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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. and welcome to Ten's Early News. Good morning facing drug charges in Indonesia. Another Australian woman

Anger still growing in Mildura of six teenagers. after the hit-run deaths the New Zealand Warriors in hot water And in sport, over salary cap breaches. for today. A quick check of the weather

To business and finance news now remains buoyant Kath, the new car market despite higher costs at the bowser? Yes, it seems rising oil prices

on the local car market have had little impact with new car sales showing a solid rise of 2.6% rise in January. The ABS figures out yesterday close to the 1 million mark. pushing annual sales for a new car And if you're in the market in the coming months you'll be spoilt for choice

being released. with a number of new models in business and finance. And that's the latest is facing up to 10 years jail Another Australian woman over drugs in Indonesia. of Barbara Higgs since her arrest These are the first pictures 50 grams of marijuana for allegedly possessing and two bags of seeds. to the 43-year-old Consular officials have offered help who is being held in a police cell.

A source close to the family says expect the charges to be dropped Higgs and her husband as early as today. of killing six teenagers in Mildura The children of the man accused

after threats against their lives. have left town

by the accused's mother It was revealed who's angered families played a part in the tragedy. by suggesting the victims teenagers are never meant to feel. It's a pain the young group Heavy hearts weighing down

in one catastrophic move. who lost six of their friends

4-year-old son was on his lap It's claimed Thomas Towle's also in the car and his 10-year-old daughter when he caused the carnage. the teenagers, Today, however, his mother accused waiting for taxis, who were standing by the road of being reckless. like brown cows, They're over the road

like an accident waiting to happen. Jillian Wilson also says have been threatened her grandchildren moved out of Mildura. and have had to be because of threats on their lives. They've had to leave town how lucky they were. Meanwhile, some are just realising on the night of the crash. One friend called in to work I could have been there. Just to think I could have maybe stopped it. in Shane's position. Or I could have been

Mignon Henne, Ten News. found dead in their homes Five elderly people have now been in the past fortnight. in and around Sydney in their flat in the city's north. The latest, an elderly couple Police were called to Neutral Bay a foul odour. after residents reported of a man and woman They discovered the bodies both aged in their 80s. how long ago they died. It's not yet clear the remains of a 64-year-old man Yesterday morning, believed to have died six months ago, housing commission unit. were found in a city has denied Singapore Airlines access The Federal Government America/Australia route to the lucrative for Qantas. leaving the skies wide open that allowing it to fly the route Singapore Airlines had argued and bring in more tourists. would cut air fares

The Government didn't buy it. in opening up the US route We can little or no benefit to Singapore at this time. is on the horizon though More competition with Virgin expressing interest to America by 2007. and hoping to begin flights in central Queensland A search has just begun

with four people on board. for a missing helicopter at Mount Kelly late yesterday, The 4-seater helicopter was due

but didn't arrive. was flying three people Police say a 28-year-old woman pilot

a geological survey of the area. to conduct Baghdad has been rocked insurgent attacks in weeks. by one of its deadliest and up to 30 were injured, 22 civilians died in a busy market place when a car bomb exploded in the south of the city. and ran off, Witnesses say a man parked the car despite efforts to stop him. police patrol but missed its target. Police believe it was aimed at a a battlefield in recent months The area has been groups. between warring Sunni and Shia More and more countries across Europe of the bird flu virus. are reporting fresh cases this month alone 15 have joined the list to count the financial cost, and they are now starting which could run into billions. have slumped 30% this week, In France, poultry sales

the first reported case of avian flu. consumers scared off after of millions of dollars are at stake Poultry farmers warn hundreds to reassure wary shoppers. and have moved with wild birds Even if there are some problems there is no problem at all sold on these markets. concerning the poultry

to begin culling birds. Bosnia is the latest European country were slaughtered More than 4,000 birds to the lethal H5N1 strain. after two swans tested positive during emergency talks in Brussels Among measures discussed by experts is the possibility of vaccinations. especially zoo birds, Well, in some cases, yes, that is for the zoo birds, that is not for Europe but, well, we will see.

