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

View in ParlView

(generated from captions) This program is captioned live.

from the Australian cricket team Andrew Symonds axed Tonight -

to go fishing. for skipping training, bashing victim Team-mates of a young Coogee catching his attackers. appeal for help History in the making a mother of five as Republicans choose to run for vice-president. to help stop child bullying. And Princess Mary's plea to parents with Samantha Armytage. VOICEOVER: This is Seven News Good evening. from the Australian cricket team Andrew Symonds has been dumped

instead of training. for going fishing Senior team-mates decided

playing with them in Darwin they didn't want the all-rounder this weekend. He's flown home against Bangladesh. and will miss the 3-match series It's not the first time the Australian cricket team. Andrew Symonds has been kicked off his own team-mates sent him packing. But this time,

Rumours of a growing rift and senior players between the star all-rounder have been confirmed. to go fishing, Symonds missed a team meeting

an optional training session. then skipped

voting to send him home. Senior players met late last night, and was made face-to-face. The decision didn't come lightly his mind just wasn't on the job The players told Symonds and hadn't been for a long time. last summer's racism row It's understood during the Indian series on the laid-back big-hitter took its toll to face an Indian tour in October. and there's concern he's not ready this afternoon Symonds flew out of Darwin against Bangladesh. after Australia took the field COMMENTATOR: It is such a shame for Andrew Symonds. because it's been an ongoing problem

from a game against Bangladesh He was also dumped for binge drinking in 2005 - Australia lost that match. it didn't happen again. Today, they made sure quite severe punishment. COMMENTATOR: It seems to be and left for dead in Coogee Friends of a man bashed three weeks ago to catch those responsible. have appealed for help should have been playing David Keohane today. in his team's soccer grand final in a coma. Instead, he lies in hospital with plenty of star players. Salvo United is a star team their grand final against Miranda. But one is missing for David Keohane, lying in a coma on a Coogee street. after being savagely beaten been playing here today as well Our friend Dave Keohane should have three weeks ago on Friday night but he was, basically, attacked just coming home from being out. His mates say he was the heart and soul of the team - still is. and win it for Dave, right. So we're gonna go out there today everyone together, come on lads! Alright, Salvo's together, to a bloke like David. This wasn't supposed to happen and charity worker A 29-year-old flooring contractor four years ago. who moved here from Ireland

meet, wasn't a bad bone in his body. He was the nicest guy you could ever

was enjoy himself. All he wanted to do He was always helping people. David is known as a fighter - On the field, always positive, when the chips are down. always encouraging his team-mates David now needs more than ever. Well, it's those qualities His life depends on it. since the attack. David's been in a coma reconstruct his face. Surgeons have had to if he'll even wake up. They don't know for his attackers Police are still looking seen here at the Coogee Bay Hotel and want to speak to these men on August 9. and they need to come forward

can be brought to justice. so these people Today's game ended in a 2-2 draw. the penalty shoot-out. Salvo United won

are among 15,000 holiday-makers Australian tourists stranded in Thailand shut down Phuket Airport. after protesters have been cancelled More than 100 flights turned violent in Bangkok. after anti-government demonstrations of anti-government protests After four days the Prime Minister's resignation... and demands for (SPEAKS FOREIGN LANGUAGE)

..police lost their patience. into a crowd of 2,000 activists Tear gas canisters fired Bangkok's police headquarters. who had gathered outside (GUNSHOT) in the Thai capital Australian tourists from the demonstrations. have been warned to stay away had no choice - Holiday-makers in popular Phuket

airport, blocking the runway. protesters there stormed the onto the street. Tourists forced out couldn't leave this morning. A Jetstar flight bound for Sydney in emergency accommodation. 265 passengers have been put up just before the airport shut. Some made it out There was all these traffic jams and stuff. because there was mobs rioting

walk for a kilometre We had to get out of the van, to get into the airport. and climb a fence after we got out of there I heard that about half an hour it got a lot worse. have also been closed by protesters. Two other tourist airports has threatened Thailand's Prime Minister to declare a state of emergency if rioting worsens. a bit like, scary, to be honest On the way to the airport it was and we panicked real shooting guns. because we've never seen

