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This Program is Captioned Live Tonight - dismal economic growth figures send the Australian dollar crashing to a 6-year low. Also ahead - Bill Shorten insists he is on the same page with State Labor leaders over the China trade deal.We get the benefits of trade but we're not just going to sign any old deal which undermines Australian jobs. Europe searches for answers to its migrant crisis as another 4,000 people pour into Greece's main Lleyton
land.And on Grandstand - Lleyton Hewitt and Bernard Tomic set for a second round show down at the US Open. And Emily Seebohm reflects on her remarkable swimming world championships. Good evening, Eliza Harvey with ABC News.We begin tonight's bulletin with the latest on Australia's economy. The numbers were lower than expected but the Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey maintains there is a positive story in today's weak economic growth figures. The dollar dropped below 70 US cents for the first time in six years after the latest GDP figures showed the economy grew by only 0.2% in the June quarter, well below expectations and the worst growth for two years.This hour, we have analysis from Alan Kohler and Phillip Lasker. First Chris Uhlmann has this report.Going west to join a star candidate and family.The Canning by-election will test whether people are listening to Government
the PM's daily pitch.This is a Government which every day is focused on jobs, growth and community safety.Back east, the Treasurer was wrestling with anaemic growth.Real into
economic growth rose by 0.2% into the June quarter, a little below market expectations of 0.4%.The mining boom is over, exports declining, growth has slowed to a crawl. It was mostly Government spending that kept the economy's heartbeating from April to June but Joe Hockey's May Budget did anticipate the slow down with the iron ore price set at $48 a tonne, half what was forecast a year earlier.These figures are directly in line with our Budget expectations.Every quarter since Mr Abbott and his Liberals got elected two years ago, economic growth has come in below trend.The story of these numbers is that national income is falling, that is a real worry for any Government. This one has pinned hope for salvation on its free trade deal with China and it has launched a broad side on Labor for suggesting it will rob Australians of jobs.Bill Shorten is playing fast and loose with our future.The Government's painting the Opposition Leader as increasingly isolated as Labor luminaries and State Labor leaders swing in behind the deal.I support a good free trade agreement because that sort of agreement would be good for Victorian jobs.There is broad support for a trade deal with China.I am comfortable that my Federal colleagues are up for a trade agreement with China.The only people who are opposing the China Australia free trade agreement are the CFMEU, the ACTU and Bill Shorten. He is keeping pretty dodgy company.The Opposition Leader says there is no disagreement.The State Labor leaders, who I have spoken to today, are on the same page. They are committed to Australian jobs first.The deal must be sealed by years end. The slow transition of the economy away from the mining boom remains at the heart of Australia's financial troubles. Here is Phillip Lasker.The wreckage of Australia's mining boom was on display at the auction house.This is due to the mining service's downturn and the retraction in the Heavy Haulage Australia
market.For the last decade, Heavy Haulage Australia has been supplying heavy machinery to Australia's mining boom. Now it is a clearance sale.You are seeing a lot more of that type of equipment coming on the market through receivership or liquidation.But the one saving grace was Government spending on defence projects which was a major contributor to growth. The next biggest came from households. Dragging activity down was Australia's trade performance, businesses running down their stocks and housing investment. Even worse was nominal GDP, essentially Australia's revenue growth and crucial for the Federal Budget which was the weakest in 50 years thanks to the massive slump in commodity prices.Out of these two, the positives, the negatives is still growth in Australia that is below trend and a national pie, an income pie that is shrinking.The Australian economy has been struggling to grow Boo its long term average of 3.25% since the global financial crisis. Now, we are looking uncomfortably close to Canada which is in recession.It comes back to a commodity shock, a terms of trade story and that is where the similarities are.The Government can inject infrastructure spend into the economy. We don't need to follow Canada into recession.But it is up to Canberra.What is needed is a bipartisan realisation that Australia is in very dangerous waters.The concern is that the GDP numbers have yet to reflect the current reality of China's economic slow down. We see that in a falling share market and Australian dollar that has slipped below 70 US cents. For more I am joined by Shane Oliver and he is the head of investment strategy and chief economist with AMP.Has the Australian economy run out of puff? The unfortunate reality is that it has and that has been the case for a few years now. The mining boom which propelled us through the last decade, in fact up until 2011, has ended. We are waiting for the non-mining parts of the economy to swing back to life. To some degree they have but not enough to offset the detraction from growth we are seeing from the mining downturn.We keep talking about this transition which is underway. Is this the new normal or will we see more pick-up as the transition gathers pace? It is the normal for now. The mining downturn, particularly the unwinding of all that mining investment back to more normal levels probably We
has another year or two to go. We have to get used to growth around the 2% pace. Maybe not as weak as it was in the last quarter when there was a couple of factors detracting from growth. I think we are going to remain around the weak levels for a while to come. That transition - in ways it is a healthy one. If you look at WA, anything related to mining, yes, negative but if you look at NSW and Victoria, they are bouncing back again. Sectors like home construction has bounced back over the last couple of years, retailing has improved. Tourism, higher education, manufacturing, if you're a manufacturer and managed to survive the last few years, you will probably hang in there with the low Australian dollar. The trouble is we are battling the head winds as the mining boom growth
unwinds.At 2% there is still growth isn't there? We are look at Canada in a technical recession.It could be worse. When I looked at those numbers at 11.30 I thought thank God it wasn't negative. There was a risk it could go negative and Canada has gone into recession we have had the biggest mining boom in our history. In the past when those sorts of things happen, everything boomed together, housing, construction right through the economy, retailing and they all come crashing down together. This time we didn't have that. Some parts of the economy were suppressed and those parts have been able to bounce back. The NSW economy, 10 years ago it was in the dog box and now it is doing very well again. It could be worse than it is but we could still be doing better than we are.You mentioned the dollar. It is around 70 cents. We know that the RBA wanted that dollar to come down so competitiveness
