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Kevin Rudd had a fair bit of time

in the hospital bed to contemplate

life and how things have turned

around for the last five weeks. He

is feeling feeling hurt that things

have transpired but at the same

time he says there are much bigger

things at stake than K-Rudd as he

put it in his words. Let's take a

listen. I'd be there on the

condition that I would have a major

relapse by then. And secondly, that

I am not a distraction from what I

think is a pretty serious debate

about what sort of future we want

from our country. Now, many people

said that Kevin Rudd was the source

of damaging leaks in the times that

came out at Cabinet that were

attacking Julia Gillard. He's

absolutely denied this and also

given a hint that if he's not given

the Foreign Affairs portfolio, he

said that indigenous issues are

close to his heart and that's

something that he's looking to

pursue in a second term Labor

Government. You're talking about

the latest Morgan hold showing that

Julia Gillard's hold on the female

voter is slipping? This is the

first poll taken since the real

Julia Gillard said that she was

coming out to take charge of the campaign. coming out to take charge of the

campaign. It's come out with some

pretty startling results you'd have

to say and first of all, although

it is saying that Julia Gillard is

still the preferred Prime Minister,

48% to 37% over tablt, for the

first time, more voters seem to first time, more voters seem to

approve of Tony Abbott. Most

alarming of all is that now it

appears that more women seem to

approve of Tony Abbott. 49% approve

of Tony Abbott compared to Julia

Gillard now, just 46% of women seem

to support her, rather. Now, this

also sees that the two-party

preferred vote is at 50/50. That's

the third poll in a row that's come

out that's come with that figure. out that's come with that figure. the third poll in a row that's come

Thank you very much.

The finings of a three-year study

into air pollution in Gladstone will be revealed today. Our reporter is there.

For years, people live not guilty

Gladstone have feared that the air

they believe is making them sick.

They're worried that industry is

causing leukaemia and asthma.

Consistently exceeded safe levels.

The good news is that no pollutants

were present in levels that either

exceeded existing health-based

standards or guidelines, or were

present in level that is would be

suspected to cause a significant

public health risk. The study found

that if pollution did cross over

into excessive levels, that was

associated with dust storms or

bushfires. Now, this report is

being released at a community forum

in Gladstone today and that's

expected to be met with mixed

results. Residents say that they

can see, smell and even taels the

pollution here. They wonder if this

has gone far enough. Hopefully this

their concerns have will accept a thorough study that

their concerns have been listened

to. Whether in fact it will change

minds I don't know. Overall, the

study found pollution here in

Gladstone was similar to Queensland,

particularly Brisbane. But there is

a higher case of asthma here, so

while this report does allay some

fears for residents, there are many

questions that remain unanswered.

The end may finally be in sight for

the leaking oil well in the Gulf of

Mexico. BP's latest attempt to

permanently seal the well has so

far been successful. Engineers have far been successful. Engineers have

pumped mud deep into the well, and

for the first time since the rig

exploded in April, it is there at

the source. In the efforts to stop

the well through what's called a

static kill appear to be working.

But it isn't over just wet. Federal

officials won't declare complete

victory until they also pump mud

well. and cement into the bottom of the

A man has died after crashing his

small plane into a building in the

US State of Arizona. According to

witnesses, the plane was trying to

land at an airport in Phoenix when

it smashed into an industrial

building. The plane burst into

flames sending thick black smoke

say billowing into the air. Witnesses

billowing into the air. Witnesses

say that they heard the plane's

engine sputter before the accident.

Aviation investigators are now

working to determine the calls of the crash.

A simple spelling mistake. On

Wednesday, West Coast's Eric

McKenzie was offered a reprimand

during this all-in brawl against

Fremantle. But 48 hours later, the

League realised that they made a

spelling error when looking the

convictions. Once they included the

"A" in the record, it revealed that

there was demerit points on the

record. The Eagle has been

suspended for one match.

Braith Anasta has put more heat

into the competition leaders for St

George Illawarra. He says his hot

to trot team can get even better.

