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(generated from captions) corrupted baggage handlers Police allege the gang 13 people are now in custody. in Sydney's southern suburbs today. and supply of cocaine over the importation arresting another man Operation Mocha detectives are now under arrest. 13 people from the alleged drug ring to get cocaine past customs. of dollars in bribes of taking hundreds of thousands Corrupt employees have been accused at Sydney Airport. against baggage handlers a court hears stunning allegations But first this evening - rock around the world once more. the Rolling Stones And age shall not weary them - as the NAB announces a huge profit. thousands of jobs go Good evening. Also tonight - and Jessica Rowe. Ten News with Bill Woods in Sydney's eastern suburbs. young bus thieves on the rampage And a wild ride - the savings. Kim Beazley vows to block Tax cut delays - to traffic cocaine. accused of helping Sydney baggage handlers Tonight - This program is captioned live.

he won't commit Chief executive Max Moore-Wilton says cameras by $3 million. to increase spending on surveillance Sydney Airport is planning After allegations of lax security, John Hill, Ten News. denied bail today in Central Court. among six alleged gang members Ian Chalmers And former Macquarie Bank executive he passed it on to detectives. to a Swiss bank account, but instead of sending it $2.5 million in cash to launder, allegedly gave the police informer after the unwitting Hatfield the police surveillance operation was also recovered during millions of dollars in cash It's been revealed more than $1 million there. Police say they've recovered at Collaroy. in the yard of this house $4 million in drug profits Hatfield allegedly buried by his girlfriend, Virginia Broun. The photograph taken on the dining room table. almost $10.2 million laid out in front of this pile of cash, Hatfield is the man posing It's now been confirmed a listening device in his apartment. His cover blown after Hatfield found detectives everything he knew. a member of the gang, who told by a Crime Commission informer, The gang's activities blown open an estimated $4.5 million. Their profits total sales amounting to $30 million. 200kg of cocaine in Sydney, they allegedly distributed over six months last year Called the East Coast Gang, on a false passport. Mara believed to have fled overseas are on the run, and former footballer Les Mara - crime boss Michael Hurley The two other leaders of the gang - Hatfield as one of the principals. Police named 39-year-old Shayne The court was told: to get the drugs past customs. Baggage handlers were paid $300,000 from the aircraft's hold. took a briefcase containing the drug A baggage handler called Tom and were planning more shipments. on October 8 last year, bringing in 9.9kg from Argentina at Sydney airport,

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How long south of Sutherland will have to travel on buses. How south of Sutherland will have to travel on buses. south of Sutherland will have to travel on south of Sutherland will have to travel south of Sutherland will have to Illawarra line. People travelling south of Sutherland will have Illawarra line. People travelling south of Sutherland will Illawarra line. People travelling south of Sutherland Illawarra line. People travelling south of south Illawarra line. People travelling been cancelled. Worse off is the Illawarra line. People been cancelled. Worse off is the Illawarra line. been cancelled. Worse off is the Illawarra been cancelled. Worse off is the minutes. So far 21 services have minutes. So far 21 services have been cancelled. Worse minutes. So far 21 services have been cancelled. been minutes. So far 21 services have hopes they will only be 10 to 20 minutes. So far 21 services hopes they will only be 10 to 20 minutes. So far 21 hopes they will only be 10 to 20 minutes. 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It's unclear when the bone of contention will be dealt when the bone of contention will be dealt with when the bone of contention will be dealt with and when the bone of contention will be dealt with and there when the bone of contention will be dealt with and there can when the bone of contention will be dealt with and there can be when the bone of contention will be dealt with and there can be some certainity dealt with and there can be some certainity as to dealt with and there can be some certainity as to when dealt with and there can be some certainity as to when the maintenance certainity as to when the maintenance workers certainity as to when the maintenance workers will certainity as to when the maintenance workers will return certainity as to when the maintenance workers will return to work maintenance workers will return to work as maintenance workers will return to work as normal. Kim Beazley is putting the brakes on the tax cuts announced in the Federal Budget. Labor will oppose them in the Senate, a move which could leave taxpayers waiting months for their money. The Treasurer was a soldier of good fortune this morning, traipsing from studio to studio to sell his 10th and most generous Budget. Left, left, right, left. He won almost universal acclaim in the nation's press, his favourite headline - "Workers one, shirkers none". This is the first Budget after an election, so you can't say it's being done to try and buy