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News. Good morning and welcome to Ten

I'm Kath Robinson.

I'm Frank Colletta. Welcome to the

program for Tuesday, June 1.

The headlines this morning - tens

of thousands take to the streets in

international protest after Israeli

commandos storm aid boats heading

to Gaza. Israel dubs it an armada

of hate. I condemn this violence.

This morning, the families of two

Australians caught up in the drama

wait anxiously for news.

Point scoring - Tony Abbott gives Point scoring - Tony Abbott gives

the PM a pasting over his

advertising blitz. But Labor is

ahead in the polls today.

In sport, Aussie Samantha Stosur

takes out the Queen of clay,

Justine Henin, booking a place in

the French Open quarterfinals.

Then in finance - has the bubble

burst? It looks like a chilly

winter ahead for Australia's housing market. housing market. winter ahead for Australia's

A brief weather check now:

But first this morning, two

Australians have been caught up in

the bloody battle onboard a Gaza

aid flotilla. The journalist and

photographer were covering the

ship's humanitarian mission. For

more, we're joined by our Ten

reporter, John O'Doherty. It must

have been terrifying for the

Australians? It would have been.

They were onboard a boat bound for

Gaza when it was attacked by

Israeli commandos in international

waters. Now, so far, 19 are dead,

dozens have been wounded. And

onboard were pro-Palestinian

activists were various countries.

It is understood there were British

nationals onboard. And the Israeli

army has released video footage

showing what they say is activist

violence. They claim that commandos

acted in self defence. Now, the two

'Sydney Morning Herald' journalists

were on the phone with colleagues

just before the Israeli commandos

stormed the ship. Here's what one

of them said just a short time

before they lost communication. One

of the cargo ships and from the

Turkish ferry picking up the

the troops. zodiacs now. Radar is spinning on

Now, this tragic incident is

turning into a diplomatic nightmare

for Israel. An emergency NATO

meeting has already been called.

It's attracted worldwide

condemnation and here's what the UN

secretary-general had to say just a

short time ago. It is vital that

there is a full investigation to

determine exactly how this

bloodshed took place. I believe

that Israel must urgently provide a

full explanation. The aid boat is

now docked in Israel. Those not

requiring medical attention will be

deported shortly. So no doubt,

we'll only find out more

information when they can start to

tell their stories about what

actually happened onboard.

OK, thank you.

We'll have more on the attack and

the bulletin. its consequences a little later in

There's some soothing snuez for

Kevin Rudd this morning who is

nursing his wounds from a

blistering attack over taxpayer

funded advertising. The latest

Newspoll is showing a slight boost

for Labor, although no change in

personal support for the PM.

To run advertisements promoting the

mining Super Profit Tax, the

Treasurer vetoed independent

scrutiny by using powers

advertising emergency or national

emergency. This is not a national

emergency for our country. It is

just a political emergency for our

Prime Minister. The credibility pot

shots were fired from both trenches. shots were fired from both trenches.

No-one should trust a single thing

he says stkpwhrfplts the debate was

sparked by 2007 Kevin Rudd election

promise not to run political ads promise not to run political ads

which haven't been approved by an

independent panel. Mr Rudd's latest

brokered promise came to light as

brokered promise came to light as Newspoll looked

Newspoll looked at voters. The two Newspoll looked at voters. The two

party preferred figure has Labor up party preferred figure has Labor up

to 51 and the coalition slumping to 49. to 51 and the coalition slumping to

49. While the result is a four-

point turn around in a month, it is

not all good news for Labor. The

protest reflects a growing protest

vote for the Greens who scored a

massive primary vote of 16%. Green

preferences are the only thing

giving Labor an election-winning

lead. The Prime Minister will hope

for a reprieve from bad news today.

The Reserve Bank is expected to

keep the official interest rate at

4.5% for at least another month.

Meantime, the Federal Government's

paid parental leave scheme is a

step closer to reality. It was

given the green light from the

lower house last night. The scheme lower house last night. The scheme

plans to provide 18 weeks leave for

either parent at the minimum wage

of around $550 a week. The

Government used its numbers to Government used its numbers to

scuttle suggested amendments from

Opposition leader Tony Abbott. It's

on track to be introduced by the

beginning of next year, but must

pass through the Senate first.

A former immigration minister has

applauded the tough stance put applauded the tough stance put

forward by the Opposition on asylum seekers. Howard government

immigration minister Philip Ruddock,

says the move for offshore

detention is needed, but he says it

is not something that he would like

to be at the business end of. I

would be very reluctant to do it

again. I think the experience of

all immigration ministers is that

they're unlikely to seek the job

again. Well...! Oven that, we

probably agree. The coalition's new

policy has also met with approval

from another former immigration

minister, Kevin Andrews.