Over the past five weeks, they've

been dining out on some of the NRL

heavyweights, and the Roosters say

their best is yet to come. You know,

I don't think that we've probably

reached our potential either. We're certainly playing really good

football, but we don't think that

we've peaked just yet. That's rare two straight games. They've

been playing great, just across the

park. I've got a lot of confidence

there that they're going really

well. So it is going to be a big

battle for us. The Roosters know

that the teams could meet again in

the finals. On Sunday, there's more

at stake than just two competition

points. I think you might get an

edge. You know, I think playing in

the semi-final football, anything

can happen, but knowing that you've

defeated a team that you're playing,

you definitely get more confidence.

They've been averaging over 30

points a game during the winning

streak. We've got to continue

playing the way that we have and we

certainly have some momentum at the

moment. The confidence that we've

got at the moment, we pretty much

believe that we can take on anyone.

Melbourne Heart is promising to win

over fans with an entertaining

style of play in the A-league debut. style of play in the A-league debut.

It's great to go out there and be

entertaining but you've got to find

the right balance now and no good

being entertaining and not making

finals. He will play after passing

a fitness test on his knee giving

the Heart a total of six players with Socceroos experience.

Australia has posted a record trade

surplus thanks to massive iron ore

exports to China. But away from the

mines, things aren't looking so

Rosie. Let's check in with John

Milroy at Macquarie Private Wealth.

Good morning, so it is mixed news

on the national economy? Yes, good

morning. You're quite right.

Certainly a two-speed economy

happening here and it's a good

question that you asked. The key question that you asked. The key

question is what's happening on the

retailer side. The RBA has lifted

rates between October and May this

year, and that's played itself out

most obviouslyly in the recent weak

CPI data from last week, and of

course, thing like building

aprovals trending lower and also

tighter housing credit. So let's

remember that the retail sales

numbers were a modest increase, but

that's been pretty consistent that's been pretty consistent with

softening consumer confidence. And

talking about retail sales, outdoor

travel shop, Kathmandu, posted a

warning of retail stocks. Is this a

sign of things to come? We get more

data with the June quarter and the statement of monetary policy. And

that will give us a sense of

whether the policy makers will

think that the weak CPI numbers is

a one-off or something more

material and what that might mean

for inflationary forecasts and also

growth as well. Notwithstanding

that, we're forecasting another

increase to 4.75% for the cash rate

before the year is out and we think

that will be on the back of

improving consumer confidence. John

Milroy, thank you very much. Thank you.

Some very chilly temperatures down

the south-east of the country the south-east of the country today:

Should we ban the burka? And van

kweurb the veil? That's what a WA

judge is considering today as he

works out what's acceptable court

clothing? More when we return. individual contracts allow clear access to them, it could end up costing you heaps.

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Headlines every 15 minutes on Ten News.

Breaking his silence, Kevin Rudd

finally speaks out about the Labor

Party leaks and says "It wasn't me."

Candles for Kiesha as a vigil is

held for the missing Sydney

youngster. Her parents are taken to

a police station and questioned by detectives.

In sport, Jessica Watson's solo circumnavigation record is under

threat as a 14-year-old >ufp girl

prepares to set sail.

And the miners boost the balance

sheet with iron ore set for a

record trade surplus.

Kevin Rudd has finally spoken out

over the Labor Party leaks which

have been plaguing the Gillard Government.

In the first formal interview since

being ousted as Prime Minister,

Kevin Rudd has denied he's behind

the leaks. It comes as new polls

show that Julia Gillard is slipping

behind with women voters.

48 hours after being released from

hospital, a weak Kevin Rudd has

found the strength to pick up the

phone for his first formal

interview since being ousted from

office. Life is just too short to

carry around a great bucket load of

anger and resentment and hatred. Mr

Rudd says he can't stand idly by

with the prospect of Mr Abbott

sliding into office by default. He

says he will be campaigning

alongside Julia Gillard and deny

he's the leak that's damaging his

Government. The source ain't from

me. There are lots and lots of

people out there who have access to

Government information. Lots and

lots. We have just passed the

halfway mark in the election

campaign and things aren't quite

going to plan for Labor. Recent

opinion polls show that Tony

Abbott's approval rating is for the

first time higher than Julia

Gillard. And surprisingly, it's

women voters who are preferring the

ironman to the red head. Make no

mistake, her campaign is in trouble.

It is in deep trouble. What I'm

saying to Mr Abbott - the economy

is at the centre of this campaign.