votes. The proposed savings range from $6 a week for average income earners rising to $18 a week for workers earning $70,000. Those earning $95,000 would get $42 a week. Unimpressed, the Opposition, Kim Beazley promising to block the tax cuts when they come into the Parliament tomorrow. We're going to vote against it and we're going to invite the Government to go away and redo the tax package so it's fair on middle Australia. The Government couldn't believe its luck. Labor stands for higher taxes - got to remember that point - and this Budget will illustrate that. And the Prime Minister quoted union boss Bill Shorten calling for high-end relief through new thresholds. They should be raised to create a fair, productive and competitive tax system. I could not put it better. Mr Shorten left to complain that the reform didn't do enough for his poorer members. For some people there'll be some benefits. The Treasurer insists that lower income earners are getting a bigger percentage tax cut. Peter Costello's Budget may be 2.5 years away from the next general election, but overshadowing its generosity is the suspicion the votes he is after are in the Liberal Party room. Certainly, Government MPs are thrilled with the Treasurer's handiwork. And at the Press Club he refused to rule out a challenge to John Howard. I'm not speculating on anything today. I think he's been a wonderful Treasurer. Goodbye. Terrific. I think the whole... PRESENTER: Is that goodbye to him or me? No! No! Goodbye to you. Paul Bongiorno, Ten News. Overall the Budget bottom line remains strong. Inflation is tipped at 2.75%. Unemployment will stay low and the economy should continue to grow at a healthy rate. Stay-at-home mums and the disabled will be encouraged to find jobs. Almost 200,000 people targeted in welfare to work measures. The Budget's also confirmed a few health nasties - we'll have to pay an extra $200 before the Medicare safety net kicks in. And we'll be paying an average of $82 extra a year for medicines. On the positive side - the Government's putting $321 million into dementia programs. So as we've seen, the Budget will mean different things to different people. Some of those we spoke to do feel like winners, but others aren't so sure. Judging a budget's winners and losers all depends on whom you talk to. At the top end of town, the lion's share of the tax cuts is bringing smiles. Although Neil Hannah would have preferred to see the joy spread more evenly, with concerns the welfare reforms will hurt more than they help. Of course it's nice, but I have to say it probably won't make much difference to me. I mean, the principle probably is more important to me in terms of getting the tax rates and thresholds right. Those getting cuts of just $6 a week would probably agree. Not too happy. I think it should be the other way round. The rich only get richer. Why do they always have to give all the benefits to the rich people? On incomes under $50,000 a year, these panel beaters believe even with overtime, they won't earn enough to gain a greater tax break. $40 a week would make a big difference - for petrol to get to work. It would make a big difference. For travelling expenses, yeah. For single mother Michelle Cloughessy, the numbers are more critical. She has twins aged seven, one of whom is disabled. She wants to work, but finding a job flexible enough is simply difficult without a family support network. Then there's the fear of losing part of her benefit if she doesn't. On a minimum wage I wouldn't have money to buy food, pay for phone, pay for recreation, buy clothes. I would literally only have enough money to pay rent after day care. Taxi driver David Santoso has heard it all today - some passengers for, others against. Personally, he fears the tax cuts will be wiped out if they force interest rates up. I give it a five, because I'm still not quite sure if it's going to be good or is it gonna be bad. Eddy Meyer, Ten News. The National Australia Bank has confirmed plans to cut 2,000 jobs over the next two years. Union bosses are furious, insisting the bank has turned its back on workers who helped it through tough times. Chief executive John Stewart is trying to restore the National Australia Bank's earning capacity. Results released today suggest he's performing well which is why the announcement 1,000 jobs have been canned and another 1,000 will be also be axed, shocked workers at the NAB's Melbourne headquarters. We've put our trust and our faith in the new leadership team to take us forward, and to be rewarded with positive figures and jobs o be cut just doesn't seem right. To have held true to the brand name to then today realise that either you or 2,000 others of your colleagues are up for the chop is completely unacceptable. Mr Stewart says inflexible middle managers are the ones to go, blaming previous bosses for maintaining too many useless office positions. Because we have to become efficient, because this was a very inefficient and bureaucratic organisation. The union is accusing the bank of making plans to ship jobs off shore and wants the Federal Government to intervene. The bank says this is simply not true and points out it is also ready to cut over 2,000 more jobs from its operations in the UK. Budget-busy Peter Costello spoke at a Press Club function today, delivering a welfare-to-work slide show, trying to deflect attention away from the