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morning, I'm Kathryn Robinson. And

I'm Frank Coletta. Welcome.

Headlines - the Federal Police

called in as a former staffer

believes Belinda Neal pressured her

to lie. Thinking that I'm being

told not to tell the truth.

Thousands are expected at a

memorial for Jane McGrath. In

hiding - Zimbabwe's Opposition

Leader takes refuge in an embassy

fearing for his life. And in sport

- nervous moments but a great start

for the Aussies at Wimbledon.

Now, to finance, where Fran will

have a check of the markets for us.

Thank you. The story is oil come is

up more than $1 despite the pledge

of a boost to Saudi production.

That's been offset by continuing unrest in Nigeria.

Coming up - why they're smiling at

Rio Tinto. A lot of reasons to

smile, I think. The Attorney

General has ordered the Federal Police commissioner to take action

after bombshell allegations in the

so-called Iguana-gate affair. It's

claimed Belinda Neal pressured a

former staff member to lie in a

sworn statement. she wants to set the record straight. Melissa Batten says

Belinda Neal of intimidating her She's accused former boss, Federal MP a statutory declaration. into changing

not to tell the truth. I'm thinking that I'm being told Three weeks ago, with Ms Neal Melissa Batten was dining husband John Della Bosca and her NSW political heavyweight at Gosford restaurant Iguanas, over moving tables. when an argument erupted with staff key allegations from that night - Ms Batten has now backed one of the political status that Belinda Neal tried to use her to intimidate Iguanas's staff. "Do you know who I am?" I told Belinda that I heard her say that, I wouldn't say that." And she said "No, Mel, I didn't say The fight so upset Ms Batten, to the workers involved - she apologised but Melissa claims from her statutory declaration she was forced to remove this by Belinda Neal. finished it and just said, And Belinda came over once I had she glanced at it and said, be included". "Oh Mel, I don't think that needs to I know I should have put it in because I've always taught my sons and I've always been brought up on honesty being the only policy,

under her. and I didn't put it in I crumbled

to respond to the latest claims, Belinda Neal has refused but she will soon be forced to. NSW detectives, Ms Neal will soon be interviewed by has has now asked while the Federal Attorney-General Federal Police to get involved. James Boyce, Ten News.

Thousands of people are expected to

attend a public memorial in Sydney

tomorrow honouring the life of Jane tomorrow honouring the life of Jane

McGrath. A service will be held at

The Garrison in the Rocks, the

church where she and Glenn were

married. Meantime, the Australian

cricket team is preparing to pay a

pink tribute to Jane today. They'll

wear pink armbands and use pink bat

grips during their game against the

Windies. She's been known for her

tireless work through the McGrath

foundation. Qaupbtds has been

forced to cancel 18 flights today

-- Qantas has been forced to cancel

18 flights today as industrial

action is set to be stepped up. Engineers will today walk off the

job in Brisbane and Perth.

International delays are also

expected. Qantas says full

maintenance checks on two jets has

been completed for the first time

in the US. The airline is looking

to boost the amount of essential

maintenance performed overseas.

Dead-beat parents could have their

assets sold and be subject to

surveillance, under a new crackdown on

on child support debts. But the

changes have been branded heavy

fathers. handed and an unfair attack on

ending in divorce, With more and more marriages the forgotten victims. children are often What we want to make sure is the right thing, do the right thing. that those parents who aren't doing

now outstanding With $1 billion in child support is about to play hardball, the Government

to ensure they pay up. announcing a tough suite of measures They include covert surveillance, of giving false information. where a parent is suspected

will have to lodge a tax return All parents earning over $18,000

to reduce their child support income and those salary sacrificing will be identified. Yes, it is very heavy-handed, who are the most recalcitrant, but it is dealing with those racking up debts who are deliberately to support their children. because they do not want

In an even tougher move, will now have greater powers the Child Support Agency

to sell the assets of parents who ignore court orders to pay child support.

they're being unfairly targeted. Fathers' groups feel talked about those sorts of issues. I was absolutely gobsmacked when he

coming down heavy I thought this was really they doing that to mothers? and, as I said, again why aren't from next week. The measures will take effect Leonie Mellor, Ten News.

Fire has destroyed a timber home in Fire has destroyed a timber home in

Brisbane's south. Four crews

arrived to find the house in Durack

ablaze, just after 8 o'clock, after

a passing motorist noticed the

flames and called authorities.

Nobody was inside. Investigations

in to the cause of the blaze are

under way. The first photo has emerged of Schapelle Corby

undergoing treatment at a Bali

admitted for being depressed, hospital. The 30-year-old was

paranoid and reportedly

hallucinating. Doctors say she's

now doing well but is still in a serious condition. Corby's mother

is flying out from Queensland to be

at her daughter's bedside. Zimbabwe's Opposition Leader, Zimbabwe's

Morgan Tsvangirai, has taken refuge

at the Netherlands embassy in

Harare. He's considering his next

move after pulling out of the

presidential run-off poll because

of violence inflicted by the Mugabe

regime. This is not an election. It

will actually be the betrayal of

those who have sacrificed so much.

