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(generated from captions) Live believe Chaos and terror in

Sydney as asylum-seekers at

Villawood riot and set fire to

buildings. The situation is still

not under control. Good morning I'm

Ron Wilson. Also this morning - a South Australian politician has

been arrested as part of a police

sting. He has been charged with

child pornography offences. Ricky

Stuart believes Todd Carney could

return to football in time to buy

lot the Blues against Queensland.

Finance - world instability has forced

forced the prize of gold to its

highest level in history but will

it continue to shine so brightly?

The weather - gruesome literally

ahead of Easter. Showers and cold

wind across much of the south.

Showers and storms in north-east

NSW and south-east Queensland with

heavy storms in Queensland's north.

A major crisis has been raging

inside Sydney's Villawood detention

centre for most of the night.

Asylum-seekers have torched a

number of buildings. Fire crews

came from all over the city to

fight the flames. 150 have been

rioting. The NSW police riot squad

ago. has entered the centre a few hours

ago. Police have taken over control

of the situation from immigration

officials. Hundreds of asylum-

seekers supporters have been

outside the centre during the night.

The situation began yesterday

morning when two asylum-seekers

climbed onto the roof of a building

after their applications for visas

were denied. Ashley Brown joins us

live. We have seen if the pictures

a night of fire and violence there

at Villawood. What is it like there

this morning? You are right. It has

been an extraordinary night here at

Villawood. The situation still is

not under control. We understand a

handful of detainees are still on

the roof. Fires are still burning

throughout the facility. Fire crews

have had a bit of difficulty

fighting the fires because

detainees have felted rocks at them.

Nobody has been injured through out

the night but as you can see it is

a very volatile situation here. We

reported a moment ago that the riot

squad was sent in a few hours ago.

Can you see any evidence of them

taking control of the centre or is

it pretty much an all-quiet

situation? They came in at 4.30

this morning and after Villawood

staff were evacuated from the

facility. I can not see them from

where I am but fire crews are on

the scene and trying to fight these

fires. The department of

immigration says the situation is

coming under control but still

there is a number of detainees that

are not cooperating. We hear there

were hundreds of supporters there

during the night R any of them in

the area, are there any evacuations,

have streets been blocked off? We

did come through one roadblock set

up by fire crews but they allowed

us to come through. I cannot see

the protestors from where I stand.

But it is quite a large area and

they are apparently protesting

about the time it takes for

applications to be processed and

the lack of information they are

getting once they lodge their

application. We will check in with you

you shortly. A political scandal

has erupted in South Australia with

the arrest of a Labor MP on child

pornography charges. Sex crime

squad detectives conducted raids

over Adelaide and included raids on

Government offices. Can you tell us

anything about your client? I'm

sorry I can't. He is being

interviewed? I cannot comment. The

politician cannot yet be identified

court for legal reasons but he will face

court next month. Tiger air ways

has played down news it will have

assist wing clips. The Civil

Aviation Authority has threatened

to suspend Tiger's operations after

a series of safety breaches. The

Budget airline is accused of

letting pilot standards slip and

taking maintenance shortcuts. The

regulator has issued Tiger Airways

with a show-cause notice asking why

it should not be grounted. A power

failure at Sydney Airport allowed

16 people to walk through security

without being screened. The

terminal had to be evacuated

causing lengthy delays and flight

cancellations. We were about to

leave and the captain said the

flight was cancelled and to get off

the plane. I do not know why they

did not lift the curfew. Extra

flights yesterday cleared the

backlog but Jetstar is demanding

Federal compensation. A report into the

Federal Government's failed

insulation scheme has found a

quarter of homes did not meet

building standards. Only a fraction

had been in specked leaving

hundreds of thousands of homes

potentially at risk. Multiple lives

lost, hundreds of house first and

now the official report on the

bungled climate initiative. 24% of

houses that have been inspected did

not comply with the Australian

building codes standards.? More

than 1.1 million homes had

insulation installed. 140,000 have

been inspected which cost nearly

$200 million.. There is no doubt

significant problems were

associated this program both in its

design and delivery. That is a far

cry from the Government's original

promise. It is important that we

call bright this program so we have

an orderly roll out and boy more

competition for installers in the

market place more value for

taxpayers. The report found 205

fires were lijed to the home

insulation roll out with Victoria

the worst affected. You do not get

much of a bigger disaster than

having people lose their lives, having people lose their lives, homes, jobs and businesses and

wasting $1.7 billion in taxpayer dollars.. The Opposition says the

Government's in ability to oversee

the roll-out of insulation bats

raises serious concerns about its

ability to implement significant

policy reform, in particular the

carbon tax. It brings into question

the Government's capacity to do

even the most basic things. Free

inspections are available until

June next year. Lawyers for

Melbourne drug lord Tony Mokbel

have dough need their client has

made a plea deal with police. A

former lawyer claims Tony Mokbel

holds valuable information which

could shake up the criminal world.