A small rural Victorian town

remains in deep shock this morning

after the suspected murder of two

young brothers. Their mother is

still under police guard in a

Melbourne hospital. What was simply

annual school photos last week are

today an image of innocence lost.

The lifeless body of seven yeerd

Tyler was bound with his big

brother in a bedroom in this

Mooroopna home on Sunday night. It

is obviously distressing for all of

the people involved, and we'll do

our best to work with the

neighbours and others and friends

to see. Neighbours say that the

children were happy and active boys

that were often seen playing around

their home. Oh, two little boys. Oh,

dear. Shocked, like everybody else, dear. Shocked, like everybody else,

you know. It's sad, isn't it? When

their bodies were discovered,

neither child had any obvious sign

of injury. A preliminary autopsy

was carried out yesterday, but the was carried out yesterday, but the

coroner is yet to release the

findings. The brothers' classmates

at the school are being offered

counselling as the broader school

community struggles to process the

loss. We know who it is, we know

that. I have no comment, I'm sorry.

Just gutted, of course. Just gutted.

Yeah, that's all I can say. I'm Yeah, that's all I can say. I'm

numb. What else can you say?

Melbourne detectives will today

speak to the friends and family of

a teenage girl horrifically burned

in a suspected arson attack. The

14-year-old is in an induced coma

after suffering 50% burns. She was

home alone at Caroline Springs

yesterday when the blaze began. We

have to put together, and it's

going to take some time to do that.

Police are treating the house as a

crime scene.

Well, it's great news for

Australia's Samantha Stosur at the

French Open after the seventh seed French Open after the seventh seed

knocked out Justine Henin. French Open after the seventh seed knocked out Justine Henin. She's

now the only Aussie lif after

Jarmila Groth went down.

Stosur turned around a Stosur turned around a

disappointing opening set with a

series of 13 winners to get back on

level terms. The Aussie then broke level terms. The Aussie then broke

Henin nice twice in the decider and

closed it out 6-4 to end the

Belgian's 24-match unbeaten run at Belgian's 24-match unbeaten run at

roland Garros.

One of the NRL's biggest stars, One of the NRL's biggest stars,

Israel Folau, has joined Karmichael Israel Folau, has joined Karmichael

Hunt and switched to AFL. It's

believed Folau has signed a $3

million deal with new franchise,

Greater Western Sydney.

It's another massive win for the It's another massive win for the

AFL as it looks to conquer the AFL as it looks to conquer the

NRL's heartland. Brisbane bronco

and Queensland star Israel Folau is

believed to have turned his back on

rugby league and union in favour of

a lucrative $3 million deal with a lucrative $3 million deal with

new AFL franchise, Greater Western

Sydney. It's understood that his Sydney. It's understood that his

former Broncos team-mate, former Broncos team-mate,

Karmichael Hunt, played a key role

in the decision. The three-year

deal is expected to be announced

officially by week's end, but could

be as early as today. But not be as early as today. But not

everyone in the AFL is happy about everyone in the AFL is happy about

splashing cash on NRL players.

Brisbane coach Michael Voss

slamming the league for spending

millions on Hunt and Folau. It

seems ridiculous to me that we

would do that. The true

entertainers and the people that

advertise the game more than anyone

else is the current players who

play AFL. And Hunt, who officially

joined the gold kots yesterday,

admits that the road to making the

switch is long. There's a lot of

challenges. You know, the technical

side of things. The strategy, the side of things. The strategy, the challenges. You know, the technical

conditioning. On the field now and

the Roosters have upset the Titans

registering a 14-point victory and

holding the Gold Coast scoreless in

the second half. The Roosters

bounced back from an early 10-0

deficit to score six tries as the

Titans looked lacklustre in defence.

COMMENTATOR: The Titans have gone

to sleep. The 30-16 win moves the

Roosters into the top eight.

Socceroos coach Pim Verbeek has

named the first choice defence for

tonight's friendly against Denmark

in South Africa. Wiltshire and

Skipperfield is back. And Schwarzer

is back for a game that's more

about finetuning the systems than

the score board. The way they do

the transition and the way that

they build up an attack, that's

what I'm looking at. And if we win

t would be nice. If we lose, it's

OK also. Striker Josh Kennedy and

start. midfielder Richard Garcia will also

Now let's take the first look at

finance with Frank Colletta. And

the first official day of winter

and it seems that the property

market is cooling as well?

