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Live. Israel's PM says he'll

endorse a Palestinian state but

only if it doesn't have a

defence force. Thousands rally

in support of Mahmoud

Ahmadinejad's victory in Iran

as the US raises concerns about

vote rigging. On patrol in

Afghanistan - an ABC journalist

films Australian forces in the

middle of a firefight with the

Taliban. And Andy Murray

becomes the first Briton to win

at Queen's in 70 Sm.

Good morning. It's Monday 15

June. I'm Tamara Oudyn. And I'm

Joe O'Brien. The top story on

ABC News breakfast - Israel's

PM says he's willing to support

an independent Palestinian

state. But net met net says

that state must be completely

demillionised with no army and

no control of its air space. In

a major policy speech the PM

said Palestinians must

recognise Israel and he's ruled

out a complete halt to Israeli

settlements in the West Bank.

Benjamin Netanyahu says he

eager to start negotiations any

time anywhere where. I call on you the Palestinian neighbour

and the leaders of the

Palestinian Authority - let's

start negotiation for peace

immediately with no

preconditions. Israel is

obligated to international

Fremantles and expects all the

other parties to fulfil their

obligations as well. I'm

telling the Palestinianles this

evening, we want to live with

you in peace, in serenity and

its good neighbours. We want

that our children and your

children will no longer witness war. Benjamin Netanyahu with

that landmark policy speech in

Israel. In other news this

morning - the United States has

questioned the legitimacy of

the election result in Iran.

The Iranian Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

addressed tens of thousands of

his supporters celebrating his

victory overnight. His closest rival Mir Hossein Mousavi has

lodged an appeal against the result. Parts of Tehren have

been shut down and hundreds of

Opposition supporters have been

arrested. The Federal

Government is preparing to ramp

up its response to swine flu .

All States and Territories are

this week expected to move to

the sustain phase of the

Government's pandemic plan. Australia's under-21 lacrosse

team is in lock youn in South

Korea with one player diagnosed with swine flu. Western

Australia will close two more

schools today. The Federal

Government will introduce its

pension bill into parliament

today. Under the plan, the single aged pension would

increase by 3 # a week and the

retirement age would be lifted

industrial relations are also to 67. Emissions trading and

on the agenda this week. We'll

have more on a big fortnight in

Canberra in the next few

minutes. A prison transfer

company linked to thelet of an

Aboriginal man had a history of

treating detainees poorly. A

'Four Corners' investigation

has found the company now

called GSL was the subject of a

damning report into the

transport of prisoners in 2005.

Last week a West Australian

coroner found an Aboriginal

elder kieed of heat stroke

while being transported in a

GSL van. And North Korea has

warned of a nuclear attack on

the Korean peninsula. A state

run newspaper also accused the

United States of deploying

hundreds of nuclear weapons in

South Korea. The United Nations

has announced tough new

sanctions against the isolated

regime, North Korea responded

by saying it would step up its

nuclear weapons program. The

after depan Government says the

Taliban has stepped up its

attacks against the country

with concerns that militant

also try to sabotage the

country's Presidential election in August. Afghanistan has been

the deadliest conflict for

Australian troops since the

Vietnam war. ABC correspondent

Thom Cookes has been given extraordinary access to a

recent joint patrol by

Australian and Afghan soldiers

on a counter-insurgents mission

in the is southern Oruzgan.

It's a first time any

journalist has filmed

Australian troops in combat

there. This joint Australian

and Afghan army patrol is under

heavy fire from insurgents in a

village in Afghanistan's souern

Oruzgan province. The patrol

has been searching for weapon

and explosives for the last

three days and ever afternoon

there's been an ambush. Doing a

head count now. At night, the

troops are camped up in the

stoney desert hills above the

village surrounded by armoured

vehicles for protection. Each

morning, we march down the

hills again to continue the

patrol. This village is still

under snurlgt control and the

Coalition presence is an open

challenge to their authority as

captain Mark Slavin the patrol

commander explains. It is a key

piece of terrain for the

snurgts. There were reports of

some key leadership in the area

and obviously they wanted to

protect them quite hefly is The

snurgts mounting the ambush are

prepared to come up close to

the patrol to hit their

targets. Srgt Matt Lines shouts

at me to keep my head

down. We're engaged by two RPG

rounds and small arms from a

stance of about 200m, air

burst, it would seem at that

stage that the two Auslabs

opens with 25mm straight over

the top of our heads On the

third day of the patrol we were

am burned for the third time

and now we're being fired on

from three different directions

simultaneously.. That came from

behind us. Captain Mark Slavin

says little choice but to call

in an air strike just a few

hundred meeters from where

we're pinned down. 10 second.

Here we come. We didn't great

dressed up to for nothing.

There we go. Clean. Let's

go. The morning after, the patrol searchs a house at the

base of the hill and the troops

find someone they believe was

probably shooting at them

yesterday. He was hiding within

a group of women in a backroom.

He protests his innocence but

captain Mark Slavin says his

behaviour suggests

otherwise. The fact that he was

hiding within the women is not

a normal Afghan way of acting.

