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Good morning everyone. I'm Ron Good morning everyone. I'm Ron

Wilson. And I'm Frank Colletta.

Today. Stkpwhrfrplgts I first

thought it was a cruel joke that

just they were playing on me and it was

just not funny. The surviving

daughter of the murdered Lin family

breaks her silence.

An agonising wait as police begin

the formal identification of bodies

crash. from the Papua New Guinea plane

Pressure on the Government to help

out households with grocery bills

Scheme. to surge unan Emissions Trading

And in sport, Essendon ends St

Kilda's unbeaten run in dramatic

two points. fashion, winning an AFL thriller by

And a check of the weather:

A teenager, whose family was

bludgeoned to death in their Sydney

home says she has no idea why they

were targeted. Brenda Lin has

spoken publically, revealing that

she found out about the grew am

murders on Facebook.

Her mother, father, brothers and

aun were bludgeoned to death last

month in the family home. The 15-

year-old was on a school execution

to new Caledonia at the time and

found out about the murder on

Facebook. Everybody was asking if I

was OK. I had no idea what they

were talking about. Then somebody

said that my family was murdered

and I couldn't believe it. At first,

I thought it was a cruel joke that

somebody was playing on me. Brenda

believes that the family was

targeted, but doesn't know why. Stkpwhrfrplts my parents were

always nice to the customers and we

never got any threatening phone

calls or anything. So, I have no

idea why or who could do this. She

endured the painful task of burying

her family last week. So overcome

with emotion, her eulogyy had to be

pre-rored. There are times where I

have to say, if you want to cry,

just cry. Police yet to make an

arrest, but Brenda says she's not

concerned about her own safety. My

theory is that if they were after

the whole family, they would have

waited until after I came back from

frightened. new Caledonia. So, I'm not really

Investigations are under way into a

devastating house fire that claimed

five family members in survivor.

The only survivor was 35-year-old

Aaron Holloway who lost his wife

and children in the blaze. Police

say it could be several days before

the five victims can be formally

identified. The cause of the blaze

is still unknown.

The Royal Commission's interim

report into the Black Saturday

bushfires will be released today.

173 people today and more than

2,000 homes destroyed on February 7

in one of Australia's worst

disaster. The report is aimed at

overhauling responses to major bush

fires before the next fire season

begins in nine weeks. It's expected

to include new procedures for

bushfire sirens, refuges and

changes to the stay or go policy.

Grieving families face another

agonising wait as officials begin

the task of identifying the 13

Guinea flight. victims from the doomed Papua New

Now that the clearing of remains

from the crash site is complete,

the investigation should start to

pick up pace. And already, the

Prime Minister here has moved to

reassure the families of

Australia's victims says that the

investigation will be thorough and

local authorities say they've taken

possession of vital documents from

the airlines involved. And

meanwhile, Australian forensic

officers assisting the local

coroner with victim identification

say they'll use dental records and

pathology and fingerprinting to do

that identification, but the High

Commission here says that that

could take some time. They're

saying that many days, if not weeks.

The Government will start talks

with the coalition today over a

backdown on Labor's climate change

strategy. It is trying to split the

package which create measures of

renewable energy targets of 20% by

2020. We're keen to ensure that the

Liberals, dithering around and

inability to reach a policy

position on the carbon reduction

pollution scheme doesn't prevent us

getting the legislation into place.

Meantime, a poll today found that

the majority of voters believe that

the Government should relues its

Emissions Trading Scheme in

November. The same poll found that

Treasurer Peter Costello remains

the preferred Liberal leader over Malcolm Turnbull.

And a warning that grocery prices

could surge under the Emissions

Trading Scheme. They say that

households are facing a hefty rise

of between 4% and 7%. It's prompted

calls for the Rudd Government to

unveil a compensation package to

help low and middle income families.

Three bush walkers are recovering

in hospital after being bitten by a

snake in the Gold Coast hinterland.

A paramedic treated them on the

ground before they were winched out

and airift lifted to hospital.

