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Today - the political war

of words over the budget as

new treasury figures show a

$13 billion fall in revenue.

NAB branches forced to open

their doors after a computer

glitch causes problems for

former Australian servicemen thousands of customers. 13

to be considered for a

posthumous Victoria cross.

It's 4 o'clock in Melbourne

and 6 o'clock in Wellington.

Hello and welcome to News

Day, this Saturday 16 April.

Also this hour, at least nine

people are dead after a

series of fierce stormser to

across the US Midwest. In

sport, the big wet spoils

Doncaster Day but the winner couldn't care less. The forecast:

We'll have those stories in

just a moment. Fist to

breaking news, Queensland has

been struck by an estimated

5.4 magnitude earthquake. The

quake was 30 kilometres out

of Townsville. It was felt as

far south as airily beach and

as far north as Townsville.

For more we're joined on the

line by Tanya Price who is in

Townsville. What did you feel

when the earthquake struck.

It was quite terrifying, I

was just sitting here reading

a book and reading the

newspaper and all of a sudden

the whole house started

creeking and the dog just

went absolutely crazy and the

entire neighbourhood's dogs

went crazy and it was a

pretty scary experience. Your

mum and dad live in

Townsville where the

epicentre is believed to be,

how did they cope?

They're in Bowen. They

apparently - dad's lived

there all his life, he's

about 70 now and he's never

experienced anything like it,

things fell off, vases fell off, picture frames fell

down, so they're a bit shaken

as well. Now this area isn't

earthquake prone, is it?

No, it definitely isn't. We

don't know of any geological

faults around here although

there are a couple of extinct

volcanos that you learn about

when you're in primary school

but certainly we were never

aware that there was any geological problems around

this area.

Have you experienced an

earthquake before?

Well, I was on the periphery

of one back in the Newcastle earthquake, I was working as

a journalist in the

Hawkesbury and I felt tremors then but certainly nothing like this.

Have you spoken to anyone

else locally about whether

there are any reports of

damage at this stage?

I have just spoken to the

newsroom at the Townsville

Bulletin and our people are

just arriving now to assess

what's going on. We haven't

heard anything major yet but

I think that will unfold.

Thanks for your time. We appreciate it.

The Opposition says the

Government's trying to soften

the blow by deep cuts to its

budget next month after the

release of poor treasury

figures. The $13 billion fall

in economic growth is likely

to result in significant cuts

another headache for the to next month's budget. It's

Government that is already

facing a political

battlefield over its proposed

carbon tax.

Floods, cyclones, earthquakes

and tsunamis, all, it seems,

playing havoc with the

national books. Leaked confidential treasury

documents showing a $13

billion fall in economic

growth this financial year

after a series of natural disasters and the

ever-climbing Aussie dollar,

all meaningless money for the

Government to splash around in what has already been

tipped to be a frugal budget.

That will reduce Government revenues but even in the

short term we're absolutely

determined that the impact of

these events will not

actually stop us from

returning to surplus in

2012-13. The opposition says

the real pressure on the

budget is coming from the

Government's spending spree.

The Treasurer is today

trying to soften up Australia

for a budget which will be a

product of his mistakes. Our politicians are well

versed in the yearly battle

of budget one up manship. The

Government faces a much more

difficult task in selling its

carbon tax. The steel

industry union says it will withdraw support if any

workers' jobs are cut but the

Government insists the tax

would increase the cost of

making a tonne of steel by

just $2.60. Tony Abbott says

the Prime Minister should

listen to the unions.

I can guarantee about the

Coalition's effective climate

change plan is that it will

not cost a single job because

it will not involve a carbon

tax.

Treasurer Wayne Swan has

wrapped up his first round of

tacks with G20 Finance

Ministers in Washington. He says important progress has

been made in building a frame

work for sustained growth. We

have more from Washington.

Treasurer Wayne Swan is in

the United States for the G20

meeting of finance ministers,

as he put it yesterday he is

one of the Geoffers trying to

governmenters trying to nut nut out the deals --

out the deals that the

leaders will make at the

leaders G20 later in the

year. The Treasurer says

there was some consensus in

the room today that the

global economy is recovering

though it's still fragile and

has received quite a shock

from the uncertainty and up

heave Val in North Africa and

also in the Arab world but

also the shock received from the - the economic shock that

is - from the Japan

earthquake as well. As Wayne

Swan put it the risks remain

downside. and they're probably on the

The global recovery is

continuing but the global

recovery is fragile and of

course the risks are on the

North Africa and the Middle downside, instability in

East, of course the tragic

events in Japan, will mean, particularly, that growth in

Australia, this year, is

lower than we've previously forecast.

