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(generated from captions) P Fields, emu fields. Before we go a brief recap of the top stories - union boss Paul Howes has launched a savage attack on MPs he says are secretly undermining Julia Gillard. The Japanese whaling fleet has temporarily suspended its hunt in the Southern Ocean after another collision between its main ship and a Sea Shepherd vessel. That is the latest from the Canberra newsroom. For more ACT news you can follow us online or on Twitter at ABC News ACT. Thanks for your company. Goodnight.Closed Captions by CSI.

P This Program is Captioned Live. Welcome to 7:30. Kidnapped, the international tug of war over an adopted girl stolen in India as a baby.She is a complete Australian and we don't think she ought to be forced to go back into a situation where she doesn't speak the language, she doesn't understand the culture and doesn't know any of the people. Nuclear fallout - servicemen still fighting for justice over British atomic testing in the 50s.We were told nothing. We were given no protective clothing at all. I just wore the little cap, the shorts and the boots.And the two Aussie cowboys wowing them in America with their own brand of horseplay.For a horse to sit from a standstill is hard enough - there is not too many horses in the world that can do that - as far as we know he is the only one that can run in and do it unassisted that. Is pretty cool and the kids and everybody enjoy it.

Every year in India hundreds of children are stolen from their mostly poor families and then sold to agencies who offer them for adoption abroad. 15 years ago one of them was a girl named Zabeen. She was kidnapped from her Indian family and adopted by an Australian couple. She has lived here since she was three. Now the biological family wants her back and they're asking the Australian Government to order her return to India. Zabeen may be one of hundreds of children who has come to Australia this way and in this case her adoptive family isn't giving up without a fight.South Asia correspondent Michael Edwards has this report.

Fatima and her son Hussein have spent the last 15 years reliving a terrible day.Back in 1998 from right under their noses they lost their two-year-old daughter and sister Zabeen.

The two children had been playing near their home in Chennai when seemingly from out of nowhere, a man abducted them both.

TRANSLATION: We were on a break from school. Our mother was shopping. We were playing in an auto rickshaw when this man came and started the outo. We asked him who he was. We asked him to let us out. He didn't answer. The man drove off with us.I managed to escape when the auto slowed and I asked him to let my sister go. I then started creeping that he stole my sister.

For Zabeen's mother, Fatima, the pain at types has been almost unbearable. For a long time she just assumed her daughter was dead. But it turns out she wasn't.TRANSLATION: I received a phone call from 2 police saying they had found our daughter. The police had arrested the kidnapper and they showed him to me. I was so angry with him. I said, "Do you not have children? How could you do this to us?" Then they showed us all these photographs and I was asked to identify my daughter.

The family was told Zabeen had been snatched by criminals making $5,000 at a time selling children to disreputable adoption agencies. After a police investigation she was eventually traced to Australia. TRANSLATION: The police got me to point out my daughter's photo. The policeman then told me she was in Australia. I said, "I want my child back." The policeman said, "It is not possible because she's in Australia." He told me not to worry, that she's in a good place. Australia is a good place. But I told them that even if it is good I want my child back.Fatima and her family have been fighting to get the child back for 8 years. The ABC first met them in 2009 when they went public about their case.

The Indian adoption agency that bought Zabeen from her kidnappers was raided by police in 2005 and its President was charged over the scandal.It's one a gruelling saga for Zabeen's Australian family who legally adopted two girls from India. They have never spoken publicly before. Today they agreed to speak to 7:30 on condition of anonymity because of Australia's adoption laws.