We're stable at this stage and I

believe they're not experiencing

any major symptoms but they will be

assessed at the hospital. The type

of snake is not yet known.

Foreign aid has begun arriving in

Taiwan after it was lashed by the

worst floods in 50 years. Up to 500

people are feared dead in the

aftermath of the typhoon which

dumped metres of rain causing landslides that buried entire

villages in mud. Over 60 countries

have donated aid, including

Australia and the United States.

Taiwan is considering accepting an

offer of aid from, China, it's

political rival.

Sport this morning and St Kilda's

winning streak has come to an under

at the hands of Essendon. The match

going down to the wire with the

Skipper, Nick Riewoldt missing

after the siren. Else he is holding

off the Saints in the upset of the

season. St Kilda have been awesome,

so you just realise that we got

them and we did the right thing

today. We played strong football.

They were out on their legs a bit

and it's a super win for them and a

brutal reminder how brutal the

competition is, and it gets rid of

the streak. Angus Momphries played

a crucial role. Four second term

goals has the Bombers back in the

eight. But the win comes at a cost

and it could see Paddy Rider back

on the sidelines for three weeks.

Dempsey and Fletcher look like two-

week hamstrings. They look like

they're likely to return against Fremantle this weekend.

And in the NRL, Cronulla coach

Ricky Stuart has raised the Wests

Tigers approach after they lost by the biggest margin.

Shaun Marsh was instrumental in the

thump -- Benji Marshall was

instrumental in the thumping. What

they did was excellent, really good.

Brisbane were big winners, run not

guilty 40 unanswered points against

the Panthers in a convincing win.

Italy's Valentino Rossi has won the

MOTOGP race. He was involved in a

thrilling duel with Jorge Lorenzo

go. before crashing with five lapse to

Rossi went on to win the race with

ease and extend his championship

lead. While Danny Pedrosa rounded

out the podium positions.

Check of the morning's positions

now with Frank Colletta, and

another big week of company

reporting ahead.

It's set to be a big week ahead

with companies set to unveil the

earnings for the year. Annual

results for Bluescope Steel are out

today and Qantas reports on Wednesday.

Mining giant Rio Tinto reveals its

first half earnings on Thursday

which are expected to have plunged

more than 50% due to a slump in

commodity prices.

Carsales.com will be offered to the

share market today. It will be

launched at $3.50 a share, valuing

the company at $812 million. The

site's largest holder, PBL Media

will not sell its stake in the

group, despite its high levels of debt.

Wall Street's rally hit the wall on

Friday as jobless rates keep rising

there. Housing and manufacturing

all in focus this week. The Dow

Jones fell, as did the NASDAQ.

Now, briefly in other business news,

the number of Australians out of

work for more than a year could

rise to about 140,000 next year. Car

Car and home insurance premiums

have surged by as much as 30% as

insurers try to shore up the cash reserves.

Falling house prices sales and

corporate collapses have seen $51

billion wiped from the value of the

property sector in one year.

There's a weather check on the screen now:

Checking the newspaper headlines -

the 'Herald Sun' leads with the

fatal house fire near Geelong

yesterday that killed a mother and

her four children. Business Day

reports that major banks are lowers

the amount of money they're lending first home-buyers.

The 'Sydney Morning Herald' says

more than 30 anaestheticists are

under investigation for acting as a cartel. cartel.

And the 'Financial Review' says

that AMCOR is expected to unveil a

$2.4 billion acquisition of rival

xfpb alcal Packaging.

The cost of childcare set to soar.

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Headlines every 15 minutes here on

Ten's Early News.

Investigations under way into the

cause of a house fire that's

claimed five members of the one family.

The surviving daughter of a Sydney

family murdered in their home

breaks her silence, saying she

doesn't know why they were targeted.

In sport, the Wests Tigers have condition continued their run

towards the finals with a 46-point

thumping of the Sharks. In finance,

it's set to be another big week of

company reports. We'll cross to

Commsec for the outlook.

