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(generated from captions) Expect a meltdown. The PM lights a

Labor Party fuse by saying she

wants Australia to start selling

uranium to India. Good morning.

Welcome to ten's early news.

Also this morning, four Spanish

nationals face life in prison after

Federal Police make the fifth

history. biggest cocaine bust in Australian

In sport, some of golf's biggest

names descended on Royal Melbourne

ahead of this week's President's Cup.

In finance, consumers continue to

reign in credit debt T number of

card ts has fallen for the first time ever.

The Prime Minister is set to a --

announce a reversal of the uranium

policy. Julia Gillard will appeal

to ALP Party members next month to

support uranium exports to India.

It's only four years since the

Government reversed a similar

coalition policy because India was

ProliferationY. not part of the Nuclear Non-

-- non- Non-proliferation Treaty.

She is preparing for the visit of

Barrack Obama. Julia Gillard claims

the APEC meeting was a success

environment. especially for trade and the

In the middle f of the Blue Pacific claims of a green breakthrough.

APEC has broken into a new frontier

and that is the frontier of green

growth. More than half the world's

economy represented here has agreed

to drop its energy intensity 45% by

2035. We will collaborate to reduce

energy intensity stkphrfplt that

includes China and the US, though

targets already announced. targets the Green sais it is nothing beyond

One guaranteed change, the end of

the silly shirts ritual in the

final APEC leaders photograph, to

the relief of the Prime

If that is disappointing, there is

this, a family gathering of the

APEC leaders as teddy bears, in

some cases a terrifying likeness.

bear No surprise of that, Hawaii's teddy

bear museum put in a lot of work.

It was her waistline, suelt, chin

line, the forehead and the earrings,

I think she came out the best.

The real Prime Minister was worried

about her hair in the final

photograph. Once again her good

friend saved her blushes. I got to

worry about mine, too. The two

leaders meet again in Canberra

tomorrow before further talks on

regional defence issues. Saturday in Bali discussing

Four Spanish nationals face life in

prison after Federal Police made

the fifth biggest cocaine bust in

Australian history. The nine month

investigation resulted in a ser

an seizure of 300 kgs of cocaine with

Huge an estimated value of $78 million.

homes. Huge sums were uncovered if two

We're counting that at the moment,

up to about $3.5 million and going.

Police say the cocaine was heed for

Sydney. They say the arrests will

supply. have a major impact on the city's

Every house and contents insurance

flood policy will now include mandatory

flood cover but it's not clear if

that means premiums will rise. The

Federal Government Insurance Review Panel made the recommendation.

Cover will be mandatory, but

homeowners can choose to opt-out if

they don't need it. If they don't

price need flood cover then obviously the

price of their policy will be less

than if they do need it. The

Government is looking into

discounted pref yums for homeowners

in high risk ear -- premiums for

homeowners in high-risk areas.

Adelaide's Zoo has been given a

lift. Westpac has written off more

than two-thirds of its debt in

return for long-term uponorship.

Taxpayers will tip in $2.6 million

and yearly lump sum payments to

help with loan repayments. Also the

zoo's management has not ruled out

selling land to offset the debt.

There have been more deadly clashes

between security forces and pro-

democracy demonstrators in Syria.

Unverified footage shows gunfire.

The clashs in Syria claimed at

least 3500 lives in eight months.

The Arab League will hold an

emergency meeting tomorrow. The

league suspended Syria and is

end the crackdown. pressureing the Asaad Government to

Sport: some of golf's biggest names

descended on Royal Melbourne ahead

of the President's Cup. While the

official competition doesn't start

until Thursday, the mind games have.

A friendly handshake as the

President's Cup rivals came

together while Greg Norman was busy

talking up home course advantage.

The Americans were making the most

of their time on the greens. This

is my first Cup. I'll looking

forward to it. You learn from the

guys and bond and become better

competing friends. Team-mate David Toms is

competing in his fifth, he hopes

that Tiger is the American wildcard.

