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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. Good morning, I'm Bill Woods. this is Ten's Early News. And I'm Kathryn Robinson, a Black Hawk crash. This morning - and another missing One Australian soldier dead

off the coast of Fiji. as a chopper goes down

a full investigation launched. 10 army personnel were on board, before flying back to Australia. The injured on their way to Noumea of the markets Now time for our first check for Wall Street this morning? and a turn around GDP numbers and a jump in oil. The bulls are back boosted by strong a little later in the bulletin. And I'll have more in business news and another is missing An Australia soldier has died in waters off Fiji. following a helicopter crash were rescued from the sea, Seven people the landing pad on HMAS 'Kanimbla'. after the Black Hawk chopper missed with the latest from Canberra Joining us now Murray McCloskey. is Ten's political reporter have been scouring the waters Rescue teams what's the latest with that? for the missing soldier overnight, to take to the streets today 500,000 people are expected

The situation hasn't changed since

last night. Search-and-rescue teams

won't give up looking until all

hope is a lost. The accident

occurred during a training exercise.

The Prime Minister has made a

statement about the incident. Oh

I'd like to say how looks saddened

I'm about the helicopter crash. I

send it might sympathies to the

family of the man who lost his life.

He's expected have more to say

about the accident later today. As

we heard, the helicopter was coming

into land on the ship. A helicopter

landing on to a ship is always a

dangerous exercise. The survivors

are on their way back to Australia.

They're quite well. They've a few

broken bones. The Defence

Department says that they're doing

fine. Defence chiefs held a press

conference overnight. The aircraft

had the accident just above the

landing deck, it hit the landing

deck and went over the side it. It

sank it very rapidly. In very deep

water. Obviously that means any

investigation is going to be

hampered by the fact they won't

scene. have the necessary personnel at the

who will be the most to benefit It's young girls like these cancer vaccine. from the potentially life-saving After months of negotiations,

roll out the $436 million program the Federal Government will now to supply Gardasil.

receive the vaccine from next April Australian girls aged 12 and 13 will and in a catch-up programme will also receive injections. 13- to 18-year-olds able to be vaccinated by their GP. Women aged to 26 years will also be dying from the disease each year, With 270 Australians should have been available sooner. it's argued the vaccine was holding out for a better deal But the Federal Government from pharmaceuticals giant CSL to cost $600 million. with the program initially predicted have cautiously welcomed the vaccine, The AMA and health experts as a replacement for pap smears. warning it shouldn't be used

Up they workplace laws have to go.

We've been employers ladder

Commonwealth Bank same for all of

their new workers signed the

contract or we'll take away all of

your new entitlements - public

holidays even at meal breaks. This

is no way you for working

Australians to balance their lives.

How you measure the success of

today's rally? We're counting on

that big numbers. There are 300

venues across Australia. It'll be

the biggest simultaneous

demonstrations in the country. The

one message is that laws have to go.

John Howard has turned his back on

the working people. We've to

campaign right up until the next

election. What's planned in

particular at the MCG? His he's

going to be a terrific day. We've

some sad stories which will make

people feel upset. But hopefully

it'll make people determined to

fight against the laws. We've at

various celebrities turning up to

help us with this demonstration.

It's a star-studded cast. We've

some workers here who were recently

sat. This isn't the Australia but

we want. We wanted an Australia

where people are respected and

they've rights and making it work

hard and be treated right. a number of bushfires Fire crews are racing to contain across New South Wales return tomorrow. before difficult conditions A lightning strike Blue Mountains busy has kept firefighters in the State's at Mount Tomah. with another blaze close to homes iconic Zig Zag railway at Lithgow. It also caused problems for the burning for weeks in the area Another large bushfire that has been continues to threaten properties. in the State's central west, In Mudgee their homes from a large bushfire. residents were forced to defend he's hanging up his skivvy. The yellow Wiggle will today announce 34 year-old Greg Page from a mystery illness, has been suffering and lose his balance. causing him to faint will make the announcement The children's entertainers in Perth this morning, ahead of their national tour. to fill the yellow jersey A replacement has been found for the foreseeable future. he won't be hobbled by a sore heel Glen McGrath insists in Adelaide. heading into the second Ashes Test He'll bowl in the nets today - the crushing first test victory. his first real work-out since or switch back to league? Stay in rugby union Wallabies winger Lote Tuqiri. That's the decision facing Home from the spring tour, is keeping his options open the 27 year-old dual international beyond next year's World Cup talk to the people that matter. Get some rest, recuperate,

