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Tonight - Sydney's spitting

chips after Brisbane gets the

nod to host the G20. This is

about Julia Gillard simply

wanting to ensure that she gets

more numbers in a State that is

basically saying no already to

Labor. Wrong numbers - a

crackdown on telcos to reduce

bill shock. Cycling scandal. A doping ban rocks the Tour de

France. And movie pinups and

posters. A rare collection for

a discerning investor.

Good evening, Craig Allen

with ABC News. The NSW

Government has lashed out at

the Prime Minister for choosing

Brisbane as the host city for

the G20 leaders meeting in

2014. The summit will attract

7,000 visitors to the city and,

with that comes a multimillion-dollar injection

into the local economy, but NSW

says Julia Gillard is using the

G20 leaders as her own

political play things as she

tries to shore up votes in the

Sunshine State. Eliza Blue

reports. Sydney has played host reports. Sydney has played host

to a string of world leaders

but now the international

spotlight is heading north. In

2014, Brisbane will host the

G20. The G20 is the body that

brings together the leaders of

the 20 biggest economies in the

world. It was last held in Los

Cabos, Mexico. It is a huge

event with 4,000 visitors,

3,000 media and teams of security. The Queensland

Premier sees the

opportunities. After the G20,

really market Brisbane and

Queensland as the go-ahead

place it is and particularly

position Brisbane as

Australia's new world city. But

triggered an angry back south of the border, the news

lash. You have to know Julia

Gillard has some other agenda

election. She operating and that is the next

election. She is trying to

shore up the votes in

Queensland. When it comes to

the G20 Sydney is the only city

in which this event should have

been held. The Prime Minister

was having none of it. Sydney

was in a situation where its main convention facility was

actually out of action for the

critical time period. But we

have the Opera House that can

cater for thousands of people,

Art. It was the Museum of Contemporary

Art. It was another opportunity

for the Commonwealth to

criticise the State Government

for its refusal to build a

second Sydney airport. This is

a reminder once again that

Sydney airport is constrained

in its size, it is one-third of

the size of Brisbane. It is the

last in a long list of Sydney

snubs. President Barack Obama

visited Darwin and Canberra and

the Queen by-passed the Queen by-passed Sydney

during her last Royal tour.

This latest brushoff has sparked concern among Sydney siders. Those things are

terrific for Sydney and it is

what we need. You have to get

out there and market the

place. Maybe that's a lesson

for the State Government. It

appears this year's flu season

has hit with a vengeance.

Health experts say it's already

shaping up to be one of the

people have worst in recent years. Seven

people have died around

Australia and 8,000 people have

been diagnosed with the flu

this winter, double the number

of cases for the same time last

year. The strain doing the most

damage is H3N2. Two severe

outbreaks of this virus hit in

2003 and 2007, claiming the

lives of otherwise healthy children. The particular strain

that's circulating at present

is in the past is in the past been a hazard

and been associated with severe

seasons, so we are using past

history to suggest this might

be particularly bad this

year. The strain is slightly

different to the one covered by

this season's flu jab but

doctors say it still offers protection. A new Telecommunications code of

track tis comes into force today designed today designed to protect

people from bill shock. As

Philippa McDonald reports, it

requires providers to be

clearer and more candid about

their pricing plans. Our mobile

phone and hand held device

useage is sky high and so are

complaints about telcos . There

were 200,000 complaints last

year, mainly about billing.

After two years of public

inquiries and

Australian Communications and inquiries and negotiations, the

Media Authority is introducing

a new consumer protection

code. This is a big deal. This

is the most comprehensive,

inclusive consumer telco protection package anywhere in

the OECD world. It requires

telcos to be accountable to

customers when setting up plans

unit and clearer bills, spelling out

unit prices, highlighting

critical information and for

telco s to alert their

customers about their Internet

useage. If complied with, with

the spend notification

managements we have in the

code, bill shock will be a

thing of the past. Telcos have

pledged to improve accountable

and procedure, be more accountable

and allow customers to track

the progress of their complaint, offer fast

resolution and in the event

that doesn't happen, be named

and shamed. These rules are

definitely fairer. They should

give better protection to the

consumers but we need proper enforcement. The industry knows

if they don't deliver, we will

be there with direct

regulation. Acma estimates the

cost of the Telecommunications

industry's unsatisfactory cost of the Telecommunications

performance is in the order of

$1.5 billion a year, mostly

because consumers are on the

wrong plan. In one year alone,

the cost of complaints as well

as writing off bad debts was

more than $220 million.

