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The Prime Minister faces an uphill

battle as she continues her tour to

sell the carbon tax today. The

latest newspoll shows the coalition

has an election-winning lead. It is

6am on Tuesday, 12 July. Good

morning, everyone. I am Ron Wilson.

to And I am Kathryn Robinson. Welcome

to Ten's Early News. Also this

morning, the 'News of the World'

hacking scandal deepens with the

Queen and the former British Prime Minister

Minister revealed as victims. In sport,

sport, Cory Patterson seals victory

against his old NRL club, as North

Queensland upset Newcastle without

the help of captain Johnathan

Thurston. Then in business news,

Qantas pilots vote in favour of

taking strike action for the first

time in 45 years amid fears their

jobs will be sent offshore. A brief

check of today as weather:

The latest newspoll published this

morning shows the Prime Minister's

stocks are falling even further

with support for Labor at record

lows. The figures, taken the lead-

up to the Julia Gillard

announcement on the carbon tax on

Sunday, show the Coalition well

Sunday, show the Coalition well

ahead of Labor on a two-party preferred basis. The Coalition's

strong support is the second

highest result in newspoll history

at 58%. Tony Abbott, also has a

clear 5-point lead over Julia

Gillard, as preferred Prime

Minister for the first time. Labor

MPs in coal and steel electorates

have re-buffed Tony Abbott's plea

to ditch support for the tax or

risk losing their seats at the next

election. Both the Prime Minister

and the Opposition Leader have

embarked on unofficial election

campaigns around the country - each

side trying to win the carbon tax

debate. I can guarantee that the

mining sector is going to continue

to grow in the number of people who

are employed in it. Tony Abbott is

focusing on potential job losses in

Labor-held coal-mining seats. The phone-hacking scandal engulfing

Rupert Murdoch's British press

empire has widened to include the

Sunday-time 'The Sun' - all of them

a part of News International. They

are accused of illegally obtaining

information about the family of

former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, including very

sensitive details about the health

of one of his sons. They were contacted

who told contacted by Jurgen van den Broeck

who told them that they had

information that - Jurgen van den

Broeck who told them they had

information about their son who has

cystic fibrosis. 'News of the

World' were sold royal family's

phone numbers as well as details

about their movements. The inquiry

into the boat crisis has heard that

quick-thinking locals saved many

people. Kiara Zaffino is on the

island and filed this report.

Yesterday, we heard from residents

who were on the shore at the time

of the disaster and the skrops and

bought yells for help are the reason that

bought them out to see what they

could do. We heard from one

resident who said that he saw

passengers waving for help and

screaming out "Australia, help,

help!" Repeatedly. He said that he

didn't hear the engine, as he

watched the boat come in to

Christmas Island. As the boat

approached rocks and smashed into

them, locals threw life jackets

into the water. We heard that the

asylum seekers said that their

actions were courageous and they

had nothing but gratitude for them.

Now the Coroner has toured the

island and visited cell sites,

including the crash site. He also

went on board the naval vessel

involved in the rescue. We expect

to hear more from residents that

morning and also we will hear from

local police and the Australian

federal police. Kiara Zaffino on Christmas Island. The Foreign

Minister has hit back at Chinese

criticism that Australia's laws on

foreign investment are too harsh.

At a Chinese business forum in

remind Perth, Kevin Rudd was quick to

remind his audience their country

has some of the world's heaviest

restrictions on where foreigners

can invest. Mr Rudd says by comparison Australia has won international

international praise for its

ongoing commitment to freeing up

investment markets. The that

followed tension in NSW after a

Chinese mining company snapped up

43 farms. A fallen Aussie digger

has been honoured by the US command in Afghanistan. Seargeant Todd Langley has received the US Langley

Meritorious Service Medal for

heroism. The award comes after his

death in a Taliban fight with

insurgents in southern Afghanistan

a week ago. The commando arrived

home at a Sydney Air Force base

late yesterday where his colleagues

and friends paid their respects at

a ramp ceremony. A date is still to

be set for the soldier's funeral.

Bio-Security Queensland is urging

horse owners in Hendra Virus -

affected areas to be careful. They

are warning horse owners that the

virus is often difficult to find in

animals. It can be seen in a horse

rejecting food or colic. There have

been two outbreaks in NSW and three

in Queensland. Seven horses now

have died or been put down. Russian

rescue divers say there is no sign

of life from a boat that sunk in

the Volga River with more than 200

people onboard. 41 are confirmed

dead in the accident and another 80

still listed as missing. Distraught

relatives are demanding more

information from authorities after

the overloaded boat reportedly

tipped to its side and sank within

of minutes in stormy conditions. Many

of them missing are believed to be

children.

NRL and North Queensland has scored

an upset win over Newcastle without

captain Johnathan Thurston. Missing

their superstar halfback, the

Cowboys broke a 4-year drought in the

the steel city to beat the Knights.

