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(generated from captions) Kelly talk to you about this

before the pamphlets went

out? Absolutely not and Jackie

had no inkling, as I understand

it from subsequent

conversations had no inkling of

what was about to happen. Did

she ask for your advice before she went on

she went on 'A.M.' and put her

foot comprehensively in it and

gave what some describe as the

worst interview ever done by a

member of Parliament? And took

the Chaser defence. Were you

responsible for the Chaser

defence? Look, Jackie was my

best friend in the Parliament.

She's a terrific person. But

even she would accept that that

was the lowest ebb of her

political career. And look, I

political career. And look, I

don't put words in her mouth

just as people don't put words

in my mouth. You didn't advice

her? Jackie and I discussed

it. What did you tell her to

say? As I said, I don't put

words in people's mouths. Politicians are responsible for

what they say. What did you

tell her to say? I didn't tell

her to say anything. What did

you suggest she say? I didn't

you suggest she say? I didn't

suggest she say anything. We

just lamented what a crazy

thing it was and - What a crazy thing it was that happened in

her living room. Tony, you are now pressing me on things

they'm afraid I know nothing

about and they are the sorts of

things which will have to come

out in the various

investigations that are going

on. Tony Abbott, we thank you

office. once again, a hard day at the

office. I've got to say you

always come in on hard days,

and some of the hardest days to

talk about it. That's one thing

to be admired about you. And we

thank you very much for coming

in once again. Part of the

political process and

democratic accountability Tony.

Iranian negotiators will sit

down with the head of the

International Atomic Energy down with the head of the

Agency at the end of this week

but are vowing to press ahead

with the uranium enrichment

program. There are increasing

international efforts to stop

the Iranians but key members of

the Security Council are at

odds over whether it's time to

impose tighter sanction.

Dissidents in Iran say the West needs to pay more attention to

the mounting economic problems

and tha are more likely to influence President Ahmadinejad's Government

Ahmadinejad's Government than

pressure from abroad.

The Islamic Republic of Iran

enriching uranium is seen as a

God given right. Iran says it

will never agree again to

suspend its nuclear program,

despite concerns it might build

an atom

an atom bomb. Chief nuclear

negotiator Jalili says the rest

of the world can't be trusted

to let Iran have enough uranium

to meet its future energy

needs. The United States wants

to impose tougher and tougher

sanctions. But the Government's

critics say existing sanctions

have helped paper over serious

economic problems. In my

economic problems. In my

opinion, sanctions have been

very important and valuable

hide their gift to radicals in Tehran to

mismanagement. Respected

economist s said Iranians are

suffering because inflation has

gone through the roof. People

are not happy at the

moment. Rent alone have doubled

and that's a massive blow to

the 30% of Iranian s who don't

own their own home. There are a

lot of people who cannot manage

their life anymore. Mahmoud

Ahmadinejad is best known

internationally for his nuclear

stance and his talk about

wiping Israel off the map. But

that's not what his supporters

expected. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

came to power on a promise to

deliver economic justice, a

better deal for

better deal for most Iranians.