there was a bit of competitiveness on the international stage. Where should we be looking at this new normal for the dollar? That is a good question. One could ask whether there is a normal. 14 years ago it fell to 48 cents. Got to as high as $1.10 four years ago and now it is just above 70 cents having fallen below that earlier today. My feeling is that we are probably on our way into the 60s, probably down to 60 on a 12-18 month horizon. The longer term norm for the last 30 years has been 75 US cents. We have gone from well above that and now we are well below that and we probably need that to help rebalance the economy. If we want sectors like tourism, manufacturing, farming, students to come back to our universities from overseas, if we want that to happen we need a lower Australian dollar. Bad news if you're going on an overseas holiday. If you are thinking of buying Australian products, it is the sort of thing we need. We need those jobs to stay here rather than being shipped overseas as we rebalance the economy.Let's talk about the political fix. Often we hear about the economy through the prism of the politicians having cracks at each other. To what extent is this about the political management of our economy or is this just the fact we are part of the global economy now? It is two things. We are part of the global economy. We hear a lot about the slow down in China and the impact of that on the US share market and that reverb brats back to our share market. We are affected by that. We are also affected by the fact that we ramped up the production of iron ore and all those sorts of things and we are paying the price for that to some degree now as the prices for iron ore have come down. That is the reality. We are affected by what is going on globally. We are seeing an unwinding of our mining boom. One way to respond to that is to say the good times are over. We aren't getting paid as much for our exports as we used to. We have to work that bit harder and start to reform the economy like Hawke and Keating did and then the days of Howard and Costello.Does that involve cuts or stimulus? A combination of both. In an ideal world with the economy slowing, it would be nice to have tax cuts and it would be nice to have an increase in Government spending. The trouble is, we spent a lot at the time of the GFC and the Government is focused on trying to wind back the Budget deficit. That one seems to be crossed off at the moment. The other thing you could do is undertake a round of economic reforms to try and get productivity up, grow the size of the cake again. That one also - there is a lot of talk about that but that also seems to be difficult to get up and going gin the political situation we have in Australia. It all falls back to the Aussie dollar going lower to help the economy and maybe lower interest rates from the Reserve Bank.Thanks for that analysis Shane Oliver.Still to come - the Sydney siege inquest begins looking into the deadly weapon used by gunman Man Haron Monis.Plus, a small town in El Salvador lights up the streets with its annual fireball festival.And the Diamonds celebrate their third straight netball World Cup triumph. More on that and the rest of today's sport in Grandstand. A former teacher at Geelong Grammar has told a Royal Commission she felt her job was under threat when she told the head master her son had been sexually abused. The Royal Commission heard the school did nothing about the complaint, instead the perpetrator we mand at the school for another two decades and went on to molest more students before he was jailed - remained.When a Geelong Grammar teacher approached the head master John Lewis in the 1980s, telling him another teacher tried to have sex with her son she was told to be very careful. named
Her son, who also can't be named told the commission the head master John Lewis did nothing about the complaint. The commission today heard more than half a dozen stories of abuse. One victim has a sense he was molested but can't remember the incidents, despite the boarding house assistant pleading guilty to assaulting him dozens of times.It is confusing to have no recollection of the abuse. It is confront ing to think one day I could have a recollection of the abuse and I have repressed the memory.Aside from the sexual abuse, several witnesses today talked about what ha earlier been described as a subculture of brutality at Geelong Grammar, including at Timbertop, the school's alpine campus.A brutal environment. You are out in the bush with 14 other boys and you live very closely with the boys.The current principal Stephen Meeks is expected to address the claims made about the school's culture when he gives evidence later in the hearings. A new report has found mortality rates in Victoria's Latrobe Valley probably did rise during and shortly after the Hazelwood mine fire. Today, Victoria's former Chief Health Officer has defended her actions at the time.The Hazelwood mine fire inquiry brought to a halt by a distressed local.I want to speak to you people.Please leave the auditorium.He wanted to tell the inquiry the mine fire has dramatically affected his health.All I want is people to understand that we were affected so badly in Traralgon.The former Chief Health Officer, Dr Rosemary Lester was on the stand, answering questions over a so-called independent report from Melbourne University into the health affects of the fire. The inquiry heard evidence she tried to influence its conclusions.You didn't think there was a link between the mine fire and any increase in deaths in the Latrobe Valley, did you? It is a basic principle of scientific causation that the greater the exposure to the hazard the greater the affect should be seen. To have the affect not seen in Morwell, which was much more exposed, and seen in other parts of the Latrobe Valley which were much less exposed didn't seem to make logical played down
sense.The Department of Health played down the number of deaths in Traralgon and Moe but a new report by three prominent statisticians, commissioned by the inquiry itself, contradicts that stance.Based on historical data, the statisticians expected to see 250 deaths in the Latrobe Valley between February and June last year. There were in fact 284 deaths and the chance of that occurring randomly is 60-1. The report concluded there is moderate evidence of higher mortality and strong evidence of emergency hospital admissions as a result of the fire.People did die through this fire. Why did the health department cover up what was happening? The statisticians will be cross-examined tomorrow. Melbourne train travellers are facing two more days of disruption as the metro pay dispute drags on. Metro staff will walk off the job for an hour at 3 a.m. tomorrow morning as part of their industrial campaign. In response, the company has cancelled 50 train services up until 7.30. Then on Friday morning there will be a 4-hour strike from 10 a.m.We have to start pulling trains - running trains, fitting out the service from 8.30 in the morning. We won't get a full service back until 4.30 in the afternoon. This is a serious disruption and it is sad that it has come to this.The union has accused metro of overreacting, saying staff have promised to be back on the job as soon as the stoppages Haron
end.The shotgun which Man Haron Monis used to take has
hostages at Sydney's Lindt Cafe has been fired at an inquest into the siege. Dummy cartridges were used in the courtroom to safely demonstrate how the weapon is loaded and discharged.When the siege ended, the 12 gauge pump action shotgun was still loaded with two cartridges, Man Haron Monis had another 21 cartridges in his pockets. Survivor Louisa Hope today laid eyes on the weapon for the first time since the siege.It provokes a lot of feelings and emotions. It is part of the process now.The shotgun had been sawn-off at the barrel and butt ends making it less than half its original length. Ballistics investigator Walter Murphy said shortening of these firearms is generally to conceal them. The Manufrance brand shotgun which is more than 50 years old was fired and reloaded four times during the demonstration, taking between five and 10 second. Investigators don't know when the weapon was modified but believer it was done by someone with average mechanical skills. Also giving Ed was Homicide Squad commander Mick Willing who defended his decision not to seek a review of Monis' bail on an accessory to murder charge. Detective Willing said if he jumped up and down every time one of his officers got upset about something that happened in court, he would have little time to do anything else. Louisa Hope was troubled to hear the ammunition Monis used during the siege was up to 20 years old.It provokes questions in me about what we do about gun control and how we manage that kind of thing. That is what is important, the future and how we do things.She says it can't change what has happened but the inquest can make a difference. A 22-year-old woman is in intensive care in a Sydney hospital after she suffered a heart attack during