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Tonight - missiles rain down on

Libya. Has it cost innocent lives.

Duck season. Dangerous for ducks

and apparently for people too.

visit. Wills flies out from his flying

And the first in the series of

power of good stories.

Welcome to the 7pm Project.

Charlie, Carrie and David here as

always and welcome back Tracey.

They love you. Thank you. Every

night this week we'll be

celebrating the power of good. More

on that later. First, war! Carrie,

headlines? In the news today,

Monday 21 March, explosions have

rocked Libya's capital, Tripoli, as

UN-sanctioned aircraft attempt to

stifle Colonel Gaddafi's forces.

The US has accused Gaddafi of lying

about today's announce the cease-

fire has his army continues to

attack the civilian population. We

are not ruling out further such

missile strikes against valid

targets if and when the need arises.

shortly. We'll have more on that story

An 80-year-old woman and her 16-

year-old grandson have been found

alive in Japan nine days after the

earthquake and tsunami hit. The

pair were found in their wrecked

home in Miyagi preecture. All

Australians have been a--

prefecture. All Australians have

been accounted for in Japan.

Returning travellers tell of their Returning travellers tell of their

admiration for the composure and

stoicism of the Japanese people.

Qantas employees are fuming over an

inflight safety video featuring

John Travolta. They say it's

cringeworthy. Some have called on

Qantas to get a real pilot to

pilot, isn't he? deliver the message. He is a real

He is and I believe him more than

the guy on the Flight Centre ad.

I'd rather watch him do that than

watch one of his crap movies. Oh!

In Travolta's defence, in the event

of an accidenting, he can be used

as a flotation device. I'd prefer

(LAUGHTER) Charlie Sheen to do it.

Another celebrity has flown into

Australia. His name is Prince

William and the girls love him.

Would you like to kiss him? I don't

think I love him that much. No. Is

it royalet questioned to kiss him?

No. No way. This girl had a real

good go at it. Watch this leaning. Watch this leaning.

He could not leave her hanging.

Watch how close she gets. Oh, great effort. Great effort.

Back to the top story and in a

spectacular display of force,

France, Britain and the US have

established a no-fly zone over

Libya. Could this spell the end for

Gaddafi? This is how it all began.

We cannot stand idly by when a

tyrant tells his people that there

will be no mercy. After weeks of

tough talk, it was time to act. For

weeks now, Libyan protesters have

rallied against a dictator who has

ruled their country for four

decades and for weeks that leader,

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, has

ruthlessly used military force,

even defying a UN-ordered cease-

fire to murder his own people. Far from introducing the cease-fire he

spoke about, he has actually

stepped up the attacks and the

brutality that we can all see. And

so, more than 120 Tomahawk cruise

missiles rained down on key Libyan

targets at the weekend. In the

biggest intervention in the Arab

Iraq. world since the 2003 invasion of

This morning with a no-fly zone

effective over Libya, Colonel

Gaddafi again agreed to a cease-

fire but not surprisingly both

Allied Forces and Gaddafi's own

people are sceptical about the announcement.

So could this be the end of

Gaddafi's reign? Or is this simply

another unwinnable war in the

Middle East? Joining us from Deakin

Uni is senior lecturer of Uni is senior lecturer of

international relations Dr Scott

Burchill. First things first - what

exactly is a no-fly zone. It

effectively means the Libyan Air

Force is grounded and if pilots of

the Libyan Air Force were silly

enough to put their planes into the

air, it's unlikely that they would

complete their mission. The purpose

behind this Security Council

resolution is to protect the

civilian population and the first

stage of that is to ensure that the

Libyan Air Force cannot bomb the

civilian population. Do you think

this military action will actually

have the effect of forcing Gaddafi

from power? No, I don't. I think

it's very unlikely that an air

attack will change the regime in

Libya. It's never done it really in

the past. It will certainly make Mr

Gaddafi's efforts to drive rebels

out of his country extremely

difficult but it's unlikely to

change the regime in the short term. change the regime in the short term.

That's going to have to come when

boots are put on the ground as they

say. So will they make a new

resolution so - they did in Iraq

and in Afghanistan. Why not here?

For the reasons I think - almost

contained in your question and that

is that things went so badly wrong

in Iraq in particular but also in

Afghanistan currently. The United

States is not willing to put more

troops into a Muslim country. I

don't think the British or the

French are either. They're simply

hoping that enough pressure can be

put on Gaddafi to allow the rebels

in the east of the country to move in the east of the country to move

across to the west and capture

Tripoli. That's the best option and

the probably the only one they have at

the moment.

