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Bad news for Julia Gillard ahead of

the vote on her carbon tax, with

the latest Newspoll figures showing

voters believe the Coalition would

be better at handling our economy

and climate change. It's 6am on

Tuesday, October 11. Good morning,

I'm Ron Wilson. And I'm Kathryn

Robinson. Welcome to Ten's Early

News. Also this morning, the spat

between the unions and Qantas

worsens, with unions warning

passengers not to fly the airline

to come. before Christmas with more strikes

In sport, Brett Lee bowled over by

appendicitis. The Aussie paceman to

undergo surgery today which will

end his South African tour before

it even began. And in finance, more

protests in Greece over the

Government's austerity measures,

with transport and garbage workers

walking off the job. Here is a

brief check of the day's weather.

Labor's primary vote has lifted off

rock bottom in the latest Newspoll

but in an historic shift, the

Coalition now leads or has an equal

standing on all key electoral

issues for the first time. The

Newspoll shows support for Labor on

key policies has suffered blows

across the board. The Government

dropped 15 points to lag behind the

Coalition in terms of handling the

economy. The Coalition has also

edged ahead on climate change, with

Labor down 7%. But it's not all bad

news. Julia Gillard's standing as

preferred Prime Minister hasn't got

any worse, with Tony Abbott still

ahead by 5%. And there have been

small gains for Labor on the two-

party preferred vote. In the wake

of the poll results, Julia Gillard

is also facing the possibility of

being the first Prime Minister to

lose a vote in the Lower House in

more than 80 years. Parliament

resumes today after a two-week

break, with the Gillard Government facing two make-or-break votes.

Labor is likely to lose a vote on

its last-ditch attempt to resurrect

its contentious Malaysian asylum

seeker solution. But the Government

does have the numbers to win

tomorrow's vote on the carbon tax,

clearing the way for it to become

law. A Queensland MP says he will

quit politics and force a by-

election should Julia Gillard be

dumped as Prime Minister. Graham

Perrett, who holds the Brisbane

seat of Moreton, says it was wrong

to remove Kevin Rudd as Prime

Minister last year and he will not

stand by and watch it happen again.

If he does quit his seat, the move

will have the potential to bring

down Labor's minority government.

Mr Perrett says his voters saw

Kevin Rudd's toppling as a breach

of faith and he would rather quit

than lose their trust. Major

airport disruptions and job losses

loom as the war between Unions and

Qantas steps up. In a risky move,

union members have urged passengers

not to fly with their employer as

more strikes are imminent. At the

11th hour, unions cancelled strike

action. It came 17 flight

cancellations and almost 30 flight

delays too late. The union conhas

decided to pull off this strike but

you cannot turn an airline off and

on. Christmas travellers are the

next passengers likely to suffer.

The one-hour stoppages have be

notified to take place until 16

December this year. If I was a

person travelling over the period

of Christmas I would be liking at

airlines other than Qantas. Once

again today, Qantas has taken to

newspaper ads to tell passengers

how it feels about the ongoing

industrial action. 50,000

passengers impacted over the last

month. Over 300 flights cancelled

or delayed, it is unsustainable.

The long hall pilots, engineers,

baggage handlers others have been

fighting for more. It has been

called from both sides of the wall

to come back to the negotiating

table - a destination yet to be

reached by either side. Brisbane's

garbage truck drivers will work as

normal this week after calling off

a four hour strike planned for

today. The Transport Workers Union

has agreed to postpone the stoppage

while pay negotiations continue.

But if a resolution isn't reached

in the next two days, drivers could

make good on their threats to walk

off the job. Let's hope those talks

continue productively, and there is

a common sense outcome for the

people of Brisbane. In the meantime, we

we will remain on guard. Brisbane

City Council will provide

commercial skip bins for residents,

should the strike go ahead later in

the week. Hopes have risen that a

14-year-old Australian boy arrested

in Bali for drug possession could

avoid a jail sentence and be

ordered to undergo rehabilitation

instead. The police investigation

into the teenager has been

completed, with the boy's lawyer

hoping the summary of evidence will

be handed to the prosecutor by the

end of the week. The position is

much better at this time. The boy is

is alright. It comes as it's

revealed Prime Minster Julia

Gillard spoke directly to the boy

and his parents by phone in a move

many foreign experts say could many foreign experts say could

jeopardise the boy's release. Rough

seas have sabotaged a salvage

operation off the coast of New

Zealand where a large container

ship ran aground and began leaking

oil. Non-essential crew were

removed from the ship overnight, oil. Non-essential crew were

after it shifted on unstable rock.

