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(generated from captions) "Let's decide to put a stop to it. not the people. "Then get angry at the situation, We're not the problem. "Don't blame the people, each other. "The situation's the problem. "So we gotta be honest and trusting about how good we are. "and angry about how bad it is in people but anger at the problem, "And that combination of trust we'll get to the solution." "that's how In her search for a solution, to meet the man Danica Terziski went to Boston of the patient-safety movement. many consider to be the father that if doctors at Winnipeg Terziski believes to the concerns of their colleagues, had listened her son Daniel might not have died. great lessons from aviation, That's one of the to challenge the senior pilot. where they found that they had happened about 10 or 15 years ago. That was a big change that just

in the operating room - Before that it was like the surgeon the judgment of the senior pilot. nobody ever questioned The turning event was in 1973 other on the ground in Tenerife. when two 747s ploughed into each that the senior pilot, The major reason was the most senior pilots, who was one of without being cleared started to take off they hadn't been cleared and the co-pilot knew to challenge his judgment. but was too intimidated and through the fog And he went down the runway sitting there and they crashed. and there was another plane looked at this and said, And so the whole aviation community do something about this." "Wait a minute. We gotta crew resource management, And that started what's called which is another way of saying, to talk to one another teaching people a question of safety and so forth. and to challenge when there's knows best' should be forgotten? So that old adage of 'doctor No, doctors should know best, that he doesn't always. but we have to realise doesn't always know best either. And hospital management being killed by her care, After almost there was no support system Linda Kenney found

for the victims of medical error. Induced Trauma Support Service. So she started MITSS - the Medically to start a MITSS group in Canada. Now Danica Terziski plans to victims and their families The aim is to offer support and to health-care workers as well. is getting patient safety But the bigger goal

of the health-care priority list. to the top Making it seen and heard and known. I think it makes a difference. Just in doing that alone, that's over and above, Doing more - well, you know,

like you've done until now. and follow in your steps. And I'd like to try that other woman's name And I'll give you she's still really raw. because once she's ready...

somebody close by to talk to. But she might need

You could be there for her. 'Cause she feels very alone. They said to her, emotional fallout from this. "I guess you're gonna have some and have a nice life." "See you later

give her any services, But they didn't or tell her to go see someone or... of a group like that together, I'd like to get more just as a support system. and encourage each other. You know, support each other when we first talked on the phone? Do you remember what you said to me

one person could make change? That you didn't think but I believe it now. And I didn't believe that either, One person can make a difference. Yeah, it's true. Maybe not as one individual, thinking the same way as I do, but if you have the general public we could be an army.

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Yes, it's that Mick Gatto - of the 'Carlton crew', the alleged head who usually appears in the papers warring underworld gangs. as the boss of one of melbourne's I'm Monica Attard. Hello and welcome to Media Watch, off 30 people in eight years Melbourne's underworld war has seen from the action. and Mick Gatto has never been far over one of those deaths, Gatto was tried for murder killed Andrew 'Benji' Veniamin but the court found that he shot and in self defence. In the past, Sun' have described Mick Gatto as: the 'Herald Sun' and 'Sunday Herald the whiff of the underworld So how did Mick Gatto shake off in the 'Sunday Herald Sun'? to become a celebrity soccer lover Well, it's partly his own work. was killed in February When another underworld associate this year, a non-verbal comment. Mick chose to give the media of standover tactics But when he was accused in the building industry last month, to deny the claim Mr Gatto called a media conference and declare himself a changed man. I have had a colourful past that our system of but I always thought common justice and fairness with a colourful past required that if someone decides to go straight rather than sabotaged. it's something to be encouraged for the media sceptics Gatto had some harsh words he's gone straight. who don't believe Herald Sun' seem to have taken it And the 'Herald Sun' and 'Sunday on board. Despite his colourful past, papers as a sports-loving patriot, Mick Gatto is now portrayed in those and a man of his word. a philanthropist, has changed its tune on Gatto Could it be that the 'Herald Sun' that exclusive story for themselves? because the paper would like to have We asked: The 'Herald Sun' refused to answer. underworld feel this past week. Channel 9 has taken on a certain And as in a good gangster story, when one of the gang, things got ugly current affairs, Mark Llewellyn, Nine's former head of news and started to squeal. Llewellyn's infamous affidavit

crikey newsletter. first appeared in last week's to see it, And Nine really didn't want you the Supreme Court for an order so it rushed off to to prevent anyone publishing the Llewellyn affidavit. or distributing But it was too late.

