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Good morning, everyone. I'm Ron

Wilson And I'm Kathryn Robinson.

Welcome to Ten's Early News.

This morning's headline - a

football fan who fell 4m down a

stairwell at the MCG on Saturday

has lost his fight for life in a

Melbourne hospital.

A $16 billion overhaul of the

health system is on the way, with

the Federal Government to consider removing key responsibilities from

the states to improve services.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy

has been airlifted to hospital

after he collapsed to the ground

while jogging near his weekend retreat.

And in sport - Mark Webber steps

onto the podium again - the

Australian is now in the hunt for

the Formula One world title.

A tragic end to Saturday-afternoon

at the foot 38, with a 27-year-old

Melbourne man dying in hospital

after a horrible accident. He

suffered critical head injuries

the MCG. when he fell 4m down a stairwell at

Minutes after the final siren, a

day at the football turned to

tragedy. A man from Melbourne's

south-eastern suburbs critically

injuredats the crowds departed Saturday's Geelong-Hawthorn clash

at the MCG. The 27-year-old fell 4m

down a stairwell in the northern

stand, landing headfirst on the

chronconcrete below. An off-duty chronconcrete below. An off-duty

doctor and police sergeant who

witnessed the fall rushed to the

man's aid, keeping him alive until

paramedics arrived. He was taken to

hospital, but died last night. His

family at his bedside. Police have

spoken to a number of witnesses as spoken to a number of witnesses as

they piece together the events that

led to the man's death. But don't

believe there to be any suspicious

circumstances surrounding the fall.

The man's family have asked that no

released. further details of his death be

Detectives investigating the brutal

murders of a Sydney family believe

the two young boy -- believe that

two young boys may have tried to

run from the killer. Brenda Lin is

still in hiding but stiz is trying

to return to her studies, while

the family business. also trying to decide the future of

A week since Brenda Lin returned

from an overseas school excursion

to news her family had been

murdered, the killer is still at

large. It's a lot of pressure, and

she, at this stage, is still

shocked and, if I can quote her

words, she said her mind is turning

to blank. Daniel sheen, Brenda's

legal guardian, says relatives of

the Lin family are living in fear.

They are afraid of the person or

the persons might come back at any

time. The major concern at this

stage is Brenda's safety. The

stkpween-year-old now has to decide

whether to sell the newsagency her

parents had run for seven years,

and while she won't be returning to

school just yet... She has already

asked her classmate to give her the

textbook to her. She's a hard-

studying girl. Police are yet to

reveal a motive for the crimes, or

name a suspect. Autopsy results

confirmed all five victims died

from blunt-force trauma to the head.

Relatives are on their way from

China for the funerals, which will

be held in Sydney on August 8.

The Prime Minister will today

unveil a $16 billion plan to revamp

Australia's healthcare system, part

of which involves stripping the

states of some of their

responsibilities. A report by the

National Health and Hospitals

Reform Commission has made more

than 120 recommendations, including

buildings, stand-alone elective-

surgery hospitals, and the creation

of a national dental health program.

The report also shows more than

4,000 people die unnecessarily in

hospitals each year due to errors

such as medication mix-ups and

hospital-borne infections.

The 11th Australian soldier to die

in Afghanistan has been laid to

rest by his comrades and family.

Private Benjamin Ranaudo was on

patrol in Oruzgan province when he

was killed by a roadside bomb.

Finally home on Australian soil,

Private Benjamin Ranaudo's loved

ones reclaim their fallen hero.

To the sounds of a lone piper, his

RAR comrades honour his sacrifice.

We meet here today to reverantly

bring the mortal remains of

Benjamin jaiplz Ranaudo, who died

in the course of his duties while

on active service in the Australian

home. Army in a foreign land back to his

The young rifleman was on patrol in

a valley north of the Australian

base in Oruzgan province last sootd

when he was killed by a roadside

bomb. He was the 11th Aussie soldier killed on duty in

Afghanistan. The 22-year-old's Afghanistan. The 22-year-old's

parents were comforted by the

Defence Minister and the acting

chief of defence. Amid the haunting

tune of the last 'Post'...

