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American student Amanda Knox is

expected to learn her fate this

morning with an Italian jury now

deliberating on her appeal after

she tearfully begged them to set

her free. Good morning. Welcome to Ten News. Welcome

Also this morning hundreds of par

tispapbtss converge on Canberra for

the Government's tax forum with the

treasurer welcoming all ideas. In

In sport, wanting an apology, the

feud between Brett Stewart and

David Gallop appears to be far from over.

Billions is wiped off the Aussie

meet its deficit targets. share market as Greece struggles to

An Italian jury is expected to hand

down a verdict in the appeal of

American student Amanda Knox this

morning. She made a final emotional

appeal for her freedom telling

British flatmate. jurors she didn't kill or rape her

The

The strain was clear on the face of

Amanda Knox this morning as she

entered this courtroom for what

will be her judgement day. The

shape of her life will be decided

here in the next few hours. There

was one last dramatic opportunity

to plead her case, an appeal to the

judge and the jurors. In a strong

impassioned, seemingly unscripted

address in fluent Italian she told

them she was innocent. Fit was an

act it was a virtuoso performance.

Her family were in court, normally

they said nothing. keen to spec for their daughter

today? REPORTER: How are you feeling

The family of the murder victim,

the British student Meredith

Kercher, flew into Perugia today.

They were noot in court to hear the

defendant speech speak but will be there for the verdict.

Amanda Knox will be recalled from

prison when the verdict has been

lives. reached t longest day of their

There's bad news for Labor this

plummets below 30%. morning as the primary support

Business, community and union

groups are arriving in Cran bra for

a -- koon bra for a two-day

discussion about the Australian tax

system. The treasurer says that key

limits. areas like the GST are strictly off

Kevin Rudd faced his first

ousted. community Cabinet since he was

I'm Kevin Rudd and I'm in Australia,

so I'm happy. The former PM as

popular as the current one at a

High School in Tasmania where local

reform. issues took precedence over tax

But today the countdown is on for

the tax summit, around 200

participants will arrive at the tax summit, around 200

Parliament House to begin the two-

day talk fest. People can say

whatever they like at the tax

forums. But he ront be making

tweaks to the carbon and mining

taxes and the GST is strictly off

limits. We don't think that's the

way to build our tax system. We

don't think it is fair, we don't

think it's efficient. A familiar

bat sl looming between the states

and Federal Government. State

Premiers are demanding compensation

if they are expected to cut areas

like stamp duty. They better look

in their own backyard. Unions want

to see words with action. We want

to make sure they're not just a one

oi day wonder. The Opposition sure

that is all it will be unless the

Government delivers immediate tax

relief for families. Delivery time,

now is the time to do something,

burden now is the time to ease the tax

burden on everyday Australians.

The Government is racing to resolve

a costly loophole in its revenues

from botched changes which could

allow companies to claim billions

in losses. The tax change made in

July last year means companies

involved in takeovers would be

allowed to claim tens of billions

dating back nearly a decade. The

accidental loophole only came to

the Government's attention in March

and id it's leefled retrospective

legislation will be announced.

It's believed the Federal

Government is spending $4,000 a day

on cigarettes and tobacco for

asylum seekers and millions on

anti-smoking campaigns. News

Limited reports the company that

manages detention cepbtders says

smoking habit of immigration

detainees costs more than $1.4

million a year. The Immigration

Minister says detention centre cost

also blow out more in the

Government is forced to continue

Australia. processing asylum seekers in

A decision will be made this

morning on whether to resume the

search for a man missing at sea

since Sunday. The 47-year-old and

four members of his family were

thrown overboard near Batemans Bay.

His parents and ten-year-old niece

all died with only an 11-year-old niece

niece able to be rescued. The

search was called off at 3pm

yesterday due to poor weather.