The G20 nations are also

close to agreement on deeper

scrutiny for what are called imbalance indicators around

the world, these are the red

flags, if you like, that

indicate a potentially

unstable economy and the G20

have identified 7 economies

in total that are in line for

more scrutiny, more

assessment when it comes to

particularly areas like currency value situation and

though they haven't named

those 7 countries they're

expected to include the

United States, China and a

number of European nations as

well but Wayne Swan says that

in Australia with its

economic position really the

envy of many dooped --

developed nations around the

world then Australia,

particularly, is not on that list.

Consumer group 'Choice' says NAB customers left out of

pocket following a nationwide

computer glitch are entitled

to recover their costs.

Millions of people have been

unable to access their wages

after a fault crashed the banks' payment system

yesterday. Certainly get in touch with

NAB, with your branch, and if

you've got those fees being

charged to you you're

certainly owed many back in response for that.

The bank says it's identified the problem and is

working to credit customers

affected by the glitch.

Overnight we've been able to

process the payments which

were delay ed. People should

-- delayed. People should

find their accounts are now

up to Day and operating as

normal. We will keep a close

eye on things during the

course of the day. I would

encourage anyone with any

questions or queries or still

experiences any problems to

get in contact with us either

through the call centre or at

one of the branches that are

open. We have completed the

work to bring people's

accounts up to date.

More than 100 branches are

open today to help those

affected. Just back to our

breaking story briefly about

the earthquake in far north

Queensland, we're getting a little more detailed

information now, it's

believed to be between a 5.2

and 5.4 earthquake in

magnitude. It's only 10

kilometres in depth so quite

a shallow earthquake and the

epicentre was 124 kilometres

south-east of Townsville. We

will bring you more

information as it comes to

manned. 13 former Australian servicemen are to be

considered for a posthumous

Victoria cross. The group of

11 sailors and two soldiers

will be looked at by the

defence honours and awards

appeal tribunal for past

naval and military gallantry

and valour. Best known on the

list is John Simpson Kirkpatrick, the man who

became known simply as

Simpson with his faibmented

donkey. They will conduct

hearings -- hearings in the

second half of the year. Homicide dedeckives in

Victoria are investigating

the suspicious death of a man

in quorum borough. He was

found barely alive on a

street just after 9 o'clock

this morning. It is believed

he may have been hit by a

car. He could not be revive

ed and died at the scene. A

46-year-old man is assisting

police with their inquiries.

A big storm is ripping across

the south of the United States. A mix of thunderstorms and tornados

have claimed the lives of at

least nine people. Meteorologists say the cause

of today's tornado outbreak

is call cold dry air pushing

east from the Midwest

colliding with warm, moist

air from the Gulf of Mexico,

the result - a moving line of dangerous storms. Last year we got a slow

start because the Gulf of

Mexico was very cool. This

year it is warm and more

humid down there. The

humidity and the heath is

coming northward causing tornados.

This is prime tornado season

in the US. April sees 163 tornados but this April is

almost half over and we over

already had nearly 160 tornados.

This year is deadly because

the tornados are developing

in very densely populated areas. Meteorologists can

often find and tractor neigh

doughs by radar signatures

alone, even at night when

people in their paths can't

see them. Oh man.

Still the unpredictable

nature of tornados will

always put people and

property at risk.

Another celebrity has

signalled intent or the legal

action against UK tabloid

'News of the World' for

privacy breaches. Jude Law

sent lawyers to find out if

his personal voicemail was

hacked by the newspaper. It

comes as the third journalist

was questioned by police for unlawfully intercepting

mobile phone messages. News

International has publicly

apologised but is still

facing about 20 lawsuits from

alleged victims. More again

on the earthquake in

Queensland, people are

writing in to us here via

email about the tremor. You

can email us to. You can

follow us on Twitter. This

email says, "We are one hour

south of Townsville and just

experienced anth quake. Our

house shook for 10 seconds

rattling doors and windows.

