Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
Disclaimer: The Parliamentary Library does not warrant the accuracy of closed captions. These are derived automatically from the broadcaster's signal.
Ten News -

View in ParlView

(generated from captions) I've been going crazy, looking for you all night. We're gonna get through this - you and me. And our child. Our child. Our child, Bridget. Supertext Captions by the Australian Caption Centre www.auscap.com.au This program is captioned live. Tonight - thousands on the march - the battle against federal industrial reforms enters a new phase. A breakthrough for Michelle Leslie. The decision that's spared her 15 years in jail. And terror training camp - the outback property where suspects allegedly honed their skills. Ten News with Ron Wilson and Jessica Rowe. Good evening, also tonight - the Rabbitos declare war on the final plan for Redfern Oval. And an accident waiting to happen - residents furious following the terrifying Spit Road crash. But first this evening, Sydney's show of force against the Federal Government's new workplace laws. More than 30,000 people marched through the streets today engaged in a determined battle to keep their entitlements. The Federal Government claimed 95% of workers boycotted the protest over changes to Australia's industrial relations laws. The unions for their part claimed this was the biggest protest in our history. 500,000 people, they said, stopped work nationwide.

(All chant) Fight for workers' rights, fight for workers' rights. The message from the union movement - the new laws are much worse than even they expected. They've called their IR laws 'work choices'. Work choices! Rubbish, deceitful rubbish. They fear cuts to take-home pay, the end of the award safety net and a fall in minimum wages, plus, a crackdown on unions through penal clauses and hefty fines. The Government's laws are motivated by ideology, the articles of Liberal Party faith, the prejudices of the Prime Minister. And workers taking part in today's protests concerned about what the future holds under the new laws. For my children's future. It's not going to be a good one. They're taking away rights that we worked long and hard for.

People's overtime, penalty rates, they're going to be abolished. They want us to be like a Third World country. Angry transport workers

staged a blockade on Sydney's busiest motorway. Protesting truckies swarming across the road stopping traffic in both directions. Police were called but couldn't re-open the road.

The State Government condemning the closure. Back in the city, unions accusing employers of heavy-handed tactics. The fact that we've got employers intimidating and bullying workers not to come today gives a good indication of what's to come. The Government dismissing union claims as hysterical scaremongering. Look at the record of this Government over the past 10 years. That record speaks for itself. We've seen a 15% increase in real wages and we've seen 1.7 million increase in jobs in Australia. The union movement now pushing ahead with a political campaign in the hope of unseating the Howard Government at the next election.

John Hill, Ten News. And the rallies had flow-on effects across Sydney. Many schools didn't open until late because teachers were taking part in the protests. Some parents angry with the disruption. Well, I've had to take the morning off work and I think a few girls aren't even coming to school. Others, though, were right behind the teachers' decision to take the morning off. I do. I do think it's justified. And motorists had a longer journey to work than normal with RTA workers not changing traffic tidal flows

because they were at the rallies. John Howard is unmoved by today's protests saying in a year's time people will wonder what the fuss was about. But Kim Beazley has made scrapping the laws a Labor priority. In the end even federal public servants were allowed to flex off to attend the rallies. Many did in Canberra, where the fervour against the changes was passionate. There have been absurd, exaggerated scaremongering claims made about these changes which, in the fullness of time, will be proved wrong. Kim Beazley will have none of it, hoping to win the hearts and votes of workers with this pledge. My first act as prime minister of this nation will be to stand on the steps of Parliament and rip these laws up. Gone! Tempers flared in the Senate inquiry when the Chamber of Commerce and Industry fronted. The biggest backer of the changes came under heavy fire from Labor senators. MAN: Point of order, Chair. You may not like the question because it's demonstrating that Mr Hendy in fact has misled the Australian public.

That's what you've done. Peter Hendy undeterred. This is one mother of all scare campaigns going on. But Andrew Murray, the Democrat senator who backed the first wave of Howard changes nine years ago,

is unconvinced now. He says we're heading for years of chaos. What we're seeing here is going to be disastrous, I think. But for the labour-intensive restaurant and catering industry, the Howard revolution can't come soon enough. Today it put cutting wages squarely on the menu. Without the freedom to do so,

it's predicting this side of the food business won't be viable within 10 years. The total amount expended across the industry on wages is too high. Paul Bongiorno, Ten News. A bleak future for many Telstra workers as management announces a jobs purge. Up to 12,000 people will go as part of a plan to cut costs and boost profits. Sol Trujillo was seen as Telstra's saviour when he took over the top job. Not today though. Up to 12,000 of his workers will be sacked in the next five years. If you look at the infrastructure of the company