That was far more important

than any international issue,

like enriching uranium. These

days, the Government spokesman

faces tough questions. Iranian

reporters want to know about

petrol ration ing and

politically motivated budget

cuts so the Government is

loathe to give up on its nationalism Is your Government

pay ing too much attention to the nuclear issue

the nuclear issue and neglect s inflation and unemployment? The spokesman

says his Government will manage

both issues and prosper. And he

may be right because the

Government has access to the

mother of all war chests. In

every 24 hours we are earning

more than $240 million US

more than $240 million US hard

currency, $10 million US per

hour. With the world's

attention focussed on US-led

efforts to revive the Middle

East peace protest, Iran claim

s to have added a new missile

to its arsenal, capable of

hitting Israel and US bases in

the Middle East. Iranian

reformers say internal presh u,

not soorntion the threat of

military strikes is the best

way forward. A quick look at

the weather now - a shower or

two for Brisbane, a showers and a possible thunderstorm for

Canberra, an afternoon shower

or storm in Darwin. Mainly fine

for Melbourne but the chance of

a thunderstorm there. Fine with

a late shower in Perth and fine

in 'Hobart'. That's all from

us. Lateline Business coming up

in a moment but if you want to look back at tonight's

interview with Tony Abbott or

at any of ourtor I

at any of ourtor I story you

can visit our website. But now

here is Blaze with Ali

Moore. Tonight, customer

concerns - BHP Billiton

attempts to hose down the worries of its major customers

about the proposed merger with

Rio Tinto. Combined entity will

be able to produce more product

more quickly and for the

customers security of supply

and more product is

and more product is ultimately

the best thing we can do. The

ACCC still running its own

investigation into alleged

cartel behaviour by Qantas in

Australia. We are investigating

the issue of air cargo such as

has been dealt with by the DOJ

in the United States. And life

after WorkChoices - how

Business is going to deal with

Labor's industrial relations

system. The challenge for

business will be to work with the new

the new government to allow the

government to enact its mandate

but at the same time ensure the

new system is flexible enough

to allow further productivity

growth and doesn't result in a

return to industrial chaos.

First to the markets and

despite Wall Street's solid

fell for a recover y y, Australian shares

fell for a second day. The All

Ordinaries gave up 61 points

after falling commodity prices

weighed down mining stocks. The

ASX 200 dropped 1%. Financial

firms resumdz their decline

amid persistent credit stories.

The Nikkei shed half a per

cent. Hong Kong investors

pushed the hang essential 161

points higher and FTSE has booked a

booked a 28-point gain. BHP

Billiton is getting ready for a

protracted battle in its bid to

merge with mining rival Rio

Tinto. The company's total

shareholders at its annual

general meeting in Adelaide

today that its offer presents

compelling logic. BHP is also

seeking to ease the concerns of

its major customers by

promising more product more

quickly. Kneel Woolrich reports. After a

reports. After a three-week

road show, Marius Kloppers

returned to Australia to front

his first AGM as BHP Billiton's

chief executive. While his

plans to merge with Rio Tinto

have met opposition from

customers it appears some

shareholders need little

convinceling. I don't think it

will do any harm. Great idea. I

think it will be a good idea

person ally. Put both of them

person ally. Put both of them

together. The local investor

support didn't stop a concerted

sales pitch at today's AGM. BHP

Billiton is forecasting $4

billion in cost savings and revenue gains from joining with

its rival mining heavy

weight. Quite simply because we

believe the a combination of

the two will deliver more

shareholder value than either

is capable of delivering alone. The combination

The combination presents an

opportunity to create the

world's premiere diversified

natural resurs company and no

our view no other Darwination

is as logical or as

compelling. Marius Kloppers

says he's spoke groan a large number of major shareholders

accounting for half of the vote

ing power in both companies and they overwhelming accept the

logic in the proposal. I would

say that the thing that is most

say that the thing that is most apparent when you talk to the

sharehold errs is their

recognition that there is a

pool of value that doesn't

exist if the two companies are

apart. But overseas steel mills

remain sceptical with European

producers now kd adding their

concerns to Chinas.

TRANSLATION: What we care about

is the issue of price in the international resources market. We want the marketing price

We want the marketing price of international resources to

reflect supply and demand,

market rule. The price should

be long lasting, stable and be

beneficial to everybody. BHP

denies that it its plan would

Crete an inefficient giant that

would drive up prices. More

volume, more quiek. We can

comboin the two sets of

resource and infrastructure and

one of our core value prop

one of our core value prop sigs

is that the combined entity

will be able to produce more

product more quickly and for

the customer security of supply

and more product is ultimately

the best thing we can do. Marius Kloppers refused to

be drawn on the prospect of a

Chinese sovereign fund taking a

blocking stake in Rio Tinto.

But he argues that any rational investor in either company

should support the union. We

believe that we've got a

believe that we've got a value proposition on the table that

for all of the shareholders of

the combined company creates

the most value and at the end

of the day anybody who buys the

stock of these two companies is

looking for maximum value creation opportunities. And

while the proposed deal is

little more than rhetoric at

this stage, it appears that BHP Billiton won't be walking away

in a hurry. Reports suggest the

company has enlisted

company has enlisted seven

major international banks to

support its bid and they're

ready to provide 70 billion US

dollars in a funding. We're

about halfway through the

trading day in Europe and for

late est news we're joined by

London by Philip Lawlor. The

FTSE's higher but investors

haven't managed the courage to

follow the dhow up. , no it's a

lack lustre start this

lack lustre start this morning.

