Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
Disclaimer: The Parliamentary Library does not warrant the accuracy of closed captions. These are derived automatically from the broadcaster's signal.
Meet The Press -

View in ParlView

(generated from captions) journalists he most VOICEOVER: Heart disease
is the No.1 killer of Australians. The Heart Foundation is leading the fight against heart disease but we need your help. Please give generously
when our volunteers knock on your door this September. Your big heart really can help others.

Read it
like a book. Do two things
at once.

Organise your day.

All of this
and more
with the new:


So-called billionnaire Clive Palmer looks like win ing a seat in parliament, probably two Senate spots as well. Some people think this loud mouth is a breath of fresh air. I think he is a buffoon unable to tell fact from fantasy. For example.Rupert Murdoch's wife Wendy Deng is a Chinese spy.What would I know? I'm not one of the great journalists Clive Palmer admires.You remember the great journalists of the last century - Clarke Kent, Jimmy Olsen and Mr White.Although that was fictional. It was fictional but it represented the standards of the era.Palmer takes his inspiration from the comics - his policies too I sometimes think! That's the show. Thanks for watching. I'm Andrew polt. No fear, no favours. Supertext captions by Red Bee Media - This program is captioned live.

Hello and welcome to Meet the Press, I'm Kathryn Robinson. This week Tony Abbott will be officially sworn in as Prime Minister of Australia. He is soon to announce his front bench, which will include our guest today incoming Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. Also today we go behind the scenes with the PM elect in his first week in the top job. And as a micro party members firm up spots is it time to reform the upper house. And startling revelations about the inner workings of team Tomic. Explosive diarys written by a former training partner detail his fractured relationship with his father and the damage it's doing to his chances of tennis success. But first this morning, deputy Liberal Party leader Julie Bishop will this week become Australia's highest ranking female politician when she is sworn in as Foreign Minister. With an international crisis looming in Syria, and threats from the Indonesian Government to block parts of the Abbott Government's assylum seeker policy it could be a baptism of fire. Julie Bishop is our guest todayment other panel, network Ten's national affairs editor benefit based on and Brendan Nicholls.Good morning.Overnight it looks like the US and Russia have brokered a deal to disarm Syria of chemical weapons. Do you think it will work?I welcome the news overnight that the US and Russia have come to an agreement on a framework to secure and dismantle Syria's chemical weapons program. The agreement is to over time secure and dismantle the weapons stock under international control. And secretary Kerry and Foreign Minister Lavarov have agreed a timetable that should see the complete elimination of the chemical weapons stocks by mid 2014. But in the meantime she have a shared assessment on the type of chemical weapons and the number that are actually in Syria. So there has been an acknowledgment that there has been a significant stockpile.Obeeb has come under criticism particularly from the Republicans in the US over his handling of the events in Syria. Do you think he has done a good job? This is a significant and very important step overnight. The idea we now have an acknowledgment of the number and amount of chemical weapons in the Syrian stockpile - this there is now a framework for the securing of the stockpile under international control. The UN will be considering a resolution that will be put forward jointly by the US and Russia. This is a positive step in the right direction. And is as a result, I believe, of the US making it quite clear that they would use military force if need be. And now under the partnership, if you like, of the US and Russia, we have this framework agreement and that is a positive sign.Australia has got a key role in the UN over this month. As President of the Security Council. The American ambassador has suggested that if a military strike does become a last resort, if they do decide to proceed with it, the President of the Security Council has a right - and apparently it's been done in the past - to prepare a statement, which might even if the Russians veto Security Council support for any military action, might actually allow the President to give a statement on behalf of the majority. Is that likely to happen?That has been done in the past. Australia certainly will have a role to play as the President of the Security Council for the month of September in particular but also as a member of the Security Council more broadly. We're part of the permanent 15. But first things first, we want to see how this agreement between the US and Russia mays out in terms of the - plays out in terms of the chemical weapons use. I note that during their joint