you can see we have too much of everything. We're going to build one factory that's going to be lean, that's going to be mean. And just in case you were wondering how mean -

company assets and infrastructure will go too. We're gonna have to cut costs. The cost structure of this business is too high. Period. End of story. John Howard says those who lose their jobs shouldn't worry. The message to all of those people is that we have a very strong economy and their prospects of getting re-employment are greater now than they would have been 10 or 12 years ago. For the Prime Minister to say that all they need to do is think about going and getting their new job is really a slap in the face for them. The market didn't like hearing that earnings could drop by 30%. Shares nosediving, down 30 cents to $4.02. Well short of the $5.25 the Government wants ahead of a full sell-off. While the Telstra boss remains confident the telco can recover, he's warned the Government that regulation is one of the major obstacles it faces. Telstra's future will be driven by a $10 billion broadband investment, plus technology that lets you watch movies on a mobile. With revenue from traditional home phones falling, it hopes extras like sending shopping lists from the kitchen phone will convince you to keep it. Australian model Michelle Leslie could be freed from jail in a matter of days. Prosecutors in Bali have accepted her version of events about how she came into possession of ecstasy tablets at a dance party. Nearly three months since her arrest and Michelle Leslie knows her ordeal is almost over, arriving at court today with accused Bali Nine drug mule Michael Czugaj. Normally a portrait of composure, today the 24-year-old allowed herself to smile several times as prosecutors re-read 14 pages of evidence to the court. It was found that you had two ecstasy pills in your handbag. They believe a girl called Mia did put two ecstasy pills in her bag outside a Kuta dance party in August. They've also accepted the Australian model was a drug user and not a drug trafficker and have asked she serve a minimum of three months.

The defence tried to have the matter thrown out immediately, arguing she had already been through enough. It didn't work and she was returned to jail one more time. The judges appeared to look favourably on her cooperation throughout the trial and her heart-felt apology to the Indonesian people last week. Michelle Leslie will be back in court on Friday when the judge will make his announcement on her sentence. Her lawyers believe she should walk free this weekend. In Bali, Max Futcher, Ten News. Tim Webster with a look ahead to sport and the Socceroos fired by Uruguay's arrogance. Yes, Jess, they claim it's there divine right to be in the World Cup finals. That's added yet another edge to tomorrow night's showdown for a spot in Germany next year.

Later in sport, the Socceroos coach puts his spin on this latest sign of disrespect for the Aussies. And fighting to save his career, And also coming up - Trent Barrett set to line up at five-eigth for the Kangaroos. Five men face court over a wild brawl outside court. Also, terror training camp - the outback property where suspects allegedly honed their skills. And the Spit Road crash - residents insisting, and showing why it was an accident waiting to happen.

BOLLYWOOD-STYLE MUSIC (Woman sings) # Oh, yeah

# Ai, ya, ya, ya, ya # Oh, yeah # Ai, ya, ya, ya, ya # Oh, yeah! # This program is captioned live. Residents near Bourke in the State's remote north-west say they're shocked at the allegations terror suspects have been training in the area.

According to police, five men used an outback property for al-Qa'ida-style training camps. It's here at Mulga Creek Station, a 17,000-hectare sheep and cattle property, that police allege five of Sydney's terror suspects were training for jihad. Police told a court the men were undertaking military-style training at the remote property. Seized from the men's homes were guns, hunting gear and camouflage suits. It's alleged the men rented the property, posing as a shooting group, on April 12. The men arrived in two rented four-wheel drives and allegedly made the property booking under the false name Andrew Scott. While the men were there, station owner Charles Fairey was contacted by police. The police rang and asked if we had a group of shooters and how many. We told them. Police conducted a 2-day forensic investigation at the site the day after the men left, allegedly seizing spent bullet cartridges and other items as evidence.

A police statement concluded that: The men went to the most southern part of the property, choosing this as their location to camp - one of the most rugged and remote areas of Mulga Creek Station. The property is now on the market. Kathryn Robinson, Ten News. Five men have been charged with attacking the media outside a court after last week's terror raids. The suspects, who were arrested early this morning, face up to five years in jail. The cameraman at the centre of the melee was among the police, court guards, private security guards and media at court as the five men regained their freedom. Do you want to say you're sorry, mate? Do you want to say anything to this fellow here that you belted last week? Do you want to say you're sorry, mate? None of the accused happy about their newfound exposure. Can you please do your job and keep these guys away from me?