It took a couple of hour force

the market to show? I strength.

A muted rebound, possibly a bit

of confidence that this afternoon in New York we will

get more of a follow through.

So lack lustre but broad based

bounce as we're

speaking. Possibly dampening

investor enthusiasm I

understand there's no concerns

that the credit crunch is hit

that the credit crunch is hit ing households in Britain. Definitely. The subprime is rippling into the

economy in the UK in quite a

big way. We've had a survey by

a big consumer group who are

anticipating that about #6d

million people will see quite

severe squeeze on their

mortgage s through the

increased lend ing standards.

So so some bitter news soming

through as we speak. What are

through as we speak. What are

UK investors focusing on at the

moment? Is it credit worries or

inflation? There's lots of

angles to this. You're right,

the first thing is the subprime

and the im impact on banks

financials. We saw Barklays

here trying to reassure the

market about its capital

position but people are very suspicious about where banks

are in terms of their ability

are in terms of their ability

to sustain their current

capital. They will have to see potentially dividend cuts

coming forward. From a macro

economic stand point it comes

down to whether consumption

demand global ly will have a

big squeeze over the next six

months and as we were saying

with the subprime, the UK's in

the same position as the with

about a 6-month lag. In terms

of that inflation focus, I

understand you have some

understand you have some

concerns that the issue is not

so much inflation but a word

that we haven't heard for a

while - deflation. Absolutely.

I think the real thing here is

are the central banks behind

the curve. Inflation is a

lagging indicator. What the

bond markets are telling us is

that disposable income will be

squeezed halve savagely next

year and dis inflation or

deflaeltion is a

deflaeltion is a manifestation

f there being in sufficient

demand, excess supply of goods.

That's the market that the bond

market is warning us about. So

the bond market is forward

looking, inflation is a lagging

indicator and I suspect central

banks have been swayinged by

the lagging indicators. They're

on the horns of the dill Ella

but we must be clear that bond

markets are giving clear,

explicit message at the moment. So fundamentally

moment. So fundamentally that

means a substantial slowdown in

the US economy. Yeah,

potentially much bigger that is currently being diskoint

counted. The korlation wen too

US bond yaeld and the nominal

GDP growth is nominal and that

indicates we could see growth

in Tus by 3 to 3.5% with

nominal or real. So a long way

below even consensus is currently

currently forecasting. Look at

the US, what are the dhow

futures telling us? At the

moment, again a bit of a follow

through hence the recovery in

Europe. They're looking for the

market to be up about.25%. A

bit of a follow through b but

we have to wait for more

economic DATTy to unfold. Many

thanks for talking to us. Thank you.

you. To the major movers on

our market today - iron ore

explore er Fortescue Metals was

one of the session's biggest

loser, dipping 5%. With shares

in Australia's top investment

bank Macquarie Group shed 3%.

Another currency linked profit

warning saw ABC Learning drop

over 2%. But cattle

over 2%. But cattle producer

Australian Agricultural Company

managed to buck the trend,

climbing over 7%. On currency

markets - the Australian dollar

has suffered on worries

commodity demand will be hurt

by the sluggish economic growth

I was just speaking about. A

short time ago it was worth

just under 87.5 US cents. On

commodity markets - gold has

dropped behind $800 an ounce,

expectations OPEC will increase

expectations OPEC will increase

output are seeing US crude oil

extends its loss and for the

London metal exchange, copper

has pulled back some of the

decline. It seems WorkChoices

is set to become history.

Former Minister for Workplace Relations Joe Hockey has

publicly declare ed the policy

he sold is dead and went too

far. A number of business

groups funded an 11 million

dollar advertising campaign to

dollar advertising campaign to support WorkChoices. Now

they're back tracking, as Labor

pledges to abolish the Howard

Government's IR reforms. Sue

Lannin reports. After 34 years

of service I was sacked an then

offered my job back with a 30%

pay cut. It was the IR

propaganda campaign to end all

propaganda campaigns. By both

sides of politics. But now

with a Labor

with a Labor Government,

WorkChoices is being dumped by business. As employer groups

seek a new relationship with

the ALP. WorkChoices was the

clear issue in the campaign.

The people made a clear choice.