different coaches, Whether that will be

I'll see. staff from different clubs, rumoured to be prepared to pay The Australian Rugby Union to keep Tuqiri. up to $1 million a year and fighting words from Rinker? Time for another check of finance now is urging shareholders Building products company Rinker from rival company Cemex to reject a $16-billion takeover bid because the offer is far too low. put on the table by its Mexican rival Rinker says the $16.84 bid recommended by an independent expert. is way below the $20.58 a share

released its target statement Rinker yesterday to hold on to their stock. urging shareholders The statement also says and is neither fair or reasonable. the bid is opportunistic

Rinker shares dropped 1% on the news. has defended its move The Commonwealth Bank on workplace agreements. to place all of its staff The bank says staff can choose whether or not they want to move onto an AWA and denies it will force workers to forfeit overtime pay and penalties. The nation's second biggest bank is offering staff a $40,000 base salary, which is higher than the normal wage but they forego rostered days off and allowances. Nearly half of the bank's 30,000-strong workforce are already on workplace agreements and the bank says they can make up their own mind if they want to move onto the new agreement. National weather: A national day of action to protest the Government's IR laws. MAN: Watch your heads, guys. You started it! Dad! (Sighs) I wish we had a bigger car. POP! Ahh! (Coughs) Oh, hi! I am a GE Money genie and I can help. Because with a GE Money personal loan, you CAN have that 4WD you've been wishing for. Our personal loans start at just: And you can apply in a blink! BOTH: Oh, wow! CHIRPY DRIVETIME MUSIC This program is captioned live. Welcome back to Ten's Early News. This morning. Black Hawk tragedy - a chopper goes down near Fiji. One Australian soldier dies, another missing. The Prime Minister learning of the tragedy as he arrives in Malaysia. He's there to discuss a possible free trade agreement. And national day of action planned to protest the Government's controversial workplace laws. Another check of the markets now and a strong day on Wall Street? The bulls are back boosted by a strong growth report numbers and a jump in oil. Our trade deficit blows out. I'll bring you the details at the end of this quarter. One Australian soldier is dead and another missing after a Black Hawk helicopter ditched into the ocean near Fiji. The accident happened south of the Pacific nation, not far from the island of Kaduva. The chopper had been trying to land on the deck of supply ship HMAS 'Kanimbla'. The HMAS 'Kanimbla' set sail from Townsville at the beginning of the month, helicopters and a medical team part of the deployment. Last night, disaster struck. The aircraft had the accident just above the landing deck.

It hit the landing deck went over the side 4.50 and sank very rapidly in very deep water. The 10 soldiers onboard the aircraft had been taking part in a training exercise for the evacuations of Australians in Fiji. One crew member was killed in the crash, an elite SAS trooper is still missing. Seven other soldiers were also injured. Arriving in Malaysia for a trade visit the Prime Minister expressed his sorrow. I would like to say how very saddened I am about the helicopter crash. I send my deepest sympathy to the family of the man

who's lost his life. Last night the HMAS 'Newcastle' joined the search for the missing SAS trooper.

Today it will take the injured soldiers and their dead colleague to Noumea, where a transport plane will bring them home. a particular sense of grief We are all very sorry and we feel

risks in our name and on our behalf. because these men and women take

is now being investigated. The cause of the crash converged on the streets of Suva Hundreds of Fijian troops have for a military coup. in what appears to be preparations Fijian Prime Minister Garase Yesterday, in New Zealand met the country's military chief to reach an agreement. in a last-ditch effort reportedly patrolled the capital, But overnight some 500 soldiers and firing flares into the sea. setting up checkpoints at indications The Fijian military is also angry

in the event of a coup. Australia will intervene has arrived in Malaysia Prime Minister John Howard for a day and a half of trade talks. He received a red carpet welcome in Kuala Lumpur overnight. when he touched down

counterpart Abdullah Badawi Mr Howard will meet his Malaysian

agreement between the two countries. to try and hammer out a free trade As well as economic discussions, John Howard will present scholarships going to study in Australia, to Malaysians before returning home on Friday. to take to the streets today 500,000 people are expected as part of a national day of action controversial workplace laws. against the Howard Government's in all capital cities Protests are planned the focal point. with the Melbourne Cricket Ground will cram into the stadium. Unions are hoping 90,000 people

