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watching ABC News. I'm Michael

Rowland. Thousands of

protesters have moved back into

Cairo's Tahrir Square after Cairo's Tahrir Square

another violent attempt to

evict them. Police in riot gear

beating protesters with batons again stormed the square

beating protesters with batons

and firing tear gas. At least

five people have died and up to

900 have been injured in a

weekend of violence. The BBC's Jon Leyne reports. They're

already calling it the second revolution. These Egyptians have lost patience with the

military rulers who took military rulers who took over from Hosni Mubarak. So, it's back to a battle for the


For a day and a half, the police have been firing volley

after volley of tear gas, sending the protesters

scurrying for cover. But time

and again the demonstrators regain their ground. This regain their ground. This is

the frontline, the police over

there protecting the interior

ministry and the protesters

battling it out. The air is

thick with tear gas. We thought

we had seen the end of this

with the end of Mubarak's rule

have seen them in Egypt. From but this crowd is as angry as I but this crowd is as angry as

the frontline, motorbikes

rushed the injured to the

hospital. Amidst the chaos, they are treating suffocation

from tear gas and gunshot

wounds. The same doctors in the

same space they used back when they were fighting Hosni Mubarak's forces. We were so

proud of our revolution, proud of our revolution, we

didn't expect that we would

return to the same place we return to the same place

used to work in January against

a former regime, fighting the same regime. Nothing

changed. All the time, the crowds were flooding back into

Tahrir Square. They are

re-establishing the old regime

and we don't want our old regime. We don't want the

generals of Mubarak. We did a revolution and we are

continuing it. Late in the day,

the army came in to reinforce

into Tahrir Square, the police. They moved back the police. They moved

into Tahrir Square, taking

control sometimes brutally. In control sometimes brutally.

one corner, protesters knelt to

pray. A gesture of defiance the

soldiers respected. But by

night fall, the Square was

dangerous moment for the army, almost empty. This is a

in direct conflict with the

revolution they vowed to

protect. Many Egyptians do protect. Many Egyptians

still support them, but

certainly not the thousands still fighting tonight for

control of the centre control of the centre of

Cairo. BBC's Jon Leyne with

that report. Let's take you another crowd scene but more that report. Let's take you to

peaceful. That is in Madrid,

Spain, where people are

celebrating the victory of celebrating the victory of the Conservative popular Party in

the country's elections. The

Party has won 43% of the vote

land slide based on predictions and is deemed to be winning a

there. The leader of the

popular party has been

addressing crowds but he does addressing crowds but he

face an uphill battle once face an uphill battle once he takes the reins of government

after beating the Socialist after beating the

Party which has been in power Party which has been in

since 2004. The Spanish

budgetary situation is dire. In fact, many commentators see fact, many commentators

Spain as the next country on

the Bloc after Greece and Italy

so bad is its economic outlook.

In fact, borrowing rates in

Spain have reached that 7%

level which are deemed to be that perilous tipping point

where countries like Greece,

Italy and before them Portugal

and Ireland have been in previous months and years. But, previous months and years. But,

for the time being, supporters

of the popular Party, exuberant

at the success of their leaders

in those elections. More from

our Europe correspondent Rachel Brown. Critics say he is

boring, but voters braved the

rain to hand the leader a

victory. If the poll is correct, the 56-year-old Conservative has seized the

majority. He cast his vote in

Madrid where the unemployment

rate is driving the mood. TRANSLATION: businesses have closed mood. TRANSLATION: Many

and also a lot of foreigners businesses have closed down,

because they couldn't find returning to their countries

work. TRANSLATION: These years

have been tough for Spain. Now

I want to this to take place in

a country as great as ours, that people vote as they see fit and take this forward. He

has a mammoth job ahead, to

reassure the markets. Voters

have punished the governing

Socialist Party for failing to prevent the country's debt

30 years of democracy that crisis. We have learnt during

voting is the best way to

phrase face our country's

problems and to think we can overcome them. Today, more than ever, the future is in the hands of the people. The ousting

