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Collingwood midfielder Dane Swan

has taken home the Brownlow Medal

with the highest tally ever.

It is 6:00am Tuesday September 27th. Good

Good morning, everyone, I'm Ron

Wilson. I'm Katherine Robinson.

Also this morning - a fierce fire has

has threatened the historic Ipswich

Rail Museum west of Brisbane. The

AFL denies it is planning to team

up with the NRL in a campaign

kpwens the Government's proposed

pokey reforms. In finance, it could

be another long wait for air

travellers this morning because of

more industrial action at airports.

south-east. Warm northerly winds over the

Collingwood milder Dane Swan has

won AFL's highest honour, taking

home the Brownlow Medal last night.

He polled a massive 34 votes, the

highest in the history of the 3-2-1

voting system. He admitted that he

was shocked by the result.

Hopefully enjoyed - Pendles and

Juddy were going close, and here I

stand. Swan finished four votes

ahead of ineligible Hawthorn

middleer Sam Mitchell. It was the

WAGs who took most of the limelight, including well-known faces.

Hem lines swooped and neck lines

plunged. The wives and girlfriends

of Melbourne's football fraternity

taking all the spotlight. It is

Grecian. Amazing, quite conserve

but, yeah, a bit sexy at the same

time. But looking this good is a

serious business. We went up and

down to Sydney having meetings and

fittings. I ended up with what I

think is the perfect dress. I love

it. This one has won design awards.

I liked this one from the beginning. Others

Others loved the last minute rush.

I picked it two hours ago. I

planned on wearing a beautiful

light goddess looking dress. I was

sick of it. These Brownlow veterans

polished performers. I've been here

since 1993. While the blue carpet

was all about the frock...

More so the girls than the boys.

The men brought bling.

Show the bracelet. It has the

diamonds from the UK and Europe. I

forget what they are called.

Meanwhile, the AFL has angrily

denied it is planning to team up

with the NRL in a campaign against

the Government's proposed pokey

legislation. reforms even though it opposes the

Andrew Demetriou sunk the boot into

the local lobby group Clubs

Australia. I don't know his name.

Please stop talking on our behalf.

Shut up.? I'm not really worried

about that. I think the telling

comment made by Mr Demetriou was

that the AFL doesn't support mandadatory precommitment. The AFL mandadatory

says it wants to work with the

gambling. Government to tackle problem

Le from Labor would lose half its

seats in NSW including four

ministers if an election was held

today. The gloomy result is

contained in a quarterly analysis

of news poll surveys from July to

September out this morning. On a

two-party preferred basis, support

for Labor has dropped to 43%. The

Coalition support is at 57%. Opposition

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott is

now the preferred Prime Minister in

every state except Victoria,

support for Mr Abbott is at 41%

compared to 37% for Julia Gillard.

The giant inflatable pig from Pink

Floyd's iconic malsmals mass album

has flown - 'Animals' has flown

again above batter Sea Power

Station in London.

089 The 9m long inflatable is a

replica of the original pig. The

in 1976. in original cover photograph was taken

NRL and Manly's Anthony Watmough

has declared his life is back on

track. He has ended a year-long

his ways. media ban and says he has changed

Hitting the headlines for repeated off-field off-field indiscretions, coach Des

Hasler threatened to tear

Watmough's contract up. Although I

wasn't doing much wrong, except for

missing the toilet once, it was

more a fact of just having too much

fun and putting myself in places I

shouldn't have been. Watmough says

he is not putting himself in those

places any more, preferring to keep

a low profile. Even when you are in

the right you are still wrong in

most circumstances when you go out.

You are in the spotlight, people,

they are there abouts. They see you

do - if you step on someone's toes,

you hear about it. The Warriors

will have to be on their toes with

Steve Matai cleared of kneeing.

Relieved, not surprised. I didn't

think there was much in it. Tony

Williams will play after taking the

early guilty plea for a high shot,

potentially setting up a

confrontation between Williams,

nicknamed T-Rex, and the beast.

I would like to see it. I'd like to

see T-Rex running straight to Manu.

Wallabies coach Robbie Deans will

reveal today which players, if any,

will be called into his injury-hit

World Cup squad. The players have

been busy soaking their bumps and

bruises, they also received some

good news with flanker David Pocock

set to return from a back injury

against Russia. We ran well

yesterday. Should be full training

this week and up for selection.

Pretty excited about that. Never

good watching from the side line.

Springs has been turned into

Wallaby Town for R & R.

Here is a motor raceing that

doesn't hit the headlines that

often. 34 teams have lined up for

the annual Lawn Mower Endurance

Championship! It sees drivers race

for 12 hours through the night.

