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Live. Tonight - cruising to

victory. Australian sailors

celebrate gold. We were just

enjoying the moment and you

know it was actually really

good fun. On the defence. The

Minister justifies Australia's

military links with the US.

Brand management. Would an ALP

campaign by any other name be

more successful? People will

do their local pamphlets the

way they want to do them. A

window on the past. The

photograph tick treasure trove

that lay undiscovered for

nearly a century. Good evening,

Craig Allen with ABC News.

Unassailable, that was the lead

Australians Nathan Outteridge

and Iain Jensen took into the

49ers final race. The pair breezed around the Olympic

course in what was effectively

a ceremonial cruise before

collecting a gold medal already

firmly in their grasp. Philip

Williams reports from

London. This was gold in the bank, Nathan Outteridge and

Iain Jensen had dominated their

division to is such an extent

they could bask in Britain's

summer sun having clinched top

spot days earlier. The sailing

team is now looking to provide the ballast to Australia's

medal tally. Two gold already

and the chance of more to come.

Mary Gearin spent the week in

Weymouth. What this occasion

for in satisfaction. lacked in surprise it made up

(APPLAUSE). Nathan Outteridge

and Iain Jensen could now

officially celebrate.

(Cheering). It might have been

messy, but even Nathan

Outteridge's nanna didn't

mind. It is unbelievable. He

deserves it. Out ridge and

Jenson went into the medal race

it such an unassailable lead

they had to cross the start

line to win. Effectively they

did a victory lap. It was a bit

strange. We'd already won and

we were just enjoying the

moment and it was actually

really good fun. The two are childhood friends from Lake

Macquarie in NSW. With all the

family and supporters, on this

night there was a little piece

of Lake Macquarie in Weymouth. I don't know what is

left there at the moment. The

boys have been together since

they were knee how to a grass

Hopper basically. They've been

great mates. They sailed

against each other, with each

other, the whole thing has been

that way. Or Nathan Outteridge

this achievement is all the

more remarkable givens of in a near fatal car accident seven

years ago. It is also a chance

to put to bed the talk about

that day in Beijing when his

boat capsized on his way to an

almost certain gold medal. I

can't go more than 10 minutes

without someone asking me about

that. Nathan has pretty

shattered after that as you can

imagine. He was so determined

to get back there and to go out

this time and prove to himself

as well as everybody else that

co-do it. Nothing is certain in

sailing and anything could

happen. We were just so

relieved the other day when he

got unit beatible lead. Today

has been party day all day.

It's been great. In the three

years Nathan Outteridge and

Iain Jensen have been pared

they've won three World

Championships and now an

Olympic gold. They hope the

legacy goes well beyond

London. I hope it encourages a

lot of people to get into the

sport. It is often spoken of

as a rich man's sport and I'm

pretty sure if you ask anyone

in the team it is definitely

not the case. We do for the

love of the sport. That's what

the Olympics is all about. The

party may not be over yet. The

men's 470s' crew need to finish

at worst one place behind Great

Britain in the medal race and

it will win gold. The women's

match races are into the

semifinals. One more gold

could be a high-water mark for

Australian Olympic

sailing. Sally Pearson and Anna

Meares have been soaking up

their success in London.

Friends and family of the

track-and-field athletes

gathered for a special function

to celebrate the medal haul so

far. It was an opportunity for

Cathy Freeman, the country's

last gold winner on the track

to, congratulate the stars of

the new generation. Here's

Emma Alberici. Last time Sally

Pearson and Anna Meares made

news together it didn't feel

nearly as good as this. I get

to share the front page with

Sally Pearson. I'm going to get

her to sign that. That's what

it means to me. In Beijing both

won silver on the same day.

