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Flash flooding hits homes and

forecasters businesses hard in SA. Now

heading our way. forecasters say another cyclone is

It's 6am Wednesday February 16th,

good morning I'll Ron Wilson. I'm

Frank Coletta. The late great Joan

Sutherland has been on moreed this

morning at a service in Westminster

Abbey. In sport, Nathan Brown will

miss the chance to be part of Collingwood's defence, with knee

surgery set to end his season. And surgery set to end his season. And

in big business news, a red letter

day for BHP, the business Aussie

miner set to roll out record

commodity boom profits and

shareholders set to reap rewards.

Another cyclone is heading towards

the Australian coast, this one to

the North West. Forecasters say it

won't be as bad as Yasi, but

schools in Darwin have been

cancelled and rezdepbtss in some

areas warned to prepare for

evacuation. It's expected to make

land fall later today affecting

coastal areas from the mouth of the

Daly River to Point Stuart

Islands. including Darwin and the Tiwi

A sudden and heavy downpour caused

flash flooding in SA. Two stranded

motorists have been rescued and

homes inundated as rain lashed the

Mid-North and Murraylands. Our

reporter filed this from the flood zone. Residents

Residents here in the Mid-North

town of Uganda have been badly hit.

Trees have been down and roads into

businesses. Emergency services have

been stretched with hundreds of

calls for help from residents.

There was little anyone could do to

repair as the storm came on suddenly.

It would have been up to about here.

Right up. There was three foot of Right up. There was three foot of

water the bottom of the town, some

20 odd homes were inundated with

water. What else can I say, a

disaster. Other parts of the

state's Mid-North and Murraylands

received more than 70mm and

widespread flood damage. The focus

is in the clean up.

In Queensland, projects work more

than 380 million have been shelved

to help pay for the floods clean up.

Queensland MPs will today continue

to remember the victims of what's

called the "summer of sorrow".

Tears in Queensland Parliament for

those who lost so much.

The family who lost... Beautiful

two-year-old Jessica. There's been

disaster after disaster, the floods

an inland tsunami and Cyclone Yasi.

The summer of 2010, 2011 will be

remembered as our Summer of sorrow.

A summer that cost so much as well.

Brisbane City Council abandoning

$380 million worth of project sos

the city can get on its feet and

pleading with the state and Federal

Governments to pitch in.

I'm somewhat annoyed, I can't say

it in any other way, where's the

money? Looting is a problem in

started clean-zones, 81 arrested have

started appearing in court. No comment.

A new centre link task force will

investigate 1400 dodgy claims for

relief payments. Asbestos is a

Residents problem in cyclone-devastated Tully.

Residents told not to clean up, but

their way. assured specialist pilders are on

The federal opposition says

Telstra's plans to deliver faster

wireless Internet is another nail

in the coffin for the national

broadband network. But the

government insists it won't lose

money to the telco.

The battle over broadband just got

bigger and the bee struck

competitor is Telstra. The new 4G

network is expected to dramatically

boost mobile speeds in capital

cities and big regional centres.

But a government back report warns

4G could pose a threat to the 6-

line national broadband network.

Wireless and fixed line are

complementary. Wireless speeds go

down depending on how many users

jump on the technology at the same

time. Fibre doesn't have those limb

takes. Never one to misa hit t

opposition says with more moving to

wireless, the NBN is a waste. This

is a reckless, crazy, over

investment. There, this is one of

the madest things this government

has done. Technology experts

concede there will be an overlap

between wireless and fixed line

services but at the end of the day,

there are some things that you

can't do on a wireless network.

Like some business applications. So

you start seeing that people are

using the technology in different ways, so horses for courses.

The Kristina Keneally government is

staring down an election defeat of

historic proportions according to

the first poll. On a two-party

preferred basis, the Coalition

leads.

The biggest lead in the 39 history

of the Neilson poll. But it was

morals not votes on the agenda for

the leader at a forum in Sydney.

They answered tough questions on

topics like abortion. This is an

issue largely about women. This is

an issue about the women affected,

what I will never try to do with

any victim is try to make life more

difficult for them. I have no plans,

neither does my government to

introduce legislation to decriminalise abortion.