As the slick soils nearby beaches,

hoards of animals are falling

victim to one of the country's

worst ever oil spills. At the

moment we are aiming for 500 birds moment we are aiming for 500 birds

but if we end up with 1,000, or

2,000, we will cope with that. 30

tonnes of oil have already escaped

from the stricken vessel. Funerals

have been held at a cathedral in

Cairo after weekend clashes with

the military left 26 people dead

and almost 500 injured. Thousands

wept for the dead and accused

Egypt's authorities of letting

repeated attacks on Christians go

unpunished. An investigation has

been called into the country's

worst violence in months, after the

military rammed armoured vehicles

into a crowd protesting against a

recent attack on a Coptic church.

Sports news, and Wallabies coach Robbie Deans believes fly-half

Quade Cooper will bounce back from

his forgettable performance in the his forgettable performance in the

World Cup quarter final win over

South Africa. But he hasn't ruled

out playing him at a different

position against the All Blacks

this Sunday. No, we are confident,

he will be fine, he be bounce back.

He is a resilient character. You

wouldn't have been happy with his

performance, clearly. If Kurtley

Beale is ruled out because of a

hamstring injury, Deans is likely

to play Berrick Barnes at five-

eighth and Cooper at fullback.

Rugby league and Manly has given Rugby league and Manly has given

the nod to club legend Geoff Toovey

to take over as Coach from 2013,

when Des Hasler leaves for the when Des Hasler leaves for the

Bulldogs. But doubt still remains

over the future of several sea

eagle players, who have get-out

clauses in their contract should

Hasler leave. Premier's Manly are

still in disarray over their

coach's departure for the Bulldogs in

in 2013. We were on a high after

the win and you know it all came

crashing down soon after hearing

the news hearing desleaving.

Several players free to leave their

contract if Hasler departs but

Anthony Watts will not be one of

them. I don't think I will follow

him. I am not sure what will happen him. I am not sure what will happen

there. At the moment I will focus there. At the moment I will focus

on next year. Ford and Watmough

will be opposed against each other

as Australia plays against

Newcastle Knights. It feels like it

was a long time ago but it was only

last week. It is fresh but it is

all forgotten about now. Greg

Inglis has been cleared for the Inglis has been cleared for the

four nations tournament later this

month while David tailor has been

ruled out. For the Kiwis 12 plays

have missing but that hasn't dented

their confidence for Darren

Lockyer's final test on home sail. We

We will be looking to spoil the

party. Appendicitis has ruled Brett

Lee out of the upcoming Twenty20

and one-day series against South

Africa. The Aussie paceman will

undergo surgery for the condition

which will keep him sidelined from

cricket for up to eight weeks.

Australia's first twenty20 against

the Proteas is on Thursday in Cape

Town. Time now for all the finance news

news with Kathryn Robinson. More

protests on the streets of Greece

after those austerity measures

kicked in? Athens ground to a halt overnight, with transport and

rubbish workers going on strike. rubbish workers going on strike. Transport workers staged their

sixth strike in two weeks over wage

cuts and job losses. The city's

metro was closed, while bus and

tram platforms were empty, causing tram platforms were empty, causing chaos for commuters. Garbage is

also piling up on the streets, as also piling up on the streets, as rubbish collectors continue their

strike, which started last week,

over job and wage cuts. Meanwhile,

the Greek stock market fell more

than 12% on news that the country's than 12% on news that the country's

central bank was bailing out a

smaller lender, sparking concerns

other smaller banks might follow.

BHP Billiton's Olympic Dam is set

to become the world's biggest mine

after final approval of its

expansion by the South Australian

and Federal Government. Back home and Federal Government. Back home

now, But the Greens and State

Opposition say they will take their

time scrutinising the hundreds of

tough conditions to be placed on

the mining giant. One official

called it a mining lease on

steroids. The Minister has a

grander view. This is, without

trying to be dramatic about it, the

largest undertaking in mining in

human history. To control it, the

toughest environmental restrictions

ever imposed by an Australian

Government - 600 conditions slapped

on BHP in a report that also

unveils $30 billion in unveils $30 billion in

infrastructure to be paid for by

the company. Taxpayers only

responsible for $100 million to responsible for $100 million to

supersize the town of rox by downs.

BHP is permited to export 100

million on thes of copper through

Darwin. Offshore processing

diminishing the job's bonanza. But

there will be a new airport to

handle new aircraft, a new gas-

fired power station, the doubling

of the mine's smelter and eight 65m high

high waste storage cells. Let's high waste storage cells. Let's

take a look at the markets now, and

Wall Street has rallied on a pledge

by German and French leaders to

tackle the Eurozone debt crisis.

National weather and there is still

some quite cool temperatures around.

Still ahead, Bangkok on alert as

Thailand's massive floods threaten

to cripple the capital. And the

competition wash dog sets its

sights on Coles and Woolies. We

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There's fresh hope a 14-year-old

Australian boy being held in police

custody in Bali could escape prison.

