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abuse claims for decades.The Reserve Bank keeps interest rates at a record low for the fourth straight month. On Grandstand - the Socceroos rule out a boycott of their World Cup qualifier and Matt Elliott wraps the latest NRL news. Good evening, Eliza Harvey with ABC News. The Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says Fairfax and parts of the ABC are trying to bring down the Government. It echoes a complaint made by the former Rudd and Gillard governments against News Limited papers but most of the chatter inside the Abbott Government is borne from disquiet over a long line of missteps. Here is Chris Uhlmann. Perhaps it is the fog of war that means politicians can't see themselves as others do.The contrast between this Government and the Labor Party couldn't be clearer.But as the PM ducks questions about cabinet leaks.People in this building love insider gossip.It is the similarities between Tony Abbott's Government and the last two that are eerie. How do you get to a point where the Government's woes are daily fare? You could begin with ironclad pre-election pledges.There will be no carbon tax under the Government I lead.No cuts to education. No cuts to health.Then talk a lot about distant Budget surplusses.A surplus in 2016/17.A surplus of 1% of GDP by 2023/24.Know Hockey will negative deliver a surplus Budget.Try the impossible.Our laws don't change anything at all about front pages like that.And then retreat.We haven't been able to get everything through.The copayment is dead, buried and cremated.Announce breathtakingly bad policy.Knighthoods in the order of Australia to Prince Phillip.Do a bad sales job.We are us.People do have a right to be bigots.Call on ministers to behave.Unless we are playing as a team, we aren't getting the message across.If people want to play mischief you know what happens.And when all else fails, blame the Telegraph' is
media.The 'The Daily Telegraph' is interested in distorting the debate, purely intended to try and get rid of the Government.There is a huge Moe by Fairfax at the moment to try and bring the Government down.Along the way, ignore really good advice.If you want a
better coverage you have to be a better Government. Media outlets have every right to criticise a bad Government and this one has been a shocker.We know how the Rudd Gillard story but this Government still has time to choose its future and that could start with a stocktake of who is actually responsible for its troubles. Hungary has shut down its main railway line tonight, leaving hundreds stranded as western
they try to make their way to western Europe. It follows the biggest daily influx of refugees to arrive in the capital since the migrant crisis began. Hungary allowed nearly 4,000 people to travel without EU visas.A memorial in the Austrian capital, held for the 71 people who didn't make it to a new life in Europe.Their bodies were found last week in a truck abandoned by people smugglers at the border. Thousands also poured onto the streets of Vienna in a show of support for those who continue to flee towards the continent. Say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here. Despite a crackdown at the border, thousands are still on the move. Many, like these migrants in Budapest station, have Germany in their sights. The German leader again took a hard-line on those who say the refugees are not welcome.TRANSLATION: What bothers me is that we are seeing this hatred, this atmosphere in our country and my response to it is emphatic, a clear line must be drawn, there can be no excuses, nothing at all can justify such behaviour.On Hungary's border with Serbia, a 4m high fence continues to go up to the disgust of some of its Europe partners.TRANSLATION: Our responsibility is to ensure that the right to asylum is respected everywhere. We can't get out of it with barbed wire fences.Tens of thousands have made that journey through Europe already this year and a barbed wire fence won't stop this great migration. AFP journalist Peter Caletti joins us on the phone from happening now?
Budapest now. What is actually happening now? I can see hundreds of migrants. They appear to be mostly Syrian people. They are chanting "Let us go to Germany". They are chanting the name of chancellor Merkel. They are holding train tickets above hair heads and some are holding young children above them. What happened was the police early this morning stopped them getting on trains. They are going to Munich and Vienna. Yesterday, in a surprise move, the police disappeared from the station. For weeks they had been stopping people, even if they had valid international tickets to get on the train. A makeshift refugee camp had been building up outside Budapest's two main stations and until yesterday, they weren't being let on the trains. Yesterday was a surprise turn of events and everybody here thought they would be able to go to Vienna and to Munich and Berlin and Hamburg and other German cities which is where they want to go. None of these people want to stay here in Hungary. The police are standing in front of the station and you can hear people chanting "Let us go" and people don't know why Hungary decided to let them go yesterday and why they decided to stop them going today. A lot of confusion and chaos.It sounds like a distressing scene. Where are they being told back to go? To the camps that you mentioned? There is, right outside the train station, less than 100m there is an impromptu residential camp which has been getting bigger over the last few months. Getting much bigger in walking
the last week. Commuters are walking past these people. It is actually part of the rail site. Some of the people who didn't get on the train this morning went back to the so-called transit zone but a large amount of people who you can hear are right outside the train station with the police back
line blocking them from getting back into the train station. It is a volatile situation and it is unclear what will happen next.Have authorities said anything to you about what has prompted this or when they might reopen the station? The authorities have been quiet. They haven't made any statements and nobody actually knows why the two decisions were made, firstly yesterday to let them go and today to prevent them going. Confusion is raining. I spoke to a policeman who said I don't know what is going on but I have orders to stop people going into the station. He said if everybody went out in an orderly fashion, then perhaps they can go back in in an train
orderly fashion and get on a train if they have a ticket and the necessary travel documents. This is the problem, these people, while they have tickets, only some have passports. They have travelled a long way, most from Syria, many without travel documents, IDs and passports and this is a problem.Peter Murphy, thanks for that update. Pregnant mothers celebrate the creation of the world's first fallopian tube bank at a Sydney hospital, still to come. Plut cable ties, ugly masks and umbrellas, researchers reveal the secrets to warding off magpie attacks. And Jarryd Hayne moves a step closer to realising his NFL dream. More on that later in Grandstand. The child abuse Royal Commission has heard head abuse
masters covered up child sexual abuse and protected perpetrators at Geelong grammar. It has emerged dozens of students were sexually assaulted over six decades up until 2007. One offender, a school chaplain, used hypnotism to lure his victims. Robert Llewellyn-Jones was subjected to years of bullying and witnessed sexual abuse amongst students at Geelong grammar but most frightening of all was the
league locked in a room with the school chaplain, the late Reverend John Davison.He said I would find it easier if I relaxed and drew a watch from his trouser pocket and started to swing it in front of me at eye level.The commission heard after trying to hypnotise his victim the Reverend struck.Suddenly his hand was on my upper thigh and I yelled at him to stop.The Royal Commission was told complaints of sexual abuse at Geelong grammar stretched back at least 47 years, from the late 50s to 2007. Today 10 perpetrators were named, one offender alone had 41 victims. Some of the assaults took place at Timbertop, a campus in the Victorian Alps that at one time educated Prince Charles.Employees of Geelong grammar, including very senior staff, knew about a number of allegations of sexual abuse at the school.One of the victims, who can't be named, says the current administration showed little compassion when he recently reported sexual abuse that occurred in the 60s. He pointed the finger at greelg grammar principal Stephen Meeks saying his response was guarded and dismissive. Past administrators had failed to stamp out what was described as the school's subculture of brutality.The nonresponse by the school to incidents of peer on peer bullying and abuse set up everything else that eventually resulted in the sexual abuse that happened to me.The hearing will continue for the next fortnight. A Queensland mother