The a vet on of the East Timor

conflict, the Townsville-based

digger's medals were presented to

his family, including his

Afghanistan campaign medal and infantry-combat badge. We've

honoured a very fine young

Australian soldier who's paid the

supreme sacrifice in the service of

his nation in Afghanistan.

The Rudd Government will fight any

move by the unions to bring back

protectionism and preferred

tendering. Despite a survey

suggesting strong community support

for a return to using Australian-

made products in nation-building

projects, regardless of the cost,

the Government will not budge. A

return to protectionism would be a

disaster for Australia's economy.

We want clear, sound policies that

can actually position the

manufacturing industry to get

through this current crisis. A new

union alliance believes Australian

firms should be given priority to

protect manufacturing jobs.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy

has been rushed to hospital after

fainting while jogging. The 54-

year-old underwent medical tests

and is believed the hot summer

weather combine would strenuous

exercise caused the fainting

episode. The President is a regular

jogger and cyclist, and is not

believed to have kneunderlying health concerns.

A cruise ship has arrived in Canada

with an unexpected passenger. A

dead whale wedged on its bow. It's

thought the vessel collided with

the young fin whale in the waters

of British Columbia. It certainly

provide an interesting photo

opportunity for these tourists

before they headed off to explore

the other sights of the city.

Rugby league - St George-Illawarra

has extended its lead at the top of

the NRL ladder with a 29-4 victory

against the Warriors. Brett Morris

put in the opening try as the

Dragons scored 25 unanswered points.

In the nation's capital, the Wests

Tigers crushed the Raiders 25-4.

Adelaide is fifth on the AFL ladder

after last night thrashing Port

Adelaide in Showdown XXVII.

Brett Burton stared for the winners,

booting four goals and returning to

his high-flying best.

Defender Nathan Bock was awarded

the showdown medal for best on ground.

Australia's Mark Webber has climbed

to second on the World Championship

standings after a third-place

finish at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

It was a miserable day for the

pole-sitter, Fernando Alonso - his

front wheel came flying off due to

a pit-crew mistake. That has seen

Renault disqualified from the

upcoming European Grand Prix.

However, nothing could stop Lewis

Hamilton, who recorded his first

win of 2009.

Kimi Raikkonen was second, with

Webber on the podium for the sixth

time this year. Meanwhile, Felipe

Massa remains in a stable but life-

threatening condition after surgery

on multiple skull fractures

suffered in yesterday's freak qualifying accident.

England's wet weather made the

going tough for the top contenders

that British MotoGP. Toni Elias was

the first to come unstuck on the

greasy track. It had a flow of on

effect. Spain's Jorge Lorenzo was

forced to retire after his spill.

The news not much better for team-

mate Valentino Rossi, who went down

while leading the race.

Rossi still finished fifth to

consolidate his championship lead.

Italian Andrea Dovizioso also - won

the race, with Casey Stoner a

disappointing 14th.

The morning's finance news now with

Kathryn Robinson. Google is making

some pretty big enemies with its

move into real estate? That's right,

Ron. They certainly are. The search

engine has two of its largest

clients, news limited and Fairfax,

fuming, after it announced plans to

list properties for sale on Google

Maps. Both media customers spend

millions buying Google's key search

term that redirect potential home-

buyers to their own classified

sites. Fairfax'spen depon main and

News Limited's realestate.com.au.

But with Google now a competitor,

that money could be wasted. Online

clasfides thrue grew 38% last year,

and is expected to grow another 23% this year.

Local reporting season kicks off

this week with local stocks

expected to open higher today.

Checking newspaper headlines around

the country this morning - the

'Sydney Morning Herald' reveals a

report into the nation's hospitals

found that errors caused the deaths

of more than 4,500 Australians each

year the 'Financial Review' reports

State Governments are working on a

plan to nationally coordinate major infrastructure projects.

'The Australian' says the Rudd

Government is considering lowering

the Federal voting age to 16.

And 'Business Day' reports toll-

road firm BrizConnections has

started legal action against

investors who failed to pay $278

million worth of second instalments

to the company.

Today's headlines after the break.

Plus, the British actress who's

become Gurkha How do new Kleenex Silk Touch tissues feel to you? They feel like his ears. Kind of like this. (BABY GIGGLES) Something like this. New Kleenex Silk Touch. Feel the difference. You won't believe it.

