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for breaching bail conditions

in London. Even if he is in a car, an embassy

car, an embassy car, driven out

of the em BAS y, I when he

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A new Greek Prime Minister

sworn in, vowing to give hope

and calling for unity. The Rio

climate change summit opens

with a warning that the world has been far too slow to sleersd act. My message to world

sleersd clear - sustainable

development is an idea whose

time has come. We have a road

map, let us follow it. And the

winner of this year's Miles

Franklin award attacks Campbell

Queensland Premier's Book Newman for scrapping the

award. I think he's dog

whistling to people who want to

see so-called left wingers

silenced or something. Good

Good morning, it's Thursday,

21 June, I'm Michael

Rowland And I'm Karina

Carvalho. The top story - the

stand-off at London's

Ecuadorian embassy continues. Julian Assange has spent the

night at the embassy where he's seeking political asylum and

now he's facing arrest for

breaching bail condition, those

are that he stays at home

overnight. His supporters say are that he stays at home

if he is sent to Sweden, the

United States will try to

extradite him Forres es. But

Bob Carr has dismissed that

argument. There has been no

hint of an American interest in

doing this. In theory it could

not be ruled out but it just

strikes me as curious that if

the Americans wanted to

extradite him they would have every opportunity to extradite him from the United There's where le's been for some years. him from the United Kingdom

There's an extradition treaty,

I understand, between the

United States and the United

Kingdom. And indeed there's

some legal advice that it would

be easier for America to do

with it the United Kingdom than

with the government of

Sweden. Bob Carr. Well our kpt

Lisa Millar is outside the

embassy in London. Good morning

to you. Has there been any

movement there over the course

of the day? There's been a

of the day? There's been a lot

of movement but nothing from

within the embassy, Michael.

I've been here off and on for

the last hours and I can tell

you whether there was quite a

media pack. There were also

about a dozen supporter of

Julian Assange's who turned up,

many of them who are still

here, starting to play their

guitars. They're clearly in for

the long haul. Julian Assange

had a few visitors during the

the media as day as well. Some of them speak

the media as they left, saying

he is holding up well. He's

feeling very grateful for the

support and generosity from the

Ecuadorians inside the embassy.

They're treat ing him very well

and another friend of his who

is a human right s lawyer and

once advised him, Jennifer

Robinson, she spent night quite

a bit of the day inside. She's told the akz that

told the akz that what he did told the akz that what

was not an act of desperation,

it was Ngo not something that was done in the heat of the

moment. So not a lot of detail

yet about this very complex

story, but a little bit of an

idea about why we've got to

this point. He's holed up

inside there. What is the

latest, if any, on the status

of negotiations between Julian

Assange and the Ecuadorian

Assange and the Ecuadorian Government? Well, the

negotiations are also between

the Ecuadorian Government and

the UK and the US and Sweden

because they've said, as they

process this, they are going to

discuss things with those other

governments. There's no history

to something like this. This is

why everyone is ate & bit

clueless as ho to how long it might occur. People have

pulling out cases where people might occur. People have been

have spent 15 years inside an

embassy, seeking political

asylum. So there's no answers

that make it simple for people

when they're watching this. The

process has begun. Ecuador put

out another statement today

saying - stressing their human

rights tradition. But also,

again, saying that they weren't

going to interfere with the

processes of the UK

processes of the UK and Sweden.

So you take it from that that

they're hedging their bets as

well while this occurs. One of

the things people keep asking

about is why Ecuador. Jennifer

Robinson, when the ABC spoke to

her, said it was a lot to do

with that interview a couple of

months ago between the

President of Ecuador and Julian

Assange, that there had been

very warm relations during that

interview but she also said

interview but she also said

that offers had come from

Tunisia as well. Ecuador was

not the only country that was

being talked about as a

possible place for a safe

We haven. He is a man in demand!

We spoke yesterday about the

possibly tricky exit if asylum

was granted from the embassy

froo to an airport. We now know

that London police are after

Julian Assange for breaching

his bail conditions. That

his bail conditions. That would

make that exit and journy to

the airport that much more

fraught? As you heard from

that former legal adviser to

the Foreign Office at the top

of the program that basically

if he gets in an embassy car

and drives away from that

embassy and gets out of it, he

will be arrested. We've seen

police turn up at various times

during the day. A couple of

the building them have actually gone inside

the building and then come out

again very quickly. We've asked

them what they're doing here.

They don't give us any hints

but Metropolitan Police did put

out that statement about 12

hours ago now saying he's

broken the bail conditions

which were that he had to stay

in a particular address from

10pm until 8am the next

morning, every night. So at 10:20pm

10:20pm last night,

Metropolitan Police were alert ed that Julian Assange had

broken bail. And that then

races all those questions about

the money and the friends and

the supporters who put up that

money, about $350,000

Australian, and whether they

will ever get that back! Lisa

Millar we will leave it there.

