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Angry protests. A bomb and threats

great Queen Elizabeth on the first

visit by a British monarch to the

Republic of either land. It's 6am

on Wednesday, May the 18th. Good

And morning, I'm Ron Wilson.

And I'm Frank Coletta. Welcome to

Ten's Morning News. Also, the

Federal Government is trying to

hose down claims that the carbon

price could be $40 a tonne. If so,

that could cost us $1100 a year.

In sport, Queensland say they are still

still on track for victory in state

of organise organise game one. And

climb Palmer says his on-again off-

again billion dollar company float

will go ahead in Hong Kong next

week after all.

Anti-royal protesters have clashed

with police during the Queen's

historic first visit to either land.

Ten's Europe correspondent bres Mason Ten's Europe correspondent bres

Mason is in the capital Dublin

troops. which has been locked down by

Tonight's newspaper in Ireland may

be leading with the headline, "100,000

"100,000 welcomes", but on the

streets of Dublin today it is

obvious that not everyone is happy

about the Queen's visit. There were

several large protests has hundreds

Elizabeth vented their anger at Queen

Elizabeth II visit to their city.

Police thought with protesters over

several kilometres. There were

minor scuffles at at one point

flairs were set off although no-one

was seriously injured.

We watched the Queen's arrival from

one vantage point where protesters

the had gathered. Here is a taste of

the reception that she received.

The Queen's main official duties

today included planting a tree and

laying a wreath at the city's

Garden of Remembrance.

This unprecedented police and

military operation involving 10,000

officers will continue for another

three days as the Queen continues three days as the Queen continues

her historic visit to Ireland.

The Federal Government has tried to

tax hose down suggestions the carbon

tax price would be as high as $40 a

tonne. Leaked Treasurer research

suggests that price would be needed

to force people to change to clean

power. The government says it is

not looking at a number that high.

The aim is for a price well south

of the $40. Whatever level it

starts at it is going to go up and

up and up. Treasurer documents show

that at $40 a tonne, household

costs would go up an average of

$1100 a year.

Notorious chair-sniffing West

Australian MP Troy Buswell is in

trouble yet again, this time

accused of political collusion with his

his girlfriend Adele Carles, the

independent MP for Freemantle, this

week announced her opposition to

plan for an to export ire ore

through Freemantle harbour. Hours

later, Mr Bus bus who is Transport

Minister announced that he'd reject

the proposal.

Mr Bus bus insis he did not give Ms

decision. Carles advance notice of his

There are fears Victoria's elite anti-terror

anti-terror squad will be harmed by

a planned shake up of the unit.

They are the front line of They are the front line of

terrorism, infiltrating groups to

record and track their activities.

structure But within months their name and

structure will be go. The architect is Assistant Commissioner Jeff Pope

who insists the unit is not being

disbanded. The same number of

resources will be committed to this

function but in a different structure. Will it leave

intelligence gaps? No. Police say

that it will be an improvement with

better cooperation from other better cooperation from other

agencies such as ace you. In the

security area the workload can vary,

but when the work is you we will

have more people available to do

this important work in Victoria.

But, the police association warns

could that up to 30 officers in the team

could leave, taking with them

valuable experience. If we lose

some experience in the process,

that will be unfortunate but I have

every confidence in the breeder

organisation that we can quickly

pick that experience back up. The

knowledge that our members have in

the security intelligence group

can't be easily replaced. It will

take many years to do so and it is

just a nonsensical decision.

Another asylum seeker boat has

arrived in Australian water, the

third since the government

announced its refugee swap deal

with Malaysia. Australia plans to

send 800 asylum seekers to Malaysia

in exchange for settling 4,000

again Ian refugees. But the

proposal has yet to be signed off.

The Opposition says the government

has caused the surge by making

policy on the run. The government

insists the boats will slow as news

of the change policy filters through.

