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.
ABC News -

View in ParlView

(generated from captions) This Program Is

Captioned Live. Tonight,

deadly force, Israeli troops

open fire on Syrian protests on the Golan Heights border. A

legal bid to use climate change

to stop a coal mine's

expansion. Raiders star Josh expansion. Raiders

Dugan ruled out of Origin 2 with an ankle injury. And farewell Big Jim. Hundreds

mourn the Canberra businessman

with the big heart. Good

evening, Craig Allen with ABC News. Syrian authorities say at

least 23 people were killed and

350 wounded when Israeli troops

opened fire on protesters

storming a border fence in occupied Golan Heights. The storming a border fence in the

protesters were marking the

which Israel captured the Golan anniversary of the 1967 war in

Heights from Syria. Israel says

it was merely defending its

borders as Middle East correspondent Ben Knight reports. For more than 40 years

this bord has largely been

quiet but now twice in the

space of three weeks Arabs have symbolically tried to enter

Israel and been stopped by the

Israeli army. Hundreds approached the border, trying

to cut through the wire. Some

threw fire bombs. Israeli

soldiers told them to stop, then opened fire. We verbally warned them. We shot warning

shots into the air. When this

failed, we had to direct some fire to their feet in order to try and protect our fence. Syrian media reported

more than 20 people had been

killed. It's the first time there have been such protests

to mark the anniversary of the

6-day war in 1967 when Israel

captured this territory from

Syria as well as the West Bank,

Gaza and east Israeli forces were on high

alert on all those borders.

Palestinians are also marching

on the walls of Jerusalem itself. This is the itself. This is the main of Jerusalem and the city of crossing point between

Ramallah. We're not being allowed through, the crossing

is in lock-down. We say on

this day that our lands were

occupied in 1967, that the land

is ours. Jerusalem is is ours. Jerusalem is ours. We

won't give up. That's our

right. It's hahighly likely the

demonstration on the Syrian

border was facilitated by the Syrian to divert attention from the

ongoing protests inside its own

borders. But it also appears

that uprisings like the one in Syria have inspired a new Syria have

energy for protest among

Palestinians and a new tactic, unarmed demonstrations designed Palestinians and a new tactic,

to put Israel and its army on

the spot. In one of the first

cases of its type in Australia,

climate change is being used as

a legal argument to prevent the

expansion of a coal mine. operation near Mudgee in NSW is owned

owned by mining giant XStrata

and has already won planning approval to double its production but opponents are challenging the decision,

saying it goes against Australia's commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Karl Hoerr reports

on what's being touted as a landmark case

landmark case against coal mine

expansion. A small protest group for a case that could

coal! We have increasingly have big implications. No new

cost robust evidence that the total

be enormous. Mining operations different scenarios with will

have long been fought on local environmental grounds. This time the argument goes well beyond one beyond one region. A Hunter

environment group says the Ulan

mine's expansion should be

stopped because it will make

climate change worse. It's multinationals the size of

XStrata who have the resources

to become responsible global

citizens and could be investing

in other industries. The plan to consolidate current

operations would apply for the

production would go from 10 next 20

million tons a year to 20

million. Critics say over the

life of the agreement 575

million tons of carbon pollution Expert evidence will be pollution will be created.

presented on the total volume of carbon dioxide emissions

from the coal and the true cost

of this at a global level. Bev

Smiles says the expansion was

previous NSW Government. That given the go-ahead by the

the same time we've had two

other major very large mines next door to it so we're

looking at cumulative impact

now. If the court approves the

expansion, opponents hope at

least conditions will be imposed so the impact of the

plan is reduced but lawyers for

the mine's owner XStrata say if

the court demands offsets for

the project it would be guessing about Australia's future climate change policy.

The company says the approval

given was based on more stringent environmental

conditions including air

quality and emissions. The final Murray-Darling may be in doubt with new modelling showing the accepted

water flow figures are inaccurate. A study published

in an international journal

says the impact of irrigation and dams hasn't been taken into

account and billions of litres

of water that was thought to be flowing through the

Murray-Darling may not exist.

