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This team has given a fledgling

football nation, a developing

football nation, an enormous apt of

pride and the Australian fans have

responded. Tonight - fever pitch.

With the Socceroos out of the World

Cup will the new-found passion for

the world game last? For years and

years and years you either liked

soccer or hated us. Here it is,

union nighted more than any other soccer or hated us. Here it is, it's

sporting event I can remember.

And - Clive James shares his

for the artists who define the And - Clive James shares his passion

Australian spirit. As I learn a

little bit more about painting as I

get odor I begin to appreciate more

and more what a really remarkable

talent it is. This program is captioned live. Welcome to the program. the most heartbreaking moments It will surely go down as one of proud sporting history. in this nation's Just 12 seconds from full-time, came to a dramatic end Australia's World Cup mission controversial penalty goal with Italy scoring that to win the sudden-death match 1-0. is over, The Socceroos' roller-coaster ride optimism about the future. but there's an air of great such public imagination Rarely has a national team captured with record television audiences at ungodly hours. and huge outdoor parties of Australian sport, Long the poor relation has now raised an expectation the Socceroos' success is about to begin. that an exciting new era false starts before But there have been and once the fervour dies down, or just a fond memory? will 2006 go down as a milestone Matt Peacock reports.

ADVANCE AUSTRALIA FAIR PLAYS

COMMENTATOR: Harry Kewell has done

it. Aloisi. Tim Cahill. Australia

have done it! Australia's golden

has come up with a golden goal. The have done it! Australia's golden boy

dream is alive for Australia.

For years and years and years you

either liked soccer or hated it.

Today, here it is - it's union

nighted us more than any other

sporting event I can ever remember.

This team has given a fledgling

football nation, a developing

football nation, enormous amounts

pride, a hell of a great time and football nation, enormous amounts of

the Australian fans have responded.

COMMENTATOR: It's behind Marco

Bresciano. It's a penalty. Would

believe it's Lucas Neill. It is Bresciano. It's a penalty. Would you

cruel, oh so cruel on Australia.

final whistle has blown. It is all cruel, oh so cruel on Australia. The

over. It was a cruel end to an

amazing run. Although that penalty

has abruptly dashed Australia's

hopes at this World Cup the fervent

support they've won over the past

few weeks is a dream come true for

the Socceroos' true believers.

What penalty? How or where did they

find these penalty kicks? It's

beyond me, really. Rale Rasic was

the coach the only other time the

Socceroos reached the finals 31iers

ago. He complains about the impact

of poor refereeing, but for him,

biggest payoff is that this time of poor refereeing, but for him, the

round the game has finy turned the

corner. Definitely because, for me,

football is always healthy when the

kids are playing. That's what I

football. It has a future because kids are playing. That's what I call

kids are dreaming about superstars.

Harry Kewell in the last six months

probably, there's in paper in this

country with Viduka, Bresciano,

other players, Lucas Neill. They

haven't hit the headlines.

Phenomenal. I've never seen or felt

such a uniting factor in sport in

Australia for a long, long time.

For columnist and commentator Mike

Gibson, the other football codes

have a real rival. Particularly in Gibson, the other football codes now

day and age when the other football have a real rival. Particularly in a

codes are suffering, especially

Rugby League with some appalling

publicity. Players getting into

trouble off THE field. These

come out and have a look at them, trouble off THE field. These fellows

wouldn't every mum want their boy

be Harry Kewell or Tim Cahill or wouldn't every mum want their boy to

dare I say a Lucas Neill? This game

has really taken off. Never before

has the nation switched on to

so keenly and with so much has the nation switched on to soccer

excitement even in defeat, the fans

have made it very clear that the

Socceroos and coach Guus Hiddink

still their heroes. CHEERING Socceroos and coach Guus Hiddink are

A defeat brought back memories from

years ago to former Socceroos like

Paul Wade. I think back to when we

played Iran at the MCG and we had

minutes to go and we were 2-0 up played Iran at the MCG and we had 20

we conceded two goals in that time minutes to go and we were 2-0 up and

and got kicked out of the World Cup.

I'm putting this alongside it. I'm

thinking that was just as cruel.

see some of the vision from all the thinking that was just as cruel. You

networks and there's tears and you

can see them looking up at the

screen in fear of what's just about

to happen. It will be one of those

moments I remember I was when.

when... Nearly a decade on, THE moments I remember I was

Socceroos may have suffered another

cruel upset. COMMENTATOR: It is

cruel, oh so cruel. After their

ever performance at the game's cruel, oh so cruel. After their best

international showcase, its

supporters believe that Australian

soccer has finally come of age.

