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Live. Shame on you! Shame on

you! Unions condemned for

strong-arm tactics as the

number of jobless falls. New

fears for the Eurozone if

utally can't service utally can't service its

crisis spiralling debt. The pace of

crisis is accelerating. Hitting the bottle. Business tries to

make take-away water more

palatable. That reduces our

carbon footprint by 22% on

average per bottle. You are

all sinners. You are condemned

by God And what's the

attraction? Why has Adelaide's

Rundle Mall become a megaphone

Mecca? Hello and welcome to ABC News across Australia. I'm

Ros Childs. Global markets are

all taking big losses today,

spooked by event in All Ordinaries is down 2.8%,

steep falls on the Nikkei and

Wall Street last night and the

Australian Dollar at 101.31 US

First to cents. More finance later.

figures just released in First to the latest jobs

Canberra and the unemployment

rate has fallen. The October

number has come in at 5.2%,

that's after the September rate

was revised up slightly to

5.3%. Despite the global

uncertainty, 10,000 new jobs

were created, all of them

fulltime positions. Less than a

fortnight after fortnight after the quantities

dispute, Australia's workplace

laws are in the spotlight

again. Workers smashed a car

and man-handled a security

guard who crossed a picket line

at the Melbourne chickt meat says factory. The Federal Opposition

says it's appalled by the

violence and is writing to the

Government and ACTU demanding

Political reporter Andrew they condemn the behaviour.

Greene has more. At Australia's largest poultry factory,

hundreds of workers have gone on indefinite workers united, we'll never be

defeat ed. But when a security

guard tried to cross their

picket line: . You shouldn't

guys. You should have done the have treated me like that,

right thing and I would have

reverseded Shame on you! Shame

on you! Shame on you! Idiot!

(Shouting) The gar's keys were

taken and after a tense minute

or so, union organisers restored calm among

workers. (CHEERING) Staff at

the Biada chicken processing

plant say they need better job

security, with claims many

workers are contractors earning

below the minimum wage. The

opposition workplace spokesman

is disturbed by the scenes.

Australia. And he's demanding This should not be

a written explanation from the

unions. The is No Doubt

unions, especially those on the

extreme of the edge of the

union movement, have felt very

emboldened by the new laws and

this may well be an expression

of that. What we have here is

workers who are very much on

edge and when a driver drove

into them, it

response. Less than two weeks

after its high-profile hearings in the Qantas dispute, the

umpire, Fair Work Australia,

will hear the Biada case The outbreak of industrial

tensions is generating debate

over whether the Fair Work

regime Julia Gillard designed

is working. The Prime Minister

believes it is and has

announced $2 billion for the

country's lowest paid workers

under a Fair Work wage case.

Homes have been damaged

cars crashed by trees after a

series of storms swept through Victoria overnight. Melbourne's

bayside suburbs were hit by

flash flooding which provided cheap entertainment for this

group. The SES received more

than 1100 calls for help. The than 1100 calls for help. The

owners of this car were about

to move it under cover but

changed their mind just before

the tree came crashing down.

It was a massive gust. We had

acorns from the tree virtually

running vertical, hitting our

windows which is a windows which is a good 10m

away. 70mm of rain fell in Victoria's northeast where the

cleanup is under way. We've had some significant damage in a town State's northeast where four a town called Bellbridge in the

homes have been regarded as uninhabititable. The Weather

Bureau says while there will be

more rain, the worst of the storms have passed. Over seas

and a powerful tremor has

zone rocked the earthquake disaster

zone in eastern Turkey. Three

people were killed and scores remain

that collapsed during the 5.7

magnitude tremor. Rescuers

heard calls for help under the

rebel. Two hotels and a collapsed school were among the

buildings levelled. Most had

been damaged in last month's been damaged in last

earthquake which claimed 600 lives. Prime Minister Silvio

Berlusconi's pledge to Stan

down has only increased fears

of instability in Europe.

Italian Government bond rates

spiked above 7% overnight and there are fears it could now

drag the rest of the world into

a new

markets hitting dangerous

highs, a financial worry has

turned to a full-blown crisis.