Whenever we enter a Kaballah

they will always come forward

and put themselves between us

and the women. The young man is

marched away by local Afghan

forces for questioning.Est we don't know how many snurgts

have died during the battle and

despite the fierce fighting the

only Coalition casualty has

been a slight head wound. But

it's not the terrain that's

being fought over, it's the

hearts and minds of the people

here as Lieutenant-Colonel

Shane Gabriel the Australian

commander in Oruzgan

explains. These are very hardy

people. People of Afghanistan,

particularly those in this

province, very rural province,

very traditional people, and

they've seen a lot of things

and before come through this

area and I think they are also

very shrewd judges of what is

the best for their future. And

Thom Cookes will join us just

after 8 o'clock to tell us more

about those encounters in

Afghanistan. A big fortnight in

Federal politics gets under way

in Canberra today. The pension

bill is up first but the Government will also be hoping

to get plans for emissions trading and industrial relations through parliament.

For more Kirrin McKechnie joins

us now from Canberra. Good

morning. This stoush with the

unions looks like it could be

intensifying? Yeah, that's

right, Joe. The unions are di sending on Canberra this

morning in their 11th our bid

to get the Federal Government

to change its might on its

plans for the construction

industry watchdog. I don't

think they'll have much luck.

Julia Gillard is standing firm.

She said the time for the

debate is over and they're

pressing ahead but the unions

have won support from within

the Labor caucus, Labor Senator

dog Cameron who is a former

union official official, has

spoken out in the 'Australian'

newspaper this morning about

the plans for the construction

industry watchdog. He says the Rudd Government according to

paper, he says the Rudd

Government is treating the

workers as terrorists or even

organised criminals. So, yeah,

it sounds like he certainly is

going to fire up within caucus

and this is a little bit tricky

for Kevin Rudd, I mean,

publicly it doesn't look too

bad when Kevin Rudd had has a

bit of a stoush with the unions

but when he gets a bit of

backbench revolt, that's when

the trouble starts. What's the

justification for saying that

building workers will be

treated like terrorists? Well

basically under what's happening with the construction industry watchdog, the

Government plans to abolish the

ABBC which was a Howard

Government creation, but it's

going to Rae place it withis

own building industry watchdog

and it's keeping the coercive

powers of that watchdog and the

unions and indeed dough Cameron

say that that's not fair, it's

treating construction works

differently to all other types

of workers and they want the

body completely abolished. There'll be some

pretty angry words in caucus

but not a likely change in

policy from Kevin Rudd? That's

right. What's happening with

the ETS this week? We've got a

meeting wean Steve fielding and

Penny Wong today I snuns That's

right. Steve Fielding the

Family First Senator, he headed

over to Washington Washington

last week to a conference of

climate change sceptics. Now

it's Penny Wong's chance to

convince him of the science regarding climate change and I

believe she'll be joined by the

chief Commonwealth scientist,

so they'll be sitting down with

him but nevertheless it is it does appear that the Government's legislation will

be doomed in the Senate. It

doesn't have the support of the

Opposition, it doesn't have the

support of the cross bench

Senators so it appears that if

it is voted out this week, the

Government has the first

planning of a double

dissolution trigger so - that

does appear likely over the

next fortnight. This other

issue that the Government is

making things a little bit more

interesting in its trying to

introduce legislation this week

tying the ETS to renewable energy targets, basically

trying to force the Opposition

to declare its hand, but the Opposition says that that's

dirty politics. So does that

mean that the renewable energy

targets set by the Government

already will be disbanded or

forgotten if this legislation

does not get

through? Basically, the

Government is pushing through

this renewable energy targets,

the 20% targets, by 2020, now,

it is linking those targets to

compo for big emitters so

that's basically what it's

trying to do. I guess the

Opposition may say that it's

trying to blackmail the

Opposition into supporting the

legislation. And finally, the

pension bill is being

introduced today. Is that

likely to get Opposition

support? It is indeed. This is

a key Budget measure.

Increasing the aged pension,

but that is also tied to

raising the pension age from 65

to 47. I thought the Opposition

was expressing some

reservations about that part of

it? Yeah. There has been a

range of concern both within

some people within the

Opposition and in the wide ever

community but in the end I

understand that this

legislation will go through,

it's a key Budget measure and

that this Opposition was

prepared to support it. Kirrin McKechnie in Canberra. Thank

you for that. Now to the front

pages of the major newspapers

around the country. The

'Australian' says PM Kevin Rudd

faces a parliamentary revolt

over plans to increase scrutiny

of the building industry and it

also reports on reaction to

Iran's election results. The

'Financial Review' says that

big Australian companies are

loaning billions of dollars

from Asian banks, which are

less affected by the global

financial crisis than banks in

the US and Europe. The 'Age'

reports the Federal Government

plans to ramp up its response

to swine flu while it also has

a story about the cast of

'Billy Elliot the Musical' taking its final Melbourne

curtain call. It appears we've lost those photographics for

the moment but we'll continue.