At what point did you discover that these children were stolen?Well, it hasn't been proven completely that they have been stolen, not beyond any doubt, but the accusations first surfaced four or five years after we brought them back. They became Australians a year after we brought them back in 2001 and then the accusations began to surface about 2005. Naturally we wanted evidence and there was nothing more really except unsubstantiated claims but the claims have kept coming ever since.What kind of emotions were you going through when these allegations were first raised that one of your daughters was perhaps stolen or kidnapped as a baby.Well, we didn't want to take somebody's child away. We wanted to make a home for a couple of children that didn't have a home, that were in orphanages, which our two girls were, and make a good home for them and make a good life for them here in Australia. We were absolutely shocked.So what did you do?Well, initially we wanted clear cut evidence and none was really forth coming. When the police inspector phoned I said to him, "Are you telling me as a professional policeman, that you have strong evidence that our girls are stole Jen?" And he went very quiet and wouldn't answer that. We have never had convincing evidence.But despite the legality of Zabeen's adoption in Australia Fatima says a crime took place when she was abducted and the Australian Government should acknowledge this and allow her to have her child back.Yesterday in New Delhi Fatima met officials at the Australian High Commission and demanded access to Zabeen within 90 days or she warned them she will file a criminal complaint.Who would the criminal complaint be against?Against the Australian authorities who accepted that child and the father - the family who is having the kidnap child.Fatima says Australian fishes told her they would pass on her concerns to the relevant authorities in Australia but gave no assurances she could get access to her daughter. Social welfare activists are concerned there could be dozens of other cases like Zabeen's in Australia.We got a lawyer to write to this family's lawyer and to say that provided that a DNA test was positive and showed that their kidnapped child was, in fact, our eldest daughter then perhaps we could agree that she should stay here until she is 18 and in the meantime we would sent reports of how she was going and send them photos and at a suitable time we would put them in contact. That letter was sent off but we never received a reply. Our view is the ball is in their court. We made the effort to do that to mitigate their suffering and we have heard nothing in reply.Fatima's daughter is one of hundreds of children who have been kidnapped and illegally adopted out to western parents by criminal gangs.Since finding out her sab ab was alive fat - Zabeen was alive Fatima's case has been a rallying point for other families who have lost their children.They won't gift these children to an adoption agency. It is a direct kidnapping. It is a crime happening on Indian soil and through that crime the child went into international adoption. It is a crime. So even with the Australian laws it should be there that if under a crime ill is illegal. Even though this adoption happened in a legal way this is illegal.This woman worked for a European NGO that has worked on the cases of hundreds of abducted childrenI don't think they have an idea of what really happened but on the other hand they close their eyes because everybody who pays so much money for a child or pays so much money in a country like end dia or an African country does know that 5,000 US dollars goes a long way in countries like India. People do a lot for this money.Arun Dohle knows of at least one other case where Australian parents have adopted an Indian child that has been abducted. He is almost certain there are man more.; the police only investigated those places with the parents had formally filed a complaint of a missing child. I know of many other cases that are indicated in other police reports that there are many more kidnapped children but nobody is investigating. It should be investigated.The last contact Fatima and Hussein had with Zabeen who has lived almost all of her life in Australia, was via a conversation on Skype. They say she has largely forgotten how to speak Tamil and they describe her as thoroughly Australian in her clothing and her manners.She is a complete Australian and we don't think she ought to be forced to go back into a situation where she doesn't speak the language, she doesn't understand the culture and doesn't know any of the people.What happens if the legal system dictates that you have to send your elder daughter back to India?Okay. First of all we will fight that tooth and claw. We have taken legal advice and we have been told that the chances of an Australian court ruling that an Australian citizen who's grown up here and has no memories of another country should be forced to go back there, the chances are almost non-existence and it almost certainly won't happen. Whatever the legal arguments are Fatima is resolved to fight on. Her reasoning is simple - she just wants her little girl back.TRANSLATION: I request of them that they bring my daughter back. Let her see that her parents are alive, that her father and sisters are there. Let her see our family because we are her parents. They might have treated my child well but they should bring her back to meet us.Put yourselves in the birth mother's position, you must have done that, what do you feel?Horror, dismay, pity, excruciating sadness, all that and more. It must be absolutely terrible, the horror of all this is dreadful. Despite all of that the first commitment has to be to the wellbeing of the child. The wellbeing of the child given she is an English speaking child with no memories of India is that she stays here until she is 18 and can make decisions for herself.Nearly 300 Australian veterans from the British nuclear tests in Australia during the 1950s and 60s are taking their case to the human Ricks commission. Many surviving veterans have experienced health problems since their exposure to nuclear radiation during the tests. Last year the British court of appeal threw out a claim by UK veterans on the grounds that too much time had passed since the tests to prove a link to illnesses. Now the Australians affected are hoping that a claim based on simple human rigs might pressure parliament in broadening their access to free medical care.