According to Indonesian police, the

boy is likely to avoid the maximum

six year sentence for drug

possession. Ten Reporter Michael

Bennett is in Denpasar with the

latest. Today will mark a week his

arrest but yesterday was the only

indication that he may avoid jail.

He could be dealt with under a

section of Indonesian narcotics law

which would force him to undergo

rehabilitation. The onus would be

on his parents to ensure that that

happened, if not they could become

liable under the legislation. Also

late yesterday, the boy's lawyer

confirmed that the police investigation has been completed

and would be handed to prosecutors as

as early as the end of the week.

The position is much better at this

time. The boy is alright. Another

report by Indonesia's social

welfare department is also finished

and could recommend that the boy be

released to his parents. That

report follows a psychiatric analysis

analysis of the boy that has

recommended he not be sent to

prison. It also found that his

mental state was good. I will have

more from Bali throughout the day.

Michael Bennett reporting. A woman

has fallen three metres onto the

edge of a steel fence while trying

to prune her trees in Sydney's west.

The 52-year-old was on her garage

roof in Guildford, when she lost

her balance yesterday evening. She

was able to crawl to her house to

reach a phone and call for help.

The woman suffered back, chest and

abdominal injuries and is now in a

stable condition in hospital.

Rubbish collectors in Brisbane have

backed down from an organised

strike this morning while pay

negotiations continue. But if an

agreement can't be reached in the

next two days, the union says

drivers will walk off the job. At

the 11th hour, a change in heart.

Brisbane garage collectors

cancelling a four-hour work

stoppage scheduled for today. Well,

that is a very, very good thing to

hear. Good news for the 80,000

residents who have stood to be

affected, but they are not in the

clear just yet. The strike action

has only been postponed while

negotiations continue. Drivers will

meet on Friday to discuss or vote

on any new proposal from contractor

Cita. They want an 8% pay rise this

year followed by a 5% for the next

two years. The company is offering

12.5% over three years but a cash

bonus. You know, these days that is

not a bad position to be in to have

a offer on the table.

Brock is ready should the strike --

Brisbane City Council is ready

should the strike go ahead this

weekend. We will be ready. Whether

they will be used or not is another

matter. No, I just put it out the

next week No I am not going to take

my rubbish to a collection point

and try to put it in my car and tip

it over. Not my job. Unions are

warning passengers not to fly

Qantas before Christmas as they

step up their campaign to undermine the airline.

Further disruptions are expected on

Thursday and Friday when baggage

handlers and engineers embark on

rolling strikes at different

terminals. Qantas hit back again

today with full page ads apologising for yesterdays

disruptions. 50,000 passengers

impacted over the last month. Over 300

300 flights cancelled or delayed,

it is unsustainable. The airline

says this latest push for a boycott

could threaten job security if travellers follow the union's

advice. Julia Gillard is facing her

most critical week in parliament

since becoming Prime Minister. MPs

are arriving in Canberra this

morning ahead of votes on the

carbon tax and the Malaysian asylum

seeker solution. After a two-week

break, federal MPs are back in

Canberra for two crucial votes.

This is obviously the start of

another important week, while the

Government is going from bad to

worse. But tomorrow at least it

will not be all bad news for the

government, which has the numbers

to ensure the carbon tax will pass

the lower house on its way to

becoming law. Politically it is

very important that this is put in

place and that when it starts on 1

July next year people have the

experience and see that everything

that Tony Abbott has said has been completely fallacious. But the

Government's joy is likely to be

short lived. It's last-ditch bid to

resurrect the Malaysian seeker swap

could face a bid on thours Thursday.

They are thought to be one bid

short in the lower house. If

defeated, it will be first time a

sitting government has lot a vote

in the House of

Representativestives for more than

08 years. Either way, the migration

bill the doomed. The Government has

no chance of mustering enough

support in the Senate. Bangkok is

on high alert as rising floodwaters

threaten to cripple the bustling

Thai capital. Almost 270 lives have

been lost and rescue workers are

now scrambling to prevent a

humanitarian disaster. In the north,

thousands have been forced to flee

their devastated homes as countless

victims are exposed to diseases

breeding in the dirty waters.

Authorities are rushing to save

Bangkok from a similar fate,

sandbagging an arterial river which

is threatening to burst its banks.

Club officials are set to enter day

two of negotiations with AFL trade

week in full swing. St Kilda has

denied point blank the club is

interested in off-loading one of

its stars. Despite its lack of

space under the salary cap, St

Kilda has declared Brendan Goddard

off limits - scuttling reports of a

potential move to Carlton. The

Saints are also confident of

holding on to Farren Ray, Brett

Peake and Zac Dawson. All the boys

are out of contract but at the

moment we are talking with them and

it is all going well. We fully

expect that they will stay with us.