Meanwhile, a man charged with

organiser the both involved in the

Christmas Island kiss aster has

faced a Perth court. Carrol car is

Ali Khorram Heydar-khani is accused

of being the ringleader of an

trip. organisation which arranged the

Hundreds

Hundreds of South Korean sex

workers have held a bizarre rally

to protest against a police

crackdown on brothers. A crowd of crackdown on brothers. A crowd of 400 women marked through the

streets chanting. At one point

women doused themselves in women doused themselves in

flammable liquid in an apparent at flammable liquid in an apparent at

toment the set themselves on fire.

Prostitution is illegal but

widespread. Officials have been

parking police cars near brothels

sex. to deter people looking to pay for

Nate Myles mile has sell brailted

his o origin selection with an an

snouns. That he signed a deal with

the Gold Coast Titans. He was

granted an early release from the

Sydney Roosters to head back to his

home state. Change something that I

have done before and it helped me a

lot. In other NRL movement, the

Bulldogs Ben Roberts will join

Parramatta next season or a two year deal.

The V8 Supercars are hoping to

stretch their brand across the

globe. Private equity firm Archer

Capital now owns 60% of the sport

as part of a $300 million deal.

There will be more racing out of

this decision today. There will be

a bigger calendar and there will be

more television and media to follow more television and media to follow

our sport with. The new deal is

expected to see each team receive

at least $4 million.

Australian Brett Lee has taken time

out in his dutys with the Kolkata

Knight Riders to play guitar with

children in India. His performance

was part of the lawn of of his new

music foundation which helps Indian

children living in the slums at the

Deonar garbage dump on the

outskirts of Mumbai slum.

Time now for all the finance news

with Frank Coletta and Clive Palmer

is buzzing off to Hong Kong to make

more money. Absolutely right. The

mining billionaire has finally

decided to go again with the float

of his coal and iron ore group.

Almost half of Resoursehouse will

be up for sale next week and the

Chinese company are very hungry for

it. The shares are expected to earn

Mr Palmer $3.4 billion in cash and

value the rest of his personal

stage in just over $4 bill. The

Queensland entrepreneur has put

forward and rejected the idea of a

float four times already and the

most recent was just a month ago.

You better think again if you were

looking to stretch that budget on a

bigger mortgage. We are being told

to expect a rate rise by August and

as many as three more over the next

12 months. Despite the struggle for

homeowners and the down turn in the

sector, the recent minutes suggest

that Reserve Bank is considering

tightening monetary policy again.

With the business leaders and the

banking asking them to back off,

the board says they have the duty

to manage the whole of the economy,

even while acknowledging that some

sectors are doing it tough. Expect

the bad news in late July.

Stocks fell on Wall Street as

investors digested a weak outlook

from Hewlett Packard, and a drop in

April industrial production.

Despite a wrath of those negative

factors, stocks came off lows late in the trade.

Here is a check of weather around

the country today.

Let's take a look at what is making

newspaper headlines around the

country this morning. 'The

Australian' reports Martin

Parkinson has raised concerns over

China's artificially low currency

and the troubles it may cause for Australia.

'The Sydney Morning Herald' says

the NSW crime commission will face

a public inquiry its ins secretive

dealing. 'The Advertiser' report,

that Kevin Foley denies claims that

he forced himself on to two young

women. And the 'The Herald Sun'

remembers the AFL great Bobby Davis

who passed aJuan on Monday.

He once famously claimed he got paid

paid for being a total idiot. Jerry

Lewis claiming he is retiring at

the spritely age of 85.. And we

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A new chapter has been written in

Britain and Ireland's bloody

history. The Queen has begun a

controversial four-day State visit

just hours before Her Majesty

touched down a pipe bomb was found

on a bus bound for Dublin.

The flight across the Irish sea is

barely an hour, but no journey the

Queen has made has been more

sensitive or carried more

significance. As she arrived, the

symbols of a troubled past littered her way.

Casement air field where she landed is

is named after an Irish Republic

leader executed for treason by the

British.. On the treats of Dublin,

dissident Republicans who want a

united Ireland north and south

clashed with police. It was a small

demonstration but security has

dominated the planning of this visit.

