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Live. Indonesian police

investigating the Jakarta hotel

bombings arrest a wife of the

wanted militant Noordin

Mohammed Top. The frops accuses the Rudd Government of building

a wall of secrecy around its

broadband plan. Police raid a

clinic owned by Michael

Jackson's doctor looking for

evidence of manslaughter. And

England batsman Kevin Pietersen

ruled out for the rest of the

Ashes series. Good morning.

It's Thursday 23 July. I'm

Virginia Trioli. And I'm Joe

O'Brien. The top story on News

Breakfast - there have been

more developments in the police

investigation into the Jakarta

hotel bombings. Police have

arrested a wife of the wanted

militant Noordin Mohammed Top,

her father owns a house where

bomb materials linked to Top

were found last week. Indonesian security officials also believe

al-Qa'ida was involved in the

bombings at the Marriott and

the Ritz-Carlton hotels but

they're still trying to confirm

the identities of the bombers responsible. These are now the

men officially suspected of

being the suicide bombers who

attacked the Marriott and

Ritz-Carlton hotels in Jakarta

last Friday. The bomber caught

wheeling a suitcase into the Marriott laung before the first

plast is thought to be this

man, guessed to be around 17

years old. This is the

Ritz-Carlton bombers also

caught in that hotel on CCTV.

And this is the police

reconstruction of his face.

He's thought to be aged between

20 and 40. Crucialally the le

mains of neither bomber matches

the suspects. The DNA of their

families does not match, says

the national police spokesman.

Suspicious had fallen on Nur

Hasbi, a graduate of Abu Bakar

Bashir's school. If he's

involved, he wasn't the bomber.

Questions also remain about the

wherians of a florist nameded

Ibrahim a subcontractor who

worked at the Ritz-Carlton but

has been missing since last

Friday says his wife.. "I

haven't heard from him last

since Thursday when he called

to scbt about the kids first

day after the holidays." These

images also show clearly that

the device was intended to get

past security as a lap top. The

man named Ibrahim may be ruled

out as being a suicide florist

but the fact he's still missing

keeps the questions alive of

whether he was a victim himself

or perhaps tinside man in the

hotel attack plan. In other

news this morning, the Federal

Opposition says it's being

asked to pay $24,000 for

documents on the Government's

broadband policy. The

Opposition requested the papers

under the Freedom of

Information Act. The documents

are expected to reveal the

ender process and the advice

given to the Government. The opposition says the Government

is using the fee to try to

limit scrutiny of its broadband

policy. US drug enforcement

agents have raided the Texas clinic owned by Michael

Jackson's doctors. Dr Conrad

Murray's lawyer says police

were searching for evidence man

slaughter. Dr Murray was with

the performer when he died last

month. He's denied injekting

Jackson with pain killers

before his cardiac arrest. Police examined computer

records at the clinic and

seized documents. There's been

more violence at the Freeport

mine in Papua. In the latest

incident, gunman fired on a

bus. Initial reports from

witnesses said that two people

were killed in the shooting but

officials couldn't confirm

those accounts. It's the same

mine where Australian Drew

Grant and two others were shot

dead earlier this month.

Violent protests are spreadling

across South Africa's

townships, police fired rubber

bullets into angry crowds in Johannesburg, the western cape

and also the north-eastern

region. The people are

concerned about the lack of

basic services like water and

housing. They want new

President Jacob Zuma to deliver

on promises to help the poor

and six more investigations intoallied dishonest behaviour within the Queensland police

service are under way according

to News Limited papers. 25

officers have already been

implicated in allegations of Police misconduct. The Crime

and Misconduct Commission

accused some officers of keping

money from a criminal and

fanicating evidence. Queensland

Police Commissioner Bob

Atkinson says the behaviour is

not widespread in the

force. Returning no u to our

bsh plan. The Federal story on the Rudd Government

Opposition says it's been asked

to pay $24,000 for documents

about the network. For more,

Nick Harmsen joins us now from

Canberra. $24,000 seems like a

lot of money, even if there is

a big wad of documents? Joe, it

does sound like a lot of money,

particularly when you consider

that the Government went to the

election with a promise to

overhaul freedom of information

to make it cheaper and easier

for people to get access to

documents. Last year they

announced when John Faulkner

was Cabinet secretary, they

announced they were going to

remove certificates which give

ministers the ability to veto

the lls of some information and

they also repeated then that

they would be seeking to make

things cheaper. The opposition

'broadband spokesman has been

seeking these documents. He

says $24,000 is exorbitant,

that it's shrouding this

broadband network in a veil of

secrecy. The one thing we need

to know which we don't know yet

is exactly how wide his request

is. If he has requested - if

he's put in a very broad Freedom of Information Act

question there may be 24,000

pages in which case 2 #,000

dollars may not be that

unreasonable but on the face of

it, $24,000 is a lot of

money. It certainly is. The

tuky email drama on the Opposition ETS chance just

won't go away? There's all

sorts of dramas in the Opposition party room about

this issue. We've seen emails

going back and forth, we saw of

course Wilson Tuckey's accusing

Malcolm Turnbull of arrogance

and inexperience. He's refused

to withdraw that. Other MPs

have been emailing Wilson

Tuckey and noers the party

saying "We need to pull

together, disunity is death."

The shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey

yesterday described Wilson

Tuckey as a bit like the uncle

who goes a bit wild at the

family wedding but still

remains in the family but on a

more serious note he also has

said that the Liberals position

is clear, some others including

the Government can't work it

out but let's have a listen to

what Joe Hockey had to say on

Lateline last night. The

parliamentary Liberal Party are

very firm in sticking to our

commitment for an Emissions

Trading Scheme. Now the Rudd

Government scheme is flawed. I

challenge you to identify one

commentator, credible, that is supporting the Rudd Government

scheme. No political parties

are apart from Labor. Even the

Greens say that Kevin Rudd's

ETS is flawed. And what we have

said to the PM is, let's talk F

you really believe, PM, that

global warming is a massive

challenge for this generation

and beyond f you really believe

that an ETS is so important to

our nation, why will you not

negotiate with the

parliament. And Joe the

problems for the Opposition

with this is that it's

distracting from the

Government, which isn't without

its problems on an ETS, the

Government is under pressure

from electricity generators to

increase assistance to that

industry by billions of

dollars. They say the current

level of assistance being

offered is not enough to stop

their assets falling below

their debts in terms of

values. The Government is also

under pressure over the Stern

Hu arrest in China and there's

been a development with that

today? Yes,. The vice Foreign

Minister - our Foreign Minister

Stephen Smith met in Cairo last

week, at that meeting Stephen

Smith emerged and said it's

clear the investigation is

still ongoing, that there is

more to come out here. Well,

that same vice Foreign Minister

held a a press conference

yesterday and said that there

is no sufficient evidence to

show that that Stern Hu and the

other individuals involved were

involved in stealing State

secrets using illegal means. So

it now appears the Chinese

authorities are saying there is

sufficient evidence for charges

against Stern Hu. The Foreign

Minister Stephen Smith is at

the ASEAN summit in few ket.

He's hoping to meet China's

foreign Minister there today

but so far the Chinese aren't

giving a very clear indication

of whether that meet willing

take place. Thank you. For

more now on that police raid on

Michael Jackson, a lawyer says

police were searching for

evidence of manslaughter. Lisa

Millar joins us now from

Washington. Tell us what

happened there in Houston

Texas? Well, it was shortly

after dawn that around 25

Federal agents and police officers

RADIO: Ed the office of Dr Hur

mur in Houston in dexas . He

was the doctor who was Michael

Jackson's perm physician and

was with the singer when he

died. There's been a lot of

questions marks hanging over

him. He was interviewed shortly

after the death but has never

been considered a suspect as

such, of course, we continue

even a proper cause of death

yet for the singer but we got

more information about the raid

from Dr Murray's lawyer as you

just suggested. He was the one

who revealed what the search

warrant said which was that the

police officers were to take

away any information thal might

help them determine a possible

manslaughter charge. This

doctor has already been

interviewed by police, hasn't

he? He has. Shortly after

Michael Jackson's death, twice

I'm told, then a few days after

that, it is quite bizarre Virginia to think we've been talking about Michael Jackson

for a while now but he hasn't

even been buried yet. We're not

even sure where the body is.

There have l there have so many

question marks. We haven't had

the official autopsy results.

The cause of death hasn't been

declared. So when something

like this happens, when

suddenly 25 Federal agents turn

up at a doctor's office in

Houston, you can imagine that

everyone's going a bit crazy

over here trying to work out

whether this is a significant

step in what could end up being

perhaps charms in relation to

Michael Jackson's death. I feel

we'll be talking about this

ofor some time to come as well

but to matter morse

substantial, there's a very

interesting press conference

going on lont laws of the White

House? Yes, Barack Obama and

the Iraqi PM Maliki have just

finished a press conference

where the two of them were

talking about Iraqi security of

course, the US troops, pulled

out of the main cities and

towns at the end of June, but

the main point of this meeting

and of the press conference was

about the sanctions that still

exist against Iraq. Maliki has

the been meeting with the five

perment members of the Security

Council and of the UN and the

secretary general Ban Ki-Moon

saying to them that Iraq

shouldn't have to continue

paying reparations to Kuwait or

have the burden of these

sanctions that have been in

place since the 1990 invasion.

His point has been that Iraq is

no longer the international

threat that it was previously

and that the international

community needs to look a

little bit more kindly on Iraq.

