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Live. Tonight - the fight to get back stolen wages.Nothing, just work for tea.WA's forgotten pioneers.They want someone to say thank you and they want people to say sorry. And liking what they see, the students using Facebook to say no to drugs. It is not like all the other antidrug ads you will see. Good evening. Welcome to 7.30 WA, I'm Andrew O'Connor.Since 1977, the summer Test series has become a permanent fixture on the WA cricket calendar at the WACA. But from 2014 the Tests will cease. Cricket Australia's decision to drop Perth from the Test match schedule against India has now cast a shadow over the future of the ground. Some blame the WACA board for investing in a multimillion dollar apartment development in the belief it would eventually fund the revamp of the venue but as Oliver Peterson reports, the question has now become has the rescue plan come too late for the iconic West Australian home of cricket? McGrath's got it. A leading edge. A hat-trick.

The bouncy WACA wicket is one of the most feared in one of the most feared venues
in international cricket. to world records, legendary battles to world battles and some of Australia's battles and some of that off his stumps. That is 100. Listen to the crowd from WA. They have gone wild as Kim Hughes has reached a century here on his home ground. It is a very hornt part of our history in sport in WA. - important. Can he get another one? He does. Mitchell Johnson is the man.While the WACA will host an Ashes Test this summer, it will be the swan song for the ground. After almost four decades Perth will drop off the Test schedule for the summer series against India, angering former Test captain Kim Hughes.Without Test cricket, the WACA is dead.The decision is even more peculiar given Perth's time zone delivers prime time Test cricket to the eastern states and favourable times for Indian audiences.Long this time.Is it there? Yes!It is about, I guess, the capacity of the ground and the return that Cricket Australia and Australian cricket will get from these Test matches. And also I guess in a broader qualitative sense about the quality of the facilities that A close look at the were on offer.He has A close look at the patch work
of facilities at the WACA reveals a venue that is behind the times. It is below expectation for international cricket.Other sporting codes agree. The WACA is not for them.Apart from hosting domestic and international fixtures, the ground hasn't had a winter tenant since the Perth Reds rugby league team wrapped up in the mid-1990s. The grandstands and facilities are crying out for a facelift.The rest of the world has gone well past the standards we have got here and I think that is why the WACA has been working hard with Dennis Lillee and David Williams and those sorts of people in order to try and get the Ascot development so they can get money in to redevelop it and bring it up to international standards.Last year the WACA launched the Gardens apartments, living on the WACA with 1 bedroom apartments starting at $520,000. Considerably higher than the local market.There is 137 apartments and they obviously own the land. So between the property Would
development and land component. Would you have to think there would be $30 million plus worth of revenue in land component in there.The apartments are expected to fund the redevelopment of the cricket ground. So far just 60 apartments have been sold off the plan. Before a brick has been laid there has been a high profile casualty in the WACA's administration. Respected businessman and former Sundance Resources chairman George Jones resigned from the board of directors last month.I think with George Jones no longer - who has a very good reputation in the business world in WA, for him to pull out because he's worried about the corporate governance and financial side of things, I think that is a warning bell to me.Mr Jones declined the request of 7.30 WA for an on camera interview but the ABC understands he resigned from the board because he believed that this proposed apartment development wouldn't generate enough revenue to redevelop the cricket ground.Did George Jones quit because he didn't believe the apartment development would produce enough revenue? There were many reasons around George's resignation and we have thought about those and we will move forward.There has been calls for the WACA to sell the iconic cricket ground and like Adelaide Oval, the MCG, the SCG and the Gabba, share a stadium with the AFL.I believe the land is around about 5.7 hectares. If we go on recent developments from the spring and other land sales through the Perth area, depending on how they split that up, it could be $80 million, $100 million plus.But selling the land is not a new idea.There was some talk amongst some sections some years ago of selling the WACA and building a ground elsewhere because this is very valuable profit and what the value is, we really don't know.Has anybody been able to have a guess? Would