I'm glad he's playing well. He's a

great addition to the team when he

is playing good golf. I'm sure he

wouldn't say he's playing his best

but he is getting back to where he

wafpbts to be. KJ Choi is one of

three Koreans. First time in

Melbourne. The Royal Melbourne Cup

is very nice. One American who

won't be taking part is John Daly,.

The controversial golfer says he's

embarrassed by the meltdown at the

Open. No doubt I regret it happened,

for the fans and the Australian

Open I apologise for it. But it

wasn't one of those upset-type

deals. But golf's Wild Thing has no

plans to give the game away.

Rugby league, and Des Hasler thaz

started work at the Bulldogs, six

weeks after coaching the Sea Eagles

to their eighth Premiership. He

appeared in blue and white and

admitted he has not come to terms

with his departure from Manly. It's

been difficult, let's been honest,

for all parties. Been a bit

unfortunate. It was unexpected, the

circumstances. Canterbury Chief

Executive Todd GreGreenberg --

Greenberg was there.

Training on enemy territory at

add Victoria Park, Hird says he will

the draft. add further height to his squad at

We would like to have a fourth

ruckman. I think you need four guys

injuries, to play in a ruck, depending on

position, injuries, in such an important

position, we will look at that. Key

forward Michael Hurley is three

weeks away from full training as he

recovers from a foot injury.

Now for the finance. For the first

time ever, Australians turning

their back on the plastic. I'm not,

yesterday. I got stuck into Christmas shopping

Consumers continue to say no to

debt. The average credit card group

rose 1.5%, the slowest on record.

According to Reserve Bank figures

the number of credit card accounts

fell in September for the first

time in records going back 70 years.

Having said that each of us still

owes on average $3, 200 on oo each

card, down $10.30 last year. The

number of transactions was over 15%

in September on a year ago. The

been supported. been reserve Reserve Bank's decision has

It was down 6.2% to $53.3 billion.

It was a reversal of the 5.1% rise

the month before. One encouraging

sign - housing borrowing was up,

the sixth straighten crease. barely, by 0.6 of a%, but that was

It's revealed NAB Chief Executive

Cameron Klyne was paid $2.7 million in

in cash and the rest in what he

calls short term incentives and

shares. It makes him the poor

cousin, well short of the $12.5

million earned by the Commonwealth

Bank CEO and $10 million by the ANZ

Mike Smith has to scrape by on and

the comparatively modest $9.8

million a year earned by Gayle Kelly.

Shares have fallen due to Euro-own scepticism.

-- Eurozone scepticism.

Now the papers: the Herald Sun

reports two mothers will bury their

children side by side. They were

killed in separate road accidents.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports a

jury found former marine Walter

Marsh guilty of murdering Sydney nurse Michelle Beets.

According to the Age Julia Gillard

will back her confidence vote on

gay marriage but wants Opposition

to stay within the ALP platform.

And the Advertiser says over 50

tonnes of chemicals were added to water

water to make it safe because of waste from flood waters.

It should be more bearable after the the scorcher.

And the Federal Government will

bring down a mini budget t first

time any government has done that

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A welcome cool change for Sydney

after the swerlting 37 yesterday.

Temperatures soared making it the

hottest day in Sydney since February.

The hot north westerlies were so

strong they capped the sea breeze

allowing the temperature for the

city and suburbs to get higher.

It was 13 above the November

average, but just short of the 42

degree record set back in 1982.

Tears and frustration from

residents of Newcastle north of

Sydney in a community meeting last

night to discuss their fear of

living next to the leaking Orica

plant. They are demanding the plant be

be shut down permanently.

One after the other, concerned

Stockton residents addressed the

MPs. Keith Craig fought back tears,

telling the MPs his son still had

not bought his new granddaughter to

visit him because of the toxic

plants. This presented our son and

daughter in law who live in Sydney

of bringing their new granddaughter

to Stockton. Their storys are

different, but they all expressed

fear for their families. Residents

vented their frustrations to the

committee investigating the leak at Orica's plant.

