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Good morning, I'm Bill Woods. And

I'm Kathryn Robinson. Welcome. A

mother to face court over child

neglect as more children are seized

from an Adelaide home. The end of

an era - Being the youngest-ever

We woman was an honour that I cherish.

We have upheld the principles that

Don Chipp started. The Democrats

emotional farewell to parliament. Zimbabwe's Opposition Leader steps

up his calls for help. And Lleyton

round of Wimbledon. Hewitt cruises in to the third

Let's talk about the markets. The

US leaving rates on hold? It was

widely expected. The Fed has left

the official cash rate unchanged

at 2%, bringing an end to its

90-month aggressive end to rate cuts.

cuts. The Fed said it expects

inflation pressures to ease later

this year but warned about the

upward pressure on prices from

rising oil and commodities. Some

analysts are predicting the Fed's

next move will be to raise rates to

keep inflation in check. To the

market numbers now and Wall Street

rallied on the Fed's decision but

lost its steam later in trade.

Which company's share price

those plummets almost 30%? I'll have

those details in under 10 minutes.

Thank you. A 35-year-old mother Thank you. A 35-year-old mother

will face a Canberra court today

charged over another case of child

neglect. She was arrested yesterday

after police found her four

children home alone and living in

squalid conditions. Meantime,

authorities have raided another

house in South Australia, removing

14 children. For the second time

this week, a family is found living

in horrific conditions. Authorities

removing three adults and four teen

children from a housing trust

property in Adelaide's north amid

heavy security. Neighbours say the 3-bedroom

3-bedroom home was bereft of furniture and food was smeared

across the walls. The family will

be relocated to a new 8-bedroom

house. The reason for the move is

to make sure that the children can

continue their lives in a normal

fashion. At the moment, they really

can't move without obviously an

enormous amount of scrutiny. Along enormous amount of scrutiny. Along

with the family, authorities

discovered seven dogs, a dozen

rabbits and a piglet. A lot of

people would describe it as a

pigsty. The family became linked to

a child welfare investigation when

a related mother was charged with

reglecting six of her seven

children in a nearby superb. To be

taken away from a mother who does

not know how to be a mother, then

so be it. A Canberra mother faces

court after authorities removed her

four children found living in

squalor. More Qantas flights will

be cancelled today as the airline

deals with knock-on effects from

this week's strike. There were 29

cancellations yesterday and even

though engineers areback at wo though engineers areback at work, a

further 14 services will be lost

today because many planes still

haven't been serviced. The airline

says it's trying to rebook

passengers on other flights.

Engineers are threatening to strike

again tomorrow. Psychiatrists will

review Schapelle Corby's case today

but they say she's making good

progress as she recovers in a Bali

hospital. The convicted drug progress as she recovers in a Bali

smuggler is now eating well and

sleeping normally after a psychotic

episode at the weekend. Corby's

mother says Schapelle lost 12 kilos

in four weeks after losing hope

over her 20-year jail sentence.

Well, today marks the end of the Australian Democrats in Federal

politics. The party's final four

senators have said farewell, one of

them breaking down in tears. since they were founded More than 30 years final four senators the Australian Democrats' have said farewell. was an honour that I cherish. Being the youngest ever woman that Don Chipp started. We've upheld the principles Life's well, life's not funny, life's a bitch sometimes. Senator Bartlett becoming emotional

asylum seekers on Nauru. as he recalled meeting I don't know why it never leaves me, but having to hear her daughter ask to her family in the gallery. Senator Stott-Despoja paying tribute to spend more time She's quitting politics and two young children. with her husband as sending a message This should not be interpreted

are not able to be combined. that motherhood and politics and necessary. It is possible, she says,

in this place and goodbye. Thank you to all the colleagues APPLAUSE Leonie Mellor, Ten News.

Sydney's trouble-stricken mrbs 5

tunnel has reopened this morning

just in time for peak hour. The

tunnel was closed as crews worked

to repair a computer system which

crashed yesterday. Tens of

thousands of drivers were stuck

after the meltdown. It affected the tunnel's

tunnel's safety system. A British

man has been found guilty of the

shooting deaths of his wife and

baby daughter in Massauhusettes.

29-year-old Neil Entwistle was

found guilty of first-degree murder

and faces life in jail. The defence

had tried to claim it was a murder

suicide by his wife, Rachel.