Ceiling fans and light

fixtures. My two children

were playing in the frontyard

and felt the shaking and saw

the glass doors rattling."

Another one:, "Clearly we

felt the mild earthquake in

Mission Beach." This writer

had previously lived in Papua

New Guinea and can recognise

a quake. This occurred around

3.50pm. Another one from

airily beach, I think there's

just been an earth tremor

happened about 3.30pm. So

contact us if you have any

details on this earthquake.

You are watching News Day on

Sky News. Thanks for your

company. Top stories are just

ahead and the latest sport.

Injury dramas hit the bombers

in the AFL. Eels superstar

Jarryd Hayne has his head in the news for all the wrong

reasons.

These are some of the top

stories. The Opposition has

accused the Government of

releasing poor economic data

so it can justify a tough

budget next month. Treasury

figures show our economy has

taken a $13 billion hit from

the recent spate of natural

disasters. Thousands of

National Australia Bank customers should now be able

to access money that wasn't

available to them buzz of a

computer glitch. Consumer group 'Choice' says those

left out of pocket are

entitled to recover overdrawn

debit costs. 13 former Australian servicemen are to

be considered for a posthumous Victoria cross.

The group of 11 sailors and

two soldiers will be looked

at by a special tribunal for

past naval and military

gallantry and valour. The weather:

We have some more breaking

news. Another powerful after

shock as hit Christchurch in

New Zealand. Power is down

across the city. There is

very little information at

this stage. We believe it is

a 5.2ing many any attitude

and it happened about 30

minutes after a 5.4ing many

any attitude quake was

recorded in far north

Queensland. That one was felt

in Mission Beach, airily

Beach, Bowen and Townsville.

The epicentre is 124

kilometres south-east of

Queensland. A very shallow

quake, only 10 kilometres in

depth. At this stage there is

no reports of serious damage,

obviously some breakages in

houses but no reports of any

thing more serious than that

at this stage. It is 17

minutes past 4 eastern time.

Thanks for your company on

News Day on Sky News.

It is a pretty good day if

you are a duck or mud lark at

Randwick. An incredible

comeback from knee sirnlery,

sacred choice has won the

Doncaster Mile. The punter's

favourite was nowhere to be

seen as the glamour mare was

nowhere to be seen in the

golden mile. The heavens

opened over Royal Randwick.

An all star field assembled

for the big mile. More joyous

jumped well in the feature

but couldn't find space on

the turn. Proven mud runner

sacred choice was too slick

on the heavy track.

The 3-year-old S&P starting

to belt down the outside.

It is sacred choice from I

love this ski. Sacred 'Choice' prevented away with

100 to go. She will win the

Doncaster. I love this city next.

The trainer surprised at his

mare's performance.

You have to say she was

underrated, underrated by

myself as well. I never

thought she'd win two group

1s. Maybe once she won the

first one I started to think

it could happen again but

when she first came to the

stables she is not a - I

don't think I'm being unkind

as saying she is not the most impressive mare to look at

but she has a massive heart.

In the oaks there was a

gamble on a run along the

fence for outside chance Absolutely.

Right along the fence,

Absolutely took the short

cut. It is Absolutely on the

inside. Absolutely is hugging

the fence and it has dashed

away. Absolutely right up

along the fence is well

Claire from Sham rock.

Absolutely goes down to win

it.

The three-year-old filly now

has the 1 hundreth winner of

the oaks in their stable.

It was fantastic. But he

rode her well. We drew the

right gate. I had

trepidations this morning

with the wet track but we had

nothing the lose.

The boom favourite was

second and Pimka Pinka third.

Two AFL matches are under way this afternoon and both

are close. The Hawks are

leading the West Coast in

Launceston while the Blues

trail Essendon at the MCG.

Jason Winderlich lasted less

than a quarter at the MCG

where Essendon met Carlton.

Looks like he's blown his

knee out unfortunately. Early

fears that it's certainly season ending.

The Bombers were soon dealt

at blow when Courtney Dempsey

went down with a knee injury

and had to be carried off.

His team-mates continued to

build an impressive lead.

Driving it long, it's got

the carry. What a beauty from Fletcher.