There are reports the poll will

still go ahead. Australia has

joined the international chorus condemning Mugabe and is

considering beefing up sanctions. 38 survivors have been recovered

from a wreck in the Philippines.

They spent time in liferafts in and

life jackets. Around 100 people may

have escaped the vessel which

capsized during a typhoon. More

than 800 people are still missing. Collingwood

says Anthony Rocca's latest injury says Anthony Rocca's latest injury

will not end his career. The will not end his career. The

veteran forward will have ankle

surgery today and is expected to be

out of action for eight weeks. The 30-year-old confident of a full recovery. Possibly

career-threatening do you think? I

hope not. I hope to think it's not.

But I have a word to the doctor and

see what we reckon. Sydney Swan

Adam Goodes can accept a one-match

man after being found guilty of

rough conduct. Lleyton Hewitt has

survived a 5-set struggle against Dutchman Robin Haase.

Strawberries remain the food of

choice but there was a strong

Aussie flavour today. Lleyton

Hewitt finding it tough. The world

number 64 too good in the first set.

Hewitt hit back to claim the next

two sets. But just when he looked

like going on with it, Haase pushed

the match in to a decider when

Hewitt was forced to throw

everything at him. The 2002

champion finally prevailing after

nearly four hours. In the women's

draw, Samantha Stoser powered

through her opening match. The

Australian wild-card taking 66

minutes to defeat her Romanian

opponent. And Casey Delacqua

claimed her first ever Wimbledon

win. A huge return there. The West

Australian upset -- upsetting the

12th seed. NRL now and South Sydney 12th seed. NRL now and South Sydney

have secured an unlikely 24-23 win

over the Gold Coast Titans. Jason Taylor's decision to blood his

young players waw rewarded. We got

a lot of young guys in there who

don't know how to give up. And

that's something we don'ts want to

teach them. I think that's rubbing

off on all of us. Bad news for Luke

Bailey. A foot injury all but

ruling him out of contention for NSW Origin selection. Good news

about the Bunnies, hey, Frank? Not

from a Roosters fan, but anyway.

Let's talk about Rio? A very

lucrative one. Rio Tinto has

secured the biggest rise in annual secured the biggest rise in annual

contract prices for iron ore. Bao

Steel has agreed to pay Rio 85% Steel has agreed to pay Rio 85%

more foren its iron ore. It is

expected to set a new Australian benchmark. Rio Tinto says the

agreement reflects the huge demand

for iron ore. Macarthur Coals's

biggest shareholder Ken Talbot has

resigned as director. He wants to

avoid any conflict of interest as

he looks to sell off his remaining

20% stake in the company. His

resignation has fuelled speculation

that the Brisbane-based group is

close to sealing a takeover deal close to sealing a takeover deal with Arcelor-Mittal. Shares in

Macarthur Coal have been placed in

a trading halt pending an outcome

of the takeover talks. To the

weather details now for the day ahead:

To the newspaper front pages now.

The 'Australian' has more on Qantas sending its critical maintenance sending its critical maintenance

work overseas as its engineers walk

off the job again today. The credit

crunch and share market slowdown crunch and share market slowdown

are now hurting super contributions

and angry business investment. And

more on claims Belinda Neal's

pressured a staff member to lie on

a sworn statement about the Iguanas

night club incident. ABC Learning

teeld explain its latest fee hike.

hike. De-- told to explain its latest fee

You're watching Ten's Early News.

Pressured to lie - Belinda Neal's

former staff member claims she was former staff member claims she was

intimidated by her in to changing a intimidated by her in to chang

sworn statement. Our cricket team

prepare a pink tribute to Jane

McGrath ahead of tomorrow's

memorial in Sydney. Child care

operator ABC Learning defends its

11% fee hike. And in sport - caught

between a rock and a hard place -

doubts over the future of

Collingwood's Anthony Rocca. Now

let's check in with Frank how the

market's looking? All wound up.

Today's oil surge has put a lid on

Wall Street. It's been the flatest of flat sessions.

