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Tonight - back home, ship

shape, flu-free, and shape, flu-free, and full of

spirit. (Chant) Aussie, Aussie,

Aussie, oi, oi, oi. A protest

against student violence turns

ugly in Melbourne. Breaking an

iron clad promise on Sydney's

Iron Cove Bridge. And, how the

clay court king ended up a clay pigeon.

COMMENTATOR: And he's done it.

Good evening, Juanita Phillips

with ABC News. Home at last,

and healthy. 1800 passengers

have been allowed to leave the

cruise ship 'Pacific Dawn'

after a week of enforced

isolation. It turned out that

none of them had swine flu.

Now that the sea sick drama

looks to be over, health

authorities are refocusing

efforts on the mainland.

Victoria is the epicentre of

the outbreak. Of the 400

confirmed cases nationally,

and 12 more than 300 are in Victoria,

and 12 schools there have been

closed as a result. Here's

medical reporter, Sophie Scott.

Safe harbour at last for a ship

that's been on the nose for

almost a week. Now the

'Pacific Dawn's back home, its

passengers are back on dry land

and there's even some gallows

humour. 1800 holidaymakers

testing were allowed to leave after

testing negative for swine

flu. We were so well looked

after, we had a wonderful time.

Well fed. We only found out

when we were going through the

Whitsundays that we weren't

allowed off. Today, passengers

left the ship, but first sign

of a sniffle they must report

to authorities. The three crew

members who tested positive to

the virus will stay in

isolation on the ship until

tomorrow. Passengers will get

all most of their money back. We

all got our 75% back, so I

think the mood lifted greatly. Operator P&O won't

perform it's cost millions.

It's cost 3,000 Victorians

plenty, too. They're stuck in

home quarantine. 12 schools

also remain closed. Overseas,

the swine flu virus is now in

more than 50 countries with

around 16,000 confirmed cases

and 99 deaths.

and 99 deaths. Predicting how

the swine flu outbreak might

develop is a bit like weather

forecasting. Experts look at

what's gone before to see what

might happen in the future.

The fact that the cases in Australia have been mild has

led some commentators to

suggest that swine flu might be

no more harmful than norm

influenza. That's not the

opinion of Australia's top

health expert. It's different, because the community doesn't have any

have any immunity, which they

often do to seasonal flu. It's

also different in terms of the

fact that it has the added

worry of being able to

change. If the virus does

mutilate, it could combine with

more dangerous other forms of flu to create a

strain. Worst-case scenario, we

could be looking at 20-50,000

deaths if the swine flu

mutilated and became a severe infection. Scientists are

pinning their hopes on

producing a swine flu vaccine

before that might happen. The

Prime Minister has intervened

over the spate of attacks on

Indian students in Melbourne.

Kevin Rudd has assured his

Indian counterpart the

situation won't be tolerated.

In another development, a In another development, a rally

against racial violence turned

ugly this morning, prompting

calls for calm from the police

and Premier. After blocking

this major intersection all

night, police moved in to

odisperse protesters early this

morning. We like Australia,

but Australians don't like us,

that's what it comes down to

. Police say several in the

crowd were carrying knives, hurling objects and drinking

alcohol. One officer was

bitten on the hand. 18 people

were detained for breaching the

peace and two men were arrested. They bashed me on my

lip here. If someone

inadvertently got hit in the

mouth and injured I regret

that, but that came about on the action of the the action of the demonstrators

after they'd been given every

opportunity to leave the

area. People just need to take

a step back, take a deep

breath, calm down and I can

assure you we'll get on top of

attracting attention in the issue. The issue is now

Canberra. I speak on behalf of

all Australians when I say we

deplore and condemn these

attacks. These are senseless

acts of violence. This recent

violent behaviour has the potential to do potential to do great damage to

the reputation of Australia as

a destination of choice. India's High

Commissioner says the spike in

violence has left students

scared. I think those concerns

should be addressed so they're

not forced into the situation

where they have to protest. A student representative group has met with Government

ministers and police to condemn

the violence. You can't get

peace by promoting

violence. This afternoon,

another student gathering urged

the focus to be on violence

rather than the Indian

community. This week's

national accounts figures are

expected to put Australia

officially in recession. But

the Federal Government's trying

to get in first with some

positive talk, saying other

countries are much worse off.

being shielded The Government says Australia's

being shielded by the stimulus

packages, and there is some

evidence that shoppers have

answered the call to spend,

with retail sales rising for

the second month in a row.