it run into millions? I think it would run into three or four millions.Hughes believes cricket should be played as the new Burswood stadium when it opens in 2018.Why don't we pursue the goal of joining football if we are allowed to and developing a dual sport premises? For now, the WACA is pressing ahead with the sale of the apartments and intends to launch a new marketing campaign in the coming weeks.I think the gentification of this area is the gentification is going to bring the values up and is going to bring the values and this could be a five to 10-year and this could be a 10-year process as we see this development come to fruition. Then obviously the land that the WACA are sitting on will be worth far in excess of what we are talking about today.The organisation still hopes the development will provide enough money to redevelop the cricket ground.The original objective of that was to raise funds to help us develop the ground and that is still part of our planning.For the moment cricket officials are playing a defensive game, optimistic that the WACA will see out its innings. Ponting doesn't like it. Neither do the crowd. The WACA will always be needed.This won't be the last WACA Test. Yes he is out! Catch of the century. Now for decades, Aboriginal workers toiled on West Australian pastoral stations in exchange for little or no pay.Others who spent their lives on native welfare missions had their wages withheld by the State. The Government - Barnett Government rather stole a wages scheme set out to make amends but it has so far fallen far short of expectations. As Lucy Martin reports the retired workers are now mounting a new campaign to correct past wrongs and a warnings for indigenous viewers, this story contains images of deceased people. It is 9 o'clock and already blazing hot on this sprawling cattle station in the East Kimberley. Smoko is Kimberley. Smoko is fast approaching but so is mustering season and there is no time to rest. It is a hard slog out here but the men working under Harry Curtin reckon they have got it pretty good.If you ask them to do this work for free, they would laugh you off the station. But, not so long ago, that is exactly what their forebears had to do. Aboriginal workers played a major role in establishing WA's pastoral and agricultural industries. They worked from dawn till dusk in harsh conditions. Others toiled on vast government-run missions, they got paid for their work but up to three-quarters of their wages were taken and put into trust accounts for safekeeping. We didn't bother asking for money.Why not? Because we didn't know anything about the money. Until the 1970s Aboriginal people working on stations had their wages set by pastoralists rather than the State, some paid their workers in food, others paid nothing at all, anxious to keep the politically powerful land holders on side, the Government turned a blind eye.No money.Did you ever ask for any? These workers are meeting here in Kununurra because they believe the Government of today owes them an apology and a large chunk of back We done our share and the Government should share too.For a brief moment, it seemed they might get both. Last year the Government invited workers who had their income controlled by the State between 1905 and 1972 to apply between 1905 and 1972 to for $2,000 each. Of the for $2,000 each. Of the 2024 who applied, 700 who applied, 700 were knocked back.Whilst it was designed by the Government to bring closure to what is a very vexed period in WA's history, it has actually had the reverse effect.Those who worked on pastoral stations were automatically rejected.What you have had now is confusion, anger, around people "Why have you been paid and why haven't I been paid? I am just as stolen
entitled because I had my wages stolen too".The government cannot be responsible for wages of Aboriginal people that are not in government facilities.Peter Collier is sticking by his decision, saying he is simply following the recommendations of a 2008 recommendations
report.We have adhered to the recommendations of the task force in terms of acknowledging the fact that wages were removed from Aboriginal people in government facilities.In what way was that acknowledged? Have those commissioned workers been issued with an formal recognition? No, not at all.Mr Collier has ignored other key recommendations, including making a formal apology to including making apology to workers whose money was withheld by the Government and setting up a $2.5 and setting up a $2.5 million fund to encourage economic growth.We are moving in that area and have done that at a number of facilities, certainly in terms of employment opportunities through able affairs.Has that fund been set up five years after the report? No, it hasn't.They want someone to say, first of all, thank you for the work that you did and for how you have contributed for building stations in our area and others. They want people to say sorry for what you had to endure in that process and neither of those things have