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(generated from captions) Tonight's Seven News headlines - a young Sydney model
killed in a car crash while talking to her boyfriend
on the phone. The Premier confronts Kevin Rudd
over his decision to torpedo
Sydney's Garden Island naval base. Rescuers celebrate after finding
an injured motorbike rider, trapped in the bush for 16 hours. Seven Group Holdings has announced
a record full-year result. The company posted a net profit
of $488 million. CEO Don Voelte admitted the second
half of the year was challenging. We had exceptional results
the last two years. We'll come off
of that a bit going forward but still a very
remarkable business. WesTrac drove the profit result. Candid photographs
of the Royal Family in their most unguarded moments are
going under the auctioneer's hammer. They were taken between the 1950s
and '70s by Ray Bellisario, the man considered
London's first paparazzo. The Royal Family
was so unhappy having him around, Prince Philip once suggested he be
locked up in the Tower of London. Now, here's Sarah
with Sydney's weather. Chris, Sydney's sunny spell
continued today with fine weather and light winds. The city peaked at 22 degrees after a low of 11 overnight. Currently it's 17 degrees. Western suburbs woke
to some morning fog. Richmond was the coldest spot
with 6 degrees. Today remained fine with high cloud
clearing soon after sunrise. Maximums were 2-4 degrees
above average for August. Penrith was the warmest -
a lovely 23 degrees. From the satellite a low pressure system is bringing
a few showers and storms to West Australia. It's looking mostly clear
in New South Wales. Tomorrow,
fine and warm winter weather will continue across much
of our state and Queensland. Around the capitals.

An approaching change will generate a shower or two
in Melbourne. A brief shower
in Adelaide. Fine in Canberra. Warm-to-hot conditions forecast
in Darwin, Alice Springs and Brisbane. On our waters:

Conditions are staying fine tonight. A low of 11 degrees. Tomorrow we're in
for more sunny skies. A top of 22.

The chance of patchy morning fog
in western suburbs. 5 in Campbelltown. Lovely winter sunshine
will return tomorrow. Temperatures climbing to 25
at Richmond and Penrith. 24 in Gosford and 22 in Cronulla and Bondi. Looking ahead - Thursday will be fine. Chance of a morning shower
on Friday. Becoming very warm thanks to
developing north-westerly winds. 26 in the city 28 in the west. The weekend will also be warm. A real taste of summer. That's Seven News at 6:00.
I'm Chris Bath. Seven's political editor Mark Riley
goes one on one with a fired-up Prime Minister
Kevin Rudd, now on 'Today Tonight'.

Hello and welcome to the program. Ahead - pushing the envelope. We reveal our
most complained about TV ads. That's later. But first,

you're either going to think Jeannie Erbacker
is the luckiest worker on earth or a deserving victim
of workplace bullying. Jeannie won a staggering
$364,000 compensation after she was yelled at by her boss. Once.

Fair go or way over the top? You decide.

Oi! What are you doing?! His arms were just flying around. Get out of there!
You are not meant to be in here! Get out of here!

I froze and I just thought,
"If I stand still, it'll pass." Queensland security guard
Gjenie Erbacher felt anything but safe
during her workplace confrontation. He's a bully. This is the man she's referring to, the University of the Sunshine Coast
director of operations Mark Bradley. I just kept reliving that day,
that moment. More than five years ago,
during a power blackout, Gjenie went to assist
a female colleague, but soon was in need of help herself
when her boss started yelling, accusing her of abandoning her post. What was he screaming? Um, "Get the bloody hell
out of there."

