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Today, a media probe uncovers evidence of match fixing in the top levels of tennis. This Program Is Captioned Live by CSI Australia The search continues for a missing Melbourne woman as police question her neighbour. New sanction imposed an Iran just 24 hours after restrictions were eased. Good afternoon. You're watching ABC News. I'm Brigid Glanville. Also ahead on the program, the Australian share market is falling but gains for retail stocks are helping to limit the extent of the losses. And the sensational innings from Glen Maxwell guides Australia to a series win over India. A joint investigation by the BBC and BuzzFeed News has uncovered secret files exposing evidence of widespread match fixing at the top level of tennis. Over the last decade, 16 players were referred to the sport's integrity unit though all were allowed to continue playing. The group in question contains players who've ranked in the top 50, including winners of Grand Slam titles. Tennis is a big deal for the gambling industry with billions bet on the sport each year, it needs to be whiter than white. In 2007, an investigation was launched into suspicious betting and match fix s. Mark Phillips was part of that investigation. Data analysts and investigators had linked the players with the gamblers and that was one of the reasons why we believe this evidence was so strong. It seemed like a perfect opportunity for tennis to charge players - complete the investigation, charge players, get through the disciplinary system and create a strong deterrent. The BBC and BuzzFeed News have obtained documents from tennis insiders including the investigation carried out by Mark Phillips and others. They identify a series of betting syndicates linked to players. A Russian group who bet on five suspicious matches and on over £250,000, a north Italian group placed bets on 28 match s and won over £650,000 and a Sicilian syndicate who bet on 12 games including three matches at Wimbledon and won £650,000. This syndicate targeted Wimbledon more than any other Grand Slam. The documents we've obtained also show that the former top 50 player Martin Arguello had exchanged 82 texts with a Sicilian gambler before a match in 2006. Investigators retrieved parts of them. In the morning the gambler texts Arguello, "I'd like to talk to you because the match." Arguello responds, "He doesn't want to do it. He intends to win." Before the game, he texts the gambler again, "All OK." The gambler's syndicate went on to win over £250,000 on the match. We put this to Martin Arguello but he declined to comment.We've learned that there have been repeated alerts about 16 top-level players involved in suspicious matches sent to tennis's integrity unit over a number of years and some of those players will be on court this week at the Australian Open. Tennis is just a hobby now for this former player, the first to be banned for match fixing which he denies. He told me about the approaches to fix matches he'd received and refused. In Chennai they offered me 50,000 to lose against Davydenko first round and in Paris they offered me double money to lose against Ma headquarter ut in straight sets and also a bigger amount than $50,000 in musco.10sis gearing up for its first Grand Slam of the year and those in charge of the game are adamant they're taking corruption seriously. We are aware that it is there. I think it is on an incredibly small level and it's our business, going forward, that we keep acting upon this in the best possible way.One of the architects of tennis's integrity unit is critical of the way the sport has tackled match fixing. There san element of actually keeping things under wraps. Nobody likes doing their dirty washing in public. If they were really serious about dealing with this then they really need to create an integrity unit with teeth. Tennis will be centre stage when the Australian Open starts tomorrow. In order to keep people playing and watching, the sport must prove it's doing all it can to protect the game. We're joined by reporter Ben Lisson from the Australian Open where news of this story has been filtering through since it broke this morning. Ben, tennis officials held a news conference earlier. What did they say? Yes there, was a packed media room for that particular media conference. It had been the talk of the morning on day one of the Australian Open, just how substantial was this evidence and how sophisticated were these claims that match fixing was going on at the top level of tennis? ATP President Chris Kermode flat-out rejected the fact that the ATP had been aware of these issues and turned a blind eye. Here's a little of what he had to say. All of us in tennis are absolutely committed to stamp out any form of corrupt contact in our sport. There is a zero tolerance policy on this. We are not complacent. We are very vigilant on this and whilst we are aware that all sport is - all sport, not just tennis, is at potential risk of corruption, that is why in 2008 the tennis integrity unit was set up to actually tackle this issue head on and we are constantly vigilant and not complacent.And this is what the tennis integrity unit set up for? That's right. It was sort of set up in about 2008 after some suspicious match activity had a kred and it was really about identifying some of these issues quickly and getting on top of them. Obviously part of this reporting was that some evidence was given to people at the top levels of tennis and they turned a blind eye. Of course in the press conference today they flat-out denied it and also said they would not comment if there was any ongoing investigations to any current players at the Australian Open. Ben, back on court, who are the big names playing this year? Yes, it's almost easy to forget there was actually some tennis to look forward to today, Novak Djokovic being the main one of course in action today, playing Hyeong Chung from Korea. Serena Williams won her first set just a moment ago against Camila Giorgi of Italy and tonight the biggest Australian name of the day is Nick Krygios and he's on court