The 'Herald Sun' says a so-called eco terrorist group

is targeting a Victorian power

company chief. The 'Sydney

Morning Herald' reports rip's

reformist dreams are in tatters

after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's was

returned to power. It also has

a story about the Cronulla

rugby league club's

investigation of its former

CEO's handling of

donations. The 'Daily Telegraph' reports the NSW Government's plans to announce

a ban on Chinese-made goods in

tomorrow's State Budget. The

'Advertiser' says building site

bullies has increased as the

Rudd Government prepares to

increase its powers of

scrutiny. The 'Canberra Times'

says the ACT Greens are fighting to repeal the

Commonwealth's right to veto

ACT laws by decree. And there's

also a story about the high

level support for Australia's

2018 and 2022 soccer World Cup

wids. The 'West Australian'

reports class is cancelled at

two Perth schools as a new wave

of swine flu sweeps the

State. The America America says

parents are confused by swine

flu quarantine rules and that

Hobart's flu clinic is overrun

by people seeking testing. And

the 'Northern Territory News' reports on the chance

helicopter rescue of a motor cyclist stranded in the middle

of nowhere. It also reports

that Territorians are the

world's biggest drinkers. I

think I've heard that before

somewhere. The top stories on

News Breakfast - Israel's PM

says he's willing to support an independent Palestinian state

but only if it's completely demilitarised. Benjamin

Netanyahu made the announcement

in a major policy speech says he's ready to begin negotiations any time,

anywhere. The Iranian Mahmoud

Ahmadinejad has addressed tens

of thousands of his supporters

overnight to celebrate his

victory. The United States has

questioned the legitimacy of

the result, while Opposition xaend Mir Hossein Mousavi has

lodged an appeal. And the

Federal Government is preparing

to ramp up its response to

swine flu. All State and

Territories will move to the

sustain phase of the

Government's pandemic plan this week. Australia's under-21

lacrosse team is in lock youn

in South Korea with one player

diagnosed with swine flu.

Tens of thousand of people

have joined aial y in central

Tehren to celebrate the

re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. His closest

opponent in the election, Mir

Hossein Mousavi has lodged an official appeal against the

result amid angry protests. And

security forces have arrested

up to 100 members of reformist

groups accusing them of

orchestrating the violence and

we've also heard reports that

ten leaders of those reformist

groups have also been arrested.

The BBC's John Simpson reports. Faced with Iran's and

the world's press, Mahmoud

Ahmadinejad was careful to show

he was relaxed, calm, even

slightly amused about the

rioting. It was like a football

match, he said, supporters of

the losing side were often

upset. But when he was pushed

on the results legitimacy he

got more heated.

TRANSLATION: Speaking of

legitimacy is not appropriate.

How do you come to a conclusion

that people do not accept the

election results? Did you

contact 40 million people? He

invited everyone to go and seal

the rally he was about to hold

in the centre of Tehren. So we

headed off there. It was

quickly clear that his enemies

had also taken to the streets.

The riot police were

everywhere, breaking up the

crowds of demonstrators. They

fired tear gas again and again,

but the crowds simply melted

away and gathered elsewhere.

And they were lighting fires in

the streets like they did last

night. In one of the main

squares along the way the

police were out in force to make sure the protesters

couldn't gather there, but

instead, they simply streamed

on past the square without

stopping heading in the

direction of the pro Government

rally. Now for the first time,

we started seeing a different

type of protester, the ones who

had turned out to support

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. They were

adamant that their man had won

fair and square. But even while

they were doing it someone

broke in with a contrary

view. It's been rigged and they

changed all the results for

themselves and that was... I

asked if it was safe for him to

say this in a pro Mahmoud

Ahmadinejad crowd? Somebody's

got to say something. But for

the most part the dominant

voices were nose this favour of

Madura? Everybody can choose

the other party of cheating but

the fact is that, cheating 1 million votes would be

cheating. I accept that. 2 million but not 12

million. It's very interesting,

there's a lot less bitterness

between the supporters of the

two sides than you might think.

But the authorities, the

religious police and the

ordinary police and the riot

police and all the rest of

them, they seem really worried

that things are going to get

worse here. When he arrived to

speak, the defended the result.

TRANSLATION: This election was

even sounder, more healthy,

without irregularities compared

to previous elections. Before I

came here, I asked the guard

yaps couple, I ask them - if

any of the candidates so far

filed any complaints with them

f they had present India proof

or evidence op irregularities

in the election, the guardians

couple told me so far not even

one complaint has been lodged

by one, even one of the

candidates. But that isn't the

case. Mir Hossein Mousavi who

lost the election has now put

in a formal complaint about

it. And we'll be speaking to Australia's Foreign Minister Stephen Smith on the program

later. At least eight people

have died in a bomb blast at a

market in north-west Pakistan.

25 others were injured.

Authorities say the bomb was

hidden in the car.. Elsewhere a

US drone has reportedly killed

three Taliban militants in an

air strike on a village mere

the Afghan border. It's the latest attack in what

Pakistan's say social security

a war for the country's very

survival. Police say militants

planted 5kg of explosives in a

vendor cart in a busy Sunday

market in. The blast comes just

a day after thousands turned

out to mourn prominent

anti-Taliban cleric. The cleric

died in a suicide blast in his

place in Lahore. Police say it

was a targeted assassination.

His supporters are outraged.

TRANSLATION: The Taliban claim

to be Muslims and they're of

the system of Justice. Is this

Islam to dig out from the

graves bodies of our saints and

hang them on trees? Is this

part of Islam? This is not

Islam. Local media says the Taliban has claimed

responsibility for the cleric's

death, as well as a wave of

recent attacks. Including

Tuesday's blast at the Pearl

Continental Hotel in Peshawar.

The militants say it's

retaliation for the military offencive across the

north-west. The is vowing to

press ahead. His Government

boosting defence spending by

billions of dollars. TRANSLATION: We have already

paid the economic cost of 35

billion against the war on

terror, News 24 we are facing

heavy expenses to exempt us

from this mill tapsy. US defence officials say the

military campaign will now

tourn to the tribal recentlies.

