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Live. Tonight - not alone. Norway's accused mass murderer

says he was working with right

wing extremists. America walks

a financial tight rope as

politicians go to the brink. perennial subject. The art Accomplished artist Accomplished

Accomplished artist and

world mourns Margaret Olley.

And Nathan who? A former

Canberra spin bowler the shock inclusion in squad.

Good evening. Welcome to ABC News. I'm Virginia Haussegger.

A court appearance by the man

accused of the Norway massacre has

has sent shockwaves around Europe. Anders Breivik told the judge

country being overrun by Muslim

immigrants. He said two other right-wing cells

right-wing cells were working

with him and they had links to

extremist groups elsewhere in Europe. Police say his claims

have little credibility but

will be investigated. Hundreds

gathered outside the courthouse

ahead of Anders Breivik's

appearance. But they weren't

permitted to go inside for the

hearing. The security risk was

considered too great. First there was the can feel a sense of rising

anger as people have gathered

here in their hundreds at the courtroom trying to get glimpse they blame for the courtroom trying to get of the

country's worst ever massacre. He to be protected.

Maybe some people here want to

take care of him. Just to see

the guy who wrecked my country.

Maybe I feel better afterwards,

I don't know. He didn't have

to wait long before Breivik

arrived, dressed in a red

jumper, flanked by police. Inside the courtroom, Breivik

and Europe from Muslim said he'd acted to save Norway

colonisation. He wanted to kill

as many from the Labour Party

as possible because they had

failed the nation on

immigration. As he was driven

away from the court, it emerged

the police now have a new line

of inquiry. Breivik told the

court there were two other

cells in his network, that

they'd met in London back in

2002. The people who helped in

the rescue walked through the

streets city centre. Crowds lined the

Finally there is some good news, the death toll from the

island has been revised down

from 86 to 68. Police say their priority was helping survivors,

and somehow in the confusion, the numbers didn't add up. It's

young still too many, the mainly

are just the beginning. People young faces on the front pages

know we're in deep grief. They

are still shocked. But we also

see a Norway which is very

unified and where people are standing really

sense of solidarity was

spectacularly reinforced as

over 200,000 people came

together in the city that had

been bombed just last Friday.

This too an act This too an act of defiance.

Against a man who sought

violent revolution, and

never before. instead, inspired unity as

America has exactly one week

to avoid default on its $14 trillion national

trillion national debt.

President Obama is no a deal with Republicans, despite weeks of negotiations.

A frustrated President went on

television today to appeal directly to the American

of holding the country to people. He accused Republicans

ransom and warned that failure

to strike a deal would spark a

deep economic crisis. With the

Republican House and Democrat Senate on a collision course, Barack Obama is warning of the

danger of the first US default

in history. Calling it a reckless and outcome. We'd risk sparking a

deep economic crisis. This one

caused almost entirely by

Washington. With the stakes so

had his high, the Republican speaker

reply. The President wanted a had his own televised

blank cheque six months ago blank cheque six months ago and

he wants a blank cheque today.

This is just not going to

happen. There are now dueling

proposals. Republicans want $3

trillion in spending cuts and

to debt ceiling votes, one now, the other during the 2012 believe it's a responsible presidential campaign. We

commonsense plan that meets our

obligations to the American

people and preserves the full

faith and credit the United

States Government. But it's

far from clear

leaders can hold their own

party room together. are blaming Conservative Tea party room together. Democrats

refusing to compromise. We Party backed hardliners for

shouldn't let these extremists

dictate the outcome of this debate. The Democrat alternative is a $2.7 trillion

one vote, lifting the legal deficit reduction

limit on borrowing beyond the

next election, but it includes savings from

savings from winding down wars

and no cuts to expensive

entitlement programs. The plan

is full of gimmicks. The row

is starting to weigh on US

stocks and Treasury bonds. The

International Monetary Fund is

calling on Congress to act

urgently. We're about to go

over the cliff. While the

now there's growing concern market is holding its nerve for

that any bandaid political fix

won't be enough to save

America's triple A credit rating. Here the Reserve Bank

Governor says the ongoing US

and European debt negotiations

are making people Glenn Stevens says the

blame for Australia's consumer uncertainty may be partly to

gloom. But he says there was

always going to be a shift in

behaviour from the unusually

high willingness to borrow and

spend. An international

financial crisis that envelopes

several major countries, that has excessive borrowing

a sequence of events which you

would think is pretty likely to

prompt a reassessment by

households of the the earlier trends. But the RBA chief says

noticeably in a less uncertain

world. She died doing what she

loved in the place she loved to paint. Margaret Olley was working on a solo exhibition

when she died at her Sydney

home, the subject of many her

paintings. She was 88. Margaret

Olley was renowned for her

elaborate still-life works, her colourful personality, and elaborate still-life works,

colourful personality, and her

generosity to the arts. A look

back now at the career of one

of our most loved artists.

