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(generated from captions) The impact will be

less than expected. The centre

has more up-to-date information

than Treasury and hard numbers

from energy regulators. While

Treasury said the impact would

be $9.99 # a week, the

institute says $8.80. More

households will be

overcompensate ed. It won't be

part of this week's inflation

data. It will monitor hundreds

of prices across Australia. But

the June quarter CPI will be

easier to interpret. Once the

carbon tax comes through, that

will make it a lot harder to

differentiate between genuine

underlying inflation and price

increases due to the carbon

tax. But with inflation falling

and the cost of living rising,

households don't see it as

reflecting reality. Their

expectations may be different

from the CPI. It is a good measure of inflation in

general. Over time, the CPI

waiting does reflect reality.

More than 60% of household

spending goes towards food, household, recreation and

transport. Over eight years,

three of the big four

categories have swallowed up

more of our income but cheaper

cars have seen transport costs

shrink. Health, education and

utilities are costing us more but clothing and other

non-essentials have flattened

out or even shrunk. As always,

though, priorities determine

where the money will be spent.

I will show you a room in this

house where furniture is badly

deteriorated. I'm not replacing

it. Luis Moraza would rather

turn on his heater instead. Two

economic reports out today

forecasting mixed fortunes for

the ACT's economy. Deloitte

access says it will slip back

this year as Commonwealth job

cuts bite. While CommSec's

report ranks the ACT as the

second-strongest economy with

healthy population growth and

low unemployment, it warns of

low housing

construction. Coming down what

were world records for them.

There's no way they could

sustain that level of activity.

It is settling to a level of

activity above our 10-year

average. It's still strong

comparatively speaking. Retail

trade continues to be slow. I

think that is a direct

consequence of the cost of living pressures Canberrans are

feeling. They are being taxed

so much by federal, Labor and

ACT Labor. The Government says

the budget is designed to help

the territory wind back in

spending. The case against

Speaker Peter Slipper has taken

an unconstitutional turn. Mr

Slipper is facing allegations

by his former staffer James

Ashby of sexual harassment and

cab charge fraud. Today lawyers

for Mr Ashby moved to involve federal and State

Attorney-Generals in the case.

They argued Mr Ashby had an implied right under the

constitution to expose the

alleged wrongdoing of the Speaker. New evidence will be

tabled when the case resumes on

October 2. The AFL footballer,

Liam Jurrah fronted court in

Alice Springs today on assault

charges arising from a brawl at

a town camp earlier this year.

The court heard the incident

was part of a violent family

feud and outside there were heated exchanges between

members of the two warring

families. Tempers flared

outside the Alice Springs Court

House as AFL star Liam Jurrah

was appearing inside. The two

family groups shouted abuse at

each other and were held back

by police. It's argued he came

caught up in the feud between

the families earlier this year

where he allegedly assaulted

several people and used a

machete to attack his can

cousin Basil in the head. The

prosecutors outlined his case

saying Jurrah led an angry mob

of about 20 armed people to attack another family group

described as the enemy. The

court heard from two witnesses

who say they saw Jarrah use a

machete to attack his cousin

Basil. The attack left Basil

with several facial and skull

fractures and two head lacerations. It's the first

time Jurrah has been back to the Northern Territory since

the alleged incident. His

family and friends packed the

small courtroom. His mother

cried as she embraced him

inside. Jarrah was flanked by

officials from the Melbourne

Demons Football Club. Although

he has only played one match

this season, the club has

thrown its full support behind

him. Jurrah is facing four

counts of aggravated assault

and one charge of causing

serious harm. More than 10

witnesses are expected to give

evidence over the next two days

and at the end of the hearing,

a imagine stray will decide

whether there is enough

evidence to proceed to a trial.

The court in Hobart has heard

former ABC personality Andy

Muirhead will plead guilty to

child pornography charges. The

35-year-old previously denied

possessing the material and

using the internet to access child pornography. Prosecutors

told the court they have agreed

with the the defence over which

the number of images to which

the charge related. Muirhead indicated his client would

plead guilty. That is likely to

happen when the case resumes

next Tuesday. Lawyers say a

court decision in Melbourne

today may set new ground rules

for the policing of political

protests. The assault and

trespass charges arose from a pro-Palestinian protest outside

a Jewish business last year.