And now the Government has a

mandate for a new Workplace

Relations system. John Howard

urged employers to get on the

WorkChoices band wagon and fund

a multibillion-dollar ad campaign in favour of his

campaign in favour of his

industrial relations re forms

to counter a rival campaign by

the trade unions. It was led by

Australia's top business

chambers , and supported by

groups including the mining

council. It was not a pro-WorkChoices campaign. It

was a pro-direct relationship

cape pain. It was a pro-workplace reform

campaign. Mitch Hooke says his group was not

group was not presh urd by the

Howard Government to back the

WorkChoices campaign. We took

that decision, unilaterally on

our own without any pressure

from anybody. And not all

employer groups supported it.

The Australian retailers Association says the word

benefits in WorkChoices war to

wha is now a 24/7 retail

industry but it says it didn't

join the pro-WorkChoices

join the pro-WorkChoices

advertising campaign because it

wanted to stay inden. I think generally businesses were

supportive of the WorkChoices.

It just depends where that

voice is being herd heard. I

think among our employers the

ex fa sis we were trying to

give was treat your staff

well. Business now wants more

details about the Labor Party's

plan to scrap individual a

agreements and strength Jen

unfair dismissal laws. And the challenge for business

challenge for business will be

to work with the new government

to allow the Government to

enact its mandates but at is

time time ensure the new system

is flexible enough to allow

further productivity growth and

doesn't result in a return to

industrial chaos. What we will

say as an employer group, let's

work together to try to resolve

this flexibility issue. Mitch

Hooke says the Labor Party has come

come a long way. You have to

give credit where credit is

due. The ALP move add big way

where where they were at the

national conference to

accommodate I haves like ours

that were looking for the

choice and flexibility in

employment relations. Attention

now turn s to another key

supporter of WorkChoices -

Hendy hn, chief executive of the Australian Chamber of

Commerce and Industry. He is

Commerce and Industry. He is

seen as too close to the

Liberal Party by some industry

groups and his future could be

decided at the chamber's board

meeting, which is taking place

in Canberra. Mr Hendy did not

return the ABC's calls. Qantas

may have agreed to pay a $70

million fine to the US

Department of Justice over a

price fixing racket in the US,

but the airline could still

face more fines in Australia. The US Government

The US Government accused

Qantas of price fixing

international air cargo rates.

For more than six year from

2000. Quantity s a pleaded

guilty and apologised un

reservedly for its conduct. But

in Australia the regulator is

still conduct ing its own

investigations into the

airline's behaviour. I. It's

just one of the issues on the

very crowded plate of ABC

chairman Graeme Samuel under the new

the new Labor Government, which

has planned to give watchdog in

a range of areas the grocery

market to petrol prices and telecommunications. Graeme

Samuel joined me earlier this evening. Welcome to Lateline Business. Thanks. Qantas has

pleaded guilty to the US

authority. They've agreed to

pay ad 70 million fine and to cooperate with further

investigations by both the US and other anti-trust

and other anti-trust

regulators. How far have you

got with your investigation? I

can only reveal that we are

investigating the issue of air

cargo such as has been dealt

with by the DOJ in the United

States. It's not appropriate

and nor will we comment upon

the nature of o our

investigations or how far we

might be progressing at this

stage. Can one assume because

of the out honourable member of

the US and it was to d with air

the US and it was to d with air

cargo between Australia and the

US that cant Qantas will have

to pay a fine in this

country? No, which yo you can't

assume anything. We're dealing

with Australian laws and Australian-based transactions

so you have to await the

outcome of our investigations

and whatever they might

yield. Is it still Australia-US

cargo? I don't want to go into

that level of detail. If you read

read carefully the DOJ's press

release you will note that

preferences made to

trans-Pacific air cargo not necessarily Australia and US.

But that is not to make any

suggestions one way or the

other as to what our

investigations might or might

not be about. I I am sorry to

be elusive about this but we

don't talk about our

investigation. If they are, hypothetically found guilty of

anti- competitive behaviour,

they would only be able to face

a fine, at this point? Yes, at

this point of time we would be

talk about financial penalties

only. Because the processes

related much more to

transactions that have occurred

perhaps before January '07 we

will be dealing with the old

penalty regime If you look at

the comments made by Geoff

Dixon record regarding the fine

paid in Tus, he said,

paid in Tus, he said, "We do

not believe this - the $70

million fine - or any further

financial penle & alities will

material ly affect any future

operating results?" If it's not

material, is it effective? That

proofs the point that we've

been making for some time.

