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Tonight - Julia Gillard's

gearing up for battle. Kevin

Rudd's leaving town. It is the

people's house. And we return

it regretfully to the

people. The home truths how the

Green Loan Scheme went horribly

wrong. To attract every shark

and shonky in Australia. The

'60s killer still lurking

inside the fib row judge. And

if you can't beat them, then

change most of the team For

the future of NSW it's

important that we win this

game. Good evening. Juanita

Phillips with ABC News. We will

have those stories shortly but

first to some breaking news -

Jayant Patel found guilty of

the manslaughter of patients.

About 40 minutes ago the jury

returned its verdict after

deliberating for seven days.

And we will have more on that

story a little later in the bulletin. Kevin Rudd has

harnded back the keys to the

Lodge, severing the last of his

ties to the prime ministership.

But Julia Gillard didn't wait

for the former Prime Minister to leave before launching into

a clean-up of his policies. Her

Cabinet met for most of the

day, rushing to charter new

direction on the mining tax and

other headaches. The urgency is

fuelling expectation s that Ms

Gillard is preparing to call Gillard is preparing to call an

election at the earliest

opportunity. Chief political

correspondent Mark Simkin.

Kevin Rudd will no longer

lodge at the Lodge. He's moving

out and moving on. This has

been our home for the better

part of the last three

years. Our family home. It is

the people's house and we

return it grate flfl fli to the people. The notorious workaholic will return to

Brisbane, take a holiday and

then start to think about

re-election. All I'd say to the

Australian people is one word -

and that is thank you for the

opportunity to serve Australia.

Thank you. And with that he had

to zip. Wrapping up his first

public appearance since Julia

Gillard's swearing. In Kevin

Rudd is not othe only one on

the move. Less than an hour

after flying in from Dana -

Canada, Wayne Swan was escorted

into Cabinet. I spoke to - The

Government wants to rework

toxic Rudd era policies as

quickly as important. I think

the resources super profits tax

has caused uncertainty and

concern. That's why I'm

focussed on negotiating to a

good solution there. Julia

Gillard's also heading to

Queensland tonight. There's

speculation she's preparing

concession force that State's

coal seam gas industry. But

it's unlikely to placate the

established miners. I would

simply say to the mining

industry, by all means continue

discussions, that's a good

thing but be careful because

you are dealing with a care

taker Prime Minister. If the

Government digs itself out of

election become morse the mining hole, an August

likely. We are going to move at

some point during the second

half of the year to election

day. I expect the election to

be called this weekend. One

government source told the ABC

he would call an election as

soon as possible but the change

of leadership means the ALB has to trash its Kevin Rudd slogans

and materials and start again.

In the meantime, Julia

Gillard's still introduce ing

north-west voters and dealing

with deeply personal

questions. Do you believe in

God? No, I don't, John. I am

not a religious person. She

will put her faith in the

people. Now, back to the

Jayant Patel story - about 40

minutes ago the jury returned a

guilty verdict after

deliberating for seven days.

The former chief of surgery at

Bundaberg Hospital had pleaded

not guilty to the manslaughter

the grievous bodily harm of of three of his patients and

another. Jayant Patel walked

back into court to hear the

verdict just before 6. After

6.5 days of sliberation, -

dlaib relations the jury has

decided the doctor was guilty of three count of manslaughter after three parents died in his

care. Patel was also found

guilty of grievous bodily

harm. It's over. I am so happy

it's all over. Jayant Patel

began work at Bundaberg in

2003, almost immediately local staff began raising

concerns We'd taken to hiding

patients. Patel resigned in

2005 and returned to Portland,

Oregon. Business class courtesy

of Queensland Health. And investigations revealed he had been banned from performing

some operations in if US

because of negligence. The Government was forced to mount

an inquiry, where evidence

linked Dr Patel to more than a

dozen patient deaths. 2 report

recommends that Jayant Patel

Police Commissioner for should be referred to the

prosecution for a number of offences including manslaughter. In 2008, he

finally arrived back in Brisbane. Obviously fleece been

a lot of hiccups along the way.

And we just keep moving we

always held faith that this day

would come. His trial began in

March this year. It ran for 58

days with more than 76 witnesses. The court heard

Patel was a surgeon with a

toxic egg o, who operated

beyond his ability. But his

defence argued he admitted the

day one patient died was the

worst of his Leitch and that he

operated for the parents'

benefit and with their consent.

