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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. The

carbon tax propaganda war keeps

raging. The latest move by the

Government is to bombarded us with

brochures telling us the tax is

okay. Good morning. Welcome. Also -

peacekeepers brought in after young

Serbs attack a border post in

Kosovo killing a policeman and

reigniting regional tension.

History at the championships with

James Magnussen taking gold in the

they 100m freestyle. In finance, will

they go up or down? Two of the big

banks disagree on just which way

the Reserve Bank will jump on rates

next week if it moves at all.

Showers, storms and strong wind

over South Australia and southern

WA. It will be warm in NSW and

Victoria. Every home in the nation

is to receive a taxpayer-funded

brochure next week selling the

carbon tax. Carbon minister Greg Combet

Combet says it is needed to combat.

The Opposition scare campaign. This

is important where Tony Abbott has

created such fear in the community

in a totally unprincipled manner..

The Opposition has announced the

brochures as junk mail and accuses

the Prime Minister to be too scared

to campaign for the tax. The Police

Union has rejected claims it

unfairly targetted the Chief

Commissioner. In her newly released

autobiography Christine Nixon was

harsh about members of the union

and described the Black Saturday

royal commission as a kangaroo

court which was out to give her a

public flogging and that the media public flogging and that the media

treated her unfairly because she

was fat. I believe they had an

agenda and I was advised in - from

people in government they had an

agenda to have me resign from

bushfire authority. The book 'Fair

Cop' is to be launched next week by

the Prime Minister but Christine

Nixon says she would understand if

the Prime Minister pulled out

because of the con tree versey. The

the Commonwealth Ombudsman is to

investigate the suicide and self

harm attempts at the Christmas

Island detention centre. In the

same week there were 30 incidents

of self harm by detainees. Alan

Asher believes the mental health of

the people in the centres could be

deteriorating and he will look at deteriorating and he will look at

ways to improve it. Some of

Queensland's top tourism spots are

hoping to become the home base for

thousands of fly-in fly-out mine

workers but even though millions

are at stake not everybody believes

it is a good idea. It is the multi-

million dollar deal that has

sparked trouble in paradise. The

Gold Coast should pull their head

in. All Queensland Councils vying

to be chosen for a base for in to 2,000

2,000 miners. They are well paid.

An old terminal at the Gold Coast

airport could be used exclusively

for chartered flights by the

resource and mining companies but

other regions believe the coast has

enough. We have a lot of vacant

rentals, people that could live in

the region with skills in the

region. Cairns and the sunshine

coast are the also pushing to be

considered. Potential workers

spoilt for choice. The attraction

is you are three or four hours from

the mine. But not everybody has

welcomed the plan to fly in and out

100% of its work force for a

project in Central Queensland. It

does not support economic

prosperity for our areas. The decision rests with the State

Government. There has been a riot Government. There has been a riot

in Hollywood overnight after a

crowd got angry that a local film

premiere was cancelled. Police were

called in when the movie fans

started to protest that a documentary about something called

the Elecana was called off. Police

cars were damaged before the crowd

day is%ed. South Korea has been

battered by more heavy rain causing

landslides which have claimed the

lives of 67 people. At least 5,000

people have been left homeless,

another 250 millimetres of rain is

forecast for today. The river

running through the centre of the

capital Seoul has burst following

the heaviest rain for 100 years.

Buses and other vehicles have been

abandoned. In the heart of this

rich city water moves down the

broad avenues. A man trying to

cross under estimates the force of

the water. 25 million people live

in and around the capital. They

rain in two days. have seen more than half a metre of

rain in two days. TRANSLATION: The

water rose fast. After 5 minute it

was up to my niece and 10 minute it

had reached my stomach. He had no

time the save his belongings.

People are picking through the

rubble to see what they can save.

The muddy waters have caused

massive damage. This woman find

much of her stock from her shop has

been destroyed.

been destroyed. At least 67 people

have died in the floods and

landslides. Thousands have had to

leave their homes and many more

have no electricity. The rainfall

over the last two days is about 15

times more than the average for

this time of year and further rain

is forecast for tomorrow. The to-

man crew of a jumbo jet has died

when the cargo plane crashed near

the southern tip of South Korea.