Entwistle fled to his native

England after the deaths. A plea

this morning for peacekeepers to be

sent to Zimbabwe. Opposition Leader

Morgan Tsvangirai emerged briefly

from the Dutch embassy in Harare to

appeal for new effort to relieve

the crisis. Due to the seriousness

of the situation, I'm asking of the situation, I'm asking the

African heads of state to discuss

the meeting at -- crisis at their

meeting this weekend in Egypt. This

can't be a part-time mediation

effort. It needs to be a

continuation of talks about talks, continuation of talks about talks,

that have largely been fruitalise

for several years. -- fruitless for

several years. The time for action

is now. The people in the country

can wait no longer. Britain has

stripped President Robert Mugabe of

an honourary knighthood which was bestowed

bestowed 14 years ago. The decision

was personally approved by the

Queen. The Queen has welcomed

former stprirbgen president Nelson

Mandela -- South African president

Nelson Mandela to London. Mandela

is in London for a giant 90th

birthday concert in Hyde Park which

will raise money for his AIDS

campaign. Lleyton Hewitt and Casey

Dellacqua have starred on a mixed

day for Australia add Wimbledon.

Sam Stoser is out of the tournament but Dellacqua and Hewitt are

through to the third round. Court

two is known as the graveyard at two is known as the graveyard at

Wimbledon and cheered on by a

strong Aussie contingent, Hewitt

quickly went about burying his

opponent. After winning a

tie-opening set, the 2002 champion

took the second set to love, an ace

helping him through to the third

COMMENTATOR: That's the way to round.

finish the march. If all goes to

plan, Hewitt will meet this man in

Round 4. Roger Federer easing

through his second round match. The

player that defeated him in this player that defeated him in this

year's Australian Open final faced

a much tougher opponent. Look at

that. Vintage Safin. Safin through.

In the women's, Sam Stoser lost.

While Casey Dellacqua won through

to her first-ever Round 3 match at

Wimbledon. Carlton says it's not

interested in recruiting Ben

Cousins despite reports the former

Eagle wants to return to football.

The Blues already have one former

West Coast captain but their coach

says they won't be chasing another.

Probably not. No. I think Ben at 30

years of age doesn't sort of fit years of age doesn't sort of fit

the criteria that we're sort of

going down more of a youth-type

set-up. North Melbourne has also

pulled out of pursuing Cousins. Queensland rugby league halfback

Scott Prince has warned his

combination with Jonathan Thurston

will be even more dangerous in next

week's series decider. Prince

admits he was a bundle of nerves

after his late call-up to Origin II.

He'll be much better prepared this

time around. With those couple of

days now, that I've come in a bit

earlier, I get to train a lot more with

with JT and the team and hopefully

we can build on what we did in Game

II. Thousands of fans turned out to

meet the Maroons as they prepared

for the game in Far North

Queensland. Futuris shares savaged?

Yes. Shares in the company

plummeted more than 27% yesterday

after the group slashed its profit

forecast by between 15% and 20%.

Futuris expects earnings of around

$80 million, down from the $100

million forecast in May. Stocks

fell 36.5 cents to close add 97

cents. Their lowest level in more

than a decade. Futuris blamed the downgrade on high interest costs

and poor sales. The Government has and poor sales. The Government has

intervened in Sino Steel's bid.

It's prohibited the China-based It's prohibited the China-based

company. It looks to toughen up the

rules on foreign investment.

There's speculation the Government

is considering a 49.9% ownership is considering a 49.9% ownership

ceiling for state-backed

corporations. Now for the national forecast:

Looking at today's newspaper

headlines. The 'Daily Telegraph'

covers yesterday's funeral for Jane

McGrath in Sydney, with 400 friends

and family paying their respects to

the breast cancer campaigner. In a

bid to undermine BG Group's hostile

takeover offer, Origin Energy is

pushing ahead plans to auction off

its coal reserves. And the

Australian has more on the latest

case of child neglect in Adelaide's

north. The Coalition has a

nationwide revival. Details when we return.

Another 14 children removed from an

Adelaide home as a mother faces

court on neglebt charges. Bidding

farewell -- neglect charges. Being

the ungest-ever woman was an honour

I cherish. We have upheld the

principles Don Chipp started. The

Democrats will officially exit

Parliament today. Six people dead

after a worker goes on a shooting

rampage in Kentucky. Carlton sweats on

on the fitness of captain Chris

Judd. To the markets right now -

the US leaving rates on hold? Pfrpblgts it was widely expected.

Pfrpblgts it was widely expected.

The Fed has left the official cash rate

rate unchanged at 2%, bringing an

end to its 90-month aggressive

trend of rate cuts. In its

statement the Fed said it expects

inflation pressures to ease later

this year but did warn about the

upward pressure on prices from rising

rising oil and commodities. Some

analysts are predicting the Fed's

next move will be to raise rates to

keep inflation in check. To the market

market details in detail now -- numbers in detail now:

Centro to offload shopping centres

to deal with its debts. Details

shortly. Thank you. A 35-year-old

Canberra mother will face court

today charged with neglect for

leaving her four children home leaving her four children home

alone in putrid conditions. South

Australian police have rescued 14

from a second home as part of their

investigations in to child neglect.

