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girls, on the Tonight - Australia's golden

track... COMMENTATOR: Sally has

the lead and the dream becomes

reality. And in the Meares is the Olympic velodrome. COMMENTATOR: Anna

champion. Workers vow to fight

on after losing their battle to

stop Qantas using contract

workers. Revealed-the unsavoury

side of the multicull furl

festival There were a couple of

people that had minor issues to

serious issues. 11 years on,

saluting those who created the

legend of Kokoda. Goo even,

Craig Allen with ABC News.

Australia has enjoyed its best

day yet at the London Olympics

with two new golden girls crowned. World champion Sally

Pearson lived up to the

country's huge expectations in

the 100m hurdles final. Setting

a new Olympic record. And

cyclist Meares mers Meares took

on arch rival, Victoria

Pendleton, the home town

favourite to win the sprint. Sally Pearson says she

enjoys being the hunted and was

happy to be the hurdler

everybody had to Pete in the

Olympic final A photo finish

merely delayed the celebration.

Anna Meares story runs deeper.

Medals at to Olympic Games, an

injury and a bitter rivalry

with her opponent. It's the

race that woke Australia. Sally Pearson's athletics club

huddled under blankets at a

Gold Coast home to watch their

girl. Another 80,000 people

packed the Olympic Stadium.

COMMENTATOR: Pearson got a

start. Pearson racing with

Wells. The Australian is in

front. Sally Pearson leads.

Harper is coming at her. Sally

has the lead! But Sally

Pearson's four year wait had

another 30 seconds to run

before gold was hers. I don't

believe it until I see it on

the screen. It came up and

just, oh, a relief. Nothing

hurts at the moment.

Everything's just - I feel I'm

walk og cloud. Anna Meares came

to London to settle a score.

She was second to Britain's

Victoria Pendleton in the

individual sprint in Beijing

and their rivalry has been

fierce. Pendleton was first

over the line in the opening

race but the Brit had strayed into her rival's

way. COMMENTATOR: She was well

inside. For me, that's a

reversal. Wary of her

opponent's strengths, Meares

handed over the lead in the

second sprint. Look at the

speed of Anna Meares. And

backed her own power to come

over the top. It was such a big

victory for me. Bronze in

Athens, silver in Beijing. So

special to step one step higher

this time. 20-year-old Annette

Edmondson added with a bronze

in the omnium, a sport she had

only taken up two years ago. I

came in with high hopes. I

wanted a gold but I was so

happy to come away with a

medal. It's a feeling I've

never felt before. While

Edmondson cherished bronze, the

celebration will continue .

Both girls won silver in 2008.

Two four year later they have

turned their bid to gold. The Australian water polo lost to

the US. There were strong wins

in men's hockey and women's

basketball. The Opals pulled

away from China in the final

quarter to win 75-60 with Liz

Cambage scoring a game-high 17 points. Australia's semifinal

opponent will be the USA who

have won the past four gold medals. We are strong and when

we play together, we are

unstoppable. We've got to be fighting. It's going to be a

big battle and we have to be

ready to go. The Stingers

scored in the final second

against the Americans to take

the game into overtime. The US

then found the net twice to go

through to the gold medal game.

Australia will play off for

bronze against hungry. The

Kookaburras copped a gone full

from Pakistan before winning

7-0. It's a big challenge.

There are 10 of those players

who have a gold medal from

Beijing in their team. Only 11

on the field in a hockey match. The Matthew Belcher and Malcolm

Page is guaranteed of at least

a silver medal. They lead Great

Britain by 4 points. The men's

K 4, 1,000 metres team will

paddle for gold. The 2010 World

Championship, Lauren Mitchell

finished fifth in the floor

final. Usain Bolt moved a step

closer to matching his Beijing

effort of winning the 100, 200m

double. It wasn't anywhere near

as smooth for another champion.

Germany's athlete escaped

serious injury after his

attempt to lift 196 kilograms

went wrong. Australia set for

more gold with Nathan

Outteridge and Iain Jensen just

needing to get to the start

line to win gold. The Boomers

have to beat the dream team in

the quarterfinals of the men's

basketball. That's all for now

from the Olympic Stadium.