Thank you. Thank you. Now here

of is ka Rina with the rest of the

of the news Greece finally has

a new government. New Democracy

leader Antonio Samaras has been

sworn in as the country's fourth Prime Minister in eight

months. He will lead a 3-party

coalition and has asked the

Greek people for unity and

trust. Mr Samaras has also

promised to renegotiate parts

of the international bail-out

deal. But European leaders say

there's limited room to

move. World leaders have kicked off a

off a 3-day earth summit in the

Brazilian city of Rio de

Janeiro. The Rio Plus 20

conference brings together

almost 200 Euro members. The UN

chief Ban Ki-moon has opened

the summit warning the world is

running out of time to fix its

environmental problems. This

conference is 20 years after

Rio's first earth summit, where

nations vowed to fight climate change. French prosecutors say

a gunman who held four hostages

inside a bank in Toulouse was religiously motivated. The

police injured the gunman after

a seven-hour siege. The bank he

held up was near where an

al-Qaeda- inspired gunman shot

dead people in March. The

competition regulator has

indicated there are no immediate concerns at News

Limited's takeover of

Consolidated Media. The Murdoch

empire has made a $2 billion bid for Consolidated Media,

that would allow News Limited a

50 50% shareholding in Fox

tell. Fairfax is also

restructure ing its business.

Kim Williams says he hopes most

job loss also come from natural

attrition. First time novelist

Anna Funder has taken out Australia's

Australia's most prestigious

literary prize, the Franklin award. Her book, 'All That I

Am', tells the story of an

elderly Sydney woman and her

role in the anti- Hitler

resistance movement before

World War II. Funder says

winning the award fulfils a

life-long dream and we will

speak to her later in the program. Let's look at

finance.

>>Sh As ka Rina just mentioned,

world leaders are gathering in

Rio de Janeiro for the world

summit. Ban Ki-moon is urging

them to commit to sustainable

development, warning time is

fast running out for the planet. World leaders must

planet. World leaders must send

a signal that they are committed to a sustainable

future, a future that lifts

people from poverty, generates

dynamic and equitable growth

and respects a limits of our

planet s fine unite

resources. That is a future we

want and it is a transformation

we need. Our challenge here

we need. Our challenge here in

Rio is to bring that vision to

life. That is Ban Ki-moon, the

UN head. Yvo de Boer is KPMG's

special adviser on sustainable

sbilityd and he is a former

executive of the UN climate

change convention. He joins us

now. Thanks for your time.

Those are strong words from Ban

Ki-moon. Will the rest of the world

world listen? It doesn't sound

or feel like it. In fact, the

conference outlook, a concluding document was

concluded yesterday and if I

look at the urgency Ban Ki-moon

refers to in terms of issues

like water, and population

growth, then do I not have the

feeling that that declaration

measures up to the urgency of

the challenge. Is this

the challenge. Is this then a talk fest with nothing productive to come out of

it? No, I wouldn't be that

negative either. I think the

conference outcome includes

some very important openings dges, including on the idea

that we should establish sustainable development goals

on the notion that we should

define gross domestic product

more broadly than in money

terms, a loan that companies

need fob more

need fob more transparent that

their reporting. I thoi some

interesting afternoon use have

been opened up but not a great

deal in terms of specific

conclusions. Does that include

the British announcement that

companies listed on the London

stock exchange will have to

report their greenhouse gas

emissions annual ly? That I

think is a very interesting

initiative. It follows the

example of a number of other countries like South Africa where companies are

where companies are already

obliged to report on

sustainability, if they want to

be listed on the stock

exchange. That is a very

practical way of driving

transparency. There's another -

the Asian development Bank along with many developing

continueries have also put up

significant amount of money for sustainable transport schemes

over the next decade. Is that

the kind of initiatives that

the kind of initiatives that developing countries need to

start implementling? Yes. One

of the big and hottest debates

at this event has been about

the whole notion of a green

economy or green growth, with developing continues ris

fearing that is another attempt

from the West to impose a model

on them that is difficult for

them to compete. Properly with

with industrialised countries. I think action like

I think action like this one

from the Asian development Bank

in very practical terms helping

developing countries in Asia

change their model of economic

growth. How difficult is the

UN's role in trying to

facilitiate this, given there's

more than 200 countries in attendance and trying to get

everyone on the same page must

be an exception ally difficult

task. It is an exception ally

difficult task which is perhaps

why the outcome is not as

strong as many people had hoped

for. I think this conference

has been plagued by two things. First of

First of all, the fact it's not

been prepared as well as it

could have been. Sol id real

preparations really only began

in January and I think with a

longer preparation perhaps the

outcome could have been better.

Secondly, of course, many

leaders in Europe and North

America are pre occupied by the economic and financial crisis

economic and financial crisis which is turning their

attention to short-term issues

and makes it more difficult for

them to focus on the longer

term sustainability agenda. I

just want to ask you a uple of questions about Australia.

Australia has said that its

emissions target to cut

emissions is between 5 and 25%

on 2000 levels by 2020. But

that range is dependent on what

the rest of the world does. Is that the kind

that the kind of initiative

that countries, developed

countries should be taking or

do they need to say we're going

to do this alone and not wait

and watch what the rest of the

world does? I don't need to

tell you that Australia is a

company that operates in an

Asian economy and therefore

Australia is very much

dependent on what other

countries in the region do. And

for that very reason I can

fully understand that Australia says

says we're willing to be

ambitious but we would like our

partners in the market place to

do the same, which is why global action on issues like

climate is so important. And

the measure, or the system that

Australia is using is the

carbon tax with then a shift to

an Emissions Trading Scheme. Do

you think that is the best system? I

system? I personally do think that emissions trading is

that emissions trading is very

effective because it allows you

to identify that the cheapest

possible emission reduction

option and hopefully the

largest possible markets and

basically gives companies the

choice whether they want to

realise an emission reduction

in company or whether they

would rather invest somewhere

else initially I maict's a very

effective way of getting the biggest bang for your buck or

biggest bang for your buck or

the dollar in your case. Yvo de

Boer, we thank you very much

for your time. You're very

welcome. Let's look at the front pages of front pages of the Thursday newspapers around the country.

