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(generated from captions) particularly through the southeastern centres. Temperatures pushing back above average as we move into Saturday. We'll also start to see cloud clearing from the southern half of the NSW coast, most of the showers anywhere south of about Newcastle are expected during the morning but showers
further north we will still see showers about. Even the potential of some thunderstorms through the north-east of NSW, also into the southeastern parts of Queensland. That's in association with this moist and unstable onshore wind flow. Also an upper level disturbance that's set to move through that region.We've also got a bit of cloud around the northeastern tropics of Queensland, the potential of another brief shower about the north-east and Territory.
north-west of the Northern Territory. But WA, despite this cold front moving through we're really only looking at a little bit of drizzle or a very isolated shower with that. This is a fairly weak system. And even as it moves into the south-east on Monday and Tuesday we're really not expecting anything in the way of significant weather with that. We could see, as winds tend more northerly, a little bit of drizzle developing about the far north coast of Tasmania but even there those falls are expected to be light and patchy. Really is the NSW coast and that southeastern fringe of Queensland, particularly the coastal fringe north of about Port Macquarie, to about Fraser Island that we're likely to see the more widespread of the showers an it's pretty much that area looking at the potential of some afternoon thunderstorms as well. It will start to warm up on Sunday. Any of the showers really beginning to clear from the southern half of the State. Braps a bit of cloud around the coastal fringe but we're expecting to see milder temperatures developing through the day. Thanks, Graham and that is the news for now. I'm Johanna Nicholson. 'Lateline' is coming up next. Thanks very much for your company.

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by CSI AustraliaGood evening and welcome to the program. Tonight, the transport smart card that Kafka might have invented. It is turning innocent Melbourne commuters into law-breakers.It is a standover racket.The point is people say they've touched on, the system doesn't record it, then they get pinged by an authorised officer and then they are told you can pay - it is not a fine, it is a penalty fare.But first, Malcolm Turnbull's second week as PM has wrapped one a big bounce in the polls and a major violence.
announcement on domestic violence. On Monday he swore in his new ministry of fresh faces and noticeably more women, declared he was wiser and more Turnbull
confident as a leader than Turnbull mark 1. By mid week his key Lieutenant Treasurer Scott Morrison was hosing down speculation of tax increases, insisting we have a spending problem, not a revenue problem. So was he trying to put talk of a GST increase back into Pandora's box ahead of the next election? If so, Josh Frydenberg opens up the box with his old sparring Barter in Ed Husic. That's coming up. With Mr Turnbull intent on occupying the middle ground of Australian politics and his op sit number Bill Shorten soon to be dragged in to a second round of the Trade Union Royal Commission, how much has a change at the top shifted the political landscape? That's a question for our two politicians but first Jason Om has put together impressions from the past week.These are the most exciting times in human history. Hare.. Today we are forming a government for the 21st Century.If you look at the degree of renewal here, new faces, younger faces, many more women into the Cabinet. need.
This is it. This is all you I will be there for one. He will be the token.I will be the token male for one.Do you acknowledge that the ascension of Malcolm Turnbull has made your job a lot harder and that your leadership is a lot less secure?.I think it is a good thing for this country that Tony Abbott is no longer PM of Australia (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) Of course, though, I would have liked to have been the one who replaced Tony Abbott. Never mind.Opposition Leader Shorten, if you receive an adverse finding from the Trade Union Royal Commission, will you immediately resign as Albanese
Leader and allow Anthony Albanese to take Labor to the next election? If they are to make an adverse finding, no, I don't accept that automatically I am going to allow that royal commission which is set up on a political basis to start dictating what the Labor Party does.We have to ensure that we remain a high-wage, first oorld generous social welfare net economy and that requires strong economic growth. We need to be competitive, we need to be productive, above all to be more innovative.We have to make sure that we make the changes to promote innovation. I feel much more confident and centred in myself. I'm at peace with myself and I feel that the leadership I can provide to Australia will make a SONG: #
difference. SONG: # I want that man # I want that man... # Kids, the next time you get photographed on these steps will probably be when you're sworn in as a minister in a future government. Well, a short time ago I was joined by someone who was sworn into that Cabinet, from Melbourne by Josh Frydenberg, Minister for resources, energy and Northern Australia, and here in our Sydney studio, Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Treasurer Labor MP Ed Husic.Thanks to both of you for joining us. Ed Husic, I will start with you, as the new Turnbull Government is bedded in, are we seeing a realignment of Australian politics?I think there is no denying that the environment has definitely altered, it has changed.You see it as a realignment, literallyYeah, I do, I this I it has the potential at this stage of opening up the prospect of finding common ground and cooperation and maybe, just maybe leaving behind the type of hectoring, shrill attack politics of the past and it will be interesting to see how that plays out.I think the Australian public is after - I don't think anyone will be after more division.They will want to see if this signals something deeper many ofLet's wait and see.Let's go to Josh Frydenberg. Are we seeing a new realignment of this new Government of Australian politics?I think it is a very Malcolm