Andrew Fraser says he knows Tony

Mokbel well from their time

together in jail on drugs charges.

He is convinced the drug lord has

done a deal with prosecutors

exchanging crucial information in

exchange for a lighter sentence. He

will be a star witness and it will

be - if he swears up to what he has be - if he swears up to what he has

told me it will be breathtaking.

And this evidence will not be restricted

restricted to understand world

activity. When we had a number of

very long discussions in jail he

told me stuff that left me

speechless as far as police

corruption was concerned. But as

quickly as Fraser's claims were

made Tony Mokbel's lawyers poured

cold water to them issuing a

statement saying speculation he

would give evidence against others

is completely untrue. I do not

think Andrew Fraser knows anything

about this case and I do not think

he nose what he is talking about.

Speculation he will seek a 20-year

jail term for the three drug

offences to which he has pleaded

guilty, too little according to

many. A gruby little man who has

traded his life on the misery of

people's lives will now have a good

time to come apparently to sit and

think about it. France and Italy

have announced they will send

military commanders into Libya to

help coordinate the rebel uprising.

They will join British officers

sent to Benghazi to assist Street

Colonel Gaddafi's opponents. The

Western leader has labelled the

contribution an invasion and says

every foreign boot on the ground

will only prolong the conflict.

Finance news now. There is a turn-

up. It appears all that glitters

really is gold. It is a red letter

day or gold! The prize of gold has

reached the highest value in

history. It has stuck its head

above $1500 an ounce. Until a few

years ago it traded quite steadily

at $360 an ounce, what a change.

But as world instability has

increased gold has climbed.

Investors want a tangible as yet

that can be exchanged anywhere in

the world. The concerns are

American debt level, inflation and the

the turmoil in the Middle East.

Analysts agree the run cannot drop

for ever and if the prize drops it

will be sudden and sharp. The milk

prize war may be bad for dairy

farmers but Coles has notched up

zaifl $5.8 billion for the three

months until the end of March and

that is up 7%. Cut-prize milk has

played a significant result. Tom

boss says the sales were pleasing

given the strong dollar and tough

competition. The Senate committee

has delayed its final report until

October saying it needs more time

to sort through the issues.

American stocks surged this morning.

National weather check now -

Brisbane cloudy a top of 27. Sydney

sunny an 26. Canberra a possible

shower, 20. Melbourne a late shower

and 21. Hobart a possible shower 18.

Adelaide late shower 20 degrees.

Perth mostly sunny, delight full 29.

Darwin sunny and 32. The headlines

- the Advertiser reports on the

arrest of the MP on child

pornography charges and says the

maximum penalty for first-time

offenders is five years jail. The offenders is five years jail. The

Australian reveals the Federal

Government has pressed the pause

button on Hans to nominate

Queensland's Cape York Peninsula

for World Heritage listing. They

are waiting for consent from the

local Indigenous community. The

Herald Sun reveals Victoria's Police Commissioner Simon Overland

is feeling the heat from a State

Government which is frustrated with

his performance. The Northern

Territory News says the Chief

Minister has ruled out

reintroducing euthanasia there

despite 85% saying they want the

right to die. Still ahead,

Europeans are up to their neck in

they? A few weeks ago, now they are

going through a heatwave. And the

tsunami when we return.

Headlines every 15 minutes - the

developing story is a huge riot and

fire at Sydney's Villawood

detention centre which has raged on

for most of the night. Asylum-

seekers have torched a number of buildings.

buildings. Fire crews from all over

the city have been fighting the

flames. 150 detainees have been

rioting in the grounds. The new

police riot squad went fine the

centre a few hours ago and

immigration officials say they have

taken over control. Hundreds of

refugee supporters have been

outside the centre during the night.

