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(generated from captions) Live. Tonight - mine cracks appear in Kevin Rudd's support base. Waiting for rescue - the race to reach solo sailor, world at their feet - soccer's big kick-off. The FIFA World Cup is in South Africa! And the row that has split the (WILD CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)

New South Wales Good evening. Craig with ABC News. The Prime Good evening. Craig Allen

Minister is again under fire profits tax and a former ally is now calling for his profits tax and a former Labor

Queensland Treasurer, is the party to replace Kevin Rudd immediately. But the PM's to his defence, questions about his leadership to his defence, dismissing

as absurd. Ben Worsley reports. There is no hiding the irony of who delivered Kevin today. Hello. Rudd's positive prognosis Gillard, today. Hello. G'day. Julia insists the Prime vital signs are insists the Prime Minister's

everything has to plan, but everything has gone according

progress. Kevin Rudd's Labor, after the mining tax, is hits from everywhere. They after the mining tax, is taking scrap it, amend it, they do now, they have done long-term damage. Increasingly, though, the anti-Rudd voices appear on his side of the fence, and on the newspapers. Keith De Lacy fence, and on the front of

Kevin Rudd was the bureaucrat. He is now a Kevin Rudd was the State's top

scathing about the mining coalmining executive and

tax. Kevin "fast becoming an object of tax. Kevin Rudd, he writes is

damage to brand Australia. He complains of an enormous of between word and deed, between spin and Mr De Lacy concludes, no alternative but to change Mr De Lacy concludes, there is

the leader. I don't agree with the view that has been expressed by Mr De Lacy. Even Kevin Rudd's brother is happy to put his concerns in saying the public doesn't know who Kevin 10 is. Individuals looking at politics will come to a variety of views. In Western Australia, a new suggests those views are turning toxic. Labor's primary vote is at 26% down 12 from the election. The vote is at 26% in the West,

Coalition is up to 52%. preferences Labor trails 62. If reflected at an preferences Labor trails 38 to

election, Labor but one of its WA election, Labor would lose all

don't necessarily take a but one of its WA seats. I

West poll as being of our voting strength. I think we would be very comp pet tiff in Western thing, successful is Australia. Competitive is one

another. The Curtin immigration detention centre Australia detention centre in Western with the first arrival of Australia will re-open tonight

facility was upgraded. asylum seekers since the

Afghan men are transferred from Christmas Island to the centre south-east of will be thrown there tomorrow, south-east of Derby. Another 95

bringing the total to processing suspension. The subject to the current

says Curtin accommodate male asylum seekers. This government it very clear to lock children behind wire, we're to lock children behind barbed into detention centres, so wire, we're not putting them Curtin will be solely used for adult can accommodate up to adult single men. The facility

people, but is expected to expanded in the coming months, people, but is expected to be

doubling its capacity. It has been used in the past, but was closed in been used as a detention centre

Sunderlandside just moments 2002. Teenage sailor Abby

away from being rescued by a French fishing 16-year-old is strand add board Southern Indian Ocean. The

her yacht roughly 2,000 nautical miles off the Australian search Western Australia. The the stricken teenage aboard her the stricken teenage sailor

in the aboard her yacht, 'Wild Eyes', These photographs taken from amongst treacherous conditions.

the plane show just how was. Abby Sunderland's family isolated the young adventurer

was delied with the news safety. It was a very tense day was delied with the news of her

with much anticipated news, and it was just a great We're very happy, very excited.