Sarah Clarke reports from

Macquarie marshes in north-west

NSW. Good summer rain followed

by autumn falls has given the

Macquarie marshes the best

drink it's had in years. reached the areas that hadn't

been flooded for 20, 30

years. It may be lush now but

new modelling shows the water

flows filling the have been overestimated and

dams and water diversions like irrigation have removed more water than the Government's

modelling indicates. The

result is that the amount of

water that the plan is saying

to the Macquarie marshes that

gets there is a lot more than

we actually think gets out on

to the flood plain. The

difference is 16% less water.

That has obvious implications for the Government's final water-sharing plan. If we

want to make this major

decision then we

revisit it in another 10 years

time because we've had - we've underestimated how bad things

were. These are the first

independent assessments of the modelling anywhere in the basin

and while it focuses on the

Macquarie marshes, it could have implications across the

Murray-Darling system.

Irrigators say it can't be all about the science. about the science. There

ultimately has to be a judgment

call by the call by the MDBA and again by the elected politicians at the end of the day. But graziers

living on the marshes say the

decisions made now will determine the future

the basin. It's not just irrigators, there's other

people in the landscape.

There's people that live along

the rivers that have for 200

years and it's important that they get a fair hearing and they're included in the debate. The Murray-Darling

Basin authority is expected to

unveil its final carve had up

of water next month. An inquest

has heard the horse-riding

industry is responsible for

more injuries and deaths than

football or motor racing but is still largely unregulated. 18-year-old trainee jillaroo

Sarah Waugh died after being

thrown from a former racehorse.

It was being used to teach

teenagers on a TAFE course. Phillipa McDonald reports.

This is Dargo. These images

capture the final minutes of

Sarah Waugh's life. She somehow thrown from the horse,

possibly caught in a stirrup

and broke her neck, dying instantly. At

instantly. At 18, Sarah Waugh

had been on a gap year and was

learning to be a jillaroo at the Dubbo TAFE. The horse she

was given for her training was

a 4-year-old formerhorse which

had run its last race just weeks before - former

racehorse. Bill Aldridge was

also on the course. He teld the

inquest how Ms Waugh had tried

to control and horse and to control and horse and she

screamed, "I can't pull it up." Counsel assisting the Donna Ward asked, "Ever seen a horse go so fast before?" To

which he replied, "Only at the

races and that." Mr Aldridge

agreed with Waugh had disappeared several hundred metres up a straight

lane in a big cloud of dirt and

then he saw the horse with no

rider. Sarah wasn't a beginner rider but she was a very

inexperienceded rider so the horse you're on needs to suit

your purpose. Another student

on the TAFE course was thrown

from the same horse days before but

but escaped injury. assisting the Coroner Donna Ward has told the inquest horse-riding is more dangerous than

than football and motor racing,

yet the industry is largely unregulated and that inquest will focus on matching

horses to riders and the use of appropriate appropriate equipment. Sarah Waugh's parents are callinging

for the introduction of toe

stoppers in horse riding

training. They say in the event

of an accident , riders' feet

don't get stuck in the stirrups

and there's less chance they'll

die from a broken neck. A small

step but an important one,

that's how cancer specialists

are describing two new drugs

being used to treat advanced melanoma. Results of the two

trials have just been released

at a cancer conference in the

United States. When it comes to

treating cancer, targeted

therapy is the latest weapon in

the doctors armoury and the

latest patients to benefit are

those with melanoma. A new drug

targets mutations in the cells

of cancer patients. This is

going to be a revolutionary way

to treat

In a study of more than 600

patients, the drug reduceded

the risk of death by more than

60%. We have tears of 60%. We have tears of joy in clinic when we have a patient

who's really sick from melanoma

and we've enrolled them on the

clinical trials and in 72 hours

they're better. This is

unbelievable. Corky Corcoran was diagnoseded with melanoma

which had spread to his organs.

Given a few months to live, he's been taking the

experimental medication. This drug, if it continues to work

the way it is working, it is fantastic. Doctors are also

optimistic about another

melanoma drug called Yervoy. It boosts the body's immune system

to fight cancer. A study of

more than 500 patients found

that giving the new drug along

with chemotherapy helped

patients live on average two

months longer than those just

given chemotherapy. Cancer experts say while both drugs

were effective they had serious

side effects including hair

loss and joint pain. are a long way from a cure.