day's major sponsor, refusing to speak for or against the NAB's retrenchments. I think it'd be pretty rich to say that the NAB annoucement today was motivated by my Budget last night. Paul Kennedy, Ten News. A rare pat on the back for the major banks from the State Treasurer. He says they're showing sensitivity towards farmers battling the drought, but those on the land paint a very different picture. Three's not a popular figure for Grant Nixon. First, he's had no income for three years because of the drought, and then his bank gave him just three days to settle an account involving hundreds of thousands of dollars. Loss of sleep was the significant part of it and it was just an empty feeling to know they were putting that pressure on you when it was impossible to do anything in the time that we had. He was only saved when another bank offered to re-finance at the last minute. There are plenty more stories like his. Yet today, the State Treasurer was thanking the major banks for showing compassion and sensitivity to farmers battling the drought. It's important that we point out when they're making mistakes. We also point out when they're doing the right thing, and I want to say please continue to do that - It's been appreciated. But surveys by the Farmers Association show many on the land are far from happy with the banks. We're urging banks to have a good look at this because these people will get through this provided given some assistance. The banks claim they're offering a range of financial options and are doing everything they can to help. My key message to our farmer customers is if you do have a problem and your bank hasn't contacted you, please contact us - we want to help. 1,000 farmers are expected to paint a sorry picture at a drought summit in Parkes on Tuesday. They want the Premier to be there but it looks unlikely he'll attend. Dan Nolan, Ten News. Ahead - families left behind as mums from across the State mysteriously vanish. Also tonight -out of control - young joyriders on the rampage after stealing a Sydney bus. as the Rolling Stones hit the road again. Rush in now to Kmart for the Wild Winter Sale! Save a massive $100 on this Magnavox 68cm TV. for this Black & Decker 23-litre microwave. The Wild Winter Sale - only at Kmart. all the things you've got to do. DING! Home Loan Expert LEAF BLOWER REVS with your loan. Expert, just give us a bell.

The hunt is on for three men who hijacked a government bus and embarked on a joyride through Sydney's eastern suburbs. The bus careered through traffic, almost wiping out other vehicles. The thieves playing up to the on-board security camera. A thief swings into the driver's seat, hits the ignition and the bus pulls out into traffic. This is one express you wouldn't want to catch. Moments later, it's time for his first stop. Two passengers climb on board - his joyriding accomplices. It appears they're drunk, on a booze bus stunt. Within seconds, one of them's out of his seat, waving at the security camera. He puts a hand over the lense and mocks authorities with a middle finger gesture. Up close and personal, he spits at the camera and then punches it. As the 17-tonne bus swerves through traffic, almost wiping out other vehicles, the hijacker disconnects the camera. We need to catch this moron and his mates and charge them for what they've done in stealing a bus and putting other people's lives at risk. The bus was stolen when the real driver made a toilet stop at Bondi Junction. It was spotted travelling along Bronte Road almost two hours later. It was found dumped in a Clovelly back street, the keys still in the ignition. It was retained as an exhibit and was subjected to forensic examination by our local crime scene officer. Police have recovered fingerprint and DNA evidence. If a number of young men can steal one of these buses and hurtle 17 tonnes around the street, well, that's a worry for everybody. Unfortunately, police legal policy isn't helping Waverley detectives catch these hijackers. We can't show you their faces because they're in the commission of a crime. They're believed to be eastern suburbs locals, aged in their mid to late 20s. Shaun Fewings, Ten News. Police have issued a plea to help solve a disturbing string of disappearances. Mothers seemingly walking out on their husbands and children, vanishing without a trace. More than a month after the sudden disappearance of his wife Lisa, Ken Franks is clinging to hope. Very beautiful, loving mother. The 36-year-old mother of three missing with no word since leaving for her daily walk and never coming home, her children barely coping. I've just got no idea how or why this all happened. Her bank accounts remain untouched, with several unconfirmed sightings. Lisa's mother admits her daughter was depressed, and is growing every fearful with every passing day. I just want to know if she's alive and safe, and, you know, just a phone call to say, "Mum, I'm here but I need some time out. Police fear it could be the latest in a string of cases where stressed mothers simply walk out on their families to start again. At least three other similar disappearances are under investigation in NSW. It is a situation that has occurred before, it's not uncommon, but we're certainly open-minded as to the circumstances. As families like the Franks wait for word on their loved one, psychologists point to post-natal depression as a