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A group of children was
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with Sydney's weather.

It was a much cooler day
in Sydney today. Temperatures dipped to 4 degrees
in the west this morning. Hot and dry weather
will return tomorrow. A total fire ban starts at midnight for Sydney, the Hunter, New England, Northern Slopes
and North Coast regions. Sydney reached a pleasant 23 today. Right now it's 18. 4 the low at Richmond this morning. 6 in Penrith. We had sunny blue skies today, top temperatures in the mid 20s. it's looking mostly clear
over New South Wales. We have some cloud through the
south-east corner of the country thanks to a cold front. That system will bring showers
to Hobart and Victoria overnight. It's been pushed along
by a vigorous westerly airstream. That airstream will whip up
severe fire danger in most of New South Wales tomorrow. Damaging wind gusts are forecast in
the Illawarra, Southern Tablelands and Snowy Mountains. Melbourne can expect
a few showers overnight but it should clear in time
for the AFL Grand Final. A mostly dry
but chilly afternoon, Fine and windy
in Canberra. Chance of a shower
in Brisbane. A strong wind warnings been issued. Tomorrow,
conditions are warming up again. 30 degrees. Strong and gusty westerly winds. A hot and windy day
around the suburbs.

Sunday will be fine and sunny. The weather will warm up again
next week with temperatures creeping
into the 30s. Tuesday, chance of late rain. Have a wonderful weekend. That's Seven News at 6:00
for this Friday. I'm Mark Ferguson. In Seven News at 7:00 over on 7TWO the 93-year-old who still gets up
at 5am to go to work. Now here's 'Today Tonight'.

Hello and welcome to the program.
Great to be with you. We begin tonight
with the ultimate overreaction - the mother
of all neighbourhood disputes. Like so many, it began with a petty argument
about a fence. It finished with a man flattening his neighbour's
house, car and office with a bulldozer.

There's somebody on a tractor! Oh, my God! I can't understand you
when you're screaming. He's smashing my house! Smashing your house? Neighbourhood disputes,
American style. This is how one man and his tractor
deals with a neighbour he doesn't like.

He's smashing my house! Smashing your house? Smashing my house! This started with an argument
about a boundary fence, so the man and his tractor
deal with that first, then they push their
neighbours' house out of the way. But that still wasn't enough. Now he's backed up
all over my truck, right over the top of it! He crushes the neighbours' car then makes sure the neighbour
doesn't have any power.

You better get some guys up here
with some guns because this sun of a gun is crazy. Emergency! Sorry, powerlines. 115,000 watts of electricity
going bang in a megawatt neighbourhood dispute which left this peaceful town
like a war zone.

But Australia
has nothing to boast about when it comes
to neighbourhood disputes. Police answer hundreds
of neighbour tiffs every day, street feuds increasing
across the country by 30% in the past year. They're getting more serious,
they're getting more frequent and they're getting nastier. Social analyst David Chalke believes
city pressures and congestion is leading to more and more
arguments across the fence. Certainly,
they're becoming more intense. People are more concerned
about protecting their own rights, protecting their home. Home is more important
to people these days because it is their sanctuary. And it's a national problem.

In Queensland last year, the justice department mediated
162 neighbourhood disputes. New South Wales, 2,500. Victoria settled 780 disputes while South Australia had
1,500 desperate requests for help. West Australia is the only state which apparently
doesn't keep statistics. I'm the victim. I'm the victim. It's the classic story of both sides
being the victim but in this case
we highlighted earlier this year, one neighbour had her finger cut off
with a pair of gardening shears.

71-year-old devout Christian
Lawrence Lo was cutting his hedge when his neighbour Robyn Miller
demanded he stop. Somehow, her left index finger
was cut off - the bloody outcome
to a 12-month feud. Invariably, the biggest cause
of disputes - fences - but a close second now
is a neighbours' behaviour. Trees and shrubs,
arguments over boundary lines, late night noise and animals
are the other major causes. (MAN YELLS) It's estimated up to 100,000 people
will seek mediation across the country this year, at least showing that some are
willing to settle their differences without a tractor.

It can be solved easily. The problem is, and these are the major words
that lawyers love, it's a matter of principle. Somebody is gonna shoot him! Where's the cops? If you can't solve a problem
with simple, honest communication we recommend mediation, police,
even lawyers - certainly before you bring in
any heavy machinery! David Richardson
with that bizarre report. Now, with footy finals
across the country this weekend, pubs and clubs
will be doing a roaring trade. There are strict laws when it
comes to the service of alcohol and for good reason. As Adam Marshall reports they're being blatantly ignored
over and over and the consequences can be deadly.