The filthy home was without

furniture, appliances and bedding.

Seven dogs and a dozen rabts were

also found on this property. Six

children removed from another

Adelaide home are still in hospital.

The latest Newspoll shows the

Coalition is on a revival in three eastern

eastern States as support for Labor continues

continues to wane. Labor in

Queensland has slumped in the

primary vote, dropping to its

lowest level since the Bundaberg

scandal three years ago. John

Brumby has suffered his biggest

fall in popularity since he took

over in August. Today marks the

Australian Democrats' final day in

Federal Parliament. The party's Federal Parliament. The party's longest-serving senator, Natasha

Stott Despoja, says the country has

to do more to encourage women in to

Parliament. She's leaving to spend

more time with uryoung family. --

her young family. This should not

be interpreted as sending a message

that motherhood and politicicise

not able to be combined. Instead,

Ms Stott Despoja says it's possible

and necessary. The one-time third

force of Australian politics was

wiped out at the last election.

Wayne Carey's bid to delay his

assault trial in the US could be

blocked by prosecutors. The former

AFL player is charged with

allegedly assaulting two police

officers at a luxury Miami hotel

last October. Prosecutors will wait last October. Prosecutors will wait

to hear his reasons for a

continuance. If convicted, he faces

15 years in a US prison. An inquest

continues today in to the death of

a 10-year-old girl at a Queensland

hospital. The inquest heard an

exhausted doctor failed to notice

bleeding in the brain of Elise Neville.

Neville. Elise Neville should be

alive today. Little comfort for her

grieving parents. It's been a very

cruel journey. The Nevilles were holidaying holidaying when 10-year-old Elise

fell out of a bunk bed and hit her

head. She was turned away from the

emergency department by a doctor

who was 19 hours in to a 24-hour

shift. Gerard knew something was

wrong. Two days later she died from

a head injury. This is an injury

which can be treated successfully

100%. Queensland Health has since

improved its measures to deal with doctor fatigue.

But still refuses to send staff

home if they work too long. We need

to think about what are the risks

of withdrawing a medical related

service when we do that. The

inquest continues. A plea this morning

morning for peacekeepers to be sent

to Zimbabwe. Opposition Leader

Morgan Tsvangirai has emerged Morgan Tsvangirai has emerged

briefly from the Dutch embassy in

Harare to appeal for a renewed

effort from regional leaders to

solve the crisis. Due to the

urgency of the situation, I'm

asking the African heads of state

to discuss this crisis at their

meeting this weekend in Egypt. Let

me be clear, this cannot be a

part-time mediation effort, neither

can it be a continuation of talks

about talks that have largely been

fruitless for several years. The

time for action is now. The people

in the country can wait no longer.

Britain has stripped President

Robert Mugabe of an honourary

knighthood which was bestowed on

him 14 years ago. The decision

personally approved by the Queen.

There's been a deadly shooting at a

factory in the US State of Kentucky.

A man opened fire on work mates,

killing five before turning the gun

on himself. An argument turned

deadly at this Kentucky factory

when a disgruntled employee opened

fire. We don't have any information

he was terminated from what we've

heard so far, like I said, we're

just getting in to this. That it

wasn't anything real serious. Six

are dead and one is in the hospital.

Police say the gunman got tine a

fight with his supervise, then came

back and shot him. He then back and shot him. He then charged

in to a break room, shooting

co-workers. The shooter apparently

killed himself. That sort of shortens an investigation to some

degree. But it makes it more

difficult to determine what caused

the suspect to randomly gun down

plant employees? Police have not

revealed the identity of the revealed the identity of the

shooter at this point or his

victims. The plastics factory is

closed today while the small town

comes to grips with the sudden and

violent loss of life. Gretel

Killeen returned to the stage last

night but it was a long way from

the Big Brother host. The former

host is narrating the Rocky Horror

Show which is currently playing at

Sydney's Star City Casino. She

takes the stage for one dance which

she admits is only 15 steps. She'll

be in this role for a month.

Lleyton Hewitt is through to the

third round at Wimbledon. The 2002 third round at Wimbledon. The 2002

champion breezing past Spain's

Albert Montanes in straight sets.

COMMENTATOR: That's the way to

finish the match. When the bell

rang out there today, I was ready

to go. Was ready to give 100% again.

