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(generated from captions) This Program Is Captioned Live. Tonight, the fourth

soldier killed in two weeks.

His sacrifice will not be in vain. We need to continue with

our mission. We are making a difference. Twice as deadly. The estimate rises. Hotel

housekeepers deliver an early

verdict to the IMF boss. And

Barry's backdown, the Premier

changes his mind over the solar

scheme. Good evening, this is ABC News. I'm Virginia Haussegger. Another Australian

soldier has been killed in

Afghanistan, the fourth in two

weeks. The 2 i-year-old special

operations engineer was shot

dead at the end of a raid on a Taliban weapons dump. He's the

in the conflict and although the Prime Minister says Australia will stay the course,

she admits the recent run casualties is testing the

nation's resolve. Hayden Cooper

reports. Taliban country in

Helmand province. Few Helmand province. Few places

are as deadly for Coalition

troops, few missions there are

trouble -free. It is my very

solemn duty this morning to

report the death of another

enemy weapons lured the Australian soldier. A stash


Australians into northern

Helmand. Scores of bombs,

launchers were found. ammunition and grenade

Important cache to as the Special Forces team

prepared to catch a chopper

home, Taliban found their

target. One soldier was hit.

Immediate evacuation couldn't

save him. He was a brave man

and he was doing important

work. 23-year-old Sapper Rowan

Robinson was on his second

deployment to Afghanistan. He

was based in Sydney and here in 2008. Good luck to all

the Aussies in the cricket.

Hope you get 'em, Hope you get 'em, boys. His

death is the fourth in a

fortnight. Making this a very

difficult time for us all.

What our troops are doing in

Afghanistan is important for

our nation. It's important

our nation. It's important for the whole world. The 10-year

war is reaching a critical

point. American leadership is

changing over and decisions

withdraw. It's now time for us loom on just how many

to recognise that we've

accomplished a big chunk of our

mission and that it time for the Afghans to take more accomplished is not something responsibility. mission

Australia's retiring military

chief is ready to declare.

Look, why would you pull out

when you have the Taliban completely disrupted and on the

back foot? Why, why would you

do it? 26 men do it? 26 men and now one

more, progress comes at a price. Wayne Swan has admitted the Government's finding it hard to sell the benefits of acting on climate change. He's

tried words and today he let numbers do the talking. Mr Swan

has released a small sample of

Treasury's modelling to show

the jobs and economic growth

won't collapse under the carbon

tax. Chief political

correspondent Mark Simkin. The

sales pitch got off to an

uncertain start. Today of course it's the deputy prime minister and Treasurer Wayne

Smith. Wayne Swan launched a campaign against Tony Abbott's

campaign and released modelling

to back his case. Treasury suggests Australia's average

income will be $8,000 higher in

2020, $30,000 higher per person

in 2050, that's lower than it would be without a carbon tax but the drag is marginal like the projected long-term impact

aggregate on jobs. The modelling shows

approximately the same with approximately the same with or

without a carbon price. It's

all very well saying our economy won't be absolute lay flattened by a carbon tax but I

tell you what a lot of families

will be. Tony Abbott's not the

only one recycling. Labor's dug

up an interview from two years

ago. If you want to put a price on carbon, why not just

do it with a simple tax. What

I said was if, if there is a

carbon price, but I didn't accept a carbon price then, I

don't accept a carbon price now. Projecting economic scenarios decades into the future is difficult to say the least, particularly when the climate change committee

even agreed on a carbon price

yet. Cross bench members of the committee are unhappy Wayne

Swan's released the modelling early. I don't think it's

appropriate for any part of the committee to selectively release material especially

before the committee has had a

opportunity to discuss it in before the committee has had a

full. The government says all

its modelling and assumptions will be released when it's will

finished. Japan has doubled its

estimate of the radiation that's escapeded from the

crippled Fukushima nuclear

plant. Thousands of residents

outside the official no-go zone

around the plant are packing up and leaving, fearing radiation

in soil and the atmosphere

could lead to health problems.