Ahead - James Hardie takes another

hit. Thank you. The Attorney

General has ordered Federal Police

to contact NSW detectives investigating the Belinda Neal

affair, in case Federal laws were broken.

broken. It dems as a former Neal

staffer -- comes as a former Neal

staffer changed her declaration

after being allegedly pressured by

Belinda Neal. I told Belinda that I Belinda Neal. I told Belinda that I Belinda Neal. I told Belinda t

heard her say, "Do you know who I

am?" And she said, "No, Mel, I

didn't say that. I wouldn't say

that." Melissa Batten quit the MP's that." Melissa Batten quit the MP's

office last week citing stress. A

mother of seven will appear in an

Adelaide court today charged with

five counts of child neglect. At

least 16 children were taken to

hospital after police raids on two

homes. Some were malnourished and

suffering hypothermia. Six of her

own children are in a serious

condition. Police and paramedics

have described it as one of the

worst cases of child neglect in

South Australia. Separated parents

who refuse to pay child support

will face tough new measures from

next week. They could be subject to

covert surveill -- surveillance and

even have their house and car

seized and sold. The plan is to

recover billions of dollars of

outstanding debt. I was gabsmacked and thought it's coming down heavy.

It is very heavy-handed but it's

dealing with those who are the most

recalcitrant. The moves are part of

a wider reassessment of the child a wider reassessment of the child

support system. Thousands are

expected to attend a memorial

at service tomorrow for Jane McGrath

at the Sydney church where she and

her husband, Glenn, married. Today

the Australian cricket team will

pay a pink tribute in their one-day

snerl against the West Indies.Aneen

emotional tribute, Jane McGrath's

loyal friend vowed to carry on her legacy, helping thousands of women

touched by breast cancer. Jane was

my closest friend. I miss her so

much. I promised her I'd continue

her work. She will be one of

thousands of friends and family

celebrating Jane's inspiring life

at a memorial service at the Rocks at a memorial service at the Rocks

in Sydney tomorrow. The same church

where the McGraths tied the knot in 1999. Today, the Australian cricket

team will mark the 41-year-old's

death by wearing pink ribbons and

using pink batting grips in a

one-day match against the West one-day match against the West

Indies. Something that is very,

very sad and I know the Australian

cricketers who are in the West

Indies at the moment are feelingane

similar way to us. The thoughts and

prayers of the nation are with

Glenn, James and Holly. As the PM

joined a chorus of tributes, news

of her passing sent phones at the

McGrath foundation tine meltdown.

At one point, $1,000 a minute was

being donated to the cause. On being donated to the cause. On

behalf of my friend, Jane McGrath,

thank you so much, Australia. ABC

Learning has defended its decision

to lift its fees by more than 10%.

The Government has called on the

child care operator to explain the

increase but CEO Eddie Groves

claims the hike, which applies from

the end of the month, is not unreasonable.

unreasonable. Canberra's 50% child

tax rebate comes in to effect on

July 1. More than 90% of

Australia's two million asthmatics

are using their inhalers

incorrectly and making their

condition worse. A study has found

sufferers simply don't know how to

use their preventer and relieve the

medication correctly. It claims a

simple 2.5-minute lesson could fix

the problem and dramatically

improve their health. Zimbabwe's

Opposition Leader, Morgan

Tsvangirai, has taken refuge add

the Netherlands embassy in Harare. He's considering his next move

after pulling out of the

presdential run-off poll. In hiding

tonight in Harare's Dutch embassy,

the leader of Zimbabwe's opposition

has become another of his country's

refugees. His close aides say he's

holed up there in fear of his life.

As well he might be. All I said is

that the MDC will do itself a lot

of harm and its supporters if we

were to legitimise its

participation add this stage. The

wards of Harare's hospitals full of

its supporters, broughtally beat its supporters, broughtally beat

and tortured by members of Robert

Mugabe's party. There's no sign of

a change of direction. Television a change of direction. Television

viewers in Zimbabwe were told today

the election is going ahead, even

if it's a one-horse race. History

tells us Robert Mugabe doesn't do

compromise. The best hope for his

people may come in the hope of

presser from zim wrim's neighbours.

They've all stood by the deckitator

in the past but now some are

turning their backs on him. --

dictator in the past but now some

are turning their backs on him. An

Indonesian airport was reportedly

unlicence whrd five Australians

were killed there in a plane crash

last year. Yogyakarta's airport

licence is claimed to have run out

eight months before the crash.

Indonesian safety officials have Indonesian safety officials have

denied the aeroplane was denied the aeroplane was

functioning without a licence. --

aeroplane was functioning without a

licence -- airport was functioning

without a licence. Nelson Mandela is

is in London to celebrate his 90th

birthday. Performers at the Hyde

Park show are expected to include

Queen, Annie Lennox and the Soweto Gospel Choir.

It's been a great opening day for

Australia at Wimbledon. Lleyton

Hewitt survived a tough 5-set match against

against Dutchman Robin Haase. The 2002 champion prevailing after

nearly four hours on court.

COMMENTATOR: Well done.

Unbelievable effort. Chris Guccione

lost his match but in the women's

draw, both Casey Delacqua and

Samantha Stoser have progressed

through to the second round.