press conference the signature Ron 23458 Reagan phrase of trust but verify was used and so it is a matter of ensuring that the Assad regime is completely open and accountable about its chemical weapons stockpiles. But this doesn't resolve the overall conflict that is continuing in sir wra. And all sides are urging a political solution and the UN Security Council will no doubt at times be debating a resolution in relation to the political solution in Syria.Coming much closer to home, it looks like thes like the inGovernment is on a very sticky wicket when it comes to relations with Indonesia.No, I don't accept that. In relation to the question of border protection, both Australia and Indonesia want to see an end to the people smuggling trade that is going on in Indonesia. And we both want to see an end to the deaths at sea. So we will work cooperatively with Indonesia to achieve those goals. And Indonesia has said that it doesn't want to see any breach of its sovereignty. We certainly respect that. We respect each other's sovereignty as enshrineed in the Lohbok treaty. But we have policy that we wish to implement as soon as we're sworn in and we will be working with Indonesia through bilateral meetings.It seems there was one message for the electorate in Australia and one message for Indonesia in face to face diplomatic meetings?No. We're determined to ensure we dismantle the people smug he will going trade and that we stop these tragic deaths at sea. Indonesia understands that. What the Foreign Minister said the other day was that he looked forward to getting the detail of our policies once we were in government and that's exactly what will happen. Over the next few days and weeks we will be working cooperatively with Indonesia. But I point out that we're not seeking Indonesia's permission with implementing our policies, we're exsewing their understanding.But for some of those policies you would have to seek their permission, buying back boats and gathering intelligence from Indonesian villages on people smuggling. The Indonesian minister suggested this would be an intrusion on their sovereignty.Of course we would respect Indonesian sovereignty as they respect ours. The IOM is already operating in Indonesia collecting intelligence.Ed idea of financial rewards for information is hardly novel. The US has been doing it for decades. We will look at what policies...Espionage isn't... You have to could do it.We will get upbtd way as soon as we can. I know how that the briefings that Tony Abbott has already had with defence and with our operation Sovereign Borders Team have already gotten under way. I have been present at a number of them. We will work cooperatively with Indonesia.Do you think the Indonesians are trying it on with the Australian Government saying they want 1.5 million hectares of cattle grazing country to take cattle to Indonesia? It has upset Barnaby Joyce.The NFF thinks it's a good idea. It's one of those matters we will discuss with Indonesia. I have said before...And with Barnaby Joyce.And with my colleague. I have said before we will have a no surprises approach to Indonesia and I'm looking forward to sitting down with the Foreign Minister...Do you welcome their investment into agricultural land?We certainly welcome foreign investment as long as it's in the national interest. We have a robust foreign investment review board process and that will continue to be in place. We will make some changes to it as we indicated in the lead-up to the election to make it more accountable, more transparent and give people greater understanding of what foreign investment review board processes involve.Are you likely to make it to Indonesia before the talks in Bali?Yes, I am planning to. We hope to meet up with the Foreign Minister in New York during the UN general assembley leader whys week - the week after next. And we have plans to have a number of meetings not just bilateral but also tri lateral, Indonesia, East Timor and Australia - a number of meetings. And I'm hoping to accompany Prime Minister Abbott - that's the first time I have said that - Prime Minister Abbott to Indonesia before the APEC meetings in Bali.Before the break, quickly, the ALP leadership tussle that's going on at the moment. Given they are offering rang and file members the opportunity to vote for their leader does that put pressure on the Liberal Party?This is a matter for the Labor Party how they wish to elect their leader but to me it appears they are setting themselves up for a Shorten Albanese contest for the long term like the Rudd-Gillard contest. You could see this 7 up as a Rudd Shorten-Albanese contest in the long term.We wouldn't want Turnbull-Abbott, would we?We have our leader firmly in place. This seems to be a recipe for more division. Given that the last two Labor leaders were betrayed by one Bill Shorten, I guess the only way you stop that betrayal going on is for Labor to vote in Bill Shorten. He can't stab himself in the back can he.Stay with us, more with the incoming Foreign Minister Julie Bishop right after this short break.