As the Queen was driven through

streets sealed and cleared of the

public. A helicopter hovered

overhead and security forces took

up position on a church steeple and

nearby roof tops.

But for all the securitynd the

emptiness of the streets, there was

nothing to diminish the poignancy

of this moment. The Queen went to

Ireland's shrine to its old Republican

Republican heroes, the Garden of

Remembrance, built in honour of

those who died fighting for

independence from British rule.

The Federal Government says the

price of carbon will start well

under $40 a tonne, that is despite

documents claiming the higher price

is the best way to force a switch

to clean power.

Julia Gillard's learning the skill

of revival. While Tony Abbott is

warning a carbon tax could kilocal

industry. This carbon tax will have

a very big impact on the Australian

motor industry. A carbon tax at $30

a tonne could add $84 million to

the cost of the industry. The

carbon price isn't the only thing

that the Prime Minister isn't ready

to unveil. Until then she says that

Tony Abbott's figures are not

credible. Before we announce any of

those details anybody who is

purporting to give someone a number

is making that number up. But confidenial Treasurer research does

have the numbers, claiming that to

force a change to clean power the

carbon price has to be up to $40 a

tonne. That is not inconsistent

with the European Union are saying

that the average price between 2013

and 2020 would be. They show that

carbon price of $40 a tonne could carbon price of $40 a tonne could

push household costs up by $1100 a

year. The government is already

hosing down these figures. In

In terms of a starting price for

the carbon price mechanism, the

government certainly views it well

south of $40 a tonne.

You might need a back-up plan if

you are expecting to fly in or out

of Perth today. The city is

expected to be blanketed in white

again this morning. Yesterday's

Federal Government delayed nearly

50 flights. It has been caused by

smoke being strapped beneath cloud.

Passengers are advised to check Passengers are advised to check what the airlines.

Rescuers in WA will make another Rescuers in WA will make another

attempt to help a very large

patient in morning. An 11m humpback

whale is tangled in fishing gear.

An early attempt to cut the rope

had to be called off late yesterday

because of an electrical storm.

Rescuers fixed a tag on the whale

to help them locate the animal

quakely this morning.

An independent hydrologist says

that releases from the Wivenhoe Dam

were a major contributor to the

flood in January. However, they

said that lowering it wouldn't have

made any difference.

This man was commissioned by the floods

floods inquiry to review the

Wivenhoe Dam dam operation. What he

found is that the releases were to

blame. He said that most of the

water that flooded Brisbane and

Ipswich in January came from the

dam. It is clear that an earlier

escalation of the dam outflow rate

would have reduced the ultimate

peak release discharge. But

But he told the inquiry it could

have made the situation worse in

the west. It could have exacerbated

flooding at Ipswich and the lower

Lockyer Valley. He said the plan

hadn't been revised since its

creation in 1985 and that he would

recommend an investigation into how

rain forecasts could be factored

into the models. Dam safety manager,

Peter Allen, says using rain

forecasts was a very fine balance

as pre-emptive releases could make

food damage wors. According to the

Queensland Treasurer, the damage

bill from the State's summer of

natural disasters has now ballooned

to $6 billion, which means that

voters will get very few sweeteners

in this year's State budget.

The end of a showbiz era is fast

approaching as one of the world's

most powerful women prepares to

hang up her microphone. Ten's

Angela Bishop is outside Chicago's

United Centre where Oprah Winfrey

is taping her final shows. We saw

some amazing seens when Oprah came

Down Under. How are the fans

reacting to these final episodes? Pretty Pretty much the same, here in the windy city which I have learned is a very appropriate name for Chicago. a very appropriate name for Chicago.. herself has tweeted that she is just resting up and getting ready for the show but I did catch up with her best friend, Gayle King, as she came in and asked her what was happening. How are you feeling? I am feeling great. I am getting ready to go in there for rehearsal. I am so happy for Oprah. She is

cleaning her closet and I said,

"Shouldn't you be napping or

resting up?" She has no idea how is

going to go no tight. She doesn't

like surprises no No, but she has like surprises no No, but she has

been told to go ahead and embrace

it. G'day mate. I love Australia.