The ABC's north Asia correspondent Mark Willacy

visited the community of Iitate

less than 40km from the

stricken power station. They're Takeshi Yamada's pride and joy,

his pampered Wagyu cattle, but

in a few days the farmer will

have to say good-bye to his

home and his herd. TRANSLATION: I can't plant or

harvest any crops this year. We

don't know when we'll be able

years at to, I think not for another 10

years at least. Takeshi

Yamada's farm is less than 40km

plant and from the Fukushima nuclear

plant and with radiation levels

soaring, this community is

being asked to leave. The

nearby townsfolk in Iitate,

home to 6,000,

supposed to have been evacuated evacuated. This village was

last month but hundreds here

are still hanging on despite the fact that the fact that radiation levels,

which can be measured with a

Geiger counter like this, are still well above World Health Organization limits. Yoshitada

Yamada is one of those ignoring

pleas to leave voluntarily. He

runs a small semi conductor

business supplying some of

Japan's biggest car and electronics

electronics firms. Although

this area was designate an

evacuation zone, my workers

so we used Geiger counters to

check radiation levels twice a

day. Back on the farm, Takeshi Yamada is showing me the broccoli crop he's had to

plough in because of the radioactive fall-out. Our home

wasn't destroyed by the earthquake or tsunamiy but we have to move because of

radiation. I feel very

confused. For people of

Fukushima, this is the hardest

thing, not knowing where to

turn. The former head of the IMF has been jeered outside a

New York court as he appeared

to face charges of raping a hotel housekeeper. Dominique Strauss-Khan's lawyers will

argue there was no forced sex. North America correspondent Lisa Millar Lisa Millar reports. Dominique

Strauss-Khan faced a frenzied

scene outside the Manhattan court, a huge media throng was

joined by hotel housekeepers

shouting at the Frenchman and

his wife as they walked They need justice. Inside

court, the former IMF managing

director was formally charged with attempting to rape a

32-year-old housekeeper in his

hotel room and forcing her to

perform oral sex. In a hearing

lasting just four minutes, he told the court he was pleading

not guilty. That is a very

eloquent, powerful statement that he made, that he denies

these charges. His defence lawyers have confirmed they'll

argue sex was consensual. It

will be clear there was no

element of forcible compulsion

in this case whatsoever, and any suggestion

any suggestion to the contrary is simply not credible. The

woman's lawyers say the African

immigrant is traumatised but

ready to testify in court. All of Khan Khan of Khan Khan Khan's power, money and - Dominique

Strauss-Khan's power, money and

influence throughout the world will not keep the truth of will not keep the truth of what

happened in that hotel room

coming out. Guilty or not

guilty? The court hearing was

broadcast live in France where Strauss-Khan had been considered a possible presidential contender. Dominique Strauss-Khan's plea

is expected to be a lengthy

trial. If convicted he could

face 25 years in Yale. In the US they're Weiner-gate, the reputation of an outspoken Democrat

Congressman is in tatters after

he admitted sending a lewd photo. Anthony Weiner said he

had been hacked as he attempted

to explain how a close-up image

of a man's crotch was sent to a

young woman. He now admits the

photo was of and from him and he's admitted sending other explicit messages and photos

online to other women. I apologise apologise to my wife and family

and our friends and supporters.

I am deeply ashamed of my terrible judgments and actions. But he said he didn't

meet any of the women involved

or break any laws and will not

step down. Memorial services

have been held across

Queensland to farewell a Gold Coast police officer shot

during a violent armed robbery

10 days ago. The largest was on the Gold Coast where the Gold Coast where mourners were told Detective Senior Officer Damian

Officer Damian Leeding was a model officer, devoted husband and a loving father of two

young children. He was shot in

the head and critically injured

during an attempted robbery at

a tavern. His life support was withdrawn last Wednesday and today his family said good-bye. You've made all of

our family proud. You've made Queensland proud, you've made

Australia proud. The detective

will be posthumously awarded

the police service's highest

honour, the Medal of Valour.

