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Tonight - Fairfax's top level

cleanout. Three senior editors

call it quits. The struggle for

another asylum seeker political compromise after

tragedy. That compromise is

still well and truly on the

table and I'm open to further discussions. Wild celebrations greet Egypt's first democratically elected

President. 19 years on a Sydney

man acquitted of his parents'

hur der. I'm happy to be going

home a free man. That's all I

want to do, go home. Craig

Allen with ABC News. There was

an editorial exodus from

Fairfax Media today as the

Government began to implement

the shake up. In what were

coordinated announcements, the

Morning Herald' called their editors of age age and 'Sydney

staff together this morning to

tell them they were morning on.

'The Age' Editor-in-Chief, Paul

Ramadge says he supports the

changes ha that have cost him

his job. It came as a surprise

to just about everyone in two

of the country's largest news rooms. At simultaneous staff meetings in Sydney and

Melbourne, editors announced

their resignation from 'The

Age' and the 'Sydney Morning

Herald'. You don't get much

bigger than losing your editors

of your two main daily

titles. Paul Ramadge told staff

he was leaving with mixed

feelings but that the paper

needed to change in light of

digital competition. At the

'Sydney Morning Herald', the

paper's first female editor

Amanda Wilson and Editor-in-Chief, Peter Fray

also stood down. They were

going to change to such an

extent, it was unacceptable to

the editors. They were told

Sean Aylmer would take over in

a role of combined editor of

'Sydney Morning Herald' and

'The Sun' and the website. It

has to be unsettling. Everyone up there knows we have to

change, we have to adapt to the

new world. The company says its

new style newspapers and

websites will continue serving

local news interests. All

around the country we are very

aware of geographic sensibility. Fairfax is only

the sum of its parts. It will

announce a new combined editor

for 'The Age' and its website

tomorrow and staff will find

out more about structural

changes on Wednesday. There is

still no end to the political

impasse on border protection,

despite the deaths of 90 asylum

seekers off Christmas Island

last week. The Prime Minister

says she is willing to

negotiate but hasn't contacted

Tony Abbott and neither is he talking about any compromise.

With the leaders apparently

still poles apart, Labor ral

and Liberal back benchers have

had talks with crossbenchers to

find their own solution. On

this issue, there are no easy

answers. Will there be any

chance on a deal for asylum

seekers this week? Are you

prepared to negotiate with the

Government. Sometimes there

isn't any answer at all. Are

you comfortable with the way things are at the moment, do

you think you have worked hard

enough to come up with a

bipartisan solution? Some

coalition MPs think the answer

is no. They want Tony Abbott to

adopt a less hard line

approach. My party knows where

I stand on this position. Those

who you would expect not to be comfortable with the policy

have expressed the same views

for over 10 years. So there is

consistency and extraordinary

unity of the vast majority in

the coalition party room. The

coalition has propose add

compromise to open Nauru but

only if it opened up to the

so-called Malaysia solution. That compromise is

well and truly on the table and

I'm open to further

discussions. In other words,

further pull situate changes

are possible. I'm trying to say

we should get further along, we

should be working across the

Parliament. Labor has launched

an internal review into the

search and rescue effort into

last week's tragedy. The Greens

are wondering whether the response would be different if

a yacht was sinking. Do we

apply the same standards as we

do to refugee boats as any

other boat. A life at sea is a

life at sea. The ABC has

learned back benchers from both

major parties met with key

crossbenchers today. They

discuss add bipartisan approach

and will meet again later in

the week. Mass celebrations in

Cairo's Tahrir Square have

greet the election of Muslim Brotherhood candidate, Mohammed

Morsi as the country's first

freely-elected President. There

are worries about how much

power the military caretaker

government will allow the new

leader to have. Anne Barker

reports. The crowds in Cairo's

Tahrir Square went wild as the

news was announced. For days,

Mohammed Morsi's supporters

kept vigil, convinced he had

won but fearful the Military

Council would deny him the

presidency. After a three-day

delay, the jubilant crowd

celebrated their change. It was

a big surprise and big

happiness. It's the end of an

era for the most populous Arab

country. But the narrow win has

left millions of Egyptians in

despair, nervous about what an

Islamist leader will mean for

their future. SCREAMING The

election result would have been

unimaginable, even 18 months

ago. The Muslim Brotherhood for

decades was banned under Hosni

Mubarak's regime. Mohammed

Morsi himself has spent time in

jail. Now the 60-year-old

US-trained engineer is Egypt's

first freely-elected President.