The leaders also answered questions

on policies for the poor, curbing

alcohol related violence and

tighter controls on poker machine

gambling. Italian Prime Minister,

Silvio Berlsuconi who has dodged corruption

corruption trials and no confidence

votes with the skill of an Olympic

athlete has been ordered to stand

trial on prostitution and abuse of

power charges. Mr Silvio Berlsuconi

will go on trial in April in Milan.

He's accused of paying for sex with

a 17-year-old Moroccan girl and

then trying to cover it up. The

Prime Minister has called the

accusations groundless, and

dismissed the case as a farce.

Sports news, and Collingwood

medical staff have opted against

using radical 'LARS' surgery to

repair knee ligaments of

Premiership defender Nathan Brown.

As a result he's ruled out for the season.

Having recovered from off season

shoulder surgery, a training mishap

wrecked Nathan Brown's knee and

ruined his season. Never a good

time for these things to happen,

obviously, but to happen before

you've played a game in the season,

and then maybe a whole season or

greater part of your season, is,

would be even more hard to handle I

think. The Premiership defender who

shadowed St Kilda skipper Nick

Reiwoldt in last two years, will have

have surgery. They've opted for him have surgery. They've opted for him

to have a traditional

reconstruction rather Han the revolutionary 'LARS'. In

consultation with the experts, that

is who we are guided by ewith will

go down the path of a traditional

or whatever you want to call it,

the normal reconstruction. The

Sydney Swans have a new co-captain,

NSW boy jar red McVey elevateed to

the top job alongside Adam Goodes.

To pay play for the swans in my

home town and be a co-captain, is

very exciting, I'm very proud.

In cricket, Australia has been

defeated by South Africa by 7

wickets in its final World Cup

warm-up. Both Ricky Ponting and Clarke

Melbourne Victory captain Kevin

Muscat is set to draw the curtain

on his controversial soccer career.

The suspended 37-year-old will

announce his retirement today. The

club's Asian champions league

campaign will be his last hurrah.

He has captained Victory since the

A-League's inaugural season, he

played 122 matches, including

leaving the club to two

championships. He also represented the the Socceroos 51 times.

In Rugby Union, Melbourne rebels

coach rob McQueen is not expected a

first up win against the war tas.

History suggests the rebel also

struggle t last two franchises

added to the competition have won

just one game between them in their inaugural seasons.

I'd like to come off that field and

be happy with the way we played and

know that a lot of things we put

together have started to work. The

team will be named later today with

Julian Huxley a chance despite

battling preseason injury.

Now a look at the finance with

Frank Coletta. The big Australian

seems to get bigger. You'd be

forgiven for thinking that BHP

stands for Brilliantly High Plofts

- profits! The market is expecting the

the mine tore have earned, wait for

it - $15 billion from the

commodities boom, which will

translate to a whopping $30 billion

for the year. That is good news for

shareholders, as much as $10

billion will be dividends. BHP will

use some of of the cash to buy back shares

shares which will make shareholders happier.

Listen to this one if you could Ron,

if you ever bought cosmetics on

line from the popular retailer Lush

Fresh Hand made, cancel your credit

card. It told its customers hackers

broke into the computers there and

taken their numbers. Customers are

told to contact their banks.

An investigation-until a full

investigation is completed, we

won't know exactly what's been

stolen and how many people this has

potentially affected. We're told

the bank details of the company

phone order customers are not

affected. Pch A Gold Coast company was

was accused of swamping work sites

across Queensland with cheap

foreign labourers. Tilers on a

Surfers Paradise building site were

saying they were replaced by

Koreans happy to work for less. But

the men were claim today be the men were claim today be

dismissed because they were cowboys.

You know, 52, I'm the end of my

warking life, I don't want to go

out like this. We know our

entitlements, our rights we want

the rite money, our superannuation.

The CFMEU which covers tilers is

far from happy insisting companies

are exploiting a legal loophole that must be fixed.

World stocks edged away from highs

after weaker than expected American

retail sales tempered optimism.

