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Today - Utegate bombshell -

Treasury official Godwin Grech

admits to faking the email at the

shocked the government. centre of the OzCar scandal that

Kyle Sandilands disappointed he's

been dumped from his million-dollar

role with 'Australian Idol'.

And in the sport an unbeaten

century from Michael Clarke saves

Australia from defeat in the third

Ashes Test against England.

In finance, the Reserve Bank board

all but guaranteed to keep interest

rates on hold when it meets today.

First this morning, Treasury

official Godwin Grech has dropped a

bombshell, admitting to faking the

email at the centre of the Utegate

scandal. Speaking from a

psychiatric ward, Mr Grech told the

'Australian' newspaper he then

passed the email to Malcolm

Turnbull under enormous pressure.

It comes as the auditor-general

prepares to hand down his findings

into the affair with Mr Turnbull's

position on the line.

It was the ultimate boomerang

bombshell. If the Prime Minister

cannot justify his actions he has

no choice but to resign. Malcolm no choice but to resign. Malcolm

Turnbull calling for the Prime

Minister's scalp after a public

servant told a Senate inquiry he

received an email from the PM's

office requesting special treatment

for a car-dealing mate. Days later,

the Opposition leader's bluster

backfired, when the Federal police

raided Godwin Grech's home and

declared the email fake. How can

you concoct an email? While it

clears Kevin Rudd, the Coalition is

clinging to claim Wayne Swan still

misled Parliament over the OzCar

affair. If that's the case, that's

a serious matter. The Auditor-

General will deliver his findings

today but the Government says

Malcolm Turnbull is the one who

should be investigated. Mr Turnbull

accused the Prime Minister of Australia and the Treasurer of

Australia of lying and unless the

auditor-general makes a similar

finding, then Mr Turnbull's position is now untenable.

Kyle Sandilands says he's

disappointed with Channel Ten for

dumping him from 'Australian Idol'.

The disgraced radio broadcaster

released a statement last night

saying he loved being part of the

show and wished everyone success.

Sandilands was axed following the

outrage over last week's lie

detector stunt involving a child

rape victim. Channel Ten says

Sandilands's radio persona had

become too controversial for 'Idol'.

'Australian Idol' is very much a

family program and its appeal is

across the board and we like to

think all families can enjoy the

program in front of the TV.

Sandilands was dumped one day after

his radio program was suspended

indefinitely by Austereo.

A Queensland man controlling

traffic around road works north of

Brisbane has been killed in a

horrifying crash. His death is the

latest in a mounting road toll that

the State. could set an unwelcome record in

Queensland police have been

targeted traffic around the State's

road works with an increasing

number of motorists ignoring speed

restrictions. Their crackdown was

not enough to save a traffic

controller north of Brisbane. He

died doing his job. It's alleged a

BMW entered the wrong section of

road works on the Bruce Highway.

Police say one traffic controller

frantically tried to flag him down

but the vehicle continued on,

ploughing into a workmate. We're

unsure why he was driving up the

closed lanes. His colleagues were

disbrought. The management are

seeking cancelling for all the guys

-- counselling for the guys present

tonight. The driver was taken to

hospital with internal injuries.

Queensland's road toll has reached

more than one death every day and

aren't police acknowledge their warnings

aren't working.

NSW police are trying to identify a

woman who was struck down and

killed overnight. The woman, aged

between 70 and 80, is believed to

have been crossing a corrode in

Sydney's inner west shortly before

9pm. The victim was caught

underneath the vehicle and dragged

some distance before the car

stopped. Police have been unable to

identify the woman due to her

extensive injuries.

Dozens of passengers aboard a

Continental air yients flight have

been injured after an emergency

landing in Miami. The Boeing 767

was on its way to Houston from Rio

de Janeiro when it hit trouble. The

plane dipped violently twice

throwing people around the cabin.

She came out of her seat, flew over

the middle row, hit her head on the

wall and landed on her back.

Everybody bumped head twice because

it came down again and very sharp.

Oh! Some passengers were taken to

the scene. hospital. Others were treated at

Well, think of Scotland and you

think of tartan, bag pipes and, of think of tartan, bag pipes and, of

course, haggis. But a food

historian has risked the wrath of a

proud nation by claiming the dish

is actually English.