are being warned Commuters in Melbourne in the city centre. to expect traffic chaos front bench A reshuffle of the Labor Party's is reportedly on the cards. The 'Australian' newspaper says before Christmas Kim Beazley will make the changes to party disunity. in an attempt to put an end are expected to be promoted. Peter Garret and Craig Emerson and Julia Gillard Party heavyweights Stephen Smith to take new portfolios. are also tipped follows a poll this week The possible shake-up more voters would like to see which revealed Kevin Rudd lead the party. Shadow Foreign Affairs Minister The Pope has held an open air mass to Turkey. during his controversial visit attended the service Only 250 Roman Catholics in the ancient city of Ephesus, ever to attend a papal mass. making it one of the smallest crowds is now headed to Istanbul, Pope Benedict XVI the first pontiff ever to do so. where he'll visit a mosque, has been overshadowed The Pope's 4-day visit to Turkey linking Islam to violence. by comments made in September for the England cricket team, Hailed as a potential saviour in his return. Michael Vaughn has failed to impress at the crease, Vaughn spent just seven balls playing for an England Academy XI second string side, against a West Australian he was caught behind for a duck. Glenn McGrath only batted yesterday, Meanwhile, he says as a safety precaution into this weekend's second Test. as he nurses a sore heel heading for Wallabies winger Lote Tuqiri. It's decision time Home from the spring tour, beyond next year's World Cup. he'll weigh up his future or switch back to league? Stay in union arrived back in Sydney Lote Tuqiri from the Wallabies' European tour, was giving little away but the dual international to rugby league. about a possible return that it's been a consideration, I've told it has been. and I'm not going to lie - over the next couple of weeks. As I said, I'll see most potent weapon, Arguably the Wallabies' after being starved of the ball Tuqiri is unhappy with rugby union and recent spring tour. during the domestic season to the conditions. I probably didn't play I was disappointed. The Australian Rugby Union management in a fortnight. will begin negotiations with Tuqiri's services until the 2011 World Cup. They are hopeful of securing his league he'll take a gigantic pay cut, If the 27-year-old does return to foregoing up to $400,000 a year. won't be based on money. But Tuqiri maintains his decision any figures yet. I haven't really seen Melbourne and the Gold Coast Officials from rugby league clubs are set to meet today to wayward winger Steve Turner. to fight for the rights without a fight, The Titans not giving up to fine the 22-year-old sticking by the decision

for missing training this week. that are doing the hard yards We owe that position for the players

so he's being fined in the interim. so he can't just decide not to come, so that is a trade-off. Mind you, he is being paid, from his Gold Coast contract Turner has been seeking a release to play with the Storm. and more tension for Telstra? Finance news now has taken another swipe The Telstra boss at the competition regulator, our broadband internet services. saying red tape is affecting

Sol Trujillo has agreed with News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch, labelling our high-speed internet infrastructure a disgrace.

He says regulations governing the development of new technology need to be relaxed, to encourage companies to invest in things like fibre optic broadband. And the country's trade deficit has unexpectedly blown out on the back of a sharp rise in imports. For the month of October, the trade gap was more than $1.25 billion up significantly from September's reading of $728-million. Economists had been predicting a result of just over $1 billion. For the month exports rose by a healthy 2% but a massive 5% jump in imports on the export front. overshadowed any strength National weather: another missing One Australian soldier dead, after a chopper crash in Fiji. Canberra when the Early News returns. We'll have all the latest from

This program is captioned live. a Black Hawk crash. This morning - and another missing One Australian soldier dead off the coast of Fiji. as a chopper goes down a full investigation launched. 10 army personnel were on board, before flying back to Australia. The injured on their way to Noumea of the markets A check

GDP numbers and a jump in oil. The bulls are back boosted by strong a little later in the bulletin. And I'll have more in business news and another is missing An Australia soldier has died in waters off Fiji. following a helicopter crash were rescued from the sea, Seven people the landing pad on HMAS 'Kanimbla'. after the Black Hawk chopper missed with the latest from Canberra Joining us now Murray McCloskey. is Ten's political reporter have been scouring the waters Rescue teams what's the latest with that? for the missing soldier overnight,