These are being called the surprise

Oprah shows because not even the host

host herself knows who she will be

interviewing. Any hints on who

might be there? Yes, look there has

been all sorts of rumours around

been all sorts of rumours around in

In the wake of the announce p that

Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife

split because he had fathered an split because he had fathered an

illegitimate child with one oh of the

the staff, there are some call that

his wife may be one of the guests. 5

5 o'clock, don't miss it. 5 o'clock, don't miss it. Thank you 5 o'clock, don't miss it. Thank you

very much. Reporting to us live

from Chicago, thank you very much.

Another career is also drawing to a

close in the US. Comedian Jerry

Lewis is to hang up his hat as the

host of a annual telethon to raise

money for muscular dystropy. He has

been hosting the telephone for 45

years and in that time raised more than than $1 billion for

than $1 billion for a charity. He

says it is time for a change. He

will make his final appearance this

year and since his song 'You'll

Never Walk Alone' one last time.

Geelong coach Chris Scott says he

won't need to use the passing of

club legend bob Davis has

motivation for Friday night's clash motivation for Friday night's clash

with Carlton. The Cats player

attended training in a some better

mood. It actually hit the players

reasonably hard. Bob spent a lot of

time at the club, I am led to time at the club, I am led to

believe, and got to know the

players quite well on a personal

level. So, I mean, I'm really loath

to say that it will change the way

the players play this week, but it

will be in all

will be in all Geelong's peoples

minds. They will wear black arm

bands to honour a man who was a

symbol of Geelong for almost 60

years. World champ Danny Green will

dedicate his fight against US great

Antonio Tarver to the memory of

Lionel Rose. Green will take on

four-time world champion Tarver in dense dense dense.

dense dense dense. It's the first

time the 42-year-old American has

fought outside the US as a

professional. I have never been cut,

professional. I have never been cut,

I have never had a broken nose and

have all my teeth. You are not

going to hear a lot of trash talk,

because we have respect for each

other, but when the bell goes my

job is to knock him out. That is the

the time to do the talking. Knock outs

outs are something the pair have in common. Both

common. Both have KO-d Roy Jones Junior.

It is a bit of a knock out in the US,

US, stocking there have been lower this

this morning, driven down by

weakness in the tech sector and a

down beat report in the housing

industry. Hewlett Packard led all

the bad news but all the chip makers

makers suffered. Absolutely so, it

appears that those concerns as to the future

the future level of global growth bubbling

bubbling to the surface and

dragging the markets lower with

them. Hewlett Packard have revised down

down their full-year sales numbers

but also the industry output

figures. Now, that really is a

result of disruption to supply from

parts coming out of Japan as as a

result of the recent natural

disasters, rather than any long-

term issue. From our perspective,

term issue. From our perspective,

we retain a above-market view

against the growth. We think it against the growth. We think it

will come up higher for the second

half of the year. With all these

negativety floating around, how is

our market shaping up today? There

is no doubt that given leads from

offshore marks we will open lower.

Today economically in news we have

some important wages data due to be

released ba us that will be a key factor determining when factor determining when the RBA are

going to next increase rates. From

our perspective, we think the

resources sector remains the only

engine for domestic economic growth.

If wages cost issues are limited to

that particular sector, we would

struggle to see how the RBA will be

able to raise the rates in the next

meeting. We will find out, thank

you very much. BP can't take a

trick. The company tried to bounce

back from the gulf oil disaster with

with a major deal to drill in the

Russian Arctic. Now, that deal has

sunk. BP announced four months ago

it had formed a $16 billion

partnership with Russian State-

control company Rosnif. It could

give them a foot hold in the Arctic

oil fields. It was also a chance

for the group's new chief to

rebuild the company's battered

reputation. But, embarrassingly, the whole

the whole thing has fallen apart because

because BP wasn't able to convince

its other Russian partners to go

along with it. Expect more blood on the

the floor at the next AGM.