who suffered burns in a unit fire south of Brisbane has died. 30-year-old Crystal Cartledge was placed on life support in a hospital on Sunday night. Her 3-year-old son died in the blaze.Police returned to the unit to look for clues that might explain how the fire started. Friends and strangers touched by the tragedy left gifts and messages of sympathy and support.I led a teddy bear, piece of my heart. Natasha Green studied with mother of five Crystal Cartledge who suffered burns to 90% of her body in the blaze.Outgoing, the life of the party. She would do anything for anybody.The 30-year-old was placed on life support but died this afternoon. A relative posted condolences on Facebook saying "I lover you like a sister and I have been praying for you since I heard. Go home to the lord now precious girl, you will forever leave a hole in our lives". While neighbours helped rescue Ms Cartledge's partner Tom Berie and two of her thirn, they couldn't save her 3-year-old son Baileigh.The neighbours were heroic but it has touched a lot of people.The Logan house fire support network is now raising money for two funerals.Probably $11,000 at the moment.Crystal Cartledge's former business college is also raising money for the family. A spokeswoman said everyone at the Evocca College in Beenleigh is shocked and saddened by what has happened. So is the community. It is the second fatal house fire in the Logan area in recent months. Victoria's worst sex offenders would have their right to bail revoked under sweeping changes to be introduced by the State Government. The legislation aims to close legal loopholes that contributed to the murder of schoolgirl Masa Vukotic. The murder of Masa Vukotic exposed disastrous failings in the management of a serial, violent sex offender.We owe it to that family to look them in the eye and say we will learn from their pain.Sean Price had a decade long history of raping and attacking women and was under a supervision order and on bail when he killed the 17-year-old.I do believe we have the balance wrong and the balance is far more with the serious sex offender and it should be with keeping the community safe.The new legislation proposes a presumption against bail for serious sex offenders, requiring them to justify their release, as well as greater monitoring powers for police who could direct offenders who take drug and alcohol tests. Detectives will work with corrections officers in a new unit to keep tabs on offenders.It should be expanded to all serious offenders in relation to violence. It is a sentiment backed by Noelle Dickson who has been campaigning for reform since the murder of her daughter Sarah Cafferkey.It should be across the board. It is not just sex offenders committing these horrific crimes.The Government is promising further changes, including expanding a facility in Ararat to house some of the 44 former prisoners currently on supervision orders.I do believe that there are too many of these serious sex offenders Government
in the Victorian community.The Government has indicated it is prepared to intervene in the case of Adrian Bayley who has been refused legal aid funding to appeal against his 43-year sentence for the murder of Jill Meagher. The Premier says the Government may join legal aid in defending its decision in court to ensure bay bay is denied public funding for his appeal.A fire which started in rubbish spread to a nearby martial art academy in Adelaide. Firefighters used a nearby hotel to gain access to the blaze. It is estimated up to 1,000 people were evacuated from nearby businesses.There was all this smoke coming out the top of it. Then the fire brigade came here and it was getting hectic and black. Then they started to spray it and then there was an asbestos warning.No-one was injured in the fire. What remains of the three storey building will now be demolished. Four expectant mums, for the mums an ectopic is an extremely dangerous pregnancy. In some cases this requires emergency surgery. Scientists at the university of NSW are working with the royal hospital for women, creating the world's first fallopian tube bank to research the condition.Bringing home baby Kenzy was a dream come true for Fiona Patterson who suffered an ectopic 18 months ago.It was stressful, really sad. They were very worried that it would rupture or something would happen to me through the night.Now women who experience an ectopic pregnancy are helping researchers by donating the damaged fallopian tubes that are removed during life saving surgery and would otherwise be treated as medical waste.Only when the surgery is agreed, we ask her for consent to have the tube which would be otherwise looked at and thrown away.The tissue and blood samples are kept at a bio bank at Randwick. So far nearly 60 women have taken part in this research which scientists hope will help determine what causes ectopic pregnancy and shed light on other conditions including pre-eclampsia and cancer. In pregnant women, the placenta invades the womb or in this case the fallopian tubes.You have tissue invasion which cancer does that. There is a parallel that lets you look at how tissue invasion works and how to control it that we can use to ask questions about how cancer tissue invades.Ectopic pregnancies kill two to three women in Australia each year and those who have had one are at greater risk of one happening again. Fiona welcomes the bio bank and saying having a healthy baby is a miracle.It is beautiful. The service is only available at Sydney's royal hospital for women but researchers say this project could one day save little lives worldwide. Spring is swooping in and so are the magpies. It turns out some people get swooped more than others. Scientists have discovered the birds are able to tell the difference between people they see each day and they are targeting those who disturb them the most.Spring is magpie nesting season and some of these birds are about to turn nasty. Researchers deliberately stood under magpie nests to provoke the birds and years later the same magpies are attacking the same people.You could have 100 people walking past the nest and only one person every day, the same person gets attacked. We did that repeatedly. They can distinguish and discriminate between people.Magpies are smarter than we think and if you upset them they hold a grudge.They would hammer that person but only that person. They wouldn't take any notice of everybody else in the area. They remember this for up to five years.Most magpie attacks don't involve serious injury but bike riders are often hurt.The worse I have seen is eye damage but also broken bones and abrasions from people coming off because they have lost control.They swoop from above and when they attack it can be terrifying.It came charging down at me. I was on my bike.I panicked and tried to whack it and it ended up flying away.It is estimated 10% of magpies will attack males
people and it is always the males who are protecting their nest. Experts say if you are advice
being attacked by a magpie, the advice is to stay calm and move away as swiftly as possible and avoid the area. There has been a breakthrough in the hunt for the Bangkok bombers with a second arrest by Thai police. It is believed the man arrested today is the person in the yellow T-shirt seen in CCTV vision placing a backpack at the Erawan Shrine two weeks ago. The Thai PM said trying
the suspect was arrested while trying to cross the border into Cambodia. 20 people were killed in the blast and four arrest warrants have been issued. Violence has broken out in the Ukrainian capital Kiev after a parliamentary vote on autonomy for the rebel-held east. A police officer was killed and more than 100 were injured in the clashes. tensions spilled into violence when nationalists attacked police. The officers were protecting parliament where politicians voted on a controversial bill to give more power to separatist regions in the east. At least one grenade was thrown at police. The results were devastating. More than 100 people were injured and one National Guard member was killed.TRANSLATION: That was anti-Ukrainian action and all who organised it, the representatives of all political movements, without any exclusion have to bear strict responsibility.The demonstrators say they can't accept giving concessions to Russia, even for the sake of peace in the Donbass region in the east.TRANSLATION: The law means an open border with Russia and full restoration of the Donbass infrastructure. I have a big question why young patriots in the centre, east and west of Ukraine must feed old separatists in Donbass? Autonomy for separatist regions is a key part of the February peace plan, the war in eastern Ukraine has claimed nearly 7,000 lives since it began last year. Today's vote in parliament was the first step in changing the status of the rebel regions but the bill will be up for another vote later this year and it will then require two-thirds majority to pass.If today is any indication, this reform will be a major challenge for the Government and the nation. The United Nations has confirmed that another ancient temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra has been destroyed. Satellite images show the temple of Bel that stood for 2000 years has been reduced to rubble. Bel was considered to be one of the most important ancient build engines the carried