Perhaps the rule should be that the

Chief Executives, Chief Safety

Officers and vierltal people

involved in these businesses --

environmental people live on site

with their families. (APPLAUSE)

Residents are pap pi -- happy the

plant was shut down but say it's

not enough. I hope this inquiry

really takes to heart what people

in all of this area are saying and

shut them down, once and for all.

Some are asking for an independent

inquiry into the chemical giant's operation.

After months of uncertainty,

Victoria has a new Chief Police

Commissioner. Ken Lay was up

against 15 other candidates from

interstate and abroad. From reluctant candidates to can

tender for Chief Commissioner Ken

Lay used his first public address

to call for a united leadership.

First priorities will be to develop

a leadership group that is united,

loyal, and instills confidence in

our people and the broader

community. The 55-year-old won the

job after five months acting in the

position. The moist im-- most

important thing for me is to ensure

I had my family support and

colleagues. The Police Association

welcomed the appointment of a

Victorian to the role T union

offers some advice to the new chief

when it comes to politics and policing.

There's no place for politics in

policing. It's about serving the

community of Victoria. The Police

Minister thinks the new top cop

will steer clear of politics. I

have great confidence that Ken Lay won't

won't encounter those matters. Ken

Lay rose through the ranks under

Labor Governments.

A mini budget to slash Federal

spending will be unveiled. It's the

first in 20 years. The Prime

Minister insists it will not target working working people.

Wayne Swan's been acting Prime

Minister for four days. But he will

have his Treasurer's hat back on to

deliver a mini budge net two weeks.

You should expect in the mid-year

economic and fiscal outlook to see

more of the budget discipline we've

shown in the past. Mr Swan says

APEC ministers believe the lesson

of Europe is to take the tough

decisions early. He will unveil big

spending cuts in his mid-year

review getting a six-month start on

savings. Julia Gillard says it will

safeguard working people. Through

services like our aspiration for a

National Disability Insurance

Scheme, that we're not leaving

people behind. Ministers tight-

lipped. I won't be speaking in any

way whatsoever about any budget

measures. Any bitter medicine could

snuf out what looks like the

beginnings of a Labor recovery in the the polls.

The Treasurer says belt-tightening

should allow the Reserve Bank to

cut interest rates further.

The Federal Government has moved to

take some of the confusion out of

flood insurance. It's negotiated a

standard definition of the word

"flood". It is welcomed in

Queensland. Brisbane residents are

told to use as much water as they want

want to lower the Wivenhoe Dam level.

There's a big wet headed for

Brisbane and it's manmade. From

this morning until Sunday week

residents are invited to turn on

the taps to waste water. That means

households can undertake those irregular activities, like washing

the house, that may be wanted in

the lead-up to Christmas. In reality

reality it will make little

difference from the amount of water

that must be drained from Wivenhoe

to decrease it to 75%. The amount

is in the order of 50,000

megalitres. If everyone used an

extra 20 litres per person, per day

it would be 1,000. So it is a

fraction of the water. Because it's

been treated, you still have to pay

for it. Meanwhile recommendations

from the Government's Insurance

Review Panel means when it comes to

flood claims, everyone will be

treated the same. Flood cover will

be mandatory in every house and contents contents policy. The

A standard definition will go a

long way to resolving the confusion.

At the end of the day with the

common definition, flood will be flood.

It's a shame it took the heartache

of thousands for commonsense to finally prevail.

Rugby league and Des Hasler has

begun his tenure at the Bulldogs

following his ugly split from Manly.

The former Sea Eagles coach is settling in, despite fresh wounds.

It's a sight that may take a little

getting used to. Des Hasler in the

blue and white of Canterbury. This

morning was probably like starting

a first day at school. Incred pli this

this was Des Hasler six weeks ago.

The off season at Brooke veil

resulted in his sacking for breach of contract.

Only now is he smiling again. It's

been difficult. It's been difficult for

for all parties. It's been

unfortunate. It was unexpected. The

Bulldogs dismissed claims by Manly

they were using Hasler to recruit

players, but have not ruled out a

future raid on the Sea Eagles'

roster. He will assess the salary cap

cap going forward. Disappointed.