at about 7:00 tonight in his first round match. Is there anyone we should be looking out for, any up-come-comers coming through the ranks? Yeah, there's a few up-come-comers even from the Australian side of things. Omar Jasika, a young player who's performed well on the junior circuit is making the step up into the Australian Open later today so again, he's not the kind of guy likely to go far in the tournament but someone to watch for the future. Victoria Azarenka has hit the form she won the Australian Open in a couple of years ago and looking every bit a former world number one so another player to look out for. Ben Lisson, thank you. Police are questioning a 48-year-old man over the disappearance of a Victorian mother of two. Karen Chetcuti hasn't been seen for almost a week. Her neighbour was arrested yesterday and his property declared a crime scene. Stephanie Anderson reports. Behind me are the two properties owned by Karen Chetcuti's neighbour Michael Cardamone. This area was declared a crime scene yesterday and homicide detectives and forensic investigators spent quite some time here yesterday afternoon and didn't leave until the early hours of the morning. Mr Cardamone is in police custody. He was arrested under some fairly bizarre circumstances. Police received reports that a Whorouly man had been kidnapped. They then saw a car matching that description in the Melbourne suburb of St Kilda which is two or three hours drive away. They moved to intercept that vehicle but the driver need all fled. They caught up with him about an hour later and arrested Mr Cardamone. It is important to stress he's just being questioned so far and no charges have been laid. Karen Chetcuti hasn't been seen since Tuesday night. The mother of two was last seen at the local member here in Whorouly. Her burned-out car was found in Myrtleford which is not far from here and there's been an extensive search to try and find her. SES crews have been doing line searchs and combing over the area but they're now no longer involved and it is in the hands of police. Clive Palmer's Queensland Nickel has gone into voluntary administration. FTI Consulting has been appointed to manage the company's operations. On Friday, the refinery sacked 237 workers citing low nickelal prices and the Queensland Government's refusal to guarantee a multimillion-dollar loan. Reporter Jesse Dorset is near Townsville. The North Queensland economy isn't in a good way. It's tough times. Clive Palmer's company isn't the only one that's had to lay off workers in recent months with the mining downturn and the drought surrounding Townsville. The Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the government's doing all it can by bringing forward some of its infrastructure projects which will create about 180 jobs and she says she hopes some of the sacked workers will be able to get work on those programs and she says she'll be phoning Malcolm Turnbull when me returns from the Middle East, asking the Federal Government to do the same thing.What has the company said? We haven't been able to talk to any of the managers in person but they released a statement this morning confirming that the company has gone into voluntary administration. Clive Mensink, who's the managing director and Clive Palmer's nephew, says she he has hope for the business. He thinks it's got a future. He said the administrators will come in and they'll provide an update to creditors later on in the month. A source inside the refinery has told me the administrators basically act as another layer of management so they go in to the business and the usual managers still have their jobs but they've got an extra person to report to now. Have we heard from Clive Palmer? Not this morning. Mr Palmer spoke exclusively to the ABC late yesterday on the Gold Coast and he told us - he was responding to the revelations that his company has donated millions of dollars to the Palmer United Party, his political venture, in the last few years and in fact donated money in the last six months but when he was talking to us he gave no indication the company was about to go into voluntary administration so certainly he's got a couple of questions to answer there and a lot of the workers and indeed Townsville want to hear from Mr Palmer. They want Mr Palmer to come up to Townsville so they can talk to him directly. The company was Townsville's biggest private employer before last week's sackings.Jesse Dorset, thank you very much. The Prime Minister has announced a small boost to Australia's military contingent in Afghanistan during a brief visit to the country. A day after his surprise visit to Iraq, Malcolm Turnbull flew in to Kabul to meet the Australian troops still serving there as part of a NATO-led training mission. He announced Australia will increase its commitment to that operation by 20, taking the total number of ADF personnel in Afghanistan to 270. You're making a real difference to the evolution of Afghanistan to a point where it can stand on its own two feet in maintaining its own security. The work that you're doing right across the board, building capacity, is absolutely critical to this country's futurer. The Prime Minister also met the country's President who accepted an invitation to visit Australia this year. Mr Turnbull is now on his way to Washington for talks with the US President and senior Defence officials. Burkina Faso's President says he's mobilised troops in the country's north to find an Australian couple kidnapped by Al Qaeda. Dr Ken Elliott and his wife Jocelyn, who have run a medical clinic in the west African nation for 40 years, were abducted from their home on Saturday. A full alert has been issued to the Defence and security forces in the area to catch the kidnappers and rescue the Elliotts.The Department of Foreign Affairs is assisting local authorities to find the couple. Dr Elliott, who's in his 80s, is the only doctor in the area and performs as many as 150 surgeries a month. Rallies have been held across Indonesia to condemn last week's terror attack in Jakarta. The protest against extremism comes as the civilian death toll