That's right. It looks like

Australia's house prime boom is

over thanks to the effect of

previous interest rate rises and

the end of cheap mortgages. The RBA

meets today for the latest rate

decision, a it is widely expected

Reserve to keep things steady at 4.5%. The

Reserve Bank has been concerned

about house prices and its previous

rises appear to have well and truly

done the trick of taking steam out

of the market. The latest house

price index shows that prices have

cooled right across the country.

And mortgage lending has risen just

0.5%. That's the weakest result

since August of 2008.

Investors will be glad to see the

back of May as well. It's been the

worst month on the stock market.

Can you believe it? That's been in

26 years. That's worse even than at

the height of the global financial

crisis. Most of it was spent in the

red with nearly $10 billion wiped

out. Australian investments were

cumple. dumped amid fears of a fresh credit

cumple. Fear was a big driver for

the other major markets too.

Overall the All Ords saw its worst

performance since 1984.

After stocks wrapped up the worst

month in more than a year,

investors are sure to face a week

of caution as all eyes are on the

will European debt crisis. Wall Street

will reopen today. When the market

closed, the Dow Jones was down. The

action in Europe was away from

Britain, which is also closed.

Caution remains elsewhere. Flat

sessions in both France and Germany.

Here's your weather numbers now:

Coming up - fears of an uprising

after the deadly Israeli sea attack.

We have the latest update on the

developing story.

And why some women are getting

their knickers in a knot over a new

ban on out there...

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You're watching Ten News.

Two Australians are holed up in an

Israeli detention centre after they

were caught in a bloody battle in a

Gaza aid flotilla. The journalist

and photographer, both from Sydney,

wereing the ship's humanitarian

mission when it was attacked.

Israel is now facing international

deadly force. condemnation for their use of

It was an operation the Israelis

had rehearsed, but last night, it

went badly wrong. Armed Israeli

commandos were repeled down from helicopters,

helicopters, but were confronted by

pro-Palestinian activists wielding

sticks, metal bars and knives. Then,

in circumstances that are not yet

clear, the Israeli troops opened

fire, and the result was a

bloodbath. One person has been hit

in the head by a bullet. He may die

if he does not receive medical

treatment immediately. Israel has

released pictures of weapons they

say were used to attack the troops,

and of the naval officer warning

the convoy to halt before nearing

Gaza. You are approaching an area

of hostilities. Israel admits that

the assault on the ship took place

in international waters. But says

it was intended to be a police

operation. They choose to use

violence. They had stocks of

different kinds of sticks, of

knives, of metal objects. The

Israeli army has distributed video

taken by a drone, and captions to

show what it says are examples of

violence. A soldier is seen being

thrown from the upper deck to the

lower. The Turkish aid ship on

which most of the deaths took place

has now docked under guard. Most of

the remaining passengers and crew

will be deported. Their stories

have yet to be told.

Support for the Australian Greens

has surged to a record high in the

latest Newspoll survey, which also

shows Labor has increased its

shows Labor has increased its narrow lead.

narrow lead. The Rudd Government's

popularity has jumped one point to

51%, while the Opposition slipped

slightly. No change for Kevin Rudd

who maintains his lead over Tony

Abbott as preferred Prime Minister.

It comes as the Government's paid

parental leave scheme moves closer

to reality after it was passed in

the lower house overnight. the lower house overnight. The man to reality after it was passed in

suspected of murdering a Perth

millionaire is facing a fresh

attempt to extradite him today.

Cameron Mansell was arrested in

Queensland after disappearing from

WA. Previous attempts to return him

to Perth for questioning have

failed. His business partner, Craig

Puddy, was last seen almost a month

ago. Police have now found a ago. Police have now found a

wheelie bin they believe his body

was dumped in. The bin was in a

pretty good state. So hopefully we

will get good results from there. A

group of four-wheel drive enshoes

yass spotted the bin in bush land

north of Perth.

Daylight saving in Queensland could

become a reality after voters

stormed an online poll last night

in favour of the idea. An

independent MP won't abandened

split zone proposal to divide the

State. He wants the system to be

tried in the south-east corner with

a referendum held in 2012.

An anti-whaling activist from New

Zealand has broken down in tears

while giving evidence in his trial

in a Japanese court. The 45-year-

old denied injuring a Japanese ship

worker. He's facing charges,

including trespassing, and faces up to three years jail.