This time they did one better,

satisfying a nation's desperate

hunger for gold. To be able to

win gold for your country is

something really special. I'm

glad the Australian team got

behind both of us last night

and really Barracked for us and

we both came out with a win

which is amazing. It is not for

lack of trying that the team's

not winning medals. These are

people who have busted their

butt for four years and sack

fiezed a lot and believe me it

hurts when you can't

perform. Sally Pearson. The

night after the night before

Sally Pearson finally collected

her shiny prize. Sally

Pearson. This was the first

time Sally Pearson watched her

race back, surrounded by

friends and family at a special

function to honour the

athletics team. The win in the

100 metre hurdles was a first

for Australia on the track

since Cathy Freeman won gold in

the 400 metre final in Sydney

in 2000. 12 years later, Cathy

Freeman preferred to be just another face in the crowd.

Time for a new generation of

stars to shine. I'm just so

glad that everyone can come

today and really celebrate with

us and all our achievements.

I'm glad I was earlier in the

program so I can relax and

watch the other guys as wealth. As Australia's athletes

were out celebrating, Saudi

Arabia made history here as the

country watched its first woman

compete in track-and-field at

an Olympic Games. 19-year-old

Sarah Attar was covered head to

toe as she finished last in a

women's 800 metre heat,

hundreds of spectators rose to

give her a standing

ovation. The defending champion

Steve Hooker is through to the

pole vault final. The

competitors refused to attempt

the automatic qualifying height

and insisted 14 rather than 12

went through to the final.

Officials eventually agreed.

Duncan Huntsdale roars. The

qualifying got off to an

explosive start. Has he hurt

himself? I don't think he has.

After an unconvincing lead-up

to London, Steve Hooker

comfortably cleared 5 metres 50. Hooker air important and

over. And was then a key member

in a pole vaulters' union which

decided the 14 remaining

competitors should go through

to the final. It is not the

first time I've done this in

major competition. We've had

enough we're going off. Why

waste our energy today it is

all about Friday night. We're

all good mates out there and

want to have as many guys in

the final. In the 200 metres it

was third time lucky for

American Alison Felix who was

second at the previous two

Olympics. The Boomers enjoyed

royal support as they faced up

to the kings of world

basketball. Australia dared to

dream as it drew to within

three points of the US early in

the third-quarter. Joe Ingles

lights it up. The American

superstars put on a clinic in

the final term winning the

quarterfinal 119-86. Very good

athleticism. The Sharks

challenged water polo gold

medal favourite Serbia before

losing 11-8. Edwina

Tops-Alexander finished in 20th

place in the show-jumping. Oh,

that could be it. Caroline

Buchanan lived up to her world

number 1 ranking in BMX. She's

got the best time. Some others

weren't having the best

time. Oh, she caught that

nasty. The under for giving

circuit provided its share of

headaches on the opening day of

competition. In today's action

the Opals will try to do what

Australia's men couldn't and

beat the US in basketball for a

shot at the gold. The

Kookaburras guest for hockey

gold hinges on the semifinal

against Germany and Usain Bolt

will have countryman Yohan

Blake in his sights as he tries

to add the 200 metres to his

100 title. I'm Philip Williams

in London. That's all for now

at the Olympic Stadium. In

breaking news, Australia's continued its gold medal rush

on the water. It's still early

on day 13 of the Olympic Games,

but already Australia's got a

gold in the bag. A short time

ago the Australian dye kayak

team won the K 41,000 final.

Here are the last stages of

that race. . COMMENTATOR:

All trying to close Australia

down. With 50 metres to go

Australia are going to win the

gold medal in the men's K 4.

Five metres, 10 metres, gold

medal for Australia. At Eton

Dorney. Yes. Australia have

made history in the men's K 4.

