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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. The outback murder mystery - Bradley Murdoch stands trial. four years on, moving to Queensland. Controversial plans to tax people biggest stable quits the cup. And horse racing shock as the world Ten News with Tracey Spicer. Good morning. First today - after four years, of a notorious outback murder mystery the man who stands accused faces trial. Peter Falconio The body of British tourist has never been found.

with killing him. Bradley John Murdoch is charged for the trial Ten reporter Amber Muir is in Darwin and joins us from the courthouse. interest in this trial. Amber, there's huge international on the opening morning? What's happened have waited four long years Well, Peter Falconio's family only a trial can bring. for the closure as keen to find out And it seems the public are just

to the 28-year-old. exactly what happened of national and international media The Falconios greeted by scores of court proceedings. as they arrived for the first day ago, pleaded not guilty Bradley Murdoch, just a short time at an arraignment. The case has all the hallmarks murder mystery - of a classic Australian or clear motive for the attack. with no body found to find anybody And you would be hard pressed some unanswered questions who still doesn't have about what happened. have been directed And many of those questions Joanne Lees at Peter's former girlfriend to come forward with her story. who has shown an unwillingness

witnesses at the trial. She'll be one of 100 prosecution At committal proceedings, cast over her character she had doubts over her former liaisons where the defence cast aspersions

and drug taking attempts and so on

in the lead-up to the attack. by her bizarre attempts And that was made worse coming in and out of the court. to avoid the media this time around But we've been assured that practice that the trial judge will change via the front entrance and insist that she enter with all the other witnesses

either later today or tomorrow. when she comes to testify here accused man, Bradley John Murdoch? And what can you tell us about the from Broome in Western Australia We know he's a 47-year-old mechanic who was arrested over the rape just moments after being acquitted of a 12-year-old girl in SA. be acquitted in this case as well, He's always maintained that he will he's expressed a lot of confidence. by a blood stain on Lees' shirt He was only connected which matched his DNA. outline their case against him And we'll hear the prosecution in the next few hours. Amber Muir in Darwin. Thank you very much, changes to tough new anti-terror laws John Howard denies he's made big last month. since they were made public

controversially made public The legislation has been by ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope. last month It was a rare show of unity and chief ministers agreed when the premiers in Australian history. to the toughest anti-terror laws But the novelty is wearing off posted after ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope on his website. the confidential draft legislation is engaging in I guess Mr Stanhope Labor Party politics a bit of internal because some of his own people in this area, don't like any legislation let alone this legislation. the legislation on the website And the Government says is out of date now anyway. Until, as a result of the process and the States, between the Commonwealth of the legislation, we agree on the final form in a bit-by-bit fashion. there's not much point releasing it is playing games of his own But Mr Stanhope says the PM

the bill as it stands. because he was asked to approve a later draft of this bill." He didn't say, "Well, approve He asked me to approve a bill. being made public But the battle over the legislation is unlikely to change the outcome. this package. I agree with much of what's in that we ensure My interest always has been of civil liberties. that we do take sufficient account

The Prime Minister says have raised concerns about the laws no premiers or chief ministers no major changes and maintains there've been since the agreement last month. a whole lot of attacks This idea that we have snuck in

on civil liberties beyond what I announced is completely wrong. he's watered down the legislation The Prime Minister also denies claims from his own back bench. because of concerns are purely technical He says any changes and part of the normal process. Laurel Irving, Ten News. in Australia's history The largest anti-terror exercise across the country. is being played out Code named Mercury 05 it's designed to test security Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. in the lead up to next year's international event in Australia. Well, it's the next, great that it's not a target Now I hope and pray but we have to be ready this exercise and we're going to have over the next few days the Commonwealth and the States. involving cooperation between of state and federal police For the next four days, thousands and respond to mock incidents. will test management of resources to Queensland People planning on a move than just surf and sunshine. are about to get more They'll cop a new migrant tax, in a mini-budget next week. set to be introduced

isn't releasing details yet Premier Peter Beattie Queensland will fund but says it will be one way under-funded health system. its overhaul of the chronically or people moving here I don't think Queenslanders are going to mind this. living in Queensland, They'll still be better off in terms of taxes, than any other State in Australia. the tax will be levied. One question is how aboard a 6m boat Hopes are fading for five people missing since Saturday in rough seas in Torres Strait. Two Immigration officers, two women and a 4-year-old girl last made contact to report engine trouble and that they were lost in sea fog. The group was attempting the dangerous crossing between Saibai and Badu Islands in rough conditions, triggering a search at sea and of surrounding islands. The Queensland Police Service, the Australian Defence Force, the Australian Customs Service, the State Emergency Services, and other civilian and commercial contractors are providing assitance to that particular organisation during the search effort. The search area is also infested with crocodiles and sharks. A horse racing shock today with the world's largest stable quitting the Spring Racing Carnival. Alan Byrne from the Godolphin Stables joins us live from Melbourne. Alan, why pull out the carnival at this late stage?

