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It's six o'clock. Good morning! I'm

Ron Wilson. This is Ten's Early

News. I'm Frank Coletta. And

welcome to the program for Friday,

June 18.

Our main stories today -

Making politics child's play.

Parents and the Prime Minister

celebrate an Australian first as

paid parental leave is passed.

Under pressure - as the report into

Australia's biggest oil spill is

handed to the Government today,

public. there are calls for it to be made

In sport, Vince Grella will miss

the must-win World Cup clash with

injury. Ghana on Saturday with a knee

And then in finance - the missing

millions. Why unclaimed super funds

could be lining the Government's pockets.

For the first time in Australian

history, working parents will have

access to paid parental leave. It's

a much-needed win for the

Government but not necessarily the

Prime Minister, who has now come

under fire for remarks he made at

the press gallery ball.

Baby steps have finally paid off.

This really is an historic day for Australian families.

Parental leave - 18 weeks at the

minimum wage. That's $570 a week.

It will start next year.

An important step in the long road

towards delivering paid parental

leave in this country. I'm not sure

we've quite got it yet. The Prime

Minister thinks so, wanting to keep

as much attention as possible on

his Government's achievement.

You haven't asked a question about

paid parental leave, 148,000

parents out there about to have

their lives changed. You're asking

me about communications tactics.

Instead he was hammered about

remarks he made at the press

gallery mid-winter ball telling the

mining industry he had a very long

memory. The bunch of journose are memory. The bunch of journose are

having fun in their glad ration.

It's a bit of a joke. But too much

fun can get you into trouble. I

have a very short memory as well.

I'm not sure what that means, but

we'll move on. It's just a joke,

Kerry. It's just a joke. I'll work

it out later. He admitted he

over the tax. expected a thrashing in the polls

Queensland's top cop is under

pressure to act after the State's

corruption watchdog savaged the way

police handled a death in custody.

Six years ago, Cameron Doomadgee

died after being arrested for

public drunkenness on Palm Island.

A report into the initial police

investigation and internal review

found them to be seriously flawed

and plagued by double standards.

The commissioner must be held

accountable and must take

responsibility for ridding the

service of the self-protecting

grow and flourish. culture that has been allowed to

The report recommends those

disciplined. officers involved be demoted or

Two teenagers will front court this

morning after tire tore threw a

Melbourne school causing $5 million Melbourne school causing $5 million

damage. Classes had to be cancelled

at Ashwood Secondary College

following two suspicious fires that

broke out in separate wings of the

school. A 19-year-old man and 14- school. A 19-year-old man and 14-

year-old boy have been charged with

arson, burglary and theft.

Family and friends of Sapper Jacob

Moerland have farewelled the 21-

year-old at a moving ceremony in Gayndah in Queensland.

2,500 people turned out to pay

their respects to the young soldier

who was killed in Afghanistan last

week. He was a proud Sapper, hard week. He was a proud Sapper, hard

as nails, but with a soft heart and

we all wanted to be a part of him

and he gave it gladly. His flag-

draped casket was transported by

gun carriage down the town's main

street. Fellow slain digger Darren

Smith will be buried tomorrow.

An Australian man has now been

officially charged over the recent

Red Shirt anti-government protests Red Shirt anti-government protests

in Thailand. Perth man Conor

Purcell appeared in court in

Bangkok yesterday and was charged

alongside Briton Jeff Savage. Both

men say they've done nothing wrong.

I have not broken one section of I have not broken one section of

section. the Thai criminal code, not one

Purcell allegedly made incendiary

speeches inciting violence in the recent unrest.

The BP boss has faced a tough

grilling by the US Congress this

morning over the Gulf of Mexico oil

spill. Meantime there are calls for

the inquiry into Australia's

biggest oil spill to be pad

public.Th let's join Emma Dallimore.

A rough ride for the BP chief

executive jor night. It's been a

rough ride alright. BP's CEO Tony

Hayward has been mauled on Capitol

Hill this morning. It was a sign of

ugly things to Connell when an oil-

covered protester had to be

escorted from the room. I'm sure Mr

Hayward wished he could have left

as well. The House panel accused

the CEO of stonewalling their

investigation into how the

country's worst ever oil spill

occurred. They suggested he and his

company cut corners to save time

and money. Tony Hayward couldn't

shall wouldn't answer most of their

questions. Reporters say they lost

count of how many times BP's boss,

who's been in the industry for 28

years said, "I don't know," "I

can't answer," or "I wasn't there."

You're the CEO of the company. Do

you have a tactical expert who

might help you with this. With

respect, Sir, we drill hundreds of

wells around the world every year.