Margaret Olley was the queen of

Australian painting. Just as happy at

happy at the easel or the

centre of attention as the

artist's subject. She was there

in early 2011 when her portrait

by Ben Quilty won The Archibald

Prize. He did ask me to pose naked won't I? And I thought no.

Margaret Olley was born in

Lismore in New South Wales on

24 June 1923. Her artistic

talent was nurtureed in

Brisbane and in her teens when

she attended Somerville House a

girls' boarding school. Her

first of more than 60

exhibitions was a 1948 at Sydney's Macquarie galleries.

That same year a portrait of

her by Dobell won The Archibald

Prize. Two major Sydney

place in Australia's art

history. She found beauty and

inspiration and humanity and longevity in the most humble

and familiar of subjects. But

art was just one aspect of her

fame. Margaret Olley, or Oll as

her friends called her, was a

generous benefactor, and a woman renowned for her

crackling wit. I think now I will say just one minute, I'm

not ready yet, I still have to do that painting. New South Wales Art Gallery director Edmund Capon was a recipient of her kindness. Most notably a cheque from a million cheque from a million dollars

towards the $16 million

purchase of a Paul Cezanne

painting. But there was a flip side to the smiling public face. Margaret Olley battled

depression, alcoholism and a

tilt at suicide. I thought I

was dying. I really wanted to

kill myself to

of it. The closest she came to

marriage was with her long-time

partner theatre director Sam Hughes. I'm a I hope I always remain a free

spirit, because being a free

spirit allows you to do whatever you want to do. She

had a spirit like no other.

She is survived by thousands of

her paintings, lavish gifts to a string of city and regional

galleries, and unforgettable

memories among friends and artists of an artists of an extraordinary

woman. A worker at the Bimberi

youth justice centre has been

charged with attempting to

supply drugs to a detainee.

Bimberi management raised the

alarm and contacted police just

weeks. It comes just days before the release of what's

expected to be a critical

report into the management of

the centre. It's been embroiled

in controversy with complaints

about violence and concerns

about staffing levels and guard was bashed. A 54-year-old man appeared in court on the

drug charge this morning and

the matter has been adjourned

to a later date. A man charged with bashing a with bashing a 41-year-old

Irish tourist in Civic early on

Sunday morning has aneared in

court. 18-year-old Daniel Byrne

was taken into custody last

night, after police viewed

security video footage of the

attack. Police will allege that

Byrne hilt the tourist in the

face, knocking him out and causing a severe head injury.

The victim was found

unconscious on the footpath is in a critical condition

after emergency surgery. Byrne

didn't enter a plea or apply

for bail. He has been remanded in custody until in custody until Friday. There

is a worrying and new development in the Hendra virus

outbreak in Queensland. For the

first time, a dog has caught

the virus from an ailing horse

that later died. The kelpie

from a property south west of

Brisbane will be put down. And

quarantine measures will now have dogs and cats.

Queensland Health says it's

an unprecedented situation. This This has changed our knowledge This has quite significantly,

This has changed quite significantly, in that

it's the first time that another species has been

infected. So we do need to work

that through and see what that

means. Authorities say the

family pet will have to be put down. You can imagine keeping a

dog alive that's potentially

got a virus that can infect the

family or affect people that

are dealing with it. So there's

a really high risk in actually keeping that dog keeping that dog alive. The

remaining horses and dogs on

the Mount Alford property are still being monitored but

authorities say showing any signs of illness.

The property owners are being

tested, too. I'm confident that

there's minimal risk to humans

from this particular from this particular dog,

because this dog hasn't had any

evidence that it's ex kreeted

the virus. No other dogs or

cats on the 12 properties currently under quarantine in

Queensland have tested positive

for the virus. But the State

Government says it's still

cause for concern. We need cause for concern. We need to

understand better what is

happening with this disease. It

is relatively unknown. And despite the scientific to date, there are continuing

developments that I think are

very worrying. An emergency

meeting of the New South Wales

and Queensland joint Hendra

task force has been called for


A landmark Federal Court

decision could pave the way for

stronger union involvement in

workplace bargaining. The

Federal Court has ruled invalid

the workplace agreement at the

Pilbara Iron other operations operated by Rio Tinto. There's speculation it could spark wider industrial unrest

throughout the mining industry.