The judge warned the six men

and women that they were not

advocates or detectives but

they decided - pat Jayant

Patel was the doets at

Bundaberg Hospital. And

we're hoping to cross live to

Bundaberg shortly for the

reaction there. Green loans were supposed to help people

make their homes more energy

the scheme attracted every efficient Instead critics say

shark and shonk in the

business. A Senate inquiry into

what went wrong began in Sydney

Government botched the today. It was told the Federal

introduction of the

scheme. The Green Loan Scheme

was set up to give residents a

free assessment and loan to

make their home more

environment ally sustainable. A

Senate hering ha er hear ing in

Sydney today was told it was a

great idea but the introduction

was botched When you have no

checks and Buckingham Palaces

put in place to start with you

attract every shark and shonky

in Australia. It's emerged that

the bureaucracy was swamped by

the large number of people who

wanted to have their homes

assessed. In our view the

program was implemented too

quickly, short cuts were taken,

roles not well defined. And the

hearing was told that the

people charged with making the

assessments needed no

qualifications. Go and develop

a two-day program, go and get

500 immigrant taxi drivers

which was apparently one of the

things that did occur. There

were insulation installers that

wanted to tack on the $200 and

be in and out within five

minutes. They were open about

what they were doing in the

course. Householders were

entitled to an interest free

loan up to $10,000 to make their house greener. While the

assessment program is

continuing, assessors have been

limited to five jobs a week to

weed out the rorts. Some

promised more work are

demanding compensation. More

than a quarter of million

households have had the report

and the Government says 90%

like the.s They were happy with

it. What did they do with

it ? We haven't got any information on that

yet. Finding out if the $175

million program has help ed the

environment is still on the to

do list. - to-do list. The old

fibro houses that still exist

in many suburbs are being

targeted in the latest Kam pain

against asbestos. Unions and

the Cancer Council want the

nation to be asbestos free by

2030. And fibro sheeting, the

building block of the '50s and

'60s is one of their

concerns. Sophie Scott has the

story. After a tornado ripped

through northern NSW earlier

this year, it was the asbestos

left in its wake that posed the

greatest health danger. It's

estimated that over one million

Australian homes contain some

asbestos. Unions and health

export perts have joined forces

to call for urgent national

action to remove it. We know,

for example, that 40,000

victims - 40,000 citizen also

contract an asbestos-related

disease over the next 10 to 20

year an the estimates are 18

thousand of those will die from mesothelioma. But it's not at

work that people are being exposed. Instead most will

contract the illness through

home renovation. Unions and

doctors want a national body

set up to audit where the

deadly material is hiding and a

coordinated plan to get rid of

it. This is a preventable

cancer largely. We have 580

cases of mesothelioma, the

asbestos-caused cancer, each

year in Australia and

unfortunately 550 deaths which

means it's one of the more

difficult to treat cancers. Ray

Colbert is now living with the

consequences of being exposed to asbestos several years

ago. You just don't know.

There's no warning to say it's happening. Advocates know

removing all asbestos from

Australia is an ambitious and expensive goal but they say

it's achievable. No amount of

money can ever replace

someone's life and I've seen it

for myself so many times, I've

had a father and a grand father

die of this stuff and I just

want to see it eradicated out

of our community. WA and the

ACT have already moved to audit

and remove asbestos in many

buildings. The declaration will

be sent to Prime Minister Julia

Gillard. There have been

angry scenes in a Jakarta court

as an Indonesian man was

sentenced to five years jail on

terrorism-related changes.

Muhammad Jibril sent emails in

which he discuss add heating

with the terrorist mastermind

behind last year's Jakarta hotel bombings. ABC correspondent Kerri Ritchie was in court for the

verdict. Muhammad Jibril

walked into counterconfidently

knows the room was packed with

his spores. But the judges weren't impressed with the

young publish er of a jihadst

magazine. The court heard

Jibril dragged in an email to

his brother that he med Noordin

Mohammed Top. He discuss ed the

plans to bomb the Ritz Carlton

and Marriott hotels in

bombings. In the emails Jibril

used the initials AQ for

al-Qaida. He was sentenced for

five years jail for withholding

information from the authorities. He was expressionless his supporter

eer - his supporters were

anything but. This woman told

the judges they would be

punished by God in hell. Jibril

was also convicted of using

fake documents to get a

passport. Which he used to

travel to slaiba. Afterwards he

said he wasn't surprised with

the verdict. He should be

released in about hour

years. They say he's nen and he

says the judges have got it

wrong. Jib yib says he will appeal against the verdict.