This program is captioned live.

Headlines every 15 minutes here on

Ten's Early News - a day at the

football ends in tragedy for a

Melbourne family. A 27-year-old man

dies in hospital after falling 4m

down a staircase at the MCG.

A Sydney teenager remains in hiding

more than a week after the horrific

bashing murders of five family

members in their home.

A $16 billion overhaul of the

health system is on the way, with

the Federal Government to consider

removing key responsibilities from

the states to improve services.

And in sport - records tumble at And in sport - records tumble at

the World Swimming Championships in

Rome, with bronze - the best for

Australia on Day 1 of the final.

A football fan who was critically

injured in a fall at the MCG on

Saturday afternoon has died in

hospital. The 27-year-old Melbourne

man suffered serious head injuries

when he fell 4m down a stairwell

and landed on the concrete below.

He was taken to hospital but died

last night, his family at his

bedside. Police don't believe there

are any suspicious circumstances

surrounding the fall.

A Sydney teenager whose family was

brutally murdered in their home is

struggling to come to terms with

what's happened. Brenda

Lin'sparence, two brothers and aunt

were beaten to death nine days ago

in the family home. Her legal

guardian says she's trying to focus

on her studies despite the immense

pain she's feeling. She say to me

she has already asked her classmate

to deliver the textbook to her.

She's a hard-stullying girl. I was

really touched. The 15-year-old

remains in the care of relatives at

a secret location, while the killer,

or killers, remain at large. The

Prime Minister will today unveil a

$16 billion plan to revamp

Australia's healthcare system, part

of which involves stripping the

states of some of their

responsibilities. A report by the

National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission has made more

than 120 recommendations, including

building stand-alone elective-

surgery hospitals, and the creation

of a national dental health program.

The report also shows more than

4,000 people die unnecessarily in

hospitals each year due to errors

such as medication mix-ups and

hospital-borne infections.

Unions are gearing up for a fight

with the Federal Government over

jobs, demanding priority be given

to Australian-made goods and

services. The Rudd Government, in

turn, has urged Generation Y to be

more flexible when it comes to job- hunting.

Kevin Rudd's backed his employment

participation minister's call for

the young jobless to accept the

fact that their choices are limited

right now. The road to recovery is

tough, that unemployment is going

up, and it's important for us all

to be practical about that. Senator

Mark Abibb has suggested Generation

Y take a reality check. They may

have their dreams and their dream

jobs, and they should stick to that.

At the same time as that, in this

labour market, we need people to be

flexible and adapt to the changing

circumstances. GenY doesn't need to

be hold. If you need money, you

need money. You need a job so, you

dohave to do something that you

don't like. Manufacturing unions

want the Rudd Government to do more

support local jobs by giving

Australian firms priority when it

comes to expenditure on national

infrastructure. We want clear,

sound policies that can position

the manufacturing industry to get

through this current crisis. A

survey suggests strong support for

its policy, even if it would add to

project cost. A return to

protectionism would be a disaster

for Australia's economy. The unions

will take their campaign to

labour's -- to Labor's national

conference in Sydney this week.

A repatriation ceremony has been

held in Melbourne for the latest

Australian soldier killed in

Afghanistan. Private Benjamin

Ranaudo's family and comrades

joined Defence Minister John

Faulkner. The East Timor veteran's

medals were given to his family,

who described him as a proud

soldier who DVD believe in what he did.

John Cast ro, n was reunited wiz

with his family after he almost

died when he was buried beneath 2m

of snow. His 2-year-old son Angus

well-deserving of a home-cooked

meal. It's really good. Can't wait

to have Sunday roast with Mum.

We all love that! NSW man Lyndon

Rythmuller died in the avalanche.

British actress Joanna Lumley has

received an absolutely fabulous

welcome during a trip to Nepal.

Hundreds of Gurkha war veterans

swarmed the 'Ab Fab' star as she

made her way through Kathmandu

airport. Lumley has came pained for

Gurkhas to settle in the UK as they

fought for the British Army in

nearly 200 years. She was even more

adorned after reciting the

soldiers' traditional battle cry.

(CHEERING)... Lumley was drawn to

the cause because her father fought

alongside Gurkhas during World War II.

