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Live. Tonight, Indonesia names

its price for taking asylum

seekers. We'll continue to

provide resources to assist our

friends as they assist us in

combatting this regional problem. Another Sydney child

falls through an open window.

Big cuts to Australia's bluefin

tuna catch. And live music back

on the menu for cafes and bars.

Good evening, Juanita Phillips

with ABC News. Australians have

always got a good exchange rate

on the dollar in Indonesia and

the Federal Government will be

hoping that value continues.

The reason is that the

'Indonesian Solution', as it's

been dubbed, is going to come

with a hefty price tag.

Indonesia says it is willing to

intercept more boats and

process more asylum seekers but

it will cost Australia at least

$50 million. The price tag was

asylum seekers entered revealed as another boatload of

Australian waters and a

previous group, the 78

slapingens on board the

'Oceanic Viking', were diverted

to another port. Mark Simkin reports. The 'Oceanic Viking'

is all at sea with a cargo

no-one seems to want. It's been

diverted to this Indonesian port not far from Singapore.

When it finally arrives the

asylum seekers will be housed

at a detention facility

Australia helped pay for. The

Afghans here complain about

harsh conditions. This morning

the HMAS 'Albany'intercepted

another boat, the 17th to reach

Australian waters since early

September. Mr Rudd's

asylum-seeker policy or his

border protection policy is in

complete and utter chaos. Mr

Rudd is working on a new plan

with Indonesian officials.

Australia will compensate

Indonesia for intercepting,

housing and repatriating asylum

seekers. A top official

confirmed Jakarta expect more

than $50 million worth of extra

resources. We need much more

funding. For one checkpoint we

need at least $10 million and

we need at least five

checkpoints. The Opposition

still dealing with the domestic

problem, claims some asylum

seekers are likely to be

terrorists. The deputy Liberal

leader appeared to defend the

comments. What Wilson said

yesterday, albeit using

colourful language, was that

there was a security risk if

people arrive by boat without

identity papers. While the

Liberal leader denounced them.

I will not have a part of or be

a party to criticism of asylum

seekers at large. Does that

mean there's a split? Not at

all. If not a split then an

opening for the Government.

Wilson Tuckey's comments were

contemptible. And an opening

for the Greens who think both

parties are inciting trouble.

This respected economist will

be the Greens candidate for the

seat vacated by prOsz. We as

Greens have been appall ed as

the display against people

fleeing genuine persecution.

question is cl whether They'll continue to flee. The

Indonesian, even with its extra

resources, has the capacity or

will to stop them. The large

number of asylum seekers

flooding out of Sri Lanka is

directly related to the end of

the conflict there between the

military and Tamil Tigers.

Hundreds of thousands of people

had their homes and livelihoods

destroyed in the fighting and

many ended up in Government-run

camps in the country's north

closed off to foreign aid

organisations and the media. The Sri Lankan Government has

now released almost 6,000

refugees from the camps and

promised another 36,000 will be

allowed out in the coming

weeks. It's the first time

people from areas formerly

under rebel control have been

allowed to return home but the

Government has come under

strong international criticism

for the slow pace of re resettlement and poor

conditions in the camps. A huge

explosion in Pakistan has

ripped through an upmarket

neighbourhood in Peshawar in

the north-west. Initial reports suggest 10 people have been

injured. The attack comes just

hours after a suicide bombing

at a military base in killed at

least six people. Back home and

less than a week after a Sydney

toddler was killed falling from

an open window, another boy has

similar accident. The been seriously injured in a

authorities say it's a growing

problem and they're urging

parent to take more care.

Paramedics treat a 6-year-old

boy after he fell from his second level bedroom in

Sydney's south. Aden Del Pozo

plunged 4m through a flyscreen

to the driveway below. On

arrival, paramedics found the

patient with head injuries and

was transferred to hospital. He

is now in a stable condition.

It comes five days after the

death of a Sydney 3-year-old

who fell 15m out of a window at

Kogarah. It has been two

incident in a row and a concern

to all of us. These type oaf

incidents are becoming

increasingly common as more

people live in high density

housing. A lot of people are

living in high rise buildings

and it's also houses and if a

child's bedroom is on the

second storey. I advise not to

have furniture at all around a

window. The calls are for

safety experts to have windows

fitted with barriers or locks

in the lead-up to summer. We

do open our windows and leave

them open and we have to check

if someone is going to play in

that room we go back into the

room and close it. The State

Government says it's

investigating how buildings can

be made safer for children. The

Federal Treasurer has warned

the states that any attempts to

claw back pension increases

from this year's Budget will be

blocked by the Commonwealth.

