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Domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty stands with the Prime Minister as the Government pledges a $41 million funding package. I've worked really hard this year. I've spoken at over 250 events and reached over 50,000 people trying to get this message across of how serious family violence is in our society. Al-Jazeera journalists among 100 prisoners pardoned and treed from Egyptian prisons. A group of asylum seekers detained in Indonesia following a failed attempt to reach Australia.Good afternoon. You're watching ABC News. I'm Brigid Glanville. Also ahead on the program, Pope Francis calls on Americans to build a tolerant and inclusive society. And the Wallabies win a hard-fought match against Fiji in their World Cup opener in Cardiff. This Program Is Captioned Live by CSI Australia The disrespect of women should be made un-Australian, that is the message from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull who's announced more than $100 million to curb domestic violence. Political reporter Dan Conifer.I'm really very emotional. I've worked really hard this year.Rosie Batty knows the terror family can inflict far too well. Her 11 yorl son Luke died at the hands of his father last year. She's urged Governments to do more starting to
ever since. We finally are starting to hear from the leaders of our country that they are addressing this issue.The family violence package is the first decision of Malcolm Turnbull's Cabinet. $17 million will try to keep women safe in their homes with measures including security cameras or new locks and millions will be spent on technology with funding for up to 20,000 new mobile phones to prevent women being tracked and trials of GPS technology to continuously track perpetrators. Those people who are going to basically end up, if we're not careful, killing a woman. There will be millions of dollars worth of training including police
for front-line workers including police and hospital staff to better support are victims and money to establish one-stop DV support hubs. Over the longer term, the Prime Minister says the culture of Australians needs to change. We have to make it as though it was un-Australian to disrespect women. We must become a country which is known for its respect for women.This week is a tragically timely one for the government's announcement. A 12-year-old girl was allegedly killed by her step father in the NSW Hunter region yesterday and pregnant mother of four Kirallee Papari and her unborn bludgeoned
baby girl were allegedly bludgeoned to death by the woman's partner in Sydney's west on Tuesday. We will see another example of a woman losing her life as a result of family violence so whilst today is a great step forward, there is still so, so much more work to be done.The job starts with respect and $100 million but will take at least half the population to complete it.

We'll have more on domestic violence later on in the program. We'll speak to Tracy Howe who's on the domestic violence prevention advisory panel. A man accused of murdering his step daughter in the Hunter Valley remains in police custody with the matter adjourn ed until October 7. The Maitland
31-year-old was arrested near Maitland yesterday after the body of the 12-year-old was found by a family member a few hours earlier. The matter was heard in Maitland Local Court this morning where the magistrate granted an adjournment to Newcastle in two weeks. The accused requested not to appear in court and did Australian
not apply for bail. The Western Australian parliament has passed a motion urging the Federal Government to abandon its planned plebiscite on same-sex marriage and instead allow politicians a conscience expressed
vote. Premier Colin Barnett expressed deep concern over the divisive impact of a popular vote on the issue, saying it would expose some of the worst aspects of Australian society. The original motion put forward by Labor MP Lisa Baker called for the WA parliament to support marriage equality but it was amended and passed. It instead calls for a free vote by Federal MPs. Freedom of information documents have revealed the department of former Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, discussed investigating the Bureau of Meteorology after media claims it was exaggerating global warming estimates. The move followed reports in 'The Australian' newspaper questioning the bureau's methodology for analysing temperatures. The articles published in August and September last year reported claims the BOM was willfully ignoring evidence that contradicts its own propaganda. The Bureau of Meteorology strongly rejected the assertions but FOI documents obtained by the ABC show just weeks later the department of Prime Minister and Cabinet canvassed using a task force to carry out on the climate records. Australian journalist Peter Greste has welcomed the release and pardon of his Al-Jazeera colleagues. Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were freed by the Egyptian President ahead of a trip to the UN in New York but Greste still has a criminal conviction and says the fight is not over to clear his name and those of other journalists convicted in Egypt. Middle East correspondent Sophie MacNeil reports. Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were suddenly freed by prison officials just names
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names were on the pardon list. Where are we goinger to start? What are we going to do? We're going to travel the world, we're going to celebrate, we're going to party. We really hope this is - our families have suffered so much since the beginning of this trial and we're very happy that the President Sisi took this action and released us.Mohamed Fahmy says he will continue to keep fighting for press freedom in Egypt. I will be speaking more about the case and the trial. I know there are other defendants who are still in prison related to this case. Baher Mohamed and his wife went straight home to their three small children, one owhom was born while he was in prison. We can live like normal people ask go back home, enjoy my life and that's it. That's it.Their Australian colleague Peter Greste, who was freed in February, is recording a program on ABC television in Sydney the moment he found out. We've just had some late-breaking news here. Oh, my God. Mohamed Fahmy has been pardoned.Obviously overjoyed at his call' freedom, Peter Greste's name was not on the list of pardons which means he is still a convicted criminal. everybody who