They're not touching you, mate. Huh? You're right to go. The scene a far cry from last Tuesday's encounter, when media crews tried to film and photograph associates of the nine Melbourne suspects arrested during last week's terror raids. That incident's sequel today - five men arrested during dawn raids, charged with affray and other counts, then facing the same court behind the same security glass as the men last week. A sickening and unprovoked attack on basically members of our community just doing their job. The court heard Majed Haad, Abdul Sayadi, Monzer Ramadan, Nasser Raad and Bassam Raad were related to or friends of the terror suspects. Police allege video and still cameras caught Mr Ramadan and Mr Sayadi starting the fight, which the other three joined. While the five didn't want to surrender their passports, the magistrate ordered them to do so after hearing police claims the men had close links to Lebanon and could flee Australia. The nine accused, who were last week remanded in custody the terrorism charges, we have concerns in relation to their associations with them. The five, who each face up to five years jail, return to court in February. Christopher Still, Ten News. A 75-year-old woman is in hospital with a broken leg after an explosion at a restaurant in Tamworth. Fire crews were called to the Cafe Italiano just before midnight, where they found the kitchen ablaze. The front of the restaurant was blown out with tables and chairs strewn across the road. Police say the woman, from an adjoining flat, suffered a broken leg when hit by falling debris. It's believed a gas leak caused the explosion. Police in Sydney's south-west are hunting four men after am attempted ram-raid on an ATM.

It's alleged the group used a four-wheel drive to smash through the front of a service station convenience store, but couldn't move the cash machine. Nobody was hurt in the early morning raid. It's still not known whether they managed to escape with any cash or goods. The car is now being forensically tested. Claims tonight the RTA is ignoring the dangerous road conditions leading to the Spit at Mosman. 12 people were injured in a 5-vehicle pile-up yesterday when a government bus careered out of control into oncoming traffic. State Transit tearaways, a bus barely grips the road as it races around the Military Road S-bend. Residents are resorting to their own speed camera home videos at The Spit, worried about the heavy vehicles careering dangerously downhill. They're voicing their concerns after yesterday's near deadly pile-up at Mosman - a government bus lost control and ploughed into oncoming traffic. 12 people were injured including the 44-year-old driver of this crushed Peugeot on her way to pick up her children after school. She's in a stable condition after surgery for severe internal injuries. It's a dangerous area. It's sort of an area where they probably need a divider in the road. Some locals still hold out hope for a tunnel. The bridge widening isn't going to assist this, you know. We've got the technology today to put the tunnel through and it's just endangering people's lives and it's risking more lives the longer it gets postponed. But a $2.8 billion tunnel would be highly unlikely, it would mean a hefty $10 toll. Mosman councillor Jim Reid has dubbed The Spit S-bend the killing fields and he holds the RTA responsible for yesterday's carnage.

They say they can't put a barrier down there because it would make the lanes even narrower than they are now and I say then in the interests of safety, they must reduce the number of lanes. The RTA hasn't responded. Crash investigators won't get to the bottom of this accident overnight. It will take some time to test the bus for brake or mechanical failure and the driver is in no condition at present to provide a statement to police. The bus union has cast doubt on a brake malfunction, they're designed to lock on in an emergency. Shaun Fewings, Ten News.

Time for a weather check and I've

been referring to my compendium of

Tim Bailey sayings here and that

would have been a day that blew the

spots off the dog. It was a rare

day that Tim Bailey earned his

money. What happened early was we

had brilliant blue sky and swinds

out north-east. Temperatures soared

to around 27 in the city and 32 at

Homebush. And that southerly change

roared autopsy the coast. It dropped

temperatures by around about 15 or

16 degrees. As you can see, that's

Bailey's business of the brolly

there. By golly they did their

lolly over the brolly. The wind

causing problems. It peaked at

around 92km/h at the airport this

afternoon. Still high winds,

problems for City dtion Rail. They

advice there are delays on the

Newcastle and Central Coast lines

as we speak tonight. Let's have a

look at sky watch for you. It was a

tale of two cities, as you well

know. The blue sky that we love at

spring time coloured in the first

half and then the galloping grey of

a southerly came our way in the second half.

Tomorrow a mainly fine day, partly

cloudy and around about 23 degrees

and see you again in around about ten. I'm at the gateway to the world's largest wildlife sanctuary. It's called Australia. ENGINE ROARS Crikey!

The invisible fence that protects our natural wonders and agriculture is Quarantine. Help them make sure nothing dangerous gets in. Declare all food, plant and animal material,

because that's where the danger lurks. If you don't and they find, it could be a whopping fine for you. Quarantine matters.

Time to check on the traffic with

Vic Lorusso. We've had bus troubles

all day, disruption to the city.