make history whichever side wins The US Presidential election will by the Republicans. after a surprise move a popular mother of five John McCain has named running mate. to be his vice-president and completely out of left field. Bold, risky for the history books. The Republicans make their play Turns out the women of America aren't finished yet glass ceiling once and for all. and we can shatter that The morning after first black major party Barack Obama became America's presidential candidate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin

sought to become the first female vice-president. As governor, I've stood up to the old politics, as usual, to the special interests, to the lobbyists, the big oil companies and the good old boy network. Palin calls herself a hockey mum. She has five children. The oldest is about to go to Iraq, the youngest was born with Down syndrome in April. As a 44-year-old Washington outsider she will help John McCain fight Obama's push for change and Republicans hope she'll be a magnet for voters angry the Democrats didn't pick Hillary Clinton. She's exactly who I need.

She's exactly who this country needs. But the Republicans might have misjudged Clinton supporters

many of whom admired her as much for her policies as for her gender. It's hard to imagine feminists warming to Sarah Palin's anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage and pro-gun beliefs.

Unfortunately, the case is more of the same. I'm sure that she will help make the case for the Republicans. Unfortunately, the case is more of the same. And so, ultimately, John McCain is at the top of the ticket. John McCain turned 72 today. If he wins he'll be one of the oldest presidents inaugurated.

Should he be unable to lead, voters might not want to leave the country in the hands of a young, untested deputy. Former treasurer Peter Costello has refused to declare his intentions despite facing hundreds of Liberal Party faithful at a dinner held in his honour. Opposition Leader Brendan Nelson insists he'll be staying in the driver's seat, today hitting the road to prove it. Brendan Nelson has hit the highway, but many now believe he's on the road to nowhere. Slim Dusty and Jimmy Barnes - that's what you're gonna get for 12 hours. (LAUGHS) The Opposition Leader is trucking to Dubbo to promote the needs of transport workers. But with his leadership failing to get traction speculation is growing Peter Costello could take the wheel. I just say to you guys again I will lead the Opposition to the next election. It's pretty straightforward. I'm very determined and very focused. Last night the Liberal Party faithful honoured the former treasurer in Melbourne. But the man of the moment was giving no hints about his plans. I intend to keep on serving the people of Higgins and if that intention changes, I'll let you know. Mr Costello's plans are expected to be known when he launches his memoirs in a fortnight. But an increasing number of his colleagues

are now publicly declaring they want him back as leader. Other Liberals are choosing their public comments more carefully. I think Peter Costello should be whatever he chooses to be. I think we have to let him run his own race as far as what his intentions are. Three teenagers have been killed when a P-plate driver slammed his car into a tree in Perth. Police say the 17-year-old lost control of the BMW at high speed before the car slid sideways and crashed. The driver, and a girl and boy, both also aged 17, died instantly.

Another female passenger is in a serious condition with head and internal injuries. The pilot who landed safely after a deadly mid-air collision over Melbourne has described how he fought to control his plane. The 20-year-old returned to the skies today, despite Wednesday's accident. He had been instructing a student at the time of the crash. I heard a Bang, closed my eyes for a second, when I opened them we were out of control and we were staring at the ground. Stephen says the controls didn't work and the plane only recovered after he hit full power. The other pilot died when his plane crashed into a backyard. Denmark's Princess Mary says parents and politicians need to work together to stop children being bullied on the Internet. The Princess has spoken of her concerns at a charity dinner overnight, saying the problem has become an epidemic. The Royal couple was greeted on the footpath by the Prime Minister and a barrage of flashbulbs. MAN: You're gorgeous, Princess. A cheeky photographer drew a smile from the Prince before the glamorous group was ushered down the red carpet and inside for more photos. On the podium Kevin Rudd showed off his linguistic skills. (SPEAKS DANISH) It's good to have you. But Mary was the one everyone had come to hear. The earlier we teach our children

to show tolerance and care for each other in their daily interaction the better. As the international patron of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation and as a parent bullying is a cause close to her heart. Of particular concern, the Internet.

