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release you know about the potential

Under Burmese law, she is

scheduled to be released on 13

November. This was, as you will

recall, when the American broke

into her home and

blamed on her, that was the

regime's excuse for ultimately

extending her house arrest for

another year and a half.

Several government officials

have told members of the media

that she will be released in accordance with Burmese law on

13 November. That would be six

days after the scheduled November 7 election. But I

would emphasise that the regime

has publicly and repeatedly

said she was going to be

released on prior occasions and

those promises. I tend to those have not followed through on

believe what I see the regime

do, not what they say they are

going to do. You are doubtful

this will happen on November

13? I don't know. I know

have been told she will be neither she nor her lawyers

released, this is information provided by mid level

government officials to a

number of media

she is not herself been told

that she will be released. Most

famously in 2003, short shortly

after she was detained, Minister said she would be

released by a date certain, and

have to see what will happen. she reprand in custody. We will

Does Aung San Suu Kyi know

about this potential news? I

assume she would. She is not

able to communicate with the

outside world, except when outside world, except when her

domestic lawyer visits her every couple of weeks. She has

access to radio broadcasts into

the country by a number of

different media organises, so she would have heard the Burmese language version this story. anybody would be sceptical of this story. She more than

the intention - given her personal experience over the

last 20 years. How is she

speak doing at the moment? I cannot

speak to her directly because

she is under house arrest.

Sure, but as you understand?

As I understand, she remains

This has been reported by a very strong and very

number of foreign government

officials and UN officials who

have been able to see her, as

well as by her lawyer. She

remains steadfast in her belief

what needs to happen in Burma

is a dialogue between the

regime and ethnic groups. The

forthcoming election will not

be that, it's based on a

constitution that's entirely

November 7, it is already clear one-sided. Whatever happens on

in advance, given how the

regime has pursued this process

and failed to release political

prisoners and put in place

constitution that guarantees

their real, they will not be

free or fair elections. Is it

your understanding that if she

is not released this time,

there might be some pressure

brought to bear on Burma by the US Government or other

international forces? Clearly that's what all

with and for her hope will

happen. I would very much like

to see a renewed UN-led by the Secretary-General Ban Ki to see a renewed UN-led process

Moon to press to bring the

generals to the table and to

push for the kind of dialogue

that needs to happen. There is

a global movement afoot to

bring the jerns account before

the United Nations, to create a

commission of inquiry into

their crimes against humanity and war crimes in the country.

There are more than a dozen that call. The National League that have publicly supported

Kyi are grateful for the For Democracy and Aung San Suu

Singapore, but ultimately the

pressure the regime to come to pressure international community need to

the negotiating table, to see a

transition like we saw in South

Africa in the 1990s. If Aung

San Suu Kyi is not released on

November 13, what do you think

her supporters in Burma and

elsewhere might do? What might their response be? I don't

think anyone will be surprised

either way. She has been out of house arrest for 15 of

the last 19 years, released on

two prior occasions and allowed

within the country, and there to operate in a limited way

hasn't been democracy restored

to the country after those two

prior releases. Were she to be released, at best it would be

the beginning of a long process

to try to achieve national reconciliation and a

restoration of democracy, but

I'm sure her supporters will be

nonetheless disappointed and it will

resolve to continue to up the

international pressure on the regime to get them to the negotiating table. In other survived news, federal parliament has

minority government, not survived the first week of a

without a few teething problems. Speaker Harry Jenkins

is frustrated with aspects of

the new rules. The Liberals'

Christopher Pyne is the first

MP to be booted out of the session for calling the Prime Minister hopeless

became the first government in

decades to lose a vote in the

house. A teenager is in a

serious condition after being

shot in the neck in a tattoo

parlour in Adelaide. Police are still investigating.

Ecuador is in political crisis.

Rein guide troops have seized the country's main airport and

storm the Congress, and police

have taken over government

buildings in the two main

cities, protesting against the government's benefits. Ecuador's president government's plans to cut

is appealing for calm. Riots

have erupted when Hindi

destroyed a mosque, after a

ruling. Add Ayodhya, the court

gives Hindus control of the main spewd second. Security

forces are on high alert but

there have been no reports will violence. Hollywood actor Tony

Curtis has died of a heart

attack at his home. He was 85.

Curtis starred in more than 120

films and was nominated for an

'The Defiant Ones' with Sidney Academy Award for his role in

Poitier. He is best remembered

for his role with Marilyn

Monroe in the 1959 classic

'Some Like It Hot'. We should

be able to share some of the

in the program. The great Tony Curtis moments later

countritry's federal

first politicians have survived their

first week, but it was a bit from Canberra. The difficulty of managing the new parliament

was summed up by the rather long suffering Speaker Harry Jenkins. He has had to deal

with the brunt of the standing

order exchanges that have

changed the way Question Time

works and changed other

elements, in terms of the running of the House of

Representatives. It has come

down to him to bear the brunt

of it. He made a comment yesterday during Question Time

that - perhaps in frustration -

three, as he put it - who had

been involved in drafting the

parliamentary reforms and said

it will take some time to get

used to how the changes standing orders will be

interpreted when it comes to

things such as what can be considered a supplementary

question, not just a follow-up

or not just a response to an

answer that's been given, these

sorts of things. The parliament

is much like the courts in common

common law, it builds on

previous rulings, so there's a

bit of new ground for Harry Jenkins. It expression of his overall

frustration about what we have

seen ever since the election.

