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(generated from captions) This program is LIVE captioned. This morning - over new workplace agreements. Truckies blockade a Sydney brewery for Australia's soldiers in Iraq. A role change given until this afternoon And Harry Kewell to explain his referree outburst. This is Seven Morning News VOICE-OVER: with Ann Sanders. Good morning. and welcome to Seven News. Good morning, a Sydney brewery this morning Delivery truck drivers are blockading new workplace agreements. in protest against they're being offered lower wages. The 57 Tooheys contractors claim them outside the Lidcombe factory. Seven reporter Paul Kadak is with have been with Tooheys for years. Paul, many of these men What are they now being offered?

Good morning, they have been here

for years, 40 years for some of the

drivers. They have worked for

contractors, the contract deal here

as recently changed and they are

offering the drivers a new, deal,

which they say is a bad deal, which

could cut their earnings by 42

percent. To tell us more is one of

the drivers, Shane Simpson. You

have been with the company for 15

years? As of 31 July we are no

longer employed. We have got

nowhere to ply our trade. We are

out of pocket for all the good will.

We leave here with no job and no

form of good will. If you signed

the deal, with the contactor, what

would it be like. The job could be

similar, but they expect us to put

a $60,000 fit out for a specificed

job. They want us to take a 42

percent pay cut cl is unsustainable.

Some of these guys have spent big

on getting in, what will it do to

their livelihood some A lot of the

guys are going to go brokeany very

short time. It is a physical job

and it has become a young man's

game. These guys are getting

mortgages and loans to get them

into the degree. We have had trucks

in yard as shortd as two years ago

for $450,000. There is lot of

stress. They will go broke. No word

from the company, what would you

like to hear? We have always had a

amicable relationship, but in the

last 6 months, they have gone under

ground and no-one is willing to

speak to us. We would like to know

his motives and to see us face to

face to see the effects on the

young families. This is blocking

the beer supply. It is. How soon

could this have an effect on the

company's operations. I suppose

there will be all sorts of trouble

by the weekend. You arepry paired

to stick it out? We are. The Industrial Relations Commission

will be hearing something more on

workplace agreements Kim Beazley's fight against this this morning.

with voters. hasn't won him any points The latest Newspoll shows on a two-party preferred basis, has fallen by three points to 49%. support for Labor As preferred prime minister, the popularity of Kim Beazley. John Howard enjoys more than double

have held urgent talks Foreign affairs officials in Canberra, with North Korea's representative that testing long-range missiles warning the country would have serious implications. refused to expand on reports But the ambassador is ready to be fired that a test missile from North Korea's eastern coast. have plans to test missiles? REPORTER: Does North Korea

Wait and see. Foreign affairs experts say the world's superpowers. the reports should worry the few countries Australia is one of which has full diplomatic relations

with North Korea, one of the world's conduits so we're actually through which the rest of the world with the Korean government. can actually communicate

But they don't give anything away. could reach the United States. Experts say the most powerful missile has announced a new role The Federal Government for Australian troops in Iraq. Iraqi soldiers to fight insurgents. Their duties will include training An announcement overnight that Iraq will resume responsibility of Al Muthanna province, for the security where 450 Australians are based, will redefine their role. Japanese engineers They will still protect for as long as they are there, to training Iraqi soldiers but the focus will shift the country's border with Syria. in securing more dangerous for our soldiers This has the potential to be

and counter-insurgents in the sense that the terrorists

to Iraq people who are totally opposed as Australians having the same democratic rights and other people in the world Al Muthanna might possibly want to target to go to Iraqi control. as being the first province relocate to a new base at Tallil, Some Australian soldiers will

near Nasariyah. shows no signs The Australian government troop withdrawals. of even considering we could do right at the moment And the worst thing would be to say, let's get out". "Right, the job's finished, safest province in an unsafe country. Al Muthanna is considered to be the our troops are now moving to areas By definition, where the enemy is much more active greater. and the risks from roadside bombs to a less-safe province Moving them from one province

is not a good thing to do. out of the Japanese prime minister's We should be taking a leaf home to Australia. and bringing our troops Also in Iraq, with murdering three Iraqi prisoners three US soldiers have been charged earlier this year. air and land search continues It comes as a massive believed kidnapped by insurgents. for two missing soldiers At least 8,000 soldiers,