We're currently over Seven, hills

and not the good flying or driving

conditions. It hasn't been the best

day on the roads. That's what we're

seeing this afternoon. It's raining

quite steadly here and that's what

is impacting the traffic. If you

are driving or know of anyone

heading on the roads they need to

take extra caution and allow an

extra 35 minute travel time due to

these weather conditions. Thank, Vic. A teenager has been arrested after a major drug bust in Sans Souci. Police raided the suburban home this morning after a tip-off from a member of the public. They uncovered a sophisticated hydroponic set-up,

housing more than 200 cannabis plants with a street value of almost $900,000. 250 grams of dried cannabis was also found. A 17-year-old male youth was arrested in Waterloo and is charged with cultivating a prohibited plant.

One of Melbourne Zoo's big cats has attacked a 9-year-old boy who stuck his hand in the cage. The Persian leopard defended its territory after the curious young student strayed from his school group. The aftermath of a 9-year-old boy's enthusiasm to see the big cats up close. Zoo staff are privately angry he was able to jump a fence and agitate the natural predator while under the supervision of teachers. They say Kashmar, the Persian leopard, instinctively clawed the boy's right forearm because he poked it through the cage. Remember, they're predators, they're opportunistic hunters. If they see something like this, an opportunity, potentially they take it. The 40kg leopard left the child with deep lacerations requiring stitches. It's raised questions about the adequacy of fencing at the zoo. All of the big cat enclosures are surrounded by a barrier 2m away from the cage. Management says it will review safety, yet it's a standard used in zoos worldwide. I don't think it's a matter of the fence not being good enough, it's about how young groups come in, how they're supervised and how we display our animals. Both students and teachers were offered counselling after the school trip turned nasty, and whether the boy was being supervised sufficiently is now under investigation. The excursion was part of Flowerdale Primary's annual school camp. Principal Ross Davis spoke on behalf of the child's family. The family just wish me to say that he's doing really well

and they're pleased about that and that they wish no harm to the animal. He will stay in hospital overnight.

Kashmar's health is also being monitored. She lost an eye in a fight with her sister a decade ago and, at 13 years old, is considered elderly. Martine Griffiths, Ten News. Doctors are optimistic that surgery to re-attach a toddler's severed leg was successful. The young boy was allegedly attacked by his mother with an axe. This faint white outline the thin sliver of skin that held the toddler's upper and lower leg together. Here the splintered ends of bone.

It's a grizzly thing to deal with but to see a limb reattached and a pink foot and pink toes is very, very gratifying. Last week the 20-month-old boy's right leg was virtually severed when his 21-year-old mother allegedly attacked him with an axe. While the woman remains in psychiatric care there's hope the child's mental health won't suffer. Toddlers are resilient. They are unlikely to have long-term memories for this. Six surgeons, two anaesthetists and six nurses spent more than eight hours reattaching the leg. He's Australia's youngest patient for such surgery, and, with time of the essence, doctors used a simple approach to the difficult task. We can't use external devices, we can't use plaster casts, we've got to do something internal and something that's simple and quick.

In the interest of speed we only did one artery. With the veins, we had a lot of veins coming into one so we only ended up doing one major vein. The marathon operation began within minutes of the child's arrival. Without a blood supply to the lower severed leg the greatest risk was that the muscles would die. Doctors expect he'll regain more than 50% of the leg's function. I think it's terrific. I think that everything's gone according to plan.

Kate McGrath, Ten News. At least six people are dead and a dozen injured after an explosion in Pakistan. The blast happened a short time ago in the southern city of Karachi. It went off near a Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet near a popular tourist hotel. It appears the bomb may have been inside a vehicle parked nearby. Terrified people fleeing the area as cars remained on fire. Emergency crews struggling to put out flames, as others attended to the injured. No word yet as to who's responsible, or if any Australians were in the area. Bird flu has claimed more lives among Australia's neighbours. As hospitals test suspected new cases, Indonesia confirmed another death this morning, pushing the toll in Asia to 64, with two thirds of the victims from Vietnam. And China has reported bird flu in poultry in the country's east. The ninth outbreak in a month. Another delay for accused Australian terrorist David Hicks. Only days from appearing in court, his trial by military commission has been delayed. A judge has ordered his case should not go ahead until the courts sought out the powers military commissions have over foreign prisoners. Hicks has pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder and conspiracy to attack civilians. Still to come - a new frequent flyer program for Aussie plane travellers. Plus, the Rabbitos furious over the final plans for Redfern Oval. And Christmas turned on its head - consumers crazy about upside down trees. It's hard finding time for the things you love. So it's fair to say I don't have time for headaches. That's why I choose Panadol Rapid. It's absorbed twice as fast as regular Panadol tablets. Panadol - it's my choice. When your skin is sensitive, So what do you do when that sensitive scalp gets dandruff? Try new Head & Shoulders Sensitive Care. from Head & Shoulders for sensitive scalps. For sensitive scalps. (Giggles)

Time now for another check of the

weather and Tim Bailey, what a big

weather and Tim Bailey, what a big drop in the temperature today? Yeah,

it was quite incredible, the

it was quite incredible, the southerly doing all the work there.

