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(generated from captions) winning the ACT second Senate seat now that pre-poll votes have been counted. Mr Seselja is hovering around the quota needed to take the seat and pre-poll votes are favouring him strongly.That's the latest from the Canberra newsroom. Stay with us for 7:30 with Leigh Sales as Labor accuses Kevin Rudd of treachery. We will leave you in North Korea which is celebrating the 65th anniversary of the country's founding. I'm Virginia Haussegger. I'll be back with a news update in about one hour. Until then, goodnight. Captions by CSI Australia

recriminations begin as a senior Labor member unloads on Kevin Rudd.You should never reward treachery. And Senate surprises. The microparties set to hold the balance of power. It's a Senate that reflects the lottery effect of the system that we have and a Senate that unfortunately will have a number of representatives who voters really haven't even heard of.

In his first days as Prime Minister elect, Tony Abbott is flagging a complete change of style from the frantic pace of the Rudd-Gillard years. The word methodical has become the coalition's new mantra as it makes a virtue of being predictable. But Mr Abbott's hopes of quickly achieving his No. 1 priority, dumping the carbon tax, are fading. Despite its emphatic defeat on the weekend, Labor is planning to stand its ground on the issue. Meanwhile, the defeated government is licking its wounds and searching for a new leader. Political editor Chris Uhlmann reports.

I have the gorilla vote, obviously!

AreThis is the fight of our lives. Does this guy ever shut up?You will be the Prime Minister Saturday night. Thank you to concern Sydney.I'm now in therapy.

I concede defeat. The government of Australia has changed!

The frantic campaign days are over. The days of governing have begun.

Tony Abbott is determined to slow the pace of government. The critical thing is now to work purposefully, methodically, calmly and conscientiously towards implementing our commitments. That's what the public voted for.The repeal of the carbon tax laws will be put to the current Senate even though it looks likely to be rejected by the majority of Greens and Labor.The Labor Party believes that climate change is real. The Labor Party believes that we need to do something about it. The Labor Party believes that a market mechanism is the best way to do that and we won't be walking away from those beliefs. So at least until July next year, the coalition will get a taste of what it's like to have its agenda frustrate and its leaders might be beginning to appreciate their first misjudgment. In opposition, they were convinced Labor would abandon carbon priceing if it lost the election.It is the central fundamental mandate of the election. And they should do as we did and listen to the Australian people. The joints party room will gather late this week to reendorse the leader and the ministry will be sworn in on Monday. Then the Abbott government will begin recasting the budget.We have laid out nearly $40 billion worth of cuts. That's what we went to the election with. That's what we put out there in the public arena over the last few weeks. That is our program. There are a bevy of briefings and former Treasury official Chris Richardson says the news on the budget will be bracing.Basic message is that relative to what the public thinks, the economy is probably better but the budget is probably worse.

There is precious little room to move in the search for savings as the cost of new programs for education and Disability Care will balloon in the years ahead.There's about a third of the budget, social welfare, health, education and things that can be expected to grow very fast. Again both sides signed on to stuff some of it quite recently that will be rapidly more expensive across the neck decade. The problem is how can we make it add up? There's another third of the budget that you can't really cut back much. Sometimes you just can't. It's interest payments. The politics are really hard. Defence, where the coalition would hope over time to be able to spend more, or unemployment benefits which are already too low or other payments to the Stateing and State Budgets are struggling. That kind of leaves a bucket of everything else, and that will be difficult to cut money from and will probably involve lots of small cuts across a whole heap of programs. The coalition's Operation Sovereign Borders will kick off when the government is sworn in, as the first boat arrived on the new watch carrying 57 people. Former head of immigration and ambassador to Indonesia Bill Farmer believes its success will hinge on regional diplomacy.I imagine that the government will announce quite quickly the sorts of things it intends to do. It's already said that Mr Abbott will go to Indonesia quite quickly and I think getting balance there is really important. I think there's actually too much loose talk about laying down the law to Indonesia and not enough talk in our media and elsewhere about how Australia and Indonesia can work together on what's actually a shared problem.There's also no rush for an early return of Parliament. It will reconvene in late October or early November. That gives Labor plenty of time to find a leader and to reflect on why it fell from grace just six years after assuming office.We have to be so careful about how we conduct ourselves. We've already been marked down very brutally by the electorate for disunity. As we go forward we have to put our best foot forward. We have to be respectful of each other and we have to have a mature conversation about the way forward in terms of both personalities and policies. The Labor line from the election is that this was a better than expected result. That sets the bar pretty low. At 33.8% its primary vote is nearly 10 points lower than it was just six years ago. And unprecedented since before the Second World War. It lost ground in every State and Territory. It holds just 8 of 30 seats in Queensland and that could fall to 6. 3 of 15 seats in Western Australia, 1 of 5 in Tasmania, so better than expected spin is clearly aimed at defending the decision to change leaders.I don't think anybody's spinning it as a Labor victory, with all due respect to your good self. I do think what we're pointing out, what the Prime Minister's pointing out is that it is common knowledge that just a few months ago we were facing the prospects of a result which was worse than what he had on Saturday night this is the point that I have made. I think the Labor Party owes Kevin Rudd a debt of gratitude. The search is on for a new leader with both Anthony Albanese and Bill Shorten weighing the idea. But while Kevin Rudd remains in Parliament, he's neither gone nor likely to be forgotten. Our story on the recriminations within the Labor Party is coming up. The biggest challenge polls tensionly facing the Abbott government over the next three years could be an unruly Senate. A ragtag band of cross-benchers will hold the balance of power some of whom only won a few thousand primary votes. They've secured their coveted positions thanks to a complicated Senate voting system and elaborate preference deals stitched up between the minor parties. As hay - Cooper reports, there are calls for reform. It is an unkind description. But the new Australian Senate has already been compared to the famous bar scene from Star Wars.

