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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. for Ten's Late News. Hello. Sandra Sully with you Tonight - with pike. Jackie Kelly's political back-flip skates on thin ice. The Liberal back-bencher murdered on Norfolk Island The parents of a young woman

charged with the crime. come face to face with the man a very difficult week for us. We expect that it will be Why Telstra's pulled the plug connections. on extra high-speed broadband of Australians It is a disaster to the millions

to high-speed broadband. who were hoping to get access for the share price. And what it's meant And AFL injuries and suspensions with Ryan Phelan. headline Sports Tonight the Crows could lose their captain Yes, Sandra, after a fiery round of football. injury update Plus, Collingwood's Dale Thomas's and it's not good news. A league legend's post-op sermon, and why fans should take heed. for Christ's sake, give it away. If you do smoke, I'm telling you, in the British Powerboat Grand Prix. And an amazing escape Jackie Kelly's apology First - high-profile backbencher to Peter Costello. and bloodletting After the damaging winter break over the Liberal leadership. The PM's biggest fan took no time in issuing a hasty retreat of the Federal Treasurer. after a damaging description favourites, She's one of the Prime Minister's in western Sydney, representing battlers and other richer colleagues and she said Peter Costello have an image problem. uncharitable, They are nasty, terribly unfeeling, toffee-nosed rich people.

John Howard as well - And I broke the mould - still suffers from that. whereas I think Peter an apology, But Jackie Kelly has now issued a great Treasurer for 10 years saying Peter Costello's been were inappropriate and that her comments and bring no credit to anyone. if her general comments weren't true But some must now wonder after Parliament's richest man said was not a big deal. last week's interest rate rise has been overdramatised. I think the interest rate hike

by the Reserve Bank It was a significant decision but it was 0.25%. aren't impressed. Voters in his electorate I think he doesn't care. It probably doesn't impact him. the mortgage and a semi in Bondi - It impacts everyone who has they're pretty badly affected. interest rates, petrol. Everything's rising - the common person to live. I don't know how they expect The Opposition couldn't agree more. showed this morning What Malcolm Turnbull out of touch is that he is completely working Australians. with the average The Kelly and Turnbull comments the Government didn't need today were distractions a special meeting of his MPs as John Howard called in their electorates. to discuss the big issues Top of the list was petrol prices. It's one of those issues, obviously, for the whole community. that's an important one

Australians want government action. One MP told his colleagues that to try and mitigate this issue. They want to know what the plan is

a commentator on it, And rather than just be of that process. I hope the Government becomes part Parliament resumes tomorrow. Laurel Irving, Ten News. because of a shock move by Telstra. Australia won't get a faster Internet on a $4 billion upgrade The telco has pulled the plug the competition watchdog, the ACCC, after talks with failed to reach agreement. to get to this point Given that it has taken six months it is disappointing the decision is a matter for Telstra but ultimately of course commercial decisions it sees fit. and it will make the of Australians A disaster to the millions to high-speed broadband who were hoping to get access in this country. by the Telstra move. The ACCC says it's perplexed of the telco will be affected. The Government denies the full sale

And later in the news, to the share price. what that decision did of Sydney woman Janelle Patton An emotional day for the parents who was murdered on Norfolk Island. with the man charged with the crime They came face to face as committal proceedings began. family has made to Norfolk Island This is the third trip the Patton bashed and stabbed to death in 2002, since their daughter was brutally their most harrowing yet - but it's expected to be with her alleged murderer. bringing them face to face an international media contingent Carol Patton told she felt very apprehensive but was determined to see the justice process through. We expect that it will be a very difficult week for us. in the middle of the night Glenn Peter Charles McNeil arrived as he was chaperoned to court but looked calm

in handcuffs and under police guard. do you intend to plead today? REPORTER: Mr McNeil, his intentions in the court either, And no further clues about where he sat silently of Janelle Patton. at first, The Pattons looked visibly shaken to the first of 30 witnesses. then turned their focus a senior forensic investigator Katrina Gates is with the Federal Police. Under cross-examination, though, murder case she's ever worked on. she revealed this is only the second McNeil was arrested in February

to the crime scene. after DNA allegedly linked him of significant interest to locals, Four years on, the case remains for both proceedings who are footing the bill and the cost of keeping McNeil behind bars in Sydney. It is an expensive matter. It is unusual - of this type in 150 years, it's our first real murder case

exactly how much it will cost. so I guess we can't say

inadequate This single lock-up considered of such a violent crime. for a suspect could hit $750,000 The legal bill alone if it continues to trial. Amber Muir, Ten News. On Norfolk Island, has pleaded guilty A convicted paedophile priest to more child sex offences. abused more than 30 children Father Gerald Ridsdale over several decades. A paedophile priest abused these men but they say it's the Catholic Church that's made them feel like victims. My life has never been normal since I was a teenager. You sit there and you feel that you're the dirty one, you're the guilty one, because that's what you're made to feel. Over 26 years