Um, and then I froze. It turned out to be
her last day in the job. I just couldn't return
and I was too scared to go back. I didn't know what to do. It turns out
Gjenie isn't the only staff member to fall foul of Mark Bradley. A few months
before her incident took place, one of her superiors complained
to university bosses that she, too, had been bullied. But, once again,
it wasn't properly investigated and the woman ended up leaving. And one day, she was employed
with the university and my superior and the next day, she wasn't there. Gjenie refused to go away,
taking legal action, which initially resulted
in her claim being dismissed, though she was awarded
$100 compensation. On appeal,
that figure skyrocketed to $364,000, with one of the judges ruling
the bullying may not have happened if the university had acted
on the previous complaint. This is a precedent in Australia. Melissa Payne is from Shine Lawyers,
which handled Gjenie's legal case. There hasn't been a case where
a person has received compensation for pure psychiatric injuries.

She has just been so sick
for so long. It has just drained the life
out of her. Michael Erbacher
is Gjenie's husband. It will take her a long time to get
back to the Gjenie I used it to know but we're looking forward to it. The University of the Sunshine Coast has released
a one-paragraph statement.

Mark Bradley has kept his job, though it's understood
he has received counselling. Gjenie says
she was never in it for the money and confesses she was surprised
by the payout amount. And I feel overwhelmed
that I had to fight so hard to stand up for myself.

Now to more on our investigation
into corruption and money laundering of Australian aid
destined for Papua New Guinea. Tonight, we reveal how some of the dirty money
ends up back in Australia.

We haven't stolen anything, mate.
At all. This is Tim Breen - the Papua New Guinean government
allege that he and his business partner
are in receipt of monies transferred to them illegally. What are you talking about? The amount is $45 million. What happened to it?
I'm sorry? What happened to the $45 million? That's held on trust for the client. The client is
the Papua New Guinean Government. They take a different view to Tim. $45 million belonging to the people
of Papua New Guinea was transferred to Australian banks, to Australian-based businesses
and companies, and just disappeared. Last night, we met Papua New Guinea's
chief corruption fighter, Sam Koim. He is investigating
a $45 million transfer from Papua New Guinea
to Lismore's Commonwealth Bank. And they sent $45 million
to Australia? Yes.

And an Australian bank
took that money and didn't ask any questions? Yep. And that money is now missing? The money trail begins
in Papual New Guinea with the government-owned
Motor Vehicle Insurance Limited. At its simplests, it's alleged they sent $45 million to Australia
without the approval of the board that authorises these transactions,
the IPBC. As such, the deal is illegal
in Papua New Guinea. The Papua New Guinea Government
wants the money back. They're having a tough time. Money laundering expert Griffith University's
Professor Jason Sharman. The reasonable suspicion is that a
lot of it has been taken by Woodlawn and that many millions
of the orginal money has gone back to the corrupt
Papua New Guinean politicians who allegedly committed this crime.

The responsible minister was after some are.He is the son of the former Prime Minister. He was suspended from of this, relating to 105 allegations of misconduct. Have you been involved in or been the beneficiary of corruption?I do not believe so. And he questions the role of the Commonwealth Bank, which received the $45 million. There are such a thing called due diligence. I did have expected that during the due process, someone would have given us a call.He received no call from the Commonwealth Bank. They told us:

We have not laundered very money. It is all accounted for.Tim Breen believes they are the victims, not the perpetrators.It is a contractual dispute. We are being bullied by a bigger party on the other side. We and complied with all regulations. Check the records. Our approaches for calm rent reviews were refused. The minister responsible is the Attorney-General. We did not get a lot of joy there, either.No not at the moment.Just one comment?You should be going to the minister.Is this on? It was. And with this, the interview was over. The Attorney-General found it a bit of a Joe. For Sam Koim, Australia's role for providing a role for hundreds of millions of dirty money is no laughing matter. Australia feels what we feel because we are a close neighbour. We deal with some of these issues. We are making sacrifices. I love my country.

Late today the Attorney-General
and Minister for Justice announced they'd be examining
all the corruption allegations raised in James Thomas' reports. Now to the election campaign and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
woke this morning to headlines predicting a landslide defeat, and suggestions the rest of the
campaign was about damage control rather than victory. He spoke to Seven's Chief
Political Editor Mark Riley.