India has also stepped up its cull insists but the country's health minister the situation is under control remaining quarantined despite six people suffering flu-like symptoms. from the disease. So far, 91 people have died remaining concerned Experts around the world and begin spreading amongst humans. the virus could mutate Ratko Mladic Top Bosnian Serb war crimes fugitive in the Serbian capital Belgrade. is said to have been arrested

commander during the '90s war General Mladic was the Serb army being transferred and is now reportedly in The Hague. to the War Crimes Tribunal The National Rugby League season hasn't even begun and the New Zealand Warriors are in strife over salary cap breaches, their blowout could be as high as $1 million. The Warriors' salary cap scandal could cripple their season. The NRL expects to complete its investigation in the next few days and the Warriors face severe penalties for their breaches. All clubs are aware that fines, competition points, those types of penalties are available to us if the breaches are of the type of magnitude that requires that. The potential loss of competition points has rocked the New Zealand club. It's a possibility. Obviously we'll be fighting like Billyo to ensure it's not. In the next little while we hope to get to the bottom of it. The Warriors' breaches relate to undisclosed player payments and arrangements. New management shocked when learning of the breaches, before dobbing themselves in to the NRL. Absolutely I'm concerned. I'm very annoyed about it because these sorts of things you never want to happen - shouldn't be there. Trent Higgs, Ten News. The International Olympic Committee will investigate the Austrian biathlon and cross-country team

after banned coach Walter Mayer visited their base in Turin. Mayer was involved in a blood doping scandal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. Midfielder Chris Judd is being tipped to take over as captain for AFL side, West Coast Eagles. Despite his troubles with the law, former captain Ben Cousins still has support from those close to the club. My captain is Ben Cousins.

Obviously, he decided not to be captain any more. I just think that he's the best bloke for the job. Andrew Embley and Dean Cox are also in the running for the captaincy with a rotation system not ruled out.

Here's Kath Robinson with a look at business news. Coles Myer chief John Fletcher has backed his management team

after posting dramatically lower first-half sales of $19.12 billion. The retail giant has vowed to ramp up advertising and improve customer service in its ailing food and liquor businesses. The result triggered the stocks biggest sell off in three years - down 50 cents to $9.50. Insurer AXA is buying two Hong Kong businesses for $575 million in its biggest acquisition since listing a decade ago. AXA announced the purchase while reporting a 6% increase in net profit to $542 million in 2005. And poker machine maker Aristocrat struck gold yesterday reporting a full-year net profit rise 71% to $244 million. Despite shares selling off 17 cents, they've increased almost 600% since Paul Oneile took the helm. And Toll Holdings continues to eye expansion plans in Asia as its $4.6 billion takeover bid for Patrick Corp remains stalled. The company yesterday reported a 10% rise in earnings to $115 million and maintains that Asia is still full of opportunities, including Singapore's SembCorp Logistics - National weather for the rest of the day. A look at what's making headlines around the nation. The Ten Early Morning News will return after the break.

Among this morning's main stories -

anger in Mildura after the weekend's hit-run smash. A 43-year-old woman the latest Australian facing drug charges in Indonesia. And in sport, New Zealand's Warriors facing salary cap breaches of around $1 million. Kath now with finance. An embarrassing blow for Multiplex with the English Football Association's decision to move the FA Cup Final from Wembley Stadium to the Millennium Dome in Cardiff. Multiplex says the decision is disappointing but understands the need for 100% certainty that the venue will be fully functional by May 13. Last month a senior Multiplex manager only gave the group a 70% chance of completing the project in time. And that's the latest in business and finance. The children of the man

accused of killing six teenagers in the hit-run in Mildura have been moved out of town. There were threats against their lives. Yesterday, however, his mother accused the teenagers who were standing by the road waiting for taxis of being wreckless.

They're over the road like brown cows, like an accident waiting to happen. You can just start crying here to think of that, and I'm not just saying that to defend my son. It's claimed Thomas Towle's 4-year-old son was on his lap and his 10-year-old daughter also in the car at the time of the crash. Aviation experts fear Australian air travellers to America have been cheated by the Federal Government

for the sake of protecting Qantas. They say US-bound passengers will have to keep paying a whopping premium compared with flights to Europe. To snare a share of the lucrative transpacific route, Singapore Airlines promised cheaper fares for Australians travelling to America. But the Government didn't buy it. We could see little or no benefit to Australia in opening up the Pacific route to Singapore Airlines at this time. The decision to shut out Singapore Airlines leaves the skies wide open for Qantas. Transport Minister Warren Truss claiming the services are similar, so... Unless there is cut-price fares or a significantly different product, we don't believe we would tap a large new market. A stinging Singapore Airlines responded angrily, claiming it is consumers who've been cheated. Aviation experts say US-bound flyers will now continue paying 40% more per kilometre than they do flying to Europe. This government is incredibly protective of Qantas, always has been. The Government says there is competition for the route on the horizon. Virgin Blue wants to start providing US flights to and from Australia by next year.