Extreme weather is partly to blame

nor the drop off in shopping in the US. A check of the weather:

Checking newspaper headlines: the

Courier Mail reports a convicted

killer on the run from police spent

almost 15 years working at a North Queensland hospital.

The Australian says union official

Paul Howes re-ignited a feud with

RioTinto declaring a push to reduce union membership.

Martin Ferguson has urged a change

in ALP policy to allow uranium exports to India. exports to India.

The Herald Sun says a former drug

squad detective denied involvement

in the death of killer Carl Williams.

And anyone who is anyone is at

Westminster Abbey in London this morning

morning for a service to honour

Dame Joan Sutherland. No, it's not

April fools day, there is a local

bank not reporting record profits.

What's going on with Westpac? We

will tell you. WOMAN: For a cash advance with a simple fixed fee, convert your thinking. Cash Converters.

Headlines every 15 minutes on Ten's Early

Early News. Prime Minister Julia

Gillard will address Parliamentians in

in New Zealand today. Ten's

Danielle Isdale filed this from Wellington.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard is in

New Zealand to strengthen ties

between our nations. She says we

share an economic relationship

among the strongest in the world.

Doesn't mean she can do what she

likes though, she was invited to

address the New Zealand Parliament,

the first foreign leader to do so,

but that invitation was rescindeded

a the Greens vetoed it, they said a the Greens vetoed it, they said

it set an uncomfortable precedent.

She will instead make her address

in the debating chamber before

Parliament officially convenes. She

says she's not offended by that

state of affairs, she's here to

have discussions with many people, Cabinet

Cabinet ministers and to make

decisions, to sign off on a few

agreements, one of which is to do

with investment protocol, making it

easier for Australians to invest in

New Zealand businesses and vice

verse ya. She spent yesterday in

Aukland, with New Zealand Prime

Minister John Key, she had an

official traditional greeting

rubbing noses and she visited a

school and did apologise for her

Aussie twang. But so far she has

been in New Zealand, very warmly received. Another

Another cry clob is heading to the

Australia yab coast, this one to

the north-west. Forecasters say it

won't be as bad as Yasi, but schools

schools in Darwin are cancelled and

residents in some areas prepared

for evacuation. It'sed to make land

fall today, it will affect coastal

areas from the mouth of the river

to - Daly River to Point Stuart including

including Darwin and the Tiwi including Darwin and the Tiwi Islands. Islands.

The survivors of the ship wreck of

Christmas Island are back in detention

detention today. There was an

outpouring of grief as friends and

family gathered to bury three of

the dead at Rookwood. The funerals

re-ignited debate over the

country's immigration policy. On

what basis do they put children in

jail for doing nothing?

It's exactly two months since the

boat carrying refugees crashed on

rocks near Christmas Island, as

many as 50 people are thought to

have died. Police are not saying if

three men they arrested late

yesterday on firearms charges are

those wanted for a drive by in

Sydney's west. Heavily armed

officers stormed the home and

seized a number of weapons, the men

inside ran off but were caught

nearby a short time later. The raid

follows the shooting of a 39-year-

old man at suburban Leppington on

Monday night.

Legendary Australian opera singer

Joan Sutherland has been remembered

at Westminster Abbey. Our Europe

correspondent was at the ceremony, correspondent was at the ceremony,

he joins us. Brett Mason, was the

ceremony befitting the woman known

as 'La Stupenda'? It was a lovely

service. Lots of family and friends

of Dame Joan Sutherland as well as

simply fans who had turned up.

There were 2, 200 seats inside Westminster

Westminster Abbey and most of those

were filled by everyday fans who

travelled right across Europe to be

there. Prince Charles attended on

behalf of the Queen. There was a

large procession inside Westminster

Abbey, as Dame Joan Sutherland's

order of Australia and other

commendations were carried by her

grandson on a cushion up to the

highal tar and Dame Joan herself

performed, we listened to several

songs from her work over the years

and they echoed throughout

Westminster Abbey, it was a very fitting

fitting sendoff. A thanks giving

ceremony at Westminster is very

rare, it shows how widely Dame Joan rare, it shows how widely Dame Joan

was loved. Yes, the last one we've

had for an Australian was for Sir

Robert Menzies when he passed away

in 1978, so an extremely rare

opportunity to have an Australian

remembered inside Westminster Abbey.