An Indonesian man who was

detained in Australia for 18

months on a people smuggling charge says he was tricked charge says he was tricked into

working as a cook on an asylum

boat. The man was recently re

united with his family in

Jakarta and says he still lives

in fear of the people smugglers

who misled him. From Jakarta

George Roberts reports. It's

taken a long time for dad to come home from

work. TRANSLATION: I was the

breadwinner of the family and

my wife

my wife doesn't work. The

ordeal started with a job offer

that was too good to be true. A

few days work cooking for

tourists on a boat to what

amounts to 100 days

pay. TRANSLATION: They offered

me $300 for the job, it was too

tempting and I desperately

needed money. But on the first

night at sea, unexpected passengers arrived by passengers arrived by dingo.

Asylum seekers bound for

Australia. Recounting the tail

to local media, he hides his

face, still fearing retribution

from those who recruited him.

He says he tried to resist but

the boat's captain fled and the asylum seekers threatened him

into keeping the boat on

course. A lot of passengers

want to kill him, tell hem you want to kill him, tell hem you

have to go to this islands,

this Christmas Islands and then

Mr X say "No, I want to go

home". They say "No, you have

to go". It took 18 months of

detention on Christmas Island

and Sydney's Silverwater Jail

for Mr X to convince the court

he is no willing people

smugglers. Coming from the

poorest part of Jakarta, poorest part of Jakarta, he

admits staying in Australia was

like a hotel, but with him

gone, his son had to drop out

of school. Human rights

advocates say Australia needs

to make amends. TRANSLATION:

So the remedy includes paying

him compensation and restoring

his good name. They also want

the process improved saying

poor people don't go to sea

carrying papers proving they are

are innocent. Now a correction

to a story we ran on Saturday

night. It was about a point

system that applies to

detainees in immigration

detention centres. The story

claimed new rules effectively forced detainees to participate

in activities so they can earn

points to buy products like

toiletries, cigarettes and

snacks. The ABC accepts

representations from the immigration Department the rules are not new and

rules are not new and haven't

been toughened. Further, the ABC accepts that participation in activities isn't compulsory

and that detainees don't lose

points if they choose not to

participate. The Department

says basic toiletries are

provided free to detainees who

can choose the educational,

social or recreational

activities they want to join.

The ABC apologises for the inaccuracies. The

inaccuracies. The power

struggle between Egypt's new

President and the military has

intensified. There has been a

mass show of support in Tahrir

Square for Mohamed Morsi after

he ordered the country's

Parliament to sit in defiance

of the military and Egypt's

highest court. Just by meeting,

the Parliament may have

transferred its powers from the

mill troi to - military to the

President. It is expected to

lead to a legal wrangle that could go on

could go on for months or

years. Farmers in

drought-ravaged parts of West

Africa are turning to a new and

dangerous trade in a desperate

bid to survive. Gold mining

offers a glimmer of hope in a

region where up to 18 million

people face severe food

shortages. Ginny Stein visited

the village of Koma Bangou in Niger where

Niger where many farmers are

risking their lives on the

faint hope of striking it

lucky. Koma Bangou is a village

of desperate people. It once

enticed those who hoped to make

it rich but such hopes have

been dashed. People are today

are simply trying to stay live. TRANSLATION: This work is

is difficult and only God can

make things easier. The only

problem is I am yet to find any

gold. These mines would

normally shut at this time of

year. During the rainy season,

they flood. But miners here who

would be farmers if their crops

had not failed last year say

they're trapped. TRANSLATION:

We do not have any work but this. It is

this. It is the rainy season

but now but we can't go home

with nothing, this is our

farm. World Vision's CEO Tim

Costello on a visit to Koma

Bangou was shocked. When you are absolutely desperate and

going to watch your children

die, you risk your life. This

is why they are here mining. It

is really devastating. In Koma

Bangou, there is a fine line between

between catastrophe and

survival. People who had no

food came here in search of

gold but the mines around here

have long been depleted.

Nafissa Soumana came with her

husband. In times past, she and

her children would have stayed

at home when he went to the

mines to work during farming's

off season. TRANSLATION: We

came here on our donkeys to

search for food. In

search for food. In our village

we were getting a little and it

is not sufficient. This is the

reason why we came here. In a region where more than 18

million people are facing

starvation, staying alive is a

daily battle.