It's 1615, King James is on the

thrown and a cook notes down the

ingredients for a dish that will

become a national icon - oat meal

mixed with blood and liver, the

makings of haggis, but not a Scot

inside. This was a book written for

the English housewife. So is the

famous pudding that Robert Burns

went on to celebrate in a poem as

Scotland's own really English? Well,

that's the claim being made by food

historian Kathryn Brown. We can't

say that we had recipes then but

the English can. There's a quote in

'English Housewife' in 1615 which

says that everybody in England eats

haggis pudding and liked it.

Children over there are taught from

a young age about their national

dish. But just down the road in

Lancashire, they're also producing

real thing. something that they believe is the

A defining century from Michael

Clarke and 96 from Marcus North has

spared Australia from defeat in the

third Ashes Test. The pair shared

in a 185-run fifth-wicket stand to

force that match to a draw. England

lead the series 1-0.

day five. A heart-in-mouth moment to start

Big appeal. I I had he's hit his

pad. Watson survived that one. He

was softened up by Flintoff. That

will be sore for a while. Before

Anderson delivered the knock-out

blow. Big edge straight through to

the gloves. Hussey passed 50 and

looked set to end his slump. Broad

had other ideas. He's edged it. His

dismissal brought North and Clarke

together. They set about a rescue

mission to quell the attack of the

old enemy. The pair bat the the

entirety of the second session.

Their stand eclipsed 100 and took

the game from England's grasp. With

the game saved, North picked up the

pace in the race to a tonne. That's

a boundary. On 96, his quest for

quick runs cost him dearly. What a

catch from Anderson. With the match

headed to a draw, there was just

one thing left to do. Michael

Clarke has deserved this century.

And with that, the captains agreed

to call the match closed.

The Tigers have held on for a

dramatic one-point victory against

Manly at the Sydney football

stadium. Despite losing their

previous five matches against Manly,

the Tigers got off to a great start

running in three tries to jump to

an 18-0 half-time lead. The goal

from Robbie Farrah proved crucial.

Anthony watt mow scored back-to- back tries.

-- Watmough scored back-to-back tries.

Matt Orford couldn't send the game

into extra time, the Tigers escaping 19-18.

Brisbane Lions coach Michael Voss

has weighed into the AFL's tanking

debate on the back of performances

from some of the lower-placed teams.

Voss says there should be severe

repercussions for anyone caught

tanking. There's never been a coach

that's wanted to lose a game and if

there is, they should be banned for

life. The first-year coach says the

league needs to change its

priority-pick rules and introduce a

Lottery system. All the morning's

finance news with Kath. It's steady

as she goes on interest rates

today? It's all but guaranteed that

the Reserve Bank will keep rates at

a 49-year low of 3% when it meets

in Sydney this morning. They won't

raise rates. They won't cut them.

We're in no-man's-land. At some

stage rates in Australia need to go

up a lot but that won't happen soon.

Most economists predict the RBA

will raise rates midway through

next year. Today's decision will be

known at 2:30pm eastern.

The man who predicted the start of

the financial crisis says the world

economy will remain in recession

till the end of the year but the

New York economist dubbed Dr Doom

believes the worst is now over and

Australia will ride out the storm

better than most. He says a strong

rebound in commodity prices will

continue, boosting our dollar,

which hit a fresh 10-month high

overnight of 87.79 cents.

To the markets now and Wall Street

has rallied after good numbers from

the manufacturing sector and

stronger than expected earnings,

notably by Ford. The Dow up over

100 points and the NASDAQ ahead 25.

Briefly now in other business news,

there are some promising signs on

the jobs front with the Olivier

index and ANZ data finding the

decline in job ads has suspended.

The suspension of Kyle and Jackie

O's radio program could cost

Austereo $5 million in lost revenue.

Bankers for City Pacific have

called in the receivers.

And Woolies has joined forces with

Optus to sell a no-frills mobile

phone service.

Checking newspaper front pages

around the country, the

'Australian' has more on Treasury

official Godwin Grech's admission

that he wrote the fake email at the

centre of the Utegate affair.

The 'Financial Review' reports that

federal ministers have approved

more than $6 billion in grants

providing a boost to the PM's

stimulus package. And the 'Daily stimulus package. And the 'Daily

Telegraph' has published the first

picture of abandoned baby Sunday

April in a final appeal for her

parents to come forward before

she's placed into adoption.