More from Political Editor,

Chris Uhlmann. Working with

children is rewarding, and challenging. There are times

when I sit in that Parliament

and I think everyone's behaving

like, you know, poorly behaved infants, infants, yeah. One wonders what

she made of today. If there was

a black hole, it was left to us

by you. Absolutely. The

pictures that illustrated last

week's Question Time have

vanished, but the story's the

same. Then what is the limit on

the Rudd card? They get up and

say, why haven't you spent

more? While simultaneously

saying to us that we shouldn't

borrow to build the nation. I

mean, how stupid can you people be. The be. The national accounts are

out this week and the

Government's preparing for bad

news. And markets are already

expecting a negative quarter

for Australia when data is

released on Wednesday. That

would confirm a recession, so

the Treasurer's practicing his

lines. We are weathering the

storm better than many other

countries. Today's retail trade

figures help. They're up by

0.3% in April. Every one of the 0.3% in April. Every one of the

1.5 million Australians working

in retail will be pleased by

those numbers. The Coalition's

taken aim at the $3.7 million

allocated for signs and plaques

to adorn school building

projects. The plaques will read

"Funded by $315 billion of

debt". Guess how much our Jules

spent on plaques and overall

announcement strategies? $7.1

million. The $315 billion gross

debt figure isn't spooky enough

for the Coalition, so now it's adding every cent of risk

associated with governing to

compile an Armageddon

number. $1 trillion of risk on

debt that did not exist at the

time of the election of the Rudd Government. That doesn't

make any sense at all to add up

the contingent liabilities in the contingent liabilities in

the statement of risk. None

whatsoever. It adds up, in

politics. Public sector

workers may have to wait a bit

longer for that hard-earned pay

rise. The Premier has been in

urgent talks with the unions

about a wage freeze. He's

hoping to strike a deal that

would save the Budget bottom

line millions of dollars. The

Premier briefly put his Budget Premier briefly put his Budget

blues aside for a green

announcement and even better

for his Treasurer, this doesn't

cost a cent. The 120,000,000

hectares of Yengo National Park

will be declared a wilderness

area. We have the complete ring of National Parks right around

Sydney. It offers the highest

level of protection for bushland. So it means that the

types of activities that can

occur here are occur here are low-impact, self-reliant recreational

activities. No horse riding,

no four-wheel drives. But the

Opposition says it's been

treated that way for eight

years. Two weeks out from a

State Budget should be focusing

on economic management, is

still focussed on what Labor always aims for, which are

green preferences come the next

election. But the Premier is

focusing on the massive public

sector wage bill. A team of negotiators

negotiators is attempting to

convince unions to freeze or

lessen this year's wage

increases to help rein in expenditure. Well, the global

recession is impacting on everyone and the union movement

as well understands that more

than ever we need shoulders to

the wheel. He's confident a

compromise will prevail. Barry

O'Farrell pointed out who will

lose. We are talking about

services that are sub-standard and and front-line personnel like police, teachers and nurses

being told they can't have pay

increases. A spokesman for

Unions NSW says it's happy to

listen to the Government's

proposal, but negotiations are

still at an early stage.

Budget day is now only a

fortnight away. 16 Australian

men have been arrested as part

of a global investigation into

a child sex abuse movie on the

Internet. Police Internet. Police in Germany

cracked a worldwide file

sharing network. They

identified 9,000 potential

offenders in more than 90

countries who may have viewed

the abuse video. Police say

the downloaded video

graphically shows the rape of

an 8-year-old girl, probably in

Moscow and contains some of the

worst images of sexual abuse. It's clear that the

message isn't getting out

there, the fact that our law enforcement colleagues throughout Australia and, in

fact, throughout the world are

continuing to arrest people

that are involved in this type

of vile crime. Police forensic

experts took six hours to break the encryption on the computer

of one of the offenders. The

actual ability to obtain

heavily encrypted software is actually increasing, but that

said, so is the police

determination to crack these

particular groups. The police

commander says 10 more search warrants have been issued and more arrests more arrests are expected.

Some of those charged have

already appeared in court. The

rest will do so over the next

three months. A man who was

left to raise his three young

children alone after his wife

died has finally received an

apology from the hospital

involved. Rebecca Murray died

after giving birth at Bathurst

Hospital two years ago. An

inquest has heard she died from

a condition that was not

uncommon, and usually

treatable. It's been a

traumatic two years for Jim

Murray, left to bring up his

three children without their

mother. Don't want another

family and kids woken up not

knowing who their mother

is. The inquest heard Rebecca

Murray was 29 when she suffered

a massive haemorrhage at

Bathurst Hospital after giving


Grace Murray didn't meet her

mum, but is told about her all

the time. We'll keep talking

about her, and she'll grow up

with knowing that her mother

loved her and the same with the

other kids. Her death has already been investigated by

NSW Health and today came a public apology from the

hospital that treated her.