Prime Minister,
thank you very much for your time. Welcome to our place. Thanks very much for having us. Why are you losing this election
campaign? It's a tough election and you're making an assumption
that two weeks out that there's going to be
a fixed result which you see printed
in certain newspapers at present. I'm a fighter, Mark, and I've been a fighter from day one and many people have written me
off before but I am fighting for the jobs
of people watching your program, I'm fighting for their schools,
their hospitals and their right to get broadband to
their home and their small business and fighting
for their clean energy future and I will be fighting
right through until election day, because that is what I'm elected
to do. What will you do differently
in this last 12 days to focus people's minds to win
back the votes you need to win? I don't intend to change one thing. I believe in being who I am and those who have known me well
for the last 10, 15, 20 years know that what you see
is what you get and I don't intend to try and remake for the purposes of the good folks
watching your program. What I'm on about is, what do we do for Australia's future
to secure the jobs of the future? Because everyone in this country
is worried about job security. My number-one job is to make sure
their jobs are safe. To protect those jobs, though, you're going to have to keep your
own. At the moment, I know we're going
back to the polls, but if you believe the polls, you are about to join
a very select group, Stanley Melbourne Bruce in 1929
and John Howard in 2007, which you had a little bit to do, and perhaps Kevin Rudd in 2013 loses
the election and his seat. You know something, Mark? I am not faintly concerned about
what happens to me. I am really concerned
about what happens to Australia and every single family
watching your program tonight. That's what I'm concerned about. It's a good answer
and one I expect you to give me. No, no.

It's actually the right answer
and it's the accurate answer. You know why? There are a million things in life
I could do beyond politics. You know that. I did it before and I lost my first
round of politics. This is not about a job. It's about what I can do to provide
a national leadership for the country
in uncertain economic times, uncertain security times, but making sure that the jobs
of Australians are properly protected. They get decent pay
and decent conditions. We're building their schools
and building their hospitals and that's what I am
passionate about. Whether I'm a central part
of the show, well, frankly, that is
of secondary concern to me and that has been kind of my
approach to national political life from the get-go. There will be one winner
and one the loser on Saturday week. If you lose, will you stay on? You know something, Mark? I am not going to engage
in any form of hypotheticals. No, no, but you have already. I am not... But you have contemplated this. You said, I have been chasing
you on the campaign trail and I have heard you say many times that if a poll were held today
Tony Abbott would be prime minister. You have contemplated the fact
that you might lose. I have also gone on to say,
as you well know, Mark Riley, and that is why I am fighting and that is why I am explaining
the difference between us and what we offer and this crazy priority
of Mr Abbot's to have a paid parental leave scheme which provides $75,000
to billionaires to have a baby, which each one of your viewers
tonight is going to pay for, either through higher taxes,
self-funded retirees, 1 million-plus pensioners, not to mention the fact that that is more we spend
on childcare benefit each year. That is a segue from the postcode
of the question. We will get there.

Can I just get you on this point,
then? What is your commitment to the
Goodbergers of Griffith, the electorate
that you were at today is your commitment that you would will see out
the next term, win lose or draw? My commitment
is to be an effective leader to this community of mind
and to serve these people because these people have elected me
in good times

and in bad.

That is my vocation
for the future. With respect to you your question, you have the
car before the horse, mate. The car before the horse
is this: So many journos to Lytle To be fair, that is