I know. That's what scares me right

now. This comes after BP put aside

$23 billion for a compensation fund

and agreed to suspend this year's

dividends. None of this makes any difference to the people on the dividends. None of this makes any

Gulf today. There are growing fears

that the seafood industry down

there, which supplies most of the

country, will be out of action

potentially for some years. Some

people, though, are trying to put a

positive spin on it and hoping for

the best, including one Australian

tourist visiting the region. No,

not so much here. I'd be more

worried about the quality of the

water around New York City.

Emma, here at home we tend to

forget Australia's worst ever oil

spill which was off the WA coast

last year. New developments there

as well. Yeah. Pressure is mounting

on the Federal Government to

release the findings of an inquiry

into that oil spill, as you said,

that took place over the WA

coastline last year. Now, findings

of the investigation into the 75-

day Montaro spill will be given to

the Resources Minister, Martin

Ferguson, today and green groups

believe it will reveal there was a

major mishandling of the disaster. major mishandling of the disaster.

They didn't respond straightaway

and the lack of response is not

Australian public. acceptable, I think, to the

Ron, the WWF says that the findings

must be made public in order to

help avert any kind of similar

tragedy in the future such as the

one we're facing here in the US.

Emma, thank you very much, our US

correspondent there from the US.

Nelson Mandela has attended the

funeral of his great granddaughter

Zenani. She was killed in a car

Cup's Opening Ceremony. crash when returning from the World

Rob Waters filed this report from South Africa.

Slowly and cautiously, Nelson

Mandela emerged from a car. This

was meant to be a time of

celebration, as a once-divided

nation hosts the world. Instead,

the frail 91-year-old was saying goodbye.

Zenani's many family and friends

paying tribute to a special young

girl. We love her deeply. It wasn't

all sadness. It was also a

celebration of Zenani's short life.

The ceremony over, Mandela emerged

with a smile, even at a terrible

time, this incredibly selfless man was thinking of others.

was thinking of others.

The death of Zenani Mandela has

deeply saddened the South African

people but as we've seen over so people but as we've seen over so

many decades, their spirit will not

be broken. It is recent, but it's

life my brother. There's nothing we

can do. Terrible tragedy but I'm can do. Terrible tragedy but I'm

sure he'll over,that because he's

that type of man. Making a

difficult week even harder, South

Africa's beloved Bafana Bafana is

struggling. Trounced 3-0 by Uruguay,

fans are disappointed but they

won't despair. We've got the spirit.

Bafana Bafana will win at the end

of the day. For them, just hosting

the World Cup is the greatest victory of all.

After walking out on the NSW rugby

league team, Timana Tahu has agreed

to meet with Andrew Johns to

resolve the issues surrounding that

highly publicised racial slur. The

meeting will be held amid calls for

sweeping changes to the Blues after

their fifth straight Origin series loss.

The Blues arrived back in Sydney

after their 28-point Origin loss

battered, bruised and embarrassed

and still struggling to find answers.

What can you do to turn it all

around for Game III? I don't know.

Um, yeah, I really don't know.

Their coach just as lost. I don't

know. Former greats are calling for

Bellamy to be axed. We have to do Bellamy to be axed. We have to do

something dramatic. Someone,

somewhere, some think-tank, has to

start coming in and taking charge

of this whole situation, because it

really is out of control. It's time

that NSW bit the bullet and started

to look at what Queensland have

done and follow suit in getting a

full-time coach. No dramas in

Queensland. They're just

celebrating the best side in Origin

history. The domination that

they've got at the moment is going

to stop eventually. Oh! Well, yeah,

we're closer to a loss but please!

North Melbourne's Lindsay Thomas is

battling knee soreness ahead of Sunday's game against Port Adelaide.

Thomas has been under an injury

cloud after hurting his knee during

the first quarter of last week's 7-

goal performance against Carlton. The first goal The first goal he kicked off the

ground, he jarred his leg a little

bit, just a minor thing. He played

out the game pretty effectively

after that. He's fine. He'll line

up as selected. Despite overcoming

a back injury, David Hale will have

to earn back his spot via the VFL.

To the World Cup and Argentina is

just about assured of a place in

the second round after a convincing

win over South Korea. In other

games, Mexico and France are into

the second half of their match.

Greece beat Nigeria 2-1 while

Argentina won 4-1. The South

Americans played some impressive

football in a game featuring the tournament's first hat-trick.

Surely it is! It's sumptuous football! He's got a hat-trick!

An historic moment! Also in Group C,

Greece has won a World Cup match for the first for the first time, coming from a

goal down to beat a 10-man Nigerian side 2-1.

Frank Coletta sitting in the

finance chair this morning. What

are we talking about? It's the

mystery of the missing millions.

Ron, more like billions. It's

amazing. Can you believe that

upwards of a $10 billion windfall

is heading into the Government's

bank account from unclaimed superannuation accounts. Workers

join an average of three schemes

over their lifetime with many

failing to keep track of them,

meaning there are 3.8 million

unclaimed accounts in Australia.