possible cause. Experts say it can strike up to five years after a child is born, and urge professional treatment for any signs of stress that could force a mother to ignore her maternal instinct and walk out on her children. The Franks offering a public plea for Lisa to come home. We do care for her very much and we love her, and we need to see her again. Deborah Knights, Ten News. Relief may be in sight for NSW investors hit hard by the Carr Government's unpopular land tax. The State Government is considering easing the burden, even though it's not happy with last night's Federal Budget. The Federal Budget confirmed something Sydneysiders have known for months - the property market is in decline and isn't likely to pick up anytime soon. The question now being asked - will the NSW Government help revive the situation by easing last year's unpopular property taxes in its own Budget, now less than two weeks away? Treasurer Andrew Refshauge isn't offering much encouragement. It makes it much more difficult, much more difficult to be able to make changes at the State level. Despite the Treasurer's public comments, Ten News understands there will be changes to property taxes in the State Budget. Under pressure from a nervous Labor Caucus, the Government is looking at a number of options. Among them, lifting the burden of land tax on the holiday home. The Opposition says the Federal Budget returned more than $500 million in GST to the NSW Government over the next three years, clearing the way for a cut in State taxes. What Bob Carr has to do is accept that offer, stop complaining, stop whingeing, and start cutting taxes in NSW. The Opposition admits NSW has been short-changed by Canberra on the GST, but it's time to move on. Holiday home owners will be hoping the Government agrees. Paul Mullins, Ten News. There are dams brimming with water across Sydney. That's the good news. The bad news is we can't use a single drop. No, it's not a mirage. What you're seeing are dams in the heart of Sydney that are almost full. Manly Dam, in Allambie Heights, was built in the late 1800s to store drinking water for parts of the Northern Beaches. It did so for 50 years before being turned into a recreational site. It's just under 70% capacity. Problem is, you wouldn't dare drink any of it. You get the problems of leaching out of the tips phosphorous and nitrates, dissolved oxygen levels are down, fertilisers and herbicides - this becomes the problem. While the amount would barely be enough to quench Sydney's thirst for a couple of days, it could provide significant relief in the immediate area. Because of its small size and massive costs of water filtration government officials have ruled out turning back the clock. There's too much development in the catchment for it to be of drinking quality. You couldn't protect it. Some experts disagree, saying if the current water crisis continues, it's an option that should be explored. For now, those getting best use out of it are water-skiers and the odd swimmer. And Manly is not the only untapped source across our suburbs. There are others, like the Blue Mountains Woodford Dam, which could be brought on line if need be. It's not far away from the dwindling Warragamba supply, and it too is full to the brim. Despite having been in commission until just five years ago, authorities insist no money will be spent on bringing it back to life either. Frank Coletta, Ten News. 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Skywatch - the blue sky Skywatch - the blue sky kept Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Skywatch - the blue sky kept on Skywatch - the blue sky kept on keeping on, but it's about to end. Currently 21 degrees, pollution levels Currently 21 degrees, pollution levels low Currently 21 degrees, pollution Currently 21 degrees, pollution levels low and I'll see you in around about 10. Next - the cabin crew Virgin Blue rejected and why they think this raunchy photo spread had something to do with it. Plus - the Aussie snooker star cleared of sex assault one day, SOFT ELECTRONIC MUSIC ELECTRONIC PULSE UPBEAT BREAKS MUSIC (All click and buzz) colour, flavour or sweetener. Ribena: There's one thing most of us don't often think about - eligible to choose the super fund So take the time to think about it. Download the 'Super Choices' booklet because the choice you make now can make a big difference when you retire. you could get lucky? tickets Lottery ticket absolutely free! 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'FHM's editor John Bastick telling the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal he had to convince Virgin Blue executives to let the young, attractive flight attendants participate. The issue is no way indicative of Virgin Blue or the way it conducts its business. It was a fantasy thing and we thought that Australian men would take to it. When the edition hit newsstands, the cabin crew took off, voted by 'FHM' readers as some of the world's sexiest women, An achievement airline boss Sir Richard Branson celebrated Martin Daley, the man responsible for hiring cabin crew with 'Virgin flair' took the stand this afternoon for the start of the airline's defence. We remain strongly of the view that we have not discriminated against anyone on the basis of age. Virgin Blue is expected to call up to seven witnesses. Chloe Baker, Ten News. The two alleged ringleaders of the