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Evictions in the park -

police move against a

long-running tent embassy in Brisbane You've got to answer

to the elders. You've got to

answer to these people. You've

got to answer to South

Brisbane. Greece down for the

count - new elections needed

and the Eurozone fears the worst.

TRANSLATION: Some have chosen

in cold blood to play party politics rather than do what's

best for the country. Another

milkshake-up for dairy farmers

- production is booming, but

prices could drop further. And former News International chief Rebekah Brooks says she will

fight conspiracy charges. I am

baffled by the decision to

charge me today.

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

Childs. Greece is again causing jitters on the local share

market:

More finance later in the

bulletin. Protesters in

Brisbane are marching towards

State Parliament after a stand-off with police over an Aboriginal tent embassy in the

south of the city. The embassy

was set up at Musgrave Park in

March, but Brisbane City

Council wanted it moved to make

way for an annual Greek

festival. Council workers are

now clearing the site and

reporter Kathy McLeish joins me

now. What is the situation

there now? Things have quite

ended down quite a lot here now. Just a couple of people

from the tent embassy milling

at the front here, and what we

can see through the fence is

that the council has arrived

and is now dismantling the tent

embassy. That's going on behind

us. At the same time the Greek

festival is being set up. So

trucks have arrived with

amusement and stages and we can

see those being set up as well.

That's quite different to what

was happening here this morning. The situation became

very heated. There were

something like 60 people inside

a fenced area at the tent

embassy, and a similar number

of supporters across the road

shouting out, singing and

chanting. A huge contingent of

police turned up. There were

200 police and arrests were

made. 30 arrests were made, and

then the rest of the people

from the tent embassy left the

park and moved out, but it was

very emotional, and this is

some of what they had to say.

You have captured that occupies

this country by force. That

force is on your head. We asked

for one tent, one good-looking

tent. What happened? They

turned around and said no.

You've got to answer to the

elders, you've got to answer to

answer to South these people. You've got to

Brisbane. Kathy, the embassy

has been there since March. Is

this the first time police have

moved in? Yes, it is, Ros.

There hasn't been any sort of

concern about the tent embassy

being here. There has been no ripple. They've been here for

eight weeks. They've worked

with other community groups

that use the park, but this

Greek Fev Val is huge, it takes

up, almost all of the park T

has been held on this weekend

for 36 years.. The embassy

spokespeople say that they were

in negotiations with the Greek

festival representatives. It

was their understanding that

everybody was happy that they

could co-exist here quite

peacefully for the weekend, and

everybody was happy to go with

that, and then yesterday an

eviction order came from

council. Police said that they

were requested by council to

see that that order was

complied w and they turned out

this morning. So, protesters

are now heading or probably

arrived at State Parliament.

This will be a test for the new

Premier of Queensland a day

after the Government was sworn

in? Yes, I think so. I think a

lot of people will be watching

to see what happens now. The

protesters have arrived at

Parliament House. They demanded

entry to Speaker's Corner, and they were given that. The

police moved some barriers for

the opening celebrations of

Parliament, of the new

government. Now, this has been

made very clear that the

council asked for this order to

be issued, but people have looked to Campbell Newman for

his take on it, and what he had

to say this week was that

public parks are not a place

for squatters' camps, so you

can imagine that didn't go down

well with the people at the

tent embassy. This morning

people were saying to us, "Welcome to Campbell Newman's

Queensland." So I think it

will be a test. Kathy, thank

you. An international custody

battle involving four

Queensland children is back in

court in Brisbane. The girls'

Sunshine Coast mother fled

Italy with her daughters two

years ago, but the Family Court

ruled in favour of their

Italian father who pursued the

case under The Hague convention

on child abduction. The

children are in hiding with

their great-grandmother. Their

mother was ordered to deliver

International Airport last them to Brisbane's

night, but the children didn't

arrive. I am here within the

deadline and unfortunately I'm

unable to hand over the

children. I don't know their whereabouts. The a Brisbane

judge is considering whether to

hear an application to keep the

girls in Queensland. The case

has been adjourned until this

afternoon. The staffer suing

the parliamentary Speaker Peter

Slipper has filed a formal

statement of claim in the

Federal Court, but has dropped

the allegations that Mr Slipper

misused taxi vouchers. A

spokesman for James Ashby says

the claim of Cabcharge fraud

has been removed because

criminal investigation and they're now the subject of a

could delay progress of his

civil sexual harassment case.