Unfortunately, we've run into

problems with our horses. Fight

Your Corner, our main hope picked

up a serious injury last week.

Razkalla was disappointing in the

Caulfield Cup and our other horse,

Fantastic Love hasn't run for a

year so we decided the sensible thing to

year so we decided the sensible thing to do was to draw stumps and

try again next year How disappointed is Godolphin's

principal? He likes his horses to

principal? He likes his horses to take part in the major horses and

he will be disappointed. He knows

horse racing is about up and down

and I'm afraid, there are many more

downs than ups Godolphin has had

all sorts of problems trying to win

the cup over the years development

you think the stable will try

again? I think we'll keep trying T

is a race we hope to win and I hope

we'll be back next year and give it

a good go next year. Best wishes

for the future and thank you for your time. Next in Ten's Morning News - celebrations continue over the birth of a prince. And the new age, natural ultrasound - dolphins helping unborn babies. She is so poor that she barely gets enough to eat. Each night she goes to bed hungry. The only water Gerefasia has to drink is dirty and makes her sick. She suffers from eye infections leave her weak. When she gets sick, there is no money for medicine. You can sponsor a child like Gerefasia like enough food to eat, clean drinking water, healthcare and the chance to go to school. Long-term changes will be carried out a healthier, happier place to grow up in. There are many children around the world in urgent need of help. Sponsor a child online at This program is captioned live. Celebrations across Denmark and Australia continue after the birth of Princess Mary's son. Joining us live from Sydney is the Danish Consul-General Jorgen Mollegaard. Mr Mollegaard, it's a time of great pride for our two nations?

It is, a very great time. Yes. And

I must say it is so easy to represent Denmark in Australia

these days. We are very popular all

over and we get so many greetings

over and we get so many greetings from all over Australia. So it is a

nice time here. I can imagine.

Tradition dictates that the

prince's name should be Christian,

but I understand that might not be

the case? Since the year, 1530, all

the kings have been called either

Christian or Frederik and that

makes it easy for the school

children in Denmark to remember the

name of the kings. So I'm sure that

won't be changed but I can not

guarantee But there may be changes

to the way the new prince is

educated and brought up?

The crown princess and the Crown

Prince have indicated that they

Prince have indicated that they will educate their child as if it

was a normal child in any family in

Denmark. And that will be where the

parents take good care of the child.

The Crown Prince has complained a

little about how often he did not

see his parents. So Mary wants to

be a more hands on mother, yes?

That's exactly what they say and I

think that's a good idea. And you

also saw it at the birth of the

Crown Prince which he was

anticipating, much more than we've

seen before. He follows the normal

Danish trend. And the Royal Family

could be here in Australia next

year? You know, personally I feel

confident that they will be here

every year. They are so close to

Australia, they love to come here.

So I'm sure that next year, 2006

will also bring them to Australia

Fantastic, we certainly look

Fantastic, we certainly look forward to that. Thank you very

much for your time. Celebrations across China as its space crew returns to earth. The astronaut's landing craft parachuted into Mongolia only a few hundred metres off target. The men say they feel fine after circling the earth 76 times since Wednesday's launch. Beijing says the success has boosted China's economy, national pride and technological strength.

The mission was done for a fraction of the cost of a similar NASA program. Another blow for survivors of the Asian earthquake, with heavy rains forcing the cancellation of all helicopter aid flights. It comes after six military personnel died when their chopper crashed. Food and supplies still desperately needed in the region. More than a million people here need food and shelter. So this American flour, though very welcome, won't go far. Eight days on, the relief operation here has barely got started. Just five miles away, the earthquake has brought down the entire side of a mountain. And with it, the only link across the river leaving 5,000 people stranded on the other side, their homes destroyed.

So the World Food Program is using a boat owned by local Islamic activists to ferry the sacks of flour across. It is very slow and the small UN teams here are increasingly frustrated by their lack of resources. It's limited. It's not as much as we would want. As a human being and as a professional, of course I want to do more. Of course I don't want to see people out in the open in these conditions. Minus 5 in some locations last night. Freezing cold rain for eight hours. People are going to suffer and people are going to die. As the food is unloaded on one side of the river, the injured stagger up on the other. An old man with a broken hip is carried on the back of a relative, hoping for treatment after eight days in pain. From villages high up the mountains, the lines of people seeking help keep streaming in. And without a much stronger international relief effort, they may not get it. The United Kingdom is bracing itself for a bird flu pandemic which could kill at least 50,000 people. The country's Chief Medical Officer is warning Britain it's not immune to the deadly strain of avian influenza. The UK has so far stockpiled 2.5 million doses of anti-viral drugs

and may restrict travel if there is an outbreak. Researchers have now identified a mutated form of the bird flu virus

that is resistant to Tamiflu, but it still responds to the Australian-made drug called Relenza. America is hailing Iraq's constitutional referendum a positive day for world peace. President Bush says the stronger turnout and decrease in violence since the January elections, are signs the Iraqi people are ready for democracy and peace. I congratulate the Iraqi people. I thank you for meeting this milestone. I thank you for doing what's right to set the foundation for peace for future generations to come. Early indications show the Iraqi people approved the draft constitution. Ahead - the A-League star who's set to be a key man

And tough going as teenager Michelle Wie earns her first cheque as a professional.

