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CC Mob violence police the

targets on the streets of

Melbourne. Mission to Tonga -

Australian forces out to

restore order. Three dead in

another teenage road tragedy.

And Test uncertainty - an Australian injury in the lead

up to the Ashes. Good evening,

Joe O'Brien with ABC News. The

G20 protests shortly but first Australian troops and Federal

Police are tonight on the

ground in Tonga in a rapid

deployment to the riot-stricken

capital, 85 Australians have

joined a New Zealand contingent

to help Tongan security forces

restore order. This morning

Federal Police were embarking

on yet another mission to a

South Pacific island on the

brink. They'll help patrol the

streets which have been closed

since Thursday's rioting when

prodemocracy protesters torched

80% of the capital Nuku'alofa

leaving eight people dead. The

Australians will also conduct

criminal investigations. The

Australian component will be

comprised of some 50 ADF

personnel, 30 of whom will be

infantry and 20 logisticians

and some 35 Australian Federal

Police including forensic

experts. New Zealand has sent

62 troops and will command the

overall operation. With

commercial flights cancelled

for the time being, a priority

is to security the airport for

possible evacuations. We hope

that we can see just a short

presence by both Australia and

New Zealand. Overnight there

was more violence and n the

capital with two Chinese-owned

businesses burnt down. The King

remains under heavy guard but

today his office issued a

statement expressing his

distress and sympathy for the

families of those killed in

this latest violence.

so far 100 people have been

arrested for arson , looting

and drunkenness. The Tongan

police have obviously been

working extensive long hours

and role will be to support

them. I'm confident that the Australian New Zealand force

will certainly bring a sense of stability. Tonight the prodemocracy movement says it

will attempt tro present a

petition to the King calling on

him to dismiss the government.

John Howard has hit out at pop

stars like Bob Geldof and U2's

Bono for failing to give

governments around the world

sufficient credit for trying to

alleviate poverty. The Prime

Minister delivered the

broadside in Hanoi. For Vietnam

APEC is an opportunity not just

to show off its bustling

economic prowess but to show

case its culture. But John

Howard had other cultural icons

in his sights accuse ing stars

like U2's Bono of simplistic analysis of the

poverify. Politicians have to

do what you tell them to

do. It's popular, of course, to

be in receipt of admonitions

from leaders of pop

culture. Climate change has

barely got a look in at past

APEC summits. Now he's under

pressure on the subject at

home, John Howard's making sure

it's squarely on the agenda

here in Hanoi even though he

still has doubts about the

depth of the problem. I retain

some degree of scepticism about

some of the things that are

said in a frenetic manner about

climate change. Hanoi's increasingly polluted skies

reveal how hard it is to juggle

growth and the environment. The

Prime Minister remains adamant

Kyoto's not the answer and once

again defended his Government's

record. The emissions target

set by Kyoto for Australia will

either be met or as we say,

near as damn it be met. Global

warming will be an issue when

Australians go to the polls

again. The Prime Minister

doesn't want to be caught

short. He's already determined

that climate change will be the

theme when he hosts APEC in

Sydney next year. Probably

within weeks of election.