a breast implant procedure. The woman was a patient at the Cosmetic Institute in Bondi. It is the second time a patient has had a heart attack while having breast implants at the company. Last month the ABC revealed the popular clinic is under investigation by health authorities for alleged inappropriate use of anaesthetics. Former and serving defence personnel who were exposed to toxic jet fuel during their careers are calling on authorities to review their approach to compensating those who fall ill. Current veterans who haven't served in a war zone miss out on official help. At the age of 38, Kym Ruhan is bringing up three boys alone after the death last year of her husband Jason.He was a big person to look after his family, massive, which he did.Jason Ruhan was an RAAF mechanic who worked on the fuel systems of the air force's fastest jets.He did what he had to do to get the job done. He was good at what he did.Jason Ruhan was often called on to work inside the fuel tanks of jets. Kym believes that exposure to fuel caused the non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that led to his death. Because he never served in a combat zone his claim for compensation was rejected by the Department of Veterans Affairs.I don't think there should be a difference of because you have worked overseas that you are more exposed than what you would be if you were back here.Melbourne lawyer Greg Isolani is representing the Ruhan family.DVA should give the benefit to the widow and children for a man who devoted his life and undertook the Repatriation Medical Authority
service he did .The

is responsible for determining what DVA pays out for. It only accepts benzine as a cause of many blood cancers, in the case of veterans who have served overseas. As a result of what it calls a particularly generosity towards them. Today it emerged it is considering throwing the threshold for safe benzine exposure for a number of blood cancers. That review will mainly benefit people who have served overseas. She has vowed to continue to fight for changes to the compensation system.Jason wasn't selfish. He wasn't asking for something for him, he was asking so it wouldn't affect other peoples' lives.The Ruhan family is now seeking compensation through defence's version of workers compensation. The threat of BlueScope steel shutting down with more than 5,000 job losses has drawn hundreds of steel workers to a union meeting in Wollongong. The company says the closure will go ahead unless it can shave $200 million in production costs. Unions told workers industrial action is no longer an option mediation
and they will head into intense mediation with BlueScope steel. Have no misunderstanding at the moment if we do not do what we have to do, an attempt to try and save it, it will close. They have estimated $760 million to shut it, can be done within six months. If the announcement is made in November to make the closure, in April, May next year, you will be on the unemployment line.Unions are calling on the Government to impose tariffs on all imported steel. Let's return to our top story tonight, the concerns about the slowing Australian economy. The local share market fell heavily this morning before recovering to finish slightly up. The biggest story was the Australian dollar which dropped below 70 US cents. First while gross domestic product, everything produced in Australia, increased 0.2% in the June quarter. GDP per person fell 0.2%. Over the past five years Australia's total GDP has increased 14% but per person it has increased only 5.7%. More than half the increase came from population growth. Real net national disposable income per person has fallen for five consecutive quarters which makes it the longest per capita income recession since the 1930s. It was longer than the GDP recessions of the 70s, 80s and the GFC. That is in Australian dollars. Those dollars by 10% less now than they did then. Today the dollar slipped below 70 US cents. The local share market had a weird day. Crunched at the opening, kept falling to a 2-year low at 1 o'clock and then rallied all afternoon to finish where it started the day. Some of the biggest risers included... China's having a big influence on global markets at the moment. The oil price crashed 10%, having gone up 20% in three days. Base metals fell last night but iron ore and coal went up.
Thousands of migrants have once again reached Greece's main land as the Government prepares for talks on tackling the overwhelming number of people reaching its shores. Two ships carrying more than 4,000 people travelled to a port in Athens overnight after living Lesbos Island. Most of them were on board from Syria. Are you happy you have left Syria? No, of course not. I left my family, my country. I am not happy at all, no. Do you want to go back? Of course. I want Syria to go back like it was and better still.From the Greek capital, many of the refugees took shuttle buses to the nearest railway station, believed they are heading to central Europe.What we need, peace!Thousands of migrants are spending a second day stranded at Budapest's main international train station. Hungarian authorities are preventing them from leaving to Germany and other parts of Europe.Europe is able economically and by every means Europe is able to accept and welcome all these people. We just need the politicians to listen to their hearts, act like human beings and open up the borders.Everybody let me go. I want to go.My children. Very tired, very bad here. Most of those crowded around the station camp last night as police guarded the entrance.Thai authorities say they have issued seven arrest warrants for suspects in last month's Bangkok bombing. Two men have been arrested over the attack which killed 20 people. A man detained yesterday near the Thai Cambodia border has been described as the main suspect and has been transferred to the capital for questioning. The other man arrested on the weekend has been charged with possessing explosives. It is like a snowball fight but just more dangerous. A small town in El Salvador has held its fireball festival. It is perhaps one of the most unusual Christian religious rites and it is confined to this celebration involving two groups flaming petrol soaked rags at each other. The festival marks a volcanic eruption. It tells the story of Saint Joseph's who fought the devil with balls of fire. The festival has been celebrated for decades. Despite safety concerns, few serious injuries have been reported. stretching
A slow moving surface is stretching across central Queensland and that is generating mid-level cloud but not much rain. A cold front further south is triggering scattered showers and storms over the Eyre Peninsula. A high keeps most of the west and south-west cool and clear.

Our top stories this hour - the Australian economy has suffered a sharp decline, scoring its weakest growth rate in two years. The June quarter GDP was just 0.2%. That takes the annual rate to 2%, the result sent the Australian dollar tumbling to below 70 US cents for the first Opposition Leader
time in six years.The Federal Opposition Leader is coming under increasing pressure within his own party to support the free trade deal with China. State Labor leaders in Victoria, SA, NSW and the ACT all backed the agreement but Bill Shorten maintains he won't rubber stamp a deal that threatens local jobs.More than 4,000 asylum seekers have reached Greece as Europe's migrant crisis worsens. The latest arrivals travelled by boat to Athens from Lesbos Island overnight. Most are from war-torn Syria. The EU's border control agency says 23,000 migrants arrived in Greece last week alone, an increase of 50% on the previous week.A 22-year-old woman is in intensive care in a Sydney hospital tonight after she suffered a heart attack during a breast implant procedure. The woman was a patient at the Cosmetic Institute in Bondi. It has
is the second time a patient has suffered a heart attack while having breast implants at the institute. Now it is time for the day's sport, here is Amanda Shalala with Grandstand. Bernard
Tonight - Lleyton Hewitt and Bernard Tomic set for a second round show down at the US Open but Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios crash out at Flushing Meadows. I'm Amanda Shalala and this is Grandstand.