Mr Ashby alleges he was

required to work in a sexually

hostile environment and was

treated less favourably than

other employees. He claims Mr

Slipper's actions caused him

distress and anxiety. The

Speaker has denied all

allegations. A directions

hearing for the case is due to

be held on Friday. The

Australian Electoral Commission

has found that donations to

suspended Labor MP Craig

Thomson's election campaign in

2007 were properly disclosed.

The Electoral Commission has

been analysing Fair Work

Australia's 1100-page report into the Health Services Union

and it's seeking further information regarding the HSU's

own reporting of more than

$17,000 worth of smaller

donations. Job security is one

of the big themes of the ACTU

Congress taking place in Sydney

this week. An independent

report has found there has been

unprecedented growth in work

insecurity over the past 30

years with many casual workers

not paid sick or holiday leave

or other benefits. Former Deputy Prime Minister Brian

Howe is the report's author. He

wants an overhaul of

Australia's labour laws to

ensure employment protection of

all workers. That's right, yes,

we've got a lot of people,

perhaps a very high percentage

of people now, working in a

casual job, often for a very

long period of time, maybe

years, and so it's very

important that there is some

point where people stop being

casual and are recognised as

permanent workers with entitle

ment to annual leave, to sick

pay and so on. I think

employers really are exploiting

casual workers when they allow

them to remain in a workplace

for long periods of time

without the certainty that those entitlements

bring. Businesses, though,

would say to that, "We don't

need one more obstacle. We've

got a high Australian dollar, a

financial crisis in Europe. Why

penalise us even more?"? Well,

employers have high

productivity and casual workers

are workers where employers are

investing very little, and in

the long term that's

counterproductive. We've got an

ageing population. We will need

more workers, not less. Of

course we need skilled workers

and we need to be skilling up

much more of our workers here

in Australia, and employers

have an interest in that. But

there is only a finite amount

of money in the pot, so if companies improve the

conditions for one worker, does

it do that at the expense of

somebody's job? No, I think if

we're making a worker more

productive, then they can

contribute more and employers

can afford to employ more

people like that. I think the

problem with casualisation is

essentially it writes off a lot

of people and that's got to be

a long-run cost to employers,

but also to the economy. Brian

Howe, thank you OK, thank

you. Australia's commitment to

Afghanistan is set to continue

well beyond the withdrawal of

troops, with the Government

pledging financial support and training for local security

forces. Australia will

contribute $100 million a year

for three years from 2015 to

support Afghan national

security forces, as well as

providing training and possibly an ongoing Special Forces

presence in the country. Julia

Gillard and the Defence

Minister Stephen Smith fly to

the US this week for talks on

the transition process. Syrian

troops have reportedly shot

dead 20 civilians during a

visit by UN observers.

Unverified footage has emerged

of the incident in a town in

the country's north-west.

Bodies can be seen lying in the

street. Human rights groups say

the victims were at a funeral.

A nearby UN convoy was also

targeted. EXPLOSION Three UN

vehicles were damaged by the

blast, but none of the

observers was hurt. Analysts

believe the UN mission may soon

be unsustainable because of the

steadily increasing levels of

violence. It was an awkward

meeting, but France's new

President and Germany's Angela

Merkel have vowed to work

together to tackle Europe's

economic storm and keep

debt-stricken Greece in the

euro. There are talks Greece is

heading for new legses after a

final round of coalition talks failed. Europe correspondent

Philip Williams reports. One

last go, but it came to

nothing. Nine days of fruitless

talks ended in frustration. The

only option left, another election.

TRANSLATION: Some have chose

then cold blood to play party

politics, rather than do what's

best for the country. They are

going against what the public

want. And this is the man the

Pasok leader blames for that

failure, leader of the

anti-austerity Syriza

coalition, Alexis Tsipras. He

says far from being the

spoiler, he was defending the

Greek people

TRANSLATION: We tried to create a government that would satisfy

the minimum demands made by the

electorate. It was a very big

day for another European leader

who also had his doubts about austerity. Francois Hollande

came to the Elysee Palace a

politician. He would leave a

president. Handing him the

keys, Nicolas Sarkozy, a bitter

moment for him, about you there

was no time for his replacement

to saviour the moment. First

stop Berlin, to try to turn the

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

to change tack on austerity.

