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There were tears and applause in court as Roger Dean, the nurse who set fire to an aged care home in Sydney, killing 11 people, was sentenced to life in prison. The 37-year-old lit the fire to try to hide the theft of painkillers. Court reporter Jamelle Wells was. ThereIn sentencing Roger Doane to life in jail for his crimes, Justice Megan Latham said the crimes were atrocious and she spoke about the fear and terror his victims must have felt as they lay in their beds. The court heard his victims were aged from their 70s through to their 90s and they were in the high dependency section of the Quakers Hill nursing Home when he deliberately lit fires there in November 2011. The court heard Roger Dean lit those fires to try to hide his theft of drugs from judge said his legal train wog of drugs from the home. The have prompted him to judge said his legal have prompted him to try to
hide evidence have prompted him hide those drugs. Roger hide evidence about stealing those drugs. Roger Dean pleaded
guilty to those drugs. Roger guilty to 11 counts of guilty to 11 counts of murder and another 8 of causing reckless grievous bodily harm. He showed no emotion in the court at all today. He sat with his back half-turned to the public gallery and after the sentence was read out, he stared Blankley ahead and then was just led away. In the public gallery it was a different story. It was packed with over 100 relatives of some of his victims. At times this he were crying and hugging each other. Some of them were wearing other. Some of them were wearing photos of their loved ones pinned to their jackets, and at the end when the sentence was handed down, they broke out into a round after applause. At one point in the court today, one of the relatives fainted and Justice Megan Latham had to stop the sentence and ask for the wol to be taken outside to get some air, but outside the court they were happy about the sentence and they said the life sentence was the best that they could have hoped for.As Jamelle mentioned there, family members of the victims spoke to the media outside the courthouse.It is a slight relief that the sentence something over, but it's never going to help.He stole away family, he stole away memories. Our memories aren't of a sweet lady who passed away of natural causes. We had to give DNA to know that that was our grandmother. It's not a nice way to remember anything, so he stole our memories. Now all this is over with and never to be released - oh, life, wonderful!, and I hope he suffers as much in jail as my mother suffered the last four days of her life which was horrendous, and we're all smiling and we're all very grateful for the legal team, for the police for Mark - he was wonderful. What else can you say? Our loss is still there, it will always be there, but to know that justice has been done is wonderful to see and it's wonderful to feel.We have a life sentence without our loved ones, and I suppose it's only fitting now has a life sentence, so that he knows how we feel. Going on knows the sentence today, it wouldn't have mattered what he got sentenced have mattered what sentenced with, it wouldn't have brought back - it wouldn't have taken the pain and suffering that we've gone through in the last 20 months, but the life sentence he has been given, I'm so grateful for. It makes me a lot happier to know that Hayes freedom has been taken away from him, his life has been taken away from him, just like the 19 people he took from us. So in that respect, I'm glad it's over, I'm glad he got what was expected to get. But now it's time to put this behind us and move on, bring some form of closure, but in the end, nothing brings our mums back.Roger Dean sentenced to life without parole there over that terrible nursing home fire two years ago in Sydney., as part of our pre-election coverage, one of the key issues we've been looking at is the challenge of doing business in China. There are now more than 40 Australians detained in Chinese prison, some of them over business issues. One man who has forged a close relationship with China this century is WA mining magnate Andrew Forrest through his role at the helm of Fortescue Metals. Twiggy Forrest, welcome. Houx time have you done in China over the past couple of years?It is a delicate word, "time" when you put it like that. I first started doing business with the Chinese in the 1980s, but really I'm best known for doing the work in the last decade when Fortescue Metals really fed that massive appetite for steel across the globe, particularly China.You have a reputation of having a pretty dominant personality. Do you pull back on that a bit when you are in China or is it the opposite?No, I pull back at that on home, I pull back at that when I'm at work, I pull back at that everywhere. I don't think I've got such a dominant personality. I have views which I try to persuade people with and I often fail, but you've got to have a crack, but certainly in China it's all about mutual respect, there is no kowtowing, but plenty of mutual respect.What's the key to getting what you want there without getting in trouble?Look, I think it's really choosing your partners well, and this is like all countries arptd world, in the 1980s, early 1990s, I was probably guilty of not choosing my Chinese partners particularly well. I left that experience a little ended. It taught me that
whether or not experience a little chaste
