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Tonight - communication

shake-up, the Government moved

to split Telstra. Today we are

delivering historic reforms in

Australia's long-term national

interest. Disorder in the House

- parliament descends into

farce. Order. Order. Order. How

heartbreak can be a health

hazard and Open upset for the hazard and Open upset for

Swiss Master. I had a great one

myself, but he was the best.

Good evening, Juanita

Phillips with ABC News.

Telstra's been made an offer it

can't refuse - split up or

we'll do it for you. The we'll do it for you.

Federal Government told the

telco to divide itself in two,

and if it doesn't the

Government will wield the

carving knife itself. The aim

is to promote greater

competition in the telecoms

industry, the ultimatum coming

as the Government lays

groundwork for its $43 groundwork for its $43 billion

National Broadband Network.

Communications reporter Michael Rowland. The Communications

Minister is ringing in changes

for the country's phone and

Internet giant. Today we are

delivering historic reforms in

Australia's long-term national

interest. They don't happen to

be in Telstra's short-term

corporate one. In the biggest

shake-up since it was

privatised Telstra has been

told to split itself in two, to

separate its wholesale arm,

copper arm from the retail

business, if Telstra doesn't do

it, the Government will. It's

designed to promote competition

by addressing the underlying

incentives for the incumbent to

favour its own retail

businesses over wholesale

customers. The The news is

worse for Telstra, it will be

forced to choose between

holding on to its lucrative 50%

stake in Foxtel or gaining

access to critical wireless

spectrum. It would lead to a

competitive outcome and start

to break up some of the

economies of scope that Telstra

enjoys as an integrated

business. Telstra's share

price sank and the hear of its

new Chief Executive. In a

statement David Thodey says:

It raises huge uncertainy for

Telstra's 9 million customers,

1.4 million shareholders,

30,000 employees. Telstra's

competitors are doing their

best to hide their glee. We had

12 years of delays, frustration

and litigation throughout the

telco sectorment the Government

has drawn a line in the sand

today. Telstra's market power

is the dominant factor. That

comes to an end when the

legislation passes. Before then

there'll be plenty of

negotiations between a Telstra

keen to preserve shareholder

value and a Government just as

determined to urber in a new

communications era in the form

of a National Broadband

Network, one thing is for

certain, Telstra's days as the

industry's 600 pound gorilla

are coming to an end. One MP

got the boot, another blew a

kiss, and the speaker blue a

gasket as Question Time boiled

over. A debate about women in

Parliament descended into

chaos, starting when the

Government accused the

Opposition of sexism, strike to

silence women MPs. Chief silence women MPs.

Political Correspondent Mark

Simkin watched the drama unfold. Order. Disorder in the

house. Order. A frustrated

speaker raised the volume as

policitians lowered the

standards. Order (yelling). Not

one of the greatest moments for the House this Question

Time. You can say that again.

The people in the public

gallery were left scratching

and shaking their heads. It was

a picnic in there. There were

fights and arguments.

Name-calling, I think it's a

disgrace to Australia. If you

acted like that in the

classroom. We'd get in trouble. The trouble started

when the Government accused the

Opposition of sexism seizing on

section from the Liberal an image from the women's

section from the Liberal Party

web site. I looked at the

picture Mr Speaker, and it has picture Mr Speaker, and it

in the women in the Liberal

Party section - one, two three

- no, Julie you are in - no, Julie you are in it. The

web site as updated. Other web site as updated.

things are harder to change,

female Coalition MPs make up

20% of the Opposition's ranks,

but this year they've asked 8% but this year they've asked

of the Coalition's

questions. Mr Speaker, I move

that the member be no longer

heard. They don't let women

ask questions, it seems now we

are not allowed to answer them

either. A re port prompting

figure pointing. The speaker

through Tony Abbott out of the

house, he acted like a lover

when he returned, blowing

kisses across the kisses across the chamber. The

Member for Warringah is being

very foolish if he thinks he's

doing anything to change the

way that this House handles way that this House

Question Time. The Opposition

so frustrated and flustered one

senior figure floated the idea

of a Question Time boycott.

Other MPs hosed it down aware

the foolproof way of ridding

themselves of the injustice of

pois was to win the election.

The jury in Australia's

longest running terrorism trial

is considering its verdict.

Five Sydney men Five Sydney men pleaded not

guilty to conspiring to commit

a terrorist act. Every day for

the past 10 months five men

accused of plotting a terrorist

attack on Australian soil have

been brought to this

purpose-built high security

court at perment. The accused

were arrested at their homes in

suburban Sydney? Late 2005.