Lions ruckman Mitch Clark's desired

move home to Fremantle remains a

work in progress But West Coast

claim it's not a one horse race for

the. We would like to get a trade

done because I think to have him at

the club helps everyone involved.

We will just continue to work

through it with them. We are not

out, the trade period doesn't end

until next Monday. North Melbourne

is fed up with the speculation

surrounding ruckman Hamish

MacIntosh. I don't know how many

times I have to say that he is a

North Melbourne player and will be

next year. The Socceroos say

victory against Oman tonight at ANZ

Stadium is crucial if they want to

build momentum heading into the

2014 Brazil World Cup. After wins

over Thailand and Saudi Arabia,

another three points would all but

assure Holger Osieck's side will

progress to the final stage of

qualifying. We have to win the game

and that is basically everything.

That is what I can say. We can

forget about whatever happened in

the past. Tomorrow is the game and

we have to fully focus on that. The

last time these two sides met was

in 2009 when the Socceroos won 2-1.

Kelly Slater has continued his

charge towards an 11th world title

at the Quiksilver Pro in France.

The 39-year-old dismantled Moroccan

wildcard Ramzi Boukhiam in round 3.

His 16.9 out of 20 the highest heat

total of the day. There is no real

upside when you have a wildcard,

people think that the top seed should

should be the wildcard but if you

lose it looks bad. World number 2

Owen Wright also progressed along

with Adrian Buchan and Taj Burrow.

Mick Fanning and Bede Durbidge

bowed out, while Frenchman Jeremy

Flores injured his ankle and could

be forced to withdraw. Well, US

stocks rallied more than 2%

overnight as investors welcomed a

pledge from European leaders to

solve the debt crisis by the end of

the month. Here with the details is

Nick Walter from Macquarie Private

Wealth. Good morning. Treasurys are

shut for a holiday but stocks there

albeit have had a pretty good session,

albeit in light trade. That is

right, the equity market is open

and showing very strong gains this

morning. It is now the fourth day

in a row that we have seen more

than 1% gain on the US. Certainly

pushing through a wave of positive

sentiment. It is amazing how

quickly things can change.

Certainly some very positive

developments over the weekend that

markets are reacting to and very tangible outcome in Belgium, where the Belgium Government injected 4 billion Euro in to one of their banks abusing their market power in negotiating arrangements with their suppliers. The ACCC's new chairman, Rod Sims, says the commission will also investigate whether it is a homebrand products. There is a companies that produce their supermarkets to own some of the misuse of market power for the also investigate whether it is a

weather check on your screen. Tony

Abbott says he'll make sure same

sex marriage is not made legal. We

have that next. And Libya's rebel

fighters claim they are making huge

gains in the battle to capture the

Gaddafi stronghold of Sirte. Gaddafi stronghold of Sirte. We

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You're watching Ten's Early News.

news for The main stories this morning - bad The main stories this morning - bad

news for Julia Gillard ahead of the

vote on her carbon tax with the latest Newspoll figures showing

voters believe the Coalition would

be better at handling our economy

and climate change. The spat

between the unions and Qantas worsens, with unions warning

passengers not to fly the airline

before Christmas with more strikes

over by appendicitis. to come. In sport, Brett Lee bowled

over by appendicitis. And in

finance, more protests in Greece

over the Government's austerity

measures with transport and garbage

workers walking off the job.

Labor's woes got worse today with

the latest Newspoll figures showing

the Coalition now leads or has an

equal standing on all key electoral

issues and Tony Abbott is still the

preferred Prime Minister. For more

details, I'm joined by Ten's

in Parliament House. political reporter John O'Doherty

any in Parliament House. John, is there

any good news for Labor in this

latest Newspoll? Ron, there is very

little good news but at least it

does show that Labor's primary vote

has lifted off its record lows. It

is at 29%, the Coalition is at 49%.

If we look at that on a two-party

preferred basis after preferences

are distributed, then labour is up one one point on 43%.

one point on 43%. The Coalition is

down one on 57%, but obviously

still maintaining an election-

winning lead. Although there is a

f bit of good news for the Government

f we look at the poll results for f we look at the poll results for

who is best to handle the economy,

then Labor support has fallen

dramatically. The Opposition has a

19-point margin over the Government

and the bad news continues when it

climate comes to who is best to handle

fallen 7 climate change. Labor support has

fallen 7 points, the Coalition now

has a lead up 3 points with 31%. It

is also worth noting that the

Government support on issues such

as health, education and industrial

relations have suffered dramatic

drops to this Morning News poll

does not spell good news for the

Government. Despite the Government's approval rating

dropping on handling climate change

in that poll, it in that poll, it looks like Labor

has managed to scrape together the

numbers to pass its carbon tax numbers to pass its carbon tax

tomorrow? It is almost a certainty

numbers tomorrow. The Government has the

numbers it needs in both houses to

get it through. Despite the fact

that Labor has suffered a fairly

big hit when it comes to who is

best to handle climate change, the

Government may take some comfort

today when Say Yes campaigners gather to erect

gather to erect 1,000 pack cards

supporting the plan to price carbon.