Organisers said it would be a

peaceful protest but the scenes

on Melbourne streets today were

chaotic. As the G20 summit got

under way, it was overshadowed

by violent clashes between

protesters and police. But with

a venue lock down, the

protesters failed to disrupt

the meeting of finance mrns an

Central braverning governors

from across the world. It was

suppose to be the Treasurer's

chance to strut the world stage

but all too soon it turned to

violence. Police vans and

corporate giants were targeted

and while the protest of around 1,500 might have been smaller

than expected, the angry mob

still managed to break through

police barricades. Organisers

say it wasn't suppose to be

like this. We've got no

interest in trying to have any

argy-bargy with the police. The

G20, you call G20 I call Ali

Baba and the 20 thieves. The

G20 chairman, Treasurer Peter

Costello had urged Melburnian s

to showcase their city to the

world. Protest organisers too

wanted a peaceful rally but

their plan didn't always come

off. One group of masked

protesters seemed determined to

make trouble. They stood apart

from the main group and

attacked not only police but

their horses as well. We understand they've come from

perhaps Europe as part of their

lifestyle is to demonstrate

around different parts of the

world. Who knows what mote

vaits them. Who knows why they

try and engage in violence. Who

knows what misguided thoughts

they have. While Peter Costello

condemned what he called the

militant and hardcore

demonstrator, he was determined

not to be distracted from the

business of the G20. He was

upbeat about the strength of

the global economy, pointing to

growth in Europe, America and

Japan. We haven't had world

growth on multiple engines for

a while. But that same growth

has fueled massive demand for

energy and while there was

discussion of greenhouse

emissions and a worldwide

carbon trading system, talk of

the high price of oil was

inescape able. Nobody's

ventured to put a price on oil

in future months. It was the

same story for interest

rates. I don't think any

central banker worth their salt would tell you where they're

going to go next. Central

bankers are very Delphic about

these things. But Mr Costello

did hint that the inflation

that's driven recent rate rises

could be on the way down.

Noting that some prices for

minerals an energy are falling. The Papua New Guinea

government has taken the first

step to repair its diplomatic relationship with Australia.

PNG's new foreign minister Paul

Tiensten said he's committed to

restoring relations which

soured after the wanted

Australian lawyer Julian Moti

escaped to the Solomon Islands

last month plsmt Tiensten described the saga as

unfortunate. We've got the

interests at stake, both

countries have got a lot at

stake and I think we need to

reengage quickly so that we reestablish our relationship

like before. The foreign

minister also reiterated PNG's

commitment to the regional

assistance mission to the

Solomons island, countering

recent reports it had pulled

out of the aid mission. Four

Americans and an Austrian have

been taken hostage in Iraq. The

civilian contractors were part

of a convoy travelling through

the southern town of Safwan.

They were captured by gunmen

who set up a fake checkpoint.

Witnesses said the kidnappers

were disguised as police and

were wearing recently issued

uniforms. In a blow for the State Opposition Leader another

shadow minister has been rolled during Liberal Party

preselection. The moderate

upper house MP John Ryan has

failed to win a place on the

upper house ticket. John Ryan

summed it up as he was about to undertake the political fight

of his life. It's a bit like

Survivor, isn't it? But the

Opposition disability services

spokesman didn't survive today's Liberal Party

preselection for the upper

house. He's another moderate

ousted by the right wing and

it's a setback for Peter Debnam's leadership. I was

supporting John Ryan and John

Ryan has been a great MP and a

great shadow minister. And Mr

Debnam continues to be attacked

for his suggestions that the Attorney-General was under investigation. The Premier has

demanded Mr Debnam withdraw his

comments and apologise. He's

just too risky, too dangerous,

he just says the first thing

that comes to his head and God

help NSW if he ever became

Premier. But Peter Debnam is

standing by his line of

questioning under parliamentary

privilege. The fact of the

matter is the Premier knows the

truth of the matter, or he

should. I believe I know the

truth of the matter but the

Premier won't answer the

questions. Yesterday the Police Integrity Commission advised in

a letter that it didn't need to

speak to the Attorney-General.

The Opposition Leader says that

letter is ambiguous and doesn't

answer his questions. Three

teenagers are dead and a fourth

is fighting for her life after

an horrific car crash on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

Police still aren't sure what

caused the single vehicle

accident but they haven't ruled

out speed as a factor. Shocked

friends gathered at the

Mountain Creek accident scene

today, their personal message s

and flowers the only evidence

of the horror that unfolded in

the early hours. I haven't seen

an accident so bad in 26.5

years. It was just - it's just

frightening. The sedan was

ripped apart when it slammed

into a tree. Two men aged 18

and 19 and a 15-year-old girl

died instantly. A third

passenger, a 15-year-old girl

from Buderim was critically

injured. He was flown to Royal Brisbane Hospital and remains

in a coma. The amount of fam l an people that have been

devastated by this is huge.

