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(generated from captions) Four men to be charged with

affray after a violent brawl affray after a violent brawl at

Sydney Airport leaves one dead,

and sparks fears of a biky turf war. Kevin Rudd prepares war. Kevin Rudd prepares for

his first face to face meeting

with Barack Obama - the focus

Afghanistan and revamping the

world's financial institutions.

A day after becoming

Australia's first elected

female Premier Anna Bligh turns

her attention to the Queensland

oil spill, saying there's

months of work to be done. A

century to Man of the Series

Johns Mitchell Johnson gives

Australia something to be Australia something to be happy

about after being thrashed in

the third Test against South Africa.

Live. This Program is Captioned

Good morning, it's Monday, 23

March, I'm Joe O'Brien. March, I'm Joe O'Brien. I'm

Virginia Trioli, the top story

on ABC News Breakfast - four

men have been charged with

affray over the murder of a man affray over the murder of a

in the middle of Sydney's

domestic airport. Up to 15

members of a bikie gang

attacked the 29-year-old man

with metal bars, he died later

in hospital. Police are

reviewing security footage of

the brawl, which happened early

in the afternoon in the

airport's departure lounge. If

you have views or opinions on

any of the stories we are covering:

In other news - the Prime

Minister Kevin Rudd flies Minister Kevin Rudd flies out

face-to-face meeting to the US for his first

face-to-face meeting with

President Barack Obama, the

leaders expected to discuss

ways to reform the global

banking system and a greater

role for China in the role for China in

International Monetary Fund,

Australia's military commitment

to Afghanistan will be

discussed. Anna Bligh turns her

attention to the oil spill

clean-up on Queensland's coast.

A day after becoming the first

elected female Premier, saying

the clean-up from the 'Pacific

Adventurer' will take at least

two months, while workers have

done a wonderful job it's a big

logistical exercise, it's a

great job. We'll speak to Anna

Bligh at 20 past 7. Disgraced

Judge Marcus Einfeld has broken

his silence on his jail

sentence. He said on Four

Corners that he's sorry for

what he did. He's begun a

2-year sentence for lying over

a $75 speeding fine and is on a $75 speeding fine and is

Four Corners this evening. Four Corners this evening. The

Federal Government set to

allocate billions for 26

Aboriginal communities for housing. Indigenous Affairs

Minister Jenny Macklin said the

communities were selected for

their potential to become

economic hubs, it's part of the

initiative to close a 17 year

gap in life expectancy between

indigenous and non-indigenous

Australia. Four countries

agreed to host the Premier

League cricket tournament.

India's general election is set

to take place during the IPL

tournament, and the Government

says all safety measures will

be needed to cover be needed to cover it. The

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will

fly on to the G-20 Summit in

London after meeting Barack

Obama in the US. Australia is

the chair of a G-20 working

group, and will push for group, and will push for a

greater role for China in

International Monetary greater role for China in the

Fund. The International

Monetary Fund set up at the end Monetary Fund set up at the

of the World War II needs to

have more resources than it

currently has, more flexibility

than it has to intervene early

with emerging crisis, a reform we talked with other governments about around the

world is providing more

resources for the IMF and

greater flexibility, it means a

greater role for China,

everyone expects China to put

its money on the table, but in

the IMF China's voting rights

are the same as Belgium and the

Netherlands, let's get up with

the reality of the 21st

century. Prime Minister Kevin

Rudd speaking yesterday, Ben

Worsley joins us from Canberra

for more. We have a well-travelled Prime Minister

Kevin Rudd, but this trip, the

importance of which can't be

exaggerated, can it? I don't exaggerated, can

think it's too much of a

stretch to say it's his most

important trip so far, important trip so far, meeting

Barack Obama, speaks for

itself, and that photograph

alone is worth quite a lot to

any Prime Minister around the

world, you would imagine. After

that he moves on to Europe and London, specifically for the

G-20 meeting, but in the United

States, the meeting with Obama

is a four-pronged meeting, if

you like, he'll discuss the you like, he'll discuss

United States latest strategy

in Afghanistan, and we'll most

likely find out what

implications that has for

Australians - Australia's

deployment. Both offices are

playing down the prospect of a

direct plea for more Australian

troops, but it's on the table

and has been the point of much

speculation over previous

weeks, they'll discuss the

US-Australian alliance broadly,

policy within Australia's rugby

leaguon, the Asia Pacific region, specifically the growth

of China, and what both

countries take to this G-20

meeting in London. Specifically, there Kevin Rudd

will be outlining his vision

for the reform of the IMF

itself - Australia is, as the

bulletin referred to, the bulletin referred to, the chair

of the working group on reform

of international financial institutions. Now, it doesn't

sound exciting, but you can

imagine Kevin Rudd being like a

kid on Christmas morning,

because it's right up his

alley, and his... It's right at

the centre of the international debate, that's where the action

is. It is, and if Australia

wanted to be a player on the

international stage, it doesn't

always get a chance to be a

major player, this is possibly

one of those chances, Kevin

Rudd, as he referred to in that

interview there yesterday,

wants China to get a much

greater role. He wants the

structure of the IMF to reflect structure of the IMF to

the current international

reality, not that which was

created after World War II.

Europe has 32% voting rights,

China 3.7% compared to

Australia's 1.5%, there's no

way in the world that reflects current international current international reality.

