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Tonight - deep emotion, the

Sydney's final resting place

found at last. This is a

historic day for all

Australians and it's a sad day

for all Australians. After 66

years it's a hell of a

shock. Under the gun - Chinese

troops brook no opposition in

Tibet. Death in the afternoon

- Labor begins to bury

WorkChoices. It's the first

handfuls of dirt in the grave

in which we are burying

WorkChoices. And, the old pro

and the young pretender rewrite history.

COMMENTATOR: Hughes, you little

beauty. Good evening, Juanita

Phillips with ABC News. The

worst part for the relatives

all these years has been the

not knowing. But now that the

wreck of 'HMAS Sydney' has been

discovered there's a chance for

closure at last. A chance to

find out exactly what happened

to the 645 people who went down

with the ship and for their

surviving relatives to see a proper goodbye. 'HMAS Sydney'

sank in 1941 off the coast of

Western Australia after a

battle with the German ship

'The Kormoran'. The location

of the wrecks has been Australia's most enduring

war-time mystery and their

discovery at the weekend has

been met by a mixture of

sadness, shock and relief.

Greg Jennett reports. It was

the moment the ocean gave up a

66-year secret. 2468, we can

ROV it. From the deepest of

graves, 'HMAS Sydney' sent out

the faintest of echoes. It

would be interesting to see how

much debris there is

here. Heard by David Mearns and

his sonar experts on the

Geosounder and passed onto

Canberra. This is a historic

day for all Australians, and

it's a sad day for all

Australians as we confirm the

discovery of 'HMAS Sydney'. At

a depth of 2.5 kilometres 'The

Kormoran' was found 12 nautical

miles away from the 'Kormoran'

that sank it, until now without

trace on 19 November, 1941. We

believe that the hull is

largely intact and sitting

upright on the floor of the

ocean. After 66 years it's a

hell of a shock. For Bob Honor

the discovery brings an end to

uncertainty over the father he

lost when he was 4. Ah... it's

a lot of, it will be satisfaction. Barbara Craill

lost her father Walter,

relieved though she is, she

hopes the wreck will help

unravel more of the mystery of

what happened. The jigsaw puz

sl starting to come together.

There's still a lot to be

resolved. The first real images

of 'HMAS Sydney' should come

this week when cameras go down

to the wreck. We are going to

be working in deep water with

high technology and sometimes

things don't go quite go to

plan. As the scene of the

single biggest lost in

Australia's naval history the

area has been placed under

Heritage protection for the

Australian and German crews

alike. The protection of the

site to maintain the dignity of

the site will be the main

interest of my government. And

there it will end, as far as

the Australian Government is

concerned. A memorial and a

service each November are being

discussed, but there's no

interest in raising the wreck

or any part of it. These war

dead will be treated with

complete respect. Like many

touched by the tragedy, Barbara

Craill would like to pay her

respects at the battle site. I

have my little collection of

article s that I'd like to send

to the deep. A sailor's

farewell. Now we know where

the 'Sydney' sank it could help

answer another great war-time

mystery, why did the 'Sydney'

go down quickly with all hands

lost while most of the crew of

the German ship survived? Naval

historians say the wreck should

provide some new clues. The

liferaft is all that's left of

'HMAS Sydney' that's not 2.5

kilometres down. It was found

with a body near Christmas

Island a week after the

battle. We are almost certain

that the body at Christmas

Island, which is not yet

identified, is a crew member

from 'HMAS Sydney'. That

confidence comes from the wreck

and grouse out of what was just

a theory. It's possible that

men did get off, but in the

vastness of the Indian Ocean

their bodies were never

recovered. So all 645 on board

'Sydney' died in the battle

with a German raider disguised

as a Dutch merchant ship It

seems the captain made a

mystical calculation by coming

too close. Others argue he was

following instruction. 300

German survivors were the only

witnesses. They got off when

hit by fire and mines on board

aexploded. They reported and

'Sydney' also blew up and the

wreck fits that description and

another theory. If the blow was

blown up that supports the

theory the magazine

exploded. That may explain why

there was no survivors.