Director Quentin Tarantino walks

the red carpet in Sydney. We've got

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Headlines every 15 minutes here on tern's Early News:

Shock confession - Treasury

official Godwin Grech reveals he

wrote the email that ignited the Utegate scandal.

Kyle Sandilands facing a bleak

future after being dumped from his

million-dollar role as an Australian idol judge.

The Wests Tigers hold off a Manly

fightback to win by one point in

the NRL. In finance, interest rates

all but guaranteed to remain on

hold today. We'll cross live to

CommSec for the details.

There's been a bombshell admission

from the senior Treasury official

at the centre of the Utegate

scandal. Godwin Grech has told the

'Australian' newspaper he wrote the

email which alleged Prime Minister

Kevin Rudd gave special treatment

to a Queensland car dealer. Mr

Grech claims he then passed the

contents of the email to Malcolm Turnbull.

I think it's important for Mr

Turnbull to come out and describe

in detail all of his dealings with

Mr Grech. But the Opposition says

Treasurer Wayne Swan still misled

Parliament over the OzCar affair.

The auditor-general will release

his findings on the OzCar scandal today.

Former treasurer Peter Costello

says Malcolm Turnbull should have

been more careful. You know, maybe,

with the benefit of behind sight,

he should have done more due

diligence on this email. And asked

some more questions about its

provenance, OK, with the benefit of

hindsight. But OK we all know the

fact it wasn't a true email.

Kyle Sandilands says he's

disappointed after being dumped by

Channel Ten as a judge on

'Australian Idol'. The shock Jock's

future in radio is also uncertain

following the on-air stunt with a

teenage rape victim. teenage rape victim.

He's the judge the fans love to

hate, but Kyle Sandilands's 'Idol' hate, but Kyle Sandilands's 'Idol' days are over. Obviously

accommodating with the events of

last week, we have made the

decision that Kyle will no longer

be a judge on 'Australian Idol'.

The controversial judge will appear The controversial judge will appear

on the first three episodes already

recorded but guest judges will fill recorded but guest judges will fill

in for the remainder of the series.

'Australian Idol' is very much a

family program and it's appeal is

across the board and we like to

think all families can enjoy it.

Sandilands was damped following an

on-air lie detector stunt involving

a 14-year-old girl that backfired

when she revealed she'd been raped.

After days of calls to drop the

shock Jock and co-host Jackie O, on

Monday the station pulled the

breakfast show indefinitely.

Austereo has formed the view that

it is in the of all parties for the

show to go into recess. There's no

indication how long the pair will

be off air or if they'll return.

Ace has been told there's not much

that can be done about Fiji's

refusal to return to democracy. The

message came at the outset of a

meeting of regional leaders in Cairns.

The Pacific Islands forum, also

known as PIF, brings together

leader from Pacific nations,

including Australia and New Zealand.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has

arrived in Cairns to host the 40th

forum which is expected to focus on

economic development, trade and

climate change. Of particular

concern for the smaller island

States is the danger presented by

rising sea levels. The absence of

Fiji, which has been suspended from

PIF for failing to hold democratic

elections is expected to generate

much debate here in Cairns. I think

he's made up his mind and said this

is how he wants to run his place

and military, under the military

government and that's the message

we got. Fiji's military

dictatorship continues to thumb its

nose at Australia and New Zealand

as well as the wider international

community. The Pacific Islands

Forum goes for three days with

around 450 delegates attending.

Queensland's road toll has

continued to climb overnight with

the death of a road controller. He

was hit while working on road works

north of Brisbane. The worker was

killed instantly. The driver of the

BMW that hit him suffered internal injuries.

Dozens of passengers have been

injured after a Continental

airlines flight hit severe

turbulence and made an emergency

landing in Miami.

The injured passengers were treated

right on the tarmac at Miami

international airport. Rescue crews

used whatever vehicles they could

find to get the people from the

plane to the ground. We had to use

the catering trucks. They have

elevators that serve food to the

aircraft. We used the elevators to

bring parents down in a safe manner.

More than 20 were injured, some

seriously, when the plane hit severe turbulence. Some were rushed

to the hospital. All of a sudden,

the plane just kind of like takes a

dip and rises up and you see people

going off their seats, people

screaming, little kids crying, people screaming.

168 passengers were on the jet

around 4:30 this morning when the

plane encountered rough air just

north of the Dominican Republic.