In the US anti-Wall Street protests

have spread to the west coast with

activists taking to the streets of

LA demonstrating against corporate

greed. This is the third week of

protests which began in New York

and has been growing in strength

following the weekend's Brooke Lynn

Bridge occupation where 700 were

arrested. Demonstrations have taken

place in Washington and Chicago.

Sports news. It seems a feud

between Brett Stewart and David

Gallop is far from over. It's Gallop is far from over. It's

believed that Brett told Gallop

"You owe me an apology" to which

Gallop said, "well done". The

brother said the Premiership gave

started the family closure. The feud

started in 2009 when Gallob banned

the full back for four weeks. Brett

Stewart was hit with sexual assault Stewart was hit with sexual assault

charges but was later acquitted. 36

The fall-out from Collingwood's

Grand Final loss continues with a

member of the Magpies camp giving

the media the bird. The Jess sure

followed a parting shot by Mick

Maguire. Malthouse at club President Eddie

The Magpies drown their sorrows.

The former coach was happy to chat.

He hit back at Eddie Maguire's

claims he's burnt out. I'm far from

physically burnt out. I can tell

you that, if you want to run down

the street,ly race you. The Pies

are quick to fill the mentoring

role. Eade will help Buckley settle

in. It's a role that I thought the

director of coaching was going to

be, was not, and I'm led to believe

that the new role is the identical

role that I thought should have

been the Director.

Lee Brown joined Neil at Melbourne,

the new forward coach. Leon Davis

faces a delayed start to next season.

He was charged with rough conduct

on Taylor.

Explosive Wallabies winner Uane is

said to make his return in this

weekend's quarter final. The strike

weapon broke his thumb in the

opening pool clash against Italy

butry covered. Turner joined the

team in Wellington, called up to

xover the injured Mitchell.

I came over here to add everything

that I can and if that means

getting on the park, yes, but if it

doesn't and I'm holding pads,ly do

that with everything I've got too.

Hodgson also is a back' up.

And not a great start to Q2, the

financial year? No.

Over $30 billion was wiped off the

share market in fairly light trade

due to holidays in three states.

Concern over Europe's debt crisis

weighed heavily on the market. Week

commodities pushed Rio Tinto to a

two-year low. The Aussie dollar is

trading at 95.5 US cents. And

there's draft budget figures that there's draft budget figures that

show that Greece will miss deficit

targets and may have to ask for

more bail-outs. EU and IMF

officials are investigating whether

Greece should receive the next $11 Greece should receive the next $11 billion bail-out.

Amidst all this economic

uncertainty there is some good news.

The Reserve Bank is expect 20 leave

interest rates on hold.

The market is currently pricing in

1.42 percentage points of rate cuts over 12 months.

Eurozone debt problems have weighed

heavily on stocks with growing

fears Greece could default.

Now the newspaper headlines. The

Sydney Morning Herald reports anti-

pokie reform commentary in an NRL

game was directed from management

and not the view of the commentators.

The Courier Mail says there is a

great imbalance of admin staff to doctors in hospitals.

The Australian reports the Gillard

Government will use the tax forum

to push for congestion charges.

The Herald Sun labelled AFL Premiership-winning Geelong players

as "kprai si cats" after the Mad

Monday dress-up featured the St

Kilda schoolgirl and embattled AFL player-agent Ricky Nixon.

Week two of the thriel of Michael

Jackson's doctor has begun. The latest next.

And 34,000 customers take on the ANZ over excessive fees.

You're with Ten News. More than 40

bushfires are still burning across

Queensland and are under control.

The firefighters have taken

advantage of the wet weather. But

the rezdepbtss are urgeed to be

vigilant as the state faces its

worst fire season since 2009.

Fire sweeps across picturesque

Fraser island. Guest ts at the King

-- King fisher Bay Resort had to be

moved. It came within a kilometres

of the resort. Which moved some

guest ts as well as staff that live

on the resort from a part of the

property which has quite a few

trees around it down to the main

hotel complex as a precaution. Four

water bombing helicopters were

brought in. No property was lost.