Without signs of life five

hours after the battle. Both

ships were Mortally damaged and

the 'Sydney' was left seen

steaming over the horizon and

disappeared about 10 o'clock at

night. The Navy's latest 'HMAS

Sydney', the fourth, was

alongside in Sydney today. We

have a link to the old

sense of excitement about 'Sydney', so I think there's a

it. The ship may provide some

sort of memorial service before

it sets sail in about two

weeks' time. Whether it's on

board or dockside will be down

to the wishes of the relatives

of those who died. Any talk of

closure must be tempered by the

acknowledgement that it has

awakened memories. We were

looking for knowledge where the

resting place of your parent

is. Though the news has come

too late for many relatives who

died without ever knowing.

China has issued an ultimatum

to those involved in the proindependence uprising in

Tibet - surrender or face

severe punishment. The Chinese

are determined to crush the

protest movement which has now spread from the capital to

neighbouring provinces. World leaders, including Australia's

Prime Minister have called on

Beijing to show restraint. China correspondent Stephen

McDonnell. After years of pent

up anger against Chinese rule,

the destruction wrought by

Tibetan protesters has been

significant. Rioters may have

been given until midnight

tonight to hand themselves in,

but a door-to-door search is

already leading to arrests. As the rebellion spread beyond the

official border of Tibet, these

mobile phone images show a

large protest in Gansu

Province. Police and military

reinforcements have been

trucked in and this region is

now also closed off to the

outside world. TRANSLATION:

There is no freedom or human

rights and we want that. The

Chinese Government is pressing

us and a lot of people were arrested.

With night fall, retribution

has been swift. Exiled

Tibetans claim at least 80 protesters have been killed,

but the governor of Tibet says

Chinese security forces have

not even fired their weapons.

TRANSLATION: I can say with

all responsibility, we did not

use lethal weapons including

opening fire. I can tell you,

these are baseless reports. Chinese embassies

throughout the world have faced sometimes violent demonstrations on their

doorstep. World leaders are

urging a peaceful

resolution. These most recent

developments in Tibet are

disturbing, and um, from my

point of view I would call upon

the Chinese authorities to

exercise restraent. Because

information coming out of Tibet

is so controlled, most Chinese

people in Tiananmen Square

tonight wouldn't even be aware

that there are allegations that

Tibetan protesters have been

killed and behind me in the

Great Hall of the People the

government leaders who know

what's going on, are not about

to tell them. Tibet's

spiritual leader has accused

the Chinese of cultural

genocide. The Dalai Lama has

called for an international

investigation into the

crackdown. Nonetheless he says

China still deserves to host

the Olympic Games. The ABC's

South Asia correspondent Peter

Lloyd reports from the Indian

hill town of Dharamsala where

the Tibetan government in exile

is based. Spectacular

snow-capped peaks of the lower Himalayas dwarf the township

that's been the Dalai Lama's

home for almost five

decades. Welcome everybody

here. The exiled spiritual

leader said he was sad and

anxious, but powerless to stop

the uprising under way across

Tibet. I feel very sad, very

serious, very anxious, but

can't do anything. He called

for an urgent international

investigation. Whether

intentionally or

unintentionally some kind of

cultural genocide is taking

place. But said he won't

support a boycott of the August

Olympic Games. Instead,

insisting international

pressure would force Beijing to

mend its ways. Dharamsala is a

word for hospitality, but the

Dalai Lama has to watch what he

says. Under a deal with the

Indians he's only allowed to

live here as long as he doesn't

carry out any explicitly

anti-China activities. They

call Dharamsala, 'Little Lhasa'

. It is home to thousands of

Tibetan exiles. They're

clamouring for news anywhere

and any way they can, but most

are getting the latest

unconfirmed reports of violence

by text and phone calls from

family members still in

Tibet. 32 people die and still

no militaries... You're saying

today there was a protest of

20,000 people and 32 people

died? Yeah, 32. Inside Tibet,

displaying the national flag is

deemed a crime punishable by a

lifetime in jail, but in

Dharamsala it's on open

display. Among protesting

exiles there's a hunger for

change and a determination to

be heard. Back home now, and

the last rights are being

administered to WorkChoices. Labor's industrial relations

bill has cleared the Lower House and Australian Workplace

Agreements should be banned

next week. Chief political

correspondent Chris Uhlmann.

WorkChoices is credited with

burying the Howard Government.

