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nil, zip, zero tonight and tomorrow. So we had not get wild weather but we will get showers over the weekend. Ideal for this Daisy, not pleasant for Sunday's fun Ideal for this Daisy, not so

runners. Before we go a brief recap of our top story - the Prime Minister and the accused of misleading Treasurer tonight stand

Parliament. A Treasury official has contra Dicked did not Kevin Rudd's claim his office

friend of his secure stay with us for Stateline next. Enjoy your evening. Closed captions by CSI Block $1 million water bills and key programs have times and reports of doom and pruned, despite the difficult

gloom, the good. Chris, this gloom, the place still looks rainforest gully and it good. Chris, this is the

represents East Coast of Australia, going represents rainforests of the

all the all the way from Tasmania, This is one of the most right up to North Queensland.

identifiable parts of the botanic gardens, how place been affected by Obviously it's very water intensive? It does require more water than many other parts of the gardens. We've actually been able to implement computerised irrigation control system. This is Glass House. grown indoors, because they Glass House. These plants are

won't survive outside in the Canberra climate. We have ferns, palms, subtropical tropical plants and that is challenge, to be able to grow tropical plants and that is a

those plants in Canberra, so what our aim is, is to be able to look at other can grow these plants and have a more national approach. rock garden is another popular area within popular area within the National Botanic Garden. a little it allows us to grow a variety of plants. Is this still of place still as popular think so. It's one of the ever with kids and families? I

attractions along with the think so. It's one of the main rainforest gully in the people know this, even from rainforest gardens and many

childhood. It's behind scenes, that the big dry has childhood. It's behind the

done the real I done the real damage. Sometimes last six, seven a really amazing drought and that has had taken its Anne Duncan says some 20,000 the gardens. Garden's director

plants have died in the past five years - that's almost a fifth of the collection. It sounds like a disaster, many had actually reached sounds like a disaster, but

natural life span. Botanic gardens are really old institutions. At 40 years old, this gardens is really but other gardens are hundreds and there are even gardens going back thousands of years, so when you plant a plant it's not an insignificant decision. There has been a distinct decline in the number of plants. We are in drought, and it's not sensible lots of plants that need lots it's not sensible to put out

of water when you're in drought. And also because early on decided we needed to drought. And also because we

review our collection and wanted for the future. That really decide what plants we

review will produce a new the future of the management plan that will plot

the next decade the site. It's expected to be plans for degraded sections of released for public the end of the year and will released for public comment by

coincide with garden signage. I'm really

excited about the future and, we have some really positive people get the people here who are wanting to

We've actually had a consultation process with Canberra consultation process with the national Canberra community and also community in terms of how they national and international

see the gardens, like it to go into future. That future stability like it to go into the

this week. An agreement was received some rare good news

reached for the gardens to It could save $500,000 water from Lake Burley Griffin.

year. We've been thinking the best way to manage water supply for a long time, this really enables us, gives us a lot more flexibility and obviously is effective, so it's kind win-win, effective, so it's kind of a that Canberra its high-quality drinking on watering its high-quality drinking water water savings could on watering our plants. The

funning to retain key staff and help secure the site's place as a centre for science. Do you think it's still as highly regarded as it always was as a place for research in science. Certainly amongst academics little fluctuations, but the integrity of the collection is intact, so that's what's important to us. The gardens will announce a partnership program tomorrow involving Friends of the Gardens volunteer group. It feature a grant of $250,000 to study the impact of climate change on the alps. Part of change on the Australian about the seed project is by alps. Part of what's exciting having the Friends involved and the garden involved, we have opportunity to engage with the public otherwise have. So there's public that we wouldn't

positive news on water and science, but questions about the botanic place as part of Parkes Australia, and whether budget matches its budget matches its importance as Australia's living museum. Can you get the job done with what's been course, we'd always like to have some more resources, we're looking at using resource s that we have in efficient and resource s that we have in an