The pilot was forced to land in

Miami. Because of customs and

immigration regulations, the

uninjured had to stay on the plane

for nearly three hours. The flight

heads on to Houston today. The

passengers on board are hoping for

smooth air between Florida and Texas.

Cult film director Quentin

Tarantino took some time out to

thank his fans in Sydney last night.

He agoed his way through the crowds

who queued in the cold for his

latest movie, 'Inglorious Basterds'.

Tarantino, a self-confessed film

geek, says it's important to show

Australian fans he cares. When it

comes to what you're going to dodo

for a given night, we have a lot of

choices and if you choose one of my

movies, whether you like it or not,

you've been to the movies that

night. The movie opens August 20.

A 185-run fifth-wicket partnership

from Michael Clarke and Marcus

North has forced the third Ashes

Test to a draw. Clarke hit an

unbeaten 103 while North fell four

runs short of a century. They

batted the entirety of the second

session to take the match from

England's grasp. While North missed

his third Test ton courtesy of a

classic catch from James Anderson,

Clarke made it to the milestone.

Clarke's century earned him man-of- the-match honours.

The Tigers have survived a dramatic

comeback from Manly to register

their fourth consecutive NRL win.

The thrilling victory means the

Tigers are on the verge of making the finals.

Manly went close but not close

enough for coach Des Hasler. It's a

tough way to lose two points. The

Tigers jumped to an 18-0 half-time

lead on the back of three

unanswered tries. With nobody in front of him.

Big scorjy is chasing. He won't get

there and Benji will run 95 metres!

The Tigers couldn't be too

confident as they searched for

their fourth consecutive win.

Robbie Farrah kicked the Tigers'

only point of the second half and

the field goal would prove crucial.

Manly's best, Anthony Watmough,

almost single-handedly got them

back into contention, the Origin

back-rower scoring back-to-back

tries to leave Manly down 18-19.

You know he'll hurt you at some

stage. Captain Matt Orford had the

chance to put the match into extra

time but despite winning the second

half 18-1, they went home lessers.

I thought we were going to get beat.

Sacked Cronulla halfback Brett

Seymour has been thrown a lifeline

by the New Zealand Warriors. There

are strict conditions in Seymour's

contract after a string of off-

field incidents, but he's grateful

to the Warriors and NRL chief

executive David Gallop, who was

involved in negotiations.

BioInitiative Report are you confident

confident you won't let these guy -

- Are you confident you won't let

these guys down? Yeah, it's me last

chance. I don't want to let down me

self, me gift.

Stacey Jones has announced his

retirement. Seymour will take over him from.

The Reserve Bank meets today in

Sydney and is expected to keep

rates steady at 3%. For more, I'm

joined live by Juliana Roadley from

CommSec. Juliana, it's all but

guaranteed there'll be no movement

on rates today. You can never say

never with the RBA. We expect them

to leave rates on hold at the 49-

year low of 3% but today it will be

about the accompanying statement,

see if the RBA removes their rate-

cutting bias and moves to a more

neutral stance. Current comments

from the RBA show they're happy

with the pace of the economic

recovery and they're keeping an eye

on improvements in overseas markets.

The big banks pushed our market

into the black yesterday thanks to

the upgrade. What's expected today?

We'll still see the banks and the

energy sector going on with it.

Overseas markets were boosted by

manufacturing data from China and

the US. The Dow was up and the

NASDAQ and the oil price was up as

well. Gold was up $3 an ounce. I

think one thing that might hold

back ourm markets today is the huge

rally in the Aussie dollar, at a

10-month high.

OK, Juliana Roadley, thank you for the update.

There's some promising news on the

employment front after two reports

found the decline in job ads has

now steadied. The ANZ survey found

advertisements fell by 1.7% last

month, a marked improvement in the

annual rate. The Olivier job index

fell a modest 0.4% in July,

compared to 0.85% the previous

month. While the pace of the

decline of ads is slowing, the

outlook for the labour market still

remains weak.

To other news briefly now and the

economist who predicted the global

financial crisis says the world

will remain in recession till the

end of the year but Australia will

ride out the storm better than most.

And the suspension of Kyle and

Jackie O's radio program could cost

Austereo $5 million.

A Sydney police officer in a coma

after inhaling toxic drug fumes.

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These are the headlines:

Utegate bombshell - Godwin Grech

admits to faking the email at the

centre of the OzCar scandal that rocked the government.