Iraqi and American, have been committed to the search. of the missing American soldiers. Still, there was mow sign web site claims Today, a well-known al-Qaeda and mocks the US search for them. the two soldiers are now prisoners this is what happened - According to US military sources three US Humvees came under attack near the volatile city of Yusufiya, at a check point south of Baghdad. chased after the attackers Two Humvees to divide the force. but that was a diversion The third, which stayed behind, and their driver, manned by the two missing soldiers

by an insurgent attack. was overwhelmed died in the assault. The driver, specialist Babineau, are listed as missing. Privates Menchaca and Tucker

A US military spokesman says to find them. a massive search is under way Approximately 12 villages have been cleared in the area, and we continue to engage local citizens for help and information leading to the whereabouts of our soldiers. The last known capture of an American soldier occurred in April 2004 near Fallujah. After an American convoy was attacked, Sergeant Matt Mapen was shown in this video given to the Arabic-language news network al-Jazeera. His fate is a mystery. Identity fraud is high on the list of worries for many Australians. A national survey commissioned by IT services company Unisys

found we're also concerned about Internet fraud and national security, but not quite as much. To tell us more is Andrew Barkla, general manager of Unisys. Good morning, Andrew. Why are we so focused on personal security?

I think in terms of the security

index, firstly what we did find was

that over all-, Australians are

very comfortable with the lfbl of

security across national , private,

Internet, and personal security. In

terms of the data on things like

personal security and identity

fraud, I think this is something

that impacts people on a daily

basis and therefore, not surprising

it was one of the areas that people

are most concerned about. In In

your survey, identfy fraud rated a

higher concern than personal safety.

Why? The survey itself is not

semuch at this point trying to make

a conclusion as to why one area of

security is higher than the other.

Indeed, personal security ranked at

12 percent as compared to 56

percent for personnel data and

misuse of the data. The purpose of

the survey is actually to create a

framework for discussion for

government agencies and private

companies to get better insight

into how Australians feel about

these security issues. What other

concerns do Australians have? The

top three out of the inaugural

security index show that firstly

people are concerned about the

protection of their personal

information, or the misuse of that

information, secondly, there is a

concern around credit card fraud,

and the misuse of credit cards, and

3rdy, war or an act of tear rch.

Those were the top three. Are any

of these surprising to the company?

Our aim is not to make a conclusion

as to how the results represent

themselves, but they are about

taking the information out there,

putting it in front of government

agencies and departments and

private companys and have them

understand clearly what the issues

are to Australians and seek to how

they go about improving the

perceptions of security with

Australians. Thank you for your

time, good to talk to you this morping. Lawyers have been called in to help Harry Kewell escape a one-match suspension

after the Socceroos striker was placed on report for abusing German referee Markus Merk. Merk complained about Kewell's behaviour in his report following Monday's Australia-Brazil match.

Kewell missed training today and now has until 5.00 this afternoon to provide a written explanation. The Socceroos trained in front of an army of supporters. One lady even interrupted training for an autograph.

It's just good for everyone to feel like we're almost at home. The thing the Brazilians fed back to us is that they couldn't believe our blokes didn't stop running, and a lot of that is from the support they're getting from the fans in the stadium and the fans at home. Harry Kewell wasn't there after being reported for abuse.