ousting of leader, follows

Greece and Italy. In other those of the PMs in Portugal,

news, senior Libyan officials

say the former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi has

been captured alive in southern

brother-in-law of the former Libya. He was the

leader Colonel Gaddafi and is

believeed to have played a key

role in attempting to crush that earlier uprising. It

follows yesterday's arrest of

Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam. He

was captured in the town of

Zintan where he was trying to

flee to Niger. Back home, and

Sydney detectives hope to get

access to the badly-burnt parts of the Quakers Hill Nursing Home for the first time later

this morning. Six people have

now died as a result of

Friday's fire. Roger Dean, a

nurse who worked at home, has

been charged with murder. More

than 20 elderly people remain

in hospital. Time is running

out for Qantas and the unions

to reach a deal to end their long-running dispute. A Fair

Work Australia deadline for

negotiations expires at midnight tonight. Qantas is

meeting all through unions

again today and says it again today and says it still

hopes a deal can be struck. But the Transport Workers' the Transport Workers' Union says that's not likely. Look,

what's quite clear and that is

that the company has not

operated in good faith. We don't

don't see that there is a

capacity to reach agreement

today because of the company's

lack of job security offers

about appropriate arrangements for work that's being

outsourced. They said they want

to go out to the market and the

lowest rate will be paid to

workers that are working for

labour hire companies and

outsource business. That means

Australian jobs in a very profitable company will profitable company will be outsourced at hundreds outsourced at hundreds of

dollars a week less. They are

doing it now and want to do it

forever in a day in the future.

A 21-day extension is needed

for us to try to get the company to operate and

negotiating in good faith. We

will exhaust the conciliation process. We are saying process. We are saying to

Qantas "Come to the table,

negotiate in good faith and

start treating the Australian

work force with respect and dig

ny dignity". We will have

ongoing coverage of the final

negotiations over the course of

the day ahead of the deadline

which is less than 15 hours away. Let's go to the ongoing

dispute between Victorian

government and the nurses. The nurses union says it will be

for the members to decide what

to do next. The State Health

Minister Day Davis joins

me. Good morning. The me. Good morning. The nurses

are meeting today and there is every indication they will

decide to take unprotected action. They have been twice

ordered to go back to work from Fair Work

Fair Work Australia. If that happens, what is the government's response? We

would hope nurses look to

comply with the rules that have

been put out. Fair Work

Australia met twice in the last

week and given orders to cease

the bed closure s that the bed closure s that were

putting patients at risk. I know across the State many nurses have taken the step of

opening the beds and that is the overwhelming sweep of

what's happening across the

State. We welcome that. State. We welcome that. We understand the ANF union over

the weekend got into heated debate with the Fair Work Ombudsman as he sought to Ombudsman as he sought to

ensure they were actually

complying with the orders of

Fair Work Australia. It is

concerning, I think, when a

major organisation is not

prepared to play by the rules

and to live by the law when a tribunal orders an outcome. At

the same time, the Fair Work Ombudsman

Ombudsman is not too concerned

because the Ombudsman has

refused to intervene in this

dispute. That's not true. He

has intervened. He has made it

very clear to the ANF union that

that they need to comply with the

the orders. Late last night the

ANF union agreed to comply with

the orders. So based on the orders. So based on that,

if those orders are to be

followed, you would expect the nurses to end their industrial campaign. We will see what transpires. I can't predict

what will happen at a large

meeting of that nature but what

I do know is the ANF leadership

has not been behaving in a way

that fits with the rules and in

a way that reflects the orders of the Fair Work Australia. The

nurses want an 18% pay rise

over three years, the Government is offering 2%. What

negotiating has been done negotiating has been done to bring the figures together? We have a policy that says 2.5% is

a base and any public sector

group is available to get that.

At the same time greater rises are available where there can be more productive be more productive outcomes. Some groups like the police got

a higher rise and they were

able to negotiate some offsets

and that's obviously available

to nurses, to other groups, and

we are prepared to negotiate in

very good faith to get an outcome that suits. If the

unprotected industrial action continues, the ultimate

sanction is for jail time or

fines to be applied. Is that

something the government would

seriously consider pursuing? The Victorian Government has

no ability to ... Would you recommend Fair Work does that?