But he has vowed to rule for

all Egyptians, including

Christians and secular voters.

TRANSLATION: To everybody, I

would like to say thank you for

your choice. Thanks to you all

and God's will, I am President

for all Egyptians, wherever

they may be. It's unclear,

though, how much power the new

President will have. The ruling

Military Council just this

month gave itself sweeping new

powers and curtailed those of

the President. Meaning Mohammed

Morsi may in reality have to

answer to the Generals. In

Brisbane, a 38-year-old man

accused of murdering his

7-month-old baby at the weekend

was remand in the custody

today. David fisher wasn't required in court and didn't

have to enter a plea. Holding

his young son, he plunge from a

bridge into the Logan River on

Saturday. The baby's body was

found 1.5 kilometres

downstream. The boy's distraught mother has post add

short tribute to her son

online. Police say the accused

man has a clean record. He will

be back in court again next

movement In Sydney a Court of

Appeal has exonerated a man

serving a life sentence for

stabbing to death his parents

and brother. By a margin of two

to one, the court acquitted

Jeffrey Gilham and order he not

face a re-trial. His supporters

wept in court about others have

vowed to fight on. Flanked by

family and friends, Jeffrey

Gilham entered court hoping his

19-year ordeal was about to

end. He emerged a free

man. This has been a horrendous

experience. In August 19193,

police were called to this waterfront Sydney home which

was well alight. Inside the

23-year-old admitted he stabbed

his brother Christopher to

death. Is this the knife you

stabbed your brother with? Yes,

it is. He said he only acted

after discovering his brother

murdered their parents and set

them on fire. Jeffrey Gilham

was convicted of plan

slaughter. The case was

reopened and in 2009 he was con

viketed of his parents' murders. The Crown allege there

was only one killer as all

three were stabbed in the same

frens id style. But the Court

of Appeal quashed the conviction last conviction last December. Today

the same court had to decide

whether Jeffrey Gilham should

be tried for a third time. I

have conclude add new trial

should be ordered. But the two

other judges ruled against of a

retrail. Because of the

wrongful admission of evidence

relating to what was claimed to

be similarity in the pattern of

knife wounds. The convictions

was also undermined by was also undermined by a

forensic expert who concluded

Christopher Gilham was alive

when the fire started. When the

ruling was confirmed, his

friends and family wept in

court. I am very happy to be

going home a free man. That's

all I want to do, go home. This

may not be the last court

appearance for Jeffrey Gilham.

His uncle Tony has vowed to

seek leave to appeal in the High

High Court. Tony Gilham

criticised the DPP for not

contesting the appeal more

vigorously. I would like to say

to him it's not over yet. But

Jeffrey Gilham's wife it's safe

to tell their children their

father is not going back to

jail. In Adelaide, a coroner

has criticised Woolworths for

poor maintenance of its

supermarket trolleys. He was

investigating the death of an

elderly woman at a shopping

centre. 76-year-old Irmgard

Polklaser suffered internal

injuries while her husband fell

on her on a shopping centre

travelator. He lost control of

a heavily laden trolley with a

missing brake pad. The coroner

found Woolworths failed to

maintain its trolley fleet and

it had happened before. The The

ACT coroner said police did

nothing wrong when they shot a

mentally ill man at Waniassa

last year. He lunged at police

with a knife and meat cleaver.

The inquest heard Mr Doherty The inquest heard Mr Doherty

had spent a night drinking

after becoming angry when his ex-partner accidentally sent

him a text message meant for

someone else. Elizabeth Byrne

was in court for the finding. Police were called

after Mr Doherty threatened his

ex-partner, telling her he

loved her but would have to

kill her. Police tried to

negotiate with him but were

forced to retreat when he

pursued them down the street, lunging at them with the

weapons before he was shot.