Casey Dellacqua is also through to

Round 3 after beating French woman

Pauline Parmentier . But Sam Stoser

was knocked out. Carlton is hopeful was knocked out. Carlton is hopeful

Chris Judd will be fit on Saturday

but the Blues skipper remains in

last weekend. doubt after suffering concussion

Chris Judd against Richmond. for Saturday's big game But the skipper hasn't recovered last weekend. after clashing with Matthew Lloyd at the moment. Well, this is a smash-up derby

I'd say he'll play, If I was a betting man

but like all our players, doubt, we won't risk him - if he's not 100% or there is some

especially with a head injury like that.

also battling soreness, the Blues feeling the pressure.

it could shape our season, It could be a defining game for us, going forward give us hope and confidence that sort of hope and confidence, or it could diminish

so it is a big game for us. have ruled Tom Williams out The Bulldogs to play Port Adelaide. of their trip to Darwin is worse than first thought. His injured shoulder has given the Dockers an ultimatum - And Mark Harvey beat Essendon - or no week off. Perhaps if we don't perform on the weekend

there will be no holiday. Adam McNicol, Ten News.

The man who led NSW to its

first-ever series clean sweep is

adamant his teenage son is up to

the rigors of State of Origin

football. Wayne Pearce on the

record to clarify comments that

implied selectors had rushed his

son in to the representative ranks.

I know how much talent the kid has

got. I've seen him develop and know

what his attitude is like. Pearce

senior says as a dad he would have

wanted him to wait another 12

months but as a coach he's ready to

go right now. We're ready to gee

right now with finance. Full steam

ahead for Origin Energy? Origin has

pressed ahead with plans to sell

off its coal-seem gas bank in a bid

to undermine the takeover offer.

Origin is seeking valuations for

reserves to back its case that the

offer is too low. Origin has set a

July 7 deadline for expressions of

interest, as it attempts to

persuade shareholders the $15.50 a

share offer undervalues the company.

Head of the ACCC, Graeme Samuel,

has rejected claims the regulator's

pursuit of Richard Pratt is

personally motivated. The cardboard

king is facing jail over his

company's collusion with rival Amcor.

Amcor. Mr Samuel says all decisions

are made by a vote of all seven

commissioners and most are

unanimous. Meantime, the ACCC has unanimous. Meantime, the ACCC has

taken a stand against Woolworths

that could signal tougher market regulations for the supermarket

giant. The consumer watchdog has

blocked a Woolworths acquisation of

an independent supermarket in the

ACT. Next month the ACCC will

report on its grocery prices

inquiry that focused on the market strategies of Coles and Woolies.

Property group Centro is offloading

four shopping centres in a bid to

tackle its $4.2 billion debt. The

company's hoping to raise more

than a $1 billion in the sale of

two centres in Western Australia

and one each in South Australia and

Thursday: NSW. The national picture for

More flight disruptions today as

the Qantas wurb dispute continues.

That's next.

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This is Ten's Early News. A mother

to face court over child neglect as

more children are seized from an

Adelaide home. The end of an era. Being

Being the youngest-ever woman was

an honour that I cherish. We have

upheld the Principles Don Chipp

started. Out of hiding - zim wrim's

Opposition leader steps up cebz Zimbabwe's

Zimbabwe's Opposition leader steps

up his calls for help. And Lleyton

Hewitt cruises in to the third roun at Wimbledon.

But right now the markets. A

roller-coaster overnight in the US?

You're right. It definitely was.

Wall Street was up almost 100 point

at one stage after the Fed

announced it was keeping rates on

hold at 2%.

I'll be speaking with CommSec. It

looks like a fairly lacklustre

start. A 35 weerld mother was face

a Canberra court today --

35-year-old mother will face a 35-year-old mother will face a

Canberra tort today. She was

arrested after police found her

four children home alone and living

in squalid conditions. Authorities

have raided another house in South

Australia, removing 14 children.

For the second time this week a

family is found living in horrific

conditions. Authorities removing three

three adults and four teen children

from a housing trust property in

Adelaide's north. Neighbours say

the three-bedroom home was bereft

of furniture and food was smeared

across the walls. The family will

be relocated to a new 8-bedroom

house. The reason for the move is

to make sure that the children can

fashion. continue their lives in a normal

fashion. At the moment, they really can't move without obviously can't move without obviously

enormous amount of scrutiny. Along

with the family, authorities

discovered seven dogs, a dozen

rabbits and a piglet. A lot of

people will probably describe it as

a pigsty. A related mother was

charged with neglecting six of her

seven children in a nearby suburb.

To be taken away from a mother who

does not know how to be a mother, does not know how to be a mother,

then so be it. But South Australia

isn't the only State reeling. A

Canberra woman has -s going to Canberra woman has -s going to

court as well. More Qantas flights

will be cancelled as the airline

deals with knock-on effects from

this week's strike. There were 29

cancellations yesterday and even

though engineers areback at work, a

further 14 services will be lost

today because many planes haven't

been serviced. The airline says

it's trying to rebook passengers on

other flights. Engineers are

threatening to strike again

tomorrow. Psychiatrists will review

Schapelle Corby's case today but

say she's making good progress as

she becomes and recovers in a Bali

hospital. The convicted drug

smuggler is now eating well and

sleeping normally after a psychotic sleeping normally after a psychotic

episode at the weekend. Corby's

mother says Schapelle lost 12 kilos

in four weeks after losing hope

over her 20-year jail sentence.