Here is a brief weather check for you.

you. Still ahead, the shuttle

'Endeavour' astronauts have been

woken up to the music of U2. An

update on that mission next.

And most of us avoid family get

togethers, but a Saudi chic plans

to get his together so they can

share in $6 billion. Details share in $6 billion. Details when

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The main stories this morning.

Angry protests, a Angry protests, a bomb and threats

great Queen Elizabeth on a first

vis I by a British monarch to the

Republic of Ireland.

The Federal Government is trying to

hose down claims the carbon price

could be $40 a tonne. If so, that

could cost us all $110 o a year.

In sport, Queensland insists they

are still on track for victory in

game one of the State of organise

organise despite missing two of organise despite missing two of

their superstars. And Clive Palmer

says his on again, off again

company float will go ahead in Hong

Kong next week after all.

Ten's Europe correspondent is in

Brett Mason in the Irish capital

Dublin which has been locked down

by troops. Tonight's newspaper in

Ireland may be leading with the headline, headline, "100,000 welcomes", but

on the streets of bub Lin it is

obvious that no everyone is happy

about the visit. There were several

protests as hundreds vented their

anger. Police thought with

protesters over several kilometres

of fencing which now lines the city.

There were minor scuffling and at

one point flairs were fired into

the police line although no-one the police line although no-one was

seriously injured. P

We watched the Queen's arrival from

one vantage point where protestered

had gathered. Here is a taste of the

the reception that she received.

The Queen's main officials duties

to day included planting a tree to day included planting a tree and

laying a Reith at the city's Garden of

of Remembrance. This unpress sented

police and military operation involved 10,000 officers will

continue for another three days as

the Queen continues her visit to Ireland.

The Federal Government is backing

away from research by Treasurer

suggesting the carbon tax will need

to start at a higher than expected

price of around $40 a tonne price of around $40 a tonne to be

effective. For more on the story we

are joined by Amanda Hart live from

Canberra. How does the government

plan to nag gate these these

demands to start it low, while also

encouraging a switch to clean

energy? It is a very fine line the

government has to walk and it

claims it is doing this by working

the issues with with the multi- party climate change committee.

They have met and it is believed

they have all agreed to exclude

petrol from the carbon tax. That is

good news for motorists but that is

where the agreement end. There is a

little bit of a stoush development

between the government and the

Greens as the starting point. A

report has come out saying that in

order to make any impact on

greenhouse gases whatsoever it has

to be at $40 a tonne and that is

what the Greens are supporting. what the Greens are supporting. The

government is being hounded by the

Opposition over rising cost of

living pressures and they say that

$40 a tonne for a starting price is

a bit rich. In terms of a starting

price for the carbon price

mechanism, the government certainly

views it well south of $40 a tonne.

They keep using that expreologist

"starting price". Now, Heath "starting price". Now, Heath

Hocking will address the National

Press Club later today. Any chance

of more detail in reply to the budget. (Shadow Treasurer Joe

Hockey). That is really the point

of today's speech, it is really for

the shadow Treasurerer to give his

reply to the budget. So far they

have refused to play into the

government's hand and out line a

list of where it would cut costs.

Instead, the oplg has just been

hounding the government saying hounding the government saying that

the government is forgetting

working families and the carbon tax is

is no good. So

So Joe Hockey will no doubt be

saying that the cost of living

pressures under the Opposition

could be much less, particularly

using minutes just released from

the RBA saying that we can expect

an interest rate rise around August.

Thank you very much. The first

The first Australian mainland site

for the $36 billion National

Broadband Network will go live

today. The Prime Minister will

visit an Armadale school in

northern NSW to flick the switch on

the network which until now has

only operated in Tasmania. With her,

will be communications minister, Stephen Conroy the way health and communication speed internet will revolution nice Tony Windsor who says that the high Stephen Conroy and independent MP services are delivered in refugeeing. But the proposal has yet to be signed off. The Opposition says the government has caused the surge by making policy on the run.