Local officials say a suspected

US missile strike near a

militant training camp has

killed at least three people.

Drone attacks are deeply

unpopular among Pakistanis, the

latest will be a crucial test

of growing public anger against

the Taliban. A new report claims that Australian house

prices will rise in the next

three years buoyed by first

home buyers. A forecast by

research house BIS Shrapnel

says the recovery at the lower

end of the market is due to the

first home owner es grant and

low interest rates. Average

house prices in capital cities

will grow by between 11 and 19%

over three years. There are

concerns that the major bank also follow the Commonwealth

Bank in liftling mortgage rates

over the next few weeks. The

Deputy PM Julia Gillard main

taped the attack on the

Commonwealth on the weekend for

failing to show community

spirit. As of today the Queen's

Birthday's stand dard variable

rate will rise from 5.64 to

5.74%. To the figures -

In a few minutes Vanessa

O'Hanlon will here with a look

at the weather.. A and also a

review of some of the

newspapers. This morning we'll

be joined by Monash University

lecturer Waleed Aly. Now with

sport and a triumphant Scot,

here is Paul Kennedy? Thank

you. Good morning, Andy Murray

has become the first British

champion of the Queen's grass

court tournament since 1938.

Murray's victory over James

Blake took just over an hour.

It buoys his hopes of doing

well at Wimbledon this year but

already he's trying to talk

down those expectations because

they could weigh him down.

Cadel Evans has finished second

in the Dauphine Libere in

France. He needed to take 16

seconds off the leader valverdi

in the final stage overnight.

The Australian attacked many

time bus was continually reeled

in, one of Evans mine rivals

for the Tour de France, Alberto

Co nt ado are rer if fshed

third. North Melbourne's Adam

Simpson had a miserable game

yesterday as Adelaide point the

Kangaroos by 44 points. Comment

commep kicks from 50. Bread and

butter. And the Crows have got

the first two.

COMMENTATOR: Handballs it over

the top. Jones break through,

needs to kick this. They're

desperate for one and he

delivers. Just the big spoils -

Porplyzia, spins out of trouble

and that's the kind of gem he

can produce. Very accurate kick

coming out of defence. See how

he is with the big sticks.

Pressure moment, pressure kick!

From 50, gives it some sky,

that's out of here! And what's

worse for the Kangaroos, their

young star Jacqui Smith has a

suspected broken legal.

Australia's lovish bid to host

a soccer World Cup cup in 2018

and 2022 was launched yet the

world was invited to come play

down under. Two words to

inspire the world to bring the

greatest show on earth down

under. It wasn't Wembley stadium but Parliament House

set the scene for Australia's

bid launch for the 2018 and

2022 World Cup. From past

Socceroos to present stars to politicians, the stage was set

for a callout to the nation..

We now want all Australians to

join us in helping to bring the

greatest show on earth to Australia. Hosting the event

could bring in excess of 5

billion to the economy. But

Australia has some tough

commission. Eight other nations

ared bying for 201le World Cup

including England and the

United States. The challenges

are great, but the prize is

much greater. The next two

tournaments will be held in

South Africa and Brazil.

There's a fair chance one of

the next two will go to Europe,

but Australia wants the

other. The more I think about

the more I believe yes we

can. Today marks the 35th

anniversary of Australia's

first World Cup match in grp in 1974. Australian Australia's

love affair with soccer has

come a long way since. Football

can connect people around the

world. Like nothing else

can. To think ten years ago we

hadn't even been to a World Cup

for so long, now we've been to

two in a row and in ten, #

years time we could be

hosting. It seems even both

sides of politics can put their

differences aside when it comes

to the World Cup? Today's

Opposition will lean up with

today's Government, side by

side joined at the hip, The bid

committee will be hoping FIFA

remembers Australia's Olympic

magic when names the host

countries at the end of next

year. And just briefly,

Valentino Rossi won the moat

you GP late last night, so he's

tied in a threeway tie with

Casey Stoner and Lorenzo. Do

you know whou Casey Stoner

performed on that? He came

third A lot was made over the

weekend of the Richmond victory

with the new coach and sort of

credit where credit is due, but

the victory was over West Coast

which is about on the same spot

as the ladder as Richmond which

is down the bottom.. I thought

much of the game looked like a

reserves game. There were so

many mifks made but t end it

sort of lifted and when both

teams really wamented to win at

the end it was quite excited

and Richmond deserved its win.

West Coast is just rebuilding

it almost at its lowest ebb at

the moment so I don't think we

can take too much out of that

although I noticed a couple of

the Richmond players have come

out and said that they'll

support Jade Rawlings as coach.

Once you take on a care taker

coach, usually the players get

behind them. We saw the same

thing happen with Paul Roos in

Sydney a few years ago. Whether

Richmond has a plan there already to just have Jade

Rawlings in there for the time

being or not,... There were

some proper upsets wasn't

there. The Hawks - sorry, the

Lions win over the Hawks?