Doctors say they're unable to

operate on union can unjoined twins

born in Indonesia on Friday. The

baby boys have a single body with

two heads and share all of their

vital organs except each has his

own heart. It will be medically

impossible to separate them, but

the twins' father says, as long as

his sons are healthy, he'll accept

them as they are.

Crowds have gathered at the

hospital to get a glimpse of the

boys, who are the first conjoined

twins ever born in the region.

Essendon coach Matthew Knights has

blasted his players after they

suffered an upset loss to Richmond

at the MCG yesterday. Jack Riewoldt

was the hero for the Tigers,

booting six goals as they dealt the

Bombers' final hopes a major blow.

Weren't good enough. Our handball

wasn't up to scratch. We didn't

respect them enough as we should.

And that's why we're a middle-of

the-road side. Essendon remains in

the top eight because Port Adelaide also lost.

Andrew McDonald may have played

himself into contention for the

third Ashes Test after leading

Australia to a 135-run win over Northamptonshire.

Mitchell Johnson struggled again,

with figures of 1/107. Australia's

first tour win in six matches.

Australia has managed just one

medal so far in the World Swimming

Championships in Rome. An emotional

4x100m freestyle team collected

bronze less than 24 hours after

news woufpb their swimmer's older

brothers had died.

Stephanie Rice qualified second-

fastest in the 200m individual

medley but saw her world-record

time slashed by more than a second.

Spain's kopbtd Alberto Contador has

cruised to his second overall win

in the Tour de France. The 2007

champion took things easy on the

21st stage, while the sprint stars

went for glory down the Champs- Elysees. Britain's Mark Cavendish Elysees. Britain's Mark Cavendish

recording his sixth stage win of the event.

Contador finished 4, 11 clear of

Andy Schleck, with 7-time winner

Lance Armstrong third in his first

Tour race since 2005.

Wall Street's recovery from the

global financial crisis hit a

significant milestone on Friday,

when it broke through the 9,000

barrier. But can these gains be

sustained? Let's find out from

Juliana Roadley at CommSec. Juliana,

12 of the 30 Dow components have

reported earnings, most beating reported earnings, most beating expectations. Can these up-beat

results be sustained? I think we're

going to have some good numbers going to have some good numbers

coming out again this week. Over

the last two weeks, we've had 472

companies reporting - 72% of those,

Kath, have beat expectations that

were expected on the markets. Then

you also had 9% of those coming out

in line with expectations. Friday -

a bit of weakness coming through.

Unfortunately, on the Nasdaq,

really cutting that 12-day winning

streak. We also saw some good news,

though, coming through on the Dow -

consumer sentiment less than many

had expected, but the Dow up by 24

points. The Nasdaq off by 7. We've

got another 150 companies reporting this week.

We, of course, kick off reporting

season this week. How is our market

likely to begin the week? Well,

Friday, we finished in positive Friday, we finished in positive territory. This morning, we're

supposed to start up around 24

points higher. I think it will be a

good day for us. Base metals were

mixed, but you had the oil price up

at US$68 a barrel - that will help

the energy players. Gold only

slightly lower - yes, we kick off

the reporting season today. We

start awe off with ostrulan. They

downgraded their property portfolio

on Friday. We could see weakness in

that result. OK. Juliana Roadley,

we'll check in again with you

shortly. Thanks.

Today's headlines coming up, right

after the break. And today's

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This program is captioned live.

These are the headlines on Ten's

Early News - a football fan who

fell 4m down a stairwell at the MCG

on Saturday has lost his fight for

life in a Melbourne hospital.

A $16 billion overhaul of the

health system is on the way, with

the Federal Government to consider removing key responsibilities from

the states to improve services.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy

has been airlifted to hospital

after he collapsed to the ground

while jogging near his weekend retreat.

And in sport - Mark Webber jumps

onto the podium again and the

Aussie speedster is now in the hunt

for the Formula One world title.

A tragic end to a Saturday-

afternoon at it at the football,

with a 27-year-old Melbourne man

dying in hospital after a horrible

accident. He suffered critical head

injuries when he fell 4m down a

stairwell at the MCG.