Industry executives say it's almost

impossible to track down their

owners. A review of the

superannuation industry is nearing

an end and it's likely to propose

that super should be linked to tax

file numbers so small and lost

accounts can be traced back to their owners.

The NAB has denied that it intends

pulling out of its UK operations.

The bank dropped out of the bidding

for 318 Royal Bank of Scotland

branches last week but says it

plans to stick with its existing

British interests and ride out any

recovery. NAB operates the

Clydesdale and Yorkshire financial

institutions which are minor

players in British banking.

Wall Street took a slide early on

as regional factory reports and

jobless claims underscored concern

about the lack of pace in the

economic recovery but a late

turnaround has the Dow Jones up.

Ahead on Ten's Early News - you

dirty rat! Go on! Art thieves are

struck in Melbourne but why would

someone steal a piece of graffiti

that looks something like this?

Find out after the break.

This program is captioned live.

Headlining Ten's Early News this morning:

Working parents will now have

access to paid parental leave in a first for Australia.

New mums and dads will be entitled

to 18 weeks' leave paid at the

minimum wage of $570 a week.

These families have waited decades

for the introduction of paid

parental leave into Australia and

finally it's here. But the leave is

means-tested. The nominated

parents' usual income can --

nominated parent's usual income can

not exceed $150,000 a year. not exceed $150,000 a year.

The scheme will start next year.

Kevin Rudd has appointed Lucy

Turnbull, the wife of former

Opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull

as deputy chair of a review

committee that will look at housing

affordability, climate change,

urban congestion and population growth.

WorkCover has launched an

investigation into the death of a

Victorian vineyard worker who died

in wild storms in the State

yesterday. Aged in her 40s, the

Vietnamese woman had been trimming

vines at a Woori Yallock vineyard

when the wild storm hit. She and

other workers sheltered neef

beneath a tree but but she was

struck by a falling branch. In

another incident, a man fell from a

ladder while trying to prepare his

home for the gale-force winds.

A Perth doctor who died after he

treated her cancer using nutritional supplements claims it

was her decision. Dr Peter Dingle

told the court that his wife refused conventional medical treatment for her cancer because

she wanted to have a baby. She was

first diagnosed in 2003 but died

only two years later. The coroner

is now examining Dr Dingle's role in her treatment.

The death toll from the southern

cline floods has now reached at

least 42 with another 36 people

still missing. Landslides in one

area of the country swept two buses

into a swollen river.

Rescue workers managed to pull

seven people to safety but six

others died. In the Sichuan

province, 23 people were killed

after part of a mountain collapsed

on top of the building they were

working in and in the Fujian area,

more than 100 people were trapped

in their homes.

If you're running late for work

this morning, thank your lucky

stars you're not in Japan. The old

excuse that your train was late

won't wash there any more. This is

a new high-speed bullet train which

can run at 480km/h. It's just

completed a test run from Tokyo to

northern Japan and 500

trainspotters turned out to see it. Luckily

Luckily for them, it was waiting at

the platform. Otherwise, one blink

thank they might well have missed

it. Art thieves have made off with

a modern masterpiece from Melbourne

but this is a heist with a

difference. British graffiti artist

Banksy has left several of his

signature designs around the city.

There was an outcry when one was

painted over in April. Now, another

design thought to be his work,

painted on an electricity painted on an electricity meter box

outside a house in South Melbourne

has disappeared after thieves

ripped off the door. Banksy's work

can fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Blues forward Luke O'Donnell has

accepted a 3-year suspension for

his spear tackle during NSW' fifth

straight Origin loss to Queensland.

The ban means he'll miss Game III

of the Origin series but also of the Origin series but also

raised questions about why no

charges were laid over the fight

that followed the tackle.

You know, O'Donnell's spear tackle

then come up with a head butt, you

know - to me that's a send-off

offence. Paul Gallen was charged

with a grade one careless tackle

but escaped suspension.

The US Open golf is under way at

Pebble Beach Links in California.

Low scores are hard to come by with

five players in the lead at one-

under.

The best of the Aussies is at even

par. At one point, Mike Weir was

the outright leader after a stellar start to the back nine.

After speculation he'd pull out

with injury, Robert Allenby took

his place in the field. He's currently two

currently two over. You can watch

live coverage on Ten this morning,

starting at 8am.

A career-best haul from all-rounder

James Hopes has guided Australia to

an unconvincing one-day international victory against

Ireland. A composed knock of 81 by

opener Tim Paine propelled the

Australians to 9/231 from their 50

overs. However an upset loomed when

Ireland reached 3/137 in just the

25th over. Hopes came to the rescue,

snaring figures of 5/14, saving the

tourists from an embarrassing loss.

That's to be out. He's on a hat-

trick. Beautiful delivery by James Hopes.

The team now heads to England for a

5-game series starting on Tuesday.

More on finance now with Frank.