Australia's industrial

relations umpire has handed

Qantas a major victory in its

battle with the unions. Fair

Work Australia rejected core

pay demands and calls to

restrict the use of contract

workers. Qantas chief Alan

Joyce confirmed the restructure

means the loss of nearly 3,000

jobs. Here is Phillip

Lasker. It was a good day at

the office for Qantas chief

Alan Joyce. Fair Work Australia

largely found in favour of the

airline in the long-running

battle over worker pay and

conditions which involved last

year's grounding of

aircraft. We always believed

that as we went through the

arbitration process and the

facts were on the table, that the results would be the

appropriate results. The court

rejected a number of key union

demands, including capping of

outsourced jobs. It concluded

that it has not been shown that

current Qantas employees have

been adversely affected by this

practice. Also rejected were

demands to restrict overtime to permanent employees and pay

temporary workers the same as

full-time staff. An angry TWU

promised to fight, threatening

a multi-million dollar campaign

to change the law. Anyone

flying in our airspace, no

matter where they are from,

domestically and

internationally should be

getting paid our pay rates and conditions and training and

security. But there was no talk

of increasing costs here, as

Alan Joyce announced the total

toll of the carrier's

transformation. We estimate

that the equivalent of 2,800

full-time roles are going as a

result of the transformation

initiatives on the taking so far. Leaving the door open for

further cuts. But unions drew

on Qantas's commitment that redundancies could not as a

result of outsourcing. Now the

jobs can't be forced

redundancies. Now it says it's

free to run its business as it

sees fit. Every company they

economically control as a

labour hire company is now able

to take separate industrial

action which can dislocate the

Qantas Jetstar group over the

coming two years. Rough days at

the office ahead. the office ahead. Australia's biggest infrastructure project

is getting more expensive. The

Government estimates it will

take more than $37 billion to

build its National Broadband

Network. $1.5 billion more than

originally thought. Greg

Jennett reports. 3, 2,

1... Launches come... 2, 1, hit

it it. Launches go. And those

building the National Broadband

Network insist it will reach

its promised 12 million properties. So we are all set

to go. But the NBN is growing

bigger and more expensive by

the year. 206,000 kilometres of

fibre up 15%. Total customers

by 2021 up to 8.5 million. The

cost is up from almost $36

billion to $37.4. REPORTER: Can

you rule out future Capex blow

out Would you classify that as

a blowout It's less than 4%. Building techniques will

change, increasing the upfront

cost to the company and a slow

start to its deal with Telstra

has delayed the project by

about six months: While we are

nine months behind in getting

under way, we expect to catch

three months of that. We will

be going as fast as we can. The

race isn't just against its own

benchmarks. An election due

this time next year looms as

something of a deadline.

Malcolm Turnbull sees nothing

in the corporate plan to alter

his view the project can't be delivered. It confirms what we

have been saying all along,

this from project is going to

cost more and more and the

built out at a slower pace. If Malcolm Turnbull and Tony

Abbott were in charge of design

ing the Sydney Harbour Bridge,

that would be one lane. Stephen Conroy insists by the end of

this year, work will have

started or finished on getting

the network past three quarters

of a million properties. Canberra's Multicultural

Festival is renowned for its

food. New Government documents

have revealed a less appealing

side. Five people were

hospitalised after eating

kebabs and almost a dozen

incidents of food poisoning

were reported. Dozens of

Canberra eateries could soon

face court as authorities continue their crackdown on

food hygiene. It's a food

extravaganza where hundreds of

stalls offer cusines from

around the world. From a health

inspector point of view, it is

deemed high risk. We have got

rots of temporary restaurants

operating in temporary

facilities and thousands of

people and temporary heating facilities. Most businesses were doing the right thing.

