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Tonight - Australia's sea

change but not everyone's

onboard. We have investments in

infrastructure, vessels and

crews, livelihood, their

families. Accused again - an

angry Lance Armstrong denies

he's a drug cheat. Crocs in the firing line as the Northern

Territory pushes for hunting

safaris. A bolt of blue sets up

a State of Origin decider. He

scores, Brett Stewart scores! Good evening, Siobhan Heanue

with ABC News. Australia is

moving to create the world's

largest network of marine parks

protects an area of ocean the

size of India. The plan

includes limits on oil and gas

exploration and extends

protection to reefs in the

Coral Sea. Conservationists are

hailing it as one of the biggest initiatives in the

nation's history commercial

fishermen say it will drive

them out of business and the

compensation bill could run

into the hundreds of millions

of dollars. Framed by sharks

Tony Burke announced the

biggest ocean conservation plan

the country's ever seen,

without getting wet. It is a

bigger step forward than the

globe has ever previously seen.

Australia is a good manager of

its fisheries but that doesn't

mean we can't go a step further

and establish a national parks

estate within the ocean. These

official maps show protected

areas right around the country.

Mostly beyond the reach of

recreational fishers the

colours show different levels

of protection, some waters are

completely off limits,

particularly a massive new

network offshore from north

question. Make no mistake, the

jewel in the crown of the

entire process goes to the

Coral Sea. This footage captured off the West

Australian coast shows some of

the areas in the frame for

protection. There is a whole

generation of Australians who

haven't experienced the big environmental delivery that

we've seen in the past with the

Franklin, the Great Barrier Reef. Not everyone is

celebrating this announcement.

Commercial fishermen see their

livelihoods at stake and their

boats stuck idle in port. They

have vowing to fight this and

have received some support from

the Coalition. Perth-based

fisherman Clayton Nelson

employs about 20 people

scallops, prawns and fish. With harvesting the sea for

is ocean they can fish cut by a

third he fears for their

future. We have investments in

infrastructure, vessels, crews,

livihoods and their families.

It is an important part of our lives. We campaigned on this

last time and won just about

every seat on the coast of

Queensland but now this goes right around Australia now. The

Government says fishers will be

bought out. Figures in the

order of $100 million have been

used but I don't want to commit

20 that being precisely the

number. We are working it

through on a case-by-case

basis. Before the ocean policy

is legislated there will be a

60-day consultation period. Conservation groups will push

for oil and gas restrictions,

fishermen want the whole plan

thrown out. The Prime Minister

is playing down talk of a

political dirt unit operating

out of her office saying it is

reasonable that MPs should be

scrutinised. It has been

revealed that ministerial

staffers have been coached on

how to find background

information on Coalition

frontbenchers. Senior minister

Simon Crean is distancing

himself saying dirt files are

inappropriate. Tony Abbott is

questioning the Government's

ethics. When it comes to her ethics. When it comes to her political opponents Julia

Gillard thinks a bit of digging

is justified. I'm talking about

the benefits of scrutiny. The

ABC has revealed details of a

document handed to ministerial

staffers by the Prime

Minister's Director of Strategy

Nick Reece last month at the

same time Fair Work Australia

was wrapping up its

investigation into former Labor

MP Craig Thomson. It told staff

how to gather background

information on Coalition frontbenchers including

companies they are involved in,

fundraising and legal cases. It

is typical of this Government

that a dirt unit should be

operating not somewhere in the bowels of Labor Party

headquarters but in the office

of the Prime Minister

herself. Julia Gillard says she

hasn't seen the document but is

defending the need to make

certain information

public. Things like opposition

members buying shares in coalmining companies at the

same time that they're running around telling people that

coalmining will end in this

country. But not everyone is convinced. I don't believe in

dirt files. I don't think it is

appropriate to use anyone to

compile dirt files. I think -

you know what, politics has got

to get above that. Simon Crean

is not the only one with

concerns. Another Labor MP told

the ABC such activities should

not be associated with the

Prime Minister's office.

Digging up dirt is nothing knew

in politics and in the past

Julia Gillard herself has been

an outspoken critic. In 2007 as

deputy Opposition Leader she

criticised the Howard

Government's tactics. Let's

look at the offering of a dirt

file on me by someone in a

ministerial suite in the Howard Government. Back then she said

she expected scrutiny but not

at taxpayers' expense. The

husband of murdered Queensland

mother Allison Baden-Clay is maintaining his innocence

despite being charged over her

death. Gerard Baden-Clay

appeared in the Brisbane

Magistrates' Court today

charged with murder and

unlawfully interfering with a

corpse. There was intense media

interest in Gerard Baden-Clay's

court appearance this morning.