It was supposed to be a thumping

game Knights' victory but the kicking

game made up for the loss of

Johnathan Thurston early on. He set

up the first try before reaching deep

conversion. deep into his trick back for the COMMENTATOR:

COMMENTATOR: He hit flag that

bounced him. Who needs the is

circus when you can come to the

NRL? They couldn't stop this try.

When the Knights' skipper was

forced from the field with a

hamstring concern, the visitors

added to the host's woes. The

Cowboys are in. Former Knight Cory

Patterson in his first game back

after being shunned by Newcastle

crashed over to seal it for the

Cowboys. Patterson - great for

Newcastle. You better believe it.

And didn't he love it. The Cowboys

are back in the top four and

proving they are not a one-man team.

It is proof that our squad, with

have depth there and the guys

coming up are doing the job for us.

AFL and Carlton forward Jarrad

Waite will see a surgeon today

after scans revealed carttilage

Waite damage to his hit. The club expects

Waite to miss up to a month of

football. It is a mayor setback for

the Blues as they prepare to take

on bitter rivals Collingwood on

Saturday. With we will see the

specialist and we will see if it is

a rehab program or he actually has

to get a op. The news is better for

skipper Gary Ablett who has been cleared

cleared of damage to his know. It

is time for this morning's finance

news with Kathryn Robinson. Qantas

facing more strike action from its

staff. They are, indeed. Qantas'

long-haul pilots will take strike

action for the first time in over

four decades over fears their jobs

will be sent overseas. The

Australian and International Pilots

Association says the exact nature

of the action will be decided over

the weekend. It is seeking

guarantee that pilots wilfully long

haul Qantas flights. We don't want

to do this. We haven't wanted to do

this for 45 years so it is an

unusual situation for us. Qantas

rejected the claims of outsourcing

and is disappointed by the unions unreasonable demands. Despite the

outcry in the mining sector over

the Prime Minister's carbon tax,

the world's biggest coal miner has

signalled it still has confidence

in the future of the industry.

Peabody Energy has joined forces

with ArcelorMittal to launch a $4.7

billion takover bid for Macartthur

Coal. It is the biggest offer ever

made for the takover of an Aussie

coal miner. Meantime, Qantas says

it will be hard hit by the tax with

an extra cost of up to $115 million

in the first year. Not surprisingly,

it says that cost will be passed on

in full to consumers with an

expected increase of $3.50 per

flight on domestic routes. To the

markets now: Global Italy is now

the latest company caught up in a Eurozone debt crisis.

Here is a look at the national weather:

Still ahead cigarette-style health wantings to

wantings to appear on alcoholic

drinks from today. Finally, some

positive signs from our housing

market. All of the details when Ten's

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Welcome back. You are with Ten's

Early News. Britain's phone-hacking

scandal appears to be widening with

allegations the 'News of the World',

the Sunday tipbls and 'The Sun', all

all of them international

publications, were involved in publications, were involved in

illegal activity. Joining me live

from London is our European

correspondent Brett Mason. Bretts

there have been some pretty damning

allegations coming to lit. Who are

the latest targets to be revealed the latest targets to be revealed

by the allegations? Well, Ron, we

were stunned when we found out that

up to 4,000 mobile phones were

being hacked right across London.

Today we found out that those

mobile phones belonged to some of

the most powerful people in the

country with revelations that

members of staff had - staff of

'News of the World' had paid off

people and managed to get contact

numbers and itineraries for the

Queen herself and 10 other members

of the royal family. We understand

that Charles and Camilla were told

by police that their voicemails may

well have been intercepted. Also, a

second bombshell in the last few

hours with revelations that former

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown

was also the target of phone

hacking, but not by the 'News of

the World'. Instead, he claimed that

that his phone was targeted by the

paper's sister publications, the

Sunday-times and the very popular

Sun. He also alleges aside from

voicemail the papers managed to

steel very personal banking and

medical records, including those

belongs to his son who was belongs to his son who was

diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. One

of the greats of media, the giants

of the media landscape here in

London, says don't be surprised if

more revelations come out in the

next few days. Let's take a listen.

Many of the folks from 'News of the Many of the folks from 'News of the

World', everybody knows they were

not the only newspaper groups to be

involved in dubious and indeed

illegal activities pursuit of the

stories they were going for. I the

I it is absolutely without any

doubt other newspaper group also be

involved and those newspaper groups

should be called to account for

some of the frock tiss they have

been involved many. This is a very

distressing development for Rupert

Murdoch. He is of course bidding to

get a controlling stake in BSkyB.

That is a huge deal. Essentially,

he shopped out 'News of the World'

to go ahead with that deal. These

revelations have forced the hand in the

the House of Commons, members have

voted to refer that takever bid for

the commission here for the commission here for

investigation. That could take

several months, that process, but

the Prime Minister and Opposition

Leader here have said that there

should be no takeover until the police investigation into that

alleged hacking fakes place, which

could be several years, Ron. So a

big setback to Rupert Murdoch here

in London this evening. Alright.