(LAUGHS) Enter any pub or club in Australia and you're likely to be confronted
with scenes like these.

Patrons spilling drinks, stumbling, swaying, swearing and shouting. We went undercover and it appears anything goes
for the drunk and disorderly. Is it easy to get
plenty of drinks or what? Yeah, it's easy.
Way too easy. It's very easy.
Never a problem, really. Yeah, we'll get served.
Probably. To serve or not to serve alcohol -
that is the question. The answer should be obvious but for thousands
of hotel licensees and their staff, it's not.

Margaret Dix fell 15 stories
to her death from a Perth hotel balcony. She had been drinking at the bar
downstairs. Her blood alcohol reading - 0.342 - almost seven times
the legal limit to drive. Margaret's brother, Steve Irons,
blames the staff for continuing to serve her alcohol. She was a fantastic person
and a lover of life and it's just a tragedy
that her life was ended at such a young age. From all accounts,
she was visibly drunk. When it came to whose fault it was, the court dismissed charges
against the barman and manager, a result these two hotel staff
will be hoping for - they're now on trial in Adelaide for allegedly
continuing to serve alcohol to an already drunk footballer
who was later found dead. It is a joke and, frankly, I think it's somebody
who's doing that doesn't deserve to hold a license. Associate Professor Peter Miller is one of Australia's
leading alcohol consumption experts. It's about the bottom line, it's about people
trying to make money. To put that theory to the test, we've sent in actors Tim and Nita
to a number of licensed venues selected at random. Let's set the scene. It's only 3:00 in the afternoon. Their behaviour is deplorable - more than enough for staff to enact responsible service
of alcohol regulations and evict them.

Alright, scull! Three? Right.
One, two, three...

It doesn't take long for other patrons
to notice their antics and the bar staff too.

That shows a really good culture
of being aware of intoxication right across the staff. And they were well aware
of their intoxication at this next venue but they just keep offering
more drinks.

Spilt drinks
are brushed off as bad luck. The

The amount that we had in that time, we should definitely not have been pushed for service. At this venue,
the couple were barely conscious. They were sleepy and slurry.

I'll sit up. Yes, sensitive with possible fines to the tune of $55,000
for licensees. I think they were more disgusted
by someone who would actually behave that way than actually trying
to fix the problem.

Given they've all completed mandatory responsible service
of alcohol courses, it's surprising this hotel
chooses to do nothing. First,
they stagger past the bouncer... Hey, guys. How are youse? Good thanks. Can I have some IDs, please?
Absolutely. ..then brag about
their alcoholic feats...

..finally, spilling drinks - not once, but three times
in half an hour. When they were cleaning it up,
they actually said, "Do you want to finish
the rest of that?"

The bar staff are happy
to continue selling them more. That's quite a worrying scenario that the staff are encouraging and laughing about somebody
so intoxicated, telling you
they've had so many drinks. I think responsibility dictates that line should be drawn
much, much earlier than we're seeing it at the moment. Licensees have a responsibility
to look after their patrons, according to Vicki Jenner
from Shine Lawyers. I would argue
you know it when you see it. You've got to hold licensees
accountable, and the staff. Peter Miller has just completed
a groundbreaking study on the responsible service
of alcohol, visiting 130 venues
and interviewing 4,000 patrons. He compared Geelong's
voluntary licensing conditions to Newcastle's mandatory action, the results finding in favour
of a hardline approach.

Then there's the link
to drink driving. A Victorian police study has found almost half of drink drivers consume
their last drink at a licensed venue before getting in a car and further research shows enforcing responsible service
of alcohol laws leads to a dramatic reduction
in alcohol-related road crashes. By the end of the night, Tim and Nita
purchase a dozen drinks each at six venues over five hours. Only two refused service. We invited the industry's
peak representative body, the Australian Hotels Association,
and its Queensland branch, to comment. Both declined. Professor Miller believes the answer lies
in tougher restrictions. And you make that punishment
immediate and real so it costs them more
than they make on a Saturday night - that's how you change
that behaviour.

Adam Marshall reporting there.

And just as she felt prepared to shoulder the emotional
and financial cost of her aftercare, thieves broke into her house.

I thought of suicide, I really did, because I had nothing left.

Nothing to give, nothing to sell,
nothing to help me. The thieves took all her cash
and her wedding photos, her passport, all her digital
records and memories, her jewellery and the equipment she owned
to make jewellery to sell that was to help pay
for her aftercare. It's all gone. And I've got nothing, nothing left.