If justice is to be served then everybody who was caught up in this case, including all of us who are still convicted in absentia, must have their names cleared. The pardon's come alt festival
the beginning of the Muslim festival of Eid al Adha and a day before the Egyptian President is due in New York to attend the annual United Nations summit of world leaders. Asylum seekers on board a boat that attempted to reach Australia yesterday paid failed
as little as $650 for the failed voyage from Indonesia. They were heading for Christmas island but ran into bad weather off west Java. Indonesia correspondent George Roberts reports. Washed up a long way from its destination. The small wooden boat was supposed to get the asylum seekers to Australia but it didn't get far, running into big waves off the south coast of west Java, those on board sought help from local fishermen to bring them ashore. From Bangladesh we used a small boat to Thailand, stayed for three days and took another boat to Malaysia, spent three days there and crossed to Midan, entering Indonesia.From there, it was meant to be a cheap trip. From Jakarta to Australia it cost $6.5 million rupiah, that's less than $650 Australian dollars, significantly less than the thousands of dollars people smugglers used to charge.Police who processed the asylum seekers told ABC News there was no mention of political change in Australia being behind their reasons for attempting the trip. Why did you leave from pleings? Because of poverty and unrest. FroNow they're being held by Indonesian immigration officials. The head of the CFMEU in Queensland has told the Royal Commission into trade demand for
unions he didn't hear about a demand for documents from the union until the day after it was formally served last year. By that time a large quantity of documents had been removed from the union's offices in Brisbane that were later destroyed. Sul Mark Solomons is at the hearing and joins us from Brisbane. Mark, thank you. What have we heard this morning? We have been hearing evidence from Michael Ravbar, he's the secretary of the CFMEU in Queensland. He described himself as the boss, as being the man in charge. What he's been describing is a big clean-out. This word was used a lot, a clean-out or clean-up of documents in the CFMEU's headquarters in Brisbane in early April 2014. On 1 April, 2014, the Royal Commission issued effectively a subpoena, a notice to produce documents to the union at its Melbourne headquarters and the hearing was shown an email in which officials
more than 50 officials, senior officials and other staff at the CFMEU were told about this notice to produce but Mr Ravbar has told the commission he didn't see that email until the following day.So is the inquiry just looking into that today or are we expecting other issues to come up? No, we're going to be looking exclusively at this document destruction issue today. That's been the focus of all of this week's looking
hearings. Last week we were looking at a house built for a fellow union official of Mr Ravbar's, Dave Hanna, and we've now moved on to this destruction of documents. Mr Hanna's name has come up, in fact Mr Ravbar gave testimony just earlier in come he said that when security cameras at the CFMEU's offices were covered up during this removal and subsequent disrkz of this very large quantity of documents, firstly he was unt wear of it happening, he says he only found out about it two weeks later, and he said when he did find out about it he used the words - in testimony just now he said it was, "Pathetic and typical Hanna," so he's clearlien pointing the finger at Dave Hanna and we think am Hanna will be recalled to answer further questions about this later today. Who else is likely to give evidence today? We've had a couple of witnesses recalled who gave evidence earlier in the week, they're CFMEU officials. We may get some more of those people. We're certainly going to get Mr Hanna but we do need to wrap up today so I don't think there's going to be scope for many others.Mark Solomons, thank you. The man accused of setting fire to his Rozelle convenience shop in Sydney's inner west has been committed to stand trial for multiple charges including three counts of murder. 27-year-old Chris Noble and his neighbours beanga obri Her baby son Jude were killed in the last
deadly explosion in September last year. Business owner Adil Khan is accused olighting the and
fire to claim insurance money and get himself out of a difficult financial situation. European leaders have agreed to a $1.5 billion aid pack frning Syrian asylum seekers. At an emergency meeting in Brussels, EU delegates announced funning for the UN Refugee Agency and World Food Programme in Turkey, agreed
Lebanon and Jordan. They also agreed to set up processing centres in Balkan countries which have been recognised as a key route to the European Union. The measures we have agreed today will nottind the crisis but they are all necessary - will not end the crisis but they are necessary steps in the right direction.Mr Tusk warned the numbers of asylum seekers head fooing Europe would run into the millions. China has signed a $54 billion deal with American company Boeing to buy 300 jets and to build an aircraft plant on the Chinese mainland. News came on Chinese President Xi Jinping's first full day in the US where he visited the Boeing assembly everyone