There are not very many mad people

who will go around on a lawn mower

for 12 hours. You could perhaps say

most of us are a bit eccentric. I

don't know about the "little bit don't know about the "little bit

part". The winning team managed to

compete 362 laps of the course.

You can imagine the bruises on the

could! nether regions after that! Oh, you

More trouble on the radar for air

travellers. It could be problematic

for the long weekend and footy

finals, and a long wait especially

for people entering and leaving the

country this morning. Thousands of

customs and quarantine staff are

set to walk off the job at 7:00am.

They will hold stop-work meetings

at up to 60 places around the

country. The strike will end at

9:00am, with long delays expected

for much of the morning. Chevron is

set to make WA the second largest

liquefied gas-producer in the world. The multi-million dollar project

named Wheatstone will have the

capacity to produce 25 million

tonnes of LNG a year and create

6,500 jobs.

We really think that about 50% of

this $29 billion will be spent in

Australia in total. Construction is due

due to start by the end of the year.

Treasurer Wayne Swan has lashed

European leaders for their failure

to bring the debt crisis under

control. He is indicating the

promise of a budget surplus next

year could be broken.

Chandeliers for a champagne economy.

Australia's position within the

global financial community has

never been stronger than today.

Picking up his gong as Global

Finance Minister of the Year he

vowed to push on with the big

reforms. Even when they are tough

and difficult. It was his big

promise to restore the budget to

surplus by next year that is under

heavy pressure. This was the

Government's last budget time. Back

to surplus in 2012-13, on track, on

time and as promised. This was the Treasurer

Treasurer today. Common sense says

that conditions have changed and

that task gets more difficult

because of global economic

conditions. This is going to turn

out to be another Labor broken

promise. European and American debt

is driving down global growth

forecasts. The tax revenues makes

it harder for Australia to claw

back out of the red. Economists say it

it is one promise it is OK to break.

As the situation changes, the facts change,

change, then sometimes you have to

be prepared to change your mind. I

don't think we need to push into

surplus at this current time given

the uncertainties abroad.

Let's take a look at the markets

now. Growing optimism overnight

over efforts to contain the

Eurozone debt crisis has buoyed stocks.

Optimism was eft in Europe with

financials driving FTSE higher.

Our markets should get a pretty

good boost on the open this morning.

The Spy is currently up 85 points.

National weather details on your screen.

Still ahead - the Catholic Church

has denied allegations of sexual abuse cover-ups.

Which supermarkets CEO salary has

been slashed? We will tell you when

Ten's Early News returns.

Headlines every 15 minutes.

A fierce fire has threatened the

historic Ipswich Rail Museum west

of Brisbane. Two other buildings

were destroyed, a third was badly damaged. damaged.

Emergency crews scrambled to North

Ipswich. By the time they arrived,

two historic buildings had already

been lost to the inferno. The first

one was fully engulfed on our

arrival, the second one three-

quarters involved. The timber and

building was fully engaged. They

had no chance of saving either of

the buildings. A guard raised the

alarm after 6:00pm and fears for the

the town's most popular tourist

attraction, the historic Ipswich

Railway Museum. The remaining three

buildings up in that area, we have

managed to save those and stop the

fire from spreading to those. A

third building was partially

damaged. Onlookers described it as

the biggest inferno they had seen

in two decades.

Residents were warned to close

windows. So long as people remained

inside and didn't get out into the

smoke, they should be fine and not

adversely affected. That warning

has been lifted. Extra checks will

be conducted this morning to ensure no-one

no-one was inside either building.

Our initial reports are that they

are deserted buildings, that there

is no-one inside. However, the

buildings have been known to be

used by homeless persons.

Investigators are yet to determine

Investigators are yet to determine

the cause. But police say with electricity disconnected it is suspicious.

A 2-year-old boy is dead and a man

aged in his 60s is in hospital with

serious injuries after a car

crashed into a house on Melbourne's

morningen to peninsula. Police say

the two were sitting on a veranda

when a woman who lives at the house

drove her car on to the front lawn

and it is believed hit the

accelerator instead of the brake.

Paramedics worked on the child but he died shortly afterwards.

The AFL has angrily denied it is

planning on teaming up with the NRL

to fight proposed pokie reforms.

But the league boss is concerned by

the Government's plans fearing they

could strip clubs of vital revenue.

The AFL says Grand Final week is no

time for political point-scoring.

Andrew Demetriou sunk the boot into

the vocal lobby group Clubs

Australia. I don't know his name,

but please stop talking on our

behalf. The AFL doesn't support the

proposal to put mandatory

precommitment devices on poker

machines but wants to work with the

Government to tackle problem

gambling. Instead of listening to some hillbilly... some hillbilly...