Disgraced radio broadcaster Kyle

Sandilands disappointed he's been

dumped from his million-dollar role

with 'Australian Idol '.

In sport, an unbeaten century from

Michael Clarke saves Australia from

defeat against England.

In finance, the Reserve Bank board

all but guaranteed to keep interest

rates on hold when it meets today.

This news just getting through to

the desk - hundreds of police are

swarming homes in Melbourne as a

part of an anti-terror raid. Two

men are already thought to be in

custody. There are reports that

those involved are part of an

alleged plot to attack an

Australian army base. Details

remain sketchy. We'll bring you

more as they come to hand.

Godwin Grech has dropped a

bombshell admitting to faking the

email at the centre of the Utegate

scandal. Speaking from a

psychiatric ward, Mr Grech told the

'Australian' newspaper he pass the

the email to Malcolm Turnbull under

enormal pressure. The auditor-

general is preparing to hand down

his findings into the affair.

It was the ultimate boomerang

bombshell. If the Prime Minister

cannot justify his actions he has

no choice but to resign. Malcolm

Turnbull calling for the Prime

Minister's scalp after a public

servant told a Senate inquiry he

received an email from the PM's

office requesting special treatment

for a car-dealing mate. Days later,

the Opposition leader's bluster

backfired when the Federal police

raided Godwin Grech's home and

declared the email fake. Concocted

inside the Treasury Department,

what does that mean? How do you do

that? The Opposition is clinging to

claims Wayne Swan still misled

Parliament. If that's the case,

that's a serious matter. The

auditor-general will deliver his

findings today but the Government

says Malcolm Turnbull is the one

who should be investigated. Mr

Turnbull accused the Prime Minister

of Australia and the Treasurer of

Australia of lying and unless the

auditor-general makes a similar

finding, then Mr Turnbull's finding

is now untenable. Kyle Sandilands

says he's disappointed with Channel

Ten for dumping him from

'Australian Idol'. He released a

statement last night saying he

loved being part of the show and

wished everyone success. Sandilands

was sacked after last week's stunt

involving a child rape victim.

Channel Ten said his radio persona Channel Ten said his radio persona

was too controversial. 'Australian

Idol' is a family program. Its

appeal is across the board.

Sandilands was dumped just one day

after the Kyle and Jackie O show

was suspended indefinitely by the

Austereo network.

A traffic controller working at

road works north of Brisbane has

been hit by a car on the wrong side

of the road.

Queensland police have been

targeted traffic around the State's

road works with an increasing

number of motorists ignoring speed

restrictions. Their crackdown was

not enough to save the life of a

traffic controller north of

Brisbane. This person has died

doing his job. It's alleged a BMW

entered the wrong section of road

works on the Bruce Highway. Police

say one traffic controller

frantically tried to flag the

driver down but the vehicle continued on, eventually ploughing

into a workmate. We're unsure why

he entered the road work signs and

why he was driving up the closed

lanes. Management are seeking

counselling for all the guys that

were present tonight. The driver

was taken to hospital with internal

injuries after smashing into the

workman's utility. Queensland's

road toll has reached more than one

death every day and police

acknowledge their warnings are not working.

A Sydney police officer is in a

coma after being exposed to

chemical fumes from drugs inside a

police storage unit. News Limited

papers claim the sergeant was

exposed to the fumes in March and exposed to the fumes in March and

began suffering breathing problems.

He was rushed to hospital last

Monday with collapsed lungs and

placed in an induced coma. Another

police officer assisting him at the

time has lost 30% of his lung

capacity. capacity.

Dozens of passengers aboard a

Continental airlines flight have

been injured after severe

turbulence forced an emergency

landing in Miami. The Boeing 767

was on its way to Houston from Rio

de Janeiro when it hit trouble. The

plane dipped violently twice,

throwing people around the cabin.

One lady came out of her seat and One lady came out of her seat and

flew over the middle row, hit her flew over the middle row, hit her

head on the row and landed on her

back. It came down. Everybody

bumped head against it twice

because it came down again and very

sharp and, oh... Some passengers

were taken to hospital. Others were treated at the scene.

In sport, a defining century from

Michael Clarke and 96 from Marcus

North has spared Australia from

defeat in the third Ashes Test. The

pair shared a 185-run fifth-wicket

stand to force the match to a draw.

England lead the series 1-0.