In his community of Brookfield

there was shock. It is very

tragic. I think it has affected

every mother in Brookfield. And

the fathers as well. Police

allege the 41-year-old murdered

his wife at their home in

April. He was the one who

reported her missing telling

police the mother of their three daughters had not

returned from a walk.

Authorities mounted a massive search. Allison Baden-Clay's

body was found on a creek bank

10 days' later. A lot of people

are very close to Alison and

they feel for the girls of

course. Police charged Gerard

Baden-Clay last night. He was

not required to enter a plea

today. Gerard Baden-Clay sat in

court facing away from the

packed public gallery as he was

remanded in custody to reappear

before the Magistrate next

month. Mr Baden-Clay maintains

his innocence and the next step

is to apply for bail in the

Supreme Court. Prosecutors

secured a forensic order to

test hair from the accused's beard. Those closest to him

have asked people not to jump

to conclusions:

Allison Baden-Clay's family

also released a statement: What a terrible traumatic

time this is for the family,

the friends and particularly

the children. The community is

rallying around the three

daughters with a fundraiser

planned at the Brookfield show

grounds next month.

America's anti-doping agency

has laid fresh charges against

the 7-time Tour de France

winner Lance Armstrong. It says

former team-mates have accused

him of making

performance-enhancing drugs and

having elicit drug

transfusions. Armstrong angrily

denied the claims. Lance

Armstrong has been hailed as a

sporting legend. He is a cancer

survivor and an active

philanthropist but his legacy

is again subject to debate. We

have nothing to hide. We have

nothing to run from. That

statement came two years ago

before Armstrong avoided

charges from a US federal

investigation. Now the US

doping agency has brought

formal charges against the

40-year-old believed to centre

around tests taken in 2009 and

2010 when he returned from his

first retirement. It will be

unbelievable for Lance to have cheated during his comeback

because he had no reason to

make a comeback. But President

of the ord anti-doping agency

John Fahey today expressed his

belief in the integrity of the

evidence. I do know that the

United States authority has in

fact the evidence from many

riders and many officials. At stake for Armstrong stake for Armstrong is 7 Tour

de France titles, his

reputation and an opportunity

to pursue a political career. Every time there has been accusations in the past -

and there have been many - he

has gone very public. That is

what happened a short time

after receiving notice of his

latest charge releasing a

statement of denial from his

website: For us it raises more

questions than answers and all

of us - and I think all the

cycling fans around the world -

are really holding their breath. My view is if there is

a cheat there we should find

those cheats and get rid of

them. Two weeks from cyclings

Tour de France perhaps only

positive is that the public,

Armstrong and his accusers might finally be presented with all the

all the facts. Creditors of the

collapsed engineering services

group Hastie were told today

they are unlikely to get any of

their money back. The outlook

is brighter for the sacked

workers. Around half of

Hastie's Australian based staff

have already secured new jobs and the Government will help

the rest to get early access to

their entitlements. It was a

small and sombre turn out. Just

a handful of the estimated

thousands of creditors told

today the cupboard and bear.

Administrators say on top of

the $500,000 Hastie owed banks

small suppliers are out of

pocket too. Louis Rodriguez

HydroChem company supplied

$250,000 worth of products to

Hastie. This is a big shock for

us. We are a small Australian

company and as you can imagine

$250,000 is big money for us.

It will take a lot to recover

from that. Administrators have

managed to sell three measure Hastie companies bringing the

total to five and guaranteeing

another 35 local jobs but they

concede the window for further

sales is closing fast. Probably

only one or two more. By union

estimates now 1,200 of the

companies 2700 Australian staff

still have jobs. The complexity

of going through the 44

separate entities means the inevitable liquidation will

take much longer than normal.