That needs to happen flu a vote

with the five permanent

Security Council members and

Maliki is fairly confidence

that will happen and certainly

everything that Barack Obama

was saying in the press

conference would indicate that

those are the steps that they're heading down

towards. And domestically, and

in-Teaguingly there's going to

be a prime time press

conference given in a few

Hoares time by Barack

Obama? Yes,, he's got a double

header today. He's held this

press conference in the Rose

garden of the White House and

then at 8pm Washington time

he's going to be holding a main

press conference which of

course is always broadcast live

by many of the networks. The

big issue here is very

domestic. It's all about

health. And while it is

domestic and detailed, Barack

Obama wants a massive overhaul

of the health system here. It's

actually very important for him

because this has been one of

the big pledges that he has

made and that he has put his

reputation on this and he also

gave a deadline to Congress to

get through it and at this

statement that deadline is

looking like it will pass by

and there won't be the major

reform that Barack Obama wants,

so the pressure is on him and

it's showing up in the opinion

polls as well, people are

suggesting they're not as

convinced that he has it all

together when it comes to

health care and health reform so this press conference

tonight I suspect we're going

to be seeing him make a very strong argument as to why

cooperation needs to back him

on this. Good to talk to you

Lisa Millar. Just in case

anyone gets the idea that 25 Federal law enforcement

officials arriving at your

office just before dawn is any

kind of big deal or raid, this

is what a local police officer

had to say when questioned by

the press. It's not a raid, a

raid means we're busting in

with firearms. That's not the

case. 25 of them bashing down

the door. That's all right. Not

a raid. We were just talking

about what was happening with

Maliki in Washington, more now

on American international

relations on another front. The

in-Sunshine Coast barely dry

but the unite is already takes

its new security role in Asia seriously. The Secretary of

State Hillary Clinton signed a

key document putting the US

firmly in the ASEAN family. And

she's waste nod time in getting

tough with the North Korea and buncha. South-East Asia correspondent Karen Percy

reports. With the signing of

the treaty last last night, the

US Secretary of State Hillary

Clinton is heralding a renewed

commitment to peace and

stability in South-East

Asia. The United States is back

in South-East Asia. President Obama and I believe that this

ream is vital to global

progress, peace and prosperity.

And we are fully engaged with

our ASEAN partners on the wide

range of challenges confronts

us One of the most immediate

security concerns is the North

Korean nuclear threat as Kim

Jong Il ramps up the rhetoric.

Mrs Clinton has reiterated the

wishes of five of the six

parties involved in the nuclear

talks, that the only viable

option for Pyongyang is the

complete and irreversible

denuclearsation of the peninsula. .

The path is open to them and it

is up to them to follow it

unless and until they do, they

will face international

isolation and the unrelenting

pressure of global

sanctions. Today, 27 country representatives were discuss

how security issues in this

region can be tackled together

when it comes to terrorist for

example. The US will also be

pushing hard for action on

climate change. So that

together we can help the world

confront the threat of a

warming planet and a transition

to a clean energy

future. Today, the US,

Australia and Japan will hold

their annual trilateral

strategic dialogue a process

begun almost three years ago to

forge stronger ties. Despite

the comance of the Americans in

these meetings, Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith says there's still interest in

the idea of an Asia Pacific

forum as proposed by the PM

Kevin Rudd last year. We'll

take a look at the front pages

of the major newspapers for you now. Brisbane 'Courier-Mail'

reports revelations of multiple cases of police misconduct

within the Queensland police force.

The 'Australian' has the same story about the Crime and

Misconduct Commission crime

report. The paper also quotes Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar

Bashir praising last week's

Jakarta hotel bombings. The

'Age' lings the network behind

the Jakarta bombs to

Pakistan-based al-Qa'ida leaders. The 'Mercury' says

Tasmania is about to set up an

anti-corruption watchdog. The

National Australia Bank is

preparing for tough trading

times ahead reports the

'Financial Review'. The 'Herald

Sun' reports that a family has

won millions in compensation

for police brutality. With

Victoria police investigating

the officer involved. The

'Sydney Morning Herald' warns

about job losses following the

biggest inflation rate slide on

record. A judge refuses to

sentence a man for rape despite

a guilty plea reports the Adelaide 'Advertiser'. The

'Daily Telegraph' also reports

on the judgment of technical

rape in Adelaide. And the

dramatic photo there on the

front page from Sydney

yesterday when some boats

caught alight. The 'Northern

Territory News' carries a large

picture of a car and a

motorbike crash. The 'Canberra

Times' says the ACT has rolled

out a major restructure of its

emergency services agency. And

the union for school cleaners

and teachers aids demands a pay

rise records the 'West

Australian'. If you'd like to

send us your feedback -

The stop stories - police

investigating the Jakarta hotel

bombings have arrested a wife

of the wanted militant Noordin

Mohammed Top. But they're still

trying to confirm the

identities of the two suicide

bombers who killed nine people

in the Marriott and

Ritz-Carlton hotels. The

Federal Opposition says it's

being asked to pay $24,000 for documents on the Government's

broadband policy. The

Opposition's accusing the

Government of not being

transparent about the tender

process and the advice it was

given. And police investigating

the death of Michael Jackson

have raided the Texas clinic

owned by the pop star's doctor.

Dr Conrad Murray wees lawyer

says police were searching for

evidence of manslaughter. Dr

Murray has denied injecting

Jackson with pain killers

before he died. The NAB is

warning of a tough year ahead

as bad debts rise in line with

unemployment. The uncertain

outlook is forcing the bank to

take a cautious approach to it

expect and it's looking to

raise another $2.25 billion

from share holders but some

analysts say the NAB has

already enough capital and

believe that it's building a

war chest for future acquisitions. For the second

time in eight months, the NAB

is asking investors for money.

The bank wants to raise $2

billion from institutions,

placed at $21.20 ra share. And

will look for $750 million from

retail investors, that can

apply for a maximum of $15,000

worth of shares.. We previously

flagged our intention to

operate under conservative capital ratios in the current

uncertain environment. While

our target tier one ratio is to

be greater than 7% to support a

double A rating until the

economic environment and

operating conditions become

more predictable we're

committed to holding a

significant buffer above this

target With equity raising

NAB's tier one expect will in

fact sit at 8.8%. Peter vap van

says that means a strong

balance sheet is not the only

thing on Cameron clooip's

mind. They don't really need it

for balance sheet strength

because they're above 8% tier one capital ratio already and that's in a similar range to

other banks and I think most

investors are very comfortable

I believe. So I hazard a guess

some ak decisions on the

front. Cameron Klein says only

opportunistic bolt on

acquisitions would be

considered a he denies bank has

built up a a war chest. Marin

North says there has been more

than 130 billion rised by the

banks in the last 12 months and

there's more to come. They've

got funding rolling off their

books so they're effectively

having to replace that. There's

also a need to increase capital ratios because of the rising

bad Debs. Which the NAB

revealed in its trading

upicate. It took a $1

approximately hit on bad and

doubtful debts in the June

quarter, although its cash

earnings for the period are

around $900 million. It's

respectable in the context that

it's round about expectations.