Rio Tinto struck an agreement

with its Pilbara workers in

2008, without involvement. After such arrangements were banned by the federal Labor Party. The

construction mining and energy

union challenged Rio Tinto and the Full Bench of the Federal

Court has agreed that the agreement is invalid. It

appears to mean that a business can't negotiate direct

workplace agreements or

individual contracts with workers. But have a right workers. But that have a right to become involved. The decision involved. The decision leaves the mining industry in

uncertainty. Other miners like

BHP Billiton negotiated similar

agreements and could also agreements and could also face

challenges. The union says the

fight's about fairness, not money. This wasn't about pay,

this was about maintaining the

rights that employees have to

be represented. It was about

employees not losing conditions. The union also

rejects fears by the State

Government that the judgment

could lead to a repeat of unrest seen in 80, when unions caused havoc in

the Pilbara, and strike action

impacted on iron ore production. These companies

will lose their competitive edge. The business will go up. They will

have industrial action on a

regular basis. And it's not

just miners who will be

affected. Because all non-union

collective agreements are now under the spotlight. The real

damage will be done elsewhere

in Australia, if this flows on.

The mining companies can afford

to pay. Manufacturing companies Tinto says it's considering

appealing to the High Court. In

the meantime, employees will continue to receive the same pay and conditions. BHP Billiton says it's seeking

legal advice about how it will

be impacted by the Federal Court finding. The Commonwealth Ombudsman

has called for a shake-up of rules governing school

chaplains. Some parents have

complained about the conduct of government-funded chaplains and spreading unwelcome religious

doctrine to their children. The

ombudsman has found there are

no clear guidelines about the

role of chaplains. He recommends minimum qualifications for the job and

disciplinary action for those

who try to convert students. It

needs to be clarified. What are

the chaplains' activities that

are to be permitted and

encouraged? What are the

activities of counsellors and

other welfare workers? Let's

define those and spell it out

in language that ordinary

humans understand. The Schools

Minister says there are no major problems with the program but there is room for

improvement. A cattle property in the Red Centre is going

green. The station's been sold

to a sister company of RM

Williams but it's the Federal

Government forking out most of the money. Carbon credits will

be collected by growing native

vegetation and then selling the

credits to major polluters. But

a local Aboriginal leader says

the deal is is a

Station is in an arid area 130

kilometres south of al lings

springs. Decades of cattle

farming has left its mark. On a

waterhole like this there is trampling

tends to reduce so vegetation you would normally expect to

see down the side of a

river. In a landmark deal the

station has just sold for $13

million. It's been bought by RM Williams Agricultural Holdings, with the Federal Government

chipping in two-thirds of the

purchase price. The plan is to

sell carbon permits to Australia's biggest polluters.

The 17,000 head of cattle on

the property will go and the land will be good business. Restoring

land can be a market-based approach. have to simply rely on the

philanthropic. It's also

something with in these new

carbon markets, we can make the

dollars add up. But the sale

has angered some local

residents. Barry Abbott was a

nominee for senior Australian

of the Year for his work dealing with substance abusing teenagers. 12 years ago he wanted to

buy the station. Sol local

Aboriginal people are in favour

of the purchase, because it will restore the property's

native values. Behind me the

minister's meeting with one

local traditional owner Bruce

Braydon, who's in favour of the

purchase. We met with the Central Land

Central Land Council a year

ago. And we have been in consultation

consultation with them for a

year. It will be a year or two

before the first carbon permit

is sold. Other pastoralists will be watching

It was fast and furious and

at times out of the box. Today

the ACT Government held a community Cabinet meeting via

the social network Twitter. And

after a deluge of responses,

it's keen to do it again.

Ministers were all smiles as

they fired up their

laptops. Social media is here

to stay. Let's look at how we

can use it and improve our own processes and maybe even open up government. Today's community

Cabinet meeting on Twitter is

being as an Australian first.

It prompted more than 700

Tweets over an hour. I think

the word is fast and furious. It certainly was very

impressive to see how people

had an interest in the virtual

community Cabinet. Public

transport was a hot topic, with dozens of questions about bus

services, shelters and the

MyWay ticketing system. One

person asked about a sustainable transport system in

Canberra and the need for

options other than buses. chance of a decent pay rise for options other than buses. Any nurses, wrote another

participant. And there were

some surprises, including a novel suggestion for Lake

Burley Griffin. The Burley Griffin. The ACT needs more dolphins. Will the ACT

Government please assure the public they will be transported

to the lake?" Ha ha! I won't be

establishing a dolphin

monitoring group right away.

But there were plenty of

serious questions and some went

unanswered. Based on the level

of interest that we just had, I

think I can stand here and say

I would like to do it again. We

need to look at the format. More people are getting their news and source first. And so news and information from this source first. And so I think

it's important that government

tries to use these types of

avenues in

communicating. Canberrans can expect a more cutting-edge communication.