plant in Washington. Not everyone is happy with indeal that will see Boeing making planes in China. The idea that China can have these unfair labour practices that entices American corporations to send our jobs overseas is something abhorrent. That willened up being their biggest, that will end up being their best, that will end up taking a tremendous number of jobs away from the United States.Also protesting outside the Boeing factory were pro Tibetan groups opposed to China's clampdown in the Himalayan region. Pope Francis has not shied away from controversy on his US tour, addressing church sexual abuse and urging action on climate change. Tens of thousands of people turned out to catch a glimpse of the man dubbed the people's Pope at a parade in the US capital. North America correspondent Stephanie March reports. Get the Pope. I got the Pope right here. It was a very American welcome. Fitting for the world's first Latin American Pope on his first trip to the US. I could not sleep last night. That's very wonderful.After hours of anticipation, he arrived.This is the moment that these people have been waiting hours for, to see the Pope pass by here on them
Conway Farms and for many of them it's the closest they'll ever get to seeing one of the world's most popular spiritual leaders. Captured by a sea of iPhones, a little girl went off script and so did the Pope. It was brief but he didn't disappoint. Super exciting. Overwhelming. I'm about to cry again. Holy Father, on behalf of Michelle and myself, welcome to the White House.Earlier, the Pope met with Barack Obama at the White House with the world's media watching on, he took the opportunity to address one of the issues closest to his heart. Mr President, climate change is a problem we can no longer be left to our bishops
future generation. Speaking to bishops during a prayer at the city's cathedral, the pontiff controversially congratulated his clergymen for the way they've handled the church sexual abuse scandal. TRANSLATION: I realise how much the pain of recent years has weighed upon you and I have supported your generous commitment to bring healing to victims in the knowledge that in healing we too are healed and to work to ensure that such crimes will never be repeated.Powerful and provocative words from a Pope who knows how to equally court krers ey and charm. God bless worldwide are
America.(APPLAUSE)Muslims worldwide are celebrating the sack ruofficial, id festival. Around 20,000 peopletonied early-morning prayer at the Lakemba mosque in Western Sydney. Reporter Bonny Simons Brown who was there. Thousands of people have come here to Lakemba mosque to mark one of the most important dates on the Islamic calendar. Eid al Adha celebrates the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia or the Hajj. Family and friends are here to pray. They spent a couple of hours doing that this morning and now they'll gather at each other's houses, pay each other visits and exchange gifts. Of course, lots of politicians like to come to these events too and we heard from one local MP, the deputy leader of the option, Linda Burnie, just earlier. This just an important celebration to show respect, to demonstrate tolerance and the embrace and the generosity of the Muslim community in & this festival is open for everyone. It is just an extraordinary statement of Lakemba
faith and belief.Of course largest of
Lakemba mosque is one of the largest of its kind in Australia and yet they still couldn't fit everyone in here people can
today. Normally about 5,000 mosque
people can make it inside the mosque but some 20,000 were expected for such a big event like Eid al Adha so they had to close the street down outside and people were laying prayer mats down in the brisk morning air. Festivities will continue here in this community Muslim communities around the world today and through to the weekend. Donning white, millions of faithful take one of the greatest steps as a one
Muslim, the Hajj pilgrimage is one of the five pillars of Islam for those that are able. Millions of Muslims meet side by side to pray and conduct various rituals. A coordinated journey from the holy city of Mecca to Mina and mount Arafat. The place said to be where Prophet Muhammad delivered his final sermon. TRANSLATION: I wish a very happy and blessed Eid to all the Islamic and Arabic nations and I also wish for stability across all nations under war. I wish for stability in Libya, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Yemen, Syria. I wish them stability and a joyful life to all these brotherly and friendly nations.It's been a challenging road to this year's 6-day gathering. A deadly crane collapse at the Great Mosque killed 109 people including Moraya's father. We came to do Hajj with dad but he's not here. I accept it here. The best thing we can do is make the best for dad. It is not how I expected my Hajj to be. God had something different for me. U. We came here to do this together but obviously things happen, things change. We can't do anything about that.The country has stepped up its security. 100,000 officers and 7,000 CCTV cameras have been positioned around the religious with
sites. Saudi Arabia is at war with its neighbour Yemen and the region is struggling with extremist violence. Shi'ite mosques have been targeted in recent months in the country. The level of red eness during the Hajj is always at its highest regardless of the presence of threats. We allow no chance when it comes to the pilgrimage when it's about facilitation
security, safety or facilitation of the performance for the pilgrims.It's expected about 2 million pilgrims will attend this year's pilgrimage. Stay with us, we'll take a look at that markets shortly and coming up in sport, fans fly the flag for Australia. At the Rugby World Cup in Cardiff. Chief executive of Volkswagen has resigned over the diesel emissions scandal. He says he's not aware of any wrongdoing on his part but accepts responsibility for what happened. Volkswagen Australia says it still doesn't know if diesel vehicles sold locally are among the millions of VBs rigged to cheat emissions testing. 11 million cars world-wide share the software as that used in the US. Five daze after the scandal broke, the head of Volkswagen has quit. The deputy chairman explained why. We would like to make clear that the chairman had no awareness of the manipulation of cars. The fact he is prepared to take responsibility for this and send a clear signal has been greatly appreciated by the board.Volkswagen was caught red handed fiddling its emissions results to make its cars look greener. Up to 11 million vehicles around the world may still be throwing out more pollution than claimed. This part of Germany is VW. You can't turn a corner without seeing the name. The famous badge fills every carpark. Finding out the company was cheating has made many workers angry. The people and the employees of Volkswagen are outraged what about has working