A dispute involving workers

at the Coles national distribution centre in

Melbourne has spread

interstate. The National Union of Workers says almost

of Workers says almost half the

200 workers at Coles Goulburn

distribution centre were stood

down this morning. Coles say

they walked off the job after

refusing to do the work of

their striking Victorian

colleagues. In an emergency hearing this afternoon, Fair

Work Australia ordered the

Goulburn workers to cease all

industrial action for three

weeks. A similar order was

issued for the Sydney distribution centre at Eastern Creek. The

Creek. The workers returned to

the job this afternoon. The

Melbourne workers are into a

second day of strike action

against the centre's operator

Toll Holdings over pay and

conditions. They will meet

tomorrow to decide whether to

stay on strike. Kings Cross

locals are demanding urgent action to curb street violence

after a teenager was killed in

a random and unprovoked attack.

Thomas Kelly never recovered

Thomas Kelly never recovered

after being king-hit early on

Saturday night. The tragedy is

being described as a rare event

but the Kings Cross community

and medical professionals say

the assault points to a much

broader problem with violence.

It is Australia's most popular

entertainment strip. Kings

Cross has long been associated

with violence but local

emergency workers dealing with

the carnage say it's reached a

new low. It's just chaos. It

new low. It's just chaos. It is

like a war zone in here. There

is blood, there is unhappy

injured people. Doctors say the

juries are - injuries are

getting worse, with some

victims stuffing life-long

brain damage or death. The

victim is unsuspecting, they

can't defend themselves, brace

their bodies and with that,

they get knocked to the

ground. That's what happened to

ground. That's what happened to 18-year-old Thomas Kelly on

Saturday night. He was king-hit

in an unprovoked attack just

before 10 and died of his

injuries. It was a ransom, unprovoked, mindless attack

committed by a mindless

individual. That is why we need

the assistance of the community

to come forward and help us

identify this person to get him

off the streets. For residents

and business owners, it is

and business owners, it is the

last straw. It is a sense of

mayhem. There is a lack of visible policing. Complete

absence of any planning. We

have a special event up here

every weekend, 25,000, 30,000 people but no event planning. Experts say a number

of measures could help reduce

the violence. For many years we

have had a number of reports

saying public transport and dispersal

dispersal pollcys are important

in Kings Cross so we don't have

intoxicated people in the area

for long periods frustrating

each other. NSW Police say

Kings Cross is no more dangerous than it has been but

warn assaults and murders can

and do happen in the Cross and

people should be aware of that before they venture out. Schools are being urged to

be more aware of students' swimming abilities after

swimming abilities after a

near-drowning at a swimming

carnival this year. In March, a year 6 Forrest Primary student

was taken to hospital after

getting into difficulties.

Education officials have found

there was adequate supervision

and have praised the emergency

response, but they've also

found policies for swim

carnivals could be

improved. Including better

communication on the day, better identification of

better identification of non-proficient swimmers and

better access for staff or

teachers to the policies and

procedures. We have put in

extra sign-off procedures that

a senior departmental officer

needs at this point in time

until we have fully revised all

those policies, a senior

departmental officer needs to

sign off on all swimming

carnivals. A DVD aimed at helping schools test

helping schools test students'

water skills is also being

developed in conjunction with

Royal Life Saving. New figures

show the consume ers are

starting to feel some relief

from lower interest rates and

petrol prices. The latest

measure of consumer confidence

has picked up for a third straight month but Westpac says

it may not last. Finance

correspondent Phillip Lasker.

The retail industry is littered with big names going to

with big names going to the

wall or scaling back but

measures of consumer confidence

are going in the opposite

direction. There has been a lot

of significant one-offs that

have helped sentiment over the

month. A 7% fall in petrol

prices, lower interest rates

and $1.9 billion in Government

handouts to households boosted

the consumer sentiment index

for a third month in July. But

for a third month in July. But

major retailers certainly

aren't feeling it. The

confidence figures are not a reflection of people's

willingness to spend in retail.

It is a reflection of the fact

they have a job and might be more comfortable spending on health care and things like

that. There was also an

increased willingness to spend

on major household items but

the survey found, the older you

are, the more pessimistic you are. One

are. One thing not mentioned

was the intense political

debate over carbon pricing.