Middle East. Islamic State has carried out a campaign of destruction against treasured historical sites in Iraq and Syria. IS militants destroyed Palmyra
the Baal Shamin temple at Palmyra after seizing control of the region in May.An Australian journalist has been acquitted in a Thai court on charges of defamation and breaching the computer Crimes Act which could have landed him seven years in jail former 'The Age' editor Alan Morrison and his Thai colleague were accused of publishing a report implicating the royal Thai navy in a people smuggling operation. The judge found they had merely replicated information from a Reuters report.It is an important result for Thai media and for the media in general really. It says a lot about freedom and it speaks to the maturity of the relationship that should develop between the military and media in future.The pair web
will continue to run their news web site in Phuket. A group of brown bears have been trapped in their cages by flood waters at a zoo in Russia. Several of the animals drowned after a river bursts its banks and flood water inundated the private zoo in the city of Ussuriysk. Workers struggled to get food to the surviving bears, stranded in their half submerged cages. It has become a hot political issue in Russia after the zoo's owner said the animals could stay put until the water receded. The President's envoy has ordered their evacuation and said those responsibility would be brought to justice. The Reserve Bank left interest rates on hold citing the weakening Chinese economy. No-one expected a rate cut today so all the focus was on the statement. There was nothing in it to suggest that the RBA would ever change the cash rate from 2%, not ever. The only was a nod to softening conditions in China. The moderate expansion here continues with spare capacity for some time yet, no inflationary pressures, no need to hike or cut. The PMI came out today, down again. That seems to have been the cause of a horrible performance on the local share market today. Steady at the opening and it fell away all day to close 2% lower with big falls among resources stocks, banks and financials and Woolworths had a shocker today. The All Ordinaries index is back to a 2-year low but the Australian market has arguably been in a bare market for 10 years, in real terms it is below where it was in 2005. Economic news today included exports in the June quarter down 3.3% because of a big drop in sales of resources. That resulted in net exports detracting from the GDP offset
due out tomorrow. That has been or
offset in an increase in public or Government demand, mainly because of defence spending. Housing approvals for July came apartments
out today. A big increase in apartments but fall in houses. The

Time for the weather with Graham Creed now.A severe in
thunderstorm warning is still in place for SA. There is the potential that this band of storms spreading from the north-west pastoral through to damaging
the west coast could bring damaging wind gusts. We have already seen some in and around Ceduna. Rainfall totals relatively light. Some of the heaviest of the falls only 10-11 mm, one of those falls around Ceduna. We have light and patchy rain sitting further east and up across the Northern Districts but it is not expected to produce heavy falls. The better of the totals in association with that band of storms, that is where we are likely to see the better of the falls. That will spread into the north-west of Victoria and the southern inland of NSW tomorrow. There is a couple of things working together. We have a trough, frontal system, another trough in behind it, a low pressure system and upper level disturbance. A broad area of instability through the States in the coming day or two. Most of the north of Victoria tomorrow, anything through the south, there is the potential for patchy rain or a shower or two but falls are expected to be light. Should remain dry through eastern Gippsland.

We are not expecting to see that rain move through until probably Thursday morning, then it will clear relatively quickly during the day as a vigorous south-westerly change moves through. Then we have clearer conditions across much of the continent as a high rolls in. Our top stories this hour - the Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has accused Fairfax Media of carrying out what he calls a Jihad against the Government. He has lashed out at Fairfax for running stories about internal divisions within Coalition senior ranks and he has attacked the ABC, accusing it of helping Fairfax in its campaign.Hungary has barred hundreds of asylum seekers from entering its railway station tonight. They are trying to make their way to western Syrians
Europe. The crowd of mostly Syrians have been demonstrating outside the station, demanding they be allowed to travel on to Germany. A former Geelong grammar student has told the child sex abuse Royal Commission the prestigious school was a hot house of Llewellyn-Jones
violent acts. Robert Llewellyn-Jones was a student during the late 60s. He said a school chaplain once offered teach him how to have sex.And the Reserve Bank has left the official cash rate on hold at 2%. It made that decision because of the weakening Chinese economy and recent volatility in global markets. Time for the day's sport now, here is Amanda Shalala with Grandstand. Australia's English summer of discontent has continued. The Aussies made a bright start but the hosts soon took control.Down the ground. Stand and deliver.Twenty20 specialist Cameron buoys was flown to the UK just for the one-off match and his cameo was underwhelming, it went for 19 runs.It was hard going and they got him away a bit. He will learn from that and will get better. Boys.The 135 run partnership guided England to 5/182. Shane Watson sought solace in the shortest form of the game and failed. .Misses it completely.Cannot believe it.New skipper Steve Smith was in irresistible form but when they fell for 90, he missed a chance to become the only cricketer to score a century in his first match as captain across all three forms of the game. Three wickets in the final over delivered another English victory.Australia's cricketers have at least one trophy secure, with the Southern Stars revelling in their Ashes triumph, despite losing the final match of the Twenty20 series. They were bowled out for a disappointing 111. Natalie took four wickets and made 47 to give England the win.We got the victory last game to secure the Ashes but would have loved to have finish off with a win.Australia won't the series 10 points to 6. Also on Grandstand tonight - the Socceroos rule out a boycott of Thursday's World Cup qualifier. The players have withdrawn from commercial appearances in the lead-up as Football Federation
part of an ongoing dispute with Football Federation Australia. I'm Amanda Shalala and this is Grandstand. Let's go to the says
Socceroos and the players union says there is no danger they will boycott Thursday's World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh despite a tense industrial dispute with the FFA. The players have withdrawn from commercial appearances in Perth ahead of the match as they remain without a pay prepare
agreement. While the Socceroos prepare for Thursday's World Cup qualifier, some of their fans have been left boycotted
disappointed. The players have boycotted all appearances linked to Football Federation Australia's commercial partners including events with school children. Their union says having been without a pay agreement since June, they had to take action.It is unfortunate that it is in Perth because they have had to wait 10 years for a Socceroos game. The damage to the football community here in Perth will be Australia
minimal.Football Federation Australia has criticised the PFA saying hundreds of people have missed out on an opportunity to see their heroes. The FFA is offering a deal which is the best the union
players have ever had. The union says although negotiations have been tense for a long time, there is no chance players will boycott matches.It is a World Cup qualifier, the pinnacle of football. They want to get through to the World Cup and do everything possible to get appearance.We
another World Cup appearance.We are representing the country and everyone loves Whether we