A heart-in-mouth moment to start

day five. A big appeal. I think

he's hit his pad. Nothing more than

that. Watson survived that one. He

was softened up by Flintoff. That

will be sore for a while. Before

Anderson delivered the knock-out

blow. Edge. Big edge. Straight

through to the gloves. Hussey

passed 50 and looked set to end his

slump. Broad had other ideas. Has

he edged it? Yes, he has! His

dismissal brought North and Clarke

together. The pair set about a

rescue mission to quell the attack

of the old enemy. The pair balloted

the entirety of the second session.

Both notched 50s in a stand which

eclipsed 100 and took the game from England's grasp.

That's a fine shot. With the game

saved, North picked up the pace in

the race to a ton. That's a

boundary. On 96, his quest for

quick runs cost him dearly. What a

catch from Anderson. With the match

headed to a draw, there was just

one thing left to do. Michael

Clarke has deserved this century.

And with that, the captains agreed

to call the match closed.

Richmond's Matthew Richardson has

denied his troublesome hamstring

could end his career. The veteran

Tiger says he's confident of

playing again.

His comeback in the VFL on the

weekend lasted just 15 minutes but

Matthew Richardson will only

concede his hamstring is just sore.

Definitely a scan tomorrow to make

sure that the surgically repaired

tendon is 100%. You can't muck

around with these sorts of things.

Probably wouldn't play this week

and we'll assess from there. Out of

contract at the end of the year, he

feels he still has something to

offer the young Richmond team.

Injuries are also a concern at the

Saints with doubts over the fitness

of key personnel but Lee Mogtagna

is confident there's nothing to

worry about. I didn't get a scan.

My elbow's fine. In the absence of

Michael Gardiner, Stephen King's

shoulder dislocation could throw shoulder dislocation could throw

the ruck stocks into crisis.

It's not all bad news at the Saints

with the AFL's Match Review Panel

throwing oat Stephen Milne's striking charnel.

Felipe Massa says he refers nothing

of the 200km/h crash that left him

in a coma. The Brazilian has in a coma. The Brazilian has

checked out of hospital saying he's

keen to get back behind the wheel

of his Ferrari as soon as possible.

No, I'm very happy. I'm in a good

position to improve myself, to go position to improve myself, to go

back to the car, to drive. Massa

slammed into a wall during

qualifying for the Hungarian Grand qualifying for the Hungarian Grand

Prix after being struck in the head

by a spring that flew off Rubens Barrichello's car.

More finance now and interest rates

will be the focus today.

Indeed, Ron and they're expected to

say on hold. The Reserve Bank

keeping rates steady at a 49-year

low of 3% when it meets in Sydney

this morning. They won't raise

rates. They won't cut them. We're

no no-man's-land. At some stage,

lot rates in Australia need to go up a

lot but not soon. Most economists

predict the RBA will raise rates

midway through next year. Today's midway through next year. Today's

decision will be known at 2:30pm

eastern.

The man who predicted the start of

the financial crisis says the world

economy will remain in recession

till the end of the year.

But the New York economist dubbed But the New York economist dubbed

Dr Doom believes the worst is now

over and Australia will ride out

the storm better than most. He says

a strong rebound in commodity

prices will continue, boosting our

dollar, which has hit a fresh 10-

month high overnight. It's

currently trading over 84 US cents.

A check on the markets now and it's

been a bumper night on Wall Street

after strong numbers from the

manufacturing sector and better

than expected earnings from Ford.

Briefly now in other business news,

there are some promising signs on

the jobs front with the Olivier

index and ANZ data finding the

decline in ads has now steadied.

The suspension of Kyle and Jackie

O's radio program could cost

Austereo $5 million in lost revenue.

City Pacific have called in the

receivers and Woolies have joined receivers and Woolies have joined

forces with Optus to sell a no-

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Here are the weather precis

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tensions are sure to mount within

the Episcopal Church after it

nominated two gay priests as assistant bishops.

The 'China Daily' reports the

pneumonic plague has killed two and

infected 10 others in Qinghai

province. And the 'New Zealand

Herald' says Prime Minister John

Key says a controversial smacking

law is working. 7 director Quentin

Tarantino walks the red carpet in

we return. Sydney. We've got the details when

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Headlines on the quarter hour on

Ten's Early News:

Shock confession - Treasury

official Godwin Grech reveals he

wrote the email that ignited the

Utegate scandal. Utegate scandal.