Lots of fans turning out. Here is

what some had to say. It was the

most beautiful, moving thij, you

couldn't imagine. It was a

wonderful woman, and a fitting tribute

tribute to her.

She was indeed. She died in October.

Brett Mason, thank you.

Hard line law makers in Iran have

reacted badly to pro-democracy

rallies which have strung up in

Tehran. Tens of thousands of people

have taken to the streets in

Egyptian style protests. Security

forces have killed one person so

far, in Parliament pro-government

legislators called for the

organisers of the rallies to be put

to death. Iranian authorities have

moved quickly to stifle the moved quickly to stifle the opposition, before it gains momentum.

Footage of a massive gas explosion in

in Turkey has been captured by

mobile phone. Flames mushroomed

above the landscape as a leaking

LPG tank caused explosions. Dozens

of cars were damaged, 21 were

injured, most of them firefighterless.

Collingwood defender Nathan Brown

won't be part of the Mall pies AFL

defence, with knee surgery to end

his season. The club has opted for

a traditional procedure to the

2kpwreer old --year-old, rather

than the radical 'LARS' operation. After

After consultation with the experts,

that's who we're guided by, we will

go down the path of a traditional,

whatever you want to call it, the

normal reconstruction. Brown

suffered the ligament injury in a training mishap.

Wallaby Matt Giteau confirmed he

signed with French Rugby Union club

Toulon. He's agreed to an 18 month

deal, he will join English flyhalf

Jonnie Wilkinson and former Western

Force team-mate Matt Henjack in

France after the Rugby World Cup in

September. On Twitter Giteau said he

he loves the brumbies and wants to

make this year as enjoyable as he can.

Rugby league and the Bulldogs have

encroached on Sydney Roosters

territory in a bid to sign members.

They met with fans and continued to

distance the club from the Ryan Tandy

Tandy betting saga. Obviously Ryan has

has to handle himself, they took

him out of train soing we can

prepare. The Dual Premiership

Captain Steve Mortimor believes

Jamal Idris should prepare to

reenter ter the Origin arena, as

NSW battle to end five year reign.

Feather duster supporter right next

to me here not too happy! BrcceGibbs extended his contract.

He played 135NRL games since 2003

entry. He says he can now be a Tiger for life.

More on finance with Frank Coletta. Surprising result for the big Australian.

Indeed. The big Australian, one of

the big four in the banks, we're so

used to bank reporting record

profits, Westpac's first quarter

announcement was a bit of a

surprise. The second biggest bank

posted a slight fall in first quarter

quarter profit. No tears because

that's down 1. 5, 5 billion dollars

down a touch from the previous

quarters, but improved interest

margins. The CEO says that the

environment is positive, but

natural disasters and subdued

sentiment is likely to see

investors cautious. Someone in

London has come up with a way to

beat the rising cost of food, a not

for profit supermarket. The Peoples

Supermarket was launched to provide

high quality and aforpdable local

produce to city folk. Shoppers will

pay annual membership fee and

working in the market four hours a

month, but you get a say in how

it's run and the prices are proving

to be at or below those of major supermarkets. Interesting.

Fosters will press ahead in plans

to spin off the wine business.

Darwin, windy with rain and 25, I

don't think I've ever seen it that

cool in Darwin. No chocolate

crackles or jumping castles but

North Korea put on a bash for its

dear leader, Kim Jong-il. Next.

If you shop at Lush cosmetics you

may want to cut up the credit card.

We will tell you why.

You're watching Ten's Early News.

Flash flooding hits homes and

businesses hard in SA. Now

forecasters say another cyclone is

heading our way.

Singing her praises, our late great

opera star Joan Sutherland has been

honoured at a special service in Westminster Abbey. In

In sport, Nathan Brown will miss

the chance to be part of

Collingwood's Premiership defence

with knee surgery set to end his

season.