It looks like it will make for some

colourful scenes in and outside the colourful scenes in and outside the

house. Thank you, John O'Doherty

reporting for us live from

Parliament House. Major airport

disruptions and job losses loom as

the war between Unions and Qantas

steps up. In a risky move, union

members have urged passengers not

strikes are imminent. to fly with their employer as more

strikes are imminent. At the 11th

hour, unions cancelled strike

hour, unions cancelled strike

action. It came 17 flight

cancellations and almost 30 flight

delays too late. The union has

decided to pull off this strike but

you cannot turn an airline off and

on. Christmas travellers are the on. Christmas travellers are the

next passengers likely to suffer.

The one-hour stoppages have The one-hour stoppages have been

notified to take place until 16

December this year. If I was travelling

travelling over Christmas I would

be looking at airlines other than

Qantas. The airline says more Qantas. The airline says more

stoppages could put jobs at risk.

Qantas shake taken to newspaper ad

to tell passengers how it feels to tell passengers how it feels

only the ongoing industrial action.

50,000 passengers impacted over the

last month. Over 300 flights last month. Over 300 flights

cancelled or delayed, it is unsustainable.

For months, long hall pilots,

engineers, baggage handlers and caterers

caterers have been fighting for

more. It has been called from both

sides of the wall to come back to the

the negotiating table - a

destination yet to be reached by

either side. Australian same-sex

couples are looking no closer couples are looking no closer to

walking down the aisle. Tony Abbott

has confirmed he'll deny Liberal

MPs a conscience vote on the issue

of gay marriage, even if Labor

grants its ministers a free vote.

But statistics suggest many Labor

leaders strongly oppose same-sex

marriage anyway and, given the opportunity, they'd mirror the

Coalition's position. The decision

has knifed the Greens' hopes that

the Marriage Act could be amended by the

by the present Parliament. A

homeless man has been hospitalised

after he was bashed in Sydney.

Paramedics found the man on

Macquarie Street last night after

reports he had been assaulted. He

was treated at the scene for 30

minutes before being taken to St.

Vincent's hospital. Police are

continuing to investigate. Revolutionary Revolutionary forces in Libya have

made what they call significant

progress in the battle for Colonel

Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte. The

city has seen fierce fighting for

more than two weeks. Libya's

revolutionary forces shouted, "God

is great" as they captured key

landmarks in Muammar Gaddafi's home

town of Sirte. Fighters fired off

rounds as they took over buildings rounds as they took over buildings

used during the regime, including

this convention centre that served

as a base for Gaddafi loyalists.

Government forces are still waging

street to street battles in Sirte,

targeting die-hard Gaddafi fighters

who are launching fierce counter

attacks. This soldier says, "We are

facing a lot of sniper fire and

rockets, but, God willing, the

decisive hour for the

decisive hour for the battle is coming coming soon."

The stand off has stopped Libya's

new alreadys from setting a time

line for democratic election. One

of Gaddafi's sons is believed to be

in Sirte. Gaddafi hasn't been seen

in months. Government forces say

they have made huge gains against

Gaddafi loyalists since seizing the

capital of Tripoli six weeks ago.

Person Libya's new leaders claim

that Sirte and other places will

fall by the end of this week

because Gaddafi fighters are

running out of places to hide.

The Archbishop of Canterbury has

met Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe in a controversial visit that critics

fear will hand a propaganda coup to

the isolated African ruler. Dr

Rowan Williams said he called on

Mugabe to end abuse and intimidation of Anglican

worshippers in the country. He said

disagreement was expressed clearly

in the meeting but said the talks

were worthwhile. Rugby league and

Manly has given the nod to club

legend Geoff Toovey to take over as

head Coach from 2013 when Des

Hasler leaves for the Bulldogs. But

doubt still remains over the future

of several players, who have get-

out clauses in their contracts, in

the event of Hasler's departure. We

were on a good high after the win

against the Warriors and then it

all came crashing down soon all came crashing down soon after

hearing the news about desleaving.

Several players are free to leave

their contract if Hasler departs,

but Anthony Watmough will not be

one of them. I don't think I would

follow him, no, no be honest. I'm

not too sure what is going to

happen there. At the moment I have

to focus on next year and wait and

see. Kirranfor ham and Watmough

will be against each other when Australia plays Australia plays New Zealand in

Newcastle. It feels like it was a

long time ago but it was only last week,

week, so it is fresh but, you know,

it is all forgotten about now. Greg

Inglis has been cleared for the

four nations tournament later this

month, while David tailor has been

ruled out with a shoulder injury.

