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Live. Hello and 'Stateline' I'm Catherine Hello and welcome to

Garrett A story Goulburn not only has Garrett A story that shows

change the Chan wrel sheep but a big heart. Don't

but the latest plan for financial future has not set but the latest plan for our the the world Gallagher deliver add the the world on fire. Katy

short-term budget described as Kimble sampled some of the week's # And I just can't # I know, I know, I # And I just can't hide it

want you... Minimal minimal spending and not want you... Minimal savings,

to write home about. Reaction to the budget has been across the board. It basically a business as across the board. It is

budget. There is nothing basically a business as usual

binl the budget but there is notion visiony about it The CPSU is deeply disappointed with the # I'm so excited with the budget.

# I just can't hide it. Has excited mate. You look it got you excited? Very

excited. I'm quivering. There is an enormous amount of apathy because I have got it. I accept this not be everything to everybody but we think we have the Despite have the balance right. we still see large deficits, Despite the massive revenue

we see no real plan to get out of it. It does the job but we needed the future. It is easy to say but we needed a budget for

it is a budget of missed tonne. My feeling is say that you have budget the focus is on the what you wanted. In this

things most important to would be important to a budget week? Health childcare for obvious reasons. essential services but health reasons. Basically

has been a disappoints. many years. Better education, better health. What do you international money being spent on the we have one? Yes, capital. I don't we have one? Yes, bush

are allowed to swear capital. I don't think you

camera. Where do you think are allowed to swear on

the money should have gone? Education. families Education. Canberra home-buyers and renters pay a lot more to fund like the $26 million being spent on spent on the greenery. We stand by our decision and say we are proud of it It a nice thing but I do not think it is high on played cheap politic was this of priorities. They have

issue issue since we started. Our vision... It will look good when it is finished but it is a very long-term project and solutions. Do you think people want short-term

money for things like the bus service is a good idea? it is shopping that would be service is a good idea? Yes great. I would like to see is appalling t taxi service is even worse and I have missed is even worse and I think we It provides I think for the first time since Government a first and first time since self

significant attempt to deal is no with public transport. There in alliance with the Greens is looking push people out of is looking to deliberately

with little alternative push people out of their cars

provided. A small increase in parking of that is in the of cap civic t big change I of that is in the inner areas

think is reasonable. It is often those who live in inner areas that have access to fee car parking saying car parking saying to the people of Belconnen and other areas that they should be getting on the bus! # I'm so # I just can't # I'm so excited

The problem here is you do thanks vision to infrastructure they always be dead weight and burden on you guys. I do a sense of Groundhog Day today! It is a balancing act. I do not say that the Government always gets it right and Still to come on the program - 50 million reasons to November Yarralumla nursery. New Andrew Leigh is the winner for ALP preselection in the seat of Fraser. He is already a full Professor economics at already a full Professor of a PhD from Harvard several other degrees. worked for Minter Ellison, justice Michael Kirby t published more papers articles than most of us read. He has also written a book called New Clothes'. Why do book called the 'The Princes

Australians dislike politicians? Work that I did Australians dislike their

a couple of years one of the things I think at trust in politicians and

that drives that is a in the media that politicians that drives that is a sense

should be judged based should be judged based on their ups and downs the sports-play journalism rather their ups and downs the t

than focus on big issues big ideas. It is easier than focus on big issues and

report I think on who is up and who is focus than the big and who is down rather than