Investigations are begun into a

devastating house fire in Victoria

that killed five members of one

family. The only survivor - a 31-

year-old man who lost his wife and

young children in the blaze.

A family in turmoil as the bodies

of a young mother and her four

children are recovered after a fire

that gutted their home near Geelong

in the early hours of Sunday

morning. They're gone. That's

enough. The babies, they're gone.

Their father, 31-year-old

AaronHolloway survived the inferno

but suffered burns to his hands as

he tried desperately to save his

family. He said that he woke up and

there were flames and he tried to

get them out but he couldn't get

them out. His 24-year-old wife, them out. His 24-year-old wife,

Ashley, sons Brodie 2, Thomas 1,

and three-month-old twins, a boy and a girl,

She believes that the killers

personally targeted her family, but

has no idea why. Police are yet to

make an arrest and don't have a motive.

Two people have been arrested over

the shooting death of a man on the

Gold Coast. Police raided an

apartment on the Gold Coast and

took a woman into questioning. A

man was killed outside a McDonalds

restaurant on Saturday morning. restaurant on Saturday morning.

Grieving families face an agonising

wait as officials are set to wait as officials are set to

identify the victims of the flight

in Papua New Guinea. The a full

investigation is beginning.

Officers from the Transport Safety

Bureau are assisting local

authorities. Every time, when a

disaster happens here, the first

people to call are always the

Australians. Australian officials

say there's no word on when the

bodies of the nine Australians will

be brought home.

Parents could be paying $1,500 more

a year under a childcare plan to

lift early childhood changes. There

is a bid to improve child-to-child

ratios and qualifications. But

childcare experts say that the cost

to parents will be substantial.

The Government's energy targeted

legislation could be approved by

the Senate as early as this week

after it aggrieve today a

separation from the emissions

trading scheming. Climate Change

Minister Penny Wong will start

talks today about proposed

amendments to the bill. The

Senate's rejection of the big

ticket plan to global warming has

prompted a Government crackdown.

We're keen to ensure that the

Liberals, dithering and the

inability to reach a decision on

the carbon reduction scheme doesn't

prevent us getting the legislation

into place.

And so, it has demanded that the

package is split forcing very to

meet targets by 2020. Today we've

seen a victory for commonsense. But

the interim plan comes with a less

generous package. It's not the

optimum arrangement. We believe

that the best arrangement is a

system that's based on the price

and the renewable energy target. Negotiations will start when

Parliament returns today. The

Government will now refocus its

attack on Malcolm Turnbull to

highlight the divisions on

emissions trading itself. And

despite denying that it will use

the issue to trigger an early

election, Labor talks tough. No-one

should underestimate the

determination of the Government to

make the changes.

A new poll has found that the

majority of Australians want the

Government to re-introduce the Emissions Trading Scheme to

Parliament in November. The poll

founds that just 29% of voters

backed the call to wait until next

year before putting the ETS to

another vote. The survey also

spells more bad news for Malcolm

Turnbull, with voters still

preferring Peter Costello as

Liberal leader, even though he's retiring.

The Queensland Government says it

is not interested in buying the

nation's biggest irrigation

operation. The controversial cotton

farm, which holds more water in the

dams man Sydney Harbour has been

valued at $450 million. Green

Groups want the Federal Government

to purchase the property and return

it to the ailing Murray-Darling

river system. The station has been

years. hit hard by the drought in recent

A Belgian WWI expert has slamled

the process for exhuming the bodies

of Australian soldiers from a mass

grave in France. He's described the

method used by the English firm as

a nightmare, and is worried about

the remains of hundreds of soldiers

may be mixed up. The firm

reportedly won the job with a bid

competitors. almost of the price of its

A pilot has been injured when two

jets clieed when rehearsingire owe

battic movements in Russia. They

were practising for the country's

largest air show. The two jets

collided, sending one crashing into

nearby homes. The three pilots

involved ejected. Two received

burns, while the other was found

dead. Five people on the ground

seriously. were also injured. One of them

Cronulla coach Ricky Stuart has

heaped praise on the Wests Tigers

after his team lost.