We need to test his economic plans.

With immigration still high on the

list of election issues, Australia

has been told plans for an offshore

asylum processing centre are on

hold. The President of East Timor

says that he's waiting for the new

Australian Government to be

installed before talks about a

regional refugee centre are re-

opened. He also reiterated that his

country is not seeking benefits in

return for hosting the centre.

Neighbouring Indonesia is one of

the main staging posts for asylum

seekers heading to

Australia.$$NEWLINE And a new issue

of the asylum seeker on Christmas

island. A marketing expert has been

hired to sell the Island as a top

spot for wildlife and ecotourism.

Hotel accommodation is tight, but

regular flights to the island

started earlier this year.

Hundreds of people attended a

candle lit vigil for missing Sydney

girl Kiesha Abrahams last night.

Meantime, police have been

questioning her mother and stepfather.

A candle lit vigil saw hundreds

rally for missing Kiesha Abrahams.

The six-year-old was last seen by

her mother and stepfather at the

family's Mount Druitt apartment at

the weekend. Overnight, both were

again questioned by police and

appealing for public support. They

need to stop judging me. They don't

know me. She was funny, she was

always happy. She loved animals.

Police and volunteers are preparing

for a fifth day of searching. Parks,

waterways and bush land have been

combed looking for any trace of the

little girl girl. But Kiesha's

biological father says hopes are

fading. You expect the worst, and

yeah, hoping for the best. He's

confirmed that Kiesha was once

hospitalised after being bitten by an adult.

Rail workers across Sydney will

walk off a job today. About 500

RailCorp apd minute straitors and

maintenance -- administrators and

maintenance staff will down tools.

It's expected to cause minor delays

for commuters during the aftermoon

peak. The union warns that it will

escalate strike action in the

coming weeks if an agreement is not reached.

NSW Police are taking 250 Paddy

wagons off the road because of

safety concerns. There have been

worries over the Ford Rangers for

some time after several accidents,

including roll overs. The move will

leave some remote police stations without vehicles.

In an Australian first, a Perth

judge will hear arguments today

over whether a Muslim witness

should be legally required to

remove her full veil in court.

Religious leaders say they have no objections.

Ida is just one of thousands of

devout Muslims in Australia who

wears a full veil daily. She says

it is compulsory according to

Sharia law. It is not hard to

uncover. There is no sin for a

woman to uncover in front of judge.

That's clear. She moved here from

France, where just last month, the

Parliament voted to ban the burka

in public. Now, a Perth court will

decide whether a witness in a fraud

trial needs to remove hers before

giving evidence. Credibility is not

just what somebody says, the way

they say it, their demeanour and

facial expressions. While not

common practice, some courts do

allow witnesses to give evidence

over the phone, and in those cases,

they have to rely on the spoken

testimony without seeing the

person's fails. I done see why we

shouldn't be able to be flexible in

the approach to other cultural

differences. Others would prefer to

see hrels of the Islamic head dress.

I find the burka a particularly

confronting form of attire. And I

would very much wish that fewer

Australians would choose it.

Muslim leaders say their laws are

clear. From a purely Islamic legal

point of view, and this is a

unanimous consense us of all of

scholars, that a woman is required

to remove her veil in a court of

law.

Carlton coach Brett Ratten has

publicly challenged his players to

toughen up as they try to arrest

their form slump. The Blues will

make up to four changes this when.

Brett Ratten all but labelled his

players soft after Saturday's players soft after Saturday's

thrashing by Collingwood. And

yesterday, he wasn't backing down

from the comments. I think the

evidence is there, isn't it?

Clinging to seventh spot, the Blues

know Friday night's clash with

Essendon is crucial. Yeah, probably

is partially a line in the sand. I

wouldn't say that it is a full line

in the sand, but it is maybe the

biggest defining moment of our

season so far. He says that Chris

Judd will play, despite an injured

collarbone. But up to four others

will be dropped. From a selection

point of view, if the person or the

players are not capable of doing it,

then you've got to look outside.

And two code switches have reached

significant milestones. The Swans

have signed former Canadian rugby

international Mike Pike for two

years. While Daniel Merit will play

game 100 for the Lions against West

Coast on Saturday night. It's taken

almost eight years to get there, almost eight years to get there, so

I know a lot of guys get there in

about four or five years. So I took

a little bit longer.

