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(generated from captions) States head to the tomorrow in . Labor's long on power in South Australia and with the Greens predicted to hold the balance hold the balance of power. And Barack Obama has postponed trip to Australia to focus on Barack Obama has postponed his

his battle to overhaul America's health system. The Prime Minister says he spoke to told the White House wants some - a more relaxed visit in Kevin Rudd is hopeful the then and bring his family. And President will come for longer

that's ABC News. Stay with us now for 'Stateline' with Catherine Catherine Garrett. Have weekend, goodnight. Catherine Garrett. Have a great

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Hello and welcome Stateline. I'm Catherine Garrett. Coming up - of William Farrer opens for first time in a decade. The of William Farrer opens for the

suburb of Downer turns 'You Am I's Tim Rogers has a suburb of Downer turns 50. And starry gallery. First, though, you are starry night at the

remember this time last year brought you the heated debate about expansion at the private empire that is Canberra Airport. The airport copping it from all Airport. The airport was

the influence it seemed to copping it from all sides about

wield in planning Well, much has changed wield in planning decisions.

then as anyone who has been Well, much has changed since

the airport then as anyone who has been to

The Federal Government finally approved the airport's 24-hour freight hub and massive plan, allowing a controversial

new building work - one of the 24-hour freight hub and massive

biggest ttion scact has buildings the ACT has ever seen. Craig Allen They say big rewards come with big risk. And in Canberra Airport's case, a big mess. Passengerses have had to navigate a constantly maze of roadworks just to find the airport. They're driving into a middle of a massive construction site but the airport owners have big This is how the airport owners have big dreams.

see the new Canberra This is how the architects

It's a 350 million dollar investment, entirely on the back of business, with government funding, make it one of the largest private Canberra's ever seen. manager Stephen Byron Canberra's ever seen. Airport years spruiking his new development, not to mention fending off attacks from developers. But from high above concerned residents and rival

his construction site, he can almost almost see the finish. And the stair will go in there next almost see the finish. And then

to the escalator. It's all going well. Stephen Byron took Stateline on an exclusive of the new terminal, which Stateline on an exclusive tour

growing by the straight into this first growing by the day. We walk

of the terminal check-in desk s will here. Once check-in desk s will be all

here, they will security and through to the

departure gates. So this will be people's first view of new terminal? That's be people's first view of your

all the check-in desks will be there, nice high ceilings, lots of natural light with glass. The reality is this of natural light with all the

project nearly crisis put happen. The global financial group's dream under a very black terminal on hold in early black cloud. We put the

October October 2008. We saw banks falling all around the world and our banks were didn't know if they could be and our banks were saying they

with us through the whole project. But April last year we got up the courage and were of the first got up the courage and were one

the country to get going again. We've had great support from it. We're within reach of that our bankers and now you can see

fin - success of the Canberra Airport redevelopment hinges on optimistic 4% growth in air redevelopment hinges on an

travel, including the of international markets. So the new terminal will have facilities, something hindering Customs and quarantine

overseas flights in the past. We want that in place for Qantas and Virgin to fly to New Zealand, Qantas and Virgin to fly across Auckland and Wellington. And we want it for one of to link us to Singapore. We really want that link to as a really want that link to Asia

and beyond. And not just passengers flights but the freight flights that attract sod much controversy when airport's master plan sod much controversy when the

released last year. The Federal Government has approved Canberra becoming a 24-hour freight hub. Residents have already lost that battle. But one thing the Commonwealth won't abide is becoming Sydney's won't abide is Canberra airport. We've never becoming Sydney's second want to be Sydney's second airport. I don't think ever name it Sydney's second airport. I don't think they'll

fallen over - Badgerys Creek, airport. Every solution has

going to have a Sydney's second Richmond, Goulburn. They're not

such as ourselves, airport but a range of airnlts

and to a degree Brisbane such as ourselves, Newcastle

Melbourne will need to start overflowing demand shoulder some of the come through overflowing demand that will

