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(generated from captions) much better led, we will invite the State Government to participate in this so that not
have a one-stop approvals shop, not just for the Commonwealth but for State and Commonwealth Government here in this State. Because we've got to get things going here in Tasmania. Tasmania has got to be a dynamic economy as well as a beautiful national park. We've got to get things going and this one-stop shop be a door that people with major proposals can knock on. There'll be major proposals can knock There'll be someone standing by the door to hold the proponent's hand and take them through the process as an advocate, as an advocate. This won't just be a box-ticking exercise. It will be a support exercise so that, for the first time in almost a generation, we start to get things going in this great State Tasmania. APPLAUSE

It is a growth plan, tailor made for Tasmania. It is a growth plan that has been tailor made by Tasmanians, for Tasmania, and which the national Government will enthusiasticly implement should we win the election on September 7th. Now, ladies and gentlemen... yes, I hear the confidence out there! (LAUGHTER) .Not complacent, not cocky, but very confident. Thank you very much indeed. I'm delighted to be standing beside our two candidates for the two southern seats in Tasmania. Bernadette Black, our candidate for Franklin and Tanya Denison, our candidate for Denison. (APPLAUSE) .Dennison for Denison. And Tanya, as a mining engineer now with your own business, you are very well placed to contribute to the economic revitalisation of this great State.And Bernadette Black, what a marvellous story - a nurse, a mother, a campaigner, not just a mother, but a Mother of the Year. And one of the things I like so much about the team that I am so honoured and so proud to lead is that right around our country, we have candidates of enormous capacity, enormous talent and commitment, candidates who reflect the length and breadth, the richness and diversity of modern Australia.It's, in my experience and I've now been contesting elections since 1994 - when I first came into the Parliament, general elections since 1996, I've seen a lot of candidates, but I have never before seen the calibre candidate who is contesting
seats for candidate who seats for the Coalition seats for the Coalition that we do not hold.(APPLAUSE)
We We have professors of We have cardology, we've got a former
President of cardology, we've got President of the Australian President Medical Association, we've got our Medical Association, we've our senior commander from our senior commander from the Iraq theatre in Andrew Nivolic in Bass, we have former members of the State House of Assembly, doctors, nurses and small business people and farmers and teachers and nurses and policemen - the whole range of occupations. It is such a far cry from the Labor Party's closed shop of former union officials and superannuated ex-premiers. (APPLAUSE) .Such a far cry. Such a far cry. But what we are saying to the Australian people is we want to govern this country. We want to make a difference. We don't simply want to hold office. We don't simply want to preside in Canberra, we want to make a difference, and we want that
to build a stronger economy so that your cost-of-living pressures are reduced, so that your job security is improved, so that the future of your children and grandchildren is bright, and we know that we can never do that by doing cheap and tawdry deals with the Greens. We know that. We can never build a stronger country, we can never choose a better future by doing cheap and tawdry deals with the Greens. Think of what the Greens stand for. They want to close down the forestry industry, they want to close down the fishing industry, they want to shut down the live export trade, they want to close down the cool industry - the coal cool industry. No real leader of the Labor Party, no true friend of industry. No real leader of the workers of Australia would want to do a deal with the Greens, and want to do a deal Greens, and Mr Rudd, that's exactly what he is doing, he is planning a preference swap. He is hoping to sneak back into minority Greens support. Well, that's not our way. It might be Mr Ru's way, but it's not my way, it's not our way.My friends, 23 days. 23 days to campaign for a better future. I will bend every fibre of my being, I will spend every ounce of and
energy. Eric and David and Will and Tanya and Bernadette, that's what we'll all be doing.And it's so good to have you with us, so good to have you with us. This is such an important election.It is so important for the future of our country. We just can't go on like we have for the last three years.We just can't go on like we have for the last three years.There is almost nothing wrong with our country that a change of government won't fix. That's why each and every one of us has to work so incredibly hard, not just for our party, but for Australia over the next 23 days.That was live from Hobart. The Opposition Leader busy with engagements on the campaign trail today at a Coalition event there. I emphasise that we've already heard from the PM, too, in Darwin. That's the third time we've heard from Tony Abbott today, but we have obviously been covering the prime ministerial movements today. He has been in Darwin and we will be hearing from him again in a few hours from Kununurra in WA, from the Argyle dam walls. We have teams with both