There are a few businesses we

found had issues ranging from relatively minor issues right through inform serious issues. Documents released

under FOI laws showed five

people were hospitaled. Eight

laboratory confirmed cases of

Salomon he willia a. When you look at the hundreds of

thousands of people and the

amount of food and alcohol

consumed, we do need to keep it

in perspective. Over the past

financial year, 42 food outlets

have been issued prohibition

orders compared to 27 the year

before. Dozens of those could

soon face court with several more cases being prepared for

the DPP. The spike in so-called

critical cases has authorities

baffled. I don't know whether

it's economic pressures or

something else. I A recent

crackdown on food Zephyr ty

laws has seen the dodgy food

businesses publicly named. The

Government has started billing

them the cost of repeated

inspections. In the past, for difficult restaurants we have

had to keep going back and back

and some of the changes weren't

being made. I think we've taken

some of that out now by charging people for those re-inspections. While the

Government is pursuing a scores

on doors policy where

restaurants must display a

rating, any new laws are

unlikely to come into effect

until next year. The Mars

Curiosity rover has sent its

first colour picture of the

surface of the Red Planet as

engineers continues to check

and unpack its system. A camera

has been switched on to capture

part of the horizon, adding

more detail to black and white shots already received.

Tomorrow engineers will start

to raise a new transmitter and

establish new data links

between the rover and earth.

After the rush of excitement

during the landing, NASA is

taking its time and the rover

is not expected to start moving

for another two weeks. Weakened

by high profile defections, the

Syrian Government has received

a message of solidarity from

Iran. The Iranian security

chief held talks with President

Bashar al-Assad declaring Syria

as part of an axis of

resistance. They are trying to

release more than 40 of its

citizens. Fighting is

continuing to rage across the country, including the largest

city, Aleppo. Rebels there are

reportedly holding out against

a government attack but are

having trouble maintaining

ammunition and other supplies.

A Thai court has sentenced two

men to life in prison. The

60-year-old from Perth was fatally stabbed in Phuket in

June. Two men on a motorcycle

tried to steal her bag. The

pair confessed to the crime and

pleaded guilty to all charges.

They could have faced the death

penalty but their co-operation

with police and guilty pleas

lightened their sentence. A

Sydney man accused of murdering

three members of his own family

has been ordered to undergo

forensic tests. The case

against Carlos Lopez came

before a Magistrate today, 10

days after the alleged triple

murder. He is accused of fatally stabbing his

stepfather, mother and brother

before turning the knife on

himself. The killing of 71-year-old Pablo Novosadek,

his wife Olga and her son Raul

shocked friends and neighbours.

Carlos Lopez was found at the

St John's Park home with what

police say were self inflicted

stab wounds. He is now out of hospital and in custody but

wasn't asked to appear by video

link as a Magistrate heard his

case at Campbelltown court.

Police requested an order

allowing them to take Lopez's

footprints and fingerprints. We

have applied for a number of forensic procedures to compare with evidence we have located

at the scene. The testes would

have been done sooner but Lopez

was in hospital with injure

toys his stomach, left hand and

face. Mr Lowe Pez was unable to

be interviewed and take part in

those procedures. The page

described the offences as

extraordinarily serious and

allowed the test which police

say will form a large part of the evidence against Carlos

Lopez. I believe it's substantial. It emerged in

court that the weapon police

allege was used was a large

serrated knife. Police are

preparing transcripts of 000

calls Carlos Lopez made on the

morning of the kings. The case

returns to October. The Human

Rights Commission will cut back

on the number of complaints it

handles. The agency has been

struggling to make ends meet

for some time. This year, it

has to find savings of $71,000

so it's cutting training

programs for business,

Government agencies and the

Community Secretary tore. It

will also do away with its

newsletter and instead there

will be occasional updates online.. This is something that

requires a constant investment

and vigilance. By under resourcing the Human Rights

Commission, we are threatening

our rights. I understand

agencies are stretched. We have

a job to do to recover our budget. Agencies are being

asked to find savings and cut

back on some of those

non-fronts line services. The

commission hopes it will

eventually be able to reverse

the cut backs. A remote

community in far western New

South Wales has been left

without fresh food after its

only supermarket closed without

notice. Emergency supplies are

being trucked into Wilcannia

from Broken Hill nearly 200

kilometres away. The

supermarket has been in the

spotlight before for alleged overpricing. Residents say they

have no idea when it will

reopen. Margaret Paul reports

from Wilcannia. This is

Wilcannia's only grocery shop Things like cough

medicines, for example or flu

medicines. Things like that.