When you arrive on the same stage

and you are equal on the field

better, world media, everybody

focusing at you, I was absolutely

delighted, over the moon. For the

day to arrive like that, it's a

huge, huge success. Everyone keeps

talking about a bandwagon. I'm

talking about a road train that

for miles and everybody is on it talking about a road train that goes

I hope they stay on it, too. for miles and everybody is on it and

it won't end there. We're going to I hope they stay on it, too. Because

the Asian Cup now and we're going

give the Japanese another chance to the Asian Cup now and we're going to

take revenge. Every little boy

around the world, whether it's a

back lane in Mexico or a sturdy

track in Africa, they are all

kicking a football and I think

are a lot of little boys in this kicking a football and I think there

country that are going to kick that

football right through their teams

now. When they used to give soccer

away, it's become a major sport in

this country. The genie has been

release - the best has been

released. Try putting it back in released. Try putting it back in the bottle now. Matt Peacock with that report. And Peter Wilkins, who has witnessed the Socceroos' incredible emotional journey first hand,

joins me now from Friedrichsruhe.

This was a pinnacle game for the

Socceroos, but will it go down in

history as the precious one that

history as the precious one that got away? It most certainly will,

Kerry. Just a few moments ago Guus

Hiddink on the way out expressed

disappointment not only in the

penalty decision, but the fact they

didn't take their chances in the

second half when they had a new

mercal advantage and so you see the

situation where they're into the

last 16, but they could quit easily

have been into the last eight and

who mows, a little bit further. So

that's eating the team. This was

that's eating the team. This was the one that got away. They had Italy

one that got away. They had Italy on the wrap on the back foot, one of

the most princely powers in the

world game, and they just couldn't

put them away. I know there must be

some extra agony in the Australian

camp, given that the Ukraine having

got through against Switzerland may

have - would have been the team

have - would have been the team they then had to beat in the

quarterfinals to get not too

difficult a passage through to the semis.

That's right. A couple of them

That's right. A couple of them just left by car, a few others have left

Mark Schwarzer and you could see it

in their faces. They probably heard

or saw snippets of the game,

or saw snippets of the game, Ukraine versus Switzerland that went to

penalties and saw two sides they

could easily have accounted for and

then they would have gone on to

then they would have gone on to meet Germany or Argentina. So a last

Germany or Argentina. So a last four position. These chances don't come

around that often. That's what

they're reflecting on right at this

point. I know when you get so close

and that final decision is a

controversial one, it would be a

natural reaction to say "we was

robbed" , but now the dust has

settled a little, is that really

settled a little, is that really the prevailing sentiment in the

Australian camp? You talked about

what Guus Hiddink had to say.

Probably, yes. Guus Hiddink thinks

there's a perception which becomes

reality that the champion'ms, the

world champions, get a little bit

world champions, get a little bit of an armchair ride up against the

minnows and while you could see

minnows and while you could see that certainly against the Brazilian

certainly against the Brazilian game where all those fouls they were

awarded, they were misrepresented

basically against Croatia, the

diabolical decisions against Japan,

the sort of false goal there

the sort of false goal there against Schwarzer, but here from this

Schwarzer, but here from this humble opinion, the referee had a terrific

game up until that last moment and,

sure, wait as dodgy decision but if

you're a defender putting your

you're a defender putting yourself

on the ground in front of goal it's

like padding up to Shane Warne,

you're putting yourself in that

little danger zone and you don't

want to be doing it. Lucas Neill

want to be doing it. Lucas Neill had to do it and it was a desperate way

to end. The frustration of the bad

decision "we was robbed" that was

borne of that second half when

Australia just controlled it. The

hairs were up on the back of the

neck - the amount of possession

neck - the amount of possession they had and the angles they were

playing, but in the final third

playing, but in the final third they just couldn't make it count. They

probably only had the real chance

Tim Cahill with the header over.

Tim Cahill with the header over. But if that had got in they would be

absolute heroes today. They are

still heroes, but they would still

be in the tournament. What does it

say over their four matches in each

case fighting above their weight in

terms of ratings and rankings that

the Socceroos scored five goals and

had only six goals scored against

them. That's a net deficit of only

one goal over four games. It's

absolutely remarkable. Look at the

history. One World Cup appearance

history. One World Cup appearance 32 years ago. No goals. Two defeats,

2-0, 3-0 so they conceded five and

scored none. Here they've score scored none. Here they've scored 5

goals. That's a gem to grab hold

goals. That's a gem to grab hold of and they have conceded six and one

was a bod ji penalty. They've

played Brazil, Italy, two teams

ranked much higher than them in the

world and they've competed up until

the last moment in every game

against Japan it went down to the

wire, against Brazil they were

trialing 1-0 with a minute or two

trialing 1-0 with a minute or two to go and the match was in the balance.