For the Kiwis 12 players are

missing this week but that hasn't

dented their confidence in Darren

Lockyer's final test on home soil. We have

We have to do what we have to do

and we will be looking to spoil the party. There's no doubt Collingwood's

Scott Pendlebury rules the roost'

among his peers, but the Magpie,

for a short while, also ruled the

skies. The top class midfielder

turned top gun in the skies above

Phillip Island near Melbourne. If

you could jump out it felt like you

could jump out

could jump out to the other one

because you are it felt that close.

Pendlebury's joy ride was all part

of the build up to this weekends

Moto GP. More finance and more

strikes in Greece because of the

austerity measures? Yes, Athens

ground to a halt overnight, with

transport and rubbish workers going

on strike. You are right there. Transport Transport workers staged their

sixth strike in two weeks over wage

cuts and job losses. The city's

metro was closed, while bus and

tram platforms were empty, causing

chaos for commuters. Garbage is

also piling up on the streets, as rubbish collectors continue their

strike, which started last week,

over job and wage cuts. Meanwhile,

the Greek stock market fell more

than 12% on news that the country's

central bank was bailing out a smaller lender, sparking concerns

other smaller banks might follow. other smaller banks might follow.

BHP Billiton's Olympic Dam is set

to become the world's biggest mine

after final approval of its

expansion by the South Australian

and Federal Government. But the

Greens and state opposition say

they will take their time

scrutinising the hundreds of tough

conditions to be placed on the

mining giant. One official called

it a mining lease on steroids - the

minister has a grander view. This is,

is, without trying to be dramatic

about it, the largest undertaking

in mining and human history. To

control it, the toughest

environmental restrictions ever

imposed by an Australian Government

- 600 conditions slapped on BHP in

a report that also unveils $30 billion in infrastructure to be

paid for by the company. Taxpayers

only responsible for $100 million

to supersize the town to supersize the town of Roxby

Downs. BHP is permitted to export

1.5 million tonnes of copper and

uranium concentrate through Darwin.

Employment will be generated by

projects like a new airport to

handle 737s and A320 aircrafts, a

new gas-fired powertation, and 8,

65m high twaigt storage cells.

65m high twaigt storage cells.

Let's take a look at the markets

now and Wall Street has rallied on

the pledge by German and French

leaders to tackle the Eurozone debt crisis.

crisis. National weather.

Still ahead, a man feared taken by

a shark at a Perth beach. And the

cars of the future unveiled in

Britain. We will show you all of

them next. More when Ten's Early News returns.

GOOD MORNING, Amy La Porte with your local news update... Federal liberal politician John Alexander has his eyes on Canberra and Queanbeyan. He's doing a tour of the country as part of his works on the strategic plan for a development called Sustainable Cities.

It looks at decentralisation, developing regional areas and infrastructure in places like Albury Wodonga, Canberra and Queanbeyan. . Legal action has commenced against a proposed goldmine near Braidwood. The New South Wales government approved the six year mine at Majors creek last month, despite strong opposition from locals. Eurobodalla Mayor Fergus Thomson told the ABC the

legal action was prompted by concerns about contamination of water supply... and are hoping to overturn the decision in the land and Environment Court. Meantime, The New South Wales Opposition has backed calls heard during the Nationals state conference which call for a freeze on new national parks and wind farms. A motion has been passed which would see a moratorium imposed until an assessment is undertaken on their impact on regional economies. There are approximately 300 turbines planned for a 50 kilometre circumference around Yass and some say this could have a devastating effect on local infrastructure.

The RSPCA ACT branch is hoping to build on it's successful Kitten drive... With a new one for Puppies. Twenty five little puppies are needing new homes with

the shelter hoping these cute pooches will be picked up by loving Canberra families just as quickly as the kittens were. TAKING A LOOK AT SPORTS NEWS NOW, And Canberra soccer star Carl Valier has shown why he's good enough to be named among of Australia's top soccer players.... putting in a top performance for the Socceroos over the weekend. The Aussies took on Malaysia in canberra on friday night in a friendly clash... beating the South-East Asia side five-nil. NOW HAVING A LOOK AT TODAY'S WEATHER DETAILS.. To the satellite now ... Cloud crossing southern New South Wales with a cooler change is only bringing light showers to the far southern ranges Checking our capital cities now... Sydney can expected a top of 21 with sunny skies overhead... Partly cloudy and 18 for Canberra... To our regional centres now.. Fine and 19 on the coast for Wollongong... Late showers and 17 in Wagga. Mostly sunny in both Dubbo and Orange. Snow is beginning to clear over Perisher today... Mostly sunny and 17 the high in Bathurst Sunny and 19 in Mudgee ... Much the same is forecast for Nowra. Taking a look at the three day forecast for Canberra now... Sunny skies are forecast over the capital tomorrow. We're heading for a top of 20 degrees. Showers are possible and 19 on Thursday... Much the

same on Friday. That's the latest news, sport and

weather. Stay with us, I'll have more updates for you throughout the day.

