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(generated from captions) salvaging a weather-ravaged trip
with a return of £50,000.

On the Boy John, skipper Drew
is also in celebratory mood.

It's Valentine's Day today,

and I'm the only person on the boat
that got anything at all.

Look, I got my pen.

Look, an "I love you" pen,
and I got a great, great card.

Look at that, my card.

Two monkeys in a bath.

That's just the same as us.

Two monkeys in a bath.

It's very much like us and all.

Over on the Rosebloom,

older brother Sandy has returned
to HIS first love...

Beautiful quality fish, that.


Just really beautiful.

Beautiful haddock.


After all their struggles,

the brothers have found
what they've been looking for.

There's about 650 boxes down here
at the moment.

The Boy John, he's 600,
600-odd as well so...

now we're quite happy.

Between them, the Boy John and
the Rosebloom grossed over £70,000,

finally turning a good profit
after 11 days of struggle.

Next time on Trawlermen,

John Buchan's got
something to laugh about.

Extreme crabbing on the west coast...

and in the bag - the long arm of
the law catches up with the McBrides.

This program is captioned live. Hello and welcome to Living Black. Coming to you from the Blue Mountains. I'm Karla Grant. In today's program - asbestos alert in western NSW. I'm terrified of the fact of what it could do.Calling it quits - sold Queensland communities want to cancel alcohol bans.If you are a white fella, you can buy grog. If you have a black fella, you cannot. Should expressing your Aboriginal identity so controversial?We were told we would be sent home if we did.

While many Australians have been marking Asbestos Awareness Week, locals in the NSW town of Bourke have called for a clean-up of what they claim is asbestos debris scattered throughout an abandoned building site. Larteasha Griffen reports. It is known as the gateway to the outback. Perched beside the Darling River, the NSW town of Bourke. Almost 2,500 people call this place home. But tucked away on the edge of town, locals claim, lies a toxic time bomb. Residents say that this vacant block is littered with asbestos.Everyone who walks past there is actually inhaling it. So we've all been infected and we don't know it.A deadly substance, asbestos is a product which was popular in the housing industry before the mid-1980s. Its use is now banned after it was shown that exposure to asbestos dust can kill. I'm terrified of the fact of what it could do to people and you suffer from it in the end. I'm guessing the majority of us Aboriginal people, down this end, well, we pretty much lived and breathed it.The remains of a demolished warehouse have sat here for more than 10 years. Most people pass by the area unaware of any potential health risk.Now, we have kids making cubbyhouses over there. So they are pretty much handling it and chucking much handling it and chucking it around, you know? They're not aware of it.Asbestos is highly toxic and the fibres can cause a range of lung diseases. An initial diagnosis by asbestos expert Barry Robson has indicated that asbestos is indeed among the building debris in Bourke.It was just lying around on the ground. Children are accessing the property. They shouldn't be. They should be fenced off with adequate signage to say that there is asbestos in this area.Little wonder locals are worried.Look, it should have been cleaned up in the first place! There are kids running around, some of them walk to school. Some of them play in there. I walk! e. I walk!They play around there, those little kids. Imagine the kids from this end, when they are walking, they walk to the pool, or shop.And that isn't the only concern for locals. Just one street over, a burnt-down house has been fenced off and a spray-painted sign put up to warn people. But it is not an official warning sign. It is also on a public thorough fare used by children on their way to school. There's a lot of chemical all around this place. All these old buildings here. You can see, you know, like, the spare blocks - they were all made of fine row. And whatever. -- fibro and whatever. All the people live on them. You know, it is disgraceful for young kids, anyway. They walk through the spare blocks, they play everywhere. The Bourke Shire Council has told Living Black they were unaware of the asbestos situation in this area. Despite the fact that it is only two streets away from the town centre. They say an investigation is now underway and the necessary precautions will be followed. But for this remote town, asbestos cleaning experts are not readily available and it could cost the council thousands of dollars. This is a story which, sadly, is nothing new for many Aboriginal communities. It is pretty grim wherever you go, on the footpaths and that, there is asbestos sheeting coming up.In 2009, Living Black uncovered a dangerous case of asbestos in the community of Wallega Lake.A lot of Aboriginal housing was built on the cheap by governments, and, unfortunately, they used asbestos products to build these buildings. Then, as more money came available through the Land councils and all of that, they demolished those houses. But the problem was they'd buried it on site. So now we are finding, in . So now we are finding, in the Aboriginal community, the asbestos is starting to appear now. Australia has one of the highest rates of asbestos-related diseases in the world.Because you cannot taste it, you cannot see it, you cannot feel it, so you don't think there is a danger of that one fibre that enters your lung, 20, 30, 40 years later can come back to kill you. Back in Bourke, Lillian is fighting to be heard.I just feel they should be doing their job. They know they heir job. They know they have a duty of care. You know, I mean, this problem could have been solved eight years ago, from what I was told. But it hasn't been solved. That is why we are talking about it. I'm disgusted in them. Disappointed. It is not about us any more - it is about our kids and their future. A future hanging in the balance. And if you would like to comment on that story, go to our Facebook page. Still the to come on Living Black, calling it quits on Queensland's alcohol restrictions.

