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Abuse in the ranks. More

details about the dark secrets

of the Defence Force. The

government is not too far away from coming to final


Anger at the picket line. A

distribution centre in walk-out at a Coles

Melbourne. Return fire. London

residents say no to rooftop

missiles during the

Olympics. We don't think it's

safe. Don't want anything to


Welcome to ABC News across

Australia. I'm Tracey Kirkland.

More finance later in the bulletin. The Federal

Government is close to making a

decision on whether it will

announce a Royal Commission on

abuse in the Defence Forces.

The Defence Minister has

released part 1 of a legal

review of allegations dating

back decades.

back decades. Stephen Dziedzic

joins us to discuss the detail.

What has been released

today? The main executive

summary of the report has

already been release sod the

headline figures if you like

are already out there. We knew,

for example, that 847

allegations of abuse and other

such things have been reported.

But what we get today is more

detail. This full report that's

been released by the law firm

DLA-Piper really fleshes out

many of the allegations that

have been made and provide as

lot of context. The main

findings though remain pretty

much the same and remain

harrowing. Essentially they are

that the ADF failed to prevent

the abuse of boys as young as

13 in the ADF over the decades

and also that it's certain that

a number of female members of

the ADF were sexually abused

and physically intimidated and

harassed over the last few

decades within the ADF. So

what new information has emerge

today? What we get today is

really some illuminating and

rather harrowing details or

examples of abuse. That's

what's really new today. The

report, the full report out

today says that back in the

1980s, there was a previous

investigation into abuse at the

ADF. It found that there were

24 cases or allegations of rape

made, but that none of these

cases were brought to trial. It

also says that some of the male

cadets who were allegedly

involved in this may now be in

senior or middle-ranking

positions in the ADF. It also

provides a few disturbing

examples of official

indifference if you like or

official mishand Ling of

allegations of abuse. Two

examples come to mind . There

was one example of a junior

male sailor who was sexually

assaulted in his cabin of a

ship by the captain of that

ship. Another officer then

walked into that ship, into

that cabin, saw the abuse and

walked out and then that junior

sailor even though he didn't

make a complaint was actually

moved along because he was

described as a trouble maker.

Another illuminating and

disturbing example given, a

female officer, who complained

about sexual intimidation and inappropriate sexual bullying,

she made a complaint to her superior officer and was told

by that officer that he'd get

back to it as soon as he'd

returned from leave early the

next year. So it is not a flattering picture. How has

the government responded and

what's if going to do now? The government's taken a very hard

line on these matters, the

Defence Minister Stephen Smith

says that he's committed to not

on stamping out abuse in the

military at the moment but also

getting to the bottom of this

welter of complaints that the

government is now facing. The

main thing he wants to

emphasise is that the

government is termed to act.

Let's ris sen to what he said

earlier today. They do raise

very serious allegations and

they do raise matters which are

deeply sensitive hand they will

shock some people. Stephen

Dziedzic, thank you.

About 600 workers at one of

Coles' national distribution

centres have walked off the job

indefinitely. They've set up a

picket line at the centre in

Melbourne's north and are

stopping workers and trucks

from entering the site. Work at

the warehouse has been

outsourced and the new workers

say they're not receiving the

same conditions as other

employees across the country.

ABC reporter Sarah Jaensch is

at the picket line and joins me

now. Can you give us some

background about what's going

on there? The workers here are

saying they're just not being paid the same amount and they're not getting the same

sort of conditions that Coles

workers around the country at

the warehouses receive. The

difference here is that this

warehouse is managed by Toll

Holdings. So really the unions

are arguing with Toll Holdings and they're negotiations with Toll Holdings and they're holding

trying to make sure that these

workers here receive the same

amount as all those other

workers around Australia. It

sounds like there were dramatic

scenes there earlier this

morning. What happened? There

certainly were. The picket line

here, there's about 200 people

at the picket line this

morning. And as we edged closer

to 9am and people started

trying to arrive and cross the

picket line, workers got pretty

angry. One time a Toll truck tried to cross the picket line.

Workers stood in front of it

and there were dramatic scenes

when the truck edged forward

slightly. One of the workers

was nudgeed in the stomach. He

want badly hurt but it was

quite dramatic. Shortly after

that one of the HR managers for

Toll tried to cross the picket

line. She managed to squeeze

her way through that picket

line eventually and get in

there. That angered protesters

but other than that it's been a

pretty peaceful morning here.