The pilots on board the Asiana

Airlines 747 reported they were

battling mechanical problems en

route the sole solt. They were

trying to make an emergency landing

on Jeju Island but were unable to

reach the airstrip. Rescue workers

rushed to the scene but found no

survivors. Sports news -

Australia's new King of the pool

will set his sights on Olympics

glory after claiming a special

piece of swimming history in Shanghai. 20-year-old James

Australian Magnussen became the first

Australian man to win the 100m

freestyle at a world championship

assist. No Australian man had ever

one the 100m freestyle at the world

championships but James Magnussen

was tipped the break the drought.

COMMENTATOR: We expect him to come

from behind. He was perfectly

placed at the turn. COMMENTATOR: placed at the turn. COMMENTATOR:

This is a great spot for him on the

outside. Living up to his nickname

COMMENTATOR: James Magnussen is over the last few metres.

going to go now. He will turn it on

like he never has been. Imagine Ma

the Magnificent t first Australian

to wife this coveted title. The the

'Thorpedo' has been superseded.

James Magnussen earning a place in

swimming sub law with a blistering

swim. The win putting him in pole

position to climb the title. AFL -

Eagles forward Josh Kennedy has

spent the night in hospital after

suffering an accident at training

the. He missed the Eagles flight to

Melbourne after bleeding from an

eye after being hit by a tennis

ball. Daniel Kerr and Nic Naitinui

will mist game at Etihad Stadium.

People think we do not play well

there but we have to play a lot of

footy there. Cooney and Higgins are

out injured for the Bulldogs.

Interest rates, going up or down

next week? Someone once said

confusion is a terrible thing. They

are right! To of our big banks are

pointing in opposite directions

over which way the Reserve Bank may

jump. We can tell you that ANZ has

gone against the popular belief and

predicts rates will rise by a

quarter of a per cent when the

Reserve Bank meets on Tuesday. It

is using mantra that inflation is

the worry but Westpac's analysts

insists that stance is wrong. They

say rates will go down because the

economy is so weak. Economists

believe the cash rate could be an

entire percentage points lower this

time next year. Tiger Airways

expects tot roar back into life

again within a week. The airline's grounding

grounding by Australia's air safety

regulator runs until Monday but

Tiger Airways says next Friday is

the earliest it can get going again.

I says it will refund any

passengers flying earlier than that.

The agency grounded Tiger Airways

over safety concerns. Royal Dutch

Shell has reported a big jump in second-quarter second-quarter net profits earn

incorporated 6.5 billion a rise of

56% in just three months. The

company's CEO defended the results

saying Shell only make boss 1%

profit per litre or 1 cent profit

per litre. American giant Exxon

Mobil has reported a profit of

$10.7 billion in the second quarter up

up 41%. Two days ago BP reported a

13% rise in profit and was a bit disappointed.

disappointed. Wall Street ran out

of steam late on with. The Dow

Jones racking up a fifth straight

decline as investors remain worried

about the debt ceiling deadline. We

await news on the Congress vote on

a bill to cut the deficit and raise the rates.

A huge prize for the Victoria Cross.

The latest from Wall Street action

the US gets ready to default on its

debts. Stay with us.

MAN: When you're the World Crunch champion, there's always someone younger and faster ready to take you on.

So to stay at the top of my game, I need to be light on my feet and crisp in my movements.

That's how I train. And the thing that drives me is I & J Light & Crispy. PEOPLE: (CHANT) Iron Jay!

Tony Abbott has accused the Prime

Minister of being a chicken. Tony

Abbott says Julia Gillard is hiding

in her offers rather than

continuing her fight the sell the

carbon tax. But the propaganda war

is not over. We are all about. To

be bombarded with brochures selling

the the tax. Tony Abbott continues

his campaign to shear voters away

to the carbon tax. A stark

comparison with the Prime Minister.

She is back in her office hiding

from the public because she knows

the more she talks about this tax

the less people like it. In stead

of talking the Government is now

spending four million dollars on a

brochure for every home explaining the

the tax. They will have available

the tax not the fear that Tony

Abbott has been spreading. One

place Tony Abbott will not campaign

is at October's tax forum, business,

unions, the Premiers, community

groups and the independents and

Greens are invited but not the

Coalition. So it is typical of a

Government which is only interested

in talking to the people who it

thinks agree with it. The summit will

will look at a congestion tax on

heavy vehicles and stamp duty

relief but one topic is off the

agenda. I know some will want to

advocate an increase in the GST so they

they can give themselves a tax cut.