and using things like efficient and effective manner

technology and using things like latest support from the community is technology and... getting really useful for us. And a little bit is that we're in a town of public servants. We don't have those connection s that other botanic gardens have. reflect the community we sit in and that's a plus, but and that's a plus, but it also makes A shocking abuse of A shocking abuse of power, helping out a mate or standard procedure? Revelations at a Senate inquiry have spurned the most volatile confrontation to date between Kevin Malcolm Turnbull. Malcolm Turnbull. A short time ago, office says he stands by what he said to the Parliament. Michael Brissenden reports. An old Mazda ute, a car dealer, a long friendship, a Government finance plan, and of trouble. I'm a public servant, and I'm servant, and I'm basically in a situation that no servant should find him herself in and ah, I've very hard over a long time to build up trust within the department and, um, within my, um, ah relationships with... Sorry, Mr Grech. I want to continue. My understanding that the initial contact I had with respect to John Grant was from from the Prime Minister's office. Let me say in response to some of the insinuations which have been made by the Leader of the Opposition opposite. One, I have been advised that neither I nor my office has ever spoken to Mr Grant in relation to OzCar, two that neither I have made have made representations on his behalf. Three, that I not been aware of not been aware of any representations on his behalf made by anyone in Government, including Government, including the referral, referred to before by the Treasurer's office. we have instead here is the politics of fear on the economy being replaced by the politics of smear in this House. No, what we have now what we have now is a full-blown political crisis. The Opposition has been digging around in the relationship between the Prime Minister between the Prime Minister and his friend the car dealer John Grant for some weeks now. At the heart of this is whether Grant was given any special treatment in his attempt treatment in his attempt to secure emergency secure emergency finance from the scheme to keep his scheme to keep his business alive. As the Treasurer Parliament a few weeks office dealt with hundred of inquiries about the scheme from car dealers passed on by their local members. As yet, no money has been given to anyone under the OzCar scheme, but seems Mr a long-standing friend someone who has over the years also given also given the Prime Minister the use of an old Mazda ute the use of an old Mazda ute for political campaigning was at least signalled out from the pack for consideration. Was it indicated to you Mr Grech, that there was any particular interest, or that this man John Grant may be Grant may be particularly well-known to the certainly had the impression that he wasn't your average constituent. Godwin Grech is the Treasury official with responsibility for the OzCar scheme. Appearing at Senate Estimates inquiry is never easy for a public servant, but the Opposition has been on the attack. Reports had begun to surface of a heated change surface of a heated change at Wednesday's Mid Winter here at Parliament here at Parliament House between Malcolm Turnbull Kevin Rudd's economic Andrew Charlton, and today, the 'Daily 'Daily Telegraph' splashed with the news that the news that despite prime ministerial ministerial denials, there was a paper trail leading back to This morning, the Treasurer came out hard. Mr Turnbull must produce that evidence today, or apologise for and apologise for trying to smear the Prime Minister. But it was hard to see how much evidence the Government actually did want to surface during the extraordinary 2-hour grilling of the Treasury officials appearing before officials appearing before the Senate committee. Time and again, the Opposition senators asked questions directly to Mr Grech - the one man who would have seen any direct contact from the Prime Minister's office, and again office, and again and again, his superior stepped in with the dead bat. And senators tried to close the questioning down. Can I ask Mr Grech and, thank you for specifics - This is the question. As to the specific, Mr Grech, Mr Grech, can you tell us whether it was whether it was from Andrew Charlton to the knowledge, information, belief, recollection? Senator, and have just answered, have just answered, as I've just answer one question without your interference? Mr Grech answered a lot of questions and we are about to move on. Have you finished your you finished your answer? Yes, I have. Mr Grech - no, Mr Grech has a question to answer. No, no. Having eventually been eventually been forced to confirm that confirm that he did believe the representations came directly from the Prime Minister's office, but that the seen could no longer be Mr Grech was Mr Grech was then asked to confirm confirm that the correspondence he'd seen had, in fact, come from the Prime Minister's economics advisor Andrew Charlton. An overwrought Mr Grech finally found a Grech finally found a form of words that cover. I have to defer to the seniority... For Godwin Grech this had been a gruelling unwilling participant in an extraordinary political drama. Less than an hour later, Malcolm Turnbull was bluntly calling and the Treasurer to resign. The Prime the Treasurer have offices and taxpayers' resources to seek advantage for one of their one of their mates and then lied about it to the Parliament. This is a shocking abuse of power and a betrayal of public trust. If the Prime Minister and the Treasurer can't immediately justify actions to the Australian people, they have no to resign. Late this afternoon, the Prime Minister's office said Mr Rudd stood said Mr Rudd stood by everything everything he said to Parliament. No doubt, he'll be asked to say a few more things about it all when Parliament resumes next week. The neat gardens in suburban streets of Canberra are a world away from the But doctors are in demand everywhere, and a team of specialists from John James Hospital Hospital made the trek north recently to do their bit in the bush. It was a culture bush. It was a culture shock for the orthopaedic surgeons who volunteered a good cause. Danielle a good cause. Danielle Parry reports. This will be my first time to go up there, and I really don't know what really don't know what to expect. Teams of expect. Teams of doctorses, anaesthetists and nurses fly to Katherine 300 kilometres south-east of Darwin. south-east of Darwin. They spend a week based at the busy hospital, which covers 20,000 people across a vast swathe of the Top End. Can you the Top End. Can you bend your elbow up and down for me? Paul Smith normally spends his time in a state-of-the-art medical facility here in Canberra dealing with broken bones from major traumas, but the Top End will be very different. We're very different. We're very lucky living in a place like this where we've got lots of things... machines that go beep and things and have got all apparatus of the first and so I think it's incumbent upon us to try and upon us to try and contribute to places less fortunate. to places less fortunate. The John James Foundation is trying to provide or supplement to provide or supplement the existing services to Katherine. So far we've done So far we've done around about 300 consultations while we're there, about 100 operations during the course year. It's been the tir year. It's been the tir ranny of of distance and people suffer because of lack of access quality health care. This Aboriginal community is 600 kilometres from the nearest hospital and a world away from nation's kament. Come on in, let's have a look at you. The doctors spend time at the local clinic seeing patients and scouting scouting for surgical candidates who face a long wait face a long wait for operations. You're operations. You're a keen football supporter? Tell me what happened to your hand. Fighting. What You punched someone, where You punched someone, where did you hit 'em? This man is bad way. He has infection in both his hands and has glass in his foot. Within hours, the surgeons are scrubbing up ready to whisk the patient into surgery. He's got surgery. He's got a laceration with with pus in the joint of his left little going to open that and wash it there, he stepped on some and it was cleaned out in emergency and it looks like there's stuff left it's oozing stuff. We're going to take this out. What this guy needs is a few days treatment. They clean the wound in his foot, and then in his foot, and then move onto his hands. It hasn't gone into the joint with this, which is Lots of people here are reluctant to go to town, if they need to and even if people can it causes a lot of disruption disruption for them and their families. Lionel Wilson wasn't looking forward to travelling all the way all the way to Katherine just to get an X-ray on his but after seeing but after seeing the orthopaedic surgeons, he's convinced it's him to go. Bus trip into town... just go in for an X-ray and all that, they'll try and straighten it up for me and be in a sling for probably six weeks. Further north, many of the patients are old stockmen years. My leg get The knee's pretty badly The knee's pretty badly worn out. Surgery isn't an option for the older gentleman because of his age and other medical conditions, but doctors conditions, but doctors have found a few younger patients in need of their expertise. We've got a couple of young guys who are keen sportsmen who've hurt their knees playing football and basketball and Dr Burns and myself do a Dr Burns and myself do a lot of knee surgery, so we'll be able to provide them reconstructive surgery and reconstructive surgery and get them back on the track for next year. How old are you? 7. The doctors think a lightweight mobile X-ray machine would be an asset in the bush and they've resolved to make it happen. It would save a great deal of diagnostic doubt and prevent people coming prevent people coming hundreds of kilometres just for privilege of having an X-ray. It really doesn't It really doesn't make any sense when you see the cost involved. We have various fundraising throughout the year in Canberra fundraising functions