What's happening on Wall Street

overnight? It's changed around late

on, Ron. Shares on Wall Street took

a hit after worse than expected US

unemployment and tame inflation

data raised concerns about the

strengths of the economic recovery.

Let's cross to our finance expert

at Wall Street, Alexis

Christoforous. There was -- was

there a recovery by close of play?

Yeah, there was. In the final

minutes of trading, stocks did an

about-face to finish modestly

higher. Some say investors may have

taken advantage of some bargain

stocks after two down days. For

most of the day, stocks were lower

on some disappointing news on the

job front. We saw weekly unemployment benefits rise after

three straight weeks of declines

and we saw a widening of the trade

deficit. A number of things put

pressure on stocks earlier today.

Alexis, also today it emerged that

the US trade deficit has risen to

$109 billion, the highest amount in

more than a year. How was that news

received? Well, you know, first of

all, we had higher oil prices and

stronger demand for imported goods.

That helped widen the US trade

deficit. But it is viewed as a

positive step for the economic

recovery. Even though America is

spending more money overseas than

it's taking in, this stepped-up

spending on foreign goods and

services is definitely a sign of

growing confidence among US

consumers. But economists worry

that the European debt crisis we're

seeing could hurt demand for US

exports and a stronger dollar would

make US goods more expensive

overseas and you of this

uncertainty, Frank, pushed gold to

a record high today. It closed at a record high today. It closed at

just own $1,249 which means

jewellery prices here will get more

expensive. With all the jewellery

Ron's got, he'll be happy about

that. Thank you, Alexis

Christoforous in the US.

China has decided to do its bit for

the environment including simply

closing companies which fall short

of emissions targets but the

measures are expected to hit

Australian mining industry profits.

A posse of snearts senators

investigating the national

broadband network have put out a

final call to dump the project. And

newspaper executives have met with

Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott to push

their case for more political

advertising dollars.

When we come back from this short

break, more on that good news for

new parents. And the latest from

South Africa 2010. Ten's Early News

back in just a moment.

This program is captioned live.

Headlines every 15 minutes on Ten's

Early News - making politics

child's play. Parents and the Prime

Minister celebrate an Australian

first as paid parental leave is passed.

Under pressure as the report into

Australia's biggest oil spill is

handed to the Government today,

there are calls for it to be made there are calls for it to be made public.

In sport - Socceroos midfielder

Vinnie Grella will miss the must-

win World Cup clash with Ghana on

Saturday with a knee injury.

In finance - those missing millions.

Why unclaimed super funds could be

lining the Government's pockets.

For the first time in Australian

history, working parents will have

access to paid parental leave. It's

a much-needed win for the Government but not necessarily the

Prime Minister, who has now come

under fire for remarks he made at

the press gallery ball.

Baby steps have finally paid off.

This really is an historic day for

Australian families. Parental leave

- 18 weeks at the minimum wage.

That's $570 a week. It will start next year.

An important step in the long road

towards delivering paid parental

leave in this country. I'm not sure

we've quite got it yet. The Prime

Minister thinks so, wanting to keep

as much attention as possible on

his Government's achievement. You

haven't asked a question about paid

parental leave. 148,000 parents out

there about to have their lives

changed and you're asking me about

communications tactics. Instead, he

was hammered about remarks he made

at the press gallery midwinter ball,

telling the mining industry he had

a very long memory. The bunch of

journose are out there having fun

in their glad rags. It's a bit of

fun. But too much fun can get you

into trouble. I have a very short

memory as well. I'm not sure what

that means as well. We'll move on.

It's just a joke, Kerry. I'll work

it out later. For goodness' sake.

He admitted he expected a thrashing

in the polls over the tax.

Queensland's top cop is under

pressure to react after the State's

watchdog handled a death in custody.

Six years ago Cameron Doomadgee

died after being arrested for

public drunkenness on Palm Island.

A report into the initial police

investigation and internal review

found them to be flawed and plagued

by double standards. The commissioner must be held

accountable and must take

responsibility for ridding the

service of the self-protecting

culture that has been allowed to

grow and flourish.

The report recommends those

officers involved be demoted or

disciplined. Two teenagers will

front court this morning after fire

tore through a Melbourne school

after kosing $5 million damage.

Classes had to be cancelled at

Ashwood Secondary College following

two separate suspicious fires A19-

year-old man and 14-year-old woi

have been charged with arson, burglary and theft.

BP's boss has faced a grilling by

the US Congress this morning over

the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. There

are calls for the inquiry into

Australia's biggest oil spill to be

made public. For more let's get to

our US correspondent Emma Dallimore.