The Government will have no part of

it. The carbon tax will be

introduced in Parliament in

September a month before the

Canberra tax forum. An Australian

Victoria Cross has fetch add

recorded 1 million at auction in

Melbourne. The medal was awarded to

World War II hero Ted Kenna who single-handedly fought off a

Japanese machine gun attack in

Papua New Guinea. The medal was

valued at $900. Ted Kenna's family

made the sale in accordance with

his wishes but with a very heavy

heart. I was emotional. Not the

money, the feeling of just the

feeling. The medal was bought by an

anonymous bidder. American and

French peacekeepers have taken back

control of to kiss Toms pose its on Kosovo's Kosovo's northern border after they

were attacked by Serbs armed with fire

fire bombs. A mob of 200 men killed

a Kosovo policeman. European Union

police officers posted at the

border fled. The there has been

mounting tension between ethnic

Albanians and minority Serbs in the

area because of trade disputes.

area because of trade disputes.

This was the second attack on the This was the second attack on the

same border post in the past three

years. Norwegian police say they

have called off a land search for

victims of last week's massacre on victims of last week's massacre on

the island of Utoya. They say the

search is still ongoing in the

water where it is feared people may

have drowned. 68 people died in the shooting

shooting also. The name and

shooting also. The name and

photographs of the victims are being

being released a few at a time. Investigators

Investigators say they have found

no evidence that the killer, Anders

Breivik, was part afr bigger con

spur circumstances as he had

claimed at the time of his arrested

oft. Israel has started to build a

new fence to keep out its

neighbours. This is on the border

of Syria. It started to put up the

120-kilometre metre fence in a

disputed area where the Golan

Heights meet Syria. The Israeli

Government fears more violence in

the area. Hundreds of protesters

stormed through the border last

month on the anniversary of the war.

Australia's newest swimming star Australia's newest swimming star

has claimed a piece of history in

Shanghai. 20-year-old James

Magnussen came from behind to

become the first Australian man to

win the 100m freestyle at a world championship. championship. COMMENTATOR: James

Magnussen the Magnificent t first Australian

Australian to win this coveted

title! The 'Thorpedo' has been

superseded by the Missile! James

Magnussen's 47.63 seconds swim puts

the Aussie closer to what many

deemed unthinkable breaking the

world record set in the now banned

full body suit. AFL - West Coast

will be without Josh Kennedy for Saturday's clash against the

Bulldogs. The he was the victim of

a bizarre training accident that a bizarre training accident that

saw him rushed to hospital. Kennedy

was a noticeable absentee after

being hit in the eye by a tennis

ball in a training mishap. He will

join Nic Naitinui on the sidelines.

Shaw's punishment for gambling will be

be severe. He has natural fitness

but he will be praying for the

eight weeks to finish quickly

eight weeks to finish quickly

because you cannot belt him like we

are going to and he knows it. He

must wake up every morning! North Melbourne

Melbourne is full of confidence for

tonight's clash with Carlton having

won seven of their past eight won seven of their past eight

against the Blues, not that the

coach gives that record any

consideration. An old coach of mine

would say four weeks is all that is

relevant in modern footy. Anything relevant in modern footy. Anything

beyond that is ancient history.

Ryan Hoolihan will plairpbgsnaiplgd

in the team for his 200th game.

Rugby league - the fallout over

Phil Gould's Penrith clean-out

continues with former Panther

player Matt Targett criticising the

team's off field drama. It comes

days after the skipper Petero

Civoniceva announced wanted out.

