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Tonight - a half million

dollar operation lands David

Hicks back home. He is very,

very glad to be back on

Australian soil. Courageous

or wreckless? Labor's whaling

policy under fire. A rare

glimpse of life in a land

without plenty. And the

skipper steps down, but it

takes two to replace him.

Good evening. Felicity Davey

with ABC News. The convicted

terrorism supporter David Hicks

is finally back in Australia

almost 5.5 years after first

arriving at Guantanamo Bay.

Hicks is now safely behind bars

in Adelaide's Yatala prison

from where the ABC's national

security correspondent Leigh

Sales anchors our coverage.

Good evening. David Hicks'

journey has taken him from al-Qaeda training camps in

Afghanistan to the US military

prison at Guantanamo Bay and

now here to the maximum

security wing or G dwition of

Adelaide's Yatala prison.

Hicks will spend the next seven

months here alongside some of

the most notorious prisoners in

the country. At last

Australia gets to see the

infamous David Hicks. He was

still in prison orange when he

landed. Although not in a

Guantanamo Bay jumpsuit, this

is the very similar Yatala

prison uniform. Hicks changed

before boards his flight during

which he watched a movie and

chatted to the four officials

guarding him. He was ecstatic

to be on Australian soil. I

can only talk about the look on

his face and it was a look of

relief and joy. Hicks's

private charter jet from

Guantanamo Bay cost the Federal

Government half a million

dollars. Then there is the fee

for the extra security in South

Australia, including a

motorcade to transport him to

prison. Hicks' flight included

an overnight stop in Tahiti to

refuel, but the prisoner wasn't

allowed off. He was generally

very relieved and grateful to

the Australian taxpayer for

bringing him home. Hicks will

spend the next seven months in

a cell similar to this,

classified as a high-risk

inmate. Mr Hicks has been

held in the most secure section

of our State's prison where we

have the most dangerous of

prisoners secured - mass

murderers, former magistrates

found guilty of paedophilia.

Given Hicks' notoriety, prison

authorities will assess whether

he may be at risk from his

fellow inmates. Initially he

will not be associating with

any other prisoners. Before

Hicks pleaded guilty, polls

found 70% of Australians were

un happy he had been held for

five years without trial.

During most of that time, the

Bush Administration's handling Federal Government defended the

of the case, even though

privately Australian officials

were ang husband and

dissatisfied years ago. The

Attorney-General now wishes he

had gone public with that. I

might have wanted to make it

perhaps better known the level

of concern that the Government

had and the way in which we

were continuously making

representations to the United

States. Terry Hicks hopes the

case hasn't lost all its

political heat in this election

year. There is a lot of

people out there that are still

referring back not only to

David, but to children overboard, weapons of mass

destruction, the list goes on

and on. Terry Hicks will see

his son by the end of this

month and David Hicks is due

for release on 29 December.

During the past five years, the

case of David Hicks has split

the country. His supporters

have portrayed him as a naive

adventurer, while authorities

have said he was a would-be

terrorist. Deborah Rice

reports on the road to

Guantanamo and the years of

legal wrangling in his case.

It has been a long journey home

for David Hicks. As a child in

the Adelaide suburbs, no-one

could have predicted his

interinto notoriety. In his

teens, he spent time at a camp

for troubled youths. He was

tied up with un desirables, as

I called them. He did come out

of that situation and did it on

his own. By 20 Hicks had two

children. In 1998 he headed to

Japan to work and the following

year he moved on to Albania

where he joined the Kosovo

liberation Army. When Hicks

returned home, he was rejected

by the Australian Army. p It

was then that he converted to

Islam and travelled to Pakistan

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terrorist organisation. He

went to Afghanistan where he

met Osama bin Laden. After

seeing pictures of the

September 11 attacks, Hicks

joined the al-Qaeda and Taliban

soldiers fighting coalition

forces in Afghanistan. He was

captured there in December

2001. When Hicks was

transferred to the US military

base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba,

he and British prisoners

challenged the legalty of their

detention, but a court decision

in their favour was eventually

overruled by President Bush.

In the interim, the Britons were returned home, claiming

they had been beaten and

abused, as had Hicks. It felt

like just banging his head and

so hard against the walls that

he just ends up killing

himself. Another Australian,

Mamdouh Habib was set free,

while Hicks faced formal

charges of conspiracy,

attempted murder and aiding the

enemy. He pleaded not guilty.

