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(generated from captions) I spent my childhood running around the bush and I think it would be a shame if

we lost that. I'm Josh stead

son, a doctor in Sydney, I

live in New Town which is in

the Grayndler electorate and the Grayndler electorate and

my biggest issue in year's election is climate my biggest issue in this

change.

I have friend who are computer programmers going

back to Uni to study environmental science who

really care about this. If

you talk about raising sea

levels and our fantastic first-world lifestyle you know it will be very

know it will be very

when you have a difficult to maintain that difficult to maintain

refugees that no longer have when you have a billion

homes and have to be accommodated somewhere. It

is not just about climate

change it is about change it is about preserving

native forests its and areas

like this. I feel that the

Labor Government has backed

Labor Government has backed

down very quickly on if emissions trading scheme. We

have got no emissions trading

scheme, we have no limits on

emissions. We have no

strategy to fight global

warming. When you talk about

the GFC there was a fantastic

opportunity to spend money in

a way that would create a Newmarket or a new

Newmarket or a new city with

green energy. Wind green energy. Wind farms,

solar, invest in wind. You go

to Europe, there are

windmills every. Where I just

walked 800 kilometres across

Spain and must have seen 1000

windmills. In Australia you

just do not see that and it

is pretty windy sometimes. If somebody were is pretty windy here

to stand up, if the Liberal

good strategy for climate Party were to come up with a

good strategy for climate

change then that may well

sway my vote and despite the

fact I do not like the way

they manage the economy I think some things are more

important. The future of the

planet it one of those planet it one of

things. Joosh Steadson lives

climate in New Town in Grayndler and

climate change is a big issue

for him. If you would like to

their say you are log on to see other Australians having

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details on the rest of our

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Health reforms of the

mind and the body, to build

on these major reforms today

I would like to set outlay

bore's plan to redouble our

efforts for tackling suicide.

Now I'm sure everyone in the room would knowledge every

suicide is a tragedy. Few of us have not

us have not been touched by

suicide had in our family,

among our friend, in our

workplace or our local

community. Each year we lose

2000 Australians to suicide.

That means six more people

today, tomorrow and every day

after. Of course many, many

more attempt suicide or more attempt suicide or consider it. It is only

consider it. It is only

through the efforts of

community organisations like

Life Line that many do not go ahead. Today I announce a

comprehensive package of measures to takeling suicide

and promote better mental

health in our community. A re-elected Gillard Government will invest $277 million to will

support our community, schools, Health Services and

schools, Health Services and

our carers to do more to

identify and prevent suicide. Our comprehensive package

will target four areas -

frontline services for those

most at risk, direct

intervention, services prevention and crisis

targeted to men and targeted to men and looking

after kids both those at risk

and generally building their resilience. We will boost frontline services

communities for people at frontline services in

greatest risk of suicide by providing psychological counselling services for

year who have attempted or around 12,500 people each

are at risk of suicide. Up to 20,000 specialist sessions in the community 20,000 specialist psychiatric

each year. We have to leave

that but Julia Gillard there each year. We have to leave

was talking about Labor's

plan to tackle suicide. She was saying the Government, a re-elected Gill art

Government would invest $277

million the help support

schools and Health Services

to identify and prevent

suicide. They would be

directed at frontline services, at crisis intervention, services

targeted at men and at intervention, services

children. The White House has

condemned Wikileaks condemned Wikileaks for publishing secret files on

Afghanistan. The site's founder Julian Assange has defended the move

defended the move saying the defended the move saying the

documents may contain

evidence of war crimes. evidence of war crimes. The Federal Government has talked

to officials in Nauru about

reopening their refugee

centre. There is a hope to revive the centre built by the Howard the Howard Government. Sydney

police continue their manhunt

today after a robbery on Sydney's Northern Beaches

Yesterday that left one suspect dead.

Yesterday two men held up a cash in transit van at Dee

Why RSL, one man was shot Why RSL, one man was shot and allegedly killed while the second

allegedly robber got away.

expect more wet Queensland's east coast can

today. Showers will increase expect more wet weather

in Brisbane, partly cloudy

for Sydney with a top of 18.