Looks like it's also been a

cold morning. How long do you

think this will go on ? Well,

it's certainly cold. It's a

classic Melbourne winter's day,

windy, rainy, pretty cold weather. But the workers say

they won't be deterred. They

are determined to keep going.

They say they will stay here

for weeks if need be, until

they agree, there is an

agreement reach and they do

receive those same rights as

other Coles workers around the country. Sarah Jaensch, thank

you. A mother and her young son

were forced to flee their

burning home in Heidelberg in

Melbourne's north east last night. The 8-year-old woke his

mother when the smoke alarm

sounded. By the time the fire

crews arrived there were flames

leaping from the back of the

house. She tried to put it out

with a blanket or whatever and

that's when she received

superficial burns. Meanwhile,

30 foot high flames threatened

to engulf nearby shops at

Healsville in the Yarra Valley

after a fire broke out in a

90-year-old industrial lawn

dream. The walls collapsed,

hampering the efforts of

firefighters to extinguish the

blaze. Political turmoil in the

west African nation of Mali has

flowed over to its neighbours

with hundreds of thousands

fleeing the country. In a

region struggling to cope with

a massive flood crisis, it's

now trying to feed and house

tens of thousands of refugees.

Niger's borders remain open to

those fleeing but with Islamic

extremism on the rise in West

Africa, security is now an

added priority. In Niger the

first rains have come. Crossing

the desert to reach refugees

who fled violence in their

homeland has just become a

little more difficult. This

camp is home to about 4,000

Malian refugees. They started

walking over the border about

six months ago. This woman

arrived with nothing into a

country into the grip of a food

crisis. I saw soldiers and

other people fighting. I didn't

ask who they were because I was

afraid. I saw people running so

I ran also. In Mali, various

armed groups, including Islamic

militants, are exploiting

political instability to lay

claims to the north of the

country. To flee to a camp

which was nothing more than a

waterless vacant site when they

first arrived is a true

indicator of people's level of

desperation. You I didn't leave

earlier because I was pregnant.

But after I gave birth, I was

able to leave. Across the

Saheel, communities are caught

between climate change,

conflict and poverty. Hundreds

of thousands of people have

fled Mali into camps like this

one in neighbouring Niger. When

they can go home, no-one knows.

Here, close to the Mali border,

help has been slow to arrive.

But it's now trickling in. On a

visit to the camp, World

Vision's Tim Costello paid

tribute to the Nigeran

government's early response to

the region's food and security

crisis. Right leadership

literally is lifesaving. That's

what we're seeing here. That's

why we are here saying there is

hope and we are making a

difference and it can be long

term and permanent. With

problem neighbours on three of

its border, and a food crisis

affecting millions, Niger is

hoping it can weather the


A number of organisations

are running appeals for the

people of West Africa. If you

want to make donation to help

well food crisis you with

contact the aid groups listed

here. It's something of a David

and Goliath battle. Residents

of a council tower building in

East London have taken the

ministry of defence to court.

They want to stop plans for an

anti-aircraft missile being

placed on top of their building

during the Olympics. This East

London tower block is notable

only for its ugliness, until

now. The Ministry of Defence

decided the roof provided a

good platform for anti-aircraft

missiles aimed at protecting

the Olympic site from a 9/11

style attack. They've already

rest are tested the site. Many

residents are less than

impressed. Me being a father of

young children, I would have

some reservations on having it

placed here, yes. We are

against it, yes. We don't think

it's safe. Why? Well, I mean,

this is our residential area.

And I mean, if there's a

missile let off from here it could create a lot of

damage. What do you think of

the plan for missiles on this

building? I think it's wrong.

Anything could happen to us in

there. There are five other

missile sites, one within a

residential complex. But the

tower is the only one with

missiles on top of housing.

Residents have taken legal action in the High Court action in the High Court to

stop it. All I'm saying is, I'm

not saying don't defend the Olympics. But don't defend it

by putting missiles in a

residential block of flats

thereby putting the hundreds in

that block at risk. Demonstrators set up a

small pro test outside the

court to highlight what they

say is a dangerous and

illogical plan. If they are

going to defend us against aeroplanes crashing into the Olympics by shooting them down

over somewhere else, all it

does is move the dead T doesn't

protect us. Lawyers

representing the Ministry of

Defence denied the missile

battery would attract a

terrorist attack. They said the

decision was taken after

rigorous scrutiny, including

from the Prime Minister. The

missiles are just part of a

massive security shield for

London during the Games.