Oh yeah, that could have come

two years ago. The health

service says lessons have been

learned from Rebecca Murray's

death and that changes have

been put in place to avoid a

similar tragedy happening

again. This afternoon, one of

Mrs Murray's

Mrs Murray's doctors told the

inquest he thought she'd lost a

normal amount of blood. The

inquest continues. A man has

been charged over yesterday's shooting of a Sydney police

officer during a siege.

Officer Stephen De Lorenzo was

shot in the arm at Rose bery in

Sydney's south but he's now

recovering at home. A

39-year-old man under police

guard in hospital faced a guard in hospital faced a

bedside court hearing today.

He was charged with wounding

with intent to murder, armed

robbery and detain for

advantage. When it comes to

school bullying, NSW is among

the worst States in the

country. A national study of

7,000 children suggests the

problem is underreported and

there's been an increase in

so-called cyberbullying. In NSW

public schools, we do not

tolerate any form of bullying.

The first priority for any

school system needs to be that

children feel safe when they go

to school. The report found

that one in four children has

experienced bullying. Many are

too scared to report online

harassment for fear of having

their computer or mobile phone

taken away. The ABC has

uncovered internal documents

revealing the State Government

settled on the design of the

Iron Cove Bridge project before Iron Cove Bridge project before

it began public consultation.

The papers also indicate the planning department went out of

its way to ensure the

controversial project would be

approved. It's the troubled

bridge over Sydney's Iron Cove

and plans for a new one are

causing double trouble. Newly-released Government

documents reveal the design

contract for a duplicate bridge

was signed in November 2007 - a

month before going to community

consultation. (Chant) No new

bridge. The papers also show

the planning department made

several changes to the RTA's

application for a second bridge

west of the original. It again

demonstrates that the State

Government went down a path

before properly planning, and

certainly went down that path before talking to the

community. An alternative

design to expand the existing

design to expand the existing

bridge was put forward by

architect Mike Morrissey. The

aim - to avoid a duplicate and

reduce impact on rowers and

sailors. An internal email

dismisses it as costing many

millions more, even though a

detailed costing was never

done. That's despite the

Government having a report from respected engineers supporting

the alternative, because it has no

no new pylons, it's faster to

build and it's cheaper. We've

read through a lot of documents

and we are concerned that the

minister isn't getting the correct advice and we are concerned that independent

advice is not sought. The RTA

advised me they considered up

to 50 options, including a

proposal put forward by Mr

Morrissey in some detail. A

construction contract is among the documents released and the documents released and work

is under way. In all, 25 boxes

of documents have been

released, but there's seven

more that the Government says

contain privileged information

that can't be made public.

Tonight's top story -

passengers on the cruise ship

'Pacific Dawn' get the swine

flu all-clear. Still to come -

one of Australia's most

celebrated consultors makes a

triumphant return.

There's been a special

screening in Dili of a film on

the Balibo Five, the Australian

newsmen killed 34 years ago in

East Timor. It was held for

the country's President and

also those involved in making

the movie. The film depicts

the violence of the events

after Indonesia's invasion, and

had a powerful effect. I was

very emotional... this part of

our history is very important,

and I couldn't stop crying by

seeing some scenes of mass

killing of our people at a time

of the invasion. The filmmakers

fulfilled a promise to show the

movie in Dili before its

Australian premiere. One of

America's corporate giants is about to file about to file for bankruptcy

protection. That means about

60% of General Motors will be

owned by the US Government, in

return for an extra $40 billion

in aid. General Motors will

continue to operate, but 14 US

factories will close, with the

loss of 21,000 jobs. I'm scared

for the city of Detroit and

even the suburbs. A lot of

people depend on the auto

motives and GM. motives and GM. Our day-to-day existence is depending on this.

I have a brother who's a

contract worker for GM and he

never knows from one way to the

next if he's going to have a

job. The move will make General

Motors the largest industrial

bankruptcy in American history.

Onto finance now, and the

Australian dollar has surged to

more than US 80 cents while the

local sharemarket bounced after pov economic

pov economic data. Here's Alan

Kohler. You can forget a rate

cut at tomorrow's Reserve Bank

Board meeting.

