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This program is captioned live. Good morning. A Sydney krone has handed down a stinging report into the tasered death of a Brazilian student in March. Announcing her findings, she recommended that a five police officers face a disciplinary proceedings. But she has just completed her findings at the NSW Coroners Court. She was scathing in her assessment of some of the police evidence that was provided. She said that some of it were so unreliable it barely warranted repeating again. In her list of recommendations, she recommended that five NSW Police officers be referred for possible disciplinary action. She did not go as far as to say that any of those officers should face criminal charges. But she also requested an immediate review of the police operating procedures in training, regarding taser use. None of this will be particularly good news for the family of Brazilian student Roberto Laudisio Curti. The are still waiting for them to come out and address the media. There are fears for the well-being of up to three people believed to have gone missing in the desert in western NSW. A woman called for help at midday, saying she was lost 150 kilometres north-east of Broken Hill. Police were able to trace the call to a national park, where a car was discovered. A search is now under way. It is believed that the group are tourists. Hillary Clinton has met with Julia Gillard and other Australian politicians at a dinner in Perth. Last night's dinner was one of many engagements for the Secretary of State who is in Perth for the annual AUSMIN talks. Hillary Clinton was joined by the Foreign Minister, Defence Minister, and of course Prime Minister Julia Gillard at a riverside restaurant. Yesterday it she arrived amid a massive security presence in Perth, something we have not seen since the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. She was taken along with her on to write in a hoot Medicaid into the city. -- along with her up on to write in a huge motorcade. Yesterday's talks were relatively informal and today it is down to business. The official opening of the AUSMIN talks, looking into US and Australia relations on matters of defence and foreign policy. She has a very busy schedule. She will attend a wreath-laying ceremony and then it is down to business. Later this afternoon Hillary Clinton and the Prime Minister will hold a joint media conference. There will be a final reception held by the Western Australian premier, before she flies to Adelaide to continue the rest of her Australian visit. She is actually at the centre of a massive security operation, it involves WA police, Federal Police, foreign affairs and the American secret service. They will be watching her every move. With expected big police presence throughout Perth through the day, and protesters are expected at the AUSMIN talks. Police will be keeping a very close eye on Hillary Clinton and the other dignitaries. Two men have been killed in a horror crash in Melbourne. Police suspect a motorbike rider and his passenger were travelling at high speed when they collided with a truck. Both men died at the scene. A devastating thing this morning. The police never get used to this. It is very terrible situation.The major collision unit is investigating. A man is recovering in hospital this morning following a fierce blaze at a home in Sydney. The flame took hold in just minutes, threatening neighbouring properties. It was at a quarter to seven when the 000 call was made and fire crews were on their way to this house in the Sydney suburb of West Wright. Flames were shooting high into the air, dangerously close to houses next door. It took about an hour to get the fire out. The smoke has stayed around for much of the morning.Inside suffered extreme damage due to fire. The fire crews are working to minimise the damage. The man who lives he alone was found outside, sitting in the gutter. He was quite distressed but thankfully are injured. He has been taken to hospital for observation. Neighbours say that he is a man who likes to keep to himself.He keeps to himself. We did not see him much. Fire crews will stay on scene, mopping up the area or, and trying to work out where in the House the fire started, and what caused it. At this stage it is not suspicious. An alleged crime spree on the Gold Coast has come to an abrupt end with two men crashing a car after dramatically evading police. Take us through what happened.It was quite a horrifying and dangerous after known for police on the Gold Coast. At three o'clock, they intercepted a stolen Mini Cooper hatchback. They attempted to intercept that vehicle. It allegedly sped off. It was then involved in an alleged bottle shop holed up where a store attendant was punched and then one of defenders took up -- took off with a number of bottles. Police then deployed the helicopter in a bid to attract the car, and they did so, and they laid some stingers down in an attempt to intercept it again. Unfortunately the vehicle did manage to escape the police clutches.We had the police helicopter up which was fortunate, and the helicopter has been able to track the stolen vehicle throughout the Gold Coast will stop at no time did the police have to pursue the vehicle, the helicopter had sight of the vehicle the whole time. Fortunately, this dramatic chase did come to an end. The vehicle crashed through a fence a short time after. The Dog Squad were then on scene. It is alleged one of the offenders tried to punch a police officer and then pulled a screwdriver on him. One of the offenders to suffer some conjure words from the police dog. The two men, a 22-year-old and a 23-year- old, are facing some charges. It includes dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and burglary. Tens of thousands of people have gathered in North Queensland to witness Australia's first total solar eclipse in a decade. What an amazing sight.We were promised one of Mother Nature's most spectacular shows and she certainly delivered. For the lucky people who were on the beach, they were treated to the full impact of a solar eclipse, just after 630, the moon passed in -- past in front of the Sun. It