Winderlich and Dempsey both

returned on crutches while

concerns for Carlton existed

only on the scoreboard. They

failed to kick a goal until midway through the second

term and were bombing several

other can chances inside the post.

Shaun Burgoyne kicked the

first goal of the afternoon

in Hawthorn's clash with West

Coast.

Thought about opening up the

angle. He banks it through.

The Eagles came back to lead

at quarter time. Liam Shiels

limped off the field that the

second term and Hawthorn and

West Coast continued to fight

it out for an advantage. At

half time it was the Hawks by

one.

South Sydney has been force

to prematurely announce the

signing of Wigan coach today.

He will take the reins for

2012 for three seasons. The

news was revealed after their

super league match was reveal

-- played afternight.

What when was it a parent

this might be interest from south Sydney. Speculation has been going

on for a hell of a long time.

The last couple of days it

did become real and I chose

for personal Rs and a lot of

things that it was the right

time and decision to make at this time.

Has it come as a shock to you?

Yes, it has. The first we

knew of it was Michael

talking to us about it as a

possibility 10 days ago. He

actually resigned today at

lunchtime but he did keep me

informed of the fact that he

was in those conversations. John language will continue

to coach the Bunnies for the

2011 season why Maguire sees

out his final year in the UK.

It will be a nervous wait for

Stephen Kearney with NRL

stars Jarryd Hayne and Nathan

Hindmarsh in the spotlight

for onfield Indus

corrections. They had a come

from behind win against the

Tigers, but Michael Ennis was

labelled a grub after the

Eels spiteful loss.

The Eels were keen to put it

behind them in the Dogs as some Jarryd Hayne brilliance

gave them a brilliant start.

Jarryd Hayne as scored.

That's his fourth try in the

last four meetings.

He made it a double not long

later.

Step, step, there's the gap

and there goes Hayne.

But he soon went from

soaring to the sin bin when

he reacted with a head bit

after copping Corey Paine's swinging arm. Hang on a moment?

No, no, no.

There's been a head in there.

Both on report and sent to

the bin but they would not be

there alone with Hindmarsh

and Ennis there minutes later after they started their blue.

Can you tell us what was

said that made you react.

Nothing was said, just a

grub. He's a nighter will and

he got under me skin and I

shouldn't have reacted.

The Eels paid the higher

price and the Dogs ran in

three tries before the break including this freakish

showing.

He plight have -- might have got it down.

Look, look, look.

14-all heading into the

second half Jamal Idris soon

put the dogs in -- Dogs in front.

He goes in to score.

Barba made it three for the

games to put it out of the Eels' reach.

Titans fans for armed for a

battle but the Tigers had

little problems breaking

through their armour for the first points.

Marshall's got the kick

through and eyer is there

again. He has -- eyer is

there again.

John Cartwright could not

look on as the Tigers scored

again soon after, the video

ref giving them the benefit

of the doubt. Zileman helped

the Tigers get back into the

game with a double before the

break.

Up goes Zilman. The scoreboard did not

change until the 73rd minute

when Scott Prince scored a vital try.

His conversion locked the

scores and the game looked to

go to golden point before Mark Minichello found the

match winner. Michael Clarke

is looking to make his

presence felt as the new

Australian cricket captain.

He wants -- want assay in the

review of the sport that is

being conducted. He arrived

back in Sydney last night

after leading a 3-0 one day

whitewash against Bangladesh. Despite that he says there is

still a lot that needs to be

improved.

There was times when we

played really well and types

when we were inconsistent. Very happy with the result

but a lot of work still to be done.

He is going to enjoy some

time off before series

against Sri Lanka and South

Africa, later this year. I'll

be back later with all the

action from those V8s in

Hamilton, slip sliding,

crashing bashing all over the

stuff place.

We need some light relief.

There is breaking news, an earthquake in far north

Queensland and a serious

aftershock in New Zealand. We

will have more details in the

next bulletin. New Zealand is

reporting that it was only 11

kilometres deep, just

south-east of Christchurch, once again. Those poor

people, 20 kilometres

south-east of Christchurch,

magnitude 5.3 quake, power is

out and there are problems

with mobile phones. 30

minutes earlier there was an earthquake in far north

Queensland, 5.2 magnitude

centred near Bowen but felt

all the way throughout the Whitsundays up to airily

beach and Townsville as well.