Collingwood insists Anthony Rocca's

latest injury will not end his

career. The veteran forward will

have ankle surgery today and may have ankle surgery today and may

not make it back this season. Scans yesterday

yesterday revealed Anthony Rocca

has a broken bone in his ankle. The 30-year-old 30-year-old will have a pin

inserted today and will be out of

action for two months. With nine

rounds remaining, a return this

year is doubtful. Possibly career

threatening do you think? Hope not.

I hope to think it's not. Yeah,

I'll have a word to the doctor and

see what we reckon. His team-mate,

Ben Reid, is expected to miss up to

eight weeks. Injury concerns for Adelaide, too. Andrew McLeod will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his knee, and is likely to miss the clash with Geelong in a fortnight. The AFL Match Review Panel has offered Sydney Swan Adam Goodes a 2-match ban for rough conduct against Melbourne's Clint Bartram. The suspension can be reduced to one week with an early guilty plea. Adelaide's Nathan Bassett will miss one match for this hit. Port Adelaide's Matt Thomas also copped a week

for a head-high bump. And Fremantle's Robbie Warnock can accept a reprimand for charging. Nathan Templeton, Ten News.

Danny Green is expected to announce

his comeback to boxing this

afternoon. Three months after his

tearful retirement from the sport,

the former world champ has called a press conference where it's

expected he'll confirm his

involvement in a

multimillion-dollar rematch with

long-time rival Anthony Mundine.

Their first bout two years ago was

one of the biggest fights in

Australian history. Finance now

with Frank. James Hardie takes a

huge tax bill? They certainly have.

James Hardie may have to pay up to

$51 million to the American Tax

Office on funds moved from the US

to its new base in the Netherlands.

It's reportedly been told by the

IRS that it is not in compliance

with the tax treaty between the

Americans and the Dutch. The

building products company is face

ag$240 million bill from the

Australian Taxation Office. Tatts

Group has written off the value of Group has written off the value of

its gaming licences and brands this

your. It followathise Victorian

Government's decision to change

licensing arrange wants after 2012.

The write-off 'Dukes of Hazzard'

forced Tatts to delay its final

dividend payout until next year.

Tatts says it will push for

compensation from the Victorian Government. Shares

7%. A look now at the national

weather details for the day ahead.

The first picture of Schapelle Corby

Corby in hospital. That's next. The

CommSec finance report when the

Early News returns.

You're watching Ten's Early News.

The Federal Police called in as a

former staffer claims Belinda Neal

pressured her to lie. Thinking that

being told not to tell the truth. Thousands

Thousands expected at a memorial

tomorrow for Jane McGrath as our cricketers prepare their pink

tribute. In hiding - Zimbabwe's

Opposition leader takes refuge in

an embassy fearing for his life.

And in sport - nervous moments but

a great start for the Aussies at Wimbledon.

Time to check in with Frank on the

markets. It's all about oil this

morning? It is. The story this

morning? It is. The story this

morning is oil which is up more

than $1 despite a pledge for a

boost to Saudi production. That's

been offset by the continuing unrest in Nigeria.

We'll preview the day ahead with

CommSec. Thank you. The Attorney

General has ordered the Federal

Police commissioner to take action

after bombshell allegations in the

so-called Iguana-gate affair. It's

claimed Labor MP Belinda Neal

pressured a former staff member to lie in a sworn statement. Melissa Batten says she wants to set the record straight. She's accused former boss, Federal MP Belinda Neal of intimidating her into changing a statutory declaration. I'm thinking that I'm being told not to tell the truth. Three weeks ago, Melissa Batten was dining with Ms Neal and her NSW political heavyweight husband John Della Bosca at Gosford restaurant Iguanas, over moving tables. when an argument erupted with staff key allegations from that night - Ms Batten has now backed one of the political status that Belinda Neal tried to use her to intimidate Iguanas's staff. "Do you know who I am?" I told Belinda that I heard her say

that, I wouldn't say that." And she said "No, Mel, I didn't say The fight so upset Ms Batten, to the workers involved - she apologised but Melissa claims she was forced to remove this from her statutory declaration

by Belinda Neal. finished it and just said, And Belinda came over once I had she glanced at it and said, be included". "Oh Mel, I don't think that needs to I know I should have put it in because I've always taught my sons honesty being the only policy, and I've always been brought up on

under her. and I didn't put it in I crumbled

to respond to the latest claims, Belinda Neal has refused but she will soon be forced to. NSW detectives, Ms Neal will soon be interviewed by while the Federal Attorney-General has has now asked

Federal Police to get involved. James Boyce, Ten News.

A public memorial service will be

held for Jane McGrath in Sydney

tomorrow. Her family and friends

will celebrate her life in the

church where the couple was married

in 1999. There wasn't a day that we

didn't used to think two normal

girls from England live in such a fantastic life in Australia. With

two lovely children each. And being two lovely children each. And being

married to two wonderful men, part

of the Australian cricket team. The

Australian cricket team will wear

pink ribbons and use pink batting

grips in their match against the

West Indies today as a tribute to

the breast cancer the breast cancer campaigner.