Fiji's military-backed

government is at it again,

banning foreign media ownerion.

Australia has condemned the

move, saying it's anti-

democratic and amounts to

censorship. The own over the

country's main newspaper, News

Limited, says it's an

outrageous attack on free

speech. The 'Fiji Times'

reports on what could be the

beginning of the end for the

23--year-old newspaper. The

'Fiji Times' has essentially

three months to comply and if

it does cialt then it will have

to close down. Commodore Frank

Bainimarama's military gft has

issued a decree that all Fiji

media be at least t 0% locally

owned. In a Statement, News

Limited chairman John Hartigan

says, "We will fight while we

can but there is no doubt that

this move is to force our hand

in selling the business and

pulling out of Fiji." We

condemn it absolutely. It is

another example of the military

dominated government sensoring

freedom of speech, impinging

upon democratic rights. January

last year the feel feel

publisher was deported after

his paper prifrnt add letter

criticising the High Court's

back of the military coup and a

few months later the ABC's Sean

Dorney was one of several

report ers to be kicked out of

the country. We need the media

to be locally based to

understand the situation in the

country. The experts say the

media decree is the latest move

to control all the levels of

power in the country. It will

have an economic impact because the idea that your p

investments may not be safe

that the regime may change its attitude on investments almost

at the drop of a hat. News

Limited says staff after the

'Fiji Times' have already

endured censorship, physical intim intimidation and

deportation. Now 200 job s are

directly under threat as well

as the country's reputation for

investment. Spies were

detained in New York, Boston

and Virginia. The suspected ats

were trained by Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service

and were under orders to

develop ties in policy making

circles. The FBI says it's been

monitoring the suspect force

year s and some had blended

into the community with false

Eid ties. - identities The

dogs barked loudly but they

were un assuming, no attention

at all. It is not clear what

impact the arrest also have on

US-Russia ties. Only last week

the Russian and American

Presidents agreed to a fresh

start in the relationship. America's Supreme Court has

handed a major victory to the

gun lobby. It's rejected

Chicago's strict ban on hand

guns and made gun ownership a

civil right in all States and

cities not just federally. I

have a right to protect myself.

I have a right to own a firearm

to do that. That is at the very

core of our American

consciousness. Commonsense

tells you we need few er guns

on the street, not more guns. The ruling is expect ed

to spark more challenges to gun

control measures across the country. Taking you back to our

top story - the jury in the

trial of Jayant Patel has found

the former surgeon guilty of

the manslaughter of three of

his parents. Let's go to report er Kirrin McKechnie in

Bundaberg. What's been the

reaction there? Well, gasps

rang out across the courtroom

here in Bundaberg where a live

telekation of the verdict was

played to former patients. Once

all four of the guilty verdicts

had been read out, patients got

up, they clapped and cheered,

they hugged each other, many

had tears of joy. In

particular, Ian Vowels who was

the man at the subject of the

GBH conviction against Jayant

Patel, he sat on his own

quietly sobbing as the guilty

verdict in the GBH charge was

read out. I am joined now by a

former patient of Jayant Patel,

Doris Hillier, whose surgery

was botched by the surgeon.

Doris Hillier, as the guilty

verdict was read out, what went

through your minds? A sense of

relief because we fought for

this now for five years and to

think it's finally come our way

is really too good to be true.

We didn't expect the verdicts

to come in all guilty but we

were given a bonus, it's wonderful news, wonderful new force parents who have lost

their lives an their families

are must be ecstatic and for

Ian Vowel's family to know that

he's been charged with his

grievous bodily harm and for

those who have been muterate -

mutilated and #345i78's

wonderful news. The judge is

yet to deliver his sentence in

this case. What would you like

to see happen now to Jayant

Patel? Life, life, life, life.

That would set the precedence

for what he has done to so many

patients up here. He has ruined

their lives and I don't think

he should ever be able to walk the streets of our beautiful

State ever again. Certainly

back not in the USA we don't

want him over there because he

also did the same over there

but it's wonderful news. And I

believe in an eye for an eye

and a life for a life. Doris Hillier, thank you for your

time. Thank you. And so of

course this whole case is not

yet over. The judge is yet to

hand down his sentence, and already Jayant Patel's lawyers

have indicated that they will appeal this extraordinary

decision. That's all from

Bundaberg.

They diagnosed it now

they're trying to fix it.

Nearly 1,000 scientists have

gathered on the Gold Coast to try to find solutions to global

warming. They say it's time for

an international approach to

climate change, and it costs

both financial and social.