Tassie? That was a big result

and the papers particularly in Melbourne, this morning, are all talking about Hawthorn

maybe missing the finals. I

think maybe we're going a bit

early there. Six wins and six

losses at the break so they're

a long way from missing out on

finals but they are a long way

back. But you tipped the Lions

early in the season and you're

on the mark. I think Michael

Voss has all the science of a

really good coach and he's

still got a good list there and

his young players that he

drafted at the end of last year including Adam Richardson have

been great for the Lions. I

think the Lions are a really

good team and I think they'll

play times this year. No

doubt. News Breakfast can be

watched live on the web from

nier. Now that Crows-North

Melbourne game was really wet and slippery and Vanessa O'Hanlon is here to tell us

about a few showers in the

Adelaide area. Good morning

Joe. Thwart. There has been

quite a bit of rain across the

weekend. Adelaide, you're

starting the week off with 7mm

and for Kings coat, 18.2. Still

sol good falls around Clare. Patchy rain is still expected in Australia and Victoria's east as cloud over the

south-east remains around a

lou. Uwe have cloud that is

much denser near the NSW,

Victoria word e that's

producing thundery rain and the cloud through Queensland in a

trough is also generating sol

light rain. A weakening low

will move across southern NSW

thorn before moving into the north-east tomorrow A secondary low is developing off the

coast. In southern Queensland a

trough will trigger patchy

light rain before heading off

the east coast tomorrow. A high

will clear the showers and ease

the winds in Tasmania and South

Australia and bring a chilly

morning over to the south of

Western Australia. That's ahead

of a series of cold fronts due

to cross over the next few days.

I'll see you in half an hour.

The top story on News Breakfast - the United States

has welcomed Israel's

endorsement of a two state

solution with the Palestinians.

In a major policy speech,

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu

also said he was ready to begin

talks with the Palestinians immediately. But the Israeli

leader's commitment to the

Middle East peace process comes

with a number of caveats ,

among them, that any

independent Palestinian state

must be completely

demilitarised with no army and

no control of its air space.

For more, Middle East

correspondent Ann Barker joins

us now on the phone from

Jerusalem. So Anne, his accept

appearance in prim of a demilitarised Palestinian state

is significant. Can you

elaborate more on what these

conditions are? Well that's

right. The Israeli PM Benjamin

Netanyahu has said that he

supports an independent state,

but only if that independent

Palestinian agree to certain

conditions, one that it has no

army and that it doesn't

control its air space, and

secondly, or most importantly

in fact that it recognises

Israel as a Jewish state.

Something that has so far

refused to do. And in fact he

didn't aven address some of the

key issues that Palestinians

have been demanding in the

past, that is a is a right of

return for all Palestinian refugees to their original

places of apod, many of whom

have come to places in Israel,

the right to have Jerusalem as

a joint capital for both Israel

and an independent Palestinian

state and of course this vexed

issue of settlements, whether

settlements should be delayed

or construction of them be

halted all together and

demanded the US made last

month. Even though there is a

major concession, the Israeli

PM has failed to meet a lot of

demands both from the

Palestinians themselves and

also from the US. And you do

say that he hasn't budged at

all from his position on Jewish

settlements, do you think this

will be enough then though to

compensate for a lack of action

on that issue? Look, in the end

I think it will Mott be enough

for the United States, even

though they have welcomed in

major policy speech. I think

the US has recognised that

Benjamin Netanyahu is now

prepared to at least make an

appearance of making

concessions and he has

indicated that he's prepared to

resume those peace talks with

the Palestinians but really

until he makes movement also on

the I shall of settlements and

I think it would be a bit

hostile for the US to say that

he's gone far enough, but I think that was something

conspicuously absent from the

speech, the fact that he made

no mention at all of Jewish

settlements and that's really

the difficult dilemma that

Benjamin Netanyahu faces, is

that he's caught very much

between his own hardline

Coalition and the US

Government's demands and the

hardline Coalition partners

that he relies on to remain in

Government will simply not

countenance the idea of

thosement ises being stopped or

dismantled or delayed in any

way Is there a feeling that a

true peace could be reached

even if those conditions are

admered to? Well, look, if you

listen to the tone of tonight's

speech, you'd well be forgiven for thinking maybe that's on

the cards but like I said, the

Palestinians really will never accept what he said today

because he doesn't address so

many of their key demands, and

really, the conditions that

he's put on statehood as well,

the recognition of Israel as a

Jewish state, even though alone

has been a major sticks point

in the past. So there are still

I think far too many sticking

points. It's about what he

didn't say as what he did and

when you consider those points

that were abent, then I don't

think you could be too hopeful

of any peace being reached in

the feature future. What have

Palestinian leader said in

reaction to the speech? One

former spokeswoman for the

Palestinian Authority said this

this is very much a surrender

agreement, not a peace

agreement. She said if you read

very much what Benjamin

Netanyahu has said, that he's

saying that Israel will

continue to dictate where the

borders are for a Palestinian

state, he'll continue to dictate any timeline for

settlements and whether those

settlements continue tox pand,

he's obviously making it clear

that risks want have the right

to return to Israel and he's

not addressing those other

issues. In reality he's repeats

what many Israeli Governments

have said before, it's just a repackaging of what they've

have before on the table, none

of which has led to a peace

agreement and that there's no

reason to expect that this will

happen this time either. Ann

Barker in Jerusalem, thank

you. In other news this

morning, the United States has

questioned the legit many massy

of the election result in Iran.