Westpac says it only asks questions about taxes quarterly

so the results aren't eflecked

in these numbers. Westpac says

lower interest rates are

needed. The interest rate story

is starting to get through but from my

from my perspective interest

rates are still too high. That

view might find support if

tomorrow's jobs numbers show unemployment continuing to

rise. To finance now and the

local share market suffered its

fifth fall in a row today even

though it was quite small. But

as Alan Kohler reports, the

Australian dollar has risen

after the improvement in

consumer sentiment. It was a

smallest possible fall but a fall it

fall it was. The All Ordinaries

has lost a bit less than 2%

since July 4th, not that

American Independence Day had anything to do with it.

the longer-term picture is it

has done nothing for two

months. The much longer term

picture is nothing for seven

years. Not a lot of action

today. Falls including CSL and

BHP-Billiton. The best risers

were Telstra and Westpac. All

were Telstra and Westpac. All

banks went up because it was

another day of yield hunting by

investors. Look at this chart

of Telstra and BHP this year.

Since beginning of May Telstra

shares have gone up while BHP

has sunk. On top of that, BHP

is exposed to the weakening

global and Chinese economies.

global and Chinese economies.

Global markets were patchy overnight, European markets

rose after the EU gave Spain

another year to meet its debt

reduction targets and signed

off on 30 billion Euros of aid.

Wall Street started off okay

but came off gloomy after

weaker-than-expected profit

results. Asian markets were

patchy. Commodity prices fell

and wheat took a backward step.

and wheat took a backward step.

The Australian dollar snapped

back after 24 hours in the

101s. It means the rising trend

that started on June 1 is still

intact. Finally, here is all

you need to know about

Germany's dilemma. Germans

don't want to cover Greece and

Italy's Spain's debt.

Italy's Spain's debt. Data

export came out last

night. Brisbane doctors have

saved the life of a little girl

from the Solomon Islands after

a nail pierced her brain in a

village accident. The mission

was organised by Rotary and is

part of a program to offer

medical help to children from

poor countries. When Larisha Barikoa arrived in Australia

two weeks ago, she was paralysed down one side and gravely ill. But the

gravely ill. But the pint-sized 5-year-old now has something to

giggle about thanks to the

Royal Children's Hospital. A

nail was lodged in her brain

when a piece of wood fell from

a building site. A large

abscess developed and

meningitis set in. Her case

came to attention of Rotary's

Medical Aid for Children

project. Six days on a boat, on a very

a very remote island in a very

remote village. When she got to

the hospital with her aunt, it

was touch and go. Wow. Very

good. This is amazing. Larisha

Barikoa has had two operations

to drain the abscess. We want

to aspirate again, if that's

fine, hope get the cyst down to

such a size we can remove

it. Denise Schellbach

it. Denise Schellbach has cared

for many children brought to

Australia for procedures that

aren't available to home. She

is gratele for the people who

save their lives. They are

wonderful. They do so much for

the children who don't have a

hope really. They do it for

free. It is one of the

fantastic things with my job,

to change things like that and

for me and save someone. It is fantastic

for me and my team. It is a

long way from home and her

parents but this little girl is

being given lots of love on her

road of recovery. What's that?

Koala. Yes. It will be some

time before Larisha Barikoa

makes the long journey home to

her family. Doctors say if all

continues to go well, she will

be discharged in two months.

A fresh doping scandal has

engulfed the Tour de France. French rider Remy de-Gregorio

was arrested overnight and

suspended by his team. Mean

wheel, Cadel Evans says he

hasn't given up hope of

defending his title even though

he is now nearly two minutes

behind the race leader. It is

not often riders abandon the

Tour de France on a rest

Tour de France on a rest day, but Remy de-Gregorio had little

choice, arrested in a dawn raid

on his team's hotel suspected

of doping. Two of the

26-year-old Frenchman's

team-mates not riding in the

race were detained in

Marseille. The Cofidis team has

a scandal-laced history but

management have suspended

immediately. TRANSLATION: The de-Gregorio

There is a other riders are also shocked.

There is a big sadness and the

question you ask yourself is

how is this possible at all

today? If that wasn't bad

enough, one of the tour's

greatest legacies continues to

unravel. Overnight three of

Lance Armstrong's co-accused,

doctors Michele Ferrari and

Louis Garcia DelMoral, and team

trainer Jose Marti admitted

they collaborated in a doping

spanning his conspiracy with Armstrong

spanning his seven Tour de

France titles. They have

accepted lifetime bans from

participating in sport.

