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Ten's Early News.

The wife of the latest Australian

soldier killed on duty in

Afghanistan describes his as a

tribute. doting father and in a tearful

No sign of progress as the three

Independent MPs holding all the

cards in the election result wait

to show their hands.

In sport, the Western Bulldogs' AFL

Premiership aspirations take a hit

with a club suffering a crippling

injury toll on the eve of the

finals. In business and finance -

Crocodile Dundee finds out the Tax Crocodile Dundee finds out the Tax

Office teeth can be very sharp as

Australia. Paul Hogan is banned from leaving

This program is captioned live.

Tributes are being paid this

morning to the latest Australian

soldier killed on duty in

Afghanistan. 28-year-old Lance

Corporal Jared MacKinney from

Brisbane was shot by the Taliban.

His wife, Becky, who is expecting

their second child, described him

last night as a doting father and

the best husband. Ten News reporter

Leisa Roles is on the front lines

with our troops in Afghanistan.

Flags at Australian military bases

have been at half mast now for a

week and a half. It was hoped

during this month of Ramadan that

fighting would ease, but it's only

intensified. Four days after

Privates Grant Kirby and Tomas Dale

were killed in an IED strike, a 28-

year-old Brisbane father has been

shot dead. He's a married father

with a young family. We will help

his family as they grieve. The army

says he and his unit were targeted

by the Taliban and engaged in a 3-

hour gun battle. He died after

being Medivaced out. There is no

doubt that this has been a very

tough 2.5 months for the Australian

army. 21 Australians have now been

killed in this war so far, 10 in the past three months.

It's like losing a loved one. It's

like losing a brother or a sister.

That's what these guys are. Saying

goodbye to one mate is hard enough

but these soldiers have lost two at

once. Privates Grant Kirby and

Tomas Dale belonged to mentoring

team Charlie and when this came

time to send them home, the team

was there. It was heart wrenching

to watch. The military family

formed a guard of honour, their

mates slowly, painfully carrying

them to a waiting Hercules which

families, families where Grant will fly them home to their real

Kirby was a loving dad and 21 Dame

him. Tomas Dale had his life ahead of

him.

Tony Abbott is facing allegations

he's scared of geapg holes in his

election promise costings. The

three Independents who will decide

his fate want access to Treasury his fate want access to Treasury

analysis for both parties' promises

but Mr Abbott doesn't want them to have it. Three humble backbenchers make

their way to the Prime Minister as

office. Grab a seat, wherever you

like. And they get to decide

whether she'll stay there. They're

talking with Tony Abbott too. The

Independents have a 7-point wish

list. The big one is to talk to

Treasury about the election

promises each party made, how much

they cost, and establish the budget

bottom line. We would expect those

costings to be done by at lowest

Tuesday of next week. This requires

changes to the caretaker convention. changes to the caretaker convention.

Julia Gillard says she's trying to

make that happen. But Tony Abbott

doesn't want the trio talking to

Treasury about his costings. Those

officials are not in a position to

give advice on Opposition policies

which they haven't implemented. In

their wish list the Independents

are demanding more power for local are demanding more power for local

MPs. They want changes to political

donations, electoral funding and

truth in advertising and they want

a guarantee that whoever governs

will commit to a full 3-year term.

Four people are due in court this

morning after a massive drugs ring

was smashed in the NSW Snowy

Mountains. Drugs were being sold to

skiers at the country's top resorts.

These are the men and women accused

of peddling drugs at Perisher and of peddling drugs at Perisher and

Thredbo. Yesterday, police put a

stop to the illicit trade with a

series of simultaneous, dramatic raids. Police! Stand back!

Drugs worth an estimated $40,000

were seized along with prohibited

weapons, including Samurai swords.

13 people have been charged.

They're accused of selling cocaine,

ecstasy, speed, LSD, and cannabis.

There's a lot of industry here

focused on the snow seegsion and

the snow industry and they're part

of that seasonal workforce. Four of

the accused will face court today.

The others are due in court later

in the year. Police say more

arrests are expected.

Bali Nine drug mule Scott Rush will

front court this morning in a final

appeal to save his life. The

hearing for the 24-year-old began

last Wednesday but had to be

delayed due to paperwork problems.

Rush was one of nine Australians

caught trying to smuggle more than

kg of heroin out of Bali in 2005.