been properly - they haven't been achieved through the stolen wages scheme yet.Kununurra-based solicitor Judy Harrison has taken up the fight on behalf of workers in the East Kimberley. She says the minister cannot ignore the role that previous State Governments played in the exploitation of Aboriginal people.The Government at different times authorised and approved certain stations to have a certain number of Aboriginal workers on the basis that they receive certain conditions. The Government has participated in the conditions that the stations provided. These highly respected elders are not prone to complaining and they would rather not dwell on the past but they have a decade's old debt to settle and they are asking the Government to make amends. You look at the hours you put in and the days you work, day and night.$2,000 doesn't really cut St? It doesn't even cut it at all. No. That is the bottom line. I think the Government should look at it and see what benefit we can do for the community and help the old people that are living in all these communities.While no amount of money will compensate for lost wages, recognition and an apology in their view would be priceless. It is important to emphasise the fact that this is not an issue of symbolism, these are people who worked and had their wages taken from them under policy set by the Government at that time. Now, we have the chance to reconsider those station workers and I would like to think that perhaps the station industry can come on board with this in a celebration or acknowledgement of the work that was done.He would also like to see the Government release documents relating to wage arrangements, so those who want to pursue legal action have the information they need.It is for the Government to talk to Aboriginal people to find a figure or to find a package so it may not be money at all. It is to find a combination that is acceptable and which Aboriginal people are willing to receive.The Government might be very surprised about what it can achieve by collaborating with Aboriginal people.But Mr
Collier has no plans to negotiate a new figure and he has ruled out an apology.How can you say the scheme has been successful if the very people it was trying to make with say it has failed? I am sorry if they do feel that way. That wasn't the intent of the exercise.The intent of the exercise was quite clearly unambiguously to right a wrong.Do you feel comfortable saying you have righted a wrong when so many Aboriginal elders are telling you that you haven't? Yes, I do. Inevitably you will have some people that are disaffected and are disappointed.The retired workers are reluctant to pursue legal action but they haven't ruled it out.I think they left it too late, you know. A few people left it too late, you few people are gone. Back on Glenhill Station, Harry Kuerten Glenhill just hopes men like his Glenhill Station, Harry just hopes men like his father
will one just hopes men will one day be recognised will the role they played. The big bulls and make a good camp horse and bring it out on the field and show everybody, yeah good.Is that right, John? The long wait continues. Lucy Martin reporting there. The Federal Labor Party is entering unprecedented times, a national membership vote for the leader. Anthony Albanese will take on Bill Shorten for the job of Opposition Leader and both have kicked off the month-long campaign by appealing for grass roots support. MPs from both major parties returned to Canberra today for their first meetings since the election.For Tony Abbott and the incoming Government it was a moment to saviour. Hayden Cooper reports. The election has been run and won but the contest is never ending.Positions of prestige and power are up for grabs, be it in the ministry...Are you putting yourself forward for a front position? It is a matter of the PM making a decision.Are you expecting to move back into a front bench role? I have expectations.In the parliament itself...Will you be nominating yourself for itself...Will you Speaker.Is that what nominating yourself Speaker.Is that what you do?I don't Speaker.Is new
don't know.I ever no idea.The new member for New England Barnaby Joyce.And in the party room.Will you put your hat in the ring today for the deputy -Yes, I am.On both sides.It is nice to be back here. I am determined that we make Labor as competitive as possible. Thanks guys.Have a lovely morning.APPLAUSE My friends, it is my honour to welcome you back to Canberra as the PM-elect of Australia. APPLAUSETony Abbott won't be sworn in until next week and he is yet to announce his front bench, but the first joint party room meeting of the new Government was predictably euphoric. Our task is but briefly to savour this moment. Our task is to give a great country and a great people the better Government that the people of Australia deserve. That is our task. We will now move purposefully, calmly, methodically to deliver on our election commitments, to build a stronger economy for a stronger Australia.He won't know for a month who his opponent will be.Labor has two new leadership contenders.I'm standing for the Labor leadership because I firmly believe that I am the best candidate to lead Labor back into Government at the next election.I am standing because I have the policy credentials developed over a long period of time.Let me say at the outset I wish Mr Albanese well. I have at the outset I wish Mr Anthony if he is Albanese well. I if he is successful, I will if he serve in whatever capacity if he is successful, I seeks and he serve in whatever seeks serve in whatever capacity he