He is refering to AndrewBall who

suggested that he would join the

Government's campaign. The telling

comment made by Mr Demetriou was

that the AFL doesn't support mandatory

mandatory precommitment. Anti-

gambling senator Nick Xenophon says

the campaign against pokie reform

misrepresents about the facts about

problem gambling. He has called

Eddie McGuire a hypocrite. Last

year he wrote...

Now, he's calling it a footy tax.

Eddie should have phoned a friend

to get some facts on this. Should

have spoken to a problem gambler as

the very least. The AFL is the very least. The AFL is

concerned it will slash 20% to 40%

in club gaming revenue. No club,

pub or footy team wants to profit

off the back of problem gamblers.

The news doesn't get any better for

Labor in the opinion polls. The

latest news poll quarterly survey

out today shows the Gillard

Government would lose half its seats

seats in NSW if an election was seats in NSW if an election was

held today. On a two-party

preferred basis, support for Labor

has dropped to 43% in the last

three months. The Coalition support

is at 57%. Opposition Leader Tony

Abbott is now preferred Prime

Minister in every state except Minister in every state except Victoria.

Support for Mr Abbott is at 41%

compared to 37% for Julia Gillard.

The Catholic Church has again

denied allegations of a sexual

denied allegations of a sexual

abuse cover-up. This time at a

school for disabled children in Adelaide.

It is alleged the church was given

legal advice not to mention sexual

abuse charges to parents when it sacked paedophile Brian Perkins from

from St Ann's Special School in

1991. Archbishop Phillip Wilson

insists there was no cover up. It

was a criminal investigation. I

believe that as a result of that,

there were restrictions about what there were restrictions about what

people could be told.

But the ABC claims in a broadcast

last night it has evidence which

contradicts the archbishop's claims.

Amateur video has been released

which reportedly shows protesters

fleeing an attack by Government

forces in the capital of Yemen.

Medical officials say at least 18

people were wounded when troops opened fire.

Yemen has been racked with violence

since February when an uprising

began demanding the removal of Ali

Abdullah Saleh. The revolt has

intensified since Saleh returned

last week from Saudi Arabia where last week from Saudi Arabia where

he was receiving treatment for

wounds suffered during an attack on

his compound in June.

China is about to launch an China is about to launch an

unmanned spacecraft as part of its

first space rendezvous and docking

mission. The 'Tiangong' will stay

in orbit for two years during its

mission it will dock with China's

'Shenzhou' 8, 9 and 10 spacecraft

as part of the country's eventual

goal to establish a manned space

station by around 2020. The rocket

is due for launch any time between

now and Friday.

And Boeing has family delivered its

first 787 Dreamliner three years behind

behind schedule. The keys to the

plane were handed over to Japan's

All Nipon Airways during a wet

ceremony in the US. Buy a dream

liner and you get a really big key!

Boeing has more than 800 orders for

the Dreamline which is larger but

lighter and more fuel efficient than older models.

Sports news and Collingwood's Dane

Swan has won the coveted 2011 Brownlow Medal. He

Last year's favourite, a worthy

winner this year. Well, like I said

tonight, I wanted to come along and

enjoy it. Pendles and Juddy were

going to go close but I somehow

pinched a few votes off them. He pp

finished ahead of Sam Mitchell and

St Kilda's Nick Dal Santo. A bigger

offer on Saturday, the Premiership

Cup. Whether Darren Jolly is there

remains in doubt. He faces a race

against time to get his troublesome

groin right. I should be right to

train by Wednesday. Ben Reid is the

other doubtful starter, but he is

considered a better chance than

Jolly. They have both said they are

fine. No sign of Stevie Johnson

down at Geelong recovery. But the

enigmatic cat is doing everything

in his power to get his wrenched

knee right for the big dance. He

has been in the hyperbaric chamber

down in Melbourne. He will do

everything he can to get up to the

gale.

NRL and preparing for his third Grand

Grand Final in five years, Manly's Anthony Watmough has declared his

life is back on track. The

controversial forward has ended a

year-long media ban saying he has

changed his ways after repeated

off-field indiscretions. I like to have

have fun but although I wasn't

doing much wrong, except for

missing the toilet once, it was

more the fact of just having too

much fun. And putting myself in

places I shouldn't have been.

Meantime, support is mounting for

the New Zealand Warriors ahead of Sunday's Sunday's Grand Final.

Awani has become - Ianne has become

an internet sensation this year.

