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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. Explosive IR allegations - the new laws will cost lives. unions claiming And can they do it? the Socceroos' chances Soccer legends rate qualifier. of winning tonight's World Cup Good morning.

with the unions claiming Fiery scenes in Canberra industrial relations changes the Government's will lead to deaths in the workplace. The ACTU accusing John Howard in the worst possible way. of playing politics guaranteed fireworks The ACTU's Senate inquiry submission delivered. and president Sharan Burrow

to push it under the carpet, If that offends you because you want not mine. well, that's your problem, the new laws will cost lives The union boss claims for employees to determine because they make it harder whether their job sites are safe. by a Melbourne widow It's a sentiment backed in a workplace accident. who lost her husband and never have them come home again. We don't want to kiss them goodbye, the inquiry's Liberal chair. That infuriated The ACTU as a campaign tactic workplace deaths intends to exploit tragic on the Government. to try and pin them all you like You can try and blow this up to account, they are bad laws but we will hold the Government and they are unfair laws you should be feeling responsible and when they put lives at risk to make sure you do. we certainly will do our bit through by Christmas The Government wants the bill

but it may not be that easy - the union's signalled the State's High Court challenge a series of challenges because, may not be the only one foreshadowing of aspects that are unconstitutional. it claims, there are a number As for yesterday's mass rallies - have dismissed them as a failure. the Government and business groups

according to the Opposition. Wishful thinking, about these proposals We heard nothing in the run-up to the last election in the run-up to the next. but we'll hear plenty about them Danielle Isdale, Ten News. one last time to save the life The Prime Minister says he will try drug trafficker Van Nguyen. of condemned Melbourne in South Korea today, Mr Howard leaves for the APEC summit which is off to a violent start. to talk trade on the streets, As APEC leaders prepare they're trading blows. their frustration Local farmers vented

to lower tariffs on rice, over South Korea's decision the country with Chinese imports. a move growers say will flood to be cut off from his colleagues A policeman unfortunate enough bore the brunt of the crowd's fury. retaliating in kind. His fellow officers

eventually calmed the mob Tear gas and water cannon

more rallies are planned. but farmers say APEC compound, Inside the heavily guarded several days of talks. foreign ministers were winding up used the preliminary summit Australia's Alexander Downer bird flu crisis to discuss the looming in North Korea. and the continuing famine of Melbourne man Van Nguyen But the fate behind the scenes. continues to dominate talks PM John Howard is all too aware has become. of how delicate the situation as I expect it will, If the opportunity presents itself,

I will raise the matter again, but whatever faint hope there may be by megaphone diplomacy. is not advanced

has again warned Nguyen's family But the Prime Minister

not to hold out false hope. that the Singaporean Government There are no signs is likely to change its mind.

Fenn Kemp, Ten News. over the series of threatening calls A 47-year-old man has been charged transport system twice on Monday. which shut down Brisbane's public placed on buses and trains A caller claimed bombs had been around the city. Ten's Jesse Grayson has more. Brisbane Magistrates Court shortly Rodney James Watson is due to appear Brisbane transport system on Monday. charged with shutting down the entire and charged overnight. Watson was arrested he made four different phone calls It's alleged from phone boxes around Brisbane eight bombs on buses and trains claiming to have placed throughout the city. and found no such bombs. Of course, police searched the areas fifth phone call to police yesterday Watson is alleged to have made a from where he lives in Munruben. from Park Ridge, not far It's claimed he told police at the height of the drama, that they had done quite well off the ball. but not to keep their eye is due to hear the case shortly. Magistrate Brian Hyne if Watson will be granted bail. It's not clear is under way A major police investigation man in Sydney's south early today. into the bludgeoning death of an old was battered They say 72-year-old Lindsay Martin before it was set on fire. and left to die in his apartment Ten's Harry Potter is there.

Another brutal bashing, this time

in southern Sydney. The victim, a

73-year-old man who was widely

known around the southerner land 73-year-old man who was widely

shire for his work with drug known around the southerner land

addicts and other teens. He was in

his home unit around 2:00 this addicts and other teens. He was in

morning when he was attacked and

hit repeatedly with something blunt.