As for Singapore Airlines ever flying the transpacific... If access is negotiated in the future it'll be limited and phased.

And not for some time. Danielle Isdale, Ten News. A secret Department of Foreign Affairs report reveals the Prime Minister knew AWB was under pressure

to provide kickbacks to Saddam Hussein almost five years ago.

The report tendered to the Cole Inquiry, refers to a port charge demanded by Iraq which breached UN sanctions. It was sent to John Howard, Alexander Downer, Mark Vaile and Warren Truss and five government departments. Earlier, Commissioner Cole invited politicians, journalists and public servants to come forward with any information. Mr Howard declined. We have already provided all the information we have.

Amid the deepening crisis, the Iraqi Grains Board has signalled it will continue its ban on Australian wheat for the remainder of this year. More Australian troops will head to Afghanistan in the war against terror. The Government's announced 200 army engineers will leave for the country's troubled south in July. The Dutch-led deployment marks the start of a 2-year mission to rebuild Afghanistan's shattered infrastructure. Australians need to understand that fighting terrorism is a global activity and we're not going to wait for these people to turn up on Australian beaches. They'll join 300 Australian troops already on the ground, most of them from the SAS. Countries around the world are beginning to count the cost of the growing bird flu crisis. In France, poultry sales are down 30% this week and farmers warn the outbreak could cost hundreds of millions of dollars.

Bosnia is the latest nation fighting an outbreak. It's begun culling more than 4,000 birds. This month alone, 15 new countries have joined the growing list of those reporting fresh bird flu cases. Europe and America are hardening their stance as Russia struggles to convince Iran to give up plans to enrich uranium. After meeting European and Russian leaders, Iran's foreign minister flew home saying Tehran would press ahead with or without a Russian agreement. Moscow has tried to defuse the issue by offering to let Iran continue its work in Russia. Both Russia and China have significant commercial interests in Iran and say UN sanctions would make things worse. Prince Charles is taking legal action against a London newspaper for printing diaries in which he described Chinese diplomats as appalling old waxworks. The diaries contain the future monarch's views on the 1997 handover to China of the British colony Hong Kong. They were copied by a former staff member, leaked to the media and published by the 'Mail on Sunday' last year. Charles is suing for breach of copyright and confidentiality. The paper's publisher says the extracts were printed in the public interest. Actors Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have reportedly decided who gets what in their $81 million divorce settlement. It's believed the actress

will be the sole owner of their Beverly Hills mansion after their assets are divided up almost a year after she filed for divorce. But Pitt, now in a relationship with Angelina Jolie, apparently gets control of the former celebrity couple's lucrative film company, Plan B Productions. Pat Cash has stepped back into competitive tennis, checked headband and all. He's trying to help his son break into the pro circuit. It was hardly centre court Wimbledon but Wollongong hosted a rare return to competitive tennis for Pat Cash. 27 years after playing on the same courts as a junior, Cash partnered son Daniel to help kick-start his career. We just really enjoy it. It's really good. He's a great kid and, you know, sometimes I have to kick him in the butt and sometimes he has to do the same thing to me. Daniel was raised in Norway and moved to the Gold Coast two years ago. But starting tennis at age of 14 he faces a tough task to reach the elite level. Now at the age of 19, he's trying to catch up where the others guys have slightly left him behind,

so now he's just gotta get out there and play a lot.

The Cash double act losing in straight sets to Raphael Durek and Alun Jones. A disastrous start to the rugby league year for the New Zealand Warriors. Salary cap breaches rumoured to reach almost $1 million are threatening to derail their 2006 campaign before it begins. All clubs are aware that fines, competition points, those types of penalties are available to us, The club's new management was shocked to find the infringements, immediately notifying the NRL. National weather for the rest of the day: Now for finance with Kath and woes continue for Multiplex? As reported earlier - the FA Cup is being moved to Cardiff. Organisers not confident Multiplex will get the stadium project finished on time. For more I'm joined by Juliana Roadley from CommSec. Juliana, what's the reaction been to the fiasco?