positive, op miss tick start by Malcolm Turnbull.His first may Joer announcement was around the National Disability Insurance Scheme.He has just made an announcement about domestic violence and $100 million of new initiatives there, he is talking about the future, talking about technology and talk being about renewable energy and of course in his Cabinet he made a very strong statement with five women in the Cabinet, including Australia's first demale Defence Minister, I this I is a very positive tone to his language and he is engaging in that conversation with the Australian people, as he promised.Is the biggest shift philosophically that we are seeing here is that basically this is a government led by moderates which is moving to capture the middle ground of Australian politics. Turnbull
Josh?Certainly Malcolm Turnbull is a moderate and he has made that clear throughout his political and public life, but he is also somebody who is a self-made person, who has extensive business experience, he has tapped into the currents of the business community and I think you will see that reflected in his economic strategy, and you are already seeing it in the way that he is talking about the important of enoughship and changing the culture of innovation, as well as linking that to education and other areas of public policy.Let's go to Ed Husic. What's left for the Labor Party if Malcolm Turnbull does manage to occupy the middle ground of politics?I think there is still - I mean, that is a wide open field still, I would say.While there is a lot - well, potential for politics to be conducted in a different way, there are still issues that will confront the Coalition in particular, particular Malcolm Turnbull.I mean, people - I do detect have a sense of just wondering whether or not the Malcolm Turnbull pre-prime ministership will be the same Malcolm Turnbull in office and by that, that they are expecting some shifts on policy, to reflect his pre-prime ministerial status, and there are still issues to be dealt with in terms of the economy, in terms have
of the environment.We still have to see how those will play out.Josh Frydenberg, another big test for Malcolm Turnbull - has he seen off the challenge from the Right in the Liberal Party?Look, I think there is a recognition by all my colleagues that our interests as a party, as a government and of course as a nation are best served by rallying behind Malcolm Turnbull as the leader, and making sure it is a success and try to prevent Bill Shorten from ever occupying The Lodge, so I'm very confident that some of those differences have now abated.Ed Husic, speaking about Bill Shorten, his leadership could be in trouble with the union s' royal commission starting up again in October focusing once again on the AWU. What happens if Shorten's evidence is undermined by other witnesses it he royal commission in the coming weeks?There are always great predictions about whether or not this will spell the end or trouble or further problems, and we've seen those through.I able to
think the key for us is to be able to keep going the way we are.. We've got a royal commission we believe is entirely politically motivated distract us
and we can't allow that to distract us from the point of releasing new policy.Let's stick with the royal commission for the moment because obviously Bill Shorten claims that side deals for - from employers to pay money to the AWU were not made during EBU negotiations when workers pay - when workers' pay and conditions were being negotiated. He said that, that's his evidence. What if it's undermined by other witnesses, perhaps with documents, perhaps more than one witness, what happens this en?Well, I'm not jumps at what-if scenarios.Let's see how that plays out.Again, I come back to my point.The ish shoe you is for us not to be distracted by politically motivated activities like the royal commission and to focus on the delivery of policy.We will cross bridges when we get to them.Josh Frydenberg, is it believe,
at all possible, do you believe, that one of the biggest legacies of Tony might
Abbott's prime ministership might be that the royal commission does terrible damage to Bill Shorten's leadership?Look, there have been real questions raised at the royal commission about the credibility of Bill Shorten's evidence.We've seen more than 25 union officials, both current and former referred to just
law enforcement agencies.We've allegations
just had in recent days allegations about the shredding of important documents by union officials.This is very significant revelations that are coming out of this royal commission, and it is being pre vieded over by one of Australia's pre-emnyss jurists in Dyson Heydon and despite the Labor Party trying to attack the man with Dyson Heydon, he has survived.He is overseeing a very important royal commission and I'm sure everybody will watch its findings, including Bill Shorten with great interest.Let's look at other developments this week that sprang out of the first public outings of the new Treasurer Scott Morrison.Expenditures is a percentage of GDP is over 26% which is where it was at the height of the GFC.This is not something that we believe is sustainable.I'm interested in talking to people who have ideas about how to get spending under control, because we have a spending problem, not a revenue problem. Scott Morrison is wrong when he says Australia doesn't have a revenue problem. Australia has a revenue issue and a spending issue. Any Treasurer who just rules o the dealing with the Budget challenges by I'm just saying, ytion I'm not going to deal with revenue issues," is making a fundamental mistake.So much pressures driving up these costs looelg, we have to get them downThe to let them get out of hand, OK, we just raise taxes and spend and spend and spend. We have to do both. The difference between those two is the difference between surplus and deficitMy point about revenue measures and spending measures there is a tendency to think, "Well, we can deal with the Budget issue just by jacking up taxes on everyone." "Josh Frydenberg, a Treasurer who says we have a spending problem, not a revenue problem. Why is he ruling out the idea that we don't have a revenue problem when most economists agree we are heading over a fiscal cliff in terms of revenue?Well, this gap between revenue and expenditure is significant and you can't lift revenue without a mar juror impact on so Scott Morrison is correct.We were very successful in reducing the rate of spending growth from 3.5% that we inherited annualised to just 1.5%, but there is still a long way to g and the goo of the is committed at a bipartisan level to important government schemes like the National Disability Insurance Scheme and in order to fund those schemes as well as increasing medical funding and expenditure as well as education funding, we have to find savings, and that is what Coalition