Brett Mason reporting for us live

from London. The latest newspoll has

has revealed Julia Gillard has her

work cut out, selling the carbon

tax to the people of Australia. The

figures taken the lead-up to the

PM's announcement on the carbon tax

show the Coalition well ahead of o

Labor on a two-party preferred

basis. Tony Abbott also has a clear

5-point lead over Julia Gillard as 5-point lead over Julia Gillard as

preferred Prime Minister. It comes

as both Tony Abbott and Julia

Gillard continue their tour around

Australia, trying to win the carbon

tax debate. Nowhere is safe from

the spruiking politicians. We have

a lot of explaining to do and I am going

going tow cope explaining. This is

a toxic tax. You can't fix it. You

just have got the fit it. Liberals

are campaigning in Labor

electorates, hoping to convince

Labor MPs that to vote with the Labor MPs that to vote with the Government's tax would see them

lose their seat. I am disappointed

that more Labor members haven't

spoken up. You are going to take

their jobs away from them and don't

say you are not. I don't apologise

for you either, Bob. I am confident

there are strong futures for those

in those industries The Prime

Minister trying to sell her

environmentally friendly tax cuts.

160 million tonnes of carbon

pollution whilst our economy still

grows, while jobs still grows and

national income still grows. Why

wouldn't you cut the carbon

pollution. They are trying to split

that party line. That is why right

now we are seeing an election

campaign and the poll that was

taken over the past anything is

anything to go by the Coalition

would win in a schland slid. Tony

Abbott has still a few more to win

over. (LAUGHTER)

Next time you buy an alcoholic Next time you buy an alcoholic

drink, you may notice a health

warning on a bottlele similar to

those found on cigarette pacts.

From today, beer, wine and spirit

bottles will come with messages

aimed at young people, problem

drinkers and pregnant women. The

move was initiated by the liquor

industry by DrinkWise. The idea was

recommended by an independent

report, but the Government hasn't

yet decided whether the wantings

should be a legal requirement. NSW

industrial reforms could bring

reforms across the State to a halt

today. The Nurses Association voted to

to top work in protest of the

O'Farrell Government's wages laws. They

They will protest at a rally in

went Sydney later today. The NSW

Nurses Association says capping

wage growth at 2.5% is unfair. An

inrip into Victoria's flood crisis

has found Emergency Services were

overwhelmed by the scale of the

disaster. The report says the SES,

police and fire authorities failed

their first major test since Black

Saturday. Under prepared

overwhelmed and lacking direction,

a blunt assessment of the response

to a flood crisis that soaked a

third of Victoria. We need to fix it

it and we will. The key findings,

the State was not prepared for the

scale of the disaster. The SES was

unable to cope with the size of the

floods and the Government should

consider central coordination of

Emergency Services. That the

volunteers, magnificent though they

are, should be able to deliver

their wonderful services in a way,

which is better guided. The SES has defended

defended itself. We had over 140

townships affected and we had over

7, 500 people who were affected by the floods. the floods.

Former chief Neil Conroy led the

review speaking to hundreds of review speaking to hundreds of

people affected by the flood. They

told stories of wide-spread

confusion. Some people received

late emergency alert warnings and

others none at all. Some suffered

shortages of sandbags and many felt

that local knowledge was ignored.

It is imperative that the

Government respond with action and

not words. The Government has vowed

to review Victoria's Emergency

Management act to deal with the

flaws in the system. NASA is

keeping an eye on a piece of space

junk that may jeopardise the last

space walk of the 'Atlantis' crew.

Meanwhile, one of the astronauts on

board the 'Atlantis' will enter the

record books as the first pen to

drink recycled urine in space. A

membrane is meant to filter out all

of the bad stuff and sugar is added

likeing it like a sports drink.

NASA says the innovation will be

important in sending astronauts

deeper into space. The crew will also

also deliver a bus-size load of

equipment and groceries to the

International Space Station, which

includes a specially browed space beer.

Sport and the Tour de France has dealt with the first drugs

controversy of this year's race

kicking out Russian Alexander

Kolobnev after an A sample from the

Katusha was positive for a babed

substance. Cadel Evans who is

placed third overall, has refused

to write-off defending champion

Albert Contador. The Spaniard

injured his know, crashing on the

ninth stage and now faces a tough

battle going into the mountain

stages. Rugby League and despite

missing superstar halfback Johnathan

Johnathan Thurston, North

Queensland has upset Newcastle 22- 12.

12. The vis tors took advantage of

the Knights' huge error count and

in the dying stages former Knight

Cory Patterson sealed the win for the Cowboys.

COMMENTATOR: Patterson! What a

response to Newcastle. You better

believe it! And in further bad news

for Newcastle, captain Kurt Gidley

was forced from the field with a hamstring injury.