Rugby league's Parramatta Eels ease

might be walking the finals tight

rope, but they're thankful to the

team that thrashed them last

weekend. The red-hot Sydney

Roosters reminding the Eels there's

no guarantee they'll repeat last

year's remarkable run to the Grand

Final. Yeah, it was a good reality

check. I think we had three wins in

a row. Everybody was getting

excited but it is good that we're

back to earth and good to get the

jobs done. The Eels take on the

Gold Coast Titans on Friday night.

Jessica Watson's record for being

the youngest person to sail solo

and unassisted around the world is

under threat. A 14-year-old Dutch

sailor has won a year-long battle

with child welfare authorities to

gain permission for her voyage. You

can saw it's all dangerous, but

yeah, if you know what you are

doing, then yeah, it's all the same.

She's set sail with her father from

the Netherlands headed for Portugal

where she'll begin her attempt at

the solo record. Watson was 16 when

she completed the feat.

More on finance now with Matt and

the miners have managed to dig up good figures?

Yes, a new gold rush for iron ore

is about to get under way in WA

with news Rio Tinto is about to

approve the biggest mining project

in the nation's history. It's

planning to give the green light to

an $11 billion plus expansion of

the Pilbara operations. Output will

jump from $225 million to 330

tonnes a year over the next six

years. The news comes off the back

of new figures yesterday showing

Australia's iron ore exports to

China have given us a record trade

surplus of $3.5 billion. The June

figure is well above the previous

record of $2.5 billion in October 2008.

More news from reporting season and

AXA has unveiled a first half net

profit of $219.2 million, down 19%

on expected figures. The profits

have been dragged down by bearish

markets and a mood of uncertainty

over the firm's takeover offer with

the NAB. It's been dragging on for

nine months. In the meantime, AXA

says it's business as usual.

Vodafone Hutch in Australia has

rung up impressive numbers. The

pre-tax earnings in the six months

to June have more than doubled to

$445.4 million, and its customer

base has jumped to 7.4 million

users. The increases follow a

merger with rival, 3, in June last year.

US stocks have been buoyed by

better than expected jobs and

services data, easing concerns

about the pails of the economic recovery:

Now to business in brief, WA

newspapers say that advertising

demand that is dropped as a result

of uncertainty around the Federal

election. Cathay Pacific has

ordered 30 planes from Airbus in a

deal worth $7.6 billion.

And Saudi Arabia has banned

Blackberry mobile phones due to

concerns with the product's tight encryption.

Here's a check of the weather for you:

Still ahead, well, they say there's

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This program is captioned live.

Our top story on Ten News.

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is

finally speaking out denying he's

the source of damaging Cabinet

leaks and promising to help Julia

Gillard launch her campaign. For

more on this, we're joined live now

by our political reporter in

Canberra. Would it be a good idea

for Mr Rudd to be seen at the Labor

campaign launch in the same room as

all of the politicians who

terminated his leadership? Yeah,

good morning. Yes and no, perhaps.

I guess it depends on how people

perceive it. Now, if they see it as

Kevin Rudd putting out the olive

branch and letting by-gones be by-

gones and the party is reunited,

could be seen as a good thing. But

it could also provide a pretty big

distraction on what will be Julia

Gillard's biggest day, the campaign

launch six days out from the

election. But Kevin Rudd was keen

to point out on ABC Radio last

night that he bears no grudge

towards those who brought him down.

Something my mum taught me years

and years and years ago is - life

is just too short to carry around a

great bucket load of anger and

resentment and bitterness and

hatred and all of that sort of

stuff. And she's absolutely right.

There's too much which needs to be

done. I can't just stand idly by

with the prospect of Mr Abbott with the prospect of Mr Abbott

sliding into office by default. Now,

of course, many people would assume

that Kevin Rudd wants a senior

Cabinet position, particularly

Foreign Affairs if they're returned

into Government. But he's also

indicated that potentially, another indicated that potentially, another

area he's very keen on and wants to

pursue in a second term is

indigenous issues. James, it seems

likely that Julia Gillard will need

all the help she can get. The

latest poll shows her hold on

female voters is actually slipping?