The Federal Government has

agreed to give the remaining

1,500 workers early access to

entitlement guarantees. If the Federal Government had not done

that it could have taken

something like 12 weeks or more

to access those

to access those entitlements. Administrators

will go to Federal Court next

week seeking an extra five

months to comb through the

companies records and work out

what went wrong. There will be

a meeting of creditors of two

Hastie Group companies in

Canberra tomorrow. Canberra

based telco TransACT has begun

axing jobs to reduce

duplication with the new parent

company iiNet. Redundancies

were flagged late last year

when the company was taken over

by the Perth-based internet

provider. Yesterday 9 people in

the corporate division were

asked and the company's flagged

more retrenchments by the end

of the month. There will be

more changes and we just

haven't announced that yet to

staff so obviously I need to

announce that to staff

first. Mr Slavich says the

majority of the 280 staff won't

be affected and he is helping

those made redundant find new

jobs. There is light at the end

of the tunnel for Australia's

struggling retailers. A new

report is forecasting solid

sales growth next year thanks

to interest rate cuts and

Federal Government handouts. As

Neal Woolrich reports the big

department stores are still

facing challenging times. The

retail pulse remains week but

slowly a few more signs of life

are returning. Sales growth

fell to a two decade low of

0.7% last financial year. But

Deloitte Access Economics is

forecasting that will rise to

2% this year and 3% in the

next. The foundations for

retail in the next year are probably the best they have

been in three years. Deloitte

says interest rate cuts and

Federal Government payments to

families will help but

consumers and businesses are

still wary about the global

economy. So even if Australia

shielded to a degree, we may

see those income gains are not

then spent at the shops, we may

see is the savings rate go up

again. While sales of food at

supermarkets, restaurants and

cafis are forecast to grow

strongly the outlook for department stores remains

bleak. I don't see 3% growth in

discretionary retail in the

next year and perhaps a year

on. This is a tough market and

it won't improve overnight. Turnover at

department stores has fallen by

3% in the past year. Retail

analysts warn the major chains

like Myer and David Jones have

become victims of their own

discounting and a more savvy

consumer. If you pursue market

share gain against someone of

equal market share power then

your ability to do that profitably is hard to see. It

is a reality check. People shop

with their smart phones and

look online and understand challenges. Bernie Brookes says

it will remain challenging for

bricks and mortar retail and

that will mean smaller stores

and fewer of them. The local share market fell again today

as investors continued to fret

about the European debt crisis.

No huge developments today in

Europe except for more ratings

agencies downgrading Spain and

Cyprus. Italy issued a one year

debt and had to pay a higher

debt and a short time ago

Spanish yields his a new high. Stark markets around the

world drifted lower. Here is a

chart that demonstrates the

core problem with the euro. Up

to the introduction of the euro

in 1999 Italian and German industrial production grew at

about the same rate. As soon as

the euro came in they parted

ways because Italy could no

longer devalue its currency to maintain competitiveness

against Germany specifically.

It meant that Italian cars became

became more expensive against

German cars. The declines

around the world affected the

Australian market again and it

went down 0.5% led by the banks

and resources stocks. Qantas

kept going up as stockbrokers

continued to persuade some

investors that a bid is on the

way. Soon they will be back on

the phone to suggest they sell.

The 'Financial Review' had a

story that private equity firms

are preparing a bid for

Perpetual. That prompted

another flurry of phone calls

and buying. The rumoured bid

price is $30 so it is obviously

not entirely believed. It is

that sort of market at the

moment. If it wasn't for

takeover rumours broker and

traders would all be skiing. The Bureau of Statistics put

its quarterly details

employment data out today.

Among other things it showed

the real employment boom in

Australia is not in mining,

which doesn't employ many

people, it is in health care.

It took over from retail as the

biggest employer in 2009 and is continuing to climb as

employment in retail,

construction and manufacturing

heads south. That's finance. British Prime Minister David

Cameron is tonight on the stand

at the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics.

His friendship with senior

figures in Rupert Murdoch's

media organisation is under scrutiny. Philip Williams

reports. Given the many

questions being asked about the

relationship between

politicians and the press it

was inevitable that one day

David Cameron would end up here

at Leveson. This is his moment.

He will be asked about his

relationship no doubt with News International staff in

particular. Andy Coulson, his

communications director, former

communications director - why

did he hire him just after he

left as editor of 'News of the

World' over the hacking

scandal? Rebekah Brooks another

News International executive,

his apparent close relationship

with her will come under the microscope, his supportive

texts when she was in trouble

and is now charged over the

hacking scandal. There will hacking scandal. There will be wider questions about his relationship with Rupert

Murdoch. Was a deal done before

the last election? He has

always denied it but those

questions will no doubt come.

An uncomfortable day for the

Prime Minister ahead. Burmese Muslims living in Australia

have staged a protest rally in

Canberra to draw attention to

violent clashes between

Buddhists and Muslims in Burma.

They say 40,000 members of the

Muslim Rohingya community are

unaccounted for after fighting

in Burma's west. Thousands more

protesters want the United are fleeing to Bangladesh. The

Nations with Australian support

to urgently intervene. If the

Australian Government doesn't do anything then within the

next couple of days our entire race will be wiped

out. According to the UN the

Rohingya are one of the world's

most persecuted minorities.