The trouble began yesterday when to

asylum-seekers took to the roof of the

the building as a protest after

their applications for visas were

denied. Joining us live is Ashley

Brown. Are those fires which were

quite spectacular during the night,

still burning? They R as you can

see behind me smoke is still

billowing out of a number of

buildings here and fire crews are

trying to bring the fires under

control. They did have a tough as

theing on their hands last night

because when they arrived after the

fires broke out the detainees that

were protesting and rioting started

to felt rocks at them so as you can

imagine it has been an

extraordinary tonight her and these

fires are still burning. It looks

like entire buildings there have

been caught up in the flames. Have

you been able to get any assessment

of the damage so far?. Six

structures have been destroyed

including a kitchen and also the

medical centre there was a large

explosion here overnight triggered

by the gas cylinders inside the

medical facility. Immigration

officials say the damage is in the

hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Have you any more detail on what

sparked the riots in the first

place? We understand that to

detainees were told their

application for asylum had been

rejected an out of desperation they

took to the roof, climbed onto the

roof and started to protest.

Escalated from there and turned

into up to 150 detainees rioting

throughout the centre. A South

Australian MP has been arrested as

part of a child exploitation sting.

Sex crime detectives working on

'Operation Decimate' have charged

the Labor politician with

possessing child pornography. They

raid add series of locations across

Adelaide overnight including

Government offices and seized computers

computers and other material. The

politician who cannot be named for

legal reasons will front court next

month A report into the Federal Government's Government's failed home insulation

scheme has found a quarter of homes

do not meet building standards.

Climate Change Minister Greg Combet

says 140,000 homes have been

inspected out of a million that had

insulation installed. No doubt

significant problems were

association wait would the program

in its design and delivery. The

program was scrapped in February last

last year after four deaths and

more than 200 fires. The Prime

Minister has arrived in Japan at

the start of trade talks across

north Asia. The bright lights of

Tokyo city are far removed from the

devastation caused by the

earthquake and tsunami by while

Prime Minister Julia Gillard is in

Japan she intends to visit both.

The PM has touched down in Tokyo.

She is the first Prime Minister to

be invited to visit Japan since the

natural disaster. The Prime Minister was originally only going

to discuss a free trade agreement

and business deals given Japan is

one of Australia's biggest trading

partners. She still will but the

focus will be on goodwill and

friendship in the aftermath of the

quake and tsunami. I want through

my presence here the express the

condolences of the Australian

people for the horror the Japanese

people have lived through. The PM's

schedule is jam-packed. She will go

to a number of business meetings as

well as holding an audience with

the heads, meeting the Prime

Minister and seeing the devastation

caused by the earthquake and

tsunami. She admits foreign policy

is not her strength but she want

the achieve much stronger economic

tie was Japan, South Korea and

China. The Queensland town of Roma

is mopping up again. A total of 180

homes have been swamped in this

week's flood but it was not as bad

as feared. Residents face a messy

clean-up. Bungle Creek peaked to

7.6 metres forcing 6 30 homes to be

evacuated. We had 300 this time around

around in the house so a clean-up

again. It is the third flood for

Roma in over a year. Not

surprisingly they are calling for

the town to be flood-proofed..

There are some good options

including lifting Queenslanders.

Many are gearing up for another

fight with insurance companies. The

Queensland floods inquiry has been

told red tape and communication

errors hampered evacuations in the

western Darling Downs. The region

was flooded seven times in the space

space of a month. An SES volunteer

for 30 years Glenn Taylor helped

evacuate the small Queensland

township in December. He says the

bureaucracy was startling and

communication glitches only addded

the people's pain. The old regime

in 83 we organised a lot

differently. According to Mr Taylor

no one knew who was in charge, no one knew who was in charge,

Emergency Management Queensland or

the council. Sylvia says she was

fobbed off by police when she was

asked the best way to evacuate

"Lady that is not my problem, that

is your problem" she was told. We

assumed in our innocence that SES

were there to help in situations

like that. Sergeant Ben Wiltshire

raised the need for a police

helicopter saying officers

hitchhiked on private flights to

search for stranded residents. The

fire brigade struggled with no one

trained in swift-water rescue. The

inquiries resume after Easter. They

were up to their necks in snow a

few weeks ago now Europeans are complain about the heat.