The fashion police are out in force

in Indonesia with women banned from

wearing tight parts in some parts.

Check points have been set up in

West Aceh to monitor the new

regulations. 20,000 loose skirts

will be handed out to women

breaking the tight pants law. Shops

are also prohibited from selling

sexy garments under the strict sexy garments under the strict

Islamic Sharia law.

Socceroos coach Pim Verbeek says he

has total faith in South Africa's

security amid concerns of terrorist

threats. Our reporter is in

Johannesburg where the team is

preparing to get their campaign preparing to get their campaign under way.

It's a big day for the Socceroos. It's a big day for the Socceroos.

Tonight they play their first Tonight they play their first

friendly here on African soil

against Denmark here in

Johannesburg. Ahead of the match,

Pim Verbeek has shrugged off concerns about security after

reports of terrorist threats. I

don't read the newspapers, so I

have no idea what you're talking

about. I have no idea. It's a

better looking Australian team than

the one which turned out against

news nice in Melbourne. Over a week

ago. Mark Scharzer is back, as is

Chipperfield. But for Pim Verbeek,

how they play is more important how they play is more important

than what result they get against

the Danes tonight. I'm not

interested in the result at all. Of

course we want to win, that's why

we play football. Verbeek says

Harry Kewell is not quite there yet

b you his fitness is OK. He plans

to resume full training with the

team-mates on Thursday and their

plan is to still play against the

United States in the second

friendly before perhaps releasing

him against jeerm in the first

match in the World Cup campaign.

Bans totalling 30 weeks have been

hand out for an NRL Toyota Cup

brawl in Townsville. Three Cowboys

players and four from Manly have

been charged over the vicious all-

in stoush right on full time. North

Queensland's James Segayaro is

facing up to six weeks for a high

level contrary conduct charge. The western Bulldogs will today

decide on the future of

controversial star, Jason Akermanis.

Bulldogs officials met with the 33-

year-old yesterday to discuss his

misleading of the club over a

newspaper column he wrote on gay

footballers. REPORTER: So no

punishment? Are you going to be

playing? I didn't say that. But I

told you that I have nothing to say.

REPORTER: Have you been suspended?

I told you, I have nothing to say.

Akermanis is unlikely to face Akermanis is unlikely to face

Collingwood on Sunday.

Briefly in other sport news now:

So, it's the first day of June, and

quite frankly, things can only get

better. Last month's performance on better. Last month's performance on

the Australian stock market was the the Australian stock market wa the Australian stock market was the

worst for more than 25 years. And

to rub salt into the wounds, the

Australian dollar was one of May's

worst performing currencies. Let's

for an optimistic outlook from jaim

Rosenberg in Macquarie Private Rosenberg in Macquarie Private

Wealth. Any sign that June will be

Wealth. Any sign that June will be

better? Certainly May was somewhat

less than a month that

distinguished itself, both in the

currency and equity markets. A lot

of factors at play, partly

internationally. But domestic

factors saw currency come under

pressure. That saw ek wetty markets

under pressure, and of course, it

becomes self-perpetuating to an

extent until you see the extreme

value take hold, or commonsense.

Into June s the market extreme

value? I don't think extreme value?

It's certainly not expensive. But

it is yet to see where the

commonsense takes hold. We may see

some softening of the resources tax.

We might see the financial markets

settle down a little bit in terms

of their risk aversion which has

been rising. June is a big month

and the last month of the financial

year. There's books being balanced

and confession season saying that

they might disappoint the market.

So we're hopeful of a better

performance. I certainly done think

it will be quite as bad as May.

You're talking commonsense. Has it

returned to the housing market?

Because as we know, the RBA is

having the rate decision today.

Analysts are expecting no change.

Is your economy softening? I don't

think that the economy is softening.

Certainly, the effect of six rate

rises over the last year have been

felt. You're starting to see that

in a range of factors. Auction

clearance rates have fallen.

Retailers are reporting patchy

demand. Last week, Virgin Blue had

a pretty significant downgrade,

largely because of the leisure

market. A lot of the factors are to

do with rate rises. Is the economy

softening? I don't think so. But I

think that growth is moderating.

We'll know more tomorrow when the

GDP is released. But in terms of

the Reserve Bank decision,

certainly no change expected. OK,

thank you.

Briefly in other business news:

Let's see what the weather is doing around the country today:

We'll take a short break now, but

when we return, we'll have more on when we return, we'll have more on

the Australians caught up in the

Gaza violence. Then a full finance

wrap. See you again in just a moment. What's that? It's important. be asked to give the final OK. OK.

