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Tonight - walking free, the

High Court orders a fresh trial

for Jayant Patel. I don't know

what's gonna happen now. What's

gonna happen now? I don't know darling, we'll get

there. Champion or cheat? Lance

Armstrong's legacy in question.

Drought proofing - the

pipeline that will keep

Canberra flush with water. The

ACT Assembly farewells its

larrikin member.

Good evening, Craig Allen

with ABC News. His patients

families are devastated, he is

relieved after serving two

years of a 7-year Sentence

former Queensland surgeon

Jayant Patel is tonight a free

man. The High Court has quashed

his manslaughter convictions

and ordered a retrial. In the

unanimous decision the court

ruled Dr Patel had been the

victim of a substantial

miscarriage of justice with his

trial tainted by highly emotive and prejudicial

evidence. Jayant Patel had been

in jail for two years, this

evening the former Bundaberg

surgeon was driven out of

Wolston correctional centre in

Brisbane's west a free man I

don't know what's gonna happen

now. What's gonna happen now? I

don't know darling. We'll get

there. In Bundaberg there was

anguish after the High Court

unanimously upheld the

appeal. My heart stopped. I

felt like I'd been hit by a

brick. I'm distraught that

obviously it has happened,

especially for the patients and

the relatives. The High Court

ordered a new trial after it

quashed Patel's manslaughter

and grarnl convictions. A

miscarriage of justice had

occurred because: much of the prosecution's case The High Court found that

was about Patel's surgical

skills and how he had been

grossly neglect when treating

his patients. As the trial

progressed the evidence showed

the surgery had been performed

competently enough and the

Crown changed its case to one

about Patel's decision to operate. By then the jury had

been exposed to prejudicial evidence. I've tried over the

past 11 weeks to think of every

scenario but this was the worst

one. This afternoon Patel's

lawyers were back at the

Supreme Court in Brisbane

applying for bail. It was

granted on conditions

originally set in July 2008.

They include a $20,000 sir itty

and that he reports to police

three times a week. I'm happy

with the decision. Dr Patel is

relieved too. Unfortunately

everything starts again now.

But the High Court has given

its verdict and we all start

again. The director of public

prosecutions says it will

carefully consider the High

Court's decision before a retrial. Talk of another court

case is all too hard to

contemplate for the Bundaberg

support group. All those

months, all those people, all

that evidence, all that

anguish, all that grief. I

can't imagine. This woman's

husband died at Bundaberg and

does not know if she has the

strength for another trial. I

don't know. Patel won't be

reunited with his wife just

yet, his lawyer says she is

still in the United States.

Long considered one of the

greatest cyclists of all time

Lance Armstrong's legacy is in

tatters. The American says

while he maintains his

innocence he will no longer

fight drug charges from the US anti-doping agency. Armstrong

now risks being stripped of his

seven Tour de France titles and

could be banned from

competitive cycling. The

American cyclist gave up the

fight against his doping

charges in a statement on his

website: Lance Armstrong! The

40-year-old who won a battle

with cancer came back to grind

out 7 Tour de France titles but

Armstrong's been dogged by drug

cheating claims for years,

claims he's always denied. I

try not to let it bother me and

just keep rolling right along.

I know what I know. The US

anti-doping agency says it has

evidence he used banned substances including

information supplied by former

team-mates. Armstrong went to

the Federal Court last year to

try to stop what he says is an

unconstitutional witch-hunt,

but lost. I'm definitely would have

expected Lance to fight all the

way to the grave to clear his

name. Some believe Armstrong

will forever be tainted as a

drug cheat. By his failure to

rebut the charges, very serious

charges, he has effectively

admitted that they have

substance. Armstrong said he'd

jump at the chance to put the

charges to rest but won't take

part in what he's labelled an unfair process. The US

anti-doping agency will seek to

have Armstrong stripped of his

seven tour titles but he has

disputed its authority to do

so: There's never been a scandal

that Lance had actually so big as this. If it is proven

cheated. So it will be catastrophic. The latest sorry

chapter in a long-running saga.

The head of the Reserve Bank

has dismissed claims he may

have covered up knowledge of

bribery allegations in the

banks note printing business.

In a three-hour hearing in Canberra Glenn Stevens has

painted a bright picture of the

Australian economy. Political correspondent Greg Jennett

reports. Fill her up. Glenn

Stevens's measure of these

economic times comes complete

with props. I've tried to get

people to see half full rather

than half empty because I do

think we risk talking ourselves

into more gloom than we really

should. He still sees risks

around the globe but here

everything is running to

forecast. Growth is reasonable,

unemployment and inflation row

and the dollar? It is just my

instinct that it is really a

bit on the high side. Governments and central

banks are buying up the Aussie

dollar. Glenn Stevens described

Swiss activity as remarkable.