It's not just three fam l it's

all their friends. It was

everyone that was here this

morning. It just leaves an indelible imprint you just

don't get rid of. Despite

Queensland seniors graduating

yesterday, the police say

victims were not schoolies

celebrating the year's end but

they say the stradgedy should

be a stark reminder to teenage drivers of the high stakes on

the road. And I would urge

every parent tonight to make

their kids sit down and watch

this coverage and look at that

vehicle. Police still aren't

sure what caused the crash but

are confident no other vehicle

was involved. The Federal Communications Minister says

the growth of the Internet is a

major challenge for traditional

forms of journalism. Senator

Helen Coonan has delivered the annual Andrew Olle lecture in

Sydney. She says media

organisations are adapting to

online opportunities such as

dedicating their best reporters

to write for the web. This

shift towards legitimacy and

the acceptance by traditional

media of the growing importance

of their online offerings may eventually debunk the claim

that the Internet lacks credibility. Senator Coonan

says while the shift is

dramatic, journalism's move to

the Internet can only enhance

democracy. A landmark decision to repatate Australian

Aboriginal remains has been

made by Britain's Natural

History Museum. However, the

plan for their return has disappointed some scientists

and angered the Aboriginal

community. It's taken decades

of lobbying and a change in

British law but the Natural

History Museum has finally

agreed to return the remains of

17 Tasmanian aborigines which

were taken from the island

early in the 19th century. We

do regard it as important that science doesn't trump the

ethical, moral, religious,

spiritual or other reasons why

the claimant communities are

putting forward their

claims. The museum has spent 12

months considering the

Australian Government's request

but its consent comes with a

proviso. The museum plans to

scan and weigh the remains and

sample their DNA. They tell a

very interesting story about

human evolution and the

evolution of Tasmanian

Aboriginals themselves. The

proposed analysis has incensed

the Tasmanian Aboriginal

community which wants its ancestors cre mated and laid to

rest. We are ju, you know,

devastated that there's a sting

in the tail of this so-called

offer. The Aboriginal centre

describes the research as

cultural vandalism and it's not

satisfied with the museum's

assurance that any material

removed from the remains will

be replaced. We will be calling

on the Prime Minister to meet

with us, understand our

position and then to talk to

Tony Blair to prevail upon the

national history museum to

return the remains without all

this intervention. The Natural

History Museum will also

repatate a skull that was

illegally exported from South

Australia in 1913. The housing

market may be experiencing a

lull, but the buildsing

industry is booming - the green

building industry, that is. In

the last year there's been a

250% growth in constructions

deemed green and one of the

best examples is the new

Canberra International Airport.

It may look like your average

new building but virtually

every part of Canberra's

International Airport has been

built with recyclable products. These buildings are

green not only because it makes

commercial sense but it's also

the right thing to do. It's

Australia's first green star

building, a program that rates

environmental impact. 90% of

the steel, 30% of the cement

and all the glass and timber

are recycled. At the same time,

it's using 40% less energy and

water than conventionally built

structures. We spent a lot of

time working with industry to bring recycled materials into

these buildings an we had to

develop new processes with

industry, for example, to bring

over 90% recycled steel. It's a

growing trend in Australia.

This year there's been a 250%

increase in buildings registering for a green star

rating. According to the green

building council, the reason is

obvious. You're becoming more

efficient with how you build

the building so you're using

less materials. The cost of

building a green airport was 7%

higher than a conventional one,

but that's been offset by

lowing running costs. Some

people think building green is

expensive and that's certainly

been the attitude in industry.

It's wrong. State Governments

are considering insentives for

companies to build green, with

costs not much greater, the

green building council believes

they can't afford not to.

Tonight's top story - there's

been violent clashes between

police and demonstrators in

Melbourne at the start of the

G20 summit. And still to come,

celebrating the career of a

much-loved Australian artist.

Australia's cricket selectors

have added Michael Clarke to

the side for the first Ashes Test as cover for the

all-rounder Shane Watson.

Watson's hamstring strain and

an injury to England's Steve

Harmison have added further

intrigue to the series opener.

Shane Watson has been there

before. Injuries have marked

his career and now on the

threshold of an Ashes debut

he's battling an hamstring

strain. But the all-rounder

remains upbeat. I'm a bit optimistic. We've got to see

how it continues in the next

couple of days an I'll be doing

everything I can to be ready

for Thursday but we'll see what

happens. Watson felt his

hamstring tighten yesterday

playing in Queensland's limited

overs loss to WA in Perth.