But the Magistrate dismissed

the charges, ruling the

protesters were simply

exercising their right to free

speech. This is what happened

when police moved in on a

pro-Palestinian protest outside Israeli-owned chocolate store

Max bencher last July. The

police turned out in force

again today at the Melbourne

Magistrates' Court but this

time the law was not on their

side. Dismissing charges

against 16 protesters involved

in the scirm Irish, the Magistrate ruled those involved

didn't threaten the peace or

disrupt the public order. They

were exercising their human and political rights to free speech

and the police response to some

protesters was heavy handed. We

don't live in a totalarian

regime. This is not Syria or

Iraq or Egypt. The protest was

held here on public land.

Defence lawyers say today's

decision could set a precedent

for future clashes between

protesters and police in

Melbourne, including on picket

lines like the one that's been

in place for several weeks at

Toll Holdings, Coles warehouse

in Somerton. It's got very wide

ramifications. Firstly, police

should not get involved in

political protests or

industrial disputes of this

nature. They shouldn't be criminalised. We feel

particularly pleased this

result has been made because I

think it leads on to affect

other questions like occupy Melbourne. Officers involved in

the case declined to comment.

Victoria Police is expected to

pick up the legal bill.

Although thousands of

Australians suffer from

depression and anxiety, many of

them never seek help. But a new

website could provide some hope

called My Compass, it allows

users to track their moods and

offers an interactive program

to help them. Sophie Scott

reports. 28-year-old Laura

Watts put off getting help for

symptoms of anxiety and depression. In the end she

turned to an online site called

My Compass. To have this tool

here that you don't have to

wait, you don't have to see a

GP, all the kind of scary

things that are made worse when

you're depressed. Developed by researchers at the Black Dog

Institute, users can track and

monitor their moods and get

feedback, text messages sent to

their phones. My Compass is a

program for people with mild to

moderate stress, anxiety and

depression and the unique

feature is that it's is

available on their mobile

phones and on the internet. It

takes you through a series of

modules designed to help you

monitor your anxiety and depression. I use it myself. Making the therapy

available online means it's

available to anyone 24 hours a

day. We know that as many as

four in five Australians now

access the internet to seek

advice about their own health

and as many as 50% of

Australians are self diagnosing

over the internet. And research

shows the online approach

works. A study of 700 users

found My Compass significantly

reduced signs of depression.

Any information put on the site

is confidential and there's no

fee to join. But users are

screened to make sure they are

suffering from mild to moderate

depression and not something

more serious. The website is My

Compass.organise.au. Thousands

of people around the country

received an SMS death threat

today. The text message says

"someone has been paid to kill

you". It says $5,000 should be

handed over within 48 hours and

warns going to police will mean

certain death. More than a

shock actually. It's sad that

people are out there performing

these terrible deeds and knowing that there are people

out there that are probably

vulnerable enough to fall for

the crime. We are like evening

it to a glorified scam but

obviously is hoping that

someone will reply with bank

details or forward money. In

simple terms, it's had a

hoax. Police believe the text

has been generated from an

international account. Their

advice is to ignore the

message. In finance, European

debt fears from flared again.

Spanish bond yields have soared

to un sustainable levels and

European markets have started lower. Finance correspondent,

Phillip Lasker. If only Spain's

economy was as good as its

football team, it would be AAA

rated and kick goals. Right now

it's share investors who are

getting kicked. The local

market sold off more than the

US and UK over the weekend and

as you might expect, commodity

prices were weaker as well,

particularly metals. That put

resource shares in the firing

line. Supermarket operators

were the only safe havens. It

was a good day for Woolworths

to post a 1.3% rise in sales

for the June quarter. Woolies

was helped by a moderation in

price falls for fresh

vegetables. There was some

stronger price action in the

PPI as well. The index of

wholesale prices picked up in

the June quarter. A lot of it

had to do with a weaker dollar

pushing up the price of

imported goods. Since June, the

currency has been generally

stronger, particularly against

the euro. At one stage it was

worth a record 85.5 euro cents.

The good news from Canberra's

national centre for social and

economic modelling that the

carbon price won't hit as hard

as the $.90 a week doesn't

apply to the big energy users

in Canberra and the Northern

Territory. It does apply in New

South Wales and Victoria -

just. But elsewhere the impact

on the average family is quite

a bit lower. The greater a

State's reliance on clean

energy and the less energy you

use, the lower your carbon

price hit. That's finance. If

you can't wait for the Olympics

to start, spare a thought for

the people of the host sit yes.