alcohol restrictions.
You are watching Living Black. We are in the Blue Mountains. Consultation by the Queensland Government is underway, as the State looks way, as the State looks to review alcohol management plans. Larteasha Griffen reports. A peaceful and pristine - a tropical paradise beside the ocean. About a 40-minute drive east of Cairns lies the small Aboriginal community of Yarraba. But just before you enter the town, there are clear warning signs on the strict conditions of alcohol-use for the area. The Alcohol Management Plans, known as the AMP, have been in place here for eight years, but critics say they want them scrapped. say they want them scrapped.We have not seen much change at all. There is still domestic violence. Kids are still not attending school on a regular basis. The alcohol is - it is still finding its place here. People still find a way to bring it over. So it has not really done much.The issue has evolved from a debate around alcohol and its social impact, to one about civil rights and nationhood.They want the same laws as everyone else, and the alcohol laws - ha! (Laughs) If you are a white fally, you can buy grog, if you you can buy grog, if you are a black fella, you can't. How can we hold our head up right as Australians when you have separate laws? You can't.The review of the AMP fulfils an election promise made by the current State Government.Part of it was that I would send representatives from my department into the communities for as long as basically they needed, and so far, three of those communitys have taken up that offer, and we're negotiating now, directly with the councils and other community groups. But the review doesn't guarantee that the bans will be lifted. Communities that want restrictions removed must suggest other ways to address the violence and disruption alcohol can bring. On Queensland's other coast, in the Gulf of Carpentaria, lies the small community of Mornington Island. Locals here have come up with some ideas on what could work better than the current bans. Me personally? I would like to see a lift of - put a restriction in place. A permit where we can enjoy it. Permanent so that we can enjoy the home, you know? Have a same stage night, grand final night - we cannot have a drink, you know?I don't like alcohol in the community, and I don't mind the tavern being open, no takeaways. It could solve problems in the community.But back in Yarraba, many say they would welcome any change. There is a big stigma attached to indigenous communitys in that we are all the same. We are not all the same. We may have the same issues, but how we deal with them is different. The grog bans apply to 19 indigenous communities around Queensland. They were introduced to tackle alcohol-related violence. Police regularly check cars coming in and, making sure they only have the prescribed amount of alcohol. But since the introduction of the AMP, those in Yarraba say criminal convictions have increased and sly- grogging is now a new problem. Lucy Rogers from the Yarraba Aboriginal Corporation for Women says it has not made any difference in her line of work.It has not played it a true role, I guess in making it better, being reviewed every year and saying, "What is happening here? What is happening there?"But not every community has the same view. While some want the laws gone, others say it is working. In Aurukun, North Queensland, it has been reported that school attendance has risen and domestic violence has dropped significantly. But for some, getting rid of the bans will destroy any progress that has been made. If you look at the history, you look at the statistics, these things will be in dire straits again. You had crime reducing by - down from 22 in every thousand down to 7. We want it to continue. Kids are starting to get into school, educated. We don't want to revert again. Back in Yarraba, locals are waiting for their turn to have a say.I would love to see more things on the ground for the kids here. I would love to see more corporate sector at least give it a go in investing in our community in terms of their social involvement in helping to deal with some of these issues. Consultations are continuing across these communities, with no set deadline for their submissions to the State Government. If you would like to see the story again, go to our website. The Maritime Museum has thrown new life on the study of Indigenous water craft. Now they are exploring new and interactive ways of reviving traditional practices. It takes just a single piece of bark.That is it.To revive our tradition.We have a boat shape. Here at Chester High School in Sydney's western suburbs, these Aboriginal students are getting experience on how to build a paper bark canoe.It is can keeping me occupied, out of trouble.Workshops developed by the Australian Maritime Museum are bringing old customs to a new generation.They used the boats on the canoes for waterways, for transport, for communication, sharing things, fishing trade - everything. It has gone missing.The activitys are designed to help develop a sense of cultural identity. Something that can get lost in modern suburban Australia.If you believe in who you are, then it is gives you a much better understanding to you on who you are. It also gives self- confidence to who you are.Not only as these workshops helping to revive tradition customs, it is hoped they will get kids coming to school and engaging in learning. For Aboriginal program officer Helena, programs like these can make students feel more comfortable in class.A lot of my students have extremely poor attendance. They don't like coming to school, finding it boring or they find it difficult at times. Also, a lot of them have family living out bush, and I found that it has improved learning. It has improved their attendance. They like coming to school now. They're more engaged in their schoolwork and their behaviour is better.Karla used to hate school. Now a year 12 prefects, she loves going to class and she has new academic ambitions.I'm gong good with the subjects, because I have Ms Helena to help me. I have tutoring from my own teachers. They are happy with my progress. When I get my marks back, I'm happy about the results.After Year 12, her sights are set high. None of my family members have gone to university. So for me to be the first, I feel really good. I set an example for my brothers, sisters and cousins, so they can stick it through and go through as well. Setting a course for a brighter future. Hannah Hollis with that report. Still to come on Living Black - should expressing your Aboriginal identity be so controversial?