The search and rescue operation

continues this morning. The

accident happened as the helicopter

tried to land on the deck of the

ship. It struck the side of the

deck and went into the water. The

Prime Minister heard about the

incident and this is what he had to

say. I'd like to say how very sorry

I'm about the helicopter crash and

I extend my deepest sympathy to the

family of the man who has lost his

life. He'll have more to say about

the incident later in the day. Have

there been any details of how it

happened? The investigation is

being hampered by the fact that

there's no wreckage. The helicopter

is gone and is unlikely to be

recovered. Nine men were poured

from the walk and water and one

died from his injuries. The Defence

Department has held a press

conference. The aircraft at the

accident just above the landing

deck, it hit the landing deck and

went over the side and sank it very

rapidly in very deep water. It's

unlikely they'll have any wreckage

to investigate which will hamper the investigation. 500,000 people are expected to take to the streets today as part of a national day of action against the Howard Government's controversial workplace laws. Protests are planned in all capital cities with the Melbourne Cricket Ground the focal point. Unions are hoping 90,000 people will cram into the stadium. Commuters in Melbourne are being warned to expect traffic chaos in the city centre. In what's being hailed one of the biggest medical breakthroughs,

one million Australians will soon be vaccinated against cervical cancer. But medical experts warn it shouldn't be used as a replacement for normal screening. It's young girls like these who will be the most to benefit from the potentially life-saving cancer vaccine. After months of negotiations, the Federal Government will now roll out the $436 million program to supply Gardasil. Australian girls aged 12 and 13 will receive the vaccine from next April and in a catch-up programme 13- to 18-year-olds will also receive injections. Women aged to 26 years will also be able to be vaccinated by their GP. With 270 Australians dying from the disease each year, it's argued the vaccine should have been available sooner. But the Federal Government was holding out for a better deal from pharmaceuticals giant CSL with the program initially predicted to cost $600 million. The AMA and health experts have cautiously welcomed the vaccine, warning it shouldn't be used as a replacement for pap smears. The yellow Wiggle will today announce he's hanging up his skivvy. 34 year-old Greg Page has been suffering from a mystery illness, causing him to faint and lose his balance. The children's entertainers will make the announcement in Perth this morning, ahead of their national tour. A replacement has been found to fill the yellow jersey for the foreseeable future. The Pope has held an open air mass during his controversial visit to Turkey. Only 250 Roman Catholics attended the service in the ancient city of Ephesus, making it one of the smallest crowds ever to attend a papal mass. Pope Benedict XVI is now headed to Istanbul, where he'll visit a mosque, the first pontiff ever to do so. The Pope's 4-day visit to Turkey has been overshadowed by comments made in September linking Islam to violence. Denmark's favourite little prince is making his royal stamp debut. The cute Kingaroo will appear on a steel engraved stamp with his parents.

It'll be on sale in January. Part of the proceeds from the stamp will go towards a children's charity. It's not expected to faze young Christian who was happy just being a kid during his recent trip to Hobart. Hailed as a potential saviour for the England cricket team, Michael Vaughn has failed to impress in his return.

Vaughn spent just seven balls at the crease, playing for an England Academy XI against a West Australian second string side, he was caught behind for a duck. Meanwhile, Glenn McGrath only batted yesterday, he says as a safety precaution as he nurses a sore heel heading into this weekend's second Test. Stay in rugby union or switch back to league? That's the decision facing Wallabies winger Lote Tuqiri. Home from the spring tour, Get some rest, recuperate, talk to the people that matter. Whether that will be different coaches, staff from different clubs, I'll see. The Australian Rugby Union rumoured to be prepared to pay up to $1 million a year to keep Tuqiri. AFL, and former Brisbane defender Mal Michael's hopes of lining up for Essendon next year

have been given a boost after his surprising decision not to retire. The AFL probe might be ongoing, but according to the AFL boss, Essendon isn't in breach of any rules. We don't think they are, but there's an investigation going on and we'll have to wait for the outcome of the investigation.

The Bombers have been accused of draft tampering, after luring Mal Michael out of the shortest retirement on record. But Andrew Demetriou isn't the only one who thinks the deal should be given the stamp of approval. I don't think Essendon have done anything that's untoward, as far as the way I've seen it. The Tigers strutted their stuff during a pre-season fashion parade,

unveiling their new pre-season strip and clash guernsey.