And then in finance, BHP today

stands for Big Happy Profits t

mining giant is bigger as it

prepares to roll out record profits

and plans to share them with and plans to share them with shareholders.

A cyclone is heading to the Australian

Australian coast, this one from the

north-west. Forecasters say it

won't be as bad as Yasi but schools

in Darwin have been cancelled and

residents in some areas warned to

prepare for evacuation. The cyclone

is expected to make land fall later

today, affecting coastal areas from

the mot of the Daly River to Point Stuart including Darwin and the Tiwi Islands. A

A sudden and heavy downpour has

caused flash flooding in SA. Two stranded

stranded motorists have been

rescued and homes and businesses

inundated as rain lashed the Mid-

North and Murraylands. Our Ten

reporter filed this from the flood zone. zone.

Residents here in The Mid-North are

hardest hit. Trees were down and

roads to rivers. Emergency services

have been strefpbed with hundreds

of calls for help from residents

and business owners, there was

little anyone could do to repair

and the storm came on suddenly.

Would have been up to here. Three

foot of water in the bottom of the

town, some 20 odd homes were inundateed with water.

A A disaster. Other states received

more than 70mm and widespread

damage. The process is on the clean

up. Graders have been preparing

roads and businesses counting the

cost. UudundanSA.

In Queensland projects worth 80 million have been shelved to

prepare for the clean up.

Queensland MPs will continue to remember the victims on what's called

called the Summer of Sorrow.

Tears in Queensland Parliament to

those who lost so much. The

The family who lost... A beautiful

two-year-old Jessica. There's been

disaster after disaster, the floods

an inland suen nammi and then

Cyclone Yasi. The summer of 2010,

11 will be remembered as our summer

of sorrow. A summer that cost so

much, Brisbane city council

abandoning 380 million dollars

worth of project sos the city can

get back on its feet. And still

pleading with the state and Federal

Governments to pitch in. I'm

annoyed, I can't say it any other

way. Where's the money? Looting is

still a problem in flood clean up

zones, 81 arrested so far have

started appearing in court. No

comment. A new centre link task

force will investigate 1400 dodgy

claims for relief payments.

Asbestos is a problem in cyclone-

devastated Tully. Residents told

not to clean up but assured specialist builders are on their way.

The value of the national broadband

network has come under scrutiny

again after Telstra announced it

would roll out a superfast wireless

Internet. For more we're joined by

our political reporter in Canberra.

One of the criticisms of the NBN

was the technology would be out of

date before it was built, what's

the government has had to say about

its nurture now? The government

rejected any claims that the growth of

of wireless Internet will pose any problems

problems for the NBN, but that's

despite a government commissioned

report that wants - warns the

growth of wireless Internet could

in its words hold significant long-

term implication for the NBN,

because fibre network. Now, fourth

generation wireless could deliver

speeds comparable to that of the

NBN, but it's important to remember

this is only in areas that already

have good mobile reception. So for

that reason the government is

saying this is complementary

technology, not competing. There

are some things that wireless can't are some things that wireless can't

do. Nevertheless the opposition

seized on reports saying if private

industry can offer something almost

as good, the government doesn't

need to be spending this kind of

money on the NBN. Let's listen to

what Malcolm Turnbull had to say.

The political objective is surely

to say, we will deliver fast

broadband to all Australians. But

then your job as a government is to

do it at the least cost to

taxpayers. Good questions. Now, the

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has

jumped the ditch, she's over in New

Zealand to talk to Parliamentians,

what is she likely to cover? Well,

it's her first trip overseas for

the year, she's set to make

political history by bag the first

foreign leader to address NZ Parliament, there's been controversy surrounding this,

because some Greens MPs rejected

the idea of having a foreign leader in the House of Representatives

while Parliament is sitting, they

say that it undermines NZ

sovereignty, so instead Julia

Gillard will speak in the debating

chamber. We will hear talk of

mateship of Australia and New

Zealand, she will thank NZ for the

support it showed while Australia support it showed while Australia

had such a terrible summer with

natural disasters, flood, cyclones

and bushfires and she will be

expressing Australian solidarity

for the pain that New Zealand felt

in its mining disaster. This

afternoon Julia Gillard will be

holding bilateral talks with the NZ

Prime Minister and they will be

discussing disaster management, but

they will be talking about carbon pricing and defence co-operation. Thank Thank you.