Wayne Swan has met his State

and Territory counterparts in

what's been described as a

robust and lively discussion.

He says he told the Treasurers

the Government is working on

policy options to stop them

lifting rents for pensioners in

public housing. I made it very

clear to them, absolutely clear

that the Commonwealth will not

tolerate any clawback of that

base rate pension increase by

states for pensioners in public housing. The Treasurer says

most states have fallen into

line with the Government's

position but it's understood

that NSW and Victoria want a

bigger share of the pension

rise. Australia's multi million-dollar tuna fishing

industry is facing a drastic

cut. Southern bluefin stocks

have been fished to alarming

levels and the nations

responsible have agreed to

reduce their catch. Australia

is taking the biggest hit of

30%. Some scientists say that's

not enough to save the species

but will have a dramatic impact

on prices and jobs. China

correspondent Steven McDawnal

reports from South Korea where

the decision has been made.

Australian fishermen had better

get ready to start cutting back

their catch of southern blew

blew. An international

agreement signed today cuts the total allowable catch across

the globe but each country has

a different allocation. Australian fishermen say Japan

has taken 200,000 tons of fish

above its quota over two

decades and they question why

it isn't being asked to bear

more of the pain. Australia

has in fact been hit the worst

by a cut of 30% in the quota

and Japan only 20%. Obviously

it's not realistic or

acceptable. We'll have to

reduce our staff and reduce our

workforce, that means there's

going to be less people out

there catching the fish,

there's going to be less people

involved in the fish management

side, less people in the

processing side. On South

Korea's Jeju island the

southern blew blew fishing

nations have been considering a scientific report which says

the spawning stock of this

species is at 5% of 1940s

levels so something had to be

done. It's argued this cut

will, over time, allow the southern bluefin tuna to

recover somewhat but that only

if everyone complies properly.

Illegal fishing is bound to go

on in international waters

where nobody is there to stop

it. The more pessimistic view

is today's reduction is well

short of what's needed to save

this valuable fish. The cut may

cost Australia hundreds of

millions in export dollars but

the disappearance of the

southern bluefin tuna will cost

a lot more. Thailand has deploy

ed the full force of its

military to stop protesters

disrupting this weekend's ASEAN

summit. There's tight security

in place as the region's

political leaders arrive for discussions on climate change,

disaster management and human

rights. Southeast Asia

chron-Karen Percy report from

Hua Hin, a town currently under

emergency law. The ASEAN

leaders were given a

traditional Thai welcome to the

15th annual summit. But there

was a modern take too - the

anthem for ASEAN which began in

Thailand more than four decades

ago. Today the grouping marked

a milestone, the establishment

of the region's first agency

dedicated to promoting and

protecting human rights. ASEAN

has always sought to improve

the quality of lives of its

people. ASEAN's relevancy in

the future will be judged from

our ability to respond to

challenges affecting the well

being of our people in a

concrete and timely manner. The

commission will be controlled

by the 10 Governments but

critics say it will lack

teeth. ASEAN is still living

with the principle of

noninterference which will

prevent the body taking any

proactive and effective

role. Burla has been the main

stumbling block on human right

but Vietnam, which will be the

next ASEAN President, has also

been reluctant to practice what

is preached in ASEAN's

so-called people's Charter and

today a meeting between leaders

and civil society groups was effectively scuttled when half

of the representatives were

rejected and those who remained

were not allowed to address the

meeting. This is a replay of

the ASEAN's leaders meeting and

east Asia summit which was

disrupted in April. Thailand

isn't taking any chances this

time, enacting emergency laws

off Hua Hin. The navy has ships

off the coast, while on land

soldiers are sweeping for

bombs. 25 years after the world

rallied to help the starving in

Ethiopia, the African nation

has once again issued an

emergency appeal for aid. East

Africa is suffering its worst

drought in heckade s leaving

millions across the region in a

desperate situation. Indigenous tribes including the Turkarna

in Kenya, are now facing the

threat of starvation. Those who

depend on livestock for their

diet have been forced to sell

their emaciated animals at

discounted prices in return for

food and clothing. Since we

aren't using the animals, at

least the community is getting

something to help

themselves. Years of poor

harvests have devastated food

stocks and the World Food

Programme says it's struggling

to provide relief, however, aid

agency Oxfam says food aid is

not the answer to the perpetual

cycle of drought and famine.