No serious reports of damage at this stage. The weather:

This is News Day, top

stories are just ahead,

including police to be given unprecedented powers.

Top stories this hour - the Opposition says the

Government deliberately

released treasury figures showing a $13 billion

economic growth so it can

tighten purse strings in the

upcoming budget. The National

Australia Bank says thousands

of customers should now have

their pay after a computer

glitch prevented wages being

deposited into accounts. 13

former Australian servicemen

will be considered for a

posthumous Victoria Cross.

Legendary figure John Simpson

is among those in contention. The weather:

More again on the

developing story this hour, the earthquakes in north

Queensland and New Zealand.

An estimated 5.2 magnitude

quake was recorded 124

kilometres south-east of

Townsville just 10 kilometres

beneath the surface. It was

felt as far away as Airlie

Beach in the south and as far

north as Mission Beach. Half

an hour later a powerful

aftershock, 5.3 in magnitude

was recorded just out of c

Russia, 20 kilometres out of

c Russia -- Christchurch, knocking power out of the

city. There are no errors of

serious injury or damage. The Opposition accused the

Government of leaking

Treasury figures so soften the blow before the May

budget is handing down. There

is a $13 billion fall in

economic growth this

financial year follow --

following summer floods and

the sap these tsunami and

earthquake. It will impact on

budget spending but only in the short-term the Government says.

It will reduce Government revenues but even in the

short term we're absolutely

determined that the impact of

these events will not

actually stop us from

returning to surplus in 2012-13. The Opposition says the Government would not have to

make budget cuts if it had

been more frugal with its spending.

Everyday we are $100 million

deeper in debt buzz of the spending spree of this Government.

The budget will be handed

down on May 10. Unions say

they will withdraw support

for the Government's carbon

tax if any workers' jobs are

cut. They are demanding that

steel be exempt from the tax

to protect the industry's workers. Greg Combet says the

carbon price of $20 a tonne plus Government assistance

would increase the cost of

making a tonne of steel by

$2.60. The steel industry

says it is facing tiff times

with the rising Aussie dollar

and the rising price of raw

materials. The Opposition

lead error says they should

listen to the unions.

The Coalition's effective

climate change plan is that

it will not cost a single job

because it will not involve a carbon tax.

The Government insist

delaying the intro duck shun

of a carbon price would --

introduction of a carbon tax

would result in worse problems for industries. Accounts should be up to date

and operating as normal after a computer glitch left

hundreds of thousands of

people without pay from the

NAB. Those awaiting their

money should now have it

while NAB has pulled in

additional staff to deal with

customers this weekend.

The fault was identified and

the processing of account

balances got under way as

hundreds of thousands awaited

their overdue payments. Now National Australia Bank says

that process is complete.

Overnight we've been able to

process the payments which

were delayed and distribute

those moneys to people's

accounts and also to other banks.

In other words, money should

not be in accounts but in

case there are any hiccups

100 NAB branches have opened

across the country and the

banks' call centre remains open.

Our business bankers are

available for any business

customers who might have queries. National Australia Bank says

it will honour penalties or

overdrawn fees that are a

result of the crash.

Get in touch with NAB or

your branch. If you have

those fees being charged to

you you are owed many back in response to that.

The glitch is the second in

five months to spread across

the Australian banking

system, also affecting

Centrelink customers, the

Commonwealth Bank, ANZ,

Westpac, HSBC Australia and

Suncorp group.

A banks brand and reputation

is really depend tend on its

ability to process

transactions properly and this may have done some damage.

NAB says it is investing in

ary placement banking system

as well as upgrading this

one. It insists this is not a systemic problem.

The one thing NAB has done

better than the other banks

is they have communicated by Facebook, Twitter and

speaking out in the media

explaining what is going on.

The big impact has been on

customers, people waiting for

their pay and they should not

be put in that circumstance

and we regret that they have. Victorian Police will be

given unprecedented powers to

seize DNA from anyone

convicted of a serious offence. Under current laws

DNA can only be taken from

murderers and rapists. But

next year anyone convicted of

a crime that carries more

than two years in jail can be

forced to provide their DNA.

The move is expected to solve thousands of outstanding

cases and build a data base

for future cases. 13 former

Australian servicemen are to

be considered for a posthumous Victorian Cross.