Everything from warships to

fighter planes, helicopters and

assault boats. But none of that

arsenal comes anywhere near as

close to the people the

military seeks to protect as

here an interface that just

isn't working. The government

says this is all about keeping

all Londoners and visitors

safe. However, many residents here still believe that their

safety is compromised not en

hanlsed by having the missiles

in their midst. Egypt's highest

court has rejected the new

President's attempt to

reconvene Parliament. With the

President and the military in a

tussle for power, President

Mohammed Morsi sat

uncomfortably between the armed

forces Chief of Staff and field

marshal at military graduation

ceremonies. The military

dismissed the Parliament last

year but yesterday President

Morsi overturned the decree and

called for the Parliament to

reopen but now the court has

backed the military saying the dissolving of Parliament can't

be reforced. Angry supporters

of Morsi have taken to the streets to protest the

decision. Chr Tasmania is bracing for another wave of

timberworkers being on the job

market. It comes as the Federal

Government hands out more money

to retrain sacked forestry

workers. Mark Blackwell knows

exact what challenges are

facing Tasmanian forestry

workers A former timberworker

himself he now spends his days

trying to help others who've

been hit by the downturn. It's

a transition into new

employment or new training,

there's a lot of guys out there

that want to go and do

something different. Forest

Works has 800 people on its

books from sawmill ers to

office workers. Craig hinge

ston spent 35 years working at

a timber mill. He is now

training to be a driving

instructor. The industry is not

what it used to be so we have

to start doing different. If

you want to go to something

else, there is help there. For

rst Works has been given a $4

million grant by the Federal

Government. It's a timely boost

amid fears the number of

timberworkers looking for help

could reach 1,500. At the moment they're slowly coming

out. We're signing up people

every day. It's not just forest

Works doing the retraining.

Josh Holliman runs a timber

racking company. When the

downturn started to bite he put

his workers on the land. They

now earn the majority of their

pay fencing and feeding stock. We've increased the size of our farm as well so we're

trying to keep them employed

until the forest industry is

sorted out. He wants to keep

his business afloat and his men

on the books for when the

sector picks up again. It's an

industry that can grow. We have the opportunity to grow but

unless we have resource we just

can't grow. Until then, the

challenge will be ensuring

there's enough work to go


Until now it's been one of

the best kept secrets in

Australia, but the Yolngu

people are hoping to put Arnhem

Land on the tourism map.

They've launched a 20 year

master plan to develop

Indigenous owned tourism across

the region. It's a culture

that's over 40,000 years old

and the Yolngu people want to

share it with the world. Over

the next two decades they want

to develop about 50 ecotourism businesses across Arnhem Land.

It's hoped that tourism will

create a new economy for

Indigenous people while giving tourists a new

experience. People will come

and learn and Aboriginal lore

and many other things that will

attract tourism. Then they go

back to the community but also

to their territory. The Yolngu

tourism master plan has

received a boost with an

$825,000 grant from the effect.

Business conditions improved

modestly last month according

to a survey bit the National

Australia Bank. After a sharp

fall in May, activity picked up

in June across most industries.

Though performance remained

fairly weak in manufacturing,

construction, wholesale and

retail. Just how high does

Britain's banking scandal go? A

Bank of England Deputy Governor appearing before a parliamentary committee has

denied that he pressured banks

or that the government forced

him to pressure banks to rig

lending rates. Absolutely not.

Did any government minister

from the last government ever

encourage you to lean on

Barclays or any other bank to

lower their high bor

submissions? Absolutely not.

The Bank of England boss said

the investigation into the

LIBOR rate-fixing system had

uncovered a cesspit in London's

financial centre. And Samsung

has beaten Apple in the latest

court battle over their tablet

computers but has taken a

public relations hit. A British

judge has ruled that Samsung's Galaxy does not infringe

Apple's design patents because

the Galaxy tablets are, in his

words, not as cool as iPads. A

check now of the markets with

Michael McCarthy from CMC

Markets. It looks like a

company that a lot of people

grew up with is in trouble.