Police have taken possession of a hit repeatedly with something blunt.

hammer found near him after the

attack. Paramedics rushed him to hammer found near him after the

hospital but he died a few hours attack. Paramedics rushed him to

later. After they gained entry to

the premises, they put the fire out

and found an elderly gentleman who

has been apparently seriously and found an elderly gentleman who

assaulted. It is sad because he's

one of nature's gentlemen. He's an assaulted. It is sad because he's

old man. Even though he was well

known, he still lived his own

quiet life. He used to help anyone. known, he still lived his own known, he still lived his own

He used to be a drug and alcohol quiet life. He used to help anyone.

counsellor. He would give you the He used to be a drug and alcohol

shirt off his back. Neighbours here

told me they had recently returned

from Melbourne after seeing his

daughter and her baby for the first

time. She say he cancer problems

and was trying to get on top of

them and get into hospital to have and was trying to get on top of

them fixed. So this is very

unfortunate that he should die this way. The Socceroos face their moment of truth tonight as they attempt to qualify for their first World Cup finals The historic clash has prompted a reunion of the first Australian squad to contest the soccer World Cup in 1965. Archie Blue was one of those players and he joins me now. Good Archie, this time 40 years ago

morning. Good morning. This

time 40 years ago, you were

time 40 years ago, you were preparing to take to the field.

preparing to take to the field. What is going through the minds of

What is going through the minds of

What is going through the minds of today's players right now? I would

like to think they're as confident

as we were when we took the field

as we were when we took the field as we were when we took the field and hopefully get a better result

than we got. Do you think they're

understandibly under a lot of

pressure. Realistically, what do

you think the Socceroo's chances

you think the Socceroo's chances

you think the Socceroo's chances are tonight? They're under a lot of

pressure because the hopes of a

pressure because the hopes of a nation are with this team at the

nation are with this team at the nation are with this team at the moment. A goal down against Uruguay

moment. A goal down against Uruguay and they only have to hold that

score, score another goal and get a

draw. It makes it difficult and

draw. It makes it difficult and there's a lot of pressure on the

there's a lot of pressure on the team to do well. Not only for

members of the football community,

like myself and the guys who have

maid in the past, but the hopes of

the nation are with us. And this is

the nation are with us. And this is the biggest sport in the world other

the biggest sport in the world other than the Olympic games. The hearts

are with them. I would like to

are with them. I would like to think it would be there because it

think it would be there because it would be a great boost for

Australian football if we can do

this. My heart is with them but my

mind is thinking, this is going to

be hard. If it is going to be hard,

do you think that the Socceroos can

win though? If certain players play

to the ability they can do. I think

they can. But it depends, football

they can. But it depends, football is a funny game. It's not a boxing is a funny game. It's not a boxing

is a funny game. It's not a boxing match, you can't win on teams. The

best teams end up 0-0. We have to

best teams end up 0-0. We have to score goals. We need the guys

concentrating and getting a couple

of goals. You mentioned before the

importance of the game about the

future of soccer in Australia. How

future of soccer in Australia. How important will it be for the

Socceroos for the popularity of

soccer in Australia? I believe if

the Socceroos win this game and go

to Germany, it will be a

hundred-fold experience for them

and for football. The boost it will

give football in this country will

be unbelievable. We've never

grasped with the fact that this is

grasped with the fact that this is a major international sport. Every

a major international sport. Every other country in the world does,

other country in the world does, even Trinidad and Tobago, places

that people have never heard of,

they thrive in this. And for some

they thrive in this. And for some reason or another, because we're

reason or another, because we're Rugby League orientated and

Rugby League orientated and because of cricket and we've been

so successful and the Socceroos

haven't, people think that it

haven't, people think that it doesn't work, but it does. And with

the advent of the new A-League and

with the foyer into Asia next year,

that's a great start for football.

that's a great start for football. But the main objective , get to the

But the main objective , get to the World Cup. Get to the finals in

Germany. We get there, you'll see,

I guarantee in four years from now,

everyone will be wanting to play

soccer, everyone will want to play

soccer. We vo leave it there. Good

luck to the Socceroos tonight. And we'll take a look at how the Socceroos are preparing for tonight's big match later in sport. Also ahead - the 37-year-old woman charged after marrying her 15-year-old lover. And the princess who gave up her title for love - the life lessons this royal had to take to become a commoner.

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and sponsoring a child is one gift we could all share. Lack of food causes her great pain (Speaks Kiswahili) You can help change the life of a child like Napendaeli by becoming a sponsor this Christmas. When you sponsor a child in need, with a picture of your sponsored child and a golden angel for your tree. It was a wonderful feeling knowing we could make such a difference to a child's life. Sponsoring a child is one of the best gifts you can give. or call World Vision on 13 32 40 now. A 37-year-old American woman

has been charged with the molestation of a 15-year-old boy whom she married last week. The affair has scandalised the boy's grandmother, who says she's pressing him to get a divorce.