Anti-Fascist campaigners say it

was a step too far. For the

British National Party it was a

victory for the far right. The

party's leader was given a

platform on the BBC's flagship debate program Question Time

and the broadcaster says it was

essential for democracy. Europe

correspondent Philip Williams

reports. Political discussion

shows don't usually ignite

these passions. Never again!

But then never before has the

late evening TV program invited

this man, Nick Griffin, leader

of the whites only British

National Party. Many here argue

allowing him on the television

program will give his party a

legitimacy it doesn't deserve.

These people are occupying the

road here determined to stop

Nick Griffin getting into the

television centre. They say his

views simply shouldn't be given

air. Nazi scum off our

streets! Around 25 protesters

did manage to break through the

gates, some were draggeded out

of the building. This is what

they do to protect the Nazis!

Shame on you, BBC! But while

all this was happening out the

front, nick Griffin, guarded by

his own security people, was

slipping in the back. What are

you expecting from this

evening? A fair old political

rough and tumble foo. When the

BNP picked up two seats in the

recent European parliamentary

elections with justed under a

million votes , the BBC argued

it was no longer tenable to

ignore them. The vast

majority of this audience find

what you stand for to be

completely disgusting and

reprehensible. Did you deny

the Holocaust? I do not have

a conviction for Holocaust

denial. This was never going

to be an easy ride. Where do

you want me to go? I love this

country, I'm part of this

country. I'm happy for you to

stay here. What we've said is

we believe it's time to shut

the door because this country

is over-crowded, that

criminals, bogus asylum seekers

should be deported and everyone

else can stay. Nick Griffin

said he landed some punches.

Who they hit is a matter of

debate. Tonight's top story -

Indonesia names its price for housing asylum seekers and

still to come, a new look at a

classic story. Your favourite

cafe may soon be serving up

something a little different.

Regulatory changes coming into

effect next week mean it's

going to be cheaper and easier

for small venues to host live music. While it's great news

for the music industry, it also

means things could be about to

get a whole lot louder in your

suburb. Sydney's Annandale

hotel is an institution for

live music. It's also one of a

dwindling number of venues

available for live performances

in the State but that's all

about to change with the Government scrapping special

live music licences. From

Monday Monday, this means that

cafes, restaurants and other

venues will be able to provide

public entertainment without

the need to go through an additional approval process.

It's a move that's been a long

time coming and has taken two Planning Ministers to bring to

life. I have no doubt NSW has

the musicianship to rival any

international region and we'll

welcome the emergence of a

strong live music culture

within our State. Performers

say these changes could be a

big career boost. With more

venues across the State, the

battle to book a gig could

become easier. I think in

Sydney we need to build it

slowly and get the audience out

there as well and have the

venues and musicians there so

people get used to it again and remember they love live

music. There are concerns more

live music will lead to more

noise complaints. Venues must operate within appropriate

noise limits and that doesn't

matter whether they have

somebody there on a guitar or

nay have a television screen

showing a rugby league

match. But musicians say venues

have their own special way of

dealing with that. I play in

lots of venues with noise restrictions and generally the

power cuts off if you get a

little too loud. From Monday

it will be the State's live

music scene which will be well

and truly plugged in.

Australia's biggest phone

companies have faced a surge in

complaints over hefty bills and

poor customer service. The

ombudsman for the telecommunications industry has been dealing with a record

number of customer gripes about

the way phone companies

operate. More from

communications reporter Michael

Roland. Mobile phone and

Internet technology may be

advancing but customer service

levels simply aren't keeping

up. There is a long way to go

before customers can be confident that their voices are being heard and they're receiving a level of service

they are happy with. The

ombudsman says more than

230,000 individuals and small

businesses had a complaint

about their phone or Internet

service in the year to July,

that's a jump of 54%. Billing

issues were the biggest sore

point with complaints nor than

doubling. Mobile phone

complaints rose 79%, complaints

about Internet services

increased by 57% while there

was a 40% spike in the number

of problems with landlines. One

of the biggest sources of angst

are the new smart phones that

can also be used to surf the

web. An increasing number of

users have been getting nasty

surprises when they receive

their monthly statements.