He died driving home from a

training camp where he had been

preparing for a World Cup qualifier. The

The 21-year-old midfielder hit the

headlines for scoring over United Arab Emirates in July.

Well, it has been a bumper night on

US markets as optimism that

European officials are close to a

plan to contain Europe's debt. Here

with all the details is Nick Walter

from Macquarie Private Wealth. A

Greek debt default is looking

probable than possible. What are

officials doing to stop any

contagion effect. That is the real

dilemma for them. Looking back over

the weekend, it has emerged that

the Greek Finance Minister met with

US Treasury officials in Washington

to map out the scenario of a 50% debt

debt default. What that involves is

a clearing of 50% of the entire a clearing of 50% of the entire

Greek Government's debt. The key to

this is that it is seen to be an

orderly default, an order is

exactly what everybody wants. The

greatest fear is freezing of

financial markets and a further

lack of confidence.

We have been saying for some time

that this solution, or solution to

this problem, requires a

coordinated effect across political

parties, across central banks and corporate

corporate banks. There is a huge

number of parties involved. That is

why it is dragging out, taking time.

We feel we are taking steps towards

a solution but we are a long way

away. Stocks on Wall Street reacted

positively. How are we looking? A

positive day today. If we look back

at last week, our market lost 6%

Monday to Friday, further losses

yesterday. It took us to almost a

two and a half year low. We have

been moving up and down with Wall

Street, and understandably, because

investors here in Australia are

looking at the market, what they

want to buy, but hesitant because

it may be a lot cheaper tomorrow.

As I said, we have been moving up

and down with Wall Street. It looks

like a positive day today. Futures

are indicating up about 85 points.

Woolworths is forecasting a bumper

profit this year but it has come

too late for outgoing CEO.

According to the company's annual

report, a lack of consumer spending

and poor profits cut his pay by one

third but he still home $5.7

million. His share-based payments

only earned him $300,000 this time

round. Graebt O'Brien takes over

the reins next week.

The national broadband network has

reported a $323 million loss for

the 2010 financial year.

The main costs were wages as well

as legal and technical advice. A

mortgage Choice survey has found

that Aussies with mortgages are saving more. And

And prices at the bowser are set to

soar. Economists warn the weakening

dollar could have motorists paying

at least 10 cents a litre more for control this week.

Here is how the weather is shaping

up in your part of the country today.

Now for a look at today's newspaper

headlines. The Daily Telegraph

reports that cancer patients have

had to wait so long to receive

follow-up letters from their

specialist that some have died

before they arrived.

Wayne Swan has lashed European

leaders' lack of political will and

poor decision-making over the debt crisis.

The 'Sydney Morning Herald' says

fishermen are furious over Sydney

Water's move to increase effluent

into the Hawkesbury River.

The 'Adelaide Advertiser' - a main

act for next year's Adelaide

festival changed dates because of

concerns about noise from a nearby

heavy metal concert.

There will be more trouble at the

airport today, when kuz Toms and Quarantine

Quarantine staff walk off the job

in half an hour from now. All those

details when we return.

Is

You are watching Ten's Early News.

Collingwood midfielder Dane Swan

has taken home the Brownlow Medal with a highest tally ever. And

And fierce fire has threatened the

historic Ipswich Rail Museum, west of Brisbane.

The AFL angrily denies it is

planning to team up with the NRL in

a campaign against the Government's

proposed pokie reforms.

In finance - it could be another

long wait for air travellers this

morning because of more industrial morning because of more industrial

action at airports.

Collingwood midfielder Dane Swan Collingwood midfielder Dane Swan

has won AFL's highest honour,

taking home the Brownlow Medal last

night. Swan polled a massive 34

votes, the highest in the history

of the 3-2-1 voting system.

The midfielder admitting he was

shocked. I was coming along,

hopefully to enjoy it, Pendles and Juddy

Juddy would go close, but somehow I

managed to pinch a few votes off

them. Swan finished four votes

ahead of ineligible Hawthorn

midfielder Sam Mitchell. As usual

it was the WAGs who took most of the limelight at the awards ceremony.

Hem lines swooped and neck lines

plunged. The WAGs of Melbourne's

football fraternity taking all the

spotlight. It is quite Grecian,

actually, but it is amazing, it's

quite conserve but, yeah, little

bit sexy at the same time. Looking

this good is a serious business.

Weent up and down to Sydney, having

meetings and fittings. I ended up

with what I think is the perfect

dress, I love it. This is won a design

design award. Some kept it simple.

I liked this one from the beginning.