It certainly is around about my

expectations and he's

delivering what he is saying

he'll deliver so far The NAB

chief executive was cautiously

optimistic that the worst of

the financial crisis is behind

us, however Cameron Klein

warned that the next 12 months

will still present

channels. Bad debts are a lag

indicator, so, you know, while

people are advising down

forecasts, the reality is we're

still seeing what's come

through here so I think we're

still probably saying to be

cautious that we the next two

halves are going to be

difficult, then I think whether

it extends further and beyond

that is going to be really a

factor of unemployment. Which

Treasury estimate also peak at

8.5% next year. Barring any

disasters in the bank's last

quarter, it remains on track to

meet market forecasts of just

under $2 billion in profit for

the half. We'll take a look at

the finance figures now - Very soon Vanessa O'Hanlon

will be here to look at the

with the for you.. And also

ahead we'll have a review of the newspapers, this morning

we'll be joined by the

presenter of 'Catalyst' Graham

Phillips. But now with sport

and some more from the Tour de

France, here is Paul Kennedy..

Thank you. Before beget to that

there's some cricket news from

overnight. Kevin Pietersen has

been ruled out of the rest of

the Ashes series because of his

injured Achilles tendon as the

BBC's report.Le Kevin Pietersen

did not look like the champion

he can be last Saturday as

England built the total that

proved too much for Australia.

Expected to lead England to

victory, he looked visibly

discomforted. A wounded giant

almost relieved to be

out. Peter enis a player who

reserves his pest for the most

challenging Opposition,

Australia. Any average over 45

signifies class. With over 4500

Test runs he averaged 49

against all opposition, but

averages more than 15 tests

against Australia. Four years

ago it was his 158 not out on

that captivating cay at oval

which secured England the

Ashes. He was meant to play

just as significant a role in

the current series.. He's a

very fine player but we've got

some other good young lads in

the side and they've got to

show their worth. They can't

keep relying on one person in

Kevin Pietersen. He always

attracts controversy. His

captaincy of England was short

and ended in acrimony, call fog

the head of the then coach and

losing his own. He made plenty

of money by opting for the

riches of the Indian Premier

League.. Real excited. Can't

wait to get this going. Real good But some argue he should

have been resting ahead of the

Ashes. In the first Test in

Cardiff in sweep shot led to

questions about whether he

plays too much for himself and

not his team. But for all his

I'do sin krasies remains

England's great world class

batsman and his absence will

make England's task of

regaining the Ashes all the

more difficult. Cadel Evans has

had a nightmare day at the Tour

de France losing more than half

an hour on the leaders. The

Schleck brothers Andy and Frank

made their move on the other contenders overnight. Alberto

Contador covered every move,

you can see the leaderboard

there. He's extended his lead

and Lance Armstrong was the

only other rider to stand up to

the pressure, although he

slipped to fourth while riding

for the team's benefit. Let's

look at the action.

COMMENTATOR: By slowly clawing

his whack back into the move.

Contador was looking around at

the time he mad the move. This

is a marvellous move. Andreas

Kloden is the first rider to

bridge the gap, then Lance has

waited for the reaction from

brother frmpg a and and has

taken h his back wheel. Cadel

Evans is cuffing like he's

never suffered before at the

Tour de France. The expression

on his face is almost blank. Contador knows he's only

got to watch and wait. He

hasn't got to do anything and

the presence of clod yep is the

trump card. Contador's moved.

Decided to go it alope. Can

there be a reaction from Andy

after all the work that man has

done. Contador is now going for

the top. He's aloud himself

just under two kilometres to

the summit. That's what this

man is famous for, is

theatation on the mountains.

But now all he's done is get

rid of his own team-mate. He

wants to be able to ride down

this descent on his own and try

and bridge as much of that

deficit as he can try to try

and keep himself as close as

possible to a podium position

in Paris. Andy Schleck has some

power in those legislation.

That doesn't look like the face

of a man giving victory, I have

to say. A very interesting cay

there in the cycling and Cadel

Evans losing half an hour, and

it's gone right back to the

field. And a long way off, but

there's some intrigue there as

to what's actually going on.

There's a report out overnight

that his Belgian team is likely

to dump him in the future for

another guy, from Silence Lotto

now in front of Cadel. 20th

overall or something. A

26-year-old. It It looked like

Evans had thrown in the towel

yesterday after his session

yesterday. He basically was

saying it was over. There he

is. There he's way back and he

said on Twitter that it was the

first time he'd been back that

far. It was fun actually,

strange talking to Aussies

while riding, normally have

everything to lose, which

suggests either the political

games within his team is

forcing him to not do his best

or he's saving himself in these

couple of mountain stages to

maybe try and win a stage on

the way home. His chances of

getting on the podium are

finished so maybe he's now

saving himself for one big

effort to try and win a

stage. It sounds like he's

behaving as the ride dors on

the last day as they ride into

Paris. Just hang out and chat

and go forward and go back.