A collection of characters from a galaxy far, far away from the major parties.

It's a Senate that reflects the lottery effect of the system that we have. And it's a Senate that, unfortunately, will have a number of representatives who voters really haven't even heard of.They are a disparate group. Some of them have their own specific agenda issues. The government may find them difficult to negotiate with.From next year the States' House will have a very different feel. As the Labor-Greens alliance gives way to a mix of crossbenchers holding the balance of power. It's a recipe for confusion and according to some a dangerous development.I think we should be concerned with people with very few who are elected. They may be able to block a government's agenda and they're people who haven't received significant support within the community. Some of the new senators are there by chance. In New South Wales, Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm was the lucky name in the first column on the vast Senate voting paper. It meant he picked up 280,000 vote, nearly 9%. In South Australia, Family First candidate Bob Day could take a seat, with just under 4% of the vote. Then there's Ricky Muir from the Australian Motoring Enthusiasts Party. He won just under 12,000 votes, only half a per cent. But a wily preference deal might get him across the line. The same goes for the Australian Sports Party. Wayne Dropulich poll admin. Scul 1900 first preference votes. Less than a quarter of 1%. But he could soon be a senator.It's bizarre. It's absolute ly bizarre.Veteran Nationals senator Ron Boswell will retire when the new Senate begins next year. He is deeply unhappy with the preference deals done to deliver the colourful new chamber.People have got to understand, who they are voting for this system we're working under at the moment doesn't allow that and that is totally wrong.

This is how it works. When voters vote above the line in the Senate, they're signing up to the preference deals that their party has done with others. And that's where this man comes in. The so-called preference whisperer, Glenn Druery.Look you can refer to me any way you like. I am there as an educator for the minor parties. I'm there to show them how the system works and this time around I think they've done pretty well. The consult ant sets up deals between the minor parties. So they trade preferences with each other until one of them has enough votes to claim a seat. What parties have you worked with in this last election?It's probably easier to ask which parties haven't we worked with. The Motoring Enthusiasts Party, the Australian Sports Party, are they all your clients?They're not my clients, no. But I have given both of them advice. Have you been involved in the deal that looks like getting them into the Senate?Only in that I invited them into the minor party alliance, explained how the system works and gave them a network. They did all their own deals themselves.Well might he distance themselves. This is a video of one of the candidates he advised. The Australian Motoring Enthusiasts Party's Ricky Muir could be a senator next July. He's seen here throwing kangaroo faeces at his friends.

(Laughter)My goal is to help multiparty democracy in Australia. Glenn Druery's approach is controversial. He's already locked in a dispute with one candidate who wasn't happy with his services and complained to others. He responded to the complaint with this voice mail.