playing for their country. Whether we get paid or not.The players are adamant the dispute won't affect them on the pitch. South Sydney captain Greg Inglis is set to week this week's final NRL game against the Roosters. He wasn't named in the team after having knee surgery a week ago.Greg Inglis missed training again but coach Michael Maguire won't make a decision on his fitness until later in the week.He has a sore knee still, might be a push this week.Despite an absent skipper and two disappointing losses, the players remain upbeat about their premiership defence.We have five games to go, we win five, it is the GF. We are confident within the group and excited to where we are heading.The Roosters know how hard it is to defend a title.It is different when you turn up and every team wants to knock off the reigning premiers. I feel for them.A win against the Rabbitohs will see them secure a third consecutive minor premiership. Down the other end of the ladder, the Wests Tigers are hoping to avoid the wooden spoon and see a truce between captain Robbie Farah and coach Jason Taylor.We hope it doesn't get ugly. No one wants that to happen.After finishing in last place in 2014, the Sharks are on track to secure their first top four finish in seven years.History shows that I don't think any team has won it outside of the four.Top four is massive.A far cry from the anti-doping scandal that plagued the club for the previous two seasons. Grandstand rugby league expert Matt Elliott is here to reflect on round 25. The Roosters thumped Manly without Mitchell Pearce and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, they are unstoppable at the moment, aren't they? It shows the quality of their squad and the young guys that came in, Jackson Hastings in particular did a great job. In the absence of Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, they said they would make the middle like a small hump in the ground and they did.The premiership favouritism of the Roosters has gone to another level now, showing they can still win without their stars.They will have to win 15 in a row to get to the Grand Final and win it.You wonder whether over the period of time those
you can't say the absence of those two players isn't going to have an impact on their performances. Whether it stops them from winning, we will find out.The Storm edged out the Cowboys and when we think the Storm era is over, they hang around keep producing performances like this. Will they be a danger from the bottom half of the eight? I commentated this game. It was a high quality game of football. The contribution of Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk, we talk about all the time, was outstanding. They have a young Cameron Munster at full-back and he was amazing in this game. When you think of Billy Slater not being in the team, you think it will impact them but this kid has come off age and they will help them go as far as they can.Another stumble for the Cowboys against a top team. Are you concerned about their ability to take it to the best teams in the comp? The injuries they have have compromised their ability to win. With Michael Morgan in the team, it wasn't just stop Johnathan Thurston and you stop the Cowboys. He was presenting another threat on the other side. Ray Thompson, a good young player but they need Michael Morgan back. They are take a lot out of this game. They had a try disallowed that I don't think should have been under the rules. I don't know if they can go the whole way into
unless Michael Morgan gets back into the team.The Sharks season continued against the Eels. Can this fairytale keep on going? Cronulla have proven they can win. When you get to the semifinals, that is what it is about. It is not about pretty and free-flowing footy, it is about winning. It will be a tough ask. A massive achievement just to get to 4th let alone going further. I wish them the best.How impressed have you been with the younger brigade, the likes of Bird and Valentine Holmes stepping up? They are two future stars. They have had a huge influence. The Fifita brothers are on the way back also. I give a special mention to Michael Ennis.The old dog still has it? Yes and success follows him around. Every club he has been to, they always end up at the right end of the competition. His influence on the players has been massive.The Bulldogs just held off the Knights but they have lost Trent Hodkinson for the season. How much will that hurt? I think it will hurt. Reynolds is imminent in his return but I just felt that Hodkinson's form had really started to take off and he was getting good service from dummy half and he was at the centre of everything again. With his future secured, he was having a huge impact on this run by the Bulldogs. You cannot count them out.How do they recover from this? It will be interesting. Adam - Josh Reynolds sorry has to come up and play his best football. Moses has proven he will be a superstar and Damien Cook has brought another dimension to their game.The Dragons missed a chance to lock down 8th position with a stumble against the Titans. How disappointing was that for them? They almost looked like they ut put the cue in the rack, they got in front and played good football to get there. Two disappointing performances in a row. You have to say that Dave Taylor's performance from the Titans, when he plays his best football, he is a guy that can win a game on his own. He had a big influence on the result, for sure.A shame that we are losing him to Europe.? The reason behind his inconsistency is down to Dave himself. He is one of those guys that almost has two big a skills set. He can do all the clever stuff also. I just feel sometimes he gets the order of using the skills sets wrong. If he just worked hard defensively, the other stuff would have come for him. He is a big loss.Robbie home
Farah had his final game at home for Wests Tigers after the saga that has been going on and he made a statement didn't he? He did. It is almost like a lot of pressure came off him and he decided to go out, don't worry about the structures of play that have been inhibiting him all year and he played old style footy. What about some of the skill and tries he put on? If he was going to rub someone's nose in it, he did it big style on the weekend. What have you thought of the situation with the Tigers telling him he is unwanted next season? You have to make hard decisions when you are in coaching positions or as an organisation. I won't argue whether it was the wrong or right decision. I am going to say that the timing of it in
lacked class.One round to go take out
in the regular season. Who will take out the premiership? A tough one. I have been on the Roosters all year. The loss of Mitch Pearce and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves will be hard. The other team I have been waiting to not go so well is the Broncos. I watched them play last week and wow, they were impressive.Spoken like a true Queenslander. Thanks Matt Elliott.AFL minor premier players
Fremantle has confirmed six players will be rested for its Matthew
final home and away match. Matthew Pavlich, Aaron Sandilands and Luke McPharlin headline those players.The final round of the regular season means different things to different clubs, for at least half a dozen Dockers, the chance to put up the feet.That is a good starting point. Most are obvious, and from there we have a few to work through.Matthew Pavlich, Aaron Sandilands and David Mundy are among those who will miss Saturday's match against Port Adelaide in a bid to freshen up for another finals assault.It is not an exact science but we think it can be beneficial. Proof will be in the pudding.The minor premiers are also hopeful Nat Fyfe will be fresh for the finals as he battles to overcome a leg on him
injury.Got some good reports on him today. He is feeling good today.It is going according to plan.For other clubs, the last round of the season is a time for emotional farewells.Mostly Yvette and the girls, I love you. I can't wait for the next part of our lives. Everyone else, thank you, I love you and rubber stamp it.Carlton's Andrew Carazzo will play his 194th and final game against the Hawks on Saturday. Geelong's Matthew The
Stokes is also saying goodbye. The 2-time premiership player has confirmed Saturday's match against Adelaide will be his last for the Cats. It has been a disappointing first day at the US Open for the Australian contingent with Sam Groth the only player to advance. Daria Gavrilova was one of four Australian casualties in the first round. The world No.38 lost to an 18-year-old grand slam debutant who had replaced injured former champion Maria Sharapova in the women's draw. A bad day for the Aussies continues.The top seeds had few troubles with Novak Djokovic dropping just three games in his first round victory. And Serena Williams only lost five points as she moved into the second round. Jarryd Hayne is a step closer to his dream of playing in the NFL, surviving the first official cut at the San Francisco 49ers. Hayne is one of 75 players still in the running to make the 53-man roster who will be announced this weekend. The 49ers will for
then select 46 active players for their first game of the season against the Minnesota Vikings. That is Grandstand for now. You can always catch up on the program on iView and Grandstand on line. Immigration Minister