Mostly sunny in Adelaide,

Melbourne, Darwin A shower or

two for period and sunny

two for period and sunny in

Canberra with a top of. Melbourne's rail operator

says ageing infrastructure is

to blame for a power outage

that caused widespread commuter chaos this morning.

The network is still up the

an hour behind schedule after a train became entangled when

an overhead cable snapped at

about 5 o'clock. The cut power to the city's two biggest

biggest stations Flinders

Street and Southern Cross. The operator Metro says the

The operator Metro says the

problem has been fixed but

services will not be back the normal until lunchtime at the earliest. The Victorian Premier John Brumby has

defended Metro. They had a

pretty average start. They

were disappointed and we were

disappointed but they are very good transport operators. I have seen what

they do in Hong Kong and they

are here for the long-haul

and they will continue to improve. John

improve. John Brumby speaking

there on ABC Radio in Melbourne. A 1-year-old man

from Spain who has had the world's first full face transplant has appeared before the cameras for the

first time four month after his surgery. The man identified only as Oscar accidentally shot himself in accidentally shot himself in the face five years ago. Before being sent home he thanked doctors for performing the operation and the family of

the family of the donor. His

new face is still swollen and

he has yet to regain full

muscle control but for the

man known only as Oscar this

is a dramatic improvement. Five years ago Five years ago the 31-year-old farmer accidentally shot himself in

the face. He had been the face. He had been unable

to breathe or swallow. Now he is beginning the learn how the

the talk again.

the talk again. TRANSLATION:

I would like to thank all the

medical team, the dough near's family and above near's family and above all my relatives for supporting me until the end. The

operation in March lasted 24

hours from a donor on the

left doctors at the hospital

in Barcelona removed the

entire face and muscles plus

the jaw,

the jaw, nose, cheek bones,

teeth and eyelids along with a

a network of nerves and blood

vessels. It was the most extensive face transplant ever carried out. Doctors

said Oscar will need more

than a year of physical

therapy and should regain 90%

of his facial functions. His

sister said he just wanted to sister said he just wanted to

be normal. TRANSLATION: A

life like he had before. The simple

simple fact of being able to go down the street without

people looking at him in a

strange way. We could have strange way. We could have a family meal, all be together. Frenchwoman Isabelle Dinoire was the first person to receive a

partial face transplant five

years ago. Since then 10 more

patients worldwide have

received new faces all with received new faces all with

the ambition of returning to

a normal life.

story. South a normal life. Amazing

story. South Australian explosives factory three workers died was

yesterday described in court

as a ticking time-bomb. Family members were today

given a chance to voice their

thoughts to the court for the

first time. In 2006 first time. In 2006 the

Gladstone factory exploded

killing three workers and injuring injuring two others. The

three men who died had returned if their lunch break

minutes before the explosion and were

and were working close by. and were working close by.

The Industrial Court fund

that friction inside a poorly

maintained chemical blending machine caused the explosion. Both the company Quinn

Investments and its chief

operating officer were fund

guilty of failing the

maintain a safe workplace.

The prosecutor told the court the poorly the poorly maintained fact

Friday was a ticking time-bomb. She also said the

company had shown no company had shown no remorse

and embarked on a

finger-pointing exercise during the 27-day trial.

Family members of those who died have attended of they

court hearing seeking answers about the explosion. In a

rare move in the Industrial

Court two were given

permission to read statements

allowed including the mother of victim Matthew Kiely. "Mat's death was preventible". She Saudi Arabia she was who are filed

that an employer can place so little value

little value on an employee's

safety. "I wish industrial manslaughter would be

introduced for the people responsible". The prosecution and the victims families

asked the court to impose the maximum penalty available

under the legislation that

applied at the time of the

explosion each of the two charges carry maximum fines

of $100,000 as well as $20,000 compensation. $20,000 compensation. The penalty will be

penalty will be handed down

in September. The defendants

have lodged appeals against their convictions. The

Greens are calling for Federal Government intervention to ban sandmining on Stradbroke

Island immediately. They say the State Government has let

down the people of Queensland

by using a loophole the allow

mining to continue for another 17 years. They launched their

launched their campaign

yesterday. Today the Greens

were trying to ensure the end of sandmining on Stradbroke

Island in Moreton Bay. We

want to see the laws used to

protect Fraser Island used to

protect Stradbroke. They were

taken off our statue books,

we want them back on. The Greens Senate candidate is a environmental lawyer and

pushed for amendments to Federal customs regulations

so a special licence was needed to export

needed to export the minerals

whether the island's sand mines. She says the Howard

Government took the powers away more than 10 years ago.