rises to four and three of the Westerners seriously injured flown to Singapore for surgery. Indonesia correspondent Adam Harvey filed this report. Extremism in Indonesia isn't just this week's problem. This highly choreographed rally against terrorism and drugs was organised long before Thursday's attack, doesn't mean the centums aren't heart-felt. Last Thursday in Jakarta, the terrorists wanted to create fear among people but I call on the people not to be afraid. What is important ta-S to build solidarity because solidarity of 250 million people is a massive power and no other pour will be able to - power will be able to fight against it, leave alone the small terrors which only make us worry.Ordinary Indonesians showed their resolve out on the streets during car-free day. Under the watchful eye of the city's police and military. TRANSLATION: I don't feel afraid. Also because there are so many security personnel around today, God willing, it will be safe.The civilian death toll of the attacks has grown to four after a bank worker succumbed to his injuries and a courier killed on Thursday, originally thought to be a terrorist, has been cleared of involvement.French authorities are threatening to send in bulldozers today to clear an area of the controversial migrant camp in Calais nicknamed The Jungle. Around 4,000 people are living there in squalid conditions, most hoping to stow away to England to claim asylum. There's no-one in control and it's left to hundreds of volunteers, including Australians, to help provide shelter and food. Europe correspondent Lisa Millar reports from the camp in Calais. Of the hundreds of thousands of migrants that are coming across into Europe, only a tiny percentage end up here in Calais but this camp is just becoming more and more permanent every year that it exists. There are new homes being built for people, they're moving out of their tents, and there are things like Jungle Books it's a library - if we can just have a quick look inside - so quite an extensive library there. Lot of the migrants don't want their faces to be seen so you'll see them turning away from us as we're walking and pointing because they believe that if they have been shown on television that they won't then have an opportunity to get asylum in England and that's why they're sensitive about that but they're standing around. We've got a generator here because they're charging up their telephones. You can see they put their heads down, understandably. They don't want to be identified. We've got the generator charging their phones. You can see it does seem like it is almost a permanent commune here and Reverend Bill Crews from Sydney is here as well having a look. This is your second, third- Third visit. Has it changed? Yes, when I first came here there were just people and kind of make-shift sorts of things. Gradually now this community is coming together and my guess is that when this community ends a lot of people are going to miss the friendships they built here. In one room in Sydney where I was a couple of weeks ago there was $4 trillion. $4 trillion. If the world wanted to solve this problem they'd solve it tomorrow. They're quite happy to dither around, to leave these people suffering like it is and the tragedy is that there's all this energy here that could build a whole new community and a whole new country and what they're being left is just to fall off the shelf so there's whole lot of potential in this place. When I come here that's what you see, you see the future and because these people are willing to grab the future but most people see them as problems.Thanks, Reverend Crews. The trouble is this is a refugee camp that is not an official camp. The French Government has said it's going to bull doze the tents over the next 24 hours and there's been a real rush here to try and move people into more permanent constructions but there just does not seem to be any solution to the problem. The UK certainly does not want them continuing to attempt to get on the semi trailers and through the tunnel. It is becoming more and more of a problem and certainly as winter approaches - winter is upon us - then the weather is also a real issue as they're suffering health issues and housing. The charities here say there's just not enough help coming in. The United States Treasury has imposed new sanctions against Iranian companies and individuals over a ballistic missile test last year. The announcement of fresh sanction was use after a plane containing American prisoners left Iran in a prisoner swap. The United States lifted international sanctions after a historic deal with Iran lessened the threat of a nuclear bomb. If Iran tries to cheat, if they try to build a bomb covertly, we will catch them so the bottom line is this - whereas Iran was steadily expanding its nuclear program, we have now cut off every single path that Iran could have used to build a bomb.Iran partly dismantled its nuclear weapons infrastructure and got rid of most of its stocks of enriched uranium. Stay with us. We'll take a look at the markets next. Coming up in sport, Manchester United's Wayne Rooney sets an English Premier League scoring record with a winner against great rivals Liverpool. Fro Finance reporter Sue Lannin is here now and, Sue, Woolworths is getting out of hardware? That's right. We're seeing Woolworths said today it was either going to sell off or get out of its Masters hardware business so Woolworths has told the stock exchange it believes it could take many years for moisters to become profitable. The company says it - for moisters to become Woolworths says Masters will continue to trade while it gets outs of the business which could take some time. The move into to hardware was an attempt to compete with the Wesfarmers owned Bunnings.Wesfarmers is doing the opposite of Woolworths? That's right. They're getting in to hardware in the UK so they're expanding. The owner of Coles supermarkets and Bunnings says it will buy UK-based home improvement chain Home Base for $700 million. Home Base is the second-largest home improvement and garden retail store in the UK and Ireland. Wesfarmers plans to roll out the Bunnings brand in the UK over the next three to five years. More red on the market today? Yes, we saw stocks fall nearly 2% in early trade after a slump on Wall Street and because oil prices have fallen further on the prospect of Iran starting to export more but the news from Wesfarmers and Woolworths has picked up the market in afternoon trade, so in afternoon trade:



Sue, thank you. The first leg of the Tour Down Under begins tomorrow and amongst the riders will be defending champion Rohan Dennis. While winning a medal at the Rio Olympics is his top priority, Dennis is still hungry enough to pedal his way to another Australian Tour win. An easy ride through his home town is another day in the office for the 25-year-old defending champion. Form-wise, I think I'm probably just as good as last year if not maybe little bit better but it all just depends on how the race pans out tactically. A stage win in last year's Tour De France and a world hour record have taken Rohan Dennis's confidence to a new high. An hour record specifically just showed me another level of pain I can actually go to.There will be strong competition from other contenders including 3-time winner Simon Gerrans but this year Dennis will have help from a former rival. Geraint Thomas and Simon Gerrans, guys like these, you know, I think we do need, both Rowan and I, to team up and take those guys on.Champion climber Richie Porte has shifted from Sky to Dennis's team, BMC. The dilemma for BMC is who's going to be the one and I think that may well be determined after stage 3 at the Corkscrew day because it's a hard climb towards the end with a 5km descent after the top.At this Adelaide cafe run by Rohan Dennis's parents, there's no doubt about who is going to win. He will hurt beyond what anyone else can hurt to get that result and it's just like it's inbred, like it fuels his engine, I suppose, the more pain he's in he just feeds off of that. Certainly, if it's not me causing mayhem then it will be Rohan so, you know, bring it on. The mayhem begins with the first stage of the Tour on Tuesday. A young man from the Hunter Valley has made sporting history, becoming the first turn win the world's toughest motor race. Toby Price defeated all it odds to win the motorbike category of the gruelling Dakar Rally just three years after a broken neck threatened his future in the sport. This is the moment a childhood dream came true. To be the first Australian to win the Dhaka in all events is crazy. I really don't know what to think. It's insane.Some would call him insane for even wanting to enter the 2-week race. The dar acis the most gruelling endurance motorbike rally in the world. Participants ride up to 900km a day from Argentina to Bolivia and back. Toby Price's family is ecstatic. The 28-year-old stunned fans by winning five of the race's seven stages, battling the harshest conditions on earth. Freezing cold, high altitudes where you can't breathe to 47-degree heat in sand dunes the next day. It all started when he was a toddler. He took a shine to riding his older brother's bike and, yeah, there was basically no stopping him. That is until 2013 when he broke his neck while competing in the US. Gets you a little emotional thinking about it. He was so determined, even from laying in his hospital bed that that wasn't going to stop him. Whatever he wants to do, nothing can block the driveway. He goes at it full bore and you can't stop him. The neck injury was devastating but Toby Price had been through worse. Two years earlier, he lost his sister Amanda. She was born very premature and her survival rate at that time was not very good but she outbeat them as well. To the family, Amanda Price was known as Min. She died in 2011, aged 29. When ToB started doing the altitude race at Dhaka, we always said, "Min's up there, she's pushing him on." Matt Price taught his champion brother everything he knows but says he's long given up on beating him.I'm sort of not as agile as I was back in the day but, yeah, no, he sort of pushes me along and, yeah sOrkts of mucks around.He and his parents have barely slept for two weeks. I have been getting up at 4 every morning so so I can spend at least an hour before I go to work and, yeah, make sure he's OK. For now, Toby Price is lapping up the media frenzy in South America but when he comes home his family will be waiting for him with open arms. Now for more sports news, Grandstand's Nick Lockyer has more on the Australian Open getting under way on day one with some serious controversy surrounding the sport. This is of course after that BuzzFeed News and BBC report that we covered at the start of our bulletin that uncovered some widespread match fixing at the top level of tennis. Play has begun in the first rounds of the Australian Open following that report and there are a couple of matches to watch out for tonight, specifically in terms of the Australian. Nick Krygios who we saw a little earlier there, he plays Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta tonight - I hope you like that pronunciation - and Sam Stosur, who has never progressed past the 4th round at the Aussie Open, starts her campaign against Kristyna Pliskova. Also tonight the defending champion Novak Djokovic, he plays a little later on this afternoon and everybody's favourite on screen at the moment, Roger Federer opens his tournament tonight at 7:00. Excellent pronunciation. Thank you. The eastern Europeans are coming so watch the next couple of weeks. February is the Test. What's the great news for Nathan Lyon this morning? Nathan Lyon, the Australian spinner, has been called into the national squad for the remaining two one-dayers and three Twenty20 matches against India. Last night the Australians won the ODI series. They wrapped it up with an exciting 3-wicket win over the tourists at the MCG, helped out by some wonderful fielding from Steve Smith and Glen Maxwell on the boundary. There was some brilliant fielding. They were set 296 for victory and found themselves in a bit of strife for the first time in the series when they were reduced ed