Today marks the end of the

Australian Democrats in Federal

politics. The party's final four

senators have said farewell, one of

them breaking down in tears. More than 30 years since they were founded the Australian Democrats' final four senators have said farewell. Being the youngest ever woman was an honour that I cherish. We've upheld the principles that Don Chipp started.

Life's well, life's not funny, life's a bitch sometimes. Senator Bartlett becoming emotional as he recalled meeting asylum seekers on Nauru. I don't know why it never leaves me,

but having to hear her daughter ask why she couldn't see her father. Senator Stott-Despoja paying tribute to her family in the gallery. She's quitting politics to spend more time with her husband and two young children. This should not be interpreted as sending a message that motherhood and politics are not able to be combined. It is possible, she says, and necessary. Thank you to all the colleagues in this place and goodbye. APPLAUSE Leonie Mellor, Ten News.

Sydney's trouble-stricken M5 tunnel has

has reopened just in time for peak

hour this morning. The tunnel was

closed as crews worked to repair a

computer system which crashed computer system which crashed

yesterday and that caused commuter

chaos. Tens of thousands of chaos. Tens of thousands of drivers were caught in the closure after

the meltdown affected the tunnel's

safety cystism. A British man has safety cystism. A British man has been found guilty of the shooting

deaths of his wife and daughter in

Massauhusettes. 29-year-old Neil

Entwistle was found guilty on two

counts of first degree murder and

faces life in jail. The defence had

tried to claim it was a murder

suicide by his wife, Rachel.

Entwistle fled to his native England

England after the deaths. A plea to

send peacekeepers to Zimbabwe.

Morgan Tsvangirai emerged briefly

to appeal for a reviewed effort

from regional leaders to resolve

the crisis. Due to the urgency of

the situation, I'm asking the

African heads of state to discuss African heads of state to discuss

this crisis at their meeting this

weekend in Egypt. Let me be clear,

this cannot be a part-time

mediation effort. Neither it can be

a continuation of talks about talks,

that have largery been fruitless

for several years. The time for

action is now. The people in the

country can wait no longer. Britain

has stripped President Robert

Mugabe of an honourary knighthood,

bestowed on him 14 years ago. The bestowed on him 14 years ago. The

decision was personally approved by

the Queen. The Queen has welcomed

Nelson Mandela to London. He

charmed her as he arrived, telling

the monarch she looks younger

everything time he sees her.

Mandela is in London for a giant

90th birthday concert in Hyde Park

which will raise money for his AIDS

campaign. Barack Obama has offered

a helping thoond his former rival,

Hillary Clinton. He's given his Hillary Clinton. He's given his

donors the green thriegt help her

out financially. Barack Obama wants

to help pay off Hillary Clinton's campaign debt. He's asked his

fundraisers to lend her a hand. The

New York senator reported millions

in debt. But Clinton says she wants

to focus first on paying vendors, instead

instead of reimbursing herself. She

says she'll do everything she can

to help him win. I am 100%

committed to doing everything I

possibly can to make sure that

senator Obama is sworn in as the

next President of the US next

January, here in this capital.

Obama is counting on Clinton to

help him campaign ahead of the help him campaign ahead of the

general election. Her supporters

have made the case she'll be better

able to do that if she's not

distracted by her campaign debt.

There's no word yet if Obama will

reach out to his Internet donors to reach out to his Internet dono reach out to his Internet donors to

help Clinton. They played a big help Clinton. They played a big

role in helping him break fundraising efforts.

Lleyton Hewitt and Casey Dellacqua

have starred on a mixed day for Australia at Wimbledon. Court

two is known as the graveyard at two is known as the graveyard at

Wimbledon and cheered on by a strong Aussie contingent, Hewitt

quickly went about burying his

opponent. After winning a tie-opening

tie-opening set, the 2002 champion

took the second set to love. An ace

helping him through to the Third

Round. That's the way to finish the

match. If all goes to plan, Hewitt

will meet this man in Round 4.

Roger Federer easing through his

second round match. The player that

defeated him in this year's

Australian Open final faced a much

tougher opponent. Upset by 2-time

Grand Slam winner Marat Safin. In the

the women's Sam Stoser lost. While

Casey Dellacqua won through to her

first-ever Round 3 match at Wimbledon. Carlton says it's not

interested in recruiting Ben

Cousins despite reports the former

Eagle wants to return to football.