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Welcome back to Ten News. The

headlines this morning - tens of

thousands take to the streets in

international protest after Israeli

comapbld owes storm aid boats

heading to Gaza. Israel comes it an

armada of hate. I condemn this violence.

This morning, the families of two

Australians caught up in the drama

wait anxiously for news.

Point scoring - Tony Abbott gives

the PM a pasting over his

advertising blitz, but Labor is one

ahead in the polls today.

In sport, Aussie Samantha Stosur

takes out the Queen of clay,

Justine Henin, booking a place in the French Open quarterfinals.

And then in finance, has the bubble

burst? A chilly winter ahead for

Australia's housing market?

Our top story - two Australians

have been caught up in the bloody

battle onboard a Gaza aid flotilla. The journalist and photographer

were covering the ship's

humanitarian mission when it was

attacked. For the latest, I'm join

bid John O'Doherty. Needless to say,

this must have been a terrifying

ordeal for the Australians? It

certainly would have been. They

were onboard a boat carrying aid

bound for Gaza when it was attacked

by Israeli commandos in

international waters. Now, so far,

19 are dead, dozens have been

wounded. Onboard were pro-

Palestinian activists were various

countries. It is understood that

there were British nationals

onboard as well. The Israeli army

has released video showing what

they say is active ips violence.

They claim that the commandos only

acted in self defence. The two 'Sydney Morning Herald' journal

ilss were on the phone with

colleagues just before the

commandos stormed the ship. Here's

what one of them had to say just

before they lost communication. One

of the cargo ships and from the

Turkish ferry picking up now. Radar

is spinning on them with armed

troops. Now, this tragic incident

is turning into a diplomatic

nightmare for Israel. It's already

attracted worldwide condemnation.

An emergency NATO meet has been schedule. Here's what the UN

secretary-general had to say just a short time ago.

It is vital that there is a full

investigation to determine exactly

how this blood shed took place. I

believe Israel just urgently

provide a full explanation. The aid

boat is now docked in Israel. Those

that don't need medical attention

are due to be deported shortly, so

no doubt, we'll soon be able to

find out more information when they

can tell their side of the story.

And we'll, of course, have more on

the attack and its consequences

later in the bulletin.

Well, many political commentators

are calling it a race to Well, many political commentators

are calling it a race to the om

with the latest Newspoll revealing

Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott's

approval ratings are in free fall. Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott's approval ratings are in free fall.

What exactly do the latest figures

tell us? Good morning. Well, I

think most importantly, what the

figures show is that if an election

was held today, Labor would lose if

it wasn't for the preferences of

the Green vote. If we look at the it wasn't for the preferences of the Green vote. If we look at the

primary vote from the Newspoll,

Labor is at its lowest level in

four years, and the Greens are at

their highest level of all time.

This is quite damning here for the

Labor Government. The two-party

preferred does put Labor just in

front, but Kevin Rudd's approval

rating has plunged 36% and that's

more than 30 points in six months.

He's still ahead as PM, but there's

no question that the Labor Party

and the coalition will not be

buoyed by these polls and the coalition will not be

buoyed by these polls today. These

figures come on the back of the

Government's proposed resources

Super Profit Tax for mining and it

certainly indicates that the fear

and smear campaign from both sides

of politics has not done them any

good. But it is also worth noting,

Kath, that this poll was taken

before the latest revelations about

Kevin Rudd's back flip on his

advertiseing campaign. Now, we now

know that he's spending $38 million

to sell his mining Super Profit Tax,

and this is something that in

Opposition, he said that he would

never, ever do. Now, the Opposition

has pounced on this and one can

imagine that they will continue to

do so. There are no guns in the

street. There are no sand bags

around Government buildings. This

is not a national emergency for our

country. It is just a political

emergency for our Prime Minister.

Now, in some, perhaps positive Now, in some, perhaps positive

political news, it seems we're one

step closer to having a paid

parental leave scheme? Indeed. The

Government's proposed 18 weeks paid

parental leave scheme was passed

through the lower house yesterday.

But it is yet to hit the Senate and

it will have some problems there.

Both the coalition and the Greens

are massively in favour of a paid

parental leave, but they want one

which is more generous for parents.

So some wheeling and dealing

definitely going to be going on definitely going to be going on

there in the upcoming weeks. But I

think that it is certainty to say

that by 2011, we will have a paid

parental leave scheme here in Australia.

Good news for parents. Thank you.

