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Welcome to Australia Votes. I'm Lyndal Curtis. Tonight, the Government changes to superannuation tax,
but a tax hike on cigarettes is on the cards. And we get Commission
reaction to the NSW Corruption Commission findings. Also tonight, News Exchange Votes with Matt Cargill. Labor recruits key members of Barrack Obama's digital election team. We'll look at what we might expect here roll, the came pain to sign up - to our question today - what would it take to get young people engaged in politics. To get in touch, you can use the hash tag on Twitter, or Tweet us...

It's back to Capital Hill in a moment. First, here is the check of the news headlines.

Bradley Manning will be sentenced tomorrow after being convicted of 20 counts of espionage, after leaking hundreds of thousands of secret documents to the website WikiLeaks. Bradley Manning has been found guilty of espionage, theft and computer fraud in a verdict that could see him spend decades behind bars. Manning was found not guilty of the most serious charge, aiding the enemy. Former US military lawyer Michael Mori says Manning's trial was conducted fairly and the fact that he was acquitted of that serious crime shows that the Court Martial system works. Independent MP and former intelligence analyst Andrew Wilkie told the ABC that Bradley Manning was acting in the public interest. There is a point at which we are warranted to stop following orders, to actually follow our conscience and to act in the Bradley Manning
public interest. And when Bradley Manning was sitting on, among other things, that remarkable footage of journalists being gunned down by helicopter in Iraq, clearly in his mind, and I agree with him, I think I would have done the same thing, you know, that crossed the line, that was something that made might have signed invalid something that made any
confidentiality agreements might have signed because that's something needed to be publicised.The PM appears set to increase the tax on appears set to increase on tobacco. The Government is considering a hike to the excise as part of the latest round of savings measures to pay for Kevin Rudd's new policies. Mr Rudd was PM in 2010 when the tax was increased by 25%, adding $2 to the cost of a packet of 30 cigarettes. of a packet of 30 The Coalition leader Tony Abbott says the Government's economic mismanagement means it continually looks to increase police are appealing for public assistance following the alleged indecent assault of a vision-impaired woman earlier this month. A 23-year-old woman has told investigators that between 11am and midday on Wednesday, 17 July, she was in the brown Street elevator at Ashfield railway station when an unknown person touched her breast. The woman then caught a series of trains and told police she was again touched on the breast during one journey. Investigators have released these CCTV images of a man they believe may be able to assist them with their inquiries. He is described as being of Indian appearance, a thin build and 170 centimetres tall. an alleged bomb maker remains in custody after a further hearing in the Ipswich Magistrates Court west of Brisbane. Glen Charles Dell is accused of being involved in making a so-called golf ball bomb that badly injured an Ipswich teenager in May. Glen Charles Dell is accused of being involved in making a bomb which maimed an Ipswich teenager back in May. The 15-year-old's hands were almost completely golf
destroyed when the so-called golf ball bomb exploded while holding it. He has been charged with one count each of grievous bodily harm and unlawful deposition of explosives. The case was heard in court today but Dell did not appear. His lawyer requested an adjournment for three weeks time so the matter can be dealt with at the same time as a number of other charges Dell is also facing relating to explosives. Those charges include attempts to destroy property with explosive s and have been made around an incident in West Ipswich last Thursday. Police have been the scene here in west iption
iption for seven the scene here in iption for seven days now and
they have had to set off 18 they have controlled explosions as they make sure the controlled explosions as make sure the property is safe from dangerous materials. There is no reason for people to fear that there is going to be any to fear be any further there in the public.The owner of the house was here earlier today of the house today to take in just what state it has been left with. today to take Here is what he state it has Here is what he it to say about