Qantas has been forced to cancel 18

flights today as aircraft engineers

step up industrial action. 20

services were cancelled in Sydney

and Melbourne yesterday and and Melbourne yesterday and

engineers will today walk off the

job in Brisbane and Perth.

International delays are also

expected. Qantas says full

maintenance checks on two jets have maintenance checks on two jets have

been completed for the first time

in the US. The airline is looking

to boost the amount of essential

maintenance performed overseas. A

mother of 7 will appear in an

Adelaide court today charged with

five counts of child neglect. At

least 16 children were taken to

hospital after police raids on two

homes. Some were malnourished and

suffering hypothermia. Six of her

own children are in a serious

condition. Police and paramedics

have described it as one of the

worst cases of child neglect in

South Australia. Separated parents

who refuse to pay child support

will face tough new measures from

next week. They could be subject to

covert surveillance and even have

their house and car seized and sold.

billion The plan is aimed at recovering $1

billion in outstanding debts. I was gabsmacked when they talked about

those issues. I thought this is

coming down heavy. It is

heavy-handed but it's dealing with

those who are the most recalcitrant.

The moves are part of a wider

reassess want of the child support system.

system. Two men will appear in

internationally acclaimed court next month after an

indigenous performer was bashed on

the Gold Coast. The victim was

performing in front of families

when the pair allegedly attacked.

It was a cowardly attack that left

the man physically and emotionally

scarred. Two drunken men set upon

him on Saturday night while he was

busking. He king hit me in the face.

Just punched me in the face. Not Just punched me in the face. Not

provoked. No reason. The pair

kicked over his money basket and

shouted racial slurs. Never before

in the street has anyone come up

and physically, violently attacked and physically, violently attacked

me and harmed me in this way. But

the former boxer only took one hit,

managing to duck and weva verbgs

weave until people arrived. People

were disgusted the way the men were

acting. Two men were charged.

Adrian is appealing for witnesss to

come forward to see the charges

strengthened. The pair will appear

in court next month. The first

photo has emerged of Schapelle

Corby undergoing treatment at a Corby undergoing treatment at a

Bali hospital. The 30-year-old was

admitted for being depressed,

paranoid and reportedly

hallucinating. Doctors say she's

now doing well but is still in a

serious condition. Corby's mother

is flying out from Queensland to be

add her daurtd's bedside. -- add her daurtd's bedside. --

daughter's bedside. Morgan

Tsvangirai has taken refuge add the

Netherlands embassy in Harare. He's

considering his next move after

pulling out of the presdential run-off run-off poll because of violence

inflicted by the Mugabe regime.

This is not an election. It will

actually be the betrayal of those

who have sacrificed so much. There

are reports the poll will still go

ahead. Australia has joined the

international chorus condemning

Mugabe and is considering beefing

up sanctions. Former South African

President Nelson Mandela has

arrived in London to celebrate his

90th birthday. He's resting up

ahead of a star-studded concert to

mark the event. Performers at the

Hyde Park show are expected to

include Queen, John Lennon and the

Soweto -- Annie Lennox and the

Soweto Gospel Choir. Anthony Rocca Soweto Gospel Choir. Anthony Rocca

will have ankle surgery today and

is expected to be out of action for

full eight weeks. He's confident of a

full recovery. Possibly career

threatening do you think? I hope

not. I hope to think it's not. But,

I'll have a word to the doctor and

see what we reckon. And Sydney Swan

Adam Goodes can accept a one-match

ban after being found guilty of

rough conduct. Tennis now and

Lleyton Hewitt has survived a 5-set

struggle against Dutchman Robin struggle against Dutchman Robin

Stoser and Casey Delacqua were day Haase to progress through. Samantha

one winners but Chris Guccione is

out of the tournament. Strawberries

remain the food of choice but there

was a strong Aussie flavour today.

Lleyton Hewitt finding a tough Lleyton Hewitt finding a tough opening round opponent in Dutchman

Robin Haase. The world number 64

too good in the first set. Hewitt

hit back to claim the next two sets.

But just when he looked like going But just when he looked like going

on with it, Haase pushed the match

in to a decider where Hewitt was

forced to throw everything at him.

COMMENTATOR: What a shot. The 2002

champion finally prevailing after

nearly four hours. Well done! What

an unbelievable effort. In the women's draw, Samantha Stoser

powered through her opening match.

The Australian wild-card taking 66

minutes to defeat her Romanian

opponent. She finished it off in

style. And Casey Delacqua claimed

her first-ever Wimbledon win. A

huge return there. The West

Australian upsetting the 12th seed

in three sets. NRL now and South

Sydney have secured an unlikely

24-23 win over the Gold Coast

Titans. Souths coach Jason Taylor's 24-23 win over the Gold Coast

decision to blood his young players

rewarded with a new-found tenacity.