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spending patterns hurting profits. There Ten's Early News continues in just a moment. This program is captioned live. Good morning and welcome to Ten's Early News. Another Australian woman facing drug charges in Indonesia. Anger still growing in Mildura after the hit-run deaths of six teenagers. And in sport, the New Zealand Warriors in hot water over salary cap breaches. A quick check of the weather for today. To business and finance news now. Department store group David Jones will reveal its second quarter and first half sales figures today with analysts expecting only modest growth. Rival Myer has set the pace, lifting first-half sales 2.8%, but analysts are also looking for an update from the company on plans to spend more than $400 million

to buy back a number of stores. Another Australian woman is facing up to 10 years jail over drugs in Indonesia. These are the first pictures of Barbara Higgs since her arrest for allegedly possessing 50 grams of marijuana and two bags of seeds. Consular officials have offered help to the 43-year-old who is being held in a police cell. A source close to the family says Higgs and her husband expect the charges to be dropped as early as today. The children of the man accused of killing six teenagers in Mildura have left town after threats against their lives. It was revealed by the accused's mother who's angered families by suggesting the victims played a part in the tragedy. It's a pain teenagers are never meant to feel. Heavy hearts weighing down the young group who lost six of their friends in one catastrophic move. It's claimed Thomas Towle's 4-year-old son was on his lap

and his 10-year-old daughter also in the car when he caused the carnage. Today, however, his mother accused the teenagers, who were standing by the road waiting for taxis, of being reckless. They're over the road like brown cows, like an accident waiting to happen. Jillian Wilson also says her grandchildren have been threatened and have had to be moved out of Mildura. They've had to leave town because of threats on their lives. Meanwhile, some are just realising how lucky they were. One friend called in to work on the night of the crash. Just to think I could have been there. I could have maybe stopped it. Or I could have been in Shane's position. Mignon Henne, Ten News. Five elderly people have now been found dead in their homes in and around Sydney in the past fortnight.

The latest, an elderly couple in their flat in the city's north.

Police were called to Neutral Bay after residents reported a foul odour. They discovered the bodies of a man and woman both aged in their 80s. It's not yet clear how long ago they died. Yesterday morning, the remains of a 64-year-old man believed to have died six months ago, were found in a city housing commission unit. The Federal Government has denied Singapore Airlines access to the lucrative America/Australia route leaving the skies wide open for Qantas. Singapore Airlines had argued that allowing it to fly the route would cut air fares and bring in more tourists. The Government didn't buy it. We can little or no benefit in opening up the US route to Singapore at this time. More competition is on the horizon though with Virgin expressing interest and hoping to begin flights to America by 2007. A search has just begun in central Queensland for a missing helicopter with four people on board. The 4-seater helicopter was due at Mount Kelly late yesterday, but didn't arrive. Police say a 28-year-old woman pilot was flying three people

to conduct a geological survey of the area. Baghdad has been rocked by one of its deadliest insurgent attacks in weeks. 22 civilians died and up to 30 were injured, when a car bomb exploded in a busy market place

in the south of the city. Witnesses say a man parked the car and ran off, despite efforts to stop him. Police believe it was aimed at a police patrol but missed its target. The area has been a battlefield in recent months between warring Sunni and Shia groups. More and more countries across Europe

are reporting fresh cases of the bird flu virus. 15 have joined the list this month alone and they are now starting to count the financial cost, which could run into billions. In France, poultry sales have slumped 30% this week, consumers scared off after the first reported case of avian flu. Poultry farmers warn hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake and have moved to reassure wary shoppers.

Even if there are some problems with wild birds there is no problem at all concerning the poultry sold on these markets. Bosnia is the latest European country to begin culling birds. More than 4,000 birds were slaughtered after two swans tested positive to the lethal H5N1 strain. Among measures discussed by experts during emergency talks in Brussels is the possibility of vaccinations. Well, in some cases, yes, especially zoo birds, that is not for Europe that is for the zoo birds, but, well, we will see. India has also stepped up its cull but the country's health minister insists the situation is under control despite six people remaining quarantined suffering flu-like symptoms. So far, 91 people have died from the disease. Experts around the world remaining concerned the virus could mutate and begin spreading amongst humans. Matthew Taylor, Ten News. Caring for survivors and the injured

has replaced hopes of finding anyone else alive in the Filipino village buried by a mudslide. More than 1,000 American marines have been thrown into the clean-up effort but five days after the tragedy the urgency is over. The focus now on supplying food and medicine to hundreds of injured and displaced survivors being housed in public buildings. More Australian troops will head to Afghanistan in the war against terror. The Government's announced 200 army engineers will leave for the country's troubled south in July. The Dutch-led deployment marks the start of a 2-year mission to rebuild Afghanistan's shattered infrastructure. Australians need to understand that fighting terrorism is a global activity and we're not going to wait for these people to turn up on Australian beaches. They'll join 300 Australian troops already on the ground, most of them from the SAS. The National Rugby League season hasn't even begun and the New Zealand Warriors are in strife over salary cap breaches, their blowout could be as high as $1 million. The Warriors' salary cap scandal could cripple their season. The NRL expects to complete its investigation in the next few days and the Warriors face severe penalties for their breaches. All clubs are aware that fines, competition points,