It's alleged they embraced

violent jihad and planned to

terrify and intimidate the

public and Government in

retaliation for the war in Iraq

and Afghanistan. Summing up and Afghanistan. Summing

Justice Anthony Whealy told Justice Anthony Whealy told the

jury the carbon case was that

the men were influenced by the

teachings of the Mujahideen.

These are the guns police

say they seized from Mohammed

Elomar's home, along with

thousands of rounds of

another of the ammunition, the jury heard

another of the accused,

Moustafa Cheiko attended a par

military training camp in

Pakistan, run by the terrorist

organisation Lashkar-e-Toiba,

however a key FBI witness told the court he couldn't be the court he couldn't be sure

it was him. The prosecution

argues that three of the

accused did go on paramilitary

style camps in western NSW, the

defence told the jury they were

just hunting, camping and

having fun. Throughout this 10 month trial the prosecution has

never told the court what the

supposed target was for these

alleged terrorist attacks, and

while the jury has been shown

exhaustive surveillance and

heard evidence from more than

300 witness, there's no direct

evidence linking the accused to

this alleged terrorism

plot. Now it's up to the jurors

to consider their verdict. The

judges told them to put aside

prejudices and remember it's

not the Muslim faith that is on

trial. Three Britains have

been jailed for life over a

terrorist plot that had huge

implications for air safetiment

the men planned to blow-up

passenger jets crossing the

Atlantic using bombs made from

liquid explosives, the ring

leader Abdulla Ahmed Ali will

spend 40 years behind bars

bars, the other two men were

given terms of 42 and 36 years.

They planned to ignite the

bloms on seven planes, when it

was uncovered passengers were

banned from carrying liquids on planes, leading to

queues. Across the Atlantic

homes in New York have been

raided balls of a suspected

terrorist plot. Police have

been tracking an allege suspect

who visited Afghanistan and

Pakistan. They would not have

moved as quickly as they did if

they did not believe there was

potential, perhaps more than

that. Police and Federal agents

didn't find explosives and

haven't revealed what, if any, terrorist target had been

identified. The raids coming a

day after a release of an audio message attributed to Osama bin

Laden, and among others it

predicted United States would

lose the war in Afghanistan.

Outraged residents thought they

had him on the run. The State

Government admitted it is

powerless to force a convicted

paedophile out of his public

housing unit. Dennis Ferguson

holds a legal lease on the unit

in Sydney's north-west and for

now he's staying put. This

morning residents concerned

that Dennis Ferguson was living

nearby were certain he'd be

relocated. He will be going,

there's no ifs or buts about

it. That confidence based on

assurances made by the Housing

Minister yesterday, today he

admitted the Government had no

grounds to move the paedophile

on, despite the area being home

to children. I said we'd do

everything we could do, and we

are. To put a paedophile in

the middle of an area

surrounded by young families

and schools, it's trying to put

a reformed alcoholic up in a

pub. Prisoner advocate Brett

Collins arrived at Ferguson's

unit with two pot plants as a

token of support. He's staying

here, this is his home, he's

entitled to his home same as

you are. Some residents

didn't take kindly. Do you have

a spare room at your place,

have him move there. Ferguson

moved into the unit two months

ago and faced similar troubles

in Queensland. There's no easy

simplistic options, further

away from families is

better. It's up to Dennis

Ferguson to decide whether he

stays or moves. If he remains

it's unlikely the issue will go

away. A Supreme Court jury has

heard that Dianne Brimble had a

tendency to drink heavily, that

evidence coming from her sister at the manslaughter trial at the manslaughter trial of

Mark Wilhelm, he's pleaded not

guilty. The 42-year-old mother

died on a cruise ship in 2002,

the crown alleging she died

from a combination of alcohol

and the drug GHB. Today her

sister Alma Wood wiped away

tears, recalling the morning on

the 'Pacific Sky' when it the 'Pacific Sky' when it was

announced that her sister died.

She told the jury when Dianne

Brimble drank heavily she had

breathing problems, she had a blood alcohol level of

0.127. Investigations are under

way into sexual harassment and

bullying of policewomen in the

State west. An officer in

Goulburn claimed colleagues

sent her sexually explicit

emails, ransacked her locker

and intercepted her mail. My

knowledge of the police is knowledge of the police is that

they are staffed with terrific

men and women. I hope and am

sure this is an isolated

incident. The local MP says

other policewomen in the same

area have complained of

demeaning behaviour by their

colleagues. Is there a link

between heartbreak and heart

attacks? Sydney health

researchers think there might

be, and have found firm

evidence that the emotional

pain of losing a loved one can

cause serious physical symptoms. Sophie Scott on what

becomes of the broken-hearted. Carol Reid

knows what it is like to have

her heart broken. Joe, her

husband of 35 years died

suddenly in 2006. She was

expecting her pain to be

emotional, not physical. It was

quite severe chest pain at rest

and with activity, and it was

left sided, and it was quite

strong. And I was really

worried that I may have been

heading for a heart attack:

