terrorism. and would allow the Government to from London. The ABC's Kirsten Aiken reports a Jordanian-born Muslim cleric This is Abu Qatada, by a British judge who has been described heavily involved with al-Qaeda. as a "truly dangerous individual"

in a flat in Germany His video-taped sermons were found hijackers. used by three of the September 11 prevented from deporting Until now, Britain has been the so-called "hate preacher" because of the risk he might be executed in his home country. since 7th July, Mr Speaker, in the days and weeks about extremists many have raised concerns and foment terrorism who seek to come to this country or provoke others to commit terrorist acts.

I've reviewed the government's powers to exclude such people. Britain has reached an agreement with Jordan that guarantees deportees will not be mistreated or executed and is hoping to reach similar memorandums of understanding with some North African countries. But the crackdown concerns lawyers specialising in terrorism and immigration. They don't actually give any guarantee that the person's human rights will also be safeguarded once they get there or they will not be tortured or killed. The problem is even if it is between heads of state,

the Head of State cannot guarantee safety in that country. The British Government also plans to set up a global database of individuals whose presence in the UK is not in the public interest as well as legislate against

preparing, inciting or glorifying terrorism. Although Britain's main political parties have declared their support for the anti-terror measures, the legislation won't be rushed into parliament. MPs will debate the detail of the proposed laws in October after returning from the long summer recess. Kirsten Aitken, ABC News, London. Meanwhile, the NSW Government has begun a new campaign

to encourage commuters to report suspicious items on public transport. $200,000 will be spent on an advertising campaign with the slogan - "If you see something, say something". Buses and train stations will be the focus of the advertisements.

Since the London Bombings - there've been 32 unattended items reported at train stations. Just last Thursday there was a shoebox left at Blacktown Station and about the same time an unattended backpack on Circular Quay. None of the items proved dangerous, but the Government says

if there's any doubt commuters should call OOO. Doctors hold serious concerns

for the recovery of two of the Australian cyclists still in hospital in Germany.

As family members arrived to give comfort to the women, their doctors released a detailed report on the extent of their injuries.

Europe correspondent Jane Hutcheon reports from Zeulenroda in eastern Germany. Jena's University Hospital, where five young Australians receive state-of-the-art German treatment. Doctors gave their most detailed report since Monday's tragic accident. All of the bikes were broken heavily, not only just deformed, they were broken in several parts. The force of the crash scattered the cyclists over a considerable distance, killing Amy Gillett instantly. Five cyclists remain in hospital.

Louise Yaxley has a serious head injury and a stab wound,

among many other complications. Alexis Rhodes has chest, back and lung damage. But their conditions have stabilised. They are both critically ill, needing intensive-care treatment. Three of the injured cyclists could be discharged within the next fortnight, but for critically injured Louise Yaxley and Alexis Rhodes, it could take up to a month before doctors know what the future holds. For some of the parents who've travelled from Australia, concern tinged with relief. As soon as the other girls are feeling better, they'll all be in the one area, and that'll be good -

they'll have comradeship they'll all be together. Australian cyclists, now riding for European teams, also visited their injured compatriots.