Don't expect the reserve to

fight back in the market. It is

a big call. It is not a call

that we felt should be made to

this point in time. The

economy's performance was not

the only thing Glenn Stevens

had to cat for at the hearing.

He also tried to clear up what

the Reserve new and when about

bribery allegations in its note

printing subsidiaries. The

ABC's 7:30 has revealed that in

2007 note print ing Australia

manager Bryan Hood met and

wrote a memo to the then governor Ric Battelino alerting

him to big payments agents were

making overseas. That, it said,

was around two years before the

RBA had acknowledged it became

aware of the problem. There was

no cover up. Glenn Stevens

maintains he was not shown the

memo back in 2007. As for Mr

Battelino not telling the

committee last year about his

contact with Mr Hood? Okay, I'm

sorry that we didn't make that

clearer earlier. He is

promising a full folder of documents once legal matters

are settled and the committee

may ask him back for a special

hearing. It could prove to be Canberra's most important

infrastructure project

effectively drought proofing

the national capital. ACTU's

new multimillion dollar

pipeline has finely been

finished linking the city's two

water catchments. It will mean

harsher water restrictions will

be off the table for decades.

It has been 18 months in the

making and many years in the

planning but now the $140

million pipeline is complete.

The project will boost water

levels in Googong Dam and

ensure there is sufficient

water for Canberra, even in dry

times. I think in your policy

documents we are wanting to

have, I think it is a 1 in 20

year chance of water restrictions. This provides us

with the water security that we

need to meet that. It means the

end of arbitrary, ham fisted

restrictions, which are only in

place because we can't

guarantee supply. The pipeline

takes water from the

Murrumbidgee at angle crossing

south of Canberra and pump s it

across the hills to Burra Creek

where the water flows another 13 kilometres downstream and

into Googong Dam. Unlike the

Cotter Dam expansion, which has

been plagued by wet weather

delays and cost blowouts the

pipeline has been completed on

time and $15 million under

budget. It does mean that we

can contribute something back

and relieve some of the

pressure that, for instance, is

spend on Cotter Dam has pushed

onto the community. The project

will operate under strict environmental controls. Water

can't be taken from the river

when it has very low flows.

Under the operational

guidelines for the pipeline up

to 100 mega leaders of water a

day will be transferred from

the river to the dam, until the

dam is 80% full. But ironically

Googong Dam is currently full

and it may be many years before

the water level falls below 80%

and the pipeline is used to

transfer water. The University of Canberra's poised to

somewhat ease the student

accommodation shortage in the

city. It has been given a $50

million ACT Government loan to

build apartments to house 420

students on its campus.

Construction will start in a

matter of weeks and it should

be ready by 20146789 We will

try to keep them affordable. We

are expecting something like

$225 a week for a studio

apartment. There is a mix of

studios, one bedroom apartments and multibedroom

apartments. The university is

expected to increase its

student enrolments by 6,000

over the next six years. He was

the drink-driving transport

minister who wants to be

remembered for banning

fireworks. On the last sitting

day before the election the

Assembly has bid farewell to

John Hargreaves. In an

emotional valedictory he

reflected on the highs and deep

lows of his 14-year political career.