You're watching Meet the Press. We would love to hear your thoughts. Send us a message on our Facebook page or use the hashtag MTP Ten. The likely loss of Sophie Mirabella in Indi could mean you will be the only woman in cabinet next weekment do you think that would be a bad look for the government?Tony Abbott has indicated that he wants to see stability and maintain that stability in the leadership team and in the cabinet. Of course had Sophie Mirabella won her seat she would have been in the cabinet. But we do have many talented women in the Liberal Party, in the coalition. And we have certainly seen a number of outstanding women come in as new candidates and new new members. So in time I expect to see many more women promoted not only into the ministry but also into the cabinet. But at this time Tony Abbott has indicated he wants to main stain the - maintain the stability of the team he took to the election. Sophie Mirabella appears to have pulled off a most remarkable achievement in losing a rusted on coalition seat against the tide of a significant coalition victory. Do you have any ideas how that happened?There is no such thing as a rusted on seat on either side of politics. Nobody can take their seat for granted. In this instance an independent man - ran with the support of other parties and preference flows went against Sophie Mirabella. She has been a real warrior for the coalition. She has been a very impressive countryer and I will be certainly sorry to see her go. But this is what happens in seats and that's why we never take seats for granted. You try to get every single vote in every single seat across the country.So you don't think it's a left wing conspiracy against her? I'm not into conspiracy.Going to the Steve Bracks affair?So it's now an affair?I have elevated it to an affair. Tony Abbott over the recent weeks and months has been talk in language of uniting the nation and governing for all. It seems the first most dramatic move of the Government was to sack Steve Bracks the former Labor Premier from his job as consul general. Was that a bit nasty even?Not at all. This should not come as a surprise to anyonement we flagged it from the moment it was announced in May. What Labor did was highly unethical and highly inappropriate. They were playing games with this appointment. Hang on. But they were Government. You were opposition.No, let me finish.They weren't caretakers. They were playing games for the timing of this appointment to take effect a week after the election. In the normal course of things - this is from senior DFAT people - the appointment would wait until the new Government was sworn in. Neither Steve Bracks nor bob Carr consulted me about it. In the meantime Steve Bracks got involved in campaigning against the coalition in a couple of very high profile instances, which was inabropt. I did question his judgment over that. I no eMr Bracks was advised about I a number of people not to take up the position but to wait until the election. Doesn't it seem like it's partisan politics?Not at all. Because at the same time I confirmed that ambassador Kim Beazley will remain in Washington for at least another 15 months under the Abbott Government. We have no candidate in mind. Over the next few weeks I will be looking to find the appropriate person.A diplomat?I will be looking to see who is the most appropriate. I'm not against political appointments. But the political appointment is meant to have the ear of the Government of the dayment the circumstances surrounding Steve Bracks's appointment. His subsequent behaviour and Labor's unethical behaviour which was all to occur after the election means this was inevitable. But there are a number of Labor political appointments - a number of them - and I have not made any statement about them. In the case of the most important political appointment and most important diplomatic post, that is Washington, I have confirmed that Kim Beazley will be our man in Washington. We trust him. We know him. We think he is - he is doing a good job.Over the last three years the coalition has thundered about the parlous state of the Australian economy. Do we have a budget emergency and what are the immediate steps the coalition Government will take to deal with it?Yes, the budget is in a par lus state. That you will week Joe Hockey and Tony Abbott have been receiving briefings about it. We're doing the hard work now of getting on top of the briefing so when we're sworn in hopefuly on Wednesday this week, Joe will be able to issue directions and get on top of things to bring the budget under control. We will do the preparatory work now. We will not be making grandiose announcements and then not delivering on them. This will be the best prepared opposition coming into Government in living memory. We're being purposeful and method call, getting on top of the detail. Once we are sworn in, then you will see some significant announcements.You believe that the state of the budget or the economy is as bad as you feared it would be?I'm certainly concerned about the state of the budget. The 200 billion debt. The on ggs waste in programs that are - ongoing waste in programs that are still in place. These things are to be deeply concerned about. You will be hearing more on that from Jo hockey.There are some pictures on the front page of the papers today of ab be a new digs. Is it a good look for the PM to be staying in student-like accommodation when he has the best job, the highest job in the country?We're deeply aware that the budget is $200 billion in the red. We're deeply aware that Labor did not respect taxpayers' money. Will you follow his example?I'm already following his example. During briefings about my trip to yok I was told that ministers and departmental heads fly first-class on long trips. I was told that the first-classfare to New York was $32,000. I said we're not travelling first-class. We're going business. $32,000 when you can have an airfare for a fraction of the cost. We will respect taxpayers' money and put in place appropriate travel arrangements and accommodation. I think it's a good thing to save Australian taxpayers' money by having Tony staying where his security detail stay.OK.We really appreciate you coming on Meet the Press this week. You have a very busy few weeks and months ahead. I hope you get a break at some stage down the track.It's been a pleasure.Coming up on Meet the Press a menagerie of micro parties is heading for the Senate. Is it time to change the way we VOICEOVER:
Read it
like a book. Do two things
at once.