You might remember a couple of

days ago, Harry Jenkins made

the rather cryptic remarks that he hoped the real story would

come out about what had

happened over the previous week.

week. Yes, it was a strange

comment he made. He didn't back

it up with anything substantial, but clearly

something went on in that frantic week of negotiation that gave him the Clearly there is that gave him the irrits.

Clearly there is another story

to be revealed, which

journalists like the sound journalists like the sound of. He is staying in the

He is staying in the position

and he is unlikely to be the

one to reveal it, maybe giving

someone else who knows the

details a nudge to put it out.

When there were negotiations on

the Speakership, there were

reports of on encounter between

Prime Minister Julia Gillard

and Harry Jenkins in Ozzies,

the cafe in Parliament House,

when Julia Gillard

to avoid being bailed up by

Harry Jenkins, but he managed

to. There is another story

there. Harry Jenkins, who is

normally gruff but firm and fair in the House of

Representatives, showing just a

little bit of frustration in

the first week of the new

paradigm. The first week has

ended - not a great deal

happened, the parliament was

trying to find its feet. What

are the main players up to for

the next couple of days and in

the weeks ahead? It's been an

interesting week. As much as

all the drama had been anticipated, there wasn't

of it, other than the surprise of the Deputy Speaker. It's

been a matter of week of people

finding their feet. The government is saying they have

had a solid week, the independents are

unhappy with how the Coalition

is handling its tactics, so

that has given the government

some comfort. The Coalition is

saying they had a win with that vote on the standing orders in

the lower house, which was an

historic moment. Effectively

not much of substance happened this

this week, it will all happen

ahead. Julia Gillard next week

will go to Brussels are Asia-Europe meeting, the first time Australia will be involved

in the high level head of

nation talks. It will be her

first big outing as Australia's

Prime Minister, so she Prime Minister, so she will be

watched closely. We haven't

heard a lot on foreign affairs

from Julia Gillard, and given

Kevin Rudd's return to the international stage as Foreign

Affairs Minister, will be

closely watched to see if she

goes away from Kevin Rudd in

any way. The break opportunity to bed down and get

ready for the Senate and House

of Representatives estimates

committee, coming up, which is

a time to get into the detail.

For Ministers or shadow

ministers with a new

this is their last chance to

swot up before the hard work

begins. To the front pages of the major newspapers, 'The

Australian' reports the aurm

has warned taxpayers may not be

getting value for money in up to three-quarters of government purchases. The 'Australian Financial

Financial Review' says the

housing market is easing concerns that homes easing concerns that homes are

overpriced. A three month

slump in house prices are

putting pressure on the Reserve

Bank to keep rates on Bank to keep rates on hold, in the 'Sydney Morning Herald'.

'The Age' reports hundreds of Afghan asylum seekers face an

increased chance of being sent

home after the Government

lifted its controversial ban on processing applications. Education Queensland has

confirmed cheating claims

against the principal of a high achieving school, reports the 'Courier Mail'. The 'Canberra

Times' says the National

Gallery has revealed its new

entrance and indigenous art

wing. One woman was killed and another critically injury in another critically injury in a

suspected attack in north Perth. New firefighting trucks can't park near long grass

because their exhausts can

start a blaze. The 'Advertiser' says franchisers will be given protection

against new business deals by their

their large parent companies.

Themer curry reports the

transformation of the proposed new seem and art new seem and art gallery. In the 'Northern Territory News',

an intensive care paramedic has

been banned from diving to

emergencies after he was caught

speeding while rushing to save

a man having a heart attack.

The 'Herald Sun' has a second

souvenir poster for the AFL

grand final. It would be easy

to glaze over that.

easy. If you look closely,

they have done a terrific job

there. It's a great cartoon of

the upcoming sequel to the AFL

grand final. I have a copy of

it. We can take you flew a few

of the mine players, the captains, Eddie Maguire, you can't miss that big round face.

Who is this? Brendon Goddard,

who took the speccy in the last quarter, and Peter the Cup, who will present it quarter, and Peter McKenna with the

with Collingwood wins, or cowboy Neil, the St Kilda

hero. The constant cutaways in the coverage to celebrities

liquoric Bana and Michael Klim

have annoyed some football

fanatics. Will they turn up

again? Who knows? Who cares? I

am receiving text messages from

various Collingwood supporters. Then there is the NRL game,

given it will be the one and

only go at the final. They

won't come back next week. The

Roosters and Dragons have a lot

of great stories, two fine

coaches over a long time and a

couple of stories of redemption

that have turned it into a

great final series, the grand

final is on Sunday. We have

survived a rather interesting

first week of parliament and a

big weekend of sport coming up.

Your comments and observations

are welcome this morning. P,

The top story on ABC News Breakfast, lawyers for Burma's

democracy leader Aung San Suu

Kyi are sceptical about plans

to release her next month. Two Burmese officials say they will

shoo she will be released as

scheduled on September 13, but

they are yet to tell her. A

few teething problems as parliamentarians get the new rules. Speaker Harry

Jenkins has expressed

frustration with some aspect of

the parliamentary they forms. American actor Tony Curtis has

died of a heart attack died of a heart attack aged 85.

During a 60 year career he appeared in more than 120

films, including the classic

'Some Like It Hot'.

Tributes have been flowing for

Tony Curtis. During a 60-year

career, he was in 120 films, spanning

age. Including the classic 'Some Like It Hot'. I'm looking

forward to this story, to find

out more about Tony Curtis, who

was a bit before my time and I

haven't watched haven't watched a lot of the

old classics. The BBC look back

at the career and life of Tony

Curtis. Favourite new perfume,

success. He was in the late

50s Hollywood's biggest star.