the PM and the Opposition Leader covering their public events as they arise. The PM has unveiled a plan to expand the economic opportunities in the North, with tax breaks for companies. For more, let's speak to reporter Kerrin Binnie in Canberra. Good afternoon. Just take us through what the PM has announced for northern Australia.He wants to set up what he has called a three-pillar economy up there, and it will be underpinned by pillar 1 which is a special economic zone for the Northern Territory. That is he says he wants about a third cut off the company tax rate and that is designed to make businesses or be incentives for businesses to move to the Northern Territory, and he is also expanding the Ord irgreenhouse gas emission program. That's what he wants to do. But all of this won't be up and running until about 2018. Let's have a listen to what the PM had to say when he was spelling out the plan to journalists today.It would be great to have a company tax rate lower than that of the rate here, about one-third lower than that of the rest of lower than that of the rest the country for NT-based
businesses. We of course would consult with the Northern Territory Government and with Territory Government and the business community, and, if returned, we would then finalise and announce a detailed implementation plan in 2014.So, that's the PM speaking in Darwin a short time ago, but Kerrin, the Opposition is saying it also has a plan for northern Australia?That's right, and they've been quite critical already of Kevin Rudd's announcement. Within ministers actually, Tony Abbott was on his feet at the Hobart Airport, but Tony Abbott has, as you mentioned his own plan. It is to have a white paper on the development of northern Australia within 12 months of a Coalition Government taking office.But, as I said, he has been already quite critical of the Government's announcement today, and says that he is playing political catch-up. It's just another thought bubble from a prime minister who had a plan to tear down his predecessor, but he doesn't have a plan to actually develop our country. He doesn't have a plan actually to grow our economy, and that's what the Australian people want right now.And that was Tony Abbott speaking at the Hobart Airport. Kerrin, just take us through what Tony Abbott has announced for Tasmania today?Well, he has been campaigning again in stop
Tasmania. This is his second stop to Tasmania. The Liberals are hoping to pick up probably about two seats is what they're hoping for, that is Bass and Braddon, and Bass has a margin of 6.7% in Labor's favour, but obviously the Liberals are quite keen on getting those seats, and must be quite confident. They've sent the leader there twice in two weeks of an election campaign. So Tony Abbott last week announced a locals' jobs plan for northern Tasmania, and this announcing
week, today he has been announcing more funding for various projects across ta. He says it will boost the economy of the State, including an upgrade of the Hobart Airport, the runway there, to get larger planes, larger passenger and cargo planes. We heard him mentioning that in his speech to Liberal Party faithful nuft general then, but also upgrades to the highway and Antarctic research centre to be based in Hobart as well. He says he wants Hobart to become the transit lane to Antarctica.The PM had an announce Mount From outside the political sphere?That's right. In November 2011, there were three Australian soldiers that were wounded by a rogue Afghan soldier, and Kevin Rudd announced this morning while talking to troops in Darwin at the barracks there in Darwin, saying that they have found the man who did it, and he has been killed.Mohammed Roussi was his name and he was killed by small arms fire when he was engaged by combined force elements. Now, those combined forcelements are the International Security Assistance Force that is in Afghanistan of which Australia is a part, as well as the US and some other countries as well. So Kevin Rudd not politicising that, but choosing to make that announcement to troops in Darwin this morning. We have been advised that Afghan forces supported by the Australian and ISAF elements have killed Mohammed rousecy, the former Afghan National Army soldier who shot and wounded three Australian soldiers in 2011. Rousecy was killed by small arms fire on Tuesday night, Afghan time. One of the Afghan soldiers was slightly wounded during this engagement. This combined operation followed months of focused intelligence and professional work by the Australian Defence Force in concert with the International Security Assistance Force. Once commend the absolute professionalism of the Australian Defence Force in the field.And that is a message, Joe, that Kevin Rudd gave more today,
