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(generated from captions) Welcome to A Current Affair. Great to be with you. First, sensational new evidence in what's become known as the Iguana-gate scandal. Tonight, the career of controversial MP Belinda Neal is on the line as a former loyal staffer comes clean over the affair. detailing foul language and verbal threats. That was the first time I realised that there was a problem. and have yet to announce their findings. The PM says he's awaiting the outcome of that police investigation. Meanwhile, A Current Affair has made repeated requests to interview Belinda Neal. All have been declined. made her an inspiration to us all. Her determination also made her a wonderful role model. In a moment, breast cancer advocate Sarah Murdoch. First, an emotional Tracy Bevan, Jane's close friend and general manager of the McGrath Foundation. Jane was my closest friend and I'll miss her so much. I promised her I'd continue her work and the McGrath Foundation. and 42 when she passed away. She felt so blessed to live in Australia and call Australia home. There wasn't a day that we didn't used to think that normal girls from England live a such a fantastic life in Australia with two little children each and being married to two wonderful men, part of the Australian cricket team. Not only that, the Australian cricket team was part of your family which, for 12 years, and Glenn obviously for more, has just been amazing. So on behalf of my beautiful friend, I would like to thank everyone in Australia. Sarah, thanks for being with us. Jane was so determined to beat this illness, it seems incredibly unjust that she wasn't able to, doesn't it? Absolutely. Whenever anyone saw Jane, she was, ironically, a picture of health. She was always glowing, she was always smiling. She just always seemed so strong and a think no one imagined that this day would come. It is a shock. She was more than just a role model for women with breast cancer and I guess people with cancer generally. She was a beacon, wasn't she? Absolutely. The way she fought her battles, one after another. What you said was right - she really is a role model. Many women, many people are going through breast cancer diagnosis as we speak and they looked at her as a pillar of strength, which she absolutely was. I think part of the shock is that this seemed to come so suddenly. Did you have any idea how sick she had become? No, I didn't. I had obviously met Jane on a number of occasions - me as patron of the Breast Cancer Foundation and her with the McGrath Foundation - and I saw her at Breast Cancer Month last year and she seemed fantastic, on top of the world. What is her legacy, do you think? I think what is incredible is that even though she was going through battle after battle, she chose to be public about it. I cannot even imagine what it would be like going through a diagnosis like that and the treatment. Most people would choose to be private but Jane chose to be public, only to help other people. I think that is incredible. It takes incredible courage, incredible strength and integrity to fight that battle and be out there helping people. So there she was starting the McGrath Foundation and starting the breast-care nurses. Our research has proven that having breast-care nurses there with a patient during diagnosis, through treatment, talking to specialists and doctors has proven to have a healthier outcome for those patients. For women who are coping with breast cancer and fighting their own battle, how important has it been for the past 11 years to see someone like Jane so stoically, well, seemingly beating the cancer into submission? I am telling you, Tracy, I think when you see someone fighting so courageously you wonder how you would react in that same situation. I just wonder whether I would be able to be that strong. Would I be able to always have that public face of smiling and strength? And I don't know, I think it takes a special kind of person. Our hearts go out to Glenn. It is hard to imagine one without the other, isn't it? I have to say, in that partnership, Glenn has just been brilliant and has been so inspirational to so many husbands and fathers who are out there trying to support their wives. Sarah, thanks for your time. Thanks, Tracy. for breast cancer just go to the website: And our thoughts are with Glenn and his family - at this very sad time. Now for a change of pace - and the man it seems Australia just can't get enough of Gordon Ramsay. It appears the feeling is mutual - with news he's set to open a new restaurant - Downunder. You may be lucky to have an autograph. Be aware he doesn't pose for photos. CHEERING Thank you, Gordon. I don't play on it and I don't provoke it, it just happens and it's gone a little bit wild out there. The Ramsay rush has well and truly reached boiling point. I can go home now! I came down here on Friday from Tamworth and I drove down at, like, 2:30 in the morning. How long have you been in this queue? Since about 11:30. And what time is it now? About 12:45. Of course there's regrets and situations that blow out of hand, but that's the nature of the beast. and there's easily a couple of thousand of them - have been waiting for four hours to see superchef Gordon Ramsay. Now, he's not a Hollywood celebrity, he's not a rock star, but somehow this charming and very honest Scotsman has won the hearts of Australia and we're coming back for seconds, especially the ladies. I got a kiss. It was worth it. Sorry, I'm just all overcome! I'd meet him again. I'd stand in the line for two hours again. Gordon, we love you. It's full-on. We have a problem here and there's a f-----g issue with the food. Now f-----g Mr Chipmunk in the corner is pissed off the fact that I'm telling him something constructive. I've never ever sat through a 'Kitchen Nightmares'. I find that hard to believe. I swear to God. I'll see snippets, I'll hear about it. I'm embarrassed to sit there and think, "Oh, God, indigestion. Oh, pesto caked in mould." Oh, f-----g hell. How dare you cook me a lunch out of this kitchen when you know full well how filthy your kitchen is. Gordon Ramsay and his family spoke exclusively to 'A Current Affair's Ben Fordham. Gordon admits he's come a long way. Your dad was an alcoholic, you mum was a victim of domestic violence, your brother was a heroin addict. Yeah. No. The chance of any form of success were pretty slim. Of course it was hurtful watching Mum put on sunglasses in the middle of winter with two