The Kristina Keneally government in

NSW is staring down the barrel of

an election defeat of historic

proportions according to the first

poll of the campaign. Or a two-

party preferred basis:

The biggest lead in the 39 year

history of the Neilson poll. But

morals were not votes on the agenda.

They answered tough questions on

topics like abortion. This is an

issue largely about women, this is

an issue about the women affected.

And what I will never try to do

with any victim is try to make life

more difficult for them. No, I have

no plans, neither does my

government, to introduce

legislation to decriminalise abortion.

The leaders also answered questions

on policies for the poor, curbing

comol-related violence and tighter

controls on poker machine gambling.

It 258 tallian Prime Minister Silvio Berlsuconi has been ordered

to stand trial on prostitution and abuse of power charges.

Mr Silvio Berlsuconi will go to

trial in April in Milan, he's

accused of paying for sex with a

17-year-old Moroccan girl and then

trying to cover it up. The Prime

Minister has called the accusations

groundless, and dismissed the case as a farce.

North Koreans have gone out to

celebrate the birthday of their

leader, Kim-Jong-Il. They put on a

mass gathering in Pyong Yang to

mark his 69th birthday. Neither the leader

leader nor his son and heir aparent

JongHun were there to blow out the

handles. His son was last year

named as a four star general, up

until that time no-one even knew Kim

Kim had any children at all.

Sport and Collingwood medical staff have Sport and Collingwood medical staff

have opted against using radical 'LARS'

'LARS' surgery to repair knee

ligaments of Nathan Brown. As a

result ho he's ruled out for the rest of the season.

Having recovered from off season shoulder Having recovered from off season

shoulder surgery, a training mishap

wrecked Nathan Brown's knee and

ruined his season. Never a good

time for these things to happen,

but to happen before you've played

a game in the season, and then

maybe a whole season or greater

part of the season, is, would be

even more hard to handle. The

Premiership defender who shadowed

St Kilda skipper in last year's two

grand finals will have surgery next grand finals will have surgery next

week. At 22 the Pies opted for the

traditional reconstruction rather

than the revolutionary 'LARS'. In

consultation with the experts,

that's who we are guided by we will

go down the path of a traditional go down the path of a traditional

whatever you want to call it, the

normal reconstruction. The Sydney

Swans have a new co-captain, in. SW

boy JaredMcVey elevated, alongside

Adam Goodes. To play for the Swans

in my home town and be one of the

co-captains, very exciting and I'm

very proud. Cricket: Australia

defeated by South Africa by 7

wickets in its final warm up.

Mel pourpb Victory captain Kevin

Muscat is said to draw the curtain

on his soccer career. The suspended

37-year-old will announce his

retirement today. The club's Asian

League campaign will be his last

hurrah. Muscat captained the

Victory since the A-League's

inaugural season. He played 122

matches including leading the club

to two championships. He also

represented the Socceroos 51 times.

More on finance now.

If you want to make a quid,

apparently mineing is the place to

B

Not far wrong. You'd be forgiven

this morning for thinking that BHP stands for brilliant high profits.

The interim results are out, a

record net profit. The market is

expecting the big mine tore have

earned $15 billion from the

commodities boom, which will

translate to 30 billion for the

year. That is good newsor

shareholders, as much as ten

billion will be given as dividends.

BHP will use some of the cash to

buy back shares, making

shareholders happier. If you ever bought

bought cosmetics from the popular

retailer Lush fresh hand made, you

better cancel your credit card. The

company told 50,000 customers

hackers broke into the computers

there and taken their numbers.

Customers have been told they must contact their banks.