broadly to the troops in Darwin today, thanking them for their work and in not only in Afghanistan, but at home as well.Kerrin Binnie in Canberra, thank you.During the campaign, our political editor Lyndal Curtis is hosting a daily chat with some of the insiders about the ups and downs of the campaign trail. Let 's cross live now to Lyndal Curtis in CanberraThank you, Joe. We are joined Liberal staffer Ian Joe. We are joined by former Liberal staffer Ian Hanke, and Liberal staffer Ian Hanke, former Labor staffer Ian, Stephen Banks. Both the Opposition Leader and the PM have been making announcements in different part fs of the country. Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has unveiled his economic plan for Tasmania. It includes a major projects approval agency which he says will beage advocate for development. The Opposition Leader says Tasmania has great potential, but is underperforming. Wove' got unemployment that is 2.5 percentage points above the national average, we have the lowest GDP per head, the lowest average wages, lowest life expectancy. Tasmania shouldn't be like this. Tasmania has the potential to be so much better than this, and that's why we have a plan, a growth plan, that has been tailor made for Tasmania.Now, the PM Kevin Rudd was at the opposite end of the country in Darwin, outlining plans to cut the company tax rate for businesses based in the Northern Territory. Kevin Rudd says creating a special economic zone in the Territory will help boost investment.Our logic is simple: We need a national imagination to grasp the economic potential that northern Australia holds not just for itself but our entire vast continent, and beyond that imagination, having core concrete plans to make it work.To harness the enormous agricultural potential of northern Australia to build the new food export industries to turbo-charge our economy in the future.Now, Ian, the Coalition, too, has a plan for northern Australia. The Coalition would have a white paper. There are a lot of plans in this election campaign, and a lot of announcements, but at announcements are actually relatively small amounts of money compared to the sorts money you see in a Commonwealth
Budget. Is money you see Budget. Is this unusual for an election campaign?Well, the straightened financial circumstances that the Labor Government has left us in really mean that the days of big extravagant promises are past. I mean, we are very, very constrained with what we can promise, but we are making very targeted, concrete announcements. Like Mr Abbott's announcement today for an extension of the Hobart Airport, for example, would have a significant economic impact. So, at announcements are very targeted, they're very pre advice and they have a very real outcome associated with them, to boost the economy, so you don't have to spend big, you have to spend wisely, and that's what we're finding Mr Abbott is dog.Simon, are the small targeted announcements for, say, sports grounds, or as Ian mentioned, Mr Abbott has for the Hobart Airport, essentially spending what little money you have for the greatest benefit, in particular seats?Look, he is certainly trying to maximise local benefit. As Ian was indicating, you can have a grand picture and frame that you want to do for your election campaign, but at the end of the day you've got to bring it down to things that are very concrete, very real and very deliverable for people who lives in different parts of the country. Both sides of politics are doing that. What you pointed out right at the start is very interesting, the Government is being very prudent in terms of its spending commitment the. Every single announcement it has made was funded in its economic update which was launched just before the campaign was going under way. Tony Abbott on the other hand has this massive costings problem. We know he is already committed to about $25 billion worth of expenditure, racking to
up every day. Major commitments to come and still no indication yet where the money is coming from to pay for it.We have had the costings argument a lot over the past week and a half. The Government does vr the benefit of having access to Treasury.It Serge does.Ian, the announcements being made, Mr Political parties make announcements for all parts of the country, or will both the Coalition and the Government target their announcements in either the seats they want to hold or the ones they think they can win?Well, you do have targeted policies, so you do make specific announcements for different areas, because they have different requirements, as I pointed out by Hobart. The Coalition has put forward a national plan as well, though, with a 1.5 cent company tax to stimulate the economy that. Is a broader plan for the whole nation which is also supported by these targets plans, such as the extension of the Hobart airport, and I think what we've seen today really shows the contrast between the two campaigns. Mr Rudd had a thought bubble on the aeroplane on the way to Darwin and came up with some uncosted plan for a one-third company tax rate cut for 2018 or something - some thought bubble, an uncosted thought bubble, and you contrast that with a real solution, a real policy and a real outcome with the $38 million that was spent. So I think today we're actually seeing a real contrast in the two campaigns and the way the announcements are being made.Simon, quick response The irony of this is that Tony Abbott two years ago announced
he would have northern Australia he before the election commepsed, Australia policy, and just before the election he went back up there and said, "I've got a he went back up there and "I've got a new policy. It's "I've got talk to you for "I've got a new policy. talk to you for another two
years about talk to years about what that policy
might talk to you for another two
years might be." We're in this very interesting situation might be." We're in interesting situation where