Kevin Rudd points out that the

IMF is about $800 billion IMF is about $800 billion short

of the capital it might be

required to pump into

developing countries, if foreign banks withdraw foreign banks withdraw from

those markets, China is the

obvious source to fill the

shortfall, but he says shortfall, but he says China

must get a greater say in the

IMF if the rest of the world

can ask for it to step up with

that sort of money. Kevin Rudd

will meet with Timothy

Geithner, and Ben Bernanke, I understand. And Hillary

Clinton, it's understood. So

yeah, two of the key to yeah, two of the key to the

United States financial and

economic hierarchy, economic hierarchy, the

Treasury Secretary, and the Fed

reserve chair, and also reserve chair, and also the Secretary of State Hillary

Clinton. And then, it's off to

London where it's - with that

meeting with the G-20. We

expect his stance to create

some sort of tension, if you

like, within the G-20, the

European countries have been

resistant and continue to be

resistant to any sort of reform

that may see a decline in their

own hold over the IMF, but it

is one of those international

tours of Kevin Rudd's that is

less likely to attract the

criticism of previous tours

from the Opposition, at least.

He's been labelled Kevin 747,

but at times like these it will

be churlish to criticise the

visit. What he gets out remains

to be seen, he's set lofty

goals, he's confident for what

it's worth of achieving them. Good to

them. Good to talk. Returning

to the story from Sydney, where

a man was beaten to death in

the departure area at Sydney

Airport. Rachel Mealey joins us

from the Sydney Central Court.

There's been a development in

this story in the last half

hour. What's happened. Four hour. What's happened. Four men

have been charged over

yesterday's assault at Sydney Airport. They are expected to

appear in the building behind

me at Central Local Court me at Central Local Court here

in Sydney later today.

Obviously the security for

their court appearance will be

a big priority for police. This

looks like it is part of an

escalating turf war over drugs between Sydney's bikie gangs. Take us

gangs. Take us through exactly

what happened there

yesterday. Well, just after

1:30 yesterday afternoon at the

Qantas terminal a flight from

Melbourne to Sydney landed and

a group of men got off that

plane and were walking through

the terminal when they were set

upon by a group of men who had

gone to the airport to confront

them. Incredible melee ensued

throughout the terminal in throughout the terminal in a

number of arse, the most

serious in the departures, -

number of areas, the most

serious in the departures, the

check-in area, the metal

bollards used to separate the

queues were used as queues were used as weapons,

they were picked up and people

were bashed with those metal

bollards. Now, it was an

incredibly frightening event

for a lot of the people in the

terminal, and a 28-year-old

Sydney man was killed. He was

treated by some of the

passengers waiting in line at

the terminal, but it seems he

was put into an ambulance and

he died either on the way to

hospital or shortly after

arriving at hospital. This was

all witnessed by people waiting

to catch a plane. That's the

terrifying part of this, normal

people who turned up to hop on

to their flights from the

Qantas terminal had to be

witnesses to a gruesome crime

as this. Throughout the morning

we'll bring you some of the

accounts of those horrifying

experiences. A experiences. A woman, Cannes

Film Festival was in tears,

telling our - Naomi Constantine

was in tears, telling our

cameras about what she'd seen.

She was standing beside this

man, and he was next to her

when he was bashed to death.

You can imagine how

traumatising some of the people

found those events. We found those events. We have

spoken to you about a couple of

incidents that have been

allegedly bikie related, has

there been a suggestion that

those incidents might be

connected with what happened

yesterday? Look, Joe, all I can

tell you this morning is what

we've been witness ing in

Sydney is an increase in bikie

related crime. There's been

drive by shootings across

Sydney's west, which the Sydney

gang squad, a specially

commissioned crime squad within

the NSW Police has been put on

to investigate these crimes.

Now, if you are remember a

month ago there was a bombing

at a Hell's Angels clubhouse in

Petersham in Sydney's inner

west. It seems this morning

that all of these events have

been linked and been linked and yesterday's

event was a retaliation. Some

people are saying this morning

that yesterday's death was a

wrongful death, they didn't

mean to cause the death of this

man, and it's reported also

that he is the brother of that he is the brother of a

Hells Angel's member, there are

conflicting stories about who

is a member of a bikie gang, and what gang they are a member

of. A lot of work for police in Sydney. Thanks Rachel Mealey

for that. Pakistan's Chief Justice Ifitkhar Muhammad

Chaudhry has been reinstated,

he was cheered on by hundreds

of triumphant supporters 16

months after his surprise sacking. The Government's

decision to restore Mr Chaudhry

raised hopes of an end to a

debilitating crisis that has

brought the nation a standstill

at times. Brian Abbott

reports. Cheering supporters

gathered at the home of

gathered at the home of the

Chief Justice and sang the

national anthem. The flag of

the Supreme Court of Pakistan

was raised outside Mr

Chaudhry's home, he was not

present, but many believed he

would be watching events from

inside. We have restored

partially to some extent the

justice system in this great

victory, we hope to address

ourselves to other issues in

due course. Ifitkhar Muhammad

Chaudhry was a symbol of

assistens to former assistens to former President President General Pervez

Musharraf, after refusing to

quit in the face of pressure

from the then President and his

intelligent chiefs, he was

suspended on 9 March 2007.

Protesting lawyers spearheaded

a campaign demanding the

reinstatement of sack ed judges

and demanding the independence

of the judiciary, the fate of the judiciary, the fate of

Ifitkhar Muhammad Chaudhry was

embraced by Benazir embraced by Benazir Bhutto's

People's Party and now People's Party and now the

Nawaz Sharif Muslim League. Ms

Bhutto's widower refused to reinstate Ifitkhar Muhammad

Chaudhry when he swept to

power. He won reinstatement

after political activists,

including Mr Nawaz Sharif

joined a long march protest to

Islamabad. President Asif Ali

Zardari agreed to the

reinstatement last Monday. Now

he is the Chief Justice of

Pakistan, and we can expect

that all the wrong doings of

the past will be no more, and

this justice should be seen,

not only done. The

not only done. The celebrations over the Ifitkhar Muhammad Chaudhry reinstatement Chaudhry reinstatement bring

the hope much many, that it

will signal a new era of

respect for Pakistan's judicial

system. Now let's look at the

front pages of the newspapers front pages of the newspapers - the Australian - Kevin Rudd

will lobby the G-20 to give

China a bigger role in China a bigger role in the International Monetary International Monetary Fund.