Harry's fine. He's back at a hotel. That's not the reason he's not here. He's back having treatment - round-the-clock treatment. We're all positive at the moment. We're trying to, as I said, get the lawyers on to it. The Aussie forward must submit a written explanation to try to avoid being suspended for Friday's clash with Croatia. A procedure against Harry Kewell. It was reported in the referee's report that he insulted, several times, the referee. He's got time to respond until 20 June. I'm behind Harry, I understand him, but, you know, I think at this level, sometimes we can maybe - we can pay for what we say. The referee is always right, even when he's not. Kewell aside, the Socceroos tried containing their anger

though certain Brazil were gifted special treatment. Not a big fan of the victim mentality, but there was some elements against us. If you want to have a go at the ref on the pitch, you have to do it the right way because you could get suspended. The performance, not the result, leaves the Socceroos confident they'll beat Croatia

and maybe have another crack at Brazil. You have to say not good enough when you lose a game because at the end, it's what - the result that counts, but I thought that we played well. I thought we matched Brazil. We'll see them again in the final. And we'll have more from the World Cup later in sport. Next in Seven News - our business and finance report. And so much to do - Nicole Kidman rushing about ahead of her Sydney wedding.

Hi. Cappuccino, please.

Queensland police are investigating a possible multiple murder-suicide on the Sunshine Coast hinterland. They were called to a property at Witta, near Maleny just before 8.00 this morning, where they found the bodies of a man and a woman in a house and the body of another woman in a second house on the same property. All three people are believed to have been related. Police say the 27-year-old was attacked near Geelong in Victoria. Police say during a fight with a woman at a home in Waurn Ponds last night. The victim ran to his neighbours for help, but died soon after. Police are questioning the 26-year-old woman. A man has been killed after his utility struck two horses in North Queensland. The animals wandered onto the Flinders Flinders Highway near Charters Towers. Emergency Services say the 56-year-old driver was a well-known local. Dozens of firefighters spent the night battling a blaze at an aerosol factory in Sydney's north-west that's been burning since lunch-time yesterday.

Crews used foam to control the flames which were fuelled by thousands of litres of paints and thinners. More than 300 workers from surrounding businesses had to be evacuated. Investigators will spend today at the site trying to find out what caused the blaze. The father of a Brisbane woman wounded during a drive-by shooting in Thailand is flying to Bangkok today to be at her bedside. 26-year-old Pam Fitzpatrick was hit in the neck when three shots were fired into a crowded bar in Kanchanaburi. The Springwood nurse was on holiday with her sister and had just watched the Australia-Brazil World Cup match. Greenpeace has received a warning over the dramatic collision with a Japanese whaling boat in the Southern Ocean in January. The International Whaling Commission issued the rap, but allowed Greenpeace to retain its observer status. Japan had called to have it removed. Animal activists are vowing to intensify efforts to stop whaling, despite yesterday's majority vote supporting commercial culls. The pro-whaling nations say whales are eating too much fish. To accuse whales of eating too much fish would be similar to accusing woodpeckers of causing deforestation. Japan still can't overturn the whaling moratorium,

but it can continue to hunt endangered species for scientific research. Floodwaters have forced the closure of major highways in Houston, Texas.

Several people were rescued from their flooded homes.

Shelters have been set up for those forced to flee the rising water and the National Guard has been sent in to lend a hand. In Arizona, residents are battling a different problem -

fierce bushfires. Hundreds of homes and businesses have been evacuated drop water on the flames. as planes and helicopters

The blaze is spreading quickly through the parched area. British scientists have developed a new embryo test that offers hope to parents who don't want to pass hereditary diseases on to their children. The new screening method is more advanced than current techniques but has reignited the designer-baby debate. That's a good girl.

Only by having a girl could Linda Ball guarantee her baby would avoid the family curse. A gene has been passed down the generations, putting boys at high risk of the incurable muscle-wasting disease,

Duchenne's muscular dystrophy.

Here brother died of it, her son, Daniel, has also been diagnosed with it. with a new embryo-screening test It's heartache that could be avoided

that gives families affected by serious genetic disorders

the chance of healthy baby. The new technique is an advance on existing embryo screening which is only suitable for some genetic diseases.