All the equipment for this experiment were made in British workshops by British workmen. At this nuclear test at Maralinga and others conducted by Britain in the '50s and '60s were on Australian soil and involved up to 8,000 Australian military personnel. Many of whom were to die young.It is known that the overall verdict is a complete success.The majority of those veterans died in their 50s from radiation-related illnesses - cancers, types of leukaemia. These sorts of facts are really speaking for themselves. The ones that are left are still sickWe were told nothing, we were given no protecting clothing at all. I just wore the little cap, the shorts and the boots.Sglrngts

Geoff Gates was 23 when he drove the transport vehicles into ground zero of the blast site . There he noticed the British scientists were dressed differently.The pommy scientists would come in to the roadside to be checked, they would be wearing white overalls and checked with a Geiger counter, I guess it was. They would take the overalls off and throw them in a corner and then they would be checked again.Some of these veterans describe being sent up in planes and told the fly through the mushroom clouds of these explosions to collect samples. Then on the ground you've got veterans that have been sent out into the field to collect samples as well. They have scientists walking up to them in big white overcoats and testing them while they are standing there in shorts and shirts.

Three, two, one...Other Australians also dressed in shorts were sent to take samples from the Montebello Islands soon after the tests there, like Ray Whitby, then 18 years old.It was just Decembero late. Just everything head been completely destroyed, the watch towers, the vehicles, everything. Everything just completely on blif ated to just a sandy rock crop to completely devastated.Ever since Ray Whitby has battled with ill health and he is not the only one.I lost a lot of weight. I had problems with my concentration and depression. Also it didn't help my wife had had five miscarriages. Other men in that boat with me, sailors, their wives suffered similar things with miscarriages. There was 105 officers and men onboard HMAS Fremantle and I believe that at least 70% had cancers, some fatal within the next three years.An Australian Royal Commission into the tests in 1985 led to a partial clean-up of radio active waste at Maralinga and the British Government paid compensation of nearly $40 million to the Australian Government. But it has been a different story for Australian veterans in search of compensation.The Cabinet documents that have been revealed from the Australian Government has revealed after the Royal Commission a report was released back in 1985 that they accepted that compensation should be paid to the veterans but they also accepted that it was simply going to be too expensive and they would just let time go on by and try to avoid payment.Aboriginal people living in the Maralinga lands were also exposed to the blasts radiation. They too had hoped a recent class action by British veterans would establish their right to compensation but last year the UK court of appeal found that the tests were too long ago to be able to prove a link to illnesses.These tests were done in almost complete se Crescente. There was little measurement done about the radiation exposure and there is little documentation we can get our hands on to find out what kind of levels they were exposed to and whether or not they were in the area or not.And the worst part about it is that medical knowledge now says that the - one of the side effects of exposure to the radiation can be visited to the children. It can produce bipolar disorders in children. A son born a year-and-a-half after I was in Maralinga suffers from bipolar. This can go down for up to 10 generations. His son suffers from bipolar disorder. There has been no problem of that type in my family at all until I went to Maralinga.Geoff Gates and his colleagues are now pinning their hopes on parliament and a case lodged with the Australian Human Rights Commission.The commission itself can't make binding decisions, they only make recommendations. If they make those recommendations to the Government the Government will then have to discuss these in parliament in a public forum and they either accept those recommendation s and can potentially legislate the allow the veterans to start claiming under the veterans entitlements legislation.We are not looking for compensation but the recognition of what we were exposed to by the Government of the day and for those who suffer ill health we are looking for some help there to overcome those problems.