Until a full forensic investigation

has been completed, we won't know

exactly what's been stolen and how

many people this has potentially

affected. However, the bank details

of the company's phone order

customers are not affected. A Gold

Coast company is accused of

swamping work sites across Queensland

Queensland with cheap foreign

labourers. Tilers on a Surfers Paradise

Paradise building site claimed they

were replaced by Koreans happy to

work for less than a third of the

pay. But they deny underpaying

workers claiming the men were dismissed because they were casuals.

I'm 52, you know, I'm the end of my

working life, I don't want to go out

out like this. We know our rights.

We want the right money, we want

our superannuation. The CFMEU which

covers tilers is far from happy,

insisting some companies are

exploiting a legal loophole that

must be fixed.

World stocks are edge aiing way

from highs after weaker than

expected retail sales in America.

Extreme weather partly to blame.

Checking websites. The China Daily

says the rising airports built has

seen a spike in constructed related

fraud. 24 million dollars worth in five years.

The New York Times reports the

posting of calorie counts on fast

food has had little impact, 9%

changed their mines at the - minds

at the counter.

The NZ Herald has said their kizbs

across the ditch are on track to their hottest in record. That

That will ruin your make up Frank.

Humans have taken one small step

towards landing on Mars, we will towards landing on Mars, we will

show you that giant leap next. A

A final check of the markets when we return. GOOD MORNING, I'M FIONA NELSON... WITH YOUR LOCAL NEWS ...

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Headlines on the quarter hour on

Ten's Early News. Julia Gillard

will address Parliamentians in New

Zealand today. Our reporter filed this from the kiwi capital.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard is in

New Zealand to strengthen ties between

between our two nations. She says

we share an economic relationship

relationship one of the strongest in the world.

The Tkwreen greens vetoed the what

they said was an uncomfortable

precedent. She will make her

address in the debating chamber

before Parliament convenes. She

says she's not offended by that

state of affairs, she's here to

have discussions with many people,

Cabinet ministers and to make

decisions to sign off on a few

agreements, one of which is to do

with investment protocol, making it

easier for Australians to invest in

NZ businesses and vice verse ya.

She spent yesterday in Aukland with

New Zealand Prime Minister. She had

an official traditional greeting

rubbing noses and she visited a

school and apologised for her

Aussie twang. But so far she has

been in New Zealand, warmly received.

The survivors of the Christmas

Island ship wreck are in deshen

today, only 24 hours after burying

victims. There was an outpouring of

grief as friends and families

gathered at Sydney's Rookwood to

bury three of the dead. The

funerals reiing niered debate over the country's immigration policy.

On what basis do they put children

in jail for doing nothing? It's two

months since the boat carrying

refugees crashed on to rocks near

Christmas Island. As many as 50

people are thought to have died.

Police are not saying the three men

they arrested late yesterday on

firearms charges are those wanted

for a shooting in Sydney's west.

Heavily armed officers seized a

number of weapons in the home. The

men inside reason off but were

caught nearby a short time later T

raid follows the shooting of a 39-

year-old man at suburban Leppington

Monday night.

Three people have been taken to hospital after another high-speed

crash involving a police car in NSW.

Two officers and a Paddy wagon

crashed to a taxi as they drove

through an intersection in Sydney's

east. The two drivers were treated

for minor injuries, one officer was

taken to hospital with neck and

chest injuries. Just last week a

48-year-old woman was killed when

her car was hit by a speeding

police car in Armadale fplt

Legendary opera singer Dame Joan Sutherland

Sutherland has been remembered at a

rare thanks giving service in

Westminster Abbey. Brett Mason was

at the ceremony. He joins us from

London. How exactly was Dame Joan

remembered? She was remembered as

the voice of the century. Simply

the best in the business. A

talented musician but also a

committed friend and mentor to

young opera singers throughout

Australia. Prince kl Charles led an

official parties of some 2,000

inside Westminster Abbey, Dame Joan

Sutherland grandson carried her order of Australia commendation

through theal tar, up to the highal

tar where a ceremony took place.

Her songs were played echoing

throughout the abbey, much to the

delight of her fans, who travelled

so far to be there, for this very special special ceremony.