The Blues already have one former

West Coast captain but their coach West Coast captain but their coach

says they won't be chasing another.

Probably not. Ben at 30 years of

age doesn't sort of fit the

criteria that we're sort of going criteria that we're sort of going

down more of a youth-type set-up.

North Melbourne has also ruled out

pursuing Cousins. Queensland Rugby

League halfback Scott Prince has

warned his combination with Jonathan

Jonathan Thurston will be even more

dangerous in next week's series

decider. Prince admits he was a

bundle of nerves after his late

call-up to Origin II. He'll be much

better prepared this time around.

With those couple of days I've come

in a bit earlier, I get to train a

lot more with JT and the team and

hopefully we can build on what we

did in Game II. Thousands of fans

turned out to meet the Maroons as

they prepared for the game.

S expected, the US Federal Reserve

kept the official cash rate steady

at 2%. For more on that I'm joined

by Juliette Saly. The Fed has been

cutting rates for nine months. Why

did it decide to keep them on hold

overnight? All due to inflationary

pressures. The Fed has said

inflation risks remain, thanks to

rising living costs and higher

petrol prices. It's likely the Fed petrol prices. It's likely the Fed

will stay on the interest rate

sidelines for foam time now. It sidelines for foam time now. It

can't cut rates but doesn't want to

raise rates too soon. OK, I know

I'd be lost without mine, annual

mobile phone sales have topped $10

million? They have. Australians

love having the latest gadgets and

this record-breaking data certainly

shows that we want to keep up with

the times. It doesn't look like the times. It doesn't look like

mobile phone sales will reach

saturation point either. Many users

are constantly upgrading to the latest

latest services. Bill Woods is

constantly doing that. What can we

expect from our market? Afrpbt flat

start. Yesterday we fell to a

3-month low. The Dow Jones indebs

ended flat and we've had weakness

in commodity prices. Oil falling by

$2 a barrel overnight. Not a great

start for our mining and energy

stocks. Hopefully there will be

bargain-hunters out there ready to

pick up those stocks. At the moment

it is looking like a fairly flat

start. Thank you for the update. Thanks.

Waiting for the shoe phones to come back.

The 'Sydney Morning Herald' has

more on yesterday's M5 tunnel

computer failure, which caused

commuter chaos. The NSW Government commuter chaos. The NSW Government

is set to fast-track the $10

billion sale of the State's

electricity assets. The 'Courier

Mail''s front page has more on the funeral

funeral of breast cancer campaigner Jane

Jane McGrath. A man opens fire on

work mates in the US. Details when

the Early News returns. COMING UP, NIMMITABEL'S C-W-A CELEBRATES 80 YEARS YEARS

BUT FIRST, CANBERRA'S CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP SAYS, ARCHBISHOP SAYS, THE CHURCH IS TAKING ALL PRECAUTIONS, TO ENSURE THERE'S NO SEXUAL ABUSE, OF PUPILS AT MARIST COLLEGE. THE COMMENTS COME, AS FORMER TEACHER JOHN WILLIAM CHUTE, WAS JAILED FOR TWO YEARS, AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO MOLESTING SIX STUDENTS AT THE SCHOOL. THE A-C-T CORONER, HAS HEARD EVIDENCE FROM THE GIRLFRIEND OF A MAN, WHO SHOT HIMSELF, AFTER A TWO OFF WITH POLICE, IN TWO THOUSAND AND SIX. THE INQUEST, INTO THE DEATH OF 23 YEAR-OLD, DAVID MCLAUGHLIN, HEARD FROM HIS GIRLFRIEND, SHE NEVER BELIEVED HE WAS CAPABLE OF TAKING HIS OWN LIFE. MCLAUGHLIN, HAD BEEN INVOLVED IN A CAR CHASE BEEN INVOLVED IN A CAR CHASE WITH POLICE THE NIGHT BEFORE HIS DEATH, WHERE HE DREW A SHOTGUN ON OFFICERS. ONE OF THE NATION'S OLDEST COUNTRY WOMEN'S ASSOICATION NATION'S OLDEST COUNTRY WOMEN'S ASSOICATION ASSOICATION BRANCHES, HAS CELEBRATED 80 YEARS OF OPERATION. NIMMITABEL'S BRANCH, WAS ESTABLISHED IN 19-28, JUST SIX YEARS AFTER THE C-W-A BEGAN IN AUSTRALIA. THE LATEST ISSUES THE GROUP IS ADDRESSING ARE DROUGHT PLANNING, AND RAISING AWARENESS OF THE NEED TO SAVE WATER. WATER. TO SPORT, AND THE CANBERRA CAPITALS, HAVE ANNOUNCED THE APPOINTMENT OF CHRIS LUCAS, AS THEIR ASSISTANT