He is one of the Assembly's

more colourful characters. Now

after serving on the front and

backbench for more than a

decade the Labor stalwart is

stepping down. But my

14-and-a-half years have been a roller coaster. There have been

some massive highs and some

really deep lows but it is one

of those things that, you know,

nobody will say they didn't

know I was there. From lobbying

for a ban for fire woshs to

reforms in the corrections

system the 63-year-old has had

a memorable and sometimes

controversial career. In his

final day in the Assembly the

self confessed larrikin was

true to his form. My late

parents would have marvelled

that I could have kept down a

job as long as this. My father

gave me a sense of the

ridiculous. He was a Liberal of

course and thus an expert on

the ridiculous. As a parliamentary reformer Johno

has always been the king of the unscripted epigram. We agreed

on many thins and had pash Nat

disagreements over the years

but throughout that Johno has

always been real. As one member leaves there are fresh calls

for the Legislative Assembly to

increase in size. A try partisan Assembly committee

found the Self Government Act

needs updating. I think it is

fair to say all but one of the

submissions we received

recommended an increase in the

size of the Assembly. The

committee formed the view that

the first step should be for

the Commonwealth to give that

power back to the Territory. If

people want good Government in

Canberra they will need to

allow the Assembly to grow. Now

it is over to the Liberals, the

Greens and us to engage

maturely and agree on what that

size should be. That debate

will have to wait until the

next Assembly after the


There is still no sign of a

woman abducted at Gunn Point

from a Darwin women's shelter

earlier this week. A major crime task force of more than

100 police officers has been

hunting for two men and a female accomplice. That

accomplice turned herself in

and is believed to have used a

rouse to check into the same

refuge all to tip off her

partners on the victim's whereabouts. Monique Edmundson

has not been seen since she was

taken against her will and her

family in Queensland is praying

she is safe. She was a lovely

girl. We are trying to cope. We

miss her and we love

her. Police say her former boy

friend, 26-year-old Joshua

Walsh and another man, forced

their way into this women's

shelter. They fired several

shots and Walsh about ducted

his screaming ex-partner

Monique Edmundson. Police

reveal that another woman,

23-year-old Joan Bowman tipped

off Walsh that Ms Edmundson was

at the shelter. That female

person had actually contacted

the domestic violence shelter

under the rouse of being a

domestic view yence victim and

positioned herself at the

shelter in order to locate Ms

Edmundson and provide that information to Mr Walsh. Police

say Joan Bowman left the

shelter shortly after the

abduction and had in Darwin's

northern suburbs. She

surrendered herself at the

Darwin police Citigroup that

afternoon and the undergoing

questioning. Police found the

getaway, similar to this, in

Palmerston after a tip-off from the public

the public but no weapons were

found inside. Walsh was

extradited to Queensland only

last month over a road rage

shooting incident south of

Brisbane and he was recently

given bail anger ing mys

Edmundson's family. Pretty

upset. Like they said he was

here in Queensland. They had a

jury to put him where he is

supposed to be and they let him go. Police believe Walsh is

still in the Northern Territory

and they encourage miss

Edmundson to make contact if

she can. They warned that Walsh is considered armed and

dangerous and called for anyone

with information to come forward.

The mass murderer

responsible for one of the

worst acts of violence in

Norway's history has the been

gaoled for 21 years. Anders

Behring Breivik was found

guilty of bombing a Government

building and going on a

shooting rampage that killed 77

people last year. Much to the

relief of the victims' families

the court declared him sane and

he will serve his Sentence in


It was a crime that shook

Norwegian society to the core.

One of their own, 33-year-old Anders Behring Breivik, had

calmly detonated a bomb in the

serpt of the capital Oslo serpt of the capital Oslo

shattering mainly Government

buildings killing 8. But this

was just the day version. While

police were focused on the city attack Breivik took a ferry to

an island where youth members

of the ruling Labor Party were

holding their annual camp.

Dressed as a policeman he

systematically shot as many of

the young as possible. By the

time police finally arrived and

arrested Breivik, 77 were dead

or dying. Many more were

injured, some shot as they

tried to swim to safety. Even

the rescue boats came under

fire. Was he shooting at the

people in the

water? Yeah. Around you? I was

in the boat. When Anders

Behring Breivik's trial began

there were no apologies, no

regrets. He said the slaughter

was a wake-up call to Europe

against an Islamic invasion.

But instead he united the

nation against him and his

violent extremism. There was no

question of his guilt, just the

level of culpability. Were

these the crimes of a sane or

insane man? I think he is sane.

He is just evil. I don't know

how you can say that he is sane

after what he did. He is

obviously not - something's not

right in his head you know. Anders Behring Breivik will spend will spend years incarcerated

in a special three-roomed

enclosure separated from other

prisoners who might attack him.