The government insists the boats will slow as news of the changed policy filters through. A man charged with organising the boat involved in the Christmas Island disaster has faced a Perth court. Ali Khorram Heydar-khani is

accused of being the ringleader of

an organisation which arranged the

trip. 48 people died when the boat

crashed into rocks in December.

Proceedings against the Iranian- born Australian citizen will resume

next month. After n an inqist into

the disaster will begin in Perth

latter day.

The astronauts on board the shuttle

'Endeavour' has spent their first

day in place. They have inspected

the shuttle's nose and wings to

yesterday's look for any signs of damage from

yesterday's lan. Ch. They are on

their way to the International

Space Station where they will dock Space Station where they will dock

tonight. The astronauts will do

four space walks during their 16-

day mission.

Carlton coach says his players will

be prepared for

be prepared for a pumped up Geelong

on Friday night. He believes his

team will get even better after a

successful start to the year.

He knows his blues will face an

emotionally charged Geelong on

Friday night. His concern is what he can control, and that is Carlton

continuing its rise back to the top

of the football mountain. I think

that is the next stage for us, to

make sure as a team we don't lose the

the respect that we are starting to

build up. While Carlton is on the

rise, St Kilda is on the opposite

end of the scale.. The coach

maintains he's got plenty more to

offer at the Saints. If my senior

players come to me and ask me to

change or to not be here, they will

change or to not be here, they will

have spoken, but that's not the

case. Round nine is the AFL's indigenous

indigenous round, acknowledging and

celebrating the contribution the

Aboriginal and Torres Strait

Islander people have made to the

game. I think that is the biggest

thing, you go out and respect and

make the family proud. More bad

news

news with Garlland add to their injury list. news with Garlland add to their

Queensland Nate Myles has

celebrated his origin selection

with the announcement he has signed

a 4-year deal with the Gold Coast

tie on thes. Change is something

that I have done before and it help

med a lot, so I look forward to it. In other

In other NRL movement, the Bulldogs

Ben Roberts will join Parramatta next next season.

More finance now. Clive Palmer off

to Hong Kong where he expects a

nice pot of gold to be waiting for

him. That he does. The mining

billionaire has finally decided to

go ahead with the float of his

group. Almost half of Resoursehouse

will be up for sale next week and

the Chinese companies are hungry

for it. The shares are

for it. The shares are expected to

earn Mr Palmer $3.4 billion in cash

and value his personal stake in the

rest of the company in just over $4

billion. He has put forward and

rejected the idea of a fleet four

times already and the most recent

was only a month ago.

This one has got Ron Wilson

checking his birth certificate this.

Is a family get together you would want to get to.

want to get to. The Saudi sheik

says time has come to divide his

fortune among his relatives. He

made his money Lu the banking

sector. He told reporters if you

are full, how can you eat delicious

fruit while his neighbour spends

the night hungry? So they are going

to enjoy the fruits of

to enjoy the fruits of his labour, of course.

Despite a raft of negative factors

coming in, stocks came off the

session lows late in the trade.

Well, may the sun shine on your

Bedowin tent, Frank, as we used to say in my family.

Let's take a look at the websites

around the world. The guardian UK

reports on exploding water mel ons in

in China. Farmers apparently add

chemicals to the crop to accelerate

the growth and they used too much.

New research shows if we want

New research shows if we want

something to snai her long-term

memory we need the here at least

five times. Now, I say again, if we

want something to stay in your

memory, Ron... Sorry, what? If you

are hard of hearing, it might be

related to noisy pubs. They say a

report has studied that spending a

night in a noisy joint can lead to

a loss of hearing.

a loss of hearing.