Australia's Nick Kyrgios has bowed out in the first round of the US Open losing in four sets Thanasi
to third seed Andy Murray. Thanasi Kokkinakis retired early in the fifth set due to cramping.... After avoiding a suspension for the sledging controversy, Nick Kyrgios wasn't toning down his approach at the US Open. This time his anger was directed at fans moving around during the games.What the hell are they doing letting people in in the middle of the game? While the 20-year-old's temperament has been questioned, his talent hasn't. As Andy Murray took the first set, Kyrgios was asking his own questions.What am I doing? A more relaxed approach was called for.Sometimes it appeared too child with 4-time US Open champion John McEnroe saying Kyrgios thinks he is a vaudeville entertainer.I don't think any of us in this room were all perfect at 20. Speak up if you were. Thought so.The second set slipped by and Kyrgios showed his frustration Lleyton
early in the third. With mentor Lleyton Hewitt urging him on, the Australian forced a fourth set.Kyrgios was warned for an obscenity and was philosophical after a first round loss to the third seed Murray.I thought I put in a good performance tonight. It is not the result I wanted.Hewitt extended his US Open farewell. The 2001 champion will face Davis Cup team-mate Bernard Tomic in the second round.I have learnt a lot from him.The oppressive heat resulted in several players retiring. Among them was Thanasi Kokkinakis who suffered from severe cramping against Richard Gasquet. Even serving underarm before he and his racket called it quits early in the fifth set.The 2011 winner Samantha Stosur cruised into the second round with a straight sets win over Hungary's Timea Babos. Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has back flipped on his criticism of both sides in the players industrial dispute Australia. Postecoglou
with Football Federation Australia. Postecoglou says it is time to put the issue aside with the focus firmly on tomorrow's World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh.In recent days, Ange Postecoglou has had hash words for both the players union and Football Federation Australia. Now he has said the comments were out of frustration.Maybe it was becoming distracting to me and - you get sensitive around a team environment about things that maybe filter through and make you lose focus.The coach says all distractions have been put aside, with victory over Bangladesh the soul focus.Do I have fears about tomorrow night distracting snow no, because the players have been superb.With Mile Jedinak out, Tim Cahill has taken the captaincy. He won't be drawn on whether he will be there if the Socceroos qualify.I got written off of going to the last World Cup and made another Asia Cup. Let's leave it at that and see how I go.Australia is an almost unbackable favourite against the 170th ranked Bangladesh.My players are not afraid. They have respect but they are not expected
tourists.A capacity crowd is expected in Perth with only restricted view tickets remaining.Emily Seebohm lit up the recent swimming world championships in Kazan becoming the first Australian woman to win the 100 and 200 back stroke at a world titles. The 23-year-old also won gold with the women's 4 x 100m freestyle relay team and is in great form leading into next year's Rio Olympics. Emily joins us from Brisbane. Congratulations on those achievements. Your fifth world championships, you finally manage to breakthrough for the individual gold. How important was it to get that achievement? Thank you. It was really important. Just more for my confidence more than anything but leading into Rio it looks really good and I just hope to continue what I did in Kazan.Can you take me through the 100 back stroke first and what the focus was for that race? I had no idea what was going to happen because my It was
preparation was so up and down. It was just about getting out there and doing the best that I could. I was just lucky to get close to what I did in London in 2012. That was my best time since then. I was shocked with how good it was.We saw a beautiful outpouring of emotion from you, particularly on the podium. Why do you think you were so emotional? Because it has just been a long time coming. I was so close in London and ever since then I have just got second every time. Finally it was my turn to take the gold and to sing the anthem. I couldn't even get it out at the time.You had a phenomenal swim to win the 200 as well. Did you know you were capable of producing a swim like that heading into it? I think after the 100 it gave me a lot of confidence leading into the 200 and I had been feeling good all week, especially after the 4 x 100 freestyle relay team, being on that team was exciting and then the 100 and then the 200 came up and I said I think I can do this. When people don't pick you to be the favourite, it is pretty easy to get up there and show people wrong.You are now going to be a favourite and there is probably more pressure on you now in the lead-up to Rio. How will you handle that new tag? I think I will be OK. I have handled it the last couple of years. I have always put myself in lane four and been the favourite. I am excited leading into Rio with this amazing achievement behind me. I am excited for what will come next year.Australia finished second on the medal you
tally behind the US. What do you think has been behind this resurgence within the Australian team? With this year it was a bit of a younger team and a lot of improvements were made by people that were the seniors of the team. It is exciting to see what will come next year. We have made so much improvement since London. We have come together as a team, had more team activities, more time together as a team and it has been so much fun being a part of the team the last challenging
couple of years.How challenging has this year been, particularly having to change coaches just a couple of months before the world championships? Yes, it was stressful. There was a month where I was just set and I didn't know what I was going to do with myself and I was lucky to find a home at Brisbane Grammar and found an awesome coach in David Lush. We finally get a full prep together for next year.At London you got the silver in the 100 back stroke. What do you think has changed since will help
then and how do you think that will help you reach the top of the podium in Rio? I have worked hard on life outside swimming. With what happened in London, it was just because I had nothing else to look forward to. Swimming was it for me. I have worked really hard on life outside of swimming. I have my own horse. I do poll pole training as well as other ki.s I have worked hard on that which has helped me as a person and even in swimming it has helped me so much because I don't focus so much on swimming, it is not the only thing that I do. There is more it
to me than just swimming.When it comes it Rio, how much are you driven by the lure of that gold medal? A lot. It drives me every day. It gets me up in the morning. It is what makes me get to training and train hard. I have wanted it for so long and hopefully in Rio I can get it this time.Are you looking at the other events as well? I know the 100 is the pet event but are you marking the 200 and relays? Yes, I would love to be part of the relays again. I will work really hard on my 200 to be as strong as I was this year. I need to make some improvements and drop some time because the world record is 2.04 and Missy Franklin holds that. It will be tough next year.What is it like to have someone like Missy Franklin to be chasing? It is incredible. She is such an amazing person and she is so lovely to race as well. She is so nice about it when she beats you.You spoke about the culture of the Australian team. What do you think the dolphins will be capable of doing when it comes to Rio? Anything is possible. We have worked really hard together as a team and individually we work as hard as anyone will ever do. I am looking forward to seeing what the team can do. Nothing is impossible and I think that after London, we all want that success at an Olympic games.Emily Seebohm thanks for joining us and good luck for this Saturday at the Australian swimmer of the year awards. The Diamonds have relived their netball World Cup triumph with a public reception at Martin Place in Sydney. Fans turned out to celebrate the Australians' win over New Zealand in the decider two weeks ago.A chance for Sydney to see Diamonds up close.The way they conduct themselves in public and interact with the fans is just great to look up to them.Lovely people on and off the court.It is really important to keep putting it out there and make sure they get recognised for what they do.The Premier, now with his own netball bib, is impressed.It is simple, if you want to get a job done, you ask the women to do it. I am hoping there is a PM out of one of those one day. I keep on saying to them that they are such great leaders, you never know. Captain Laura Geitz led her team to its third straight World Cup victory.You as fans and supporters were a huge part in making it such a memorable moment for all of us.Natalie Medhurst is one of only eight Australian netballers to win three consecutive World Cups.No-one's won four.No. Are you going to be in Liverpool in four years time? Yes, we will go for that.It has been a whirlwind celebration for the Diamonds who are already focusing on their next encounter with New Silver