Their moving tribute to Amy Gillett won high praise. I never saw this feeling and this community. Three or four years I do this job, but these Australian girls, they are really fantastic. The event that the team had been training for for when tragedy struck finally went ahead, without the Australian squad, and, as a tribute to Amy Gillett, the first leg was a ride without a winner. Jane Hutcheon, ABC News, Zeulenroda, Germany. Celebrity businessman Steve Vizard had his day in the Federal Court. Vizard cited "human frailty" as the reason he'd misused confidential information gleaned from his time on the Telstra board. Australia's corporate watchdog wants to see him fined nearly $400,000. And banned from company directorships for five years. Steve Vizard, accompanied by his brother, left the sanctuary of his Toorak mansion this morning to run the gauntlet of a media frenzy. Vizard did not give evidence today, but in a statement read by his barrister he said: The lawyer and former TV personality has admitted misusing information sent while a director of Telstra, trading shares in Sausage Softwear, Computershare and Keycorp after receiving confidential information. The Australian Securities and Investment Commission described the breaches as grave and serious. Neil Young QC said Vizard could only have been motivated by financial greed and should consider himself lucky he wasn't facing criminal charges. He called for a five-year ban on Vizard sitting on company boards and nearly $400,000 in fines. But the court heard ASIC didn't seek the maximum penalties because of Vizard's comprehensive admissions and significant public disgrace. Vizard's brother was among witnesses who described him as a man of high character. It seems to me, in these very difficult and unhappy circumstances, that very positive story about Steve Vizard's community contribution that deserves to be told. I thought it was a fair hearing and I really just want to thank all the people who gave me support, all the people who appeared in court today and all the people who tendered letters of support. Vizard's lawyer said his client's actions could only be described as a serious personal failing. The judgement is expected next week. Josie Taylor, ABC News, Melbourne. Three Sydney brothers, already serving lengthy jail sentences for gang rape, may face more prison time after being convicted of the rapes of two other teenage girls. The girls were lured separately to the brothers' house, where they were repeatedly raped and threatened. This young woman is now studying for her higher school certificate and is trying to put a horrifying ordeal behind her. In June of 2002, when she was 14, she was violently gang raped by two brothers at their family home in Ashfield, in Sydney's inner west. One month later, the brothers attacked again, this time inviting a 13-year-old girl to their home.

While she was being held down and raped, one of the brothers told her that he had murdered his previous girlfriend in Iraq, saying: The brothers are already serving lengthy jail sentences for the gang rapes of two other young women. In those attacks, this 17-year-old was separated from her friend and held at knife point while she was raped by two of the brothers. Her friend was told she'd be killed if she told anyone about the attacks. The women were dumped from a car in a nearby suburb, calling '000' from a mobile phone. The eldest of the brothers, is now 26, raped all four women and was described by police as the ringleader of the gang-rape spree. During his trial, he yelled insults at the jury and threw fruit at them from the dock. He and his brothers will be sentenced on the latest convictions in October. Rachel Mealey, ABC News, Sydney. A Sydney man has appeared in Penrith Court charged with the shooting murder of his elderly father. Police allege the son and grandson of 74-year-old Ernest Clark conspired to kill him, motivated by the money left to them in his will. Ernest Clark was found lying in the yard of his Bexley home in April.

He'd been shot in the head and died later in hospital. In documents tendered to the court, police allege he'd sold his fridge repair business and had made out a will leaving half of his savings of $660,000 to his son and the other half to his partner Jessica Chung. Today police arrested Mr Clark's his 42-year-old son, Michael, at his Falconbridge home and charged him with murder. Ernest Clark's 21-year-old grandson, Ben, was also charged with murder last week. The victim's Clark's daughter-in-law has been charged Police say they taped telephone conversations between the three accused in which they discuss aspects of the offence,

including the proceeds of the victim's will.

Michael Clark was refused bail. Shortly after Ernest Clark's death, his son made an emotional plea to the public to help find his father's killer. He's got great grandchildren and he was special to each of them. And they have no more Christmasses with him, no more birthdays,

because someone has stolen that right off them and taken my father from me. The two men will reappear in court next month. Jayne Margetts, ABC News, Penrith.

The Victorian police officer fighting a sex conviction in Sierra Leone has suffered another setback. Peter O'Halloran was expecting to hear the result of his appeal last week, but it didn't happen

and a special sitting was called to finalise the case. However, it too was delayed because one of the three judges has gone away on holidays until September.

The inordinate delays that have been encountered throughout this case have been horrendous and, again, it's a legal system that we really can't appreciate because of the system we enjoy here in Australia. A former head of the Victorian homicide squad, Mr O'Halloran was convicted in February this year of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl. Angry over the Government's industrial relations advertising campaign,

the Federal Opposition is pushing for stricter rules on taxpayer-funded advertising. Labor says the Government's spent almost $1 billion on ads since it took office, many of which were party political. The Opposition will introduce a private member's bill designed to limit government advertising to information campaigns on legislation passed by parliament. This is a shameful story and it has got to stop. The Government has got to re-prioritise and spend this money on genuine community needs. The ads would also have to be cleared by an independent umpire. In Central Australia over 1,200 people have paid tribute to one of the country's most respected Aboriginal leaders. Mr W Rubuntja died earlier this month in Alice Springs and is the first Aboriginal person in the Northern Territory to receive a state funeral. The ABC has special permission to show Mr Rubuntja's image, however this might upset some indigenous viewers. Dignitaries, relatives and people from across Australia came together at a makeshift church in the Alice Springs Convention Centre. They were there to farewell Mr W. Rubuntja, one of the nation's most influential Aboriginal leaders. It sad day, but also chance to celebrate and thank old man for what he did for our country.