But it could have been avoided.

Ill it may have been as a result of

a haphazard reduction burn and it

may have got from that.

Firefighters have had a difficult

weekend. More than 400 fires

burning across the state have been

reduced to just ten hotspots. One

near Townsville caught a fishing

group unaware. It blocked their

exitly land and forced them to call

for help. We secured their cars and

returned their keys. They did the

right thing. Fire chiefs say all

fires are under control and the

threat of further strong wind gusts has eased.

But residents are still being asked

to take all precautions.

Break k news - word through that

Amanda Knox is back in court in

Italy, which means a verdict has

been reached. We will bring you

those details as soon as they are

revealed to the court.

A public memorial will be held for six-year-old Kiesha Weippeart, more

than 500 people are expected to

attend the service at the Emerton Holy Family Church.

A family funeral for Kiesha was

held -- was held last week six

months after her remains were found

in a shallow grave. Her mother,

Kristi Abrahams and stepfather

Robert Smith have been charged with her murder.

A convenience store has been held

up in Sydney's inner west this

morning, it took place after 3am

when staff were confronted by a man

believed to be carrying a firearm.

Police established a crime scene and are investigating.

Speeding drivers in Melbourne are

more likely to feel knit the back

pockets from today with the first

of dozens of new speed and red-

light cameras to be switched on.

The fixed cameras were installed

more than a year ago but were not

giveen the green light until last

month when an Auditor General's

report found cameras help reduce

road trauma. We are doing this the

start of October because last

October, last year, 36 people died

on Victoria's roads. The new

cameras are at 32 key intersections across Melbourne.

Business, community and union group

also arrive in Canberra for a two- day discussion about Australia's

taxation system. Wayne Swan says he

welcomes all ideas but he won't be

making last-minute tweaks to the

carbon or mining taxes and the GST

is off limits. No intention of

increasing the rate or base of the

GST. We regard that as lazy tax

reform. Mr Swan says the Opposition

was invited to the forum but declined.

The manslaughter trial of Michael

Jackson's doctor continues in LA.

Prosecutors say Dr Conrad Murray

caused the singer's death giving

him a lethal dose of the powerful anaesthetic Propofol.

The emergency room doctor who

treated Michael Jackson the day he

died is back on the stand. LAWYER:

you were in charge of the team of

personnel? Yes. She testified that

the pop star was clinically dead

when he arrived at the medical

centre in 2009. He did not have a

pulse. Prosecutors say Jackson's personal

personal physician, Dr Conrad

Murray, gave a lethal dose of

Propofol to the singer causing his

death. But Dr Cooper says Murray

never mentioned the powerful

anaesthetic at the hospital. I was

told that Mr Jackson had been

working very long hours and he thought

thought he had been dehydrated and

that he had given the patient an IV

and administered a drug. The first

paramedic to reach Jackson told the court Dr Conrad Murray never

revealed he was using anything

other than a mild sedative to treat his patient.

He never mentioned the word

"Propofol". The defence claims

Jackson himself administered the

fatal dose while Murray was in the

bathroom. The trial is expected to

last another four weeks.

Fierce fighting has broken out

again in the stronghold of ousted

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Revolutionary forces are trying to

wreft control of the city of Sirte

after the end of a two-day cease-

fire which was called to allow

civilians to leave. There is also

fighting in the country's south.

Manly winger Hopoate is set to sign

with the Parramatta Eels after his

two-year Mormon mission is complete

T big money deal would see him

switch clubs in 2014 but for now

he's gone out a winner.

Sporting their new Premiership

rings it was hard to wipe the

smiles off Manly players. It soon

turned to reflection for Hopoate,

off on a two year religious

sabbatical. REPORTER: How many

people said, pliez don't go? There

was a few, myself as well. Yes, it

will be hard. But in saying that t

best possible way to go out. It

seems they took time out to thank

fans following the triumph. The

Eagles with more to celebrate rewarded in Kangaroo selections.

