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World Cup fever grips Australia.

Thousands get behind the Socceroos

Germany. currently being slaughtered by

These are live pictures from

Darling Harbour in Sydney packed to

capacity with 20,000 fans.

This is Ten News. Good morning and

I'm Ron Wilson. I'm Kath Robinson.

Welcome to the program for this Holiday Monday.

Also making news today - a dozen

teenagers are hurt as a balcony

collapses plunging party goers to

the ground. But luckily, most

escape serious injury.

Famous faces among more than 600

Australians recognised for their

outstanding achievements in the

Queen's birthday honours list.

Revealing the secrets of space - a

probe carrying part of an asteroid

overnight. lands in the Australian outback

Then in finance - a lack of

interest. Why Aussie savers could

be missing out on nearly $5 billion. be missing out on nearly $5 billion. interest. Why Aussie savers could And today's weather headlines: Raise

Raise raise Four goals down and Raise raise Four goals down and

Australia's best player sent off.

The Socceroos are battling against

Germany in the first World Cup

match in South Africa. We're joined

by our reporter who is at the live

FIFA fan site in Sydney. A chilly

morning, pre-dawn, Socceroos down

4-0. It ain't looking good for the

Socceroos. It's definitely not

looking good here at Darling

Harbour at the moment. 20,000

people have come down here this

morning and packed precinct. They

were hoping for a great match and

are in high spirits supporting

Australia, but unfortunately,

they're 4-0 down. There are pockets

of Germans here and they're quite

happy this morning. This is what

some of them had to say this

morning. What's the weather

forecast for today? Cold, very cold.

I came to see the rest of the group,

so I've been here since 12:00. Come

on Aussie come on. Come on. Aussie,

Aussie, Aussie, oi, oi, oi.

And at this stage, it is proving

very cold. 4-0 down and people are

starting to leave. They've had

enough and they're heading home.

Unfortunately, Cahill has just had

a red card and that will affect the a red card and that will affect the

next match against Ghana. There's

always more games to come.

As fans here brave the chilly early

morning to get behind the Socceroos,

our reporter is in warmer climates

with supporters at the Moses

Mabhida stadium in South Africa. He

spoke to fans just before kick-off.

So, the game nearly over inside

Moses Mabhida stadium. We'll catch

up with the supporters from both

teams as they head out of the venue.

On the way into the venue, it was

unbelievable. Talk about a

celebration. So much noils. So much

colour and excitement and we're not colour and excitement and we're not

just talking about supporters from

Australia and also Germany, but

people from South Africa. They were

so excited that this game was

getting skwundway. Where are you

from, mate? South Africa, mate. OK,

cool. Now, you're a South African

but you're supporting Germany? Yes,

of course, I'm from Germany myself.

My family is from Germany. So got

to stick to the Germans. We

Australians, we don't give up?

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, nein, nein.

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, nein, nein.

It doesn't matter where you're

from? It doesn't matter where

you're from and it makes your heart

just beat. It's just amazing. And

the South Africans have really

embraced the Aussies too? Into

they're beautiful people, really

beautiful people. The Germans are

pretty confident? I think we've got

them numbered. See this mob coming

of them! down here now there, must be 1,000

# Come on Aussie, come on

# Come on Aussie come on, come on

# Come on Aussie, come on, come on

hend hen It's certainly been a

memorable night here at Moses

Mabhida Stadium. We'll have all of

the highlights from Durban in the

national bulletin at 9am.

A match report coming up soon in

the sports bulletin, of course. But

first, today's other news.

And 12 people have been injured in

a balcony collapse on Sydney's

lower north shore. The teenagers

were at a farewell party last night

when the structure gave way.

Revellers fell around two and a

half metres. A convoy of ambulances

was called in to treat the injured,

but the most severe was a broken

leg. Investigations are under way

into what caused the collapse.

Private funerals will be held this

week for the two Australian

soldiers killed by a roadside bomb

in Afghanistan. An RAAF jet brought

back the 21-year-old Jacob Moerland

and 25-year-old Darren Smith to

Queensland yesterday. The

repatriation ceremony brought the

airbase to a standstill. We remember the pride and honour

Darren and Jacob shared in being

able to serve their country.