Scientists say the technique is faster and it allows a genetic condition to be identified without knowing the precise mutation that causes it. There are many families where the genetic conditions have really had a major toll on that family. I think what we're doing is we're not designing babies,

we are actually helping couples have children who are healthy and unaffected by these genetic conditions. But pro-life campaigners have condemned the technique. Really, we're changing the nature of motherhood and turning it into a kind of ethical minefield. Underneath, the issues of screening out the disabled remain the same and that's of huge concern. But many couples desperate for a healthy child are currently offered tests during pregnancy and the option of termination if the baby affected. Doctors say screening of embryos will spare families the agony of repeated abortions. Nicole Kidman has spent a second night in her Sydney home preparing for her upcoming wedding with country music star Keith Urban. The Oscar-winning actress returned to her Darling Point mansion last night after spending the day with family and friends. Nicole and Keith have confirmed they are in Sydney to get married. To business and finance news now,

Nicole turns 39 today. and joining us is David Halliday from Macquarie Financial Services. Good morning, David. Overseas markets fell again last night - is this trend set to continue?

It appears to be the case at the

moment. The volatility is getting

the market. Last night we saw the

Dow Jones two third of a purse. It

takes the fall for the markets to

10 and 4 percent. The big problem

is people with worried about

inflation, driven in part by the

high oil price. If inflation does

increase, Reserve Banks are left

with no choice but to increase

interest rates. It can put pressure

on the economy and slow growth. If

inflation does stick around, we

will continue to see falls in oench

seas markets. We are cutting down

on weekly items, what is oil up to?

It has been about $70 a barrel. But

I think at the moment we are

getting used to paying $1.30 if not

more for petrol. The fact is people

spepding the money on petrol aren't

spending it in retail sectors, the

high oil price also puts pressure

on theflation. The big problem will

arise if we see the oil price to

continue to rise, many are

forecasting it to $100 a barrel. It

will push the petrol price to $2,

it would cause an inflationary

problem and we will probably see

rate rises on the back of that. Next in Seven News - the latest in sport, and Geoff Ogilvy getting used to his new-found fame.

Returning now to overnight action at the World Cup and Ukraine reversed a 4-0 defeat from game one into a 4-0 win over Saudi Arabia. $75 million Chelsea signing Andriy Shevchenko scored his first goal of the tournament. Spain survived a real scare from Tunisia who led 1-0 at half-time. Real Madrid star Raul scored one of Spain's three second half goals. Switzerland beat Togo 2-0. The Bombers' show of support for the fight against cancer Carlton's Ryan Houlihan is the only player before the AFL Tribunal tonight. He's challenging a rough-conduct charge against West Coast's Matt Rosa. Houlihan's rejected an offer of a one-game ban. The Canberra Raiders have a new sponsor - the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union. The CFMEU deal runs until the end of the 2009 season. Australian golfer Geoff Ogilvy is having to get used to his new-found fame as US Open winner. He's in New York greeting fans and doing the celebrity circuit. It will include an appearance on 'The Late Show with David Letterman', but Geoff's mind is on a trip back home to Melbourne.

I'd like to get back and watch some footy and catch up with some family and it'd be nice to have some quiet time before the British Open. The Open starts next month. He'll go into the event as the world No.8, his ranking jumping nine places after his win at Winged Foot. Next in Seven News, we'll look at the weather around the country. Let's take a look at the weather now. A trough in Queensland and northern New South Wales is producing some showers. Cold early in South Australia and Victoria. A low near Perth is moving away, causing showers to ease over the south-west. Around the capitals - That's Seven's Morning News to now. We will keep you up to date throughout the day and in our bulletins at 4.30 and 6.00. I'm Ann Sanders. Thanks for your company. Have a great day. Captioned by Seven Network.