Some very impressive images out of

the cathedral, but how did the fans themselves react to the service?

Lots of emotion, there were people

crying, there were people hugging,

lots of her former colleagues and

supporters and friends also turned

out. They were rapt, they say that

Dame Joan Sutherland was low key

despite her success, she would have despite her success, she would have

been rapt, although probably a bit embarrassed about today's

proceedings. The most beautiful

moving thij, you couldn't imagine.

A wonderful woman a fitting tribe ute to her. Thank Thank you.

Dame Joan died in October.

Hard line law makers in Iran have reacted badly to pro-democracy

rallies which have strung up in

Tehran. Tens of thousands have take

on the the streets in Egyptian-

style protests. Security forces style protests. Security forces

have killed one person so far, in

Parliament a pro-government

legislators called for the

organisers of the rallys to be put

to death. Iranian authorities have

moved to stifle the opposition

before it gains momentum. The

Russians marked the half way point

in a manned mission to Mars. But

they aren't in a space ship on

their way to the planet t6 man

kprue is sitting in a warehouse in Moscow.

A manned mission to Mars. It could

be the next giant leap in space travel.

Back at Mission Control near Moscow

the grainy images broadcast around

the world are of course not from

the surface of the red planet.

This is the Mars 500 capsule,

located in a run down suburb of the Russian Russian capital.

Six paid volunteers from Russia,

China, Italy and France have been

living in a mock-up vessel on a virtual space flight.

It's all part of an ambitious

effort by the Russian institute for

biomedical problems to assess what

a future into planetary journey

could involve. Of course, any

simulation of an expedition to Mars

will have its short comings, you

can't replicate the effect of zero

gravity, of the high doses of

radiation on the crew, indeed, u

you can't turn off the switch in

your mind that tells YouTube really just

just in a warehouse on the

outskirts of Moscow. But the touch

down on Mars is only the half way

point. After taking pretepbld

samples of martial soil, the crew samples of martial soil, the crew

must travel back to earth. That

means a gruelling wait in their Moscow warehouse until November.

Collingwood defender Nathan Brown

will not be part of the Pies AFL defence

defence with knee surgery to end

his season. The club has opted for

a traditional procedure for the 2-

year-old rather than the radical

'LARS' option. In con sultaigs with

the experts, that is who we are

guided by, we will go down the path

of a traditional or whatever you

want to call it, the normal

reconstruction. Brown suffered a

ligament injury in a fraining

mishap. And the N - in the NFL West

Tigers prop Gibbs will remain with

the club until the end 2014. He

made his debut in 2003 and has

played a total of 135NRL games. The played a total of 135NRL games. The

36-year-old one club man says he can

can now be a Tiger for life.

More on finance with Frank Coletta.

Surprising results for the big four banks.

Yes, usually you would put your

house on profits really big, but

we're so used to banks reporting

them, that Westpac's first quarter anoupblsment

anoupblsment was a surprise. The

second biggest bank posted a slight

fall in first quarter profit, $1.

55 billion, down a touch. But it

reported in improving interest

margins. The CEO says the operating

environment is positive but natural

disasters and subdued consumer

sentiment are likely to see

businesses remaining cautious.

Someone in London has come up with

a way to beat the rising cost of a way to beat the rising cost of

food a not for profit supermarket t

Peoples Supermarket was launched

last year to provide high quality

affordable local produce. Shopers

are expected to help keep costs

down by paying annual membership

fee and working in the market for

hours a month. But you get a say in

how it's run, and prices are

proving to be at or below those of major supermarket.

S toors will press ahead:

That is all in finance news, for Wednesday. Now the weather:

Flash flooding inundated homes and

businesses in rural SA, with water

getting more than a metre high in some places.

The great Dame Joan Sutherland has been

been remembered by more than 2,000

people in a rare thanks giving service at Westminster Abbey.

And Julia Gillard has rubbished

claims Telstra's new superfast

wireless networks will make the wireless networks will make the government's NBN plans redundant.

That's it for us. The first 15

minutes are on the website.

Our next bulletin at 9am. Enjoy your day.