There was a series of delays

until 2006 when a Supreme Court ruling that military

commissions were illegal forced

a new process to be set up.

By then, public opinion in

Australia had turned in Hicks'

favour. It was not until the

5th anniversary of Hicks' detention without trial that Prime Minister John Howard finally called on the United

States to deal with the case

quickly. In February this

year, fresh charges were laid

and in a surprise move, Hicks

agreed to a plea bar gain. He

was found guilty only of

providing material support for

terrorism. I think today is

the first day in over five

years of David Hicks' life that

there is actually some

certainty. And there was a

final twist. A judge overrode

a military panel sentence of 7

years, cutting Hicks' prison

sentence to just nine months.

Under the terms of David Hicks'

plea bargain, he is barred from

speaking to the media until

March next year. The

Government is adamant it will

block him from selling his

story and his lawyers and

family say he doesn't want to,

anyway. They claim he just

wants a fresh start. Good

evening. Police have will the

power to lock up suspicious

people during September's APEC

meeting until the summit ends.

The Government says the measure

is a necessary precaution, but

critics say it is an

unwarranted attack on civil

liberties. Authorities see

the APEC summit as providing

the highest of security risks,

so they've responded with

unprecedented police powers.

It's been revealed officers

will be able to detain any

demonstrator or person acting

suspiciously and hold them

without bail until APEC is

over. Those people who want

to protest in a sensible way

can do that, but those who want

to get a's -- get aggressive,

go over the top, start throwing missiles around, become

involved in damaging property

can be dealt with. The That

has prompted harsh criticism

from civil liberty groups.

They say while the Government

has a duty to protect people

from terrorist threats, it also

has a duty to protect

individual freedoms. People

need to be able to protest and

express their dissent. Police

will also have the power to

stop and search anyone entering

the lockdown zones which take

in big parts of the CBD.

Individuals can also be banned

from the restricted areas, added Police Commissioner will

be able to grant foreign guards

permission to carry weapons. The massive security operation

to protect 21 world leaders in

September will cost taxpayers

almost $170 million.

Reckless, dangerous and

hostile, that's how the

Environment Minister Malcolm

Turnbull has described Labor's

new anti- whaling policy. The

Opposition wants Australian

Navy ships to patrol the

Southern Ocean blocking the

Japanese whaling fleet. Mr

Turnbull says the policy runs counter to inter national

maritime law and the experts

tend to agree. Labor says

under its plan the Navy will

intercept and board Japanese

whaling ships to stop the

so-called scientific hunt. The

Federal Government says that

approach is reckless and

confrontational. It could

develop into hostility, put it

that way. It is an extra ordinary recommendation to

make, and the question that Mr Rudd doesn't answer is that

what does he think Japan will

do? International law experts

say the Southern Ocean is in

fact inter national waters, and

Labor's policy doesn't sit well

under the Antarctic treaty.

Any use of the Navy in an

enforcement or monitoring

activity within the Antarctic

treaty area will no doubt bring

about immediate protest by

Japan and possibly even protest

by other treaty parties. Kevin

Rudd, however, is unmoved. He

says Australia's diplomatic

efforts have failed to stop

Japan in its annual scientific

cull and a more aggressive

approach is needed. We have a

right to uphold Australia's

sovereignty over those waters,

therefore, we recommend that as

an overall approach. Greens

leader Bob Brown agrees. John

Howard and Malcolm Turnbull are

too concerned about the free

trade agreement with Japan to

tell Prime Minister of Japan to

keep his harpoons at home.

The Federal Government's

approach is to continue to pressure Japan through

diplomatic means, putting its case to the International Whaling Commission meeting

which begins in Anchorage next

week. Through a loop hole,

however, under this convention,

Japan condition and will

continue its annual Skoien

stisk cull. Which this year

will include minke whales, fin

whales and for the first time

50 humpbacks. Authorities in Melbourne have again appealed

for the mother of a newborn

baby abandoned last weekend to

contact them. They believe she

made initial contact last week

through an intermediary,

possibly a relative and was

worried about the public

scrutiny of her actions.

Chieltd protection workers are

desperate for her to call

again. The case of baby Catherine has prompted a flood

of people offering gifts and

themselves as foster parents.