facing the nation so I think the challenge for politicians and political candidates toys cut through that and issues important people of Canberra . Are you saying the media are to blame for the community's dislike of politicians t media is driving this? Reporting driving this? Reporting is certainly a factor. There one of the things is we have seen a general decline in people's involvement in community organisations been a decline been a decline in Scouts, Guides, political party membership has fallen as well soy think one of the real challenges is to challenges is to make politics sexy again, to have people politicians are there representing their interests and are focusing on the sort of questions important to them so for example in the campaign I will focus on the importance of getting getting more Federal employment and to get Federal funding for the park ways, issues that are front and centre for the people of Canberra and hoping that will help to cut through and help to cut through and to try to restore a sense of faith in politicians to the extent that I can play a small part in that. You mentioned that we make politics sexy again. Are you the man to do that? I certainly would not claim that. I think my wife shudder at the thought but I think it is important to have a politics issues which deal with kind of country we think this is a great Australian project and we need to realise that one of the important things that can do is to try create a better Australia and recognise that the job recognise that the job of neigh-building something that was done back in the past. back in the past. It is not the work done after World War II but it is an ongoing project and at its best politics is contributing politics is contributing to createing and of course a Canberra. How did you win and the factions? The preselection was I think best of the Labor Party. It was a preselection fought over ideas, values and over the

the kind of Australia we are important for It was a terrific contest certainly from my view candidate. I start as a strong admirer of many strong admirer of many other candidates and finished as even stronger admirer of many of them. How are you having to cope with compromise Andrew Leigh? Politics is done via compromise but done via compromise but it is about values and so you have to have strong to have strong values, you have to know what you believe and sometimes that comes from your own your own background so one of the experience important to me was important to me was my seeing my grandfather who grew up as a boiler maker and lost his hearing due to not having proper hearing protection, understanding

occupational health and safety is the workplace and recognising it is important to have representatives who will fight for that so if you strong bed-rock ever values I think you can be able to come broke mice on the key issues. Are issues. Are you the first member of your family to become a politician? I up in a household which was always a strong Labor Party household.

household. My parents were strong Labor Party supporters. I was born in 1972 the year 1972 the year the Whitlam Government came the power and when when my mother was pregnant with me she had an "It's time" badge on so I was Labor from from the get-go. Labor is a safer seen it Fraser so you probably have an income for life. What do

the taxpayer the taxpayer and voter commitment? take the election for granted. I will work hard over try to earn the try to earn the trust of people people in Canberra and focusing on the issues that I think are most important for ordinary people. I think it the is really recognise that the tax plan that is on the table at the moment is moment is the a fair tax plan which is central to Labor values. It is surprising to me I guess surprising to me I guess to learn that the Abbott Opposition is trying to block a package which a package which would see a super profits tax super profits tax on miners go to fund super contributions for low-income Australians. And it is those kind of commonsense reforms I will wherever I can. I'm certainly going to be doing all I can between new

between new and polling between new and polling day to try to talk to as issues that are issues that are important for them. It seems them. It seems Goulburn's heart is as big as its sheep A group of refugees have made their home there recently. The Chins are one of many persecuted ethnic groups in Burma. Now under a long wait under UNHCR protection under UNHCR protection in India this group has arrived in Australia. in Australia. They are learning English, drive and striving to become part of while preserving and passing on their

Evans reports.

Evans reports. (Singing) I have come from Burma was just 12 years old. As we know Burma is under military rule. Like we stay in a state. I was a little when I was in Burma but when I was in Burma but my parents had like my father was forced to be a village council President and

work. Like he ran away work. Like he ran away and was arrested by the military and tortured. After my father ran away like my siblings along with along with my mother we are always worried about the military. They are saying they treed on my mother saying "Where is your husband? If you do not tell

or killed and your house also". My your house also". My mother ran away and we went to India to save our liver. Once the family arrived in India they were reunited with who escape from who escape from prison but the family had to wait the family had to wait 12 years years before finally securing visas for Australia. that we have come here. We have been here for just 2 months.