Climate Minister Penny Wong

told the first international conference on climate

adaptation it's time to set the

record straight. Weave all been

taught there's always two sides

to every story but the difference is that climate

change is not a story. It is a

fact. A fact not lost on the

980 delegate, many have already

played a major part in international climate change

research and policy making. I

think one of the ways that it

is going to make it possible to

speed up our understanding of

these things is in fact to

build new scientific

institutions, to strengthen the

community, to advance the

science, and to make a bigger

difference in this huge task we

have in trying to help the

world adapt to climate

change. And they say it's time

to put aside the national and

local initiatives in favour of

a global approach, with the international community working

together. It's a very uncertain

and un equal challenge that we

have a picture of. Because

those funding targets are built

towards different protective

measures. The conference was

told the scientific community

would have to tell politicians

what they could keep and what

they could afford to lose in

the face of global warming. In

order to provide policy makers

with the best information they

can use to handle the

problem. Delegate also spend

the next two days brainstorming

ideas to minimise the impact of

climate change. On to finance

now and there were more falls

on the stock market today. Wall

Street set the trend, and this

afternoon Chinese shares fell sharply. Alan Kohler

reports. Well, if the G20

leaders meeting in Toronto over

the weekend were hoping to get

a round of applause from the

markets for their commitment to

half their Budget deficits by 2013, they would have been

sorely disappointed today. In

fact, investors were worried

that it will just make things

worse, so after an initial rise

in the morning the US indices

finished flat to lower and then

in Asia today there was some

fairly serious selling,

especially in Shanghai, where

the main index is down more

than 4%. Shares in Japan, Hong

Kong and India were also pretty

weak. In Australia the All

Ordinaries fell a bit less than

1%. This graph shows the core

problem with the markets at the

moment. They no longer believe

in the American recovery. It's

vanishing before their eyes.

This is the most watched

leading economic index -

produced by the Economic Cycle

Research Institute, or ECRI.

Over 40 years and six previous

rsts it never fell as fast as

it did in 2008 when it

predicting the 2009 recession.

And then in six recoveries it

never grew as fast as it did

last year, predicting a

V-shaped recovery and now it's

gone back into reverse, just as

quickly. And many think it's

now predict alg double dip.

Among today's highlights was

the engineering firm Downer EDI

which put out a statement this

morning clarifying its cash

position after a story appeared

suggesting it was not paying

its bills. Not true, said the

statement, we've got ample

cash. But then a couple of

hours later it had to put out

another statement clarifying

its clarification, all of which

left investors pretty

underwhelmed and the shares

fell 6%. Among the leaders,

banks and resources stocks all

lost a bit and Qantas fell 3%.

The Australian dollar is down

against everything tonight,

back to where it was a

fortnight ago. NSW will field

one of its most inexperienced

line-ups when it takes on

Queensland in Origin 3 next

week. Selectors have made eight

changes to the team which was

thrashed in Brisbane a

fortnight ago. The contrast st

stark. The Blues have made

whole sale changes for what

will most likely be the coach's

Origin hurrah and the there's

the maroons steam roller steady

as she goes. There is no doubt

we want to win 3-0. The axe was

wielded in dramatic fashion by

the NSW selectors. There are

eight change toes the squad

that was beaten in Brisbane

when the Blues slumped to a

fifth successive series defeat.