He'll undergo further medical

assess ment in Brisbane

tomorrow with Michael Clarke on standby. I'm pretty good

friends with Watto so I hope he

pulls up OK F not I'll

certainly be ready to go. Key

England paceman Steve Harmison

is being monitored as well

having pulled out of the

three-day game with SA with a

side complaint. It's not the

bowlers but England's top order

that would appear a problem as

the tour wirs reduced to 3/34

this morning. That provided the

perfect stage for Ian Bell and

Paul Collingwood's counter

offensive. They were slow

before lunch but their

partnership blossomed in the

middle session. The Red beation

thought they'd broken through a

couple of times but didn't get

the nod from the umpires.

Hoping to get the nod from the

national selector s Shaun Tait

was a handful but the bulk of

the work was left to the

spinners an the leg breaks of

Cullen Bailey provided the

breckthrough . Centurion Bell

was dismissed for 132 after tea

with Tait claiming his third

wicket. Kooechb Pietersen

misjudged Jason Gillespie and

Tait was forced off the ground

complaining of cramp. And at

stumps on day 2:

Newcastle golfer Nathan Green

holds the lead heading into the

final round of the Australian

Open at Royal Sydney. Green is

one shot ahead of Brett Rumford

and Gavin Coles while Adam

Scott is also within striking

distance. The Greens, Nathan

and Richard, found bunkers and

trees as they May made shaky

starts. Rich Green stumbled on

the forth but birdied the seventh.

COMMENTATOR: Look at this, look

at this. After starting with

round with a 2-shot lead,

Nathan Green produced only one

birdie on the front nine but

didn't droch a shot. Hopeful

lrg just hang about for

tomorrow. W h WA golfer Brett

Rumford surged into confenction

with three birdies in a

row. Yes, what a put from

Rumford. Gavin Coles was

getting hot under the collar as

was Richard Green. While Nathan

Green saw red after a double

bogey on the 13th. This is bad dream time, this is not

good. And bogies on the next

two holes meant he was now

sharing the lead with Rumford

and Coles. Nathan Green hit the

front with a birdie on the

16th. And as one shot ahead of

Rumford and Coles heading into

the final day. That is all set up now.

Looking for his first big

title in Australia, world

number four Adam Scott is only

two shots from the lead. Just a

little to the right. Having

only just made the cut, Greg

Norman treated the large

galleries to a vintage display

with five birdies and an eagle

in his round of 68. Thousands

of English sports fans already

in Brisbane for the Ashes are

expected to help create a

record post war league crowd

for tonight's Tri-Nations showdown. Great Britain needs to beat Australia or at least

draw, to qualify for next week's final in Sydney. The

Kangaroos have had a relaxed

week at training although

second rower Sam Thaiday was

keen to tackle a slippery

opponent in the city botanical

gardens this morning. There

will be no easy going on

tonight's rivals

tonight. Redemption, I suppose

is a bit of a word that has

been used. We want to obviously

redeem ourselves from last week where certainly our ball

control wasn't good enough. We

didn't get to enough of our

kicks. Brett Kite is expected

to wear a rib card to protect

cartilage damage suffered in

the loss. Frank Farina says

hard work and a shot of

confidence are the keys to the

Roar staying in the A Leigh's

top four but their position is

looking shaky after they went

down 2-0 to Melbourne at Lang

Park last night. Frank Farina

got an early goal off the boot

of one of his players. The

trouble was it was at the wrong end.

COMMENTATOR: Oh, it's an own

goal by Andrew Packer. The

first goal of the Frank Farina

era. The Roar's commitment

couldn't be doubted although

they were perhaps zblt of over

exuberance in some of their

challenges. While they took

most of their chances from

outside the box, they relied

heavily on athletic keeper Liam

Reddy to stay in touch. Queensland's night took a

further turn for the worse when Socceroo Archie Thompson

pounced on a bouncing ball. And

that could well be the three

points for Melbourne

Victory. Lady Luck continued to

desert the Roar although the

players had themselves to blame

for some wasted chances. I

think we gave away two pretty

ordinary goals tonight and you

can't do that against a team

like Melbourne who are sit on

top of the league, playing very

well. Only lost one game all

year. Melbourne suffered a high

attrition rate and by match end

had a long list of walking wounded. There's a fair cost

for three points today. I think

we've got eight injuries in the last count which is probably

more than we've had for the

whole season. While Melbourne

is 12 points clear on the

ladder, the Roar's top 4

struggle doesn't get any easier

with titleholders Sydney their

next challenge. West Sydney has

lost its first game under new

coach Cal Bruton going down by

35 points to the premiership

leader Perth. The former

Wildcats coach replaced the

sacked Mark Watkins and had 24

hours to prepare for the game.