Financial penalties in relation

to this misconduct are a cost

to business and they have

to business and they have very

little impact on the businesses

that are found guilty as we've

seen in this particular case.

Geoff dix on says it will have

no material impact on the bot

oj line. For that very reason,

we have been pushing asking

government for some time now to

introduce jail penalties for

those involved in cartels. Of

course prison terms was promised by the former

Treasurer years ago and never

actually introduced. Will you

push the new Government to act

quickly on prison term force

cartel behaviour? We don't have

to push. The new Government has

said within 12 months of its

taking office it will introduce

jail terl for cartel behaviour.

My understanding is that the legislation has essentially

been drafted but of course

needs to be examined by the

incoming Minister and by the

Government and Cabinet to

determine that it is

satisfactory. And we would hope to be able to

to be able to provide some

advance on that. We do have a

new Government, a Labor

Government, the job of your

colleagues and you is about to

get a lot busier, isn't

it? Yes, but if you look at the

policy statements by the

incoming government, it's very

interesting the sorts of

reforms and issues that bay

they want to deal with. I

settle have to say that we are

porrive of all the issues they

want to deal with. Let's run

through a new of the jobs that Kevin

Kevin Rudd tossed your way

during the election campaign. A

national inquiry into grocery

prices to report within six

months. What is your

understanding of what you would

be doing in that inquiry? We

don't have any details at the

moment the only precedent we

have for an inquiry of this

nature is the one that we are

conducting in relation to

petrol. I would have to say I

think these inquiries are a

very good idea. We think the petrol choir

petrol choir irhas it's turned

out has been a goods idea, we

think a grocery inquiry would

be a good idea as well. It

enable s us to get to the

bottom of what's happening in

these markets. They're markets

that are sense tiff and terribly relevant to consumers. You've often

expressed the view that when

you've done various

investigations that retail

grocery in Australia is ar

competitive market. Do you not think that's the

think that's the case? Let's

wait the terms of reference of

any inquiry and then let's just

see what the outcome of an

inquiry might be. There's a lot

of noise about groceries in

this country, a lot of noise

about the grocery market, a lot

of noise about the roll and the

dominance of the Coles and

Woolworths chains and others

that are some into the market -

Aldi, the frs of the IGA

Aldi, the frs of the IGA group.

I think we need to look at all

of those as well as a whole lot

of specialist retailgers that

we often see outside our

supermarket and examine chair

role and see what the future

potential for competition is

because that's that's, after

all, the great displain in

terms of price and quality of

goods and services. Will an

inquiry lead to lower

prices? Don't want to comment

on this stage. All I will say

on this stage. All I will say

is that I think an inquiry is a

very useful mek noix for bring

about some transparency as to

the issues that ought to

concern Australians, Australian

consumers but, secondly, to

enable us to find out if there

are any impediments to

competition and then how those

impediments might be dealt with

vt That petrol inquiry is due

to report in two weeks time,

are you going to recommend

major changes? Let's wait and

see. I don't want to forecast

the report at all. One of the

very pleasing things is that

most commentators are saying

they have no idea what will be

in the report. We do haven't

have an idea and what I can say

is it's been a very rigorous

analis indeeds. Given that, the

incoming Labor Government wants

incoming Labor Government wants

you to appoint a petrol

commissioner. Do you need that?

You've managed a rigorous

analysis with your inquiry. Do

you need a commissioner? Let's

wait and see the contents of

this petrol price inquiry and

let's see what it says. Again,

let me emphasise transparency,

information to consumures is a

terribly important part of enables consumers to exercise

choice. There are a range of other areas that Labor

other areas that Labor has

pointsed to be in your bag

telecommunications if I can

highlight that. Telstra has

been quite friendly with Labor

in the election campaign and in

their battle with you as the

regulator. How do you think a

Labor Government will change

rethss with Telstra? That's a

What we need to do is remember matter entirely for Government.

this - over the past three

years or so we've seen two

battles go on. The first has

and been a battle between Telstra

and the regulator. I have to

say that's an arm wrestle that

any regulator would expect to

have with a regulated

entity. As big an arm wrestling

as you've been happening? It's

been more vocal in the public

sense but it's an arm wres thal

we would expect to have and we

deal with it in the way that we

should deal with it - that is

objective, impar shally in a

sword dance with the law. The second arm wrestle is one that

is not so much to do with

us,ite bence with Government.