Scott, is there a chance that

rebels could win this from a

military point of view? Well, it's

possible, but I think the most

likely outcome is in fact that the

country will be split in two. I

don't think either side can defeat

the other with the equipment they

currently have. The no-fly zone

evens the score up for the rebels

but I can't see them taking Tripoli

and I can't see Mr Gaddafi taking

Benghazi in the east. Where would

you rather live - east or west

Libya? I'd rather live in the east

because at least you can get to

(LAUGHTER) (LAUGHTER) Egypt quickly few need to. Egypt quickly few need to.

But I don't know whether the poor

people on the other side of the

frontier have the option. They're

going to have to put their lot in

with Mr Gaddafi and hope he doesn't

make life even more miserable for

them. It's been great to chat to

you tonight. Thanks for your time.

Thanks, Carrie. Now, if you think

the Libyan conflict has little fect

again. on you here in Australia, think

Did you know Libya is one of the

world's 10 richest oil-producing

countries. Since the conflict countries. Since the conflict

started, crude exports from Libya

have been all but paralysed.

As a result, investors have been

spooked and the price of oil has

shot up. And at home, here in

Australia, two weeks ago, petrol

prices hit a 29-month high. How

else will the ongoing conflict in

Libya hit your hip pocket? To

answer that question, please

welcome back to the project Mr

Finance, Tom Elliot. Tom, oil

prices shot up at the weekend. It

Libya -- is Libya to blame for

this? Yes, Libya is pretty much to

blame. The conflict launched over

the weekend following on from

Gaddafi's attacks on his own rebels

pushed oil prices back up and we

expect to see the knock on effects

at the bowser in five to seven days

so expect to see petrol prices

higher, either the end of this week

or early next. Beyond the price

hike at the bowsers, how broad will

be the knock on effect be? Tracey,

it could be pretty broad. The

Australian economy is heavily

dependent on road transport so

we'll see price hikes in fresh

fruit and vegetables and also

something that people don't often

consider but back in mid-2008 when consider but back in mid-2008 when

oil prices went through the roof,

public transport got noticeably

more crowded. You can expect to see

that again if the oil price stays

high. For how long? How long is a

piece of string? The thing is that

the powers bombing Libya are hoping

this won't last long and that

Muammar Gaddafi will sail off into

the sunset and give up. I don't

think that's going to happen. A bit

of history here - in 1991 when they

imposed a no-fly zone over southern

Iraq it stayed in place until 2003

when a full-on invasion was

launched. Hopefully this wouldn't

last thatlong. That's for being the

bearer of bad news, Tom. Thanks, guys.

Now, it's a power of good week here

and Charlie kicked it off yesterday

when you got involved in a charity

netball game in Sydney. That's

right. Good on you. Raising money

for Beyond Blue against a team

raising money for breast cancer.

For every goal shot $100 went to

the charities. You decided to be

designated shooter. Was that a good idea?

$100? No. $100, Charlie? No.

And then he got this one. Have a

look at the carry-on.

He thinks he's LeBron James. How

much money did your shooting raise

for charity? Mine personally? Yes. $200. (LAUGHTER)

Good effort, man. We'll take a

break and be back with more after this.

Coming up on 7pm - it's not just

the birds in the firing line this

duck season and one Queensland

couple's power of good story.

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You're with the 7pm Project. I was

watching Channel nine's national

news yesterday afternoon and there

was a serious accident reported by

Peter Overton. Watch this. A

collision caused big traffic delays

for motorists travelling through

Melbourne's Melba Tunnel today. A utility carrying toxic materials

crashed into a car and burst into

flames. Motor visits jumped from

their cars as smoked filled the air

activating emergency sprinklers. A

woman and her young passenger

escaped with minor injuries. That's

a full-on accident and - amazing

footage they happened to get.

They were right there with the

cameras. An hour later on Channel

Nine, it was reported a bit

different. 150 people have taken

part in a drill inside the East Link Link Tunnels.

Emergency services were preparing

for a potential disaster. Peter

Overton. It was a drill, man! Check

your stories, buddy! Were the mum

and baby still alright? I think

they're OK. Here's real news -

Prince William has visited Victoria

in the final leg of his Tour Down

Under today. He was greeted by

hundreds of locals in Kerang before

enjoying a community barbecue in a

tiny Murray River town. The

region's mayor spent the day with

the prince and joins us now.

Welcome. What sort of spread did

you put on for him? We put on the

best. A good Aussie barn cue with

plenty of sangias, Hamburgers and

the beautiful spread. All the

salads you could eat. No problems

at all. Max, I'm sure the prince

had a wonderful time. You're also

the mayor of Kerang. I know that.