Bali Nine heroin-smuggling ring have broken their silence and are now speaking to investigators. They've given information about their suppliers, leading to an international hunt for an Australian man and an Indonesian woman. A relaxed Myuran Sukumaran, the alleged ringleader, gives his version of events to investigators unaware in a room nearby his second in command, Andrew Chan, has already told them so much. It's believed he admitted picking up the heroin at the Kuta Seaview Cottages from an Asian woman who is part of the Crescent Moon drug-trafficking network. Chan, it's alleged, told police he delivered the heroin to Sukamaran, who strapped it to the mules. The more he reveals, it seems, the better he's treated. Nice? Yes, it's very nice. Bali undercover police, who watched the Australians for nearly two weeks before the arrests, claim Australian Federal Police failed to tell them Sukumaran was part of the gang. Indonesian officers are critical of their Australian counterparts for not putting his name on the list of people to place under surveillance. Still, the police chief is confident the drug distribution network will be smashed. That was my first promise when I was appointed Bali chief of police. One of the promises was combating narcotics. General Pastika says they're looking for more people in Indonesia, including the Asian woman and possibly more Australians. There must be local boys here, and that is our job - to uncover this syndicate. It's been revealed the heroin syndicate was allegedly trying to smuggle up to 20kg of heroin into Sydney every three months. Each day, the questioning continues, and suitcases apparently used to carry the narcotics are still central to the investigation. In Bali, Martine Griffiths, Ten News. There's still no word on the fate of Australian hostage Douglas Wood. His wife is waiting anxiously, hoping no news is good news, while in Iraq, a senior tribal leader has offered to help authorities trying to secure Mr Wood's release. We continue at every possible level to do what we can, and that includes, of course, talking with people in Iraq. I won't go into details of that for reasons you understand. Australian mufti Sheik al-Hilali has reportedly arrived in Baghdad. An Aussie snooker champ at the centre of a match-fixing scandal says he's been unfairly targeted by the British press. The 'Sun' newspaper has released video to support its claims against Quinten Hann. He's known as the bad boy of world snooker, and this secret video hasn't helped Quinten Hann's image. In the deal, he stood to make ?50,000 for throwing a match at the China Open. Hann went on to lose the game but the man he dealt with was a reporter from the 'Sun' newspaper who exposed the scandal. It's been a difficult year for Hann - just two days ago, he was acquitted of sex assault charges against two English women. The world snooker body is demanding answers from the 27-year-old. But, in the video released by the 'Sun' Hann doesn't appear to care about his playing future. In a statement: The Australian Snooker Council says it's unwanted bad news. As far as I'm aware, this is the first time it's happened in the game of snooker. 3-time world billiard champion Robbie Foldvari has played with Hann and isn't surprised at the attention. In England, the world championship's shown two weeks on the trot and the viewing figures are in the millions. And yet more claims in England's morning papers that Hann tried to get another young star into match-fixing. Max Futcher, Ten News. Still to come - how the share market reacted to Costello's Budget blueprint. Also, back with mum - the wayward boy who won the hearts of Sydney police. Plus - age shall not weary them - the Rolling Stones rock around the world once more. Our water situation is still critical, which is why Stage 2 Restrictions are now in force, so let's work together to follow them and help sustain our water supply. For full details, call: we're trying to sell a million extra vehicles We're out to break a record, so you get something extra. now comes with free aircon, While the Patrol Cab Chassis comes with a free bullbar and towbar. Our water situation is still critical, which is why Stage 2 Restrictions are now in force, so let's work together to follow them and help sustain our water supply. Time for another check of the weather. Tim Bailey, weather. Tim Bailey, you're Time for another check of the weather. Tim Bailey, you're being high brow. The high brow. The architecture weather. Tim Bailey, you're being high brow. The architecture of Curzon Hall, Curzon Hall, yes. high brow. The architecture of high brow. The architecture of Curzon Hall, yes. 105 years old. 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Showers at the very least, coastal and towards the ranges . A low coastal and towards the ranges . A low deepening coastal and towards the ranges . A low deepening off coastal and towards the ranges . A low deepening off NSW coastal and towards the ranges . A coastal and towards the ranges . A low deepening off NSW will bring some rain. Come inside the cellar of Curzon Hall at 5:55. A brave little boy is back with his mum tonight after winning the hearts of some hardened police officers and plenty of other people around the city. 2-year-old Adrien was found wandering alone on a busy Leichhardt road and taken to the local police station, where he was never short of attention or TLC. He's been in Sydney for only a week, arriving with his family from France, and couldn't tell police officers his name because he doesn't speak English. Mum, who thought Adrien was being cared for by a friend, eventually turned up. Yes, he's been a joy to have. One of our more popular customers, I must say. And while Mum had been frantic, for Adrien it was one big adventure. Investors finally reacted positively to last night's Budget, pushing the Australian share market a little higher. Craig James at Commonwealth Securities - the Budget's certainly had an impact of the share market.