They have been putting up with

traffic difficulties rupgs,

security threats and terrible

weather. The final count down

is on. It seems to have taken

an etern ty to get here but

London's Olympics are four days

away. For Londoners there has

been anger, anxious and some

frustration, along with a good

dose of anticipation.

Australian swimmers have joined

their team-mates in the village

but there has been one spot of

bad news for the team, with one

of Australia's best equestrians

ruled out because of an injury

to his horse. It seems London's

finally got its eye on the

Games. This spectacular arrival

of the torch on London's iconic

ferris wheel signals the lead

up to the Games has hit the

home straight. It was a day for

Australia's swimmers to leave

their Manchester base, join

their team-mates in the village

and get a bag full of new

clothes. Hard to top the Mambo

one from Sydney but I think in

terms of green and gold, this

is by far the best one. Getting uniforms fitted is one of the

most exciting rights of passage

for Olympians. It's amazing. It

hasn't sunk in even yet, even

now that we are at the Games,

at the Olympics. But for former

silver medal Olympian, Shane

Rose, he is out because his

horse Taurus has a leg

injury. You know when you know.

He was watching him and he

wasn't happy. That was probably

the... Thanks very much. His

misfortune opens the door for

Megan Jones and her aptly named

horse All Of A Sudden. There

will inevitably be winners and

losers. There is mixed feeling

about how much benefit there

will be from the Games. This is

the Pet coat Lane market. Hasim

Khan employs 26 people. He says

he is losing ?200 to ?300 a

week because traffic problems

are keeping customers away. The

traffic is madness. But another

trader down the lane is a convert. I was quite negative

but actually, the last few

days, there are lots of tourist

have come to London and they

are coming down the market and

spending money. It can only do

good. The only consensus might

be that everybody of everybody

just wants the Games to begin.

There was a sombre moment here

today with a memorial held to

mark the deaths of Israeli

athletes at the Munich Olympics

on this day 40 years ago. The

anniversary came as Israeli authorities expressed concern

their athletes might again be

targets. They say there is

heightened vigilance as a

result of the suicide bombing

at a Bulgarian

resort. Australian golfer, Adam

Scott's dream run at the

British Open has ended in a

nightmare. Scott faltered in

the final round, giving up a

4-stroke lead in the last four

holes to hand a 1-stroke

victory to Ernie Els. He

started the day 6 shots behind

and felt numb as he watched

Scott's meltdown. It's hard to

pinpoint what went wrong. This

is where his collapse began,

clear by 4, with 4 to play, he

produced a wayward approach on

15. COMMENTATOR: That as the

first green he's missed since

the 6th hole. On the next,

Scott's confidence took another

hit. That is purely nerves. In

a flash, with the magnitude of

the occasion, Scott shot into

17 went long and the wheels

were looking shaky. All of a

sudden the body feels

different. Oh, he's buried. Now

tide for the lead, it was

cringe worthy. Scott's drive

found the bunker, aptly known

as a grave. This was the part

which the 32-year-old needed to

avoid the same fate as Greg

Norman in the Masters. Adam

Scott will be scarred for

life. I'm very disappointed but

look I played so beautifully

for most of the week. I

certainly shouldn't let this

bring me down. If there was any

consequence solution, it was

Ernie Els waiting in the wings,

starting the day 6 back, he

finished 7-under and win by

1. A wondrous shot in the final

green. I file for Adam Scott,

you know. He's a great friend

of mine and this is my time for

some reason. That's golf, isn't

it? It's Ernie Els's fourth

win. Cyclist Bradley Wiggins

has made history, becoming the

first British rider to win the

Tour de France. Wiggins's Sky

team dominated the race,

claiming the top two positions

over all and six stage wins.

Defending champion, Australian

Cadel Evans finished 7th but

has immediately quashed any

suggestion of retirement. James

Bennett reports from Paris.

COMMENTATOR: The Sky train is

all set to roll at one

kilometre to go. Such was

Bradley Wiggins strangle hold

in the Tour de France, in the

final stage he was content to

play the the role of team hepar

for Mark Cavendish. Mark

Cavendish gets four out of four

wins in the last four years in

Paris! A day to soak in,

yesterday. Today Wii had to concentrate on the lead out. It

was a different focus. Now I'm

just trying to go with the flow

again, getting pulled left and

right and not real at the

moment. The 32-year-old made

his name on the track, winning

gold medals in the pursuit and

team pursuit at the 2004 and

2008 Olympics. But the yellow

jersey was something he had

dreamt of since age 12. The

goal he and team-mates like

Australian Richie Porte have

worked tirelessly to

achieve. People don't see the

six weeks we do at altitude. We

worked hard for this. I think

we worked harder than any other

team. You know, certainly going

to enjoy the champagne tonight.