Coroner Lorraine Walker found

Mr Doherty suffered mental

illness for most of his life.

On the night his reason was

overcome. She found no

unreasonable actions by police

contributed to the death. Coroner Walker has recommended

police and mental health

workers develop a protocol for

similar situations. She has

urged a current trial where a mental health worker is

embedded in the police unit be

expanded. Mr Doherty's parent

and other family members were

in court for the findings after

several weeks of hearings. A

court has heard bouncers

antagonised a man who later

died after a night out Crown

Casino. Anthony dunk was pinned

to the floor last year. He died

four days later. Today his

friends told the court the

bouncers were also threatening

and abusive towards them.

Matthew and son and his

partner Olivia Ferguson had

been at the casino with a

friend who was asked to leave

because he was drunk. It was

here near the roulette table

that 40-year-old Anthony dunk

was tackled to the ground. He

died four days later.

Mr Anderson testified while Mr

Dunning was drunk and swearing,

the bouncers had antagonised

him as they led him from the

venue. The court heard the

situation escalated when Ms

Ferguson slapped him after she

heard him say something

inappropriate. Tran restrained

her on the floor and her

partner was also forced down. Mr Anderson testified his face

was forced into the carpet and

he heard one bouncer say: He

said the bouncers also abused

his partner,: Under

questioning, Ms Ferguson was

accused of trying to justify

what was termed her violent

slap of one of the bouncers.

She denied she hit him as hard

as she could and added she had

never slapped anybody before.

She said she was devastated by

Mr Dunk's death. 27-year-old

Matthew Lawson is charged with manslaughter while the other

five bouncers are accused of

assault. The hearing continues.

A consulant report says the

property market is reflecting

Australia's two-speed economy. BIS Schrapnel says the next

three years will be tough for

the southern states while the

mining boom will lift prices

elsewhere. Finance

correspondent, Phillip Lasker.

There are few things that play

on the national feel good

factor more than the price of

property. We think we are in

for a period of return to

growth. Good news for some

capital cities where prices are

forecast to rise at reasonable

rates above inflation over the

three years to mid 2015. The

mining boom will help Perth,

Brisbane and Darwin. Sydney

will be boosted by a chronic

housing shortage and previously

stagnating prices but it's

moderate. We have seen the end

of the boom years we have seen

over the past decade with

strong asset appreciation. You

won't get that again. BIS

Schrapnel says prices will rise

less than the inflation rate in

the southern States. Adelaide

and Hobart will be hurt by a

lack of population brot.

Melbourne is the victim of

oversupply as is Canberra. But

the optimists have faith in

lower interests. I've been

watching the property market

for 30 years. I've never seen a

time when people don't respond

to falling interest

rates. There are forces like

Europe's debt problems acting

in the other direction. If

people don't have the

confidence to spend a couple of

hundred dollars in a retail

store , their propensity to

spend money on a home will be a

lot less. Slow and steady seems

to be the new sign of the

times. To finance now. The

local share market was down

again today. But as Alan Kohler

reports, the Australian dollar

is trading steady. Investors

remain in trepidation of the

current debt crisis. The All

Ords index fell half a per

although media companies

Fairfax and Seven West went

backwards. It doesn't have

direct relevance to Australia

and its bulk exports. It's a

good barometer of how the

global economy is looking O

that basis it's looking stormy.

Since the beginning of March

the index has fallen 20% and

showing no signs of finding a

bottom especially after last

week's economic data. There is

good news ought out of all this. As a result of the

tumbling oil price, the petrol

price has fallen to a 17-month

low and is expected to fall

another five cents within a

fortnight. Lydia Lassila week I

had a chart of US public death

versus European debt and it

showed American debt is higher.

Here is a long-term history,

right back to 1790. And the

future according to two scenarios. Current spending

which is the one that shoots up

like a rocket and if existing

legislation takes effect at the

end of the year. Both are roads

to ruin. The first for obvious

reasons. The second, to get

that reduction would require a

recession. Somewhere in the

middle would be good, leaving

debt at around the second world

war level. All stocks rose on

Friday. The Australian dollar

is trading steady, just above

parity but the 12-month trend

appears to be down in line with

falling commodity prices.