.

You're with the Early News. The

family of a missing man believed

attacked by a shark off a Perth attacked by a shark off a Perth

beach will talk to the media today.

64-year-old Bryn Martin was last 64-year-old Bryn Martin was last seen swimming off Perth's Cottesloe Beach yesterday morning. Police

divers later found his damaged

bathers on the sea floor. Fisheries bathers on the sea floor. Fisheries

experts say the tearing to the

swimmers points to a great white shark.

shark. The man's family will hold a

news conference at the beach later

this morning. There's fresh hope a 14-year-old Australian boy being

held in police custody in Bali

could avoid prison. Ten Reporter

Michael Bennett is in Denpasar with

the latest. Today will be mark a the latest. Today will be mark a week since his arrest but week since his arrest but yesterday

was the only indication that he may

avoid Yale. They confirmed that he

could be dealt with under a section

of Indonesia's narcotics laws which

would force him to yuns go

rehabilitation. The onus would be

on his parents to make sure that

happened and if not they could be

liable under the legislation. And

also yesterday the boy's lawyer

confirmed that the police

investigation has been completed

land be handed land be handed to prosecutors as land be handed to prosecutors as

early as the end of the week. The

position is much better at this

time. The boy is alright. Another

report by Indonesia's social

welfare department is also finished

and could recommend that the boy be and could recommend that the boy be

released to his parents. That

report follows a psychiatric

analysis of the boy that has analysis of the boy that has

recommended he not be sent to

prison. It also found that his

mental state was good. I will have more more from Bali throughout the day.

Michael Bennett in Denpasar. Unions

are warning passengers not to fly

Qantas before Christmas as they

step up their industrial campaign

to undermine the airline. Further disruptions are expected on

Thursday and Friday this week when

baggage handlers and engineers

embark on rolling strikes at

different terminals. Qantas hit

back again today with full page ads

apologising for yesterdays disruptions.

disruptions. 50,000 passengers

impacted over the last month, over

300 flights cab seld or delayed it

is unsustainable. The airline says

this latest push for a boycott

could threaten job security if

travellers follow the union's

advice. New South Wales Premier

Barry O'Farrell will be asked the

tough questions next month when a parliamentary committee

investigates a mass toxic chemical

leak in the state's north. Back in August, potentially August, potentially harmful fumes

escaped from an Orica manufacturing

plant, wafting through the

Newcastle suburb of Stockton.

Public hearings will now try to

work out why it took 54 hours for

locals to be told they'd been

exposed to hexavalent chromium, the

same carcinogen brought to global

attention by Erin Brockovich. Julia

Gillard is facing the possibility

of being the first Prime Minister

to lose a vote in to lose a vote in the Lower House

in more than 80 years. Parliament

resumes today after a two-week

break, with the Gillard Government

facing two make-or-break votes.

Labor is likely to lose a vote on

its last-ditch attempt to resurrect

its contentious Malaysian asylum

seeker solution. But the Government

does have the numbers to win

tomorrow's vote on the carbon tax,

clearing the way for it to become law.

law. Hoon drivers in Victoria are

failing to curb their behaviour

despite a major police crackdown.

Tougher laws introduced in July

have had little impact with a

record number of hoons being caught.

More than a thousand cars were

impounded and 55 were crushed in

the first three months of the new

laws. Police admit they're

frustrated the message is not

getting through. They're warning getting through. They're warning they'll continue efforts to force

hoons off the roads. There are fears 21 horses fears 21 horses in the Gold Coast hinterland may have been

deliberately poisoned. Authorities

are waiting on the results of two

autopsies to determine the cause of

the mysterious deaths. Initially, the mysterious deaths. Initially,

it was thought the animals died

after coming into contact with a after coming into contact with a

toxic plant. But suspicions of foul

play are growing. Owner Steve Hogno

has lost all but four of his herd.

Test results should be known by the

end of the week.

end of the week. Many a science

fiction writer has imagined what

the cars of the future would look

like.. And perhaps this could be it.

Scientists in the UK have invented

a car that's driver-less. Alright,

pal, superpursuit mode.

Back in the 80s, driverless cars

were the stuff of sci-fi, but now the reality isn't too the reality isn't too far behind.

This may not be Night Riders kit,

but it is close. Scientists are

developing a vehicle that cannot

only drive itself but unlike

systems that use GPS, can sense on

stackments like other cars.

Equipped with computers and 3D

sensors it scans the road ahead offering a completely hand offering a completely hand free

experience for the driver. They say

it will improve navigation, improve

emissions and most of all increase

safety. We waste so much of our

time driving when we don't want to

be driving when we would be doing other things improving our quality

of life. It is not the point that

cars drive themselves all the time,

it is cars that mean you don't have

to drive all the time, and that is

exciting. While exciting. While hitting that auto

pilot button will be appealing to

many, some will see this as taking

the fun out of driving. But there the fun out of driving. But there

is no question this would

revolutionise the way we travel.

