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pushing the boundaries The TV show that's always is now accused of going over the edge even pornography to young viewers. by pushing full frontal nudity and that I can't believe it. It is just such crud all morning, Well, as we've been saying is it lowers the bar. what it really does for radio DJs and their listeners, Shock and horror is standard issue against un-reality TV especially when railing of tasteless television but 'Big Brother's latest display maybe justifies it. or whatever you want to call them, One of the inmates,

his um, his um, penis hanging out. stands up from the table with I am amazed that it made it to air.

We've spared you the detail, had no such qualms. but 'Big Brother's producers

Davies and John Miller into a lather. The sight of it sent radio DJs Ross We've lowered the bar so much now to see that shouldn't be available. that even the opportunity for people it's what this knucklehead does next But John and Ross say concerned. which has them particularly behind one of the female inmates And proceeds to race around and rub it on the back of her neck. totally, totally inappropriate It just strikes me that that is for free-to-air television.

that's an invited act. Well, it depends whether is that the girl was drunk My understanding then that's probably an assault. and if that's the case, thinks 'Big Brother' has some merit, Media academic Catherine Lumby but not on this occasion. the producers of 'Big Brother' there I think there are questions for a big ethical dilemma. but I think it raises I think the program should be axed world the bloke should be charged. and if there's any justice in the to radio jocks Why should we be listening of our TV viewing? as the moral guardians to leave the standards If you are going up to the Australian public, of what we see on free-to-air TV it was fine to send an envelope where 25% of people agree that to the Indonesian embassy, full of white powder in the wrong hands. I'm afraid you've got TV we heard this morning, Of the listeners 'Big Brother' has lost the plot few needed convincing that with its most recent expose. Paul from Greenbank. G'day, Paul. Mate, what if he raped her -

'in the house'? is it OK because it happened not many of Ross and John's listeners It's fair to say 'Big Brother' fans, would be considered to find sympathisers. but on the streets we also struggled Do you ever watch 'Big Brother'? Excuse me, ladies. No. No.

Wouldn't even have it on. What do you think of it?

Terrible. What do you think of the program? It's crap. the other night. Pulled out his penis on air MAN: That'd be Michael. Yeah. Michael? I didn't watch that bit. He did. Do you think that should be allowed?

I reckon it should watching it. because it gives us entertainment Does that entertain you? is pornography to others. Entertainment to some is pornograppy to others. E tertai nDnt to some

The show seems to be all about sex 'Big Brother' with that content and basically, what you see on video in a pornographic shop. you could go and get from an adult Ten about 'Big Brother's content. Trisha Doherty complained to Channel with the response. She was less than impressed addressed the situation Basically the letter with each other with housemates getting into bed which I find quite ludicrous. as 'non-sexual', running this slop Channel Ten justifies as 'late night adult viewing', by promoting it but the true reality of 'Big Brother' of young fans. is that it has a league will tell you that. A quick look at the ratings

penis expose, Oztam ratings reported On the night of the great to Michael's private parts. 100,000 teenagers were privy between the ages of 12 and 5. There was 17,000 children watching 'Big Brother' these days into soft core pornography. I think has degenerated Those sexual connotations your teenage kids looking at. that you really don't want we take a reality check. Katherine Lumby suggests under the carpet. I don't think we should put sex face up to the fact I think we should that teenagers are engaging in sex in working out how to do that and they need support no-one gets harmed or damaged. in a way where James Thomas there in Queensland. a small fortune Alright, how would you fancy earning without even leaving home? made by an American company That's the promise which is now operating here. called Storesonline, they sell you a shop online, If you can believe the spiel, roll in. then you just watch the money But as Chris Hill discovered, are still waiting. a lot of Aussies who've signed up about this company? How much do you know Ahh, not much. investigated by the ACCC? Are you aware they're being No. Had no idea at all. We didn't know that actually. in the bank, be very rich. I expected to have money on that day. That's what you're led to believe