The ecstasy for some is agony

for others. Cadel Evans below

his best and plagued by illness

in the latter part of the race

was clearly disappointed in his

7th place but has vowed to come

back stronger. What we don't

get this year, we go for next

year. I've got plenty in the

tank. I know I'm not the

youngest rider but I didn't let

it bother me when I was

young. GreenEDGE might not have

clinched stage win but

nonetheless were just as proud

to soak up the atmosphere. It's

been a great adventure and

proud to be part of Australia's

first Tour de France team. The

last rider finished four hours behind Bradley Wiggins. This

parade is a chance for every

rider to celebrate the

achievement that is finishing

the Tour de France. Of the 12

Australians who started this

year's race, nine completed all

3,479 kilometres to finish.

It's been a rollercoaster

year, but the Canberra Raiders

are seeking consistency as they

make a late challenge for a

finals spot. A week after a

humiliating loss at home, the

Raiders ran rampant yesterday,

scoring six tries to one to

stun the Sharks 36-4. The win

has left Canberra equal with

four sides. It's an old cliche,

one week at a time that. Is

highly applicable for our team

considering the polarized

performances we have seen from

us. The Raiders take on a

Newcastle side in Canberra on

Sunday. A novel set in the

rural show jumping circuit of

prewar New South Waleses has

won the Prime Minister's

Literary Award for fiction. It

covers family tragedy to the

life of manning Clarke. For the

first time there has been an

award for poetry. For Gillian

Mears, it's a tale she has

wanted to tell from an early

age. Before MS confined the awe

a authorise to a wheelchair,

she spent much of her life in a

horse's saddle. My childhood

was ruled by horses. I've got a

deep love of horses. In

particular, as a child I jumped

horses. Winner of the fiction

prize, 'Foal's Bread' focus on

the show jumping circuit before

World War II. It's a doomed

love story, laden with triumph

but ultimately

tragedy. Personal tragedy

helped shape Robert Newton's

novel which won the prize for

young adult fiction. His father

died when Robert was halfway

through his story about two

brothers embarking on a road

trip to escape a broken

home. There is a bit of my own story. It has attracted a

record number of entries. For

the first time there's a prize

for poetry. Poetry is like the

culture thinking out loud at

its purist form. From poetry to

biography, Mark McKenna spent

seven years writing and

researching the life of manning Clarke. It's the tension

between coming close to a

person and maintaining distance

is one of the challenges

of. The $80,000 prize makes meeting that challenge all a

bit sweeter. It's a great

thrill, great honour. I'm overwhelmed. It will take

probably until later this

evening to believe it's

happened. It's a stroke of good

fortune, something dropping out

of the Sky like that. A good

reason to celebrate Australia's

literary triumphs. Turning to

the weather now. We have had a

lovely sunny winter's day. We

have reached a top of 14

degrees. It stayed dry after a

morning temperature of 1

degree. Currently about 6. Pleasant temperatures on the

coast, too:

It's mostly clear over the

eastern half of the country,

while a change is bringing

heavy cloud from the west. The

high pressure system is losing

strength and moving to the east

and a told front will bring us

a change in conditions later on

this week. There will be some more showers in Sydney

tomorrow, but all the other

capitals will have a mix of sun

and cloud.

Before we go, a brief look at

our top story. A prominent

Canberra businessman has been

charged with murdering his 89-year-old neighbour,

prominent cricketer and Terrrence Freebody, a former

businessman. That's the news

for now. Stay with us for

'7:30' with Leigh Sales. Thanks

for your company. Goodnight.

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Welcome to 7.30. I'm Leigh

Sales. Tonight - a bitter pill.

Are some anti-depressants

contributesing to problem

gambling? I made an $80,000 bet

on a game of tennis. I thought

I'd feel upset but 'cause of

the medication I was on, I

didn't feel much at all. And -

back on track. Convicted drug

cheats given a second Olympic

chance. To be able to give them

a lifeline pack into sport

means that they're much more

likely to give us more

intelligence that leads us to other doping violations. You might remember our

recent harrowing story of

Adelaide mother Leanne Scott

sent to jail for up to six

years after stealing from her

employer to feed her poker

machine addiction. Tonight, we

have a disturbing follow-up to

that tale. There's growing

concern that a popular