Lawyers are appealing for Rush's

death sentence to be reduced to 15

years behind bars. Their case

largely relies on letters from the

Australian Federal Police saying

Rush was a courier, not an organiser.

A Sydney man will front court this

morning charged with murder after a

teenager was shot dead in the

city's west on Sunday. It's alleged city's west on Sunday. It's alleged

the 24-year-old fired a number of

shots during the home invasion. A

17-year-old was killed and his 25-

year-old brother was hospitalised.

The man was refused bail and will

appear in Penrith local court.

Sport and Ben Cousins has opened up

about his drug addiction for the

first time. The troubled AFL star

says for a long time he didn't

realise it was ruepg his life.

You could even win a brand new

footy! But the best part is you get

to play around a little. Ben

Cousins later went on to take

football and playing around to

stratospheric heights. The form or

West Coast captain, Brownlow

Medallist and Premiership winner

went threw a spectacular fall from

grace - ice, section I and cocaine

took hold of his life. Cousins

revealed last night he was using

drugs for most of his time playing

at the Eagles until 2007 and didn't

think he had a problem. When I

found myself in trouble with either

the football club or the law, I

used that to motivate myself for

the next six months to play well

because the scrutiny was on me. The 32-year-old outlined everything

from his run-ins with the law to a

much publicised stint in rehab and

then relapse. Cousins was taken to

hospital after a massive cocaine

binge in the United States. He, in

actual fact, was, I think it

frightened us because here he was

at a hospital. He'd been sedated.

He woke up and didn't know who he

was and who was dealing with him.

He's announced his retirement and

will finish his career at the end of this year's season.

The Western Bulldogs have suffered

yet another blow to their

Premiership campaign. Defender Dale

Morris's season is over after scans

revealed a broken vertebra in his

back. But it won't threaten his

career. It's just a vertebra which

is not affecting near the spinal

cord. It's nothing like that. It's

a cracked rib more than anything.

The Dogs have officially lost Adam

Cooney for the rest of the season.

Darren Lockyer says he won't play

in tomorrow night's crunch match against the New Zealand Warriors.

Even with a finals spot on the line,

Lockyer says his rib injury is still not right.

The more you sort of, um, stir them

up, the longer kneel take to heal

so, um, you know, I've just got to

take it easy and let nature take

his course. He's a tough character,

Locky and I've seen him play with

bad injuries before. They're

desperate and I'm sure he'll play.

The Warriors vow to target him if

he does play.

All the morning's finance news and

it seems that wrestling a crocodile

is not a patch on wrestling the

taxman. Exactly. Paul Hogan has

been bitten by the Australian Tax

Office. Both sides are deep into a

long-running row over a disputed

multi-million-dollar tax bill

related to the 'Dundee' movies. The

actor is based in the US but

returned to Australia last week for

his mother's funeral. Now the Tax

Office has secured an order banning

him from leaving the country. Mr

Hogan is a high-profile subject of

the Wickenby investigation. He

denies any wrongdoing but won't be

able to leave Australia without

settling the tax dispute.

Australia's miners have once again

proved they're sitting on a black

gold mine, something political

parties are sure to take note of.

BHP Billiton has unveiled annual

profits of $14 billion, its second

highest profit figure ever. The CEO

says they're cautious for theout

look for the global economy but

he's earmarked $17 billion for new projects over the coming year.

While this is a relatively sanguine

outlook, I wouldn't go so far as to

say we are worried about a double-

dip recession. As ever, figures are

being driven by stroi strong demand

from China for our resources. Our

market has fallen off the back of

fears that the US is headed for a

double-dip recession. American home

sales tumbled by a record 27% last

month, twice as much as forecast.

The dramatic pullback has been

blamed on the winding-down of

stimulus and also the flood of

foreclosures. We went through a

period where housing was

temporarily boosted by a tax credit.

Now we'll go through a period of

time where house something

temporarily depressed. With

American unemployment at 9.5%, the

market is not expected to improve

any time soon. American stocks have

edged higher on the back of bargain-hunting, despite weak

economic data that's about. The Dow

Jones is up 19 and the NASDAQ added 17.

Ireland has had it long-term rating

cut by Standard and Poors after it

handed down a negative outlook.

Coming up - a very public

humiliation for the woman named and

shamed for throwing a cat into a

wheely bin. But why did she do it?

Saying sorry with her tail firmly

between her legs. More on the moggie madness when we return.