Hello, love.
Give us a hug. You OK? Nigel Allen got his new lungs
last year. When he saw the story on Seven News
about the robbery at Gail's house, he decided to step up
and do something to help. Seems easy enough but how hard is it
with a double lung transplant to get on a treadmill
and pump out the kays, mate? Well, you know, it's 18 months
since I had my lung transplant and when I first got up
with a physiotherapist in the ward, my goal was to walk a step, Over the course of two weeks, Nigel got on the treadmill here at St Vincent's Hospital
in Sydney. Many heart and lung
transplant recipients come here for their ongoing
physical therapy. Soon Gail will join them. When I saw the story, I was sitting on my bed
and I just lost it.

I just...when it's hard enough
struggling to breathe...

..let alone
having your home broken into and your things stolen. Yeah.
And it broke my heart. We came back day after day
as Nigel pumped out the kilometres, working his donated lungs in the hope of inspiring help
for Gail and her ongoing needs, including therapy and 40 plus anti-rejection
medications every day.

For the final leg of his trek, Nigel is walking a path
to Gail's front door. We did it.

GAIL: Thank you so much.

Oh, Nigel, thank you.
Give us a hug. Hello! How are you? If Nigel hadn't have stepped in,
I wouldn't be here today.

And that's being the truth. St Vincent's Hospital
is running an appeal to help Gail with her treatment and any extra funds raised will go to helping all of those
given a second chance at life. Well, I never ever thought
about organ donation because I never thought
it would happen to me, but now that it has - people are doing stuff with the organs from your
precious, precious family members that are changing the lives
of others. If I didn't get the transplant,
I couldn't do this and I got it,
so that's why I'm doing it.

And Gail has asked us to remind you that if you'd like
to become an organ donor, please let your loved ones know. And if you want to help Gail,
you can find out how on our website. OK, up next - forget the scrap heap, we reveal the industries
desperately seeking older workers. That story next.

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There was once a time when if you
lost your job after the age of 50, you were consigned
to the scrap heap. Well, not anymore.

As Georgia Main reports, savvy bosses have finally
cottoned on to the fact that older workers offer wisdom and reliability
they won't find in today's kids.

It's never too late to change. It's never too late to learn.

At the age of 52, Mark Reynolds has just graduated
as a personal trainer. I'm looking forward to spending the next 20 years
in the fitness industry. Peter Hickey from Valley Fitness
says Mark's age
was actually an advantage. We have actively looked
to employ some older workers. A lot of our older employees
are really committed to their role. The characteristics
that they bring is something, often,
we find the younger employees lack.

But not all employers
are like Peter. Some have had direct feedback
about their age - so, "We don't think you'll fit
into our culture." Where people say, "We feel you may be
too experienced for the job." Heidi Holmes from mature employment
website says there are certain industries
where older workers are preferred. The top five include: the care industry, including aged care and child care, as well as cleaning
and maintenance work. Banking and financial services, retail to stabilise
the high turnover of young staff, the SME market - such as accounts payable
and receivable, office administration,
sales and marketing. And the mining industry, such as engineers, mechanics,
electricians and geologists. If there was an increase of just 5% of Australians aged over 55
in our workforce, it would boost our economy
by $48 billion a year. Injecting much-needed funds
into the health system and cutting spending on pensions. With the number of younger workers
slowing our country's future,
economic prosperity depends more than ever on the
contribution of mature workers. We've got team members
who are aged between about 15 and right up to 80.

Bunnings is one of the biggest
employers of older workers. Spokesman Toby Lawrence. They're really honest and in terms
of coaching and mentoring, they add huge amount of value
to the younger guys. Like 64-year-old plant specialist
Bill Enright. He's been with Bunnings for 18 years and has no plans of retiring. As long as I can be
physically able to or until I get a tap on the shoulder
saying, "I think you're past it." But not everyone feels their years
of experience is valued. I've applied for over 700 jobs. I've had about 100, "Not successful,
thank you for your application." After a 26-year career
with the Australian Customs Service, at the age of 53, Dorothy thought
finding another job would be easy. I'm pretty computer literate,
and I think I've got a lot to offer. Dorothy's not alone
in her frustration. Ashley Moore
from research firm URBIS found the number one area
that discrimination occurred was in the workplace. There's a vast and deep impact
of age discrimination, and being able to participate in the
workforce is absolutely critical. It builds self-esteem,
it builds confidence, it builds social connections. This is where the fastest-growing
labour market segment is coming from, in Australia. The first thing we often say
to job seekers is don't immediately think
it's your age. Have somebody else from a different
generation have a look at your CV and maybe give you some tips on how
you could present yourself better. Dorothy couldn't agree more. She's already checking
today's new jobs listings. Don't judge me by my age. Judge me by my experience. Just give me the chance.