haven't got anything earmarked and I think this year coming we

for and that might be a new X-ray for the money we raise there,

machine. The trip's eye-opener for machine. The trip's been an but they're keen to return one of the John Foundation's many future visits one of the John James

to the region. It is challenging, but away having enjoyed feeling like they've done some away having enjoyed it and

good. From doctors going bush, to a teacher doing the same, and taking up a post at remote outbreak school. This time, the story is fiction. The film 'Wake in Fright' was the first major role the first major role for Jack Thompson and the last for Chips Rafferty. It's enjoyed extraordinary reputation in the four decades since it was made, partly for its brutal storyline, partly storyline, partly because Australians felt it did the country an injustice and partly because the original went missing, and there was a went missing, and there was

mystery to solve. now been found the National Film and Sound Archives, and is ready for a whole new audience to Its Canadian whole new audience to view. Kotcheff has been in town to mark the me and he said to me "No mark the occasion. He came to

film, it needed to be Australian could have made this

outsider like yourself". I see that Australians don't see things about Australian life

it's always the way. a lot of things but an outsider says a lot of things for granted,

but an outsider says "Oh, that's interesting". lot of time going lot of time going around, going to to pubs, RSL clubs, talking to people, drinking with the people, drinking with the men up there and it interesting. I interesting. I mean, for example, people wanted to fights with me. Mind fights with me. Mind you, it was the '60s right and I had a handlebar moustache and down to here, right? course, you go down to here, right? So, of

where they look askance at course, you go into these pubs

Fighting was a kind of a where they look askance at me.