What a performance. The

Defence Minister has lashed out

at claims that Australia's

military links to the United

States are too close. Stephen

Smith says the growing access

given to the US Marine Corps

contributes to regional peace

and he says in no way does it compromise Australia's

relationship with our biggest

trading partner. Philippa

McDonald reports. In Darwin

American heavy weights were

talking up the next phase of

the marine deployment to our

north. There's lots of reason

for two responsible nations to

partnership together which is

exactly what we're

doing. There's increasing

debate as to how independent

Australia is when it comes to

balancing its two most

important relationships. It has

signed up to a new emerging

military alliance that the

United States is putting

together and despite the

denials, it is clearly aimed at China. There's growing

criticism that Australia is too

close to Washington. The

presumption has been that the

foreign policy of Australia is

somehow synonymous with the

foreign policy of the United

States. Today the Defence

Minister was hitting

back. Australia makes

independent foreign policy and national security judgments and

we do that in our national

interest. Stephen Smith

acknowledges it is crucial for

peace and stability that

America and China get along. Australia encouraging

both the United States and

China to have a positive and

constructive relationship. We

don't want to see strategic

competition between those two

superpowers. US-China is about

an economic relationship as

much as a geopolitical one.

Don't think second Cold War, I

think G 2. Stephen Smith says

he's not about to back way from

granting the US greater naval

and aerial access here. In a

sign of the times, some Labor

MPs seeking re-election appear to have binned their

brand. They're distribute

beauting political pamphlets

that don't make no reference to

Julia Gillard and don't even

mention the word Labor. Kerrin

Binnie reports. Labor holds

with a raiser thin margin.

Nice to see you. Michelle

Roland was elected in 2010 I'm

very proud to be Labor. I

don't shy away from it at all.

I wear it as an absolute badge

of honour. But that badge of

honour hasn't made it into all

of the material sent to her

electorate. Things that I pay

for myself will have Labor

branding on them but because of

the situation with entitlements

being approved, you can't

actually advertise for

party-political purposes. The

entitlement rules for MPs and

Senators do allow a political

party logo to appear on

electronic and printed material

as long as it is not coupled

with the Commonwealth Coat of

Arms. You'll actually see

most people won't have any political branding on

it. Another is the Special

Minister of State Gary

Gray. Imagine what we can

achieve with three more

years. He's taken to the local

silver screen. His party

colours are there but the word

Labor doesn't rate a mention. A

new access road for mandra. The

Prime Minister doesn't have a

problem with it. People will do

their local pamphlets the way

they want to do them. Not all

Labor MPs with air brushing

their end braking. Some

coalition websites ares less

than clear. Labor's national

secretary says MPs aren't being

being told to avoid identifying

their party and expect the logo

to feature prominently in the.

It is front and centre in the

coalition's policy branding the

brand rotten. The AC. It has

had a bad run of deathings and

injuries on construction sites recently but the Greens say

they have a plan to address the

problem. In a preelection

pledge the party has promised

millions to improve safety on

building sites and address

workplace bullying. The plan

has found unlikely

backing. Since December, four

people have died in workplace

accidents, three of them on

construction sites The fact

we've had four deaths in the

ACT in the space of less than a

year is completely

unacceptable. We have about

1.3% of construction projects

in the country but account for

10% of fatalities. That's

prompted the Greens pledge to

make Canberra the work safety

capital. If elected, they're

promising a $2 million a year boost to safety and the

training of construction

workers. The money would come

from increasing the existing

levy imposed on construction

projects from 0.2% to 30.3%. It

is a very small cost in terms

of the cost of a billing

project. 0.3. It will have a

really big impact in terms of

money available for training

and skilling up apprentices. Half a million

dollars would also be sent on proactively policing government

construction projects. We can

actually check on contracts and

make sure that we can address

things like champagne

contracting and the like which

again are unacceptable. The

party would also dip into the

ACT's coffers for a

million-dollar clam many down

on workplace bullying. The

plan has been endorsed Friday

the Labor filthiated

construction union. I think

it is well overdue. The

industry as we can see the

facts and figures are and the

tragedy has been played out.