Father Gerald Ridsdale molested 31 children in western Victoria. He's already serving 15 years jail. Today he pleaded guilty to a further 35 charges. Ballarat Court heard he'd assaulted 10 boys during confession

and before and after church services. The court heard Ridsdale once told one victim

he was closer to God so knew what to do

and that God would hate the victim if he told anyone about the assaults. Some of the victims want an independent inquiry into the Church's handling of abuse claims. Ridsdale assaulted this man in 1970 and '71. Fellow parish priests knew what was happening and they all walk away scot-free. Ridsdale is one of four convicted paedophiles to have worked at Ballarat's St Alipius Primary School.

It's claimed 12 former students have since killed themselves.

Our doctors say we're like Vietnam veterans. You see that in these suicides. This is not healing. Christopher Still, ten News. An Australian is in police custody tonight being questioned over sex crimes against more than 50 children in Jakarta.

He's a 48-year old English teacher. An off-duty policeman is facing disciplinary action after allegedly trying to get into a nightclub despite being refused permission. It's alleged he was on a drinking binge with other officers after attending a course at the Goulburn Police College in NSW. The incident come days after the Ombudsman criticised police for ignoring claims that some officers at the college were demanding sexual favours from students. An inquiry into the death of Perth SAS Warrant Officer David Nary has found it was a tragic accident. The 42-year-old father of four died last year during a training exercise in Kuwait when he was hit by a military four-wheel drive, reversing at speed. Warrant Officer Nary's death was the result of an unfortunate and unpredictable sequence of events

for which no individual can be blamed. But the board has recommended a protocol be developed for handling serious incident sites after finding the area wasn't preserved during investigations, an issue that also arose during the inquest into the death of Private Jake Kovco. A roadside bomb has critically injured an Australian security contractor in Iraq. The 34-year-old Victorian was working for a security company when the bomb exploded last Thursday 45m north-east of Baghdad. He's been flown to Germany with burns to 90% of his body. Israeli air strikes have reportedly killed 40 people in the southern Lebanon village of Houla tonight. The attack has cut-off a vital aid lifeline, but Israel insists it's yet to deliver its knock-out blow. Hezbollah unleashes its deadliest attack so far, pounding northern Israel with dozens of rockets. At least 12 Israeli soldiers preparing to join the battle and three civilians were killed in this strike on a border army base. After 27 days of war, the militants are fighting back harder than ever. Their rockets also hitting the Israeli port of Haifa. The Israeli Army responding swiftly, destroying Hezbollah's rocket launcher within hours of the attack. It's vowing to continue striking strategic civilian infrastructure and symbols of the Lebanese Government. Aid agencies are planning to build a giant tent city on the outskirts of Beirut to cope with a growing number of refugees. Lebanon says, since the start of the war, 1,000 of its people have either died or remain missing, compared to 95 Israelis. The UN cease-fire resolution will be voted on this week. Lebanese leaders labelling it a disaster

because it doesn't call for Israel to withdraw its forces. No-one wants to see Israel permanently in Lebanon. Nobody wants that. The Israelis don't want it. The Lebanese don't want it. While the people continue to bury their dead, the Israeli Army says it's captured one of the militants it believes helped kidnap two of its soldiers, sparking the conflict. Ebbeny Faranda, Ten News. And signs tonight the war in the Middle East may have taken another dangerous twist. Seven people from the Palestinian PM's office in the West Bank have taken ill, after opening a letter containing an unknown substance. They all lost consciousness and were admitted to hospital. A mini tornado has ripped through a town south of Perth damaging 200 homes and leaving dozens homeless. 250km/h winds snapped trees and smashed through houses, shifting parked cars, blowing out windows and moving boats from trailers. Residents describe the scene as a war-zone. It was like I was getting shelled by artillery.

It was this huge, huge bang.

It was so frightening. The damage bill is likely to run into the millions. And a tropical cyclone has ripped through parts of China, leaving 80 people dead with 9 others missing. More than 800,000 people have been evacuated. Still to come - Just the convenience of them. it's cheaper on using a payphone than mobile phones to ring long distance. What the future holds for the payphone. And hundreds of locals dare to bare all in the name of art.