For the first time

For the first time researchers

have been examining in detail

experience immediately after the physical changes people

the loss of a loved one. We

observed higher heart rate,

elevated blood pressure and

changes to both immune and

clotting factors previously

associated with higher risk of

heart attack. If the bereaved

people have symptoms, this

study supports these symptoms

should not be discounted. Researchers found

the risk of heart attack

increased six fold for those

that lost a partner or child,

the risk reducing after six

months, levelling out after two

years. At a time when the focus

is on the deceased person, this

study shows the importance of

maintaining health of bereaved

family members. Researchers

found it wasn't only older

people, but the changes showed

up in people as young as 30.

Doctors found Carol Reid's

symptoms were reel, not a

manifestation of grief. They'll

look at the best way to protect

the grieve stricken from heart

attacks. Tonight's top story

Telstra has been ordered to

split the company in two as the split the company in two as

Rudd Government lays the

groundwork for its $43 billion

broadband network. Still to

come the final curtain come the final curtain for

Swayze. 'Dirty Dancing' star Patrick

President Barack Obama has

delivered a blunt warning delivered a blunt warning to

Wall Street accusing some

financiers of returning to

their old ways, he says the

days of reckless behaviour and

unchecked excess are over, and

it's time to get behind tougher regulations, more

American Correspondent Lisa regulations, more from North


A year on from the biggest

financial crisis since financial crisis since the

Great Depression and Barack

Obama headed to Wall Street

where it all began $5 trillion

of Americans household wealth

evaporated in the span of just

three month, it was just one

year ago. The stock market is

improving, there's optimism the

economy will follow, but Barack

Obama is alarmed that some on Obama is alarmed that some

Wall Street haven't learned the

lessons Hear my words - we

will not go back to the days of

reckless behaviour and unchecked excess that was at

the heart of this crisis.

There was just a smattering of

applause from the brokers and

bankers in the audience, but

that's unlikely to have worried

the President. The message

today was just because the

economy is starting to recover

those on Wall Street can't

forget how much pain ordinary

Americans have felt, and they

can't expect taxpayers help can't expect taxpayers

break their fall next

time. He's urging them to

support new regulations that he

wants Congress to pass by the

end of the year. It's important

we see that the Government is

going to do their role, what

they should have been doing all

along to make sure a financial

crisis that we went through

does not happen again. Many

Americans are sceptical, an Americans are sceptical,

opinion poll found 60% of them

don't believe the banks will

change their ways. It was the

collapse of Lehman Brothers

bank one year ago that brought

on the global financial crisis,

many lost their careers because many lost their careers

of the banks' downfall, and a

hard hit city was London,

Philip Williams reports hard hit city was London, as

financial workers there are

still feeling the pinch. It was

supposed to be the bank that

was too big to fail, but it did

exactly that, employees now out

of jobs packed their lives into

on uncertain cardboard boxes, heading down

BELL TOLLS on uncertain street.

We got blind panic selling

that has taken place this

morning. That was David Buik, a

year ago, now he sees trouble

ahead with a double dip

recession likely, the panic has

gone Certainly the fear is gone Certainly the fear is out

of the equation, certainly some

confidence has been restored,

and that is very helpful, but

are we through it all, no, we

are over the worst, I think. The British Government

is talking up the post Liaman

economy, Prime Minister Gordon

Brown says it's certain it was

coordinated intervention to

save banks worldwide averting a

bigger disaster. Other

countries recognised the road

to growth will require when

banks falter and markets fail,

the Government representing the

people of this country to play

a far bigger role in getting

the economy moving. While the

collapse of Lehman Brothers was

the beginning of upheaval

former employee Australian former employee

Caroline White used it to

advantage. She now designs

upmarket handbags, the first

offering released on the

anniversary of the collapse has

a Lehman connection. It has a

theme of using the emergency

evacuation kits which were kept

under the desk to line the

interior of what is a crocodile

skinned bag and it's supposed

to reflect the turmoil and the

death spiral, death roll that

Lehman went into on the 15th.