seeks and he also indicated seeks and he also that if I am successful he will stand that if I am stand up as our pinch hitter in the parliament and I have stand up as our pinch hitter indicated that would be a great the parliament and I idea.Armed with an economic degree and a steely gaze, the young Anthony Albanese rose through rainor ranks as a political staffer and a scrapper from the party's left.All bets are off, political cooperation, financial cooperation, this is where the rank and file make their stand.As Leader of House for the past six years, he has held the difficult job of making the tight numbers work. Crucially backed Kevin Rudd to return as leader. All the while building his profile in unexpected places.I'm Anthony Albanese and you're watching Rage.What you see is what you get.I am someone who puts forward a view, strongly and passionately when I believe it.His opponent is a warrior for workers' rights, prominent as a union leader, persuasive as an MP, he used his clout to remove Kevin Rudd and then did the same to Julia Gillard. Throughout, despite the faceless man, he was often in the public eye for better or PM's
worse.I understand that the PM's address ing this in a press conference in Turkey in seen what she's said but let me say I support what it is that she's said.You haven't seen what
what she's said -But I support what my PM's said.Now the two Labor veterans square off against each other. The party has never been here before. 30,000 members will vote first, then the Caucus after that.Well, that is the idea. We are opening up the party unashamedly to broader participation.That is a good thing.This ballot in the contest
Labor Party will not be the will
contest of personalities, it will be the contest of ideas. Labor must have the big ideas for the next 20 and 30 years in Australia and that is what I would seek to do if elected leader.Despite some dissent for the new way.You ever been critical of the rank and file process. Why is that? I opposed it in Caucus and still oppose it.Party strategists believe the rank and file vote will revive modern Labor.The most important thing here is that we are having a contest and that the two candidates can go out in a respectful way and say why they think they are the better candidate to lead the party for the next three years.Chris Bowen is the acting leader until a winner emerges to take up the fight against the new PM.My friends, we have won the trust of the Australian people, our challenge now is to earn it and to keep it. Thank you so much. APPLAUSE Hayden Cooper reporting there.Getting the antidrug message through to teenagers is a challenging task at the best of times. Millions have been spent on media campaigns but the Peel District Police have taken a different tack. They have asked students in Secret Harbour antidrug messages to be put Harbour to create their own on Facebook and antidrug messages to be on Facebook and judged by on Facebook peers. As you will on Facebook and judged peers. As you will see, their
videos reveal peers. As you will perspective of the drug culture. Mark Bennett reports. Looking perfect in this isn't she? What you see here might which as a shock to those who view Barbies as a treasured toy. We are trying to portray her looking perfect and then show her not looking perfect. This baby doll has developed a drug problem. I am just trying to make it look more skanky and not look like the perfect doll that we all know.Prostitute perhaps.Not yet. For Will Evans and Mia Pattiselanno, changing their Barbie doll from cute to tragic is part of their antidrug message. A little more.Slowly have her falling over.Done.There we go.I think that might be it.Armed with iPad s and ideas, the young drug reformers are turning to simple messages to crack a complex problem. Just how do you get kids of their own age to say no to drugs? We have used a unique idea, I think that that will create a kind of want it.It is not like all other antidrug ads you other antidrug ads you will see. Sitting here on the floor at Comet Bay College at Secret Harbour, these two movie makers don't need a big Budget to deliver a powerful message.What we can do is we have enough space there to put in some facts.There will be a powerful medium when it comes to conveying an antidrug message from student student.Vocational educator here.This is being pitched at people of your age.Matt's plan is to get six classes of Year 10 students to dream up an antidrug story, record and edit it down to a 90 second video and then put it up on Facebook to be judged by their peers. We are hoping to have at least 15 strong entries that we will be able to upload onto the Internet. From that point onwards, the students will be in charge of marketing their own films. The students will be able to do this through their own social media networks.The video with the most likes wins.Got into drugs and went bad. He is not breathing.That is what you're trying to symbolise, if you take drugs you will live in a prison.Murdoch uni media experts are helping spark the visuals.It gets crazy with all the hand-held sort of stuff and straightaway making the audience feel like must be wrong, something is are