With Michael Weyman and Luke

O'Donnell suspended, Matt

Cooper injury and five others

drap dropped, the Blues have

called Michael Jennings and

bird Greg Bird. At Anthony

Watmough is back from injury and there are four

debutantes: It's a real buzz to

walk in the room and see some

of the guys you look up to as a

child. I wasn't expect ing it

but I am over the moon. Five-eight Trent Barrett

takes over from Kurt Gidley as

captain You need more than one

leader in a team. I wouldn't

expect Kurt to go into his

shell either. Panther Petero Civoniceva adds his experience

to the maroons line-up. The veteran prop has recovered from

a broken hand and comes in at

Ben Hannant's expense. As the

dispute over the selection of

code defector Israel Folau has

now faded. He's been retained

to Father game at Olympic

Stadium and will get to show

off his skills in the heartland

of the AFL club he will be

moving to. The 18-10 result

last night would have pleased

the former dog Steve Price who

has confirmed his retirement

due to a haem injury. Price

played 15 Tests for Australia and 28 Origin matches for

Queensland. There are no

Australians left in the

Wimbledon single s after

Lleyton Hewitt and Jarmila

Groth both bowed out in the

fourth rounds. Groth lost to

Venus Williams while Hewitt was

beaten by Serbia's Novak

Djokovic. At 29 years of age,

hue y's hoping of winning

another grand slam are

dwindling. The 2002 champion

took excellent grass court from

form into the match but was

defeated by Djokovic for the

fourth time in a row. It's one

of the best eventuals by Djokovic It's disapointing

always to lose in grand slams especially when that's what

motivate s you. The improving

Jarmila Groth served for first

set against Venus Williams but

couldn't capitalise. Well

that just wasn't good enough

the approach there. The slof

akian-born 23-year-old fought

hard before losing 6-4,

7-6. The surprise result of the

day was the-time finalist Andy

Roddick losing in five sets to

China ease Taipei's Yen-Sun Lu. With England out of the World

Cup, Scotland's mur Andy

Murray has been adopted again

in his attempt to end a Wimbledon drought for British

men that stretches back to 1936. I am sure there's more

coverage in the papers. Two of football's heavyweights

delivered knockout blows at the

World Cup overthieth. The

five-time champons Brazil

sizzled against Chile. And the

header is in! Fleet-footed

Fabiano gave tournament

favourites a 2-0 half-time

advantage. A clinical Robinho sealed advantage. A clinical Robinho seale

the 3-0 win, waiting in the

quarterfinals the Netherlands.

Arjen Robben's lethal left boot

gave the Dutch a 1-0 leads over

Slovac ya. The 2-0 victory

sparked jubilant scenes in Amsterdam It's a great

match. The round of 16 will be

completed tonight with Japan

playing Paraguay and Spain

taking on its neighbour

Portugal. South Africa's Dale

Steyn could be in hot water for

an incident on day 3 of the

third Test against the West

Indies in Barbados. After being

dismissed, Steyn appeared to

spit in the direction of wefd

Indian Sulieman Benn. That is

shock shocks as well. Benn who

has a track record of getting

under skin of his opponents

complain ed to umpires. The

fired up Steyn later took three

wickets as the Proteas edged

closer to a 2-0 series

win. Beware thousands of Lions

are on the prowl across Sydney.

Lions members are here for a

week-long convention. Not since

World Youth Day has Hyde Park

been gripped with such

religious fervour. Such a photo

opportunity. Such delusion. I

am - Such zeal in swapping

badges. From the four corners

of the Earth they've come in

the name of Lionism. It's all

about service. Even Bob is

here, Bob who? Bob is Bob. He

is very intelligent. Honest.

We're bob unites. Big Bob. What about Bob? Sponsorship is here

too. And a sleeping dragon,

raused to give the march

character. But, hang on, you

might wonder how a Chinese

Dragan came to be leading a

march of international line

lines. Rumour has it there were

no Wombats, ekidneys or bilbies

available. There are some Lions

making a circus of Macquarie

Street, not the first to do so,

dancing in the street, music of

sorts. Noise and plenty of it.

Though not a vuf vuf in sight

or - Vuvuzela in sight or

earshot. What does it all

settle have to do with a Lion's

convention? Well, meeting

like-minded people and perhaps

hoping. This lovely one is from

a lovely little Italian

gentleman I eel be looking for

all day. Clearly not him. For

whom there is one final happy

snap of the family and the

closest this town can come to a

pyramid. Time for the

weather now and it was the

coldest morning in years,

Graham? It was. Temperatures

fell below zero across much of Sydney with widespread frosts

this morning. If we have a look

at those temperatures in

Sydney, we can see minuses

widespread and we're expecting

to see continue ing

temperatures down in the

minuses overnight tonight. That

was pretty much the story right

along the State. It was cold

and dry air, sitting under a

high pressure ridge that is

producing a combination of the

clear skies. That's what

resulted in the extremely cold

conditions this morning.

Cloud with an approaching

cold front in the south-east

will have limited impact on

NSW. It will produce some light showers about the southern

border but we are not expecting

worth while falls. The pressure

over the reminds ore TV State

that's trapped the cold air

will assist the development of

further widespread frosts if

the next couple of days. Any

falls of rain about the

southern board ler amentd to

less than 5mm. The southern

capital also remain cool and

drizzly tomorrow. We're not

going to see much improvement

there although the showers will

begin to ease in Melbourne.

And that is ABC News for

this Tuesday. Goodnight.

Closed Captions by CSI

The offences was

committed when Patel was the

chief of surgery at the

Bundaberg baste hospital. Tonight's conviction is another