A rough fight for the BP chief

executive overnight. And BP's CEO,

Tony Hayward, is still being mauled

on Capitol Hill this morning. It

looked like things would get ugly

when first an oil-covered protester

had to be removed from the room and

shortly after I bet Mr Hayward was

wishing he could get up and leave

as well. The house panel on Capitol

Hill accused the CEO of

stonewalling their investigation

into how the country's worst ever

oil spill occurred. They suggested

that he and BP had cut corners to

save time and money. Look, Tony

Hayward left most of the questions

unanswered. In fact, reporters in

the room say that they lost count

of how many times BP's boss, who's

been in the industry for 28 years,

said, "I don't know.", "I can't

answer," or "I wasn't there." But

you're the CEO of the company. Do

you have any technical expert who

helps with these things? With

respect, Sir, we drill hundreds of

wells a year around the world. Yeah,

I know. That's what's scaring me

right now. This comes the day after

BP agreed to set aside $23 billion

for a compensation fund and also to

suspend dividends for the rest of

the year. None of this is helping

the people in the Gulf I must say

as fears mount that the seafood

industry which supplies most of the

country will be suffering for years,

although many people, including one

visiting Australian, is trying to

keep a little more upbeat. No, not

so much here. I'd be more worried

about the quality of the water around New York City.

Emma, for us at least a little

closer to home, new developments

over Australia's worst ever oil

spill off the coast of WA last year.

There's increasing pressure on the

Federal Government to release the

findings of an inquiry into that

disaster that happened off the WA

coastline last year. The findings

of this investigation into the 75-

day Monday Taro spill will be given

to the re-- Montaro spill will be

given to Martin Ferguson today.

Green groups suggest it will show a

mishandling of the disaster. They

didn't respond straightaway and

that lack of response is not

acceptable, I think, to the Australian public.

And Ron, those green groups say

these findings must be made public

to prevent future disasters like

the one we're facing here in the US.

Emma, thank you very much, speaking

to us live from the US.

Nelson Mandela has attended the

funeral of his great-granddaughter

Zenani. She was killed in a car

crash while returning from the

World Cup's opening concert.

Brad McEwan filed this report from South Africa.

Slowly and cautiously, Nelson

Mandela emerged from a car. This

was meant to be a celebration as a

once-divided nation hosts the world.

Instead the frail 91-year-old was saying goodbye.

Zenani's many family and friends

paying tribute to a special young girl.

We love her deeply.

It wasn't all sadness. It was also

a celebration of Zenani's short

life. The ceremony over, Mandela

emerged with a smile. Even at a

terrible time, this incredibly

selfless man was thinking of others.

I haven't seen you for a long time.

The death of Zenani Mandela has

deeply saddened the South African

people and of course they're

devastated for the hero, Nelson

Mandela. But as we've seen over so

many decades, their spirit will not be broken.

It is very sad but it's life, my

brother. There's nothing we can do.

Terrible tragedy but I'm sure he'll

overcome that because he's that

type of man.

Making a difficult week even harder,

South Africa's beloved Bafana

Bafana is struggling, trounced 3-0

by Uruguay. Fans are disappointed

but they won't despair. We've got

the spirit. Bafana Bafana are gonna

win at the end of the day. For them,

just hosting the World Cup is the

greatest victory of all.

After walking out on the NSW rugby

league team, Timana Tahu has agreed

to meet with Andrew Johns to

resolve the issue surrounding that resolve the issue surrounding that

highly publicised racial slur. The

meeting will be held amid calls for

sweeping changes to the Blues after sweeping changes to the Blues after

their fifth straight Origin series loss.

The Blues arrived back in Sydney

after their 28-point Origin loss

battered, bruised and embarrassed

and still struggling to find answers.

What can you do to turn it all

around for Game III? I don't know.

Um, I really don't know. Their

coach just as lost. I don't know.

Former greats are calling for

Bellamy to be axed. We have to do

something dramatic. Someone,

somewhere, some think-tank has to

start coming in and taking charge

of this whole situation because it

really is out of control. It's time

that NSW bit the bullet and started

to look at what Queensland have to look at what Queensland have

done and follow suit in getting a

full-time coach.

No dramas in Queensland. They're

just celebrating the best side in

Origin history.

The domination that they've got at The domination that they've got at

the moment is going to stop -- got

to stop eventually. Oh! Well, yeah,

we're closer to a loss but, you

know, please!

No losses just yet. North No losses just yet. North

Melbourne's Lindsay Thomas is

battling knee soreness ahead of

Sunday's game against ported a haid.

Thomas has been under an injury Thomas has been under an injury

cloud after hurting his knee during

the first quarter of last week's

game against Carlton. The first

goal he kicked off the ground he

jarred his leg a little bit. He

played out the game pretty

effectively after that. He's fine.

He will line up as selected.

Despite overcoming a back injury,

fellow forward David Hale will have

to earn back his spot via the VFL.

At the World Cup, Argentina is just

about assured of a place in the

second round after a convincing win

over South Korea. In other games,

Mexico has upset France 2-0, Greece

beat Nigeria 2-1 while Argentina

won 4-1. The South Americans played

some imbresive football, including

the tournament's first hat-trick. the tournament's first hat-trick.