And she's not mincing her words about the other woman. A piece of garbage, pure garbage. She is a paedophile, plain and simple. She says she complained to authorities after being told Lisa Lynnette Clark was pregnant. Local authorities are going ahead with the prosecution,

even though the law in Georgia exempts age restrictions if the woman is pregnant or has a child from the relationship. A spectacular bridge explosion in America - demolition crews have brought down one of South Carolina's oldest bridges. In a plume of dust and smoke, the historic steel span fell into the river more than 40 metres below. More explosions are planned to demolish the rest of the bridge. It was closed earlier this year after a new 8-lane bridge was opened.

Actor Russell Crowe has been credited with helping Paris police catch a thief. The Hollywood star reportedly got a good look at a bandit who robbed a couple near a restaurant. An Irish newspaper says it happened too fast for Crowe to react, but he comforted the victims until police came and later identified the thief in a line-up. Meanwhile, Crowe faces another hearing this week over his own brush with the law, accused of assaulting a New York hotel employee. The bank robber Americans dubbed the cell phone bandit has finally been caught. Images of the the one-woman crime spree were seen around the world because of her unusual method. MAN: Who were you talking with on the cellphone? 19-year-old Candice Martinez has traded in one cell for another. The woman dubbed the 'Cell Phone Bandit' was arrested Tuesday morning and is now behind bars. She's been questioned by both the FBI and our detectives. An FBI agent spotted a car linked to the bank robberies early Tuesday morning. He arrested Martinez at a home in Centreville, Virginia. She's accused of robbing four Wachovia banks in recent weeks while talking on a cell phone. She just looks like a normal person talking on the cellphone. And the bank teller isn't suspicious in any way, shape or form. There's no guns blazing, there's no hooded, scary people coming in. The cellphone bandit's picture has been seen all over the US and abroad, from Japan to Australia. Everyone was asking, who was she talking to on the phone? Was someone on the other end forcing her to do this? Or was this phone just a prop?

Police probably won't tell us any time soon. They play things pretty close to the vest when they actually start getting information. But authorities say, as with any person accused of a crime, Martinez did get the one customary phone call after her arrest, this one presumably on a landline. A reverse fairy tale in Japan - a princess giving up everything for love. The young royal foregoing her title and privileges to marry a commoner. It is perhaps a fairytale in reverse. Japan's Princess Sayako is marrying out of the imperial family to become a commoner. She is marrying Yoshiki Kuroda, an urban planner for Tokyo's Metropolitan Government. He is not royalty and imperial law is clear. Any woman who marries outside of royalty leaves the royal family. It's a low-key affair in a hotel ballroom stripped of the grandeur

that usually marks an imperial wedding. For the first time, Sayako will now have a surname. She will pay for her own purchases and she will have the right to vote. It is the complete opposite

of Japan's other famed royal, Princess Masako.

She married into the imperial family by wedding Crown Prince Naruhito, next in line for Japan's Chrysanthemum throne. By comparison, Masako's wedding was a grand display of imperial tradition. Her new role - to bear a male heir to the throne. That, however, has not happened. Since her wedding, Princess Masako has faded from public view, suffering from what doctors say is a failure to adjust to the demands of imperial life. The day in sport after the break, including the latest on the Socceroos. Stay with us. Frightening predictions Australia is facing an epidemic of a deadly lung disease. Researchers alarmed by new statistics on the nation's fourth biggest killer. It's taken Evonne Bedson nine years of rehabilitation just to enjoy a simple walk in the park. When she was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a trip to the letterbox had become a daily struggle. It just makes you very angry because you can't do what you used to.

Like three-quarters of Australians with the condition, she wasn't aware she had it, putting her discomfort down to the effects of ageing. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the most common forms of the disease, which has no cure. About 1,000 hospital beds a day are occupied by people in Australia with COPD. On World COPD Day, doctors are urging everyone aged over 45 to take a simple lung function test. While the disease is incurable, special exercises can maximise the capacity of damaged lungs. Women, particularly smokers, are at the greatest risk. Women have smaller airways

so for a single inhalation of smoke they may get higher levels of exposure. If you're short of breath going upstairs, if you've got a cough that won't go away, that's not natural. You need to see a GP. The Australian Lung Foundation has established local support groups to help those coping with the condition. Rakhal Ebeli, Ten News. To finance news -

and the Australian share market has rallied in early trade. Now to Juliana Roadley at Commonwealth Securities, and how are Telstra shares faring this morning?