This program is captioned live.

The pregnant wife of the latest

Aussie digger killed in Afghanistan

has paid a tearful tribute to him.

28-year-old Lance Corporal Jared

MacKinney from Brisbane was shot by

the Taliban. He's the 21st Aussie

soldier to die in the conflict. His

wife, Becky, who is expecting their

second child, described him last

night as a doting father and the

best husband. She said nothing

meant more to him than his family.

A WA teacher who wanted her class

to plan a terrorist attack for a

school assignment has created

worldwide headlines. A Year 10

class were told to pretend they

were terrorists, and to plan an

attack that would kill the most

innocent civilians. The task was

only withdrawn after one student

objected. I don't really appreciate

planning an attack on my own cup,

whether it be for an assignment or

not. Like, it's just, like,

disrespectful, in my opinion. The

teacher has been reprimanded by the

school, but will not lose her job.

The whistle-blowing website

Wikileaks has leaked a CIA

policemen yeo analysing the risks

of terrorists operating in the

United States. Australian -born

Julian Assange heads the controversial website which earlier

this year released secret documents

on the war in Afghanistan. This

document examines the implications

of extremists recruiting in the US

and using the country as a base to

carry out attacks overseas but the

CIA has played down its release,

saying it was designed simply to

provoke thought.

A British intelligence officer has

been found in his London flat. The

body of Gareth Williams was stuffed

into a sports bag. He works for MI6,

Britain's Secret Intelligence

Service, and form early for a

government group involved in

monitoring calls and emails from terrorism suspects. Authorities

won't confirm if he is a spy but,

if he is, it would-be the highest-

profile murder of someone linked to

the Secret Service in British history.

Tiger Woods's now ex-wife has

broken her scandal on the cheating

scan Democrat that -- broken her silence on the cheating scandal.

She's talked ba what she calls the

death of her marriage, Emma? Good

morning, Ron. She's on the front

cover of the upcoming 'People'

magazine in what she says will be

her first and only interview.

She wanted to point out that she

had no idea about Tiger's cheating

ways and says she's embarrassed

that she never had a clue at all.

She says she was blindsided when

the sordid truth came out saying

"she felt shock and disbelief. I

felt stupid as more things were

revealed. The word betrayal is not

strong enough." Two days after the

divorce was finalised she wanted to

stress she never hit Tiger with a

golf club during the car accident.

She says that's ridiculous. She

says she's been through hell in the

last nine months but she was gracious in the interview,

recognising that Tiger Woods will

go down as the greatest golfer of

our time and she says she was

privileged to be a part of that.

What there been any response from

Tiger to the article? Yes. He was

questioned about it at a media

conference this morning. He was

asked to respond to Elin's comments

and also asked whether he still

loves her. Here's some of what he

said this morning. I wish her the

best in everything. It's a sad time

in our lives and we're looking

forward to, in our lives and how we

can help our kids the best we

possibly can and that's the most

important thing. Ron, Elin's

divorce settlement is reportedly

worth around $100 million. All she

would say about that is, "Money

doesn't make you happy but I have

to be honest, it's making some

things easier. I have the

opportunity to spend as much time

with my children as I want." The

couple are sharing custody of their

young son and daughter. Thank you,

Emma Dallimore, live from Los Angeles this morning.

The British woman cause caught on

camera dumping a cat in a wheely

bin has broken her silence. Mary

Bale says sorry and didn't mean to

upset anybody. She's been

questioned by animal protection

officers. Do you regret what

happened? Of course I do. Mary Bale

was surrounded by questions this

morning as she spoke for the first

time. But she answered few. I've

got no further comment at this

stage. Excuse me. Mary Bale was

captured on CCTV stroking a cat sat

on a weal but then, for some reason,

she picked it up and dropped it in

a wheely bin where it was trapped

for 15 hours. Something that's

causing so much outrage online.

This woman in England... It's

footage that's been broadcast

across the world.

She claims she did it just for a

laugh. But it was only when I

caught up with her later that we

got an answer to the crucial

question. Why did you do it? It was

not intended to cause any harm to

anybody and I apologise for any

inconvenience. You said you did it

as a joke. I didn't say that. But

you are sorry? Yes. Of course I'm

sorry. But Mary Bale didn't spend

long at her mother's home. An hour

later she was taken away by police

to be questioned by the RSPCA. It's

only me. Not long after, though,

Mary was back. The 45-year-old, who

works in a bank, who is now at the

centre of an RSPCA investigation.

