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we couldn't have a funeral. We just had to do something, mate,

No body, no nothing. The few little bones they've got to be powdered up into paste they had to send to England for trying to get DNA properly, you know. which they couldn't, put it in the park I made a table, a chair thing with a plaque with his name on it. Memory plaque.

It's all I could do. Do you feel any sense of closure now? Probably not. when I look in the football It's a silly thing, mate, who look like Anthony. I look in the crowd and see people You're still always hoping you know. that he's still alive somewhere,

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North Korea he had just negotiated. whose release from detention in ABC's headline funny. I guess some people might find the I reckon it's a sleazy impertinence. I'm Jonathan Holmes. Welcome to Media Watch. two huge stories this week - One newspaper broke on the same day.

to Paul Maley Godwin Grech's confession The Australian last Tuesday morning. led the early editions of to a sidebar by an even better story: But in late editions, it was pushed was published The debate about when that story published at all, and whether it should have been has raged all week.

Police raids on the alleged plotters in the Melbourne suburbs. started at 4:30 in the morning Chief Commissioner, Simon Overland, But according to Victoria Police hours earlier. that edition was on the streets This, in my view, risk to the operation, represents an unacceptable risk to my staff, represents an unacceptable that I take extremely seriously it's a risk and it's cause for great concern.

Mitchell, fired back the same day. The Editor-in-Chief of The Oz, Chris

attack on the paper was a case of: And he added that Mr Overland's Mr Overland responded. The following morning, I have a law-enforcement officer yesterday morning. who bought the paper at 1.30am

was delivered I have advice that the paper at 2am yesterday morning. to the AFP headquarters centre had the paper at 3am. I have confirmed that the operation did some digging too. The news website, Crikey,

was actually sold, Perhaps no more than one copy was on sale in Melbourne but it seems the relevant edition long before the raids took place. of the AFP Acting Commissioner, Tony Negus, last Tuesday too seemed to be flagging had reneged on a deal. that The Australian that that was published As Simon has said it's unfortunate of the warrants. before the execution later in the morning. We expected that that would be So was The Australian out of line? Let's go back a step. The Australian's Cameron Stewart No-one disputes that about the alleged terrorist plot was leaked information several days earlier.

of Thursday the 30th, On the afternoon

to run the story next day. he told the AFP he intended to hold off publication. The AFP asked The Australian to hold off for, So the paper agreed well it was five days in the end, but we just agreed to hold off

the green light to publish. until the AFP gave us that night.. Furthermore, said Stewart, extraordinary lengths The paper went to

of Melbourne as late as possible. to ensure that it hit the streets Editor-in-Chief, Chris Mitchell, paper's negotiations with the AFP: has told Media Watch that in the

on the other hand, the AFP told them: According to the Victoria Police, couldn't have printed the story The Australian has told us that it and still got it into the paper. any later that morning it wouldn't have agreed to a deal And clearly, altogether. that meant losing its scoop that the AFP was happy The Australian has claimed all week

was implemented. with the way the agreement has congratulated the paper Commissioner Keelty, it says, on its handling of the story. Australian was equally complimentary And on Saturday, the Weekend about Acting Commissioner Tony Negus:

like The Australian. Stakeholders, we assume,

gave a statement to Media Watch But a few hours ago the AFP the Australian's attitude. that might change the paper's account. It directly contradicts

it says... The AFP was given to understand the statement continues, And Tony Negus,

shares Simon Overland's concern...

is that the Federal Government The upshot of all this restrictions is thinking of imposing yet more on national security. on how the media cover stories The Australian says that would be... A protocol? would no doubt agree. Most media organisations

this informal agreement caused, But given the confusion and angst the media may find itself overuled. other big story of the week. And now back to the Oz's Six weeks ago, Media Watch asked Steve Lewis, whether News Ltd reporter, Godwin Grech's infamous fake email, who first published the words of

still had a duty to protect a source

misinformation. which seemed to have fed him of The Australian last week, But in his statement to Paul Maley Godwin Grech outed himself. Steve Lewis gave us his version. Next day,

of a disclosure. Well, by then it wasn't much his dealings with the Opposition. But Lewis still won't talk about that he passed on the wording It seems certain to Senator Eric Abetz, of the email to a Senate Committee. who then read it out

had already been shown the email But did Lewis know that Abetz by Godwin Grech himself? What was going on? has simply told Media Watch: To all such questions, Steve Lewis Steve Lewis's role in this extraordinary affair has been subjected to little scrutiny by his colleagues. The games that journalists and politicians play in Parliament House are, it seems, off limits.

Yet the day after the Federal Police revealed that the email was a fake, The Daily Telegraph thundered:

Well, that's a bit rich,

coming from the newspaper which was conned by Godwin Grech just as comprehensively as Turnbull himself. In his press conference last Tuesday, Malcolm Turnbull said this: We relied in good faith on statements made to us by Mr Grech, a senior and well regarded public servant. And the next morning, Steve Lewis wrote this:

Can you spot the difference? I can't. Perhaps the Tele should review its methods, before getting stuck into the Opposition's. And there's one other matter. At that same press conference, Malcolm Turnbull insisted that: No accusation against the Prime Minister was made either by Senator Abetz or myself until after Mr Grech had given his sworn testimony in the Senate. Sworn testimony. He said it over and over. I expressly relied solely on the sworn evidence given by Mr Grech before the Senate. Mr Turnbull's been talking about Grech's "sworn testimony" for weeks. And he isn't alone. On July the 4th, Steve Lewis wrote this about Godwin Grech:

At least ten other senior political reporters have also said that Grech gave sworn testimony to the Senate. Indeed, I said the same thing myself six weeks ago. Now let's be clear. We don't know if it was Godwin Grech who read out the email to Steve Lewis. Grech has denied it, on oath. Well, we now know that in denying it, Grech was lying to the Committee. That might lay him open to a charge of contempt of the Senate.