those types of penalties are available to us if the breaches are of the type of magnitude that requires that. The potential loss of competition points

has rocked the New Zealand club. It's a possibility. Obviously we'll be fighting like Billyo to ensure it's not. In the next little while we hope to get to the bottom of it. The Warriors' breaches

relate to undisclosed player payments and arrangements.

New management shocked when learning of the breaches, before dobbing themselves in to the NRL. Absolutely I'm concerned. I'm very annoyed about it because these sorts of things you never want to happen - shouldn't be there. Trent Higgs, Ten News. Here's Kath Robinson with a look at business news. And a big test for James Packer today where he'll deliver his first PBL results without the presence of his late father Kerry. Analysts are expecting a net profit of about $340 million up from $279 million in the six months to December 2004.

All eyes will be on how Pacific Brands - the owner of iconic brands like Bonds and Berlei - does today after the company issued a profit downgrade earlier this year. All signs are that the result will be weaker

on the back of falling sales at K-mart and Target. And CSL is expected to raise its full-year profit guidance when it unveils its interim results today. The blood products and vaccine maker is expected to turn in a first-half profit of $165 million dollars, up 3%. National weather for the rest of the day.

A look at what's making headlines around the nation.

The Ten Early Morning News will return after the break. Among this morning's main stories - A 43-year-old woman the latest Australian facing drug charges in Indonesia. Anger in Mildura after the weekend's hit-run smash. And in sport, New Zealand's Warriors facing salary cap breaches of around $1 million. The children of the man accused of killing six teenagers in the hit-run in Mildura

have been moved out of town. There were threats against their lives. Yesterday, however, his mother accused the teenagers who were standing by the road waiting for taxis of being wreckless. They're over the road like brown cows, like an accident waiting to happen. You can just start crying here to think of that, and I'm not just saying that to defend my son. It's claimed Thomas Towle's 4-year-old son was on his lap and his 10-year-old daughter also in the car at the time of the crash. Aviation experts fear Australian air travellers to America have been cheated by the Federal Government for the sake of protecting Qantas. They say US-bound passengers will have to keep paying a whopping premium compared with flights to Europe. To snare a share of the lucrative Trans-Pacific route,

Singapore Airlines promised cheaper fares for Australians travelling to America. But the Government didn't buy it. We could see little or no benefit to Australia in opening up the Pacific route to Singapore Airlines at this time. The decision to shut out Singapore Airlines leaves the skies wide open for Qantas. Transport Minister Warren Truss claiming the services are similar, so... Unless there is cut-price fares

or a significantly different product, we don't believe we would tap a large new market. A stinging Singapore Airlines responded angrily, claiming it is consumers who've been cheated. Aviation experts say US-bound flyers will now continue paying 40% more per kilometre than they do flying to Europe. This government is incredibly protective of Qantas, always has been. The Government says there is competition for the route on the horizon. Virgin Blue wants to start providing US flights to and from Australia by next year. If access is negotiated in the future it'll be limited and phased. And not for some time. Danielle Isdale, Ten News. A secret Department of Foreign Affairs report reveals the Prime Minister knew AWB was under pressure to provide kickbacks to Saddam Hussein almost five years ago. The report tendered to the Cole Inquiry, refers to a port charge demanded by Iraq which breached UN sanctions. It was sent to John Howard, Alexander Downer, Mark Vaile and Warren Truss

and five government departments. Earlier, Commissioner Cole invited politicians, journalists and public servants to come forward with any information. Mr Howard declined. We have already provided all the information we have. Amid the deepening crisis, the Iraqi Grains Board has signalled it will continue its ban on Australian wheat for the remainder of this year.

There are growing suspicions the house fire that killed a Brisbane family could have been deliberately lit. It's been revealed the dead couple had links to Brisbane's drug world and police are working on the theory that voices heard arguing before the blaze include that of the killer. Former lawyer Theresa Marchetti and her partner Mark Christensen died in the main bedroom of the house. Their 18-month-old son Joshua was beside them.