Armstrong's case is now likely

to go to arbitration. Meanwhile, in his rest day

press conference, Cadel Evans

called in the PR big guns, son

Robel. It can't disguise the

and fact that Evans is one minute

and 56 seconds behind Bradley

Wiggins. Nevertheless, Evans

has vowed not to give in, confident he will be stronger

as the race enters the mountains. The reason why the

race is so exciting, we don't

know what's going to happen. I

didn't write the script, I

don't know it. I know what he

is capable of. I expect a fight

every inch to

every inch to the Paris. That's

still 11 stages and 1800km

away. Australia has suffered

its heaviest loss in a one-day

cricket series going down 4-nil

to England. A man of the match

effort from Ravi Bopara helped

the team win the game by seven

wickets under the

Duckworth-Lewis method. Bopara took 4/8

took 4/8 before George Bailey

helped Australia. Bopara hit 52

not out to steer England to the

revised victory target of

138. That will do nicely.

Another comfortable victory for

England. Clean sweep. South

African wicket keeper Mark

Boucher has retired from

international cricket

international cricket after

suffering a free eye injury. Playing for the proteas against

Somerset, the 35-year-old was

struck in the eye by a bale.

The keeper needed surgery to

repair a ruptured left eyeball.

Boucher finished his career

with a record 999 international

dismissals. The champion mare

Black Caviar arrived back in

Australia this morning three

weeks after winning the Diamond Jubilee Stakes. The journey

from Newmarket to Melbourne

took 39 hours, included stopovers in Dubai and Hong

Kong. Black Caviar will spend

the next fort night in

quarantine at the Werribee

Equestrian Centre. She is

relaxed and comfortable, a bit

road tired but she is in better

nick now than that was after

the run. Black Caviar was

the run. Black Caviar was

joined by new stable mate,

Italian stallion Voila Ici. One

of Australia's biggest

collections of film posters is

about to go under the

auctioneer's hammer. As Adrian

Raschella reports, it is

expected to fetch more than $2

million. There is another

'Hitchcock'. It is an

exhausting task cataloguing

7,000 film posters. It has the

7,000 film posters. It has the

most amazing posters I've ever

seen and probably if best

collection in Australia that's

ever turned up I'm aware

of. The collection belonged to

a late film industry executive

who not only loved the movies

but the artwork that aattracted

the crowds in the golden age of

Hollywood. The most valuable

poster is a French print of the

1933 classic 'King Kong'. It had to be assembled

had to be assembled from four

pieces and worth around

$100,000. I think that is the

only copy in the world so I had

to be careful putting it back

together again. There are rare

posters from 'Citizen Cane',

for for and this - the 1943

German Nazi propaganda film

'Titanic'. Many posters were collected from Europe where there were smaller print

there were smaller print runs

and different to mainstream

Hollywood posters. He liked the

idea of artwork and some of the

European posters which are not

common to I suppose England,

Australia or America, he liked to get something that was

different. The collection also

includes extremely rare

Australian travel posters

dating back to the early 1900s,

but it is the film posters that have the international

collecting community abuzz. People

abuzz. People are waiting for

these posters to be released on

to the market. It is a once-in-a-lifetime thing that

will happen and the person who

collected these posters, it

took him a lifetime to collect

them. Those people desperate to

get their hands on these better

have deep pockets. It is a

silent auction and the

collection is being sold as one

lot, valued at more than $2

million. To the

million. To the weather, the

overnight rain petered out just after midnight.

There is a lot of heavy

cloud over the southern half of the country with several

separate systems at play. While

there is a pool of cold air

south of WA. A trough lies up the east coast

the east coast delivering

showers but mostly east of the

great dividing range. Another

low and trough is dissecting

the country from north to south

and a high-pressure system is

building to the west. Around

the capitals tomorrow:

Before we go, a brief look

back at the top story and Prime

Minister Julia Gillard is

accused of trying to shore up

Queensland votes after naming

Brisbane as the host city for

the G20 leaders' meeting in

2014. That's the news for now.

Stay with us for '7:30' with

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- a family's anguish over a

devastating night out. We're

still in a period of disbelief,

like it's a bad dream and we

haven't woken up. The

shareholders' revault against

Woolworths, Australia's biggest

pokies operator. I get

dividends and it's blood money.

And Ita's mission to

And Ita's mission to debunk

the Alzheimer's myth. We need

to realise someone with

dementia is still a person,

they can still take an active

part in the community, perhaps

not doing what they always did

but they can still participate.

When Tom Kelly said goodbye to

his mum and dad on Saturday

night and headed into the city

for a fun evening with his

girlfriend, nobody could have

imagined the awful hours that

lay ahead. The 18-year-old was

walking down the street