He looked good, even in a frock. What's staring at? With those frock. What's everybody staring at? With those legs, are you crazy. 'Some Like It

Hot' is a classic. That's my hobby. You collect hobby. You collect shells?

Yes, so did my father and nigh

grandfather, we had a passion

for shells. This star came

from nothing. His real name was Bernard Schwarz. His Hungarian

Jewish family were poverty stricken, Hollywood was his

escape. I wanted to show off,

I wanted the adulation and the

friendship friendship of people. He felt

Hollywood had never taken him seriously and decamped to Britain to star in the

persuader, alongside Moore. He would be remembered

as a very good actor when

people start reflecting on the

amount of work he did, both in

drama and comedy. He certainly was wonderful until 'Some Like

It Hot', and in the film that he did with Sidney Poitier,

'The Defiant Ones'. It did win him him an Oscar nomination. Behind

the film roles was a private life blighted by drink and

drugs. He recovered and took to

painting and regalg people with

tales of his lively youth. He often talked about Marilyn Monroe. Even at 83, he often

talked about his manies cap

aids in Hollywood, and the

various women he went out

with. There were many affairs

and marriages, from Janet Lee, to his sick wife, who was more than 40 years younger of him. It's a member of the herring

family. He was a genuine star, 'Some Like It Hot' 'Some Like It Hot' a Hollywood

classic. I think - I would

rank 'Some Like It Hot' up there with 'The Sweet Smell of

Success', in which he played an

absolutely scleezy PR agent.

It's a brilliant film apaway

ahead of its time, cynical

about Hollywood and the whole

PR manufacturing game. This was

made in the very made in the very early '60s, the 'The Sweet Smell of

Success'. What about 'The

Defiant Ones'? With Sidney

Poitier, he was trying to - he

got a bit fed up with the

got a bit fed up with the fact he was always pegged as the

romantic leading man and wanted

to show his more dramatic side.

For three years, when they were

very young, he had a three year

affair with Marilyn Monroement

they went way back. 120 films

and only six wives. He had

miles to go, cut down in his

prime. We'll bring you figures shortly, first, the sport with Amy Bainbridge. Good morning. Spanish cyclist

Alberto Contador has vowed to

clear his name clear his name amp he was provisionally suspended from

the sport for failing a doping test. The three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador

has said that the small amount

of Clenbuterol found in his

system was due to food

contamination, a world

anti-doping agency lab anti-doping agency lab in

cologne found a very small

concentration of the

substance in his Australian

sample on 21 July. Contador has

been it is missive of the amount found. TRANSLATION: The

cycling union confirmed in my

presence it was food poisoning

and we have been in talks to

handle it the most appropriate

way possible annualise it and

see it is a case of food

contamination, in which I am

the victim. I am sorry, but I

have serious doubts about the

system. When I found

this, all this month I have

felt sad and powerless in the

face of the injustice in which I am a victim. I I defended the controls because I

know it is good for cycling.

News of Alberto Contador's drug

test, the day before the start

of the Tour de France, was a

shock to those they skying

championships in Geelong. Fab

fabs made history, becoming the

first rider to win four

in the men's elite time trails.

He finished in 58.9 #37b9 19

seconds, his average speed was

just over 47km/h, and he was a

minute clear of Briton David

Millar and German Tony Martin,

who was they are, despite

getting a flat tyre. Australia's Richie support and Michael Rogers were fourth and

fifth. To the NRL, the had their last public training session yesterday ahead of

Sunday's decider. Hundreds of

red and white fanatics turned out to support their side. The

Dragons will try to put a stop

to the Roosters dream of a

fairytale climb from wooden

spooners to premiers. A low

key week for Collingwood and St

Kilda. Both sides have made one

change to their teams. Collingwood

Collingwood dropped Leon Davis,

who only had six possessions

last week. He has last week. He has been replaced by Tyson Goldsack. As expected, ruckman Michael

Gardiner is out of the Saints

team because of a hamstring

injury. He sat out the second half of the match last week.

Ben McEvoy will replace Michael

Gardiner. A fan from one of the clubs will toss the coin dorm.

For more on the AFL grand

final, reporter Tony Nicholls

joins us from the MCG. I hope

you don't have too much day gentleman have you, what's happening this morning? It's cold this morning. We are

waiting in great anticipation for this wonderful moment in

AFL history, the grand final

replay. We have only had three,

the first in 1948, when it was Melbourne v Essendon, another

in 1977, North Melbourne v

Carlton, Ron bar assy and the

shin boners got the shin boners got the bickies,

and Collingwood v St Kilda at

the MCG. St Kilda have the MCG. St Kilda have only one

won premiership in 1966, but

one point, against the Pies.

They are hoping to get a win

tomorrow at the MCG. You could

almost say

the AFL grand final series. The

fans have been holding their

breath. It's been an amazing

week for fans, although there

have been a lot of footidy

versions other than the grand

final. We have joined by Pies

fanatic Paul Meredith, who has

been sleeping out all night. What are the nerves like? I'm

really excited, I think we can

win. You slept out last week

three nights, and here you are

all over again. all over again. How do you prepare for this determination? I think it's the hype of the grand final

that keeps you going and keeps

you - you don't really notice that you

that you are sleeping out. The

people here make it really good

for you. You haven't won a

premiership for 20 years. In

1990, you knocked over my

Bombers, Bombers, and are you hoping to

grab another one? We won that

in October as well. I reckon

that's a good omen, 20 years

ago there was a draw in that finals, and 20 years on there's

a draw in the time for us to

win another one. Do you admire

the St Kilda spirit? They

certainly won the second half

last Saturday, they had all the momentum. Nick Maxwell said you

dodged a bullet, so you are

lucky to get a rematch. I

think we dodged more a I think they would have run us think we dodged more a bullet, I think they would have run us over, so we were very lucky. All the best tomorrow