Minutes after the final siren, a

day at the football turned to

tragedy. A man from Melbourne's

south-eastern suburbs critically

injured as the crowds departed Saturday's Geelong-Hawthorn clash

at the MCG. The 27-year-old fell 4m

down a stairwell in the northern

stand, landing headfirst on the

concrete below. An off-duty doctor

and police sergeant who witnessed

the fall rushed to the man's aid,

keeping him alive until paramedics

arrived. He was taken to hospital,

but died last night, his family at

his bedside. Police have spoken to

a number of witnesses as they piece

together the events that led to the

man's deaths, but don't believe

there to be any suspicious

circumstances surrounding the fall.

The man's family have asked that no

further details of his death be released.

Detective investigating the brutal

murders of a Sydney family believe

the two young boys may have tried

to run from their killer. The

surviving teenaged girl, Brenda Lin,

is still in hiding, but is trying

to return to her studies, while

also deciding the future of the family business.

A week since Brenda Lin returned

from an overseas school excursion

to news her family had been

murdered, the killer is still at

large. It's a lot of pressure, and

she, at this stage, is still

shocked and, if I can quote her

words, she said her mind is turning

to blank. Daniel Sheen, Brenda's

legal guardian, says relatives of

the Lin family are leving in fear.

And they are afraid of the person,

or the persons, might come back at

any time - the major concern at

this stage is Brenda's safety. The

15-year-old now has to decide

whether to sell the newsagency her

parents had run for seven years.

And while she won't be returning to

school just yet... She has already

asked her classmates to deliver the

textbook to her. She's a hard-

studying girl. Police are yet to

reveal a motive for the crimes, or

name a suspect. Autopsy results

confirmed all five victims died

from blunt-force trauma to the head.

Relatives are on their way from

China for the funerals, which will

be held in Sydney on August 8.

The Prime Minister will today

unveil a $16 billion plan to revamp

Australia's healthcare system, part

of which involves stripping the

states of some of their

responsibilities. A report by the

National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission has made more

than 120 recommendations, including

building stand-alone elective-

surgery hospitals and the creation

of a national dental health program.

The report also shows more than

4,000 people die unnecessarily in

hospitals each year due to errors

such as medication mix-ups and hospital-borne infections.

The 11th Australian soldier to die

in Afghanistan has been laid to

rest by his comrades and family.

Private Benjamin Ranaudo was on

patrol in Oruzgan province when he

was killed by a roadside bomb.

Finally home on Australian soil,

Private Benjamin Ranaudo's loved

ones reclaim their fallen hero.

To the sounds of a lone piper, his

one RAR comrades carried his coffin

from the giant transport plane

during a solemn ceremony honouring

his sacrifice. We meet here today

to reverently Britain tpwhrink

mortal remains of bengegen James

Ranaudo, who died in the course of

his duties while on active service

in the Australian Army in a foreign

land back to his home. The young

rifleman was on patrol in a valley

north of the Australian base in

Oruzgan prov -- province last

Saturday when be he was killed by a

roadside bomb. He was the 11th

Aussie soldier killed on duty in

Afghanistan. Prash the 222-year-

old's parents were comforted by the

Defence Minister and the acting

chief of defence, amid the haunting

tune of the 'Last Post'. Waveteran

of the East Timor conflict,

Townsville-based diggers medals

were donated to his family. We've

honoured a very fine young

Australian soldier who's paid the

supreme sacrifice in the service of

his nation in Afghanistan.

The Rudd Government will fight any

move by the unions to bring back protectionism and preferred

tendering. Despite a survey

suggesting strong community support

for a return to using Australian-

made products in nation-building

projects, regardless of the cost, the Government will not budge.

A return to protectionism would be

a disaster for Australia's economy.

We want clear, sound policies that

can actually position the

manufacturing industry to get

through this current crisis. A new

union alliance believes Australian

firms should be given priority to

protect manufacturing jobs.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy

has been rushed to hospital after

he fainted while jogging. The 54-

year-old underwent medical tests

and it's believed the hot summer

weather, combine would strenuous

exercise, caused the fainting

episode. The President is a regular

jogger and cyclist, and is not

believed to have any underlying health concerns.