EEvans getting a call up to top his

remarkable rookie season.

He is joined by Tony Williams, Brett

Brett Stewart, Glenn Stewart and

Anthony Watmough. Kangaroos coach

Tim Sheens forced to hose down

rumours of a personal problem with Watmough. Watmough. No problem between us.

Whether he agrees with that, that

is the issue. If there is an issue,

it's not personal. There will be

plenty of sore heads among the

Geelong players after the club celebrated a colourful mad Monday.

This group of Cat also not only be

remembered as one of the greatest

to take to the field, but also for

their fancy dress. Matthew scarlet

admits his third flag in five years

is only sinking in. It takes a

couple of days, I think looking

around, with the people from the

club, unbelievable feeling, but it

takes a while... There's 24 hours.

The Cats will be paraded through Geelong on Wednesday.

The feared pairing of Ingall and

per kin also be reunited at

Bathurst on Sunday. There's too

many -- I don't think there's too many pairings with possibly father

and son, that could be something to

achieve. The teams arrive today.

The global stock sell-off continued

with the Dow down over 200 at one

stage thanks to continuing concerns over Europe's debt crisis.

Here is James Rozenberg. Now, this

Greek default is looking more

likely. If it does, how devastating

will it be on the global markets?

Well, particularly devastating as

they've started to pave the way for

potential default on the weekend by

talking about their inability to

meet the budget cuts that have been

forced on them by other European

member nations. It will be an

absolute disaster, it will ruin the

Greek economy if they do default,

but it will put considerable strain

on the rest of Europe, particularly

both banks and countries hold Greek

debt and not only that, the

contagen would spread and people

would wonder who is next. There's

the usual names we are well aware

of in Europe t so-called "pigs",

but my concern is what happens if

the same contagen crosss the

Atlantic. Doesn't bear thinking at this

this stage. Now, back home the

Reserve Bank meets today. Most are

tipping rates to stay on hold, but

what about the longer term? I

notice the money market the pricing

in 1.42 percentage points of cuts

over 12 months? I think that is

potentially the case. There's very

serious issues with the global

economy and while the Reserve Bank

are focussed on inflation, that is

at the upper end of their comfort

level. They are well aware of

what's happening in Europe, they

are well aware of the problems of

the two-speed economy and while

they will probably keep rates on

hold today and maybe for the next

few months until early in the New

Year, they will probably wait until

there's signs of a significant

increase in unemployment which

hopefully won't happen but if it

does at least they've got the

luxury of being able to cut unlike

some of their counterparts in other

Western countries. So we don't

think there will be a rate cut

until the New Year, probably a few

of them next year, but as the

situation in Europe particularly

worsens, that date may come closer. worsens, that date may come closer. Thank you.

The nation's largest class action

has begun in a bid to stop

Australian banks charging customers

xosh tant penalties. 34,000 ANZ

customers claim they were charged

$50 million in unfair fees. Honour

and dishonour fees on accounts and

then over limit and late payment

fees on credit card accounts. The

case has a long way to go, with

each stage of the class action

likely to run into appeal. likely to run into appeal.

Manufacturing unions are continuing Manufacturing unions are continuing

to call for special consideration

for the struggling sector with a

push to scrap payroll tax. In

today's tax forum, unions will seek

to get the industry spared from

paying state payroll taxes but it

doesn't look too promising after

Wayne Swan said the Commonwealth

wouldn't help the states to abolish wouldn't help the states to abolish their inefficient taxes.

There's been more bad news for

Labor. We have that next. Workers

on the country's largest road

tunnel projects threat on the down tunnel projects threat on the down

their tools permanently after the

death of a colleague. We will have more when we return.

Our main stories. American student

Amanda Knox is back in court this

morning to hear the sprirbgt on her

appeal. The American student begged

jurors to set her free. Hundreds

converge on Canberra for the Tax

Forum with the Treasurer welcoming all ideas.