The Greens would like to see

them restored so this the Federal Government can play the proper role it should

play in protecting our environment when the State Government

Government fails to did so.

We welcome their points We welcome their points of view. They can come to the

table and sit down with us

but at the end of the but at the end of the day North Stradbroke Island will be a national park.

be a national park. 50% by the end of next year. Last

Monday Anna Bligh announced mining on Stradbroke Island

would be fazed out over the

next 17 years. The minerals

are due to run out in 2027

and that is the date on which

Anna Bligh says this she will stop the mining. This means

that the mining company are that the mining company are

getting exactly hat they

want. If mining was to stop

on this island the local

economy would tick a hit and

economy would tick a hit and

almost 350 people would lose

their jobs. But the Greens

argue that most could be

redeployed the revegetate the

island to its former state. island to its former state. The State Government wants more nature-based tourism on

the island creating more jobs. Legendary Australian

musician Tommy Emmanuel has

received the Order of Australia during a ceremony in Washington.

in Washington. The guitarist

was honoured not just for his music career which music career which stretches

back 40 years but for his

charitable work with undercover charitable work with kid undercover a group building

houses for children with

nowhere to live. Tommy first started to

started to reply give for at

4 an is best-known for his complex finger-picking style.

He is a regular on the international tour circuit

and now lives in Nash vim. He

accepted his award from

accepted his award from Australia's ambassador to the

US Kim Beazley. This is the greatest honour

greatest honour of my life, are

are you kidding! When my brother and I played for the Olympic Games closing ceremony yip in 2000 I

thought this would be the greatest thing that could happen

happen to me but this is far

a greater honour for me and

I'm very proud to be an Australian.

Australian. It was her at

one of Australia's best

landmark thanks the entire

story began. This is the

opposite end of Ayers Rock.

I ran towards the tent, I was

only 5 yards away from it. A

dingo was seen lurking around

the tent minute before the

baby disappeared. When we saw the spots of blood in

tent as we looked we realised saw the spots of blood in the

quick event. What happened on it must have been a very

17 August 1980? There was

not time the tell people. I

just yelled out "Does anyone

have a torch? A dingo has my

baby". The White House has

strongly condemned the

whistleblower web site whistleblower web strongly condemned the

Wikileaks for publishing

secret files on the war in

Afghanistan. The site's Australian founder Julian

Assange has defended the move

saying the files may contain evidence of war crimes. The Federal Opposition has held formal talk was Nauru officials today about

reopening the island's Immigration Centre. The spokesman Scott Morrison and

Deputy Leader Julie Bishop Minister in Brisbane in the met Nauru's Foreign Affairs Deputy Leader Julie met Nauru's Foreign Affairs

hope

Minister in hope of reviving

built by the Howard hope of reviving the centre

continue their Government. Sydney police

continue their manhunt after

a robbery on Sydney's Northern Beaches that left one suspect one suspect dead. Yesterday Northern Beaches that

two men held up a two men held up a cash in one suspect dead. Yesterday

two men held up transit

two men held up a cash in transit van at Dee Why

transit van at Dee Why RSL.

One of the men was shot and transit van at Dee Why One of the men was shot

One of transit van at Dee Why RSL. killed while the

killed while One of the men was shot and allegedly killed while the second

allegedly robber got away.

allegedly robber got away. Let's check the markets.

Let's check the markets. The

Let's check the markets. The another good local market looks set for

another good day? It is local Let's check the markets. The

local market looks set for looking

another good day? It is positive looking that way. Another

looking that way. Another positive lead from Wall

positive lead Street overnight positive lead from Wall

stocks open Street overnight seeing local

stocks open higher. The All positive lead from Wall

stocks Street overnight seeing local Ordinaries is

Ordinaries is up more than

half a per cent and half a per cent ASX200 has added half a per cent and the

ASX200 has added the same amount. Elsewhere Japan's ASX200 half a per cent and the amount.