The Courier Mail - elected

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh

moves quick to make good on

election promises, Financial

Review - Anna Bligh's win in the Queensland election the Queensland election boosts

Kevin Rudd's chances in the

state in the next Federal

election. The Herald Sun -

residents of Marysville spent

the weekend returning to their

town beginning a bushfire

recovery. The Daily Telegraph.

The escalation of gang violence

in Sydney has finally pushed the State Government into

action. Sydney Morning Herald action. Sydney Morning Herald -

NSW Premier niece Nathan Rees

announce ed he'll meet announce ed he'll meet the

Police Minister Andrew Scipione

to discuss antibikie gang

legislation. Adelaide

Advertiser - South Australian

voters oppose the State Labor

Government's plan to move Government's plan to move the Royal Adelaide Hospital, it has

a photo of Jamie Whincup,

celebrating his back-to-back

Clipsal 500 victory Clipsal 500 victory yesterday.

The Northern Territory News - a

taxi driver who almost lost an

eye after being attacked by a

drunken reveller is the latest

in a series of attacks on cabbies. Western cabbies. Western Australian

roads to be installed with

cameras capable of measuring

speeds over distances under a

plan to reduce speeding plan to reduce speeding reports

The West Australian. The The

Mercury - Lisa Singh wants an

independent spect rate to clean

up Risdon Prison's battered

image. A State Government

assessment says Victoria's

climate change policies make no

difference to the greenhouse

emission, according to the The

Age. Top stories - four Age. Top stories - four men

have been charged with affray

over a violent brawl leading to

the death of a man at Sydney 's

dom disk airport. The

29-year-old beat en with metal

bars, there are fears bars, there are fears the

attack could be part of a turf

war between rival bikie gangs. The Prime Minister to fly to

the US for his first

face-to-face meeting with Barak

Obama, the leaders are expected

to discuss ways to reform the

global banking system and

Australia's military commitment

to Afghanistan. Anna Bligh

turns her attention to

Queensland's oil spill, days

after becoming the first

elected female Premier. The

clean-up from the 'Pacific

Adventurer' spill will take at

least another two months she

says. To finance news, and US

President Obama throws his

support behind his support behind his embattled

Treasury Secretary Tim

Geithner, saying he will not

accept his resignation even accept his resignation even if

it was offered. Tim Geithner

will unveil new plans to use

tax-payer funded money to clear

toxic assets off US banks

books, the Treasury Secretary

faces criticism over his

failure to stop AIG paying

millions in bonuses. The White

House has been forced to defend

plans to clear toxic assets

before the overhaul was announced. The administration

expect to sing up to expect to sing up to $100

billion into its - sink up to

$100 billion into in this

latest initiative.

Representatives of Barack Obama

appeared on talk shows. The

basic idea is outlining the

details of a public/private

partnership, live Everaging

money from the Government to

private sector, so the Government isn't in the

business fz overpaying for

assets. I think we'll have

sensible strategy going

forward, the President forward, the President drawing

a distinction. We understand

firms are only in existence

because the Government stepped

in and supported them, the kind

of restriction you put on them,

the taxpayers are involved and

that makes sense. What we are

talking about now is private

firms kind of doing us a

favour. Coming into this market

to help us buy the toxic assets

off banks balance sheets, and I

think they under the President

realises they are in a

different category. I am not

sure that this is going to

build confidence until we see

how it works, it didn't work

when secretary Paulson tried to

do it. It should have been done

starting 1 October. I hope they

follow through and that it

works It's different to what

secretary Paulson did, what Tim

Geithner proposed, I think he's

doing a good job given the

inherited problems, one of the

things he did was put forward,

unlike the Bush Administration

a plan to reduce foreclarges,

it's the rush of foreclosures

that are a problem. He came up

with a plan and offering help

for those not facing foreclosure. Democrat foreclosure. Democrat Barnaby

Franklin Wharf. Let's have a look at look at finance. . Let's have a look at finance. osures, it's the rush of foreclosures that are a problem. He came up with a plan and offering help for those not facing foreclosure. Democrat Barnaby Frank. Let's have a look at finance. inherited problems, one of the

things he did was put forward, unlike the Bush Administration a plan to reduce foreclosures, it's the rush of foreclosures that are a problem. He came up with a plan and offering help for those not facing foreclosure. Democrat Barnaby Frank. Let's have a look at finance.

In a few In a few minutes Vanessa

O'Hanlon here with a look at

the weather. Also ahead a

review of sum of today's

newspapers, this morning we'll

be joined by Monash University

Lectorer Waleed Ally. South

Africa thrashes Australia

inside four days by an innings

and 20 runs, Paul Harris taking

six wickets, Dale Steyn taking

three, here are the final eight wickets to fall.

lecturer Waleed Ally. South Africa thrashes Australia inside four days by an innings and 20 runs, Paul Harris taking six wickets, Dale Steyn taking

three, here are the final eight wickets to fall.

Bryce McGain, will he be

part of history again.

We saw Andrew McDonald make

50, the only other moment of

celebration the maiden century

for Mitchell Johnson, belting

123 from 103 balls, this is how

he did it.