In sport, asking for an apology,

the feud between Brett Stewart and

David Gallop appears far from over.

In finance, billions is wiped off

the Australian share market as

Greece struggles to meet its deficit deficit targets.

An it Tamian jury is expected to

hand down a verdict -- an Italian

jury is expected to hand down a

verdict after she arrived back in

court a few minutes ago. Earlier

sme made a final emotional plea for

her freedom telling jurors she

didn't kill her British flatmate.

The strain was clear on the face of

Amanda Knox this morning as she

entered this courtroom for what entered this courtroom for what

will be her judgement day.

The shape of her life will be

decided here in the next few hours.

There was one last dramatic There was one last dramatic

opportunity to plead her case, an

appeal to the judge and the jurors.

In a strong impassioned seemingly

unscripted address in fluent

Italian, she told them she was

innocent. If this was an act it was

a virtuoso performance, the moment

captured in the court's camera.

The Knox family were in court

watching, normally keen to speak

for their daughter they said

nothing as they made their way in.

REPORTER: How are you feeling?

The family of the murder victim t British student Meredith Kercher,

flew into Perugia today. They were

not in court to hear the defendant

speak but they will be there for the verdict.

As the jury retired to deliberate,

Knox and Raffaelle Sollecito were

driven back to prison, they will be

recalled when a verdict has been

reached. This will be the longer

day of their lives.

Tax is the hot topic in Canberra

with about 200 participants

converging on the capital for a

two-day tax forum. But the Government won't contemplate any

changes to the GST, putting it strictly off limits.

We're joined by Ten's Political

Reporter Amanda Hart. With the GST,

carbon, mining taxes not on the

agenda, what does the Government

hope to achieve? The Government is

holding this forum because that is

what it negotiated with the Independents,

Independents, when it formed

Government. Now, there are a number

of different items that lots of business

business groups and political

parties want to be discussed both

in personal income tax and company

tax. I will bow flu a few. State

access to income tax, payroll tax

and stamp duty, broaden the mining

tax to include gold and raising the

GST. But as you mentioned, there

are a number of items that won't be

up for negotiation, that includes

the carbon tax t mining tax and of

course raising the GST. But the

Government does say that it will give everybody a fair hearing

though. Now, the Government --

opposition has taken a swipe at the opposition has taken a swipe at the

Government over its tax reform

record, saying that this will be

another talk fest and there won't

be any tangible outcomes from it. be any tangible outcomes from it.

But from hire the Government will

go away and chew the fat, listen to everyone's

everyone's point of view and then

go back and hopefully come up with

some reforms that are tangible for all to see.

This morning the West Australian Labor Party is the latest

deployment in the polls. What does deployment in the polls. What does

this News Poll reveal? It's echoing

what is happening around the

country. Labor seems to be losing

friends pretty quickly.

The Conservatives are two points

ahead and Colin Barnett still preferred

preferred Premier. Why this? It is

no secret that WA or the State

Conservative Government in WA is

opposed to the mining and carbon

taxes and around the country Labor

jus seems to be on the nose. Thank you.

It's been revealed the Federal

Government is spending $4,000 a day

on cigarettes and tobacco for

asylum seekers, at the same time

spending millions on anti-smoking campaigns.

News Limited reports the company

that manages detention centres says

smoking habits of immigration

detainees costs more than $1.4

million a year. Chris Bowen says detention

detention cerpbt cost also blow out

more if the Government is forced to continue processing asylum seekers here.

The family of a young Victorian boy

spent the night by his hospital

bedside where the three-year-old is fighting

fighting for life after being

struck by a train. The youngster

had been playing with a four-year- old

old girl in his back yard at

Wallace before wandering on to

tracks and into the path of a high- speed train.