That a general supermarket

would have that a service

station doesn't have. It's been

closed since Monday morning and

no-one knows when or if it will reopen. If you have got people suffering from diens, if you

have got babies in a town, you

need food security. You need a

secure food supply that is going to be there every single

day. The town's roadhouse has

stocked up on bread and milk

but the nearest fresh food is

in Broken Hill, two hours

away. It does make it more

difficult for us to plan our

response. We don't know what we

are dealing with, so at this

stage we have just been dealing

with some short-term solutions

to try and get some food and essentials into town as quickly

as possible. The State

Government has investigated

this supermarket before, after

residents complained its prices

were too high. Now it's working

with the council and locals to

bring in emergency supplies of

food from Broken Hill. I'm

concerned that a community has

been left without a store to

provide basics such as nappies

and baby food and we are seeing

what what is possible to be

done. I make the point that the

State Government is not in the

business of competing with

Woolworths and Coles. Locals

hope this shop could open again

in the next week or two but

they are concerned it could

close again just as suddenly.

The community is calling on the

Government to help run a local

co-operative. The local Land

Council has offered to donate

the land. We need to ensure

that food security is a real

thing. The supermarket's owner declined be interviewed. To

finance now. The local share

market was up again today for

the third day in a row. But as

Alan Kohler reports, Telstra

shares took a rare backward

step. A current rally starting

at the beginning of June has

put on 7.4% with up ups and

downs connected to the latest

opinion whether the central

banks of Europe and America

print more money. Will they or

won't they is the sole question driving markets. Today it's

that they will. The other thing

driving the local market is the profit season and whether

expectations are being met with

Telstra as a shooting first.

The shares were sliced 2.5%

today just in case. Banks went

up. Stockland and Transurban

produced disappointing runts

and computer share went down.

Rio Tinto noticed a 22% drop in

profit after the close. The global context today was

positive with gains on Wall

Street, across Europe and in

Asia this afternoon,. The Australian dollar has slipped

back although it is well above

105 US cents. Commodity prices

went up with gains by oil, base

metals, silver but not gold.

Here is the long-term context

for what is happening in

commodity markets at the

moment. For most of the 20th

century there was a long bear

market with cycles caused by shortages and guts. The deep

low in the 1990s led to a capital investment drought and

lack of supply. That combined

with the entry of China led to

a massive bull market in

commodity prices that has

levelled off a bit. Today's

economic data in Australia were housing finance figures up in

June which is lovely for the

banks. Their margin over the

cash rate is back to what it

was in the early '90s. The

difference is deposit rates are higher now. That's

finance. Veterans have gathered

at Melbourne's Shrine of

remembrance to mark the 70th

anniversary of the battle for

Kokoda. The men of the 39th

infantry battalion were sent to

Papua New Guinea in 1942. The

battalion recaptured the

village of Kokoda from the

Japanese and held it for 2.5

days before being forced to withdraw. Today the Governor

General thanked the men for

their service and their legacy. Stories abound

regarding their individual and

collective bravery, their

willingness to give everything

- physically and mentally.

Hardships endured and overcome.

The most generous acts of

mateship and sacrifice. The

unit was disbanded in 1943 you

but was re-establish in the

2006 to carry on their proud

history. Back to the London

Olympics. There are still a few

days left but the process of

packing up and moving out is

already underway. For the third

games in a row, the Australian

team are taking part in the

IOC's giving is winning project

which passes on uneased

uniforms to refugee camps

around the world. Boxes and

boxes of the green and gold.