I think I knew in that she was OK, I think I knew in my heart

does play out different that she was OK, but your mind

trying to sail around the world solo, activated two distress battled heavy signals on Thursday as she

rescuers battled heavy seas. Last night, they found her. Contact 11 rescuers described the moment

It was just a o'clock, 800m.

on the ocean. She was on the back see in the seas, but rigging is side, but she sounds very plane was sent from upbeat herself. Today another upbeat herself. Today

make contact while plane was sent from Perth to

for assistance from a French make contact while she waited

fishing boat. The Defence Force has also sent two fishing boat. The Australian

planes to Cocos Island understood Abby Sunderland assist with the operation. It's

plenty of understood Abby Sunderland has yacht's mast Laurence Sunderland yacht's mast is badly damaged.

over, but round-the-world attempt is criticism she was underprepared. She has proven capable. This is a testimony that survive. It's that she has the will to teenager and her boat will be survive. It's expected the

taken to Reunion arduous, but the sale of negotiations have been long and

Calvary Public Hospital soon be Calvary Public Hospital could

Government wants soon be clinched. The ACT hospital from the Little Company of Mary. Negotiations have already failed the Catholic health care provider says it expects an agreement agreement within the next six weeks. Julie Doyle sarm moan nal opening of Calvary's new intensive care unit may have been the focus of attention, but a bigger issue is still unresolved. I hope that we don't hit any further stumbling blocks, further stumbling blocks, but as anyone in Canberra has seen, this has gone on for this has gone on for an awfully long time. The deal for the ACT Government to buy Public Hospital from the Little Company of earlier this year. have since resumed and Tom Brennan is Brennan is confident an end is in sight. I would hope that we can get to agreement within, as I I say, 4 to 6 weeks. The Chief Minister is choosing his words carefully. It is detailed, very complex, negotiations been, so I don't have a time line on it. Both parties agree Calvary and Canberra hospitals need to work more closely together, particularly in light of the Commonwealth's new arrangement for a local hospital for a local hospital network. But last time Canberra's sale. Well, the Archbishop certainly is very supportive of the proposal that is now on the take. The 16-bed intensive unit at Calvary cost unit at Calvary cost the ACT Government more than $13 million. says the Government can't continue to invest in a facility it At killed by a inundated a camping ground the United States. Hundreds of people were trapped in south-west of Arkansas by a wall of heavy rain. Here is America correspondent Lisa Millar. It Millar. It was still dark when the floodwaters raced towards the camping grounds just dawn. The quickness that a flash flood comes up on you, it's unbelievable. Probably scaryist thing I've ever been-in-my life. Waters rose 6m in a matter of hours of the most of the holiday-makers would have would have still been asleep and had little time those swept away. Ain't nothing compared to those little babies screaming in the river, me! Help me!" We just me! Help me!" We just couldn't reach them. We had to reach them. We had to climb about 40 feet in a tree to save our own lives. Not even solid cabins along the riverbank could withstand the force. The river receded as quickly as it rose, leaving the wreckage behind. I think the folks that have lived here all their have ind cased seen floods before, never seen anything like this. Up to 300 people might have been camping in have been camping in the remote area area in south-west Arkansas. Boats and helicopters were being used in the rescue effort, but as night was put on hold. Dozens still reported missing and death toll is likely to BP will reportedly bow to intense pressure from intense pressure from the US Government and Government and suspend shareholder dividends of the Gulf of of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Washington wants the giant to pay for the spill clean-up. BP directors are expected to meet next expected to meet next week to formalise the decision. An announcement until after the company meets US President Barack Obama mid-week. It's been three weeks since armed forces shut Bangkok. Hundreds of people were detained charge. The Thai Government has released a list of arrested protesters, but more than people remain unaccount ed for. South-East Asia correspondent Zoe Daniel Athittaya has lost her father. He could be on the authorities, in TRANSLATION: I want to know how he is. Has he he is. Has he survived or has he been arrested? Monchai Phu-Muen was a red guard at the anti-government rally anti-government rally in Bangkok. Athittaya lives with her grandmother and sees him intermittently but they used to talk on the phone daily. time was a couple of days before the protest, almost four weeks NGOs like the Mirror Foundation have been tracking those protests. They've located protests. They've located some people in hospital, in jail, and TRANSLATION: In most of the cases they ran away during the trouble, staying at friends' houses or going into hiding in up-country. More than up-country. More