to 6 for 215 in the 39th over. Enter Glen Maxwell. He smashed a match-winning knock of 96 off 83 balls to rescue Australia. Some of his shots were absolutely beautiful. A beautifully played innings that showed a lot of maturity just when the hosts needed it. James Faulkner played a great supporting role as well. He hit the winning run and the fourth ODI is in Canberra on Wednesday. Nots just about tennis and cricket at the moment. NRL, it's the preseason, I suppose, plenty of players. Switching club s? Yeah, there has been lot of movement in the NRL off season and no changes to that just yet. Michael Jennings, one of the biggest stars in the NRL, has left the Roosters effective immediately for the Parramatta Eels, in fact he actually train would the Eels this morning. The NSW Origin star signed a 4-year deal with the Eels and he'll be joined in a new-look side at Parramatta which includes Kieran Foran, goal kicking fullback Michael Gordon and State of Origin back rower Beau Scott so expect a very improved performance from the Eels this season. Finally, some history in the English Premier League this morning? Yeah, a nice little bit of history from Manchester United fans. Wayne Rooney, the captain of the Red Devils, netted the only goal in his side's 1-0 win over Liverpool this morning and in doing so broke the Premier League record for goals scored for one clubtism was the 30-year-old's 176th EPL goal for the Red Devils, surpassing Thierry Henry's record and it lifted the Red Devils to within two points of the top four. It hasn't been a good start to 2016 for Liverpool fans though, yet to record a win. They're struggling in ninth spot on the ladder.Nick Lockyer, thank you. Former Essendon coach James Hird admits he should have done more to stop the club's supplements program which led to 34 current and former players being banned for a year. But speaking on ABC News 24 in his first live interview since the aspensions, Hird is adamant the ruling was unjust and the players never took anything illegalism James Hird admits he feels guilty for his role in the program which damaged the careers of 34 players. I have a level of responsibility in that. I should have known more, I should have done more when the opportunity came and I feel extremely guilty for that and bad for that and I can only apologise for that because I made decisions in real time that in hindsight I think were wrong. The court of arbitration for sport's decision means the players have been labelled drug cheats. Hird says the only person who knows what they were injected with is sports scientist Stephen Dank who Hird is convinced didn't give them anything illegal. Why would he go and try and dope our players? It doesn't make any sense to me. If someone asks what is it in for Stephen Dank to do that, I don't see - there's no rational reason why he would do that. Hird says Bombers players were sacrificed for an anti-drug message. 34 men with the acroficial lambs to send that message and that's not good enough in my opinion. You cannot sacrifice 34 innocent men to send a message like that. Although it's a good message, you cannot sacrifice 34 men. Hird says the AFL also made him a sacrificial lamb. I was then told by Gillon McLachlan later on that this is about the optics and that, you know, later on that you're the person. How would it look if the person who's been the highest-profile athlete or personality at the Essendon football club escaped sanction? We know you haven't done much wrong but how would it look? Hird also says then club President David Evans told him not to tell ASADA the whole truth. Yes y was told to tell the whole truth except about what Andrew Demetriou had said to David Evans that night on 4 February. In other words don't say that Andrew Demetriou had leaked the information to the club? Yes.Were you asked that by ASADA? I was asked that and I told the truth. Hird insists nobody at Essendon tried to cheat.You can catch that interview in full again this evening on ABC News 24. Former Essendon coach James Hird speaking exclusively with Tracy Holmes at 8:10 eastern daylight time on ABC News 24.A quick look at the national weather now: Stay with us. Coming up later in the program, creeks flowing and grass growing. Cattle farmers welcome the rainfall that's turning the Red Centre green. A reminder now of the top stories. A joint investigation by the BBC and BuzzFeed News has uncovered secret files exposing evidence of widespread match fixing at the top level of tennis. Over the last decade 16 players were referreded to the sport's integrity unit, though all were allowed to continue playing. Clive Palmer's Queensland Nickel refinery near Townsville was expected to keep trading despite being put into voluntary administration. The announcement comes just days after Queensland Nickel sacked more than 230 workers from its Townsville refinery. The company had been seeking support from the State Government but was knocked back because of lack of transparency over its books. Burkina Faso's President says he's mobilised troops in the country's north to find an Australian couple kidnapped by Al Qaeda. Dr Ken Elliott and his wife Jocelyn who have run a medical clinic in the west African nation for 40 years were abducted from their home on Saturday and the Prime Minister has praised Australian troops engaged in training missions in Afghanistan during a visit to the country. Malcolm Turnbull met with military personnel still serving in the war-torn country as part of a stopover on his way to Washington. Mr Turnbull also heard talks in Kabul with Afghanistan's President. Returning to our top story - the allegations of match fixing at international tennis tournaments and tennis officials alt the Australian Open spoke to the media about the story a little earlier. The ATP President, Chris Kermode, absolutely rejected any suggestion that authorities have suppressed or not thoroughly investigated allegations of match fixing. The tennis integrity unit and the tennis authorities absolutely reject any suggestion that evidence of match fixing has been suppressed for any reason or isn't being thoroughly