sent the entire area into an eerie darkness for two minutes. The weather had threatened to spoil the show, but as if by magic, the clouds parted, and treated the tens of thousands of people who had packed the coastline to an amazing show. It was not just in North Queensland that got a bit of a prince, in Brisbane, people staked out the best vantage points to see 83% of an eclipse. A bit further south, find conditions meant that people got 82%. The further south Mackie went, the less impact. People in Sydney, that there was a large cast of the amazing events. Even in Melbourne, some school kids made sure they got up early and did not miss out. But it was in Far North Queensland where the best viewing was. Tens of thousands of people got the best vantage point. They were not disappointed. There were thousands from right across the globe, to first-time families to dedicated fans, and everyone was amazed. Breathtaking. It was really good. Absolutely fantastic.Perfect. The clouds are moving away. It is about sixth for me.How does it rate?It is the best one. In certainly was a strange feeling. I can attest to that. Everything goes so silent. A huge tea erupted when people were it -- realised what an amazing thing they were witnessing. A bit closer to that in Sydney, they would get one in 2028. For people that are interested, I highly recommend they experienced a solar eclipse at least once in their life. 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There is plenty more to come. Including - one of America's most senior generals caught up in the sex scandal involving former CIA boss of David Petraeus. Dangling from a cliff. A night out case a terrifying turn for a Sydney man. A little later - on the move, the mystery This program is not captioned. This is a free large chips
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Victorian police are reportedly a step closer to unravelling the mystery surrounding the murder of former Sydney horse trained at Les Samba. Detectives are closing in on a gangland identity who has a history of violence dating back two decades. A $1 million reward was announced in August in the hope that someone will provide details. He was shot dead in the Melbourne suburb of Middle Park last February. We will cross live to our reporter for the deed house a bit later. A night out has become a terrifying ordeal for a man in Sydney's in a city. He became stuck on a rock face 50 metres above the road. Witnesses say the man, who is believed to have been intoxicated, jumped over dates to an apartment complex and then scaled a concrete wall. Residents called police when they heard his screams for help. He was taken to hospital in a stable condition. The CIA sex scandal that claimed the scalp of America's spy chief has deepened. A top US commander in Afghanistan is now under investigation. The story is mind boggling. Talk us through the latest developments. Every night I go to bed I think there cannot be anything new, and I wake up and there it is. Today we have got another four-star general, General John Allen, who is currently in control of the Afghan forces. He was just about to get the position of Nato's Supreme Commander but all of that is on hold, because he also has been dragged into this affair. There are only 30 of these four-star generals around. Two of them are embroiled in all of this. This is a flow chart. I have been battling to try to explain it. At the top is General David Petraeus. He was the head of the CIA. The woman on the left, she is Paula Broadwell. She wrote a biography on him, they have admitted to an affair. When that came to let -- came to light, he stepped down. The reason he was busted, the woman on the right, that is Jill Kelley, she is a family friend. Paula Broadwell sent her some threatening emails, saying, back off, she contacted the FBI, they got into her computer and they found all of these emails between General Petraeus and Paula Broadwell. They also found the mouse between Paula Broadwell and General John Allen. All of them are caught up in this. Some information on Jill Kelley. She is 37 and her husband, they live in Florida, and they are in deep money trouble. There are four lawsuits against them. They owe the bank $2.2 million. There is unconfirmed speculation that this may have something to do with blackmail, or getting some money out of these people.It is such a bizarre, convoluted situation. Police have raided the home of Petraeus's lover. They certainly have. They spent four hours there. They brought out a laptop and a whole heap of boxes. Pretty much everybody's life is being turned inside out, simply because just how far up the chain it went. When you go through some of the other implications, it is quite outstanding. Paula Broadwell is being represented by the same firm that represented Monica Lewinsky. There are questions of when the White House was called to be let known about this investigation. It was happening before the election but it did not come until well after the election. There was a Senate inquiry due to go into what happened in Benghazi, where four people were killed, including the US ambassador, and David Petraeus was due to give evidence about Senate inquiry, that is due to happen this week, and he is no longer going to be doing that. Conspiracies are abounding. The woman who stood by her man for 30 years, his wife, very well respected woman, she is also suffering in all of this. The Web gets bigger, the body count gets bigger. Spring has well and truly sprung at Melbourne aquarium with the arrival of two baby penguins. Two more on the way. They spent the morning fussing over the new bonds. To the crowd's delight, they made a brief appearance. Beekeepers are working around the clock to make sure they thrive in their first few weeks. We have got two more. They are starting to break through the shell. In the next day or two, we should be seeing two more. They are the first to be born in the Enclosure this year. Still to come - if the latest UN Schapelle Corby's bid for an early release. 26 bizarre myths about Prince Charles. Why the palace is setting the record straight. The changing of the guard. A special performance from the Wiggles, old and new.