France's supermodel First Lady is

reportedly expecting a baby. She's

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International Adaptive gold medals at the Regatta in Italy. first international event The latest victory is their Paralympic Games, where since the 2008 Beijing they won silver. weekend saw them topple Both victories on the

with the pair working world champions Ukraine towards London 20-12. TO WEATHER. To the satellite, and low cloud along eastern New

South Wales due to cool southerly winds, is only causing a few light showers in the north. To the nationals, mostly sunny for Sydney and 20. Canberra experiencing some morning frost, clearing to a sunny day, heading for a top of 17. To the major centres a sunny day on the way for Dubbo, with a top of 20... Fine and 19 for Wollonong... A little cooler for 17 in Wagga. Sunny and 16 the top in Goulburn... Fine and a warm

top of 20 in Batemans. Further north along the coast and Nowra is also looking at a fine day and a top of 20. Turning to the three day forecast for Canberra now... A few more frosty starts for us. Clearing to a sunny day tomorrow with a top of 19 and an overnight low of minus one. Highs just below 20 are predicted

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Headlines every 15 minutes on Ten's

Early News. A new chapter has been

written in British and Irish bloody

history. The Queen has

history. The Queen has begun a controversial four-day visit but

just hours before she touched down,

a pipe bomb was found on a bus

bound for Dublin.

The flight across the ever Irish

sea is barely an hour, but no

journey the Queen has made has been

more sensitive or car rid more

significance. As she arrived the

symbols of a troubled past littered

her way. Casement Air qiesh field

is named after a lup Irish leader

who was executed for treason by the

British. On the streets, dissident

Republicans who want a united

Ireland clashed with police. I was

a small demonstration but security

has dominated the planning for this visit.

As the Queen was driven through

streets sealed and cleared of the

public, a helicopter hovered

overhead and security forces took

up position on a church steeple and

nearby roof tops.

But for all the security and the

emptiness of the streetings, there

was nothing to diminish the poin

Jancy of this moment. The Queen

went to Ireland's shrine to its old Republican

Republican heroes, the Garden of

Remembrance, built in honour of

those who died for fighting for

independent from British rule.

A man is dead and another is in a

serious condition after a head-on

collision in Melbourne's west. The

25-year-old died a short time after

his Holden ute swerved on to the

wrong side of the road and into the

path of an on coming vehicle. Both

drivers were conscious at that

stage but the driver of the red unit unfortunately passed away

while they were working on him.

The 61-year-old driver of the other

unit was trapped for an hour before

being cut free and airlifted to

hospital in a serious condition.

You might need a back-up plan if

you are expecting to fly in and out of Perth today. The

of Perth today. The city is

expected to be blanketed in white

again this morning. Yesterday's fog

delayed nearly 50 flights. It is

being caused by smoke being trapped

beneath cloud. Passengers are

adviceed to check with airlines in

kiss of delays.

The Federal Government says the

price of carbon will start well

under $40 a tonne, that is despite

Treasury documents claiming the

highest price is the best way to

force a switch to clean power.

Julia Gillard's learning the skill

of reinvolve value. While Tony

Abbott is warning a carbon tax

could kilocal industry. This carbon

tax will have a very big impact on

the Australian motor industry. A

carbon tax at $30 a tonne could add

$84 million to the costs of the industry.

The carbon price isn't the only

thing the Prime Minister isn't

ready to unveil. Until then, Julia

Gillard says Tony Abbott's figures

aren't credible. Before we announce

any of those details, anybody who

is purporting to give someone a

number is making that number up. But confidenial Treasury research

does have the numbers, claiming that

that to force a change to clean power

power the carbon price needs to be

up to $40 a tonne. That is not inconsistent inconsistent with with what the

European Union are saying that the average

average price Ben 2013 and 2020

would be. Thai should that a price

of $40 a tonne could push household

costs up by $1100 a year. The government

government is already hosing down

these figures. In terms of a

starting price for the carbon price

starting price for the carbon price mechanism t government certainly

views it well south of $40 a tonne. An independent hydrologist says

that releases from the Wivenhoe Dam

were a major contributor to the

flood in Jan. However, he has told

the flood inquiry that lowering the

dam level before the wet season wouldn't

wouldn't have made any difference.

He was commissioned by the floods

inquiry to review wifen hoe

operations. What he found was that

the releases were to blame.

According to the independent

hydrologist, most of the watt water

that flooded Brisbane and Ipswich

in January came from the dam. It is

clear that an earlier escalation of the dam out flow:

But he told the inquiry that it

could have made the situation worse

in the west.