ASX200 has added the same Nikkei

amount. Elsewhere Japan's Nikkei is flat, it

Nikkei is just 3 Nikkei is flat, it has put on

Nikkei is flat, it has put on just 3 points. US stocks were

just 3 points. US

home sales and better-than-expected rise in

better-than-expected rise home sales and a profit

upgrade from home sales and

upgrade from Fedex. The Dow upgrade from upgrade from Fedex. The Dow

Jones added almost Jones added almost 1%: Jones added almost 1%: London's FTSE finished

positive London's FTSE finished in

positive territory gaining 39 London's FTSE

points. On the mod is the positive territory gaining points. On the mod is

points. On the market gold

market gold is up $3 market gold is up $3 an market gold is up $3 an ounce

market gold is up $3 an and oil is on the

and oil Overnight the and oil is on the rise.

and oil is on the rise. dollar rose Overnight the Australian

dollar rose above 90 US dollar rose above 90 US cents

for the first time since May. for the first time since Currently it is

Currently it Currently it is buying 90 cent exactly. Insurance

cent exactly. Insurance

Australia Group has flag add Australia Group big drop in

big drop in annual profit. It says net profit after tax for big drop in annual profit.

the full year will come in the full year $91 million the full year will come in at

$91 million down from $91 million down from $181 million last year. IAG says it has been hurt by claims million last $91 million down from $181 it

million last year. IAG from

from the big storms this hit it has been hurt by claims from the big storms this

from the big Melbourne and Perth earlier

this year. It this year. It has had to Melbourne and

write off $370 write off $370 million this year. It has had

because the growing ranks of because the no-win in-fee because the growing ranks of

lawyers have pushed up the no-win in-fee accident

number of injury claims

number of injury claims in its British business. BP's board its British business.

board says it is not deciding

board says it is on the future

on on the future of its CEO Tony

on the future of its CEO Report' Hayward. The British 'Media

Report' that Mr Hayward will soon resign

soon resign over his handling soon resign over his

of the Gulf of Mexico of the Gulf of Mexico oil leak taking an leak taking an Australian Ewell pension of $1 million

with him. American Bob Ewell pension of $1 million with him. American Bob Dudley the man overseeing the man overseeing the clean-up is tipped with him. American Bob Dudley the man overseeing the

clean-up is tipped the take

over from Mr Hayward.

over from Mr Hayward. BPA's second-quarter results are

due later today. The a new study has

study has found China will import significantly less natural gas over the next

decade. The fineings of the report are bad news for Australia which is a

significant supplier of gas

to the Chinese. China imports 16 million tonnes of Gaza

year. It is predicted the

year will half by 2020 as domestic

domestic gas reserves are developed. Singapore

Airlines has confounded market expectations with a first-quarter profit of $185

million. That compares with a

loss for the three month to

June last year. The rebound

was thanks the a rise in both

passenger and freight traffic. Also today the Housing Industry Association will release its trade report

for the June quarter so I

will be back with

will be back with a will be back with a look at that and another check of the

markets next hour. The major

sports stories - Paul Kennedy

joins us. That joins us. That was a great

game of rugby league last night, 64 points night, 64 points scored?

Yes. The patrons got their money's worth and for much of

the second half they would

have thought their team the

Broncos would win this game

because the Roosters started off

off well and built up off well and built up strong

lead but it was not until the lead but it was not until the second half the Broncos second half the Broncos hit

their straps and game back

with Darren Lockyer making the plays and Israel Folau

went over at one stage and it

came down to a very, very

tense final 10 minutes. Were

you able to see the

controversial try at the end that

that was awarded the to the Broncos

Broncos Joe? I know you are a

big Broncos man I saw the

highlights package. What was the basis of the

controversy? It was Israel

Folau burst over and the Folau burst over and the ball

spilt free and was leapt spilt free and was leapt upon

by his Broncos team-mate. The try was awarded on the video

evidence which was not very conclusive

conclusive it has to be conclusive it has to be said but the Broncos hit the front