To be fair, that is where we should be focusing our discussions. I respect their judgment. We will get to those issues. You have not said if you will see out the next term. I intend to prevail in the election. If you engage me about what happens afterwards, you know as well as I do that are good friends in the Murdoch press have run 15 stories about be contemplating defeat in the election.What do you think of the paid parental leave scheme? Why is it so wrong?It says a lot about his priorities. It is his captain's pick priority. It is $22 billion. Frankly, more than we spend on child care rebates and childcare assistance. More than we spend, in fact, looking into details ahead, a longer -- more money than high- speed drill from Brisbane to Melbourne. His priorities are wrong. To pay for this policy, it is cuts to jobs, wages and conditions, schools, hospitals. On top of that, you also have the real impact on people's cost of living.They depict a few things to you. Do you talk too much?I felt Tony Abbott had a unique response to that recently. The problem with him is he does not answer the questions. I believe I have a job to answer the questions that are paid to me as best as I can. I might not give the perfect answers from your point of view.The other thing, this is a man whose rude to people in private, maker parties, -- make-up artists, air hostesses...How long have you known me?15 years.Is that true?I have not seen it. Perhaps your relationship is different with me. Anyone who has worked with me will have a vastly different conclusion to that which is being run. I don't believe you can fool the Australian public. You are who you are.How does it make you feel?It knocks you round a bit. No one likes it. It is fundamentally untrue. Sometimes it is a bare-faced lie, not just an exaggeration. My family are human beings and they feel it. Australia is are Bob Hawke but what is happening in Syria. -- Australians are upset. Children are being killed with chemical weapons. Is that not way above the threshold for intervention by the international community?As a father, as a human being, like you, I am revolted by what I see. I have a long chat with Barack Obama this morning. He is talking to the Allies. We are one. My judgment, and I believe him to be a good man, is that there is a deep universal principle at stake here. If you allow a regime which attorneys these weapons on kids, on families, one in essence, if you simply "It is all too hard
and too far away", we would just way back
through to the keeper, that establishes
a precedent for the future for other bad regimes elsewhere. So my answer is, this will require a response which is appropriate to
the circumstances. You cannot let this pass by. But we are heading towards conflict,
aren't we? Surely? There are, in my judgment,
difficult times which lie ahead and I sometimes question,
I really do question, having known Abbott for a long time, whether he really has
the temperament for that sort of thing, because you have to sit back, think,
calmly reflect and then work through it. Temperament and judgment
are quite important. He doesn't have the temperament
to deal with an issue like this? He doesn't have the background. Sometimes I find in him
a bit of an impulsive nature, that is, rushing ahead to a judgment
and you know what his judgment is. You know what? He has been in parliament
for 20 years, 19 of which he was
the great pugilist.

Suddenly he has become
the statesman. so the Tony Abbott that I know,
15 years in Parliament with him, is of a different nature. This stuff is complex and in diplomacy, words are bullets, and you need to remember that
so in the question of temperament, I don't think it's wrong
to raise a question and I don't challenge
Mr Howard's temperament on those questions. I wouldn't challenge even
Malcolm Turnbull's temperament on these sort of questions because he has
a degree of background in dealing with these complex
questions but I think Mr Abbott
is a little different. Prime Minister,
thanks for your time. Thanks for having me
on your programme. And, in the interests of fairness, we've invited Mr Abbott
on to the program next week. He's considering that offer. The TV commercials you love to hate. But first, more commercials.

VOICEOVER: Tony Abbott
and Liberal candidate Peter Hendy will cut at least 12,000
local public service jobs. Taking at least 12,000 jobs
out of our local economy will hurt local small businesses,
retail and tourism operators. They've also pledged to cut
funding to local schools and sack at least 91 front-line
health workers across our region. And there's more cuts on the way. If Tony Abbott
and Peter Hendy win, you lose.

Australia is renowned for making some of the world's
most creative TV commercials. But just because the other
advertisers think they're cute doesn't mean you like them too.

Hi. I'm Gok Wan at Target
and I'm all about your assets. Rude and crude.

Your bangers
will never feel more loved. Or proud and playful? Is it fun? Yes, it is. When it comes to advertising,
they'll try anything. Ad expert Jane Caro. Advertising has to work very hard
these days to get noticed. This Target ad certainly had
some viewers saying, "Oh, my Gok" and complaining
to the Advertising Standards Bureau.

Quite frankly, Gok Wan can call
my breasts any name he likes. I know he has no desires on them.