But a good thing for the club. Put the club before myself.

AFL and Geelong forward Steve

Johnson is recovering from the knee

injury that nearly put him out of

this year's grand final. Take k

time out to play in a charity golf

tournament alongside the likes of

John Daly. Johnston tested out huss

knee. While it's improving he

admits it may affect his campaign.

To be honest I don't do too much

running up until Christmas time,

January and February.

Johnson is due to start training at

the end of the month.

And John Daly could be sanctioned

as early as today for his meltdown

at last week's Open. The popular

figure wasn't hard to find in

Melbourne and he was up front about

what happened on that 11th hole at

the Lakes where he hit 7 balls in

the water before storming off.

You again adrenalin going, you know

you can hit the shot and you get to

a point it's not about scoring, but

an ego thing, knowing I have hit

that shot a million times, why is

it not working?

That dang thing - the outburst

could see him banned from Australia. Dang it.

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The national average price of

unleaded has fallen. The wholesale

price is down 8.2 cents and the tub

price 4.7 cents. So there may be

more falls, two h three cents, but

Singapore crude prices are rising,

so we're told the good times may

not last beyond the end of the month.

Qantas workers say they're getting a

a rough deal. The Transport Workers

Union says talks are going

extremely poorly and that morale is extremely low.

I believe that every CEO will say,

that's great, I can close the doors,

starve them out and get them back

to work when I want to. CEO Alan

Joyce hopes contract agreement also

be reached by next Monday but

hasn't ruled out extending the negotiation.

The President of the West is due to

arrive tomorrow. Troops and trade

on the discussion list, security, that will be tight.

And still on the President, he's

had some very harsh words for China.

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You're watching Ten News.

The main stories: expect a major

meltdown. The PM has lit a fuse

under the Labor Party saying she

wants Australia to start selling

uranium to India.

After two false starts President

Barrack Obama arrives here tomorrow

China. for talks on trade, troops and

In sport, some of golf's biggest

names have descended on Royal

Melbourne ahead of this week's

President's Cup.

In finance, consumers continue to

reign in their credit card debt.

fallen The number of cards out there has

fallen for the first time ever.

You'd be forgiven for thinking the

Prime Minister must just love a

fight. She wants to reverse Labor's

long-standing poll -- policy and go

back to selling uranium to India.

Just about no-one on Julia

Gillard's side of politics will

think this is a good idea. What is

her thinking? Well, it is a very

radical foreign policy proposal by

Gillard guild and her party's left

faction do oppose it because Labor

has resisted selling uranium to

India because it has nuclear

weapons and power and has refused

to sign up to the Non-Proliferation

Treaty. But Julia Gillard's

argument is that the ban is

outdated. We sell uranium to China,

Japan and the United States. She's

saying this will improve

Australia's relations with the

world's biggest democracy and it's

India been under a lot of pressure by

India to reverse the plan. So when

Julia Gillard takes -- takes this

to the ALP National Conference she

will spruike the benefits ut brings

to the economy and despite the

opposition from the left, it is

likely to pass through the

confidence because it has the

backing of the right faction. On

the plus side for Julia Gillard has

in been very successful APEC meeting

in Hawaii. What was she able to

achieve there? Well, some people

will consider ditching the funny

shirts tradition to be a substantial achievement. Julia

Gillard was relieved she didn't

have to get dressed up in

traditional costume. But on a more

substantial note t leaders agreed

to freeze tariffs and cut tariffs

on green goods which is a big

achievement given the current state

of the world's economy. It will be

sell good for Australian companies who

sell solar and fuel panels, they will

will be able to sell them at lower

prices in the regional market.

There have been some ambitious

targets to cut energy emissions in

the region. But for Julia Gillard

probably one of the biggest

achievements is she's continuing to

develop this good relationship with

Barrack Obama. The relationship

with the US President is something

that Australian Prime Ministers do

very much think is quite important.

Thank you.