pretty informative The initial session's and I guess they, you know... They hook you there? Yeah, they hook you in there a little bit, yeah. They were saying to get them started you pay $2,000 or something a year and possibly making up to $100,000 per year. So you're expecting $100,000? I'm not, yet. No, no, no. While would-be online entrepreneurs were filing into the Storesonline seminar at the Plush Park Hyatt in Melbourne today, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission was doing some filing of its own, in the Federal Court. I heard that this morning. Yeah, it's listed in the Federal Court in Sydney today? OK. What have they actually promised you? Well, they've promised me lunch. For the princely sum of $50, 100-plus eager onliners get lunch and a lot of Americans telling them how to set up and sell up a storm on their own Internet site. They do get a bit touchy feely if you haven't paid for lunch, though. Basically, the system doesn't work. They then set you up in a marketing program which they take all your money and don't do anything for it. You've actually got first-hand experience with this? Yep. I've tried to get this thing I've tried really hard to get the thing to work. Andrew doesn't want to be identified because he fears reprisals from Storesonline cond cting a one-man campaign but he's so incensed, he was conducting a one-man campaign at the Melbourne seminar today. It just doesn't work, there are thousands of people doing the same products, the prices aren't there. I'm just trying to help people see they can throw away $6,000 in there or give it to a charity, that's about all they're gonna do. They don't really try to pitch at you but they do come off as, "I'm really honest, we're not here to scam you or anything." So that's the way they appear? Yeah, really honest. Do they seem legitimate to you? So far, yeah. American-based waffle. Waffle? If that makes sense. None of that American-based waffle makes any sense to Perth-based pensioner Lynette Green. Complete store building packet, right now that costs you $2,500. degrAe at Uni ersity. It's like doing a Bachelor of Arts degree at University.

I mean, I didn't think this was all involved, they gave me the impression it was so easy, so simple, so fast-moving and no effort. A major selling point for owning one of these online shops is supposed to be the simplicity of setting it up, but after six months, Lynette's earnt herself nothing but ill health. I'm behind by about $800 and I owe $5,364.50. Now how the hell am I going to find that? My health has deteriorated and I've lost confidence in people and now when I go on the net I go, "Is this a scam or what?" The ACCC's confirmed 50 complaints in relation to allegations of misleading or deceptive representations by Storesonline, but during a recent West Australian seminar, spokesman Tiger Barrel leapt to the Utah company's defence. We are open, forthright and fair,

we strongly resent any inference or claim to the contrary. Well, Lynette resents the fact that she's broke that h soo might be and Ian Robertson resents the fact that he soon might be. Some of the testimonials we're talking about in the hundreds of thousands. He bought six sites or shopfronts from Storesonline for $6,000. We haven't got one up and running yet. So it's been a bit lean for Ian of late, and perhaps there's a lesson in that for all of us. At this stage we're only out of pocket $50, but we're getting a lunch for it. So...

We'll keep it that way? Yeah. Keep it that way? Yeah. We will, we will. Chris Hill there. In the Federal Court today, the ACCC won a ruling that Storesonline must advise Australian customers that its practices are now being investigated. Now an Australian medical breakthrough

that's leading the world. It's also saving the lives of women. It's a new and far more reliable test for cervical cancer than just having a Pap smear, which has been around for 60 years. As soon as you hear 'abnormality', of course you think "Is it cancer?" And for mother-of-two Terry Burstein, it was. You see quite a few years flash before your eyes and you think, can we remove it, how far is it, what stage - you start all these questions in your head. There's about 800-plus women a year in Australia

who get the disease. There's 280 or so women dying every year. I believe it's completely unnecessary. Every two years, every sexually active woman over the age of 18 should be tested for cervical cancer. Problem is, the current traditional test, the Pap smear, is not saving us.

The Pap smear only picks up 50% or less of abnormalities. Which means pre-cancerous cells are being missed and women are dying. David Izkowic is a Sydney gynaecologist. When you take a Pap smear, you can never guarantee you've sampled the whole of the area. This product was developed to make sure that our wives, sisters, girlfriends do not unnecessarily die. This is a disease that is very, very preventable. Polartechnics scientist Victor Skladnev is the inventor of TruScreen. Amanda, this is the TruScreen device. I'm not going to lie to you - it certainly doesn't make me any more comfortable about this whole procedure. Well, it is actually relatively painless. Combined with a Pap smear, the new device is approved by the TGA and voted one of the best Australian inventions in the last 100 years by the Federal Government. So the information goes in there? Into there. Processed there?

Processed - the doctor presses that button and the patient is then given an answer on the printout which comes out there. So you know straightaway if you have suspect cells or not? That's right. In combination with the current Pap tests, it takes you to a 93% chance of having your disease detected. Is this a test every woman should have?