Eurozone finance ministers began

critical talk oons new rescue package for Greece overnight, but

the pleating was overshadowed by

the mounting debt crises now

overtaking Italy. Here with all of

the details is James Rosenberg from

Macquarie Pivate Wealth. Good

morning, James. Just how bad is the

Italian situation? Oh, Kath, in a

word - awful. It is basically not

just limited to the Italians. This

is an issue that has been swirling

around Europe for over a year now.

The first it ration of it, over 12

months ago saw markets plunge

around the world and we have seen

it start in Greece a few weeks ago.

It now has moved to Italy and no

doubt it will move further and

Europe. That issue of course is

debt. Some of the European finance

minutes are actually bickering now

about how to best confront it. It

is not all bad news for the

Europeans. Some of them are actually on fire their ecomonies

are really firing because of the

low euro. Germany in particular. In the meantime, the affect on

financial markets is a bit soggy, I

am afraid. US market didn't like it.

The Dow up 15 1 points overnight.

Alcoa has just handed down its

earnings, kicking off reporting

seasons there. Any good news for

investors? They look like they have

beaten market expectations and expectations

expectations were pretty strong

anyway. The one really big hope is

that the US reporting season will be

be good. A lot of their companies

have been very positively affected

by I the low US dollar and there is

a real hope that it might be a by of

of a tail wagging the dog and that

American corporates will actually

lift the economy, rather than the

other way around. Back home now,

James. Our market closed sharply

yesterday thanks to the carbon tax

announcement. Is it leekly to get

any bet performer today? It is not

looking that way with big falls in

Europe and also in the US seeing

our futures down in excess of 50

points. The only thing we have got

out is the National Bank Business

Survey and it is difficult to

imagine too much will come out of

that that will perk our markets up.

It is beginning the look like vast

week's rally was the cheese in the

mousetrap for investors. Thank you. James Rosenberg from Macquarie Pivate

Pivate Wealth. Speak to you later.

Figures show the Aussie housing market

market might be on the record to

recovery. The bureau of stats says

that loan approvals rose in May and

it follows a 4.8% increase in April,

which proceeded three months of

declining, following the Queensland

floods. Many borrowers have been

refinancing their mortgages, thanks

to more examination among the big

four banks. -- examination among

the big four banks. Now the monthly

business survey for June is set to

be releaseded to, as James

mentioned. The building industry

has warned there could be further

pressure due to the building material costs.

BMW will take over. Lexus. Here is the national weather:

The latest woman to accuse former

IMF boss traus Strauss-Khan of

attempted race has been questioned

by French police. With we will have

that next. And Qantas pilots to

take their first industrial action in

in more than 10 decades. All of the

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You are watching Ten's Early News. These

These are our main stories this

morning - the Prime Minister faces

an uphill battle, as she continues

her tour to sell the carbon tax

today. The latest newspoll shows

the Coalition has an election- winning

winning lead. The 'News of the

World' hacking scandal deepens with

the Queen and the former British Prime

Prime Minister revealed as victims.

In sport, Cory Patterson seals

victory against his old NRL club,

as North Queensland's upset

Newcastle without the help of their

captain, Johnathan Thurston. And in

business news, Qantas pilots vote

in favour of taking strike action

for the first time in 45 years,

amid fears their jobs will be sent

offshore. The hard sell of the

offshore. The hard sell of the Prime Minister's carbon tax plan

has all of the hallmarks of an has all of the hallmarks of an

election campaign, but the latest

newspoll is certain to rain on

Julia Gillard's parade. Leah Craven

is at Parliament House in Canberra

and joins us now live. Leah, the

newspoll out this morning shows

record lows for Labor. That's right.

The newspoll was taken before the

detail of the xax was announced

over the weekend, so it is not a

verdict of the weekend's

announcement, but given how much

detail was leaked before the

announcement was made, it is

indicative of the public mood. What

the two-party preferred result

shows is that the Coalition would

win tomorrow in a landslide in an

election were held. It has recorded election were held. It has recorded

its highest two-party preferred

vote and that is 58%. It is the

second biggest lead in newspoll

history, while the ALP has hit 42%.

Tony Abbott is again polling with a

clear lead as preferred Prime

Minister. He's up three points to

43%, while Julia Gillard has

dropped 1 point to 38%. Now, she's

warned her MPs not to expect any

short-term poll bounce. She

conceded it will take months to

sell this carbon tax. Leah, the

campaign beg waged by both leaders

very like an election.Campaign. How

are they being received as they

cross the country? Well, Day 2 of cross the country? Well, Day 2 of

this quasi election campaign has

started in Melbourne for both

leaders this morning and if yesterday's result for Julia

Gillard is anything to go by, she

will be approached by a lot of

confused voters wondering how much

this carbon tax is going to cost

then. For her, she's got to get

across this message of compensation.