He's possibly treating the rest

of the trip like this. He's

switched off. He must be deeply disappointed. Amazing schemes

there with Lance Armstrong as

well. He went back and made

sure that he dropped one of the

riders for the team's benefit

once he knew the other guy was

gone, he tried to catch up to

Contador and the crowd loved

it. Thank you. News Breakfast

can be watched live on the web

from anywhere. There have been

some very welcome showers in

Melbourne overthe last 24

hours, Vanessa O'Hanlon is here

to tell us all about

them. Finally we've seen some

decent rain in Melbourne , good

morning. 13mm has fallen in the

last 24 hours but unfortunately

it is easing. Higher falls in

Victoria's west with 16mm over

Hampton as cloud passes over Victoria and southern NSW,

there's still a few showers and

the snow will fall above 1300m.

Patchy rape with cloud bands

Queensland and the cloud band over northern NSW and southern

that is crossing the south-west

is also causing showers with

falls about 15mm around Perth

as another frontal system moves

into the south-west. Winter is returning to the east with

cooler weather on the way for

NSW and southern Queensland. As

a front makes its way across

the region. This will bring

colder southerly winds, showers

to ease for Victoria, Tasmania

and South Australia, and snow

falls will become lighter under the high.

The top story on News

Breakfast - police have

arrested a wife of the wanted

militant Noordin Mohammed

Top.. The woman's father owns a

house where bomb materials

linked to Top were found last

week. Indonesian security

officials also believe

al-Qa'ida was involved in

bombings on the Marriott and

the Ritz-Carlton hotels. But

they're still trying to confirm

the identities of the two

suicide woman bombers responsible. Now Saudi Arabia

has come in for some tough

criticism from the human rights

group Amnesty International. A

new report from the

organisation describes the

country's human rights record

as dire and shocking. Lamri

Chirouf is the Saudi Arabia

researcher for Amnesty

International and is a

co-author of this report. He

joins us now from London. Good

to talk to you, thank you for

your time. Pleasure.

Hello. Take us through some of

the findings in this quite

comprehensive report, the

number of people who have been arrested, detained and even

those who have been given the

death penalty, all under the

notion of

counter-terrorism? The centre

central theme of the report is

that the ent terrorism measures

adopted by the Saudi Arabiian

Government are devoid of any

international human rights

standards which are required by the United Nations framework

for countries facing the

problem of terrorism. The

impact that has had can be

explained in two ways - one is

that Saudi Arabia in fact did

not confront terrorism for the

first time since 2001. Rather,

had confronted it in the 80s

and 1990s. But it's suppression

of it did not amount to the

arrest and suspension of more

than a few hundred people.

Since 2001, the number of

people that have been rounded

up and detained without charge

and without access to any legal

proceedings to challenge the

legality of their detention has

- runs into thousands now. The

other point of course is that

also 2001 coincides with a time

when Saudi Arabia for the first

time in 2002 announced to the

world it was - it believed in

the universality of human

rights and that it was adopting

a comprehensive human rights

strategy to promote and protect

human rights not only in Saudi

Arabia but elsewhere. Lamri

Chirouf, can I just jump in

there. These things never go on

without there being strong

suspicion for knowledge by

other countries and in particular the United States.

Does Amnesty International

believe that the US has been

turping a blind eye to what's

been going on in Saudi

Arabia? There is no doubt the

international community

including the United States,

the European Union, country,

including the Briton have been

turn ing a mind eye to that.

They are not aware of any

questions having tan place or

scrutiny having taken place to

us for example, why human

rights activists still

criticise the Government, the

entire human rights record.

These are peaceful critics

saying if you suspect somebody

try them in ran open court,

give them the assistance they

need to challenge the evidence against them, the legal

assistance that is required,

then guaranteed so them by

international standards and if

guilty, yes, punish them. No

challenge has taken place for

that. It seems really that

Saudi Arabia is almost a law

unto itself. It's sort of

untouchable in that regard when

it comes to how it conducts

itself inside the country. What

do you believe will change that

how does Saudi Arabia get

called to account? Well this is

we hope that by having

discussions like we are doing

now, by releasing these facts

and depl examples of what the

situation is, that we would

raise the profile, that this

situation needs attention and

it needs attention from, you

know, the media like you and

other media outlets who have

really carried out good

coverage of this situation to

raise this profile. But more

importantly, the international

community and in particular

influptial actors like the

United States, President Barack

Obama made some undertakings

during his election campaign

that he was going to address

human rights - some of the

human rights violations that

were committed in the name of

cocountering terrorism. We'll

see if he takes that on. We'll

see if he does. We have to

leave it there. Thank you for

joining us this morning. Thank

you. Remember, you can always

make a contribution to News

Breakfast. You can send email

to - In other news this

morning, the Federal Opposition

says it's being charged $24,000

to get access to documents on

the Government's broadband

policy. The Opposition asked

for the papers under the Freedom of Information Act, the

documents are to do with the

tender process and advise given

to the Government. The

Opposition says the Government

is using the fee to try to

limit scrutiny of its broadband

policy. US police have raided

the Texas plin click owned by

Michael Jackson's doctor.