Mr Rubuntja was an artist, activist and ambassador, fighting for the rights of Aboriginal people since the 1970s. During his 82 years, Mr Rubuntja met four prime ministers, the Queen and the Pope, and he left with them a message of reconciliation. This old man was our champion, our leader and our boss. Mr Rubuntja was chairman of the Central Land Council and helped protect many sacred sites around Alice Springs. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1995. He's the first Aboriginal person to be given a state funeral

in the NT. This is the first time that someone of that kind of significance has died a state funeral and we were proud to hold contribution of Mr Rubuntja. and recognise the enormous his wife, three children, Mr Rubuntja is survived by and 10 great-grandchildren. 15 grandchildren Though he's now been laid to rest Cemetery, at the Alice Springs Garden his family say respected and honoured. he'll always be remembered, ABC News, Alice Springs. Jayne Stinson, To finance now - a new record high today, and the local sharemarket powered to for resource stocks. led by a surge in demand Here's Alan Kohler. A huge day on the sharemarket - both the All Ordinaries Index, the ASX 200 rose about 1% and the other main benchmark, to new record highs. put on the biggest rise - up 2.4%, The Information Technology Index was focused on the mining stocks, but most attention which went up nearly 2% on average. They were led by BHP Billiton up nearly 2%, while AMP, Coles Myer and Computershare were among the other big gains.

the ballistics company, Metal Storm The biggest rise by a long way was was signed with Boeing. - shares up 52% after a contract of today's optimism The immediate cause seemed to be last night's testimony

chairman Alan Greenspan from US Federal Reserve Board for the American economy who said the outlook and low inflation, is for sustained growth than expected GDP in China. adding to yesterday's better were issued at the same time Now the Fed's actual forecasts and next year predicting growth this year slightly lower than last year, that interest rates but this is not bad considering are being increased sharply. was new car sales for June - Today's economic news in Australia because of higher petrol prices. down for a second month running But not all car sales are down - of big cars - no surprise there - here's petrol prices versus sales proportion they've slumped in inverse to cost of filling them up, and sales of small cars are increasing at about the same rate as the petrol price. I suppose we'll really know we're in trouble when small car sales fall as well. fell again though - Well today the oil price actually down nearly 3% in Singapore has soared and the Australian dollar almost one US cent to more than 76. And that's finance. In news just to hand - the first man to be tried of the Australian Embassy over the bombing last September in a Jakarta court. has been found guilty preacher named Irun The radical 33-year-old Islamic years for recruiting accomplices, was handed a sentence of just 3.5 in the attack one of whom was the suicide bomber which killed 12 people. proving successful A gel developed in Australia is been impossible to heal. in treating leg ulcers that have made from glucose, healed ulcers Results of a study show the gel, of patients.. in more than 60 per cent This was June McNamara last year for wound ulcers mid-way through her treatment and this is her today. Completely cured. It's all healed and now I can live again. I can get about not having to worry about will I take a painkiller before I get out of bed. of a trial of a new Australian gel. Mrs McNamara was part the real thing, Half the patients were given the others a placebo. with little success. She had tried other treatments Now she is pain free. Not at all. No painkillers for the ulcer. I don't even think about it. found in sugar. The gel is made from a compound to start the healing process. It works by stimulating the skin had venous ulcers. Patients in this study with veins in the lower leg. Wounds caused by problems ulcers in more than 60% of patients. Researchers found the gel healed towards a marked improvement There shows a trend have the active ingredient. in the people that actually Doctors say once ulcers have gone, such as vein replacements more definitive treatment the ulcers don't return. can be performed to ensure for later this year. Larger trials of the gel are planned The gel should be on the market within two years. Sophie Scott, ABC News. Melbourne Storm is losing one of its stars. Matt Orford is going to the Manly Sea Eagles in a four-year deal