The Iranian Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

addressed tens of thousand of

his supporters celebrating his

victory overnight. His closest

rival, Mir Hossein Mousavi, has

lodged an appeal against the

result, parts of Tehren have

been shut down and hundreds of

Opposition supporters have been

arrested the Federal Government

is preparing to ramp up its

response to swine flu, all

State and Territories are this week expected to move to the

sus the 'Australian' phase of

the Government's pandemic plan. Australia's under-21 lacrosse

team is in lock down in South

Korea with one player diagnosed

with swine flu. Western

Australia will close two more

schools today. The Federal

Government will introduce its pensions bill into parliament

today. The bill calls for an

increase in the single aged

pension of 3 # a week. It also

says the retirement age should

be lifted to 67 by 2023.

Emissions trading and

industrial relationses are also

on the agenda. A prison

transfer company linked to the

death of an Aboriginal man had

a history of treating detainees poorly. A 'Four Corners' investigation has found the

company now kael called GSL was

the subject of a damning report

into the transportation of

prisoners in 2005. Last week, a

West Australian coroner found

an Aboriginal elder died of

heat stroke while being

transported by a GSL van. And eight people have been killed

in a bomb attack on a market in

Pakistan's north-west. At least

25 others were injured,

authorities say the bomb was

hidden in a car. Elsewhere in

the country a USst drone has

reportedly killed three Taliban

militants in an air strike. As

we've been reporting this morning, the United States has

cast doubts over the legitimacy

of the election result in Iran.

US vice-president Joe Biden

singled out the overwhelming

support for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

in madge or cities which aren't

usually a source of strong

support for the.. We're doing

everything we can in our power

with folks that are on the

ground, with the press that's

left, I know it's been kicked

out, actually going back and

taking - for example, 70% of

the vote comes out of the city.

That's not Madura's strong

place, the idea he get f #% or

whatever of the vote in the

circumstances like that, seems

unlikely. There's an awful lot

of question about how this

election was run and we'll see,

we're just waiting to see, we

don't have enough facts to make

a firm judgment. We are not

going to allow Iran to go

nuclear anymore that the rest

of the world is going to allow

it to go nuclear. US

vice-president Joe Biden there.

The NSW police force says it

will review footage of a man

who says he was hit

unnecessarily with a taser gun.

The 38-year-old man is taking

civil action against the force

for theallied miss use of the

taszer. It come after the NSW

Premier announced yesterday

that 2,000 tasers won brought

for use by police acress the

state. Rachel Mealey joins us

now from Sydney. What's the

history of this in NSW? Joe,

until now, tasers have been

used on a trial basis only, by

the NSW police force.

Yesterday, the NSW Premier

announced 10 million for a

rollout of 2,000 of the weapons

to be used he hopes that

they'll each front-line police

operation unit will have one

taser gun at their disposal for

every arrest opportunity. And

what's been the reaction in the

community and NSW about this? Well, civil libertarians

are the most critical of this

move. They say that arrest

injuries will rise, because of

the use of the taser guns. Now,

they they fear that tasers will

be used a little bit like a

cattle prod to control people

in crowd situations and unruly

situations but also their fears

are for meantally ill people

who say they will bear the

brount of the use of the tasers

because they won't be able to

understand the instructions

given by police in the first

place. The police association

which of course is the police

union, says that it is very

pleased about the rollout of

the tasers guns. They say this

will bring down workers

compensation claims for police

who encounter injuries when

they have to arrest unruly

people or get themselves

involved in brawls or drunken

situations, so the police union

is giving great applause to

this thoum. Is the police Ianon

also arguing that it's better

to be hit with a taser than a bullet? That's right. The

police onnon says that it gives

police another option in an

arrest situation other than a

lethal option which of course

the police union spokesman was

suggesting that when you reach

for the pois control there's

only one outcome but when you

reach for a taser there are

momore outcomes. This morning

there's a cloud over the recent

announcement because it's been

announced that a 38-year-old

man is seeking civil action

against the police force for

the use of a taser gun in

March. He was in the night club

district of Darlinghurst up On

Oxford Street out for a night

out, and he was struck by a

taser gun when police asked him

to move off the road. Now, the Assistant Commissioner Dave

Owens has already reviewed the

footage that was given to him.

Each weapon records audio and

video footage of the use of the

taser gun and he part-time

asked for the tape of that

weapon's recording device to be

shoup to him and he couldn't

see any evidence of a problem.

But a solicitor has come to the

NSW police force and said that

footage that was taken from a

camera which was mounted on a

power pole In Oxford Street

shows a very different story

and that solicitor says that

the footage demonstrate s that

the use of the taser was

unnecessary. We're just having

a look at that vision at the

moment. And Rachel, you

mentioned there's actually

recording devices on each gun,

is there? That's right. Each

gun when it's removed frommis

holster agentivates an audio

and a video recording. That

means that whenever a gun is

used against someone for an

arrest it means that that foot

am can be reviewed and in the

case it was review by the

service commissioner but part

of the incident was obscured in

that recording. That's why he's

now called for this vision that

we're watching to into brought

to his office so that he can

look at it from a different angle. The Government is

pressing ahead with the

acquisition of these guns

regardless?. That's right. The

announcement yesterday took no

note of this recent scandal, it

said that they were very useful

devices for front-line police

in NSW and that the trial had

proven the tasers were a useful

part of the weaponry for a NSW serviceman. Rachel Mealey in

Sydney. Thank you. A town in

north-west Malaysia is

undergoing something of an

economic boom because thousands

of people are making

pilgrimages to a Hindu

temple. Many those are

ignoring the Hindu dieties in

favour of wild boor believed to

possess the power to bring good

luck and riches. It's the wild

boor that draws some people

from hundred of kilometres

away. The curious and believers

feed it with a traditional Ma

lay rice dish, corn on the cob

or sweet potato. They then try

to touch the boar or rub their

hiepd. They supposedly impart

good luck and good fortune.