Another memorial is planned at the

pair's army barracks in Brisbane

funerals. before their private family

Labor front benchers are hosing

down speculation that they're

planning to dump Kevin Rudd as

leader following bad opinion polls. leader following bad opinion polls.

Anthony Albanese told Channel Ten's

Meet the Press that Kevin Rudd will

lead the party to the next election.

Given how badly the polls are going

for the Government at the moment?

Look, we think we've got the

fundamentals right. The most recent

polling indicates that Labor would

lose if an election were held now.

More than 660 Australians have been

recognised in this year's Queen's

birthday honours list. They include

sports stars, entertainers and even

a Republican politician.

Sports critics have been on the

airwaves for decades but have been

recognised for supporting charities

like the United Nations Children's

Fund. You assume that these people

are given to people in worthy work.

And coming to the end of worthy

work. And as a farewell before they

cash in the super, they're given a

gong or a gold watch. Former Australian cricket vice-captain

Adam Gilchrist is being rewarded.

While former Brisbane Lord Mayor

Jim Sorley improved his city. He

says he grappled over accepting the

honour. I talked to the kids.

They're going to be around a lot

longer than they and me said to

take it. Former Victorian Premier

Steve Bracks is one of only five

people to be named a Companion of people to be named a Companion of

the Order of Australi. I love

Victoria and loved the job I had as

Premier. And Aussie Tommy Emanuel

may be making a name for himself in

America, but still calls Australia

home and supports a range of

charities. Being a person who

carries the Australian flag around

the world and who has tried to

carry the spirit of Australia

wherever I go. More than 660 people

made this year's honours list.

Stkpwhrb I'm afraid the news is

disappointing this morning. Germany

is in total control against

Durban. Earlier, Australia in the World Cup in

Durban. Earlier, Ghana beat Serbia. Australia in the World Cup in

A short time ago, Germany led the

Socceroos 4-0 as Germany made an

impressive start, carving through

Australia's defence to score in the Australia's defence to score in the

8th minute. COMMENTATOR: Germany

lead. The three times champions

have done the business. Germany

doubled the lead midway through the

first half when Kloser heed past

goalkeeper Mark first half when Kloser heed past goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer.

Stephen Milne has celebrated his

200th game in style with an 18-

point win over Fremantle. 200th game in style with an 18- point win over Fremantle. In

yesterday's other games:

He's St Kilda's forward and in game

2300, Stephen Milne was set for a

special day. A hip and shoulder and

a bit of niggle and a magical kick a bit of niggle and a magical kick start for the Saints.

In a bat of the small forwards,

Fremantle's Ballentine had two.

Milne with four. St Kilda broke the Milne with four. St Kilda broke the

game apart in the third term to

extend the lead to 37. COMMENTATOR:

Three in a row for the Saints. The

Saints holding on despite a late

charge. An extraordinary

performance from Jack Riewoldt led

Richmond to the second win. West

Coast were powerless as he finished

with a career best. Comment comment

for Number 10. The new hero! He's

double figures. The 21-year-old is

now the league's leading goal now the league's leading goal

kicker, although he's closely

followed by Barry Hall. The western

Bulldogs steam rolling the Lions,

although Brendan Fevola still

managed to get himself on the highlight reel. managed to get himself on the highlight reel.

A huge boost for Lleyton Hewitt

ahead of his crack at a second

Wimbledon title beating Roger

Federer in the final of the Gerry

Weber Open in Germany. The eighth

seed Australian beat the Swiss

bringing to an end a 15-match

losing streak against Federer

stretching back to 2003. Hewitt

sealing the match point with a

little slice of luck. COMMENTATOR:

What a way to have won the title.

Few would be grudge him.

And Sam Querrey won the Queen's

tournament in London defeating

Mardy Fish.

Finance news and with it being a

public holiday around the country,

Kath has had her feet on the desk

for most of the morning, but there

is some news which means that

stuffing your cash in the mattress

may not be a bad option.