Yes, you little beauty, a six

wins it. What a moment wins it. What a moment for

Andrew Johns. What a way to go

to 100. That's a stunning

performance. Now, as we told

you briefly earlier, the you briefly earlier, the Indian

Premier League will be played outside India this year, South

Africa is in the running to be

handed the hosting rights.

England has its hand up. Let's

here from the league boss and owner. It's logistically a big challenge, I don't know if you

are aware that the IPL is the

single biggest logistic

tournament in the world out of

all sporting tournaments,

because we land across multiple

venues, with multiple teams,

most tournaments take place in

two or three cities, we'll be

in eight or nine cities, we'll

take care of that. Our teams

are moving into various

countries from tomorrow night

and we'll have a final schedule

as to which country we'll be in

by tomorrow evening. I think

as team owners, all eight of us

decided to stick together and

see this through, it is important it doesn't

stop. That's Charder, a

Bollywood star, the owner of

the Calcutta Knight Riders, I

think they are called. We'll

see what happens, South Africa

probably getting the IPL. Now,

the big English Premier League

game was Liverpool versus Aston

Villa, the Reds hoping to move

within one point of Manchester

United. A win for Villa could

cheep Champions League chances

alive. This is what happened. - could keep Champions League

chances alive. This is what happened.

The referee pointed to the

spot. He has delivered. He does

place it in the corner for a

soup ecial fourth Liverpool goal.

Torres through to make it

five, he goes down. The keeper

knows he's in trouble. Did you

doubt him? So the end score

5-0, Steven Gerrard kicking

three, Liverpool turning the

competition on its competition on its head,

Manchester United lost 2-0 to Fulham. What about the Fulham. What about the Cricket,

Mitchell Johnson, I'm concentrating on his concentrating on his innings,

not much else to cheer about

I'll be the miseryguts, Bryce

McGain is absolutely been

ripped into by the Australian

media. With justification, do

you think? He's just recorded, you think? He's just

I think, the greatest economy

rate in history, the greatest

being the worst. He was belted

over - all over the park. I think South Africa played

without any care, so they

wanted to take him on, once wanted to take him on,

they started hitting him, it

got worse and worse for him.

Jacque Kallis was four. I think

he made four singles in an hour

and a half been McGain came on,

Prince started hitting McGain

around, Kallis got in on the

act and hit sixes, Andrew

McDonald was hit for four sixes

by AB de Villiers, it wasn't

just McGain, and Mitchell

Johnson was going for about 6

an over at one stage. South

Africa had nothing to lose.

They had their eye in. It's

not the only Test I hope that

Bryce Mcanyone plays The

batting - McGain place.Ed The

batting line-up wasn't

firing. Good to see Andrew

McDonald making a 50.

Impressing his Ashes tour

chances. It was a dead chances. It was a dead rubber,

South Africa would be pleased

theyEd the two series 3-3. It's

probably where it sits, they

were very even throughout. They

played six, winning three. I

think Australia would be better

about the situation, because

having tied 3-3, Australia was

at its bottom basically rebuilding. South Africa is at

the peak of its powers, they'll

be disappointed. It's amazing

how it turns around from game

to game. They are even, the

shame for cricket lovers is we

won't see the two teams play

soon enough again. ABC News

Breakfast can be watched live

on the web from anywhere in the

world. Now here is Vanessa

O'Hanlon, and what's happening

on the weather front this

morning. Last week we were

keeping an eye on a low sitting

in the Coral Sea. It was

expected to become a cyclone,

it's sitting out there, it will

move south-west. The chance of

it becoming a cyclone is low.

In the east a trough triggering

showers and Storms over the

south-east. The trough in the

west causing showers and west causing showers and storms

over the south-west. As the

onshore winds ease on the

Queensland and NSW northern

coast they'll cause showers.

Over WA although tropical

cyclone Isla is out to sea, the

moisture is caught up in jet

stream winds and storms, light

showers over the south-east,

the cloud crossing Northern Queensland giving the odd

shower. Queensland - isolated

showers and thunderstorms over

northern and western Cape York

and the golf countries, showers

for the East Coast. NSW -

showers about the far North

Coast. Chance of storms over

the South Coast. In Victoria -

drizzle about the central and

Gippsland districts, the chance

of thunderstorms this afternoon

for East Gippsland. Tasmania

rsh rsh patches of morning fog,

isolated showers for the south

and coast. Cool to mild. South

Australia - fine, a few

isolated showers and isolated showers

thunderstorms in the far west.

Sfin and sunny in Adelaide. WA

- in the south-west, isolated

showers and thunderstorms -

heavier over east United

Kingdom la, light falls

expected along the - Eucla,

light falls expected along light falls expected along the

South Coast. Looking ahead to tomorrow: tomorrow: Eucla, light falls expected along the - Eucla, light falls expected along the South Coast. Looking ahead to

tomorrow: See you in tomorrow: See you in half an hour. hour.Fine and sunny in Adelaide. WA - in the south-west, isolated showers and thunderstorms - heavier

over east Eucla, light falls expected along the - Eucla, tomorrow: See you in half an South Coast. Looking ahead to light falls expected along the

The top story on ABC News

Breakfast - four men have been

charged with affray over a

violent brawl that led to the

death of a man at Sydney's

domestic airport. Up to 15 domestic airport. Up to 15 men,

thought to be members of a

bikie gang allegedly attacked

the 29-year-old man with metal

bars, he died in hospital.