He said the dam manuals flowchart

hadn't been revised since its

creation in 1985, and that he would

recommend an investigation into how rain

rain forecasts could be factored into the models. Dam safety manager, Peter Allen, said using rain forecasts was a very fine whether she is about to become one again. There are rumours that she is expected a baby. Her father confirmed that her President is to become a dad again but Sarkozy's off sis says it is a private matter. Queensland may enter origin game

one without two of hers superstars, but coach Mal Meninga doesn't

believe that will bring NSW any

closer to their first win since 2009.

A rock-star welcome for the big

names of the game.. Coach Mal

Meninga lapping up the show, not

worrying that his team list was

missing Greg Inglis and missing Greg Inglis and Justin Rogers.

This is it. Inglis's replacement,

Dane Neilsen said to go head-to-

head with Michael Jennings. He has

been good this year, but I'm sure

that Jenkins will have him covered.

Jharal Yow Yeh will be other

debutant, his first season debutant, his first season

coincidesing with Darren Lockyer's

last. For me and the rest of the

guying, it is no different this

series. He is set to be a focus for

one of the blue's hit men. I will

bring a bit of aggression and try

to give him as many headaches as I

can. Geelong coach Chris Scott says

he won't need to using the passing

of club legend Bob Davis has

motivation for Friday night's clash.

They attended the training in a

somber mood t whole club feeling

the loss. It actually hit the

players reasonably hard. As I said,

Bob spent a lot of time at the club

and got to know the players quite

well on a personal level, so, I

mean, I'm really loath to say that

it will change the way the players

play this week, but it will be in

all glee long peoples' mind. They

will wear an black armband to

honour the man who was a symbol of

Geelong for almost 60 years.

US stocks have been lower this

morning, driven down by weakness in

the tech sector and a downbeat

report on the housing industry.

Here with a report is Richard Here with a report is Richard

English. Hewlett pack ward led the

bad news but all the chip makers

suffered. Absolutely so. It

appeared that investor concerns as

to future levels of global growth

have bubbled to the surface,

dragging the market lower again.

Now, Hewlett Packard, they down

graded their full year sales

estimate but that news joined by

disappointing housing data, both

disappointing. Having aid that, disappointing. Having aid that,

industry impact, more impact is fly

issues coming out of Japan as a

result of those recent natural

disasters than any long-term issue

there. Certainly from our

perspective we still have an above-

market consensus view on market

grow. It is hump day, how is that

going to lead for us. We have some

important economic data due to be

released with wages data. Now, that is

is important because it will be

will be the key determining factor

as to when the RBA next pulls the interest

interest rate figure. We believe

that if wages issues are limited to

that sector, we can't see how the

RBA could be able to raise rates

when they meet in June. You have

brought some good news. Here is hoping.

Briefly to other Briefly to other business knew,

building products maker, James

hardy is confident about the future.

They announced plans to buy back 5%

of its shares and resume dividend payments.

Fairfax media has revealed plans to

silts radio station.

And Qantas has unveiled changes to

its loyalty program. It has lifts

its game to fight its game to fight off a new

challenge from Virgin Virgin Australia.

Ron, let's get our tickets ready,

we are both off to say g'day to

cousin sheikh Sulliman. Yes, that

would be nice, wouldn't it. A check

of the weather before we go.

of the weather before we go.

Briefly recapping our top stories. Briefly recapping our top stories.

Angry protests and bomb threats

mark Queen Elizabeth's arrival in

Ireland. It's the Republican's Ireland. It's the Republican's

first visit by a British monarch. The Federal Government is

discussing other ways to encourage

a shift to clean emergency as it

insists the carbon price will be

less than $40 a tonne.

And a rescue mission is being

planned this morning for a whale

tangled in fishing gear near Perth.

Bad weather has sunk previous attempts.

That is it for Ten's Morning News.

Our next news is at 9 clm. I'm Frank

Frank Coletta, have yourselves a great day.

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