Sydney's capacity re restraints. The development looks restraints. The scale of the

but, - remember, this is development looks impressive

than half of what will fntdly be build #6789 This first of the terminal will be build #6789 This first half

readingly September and we now of the terminal will be

have the planning approval from we're dliethsd abthat and the banking finance is in place. So we will go straight ahead. we will go straight ahead. That involves demolishing the terminal and building image of this the other terminal and building a mirror

image of this the other side of it. The entire existing terminal will go. It's not - it's hard ly heritage lised. It's served its purpose. It's well past its use-by date. This will be a facility will last for 20 to 30 years. It's for 20 to 30 years. It's a high quality and and it befits our and it befits our national capital. Stage 1 will be finished means another six months of traffic chaos, congestion and downright downright confusion. The internal road system has had to change significantly. caused a lot of inconvenience and we're grateful for people's patience. But all of the road workers, all of the car parks, all of the inground services from the from the water, the sewerage and the gas are and the gas are not sexy but they're being done properly they're being done properly for the next 30 years arntiond that is why we've had the level of disruption. I think people disruption. I think people can see there's something tangible and real coming. It is not too far away and it is going to be really first-class. People now with us as they can see the dream unfold. suburb of Downer is about to turn 50. Original lir, it was the home of the community centre and the former shops were all part of that organisation. Where there are now houses there used to be agricultural research facility, which amongst other crops grew opium poppies for medical research. Downer residents research. Downer residents are addicted to their cot lots of - for

reasons. When we first came here, it was a bare, bare street. Few houses, some of them not occupied. Not a lot of people. But when the people did start to come we were so pleased because we had three children at the time, children at the time, three young children. And of course there are lots of there are lots of other people in the street that had children as well. As

there, we knew we liked there, we knew we liked the place because we had a home. You obviously love suburb and this house because you're still you're still here. Yes, exactly right. It's bedroom, very bedroom, very small be bedroom. We had three children, was a bit combination area. But then combination area. But then as children do they grow children do they grow up, they move on and we're left with two people with a house where used to have five. And quite happy to stay where we were. Well before Downer was gazetted on April 7, 1960, it was a site ear marked for use by the by the then Council for Scientific and Industrial Research., later the Research., later the CSIRO. Today's Swindon Street, scape from the 1940s when the roads served as the entrance to the facility. Surrounding the facility. Surrounding field s grew crops to test s grew crops to test for soil fertility and right through to analysis of drug plant, include ing opium pop yi. We had a pop yi. We had a magnificent field of field of opium poppy, at Downer.

Downer. We had viefrts Downer. We had viefrts opium poppy from all over the world. Hundreds of varieties. And the interesting thing was more colourful the poppy was the more morphine was present. So I joined the CSIRO in

And it was very interesting. But I learnt very early that funds for CSIRO were in supply, as the secretary - he had - he was in charge of stationery and stuff. And stationery and stuff. And we had to had to supply the stub of an old pencil before we applied to the senior members, but it certainly did to the younger ones! We're here at the Downer Oval now. Tell us what this land scape would have looked like when CSIRO was in the in the '40s. It would have looked quite looked quite different from the way it way it is now. It was set up for experimental work, so of areas would have been ploughed up and sewn. So we see now these beautiful trees and grass as an Oval but then it would Oval but then it would have been very, very different. Trees were planted here in 1943 by the chief of division of plant industry at that time, plant industry at that time, Dr Dictionson. wanted to have trees around this

this area and these are were planted as wind breaks for the CSIRO. It's fair to say that CSIRO fundamental ly CSIRO fundamental ly chaiped the future layout of Downer, isn't it? That's correct. This area already had the central core of buildings core of buildings that belonged to CSIRO. And the trees and this central area. So retained. That really directed the shape of the suburb full of stories and lives, spanning the like the sort of ruralary a here when the trees here when the trees grow up and that sort of thing. And it being so quite. It is true thorough fare and that was

one of the things that we liked. Even when the new people came in came in we made friends pretty quickly because we had set street. And if you have story in or about your get in touch. We'd love to hear from you. When you think of this region's historical site, one is often overlooked. It's property called Lambrigg. It's the place where Australia's $7 billion billion wheat industry germinated. William Farrer conducted his experiments at Lambrigg in the late 1800s. Today, there are still echoes of Farrer's efforts and a spectacular garden. And for first time in more decade it's about to decade it's about to be opened to the public. I think it's a very special place. And it has been a magic place for our four children to grow up.