The group of 11 sailors and

two soldiers will be looked

at by the defence honours and

awards appeal tribunal for

past naval and military

gallantry and valour. Best

known on the list is John

Simpson Kirkpatrick, the man

who became known simply as

Simpson with his fabled

donkey. The tribunal will take submissions and conduct public hearings in the second

half of the year. Large scale

tornados moving east across

the United States have

claimed at least 9 lives so

far. 30 deadly twisters in 24

hours have torn through the

south sweeping across to the east coast.

The punishing blowing kept

coming today. This tornado

struck near Jackson

Mississippi. Sending eight

people to the hospital and

leaving massive destruction

in its wake. This band of

killer storms has been

sweeping across the south.

We got the tail of the tornado now.

Large tornado on the ground.

In Arkansaw 7 people have

died, a storm toppled this

tree into a mobile home

killing a man and his baby

daughter as they slept in

their bed.

I didn't think it would

happen to a friend of mine

but now we're standing here

talking about the loss of a

friend area their little girl.

In Tushka Oklahoma

twisterser to a path. Two

elderly sisters caught in a

mobile home died. Devastation

is everywhere. With only

minutes to spare Randy walker

and his family scrambled

inside this storm shelter.

That's when the tree fell

end it just sounded like a loud explosion.

This 100 year old oak

trapped them inside for an

hour-and-a-half until neighbours helped chainsaw

them to freedom. When they

escaped they found their

house in ruins. It's the

heart of this community that

suffered the toughest blow,

Tushka's only elementary and

high schools destroyed. For

this fifth grader and 400

other students the school

year is effectively over.

It's just horrible. It's all

gone. It's just bye, bye, school.

The school superintendent

vows to rebuild.

This school has been here a

long time. It is the

heartbeat of this community.

In Libya world leaders

insist Colonel Gaddafi's time

is nearly up and there are

some signs of growing

resistance to his rule in

Tripoli. New footage emerged

from the Libyan capital

claiming to show an anti-Gaddafi protest .

It's hard to believe but

this simple protest against

Colonel Gaddafi's regime is

punishable by death. It is a capital offence to say you

don't want him as leader. For

only the second time in a

week young men and women

risked everything to gather

in a southern suburb of

Tripoli to protest against what's happening here and

publish the pictures. Heavily

disguised they met for a few moments to praise the people

who have died in the uprising

and to make an appeal to the

security forces to listen to

their conscience and support

the people. The Tripoli

rebels say their numbers are

growing. This was their first

video a week ago filmed in

the Ben-Ashur district of the

capital. May past the

distinctive minarets and a

nearby mosque on a regular

basis. Few take the risk to

make even this modest protest

in a built up air. If caught

they would simply disappear

like so many others. In Green

Square, the 24/7 centre of

guard good's support soldiers

hand out copies of his

ideological man fess stow. It

is translated into a host of languages but even here the

signs of economic problems

are clear. The main street is

deserted there is little business going on as people

are steering away. In small

workshops staff continue to

produce beaten metal trays

and objects but there seems little appetite for the

fight.

This man does not know

what's going on,, "We're all

Muslims and Libyans he said.

I don't understand." But the

divisions are clear, those

for and against Gaddafi.

The latest pictures from

Misrata show the city still

under attack. Fires burn from an assault by

Libyan-government forces. The

rebels face a pre tracted

battle. Colonel Gaddafi faces one with the international

community as well. This is a

battle that will decide the

very future of the company.

Jude Law is likely to act to

the growing list of

celebrities taking legal

action against UK tabloid

'News of the World'. The information emerged as a

judge ruled that five civil

cases could proceed against

the paper over claims their

phones had been hacked.

These are the famous five, the celebrities whose phone

hacking cases are likely to

come to trial later this year

or early next. Football agent

sky Andrew, ex-player and

commentator, Andy Gray, the

actress Sienna Miller and her

former stepmother interior

designer Kelly Hoppen and ex

cabinet minister Tessa Jowell. They represent a cross section for the more

than 20 people so far who

allege the 'News of the

World' listened in to their

private phone voicemails. The

ranks of claimants will soon

be swelled by Sienna Miller's

on off boyfriend the actor

Jude Law who the High Court

was told is about to launch a

case against the newspaper. News International that

publishes the News of the

World apologised and agreed

to pay compensation to eight

of the phone hacking victims,

including Sienna Miller, which it is understand turned

down an offer of $100,000 in

damages. It was the paper's private investigator Glenn

Mulcaire who was gaoled for

hacking into the phones of

the royal family who is

alleged to have eavesdropped

on celebrities' voicemails.