Australians are set to lose out on

nearly $5 billion of interest this

year because of poorly paying

savings accounts. The survey was

carried out on behalf of Rabo

Direct and released today. It says

many customers think they're

putting their cash into high

interest bank accounts but the

return is whacked with high fees

and access charges. Rabo Direct say

that is Australians are losing

faith. But it is keenly fought and

Rabo Direct is itself a key player

in the deposit war.

To the markets now and aupsy stocks

will be closed for the Queen's

birthday today but are expected to

open higher tomorrow as the market

focuses on the RBA minutes and a

strong lead-in from Wall Street

where the Dow Jones closed up 34

points buoyed by a strong tech sector.

Briefly now in other business news:

Here is a look at your public holiday weather:

We're into the closing moments of

Australia's first World Cup clash

against Germany. We are. And these

pictures are live from Melbourne as

fans count down to the final

whistle. Join us again after the

break for the very latest. it would tell you with the caps that have

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The top story this morning -

Australia and Germany are playing

out the dying minutes of the first

World Cup game and it's not good

news. For more, we're joined by our

reporter who is with the football

supporters in Melbourne. They're a

lot quieter now than an hour ago?

That's right. I think now we're

praying for some kind of

respectable end to this game.

Although, I have to say that

despite the rather dire situation,

most of the fans are still here.

Organisers are saying that up to

13,000 have braved very cold

conditions this morning to come and

support the Socceroos, and you'd

have to say that when they arrived,

there was a real fire in their

bellies. The national anthem was

stirring this morning and many

really thought that we could take

it to the German team. One of the

power houses of world soccer. The

first goal obviously put a dent in

that confidence, but they were

still riding on every moment. Of

course, then came the second German

goal, but you'd have to say that

the die hards in the crowd still

believed that the Aussies could

bring it back. This is what they

had to say at half time.

Disappointed to be 2-0 down, but

we're still in it, man. Yeah, it's

good fun. Losing, but it's alright.

Pretty good. We squandered some

chances but Australia, well, second

half, let's hope and see. Do we

have any hope in the second half?

Oh, there's always hope. There's

always hope. We're all standing in

the cold, so hopefully.

I think the young bloke had it

right. We're losing but that's OK.

That seems to be the mood? Yeah, I

think so. I think there's a sense

of disappointment at the result but

also probably at the size of the

loss. Although some of the fans

have told us that certainly it's a

reality check for the Socceroos and

for fans after our dream run last

time, and Germany really are a very

good team. Although others said to

me that one game doesn't make a

World Cup, and they believe that

the Socceroos can pick themselves

up and dust themselves off for the

remaining pool game. While you'd

have to say that the result is

disappointing, the show of support

from fans here in Melbourne has been great.

Yeah, it's been great the show of

support. No question of that. That's fantastic.

Let's go on, earlier, Australia's

father of football was given a rock

star welcome to Australia's Durban

base camp. Fans heaped praise on

Frank Lowy for his efforts to bring

the World Cup to Australia in 2022.

A bit of shopping eased the pre-

match nerves for the Socceroos and

their coach with a whole day to put

in before one of the biggest

matches of their lives. Frank Lowy

headed to the fanatics and love was

in the air. Lowy, lowy. Lowy. Lowy.

The godfather of Australian

football pass on his last message

to the team. Ail see them before we

go out. We'll have a little chat.

Bring them a hello from Sydney

Australia and tell them how much

we're counting on them. Steve Waugh

couldn't believe the transformation from international cricket venue to

tent city. It is a different

perspective on the ground. I've

played some games here. Again, it

is the Australian pirt. No other

country like us. And on South

African soil, he whipped the crowd

into a frenzy. I recall the World

Cup in 1999 where Herschelle Gibbs

might have got the catch!

Everyone is getting on the Aussie

band wagon. Even the local warriors.

Hair Australia fair hend

On to other news now and a space

probe carrying dust samples from an

asteroid has landed in the SA

outback overnight. Excited

scientists say it will yield

unprecedented information about how

the Solar System was formed. Our

early news reporter has been

following those events.