ended. with America whether or with whether or not you're dealing really choose your partners well, and in the last decade we've been very careful about that. We've had some excellent partner whose have grown with Fortescue and it has been a fantastic bilateral Australia, China and great experience for the Chinese people, great the Chinese people, great for the Australian people.What's the key to identifying good partners?If this there are people wanting to go there to set up partnerships, what are the keys to finding good partners in China?The type of people which they mix with, who their businesses are most closely associated with, their proximity if you like to other really serious long-term businesses and for me, I always look for a common good.Is the business I'm about to do, a partnership of some or a commercial rarjment some time, are they steering towards just a profit or is there a serious element of common good in what they're trying to achieve? If there is a serious element of common good, then you're generally on the right path, not bulletproof, but generally on the right parliament that you will be dealing with some very sound partners.What do you mean a serious element of common good, rather than just looking at profit?Well n the supply of steel, we much prefer dealing with the steel mills themselves.They have a job to get as much steel out into the Chinese economy as they possibly can. That brings down the cost of construction, brings down the cost of housing, brings down all the knock-on effects of consumables right through China and I think that's a really good thing.That is, if you like, an industry which is not exploitive, it is out there supplying a critical element of Chinese economic growth which is driving not just China, but also in many instances, many countries around the world , including ours, and they industries which I enjoy doing business w and you look to their business their reputations, look to their friendships and that's generally the radar which we at FMG use.We keep on hearing that there are question marks in the Western world about the figures coming out about Chinese growth. I'm interested to hear from what you know on the ground in China from the steel mills. Have they still got levels of production which would indicate there is still plenty more steam left in the Chinese economy?Yeah, look, it's - I've found the only reliable commentator on China in the last 20 years is China itself. They have been calling their own economic growth pretty accurately. They might be a couple of degrees out here or, there but just that to me tends to indicate that they're telling the truth, but the Western commentator whose talk their economy up, who talk their economy down, it's boom, bust, it sells newspapers, sells radio space, et cetera, it's not for responsible economic management, and they have been indicating twice they're going to grow their economy at the rate of about 7.5% per annum. That's a little slower in the past, but it's off a huge base now, so the volume metric growth is the bigger than it has ever been. That's great for Australia. I tend to find the Chinese economic forecast way more reliable than the Western analysts and journalists.So would you expect growth of between 7 and 8% over the comes years to continue?Look, I do, and I mean we're talking about steel. There is some 700-odd cities in China, like there is about 35 in all of Europe. There is some 700 in China. They will probably grow that to about a thousand. As it stands now, there is only around 13 of those cities which have an urban railway system. At least half of those cities will all need urban railway systems to improve their transport, improve their environment, et cetera. It takes around 30,000 tonnes of steel for 1km of rail, and that's about 50,000 tonnes of Australian iron ore.But we also see these stories about how these whole cities have been built and much of it looks like a ghost town?Yeah , look, I can't tell you strong enough take that with a big grain of salt. If you're managing the size of Australia in growth every year and there are some suburbs which might be several,000 people which are empty and you're trying to manage growth for 20 million a year, then, hey, it makes great photographic shots, but take it with a grain of salt. There is an economy the size of Australia which needs to be added each year, sometimes overshoot, sometimes they undershoot.And they're using keep on hearing that the mining boom in Australia is over, but based on what you're saying about the prospects of Chinese growth, things are looking pretty good for exporters over the next decade or so still?Yeah, I think the price will have its ups and downs, but Australia f it can compete, its competitive position and if we as Australian leaders can move away from this political posturing and say the boom is over or the boom is with us, let's just say that that's all political rubbish. China is growing. There is a billion people there who want a standard of living not a lot different to yours or mine near that yet, our viewers. near that yet, they deserve it our viewers. They're and our viewers. They're nowhere
near that yet, and are working hard for it and near that yet, they deserve it and are working hard for they will eventually attain T it is they will it is an economy the second largest they will eventually attain largest in the world easily now. The next largest is the largest in the world US. This economy is now. The next largest four times US. This four times the speed of the US economy. They are the facts, four times the speed of the and let's just economy. They are the and let's just move away from and let's the posturing - the boom is not the posturing over, it's not about to happen, there is just steady growth in Asia and we in Australia have to position ourselves to increase our own standard of living. Every one of us by positioning us well for that.Considering how you've aentioned that question, you probably won't answer my next question, but I've got to ask you something about the news of the dayWe're live, so throw anything at me.The Government is planning on raising $5 billion over the next years with an increase of tax. You, there is still some sort of mining tax that event waited. Do you think it's a fair enough hit to get money off smokers?Look, I