than 400 people were arrested in aftermath of the Red Shirts rally. The Government has rally. The Government has only released a list of their names after pressure from human rights group, but it's unclear exactly where they're being held being held and under what conditions. We've checked hospitals and jails for the man we have been looking for and today we're at the morgue. He is not here. His mobile phone has has been disconnected. It's quite hiding, but the government's reluctance to say exactly who it's holing and where has led mm to jump to mm to jump to other conclusions. The government has vehemently denied allegations that adding them to the official death toll. Monchai's father fears the worst I don't believe my son is dead yet. More than 40 people remain unaccounted for. Cuss tomz officials pln to send a send a formal apology to a Northern Territory man who was jailed for carrying shampoo in his luggage. arrested at earlier this month after his shampoo positive for liquid ek stacy. He was charged with behind bars before $15,000 bail. A second test cleared the boat skipper of any wrongdoing, wrongdoing, finding only shampoo in his toiletry bottles . I haven't been sleeping, . I haven't been sleeping, I've been upset, not a nice thing. Charges against Mr Parry have now been dropped but has been told he won't get bail money back for several weeks. He is now weeks. He is now considering whether to pursue whether to pursue legal action against Customs. Finally some good news good news for the Great Barrier Reef. Despite last year's record temperatures, scientists say that late cool saved it from a major bleaching event. But a new study event. But a new study puts the reef's long-term survival in doubt. Environment reporter Sarah Clarke. 2009 may beened second beened second warmest year on record, ending the hottest decade in surprisingly that heat didn't translate to ocean temperatures. Thankfully just around Christmastime the active monsoon trough started and that persisted for just about most of the summer, so together with high cloud cover and strong winds, that kept us from getting warm conditions. It also protected much of Great Barrier Reef from Great Barrier Reef from coral bleaching. Only a mild was recorded. The worst bleaching was further north. Right up in Australia n the Torres Strait region, we had extremely warm weather for weather for a very long period of time. of time. That pushed sea temperatures long-term maxima by long-term maxima by several degrees and that's what drove bleaching. Bleaching occurs when corals stress under unusually unusually warmer temperatures, and according scientists some are scientists some are affected more severely more severely and for much longer events were recorded in 1998 and 2002. While and 2002. While parts of the reef have recovered reef have recovered since those mass bleaching populations are declining over time. Recent indicate that between 1 and are disappearing each year. Has been recorded over the last years. Our best guess is about half the sea floor was covered by living coral, something by living coral, something like 50% and we're down now to maybe 30% in the Great Barrier Reef. And if the latest research is right, even these even these corals that don't look bleached, may affected, and if these event s don't recover, some scientists say the gleef Great Barrier Reef much loved or much lated Canberra on who you ask, but Queen's birthday long weekend will be the middle, but late last the middle, but late last year the the ACT Government outlawed fireworks. The Chief Minister says he says he always enjoyed the traditional cracker traditional cracker night, but antisocial antisocial behaviour left the Government with no Government with no choice. So now there will be no At one level that's a At one level that's a pity. For many Canberrans it will be a relief, but it's a fact and there is no sense it. Jon Stanhope says he expects most Canberrans will abide by the fireworks abide by the fireworks ban. It is a tradition that goes more than more than 300 years and is now carried out to mark the birthday. Trooping the Colour began on the battle field as a way of making sure way of making sure soldiers recognised their flag. Today it moan nal the Royal Military the Royal Military College Duntroon. It is a ceremony steeped in tradition, performed each year in front of Buckingham Palace and at the Royal Military College Duntroon. Present arms! To celebrate the Queen's birthday, her flag, or her flag, or colour, is trooped past the five companies of cadets at Duntroon. This year representing the Queen representing the Queen and reviewing the troops South Wales governor Marie Bashir. The event the 17th Century colour was used as a rallying point, visible above the would be trooped down and dust of battle. The colour

so the soldiers could recognise would be trooped down the ranks

it and know if it was ever went to protect. But for most threatened which colour they

onlookers it is an opportunity to see family or fiances graduates in a parade. Definitely. He

excited.? For King and country graduates in a week, so very

and need to be proud of our I like to see fellas grandson taking cadets added grandson taking part. And the

touch, cadets added an Australian birthday message to the touch, sending a celebratory