We would like to see a We would like to see a genuine negotiation occur where an

outcome is found where nurses

get higher salaries but there

are off sets that mean the

State Government can afford those. That's obviously the

position. 86 hospitals across

the State, negotiating with the

ANF at Fair Work Australia, but it isn't helped where the ANF

union leadership is prepared to

go out and defy, to thumb its

nose at orders. Nurses in most of the country are generally

pretty popular people. Do you worry the Government worry the Government if this

dispute turns protracted, you

may lose something of the

public relations battle? The

government seen to be taken on

with a group of people that

have had exposure at some time

in their lives? We are in their lives? We are not

taking it on, we are engaged in

an EBA negotiation. an EBA negotiation. Our applications to Fair Work Australia last week were

designed to protect patients. It was clear that closing one-third of beds across the Victorian public hospital

system would put patients at

risk. That was the basis of our application - to protect

patients and guarantee patient

safety. Fair Work Australia

twice agreed with the hospitals' application and, in

doing so, made a set of orders.

The negotiations can continue

and we would want them to

continue in good faith and get a outcome. David Davis, Victoria's Health Minister, thank you for your

time. Pleasure. Let's move on

to Federal Parliament. It is

facing its last sitting week

for the year with Julia

Gillard's government determined

to pass the mining tax to pass the mining tax bill through the Lower House.

Melissa Clarke joins us from Canberra . Good morning. Canberra . Good morning. What prospects does the Government

have of getting the bill

through? The through? The Government seems quietly confident it quietly confident it will. It is negotiating with the cross

benchers trying to get them to

sign on the dotted line by the

end of the week because they

don't want to have to extend

Parliament sitting beyond the

end of next week when

Parliament is due to rise for

the year. They are trying to

talk to Twin Tony Windsor,

they will continue to do that

today. He wants some changes so

some of the revenue from the

Mineral Resources Rent Tax go towards environmental studies

when it comes to the impact of

mining on water and mining on water and ground water. On the one hand, they

are dealing with that. On the

other hand, some of other cross

benchers have raised concern on

the impact of small miners and

are asking for a rethink on are asking for a rethink on the

threshold the tax kicks in.

They are thinking higher than

$50 million as the profit

amount. If the Government makes

changes there, they risk

upsetting the Greens who upsetting the Greens who have

said they will withdraw their

support, or certainly re-think their support, if any changes

are made that mean less lef new

is correct - revenue is

collected. Plenty of negotiations, but the

Government is hopeful they will

have a vote possibly as early as Wednesday. For Julia Gillard

there are political imperatives to get the legislation through

this week. This is meant to this week. This is meant to be the year of decision and delivery. That's what Julia Gillard herself labelled 2011.

We know the three big issues

upon which Julia Gillard gained

the liep and ousted Kevin Rudd

- leadership and ousted Kevin

Rudd. One of those, when it

comes to carbon pricing, has been executed this year, that is through the is through the Parliament. It

is something of a tick. This is

one of the other outstanding

issues along with slourk

asylum seekers. That policy is

still in a mess. But what we

have here is the prospect of

the government ending the year

saying it has managed to wrap

up neatly two of the up neatly two of the three critical issues and move on to

a new agenda. The a new agenda. The government

wants to put this issue behind

them. Before we go, the budget

forecast is due out this week.

I was speculating with Virginia

that 5 o'clock on Friday

afternoon may be a good time to release that. Would I be on release that. Would I be on the

money? It could well be. We

may need another royal visit or

something else to distract us.

It might be later than usual, this

this is the mid-year budget

update, we often get it around

the end of November but we know

there are big changes being made because of changing global

circumstances on the economy.

Lots of cuts are being made Lots of cuts are being made so it might take longer than usual

for the Government to get it together. The Opposition is

frustrated. They say want frustrated. They say want the figures out before Parliament

is finished so they can

scrutinise it and ask questions

in Parliament. They are saying

if the figures aren't out by

the end of the week, they will

try to get Parliament recalled later on in December so when the figures are out they have

the opportunity. We are not

quite sure when the figures

will come but we can be sure the Opposition will be doing everything everything they can to make

sure it doesn't escape anyone's attention. Thank you.

Staying with the mining tax,

our reporter Tony Nicholl s

went out on to the streets of

Melbourne to find out what Melbourne to find out what you

had to say. A good idea in

theory but will it work? The

extra revenue should go back

into things like road tolls or

fixing black spots on highways. The mining industry

puts an enormous amount of good

into Australia and the economy and obviously employment.