But he wasn't on oath. The office of the Clerk of the Senate tells Media Watch

that with the exception of the Privileges Committee... A viewer alerted us to my mistake and we corrected our transcript online weeks ago. But despite nearly two months of intensive coverage of this affair, nobody in the Parliamentary press gallery has so far picked up on it. Godwin Grech has never given sworn testimony about the Utegate affair. If Malcolm Turnbull and Steve Lewis had known that, perhaps they both would have been a bit more cautious. Now, here's a story from Ten News in Brisbane calculated to send viewers clicking onto the nearest properties for sale website. House prices have experienced their strongest growth since before the economic downturn and while Brisbane's growth is only half the national average

for the past quarter, experts say it's a good time to buy. Scott Beveridge's story laid it on thick.

Investor, Jed Dziuma, has bought himself 2 properties during the financial crisis. He says conditions have never been better. I've just bought another one last week and a couple of my friends are locking in loans for the next 4 or 5 of years. It's not surprising Jed Dziuma is seen leafing through the catalogue

at a real estate agent.

Because it turns out that he's a: at An auctioneer in Ten's story was just as keen for us to get back into the market. I think this is probably the safest time for people, in the probably the last 10 years to buy property. I think it's a very safe, non-volatile market.

And who is auctioneer Haesley Cush? Well, he's "investor" Jed Dziuma's boss, the: at

Scott Beveridge hadn't finished yet. He had yet another "investor" in his yarn. Towards the end of last year I found it was looking as a good time to buy and now I'm holding off a bit to see what's going to happen. So, what do we know about "investor" Hayden Mollard?

Go on, you've already guessed, haven't you? That's right. He's a: at Yes, it's the Ray White New Farm trifecta. Not one of them declared. Ten says the reporter stuffed up: But, News Director Ross Dagan adds: Sorry, Ross. We've got more bad news. 'Investor' Hayden Mollard told Media Watch:

Looks like Ten News should be reviewing its methods too. That's it for this week. For more on tonight's stories or to leave us a tip, visit our website. Until next week, goodnight. Closed Captions by CSI

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Good evening. Melbourne

Storm star Greg Inglis has been Storm star Greg Inglis has been

stood down from his club pending a police investigation.

It's alleged the 22-year-old

assaulted his girlfriend in the

early hours of Sunday morning.

He's been bailed to face court

again on Wednesday. More than

40 people have been killed in a

spate of bombings in Iraq. The

worst attack was in a town east

of Mosul, where two truck bombs

exploded. In Baghdad, twin car

bombs went off, as labourers gathered to

gathered to look for work.

Doubts have been cast over the

Opposition's carbon trading

scheme. Malcolm Turnbull says

his alternative would double

Labor's emissions target at

less cost. But the Government

has dismissed it, saying

concessions for the electricity

sector could mean higher prices

for consumers. And, Australia

is looking after some of the

world's great masterpieces. The National Gallery in Canberra has secured the loan from the Musee D'Orsay in from the Musee D'Orsay in Paris, which is undergoing

renovations. And while the Van

Goghs and Cezannes have been almost impossible to insure,

the gallery says that allowing

Australians to see the works at home, is priceless.

More news on 'Lateline' at

10:30.

This programme contains some strong language. My name is Sam Tyler. I had an accident and I woke up in 1973. Was I mad? In a coma? Or back in time? Whatever had happened, it was like I'd landed on a different planet. If I could figure out why I was here then maybe I could get back home. Yeah, whatever. That is so lame. Return the classified document, thank you. What did Evan get you for your birthday, Molls?

A Blackberry. I'll get some more while you're at school and you can make a birthday crumble. Did your dad manage to... No. He's in Canada with Judy. So, this guy, Taylor... Tyler. He died. April, last year. Schizo? Delusional? What's the German one? Is he going in the book? Oh, DCI Tyler's getting a book all to himself.

'Charlie 75 to DI Drake.' Roger that. 'South Bank, outside Tate Modern.' 'Gunman has taken female hostage. Trojan units are assigned. Over.' Shit! Pass me the thing. I'll do it! SIREN BLARES OK. Hold on.

OK. Now stay put, sweetheart. Mum, don't go. Start talking, Sergeant. IC1 male, Arthur Layton. He may be on drugs. He's taken a hostage. He might do anything. I'm taking my daughter to school, she's in the car. You can't expect... He asked for you by name, ma'am. What? He says he'll shoot her if you won't talk to him.

No! Armed response? On their way. Excuse me. Excuse me, please. You stop there! You asked to speak to me, Arthur. I'm DI Alex Drake. I know who you are. You stop staring at me, I don't like it! OK, I'll avert my eyes. And if you let this young lady go, we can discuss... Discuss what?! That I'll kill her, yeah? I'll kill you! Do you understand? Come here. You come here. Now, get over here. Now!

Marksmen, hold your fire. Hostage negotiator approaching subject. I repeat, hold your fire. I help people, Arthur. I help people who are trapped. I help them to find an escape route. You stop looking at me! I don't like it.