Italy needs more than 360

billion Euro just to repay what

it owes next year and at over

7% it's a bill that can't be

met. What's happen this week

is the pace of the crisis is accelerating, meaning the size

of the bail-out required is

getting bigger day by day. But

complicating the dire financial

State is a concurrent political Silvio Berlusconi on his way crisis with

out. The Italian President has

taken the lead.

TRANSLATION: We need decisions

quickly to give a new sense of

responsibility and cohesion of

the nation. Italy must now act to escape a very dangerous situation. There's speculation

that the President will try to

get the parliament to pass new

austerity legislation over the

weekend and announce a new

Prime Minister. That might give

the next bond auction on

moment the a chance of success but at the

moment the only European institution with the possible

firepower to bail-out Italy is

the European Central Bank and

so far the bank and its so far the bank and its richest

backer, Germany, are resisting

ECB intervention. The

immediate issue that I think

Europeans face to try to

stabilise the situation, is

basically to come up with some

new money in order to try to

settle down the Italian bond

market and that probably means that the

will be centre stage in any

such solution. At the G20 last

week, Julia Gillard and the

other non-European leaders made it clear it clear this was a Eurozone

problem but if it's not

contained it becomes a global

one. We could run the risk of

what some commentators are

already calling a lost decade. That chilling warning gains added weight as the

political impasse in Greece

also continues. The it a new Prime Minister there

entering its fourth day. At the

very time strong, effective

leadership is desperately

needed in Athens and in there is none.

You can get it from the tap

for less than 1 cent a litre

but Australians are willing to

pay far more for bottled water. It's a half a billion-dollar

industry but growth is being

tempered by environmental

concerns so big business is investing

its carbon footprint. Bottled

water manufacturers have been

treading water in the last 5

years with modest growth of

just 1.3%. But having the wet

stuff on hand when there's no tap

tap handy will see demand

double in the next 12 months

alone. It's expected to grow

approximately 2.5% per annum to

reach 660 million in 2016/17.

But environmental worries have

prompted some to take drastic action. The University of

Canberra banned sales of bottled bottled water. On-campus cafes

now charge for access to

special vending machines,

protecting their income stream

since bottles have been given

the boot. We think we've saved

the sale of 140,000 bottles or

thereabouts on campus and so

that has had a real

environmental impact in terms

of not having those bottles

manufactureded or transported here. The drinks giants are here. The drinks giants are listening. Coca-Cola Amatil's invested

invested $450 million in glow fill technology to make lighter bottles with fewer raw

materials and more recycled

content. That reduces our carbon footprint by 22% on

average per bottle, the equivalent over

equivalent over a year of

taking 1700 family cars off the

roads of Sydney. The company's

rolling out the changes across

Australia, New Zealand,

Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and

Fiji. It's also invested

heavily in recycling programs

and with the carbon tax on the

way, it's about protecting the business and the We've got to get it right and

we want to get it right for the

future. The Coca-Cola Amatil

upgrade is its biggest capital

investment in a decade. Still, it seems to a certain extent,

keeping in the black means

thinking green. It may be six

weeks away but the lights are

going on all across Europe,

Christmas lights that is. In

Paris, the trail blazer is the

department store with a

dazzling visual display. This year's theme is rock with traditional Christmas carols

replaced by more con temporary

sounds. It's a pitch for music

buff teenagers as Europe's mood

of austerity makes itself felt

at the cash

are hoping more people will buy

their Christmas presents at a

shop rather than online. The

latest figures from the search

engine Google show the 2011 has

been the biggest year yet for buying online and more people

than ever have been using their

mobile devices like smartphones

and ipads not their computers

to look for things. In fact,

jumped 220% over the last 12

months, mainly because there

are now so many more

smartphones around, but lot of websites aren't set up to be

used easily on a mobile phone.

Ross McDonald is Google

Australia' head of retail. I

think the biggest difference if

you look between a smartphone

and a computer is simply screen

size. Owen a computer you have

11, 12, perhaps more in terms

of inches, and a smartphone you

have a much smaller area to

look at the website so you really need to be careful and think about messages and key images you

want to show people if they're

looking at your website on a

smartphone. Other retail

figures have shown only about

6% of total purchases are made online, either on mobile

devices or on computers, so the

vast majority of people still

prefer to go into a shop and

pay for things personally. You're absolutely right. Even

in countries like US and UK

where online retail is much

more advanced, still 90% of transaction happen in-store. It

the key thing is, if your a

retailer, how do they find you?