afternoon, may the best team win. Thank you. Of course, you mentioned, Leon you mentioned, Leon Davis dropped from the Collingwood

side, dropped on form. He has

had three grand final campaigns

with Collingwood, and performed

poorly in every one, so Tyson

Goldsack stepping in for

Collingwood. An injury change only for St Kilda, Michael Gardiner in

Gardiner in the ruck tearing his hamstring after a his hamstring after a gallant first half last Saturday, and

replaced by the young,

enthusiastic Ben McEvoy, who

should have a big impact on the

game. Thank you, Tony. That

news about Leon Davis should

make Paul Meredith happy. He

was not happy last week that

Leon Davis was included, so he

are - there may be a little bit

more joy this more joy this week. I I wonder what he does for a job.

He seems to have a lot of time off. He finished up with a

company last week as a driver,

after 20 years, so he is after 20 years, so he is free

to camp out. The press

conference of Alberto Contador,

what do we make of that?

There's been a bit of analysis.

This means for the sport - we

will have to wait until the B sample comes through. An

initial sample is posted, that was taken the day before the final was taken the final stage of the Tour de

France. We heard David Millar

yesterday, the British cyclist,

who was banned for a couple years from cycling, saying it's

too early to say we have to

reserve our judgment. That was

the general consensus. It's the

last thing cycling needs and

the last thing fans want. To be

a cycling fan at times is a

pretty thankless task and you

are ridiculed every time

there's another doping people don't think the sport is

clean. He was won three

toufrs, and he's only young, so there's every chance he could be the next Lance Armstrong, and Lance Armstrong never

tested positive. Even though

the doubts swell about him

too. Every time there's a

positive test, the doubts, like

a big thick dark cloud every everyone. The point you make

about it being dirty interesting, because it's defendanty in the way the competitors play with each other, they are dumping each

other in it or ratting out someone someone else, so they don't have much camaraderie. Floyd Landers said, I rode with Lance

Armstrong, I'll dob you in.

It's such a competitive sport,

it's up there with the Formula

One drives in terms of their

relationships. Only when it's

convenient, when they need a good wind break, do they stick

together. Returning to

finance, in the markets the Dow

closed down 47 points, the Nasdaq

Nasdaq fell 8, the speech was

down 3 and in London the FTSE

closed 20 points lower.

The weather with Vanessa

O'Hanlon. At satellite image, a

a band of cloud is streaming

across the south with patchy rain.

rain. A few showers over the

northern tropics. A high making

its way to New Zealand, directing

directing strong south-easterly

winds along the Queensland

coast and warmer north-easterly

wind through the interior. The gusty south-easterly wind are

causing a few showers, afternoon storm on the Cape York Peninsula and north-east gold country. Isolated showers on the far on the far north coast of New

South Wales, isolated showers South Wales, isolated showers develop, on the central slopes. This program is not subtitled You're watching ABC News

Breakfast. Still to come, it's

Walk to Work Day and we'll

speak to Harold Scruby from the

Pedestrian Council of

Australia. I walked all the way

from my car into the office.

We'll review some of the

newspapers, joined by author and Anne thropologist Sally

Warhaft. Burmese officials say Burma's democracy leader

August awning will be released

next month as scheduled. Her

lawyers are sceptical this will

happen. The noble peace

laureate won the last election

in 1990 but spent the next two

decades in detention after a

military coup. The first week

of federal parliament is over, not without teething problems, Harry Jenkins

with problems governing

Question Time and many MPs are

finding their feet. Is teenage

boy is in a serious condition

in hospital after being

the neck at a tattoo parlour in Adelaide. Police

Adelaide. Police are still

investigating. A state of

emergency has been declared in

Ecuador, troops have taken over

the main airport, with unrest in several towns. Police and

the army have been protesting

against government plans to cut

their pay. The new Middle East envoy is no closer their pay. The new Middle East envoy is no closer to securing

direct peace talks between

Israel and the Palestinians. George Mitchell's meeting yesterday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas President Mahmoud Abbas ended

inconclusively. Mr Ab bass has

threaten to pull out of the

talks if an Izzy freeze on

building is not extended. The

government has lifted a suss

function on the processing of Afghan asylum seekers Afghan asylum seekers. Now the Immigration Minister says proper processing will resume.

It's a policy that sparked

protest and dismay among Afghan

asylum seekers. After

six months, the freeze is

over. Mr Speaker, after close

and careful consideration, the

government has form the view

that we should lift this suspension. I am announcing

that will occur effective

immediately. Claims will be processed. Those who have

waited the longest will be at

the front of the queue. We are

taking steps taking steps to increase the

resources, that go into considering the claims. Close

to 1,200 Afghans have arrived since the suspension in April.

Their time in limbo added to Their time in limbo added to

the strain a detention

facilities. I think it was the right decision at the time,

just as I think the decision I

am announcing today is the right decision for this time.

This is a ridiculous policy

that has filled up our detention detention network, putting it into detention network, into crisis at significant cost to the Australian taxpayer.