At Canary Wharf where it began,

it's not business as usual, but

nor is it the financial

Armageddon this everyone feared. It's estimated feared. It's estimated the

British Government will spend

$3 trillion to clean up the

mess, a debt that may take

decades to clear. To finance -

Telstra shares slumped more

than 4% over Government

than 4% over Government plans

to split the company in two. The rest of the share market

rose, and the Australian dollar

bounced back as well. Alan

Kohler has the details. Telstra

shareholders were shocked by today's decision by the

Government, but the share price

didn't fall as much as

expected. 4.3% down is not

great, but it's not a debacle.

The new rules need to sink in,

analysts need to do sums

tonight. The company has said

and still says breaking up

would be hard to do, and would

reduce its value, but at least

the uncertainy that's hung over

the company has been removed.

The rest of the market went ut

a quarter of 1% following a

rise on Wall Street. Among the

interesting moves was Harvey

Norman up 6%, Orica 3%, Rio

Tinto 1.5%, Westpac fell more

than 1%. Here is the detail of

US shares. The Dow Jones fell

12% since Lehman Brothers

collapsed a year ago, the All

Ords at the same time fell 7%.

Here is the real reason the global share market is strong

at the moment and the economy

is recovering. One year after

Lehman, money is cheaper than

it has been. This is the key

global banking interest rate,

called LIBOR or the London

interbank offered rate. It's at

a record low, because Central

Banks flooded the world with

money, fiscal stimulus helps,

but money makes the world go

around. Housing starts for the

June quarter were down, down a

lot for apartments, this is

amazing, in NSW housing start

were as low as they've been

since 1953. A shortage of

shelter is looming. The

Australian dollar went back

above 86 US cent after above 86 US cent after the

Reserve Bank minutes from the

last meeting came out and were

taken to confirm that a rate

hike is around the corner.

That's finance. The That's finance. The race

Australian Racing Board averted

chaos at the Melbourne Cup

Carnival reaching a compromise

with jockeys over new whip

rules. Jockeys will have the

whip use restricted, but will

be able to hit the mounts up to

seven consecutive times in the

last 100m of a race. We are not

going to hit the horse any more

times than the rules stood

before, but it was a matter of

consecutive times. This

removes threats of possible

industrial action in relation

to racing around to racing around Australia. The

Australian Racing Board says it

will review the penalties for

jockeys that breach the rules

and will consider protests

against riders that disregard

the whipping the whipping regulations. Even

Roger Federer conceded the

better man won. 20-year-old Argentinian Juan Martin del

Potro saved his best until last

to beat the world number one in

the US Open final. Roger

Federer was looking for his

16th Grand Slam title. It didn't matter didn't matter to Juan Martin

del Potro, he overpowered Roger

Federer in five enthoroughlying

sets, here is Peter

Wilkins. The confidence used

from Juan Martin del Potro.

This reaction coming in the

heart of the biggest match of

his career, it was triggered his career, it was triggered by

some of of the outrageous play

characterising his win. Got

it. That was in contrast to a

nervous opening where Roger

Federer held sway and took the

first set in a canter. No first set in a canter. No way,

Roger Federer. In front of

golfing and silver screen

legends Juan Martin del Potro

started shining. He's done it. started shining. He's done

Juan Martin del Potro hits

back. He took the second in back. He took the second in a

tie breaker and his raw power

unsettled the world No.1, who

was fighting several battles. Don't tell me to be

quiet OK, when I want to talk

I'll talk. The body language

ebbed and ebbed and flowed, Juan Martin

del Potro's third set

concession inspired

mind-boggling shot make engine

a gripping fourth. Both players

at a peak in a Colosseum like

atmosphere. Roger Federer

worked to within two points of

a sixth consecutive US time. Beautifully constructed. The tentative

looks in his corner told a

story. The Argentine was

writing his own slice of

history. Delivers. I thought

he played break, he hung in,

gave himself chances and at the

end he was a better end he was a better man. Juan

Martin del Potro won the

crucial fourth-set time breaker

and steamrolled Roger Federer and steamrolled Roger

in the fifth. Match point for a

first grand slam title was more

about the journey than the fatigue. Juan Martin del Potro

- the 20-year-old from Argentina. This feat took a long time to sink long time to sink in, Juan