The top stories - the Immigration Minister has accused Fairfax Media of carrying out what he calls a Jihad against the Government by publishing stories on divisions in senior ranks.Hungary has barred hundreds of asylum seekers from entering its main railway station tonight as they try to make their way to western Europe.The Reserve Bank has left the official cash rate on hold at 2%, citing the weakening Chinese economy and recent volatility in global markets. Around 60% of seabirds have plastic in their stomachs from the world's polluted oceans and that is according to new research. Scientists from the CSIRO say that by 2050, most seabird species will be affected by marine plastic. Kathrina Southwell is general manager of Australian seabird rescue in Ballina and she joins me now via web cam.How concerning is this, what is it actually telling us about the state of our oceans? It is telling us that many species, not just the seabirds, are affected by plastic ingestion and entanglement. Here at Australian seabird rescue, we have 85% of the Shearwaters that have come into care and died that are affected by obviously
plastic ingestion.This is obviously a really disturbing figure. When did it get this bad? At least for the last five to 10 years we have been seeing an increase dramatically in all types of seabirds, shore birds and also sea turtles.Are there parts of the oceans where this is particularly bad or is this consistent across the board? I am thinking now that it is so bad that it is pretty consistent across the board. You speak to anyone in any country that is working in rehabilitation of marine wildlife and they have the same story.It must lead to a very painful death for these birds? Yes, it does. Many of them mistake this plastic for food and things such as helium balloons or plastic bottles that break into smaller pieces, they look like the food that the animals are eating. Once they have eaten those pieces of plastic, that makes them feel like they are full. Even animals like shore birds and shearwaters that migrate all the way from Russia, they leave on a massive migration thinking that their stomach is full but it is not, it is actually full of plastic, so they don't have the energy to make their journeys.What can we do about this? Is it simply changing the way in which we dispose of our rubbish or is it changing the way we consume our food? Of course. You can do all sorts of things like just ban plastic bags or don't use plastic bags. Don't use single use plastic items like water bottles. Take your own water bottle and ban helium balloons or don't buy helium balloons and don't be a part of mass helium balloon releases which are really terrible for the wildlife.Are there any policies overseas that are being used that we in Australia could look to as a guide? Yes, many countries have banned plastic bags altogether and there is many countries that just don't use single use plastic items like water bottles. There is so much we can do in our own country here in Australia.Kathrina Southwell thanks for your time tonight. More than 18,500 people across Queensland have been diagnosed with the flu. The flu crisis is being blamed on an influenza B strain that wasn't included in this year's vaccinations. Dean can't remember a time he felt worse. He collapsed at work three weeks ago, the first sign something was wrong.It knocked me literally flat at work, down I went. I have been in and out of hospital for the past two weeks.Finally last week he was diagnosed with influenza B.During that week, I lost the plot. I didn't know where I was. I couldn't think straight. I couldn't sleep at night. I am still going through that at the moment.The flu has hit hard right across the State and it has been blamed on a strain known as influenza B Brisbane.Out of the blue we have this second family of viruses, the so-called Brisbane strain. It is now appearing, particularly in Queensland and it really is having a bill impact.Especially as it wasn't covered in the flu vaccine. The Government funded jab comprises three strains, two of influenza A and one of influenza B. This year, the strain B Phuket was included, B Brisbane omitted.Until we get a four-strain vaccine for general use in the population, we will face this sort of problem on an annual basis.18,000 people diagnosed with
have now been officially diagnosed with the flu here in Queensland. Nearly half of those in just the past three weeks. Health authorities say the actual number is much higher.Experts say they hope the worst is over.We think we are at least reaching the peak, if not having reached it already. We would hope to see a drop off in cases over the coming weeks.Dr Bennett says it is still not too late to be vaccinated. NSW authorities are preparing for another busy bushfire season with the latest forecast putting the State at a heightened level of risk. To combat the threat the rural fire service has brought in a big gun, a giant fire bombing aircraft.As the fire season approaches, there is a hero on the horizon. It is called Thor, it has got the Government gushing.The people of NSW will be able to rest easy tonight, the first day of spring, knowing that Thor is going to be in the skies looking out for them.The nation's south-west and south-east are facing an increased risk of bushfires this season. Authorities say the recent rain in NSW won't have a lasting impact.The moisture is expected to be depleted quickly giving rise to a difficult fire season for 15/16.Thor is especially configured, a C130 Hercules, its tanks can hold over 15,000 litres of water or fire retardant, one and a half times more than Elvis.They can take off and land on air strips of less than 2km. They are verse file. They have a good load carrying capacity.Ricky is from the US, this is in charge.I do it all from here.His mission to get Thor to any fire within the State within an hour.We can take off with five hours of useable fuel, with a full load of retardant.This tanker will remain on stand by here and it can be sent to smaller bases at Canberra, Tamworth, Dubbo or Williamstown. It all depends on the location of the fires.Next month Thor will be joined by a million
bigger plane as part of a $10 million commitment from the states. If it savers lives, the Government says it is money well spent.The absence of champion traper Bart Cummings was felt at the official launch of the Melbourne Cup carnival. The 87-year-old died in his sleep on Sunday but his influence will be felt on Cup day.Racing royalty is the sales pitch for this year's Melbourne Cup carnival but the royal family is missing its King.Of course it will be different without Bart. You expect him to be there forever. He will leave a big hole.The death of Bart Cummings is being felt at race tracks across the nation and Glen Boss says his legacy will be riding high for decades to come.You will be speaking about him for 100 years.It was tram tracks not turf at the launch of this year's Melbourne Cup carnival. The city's CBD was targeted in an attempt to rescue dwindling crowd numbers.Anything in ex yes of 325,000 over the four days will be a success.The Melbourne Cup will go ahead before cobalt doping charges against high profile trainers Peter Moody, Danny O'Brien and Mark Kavanagh enhancing
are involved. Performance enhancing colours are encouraged when it comes to fashions on the field.Cobalt blue and whatever goes.For those looking for a sentimental favourite, Racing Victoria has cleared the way for the grandson of the Melbourne Cup King James Cummings to share training credits with his late grandfather. If any of his five entries makes the final field that is. It is time for the weather, here is Graham Creed.We still have thunderstorms through SA but the severe warning has been cancelled. There were some strong and potentially damaging gusts earlier today around the northern pastoral and north-west pastoral and the west coast of the State. As far as rainfall totals, the heaviest of the falls around about 10-14 mm around the Eyre Peninsula mostly. Most of the below
falls will be well and truly the
below the 15 mm range across the State. We will see conditions clearing for SA as we move in towards tomorrow afternoon. Tomorrow morning, expect showers about the agricultural region. We will see that rain and thunderstorm activity moving into southern Queensland, western NSW and across the north of Victoria. We will see patchy rain on and south of the ranges, pushing down into Tasmania also. Most of those falls will be light and in the eastern parts of Gippsland will remain clear. Most of the coastal areas remaining dry during the day in NSW but cloud increasing. Rainfall totals in Queensland, very light. Not much moisture there. Could be some strong wind gusts possible if those thunderstorms develop.

We will see that rain reaching Sydney as we move into Thursday. Canberra as well. It clears quickly, by the time we move into Thursday afternoon/night most of the rain has moved out off the coast. Thanks Graham. I'm Eliza Harvey. Thanks for your company here on ABC News 24. We will have more news in just a moment, including the latest on the hundreds of asylum seekers stranded outside Budapest's main train station in Hungary. Stay with us.