We have a lot of young guys therein

who don't know how to give up.

That's something we don't want to

teach them. I think that's rubbing

off on all of us. Bad news for Luke

Bailey, though. A foot injury all

but ruling him out for contention

for NSW Origin selection.

Soaring fuel prices are putting the

brakes on demand for gas-guzzling

cars and loor look at the latest

been figures now. Good morning. There's

been a slump in new car sales,

especially those 4 while drives?

There has been. We've seen the

number of four-wheel drives sold in

the month of May fall to its lowest

margin in almost two years, down 4%.

There's been an 8% drop in the

number of trucks and vans being

sold. Higher petrol prices are

forcing tuse make more

cost-effective decisions. We're cost-effective decisions. We're

choosing more fuel-economic cars

like passenger vehicles. There's

good news on the export front?

There is. The commodities' chief

forecaster has predicted prices for

commodities will rise by around 40%

over the next year and that will

provide a real win for the economy.

It's not just agricultural and

resource companies which will

benefit but we'll see retailers

benefit as the commodities boom

provides more Australians with a

lot more spending power. Looks like

a flat one today. What stocks are

the ones to watch on our market? the ones to watch on our market?

We'd favour the energy sector.

Crude oil gained again overnight.

The miners could come back. BHP and

Rio were sold off yesterday. BHP

shares have risen 3% in New York

and 1% in London trade. Financial and 1% in London trade. Financial

stocks could be under pressure. We

saw a lot of selling in financials

offshore but it's looking flat

today after the lacklustre lead

from Wall Street overnight. Thank

you for the update. Thanks. To the weather details now:

Now let's take a look at this

morning's newspaper headlines. The

'Daily Telegraph' has more on

Schapelle Corby, who's being

treated in hospital for depression.

There are predictions the national

broadband network could cost as much

much as $25 billion. And more on the case of child abuse with a

mother to face court today on five

counts of neglect. Claims most asthma

asthma sufferers are not using

their medication correctly. We'll

have that storee when the Early News returns. GOOD MORNING, I'M FIONA NELSON... COMING UP IN THIS NEWS UPDATE, BINGE DRINKING IN THE SPOTLIGHT BUT FIRST, THE A-C-T PRICES WATCHDOG, SAYS ELECTRICITY CONCESSIONS FOR THE NEEDY, MUST BE FINE-TUNED, FOLLOWING THE SEVEN PER CENT INCREASE, TO THE AVERAGE ELECTRICITY BILL. SENIOR COMMISSIONER, PAUL BAXTER SAYS, THE INCREASE

COMMISSIONER, PAUL BAXTER SAYS, THE INCREASE IS FAIR, BECAUSE ELECTRICITY IS GETTING MORE EXPENSIVE TO

PRODUCE. DRUG ACTION WEEK, IS CONTINUING IN THE CAPITAL ALL WEEK, WITH A FOCUS OF HIGHLIGHTING THE ISSUES SURROUNDING BINGE DRINKING. THE SALVATION ARMY'S, GERARD BYRNE, SAYS A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T REALISE, WHAT BINGE DRINKING DOES TO THEIR PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH. SURVEY FIGURES SHOW, THAT WHEN YOUNG PEOPLE ARE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE DRUNK, THEY'RE MORE LIKELY TO EXPERIMENT WITH ILLEGAL DRUGS.

PARALYPIAN MICHAEL MILTON, WILL ADRESS A FREE EXPO, FOR STUDENTS WITH A DISABILITY, WHO ARE PREPARING TO LEAVE SCHOOL. THE FORUM, WILL BE OPENED BY A-C-T DISABILITY COMMISSIONER, LINDA CREBBIN, AND WILL HELP PREPARE STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES, FOR THE

TRANSITION INTO THE WORK-FORCE... AS WELL AS

FORCE... AS WELL AS PROVIDE INFORMATION OF TRAINING AND

OTHER EMPLOYMENT SERVICES.