Stuck with it. Others loved the last-minute

last-minute rush. I just picked it

about two hours a go. I planned on

wearing this beautiful blight,

goddess looking dress. But I was

sick of it! These Brownlow veterans polished performers. The first was

in 1993. We must be up to about 15, in 1993. We must be up to about 15,

16. While the blue carpet was about the

the frocks. More so the girls'

night out than the boys'. He has

come in with a necklace and show

them your bracelet. It has diamonds

in Europe and UK. I forget what

they are called. But everyone is wearing them!

Clubs fighting the proposed pokie

reforms have accused the Federal

Government of breaching trust with traditional supporters.

This comes as the AFL angrily

denies it will team up with the NRL

to fight the reforms. For more

details, we are joined by Matt

Moran at Parliament House in

Canberra. Why has the AFL come out

so strongly against teaming up with the NRL?

Well, Ron, it is basically

infuriated that this came up during

Grand Final week. We had the

Brownlows last night. It is the

last thing the AFL wanted to deal

with. It doesn't support the

legislation but denies it is

working with Clubs Australia to

fight the reforms. Andrew Wilkie

the Independent MP says he will

withdraw his support from the

Government unless the reforms get

through. Let's listen to the AFL

boss. The fella from Clubs

Australia - I don't know his name.

Please stop talking on our behalf.

Shut up. I'm not worried about that.

I think the telling comment made by

Mr Demetriou was that the AFL doesn't support mandatory

precommitment.

Now, Matt, more bad us? For Julia

Gillard with a quarterly analysis Gillard with a quarterly analysis

of news poll surveys from July

through to September. It predicts

Labor would lose more than half its

seats in NSW and the PM has lost the

the support of many female voters?

That's right, Ron. Look, bad poll

results are pretty much the norm

for this Government at the moment. Now,

Now, on a two-party preferred basis,

the Coalition Leeds in all mainland

states. Kevin Rudd will be the only

Labor MP in Queensland to retain

his seat. Labor has fallen to 43%,

while the Coalition is 57%. Tony

Abbott is the preferred Prime

Minister, with 41% compared to 37%

for Julia Gillard. And there was

concerns about Tony Abbott not

being very voter-friendly as far as

the females are concerned. But Ms.

Gillard's support amongst women has

fallen to 3%. And Tony Abbott has

risen dlsh fallen to 39% and Tony Abbott has fallen too.

The jury in the murder trial of the

man accused of killing underworld

kingpin Carl Williams will begin

deliberations today. Matthew

Johnson admits killing Williams in

Barwon prison in April of last year

but has pleaded not guilty to

murder saying he acted in self-

defence. Jury is due to begin

deliberations following directions

from the justice.

A young soldier killed in a motoraccident

motoraccident in East Timor will be

fare welled today.

The man from Newcastle died from

injuries he received when an army

truck rolled off the road near the

East Timor town of Bakow on

September 15th. His the funeral

will be held in the Newcastle

region attended by family, friends

and representatives of the army.

Amateur video has been released by

purportedly shows protesters

fleeing an attack by Government

forces in the capital of Yemen.

Medical officials say at least 18

people were wounded when troops

opened fire. Yemen has been racked

with violence since February when with violence since February when

an uprising began demanding the removal

removal of President Ali Abdullah

Saleh. The revolt has intensified

since Saleh rurped last week from

Saudi Arabia, where he was receiving

receiving treatment for wounds

during an attack on his compound in June.

NRL and Manly's Anthony Watmough

has declared his life is back on track. The controversial forward

has ended a year-long media ban and

said he has changed his ways.

Hitting the headlines for repeated

off-field indiscretions, coach Des

Hasler threatened to tear Anthony

Watmough's contract up. I like to

have fun. Although I wasn't doing

much wrong - well, except for

missing the toilet once - it was

more a fact of having too much fun

and putting myself in places I

shouldn't have been. Watmough says he

he is not putting himself in the

places any more, preferring to keep places any more, preferring to keep

a low profile. Even when you are in

the right you are still wrong in

most circumstances when you go out.

You are in the spotlight. People

are thereabouts and if you step on someone's

someone's toious hear about it. The

Warriors will have to be on their

toes with hitman Steve Matai

cleared of kneeing. Yeah, relieved.

Well, not really surprised, though,

I didn't think there was much in it.

Tony Williams will also play after

taking the early guilty plea for a

high shot. Potentially setting up a

confrontation between Williams

nicknamed T-Rex and the beast.

I'd like to see it. I'd like to see T-Rex

T-Rex running to Manu and Manu

running straight back. Wallabies running straight back. Wallabies

coach Robbie Deans will reveal

today which players if any will be

called into its injury-hit World

Cup squad. They have been busy

soaking their bumps and bruises.