And the 'Australian' reports on

News Limited massive

restructure, saying the company

that owns it is shaking up the media landscape. The 'Financial Review' says Rupert Murdoch

will dramatically transform

Australia's media, with plans

to take over James Packer's Fox tell. The 'West Australian' has

tell. The 'West Australian' has

the dramatic story of a man

whose mate paddled him to

safety after his surf ski was bitten by

bitten by n half by a

smashing. A United Nations

report has found Australia is

failing to protect the Great

Barrier Reef. The 'Sydney

Morning Herald' is reporting on

the school #k457 lain's program

that is constitution ally

invalid. The 'Age' reports on a

Victorian State Government plan

to sack low performing

to sack low performing teachers. 'Advertiser' says

older drivers are being

discriminated by driver

tests. And two new high paying

executive roles at the

Australian National University. Jessie Stringer has

been banned for a season after

an alleged attack on a female friend. 'The Daily Telegraph'

says NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell has broken a promise

to extend a suburban train

line. 'The Mercury' reports on local real

local real estate industry claims the State Government is

not doing enough to stimulate

Tasmania's housing market. And the 'Northern Territory News'

says residents are in shock

after a violent crime wave in

Darwin. A very, very big show

coming up on News Breakfast

this morning - we will be

speaking after 7 to Stirling

mort lock, who is bowing out of rugby. We will also speak

rugby. We will also speak to

Anna Funder, the winner of the

prestigious Miles Franklin

Award, announced last night.

She is very happy with the

awards but as she is not too

happy about the Queensland Premier Campbell Premier Campbell Newman's decision to scrap the

Queensland Premier's book

awards, say ing it is

essentially nothing short of

dog whistling to those who want

to see those left-wing eers

silenced. And we will be looking

looking at technology

obsession Are you obsess ed

with gaects and is technology

bad for you? We will speak to

Larry Rosen, a professor of

psychology and he says that

we're all basically in line to

be suffering from

i-disorders. Looking at some

of the research he's done, he

says the average American teen

zends sends 3400

zends sends 3400 texts each

month! Just think about that.

3400 eex month. That averages

to 100 a day. Even Shane Warne

doesn't send that much. He

reckons that too much exposure

to laptops, to iPhones, to

tablet s is frying our brains

that we should take tech break,

read a book, walk down the street. E he

street. E he also reckons, this

will be hard for a lot of

people, if you're going to a

cafe or restaurant to put your smartphone

smartphone face down. It's

extraordinary: I've been at

restaurants and I will see

couple s having lunch or dinner

and they haven't said a word to

each other over the course of

their meal, because they've

just been on their phones. We

all see it. What do you think?

Do you think you're technology obsessed

obsessed or do you know a

teenager who fits this bill? We

would f to hear your comments

on this. Not too many tweets

because we don't want to encourage technology

obsession. Imagine if we turned

our laptops off? Maybe not! Also

not! Also we have a very special sports present er

today, Adam Freier: He has done

that interview with Stirling

mort lock. Let's look at the

weather around the country.

Julian Assange has spent

the night at the Ecuadorian

embassy where he's seeking

political asylum and now he is

facing arrest for breaching bail conditions, which state that he stays home

overnight. The leader of

Greece's Conservative New

Democracy party has been sworn

in as Prime Minister. He

in as Prime Minister. He is

asking the Greek people for

unity and trust. Anna Funder has taken out Australia's most

prestigious literary prize, the

Miles Franklin A-Ward. The

first-time novelist has

attacked Queensland Premier

Campbell Newman for ditching

his literary awards. To WA,

where a 62-year-old man who was

attacked by a 3m shark says he didn't think he would

didn't think he would survive. The man was attacked

when pad llg - Off a surf ski

off Perth's Katherine beach.

This is what is left of Martin

Kane's surf ski, one end of it

torn off in the friendsied

attack by what is believed to

be a 3m shark. I thought I had been hit by a steam train. I

didn't know what happened

basically and the next thing

I'm in the water. It was an

almighty crash and bang as Mr

Cane struggled in water he

watched the shark continue to

destroy his surf ski. At that

moment, I thought I was

gone. I'm dead. This is just

I'm out of here. I thought

there is no way I will make it

back to the beach with that

size shark after me. And next

thing you know a good mate of

mine paddled over the top and

said, Marty, get on board we're

going to the beach. The damaged

surf ski was recovered by a

fisheries boat which then tried unsuccessfully to unsuccessfully to find and tag

the shark. From the bite marks

on the ski, it wasn't possible to say whether a white pointer

was involved in the attack. It

does look like a shark's bitten

this. I really can't tell

enough from what we have in

front of us here to make any

guess as to what species it could have been. Surf

lifesavers say Mr Cane was

lucky he wasn't out on the

water alone. It could have been

a long swim, 150m off the

beach, that will take you a

fair amount of time. The shark

didn't get me. But my wife is

going to kill me! Mr Cane says

he will be back paddling as

soon as he can replace his surf

ski. That looks like a big

shark too! Now News Limited has

announced its own big restur to

deal with the digital

world. Job s will be cut, news

rooms consolidate and it's

making a $2 billion bid for

James Packer's interest in

Foxtel. I don't have a perfect

crystal ball on print. You hear

you gets lots of free advice in

a job like mine and lots of absolutely confident views. I

think print has a future as to

how long the future of print is

I don't really know. But I

certainly in terms of normal

plans I think it will be around

for a long time. I think the

growth and the real consumer

migration will progressively be

across to digital technologies and broadcasting and I think

that's been the story of media

over the last 30 or 40 years.