We have to do something about

it. Government having only just

announced a probe into safety

standards, some have accused

the genes of jumping the gun. I

think if you established an

inquiry too look into something

you really should sit back and

wait until the results of that

inquiry are through before you

make decision I think it has

been clearly a reaction to

what's been gone on rather than

say a wealth thought out policy

over a period of

time. Knee-jerk or not, for

some any change will still be

too late. Eastern China is

reeling from the impact of a

third typhoon in just five

days. Thousands of homes were

destroyed as rivers swollen by

typhoon Haikui torrential rains

burst their banks and swept

through towns and villages.

Emergency services were kept

busy rescuing residents trapped

by the wild conditions which

caused major disruptions to

road and air travel. In part

of the Philippines there was a

brief break in the rain which

has disrupted the lives of

millions of people. It allowed

rescuers to help some of those

cut off by floodwaters.

Elsewhere, the rain continued

and it is feared there are more

floods to come. China has been

captivated by a murder case

which reaches the highest

levels of the Communist party.

The wife of a man one touted as

a possible future leader of

China could face the death

penalty if convicted of

poisoning a British

businessman. The trial is

threatening to expose a bitter

political feud inside the

ruling party. Today it was

revealed the defendant will not

contest the charges. As China correspondent Stephen McDonell reports. A large security

cordon surrounded the intermediate People's Court.

Cars were being blocked from

entering the area and knows who

walked in were kept well away.

Gu Kailai had been driven into

the court early in the morning

and there was no sight of her,

her lawyers or family members.

Bo Xilai and his wife Gu Kailai

are both children of Chinese

revolution rehear rows running

a major regional city, the

charismatic Mr Bow had once

looked almost certain to join

the Chinese Cabinet. The nine

member Politburo Standing

Committee. His wife Wa accused

of poisoning a close family

associate, British businessman

Neil Heywood. The supposed

reasons for this are very

murky. The supporters of Bo

Xilai's neo-Maoist faction

inside the Communist Party this

is all a set up. TRANSLATION:

From the beginning this case

has been a trap. They want to

use Bo Xilai's wife's case too

smash him. I just don't believe Gu Kailai would have

killed Neil Heywood. You can

get into trouble speaking out

in front of a Chinese court

especially with the foreign

press in town. As the rain

poured down, it all got pretty

bleak. If it wasn't already

hard enough, to try and cover

this secret trial with no

access at all to proceedings,

we're now stuck outside the

billing in the tail end of a

typhoon. It seems that

everything is conspiring to

keep real knowledge of this

matter behind closed doors.

This court may spare Gu Kailai

the death penalty as a

political trade off for her

husband's faction for going

some of its power. Hallucinations,

delusions and irrational

behaviour, they're the common

signs of schizophrenia. But

there could soon be a way of

diagnosing the disease before

the symptoms become so severe.

It could be as easy as a blood

test. At the moment, there's no

way doctors can diagnose

schizophrenia based on a

physical examination. Instead,

they use psychological testing

and an assessment of the

patients' symptoms. That may

soon change. Scientists at the

University of Newcastle are

working on a blood test to see

if the patient is at risk of

developing mental illness.

Ultimately six we would like to

have a blood test that we could

potentially identify people

with schizophrenia early on

perhaps before they've even

shown more serious side-effects. It would be

really important to target the

families of people who have had

schizophrenia because they

would be the most likely to

show vulnerable for

schizophrenia. Researchers

studied 188 people. 112 of the

samples came from the

schizophrenia research bank.