but the Broncos hit the front and then the Roosters and then the Roosters came

back and scored one at the

finish so it was - the

Roosters will stay in third

position on the ladder. One

of the other issues of of the other issues of today,

the slippery surface at

Docklands. That has been an

issue for some time hasn't

it? For many years in fact the surface has been tinkered

with and there were a couple of seasons it looked really

good and you

good and you would have thought scientifically they

are on top of it but as we

can see if pictures from the

weekend particularly with the

St Kilda and Hawthorn game

showed how slippery and

moveable the surface is at

the moment. It is increasingly dangerous for

the players this season. I'm

not sure why that is the. Maybe it is a particularly cold winter, maybe some days that needed sun

that needed sun which it has not got but basically there

are some fears now that the

Test match between Australia and New Zealand this weekend

in the rugby might be a

little bit of a farce if the

packs of both teams go into

the scrums and start to move the

the turf with their sheer weight. And weight. And dangerous in

terms of ankle injuries?

Yes, ankles, knees,

Yes, ankles, knees,

shoulders, you fall on it and the surface moves a real worry. Why is it more of a

problem there than at other

stadiums? It has a roof

there from so many times they

play with the roof there and

I guess from above the

problem is that it does not

get enough sunlight at

particular times of the day

the way the whole thing the way the whole thing is structured and built means

that the sunlight does not get maximum

get maximum sunlight but it

is built on a concrete base

as well so I'm not sure what

part that plays but there is

a car park under Neal. It is a purpose-built stadium and

time and again it has had

problems. At this stage it is

too late to move the Test, no

one is saying it out loud but

could be a worry on the weekend. What is happening on

the rugby front

the rugby front today? The Wallabies will announce their team

team today. From the weekend the Springboks, Quade Cooper has been rubbed out for two-matches and Springboks, Quade Cooper has two-matches and his appeal

against that will be held tomorrow so in against that will tomorrow so in the interim the Wallabies tomorrow against that will be held

the Wallabies will name their

side assuming he is not the Wallabies will side assuming he is not going to play and Berrick Barnes is

expected to be named at to play and Berrick Barnes is

five-eighth and we heard from expected to be named at

him yesterday and he talked five-eighth and we heard already about how he is preparing to reply already about preparing to reply that preparing to preparing to reply that role. Look obviously starting changes it a starting changes it a bit compared to coming off the

bench. On the bench you see

bench. On the bench you see a bit of what is go on bench. On the bit of what is go on so you

bit bit of what is go on so you do not have as many nerves but starting there do not have as but starting there are a few

more unknowns, you are more but starting there are a few on edge but exciting. The

first time we play the All Blacks on edge but exciting. The Blacks down here in a while

so hopefully it is a good Blacks down here in a so hopefully it is a good crowd. I will not Blacks down here in a while same sort crowd. I will not hey the crowd. I will same sort of style as Quade

Cooper or do the sail same sort of style as Quade

Cooper or

Cooper or do the sail things.

I will bring what I can to

the table and I will have a

lot of help outside me in the

form of Gits I have played

with and with Genia in such

good form so I have to direct the

the forwards around the p and

play in the right part of

play in the right part of the

field which is essential to

winning Test match footy. Disappointing for rugby lovers

rugby lovers that Quade Cooper will not play because

he has been perhaps the find

of the last 12 months for the

Wallabies but the experts say that they will not lose too

much with Berrick Barnes in

that five-eighth position that five-eighth position and Mat Giteau at centre still.

You said a great win on the weekend but it was always

going to be really tough for

the Springboks the win when

they had two men sin-binned at different at different times of the

game? Not to mention the

game? Not to mention the two

losses in the previous weeks

to the All Blacks. I think the Springboks were quite

tired by the time they got tired by the time they got to

Brisbane and perhaps ready to

head back to South Africa and

rebuilt and regain their

energy for the home matches

they have to play so it was

good to see Australia play

more or less a full 80 minute and that is what they are

going to need Dwaine is the

All Blacks. The All Blacks

say the are wary but they

believe they have the game to

take Australia apart, that is

a quote, so I think it will

be a tantalising match for rugby lovers and particularly in the Melbourne crowd we do

not often get to see too many great Test matches in the

southern state. Or one of the

southern states. Madrid is the place to be

the place to be if you want

the feel good the feel good about participating in sport? Yes,

the Spanish have dominated

this year, the World Cup

from. We knew a lot about

that and Rafael Nadal has been dominating the tennis

circuit and Alberto Contador who just won his third Tour

de France has arrived home to

meet the dignitaries of his home country and waiver to

the fans. There he is signing

at Government House and

waving to the fans. He got to meet the Prime

meet the Prime Minister of course and the Prime Minister said that he expects Alberto