Print still has an agentive

life but you would be silly to

deny all the movements that are

take takes place with the of

consumer technologies. The

ubiquity of the iPhone, the

extraordinary accelerated

uptake of tablet is a

fascinating phenomenon and a

very great challenge. One of

the great challenges is in the

physical world, a dollar is a

dollar. In the digital world,

that dollar becomes about 18 cents so you needs lots of 18

cents, lots of piles of them,

in order to get back to that

dollar. We have a confident

future with newspapers for the

foreseeable future and we're

making big moves to actually

ensure that we have digital

literacy and fluentsy across

our business, with great

training and great new approaches to digital

technology, so that it's embed

ed inside our business rather

than actually y being a bolt on

from the ex external business.

I said to our people in and

culture team yesterday how bad

could it be if we don't get everything through natural

attrition, if we actually have

to do substantial re

trenchments, and they sait said

it would be a number that is

significantly less than the one

announced by Fairfax later this week. Later in the program, we will be having a special discussion about that

announcement with Australia's

most renowned media buyer,

Harold Mitchell, and the former

News Limited and Fairfax editor

Bruce Guthrie. Let's look at

the markets now.

Now to the sport - and we

have a very special guest presenter this morning - the

Melbourne Rebel and former

Wallaby and great friend of

this program, Adam Freier. Good

morning. Thank you. Good morning. You're normally on the other side of the cow. It's

unusual being this side of the

couch. But Paul is have having

a well earned break today and

I'm here to talk about sport. You're the appropriate

person to speak. Yesterday was

a great interview with Stirling

mort lock. We have and we will

get to that later in the show.

Certainly there's other sports

to talk about. First i whooping

cough scare has disrupted

Olympic preparation at the

Australian Institute of Sport

in Canberra. Swimming Australia

has cancel ed the weekend's

training camp and competition

after two members of the

women's water polo team

contracted the highly

contagious disease. Just a

month out from London, it

doesn't take much to spook

Australian Olympic

officials. Of the three people

who have this illness, two of

them are completely a symptomatic, they have no

symptoms at all. The other has

a minor cough. That one player

in the Australian women's water

polo team is veteran Melissa

Rippon, it's believed she

contracted whooping cough while

with the team on their recent

tournament in China. The ill

seasons not spread through

water but Swimming Australia

have called off their

pre-Olympic competition at the

Australian Institute of

Sport. We're getting close to

the Olympics now. Only 40 days

out. We don't want to put

anyone at risk. Swim ers are

highly susceptible to respiratory illance and

precautions are now being taken

across all AIS facilities. We are overinvestigating if

anybody presents with any form

of upper respiratory symptoms

which are relatively likely to

be simple coughs an colds they

will be tested. The swimming

Grand Prix this weekend was to

have been the final team maem

in Australia ahead of the

games. Instead athletes will

train in their home States

until racing in a test event in

Manchester prior to the Olympics They will maintain

stability in their home

programs and most coach also

set up some time trials over the same period than what they

would have raced. Members of

the water polo team have been

in isolation since their

diagnosis but they're expected

to resume full training within

a week. If you're in a boards

ing school or a military

barracks you would have the

same concerns and you would

want to get on to these things

rapidly. The lead-up to the

pinnacle of sport, no chances

are being taken. We have an

update out of the big racing

carnival at Royal Ascot. The

Australian horse p So cap you

Think has notched up a win. The

trainer has apologised to

Australians for taking so long

to train the horse properly. He

tried to turn So You Think into

a stayer without enhancing its speed. We spoke about Stirling

mort lock and we will have a

special interview for you later

in the program. It is with me

and Stirling, the former

Wallaby captain. Stirling and I

play rugby together for the

Rebels but we have had a long

history having played for Brum

best and the Wallabies. Sheer a

segment of that interview where

I asked about the retirement

and whether he would be

inspired to make a Johnny

Farnham-style of comeback like

Nathan Sharpe?. No,

no. Disploo Not even a new

competition in South Africa IPL, Indian Premier League

style? Now you're talking! No,

look, I still absolutely move

doing what I'm doing. That's

the one thing that has kept me

in the game as long as it Sharpe?. No, no. Disploo Not even a new competition in South Africa IPL, Indian Premier League style? Now you're talking! No, look, I still absolutely move doing what I'm doing. That's the one thing that has kept me in the game as

long as it has. We have an

internal trial out there in a

couple of hours time. I am

going to enjoy that. I love

going to the gym and training

with the guys. I trying to get

the best out of each other.