That's where online play as

really important role and helps

people make decisions about brands, about products and also

which retailer they want to go to and increasingly that

happens on a mobile phone on

the way to the store. Some

retailers don't want a website

to allow people to purchase

goods online, they use goods online, they use the

website as a hook to draw

potential customers into the

shops so they can look at

things, feel things and

potentially buy

lns the time. Our research says

at least one in two shoppers researches online before they

go to the store and the

difference a smartphone now

makes it is they continue

researching researching on their way to the

store. They might be using to confirm

confirm the price, find a

location, look at the opening

hours so people are continually looking for information to work

out what they want to buy. Ross

McDonald, thank you. Let's take

a check of the markets. Here's

Martin Lakos from Macquarie

Private Wealth. So Martin, steep falls reversal from yesterday where

yesterday we had a risk-on day,

in other words investors and traders

traders were repaired to buy

equities. Today, completely

reversed and then reversed and then some. We're

down just under 3%, pretty much in line with steep fultz of the

US. It is all about those

Italian bond yields. I 10-year

bond yields breaching 7% and

2-year yields well over 9%.

Clearly we're looking for some particular from the ECB. It

would be good to she ECB taking

action like the Swiss Central

Bank did, drawing a line in the sand

sand and saying, "At this year

level we're going to support Italian bonledz," largely

because the fear of contagion

is still very much in most

investors' minds. We've had

jobs numbers out here. Any

impact on the market? No

impact but the numbers are

pretty good. Unemployment rate

now at 5.2, a modest improvement from September at

5.3. We had an increase of

fulltime employment of 20,000 jobs, a decrease of part-time

by about 9,000 so that's a

surprise to the market who are

largely looking for a modest

fall in it unemployment rate -

sorry, a rise of the

unemployment rate. And Martin,

the banks seem to be bearing

the brunt of the market falls

today? Very much so,

although we've got to take into

account National Australia Bank

and ANZ have both and ANZ have both gone exdividend which is impacting

share price performances. They

are down over 5%, reflecting the international bank sectors

that were hit hard as well. What's What's happening with the

miners? The mines were the ones that

ones that performed well yesterday and they're

underperforming today, down 3

to 3.5%. It to 3.5%. It looks like the

sector has been under the

control of traders as against investors at the moment. And

retailers are having a tough

day too? Not such a bad day.

There's not a single sector in the

the market that not down.

Consumer staplesles are down

1.9%, part of that is a fall by

Newscorp and that's down 2%.

The consumer staplesal such Coles and woollies are only down 1.3% so relatively holding

up, as are the utilities and

other defensive sectors such as telcos. Martin Lakos, thank

you. To a 3%-plus plunge on

Wall Street. Banks up yesterday

took a battering today. General

Motors slipped more than 10%

after the car-maker said it

would not break even for the

year in Europe.

In SA, both the Government and Opposition are proposals to silence noisy

preachers in Rundle Mall. The

State's Upper House today will

consider a new by law that

would allow council workers would allow council workers to confiscate public address

equipment. The Opposition and

council say it the first step

in solving a public nuisance

but want police to have new

powers as well. You are powers as well. You are all

sinners. Since losing a court

fight over its bylaw last year,

the city council says it's been

powerless to stop scenes like

these. Members of the city church taking to the street to

spread their message. You must

repent. Leading to regular Friday night confrontations

with protesters. The preachers

say they're exercising free

speech but retailers say they're turning off shoppers

and killing trade. Councilors

and others say it's time it

stopped. I consider it quite

intimidating and I'm no prude.

What the street preachers are

shouting at people is offensive. Under a bill before parliament, the council would

be given new powers on the preachers but to fine

them for using loud speakers

and setting up platforms. You

take the microphones and the

stages and their ability to

harass people and they'll just

be anyone in the mall going about their about their business really. The Opposition favours

a different approach. The bi

by-law needs police powers to

work. The liberal laws give

police the powers to control

amprifiers and confiscate if

necessary. The city council

agrees with both measures. The Government and Opposition. It's

the situation that engenders

strong feeling on both sides.