Croatia, we know about that edge of

the seat match and then this one,

this cataclysmic result when they

were 11 or 12 seconds away from

going into extra time with two men

still off the bench to come with

Italy down to 10 scrg used their

replacements. Tactically, from the

heart, the Australians have played

above their weight and they can

above their weight and they can take these moments into the future and

these moments into the future and on to bigger and better things. Peter

Wilkins, thanks very much for

joining us and for the coverage

joining us and for the coverage over the past four games. Thank you. East Timor's political status is precariously balanced tonight as President Xanana Gusmao continues to hold talks to try to guide his country through a dangerous passage to the establishment of a new government in the wake of the recent violence and yesterday's forced resignation of Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri. President Gusmao is waiting for the Fretilin Party, which holds the majority in the parliament, to nominate a replacement for the prime minister. Under the fledgling nation's as yet untested constitution, the President has to approve the Prime Minister's nomination.

What's not clear is what happens if a deadlock develops between Fretilin and the President. The man who may emerge as a compromise candidate is Foreign and Defence Minister Jose Ramos Horta, whose own resignation on Monday was the final nail in Mari Alkatiri's political coffin, has been with President Gusmao for the past two hours and has just left that meeting to make himself available for interview. He joins me now.

Jose Ramos Horta, you've come from

the President's office. Has there

been any significant development

today that advances the search for

today that advances the search for a new Prime Minister? Kerry, if you

allow me before I answer that

question, I wish to offer my

sympathy and tremendous admiration

for the Australian soccer player

for the Australian soccer players.

Last night is the first time I

watched the game, the World Cup,

watched the game, the World Cup, and they were very, very impressive

they were very, very impressive with the professionally the excellence

the professionally the excellence of the game. So they didn't lose, they

actually won the admiration, the

hearts of millions around the world.

In regard to your question, I

believe that in the next two or

three days we should be able to

reach a political resolution in

terms of a transition government

that will continue the work of the

previous government until elections

next year. My president the

continuing talks with all concerned.

The political party is in a

position. Members of government,

civil society. Today he met in the

morning with the cop council of

State to work out a consensus in

State to work out a consensus in the country for the next few months.

What I can say is while Fretilin is

a respected majority party and the

President wins to respect this

President wins to respect this clear political majority, nevertheless,

there is a serious legal problem

surrounding the election of the

Fretilin leadership in the Congress

in May. That congress violated the

principle of secret ballot that is

enshrined in legal laws. For this

reason the leadership of Fretilin

reason the leadership of Fretilin is viewed as illegitimate. However, on

the other hand, we have to balance

that against the reality ta the

largest part in this country is

Fretilin. So, the President is

trying to navigate through these

political complexity and find

consensus to form a government in

the next few days and I'm confident

we shall be able to get a

resolution. Are you foreshadowing

THE possibility what the President

may try to opt for a Prime Minister,

not the primary candidate put up by

Fretilin? That's always a

possibility. In any case, Fretilin

being a party of tremendous

responsibility, they understand

responsibility, they understand that the responsibility, they are guilt

to co-operate with the President

to co-operate with the President and the rest of society to ensure that

we overcome this political crisis.

I'm sure that they would go along,

if necessary, with candidate for

Prime Minister who might not be

necessarily coming from Fretilin.

Are you now prepared or have you

indicated to President Gusmao that

you are prepared to make yourself

available for the Prime Minister's

job if that becomes, in his view,

the right compromised outcome?

I certainly re

I certainly remain available to

serve my country, to serve the

extraordinary people of my country,

to assist my president who is doing

an exceptional job and showing

tremendous leadership. So, I would

do my utmost to assist him in his

very complex task, but I would

emphasise again that I would prefer

that somehow we find a good

candidate from within THE Fretilin

party. Now, can you see in your

terms a clear person that would

terms a clear person that would come under your description of a good candidate?

Yes, I'm impressed with a young

Cabinet member. He's very eloquent.

He's very good English speaker.

He's very good English speaker. He's the minister of social affairs. He

has done a tremendous job in the

last few weeks during the crisis.

Although he's a member of Fretilin,

he's also view is not partisan. He

gets along with everybody. An

alternative obviously is our

ambassador to the United Nations

ambassador to the United Nations who challenged the Prime Minister in

pave. He's also very popular within

the party and within the country.

Is it fair to say that the

Is it fair to say that the situation right now is somewhat confused? I

mean, does East Timor have even a

caretaker Government at the moment?