On Wednesday came a glimmer of

hope. A child protection

worker manning a hotline took a

call from a woman claims she

had the baby's mother with her.

The caller wanted reassurance.

She was certainly certain

concerned about how the mother

would be received by the

community, the media, the

police if she were to come

forward. The department is

urging the woman to call again.

The lady said that she would

try and get the mother to call

back, but probably - but that

would be the next day,

Thursday. That call didn't

come. Just hours old, the

baby girl was left in a fruit

box outside the Dandenong

Hospital early on Mother's Day.

Staff named her Catherine.

Her mother is probably feeling

at this point like they're in a

situation they can't get out of

or is a very difficult one, and

we really want to establish, be

as reassuring as we possibly

can. Despite that reassurance,

police have refused to rule out

laying charges. It would be really tragic from a police

point of view, for a mother and

a baby not to be reunited just

from fear of intending

prosecution that may or may not

ever happen. Baby Catherine

could be released into the

temporary care of a foster

family as early as tomorrow,

but Louise Quigley is hoping

for a happier ending, having

her phone on 24 hours a day

waiting for the baby's mother

to call. Tony Blair has had

an angry exchange with

journalists in Baghdad over the

security situation in Iraq. On his last visit as Prime

Minister, he insisted thinking

wrs improving and blamed the

media for reporting only the

bad news. The fact is that

every time, every time there is

an attempt to make progress, of

course the terrorists re-double

our efforts, and our response

should not be then to walk away

or to give in, it should be to

stand up to them. There was a

mortar attack during the visit

and later in Basra had he other

reminder of the dangers faced

by troops. The compound where

he had been chatting to British

troop s also came under fire.

Mr Blair left Baghdad's Green

Zone by helicopter, the roads

too dangerous for him to

travel, even by armoured

vehicle. Ness police in East

Timor have reportedly fired

tear gas and warning shots to

break up rival groups in the

capital, Dili. The fighting

erupted just hours after the

swearing-in of the country's

new President. At the

ceremony, Jose Ramos Horta

pledged to find a way to end

East Timor's crisis. He also

thanked Australia and the other

countries which came to its aid

when violence broke out last

year. They played a key role

in helping us restoring law and

order in our country, and

continue to do so. There were

no hard feelings from his

Fretilin opponent. He was

beaten in a run-off poll

earlier this month. The

international isolation

suffered by North Korea since

its nuclear test last October

seems to be taking its toll on

the people of North Korea.

Fuel and food shortages are now

widespread and a rare glimpse

inside the country shows a

nation struggling to feed

itself. ABC reporter Charlotte

Glennie has this report from a

farm on the outskirts of North

Korea's capital, pong gang.

The Haksan cooperative farm is

one of the wealthier farms in

this impoverished country, but

life is getting increasingly

difficult. Farming is becoming

less efficient. Throughout the

country, the fuel shortage

means most tractors are sitting

idle, while farmers have

reverted to ploughing the

traditional way. (Singing)

Their children sing praise to

the benevolence of the man they

call their great leader, yet

the World Food Program says

two-thirds of North Korean

children don't have enough to

eat. Mall Nour rishment mean

many are smaller than children

of the same age in South Korea.

There is pressure for people to

produce as much food as

possible. But most of the

DPRK isn't ahable land like

this. Four-fifths of the

country is in hospitable

mountainous terrain. To make

what land there is productive,

farmers need machinery and they

need fertiliser and there is a

huge shortage of both. Farmers

lack equipment and spare parts

while government money is

poured into military hardware.

North Korea has 1.2 million

soldiers out of a total

population of 24 million

people. The vast military

devours scarce fuel also needed

to produce chemical

fertilisers. Under the

six-party talks process, North

Koreans have been promised 1

million tonnes of donor fuel

oil, but only in exchange for

de nuclearisation. Yet at

this monument to North Korean

self- reliance, our guide tells

us people take great pride in

having nuclear weapons.

TRANSLATION: It shows our

country is becoming a powerful

country so that no enemy will

dare be aggressive to us.

Leader Kim Jong-Il's Army-first

policy has helped consolidate

his grip on power. The

question now is whether he will

trade his nuclear card to help

relieve his people's suffering.