any prudent Conservative Coalition government would do.Ive a he go the to ask you this: If you have to find savings, the way to do that is going to be obviously have another Budget like the first Hockey Budget that makes big savings, that cuts into programs. Is that what you expect to happen?No, I would differ with that .In fact, the second Abbott Budget saw Scott Morrison play a lead role in finding $2.4 billion worth of savings for changes around the pension.That was a significant saving that we achieve against the wishes of the Labor Government with the support of the Greens and it helped improve the Budget bottom line by $2.4 billion.So I don't believe that you do need to slash spending dramatically.You can make prudent savings and Scott Morrison has shown his ability to do just that.Very briefly on this, you would have seen the former Treasury Secretary Ken Henry on '7:30' explaining the extent of the revenue black hole that Australia faces. It's running at a 2.5% of GDP, but Ken Henry says with the ageing population, that's going to increase by another 5% on top of that. That's a massive fiscal deficit that is coming. Can you really say in the face that have, "We don't have a revenue problem." ?I think we can say that we are thinking constructively about tax reform, and when we are thinking about tax reform, we are working on how to boost productivity, how to boost workforce participation, how to invite further investment in this country.They are issues that now Scott Morrison, Kelly O'Dwyer, Malcolm Turnbull will be focusing hard on, and I think we can play with the tax system in a positive way which can actually boost the economy.Ed Husic, play with the tax system in a positive way without necessarily needing possible to
to raise more revenue. Is it possible to do both things?I think that degree of verbal gymnastics earns Josh 10.0, my friend. That was a very impressive move. I wouldn't step
mind actually taking back a step to look at in terms of where the comm he is at.The comm he is below trend. It is not growing as strongly as it should be, it's not growing enough to deal with unemployment, and if the advanced
prescription that is being advanced by the Coalition is to cut spending further, in a way that has a contractionary impact on the economy...Can you really imagine another tough cutting budget like the first Hockey Budget, though, I mean, before an election?Well n a scenario where we have a new face and the same old message, the new face of Scott Morrison with the same old message about a spending seems
problem, yes, I can, because he seems to be adamant that he needs to be able to cut spending - you 15 you in some of those ex-certificates already from the discussions he has, excerpts this week that he is fixed on this, and we need to be mindful that we don't make deition ises on the growth of the economy because it is already under trend and it doesn't have an impact on confidence and when Josh is talking about investment into the economy, nearly three quarters of a billion dollars on new fees and charges on when
foreign investment at a time when we do need more inflows to support economic activity.Josh Frydenberg, the debate on tax reform seemed to get shoved back into Pandora's box last week to some degree and particularly the debate about the GST. Is this really about before an
keeping the GST lock add way before an election, so he there is no more talk about the GST because both Abbott and Hockey seem to be warming to the idea of a GST rise?As you know, Mike Baird had been the chief protagonist in the GST debate and he is Australia's most successful Premier and he is won that governs over an economy which is one-third of the size of the nation's economy, and so we were very happy to see him put forward the arguments for this debate, but the GST involves complex discussions with the states and I'm sure Scott Morrison and the PM will be focusing on this in the period ahead.So you think the GST argument will come back on the table during the tax reform debate, do you, because it seems to be me it has been shelved so it doesn't end up as a hurdle you have to jump over before the next election?Look, I will leave that to the Treasurer and the PM to a pine on.But it sounds like you think it should be on the tail, the GST discussion, you said about
obviously respect what Mr Baird said about it?Well, the Peter
Coalition under John Howard and Peter Costello were very which
successful in introduce ago GST which is now accepted wisdom in Australia, dare I say it against the wishes of the laich and Australia's GST is low by international comparisons, but this is a debate that Scott Morrison and the PM are now driving and those decisions and those announcements and those reflections will be left to them.Ed Husic... A whole grab bag of coded messages in there.What were they He just to support
can't come out and say he wants to support the GST increase. We the
almost had the confession that the plan has been unlocked from the attic in The Lodge and he will definitely get a run on the front lawn, so I think if that's all that tax reform is about with the Coalition in terms of hitting particular low and middle income earners and not dealing with, for example, in a much more stronger strident way multinationals, making shoe Uhr that our tax system is fit for purpose dealing with multinationals in the waa I that they treat our taxation system, that es a to