Matt Targett spent eight years

playing for the Panthers and was an

assistant the former coach Matthew

Elliott. These days he run as cafe

in Sydney but has plenty say to the Panthers

Panthers power brokers. Why did

Gould have to be paid for a job

that should have been done by those

men. Appalled by the sacking of

Elliott and the use of Gould to do

their dirty work. They have pulled

him into pull the triallinger which

is unfair for the fans and the

supporters. They are not facing their responsibilities and the way

that the other guys are treated. They are treated

They are treated with a lack of

respect. How the players are

reacting to the club's off field

drama will be seen on Saturday when

they head north to take on the

Cowboys. The Roosters will be at

home on Saturday wearing rainbow-

coloured socks against the Bulldogs

to rise awareness for dementia at

Todd Carney's request. His father

battled the destructive disease for

battled the destructive disease for

five years before pass I'm away at just

just 57. We did not know what it

was at first which was the biggest

toll, not so much on me but Mum and

my sisters. The Roosters will

auction their boots to raise money

for the Dementia Foundation. We had

a lot of help with dad and a

hopefully this continue with more

help to find why and how it affects

people. Wall Street, all about. The

debt crisis.. It is. They are doing

it tufplt more details now as we

cross to New York. Wall Street fell

in a hole over the fears of the US Government

Government debt default which looms next

next week. Here live from the floor

of the New York Stock Exchange is

Alexis Christoforous. The market

has tried clinging onto any good

news it can find at the minute? You

bet. I can tell you a lot of

traders are putting vacation plans

on hold so they can be at their

desk on Tuesday the difficult the

debt keeling expires. The more

likely scenario is that a temporary

deal is struck to lift the debt

limit that would really only ab

stop-gap measure and make it more

difficult for the US to hold onto

its stellar AAA credit rating. That its stellar AAA credit rating. That

could lead to a temporary market

panic but in the longer term it

could push the US dollar lower and send

send interest rates higher on

everything from mortgages to car

loans at a time when the economy is

so very fragile. Turmoil. While the

debt fight rages are there any

signs the US economy is getting

back on its feet? We are trying to

hang onto any glimmer of hope.

Today we finally got some positive

news about the job market. The

number of Americans applying for

unemployment benefits last week

dipped below 400,000 for the first time

time in four months a sign that

employers are laying off few

performance workers. We are in the

middle of earnings season. So far

good. 78% of the Standard and Poors

500 companies that have reported

have posted positive earnings.

Starbucks posted earnings that past

Wall Street expectations. Good time

for the oil companies? Big oil

continue to make big money in the second quarter. Exxon Mobil and Royal

Royal Dutch Shell reported a surge

on earnings on the back of higher

gas prices. BP who is still paying

for the Gulf spill made $5 billion

from March to June. Brisbane a

possible shower, 21. Sydney, mostly

sunny, 19. Canberra, frost then

sunny, 19. Canberra, frost then

sunny. Melbourne mostly sunny, 17.

Hobart rain clearing. Adelaide rain

and 20. Perth showers increasing,

19. Sunny in darwifrpb. Would you

go nuts if you could not get into

see the Electric Daisy Carnival

Rave? I would go nuts if I got in.

They went into a riot in Los

Angeles. Are they jingle bells? It is

is only July yet two London stores

have started the is the Christmas

stuff already! True story. All the

details when we return. (JACKHAMMER CLATTERS) WOMAN: Forget going to extremes. Pine O Cleen Multi Purpose spray penetrates and dissolves tough built-up grease, killing 99.9% of germs as it cleans. It's not clean unless it's Pine O Cleen.

Our main storeys - police in the US

arrest a soldier they say appears

to have been planning a major

terrorist-style attacks on an army

barracks. A policeman killed in

Kosovo. Regional tension ignited.

History at the world championship

was James Magnussen taking gold in

the men's 100m freestyle. Will they

go up on dour? Two of the big banks

disagree on which way the Reserve

Bank will jump next week if at all.

An AWOL soldier has been arrested

in the US accused of planning to

attack soldiers based at Fort Hood

in Texas. Dan, what is he accused

of doing? The man they have

arrested is 21-year-old Private N

arblgs ssa Abdu who hit the

headlines here last year when he

refused to fight in Afghanistan

citing his Islamic religous beliefs.

He had gone AWOL after possessing

child pornography. He was arrested

by the FBI and has confessed to

planning bomb attacks at a local

restaurant where soldiers at restaurant where soldiers at Fort

Hood eat and drink. They found

shotgun shells s a pressure cooker,

all things being used to put together

together explosivees. They have

found a backpack containing Islamic

extremist literature and a bomb

ingredient. The alarm was made by a

local man who runs the local gun

shop. Abdu asked to buy smokeless

gunpowder a product used by gun

enthusiasts to make their own

bullets. He selects six cannisters.

He puts them on the counter. The

first red flag is when he asks

Kathy "What is smokeless powder?".

If you do not know what it is, why

would you buy six pounds of it?

This would seem to have troubling

similarities to a similar massacre

at 2009 at this very same army base.