Weighing them up, yes, I think

there should be something, at

least a modest impost on the

massive profits being generated. After all, what they

are doing is mining a very

precious resource. I do agree

that we are in a pretty

privileged state here in

Australia and we have a large

resource industry, but resource industry, but then

again, they are providing jobs,

they are providing taxes, so I

wouldn't cut it too much. Have a look at what happened in

Canada. Voters on the streets

of Melbourne this morning. If the Federal Government succeeds

in passing mining rourss tax

this week, Australia won't be

alone. China has begun taxing

oil and gas companies for the

destruction they caused. The

Chinese government says the

money raised will go to set up sustainable industries in more remote regions. Stephen McDonnell reports. Remote parts

of western China are a rich

source of raw materials, but

those who live and work there

remain quite poor. These areas

are also heavily polluted now

and the Chinese Government says big companies must pay for

their damage. China their damage. China has

introduced a national introduced a national resource

tax which hits the oil and gas industries the

hardest. TRANSLATION: The

impact on companies is huge.

The tax is mandatory and they

will have to pay it even though they are

they are not happy. The tax for

oil and gas companies is

initially set at between 5% initially set at between 5% and

10% of bulk sales. It is said funds

funds will go to the local governments where the governments where the resources

are extracted to be used for

environmental repair and to

establish sustainable

industries. It will cost the

companies billions of dollars,

but even more in the

future. TRANSLATION: We are

considering raising the

resource tax level. First we

establish the mechanism, establish the mechanism, keep

the level low to minimise its initial impact, then increase

it step by step. Yet China

won't hit its big oil companies

too hard as they are too hard as they are hugely

profitable and owned by the Government. Many of Government. Many of China's State-owned resource companies

are based along this street in

Beijing. The size and grandeur

of their buildings are a

testimony to the great wealth that these companies that these companies have amassed. But none of amassed. But none of them would

be interviewed for this story.

The Government has told them to

pay the tax and they will just

have to cop it. Other

have to cop it. Other resource

companies know they are next in

line with coking coal line with coking coal already

partially hit by the resource

tax. Top stories on ABC News this morning - thousands of protesters have returned to Cairo's Tahrir Square after another violent attempt another violent attempt to

evict them. Police using batons and firing tear gas again stormed the square. At least five people have died and hundreds have been injured.

Protesters are demanding an end

to military rule. The mining

tax will dominate the final

sitting week of Parliament. The

Federal Government Federal Government is

determined to push its mining

tax through the Lower House

this week, but it is still trying to get all the Independents on side. Qantas

and the yawn Europons - unions have until midnight until the

deadline expires. Qantas says

it is hopeful of doing a deal but but the Transport Workers'

Union says that's ufn likely.

Let's go to finance news and

the United States the United States budget

deficit committee is about to

admit defeat in its bid to find

$1.2 trillion worth of $1.2 trillion worth of savings.

The issue is so contentious that Republicans and Democrats

cannot agree if talks

cannot agree if talks have

broken down. There is a real

threat that not only will there

be a downgrade but the market

will look at Washington and say

you can't get the job done. The confusion is enough to say to

the world America can't get its

act together. Let's go to the markets.

Let's go to the sport headlines. The nation is headlines. The nation is hoping

for a former captain's knock by Ricky Ponting tonight. Yes.

Ricky Ponting tonight. Yes. The captain at the other captain at the other end, Michael, because Michael Michael, because Michael Clarke

and Ricky Ponting are at the

crease, seven wickets in hand,

the Aussies need 168. If they do it, it will be a famous

victory. No-one has chased more

than 300 at the wanderers

before. Australia needs to do that to win the test

that to win the test against

South Africa and tie the series. Let's look series. Let's look at what happened overnight. Hashim happened overnight. Hashim Amla

made a century. His seventh

century in 12 tests. His

running between the wickets was poor there. Ashwell Prince

suffered and Hashim Amla fell to Mitchell Johnson. Patrick

Cummins made six wickets in his

test debut, a fantastic effort.