The four billion kilometre journey

of the Japanese spacecraft has

finally come to an end and it's

really a victory of persistence for

after a series of malfunctions

throughout its seven year mission,

for once, everything went according

to plan. The main vehicle broke

apart and burnt up as it entered

the atmosphere 200 kilometres above

the Australian outback. But the

tiny basketball sized capsule had

succeedfully separated and

parachuted safely into the Woomera

protected area in SA. It is the

important point that the capsule

landsed and we've already

identified the location. That is

very nice. Mission Control tracked

its progress, and within an hour,

had identified the touchdown site.

It's seven years since it was sent

on a mission to collect dust

particles from an asteroid. Fuel

leaks and communication failures

delayed its return by three years.

I think we can honestly say that

the spacecraft is the little

spacecraft that could. It will be

months before scientists know

whether it has actually brought

back particles from the oser oid.

But even microscopic particles will

enable scientists to get a unique

look at the very building blocks of

our Solar System.

We've just heard the whistle. We've

got the final score for you in

Australia's first World Cup match

and it ended 4-0. A match report on

the way in just a moment.

At least 12 people have been killed

and 25 injured in a series of bomb

blasts in Baghdad. Officials say

the coordinated explosions appeared

to target Iraq's Central Bank with

cash-strapped militants trying to

rob it. Violent robberies have been

on the rise in the country. Police

say at least some of these are the

work of terrorists trying to raise

money for their operations.

Thousands of people are fleeing

Kyrgystan today after some of the

worst ethnic violence seen in the

country for 20 years. Fighting

between Uzbeks and Kyrgz in Orb and Jalalabad intensified with armed

gangs stepping up the attacks for a

third day of fighting. 97 people

have been killed so far and the

country's ousted President has

warned Kyrgystan is on the verge of collapse.

Well, as I just mentioned, the

whistle has blown. Germany has

thrashed Australia on a night Tim

Cahill was sent off in their Group

D World Cup clash in Durban. Cahill was sent off in their Group D World Cup clash in Durban. Earl D World Cup clash in Durban. Earl

in the the World Cup clashes:

The overwhelming favourite, Germany,

made an impressive start, carving

through Australia's defence to

score in the eighth minute.

COMMENTATOR: Germany lead. The

three times champions have done the

business. Germany doubled the lead

midway through the first half when

Kloser headed past goalkeeper Mark

Schwarzer.

Kloser headed past goalkeeper Mark

Schwarzer. NSW rugby league boss

Geoff Carr says he's not sure

whether Andrew Johns will ever

return to the Blues camp after the

racist comments about Greg Inglis

that prompted Timana Tahu to walk

out of the camp.

A hat-trick Ben Te'o to helped the

Broncos crush South Sydney.

Telephone the icing on the cake to

an emphatic victory to Suncorp Stadium.

You know, the side we picked, we're

confident in and we got to work all

week together. And the Origin boys

being away wasn't an issue for us

and it's not going to be an issue

for us. Running out to a 28-10 half

time lead, the Broncos showed

plenty of attacking flair. Ben Te'o

scoring a hat-trick as Brisbane ran

in nine tries to four against the Rabbitohs.

While in Newcastle, the Warriors

and Knights traded tries before an

error from the home side sealed an

upset victory for the visitors.

You know, the sail old, same old

for us. Close enough, but not quite

there. Warriors five eighth James

Maloney finished with 16 of the Warriors 32 points.

Australia's Mark Webber has slipped

to third in the Formula 1 standings

after a disappointing seventh place

finish in the Canadian Grand Prix.

Former champion Lewis Hamilton led

home a McLaren 1/2. While fellow

brut on Jenson Button came home in

second. Lewis Hamilton wins again

in Canada. Jenson Button makes it a

1/2 for McLaren. Well, that may be

the case unless you're Mark Webber

who started from seventh after

being pennalised five places for a gearbox change.

More on finance now and those

Monday morning looks. What happened

with the real estate market over the weekend?

A dramatic slide in real estate

clearance rates. They plummeted to

a 52-week low for Melbourne and

Brisbane over the weekend. Rising

interest rates and the long weekend

are being blamed. Elsewhere, a

modest drop for Sydney year-on-year

and Adelaide is down as well.