What do you know about Darrell

Lea's problems? The company has

been place inned hands of

administrators. With 69 stores

and 700 staff across Australia,

New Zealand and the US, there

are concerns, however, the

administrator has been on the

front foot this morning and

they've pointed out not only

are the owners willing to

support the business through

this period but their main aim

and their expressed on Tim

optimistic goal is to sell it

as a going concern. It mightn't

be entirely bad news for us who

grew up on Darrell Lea. How is

the market looking across-the-board? The market

has been cautiously optimistic

this morning. However we've

just seen a release of Chinese

data that's really weighing on

both the Australian dollar and

the Australian share market.

The buyers in the market today

have got a very defensive

focus, with sectors hike telcos

and property trusts and

utilities out performing, that

is the classically defensive

stocks but as soon as we saw

that data at 12 o'clock today

eastern time, the pressure came

onto the market and having been

about 6 or 7 points in positive

territory the Australia 200

index is now a few points ins in negative territory. What can

you tell us about the data that

came out of Hyne? The big

concern for the market is the

weakness in imports. The

headline number's very strong a

$31 billion US surplus for the

month of June for Chinese

trade. With strong growth in

experts, in fact better than

the market expected at almost

12%. But the big concern is the

big drop-off in import,. They

only grew at a rate of 6.3%

year on year. That's got the

market concerned. A more sober

assessment might point out that

the yuan actually weakened by

2% over the period. That might

explain that drop-off in

imports. But the market is in

an unforgiving mood and it's

selling all risk relate and

China related stocks at the

moment. Thanks Michael. To Wall

Street. Stocks fell for a third


A new treatment that kills

rogue cancer cells is being

hailed as a major breakthrough

for blood cancer patients.

Australian scientists hope the therapy will dramatically

reduce the side effects

normally associated with other

treatments like chemotherapy. Professor Grant Macarthur is

the co-head of the Cancer

Therapeutics Program at the Peter Macallum Centre in

Melbourne. This is an entirely

new cancer treatment that

builds on a basic science

observation and that is that

cancer cells make proteins at

higher levels than normal cells

so working with collaborators

we've devised a strategy to

turn off protein production in

krems. What was very unexpected

and surprising was that cancer

cells died from this treatment

where normal cells are only

minimally affected. So quite a

surprising finding but

nonetheless very striking and

we're hopeful this can move

forward now into clinical

trials to help patients. This

new treatment seems to be hard

on cancer cells but softer on

normal cells. What does that actually mean for the

patient? So the next step is to

do a so-called Phase 1 clinical

trial. This is to test the

safety and the primary aim of

that study will be to look at

the effect on the normal cells.

But we're hopeful based on the

laboratory studies and animal

studies that in fact this

treatment approach will be much

harder on the tumour cells and

pot continuationly be added to

or even a substitute in some

instances than traditional

chemotherapy. How is the drug

administered and how many

treatment also patients

need? So the type of drug we've

developed to date has to be

given as an IV injection much

like chemotherapy. Initially,

once a week. And that will be

evaluateed in the first

clinical trial. Sometimes we

need to change how often we

give the treatment based on the

results of the clinical trial

but it's likely to be an IV

infusion that patients have in

an ongoing manner for a period

of time. Then they they have a good response they can stop the

treatment. But we'll need to

see the results of the clinical trials before I can answer that

in any authoritative way. It

seems one of the biggest things

is the lack of side

effects? Yes. It's certainly

true. This was surprising. One

gets surprises in science

sometimes. For years people

have said you can't target

protein synthesis in cells

because all our cells in our

body need to make protein both

the normal krems and the cancer

cells but in some instances

within an hour of exposure to

this treatment the leukaemia

cells start to die where normal

cells have no such effect. That

seems to be because the tumour

cells or the leukaemia cells

are addicted to these very high

rates of protein production. Professor Grant Macarthur,

thank you. Pleasure, thank you

very much. Police have arrested a man at Sydney

Airport as he was about to

board a plane too Lebanon.

Organised Crime Squad and Police from the Middle Eastern

federal officers arrested a

39-year-old who was preparing

to depart for Beirut. This say

he was wanted over the

discovery of two guns found in

a car and a smash repair

workshop in Western Sydney. One

of the guns seizeed is is a

custom made machine pistol

similar to those seized during

a February investigation into

an organised crime group.