Organise your day.

All of this
and more
with the new:


Ever since Gavin can remember, his family business
has been watching grass grow.


He's just stoked that millions
of people come every year to see it. (SPORTS COMMENTATOR SPEAKS ON TV) At NAB, we see the businesses
behind Australian sport. (CHEERING)

A motley crew of Senators is expected to take up residence in the upper House of parliament thanks largely to a confusing and some would say archaic voting system. A number of members will win seats because of prfrpbs deals. The Liberal Democrats seem to have won seats in New South Wales almost by accident a large number of people thinking they were voting for another party. Is it time to reform the way we leblgt for the Senate? Our next guest Nick Xenophon thinks so. And Stephen from electoral reform Australia. First, let's list yep to the victory speech from Ricky Mui, are from the Australian Motoring Enthuesists

Allow me to introduce myself, I'm a proper Senator. A guy that stepped up with the biggest boots to stomp any competitor.Nick Xenophon, you're suggesting we do away with above the line voting I guess to prevent people like this potentially getting into the Senate. What are you actually proposing? This is not about Ricky Muir at all. I'm looking forward working with him next year. But in my home state of South Australia my running mate Sterling Griffwon't get in because the Labor Party efrpbs wereed preferenced Liberals ahead of him.... It was pass with bipartisan support. But now we need change the system to just have below the line voting, optional preferential. So if six senators are coming up as is normally the case in a half Senate election. That way you take away the power of the party operatives, big, small and micro. Stephen I will bring you in here. You say that the current situation out of hand. Do you agree with what Senator Xenophon is saying or are there other ways you would like to reform the voting for the Senate?I agree we Senator Xenophon except that he doesn't go far enough. There is no reason you need vote one to six. Any single number 1 vote would be sufficient. There is the fear of exhausted votes - that's unreasonable. It's overexaggerated. You should just allow people to vote. You need to trust the voters. If you trust the voter whys there is no preferences, there is no deals. Everyone can choose who they want. They end up with the result that the electorate chooses. The way to go. Pblt the bale lot paperThe ballot paper even in the ACT there were 27 boxs to tick if you voted below the line which was just extraordinary. I follow politics closely obviously. There were parties I had never heard of scattered through them. How does - how will reform come about? Will it start with the Electoral Commission's normal analysis of how the election went? No, I think reform has to come from the parliament. From the very fact that this election has shown that it's not working. It's the politicians that need to accept that the voters, the electorate, should have the right to choose their candidates. It's not the right of the parties and the party apperachiks to determine efrpbs weres.I agree with the criticism and the observations here. But I think maybe the more pertinent one is we have this high vote for micro parties because people weren't all that happy giving either of the major parties the numbers in the Senate.That's what I mean. My home state I outpolled Labor by 5% and just below the Liberals because I think people wanted an alternative voice, a reasonable voice from the centre. But the issue is when there is when there vesting, when you have busy stkphrar out comes when parties do deals - I agree with Stephen, take away the power from the operatives. That's why I will put up a bill to have an optional preferential system. I hope that will really generate the sort of debate we need to have about electoral reform.If an informal vote is the problem. How does your solution work? Wouldn't Stephen's be a better option?The only issue there is - well, I think hopefuly Stephen loosely will be able to... Stephen Leslie. Don't for - confuse me with ex-Senator Loosley.Sorry. Hopefuly Stephen will be able to give a submission to the inquiry. Clearly it's something the joint parliamentary committee on electoral reform needs to look at. This is something we need to tackle. We need to have a system where you don't exclude new players or micro parties. Because I think if you have a threshold of 4% as has been suggested in some quarters, I think that's very dangerous. I think it would be safer to give power back to the voters by having 1 to 6 or a hybrid system as in New South Wales where you can vote above the line on an optional preferential basis. An idea we haven't discuss but one that I know you have strong feels about is party registration - you would like to see that potentially changed?I think the number of people in a party is insufficient. 500 is not enough. It's very easy to get 500 people. Just stand outside a shopping centre for a week or so and ask everybody who comes past if you want to pay a dollar to join up. It doesn't give democracy - 50 registered parties is not a sign of a healthy democracy. These parties are not parties. They are lobby groups. The genuine ones are lobby groups and the fake ones are shams. Neither of them are really suitable to be running on a Senate position. We need to allow the voters an option between genuine major parties, genuine minor parties and if there are some micro partys that run - they should pay for the privilege. The deposits are too low. I think they are undermining the whole integrity of the election.Plenty of issues for everyone down in Canberra to look at. Senator Nick Xenophon we're out of time. Thank you very much for joining us this morning. Coming up - behind the scenes with Tony Abbott during his first week in the top job. VOICEOVER:
Read it
like a book. Do two things
at once.