The mother was in the backyard and

she took her eyes off him for a

second and they ran out of their

sight. The pair were airlifted to

the Children's Hospital where the

little is in an induced coma. The

little girl is in a stable

condition. A safety audit of one of

the country's largest road projects

will begin after workers threatened

to down tools perm fepbltly

following the death of a workmate.

Workers on the Airport Link Project

downed tools on Friday after a 40-

year-old man was struck by a beam

at a site. He died over the weekend.

Union officials say there have been

ongoing health and safety issues

with the project. They demand a

full safety audit and better

training for workers. The

construction consortium has agreed to the conditions.

Sport - it seems the feud between

Brett Stewart and David Gallop is

far from over. It's believed Brett

told him "You owe me an apology",

to which Gallop replied, "Well

done". Father Glenn said that the

Premiership gave the family closure.

The feud started in 2009 when

Gallop banned him for four weeks.

Brett Stewart had a sexual assault

charge but was later acquitted. The

fall-out from Collingwood's Grand

Final loss continues with a member

of a Magpies camp giving the

immediate y the bird, it followed a

parting shot by Mick Malthouse at

club President Eddie Maguire.

The Pies' camp in no mood to talk

as they drown sorrows behind closed

doors. The former coach was happy

to chat. He hit back at Eddie

Maguir's claims he's burnt out. I'm

far from physically burnt out. If

you run down the street,ly race you.

The Pies are quick to fill the

mentoring reel. Eade will help

Buckley settle in, in the hot seat.

The role I thought the Director of

Coaching would be was not, and I'm

led to believe the new prol is the identical

identical role that I thought

should have been the Director of coaching. Collingwood

Collingwood continues to churn out

coaching. Brown found honours as

the Demons' new forward coach. The Pies

Pies defender, Davis, was charged

with rough conduct on Taylor.

A bad start to the new financial quarter?

quarter? No, it wasn't good. Over $30

$30 billion wiped off the share market yesterday.

Concern over Europe's debt crisis

weighed heavily on the market. Weak

commodities pushed Rio to a two-

year low. The dollar was softer,

kurpbtsly trading at a ten-month

low at 95.5 US cents T news out of

Europe is not getting better, with

draft budget figures revealing Greece

Greece will miss deficit targets

for this year and next and may need

to ask international linders for

more bail-out funds. EU and IMF

officials are investigating whether

Greece should receive the next $11 billion bail-out plan.

Amidst all the economic uncertainty,

there is some good news this

morning. The Reserve Bank expects

to leave interest rates on hold at

4.75% at today's monthly board

meeting. The market is pricing in

1.42 percentage points of rate cuts over 12 months.

Now the markets:

Now news websites. The UK Telegraph

reports British airways is offering

frequent flyers a course on how to

survive a plane crash. That's in

exchange for airmile points.

The NZ Herald claims male menopause

is a real condition. Lower sex

drive and weight gain are symptoms that affect millions of men.

Including this one. The Guardian

says power bills and omissions are

on the increase due to increasing

use in gadgets like iPhones and plasma TVs.

The trial of Michael Jackson's

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More than 40 bushfires burning

across Queensland have been brought

under control by firefighters who

have taken advantage of wet weather

in the SE. But residents are still

being urged to be vigilant as the

state faces its worst bushfire

season since 2009.

Fire swoops across picturesque

Fraser Island. Guests at the

island's Kingfisher Bay Resort had

to be moved as strong winds faned

the flames. It came within a

kilometre of the resort. We move a

small number of guests and staff on

the resort from a part of the

property which has a few trees

around it down to the main hotel

complex purely as a precaution. Four waterbombing helicopters were

brought in and no property was lost.

But it could have been avoided.

I believe it may have been as a

result of a haphazard reduction

burn and it may have got away from

that. Firefighters have had a

difficult weekend.. More than 400

fires across the state have been

reduced to just ten hotspots. One

near Townsville caught a fishing group unaware.

It blocked their exit by land and

forced them to call for help.