In this year's federal election the Prime Minister's home say it, Victoria, will be a key battleground. Labor will be hoping that the unpopularity of the Liberal premier, bail bill bail, may - Ted Baillieu, may give it a leg-up. Mr Baillieu is struggling in the polls after just a couple of years in office. He has been battered by protests around a health system and stories of people waiting long periods of time for care. National Affairs Correspondent Heather Ewart takes a look at Victorian politics.It was a cliffhanger of an election. When Ted Baillieu eventually won the day with a one-seat majority, it came as a shock to many in his own party as much to the Labor losers.We thanking the people of Victoria for the trust they have placed in us. We will not let them down.From the outset this understated former architect and Liberal blue blood felt the need to explain he was a different kind of operator.I stay the course. I think I have said to a few on occasions I'm an egg hatcher, not a chicken counter.Now, midway through his four-year term, voters seem bewildered about Mr Ted Baillieu has hatched very much at all. The question being asked is are his days numbers? His Government lags well behind in opinion polls and is saddled with a public perception of having failed to deliver.For instance people keep saying to me, "They're doing nothing." I then spend the next five minutes telling them what they're doing. Why do people say these things? Because they don't know. Why don't they know? It can only be because we're not communicating as well and professionally as we should be.They certainly have a communication problem. They are 45% of the opinion polls, Labor 55% that. Is bizarre given the fact they have actually done a lot. They haven't communicated that to the public. That is very clear and that is why they are in the difficult position they are in today. I think they need to make major changes to turn that around.It is as though it is a burr under the saddle. It is something that annoys me. I would like to it improve so you can get on with the ride.Jeff Kennett is renowned and outspoken former Liberal premier. His frustration spilled into the public arena last week during a regular spot on Melbourne radio. The same day that state teachers were on strike over a pay dispute.This Government is getting an image, giving the impression to the public, that they just can't do it because these things drag on and on and don't get fixed.I hear what you are saying, I agree in terms of the teachers. It comes to a broader point and that is the ability of the Government to sell its message. I have to say to you I think that is far from good enough.The comments created damaging media headlines. After all, Ted Baillieu, is a Kennett protege and old friend. When relayed the news the Premier wasn't going to be diverted from his message of the day...There is one message today and that is that bushfires are very dangerous.Do you accept his criticism?I have only got that message today. That is the message for today.But one week on the former premier is sticking to his guns. Even if party elders are divided over whether he should have kept his mouth shut.There are some people who will say that my concerns are not well founded or inaccurate. That is fine, that is a point of view. My point of view is we can do better.You can ask all the exes why do they love to get a run. No disrespect to Jeff - I think he was a great premier - but the job is now with Ted, it is not with Jeff.I think Jeff did the wrong thing - no, I don't. I think party members by and large think it was time for someone to say the Victorian Government needs to improve its message to the Victorian public.What Jeff Kennett has done is publicly articulate what many in Liberal circles, in business, in the media and the wider community, have been saying for months. Rightly or wrongly, that this looks like a do nothing Government. He has also crystallised fears within the Coalition that if things continue the way they are this Government could be a one-term wonder.It is possible, which would be incredibly distressing for all Liberals. There is a very deep-seated concern in the Liberal Party branches among the members about the failure to communicate what we're doing.It has now got to the stage where there are even internal Liberal rumblings and media reports of a possible leadership coup though no sign of any will to act.These are matters for the state parliamentary party and they will work these things out whether it is Ted or whoever in due course.Ted Baillieu was unavailable for an interview with 7:30 to explain how it has come to this or to defend his record. It was for others to do that.It is because the substance of what they're doing is so good that I'm disappointed that many of the community don't appreciate it. For instance, we are the only state in Australia that has a triple-A credit rating on stable watch.He is no talker, he is no Dr Spin when it comes to the politics but he has enough runs on the board to demonstrate to the Victorian public that when it comes to doing the roads, the rail, the basic infrastructure, he is a man who's got his finances in much better position. He now has the biggest infrastructure program of any Victorian Government ever.That's a program of around $5.5 billion but there are growing complaints from business that their simply aren't the big ticket transport projects in the pipeline.We do need these sorts of large projects in Victoria for the designers and for the - and the builders of these large projects. If we don't have those large projects those resources tend to move interstate or offshore.Big projects need big Commonwealth funding and the Federal Government claims Victoria has been slow to apply for funds on offer. In the ongoing blame game between the two Victoria did have a victory today. The Federal Government restored $107 million it had taken out of the state's health system only four months ago.The money that has been announced to go back into Victorian hospitals overnight will be welcomed by hospitals but in is just a short-term fix and this is a short-term political fix and Julia Gillard knows it.The Coalition accuses Labor of being desperate to win votes in the Prime Minister's home state of Victoria at the next federal election. A handful of marginal seats are at stake but both sides are vying for the same prize here and both are keeping a close eye on whether Ted Baillieu's standing in the polls might affect the outcome in those key federal seats. If the polls turn around in Victoria it might help if they continue to go badly it way dissuade people but do you see people in Corangamite and Deakin and Latrobe, the three major ones we are pursuing, do you see those people saying, "I will vote for Julia Gillard because the Victorian Government has been slow off the mark." I don't find people saying that.People are so waiting for the opportunity to cast their vote federally that regardless of what happens here, Sydney, Queensland, it will make no difference.It is only after the federal election that Victorians will really focus on whether they want to keep Ted Baillieu as premier. A year later he will face the polls and in the lead-up you can bet they'll be a lot more advice for him.In a sense 18 months is a long time but in another sense you never want to let a day go by without making clear what you are doing. They need to start immediately.Now to Australia's next generation of horse whisperers. Dan James and Dan Steers met by chance at a Kimberley cattle station five years ago. Now they are taking on the world..