Children use the Internet and their mobile phones to send harmful messages which marginalise children and which can have devastating effects. The Crown Princess called for more work to stop online predators. We need to focus on and invest in empowering children to be safe online. It earned her audience applause and a kiss from Frederic. The couple and their two children will now travel to Sydney. Still to come - New Orleans residents flee as a new hurricane bears down on the city. Also, over a billion dollars needed to repair Sydney's public housing. And our gold medal Olympians get a hero's welcome at home. That's next.

Some striking electricity workers went back to work today following power outages and disconnections last night. Angry customers were left in the dark

when 1,500 call centre and retail workers refused to answer phones. They're opposing the Premier's partial privatisation of the power industry. We don't support the strike action. of those who work in the sector I understand the frustrations of those who work in the sector but holding the public to ransom is never going to be justified. All staff will return to work on Monday. Sydney's public housing tenants are being promised faster and more frequent repairs on their homes. $1.6 billion is being spent over the next five years - fixing houses in desperate need of an upgrade. and tap washers that need fixing. Broken hinges, dodgy doors are used to waiting for repairs. The State's Public Housing tenants to change all that. But now the Government is promising maintenance backlog in seven years. And this contract will eradicate a Maintenance workers will visit South Wales properties each of the 127,000 Housing New at least once a year. inside and out, Homes will be painted

new fencing put up 8,500 new kitchens built, and carpets replaced. This is the kitchen. to fix up the old hinges. They'll be doing some work There'll be 250 new apprentice jobs. For the first time ever that is going to prevent things we have a maintenance contract before they actually go wrong. would be cuts to the housing budget. Yesterday Matt Brown said there a $1.6 billion program. Today he has announced He's making it up as he goes along. As for the 40,000 people to move into public housing... still waiting That is a big concern to me, but I also have to make sure our tenants are living in homes that are safe and comfortable for them. New Orleans residents are fleeing their homes as a new storm approaches, on the third anniversary of the devastating Hurricane Katrina. declared in Texas and Louisiana A state of emergency has been expected to hit the coast with Hurricane Gustav as a category 3 storm next week. and helps us We pray that God blesses us

another catastrophe like Katrina. and that we are spared from have been sent to New Orleans 1,700 National Guards to maintain order. a missing family Mystery still surrounds and the suspected arson attack to the ground which burnt their mansion in England five days ago. his wife Millionaire Christopher Foster, and their 15-year-old daughter in the seven-bedroom house are thought to have been when the fire broke out, but no bodies have been found. have resumed the search Forensic teams and unstable walls delayed work. after falling debris

didn't bargain for this shock A shopper in the UK to her local supermarket. when she went While browsing the shelves an out-of-control car smashed through a window. Amazingly, the young girl wasn't hurt. The party is just getting started for our gold medal-winning Olympians who are back home enjoying the fruits of their hard work and success in Beijing. have been welcomed home Gold Coast athletes with a special celebration today. A taste of China on the Gold Coast.

A heroes' welcome for our Olympians. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) for the four gold medallists The biggest cheers saved who call the Gold Coast home. Emma Snowsill. ANNOUNCER: The pocket rocket, She might be small has superstar status. but triathlete Emma Snowsill I went for my first run this morning that were yelling and screaming and the amount of people as they were out training. to terms with his new-found fame. how many people are supporting you. You don't really get a grip of and friends are supporting you You know all of your family you know, it really means a lot. as a lifesaver. Soon, it will be back to work so I'll go have a chat to him Warren Young, our boss, is over here to getting back on the beaches. but I'm looking forward Time for sport with Ben Damon. And talking of the Olympics, the world's fastest man is back on track. Usain Bolt back doing what he does best. Highlights of his latest run shortly. Also tonight - the Sharks band together to end the Tigers' season. And no shocks this time round as Australia mash the Bangers.

shot. COMMENTATOR: That's a terrific to looking good? So, what's your secret Tomato sauce. What do you put on your skin? Rustic Superfries with skin on VOICEOVER: 97% fat-free McCain and flavour in. to keep the goodness This program brought to you Fillets Hot Box. by KFC's new Hot & Spicy It's got a full-on flavour hit. KFC's Fillets Hot Box. the Greg Bird saga The Sharks ignored to end the Tigers' season

at Leichhardt Oval last night. with a crushing win for Tigers skipper Brett Hodgson It was an unhappy farewell

Sydney Football Stadium, while at the to beat South Sydney. the Roosters just held on some big name support They can certainly attract aren't as good at defending. it's just a pity the Rabbitohs over the top, COMMENTATOR: For Anasta, here it comes for Mitch Aubusson.