One of your locals was a little bit

insecure about the visit. Watch this.

It's once in a lifetime. I don't

imagine he'll come back to Kerang

again. He'll come back. There's no

reason he wouldn't come back.

Absolutely. Look, he can work the

crowds like nobody. He'd leave you

for dead, Dave, working a crowd.

He'd make a super salesman. He

could sell anything. No question

about that. Thanks very much, Max.

And good luck with that fly problem

in Kerang. The girls do love him.

And the girls love Prince William

and in Brisbane yesterday he was

making some young women swoon and I think maybe compete.

I shook the prince's hand. It was

oh, my God. He said hello me. He

said hello me. He made eye contact.

He said hello to me. I love him. I'm his Princess next.

So back off, alright! He's mine!

It feels like this year got off to

a rough start in the news so we

decided it's time for good news.

Our Power of Good Week celebrates ordinary Australians doing

extraordinary things. The first one

is a ripper. Julian Schiller

returned to the Lockyer Valley to

meet one such couple. A warning

that some viewers might find the following impblgs heart warming. -- images heart-warming.

Derek and Chris have lived in the

Lockyer Valley for their entire

lives. Never have they seen it like this.

On January 10, when they saw the

images that made the whole country

holdilities breath, they knew they

had to help. When you see the faces

on the rooftops that you know, and,

you know, they're people that you

went to school with and things like

that and you go, "This is just so

awful. It is right in our

backyard." Putting their own

businesses on hold, Derek and Chris

have worked 18-hour days seven days

a week on the relief effort, making

sure Australia's donations get to

the people who need them.

Mum used to call me Mr Fix hit and

I suppose that's really evolved --

Fix-it, and I suppose that's

evolved into trying to help the

lives of people now. John and

Noreen were at work in Gatton the

day the floodwaters destroyed their

home. We came back to the house

four days after the flood with a

police escort. We came in. We had a

look and, you just had to walk away.

It was too hard. Just a skeleton

remains. All their memories and

possessions gone. The life that

they had built was washed away.

First it was shock. Then it was

disbelief. Then it was sadness

because there was, um, things there

that belonged to my mother and to

our son that we lost in 2009. It's

hard to know what you're missing

until you go to look for it and you

can't find it. That's when it hits

you. For John and Noreen, the

hardest part of losing everything

was actually asking for help. We

thought everybody would just come

in, you know. We've got millions of

products and we thought, "Well,

they will." But we finding that the

most affected, the people who had

the most loss - we didn't see them

for quite some time. So I got on

the phone to a lot of these people

and I rang them and I said, "Where

are you?" and they said, "There's

more worthy people than us." I said,

"Are you crazy?" I knew John had

had total devastation in the house

and I realised he hadn't been in

here. He said, "We're running this

relief centre. Come and see me and

we'll do some things for you." I

said, "No, we'll be right. We'll

get by on our own. That's how we do

things." He said, "If you don't

come and see me, I'll never speak

to you again." How you doing, buddy.

How are you, darl? It isn't charity.

It's the ability for us and our

fellow Australians to help somebody else.

It was very comforting to know that

other people cared so much. I just

could not believe the things that

were in that shed in Gatton. But

they're things that you need for everyday everyday life.

Like so many of their neighbours,

Sue and Darren survived the floods

by climbing on to their roof. With

the mud and water gone, they're now

faced with the daunting task of

starting from scratch.

How are you, guys? Good. Good. Good

to see you. They've just been

fantastic. It was a big job, a real

big job for them but they, yeah,

they did, they put things on hold

to help people like us and we're

very grateful for that. They know

who needs to be looked after and,

um, they're out there seeing those

people and, um, it's amazing that

they're doing that as a volunteer.

It's a credit to them. As the

valley dries out and its battered residents begin to piece their

lives back together, it's the small

acts of kindness that keep them all

going. I think putting your arm

round the shoulder of people and

looking at them and saying it will

be OK, and to see them pick up, I

think that's been, um, a hugely rewarding thing personally because

you know that you're making a difference one by one. (APPLAUSE)

That's a lovely story. I think

sometimes the people doing the

giving actually get a lot more out

of that than those who are on the

receiving end. Derek and Chris, the

couple in the street, they were

glowing, just glowing. 18 hours a

day seven days a week. I mean -

there was a flooded flat in my

street recently and I went down

with a bucket and I was there for

15 minutes and then I wandered off basically.