Yes. Will it save lives? Yes, it's already saved lives. A Pap smear completely missed Terry Burstein's pre-cancerous cells, but luckily she also had a TruScreen test, and the abnormality was picked up in time. I still need to go for regular check-ups and the cancer shouldn't grow back but that's a relief to know. The traditional Pap test looks to see whether an individual cell has become abnormal. It doesn't tell you about the tissue structure underneath. This device looks at the tissue itself to see if the blood supply patterns have changed, whether the tissue structure has changed. No screening test is 100% accurate. Associate professor Jane Gunn from the University of Melbourne says the TruScreen test isn't perfect. It can return what's called a 'false positive' result. Which means a few more women are told they have the disease that don't. Most of the women I see would find that anything that says 'abnormal' a very anxiety-provoking thing to have. How regular are false positives? False positives occur in about 10% of TruScreen tests. TruScreen tests are also more expensive - expect to pay up to $50 more. At the end of this disposable piece are very, very thin gold and titanium electrodes. So it's a gold-plated experience? That's right. That's supposed to make us feel better? Yes, of course. Take into account the potential for an abnormal reading and the anxiety that that might provoke and the time that it will add on to their Pap test.

There are a lot of deaths that can be prevented by this device, it's very exciting to be at a stage where we can release it and start saving a lot of lives. And we shouldn't be scared of it? Absolutely not. Amanda Paterson reporting. Right now, only some doctors have that technology available. Details are available through our website. Alright, they're mums and they're mad as hell because a shopping centre makes them pay every time they need to breast-feed their babies. CLUCKING Lotto's $25 million Super Saturday is enough to make your eyes water. That's right... (Clucks) (Clucks excitedly) So get your entry in by Saturday, June 4 for a cracking $25 million! Australians like to think this a place where men and women enjoy equal rights, no discrimination. So, how about this - a major shopping centre charging women who want to breast-feed babies or change their nappies? It's extremely discriminatory against mothers. I mean, why should we be the only people that need to pay to go to the toilet? It's just ludicrous. For the parents of small children, a trip to the local shopping centre

is almost always accompanied by that inevitable call of nature. But not all shopping centres are the same. In Darwin, the Casuarina complex has decided parents should pay for the privilege of taking their child to the toilet. I just couldn't understand how on earth they could think about doing it in the first place. We're having to pay $5 or whatever it is to get a card to use facilities that should be free.

So outraged is this group of mums and dads that a number of complaints have been filed with the Anti-Discrimination Commission. I guess I feel it's just discrimination against mothers. The fact we are the only people that need to pay to care for our children, to look after our children. You want free access to a public facility and it's the shopping centre's duty of care to provide that? Surely it's the shopping centre's responsibility to give us hygienic, adequate facilities for our children?

And you're footing the bill? And we're footing the bill. So let's go back to Casuarina Square. Here, the parent's room is packed with mothers and babies who've had to shell out $5 for a swipe card giving them access to the toilets to breastfeed or change a nappy. The new card system's been in place for a month now, but outside, there are plenty of mums who haven't got a clue what's going on -

only what's about to happen if they don't get their child to a toilet, fast. You have to walk down to centre management, pay $5, get a card, walk back, swipe it and then you're in. With two kids? With two children. I don't think so. What do you make of that idea? I think that's disgusting. This is Micko Srbinovski's shopping centre. He's been coming here with his twin girls since they were babies, but after discovering the parent's room is locked and the only way in is to pay, he takes his girls to the men's. I refuse to buy one of their silly cards to use the parent's room which everyone should be entitled to be using. It's a ridiculous system and it's been weeks and they're not sorting it out. It's not meant to push people away. It's really meant to provide a better environment so mothers are more inclined to feel safer and use the amenities. Manager Quentin Dennis was keen for us to know that if you don't buy the swipe card, you're welcome to find a cleaner or a security guard who'll let you in for free. But it all takes time. Have to go to the customer service desk. Where on earth would the customer service desk be?

We set the clock to find out how long it would take Rochelle, with two children in tow, to walk the 200 metres to the information desk, wait in line, buy the card, and walk all the way back. Come on, sonny. Quick, quick! 8 minutes and 34 seconds - who knows how long it would have taken her to find a cleaner? In we get. I can't really say whether it's discrimination or not, but it certainly looks like it may be. The Northern Territory's Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, Tony Fitzgerald, says he's investigating this complaint. The obligation under the law is that if someone has a special need, that is a parent, then the law says that the special need must be accommodated.