happened. They have been third and
working for Volkswagen in their third and fourth generations and that's why they're so disgusted, so angry and justifiably so.The fact is we still don't know for sure if any UK cars have been cheating their emissions. Still, at this large dealership in derby the managing director thinks VW can renowned
recover. Volkswagen are renowned for their brand for consumers and for their quality and reliability and it's a fantastic brand, a brand that in
is the number one car retailer in the UK but also the world and therefore it's the last party that you would expect to have done such a thing and I think in order to restore the brand integrity Volkswagen has to move very quickly to put things right.So the top boss has gone but big questions still remain, how many cars are affected? And are there any other companies using the same tactics? Finance reporter Alicia Barry is here now. Alicia, more worries about the power of the major supermarkets ? Brigid, the competition watchdog is investigating claims that some of the big supermarkets, namely Woolworths and Aldi, aren't off to a good start under a new code of conduct. Now it says it's worried that big supermarket chains aren't treating suppliers fairly under the new voluntary code. The Australian Commission
Competition and Consumer Commission says some grocery supply agrements prepared by retailers, including Woolworths and Aldi, give the impression that suppliers can't negotiate over the terms. This code was set up by the industry in order to prevent retailers from abusing their market power and sets out a series of prohibited actions. Those indelude retailers requiring payment for wastage of product and that occurs on the retailer's premise but it appears the ACCC is now concerned that retailers aren't adhering to their own rules. There's been a rebound on the share market? There has indeed. The Australian share market is recovering from some of yesterday's losses which was its worst closing level this year. Around 30 billion was wiped off the value of shares yesterday and we're seeing a recovery of around half of that. Bargain hundredors are retailers
chasing the big banks, retailers and health care stocks.

Alicia, thank you. Two NRL players who over dosed on prescription medicine are expected to make a full recovery. Dylan Walker and Aaron bray were taken to hospital in a critical condition when they began losing consciousness and throwing up early on Tuesday morning. The incident has shone a light on the abuse of prescription drugs which some say is a growing problem in and out of the game. Two players in hospital and an entire sporting code on notice. I know it's a big issue in the game and the articles that were written today are right. They need to be written and need to be discussed.When Dylan Walker and Aaron grey took too much Oxycodone, all players were given a big wake-up call. It's now a focus because, tragically, we've had two young men, good athletes, who have done the wrong thing in the use of this pain killer so we've got to deal with that but it is a real issue for all of us. and
It's the been an issue that's rugby
and up a lot. The suicide of rugby league legend Steve Rogers involved prescription drugs. Jake Friend was charged with possessing Valium without a prescription in 2010, Anthony Watts overdosed on Xanax in March and Ryan Tandy who died last year had a dependence on Endone. Walker and Gray's pain killer overdose did take some by surprise. I've seen glimpses of it at times or think
heard about it but I didn't think it was a real big issue. While
Plenty in the code do though. While they wouldn't speak publicly, many told the ABC the use of prescription medication, either taking too much or combining it with alcohol or energy drinks, is rife. We asked the NRL to explain what it's doing to educate players about the dangers but it declined. It's not just rugby league players at risk. There's been a 15-fold increase period
in prescribing over a 15-year period in Australia and much of that probably represents we
effective treatment of pain but there
we have seen with increased use with
there can be increased concerns with non-medical use and with side effects. There needs to be a solution outside of rugby league, not just within. Before more damage is done. Now for sports news, here's Grandstand's Shannon Byrne. The Wallabies have opened their World Cup campaign with a win over Fiji but you didn't get up early in the morning to see them? It was a 3:45am kick-off. They had a win but it was very much a hard-fought win and probably in the end we're hoping doesn't cost us too much. Australia defeated Fiji 28-13 and there's David Pocock two
going over there for one of his two tries. He was named Man of the Match, even playing out of position. He recorded his fourth Rugby World Cup try this with
morning as well. The problem with this is they unfortunately didn't get a fourth try which would have granted them a bonus point so in our pool of death against England and Wales we, yes, really much needed that. Here's a game between Scotland and Japan. Japan only four days ago burr heroes when they defeated South Africa but Japan lost to Scotland 45-10. That game there is France who very much , the youngest World Cup side, thated they'd put out for 8 years, France, they had a win over Romania who were having their first Rugby World Cup game for this campaign. France made 13 changes to their team overnight and it was a very young squad that defeated Romania.There's going to be plenty of late nights for you? Australia's next game is Saturday night at 9:00 against Uruguay.And Liverpool have reached the League Cup fourth round but not without a scare? It wasn't convincing at all and I think they would have been nervous. They haven't won the last five competitive matches the