Georgia Main reporting there. Statistics show that workers over
the age of 50 take fewer sick days and cost less to keep happy, let alone the experience they bring. Good story. If you have a story idea
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Now with a look ahead
to the 7:00 news over on 7TWO, here's Melissa Doyle.

Thanks, Helen. Coming up over on 7TWO - how a brave police officer
survived being shot in the face while trying to stop
two alleged armed robbers. We'll tell you
how close he came to death. Also, the Australian
world-first breakthrough set to save heart patients. Showing the young people
how it's done - the 93-year-old who's still working. And footy legend
and Seven commentator Tom Harley joins us with his insight
into tomorrow's grand final. Seven News at 7:00 is next
over on 7TWO. Helen.

Before we go tonight, time for a quick look at one
of the stories we'll have for you next week. We expose
what convicted criminals do when they're given
community service. It's the soft sentencing which thieves, thugs
and drug peddlers treat as a joke.

Why will you not talk to us? (BLEEP) offer.They are treating us with contempt. They have every right to be offended and concerned. That's it
for what's been a fantastic week. From the whole team here, thanks -
as always - for your great support. Enjoy your weekend. Go, Hawks! Supertext captions
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because this is gonna be massive.

Yep, you'd better believe it. We are moving an entire house. The trucks might be monsters
but the monkeys are miniature. The smallest monkey in the world
and a whole lot more. There's flowers galore. This is Australia's
biggest spring flower festival. And a tasty twist
on a cafe favourite. We've got a winner. If you've got a problem,
we're coming to fix it. From a scary green kitchen... Out with the old... ..and in with the new. a shed
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Come on! Plus we've got footy finals food. It doesn't get much better. A trophy cabinet
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I'm in the jungles of South America.
Keep your eyes peeled. A marmoset. A tamarin. Now I've popped over
to the mountains of China. A red panda! Incredible! Madagascar. Oh, have a look at them! Oh!

You know, I'm actually
not in any of these countries. I'm right back here in Oz
in my favourite state, Queensland. I'm at Alma Park Zoo,
about 40 minutes north of Brisbane.

And there's some interesting
primates who live here, like the cotton-top tamarins. They look at you and they're
quizzical. Their heads move around. I reckon
they're taking you in, you know? Yeah!
(TAMARINS CHATTER) And you're chattering away,
aren't you? Look at you, you gorgeous things. Like all small monkeys
of South America, they're endangered because
their habitats are being cleared. When it comes to the cotton-top,
there's less than 1,000 in the wild. This tiny little spot here in the north-west corner of
what is Colombia and South America is the only place where you'll find
cotton-top tamarins. So these little guys at Alma Park are so important
to the survival of the species.

We have our proud parents,
Manny and Conchetta. Yeah.
And they've had three offspring. First they had Milagro and then they've had twins
since then as well.

Along with tree sap,
which is their natural food that Alison has
in the plastic bottle, cotton-tops are pretty partial
to a good feed of mealworms. So we're gonna try
a couple of mealworms, see if they'll actually
take them out of my hand.

We're now gonna take a journey
down to the Amazon Basin and meet up with another tamarin, this one distinguished
by a rather large moustache - the emperor tamarin.

Their moustaches are amazing. Now, is there any other monkey
with a moustache like that? Not quite like this, and they were actually named after
Kaiser Wilhelm II. Look at that face! Goodness me.

And this one can see his reflection
in the lens of the camera.

Another vulnerable little monkey
is the pygmy marmoset, no bigger than your hand.

We thought the other ones were tiny. These are tiny. In fact, they are the smallest
monkey you can get in the world. They actually like to hide
behind the tree branch, and when you're trying to find
where they are, they'll just slightly
put their head around and it's like they're playing
peek-a-boo with you. You know, they're just so gentle. There's no, you know,
grab-it-and-run type of thing. They're really very gentle,
aren't they? They're gorgeous!

So we're in with what are called
'common marmosets', but they're anything but common because they're absolutely beautiful
to look at. They are. That's why sometimes
we like to call them 'white tufted-eared marmoset'
or a 'cotton-eared marmoset'. It takes away from the fact
that they're just...