ALL: Hooray! The Trooping of the colour was a long history at Duntroon. King first presented the 1927. The Queen's colours have first presented the colours in

been trooped there 1956. The world's biggest been trooped there since

sporting event has kicked in South Africa World spectacular National Party. in South Africa with a

tinged with sadness as the country's patriarch Nelson Mandela stay death of his great-granddaughter. The home team sent the crowd scoring the first goal of the satisfied with a 1-1 against Mexico. satisfied with a 1-1 draw

Johannesburg, Peter against Mexico. From

reports. This was an irresist joy. Yet, in many arrival of this grand sporting moment for the indicative of the journey, one of fluctuating emotions. historic event. The FIFA World Cup is in South Africa! Yet the occasion absent after the death great-granddaughter absent after the death of his accident. But he said, "The game must start. You must the game." game must start. You must enjoy

team had the weight the game." The South African

the pressure first half. Tens of thousands missed chances in a scoreless missed chances in a

in Soweto glued to the action at one of the nation's vibrant fan sites. The unbelievable drone of African willing its side to victory, nation united. South Africa's willing its side to victory, a goal sent the players and the nation apoplectic. Mexico's late equaliser the uncomfortable antidote. The draw deflating disappointed but very proud of them. South African rhythms which spilled over night weren't quite matched by which spilled over into the

Socceroos adopted No. 1 fan, John Travolta, nor their No. 1 player. These were precious moments of relaxation the lofty task of confidence quietly that we can go out and get a very performance against go out and get a very good

night will the bright start to night will be remembered for

and to a greater extent, the the bright start to its team

nation. And the other game of the night featured the first send-off of the played the last 9 their match against 10 men. After substitute Nicolas Lodiero was Frenchman, Bacary Lodierio has Sagna. COMMENTATOR: Incredibly

cards. The match ended in a after picking up two yellow

scoreless draw. Tonight Korea play Greece, Argentina meet Nigeria and England will take on the USA. With hundreds of thousands of soccer tragics in South Africa for the World Cup, transport has become a major headache for organisers. The country has invested billions of dollars in infrastructure to help teams and their fans, but transport safety concern. Africa transport safety is still a big

Andrew Geoghegan reports. The daily chaos on South African roads. In a country with little commuters choose to drive. For public transport, most

the wealthy, it is a car. For the poor minibus taxi. The taxis are so the poor majority, it's the

fast can mean deadly. It's terrible. It's like - know how to put it, but every time they cause accidents. They're quite wild on the roads. They're rude, don't traffic laws and get away with roads. They're rude, don't obey

a lot of things. The toll is up to 50 effects Critics believe much higher. It is a culture of Critics believe the number is

carelessness on the road and forth. Acknowledging the chaos carelessness on the road and so

and carnage reassure foreigners that it has roads, the government wants to

a road safety plan. That plan comes from Australia. Whatever we have learned on road safety, swoo have we are importing from Australia. Effort s to curb road fatalities Johannesburg will World Cup visitors to

It's one of the most remarkable bust-ups in State of Origin winger Timana Tahu sensationally walked team-mates over a rift with sensationally walked out on his assistant coach Andrew Johns. Johns today apologised behaviour that Tahu has called Johns today apologised for

unacceptable. In a released late today, the says he hopes his raises awareness of the says he hopes his sacrifice

be respectful of other raises awareness of the need to

cultures. Joel have been all smiles as joined his new team-mates on the mood within the Blues camp the bus to training today, but

isn't so cheerful. Timana Tahu flew home to Sydney after taking by his taking offence at remarks made

really, really team-mate Andrew Johns. I'm

shattered really, really upset and Timana. We go way back. I've shattered that I've offended