Tony Abbott is not making it easy

for her. He has been visiting

workers who are concerned about

losing their jobs. Let's have a

listen to the message that both of

them have been spruiking. This is a toxic

toxic tax. You can't fix it. You

just have got to fit it. With we have

have got a lot of explaining to do and

and I am going to cope explaining.

And Tony Abbott's been upping the

anti-by even urging Labor MPs, who

live in industrial and mining

electorates, to cross the floor and

vote with the Coalition against the

carbon tax. Leah Craven reporting

for us live from Canberra. The

inquest into the Christmas Island

boat tragedy has heard quick-

boat tragedy has heard quick- thinking locals saved many refugees after

after their boat smashed against

rocks. Channel Ten's Kiara Zaffino

is on the island and filed this

report. Well, yesterday we heard

from residents who were on the

shore at the time of the disaster

and the screams and yells for help

are if reason that brought them out

to see what they could do. We heard

from one resident who said he saw

passengers waving for help and

screaming out, "Australia, help,

help", repeatedly. He also said he

didn't hear the engine as he washed

the bet come into Christmas Island.

As the boat approached rocks and As the boat approached rocks and

smashed into them, locals threw

life jackets into the water and we

did hear that the asylum seekers

said their actions were courageous

and that they had nothing but

gratitude for them. Now the Coroner

has had a tour of the island and he

visited several sites, including

the crash site. He also went on

board the naval vessel involved in

the rescue. We expect to hear more

from residents this morning and we

also will hear from local police also will hear from local police

and the Australian federal police. Kiara

Kiara Zaffino on Christmas Island. Police are investigating the shooting

shooting death of a man in the Gold

Coast hinterland overnight.

Officers were called to the Gilston

address just before 2 this morning

after reports of a person being

shot. The area was cordoned off as

ambulance officers tried to revive the

the man, but he died at the scene.

Another man is assisting police

with their inquiries. A fallen

Aussie digger has been honoured by the

the US command in Afghanistan.

Seargeant Todd Langley has ised the

US Meritorious Service Medal for heroism.

heroism. The award comes after his

death in a fire fight with Taliban insurgents in southern Afghanistan

a week ago. The commando arrived

home at a Sydney Air Force base

late yesterday where his colleagues

and friends paid their respect in a

ramp ceremony. A date is still to be

be set for the soldier's funeral.

The Victorian Government has vowed

to review the State's central to review the State's central

security system after a scathing

report into how the flood crisis

was dealt with earlier this year.

The inquiry has found the State was

not tpraoep prepared for the scale

of the disaster and the SES was

unable to cope with the magnitude

of the floods. They ruled out

amalgating any of the agencies but

it says that central coordination

may be needed. The legislation at

the moment puts the police at the

top of of the tree and I must say

from my point of view I think that

is a sensible thing to Doughty.

The floods, which soaks a third of

the State, affected many thousands

of Victorians. Alternative

arrangements are in place for passengers travelling on Queenslander's Sunlander Service.

The train collided with a truck at

a level crossing north of

Townsville. Two people were

airlifted to hospital suffering

serious injuries. Late yesterday,

the tilt train was put back on the rails, while safety investigators

are currently examining the level

crossing, which is on private

property. The phone-hacking scandal

engulfing Rupert Murdoch's British

press empire has widened to include

the 'The Sunday Times's and 'The

of Sun'. All of them are part of 'News

of the World'. They are accused of obtaining -- News International.

They are accused of obtaining

Brown private information about Gordon

Brown including the health of one

of his sons. They were contacted by

Rebekah Brooks who told them they

had information that Fraser had

cystic fibrosis, which is a matter that

that they, the family, were getting

their heads around at the time and trying

trying to deal W There have been

allegations that royal protection

officers sold 'News of the World'

royal family phone numbers, as well

as details about their movements. Police

Police have officially started new

sexual claims against the former

head of the - Dominique Strauss-

He Kahn allegedly tried to rape her.

He will be filing a counter-claim

for defamation. This follows the

banker's arrest in Manhattan six

weeks ago following allegations he

tried to sexually assault a hotel

maid. The Defence Minister of

Cyprus has stepped down after a

naval arms dump exploded killing at

lest 1 people. It is reported at

least two sailors and five

firefighters are among the dead.

Early reports indicate that

ammunitions exploded after a nearby

scrub fire spread to the base.

to Containers of begun powder are said

to have been ignited that have been

confiscated by a ship passing

through Cypriot waters. AFL news

and Carlton forward Jarrad Waite and Carlton forward Jarrad Waite

will see a surgeon today after

scans revealed carttilage damage to

his hip. The club expects Waite to

miss up to a month of football. It is

is a major setback for the Blues as

they prepare to take on bitter

rivals Kolobnev on Saturday. We will

will see the specialist and see

whether it is just a rehab program

or he actually has to get an or he actually has to get an operation.

The news is much better for Sun

skipper Gary Ablett who has been

cleared of serious damage to his

knee. Blues' coach Ricky Stuart

says he is not bothered by the

scathing attack by Mal Meninga.