At around about midday at Homebush

it was 32 degrees. Some two hours

it was 32 degrees. Some two hours later it was around about 16 later it was around about 16 later it was around about 16 degrees so. The southerly, boy, did

degrees so. The southerly, boy, did it blow. It hit 92km/h. It would

it blow. It hit 92km/h. It would have blown the lint out of Ronny

have blown the lint out of Ronny Wilson's belly button at that stage.

Wilson's belly button at that stage. Let's have a look at top temps.

Tomorrow 21 in the city, 23 degrees

Tomorrow 21 in the city, 23 degrees Tomorrow 21 in the city, 23 degrees out west and if you've got an eye

out west and if you've got an eye on Australiav Uruguay it's going to

be temperatures in the late teens

be temperatures in the late teens and maindly fine tomorrow ening.

See you again at 5:55. Stories we're following, Australian model Michelle Leslie could be freed from jail in a matter of days. Prosecutors in Bali have accepted her version of events about ecstasy tablets found in her possession. A bleak future for many Telstra workers as management announces a jobs purge.

Up to 12,000 people will go

as part of a plan to cut costs and boost profits. And a huge show of force against the Federal Government's new workplace laws. More than 30,000 people marched through Sydney streets today, determined to keep their entitlements. The South Sydney rugby league club

has declared war on Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore, who last night used her casting vote to shatter the club's plan to return to Redfern Oval. The Rabbitohs say they'll run candidates against the Mayor at the next election. George Piggins once fought, and beat, the might of Rupert Murdoch. Now South Sydney's saviour has Clover Moore in his sights. It's no good having someone in government who doesn't understand sport. Otherwise you're gonna be knocking your head up against a brick wall. Sydney City Council last night rejecting Piggins's plan for South Sydney to return to its spiritual home. The council's $19 million redevelopment not big enough to enable the Rabbitohs to once again play at Redfern Oval, the club now fearing for its future. Organisations such as Souths will die in the way of producing young men and playing football in the district and that's what will happen. Clover Moore was unavailable for comment but a spokesman said she was more than comfortable with her decision. A council survey of 500 Redfern residents showing 80% support for the Lord Mayor's vision for this dilapidated old ground. But George Piggins says he's got more than 4,000 signatures on his side and he's once again set to muster the kind of people power that forced News Limited to readmit South Sydney to the NRL. A supporters BBQ at Redfern on December 4 will kick off the cause. We're not going away. We're gonna continue to push for Redfern Oval to be what we want it to be. Leanne West, Ten News. The Australian share market slightly down today thanks to a big sell-off in Telstra.

Let's go to Craig James and a new

frequent-flyer program for Virgin

frequent-flyer program for Virgin Blue. Yes, it's called the velocity

Blue. Yes, it's called the velocity frequent-flyer program. It will see.

Virgin Blue linking with several

airlines and a rental car agency.

airlines and a rental car agency. There will also be two velocity

credit cards as well. Investors

liked the news today sending

liked the news today sending shares up over 4%. Believing the

shares up over 4%. Believing the company is now throwing down the

gauntlet to Qantas. The banks have

gauntlet to Qantas. The banks have

gauntlet to Qantas. The banks have gauntlet to Qantas. The banks have had a ripper of a year and another

one time. First half profit of ma

one time. First half profit of ma yary up 88%. The dividend was up

yary up 88%. The dividend was up too to 90 cent asshare. But the

too to 90 cent asshare. But the share price fell. It was down by 2%

share price fell. It was down by 2%

share price fell. It was down by 2% and that's because there was no

great surprises in the result today.

great surprises in the result today. So investors decided to take some

So investors decided to take some money off the table. There are

money off the table. There are certainly some profits to be had.

certainly some profits to be had. Macquarie Bank shares have risen

54% over the last seven months. The

54% over the last seven months. The total market has only gone up 15%. Another big date is looming for Australia's favourite royals. Princess Mary's son is to be baptised on January 21. The Danish royal family says

the infant will be christened at the chapel of the Christiansborg Palace and while his name is yet to be announced, it's likely to be Christian, following a 500-year tradition. It's the tree that's turned Santa's world upside down. With less than six weeks to Christmas the new trend will have you tossing up how to hang your star. Forget hanging the stockings this Christmas, the latest trend in New York is hanging the tree. It's fun. I mean, it's pretty. It's weird.