They received good news with the

flanker, David Pocock set to return

from a back injury against Russia.

There should be full training this

week and up for selection. I'm

excited about that. It is never good

good watching from the sideline.

Springs has been turned into

wallaby towns as the players enjoy

R & R. Here is another sport they

won't feature at the Olympic Games.

Riding over beer bottles on a union

cycle! German-born Lutz Eishohlt

holds the world record. A distance

of 7.99m. He managed 8.93m before slipping off.

You have to wonder how he cools

after such strenuous effort -

perhaps with a cold beer or two. Or

warm. They were out in the sun. Do you think? Yes.

Kath Robinson is worried about the

warm beer. More trouble ahead for airline

airline travellers? It could be a

long wait especially for people

entering and leaving the country

thorpg. Thousands of Customs and

quarantine stuff are set to walk

off the job at 7kkam. They will hold stop-work meetings at 50

locations around the country in

response to stalled pay

negotiations. The strike will end

at 9:00am with long delays expected

for much of the morning.

Oil and gas giant chevron is set to

make WA the second largest

liquefied natural gas producer in

the world. The multi-billion dollar

project named Wheatstone will have

the capacity to produce 25 million the capacity to produce 25 million

tonnes of LNG a year and create 6,500 jobs.

We really think that about 50% of

this 2 billion dollars will be

spent in Australia in total.

Construction is due to start by the

end of the year.

Wayne Swan has lashed European

leaders for their failure to bring

the continent's debt crisis under

control. As a result, he's already

indicating the promise of a budget

surplus next year could be broken.

Chandeliers for a champagne economy.

Australia's position within the

global financial community has

never been stronger than it is

today. Picking up his gong as

Global Finance Minister of the Year,

Wayne Swan vowed to push on with

the big reforms. Even when they are

tough, even when they are

difficult...

But it was his big promise to

restore the budget to surplus by

next year that it is now under heavy

heavy pressure. This was the

Government's last budget time. Back

to surplus in 2013 on track and on

time and promised. This was the

Treasurer today. Common sense says

that conditions have changed and

that task gets more difficult

because of global economic

conditions. This is going to turn

out to be yet another Labor broken

promise. European and American debt

is driving down global growth

forecasts. T

The hits at tax revenues makes it harder

harder for to claw back out of the

red. But many commentators say it

is one promise that is OK to break.

When the facts change, you have to

be prepared to change your mind. I

don't think we do need to push into

surplus at this current time, given the uncertainties abroad. Let's

Let's take a check of the markets

now. Growing optimism over efforts

to contain the Eurozone debt crisis has

has buoyed stocks overnight.

Let's take a look at the national weather.

News websites around the world. The

'Toronto Sun' says a family is

homeless after a woman set fire to

her boyfriend's shirts.

A Florida couple arrived home from

holidays to find 10 skunks had

taken up residency in their home!

. Eugh! And the UK Suns - a 3-year-

old girl has a rare condition that

makes her crave things that are not

edible - she eats light bulbs and bricks

bricks like they are biscuits.

Dings and dents may soon be a thing

of the past. That sounds good - I

will be listen to that one! And a

final preview of the markets before

they open when Ten's Early News returns. GOOD MORNING, Amy La Porte with you, checking your

local news headlines... Teachers are walking off the job for three hours this morning... The second round of strikes

Australian Education Union. orchestrated by the The Union is calling for PARITY with teachers across the border.. saying Territory teachers are paid about six thousand a year less. Parents are urged to make alternative arrangements for students.... with classrooms set to be deserted from 8:30am until 11:20. A senior police officers is facing court after he was breath tested over the limit early Saturday morning in Goulburn. Police say the off-duty senior constable blew point one-eight-zero. The forty four year old was arrested and will appear in Goulburn Local Court on October 19. He's also had his licence suspended

The Canberra Liberals have slammed the ACT Government over it admission the results of air testing from the Mitchell Factory fire is likely to never be released to the public. Experts in chemical pollutants last week jumped on the Government, demanding details. Opposition Leader Zed Seselja says it's another failing by ACT Labor... But the Government claims the technology used simply doesn't provide logged records.. Canberrans continue to feel the pressure of soaring prices at the bowser... with the cost of petrol rising 10 cents over the past fortnight. But there seems to be disparity between the regional centres with Canberra priced close to one dollar forty nine a litre. While in Goulburn petrol is sitting at just over one dollar forty a litre. TO SPORTS NEWS NOW, AND two Raiders players were among the Prime Minister's eleven team aboard the bus involved in a crash with a drunk driver in Papua New Guinea But both David shillington and Blake Ferguson escaped unharmed. The man was arrested but fortunately no players were hurt.... NOW HAVING A LOOK AT TODAY'S WEATHER DETAILS... Taking a look at the satellite... Cloud over eastern New South Wales is breaking up as a low moves further east over the Tasman Sea, allowing rain to ease. To the capitals now.. 21 and cloud cover over Canberra... Similar conditions for Sydney. Morning showers for Melbourne .. Fine for