investigated. While the BBC and BuzzFeed News reports mainly refer to events from about 10 years ago, we will investigate any new information and we always do.In its investigations, the tennis integrity unit has to find evidence as opposed to information, suspicion or hearsay and this is the key here that it requires evidence. A year-long investigation into the match in 2007 found insufficient evidence and as the BuzzFeed News report States itself, the investigators had hit a brick wall and it just wasn't possible to determine who the guilty party was in relation to this match. All professional players, support staff and officials are subject to the tennis anti-corruption program. Tennis in integrity unit anti-corruption investigations have resulted in 18 convictions of which 6 have had life bans. Let me just say that all of us here in tennis are absolutely committed to stamp out any form of corrupt conduct in our sport. There is a zero-tolerance policy on this. We are not complacent. We are very vigilant on this and whilst we are aware that all sport is - all sport, not just tennis, is at potential risk of corruption, that is why in 2008 the tennis integrity unit was set up to actually tackle this issue head on and we are constantly vigilant and not complacent.Rare wildlife and fragile sea beds are being given more protection under a scheme designed to conserve the waters around the UK. The move, covering 23 new areas, has been welcomed by environmental groups although there are concerns about how the protection can be managed. A glimpse of the remarkable world beneath our waves. These images were captured on a recent expedition to a deepwater canyon off the Cornish coast. Designated as a marine reserve two years ago, life here is flourishing. Now 23 new zones have been added to this conservation network. Lot of what we're doing is about protecting what's already there for the future and trying to enhance the status of these habitats. The truth is as we have ever more intense uses in our marine environment from renewable energy, digging in cables, fishing activity for instance, we need to make sure that we protect the vast array of marine habitats that we have.Some 20% of English waters are now considered protected. The reserves from from Kroma in the North Sea to Cumbria and down the Lands End. The waters around New Cay lie within one of the new zones. It is an important area. We went rockpolling with Ruth Williams from the Cornwall wildlife sponge. It's not just about the colourful and charismatic, it's about conserving the familiar wild places like this. We have been damaging our seas for centuries now, over-fishing and polluting, and using the protected area networks is one way to start to look after it, to give our species and our habitats the space and the time to start to recover and hopefully they can then start to thrive again. So these waters may now be part of a marine reserve but what's actually changed? There are no rules or regulations in place to say what you can and can't do here. And that's what concerns the fishermen who work along this coast. They don't yet know what the impact will be on their way of life.Do you think fishermen are worried? I think fishermen are worried. The worst-case scenarios, complete closure stopping fishing. We're hoping there is a far more nuanced, far more realistic management measures in place that does allow the fishing activity that currently takes place.The reserve lines have been drawn, the marine world needs to be detected and a balance must now be found between the sea and the humans who use it.Could it be that we might be able to eat our way out of mental health issues? This afternoon's health report on Radio National deals with an emerging discipline called nutritional psychiatry and astounding research that suggests some people with diabetes actually live longer. Dr Norman Swan explains how diet could affect your mental state. A lot of this is still research-based but there is tantalising evidence so there's various things. First of all your bowel, the chemicals that keep your bowel going, the neurtransmitters and so on, are almost the same neuro chemicals that exist in the brain, that transmit between nerves in the brain so, the gut is very complex. So the gut is designed to respond to nutrition in a very similar way to the chemicals in the way so that's one thing is that you get chemicals that are small enough molecules that can go to the scbran influence brain activity. The second is through the immune system so nutrition can affect the immune system and some mental health problems such as schizophrenia have probably got an immune element to them and then there are other things which we simply - then there's pregnancy so women in pregnancy may - who have an unhealthy diet there, rrz some evidence that that affects behaviour and emotional regulation in their babies and that's not too difficult to follow because the pattern of diet might influence the neurodevelopment of the baby. Then there will be stuff that they just don't know but there's tantalising evidence. And you know how often many psychiatrists and also psychologists, even with people with depression, will say exercise more, eat healthy. Is that where it starts? That is exactly where it starts and there's been a - this has been a very controversial area over the years with some controversial psychiatrists giving massive doses of vitamins to people saying that's going to help them. There's no evidence for that so the evidence at the moment is omega 3 fatty acids in fish and serious depression and probably bipolar disorder. There's an amino acid and there's a form of it the may help in bipolar disorder and then there is a lot of evidence, as you say, that a healthy diet, the Mediterranean style diet is associated with less depression and less anxiety even when you control for things like where you live, how much money you've got and how much education you've had.Could the data be affected by social factors? It could and sometimes its lard to control for that but they've tried to do it as well as they can but there are animal studies which support