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Qantas has honoured Australia's first female commercial pilot Nancy Bird Walton by naming its first A-380 airbus after her. The announcement was made tonight by Qantas CEO Geoff Dixon at a special 90th birthday dinner for Ms Bird Walton at Sydney airport. We have decided to start a tradition of naming aircraft after great Australian pioneering aviators

and we are going to name the first A-380 'Nancy Bird Walton'. Over 200 guests attended the celebration, including entertainer Kamahl astronaut Andy Thomas, aviator Dick Smith, former defence chief Peter Cosgrove and radio personality Alan Jones. Nancy Bird Walton was just 17 when she began her career as Australia's first female commercial pilot. An unexpected downpour in Melbourne's south-east early this morning. A car hitting a fire hydrant sending water spewing metres into the air. Police say the driver of the vehicle fled the scene soon after the crash. The Commodore given a thorough wash. Thousands of litres of the precious resource literally went down the drain

while emergency crews tried to stem the flow. In finance news - a stronger morning on the Australian share market. Juliana Roadley at Commonwealth Securities and at last a big turnaround on the markets?

the US marbles 1378 Us a strong

lead. We're seeing the pressure

come off. The banks are leading our

index and the big four are higher

index and the big four are higher and the materials and utility

and the materials and utility stocks are put not guilty a good

stocks are put not guilty a good day As we heard with the bird flu

day As we heard with the bird flu hitting Europe, will there be a flow

hitting Europe, will there be a flow on our market? We've seen big

rallies in the medical market. You

mentioned earlier, the maker of

mentioned earlier, the maker of Relinza, the flu vaccine, it is up

Relinza, the flu vaccine, it is up 5%. But looking back to the flu

pandemic in 2003, we saw it hit the

tourist industry in Australia. So

look at for large falls in airlines

look at for large falls in airlines

look at for large falls in airlines and leasure stocks in the next few weeks. The ICC World XI is fighting for survival against Australia in the Super Test at the SCG. A result is expected on day four with the Aussies starting play eight wickets away from victory. The game's best batsmen set 355 to win but no team has successfully chased more than 300 at the SCG. COMMENTATOR: Oh, he's off the mark! Catch that if you can. That was a magnificent stroke!

36-years-old West Indian batsman Brian Lara is playing his last Test match in Sydney. Socceroo star Archie Thompson is shaping as the X-factor as Australia prepares for its date with destiny against Uruguay next month. Thompson scoring 2 of Melbourne's 5 goals in its rout of Sydney FC. Archie Thompson was all smiles before kick off in front of a sell-out crowd at Olympic Park in Melbourne. And for good reason. The star striker in sensational form setting up the Victory's opening goal for Ricky Kitzbichler. Then drawing a penalty against Ian Fyfe which skipper Kevin Muscat duly converted. But the best was yet to come. His first goal an amazing piece of close-range skills in a heavily congested area. His second coming when reacted first after his close-range header.

completing the rout A second penalty from Muscat on the A-League ladder. which sees the Victory claim top spot claimed their first home win At Gosford, the Mariners of the season in emphatic fashion with a 4-goal thrashing of Perth. a double in the wet conditions. Striker Stuart Petrie landing the Knights' poor start In Auckland, the Roar continued to the new competition, downing them 2-0. of the match Hyuk-Su Seo providing the highlight

City have downed West Ham 2-1 In Premier League action Manchester in the 8th minute. with a superb strike

courtesy of two goals from Andy Cole. has been sensationally disqualified Teenage golfer Michelle Wie

at the World Championships event in her professional debut

in California. has proven to her rivals Annika Sorenstam the world number one exactly why she is

8-shot victory. with a commanding putt for an eagle at the seventh. Her final round highlighted by this Lights out. COMMENTATOR: Oh, look at this!

It's been a tough weekend for Wie. fourth Despite finishing the tournament hit from the wrong spot officials have ruled the 16-year-old in the second round, and has been disqualified. the weather around the nation. Next in Ten News - a look at

This program is captioned live. weather and for the rest of the day. Now for a look at the national It might sound strange, women getting an ultrasound. but there's a new twist on pregnant clicks and squeals of dolphins Researchers believe the ultrasonic in unborn babies. can improve brain function

to take part in trials in Peru Women are now being encouraged to nuzzle pregnant women where dolphins have been trained while making their noises. against the aquarium glass. Some just press their bellies to promote healing in physiotherapy Ultrasound is already used and gallstones. as well as destroying kidney

throughout the day Stay with Ten for updates with all the news. That brings you up to date

in Ten's news hour tonight. and the full details I'm Tracey Spicer. Good afternoon. by the Australian Caption Centre. Supertext Captions