Agents say that the market has

slowed considerably over the past

six weeks with an influx of new

properties adding to the problem.

Briefly in other business news now:

Well, I'm afraid no amount of

sunshine is going to everycome the

early morning Socceroos glum:

A nation came together this morning

to get behind the Socceroos first

World Cup match. In a moment, we're

live in Sydney again where 20,000

fans are down, but not out after

the final whistle and a 4-0 defeat.

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Headlines every 15 minute here on

tuetz. Foil Australia down four

goals to nil in the first World Cup

game against Germany today. Plus a

top player given a red card.

A dozen teenagers are hurt as a

balcony collapses plunging party

goers to the ground. But luckily,

most escape serious injury.

Famous faces among more than 600

faces recognised for their

outstanding achievements in the

Queen's birthday honours list.

Then in finance - a lack of

interest. Why Aussie savers could interest. Why Aussie savers could

be missing out on nearly $5 billion.

Well, it's all over red rover. The

Socceroos suffered a dreadful

defeat to Germany in the first

World Cup match. Our reporter has

been following all of the action at

the FIFA fan site in Sydney's

Darling Harbour. It is a sea of

green and gold, but all green and

gold rubbish left on the ground as

the fans escaped early. At 4-0,

they were leaving. At 3-0 they were they were leaving. At 3-0 they were

starting to leave and at 4-0 they

escaped quickly. It wasn't the

result they were hoping for. 20,000

people showed up here at Darling

Harbour to watch it. One of only

six official sites across the world.

They stayed out all night. Many

came straight from the pubs being a

public holiday. Look, it's not a

disaster for Australia. Hopefully

we can do better against Ghana in

six days. Thank you. More reaction

to come, but of course, meantime,

the rest of the morning's news

stories, 12 people have been

injured in a balcony collapse on

Sydney's lower north shore. The

teenagers were at a well party when

the structure gave way. The balcony

tearing away from a Lane Cove house

just after 8:30 last night. It

collapsed on us. People were

underneath. Just all of the screams.

We've got a helicopter and

ambulance. 100 eem were at the home

for a farewell bash. 20 of those

were on the balcony when it gave

way. A convoy of ambulances,

triageed patients aged between 16

and 18 on the street. 12 party

goers sustained injuries in the two

and a half metre fall. The worst -

a broken leg. But emergency

services know it had the potential

to be a lot worse. Investigations

into the cause of the collapse are

under way.

Private funerals will be held this Private funerals will be held this week for the two Australian

soldiers killed by a roadside bomb

in Afghanistan. An RAAF jet brought

back the bodys 21-year-old Jacob

Moerland and 25-year-old Darren

Smith to Queensland yesterday.

The repatriation ceremony brought The repatriation ceremony brought

the Amerly airbase to a standstill.

We remember the pride and honour

Darren and Jacob shared in being

able to serve their country.

Another memorial is planned at

their army barracks in Brisbane

before their private family

funerals.

Labor frontbenchers are hosing down

speculation they're planning to

dump Kevin Rudd as leader following

a frenzy of bad opinion polls.

Anthony Albanese told Meet the

Press that Kevin Rudd will lead the

party into the next election. There

would have to be nervous people in

the Caucus given how badly the

polls are going for the Government

at the moment. Look, we think we've

got the fundamentals right. The

most recent polling indicates that

Labor would lose if an election was held now.

More than 6 of 60 Australians have

been ek recognised in this year's

Queen's birthday. They include

sports stars, entertainers and

unsung hero and a Republican politician.

Sports critics Roy and Nelson have

been on the airwaves for decades

but have been recognised for

supporting charities like the

United Nations Children's Fund. You

assume that these things are given

to people in worthy work. Yes. And

coming to the end of it and as a

farewell before cashing in the

superannuation, they're given a

gong or a gold catch. Adam

Gilchrist is being rewarded for his

charity work. While former Brisbane

Lord Mayor Jim Sorley improved his

city. He says he grappled over

accepting the honour. I talked to

the kids. They're going to be

around a lot longer than me. Former

Victorian Premier Steve Bracks is

one of only five people to be named

a Companion of the Order of

Australi. I love Australia. I love

the job I had as Premier. And this

is really capping off a great

period. And Tommy Emanuel may be

making a name for himself in

Nashville, America, but still

supporting a range of charities.