About 1,000 Rohingya refugees

and migrants are living in

Australia. The plan is to allow

well-heeled safari hunters to

shoot a certain number of

crocodiles in the Northern Territory each year.

Traditional Aboriginal land

owners are proposing the hunts

saying they provide jobs and boost tourism. The Federal

Government has agreed to

revisit the idea. There is

estimated to be more than

100,000 saltwater crocodiles

living in the wild in the

Northern Territory. There are protected species but they

could soon find themselves in

the sites of safari hunters if the territory Government has

its way. Come to the territory

and bag a croc. If that is what

people want to do and they are

prepared to pay for it, I'm all

for it. The hunt us of

crocodiles was banned in 1971

when numbers dropped to a few thousand. Public submissions

are now being sought for a

trial allowing hunters to shoot

50 crocodiles a year to boost

tourism and create jobs in

remote Aboriginal communities. Tourism is struggling in the Northern

Territory at the moment and

this will be an international

story in terms of potentially

the territory being open for business. The Federal

Government rejected a similar

proposal three years ago but

has agreed to reconsider it by

seeking public

submissions. There are

different views among different traditional owners on this and I really want to make sure I get the opportunity to hear

those different views. With

hunter potentially paying

$50,000 to shoot a crocodile

traditional owners supporting

the trial say it would create

employment. We know that we can

certainly get a bit of revenue

there as well on top of the

towards our homeland tourism stuff. That can go

development. That is important

to us. But animal welfare

groups say there is no evidence

safari hunting will help

traditional owners. If that is

the justification put forward by the Northern Territory

Government for allowing safari

hunting of crocodiles then that

needs to be backed up with evidence that there will be an

economic benefit to those communities. Public submissions

close next month. A decision on

the trial is expected by the

end of the year.

It is one of the great

medical challenges, how to

rebear brain damage caused by

strokes. It seems the solution

could be found in adult stem

cells derived from teeth. These

rats are part of a fascinating

experiment using stem cells

harvested from human teeth to

help them overcome a stroke. We

crack the teeth open and we

extract the dental pulp from

them and isolate the stem

cells. Researchers at Adelaide

University chose dental tissue

as those stem cells are more likely to turn into brain

cells. Rats who have had a

stroke have 600,000 dental stem

cells injected directly into

the brain. We have injected

them in two spots, one in the upper part of the brain and one

in the lower. The animals are

put through a series of behaviour tests to see how well

they can function after

receiving the cells. Incredibly

we found after three to four

weeks the animals that received

treatment with these types of

stem cells improved their

function significantly. The

animals who got the cells had

better physical and brain

function although it is a way

off scientists are hopeful that

this unique approach will

benefit stroke patients. This

is very promising for people

that have had a stroke as they

could potentially use their own

tooth to grow their own stem

cells. There is very real

possibilities over the next

three to four years that we

might be able to actually

consider even a human study in

that time frame. The next step

is to turn the treatment into

an injection that can be used

on patients. A daring dining

experience or a recipe for

disaster. Japan is relaxing

restrictions on serving Fugu, a

rare delicacy that can also be

deadly. Previously only highly

trained chefs have been

permitted to prepare it but now

all it takes is a one-day class.

It is horrendously expensive,

hideously ugly and contains

enough poison to kill you many

times over. But in Japan Fugu

is a delicacy almost worth

dying for. TRANSLATION: If you

eat the most toxic parts you

die fast. They say it is 200

times more poisonous than sign

need. Kunio Miura has been a

licensed Fugu chef for 630

years. He is trained to separate the edible portions

from organs such as the liver

and ovaries which contain heel

that toxins. But now Tokyo's

Government is deregulating the

Fugu trade. TRANSLATION: This

deregulation will allow restaurants, even if they are

not licensed to offer Fugu to

customers as long as the poisonous parts have been

removed by someone who has a

licence. Here in Tokyo some see

eating Fugu from an unlicensed

restaurant as akin to playing

Russian roulette. Yes, it

scares me. Making it cheaper

through less regulation is fine

but not if it poisons

me. Paralysis followed by death

is just one listen not to eat

Fugu, another is cost. With a

plate of thinly sliced shishimi

selling for about $100. Some

call this dining with death but

it is time for the taste test.