THEIR ASSISTANT COACH FOR THE NEXT SEASON. LUCAS, HAS PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE UNDER HIS BELT, INCLUDING THREE YEARS AS COACH OF THE ADELAIDE LIGHTNING, AND TECH COACH, FOR THE OPALS AT THE ATHENS NOW HAVING A LOOK AT TODAY'S WEATHER... A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE ACROSS CENTRAL NEW SOUTH WALES WILL BRING WINDY CONDITIONS WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS ABOUT THE WESTERN WESTERN RANGES. LOOKING ACROSS THE NATION NOW - MOSTLY FINE CONDITIONS BUT WINDY IN CANBERRA AND SYDNEY TODAY - WET AND WINDY IN MELBOURNE AND HOBART CLOSER TO HOME - FINE AND MOSTLY SUNNY IN DUBBO 17 - FINE BUT WINDY IN WOLLONGONG 18 - BEGA'S ALSO

WINDY AND EXPECTING A TOP OF 17 DEGREES WINDY, AND PARTLY CLOUDY IN BATHURST 13 - WINDY WITH SNOW AND A TOP OF THREE FOR PERISHER

WINDY AND MOSTLY SUNNY IN MUDGEE 15 THE EXPECTED TOP - FINE AND MOSTLY SUNNY IN PARKES ALSO 15 LOOKING AHEAD TO THE NEXT FEW DAYS - TOMORROW - WE SHOULD HAVE A FINE AND FINE AND MOSTLY SUNNY DAY. AND WE CAN EXPECT SIMILAR CONDITIONS THROUGHOUT THE

This is Ten's Early News. Another

14 children have been removed from

an Adelaide home, as a mother faces

court on neglect charges. Bidding

farewell - Being the youngest-ever

woman was an honour that I cherish.

We've upheld the principles Don

Chipp started. The Democrats

officially exit Parliament today.

Six people dead after a worker goes

on a shooting rampage in Kentucky.

In sport, Carlton sweats on the

fitness of captain Chris Judd. But

finance right now. The Fed keeping

rates on hold? Yes. The Fed left

the official cash rate unchanged at the official cash rate unchanged at

2% overnight, bringing an end to 2% overnight, bringing an end to

its 90-month aggressive trend of

rate cuts designed to kick-start

the US economy. The Fed said it

expects inflation pressures to ease later

later this year wut did warn about

the upward -- but did warn about

the upward pressure. Some analysts

are expecting the Fed's next move

will be to raise rates to keep

inflation in check. Wall Street

rallied on the Fed's decision. The

Dow up almost 100 points at one stage.

Wesfarmers takes a hit. I'll have

the details shortly. A 35-year-old

Canberra mother will face court

today charged with neglect for

leaving her four children home

alone in putrid conditions. South

Australian police have rescued 14

from a second home, as part of

their investigations in to child

neglect. The filthy home was

without furniture, appliances and

bedding. Seven dogs and a dozen

rabbits were also found on this

property. While six children

removed from another Adelaide home

are still in hospital. More Qantas

flights will be cancelled today as

the airline deals with knock-on

efebts from this week's strike.

There were 29 canc -- effects from this

this week's strike. There were 29

cancellations. A further 14

services will be lost today because

many planes still haven't been

serviced. The airline says it's

trying to rebook passengers on

other flights. The junears are threatening threatening to strike -- engineers

are threatening to strike again

tomorrow. The latest Newspoll says

that the Coalition is gaining.

Labor in Queensland has slumped in

the primary vote, dropping to its

lowest level since the Bundaberg

hospital scandal three years ago.

In Victoria, John Brumby has

suffered his biggest slump in suffered his biggest slump in

pallial air they. Today marks --

popularity. The party's

longest-serving senator, Natasha

Stott Despoja, says the country has

to do more to encourage women in to

to do more to encourage women in to parliament. She's leaving to spend

more time with her young family.

This should not be interpreted as

sending a message that motherhood

and politics are not able to be

combined. That's not my message to

women. Instead, Ms Stott Despoja

says it's possible and necessary.

The one-time third force of

Australian politics was wiped out

at the last election. An inquest

continues today in to the death of

a 10-year-old girl at a Queensland hospital.

hospital. The inquest heard an

exhausted doctor failed to notice exhausted doctor failed to notice

bleeding in her brain. Elise nefrbl

should be alive today. -- Neville

should be alive today. Little

comfort for her grieving parents. comfort for her grieving parents.