Being a person who carried the

Australian flag around the world

and who has tried to carry the

spirit of Australia wherever I go.

More than 660 people made this year's honours list.

Well, Germany has thrashed

Australia on a night that Tim

Cahill was sent off in the Group D

World Cup clash. Earl in the games:

Germany made an impressive start

carving through Australia's defence

to score in the eighth minute.

Germany doubled the lead midway

through the first half when they

heed up past there.

St Kilda forward Stephen Milne has

celebrated his 200th game in style

with an 18-point win over Fremantle.

celebrated his 200th game in style with an 18-point win over Fremantle. In yesterday's other games:

He's St Kilda's fiery forward, and

Stephen Milne was set for a special

day in the 200th game. A hip and

shoulder and a bit of niggle and a

magical moment to kick start the Saints.

In ale of the small forwards,

Fremantle's Ballentine had two.

Stephen Milne with four. St Kilda

broke the game apart in the third

term to extend their lead to 37. term to extend their lead to 37.

The Saints holding on despite the

late charge from Freo. An late charge from Freo. An extraordinary performance from Jack

Riewoldt led Richmond to the second

win of the season. West Coast were win of the season. West Coast were

powerless as the Tigers forward powerless as the Tigers forward

finished with a career best haul.

Comment comment the new hero has Comment comment the new hero has

double figures. The 21-year-old is

now the league's leading goal now the league's leading goal

kicker, although he's closely kicker, although he's closely

followed by Barry Hall who booted

six against Brisbane. The western

Bulldogs steam rolling the Lions,

although Brendan Fevola still

managed to get himself on the managed to get himself on the highlight reel. managed to get himself on the highlight reel.

A huge boost for Lleyton Hewitt

ahead of his crack at a second

Wimbledon title, beating Roger

Federer in the final of the Gerry

Weber Open in Germany. The eighth

seed Australian beat the Swiss

bringing to an end a 15-match

losing streak against Federer

stretching back to 2003. He sealed

the win with a little slice of luck.

COMMENTATOR: What a way to have won the title.

Also overnight, American Sam

Querrey won the Queen's tournament

in London defeating countryman

Mardy Fish in straight sets.

More now on finance, and we're

losing interest, not in the World

Cup, despite the loss, but from the bank accounts.

We are. Jokes aside, new figures

show Australians are set to locals

out nearly $5 billion of interest

because of poor paying savings

accounts. It was released to

Fairfax media today. It says many

customers believe they're putting

their cash into high interest bank

accounts but the return is whacked

by high fees and access charges.

Rabo Direct says that Australian

customers are losing faegt, but it

is a keenly fought market and Rabo

Direct is itself a keen player in

the market war.

Markets will be closed for the

Queen's birthday today but are

expected to open higher tomorrow:

Briefly in other business news now:

For most of the major centres today:

Let's see what's making headlines

in the newspapers this morning The

'Australian' says up to 12 asylum

seekers are feared drowned in a

failed attempt to reach our shores.

Melbourne's herald sun says a

coalition Victorian Government

would fine parents for keeping

children out of school without a

good excuse.

Brisbane's 'Courier-Mail' reports

Queensland drivers have forked out

nearly $27 million in late fees for

failing to pay their annual vehicle

registration business on time.

And the Advertiser says an alleged

street railser charged with kill

ago an innocent teenage driver over

the weekend is free on bail.

Plenty still to come and it is not

just all football. No, one of

Hollywood's biggest names walks the

red carpet in Sydney. Find out who

after the break.