Now it's being interred. It's

the first handfuls of dirt in

the grave in which we are

burying WorkChoices. Labor's

transitional bill has passed

and Lower House and Julia

Gillard wants it through the

Senate before Easter. From the

date of proclamation of this

bill, over, done and dusted

will be the ability of any

employer in this country to

make an Australian workplace

agreement. The Opposition is

overting its eyes from the burial. Now the Coalition doesn't support this

legislation, but we won't

oppose its passage to the

Senate. But it's urging the

Government to go back to the

drawing board with its legislation. The minister

should put aside her

ideological rhetoric and admit

that the bill is poorly-drafted

and deficient that it should be

withdrawn and drafted and

listen to the evidence. The evidence was put before a Government-dominated Senate

committee. The majority report

makes no recommendations but it

raises some issues it wants the Government to consider,

including:

Ire making new Australian

Workplace Agreements should be

banned by next week, but

there's a long way to go for

Labor's industrial relations

reforms, and as its own

senators point out, it will be

impossible to modernise nearly

4,000 awards without

disadvantaging someone. The

Federal Government will go

ahead with plans to buy 24

Super Hornet fighter jets. The

$6.5 billion deal was signed by

the previous government as a

stop-gap measure. They'll

cover for these retiring F-111s

before the acquisition of the

new joint strike fighter. The

Defence Minister said no other

jet could meet the 2010

deadline. But a review of the

project has found $300 million

in savings. I hold no doubt

that the Super Hornet is more

than capable of doing the job

we'll be asking of it. Greater

foresight, better planning and

less political interference

would have allowed the

Australian Government the

opportunity to consider other

aircraft. The future purchase

of the joint strike fighters is

still under consideration. A

culture of denial and cover-up

and an organisation that

encourages it. That was the

damning assessment of RailCorp

today at the Independent

Commission Against Corruption.

A manager admitted getting

substantial kickbacks for

awarding more than $1 million

in contracts to a company run

by a close friend. Guy Hetman

is the latest in a string of

RailCorp managers accused of

rorting the system. The

34-year-old civil engineer was

responsible for awarding

RailCorp contracts totalling

millions of dollars. Today,

ICAC heard more than $1 million

of that went to Sage, a company

run by his friend, Domenic

Murdocca. Mr Hetman submitted

invoices to Sage which were disguised to convince any

person investigating him that

he was performing genuine work

for Sage. I anticipate the

evidence will show that no such

work was performed. As well as

money laundering allegations,

the commission heard that nine

days of landscaping carried out

by Sage at Mr Hetman's home was

billed to RailCorp. I expect

that the evidence will show that Mr Hetman received

substantial payments from Sage

in return for rewarding work to

them. Earlier this morning Guy

Hetman denied that sending

contracts to his friend's

company amounted to corrupt

behaviour, but by this

afternoon he'd changed his mind

and admitted he'd received more

than $100,000 worth of

kickbacks. Counsel assisting

the commission Chris Ronalds

asked the RailCorp manager:

Mr Hetman, why did you change

your mind? Guy Hetman who was

suspended from his RailCorp job

denies setting up a separate

company to hide the corrupt

payments. His friend Domenic

Murdocca is expected to give

evidence tomorrow. Another

hospital inquiry, another day

Garling Inquiry into public of horrifying stories. The

hospital services sat in

Bathurst today where it heard

the now-familiar tales of medical bungling from the

faements of -- families of

those affected. Lieu whizz and

Adrienne Furner came to the inquiry. The Government will be

aware this isn't a one-off

thing and people are actually

dying from underfunding and

mistakes that are being

made. Rebecca Murray died from

loss of blood after giving

birth at Bathurst Hospital last

investigation found there were year. A Health Department

professional errors and faulty

machines. Mr And Mrs Furner

said the Government need to get

serious about funding

hospitals. They need to fund

our hospital system better and

support our doctor s that work

hard and our nurse s that work

hard. And there were other

personal stories today. Hemp

hemp said his intellectually

disabled daughter was not

sedated properly before

surgery. Oh, serious distress,

she was coming out traumatised, absolutely traumatised with

injuries. The inquiry was also

told about the flawed new

Bathurst Hospital with reports

of undersized operating

theatres and intensive care

wards and leaks of raw sewerage

into the maternity ward. The

inquiry heard today if there'd

been genuine community

consultation this mess could

have been avoided. A local

member said people who raised

or questioned concerns were silenced or Cass

tisated. Outrageous we should

spend so much taxpayers' money

on something that hasn't come

out how we planned. The Garling

Inquiry sits in Orange, Dubbo

and Mudgee this week.

