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(generated from captions) season are already disrupting

BP's oil spill cleanup

operation in the gulf of

Mexico. Let's go back to the

Opposition's $1.5 billion spending promise on mental

health. It's been labelled not

credible but buy the Federal

Health Minister, the Coalition

has seized on a recent group of

criticism of the Government's

commitment to mental health

announcing a raft of new measures including 800 new

beds. Nicola Roxon says the

policies are undercosted and unreliable. Peter Dutton is the Coalition's health spokesman

and joins us now from Brisbane.

Mr Dutton, firstly, very clever politics, this new policy that

you announced. Really hitting

the Government in a weak spot:

Well t was a pretty

compelling reason to act and

that is that there has been a

massive under-investment in

mental health over the last 2.5

years, Beverly. When you listen

to all of the experts, when you

see the impact that mental

health has, not just in the

community but on a micro level,

at a family level, then it

really is a compelling reason

to exact that's why we direct

actioned what we were going to

do in this regard because

without that direct action

we'll end up with more

bureaucrats and another huge

mess in our health? system

which is what Nicola Roxon's proposing at the moment. The

critics have been going for a

lot longer than two and a half years. There was no commitment

from Tony Abbott when he was in

Government in the Howard era.

Why sud suddenly this commitment to mental health?

That is a spin line from Labor.

This investment yesterday of 1.5 billion was the

second-biggest ever investment

in mental health in our

country's history. The record

is held by Tony Abbott when he

was Health Minister in 2006

into the when we invested 1.9 billion

way and direction on melt but had this Government lost their in his letter he said not only council, the advisory council, chair of the mental health voice on mental health, the ago as the Prime Minister's in disgust a couple of weeks John Mendoza when he resigned into the mental health sector.

year and that is a great start up to about 250,000 people a people and we think we can help intervention for those young gets better, more targeted increased workload but it also public hospitals cope with that departments and helps our pressure on emergency departments then it relieves presentations to emergency advantage is if we're reducing health right." The other you should do is get mental you should do is "This is the number one thing Bennett's review where it said, of recommendations in Christine working and there were a couple listened to what they said was over the last 2.5 years. We response by this Government hands up in dismay at the experts who have thrown their Mendosa and the other 60 voices of Pat McGory and John because we listened to the reason it was compelling is somebody might suffer. The would any other condition illness exactly the same as we to make sure we treat mental credit for the investment made they were trying to claim

if we're elected, that's what

we will do. You do have to start demonstrating where the

money is going to come from. It

is lot of money to potentially

take out of the system. We've

detail led of that yesterday

and there's been no credible

attack on those figures because

weave with been through this

back to front. I've been

working on this policy working on this policy for 12

months and I was conscious

because it is a big spend -

$1.5 billion is a lot of money

but what we've done is taken it

out of Labor's waste and new bureaucracies they're proposing

for the health system. My

biggest concern for the country

is Labor's health policy is the

next insulation debacle or new school halls rip-off school halls rip-off program.

When you distill what's on

offer by Ms Gillard and Ms

Roxon, this is not going to fix

our health system t could make

it worse. We've taken money

away from bureaucrats, we've

put it into beds- You've also

taken it away from things - it

will be coming out of services

as well, the GP hotline, those

sorts of things have been not

bureaucracy, they have been helping people. helping people. No, the

hotline as it's proposed, as

one example, replicates

services which are around the

country otherwise. It is not a

priority above the issue of

mental health. We will have a

further things to be saying

about the ways in which we'll

support our GPs. We have a very

proud record on health. We

increased investment massively,

about 16% in real terms, when about 16% in real terms, when

we were in Government and it is

a significant investment that

needs to be made in mental

health and will make similar

investments in other areas of

health but this is a priority.

If we don't get the building

blocks right then we can't hope

to help those young people that

will otherwise live with a

lifetime of mental illness and it deserves more respect than

what Nicola Roxon and Ms what Nicola Roxon and Ms

Gilchrist are giving - Ms

Gillard are giving at the

moment. To a different topic

and the form Prime Minister

John Howard is very

disappointed that he has been rejected for the top job in

crick isn't I thought this was

an appalling outcome and the I

didn't know the International

Cricket Council should hang

itsing head in same. It really

is the case that John Howard is the case that John Howard

was well qualified, he was

supported. It is a normal

practice that the nominee from Australia and New Zealand would

be accepted. It is completely

unacceptable that because John

Howard had strong views against

Robert Mugabe, the dictator,

that he should be locked out of

this job and I think if the

international cricket community

wants to restore its integrity

then they need to reconsider

this decision because this is

now, I think, a significant now, I think, a significant

diplomatic and international

issue that needs to be

addressed and if the

organisation wants to go

forward with any credibility

then they should reconsider

their position. Thanks so much

for your time this morning,

Peter Dutton, the health spokesman, the Opposition

health spokesman talking to us

there from Brisbane. Thank

you. Heading overseas and China's powerful manufacturers

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depreciation of the yuan which

will make Chinese products much

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manufacturing it would mean a

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materials including those

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China Stephen McDonnell

reports. From the bowels of the

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assembly line in aings a. Since

1985, it's grown and grown,

along with demand for China's

exports. But the world economy

has now changed. 9,000 workers

are employed in this huge

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