More weight will be put on

official figures out today,

retail sales up again by 0.3%

in April, but that builds on a

big rise in March and the performance of manufacturing index up to a

index up to a 7-month high. As

this graph shows the

manufacturing index is well

below the level of 50 that

separates good times from bad

times, but that's a pretty big

rise and it's got the optimists

ringing the recovery bell,

especially with retail sales up

again. Obviously the stimulus

cheques had a lot to do with

that, but sales are holding.

The biggest increases in April

were household items -

furniture, domestic hardware and

and appliances. Newspapers,

books and takeaway food down.

The relatively high interest

rates in Australia, unlikely to come down tomorrow, are pushing

the dollar higher and higher,

causing pain for exporters.

Tonight, it's at more than US 80.5 and the Trade-Weighted

Index is up 20% in p months.

The sharemarket was up again

today as well, by 2%.

Macquarie jumped 12% Macquarie jumped 12% today, apparently because of an interview in the 'Wall Street

Journal' over the weekend.

Other Asian markets were also

pretty strong. Finally, pretty strong. Finally, the

oil price in spawning today

went above $70 a barrel.

Queensland hopes the support of

a sellout Melbourne crowd will

help get them over the line in

their State of Origin opener

against NSW on Wednesday night.

Both teams took to the streets

today, trying hard to whip up a

bit of support among die-hard AFL fans. AFL fans. Rugby League isn't

music to the ears of all

Victorians, and only a small

crowd braved the crowd at a

breakfast meet and greet with

the players in Melbourne's CBD.

Nevertheless, more than 50,000 tickets have been sold to

Wednesday night's series opener

at Docklands, and the word is most fans will be supporting

the Maroons. I get the feeling

there's more support for

Queensland here than NSW, so try and use try and use that to our

advantage. If the Blues are on

the nose it doesn't seem to

bother the coach who wants a

regular State of Origin fixture

in AFL heartland. I think they

should bring the game here

every year. Play one in CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Sydney...

One in Brisbane, and have one

on mutual territories. NSW will

blood seven rookies in game one

and it's taken a while for the

players to hit it

players to hit it off. Day one,

everyone was as quiet as a mouse. It was awkward

actually, but every day we've

gotten better. Rookie Robbie

Farah is one debutante certain

to be targeted. If you allow

him to create things around the

ruck area, it makes it tough

for us. While experience is

firmly in the maroons' favour

there's no sign of complacency

in the Queensland camp. They're going going to come out enthusiastic

and wanting to do well - we

have to have the same

mindset. After uninterrupted

preparation the Maroons are

favourites to open the series

with a win. From king of clay

to feet of clay. Spain's

Rafael Nadal is out of the

French Open clearing the way

for Roger Federer to win at

Roland Garros. The defending champion in the champion in the women's singles

was also beaten. It was swooed

Robin Soderling's demolition of

talking. Here's Peter Wilkins. the No.1 seed that had everyone

It was an unpredictable first

for Rafael Nadal - a losing

wave at Roland Garros. And it

materialised from an unheralded

opponent - 24-year-old swooed,


Soderling. Devastating. He had

strategy was to an ambitious philosophy. My

strategy was to play

aggressive. If Soderling was a

horse, there'd be an

inquiry His last start against

Neddal saw a 6-1, 6-0 defeat,

but under the cool guidance of

former pro Magnus Norman,

Soderling produced unrelenting

winners. Virtually impregnable

on clay, Nadal only fleetingly

produced his produced his best. I didn't

play my best today. Soderling

did, holding nerve on the big

points, then producing some

clutch play in the fourth

set. What a passing shot. He

blitzed the tie-breaker 7-2 for

the win. He's done it! The door

now opens for Roger Federer and

Andy Murray. On a bleak day

for defending champions Anna

Ivanovic lost in straight sets to Victoria Azarenka to Victoria Azarenka from

Belarus. Casey Stoner gave his

racing family a first, with

Ducati's maiden triumph in the

Italian Moto GP. This was a

victory for tactical management

as much as ability. After a

wet start a pitstop after so

laps steered fortunes. Stoner

excelled with his softer tyre

selection. He breezed by Makybe Diva. Just

Diva. Just as hopeful Danny

Pedrosa came to grief and was

carried off Stoner assumed the

lead. He held off rivals Jorge

Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi to

win for the first time in

Italy. Luckily enough, we

managed to hang on through a

few moments and saves and took

the win, which we're absolutely

stoked about. After two wins

this year, Stoner leads the

championship by 4 points. For one slippery

one slippery moment, he looked

anything but a winner.