Welcome back to Living Black. Coming to you from the Blue Mountains. Expressing and claiming Aboriginal identity has been a controversial topic all year. It is an issue which propelled boxers Anthony Mundine and Damien Hooper into the headlines. Allan Clarke reports. It is an explosive debate that has dominated 2012. A highly divisive and controversial subject - Aboriginal identity. Twenty to eleven I got a text saying, "You have won." I will never forget that. It was a relief. What started as a flame lit by the high-profile Bolt trial in March...ThisIs a terrible day for free speech in this country. Turned the issue of Aboriginal identity into a raging bush Fire. And Australia's great equaliser - sport - great equaliser - sport - was not immune from the heat.I thought they wiped all the Aborigines from Tasmania out.Boxer Anthony Mundine taking a controversial swipe at fellow boxer Danny Geale, calling into question his Tasmanian Aboriginality.A lot of people misunderstood what I was trying to say. The words got lost in translation.e words got lost in translation.But in a year where Aboriginality was firmly in the national crosshairs, debated and discussed across the country, it was another Aboriginal boxer who dominated headlines earlier this year.ted headlines earlier this
year. COMMENTATOR: The world's second- ranked light heavyweight, a precociously talliented young man...LightHeavyweight Damien Hooper made his Olympic debut in London. His choice of t-shirt saw him embroiled in controversy.I wanted to represent the Aboriginal flag. I grew up black fella ways with my nan, an elder in my hometown. Walking out with the flag, I did it for them and my fellow countrymen.Despite the Aboriginal flag being officially riebdzed in Australia, hanging outside shire councils, courts and parliaments across the nation, it is its appearance on Damien's shirt broke Australian team rules and risked the ire of the International Olympic Committee,rnational Olympic Committee, who deemed the flag a little statement. Under pressure, Damien released an apology. Months later, Damien is in Sydney's Aboriginal heartland, Redfern, reflecting on THAT moment. Damien says he had no idea how big the issue would become.I was just really switched on for the fight, wanted to wear the shirt. Firstly I wanted to walk with it, in the Opening Ceremony. It is something that I wanted to do. It was something that we were told we were not allowed to. If they would not let me march with the flag, I wanted to fight with it. I chucked it on and said, "Stuff it. I'm walking out with this." That is what I did.Damien believes that indigenous athletes should be allowed to don the red, black and yellow. He says it is time for Australia to move on.I think we've gone past that. We have come to a reconciliation, you know? We have rejoined as ou know? We have rejoined as a nation now. You know, it is time for us to have our flag in there. to have our flag in there. Even on our geeing, there should be some designs on it, - on our gear, there should be designs on it - snakes, turtles.The debate has echos of the Cathy Freeman after the Tunstall controversy years ago. COMMENTATOR: She gets a gold for Australia! She has taken the double in Games record time.She did a victory lap draped in the Aboriginal flag at the Commonwealth Games. Despite strong criticism and a warning from the then Australian team President, Arthur Tunstall, she went on to defy officials after taking gold in the 400m. COMMENTATOR: This is a famous victory! A is a famous victory! A magnificent performance! What a legend! Kathy continued the tradition at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. But only after seeking prior permission from the IOC. For Damien, standing by your convictions, is important for any aspiring sports person. He wants to inspire others to achieve their goals.I come from, you know, a really rad background - stealing, fighting, carrying on. You know, you can change it around. Look at me - I went to the Olympics! Look at what I've achieved and done for the Aboriginal people. I've seen extraordinary talent out there, in all the communities. Don't throw it away. Go out there. Do the best you can. Three colours created as a symbol, representing a unified solidarity amongst the oldest living culture in the world. While the red, black and yellow speaks volumes about Aboriginal culture and tradition, it is unlikely that Damien will be the last Aboriginal sports person to show their connection to country on the international stage. # Gotta back red, black and yell low # If you would like to comment on that story, go to our Facebook