The industry watchdog didn't have
its knickers in a twist either. The ad was given the all clear. Brand expert Simon Hammond. It's designed to get people
to laugh, to be titillated. May I say that? And also to enjoy the fact
that this guy is have a joke. This billboard featuring
DJ David Guetta didn't fare so well. It was banned by the ASB
who found it to be obscene and that the wording was used
in a sexual context. So much so, that we have to show you
an edited version. Poster's a different kettle of fish. You can't choose
whether you go past a poster or not if it's on the road that you drive
along to get your kids to school, for instance. We are certainly exposed
to advertising in a big way - print, radio, YouTube and TV. We spend around 13 hours a week
watching the small screen alone. But are we becoming desensitised
to it all? What we've become, actually,
is extremely good at not seeing them and that's why ads are trying
harder and harder. Some do it
by seeking to shock and offend.

are getting controversial and they're getting our attention. Balls.

But, according to Steve Hammond, compared to the rest of world,
we're still quite tame. Take clothing brand Benetton's
'Unhate' campaign which aired through Europe
and the UK.

The controversy was amazing, but it got away with it
and it made people talk. His advice for those offended
by certain marketing campaigns? You can contact
the television station or you can harden up a bit. The fact is
this world is controversial. Still to come - The Olympic hero turned drug dealer speaks about his extraordinary
roller-coaster life since Athens 2004.

If Tony Abbott wins, families
will lose the Schoolkids Bonus. And what about those depending
on penalty rates or overtime? And 12,000 people
will lose their jobs.

VOICEOVER: Tony Abbott
and Liberal candidate Peter Hendy will cut at least 12,000
local public service jobs. Taking at least 12,000 jobs
out of our local economy will hurt local small businesses,
retail and tourism operators. They've also pledged to cut
funding to local schools and sack at least 91 front-line
health workers across our region. And there's more cuts on the way. If Tony Abbott
and Peter Hendy win, you lose.

Tomorrow night - the rise and fall
of an Olympic hero. Out of jail and on a mission.

From the height of success in sport to the crash and a big loan of finding myself in prison. I made some poor choices and I am paying for them. It wasn't a place so wanted to go to again.That story tomorrow and all the latest on the idea fell drug scandal over on 7TWO right now with Mellissa

What's wrong? Everyone has to have
a first time, don't they? Maddy, you don't want this. I don't think
we can be friends anymore. I'm sorry. Heath and I would like to set up
a wishing well so that the wedding guests,
instead of giving us gifts, will donate money to get
you and Pippa to America. Thank you. When you and your brothers
went out on your boards and said goodbye to Rocco, I really wanted to be part of that. Well, you could pay tribute to him
at the wedding. You had to sleep with another woman
to realise how much you loved me? I would have thought he would've
learnt from his father's mistakes. And you're lucky you didn't find out
when you had three kids and it's too late. I know that you are damaged
and I know you're unpredictable and all the other stuff but I need to know that this will
never happen again! I promise,
if you give me another chance, I will spend the rest of my life
trying to make it up to you. I just want us to be happy. Well, then, I'll spend the rest of
our lives trying to make us happy.

You're quiet.

Just thinkin'.

Were you serious
about getting married? 'Cause if you need
just more time or... I don't. Do you? No. I just... I wanted you to be sure.

I love you and I want to marry you.

(BOTH LAUGH) When do you want to do it? Tomorrow? What? Is that even possible? Well, I'm hoping Roo will be able to
pull something together.

Thank you, for giving me another chance. If I'd lost you...

Let's never talk about this again.

Now, don't take any rubbish
from the boys. They'll be here at midday
to help you with the chairs
and the heavy lifting and whatever. Heath, we got it...
And don't give them anything
that's not on that list. 'Cause they'll try. OK, well, if you've got
any questions, just ask. If you can't make it happen,
make it happen. Heath, if you'd just given us
a bit more time... No excuses, OK? I get one chance
at this. It has to be perfect.