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Disappointed Socceroos fans have fled Melbourne's live broadcast

site. For more, we're joined by our

reporter who is at the site. I

don't think how much icing we put

on the cake, it's not going to look

any better? No, I think that's very

true. It's a very disappointing

result, and you'd have to say that

there were some very disappointed

fans here. I think it was the sielz

of the loss that really shocked

many, and perhaps it has shattered

some of the high hopes that people

had for the Socceroos at the World

Cup. I think the scene behind me

says it all. There were 13,000

people in here packed in to watch

the game. That ended 20 minutes ago

and the place is all but empty. As

soon as the final whistle went,

they were all but gone. There were

a couple of calls of auzy, auzy

before we went, but they're keen to

put the result behind them and

hoping that the Socceroos give them

something more to cheer about in

the coming pool games. It was good

to see all of the support for them

there. Earlier, Australia's father

of football was given a rock star

welcome at Australia's Durban base

camp. Fans heaped praise on Frank

Lowy for his efforts to bring the

World Cup to Australia in 2022.

A bit of shop eased the pre-match

nerves for the Socceroos and their

coach with a whole day to put in

before one of the biggest matches

of their lives.

Frank Lowy headed to the fanatics

and love was in the air. The

godfather of Australian football

passing on his last message to the

team. I'll see them before we go

out. We'll have a little chat.

Bring them a hello from Sydney,

Australia. And tell them how much

we're counting on them. Steve Waugh

couldn't believe the transformation

from international cricket venue to

tent city. Certainly a different

perspective on the ground. I played

a few games here. It is the

Australian spirit. There's no other

country like us and we do things

differently and we're unique. On

South Africa soil, he whipped the

crowd into a frenzy. If I can

recall the World Cup in 1999 where

Herschelle Gibbs got a couple of

catches. Everyone is getting on the

Aussie band wagon. Even the lom Warriors.

A space probe carrying dust samples

from an asteroid has landed in the

SA outback overnight. Excited

scientists say it will yield

unprecedented information about how

our Solar System was formed. Our

reporter has been following those events.

The four billion kilometre journey

of the Japanese spacecraft has

finally come to an end and it is

really a victory of persistence for

after a series of malfunctions

throughout the seven-year mission.

For once, everything went according

to plan. The main vehicle broke

apart and burn up as it entered the

atmosphere 200km above the

Australian outback. But the tiny

basketball sized capsule had

successfully separated and

parachuted safely into the Woomera

protected area in SA. The capsule

softly landed and we have already

identified the location. That is

very nice. Mission Control tracked

its progress, and within an hour,

had identified the touchdown site.

It's seven years since it was sent

on a mission to collect dust

particles from an asteroid. Fuel

leaks and communication failures

delayed its return by three years.

I think we can honestly say that

the spacecraft is the little

spacecraft that could. It will be

months before scientists know

whether it has actually brought

back particles from the asteroid.

But even microscopic particles will

enable scientists to get a unique

look at the very building blocks of our Solar System.

The Prime Minister is fighting to

keep his head off the chopping

block this morning, but senior

Labor politicians are rallying

behind Kevin Rudd, despite

suggestions he should be sacked

despite one of the toughest weeks

in office.

Kevin Rudd dodged the media over

the weekend leaving his senior

colleagues to look at the unrelenting speculation. Including

claims that Julia Gillard has the

numbers to take the top job. Kevin

Rudd will lead the Government to

the election. I believe the

Government will win the election.

There would have to be some nervous

people in the Caucus, given how

badly the polls are going for the

Government at the moment? Look, we

think we've got the fund amals

right. And former Libl ral leader

Malcolm Turnbull has set a cat

amongst the pigeons with a speech

targeting Kevin Rudd as gutless.

But there's little doubt that the

more publicity Mr Turnbull receives,

the more nervous Tony Abbott

becomes. Our efforts to deal with

climate change have been betrayed

by a lack of leadership, a

political coward is. We did

everything possible to get a CPRS

introduced into this country.

An Australian motor racing legend

is calling for an increase in the

speed limit on some roads to help

cut the road toll. V8 supercar

champion Mark Skaife says there are some highways in Australia that

could easily deal with a speed

element of 140km/h. He's recently

returned from a driver safety study

in Germany where he was impressed

by etiquette on the Auto Bahn. You

can't have one without the other.