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Welcome back, you are watching Nine's Morning News Hour, and these are the top stories - five police officers face a disciplinary proceedings after a scathing report into the tasering and death of a Brazilian student. A woman who went missing in the desert in far western New South Wales has been found. A search is continuing for two men she was travelling with. Developments in the execution-style murder of Sydney horse trainer Les Samba. Australians across the country experience a rare solar eclipse. Returning to the top story - a Coroner slammed the actions of police after a Brazilian student was tasered to death in Sydney in March. The findings of an inquest were handed down this morning. Nine's Dan Nolan was there for the hearing and joins us from outside that court. Dan, firstly, take us through the findings.Well, the key point out of in this morning is the Coroner has been unable to determine an exact cause of death for Roberto Laudisio Curti, despite him having 14 tazers fired at him in the moments laiding to his death, including OC spray and he was taisered whilst on the ground. The medical evidence was not able to pinpoint the cause of death. As a result of that the Coroner was reluctant to pursue criminal charges. She did find five officers involved should be considered for disciplinary action, and referred to to the Police Integrity Commission, and called for a review of standard operating procedures and training provided to officers relating to taser use. Individually she was scathing of some officers' behaviour, comparing some of it to a pack mentality as if they were schoolboys in a 'Lord of the Flies' novel. Let's listen.Individual officers do not have a licence to act recklessly, dangerously or with excessive force. Tackling, spraying and spraying of Roberto Laudisio Curti - those responsibilities were sometimes cast aside. The actions of some of the officers were just that - reckless, careless, dangerous and excessively forceful. Some of them did demonstrate an abuse of police powers. In some instances even thugger.They are strong words. What about the victim's family - have they had anything to say inThey have spoken to the media just now. They would agree -- to say? They have spoken to the media just now. They have agreed with the comments from the Coroner. They were desperate for some criminal charges to be laid against some of the officers involved. They are disappointed about that, but are pleased to know what did happen to Roberto on that night, but requested the Police Critical Investigation Unit to pursue charges in this matter. The possibility of that going anywhere now that the Coroner has not recommended that is slim. There are still serious questions raised for the NSW Police Force and the commissioner Andrew Scipione will address the media in two hours time. More on that later. More on our breaking news. A woman missing in the desert in far western NSW has been found. The Victorian woman called for help around midday, saying she was lost around 150 kilometres north-east of Broken Hill. For more we are joined on the phone by Superintendent Brad Hodder from the Victorian Police. Can you bring us up to date about what happened?Yes, 9:40am a female wandered into Acacia Downs station, 150 kilometres north of Broken Hill. She appeared to be in good health. She'll be treated by the NSW ambulance and is assisting us with inquiries.What can you tell us about the type of conditions she had faced, and also what she had to say about the ordeal?At this point in time the police are speaking to her. The conditions in the area - it's more of an Arid area than a desert area. It's rocky and sandy terrain. There's limited vej takes out in that area, and it's -- vej takes out in that area and it's difficult to conduct searches or operations out in that area. For her to walk 15 kilometres is a very good feat to get back to safety. Must be a relief for the rescue crews that she's been found safely. That's right. What we are up against, the temperatures will be in the low to mid 30s, giving us a heightened vigilance to lolent the rest of the people.We -- locate the rest of the people. We understand two men are still missing.Yes, two men are missing. We believe they stayed near a waterhole whilst the lady walked off to get assistance. Superintendent Brad Hodder, we'll leave it there. Thank you for your time and all the best with the search. There's a new development in the case of the execution-style murder of Sydney horse training Les Samba. Let's go straight to Nine's Brett McLeod for the details. Good morning. Police reportedly are closing in on a suspect.That's the word. Les Samba, just to recap, was shot dead in February in Middle Park in Melbourne. He had gone out for a meeting and was found some time later. Among those interviewed over they were his former son-in-la Danny Nikolic and his brother. They were interviewed and denied involvement. There are reports that a senior gangland figure is under scrutiny. Police are closing in on him. No names, but