The Western Bulldogs have suffered

another blow. Dale Morris's season

is over after scans revealed a

broken vertebra in his back. It's

fair to say it's been a testing

week at Whitten Oval and the bad

news just keeps coming. First, it

was Adam Cooney and now Dale Morris

is the latest to suffer a

heartbreaking diagnosis. The

defender's season over after

learning this. He's got a fractured

back in his vert bra. He hurt his

shoulder in the incident with Adam

Goodes. The right to host the first

final goes on the line in tomorrow

night's Fremantle-Carlton clash and

if the lead-up is anything to go be,

it should be fiery. Mark Harvey has

continued the war of words after

Brett Ratten criticised the Dockers

for sending a B side to Tasmania.

Bring the game on and we'll find

out. If he wants to inflame the

game, I say bring it on. Fremantle

is expected to make up to 12

changes. The Blues just three.

Ben Cousins has revealed the extent

of his drug addiction in his long-

awaited documentary. Cousins

admitted he turned to drug to try

to escape tough times during his

career. It would get me through

tough moments, tough days, times

that I wanted to get on with it. At

the end of a one-week block, 2-week the end of a one-week block, 2-week

block or as long as a month, I was

going to absolutely annihilate and

launch into as much drugs as I

could. Cousins also stated he never

took drugs before or during games.

Did Darren Lockyer says he won't

play in tomorrow night's crunch

match against the Warriors but the

foxing. Warriors think the Broncos are

If ever the Broncos need their

captain, it's now. But with a

finals spot on the line, Darren finals spot on the line, Darren

Lockyer says his rib injury is

still not right. The more you stir

them up, the longer they'll take to

heal. So I've got to take it easy

and let nature take its course.

He's a tough character, Locky and

I've seen him play with bad

injuries before. They're desperate

and I'm sure he'll play. If he does, and I'm sure he'll play. If he does,

the Warriors giant forwards won't

be doing him any favours. If he

plays, you know, they'd better

guard him. This weekend, Greg Bird

returns to Toyota stadium for the

first time since his sacking in

2008 over the alleged assault of

his girlfriend. I think he'll get a

reasonable reception. There's been

signs out to bring him home so I signs out to bring him home so I

think he'll get a reasonable

reception. And Parramatta's Daniel reception. And Parramatta's Daniel

Mortimer says he's raring to go for

his return to the side, revealing

he initially disagreed with his

coach's reasons for dropping him. I

didn't have a choice so I had to

listen to him. He gave me a few

examples of me looking fatigued on

the field or at training.

A very please of set of results -

that's how BHP's CEO has described

their $14 billion profit. It's

their second highest profit ever.

Nick, this goes to prove that

Australia's resources are the

backbone of our economy. Yes. A

very solid result from the mining

companies in recent weeks and it

does go to prove that we are very

reLiberal Party on the economic

impact of those - reliant on the

economic impact of those

commodities. We've seen commodity

prices rally and hold their prices

in the last few months. That

contributes to strong profits. It

reinforces the fact that while the

US market will have a strong impact

on our market, it's the Chinese

economy that will have a much

greater economic impact on the

Australian economy. We've had to

deal with that over the last few

years but that will become more and

more important in the future.

Looking at the markets, we've

suffered from fears the US could

see a double-dip recession. Are we

likely to recover today? The

markets globally are rising and

falling on the back of the economic

data at the moment. In terms of the

double-dip recession, it's not our

base case expectation. In some

industries in the US and

like a recession. particularly the UK, it will feel

But we do believe the US economy is

growing,al beat at a moderate pace.

Overnight last night, the Dow Jones

was up 19 points. Our market will

probably rally early this morning

as a result of that because we have

been tracking the US very closely

in recent days. Our market is down

5% for this quarter but if we get

off to a good start this morning,

bargain buying. we might recover some of that with

Thank you.

Speculation continues about the

impending mixed marriage in

Canberra. Will Julia Gillard be

with the Independent in the Lodge

or Tony Abbott with the Independent

in Parliament House. Or do we go to

when we return. the polls again? The latest moves

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Headlines every 15 minutes.

The wife of the latest Australian

soldier killed on duty in

Afghanistan describes his as a

doting father in a tearful tribute.