Braith Anasta was in everything for the Roosters. His pass on halftime was a cracker. Serves it up for Tupou Anasta.

That time has delivered an absolute gift. Sam Perrett's try put the Roosters 18-0 clear. Anasta made it 22. Anasta has served up some tries tonight, he'll get one of his own here. the Bunnies' comeback started. After that, then got a gift from Perrett. John Sutton laid one on Sutton's come up with it. He's lost it - to within 2 points They fought back and Luke Capewell. with tries to Isaac Luke Chris Sandow had this conversion Then 19-year-old halfback to bring them level. Sandow! Sandow has hit the post, oh! get really cranky, get angry After the game, I wanted to

but I'm just really happy. say how bad they were

for Tigers legend Brett Hodgson A Leichhardt farewell

about spoiling the party. but the Sharks set straight He's put it down for a try! Kimmorley to go to Covell! for the Sharks It's been a tough week they were too good for the Tigers. but even without Greg Bird, Across the face for Anderson! Paul Gallen was put on report for this high tackle. This could be costly coming into the finals. It's looking like a home final for the Sharks first up after their 32-6 win. We're the masters of our destiny and it's enjoyable. Round 25 continues this afternoon with the Knights taking on reigning premiers the Storm in Newcastle. game at Energy Australia Stadium It's just reached half-time in that

it's the home side leading 10-6. and somewhat surprisingly, from the kick-off A Billy Slater error in a great position early on put the home side and they made the most of it. who gets it back to Ben Hilder, COMMENTATOR: Ben Cross and scores. who reaches over the line to get on the board. It took the Storm 23 minutes to take the intercept Greg Inglis swooping to race 60 metres to score. and beating the chasing cover And in Round 22 of the AFL today, by 76 points Port Adelaide upset the Kangaroos while Geelong thrashed West Coast by 99. Last night over Collingwood. tonight. The Swans play the Brisbane Lions As you may have seen earlier, Andrew Symonds has been sent home for disciplinary reasons and won't play in Australia's one-day cricket series against Bangladesh. His absence had little effect today. Mike Hussey making 85 in a total of 8/254, then dismissing the tourists for just 74 to win by 180 runs.

Hussey's excellent 85 came off just 87 balls and included five fours and a six. up in the air. COMMENTATOR: It's gone he has. Has he got enough on it - That's a terrific shot. of the Australian bowlers, Cameron White was the pick to skittle the visitors coming on late with the impressive figures of 3/5. to meet a ferocious Springboks side The Wallabies are expecting in tonight's Tri-Nations clash. hell-bent on silencing their critics of their last five games The South Africans have lost four a 45-year winning record and will be trying to protect over Australia in Johannesburg. If last week is anything to go by, it'll be very intense and a brutal affair. Coverage here on Seven from 10:40pm tonight. Australia's Chris Guccione has been bundled out of the US Open by talented Czech Radek Stepanek. Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic both made it through but Guccione couldn't match it with the world number 30. A couple of rain delays didn't help either player but Guccione looked a chance when he won the third set in a tiebreak.

COMMENTATOR: Oh, tremendous hitting from Guccione. But the 28th seed breezed through the fourth set to knock out Australia's last hope in this year's singles. Reigning MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner has posted the fastest practice time ahead of tomorrow's San Marino Grand Prix. The Aussie rider just shaded the time of championship leader and local favourite Valentino Rossi at the Misano circuit in Italy. Stoner trails Rossi by 50 points in the current standings. And talking of speed, the world's fastest man was at it again last night. Usain Bolt taking on a quality field at a golden league meeting in Zurich. The triple Olympic champion clocked 9.83 seconds in his first 100 metres race since Beijing, beating American Walter Dix to the line before the trademark celebrations began.

when you run that fast you are

allowed to carry on like a goose . . The last weekend of winter gave us a taste of Spring today.