President Barrack Obama arrives in

Australia tomorrow after an on-

again, off-again promise to visit.

Trade, troops and China are likely

to be on the agenda. It's a trip

designed to ensure our partnership

is not taken for granted.

In March, domestic health care,

June, a catastrophic oil spill, now

the diary is clear. We have no

scheduleing changes anticipated.

The White House says America has

much to gain down under. Australia

is a middle power, but it clearly

punches above its weight in

international relations. I think

the United States recognises that.

This is a key democratic ally in a

far corner of the globe where the

US is not as enpresent as it would

like to be. Beginning with an

expanded military presence and a

knew trade agreement which fits

Barrack Obama's domestic jobs push.

That redounds to the benefit of the

worker. United States and the American

But Australia is in a key position

a. Apart from military support we

width stood the global recession

and we're friends with China.

Australia is selling a huge amount

of raw materials for the next

generation to China. It's important

for the United States to show, to

have face time in the region. We're

the key ally like Australia.

Every house and contents insurance

mandatory policy in Australia will include

mandatory flood cover but it's not

clear if that means premiums will

rise. The Federal Government

Insurance Review Panel made the

recommendation. Cover will be

mandatory, but home owners can

choose to opt-out if they don't

want or need it. If they don't need

the cover, then the price of their

need policy will be less than if they do

need it. The Government is looking

into discounted premiums for

homeowners in high risk areas.

After months of uncertainty,

Victoria has a new Chief xp police

Commissioner. Ken Lay was up

interstate and abroad. against 15 candidates from

From reluctant candidates who can

Lay tender for Chief Commissioner, Ken

Lay used his first public address

as the man in charnel of Victoria

Police to call for a united

leadership within force command.

First priorities will be to develop

a leadership group that is united,

loyal, and instills confidence in

our people and the broader

job community. The 55-year-old won the

job after five months acting in the

position. The important thing for

me was to ensure I had the support

of my family and work colleagues.

The Police Association welcomed the

appointment of a Victorian. The

union offers some advice to the new

policing. chief when it comes to politics and

There's no place for politics in

policing. Policing is about serving

the community of Victoria. The

Police Minister thinks the top cop

will steer clear of politics. I

have great confidence that Ken Lay

won't encounter those matters. Ken

Lay is a career cop rising through

the ranks under Labor Governments.

American A Russian spacecraft carrying an

American and two Russians blasted

off successfully on a mission to

the International Space Station.

The launch had been postponed for

two months following the crash of a

progress cargo ship in August. The

two space craft used the same upper

stage boosters and there were

safety fears. But the launch was

allowed to proceed. The aus terror

nauts are due at the space station

tomorrow. -- astronauts are due at the space station tomorrow. the

HMAS Astute test fired a missile in

lethal Mexico. The submarine is the most

lethal in the UK.

Some of golf's biggest names

descended on Royal Melbourne ahead

of the President's Cup. While the

official competition doesn't start

until Thursday, the mind games have.

A friendly handshake as the

President's Cup rivals came

together at practice while Greg

Norman was busy talking up home

course advantage. The Americans

here. were making the most of their time

here. This is my first Cup. You

learn and you become better friends.

David Thoms is competing in his

fifth. He is hoping that Tiger is

the American wildcard. He's a great

addition to the team when playing

good golf. I'm sure he wouldn't say

he's playing his best, but he is

getting back to where he wants to

be. KJ Choi is one of the three

Koreans. First time here. It's very

nice. One American who won't be

taking part is John Daly. The controversial golfer says he's embarrassed. No

No doubt I do regret it that it

happened and I apologiseer for the

fans but it wasn't an upset-type

deal. But golf's Thing has no plans

to give the game away.

He's entertaining. Rugby League, and

and Des Hasler has started work at

the Bulldogs six weeks after

coaching the Sea Eagles to their

eighth Premiership. He appeared in

plue and white and admitted he has not not come to terms with his depth

Euro-from Manly. It's been

difficult. It's been difficult for

all parties and unfortunate. It was

unexpected, the circumstances.