That's a sad looking Christmas tree. No matter which way you look at it though, the tree that takes up airspace not floor space is a marketing success.

The manufacturer has already sold out of its top-of-the range 2m trees, each dressed with lofty $825 price tags. Others are even being sold on the Net. Well, we have two reactions. Some people say, "Oh it's crazy, why upside down?" Other people are in awe. They love it, they really love it. But is it really practical? I'm a traditionalist so I prefer them the right way up. And where would you put the fairy or the star?

Not to the mention the presents. But leave it to a child to see the up-side of all of this madness. It's upside down so you can stack the presents on top of each other until they reach the top. Unlike the last Christmas tree fad at least this one doesn't sing. In the US, Leisa Goddard-Roles, Ten News. Tim Webster's back with sport and the Dragons are currently Lance Thompson's fate. Yes, Thompson's arrived with a high-powered legal team to try to save his long career at the Dragons. The latest shortly. Also, the Socceroos' final session and the comment from Uruguay that's fired them up. And Darren Lehmann slams a triple century, his highest first class score, we'll tell you how many fours and sixes he hit.

For a great family meal, try KFC's new Createables, with 12 warm tortillas, 12 breast fillet Crispy Strips, plenty of salads and a variety of sauces. It makes 12 wraps, plus heaps of sides. KFC's Createables Meal Kit. SONG: # Can't beat that taste! # This program is captioned live.

The Socceroos are having their final training run

just over 24 hours ahead of tomorrow's deciding second leg of the World Cup qualifier against Uruguay. Neil Cordy joins us. Neil, it seems their star Alvaro Recoba has fired up the Aussies by claiming Uruguay have a divine right to be in Germany next year ?

Yes, divine right, it sounds a bit

Yes, divine right, it sounds a bit like Maradona's hand of God. He has

ruffled the Aussie's feathers. I

guess the bottom line is Uruguay

have the runs on the board, they've

one the World Cup twice and been

there a lot of times. The Aussies

we've only been there once 3 years

ago. I guess it's up to them to

prove Recoba wrong tomorrow night.

But this is what Guss Hiddink had

to say about his comments. Uruguay is a country where the historical football, and that's true, you cannot deny that but the rights to be there is tomorrow night. Tomorrow night when the game is played then we say, "They we have won", "We have won", then the right is the right.

The coach looks certain to make

some changes to the Socceroos? Yeah,

he certainly will. I think Marco

Bresciano will come into the team.

He started in the second half and

came on, almost kick add goal and

looked very, very dangerous T

Aussie, of course, need to score

goals. They need to win by at least

goals. They need to win by at least two T other player who is likely to

come into the team is Tim Cahill.

He was rested for the whole match

so he'll have fresh legs and could

be an X factor in this one. It's

catch 22, isn't it? As you say,

they've got to score goals but they

can't throw caution to the wind

either? No, they can't F they

concede an early goal then the

Socceroos have to score three goals.

Two is the magic number, that's the

margin they have to win by, it has

to be either three goals to one or

four goals to two. The only other

way they can get in is if it's 1-0

tomorrow night and then it can go

to extra time and possibly to

penalties. Thanks, Neil Cordy

joining us.

Glenn McGrath says his new ball partner, Brett Lee, must continue to play the enforcer role for the Australian Test team. The super confident Aussies

are determined to again crush the West Indies in the second Test in Hobart starting Thursday. With a thrashing already under their belt, it was all smiles for the Australians, enjoying their first look at Bellerive ahead of the second Test, starting this Thursday. Glenn McGrath officially recognised as the Wisden Cricketer of the Year, the veteran now setting his sights on another milestone. I'm still motivated by taking wicket 600 - it's the goal I want to achieve next.