No sign of progress as the three

Independent MPs holding all the

cards in the election result wait

to show their hand.

In sport - the Western Bulldogs'

AFL Premiership aspirations take a

hit with the club suffering a

crippling injury toll on the eve of

the finals.

In business and finance - Crocodile

Dundee finds out the Tax Office

teeth can be very sharp as Paul teeth can be very sharp as Paul

Australia. Hogan is banned from leaving

Tributes are being paid this Tributes are being paid this

morning to the latest Australian

soldier killed on duty in

Afghanistan. 28-year-old Lance

Corporal Jared MacKinney from

Brisbane was shot by the Taliban. Brisbane was shot by the Taliban.

His wife, Becky, who is expecting

their second child, described him

last night as a doting father and

the best husband. Ten News reporter

Leisa Roles is on the front lines Leisa Roles is on the front lines

with our troops in Afghanistan.

Flags at Australian military bases

have been at half mast now for a

week and a half. It was hoped

during the month of Ramadan that

fighting would ease but it's only

intensified. Four days after

Privates Grant Kirby and Tomas Dale

were killed in an IED strike, a 28-

year-old Brisbane soldier has been

shot dead. He's a married father

with a young family. And we will

help his family as they grieve. The

army says he and his unit, Delta

company, were targeted by the

Taliban and engaged in a 3-hour gun

battle. He died after being

Medivaced out. There is absolutely Medivaced out. There is absolutely

no doubt that this has been a very

tough 2.5 months for the Australian

army. 21 Australians have now been

killed in this war so far, 10 in

the past three months.

It's like losing a loved one. It's

like losing a brother or a sister

because that's what these guys are

to each other. They're brothers and they're sisters.

And as the country mourns the loss

of another of our diggers in

Afghanistan, the Coalition and

Labor look set to debate our

involvement in the war. Ten

reporter Amanda Hart joins us with

more. Australia has been involved

in the conflict for nine years now,

why should we, at this stage,

suddenly have a debate? The Greens

have been calling for a

parliamentary debate on this for a

long time. Now, both the Government

and the Coalition remain 100%

commit the to our role in

Afghanistan. However, they say we

should now be having a

parliamentary debate. Now, the

Defence Minister, John Faulkner,

and the Prime Minister, say that we

are making progress in Afghanistan,

but we should have a debate in the

interests of transparency.

Opposition leader Tony Abbott says

we don't lightly put Australian

lives on the line and is also happy

to have a parliamentary debate.

Amanda, also out of Canberra, the

three Independents set to decide

our next PM have put forward a list

of their demands but Tony Abbott

has already said no to one of them.

One of the demands was that both

sides, both the Coalition and the

Government, put their election

promises in for costing. Now, Tony

Abbott hasn't done this because of

a Treasury leak. Instead he got his

policies costed by an accounting

firm. The Independents aren't happy

with this at all. They say the

Coalition should put it in for

costing and because they're not it

looks like Mr Abbott has something

to hide. Let's have a listen.

We'd expect those costings to be

done by at least Tuesday of next

week. Those officials are not in a

position to give advice on

Opposition policies which they

haven't implemented. I am only too

happy to discuss uphill and down

dale, inside out and back to

front... The Independents say that negotiations with the Coalition

aren't over by any means, but it

does put a bit of a mark against

their name. Ron. Amand wra, thank

you very much. Amanda Hart

reporting live from Canberra.

Four people are due in court this

morning after a massive drugs ring

was smashed in the NSW Snowy

Mountains. Drugs were being sold to

skiers at some of the country's top

resorts. These are the men and

women accused of peddling drugs on

the slopes of Perisher and Thredbo.

Yesterday, police put a stop to the

illicit trade with a series of simultaneous, dramatic raids.

Drugs worth an estimated $40,000

were seized along with prohibited weapons.

13 people have been charged.

They're accused of selling cocaine,

ecstasy, speed, LSD and can brings.

There's a lot of industry here

focused on the snow season and the

snow industry and they're part of

the seasonal workforce. Four of the

accused will face court today and

the others are due in court later

in the year. Police say more

arrests are expected.

One of the Bali Nine will plead for

his life today. 24-year-old Scott

Rush from Brisbane is facing the

firing squad for drug smuggling.

For more, we're joined live by Ten

reporter Leonie Mellor, who is in

Bali. This is Scott Rush's final

appeal. How confident is his legal

team this I spoke with them last

week and they're quietly confident.