I know you resigned and that automatically when the Prime

Minister resigned, technically

that's the end of the Government. I

mean, who is actually running East

Timor now? Is the power all in the

hands of the President? Well, much

power rests in the hands of the

President since the unanimous

resolution of the Parliament of May

30th. So, the President is backed

by a unanimous resolution of the 30th. So, the President is backed up

Parliament. However, under the

contusion once a Prime Minister

resigns and the Prime Minister

accepts his resignation, the whole

government automatically resigns.

However, they must stay in office

and we stay in office until a new

government is formed. So there's no

power vacuum here. We all continue

on our desks to exercise our

responsibilities. Now, we had

reports today that something like 1,

were move 1,000 supporters of Mari Alkateri reports today that something like

were moving towards Dili to

their protest. Are you confident were moving towards Dili to register

that this very tricky process over

the next two or three days can be

conducted without tensions breaking

out into something worse? Well, we

had demonstrations here for several

days. The demonstrations have been

extremely peaceful. Not one single

incident that has been recorded.

Yes, there have been attempts by

some elements to bring Fretilin

supporters into the city, but the

outgoing Prime Minister, Mr

and others, have shown a tremendous outgoing Prime Minister, Mr Alkateri

sense of responsibility. They have

again out of town and met up with

some of their supporters and I

understand now their supporters are

not coming to Dili. They are return

returning eastwards away from the not coming to Dili. They are

capital. Is it your understanding

that we're toad that Mr Alkateri

will be in court on Friday to

testify and as it was reported here,

to testify about his role. Not just

about the role of Roguero Labato

with the supply of guns to rebels,

but that the Prime Minister himself

may have to testify about his own

role. Is that your understanding.

I understand only that he has

received notice from the prosecutor

general's office to answer

questions, but I'm not sure - I

don't me whether as a witness in Mr

Labato's case or as an accused in

the weapons distribution to

civilians. There clearly is a lot

unresolved anger between civilians. There clearly is a lot of

and groups in East Timor. Very unresolved anger between individuals

substantial anger. How big a hurdle

are those differences now going to

be for a new government to find a

genuine reconciliation within your

country? Well, throughout our

history, the past 24 years and the

occupation in '99, we had obviously

much, much greater suffering,

killings, deaths than happened in

May and yet the people of this

country have shown extraordinary

bravery in forgiving, in reconcile

reconciling. I would say most bravery in forgiving, in

observers who have been here would

agree that after the handover in '9

9, 2002, there's not been any

revenge killing against anyone who

co-operated in the past with the

other side. So this only

illustrates, you know, how our

people are capable of forgiving. So

I'm very optimistic that once we

resolve the political deadlock, a

new transition government is

established, working with much

respect of church leadership and

civil society in germ, we will be

be able to nirkiate healing the civil society in germ germ, we will

wounds and the people in this

country are extraordinary in terms

of forgiving. So I'm not

pessimistic, I'm not worried, that

we are able to heal the wounds of

the recent past. Jose Ramos Horta,

tonight. thank you very much for joining us

words, as the old saying goes, If a picture is worth a thousand would be worried. you would think Clive James has made his name through words After all, this famous expatriate to essays and television talk shows. from novels and poems But tonight,

Heritage lecture in Sydney, as he gives the 2006 National Trust his way with words Clive James will be using and those who created them. to praise Australian pictures He believes that since World War II, artists have, some of Australia's most influential through paint and imagination,

and abroad. opened eyes, both domestically And one renowned painter the chance has even given Clive James on canvas. to take a good hard look at himself Scott Bevan reports.

I'm not really an expert on

painting. To the extent that I am,

the Australian painters help to

me. You couldn't miss it. The the Australian painters help to make

of what they were doing, you just me. You couldn't miss it. The energy

couldn't miss it. Whenever Clive

James is back in Australia, he

to visit the art galleries. By James is back in Australia, he likes

looking at the pictures, this man

words is reacquainting himself with looking at the pictures, this man of

old friends, old memories and

delights undimmed by time,. It's a

fabulous picture this. My eye guess

straight to the red of this figure

here and that red dot. Clive James

loves this work by John Olsen,

brings out of the blue images of loves this work by John Olsen, which

marine life and reminders of a

boyhood spent near the sea. It

like vast areas with tiny details, boyhood spent near the sea. It looks

but in fact these tiny details are

practically all based on something

natural. While the

natural. While the paintings ofdary

destroy dry take him far from the

ocean. Did these open up

Australians' eyes parly in the '40s?

Destroy dry and Olsen painted the

Australia that people hadn't seen.

The next generation didn't

necessarily paint Australia at all.