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Tonight, a Cabinet Minister's warning elements of the media are trying to bring down the Abbott Government. This Program is Captioned Live by CSI Australia Also ahead - Hungary forced to shut its main train station to stem the flow of asylum seekers in Europe. This is the scene live from Budapest. Horrific tales of child sexual abuse at an exclusive Victorian school surface at the Royal Commission.In 1969, I repeatedly witnessed (redacted) getting into bed with other boys without their consent, demanding sex and grabbing at their genitals.And coming up in half han hour on 'The Business', retail shock therapy for Myer, the $600 million turn Shop.
around strategy to be the Top Shop.And double trouble for Australia and Canada, mining boom.
kick-starting growth after the Good evening, Eliza Harvey with ABC News. The Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says Fairfax and parts of the ABC are trying to bring down the Government. It echoes a complaint made by the former Rudd and Gillard Governments against News Limited papers, but most of the chatter inside the Abbott Government is born from disquiet over a long line of missteps. Perhaps it's the fog of war that means politicians can't see themselves as others do.The contrast between this Government and the Labor Party couldn't be clearer.But as the Prime Minister ducks questions about Cabinet leaks.People in this building love insider gossip.It's the similarities between Tony Abbott's Government and the last two that are eerie - how do you get to a point where the Government's woes are daily fare? Well, you could begin with ironclad pre-election pledges.There will be no I
carbon tax under the Government I lead.No cuts to education. No cuts to health.Then talk a lot about distant budget surpluses.The surplus in 2016-17.Surplus of 1% of GDP by 2023-24.Joe Hockey will never deliver a budget surplus.Kevin Rudd and Wayne surplus
Swan will never deliver a surplus budget for Our laws
Australia.Try the impossible. at all
Our laws don't change anything at all about front pages like Medicare
that.The introduction of a $7 co-contribution.Retreat.We
Medicare haven't been haven't been able to get everything through.The co-payments is dead, buried and breathtakingly
cremated.Announce breathtakingly bad policy.The citizens Assembly.Knighthoods in the Order of Australia to Prince Phillip.Doss a really bad sales job.We are us.People do have a right to be bigots, you know. Call on we are
Ministers to behaviour.Unless we are playing as a team we are not going to get the message across.If people want to play mischief, you know what happens.And when all else Daily Telegraph'
fails, blame the media.'The Daily Telegraph' is interested in distorting the debate, purely intended to try and get rid of the Government.I think at the
there's a huge move by Fairfax at the moment to try and bring the Government down.Along the way, ignore really sage advice.If you want better coverage you've got to be a better Government. I think media outlets have every right and this
to criticise a bad Government and this one's been a shocker.We know how the Rudd-Gillard story ended but this Government still has time to choose its future and that could start with a stock take of who is actually responsible for its troubles. Hungary tonight shut down its main railway station, leaving hundreds stranded as they try to make their way to Western Europe. This is the scene live from Budapest where it's just passed midday and as you can see, the stand-off between authorities and asylum seekers continues. It follows the biggest daily influx of refugees to arrive in the Austrian capital since the migrant crisis began. Hungary allowed nearly 4,000 people to travel on to Vienna without EU visas - our Europe correspondent Barbara Miller has more.A memorial in the Austrian capital, held for the 71 people who didn't make it to a new life in Europe. Their bodies were found last week in a truck abandoned by people smugglers at the border. Thousands also poured on to the streets of Vienna in a show of support for those who continent.
continue to flee towards the continent.Say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here.Despite a crackdown at the border, thousands are still on the move.Many, like these migrants in Budapest station, have Germany in their sights. )The German leader again took a hardline on those who say the refugees are not welcome.TRANSLATION: What bothers me is that we are seeing this hatred, this atmosphere in our country, and my response to it is emphatic, a clear line must be drawn. There can be no excuses. behaviour.
Nothing at all can justify such behaviour.On Hungary's border with Serbia, a 4-metre high fence continues to go up to the disgust of some of its European partners.TRANSLATION: Our responsibility is to ensure that the right to asylum is respected everywhere. We can't get out of it with barbed wire fences.Tens of thousands have made this journey through barbed
Europe already this year and a barbed wire fence won't stop this great migration. Professor Alexander Betts is director of the refugee study England and
centre at Oxford university in England and he joins me now. Professor, good evening. Tell us, is this asylum seeker crisis being treated with appropriate urgency by authorities? I think it's starting to be, but really there hasn't been the urgency required for the crisis. 2,500 at
people have died in Europe or at Europe's borders this year, 300,000 people have arrived, the first time in Europe's history it's faced a mass influx of refugees from outside the region and it's struggling to cope. The current common asylum policy is not fit for purpose, proving itself dysfunctional and people are dying.When would you say this crisis began?I think we have seen an influx of refugees gradually arriving across the Mediterranean and the western Balkans for a number of years. It's really been since around April, when 600 people died crossing the Mediterranean in a matter of a few days that Europe started to recognise it faced a particular challenge and that the issue of the global displacement crisis that affects many regions of the world is coming to Europe's doorstep.So you mentioned the policy that exists. Sometimes it seems like there is no policy. What exactly is it? Have at this stage inIn theory there's a common asylum immigration policy. The cornerstone of the policy is the so-called dub rin system. 9 problem with the Dublin system is that it allocates primary responsibility for assessing the claims to the first country the refugee aarrives it. It means the front line states, Greece, Italy, increasingly Hungary, have to take refugees while
responsibility for those refugees while more distant countries have less responsibility. That system wasn't designed for a large influx and it means that at the moment Europe needs to renegotiate that. It needs a new deal on responsibility sharing within Europe on who has fair responsibility for a certain number of refugees. In theory they should be manageable. 300,000 people Europe has
might seem like a lot but Europe has 28 member states. If that
we were to divide that by 28, that is a little over 10,000 people per country.Where is the incentive for countries who are not therefore affected at the moment, to change it, surely they would be saying - at this stage they think it's better to withhold that - with than change the system.