Tonight's top story - the final

resting place of 'HMAS Sydney'.

Still to come - NSW breaks

records and Victoria's heart in

the interstate final.

West Australian police have

arrested 18 men and seized

500,000 images adds part of a

worldwide crackdown on child

pornography. Officers from the Child Protection Squad say the

pictures and videos were bought

from online pornography sites

and featured victims as young

as three months old. Those

arrested included senior West

Australian police and Customs'

officers, teachers and a bank

manager. One man was charged

with supplying online

pornography to international

sites. I think it would be true

to say at this present stage,

no matter what you do

everything's traceable on your

computer, no matter how long it

takes you will be caught,

brought before the courts and punished. International police identified Australian men

involved in buying child

pornography on the Internet.

Just what age is the right age

to get out of school? A summit

in Sydney has been discussing

the State Government's plan to

make it compulsory for students

to stay on until they reach 16.

But the Education Minister

wants to take that proposal

even further. We know that 16

is an appropriate minimum age.

What we need to consult about

is whether that should, in

fact, be 17 or 18, as many European jurisdictions have

done. The minister says the

summit will also discuss

changes to make the school

curriculum more interesting for

students. The US hasn't taken

this kind of action since the

great depression. Its Central

Bank has moved to overt recession by dramatically

increasing access to its funds.

The intention is to ease the

global credit crunch, but

financial markets were spooked,

seeing it as an indication of

just how serious the

situation's become. Here's

Phillip Lasker. America's not

sneezing, some would say it has

the Ebola virus. Investors

were greeted with new crises,

what used to be America's fifth

largest investment bank Bears

Stearns trading at $170 a share

a year ago was bailed out by

the Federal Reserve and then

sold to the highest bidder JP

Morgan Chase for the princely

sum of $2 a share. The Federal

Reserve held an emergency

weekend meeting for the first

time in 28 years cutting its

discount rate by 0.25% - that's

the rate on loans to banks.

The Fed is expected to cut its

more important funds rate by a

huge 1% on Wednesday our time.

It's hardly surprising then

that investors are fearful.

The All Ordinaries Index lost

another 2% today. No market

was spared with stocks across

the region falling more than

Wall Street did last week.

Banks are the sharemarket

lepers in this environment.

Because of the risk

revolution, the cost has gone

up well over 500% in a little

over six months, because

investors are much more worried

about defaults. Here's another

fear meter - gold bullion hit a

weak of 1032 US dollars an

ounce. The turmoil helped

copper prices. Cheaper food prices could be

on the way as the drought

continues to ease. The latest

figures show 40% of the State

still drought-declared. That's

a 6% reduction on last month

thanks to plenty of rain over

the summer. It is good news for

the farming community. It's

more positive news, continues

the trend of the last three or

four month and it is positive

for households across NSW. The

minister says he expects food

prices to start dropping in

October as long as there's a

good winter crop. A new report

has found that some of the

world's glaciers are melting at

twice the rate they were 30

years ago. The United Nations'

study blames climate change and

says the biggest losses are in

the alps and the Pyrenees.

This glacier in Norway sunk by

a third of a metre in 2005.

One year later, another three

metres had disappeared. As the

glaciers shrink at the amount

of water in the streams will

drop, and this will have

dramatic implications for

people who are dependent on the

water that ultimately comes

from those glaciers. The report

warns that unless global

emissions are significantly cut

now, Himalayan glaciers will be

gone by 2030. NSW is in a

powerful position after three days of the domestic

first-class cricket decider.

Teenager Phil Jaques became the

youngest player to score a

century in a final. His

captain Simon Katich set a

record for the most runs in a

season. They helped the Blues

to a 417-run lead with two days

to play. Here's Peter Wilkins.

In demoralising Victoria, NSW

celebrated a new star rising in

Phil Jaques and the deeds of

captain Simon Katich. Katich

eclipsed Michael Bevan's 1064

runs in a domestic season

averaging nearly 100. With

Phil Jaques an early casualty

Katich played second fiddle to

19-year-old Hughes, who went on

to be the youngest to make 100

in a final. His maiden century

for the Blues.