Brisbane. To the major centres now.. Mostly fine along the coast and 20 for Wollongong... Sunny and 26 in Dubbo ... A little cooler for 23 in Wagga. Fine and 20 Goulburn ... Mostly sunny along the coast, 18 for Batemans Bay. 23 and partly cloudy in Mudgee.. Sunny and 7 on the Snowies for Thredop. Taking a look at how the weather is shaping up over the next few days for Canberra... That's the latest news, sport and weather. I'll have more updates for you throughout the day... .

Headlines on the quart hour.

A fierce fire has threatened the

historic Ipswich Rail Museum west

of Brisbane. Two other buildings

were destroyed, a third badly damaged.

Emergency crews scrambled to North Ipswich.

But by the time they arrived, two

historic timber buildings had been

lost to the inferno. The first one

was fully engulfed on the arrival.

The timber in the building right

throughout was fully engaged. They had

had no chance of saifg either of

the buildings. A guard raised the

alarm after 6:00am and fears for

the town's most popular tourist

attraction, the historic Ipswich

Railway Museum. The remaining three

buildings up in the area, we have

managed to save those, and stop the

fire from spreading to those. A

third building was partially

damaged. Onlookers had described it

as the biggest inferno they had

seen in two decades. Deadly

asbestos fibres filled the air. Our

advice is that so long as people

remained inside and didn't get out

into the smoke they should be fine

and not adversely affected by the

asbestos. That warning has been

lifted. Extra checks will be

conducted this morning to ensure

no-one was inside either building.

Our initial reports are that they

are deserted buildings, that there

is no-one inside. However, the

buildings have been known to be

used by homeless persons.

Investigators are yet to determine

the cause. But police say with electricity the cause. But police say with

electricity disconnected it is suspicious.

A 2-year-old boy is dead and a man

aged in his 60s is in hospital with

serious injuries after a car

crashed into a house on Melbourne's

Mornington peninsula. The police

say the two were sitting on the

front veranda on a house in sorren

toe when a woman who lives at the

house drove her car on to the front

lawn and hit the accelerator

instead of the brake. The

The AFL has angrily denied it is

planning on teaming up with the NRL

to fight proposed pokie reforms.

But the league boss is concerned by

the Government's plans, fearing

they could strip clubs of vital revenue.

The AFL says Grand Final week is no

time for political point-scoring.

Andrew Demetriou sunk the boot into

the local boot into Clubs Australia.

I don't know his name. Please stop

talking on our behalf. The AFL

doesn't support the proposal to put

mandatory precommitment devices on

poker machines but wants to work

with the Government. Andrewball

suggested the AFL would join his campaign to destroy the

Government's legislation. I'm not

really worried about that. I think

the telling comment made by Mr

Demetriou was that the AFL doesn't

support mandatory precommitment. Anti-gambling support mandatory precommitment.

Anti-gambling senator Nick Xenophon

says the campaign against pokie

reform misrepresents the facts

about problem gambling. He has

called Eddie McGuire a hypocrite.

Last year, he wrote...

Now, he's calling it a footy tax.

Eddie should have phoned a friend

to get some facts on this.

Seriously, should have spoken to a

problem gambler at the very least.

The AFL is concerned it will slash

20% to 40% in club gaming revenue.

No club, pub or footy team wants to

profit off the back of problem gamblers. gamblers.

The news doesn't get better for

Labor in the opinion polls. The

latest news poll quarterly survey

out today shows the Gillard

Government would lose half its

seats in NSW if an election was held held today.

On a two-party preferred basis, support

support for Labor has dropped to

43% in the past three months.

The Coalition support is at 5p%.

Opposition Leader, - 57%. The

Opposition Leader is now preferred

Prime Minister is preferred Prime

Minister in every state except Victoria.

Federal home affairs minister

Brendan O'Connor says Australia's status

status as a stable industrialised

nation will continue to make it an

attractive destination for people

smugglers. He will make a broad- rangings

rangings speech on threats to

national security highlighting the

Government's focus on border

management, climate change and line

safety. His speech is expected to

touch on threats to piracy to

Australia and increased threats to

fisheries. The Catholic Church has

again denied allegations of a sexual sexual abuse cover-up.