They labelled the success as a

victory against the very rats and

filth that tried to poison a

monumental team withlys, personal

attacks, arrogance and disrespect."

It doesn't bother me. I don't care

in regards to what has been said.

It actually doesn't sound like Mal

to me, if he said it and put his

hand up to he has to live with it.

There is no train from my end. I

can't comment for Mal. He was

critical of treatment of Johnathan Thurston

Thurston and Dave Taylor and could

face the law vut. Qantas are facing

more strike action now, Kath. They

are, indeed. Long-haul pilots in

Australia will take strick action

the first time in over four decades

over fears their Joshs will be sent

oversaws. The Australian and International Pilots Association

says the exact nature of the action

will be decided over the weekend.

They are seek ago guarantee that

pillth os will fly long haul Qantas flights. pillth os will fly long haul Qantas flights. We haven't wanted to do

this. We haven't done it in 45

years so it is an unicial situation for

for us. Qantas says it is

demands. disappointed by the unreasonable

demands. Despite the outcry from

the mining sector over the Prime

Minister's carbon tax, the world's

biggest coal miner has signalled it

still has confidence in the future

of the industry. Peabody Energy has

joined forces with ArcelorMittal

for launch a $.7 billion takover

bid -- $4.7 billion takeover bid

for Macarthur Coal. Meantime

Qantass it will be hit hard by the

tax with an extra cost of up to

$115my yn in the first year and not

surprisingly it says that cost will

be passed on in full to customers

with an expected increase f $3.50

per flight. Let's take a look at the per flight. Let's take a look at

the market nous: -- at the markets now:

Italy is now the latest country

caught up in the euro debt crisis.

Here is how the weather is looking in

in your part of the country today:

Looking at news websites around the

world this morning. USA Today says

a fuddy has found the elderly are

the fastest growing group of

subscribers to online dating sites.

The Scottman says an owl left his

home in a flap after smashing into

a bedroom window and leaving an

imprint complete with eyes, bok and

feathers. And the London's

'Telegraph' says police forced a

holiday-maker to hand over a Borat-

style mankini as part of a drive to

prevent loutish and lewd behaviour

in a popular seaside town. Oh, those Poms. with your local news GOOD MORNING, Amy La Porte update.... day for the p-m and It's set to be another busy begin their carbon tax opposition leader as they fight. tax is expected to hit the Announced on Sunday, the harder than anywhere else majority of Canberrans in the country. earned in the ACT, many Due to the high wages the cut-off of a generous Canberra families are above compensation package set to ease pressure on low income familues. Investigators say an unattended stove is the cause of a fire which ripped through a Lyons unit on the weekend. Firecrews were called to the Endeavour Gardens complex, in Deloraine Street, in the early hours of Saturday to find it well alight. A man found himself stranded on a first floor balcony.... But was safely rescued by fire fighters extinguished.. and the blaze was quickly

dangers of driving while Police are stressing the long haul to the snowfields tired, especially on the Bredbo on the weekend. after the death of a man in the cause of last Friday's It's believed fatigue was which a 20-year old man on fatal crash in Bredbo. In his P-plates was killed... oncoming path of a truck... His car veered into the for several hours. Blocking the Monaro highway Canberrans are the most And a new survery has found country. selfish people in the conducted the national The life insurance industry survery... Looking into the attitudes of those in different age groups. Both ACT Gen Y-ers and Gen X-ers were found to be the most selfish Australia wide... But some good news... We're also pegged as the happiest... To sports news, And Queanbeyan's Mark Webber has ignored orders from his Red Bull team...during the British Grand Prix overnight to snatch a Sebastian Vettel. second placing from times during the closing He was radioed a number of

"maintain the gap" behind laps of the race... Told to but Webber surged forward championship leader Vettel, take the placing.. in the dying minutes to and skies are mostly clear Checking the satellite now, coast, thanks to westerly along the New South Wales ranges. winds drying out over the

sunny skies are forecast To the capitals now, and partly cloudy or a top of for Sydney... For Canberra, 12 .. To our regional centres now... Increasing sunshine for Dubbo... Fine and 10 for Wagga. On the coast... Sunny and 17 the top for Wollongong. Mostly sunny for Bathurst.. On the snowies and possible showers for Perisher. Frost clearing to a sunny day in Cooma.. 14 for Mudgee. Now turning to the forecast over the next few days for MAN: When you're the World Crunch champion, there's always someone younger and faster ready to take you on. I need to be light on my feet So to stay at the top of my game, and crisp in my movements. That's how I train. is I & J Light & Crispy. And the thing that drives me

You are with Ten's Early News. The allegations engulfing Rupert

World' phone-hacking scandalle have Murdoch over the 'News of the

escalated with a host of new claims

of illegal activity involving some

of the other British newspapers.