Surely it is! It's sumptuous

football! He's got a hat-trick!

Also in Group C, Greece has won a

World Cup match for the first time

coming from a goal down to beat a

10-man Nigerian side 2-1. Here's

more on finance now with Frank and

some news that could upset plans

for a happy retirement, I think.

Super is not so super at the moment.

Can you believe that upwards of a

$10 billion windfall is heading

into the Government's bank account

from unclaimed superannuation

accounts? Workers join an average

of three schemes over their

lifetime with many failing to keep

track of them, meaning there are

3.8 million unclaimed accounts in

Australia. Industry executives say

it's almost impossible to track

down their owners.

It's been a chilly night for many

of Australia's top bosses who have

fallen on hard times overnight.

They've been sleeping rough to

raise awareness and money for the

nation's homeless. Melinda Nucifora

has just come back from Luna Park

in Sydney where many have bedded down.

Well, it's been a freezing night

and morning here at Luna Park in

Sydney but that hasn't stopped some Sydney but that hasn't stopped some

of the nation's top business

leaders from doing their bit to leaders from doing their bit to

help the homeless.

Almost 700 CEOs from across the

country have slept rough in almost

every capital city as part of the

first national Vinnies CEO sleepout.

Together, they've raised more than

$2 million for those less fort nat

than themselves. 105,000 people are than themselves. 105,000 people are

officially homeless in Australia officially homeless in Australia

and sadly 30% of them are children.

A lot of people associate

homelessness with the city and with

people that you see sleeping rough

but of course there are thousands

and thousands of people that are

invisible. It's nowhere near the

true circumstances, the true

hardship that a lot of these people

have to do with but it takes me out have to do with but it takes me out

of my comfort zone and puts me in a

place where I can perhaps think a

little bit more about what other

people go through. All the money

raised will go to Vinnies' homeless

services, including night patrols,

soup vans and mental health

services. Melinda Nucifora

reporting there for the Early News.

Wall Street eked out a slight gain

by the end it spiked.

Here's how the weather is looking

in your part of the country today:

Still ahead - if you're a beautiful

young Australian teenager, why be

on top of the world? Why not be on

top of the universe? Makes sense.

Why this journalism student is

making headlines of her own. GOOD MORNING, I'M FIONA NELSON... A 59 YEAR OLD CANBERRA MAN WILL SPEND TIME BEHIND BARS, FOR RAPING HIS SON'S GIRLFRIEND. EARLIER THIS YEAR A JURY FOUND THE MAN GUILTY OF PRODUCING A KNIFE, AND ASSAULTING THE 19 YEAR OLD IN HIS RED HILL HOME.

A-C-T SUPREME COURT'S JUSTICE HILLARY PENFOLD, SAYS THE MAN SHOWED NO REMORSE FOR HIS ACTIONS... AND SENTENCED HIM TO MORE THAN FOUR YEARS JAIL ... HE'LL BE ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE IN 20-13. COMMUNITY AND COMMERCIAL GROUPS IN CANBERRA ARE BEING URGED TO BE BOUND BY THE SAME HUMAN RIGHTS FRAMEWORKS, AS PUBLIC AUTHORITIES, UNDER THE A-C-T HUMAN RIGHTS ACT. ATTORNEY GENERAL, SIMON CORBELL'S CALLS COME, A YEAR AFTER THE FIRST COMMUNITY GROUP, COMPANION HOUSE SIGNED ONTO THE FRAMEWORK.

AND THERE'S SNOW IN CANBERRA TODAY. PERISHER IS TRUCKING IN 15 TONNES OF SNOW ... SO THE NATIONAL ZOO'S SNOW LEOPARDS AND BROWN BEARS, CAN PLAY IN THE SNOW. IT'LL BE THE FIRST TIME THE ZOO'S ANIMALS HAVE SEEN SNOW. THE ORGANISERS OF FLORIADE 20-10 HAVE STARTED THE SEARCH FOR VOLUNTEERS. CANBERRA'S FLOWER FESTIVAL OPENS AT COMMONWEALTH PARK ON SATURDAY THE 11TH OF SEPTEMBER AND RUNS UNTIL

THE TENTH OF OCTOBER. AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TOURISM IS CALLING ON LOCALS TO TAKE PART IN THIS YEAR'S EVENT... A RANGE OF POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE INCLUDING ENTRY USHER, MARQUEE INFORMATION ASSISTANT, ROVING INFORMATION AND VOLUNTEER SUPPORT CREW.