they've played. They played in the League cup, they played a 4th-tier team, not too many knew about Carlisle United. After it was 1-1 they went to a shoot' out and Liverpool only won on shoot-out 3-2, had it was was all down to their debutante goalkeeper who had three brilliant saves and Adam Bogden will be a hero at Anfield because he saved three of them through low them to win 3-2 in a shoot-out. It was father to-tier team they only - it was a 4th-tier team. Chelsea had a win and so did Manchester United. Tennis and Australia's opponents in the Davis Cup has been announced for next year? Yes, the last couple of weeks we have been talking about them playing against Great Britain. weekend,
After they got knocked out last weekend, we now know Australia will play the United States in the first round of the Davis Cup next year. The tie will probably be played in early March and the draw was held at@the international tennis meeting
federation's annual general meeting in San Diego this morning so after going out in the Davis Cup semi against Great Britain we now will start our concentration to March against the United States and that's all without Lleyton Hewitt who's retired and we will miss him in the Davis Cup indeed.Shannon Byrne, thank you. A ground breaking construction course in northern NSW is proving life changing for students in an area with one of the State's highest unemployment rates. More than half of 50 graduating students are Indigenous, giving hope the situation may be turning around for the better. Ricky Brown has had a tough run. As a guard at Grafton jail, he lost his job when the jail was shut down but an innovative new construction course is giving him hope. We had to get into it early before everyone else does I suppose because it's going to be a popular course.He's excelled from the hands-on approach to learning. Everyone likes playing with a Tonka truck when they're kids and as you grow up you get bigger Tonka trucks.Teachers knew getting away from the talk and chalk of the classroom was critical. It is about getting on machines and getting on the land. The construction course neatly helps with two regional issues, the area has major road infrastructure projects but also high levels of unemployment, particularly among Indigenous youth.lot of the troops here are from various Aboriginal communities around the place, haven't had lot of opportunity to do this kind of training When I first got on, a bit nerve wracking. I was sitting up there like, "What am I doing on a machine?" I never thought ever in my life I'd get on something Luke this but it felt somewhat empower ing. Jeff Green has been teaching people in the construction industry for years but he's found this project most rewarding. You can see they suddenly feel like they're worth something or they've got a skill that makes them somebody.This class is a remarkable success story. Many have industry jobs already lined up. We've achieved something and we can - one of the teachers said the other day, "Now you're operators you need to step forward and operate. That's a good feeling." These graduates are breaking down barriers in the region. A quick look at the national weather now: Stay with us. Coming up later in the program, the royal renovators, princes William and Harry get stuck in on a housing project for returning veterans. A reminder now of the top stories - Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he wants Australia to be known as a The Federal
country that respects women. The Federal Government has package
announced a $100 million package to deal with domestic and family violence. The news following a string of horrific domestic violence cases over the past few weeks. Two Al-Jazeera journalists have been freed from an Egyptian prison after being granted a pardon by the country's President. Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were jailed along with Australian journalist Peter Greste for allegedly fabricating news. Mr Greste, who was deported from Egypt in February, learned of his colleagues' release while on TV. More than a dozen asylum seekers attempting to get to Australia from Indonesia have been placed in immigration detention after their boat ran into bad weather off west Java. there
Indonesian authorities confirm there were 21 people on board including asylum seekers from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. President Barack Obama has greeted Pope Francis in front of huge crowds in Washington in a speech on the White House lawn. The Pope urged the United States to help tackle climate change and what he called a critical moment of history. He also called on Americans to etolerant
build a fru-Taronga Zoo alee etolerant and inclusive - a truly tolerant and inclusive society. Back to the Government's $100 million domestic violence package. Tracy Howe is on the domestic violence prevention advisory panel for COAG which the Federal Government consulted with about this package and she Tracy
joins us now in the studio. Tracy Howe, thank you. Where should the money be going? We're quite happy with the way distributed in
the money's been distributed distributed in this package and I suppose it's because what it seeks to do is a variety of things. It's looking at schools, looking at immediate safety of women with the phones, it's looking at boosting legal services so I suppose it's this very good mix so we welcome it.If you look at some of those things such as you mention the phone, this is 20,000 mobile phones are going to be given to women floofleeing abusers and things like they've also got GPS tracking that's going to be available, are those sort of small things, things that really do make a difference? They do and what we were panel