Benji Marshall back to his best.

Celebrating his 100th game, and

together with Tim Waltson earned

the praise of the opposition coach.

What they did today and some phases

of their attack was excellent.

Really good. The Tigers piling on

five first-half tries and five more

in the second to stretch the

winning streak to six, and prompt

the assistant couch to sound a

Marshall warning. He'll keep

getting better for the next 18

months or so. He's still getting

the confidence back. And the

Broncos came back from a half time

Panthers. bef asit for points against the

The more pleasing thing for me in

the second half was that they

didn't score, because you know, I

thought they scored some pretty

soft tries in that second half and

we were all pretty disappointed

about that. The comprehensive 34-

point win moving Brisbane back into

the top in the ladder.

Melbourne football club captain

Steynes watched from the sidelines

after his cancer surgery. The dome

deem had a rare win, thrashing the

Fremantle Dockers by 63 points.

Melbourne kicked 20 goals for the

first time in two years, notching

their highest score under coach Dean Bailey.

It's another big week in the profit

reporting season, and for more on

that, I'm joined by Commsec. Good morning. What companies should we

be looking out for this week? It's

another really big week. We have

the likes of Rio Tinto, Santos and

James Hardie coming out with

earnings. Wednesday will be another

big day with Qantas, CSL and

Woodside all slated to report. So

far, Australian companies seem to

have weathered the economic

downturn well but, what has been

interesting to note is the use or

over-use of the word "challenging

requests" by contract EOs, and the

subsequent selling in the share

price. Today, keep an eye on

Bluescope Steel and Transfield

Services. I'm going to dare to use

it. A challenging day on the market

then? We're looking for a bit of a

sell off today after we saw Wall

Street fall victim to profit taking.

All of the indices falling. We also

had a sell off in commodity prices

and base metals off to the tune of

2% to 5%. So looking like a sell

off on our market today. The

Futures pointing to a loss of 28

points or a loss of more than 1%.

Amcor is expected to unveil a $2.4

billion takeover of its rival today.

The deal will be funded by equity

raising and will make Amcor the world's biggest packaging company.

The shares surged more than 4% on

week. Friday, capping off a 9% rise last

Briefly, and the number of

Australians out of work for more

than a year could rise to about 140,000 next year.

Car sales.com.au will be floated

today on ASX valuing the business

at $812 million. Major banks are

reducing the amount of money they

lend to first home-buyers amid

warnings of a pricing bubble in the home market.

Here is the weather on the screen now:

Grocery prices to soar unan

Emissions Trading Scheme. We've got

the details next. And more in

finance when we return.

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You're watching Ten's Early News.

These are the headlines. At first I

thought it was a cruel joke that

they were playing on me and it

wasn't funny. The surviving

daughter of the Lin family breaks her silence.

An agonising wait as police begin

the formal identification of bodies

crash. from the Papua New Guinea plane

crash.

Pressure on the Government to help

out households with grocery bills

to surge under an Emissions Trading Scheme.

And Essendon end St Kilda's

unbeaten won run, winning an AFL

thriller by two points. unbeaten won run, winning an AFL thriller by two points.

Here's a weather check for you today:

A teenager, whose family was

bludgeoned to death in their Sydney

home says she has no idea why they

were targets. Brenda Lin revealed

that she found out about the

gruesome murders on Facebook. gruesome murders on Facebook.

Brenda Lin's mother, father,

brothers and aunt were bludgeoned

to death in Epping. The 15-year-old

was on a school excursion to New

Caledonia and found out about the

murders on Facebook. Everybody was

asking if I was OK and I had no

idea what they were talking about.

And somebody said that my family

was murdered and I couldn't believe

it. At first I thought it was a

cruel joke that they were playing

on me and it's not funny.

Brenda believes that the family was

targeted, but doesn't know why. My

parents were always nice to the

customer and we never got any

threatening phone calls or anything.