nearly $2 million. reportedly worth announced his decision this morning. The 27-year-old half-back to his family Orford says he wants to be closer his decision. and says the Storm understands my back on anyone. You know, I haven't turned and those guys and the coach I think it's just an opportunity chances don't come along every day and Melbourne understand that these and to set my life up after football you know, they understand. and to be close to my family again, at the end of the season. Orford will leave the Storm in London It's fine with a little high cloud

at Lords. for the opening ashes cricket Test and will bat. Australia has won the toss Here's Peter Wilkins. has ended his 18-month exile Australian paceman Brett Lee confirmation in the starting 11 from Test cricket after his

for Australia. Missing out is Michael Kasparovicz. Both sides are minutes away from what's expected to be a series of fabulous falls and crucial wickets. Jim Maxwell reports. The shock of early losses to Bangladesh and England performances has been overcome by dominant in the last two one-dayers. his confident assessment Ricky Ponting has nothing to hide in of Australia's chances.

and played some great cricket, Managed to get things back on track a lot of confidence from that. so we took England's approach is more cautious with some great expectations. and Michael Vaughan has to cope there and enjoy our cricket It's just important that we get out years. that's what we've done for two there, playing the big games, We've really enjoyed playing out playing at Lords. different This will be no come to an agreement Significantly both captains have contentious catches, with the match referee on of a third umpire. taking the decision out of the hands they've caught it on the field, They are going to ask the fielder if

if the fieldsman says yes

will make the decision. the umpire on the field 71 years at Lord's Australia have gazumped England for in a losing side. where Ponting has never played Australians who'd concede With Test tickets as scarce as the Ashes, that England have chance of winning and getting past a gateman here Lord's has been sold out for months

over experience. that hope can somehow triumph England's belief will be more challenging than

fullback Mat Rogers to a knee injury The Wallabies have lost in-form South Africa in Johannesburg. for this weekend's Test against

will be at full strength Rogers aside, the Wallabies the Mandela trophy in an attempt to win has named an experimental team while South African coach Jake White as it prepares for the upcoming Tri-Nations tournament.

I know that we think the trophy's very important and we think it's worth putting your best foot forward for it and certainly you know, if Jake's got a different opinion he's entitled to it. Two-time Jeffreys Bay champion Jake Patterson Australian diver, Loudy Tourky has gone one place better than the Athens Olympics with a silver medal on the 10-metre platform at the World Championships in Montreal.

Tourky finished second behind American Laura Ann Wilkinson. It's her second silver of the meet after winning a medal in the synchronised 10-metre event with Chantelle Newbery. Two-time Jeffreys Bay champion Jake Patterson was one of several Australians to survive the 3rd round of the latest tour event and set up a meeting with 6-time world champion Kelly Slater. Current points leader Slater and reigning 3-times champion Andy Irons were the only surfers from the world's top seven

to negotiate a glorious day at J Bay. Known for wearing his heart on his sleeve, today Lleyton Hewitt and the love of his life barely gave a glimpse of their wedding day attire. Hewitt and actor Bec Cartwright managed to keep the media largely at bay, tying the knot in Sydney in front of friends and family. To the weather - and Mike Bailey, more good news on the dam levels? Despite the lack of recent rain, Felicity. Good evening. And Sydney's dam levels hit what catchment people call the magic million today - 1 million megalitres in storage. The overall level's up by 0.1% this week to 41.9% - an 11-week run of record lows exactly where it was when we began in early April. Run-off from previous rainfall has also lifted Warragamba for the fourth successive week - up 0.2 at 37.3% of capacity. Today was dry, despite some threatening cloud about the coast with temperatures from 8 to 18 degrees, 1 above average. Thanks, Mike. And that's ABC News this Thursday night. I'm Felicity Davey. Join me for a news update in an hour and 'Lateline' tonight is at 10:25pm. Enjoy your evening. Captions by Captioning and Subtitling International.