months. We arrive 24 February, yeah. The Chins are a minority group in Western converted to Christianity in the 19th Century and are the 19th Century and are now persecuted by military in their home country. in their home country. As you flow the political crisis and political persecutions by any means by

in but match I fled in but match I fled to India for my life protection in 2005. The UNHCR protection. As Christians protection. As Christians the community was harassed other Burmese. Even on other Burmese. Even on one occasion stoned while occasion stoned while they were holding a worship service. They service. They appealed for the Government

but were accused of oppose abouting the junta. Military tried to arrest me so I fled to India. As my personal feeling the future life feeling the future life in India India is very, very stressful and very hard. The first Chins were settled Golbourn 2 years ago. Now there is there is a thriving community of more than 50. It is a critical mass that critical mass that allows them to maintain their religious

religious that digs, their language and their cuisine. We do not have anything, no electricity in electricity in Burma so we use - we do not - use things like chiliu onion, garlic. This is all Yes, all chili, we eat like this. Straight like this? Yes, it is very, very hot. The Australian not eat this. Otherwise is no stove and we Chins, all

is no stove and we Chins, all Chins use a fireplace. After we arrive Australia we only gas. only gas. Everywhere the Chins go Chins go they bring their gardens with them and gardens with them and in this Golbourn backyard they grow the plant they need to make their traditional dishes. Every Chins they would like this soup because

this soup because we love very much. It is a little bit sour and we plant it in the backyard and where we live. We bring the seed and that We bring the seed and that is one of do in Australia because this like us to bring like us to bring seeds or anything but we told anything but we told them this is our culture and like very much so we want to grow it in Australia so

otherwise we will not come the Australia! gets together often to hold church service church service in their homes and celebrate milestones and celebrate milestones like the birth of a child or a new car. Very good, yeah! also like the share culture with the broader community. Sharing community. Sharing food. This is like soup. This

may be fried. Very hot? No, no, I don't think so. Or performing their traditional dances. In dances. In the Chins agricultural homeland this particular dance is once a year Firth harvest of their anything from the

anything from the farm we celebrate celebrate this and they challenge each other in the dance. To see who is dance. To see who is the strongest? The strongest? The one who win that like the real man. In the real festival in our real festival in our country one we hit somebody in the body sometimes it could remove even our skin, It is sometimes very

dangerous, yes. But here instead of tough leather dancers make do with less painful cardboard shields. Did Did you win today? Yeah, I like - I to win! We are by the community here. Soon after we arrived Australia after we arrived Australia we formed our

formed our Goulburn formed our Goulburn Chins community and with the community and with the common objective to maintain our culture and our community centre and they hem us a lot in everything, circumstance. As well as the multicultural multicultural centre Goulburn's mayor has been involved with helping the Chins settle in. When they first arrived they came the council and presented us with a flag and let us know who they were. So after they were. So after the Africans the Chins came we are absolutely delighted to have them in the town. Is this a fairly resent change from Goulburn from being fair reply mono- cultural to having a lot of having a lot of new groups? Yes I would say This is more than the years many different people have come to

have come to town, mostly refugees looking for a refugees looking for a better style of life and Goulburn offers that. We are offers that. We are a quiet and safe country tonne everybody respects everybody respects these are flu people to the town. But I think it is a matter for think it is a matter for us as a community to meet them half-time. Flew the support if the Government is really good. It is good. It is totally different from India, yeah, it is a really nice place here.

really nice place here. In 2008 I was granted a permanent visa to permanent visa to Australia and I thought that was my dream because before I would be allowed to go to Australia. It is such a beautiful and peaceful country and I think I'm very lucky to come to Australia and here everything is okay

Canberra's horticultural heart is the Yarralumla nursery. breeding ground breeding ground for the bush capital capital has produced more than has struggled to cope with drought. The whole nursery

with many forced their garden doors but recent rain has provided some autumn reports. We have probably got prokszly 500,000 on the ground at and probably about 1000 different varieties. It is a nice time to see these ones? Autumn is time to see plants in Canberra. We have fabulous autumn colour as you autumn colour as you can see. We have about 20 acres We have about 20 acres of area here at the nursery. We are just moving are just moving into our established trees sold to Parks,