Yes, this is the first poll taken

since Julia Gillard came out on

Monday saying she now wants to be

the real Julia and take control of

her campaign. And although it shows

that she her campaign. And although it shows

that she still is ahead of Tony Abbott as preferred Prime Minister,

for the first time since the

campaign began, more voters seem to

approve of Tony Abbott. That's up

six points to 52 compare today

Julia Gillard, unchanged at 46%.

And the women vote amazingly now

seems to be turning in favour

according to Roy Morgan towards

tablt. 49% of females approve of

Tony Abbott compared to Julia

Gillard on 46pwers. This poll also

came out with a two-party preferred came out with a two-party preferred

figure of 50/50. So again a very

strong indication as to just how

tight this election is going to be.

strong indication as to just how tight this election is going to be.

Yes, it certainly is, thank you very much. very much.

A new political party is expected

to be formally registered in

Queensland today. Former Queensland

Liberal National Party MP Aidan

McKhreupbden has got enough support

for the Queensland Party. He's been

the party's wild child with a heavy

rock history and out there ideas.

The Independent member says that

his first policy is to bring back

Queensland's upper house.

The findings of a three-year study

into air pollution in the

Queensland town of Gladstone will

be unveiled today. Our reporter is there.

For years, people living in

Gladstone fear that the very air

they breathe is making them sick.

They worry pollution from coal

terminals and industry is causing

leukaemia, asthma and even birth

defects. But after three years of

testing, Queensland Health has

today given the area a clean bill

of health, saying no pollutants

that were tested have consistently

exceeded safe levels. The good news

is that no pollutants were present

in levels that either exceeded

existing health based standards or

guidelines, or were present in

levels that would be suspected to

cause a significant public health

risk. The study found if pollution

did cross over into excessive

levels, that was associated with

dust storms or bushfires. Now, this

report is being released at a

community forum in Gladstone today,

and that's expected to be met with

mixed results. Residents say that

they can see, smell and even taste

the pollution here action they

wonder whether this study has gone

far enough? Hopefully, they will

accept that it's been a thorough

study. That their concerns have

been listened to. Whether, in fact,

it will change minds, I don't know.

Overall, the study found pollution

here in Gladstone was similar to

other areas in Queensland,

particularly Brisbane. But there is

a higher case of asthma here. So,

while this report does allay some

tpaoerls for residents, there are

many questions which remain unanswered.

Overseas and there are reports

coming out of Iran that President

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was the target

of an assassination attempt. But

the Government there is denying those claims.

Iran's President Mahmoud

Ahmadinejad was waving to

supporters when something exploded.

You can see smoke in the back

ground and bodyguards appear to

shield the President. Some reports,

including one on an Opposition

website said that it was a home

made grenade. But Iran's English

television said there was no attack

on the President. There was no such

thing. It was actually a

firecracker. Witnesses told the AP

that the blast was in fact a

firecracker. After the explosion,

Ahmadinejad gave a scheduled speech,

but never mentioned the possible

attack. If it was a failed

assassination attempt, no-one has

claimed responsibility.

Ahmadinejad's popularity in Iran

has dropped recently. The economy

is down and US-led sanctions over

Tehran's nuclear program are only

making things worse. Iran and this

regime, particularly Ahmadinejad,

has lots of enemies, and a lot of

them are internal to Iran.

Ahmadinejad is known for his fiery

speeches. On Monday, he accused

Israel of plotting to kill him. During Israel of plotting to kill

During today's speech, there was no

talk of Israel or assassination.

The end may finally be in sight for

the leaking oil well in the Gulf of

Mexico. BP's latest attempt to

permanently seal the well has so

far been successful. Engineers have

pumped mud deep into the well, and

for the teurs time since the rig

exploded in April, the mud is

pushing the crude back down to its

source.

It was very welcome news when

weapon learned overnight that

efforts to stop the well, through

what's called a static kill, appear

to be working. But it isn't over

yet. Federal officials won't

declare complete victory until they

also pump in mud and cement in from

the bottom of the well.

Well, they say there's no use

crying over spilled milk, and when

a whole semi-trailor goes flying of

the thing. An unlucky truck driver

in Michigan fps driving up a ramp

when the back door came off

releasing a flood of milk. The

spill was so big that police were

forced to shut down part of the

road while it was cleaned up.