black eyes, of course it was quite an eye-opener watching my brother shoot heroin into his arm. So what do you do? Do you sit there and indulge or do you get out of it? I got out of it and I got out of it quick. So who's the better cook? Mum or Dad? Both. Both. Dad. I'm a father and I have children of my own. I'm surrounded by children constantly. You don't like it... ..when he says swear words. You guys don't say swear words, do you? No. You hypocritical f---ers! Seriously. What do you reckon? It's quite intimidating, really. And you've lost your voice? And I've lost my voice. But his renowned sense of humour was still intact. You've got a little bit of spinach there. No, I don't. That joke rings a bell. You've got a little bit of spinach in your teeth. Liar! switch the f------g television over, you d-------. Go upstairs and make love to your wife for the first time in three months. to have his first Aussie restaurant in Melbourne, open within 18 months and will employ a local chef to run the kitchen. After the break - guilty or innocent? The woman who made the Schapelle Corby documentary has her say. Now to the Australian film-maker who followed Schapelle Corby and her family for three years. Janine Hosking's powerful documentary has put the Corby case well and truly back into the headlines and exposed serious flaws in the defence team. His sentence is life sentence for you. You took the word of a liar and he's one of your people. How dare you! about Schapelle Corby. No, I'm not taking the rap for anyone. Well, I am, but I don't know who. and this is what the audience are going to see. And you believe her. You absolutely believe her. There seems to be a lot of marijuana around the family in various forms and various different personalities that come in and out of the story and may or may not be related. She's not naive, she's not silly. She's very clever, she's very calculating. She knows exactly what's happening all the time. There's revelations from her Balinese lawyer and, from behind the scenes, like this scene where mobile phone salesman Ron Bakir, who bankrolled some of her defence, coaches Schapelle in how to act. Just say, "Help me, Australia." That's right. What was that? "Help me." I told her to say that and I don't have a problem with that. from Schapelle's former Aussie lawyer Robin Tampoe. Baggage handlers didn't put the drugs in the bag. Nothing to do with it. I think what happens is we had been with these people so long they forget that the camera is there and I think that's the ultimate moment in documentary. I've never met the girl. I don't know nobody. There's also this phone call from Ronnie Vigenza, the man named as the alleged owner of the drugs in Schapelle's bag. It was just what he told A Current Affair three years ago Are they your drugs? No. seen that much drugs in my life. We got locked in a cage because everyone wants to kill her. In tomorrow night's episode, we go into Schapelle's cell inside Kerobokan prison. Another day in the land of the gods. I think that's one of the most riveting scenes and Schapelle shot that herself. I wouldn't wish this situation on anyone. Conditions inside Kerobokan have become a way of life for Schapelle and nine other Australians, the so-called Bali Nine who are also serving time there. Last year I visited the jail with Vicki Czugaj, mother of drug mule Michael Czugaj, I think it's disgusting. I think it's totally cruel. To me it's an absolute tragedy that this young woman's in that jail and it's a tragedy that they've split with the defence team have been completely ruined. It's that bitter destruction we see tomorrow night. If they can use any opportunity to blame you, they will blame you. She got 20 years. They were saying at the beginning they will get her acquitted. I hate them. I think I could kill those people. These are the biggest, the biggest pile of trash I've ever come across in my life. And the second and final part of that documentary 'Schapelle Corby - The Hidden Truth' airs tomorrow night, exclusively on the Nine Network from 8:30. When we come back, ready to rumble - Jeff Fenech and Azumah Nelson. At Bakers Delight, our fresh scones are a flavour sensation. And to prove it, we're bringing in a scone expert. That thing over there... Oh, beautiful! (EXCLAIMS) Try Choc Mud. Well, I never! Mmm! Bakers Delight scones. You've earned it, love. The new Sealy Posturepedic Comfort Support System gives you orthopaedically correct back support and a perfect Sealy night's sleep. # What you really, really love is a Sealy night's sleep. # Former champ Jeff Fenech out of retirement and back in the ring against arch-rival - Azumah Nelson. And for the weigh-in with both boxers we cross live to reporter Nick Etchells. They're dubbing this the final round. Azumah Nelson and Jeff Fenech meeting for the third and final time. I'm joined by Nick Jeff Fenech. The last on a 16 years ago. A I still look as good. You're 44 and as soon it's 49. You've made a lot of money out of the fight and you approved everything you need to prove so why? He knocked me out and I'm not going to let him do it this time. It's for some closure. I'd have put on a great fight for the Australian public. You've to go into the way in our will let you get ready for that. In the meantime I want to talk to Mick Gatto at the Carlton identity who has been with Jeffs throughout the whole training. He looks very fit? He's tip-top. He's ready to go. He's the best trainer by him side. Mick has been in his own heavyweight Starship today with broadcaster Daren hinge. We'll have that interview tomorrow night. For now it's after the weigh-in with Mark Warren. Were please make welcome to the scales the grey suits at all African fighter of all time. A three-time world champion from Ghana - of the professor - Azumah Nelson. professor - Azumah Nelson. 69 kilograms Stowe he comes under 6985. The professor, Azumah Nelson. Ladies and gentlemen one of Australia's greatest fighters. Three-time world champion three different weight divisions. From New South Wales, Sydney Australia Jeff Fenech. 68.5. For we'll leave them there. And Jeff Fenech's 'final round' with Azumah Nelson I Roberta Williams. I don't think you why Roberta Williams. The you've got guts. Good evening ... The A-C-T Government has been urged to reveal its plan for eight former school sites.

being ignored, with the Parliament today passing new laws to end the single wheat desk. considering providing a local renal service in Cooma. I'll have another update in an hour, Goodnight.