So I have no idea why or who could

do this. She endured the painful

task of burying her family last

week, so overcome with emotion, her

eulogyy had to be pre-recorded. The eulogyy had to be pre-recorded. The

times that she can't control, I say,

Brenda, if you want to cry, just

cry. Police are yet to make an

arrest or reveal a motive for the

killings, but Brenda says she's not

concerned about her own safety. My

theory is that if they were after theory is that if they were after

the whole family, they would have

waited until I came back from New

Caledonia, so I think I'm not really frightened.

Investigations are underway into a

devastating house fire claimed five

members of the one family in

Victoria. The only survivor was 31-

year-old Aaron Holloway who lost

his wife and four children in the

blaze. They're gone. That's enough.

The babies are gone. Police say it

could be several days before the

victims can be formally identified.

The cause of the blaze is still unknown.

The Royal Commission's interim The Royal Commission's interim

report into the Black Saturday

bushfires will be released today.

173 people died and more than 2,000

homes stroitd on February 7 in one

of Australia's worst disasters. The

report is aimed at overhauling report is aimed at overhauling

responses to bushfires before the

next bushfire season begins in nine

weeks. It's expected to include new

procedures for bushfire sirens,

refuges and changes to the stay or go policy.

Grieving families face yet another

agonising wait as officials begin

the task of identifying the 13

victims from the doomed Papua New

Guinea flight.

Now that the clearing of remains

from the crash site is complete, the investigation should start to

pick up pace, and already, the

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister has

moved to reassure the families of

the victims that the investigation

will be thorough, but swift. And

local authorities said that they've

taken possession of vital documents

from the airline involved. And

meanwhile, Australian forensic

officers assisting the local cor

owner with victim identification

say that they'll use dental records

and pathology and fingerprinting to

do the identification, but the High

Commission here says that that

could take some time. They're

saying many days, if not weeks.

The Government will start talks

with the coalition today over a

back down on Labor's climate change

strategy. It's bowed to Opposition

demands to split the package to

allow renewable energy targets of

20% by 2020. We're keen to ensure

that the Liberals, dithering around

and the inability to reach a policy

position on the carbon reduction

scheme doesn't prevent us getting

the renewable energy legislation

there. Meantime, a poll today found

that the majority of voters believe

that the Government should re-

introdouse the scheme to Parliament

in November. The same poll found

former treasurer Peter Costello

remains the preferred Liberal leader over Malcolm Turnbull.

And major retailers are warning

that grocery prices could surge

under the Emissions Trading Scheme.

They say that households are faiing They say that households are faiing

a rise of between 4% and 7%. It's

prompted the Rudd Government to

unveil a compensation package to

help low and middle income families.

Three bush walkers are recovering

in hospital after being bitten by a

snake in the Gold Coast hinterland.

They were about 10km on the walking

track when they were bitten. A

paramedic treated them on the

groupbtd before they were winched

out and airlifted to hospital. The

people are stable at this stage and

I believe they're not experiencing

major symptoms but they will be

assessed at the hospital. The type

of snake is not yet known.

Foreign aid has begun arriving in

Taiwan after it was lashed by the

worst floods in 50 years. Up to 500 worst floods in 50 years. Up to 500

people are feared dead in the

aftermath of the typhoon which

dumped metres of rain over the

country's south, causing landslides

that buried entire villages in mud.

Over 60 countries have donated aid,

including Australia and the United

States. Taiwan is also considering

accepting an offer of aid from

China, its political rival.

St Kilda's winning streak has come St Kilda's winning streak has come

to an end at the hands of Essendon.

The match going down to the wire

with Saints skipper Nick Riewoldt

missing the chance to win the match

after the siren.

The last kick of the game unable to

rescue St Kilda's bid of completing

the perfect season. Essendon

holding off the Saints in the upset

of the year. St Kilda have been

awesome, so you just realise that awesome, so you just realise that

we got them and did the right thing

today. They lost a couple there so

it's a super win for them and a

sharp reminder for us how brutal

the competition is, and it

certainly gets rid of the streak

with one less article a week. Four

second term goals had the Bombers

back in the eight, but the win has

come at a cost. A knee energy could

see Paddy Rider on the sidelines

for up to three weeks. Battingline

stocks also taking a blow. Dempsey

and Fletcher look like two week

hamstrings at least. They're likely

to return against Fremantle this weekend.