Temperatures have soared to 29

degrees across France, Belgium and

the Netherlands. That is not hot

for us but is the average

temperature for Western Europe in

and. Brussels hit 25 degrees

yesterday an was warmer than

Barcelona. The unseasonal summer

weather is expected to continue throughout

throughout Easter. Rugby league -

knew Origin coach Ricky Stuart

admits the sus spepgs of Todd

Carney has left a hole in his plans against

against Queensland. He has named

Jamie Soward as a key contender as

Blues number 6 but has not totally

given up on Todd Carney for the

series. He is a huge loss for the

Roosters, a huge loss for the

representative season. If that is

the case. He could be back in one

week, three-weeks, four weeks but

that is not my decision that is a

decision for Todd Carney and the

people helping him out. Origin I is

over a month a way. AFL, Bret

Ratten has put Eddie Bets on notice

after a poor start. He kicked club-

high 42 goals last year but has

failed to recap tour the form in

2011. The struggle in the Blues

draw Innes done and the coach is

running out of patience. It will be

reviewed at match committee. Eddie

will be the first to put his hand

up he is not in great form. Blues

play at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

After a 2-1 win in the Asian

Champions League. A lead by Tianjin

Teda, Chen Tao gave the visitors

the lead before Melbourne respond

would a free kick from Carlos

Hernandez. COMMENTATOR: They have got

got the equalizer before half time. Beautiful set-piece. Just before

half time the Victory was awarded a

penalty and Kevin Muscat converted.

US stocks shot through the roof led

by a rally in technology shares.

Richard big names like Intel and

IBM reported better than expected

results and that sparked some

surge? Absolutely so. We always

expected a strong US corporate

reporting season so it is proving

to be the kiss as would you say.

Some really market-leading

companies reporting strong results

beating analyst expectations. Of

the 58 companies reported so far

78% have done just that and with

Apple still to come in the next 24

hours we can expect more of the

same. Economic news - home sales

starts have risen 3.7% for the

month so this point to the fact

that the US is continuing the lead

the global economic recovery. Will

our market get the chocolates

today? It will. We will take them

and run and hopefully build on the

gains we saw yesterday. The stocks

that are leveraged to the US growth

store global growth more generally

will do well so domestically I'm

talking about mining and mining

service companies. The aftermath of

the Japanese earthquake and tsunami

is taking its tell on Toyota. The

car-maker says it has been forced

to make more cuts in production in

the US and they will continue for

another six weeks. That is going to

hurt its sales targets for the year.

Production will drop by 70 personal early

early June. Workers will be allowed

just four hours a day three days a

week until then. Toyota says it

still cannot get supplies from its

Japanese subcontractors which

supply the low-cost components. BHP

Billiton has survived the wet

weather and come in better than Rio

and Fortescue Metals but reported a

1% drop in iron ore production from

the previous quarter. High fuel

prices continue to dog the aviation

industry. Regional Expression industry. Regional Expression

Airlines has warned a 30% drop in

net profit may force it to cut

routes and staff. Macquarie

analysts say the latest Qantas

airfare hike is excessive and uns

necessary. They say the high prizes

could drive away customers in the

prize-sensitive market. Bunies

carrying chocolate may get wet

tails in a lot of major centres.

The riot at Villawood dominates the

news. The latest next. All that

glitters turns out to be gold after

all. The precious metal hit a

record high. More when we return. Even clean hands leave a residue that builds up causing stains you can't shift without damaging the paint. That's where Taubmans Endure comes in. ANNOUNCER: Taubmans Endure is engineered with Nanoguard to create an interlocking molecular structure. Because it's such a tough paint, stains just can't get a grip. I've been a painter for 40 years and I've never seen paint like it. Taubmans Endure, not Taubmans Endure. Now, I'm not going to tell you to buy it, but if you're painting, just have a think about it.

Our main stories - chaos and terror

in Sydney as asylum-seekers at

Villawood riot and set fire to

buildings. The situation is still

not under control. The South

Australian politician has been

arrested as part of a police sting.