known him since he has been a kid. The champion halfback made a statement to reporters today, but didn't take questions. It is a private myself and him. The Blues winger skipped team-mates were playing golf, winger skipped camp while his but is unlikely to face any this stage, no. Until disciplinary action. Not at

to Timana. As he said, only this stage, no. Until we talk

a brief conversation, just told the coach he was going, basically. The basically. The friendly fire has made it easy has made it easy tr targets for Queensland. REPORTER: Raltleed the side Not too sure because series. Johnathan Thurston joined the team for a joined the team for a morning dip. The Titans ended dip. The Titans ended a three-time losing streak defeating a depleted Manly last night. Relieved of State of Origin duties, Matt Ballin kept the break, but when Gordon notched a try-scoring notched a try-scoring double midway through the second the home side was To the AFL, and Hawthorn's run of good form has continued with a fifth successive a fifth successive win. Last night North Melbourne celebrated an upset over the Blues. This afternoon the Hawks were never in serious first two goals to grab first two goals to grab the momentum momentum before the Crows hit back to get within point. COMMENTATOR: First goal in AFL footy. The Hawks then break the break the game open. Lance Franklin Franklin and Jarryd Roughead finished the term with two goals apiece and a goals apiece and a 29-point lead. Adelaide came out more determined and quickly got back into the game. Dangerfield into the game. Dangerfield was a key figure, but had luck on his side. Two within 10 his side. Two within 10 seconds for Patrick for Patrick Dangerfield. The time keeper appeared to go missing with the missing with the clock stuck at 2 quarter. They've had some tile-keeping errors in the last couple keepers have been sacked by the AFL. When arrive it was the Hawks by 15 Franklin and his team-mates made the most of their but Kurt Tippett was finding hard to convert easy hard to convert easy shots at the other end. Oh, no way! But he made amends late in he made amends late in the term. Adelaide's defence let it down, coughing up a goal to Luke Hodge and being caught out of position by Cyril Rioli for the easiest of goals. No opponents out of the frame. The Crows trailed by 20 points at the final change and then lost midfielder Scott Thompson to a possible eye injury. Hawthorn put them put them under pressure and then kicked away and then cruised to Victoria interest, Hawks into the top 8. It's a decades'-old, cross-border debate, could rugby finest cut it in the today former Brisbane Broncos star Karmichael Hunt proved it's possible, but far it's possible, but far from easy. The international kicked two goals for the Gold but finished the match but finished the match benched with hamstring with hamstring cramps. They don't generally queue at humble Highgate Reserve in Melbourne's suburban north, but it's not

every week the a journ my man captures the countries attention I think he will go well. Just 7 minutes in and the $3 million man delivered. Gets the opening goal! The two in fact when Hunt was awarded a second shot for a late push. Do you think knows what's going on I don't think honest. He did , honest. He did , though, when it came to tackling. The AFL faithful was unforgiving faithful was unforgiving for errors on the foot. So was it enough to persuade in the outer? I would say good He will find his way. Another year away. Hunt looked lost at times and finished the game on the on the bench with cramp. on the bench with cramp. But overall everyone satisfied. I did times but overall I thought I I thought he handled didn't go too bad.

really I thought he handled himself media, the training, Karmichael Hunt played 124 NRL Queensland and games for Broncos, 10 for

Australia. How many he plays in the sleeveless red be seen. Onto the weather, and conditions weren't too bad winter. A cold conditions weren't too bad for

mostly fine and sunny day. winter. A cold start then a

winds dropped off substantially mostly fine and sunny day. The

and we Currently in Canberra: Blb On the cloud upper level trough over the WA Blb On the cloud chart, an

coast and low-level cloud the south-east states, coast and low-level cloud over

generally fine weather over the the south-east states, but

south-east thanks to a high pressure system bringing stable will see a cold front sweep weather and cold nights. We

and a few showers. bringing strengthening winds

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