That probably goes back to that

enjoyment factor that I

have. And it's a bit of comical

value out there as well. So I still love doing that. For me

it's about the body and it has

taken its toll. I have had many

operations and many injuries

that I've had to overcome and

for me I just feel as though I

want to leave the game with

dignity and I want to leave the

game hopefully and the team and

the club friend trendsing in

the right direction. We are

heading upwards. And heading upwards. And having

said that, I am not leaving it

totally. So it's just in a

playing capacity. Ly certainly

be around next year and

contributing to this club to

improving and getting better improving and getting better in

the future. A champion Stirling

Mortlock, probably the first

time ever I've done an

interview like that and an hour

later went out and played him

and took his head off. There

was an internal trial straight

after that. A really underrated

player and his announcement in

the weeks was in front of a

group of kids and all the kids

were asking the questions

rather than the journalists. A

fitting way for him to de part

a game and a true champion of

Australian sport. He is not

just a great player but you

often say this about people but

he is a genuinely nice

bloke. And he is an ambassador

and there's not too many in

this game in this day and this game in this day and age. He's really grown the game in

Melbourne and a terrific guy. I

have a question - where does

the nick name Snorkel come from

. Stirling does have quite a

significant nose. But he has

plenty of them. I believe that

interview is on Cabinet sport

at 7:30 and also later in the

show we will go into a bigger

interview. And he threatened to

thump you if you called him Big

Nose again. He did

that! Vanessa O'Hanlon joins with us the weather with us the weather now. Good

morning. Good morning. A wild

say in the south. Possible

rainfalls of 50mm for parts of

SA and Victoria. On the radar,

it's very wet over SA and into

Victoria. So far, 28mm over

Adelaide and not far from the

city, 44 at kiepo. In

Victoria's south-west, 31mm at

Mount William and so far three

in Melbourne. What we have is a

strong cold front that is

coming through from the West,

it's carrying a massive amount

of cloud westerly winds and

very cold air and snow is

falling over alpine areas.

We're looking at our biggest

dump of fresh snow so far this year, it's already started year, it's already started with

25 to 50cm likely until Monday.

More fronts with another strong

won on Sunday will maintain

snow and for snow bunnies the

good news is once we get into

next week strong winds will

ease and there will be an high

pressure system which will make

it idea ideal to get out on

the slopes. There's lots of

warnings this morning, with

damaging winds and blizzards in the Snowy Mountains. Around the

States -

You're watching ABC News

Breakfast. Still to come - we will hear from this year's

winner of the Miles Franklin

literary awards, first time

novelist Anna Funder. She has

taken a swipe at the Queensland

Premier for scrapping that

State's literary award. Also

ahead, we will have a review of

some of the newspapers. This

morning we will bin joibd by

the host of 'Insiders' Barrie

Cassidy. But first the news

with Michael. Leading the news

this morning WikiLeak founder

Julian Assange is facing arrest

for breaching bail conditions. He spent the night at the

Ecuadorian embassy in London

where he is seeking political

asylum. His bail condition are

that he stays at home

overnight. Greece finally has a

new government. New Democracy

leader Samaras has been sworn

in as the country's fourth Prime Minister in eight

months. He will lead a 3-party

Coalition and he is now asking

the Greek people for unity and

trust. Mr Samaras is also promising to renegotiate parts

of the international bail-out

deal. Ocrowds are once again

gathering in Cairo as the

Muslim Brotherhood predict's

Egypt es military council could

stay in power for years.

Egyptian's selection committee

has delayed announcing the

results. Hosni Mubarak remains

in a critical condition in

hospital. World leaders have

kicked off a 3-day earth summit

in the Brazilian city of Rio de

Janeiro. The Rio Plus 20

conference brings together

almost 200 members inluding 86

Presidents and heads of Goth. Ban Ki-moon has opened the

summit, warning the world is

fast running out of time to fix its various environmental

problems. And the first time novelist Anna Funder has taken

out Australia's most

prestigious literary prize -

the Miles Franklin Award. Her

look book, 'All That I Am',

tells the story of an elderly

Sydney woman and her role in

the anti-his ler resistance

movement before world war. The

she has also attacked the

Queensland Premier for

scrapping that State's literary

awards. Julian Assange remain s

inside the Ecuadorian embassy

in London, while speculation s

about his bid for asylum. Friends say he is doing well

and is grateful for the

generosity of the Ecuadoriance.

Outside the embassy, a

handful of supporters arrived,

convinced Julian Assange

wouldn't have taken this step

lightly. Inside, friends say

the WikiLeaks founder is doing

well. It's a very fluid

situation and as I say he is in

very good humour and the

generosity of the embassy is

impressive and

moving. Throughout the day,

police arrive ed then left,

Scotland Yard says if the

40-year-old Australian leaves

the embassy they will arrest

him for breaking his bate

conditions Even if he is in a

car an embassy car, driven out

of tem Bassi, when he leaves

the car he will be arrested by

the police. And for breaching

his bail conditions. End of

story. Friends and supporters

were caught by surprise by the

asylum bid, some of them helped

guarantee the more than

$300,000 in bail. But most are

convinced of Julian Assange is

sent to Sweden is every chance

he will end up being sent to

the US to face possible

espionage charges. Australia's

line remains the same. There

has been no hint of an American

interest in doing this. In

theory, it could not be ruled

out. But it just strikes me as

curious if the Americans wanted

to extradite him they would

have every opportunity to extra

kite him from the United

Kingdom where he's been for

some years. In Sweden, the

lawyer for two women who made

the sexual assault allegations

says they're not surprised by disappointed. They are also

sorry for the delay. They are

used to it by now but still

it's a very frustrating for

them just to wait all the

time. But they're convinced

Julian Assange will eventually

be forced to answer to the Swedish judicial system.