problem and I think it's hard to get the public on board if that's the case. There are other areas if I can brfly say, the issue of the call on offered
Government of tax concessions offered to wealthy superannuants. These are things that need to be looked at as well. You can't hit pensioners but leave wealthy superan ants left.Let's look at another philosophical change this week, a new passion for the renewable energy and claeng Finance Corporation and the arenaObviously under Malcolm Turnbull there is a deep, long history of support for renewable energy.That wasn't there with Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey?Yoodge, I'm not saying that.Look, yike not saying that.He has had a unique personal history in this space.Its a shared passion in terms of both climate change and renewable energy.Can we put it this way, the war on renewables is now over?Well, from my perspective, there never was a war on renewables. And I must say I find those wind turbines around Lake George to be utterly offensive.Correct.Nd a I think they are just a blight on the landscape.Up close they are ugly, they are noisy and they may have all sorts of other impacts which I will leave to the scientists to study. I find them and have always found them an appropriate part of Australia's energy .Josh Frydenberg, this is a major philosophical shift, is it not, and let me ask you leader's
this, do you share your new leader's passion for renewable energy?I absolutely do and renewable energy is an important part of the domestic energy mix, and we showed our true colours there, Tony, when we reached a bipartisan agreement with the Labor Party for 23.5% of our energy coming from renewable sources about I 2020.That's an important target, but I don't see that as being mutually exclusive with continuing to have a successful mining sector as well as an energy sector both for export as well as for domestic use, and therefore I will continue to push renewable energies, but also as the Minister for Energy and Resources I will continue to push fossil fuels as well.To say the least, Tony Abbott was lukewarm on renewable energy, he was lukewarm on the science of climate change, and positively hostile to public transport. These are big philosophical shifts aren't they?There is a bit of shift both in the public statements of our new PM compared to our previous one, but I think that will be welcomed by the Australian community.People have to understand to make a wind turbine, you need 220 tonnes of coking coal to make a solar panel, you need 16 different minerals and metals.You cannot have renewable energy without using coal or other minerals and metals.Ed Husic?Fantastic job by coal-epedia. You had one job to do, Josh, hand that was to tell us we would be having a national hug-a-wind farm Day, but you couldn't do it. I almost feel like we need to have the neck brace where having had a situation under Tony Abbott was demonising the role of wind farms and the important role they have to play in terms of changing energy mix in this country, to now having a potential for them to actually now warm their view or thaw their view on renewables of theIf this happens that would be a good thing, but the fact of the Maher is we can't dither on this, we need to be generate renewable energy in a much more sufficient way but to do it obviously through,...Can I say, bought wees are pretty much out of time, but this is ground that has been staked out in the past by the Greens and Labor Party, and now occupied once again by Malcolm Turnbull and this new government. This will be bad news for you, isn't it, in electoral terms?No, I think the nation has been yearning for where it's possible for parties to find common ground particularly on things that matter in advancing the country.That doesn't mean that you give up necessarily, that Josh will give up on things he believes in or I give up on things I believe in, I think there is a role for competitive ideas but it should be conducted in a way that we are not utterly fos cussed on tearing the other down.I'm afraid we are out of time. Josh Frydenberg, Ed Husic, thank you for joining us in the first week of brand new government, offer at least brand new PM.Thanks Tony, thanks he had. Thanks Josh. Thanks , Tony.Tickets on Melbourne's public transport used to be enforced about I station guards and the tram conductors lovingly known as Connies. That was until the smart card system called myki was introduced in 2009. Unlike the reliable human Connies, the electronic system has been plagued with appropriates. One of the most commuters
common complaints from commuters is when they touch on and it doesn't register, this he cop an automatic fine. Now prominent barrister Julian Burnside, better known for his human rights work helping asylum seekers has assembled a team of lawyers working pro bono for commuter s disputing the fines. Hamish Fitzsimmons reports.It is a standover racket. Effectively I was infringed after I was free to go.Because I did the right thing, I tapped on and then at the end when I couldn't leave the station, I called the PS over to me so I could pay the fear.Roberto Laudisio Curti was on her way to University. Justine Curatolo was on her way to university last year whenIt was my first offenceI would have preferred him to give me a warning.He asked me did I make any reasonable attempts to tap on, and I said, "Yes, I've tapped on and that's why I've called you over." So he was asking youYes, asking saying
me personal questions and saying I had done the wrong things. She received an infringement notice after asking for assistance from a ticket inspector. After seeking more information from the Department of Transport, she swaent eventually heard back from them.Then I heard back about 10 months later saying the Maher waas going to court.The origins dent happened on 18th March 2014.The myki ticketing system has been plagued with technical problems since it was introduced in 2009, and then there is the cost of it.The myki project, when it was originally planned was about $500 million, with I is still a lot of money.S As the project progressed, the costs seemed to go up and up and we've ended up with a system that is costing around about $1.5 billion over 10 years.