this. There's tantalising evidence from Canada that your bugs in your bowel could be involved here, it's a very trendy area of research but one researcher in Hamilton, Ontario reckons he's found a form of lecto bacillus which has anti-depressant effects. What you eat affects the bugs in your bowel. If what you eat changes the bugs in your bowel and they exude chemicals which affects your brain, that is one way it could all work. I felt like I should have put an alert in the introduction that some people with diabetes actually live longer, moving on to that one I should say, and the other one but dive live longer. What's the story behind that? Sweden's got fantastic health statistics and this register of people with Type 2 Diabetes, that's the diabetes you get as you get older and often fatter. They've got about 450, 435,000 people with diabetes on this register. They followed them for 5 years to see how they went compared to 2 million controls in the population, people who are otherwise similar but they didn't have Type 2 Diabetes. What they found was - good news first - as you get older with Type 2 Diabetes, your chances of living longer or dying at your age compared to people who don't have Type 2 Diabetes, get better. Up to 30% lower mortality compared to controls as you get older which is incredible and I'll explain it in a moment. The in the bad news is if you're young with diabetes, under 55, Type 2 Diabetes, your chances of dying are higher, irrespective of how well you control your diabetes. So here you have this kind of bimodal distribution, older better. Here's what the story is. When you're younger with Type 2 Diabetes you're often a smoker and unhealthy at the same time and that seems to wash over the other effects. You've got to change your lifestyle. The people who are older who do better are people who have looked after their diabetes, don't have kidney failure and are basically doing quite well with their diabetes. Why they're better than controls is they're getting more love and attention from the medical system. They're on statins to reduce their cholesterol, they're lowering their blood pressure so even though they've got diabetes they're relatively healthy. Is it older people getting diabetes, is it just one of the other things you might get with old age that isn't going to affect their life span or when they're going to die? If they neglect it they will. They have to look after themselves? If the group of people who did up to 30% better than controls were those looking after themselves. This study is almost saying people under 55 that get Type 2 Diabetes, doesn't matter for they don't look after themselves. They looked at crude things like blood sugar control and how well they were controlling that. What they need to do is get active with lifestyle, make sure they're not smoking, get the blood pressure and cholesterol down and really look after themselves. Everybody's got to do that but there is light at the end of the tunnel if you do. I'm sure everyone will be listening. Thank you. After 6 years farmers in the Northern Territory have had their first decent rainfall and the continent's Red Centre is finally turning green. The rain's also been a boon for wildlife. The green grass has replaced the red dirt in Central Australia. Normally dry creek beds are flowing with water. We had the best Christmas present ever. It actually rained for us. The grass is just leaping out of the ground and we've still got a couple more rainy months to go.Wally Klein has been work at Orange Creek Station 100km south of Alice Springs for more than two decades. The rain has brought him much-needed hope. It's the first time that I can remember when we've got low interest, low fuel prices, really good cattle prices and now a good season to go with it.His daughter, Joella Klein, is a 4th-generation farmer. She was coaxed back on to the land but now she wouldn't have it any other way. Dad said, "Just come home for 6 months before you go overseas," so I did and I'm still here.The wet weather drawcard certainly helps. When you see all the green grass and the rain and the fat cows you think, "Yeah, this is where I want to be." You can already see the cows shining and they're making milk so the calves are running around with their tails up in the air and it's absolutely fantastic so in a couple of months we'll probably double our value of the stock.And it's not just our pastoralists that are happy with the rain. This sen trailian carpet python loves it too. Carpet pythons have a field day, part of like the buffet, the free buffet, eat all you can.Across the desert, wildflowers are beginning to appear on the land scape. Deserts are full of life and when you add water it just blossoms and explodes really Puts a bit of heart back in the job and keeps us going. Right as rain in a normally parched piece of Australia. Stay with us. Coming up later, teaching dogs new tricks. Owners bond with their pets over dog yoga. Let's take a look at the latest market figures:

The fall on the Australian share market follows a steep fall on Wall Street and further plunge in crude oil prices. John Noonan from Thomson Reuters explains why the falling oil price is such a grave concern and causing heightened investor fear. On the one hand it should be a good thing, right, the less money you spend at the bowser the more money you have to spend in the shopping malls ut unfortunately the world is facing deflationary pressures anyway. Inflation is bad but deflation is worse and the second problem and probably the biggest problem is the fact that so much of the shale oil industry in the States is funded by debt and that debt could go bad. If you look back to the GFC that was all caused by bad debt in the subprime sector, the mortgage markets in the States. If there's suddenly a lot of fails in the US related to the falling energy price, that would be a cause of great concern.What will that mean for Australia? Well, we're not affected directly but one of the factors that would be detrimental for Australia is the fact that the emerging markets are very dependent on commodity prices stayinger