pastime, and "Come on, fight me". I say "Mate, I've got no quarrel with you, and I'm looking for one". "Come on, let's fight". I rapidly discerned, they didn't want to hit me, they wanted me them. hit me, they wanted me to hit outnumber the women three one and there were no so the only way you fleshly contact was to have somebody fit you. It curious. I tried to get that in the film, where Dick and Joe fight and they're all rolling around each other around each other - just that violence. I went into a pub in the middle of nowhere, a shot in the film of a pub with a big beer bottle on top of it. That was a real of it. That was a real place right in the middle I walked in and it was a Sunday and it was about 30 men inside, women were outside in the cars, and the men were inside getting drunk. There drunk. There was a kind of tremendous loneliness persuaded tremendous loneliness that the lives of the persuaded the characters and

oppressive. I felt it there. It was certainly very

strongly. Bobby Lyn who was oppressive. I felt it very

one of the producers of the film asked me in 1966 he "Do you think we could find the negative?" Through skullduggery we found a print thanks to the director of the

this print repatriated Dublin film festival. We got Dublin film festival.

eventually, but it was so scratched and with it, we couldn't do anything in scratched and with splices in

it. 1998 we located the negative at the Bonding Customs' warehouse at Customs in Heathrow. I as I got into the as I got into the hotel he said "I'm terribly "I'm terribly sorry, it left for Pittsburgh last for Pittsburgh last week" " Why?" Why?" "Our company's in liquidation and we had to liquidation and we had to send negatives negatives of everything we had off to Pittsburgh". I'm glad they didn't the negative was lost. never told me that they couldn't find negative, 'cause I think I would have had a nervous breakdown. This is one of my favourite flments and I proud of the think I'm very -- films and I'm

the idea that it would be lost proud of the achievement, and

and gone forever would fill me with horror, gloom and They finally tracked it down to with horror, gloom and despair.

a warehouse in Pittsburgh and it was scheduled, because all of the boxes and the films and negatives was for incinerated and it was going to the Pittsburgh garbage dump and

be gone forever. Thanks to Meg here at the archive in Canberra and Megan lease at Oz film, they arranged for for the freighting to Canberra. It was one of the moments in archiving where you think "Yes, that's one of the reasons we're here". Finding the film was a Finding the film was a huge adventure, understanding what needed to be done was and ultimately, with the digital work that was a frame by frame by frame job. It very interesting at the screening the other night, there was a lot in the audience. They really liked the film and also, saw the humour of it a lot more liked the film and also, they

intensely than the original audience. the stars of the film said to audience. Jack Thompson one of

me, somebody got up at one of the is not us". Let's have a drink. the screenings and said "That

Who's your mate? This is and Joe. Oh, you're an ignorant ignorant bludger. G'day. Looking at it now 38 years later, I'm surprised that there was nothing in it I wanted trim or cut. You're new, trim or cut. You're new, are you? Yes. I've always said you? Yes. I've always said that it's the best film yet Australia. What do directors... they came directors... they came to me and said "You inspired and said "You inspired the Australian film renaissance". We thought you could terrific films about Australian life and Australian people. And so it was very pleasing to me that I inspired terrific directors to do the great work that they did. great work that they did. You can see 'Wake in Fright' exclusively at the Arc at the National Film and Sound exclusively at the Arc Theatre Archives throughout July. That's our program for another week. We'll look forward to your company next week. Until then, goodbye.

This program is not subtitled Welcome to Collectors. and this is a very famous sword. I'm Andy Muirhead, the most swashbuckling Australian It belonged to Errol Flynn. ever to have swashed a buckle, when he was a kid. He played with this where did HE get it from? The question is, You'll find out tonight. THEME MUSIC EXCITING MUSIC 'We celebrate Errol's 100th birthday, Gordon samples some Eastern delicacies, you'll meet the train collector that finds trains on tracks boring, and hands on wands - it's Harry Potter!' Evening, guys. ALL: Hello. Are you guys big Harry Potter fans? Oh, yes. Yeah. No, I'm not. I've tried reading them... If you have children, you have to read these books to them, and so you get to like it. They're well written. I guess so.

a coffee shop in Edinburgh I actually used to go to

one of my mates' sisters owned,