To finance now. The

Australian dollar has surged to

more than 109 US cents, in

response to the deadlock over America's debt

America's debt ceiling. The

local share market rose as well

in line with gains around Asia. First, US problem. This one shows the

history of the debt ceiling

since 1980. And I suppose the

thing that stands out is that

it increased most under each of the three Republican

Presidents. Reagan, Bush and

Bush. In each case, by about

100%, which is ironic since the Republicans are acting all

tough over it now. This tough over it now. This shows

US spending and receipts, each

as a percentage of GDP. It

shows that America has both a

spending problem and a tax problem. Spending is near the

highest ever, and revenue is near an have to near an all-time

have to change. And finally,

this gives a clear picture of the challenge ahead of them.

The orange bar is the average monthly

monthly deficit from now till

the end of the year. The bars are the top 5 spending items. Defence and five

categories of welfare. To close

the gap they'd have to stop all Defence spending and social security spending entirely. In

other words, if the debt ceiling is not increased there

will be a monster recession.

Which is why the US dollar is on

on the slippery slope right now

and why the Aussie dollar has shot shot up to 109 and a third US

cents which is the absolute

last thing we need.

The Canberra Raiders have

snatched a last minute victory at Canberra Stadium. Josh Dugan

chaseed a grubber kick to score

a match-winning try. It had

been 11 years since the Dragons

last tasted victory in

Canberra. Last night, that looked set to change. The red

and whites were on a roll while the Raiders were in a rut.

Canberra got their first points

courtesy of some un characteristically poor defence reigning premiers continued on their merry way, dominating the first half.

With the change

a change of fortune and while

some questionable decisions

frustrated the Raiders, they

only served to fuel the fire. Scores were levelled after

Blake Ferguson got over the

line, but in the final minutes

the match looked done when Jamie Soward

Jamie Soward got a vital point.

Trevor Thurling snapped his Achilles tendon in the chase to

charge down the kick. And with

one minute remaining the short

kick-off was an obvious option. When the When the Raiders won the ball

there was just one last

chance. Josh Dugan! Do you

believe in hoodoos? The upset

win is sure to lift spirits an injury riddled Raiders camp.

In Sydney's west, Panthers captain Petero Civoniceva announced today he will return

to the Brisbane Broncos next year. I thought it'd year. I thought it'd be great

to finish up there. And hang

the boots up in front of my

family and friends. Civoniceva

left Brisbane in 2007 to play in Penrith. He will now head back north as the turnover at

the Panthers continues.

A 23-year-old spinner who

plays for South Australia is

the shock inclusion in Australia's 15-man scad for

next month's tour of Sri Lanka.

Nathan Lyon has been included

on the back of some good form

for Australia A. Michael Clarke will captain the side which

includes other new faces. It was sealed with a

handshake on the Adelaide Oval.

The same venue Lyon worked as a grounds keeper before a call-up for last year's Big Bash. Confident in my own skill

set. I know that from

performing in the Big Bash in

Australia A and the Shield

last. It will definitely be a

looking forward to big challenge. Definitely big challenge.

some rare ability as a spin

bowler echt he hangs the ball in the air. We think in Sri

Lanka there is a chance of

playing two spinners. We really

like the mix of beer and a

right arm finger spinner. Phil

Hughes will hope with Shane

Watson in the wake of Simon

Katich's departure. To get back

in like this, it's a huge

achievement. I'm very grateful

and excited. England pushed

its case to become the No. 1

Test ranked nation overnight

with a 196 run win against with a


Ishant Sharma the last wicket

to fall. Australia's Alicia

Coutts had high hopes going

into Day 2 of the swim program at the World Championships in

Shanghai, but the 23-year-old

who won five gold at last

year's Commonwealth Games has

beaten in the 100 fly. Then she

was pipped in the 200 IM.

Stephanie Rice fourth. Matt target and Geoff Stephanie Rice finished

Heugill came second and third

respectively in the 50m butterfly. NBA player Patrick Mills has joined his Australian

team mates at camp in Brisbane. The Boomers play New Zealand in

a three game series next month for a spot at the Olympics. I

believe we have a legitimate

chance with the guys that we

have. Andrew Bogut won't be

part of the series because it's

too expensive to insure him

during the current NBA Now here's the weather. In Narrabunda yarn with the newsagent, Narrabunda today I was having a

discussing the swelling buds on the ornamental pair that's

growing outside his joint. No wonder they're swelling. Even though we still have another

month of winter to go, the top temperatures are starting to


south-east Patchy cloud over the

south-east which generated these showers is beginning to

break up. As is the cloud over

WA. And a strengthening south-east and so the top now moving through the

temperatures for the next few

days will gradually creep up to

that 16 I was talking about.

And in the State capitals tomorrow:

It's not only the buds that

bursting, so are the bulbs like

these beautiful smelling jonquils. They're gorgeous.

Thank you, Mark. That's the

news for now. Coming up on

7.30, a looming legal battle

over a drug that's linked to bizarre personality changes.

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