We looked at tiny RNE molecules

and we looked at how the

expression or how the abundance

of these tiny RNE hes changed They found a large

number of the molecules in one

chromosome. The researchers

also found that some patients with schizophrenia have

particular patterns in their

blood which can predict whether

or not they'll suffer cognitive

problems. This could be useful

for identifying patients which

will have more difficult and poorer outcomes in the

long-term. It might help work

out which patients will respond better to different

medications. It means we can

target their treatment much

better toward their actual

profile because not all

schizophrenia patients are the

same. Scientists now plan to do

a larger trial on a few hundred

patients before the test can be

used in hospitals. Sophie

Scott, ABC News. They lay

hidden in a French attic for

nearly a century but now a

collection of photographic

glass plates is giving a unique

insight into how First World

War Diggers relaxed in their downtime. The plates,

equivalent of negatives v been donated to the Australian War

Memorial. The remarkable

images show Diggers posing in a

French village just a few kilometres from the horror of

the Battle of the Somme. This

might just look like an old

chest but it is a treasure

trove of photo negatives from

the First World War. It was

found last year in the attic of

a farmhouse in the French town

of Vignacourt. During the

Battle of the Somme Australians

were there in 1916 and again in

1918. It became a very

important rest area, one of the

main rest areas for

troops. Today more than 800

photographic glass plates were

donated to the War Memorial by

Kerry Stokes. The photos were

taken in 1916 and 1918 and show

Australian Diggers relaxing in

the village just behind the frontline. The photographers

took the images on glass

plates. They then printed them

into postcards. For a couple

of francs each the soldiers

could buy postcards to send

back home. You see them as Australian larrikins larking

around with their friends,

pulling faces, poses. Settling

back into a chair. A moment in

time that wouldn't last thing.

Up to a quarter of the men in these photos were killed or

wounded during the battle of

the Somalia. About 70 images

will be printed to gp on public

display. An exhibition

exploring the permanent experiences of Australian

soldiers on the Western Front will open here at the Australian War Memorial in

November. And the curators

hope visitors will be able to

help identify some of the

Diggers in the photos, allowing

the memorial to put names to

faces captured for posterity. To finance now and

the jobless rate fell in July

from 5.3 to 5.2% as a as a

result of better than expected

employment figures. The

Australian dollar has hit 106

US cents on the strength of the

drop as Alan Kohler reports . There's nothing wrong with

the Australian labour market

thanks for sure. Full-time and

part-time employment both rose

more than expected. Hours

worked are up and most States

saw unemployment go down except

for NSW and Queensland and

national unemployment went down

to 5.2%. The immediate

reaction of the foreign

exchange traders was to assume the reserve wasn't will leave

rates on hold for a while and

in fact if things don't go pear

shaped in Europe rates could be

on hold for a very long time.

The dollar is now sitting at

106 US cents and back above 79

on the index. The other good

news the housing market may

have bot #2078d. This analysis

from Citibank shows approval

are up while actual starts

which naturally lag approval

are still down and should pick

up soon. Part of the reason

for that if not the main reason

is that the price of billing a

house has stopped rising. They

may cost more to heat at the

moment but there's no longer

any residential construction

inflation either for new homes

for materials. Amazing. The

local sharemarket was flat

today with profit results

dominating the action. Telstra

fell more than 2% after the

company reported a 5.4% rise in

profit for the year with final

dividend kept at 14 cents a

share. My other employer, News Corporation, reported a loss of

1.6 billion dollars including a 2.9 billion dollar write-down

of the value of its publishing

assets. Its shares fell 3.2%.

Tabcorp shares fell more than

3% as well after reporting a

36% draft in profit but that

was due to the spin-off of its

casino business. Continuing

operations saw profit include

13%. Rio Tinto went up 3.6%

after last night's 34% cut in

profit and Qantas lost 3% after

yesterday's big speech from the CEO Alan Joyce. Wall Street

and European markets were flat

last night but there was a bit

of action in Asia today with

strong gains in Japan and

Korea. That's finance. Former

Australian Wheat Board boss

Andrew Lindberg has been fined

$100,000 for his role in the

Iraqi foirl wheat program. In

the Victorian Supreme Court he

admitted breaching the

Corporations Act by not telling

the United Nations or the AWB

Board about bribes to the

former Saddam Hussain

government. After the

sentencing, he had a warning

for others. I think in any market, particularly overseas

when you deal with the Third

World countries, I think you

have to be very careful and it

is perhaps easier than you

think to make mistakes. Mr Lindberg has also been banned

from managing a company until

September 2014. Their

backgrounds are anything but

harmonious but at a Canberra

school refugees are being

offered an innovative way of

settling into a new rhythm of

like. As Jessica Nairn reports, Dickson College is

giving free guitar lessons.