We won't call on you in a crisis.

We'll do a power of good story on

Dave. They kept the bucket. (LAUGHTER)

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Welcome back. Over the weekend, the controversial duck hunting season

opened in Victoria with a rather

dramatic outcome and a warning some

viewers might find the following images images confronting.

It's man versus duck versus

protester and on the weekend the

protester came off worst. She was

shot in the face by a duck shooter.

Viewia was left with 10 shot pelts

in her face and hands after she

entered the water to protest the

opening of Victoria's 12-week duck

hunting season. Worse still, she

was allegedly shot by a 14-year-old

boy. Children as young as 12 can boy. Children as young as 12 can

carry a shot gun for this so-called

sport and while duck-hunting has

been banned in WA, NSW, the ACT and

Queensland, elsewhere it's

perfectly legal. But with vast

numbers of birds left injured every

year, opponents want tighter

restrictions. We're going to be

pushing for an Olympic standard

accuracy test to be introduced for

all duck shooters. Julia entered

the water against safety

instructions. She put herself at

risk to protest what is a legal

practice. But every year the

confrontations get more dramatics.

-- dramatic. So is it time to put

down the guns and re-examine the

sport in Bill Patterson is a duck

hunter and vice chair of Field and

Game Australia. For those of who

don't shoot ducks, what's the

appeal? It's part of my cultural

heritage. My grandfather taught my

father and my father taught me and

if you look at most sports they're

based on hand-eye coordination.

Shooting is that. As an example,

yesterday morning I was watching a

brilliant sunrise by a creek, low,

fast ducks coming in. I shot one,

dropped into the water, my dog that

I'd trained myself I sent out. He

brought it back. You can see him

coming in with the duck in his

mouth. He gave it to me. It was

dead already and that night I had

tagliatelle with duck and red wine.

It was great. My family loved it,

even my wife. It's a romantic story

for anyone except the duck. Well,

yes. If it's about hand-eye

coordination, though, couldn't you

shoot clay targets or use a bow and

arrow for a bigger challenge? I

shoot a lot of clay targets but

they're just not as tasty. Not only

ducks got shot on Saturday. A woman

who looks nothing like a duck got

shot in the face. Whose fault was

that? Well, I was actually at that

swamp and regretable as that was,

that woman was breaking the law

being in the swamp before 10

o'clock. The protesters say they're

there to rescue ducks. If there's

as many wounded ducks on the swamp

as they claim after 10 o'clock

after the main hunt something over,

they could happily pick them up.

But no, they break the law which

was set to stop protesters mixing

with hunters. They go in before 10

o'clock in the morning and that

woman was shot around 9:30. It is

just unacceptable that they

continue to go in and break that law.

Bill, a 14-year-old boy is being

blamed for this incident. He's

denying it but another guy had a

gun explode in his hand. Yeah. Is

it a good idea to have kids as

young as 12 running around a field

at dawn with guns in their hands?

At that age they're still required

to be under supervision of an adult

and that is the way that you are

trained. That's the way I was

trained and the way my father was

trained and you find that boys of

that age respond remarkably well to

the discipline that's required to

be a hunter. But Bill, you can

understand why people oppose duck

hunting. Yes, I can understand.

People who have a different view on

animal liberation or, you know, the

need to have a lifestyle which

doesn't involve any harm of any

sort to animals. Yes, they have a

different view of those things and

I can understand that. But that

does not mean that I'm wrong. I does not mean that I'm wrong. I

often get annoyed at barbecues when

someone half way through a

hamburger says, "Oh, no. You're

wrong to be killing animals." If

you really eat meat, you should

understand what's required to bring

that meat to your table. Well, it

certainly is an interesting debate.

Thank you very much for speaking to

us tonight, Bill. We appreciate it.

Thank you. I appreciate the

opportunity. It's an argument with

a lot of traps in it and I'm

neither vegan nor vegetarian but I

wonder how a duck-hunter draws some

sort of line. So if it's OK to

shoot a duck, what else is it OK to

kill? Is there some rationale that

comes into play where, you know,

they say, "No, I won't shoot an orang-utan." I don't know.

It shouldn't be OK to shoot a

protester, even if they are too early. (LAUGHTER)

But going into an area where people

are shooting is silly. Maybe go safer and tell them

safer and tell them it's wabbit season. (LAUGHTER)

We're heading out this weekend with

hunters and protesters and get both

sides and we'll have that story in

the next couple of weeks. I also

feel sorry for people trying to

interview people out there. Check

this out. You know, it's - I think

- it's a bit too much what they're doing.







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