He has been charged with child

pornography offences. NSW coach

Ricky Stuart believes Todd Carney

could return to football in time to

buy lot the Blues against

Queensland. Then in finance t prize

of gold has shot up to its highest

level in history but can it

continue to shine so brightly? A

major crisis has been raging inside

Sydney's Villawood detention centre

for most of the night. Asylum-

seekers have torch add number of

buildings at the complex. Fire

crews came if all over the city the

fight the flames. 10 detainees have

been rioting. The NSW police riot

squad was seen entering the

detention centre a few hours ago

and NSW police have take yep over and NSW police have take yep over

control from immigration officials. Hundred of asylum-seekers Hundred of asylum-seekers

supporters have been outside the

centre during the night. The

situation began yesterday morning

when to asylum-seekers climbed onto

the roof of a building after their

applications for visas were denied.

Ashley Brown is live at Villawood.

She is talking to us now. What is

the situation there as we get first

light? The fires are still burning.

There are several buildings still

alight and fire crews are working

hard to by those fires under

control. Smoke is billowing out of

the buildings and there is plenty

of emergency crews around. There is

roadblocks in place at the moment

and we know that Villawood staff

have been evacuated out of the

facility and they are all safe and

all the detainees are safe as well.

Joining me is a Department of

Immigration spokesperson Sandy

Logan. Tell me, how bad did things

get last night? Quite tough. It has

been a challenge for the detention

centre staff. NSW police have come

in quickly to assist the fire and

rescue NSW firefighters to

extinguish the blaze. At one stage

the detainees were hurling roof

tiles at them. Nobody what injured?

No injuries to police, firefighters

or staff and at this stage it

appears none to the detainees.

Plenty of damage though?

Unfortunately so. Quite unacceptable

unacceptable behaviour. We are

looking at hundreds of thousands of

dollars of damage - a medical

centre, dining hall, kitchen. Until

we get to the fullness of daylight we get to the fullness of daylight

we will not make a full assessment

but it does not look good. There

were 13 detainees on the roof but we were 13 detainees on the roof but

we are down to two or three. We are

working on getting them down safely.

All the detainees are back in their

rooms or quarters. We are regaining

control of the centre with the

assistance of the NSW miss but it

is a step-by-step move. Do you know

how the situation got out of hand?

The reasons for the protest, I hick

the point it was not all the centre,

there are about 400 detainees here.

We believe 100 were involved in

this riot overnight. The reasons

are their own and it is for them to

explain how and why they think this

sort of vandalism is going to

change an outcome. Unfortunately we

cannot give visas to all asylum- seekers

seekers in the detention centre.

This may well have an impact or be

having a influence than on the

behaviour of some. Thank you for

your time. We will return there your time. We will return there

throughout the morning. A political

scandal has erupted in South

Australia with the arrest of a

Labor MP on child pornography

charges. Sex crime squad detectives

conduct add series of raids across

Adelaide including raids on

Government offices. Can you tell us

anything about your client?. I'm

sorry I can't. He is being interviewed?

interviewed? I cannot comment. The

politician cannot yet be identified

for legal reasons but he will face

court next month. The Prime

Minister is in Japan on the first

leg of her tour of north Asia. Leah

Craven is there Julia Gillard is

the first world leader to visit

Japan after the tsunami and

earthquake. What significance can

we read into that?. She is the

first world leader to be invited to

visit Japan the qualification being that France's Nicolas Sarkozy

dropped in for a few hours after

the disaster struck but this is the

first official visit the Japanese

Prime Minister is taking and it is

very significant it is Australia.