TO SPORT, AND RAIDERS HALF- BACK TODD CARNEY, WILL SIT OUT TRAINING SESSIONS EARLY THIS WEEK, BUT IS EXPECTED SESSIONS EARLY THIS WEEK, BUT IS EXPECTED TO PLAY THE CRONULLA SHARKS ON MONDAY. WHILE CLUB OFFICIALS ARE KEEN TO REST CARNEY IN

PREPARATION, THEY HAVE CONFIRMED HIS FOOT INJURY IS NOT AS SEVERE AS FIRST THOUGHT. NOW HAVING A LOOK AT TODAY'S WEATHER... A STRONG HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER SOUTH AUSTRALIA EXTENDS A BROAD RIDGE ACROSS THE CONTINENT - RIDGE ACROSS THE CONTINENT - WHILE A COLD FRONT IS A COLD FRONT IS CLIPPING THE SOUTHEAST LOOKING ACROSS THE NATION - FINE AND MOSTLY SUNNY IN CANBERRA AND MELBOURNE - SUNNY IN SYDNEY - AND LATE MELBOURNE - SUNNY IN SYDNEY - AND LATE SHOWERS FOR PERTH TODAY CLOSER TO HOME - SUNNY IN PARKES TODAY 16 THE EXPECTED TOP - PARTLY CLOUDY IN WOLLONGONG 17 - TEN DEGREES ON THE WAY FOR ORANGE, PARTLY CLOUDY FINE AND PARTLY CLOUDY IN GOULBURN 12 THE EXPECTED TOP - ALSO PARTLY CLOUDY IN

CLOUDY IN BATEMAN'S BAY 17

PARTLY CLOUDY IN COOMA 13 DEGREES THE TOP - AND A SUNNY DAY AHEAD FOR PARKES WITH 15 LOOKING AHEAD TO THE NEXT FEW DAYS, TOMORROW - WE CAN THE NEXT FEW DAYS, TOMORROW - WE CAN EXPECT A FINE DAY, FINE DAY, BUT IT WILL BE

THURSDAY - MAINLY FINE, BUT

FINE, BUT WINDY. AND FRIDAY - SHOULD BE FINE AND SUNNY. (NO SCRIPT NEEDED HERE)

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Pressured to lie - Belinda Neal's

former staff member claims she was

intimidated in to changing a sworn statement. statement. Our cricket team prepare

a pink tribute to Jane McGrath

ahead of tomorrow's memorial in

Sydney. Child care operator ABC

Learning defends its 11% fee hike,

claiming it's reasonable. And in claiming it's reasonable. And in

sport - caught between a rock and a

hard place. Doubts over the future

of Collingwood's Anthony Rocca. Now,

let's have a fine check of the

markets. Here is Frank. A markets. Here is Frank. A fairly

uninspiring session of trade as

the oil surge put a lid on shares.

Abrate outlook for exporters coming

up. The Attorney General has

ordered Federal Police to contact

NSW detectives investigating the

Belinda Neal affair, in case

Federal laws were broken. It comes as

as a former staffer admits to

changing her statutory declaration after

after allegedly being pressured by

Neal. I told Belinda that I heard her

her say, "Do you know who I am?"

And she said, "No, Mel, I didn't

say that. I wouldn't say that."

Melissa Batten quit the MP's office

last week, citing stress. Police

have arrested a man after a wild

brawl in Melbourne. A 20-year-old

man and woman suffered serious stab

wound during the attack at a city

intersection. Both were taken to intersection. Both were taken intersection. Both were taken to

hospital while police arrested a

man allegedly carrying a kitchen

knife at the scene. The fight

involving up to five people began

just 4am. police were forced to use

capsicum spray to break up the

brawl. ABC Learning has defended

its decision to lift its fees by 11%. The Government has called on

the child care operator to explain the child care operator to explain

the increase but CEO Eddie Groves

claims the hike, which applies from claims the hike, which applies from

the end of the month, is not

unreasonable. Canberra's 50% child unreasonable. Canberra's 50% c

care tax rebate comes in to effect

on July 1. Thousands are expected

to attend a memorial service

tomorrow for Jane McGrath at the

Sydney church where she and Glenn

married. Today, the Australian

cricket team will pay a pink

tribute in their one-day

international against the West

Indies. In an emotional tribute, Jane

Jane McGrath's loyal friend vowed

to carry on her legacy, helping

thousands of women touched by

breast cancer. Jane was my closest

friend. I miss her so much. I

promised her I'd continue her work.

Her friend will be one of thousands

of friends and family to celebrate

Jane's inspiring life. The same

church where the McGraths tied the

knot in 1999, this will take place.

The Australian cricket team will

mark the 41-year-old's death by

using pink ribbons and batting

grips in a one-day match against

the West Indies. The Australian

cricketers who are in the West

Indies at the moment are feeling in

a similar way to us. The thoughts

and prayers of the nation are with

Glenn, James and Holly. As the PM

joined a chorus of tributes, news

of her passing sent phones at the

McGrath Foundation in to meltdown. McGrath Foundation in to meltdown.

At one point, $1,000 a minute was

being donated to the cause. On

behalf of my friend, Jane McGrath,

thank you so much, Australia. More than

than 90% of Australia's two million

asthmatics are using their inhalers

incorrectly and making their

conditions worse. A study has found

sufferers simply don't know how to

use their preventer and reliever

medication correctly. It claims a

simple 2.5 minute lesson could fix

the problem and dramatically

improve their health. Fire has

destroyed a timber home in

Brisbane's south. Four crews have

arrived to find the house ablaze

after 8 o'clock. Nobody was inside.