The 35-year-old received a

guard of honour as thousands of

police officers lined a road weeks of public pressure and a

back bench revolt, the NSW

Premier has caved in over the solar bonus scheme. Barry O'Farrell plans to slash

subsidies to households and says he's listened to community concerns but warns the move

will push up the price of power. Brendan Griffiths is

celebrating the Premier's back-flip. He was one of tens

of thousands of people left counting the cost after solar

bonus scheme subsidies were

slashed. It's a win-win

situation, a climate change and the solar

generators of NSW. Last month,

he and hundreds of others took

to the sphreets to protest

against the plan. Barry

O'Farrell was also facing O'Farrell was also facing a back bench revolt and mainer parties were threatening to parties were threatening to block the changes. Room a realist.

realist. There's no change putting forward change without community support, that raised concerns across the community

and won't get through the State's Upper House. The Premier originally announced

the cuts because a blow-out in

the cost of the scheme have forced up electricity the cost of the scheme would

bills. Because of decision, power prices will still rise but the Premier coon

say by how much. It's because

I haven't done the figures. Has

anyone else? No. The solar industry says the about-face is

great news for those in the

scheme but anot those who miss out. Since 29 April in NSW, if

you tsunami a solar panel in

NSW you're paid nothing from the Government, zero feed-in

tariff. That not fair. Today's back-down on solar power is unlikely to be Barry O'Farrell's last. The powerful

position of the minor parties has seen has seen him compromise on his

public sector wages policy and

new workplace safety laws. He

faces another 4 years at least

of trying to get his legislation through parliament. Julia Gillard has made her

first visit to Alice Springs as Prime Minister to discuss the next stage of the Northern Territory intervention. Ms

Gillard was led on a tour of

town camps and opened a new housing estate. The Government is spending $150 million to ease chronic overcrowding in the area but the Prime Minister the

was told there's more work to

be done. We're growing. How

can you house everyone in Alice Springs when you don't provide more public housing? We are

investing in more housing so even the service I opened this morning is more housing. The Opposition says the Government

spent too much money on inferior work in some Territory communities. You can't see it

or touch it but radio spectrum is one of

fight valuable resources and the

fight is on over who will

control it. Emergency services

say they need their own piece

of it to save lives but phone companies want it all to keep up with demand for mobile services. In a disaster,

seconds can count and time and

time again Australia's emergency communications have

failed during a crisis. Now there's a once-in-a-lifetime

auction of radio spectrum dubbed the digital dividend.

If we don't get this right, if

we don't get this spall part of

this digital dividend set aside

for those who need it at the

times we most need it then

we're putting lives a at

risk. Australia is moving to

digital TV But this digital

dividend, made possible plough

through the switching off of

analogue TV, is worth over a

wants billion dollars. The Government

wants to sell it companies are desperate to buy

all of it. The digital

dividend is critical spectrum

for the future. We're facish

unprecedented levels of both, particularly in Government appears to agree, mobile broadband. And the

with no plans to halt the

auction of the spectrum. Also

known as the 700 band. To take

the necessary bandwidth out of

the 700th band would have so degraded that band that it would have significantly affected its commercial viability. The Government says

it's now looking to free up

different spectrum for police,

fire and ambulance. It will be

build 15 different systems for

15 different emergency

services. It does not make sense, sense, no sense at all. Paul

Gooder says in the long run emergency services will most likely become customers of the mobile phone companies just

like the rest of us.Mission Australia has been chosen to

run the ACT's new one-stop shop for problem gamblers. The

service will be funded by a

levy on gaming rev new, raising

The program will provide about a million dollars a year.

traditional support for people

with gambling addictions as

well as preventative programs.

We hope to reach many, many hundreds because of

diversity of the program, it

won't be just working with the

problem gamblers themselves, it

will be working with their

families and other agencies who

touch many, many other clients

that we may not even see. It

will be working in schools. The

service will start next month.

To finance and the Reserve Bank

has left the official cash rate

on told at 4.75%. The dollar

fell and the local share market

rallied after the decision was announced but as Alan announced but as Alan Kohler

reports, the share market still

finished lower for the fifth

day in a row. As expected, the

official rate was left on hold

for the sixth time since it was

raised to 4.75% last November.