this person is said to have a history of violence, going back a couple of decades, and has been linked to several sporting identities in the AFL and tied to the notorious Moran family. At stake as well as finding the killer of Les Samba, there's a million dollar reward. Any information pointing towards that will be vital. What about police - what has been their official response to the reports?Officially they are saying it's on ongoing investigation. They are not going to give out any information publicly. This points to selective leaking from Victoria Police. Perhaps to put pressure on the gunmen or someone who knows him to come forward and help police conclude that investigation. We wait with bated breath to find out what is next.It's intriguing. Brett McLeod, thanks for the update. Hoirnt will shortly sit down with - - Hillary Clinton will shortly sit with defence and Foreign Ministers for talks. She's in Australia for AUSMIN, annual discussions in Australia. Let's go to Kerrie Yaxley at US Parliament House. What is first on the agenda for Hillary Clinton.Hillary Clinton has a busy day ahead of her. First she'll attend a wrath laying ceremony at Kings Park in Perth, paying respect to the fallen soldiers. After that she'll begin official talks, and the focus will be on our region, and the US's presence in the Asian region. The US is looking at a stronger presence at HMAS 'Stirling' a Navy base south of Perth, as well as action to air bases in Australia's north and north-west, which could mean increasing numbers of US Marines rotating through Darwin. The Australian government is quick to point out these are preliminary discussions at this stage.Hillary Clinton has met with Julia Gillard. They had unofficial talks yesterday with US defence secretly, Leon Panetta, and our defence and Foreign Ministers. They discussed Afghanistan, agreeing the transition was going smoothly and according to plan.After the talks, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will hold a joint press conference with Leon Panetta, Bob Carr and Stephen Smith. That will happen later this evening EST and then she'll head to Adelaide. That may be her last visit to Australia as Secretary of State, given she'll be stepping down soon.A busy one at that. Two men have been charged following a crime spree on the Gold Coast. The men evaded police, dodging road spikes.They evaded police a number of times. They have been involved in a robbery in surfers paradise and evaded police on the Gold Coast today.Police caught up with the alleged thieves after their car crashed into a fence. The men will face court today. A man is recovering in hospital this morning after fire broke out at a Sydney home. A blaze at West Ryde took hold around 7:00. Firefighters battled to stop it spreading to neighbouring homes. It took crews almost an hour to bring it under control. The man was taken to hospital suffering smoke inhalation. Investigators are working to determine what caused the fire. A major gas leak forced the evacuation of up to 70 people in Sydney's eastern suburbs. Workers, using an excavator ruptured a gas pipe at Bondi Junction, after midnight. The East Leagues Club, and nearby unit blocks were evacuated while firefighters worked to stem the rupture. The street was reopened this morning. Returning now to the moment that made history this morning. Far North Queensland was plunged into darkness as Australia witnessed its first total solar eclipse in a decade. The Today was there as the breathtaking moment unfolded. One minute until total totality.This is fantastic. Is this your first, Karl.Yes, it is. While you are flirting with me. Almost there, look at that. Almost there. It's starting to go dark now. Wow. Noticeably dark. It's almost like a moon lit night.It's twilight here.Yes. For this time of the morning it's bizarre.Quite bizarre, there'll be a 20 second, and 30 second call. Watch for the diamond effect. People will see. You'll see things.We will see. Look at this. There we go. Wow. Almost there.10 seconds. (COUNTDOWN) (CHEERING) Wait for the diamond rings.I tell you what, the count was not far out. I think it was the 30 second count. Look at that.And it starts.Oh.

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Wow.Take your glasses off Jonathan. Wow, look at that.Can you see the white stuff - that's the sun's outer atmosphere, it's the Corona, only seen during an eclipse.That is quite extraordinary. And also it's completely - it's relatively completely dark.Twilight.It's a bizarre experience. We are in the middle of the moon's shadow falling on the earth, a minute and a half of totality left. Cairns, you put on a magnificent show. We didn't think we'd see this for a while. It's spectacular.For the people who follow this around the world, that's why they do it.You can see why.For you as a scientist?It's just - as science, it's great, but the awesome spectacle of nature, that's the thing. The experience of it. They say it's the most awesome experience in nature that you can have. You can see why. That is our moon going in front of the sun.