COMMENTATOR: Phil Jaques, you

little beauty. Hughes and

Katich had the game

disappearing from Victoria's

reach when the youngster departed for departed for 116. My family was

down here to see it, it was a

great moment. Katich fell

short, out for # 2 as the Blues

built a lead over 400 with two

days remaining. Ricky Ponting and Cricket Australia were interested observers as the establishment sets the

parameters for the Indian

Premier League. The moment it starts to compromise international cricket then

that's where we really start to

have concerns. The possible

absence of some West Indian

stars for Australia's tour

could force the issue. Tiger

Woods' assault on golfing

history continues unabated, but

today's challenge was a little

different. Woods sprung from a

5-way tie before pressure from

his own hand, and 45-year-old

journeyman Bart Bryant.

Belying his modest tour record

of 3 wins, Bryant finished at 9

under par and as Woods rivled

into action on the 18th sharing

the lead a playoff seemed

likely. But facing a tricky

put, Woods surprised no-one but

himself. I don't know how I

did that. Bryant didn't bat an

eyelid, nor did tournament host

Arnold Palmer, as his legend

and others is being swallowed

up by a 32-year-old phenomenon.

In an amazing run, Woods has

won nine of his last ten

events, the last six in a row

and is equal third with Ben

Hogan for all-time PGA wins

with 64. The NRL is counting

the cost of a brutal opening

round which has left two of the

game's biggest names carrying

long-term injuries. The Match

Preview Panel decided Roosters

Riley Brown had no case to

answer after his forceful

shoulder charge on Craig Wing.

The star Rabbitoh recruit needs

shoulder surgery and will miss

three months. It's an issue

right now getting youngsters to

play and we want to keep

working hard in that area. We

don't want mothers watching

Rugby League on television and

thinking I don't want my son to

play that game. The Tigers lost

injury-prone Benji Marshall

during the win over the

Dragons. He's expected to be

out for up to 10 weeks.

Interesting Todd Payten will

miss two weeks with an early

guilty plea after being cited

for this tackle. Premiers

Melbourne host the Warriors

tonight. Well, if it's good

enough for ordinary tourists

then it's good enough for the

Pope. The cruise ship 'Sydney

2000' has been chosen by the

organisers of the Catholic

World Youth Day for the Pope's

official welcome. He's due in

Sydney in mid-July. The ship's

expected to have a security

refit before that. Hundred of

thousands of pilgrims are

expected to line the harbour to

greet the papal flotilla when

it docks. It is much grander

than the Popemobile. He'll

also get to drive in the

Popemobile after this is over

in a motorcade through part of

the city. So people see him in

both situations. Yes, this is

a spectacular kind of

Popemobile. There's no official

word on whether the Pope will

travel on the deck of the

cruise ship, but organisers are

confident that all of Sydney

will get to see him. It's

probably too soon yet to say

what sort of weather the Pope

can expect, but we have some

idea of how it's looking for

Easter, Graham?

A fairly good idea. Still a

little bit of uncertainty. Now

there's a little bit of

difference between the forecast

models at the moment, but they

should fall into line tomorrow

and the general expectation is

for a showery start to the

Easter break. Glk

The cloud moving towards the

south-east will produce a

milder south to south-westerly

wind change. This change won't

reach inland NSW. We're going

to have to wait for a stronger

front due in on Thursday.

Although the south-east coast

will see a short-lived

southerly change late tomorrow

afternoon. No rain with the

front either. The only falls

are going to be with light

showers across the north-east

of the State.

Tonight's top story again -

the wreckage of 'HMAS Sydney'

has been located 66 years after

it sank off the West Australian

coast. That is ABC News for

this Monday. The 7.30 Report

is up next. Goodnight. Closed Captions by CSI

Tonight on the 7.30 Report - the wreck of 'HMAS Sydney'

finally found after 66

years. This is a historic day

for all Australians. A maritime

mystery solved, but still no

clue why all 645 lives were

lost. There's always happiness

and there's always sadness

mixed with it, and I don't

think you can distinguish it at

times. And, Tibet in turmoil - the Dalai Lama and his

followers divided on how the

world should respond. We are appealing to the international

community to boycott the

Beijing Olympic Games. Right