The dollar is lower across the board tonight, still below 107

index closed just a few points

lower today, in five trading

sessions the index has lost

3.1%, meaning since April it's

fallen 8.4%. When it opened this morning the market fell sharply because of another

chunky drop in New York. It did

reach its March low in the

first few minutes of trading

however, there was a decent

twitch after the rate hike decision came out and it closed

well off its low for the day.

In New York it was down 1.1% because there are few Paul Revere's galloping up Wall

Street shouting, "The is coming!" Here are some of the hiels from the Australian

session today. Telstra jumped 6

cent to its highest level since

last August as the company gets

closer to signing the deal with the NBN company. The two bits

of Tabcorp fell today. It

started trading as two separate

companies. Tabcorp contains the

gaming and wagering bits and

Echo Entertainment contains the

casinos. In this case, one plus

one equals 27 cents less than

the two together did last

Friday and Macquarie fell to its lowest level in two years.

That's finance. More lanes were open today on Canberra's new

Kings Avenue Bridge as the project nears completion. Motorists can now travel in both directions under the bridge and in all directions above except for a right turn

from Morshead Drive to Russell.

The project at one of the most notorious intersections in

Australia should be finished in

about two months. To build the about two months. To build

bridge and all the associated

roads while coping with 70,000

cars a day has been a major challenge and we've been very

aware of trying to minimise the

delays to the public. 40km an

hour speed limits will still

apply while work continues. They may have been

big but the recent floods

through the Murray-Darling

Basin barely rate when compared

century. to others over the past

century. Even with the recent

inflows, some of the basin's wetlands still depend on

pumping water to keep them flowing. Environment reporter

Sarah Clarke has been to Hattah

Lakes near Mildura. It's an internationally recognised

wetland, 21 lakes scattered over 6,000 hectares. While the recent inundation has been

welcome, it hasn't been enough

to fill all of Hattah to fill all of Hattah Lakes.

Where we're standing today

looks nice and fine and quite healthy but we're still struggling. The water birds may be revelling but this flood was

only considered a medium

event. This year's flood only

got to the bottom of this flood

marker. As you can see, it goes

all the way up to the highest

flood recorded in 1956. A pump upstream has been the Godsend.

It's been delivering water

since 2005 but environment groups are concerned it's not groups

enough to keep the wetlands healthy in the longer term. We

need to make sure the

Government buys back water for

places like Hattah and the rest of the Murray-Darling Basin

because if we don't do that we

will have a dead river and a

dead river is no good to

no-one. Some irrigators in the

around with our live those we buy the water and stop tedding area welcome

can get on with it. Other are

not convinced the priorities

are right. We also need our

farms to be productive competitive and water's really the greatest import and we can only produce if we've got that

water on hand. These areas

provide the last refuge for

remaining wildlife in times of drought. The concern is less water under a new plan will have dire consequences for wetlands like these. Finding

the balance of who needs how

much will be decided by the Murray-Darling Basin authority

next month. The NSW State of

Origin squad has at last had

some good news. After days of injury and selection turmoil, the Blues learned that

Newcastle winger Akuila Uate is

free to play in next week's

Sydney game. Uate was charged

with a dangerous throw after the Knights' golden-point loss

to the Tigers last night but

he's escaped suspension. Newcastle's Akuila Uate had the Blues took their positions for the latest Origin happy snap. He'd escaped a potential

judiciary bullet. For these few

ugly seconds and an anxious

night, the Newcastle winger's

hopes of playing game 2 seemed

buried in one tackle. He was

charged with a grade 1 available to play. I knew

there wasn't much in it. The

incident overshadowed a

thriller. The teams were locked

at half fm before Robbie at half fm before Robbie Farra

broke the dead lock with a

field goal. Lote Tuqiri experienced an ankle injury.