In the NRL, Cronulla coach Ricky

Stuart has praised the Wests Tigers

side after his side lost by the

biggest margin ever to the Tigers.

Marshall was instrumental. Some

phases of the attack was excellent,

really good. Brisbane were also big

winner, running in 40 unanswered

points against the Panthers in a

convincing 34-point Quinn.

Italy's Valentino Rossi has won the

MOTOGP win. Rossi was involved in a

thrilling dual with team meat Jorge

Lorenzo before the Spanish rider

crashed with three laps to go. Z

Rossi went on to win the race with

eez and extend his championship.

While Danny Pedroza and Tony Alias

rounded oupt the positions.

And plenty of company reports

coming out this week.

More than 60 companies are set to

unveil their earnings for the year.

Qantas will report on Wednesday.

Mining giant Rio Tinto unveiling

its first half earnings on Thursday,

which are expected to have plunged

more than 50% due to a slump in commodity prices.

Carsales.com.au will be offered to

the public today. It will be

launched at $3.50 a share, valuing

the company at $812 million. The

site's largest shareholder, PBL

Media, will not sell its stake in

the group, despite the high levels of debt.

Wall Street's five-month rally hit

the wall on Friday. American retail

sales, housing, manufacturing, all

of those details in focus this week.

To other news briefly, and the

number of Australians out of work

for more than a year could rise to

about 140,000 in 2010. Car and home

insurance premiums have surged by

as much as 30% as insurers try to

shore up the cash reserves.

And falling house prices, sales and

corporate collapses have seen $51

billion wiped from the value of the

property sector in just one year.

A snapshot of the weather in your

part of the country today:

Checking news websites around the

world, the Scotsman says the latest

death of a UK soldier in

Afghanistan has taken Britain's

death toll in the country to 200.

The Chicago Tribune looks at

widespread reaction after a

approximate Bollywood superstar

said he was detained for

questioning at a US airport at the weekend.

And the Vancouver Sun says lawyers

are outraged at the Government's

policy of choosing when and where

it will seek clemency for Canadians

facing the death penalty overseas.

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This program is captioned live.

Headlines every quarter hour here.

Investigations under way into the

cause of a house fire that's

claimed five members of the one family.

The surviving daughter of the

Sydney family murdered in their family home breaks her silence,

saying she doesn't know why they

were targeted. Foil In sport, the Wests

Wests Tigers have continued their

run towards the finals with a 46-

point thumping of the Sharks.

In the business world, it's set to

be another big week of company

reports, and we'll cross to Commsec

for the outlook. for the outlook.

But first this morning,

investigations have begun into a

devastating house fire in Victoria

that killed five members of the one

family. The only survivor, a 31-

year-old man, who lost his wife and

young children in the blaze.

A family in turmoil as the bodies a

young mother and her four children

are recovered after a fire that

gutted their home near Geelong in

the early hours of Sunday morning. the early hours of Sunday morning.

They're gone. That's enough. The

babies, they are anticipate gone.

Their father, 31-year-old Aaron

Holloway survived the inferno, but

suffered burns to his hand as he

tried to save the family. He said

that he woke up and there were

flames and he tried to get them out,

but he couldn't get them out. And

he hurt himself. His 24-year-old

wife, Ashley, sons Brodie2, Thomas

1, and three-month-old twins, a boy

and a girl, are believed to be dead.

At this stage there, are five

unaccounted persons that are

missing. Police say it could be

several days before the victims are formally identified. The arson

squad is investigating and yet to

determine the cause of the blaze.