It's been a cruel journey. The

Nevilles were holidaying on the

Sunshine Coast when 10-year-old

Elise fell out affbunk bed and hit

her head. She was turned away from

the hospital by a doctor who was 19

hours tine a 24-hour shift. Her

father, a GP, knew something was

wrong. Two days later she died from wrong. Two days later she died from

the head injury. This is an injury

that can be treated successfully

100%. Queensland Health has

improved its measures to deal with improved its measures to deal with

Dr Muteeing. -- doctor fatigue. It

still refuses to send staff home if

they work too long. We need to

think about what are the risks of

withdrawing a medical-related

service when we do that. The

inquest continues. A plea this

morning for peacekeepers to be sent

to Zimbabwe. Opposition Leader

Morgan Tsvangirai has emerged Morgan Tsvangirai has emerged

briefly from the Dutch embassy to

appeal for a renewed effort from

regional leaders to resolve this

crisis. Due to the urgency of the

situation, I'm asking the African

heads of state to discuss this

crisis at their meeting this

weekend in Egypt. Let me be clear.

This cannot be a part-time

mediation effort. Neither can it be

a continuation of talks about talks

that have largely been fruitless

for several years. The time for

action is now. The people in the

country can wait no longer. Britain country can wait no longer. Britain

has stripped President Robert

Mugabe of an honourary knighthood bestowed

bestowed on him 14 years ago. The decision decision personally approved by the

Queen. There's been a deadly

shooting this morning in the US. A

disgruntled worker opened fire in a

plastics factory, killing four

people before turning the gun on himself. Police believe the gunman

had an argument with his supervisor

earlier in the day. Carlton hopes

Chris Judd will be fit for

Saturday's game against Richmond

but the Blues skipper remains in

doubt after suffering concussion last weekend. Carlton desperately needs Chris Judd for Saturday's big game against Richmond. But the skipper hasn't recovered after clashing with Matthew Lloyd last weekend.

Well, this is a smash-up derby at the moment. If I was a betting man I'd say he'll play, but like all our players, if he's not 100% or there is some doubt, we won't risk him -

especially with a head injury like that. Brendan Fevola's also battling soreness, the Blues feeling the pressure. It could be a defining game for us, it could shape our season, give us hope and confidence going forward or it could diminish that sort of hope and confidence, so it is a big game for us. The Bulldogs have ruled Tom Williams out of their trip to Darwin to play Port Adelaide. His injured shoulder is worse than first thought. And Mark Harvey has given the Dockers an ultimatum - beat Essendon - or no week off. Perhaps if we don't perform on the weekend there will be no holiday.

Lleyton hewset through to the third

round at wim -- Hewitt is through

to the third roun at Wimbledon. He

breezed past Albert Montanes in breezed past Albert Montanes in

straight sets. When the bell rang

out there today, I was ready to go

and was ready to give 100% again.

Casey Dellacqua also through to

round 3 after beating Pauline

Parmentier. But Sam Stoser out. The

18th seed did the job. In rugby

league, Wayne Pearce says his

teenage son Mitchell is ready for State

State of Origin football and the

former Origin hero could not be

more proud. Wayne Pearce once

captained NSW and he wasn't

surprised by the selection of

19-year-old son Mitchell. I know

how much talent the kid has got.

I've seen him develop and I know

what his attitude is like and how

hungry he is to make it. It didn't

surprise me. Pearce senior wanted

to clarify comments suggesting he

thought Mitchell's elevation had

been rushed by Blues selectors. I

said as a coach I'd pick him but as

a parent probably 12 months. No

doubts about the experience of his

Queensland counterpart and after

his late call-up for Origin II, Scott

Scott Prince says he'll be much

better prepared this time around. better prepared this time around.

With those couple of days now that

I've come in a bit earlier, I get

to train a lot more with JT and the

team. Hopefully we can build on

what we did in Game II. Thousands

of fans turning up to Maroons

training. Queensland looking to win

a third-straight series . Finance

again with Kath. The gas crisis

hits Wesfarmers? It's the latest

company to be affected. Wesfarmers

has forecast a $20 million a month

hit to pretax earnings, stemming

from the Apache energy gas bust. It's

It's been forced to stop making

cyanide. The LPG sector has slashed

output. Its share price slumped 4%

on the news to close at $37.29.

on the news to close at $37.29.

Shares in Futuris Corporation

plummeted more than 27% yesterday

after the group slashed its profit

forecast by 15% to 20%. Futuris now

expects earnings of around $80

million, down from the $100 million

forecast in May. Stocks fell 36.5

cents to close at just 97 cents.

Their lowest level in more than 10

years. And something to make you

feel good before I go - 11,000 more

Aussies joined up the millionaires

club. Up 7%. I figure you haven't

told me about it, so you didn't

make the cut. Probably not. The

more the merrier because now

they'll be able to afford a tank of

petrol. Exactly. The national picture for Thursday:

That's Ten's Early News. Goodbye That's Ten's Early News. Goodbye

for now. Have a great day.

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