It's even more disgusting that you would phone a woman, use that sort of language and physically emotionally threaten her. Mr Druery refused to answer questions about the incident but his involvement in microparty wheemg and dealing is promoting calls for change.I think people have worked out that they can game the system. We've seen this particularly in New South Wales, we've seen microparties being very successful. That's now been played out on the the national stage and in a way that has quite a dramatic effect. There is a lot of complaints about Glenn Druery and his activities but if you change the electoral system you don't have to worry about Glenn Druery. He has just advised all the little tiny party it is you want to get elected, swap preferences between yourself before you go to the major parties. And that's what they've done. ABC election analyst Antony Green wants reform, a switch to optional preferential voting in the Senate.You still have above and below the line voting but if you want to vote abotch the line if you just vote 1 your vote only count noors party there's no further preferences. You can go 1, 2, 3 for different parties above the line and the preferences flow that way. Constitutional law experts Professor Williams wants that and one
other change a threshold to a candidate needs 4% of the vote to be elected.I suspect if something is not done, this will become a standard feature of our electoral process. For that reason we will see some action, some proposals. Having a threshold of some kind seems the most sensible and obvious way to proceed. That would be an attack on our democracy. Right now Australia has one of the most mature democracies of the Western World that would be a real shame, if we were to stop little guys from having a crack at the political system.

Three of the likely key players in the new Senate joined me a short time ago, from Perth Dropulich drop from the Australian sports party ert party, from Melbourne Senator John Madigan from the Democratic Labour Party and from Sydney, the Liberal Democrats' David Leyonhjelm. Mr Leyonhjelm, your float has been significantly inflated by your position on the ballot paper and possibly by the some fact some people may have confused your party for the Liberals. Do you deserve to be in the Senate.We think we would've won no matter where we were on the ballot paper. Our vote in South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania was 3.5 to 4%. And by our calculations, that would've meant we were elected anyway. So we think we would've got there. Without the donkey vote. I'm quite happy to have the donkey vote. Every party in every election, every ballot paper wants to have the first position so we were just lucky. Mr Dropulich, to you, similarly you secured .22% of the primary vote, but preferences may get you over the line and get you a spot in the Senate. Do you deserve to be there?We think so. It's the way that the system is run for the Senate and we've campaigned out there and got our votes and the preferences look like they're going to be going our way and we've spoken to all the other parties that were con testing Western Australia in the Senate and explained to them our policy and what we're all about. They obviously thought that what we stood for and our agenda is a good thing and they agreed with what they stand for. They've obviously preferenced us accordingly and so it's resulted in where we are at the moment.Senator Madigan, what would you say to Australians who might be concerned about the way our Senate system works so that you have a situation where minor party preference trading can deliver spots to parties with a very small percentage of the primary vote?The first point is that none of the minor parties as people call them made the rules. They haven't broken the rules. They've done nothing to deceive people. They've stood for election and they've been elected. That's what a democracy is about.Mr Dropulich, what's your main political agenda, what will you be mostly trying to use your Senate spot for?Obviously with the Australian Sports Party we're all about healthy living through sport. We're trying to promote grass roots and junior sport. To try to get as many young people as we go into sport with obesity being a big issue in Australia. We feel that sport is a good avenue to try to get people active and get a healthier society and also on top of that, with the people involved in sport who are not actually participating but just involved in general, there is a community feel. It promotes a community feel and people getting involved in things in a community and interacting with each other which is good for the community.Obviously when you're a senator, you can't just have a single issue, you have to have a position on a whole range of issues. What's your position, for example, on the carbon tax and whether it should be repealed?At this stage we're about a week away probably if we find out if we definitely have won a seat in the WA Senate. If