goes with that. Perched above the Murrumbidgee, a few kilometres from Tharwa, Lambrigg boasts combination of horticultural and historical interest. These rambling gardens were established in the established in the late 1940s but Gullet's parents: By Peter Gullet's Gullet's parents. Pete's parents were very parents were very good, very keen garden ers, almost seven-day a week gardeners they grew lots of

garden for us and I think even right back to Farrer's time was really a place to escape a little from the harsh heat of the bush the bush and the outside areas and come in and find shade and shelter and something a bit cool and green. 50 cool and green. 50 year s before arrived, this idyllic environment provided setting for one of the most significant developments in & Australian scientific history. I find it very difficult to think of a person who has contributed as much growth and development growth and development of Australia. More Australia. More than a since his work at William Farrer remains an inspiration inspiration for wheat scientists scientists like Dr Richard Richards. William Farrer was the basis of a $7 industry and started is just the most person in a person in a sense that he pioneered so many things which industry now. This is the cottage where he set and it was really his laboratory. He did his sort of book keeping and used it as storage area. And the ex-personalities he did ex-personalities he did on these paddocks these paddocks here? That's right. He did all his work Murrumbidgee, which is just

three or 400m from us here. And he was just growing very small areas of wheat, than cricket pitch would be quite a big single planting. But he had lots of them. He realised realised that if you could actually start to actually start to cross-breed wheats, then you could wheats, then you could start to generate important that you could select that you could select for, to adapt wheat to Australia. adapt wheat to Australia. This was an amazing achievement. Is this scientific sacred is. It's quite an emotional experience, really. It's experience, really. It's just knowing what happened here. And know ing that someone like William Farrer worked here. what he established and just knowing that he is buried here, his

extraordinary house, the beautiful cottage which was his laboratory, the fieldss that flow down to the We're going along an old track that used to be in Farrer's time an old Farrer's time an old bullock track. And quite material that material that he needed material that he needed to build the house and the cottage - a lot of it would - a lot of it would have come down this little rough here. Here we are. This is here. Here we are. This is the highest point of the in is where Farrer wanted to be buried. Later on, his wife Nina was buried here. Some time after

after that, this stone wall and these plantings these plantings were put here to commemorate his efforts. evolved since the days of Farrer, as has its environment. A property that proudly in ice now looks over a As a small child, Canberra was really quite a long way away, there was a lot of dirt road between here and Canberra and, you know, if you were going in there there needed to made life easy! But we still made life easy! But we still have this But we still have this beautiful environment. An environment the Gullet family will share later this month as part of the open garden scheme. We are very happy to do it and enjoy doing it It's a joy for us to have people come here and enjoy it with us. It's here and we have to look look after it anyway and it's lovely when people when people come. The gardens, Farrer's fields, and the resting place of the Australian agriculture. Australian agriculture. When ever I give my little talks to school children that visit here, that is the most fascinating part of the information. He died there on those front steps. No ghosts of William Farrer living around the

the place? No hostile the place? No hostile ones! I don't think. So If there is, it's a very friendly one. And the garden next weekend. We next weekend. We know what a success the masterpieces National Gallery. Also National Gallery. Also sold out was the companion was the companion events called 'Starry Nights'. Ticket got a more tour of the artwork with champagne and then an outdoor included the Tim Rogers band. Tim Rogers was front man of 'You Am I'. In the '90 s 'You Am I'. In the '90 s three his of albums debutsed at number number one. The starry night were not cheap but because Tim is a mine, I managed to mine, I managed to get us all in for free. You're back in Canberra and you've been here before, before, many years ago. You were a resident here at ANU. Both of us doing very well at our law degree! I at our law degree! I am trying to think how we've used them. I think I use it to shock people,