The Sun and the 'The Sunday Times'

have now been implicated with the

Queen and former prime minister

reportedly having their phones

hacked. Rebekah Brooks had said

there was worst to come. It seems

it has in the shape of Gordon Brown

and his family. New allegations

that he was targeted. The world

that the medical records of his son,

Fraser, revealing he had cystic

fibrosis were obtained by the sun.

We didn't know how Rebecca came

across this information. Now what

has come to light is it was

obtained by what appeared to be

illegal matter. As the stagen

spread across 'News of the World'

Milly Dueler came to meet the Prime

Minister to tell of her anguish

that messages were tkhreed from her

daughter's phone giving them false

hope she was still alive. It

prompted Nick colleague to try to

kill off Mur-de-Bretagne's takeover

of BSkyB. Do the don't and sensible

thing and reconsider. When you have

got the Prime Minister telling your

company to concentrate on clearing

up the mess, rather than the next

corporate mood, perhaps it is time

to listen, as it is not getting any better for the Mur-de-Bretagnes

with more of their newspapers

accused of some pretty desperate

behaviour. The latest newspoll

published this morning shows the

Prime Minister's stocks falling

further with support for Labor at

record lows. The figures taken in

the lead-up to Julia Gillard'

announcement on the carbon tax on

Sunday show the Coalition well

ahead of Labor on a two party

preferred basis. The coalition's

strong support is the second highest

highest result in newspoll history

at 58%. Tony Abbott also has a

clear 5-point lead over Julia

Gillard, as preferred Prime Minister

Minister for the first time. Next

time you but an colic drink, you

may notice a health warning on a

bottle, similar to those found on

cigarette packs. From today, beer,

wine and spirit battles will come

with messages aimed at young people,

problem drinkers and pregnant women.

The move was initiated by the

liquor industry with wantings

developed by educational

institution DrinkWise. It was

recommended by an independent

report, but the Government has not

decided yet whether the warning

should be made a legal requirement.

An inquiry into Victoria's flood

crisis has found that Emergency

Services were overwhelmed by the

scale of the disaster. The report

says that the SES, police and fire

authorities failed they first major

test since Black Saturday.

Under prepared overwhelmed and

lacking direction - a blunt

assessment of the response to a

flood crisis that soaked a third of

Victoria. We need to fix it and we

will. The co findings - the State was independent prepared for the

scale of the disaster. The SES was

unable to cope with the size of the

floods and the Government should

consider central coordination of

Emergency Services. That the volunteers, magnificent, though,

they are, should be able to deliver

their wonderful services in a way

which is better guided. The SES has

defended itself. We had over 140

townships affected and we had over

7, 500 people who were aircrafted

by the floods. Former police chief

Neil Comrie led the review speaking

to hundreds of people affected by the

the floods. They told stories of

wide spread confusion. Some

residents received late emergency

alert wantings, others none at all.

Cell areas suffered shortages of

sandbags and many felt that local

knowledge was ignored. It is

imperative what the Government

respond with action and not words.

The Government has vowed to review

Victoria's Emergency Management act

to deal with the flus in the system.

The woman who was stabbed to death

after chasing a gang of teenagers,

who had egged her family home in

Melbourne, has been emotionally

farewelled. A gathering of around

150 mourners farewelled Rosa

Mercuri. Friends described the 41-

year-old's death as "impossible to

understand". Rosa's life was full

of loving deeds, very thoughtful of

others, putting her own needs aside.

You left us so suddenly. We know it

is unfair and impossible to

understand. Rosa Mercuri died in

front of her husband, Patrick, and

11-year-old daughter, Chloe. A 14-

year-old boy has been charged with

manslaughter and released on bail.

Teachers in England have been given

the OK to use reasonable force to

control unruly students. New guide

Lions state it isn't always Lions state it isn't always

possible to avoid injuring students

in extreme situations. Some

examples include removing disrupttive

disrupttive children from

classrooms and breaking up fits. classrooms and breaking up fits.

The new guide lines make it clear

that teachers should no longer be automatically automatically suspended for using

excessive force. Lady Gaga fans

were sent into overdrive early this

morning when the pop star decided

to hit the town in Sydney. Oxford

Street was littered with colourful

fans waiting anxiously for a

glimpse of the singer after hints

on Twitter that she might be

appearing at a nightclub. Ga-ga has appearing at a nightclub. Ga-ga has

been a powerful force tor the gay

and lesbian community and urged

Aussies to speck up. I would encourage

encourage all of you to mobilise

your voices so that the Prime

Minister of o Australia can hear

you scream and speak and say "we

want to be fully equal". Lady Gaga

is scheduled for a one offconcert

in Sydney tomorrow night. David

Beckham has revealed the name of

his new baby daughter and, as

expected, it is rather unusual.

Becks and his wipe, Victoria, named their

their daughter Harper Seven Beckham.