It shows hat close allies we are

and what close trading partners we

are and it shows Japan wants the

world to know it is open for

business. Jail veil says her first

priority is if let Japan know how

sympathetic Australia is for its

current plight. This is what she

had to say. We are good friends and

I'm here as part of a conveying

that spirit of friendship as Japan

recovers from these truly Loren

does circumstances. Julia Gillard

hopes to visit some of these

affected areas if she gets the

chance and because this is the

situation she is not really is

pecking the to yield any high-

profile trade or business

agreements as she normally would

but has flagged whaling could be on

the agenda when she meets the Prime

Minister there. The leaks regarding this upcoming Budget continue to

come our way. The Government hints

that mental health will feature

heavily in the Budget but it seems

Tony Abbott is trying to get one

better? Yes. Mental health is

something that both sides of

politics are often accused of

completely ignoring and appears it

is escalating into bidding war. The

Government planned a big-ticket

item for mental health, there was

going to be funding for early

diagnosis and treatment and funding

to get people back to work. This

was going to be an area of

increased spending in what other

eyes will be a mean Budget but Tony

Abbott may trump the Prime Minister

on this. He will make a speech

today to the Sydney University

brain and mind institute and will

announce $180 million worth of

proposed funds which are

initiatives to get people back to

work as well. He plans the promise

to match Labor in having a minister

four mental health if the Coalition

gets into government at the next

election. Tiger Airways has played

down news it could be about to have

its wings clipped. News Limited

reports the Civil Aviation Safety

Authority has threatened to suspend

Tiger's operations after a series

of savoury breaches. The Budget

airline is accused of letting pilot

standards slip and taking

maintenance shortcuts. The

regulator has issued Tiger Airways

with a show-cause notice asking why with a show-cause notice asking why

it should not be grounded.

Collingwood coach Mick Malthouse has

has suggested Anzac Day blockbuster

should be shared between all clubs.

In his last year at the helm at the

club he believes every team should

have a chance to play on that

sacred day. Essendon and Collingwood

Collingwood have always had a

monopoly on Anzac Day. But Mick

Malthouse has had a change of heart

telling 1HD it should not be so. I

would be envious to a team that has

exclusive rights. This game means

so much to so many. Malthouse

pleased with the decision to

overturn Chris Dawes one-week ban

for striking. We are playing a

contact sport and most players, 99%

of players go out there with one

intent - win the football. Justin

has flown to Brisbane. Baker and other inclusions for the Saints

while Collier is in. Michael Voss

not underestimating the winless

Saints. We fall for that, no. There

are too many names that hurt you if

you underestimate them. The

Bulldogs will be without

Gianciruscua.. We will not take a

risk with him. NSW Origin coach

says the omission ofed toed the has

left a hole in his plans against

Queensland. He has named Dragons

pivot Jamie Soward as the key

contender as the Blues number 6 but

has not totally given up on Todd

Carney. He is a huge loss for the

Roosters and the representative

season. If that is the case, he

could be back in one week, three-

weeks, four weeks but that is not

my decision that is for Todd Carney

and the people helping him out.

Origin 1 over a month away.

Basketball, the news Breakers are a

game away from creating history.

The first Kiwi team to win an Australian-run competition. The

Breakers went 1-up against Cairns

in the best of three series.

COMMENTATOR: Man, that's got to be

worth another look! The final score

85-67. Game 2 is in Cairns on

Sunday. Finance now - it turns out

everything that glitters is gold?

You got that right Ron. The prize

has reached its highest value in

history. Over the past few days it

has stuck its head above $1500 an

ounce. Until a few years go it

traded quite steadily at about just

$360 an ounce but as world

instability has increased gold has

continued to climb. Investors want

a tangible as yet which can be

exchanged anywhere in the world. At

the moment the main concerns are

European and American debt levels,

infliction and the turmoil in the Middle

Middle East. Analysts agree it is

golden run cannot last for ever and

if the prize does drop they insist

it will be sudden and sharp.? It

was almost as bad as the Boxing Day

sales frenzy. Super Spanish

retailer Zara opened yesterday in

Sydney and they went pocoloco!

Hundreds of shoppers mostly young

women swept in at opening time. 10

minutes later security said "No, no,

no!". They had to shut the doors.

Zara delivers runway fashion to

racks in two weeks but if local

labels are worried they are not

showing it. We cannot compete on

prize but we compete in design

integrity and quality and our

customers know the point of

difference. And they will do it all

again in June when the store in

Melbourne opens. American stocks

surged to the best result in a

month as tech company earnings cheered investors.

Let's check the weather. The Irish The Independent reports

on a suddeny which has found

happiness follows a U-shape curve.