Police are reviewing security

footage of the brawl, hag in

the airport - happening in the

airport departure lounge. This eyewitness give her account. Tell us what

happened I was standing near

the X-ray machine to put my

bags through, a huge group of

men, I would have said 20-30

came running through and just

started fighting and hitting

and yelling and then they ran

through the check-in, where all

the people check you in from behind. They came running

through, picking up the big

metal barrier polls, and

swinging them. Just swinging

them like swords at each other.

Then they were just - smashing,

like, the check-in -

self-check-in machines, and

then I saw one of the men lying

on the ground and another man

came up with a pole and just started smashing it into his

head. One of the eyewitnesses

from yesterday's attack. Clearly incredibly troubling to

see that. In South Australia

that state has taken the matter

into its own hands, and they

have put in place what they

call antibikie gang

legislationle the effectiveness

of that is yet to be seen, but

what should NSW do, we'd love

to hear your response to this terrible story over the

weekend. Send us an email: In

other news - the Prime Minister other news - the Prime

Kevin Rudd flies out to the US

this morning for his first face

to face meeting with Barack

Obama. The leaders are expected

to discuss ways to reform the

global banking system including

a greater role for China in International Monetary Fund, a greater role for China in the

Australia's military commitment

to Afghanistan will be

discussed. Anna Bligh turns her

attention back to the oil spill

clean-up on Queensland's

south-east coast days after

becoming the first elected

female Premier, Anna Bligh says

the clean-up from the 'Pacific

Adventurer' spill will take two

months. The Queensland Premier

says while works workers have

done a remarkable job, it's big

logistical exercise, we'll

speak to Anna Bligh at 7:20. Disgraced former Federal

Court Judge Marcus Einfeld

breaks his silence on his jail

sentence for perjury, sentence for perjury, speaking

to the ABC's Four Corners

program, he said he's program, he said

desperately sorry for what he

did. The former human right

advocate has begun a two-year

sentence for lying over a $75

speeding fine. The Federal

Government is set to allocate

billions for housing and other

infrastructure to 26 remote Aboriginal

Indigenous Affairs Minister Indigenous Affairs Aboriginal communities,

Jenny Macklin has told The

Australian the communities were

selected for their potential to

become economic hubs, it's part become economic hubs, it's

of the Rudd Government's

initiative to close the 17 year

gap in life expectancy between

indigenous and non-Indigenous

Australians. And Pope Benedict

celebrates an open air celebrates an open air mass in

front of more than a million

people in Angola's capital

Luanda, calling for peace in

Africa urging Angolans to

rebuild their country after

decades of Civil War, it was

the biggest event of his first

official visit to Africa. The

family of a soldier held by

Hamas in 2006 says Ehud Hamas in 2006 says Ehud Olmert

has two weeks to secure the

soldier's release. Supporters

of the family of shalted are

holding a vigil outside the Jerusalem residence of Jerusalem residence of the

Prime Minister. The crowd

gathered to mark an anniversary

knew in Israel could be proud

of. Sergeant Gilat Shalit has

been held by Hamas for 1,000

days, the 22-year-old soldier

was captured by militants in a

cross-border attack. The family lives in a lives in a nightmare.

TRANSLATION: It has been

1,000 days and nights since

you've been kidnapped by Hamas

into Gaza, we and you live in a

nightmare, and lack any

knowledge regarding your

fate. With two weeks before fate. With two weeks

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert

hands over to Benyamin

Netanyahu, the Gilat Shalit

family says the time should be

used to complete a prisoner

swap agreement with Hamas. TRANSLATION: Prime TRANSLATION: Prime Minister,

you and your professional aids

have two more weeks to act

decisively and creatively and

put into action everything that

is in Israel's ability to bring

about the res shoe of Gilat

Shalit before it's too

Shalit before it's too late. Mr

Ehud Olmert says the demands

were excessive and would turn

the matter to net reverse. Over

this period of time since Gilad

was captive, we demand Ehud

Olmert to take responsibility

on the life of every soldier he

send to a mission, it's bad

feeling to know the Israeli

Government are leaving Gillard

in the Hamas prison, and not taking responsibility on his

life. Hamas is demanding the

release of 1400 Palestinian

prisoners, including 450

long-serving inmates. Iraq may

not be the first place bringing

to mind when thinking about an

ideal holiday destination. The

country has started to lure the

lucrative tourist dollar with

the first sanctioned western

group to visit the country. A

British adventure travel

agencies organised the trip

through Iraq, it's the first

time a western tour group

entered the country since the

2003 invasion. The group of

eight, including Americans and

British have been visiting British have been visiting some

of the most recognised sites in

the country. We explored a

little of the Irbil area, back

to Baghdad, we've been to

Babylon, Nippur, Nafa, Warka

and Ur, Najaf. Kabula. It

included a stop to the

semi-autonomous Kurdish region,

and says tourism is a sign the

security situation is better. I

think it's great to see

Americans here it is tourists

and they are travelling, and

they visit Iraq, it shows that security has improved, things

are getting better for

security. But the security

forces aren't too far away. In

a country where suicide bombing

is common place, choppers

flying overhead and soldiers on

the streets are a welcome

detraction. These tourists were

optimistic that others will

follow their lead, making Iraq

their next holiday

destination. In a few years, as

the security situation

improves, I can see Iraq having

potential in the area of

tourism. While there's hope

held out for the future of

Iraq, Geoff Hann, the man

responsible for the tour

concedes there's a lot more

that needs to be done before

the industry has a chance. The

British reality TV star Jade

Goody has died in her sleep

after a very public battle with

cervical cancer The mother of

two and new life died on

Britain's Mother's Day. It has,

in this corner of Essex been a

sombre Mother's Day.