A former immigration minister has

applauded the tough stance put applauded the tough stance put

forward by the Opposition on asylum

seekers. Howard government

immigration minister Philip Ruddock,

says the move for offshore

detention is needed, but I say it

is is not something that he would

like to be at the business end of.

I would be very reluctant to do it

again. That's the point I'm making. again. That's the point I'm making.

I think the experience of all immigration ministers is that

they're unlikely to seek the job

again. On that, we can probably agree.

The coalition's new policy has also

met with approval from another

former immigration minister, Kevin Andrews.

A man is seriously hurt in hospital

after a police chase through inner

Sydney this morning. Officer tried

to pull over a stolen car at

Darlington around 1:30. The driver

sped off and later clipped a

council truck travelling in the

other direction, before wrapping

the car around a power pole. It

took the fire brigade more than an

hour to cut him from the vehicle.

A man who went for a swim in a

Melbourne River after drinking with

friends has drowned. The 32-year-

old got into trouble as he

attempted to swim across the river

at around 10pm. Emergency crews

found him two hours later and did

what they could to save him. The

man later died in hospital.

Melbourne detectives will today

speak to the friends and family of

a teenage girl horrifically burned

in a suspected arson attack. The

14-year-old is in an induced coma

after suffering 50% burns. She was

home alone at Caroline Springs

yesterday when the blaze began. It

is a puzzle that we have to put

together and it will take some time

to do that. Police are treating the

house as a crime scene.

Great news for Australia's Samantha

Stosur at the French Open after the

seventh seed knocked out Justine Stosur at the French Open after the seventh seed knocked out Justine

Henin. She's now the only Aussie

left after Jarmila Groth went down.

While Stosur set up a quarterfinal

showdown with Serena Williams.

Stosur turned around a

disappointing opening set with a

series of 13 winners to get back on

level terms. The Aussie then broke

Henin twice tpwh in the decider and

closed it 6-4 to win the Belgian's

24-match unbeaten run.

closed it 6-4 to win the Belgian's

24-match unbeaten run. One of the

biggest NRL stars, Israel Folau,

has joined former Broncos team-mate

Karmichael Hunt and switched to the

AFL. It's believed Folau has signed

a $3 million deal with new chance

chase, Greater Western Sydney.

It's another malsive win for the It's another malsive win for the

AFL as it looks to conquer the

NRL's heartland. Brisbane bronco

and Queensland star Israel Folau is

believed to have turned his back on

rugby league and union in favour of

a lucrative $3 million deal with

AFL franchise, Greater Western

Sydney. It's understood that

Folau's former Broncos team-mate,

Karmichael Hunt, played a key role

in the decision. The three-year

deal is expected to be announced

officially by week's end, but could

be as early as today. But not be as early as today. But not

everyone in the AFL is happy about

splashing cash on NRL players.

Brisbane coach Michael Voss

slamming the league for shelling

out millions on Hunt and Folau. I

mean, that just seems ridiculous to

me, that we would do that. Our true

entertainers and the people that entertainers and the people that

need to be paid, that advertise our

game more than anyone else, is the

current players who play AFL. And

Hunt, who officially join the Gold

Coast yesterday, admits that the

road to making the switch is long.

There's a lot of challenges. You

know, the technical side of thing.

The strategy, the conditioning.

On the field now and the Roosters

have upset the Titans, registering

a 14-point victory and holding the

Gold Coast scoreless in the second

half. The Roosters bounced back

from an early 10-0 deficit to score

six tries as the Titans looked

lacklustre in defence. 30-16 win

moves the Roosters into the top eight.

Well, Frank is back with finance

and good news for borrowers. Homes

are coming up.

It looks like Australia's house

price boom is over thanks to the

interest rate rises and the interest rate rises an z EE

interest rate rises and the end of

cheap mortgages. The RBA meets

today for the latest rate decision

and it is widely expected to keep

things steady at 4.5%. The Reserve

Bank has been concerned about house

prices and its previous rises

appear to have well and truly done

the trick of taking the steam out

of the market. The late eps house

price index shows that prices have

cooled across the country. And

mortgage lending has risen just

0.5%. That is the weakest result

since August 2008.

Investors will be glad to see the

back of May. Pts been the worst

month on the stock market for 26

years. Worse even than at the

height of the GFC. Most of the

month was spent in the red with

nearly $110 billion wiped out.

Australian investors were fearful.

Overall, the All Ords saw its worst

May performance since 1984.