Tonight's top story - David

Hicks is in Adelaide's Yatala

jail tonight after a half

million dollar operation to

transfer him from Guantanamo

Bay. Still to come - the West

Tigers carry their winning form

across the Tasman. A new

anti-smoking campaign is being

launched today highlighting a

major risk of tobacco. The

message is if you smoke, you

double your risk of having a

stroke. My brain still work

s. It just doesn't connect to

my mouth anymore. The

advertisements focus on the

difficulties for stroke victims

as well as their families.

Smoking doesn't just kill. It

also causes substantial

disability. The State

Government has spent $1 million

on the ads which will be shown

on television and in cinemas

from tonight. From tomorrow,

drivers face increased

penalties for offences in

school zones across New South

Wales. The most expensive fine

will be $384 and 4 demerit

points for approaching a school

crossing too quickly to stop

safely. Speeding will attract

$is 28 fine and 4 demerits.

This is about improving safety

for our schoolchildren and

sending a strong message to all

motorists to stick to the rules

when they are in school zones.

And for the first time,

drivers will also lose points

for double parking and parking

in bus zones outside schools.

The West Tigers have scored

their fifth consecutive win in

the NRL to continue their climb

up the ladder. Last night, the

Storm beat the Roosters. Today

the Sharks downed the Bulldogs

while the Tigers held off a

late charge from the Warriors

in Auckland. The Tigers and

Warriors were battling to stay

in reach of the top four. Liam

Fulton scored a double last

week, replacing the injured

Benji Marshall. He crossed

first again today. But Manu

Vatuvei and Jerome Ropati

answered the to put the

Warriors in front. The match

turned with a brawl late in the

first half when the Warriors

lost a man to the sin-bin.

The Tigers took advantage with

tries either side of the break

and another to young star Chris

Lawrence. The Tigers looked

safe after a series of penalty

goals, but the Warriors

produced a remarkable try from

the restart. The Warriors

blew a late chance to force

extra time and the Tigers

secured their fifth consecutive

win. In a game full of

original rejects, the Sharks

and Bulldogs took almost half an hour to grab the first try.

A forgettable first half was

brought to life when Sharks

flier Isaac de Gois scored a

brilliant solo try. Sonny Bill

Williams put the Bulldogs

within reach, but their star goal kicker had a rare off day.

The misses proved costly and

the Sharks sealed the win

through Paul Gallen's late try.

Last night, with five Origin

players missing, the Storm

demonstrated its depth against

the Roosters. Ryan Hoffman

scored the first try and was

named the stand by player for

the Blues today. Melbourne

scored four more tries, clg a

typical solo effort from

Queensland discard Billy Slater

to seal their ninth win of the

year. The Storm leads

outright with the Sea Eagles and Brisbane to play tomorrow

night. The Sharks and the

Tigers are the big movers, the Roosters remain in last

position. The world's most

capped rugby player, George

Gregan, has played his last

game as Australia's captain.

The veteran of almost 60 Test

matches as the Wallabies leader

will be stepping aside. But in

a break with tradition, he has

been replaced by two men with

Stirling Mortlock and Phil

Waugh sharing the job as

co-captains. These are the two

men likely to jointly lead the

Wallabies into this year's

World Cup. Brumby Stirling

Mortlock and Waratah Waugh

Waugh weigh's appointment today

as co-captains in the lead-up

Test continues the changing of

the guard. It is a reflection

of the times. We've got a big

squad and looking at utilising

a lot of those guys, giving

them exposure to Test match

football around. With George

Smith around, I won't be

starting every game, so it is a

matter of balance ing

everything out. It opened the

door for other Wallaby leaders

to steak their slaims. O stake

their claims. The veteran of 1

27 Tests, retains his place in

the trimmed 30-player Test

squad for a season of farewell

Tests alongside fly-half

Stephen Larkham. It won't

change the way I prepare for a

game, being captain or not

captain. Because you've still

got to perform. It's about

spreading the load and

spreading the responsibility

throughout the team, no doubt.

After a disappointing Super

14 season for Australia's

teams, the Wallabies play seven

Tests in nine weeks, starting

with Wales in Sydney next

Saturday. For the first time,

the Super 14 final was a

all-South Africa an affair.

The Bulls scored the opening

try through Pierre Spees. A

comical piece of play gave

speedy winger JP Pietersen with

an opportunity. The Sharks

took a 6-point lead, but there

was another twist with Bryan

Habana breaking free two

minutes into injury time.