Zealand. They will take on the Silver Ferns in the constellation cup late in October. The team will be announced tomorrow. With a few retirees, at least three places are up for grabs.Fantastic players are knocking on the door for positions all over the court.They will be hoping for a chance to shine. To AFL news and after losing their coach and captain at the end of last season, few would have expected the Western Bulldogs to be a chance of a top four Their
finish with one round to play. Their season has provoked hope the longest premiership drought in the game could soon be broken.It has been a while since Western Bulldogs captain Bob Murphy has felt this hopeful heading into September.It is an optimistic time of year. The last three springs I have had or last four haven't been all that optimistic. A nice change of All season, the Dogs have defied expectations. They finished 14th last year and then lost their captain and coach. But with one round to play in 2015, their finals place is assured and some old believes are daring to dream again.It is remarkable to see what they have done and to see what the lads have done. It is different from what we expected.Angus Abbey is one of just eight surviving members of the club's only premiership side in 1954.61 years. You can't believe that. You think even by an accident they would be able to get up there and win a flag but nothing has happened.Abbey's wife, Dorothy, had a great uncle, a father, husband and son all play for the red, white and blue.I feel really excited, no question and I know there is a way to go yet but I feel the way they are playing is very good.The Bulldogs have stunned many this year with their quick ball movement and the rapid development of young talent.The first game they played against Adelaide, it went zap, zap and it was amazing.Brisbane awaits in their last home and away match before the excitement truly begins. Brisbane Broncos half-back Ben Hunt will miss tomorrow night's final round NRL match against Melbourne Storm at Lang Park. Hunt picked up an injury to his leg at training on Monday. Wayne Bennett insists he will be fit to return for the finals. Ashley Taylor will replace him. The Broncos need a win to maintain their minor premiership hopes. It has taken more than 11 years but Australian cyclist Michael Rogers has been rewared for his performance at the Athens Olympics. Rogers finished fourth in the individual time trial behind Tyler Hamilton. He three
was stripped of his gold medal three years ago. After a rule change by the IOC last year to honour clean athletes, Rogers was elevated to the podium.This bronze medal gives me great satisfaction and adds something tangible to my great memories. What makes today even more special is the presence of my three daughters.The 35-year-old is still a chance of qualifying for his fifth Olympics in Rio next year. That is all from Grandstand for now. You can catch up on the program on iView and Grandstand online. The top stories - Bill Shorten is coming under increasing pressure to support the free trade deal with China. State Labor leaders in Victoria, SA, NSW and the ACT are all backing the agreement. The Australian economy has suffered its weakest growth rate in two years, the annual figure now just 2%. The Australian dollar tumbled on the news to below 70 US cents. More than 4,000 asylum seekers have reached Greece as Europe's migrant crisis worsens. The latest arrivals travelled by boat to Athens from Lesbos Island. Most of them were from war-torn Syria.SA Police are treating a fire that gutted a 3-storey building in central Adelaide as suspicious. Investigations continued as workers returned to the area to witness the damage. John Burns was back at work this morning, a far cry from yesterday afternoon when his business was threatened by a fire that tore through a neighbouring property.We were all worried that it would cross the road and come across the buildings, depending on which way the wind was blowing.Felix was a tenant in the gutted building where he ran a kung-fu academy. He has lost everything.That is life, things happen. I have been 30 years. All gone suddenly. I don't feel the best.A supermarket owner next-door was far more fortunate.I thought of
it was like false alarm and all of a sudden we had to get out because there was smoke through the air and I looked and it was behind my building.The building butts others all around it so the potential for the fire to spread into those buildings was very real and it was one of our main concerns when we started to fight the fire yesterday.Fire SA
investigators are working with SA Police to determine exactly what happened but they do know that this area here was the origin point of the fire. You can see from the damage and debris all over this room just how intense that fire would have been when it was burning. The smell of smoke a day later is still thick in the air. As to what happens now, well police investigators are still working with the MFS to determine exactly what happened. Adelaide City Council engineers will then inspect the building to determine what should happen when investigations are complete. Part of that inquiry involves suggestions the area is frequented by squatters and homeless people.Do you know if the city council is aware there were squatters there? There is a squatter there all the time. They should know that but I call the police many times but Adelaide City
that is life.Something Adelaide City Council denies, police are treating the blaze as suspicious.It is an area that the fire cause investigators are looking at and considering as part of their investigation.Arson is being considered? Anything could be considered until they have concluded their investigation.For most this morning was just another busy it was
commute to work but for others, it was day one of what will be a long road to rebuild and recover. Researchers say a revolutionary new trial could eradicate cancer and the cause of death for children. Nearly 1,000 kids are diagnosed with cancer every year in Australia but scientists say treating tumours as unique and replacing them in mice could help identify a cure.Maria Psaradellis was diagnosed as a toddler with a life-threatening cancer in her neck.She would get into a grunt, cry and then eventually turn blue. Her airways would close up.Now nine, Maria has been in remission for seven years but if the cancer returns she would have less than a 30% chance of survival.When the children relapse or have a very drug resistant cancer, there is very little that the doctors can do.One in five Australian children with cancer dies from the disease. There are thousands of drugs available so
but every tumour is different so doctors have no way of knowing which drugs will work for which child.They basically may try one or two things but it is normally the end of the line.Now, in a world first trial, researchers are taking cancer cells out of the child and growing the same tumour in the lab, where special robots screen them against hundreds of drugs. The results are known within days.From here every drug is short listed for trial is given to a mouse, implanted with a tumour that is unique to a specific child to see which drug or combination of drugs works best. There is no guarantee what works in the mouse will cure the child but scientists are optimistic.Our hope with this campaign is we take it to 100% cure rate and that is what drives people like me every day.Kayne Cook was diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer at three months old. After a year in remission, he still faces a high risk of relapse.Never want to be in that situation but it is always good to know that there is something there.For other families, this new approach might just save their child's life. We have heard of storm chasers, what about Aurora chasers? A group of adventurers are part of a growing community of photographers who head into the darkness, searching for incredible light shows.Kelli and Phil Nalder are obsessed with their new hobby, Aurora chasing. It involves trying to photograph an eruption of solar activity, known as the Aurora Australis. All set for later on. It will clear.Tasmania's dark skies are the perfect canvass for the spectacular natural light show.It is like you are a kid again and you see something for the first time that is beyond what you could have ever possibly imagined.It is the Southern Lights, the exact same thing as the Northern Lights but it is not as well-known.But getting the weather to cooperate is not easy.Even though it is raining over us, there is an Aurora happening up there in the night sky.Professional photographer Luke O'Brien takes novices on night sky courses. He says Aurora chasing is growing rapidly with 24,000 dedicated members of the Facebook group.When social media it is at its best. People are enthusiastic and excited and they are sharing.There are Aurora sceptics. Nick Dobinson's family accused him showed