Fallen idol Kyle Sandilands facing

a bleak future after being dumped

from his million-dollar role as 'Australian Idol' judge.

In sport - the Wests Tigers hold

off a Manly fightback to win by one

point in the NRL pt in finance,

interest rates all but guaranteed

to remain on told today. We'll

cross live to consecretary for the details.

Breaking news this morning that

homes have been raided and several

arrests made in Melbourne this

morning in an anti-terror operation.

Hundreds of Federal and Victoria

Police officers have been involved in those raids.

Ten reporter Gerard Scholten joins

us. What's happening? Right now

we're in the midst of a joint

operation between Australian

Federal police agents and Victoria

Police. There have been raids at a

number of residential addresses

across predominantly Melbourne's

northern suburbs. We're currently

outside a glen Roy address where a

Federal Police forensic team is

preparing to sift through the

contents of a house here. We

understand that at least two people

have so far been taken into custody

overnight and it's likely that

there will be several more arrests

as these raids continue across

Victoria. We understand the raids

relate to an alleged terror plot on

army bases both here in Victoria

and in NSW. The suggestion is that

the Islamic extremists of Somalian

and Lebanese background may be

involved acting on behalf of a

Somali terror group. Now, this plot

allegedly revolves around an attack

using automatic rifles. Apparently

the terrorists were trying to take

out as many Australian soldiers at

a base as possible, seemingly in

revenge for our involvement in Iraq

and Afghanistan. Federal Police and

Victoria Police say they'll hold a

conference around 10:30 this

morning to shed more light on the

raids. It's been described so far

as the biggest counter-terrorism

operation ever in Australia, even

surpassing the arrested some years

ago which led to a conviction here

in Melbourne led by an extremist

cleric, you might remember. So lots

of raids happening here in

Melbourne. We'll keep you up to

date as more news comes to hand.

Sounds like a massive operation.

Thank you very much. 7 there's been

a bombshell admission from the

senior Treasury official at the centre

centre of the Utegate scandal.

Godwin Grech has told the

Australian newspaper he wrote the

email which alleged Kevin Rudd gave

special treatment to a Queensland

car dealer. Mr Grech claims he

passed the contents of the email to

Malcolm Turnbull. I think it's

important for Mr Turnbull to come

out and describe in detail all of

his dealings with Mr Grech. The

Opposition say Treasurer Wayne Swan

still misled Parliament over the

OzCar affair. The auditor-general

is due to release his findings on

the OzCar scandal today. Former treasurer Peter Costello

says Malcolm Turnbull should have

been more careful. You know, maybe

with the benefit of hindsight, he

should have done more due diligence

on this email and asked some more

questions about its provenance, OK,

with the benefit of hindsight. But,

OK, with all know the fact it

wasn't a true email.

Kyle Sandilands says he's

disappointed after being dumped by

Channel Ten as a judge on

'Australian Idol'. The shock Jock's

future on radio is also uncertain

following the on-air stunt with a teenage rape victim.

He's the judge the fans love to

hate, but Kyle Sandilands's idol

days are over. Obviously with the

events of last week, we've made the

decision that Kyle will no longer

be a judge on 'Australian Idol'.

The controversial judge will appear

in the first three episodes already

recorded but guest judges will fill

in for the remainder of the series.

The 'Australian Idol' is very much

a family program and its appeal is

very much right across the board

and we like to think all families

can enjoy the program. In a statement released last night, Sandilands said:

Sandilands was dumped following an

on-air lie detector stunt involving

a 14-year-old girl that backfired

when she revealed she'd been raped.

After days of calls to drop the

shock Jock and co-host Jackie O, on

Monday the station pulled the

breakfast show indefinitely.

Austereo has formed the view that

it is in the interest of all

parties for the Kyle and Jackie O

show to go into recess. There's no

indication how long the pair will

be off air or if they will return.

Queensland's shocking road toll has

continued to climb overnight with

the death of a road controller. He

was hit while working on the

widening of the bruets highway

north of Brisbane. Police say a car

entered a wrong lane of a blocked-

off area and collided with a

utilityility. The worker was killed utilityility. The worker was killed instantly. The driver suffered

internal injuries.

NSW police are trying to identify a

woman who was struck down and

killed overnight. The woman aged

between 70 and 0 is believed to

have been crossing a road shortly

before 9pm when she was hit by a

car. The victim was caught

underneath the vehicle and dragged

some distance before the car

stopped. Police have been unable to stopped. Police have been unable to

identify the woman due to her

extensive injuries.