Yes, it did. A very positive impact. Overnight the US share market was lower . We lower . We would Overnight the US share market was lower . We would have Overnight the US share market was lower . We would have followed Overnight the US share market was lower . We would have followed that lower . We would have followed that south had it not been for the current south had it not been for the current Budget. south had it not been for the current Budget. Investors south had it not been for the current Budget. Investors like retail current Budget. Investors like current Budget. Investors like retail stocks today, believing a fair proportion of the fair proportion of the tax retail stocks today, believing a fair proportion of the tax cuts will fair proportion of the tax cuts will find fair proportion of the tax cuts will find their fair proportion of the tax cuts will find their way fair proportion of the tax cuts will find their way into fair proportion of the tax cuts will find their way into their pockets. will find their way into their pockets. The will find their way into their pockets. The second will find their way into their pockets. The second wind will find their way into their pockets. The second wind is will find their way into their pockets. The second wind is coming for pockets. The second wind is coming for the pockets. The second wind is coming for the housing pockets. The second wind is coming pockets. The second wind is coming for the housing market? Yes, we've seen for the housing market? Yes, we've for the housing market? Yes, we've seen further softness in the investor segment, but investor segment, but the seen further softness in the investor segment, but the rest seen further softness in the investor segment, but the rest is strong, strong, hausing investor segment, but the rest is strong, hausing was investor segment, but the rest is strong, hausing was at investor segment, but the rest is strong, hausing was at record investor segment, but the rest is strong, hausing was at record highs in strong, hausing was at record highs in March. strong, hausing was at record highs strong, hausing was at record highs in March. This is good news for people in March. This is good news for people who in March. This is good news for people who own in March. This is good news for people who own their in March. This is good news for people who own their own in March. This is good news for people who own their own homes, in March. This is good news for people who own their own homes, it will people who own their own homes, it will ensure people who own their own homes, it will ensure prices people who own their own homes, it will ensure prices continue people who own their own homes, it will ensure prices continue to people who own their own homes, it will ensure prices continue to rise rather will ensure prices continue to rise rather than will ensure prices continue to rise rather than fall. Those wrinkly old rockers, the Rolling Stones, are at it again, announcing yet another world tour. But they've had to defend themselves against accusations it's more about the money than the music. The song says it all... (Sings) # I'll never, never stop, never stop... # ..touring, that is. Less than three years after finishing the last one, the band is hitting the road again, covering pretty much the whole planet except us. And with Mick and Keith now 62, Charlie 64 and Ronnie 56, they really will be living up to their nickname of the Strolling Bones but that doesn't mean they're saying goodbye. We certainly don't announce the tour as the last tour. I think that's a trap to sort of try and get other people to buy your tickets and say, "Oh, I'll never see them again." The band announced the new tour in front of hundreds of fans in New York and they were none too pleased when questions from the BBC turned nasty. REPORTER: How much is money and how much is music driving you? BOOING That's not a very popular... We're gonna pass on that silly question. That was from the "Boring Broadcasting Corporation" of England. There'll be a new, as yet unnamed, Rolling Stones album to coincide with the stadium shows which will have part of the audience on stage with the band. We've got room for about 400 people on the stage so we're hoping you'll come and sit and you'll get a great view of our bums so we're going to have to work on them. The tour starts in Boston in August. Angela Bishop, Ten News. Sport with Tim Webster - and Lleyton Hewitt could be out of the French Open? Yes, he's injured his ribs in a fall. More shortly. Plus - the queue to be a Blue as the NSW Origin squad assembles. Also - Aussies surfing up a real storm in Tahiti. WOMAN: From tomorrow, if you walk into Target, you can get 20% off babies' and kids' clothing, excluding underwear, socks and hosiery.