It was neither practical nor Hume

Hume and and was never going to

work in the long-terment It's been something that been something that we have

been critical of and it's

welcome that changes are being

made. Chris Bowen's move

raises the question of what's

changed in Afghanistan. It's not a question of saying

"Everything is now fine in

Afghanistan" or "Everything is

very bad in Afghanistan". Each individual case need to be

considered on its merits. The department department has

make the case by case

decisions. The so-called guidance note for Afghanistan

is yet to be released, but the Minister is sending a clear

warning that more claims than

before will be rejected. Even taking into consideration the

possibility of some being

overturned at review, the

percentage of successful claims is likely to be is likely to be lower than in

the past. They can't be

deported until a deal is done

with the Afghan government.

True to campaigning form, this

issue has been one of Tony

this week. The mood in Question

Time under new standing order

has certainly changed, not just for those on the frontlines.

Order! The speak has a new set

of rules to enforce. The house

will come to order displment in

today's effort - The member

for booth buy can sit down.

Harry Jenkins was losing

patience, even with his own.

The Prime Minister will come

back to the question. The Prime

Minister will not debate the answer.

arguing the case. The first MP

to be turfed in the new

parliament... The member for

Sturt will leave the chamber

for one hour. ... was

Christopher Pyne. For calling the Prime Minister hopeless.

He's obviously not going to

take any nonsense from either

the government or the

opposition. He will mend his

ways, I'm sure The Parliament

is still robust and I'm looking

forward to coming back. They will

will all return in a

fortnight. Home to mother.

A row has broken out between the government and the

Coalition over whether there

are enough Australian soldiers

fighting in Afghanistan. Opposition says it wants

another 360 troops sent in

response to pleas from a

digger, who claimed the death

of Lance Corporal Jared MacKinney last MacKinney last month could have

been avoided if there were

better support, more support

had been available. We will go

to that story in a little

while. Australian scientists

are about first trial that they hope will eliminate dengue fever. They

are releasing mosquitoes

infected with bacteria that makes it impossible disease to be passed on to

humans. 15 years of study and

research have led to a mosquito

infected with a bacterium

Wolbachia that means it can't pass on dengue fever The mosquito has been dengue's

biggest collaborator, now it

could be its assassin. When

the mosquitoes have the bacterium they are unable to

support the dengue fever growth

and can't transmit it between

people. An estimated 2.5

billion people are exposed

dengue fever every year and

thousands die. This trial in

Cairns is trying to establish a

way to eliminate it without

using pesticide, which the

mosquito can become resistant

to. This could be streaks

extremely helpful for a lot of

disadvantaged people in the

tropics. Scientists say in the laboratory the infected mosquitoes outbred and replaced other mosquitoes in

two months. The first goal is

to see how well the Wolbachia

bacterium is able to invade the

mosquito population. One woman

died and a thousand were

affected by dengue fever in

2008. If the ambitious

experiment works, the

anti-dengue mozzie could quench

the disease even when it's

brought in from overseas. When

people bring in dengue, it's swimming pool, it will go out instantly. The mosquitoes will

be released in Cairns in January, after that Vietnam.

Back to the story about the row

between the government between the government and the

opposition. Troop numbers in Afghanistan. Peter Lloyd

reports. Until now there has been bipartisan on how many Australian soldiers are fighting in Afghanistan. Now

this. We think the armed reson cans helicopters, some

artillery pieces are very important, some combat

engineers and mortar sections

are needed, because this is what the soldier complained about. That complaint was

email from a soldier who says

the death of Lance Corporal Jared

Jared MacKinney late last month

could have been prevented Australian troops had better

resources. The army has let us

down, it said, and I am

disgusted. There is an inquiry into the circumstances into the circumstances of Lance Corporal Jared MacKinney's

death. We should not disturb

that process or second guess.

All the matter that go to

alleged operational safety or

operational weaknesses will be

considered as part of that. The Prime

to explain why the call for

more troops is being made

before the report is out. We have relied on the advice of

the Chief of the Defence Force

that our troop

appropriate to get the mission done. If the Leader of the

Opposition is now formally

adopting a different policy in

an area of such significance and seriousness, I presume he

will announce his reasons and

what advice he has taken in

relation to it and spell in a great deal of detail for the Australian people. Soon,

parliament will debate Australia's involvement in the

war, a promise made by

when it was striking the

alliance with the Greens. Mr Speaker... In his maiden

speech, Tasmanian independent

MP Andrew Wilkie challenged the

accepted wisdom on why

Australia is involved. That we

must stay in Afghanistan to

protect Australia from

terrorism is a great lie,

peddled by both the government and the

clear signs of the anger in the

ranks over the charging of three soldiers involved in the

killing of six civilians in Afghanistan

Afghanistan early last Afghanistan early last year.

This man is a senior serving special force, commando.

Incensed is the word, I think

dismay, they feel a lit het

down, particularly the ones who have spent time there. I had

SMSes, where the contact is

unspeakable or inprintable, absolute believe it. The absolute anger, couldn't

believe it. The flee soldiers

will face court martial next

year. The National Gallery in

Canberra has undergone a massive facelift with an

works on show. The new space

puts Aboriginal art front and

centre and is expected to wow audiences from around the

globe. It's the home of the nation's art collection and

Australians can see it in a

whole new light. We have let

the sunshine into the National

Gallery of Australia. A new

par dame for the

anybody has a cliched view of

what Australian indigenous art

is, they only have to come here

and it will be and it will be exploded. Indigenous art has been

elevated to

level by the gallery. It is a

real milestone. It's almost

like we have been waiting

60,000 years for this moment.