After days of negotiations,

Greece finally has a new

government. The new Prime

Minister is pledging to keep

the country in the Euro but

Antonio Samaras has wasted

little time in saying he does

want to renegotiate some of the

tough terms of the country's international bail-out. The

BBC's Chris Morris reports

from@yents and a warning his report contains some flash

photography. Three days

after an election watched

around the world, an orthodox

blessing, as Antonio Samaras

take s office as Prime Minister

of Greece. He will lead a coalition

coalition government and the rest of Europe will be praying

that it can bring some sense of

stability. But there are no

guarantees. He came out to face

the cameras, knowing that a

tough road lies ahead. So Mr Samaras has just been sworn in

as Prime Minister and he wants

the Eurozone to give his new

government a little bit of

leeway, a bit of breathing

spai, otherwise he fears

support for sirs Syriza, the

main Opposition party, will

simply grow and grow. And he

promised to try to restore a

sense of hope at home.

TRANSLATION: I am asking the

Greek people to show patriotism, solidarity and

trust and with God's help we

will do whatever we can to get

Greece out of this crisis. So

what does he expect from the

rest of Europe? Greece may ask

for two more years to meet its fiscal targets that could mean

billions of euros in extra

funding. The Government may

want to reverse a big cut in

the minimum wage imposed

earlier this yearnd it's

seeking faster delivery of EU

investment funds to create jobs

an growth. But European leaders

are already warning there is

only limited room for manoeuvre, that could be

further flash points ahead. We

are not asking for more time in

order to avoid our

responsibilities. The re forms

must be done and this is not

because Europe tells us to do

it but because we have to do

it. And in another part of

Athens a reminder that this is

isn't just about numbers. Real

people are trapped by the

Eurozone crisis. Here,

farmers from Crete are handing

out 27 tonnes of free food to

people on low incomes. There

are a lot of people in my

country who are in need and country who are in need and we

would like to help them. A

reminder that this is a country

in its fifth year of recession,

still deep in debt and still

with the potential to de

stabilise the Eurozone. That

was the BBC's Chris Morris with

that story. Burma's Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi has

praised her British university

for providing inspiration

during her decades of home detention. Ms Suu Kyi has

received an honorary doctorate

from Oxford University which

was original ly awarded in 1993

but she she was unable to

collect it until now. Shew collect it until now. Shew chi

returned to Burma for a holiday

in 1988 but didn't leave for

fear she wouldn't be allowed

back by the military. During

the most difficult years I was

upheld by memories of oxfords.

These were among the most

important inner resources that

helped me to cope with all the

challenges I had to face. The memories are in fact very

simple ones, some are days like

these when I went

these when I went to with

friend or sat read tong lawn,

or in the library not looking

at the book but out of the

windows. But these were very

precious memories because I had

lived a happy life. And this

made me understand so much

better the young people of

Burma who wanted to live a

happy life and who had never been

been given an opportunity to

lead one. Many people around

the world thought they would

never see that image, Suu Kyi,

at Oxford, accept ing that doctorate after all those years

under house arrest in Burma.

They're the best known band in

Russia but not for their music.

Mens of the punk band Pussy

Riot have appeared in

court. They were a-Reds for an

anti- Vladimir performance in a

cathedral. It may look like a political protest but

this was just the latest court

appearance for Pussy Riot, the punk band that has become

synonymous with dissent.

Hundreds of protesters jammed

the streets and some were

arrested. I seems the longer

they were in jail, the more

fans they. Have I would like to

support some girls I respect

them. I think with the riots

it's our Russian future. The

three members of the punk band

will have to wait even longer

to argue their case. Their

trial has been delayed another

month. They were arrested in

March after performing this

anti-Vladimir Putin protest

song in Moscow's biggest

Russian Orthodox cathedral.

That enraged the Church and

many of its supporters.

TRANSLATION: We have come to

express our indignation over

the act of these she bastards

and the Christ the saviour

cathedral. Members of Pussy

Riot have now been in jail for

three months and their trial

hasn't started yet. The

supporters say that is because

this case is about much more

than an illegal concert in a church.

TRANSLATION: - Ru sla's leaders

have been questioned about

Pussy sap riot, websites have

been set up to rally support:

The band has become a symbol of

resistance to Vladimir Putin.

This case represents anxiety

for the future of the country.

And this case represent the

willing for democracy and

Friday om.

Friday om. Russia's best

known musicians will be back in

court in late July. No doubt

their supporters and the police

will have back too. - will be

back too. Author Anna Funder has won this year's Miles

Franklin Award. She took out

Australia's most prestigious

literary prize with her novel

'All That I Am'. I spoke to her

via webcam and she used the

interview to criticise the Queensland Premier Campbell Newman for scrapping that

State's literary prize. Anna

Funder also told me what a

thrill it was to be named

alongside some of Australia's

greatest author authors. It's

very special. It's been going a

very long time and Franklin

scrimped and saved her money to

establish it. What it's done is

to create a long list of

fantastic Australian work and

just to sort of have your name

scratched on the same fence

post is really thrilling. You're half a world

away at a promotional tour in

the UK. How did it feel picking

up this prestigious Australian

award in the UK? Well, my time

here in the UK it was this

morning. So the announcement

was in Australian evening time.