don't like to increase tagses per se, but all I can say is the members of my family and my friendship group who have been harmed by the effects of smoking, who we've actually lost from our lives now through smoking-related consequences, leads me very little sympathy to the tobacco companies. I wish they would go and find another industry. It's clearly very dangerous as a habit, and I can't tell every Australian move out of that habit as habit, and I can't tell every habit as quick as Australian move out habit as quick as you can, because your lives are valuable. Your family and country needs you. Do you think raising the cost of cigarettes country needs you. Do you is a fair enough way of going about that?You can ban cigarettes and you will be accused of this or that. There is really not a lot of ways the Government can discourage consumption than increasing the Government can price of it.That's been the rule forever, and I think there are very few leafers that they are pull. I would like to think that it's not just a bald grab at revenue, but got of the is genuinely seriously concerned about the very deleterious effects of long-term smoking, but I'm happy that they discourage smoking in our fabulous country.It's good to see that you and Kevin Rudd can agree on, in that regard. But they developed some sort of mining tax. It hasn't generated much money over the first financial year of it. Do you see that increasing at all over the coming five years or will that be a built of a dud in terms of raising revenue?Look, I've tried, has been totally publicly on the national record, to adjust the original tax so it could have been a great infrastructure incentive across Australia. It was a huge shame that we didn't get that.The tax which replaced it was basically a political fix. It was done in a private room with only a few members of a huge industry. They cut a deal which protected them. There was no governance, there was no ethical governance behaviour, and as a result, you get a very poor result, and the whole exercise is just made me sad for politics in Australia. I would like to move on from it. I would like to say let's never again cut deals in back rooms with vested interests. Let's do it with great corporate governance, out in the open. People don't mind paying extra tax or different taxes if it's done in a proper and consult tiff and open way, but back room deals to get people into power out of power, that's not for me and I don't think it's for any other Australian.Can you see it raising much more revenue over the next 5 years the way it's designed?No, perfectly frankly we have at Fortescue very major tax credits we could use against - we're not even taking them into account. We're just saying it's so poorly designed, the revenue hit to Fortescue will be minimal and I'm relieved about that because as an industry, and as a company, we're very, very high taxpayers, we came from absolutely nothing, one man and a dog, we're still arguing about which one is the dog and we paid over a billion dollars in tax last year.So over the next 5 years or so you don't see much money coming out of Fortescue towards that tax?I don't see coming out of the mining
industry per tax?I don't see much money coming out industry per se. It was a poorly designed tax to get a political fix poorly designed tax to political fix and it got the result it deserved.Now, before you result it you go, I just want to let you respond to something that you go, I just want to just come up in respond just come up in the last week or so that someone said about your former partner. One of the key early investors in key early investors in FMG, I'm not sure whether you've had a chance to respond to this publicly, has described you as being prone to severe exaggeration. Do you accept that you're prone to severe exaggeration?No, we have actually put on the record a response to that. La Kardinya wanted us to run a very conservative balance sheet which would have made part of conservative was the royalty very valuable. We thought that all other shareholders, and 70,000 of them, so why not look at them as well, wouldn't benefit from Lacardia strategy. They push their weight around and bully other directors. Surprisingly, they weren't able to do that at FMG. The Directors said, "Actually, we act for the 70,000 other shareholders and we won't go with your strategy." If they've come back and said I'm exaggerating, that's OK.And you're no pushover?No, not when I'm standing on very high moral ground.CheersThank you.The Government has announced that smokers will bear the brunt of a major tax hike over the next 4 years. Tobacco excise will rise by 60%. It's good for the budget and the Government argues smoker 'cause be better off, too. Narda Gilmore reports.Election eve savings that could well cost the smokers' voteThis I know won't be universally popular with all, it is a difficult decision, but a decision which is taken in the best interests of the bottom line. Starting of the nation.And the Budget bottom line. Starting on 1st