You know, you've got to have the

driver training. You've got to

encourage newer cars and have good

roads. It comes as police across

Australia carry out a road safety

blitz for the Queen's birthday long weekend.

One of Hollywood's biggest names

has walked the red carpet at the

Sydney Film Festival. Ewen McGregor

attended the new film 'The

Ghostwriter' some lucky fans

managed to get a star. The film is

brilliant. In the new film, he

plays a writer who was hired to pen

the memoirs of an ex-British prime

minister. It opens nationally on August 12. minister. It opens nationally on August 12.

Bad news this morning. Germany has

thrashed Australia on a night that

Tim Cahill was sent off in the

World Cup clash in Durban. Earlier the scores were:

Germany turned on the style to beat

the Socceroos 4-0.

Australia arrived full of hope for

cause ago boilover against Germany. cause ago boilover against Germany.

In this David and Goliath battle,

they cast the first stones in a

double chance for the Socceroos.

The three-time champion spopblded

with brute force, slicing through

to score in the eighth minute.

The thunder bolt strike signalling

the reality of Australia's

challenge. Podolski went close to a

second as Germany continued to

explore opportunities on the

Socceroos left side. Midway through

the half, a deadly cross.

Australia's problems multiplied

when Tim Cahill was sent off in the when Tim Cahill was sent off in the

56th minute. From there, Germany 56th minute. From there, Germany

bamboozled the Socceroos. Three

minutes later, pt clinical

finishing Germany has been renowned

for wrapped up Australia's disaster in Durban.

NSW rugby league boss Geoff Carr

admits he's not sure whether Andrew

Johns will ever return to the Blues

Origin set-up after the racist

comments about Greg Inglis that

prompted Timana Tahu to walk out on the camp.

It was the icing on the wake to an

emphatic victory at Suncorp Stadium.

You know, the side we picked, we

were really confident in and we got

to work all week together, and you

know, the Origin boys being away know, the Origin boys being away

wasn't an issue for us and it's not

going to be an issue for us.

Running out to a 28-10 half time Running out to a 28-10 half time

lead, the Broncos showed plenty of

attacking flair. Ben Te'o scoring a

hat-trick as Brisbane ran in nine

tries to four against the Rabbitohs.

While in Newcastle, the Warriors

and Knights traded tries before an

error from the home side seal an

upset victory for the visitors.

You know, the same old, same old

for us. Close enough, but not quite

there. Warriors five eighth James

Maloney finished with 16 of the Warriors' 32 points. Maloney finished with 16 of the Warriors' 32 points.

Australia's Mark Webber has slipped

to third in the Formula 1 standings

after a disappointing seventh place

finish. Former champion Lewis

Hamilton led home a McLaren 1/2.

While fellow Briton Jenson Button

came home in second. Formula 1 is

back in North America and Lewis

Hamilton wins again in Canada.

Jenson Button makes it a 1/2 for

McLaren. Mark Webber started from

seventh after being pennalised five

places for a gearbox change.

More finance now with Kath, and

given that it is a public holiday

weekend, how is the housing market?

Not great, but it was pretty much

exexpected. The dramatic slide

plummeting to a 52-week low for

Melbourne and Brisbane over the weekend. Rising interest rates and

the downturn for the long weekend

are being blamed. Elsewhere, a

models drop for Sydney year-on-year,

and Adelaide is down as well.

Agents say that the market has

slowed considerably over the past

six weeks with an influx of new

properties adding to the problem.

Briefly in other business news:

And that's it from me. A quiet And that's it from me. A quiet

start to the week but I'll have a

lot more to say tomorrow when the market re-opens. lot more to say tomorrow when the market re-opens.

A check of the weather before we go:

Raise raise raise raise

Recapping the top stories. The

Socceroos lose to Germany, and Tim

Cahill sent off with a red card.

A dozen teenagers are hurt as

balcony collapses plunging party

goers to the ground. But luckily,

most escaped serious injury.

A few famous faces among more than

600 people recognised in the

Queen's birthday honours list. Queen's birthday honours list.

And that's it for the news. The

first 15 minutes of the bulletin

are up on the tuetz website. Enjoy

your holiday Monday. See you tomorrow.

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