Until today we haven't had any treatments of prolonged survival in melanoma

effectively as well yet so it

might be a small step but it's certainly certainly a very promising step. A trial combining both new drugs is also being

planned. Bean sprouts from a

German farm are the likely

cause of the deadly E. Coli outbreak that started in Europe

three weeks ago. Investigators

have traced the rare toxic

strain of bacteria to sprouts at

at an organic farm in the north of of Germany. The farm has been shut down and all of its

produce recalled. Health

facilities in the closest city,

Hamburg, are struggling to cope

with the number of victims. with the number of victims. Fw people have died and more than

- 22 people have died and more

than 2000 have become ill from

the deadliest E. Coli outbreak

on record. The bodies of two

Australian soldiers killed in Afghanistan last week have

completed their long journey

home. An Air Force transport

plane touched down in Melbourne

this afternoon, carrying the

bodies of 25-year-old Julia and

Ken Yonetani and Lieutenant Marcus Case. Their

caskets were taken from the

plane to a nearby hangar where family members were waiting.

The two men died on the same

day in separate incidents.

Their funerals will be held later

later this week. They came from all walks of life to honour a man celebrated for his passion,

generosity and modesty.

Canberra wine much xnt philanthropist Jim Murphy died

last week. His funeral attracted one of congregations seen in the

capital in recent years. Adrian

Frances reports. In life he was

renowned for filling the room

and in death he more than filled the pews. James Francis

Murphy, AM. Officially known to many of

many of us as just Big Jim. It

was standing room only for many

of the more than 1,000 attending Jim Murphy's funeral.

Mr Murphy died of a heart

attack while recovering

cancer surgery. He was 63. It

was always an honour to be your

son...you made us proud of your achievements and appreciative

of the opportunities you gave

us...there is now a void in our

lives that cannot be filled.

You will aus be in my heart and

my love for you will be

ever-lasting and I know one day I will be with you again. The youngest of eight children, Jim

Murphy grew up in Boorowa to an Irish Catholic family. He was

lured to Canberra to play

football more than 40 years ago but

but he made his name in business, becoming one of

Australia's largest independent

wine muchunts. A prominent Liberal Party fundraiser and

Raiders bord member, Jim Murphy

was a tireless promoter of

Canberra. I have never met a

man who had more fingers in

more pies than Jim. But the

shrewd businessman was devoted man of faith who gave generously and quietly, supporting a legion of

charities and nose in need. His

His life was about something greater,

greater, to love his

and to do this and of course he

did it in a very inconspicuous

way. A husband, a father, a

leader and a great bloke. He

will be missed. The body of a

Canberra man missing in the United States for almost a month has been found in the

Mississippi river. The 32-year-old Alex Beddows was holidaying in New Orleans with his father when he The Canberra DJ and public

servant was last seen on

security vision leaving a ferry

terminal on May 7. Late last week his body was recovered

from the swollen Mississippi river. Police believe he may

have accidentally fallen in on

his way back to his hotel. His

family will fly to the US this

week to bring them home. Ritual murder, a thriving trade in human bodies and police accused

of looking the other way, those

are the macabre allegations

being levelled at authorities

in South Africa where in South Africa where body

parts are used in traditional

medicine known as muti. Africa correspondent Ginny Stein

reports from Tlokweng. The

people of Tlokweng, a remote village in South Africa's far

north, are demanding answers.

Our people have died. We know

most of them. Up until today

no-one's faceded justice. They fear there is a serial killer in their midst. One who murders

for human body parts. I think

this guy is almost the 13th or

14th guy in 14th guy in this village. Selinah Moloi is angry at the failure of authorities

to investigate the death of her 24-year-old son, Thabiso. What

makes me feel so bad is our

police, why don't they do the job? Thabiso Moloi' family

don't know how he died don't know how he died or why. They want answers, not just for themselves. They guy has to rest

rest in peace. We just need to

know his killer. How many people die each year people die each year in ritual

killings is not known. Police

don't keep statistics but in

2001 police did reveal almost

2,500 people were caught in

possession of human body parts. A traditional healers are seen

as powerful people. The majority rely on herbs and animal parts but not all. They want to make money so they have

to help people make money so

they can get some back so they

are just greedy and they have

got the talent and they've got the gift but they're using it in the wrong way. In South

Africa, most muti murders go unreported but unreported but getting

authorities to take action

remains equally challenging. To

finance now and the local share

market fell again today after weaker-than-expected employment

figures in the US and in spite

of progress bail-out deal for Greece.