we are still fortunate enough to have one of those seats in the WA Senate we'll move on to the next phase of this whole process and come out with all our various policies and all those various issues. Mr Leyonhjelm, what are the most important issues to you?We're a libertarian party a small l liberal. We're in favour of low taxes, less bureaucracy, smaller government, less expenditure. The issues to us that matter are reducing taxes, government getting out of the way, getting out of your pocket and off your back. So we'll support anything that reduces taxes, and we'll support anything that increases our liberty. So you would obviously then be in favour of the carbon tax being repealed?We would. We would definitely support that and the mining tax. But we are not in favour of the coalition's policy on direct action on climate change, for example. It's just a large amount of money down a black hole which will achieve nothing.What would you want in return for your support say for the rel peeft of the carbon tax? For example you think that Australia's gun laws are too restrictive. Would you be looking for some movement on that?No, it's not a federal issue. It's a state issue. I can't see any opportunity to make any progress on that. What are your views on gun control exactly?We think gun laws are trekked at the wrong people. They're aimed at law abiding well behaved members of the community. They tie them up in knots but they don't stop criminals from getting guns and they don't stop them from shooting each other in the western suburbs of Sydney.Would you like to see Australians have greater access to firearms if they wanted to?We think a licensing system is legitimate, so that some people are not allowed to have access to guns, but we can't see anything achieved by registering them or saying certain types of guns are OK and other kinds of guns are not OK. We think the restrictions are irrational, and we oppose them. Senator Madigan, what's your attitude towards Tony Abbott's plan to repeople the carbon tax and what would you want in return for your support?Well, our position is as public as has been stated. We believe in the government, Tony Abbott's government repealing the carbon tax, but we are concerned deeply about what's happening down at Yallorn in Victoria n the La Trobe Valley, there's 75 of Energy
workers who every been shut out of Energy Australia's plants. We're concerned about the transition to the so-called clean energy future, and the fact where's the money that the La Trobe Valley was promised, for instance? We're concerned about the energy Security Council and the $500 million-odd that Energy Australia received from the Federal Government, and in the abolition of the carbon tax, what are they going to do about the clean energy regulator and the systemic regulatory failure that's come about in the wind industry and also the problems in the solar industry? Let me ask each of you the same question to finish. Tony Abbott has been elected with a really substantial majority. If you found yourself in this position, would it really be fair for any one of you to use your Senate slot to block any of his legislative agenda? Mr Leyonhjelm?We respect his mandate and we wouldn't seek to block anything that didn't contravene our two principles. That is, a reduction in tax, reduction in taxes or an increase in liberty. As long as he wasn't aiming to increase taxes or deprive us of any of our freedoms we respect our mandate. Senator Madigan, do you respect his man date?Look the government is made up in the Lower House. The Senate is a house of review. I hope truly that the Senate will return to being a true house of review, that reviews legislation in the best interests of all Australians. And being elected to Parliament, to the Senate, is a privilege. It's not a licence to bludgeon. But it is a licence to put forward people's concerns, and to express sections of our society that get ignored.Mr Dropulich, do you recognise Tony Abbott's mandate?If we make it into the Senate, then all these issues that are going to l come up we'll look at all of them and get all the information that we can and see both sides of the arguments and make a decision on each individual issue that is before us in the Senate. Gentlemen, thank you very much to all of you for your time tonight and good luck for whatever lies ahead.Thank you.Now back to our story on recriminations within the Labor Party. Here's some news that will infuriate the many Labor insiders who blame Kevin Rudd for the past three years of turmoil. Despite calls for Mr Rudd to resign from Parliament, one of his key allies has confirmed to 7.30 that the ousted PM will stay on in his seat. His decision will dismay many in Labor ranks. Tonight one of Julia Gillard's key loyalists former minister Craig Emerson has hit out accusing Kevin Rudd of treachery and saying his continuing presence in the Parliament will destabilise the next Labor Leader. National affairs correspondent Heather Ewart has the exclusive.