Canterbury Chief Executive Todd

Greengburg refused to rule out a

future raid on the Sea Eagles' playing roster.

James Hird insists the substitute

rule will not lead to the demise of

the second ruckman. Training on

enemy territory at Victoria Park,

he says he will buck the trend and

add further height to his squad at the national draft.

We would like to have a fourth

ruckman. You need four guys to play

in the ruck depending on injuries.

We will be able to have a look at

that. Michael Hurley is three weeks from

from returning for full training as

he recovers from a foot injury.

More on finance now, and our

plastic expert, while the rest of

us are turning the backs on it,

you're not? I started my Christmas

shopping. But consumers continue to

say no to debt. The average credit

card limit grew by 1.5% over the

past year. That's the slowest

growth on record. According to

Reserve Bank figures, said to be

released today, the number of

credit cards fell in September for first

first time in records.

Each of us owes on average $3, 200

on each card. That's down $10.30 on

last year. The transactions were up

15% in September on a year ago.

The decision to lower interest

rates is supported by lending

figures. People borrowed less in

September for housing, personal,

commercial and lease finance. It

was down 6.2% to $53.3 billion.

It was a reversal of the 5.1 rise

in in the month before.

One encouraging sign - housing

borrowing was up by 0.6 of a%. The sixth sixth straight increase. US President Barrack Obama has

turned up the heat on China over

its currency. The President called

on China to play by the same rules

as everyone else. They have some of

the toughest words the US President

has ever used against China. He

called on Beijing to act like a

grown-up economy and take action on

currency and tradeish sures. I

think we can benefit from trade

with China, but we will continue to

be firm in insisting that they

operate by the same rules that

everybody else operates on. We

don't want them taking advantage of

the United States or US businesses.

Beijing rekniedzs a stronger

currency is -- recognises a

stronger currency is in its interests.

Now the markets: global shares have

fallen this morning due to Eurozone debt scepticism.

A look at the websites.

The New Zealand Herald reports a

man was rushed to hospital after he

was stung over 30 times by wasps.

Ireland's Independent reports a

local Gospel choir has crowds

flocking after he took a cue from

the 'Sister Act' and hamed upper

form ances. According to the

Calgary Herald an Australian

anthropology student is dumster diving diving for his thesis.

Still ahead: German plies say neo

Nazis were behind a string of hate

murders of kebab shop owners.

And Happy Snap has been auctioned

for more than $4 million. GOOD MORNING, Amy La Porte with your local news

update... Security will be peaking in the skies and on our roads for the US President's visit to the capital. Barack Obama will arrive tomorrow afternoon just after 3 on Air Force One. Federation Mall will be closed from midnight Tuesday to midnight Thursday... While on Wednesday, Commonwealth and Melbourne Avenues' will be closed. Meantime, the Air Force has begun their airborne patrol

operations... Which will continue in the capital and south coast throughout his two day stay. Police are investigating after another taxi driver was targetted in a robbery. At around 9.30 on Sunday night, the driver picked up two passengers from Woden and drove them to Chifley Shops. When he pulled up, the man produced a knife and demanded cash but the taxi driver grabbed his hand. The female then assaulted the driver who fled to call

police. A sum of cash and the taxi keys were stolen. Meantime, ACT Police are also searching for an offender who had his wallet stolen after been hit in the face with a baseball bat in Lyons.