That attack killed 13 people and

injured 30 more. The man charged

over that massacre is known as

Major Nadal who is before the

courts, he is also a devout Muslim. Here

Here is where it gets spooky. That

gun shop is the same gun shop where

Hassan bought his weep yons. The

police in Colleen the town where

Fort Hood is located believe today

they have managed to stop another

potential massacre. Troubling

indeed. Still in the US - Congress

will vote this morning on a

Republican plan to raise the

nation's debt limit but even if the

bill passes it is likely to be

voted down by the depbl cat-control

Senate bringing the US closer the

financial meltdown. After a hurried

rewrite house Speaker John faces

opposition in his own party he

urged members to support the bill

and get the job done. The number

ever people undecided or know are

now declaring themselves for the

bill. But some conservative Republicans

Republicans say the cuts are not

enough and they cannot vote for it.

Right now I can't but we just got

the numbers last night and we are

still looking at it. Some

Republicans tell house colleagues

they are being unreasonable about

the demands. That is not fair to the

the American people, to hold out

and say "We will not agrees to

raiseing the debt limit until we

pass a balanced budget amendment to

the Constitution". It is unfair and

bizarre. Even if the Speaker's bill

clears the house Senate Democrats

say they will not support a plan

that raises the debt keeling for

just six months. Every Senate

Democrat and two independents

signed a letter to the Speaker

promising to oppose his bill..

Republicans cannot get the short-

term Band-Aid they vote for in the

house today. The Gillard government

will spend $4 million on a brochure

to try to sell its carbon tax. John

is at Parliament House in Canberra.

Will this letter box drop make any

real difference? The Government

will certainly be hoping so.

Although we have recently seen a

slight bounce in support for the

tax in the polls the vast majority

of Australians are still against it.

Julia Gillard is hoping that this

advertising blitz in combination

with a $12 million television

campaign will boost support for the

tax and work to counteract what the

Government says has been a scare

campaign by Tony Abbott. This is

very important in an environment

where Tony Abbott has created such

fear and apprehension in a totally unprincipled

unprincipled manner.. The

Opposition has branded the $4

million mail-out junk mail There

are growing concerns about death

dlaets being aimed at politicians?

Federal Police are considering

taking action against those people

making the death threats. It has

been prompted by a significant

increase in the number of threats

rent lift of particular concern

there is a growing number of calls

for the Prime Minister to be

assassinated. We have seen a

growing level of aggression at

protests, online and on talkback

radio and sometimes even the hosts

themselves have made comments. I'm

putting her than a chaff sea.

Somebody should again SATS night

the lot of them! The Australian

Federal Police say this is a matter

they take very seriously. The industrial relations headache will

continues for Qantas. 280 staff at

the supply warehouses are expected

to walk off the job at the five biggest airports. The national biggest

union of workers says Qantas is

refusing to protect permanent jobs

and acknowledged the rights of

casual employees. That has left

staff across Australia fed up. The

warehouse workers handle freight,

passenger catering and replacement

parts for Qantas air craft.

Australia's new King of the pool

will set his sight on Olympics

glory after claiming a special

piece of swimming history in Shanghai. 20-year-old James

Magnussen became the first

Australian man to win the 100m

freestyle at a world championships.

COMMENTATOR: Here is our boy. No

Australian man had ever won the

100m freestyle at the world

championships but James Magnussen

was tipped to break the drought.

COMMENTATOR: We expect him to come

from behind. The New South Welshman

perfectly placed at the turn.

COMMENTATOR: A great spot for him.

Living up to his nickname over the

final few metres. COMMENTATOR:

James Magnussen starts to go. He

will turn it on like he never has

been. James Magnussen the

Magnificent. He has become the

first Australian to win this

coveted title. The 'Thorpedo' has

been superseded by the Missile!

James Magnussen earning a place in

swimming folk law with a blistering

sub-48 seconds swim. The win

putting him in pole position to

claim the coveted double of world

title and Olympic gold. AFL - Josh

Kennedy has spent the night in

hospital after suffering an

accident at training. He missed the

Eagles flight to Melbourne. He had

bleeding from an eye after he was

hit by a tennis ball. Daniel Kerr

and Nic Naitinui missed the flight

and will not play on Saturday

against the Bulldogs at Etihad

Stadium. We like to think of it as our

our second home ground. People our second home ground. People

think we do not play well there.

The Bulldogs have made seven

changes with Cooney an Higgins out

injured. Frank Coletta, the experts

cannot figure out what is going on

with interest rates it does not

leave much hope for the rest of us!