have. You can see why. That is our
moon going in front of the sun. Incredible stuff. The unveiling of a huge bronze elephant statue outside Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art sparked controversy over its million-dollar price tag. Phil Willmington is following the story, what is happening there?Well, funny you talk about the price tag. It looks like a bit of a white elgant at the moment. I'll told -- elephant at the moment. I'm told under the white tarpaulin is a life-size 5.5 ton bronze sculpture of an elephant standing on its head. It's been a painstaking process getting it this far. It had to come up the Brisbane River on a bark. Cranes were specially positioned and -- on a barge. Cranes were specially positioned. They lifted it on the back of a truck. Here it will be taken down the poth. The workmen have dug the -- path. The workmen have dug the resting place for the sculpture that is called 'The World Turns'. It's controversial, it was commissioned by the Labor Government, the current Liberal Government thought the money could have been better spent on the floods. Some people think it's a white elephant. We'll find out a couple of hours from now when the covers are taken off.It will be interesting to see the public's reaction. Thank you for that. Customs officers in Thailand made an unusual discovery, arresting a man for keeping 600 deadly cobras in his car. They were smuggled from Malaysia and bound for Laos, where they would have been used for traditional medicine or food. A man admitted to smuggling hundreds of cobras several times before. The snakes that survived the ordeal will be released back into the wild. As China prepares for the new leader the First Lady is undergoing a makeover. The successful folk singer CDs are removed from shop as the communist party are trying to rebrand her from apopular entertainer to the mother of the nation. This is one of China's most famous singers. She's about to take on a different role as China's First Lady. A household name, Pung's talents are admired across China, but in particular China's next President, who made her his second wife. It may have cost the superstar singer her career.

We trawled around Beijing's CD shops trying to buy some of Peng Liyuan's scongs. There seems to have been a disappearance of her recordings. China's president, Hu Jintao travelled alone. It's not clear whether the Communist Party is ready to parade a dazzling First Lady, to match Michelle Obama. For 25 years, Peng Liyuan entertained the nation. She's been a soap star and is a major general in the army. China's people clearly see her as their country's secret weapon. Clint Stanaway joins us with the sports news from Melbourne. Some of golf's big names are heading your way.Yes, that's right. The Australian Masters tees off in Melbourne tomorrow. Nine's Corey Norris joins us from Kingston Heath next.Breaking news from the AFL and NRL. And Australia's next generation of soccer stars take to the pitch in Korea. Just who has the upper hand after the first test in Brisbane? This program is not captioned. It's such a natural instinct to want to look after
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Good morning, cricket first up. Michael Clarke believes Australia is on the front foot against South Africa after the first test at the Gabba finished in a draw. The Australian captain praised his entire bowling line-up and warned the tourists to expect more fire in Adelaide. Despite his own record- breaking effort with the bat in Brisbane, Michael Clarke says the fight back by his bowlers on the final day gave the Aussies their edge.Full credit to the bowlers. They worked hard. It's possible to get the South African top order out again.

get the South African top order out
again.The bowlers took a pacing from the South Africans on Day 1. By day 5, they were in control. James Pattinson was the pick of the quicks. The captain loves the aggression.The aggression, intent is the part of how we play our best cricket. I don't want to stop that. We understand there's a line, and you go to the line but not overstep it. Simple as that.The South Africans feel they let this test get away. Chasing the tourists' first innings of 450, the Aussies were in tatters at 3/40. The tourist bowlers could not go on with it.I felt we were ahead of the game going into Day 4, 42/3. We didn't back up well enough on Day 4. Michael and Cowan played well, took the game to us, and we didn't respond in the way our guy us used to respond.Both teams have a few days rest before the second test in Adelaide starts in over a week. The Bookies have them as equal favourites.A lot of positives came out from the test. Unfortunately we didn't get a win. We can use the momentum that we take from this game and take it to Adelaide.To breaking news in the AFL. More charges have been laid against the Adelaide Crows over the Kurt Tippett salary-cap scanned A the Club's football Operations Manager, Phil Harper will have a case to answer when the league commission meets Sunday. Illegal third party payments worth $300,000 were made to Kurt Tippett in 2009. Now, the Crows released a statement saying that they have received and understand the new charges. Meantime, developing news in rugby league. Parramatta coach Ricky Stuart threw doubt on the club's signing of Israel Folau this morning, describing the process as tedious. Ricky Stuart says the deal is no certainty to go ahead. Israel Folau announced he was leaving AFL club, Greater Western Sydney