They're up 5 cents at the moment,

They're up 5 cents at the moment, that's a really good rebound after

closing down 7% yesterday. And

closing down 7% yesterday. And closing down 7% yesterday. And that wiped $1.8 billion off the

stock market yesterday. Investors

and analysts were unsurprised by

yesterday's remarks. There's no

true ideas, no new help to win back

Telstra's shares. As we speak at

Telstra's shares. As we speak at the moment, Telstra is holding

the moment, Telstra is holding their technological briefing so

hopefully we'll get a greater

insight into the changes after this.

insight into the changes after this. insight into the changes after this. But a weak of profit announcements

not affecting Virgin Blue shares?

They're up another 5 cents today,

They're up another 5 cents today, that's around 3 cents today and

possibly adding around 13 cents

this week. They had already

announced to the market that they

were going to have a profit

were going to have a profit downgrade of 33% earlier in October.

But today, the bill rally in the

share prices based because of a

special dividend they announced to

special dividend they announced to the market of 25 cents a share. But

we must remember that only 9.8% of

we must remember that only 9.8% of virpbl inblue shares are held in

the market so it is one stock that

moves around quickly. Thank you. The Socceroos carry the weight of their nation in tonight's must-win World Cup qualifier against Uruguay. While Telstra Stadium is expected to be a sea of gold as a show of support, coach Guus Hiddink has warned the Australians not to be overconfident on home soil. All the physical preparations are complete, and now Guus Hiddink wants the Socceroos to tune in mentally for their biggest test to date. We must not forget that we play against very experienced players. So we must not be overconfident and forgetting what it's all about, and that's control. And after the control, we can try to get it done.

The Socceroos are well aware of the World Cup equation. They need to win by two clear goals to qualify for next year's finals in Germany. An away goal to Uruguay would be disastrous for the hosts. Theoretically, we can start from the first minute on to attack, to attack. But I think you have to consider this as a high-level game also in controlling the game. We've got to be careful not to concede a goal and hopefully to score two goals. Uruguay star Alvaro Recoba is playing pre-match mind games, claiming his team have a divine right to be in the World Cup. When the game is played, then we say they have won, we have won. Then the right is the right.

Hiddink more worried about Recoba's brilliance on the pitch and the threat the potential matchwinner poses to the Socceroos. When he's on the ball he makes a lot of input in the game. So we have to stop the delivery towards him and also his deliveries. If you've seen him, he's very, very dangerous. Trent Higgs, Ten News. In rugby league, Lance Thompson is deciding his future after agreeing to walk away from St George Illawarra. The Dragons club stalwart has reached a payout agreement on his contract. Lance Thompson entered a meeting with the Dragons board determined to fight allegations he'd breached club discipline. But two and a half hours later, he emerged having agreed to part ways

with the only club he's ever played for in the NRL. I'm happy it's all over and done with. And I'm pretty happy with the outcome. So I can move on and obviously look to brighter pastures. with the Australian team Dragons players on tour receiving the news in Manchester. It's disappointing for Thommo such a long-serving player because he's been for a lot of years. and a team-mate of ours that it had to end like this We're all sorry and sorry that we're losing him, really get on with things now but we've just got to and hopefully everything works out. of a foot injury Barrett has been cleared against Great Britain to play in this weekend's Test the Tri-Nations finalists. that will decide to wish the Socceroos well tonight. The Kangaroos taking time out to wish them all the best. On behalf of the boys we'd like or the biggest event, going around, It's one of the biggest events, and that's the World Cup in soccer, would be all time, so to see an Australian team there so good luck, boys. The Wallabies might feel out in the cold after seven straight Test losses, but it got even chillier with a dip in the Irish Sea - a temperature of just 6 degrees. Australia plays Ireland this weekend. Owen Martin, Ten News. Next in Ten News, a look at the weather around the nation.

Now for a look at the national weather. That brings you up to date with all the news. Stay with Ten for updates throughout the day

and the full details in Ten's news hour tonight. Stkpwhrefrplgsz Qantas is We'll leave you with pictures turning 85. from last night's Qantas birthday bash in Brisbane - the Flying Kangaroos turning 85. I'm Natarsha Belling. Good afternoon. Supertext Captions by the Australian Caption Centre. www.auscap.com.au