Motorists were asking them to get a

"moo-ve" on!

Even the crew growned at that!

The AFL has been left red-faced by

a is spelling mistake. On Wednesday,

Eric McKenzie was offered a

reprimand for striking during this

brawl. But 48 hours later, the

league realised there was a

spelling error when searching for

the player's prior convictions.

Once they includeded A in his

surname, it was revealed that he

had depereut points on the record.

The young Eagle has been suspended

for one match.

Braith Anasta has put heat into the blockbuster against St George

Illawarra. He says the hot to trot

team can do better.

Over the past five weeks, they've

been dining out on some of the NRL

heavyweights, and the Roosters say

their best isity to come. -- their

best is yet to come. I don't think

that we've reached our potential.

We're playing good football but we

don't think we've peaked just yet.

That's scary news for the Dragons

who lost a rare two straight games.

They've been playing great right

across the park. I think a lot of

confidence there and they're going

really well. So it is going to be a

big battle for us. The Roosters

know that these teams could meet

again in the finals. On Sunday,

there's more at stake than just two

competition points. I think that

you might get an edge. I think

playing in the semi-final football,

anything can happen. But knowing

that you defeated a team that

you're playing against, you definitely get more confidence.

They've been averaging over 30

points a game during the winning

streak.

We've got to continue playing the

way that we have and we have some

momentum at the moment. The

confidence that we have at the

moment, we pretty much believe that

we can take on anyone.

Melbourne Heart is promising to win

over fans with an entertaining

style of play in its A-League debut

tonight. The club is hoping for a

crowd of 10,000 at AAMI Park for

the clash with the Central Coast

Mariners. It's great to go out there and be entertaining and

that's what we're going to try to

do, but you have to find the right

balance and get results too. You

know, being entertaining and not

making finals. The Heart will have

a total of six players with

Socceroos experience.

Australia has posted a record trade

surplus thanks to massive iron ore

exports to chain. But away from the

mines, things aren't so Rosie.

Let's check in with John Milroy at

Macquarie Private Wealth. So mixed

news on the national economy. Yes,

good morning. Really a two-speed

effect happening here and while you

mention the strong external sector,

that's come at a cost with the RBA

trying to subdue other parts of the

economy, and that's played itself

out with other interest rate rises

between May and October. And we

know that higher mortgage rates and

tighter credit conditions, and the

effect of that is the building

approvals trending lower and also

things like falling housing credit

as well. And also, the retail sales

numbers out this week, they're a

little softer, but that's been

consistent with slowing consumer

confidence. John, you mentioned

retail sales. Another big one there.

Outdoor travel shop Kathmandu

hosted a profit warning. Retail

stocks took a hit. Is this a sign

of things to come? It's probably

like a penguin, it's got wings but

not ready to fly yet with the

domestic economy. We'll get a

better sense of whether the better sense of whether the policy

makers think something similar when

they give us the June quarter

statement on Friday, and that will

see if the CPI number is really

just a one-off or more material

changes impacting inflationary

expectations and growth outlook.

Having said that, we still expect

another rate hike before the end of

the year, up 4.75%.

Thank you very of.

Thank you.

Well, if reading the paper is part

of your morning routine, the days

of getting inky fingers look to be

numbered. An Australian economist

says ditching news print and only

publishing electronic versions

would make financial sense with the

boom. With the popularity of

readers like Apple's iPad Macquarie

Bank said that dropping paper

editions would provide millions to

firms, but there's no denining that

closing down the printing presses

would be an extremely bold decision.

That's it from me. More finance

tomorrow. That's it from me. More finance tomorrow.

A check of the weather before we go now:

Recapping our headline news this

morning. Former PM Kevin Rudd

breaks his silence and denies it

was him behind a series of damaging

Labor Party leaks.

Hundreds attend a candlelit vigil

for a missing Sydney girl as police

question the six-year-old's parents

for a second time. Kiesha has now

been missing for five days.

And plans for an offshore asylum

seeker processing centre have been

put on hold until after the

election. East Timor says it wants

to wait for the new Australian

Government to be installed before negotiations resume.

The first 15 minutes of this

program are now on the Ten News

website for you to download. I'm

Ron Wilson and I'll see you again