Investigations in to the cause of

the blaze are under way. Zimbabwe's

Opposition leader, Morgan

Tsvangirai, has taken refuge at the

Netherlands embassy in Harare. He's

considering his next move after

pulling out of the presidential

run-off poll. In hiding tonight in run-off poll. In hiding tonight in

Harare's Dutch embassy, the leader

of Zimbabwe's Opposition has become another

another of his country's refugees.

His close aides so he's holed up

there in fear of his life and well,

he might be. All Iicides that the

MDC will do itself a lot of harm

and its supporters if we were to

legitimise its participation at

this stage. The wards of Harare's

hospitals full of his supporters

beaten and tortured by agents of

the Mugabe regime. This is why

Morgan Tsvangirai pulled out of

Friday's vote. There's no sign of a

change in direction from the ruling

party. Television viewers in party. Television viewers in

Zimbabwe were told today the Zimbabwe were told today the

election is going ahead, even if

it's a one-horse race. History

tells us Robert Mugabe doesn't do

compromise. The best hope for his

people may come in the form of

pressure from Zimbabwe's neighbours.

They've all stood by the dictator

in the past but now some are

turning their backs on him. An

Indonesian airport was reportedly

unlicensed at the time five Australians

Australians were killed there in a

plane crash last year. Australian

aviation firm Flight Safety carried

out an odd td of Yogyakarta's

airport licence -- Yogyakarta's -- airport licence -- Yogyakarta's --

audit of Yogyakarta's airport

licence. Indonesian safety

officials have denied the airport

was functioning without a licence.

38 survivors have been recovered

from the wreck of a ferry in the

Philippines. Many of them spent

more than 24 hours at sea,

initially in liferafts and life

jackets. They believe around 100 jackets. They believe around 100

people may have escaped the vessel

which capsized during a typhoon.

However, more than 800 people are still missing.

It's been a great opening day for

Aussies at Wimbledon. Lleyton

Hewitt survived a tough 5-set

match against Dutchman Robin Haase.

Well done. What an unbelievable Well done. What an unbelievable

effort to Lleyton Hewitt. The 2002

champ prevailing after nearly four

hours on court. Chris Guccione lost

his match. But in the women's draw,

both Casey Delacqua and Samantha

Stoser progressed through to the

second round. Collingwood insists Anthony Rocca's latest injury will

not end his career. The veteran

forward will have ankle surgery

today but may not make it back this season. Scans yesterday revealed

Anthony Rocca has a broken bone in his ankle. a pin inserted today The 30-year-old will have for two months. and will be out of action a return this year is doubtful. With nine rounds remaining, do you think? Possibly career-threatening, Oh, I hope not. I hope to think it's not, to the doc but yeah, I'll have a word and see what we reckon. to miss up to eight weeks His team-mate Ben Reid is also set with a broken foot. Injury concerns for Adelaide, too. arthroscopic surgery on his knee, Andrew McLeod will undergo with Geelong in a fortnight. and is likely to miss the clash has offered Sydney Swan Adam Goodes The AFL Match Review Panel against Melbourne's Clint Bartram. a 2-match ban for rough conduct to one week The suspension can be reduced with an early guilty plea. Adelaide's Nathan Bassett will miss one match for this hit.

also copped a week Port Adelaide's Matt Thomas for a head-high bump. can accept a reprimand for charging. And Fremantle's Robbie Warnock Nathan Templeton, Ten News.

Danny Green is expected to announce

his comeback to boxing this his comeback to boxing this

afternoon. Three months after his

tearful retirement from the sport,

the former world champ has called a

press conference where it's

expected he'll confirm his involvement in a multimillion-dollar

multimillion-dollar rematch with

long-time rival Anthony Mundine.

Their first bout two years ago was one

one of the biggest fights in

Australian history. Despite our

rising dollar, we've got good news

for our exports? The value of Australia's commodity exports is

predicted to jump by 40% next

financial year. That would be the

biggest annual increase on record,

taking the value of our exports to

$200 12 billion. Sharp rises in the

price of coal, iron ore and fuel

are expected to lead to the sharp.

Minerals and aerpblg will rise 50%.

Telstra has rejected speculation it

will take on an outside equity partner to help bankroll a

broadband network. Estimated costs

are $25 billion. Proposals for a

broadband network were due by July

25 but the deadline was extended

last month. It's now claimed the

builder for the national network

may not be announced until next

year. A slow day coming up. That's year. A slow day coming up. Th

all in finance. Let's check in with all in finance. Let's check in with

the weather details now. What's ahead:

That's it for Ten's Early News. I'm

Kathryn Robinson. Have a great day.

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