In her 20s, a mother of two,

the cruelty of cans ever is

stark. Her mother was seen

saying goodbye to the saying goodbye to the nurse,

and then after years of and then after years of living

in the media, this brief

statement. She would just like

this time for family and

friends, for private grieving,

and she thanks you for that.

So thank you. East Anglia,

that's abroad. Privacy was not

the way Jade goodbye lived her

life. Whatever you thought of

her, she was a star and a

reflection of our times. You

come in. I did not. Everyone's

in the shower. She missed out

on education, was prone to

volcanic outbursts and revealed

what many felt was a bullying

racist streak. She was a hero,

a woman overcoming a terrible

childhood. Her father a drug

addict, in and out of jail. And

turned an opportunity for fame

into a lucrative career. When

diagnosed with cancer, the

cameras kept rolling It was the

way she wanted it. Her life,

her death, in the spotlight

because she wanted it to be in

the spotlight. And it struck

home watching a wedding knowing

the bride had days to the bride had days to live. A

number of hospitals saw a rise

in younger women coming forward

for cervical smear tests I

believe she felt a

responsibility in these days of

suffering not to hide away and

take herself off in private but

to be brave enough and

courageous enough to allow us

to accompany her. This evening

her mother was out with the

cameras inspecting the growing

carpet of tributes. It wasn't

just fans, Gordon Brown issued

a statement praising her

courage. Jade Goody may have

divided opinion, but the nature

of her death moved many people.

The end of a life that has come

to symbolise our age of

celebrity. Kevin Rudd is on celebrity. Kevin Rudd is on his

way to Washington but a group of Australians are already

there. They spoke to North

American correspondent Michael

Rowland about some of the

issues that may be raised issues that may be raised when

Kevin Rudd sits with the US

President Obama. This report

from the ABC1 Insiders's

program. I'm Michael Rowland ,

a Washington correspondent. I'm

here at Ben's chilli bowl, a

popular eating house. For popular eating house. For more

than 50 years this place served

everyone from paupers to

Presidents, in fact, Barack

Obama created headlines

dropping in here unannounced

days before his days before his inauguration,

we are about to get the we are about to get the flavour

of the US-Australia relationship when Kevin relationship when Kevin Rudd

pops into the White House, so

I'm going to have a chat to

local Australians about Kevin

and Barack and a half-smoked

chili dog. Peter is head of the

Australians in Washington's

association, you must be

excited about the Prime

Minister hitting town I'm

excited about the whole

possibility, it's exciting to

see him coming here. How do you

see the personal relationship

forming between the two

leaders? I think they'll be

good. They are both younger

guys, energetic, the 24 hour

workload stuff, they thrive on

it. Barack Obama's hair is

going grey quickly. They are

young dynamic guys sharing

political views, I think

they'll get on well. Do you see

them building a close relation-that George W. Bush

has with John Howard. For

political leaders, they'll

avoid the impression they have

that kind of relationship. I

think Rudd will see Obama as

being a hard arse, a tough

guy. They have a lot of

important issues on the important issues on the agenda

to discuss, primarily, the

economy. There's a lot of

unemployment, you can see that,

and a lot of people waiting in

job queues. Australia is so

much better off than here, this

country here is right on the

cusp of falling into a hole. Do

you think while Kevin Rudd is

here, he'll get the hard word

from Barack Obama on sending

troops to Afghanistan. More

pressure than Rudd will

appreciate. Obama will need to

- Rudd will have to give it up

first, and then maybe Obama may

be will give something back. I

think there's more pressure think there's more pressure on

drawing it to a conclusion, and

if that means getting more

troops there so it can draw to

a conclusion quicker, there may

well be a request for that. The

most important question - what

are half smoked chilli dogs

really like Well, it's like

really like Well, it's like a

spicy pie, without the crust. Spicier than crust. Spicier than I thought

it was. I had the half it was. I had the half smoked

chilli dog without the chilli.

But the half smoked was good. Australia's Prime

Minister Kevin Rudd - have you

heard of him Not really. He's

coming into town this week to

meet with Barack Obama, I hear

he's a fan of chili docks, an

open invit igs to him Tell him

Rob says come on down and Rob says come on down and bring

Barack Obama with him. Don't

know how the Chile dogs will go

down with Kevin Rudd. I saw

how Kevin Rudd and Reyne have

lost weight. They turned up to

church Therese rein looking

slimmer and Kevin Rudd who had

been stacking on, dropping it,

they cannot have chili

dogs. From all the reports of

his work ethics, I find it

surprising that he would lose

any weight. All he does is sit

at his desk. He's on it. You

are watching ABC News

Breakfast. The top stories -

four men have been charged with affray over a violent brawl

lead tog the death of a man at

Sydney's domestic airport. The

29-year-old was allegedly

beaten with metal bars, there

are fears the attack could be

part of a wider turf war

between rival bikie gangs. The between rival bikie gangs.

Prime Minister to fly to the US

for a face-to-face meeting

for a face-to-face meeting with

Barack Obama, the leaders are

expected to discuss ways to

reform the global banking

system and Australia's military

commitment to Afghanistan. Anna

Bligh turns her attention to

Queensland's oil spill days after becoming Australia's first elected female first elected female Premier,

Anna Bligh saying the clean-up

from the 'Pacific Adventurer'

months. will take at least another two

It's as Papua New Guinean as

the bird of paradise, but the

practice of chewing beetel nut

is under threat. Port Moresby's

governor said chewing betel nut

is filthy, and bans many from

selling it. For many it's their

only source of income, they are

having to defy the ban. The red

stained smiles of betel nut

chewers greets you everywhere,

so does the rubbish the

practice generates. The city's

Governor has had enough. It's disgusting, people spit

anywhere, any time, any place

without regard for decency. To

beautify the city he banned the

sale of betel nuts in public

places. 80 rangers have been

employed to move people on,

forcibly if needed. They raided

this market twice. Unemployment

is high, and selling nuts is

many people's sole source of

income, they keep coming income, they keep coming back.