Now, it isn't being accommodated because people can't get access to the room. Discrimination is something that we don't condone at all. I don't believe anyone is stopped from going in the rooms at all. Many of these mums and babies will now be shopping elsewhere, but this centre remains convinced it's on to a good thing. No-one else has to pay $5 to go to toilets. The men's toilets, you don't have to pay $5, and female toilets, you don't have to pay $5. That report from Ros Thomas. Now, the shopping centre management has told us it's going to donate every cent from those swipe cards to the Northern Territory Breastfeeding Association, but so far the association has received nothing. Why not just drop the charge altogether? Up next - a wrinkle cream that scientists say really works. GENTLE GUITAR MUSIC MAN COUGHS (Coughs) With Vicks Formula 44, just one dose helps you say goodnight to dry coughs... ..all night. GENTLE GUITAR MUSIC The search for some kind of fountain of youth has been going on since mirrors were invented and people first started to notice wrinkles. Now there's a cream that's actually been given the thumbs-up in a scientific trial. I like to see the younger Sandra, but every day I see me getting a bit older. I want to turn back the clock. I go out with a younger guy, and I want to look younger - doesn't any woman? If I can find a cream that hydrates my skin that moisturises my skin and makes me feel good, I'll continue using it. It's got absolute 100% credibility. It's not the first time a cosmetic company has boasted their product turns back the clock but this time it's the first one to be backed up by the scientists. Well, the fact is, this clinical trial was considered so significant it was published in a peer review journal called the 'British Journal of Dermatology' which is the Bible for skincare. If you believe the findings, it's the holy grail of skincare for Jorma Oksenan and Shi Jano cosmetics. A recent trial of this new anti-wrinkle face cream involved 33 women. In the trial, 78% of women believed the cream had worked for them and the scientist confirmed there had been a 50% reduction in the depth of wrinkles. So we decided to trial it for ourselves. I really want to fight that ageing process. And what have you tried? I've tried everything. In her 50s, Bev Jones knows what she wants. So does Deb Cage who's in her 40s. When you look in the mirror, what do you see? I see a lot of lines, particularly around my mouth area and when I smile I'm a bit horrified. And at 32, Sandra McArthur is still searching for an anti-wrinkle cream that works for her. I've tried prestige brands, so the Estee Lauders, Clinique, to the supermarket shelf brands, OAl of l n t the lac r mud Oil of Ulan to the glacier mud from New Zealand. I've tried it all. But none of the ladies have tried this cream. Over the next five weeks they'll apply the cream

to their problem areas first thing in the morning and before bedtime. Willing to give it a go? Absolutely. Yes, why not? What have I got to lose but my wrinkles? OK, Bev, five weeks down the track, what's the result? Well, to be honest, I think my face is slightly better. I think these lines have sort of smoothed out a little, or filled out but I don't like the cream. I don't like the whole sensation of the cream. I find it burns, especially around this mouth area, it actually burns me. So Bev believes it does work but despite that she won't be buying it, wh e Deb didn t believe t m de Yeah. And I've stopped it about three days ago because I couldn't stand the rash. It seems to absorb very quickly into the skin and make-up just glides over the top of it, and it's just a wonderful feeling. I feel like the quest for eternal youth is over - this is great. So two of the three ladies believe it does what it claims but only Sandra would buy it for herself. Well, I think you've got to be sceptical. Skin specialist Natasha Cook says at $98 for the face cream, she won't be recommending Shi Jano to her patients just yet. what it's doing in the skin. We really don't know what the long-term effects are, we have no cellular models in the skin demonstrating its effectiveness as an antioxidant.

The guarantee is in the clinical trial as published in the 'British Journal of Dermatology'. It's not just me saying it. It was published in that journal. And I was a little cheeky with you last time. I mentioned the younger man. Has he said anything? No, he hasn't. Hasn't made a comment. Oh, dear! So he's in trouble! David Eccleston getting a bloke into trouble there. Next, what your kids are probably eating and why they shouldn't. They're called the Dirty Dozen - food additives that make our children sick. But what's really scary about them is that the symptoms are on time delay. Often it takes several days before the effects start to kick in.

There are a lot of food additives that are bad. that ar bad. The There are a lot of food additives

There are a lot of food additives that are bad. The Government is not

that are bad. The Government is not protecting the health of our

children. It's all about making pro ecting the health of our children It's al about mak ng money. mNney. All

children. It's all about making children. It's all about making money. All they want to do is mNney. All they want to do is make money. All they want to do is make pro its mon y. All they want to do is make

money. All they want to do is make profits, so why on earth should

they say this food might harm you?

they say this food might harm you? Food additives are a ticking time

bomb. What every parent needs to know. That story for you next week. Have a great weekend. We'll see you back here on Monday. Goodnight.

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