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A worried Danny Buderus wants to retain the job after leading the Blues to success last year. Obviously up in Newcastle we haven't won a game, so hopefully that's not a reflection I can push on. If I did get handed the job, I'd love to do it. Trent Barrett, too, is looking for a vote of confidence from the coach. I'm looking forward to playing under Sticky. I haven't played under him before. It's always good for us to get away from club level and learn different things off different coaches. Braith Anasta wasn't talking about his scheduled meeting tomorrow with Australian rugby officials regarding a possible switch of codes next season. I haven't spoken to him. Obviously, I'd love him to stay. He's a great player and a good mate, so hopefully he can stay, but he makes these sort of decisions. It's not up to me to talk to him about that. Tony Peters, Ten News. Waratahs coach Ewen McKenzie won't let a meeting with Braith Anasta distract him from this Friday's crucial Super 12 clash against the Auckland Blues at Aussie Stadium. An all-important bonus point win would guarantee NSW a home final if they reach a decider. So checking with Wallaby coach Eddie Jones about Anasta won't be a priority. Probably not - I've got a game to play this week, remember? So no doubt Eddie will have his meeting and probably advise formally all the States of whatever happens. Waratahs prop Al Baxter plays his 50th match for NSW in Friday. The Sydney Swans will rotate the captaincy between six players for the remainder of the season. Brett Kirk was Stuart Maxfield's temporary replacement last weekend, but he'll now share the job with five other members of the Swans Leadership group - Leo Barry, Barry Hall, Adam Goodes, Jude Bolton and Ben Matthews. Seen the way Kirk developed over the last couple of weeks, it would be good to give the opportunity to the other guys to see what it's like to captain, for their like to captain, for their individual development as well as the club. The Swans will chose one of the six at the end of the season as their long-term captain. Lleyton Hewitt is still hoping to compete at the French Open despite suffering a hairline crack to a rib in a fall at his Sydney home. Lleyton took a tumble at his swish Palm Beach pad, forcing him to pull out of this week's World Team Cup in Germany. He was hoping to make a return to competition after recent toe surgery, but now has just 12 days to recover before round one at Roland Garros. The world number three made the quarter-finals at last year's clay court grand slam and needs a similar result to secure number two seed for Wimbledon. Gold Coast surfer Chelsea Georgeson has won the prestigious Billabong Pro in Tahiti. The treacherous Teahupoo break lived up to its reputation, but this time torrential rain was added. The weather did little to deter Chelsea's charge. she outclassed fellow Aussie Melanie Redman-Carr with a series of tubes. There were some barrels to be had. I had quite a lot of fun out there today. The 21-year-old is now second in the overall standings, behind current world champion Sofia Mulanovich. On Sports Tonight, a sneak preview behind the scenes at the new-look MCG. And we'll meet two Aussie bodyboarders who are a real chance for a world title. Back to Vic Lorusso on the Mix 106 traffic Back to Vic Lorusso on the Mix 106 traffic helicopter. Back to Vic Lorusso on the Mix 106 traffic helicopter. Where Back to Vic Lorusso on the Mix 106 traffic helicopter. Where are Back to Vic Lorusso on the Mix 106 traffic helicopter. Where are the problems tonight? Some traffic helicopter. Where are the problems tonight? Some big traffic helicopter. Where are the problems tonight? 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