bottom line. Starting December, tobacco excise will rise by December, tobacco rise by 12.5% each year for the next 4 years, rise by 12.5% each year for next 4 years, adding more than $5 to a packet of 20 cigarettes by 2016. It will rake in $5.3 billion over the Forward Estimates.This is a decision which makes a contribution to returning the Budget to surplus in 2016/17.Healthier finances and, he says, a healthier nation. Smoking kills 15,000 Australians and costs the health system $31 billion every year.Last time there was an increase in the tobacco excise t led to a reduction in smoking of 11%.Anti-smoking advocates are expect a big impact this time, too.We predict that over the next 4 years , something like 220,000 will quit smoking and about 40,000 young people won't take it up as a result of the price.But the Opposition is not convinced.I don't like it, I want to see the detail of it.Joe Hockey says the Government is fixing its Budget crisis by jacking up smokers' cost of living.Smokers cob pensioners, low income people. Smokes and beers might be the thing that is important to them.The tobacco industry predicts a surge on the black market.The excise hike will go a long way in helping to plug a multibillion-dollar hole in revenue. The Government is expected to release its pre-election economic statement tomorrow and while this will be one of the biggest savings measures, there is still more to come.Former NSW Labor minister Eddie Obeid has spoke tone the media for the first time since yesterday's explosive Independent Commission Against Corruption findings vowing to challenge the case through every court of the land. Mr Obeid says it's in his best interests for any prosecution to proceed as quickly as possible because he wants to clear his name.It was a sham inquiry. The conclusion was expected from their opening statement by the assistant counsel.We look forward that the DPP picks this up and takes it to the Supreme Court. That's the only way we will be able to bring on the evidence and the truth of what's behind this.This is nothing short of a political witch-hunt against myself and MacDonald and it's backed up by the O'Farrell Government.We will pursue this through every court of the land to prove that we're innocent, we've done nothing wrong, and this has been just a political witch-hunt to have Labor ex-ministers in the public eye being scandalised and victimised and vilified by - I
don't victimised and vilified don't blame the media, you're doing your don't blame doing your job and you've to report what doing your job and to report what has been to report what has been said, but ICAC is a but ICAC is a disgrace. If the DPP don't take it to court, DPP don't take it to court, we will, DPP don't take it to will, because I won't have this hafnging over my will, because I won't have hafnging over my head. I've
given 20 hafnging over my given 20 years of service given 20 years of service to the NSW given 20 years of the NSW Parliament and I am a the very respected person by all those that dealt with me, and I am ashamed of some of my colleagues in the Labor Party who become like a lynching mob just to protect themselves, hoping that hoping that they can look clean in all of this. There is nothing in this. There is nothing in this inquiry that puts - that finds a smoking gun against anyone.Former Labor powerbroker in New South Wales, Eddie Obeid, and the NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell says a special unit is being set up in the Department of Public prosecutions to pursue charges against those that the corruption watchdog has recommended prosecuting. Mr O'Farrell says the DPP has been given extra funding to pursue the charges.It is important that ICAC provide a brief of evidence to the Director of Public Prosecutions for him to consider whether charges and which charges will be laid.I expect and I'm advised that that brief of evidence will be provided in the next few months and the Director of Public Prosecutions will then get on with his job.Just as last year we increased the ICAC budget by more than $3 million to deal with these matters, an increase that is being repeated again this year for the Independent Commission Against Corruption, so, too, earlier this year we took a decision to increase the resources of the Director of Public Prosecutions office. I think the Budget increases by around $5 million this year, which in part is paying for a specialist ICAC prosecutions unit, because we are determined to ensure that the Director of Public Prosecutions, independent prosecutor in this State has the resources to deal with these recommendations. Apologies about that pause. That was NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell speaking in Sydney earlier today. In Zimbabwe, millions of people have cast their ballots in an election which will determine if Robert Mugabe will be given another term. Observers labelled the poll orderly and quiet, but that has not calmed disquiet over the fairness of the vote. The ballot ends four years of uneasy power sharing between Robert Mugabe and his rival Morgan Tsvangirai, as Africa correspondent Stein Stijn Stein reports.Africa's oldest leader cast his ballot alongside his wife, Grace. At 89 years of age, Robert Mugabe is hoping to extend his 33-year rule one more time.With his vote, PM Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe's long-time bridesmaid, came the hope that this time was his hope time. While uncertainty and anxiety surrounded the lead-up to voting day, it has produced one absolute - an end to 4 years of uneasy power-sharing forced
between long-time rivals.The forced marriage was arranged by the international community to avoid further violence, following the bloody 2008 poll.Only a handful of foreign observers were allowed avoid monitor this election.It's been quiet.It's been orderly.The first place I called on this morning, they opened prompt at 7 o'clock.While Robert Mugabe has promised to stand down if he loses, not so Morgan Tsvangirai.He says he will only accept the outcome of a free and fair election which he and his party say this ballot is not.I am sure that the potential of un rest if people are not given the opportunity to vote, and if the result does not reflect the national mood.First results are expected to soon start trickling n but the official result won't be known for some days yet.Egypt's interim government has ordered police to clear protesters from the streets, prompting fears of more bloodshed, but supporters of the ousted President Mohamed Morsi say they will defy the latest order to end their protests in Cairo. The ABC's Philip Williams reports from Cairo. CHANTING.The pro-Morsi protesters now know what to expect after the government gave the go-ahead for police to clear them from the streets. TRANSLATION: The Cabinet has decided to take all necessary measures and assign the police to end the protests. This is to protect the national security of the country and the safety of the Egyptian people.At the largest protest at the Rabaa al-Adawia Mosque, the crowds were defy apt. Women and children were advised to leave. Many stayed despite the death of so many here just last weekend. TRANSLATION: There are expectations of a massacre taking place in front of the eyes of the whole world. The free people of Egypt and the world must stand against this stupid Cabinet mandate for the police to end the sit-in protests.Outside Cairo University, a smaller but less determined protest, with the less determined the same message - they will