It's not bad. Hopefully it

won't be my last meal, although

the same can't be said for

about two dozen other people in

Japan in the last decade who

have all fallen victim to

poorly prepared dishes of this

potentially toxic fish. When

eating Fugu it is always a case

of taking the good with the

bad. Not to mention the ugly. Connections of 'Black Caviar'

say the mare is 100% fit for

her debut at Royal Ascot next

Saturday. Australia's unbeaten

star galloped at half pace in

her first public appearance

since arriving in England last

week. But as Lisa Millar

reports a heavy track could

present the biggest challenge.

After conquering Australia

'Black Caviar' is here at

Newmarket a couple of hours

north of London and within a

week she will be taking on some

of the best in the world. After

that 30-hour plane flight from

Australia the team say she

pulled up pretty well and they

are con if it dent about her

chants. The interest from the

international media has been

intense. It just keeps growing

and growing. I guess taking her

away from Australia for the

first time that's added to the

whole element. We weren't sure

what to expect but now that

we're here there is a lot more

interested parties, that's for sure. We got our first chance

to have a look at her stretch

her legs before dawn this

morning. Her entourage numbers

about 150 but there are

thousands more Australians

expected to come in for the

races, in fact organisers at

Royal Ascot say that the royal

enclosure is a sellout courtesy

of the Aussie influx. The only

uncertainty will be the weather. It has been a sodden

summer over the last few weeks

and there is more rain forecast. That will make for a

soft track. Her trainer says

she can cope with that

challenge and anything else

that might lie ahead as she

approaches who could be a

defining moment. It was brutal,

at times brilliant and New South Wales came out bursting

with pride. The Blues have a

chancellor of ending the

maroons six-year State of

Origin reign after levelling

the series with a win last

night. The news is worse for Queensland, Billy Slater will

miss the deciding match. He has

been ruled out for four to six

matches with a knee injury. It

took 10 seconds for New South

Wales to lay the ground work

for its four-point win. The

debutant prop charged into

Petero Civoniceva. I have never

seen Petero Civoniceva put on

his backside like that. When

they gave the maroons the ball

the Blues were equally brutal.

The assault on Queensland

lasted the full 80 minutes.

Corey Parker's lascerated shin

was self inflicted. Parker and

Slater are Queensland's biggest

concerns. The full-back

struggled with a knee problem

after going down awkwardly in

the first half. The Blues have

put themselves in the same

position as a year ago. Make

sure we go up there with a

different attitude and try not

to to be overwhelmed by the

situation. There was little

chance of being overwhelmed in

this sea of blue. Moments after

Slater was hurt his opposite

number squeezed out the first

points. A mix-up under a Cooper Cronk bombed opened the door

for the Maroons to smash the

lead. Picked up by Queensland

and they score. The winning

break came with Cronk off the

ground sin binned for impeding

Todd Carney's dash for a possible try. Todd Carney

busted the line to send his

full-back clear. He is inside

10 and scores! Jarred Hayne put

his boot to the ball to give

Josh Morris his chance. Josh

Morris is on his way and he

will score. Darius Boyd tapped

back with perfection for Greg

Inglis. And Brent Tate might

have stolen the show but for

Michael Jennings's

intervention. Very proud of the

effort and attitude and

commitment from the team and

the ability to come back from

adversity. We have to prove to

ourselves more so than anybody

else that we can bin an Origin

series. History is against the

blue for the July 4th decider.

They have won only twice at

Lang Park to clinch a series.

Time for a look at the weather

now. It was partly cloudy but relatively mild today in the

capital. We reached a top of 15

degrees after a positively warm

4 degrees overnight. Across the

border there is cloud hanging

around the coast and that's

bringing brief light showers.

It is mostly clear out west. A

warm top in Griffith and a

chilly start today for Cooma

before a clear day. Around the

country there was a smidgen of

rain in Sydney, a light shower

in Perth by it was mostly clear

for all the other capitals.On

intense low and front are

bringing strong winds, showers and storms through South

Australia, Victoria and

Tasmania. A building high

pressure ridge is causing

eastern Australia to dry out

while a cold front is bringing

showers to the south-west.

That's the news for now. Stay

with us for 7:30. Thanks for

your company. Goodnight. Closed

Captions by CSI.

I was raped by a 50-year-old corporal. He also

raped and sexually abused other

minors in the Air Force at the

time. And why did he have to

die? The family of the

Brazilian student. Easy catch.

They didn't catch him, so what

they did? They sprayed

capsicum and not enough.

Tasered him three times? Why?

When a young Brazilian student

died after being tasered by

police in Sydney, his family

was naturally devastated. But

until tonight, those mourning