stand that pressure, rather the
than change the system.That's the crux of the issue. This is a political crisis in Europe. Countries are acting in their national interest, unilaterally, Hungary is building a border fence, the UK is renegotiating freedom of movement within Europe and it's quite easy for countries further away from the front line to say we won't share responsibility. That's creating a political impasse. What's required is political leadership, Germany is starting countries in
to show that, which says all countries in Europe would be collectively better off if we cooperate. We can't tolerate the tragedy and chaos we are seeing at the moment and we have to work collectively through international cooperation.Does the crises threaten Europe as a political entity? I think this is a tipping point for Europe. Some people are saying this challenge could save Europe. It could mean Europe embraces collective action and moves forward. But it could equally create polarisation and we are seeing massive divisions where some countries, Germany, to a large extent, to some extent other countries like Sweden, are showing necessary leadership. While others stand back on the margins of those end of
negotiations, Hungary at one end of the spectrum, the UK at the other, some of the fundamental principles of Europe, the freedom of movement, people across borders, are being called into question. So this is a really defining moment for the future of the EU pch pchThese debates are always framed in terms of the political costs, economic costs and troubles. Are European politicians at the moment compassionate enough to at
these peoples' plight? I think very
at the moment the framing is very much in terms of cost and burden. Refugees don't have to be a burden. They can actually this is
make contributions and I think this is being ignored in the debate. Around the world refugees have skills, talents, aspirations, they can make contributions if our policies enable them to do that. In addition to that, I think political leaders are failing to articulate to their public that refugees are a particular group of people, they flee persecution and conflict, and they are here for human rights reasons and we have a humanitarian obligation to share responsibility for their protection.Professor Alexander thank you very
Betts from Oxford university, thank you very much for talking to us tonight.Thank you. Still to come tonight, an Iranian refugee's desperate Immigration
appeal for help from the we'll meet
Immigration Minister. Plus, who
we'll meet the cancer survivor who embraced her mastectomy with decorative tattoos. The 3D printing technology helping reconstruct severed earness China's north-east. The Victorian Labor from
Government has broken ranks from the Federal Opposition and voiced strong support for the Chinese free-trade deal. Unions argue the deal will weaken safety and skills tests for Chinese workers on Australian building sites. Under pressure Opposition
from his back bench the Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says he wants stronger protections for Australian jobs. But the Victorian Premier, who is from the same Construction
Labor faction as the Construction Union, says the deal has his support.Wouldn't we be in a stronger position if those opposite stood up and found...Order.Found fault with Mr Abbott.The Trade Minister, Andrew Robb, warned China will walk away from the deal if Labor votes it down. The Royal Commission has heard head masters at a prestigious Victorian school covered up child sex abuse allegations. Dozens of students at Geelong Grammar school were sexually assaulted over six decades. It hypnotism to
emerged one offender used hypnotism to lure his victims.Robert Llewellyn-Jones was subjected to years of bullying and witnessed sexual Geelong
abuse amongst students at Geelong Grammar, but perhaps most frightening of all, was being locked in a room with the school chaplain, the late Reverend John Daviosn.He then said I would find it easier if I relaxed and drew a watch from his trouser pocket and started to swing it gently in front of me at eye level.The Commission heard after trying to hip no ties his victim the Reverend struck.Suddenly his hand was on my upper thigh and I yelled at him...I yelled at him to stop.The Royal Commission was told complaints of sexual abuse at
at Geelong Grammar stretch back at least 47 years from the late 1950s to 2007. Today, ten perpetrators were named, one offender alone had 41 victims. Some of the assaults took place at a campus in the Victorian alps that at one time educated Prince Charles.Employees of Geelong Grammar including very senior staff knew about a abuse at the school.
number of allegations of sexual abuse at the school.One of the victims who can't be named says the current administration showed little compassion when abuse that
he recently reported sexual abuse that occurred in the 1960s. He pointed the finger at principal, Stephen Meek, saying his response was guarded and dismissive. Past administrators, the commission heard, had failed to stamp out what was described as the school's subculture of brutality.The non-response by the school to incidents of peer on peer bullying and abuse set up everything else that eventually resulted in the sexual abuse that happened to me.The hearing will continue for the next fortnight. A Queensland mother who suffered horrific burns in a unit fire south of Brisbane has died. 30-year-old crystal was placed on life support in a Brisbane hospital on Sunday night. Her 3-year-old son died in the blaze.Police return to the unit to look for clues that might explain how the fire started. Friends and strangers touched by the tragedy left and support.
gifts and messages of sympathy and support.I left a teddy bear, yeah, a piece of my heart.It's the least I could do.Natasha Green studied with mother of five, Crystal, who suffered burns to 90% of her the life
body in the blaze.Outgoing, the life of the party. She'd do anything for anybody.The 30-year-old was placed on life support, but died this afternoon - a relative posted condolences on Facebook saying: While neighbours helped rescue Ms Cartilage's partner, Tom berry, and two of her children, they couldn't save her 3-year-old son, Bailey.Everyone's deeply affected. Once again the neighbours are he roik, but touched a
certainly, you know, it's touched a lot of people.The Logan house fire support network is now raising money for two funerals.Probably got at the
about, you know, 10, $100,000 at the moment - $11,000.The former business college is also raising money for the family. A spokeswoman says everyone at the college in Beenleigh is shocked and saddened by what has happened.It's the second fatal house fire in the Logan area in recent months. One of Adelaide's main streets will remain closed tomorrow after a large blaze engulfed a three storey building. Around 80 firefighters battled the blaze behind the grand chancellor hotel. The cause of the fire is being investigated.The big plumes of smoke brought lunch-time chaos to Adelaide 's there was
city centre.All of a sudden there was like just a heap of smoke, like outside my work and like all the fire brigade and cops and that have told us to evacuate.News of the blaze in the three storey martial arts acam middle spread quickly on social media.I got a snapshot from my friends saying there was a fire down Hindley Street, so I just came down to have a look.There was no shortage of smartphones to capture the unfolding event.Firefighters were able to establish quite quickly that there was nobody inside the building.Hundreds of people were evacuated from nearby buildings, including the 200-room hotel grand chancellor. This hairdresser says his shop was full.With a little bit of luck they might come back tomorrow.Some people are left with half a hair cut?No, no, no.It didn't take long to contain the fire with help from above.That facade on the front of the Academy was a major concern, and bits and pieces of that would actually start to fall off in the had no
laneway next to the hotel.I had no idea what is happening, but I did enjoy the show.About han hour and a half after the fire started Currie Street has now been cleared. Police are concerned there could be asbestos in the air, and they have told people to stay inside.the building has been given the all clear for asbestos. How the fire started is not yet known.It's reported as a rubbish fire. We know there was a car parked in the back of that building.The fire is expected to continue smouldering through the night. A former miss Tasmania contestant says two weeks before Lucille Butterworth disappeared, a man tried to run her off the road and follow her home. She told the inquest she thought he was a member of the Hunt family.Geoffrey Charles Hunt has been named as the main person of interest in the disappearance of Lucille Butterworth from a Claremont bus stop in August 1969. He raped and murdered Susan Knight in 1976.Former Miss Tasmanian contestant told the inquest a man had tried to run her off the road between Hobart and new Lucille
nor fork about two weeks before Lucille Butterworth disappeared. She said the driver had really light coloured hair, she believed it was one of the boys from the She said
albino family, the Hunt family. She said one of the boys had been following her around for months, she reported it to police and when Lucille expected police
Butterworth disappeared expected police would talk to did.
her about it but they never did. She was shown a picture of Geoffrey charlt Hunt confirming he was the.who followed her but couldn't say if he was the driver who tried to run her off the road. Judith Stanfield was 9 in August 1969 and was playing next to the bus stop when she saw Lucille Butterworth arguing with a man in a cream coloured car. The car Hunt drove was blue. Ms Stanfield got the sense the woman didn't want to get into the car, it drove off and the woman walked away and then vanished.Ms Stanfield first spoke to police in 2009, and began crying when she told the inquest her mother originally told her not to talk about what she'd seen.She said: The inquest heard Lucille Butterworth had had her hair died platinum blonde the week before, had bought a lot of new disappeared
clothes on the day that she disappeared and seemed to have packed more than usual for an overnight stay. But witness after witness gave evidence that the 20-year-old was happy and was so genuinely close to her mother that she would never leave her. Her brothers Jim and John Butterworth and fiancee John Fitzgerald are expected to resumes.