There are 600 works and 11 new

galleries, organised by

geography and spanninging the

traditional and urban. Some of

it is quite confronting, and

that will surprise a lot of people. The works were ceremoniously sung into their

new home. On the day it opened into 1982, the National

Gallery was already too small

to house more than a fraction

of the correction and was

roundly critical for its

brutalist architectural style

The new wing is a breath of

fresh air, built from natural

materials from around Australia

around the displays are modern as the architecture.

Several sculptures were

commissioned to mark the

opening. It's a fair bet the

world will enjoy the show.

Not everyone is delighted with

that building. 'The Australian'

has an interesting comment from

Norman Day, well known

architect from Melbourne, who

started the debate about how

this very important building

should be extended. He

described it as not a good

building, a bit gutless. They

didn't go back to the architect, who put together the

very important building for the

extension, it was done by somebody else. The architectural argument will rage. What's rage. What's your verdict?

I've not seen it yet, so I will

hold fire. I need to spend some time

time aphave a walk around. It's

a really important collection,

and as Siobhan noted, so important important for many visitors

overseas to get a good sense of

the national collection. I will

hold fire on that. Okay. Some

won't. You are Breakfast, the top stories, Burmese officials say Aung San

Suu Kyi will be released after the country's elections next

month. Her lawyers are sceptical it will happen.

Speaker Harry Jenkins has expressed frustration with some

of the parliament's new rules.

American cooktor Tony Curtis

has decide of a heart attack

aged 85, during a 60 year

career he appeared in more than

120 fills, including the

classic 'Some Like It Hot'. Tributes have been flowing in

in for actor Tony Curtis. He

died of a heart attack, he was

85 years old, his widow says he

died peacefully. A great down

to earth guy, he loved all his

fans, and I appreciate

everybody who has been

contacting us. I know Tony

would appreciate it to know

that everybody around the that has loved him all these

years still loves him and will always think of him. He died peacefully peacefully here surrounded by

those who love him and have

been caring for him, in his bedroom where he loved to be

and hang out. I'm very happy

for that, happy we made the

decision to bring him home from

the hospital and let him be at

home and be peaceful. He fell

asleep and passed in his sleep.

How has his the last few months? He's been

in and out of the hospital, he

had COPD and very bad problems

from smoking. Quit 30 years

ago, but his lungs never

the way they should have, so he

was always fighting that. His

heart survived things that Tony

would say would have killed an

ordinary man, which is

absolutely true. But this time

his heart was ready to go and

be at peace. Jill Curtis

speaking about her husband Tony Curtis, who died aged 85. For

a look at the national papers

we are joined by Sally

Warhaft. What's on the top

much your list. The High much your list. The High Court

ruling in India of the Ayodhya, which happened overnight. Only

the 'Sydney Morning Herald' has

managed to even squeeze this in

on their front page. It's a

very big story that we heard a

lot about yesterday. It's a

situation where the news comes

in at the wrong time for the

daily print media, but 'Sydney Morning Herald'

squeezed it in, and all the

papers and ABC have got updated coverage on the web sought.

It's a very important story

would have been a big story

around the world, whether or not the Commonwealth Games were

on. It's an on. It's an interesting

decision. They have taken 18

years to decide whether this little plot of land in

little plot of land in the

north-eastern state of Uttar Pradesh belongs to Hindus or

Muslims. It caused a terrible

rioting, particularly in Bombay

rioting, particularly in Bombay in 1992, in 1992, and into 1993, and

thousands of people, mostly

Muslims, died. There was a

great fear, of course, that the

decision in this court ruling

could cause chaos, in the build-up to the

Commonwealth Games. At this

stage it looks pretty calm, which is terrific news. You have a personal connection? I

was in Bombay at the end of

those riots, there was still smoke coming out of the buildings, in 1993, early January, when the stock

exchange was blown up. I remember that time. It's a city

I know very well, I lived there I know very well, I lived there

and did my field work there for

my PhD. It was a city known as

the most cosmopolitan in India

and this is the least likely

place that these violent events

would happen. It's great that, so far, overnight, nothing

terrible seems to be happening.

The politicians, particularly the opposition BJP, have been declaring that people should accept whatever down. They have split it, one third to

third to the Hindus, a third to

the Muslims, and a third to a local Hindu group. How did

they do that, what was the

ruling based on? It's a 2,000-page report. Break it

down for us. I haven't read

it. I can't tell you what the

logic is. I'm sure anybody

would be able to put their...

Most of it goes to the Hindus? Yes. They have said that they

are convinced that it was the

site of a temple honouring the birthplace of Lord Ramah. It

is quiet tome, but coming 48

hours before the opening of the

equipment, and with so many

international visitors, those

unhappy with the decision

surely won't be able to resist

the temptation to make a very public statement about it.

That's right, the timing is astonishing. You think the court might have bit. Something that court might have held off bit. Something that has taken

18 years, and they decide to

make their declaration at this

moment. You are absolutely

right, the whole world is watching. We watching. We just hope that

things have changed and people will

will just continue to live and

pray side by side, as they have

had to do at that site for 18 years. Staying with the

Commonwealth Games, there's a

story in 'The Australian' you

want to look at. It was linked

to the arrival of the

baton, and the disappearance of half of the unpaid volunteers.

22,000 people - you remember Sydney, the great volunteer spirit, they have

tried to get this going in New

Delhi. They had 22,000 people

who turned up and were given

kits, outfits and the kits were

worth a bit of money. I think

12,000 rupees, which is a couple of hundred dollars

worth, they were given

outfits each. I think more than

10,000 have taken their kit and

run. I'm not sure where they think they are going with

them. The black them. The black market? For other volunteers to volunteer.