The water police secured the cars

and returns their keyed. They did the right thing.

Fire chiefs say all fires are under control.

The threat of further strong wind

gusts has eased.

But residents are still being asked to take all precautions.

A public memorial service will be

held today for 6-year-old Kiesha

Weippeart. More than 500 are

expected to attend the morning expected to attend the morning

service at the Emerton Holy Family

Church in Sydney's West. A private

funeral for Kiesha was held last

week, six months after her remains

were found in a shallow bush grave. Her

Her mother, Kristi Abrahams, and stepfather, Robert Smith, have been charged.

A decision will be made this

morning on whether to resume the

search for a man missing at sea

since Sunday. The 47-year-old and

four members of his family were

thrown overboard when their

catamaran hit a sand bank near

Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast.

His parents and ten-year-old niece

died with only an 11-year-old niece

able to be rescued. The search was

called off at 3pm yesterday due to poor weather.

A convenience store has been held

up in Sydney's inner west this

morning. The robbery took place after 3am when staff were

confronted by a man wielding what's beefled

beefled to be a firearm. Police

established a crime scene and are investigating.

Business, community and unions are

arriving in Canberra for a two-day

discussion about the tax system.

Treasurer Wayne kn swan says she

welcomes all -- he welcomes all

ideas but the GST is strictly off limits.

Kevin Rudd faced his first

community forum since being ousted

as Prime Minister. I'm kud Kevin

Rudd and in Australia today, I'm happy.

Local issues took precedence over

Local issues took precedence over

tax reform in Tasmania. But today

the countdown is on for the tax

summit. Around 200 participant also arrive

arrive at Parliament House to begin

the two-day talk fest. People can

say whatever they like. But he

won't be making last-minute tweaks to

to the carbon and mining taxes and

to the carbon and mining taxes and

the GST is strictly off limits. We

don't think that's the way to build

our tax system. We don't think it's

fair, we don't think it's efficient.

A if mill yar bat sl looming

between the states and Federal

Government. State Premiers are

demanding compensation if they are

expected to make cuts to areas like stamp duty.

But there is little sympathy from

the Treasurer. How about they look

in their own back yard. Unions want

action. We want to make sure that

they are not a one-day wonder. The opposition

opposition sure that is all it will

be unless the Government delivers

immediate tax relief for families.

Now, delivery time, now is the time

to do something. Now is the time to

ease the tax burden on efrdz Australians.

The manslaughter trial of Michael

Jackson's doctor continues in LA.

It's now Day 5 of the high profile

court case N the latest development,

an emergency room doctor told

jurors that Dr Conrad Murray never

mentioned giving the singer a pow irful anaesthetic.

The emergency room doctor who

treated Michael Jackson the day he

died is back on the stand. LAWYER:

You were in charge of the efforts

and in charge of the team of

medical personnel? Yes. Dr Rachelle Cooper

Cooper testified on Friday the pop

star was clinically dead when he

arrived at the medical centre. He

did not have a pulse. Prosecutors

say Jackson's personal physician,

Dr Conrad Murray, gave a lethal

dose of Propofol to the singer,

causing his death, but Dr Cooper

says Murray never mentioned the powerful

powerful anaesthetic at the

hospital. I was told that Mr

Jackson had been working very long

hours.. There Murray thought he was

dehydrated and he had giveen the patient IV. The first pair Med toik reach Jackson told the court that Dr Murray never revealed he was using anything last another four weeks. A race of an entertaining kind has taken place in the US. Men ef all ages took -- took part in a relay race while wearing high heels to raise money for domestic violence care centres. The slogan -- 'A Real

Man Would Run A Mile in Her Shoes'.

Some wore dresses.

We have a verdict in the Amanda

Knox case. We will bring it to you

in a moment. 6 Hopoate

Hopoate is set to sign with the

Eels after his two-year mission is

complete.