page. The majesty of the Blue Mountains is an inspiration for many who live and visit here. Local artist Jason Wing is no exception. Tucked away behind a wall of touring trees, a small slice of an artist's paradise. Surrounded by native plants and greenery, Jason Wing enjoys the isolation of his Blue Mountains hidaway.Well, my environment here is really important. It is a place where I can retreat, gather myself, put my hands in the dirt, and just feel balanced and centred again. You can get caught up in the art world and the inner-city trappings. Art has always played a large part in the yed a large part in the 30-year-old's life. Ever since he was a small boy, he recalls using pat the terns and learning with colours. -- patterns and learning with colours. Grok up with a Chinese father and Aboriginal mother had a dramatic impact on Jason's art. A mixed cultural background providing inspiration for his work.I reference traditional techniques like paper cutting, like the Chinese technique. I use that predominantly for stencils. The oldest recorded Aboriginal -- print in history is the Aboriginal.He has a strong passion for indigenous issues, sending powerful messages through his art. His most recent work, a bust of Captain Cook, portrayed as a thief.It is not specifically about Captain Cook. Captain Cook is a symbol for anyone who does not support Aboriginal issues - primarily, the Government and mining companies. If the Australian Government really did care, and the mining companies really did care, they would give Aboriginal land back.Named Australia was stolen by armed robbery - it won the Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Awards. Jason hopes that politicians will pay attention.It is great to see that these artworks are in Parliament House. So you don't often get a direct line with politicians. But this is one way that art can directly speak to them and hopefully, when they look at the artworks, every day, when they are at work, hopefully, it has some effect. We y, it has some effect. We can all live in hope. The top prize was $40,000 - money that will be put to good use.I'm also going to use the money from the prize and re-invest it into creating more artwork, raising issues about the intervention, and that is really my passion at the moment. I need to offer a different perspective, because the intervention - the current intervention policy is not working. It needs to be revised. But for now, a simpler task - street art in the form of spirit figures, giving the community a chance to experience some of his art first hand. Well, that's all for this series of Living Black. If you would like to see any ou would like to see any of our storys from today, or previous episodes again, just visit our website at Black. You can follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. On behalf of the team here in the Blue Mountains, have a very merry Christmas and a Happy NewYear. We will see you on December 12 for a special episode for NITV's switchover to SBS 4. See you then. Supertext caption 4. See you then. Supertext captions by Red Bee Media -

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Hello, and welcome to Cycling Central. I'm Kate w you for the next few weeks while Michael Tomalaris takes a well-earned break. We have a special mountain bike presentation for you today, the 4- day stage race through the Margaret River region of Western Australia, the Cape to Cape. It's where 1,100 riders took on the challenging course across some stunning backdrops and later in the show I head back to my old stomping ground - for the Clarence Street cup and we catch up with the e neat track rider of the year, Glenn O'Shea, who is doing some great things at a velodrome. So let's start the show with the Cape to Cape.

Mountain bike -- mountain bikers are the kind of people who don't take life eople who don't take life too seriously. You know, you're riding bikes. How serious can you be at the end of the day? It's the sort of thing most people give up at 10. But for some reason we're all here in the bush still doing it, enjoying life and having a laugh. Mountain bikers, a lot of down hillers, all that kind of stuff and - umm, I'm sure they're out there, but they're not the guys that I know. You've got the real simple people who just go out and beat themselves up on the trail, the fitness and the thrill of riding and then you've got the people who know everything about the gear, the pros and videos and all sorts. I like the fact that there's such a big spectrum and all ages and all shapes and sizes.

When we talk about Margaret, to people who vefrnn been here or