GloingMelbourne had tram conductors until 199al:The Connies, as they were known, have been replaced about I roving groups of ticket inspectors called authorised officers. They can demand identification and detain a person until police arrive if any believe an offence has occurred.Having touched on and interrupted
about to touch off, I was interrupted in the process by an officerWe had a circular discussion about whether or not he should be interfering with my abilities to touch off and he arguing he should be able to see my ticket to validate it.Rob Priest says it was only after that discussion he was told he could would be getting an infringement notice.I was infringed after I was free to go, and it was vindictive and retaliatory because it was infringed after I called the police.Justine Curatolo satisfies report was, says her case could be put to rest if the Department of Transport would release CCTV vision from the station or the records of myki machinesI asked for a printout of the myki machine which I tapped on, they refused to provide it. I asked for a copy of the hand-held machine, they refused to provide it.The public transport users Association lobbies Government and operators for better transport. It says Victoria's system is alone amongst the nation's ticketing systemsIn Melbourne, woo he have' got this unique situation where you have to have a smart card to use public transport. You can't buy one of those smart cards on a tram, can you buy them at railway station, but the availability is quite limited, you also if you run out of money you can't top it up on a tram.You can't buy a ticket on board, but you can pay a fineIf you get on board, a tram and you find you've not got your smart card, or that smart card has no money on it, you may find that ticketing inspectors get on board and issue you with a fine which you Disglm? A
can pay on board a tram. Disglm? A statement, the Department of Transport says it prosecutes between 6 and 7,000 ticket infringe ment cases a year, but didn't say how much that costs. Julian Burnside has set up a team of lawyers to work pro bono to defend people disputing fine the. It has given confidence to mm.People's righting have been trashed on the footing that it's cheaper for people to pay $75 than it is to contest itI just don't think the public should be lent on like this and it is making the Government very unpopular. It is unjust. I had a valid ticket. I had touched on, I was attempting to touch off and I was free to go afterwards, so it is a farce, it really is.I wanted to pay my fareI called the PSO over to me to get it sorted and for me to have this fine, go through the court process and just
waste taxpayer money, it is just wrong. For people who are trying to do the right thing, trying to make the best use of the equipment, try to pay their fare, they shouldn't be pounced upon when something has gone wrong.That's all for 'Lateline' tonight. You can find all of our stories and interviews on our website. Until next week, goodnight. This program is not captioned.

Tonight, police charge a teenager over a Melbourne hit and run just hours after the victim dies in hospital. Also ahead, Middle Eastern nations fight over who is to hundreds
blame for a stampede that left hundreds dead near Mecca.Two Manus Island men accused of murdering asylum seeker Reza Berati go on trial. The Broncos belt the Roosters to advance to their 7th rugby league grand final. Hello, welcome to ABC News, I'm Johanna Nicholson. A 34-year-old woman struck by a mini bike in a Melbourne shopping car park on Wednesday has died in hospital. Police have charged a 17-year-old boy over what they have labelled a callous hit and run. Three other teenagers are being questioned by police.Less than 48 hours after 34-year-old Andrea Lehane was struck by a small motorbike, her family decision
made the heart-breaking decision to turn off her life support. In a statement, her husband James said:

His wife suffered a fatal brain injury. He says her final act of generosity will be to donate her organs. The hit and run at the shopping centre was captured on This
security cameras on Wednesday. This afternoon, two teenagers from Carrum Downs and another from nearby SeaFord were arrested by police. A growing mound of flowers marks the spot where Ms Lehane was struck down.I think it was just waiting to happen. These bikes