talking about - I'm on the COAG panel - is about putting an investment in some of these innovative ideas so it is about trying some new things because what we've done is we've spent a long time having refuges and a crisis response but what this does is it just tests some new areas so for us, we're kind of pleased there is this real mix in this package and the phones, for example, that's a great idea. It's something that women really need as a private place where they can actually make a call. It could be a life line. Because Malcolm Turnbull was saying and Michaelia Cash this morning because it's all about if women want to stay at home, allowing them to be at home. What about last year more than 2000 women were turned away from refuges. Is there money in this for reefuges? I suppose this is a Federal-State responsibility thing and as far as the Federal capacity is, I think there's a good mix of things here that may support women to stay at home. What I would say is that some women do need to flee, get out of the house and go somewhere safe but what it you have to remember is, and certainly this comes through with my colleagues on the COAG panel, women shouldn't have to go anywhere. It is about saying, "What do we do with the perpetrator and that behaviour?" The discussion is much bigger than the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff and so from my perspective there is a real potential for this to be the first step to a bigger strategy.Then maybe the States will come in and build more refuges to go along with this. There's not specific money in this? It is not necessarily about this, it's about how many women we can keep in homes. Angela Spinney's work talks about the importance of enabling women to stay safe where they are or go to a home.There was a case near Newcastle yesterday tragically where we heard about the 12-year-old killed in a domestic violence incident. Are children being looked after in this package today? It is pleasing to see that children feature in the media release. Certainly it's something I take to the COAG panel and something that causes me a great deal of concern because there is often an assumption that if you protect women the children will follow. We have to remember this little girl, she was killed at home by her step father. What were her options? We need to really turn our mind to the children who are living at home right now. What are their options? Who can they seek support from? Will we listen and believe them in the same we with are pleading with people to do for women? Please put children on the agenda? they
Has that been the case where they haven't been listening to children? I wouldn't say it's so much that as what we do and it's absolutely the right thing to do, is we support women and try to listen to them and figure out ways to make them safe but always remember that the children are really important. The women's refuges really got this in the beginning when they started having children's support workers. They understood children are people in their own right with the right to safety.This idea that the Prime Minister talks around we need to change the culture, that we disrespect women. Now you and I both as women would have had those sorts of experiences. Yep. Is that the right attitude as well? Is that what needs to happen in terms of the domestic violence can
or is that something that it can take years to change a culture? It will take years to change a culture. What is very exciting at this point in time is that you have this situation with a new Prime Minister who's actually stated it's about the have Bill
gender inequity and then you have Bill Shorten who's come out in Opposition and also said he wants to really plant his flag in the sand and tackle domestic violence and he gets it's about violence against women and children. So from my perspective this is a time of real hope for us because there seems to be consensus and a will to actually change and it does come down to respect and gender inequity. What about the courts, have they been tough enough, the courts and the sentences being handed down? No. No. I think in the main we can say that courts don't take it too seriously. I like to think what would you do if your next-door neighbour was taunting, harassing, bagging you? What would happen to that person when you compare it to might
what happens to the person you might share a bed with as your partner. It's different.Thank ABC Fact
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memorial in every culture that's been known, marriage or that kind of solemnised relationship has been between a man and a woman. This is not just a once-in-a-decade drought t is a once in a quarter-century drought in many places, in some places it's a once in a century drought. The former Government were spending like drunken sailors, they were spending at a rate of 3.6% a year, we're spending at a rate of 1.5% a year.All in all, Mr Abbott got negative verdicts for a third of claims, positive verdicts for 12% and in-between verdicts for 56%. Mr Abbott also won our inaugural Golden Zombie award, the award for the incorrect talking point that keeps getting repeated. The claim? Labor ran up a $667 billion debt. Not only did we keep track of what Mr Abbott said, our promise tracker kept an eye on what his Government did. When Mr Abbott lost the job of Prime Minister on September eba 14, his Government had delivered on 14 promises including stopping the boats. 40 pre-election promises were in progress, 8 were stalled and 14, including no tax increases, were broken. Australia's 28th Prime Minister in the job 4 days short of two years, Mr Abbott is also the 10th-shortest-serving Prime 's
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's longest-serving one so far. For more details of Mr Abbott' record, visit our website. Princes William and Harry have lent their star power to help turn a derelict street into homes for veterans in Manchester, north-west England. The royal duo joined hundreds of thousands and builderses they renovated 8 buildings and 62 facades. Born in a palace, this is an unfamiliar setting for two princes also wearing un familiar uniforms. William and Harry, the Royal renovators. Presenter Nick Knowles from DIY SOS came up with the idea which is now becoming a reality. His tradesmen princes aren't abandoning destiny for a life of DIY, just briefly supporting a cause close to their hearts. It was look and learn for a pilot prince poised to paint. Then go crazy.Royals don't tend to wield rollers themselves when their palaces start peeling. William got stuck in on a house which, when finished, will be home to one of those who has returned from the front line. A once neglected area will offer new homes for veterans and new windows and doors for those who already live here. 16 years. Harry the handyman, with his brother, the future of the Windsors, here demonstrating a hands-on approach. This wasn't These