already had their copy Over 30,000 crikey subscribers of the juicier bits. Full copies were bouncing around all week and media outlets outside NSW, and so outside the jurisdiction of the NSW Supreme Court, began to publish. The Australian media section ran these excerpts of the affidavit in most States. But in NSW, readers saw only this filler story without the details. The Fairfax press was in a similar bind. 'The Age' newspaper in Melbourne could publish this story on Wednesday's front page. But readers of the 'Sydney Morning Herald', were kept in the dark. They didn't get to see the story until Nine abandoned its legal action. The 'Herald' finally had the news on Saturday. With the court order dropped, the papers went to town, publishing almost the whole affidavit. You can find a copy on our website too at Nine, the network that once represented itself as the national broadcaster, has lost its way. Its futile attempts to prevent other media from reporting a court document were bad enough. But before they gave up last Friday they sank to the very bottom. That notice was sent to Fairfax and News Ltd. Nine was demanding they reveal who'd given them copies of the affidavit. It's hard to imagine a more hypocritical attack on press freedom by a media company. Fairfax called it "unprecedented and outrageous". News Ltd said: Why was Nine so desperate to suppress the affidavit? The allegations it contains are more than simply claims of a poisonous and vicious culture. According to Llewellyn he was pressured to retaliate to this report by Seven's 'Today Tonight'. When Kerry Francis Bullimore Packer decided it was time to leave us, his son, heir and successor James Packer, became the richest kid in the nation. And if you believe what you read, underwent a major transformation.

Two weeks before his father died, James was a rich kid with a bad memory, trying to explain before a judge how he lost hundreds of millions of dollars of shareholders money by investing in telephone company One.Tel, of which he was a director.

Llewellyn's sworn statement claims

that PBL chief executive John Alexander wanted to respond with a Channel 9 story attacking Seven's chairman Kerry Stokes. But corporate meddling in editorial decisions isn't confined to Channel 9. Last week the ABC announced that it would not publish 'Jonestown', the long-awaited biography of powerful broadcaster Alan Jones. The author is the distinguished 'Four Corners' reporter Chris Masters, who's spent four years scouring the life and times of the controversial Sydney broadcaster.

ABC Enterprises commissioned Masters to write the book, but on Thursday afternoon they rang him to say

they were dropping the project. Why? Well, Chris Masters told the ABC's 'Lateline': I'd heard that the board had taken an interest in the book. And it's unusual, I would think, for the board to be interested in something from ABC Enterprises. If this has happened before, I'm not aware of it. Neither are we. So how did the ABC board become involved? As part of the exhaustive legal checking from any defamation action, to ensure the book can be defended to go back to his sources the lawyers asked Masters and double check their claims. Some of his research inquiries lawyers found their way to Alan Jones' arrived at the ABC. and early this month this letter this is weak. As legal threats go, don't have the book, Alan Jones and his lawyers on speculation so the letter is based about what it might contain.

of Jones' legal threats, But the ABC board was aware and that's how the trouble began. to justify The board asked ABC Enterprises

why it was publishing the book and that report was taken to the board last Thursday. Media Watch understands ABC Enterprises made out a strong case for publishing the book despite the legal threats. There was a good case to be made for the book on editorial grounds. Jones is a major media and political figure without a major biography. The outside editorial consultant the ABC brought in to supervise the editing of 'Jonestown' described the book as "considered, meticulous and balanced". The only hurdle that remained was a final written legal opinion by a leading barrister, Terry Tobin QC, who had reviewed the book. Tobin had already told the ABC defended in court. that the book could be successfully

Robyn Watts, The head of ABC Enterprises, report wanted to see his written on publication. before making a final decision But the board wouldn't wait. their meeting last Thursday, A couple of hours after

and issued this statement. Robyn Watts rang Masters is accurate. We don't believe that media release the decision to can the Jones' book Media Watch understands and editors of ABC Enterprises, was made not by the publishers but by the ABC board. ABC Enterprises had gone to the board earlier that day with a commercial and editorial case for publication. And that case is backed up by the vigorous interest of other Australian publishers that are now chasing Masters with offers to buy the book. The ABC has already spent over $100,000 on 'Jonestown' that will have to be written off as a straight loss, while the profits and the plaudits for the book go to another publisher. That doesn't seem like good commercial decision making to us. Direct involvement of the board in such decisions has to create the perception that the ABC is editorially timid, or worse, of powerful men like Alan Jones. vulnerable to the influence Thanks for joining us. We'll see you next week. International. Captioning and Subtitling Captions by This program is captioned live. Making news tonight - holding a kidnapped soldier, Palestinian militants, to meet their demands. have given Israel 24 hours The soldier was captured a week ago. The militants want prisoners released - 1,500 Palestinian will face the consequences. otherwise, they say, Israel Israel shows no signs of complying and has intensified its military push into Gaza. The States have flatly rejected Peter Costello's proposal for extended Commonwealth powers. The Treasurer wants all financial control, including over ports,

handed over to the Federal Government. Premiers acknowledge reform is needed, but agree that Mr Costello is going about it the wrong way. The eight-year-old girl murdered last week in a Perth shopping centre has been laid to rest. Hundreds of mourners were told that Sofia Rodriguez-Urrutia Shu would be remembered as a kind and caring child, with a contagious smile. And a big milestone Australian invention. for an enduring in a small Sydney workshop, From humble beginnings 50 years at our fingertips. the Roll-A-Door has notched up and became It replaced tilting models, of Australian suburbs as much a part

and the Victa lawnmower. as the Hills Hoist clothes line is hosting an exhibition. the National Museum To mark the occasion -

national weather - Now, tomorrow's early drizzle in Canberra, a few showers for Sydney, mainly fine in Brisbane and fine in the other capital cities. 'Lateline' is on just after 10:30pm. This program is not subtitled