The sole survivor of a Sydney

family murdered in their home has

spoken publically for the first

time. 15-year-old Brenda Lin was on

a school trip to New Caledonia when

her mother, father, brothers and

aunt were bludgeoned to death. She

says she found out about the

murdered on Facebook. Everyone

started asking if I was OK. And I

had no idea what they were talking

about. And then someone said that

my family was murdered and I my family was murdered and I

couldn't believe it. At first I

thought it was like a cruel joke thought it was like a cruel joke

that they were playing on me and

it's not funny. Brenda believes it's not funny. Brenda believes

that the killers personally

targeted her family, but has no

idea why. Police are yet to make an

arrest and do not have a motive.

Two people have been arrested over

the shooting death of a man on the

Gold Coast. Raided an apartment

complex last night and took a woman

in for questioning. Richard Shane in for questioning. Richard Shane

Doherty was killed outside a

McDonalds restaurant on Saturday morning, while his 26-year-old

friend was shot in the shoulder.

Grieving families face an agonising Grieving families face an agonising

wait as officials set about

identifying the 13 victims from the

doomed Papua New Guinea flight to

Kokoda. All the bodies have been

taken to the capital and a full

investigation into the crash can investigation into the crash can

now begin. Officers from the

Australian Transport Bureau are

assisting local authorities. Every

time, the first thing, when a

disaster happens here, the first

people to call here are the

Australians. Australian officials

in Port Morsby say there's no word

on how long it will be before the

bodies of nine Australians willing

broult home. broult home.

Parents could soon be paying more

than $1,500 more a year for

childcare. The proposed changes

will be rolled out in all

Government-approved childcare

centres in a bid to improve staff-

to-child ratios and qualifications.

But childcare experts say that the

cost to parents be substantial.

The Government's energy targets

legislation could be approved by

the Senate as early as this week

after it agreed to a separation

from the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Climate Change Minister Penny Wong

will start talks with the Prime

Minister today about proposed

amendments to the bill.

The Senate's rejection over the big

ticket plan of global warming has

prompted a backdown. Stkpwhrfrplgts

we're keen to ensure that the

Liberals, dithering around and

inability to reach a decision on

the carbon reduction scheme doesn't

prevent us getting the renewable

energy legislation into place.

And so, it's vowed that the package

will be split forcing industry to

meet renewable energy targets of

20% by 2020. Today we've seen a 20% by 2020. Today we've seen a

victory of commonsense. But the

interim plan has a far less generous conpennisation package and

won't say if the deadlock is broken

by the end of the year. We believe

that the best arrangement is a

system that's based on the carbon

price and the renewable energy price and the renewable energy target. Negotiations will start

when Parliament returns today. The

Government will now re-focus its

attack on Malcolm Turnbull to

further highlight the divisions

within the coalition on emissions

trading itself. And despite denying

it plans to use the issue to

trigger an early election, Labor

continues to talk tough. No-one

should underestimate the

determination of the Government to make the changes.

And a new opinion poll has found

that the majority of Australians

want the Government to re-introduce

the Emissions Trading Scheme to

Parliament in November. The poll

found just 29% of voters backed the

Opposition's call to wait until

next year before putting the ETS to

another senate vote. The survey

also spells more bad news for

Malcolm Turnbull, with voters till

preferring Peter Costello as

Liberal leader, even though he's retiring

The Queensland Government says it

is not interested in buying the

nation's biggest irrigation

operator. The introversial cotton

farm, which holds more water in its

dams than Sydney harbour has been

valued at $450 million. Green

groups want the Government to

purchase the property and return

its water to the ailing Murray-

Darling water system. The station

has been hit hard by the drought over recent years. over recent years.

A Belgian WWI expert has slammed

the process for exhuming the bodies

of Australian and British soldiers

from a mass grave in France.

According to Fairfax Newspapers,

he's described the method used by

the English firm as a nightmare,

and is worried the remains of

hundreds of soldiers may be mixed

up. The reportedly won the job with

a bid almost half of the price of the competitors.