This generation brought Australia

into the world. Did you see these

a kid and pond to them as a kid? into the world. Did you see these as

I never responded to anything as a

kid. I didn't respond to Rembrandt

as a kid. If it could convince me,

then it's really got something.

Ha, you can tell strait away it is

Brett Whiteley. How is that? How

you tell? Somehow the painters have Brett Whiteley. How is that? How can

a tone of voice. That little touch

of blue is a way to tell you it is

Brett. Clive James met Brett

Whiteley in London in the early

'60s. While the poet was struggling

with poetic rhyme and reason, young

Whiteley was doing nicely. There

a problem, he was so successful, Whiteley was doing nicely. There was

this beautiful wife and going out a problem, he was so successful, had

dinner every night with Kenneth this beautiful wife and going out to

Clark and we had none of these

things. We got to have a bore with

him. Painter envy, was there?

I always envied the painters.

Writing is not so much fun. No-one

will bid for your poem or fight for

your poem to be on their wall.

He may have envied their life but

Clive James is great friends with

many of Australia's best-known

artists. Does he know a lot about

art? Clive knows a lot about a lot

of things. (Laughs). Yes.

Absolutely. And Clive James knows

what he likes and he likes Margaret

Olley. For her, it's just an

Olley. For her, it's just an eternal problem of how to bring all of

problem of how to bring all of these colours into a sort of symphonic

connection and I'm staggered with

what she does. I always have been.

As I learn a little bit more about

painting as I get older, I begin to

appreciate more and more what it

really remarkable talent it is.

For all his own talents from

For all his own talents from writing to presenting, even tango dancing,

Clive James says he never pursued

painting, which may be just as well,

judging by what he told Andrew

Denton last year. If I was a

painter, I'd be the kind of painter

who fell in love with every model.

He would, too! Then he'd have them

doing THE tango. (Laughs). The real

Margaret is there. She had this

strange Rembrandt beauty. All of

strange Rembrandt beauty. All of the painters were crazy about her.

She's not just an artist but

modelled for fellow painters like

William Dobell in this Archibald Prize-winning portrait.

Prize-winning . It is said she has

an enmagazine tick Mona Lisa smile.

That's right. He probably ket her

sitting too long. She can be very

down to earth, Margaret. By hairing

his passions for paintings, Clive

James hopes to open more

Australians' eyes to the post-war

artists and show how they have

helped reflect and define the

nation's character just as the

artists broadened their own vision

beyond the wide brown land.

beyond the wide brown land. Painters can prove you don't have to be tied

to nationalism. You don't have a

duty to transmit the look of your

country or feel of your country.

You can do much more than that as

long as you are Australian and it

long as you are Australian and it is part of the Australian picture.

And Clive James himself has become

part of an Australian picture.

I know exactly what you are leading

me to now. A small part, that is.

This is Jeffrey Smart's justly

famous port tate of Clive James. If

you look very, very, very carefully.

Portrait of Clive James? Surely

Portrait of Clive James? Surely it's a portrait of a wall. Look care

#234ri and there I am. Size,

particularly of a yellow wall isn't

everything. Despite all of that,

everything. Despite all of that, 90% of the area, the one more important

thing is that little thing, that is

bigger than a post-it stamp, not as

big as a post-it stamp, as big of

big as a post-it stamp, as big of my little finger of Clive that is much

more important, isn't it? Not

because it is Clive, but because

it's a human face. Still the

it's a human face. Still the subject was expecting something bigger when

he sat for his friend. He had

problem was my ears apparently. One

is higher on my head than the other.

My eyes are vanishingly small. He

told me about this while painting

me. It wasn't very flattering. The

result is magnificent and hangs in

my wall in Cambridge and I thought

he would go away and do a port

he would go away and do a port trait with my head that big. When I got

with my head that big. When I got to Sydney this was hanging here and I

realised I had shrunk. I had become

the shrinking man. That's me

alright and I'm proud to be in it.

Margaret Olley isn't surprised

artists want to paint her mate

calling him a literary giant and

quiet achiever. Although he's not a

quiet achiever, is he? That's a

contradiction. (Laughs). Yet

sometimes even this most eloquent

Australians is happy to let sometimes even this most eloquent of

paintings do the talking and take

what they have to say. Words scare paintings do the talking and take in

people. Painting is simply

friendlier and it's easier on the

nerves. For a man like me, it

often a great consolation. Clive nerves. For a man like me, it that's

James doesn't know how to shrink. Scott Bevan reporting there. And that's the program for tonight. tomorrow, but for now, goodnight. We'll be back at the same time International Pty Ltd Captioning and Subtitling Closed Captions produced by

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