COMMENTATOR: He's gone down. Unbelievable. After coming off

his bike 500m from the line in

the final 14 kilometre time

trial, Russian Denis Menchov

climbed back on board to win

the tour of Italy by 41

seconds. Australia's Michael

Rogers finished eighth, Lance

Armstrong was 12th.

Australia's Jason Day was close, but couldn't close, but couldn't quite

secure his first US PGA win,

despite shots like this. The

21-year-old needed this putt at

the last to make it a 4way

playoff in Texas. He finished

a shot back on 16 under par.

Steve Stricker beat Steve

Merino American and South

African Tim Clark to win his

first tournament in almost two

years. The sinking of the

'Titanic' was a night to

remember, except for the remember, except for the

smallest survivor. Elizabeth

Gladys Dean was too young to recall the disaster that ended

up dominating her live. She

was only nine weeks old when

the liner hit an iceberg in

April 1912 and sank. She

didn't know she'd been on board

until she was 8. Then she

retold her survival story

countless times. I was so

small, they couldn't get me, small, they couldn't get me,

they couldn't get me a

lifebelt, so I was put in a

sack and put overboard. Millvina Dean turned

down an invitation to the

premiere of the 1997 movie,

saying it would be too

upsetting. The same year, she

completed an Atlantic crossing

on board the QE2. Millvina

Dean died at the weekend. She

was 97. Dismantled pianos, was 97. Dismantled pianos,

rocks suspended in the air and

ghost-like dolls - they're

hallmarks of one of Australia's

most celebrated consultors.

Ken Unsworth has chosen

Sydney's Cockatoo Island for

his first exhibition in five

years. It's a tribute to the

wife he loved and lost. Behind

the walls of the old Turbine

Hall, Ken Unsworth has created

another world. His exhibition

'A Ringing Glass', combines all manner of weird

manner of weird and wonderful

sights and sounds. I've always

done either consciously or unconsciously is to bring about

a sort of, an environment and an atmosphere that's created

with objects and sound and

light and movement. The

self-taught artist has always

been a crowd pleaser and the

piano is often featured. It

partly reflects his love of

music, but mostly it's because music, but mostly it's because

his wife was a child prodigy.

Then after more than 50 years

of marriage, the music

stopped. I think it's to do

with the... that moment, that

last horizon before you enter

the vast limit of space of

forgetfulness. He's a real

renaissance man. We don't have

any others, so he absolutely stands out. Nobody would attempt to do anything as attempt to do anything as ambitious as this. At the heart

of this exhibition is a love

story. Ken Unsworth created

this ball room and invited all

his friends to a grand opening

party to honour the memory of

his wife. It was the party of

a lifetime, staged by a loving

husband. Elizabeth Unsworth

died last year, but her

presence is felt everywhere. To honour her life and to honour her life and to honour

the gifts that she had, that

she gave to me and other people. The exhibition is free

and open every day to those who

want to experience the strange

new world.

Time to check the weather, and

the wet end to May will

continue into June, Graham.

It will be a while before we

see a return of the sunshine.

Rain developing overnight should ease by should ease by Thursday with a

couple of showers over the

weekend and hopefully a mostly

sunny long weekend Monday.

Slow-moving upper and surface

trough. This cloud band and

the subsequent rain will remain

a feature till Thursday. The

front south of Western

Australia will then form into a

slow in the Bight by Thursday.

That'll assist in pushing

trough and cloud further east

and although this will clear

further falls over the the rain, the low will bring

further falls over the weekend,

particularly to the south and

the southern inland of the

State. Accumulated falls this

week will range from 10-25

millimetres for the coast and

the inland, with 5-10

millimetres along the ranges and thunderstorms should

produce isolated heavier falls


Tonight's top story -

passengers from the cruise ship

'Pacific Dawn' are back on dry

land after being cleared of

swine flu. 400 Australians now

have the virus. More than 300

of them are in Victoria. That

is ABC News for this Monday.

The '7.30 Report' is up next,

and I'll be back with updates

during the evening. Goodnight. Closed Captions by CSI

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Welcome to the program. Welcome to the program. As

Federal and State politicians

today rush to condemn a growing

pattern of violent attacks on

Indian students in Melbourne,

there are fears the violence

could damage Australia's

reputation abroad and its

highly lucrative international

education industry here. Both

Government and business here

have pursued India with

increasing vigour in recent

years as one of the emerging powerhouse economies of the region. The Prime Minister

Kevin Rudd was forced today to

publicly reassure the Indian

Government that Australia is

not a racist country, after a

rally of 3,000 Indian students

in Melbourne's CBD. The latest

victim of the run of attacks is

fighting for his life in a

Melbourne hospital. While

police and Indian community