They'll be arguing that Scott was a

courier, not an organiser, in the

operation and therefore he should

not get the death penalty. They'll

be asking for 15 years in prison or

even life. They're also relying

heavily on statements which have

been submitted to the court by the

former Federal Police chief Mick

Keelty and the current deputy

commissioner, two men who were

instrumental in tipping off the

Indonesian police. And these

estimates back up the claims that

Rush was only a minor player. These

two men - it may even appear as

witnesses themselves in the weeks

to come. It was a muck-up last week.

The case was delayed due to

clerical errors. Is everything OK

for today? Well, we believe so. Of

course, in Indonesia, you never

know till you get there. There were

a couple of problems with the

paperwork which ment that Scott

Rush wasn't allowed to leave prison

and attend the court last week but

the judges made it clear that they

want him to be here and expect him

to be here. He's expected to read a

statement later this morning

expressing his remorse, but also

asking for the death penalty to be

waived. It's a very important

appearance for him. There's a lot

riding on this appeal. If it fails,

his only chance of escaping the

death penalty is by seeking

clemency, something rarely given

for drug smugglers here in

Indonesia. Ron. Thank you, Leonie Mellor in Bali.

A Sydney man will front court this

morning charged with murder after a morning charged with murder after a

teenager was shot dead in the

city's west on Sunday. It's alleged

the 24-year-old fired a number of

shots in a home invasion in Werrington.

A 17-year-old was killed and his

25-year-old brother was hospitalised.

The man was refused bail and will

appear in Penrith local court.

Ben Cousins has opened up about his

drug addiction for the very first

time. The trouble AFL star says,

for a long time, he didn't realise

it was ruining his life.

And you could even win a brand new

footy! But the best part is you get

to play around a little.

Ben Cousins later went on to take

football and playing around to

stratospheric heights. The former

West Coast captain, Brownlow

Medallist and Premiership winner

went through a spectacular fall

from grace. Ice, ecstasy and

cocaine took hold of his life.

Cousins revealed last night he was

using drugs for most of his time

playing at the Eagles until 2007

and didn't think he had a problem.

When I found myself in trouble with

either the football club or the law,

I used that to motivate myself for

the next six months to play well

because the scrutiny was on me. The

32-year-old outlined everything

from his run-ins with the law to a

much publicised stint in rehab and

then relapse. Cousins was taken to

hospital after a massive cocaine

binge in the United States. He, in

actual fact, I think it was

frightened us. Here he was in a

hospital. He'd been sedated. He

woke up and didn't know where he

was or who was dealing with him.

He's announced his retirement after

two seasons at Richmond and will

finish his career at the end of this year's season.

The Western Bulldogs have suffered

yet another blow to their

Premiership campaign. Defender Dale

Morris's season is over after scans

revealed a broken vertebra, but it

won't threaten his career. It's

just a vertebrae which is not

affecting near the spinal cord.

It's nothing like that. It's more

like a cracked rib than anything.

The Dogs have officially lost Adam

Cooney for the rest of the season.

Brisbane captain Darren Lockyer

says he won't play in tomorrow

night's crunch match against the

New Zealand Warriors. Even with a

finals spot on the line, Lockyer

says his rib injury is still not

right. The more you sort of, um,

stir them up, the longer they'll stir them up, the longer they'll

take to heal, so, um, you know,

I've got to just take it easy and

let nature take its course. He's a

tough character, Locky. I've seen

him play with bad injuries before.

They're desperate and I'm sure he'll play.

The Warriors are vowing to target

him if he does play.

Frank, the taxman is bearing his

teeth at the crocodile? They've got

him corraled.

He's been bitten by the Australian

Tax Office. Both sides are deep

into a long-running row over a

disputed multi-million-tax bill for

the Dundee movies. The actor is

based in the United States but

returned to Australia last week for

his mother's funeral. Now the Tax

Office have secured an order

banning him from leaving the

country. Mr Hogan denies any

wrongdoing but won't be able to

leave Australia without settling

the tax dispute.

Australia's miners have proved

they're sitting on a black gold

mine. BHP Billiton has unveiled

annual profits of $14 billion, its

second highest profit figure ever.