sold to Parks, Con very vision and Land for trees and landscapers come to get are grown here in Canberra they are hardened to Canberra climate. This nursery been colouring Canberra been colouring Canberra for the past 96 years. The city's first chief of parks started the nursery when this was the nursery when this was a treeless

treeless plain. Everyone here has a bit of the the Yarralumla nursery in their background. We have been around for years and we help provide plants With the drought over the last 10 years it has last 10 years it has been difficult Definitely the have gone from a lot English cottage-style gardens

to a plot more modern designs. The big designs. The big dry sucked the life out of much of the nursery commercial operations ground to a halt and Yarralumla was not spared. not spared. The horticultural never seen such an impact. More nurseries More nurseries have closed down they have ever before and with the the no water supply and a lot of towns and the whole aspect

whole aspect of landscaping and gardening and gardening has completely changed. How much pressure was this place under during those really, really dry times? times? Over the last five years? We were under a lot pressures. Sales fell pressures. Sales fell away dramatically particularly the country sales country sales from councils and small towns they just collapsed out of water. They could out of water. They could not plant trees without water. Trees have come back in a big way because we have loss at lot trees during lot trees during the drought so so tree-planting has increased dramatically. There is a very strong demand for trees. This brings us trees. This brings us to Glasshouse which sewing gets done. All the pink tag are pink tag are project Tatts are currently undertaken. This glasshouse has seen many a thousand plants come through it. I'm just about the to sew eucalyptus which I having go most of the time. It is one of our lines. I will put a dent, an impression in tray. Everybody has done like it 59 years, by hand?

59 years, by hand? Yes, there here, it is all done by here, it is all done by hand. I've put the dent in the tube,ly put a pinch in. So million plants million plants over the last 95 years and a lot of them hand-sown like this? Yes, you can see we can get Yes, you can see we can get a speeding go. Looks like you have given a lot babies the babies the to the Canberra environment over the last 20 years?. Yes, years?. Yes, I'm very proud to see that is my baby and they will way, way they will way, way out-last us which is so incredible about trees. We are in about trees. We are in our seed vault, this is where we store our seed. There is store our seed. There is a lot history in here. We have even looking round even looking round you can see there is history in see there is history in the locally jars themselves but we have ledgers recorded every seed. recorded every seed. Our first recording is 1949. This is a little collection of horticultural history? Yes, and a very valuable droughts and bushfires become very valuable become very valuable so we really treasure our At the Yarralumla treasure their community and employment employment programs like those Cool and workers from Kumari. They like Kumari. They like fact this is real work. These plants nurseries or used by landscapers and I think it also fantastic they get to work alongside other employees of a nursery. What we are doing to tidy up lot plants that have become untidy plus we are are weeding them as well. I have a crew here from Kumari, there is generally five of us. I was five of us. I was just talking about it just the other day to mine how great a job I have got because I'm out in got because I'm out in the nature. I'm new tierng and plus the crew that I have dedicated crew that you dedicated crew that you could ever come across ever in any workplace. So the Kumari crew have played a really important role? Absolutely. They are just something - a very proud thing for me to see. It is amazing how quick the response quick the response was after the rain in everybody really got on everybody really got on the front foot really front foot really quickly. The retail sector started to pick up and the landscapers were enjoying digging in soil that is nice and moist and not dusty. It was great and positive. A real surge of the industry? Yes and continues now. We have very busy autumn. That's busy autumn. That's the program. This week's were Ian Cutmore, Greg Nelson and Michael O'Rourke. As we go an exhibition work for many of the the members. Goodbye.

Hi, I'm Andy Muirhead, and it's hard to believe that this nasty-looking little fellow may be responsible for what's on your dinner plate tonight. Do you know what it is? Well, stick around and find out. MAN: It does look like a mould you'd have laid in there.

WOMAN: How about pulling a tooth? MAN: Something to do with wool? Looks like an eyelash curler. Some sort of crusher? A sinker or something? Is it a medieval torturing device? THEME MUSIC