And after stocks wrapped up their

worst month in more than a year,

investors are sure to face a week

of caution as all eyes remain on

that European debt crisis. Wall

Street will re-open tonight. When

the market closed on Friday, the

DOW was off 122 and the NASDAQ off

20. The action was away from

Britain. Caution remains elsewhere.

Flat sessions in both France and Germany.

Let's check some brief business

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Two Australians are holed up in an

Israeli detention centre after they

were caught up in a bloody battle

onboard a Gaza aid flotilla.

The journalist and photographer

were covering the ship's were covering the ship's

humanitarian mission when it was

attacked. Israel is now facing international condemnation for their use of deadly force.

It was an operation the Israelis

had rehearsed. But last night, it

went badly wrong. Armed Israeli

commandos were repeled down from

helicopters, but were confronted by

pro-Palestinian activists wielding

sticks, metal bars and knives. Then,

in circumstances that are not yet

clear, Israeli troops opened fire,

and the result was a bloodbath. One

person has just been hit in the

head by a bullet. I think he may

die if he does not receive medical

help immediately. Israel has

released pictures of what it says

were weapons use today attack the

troops. And of the naval officers

warning the aid convoy, which had

set sail from Cyprus, to halt

before nearing Gaza. You are

approaching an area of hostilities.

Israel admits that the assault on

the ship took place in

international waters, but says it

was intended to be a police

operation. They chose to use

violence. They had stocks of

different kinds of sticks, of

knives, of metal objects. The

Israeli army has now distributed

video taken by a drone. And

captions to show what it says are

examples of activist violence. A

soldier is shown being thrown from

the upper deck to the lower. The

Turkish aid ship on which most of

the deaths took place, has now

docked under guard. Most of the

remaining passengers and crew will

be deported. Their stories have yet to be told.

The mother of two boys found dead

in their rural Victorian home

remains under police guard in

hospital this morning. Vanessa

Robinson needed help to breathe

when she was flown to St opinion

Vincent's hospital in a serious but

stable condition. She had earlier

been assisting detectives with

their enquiries but then fell ill.

The bodies of the seven and nine-

year-olds were found in their

Mooroopna home on Sunday night.

The man suspected of murdering a

Perth millionaire is facing a fresh

attempt to extradite him today.

Cameron Mansell was arrested in

Queensland after disappearing from

WA. Previous attempts to return him

to Perth for questioning had failed.

His business partner, Craig Puddy,

was last seen almost a month ago.

Police have now found a wheel which

bin they believe that his body was

dumped in. The actual bin was in a

pretty good state, so obviously,

we're hoping to get some good

results from there. A group of

four-wheel drive enthusiasts

spotted the bin in bush land north

of Perth.

The first day of winter has brought

a warning to wise up to fire risks

during the cooler months. The NSW

Government has launched a safety

campaign aimed at reducing fire

deaths and damage. Electric

brankets, overloaded power boards

are some of the biggest hazards.

Television ads will be aired from

today, reminding residents to be

vigilant and becoming a statistic.

Hundreds of screaming fans braved

the pouring rain in Sydney last

night for a special appearance of

two of Hollywood's biggest stars.

Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner

from in town to promote the latest

instalment of the 'Twilight' series.

There's no doubt about it.

'Twilight' fans are among the most

devoted in the world. So much so

that thousands of fans kpwueed up

in the pouring rain for their

chance to see stars Kristen Stewart

and Taylor Lautner. Only for a few

minutes, but that was enough. Let's

see why they find them so exciting.

Who do you love? Taylor or Kristen?

Taylor. Why? Because he's hot. He's

really hot. And are people Kristen

fans too? Yes, I love her. What's

so good about her? She's just

awesome. I was here once when I was

five and again when I was nine for

a month. But I was thrown off a

horse and broke by elbow and the

whole month I was sitting here. So

great memories of Australia then!

Yeah. We're going to go horse back

riding. Kristen's mum was born in

Queensland. But the 20-year-old

won't pretend she has some deep

spiritual link with Australia. It's

always been something that's

through my mom. So personally, like,

I would love that, but no, not

really. The two actors came out for

a lightning quick visit to talk

about it, because they've got to be

around the rest of the world for

the opening soon. 'Twilight' opens on July 1.

Socceroos coach Pim Verbeek says

that he has total faith in South

Africa's security amid concerns of

terrorist threats. Our reporter is

in Johannesburg where the team is

preparing to get their campaign under way.

It's a big for the Socceroos.

Tonight they play their first

friendly here on African soil

against Denmark here in

Johannesburg. Ahead of the match,

Pim Verbeek has shrugged off any

concerns about security after

reports of terrorist threats. I

don't read the newspapers. I don't

know what you're talking about.