That's right. You can sell your

kit or go to some quiet little

Uttar Pradesh village, far away

from New Delhi, in your brand new sparkling Commonwealth

Games outfit. That's a shame.

Yes. There's all sorts fantastical things going on. We

have heard a lot about the

problems. But I'm interested in

a couple of the solutions that

the Games organisers are coming

up with, such common sense, the

concern about dengue fever,

which I have had - I got that

in Bombay many years ago, it's

no fun. But you have to be

unlucky to get it. They have

filled up the ponds in the

athletes village with fish, to

eat the lava, as they brought

in the big monkeys to scare

away the naughty little wild

monkeys. The monkeys would be scaring me away. I like these

really obvious solutions to

problems. Let's hope it all

goes well. We were mentioning

the opening of the new wing of

the National Gallery in

Canberra. The 'Canberra Times'

has put this on the front

page. They have, and the

'Sydney Morning Herald' gave it

a good splash, the new $100 million entrance. I

galleries showcasing indigenous

art than, around the Governor-General opened Governor-General opened it last

night. Also, the bold new look

on the front page of the the 'Mercury' for the Tasmanian

museum and art gallery. We had

an election campaign where arts

weren't mentioned, it was like

it didn't exist, and suddenly a

bit of revamping and sprucing

up some of the mu seems, and an

important opening in this case for the indigenous an interesting example of where

the Australian politicians and

the Australian peel are on two

separate tracks, no mention of it during the

Australians keeping turning up,

they buy tickets and queue up

all afternoon, and go to the

exhibitions and performances,

they don't need to be directed

by politicians, this know what

matters. Of course, in Europe, where I have just come back

from, the galleries there, they

are part of every day life and part of political life, in a really different way. The

indigenous art which is front

and centre, there's a permanent

fixture there? Yes, that's

terrific. I know the curators and directors are hoping that it

it will be the home of the indepins collection and the

indigenous people will see it

as a place to go themselves, to see their art collection. Sally, welcome back, have you back on board. Thank you. Looking at the sport headlines with Amy Bainbridge. Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador has

Contador has vowed to clear his

name after he was provisionally

suspended from the sport for failing a doping test. The

three-time Tour de France

champion has told a news

conference the small amount of

Clenbuterol found in his system

was due to food contamination.

A world anti-doping agency lab

in cologne found a very small concentration of the banned

substance in his Australian sample on 21 July, the day before the last stage of the

Tour de France. Contador has

been dismissive of the amount of Clenbuterol found. Diehard

fans have campeded out for

tickets to AFL's grand final rematch. Both sides have made

one change to their teams for

the deciderment Collingwood

dropped Leon Davis, who only

had of possessions when he

played his third grand final

last week. He has been relayed by Tyson Goldsack, and as expected ruckman Michael

Gardiner is out of the Saints team team because of a hamstring injury. He sat out of injury. He sat out of the

second half of last week's

match. Ben McEvoy has been

named to replace Michael

Gardiner in the ruck. A fan

from one of the clubs will toss the coin for tomorrow's rematch. To NRL grand final

news, the Dragons had their

last public training session yesterday, ahead of the

Sunday's decider. Hundreds of

red and white fanatics turned

out to support their side. The

Dragons will try to put a stop

to the Roosters dream of

fairytale climb from wooden

spooners to premiers. Next

hour we will speak to Brian

Canavan, former CEO of the

Roosters, to talk about the journey over the last 12

months. Thanks, aim my. A

look at the weather with

Vanessa O'Hanlon, and Vanessa,

you can give us an update of

what the footy fans will see in the weather this weekend.

Firstly, Melbourne, tomorrow afternoon, the rematch of awful grand final, sunny and 22, about the time the game starts.

Still ahead on News

Breakfast, Scott Morrison will

join us to discuss the lifting

of a freeze on processing Afghan asylum seekers, as we

all know, that's been seen as

the real reason why the detention centres around the

centre have been fill up,

because those people are not

being processed, and moved on

one way or the other. It's time to get the sandshoes on to

walk to work, if anyone wears sandshoes

sandshoes these days. We will speak to Harold Scruby from the Pedestrian Council of

Australia, in about 15 minutes, coming up after this short break. This Program is Captioned

Live. Burmese officials say they will release Aung San Suu

Kyi, but her lawyer has his

doubts. I tend to bleach what

I see the regime do, not what

they say they are going to do. Hollywood great Tony Curtis

dies at 85 years of age. He he died peacefully

died peacefully here,

surrounded by those who love him and have been him and have been caring for him. Spanish cyclist Alberto

Contador vows to clear his name

after failing a doping test.

Good morning, it's Friday, 1 October.

October. I'm Paul Kennedy. I'm Virginia Trioli. The top story on ABC News Breakfast,

Burmese officials say Aung San Suu Kyi will Suu Kyi will be released from detention next month as scheduled. Her lawyers say scheduled. Her lawyers say she is yet to sceptical about what is yet to be sceptical about what will

happen. The noble peace

laterate won the country's laterate won the country's last general election in 1990, but

spent most of the next

decades in detention after a

military coup. This morning her

lawyer said it's not the first

time officials have promised to

release her. Neither she nor

her lawyers have been told she

will be released, this is

information from a mid level government officials to media inquiries. In 2003, shortly after she was detained,

the Foreign Minister of Burma

said she would be we leased by

a date certain and she remained

in custody. Federal parliament

has had a new problems bedding

down its new recalls. Speaker

Harry Jenkins has expressed

frustration with aspects of the reforms. reforms. Liberals' Christopher

Pyne is the first MP to Pyne is the first MP to be booted out Prime Minister hopeless. Labor

bake the first government in

decades to lose a vote in the

house. A teenage boy is in a serious conditions in hospital

after being shot in the neck at

a tattoo parlour in Adelaide.