of faking his pictures.I showed my parents and they didn't believe me. I had to keep it on the camera, they thought I fixed it up on the computer.Even veterans of the chase continue to be in awe of the Southern Lights.When you see it shimmering and dancing, there is nothing like it. You can't compare it to anything else.A natural dance that continues to captivate Tasmania's Aurora chasers. The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is playing host to one of the world's most celebrated opera Sopranos. Renee Fleming is a 4-time Grammy winner and has performed for The Queen, President Obama and before the US Super Bowl. She says one of her greatest thrills is helping young singers achieve success. Renee Fleming has come a long way from the early days of her career when she was mentored by Dame Joan Sullivan. Now she recalls the Australian diva's lessons for a new generation.I quote them and sound impressive.She has been lured back to Melbourne by her old friend Sir Andrew Davis who conducts the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.It is a privilege to be in the presence of such an incredible world class soprano. It is not often that she makes it down under.Renee Fleming has performed before Presidents, The Queen and the biggest sporting event in the US. (Sings) # For the land of the free... #I knew I was going to be in front of a massive audience. I didn't realise how big it would be, but I was ready. I enjoyed it very much, - if you can just walk across the field in six inch heels with a platform, you are already there.But there have been tough assignments too like her performance at the 9-11 memorial in New York.There is still a tremendous amount of smoke and debris and everything in the air, so it was unforgettable.But she is not yet ready to slow down.I absolutely can pick and choose what I want to do. I am not the relaxing type.Guaranteeing many more high notes still to come. A slow moving surface is stretching across central Queensland and that is generating mid-level cloud but not much rain. A cold front further south is triggering scattered showers and storms over the Eyre Peninsula while a high keeps most of the west and south-west cool and clear.

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Tonight - fears the Australian economy is running out of steam.These figures are directly in line with our Budget expectations.Every quarter since Mr Abbott and his Liberals got elected two years ago, economic growth has come in below trend. Live by CSI Australia
This Program is Captioned Live by CSI Australia Also ahead, the gun used in the deadly attack on a Sydney cafe fired at the inquest. Boat loads of asylum seekers arrive in Greece as thousands spend a second day protesting outside Hungary's main train station.Coming up in half an hour on The Business, Australia takes a big pay cut. A slump in growth shows national income on the slide. And from union boss to money man, Paul Howes on the $1.7 trillion super shake-up. Good evening, Eliza Harvey with ABC News. The Australian economy has scored its weakest growth rate in two. In the June quarter, the GDP grew by 0.2%. But the Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey maintains there is a positive story in today's weak Going
economic growth figures. Going West to join a star candidate and family. The Canning by-election will test whether people are listening to the PM's daily pitch.This is a Government which every day is focused on jobs, growth and community sieve ty.Back east the Treasurer was wrestling with anaemic growth.Real economic growth rose by 0.2% in the June quarter. A little below market expectations of 0.4%.The mining boom is over, exports are declining, growth has slowed to a crawl. It was mostly Government spending that kept the economy's heart beating from April to June but Joe Hockey's May Budget did anticipate the slow down, with the iron ore price set at $48 a tonne, half of what was forecast a year earlier.These figures are directly in line with our Budget expectations.Every quarter since Mr Abbott and his Liberals got elected two years ago, economic growth has come in below trend.The story of these numbers is national income is falling. That's a really worry for any Government. This one has pinned Trade Agreement
hope for salvation on its Free Trade Agreement with China and launched a broad side on Labor that it will rob Australians of jobs.Bill Shorten is playing fast and loose with our future.The Government is painting the Opposition Leader as increasingly isolated, as Labor luminaries and State Labor leaders swing in behind the deal.I support a good Free Trade Agreement because that sort of agreement would be good for Victorian jobs.I think there is broad support for a trade deal.I'm comfortable my Federal colleagues are up for a trade agreement with China.The only people opposing it are the CFMEU, the ACTU and Bill Shorten. He's keeping pretty dodgy company, I've got to say.The Opposition Leader says there is no disagreement.The State Labor leaders, who I have spoken to today, are on the same page. They are committed to Australian jobs first.The deal must be sealed by year's end. HSBC's Chief Economist Paul Bloxham says while there is cause for concern, the figures weren't
aren't disastrous.Certainly weren't strong numbers but they weren't disastrous either because we did see the economy continued to grow in the second of the
quarter. It grew by 0.2. A part of the slow down is a statistical pay back for the fact the first quarter showed a growth of 0.9%. Year on year, over the past year we have grown 2% over the year period and 2% growth is a bit below trend. We should be aiming to get it at 2.75 or 3% growth. So it is a bit below trend. It's not disastrous. It's just the economy is taking a while to get back to trend as we transition from mining investment which has been falling to the non-mining sectors of the economy.I suppose these numbers are looked at compared to the recent market fluctuations, yet this is looking at long-term trends, isn't it? Is it better than what people were expecting?It was weaker than what was expected but was in line with what the RBA were forecasting. They were forecasting 0.2% growth. Countries like Canada have seen a contracts, Brazil, Russia, these are countries that are big commodity producers, much falls
like Australia and have had big falls in commodity prices. Australia is dealing with that fall in commodity prices better than some.Does that mean we are doing that transition We have
better than we had discussed? We have been talking so much about China and obviously maybe Australia has got a good Australia's growth
fundamental base?I think Australia's growth is rebalancing. It's shifting from being led by mining investment which has fallen 21% over the past year by being led over the other sectors. Household consumption is growing at 2.5%. The services sectors in general are driving growth. If you add those two factors together, the falling mining investment to the pick-up in the other sectors you are left with growth that is sluggish.What does it mean for rates?It won't surprise the RBA particularly. They were forecasting GDP growth to be 2% over the past year and we have letting
in mind the RBA is focused on letting the Aussie dollar, which is sitting at 70 cents and fallen 15% on a trade weighted basis is 26% lower than the US dollar. They will let the Aussie dollar do the they will
work for them. We don't think Still