South Africa took away the two

openers, Hughes and Watson were gone. It was down to Ponting to

make a half century. 54 not out. Usman Khawaja made 60-odd

and went out in the second last

ball of the day to a beautiful

bowl there. That left Clarke

and Ponting, we will see what

they can do tonight. In basketball, the NBL had a

basketball, the NBL had a blow.

It has lost its most marketable player. Patty Mills who has been doing well for the

Melbourne Tigers. He is leading in scoring. It is no wonder

that someone else has come

knocking. A Chinese club is going to going to pay Patty Mills more

than a million dollars to play.

That's more than the Melbourne

Tigers' salary cap is paid. He is charging off to is charging off to continue his

career in China but it leaves

the game and the Tigers a

little bit disappointed they

can't have him for the rest of

the season. They are grateful for his presence previously

though. To the A-League, the

Melbourne Victory is shaking its head having not been able

to get the win over the Glory

despite the fact the Glory were

one-man down after a red card. A penalty to

A penalty to the Victory. Two

nil became two-all at the end

of the game. Let's look at the highlights. What's the decision here? What's the decision here? It

is a red. Liam Miller has to


Carlos Hernandez scores. Can

they shake off the lethargy they shake off the lethargy now

they have got the goal? It is

in the back of the net Allsop. Melbourne Victory have in the back of the net by Danny

a two-all cushion. It is a two-all cushion. It is a beautiful goal. They are back

in the contest, Perth Glory.

Super free kick. We have seen a

few of those this weekend. Here

scored through Shane Smeltz. is Todd Howarth. They have

If those following the English

Premier League, Liverpool beat

Chelsea 2-1. Glenn Johnson's

late winner giving Liverpool

the victory and Chelsea's

indifferent run of form

continues. Let's look at the

winner. Johnson. Inside Cole. Then Johnson for Liverpool.

Against his old club. He may well have sunk Chelsea here well have sunk Chelsea here at the Bridge. Just to wrap up, the Bridge. Just to wrap up, is

golf any better to watch than

the President's Cup. Probably

the last nine hole at the

mafters or the British Open. Exciting to watch. It is

a well structured tournament,

the one versus one contest. They bounce from one

group to the other group

seamlessly. You don't have to

wait to get to the player you

want to watch. They are all

worth watching. Even though the

Americans came up tramp trumps. It is good to have trumps. It is good to have the players like Tiger Woods and Aaron Baddley there. We will

have to wait another two years

to see it again. I still think

it is boring. That's my

personal opinion. I am not just personal opinion. I am not

talking it up, I liked it on

the weekend. I will hold you

the weekend. I will hold you to

that when we talk about less

exciting golf in the months ahead. Okay. Vanessa O'Hanlon

joins us with the weather. have serious fog action this joins us with the weather. You

morning. Do, not here morning. Do, not here but

overseas. The first autumn fog

has moved in over London. It

has caused the cancellation of

160 flights at Heathrow and other airports. It is not 160 flights at Heathrow and

posing a threat to land -

actually it is not causing a

threat to land but this fog is

being caused because by the

rare autumn weather. Our weather: We will see a lot of thunderstorm activity over the

next few days, particularly over the WA interior and throughout the Northern

Territory and then down around

the south-east of Queensland

and north-east NSW as the week progresses. A showery and windy

day for Tasmania with a cold

front crossing. Winds have been

over 100km/h an snow is back on

the highlands. Another front is

due tomorrow. Up in the north,

this trough will continue to cause heavy rain throughout the

week. Around the States: In

Queensland, you are expecting

later on today the showers and

storms to spread to thundery rain over the channel country. storms to spread to thundery

NSW, a fine day across the south. Showers or rain across

the rest of the State with

possible thunderstorms in the possible thunderstorms in

north-east. Morning showers for

Victoria about the south-west

and Central Coast, otherwise mild day. In Tasmania, gusty west to north-westerly west to north-westerly winds. Isolated showers about the west

and far south and they will

spread across the State this

evening. In SA, heavy rainfalls across the north, particularly

the north-east pastoral with 25mm. Mostly fine day in WA

with 29 degrees in Perth and

heavy rain about the WA interior and across the

Northern Territory. Thank you

very much. That's a roundup of

the morning news. Up next is

Business Today. Have a great day. ABC News Breakfast back at

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