As Hawthorn paraded its latest batch of draftees, coach Alastair Clarkson was doing the spruiking. We now think that we have perhaps got the best group of 18- to 20-year-old key position players in the competition. For all draftees, the excitement of joining the big time will be tempered by the realities of pre-season training, Travis Boak certain to remember his first session at Port Adelaide. And BHP Billiton is confident

commodity prices will remain high for the foreseeable future.

At its annual meeting in Brisbane yesterday the world's biggest miner revealed plans to expand its Olympic Dam mine ahead of possible uranium sales to China and India. BHP Billiton might have been distancing itself from the AWB scandal, but at its AGM the only complaints were over its drive on uranium deposits. They really need to stop uranium mining. It's unsafe, it's unwanted and it's an unneccsary industry. Inside the nuclear theme continued. The chairman pointed that Australia could provide energy demands in China and India. The company's Olympic Dam mine is one of the world's larget uranium deposits. BHP is well placed to supply the uranium to countries required to meet their energy needs. The company made $10.2 billion last year. We set recored production in five major commoditied

and two minor commodities. Over the past five years we have delivered volume growth of 38%. The board expects high commodity prices driven by North-East Asia. Our economic performance looks bright. National weather: Let's take a look at what's making headlines in today's newspapers. The Prime Minister heads to Malaysia to discuss a free trade agreement.

The latest when we come back.

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Black Hawk tragedy - a chopper goes down near Fiji. One Australian soldier dies, another missing. The Prime Minister learning of the tragedy

as he arrives in Malaysia. He's there to discuss a possible free trade agreement. And a national day of action planned to protest the Government's controversial workplace laws.

One Australian soldier is dead and another missing

after a Black Hawk helicopter ditched into the ocean near Fiji.

The accident happened south of the Pacific nation, not far from the island of Kaduva. The chopper had been trying to land on the deck of supply ship HMAS 'Kanimbla'. The HMAS 'Kanimbla' set sail from Townsville at the beginning of the month, helicopters and a medical team part of the deployment. Last night, disaster struck. The aircraft had the accident just above the landing deck. It hit the landing deck went over the side and sank very rapidly in very deep water. The 10 soldiers onboard the aircraft

had been taking part in a training exercise for the evacuations of Australians in Fiji. One crew member was killed in the crash, an elite SAS trooper is still missing. Seven other soldiers were also injured. Arriving in Malaysia for a trade visit the Prime Minister expressed his sorrow. I would like to say how very saddened I am

about the helicopter crash.

I send my deepest sympathy to the family of the man who's lost his life. Last night the HMAS 'Newcastle' joined the search for the missing SAS trooper. Today it will take the injured soldiers and their dead colleague to Noumea, where a transport plane will bring them home.

We are all very sorry and we feel a particular sense of grief

because these men and women take risks in our name and on our behalf.

The cause of the crash is now being investigated. Hundreds of Fijian troops have converged on the streets of Suva in what appears to be preparations for a military coup. Yesterday, Fijian Prime Minister Garase met the country's military chief in New Zealand in a last-ditch effort to reach an agreement.

But overnight some 500 soldiers reportedly patrolled the capital, setting up checkpoints and firing flares into the sea. The Fijian military is also angry at indications Australia will intervene in the event of a coup. Prime Minister John Howard has arrived in Malaysia for a day and a half of trade talks. He received a red carpet welcome when he touched down in Kuala Lumpur overnight. Mr Howard will meet his Malaysian counterpart Abdullah Badawi

to try and hammer out a free trade agreement between the two countries. As well as economic discussions, John Howard will present scholarships to Malaysians going to study in Australia, before returning home on Friday. Thousands are expected to take to the streets today in a mass protest against the Government's industrial relations laws. joins us now from Melbourne - Ten reporter Rakhal Ebeli of today's demonstrations. the focal point at the MCG for today's rally? Rakhal, how many people are expected

The they're expecting over 80,000

people today. The rally will

people today. The rally will be

beamed to more than 300 and

locations around the country. Those

attending the rally will ride

public transport free. A it's not

all speeches?

all speeches? There will be union

officials are giving speeches plus

of people who say they've been hard

done by by the work place reforms.