THE DISABLED WINTERSPORT AUSTRALIA ALPINE PROGRAM FOR PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY IN JINDABYNE, THREDBO, AND PERISHER IS ONE OF MORE THAN 40 PROJECTS RECEIVING STATE GOVERNMENT FUNDING, TO BRING SPORT TO PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY. THE GOVERNMENT'S GIVING NEARLY THREE HUNDRED AND 60 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO NOT - FOR - PROFIT ORGANISATIONS ACROSS THE STATE, INCLUDING SOME PROVIDING BASKETBALL PROGRAMS, RIDING FOR THE DISABLED AND DRAGON BOATS

STATEWIDE. THE WINTERSPORT PROGRAM WILL RECEIVE 20 THOUSAND DOLLARS.

TAKING A LOOK AT SPORTS NEWS NOW, AND CANBERRA GOLFER NIKKI CAMPBELL HAS MISSED OUT ON A SHOT AT TAKING OUT HER THIRD JAPAN LADIES TOUR TITLE. CAMPBELL HAD A SHARE OF THE LEAD AT JAPAN'S SUNTORY OPEN THIS WEEK, BUT A DOUBLE BOGEY ON THE 72ND

HOLE, PUT HER TWO SHOTS BEHIND THE LEADER. NOW HAVING A LOOK AT TODAY'S WEATHER DETAILS... A SERIES OF WEAK COLD FRONTS WILL TOUCH THE SOUTH OF AUSTRALIA OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS, MAINTAINING A FRESH WESTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE REGION LOOKING ACROSS THE NATION NOW - MOSTLY SUNNY FOR CANBERRA - FINE AND SUNNY FOR SYDNEY - A SHOWER OR

TWO DEVELOPING FOR MELBOURNE CHECKING WHAT TO EXPECT ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW SOUTH WALES - MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES AND 15 FOR DUBBO - 13 THE TOP FOR WAGGA - 17 FOR BEGA MOSTLY SUNNY WITH AN EXPECTED TOP OF 11 FOR BOWRAL - 16 DEGREES FOR BATEMANS BAY A POSSIBLE SHOWER FOR MUDGEE WITH A TOP OF 14 - SNOWFALLS CLEARING AT THREDBO WITH A TOP OF ONE SATURDAY PARTLY CLOUDY. MIN 2 MAX 13 SUNDAY PARTLY CLOUDY. MIN 4 MONDAY MOSTLY SUNNY. MIN 1 MAX 14 .

This program is captioned live.

This is Ten's terl news.

Our headline story this morning -

working parents will now have

access to paid parental leave in a

first for Australia. New mums and

dads will be entitled to 18 weeks'

paid leave at the minimum wage of

$570 per week. Waited decades for

the introduction of paid parental

leave into Australia and finally

it's here. But the leave is means-

tested. The nominated parent's

income cannot exceed $150,000 a

year. The scheme will start next year.

WorkCover has launched an

investigation into the death of a

Victorian vineyard worker who died

during wild storms that lashed the

State yesterday. Aged in her 40s, a

Vietnamese woman had been trimming

vines at the Woori Yallock vineyard

when the wild storm hit. She and

other workers sought shelter

beneath a tree but died when she

was struck by a falling branch. In

a separate incident, a man was

hospitalised with critical injuries

after he fell from a ladder while

trying to prepare his home from the gale-force winds.

Art thieves have made off with a modern masterpiece from Melbourne

but this is a heist with a

difference. British graffiti artist

banksy has left several designs

around the city. There was an

overcry when one was painted over

in April. Now another design

painted on an electricity meter box

has gone after thieves ripped off

the door. Banksy's work can fetch

hundreds of thousands of dollars.

A teenage journalism student is

making headlines of her own this

morning after being crowned

Australia's Miss Universe contentant.

She took the tight until Sydney last night.

The 18-year-old from the Gold Coast

has been named the 2010 Miss

Universe Australia. She beat 29

women from the country and will

represent Australia at the final

and she's already very determined

to win. I want to bring home the

crown. I am super determined now.

Let's bring home the crown. I hope

to do Australia proud and bring it

home. I'm in shock. She's only 18

and she's so mature and so special

and I'm so delighted for her. She

worked really hard for this. Now

Jasinta didn't do it the easy way.

Not only did she have to take on a

fantastic group of young woman from across

across the country - marine

biologists, martial arts experts

and a Shearer. She had to face off

in an evening gown parade, a bikini

parade and she made the top five.

Then she faced the tough question.

She was asked about possible

campaigns to make people aware of

the dangers of spending too much

time in the sun and she thought

she'd blown her shot at the title.

We need to focus on keeping a good,

um - sorry.

We need to focus on ourselves and

how we look after our skin. It's

important to have a good skin care

routine so even when we are

outdoors we need to use sunscreen

and drink lots of water. She

already has plans to use the title

to further her charity work with

young disadvantaged women but for

now she has to pick her national

costume to wear at the Miss

Universe final which will be held

in Las Vegas on August 23.