There has been a phenomenon

called bill shock which we've highlighted recently,

particularly from data

downloads and it's so important

that industry gives good tools

to its customers to manage

those spends. Industry

heavyweight Telstra attracted

the lion's share of complaints,

Optus was next in line followed

by Hutchison and Vodafone. It's

a huge disappointment. This

industry have had chance after

chance to improve things but

they really just don't care.

The consumer watchdog says the

phone company should be forced

to make a $50 compensation

payment to each person unhappy with customer service. While

they're not rushing to embrace

this idea, the big phone

companies admit they have to

lift their game. Telstra in

particular concedes it's not

doing a good enough job to deal

with complaints and is pleading

for patience as it strives to

do better. To finance and share

markets rallied today after

some better-than-expected

company results. But as Alan

Kohler reports, import and

export prices have fallen

sharply. We're now starting to

see the effect of the stronger

Australian Dollar on our

international trade prices.

Import prices fell 3% in the

September quarter, 12% over the

past year and that's the

biggest such fall in 28 years.

Export prices fell even more

because of the big price cuts

agreed to by the iron and coal

producers this year. The

Australian Dollar was

untroubled by the news, went up

about half a percent today and

touched 93 again last night.

Commodity prices were mixed.

Nickel was down, tin up, oil up

in Asia and gold fell half a

per cent . Gold's been a bit

disappointing lately compared

to oil especially. Since the

start of October when gold went

above US$1,000 an ounce it's

gone up 6% but oil's jumped

14%. Since the start of the

year it's 20% versus 80%. This

is due to demand from emerging

countries especially China. The

countries in the OECD, that is

the developed world, now

represent less than half of the

global demand for energy and

that's an historic shift. US

shares went up more than 1%

last night because of the

continuing flow of good profits

and in Australia today the

plOrds followed suit for much

the same reason. Wesfarmers

jumped 7% because sales by its

subsidiary Coles jumped. The

big banks went up 3%, Fairfax

rose 3% and Macquarie Infrastructure slumped 7% after

a big parcel of shares was

sold. I'm back on Sunday at 10 with 'Inside Business' and the

head of the super system

review, Jeremy Cooper.

Entertainer Don Lane has been

buried in Sydney less than 24

hours after his death. Around

40 family and close friends

turned out for a short Jewish

ceremony at a ceremony in

Sydney's north. There were well

known faces, people who became

life-long friends during his

celebrated career. It was

beautiful. It was a traditional

Jewish funeral. Words were

spoken in Hebrew and English and everyone understood what

was going on and his son made a

beautiful speech. I always

believe the great entertainers,

the ones who are special, are

those who are like nobody else

and Don was a one-off. I mean,

he was a tall, handsome - he

was a sex symbol. The much-loved performer died

yesterday in a Sydney nursing

home from a dementia-related

illness. He was 75. The date

for a public memorial service

is expected to be announced

soon. The Wallabieses have had

a dits appointing year but

they'll be looking to end it on

a winning note when they leave

for their tour of Japan and the British isles tomorrow. Matt

Giteau received a boost ahead

of the trip when he won the

John Eales medal. It's an

indication of how the Wallabies

have been going that the man

judged the best performed

player of the last 12 months

doesn't rate his own form. I

think it's probably the worst

Tri-Nations I've played so I've

got to continue to play badly.

The award is a vote of

confidence for it play-maker

who was overlooked for a

leadership role and may be

removed from his flay-half

position to the centres. You

want the respect of other

players and it means a lot.

Recent form suggests the

Wallabies will struggle to

emulate the efforts of the 1984

team that won Tests in England,

Ireland, Wales and Scotland to

complete a historic Grand Slam.