Hopefully, for an old fella, I can keep going and get there. He already has 545 wickets. McGrath also joining the chorus for the inclusion of new boy Brad Hodge,

but aware selectors have a tough task with the options available. Whichever guy misses out it's going to be tough. The way Bracks bowled up in Brisbane was great. MacGilla has always bowled well for Australia. Andrew Symonds is coming into the team and maybe Brad Hodge making his debut so it could be a pretty special Test for a lot of guys. The pitch is light brown and sparsely grassed, which could enhance the prospect of Stuart MacGill being included at the expense of Andrew Symonds. The team won't be announced until just before the start of play on Thursday. No matter who plays for the locals,

the visitors will again be under the pump. And while more is expected from their stars it's the bowlers who are feeling the heat. I'm sure that's an area that we need to work on

more than anything else. I think the last two games we've played has showed up our indiscipline on line and length

and I think the technical stuff is getting that together in terms of watching videotapes and getting it together and trying to execute that over the next few days. South Australia's skipper Darren Lehmann has emulated the feat of his mentor, the late David Hookes, by smashing an unbeaten 301 at the Adelaide Oval. In a remarkable display of big-hitting

Lehmann took the West Australian attack apart on the second day of their Pura Cup game. He smashed 38 fours and three sixes, one of them brought up the triple ton. Then Lehman immediately declared with South Australia on 7/552. It was the first triple century at the Adelaide Oval since David Hookes hit 306 not out against Tasmania 19 years ago. Trent Barrett is now expected to be named five-eight in Australia's team to play Great Britain in the latest Tri-Nations match. Manchester's weather again forced the Kangaroos indoors and another Trent, Trent Waterhouse, is also hoping to be selected after his two try performance last weekend against France. It was a pretty tough game but, yeah, went out there and played the best game I possibly could, mate, I think, and probably put both feet forward for a spot. Like I said, mate, there's no injuries so we'll just have to see what happens.

The Kangaroos have to win or lose by less than eight points if they're to make the final, and coach Wayne Bennett showed he can also handle other sports. A board meeting is under way at St George to determine the future of veteran forward Lance Thompson. Ten's rugby league reporter Adam Hawse joins us. Adam, Lance Thompson's prepared for the fight of his life to save his career at the club?

Yeah, that's right. After 201 first

grade games dating back to 1995 in

the red and white, Lance Thompson's

the red and white, Lance Thompson's career hangs by a tread thread. He

career hangs by a tread thread. He arrived a short time ago to answer

a charge of misconduct, armed with

high profile Sydney lawyers. Also

with him was outspoken supporter

Dick cane. While they were tight

lipped, fans are outraged at the

treatment of their hero. The guy's

been here for 10 years, taken pay

cuts midcontract. How many players

do that? It's a joke the way he's

do that? It's a joke the way he's been treated. Lance isn't

been treated. Lance isn't responsible for the salary cap

responsible for the salary cap problems in the club and nor is

there valid grounds for his

dismissal. It would be outrageous

if he was dismissed What's he

accused of doing? Publicly

accused of doing? Publicly criticising officials and sending

criticising officials and sending threatening text messages to a

team-mate. Something he denies.

team-mate. Something he denies. This all dates back to October 7 at

This all dates back to October 7 at the club's presentation night when

he stormed out without receiving

an award for his 200th game after

officials told him he's played his

last game with the club. If he's

sacked, what next? Chris Murphy has

indkailted he will take the Dragons

to court. He may not be sacked but

to court. He may not be sacked but just told he's not part of the

just told he's not part of the plans for next year F that's the

case he has to find another club.

case he has to find another club. Leeds have expressed an interest as

has Cronulla and South Sydney. The Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai has been thrown into confusion by the withdrawal of two more big names. Spanish star Rafael Nadal pulling out, even before hitting a ball. While Andre Agassi struggled through a straight sets loss to Russian Nikolay Davydenko before succumbing to an ankle injury. When you get out there in a match and you're not, sort of, moving on your terms it was starting to get painful early on

and it was just increasing. Agassi and Nadal adding to the pre-tournament withdrawals of Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Roddick and Marat Safin. In the evening match Gaston Gaudio defeated Nadal's replacement Mariano Puerta. Australian golfer Karrie Webb has become the youngest ever inductee into golf's hall of fame. Karrie is the only woman to win all five of the LPGA's majors and she reached the required 27 points to be inducted in just 5 years.

The 30-year-old then had to complete 10 years service before joining the likes of Greg Norman and Arnold Palmer. It is really hard for me to believe that I am heere tonight. I still feel like that little girl with big dreams from a small town called Ayr. Despite being nominated, Vijay Singh opted to defer his inclusion. And ahead on Sports Tonight with Ryan Phelan, the results of that meeting between the Dragons and Lance Thompson, another accolade for super mare Makybe Diva and a chat with one of the biggest fighters to hit the boxing ring, Butterbean. Tim Bailey tells us all about today's wild weather next. And the world's oldest living animal celebrates a landmark birthday. Design and build the home of your dreams Enjoy the historic views of one of Canberra's oldest homestead properties Live just 15 minutes to the heart of the city Have it all at Wells Station Country living in the city

Tim Bailey, I'm a little concerned

at how familiar you are with my

at how familiar you are with my bodily part although I concede I'm

bodily part although I concede I'm lint free after that blast today.