First time visitor Michelle

Pattiselanno says people talk

about striking it rich in the

lottery so he came to see for

himself. This man says if

people want good luck, they

should buy a stick, pray to the

Indian gods inside and then go

out and touch the bulls. He

should know as he recently won

$175 in the ra lottery. Some

numbers in my palm, and I have

some money down here which I

hope to rub. That's what they

told me. As word spreads on the

claimed powers of the Boars of

the temple, the wildlife

department wants the feeding of

the boars and the uching of the

animals stopped. Some people

try try to get their hair. They

have thr very weird hair on

them. They try to pull it. We

have put a stop to that. Some

lottery winners are growing

richer and so is the city. The

temple guardians too have more

money to spend on expanding

temple site and building new

that Rhines to the gods. The

best fed wild boars in the

world.. They're happy. You're

watching News Breakfast, the

top story this morning -

Israel's PM says he's willing

to support an independent

Palestinian state but only if

it is cheatly demilitarised. BHP Billiton made the

announcement in a major policy

speech says he's yesterday Iy

to begin negotiations any time, anywhere. The Iranian Mahmoud

Ahmadinejad has addressed tens

of thousands of his supporters

overnight to celebrate his

victory. The United States has

questioned the legitimacy of

the result while Opposition candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi

has lodged an appeal. And the

Federal Government is preparing

to ramp up its response to

swine flu, all State and

Territories will move to be

sustain phase of the

Government's pandemic plan this week. Australia's under-21

lacrosse team is in lock down

in South Korea with one player

diagnosed with the virus.

For a look at the national

papers that we're joined by the Monash University lecturer

Waleed Aly. Good morning. Good

morning. What have you got for

us today? Iran seems to be the

big news story. This is all

over all the papers, I'd

suggest but this front page of the 'Australian' I think is

particularly evocative, where

you can see the anti-regime

riots that are taking place.

You can see in that photo

there's obviously a bus that's

if flames, on all the websites

for the newspapers you can see

similar footage and video and

so on. It's really on at the

moment in Iran. This is a very

very big news story. Not just

the fact that Madura's

government was re-elected but

the perceived ill legitimacy of

the vote and very good reasons

for suspecting it mean that we

could be witnessing a dissent

in Rehn into something really troubles It's interesting to see how difficult it's become

for the regime to quash any

sort of dissent. Lots of these

images and news is getting out

much to the Government's... They've taken

extraordinary measures. The

'Australian' news report to

which I just referred said that

Iran was basically isolated

from the world for a few hours

last night. Everything was shut

down. Text messaging

particularly was shot down.

That's the way that

particularly young anti-regime activists communicate. So

somehow though they managed to

according this, this one street

that has been the screen of the

reformist movement all along

and that's where they met. The riot police that were in charge

of this resorted to some pretty

extreme violence, some photographic descriptions in the 'Australian''s article buts

are in some of the reporting in the 'Sydney Morning Herald' and

the 'Age' talking about exactly

what they did and the use of

force and the way it was used

demonstrated the circumstances, really demonstrate that this is

a police us force that's very

much on the side of the regime

and prepared to do

anything. There seems to be

division among commentators as

to whether or not the vote was

legitimate. It's not all

commentary says it was

obviously rigged? It's hard to

know if it's obviously rigged.

The United States has just

expressed its concerns after

initially says we are watching

developments with interest, and

I think what did Hillary

Clinton say? We noted with

vigorous debate, which I think

means we think the Opposition

should have won. But the

problem is this, this is Mir

Hossein Mousavi's argument, the

main alternative candidate,

that there are areas of the

country where across various

area, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

polled two to one uniformly,

now that sort of uniformity is

very unusual, let's put it that

way n a a country where it's

known that there is growing

oopposition to the regime, to

get a 62% result, that's a very

very big discrepancy in a

democratic contest. My feeling

is cowhat you want to do is

maybe get a 5 #% result or

something, make it more... It's

pointing to a landslide which

looks improbably And given the

level of support is clearly

diminishing and the level of

anger is rising. What are you

basing that on in terms of

saying the level of support is

diminishing, questioning his

ability to get that sort of

figure, how do you know that it's totally impossible that he

would have got a result like

60%. It's a fair question. How

do we know anything? The only

thing I would say is that I've

been paying a fair bit of

attention to the change of mood

in Iranian society. Obviously

that's filtered through media

and I have to rely to some

extent on that reporting but

what there is in Iran is a

clear urban rural divide which

is pretty common in politics

but the number of young peep,

particularly in urban Iran that

have grown upset with the

regime, that are behind the

reformist forces has been

reportedly growing steady for

years and years. There was a

hint in the 2005 reaction this

this was a frob for Mahmoud

Ahmadinejad, even though he

himself wasn't exposed and so

he limited the number of candidates that there could

possibly have be opinion N the

instance of those riots what

we've seen is a whole lot of

people who have been imprisoned

and some of them include

Opposition figures. Can you

see this continuing for very

long because it seems to have

been crushed quite emphatically

already? I don't think. My gut

feeling about those things is

it's very hard to crush a

movement like that at one riot.