fight to the same message fight to restore Mohamed Morsi as fight as President, whatever the fight to restore Mohamed cost.We came as President, whatever cost.We came here to cost.We came here to reject this military coup. We do not allow - if they would like to kill us, they kill us, they kill us. We are searching for our freedom and we won't go back from here, we won't go back from here.No-one here knows when an assault may begin, but most think it is inevitable. More than 200 people have died in recent weeks, including right here at the university.With no hint of compromise, these two sides look set for a head-on conflict and that will mean more flood shed on the streets of Egypt. Time now for sport with Amy Hetzel. Amy, that Bombers story just gets worse and worse for the club?It sure does, and we've heard from James Hird this morning who was greeted by somewhat of a media scrum when he left his home this morning, Joe, and there he denieded allegations that he spoke to a doctor about an undetectable testosterone cream for use by players. Former Essendon high performance boss Dean Robinson claimed the Bombers coach asked him to investigate use of the cream after meeting with a New York doctor. Hird spoke to the media as he made his way out of his house and off to work this morning. Hi , mate. How are we going?REPORTER: Can we trust Dean Robinson Who knows?What New York doctor were you speaking to?? I've never spoke tone a New York doctor. I've got to go. The club has made a statement and I prefer if you look statement.REPORTER: Have you asked for statement.REPORTER: Have asked for an ub detectable cream? Definitely notHas the AFP raided your home relation AFP raided your relation to your relationship with Shane Charter? Definitely not.ASADA will begin interviewing 30 players and support staff from the NRL today with an NRL official to sit in on all interviews. Jen Browning reports.The initial round of talks were called off in April after the first interview with Sharks back-rower Wade Graham. Today ASADA will begin questioning up to 30 players and support staff from across the NRL in relation to the alleged use of banned substances in rugby league. Now the Cronulla Sharks players who are set to face questioning from ASADA, they won't be interviewed until next week after the team returns home from its weekend match on Saturday against the Warriors in New Zealand.Now, these interviews are set down for a number of weeks. Today we don't know where the interviews will be taking place. We understand they could be at secret locations in hotels across Sydney. We understand that an NRL official will sit in on all interviews. And last night, the chief executive of the NRL Dave Smith spoke to Fox Sports saying he just wants this wrapped up as quickly as possible. I gist want to get it done. I've been consistent from the start. The allegations are serious, so therefore if there is something to be proven, let's get it sorted out, get the interviews done and move on.Under the legislation passed recently, any player or official who fails to front up to an ASADA interview will face a hefty penalty of up $5,000 a day. They will be compel ed with these investigations but they won't be forced to answer questions.Saturday's Grand Final between the Brumbies and Chiefs in New Zealand is officially a sellout. Fans have snapped up the 25,000 tickets on offer for the decider. The Brumbies have flown to New Zealand trying to win their first premiership in 9 years. George Smith and Clyde Rathbone are the only survivors from the 2004 team and they're hoping to replicate that successWe've spoken about how special that time was, but there is a real focus about this group riding - writing its own else, but Shane Warne writing its own history.Who offered some advice to struggling Australian cricket offered some team ahead of offered some advice to the
struggling Australian cricket team ahead of the third Test in team ahead manchester today. The spin team ahead of the third Test bowling great joined the Australians for their final training session. Skipper Michael Clarke insists the Aussies are still in it to win it and the team hasn't been affected by the latest news about sacked coach Mickey Arthur. Europe correspondent Barbara Miller has more.A star guest for the last training session before a Test that could spell the end of any Australian hopes of regaining the Ashes.The king of spin has history at Old Trafford and maybe, just maybe, his influence can bring the team the magic touch that has been so elusive.No scoop or anything like that. Just a bit of bowling in the nets with the spinners, when I've done it for 25 years, I'm sure I've got a little bit of knowledge I can help them with.On field, little to celebrate for Australia, but at least some positive news off it with Mickey Arthur settling his dispute with Cricket Australia.I've been very mindful of protecting the Australian cricket team from another - from any further publicity surrounding this dispute. With this fair and reasonable deal, we can now all get on with our lives. Thank you very much. I don't know much about it, to be