Derick Hougaard's conversion

gave the Bulls their first

Super 14 rugby title by a

point, 20-19. The Sydney

Swans have returned to the

winners' circle with a victory

over Port Adelaide this afternoon. Last night:

Port Adelaide ended entered

the SVG ranked No. 1 in the

competition, boasting youth and

pace, but the Swans were the

ones off to a flier, opening up

a 27-point lead in the first


While Port's delivery was

haphazard and inconsistent to

the forward line it was

effective as the visitors added

the first three goals of the

second term. The Swans though

were clearly more fluent and

kicked away to a 5-goal

half-time advantage.

Incredibly, small forward Brett

Ebert who finished with four

goals was Port 's main target

going into attack. The Swans'

tackling pressure was again

evident as their work around

the stoppages in the third

term. Pushed wide, it was

Port making hard work of every

possession, but somehow the

Power found some run and just a

little luck midway through the

final quarter. Four

unanswered goals in 8 minutes

and the ha gin was reduced to

19 points which indications the

Swans were in trouble. Captain

Brett Kirk may yet hear more

about this clash. The

knockout blow for Port came

from Adam Schneider in time

hon. The Swans may well have

been slower, but they were also

smarter for the majority of

this contest. Chelsea has won

the first FA Cup final played

at the new Wembley Stadium,

scoring an extra-time goal to

defeat Manchester United 1-0.

90,000 fans still filled the

state-of-the-art arena which

was finally ready for

top-flight football. The

Stadium was officially opened

by Prince William, but the

match itself failed to live up

to the occasion. The score was

0-0 at the end of 90 minutes of

play. Ryan Giggs was denied a

goal. . And Didier Drogba

broke the deadlock four minutes from the end of extra time.

COMMENTATOR: The first goal in

an FA Cup final at the new

Wembley. The victory provided

some revenge for Chelsea which

lost its Premier League title

to Manchester United two weeks

ago. Lleyton Hewitt's good

form has continued but he has

fallen just short of upsetting

Rafael Nadal in the semifinals

of the Hamburg Masters. The

Spaniard took three sets to

beat Hewitt and will meet Roger

Federer in the final. Still

without a coach, Lleyton Hewitt

might have been thinking he

didn't need one. Of as he made

a superb start against a player

who had won his previous 80

matches on clay. The

Australian made Rafael Nadal

appear sluggish has he wrapped

up the first set 6-2. COMMENTATOR: Couldn't have

played a better set. That

standard couldn't be maintained

in the second set, where Nadal

started to dictate play and

leveled up the match. The

world No. 2 found Hewitt harder

to shake in the tense deciding

set. With his record winning

streak on the line, Nadal

lifted again. Brilliant! The

last point provided a fitting

end to a high-quality match.

Nadal took the final set 7-5.

Brilliant! The victory sets up

another edition of the sport's

current rivalry, Nadal versus

Federer. The Swiss defeated

Carlos Moya in three sets.

5,000 people forfeited their

Sunday morning sleep-in today

for the half marathon. The

fitness fanatics jogged the

very seenic 21km route. This

year, women made up the field.

Brett Cartwright won in just

over 64 minutes in his third

win. And Anna Thompson was

the first woman. Each winner

takes home $5,000 in prize

money. And it was a great day for the half marathon.

The satellite picture shows

cloud being driven across the

south-east in westerly winds

and cloud over south-eastern

Queensland along a trough. On

the synoptic chart, a cold

front will bring a burst of

strong showery weapons

inspectors to southern

Australian with the likelihood

of snow on the alps. Must be

winter! So tomorrow's rainfall

prediction: Falls for the south-east and for coastal


Before we go, a look again

at tonight's top stories.

David Hicks is in Adelaide's

Yatala prison tonight after

more than five years at

Guantanamo Bay. Police have

welcomed new powers to lock up

suspicious people during

September's APEC forum, but

critics say it is an attack on

civil liberties. And the

Federal Government says Labor's

plan to use naval force to

prevent Japanese whale hunting

is reckless and contravenes

inter national maritime law.

That's ABC News for now. I'm

Felicity Davey. Join me for

our next news update in an

hour. Until then, goodnight. Closed Captions by CSI