He's gone out a winner. It was hard

It was hard to wipe the smiles off

Manly players. Hopoate is off on a two-year religious sabbatical.

REPORTER: How many said, "Please

don't go?" There was a few, myself

as well. It's hard. But the best

possible way to go out. The team took possible way to go out. The team

took time out to thank fans took time out to thank fans

following the Grand Final triumph. The

The Sea Eagles with more to

celebrate, rewarded in Kangaroo

selections. Evans getting a call up

to top his remarkable rookie season.

He's joined by Brett Stewart and Anthony

Anthony Watmough. Tim Sheens forced to

to hose down rumours he has a to hose down rumours he has a

personal problem with Watmough. personal problem with Watmough.

If there is an issue, it's not personal.

There will be plenty of sore heads

among Geelong players after the

club celebrated a colourful mad

Monday. This group of Cat also not

only be remembered as one of the only be remembered as one of the

greatest to take the field, but

also for their fancy dress.

Math also for their fancy dress.

Math wrue Scarlet admits his third

flag is opblt sinking in. I think

today look around and the people

from the club, it's unbelievable,

but takes a while. The Cat also be paraded through Geelong on Wednesday.

The breaking news - a verdict has

been reached in the Amanda Knox

appeal in Italy. Joining us with appeal in Italy. Joining us with

more details is our reporter

Catherine Morgan from our US Bureau.

Cat, what has the jury just moments

ago decide snd Well, it happened

seconds ago. They have acquitted Amanda

Amanda Knox and her Italian

boyfriend of the murder of Amanda

Knox's British roommate Meredith Kercher.

This has just happened, breaking

news. She is now free to go back to

Seattle where she lives

Seattle where she lives with her

family, Seattle America. She could

be on a plane within hours. That's

what we are hearing, so she was

appealing, she was convicted of the

murder of Meredith Kercher and

she's already served four years in she's already served four years in

jail of what was a 26-year prison

sentence, but now she is free,

she's a free woman. I imagine they will

will take her back to the jail to

collect her things and to get the

paper work under way and then she paper work under way and then she

is free to go back to America. This

is incredible news. Of course, she

has already served four years in

jail for this crime, so I can

imagine she is incredibly excited

and quite overwhelmed. She did

break down in the court when the

jury announced their verdict. As

you can imagine, her family are

elated. Meredith Kercher's family,

they're not so happy about it I

imagine. They said that in imagine. They said that in a press

conference while the jury was

deliberating that they want justice

for their daughter and they said

that as a victim she's been forgotten

forgotten in this whole process.

I'm not sure how they are feeling,

but I imagine they are quite upset

about this. Of course. Thank you. The global

The global stock sell-off continued

over night with the Dow down

moments before the close thanks to

concerns over Europe's debt crisis.

Here is the James Rozenber. This

Greek default is looking more

likely as every day passes. How

devastating will this be for

ongoing markets? It will be

dreadful for the Greek economy. It

will be difficult for global markets.

markets. A lot of companies and

banks have exposure to Greek debt. They

They are keen to contain it. It

would be a very poor outcome. Thank you.

The nation's largest class action

has begun in a bid to stop Australian

Australian banks charging customers exorbitan penalties. exorbitan penalties. 34,000

customers said they had unfair fees

charged to them. Honour and

dishonour fees on accounts and

overlimit and late payment fees on

credit card accounts. The case has

a long way to go with each stage of the

the class action to run into appeal.

Thank you. A check of the weather:

American student Amanda Knox has

just learned her fate. Her appeal has been

has been upheld and her family are

likely to fly her out of the country almost immediately.

Hundreds of participants converge

on Canberra for the Government's

two-day tax forum.

Authorities will soon make a

decision on whether to continue the

search for a man still missing after

after three members of his family

drowned in a boating accident.

That's it for Ten News. I'm Ron Wilson.

Wilson. Thank you for joining us.

See you again tomorrow. Good morning. morning.

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