The Razorbacks weren't able to

keep pace with the

Wildcats. When I arrived at the

kan non-s they were at the

bottom, when I arrived at

Hobart they were on the bottom

and there's only one way to

go. The Wildcats won

115-80. Australia's Anna Meares

has set a new world record at

the World Cup cycle meet in

Sydney. She broke her own mark

in the 500 metre time trial by

eight thousands of a second.

It's a surprising result early

in the season after struggling

with a back injury. Incredible,

you know, I knew I had good

form, you know, the repation

I've had this season has been wonderful. Last night Kate

Bates took out the women's

point race to claim Australia's

first gold for the event.

Victorian cyclist Mark French

was in the spotlight on his return to international

competition after a drugs

controversial. He crossed the

line in second position in the

Kieren but was relegated to

sixth place for

interference. The sculptures of

Tom Bass adorn public,

corporate and religious buildings around Australia and

now the artist is being

honoured with his first

retrospective of his work to

mark his 90th birthday. It's an

exhibition that includes one

sculpture which was

controversially called a

urinal. It's a daily habit that

Tom Bass doesn't want to break

- creating new sculptors and

maintaining ones like this one

he made half a century

ago. It's a kind of drug. It's

something you must do. You see

the world that way and you've

just got to express it that

way. He calls the sculptures

totems and they're in many

cities including Canberra where

this huge copper work marks the entry to the National

Library. The totem idea is

absolutely central to my whole

philosophy of sculpture, that

is I believe in public

sculpture. Now there's this

first retrospective of his work

at the Sydney Opera House. There's certainly no-one

like him as a public sculptor,

certainly not the output Tom

has had. He's amazing and being

90 doesn't seem to be an

obstacle in terms of him

physically making work or

actually adding to student's

work as well. Tom Bass is also

a teacher and family man and he

says he's still learning how to

be a father. One of the things

I've learned is that although

you get a second chance you

don't necessarily improve. His

six children range in age from

62 to his 15-year-old son

Peter. No doubt until the end

of his life, I'll only be

discovering the true Tom Bass

no doubt long after he's

dead. Tom Bass prefers his work

to be outside so the retrospective includes a

sculpture walk that follows

some of his significant

creations - the Cysters and

more importantly the P and O

fountain playfully dubbed by

some as a urinal and by others

as the top public artwork in

the world. Now let's take a

look at the weather. In Sydney


There's cloud stretching from South Australia down through

NSW, Victoria and Tasmania and

high cloud is drifting over WA

along a jet stream. A high

pressure system is expected to

keep south-eastern Australia

warm and mostly sunny. There's

a low pressure trough over

central and western Australia.

The trough is expected to

produce falls over South and

Western Australia and the Northern Territory, southern

Tasmania is also expecting


Another look now at the

stories making the news

tonight. Police and protesters

have clashed violently outside

the G20 summit in Melbourne.

One police officer suffered a

broken arm and a police vehicle was destroyed. Australian

troops have flown to Tonga to

help quell violent protes that

have left eight people dead. 80% of the business district

has been burned down. And John Howard's criticised pop stars

for backing simplistic

solutions to global poverty.

His targets include U2's Bono

who wants Australia to set

aside part of its GDP to help

the Third World. And before we

go, a preview of the news an

current affairs line up on ABC

television for tomorrow

morning. At 9:00 Barrie Cassidy

hosts 'Insiders' and interviews

the Foreign Affairs Minister

Alexander Downer. At 10:00

there's 'Inside Business' Alan

Kohler's guest is the COE of

Myer. At 10:30 offsiders and at

11:00, Helen Vatsikopolous

hosts 'Asia Pacific Focus'. And

that's the news for now. I'll

be back with an update in about

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