That's finance. It's the

greatest single radioactive can contamination of the ocean in

history. For the fishermen of

Fukushima, it could spell the

end of their industry while

boats are going out, their

catches are being withheld from

sale and are being sent for

scientific analysis. Mark

Willacy joined one fishing boat

off the shattered Fukushima

nuclear plant. As the old

maritime verse goes, red sky at

morning, sailors take warning.

It's too late for these crews.

The operator of the nuclear plant repeatedly ignored

warnings about a tsunami. Now

their way of life has been

poisoned by the melt

downs. TRANSLATION: It's

impossible for the industry to

recover in my lifetime. Who

will buy our fish? From his

boat off the coast, Akira Kaya

witnessed one of the reactor

buildings explode. Now

everything he hauls from the

sea is sent to a laboratory

rather than the market. We are

only 20 kilometres from the Fukushima nuclear plant.

Because of the southerly

current, these are some of the

most contaminated waters. These

fishermen are particularly

concerned about radioactive

caesium which has a half life

of about 30 years. TRANSLATION:

Of course I'm an degree with

Tepco. I'm a fisher manned and

I've lost my income. It's not

just the fishermen of Fukushima

worried about what they catch.

Last month 15 bluefin tuna

hooked off the US coast were

found to be full of caesium.

Back at port, the fish is

sorted by species before being

sent to the lab. TRANSLATION:

The fish are still dangerous.

Last week we tested fish from

40 kilometres out and nearly

one-third were above the contamination safety

limit. What about these fish

from our expedition 20

kilometres out? The ABC was

later told a quarter of the

catch was above the maximum

radiation limit. One fish had

contamination levels 16 times

what's considered safe. If you

ask the Government, fixed speed

cameras are about preventing

serious road crashes but it

seems a growing number of

Canberra drivers are crashing

near them. The ACT Opposition

has obtained figures comparing

crash rates before and after

cameras were installed. The

average number of accidents

across nine sites jumped from

39 to 55 per year. Around fixed

speed cameras, we slam on the

brakes and do things they

wouldn't otherwise do. There

are questions to be asked about

how effective speed cameras

are. We have seen a 10%

increase in reported accidents

across the ACT over the last

12-18 months. The reason is the

reason is an online crash

reporting system. The figures

show the cameras are about

revenue not safety. But the

Government says revenue has

dropped by $5 million over the

past four years but it's

reviewing how the cameras are

used. Diabetes is three times more common in indigenous people than other Australians.

With complications like dieb

ethic blindness rife in many communities. One of the

problems has been bet didding

eye specialists out to

indigenous areas. But

technology is about to change

all that, as Sophie Scott

reports. These patients in the

Northern Territory are getting

their eyes tested by some of

Australia's leading

opthalmologists in Melbourne.

They are beamed back to eye

doctors in Victoria. They diagnose conditions and draw up treatment plans to be

implemented by local aboriginal

health workers. Our expect

tacial is that we will be able

to manage their eyes in the

continuous basis better so that

we can reduce their risk of

developing vision loss and

blindness. Retinal disease in

diabetics is the cause of

blindness. We can make a

massive difference. If the

changes are picked up early

enough, there are effective

treatments that can stave off

vision loss. Anything that

allows patients to be screened

effectively and properly

assessed will allow us to do

that. The new system has been

developed by the Fred Hollows Foundation and Melbourne

University. It's based on a

similar scheme set up in the United States to help American

Indians get access to better

healthcare. Proponents say it's

the first trial of its kind in

Australia. It will be a

game-changer in terms of

chronic disease management.

Certainly a game-changer for us

in terms of eye health. By

sending the images immediately,

it means patients won't have to

wait weeks for treatment. We

are looking at using the eye as

the foot in the door to helping

people better manage their

chronic disease. As you know,

chronic disease is a huge healthcare dollar

drain. Doctors will screen 600

indigenous patients over the

next three years. More misery

for the Canberra Raiders today.