Anne Moran is from the Adelaide

city council and Caleb

Corneloup is from Street Church

Adelaide. Hoe says

members will continue to preach

to shoppers even if they are

banned from using loud speaker

systems. In 2007, when we

first started preaching we

didn't use amplification and we quite enjoyed that preaching

and we want to be able to

continue that and we will be

able to continue that. However,

in the past, we were still

arrested even though we weren't

taken to prison and faced

numerous charges and we

defended those charge scz we're happy to continue preaching

without amplification. Anne

Moran, for you is that the

problem, it's the amplification

that is the problem? Would you be

be happy to see the street preaching continue?

preaching continue? The

amplification is a problem

because it means the street

preachers' message of hate and

vilification for the public is

spread over a larger number of people. It still

message they're preaching even

unamplified but it's a step in the right direction. And Caleb

Corneloup, what pchts response to that, messages of

hate? What we preach is the gospel of Jesus Christ and that

is that all men have sinned and

fallen short of the glory of

God. We specify sin - lying, stealing, fornication et cetera

- and we preach for all men to

repent, to turn to Jesus Christ

and put their faith in what he

has done for us on the cross

and of course repentance means

to turn from our sin so if we turn from our

message we preach and put our faith

faith in Christ we can be

forgiven. The message we're all going to hell, it's anti-homosexual, anti-women, anti-pretty much everything, we're all sinners. I think the

protesters will still gather.

The message is so abhorrent

that it will attract protesters

wherever it goes. As I said, not being able to drown

everybody out, follow women

with loud hailers saying

they're going to die and go to

hell because of their wearing

short skirts, short skirts, they're murderers

or abortionists if they're any

women really so it is not the

message of Jesus Christ, it is hate-filled vicious message. A

final right to re ply, Caleb

Corneloup and the fact the

retailers don't like this

either? We have to remember

Jesus and the appalles were martyred with the exception of the

the apostle John. I think what

we're preaching is in line with

scripture, in line with Old

Testament profits and I can and everything the

Anne Moran, thank you both. Put

together one of Latin together one of Latin America's most overcrowded cities with 30

million daily trips and you've

got a recipe got a recipe for transport disaster. Lima's traffic-choked

arteries are part of daily life

with air pollution nine times

international ly accepted safe

levels. Half of the private transport fleet is unregistered

with overwork ed bus drivers largely responsible for 400

road deaths a year. Mini bus drivers under similar pressure,

at times co ming to blows

TRANSLATION: We need to have a

road system allowing us to deal

with at least half of the 13

million daily trips. She is

planning to do this by

expanding the new rapid transit

bus fleet power by cleaner

fuels and forcing private

operators to modernise their

fleets and put drivers on a

salary. With much of Europe

preoccupied with potential

financial meltdown, the cont

nBt's fifth-largest economy,

Russia, is quietly heading

towards parliamentary elections

in less than four in less than four weeks. In a

country where Opposition s have

the odds stacked against them,

there's little question the

governing party will Moscow correspondent Norman

Hermant reports. There are

signs parliamentary elections

are coming in Russia. Familiar

faces, parties that now have no eseats and of course billboards

for the ruling United Russia

party all over. If this was

supposed to encourage

enthusiasm for the vote, it's

TRANSLATION: The elections are

held but nothing changes in the

life of people or it becomes

worse. Our people worse. Our people don't have interest in this

election. Parties like Just Russia are struggling to make an impact. The 4th-largest

party in Russia's parliament

has cleverly arranged its

initials to tap into Soviet

nostalgia but interest remains

elusive. The party's leader

says getting voterser to engage

is a the citizens of Russia during

this year's election campaign

to become more active. It's

not easy for anyone running

against the juggernaut of the ruling United ruling United Russia party and current Prime Minister and future presidential candidate

Vladamir Putin. His image is

now everywhere. This isn't an

official campaign billboard,

it's pat of a national - part

of a national anti-drug

campaign. The timing, says the Government, purely convince.

There are some who get

involved, for instance Oppositions, but their numbers

are lucky to be in the

hundreds, a far cry, says this

analyst, from the mass democracy movements of the

1990s. Now the people are just

tired of the onslaught of

corruption of this kind of

bureaucrats on everything. So Vladamir Putin will keep

appearing on news bull tts and

Russians will keep - on news

bulletins and Russians will

keep being told to vote next

month even though rather pass. Let's have a quick look at other stories making

news around the world.