Bad news if you are stuck in the

middle years just like you! Drops

after 20s and does not recover

until you are past 50. Something to

look forward to. The 'New York

Times' says excessive sitting is

deadly. Nine hours a day leads to

weight gain which leads to chronic

disease. I think if got it. The

Chicago Tribune reports on a study

which has fund a well-placed angry

outburst can bring about positive

change in the workplace. John

Lennon's handwritten lyrics of Lucy

up for sale. If you have not

grabbed on your wages you may have

missed out getting your cash before

the break. Details when we return. GOOD MORNING, Amy La Porte with your local news update... A melba man is facing the ACT Magistrates court over a string of charges... Police arrested the 27 year old after he was found with a haul of illegal and suspicious items on Tuesday. He was spotted riding a bike along John Cleland Crescent in Florey peering into the backyards of

nearby homes... He initially gave police officers a false name... And when searched was found with drugs, and stolen property. A further search of the man found he also had a hacksaw hidden down the leg of his pants. Canberra and Southern Tabellands drivers are being warned police will be out in force this easter long weekend... Two new south wales and ACT operations began at midnight, and will run until midnight next tuesday ... Police in the region will be cracking down on the big five, including drug and drink driving, seat belt offences, speeding and fatigue ... Double demerit points will be lost for any driving offences during the six day operation. If you've got an old cupboard you keep meaning to take to the tip... From next Wednesday, you can have it collected from your kerb.

The Government is launching a 12 month trial for the bulky goods waste collection. Alinga Street between East Row and Northbourne were closed this morning after reports of a suspicious package. Police taped off the roads in Civic as a precaution as they searched the Sunrise Food Bar... Specialist bomb search dog teams were on the scene scouring the street but police now say it was a false alarm. TO SPORTS, And disgraced Raider Todd Carney, who was

suspended by the Roosters indefinitely after a drunken weekend... is reportedly suffering depression. The reigning Dally M Medallist has visited a number of medical counsellors about his deteriorating mental state. NRL chief executive David Gallop has described him as a "troubled person." and says it is not the time for the NRL to abandon him. To the satellite and a cloudmass over the southeast in a weak trough is bringing patchy rain and and storms to inland New South Wales. Turning to the capitals now and Canberra is looking at a partly cloudy day and top of 20 degrees... 24 and fine in Sydney. To the major centres, a mostly sunny day on the way for Wollongong, clearing showers and 22 in Bega ... Codnitions drying up in Wagga. Fine and 19 in Goulburn.... To the south coast and Batemans is heading for a top of 23. Showers likely too in Parkes... In the snowies and Thredbo is looking for a top of 7.

Turning of the all-important forecast for Canberra's long weekend now... A fine day on the

way for us tomorrow. We're heading for a top temp of 17 degrees. Much the same predicted right across the weekend. Warming up to a top of 20 degrees on Sunday. That's the latest, please join me for more

The developing story is the huge

riot and fire at Sydney's Villawood

detention centre which has gone on

for most of the night. Asylum-

seekers have torched a number of

buildings at the complex. Fire

crews have largely extinguished the

flip as but it isesity comitted

hundreds of thousands has been

caused in damage. 150 detainees

were rioting. Immigration officials

say police are slowly taking back

controlling of the facility.

Hundreds of refugee supporters have Hundreds of refugee supporters have

been outside the centre. The double

began yesterday when asylum-seekers

took to the roof of the buildings

in a protest after their

applications for visas were denied.

Live from Villawood is Ashley Brown.

How do authorities intend to take

kol of the situation today out

there? -- control. Fire crews are

on the scene and they have put out

the him from and they are mopping

up. The priority is the public the

area safe and to get those handful

of dough trainees still on the each

down and restore calm to this

facility. No doubt there is going

to be a lot of questions asked 3.

How this situation unfolded and how

it got so bad. We know that six structures were destroyed and

medical facilities, a kitchen,

amazingly nobody has injured. Those

helicopter pictures just in showing

the extent of the damage at

Villawood. A South Australian MP

has been arrested as part of a

child ex-flow station sting. Sex

crime detectives working on

'Operation Decimate' have charged

the Labor politician with

possessing child pornography. They

raided the series of locations

across Adelaide overnight including

Government offices and seized

computers and other material. The

politician who cannot be name for

legal reasons will front court next

month. A report into the Federal

Government's failed home insulation

scheme has found a quarter of homes

do not meet building standards.

Climate Change Minister Greg Combet

says 140,000 homes have been

inspected out of a million which

had insulation installed. There is

no doubt significant problems were

associated with this program in its

design and delivery. The program

was scrapped in phone last year

after four deaths and more than 20

fires. The Queensland town of Roma

is mopping up again. A total of 180

homes have been swamed in this

week's flood but it was not as bad

as everybody feared. Residents

still face a messy clean-up. Bungle

creek peaked at 7.6 metres forcing

more than 6 30 homes to be

evacuated. We had 300 mile metres

this time around in the house, so a clean-up

clean-up again. It is the third

flood for Roma in over a year. Not

surprisingly they are now calling

for the town to be flood-proofed.