TRANSLATION: I will propose a

new pact which will combine the

necessary reduction in public

debt with the indispensable

stimulation of the economy. Just before his

flight, the heavens opened,

baptised by a downpour, and

there was more. The lightning

rod for the European left got a

dose of the real thing as the

presidential plane was struck

mid-flight and had to return to

Paris. Eventually he did make

it to Berlin and a rather

awkward greeting from Angela

Merkel. They share very little

in common and the French

President is determined

austerity without growth is a

recipe for recession. But both

say they're willing to try and

find common ground. TRANSLATION: We know the

responsibility we have as

Germany and France with a good

development of Europe, and I

think in this spirit we will

find the solution. One thing

they readily agree on, that

Greece should stay in the

Eurozone, a clear message to

Greek voters to think very

carefully about who might best

guarantee that outcome. Dairy

farmers have been warned to

expect a 10-15% fall in the

price they're paid for mill nk

the next financial year. Dairy

Australia's outlook report is

blaming high levels of local

production and falling export

demand because of similar

oversupply problems overseas.

Joanne Bills is the strategy

manager for Dairy

Australia. Look, I think it is

a significant cut in price. Farmers do understand that they

are part of a global commodity

market, there are always ups

and downs. A lot of farmers,

particularly in southern

Australia where this cut is

hitting have had a couple of

good years and hopefully have been able to consolidate their

business and ride out this

price cut. Is it the same for

other states in Australia? You

just mentioned South Australia

there. What about the rest of

the country? Victoria, Tasmania

and South Australia are the

most exposed states to the

export market. Other regions

such as northern New South

Wales, Queensland and Western

Australiaer much more

influenced by the domestic

drinking milk Markets, and

certainly for some of those regions, Queensland and

northern New South Wales, there

is also downward pressure on

prices, not as substantial as

in the exporting region. And

this is all because of

oversupply both here and

overseas? That's right. We've

just had a perfect storm, I

guess, of dairy production

around the world, so every

major exporting region has had

a really good season and

responded to some really good

farm-gate prices over the last

couple of years. For example,

in New Zealand, production is

8-10% per head for this current

season, and in New Zealand most

of that product is exported to

the international market. So

while demand for dairy has

still been pretty good

considering the wider economic uncertainty out, there it's

just not enough to absorb this

additional supply and keep

prices stable. What about the

introduction of new technology,

Joanne? A farmer in Tasmania

who has introduced automatic

milking machines. We're seeing

an example of that now. How

could that affect farmers'

bottom lines, could that

help? Look, it really is

important in trying to keep

ahead of the terms of trade for

farmers, and also farmers are

telling us through our survey

and through a lot of other

contact that labour is a big

issue for them. In Tasmania,

for example, where that new robotic Rotary has been

installed, one in four farmers mentioned labour as their most

significant challenge for the

future. So it means that

dairying can offer a much

better lifestyle and perhaps

get by with a little bit less

labour and more labour

productivity in the future. Joanne Bills, thank

you. Thank you. Staying with

primary producers, many crop

farmer as cross South Australia

say they're desperate for rain

after a patchy start to the

season. Whilst seeding is under

way in some districts, farmers

on the Eyre Peninsula and in

the mallee are hoping for

follow-up rains to finish

seeding. The Department of

Primary Industries says the

State received below-average

rain in April with above-average temperatures. Things are drying

out a fair bit. Yeah, another

rain probably within the next

week would still be suitable,

but, yeah, need that follow-up

rain just to wet the topsoil again. Some farmers are

dry-seeding, hoping for quick

germination when the rain does come. Figures just out are

giving a snapshot of the

nation's borrowing habits.

Housing finance has ticked

down, while person loans are

up. Commercial borrowing is up

almost 9%. Let's go to some of

the other stories making news

in business - the corporate

regulator say it is hasn't

ruled out the use of telephone

taps to catch those engaging in

insider trading of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission says there have been more breaches

of insider trading in the past

three years than in the entire

decade before. ASIC says it

gets 200 alerts a day, warning

that some market players are

trading with privileged information unknown to the

general market. ANZ plans to

invest $300 million and more

than triple its still small

branch network in China. Bank

boss Mike Smith says Le open as

many branches as he can, as ANZ

aims to earn 30 pest of its

profits in Asia within the next

five years. And as FaceBook

prepares to launch shares on

the US stock market, possibly

on Friday, it's been dealt a

blow by one of America's

biggest advertisers. GM is said

to spend almost $2 billion a

year on ads, but has decided to

stop advising on FaceBook,

reportedly because it found its

ads had little impact on

consumers. Let's take a check

of the market. Here is Chris

wet tonne from IG Markets. It

looks like Greece is the cloud

raining on the parade again

today That seems to be the

case. Yesterday we saw a

slightly orderly decline in the

markets and saw people rotating

out of material stocks and

positioning themselves with

defensive assets. Today doesn't

seem like that's the case at

all. Greece, probably the

Newcrests overnight is we are

seeing a run on Greek banks.