Two male offenders approached the man at 9-30 on Saturday then demanded he hand over his wallet. One of the men then struck the man in the face with a baseball bat. . The designs for a 500 dwelling development across from Canberra's Anzac Parade havre been unveiled. The plans include residential homes, retail, and hotels... The developments on the corner of Constitution Avenue and Anzac Park in Campbell are now open to community consultation. TO SPORTS NEWS NOW, And Queanbeyan's Mark Webber has again missed out on a podium finish.. Finishing fourth at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on the weekend. He's blaming the first round of pit stops for his close loss. Webber has also admitted that a mistake early on in the race could have caused damage to the redbull car.. With something seen hanging off the bottom of Webber's car. NOW HAVING A LOOK AT TODAY'S WEATHER DETAILS... To the satellite, cloud crossing southern New South Wales and Victoria, with a cooler change is causing a few showers. To the nationals map now... Sunny skies and 26 for Sydney... 29 the top for Canberra ... Showers for Melbourne... Closer to home... A top of 27 for Orange and a sunny day on the way... 27 also for Bega and mostly fine ... 24 and sunny in Wollongong. 26 and just a cloud or two around for Batemans Bay... a top of 29 and Sunny in Goulburn. To the coast... Sunshine and 27 for Nowra... Further inland... windy and 15 for Thredbo Now turning to the three day forecast for Canberra now.. . That's the latest news, sport and weather. Stay with us. I'll have more updates for you throughout (CLASSICAL PIANO MUSIC) VOICEOVER: New Odour Detect from Air Wick. (DANCE MUSIC BUILDS) A new automatic air freshener so smart it detects and helps overcome odours... (MUSIC STOPS) ..even before you notice them. Odour Detect works on all common household odours to keep your world at its brightest. New Odour Detect - something in the Air Wick.

Headlines on the quarter hour.

Victoria Police have turned to the

public for help to piece together

the final movements of murdered

adult entertainer Joanna Martin.

Her body, otherwise known as Jazzy

O, was found by a pass ser-by in a

Port Melbourne carpark.

Investigators want to hear from a

person who called them claiming to

have seen the 65-year-old hours

before her death. Police have

released pictures of a number of

jewellery pieces she was wearing on

the day of her murder.

A mini budget to slash federal

Government spending is to be

unveiled this month. Lit be the

first in 20 years. The Prime

Minister insists it will not target working people.

Wayne Swan's been acting Prime

Minister for four days. But he will

have his Treasurer hat back on to

deliver a mini budge net two weeks.

You should expect in the mid-year economic

economic and fiscal outlook to see

more of the budget discipline that

we've shown in the past. Mr Swan

says APEC ministers believe the

lesson of Europe is to take the

tough decisions early. He will

unveil big spending cuts in his

mid-year review, getting a six month start on savings.

Julia Gillard says it will safeguard

safeguard working people. Through

Through services like ours a

spiration for -- aspiration for a

National Disability Insurance

Scheme, that we're not leaving

people behind. Ministers tight-

lipped. I won't be speaking in any

way whatsoever about any budget

measures. Any bitter medicine could

snuf out what looks like the beings

of a Labor recovery. Nielsen the

late toast show a trend.

The Treasurer says his belt-

tightening should allow the Reserve

Bank to cut interest rates further.

Tears and frustration from

residents of Newcastle north of

Sydney in a community meeting last

night to discuss their fear of

living next to the leaking Orica

plant. They demanded the plant be shut shut down permanently.

One after the other, concerned

Stockton residents addressed the

MPs. Keith Craig fought back tears,

telling the MPs his son still had

not brought his new granddaughter

to visit him because of the toxic plants.

This prevented our son and daughter

in law, living in Sydney of

bringing their new granddaughter to Stockton.

Their storys are different, but

they all express fear for their families.

Residents vented frustrations to

the committee investigating the

leak at Orica's plant.

Perhaps the rule should be that the

Chief Xekkprue tiff -- xekkpwrue

tiffs -- executives live on site with

with their families. (APPLAUSE) Residents

Residents are happy the plant was

shut down last week, but say it's not not enough.

I hope this inquiry really takes to

heart what people in all of this

area are saying and sht them down

once and for all. Some are asking for

for an independent inquiry into the

check call giant's operation.

Norwegian mass murderer Anders B

wrrbgs evik has made a brief court

appearance in Oslo. The anti-Muslim

extremist who confessed to a

bombing and shooting massacre that

killed 77 people in July tried to

declare he was a a resistance

leader. Previk asked the court to

be allowed to address survivors and victims' relatives but was turned

down. He will appear again in

February.