Kevin Rudd is up there making concrete announce mets today.Although, there is quite a lot of detail that we're yet to still see, including the costs. But in relation Toward part 3, an important development in hoping up the food bowl in northern Australia, but Tony Abbott, it was a 30-page document full of glossy numbers, not a single...We have to move on because I have a couple of questions I want to get to. One of those is what's often called the vision thing. There are people who says "Where is the vision? Why aren't our leaders expressing a vision?" Ian s that something that Australian politicians usually do, or is it something that we see US Presidents, and presidential candidates outlining a vision, but the reality of the way the governments function differently means Australian politicians, Australian leaders are kind of more grounded in what they do and what they promise?We do have a much more grounded approach here.It's one thing to paint a big picture, but it is another thing to actually deliver substantial real solutions and that's what people really want, I think, Lyndal. After being involved in, I don't know, countless federal elections now, the real issues that people want are the issues that they need addressed. They don't necessarily want a big picture which does nothing for them. They actually want solid, real policies that will directly affect them and improve the quality of their life, secure jobs for them, help the economy.-the-big picture - yeah, sure, a lot of journalists like to say the vision thing is lacking, but if you're out in an outer eastern suburb or a western suburb, you're more considered about the concrete things that will actually affect your life, and that's what good politics is about.Simon, do awe agree I absolutely agree with Ian. At the end of the day you do have to have an overarching economic and social framework for the country, and we saw, I think particularly Kevin Rudd when he launched this whole campaign, set out how he wants to basically grow the economy, how he wants to maintain basic services for the Australian people, gave a framework for people to understand, but you can't just talk inneth theer ral things, you do have to make it reel right across the nation. Particularly in local
nation. communities. At the end of the day if most Australian voters can't touch it, smell it, feel it, they aren't likely to vote for it.Both sides have had
negative advertising, one from the Labor Party last night, a mother cutting up fruit for her children, directly asking Tony Abbott questions. Simon, the Labor Party uses mothers in kitchens a lot. What is it? What's that appeal? Does it work? Whinging Wendy, we remember right back from the Hawke days, a pretty standard frame for an election campaign ad. It poses serious questions to Tony Abbott about what his plans for Australia are. We often see tradie guys talking about issues, like WorkChoices, you might remember from 2007. Very simple, because these are the very people, people like this woman whortion will be the ones on September 7, who will make the decision about who is PM of this country.Ian, we do occasionally see a lot of red and black used in negative advertising,, too but is the message better delivered by someone people can relate to?I think it's true. We've run a fairly positive campaign with Tony just talking directly to the electorate and I think that has worked quite well. I think one very good ad that has just started and that's from the Australian salary packaging Association which is highlighting the $1.8 billion FBT tax slug. That's a very effective ad because it talks directly to the people affected by this tax change, talks about the jobs that are lost, goes to the heart of the debate that is going on at the moment and that's about economic management and what it means.On that note, I think we will probably see more negative ads before the campaign is over, but Ian Hanke and Simon, thanks for your company.Thank you. Reports of people being injured in a wall collapse in the Sydney suburb of Blacktown, in Sydney's west. One of our reporters Simon Palan has tweeted that the Ambulance Service is saying it's treating three people, including two teenagers. I haven't seen any official tweets yet from NSW ambulance or police in the last 15 minutes, so we'll keep across that through the afternoon.Just repeating that news - apparently a wall collapsed in Blacktown in Sydney's west and three people apparently injured there, including two teenagers.Australia has joined the international condemnation of Egypt's bloody crackdown on protesters in Cairo. Egypt is under a state of emergency and dusk-to-dawn curfews are in place in Cairo and 10 provinces in the wake of the bloodiest day since the revolution two years ago. The Government has restored the army powers of arrest and indefinite detention that had held until the fall of Hosni Mubarak in 2011. Lets's take a look back at what happened.Security forces carried out a day-long operation to break up camps supportive of Mohamed Morsi. The Muslim Brotherhood says around 2,000 people were killed in those clashes.Egyptian health officials put the death toll around 270 civilians and 43 police officers.Egyptian authorities have declared a month-long state of emergency and a curfew. Australia's Foreign Affairs Minister Bob Carr says Australians should avoid travelling to Egypt and if they are in the country, they should leave.The biggest sit-in was in Sas ra city in Cairo where - nas ra City where thousands have been camping out for weeks, including women and children. This report shooting started at