Police in northern New South Wales are investigating a suspected murder at a Hare Krishna commune near Mt Warning. The body of a woman was found floating in a dam on a 350 hectare property, which is home to about 80 followers of the peaceful religion. The 30-year-old Tweed Heads woman and her partner were visitors to the community and had been staying at a guesthouse for a week. Sometimes we are charitable and allow people to come in who we think might need some help but it obviously resulted in this tragedy . A post-mortem is now under way. It is probably the most striking building site in Britain - Wembley looks great. Trouble is, work at this futuristic stadium was supposed to be coming to an end instead the place remains full of cranes, lorries and builders. For months the FA had insisted that May's Cup Final would be staged here. Today the optimism expired. For the sixth year in a row the game will be held in Cardiff. Due to the magnitude of the Cup Final

we are not prepared to compromise or take any risk on the stadium being unable to stage such a significant event. Quite a contrast to nine months ago, when the last Cup Final was heralded as a precursor to English football's return to its spiritual home.

Back then the people building Wembley brushed off talk of delays. With the Olympics coming to London there are people looking for lessons in this.

Most agree the FA did get one thing right. But for this stadium the wait for football goes on. Its construction going into extra time. Its builders facing penalties. Israeli soldiers have clashed with Palestinian youths in the West Bank. 11 people were arrested after Israel closed down the city of Nablus to search for wanted Palestinians. The violence came as a senior member of Hamas

met with Iran's foreign minister as part of a whirlwind tour aimed at drumming up support for the recently elected party. Hamas is asking for financial support from the Arab and Muslim worlds after Israel and the United States threatened to cut off funding unless Hamas backs away from its promise to destroy Israel. Prince Charles is taking legal action against a London newspaper

for printing diaries in which he described Chinese diplomats as appalling old waxworks. The diaries contain the future monarch's views on the 1997 handover to China of the British colony Hong Kong. They were copied by a former staff member, leaked to the media and published by the 'Mail on Sunday' last year. Charles is suing for breach of copyright and confidentiality. The paper's publisher says the extracts were printed in the public interest.

A bitter sweet day for Australia's aerials skiers at the Winter Olympics. Defending Champion Alisa Camplin and Jacqui Cooper are through to the finals while Lydia Yerra Dia Conou's fourth Winter Olympics has taken flight.

The veteran of the Australian freestyle team pulling out a vintage performance. The 33-year-old with a world record jump to qualify in top spot. For Alisa Camplin just being there was a victory in itself after undergoing radical knee surgery just months before the Games,

but the defending Gold medallist still dared to dream. A courageous second jump would launch her up the leaderboard and into the final. But Lydia Yerra Dia Conou's night would end in disaster. Australia's top contender was place third after this jump. Only to be strechered off in the second. It feared she may have ruptured the same knee that underwent surgery seven month ago. A disastrous start to the rugby league year for the New Zealand Warriors. Salary cap breaches rumoured to reach almost $1 million

are threatening to derail their 2006 campaign before it begins. All clubs are aware that fines, competition points,

those types of penalties are available to us. The club's new management was shocked to find the infringements, immediately notifying the NRL. Pat Cash has stepped back into competitive tennis, checked headband and all. He's trying to help his son break into the pro circuit. It was hardly centre court Wimbledon but Wollongong hosted a rare return to competitive tennis for Pat Cash. 27 years after playing on the same courts as a junior, Cash partnered son Daniel to help kick-start his career. We just really enjoy it. It's really good. He's a great kid and, you know, sometimes I have to kick him in the butt

and sometimes he has to do the same thing to me. Daniel was raised in Norway and moved to the Gold Coast two years ago. But starting tennis at age of 14 he faces a tough task to reach the elite level. Now at the age of 19, he's trying to catch up where the others guys have slightly left him behind, so now he's just gotta get out there and play a lot. The Cash double act losing in straight sets to Raphael Durek and Alun Jones. Finance with Kath. National weather for the rest of the day: Looking ahead: Before we go, a quick summary of the morning's main stories. A 43-year-old Australian woman facing 10 years in an Indonesian jail

on drug charges. Anger growing in the Victorian town of Mildura after the horror hit-run that left six teenagers dead.

And Singapore Airlines loses another bid to join the lucrative Australia to America route. And that's it for Ten Early News this morning. The morning news is at 11:00am and we will of course wrap up all the day's top stories

in our news hour at 5:00pm. I'm Bill Woods, enjoy your day. Supertext Captions by the Australian Caption Centre. www.auscap.com.au