I have to say I had a nervous

breakfast by myself and then I

went k tbook the room instead

of going into a session because

I thought I am going to get a

call, I don't know if it will

be good or bad. I bought a

couple of books and a couple of

newspapers because I thought I

might have to lick my wounds

all day. I was very

excited. These awards were

handed out in Brisbane last

night our time. The Premier there Campbell Newman has

scrapped the Premier's literary

prize as a cost cutting

enterexcise exercise. What do

you think about that? That is a

shocking move. The awards cost

about $250,000 to put on. Which

is the cost of I think one IT

consultant that his government

might employ for a year. And actually although they're

called the Premier's literary

awards I don't think they're

the Premier's to scrap, it's

the people's money and the

people want and have this

recognition of the writers who

reflect their world back to

them. So I think it's an odd

thing. I have spent my

professional life studying

totalitarian regimes and the

brave people who speak out

against them and the first

thing that someone with

dictatorial inclinations does

is to silence the writers and

the journalist. I don't think

Campbell Newman is doing that.

I think he is dog whistling to people who want to see

so-called left wingers silenced

or something. But I don't think

writing is political in a left

wing or right wing way. I think

it's a shame for Queensland and

for Australia. Anna Funder with

a not so gentle slap at

Campbell Newman at the end. A

very good win for her. She is

in exalted company. She mentioned Tim mentioned Tim Winton, Patrick

White,. It's fantastic. Only

her second book but her nicious

novel. Her first foray into

fiction. She has plenty more

good works into her. You will

see a full version of that

interview next hour, it's well

worth watching because Anna Funder has a lot of interesting

things to say. A rare white rhinoceros has been boorn Bo

nrn a zoo in Israel, its third

offspring for the 23-year-old

mother from Africa. Her

pregnancy lasted for a year and

a half. She's already given

birth at once at the zoo where

she's lived for six

years: There's some more

pictures of the babe eye rhino

feeding there as well. You're

watching ABC News Breakfast -

WikiLeaks founder Julian

Assange has spent the night at

the Ecuadorian embassy where he

is seeking political asylum and

he is now facing arrest for breaching bail conditions. Those conditions include that

he stays at home overnight. The

leader of Greece's Conservative

New democracy party has been

sworn in as Prime Minister.

Antonio Samaras leads a 3-party

coalition and he's asking the

Greek people for unity and

trust. Anna Funder has taken

from out Australia's most

prestigious literary prize. The

Miles Franklin Award and the

first time novelist has

attacked Campbell Newman for

ditchling his State's literary

award. For a look at the

national newspapers this

morning we're joined by the

presenter of ABC's Insiders and

Office siders program, BAS I

can. Good morning. We will

start with the front page of

the 'Sydney Morning Herald' and

the threat to the Federal Funds: We will will talk about

the two Williams this morn -

Ron and Kim. We will start with Ron. He

Ron. He is the guy who came

from nowhere but Kim Williams

is well known. Ron Williams

challenged the chap rain's program, the Federal

Government's chaplains program.

It was Williams versus God and

Williams versus God. Williams

versus God went down because

the High Court didn't accept

his argument on the baus us but

they did accept the Williams versus Gillard line, that it was un constitutional for the Federal Government to be

funding the chaplain's program

in this way. So if it was just

restricted to this particular

case, then it would probably be

no problem for the Government.

They would give the money to

the States and let them deal

with it. But it has wider oem

pliications. It's a great

example of how any individual

in Australia can go to the High

Court and knock off a Federal

law. I don't know where the

money or the inspiration comes

from but he did it. Now the Government will have to race

around and find ways of funding

all sorts of things. It seems

the most serious is local government funding for road

funding. And there's now talk

they may have to put a referendum up at the next

election. You would think that

would get through. If the

referendum is as simple as that - will you

- will you allow the Federal

Government to give the local

money for roads. Who is going

to say Ngo no to that! . This

is a very big headache for the Attorney-General, Nicola

Roxon. It is. Because she has

to find a way through the technicalities and the legal

aspects. In the end it will mean legislation, the

legislation will be supported

and if it does mean a referendum, then I think that too will be supported. The

Murdoch papers are not surprise ingly foufl big announcement

from Kim Williams yesterday. Interesting too in

the way it's interest

presented, the way the news is

presented in News Limited as

opposed to how it was presented

yesterdaytor day before in the

Fairfax papers. They were both

facing the same challenges and

they're looking at a newspaper,

the future of newspapers after

print. Challenge ing but exciting vision exciting vision of

transformation is the herald a bold vision for the

future. It's basically I think

the trick in what they did

yesterday was to announce at

the same time that they were

doubling their stake in Foxtel,

so they were anal to present a

very positive image and the

whole far more difficult

question of what you do in the

decline of print and how you

deal with that became a

secondary issue. And was it

clever not to talk about

numbers in terms of

redundancies? I don't think so

necessarily. I thought that the

Fairfax were up front about it

and they were trying I think to

give the best deal they

possibly could for their staff.

So they put number on it. Also

when Kim Williams was asked

about how long will print last,

he said I have no idea. I think

what Fairfax tried to do is to

make a judgment call on that

and to give their staff a bit

of a steer by saying there

might be 1900 people.