There is an interesting debate. Two

of our big banks are pointing in

opposite directions over which way the

the Reserve Bank may jump. The ANZ

has gone against the popular belief

and is predicting rates will rise

by a quarter of a point when the

Reserve Bank meets on Tuesday. It

is using the mantra that inflation

is using the mantra that inflation

is the main worry about Westpac's

analysts insist that is wrong. They

say rates will go down because the

economy is so weak. Economists

there believe the cash rate could

be an entire percentage points

lower this time next year. They

have got to be kidding! The height of

of summer in London, up to 25

degrees Celsius but two of the

capital's most famous stores have

opened their Christmas shops

already. Must be the heat. Harrods

and Selfridges are in a good mood

wanting to sell to international

tourists who flock to London in the

summer. Their research shows they

are keen to buy decorations and

souvenirs even though last

Christmas is still in the memory.

Wall Street racked up a fifth

straight decline as investors are

worried about the debt crisis worried about the debt crisis

deadline. Euro share assist finally

snapped their losing streak,

stronger banks helping London edge

higher as investors welcome some

data from the US.

If you are planning a bit of

Christmas in July this weekend the

weather could account good. The

Japanese town which hosts an annual

dolphin slaughter is beefing up

security amid fears of protests by

animal wealth fair supporters.

Authorities have told Dubai

commuters they will have to wait to

get off the train before they break get off the train before they break

their fast because eating in

carriages is banned. The next Royal

Wedding is likely to be more sedate

than the last. 150 people will be

able the fit on the narrow

Edinburgh street to watch the

wedding of Zahra Philips tomorrow.

Still ahead - talk about a prima

donna. A showbiz elephant did not

like her costume and protested how

they do. An elephant in the room.

Australians may get more efficient

cars soon because Americans are changing. GOOD MORNING, Amy La Porte with your local news update... Bungedore police say the driver of a ute which

plowed through the front of a local craft store suffered from a pre-existing illness. Tuesday the 48 year old Just before midday on on Melbon Street, veering Bungedore man lost control Wares store.. into the Summit Crafts and

inside the shop at the time Fortunately no one was of the incident. inspected the site and Emergency crews have since of collapsing. found it was in no danger landlord, who allegedly had Canberra's alleged slum has had his first day in tenants living in squaller, court. were uncovered in July last His alleged slum houses charged with 10 breaches of year... And he's been health laws. the territory's public

Meantime, the family of Elizabeth Booshand clapped as her murderer was sentenced to jail in an ACT Supreme Court. Rebecca Anne Massey will spend at least the next ten years behind bars.. Sentenced to sixteen years.. Massey who killed her former friend at the Charnwood shops back in 2008 was sentenced yesterday morning in front of a packed-out Supreme Courtroom. led out of the court in She was smiling as she was handcuffs. of a man brutally beaten in In other news, the family flying over from Ireland Civic on the weekend is today. McCarthy was found lying Forty one year old Timothy Northbourne Avenue on outside the Quick and Go on head injuries ... Sunday, suffering serious briefly faced court over An 18 year old man has the king-hit attack. . And things are heating up TURNING TO SPORTS NEWS NOW, handful of talented at the AIS today... with a Indigenous AFL players hitting the field, hoping to impress. They're looking to earn their spot in the 25 man

under 15s sqaud to play at the Indigenous National Championships on the Gold Coast. It'll be held between August 31st to September 4... With the winner to jet over to Fiji to represent Australia in the Oceania Championships. NOW TAKING A LOOK AT WEATHER... forming over To the satellite, Cloud is Wales but skies are mostly central-eastern New South dominant high. clear elsewhere under a partly cloudy day on the To the capitals, and a mild 15 degrees and another way for Sydney ... A very Canberra. partly cloudy day for A top of 18 for Dubbo, To the major centres now... Wollonong... Sunny and 15 sunny skies and 18 too in Wagga. degrees the top temp in Southern Tablelands for Sunny and 13 on the

for Bowral. Goulburn... Much the same 16 the top temp in Mudgee.. On the coast and 17 for

Nowra. Now turning to the three day forecast for Canberra now... Late showers are forecast for us tomorrow, we're heading for a top of 16 degrees with a low of minus 2. Clearing on Sunday to sunny skies on Monday.

That's the latest news, sport and weather. Stay with us, I'll have more updates for you throughout the day. .