That arm wrestle has been an

interesting one but it's in

been in the environment that's

led up to T 3 rand the

environment that's led up to a

Federal election n.s a sense,

Telstra might have believed it

had some leverage in that arm

wrestle in that lead-up to T3

and the Federal election. Now

we have a few Government, the

new Government doesn't have any

new Government doesn't have any

of those leverage points

working against it. It has

three year s at least a head of

it until 2 next election. You

might see a slightly different

balance in terls of that arm

wrestle. Are you imsupplying

that Telstra might roll over

and start playing ball? I am

not suggesting that but if I

was backing anyone in relation

to any continuing arm wrestle I

would be backing a Government

with three years of strong would be backing a Government

mandate ahead of it to be able

to deal with these sorts of

issues. I am not here to

provide strats jik advice to

telts, they will make up their

own minds. Thanks for joining

us: Thanks.. A Sydney based

mining company which says it's

found a new way to extract oil

from shale has been forced to

amend its prospectus to account

for the chequered past of

for the chequered past of its

biggest shareholder. Blue

Ensign Technology is vie stroo

industrying to raise at least

$10 million but corporate law

experts say the initial public

offer has been compromised by

news that its make shareholder

was fined in the US for lying

investors so years ago.

Extracting oil from shale is

risky business. It's expensive

and can be damaging to the environment.

environment. But one Australian

company blees it has technology

to make it viable at a large

shale deposit in north h west

Queensland. We feel we've got a

good chance. There is no

guarantee here. This is a

speculative intestment in the

sense that the technology still

has to be completed. And

potential investors still have

to be lured. Blue Ensign

Technology is trying to raise

$10 million through a late nish

offering which closes next

month but the float could be

Qom proised mised by the

chequered past of its biggest

shareholder. With a 43% stake,

John Rendall is the brains

behind the company's

technology. It's been revealed

by Bloomberg that he was fined

by Ausjudge 10 years ago for misleadsing investors if a

different company with claims

he could take oil from sand

fields in Canada. We don't

fields in Canada. We don't

think it's that relevant

because of because of the blook

berg rl it has I suppose pass

add cloud over what it is we're

doing. So the company filed a

eare viezed prospectus with the Australian Securities and

Investments Commission. It

includes details of rend repd

rend's violation a decade

ago. I think investors will

take very seriously a reissue

of a prospectus and look at it

very closely before they'll

trust that investment in these circumstances. There shouldn't

be a material negative impact

from Rendall's past on this

capital rising. Either way,

Thomas Clarke says ASIC should

have intervened when the first

prospectus was issued earlier

this movement I think it's

another indication that ASIC is

under resource and is not able

to give the degree of attention

that is necessary to important

matters like significant IPOs.

It's very important for

Australian market that IPOs are

seen to be transparent and open

with their information. If

you're going to have a robust

market as in New York, then

things have to be a er than era. ASIC A sec says

that no investors have lost

money as the stock is yet to

list on the exchange. The

global credit squeeze has

claimed another local victim

with hedge fund Absolute

Capital going into administration. A statement

from the board claim e blamed

prolonged ill le quit ity in

the market s for a reduction in

fees from the group's

investment products. But the

administration relates oj to

Absolute's corporate entities

an doesn't cover the $210

million invested in Absolute's

capitals yield fund. Absolute's

creditors are expected to meet

on Monday. Now a look ator's

business diary. Graincorp

publishes its full year

earnings. Village Roadshow

holds its AG as does David

Jones. On the data front, third quarter capital expenditure

figure also be tabled and going

overseas new US home sales

figures are out. A look at

what's making news s in the

business sections of the

papers. Taij covers the annual

general meeting of the BHP Billiton. And the 'Australian'

on the same story. There is the

battle of control in the

Liberal Party and the smerment

s at quantity's price fixing

fine. That's all for tonight.

The FTSE sup 64 point an the

dhow fut rurs up 70. To review

any stories the program or

previous programs, please visit

our website. . I am Ali

Moore. Goodnight.

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