Josh Dugan was ruled out for up

to eight weeks with an ankle

injury. The 22-year-old had

been moved from fullback to

five-eighth but the injury in

the final minutes of Saturday's

game will force another move to

the halves. Trevor Thurling has

been sidelined with a shoulder

injury. He will be out for six

to eight weeks. Caroline

Buchanan was announced in the

Olympic time. Chloe Hosking and

Michael Rogers were named in

the road cycling team and

Rebecca Henderson will compete

in the women's mount tan biking

event. England has been knocked

out of the Europe owe 2012 in

the most painful way, a penalty

shootout. Patrick Galloway

reports. 60,000 packed in to

watch England play Italy in a

tournament for the first time

in 10 years. It didn't take

long for the game's first

opportunity. COMMENTATOR: A

wonderful strike. There were a

number of chances in the

opening. This one fell to

combined. A wonderful save. But

it stayed 0-0 throughout. England was

prepared for a penalty shootout. Ashley Young's foot

kick didn't end up as planned.

England lost four of five such

occasions and suddenly the

coolest form of defeat was upon

them again. Sends Italy into

the semifinals! I thought our

defending weighs resolute. I

thought we did well to give

ourselves a chance. Stunning

conditions in Connecticut for

the final round of the PGA

event. Low scoring was a

feature and Bubba Watson didn't

let the gallery down. That's

more like it. Watson potted

four birdies on his way to

13-under but battled his

temper. Mark leash man went one

better to his maiden win. Look

out, pours it right in the

middle. At the European Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel tore

away from the starting line but

the race was won by Fernando

Alonso. Nothing maybe compared

to this one. Connections of

Black Caviar have revealed the

mare pulled up sore after her

win at a Ascot. A decision is likely to be made once she

returns to Australia. Australia

has an enviable record at the

paralympics and once again,

expectations are high as

athletes prepare to head to

London. 161 strong team was

announced before the Prime

Minister and Opposition Leader

at Parliament House. It's the

largest paralympic team

Australia has sent overseas and

it's filled with stories of

superb natural talent and overcoming the odds. Kurt

Fearnley believes it's the most

professional team the nation

has fielded. No matter what

team I've been part of, able

bodied or integral part, you

will not get more impressive

people than the guys we have

got as part of the paralympic

team. Fearnley has won two wheelchair marathons. He says

he never thought the profile of paralympic sport would rise

this high. The ideas of what a

paralympian was, this is full

on. The exposure that we have

got, has moved on from Beijing.

Mr Dozens of politicians

attended the announcement. We

have been building and grinding

way aover the last 12

years. Through injuries,

gruelling fitness tests and countless early morning

training sessions and through

your passion and persistent

hard work, these journeys have

brought you here. Australia has

finished in the top five of the

medal tally in the last four

games, notably topping the

tally in Sydney, a turning

point for disabled sport. We

are good at it. We have got a

sport, you know. We have a

sporting lifestyle. While there

are warnings we might see

significantly fewer Australian

medals in the Olympics, no such

fears exist within the

paralympic team. It was a

pretty bleak morning with cold

temperatures and heavy fog

around Canberra making for a

bloomy start to the day. Once

the cloud burnt off, the

afternoon was lovely and sunny

and up to 15 degrees. Similar

weather across the border after

frosty patches and local fog:

There is heavy cloud over WA

with an offshore low bringing

showers to Perth and just light

cloud over the eastern part of the country. A high pressure

ridge is providing us with

stable, fine weather, plenty of

sunshine in our local region.

That's the news for now. Stay

with us for '7:30' with Leigh

Sales. Thanks for your company.


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Another boat, scores for

death and still Australia's politicians can't agree on a

plan aimed at stopping more

asylum seeker tragedies.

Authorities have now called off

the search for survivors from

last Thursday's sinking of a

boat carrying 200 people. Up to

90 people are believed drowned.

The policy impasse around the

asylum seeker issue is

frustrate ing politicians from

all sides. Today a group of

them met to discuss how to

break the deadlock. Shortly I

will be joined by Scott

Morrison, but first this report

from political editor Chris Uhlmann.

The precise details of this matter still remain unknown.

Another overloaded asylum

boat. There were reportedly 200

people on board this vessel.