Socks and jock, even Opening

Ceremony jackets. More than was

required for Australia's

athletes and coaches. When we

originally measured the

athletes, then three and four

months later they say, "I've

put on weight, I've bulked up

for the Olympics, I'm sorry

I've put on weight". It's very

inconsiderate of

them. Exactly. It can be a

logistical nightmare. We are

ordering 12-15 months in

advance of anyone being

selected. You never get the

size spread right. The IOC has

been collecting excess uniforms

from competing nations since

Athens in 2004. They pass them

on to refugee camps around the

world, meaning even the most

unlikely athletes to end up in

an Aussie tracksuit. This is

going to be the only time in my

life where I get to wear the

official Olympic uniform. I

kind of like it actually. In

2008, Australia's left overs

went to Bhutan. The design this

year has been one of the most

popular, rating uniforms is

something of a sport in itself.

There's lots of white, some are

just plain bright. I think

there is quite a lot of really

outlandish uniforms. There is

no surprise which country tops

the popularity stakes. It's

got red, white and blue which

are great colours. Some

athletes swap their uniforms, a little souvenir if they don't

have a medal to take home. No,

these are my first Games. I

will keep for me, this one. He

will be keeping the memories as

well and that doesn't change,

no matter what uniform you are

wearing. Ask any performer and

they would surely say appearing

at the Sydney Opera House would

go down as a career highlight.

One singer and dancer has spent

most of his life working

towards it and he is just 10.

Starting out a showbiz career

at 10 doesn't get much better

than this. Jasper Lloyd is

rehearsing for Opera

Australia's 'South Pacific' for his professional debut at the

Sydney Opera House. I'm very

excited but nervous in a way.

Jasper Lloyd has been learning

the craft since he was just

four. This is his first paid

job. My best friend Lachlan is

jealous because of the

performing, and because of the

money I'm earning. I'm like

it's not about the money, it's

about performing, expressing

your feelings. The producers

say while the classic score is

the same, gone is the more

sanitized Hollywood take on

South Pacific. Here they went back to the 1949 original,

which is heavy on themes about

prejudice and racism. When the

issues that were of that time,

certainly the racism issue, it

still has its place here

today. As an artist, it's a great thing to be able to

portray that. That's sometimes

what the arts is about, putting

a mirror up and saying this is

what we are like - sometimes,

as a race. Kate Ceberano says

musical revive always need to

have an edge to attract new

audience eps. The new

generation are being introduced

to some hard concepts, they are

not going to have a musical and

have it wash over them in pale,

pastel Hughes. The Opera House

is being exposed for the first

time to a Rogers and hammer

Stein musical. American

composer, Marvin Hamlisch has died in Los Angeles after a

brief illness. He spent his whole career writing for stage

and screen. Over the years,

Hamlisch won all the major

popular cultural awards in

America - Oscars, Emmys,

Grammys and a Tony for Correa. There is something

magical about being in a

theatre and about hearing

applauses, just wonderful. His

film scores included 'The

Sting', the 'The Way We Were'

and 'The Spy Who Loved Me'. He

was 68. It's been another pleasant winter's day in

Canberra. Minus 1 at the

airport but cooler than that in

tug near opening.

There may be a few white flakes around Canberra tomorrow. As the front

progresses, there will be

strong winds in the mountains

and heavy seas along the coast.

There will be more showers in

the southern states tomorrow:

Before we go, a brief recap

of our top story - team

Australia is celebrating more Olympic success on the

athletics track and in the velodrome. Sally Pearson took

gold in the 100m hurdles and

Anna Meares won the women's

track cycling. Australia is now

11th on the medal table with 4

golds. That's the news for now.

You can keep up-to-date 24

hours a day on ABC News online.

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duty of care, a lonely death raises questions about

standards in regional aidgeded

care facilities. And broadband

blow-out, new developments add

costs and time to the NBN roll out. First, every Australian

deserves a dignified death and

that's why we all need to be concerned about the standards

of care in homes for the

elderly. No-one should die

alone and ignored on a bedroom

floor in a home where just two