Giants, to return to league this month. Golf - Adam Scott, Graeme McDowell, and Ian Poulter headline the field for the Australian Masters tournament. Nine's Corey Norris is at Kingston Heath, and joins us live. The action is getting under way tomorrow. How is the course looking?The pro-am is under way at the moment. Conditions are absolutely tip-top, the course is proving challenging. Not just for the amateurs, but for the pros themselves who are getting their last look at the course before teeing off tomorrow morning. Spare a thought for defending champion, Ian Poulter, who had an interrupted preparation. While he arrived here in Melbourne aerial in the week, his golf clubs were -- earlier in the week, his golf clubs were caught in Anthony Losciuto. He was reunited with them last night but he missed yesterday's practice session. He's not too concerned. He found a positive. My caddy thinks it's better that the clubs were stuck in LA. How you practice after a long flight. There's 18 tees and greens, and par threes in the middle. It's not more complicated. We have very detailed books nowadays.All eyes will be on the No.1 Aussie, Adam Scott. He was on the course with Ian Poulter, along with this broomstick putter, a day after Ian Poulter, and Graeme McDowell backed calls for the broomstick butter to be banned. Adam Scott will face a media conference in half an hour's time, where we'll get his thoughts on that. Let's hope he can work Magic and retain the Crown Masters Championship. Robbie Cornthwaite has been called into the Socceroos to take on South Korea. He replaces the injured Luke Wilkshire.I have one eye looking towards early December and that tournament. Hopefully I can put my best food forward, putting my hand up for selection for that.Injury sidelined Matt McKay, and Adam Sarotta from the game. David Pocock's return to the Wallaby site has been put on hold. He suffered a calf injury in the tour test against England.Nothing changes for us.Kane Douglas is another omission from the Twickenham clash, suffering a calf strain. That is it for sport from Melbourne. Thank you so much. See you next time. Hundreds of people celebrated the 40th anniversary of the rousing political speech given by Gough Whitlam during his 1972 election

political speech given by Gough
Whitlam during his 1972 election campaign Politicians used the event to call for an end to 10 second sound bites and focus on the message. Nine's Lane Calcutt has more.Men and women of Australia... 1972, and with those five borrowed simple words, Gough Whitlam began a speech that many believe changed the nation.The decision we will make for our country on 2 December is a choice between the past and the future.And with it came a jingle that reshaped Australian election campaigning. After 23 years of conservative rule, it was time, and Gough Whitlam swept Billy McMahon from office, and Labor on to the Treasury benches.It's time to create new opportunities for Australians. Time for a new vision of what we can achieve in this generation for our nation and for the region in which we live. It's time for a new government.Last night on the 40th anniversary of that campaign speech, at the same venue in Western Sydney it was time to celebrate. (SINGING) Little Pattie was part of a chorus of TV, recording and sports stars adding voice to the call for change. I don't know that there's been one as good as that ever since.Do you think?No.Graham Freudenberg was Gough Whitlam's speech writer, adding the glue to the speeches.I don't think many speeches are celebrated 40 years on. It was a speech for its time.11 years after Gough Whitlam, Bob Hawke swept Labor back into power. He was there four decades ago as ACTU President. All of us had the feeling that we could see at last the light at the end of that long, dark tunnel of 23 years of devastatingly misguided and disastrous Tory rule.Labor Senator John Faulkner was there as a Youngster at the back of the room. There was little reason to imagine that the words he spoke on this stage on that day would endure as they have in our political and popular imagination. That their message of hope and purpose would still have the power to make hearts beat a little faster four decades later.Gough Whitlam is 96 now and frail, but goes to the office four days a week, and had a message for those celebrating the Labor legend and his legacy.Maintain your enthusiasm.Still to come this morning - the finance details, and the latest weather forecast.

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It's Ray here from Apia. How you going?
Oh, not bad. We've settled back in. Pretty much starting to
almost feel normal selves again. (LAUGHS)
Oh, well, that's good to hear. That's the main thing. I just can't have
enough praise and admiration for what you've done for us. It's just been
absolutely fantastic. Not a problem at all, Graeme.
It's our pleasure. Kept us with our heads
above water. Pardon that pun too. Yeah, yeah - that's good. Determined I'm gonna
catch up with you one day and look you in the eye
and thank you. Yeah, that'd be good.

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Now to some pictures just into our newsroom. Hillary Clinton joined Foreign Minister Bob Carr and other dignitaries at the Kings Park war memorial in Perth for a wreath laying ceremony. The US Secretary of State is here for official talks with our defence and foreign ministers. Let's look at the weather around the country:

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