going on.And the suggestions are falling on fertile ground.We have a teenage and she doesn't really care about school and stuff and she is into cannabis. We are going to try and get a smoke machine to be the affect on it.Is there any statistical information that you're including in your advert? Drug authorities are on hand to give advice and dispel common drug myths.Cannabis, for example, I was speaking to the students and some of the boys were terrified that it actually can affect sexual function and they didn't realise that the damage that these drugs can do.For the image conscience students, many of the videos are focusing on damage and isolation. Young people these days generally want to look beautiful, feel beautiful, want to be the best they can destroy how you look seeing how that drugs wake-up destroy how you look can be a
wake-up call to them.Try some of this. It is some of this. It You think you're invincible to everything and you're really not. Drug, no-one is invincible.Jason Baker's story came from real life when his friend nearly died at a party from a cocktail of drugs. Ambulance officers saved his life.It is showing my point about what happens. I have had experiences with what happened and I am just trying to share my information with other people so hopefully they get the same message that I have received from seeing my mate go through the same.What do we have here? A steel framing of people that have taken drugs a while back and before and after photos of them.Now with the videos up online on Facebook and Twitter, they have graduated from the school room out to the virtual world and learnt
their teacher is hoping lessons learnt here will translate to real life choices.Once they leave school and start earning more money, once they become exposed to other social groups and they may therefore have access to drugs such as cocaine and meth, they will have to make strong decisions and we want them to be educated and make conscious decisions about their health and about the life they have ahead of them. That is 7.30 WA for this week. Join us next week for for week. Join WA current affairs. Thanks for your company. Until then, good your night. Captions by CSI Australia

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On this edition of One Plus One, prize winner, pioneer, rebel or troublemaker? You be the judge of Pat O'Shane. the judge of Pat This Program is Captioned Live.

Hello, I'm Jane Hutcheon, welcome to One Plus One. In an era when women, let alone aboriginal women, often had a difficult time reaching the top, Pat O'Shane has broken many barriers. She was the first aboriginal barrister, the first indigenous female to head a Government department and the first indigenous woman to become a Magistrate. In fact, this week she won a Deadly Award in recognition of her achievements. But as she approached retirement, questions were raised about her attitude to the police and ambulance officers. A report by two ANU legal and health academics in 2012 concluded she got the law wrong in 14 out of 16 criminal cases since 1999. Pat O'Shane refutes the findings. Since retiring, she has currently gone back to law school and is planning to return as a Family Law barrister in mid 2014. Pat O'Shane, welcome to One Plus One.Thank you, Jane.You were born in the sugar town Mossman in northern Queensland. Your dad was Mossman in Your dad was Irish. Your mother was aboriginal. How did they was aboriginal. How get together?Well, my father was actually sent out here on a boat with a whole lot of other young boys and landed in Perth, some time in thor ly 1910s, and from what I was able to ascertain after his death, he actually travelled or worked on farms in WA and travelled up the West Australian coast, travelled through Australia and ended up in Mossman. By that time he was getting gigs as a show man, you know, in travelling sideshows and the like. He was apparently quite a show man. Got into things like boxing and wrestling, which he was quite good at. He won some prizes. I found newspaper cuttings. He used to wear, when I was a tiny kid, he used to wear white suits as I think did all men in the tropics in those days, and he used to get his laundry done at the local laundry. My mother worked as a laundry maid and that's how they met.What were your