There has been evidence that

since the May 6 elections,

retail deposse iters have taken

out something like 700 million

from Greek banks. We need the

Greek banks to work otherwise

the recession that comes

through will be 10 times worse.

So that's Newcrests. Asian

markets are down. It's clearly

a risk-off day today. We're

seeing that in all sectors.

Material sector down 3%. Very,

very heavy losses, especially

in the single-tiered miners. A

little bit of buying in health

care stocks and utilities, but

overall. Consumer sentiment has picked

picked up modestly. How is that

affecting the retailers? Always

great to see the consumer a

little bit more positive, but

unfortunately not as much as we

had opened given a 50 basis

point cut from the RBA, the

unemployment rate ticked down

to 4.9% and cash handouts as

part of the Budget, but only a

0.8% move in consumer

confidence. We saw a move in

the Aussie dollar, but the

retailers have seen no love at all. You look down at the

moment and the retailers are

all under pressure today.

Clearly the risk of sentiment

is hurting them more than the

slight pick-up we've seen in

the consumer sentiment numbers

there. Chris, thank you for the

update Thanks, Ros. It was

mostly about Greece on Wall

Street. New figures on US

inflation - it is under

control. And a regional

manufacturing survey was better

than expected but Greece's

problems drove the market down

for the 8th day out of 10:

Two people are facing court

in Sydney today, charged over a

major drugs seizure in the

city's south-west. Heavily

armed police arrested a

28-year-old man at a car park

in Lands vale yesterday and

allegedly seized a million

dollars of the drug, ice.

Officers also arrested a

28-year-old woman at Cabramatta

West who they claim is the

man's supplier. Police search warrant! Police search

warrant! Police then raided

several other properties and

seized a range of illicit drugs

worth around $600,000. A large

amount of cash was also

uncovered during the

operation. A piece of street

art worth tens of thousands of

dollars has been accidentally

destroyed by a builder in

Melbourne. The parachuting Rat

was pioneered by Banksy on this

wall in one of Melbourne's

iconic rated precincts. Local

residents were horrified this

morning when they real liesed

the rat has been ruined when

builders smashed a hole in the

wall to make way for pipes for

a new cafe They have

unconsciously taken a part of

history which is really

important, to do with street

art, and just destroyed it

without even thinking about

it. They're urling the local

council to set up a register of

street art to prevent something

like this happening again. The

Salvation Army says quality of

life is getting worse for many

of Australia's poorest people.

As part of a national survey,

the charity asked more than

1700 of its clients about their

financial situation. Half of

those polled say they are going

without meals and 45% are pawning possessions to make

ends meet. A quarter have taken

on new debt and a third can't

afford heating. The survey also

found people are avoiding

social activities because they

fear embarrassment. It might be

their turn to have a shout or

the fact that they just can't

afford that or that they're

always asking for a glass of

water and hoping that that won't actually cost them something. The results have

been released ahead of this

weekend's Red Shield Appeal. The former head of

Rupert Murdoch's News

International and her husband

have been charged with

perverting the course of

justice in Britain's phone

hacking scandal. Rebekah Brooks

says she is baffled by the

charges and her husband,

Charlie, has accused

prosecutors of a witch-hunt.

Lisa Millar reports from

London. From high-profile media

executive to suspect, Rebekah

Brooks fronted a London police

station to be formally charged,

chased bit the kind of

photographers she once

employed. I can't get

out. Hours later she and her

husband could barely contain

their anger at this latest

development. People will see

today it's nothing more than an

expensive sideshow, a waste of

public money as a result of an unjust and weak

decision. Charlie Brooks went

further. I feel today is an

attempt to use me and others as

scapegoats, the effect of which

will be to ratchet up the

pressure on my wife who I also

believe is the subject of a

witch-hunt. I understand and

know that there needs to be a

proper and thorough

investigation, and I am baffled

by the decision to charge me

today. It was last July during

the peak of the phone hacking

scandal that prosecutors allege

the 43-year-old conspired to

hide documents and computers,

and to move seven boxes from

the archives at News

International. Her husband,

personal assistant, driver and

two security consultants have

also been charged. I have

concluded that in relation to

all suspects, except the

seventh, there is sufficient

evidence for there to be a realic prospect of

conviction. All six of those

charged will face court on June

13th. The maximum penalty is

life in prison, although in

reality the average sentence

served is much less than

that. For Charlie and Rebekah

Brooks, though, the damage is

already done to their

reputations and powerful

friendships. Let's have a quick

look at other stories making

news around the world. A UN

report says a quarter of the

population of Africa are

routinely short of food. Africa

is currently a net importer of

food, although the continent

produced a surplus 50 years

ago. One of Latin America's

best known authors, Karl loss

Fuentes has died at the age of

83. He was known for works

including The Death of Artemio

Cruz and The Old Gringo which

became the first US best seller written by a Mexican

national. And a diamond,

coveted by royalty for

centuries, used to reinforce

alliances and pawned to pay off

royal debts has sold in Geneva

for just under $10 million. A

sting operation has targeted

spot-fixes. Footage gathered

during a TV investigation found

a number of players agreeing to

illegal offers.