Here's Alan Kohler. The US

employment report for May did

nothing to remove the feeling

that the economy there is flagging so Wall Street fell

again and there had already

been another drop in Europe

even though Greek shares soared

4.5% as they edge towards a new

bail-out package to replace the

110 billion-Euro one. Greeks are protesting in the streets but a graph comparing US job recessions since World War II.

It was and still is by far the worst employment recession for 60 years. There's a bit of

employment weakness here as

well. Today we saw job

advertisements counted by ANZ bank's economists every bank's economists every month.

In May, their index fell 6.5%.

It was the second monthly fall but as you can see, job ads

have been softening for a

while. As a result, the odds on

a rate hike Reserve Bank board meeting have

blown out to $7.15 according to

Centrebet with the odds on no

change coming in from $1.20 to

1.03. The All Ordinaries fell a

third of 1% with Qantas

producing the biggest fall

among the leaders, down 3.7%

after the company said the fuel

surcharges they've put on so

far haven't covered the extra

cost of the fuel. Mining

leaders full although mineral

sanledz miner Iluka jumped 7%

after getting an increase on

prices through and the banks

mostly went up. The US dollar was weak so the Aussie dollar is up to 107.5 US cents. That's

finance. Rafael Nadal has made

it 6 of the best at the French

Open with a 4-set win over

Roger Federer in this morning's

final. The Spaniard has now equalled Bjorn Borg's record at

Roland gar osand at just 25 he

has plenty of time to go one

better. On the surface the king

had reigned supreme. But it was

a moment to savour as much for

its emotion as it was for its

histor ical significance.

Rafael Nadal has now left an

eternal mark on the red dirt of

Roland Garros. A sixth French

Open crown, his 10th Grand Slam

overall, two days after his

25th birthday. It is a big personal satisfaction to win

the tournament, especially when you have started without playing fans had witnessed another chapter in a storied rivalry which is beginning to transcend

the sport and perhaps sport

itself. People don't

understand how Rafa was able to

win the tournament of the

shocking start he had. He plays

better against the better ones

and that's what he showed

today. It was their 8th Grand

Slam final meeting, their 5th

foray on the final day of the

French. Despite the forecasts,

sun prevailed, as did Federer early on but Nadal's desperation to keep points going would see the momentum shift. The first set decided in

just over an hour. There it is. Rain came in the second and

with it a brief delay in play

but upon resumption Nadal but upon resumption Nadal went

to a 2 sets to love lead, taking the tie-breaker 7-3.

Federer's tunasy reared in the

third, rallying to force Nadal

in the 4th. Rafael Nadal the

champion and still the world

number one after a final ranked high on the all-time list. Australia's Casey Stoner has overcome challenging conditions

to win the Catalunya Grand

Prix. The Honda rider started second on the grid but second on the grid but took the lead on the first lap from front-runner, Spain's Jorge

Lorenzo. The win leaves stoner just seven championship points behind the defending world

titleholder. I didn't really

know what pace to run. I didn't

know what pace to run. I didn't know how bad the conditions

were so I matched myself to the people behind and it seemed work. The next round will be at Silverstone this weekend.

He's only just got back on the

field but Raiders play-maker

Terry Campese is out of action

for up to six weeks after straining his groin in

yesterday's loss to the Cowboys. Campese was absent from today's pool recovery

session. His comeback after

nine months off with a knee

injury lasted just 8 minutes.