LOUD TRAFFIC NOISE SUBSIDES ABRUPTLY DOOR SQUEAKS SONG: # Seems to me that all... # Pick up real fruit smoothies, Bacon and Egg McMuffin, new thick cut toast and espresso coffee at McDonald's. # Finally feels right with me # It's alright with me... # DOOR SQUEAKS Come and see what's new at breakfast and feed your inner child. This program is captioned live. Former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh says his wife is making progress after surgery for a serious brain haemorrhage. He says Lynette will stay in hospital in Sydney to find out what caused it. A teenager is in a serious condition after a trail bike accident tonight. The 15-year-old was riding with friends on a track in dense bushland on the Gold Coast when he hit a log. Fortunately he had a helmet on. It could have been a lot worse otherwise. He suffered serious chest injuries when flew over the handlebars and landed heavily on a protruding stump of timber. He's been airlifted to hospital.

Australia's art world has been rocked by a scandal involving a work by the Dutch master Vincent Van Gogh. An international inquiry launched by one of our leading galleries into the portrait's authenticity. Some say Vincent Van Gogh's work reflects his tortured nature. The National Gallery of Victoria now also tormented amid claims its Van Gogh may not be what it thinks. I'd be very surprised if it were proved to be a forgery. The gallery has been forced to defend its 1886 portrait 'Head of a Man', which is on loan overseas. London's 'Sunday Times' newspaper reporting art experts have questioned its authenticity. It's the master's only known horizontal work and has been trimmed. Its owners now launching a worldwide hunt for answers.

We're actually fascinated by the questions that have been raised and we're going to embrace those questions and bring a process of inquiry and scholarship. Bought for around $4,000 in 1940 the painting is now reportedly worth $25 million. But that could change. It may increase interest but it's going to do enormous damage in terms of its commercial value. The gallery says it will now seek further debate on the work's authenticity. Its history could only be traced back to 1928. All records beforehand seemingly destroyed during World War II.

It's not the only at the gallery in question at the moment. A cloud still hangs over the authenticity of a Rembrandt. And while any adverse finding about the Van Gogh could affect its value, it's has already done wonders for its popularity. All we want to do is get to the bottom of it. Allan Raskall, Ten News. Telstra is defending its decision to remove thousands of payphones because they're just not being used.

But those who rely on them say the humble payphone is still an essential service. They used to be the only way to make a call on the run. And while they've been overtaken by newer technology,

pay phones do still have their fans. Just the convenience of them. If you don't have any credit on your phone or if your mobile phone's at home, just use them.

To ring long distance too sometimes, it's cheaper on using a payphone than mobile phones to ring long distance. If you don't have your mobile with you, I have always just used the odd public phone. There are 30,000 Telstra payphones across the country but the company says people are voting with their coins. Around 4,000 will be removed because no-one's using them. We do need to make some tough decisions.

People don't use telex machines any more. They don't use all sorts of technologies any more. The world is changing and people use mobile phones now and some people simply don't use payphones. And it's not hard to see why the payphone is being overshadowed. There are nearly 18.5 million mobile phones in Australia. Up a staggering 12% on the previous year. That means 90% of the population has one. At the same time, the number of landline phones continues to steadily decline. But consumer groups point to research showing payphones still have an important role to play. It found a continuing reliance of young people, people on low incomes and people in rural and remote areas on these services and that's why it's important that they stay alive. But Telstra says it all comes down to an obligation to its shareholders. Some of these phones actually cost more to maintain

than they take in revenue. Consumer and pensioner groups say

it's impossible to put a price on a payphone, even if only a few people rely on them. Eddy Meyer, Ten News. It was cheeky and daring and they came from all over the world to be part of it - a living body sculpture. The 840 volunteers were barely there for five hours all in the name of art. Photographer Spencer Tunick organising the event as part of his worldwide nudity crusade. While art can be hard to understand sometimes, at least the pyramid had a point. Sports Tonight now with Ryan Phelan. Ryan, the AFL's match review panel has been pretty busy. They have, Sandra. And Crows Captain Mark Riccuito heads the list of those facing suspension. Also - the Demons still can't believe losing to lowly Carlton. We've got to have a little bit of urgency. We just didn't come to play on Saturday. A war of attrition in the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix. And a hasty exit from a fiery hydroplane.