After due consideration,

the President has decided to

have a preliminary inquiry for

which a commissioner has been

appointed. The most serious of

the allegations involve players

accepting money to bowl

no-balls in an IPL games. The

players are all contracted to

Indian clubs but do not have

international profiles. A

mystery liver disease is

killing wombats in South

Australia. Up to 85% of the

wombat population in one region

near Adelaide have died and

it's thought the animals are

eating a toxic weed which then

affects their livers, causing

them to lose their fur and then

starve to death. Brigitte

Stevens is from the Wombat

Awareness Organisation It

actually depends on the area,

but we've seen entire populations actually become

extinct from this, but on

average it's about 80% of the

population have been affected

by this disease. You are at a

vet's oh moment. You've brought

three animals in with you. What

happened to them? We're

actually getting the testing

down to send off to the

University of Adelaide. We've

had four animals in, in the

last week, and that's just for

the research to find out what

is the cause of the disease,

because as of yet, we can't

find out what it is. So the

animals are thought to have

eaten a poisonous weed, is that

right, which then affects their

liver, which affects their appetite and they simply don't

eat? Yes, that's right. Why are

animals, the wombats eating

this weed? Were they not eating

it before? Why has this problem

suddenly emerge ed now? It

seems to be the case of poor land management and the influx

of weeds and it's just leaving

them nothing else to eat, so as

a last resort, they're eating

weeds or dirt and it's just

basically trying to find a

cause for T

It's very distressing for the

animals, clearly? It is, and

they're falling over and can't

walk and they're losing all of

their hair and we're seeing

hundreds if not thousands of

wombats dying from

this. Wombats are not an

endangered species at the

moment, but if a solution can't

be found to what's affecting

them, are they in danger of

being that? Yes, absolutely,

absolutely. There is no denying

that these animals will be in a

lot of trouble. So what are

experts focusing on? Are they

trying to stop the wombats from

eating this weed or are they

treating the symptoms? We've

actually started doing food

drops. We found that as soon as

we give the animals into air,

as soon as we give them the

right diet, they respond very,

very quickly. In fact, their hair starts growing back in

about four days. In the wild,

it's such a big problem, what

we're trying to do is simulate

that and we're putting out food drops. Obviously the cost is

humg. We need a huge amount of

people to be able to help us,

and also we need to be able to

monitor these animals to see

how they're going, taking in

that new nutrition. Brigitte Stevens, thank you Thank

you. Onto the weather and the

satellite shows cloud over the

western interior with a low

pressure trough, patchy cloud

over western Tasmania with

moist south westerly winds, and

areas of cloud over the east

with onshore winds. Moist south-easterlies should

generate shower as long the

east coast, a front and trough

should trigger showers and

storms in the south-west. A

large high should maintain dry

conditions elsewhere. Around

the capitals:

Let's go back to the Stock

Exchange for a final check of

the markets:

And that's the news for now

on a day when Aboriginal

campaigners were moved out of a

Brisbane park and another

election was the world in

Greece. There is continuous

news on ABC News 24 and also

news online. Our next full

bulletin on ABC1 is at 7

o'clock this evening. I'm Ros

Childs. Have a great afternoon.

Bye for now.

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This Program Is Captioned

Live. At the National Press

Club today, the Shadow

Treasurer Joe Hockey. Mr

Hockey was a lawyer before his election to Federal Parliament

in 1996. In the Howard Government, he held various

ministerial portfolios,

including workplace relations,

human services and financial

services. With his thoughts on

the Federal Budget, the Shadow

Treasurer Joe Hockey with the

National Press Club address. (Bell rings) Ladies and

gentlemen, welcome to the

National Press Club for today's National Australia Bank

address. Last week, of course, we heard from the Federal

Treasurer. This week, it's the opportunity for the Shadow

Treasurer to respond. In the

week since the Budget has been

handed down, we've heard an

awful lot about things like

class warfare. Clearly there's

been ongoing discussion about

the Government's over internal

political problems. There's