Organise your day.

All of this
and more
with the new:


MAN: Whoa, whoa! On your right! (TYRES SCREECH)

That was close.

# We'll be riding
on the horses... # What are they looking at? A couple of good-lookin' roosters
in a ute.

With a V6 turbo-diesel... ..the Nissan Navara is still
Australia's most powerful tradie. BOTH: # We'll go riding
on the horses... #

This week Tony Abbott will be officially sworn in as the 28th Prime Minister of Australia. The incoming PM has wasted no time preparing to take over the reins of the nation's top job. News Corp Australia's Sam that Maiden has spent the week behind the scenes with the Abbott camp and joins us now. What was it like for the first seven days?Tony Abbott is promising a very different approach, doing what he describes as calm, method call and measured you have heard of slow food. He is kind of doing slow Government. He is not in an enormous rush. He hasn't announced his ministry yet. He will do that Monday and they will be sworn in on Tuesday or Wednesday. He has been having briefings with the department of PM C, writing letters and spelling out the responsibilities for incoming ministers and he is going about it pretty methodically.It looks like when he is staying in Canberra he won't be in the lap of luxury? That's right. We've got a terrific story in the News Corp Sunday papers today he will actually move in with his AFP security detail or at least with some of the more junior officers for the - that are training to be AFP officers here in Canberra at a historic building, the old AFP headquarters. He will be living in what you might call a bed sit with a bed and kitchen yet. There is some vision of a pool room. He will be able to play pool.It looks like a seminary.Paul mentioned it looks like a semiary. It has some parallels with Saint Patricks at Manly where Tony Abbott trained as a priest in the 1980s. Is there a touch of Jesuit here.I don't know.It has a gym. That's the key. Paul and Brendan, I - as Sam mentioned it was a measured approach by Tony Abbott this weekment he did manage to stay out of the headlines, off the front page. Was he really up to much in your opinion?He was. He tackled some of the bigger issues. He met with the defence force senior officers and briefed them on what coalition policies would affect them immediately. Obviously they talked about Afghanistan and things like that. But the highly controversial idea of turning back the boats and how the Navy will do that. And the Navy senior officers responded with their ideas of how these policies will be implemented. I think there was also probably a discussion about who will be the new military supre in, o, zhar or whatever he is called. There is a strong suggestion this will be the deputy chief of the army, a highly capable officer called Angus Campbell. He has worked previously outside the defence force in the department of Prime Minister and cabinet as the deputy national security advisor. But he I think is the person the coalition would very badly like to get. Unless defence thinks they need to save him up for something bigger I think it will probably be him.Paul, does despite the ALP being removed from office much of the talk has been about themed, their party and the leadership tussle. It will be another five weeks before we find out whether Bill Shorten or Anthony Albanese will be leading the party. There are a koul of points to make. Tony Abbott is now the leader of a handsome majority Government. In other words, there is no, no suggestion we have had virty every day for the past three years thank car crash could end the government. Tony Abbott has got more than a buffer. Almost by definition the pace has slowed there. Similarly on the Labor side, the fact that we haven't got an Opposition Leader now or in the next five weeks isn't going to change the overall thrust of governance and politics in the parliament for the next three years. Indeed there is a suggestion that Tony Abbott won't even bring the parliament back till the beginning of November. But coming to the Labor side - they've filled the vacuum, if you like, by coming up with this novel idea in Australian politics. My view of it is that it's an outbreak of democracy. If it works it will put pressure on the Liberals to do something similar. Because in the age of social media people want to participate. And participatory democracy is a thing of the future. Representational democracy is falling out of favour.Sam, I will bring you back in here. As we saw before, you had quite extraordinary access to Tony Abbott in his first week as PM in this new Abbott era? Garry Ramlige was the photographer and he got some interesting images and insights into Tony Abbott's new life. Not much has changed. He is a real routine man. He likes to do exercise in the morning and get to the gym a couple of times a week to do his weights circuits. He has a very structured day. He spent the week as Brendan and Paul Bongiorno were saying getting the briefings from departmental heads, working out staffing and basically working out in a structured way the road ahead. So it might not be as fast paced as the 24-7 media cycle that we're used to, but he is determined to go about it in a very different way.That he is. We're out of time. I would like to thank our whole panel today. Sam Maiden from Canberra and Paul Bongiorno and Brendan Nicholson. Coming up on Meet the Press, explosive revelations about the inner workings of team Tomic. We cross to London or our - for our exclusive report next. usive SONG: # Conversation... #