There are some good options

including lifting a lot of houses,

particularly the Queenslanders.

Many residents are gearing up for

another fight with their insurance

companies. Beatles fans will next

month have the chance to grab some

of the rarest pop paraphernalia.

John Lennon sketches and the first draft

draft of Lucy in service Sky with

Diamonds will go up for option. The

handwritten notes contain the

opening lyrics first inspired by

his son's nursery drawing. It did not

not contain a reference to LSD as

mostt believed. The designs are

expected to go for a quarter of a million

million dollars. US stocks shot

through the roof led by a rally in

tech shares. Here with the details

is Richard English from Macquarie

private wealth. Intel and IBM

reported better than expected

results which sparked the surge?

Absolutely. We always expected a

strong US reporting season which

has proved to be the case. Market-

leading names reporting strongly

and beating analyst expectations.

Of the 58 companies that have

reported so far 78% have done that.

With Apple still to report in the

next 24 hours we can expect more of

the same. Existing home sales in

the US up as well. The US continues

to lead the charge in relation to

global economic growth. Ahead of

Easter will our marketing the same

way today? The positive leads are

as welcome as large rab writ with

chocolate eggs. We will open higher

and build on the gains we saw

yesterday. Expect companies

leveraged to US growth more

generally to do particularly well.

You should have gone to the bank to

get mopy for the extra long weekend.

You may miss out. Banks do not normally process payments between

themselves over the long weekend.

The extra days off mean some people

could go without pay or be able the

pay bills for up to a week but even

though they are not on the job though they are not on the job

banks still charge interests on our

cards, a situation that consumer

groups like Choice describe as being

being not good enough. BHP Billiton

has survived a wet weather coming

in better than Rio and Fortescue

Metals but it reported a 1% drop in

iron ore production if the previous

quarter. High fuel prizes continue

to dog aviation. Regional express

airlines warns a 30% drop in net

profit may force it to axe marginal

results and cut staff but analysts

say the latest Qantas airfare

strike is excessive and unnecessary.

They say the high prizes could

drive away customers in the prize-

sensitive market. It is times like sensitive market. It is times like

think wish I had a share in a

chocolate company but I would eat

all the profits. On average we all the profits. On average we

consume 1 kilogram of chocolate

over this long weekend for every

Australian. I think I take care of

two. You do not look like a 2-kilo

man but never mind! Brisbane cloudy

27. Sydney sunny 26. Canberra

possible shower 20. Melbourne late

shower 21. Hobart a possible shower.

Adelaide a late shower 20. Perth

mostly sunny 29 and Darwin mostly

sunny with a top of 32. With Easter

running into Anzac Day there is a

lot of pressure on the weather

forecasters. Josh, looks like a lot

of rain around? There is a lot of

pressure around the nation for the

parents. A lot of sugar will run

through the veins of many children.

Let's see if we can pick the

weather at your place. This high pressure

pressure will track east. It will

produce anti-clockwise wind onto

the east coast of Australia that

will produce a few showers for

Queensland and NSW. We may also see

a cold front hit the southwest of

WA on Sunday. Let's look at the

totals. We efbgs expect about 1 to

10 millimetres down the east coast.

Not huge falls but the showers will

persist over the weekend and we

expect the same in the southwest of

WA thanks to the front. The four-

day forecast - for Friday and

Saturday. Adelaide and Melbourne

look dry. Hobart should join them

from Saturday onwards. As we cruise

through to the back half of the

weekend for Sunday and Monday we

can see showers for Brisbane and

Sydney. So it looks wet. Maybe move

that egg hunt inside on Sunday. Then

Then on Tuesday a heads-up for the

viewers across the nation, it looks

like the showers will increase down

the east coast on Tuesday and our

major highways could be wet so the

advice is go slow, take your time

especially if you head home on

Tuesday afternoon. Josh thank you.

We hope the Easter bunny is very

generous to everybody at the

weather channel. They are certainly

in the mood of things down there.

That is it. No early news tomorrow

because of the Easter longer break.

Our next news is at 9am. Enjoy the

eggs and have a safe and happy

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