Cult film director Quentin

Tarantino took some time out to

thank fans in Sydney last night. He

oogd his way through the crowds. He

queued -- agoed his way through the

crowds. Tarantino, a self-confessed

film geek says it's important to

show Australian fans he cares. When

it comes to what you do for a given

night, there are a lot of choices

and if you choose one of my movies,

whether or not you like it, you've

been to the movies that night.

A 185-run fifth-wicket partnership

from Michael Clarke and Marcus

North has forced the third Ashes

Test to a draw. Clarke hit an

unbeaten 103 while North fell four

runs short of his century. They

batted the entirety of the second batted the entirety of the second

session to take the match from

England's grasp. While North missed

his third Test ton courtesy of a

classic James Anderson catch,

Clarke made it to the milestone.

That will do nicely. Michael Clarke

has deserved this century. Clarke's

century earned him man-of-the-match century earned him man-of-the-match honours.

The Tigers have described a

dramatic comeback from Manly to register their fourth consecutive

NRL win. The thrilling victory

means the Tigers are on the verge

of making the finals. Manly went

close but not close enough for

coach Des Hasler. It's a tough way

to lose two points. The Tigers

jumped to an 18-0 half-time lead on

the back of three unanswered tries.

Big Georgie is chasing. He won't

get there and Benji will run 95

metres. The Tigers couldn't be too

confident as they searched for

their fourth consecutive win.

Robbie Farrah kicked the Tigers' Robbie Farrah kicked the Tigers'

only point of the secretary half

and the field goal would prove

crucial. Manly's best, anty

Watmough, almost single-handedly

got them back into contention,

scoring back-to-back tries to leave scoring back-to-back tries to leave

Manly down 19-18. You know he's

going to hurt you at some stage.

Tonight he hurt us a few times.

Captain Matt Orford had the chance

to put the match into extra time

but despite winning the second half

18-1, they went home losers. I

thought we were going to get beat.

Interest rates are set to stay on

hold at 3% today as the RBA meets

in Sydney. For more, I'm joined

live by Juliana Roadley from

CommSec. You'd have to be a very

brave person to call a change to

rates today. You would but you

never say never for the RBA. They

always seem to surprise us but we

expect rates to hold at that 49-

year low of 3% but it will be about

the accompanying statement to see

if the RBA is going to remove or

ease on their rate-cutting bias or

move to a more neutral stance.

Recent comments from the RBA

Governor show he's happy with the

pace of the economic recovery in

Australia and is looking at

improvements on overseas markets. improvements on overseas markets.

OK, now we've seen a great night on

Wall Street. The Aussie dollar is

soaring and retail sales are out

today. How are our stocks likely to

trade? I think we'll have an up day.

The SPI expects our market to open

up by 60 point. Looking at the up by 60 point. Looking at the

commodity gains and -- and the

rally in the Aussie. You've got the

oil price up by 3%. You've got the

gold price up $3 an ounce. Base

metals are higher across the board.

Looking for gains coming through in

most of the miners. The big players

could be hurt by the rally in the Aussie.

OK, thanks, as always. Thanks.

There's some promising news on the

employment front after two reports

found the decline in job ads has

now steadied. The ANZ survey found

advertisements fell by 1.7% last

month with a marked improvement in

the annual rate. The Olivier job the annual rate. The Olivier job

index fell a modest 0.4% in July

compared to 0.85% fall in union.

While the pace of the decline of

ads is slowing, the outlook for the

labour market remains weak.

Briefly now in other business news,

the economist who predicted the

global financial crisis says the

world will remain in recession

until the end of the year but

Australia will ride out the storm

better than most. The suspension of better than most. The suspension of

Kyle and Jackie O's radio program

could cost Austereo $5 million in

lost revenue and Ron, just remember

retail sales are out today.

Forecast 0.5% after last month's 1% bumper rise.

Thank you. And that's it for - hang

on, we'd better do the weather first!

No truth to the rumours I'm trying

to get out of here early!

We'll keep you updated on the

massive anti-terror operation under

way this morning with full details

in the morning news. I'm Ron Wilson.

We'll see you again at six o'clock

tomorrow morning. I'm Kathryn rock

inson. Thanks for joining us today.

Have a great day. Bye. There's a

lot. I can't choose like that.