Searching for evidence of

manslaughter. Dr Conrad Murray

was with Michael Jackson when

he died last month. He's denied

injekting Jackson with pain

killers before his cardiac

arrest. Police examined

computer records at the clinic

and seized documents. There's

been more violence at the

Freeport mine in initiativese

Papua province. In the lastest

incident gun men fired on a

bus. Initial reports from

witnesses said two people were

killed in the shooting but

officialedst could not confirm

those accounts. It's the same

mine with Australian Drew Grant

and two others were shot dead

earlier this month. Violent

protests are spreading across

South Africa's townships.

Police fired rubber bullets into angry crowds in

Johannesburg, the western cape

and the north-eastern region of

Mpumalanga. People are

concerned about a lack of basic

services like water and housing

ft they want new President

Jacob Zuma to deliver on

promising to help the poor. And

six more investigations into alleged dishonest behaviour

within the Queensland police

service are under way, according to News Limited. 25

officers have been already been

implicated in allegations of

police misconduct. The Crime

and Misconduct Commission

accused some officers of

accepting money from a criminal

and fab fabricating evidence. Queensland Police Commissioner

Bob Atkinson says the behaviour

is not widespread in the

force. A staking attack on the

Opposition Leader by rebel

leader backbencher Wilson

Tuckey has met with no response

from Malcolm Turnbull. But it's

prompted Kevin Rudd to

challenge Mr Turnbull to show

leadership on emissions

trading. Outspoken, a rogue

Wilson Tuckey is a backbencher

who demands attention. Every

family has an uncle who goes a

little wild at a family

wedding. So even though he

calls his leader arrogant and

inexperienced, everyone is

resigned to putting up with Mr

Tuckey's party tricks.. Well,

Wilson is still a member of the

family and he'll still be

invited to Christmas dinner The

PM says Malcolm Turnbull's

followers need to show more

discipline. The Liberals should

stop tackling each other and

instead start tackling climate change. The Opposition Leader

angered some within his party

by suggesting he may seek to

amend the Emissions Trading

Scheme instead of rejecting it

outright. Senior Liberals are

playing down talk of an

internal revolt I don't think

one intemperate email from

Wilson Tuckey written in label

sufficiently belimbent to

attract a headline constituents

a split in the Liberal

Party. The Climate Change

Minister says the Coalition

isn't just split, it's in

splinters. The range of

different positions, veritable

buffet of positions. Joe Hockey

wants to negotiation. All we

need is the Government so

indicate that it is prepared to

talk, it is prepared to hold

off a vote in the Senate But

there's no Coalition consensus

on what changes to

propose. Malcolm Turnbull has

22 days to show some leadership

on this important issue The

Government holds all the cards

in the politics of climate

change and there's rit toll

trouble it on economic

management either. Not only is

Australia tipped to get through

the global recession in better

shape than most, fears of an

inflation breakout in the

recovery are so far misplaced.

The consumer price index rose

by a modest 0.5 of 1% in the

June quarter. So Australia's

annual inflation rate fell from

2.5 to 1.5%, a ten year

low. They are another reminder

of the impact of the global recession on the Australian recession on the Australian economy. The Reserve Bank's

preserved litmus test shows

prices falling more than

slowly, average core inflation

is 3.9%, still above the RBA's

comfort zop of 2 to 3%. The

Reserve Bank would be concerned

that core inflation remains

high, and therefore there is no

room for the Government to

provide additional stimulus. Inflationary precious

are moderating across the board

and you shouldn't necessarily

translate from one set of

quarterly firs some cause and

effect, stimulus is playing an

absolutely essential role in

our economy. And Kevin Rudd is

relishing his role as Mr Fix

it. That was Susan. The story

of the sphweptions is well

known. Now a new documentary

illustrates in dramatic detail

just how emotional devastating

the policy has been. 'Bastardy' tells the story of Jack

Charles, a successful actor who

ended up spending nearly 40

year as a drug addict and a

criminal. He wants his story to

educate others. We advise

Aboriginal and Torres Strait

Islander viewers this package

may contain images of people

who have passed away. Ladies

and gentlemen... Why do you

love me? In about 1964 I was on

'19' and I suddenly found

myself actling on stage. The

front end loader. Met Jack

Charles, once a star. But also

a criminal and drug addict for

much of his adult life. Now,

his story has been put to film.

It's a tale about a member of

the stolen generation. I was

plucked at 10 months, and that

was at the time of the policy

of say simulation. He went to

an orphange in

misadventures, that was on a Melbourne. Sexual

daily occurrence. Years later

it was discovered that 70% of

children who were removed ended

up in prison or dead before

their time. The a lot of Aboriginal children removed

from their families in the past

and what we find is some of the

most disturbed people in our

community today are those that

were removed. And the irony was

they were removing those

children to give them a better

life but no in retrospect we

see that those children were

actually the ones who had the

worst life, not the better

lives. As a young adult Jack

had success that most

Australians can only dream

of. White boy gone mad.

Smashing things. He appeared in

the famous film 'the Chant of

Jimmy is BlackSmith'. When

you're taken from your mum, at

such an age like 10 months,

placed in a home to be raced as

a white person, nobody ever talking me love or anything

like this. And the story of

Jack Charles that unfold in the

front of the cameras is an

existence lived on the fripgs.

An early life of crime landed

him in prison. Then he got

involved in drugs and the cycle

continued for nearly #40e

years. I thought long and hard

about giving it up.