Its CEO, Marius Kloppers, says he's

cautious about the outlook for the

global economy but he's earmarked

$17 billion for new projects over

the coming year. This is a

relatively sanguine outlook but I

wouldn't go so far as to say we're

worried about a double-dip

recession. The figures are being

driven by strong demand from China

for our resources.

Australia's iconic undies are down,

so to speak. The latest results

from Pacific Bonds, which owns

Bonds show sales in the underwear

brand have fallen for the first

time. All manufacturing is now

offshore. The managers don't think

the fall in sales is a sign of a

backlash. But Pacific is back in

the black with their $52.7 million

profit and its 3-year

transformation plan is is ahead of

schedule. American stocks have edged higher.

Your Bonds may be down but you may

still need your long Johns in some

of our major sisters today!

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The pregnant wife of the latest

Aussie digger killed in Afghanistan

has paid a tearful tribute to him.

28-year-old Lance Corporal Jared MacKinney

MacKinney from Brisbane was shot by

the Taliban. He's the 21st soldier

to die in the conflict for

Australia. His wife, Becky, who is expecting their second child,

described him as a doting father

and the best husband band. She said

nothing meant more to him than his family.

Tiger Woods's now ex-wife has

broken her silence on the cheating

scandal that ruined their marriage.

For more, we're joined live by Emma Dallimore.

Nine months after Tiger's Nine months after Tiger's

infidelities finally went public,

Elin Nordegren has talked about

what she called the death of their

marriage. Yes, Ron. Elin is on the

front cover of the upcoming

'People' magazine in what she says

will be her first and only interview.

She wanted to make clear that she

knew nothing about Tiger's cheating

ways and says she's embarrassed

that she never even suspected it.

She says she was blindsided when

the sordid truth about her husband

came out saying, "I felt shock and

disbelief. I felt stupid as more

things were revealed. How could I

not have known anything? The word

betrayal is not strong enough."

While Elin says that she's been

through hell in the last nine

months, she was stilling very

gracious in the interview. She

acknowledged that Tiger Woods will

go down as the greatest golfer in

our time and says she's privileged

to have witnessed that part of his

career. Has Tiger said thinking

about the article? He has, in fact.

He was at a media conference this

morning where he was asked to

respond tomorrow of the things Elin

said and he was asked repeatedly

whether he still loved her. He

wouldn't thank answer that part of

the question. Here's some of what

he did have to say. I wish her the

best in everything. Um, you know,

it's a sad time in our lives and,

you know, we're looking forward to,

you know, in our lives and how we

can help our kids the best we

possibly can and that's the most important thing.

Now, Ron, it's being reported that

Elin's divorce settlement is worth

somewhere around $100 million. All

she would say about that is, "Money

doesn't make you happy but I have

to be honest, it is making some

things easier. I now have the things easier. I now have the

opportunity to spend as much time

with my children as I like. And Ron,

part of that divorce settlement was

that Elin and Tiger have joint

custody of their two children. Well,

yes, $100 million should ease the pain!

Comedians Hamish and Andy have

pulled the plug on the most popular

afternoon show in Australian radio

history, planning to move into television.

Getting their game faces on to

tackle life beyond afternoon radio.

Nice guys and all-round posers

prepare for their public address to

the nation. The pair have become

famous for outlandish stunts

launched through the airwaves,

including the invention of a gravy-

flavoured potato crisp, the flying-

in of '80s one-hit-wonder man Frank

Stallone and broadcasting their

travels around Australia and

overseas. Five years of radio. I

overseas. Five years of radio. I

think Winston Churchill only did

five years and then famously said,

"Make sure you change things."

Marcel Marceau only got one and I

was supposed I got that! They'll

have a weekly podcast. To free the

arms for something else. We're

believers in creating space and see

what opportunities fill it. Hamish

and Andy are promising their 2

million daily listeners that kneel

still be around. Their most recent

forays on the small scene - 'The

Caravan of Courage Great Britain'

attracting 1.7 million viewers. The

adventure will go on, but just in a

different form. Susan Boyle is

preparing to put on the performance

of her life, for the Pope. The

performer is brushing up on hymns

and will sing three songs during

his visit to Glasgow.

# Oh, Lord my God

# When I a in awesome wonder H: #

A hymn is not what we're used to

hearing Susan Boyle sing but then hearing Susan Boyle sing but then

again it's not every day you hear

you'll be performing it for the

Pope. She has a strong faith

herself and she says she can't

quite believe it.