NSW will face the Trinidad and

Tobago juggernaut in tonight's

final of the Twenty20 Champions

League. Kieran Pollard showed

off his athleticism in the west

Indian team's 7-wicket win over

South Africa's Cape Cobras. The

batsman was given the benefit

of the doubt. What an

effort. Dwayne Bravo made an

unbeaten 58 as his team passed

the copras' total of 125 with

four balls to spare. We're happy getting to the final. Tomorrow is important. And

we're not content with this

win. On one hand the trainer of Cox Plate favourite

Whobegotyou is talking down his

chances. I'm apprehensive.

He's a 4-year-old, they've got

a bad record, trainers have got

a bad record double and up. Not

a lot of expectations for

tomorrow. On the other there's

bristling confidence. He's

never been better. Last year

Kavanagh won with Maldivian. He

dozen expect the race to be

tactically such a victory as

Maldivian's when it was allowed

to dictate in front. You can't

catch the same rabbits twice in

the one trap. If front running

Sir Slick is ruled out tactics

could change for all including

24-year-old Cox Plate rookie

Con Karakatsanis with Black

Piranha and the man 58 years

his senior Bart Cummings who

has So You Think. Tim Cahill

wore the skippers arm band for

Everton overnight but his

Socceroos magic had gone.

Everton went down 5-0 to

Portugal's Benfica in the

Europa League. Harry Kewell

helped his team win and Mark

Schwarzer did his best to help

Fulham win the tie against

Roma, saving a penalty after

his team went one up. The game

ended in a 1-1 draw. When it

comes to enduring popularity

it's hard to beat the 'Wizard

of Oz'. The story itself is 100

years old and inspired one of

Hollywood's most successful

films. Now an Australian

children's theatre company has

taken it on and given it a

feisty modern twist.

# To satisfy an itch

# Went flying on... This actor

is playing Dorothy in the

'Wizard of Oz' which is helping

her reach back to her

childhood. I'm close to 32 and

I play it extra, extra young

and for some reason it comes

across. This production from

Adelaide is true to the story

but uses multimedia effects and

a modern cast of characters to

appeal to a new generation of audiences. # Somewhere over the Wayne

bow... Judy Garland's

performance as Dorothy in the

1939 film classic helped make

it one of the most popular

movies of all time.

# There's a land that I heard

of once in a lullaby #

Ursula was pregnant when she

was approached to fill those

big red shoes. She hesitated at

first but has now given the

real role a new energy. She

has the bring the truth and

emotional stakes. She has to

make us believe the emotion in

the over-the-top world we've

made. She really packs a punch,

I think, yeah.

# Somewhere over the rainbow #

I guess as an Aboriginal girl

it has another meaning also.

It's that thing of some day in

the future is going to be

something amazing, if not for

me then for my daughter or my

grandchildren. Australia's own

Wizard of Oz is about to start

a Sydney season. Checking the

weather now. Looks like we're

in for a bit of spring and

winter this weekend, Graham?

Definite weekend of two halves.

Warm and partly cloudy and

humid tomorrow but cool, wet

and cloudy on Sunday.

Cloud in the northeast of NSW

is from thunderstorms

developing along the trough

with the southern band

associated with a weak change.

The trough will trigger more

storms in the north of the

State tomorrow with rain,

showers and thunderstorms

becoming widespread by Sunday

when a cold front moves in to

the State and we'll see a weak

low then develop along the

trough. The best of the falls

will be north and east of a

line from Wollongong to tibbera

and they'll accumulate over the

next four to six days.

Thanks, Graham. Tonight's

top stories again - Indonesian

says it's willing to intercept

more boats and process more

asylum seekers but it will cost

Australia at least $gift

million and the multimillion-dollar tuna

fishing industry is facing

massive cuts with stocks of

bluefin tuna alarmingly low,

countries have agreed to reduce

their catches and Australia

will take the biggest hit. Stay

tuned for Stateline with Quentin Dempster. Goodnight. Closed Captions by CSI

This week, is there... A

smell in NSW. Or is it... Time

to put up or shut up. Also

selling off Sydney's urban

farm. Will it close at

Christmas? Where will city

children go? Everybody say

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NSW, I'm Quentin Dempster. Put

up or shut up. In front of a

room full of this State's

biggest property developers,

Planning Minister Kristina

Keneally this week declared her

confidence in the integrity of

the planning system. In a

debate with Opposition planning