The perfect therapy for

teenagers who have had the

toughest start in life. Before

Sahwah came to Australia she'd

barely touched a guitar. The

17-year old was living in a

refugee camp on the Burma and

Thailand border before fleeing

to Australia. She's one of a

dozen refugees students

learning guitar at Dickson

College. The ACT is their

first formal education.

Everything is pretty new to

them. Remember this is string

one. A little bit of theory, a

lot of how to hold a guitar,

how to all the technique

points, how to read guitar

music. Jake Lang teaches the

classes for free providing

students with new skills, not all necessarily taught in the

glass room. Music is a very

therapeutic thing. It's

something they can connect to

personally and with other kids

as well. A sense of belonging

to something and for refugee

students that's very important,

to belong to something.

Around 40 refugee students are

enrolled at the Col limb which

provides several tailored

programs to help them adjust.

Obviously, it is a drug disgel,

it is a challenge and school

can be a huge challenge for

them. The guitar program has

only been running her since the beginning of the year but given

its early success both teachers

and students want the weekly

classes to become a permanent

fixture. It is cool, yeah. I

like it. I think it is very

interesting for me because the music makes people happy. That's something evident

in the faces of these

students. Jessica Nairn, ABC

News, Canberra. To weather

now. Conditions turned wild

this afternoon, didn't they,

after a mostly sunny morning.

It's been windy all day,

peaking at around 40 kilometres

an hour. Officially it stayed

dry in the city rain gauge but we know there were showers

around town and yes, it did

snow in parts as well. That

change has brought some severe

weather conditions to the

south-east region with heavy

seas along the NSW coast as

well. Pretty windy everywhere

at the moment but milder

overnight temperatures. The

windiest weather was in Hobart

and Melbourne today, up to 135

kilometres an hour at Wilsons

promontory in southern

Victoria. Sydney and Brisbane

were fine and warm today. A

band of cloud is sweeping

across the State and there's

heavy cloud associated with a deepening low in the Tasman.

That's going to make for windy

conditions and big swells up

and down the coast. A high

moving into position over the

middle of the country.

Tomorrow the showers and windy

weather will move to Sydney.

Brisbane will also have a windy

day for the Ekka and there will

be showers in Melbourne and in

Hobart. The showers will be

patchy but pretty much widespread through our area.

It will be windy and cooler at

the bay, just 15 degrees down

there. The bureau is forecasting substantial

snowfalls in higher parts.

Before we go a brief recap

of our top store try tonight.

Australia has won another gold

medal on the water. In the

past hour the Australian kayak

team of Jacob Clear, Tait

Smith, Murray Stewart and David

Smith won the K 4, 1000 final. That's the news for now. You

can keep up to date 24 hours a

day on ABC Online. Stay with

us now for 7.30 with Leigh

Sales. Closed Captions by

Welcome to 7.30. Tonight,

bleak future. The young people

missing out on Australia's jobs boom. I'm out there trying

almost every day to find a job.

Sometimes I do fear like oh my

God I don't have a job. What

am I going to do? What am I

going to do? Campbell Newman

takes the knife to Queensland's

public service. There's a

short-term gain but a major

long-term loss. And waste not,

want not. The restaurant that

would rather close than see

food wasted. She wants to help

the planet and educate the

planet. Their. This Program

is Captioned Live. Today's

unemployment figure of 5.2%

paints a picture of a healthy

reflect the soaring youth economy. That number doesn't

unemployment in this country.

In some parts of Australia