Sport and club officials are set to

enter day two of negotiations, with

AFL trade week in full swing. St Kilda has denied point blank, Kilda has denied point blank, the

club is interested in off-loading

one of its stars. Despite its lack

of space under the salary cap, St

Kilda has declared Brendan Goddard

off limits - scuttling reports of a

potential move to Carlton. The

Saints are also confident of

holding on to Farren Ray, Brett

Peake and Zac Dawson. All boys are Peake and Zac Dawson. All boys are

out of contract, no doubt, and that

is express bid the management but

at the same time we are still

negotiating with those guys and it

is going well. We is going well. We fully expect that

those guys will be with us. Lions

ruckman Mitch Clark's desired move

home to Fremantle remains a work in

progress But West Coast claim it's

not a one horse race for the. He not a one horse race for the. He

has picked nine, played 7 around 80

games so there has to be a first

draft pick up there. We would like

to get a trade done because to have

him there helping everyone involved.

We will continue to work through it. We will continue to work through it.

West Coast claim it is not a one

horse race. It doesn't end until

next Monday. You know how it works.

North Melbourne is fed up with the

speculation surrounding ruckman

Hamish MacIntosh. I don't know how

many times I have to say he is a

North Melbourne player and he will

be next year.

The sock rows say the game to

niepgt is crucial if they want niepgt is crucial if they want to build

build momentum into the 2014 Brazil

World Cup. Another 3 points would

all be assure they will progress to

the final side of qualifying.

Wefrpblgs have to win the game and

then we can forget about whatever

happened in the past. Tomorrow is

the game and we have to fully focus

on that. The last time these two

sides met was in 2009 sides met was in 2009 when the

Socceroos one 2-1. There has been a Socceroos one 2-1. There has been a

bizzare incident at the PGA event

in California where a than arrested

for hurling a hotdog. The former

world number 1 was setting up on

the 7th hole when the intruder

called his name. Woods didn't make

a meal of the matter on his way to

a meal of the matter on his way to

a 3-under par 68 Well, US stocks

are currently trading up almost 300

points as investors welcome a

pledge to solve the debt crisis

there by the end of the month.

Joining us again is Nick Walter

from Macquarie Private Wealth. As

we mentioned earlier, Treasurys are

shut for a holiday but

shut for a holiday but stocks there

are having a bumper session, albeit

in light trade. Yes, we are in the

midst of a very positive run at the

moment with global marks up for the

fifth day in a row. Not a lot of

new information came out last night,

it was really just reaction to the

developments over the weekend where

we saw a coordinated approach, particularly

particularly between the French and

German leaders and also the Belgium Government injecting

Government injecting 4 billion Euro

into one of these banks. Investors

are starting to see the opportunity

rather than the risks and we

haven't seen that for a while. Back

home, how are things looking today?

Well, with the positive movements

in markets overseas, we will expect

our market to make gains this morn.

The SPI is indicating a positive

start of around 45 or 50 points.

Importantly, commodity prices are

continuing their recovery, back

towards their recent highs. towards their recent highs. That

will push our miners up and the

durncy is a barometer for sentiment

here in Australia and that was

to stronger last night too. Back close

Walter to parity, thanks very much, Nick

Walter from Macquarie Private

Wealth. Briefly in other business

nudes. Job ads have fallen for the

fifth time in six months making an

interest rate cut next month more

likely. Weak economic growth has prompted

prompted the Commonwealth Bank to

cut cost cut cost cutting initiatives.

Samsung has delayed a launch from

its latest iPhone as a gesture for

the late Apple COE. Steve Jobs.

More trouble forians that just

announce. Jetstar has an nouns that

its staff will embark on its

industrial action. Workers in

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the

Gold Coast are looking to wave excess baggage

excess baggage fees for 24 hours

come Friday. No weigh day is in

response to failed pay negotiations

and is expected to cost the airline around around $50,000.

The sort of industrial action we

might welcome. As as a thrav letter.

A check of the weather before we go.

Recapping our top stories on Ten's

Early News - more bad news for

Julia Gillard ahead of the carbon

tax vote as Labor plum its further

in the polls. Unions have warned

Qantas passengers not to fly with

the airline before Christmas, with

more strikes to come. And there is

renewed hope that the teenage boy

facing drug charges in Bali could

avoid a jail sentence.

avoid a jail sentence. That is it

for Ten's Early News. I am Ron

Wilson I will see you again for the

next news at 9am. I am Kathryn

Robinson thanks for join us today.

Have a great Tuesday. Goodbye.

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