I'll have Sunday's forecast next in Seven News. McDonald's Happy Meals now include healthier choices - fresh milk and tasty pasta filled with cheese and veggies. Now you and your little alien can see eye to eye. (MCDONALD'S THEME) So, what's your secret to looking good? What do you put on your skin? Tomato sauce. Well, actually, that depends, 'cause sometimes I use sour cream. to keep the goodness and flavour in. I hoped you enjoyed the sunshine today because tomorrow is the last day of winter and we'll mark the season's change under grey skies. It was a fine day but high clouds kept temperatures below average. Temperatures were lower than forecast across Sydney. Down to 2 degrees at Campbelltown last night. Across the country tomorrow - fine and warm in Brisbane. Rain expected across much of the South-East. On Sydney's waters - Rain will develop in Sydney overnight tomorrow will be cloudy with showers at times. It should clear in the afternoon. Looking further ahead - should be fine for the start of the week but the Spring showers will be here on Wednesday. And that's Seven News for this Saturday but I'll be back later with updates. I'm Samantha Armytage. Enjoy your evening. See you on 'Weekend Sunrise' tomorrow morning. by Red Bee Media Australia Supertext captions www.redbeemedia.com.au YEAH, CHECK THE LEVEL. SOUND MAN: BETTER. YEAH, YEAH... PUT THAT... OKAY, THAT'S (LOUD THUMPING) IS THIS ON? THAT'S FINE. INTERVIEWER:

I MEAN, (CHUCKLING): I JUST CAN'T... I CAN BREAK THROUGH WALLS. -THAT'S FINE. -I CAN'T GET THIS ON. SO, MR. INCREDIBLE... THAT'S FINE. ALL RIGHT. (CLEARS THROAT): SECRET IDENTITY? ...DO YOU HAVE A A SECRET IDENTITY. EVERY SUPERHERO HAS A SINGLE ONE WHO DOESN'T. I DON'T KNOW SUPER ALL THE TIME? WHO WANTS THE PRESSURE OF BEING

A SECRET IDENTITY. OF COURSE I HAVE UM, AT THE, AT THE SUPERMARKET? CAN YOU SEE ME IN THIS AT THE, COME ON! WHO'D WANT TO GO SHOPPING AS ELASTIGIRL, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? SUPERLADIES-- THEY'RE ALWAYS TRYIN' TO TELL YOU THEIR SECRET IDENTITY. (QUIETLY): THINK IT'LL STRENGTHEN OR SOMETHIN' LIKE THAT. THE RELATIONSHIP I SAY, GIRL, (SNICKERING): YOUR MILD-MANNERED ALTER EGO I DON'T WANT TO KNOW ABOUT OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. I MEAN, YOU TELL ME ULTRA-LIGHTNIN' BABE, YOU'RE A... SUPER-MEGA- THAT'S ALL RIGHT WITH ME. I'M GOOD. I'M GOOD. YOU SAVE THE WORLD, NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES BACK IN JEOPARDY AGAIN. IT ALWAYS MANAGES TO GET TO STAY SAVED, YOU KNOW? I MEAN, SOMETIMES I JUST WANT IT FOR A LITTLE BIT. (CHUCKLING): "I JUST CLEANED UP THIS MESS! I FEEL LIKE THE MAID: "CAN WE KEEP IT CLEAN FOR, -(CREW CHUCKLING) -FOR TEN MINUTES?!" I COULD GET TO THAT POINT. (LAUGHING): -"PLEASE?" -WA... NO, WAIT! DON'T GET... WE'RE NOT FINISHED. ...DON'T GET UP YET. (SIGHS) SOMETIMES... I THINK I'D JUST LIKE THE SIMPLE LIFE, YOU KNOW? RELAX A LITTLE, AND... RAISE A FAMILY. SETTLE DOWN? ARE YOU KIDDING? I'M AT THE TOP OF MY GAME! I'M RIGHT UP THERE WITH THE BIG DOGS! GIRLS, COME ON! LEAVE THE SAVING OF THE WORLD TO THE MEN?! I DON'T THINK SO. (LAUGHS QUIETLY) I DON'T THINK SO. PLAYS) (GRAND, ADVENTUROUS FANFARE