This time at a school for the disabled

disabled children in Adelaide.

It is alleged the church was given

legal advice not to mention sexual

abuse charges to parents when it

sacked paedophile Brian Perkins

from St Ann's Special School in

1991.

Archbishop Phillip Wilson insists

the there was no cover-up. There

was a criminal investigation. I

believe that as a result of that,

there were restrictions about what people could be told.

But the ABC claimed in a broadcast

last night it had evidence which last night it had evidence which

contradicts the archbishop's claims.

A mysterious blast in Argentina has

killed one person and injured at

least six others. It tore apart two

homes and crushed cars parked

nearby. NASA has dismissed claims

it was part of the satellite that fell

fell to the earth on the weekend.

But local investigators are not ruling

ruling out the possibility it was a

metreite. Witnesses say they saw a

fireball in the sky before the

explosion. Car door scratches,

dings and dents may soon be a thing

of the past. Ford has produced a

mechanically extended flap which automatically automatically extends when a door is

is opened and contracts when it is

closed on its own. The new feature

will debut in the US near on the will debut in the US near on the

Ford Focus. No word yet whether it

will be offered here.

It was just a skrash - not her

fault! Collingwood's Dane Swan has

won the coveted 2011 Brownlow Medal.

He polled 34 votes to take the

AFL's highest individual honour.

Last year's favourite, a worthy

winner this year. Like I said

tonight, I've come along, hopefully

enjoy it. I thought Pendles and

Judy would go close but I managed

to pinch a few votes off them.

He finished ahead of Sam Mitchell

and Nick Dal Santo. There is a

bigger prize on offer on Saturday.

The Premiership Cup. But whether

Collingwood ruckman Darren Jolly is

is there to help the Pies defend it

remains in doubt, as he faces a

race against time. I chat with the

dock and go from there. All

Australian defender Ben Reid, the

other doubtful starter, but is

considered a better chance than

Jolly. At this stage, they have

both said they are fine. No sign of both said they are fine. No sign of

Stevie Johnson down at Geelong

recovery. But the enigmatic cat is

doing everything in his power to

get his wrenched knee right for the

big dance. He's down in the

hyperbaric chamber in Melbourne. He will

will do everything he can to get up

for the game. I'm confident he will.

Emirati soccer player, Theyab Awana,

who became an internet sensation

this year after scoring a back-

heeled penalty has been killed in a

car crash. He died after driving

home from a training camp where he

had been preparing for a World Cup

qualifier against South Korea next

month. He had scored an audacious

penalty in the United Arab Emirates

7-2 win over Lebanon in July.

A bumper night on US markets as

optimism that European officials

are close to a plan to contain

European's debt is growing. Here

with all the details is Nick walter

from Macquarie Private Wealth.

There seems to be some real action

rather than rhetoric from European

officials to sort out the debt

crisis. Elite hope so. It is the

unintended consequences that the

European leaders are trying to prepare

prepare for. There was a meeting

over the weekend between the Greek

Finance Minister and US Treasury

officials mapping out a plan for a

50% debt default. That is seen as

an orderly default and exactly what is

is required. It should give the

Greek country an opportunity to

continue to use the euro, remain in

the European monetary union. It may

be a solution. But it will be an

expensive solution. It will require

commitment across the European land commitment across the European land

escape, involve corporate and

central banks and fp political

leaders. Wall Street was buoyed by leaders. Wall Street was buoyed by

all of this last night, up over 2%.

What is likely to happen here

today? Yes, the Dow Jones closed

272 points higher. That's somewhat

of a relief rally. We expect our

market to open very strongly here

today, considering that we lost 6%

Monday to Friday last week and

suffered further losses yesterday.

Our market will rebound. The

futures are indicating more than

100 points higher at the start. I'm

sceptical about that. But we might

see something around 60 or 70

points higher today. You will have

a busy one today anyway.

Thank you very much. That is

finance for the minute. I'm off to

go out and check this Ford anti-

dent technology! I'm in so much trouble at the moment!

Recapping our main stories this morning.

Collingwood midfielder Dane Swan

has taken home the Brownlow Medal

with the highest tally ever.

Meantime, the AFL angrily denies it

is planning to team up with the NRL

in a campaign against the

Government's proposed pokie reforms.

And it could be another long wait

at the airport for air travellers

this morning because of more

industrial action at the airports.

And that is it for Ten's Early News.

I'm Ron Wilson. See you again at

9:00am. Thanks for joining us today. 9:00am. Thanks for joining us today.

See you again tomorrow. Good morning.

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