Well, jeez, I thought we'd lost!(Laughter) It was a speech of vindication rather than concession. Kevin Rudd believed he'd saved his party from annihilation at the ballot wanted
box. What many of them now wanted to hear was what he planned to do next.I will not be reckon testing the leadership of the Parliamentary Labor Party. The Australian people, I believe, deserve a fresh start with our leadership . I know this will not be welcome news to some of you. But my responsibility has been to maintain Labor as a fighting force for future, so that we can unite behind the next leader of our party.(Applause)

But he would stay on as the member for Griffith. After three years of leadership turmoil some of his parliamentary colleagues were horrified.My own judgment remains that it's in his interests and in our best for him to not just do that but to leave the Parliament at some early time. We have to put a line underneath the politics of personality and the politics of personal division.I'm very strongly of the view and that other of my colleagues or former colleagues are of the same view that we've got to put that whole Rudd Gillard instability and division behind us. There's got to be a fresh start, there's got to be unity behind a new leadership team and the new leader cannot be looking around and seeing over their shoulder the spectre of that division in the form of Kevin Rudd or anyone else. But today, one of Kevin Rudd's closest supporters, outgoing minister Kim Carr, revealed to 7.30 that the former Prime Minister will stay in Parliament as the member for Griffith for the full three-year term.I've spoken to Kevin since the election. I wished him well and I wanted to congratulate him on what an extraordinary performance that he has been able to put in throughout this campaign. And he's made it very clear to me that his intention is to get on with the job of being the member for Griffith and get on with representing his electors and I've got no doubt that his intention is to stay.It couldn't be clearer. Rudd isn't going anywhere, and here's the rationale.He has a lot to do. He has a great contribution to make. And I'm sure that he will make T I don't see there's any desire to have a by-election particularly in this current climate. Quon firmation that Kevin Rudd won't quit his seat at any point in the next three years has infuriated some of his colleagues. It shows the old Rudd-Gillard tensions haven't been buried yet, despite all the talk of the party now needing to unite. Those members re-elected on Saturday declined to be interviewed. But retired member and former Gillard minister Craig Emerson doesn't have that constraint and has unleashed to 7 n 30.Kevin Rudd should move on. He has proved himself to be a destabilising influence within the Parliamentary Labor Party. Kevin Rudd destabilised Laurie Brereton as shadow Foreign Affairs Minister, he destabilised Simon Crean as Opposition Leader, he destabilised Kim Beazley as Opposition Leader and he destabilised Julia Gillard as Prime Minister. The caucus needs to move on beyond Kevin Rudd F he stays he will destabilise, it's in his nought tour. Craig Emerson was one of Julia Gillard's most loyal supporters. He speaks for others in her camp who have long memories and still blame Kevin Rudd for undermining Julia Gillard's election campaign in 2010. Through a series of damaging leaks from a small high-level Budget Committee.I'm saying that a process of elimination leads to this, that Julia Gillard did not leak against herself. Wayne Swan as Deputy Prime Minister did not leak against himself and the government. There were only four in the room where these conversations were supposed to have Ock urpd. Kevin Rudd was one. Them. He was the Prime Minister at the time and this information was conveyed to the media at crucial times during the 2010 election campaign, people can draw their own conclusions.These are attempts to rewrites history and I think they should be rebuffed. The reality is that we are all responsible for our current predicament and we all have to ensure that we look to the future together, that we take collective responsibility for rebuilding Labor and if we have different points of view, do our best to talk directly to one another.You should never reward treachery and what happened is that the parliamentary Labor party by a majority rewarded Kevin Rudd's treachery and we saw the consequences. His treachery should never be rewarded again. Craig Emerson and others of like mind are adamant Kevin Rudd has to go.He came back as Prime Minister. The election was a disaster for Labor and Kevin Rudd's continuing presence in the Parliamentary Labor Party will see him do what he has always done and that is willingly, willfully, recklessly de stabilise Labor leaders. It is in the best interests of the party for Kevin Rudd to leave the Parliament. I think Kevin as a former leader of the Labor Party is entitled to the respect and curt she that other leaders have enjoyed. And that's certainly the approach that I will be taking.If he stays for any length of time, he will be a favourite of the media, they will ring up Mr Rudd, ask for some off-the-record comments that they can use just as happened in the last three years under Julia Gillard's leadership.As Labor moves closer to sorting out who will be the next leader, some are suspicious about Kevin Rudd's long-term leadership ambitions.It's always about Kevin T hasn't been about the parliamentary Labor party T hasn't been about Labor values. It's always been about Kevin, always has been, always will be. The healing process after Saturday night's defeat clearly has a long way to run yet. Though everyone in the Labor Party knows the task now is to rebuild.Don't ever write off the Labor Party. It is a great party with great traditions, great loyalists and Kevin Rudd is not one of them. That's the program for tonight. We will be back at the same time tomorrow. Until then, goodnight.


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from ABC Grandstand and Offsiders.

This Australian Story
continues the tale of Greg Norman,

recognised as one of Australia's
best ever sportsmen.

He dominated international golf

for nearly two decades
in the '80s and '90s

and blazed a trail
in converting sporting success

into a big business brand.

But his approach
brought detractors as well as fans

and then there was his
headline-grabbing personal life.

Tonight the story concludes.

But first, a quick recap.

He'd have to be the most brilliant
golfer Australia has produced. Ever.

(Cheering, applause)

But he was never embraced in
a way that some great golfers are.

People thought, sometimes, he was up
himself, that his ego was rampant. We met on an airplane. He was
coming back from the '79 US Open.

And there was Laura
standing at the front door.

I said, 'I bet I marry her.'
Swear to God.

Again, golf was my priority.
I went on with life.

The expectation on him to perform
was huge.

His destiny was to win
ten major tournaments.

If ever there was a man who had
the right to shake his fist at the bitter sporting gods,
it was Greg Norman.

I could have won the slam.