The No. 7 is possibly a reference

to his playing number for England

and Manchester United. He the media

is eagerly anticipated the first

photo of the bub who looks

reportedly just like her mother did reportedly just like her mother did

when she was a baby. Interesting

facts from Kath. The Tour de France

has dealt with its first drug

controversy in this year's race kicking

kicking out Russian Alexander

Kolobnev after an A sample from the

Katusha tested positive for a

banned substance. As the Tour takes

its rest day Australian Cadel Evans

who is placed third overall, has

refused to write-off champion

Albert Contador. The Spaniard

injured his knee, crashing on the ninth

ninth stage, stage, and now faces a

tough battle going into the

mountain stages. The Blues will be

without Jarrad Waite for up to four

weeks after scans on his injured weeks after scans on his injured

hip. It is a massive blow for

Carlton's top four ambitions.

Forward Jarrad Waite will see a

surgeon today after scans revealed surgeon today after scans revealed

carttilage damage to his hip. We

will see the specialist and we have

got to see fit is just a rehab

program or he actually has to get

an operation. We haven't got a lot

at the moment. Some of our young

kids we would like to develop,

Mitchell had a shoulder reco and

Hamilton won't play this week. We

will have to come up with something. The

The news is better for Suns's

skipper Gary Ablett. He is expected

to play this weekend. Eva Ottosson's good record lass saved

him from a long spell on the

sideline. Ottons was given three

weeks for his off-the-ball elbow

and will miss just the one match

with an early plea. West Coast is

also breathing a sigh of relief

with Nick Natanui able to accept a

reprimand for this hit. Plenty of

blood rushed to the head and plenty

of players Delled into their

wallets. All up, the 0 players from

two games were fined more than

$40,000. A Rugby League now and

despite missing superstar halfback

Johnathan Thurston North Queensland

has upset Newcastle 22-12. The visitors

visitors took advantage of the visitors took advantage of the

Knights' huge error count and in

the dying stages former Knight Cory

Patterson sealed a win for the Cowboys.

COMMENTATOR: Patterson! What a response for Newcastle! response for Newcastle!

You better believe it. Great news for

for Newcastle. - not great news for

Newcastle as captain Kurt Gidley

was forced from the field with a was forced from the field with a

knee injury. Debt constagen fears

have emerged overnight with Italy

now the latest country caught up in now the latest country caught up in the sovereign debt debacle. Here

with all of the details James

Rosenberg from Macquarie Pivate

Wealth. In your own words, the

Italian situation is just "awful".

It is not just an Italian situation,

but a European situation, Kath. As

you mentioned, it is spreading you mentioned, it is spreading

around the region. It emerged over

a year ago these sort of concerns

and they are only getting bigger

and bigger. We have Greece that may

or may not be solved. The Europeans

are bickering over the best way to are bickering over the best way to

do that. Italy is in the cross

hairs now and I am pretty sure ta

likes of Portugal, Spain, aisle and

potentially other also follow. What

we don't want to see is the same

sort of concerns cross the Atlantic

because then we are in real strife.

The Dow Jones was savaged overnight

anyway. News after the sell from

Alcoa could give investors

something to cheer about there. How

are our local stocks likely to

react? Alcoa beat the market

expectations and will is hope that

US corporate earnings will be quit

strong, largely built on the Loweer

currency. I don't think it is

enough to save our overall market.

It might perk alumina up a little

bit, but the rest of it looks like

we are in for a pretty soggy sort

of day, given the leads from offshore

offshore and I am afraid to say

that it looks like the rally we had

last week could have been the

cheese in the mousetrap. Thanks very

very much, James. James Rosenberg

from Macquarie Pivate Wealth.

Before I go, there is some bad news

for motorist was the price of

petrol set to rise again after a

brief Pell of cheaper fuel. Global

oil prices have recorded sharp gain

was the Singapore unlaeed price up

over $14 in the past fortnight.

That means we can expect to pay

about 5-7 cents more at the pump

over the next two weeks. Ron, thank

goodness I filled up yesterday. goodness I filled up yesterday.

Well, you are just full of good

news this morning, aren't you?

Aren't I just. (Laughs). Thanks,

Kath. A check of the weather before we go.

Recapping our top stories here on

Ten's Early News - the Prime

Minister and Opposition Leader will Minister and Opposition Leader will

continue the national tours today,

spruiking their positions on the

carbon tax. Meanwhile, a coalition

is well ahead of Labor in the is well ahead of Labor in the

latest newspoll. News International

shareholders are suing their own

company over the spoken hacking

scandal as new claims arise that

private information was illegally private information was illegally

gathered on the Queen and a former

UK Prime Minister. And the crew of

the space shuttle 'Atlantis' are

set to drink recycled urine for the

first time, but don'ten worry if it

goes badly, they brought some

special space beer to make it all

better. That is it for Ten's Early better. That is it for Ten's Early

News. I am Ron Wilson. I will see

you again for our next news at 9am.

I alKathryn Robinson. Thanks for

joining us today. Have a good morning. Good bye.

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