A cruise ship has arrived in Canada

with an unexpected passenger. A

dead whale wedged on its bow. It's

thought the vessel collided with

the young fin whale in the waters

off British Columbia. It certainly

provided an interesting foldo

opportunity for these tourists,

before they headed off to explore

the other sights of the city.

In rugby league, St George-

Illawarra has extended its lead at

the top of the NRL ladder with a

comfortable 29-4 victory over the

Warriors in Auckland. Brett Morris

scored the opening try as the

Dragons piled on 25 unanswered

points.

In the nation's capital, the Wests

Tigers crushed the Raiders 25-4.

At Adelaide is fifth on the AFL

ladder after last night thrashing Port Adelaide in showdown 27.

Brett Burton stared for the winners,

booting four goals and returning to

his high-flying best.

Defender Nathan Bock was awarded

the showdown medal for best on ground.

Australia's Mark Webber has climbed

up to second in the World

Championship standings after a

third-place finish at the Hungarian

Grand Prix. It was a miserable day

for pole-sitter Fernando Alonso.

His front wheel came flying off due

to a pit-crew mistake. As a result,

Renault has now been disqualified

from the upcoming European Grand

Prix. Nothing could stop Lewis

Hamilton, who recorded his first

win of 2009. Kimi Raikkonen was

second, with Webber on the pode for

the sixth time this year. Meantime,

Felipe Massa iremains in a stable

but life-threatening condition

after surgery on multiple skull

fractures suffered in yesterday's freak qualifying accident.

England's wet weather made the

going tough for the top kund

tenders that MotoGP. Toni Elias was

the first to come unstuck on the

greasy track. It had a flow-on

effect - Spain's Jorge Lorenzo

forced to retire after his spill.

The news not much better for team-

mate Valentino Rossi, who went down while leading the race.

Rossi still finished fifth to

consolidate his championship lead.

Italian Andrea Dovizioso won the

race with Casey Stoner a disappointing 14th.

Another trademark finish for Greg

Norman at the senior British Open.

He relinkuished a one-shot lead to

finish in a tie for sixth. His

final round of one-over 71 was not

nearly good enough to stop American

Lauren Roberts from claiming his

second seniors title. Roberts won

in a 3-man sutd sudden-death play-

off on the third extra hole.

Virgin Blue in the middle of some

pretty heavy turbulence at the

moment? After months of speculation,

Virgin Blue appears close to

launching a $250 million capital-

raising. The airline is fighting

the sharp downturn in air travel

and is expected to post a sharp

loss due to its V Australia

international launch and domestic

battles with low airfare raifbls

Tiger and Jetstar. The announcement

could come as early as this week,

or after its results are released on August 25.

A check of the markets - local

reporting season kicks off this

week, with local stocks expected to

open higher today. Amid news

Australia may avoid a technical

recession thanks to revised growth

figures from Westpac.

Checking news websites from around

the world this morning - the

'Chicago Tribune' says a new

Illinois traffic study has found

minority drivers are more likely to

be targeted for police searches,

despite contraband more likely to

be found in the vehicles of white drivers.

'The Scotsman' reports a groupf

illegal immigrants from Afghanistan

were discovered at a French port

trying to sneak into the UK in a

truck full of baby food.

And the Vancouver 'Sun' is

reporting on that cruise ship that

docked in Canada with a dead fin

whale stuck to its bow.

The headline 15 minutes on Ten's

Early News. And what the Federal

Government has in mind for our

healthcare system - we've got that next.

This program is captioned live.

Headlines every 15 minutes on Ten's

Early News - a day at the football

end in tragedy for a Melbourne

family - a 27-year-old Melbourne family - a 27-year-old Melbourne

man dies after 4ing down a 4m stairwell at the MCG.

Avalanche survivor John Castran has

arrived home safe and sound after

escaping a deep-snow burial in New

Zealand that claimed the life of a fellow skier.

And in sport - records tumble at the Twickenhaming world

championships in Rome, with bronze

the best for Australia on Day 1 of the finals.

A football fan who was critically

injured in a fall at the MCG on

Saturday afternoon has died in Saturday afternoon has died in hospital. The 27-year-old Melbourne

man suffered serious head injuries when

when he fell 4m down a stairwell

and landed on the concrete below.

He was taken to hospital but died

last night. His family at his last night. His family at his

bedside. Police don't believe there

are any suspicious circumstances surrounding the fall.