I shock my own is nine now and she was asking me about university. I went to about 17 different universities and I universities and I got a significant way through a law degree. And she was just agog. Agog! And asked me what it was like so I think that's greatest benefit. Leave at 18 and studied something well capacity and it should have been very exciting but just very anxious the whole time. That played I became very ill anxiety and the like. And anxiety and the like. And took a long while to get over. So now coming back at age 40 and I love coming to love coming to Canberra. I adore it because I can come back to it as a fully back to it as a fully formed person. As opposed to just someone who really didn't have a clue. Isn't that the ageing process, that you that? Yeah. So do you you're hard on you're hard on yourself? It's not hard about it. I just - not hard about it. I just - I find it's just interesting to look back and look back and more to be thankful for where I am thankful for where I am now. That's why I do a lot of for charities for lack of a better term for mental health in kids because it is part of the ageing process othat you're able to comprehend were happening to you were happening to you at that time. It's a turbulent time testosterone running wild and am sure that exacerbates any

you are exhausting through bad lifzing there there, it's - living into there, youth is there, youth is not waesds on the young, it's foisted the young, it's foisted ob the young. I don't - on the young. I don't desire to be any younger. I am having a lot better time now at 40 than I was at 18 or 19.

So when you work So when you work with young people with mental health issues, what are you trying to impart to them? What are you ji and - journey ji and - journey and experience? The only reason I brought it up in the brought it up in the past couple of years was couple of years was that - There's the possibility and the very strong probability very strong probability if you're a teenager, you're a teenager, young person and really having problems with anxiety, depression, there are things you can do to not xationer beat that - exacerbate that situation and there's the probability that there's the probability that it will pass. That will pass. That time of will pass. That time of youth is so turbulent and is so turbulent and you are really getting knocked around, unless you're lucky. (Sings) # Never see the (Sings) # Never see the girl fall apart as the band fall apart as the band strikes up Amazing Grace again.' A t At the time I thought it t At the time I thought it was the worst thing happening to the worst thing happening to me and it was a death sentence but it just needed time to sort itself out. That's the mysteries of the human mind and the body and I was kind irresponsible with things that I did to myself been recently as well. When you I did to myself then and have

feel that coming back, it just a little bit of self-management and you need somebody to really open up to and Faulk about what's happening because - talk about what's happening because odds are you are not the only person feeling it. And to be experience ing, you know, off the edge of the world and losing control is scary enough but to feel you're completely alone and no-one understands what you're talking about is flipping terrifying. And difficult to open up flipping terrifying. And it's

about but it's a difficult to open up and talk

often amazed with how about but it's a start. And

relief even opening up about it often amazed with how much of a

can be. What do you think about the venue here? Settings like, this I know like, this I know when the band turns up turns up and we're so used to playing in toilets. You turn and it's outdoors and people are polite and you're not - the chances of being hit by bottle are less! It's just - you really feel When you're playing in an you really feel like playing.

unorthodox location, to play rhythm rhythm and blues music or music you feel like a total outsider. And to be a musician and feel like an out outside they're's when you're and feel like an out jied -

little bit on at your best because it's a

you think of the little bit on edge. What did

exhibition? It's amazing being in the presence of particularly art. from another time. You can't help but look and try look at nit help but look and try to not

look at nit a larger form butgate get close and feeling that you are experiencing something that was created 240 years before you father's hand. And that's quite overwhelming. I know I overwhelming. I know I walk differently when I walk differently when I walk out of a gallery full of unless I've hated the exhibition. And exhibition. And walking exhibition. And walking out after the call from the ABC and going to the Sidney feel - not privileged, that's going to the Sidney Nolan, I

the wrong words. Enlightened. So do you feel looking back? The longevity of So do you feel lucky

your career? Yeah. I think away from any great great secret, kids, is to stay

We've seen what success can do. It can trap you and you have big successful song or a successful album and they want to hear that every bloody night. If you're just success and keep on the cusp there, you're free whatever there, you're free to do want. If we weren't flying whatever you bloody well

on our plane tonight, we on our plane tonight, we would be here to be here to help you in the trenches. Tim Rogers, thank very much for speaking with Stateline. Thank Catherine. Now don't laugh. I won't laugh! That is the program for another week. To finish, a little more of finish, a little more of our starry night out with Tim Rogers . We will same time next week. Until

then, goodbye.

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