A pilot has been killed and two

others injured after two jets

clieed while rehearsingire owe

battic manoeuvres in Russia. The

airforce jets were part of elite

Russian groups. Two jets clieed

sending one into nearby homes. The

three pilots ejected. Two received

burns and one was found dead. Five

people on the ground were injured -

one of them seriously.

Cronulla coach Ricky Stuart has

heaped praise on the Wests Tigers

attack after his team lost by 46

points. The Broncos were big winner

and the Tigers win was their

biggest ever over the Sharks.

Benji Marshall back to the best.

The play makers scoring two tries

and 24 points to celebrate the 00th

game, anding the praise of the

coach. What they did today in some

phases of the attack was excellent.

Really good. The Tigers piling on

five first half tries and five more

in the second to stretch their

winning streak to six, and prompt

the assistant coach to sown a

Marshall warning. He'll keep on

getting better for the next 18

months or so. He'll still get the

confidence back. Plenty of

confidence as they came back from a confidence as they came back from a

half time deficit to answer 40

unanswered points from them. The

more pleasing thing for me in the

second half was that they didn't

score, because I thought they

scored some pretty soft tries in

the first half, and we were all

pretty disappointed about that.

The comprehensive win moving

Brisbane back into the top four on the ladder.

Melbourne football club chairman

Jim Steynes has attended the first Jim Steynes has attended the first

football game since undergoing

cancer surgery. He watched from the

sidelines and his presence seemed sidelines and his presence seemed

to inspire the Demons. They had a to inspire the Demons. They had a

rare win, thrashing the Fremantle

many goals. Dockers by 16 points. Melbourne

Usain Bolt has blitzed the field to

set a new world record in the World

Championships. He proved far too

good, pulling away from Tyson Gay,

go. and Saffin Powell with 50 metres to

9.58. Smashing the world record.

Unbelievable. Yes, they were the

numbers. An incredible world record.

9.58 with Gay and Powell rounding

out the podium positions.

It's another big week in the profit

reporting season and for more on

that, I'm joined by Commsec. What

companies should we look out for

this week? Rio Tinto, Qantas and

the energy players like Snarbgs t,

os and Woodside Pedestrian rollium

will take centre stage. Rio Tinto's

profit is expected to have fallen

but generally we've seen Australian

companies weather the economic

downturn well. A lot of CEOs have

been banding about the word

"Challenging" to describe what they

face in 2010. Bluescope Steel also

reporting today. Our market is

expected to open weaker today?

That's thanks to profit-taking we

saw on Wall Street on Friday night.

Wall Street actually rored its

first weekly decline in five weeks

on Friday with all of the major

indices down. And a sell off in the

oil price at $67.50, and base

metals sold off to the tune of 2% o

5% which won't help our miners

today. Thank you.

Amcor is expected to unveil a $.4

billion takeover of Alcan Packaging

today. The deal will be funded by a

$1.6 billion equity raising and

packaging company. will make Amcor the world's biggest

Business in brief for you now, and

the number of Australians out of

work for more than a year could

rise to about 140,000 in 2010.

Carsales.com.au will be floated

today valuing the online business today valuing the online business

at $812 million. Major banks are

reducing the amount of money they

lend to home-buyers amid warnings

of a price bubble in the housing market.

Now, before we go, if someone out there

there has a dying wish to spend an

eternity next to Marilyn Monroe,

the burial plot next to hers is on

sale for $600,000. The owner's

widow has put it for sale and will

remove her husband's remains. It's

dead money anyway! An American

bakery has cooked up a world record

baking a 550kg cup cake. The bakery

was their second attempt at the

record. The cake is being sold to

raise money for a breast cancer

charity and smashed the previous

kilos. record, which came in at just 68

A check of the weather now:

Frank is on the phone already to

you are. check out the burial spot. I know

Recapping the top stories and Recapping the top stories and

investigations are under way into

the cause of a house fire that's

claimed five members of the one

family. And that's it for Ten's Early

Early News this morning. The first

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website. I'm Ron Wilson. See you

again tomorrow. I'm Frank Colletta.

Have a great day.

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