That's an easy stain. I'm gonna just put
a little bit of Vanish in here, add a little bit of water,
make a real gluggy paste. You'd be surprised
at how quick
it comes out. Then we just chuck it in the wash and we add a cupful of powder.

Whites back to white? Easy. I take Vanish and then the napkin
and just squish it. Well, the action's already started
to happen. You can see.

To keep them nice and bright, chuck them in the wash
with a capful of Vanish. The stain's gone. Really white.
White as Muriel's wedding cake! It's nice and bright.

The playing sauk success of tennis star Bernard Tomic is being seriously damaged by the tyrant- like rule by his father John. That's one startling allegation revealed today in the diarys of Tomic's former training partner. It revealed how he often rebels against his father's strict regime partying and playing video games until the early legal hours of the morning. It paints a picture of John's threat yeping and eeratic behaviour towards Tomic and staff. Recently he copped a jail term for assaulting him in Madrid. Charles, this is an extraordinary insight into the tomorrow mix' - Tomic's lives. It paints Joh an as a crazed, mean and unfair man.It doesn't paint him in a very good light at all. But I think it's genuine. I think Thomas discovered what he let himself in for as soon as he joined the team. And had his pay cut.The stories just go on from there p the poor treatment of Mr Droett but also how Bernard's dad treated his son.It's an amazing read. Look, he set out to do the diarys to to give something to his kids or his grand kids and say, look at me, I was on the ATP tour with this rising star. Instead he paints an absolute bleak picture of as he describes it, being treated like a dog, rung up at all hours and told go down to the reception desk and get John Tomic a pen, go out in the night and get him a carton of milk or a bottle of orange juice. Raquet abuse, raquets would be broke daily. Yelling and fights - it goes on and on.What about the extraordinary anecdote from the diary where a BB gun was involved and Bernard's dad shot him in the leg with a BB gun? I think that was very much a light hearted moment. Certainly in their eyes. But it really does paint a picture of what sort of team have they got running here? What sort of disfunctionality is it that they would go to a superer market, buy a BB gun, prove your manhood and allow me to shoot you in the legs? Thomas was watching as his colleagues were getting shot in the legs. He goes off into the other room and put on four pants of shorts under his track pants so when he gets shot he doesn't feel the effects. It's crazy stuff. Isn't it.Yes.Let's talk about Bernard's behaviour off the court. He was often making headlines here in Australia for all the wrong reasons.One thing the diary does paint a picture of - it gives the public a bit of an explanation as to why perhaps Bernard's performance isn't great. Of court he is getting involved in all sorts of an particulars. There was the infamous Ferrari on the Gold Coast where he was already on a very knife edge of losing his licence and of course he then goes off speeding yet again. And goes ahead and loses his licence. But it does paint a picture that behind the scenes of his professional tennis playing he was sneaking out at night, climbing over the balcony to party with mates. He would play these computer games, these semireality computer games to all hours of the night in his room. And for the trainers they couldn't work out what was wrong, why he was so why he was so and couldn't get up in the morning. They discovered his lifestyle wasn't very professional at all.There was one instance in New York where made Mr Broeu it t stay in the airport when he went back to lavish digs at a five star hotel.That was incredible. They arrived there for a tour. They missed the connecting flight. They were going to have to fly out the next day. Instead of going to a hotel he leaves his two trainers - he and a Spanish guy at the airport and says "I'm going to town. Good luck to you." These two poor tennis trainers cut quite a pathetic scene as they take photos of each other trying to stretch out across these chairs at the airport. I mean, it's just incredible. At this stage they had no money. They weren't earning enough. They were supposed to get some sort of allowance for food and the allowance never materialised. They were really scrambling. Finally, we know that Bernard's father, John, had a suspended sentence for assaulting Mr Bruett. Why do you think he didn't walk away from this earlier when the signals were so dire from pretty much day 1?Pretty much from day 1 it wasn't what he was expecting. I think he wanted to give it a go. He opens his diary by very much saying his great dream was to be on the ATP tour circuit. You're mixing with the greats of tennis. He really wanted to stick it out and be on the ATP tour and finally he couldn't stand it any more.A fascinating insight there. Charles Miranda, thank you very much.Thank you.After the break we talk to they. Our NRL experts pull apart a drama filled week. VOICEOVER: Heart disease
is the No.1 killer of Australians. The Heart Foundation is leading the fight against heart disease but we need your help. Please give generously
when our volunteers knock on your door this September. Your big heart really can help others.