Intrasting, I think it showous

the different culture s that

exist in the two newspaper

empire s in the Fairfax papers

it said that most of the

journalist, that is News Limited journalists who came

and went from the building

yesterday, refused to be quoted

fearing for their jobs. I think

there is an element of that

there is an element of that at anymored. I think the way Kim

Williams sold it yesterday is

it was a better selling

process, just as ugly news as

what we saw at Fairfax but they

managed to spin it that much

better: It is spin. I don't know if you caught Kim

Williams's interview with Mark

Col Vin on 'P.M.'. Mark Col Vin

went to the it items that were brushed over in the presentation and it presentation and it made for

good radio. It made for good

radio. I don't know it will be

interesting to hear your

thoughts what did you make of his interview with Leigh

Sales? It was a good interview.

The interview ran for 13

minutes. The words I will tear

your throat out? It strikes

mess there are two stories in

the papers today on violent

language that's being used in

politics. In Victorian party

room, there is speculation

about Ted Bailleu, it's hard to

believe so soon after an

election win. 18 months or.

So Philip Davis went into the

room, according to this report

and said he would tear the

throat out of any MP who Fawkes up leadership speculation

against Ted Bailleu. That would

make you think twice about it.

Again they were complaining

about lack of access and a lack

of debate within the party. And

then in NSW, on the same day,

Jeremy Buckingham than getting

stuck into the shooters Party

and recreational shooting and

accusing some not in the

Shooters Party but shooters

generally of taking kick

backstroke. Robert Brown from

the shooters Party says

unfortunately this is the

modern era and unfortunately I

can't take you outside and beat

you to TOTE death. What is

going on in political discourse

in Australia at the moment? I

think you can say there is

nothing new about this. In NSW

and particularly you think they

would be a little more measured. In my lifetime in

cover ing politics in the last

30 or 40 years two MPs have

been murdered in NSW - Don

Mackay and John Newman, - for

taking tough stance against

Asian gan gangance the Mafia.

You would think you would be

more careful about the language

you use. And coming off the

back of Graeme Morris's comment

on Sky. There's been a number of stories written on this and

how the debate is getting a bit

out of hand. The 'Herald Sun'

also chroniclings Grant

Hackett's continuing fall from

grace. I think this Grant

Hackett story is interesting,

it's how you make different

judgment about people in the

media and those still involved

in sport. Grant Hackett came to some notoriety because he

wrecked his apartment and there were graphic pictures

demonstrate that. Nick Green,

who is the chef de mission for

the Olympics said it was out of

character and I will extend my

hand of friendship to him when

I see him and that will

probably start on Saturday a nooth at the Prime Minister's

dinner. Grant Hackett's wife,

her father is devastated by

this, he says, and he says Nick

Green should be ashamed of what

he has said. And sportsman gone

bad, should we ever be surprised? It's going to

happen in all sports. I think

the point of this particular

article is that Nick Green was

really tough on Darcey and Monk

and in Monk's case what does he

done? He went crazy on a

skateboard but he is not in

Darcey's class and not in Grant

Hackett's case. I think this is

what they're saying, there's

rules for one and different for people in the immediate >>a.

Here is the sport headlines now with our special frequenter

Adam Freier: Melbourne Rebel

and former Wallaby. Speak ok of

Olympic swim ers the current

team is in trouble. The water

pole crow player at stenltder

of the whooping cough scandal

in Canberra is expected to be

up and running in 48 hours. Swimming Australia took

precautions of cancelling the

Olympic relay camp at the axe

IS pool. - AIS pool. The

Australian horse So You Think

notched up its 10th group one

win, the best ride being being

overseas in 18 months. Let's

look at the end of the race now. So v: So You Think by a

neck with Carlton House, they

remain clear but it's So You

Think driven out towards the

line. Who is two to three

lebtss clear and will take his

prize money through the 5

million pound barrier. We will

look at Stirling Mortlock's

interview later next hour. A

fascinating interview about a

great career. Vanessa O'Hanlon

joins with us the weather now. On the satellite image

there's a lot of cloud and a

cold front causing widespread

rain as they push through the south. In SA, Tasmania,

Victoria and southern NSW snow

and also rain. Although showers

are still falling along WA's

South Coast. They are easing:

Until Sunday, we will see a

series of fronts continuing to pass over the south-east. This

will maintain showers and snow

into egg early next week and

the highs will clear in

Tasmania. Around the States -

Now coming up - do

newspapers have a future? We

will be looking at the changes

at Fairfax and nimentd. We have

been asking you about your use

of technology. We will speak to Dr Larry Rosen later in the

program. He says we're all in

danger of suffering from an i

disorder because of our

addiction to

technology. Bethany says if I

turn off my phone my alarm

doesn't go off. This can be

problematic. So keep those

comments coming in to us. We

just want to take you to Cairo and Tahrir Square in Egypt

where you can see tens of

thousands of people have gathered. They have been there

for some days now. The crowd seems to have grown from yesterday, Michael, where

they're protesting against the

military council's taking on

new powers after the

Presidential vote last week.

We've just had news that the results of results of that presidential

election vote have now been

delayed. They were due to come

down later today. As we take

you off air with these picture,

Hosni Mubarak, the former

dictator is still in an Egyptian hospital in a serious

condition. He is on l