Contador to win the next Tour de France next year! There

are already putting him in for number 4 are

Schleck from Luxembourg will

be plotting his revenge this far out and maybe Cadel Evans

or one or two or one or two Australians.

There is plenty of cycling between new and then because the World

the World Championships of

which Cadel Evans is the

title holder will be held in

Geelong in Victoria in just

about 6 weeks so that is the next stop for all ever those

professional road racers. The Roosters got up 34-30

over the Broncos last night

in a pretty stunning win

in a pretty stunning win up

there in Brisbane. Vanessa is

with us to take a look at with us to take a look at the weather. Over the past couple

of weeks we have been seeing

shots out of China of the

flooding and the hundreds of

deaths that there have been

over there and the over there and the flooding

is continuing? There is no

end insight. We expect torrential heavy rain over

the next few days. We expect

them over the south-east, the

them over the south-east, the southwest and also across the

north east of the country. That heavy rain is That heavy rain is expected

to continue. We have had

frosty mornings in the south

of the country recently. Will

that continue? No. We will

see the last of the frost. You

You can flick a blanket or two off. This high pressure

system has been dominating

most of the country over the

past week and a half. It is moving to the Tasman

moving to the Tasman Sea and

should be there tomorrow.

That will make way for this

low-pressure system to low-pressure system to move across by the weekend. In the hone time we can expect

warmer days and warmer nights

until the cold front until the cold front comes

through over the weekend and

some very cold days next

week. There is a trough over

Queensland that is causing widespread rain as you can widespread rain as you can see on the radar system. see on the radar system. We

should see a lot should see a lot more widespread rain over

Queensland, NSW and throughout the South

throughout the South Australian interior

tomorrow. What does it look

like today? We can expect

more local thunder across Queensland particularly over

the southwest. There will be

showers moving into the southern interior, a top 20

in Brisbane with showers

along the east coast. For NSW

drizzle along the north coast

a top of 17, mostly fine in Sydney. In

Sydney. In Victoria mostly fine

fine and dry conditions, a top

top of 16 in Melbourne. Also in Mildura. For Tasmania a

few showers about the west

and south a top of 14 degrees

in Hobart. South Australia, a

mostly dry day heading for 16

degrees in Adelaide. In

Western Australia showers

over the the Eucla, a top of 19, up in the north a mostly dry the Eucla, a top of the north a mostly dry and sunny day with the north a sunny day with 34 degrees in

Broome. Gusty wind across sunny day with 34 degrees in Broome. Gusty wind across the northern Top End, 33 degrees

in Darwin. A quick look in Darwin. A quick look ahead to tomorrow -

to tomorrow - we in Darwin. A to tomorrow - we can expect rain in Brisbane to tomorrow - rain in Brisbane with a top of 19 degrees rain in Brisbane with of 19 degrees but mostly fine conditions in Sydney of 19 degrees but mostly fine conditions in Sydney and a top of conditions in Sydney

top of 17. Stay with us for

more news at the top of the

top of 17. Stay with us for more news at the top of hour.

Defence yet the comment on Australia's link

Australia's link to secret files published by Wikileaks.. there are a

number of rest of references

to Australia. Escalation of Yes forces? Yes shooting a passing convoy

but I have not looked at that

material in detail so I'm not qualified to speak about it but there are a number of

reports that concern

Australian troops. Senior Coalition

Coalition politicians meet officials from Nauru to discuss reviving the Pacific

Solution. The Sydney Roosters

move up to third on the NRL

ladder with a thrilling win over the Brisbane Broncos. Good