Thousands of students have

marched through central London

to protest against public

spending cuts and a big increase in university fees.

More than 4,000 police were deployed along the route to

efor vent a repeat of violence

during previous campaigns. Life

egos on in Thailand where the

floods have now claimed more

than 500 lives, destroyed more

than a million houses and cost

the country at least billion. New markets have sprung up selling everything

from clothing to fishing to

boat engines. There have been clashes between police and

students in Chile. They want

politicians to reject politicians to reject a proposed education Budget that

falls short of their demands. A

century from Michael Clarke

saved Australia from

embarrassment on the 1st day of

the first Test against South

Africa in Cape Town. The

skipper's innings was a

highlight for the tourist with

Australia 8/214 when bad light stopped

stopped play. Dale Steyn scored

4/31. The visitors found them

selves on the ropes

Ricky Ponting was dismissed off the bowling of Steyn, Australia

was 3/40. Clarke anchored the

innings in what some label his most impressive display with

the bat yet. There it is. A

beautiful shot to bring up 100,

number 16 in Test matches for

Michael Clarke. It's a

appreciated by his team in the

change room. Clarke and Siddle siled will

siled will return to the crease

when day two starts tonight.

One of the last stronghold of Tasmania's lobstered could be under threat from logging. Forestry Tasmania

has plans to log a coot which

surrounds a prime habitat site

and that's angered experts who

say the vulnerable say the vulnerable lobster has been overlooked in the peace

deal to end logging in most

native forests. It's the

world's largest fresh-water

lobster and only found in rivers flowing into Bass

Strait. You go to the Amazon,

nile, Mississippi, there is

nothing on the planet compared

to these animals. This river

system near Wynyard in the State's north-west

considered the holy grail for

the giant lobster but it is jeopardiseded

jeopardiseded by Forestry

Tasmania's plans to log the

surrounding forest. It's

it will destroy the habitat and

food sources of the young lobsters.

lobsters. If the juveniles

die, the adults are gone as

well. This logging coop sits

outside the 430,000 hectares awaiting awaiting mood immediate protection under the forest

peace deal. It's being assessed for inclusion for inclusion in the 5 72,000 hectares of high conservation

value forest nominated by environment groups for

protection but Mr Walsh says

the area needs protection now.

Less than 10,000 Less than 10,000 hectares and

you could walk away forever

knowing this animal is look after. Environment groups say

the lobster's plight shows the conservation side of the $276

million forest peace deal is

lacking. It's been of the desk of Forestry

year and we're still seeing

logging coops in important

areas There has been from

Forestry Tasmania a deliberate dragging of the chain. Er

Forestry Tasmania says it will

maintain a 30m buffer zone of

trees alongside the streams to

protect lobster habitats from

sediment. The US State of

Alaska has been buffeted by a

huge storm describe by forecasters as being of

historic intensity. It is

delivered high winds, blinding

snow and huge seas to large

parts of the State spanning an

Texas and with the strength of

a category 3 hurricane.

Residents are bracing for

flooding from the next tide, expected to be 3m above

normal levels. The snow-o-cane,

as it's been dubbed by weather

experts, is rated a 1 in

100-year event. The weather is

not that wild on the local

front. The satellite shows a cloudband crossing

south-eastern Australia ahead

of a trough. Rain clearing from the north-west tropics. A

lingering low pressure trough

should bring patchy rain and

storms from the Kimberley to

northeast NSW. A

bring mild and mostly dry

weather to the country's

southeast. A coal front should

bring a few showers to western

Tasmania and hot northerlies

should affect the west.

Back to the stock exchange

for a final check of the

markets and Italy is making everyone nervous. Once again,

the All Ordinaries is down over

2.5%, a fall of 117 points.

That's the news for now. On a

day when there was a fall in

the unemployment rate after the previous revised up and there were new Eurozone fears about Italy'

ability to service its debts.

There's continue news on ABC

News 24 and also news online.

Our next full bulletin on ABC 1

is at 7:00 this evening. I'm Ros Childs. Thanks for joining

us and have a good afternoon. See you tomorrow.

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