For the loved ones of those he

killed and maimed, it can never end. Anders Behring Breivik has

Sentenced them to a lifetime of

pain. While death rates from

many cancers are on the decline

there's been no sign of

progress with melanoma, the

disease kills more than 1,200

Australians each year. A

national study will now map the

gene mutations that cause it in

an effort to find better ways

of treating it. It is snot just

the sun bathers who are falling

have. Anyone with fair skin is vulnerable. Australia's cancer,

as it has been described, the

largest skin cancer killer in

young people, a cancer with

there hasn't really been the

inroads that have occurred in

other cancers. 85% of people

acured if the melanoma is

removed but for some it

returns, years or decades

later. Cells have spread from

that melanoma to another part

of the body, to lymph glands or

even to distant sites lick the

liver or lung or the brain

before that tumour is cut

out. For the next two years

researchers at the melanoma Institute of Australia will

examine the genetic make-up of

hundreds of samples of the

cancer. It is a painstaking and

expensive exercise as there are

between five and 10 types of gene mutations to

identify. Having a melanoma cut

out is all too common in

Australia. This one was

detected early and has a very

low risk of returning. Finding

out why some are more likely to

return is a key part of the

research. This research will identify genes that are

important in causing the

tumours to recur and us to be

able to identify patients up

front who are at risk of their

- higher risk of their tumour

rekurg. Once the damaged genes

are mapped out the hard work of

developing drugs to repair them

begins. Researchers are hopeful

of eventually eradicating the

disease or at least making it

an illness that can be managed.

To finance now. The poor Prof

it results kept coming today

with the super market giant Woolworths announcing its first

drop in Prof it since 1999. At

the talk about the end of the

minerals boom has Weighed

heavily on mining stocks.

Australia's sovereign wealth

fund decided to snap up some

airport s by buying Australia

infrastructure fund which owns

Perth, Melbourne, Launceston, Queensland and Northern

Territory airports not to

mention Athens, Dusseldorf and

Hamburg. The idea being to get

some stable long-term assets to

match it liabilities - public

service pensions. The shares

jumped 17% as a result. Sydney

airport shares went up as well

anticipating that the future

fund will be looking to put

together a full Monopoly board

of airports.

All this talk that the mining

boom is over is giving everyone

the Willies. In fact the boss

of Rio Tinto, Tom Albanese,

said there was nerve one so its

shares were sloo - never one

so its shares were sliced. The

most grisly performance today

was Fairfax down 11% to a new

low of 45.5 cents. After Gina

Rinehart tried to sell a 5%

stake last night for 50 cents.

Nobody knows what is going on

there but investors are running

away just in case. Qantas fell

again and Whitehaven Coal

jumped 11% after Nathan Tinkler

aban don't his bid for the

company. A few other moves

worth mentioning. Slater and

Gordon reported a lower Prof it

but the shares rose a bit.

Woolworths reported a 15% fall

in profit thanks to a writedown

of the Dick Smith chain. Two of

the only leaders to go up were

Telstra and CSL. On the mining

boom here is a chart of all

capital expenditure lumping

together possible, under

consideration, committed and

understooder construction, that

is everything. - under

construction, that is

everything. It has levelled

off, it has done that before

and it is more permanent this time.

My guests on 'Inside Business'

this week are Marius Kloppers,

the CEO of BHP and Vikram

Pandit, the CEO of Citigroup. The Canberra Raiders are

clinging to hopes of a finals

berth and tonight they face

their biggest hurdle in

achieving the unlikely. While

the Canterbury Bulldogs are

sitting atop the NRL ladder

they will be understrength with

several key players not make

the trip to Canberra.

Blustery cold conditions

could pose problems for both

sides together. The rain that Canberra's experienced

throughout the day could cause

problems for the quick runners

on both teams. That could be an

advantage for the raiders with

bulldogs full-back Ben Barba

one of the key components of

the ladder-leading sides

12-match winning streak. Very

dangerous their back three,

back five. Their ability to be

able to shift out of yardage,

obviously they have some

individual guys there that if

we - any sort of lapses are

capable of causing line breaks.

So again, that will be one o

our focuses. For the third home

game in a row the Raiders spent

the night before the match in a

hotel. These So-called home

camps have revitalised the team

yielding wins against the

Broncos and Roosters at

Canberra Stadium. The teams we

have been playing have been a

little bit out of form and lore

placed on the table as well.

The Bulldogs are red hot and

have a great forward pack and

some dangerous outside backs so

we have to bring the best game

we have played all year. The

Raiders have two matches

remaining including tonight's

contest. Realistically the side

needs to win both and hope to

Tigers or Broncos drop one of

their remaining games. It is

the simplest formula for a

finals berth at that the midway

point of this season seemed

well out of reach. A new look

Wallabies will attempt to break

a 26-year losing streak in Auckland tomorrow night when

they face off against the All

Blacks. Australia needs to

avoid or delay a 10th con sicktive series loss to New

Zealand. This is not a happy

hunting ground for the call

Byes. They haven't won at Eden

Park since 1986. The match-up

against the champion All Blacks

isn't getting any easier. They

are a good side. They are on

top of the world. They are

playing with that

confidence. Quade Cooper is

back and he has returned to the fly-half role could spark a change in fortunes for the Australians. The greatest