Read it
like a book. Do two things
at once.

Organise your day.

All of this
and more
with the new:

It's week 1 of the national rugby league finals. Already drama has hit boiling point. First one of the code's favourite sons coach Ricky Stuart sparked heated debate when he announced a surprise defection and then last night a lapse in concentration from a referee may have sent the wrong team through to the next round. Our panel have a lot to say about this. Barclay Crawford, news editor of the Sunday telegraph and Steve Heart from Fox sports. I will begin with you, Barclay, because you're a Die Hard a para fan. Who udo you feel about Ricky Stuart's move to defect and move to Canberra?I think I would be voicing the opinion of any performa fan and any die hard fan of any rugby league side that his decision is disgraceful. It's up believable. The way he sold himself to the club and particularly to the fans who in the end pay his wages - are responsible for all of the success he has had. The way he could then just up and leave with very little reason is just appalling.One of the reasons as we saw in the paper today - he has written that it's because of his family that he is moving. He has a 12-year-old daughter with autism. Surely there is some sympathy there in order to look after his family as best he can.I think that he had family issues before he signed with Parramatta. And of course you always put your family first. No- one would say otherwise. Let alone Ricky Stuart. The fact that when the team - this is one of the worst performances by any team ever. The fans and the media have been very for giving. And for him just to then - they bought into it when they sacked 12 players in the middle of the season they were fine with it like he has a plan. But then at the end of it all to up and leave - it's really bad and sets a very bad precedent for the game. Who are we likely to see fill his shoes? I guess is the only way up for them now?Neil Henry, the outgoing cowboys coach who is in plenty of controversy after last night. We will talk about that shortly. Barclay, as you said, from Parramatta's perspective, the Ricky Stuart defection as we might call it, is horrendous for the club, for the coach himself and for fans. But just from the outside perspective looking in, I think it's very difficult for any of us to talk about Ricky Stuart's family situation. If we haven't been in those shoes. No doubt he has had to deal with his autistic daughter for a long time in his family situation. He has an opportunity to go to bra where he has extended family, his wife's family and his own parents therement perhaps life would be a little bit easier for him there. Also on the career side he is going to a club with a lot more stability at the board level. It has a club that supports him. He has a playing roster that's probably better. From both points of view Ricky is going to be happier in Canberra. Whether it's wrong for him to walk out on Parramatta is debatable. This is whatThis is what gets me and gets many fans of this game, the fact that we focus on the coach and the board and playing roster. It's not about them. At the end of the day it's about the fans. They cannot be allowed to behave like this. It's just not fair.OK. Let's talk about last night's games. Obviously we had the controversy with the Sharks and north Queensland. How on earth could the Sharks have been allowed to win?This is the try here. Bo Ryan scores it on the 7th tackle. Anybody knows rugby league knows there is only 6. The referees are supposed to count it. There are video referees and touch judges. The referee made an error. He called the 5th tackle the 4th tackle so they got an extra play. Nobody has been able to slain it. It's a human error and it's cost the cowboys for the second year in a row - a refereing decision has cost them their place in the finals. To you - to you both, who will we see in the final?I think it's bunnies Roosters.I think so. Souths and Roosters. The Cowboys think it's a conspiracy theory any way.The coach does. FpblAn all Sydney grand final, it will be a cracker if that's the case. But defending premiers Melbourne are still there, Manly cracking away and the Sharks. There is a game this afternoon too. A few other teams might have a say.Thanks for your time on Meet the Press.Thank you.That's all for this edition of the she. You will find a transcript of this program shortly on our website. We will leave you now with some of the pictures that made headlines this week. I'm Kathryn Robinson. Thanks for your company today. We will see you next week. Supertext captions by Red Bee Media Supertext Captions by