# How great thou art #

I was very, very happy to be able I was very, very happy to be able

to do it and also very humble. It's

something I've always wanted to do

for a while. It's been one of my

biggest dreams. Susan will sing

three songs for the holy father,

including 'How Great Thou Art' and

the song which made her famous.

# But there are dreams which cannot

be #

Ms Boyle has come a long way since

she starred on Britain's Got Talent.

She only wishes her mother was here She only wishes her mother was here

to see her perform for the Pope.

Physically she won't be there but

spiritly she will be. She was there

in 192 when he came here first.

She'll be there and I think she'd

be proud. As well as singing for be proud. As well as singing for

His Holiness, there's the small

matter of the biggest live audience

of her life.

The Western Bulldogs have suffered The Western Bulldogs have suffered

yet another blow to the Premiership

campaign. Defender Dale Morris's

season is over after scans revealed

a broken vertebra.

It's fair to say it's been a

testing week at Whitten Oval and

the bad news just keeps coming.

First, it was Adam Cooney. Now Dale

Morris is the latest Dog to suffer

a heartbreaking diagnosis. The defender's season over after

learning this - He's got a fracture

in his back in the vertebrae so he

hurt his shoulder on Saturday night

with that incident with Adam Goodes

and when he's landed on him, he's

concertinaed him. The right to host

a first final goes on the line in tomorrow

tomorrow night's Fremantle-Carlton

clash and if the lead-up is

anything to go by, it should be a

fiery affair. Mark Harvey has

continued the war of words after

Brett Ratten criticised the Dockers

for sending their B side to

Tasmania. Bring the game on Friday

night and we'll find out. If he

wants to inflame the game, that's

what I say - bring it on. Fremantle

is expected to make up to 12

changes. The Blues just three.

Retiring AFL star Ben Cousins has

revealed the extent of his drug

addiction in his long-awaited

documentary. Cousins admitted

turning to drugs to try to escape

the tough times during his career.

And the thing that would get me

through those tough moments, those

tough days, times when I wanted to

get on, was that I knew at the end

of that one-week block, two-week

block or even sometimes as long as

a month, I was going to absolutely

annihilate and launch into drugs as I could.

Cousins also stated he never took

drugs before or during games.

A very pleasing set of results is

how BHP's CEO has described its $14

billion annual profit. Others might

have say, "Wow!" because it is the

firm's second highest profit figure

ever and it's sure to make

interesting conversation in

Canberra. Let's cross to Nick

Walter at Macquarie Private Wealth.

It goes to prove that Australia's

resources are the backbone of our

economy. Yes. A strong result

yesterday, Frank, and it's clear

that the Australian mining

companies are able to grow their

earnings considerably in the

current environment. It also

reminds us that the - while the US

market will have a significant

impact on the Australian market, it

is the Chinese economy and their

demand for our materials, that will

have an ongoing economic impact on

this country.

If we look back over the last 12 to

18 months, commodity prices rallied

in the early stages of the recovery

and have held their value, mostly

in the last six months and that's

contributed largely to the strong

profits yesterday. Let's look at

the markets. We have suffered from

fears the US could see a double-dip

recession. Are we lickly to recover

today, do you think? Well, Frank,

the global markets are rising and

falling. We had poor US data last

night from the housing sector. That

will play on our market today. The

Dow Jones was down 100 at one stage

but rallied towards the end of the

day to close up 19 points. Our

market might follow that pattern

today. Our futures indicate a rise

of 16 points. In terms of the

double-dip recession, it's not our

base case expectation. We feel the

US economy is still growing but at

a moderate pace and probably a

moderating pace but certainly not a

recession although it may feel like

a recession for some industries.

Thank you very much indeed.

Ron, that wraps up today's business

and finance. There's a major

announcement coming from Network

Ten. We'll reveal all throughout

the day and at 6:00 tomorrow morning.

Thank you.

The wife of the latest Aussie

soldier killed in Afghanistan

describes him as the best husband

and doting father.

Before we go. A funeral will be

held this morning for former Ten

News reader Eric Walters. He

collapsed at his home last week

after a long illness. He'll be

farewelled on the NSW Central Coast

at 11 o'clock this morning. Eric

was aged 73.

And that's it for Ten's Early News.

The main news headlines can be

viewed on the Ten News website.

I'm Ron Wilson. I'm Frank Coletta.

I'll be back at 9am for our next

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