Scotland Yard has 40 police officers trawling through

more than 9,000 pages of

handwritten notes seized from

Mulcaire. Charlotte ha wis --

Charlotte Harris says victory

is in sight.

There has been some talk of

are all these claims going to

be settled? Will there be in

trials? Is this is end of the matter? Today what is clear

is there is a lot more to be

discovered and there will

certainly be a trial date fixed.

Only one of the civil

claimants was in court to

hear how his case was

progressing. The former MM

George Galloway.

It violated my rights but

also the rights of the five

people who left messages on

my phone who themselves will

now have the basis of illegal

-- of legal action against the 'News of the World'.

The civil cases at the High

Court are just part of this

phone hacking inquiry. The

police are in the middle of a

criminal investigation. Two

senior reporters and a former

news editor at the News of

the World have been arrested

and released on bail. There

may yet be more arrests.

In the News Day. The top

stories are just ahead

including the latest on those

earthquakes felt in far north

Queensland and Christchurch,

just 20 minutes apart. We

will have all the latest in

sport as the Doncaster proves

to be a sacred choice. The

V8s have their own troubles

dealing with the wet and

Hamilton turns into a slip and slide.

These are the top stories:

We've had two earthquake within 20 minutes of each

other. One in far north

Queensland and one near Christchurch in far north

Queensland the epicentre was

124 kilometres south-east of

Townsville. It was a 5.2

magnitude and at only 10

kilometres of depth. No

reports of serious damage at

this stage. 20 minutes later

there was an 11 kilometre

deep earthquake of 5.3ing

many any attitude that was

just out of Christchurch, 20

kilometres out of Christchurch, it knocked

power out to 'The Hills'

suburbs, there were problems

with mobile phones. A curfew

is in place from the red zone

from 7pm tonight until 7am

tomorrow morning. There is no

tsunami threat for far north

Queensland. This is an intracontinental earthquake,

similar to the one that

struck China in 2008.

Thousands of National

Australia Bank customers

should now be able to access

their money that was not

available to them because of

a computer glitch. 'Choice'

says those left out of pocket

are entitled to recover

overdrawn debit costs. 13 former Australian servicemen

are to be considered for a

posthumous Victoria Cross.

The group of 11 sailors and

two soldiers will be looked

at by a special tribunal for

past naval and military gallantry and valour. The weather:

Time for sport now. It has

been a hectic day in the news

and in the V8s as well.

A bigger night ahead for the

panel beaters. Rick Kelly

survived a chaotic race at

the Hamilton 500 to claim a

victory. His brother finished

in the top 3 with Craig

Lowndes second. Drenching

conditions made for a

dramatic race across the

Tasman with Jamie Whincup

among those to come undone.

It was clear from the outset

that this was going to be a

wet and wild ride. A sip my

pit lane appeared to be the

most had Tsar douse -- hazardous place. The

cameraman was back on his

feet and become at work but

the president crew were in the firing line.

Watch this, the wet.

Jamie Whincup started from

poll but his chances nosedived when he collided

with a barrier forcing his

car to be repaired. As the rain intensified the list of

victims became longer.

Rick Kelly running straight

down the escape road with the

wheels locked. Lowndes is out of control. The entrance to president

lane resembled a car park pit

lane resembled a car park.

The track was a giant slip

and slide and it was anyone's race.

Garth Tander fires off the road.

The safety car came out with

five laps remaining and it

was a hairy ride for Kelly

who battled Winterbottom

without a working windscreen wiper.

His brother mastered the

conditions at the front claiming the race from Craig

Lowndes. For the first time

Kellie 'Brothers' racing will

salute the checkered flag.

An incredible comeback from

knee srjry today. Underrated

mare 'Sacred Choice' upstaged

an all class field to win the

iconic Doncaster. The

punter's favourite was

nowhere to be seen. The

heavens opened over Royal Randwick. Silks were soaked

as an all star field assembled. Gai Waterhouse

superstar jumped well but

could not find space on the

turn. Proven mud runner

'Sacred Choice' was too slick

on the heavy track.