Delhi's Supreme Court will

today hear arguments in a land

mark case that could have a

major impact on health care in

the developing world. India's

generic drug manufacturers have

become a global supplier of

cheap medicines, protected by

laws that prevent monopoly

prices and frivolous patent

applications. But Swiss-based

Novartis is now challenging

these laws in its fight for a

new patent on one of its drugs.

Richard Lindell reports. This person contracted tuberculosis

four months ago. After months

of waiting he and his wife are

finally receiving treatment and

are (e) are on a lengthy course

of Jen neck drugs paid for by

the government. If cheap drugs

are available, people will

survive. When the main

breadwinner is sick, what are

your options? Should we try to

feed ourselves or buy medicines? Without treatment,

TB is highly infectious.

Particularly in the crowded

homes and slums of the

poor. Just tuberculosis itself,

we have millions of patients

relying on the generic drugs

supplied by the government and do-to-a large extent the

success of the program is

because of this free medicines

and generic drugs. 250 million

Indians receive essential

medicines free of charge but in

government program is now under threat. Of Novartis is suing

the program after it denied a

patent on an updated version of

an 11-year-old anti-cancer

drugs. The situation based form

says the new form of the drug

is substantial ly different and

patents are needed to encourage

innovation. We're not just

blocking off a category of

anti-cancer drugs. It's the

complete broad category of

medications as a whole. Last

week the Indian Government

announceed it would update its

existing program and spend a billion dollars a year on drugs

for the poor. It's a huge

undertaking and one that's

dependent on a Supreme Court

win. And a continuing supply of generic medicines.

A quick look at other stories

making news around the world. A

National Day of mourning has

been declared in Russia to

remember victims. Flood

disaster. Families have begun

burying the 171 people killed

when floodwaters triggered by

torrential downpours swept

through an hear in the country's south. Authorities

have uncovered a tunnel built

by drug smugglers under the US

Mexican border. 2900m long

thoroughfare had full power and

ventilation and linked a water

purification producer in Mexico

with a business in Arizona. A

broken water main has caused

traffic chaos in downtown

Shanghai. The 10m waterspout

was the result of a

construction excavator striking

an under water pipe. To sport

now. The Tour de France

continues to be overshadowed by

events in the United States

where a judge has dismissed an

attempt by Lance Armstrong's

lawyers to stop the US

anti-doping agency pursuing

charges against him. The

lawsuit was failed in the seven

time Tour winner's home city

Austin Texas. The judge said he

wasn't ruling on the merits of

the case. In this year's race,

British rider Bradley Wiggins

has extended his lead over

defending champion Australia's

Cadel Evans to almost two minutes. It was Bradley Wiggins

who proved emphatically why he

is the krld the man to beat in

this year's Tour de France.

This time a 51 minutes and 24

seconds was good enough not

only for the stage victory but

also gives him now a 1 minute

53 second lead over Australia's

Evans Nev second place. Evans

finished sixth, and certainly admitted afterwards it was not

his best time trial. Certainly

not a bad one and in comparison

to the other time trialists

Cancellara, Martin and so on, I wasn't so far off the

work. Speaking to Evans' BMC

team director after the stage,

he did admit it was the plan to

make sure Cadel Evans didn't go out too hard because the back

of that course, the final part,

was very difficult. However,

the team manager says there is

still a long way to Paris. Of

course we're losing time but

there are still a lot of

kilometres to go to Paris. The

biggest concern for Cadel Evans

now is not only the 1 minute

and 53 second gap he has to

Bradley Wiggins, but just 14 seconds behind him in the

overall classification is

Wiggins' Sky team-mate Chris

Froome, bus Froome finished

second on this stage to Bradley

Wiggins. Evans concedes he is

not an ideal position but he remains committed to fighting. It's not best position to be in compared to last year, being 2 seconds down

was a lot more realistic, but

you know, reassess the situation day by day and of course we don't give up, that's

for sure. Tuesday will be the

first well earned rest day for

the riders. Cadel Evans will

enjoy some family time and then

it's off to the alps. To the

weather now. The satellite

shows thick cloud over Queensland from a trough,

masses of cloud over the

south-east due to a developing low, and cloud crossing the

west ahead of an approaching

low. A broad region of low

pressure should continue to generate showers in New South

Wales, Queensland and South

Australia. The remnants of a

low should bring showers to

Victoria and Tasmania and

another low and trough should

move across the south west

producing showers, heaviest

near the coast. Around the


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