WOMAN: Tim makes me feel unlike
anything I've ever felt before.

I'm here to find genuine love.

SONG: # You got my heart
in a spin... #

He's incredible.

I think I'm in trouble
emotionally now.


TIM: The reaction I'm having...
I'm falling for somebody.

WOMAN: This is truly a fairytale.

Every time she'd smile,
I would get closer and closer.


I'll find someone that I can fall in
love with and they can love me back.

Trish from the Cadbury Kitchen
is here with me today

in the Everyday Gourmet kitchen

and we're going to be cooking
a delectable chocolate dessert.

We are.
What is it today, Trish?

It's the frozen
two-tone chocolate dessert.

It's one of my favourites

because it's a delicious
ice-cream dessert

which is, like,
ridiculously simple to make.

OK, the first thing we need to do
is break up some chocolate.

So we need 100 grams each

of the milk chocolate
and the dark chocolate.

And the easiest way for you
to measure that

is to look at the lines, OK?

So each of these little lines
constitutes 20 grams.

Right, so we need to put that on

and we need to add to it
some condensed milk.

And these are just going to melt
gently over the heat.

What have we got here?
That's a little bit of brandy.

Nice little touch.

Yes, you can put a little bit of
brandy in. So a little bit in each.

Because we're actually melting the
chocolate with another ingredient,

we can actually allow it
to melt directly in the saucepan

in this instance.

OK, so that's really nicely
melted there.

So what we need to do now...

Justine, I'll give you the dark one

and I'll take the milk one.

So we just need to
just pour this mixture...

Nice and thick.
..straight into the bowl.

And then into the freezer
for about 15 minutes,

just to allow it to cool quickly,
and it'll get quite thick and tacky.

I'll put them in for you.
So, straight into the freezer.

So, look at this - nice and gooey.

Yep, beautifully thick and luscious.

And that forms the basis

and it'll help it
to thicken up really quickly.

So we need to put that
into the mixer.

Into the mixer.

The whole lot?

Sticky isn't it?
Yes, it's really sticky.

That's that condensed milk we used
before that's made it like that.

So this is the milk chocolate one.

And then we need to put in
300 mils of cream.

And that's measured out.
Pop that straight in.

And you need to whip that.

It'll take a little while
until it's nice and soft-peaky.



OK, that looks nice and thick now.
It is.


Yum. Look at that.


That will go straight
into this here.

But I need you to get on
and get the next one ready,

which is the dark chocolate.

And we do the same thing -

beat that up
and then add the cream to it

and let it get nice and thick.

And so you've just got a loaf tin
here that you've just lined?

I guess really important to line

or else it'll be hard
to get out of the...

Yeah, it's a little hard to get out.

I usually like to use
baking paper for this,

although some people
would prefer plastic wrap.

This is almost exactly
like a semifreddo, if you like.


OK, I'll put this mixer back on
and give it another mix.


That's ready.

Of course, you can see the darkness
in comparison to that colour.

It's gonna look great

when we flip it over
and turn inside out.

So just gently pour it over the top.

And then, when it's frozen
you'll see

the two different distinct layers.

So that goes straight
into the freezer now.

It takes at least four hours to set,
or to freeze,

but I usually recommend
that you leave it there overnight.