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is

warning the life of Ecuador's

president is in danger, in what

appears to be an attempted

coup. Troops have seized the

airport and stormed the Congress. The government declared a stoidge. Congress. The government has declared a stoidge. Police declared a stoidge. Police and

the army have been upset at

plans to cut their pay. A

disputed holy site in will be split between Muslims

and Hindus. Bloody riots

erupted in 1992 when about

2,000 people died. The court

ruling gives Hindus control of

the main disputed second.

Security forces are on high

alert but there have been no

reports of violence. Hollywood

cooktor Tony Curtis has died of

a heart attack at aged 85. In a career spanning

six decades, I starred in more

than 120 films and was

nominated for an Academy Award for h nominated for an Academy Award for

role in 'The Defiant Ones' with

Sidney Poitier. He is remembered

remembered for his role with Marilyn Monroe in 'Some Like It

Hot'. The country's federal politicians have survived their

first week in the new

parliament. For more, Melissa

Clarke joins us from Canberra.

Who was it hardest for, the

Speaker? We thought it might

be hardest for the MPs, either

the government or the

Coalition. They are both saying

they have had it pretty they have had it pretty good.

The opposition is lauding the fact it won a vote on fact it won a vote on the House

of Representatives for the

first time in decades. The government says it is showing

it can hold together a minority

government, with the independents looking

increasingly unhappy with the

Coalition. Both sides are not

too dissatisfied with the

seems to be most frustrated,

mostly because he is the one

who has to figure out how the

new spords, reforms to parliamentary procedure, are

going to work. He has to be the

arbiter of them. He was arbiter of them. He was saying yesterday in Question Time that

frustration came out, saying

that he wasn't part of the

elite three who put together

the reforms, clearly indicating

he thinks it would have worked

together if he had some input.

If we take that comment in combination with some remarks earlier in the week, that he

hoped the real story of the

last few weeks comes out, we

can take it that Speaker Harry

Jenkins is not the happiest man

at the end of the week. What about the MPs, Christopher Pyne

was turfed out yesterday. Have

they been curtailed and kept to

the questions and kept to the

answers, exactly as the

proposals in the reforms hope

to do? Not entirely. There to do? Not entirely. There are

two issues. The reforms that have been put in

place, Harry Jenkins has to

figure out precisely how to

interpret them, because the

standing orders run on a lot of precedent. Whoever Harry Jenkins - what decisions he

makes and how he interprets

things will build as time goes

on. He has to figure out what

he is prepared to consider as a

supplementary question which

will be allowed, but what to

rule is not a supplementary

question, what's just a

repetition or an opposition

member getting back up to than asking a legitimate supplementary question. That

will take some time. The other element is it wasn't a particularly fiery or feisty Question Time, but I don't

think it was the change to the

standing order, it was the

knowledge that if anyone got

kicked out they risked losing

number or a vote for their side

if an important division came

up later. That's probably what

curtailed some of the unruly

behaviour we are used to seeing, rather than the changes to the standing

Christopher Pyne being the

first to be turfed out, it was

only for an hour, but it was

interesting that he was happy

to praise Harry Jenkins after

that, saying he thought Harry Jenkins was

would be firm but fair, because no one wants to put Harry Jenkins offside. You can't

afford to. What are the two

leader up to in the next couple

of days? This is a time to

consolidate for both sides. The

first week was never going to get to the point of having

votes or divisions on serious legislation, although some interesting pieces were

introduced. We have a big move

for the Prime Minister. Come

Monday, she will head to Europe for the first time, with

Australia being involved in the

Asia-Europe meeting, the first big international friendship

for the Prime Minister sips

taking over. She will be

carefully scrutinised to see

how she handles it, because she

doesn't have a strong back

ground in foreign affairs,

whereas Kevin Rudd does and been quick to display that in his trip to the US last week.

The Coalition will be swotting ahead of the estimates

hearings, where they will get

the chance the chance to question both government Ministers and senior public servants about their

portfolio areas, so they will

need to bone up on their new

portfolios for those who have changed between now and then. Melissa Clarke, thank you.

We are being urged to leave the

car at home today and walk to

work. In its 12th year, to improve productivity through

better health. Harold scruby better health. Harold scruby is the CEO of the Pedestrian Council of

Council of Australia and joins

us from Sydney. Can you go back - at the start of

interview, and tell us what it

was like 12 years ago when Walk

to Work Day started? I guess

it's grown a lot since then.

Humble beginnings. We are

fortunate to get a little bit

of sponsorship. It started in

Sydney, with the lord mayor

walking with the head of the

RTA and a lot of other people. It's grown very strongly since.

Finally the word walk is coming

back into our language, after

50 years of car dependency.

How has it spread nationally

and how many people will be

involved today? We have had some of the biggest companies in Australia register,

including Westpac, Telstra, the

ABC, Rio Tinto, even the business council of Australia

has registered. We are very

excited about that, they are

encouraging their staff to get

out of their cars and walk. We

know a lot of people have

use their cars, so we are

asking them to walk at

lunchtime, walk upstairs, get

up from their desks and walk.

We are becoming the

nation in the world, which will

cost us all a lot of money in

another decade. It must be

disappointing for you to note

that, because these sorts of things are about raising

awareness and it seems a lot of

people aren't getting the fitness message. You are

right. You know , as a sports commentator, commentator, we are of spectators, not a nation of

participates. We