TRANSLATION: If they want to

beat us, let them beat us,

we'll still sell here. They

need to come and tell the

people to go away. They come

and destroy the tables, and

then destroy

everything. Governor Parkob had

to kaucks overzealous rangers

but is unapologetic about their

tactics. Unless people

cooperate, it seems that's the

only way to get the message

across. He says people can

continue to sell from their

homes and one designated area.

At this illegal market the

trees providing shade to

vendors have been chopped down. vendors have been chopped

It will be worse for those

defying the ban, there'll be

200 rangers roling the city,

enforcing the crackdown. Let's

look at the national papers, we

are joined by Monash University

lecturer Waleed Ally. Good

morning. Good morning again.

The Queensland election - The Queensland election - you

may have noticed happened over

the weekend. I did notice Hard

to miss T It's been in just

about every paper, everyone is

commenting on what this means

for the Rudd Government. Peter

Hutcher in the Sydney Morning

Herald has a reasonably

interesting take saying it is

better news for Julia Gillard

than it is for Kevin Rudd. Explain. I think it's a

bit simplistic, it's not a bad

idea, saying that it

demonstrates that the

Australian public is at a

position where it's prepared to

vote for a female as a leader,

a position as leadership. I

guess it's true. All the

equations are different when

you talk at the Federal level

rather than the State level.

Surely the issue with Gillard

will be whether she's a good

performer, there's a near

consensus that she is. It's one

element of the Queensland

election, you could say election, you could say another

of the election is that

incumbent Governments seem to

have a better chance of staying

in power if they are doing what

is perceived to be a g job in a

global crisis. That's another

point he made, he made three

points that are worth noting. Firstly, it demonstrates people

are not necessarily going to

blame an incumbent Government for extraordinary circumstances

at the moment. And that's very good news for Kevin Rudd

obviously. Second was the point

about gender. Third, this was

during, it was that the Labor

in Queensland had really

benefited from a leadership

change and the idea of keeping

things fresh, a message

directed at the Coalition,

something that the Coalition at

a Federal level failed to do previously. You spoke off air

with Ben Worsley, he had a

different take, I wonder what

you think, he didn't think the

voters thought about potential

leaders in terms of gender,

male, female, it was a matter

of whether they are delivering

or not, and of the economic

times in which they find

themselves, and clearly it was

better for Anna Bligh than Joan

Curnow or Carmen Lawrence. I

think it's true, gender becomes irrelevant. Only if there

aren't dreadful distractions

around that person, then it's a

lightning rod for

dissatisfaction. The real

question is if you have a

female candidate the equal of a

male candidate, are they

treated in equal terms, that's

statement by Chris Rock in hard to test. I'm reminded of a

statement by Chris Rock in the

United States, the comedienne,

when Barack Obama became

President and he was asked, "Do

you think American achieved

racial equality?", he said no,

they'll achieve racial equality

when a stupid black man becomes

President. That put it President. That put it nicely.

Kevin Rudd, moving to 'The

Australian', the front page is

devoting to Kevin Rudd's

impending trip to the US, and

on to London. Greg Sheridan has

an interestingly comment piece

beginning on the front page,

spilling to page 2, which talks

about the grand ambition of

what Kevin Rudd is trying to

achieve, trying to re-Mick the

global economic order, which is

put - remake the global

economic order, put that way

sounds grand. If not

grandiose Particularly the idea

of bringing the - increasing

China's role in the IMF. The

central blank underneath this

is Sheridan identifies - he

doesn't explain it with a great deal of direct deal of direct evidence into

Kevin Rudd's thinking - but an

interesting idea, is it's the

role of the developing world in

concerning the Prime Minister. economic matters that is

We know with all the developed

nations passing stimulus packages they can't afford

they'll have to get the money

from somewhere, and that

involves credit. That means

credit is less available in the

developing world. As that

happiness business in the

developing world freezes up and

we could look at mass poverty,

starvation. This is a major

element. Rudd's idea seems element. Rudd's idea seems to

be to cure this by bringing

China into the mix, we need to

find $800 billion, from

somewhere, it's not a small

amount of money. As far as you

have heard, does Rudd have much

support from from the

international community for the

strategy It seems to be early

days, no-one seems prepared to

call whether he has support. It

seems to be that he's well

placed to do it. He's well

positionled, he has key

contacts with people that

matter overseas, in the IMF,

but in other governments. It's

possible to argue that the possible to argue that

times seem to suit Kevin Rudd,

and his argument, and the

alignment of the stars poor as alignment of the stars poor

they are seem to suit they are seem to suit the

argument that he'll bring to

others in Washington making Washington, and there are

that at the same time. I think that at the same time. I

Barack Obama would actually be

relatively sympathetic, far relatively sympathetic,

more so than the previous administration would have been.