Especially... Before dropling

off, I think very deep ly about

how long I've been at it. And

wasteful money and years I've

spent, the jobs. It's a story

told with great honesty. Liz is

creator of the indigenous collection at the Australian

national film and sound

archive. She introduced Jack

Charles and the film at its

latest viewing. She says this

is a ground breaking

production. What I think the

film says is that it doesn't

say drugs are OK, it doesn't

celebrate the life of poverty

or life on the street. I think

the most powerful message is

honesty, honesty and truth are

the most powerful tooling we

have for healing. Thank

you. Now aged 66, Jack has

given up drugs and he's vowed

never to return to jail. His

goal is to set up a training

centre for his community

designed to help those who have

been in prison.. Nobody's ever

beared their soul like this but

somebody had to bear their soul

as I say many the national

interest. I'm lucky I'm the man

that is able to do that. You

are watching News Breakfast -

the top stories now - police

investigating the Jakarta hotel pommings have arrested a wife

of the wanted militant Noordin

Mohammed Top. They're still

trying to confirm the

bombers who killed nine people identities of the two suicide

in the Marriott and the

Ritz-Carlton hotels. The

Federal Opposition says it's

being charged $24,000 for Freedom of Information Act

documents on the Government's

broadband policy. The

opposition is accusing the

Government of not being

transparent about the tender

process and the advice it was

given. Police investigating the

death of Michael Jackson have

raided the Texas clinic owned

by the pop star's doctor. Dr

Conrad Murray's lawyer says

police were searching for ed of

manslaughter. Dr Murray has

denied injekting Jackson with

pain killers before he died.

For that look at the narm

papers today we're joined by the presenter of 'Catalyst' Graham Phillips. Good

morning. Good morning. Barack

Obama describes himself as a

space fweek and I reckon from a

young age you would have too? I

certainly was. We got reports

in the 'Herald Sun' this

morning of how the new head of

NASA wants to kind of bypass

the moon a bit and go straight

to Mars. Been there, done that

with the moon, which even a

space geek like me that would

love to go to Mars still treats

that with a bit of suspicious.

It's a long way. I don't think people realise quite how far it

is. That's what the old blokes

want. The former Ausnats want

to go to Mars? Fill us in on

how far it is.

The moon is four days away.

Mars is six months away, six

months you think maybe that's

doable. Been in the space

station for longer than

that Used to take that to cross

the world by lotion liner. The

trouble is Mars and earth,

that's the closest distance. As

they orbit around the sun, that

they can get further away. Once

you're there Mars and earth are

going to be out of align.,

you've got to wait and then get

back in align.. You're talking

about a three year trip F

something goes wrong there, you

can't just send someone up to

rescue them. Can't take the

fuel you need. Graham, I'm enormously disappointed in you.

The guys knew that when they

went to the moon they were

stuck there and they would die

there if things went wrong. The

you know the job's dangerous,

then don't take it in the first

place. It's just the nature of

ex-police officeration isn't

it? People have said d one

problem is taking the fuel to

get back. You can't. It's just

too heavy. You have to make

fuel on the Red Planet. We can

do that but maybe that's the

solution. Just say that we're

looking for astronauts who

don't want to come back. We'll

send you and leave you on Mars

and that's been seriously

suggest suggested and I suspect

there would be people who'll

would take it up. What more can

we learn from Mars than we

haven't from the moon? Mars is

a completely - it's a planet.

The moon is just a satellite of

the earth. No don't about it,

be a wonderful place to go. I

think we should go but I just

think it's going to be so

expensive. The thing driving

the moop was that the Cold War

race if you like with the

Russians exploring space,

what's going to drive the Mars

thing. A lot of money, got to

come from somewhere Your enthusiasm And the scier for

the planet's survival perhaps.

Maybe some secrets can be

unlocked from that planet It

would be a wonderful thing to

do. Maybe robots could do that.

Technology is advancing very

quickly now. You don't have to

worry about leaving them there.

Maybe it will be robots going

there and sending back

television quality pictures and

we'll all feel like we've been

there. Closer to home go to the

coo wrong. Very sad story on

the front pabling of the pain

were the mur are hits the water

of course. There ain't much

water in the Murray River. I

think the Murray flowed out to

togs naturally for maybe ten

years now. The Kooyong is just

getting very saline. There are

some sports of it that are six

times the is a limity of sea

water. What do you co? People

are saying that we have to face

really here. The pelicans, made

famous in 'Storm Boy' are

disappearing, salt water

grasses are taking over, what

do you do? Say we've got to get

more water down the Murray and

save that area or that's

unrealistic. Maybe let the sea

water in and try to make some

sort of Victorian that's not

going to have acid mud and all

sors of nasty things. Talk us

through what those in the area

in this area, about it being

linked to a broader portrait of

our water systems in this

country, it not just being an isolated issue down there by

the sea? In fact, I think it

plays into a huge - the world

issue really of say ing the

environment is changing, how

much do we rely on cutting back greenhouse emissions for

example, versus well look we

know we can't cut them back

fast enough, maybe we should

consider geo engineering

solutions where we put stup

stuff in the oceans that will

grow various plank tonne that

will absorb carbon dioxide out

of the ocean. But is that the

least worst solution, if we

just keep on going trying to

reduce emissions we're not

getting very far. Have we got to consider things on all

fronts. Staying with matters

geographical, there's an

article in the 'Age', just how

close New Zealand

after-Australia are getting. 37

centimetre closer apparently as

of last week. The earthquake in

New Zealand, you might remember

a few days ago, but there was a

tsunami warping in Australia

that might come from that but

as a result of all, that New

Zealand is 37 centimetre closer

than it was. That's actually

quite a lot in terms Who has

taken the measurement We've got

GPS satellites Is it naturally

moving closer? All the

continents are moveling around.