Scan tomorrow will reveal the severity of the strain. Best

week of my life leading up to

it. Excited to play, watching

the boys come the boys come to a - start playing awesome football and then that to happen. Campese is

lm certain to miss Canberra's match against the Brisbane Broncos on Sunday. And the

Raiders injury problems don't

end there. Fullback Josh Dugan

has been ruled out of the NSW

team for next week's second

Origin game against Queensland. Scans have revealed ankleal

damage which will keep Dugan

out olfootball for up to five weeks. Anthony Minichiello has been brought into the squad

after being named as a stand-by. John Hayes

stand-by. John Hayes Bell

reports. The initial word from the the nation's capital was

optimistic. It's feeling a lot

better than yesterday. I can

put a fair bit of weight on it. But Josh

it. But Josh Dugan was speaking

before having his ankle scanned. Three hours later the

damage was confirmed. An

awkward fall in a tackle

against the Cowboys will keep

Dugan out of the game for at

least three weeks. Coach Ricky

Stuart said he wanted to keep

his narrowly beaten squad his narrowly beaten squad from

Origin 1 in tact. Today it was

hard to spot the survivors from the Lang Park loss. Manly

teenager Hopoate will walk away from rugby league at the end of

this season to become a Mormon

missionary but for now, after

just 15 NRL games, he has another calling. another calling. I grew up

watching - sorry, mate - watching Gasnier and that play

in the Origin and to be playing

alongside them now in Origin,

yeah, wow. He's a young boy

who is an extremely talented, gifted footballer and it will

be exciting for him. William

Hopoate can team up Hopoate can team up with the recalled and slightly more experienced Jarryd Hayne. Obviously very excited and enjoy the week and

preparation. The fresh faces

are complimented by older heads including Panther Luke Lewis. We want to get the trophy back

to the State. If I wasn't here I'd still want the boys to do

it and now I've got the

opportunity to get out in the

field and try and put my best

forward to help achieve that is

a massive honour. In a further

setback to the Blues camp, John

Cartwright has walked out as assistant coach to concentrate on his

on his job at the struggling Gold Coast Titans. The Queensland squad week's Olympic stadium natch

will be named tomorrow.

Americans are dubbing her the petite Picasso, the abstract

works of 4-year-old Melbourne girl Aelita Andre are wowing

them in New York, so much so she's even had her first

gallery showing. Welcome for

you to come to my space.

Hurrah! Aelita's been playing

with paint since she was 11 months old. The critics raving, comparing her to

Jackson Pollock and Picasso. What's interesting about her

work is I find it's abstract expressionism but she's also surrealist. She surrealist. She is completely

and utterly innocent with an

innocent eye almost coming to a

canvas so I'm looking at it from the opposite side and

thinking let's see what she

does. I'm so curious to see

what somebody in that position

produces. It's all fun and

games for New York's latest

artistic discovery but certainly wasn't child's play for an art lover in Hong Kong

who last year paid $24,000 for

an Aelita original. Now anyone

can paint but not everyone can deliver the weather quite like

Mark Carmody. Thanks, Craig. I

can't paint and good evening.

After a minimum of 2, the top

temperature reached the dizzy

heights of 12 and for a while

there it was looking like we wouldn't even make double

figures.

Cloud is streaming across

the centre of Australia and

this is producing rain but it's the speckle cloud west of Tasmania that will have us

searching for that warm gear. Because it's associated with a

cold front with a trough and move over our

region in the next 48 hours,

resulting in frost, showers, strong winds and possible snow down

A good winter flowering

shrub for the garden is this

dinky di Aussie native. Before

we go, a brief recap of our top stories - Israeli troops for

killed at least 20 Syrians on the

the disputed border at the

Golan Heights. Hundreds of

Syrian protesters had stormed a

border fence as they marked the

anniversary of anniversary of the 6-day war.

And in a landmark case, climate change is being used as a legal

argument to stop the expansion

of an XStrata-owned coal mine.

And that's the news for now.

You can keep up to date 24 hours a day on ABC News online.

Stay with us now for 7:30 with

Leigh Sales and Chris Uhlmann.

Thanks for your company. Goodnight. Closed Captions by CSI There is clearly bring in a moratorium

tonight. The northern part of

Australia would come into great

difficulty when it comes to

cattle production. The small

South Australian town grappling

with an immigration detention

centre in its midst, and 7.30's

bid to get inside. Apparently, Australian Australian detention facilities

are less open and transparent than the most notorious prison

on the planet. And the most dangerous place on degree temperature with 60 pounds of gear or more on your

back, you will want to know why

the hell you're here.