higher - staying higher. We won't have the debt problems here - there might be some in particular industries, particularly in the mining sector - but not on the scale you'll see overseas. Australia is very much lined up with the emerging market story though, we're a bit of a proxry for that. It means the Australian Dollar will go low which is a good thing but if the economies in the emerging markets are affected by some sort of emerging market debt crisis, that would have impact on Australia. Do you think the Australian economy could be heading towards a recession, given what's been happening in the mining industry? The Australian economy's been nothing short of a miracle in some ways. Surviving the GPC? Absolutely and this time around we were so much associated with the Canadian economy, for instance, both of us - both Australia and Canada really benefitted from the commodity boom in a huge way. It was our biggest source of the massive growth period we've had over the last 20 years. Canada, because of the falling oil price, Canada is now in recession, they're about to lower rates probably this week. Our economy is transitioned to be less dependent on the mining sector and more - and we're seeing the services sector build up, our tourism industry is improving, our unemployment rate is coming down. That's all very positive news and the Reserve Bank, unlike the bank of Canada, the Reserve Bank is on hold because they're quite happy with the transition. Now of course certain regions in Australia are affected by the fall in commodity prices, obviously WA, but the mobility of our workforce to move out of the mines where they were getting very good money there to moving into the service sectors in the east coast has been nothing short of remarkable. But that's been the concern, have we transitioned quickly enough out of mining to protect ourselves from the recession? It has been - it is very difficult to match tup. There's always going to be some slippage but it's so far so good and you hear the messaging from the Reserve Bank is they're quite happy with the way it's progressing. Of course it could be better, it always could be better and the Reserve Bank may need to lower rates. By the same token, if we see the deterioration of the commodity outlook plus the China hard landing story becomes one that - you know, the real story. Obviously those kind of head winds will not be good for the economy and eventually we could go into recession but right now it's looking OK. Going back to falling oil prices, petrol prices have come down but not as much as people would thing? I can say as a consumer and stopping at the bowsers this morning, I'm still quite amazed to see where the prices are. If you think back - the cuse is the Australian Dollar has come down but the Australian Dollar is close to 70 cents and that's where it was for many, many years. I can tell cow when the price of oil because below $30 as it is now, petrol prices weren't at $1.10 or $1.20, they were closer to 70 cents so I'm not an expert on that area but I do wonder, just as you do, what's going on here. Probably should be talking to the petrol company s? Yes, they probably have a bit to answer for.John Noonan, thank you. Each summer the lure of the coast is too great for many thousands of land-locked Canberrans but instead of packing up and heading east, many are making camp on their own doorstep in the ACT's parks and reserves, the Cotter, Tidbinbilla and Mamadgi camp grounds are reporting a record number of visitors. Sites have been scarce in ACT camp grounds. So many vans came in. And drove straight out because it was full. It was pretty full on in here. Each evening we've come back it's been absolutely chockers. We've had to look around for an empty site.This Melbourne family extended their stay at the Cotter camp ground and part of the appeal is being treated like camping royalty. The resident ranger arrived with icy poles for us all and so that was great. We got greeted with a very friendly ranger. My favourite thing so far here has been swimming in the lake. Is it a lake? River.The Cotter camp ground experienced a 20% jump in visitors this summer, making it the busiest to date. More than 1,000 people gathered here on Christmas Day and within the first 10 days of this month more than 1,000 people made camp. The facilities are wonderful and it's really reasonable rate for a family, like the children are free and, yeah, it's just $12 for an adult.Some campers, though, clearly more prepared than others. It's too hot. Yeah. It's so hot. We've run out of water. We only had one tent. We barely squyz into it. I think it's a sign. A sign to go home. Over the Christmas-new year period right across the parks and conservation estate we have been experiencing record crowds. More than 8,000 people visited the Tidbinbilla koala enclosure in December and the wider park lured more than 5,000 people over the Christmas period. Further south, Mamadgi experienced its busiest Christmas with just under 600 campers. Pet owners have set a world record in Hong Kong for the largest-ever dog yoga session. 270 pooches and their owners took part. Dog yoga is becoming increasingly popular in Hong Kong as a way for owners to bond with their pets while getting a good stretch. Money raised from the events will go towards Hong Kong's guide dogs for the blind. Let's take a look at the national weather now. Here's Kirsten Venness. Checking the satellite and areas of cloud over WA with a trough that's causing showers and potentially some severe thunderstorms, some patchy cloud over the Northern Territory as well and parts of North Queensland that's bringing a few storms there. Showers along the NSW and Queensland coasts as well with heavy falls in the tropics but dry and hot further south. Victoria and SA reaching very high temperatures today. Checking the rainfall for tomorrow, the rain continues for much of WA with decent falls likely in the southwest corner and good to see some showers likely over the interior, mainly lighter falls there though. Checking your outlook for tomorrow:

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