It's a better looking Australian

team than the one that turned out

against New Zealand in Melbourne

over a week ago. There are five

changes. Mark Schwarzer is back, as

is Scott Chipperfield. But for Pim

Verbeek, how they play is more

important than the result they get

against the Danes tonight. I'm not

interested in the result at all. Of

course, we like to win, that's why

we play football. But I'm looking

forward to the tactical

organisation. Verbeek says that

Harry Kewell is not quite there yet,

but his fitness is OK. He plans to

resume full training with his team-

mates on Thursday, and their plan

is to still play against the United

States in their second friendly

before perhaps releasing him

against Germany in the first match

in this World Cup campaign. In

Johannesburg with the Socceroos,

Rob Waters, Ten News.

To NRL now and Jonathon Thurston

will play for Queensland in Origin

2, despite being charged over the

tirade during the Cowboys loss to

Manly. He'll miss just one week

after being charged with

detrimental conduct for repeatedly

swearing at the ref when a forward

pass was called back. REF: I

understand. He's running with it.

Listen. Who called it back? Who

called it back? Nobody called it

back. No such good news for NSW.

They'll almost certainly be missing

Jamie Lyon after he suffered an

ankle injury in the same game.

The western Bulldogs will today

decide on the future of controversial star Jason Akermanis.

Bulldogs officials met with the 33-

year-old yesterday to discuss his

misleading of the club over a

newspaper column he wrote on gay

footballers. REPORTER: So no

punishment? You're going to be

playing? I didn't say that. But I

told you, I have nothing to say. told you, I have nothing to say.

Have you been suspended? I told you,

there will be nothing to say. Which

is good. Akermanis is unlikely to

face Collingwood on Sunday.

It is the first day of June, and

quite frankly, things can only get

better. Last month's performance on better. Last month's performance on

the Australian stock market was the

worst for 25 years. The oil price

remain at $74 a barrel, but the

Australian dollar was one of May's

worst performing currencies. The

SPI does not suggest as much but

here's hoping for an optimistic

outlook from James Rosenberg at

Macquarie Private Wealth. I bet

investors are glad to see the back

of May. Any sign that June will be

better? I certainly hope so. A

pinch and a punch for the first of

the month for you. I think that one

of the reasons that markets have

been flounering over May has been

rising risk aversion because of

risks coming out of Europe. There's

been local factors at play which

saw the currency fall, and that

sort of self-perpetuates. You get

investors selling before the

currency falls again. Hopefully

some commonsense will take hold in

terms of the market's outlook in

terms of what's happening in Europe.

I don't know that we're at extreme

value as yet, but it is certainly

not expensive. And June is

certainly volatile, but hopefully

better than the last month. Home

owners have been feeling the pinch.

The RBA's decision is today, with

analysts expecting no change. Is

the market softening? We've seen

auction clearance rates fall. We've

seen some softening in retail sales.

And Virgin, for example, had a big

profit downgrade last week, based

on a lower discretionary spend. on a lower discretionary spend.

Lower leisure travel. It does

appear that the effect of the last

six interest rates have taken hold,

and I think that whoever has the

trigger at the Reserve Bank will

probably hibernate for winner and

maybe come back in September. Here's hoping. Thank you.

Briefly in other business news and

receivers for ABC Learning say that

the group's receivership will be

substantially completed. The Bureau

of Stats will have data for April

later today. And shares soared as

Deutsch bank announced that it had

acquire a 5.5% stake. So news of acquire a 5.5% stake. So news of the rates decision coming up today the rates decision coming up today

and we'll have all of the reaction.

Six hikes since October. I think

they'll be sitting tight. Six hikes since October. I think they'll be sitting tight.

Let's take a look at the weather now:

We capping the top stories today.

It's an anxious wait for the family

of two Australians caught up in a of two Australians caught up in a

bloody battle onboard a Gaza aid

trip. The duo remain holed nupd a trip. The duo remain holed nupd a

an Israeli detention centre. trip. The duo remain holed nupd a an Israeli detention centre. Labor

has moved one point ahead on a two-

party preferred basis. But Kevin

Rudd failed to increase his lead

over Tony Abbott as preferred Prime

Minister. And Samantha Stosur's

brilliant form continues with the

Aussie downing Justine Henin to

progress through to the French Open quarterfinals.

And that is Ten News. Our next

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joining us today. I'm Frank

Colletta. Have a great day.

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