Martin del Potro only the

second Argentine to win the

title after Guillermo Vilas. I . Earlier clearing the . Earlier clearing the air

Serena Williams apologised for

her semifinal outburst. I

definitely think an apology as

warranted, after celebrating a

10th Grand Slam doubles title

with sister Venus. The major

prize going to a rising young

force who upset the world's

greatest. Keith Floyd's unique

shambolic style made him a

favourite of food lovers, the

British TV chef died at 55. He

had a string of success ful

cooking programs syndicated,

and was filmed with a glass of

wine in one hand and a kitchen

You tense ill in the

other. This is bloody good. Try

it. I'd love some. Keith Floyd

acknowledged that alcohol had

affected his health, he was

diagnosed with bowel cancer,

his biog raf fer said a heart

attack was the cause of his

death. The world lost a star of

dance and film. Patrick Swayze said when you dance wonderful

things happen, they did for

him, he shot to stardom in the

film 'Dirty Dancing', diagnosed

with cancer last year, he kept

on working, hoping for a on working, hoping for a cure

up to the end. Patrick Swayze

died today aged 57. Adrian

Raschella looks back at his career

# I had the time of my # I had the time of my life

# And I owe it all to you # # And I owe it all to you

Patrick Swayze owed everything

to that role, in Hollywood

terms 'Dirty Dancing' was made

for next to nothing and almost

scrapped by the studio only to

become a movie that helped

define a generation, and the

swami Patrick Swayze was

catapulted from obscurity to

international sex symbol When

you hit a place as a dancer

going beyond technique and

something physical, when your

things heart kicks in, wonderful

things happen.

# I'll be coming

home... Patrick Swayze went on

to star in 'Ghost' featuring

yet another memorable movie

moment. He backed up that hit

with another as a surfing bank

robber in 'Point Break', and

starred in what many called a

'Priscilla' rip-off. Virgil I

gathers like hitting

diagnosed with pancreatic ladies. Last year he was

cancer, he tried to keep his

illness a secret until he could

no longer hide T I want to last

until they find a cure. Patrick

Swayze kept on working,

recently finishing a police

drama series, in his last

interview in January he said he

thought about the on-screen

moment in ghost when he passed

over to the other side. The only thing you take with you

when you die is the love you

had He leaves behind an

impressive body of work. Time

to check the weather now, and

talk about highs and low, we

had big temperature variations

across the State. We did. There

was a 36 degree range between

the coldest and the warmest

temperature across the State.

Not in Sydney, there was a

variation of just 5 degrees,

now that was due to overnight

temperatures remaining about

3-6 degrees above the average.

Today's tops of 20 in the city

were right on average and 26 at

Penrith, three above. We are in

for a mild night, as cloud

redevelops, introducing the

chance of an overnight or

morning shower ahead of a weak

wind change. Troughs over the

north-east of the state

triggering a couple of isolated

light showers in the Hunter light showers in the Hunter and

Mid North Coast. Falls below

1mm. Southern ranges and slopes

regarding sub zero

temperatures. Wagga recorded

minus 2.5, and the State's

highest temperature 32 at

Mungandie. Accounting for a 36

degree variation. Perth and

Hobart the only company talls

with rain, but only 1mm -

capital with rain, but that was

only 1mm. Cloud is developing

as the trough interacts, the

cloud band reaching the western

border of NSW tomorrow. Winds shifting warm and shifting warm and northerly

over the inland of the State

with that pattern spreading to

the east of the State Thursday,

producing above average

temperatures with isolated

showers and thunderstorms

developing ahead of the front.

Rain tomorrow will be very

light with only the southern

border areas looking at falls

of up to 10mm, and that will be

with the front on Thursday.

Rain ahead of the front

spreading across South

Australia reaching Adelaide in

the afternoon, with further

showers on the way for Perth. showers on the way for

It will be a dry day across the

north of the State, apart from

a possible afternoon shower or

thunderstorm. That's possible

about the southern parts of the

northern tablelands and inland

parts of the Mid North Coast.

Isolated showers or drizzle on

the Central Coast and nearby

ranges and the Illawarra as a

weak south-east passes through.

Late vours in the far

south-west with winds over the

- showers in the far

south-west. A cloudy morning,

chances of a clear shower in

Sydney, sunny periods later.

Winds starting from the

south-east as the change rolls through shifting north-east

moving into the afternoon.

We'll see the winds freshen

along the coast. Rain icons

here - don't get too excited,

anything we see will be light.

The system we want to watch is

the one developing into next

week. That's offering more

promise. Tonight's top story -

Telstra has been ordered to

split into two as the

Government prepares to roll out

national broadband network,

that is ABC News for Tuesday,

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Live. Welcome to the program,

I'm Ali Moore. The Government

calls it a choice, Telstra says

it's a disappointment. Today

the Communications Minister

Conroy unveiled the legislation

he says will deliver a national

high speed broadband network,

while it's built he wants

Telstra to split its retail and

wholesale businesses, if it

doesn't it will be locked out

of buying more of the lucrative

wireless broadband spectrum.

The announcement which industry

analysts see as a gun to the

head of the telco giant saw

Telstra's share price slide Telstra's share price slide 4%,

Political Editor Euell Chris