Jimmy Barnes will take the stage

and sing his xanthan and sing his xanthan working-class

man. Some children in one go to

school today? Thousands of

schoolteachers are expected to

attend a rally meaning many schools

will be left with a skeleton staff.

It'll be interesting to see what affect the

affect the rally will have today. front bench A reshuffle of the Labor Party's is reportedly on the cards. The 'Australian' newspaper says before Christmas Kim Beazley will make the changes to party disunity. in an attempt to put an end are expected to be promoted. Peter Garret and Craig Emerson and Julia Gillard Party heavyweights Stephen Smith to take new portfolios. are also tipped follows a poll this week The possible shake-up more voters would like to see which revealed Kevin Rudd lead the party. Shadow Foreign Affairs Minister newspaper 'News of the World' An editor for British tabloid could be jailed calls made to the royal family. after admitting to phone-tapping has been found guilty Another journalist for the paper to our own Elle McPherson. for intercepting calls about Prince William It was this story in the 'News of the World' at Clarence House. which first sounded the alarm

There were details in it that could only have been discovered were being intercepted. if telephone messages Like most people, of mobile phones, the royals are regular users even the Queen's got one. attached to them Some have inscription devices

but many do not. from Scotland Yard were brought in A communication experts to two men - and the trail led them

of the 'News of the World' the royal editor and a private investigator. to intercepting voice mail messages. Both men pleading guilty from a Liberal Democrat MP, Messages also intercepted and a publicist, Max Clifford. Elle McPherson issued a statement saying, The 'News of the World'

and apologised unreservedly. the actions were entirely wrong the men left on bail. Back at the Old Bailey to be sentenced. They will return in the new year he won't be hobbled by a sore heel Glen McGrath insists in Adelaide. heading into the second Ashes Test

He'll bowl in the nets today - the crushing first Test victory. his first real work-out since about the lead up to this Test There's an eerie familiarity Australia 1-nil up in the series is nursing a foot injury. and Glenn McGrath in England last year. Remember the same thing happened he'll be fine to play on Friday. Still the veteran quick maintains

it's a safety first approach. He insists

going into the Adelaide Test. A bit like England's attitude that we don't lose. I think it's important Their pace spearhead Steve Harmison in Brisbane. struggled to hit the cut strip since then He's worked overtime in the nets and says he's back on song. Yeah, good mate you, yeah good. what he's capable of And knowing full well the Aussies are wary.

he's still a key part of their side The fact is and he can click and bowl well. we understand that and know that could be back for the third Test There's a chance Michael Vaughan next month. But he'll have to do better than this after a serious knee injury. Playing his first match in six months The AFL looks set to give premiership defender Mal Michael former Brisbane Lions next year. the chance to play with Essendon into his backflip, Despite an investigation the Bombers have acted illegally. the league doesn't believe We don't think they are, going on but there's an investigation

the outcome of the investigation. and we'll have to wait for of draft tampering, Essendon has been accused after a very brief retirement. after luring Michael back to the game

Melbourne and the Gold Coast Officials from rugby league clubs are set to meet today to wayward winger Steve Turner. to fight for the rights

without a fight, The Titans not giving up

to fine the 22-year-old sticking by the decision for missing training this week. that are doing the hard yards We owe that position for the players so he's being fined in the interim. so he can't just decide not to come, so that is a trade-off. Mind you, he is being paid,

from his Gold Coast contract Turner has been seeking a release to play with the Storm. Finance - And childcare centre ABC Learning on a global expansion plan. looks set to embark richest person under 40, Eddy Groves, The company owned by Australia's is planning to nearly double operates in the next two years. the number of childcare centres it

most in Australia and New Zealand It currently has 930 centres, to more than 1400 by 2008. but hopes that number will rise it owns in Australia by about 300, It will lift the number of centres foray into the United States. the rest will be part of its planned

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A quick recap of the morning's top story. and another missing One Australian soldier dead off the coast of Fiji. as a chopper goes down 10 army personnel were on board. launched. A full and immediate investigation before flying back to Australia. The injured on their way to Noumea

And that's it for Ten's Early News. the Black Hawk story as it develops We'll have plenty more on thanks for your company. I'm Bill Woods, And I'm Kath Robinson. Good morning.