A Sydney teenager whose family was

brutally murdered in their home is

still struggling to come to terms

with what's happened. Brenda Lin's

parents, two brothers and aunt were

beaten to death in the family home

at north Epping nine days ago. Her

legal guardian says she's trying to

focus on her studies, despite the

immense pain she's feeling. She

said to me she has already asked

her classmates to deliver the

textbook to her. She's a hard-

studying girl. I was really touched.

The 15-year-old remains in the care

of relatives in a secret location,

while the killer or killers remain at large.

The Prime Minister will today

unveil a $16 billion plan to revamp

Australia's healthcare system, part

of which involves stripping the

states of some of their

responsibilities. A report by the

National Health and Hospitals

Reform Commission has made more

than 120 recommendations, including

building stand-alone elective-

surgery hospitals, and the creation

of a national dental health program.

The report also shows more than

4,000 people die unnecessarily in

hospitals each year due to errors

hospital-born-infections.

Unions are gearing up for a fight

with the Federal Government over

jobs, demanding priority be given

to Australian-made goods and

services. The Rudd Government, in

turn, has urged Generation Y to be

more flexible when it comes to job- hunting.

Kevin Rudd's backed his employment

participation minister's call for

the young jobless to accept the

fact that their choices are limited

right now. The road to recovery is

tough, that unemployment is going

up, and it's important for us all

to be practical about that. Senator

Mark Arbib has suggested Generation

Y take a reality check. Thaifpblgts

may have their dreams and their

dream jobs - and that's a great

thing and they should stick to that.

At the same time as that, in this

labour market, we need people to be

flexible and adapt to the changing

circumstances. Jen Y doesn't need

to be hold. If you need money, you

need money. You need a job, so you

have to do something that you don't like. Manufacturing unions want the

Rudd Government to do more to

support local jobs by giving

Australian firms priority when it

comes to expenditure on national

infrastructure. We want clear,

sound policies that can actually

position the manufacturing industry

to get through this current crisis.

A survey commissioned by the

manufacturing alliance suggests

strong support for its policy, even

if it would add to project costs. A

return to protectionism would be a disaster for Australia's economy.

The unions with iltake their

campaign to Labor's national

conference in Sydney this week.

A repatriation ceremony has been

held in Melbourne for the latest

Australian soldier killed in

Afghanistan. Private Benjamin

Ranaudo's family and comrades

joined Defence Minister John

Faulkner in honouring the 22-year-

old, who died in a balm blast a

week ago. The East Timor veteran's medals were presented to his family, who described him as a proud soldier who believed in what he did. A Victorian arrived home to friends and family in Melbourne. John Castran was reunited with his family after he luls almost died when he was buried beneath 2m of snow. His 23-year-old son Angus, who worked frantically to free his father, well deserving of a home-cooked meal. It's really good. Just can't wait to have Sunday roast with Mum! NSW man

Llynden Riethmuller died in the avalanche.

British actress Joanna Lumley has British actress Joanna Lumley has received an absolutely fabulous

welcome during a trip to nufall.

Hundreds of Gurkha war veterans

swarmed the 'Ab Fab' star as she

made her way through Kathmandu

airport. Lumley has helped campaign

for Gurkhas to be given the right

to settle in the UK as they fought

for the British Army for nearly 200 years.

years. The unlikely heroine even

more adored after reciting the

soldiers' traditional battle cry.

In the time-honoured cry...

(CHEERING)... Lumley was drawn to

the cause because her father fought

alongside Gurkhas during World War II.

Doctors say they're unable to

operate on conjoined twins born in

Indonesia on Friday. The baby boys have a single body with have a single body with two heads,

and share all of their vital organs

except each has his own heart. It

will be medically impossible to

separate the them, but the twins'

father says as long as his sons are

healthy, he'll accept them as they

are. Crowds have gathered at the

hospital to get a glimpse of the

first conjoined twins ever born in the region. Essendon

Essendon coach Matthew Knights has

blasted his players after they

suffered an upset loss to Richmond

at the MCG yesterday. Jack Riewoldt

was the hero for the Tigers,

booting six goal, as they dealt the

Bombers-finals hopes a major blow.