they will cut further. Still to come tonight, we will hear from retired US General David Petraeus as he delivers a speech in Sydney. That is coming up after The Business. Panic in Paris as a huge blaze takes hold of an apartment building. And a logo makeover for internet search engine Google. We will reveal what prompted the change. A former teacher at Geelong Grammar told an inquiry she felt her job was under threat when she told the headmaster her son had been sexually abused. The Royal Commission commission heard the school did nothing about the demant but he remained at the school for two decades and went on to molest more students before he was jailed. When a Geelong Grammar teacher approached the headmaster John Lewis in the early 1980s telling him another teacher tried to have sex with her son, she was told to be very careful. Her son, who also can't be named, told the commission the headmaster John Lewis did nothing about the complaint: more than half
The commission today heard more than half a dozen stories of abuse. One victim has a sense he was molested but can't remember the incidents, despite a boarding house assistant pleading guilty to assault ing him dozens of times.It is confusing to have no recollection of the abuse. It is confronting to think one day I could have a recollection of the abuse and I have repressed sexual
the memory.Aside from the sexual abuse, several witnesses today talked about what had earlier been described as a Geelong
subculture of brutality at Geelong Grammar, including at timber top, the school's Alpine campus.A brutal environment, you are out in the bush with 14 other boys in your unit and live closely with those boys. It's a 'Lord of the Flies' type situation at times.The current principal Steven meek is expected to address the claims when he gives evidence later in the hearings. The shotgun which mon machine mon used - Man Haron Monis used to take hostages were demonstrated at the hearing today. When the siege ended, the 12 gauge pump action shotgun was still loaded with two cartridges. Man Haron Monis had another 21 cartridges in his pockets. Survivor Louisa Hope today laid eyes on the weapon for the first time since the siege.You know, it provokes a whole lot of feelings and emotions, of course. However, it's part of the process now.The shotgun had been sawn off at the barrel and butt ends, making it less than half its original length. Ballistics investigator Walter Murphy said shortening of these firearms is Manufrance
generally to conceal them. The Manufrance LaSalle shotgun which is more than 50 years old was fired and reloaded four times during the demonstration, taking between five and ten seconds. Investigators don't know when the weapon was modified but believe it was done by someone with average mechanical skills. Also giving evidence was Homicide Squad Commander detective Mick Willing who defended his position of not seek bail. He said: Detective Willing said if he jumped up and down every time one of his officers got upset in
about something that happened in court, he would have little Louisa Hope
time to do anything else. Louisa Hope was troubled to hear the ammunition Man Haron Monis used was up to 20 years old.It provokes questions in me about what we do about gun control and how we manage that. That is what is important, the future and how we do things.She says it can't change what happened but the inquest can make a difference. The fiancee of Lucille Butterworth has told the Tasmanian inquest into her death he never suspected the man who has been named as the main person of interest in the case. The model disappeared from a bus stop in Hobart 40 years ago in one of the country's most baffling missing person's cases.It was an emotion charged day. Lucille Butterworth's fiancee John Fitzgerald broke down as he recalled his days with the part-time model.You only ever have one soulmate in your life. I lost mine.The 20-year-old vanished from a bus stop in the Hobart suburb of Claremont in August 1969. She was on her way it meet her fiancee in New Norfolk about half an hour away for a Miss Tasmania fundraising meeting. He said he wasn't too worried when she didn't arrive, assuming she missed the bus or was sick. That changed when he rang first her work and her mother the next today. There were more tears when he recounted receiving an anonymous letter saying she was New
buried at an old golf course in New Norfolk. We were digging with our bare hands. When we dug down, it was an old dead ram. You would not believe the joy at not finding anything".A horrific thing. You are looking for an answer and yet you don't want an answer.Mr Fitzgerald was childhood friends with the albino family that lived nearby, the Hunt family. He said Geoffrey Charles Hunt, named as the main of interest used to watch them and Lucille on one occasion said loudly enough for him to hear "Whitey is watching us". Mr Fitzgerald said he never suspected hunt hunt. Hunt hunt raped and murdered Suzanne Knight in 1976. Mr Fitzgerald told the inquest he suspected a mutual friend Dennis Wood was responsible. He was a taxi driver who worked the area where Lucille Butterworth disappeared and said when he asked him about his movements that night he was evasive, giving three different answers. suspicions
Mr Fitzgerald reported his suspicions to police but they weren't interested.

It's a feeling shared by her brothers. Do you think you would have Lucille now if they had taken you seriously?There may be a chance she might still be alive.Both of Lucille's brothers will give evidence when the inquest resumes. The outgoing Sex Discrimination Commissioner says domestic violence is the gravest human rights abuse happening in Australia today. Elizabeth Broderick says on average two women are murdered by a man they know every week. But she remains optimistic it can change.Tamara Robertson is a survivor of domestic violence. Her ex-husband was jailed for two for drugging alleged raping her.I had come from a family where domestic violence was prevalent. I met my ex-husband when I was 17 and we were together for 12 years all up and during that time there was ongoing sexual and psychological abuse.She now domestic violence
helps other women escape domestic violence and teaches men to understand their role in stopping violence.A lot of it starts with education, so I think that educating our children, whether it be, if it's not able to be done at home, then through the schooling system where they are taught about what healthy relationships look like.The outgoing sex discrimination officer has identified domestic violence as the biggest barrier to gender equity.Violence against women and their children is the gravest human rights abuse happening in Australia today.The Commissioner is optimistic there is evidence gender in schools is seeing men see themselves as equal.How would you know what one looked like?It's important that it is something that not only women talk about but men talk about with their children.Survivors of violence say a continued emphasis on family violence will give more women the courage to leave abusive relationships. A 22-year-old woman is in Vincent's Hospital
intensive care in Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital after she suffered a heart attack during abreast implant procedure. She was patient at the Cosmetic Institute in Sydney's east. It was the second person to have a heart attack at the clinic. Last month the ABC revealed it is under investigation by authorities for alleged inappropriate use of anaesthetics. A pet camel and donkey have been shot dead shortly after being brought to their new home at Tennant Creek station in the NT. A warning, this story contains images which may disturb some people. Twinkles was no ordinary camel but a beer-drinking Territory icon loved by grey nomads across the country. But twinkle's life came to a gruesome end when the camel was shot with an arrow.You can see the arrow. I nearly tripped over the arrow, it had gone from one side through the other Muckaty
sized.Twinkle was raised at Muckaty Station along with a donkey.In the same paddock. Ate the same grass and drank the same water and slept together and great mates.The two an mols had only been acquired as pets hours before they were shot.Those animals would have stayed there until they got old and ragged and all the old grey nomads would have camel
been feeding them bread and a camel is known to love a beer on a hot day. It would have been a tourist enthusiasts have
attraction.Bow-hunting enthusiasts have condemned the actions of the unknown shooter.These are idiots, they are obviously driving down the road, seen an animal and shot it. It's not what we are about. We are about the control of feral animals in Australia but certainly not pets behind a fence line without approval. Police are looking for the driver of a very dark blue or black late model four-wheel at the