inside the compound.The inside the shooting started at 7am. The snipers fired shooting started at 7am. snipers fired from surrounding apartments.Problem? Yes, big problem. Yes, yes. Look, look.For 30 ministers, - minutes, all were pinned down, at assaults grew closer, shots coming in and going out.In Rabba Mosque, what was a refuge for women and children, became a place filled with fear.Inside the Rabba Mosque which until a few hours ago was a shelter for women and childrens has now become a makeshift hospital and while we've been here, we've seen dozens injured and several dead people brought in, many the victim of gunshots.With the first lull in fighting, the wounded began to arrive, and then the dead.Also lots of birdshot injuries, walking wounded filled with anger.You must tell all the world what we have suffered from. We have suffered from killers, killers, just killers, just killers.Soon enough, the number of casualties were so overwhelming, people were treated where they lay. The media centre became a makeshift hospital for the seriously injured. Dozens wounded, all gunshot victims, a triage of sorts with precious little to treat them. Our camera, a focus for these people's fury for the military and their message for the outside world.Our President is Mohamed Morsi. We are calling for legitmacy. This is our point of view. That's why we they are killing us. This is not - this is not legal. They are in a war.It was expected, but few were prepared for it.So , the violence overnight is likely to have serious implications for Egypt and the rest of the Middle East.What's happening in Egypt is a violent and bloody illustration of the demth of division and polarisation in the country. On one side, armed forces determined to enforce their vision of democracy, on the other, resolute supporters of a more Islamic Egypt than the military is willing to allow.The main front lines in this battle, but not the only areas of conflict have been the protest camps in Cairo around Naqda Square and the Rabaa al-Adawia Mosque.After the failure of all efforts at reconciliation, early this morning Egyptian forces moved in, bulldozing bar saids and driving protesters out. Within a couple of hours they cleared the smaller camp, but around the mosque, there is far greater bloodshed and it is the level of violence which many governments have been quick to condemn.The US strongly condemns the use of violence against protesters in Egypt. We extend our condolences to the families of those who have been killed and to the injured. RsWe have repeatedly called on the Egyptian military and security forces to show restraint.So, who are the protest ers and what do they want? They are members of the Muslim Brotherhood who say their democratic election victory was stolen will them in last month's coup, but the Brotherhood's vision made them powerful enemies, particularly in the military, so the Egyptian Army, once seen of friends of all the country's people, are now seen to be taking sides. Last month they brought down President Morsi and today the generals used their overwhelming military superiority to push his supporters and the breer breerhood off the streets. Does the scale of today's mounting death toll risk tipping Egypt to something far worse - civil war? Egypt's Government denies using force. TRANSLATION: The Government salutes the efforts of the military services for imposing order. These forces are utesing the utmost self-restraint and highest degree of professionalism in order to clear the city.But as violence spread, this is Alexandria. The Vice President Mohammed ElBaradei has resigned, a serious blow to the interim government. What happens in Egypt matters far beyond the country's borders. Months, possibly years of dangerous instability in Egypt and the wider region could be the outcome.Let's check tomorrow's weather with Vanessa O'Hanlon.A strong cold front has been moving through the south western ar parts of WA with very gusty winds, thunderstorms and hail amongst that. We will see it move over towards SA on Friday and then over towards the south-east for the weekend, and behind it some very, very cold produce more snow falls about very, very cold weather should the south-east N the produce more snow falls the south-east N the meantime,
a the south-east N a high moving over NSW, so mostly fine a high moving over mostly fine conditions and mostly warm in Queensland with that trough. Around the country for warm in Queensland tomorrow, and we can trough. Around band
tomorrow, and we can see the band of rain tomorrow, and we with the cold front. Again, a Temperatures
very quick-moving system. Temperatures will become more warmer in places like SA ahead of the of the trough, so we will see some pretty warm weather over the next day or so:

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Unlocking the crisis is far from Unlocking the secrets of the genetic mutations that genetic mutations that cause cancer. A month-long state of emergency has been declared in Egypt after the most violent day for many months. It comes after security forces raided two protest camps set up by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood President. The authorities themselves say nearly 150 people will be killed and more than a thousand wounded. The Opposition say it's a massacre.Two hours after first light, without warning, the State moved in. We filmed a military bulldozer knocking down the barricades around the Rabaa capital of the pro-Morsi movement. Protesters fought back. This is what a last stand looks like. On this corner, demonstrators burn tyres and took on the police. Here an older man joins in.