In a sense what we see around

the world is the emergence of a

political generation, Barack

Obama was clear on that in his

inauguration speech, saying inauguration speech, saying a

lot of the political debates of

the past are that, Kevin Rudd

seems to be trying to move in

that direction. He wasn't necessarily coming through with

that, with the consensus

approach to politics, was

he. No. Bit of a way to

go. There is an issue. That's a

post ideological approach,

that's the whole point. As many that's the whole point. As

Barack Obama's advisors say,

you don't have to necessarily

achieve a true consensus, you

just have to try to have a

consensus approach. No-one says

you get it, you may be the

first American President to

attempt it Abraham Lincoln

attempted it. In extenuating

circumstances. . More difficult

ones. In The Australian, in

the world section is coverage

of the diplomatic movements

between the US and Iran. Barack

Obama last week sent a video

message to the Iranian people

and leaders which was

conciliatory. Iran rebuffed it

saying, "Well, we'll change our

position when you actually

change your behaviour". It's

shadowboxing. A little bit.

There's two articles on this

page to do with Iran, they are interesting. The second one,

the smaller one, down the

bottom of the picture speaks

about the importance of the US

doing this, because it needs

Iran's help in dealing in Afghanistan, particularly

there's air space issues they

need access to, a supply route

which other countries use that

goes through Iran. Wsk counterintuitively these

resources where available to

the US before 2003

the US before 2003 when

President Bush dubbed Iran President Bush dubbed Iran part

of the axis of evil. Suddenly

that stopped. The idea of

warming diplomatic relations in

one way or another is something

that has key strategic elements

to it. Is that the first time

you heard of video

diplomacy Why not. Obama was

taking out ads in video game, I

think he can handle video diplomacy. Is that what Osama diplomacy. Is that

bin Laden has been trying, is

that his version. It is, he's

done it well until maybe the

last year or so. I'll just end

off with - this has to be the

photo of the year, doesn't it,

this is a fantastic photo of a

young man named Kevin Fernando,

look at that. He's 2 years

old. Where is he In the Tiwi

Islands, it's a big league,

something like 900 participants

out of 2600 in a population,

the grand final last night.

Kevin was there, he looks good.

That is pretty good. Was That is pretty good. Was he

having a kick at

half-time. Yes. He's got a

Tigers football, they were

playing, one of the teams

there. It was defeated. Looks

like the drecked may need

attention But - direction, But

look at the form. He's skewing

it out, it will come back and

go through the middle. Good to

see you. You can watch all see you. You can watch all of

ABC News Breakfast streamed

live. With more sport here live. With more sport here is

Paul Kennedy. Australia has

been beaten by South Africa in

the third Test at Cape Town, losing eight wickets on the

fourth day, a century fourth day, a century from Mitchell Johnson couldn't make

the Proteas bat a second time.

This is how he brought it up,

hitting Dale Steyn for six, in

even time. Paul Harris took six

wickets for the innings, nine

for the match, for the match, Australia

winning 2-1. Wrapping up the

NRL weekend now, and NRL weekend now, and some

Stacey Jones magic set up two

tries in the final 10 minutes

leading New Zealand Warriors leading New Zealand Warriors to

a victory over Manly. In the

other game Roosters scoring a

28-4 victory over Canberra 28-4 victory over Canberra for

their first win. Anthony

Minichello's ankle injury

keeping him out for a keeping him out for a month.

Nick D'arcy has been selected

to go to the World

Championships in Rome, his

place in the 200m butterfly

will depend on how he's treated

by a court this week, by a court this week, he's

about to be sentenced for a

serious assault on another

swimmer. I watched the Tigers

beat the superstars, at Tiwi

Islands, it was broadcast.

Highlights in 25 minutes. Here

is Vanessa O'Hanlon with the

weather, there was a low

sitting up off the Queensland

coast, what's happened with that It's sitting out there in

the Coral Sea. It's moving in a

south-west direction, it's not

expected to develop into a

cyclone for today. There's cyclone for today. There's a

low chance, looking at the

satellite - a trough sitting in

the west causing storms over

the south-west, in the east

another trough triggering the

odd shower and storm over the

far south-east, as the onshore

wind ease on the Queensland and

NSW northern coast it will

cause showers. Over WA,

although tropical cyclone Isla

is out the to sea, the moirure

is causing jet stream winds,

clout over the south-east. And

across northern Queensland.

Giving the odd shower, obvious

northern and western Cape work

penin soulas and over parts of

the East Coast. NSW - isolated

showers about the far North

Coast, the chance of afternoon

storms over the South Coast.

Fine in Sydney. Victoria -

drizzle about the central and

Gippsland districts and this

afternoon the chance of

thunderstorms for East

Gippsland. Tasmania - Gippsland. Tasmania - patches

of morning fog, showers for the

south and east. Cool to mild,

southerly winds, drizzle over

Hobart. South Australia - fine,

apart from a few isolated

showers and storms. About the

far west. Fine and sunny in

Adelaide. Going for a top of

25. WA -ist laid showers and

storms, heavier over east

Eucla, light falls on the South

Coast. - north-west - patchy

rains, and storms over

north-west Kim bely. Tomorrow:

late showers about Darwin.

We have much more ahead for

you an ABC News Breakfast,

we'll chat to the Queensland

Premier Anna Bligh, who took out the Queensland out the Queensland election

over the weekend and some of

the interesting subjects to

bring up with her is the bring up with her is the state

of the Queensland economy as

the global financial crisis

worsens, and also the fact that

she's the first elected female

Premier. Not to be overlooked,

a great achievement coming up

after the short break after the short break on ABC News Breakfast.

Four men charged with affray

after a violent brawl at Sydney

Airport leaves one dead and

sparks fears of a bikie turf

war. Kevin Rudd prepares for

his first face-to-face meeting

with Barack Obama, the focus on

Afghanistan and revamping the

world's financial

institutions. A day after

becoming Australia's first

elected female Premier Anna

Bligh turns her attention to

the Queensland oil spill saying

there's months of work to

do. And a century to Man of the

Series Mitchell Johnson gives

Australia something to cheer