I love this city, the

three-year-old is starting to

run down the outside. 'Sacred

Choice' sprinted away with

100 to go. 'Sacred Choice' will win the Doncaster.

The trainer was surprised at his mare's performance.

You have to say she is

underrated. Underrated by

myself as well. I never

thought she'd win two group

ones. Maybe once she'd won the first one I started to

think it could happen again.

When she first came to the

stable she is not - I don't

think I'm being unkind in

saying she is not the most

impressive mare to look at.

She has a massive heart.

In the oaks, there was a

gamble on the run along the

finance for outside chance Absolutely. Absolutelying to

the short cut. -- Absolutely

took the short cut.

Absolutely has dashed away

now. Absolutely right up

along the fence from 'Shamrocka'.

The three-year-old filly,

who's connections include

Rick Jamieson now have the 1

hundreth winner of the AJC

oaks in their stable.

It is fantastic but he rode

her well. We drew the right

gate and had a good look at

the track this morning. There

were trepidations with a wet

track. We had nothing the

loose.

There's been two cracking

games in the AFL today with

the Blues drawing with the

Bombers in a nail biter. The

Hawks just got home against a

courageous West Coast in

Launceston while a seesawing

fixture at the MCG finished level.

Jason Winderlich lasted less

than a quarter at the MCG

where Essendon met Carlton.

Looks like he's blown his

knee out unfortunately. Early

fears that it is certainly season ending.

The Bombers were soon dealt

another blow when Courtney

Dempsey went down with a knee

injury and head to be carried off. His team-mates continued

to build an impressive lied.

-- lead.

What a beauty from Fletcher.

Winderlich and Dempsey

returned on crutches while concerns for Carlton existed

onto on the scoreboard. They

failed to kick a goal until

midway through the second

term. They were bombing other

chances inside the posts.

Shaun Burgoyne kicked the

first goal of the afternoon

in haur thorn's clash with

west -- Hawthorn's clash with

West Coast.

But the Eagles came back to

lead at quarter time. Liam

shields limped off the field

in the second term and

Hawthorn and West Coast

continued to fight it out for

an advantage. At half time it

was the Hawks by 1.

Parramatta stars Nathan

Hindmarsh and Jarryd Hayne

could fall foul of the match

review committee this week.

The titans Russia notched a

victory over the Tigers. The

Eels surrendered a big lead.

The high was short lived as

he headbutted Corey Paine

sparking a massive brawl.

Both were put on report and

sent to the sin bin.

Hindmarsh and Ennis joined

them minutes later.

He is just a grub. He is a

niggler and he got under me

skin. I shouldn't have

reacted.

I don't know what was said

but I thought Mick was very

unlucky to go to the sin bin.

From what I saw he didn't do anything.

The Bulldogs made the Eels

pay, Ben Barba at his

freakish best.

He might have got it down.

Look, look, look. Oh!

He finished with three tries

to help the bulldogs to a

34-14 victory. The Titans

trailed 14-0 but scored two

tries in the final minutes to

snatch an amazing win over

the Tigers. South Sydney has

been forced to prematurely

announce the signing of Wigan

coach Michael Maguire. He

will take the rein from 2012

for three seasons but he and

the Wigan chairman revealed

the news after their

superleague match overnight.

When did it first become apparent there might be

interest from south Sydney.

Speculation has been going

on for a long time but sort

of the last couple of days it

did become real. I chose for

person reasons and a lot of

things that it was the right

time and the right decision

to be making at this time.

Has it come as a shock?

Yes. It has. The first we

knew of it was Michael

talking to us about it as a

possibility ten days ago. He

actually resigned today at

lunchtime. He did keep me

informed of the fact that he

was in those conversations. John language will continue

to coach the Bunnies for the

2011 season while Maguire

will see out his final year

in the UK.

Let's take a look at Sky

weather and the forecast for tomorrow:

In the West, a late shower

in Perth, mostly sunny in Geraldton. A possible shower

in Albany, sunny Calgoorlie.

Top stories are just ahead

including all the latest on

the 5.2 mag magnitude

earthquake that hit far north

Queensland and the one in Christchurch as well. Live captioning by Ai-Media. www.ai-media.tv