We weren't good enough - weren't up

to scratch, didn't expect them

enough as we should. And that's why

we're a middle-of-the-road side. Essendon remains in

Essendon remains in the top eight Essendon remains in the top eight

because Port Adelaide also lost.

Andrew McDonald may have played

himself into contention for the

third Ashes Test after leading

Australia to a 135-run win over Northamptonshire.

Mitchell Johnson struggled again,

with match figures of 1/107. Six world records

Six world records have fallen on

the opening day of the swimming

World Championships in Rome, but

Australia has managed just one

medal so far. It was an emotional

women's 4x100m freestyle rerelay

team that collected bronze - less

than 24 hours after heat swimmer

Meagan Nay received news her elder

brother had died in a car accident

on the Gold Coast.

Stephanie Rice qualified second-

fastest in the 200m individual

medley, but saw her world-record

time slashed by more than a second.

Spain's Alberto Contador has

cruised to his second overall win

in the world's biggest bike race,

the Tour de France. The 2007

champion took things easy on the

21st stage, while the sprint stars

went for glory down the Champs- Elysees. Elysees. Britain's Mark Cavendish

recording his sixth stage win of the event.

Contador finished 4 minutes, 11

clear of Andy Schleck, with 7-time

winner Lance Armstrong third in his first Tour since 2005.

Wall Street's recovery from the global

global financial crisis hit a significant milestone on Friday,

when it smashed through the 9,000

barrier. But can these gains be

sustained? Let's find out from

Juliana Roadley at CommSec.

Reporting season has been above

expectations so far, excluding

Microsoft. But can these gains be

sustained? Look, we saw the US key

indexes up by 4% in the last week,

really just driven by those reports,

Kath. In the last two weeks, we've had

had 472 companies reporting. We've

had 72% of those beating

expectations. And 9% in line - a

very solid result. That will

continue, I think. We have 150 more

companies set to report this week.

Unfortunately, on Friday, that 12-

day winning streak for the Nasdaq

was over - it closed down by 7

points, driven by weakness doctor

coming through in technical reports

late on Thursday. But the Dow up by

24 points. And how about our market - how is

- how is it expected to begin the

week? Kath, I think we'll see a

great day on our market - it's set

to open 26 points higher. The oil

members will love the fact that the

oil price is above US$68 a barrel.

The gold price Price stild still

holding around US$950 an ounce. Our

reporting season kicks off today,

with ostrulan with with ostrulan with a profit

downgrade of 235 million on Friday

- a bit of a mooted result there.

Thank you, Juliana.

After months of speculation,

skrurgeen Blue now appears close to

launching a $250 million capital-

raising. The airline is fighting

for the sharp downturn in air

travel and is expected to pass a

sharp loss due to its V Australia

international launch and domestic

battles with low-airfare battles with low-airfare rivals

Tiger and Jetstar. The announcement

could come as early as this week,

or after its results are released

on August 25.

Google has two of its largest

clients, News Limited and Fairfax,

fuming, after it announced plans to

list properties for sale on Google

Maps. Both media customers spent

millions buying Google's key search

terms that redirect potential heme terms that redirect potential heme

buyers to their own classifieds

sights - Fairfax's Domain and News Limited's realestate.com.au. With

Google now a competitor, that money

could be wasted. Online real-estate

classifieds grew 38% last year, and

is expected to grow a further 23%

this year.

Now to other business news briefly:

Ron, that is finance to the minute.

Kath, thank you very much.

Just quickly recap this morning's Just quickly recap this morning's

top stories - a football fan who

fell 4m down a stairwell at the MCG

on Saturday has lost his fight for

life in a Melbourne hospital.

A $16 billion overhaul of the

health system is on the way, with

the Federal Government to consider removing key responsibilities from

the states to improve services. And

French President Nicolas Sarkozy

has been airlifted to hospital

after he collapsed to the ground after he collapsed to the ground

while jogging near his weekend retreat.

That's it for Ten's Early News. The

first 15 minutes of our bulletin

are now available for download from

the Ten News.com.au wewebsite. I'm

Ron Wilson. Seeia again at 6:00

tomorrow morning. I'm Kathryn

Robinson. Thanks for your company.

Have a great day.

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