Headlines on the quarter hour. A

man has escaped serious injuryy

after his car ploughed into a fence after his car ploughed into a fence

during a police pursuit in

Melbourne's west. Police spotted a

stolen car driving erratically

after 10:00 last night. Though gave

chase when the Ford Telstar got out

of siefplgttfrplgts driver is

extremely lucky he did not suffer

any major injury. He has some lacerations to his lacerations

lacerations to his head and is in

hospital. The 39-year-old is in a

stable condition in hospital and

has also been arrested. Thousands

of fruit growers are waging a final

battle to protect their injury. Though accuse the Federal

Government of surrendering their

furthers to New Zealand farmers by allowing potentially diseased

apples in the Australia. On the

march for their livelihood.

march for their livelihood. Fruit

growers protest over plans to again

- allow rival New Zealand apples

into the country. A move they say

could devastate Australia's Apple

industry. Though are worried the

imported Apple could carry

fireblight. They decimate the

orchard. It attacks the tree and

fruit leaving it burnt and

shrivelled. The world trade organisation certainly did not

expect that. They said look you

have to let the apples in but they

warn expect strict protocol. Growers

warn it is crunch time with the ban

to be lifted next month. They

accuse the Government of risking

the nation's biosecurity. There is

a lot of stuff waiting to come in.

The Government needs to listen

because the consequences of losing

an industry which employs up to

100,000 people would be

catastrophic. The Coalition bill

will be introduced in a fortnight

but by then it could be too late.

Two people are fighting for their

lives and three others are

suffering lesser injuries after a

car crash this morning in Sydney's

Chase National Park. The driver was

thrown through the windscreen t

others were trapped but have been

taken to hospital. Police are

trying to work out what caused the

accident A woman who killed her 6-

year-old son with a hammer could

get out of jail today. Brit

Ashfield beat her son John as a

punishment. The pair from Cowra

told the police the boy had been

set upon by a gang but later

confessed. The boyfriend Austin

Hughes was paroled to years ago. A

riot in Hollywood overnight after a

crowd got angry a local film

Premier was cancelled. Police were

called in when movie fans started

to processt that a documentary

about the Electric Daisy Carnival

Rave was called off. The riot squad

was brought in. They fired bean bag

round into the crowd. A number of

people were arrested and several

police cars were damaged before the

crowd finally dispersed. Norwegian

police say they have called off the

land search for victims of last

week's massacre on the island of

Jeju Island. They say the -- Utoya.

68 people died in the shootings.

The names and photographs of the

victims are being released a few at

a time. Investigators say they

found no evidence yet that the

killer, Anders Breivik, was part

afr bigger conspiracy as he had

claimed at the time of his arrest.

American and French peacekeepers

have taken back control of to

customs posts on Kosovo's northern

border after they were attacked by

Serbs armed with fire bombs. A mob

of 200 Serbian men attacked the

outposts and killed Kosovo bliss

men. EU police officers posted at

the border reportedly fled as the

attack began. There has been mounting

mounting tension between ethnic

Albanians and minority Serbs

because of train disputes. This was

the second attack on the same

border post in the past three years.

Talk about a prima donna, Sandra

the showbiz elephant has stormed

off a television set while shooting

a commercial in Hungary. The Indian

elephant had been dressed in an

elaborate costume when she took off

true the middle of Budapest. It was

believed she was started by some of

the things on her back. No word yet

if Sandra hurt anyone. Australia's

newest swimming star has claim ever

claimed a piece of history in Shanghai. Shanghai. 20-year-old James

Magnussen came if behind to become

the first Australian man to win the

100m freestyle. COMMENTATOR: Like

he never has before! James

Magnussen the Magnificent. He has

become the first Australian to win

this coveted title. The the

'Thorpedo' has been superseded by

the Missile! James Magnussen's

47.63 second beyond swim puts the

Aussie closer to what many deemed

unthinkable breaking the world

record of 46.91 set in the now

banned full-body suit. Rugby league

- the fallout over Phil Gould's

Penrith clean out continues with

Matt Targett criticising the team's

off field dramas. It comes days

after the Panthers skipper Petero

Civoniceva announced wanted out of

the club. Matt Targett spent eight

years playing for the Panthers and

was an assistant to former coach

Matthew Elliott. These days he run

as cafe in Sydney but has plenty to

say to the Panthers power brokers.

Why did Gould have to be paid to

did a job that should have been

done by those men. Appalled by the

sacking of Elliot, the dismissal of

the assistants. They called him

into pull the trigger which is

unfair to the fans and the

supporters. They are not facing up

to the responsibilities at the club

and the way the other guys were

treat, with a lack of respect. How

the players react will be seen on

Saturday when they head north to

take on the Cowboys. The Roosters

will be at home on Saturday and

they will be wearing rainbow-

coloured socks against the Bulldogs

to raise awareness for dementia at

Todd Carney's request. His father

battled the disease for five years

before passing away at just 57. We

did not know what it was at first

which was the biggest tollt on not

so much me because I was not at

home, but Mum and my sisters. The

Roosters will auction their boots

to raise money for the Dementia

Foundation. We had a lot of help

with dad. This may find the reason

why and how it affects people.