It is known as extreme equine entertainment.Two young Australians performing tricks and stunts with horses wowing out Jenses here - audiences here...

Absolutely stunning.And around the world.

You have a horse that can gallop in from a large distance and unassisted will come galloping over and sit on a larn bean bag or a kushone, for a horse to sit from a standstill is hard enough. There are not many horses in the world that can do that. As far as we know he is the only one that can run in and do it unassisted. That is pretty cool and the kids and everyone enjoy it. It get the same reaction every time. Everybody loves it.When I look down and can see the two horses moving underneath me and I'm like, "You guys are sticking by me and staying there." It is a really neat deal for me.Dan James moved from Queensland to a Kimberley cattle station when he was 21 to help train 200 horses. There he met Dan Steers. The two realised they shared a love of horse entertainment and both wanted to turn that passion into a living. After a short stint performing at shows in Perth they took a gamble and started competing at some of America's top horse events.For our kind of stuff, because of the limited population here in Australia, basically you are looking at in the states they have a larger registered horse number than we have our entire population. So it just comes down to the volume of people. That plunge overseas is now paying dividends for the double Dan team. Apart from a plet are of awards, including the world equestrian games held in Kentucky.They are now contracted the one of America's largest thoroughbred studs to teach Horsmanship skills to staff.Good job.Television and movies like Jacqui chances Shanghai noon have created some of the creative inspiration.The horse just sits like a dog from a stand still. I thought, "That is criesy, I haven't seen that before. I want to teach that." It was years later when Dan and I were talking and he had a similar moment and we didn't know how to train that. We both said to each other, "If we could do that, if that was the one trick we would do in our lifetime we would be happy."The biggest thing with horses are we are limited to our own imagination. With a lot of the miles that we drive going from one event to the next that's when a lot of the crazy ideas that we come up with are dreamt up and we sit there and all of a sudden it is like you see those horses have those light bulb moments and it's like, "I get it." That happens to us. We are driving along and you feel like pulling over the truck and getting the horse out of the back and going out and trying it because it gets you that excited.While visiting family in Perth over the summer the boys shared some of their techniques with the next generation teaching not only how to keep horses calm and safe but a few tricks as well.Ready again towards the fence. You will do another change of direction.Angela Clifton's son was almost killed from a wayward horse hoof but rather than sell their ponies she decided to invest in better horse training.We could have lost him. It was really serious. When we saw the double Dans and their show two years ago we thought, "When you can get your horses to be that obedient and respectful, it is something we have to get into."Her 14-year-old daughter Shani has now trained her own foal.You can teach him to pick up a hat and lay down and just follow me around in a 200 paddock and does whatever manoeuvre of the double Dan I ask for him, he will do it at liberty with no lead.The show is motivating her to keep working with her horse.That is it. Keep asking and going forward.It gives you the motive to keep practising when you are having a hard time with your horse.For the double Dan team it has been a surreal ride to the top.Very short time ago I was up on a cattle station in the Kimberley sitting under a tree at dinner camp with the rest of the ringers and to go in that to where there's literally a lot of days where we are involved with some of the most wealthiest horse people in the world whether it is in Lexington Kentucky with the race hoarse business or the other equestrian people we work with and their horses all over the world.

That's the program for tonight. Tomorrow night you will have your state Edition of 7:30 and I'll be back with you on Monday. Thanks for watching. Goodnight.Closed Captions by CSI.

ANJA TAYLOR:
We're off on a scientific roadtrip!

(Children squeal) We did it! Three Catalyst reporters... (All laugh) ..Derek... Ooh! Hey! ..Simon...
How you going? ..and me, Anja. That was at least
top five things I've ever done. Over six weeks,
we'll be driving from Perth...

..to Melbourne. That's really far.
(Car horn beeps) Diving deep beneath the Nullarbor... That was just like
being on another planet. ..wrangling wildlife
with the experts... Nice catch, Harold.
You're OK. You make a lovely tree, Anya. ..dropping in
on real movers and shakers, and future farms... Ready for their methane!

..hitting high speeds...
Whoa!

..We'll get bogged, break down and bust a few things... (Both laugh) ..as we celebrate science
at every stop.