My favourite statistic is the

Himalayas have grown 1,500

meerpts since humans have been

rivering in the area. Even more

to climb.. Asia, Australia sort

of heading towards Asia as well

but that's only a few

centimetres a year, so 37

centimetre in a few minutes,

that's pretty impressive. A

story also in the 'West

Australian' you want us to look

at today. There's a report

there of a British scientist

who claims that he was the one

that came up with the one small

step for a man, one giant leap

for mankind. Take us through

this,. Neil Armstrong's famous

words, he lames he made them up on the way while he was waiting

to land. That's not true. This

British scientist who wassed a

Tidbinbilla our tracking

station in Australia claims he

came up with the words and

people aerd them and it got

back to Neil Armstrong and

that's where the... That was

actually the agreed upon phrase

with mission control that he

would use but he mucked it up.

He was meant to say "That's

within small stel for one man,

one giant leap for mankind sct

to make the point it's within

man on the moon. The scientist

said it was someone small step

for a man a. We had a special

on the moon on 'Catalyst' and a

viewer listened over and over

and reckon es it's within small

step for a man, one damned leap

for man. We'll finish on the 'Age'. The 'Sydney Morning

Herald'? Had a report op

renewed calls for the electric

car, basically saying car industry has to become electric

or we die out. No doubt about

it. We need electric cars but

the solution to a lot of this

will be on multiple fronts. We

need electric cars but we also

far more efficient petrol cars

and light weight cars that

require less fuel.. Jet

packs? I'm still waiting for

mine. Nice to see you. You can

watch all of News Breakfast on

the web. With port here is Paul

Kennedy.. Kevin Pietersen has

been ruled out of the rest of

the Ashes series. He's about to

have surgery on his troublesome

Achilles tendon p it's a big

loss for the England team

although Kevin Pietersen is

un-Paralympicable. He's still

one of the best batsman in the

world. And still on cricket,

Pakistan is in a strong

position in its Test match

against Sri Lanka. Shoaib Malik

made a century to give his lead

of 336 in the second innings.

This series is Pakistan's first

since the terrorist attack

against the Sri Lankan team

last time they met. Sri Lanka

2-nil up in that series and

Cadel Evans has had a night

mayor day at the Tour de France

losing more than half an hour

on the leaders. His form is a

bit of a mystery. He's been

flawed by either team politics

or saving himself to try for a

stage win. The Schleck brothers

as you can see, there Andy and

Frank made their move on the

other contenders overnight.

Frank won the stage. Alberto

Contador was them all the way

and Lance Armstrong had a

accident day as well. He didn't

crack under the pressure and

remains fourth. He is slipped a

little bit because he was

riding for the team's benefit.

That's all for sport. Trying to

burst through those crazy

spectator ors. Here is Vanessa

O'Hanlon with a look at the

weather and that winter head

wave in Sydney? Sure has been

quite warm in Sydney. The

warmest July day yesterday in

the city in 19as. It got up to

# 4.7 degrees. Today

temperatures will drop back to

the high teens as cloud passes

over Victoria and southern NSW.

There will be a few showers and

snow will fall over 1300m. We

also have a cloud band over in

the south-west that's also

causing a few showers with fall

of about 50mm expected around

Perth as another frontal system

moves into the south-west. Winter is returning to the

east, with cooler weather on

the way for NSW and southern

Queensland as another cold

front makes its way across the

region. Showers to ease for

Victoria and Tasmania, and

South Australia, and the snow

falls will become lighter

underneath that high moving

over the region.

Still ahead on News Breakfast

- we'll be speaking to

Professor Greg Barton about the investigation into the Jakarta

hotel bombings and the news

this morning that Indonesian

officials are now saying that

Pakistani based al-Qa'ida

officials did help with the

planning of that bombing. So

that analysis and lots more

coming up for you on News

Breakfast after this very short

break. Do stay with us.

This Program is Captioned

Live. Indonesian police

investigating the Jakarta hotel

bombings arrest a wife of the wanted militant Noordin

Mohammed Top. The Federal Opposition accuses the Rudd

Government of building a wall

of secrecy around its broadband

plan. Police raid a clinic

owned by Michael Jackson's

doctor looking for evidence of manslaughter. And edge batsman

Kevin Pietersen riled out for

the rest of the Ashes series. Good morning, it's

Thursday 23 July. I'm Virginia

Trioli. And I'm Joe O'Brien.

The top story on News Breakfast

- there have been more

developments in the police

investigation into the Jakarta

hotel bombings. Police have

arrested a wife of the wanted militant Noordin Mohammed Top.

Her father owns a house where

bomb materials linked to Top

were found last

week. Indonesian security

officials also believe died

died was involved in the

bombings of the Marriott and

the Ritz-Carlton hotels be but

they're industry trying to

identify the identities of the

two suicide bombers

responsible. These are now the

men officially suspected of

being the suicide bombers who

attacked the Marriott and

Ritz-Carlton hotels in Jakarta

last Friday. The bomber caught

wheeling a