Anything that wasn't sort of tied

down is now in Queensland and it

went express air mail today. That

southerly got up to around 90km/h,

southerly got up to around 90km/h,

southerly got up to around 90km/h, 92 in fact rbgts out at the airport

this afternoon. The sky went from

this afternoon. The sky went from brilliant blue, tefrpb churs 27 in

brilliant blue, tefrpb churs 27 in the city, 32 at Homebush, down to

the city, 32 at Homebush, down to the city, 32 at Homebush, down to around about a Mercedesy grey rain,

16 to 17 degrees right now across

the Sydney basin. Let's look at

the radar. That is a great big blob

of blue and no-one's complaining

because that means we have got

substantial rain falling across the

Sydney basin at the moment. Now,

tomorrow though is a different

story. It looks like it will be a

mainly fine day and around about 21

mainly fine day and around about 21 to 23 degrees with a fair bit of

to 23 degrees with a fair bit of cloud. Tomorrow also is all about

this ladies and gentlemen, isn't

this ladies and gentlemen, isn't it? The Socceroos and their date

it? The Socceroos and their date with destiny. Have a look at that.

Thank you very much to Soccer

Australia and Nike who sent me that

Australia and Nike who sent me that

Australia and Nike who sent me that one with my name on the back of it.

one with my name on the back of it.

one with my name on the back of it. Tomorrow at half time I'll be lucky

enough to be ingoal with the

punters taking a shot off the

penalty spot and if I can save a

few goals a heap of money will go

to a charity, Stewart House. Go the

to a charity, Stewart House. Go the Socceroos against Uruguay tomorrow.

We're in for a big one and the

forecast for. Homebush, cool but

forecast for. Homebush, cool but dry for kick off at eight o'clock

with no showers, temperatures in

with no showers, temperatures in the high teens. Let's go into your

back yard at the moment.

Cloud crossing eastern NSW with a

Cloud crossing eastern NSW with a strong southerly change is causing

showers and potentially severe

storms. Cloud forming over

south-east Queensland ahead of a

south-east Queensland ahead of a

south-east Queensland ahead of a trough is also generating some

severe storm action. Tomorrow's

severe storm action. Tomorrow's

severe storm action. Tomorrow's weather map, a weakening trough

will head north through Queensland

causing showers and storms to ease.

A high will contract showers north

up the NSW coastline. The lieg will

up the NSW coastline. The lieg will keep Victoria, Tasmania and SA

mostly sunny. A broad trough in WA

mostly sunny. A broad trough in WA will trigger isolated showers and

storms. The business of the brolly

storms. The business of the brolly that just blew inside out today.

Isolated showers tomorrow

contracting north along the NSW

contracting north along the NSW coast, a few showers and storms

across Queensland, showers and

storms over eastern and southern WA and the Northern Territory.

Thursday, a strengthening ridge of

high pressure will clear showers

from NSW and cause showers and

storms to become isolate across

Queensland. Southerly winds and an

Queensland. Southerly winds and an upper trough will result in showers

and isolated storm showers across

and isolated storm showers across

and isolated storm showers across WA. So a bit of rain about tonight,

WA. So a bit of rain about tonight,

WA. So a bit of rain about tonight, along with that southerly howler.

Tomorrow mainly fine, partly cloudy

21 to 23 degrees. Temperatures in

21 to 23 degrees. Temperatures in the midteens for the big game

tomorrow night. Thursday and Friday tomorrow night. Thursday and Friday

tomorrow night. Thursday and Friday mainly sunny and a good looking

weekend as well.

Go the Socceroos and see you again

tomorrow night live from Telstra Stadium. One of the world's oldest living creatures has celebrated another amazing milestone. Harriet the Galapagos giant tortoise turned 175 today.

That makes her older than the bicycle

and older than the postage stamp, so she's a real living piece of history.

Perhaps her longevity can be attributed to her preference for hibiscus flowers and carrots, rather than the elaborate birthday cake. Harriet spent 98 years living in Brisbane's Botanical Gardens before retiring to the Sunshine Coast. That's the 5:00 news. I'm Ron Wilson. And I'm Jessica Rowe. Sandra Sully will have the Late News after 'Rove'. Goodnight. Supertext Captions by the Australian Caption Centre. www.auscap.com.au ( BELL RINGING ) ( WHISTLE BLOWING )