The 31-year-old had just

returned from a broken arm. He

can probably take some comfort

though in the knowledge another

veteran is still at the top of

his game at the same age, four

years since he last pulled Owen

a Blues jurszy Anthony

Minichiello will line up for

his 10th Origin. I always

hoped I'd get hoped I'd get another shot.

There's a lot of good fullbacks

running around. The Rooster

was preferred over Sea Eagle

Brett Stewart. Queensland has

made two changes to its squad. Greg Inglis and Dave Taylor

come into the 17 for the injured centre Willie Tonga and Warriors forward Jacob Lillyman. Origin's about

grasping opportunities and our

preparation will be key. In a

surprise, the game 1 referees,

Tony Archer and Jared Maxwell, Hayne and the changes reflect

refereeing ranks. Reeling from the depth of talent in the

injuries, two several star players, the reshuffled their team to take

on the Broncos on Sunday.

Fullback Josh Dugan, sidelined

for up to 5 weeks with an ankle injury, is remaced by Nathan

Massey. James Stuart shifts to

wing to replace Joel Thompson

while Blake Ferguson will move

to the centres. Coach Dave

Furner says it's been a

struggle to maintain a full-strength squad for most this season. We haven't had

that much of the year. It was

probably those two wins we probably those two wins we had nearly the same side going in

week in week out so it has been

trying for everyone . And it's

been confirmed Terry Campese is

out for eight to 12 weeks with

a groin strain which means his

season is over. One of Australia's most acclaimed actors is making a rare return to the stage. Judy Davis will

star in the traditional classic 'The Seagull' but the actor is

leaving all her talking for the stage and refusing all

interviews. Like most strong

dramas, love play as big part in 'The Seagull', in 'The Seagull', in this case

unrequited love. Director

Benedict Andrews turned his

back on pre revolutionary

Russia in his adaptation for the Belvoir Theatre. He's put actor Maeve Dermody and the

rest of his cast into an Aussie beach

beach shack to sort out their relationship troubles. There's a special feeling that very well in Australia, this

kind of special time with your

life stops for a while and

you'll spend time at a summer

shack. Judy Davis is star billed, making a long anticipated return to the stage

after 7 years but Davis won't

talk publicly about how she

feels about playing 'Arkadina',

she's a recluse from the media,

declining all interviews, an issue her director dismisses.

That are doesn't bother me. You're David Wenham is cast as Dave's

onstage lover Aleksei. He says

the 19th century play about angst-ridden artists is angst-ridden artists is equally true today. It does ring bells

about the nature of being an

artist, what one strives to

achieve, what one sometimes gives up, the challenges of

being an artist. The constant

struggle with that life. It

certainly is very bone. 'The Seagull' bombed when

it was first staged in 1896. It

later became a massive hit,

something the producers hope to repeat with its theme. And today's weather,

here's Mark Carmody. Thank you

and good evening. It was windy and cold today and not pleasant

being out aside. The wind were

north-westerlies, averaging

30ks an hour or so with maximum gust of 54 at the

airport and cold, mining 4 at

the airport overnight and then

a maximum of only 9 but that

not within cooee of the

June maximum in 1949, 2.1, which is close to today's top

apparent temperature which was


The Alice got the showers

from cloud moving across the

centre. Cloud over the

southeast is associated with a

trough and pool of very cold

air which will continue to generate strong, cold winds along with showers and possibly

snow. The court front has moved

through now and is up over the northern NSW but a low east of

Tasmania and a high west of

Tasmania is funneling the trailing cold air over the southeast.

Virginia, this flower is no

no stranger to the cold as it

comes from comes from Japan, Korea and China. Thank you, Mark, and I'm

going to buy you some leggings

to go under your shorts because

it's so cold. Before we go, a

brief recap of our top stories

- another Australian soldier

has been killed in Afghanistan

during a raid on a Taliban

weapons dump. Wayne Swan has

released Treasury modelling

showing the economy will grow

under a carbon tax. And that's

the news for now but stay with

us for 7:30 and we'll leave you with a spectacular display from

one of Chile's 3,000 volcanoes.

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