German police have arrested another

neo Nazi suspected of involvement

in the killing of nine immigrant shopkeepers

shopkeepers and a police woman. Two

suspects were found shot dead this

week, a 36-year-old woman and 37-

year-old man have been arrested for

murder and are charged with

membership of a terrorist group and

arson. The four were members of a

group called The National Socialist Underground.

It was a welcome cool change for

Sydney after yesterday's sweltering

37 degrees.

It was the hottest day in Sydney

since February.

The hot north westerly winds were

so strong they caped the sea breeze,

allowing the temperature for the

city and coastal suburbs to get higher.

It was 13 degrees above the

November average, but just short of

the 42 degree record set in 1982.

Rugby League, and Des Hasler has

begun his tenure at the Bulldogs.

The former Sea Eagles coach is settling in despite fresh wounds.

It's a sight that may take a little

getting used to, Des Hasler in the

blue and white of Canterbury.

This morning was probably like

starting a first day at school.

This was Hasler six weeks ago. The

off season at Brooke veil resulted

in his sacking for breach of

contract. Only now is he smiling

again. It's been difficult. It's

been difficult for all parties.

It's been unfortunate, the circumstances.

The Bulldogs dismissed claims by

Manly they were using Hasler to

recruit players and staff but have

not ruled out a future raid on the

Sea Eagles roster. Once we get his

feet under the desk he will assess

the salary cap. Jim Dymock

appointed 2012 Coach last month

he's in the back seat again. Yes, definitely

definitely disappointed but a good

thing for the club. And put the club before myself.

AFL and Geelong forward Steve

Johnson is recovering from the knee

injury that nearly put him out of

this year's grand final. Taking

time out to play in a charity golf

tournament alongside the likes of

John Daly, he tested his knee.

While it is improving he admits it

may affect his preseason campaign.

To be honest I don't do too much

running up until Christmas time, January/February.

Johnson is due to start training at

the end of the month.

And John Daly could be sanctioned

as early as today for his meltdown.

The popular figure wasn't har to

find at the charity Pro Am in Melbourne

Melbourne and up front about what

happened on that 11th hole.

You get the adrenalin going, you

know you can hit the dang shot and

you get the point it's not about

score, but an ego thing, knowing

I've hit that a million times. Why

is it not working

The outburst could see him banned

from playing in Australia.

Big John Daly phoned to see if he

time this morning. could have his jacket back some

We will rush out and should fill up

our cars.

If you're smart the price of petrol

has hit a ten-week low. Experts say

we should be filling up at the

prices while it lasts. The national

average price of unleaded has

fallen by 2.5 cents per litre. The

wholesale price is down 8. Cents

and the pump price down 4.7 cents a

litre. There may be more falls of 2

to 3 cents a litre next week. But

Singapore crude prices are rising,

so we're told the good times may

not last beyond the end of the

month. Qantas workers claim they

negotiations are getting a rough deal in wage

negotiations with the airline.

talks The Transport Workers Union says

talks involving Qantas and Fair

Work Australia are going poorly,

and morale is low. I believe that

every CEO will say, okay, that's

great, I can close the doors,

starve them out and get them back

to work when I want to. Alan Joyce

hopes contract agreement also be

reached by next Monday's deadline

but has not ruled out extending the

negotiation if if a settlement

can't be reached. Who says you

can't make money as a photographer?

by A 1999 photograph of the Ryan River

by German artist Andreas Gursky has

sold for $4.3 million in New York.

It's called 'Rhein II'. The photo

went for a million dollars more

than auction nears expected. The

identity of the buyer --

auction'res expected. The identity

of the buyer isn't disclosed. I

duck on that. reckon it's a dud. There's not a

Check of the weather:

Expect a major meltdown - the PM

has lit a fuse under the Labor

Party by saying she wants Australia

to start selling uranium to India.

Consumer are turning from their

plastic. Credit cards have fallen for the first time ever.

And after a couple of false starts,

Barrack Obama should arrive in

trade, troops and China. Australia tomorrow for talks on

That's it for Ten's Early News. See

you again at 9am.

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