a task he was born to perform. These are residences being restored in part thanks to royal labour. Enjoy your new place when you eventually get into it. If there's anything wrong with the patio, don't blame me.Cardiovascular disease is the cause of 31% of all deaths in Australia. Too often the presentation of heart disease can be heart attack or sudden death. Getting cholesterol levels checked is vital particularly for those who have a family histo rae of young people in their 20s, 30s or 40s having heart attacks. If that's the case, other family members could carry a gene lunked to high cholesterol. Professor David Sullivan from Royal prince Alfred Hospital joins us now. How many children could be carrying the cholesterol gene? It could be as high as 1 in 250. More reliable figures at the moment say 1 in 300. If a child has this high cholesterol gene, does it, A, mean they're going to get high cholesterol and, B, they won't be able to control it with diet It does tend to their
be the trend for the rest of their lives. It gives us a particular opportunity buzz early diet habits set the scene for the future sore we can give good diet advice and it is a good opportunity to tell the children not to start spoking because really this condition accelerates the onset of heart disease by about 20 to 40 gene
years. And if they've got this gene is it only linked to high be
cholesterol levels or could it be any sort of level of concern? We see a range of genes and in fact this condition has helped us discover a brilliant new treatment we're just in the process of trying out at the moment but it's due to apair of one
genes, one from your mother, one from your father. If one of those genes is faulty the doubling of the cholesterol starts to affect arteries even in early childhood.So can it be controlled with medication? Yes, it can and it does seem rather drastic but we will go as far as using medications for children say from about age 10 onwards. If you have this gene, it's known as FH, even with a good diet - I mentioned still
it briefly before - will it still lead to high cholesterol? Is it more about controlling heart disease? It virtually doubles the cholesterol level and that's enough to cause early heart disease.And it's easy to find out, it's blood test? A blood test usually tells us the answer particularly in childhood because in childhood we haven't run into the other interfering factors which make the levels in adults a little more difficult to interpret.How young can it be picked up? We can pick it up probably particularly from about age 18 months onwards but because we really have recommendations that depend on changes around age 10y think the main message is to sort things out between ages 5 and 10 if the family history looks suspicious.Is this a relatively new gene that you're aware of or is it just that we don't know about it? It's an important message. We have been trying to deliver it for the last 30 years. The long complicated name I think makes it difficult.I think lot of people know if you have a family history of heart attacks in your 20s, 30s or 40s you should get checked but are lots of people unaware it is linked to a specific gene with cholesterol that you can control? This is one gene which can be faulty and which can be controlled so the general public unfortunately aren't aware there are probably 80% of people with this condition who just don't know about it. Do you thing the general public get their cholesterol levels checked enough, even though who aren't pre dis posed to heart can
disease? I think they do. It can become an obsession for some people. The recommendations at the moment are only to geinto those sorts of checks from about age 45 onwards. Need to snd a message to the families at risk that they are an exception and need to be checked out from a younger age. Professor David Sullivan, thank you. A Central Queensland hospital is leading the way in helping Junior of
doctors deal with high levels Resilience on the
of stress and anxiety. The Resilience on the Run pilot program in Rockhampton is the first of its kind and it's hoped it could soon be rolled out across the country. Every day at work these young doctors face huge responsibility. Just a year after graduating, they're taking patients' lives into their hands. It can be a very stressful experience to see trauma, to see people that are sick and injured and dying and to be able to offer them kindness on a daily basis. It can be difficult at times. And sometimes its lard to ask for help. Because these are early signs of compassion fatigue. A recent study showed one in four doctors have suicidal thoughts and around 2% have attempted suicide. But the Australian Medical Association hopes a new program will teach medical graduates how to manage their feelings. The transition from medical school to the workplace is actually a very intensive period. You really - you're thrown into the real world, the real life with patients.Senior doctors have welcomed the project but say it could be rolled out even further. I think it's harder for senior doctors to put their hand up and say that they're feeling burn-out and fatigue so having something available that would take them through skills testing and learning would be useful for them as well. The AMAQ says the Rockhampton hospital was chosen to trial the Resilience on the Run program because regional doctors are more at risk of depression and anxiety. It says often they don't have the appropriate support networks to turn to but they hope to change that. We're very good at taking care of others but a lot of them are not so good at taking care of themselves and that really is what this program is all about. If successful, it's hoped other hospitals will implement the program.Stay with us. Coming up in our weekly movie reviews with Jason Di Rosso, a murder musical. (Sings) # Going up the road # The confronting British film 'London Road', set in Ipswich in 2006 when the so-called Suffolk Strangler killed five prostitutes.Let's take a look at the latest market figures:

Time to go to the movies and this week a coming-of-age film about a girl who sleeps with her mother's boyfriend. Jason Di Rosso joins me. 'Diary of a Teenage Girl'. As if coming of age wasn't difficult enough already. And then sleeping with your mother's boyfriend. It is a very complicated story based on a graphic novel by a woman who was telling her semi autobiographical story in this but it's handled particularly well. It's set in the '70s in San Francisco post-the punk
HaightAshbury era but before punk hits in a weird time where a 15-year-old girl - played wonderfully by Bell Howie who has an owl-like face - experiments on various fronts. texture
The film has a wonderful texture to it because she's an and
aspiring cartoonist and raws and dood scplz you can see some of the doodles come alive via animation in the film as well. What is great about the film is it doesn't really judge this young woman and isn't too damning of what she does yet, at the same time it's not shying away from being pretty frank- Leaving up to the viewer? Yeah, and she's making a few pretty messy decisions in the film. I like the way also Bell Powelly, who's in her 20s but she does manage to seem like a child at the same time. It is a bit of an update on Lolita? It is in a way and yet what I like about it is it is very much from Lolita's point of view and gives her lot of agency. This is one to look out for and will have lot of people being quite curious. It is certainly not titillating which is what I like about it as well.Also out this week, of course must be for the school holidays, a horror film about a trip to the grandparents that goes horribly wrong. A lot of kids will be visiting the grandparents over this period. It's called 'The Visit' and it is what happens when it goes wrong. These kids, precocious pair, they want to make a documentary to the visit to the grandparents that have been estranged to the mother so they don't know the grandparents very well. It is a wonderful horror in that pretty soon we realise these grandparents are suffering from dementia, there are all sorts of bodily issues that they have and they may just be a little bit sinister as well. It's directed by M Night Shamalan. There's a wonderful twist in this. It does play to all those wonderful kind of hans xl Gretel type stories about - Hansel and Gretel type stories about sinister old people. There was a shot where they were driving down and there was snow and a deserted house, reminded me of Misery. There's a wonderful sense of American Gothic to it as well. I recommend that one, 'The Visit'. Finally this week, a called 'London
musical about a serial killer called 'London Road'? This is a fantastic musical based Owen a very successful theatre production by the national Etheatre in the UK. It's a musical, it is a kind of song and dance musical about a very grim subject where all the lyrics are based on verbatim interviews with witnesses and people who lived near this serial killer who targeted prostitutes so the songs and melodies are woven around the ums and ahs and colloquialisms and non sequiturs of real people. Great cast, really one to look out for, 'London Jason Di
Road'.Look forward to it, Jason Di Rosso. Thank you. Jason Di Rosso, the Final Cut tomorrow morning at 11:30 on Radio National.New Zealand will add a fifth option to its line-up of potential new flags ahead of the country's referendum. The Red Peak design will join the short list along with four other designs which includes ferns. The Government decided to add the red peak flag after a strong public campaign with more than 50,000 people adding their name to a petition. Kiwis will vote for their preferred flag in November. A traveller looking for adventure on America's West encounter
Coast has chaptured a close encounter with the local wild life on camera. The woman was kayaking when a group of orca killer whales approached. She stopped paddling to film the pod of up to 20 orc as as it passed by. Writing about the chance meeting online, the lucky traveller said she felt a huge adrenalin rush to see the creatures up close and personal.Let's take a look at the national weather now. Here's Vanessa O'Hanlon. Not lot has changed along the east coast. We still have storms embedded in the cloud off the coast around a low. In the wake of a front we also have those southwesterly winds moving up along the NSW coast into the southern waters of Queensland, a large swell there and also brisk showery winds up along the NSW coast. Another band of cloud that's making its way towards the southwest with a cold front, we might see a few showers and thunderstorms later rain
in the day. There won't be much rain from this system. A trough will move inland and a high is making its way to the southeast, a dominant force over the next couple of days. southeast
Still cold morning frtion the southeast and severe fire conditions for parts of the north.

A few showers around the southwest of Queensland but there won't be much in it.

Just before we ego, the ACCC has announced it is investigating whether Volkswagen has misled Australians over the emissions testing scandal and we'll have more on this as it unfold s. Volkswagen chief executive, Martin Winterkorn, resigned following revelation s his company cheated on car claims
emissions tests. Mr Winterkorn claims he didn't know Volkswagen was using software to manipulate emissions testing of diesel cars affecting 11 million vehicles. The scandal a
has already wiped off more than a third of the company's share value. The Volkswagen board thanked Mr Winterkorn for giving the company a fresh start.That ABC News for now. The next full bulletin on ABC TV is at 5 p.m. I'm Brigid Glanville. Thanks for watching.


There's a place in Sussex where you can travel back in time.

These are some of the last
working oxen in the country. With its 15th-
and 16th-century buildings, this place seems as if
the centuries have just passed it by, unchanged - a timeless rural idyll. But all is not as it seems.
40 years ago, none of this was here. Not Chris, our oxen herder,
not the animals, not the fields,