give evidence when the inquest An Iranian refugee is pleading with the Immigration Minister to release his wife from detention in Darwin. The man has permanent residency in Australia, but his wife's application for refugee protection was rejected. 21-year-old Jafari came to Australia four years ago, he met his wife, Morjgan Shamsalipoor, in Brisbane at a youth camp for people of the Behi faith in 2012. They were married two years later. She's been in immigration detention since December after her visa expired.As soon as I saw her in detention, I felt so clause to phobic and breathless. I did never want to see her behind the bars.Earlier this month she was flown from detention in Brisbane to Darwin. In Brisbane, she was escorted under armed guard to school every day for two years.Her teachers say she has dreams of becoming a midwife, they are now campaigning for her to be given a partner's visa.It would be such a waste for her education
not to be able to complete her education and reach that dream of finishing year 12.Immigration Minister Peter Dutton was unavailable for interview, but in a statement his office says her application for refugee status was rejected on proper grounds, and that avenues
anyone who has exhausted all avenues to stay in Australia is expected to leave.But her lawyer says she's no longer applying for refugee status, just a partner's visa so she can be with her husband who is a permanent resident.It's not about the fact that she's a member of an Australian family.As an asylum seeker, she needs the approval of the Immigration Minister to apply for that visa. Last year the then Minister Scott Morrison said that wasn't in the public interest.As someone who loves his wife, I do want to tell him to let me live with my she'll
wife.But there's no indication she'll get the chance to stay with her husband. There's been a major break through in the hunt for the Bangkok bombers with a second arrest by Thai police. It's believed the man arrested is the person in the yellow T-shirt, seen in CCTV vision placing a backpack at the Erawan shrine. Thailand's Prime Minister said the suspect was arrested while trying to cross the border into Cambodia. 20 people were killed in the blast and police have been hunting four suspects. Another man was arrested on the weekend following a police raid on his apartment just outside Bangkok. An Australian journalist has been acquitted in a Thai court breaching
on charges of defamation, and breaching the computer Crimes Act which could have led to a seven-year jail sentence. The former editor of 'The Age' newspaper Alan Morison and his Thai colleague were accused of publishing a report implicating the Royal Thai Navy in a people smuggling operation. But the judge found they had merely replicated information from a Reuters report of theI think it's an important result for Thai media and for the media in general, really. This says a lot about media freedom and it also speaks to the maturity of the relationship that should and
develop between the military and the media in the future.The rule ing has been hailed as a win for press freedom. The pair will continue to run their website. US President Barack Obama has called on world leaders to cut carbon emissions at crucial Barack Obama
talks in Paris in December. Barack Obama made the call in Alaska, where he's gearing up to hike on the exit glacier which has melted significantly in recent years. The Paris meeting will seek a deal to limit the rising global temperatures to 2 degrees, but there are doubts the goal will be achieved.President Obama said now is the time to protect late.
the planet before it's too late.This year, in Paris, has to be the year that the world finally reaches an agreement to protect the one planet that we have got while we still can. Alaskan environmentalists gathered near the climate change conference, rallying against oil drilling in the arctic. The body of a woman who died in West Africa has tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus. It's less than a week after the last person confirmed to have the - to have had the disease, rather, was released It's
from hospital in Sierra Leone. It's also the first new case country since August.
since the country - in the country since August.If we are this
to entirely win this fight, this is a classic example of how things can go wrong if we tend to move away from doing the right things.The death is a major set-back for efforts to end the 18th month - 18-month regional epidemic.A 28-year-old man has had his severed ear replaced with the help of 3D printing technology in China. Li lost the top half of his right ear in an accident he's
three years ago, and since then he's been embarrassed to be seen. But his fate was changed thanks to doctors in Shenyang city in the country's north-east. A 3D printer was used to make a mould of his right ear, based on the shape of his left ear. Surgeons then used the patient's cartilage of the
and skin to grow the lost part of the ear before implanting the replacement.There is a renewed push to allow harvesting of wild crocodile eggs in Queensland. Crocodile farmers say making it legal like it is in the NT has the potential to create a booming new industry.Rockhampton control dial farmer John lever has been hatching a bold idea. He wants the State and Federal Governments to make it legal to harvest wild crocodile eggs in Queensland.If the legislation changed, around you are allowed to harvest the Eggs from your property, and sell them, then you have ab income from a potentially dangerous unloved animal.The practice is legal in the NT and works on a quota system of up to 70,000 eggs a year. Mr Lever says the Queensland industry also has huge potential.We have got an order for crocodile skins at the moment for the next 20 years. And this is part of the international trade, and we can't meet that demand.Traditional landowners in Cairns are also backing the idea, provided there is strict environmental measures.In terms of capacity building and economic opportunities, especially for groups that are disadvantaged, it's very good opportunity.Conservation groups say more research needs to be done to ensure the move doesn't harm numbers in the wild. But John Lever says nine out of ten nests are destroyed by Mother Nature anyway.Sometimes Governments are afraid to change rules that have been existing for a long time, but when you really get sense
into it, it just doesn't make sense why that rule exists, or that law exists.The State Government says it will wait until the end of the year for the results of a harvesting trial in northern Queensland before it makes up its mind. It's time for the weather now, here's Graham Creed.We have had some severe thunderstorms across parts of itself
SA this after. The warning itself has been cancelled but earlier today we saw some very strong wind gusts with storms, also some reports of fairly large hail through some areas of SA as well. It's all in association with the complex system. There's a sufficient fast and an upper level low, two troughs and a frontal system moving through the state bringing widespread showers and thunderstorms, also a band of patchy rain through the east. But some of the heavier rainfall totals only up to about 14 millimetres, most of those have been around the Eyre Peninsula, outside of that region falls have been relatively light today. But it will all move further east tomorrow. We are expecting to see the rain develop across most of the inland of NSW, the southern inland of Queensland, also across Victoria, except for Gippsland where it is expected to remain mostly dry, we'll also see the rain spreading across Tasmania. The better of of the falls will north-west of
actually be about the north-west of Victoria spreading into the border areas between the lower west and the Riverina in NSW. Now, we are still only talking about falls of 5 to 15 millimetres in that area. Away, we are looking at falls around about 5-10 millimetres at best.

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Peter Dutton has accused Fairfax Media of carrying out what he calls a Jihad against the Government. He's lashed out at Fairfax for running stories about internal divisions within Coalition senior ranks and he's also attacked the ABC accusing it of helping Fairfax in its campaign.Hungary barred hundreds of asylum seekers from entering its main railway station tonight. They are Western
trying to make their way to Western Europe. The crowd of mostly Syrians is currently demanding
protesting outside the station demanding they be allowed to travel on to Germany. Hung gearian officials say they are trying to restore order and Geelong Grammar
enforce EU rules. A former Geelong Grammar student told the child sex abuse Royal Commission the school was a host house of violent Acts. Dr Llewellyn-Jones was a student during the late 60s, he witnessed bullies sexually assaulting students and the school chaplain s offered to teach him how to of sex. One of Adelaide's main streets will remain closed tomorrow after a large blaze engulfed a three storey building. 80 firefighters battled the blaze starting at the back of a hotel on Hindley Street. The cause of the fire is being investigated. And it's time for 'The Fullerton.
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Hello there. Coming up on 'The Business', retail shock therapy for Myer, the 600 million turn around strategy to be the Top Shop. And double trouble for Australia and Canada, kick-starting growth after the mining boom.Myer is under new management and has a Richard
big job ahead of it. New boss Richard Umbers unveiled a 70% slump in full-year profits as DJs gets its mojo back under foreign ownership. Today it was out with the old and in with turning
the new as the man charged with turning around the department store's fortunes announced a strategy and a rebranded new Myer. There is a glossy new promotional video to go with a