This is something that will

fester and I'm a bit worried

about how that might play out.

There was a very telling

statement in the the

'Australian' argument, as this

violence was being brought by

the riot police, there was a

person on the side of the road

witnessing this who said to the

journalist, this is democracy.

That is a very troubling sign

because not to umuch they're

losing faith in the idea of

democracy but that they don't

believe that they're about to

see it in Iran and what I worry

is where the country will go if

that is seen not to be an

option for them. You've also

got 'Sydney Morning Herald'. On

some matters domestic. Isn't it

interesting a little piece,

it's worth watching, it's

saying that legislation might

be introduced into Federal

parliament today which is

introducing the renewable

energy target. As I understand

it, and I don't claim to

understand these things, the

renewable energy target gives

solar credits, assists people

in installing renewable energy,

such as solar energy, things

like that, particularly

businesses could probably

benefit from that. What is

tricky about this - and this is

what the report is suggesting -

is that that legislation is

likely to link that renewable

energy target to the Emissions

Trading Scheme. So you don't

get anything till the Emissions Trading Scheme is in place. If

that's the case, it's quite

clever because it's going to

force the Opposition which

apparently supporting the

renewable energy target to make

up its mind exactly what that's

going to do on the emissions

trading. It's an interesting

tactic. It is. The Opposition

spokesperson for climate change

and the environment, Greg

Hutton has called it a an act

of active political vandalism

to link the two pieces. It

seems obvious that the trading

scheme will fail. This is

obviously an attempt to try to

bolster its chances. I still

say it's got Buckley's and

none. I suspect you're

right. This is the front page

of the 'Herald Sun'. When I saw

this story, this is about the

emergence of an eco terrorism

group in Melbourne, I was

really really intrigued by

that. The reason is my work at

Monash university obviously is

focussed very much on global

terrorism and for a long time

in academic circles there has

been a big discussion about the

next wave of terrorism being

two kinds, eco terrorism and animal will be aeration type. What's the basis of this story? This particular story

doesn't have anything to do

with an attack but it is a

threat that has been sent to a

CEO of a company that is deemed

by this group to be excessively

polluting, basically saying we

know where you live, we know you've you've got children, so on,

year. England cricketer Kieven Petersen says his injury is threatening his preparation or if Ashes. England beat India in the super-8's thorn this morning. Sri Lanka beat a determined Ireland, the favourites made 144 before the Irish made 135. Falling just in my opinion runs short of victory. Cronulla's Trent Barrett is being tipped to action. Now eco terrorism suggesting that they will take troubling. Thank you for coming fascinating if not evolution here which is could be seeing some kind of predicted by an development which has been that's a very significant there's no direct violence but point it's low level because see these emerge and at this the fact that we're starting to been atacting on property but attacks on people, it's usually historically has not involved Campese's Raiders looked like two five-eighths met yesterday. Blues State of Origin team. The replace Terry Campese in the of doing well at Wimbledon this over an hour. It buoys his hope 1938. His victory took just grass court tournament since British champion of the Queen's Murray has become the first the sport? Thank you. Andy Here the Paul Kennedy with streamed live every morning. watch all of News Breakfast in. A remind they're you can

running away before the Sharks

stole their third victory in a

row. For what it's worth my

feeling is that come Peasy will

get another go but if the plus

don't win in game two it might

be Barrett for game three. Here

is Vanessa O'Hanlon with a look

at the weather. Some decent

falls over the NSW south coast

a also Victoria's east Gippsland. 15mm expected with deps cloud that's sitting near

deps cloud that's sitting near

the border. We also have patchy

rain that's still expected in

South Australia and Victoria's

east as cloud over the

south-east remains around a low

and the cloud through

Queensland in a trough is also

generalerating some light rain.

A weakening low will move

across southern NSW thorn before moving into the north-east tomorrow A secondary

low is sitting just off the

coast. In southern Queensland,

a trough will trigger patchy

light rain before heading off the east

the east coast tomorrow and a

high will clear the showers and

ease the winds in Tasmania and

South Australia and it will

bring a chilly morning to the

south of Western Australia,

that's ahead of a series of

cold fronts that is due to

cross the south-west over the

next few days. Around the

states -

Thank you. Still ahead on

News Breakfast - house prices

could be on the way up yet

again. As much as 22% in the

next three years.. We'll also

be speaking with Foreign

Minister sphwt. That's coming

up after this short break.


PM says he'll endorse a

Palestinian state but only if

it doesn't have a defence

force. Thousands rally in

support of Mahmoud

Ahmadinejad's victory in Iran

as the US raises concerns about vote

vote rigging. On patrol in

Afghanistan - an ABC journalist

films Australian forces in the

middle of a firefight with the Taliban. And Andy Murray

becomes the first Briton to win

at Queen's in 70 years.

Good morning. It's Monday 15

June. I'm Tamara Oudyn.. And

I'm Joe O'Brien. The top story

on News Breakfast - Israel's PM

says he's willing to support an

independent Palestinian state,

but Benjamin Netanyahu said

that state must be completely

demilitarised with no army and

no control over its air

space. In a major

space. In a major policy peach

the PM says Palestinians must

recognise Israel and he's ruled

out a complet