Socceroo Tim Cahill will miss just

one World Cup match after FIFA's

disciplinary committee decided not

to increase his penalty for the

send-off against Germany. But the

good news has been soured by more

reports of infighting amongst

players. Ten's Rob Waters is in

Johannesburg and joins us with

details of the team's latest drama.

The hits keep on coming for the

Socceroos. Vinnie Grella's World

Cup looks over because of a knee

injury. He mightn't have played

anyway because of a breakdown in

his relationship with Pim Verbeek.

News Limited reports the pair had a

heated exchange at training on

Monday. They're also reporting in-

fighting between Mark Bresciano and

Verbeek after the loss against

Germany. Now, the FFA yesterday

wheeled out chief executive Ben

Buckley to hose down reports of

problems between player and coach.

Frankly speaking it's disrespectful

to the players and in no way is

there any form of disunity. The one

bit of good news is Tim Cahill will

miss just one match after a ruling

by FIFA. The FFA yesterday used a

recording of someone telling Cahill

after the match that it shouldn't

have been a red card.

The Socceroos travelled to

Rustenburg today for their final

training session ahead of the

crunch game against Ghana tomorrow night.

Blues forward Luke O'Donnell has

accepted a 3-week suspension for

his spear tackle during NSW' fifth

straight Origin loss to Queensland.

The ban means he'll miss Game III

of the Origin series but also

raised questions about why no

charges were laid over the fight

that followed the tackle.

You know, O'Donnell's spear tackle,

then come up with a head butt. You

know, I mean to me that's a send- off offence.

Paul Gallen was charged with a

grade one careless tackle but

escaped suspension.

The US Open golf is under way at

Pebble Beach Links in California.

Canadian Mike Weir had a stellar

start to the back nine and was, at

one point, the outright leader.

That's his fourth birdie in five holes.

Robert Allenby managed to take his

place in the field after

speculation he would pull out with

injury. He finished at 3-under.

A career-best haul from all-rounder

James Hopes has guided Australia to an unconvincing one-day

international victory against

cricketing minnows Ireland. A

composed knock of 81 by opener Tim

Paine propelled the Australians to 9/231.

Hopes came to the rescue snaring

figures of 5/14, saving the tourists from an embarrassing loss.

That's to be out and he's on a hat-

trick. Beautiful delivery by James Hopes.

The team now heads to England for a

5-game series starting on Tuesday.

A rather quiet end to the week as

far as the Australian market is

concerned. Let's talk to John

Milroy at Macquarie Private Wealth.

Overnight markets were mixed with a

focus on data that has some

implications for the American

recovery. Is this a sign that the

issues in Europe are not the prime

focus for investors? A man can make

a spectacle of himself trying to

predict short-term movements.

Overnight, the jobless data seemed

to be the reason the markets

slipped back, down 72 at one point

but finishing up 24. Leading

indicators point to better outlooks

for growth in the next six months

and that seemed to drive markets

better towards the end of the

session. Apple are making inroads

in the new sales of the iPhone as

well, selling over 600,000 units

there. Can we expect anything

different from our market today? A

little quiet here today. Probably

not much corporate data out. The

market probably focusing perhaps a

bit more on the upcoming reporting

season and perhaps some more

guidance like we had yesterday from

United Group and hoping it's more

positive than negative. The SPI up

nine points but a sneaky eye

perhaps on Pebble Beach more than

markets. That was the golf that

John was talking about. That's all

in finance. We'll talk soccer and

say we hope the Socceroos get the

money against Ghana. Thank you and

you can pop off and review the Miss

Universe tape one minister time

before you go.

And now casting his eye across the

weekend, Josh Holt at the Weather

Channel, what sort of weather are

we in for? Wet and miserable

weather across the south-east.

Cloud is streaming in across

southern areas of Queensland.

Even Brisbane and Gold Coast will

get a bit of light patchy rain to

finish the working week.

Let's check out what the weekend has in Let's check out what the weekend

has in store not only for the

south-east but also for Queensland.

Rain will be a feature on Friday

but it will ease and push off into

the Pacific Ocean by the time

Saturday and Sunday comes around. Good news for Queenslanders.

Let's shift to the south-east. Here

we go with the rainfall. We've got

onshore winds a conveyer belt of

cold fronts one after the other

providing us with cold temperatures

at the moment and some wet and

miserable weather. As you can see

on screen with the predicted rain

on Saturday and Sunday, it will be

a feature throughout coastal areas

of Victoria, Melbourne included.

Also the south-west and Tassie

getting 25mm to 50mm around the

west coast for Strahan. And even

15mm around burn burn. -- Burney.

It looks like Darwin is the place

to be this weekend, temperatures in

the low 30s, blue sky and sunshine

and that's great news for the V8s this weekend.

Thank you, Josh Holt at the Weather Channel.

Seeing he mentioned every team

except the swanies, I'll mention

them. Go the Swannies!

The Roosters can't lose. They've

got a bye. Have a great weekend.

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