strength that Quaid brings to

our game is his communication

and organisation. He gives the

guys a lot of confidence inside

and outside. Confidence is

certainly what flanker Michael

Hooper will need as he makes

his run on debut at a ground he

has never played at against one

of the greatest players against

the world, Ritchie McKau. We're confident he will get the job done. The Wallabies were

outplayed at the breakdown last

week and unable to penetrate

the swarming conversation. The

All Blacks were also less than

perfect in Sydney and are

looking to improve on a

scratchy performance. Both

teams have got the challenges

after last week. We certainly

did some things right but we

made a lot of mistakes at

crucial times. As for whether

they will be targeting Cooper? Denying them quality

front football is the key. He

has the ability if he gets a

bit of space and time he can

cut everyone up. We have to

make sure we deny that and

hopefully he doesn't have a

very good day. Kurtley Beale's

bad day last week cost him a

starting spot but he will be

poised on the bench to make a

difference if given a chance. A

driver has been killed in the

Australian Targa Rally

championship in Adelaide after

his car hit a tree. The driver

of the Mitsubishi Lancer had

just taken a sharp bend when he

lost control and rolled. His

navigator survived. Samantha

Stosur has not won a tournament since claiming last year's US

Open but says she is happy with

her form as she prepares to

make her title defence as Flushing Meadows. The

Australian will start her

campaign against the world

number 65, Croatia's Petra

Martic. Since breaking through

for her maiden Grand Slam title

at last year's US Open Samantha

Stosur has lacked con sis

tense. The last couple of weeks

I have been playing pretty well

and obviously you want to peak

at this moment in these couple

of weeks. So it has been a bit

06 an up and down year. I feel

like I'm doing all the right

things so hopefully it is a

matter of time. Novak Djokovic

is the defending men's

champion. Roger Federer will be

the top seed and two time champion Rafael Nadal is out

injured. Of course it is a big opportunity that Nadal is not

around for many of the players,

not just the other top three

guys but all the other ones

behind that as well. The tournament starts on Monday

night. Casey Stoner's conceded

his Moto GP world title defence

is over. The Australian's out

of this weekend's Czech Grand

Prix and will have surgery on

the an kilometre he injured

last weekend in

Indianapolis. That is a huge

high side. Ligament, cartilage

and chipped bone and fractures. I've done about as much damage

as I can do down there. Stoner,

who is retiring at the end of

this season, is third on the

overall standings with seven

races to go.

If Usain Bolt didn't exist

Yohan Blake would be hailed as

the world's greatest sprinter.

In a Bolt-free 100 at the

Diamond League meet in Switzerland the beast devourd

his opposition. It is 9.69.

Wow. It equalled the third

fastest run of all time only

Bolt's been quicker. After

auditioning for the Red Hot

Chili Peppers the Jamaican

superstar had a comfortable win

in the 200 metres. One of

nature's greatest spectacles,

the annual wildebeest migration

has begun in Kenya. Hundreds of

thousands of the animals make

the journey in search of grass

lands made more fertile by

seasonal rainfall. The exact

time and place they cross the

reserve Marra can be hard to

predict but some animal

watchers got lucky seeing

thousands of wildebeests and

other animals make the

crossing. Winter has returned

with a vengeance to Canberra.

We only made it to 9 degrees in

the city today and 2

millimetres of rain in the

official gauge on top of the 15 millimetres or so from

yesterday and overnight.Around

our region today it was a

cloudy day with scattered

showers, the revest rain was in

the mountains and the higher

parts got snow as well. Line brine Brian

In the wake of the cold front

there's been an easy blast of

air bringing lots of snow to

the mountains over broad areas

of southern Australia. For the

next few days a high pressure

ridge will bring a return to

some more stable conditions. So

it is back to frosty nicks and

sunny days. Adelaide and

Melbourne will see some more

rain tomorrow though.

A reminder of tonight's main

stories. Former Queensland

surgeon Jayant Patel has been

freed from jail after the High

Court ordered a fresh

manslaughter trial. Cycling

great Lance Armstrong has given

up the fight against doping

allegations meaning he will be

stripped of his 7 Tour de stripped of his 7 Tour de

France titles. That is the latest from the Canberra

newsroom. If you would like to

look back on any of tonight's

local stories you will find the

video shortly on our website.

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another Canberra connection at

the Paralympics. First the ACT

Government is proposing a

needle exchange program for

within the prison. The prison

officers and their union have

concerns, health professionals

and human rights advocates are

mostly for the plan but the

public is struggling to