Investors tide their best to remain

optimistic despite the fear of a US

debt default next week. Nick, even

with the debt crisis looming large

the mood seemed to be better than

it has been all week? A mixed

session overnight. Good and bad.

Certainly the good does show that Certainly the good does show that

there are some genuine economic

improvements in the US economy. We

saw some positive employment data

and housing data and in the last

couple of weeks we have seen a

string of positive earnings results.

Dupont was the latest to advice

from the market with a strong

earning result but the investor

focus is on the deadline on Tuesday, investors investors nervous Washington will

not be able to reach a compromise

in regards to the budget deficit

and the US economy is at risking of

losing its AAA credit rating. If

that were to happen we would see

the US dollar fall t Australian

dollar rise and bearing in mind we

have reached an all-time high of

above $1.10. How is our market

shaping up for Friday? With. The

Dow Jones losing 62 point overnight

it takes the week's losses in the

US to more than 3%. Our market has

followed suit all week. We expect

it to fall further with the

nervousness in the US. Our market

showing 15 points lower. That is

optimistic but we may see some

support as we have previously.

Let's hope so. Big changes for cars

in the US. Quite probably for us as well.

well. President Obama plans to

announce new fuel efficient say

guidelines for cars and trucks by

2025. Vehicles will have to average

54 kilos per gallon. The White

House says the new regulations cut

oil consumption and save motorists

dollars at the pump. Mitre 10 dollars at the pump. Mitre 10 has

stopped Masters using a similar

blue colour scheme. The new

Woolworths-owned chain is set to

rev up the competition. Coles

profits have eclipsed Woollies for

the ninth straight quarter but

discount stores KMart and Target discount stores KMart and Target

have failed to lure cautious

shoppers back. A big week in sport

because Cadel Evans, that $1

million he has won, he does not get

to keep it all. He has to share it

among the team. Fair enough too!

That is alright. He will struggle

by. Brisbane a possible shower, 21.

Sydney mostly sunny, 19. Canberra,

frost then sunny today. A top of 15.

Melbourne mostly sunny, 17. Hobart rain clearing

rain clearing 16. Adelaide rain

developing 20. Perth showers

increasing 19, Darwin sunny with a

top of 32. As we head towards the

weekend let's to go Josh Holt at

the weather channel. You have

become known as belief Bad News on

the weekend, wet and cold but a

balmy weekend in store? If you have

been suffering from the cooler

temperatures I have some good news. temperatures I have some good news.

I'm not the bearer of bad news this

week. First I want the touch on Western

Western Australia. It has been a

wild week. We have had a conveyor

belt of cold fronts over the

southwest and some have brought

wind at 130 kilometres per hour

which has been in the destructive

and flash category. We have seen heavy rain

and flash floods in and around

Perth. At the next few days - into

the weekend t conveyor belt of cold

front will continue for the

southwest of WA so wet for Perth. South Australia, NSW and Victoria South

will see light patchy rain over the

next few days. I do not want anyone

to panic because look at the four-

millimetres day predicted totals. 1 to 5

millimetres at best across the

south-east. Heavier falls for the

southwest of WA as the cold fronts

continue to sweep across. The other

factor as I mentioned before will

be the above-average temperatures.

We will see them across NSW,

Victoria, South Australia and it

will be very nice for this time of

year to get out and about. We will

have increased cloud cover which

will keep the minimum temperatures

up over the next few days. No doubt

residents across Cooma and NSW and

the ACT will appreciate that.

Adelaide starting to clear for the

weekend. Brisbane, pretty much fine

over the next few days. Looking

very nice, along with Darwin.

Showers for Melbourne on Saturday

but if you are making plans Sunday

is your best bet. Wet for Perth. Sydney a shower icon for

dampen any Sunday afternoon but it will not

dampen any plans. If brow are

heading for the boat show it should

be fantastic skies for the next few

days. Did somebody say Boat Show.

The good thing about the weekend no

matter that the weather it is still

the weekend! Enjoy your day. COMMENTATOR:

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