drive that was seen in the area at the time of the shooting. Detectives say the arrows appear to be compound bow arrows which are controlled weapons in the NT and penalties apply for their misuse. Melbourne train travellers are facing two more days of disruption as the Metro pay dispute drags on. Metro staff will walk off the job for an morning
hour at 3 o'clock tomorrow morning as part of their industrial campaign. In response the company has cancelled 50 train services up until 7:30. On Friday morning, there will be a four-hour strike from 10am.We have it start pulling trains, running trains, thinning out the service from 8:30 in the morning. We won't get a full service back until 4:30 in the afternoon. This is a serious disruption and it's sad it's come to this.The unions have accused Metro of over reacting saying staff promised to be back on the job as soon as the stoppages end. A Darwin couple in their 70s has become the first to be fined for growing backyard bananas in an exclusion zone. Ron and Kay Harbeck refused to destroy their plants during the NT's first round of eradication which ended in April. Today the couple was given a $765 fine. They also tried to negotiate having the stumps dug up rather than using a poison which they were concerned about a carcinogenic.I'm not happy with it being played out in such a quantity to kill a banana plant. It also will ruin the soil.Bananas can't be grown in Top End exclusion zones until May next year. A central Queensland town has vowed to fight a decision by mining giant BMA to outsource 300 jobs at its Blackwater mine. They say the move will devastate the community and are calling for the Government to intervene. 1,000 voices united in fear and frustration.You have a right and a responsibility to raise this concern. Raise this concern!Residents, unions and mine workers met in Blackwater last night to discuss BMA's decision to hand over major work to contractors and offer full-time staff voluntary redundancies or redeployment.If they succeed from moving from permanent jobs to casual jobs, they will do it in Moranbah, they will do it in Dysart, they will do it everywhere in regional Australia. You know I'm right.BMA didn't attend but said challenging market conditions were threatening the mine's viability and urgent action had to be taken. For residents it's a message that is becoming all too familiar.I swear there are two kids gone every day from my school when I speak on parade.Unions want the State and Federal Governments to step in and create laws to ensure more stability for those in the resources sector. Residents say it's not just mine workers that will suffer. They say if families are forced to leave, the town could lose teachers, business owners and emergency services workers. Eight of the town's auxiliary firefighters work at the mine, including Captain Glen Hamilton.Everyone is gobsmacked that it happened and a mine that was doing so well, or we thought was doing so well.BMA says it's still consulting with staff but so far there is little certainty.There is limited information for people that are worried, worried and concerned about their future.The Federal Productivity Commission
Government says the independent Productivity Commission will consider work conditions at mine as part of its current review. Thousands of asylum seekers have inundated Greece again as the Government prepares for talks on tackling the overwhelming number of people reaching its shores. Two ships carrying more than 4,000 people travelled to a port in Athens at night after leaving Lesbos Island. Most of them were from Syria.Are you happy you left Syria?No, of course not. I left my family, my country, I'm not happy at all.Do you want to go back?Of course I want to go back. I want Syria to come back like it was and better.From the Greek capital many of the asylum seekers took shuttle buses to the nearest railway station. It's believed they are headed to central Europe with Germany being a popular destination since accept
Berlin said it was willing to accept 800,000 people.What we need?Thousands of asylum seekers are spending a second day stranded at Budapest's main international train station. Hungarian authorities are preventing them from leaving for Europe.Europe is able to welcome all these people. Europe is able economically, by any means, to accept and welcome all these people. We just need the politicians to listen to their hearts, act like human beings and open up the borders.Everybody, all, OK. Go, can we go, let me go. I want go. My children very tired, very bad here, very bad. Most of those crowded around the station camped overnight as police guarded the entrance. A fire in a Paris apartment building has killed eight people, including two children. It took more than 100 firefighters to contain the inferno. The blaze is believed to have started on the ground floor before quickly spreading into the stairwell and upper levels. Some of the residents who died had tried to escape through windows. Four survivors are in a critical condition in hospital. Thai authorities have issued seven arrest warrants for suspects in last month's Bangkok bombing. Two men have been arrested over the attack which killed 20 people. The main suspect was detained near the Thai-Cambodia border and has been transferred to the capital for questioning. Another man has been charged with possessing explosive. The logo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been scrapped following accusations of plagiarism against its designer. The design in question is the letter T and a red circle in what is believed to resemble the Japanese flag. The organising committee came under pressure to scrap the logo after a Belgian artist complained his design had been stolen and took legal action. The designer denied plagiarising the logo but works
admitted copying other online works for a previous project. It's an embarrassing blow for the project after they were forced to scrap a design after a budget blowout.First they changed their name, now their in
logo. Google revamped its look in the first major re-brand of the company since 1999. The new logo retains the four-colour look but ditches the Serif font which should make the logo more readable even in the smallest of screens. Google says the higher influx of users on mobile phones rather than desktop computers prompted the change. A group of Tasmanian adventurers are part of a growing community known as aurora chasers. The night photographers head into the darkness in search of an incredible light show. Kelly and Phil Nalder are obsessed with their new hobby, aurora chasing. It involves trying to photograph an eruption of solar activity known as the Aurora Australis. it's
All set for later, yay, and it's going to clear.Tasmania's dark skies are the perfect canvass.It's like you're a kid again and you see something for the first time that is beyond what you could have ever Southern
possibly imagined.It's the Southern Lights, the same thing as the Northern Lights but not as well known.But getting the weather to co-operate isn't easy.Even though it's raining over us, there is an aurora happening up there in the night sky.Professional photographer Luke O'Brien takes novices on night sky courses. He says aurora chasing is growing rapidly, with 24,000 dedicated members of the Facebook groupSocial media at its best. People are enthusiastic, they are excited and they are sharing.There are aurora sceptics. Nick Dobinson's family accused him of faking his pictures.I showed the parents and they didn't believe camera because
me so I had to keep it on the camera because they thought I fixed it up on the Cam computer.Even veterans are in awe of the Southern shimmering
Lights.When you see it shimmering and dancing, there is nothing like it. You can't natural
compare it to anything else.A natural dance that continues to captivate Tasmania's aurora chasers. If you want to know more team
about how auroras work, the made
team at ABC News Online have made a special interactive feature about Aurora Australis. Head to our website at abc.net.au/news. A slow-moving surface is stretching across central Queensland and that is generating mid-level cloud but not much rain. A cold front further south is triggering scattered showers and storms over the Eyre Peninsula while a south-west
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It's a proud moment for every mother when their baby learns in
to swim and it's no different in the animal kingdom. This baby hippo has been swimming alongside her mother at San Diego's zoo pool. Five-month-old Devi practiced her barrel roll as curious tourists watched on. She has begun eating solid foods and zoo keepers say they are confident of a bright future.