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(generated from captions) This program is not captioned. Today - taxing times. Battlelines drawn over the GST as MPs return to Canberra. This Program is Captioned Live by CSI Australia Also ahead - a Queensland police officer faces court charged with the murder of his 2-month-old son.New details emerge about the brutal murder of former Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh.And warnings ignored - a former top tennis official claims match-fixing is rife. GloingHello. Gemma Veness with ABC News.Federal Parliament returns tomorrow and election battlelines have already been drawn. A brawl is looming even though the government is yet to set tell on a tax plan an the Labor Premier of SA has ln slapped down by his own party for saying it's time to debate a GST increase.The politicians are returning to the fray.It's good to be back in Canberra.The summer break has wrought some changes.I will let my beard speak for itself.And Christmas wasn't all good cheer.You've had an extraordinarily bad period for the Government, so much division, and so much disunity, a couple of ministers hitting the waa all.But the main battleground hasn't shifted since December.If Malcolm Turnbull wants to go to the election saying he will attack the household budget, then that's a fight we are read did I to have.And the goo of the is yet to settle on a goods and services tax battle plan.There is just a long way to go in this debate.Public and private polls gel with Labor's instinct, that the spectre of a rising GST is the one real chance the Opposition has to punk tu an ascendant PM.I agree with the Australian people on this that a 15% GST on everything is wrong, wrong, wrong.But a discordant voice in Labor's ranks wants a GST debate.We are not collecting enough money in this country to meet the basic needs of our sit dens. That has enraged his counterparts.He says he would never support an increase in the GSTJay Weatherill needs to explain why he is breaking a solemn promise to not increase the go. STNSW is pushing a plan for the NSW, states and request elt to share the 5% raised by a GST hike.We have to do something today to look after future generations.There is no doubt the PM is mulling his options.Changes to the go. ST are certainly part of the tax debate and it's certainly being actively considered by the Government.But so far there is no tax plan and no timetable for delivering one.The decisions will be focused on what is right for the country, what is right for the economy, what is right for jobs and growth.Both leaders have challenges ahead, taking a tax like to an election is high risk for Malcolm Turnbull and in Labor there are dark mutterings about Bill Shorten and a growing Fooer that the party might go backwards at the poll even with the wind of the GST at its back.A Queensland police officer has faced court charged with the murder of his 2-month-old baby.The senior constable was arrested over the weekend after an 18-month investigation. Reporter Josh Bavas was in court.38-year-old Senior Constable Colin David Randall appeared in the Roma Street Magistrates Court this morning charged with the murder of his 2 month infant son in June 2014. Police revealed details of the investigation on the weekend when they laid the charges against him. They said it was a joint investigation between the State Crime Command, Child Protection, ekt Cal standards and the Corruption and Crime Commission.It is alleged that his 2-month-old infant died at their Brisbane bayside home when he was in sole custody of his father.Now, the court appearance today was just very brief and the matter has been adjourned until court next month.The son of Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh has re-entered his not guilty plea in SA's highest court. Cy Walsh appeared briefly via video link claiming he was mentally incompetent the night his father was killed. A judge has now approved reporting on fresh details about the case, but much of the prosecution's evidence remains suppressed.After several hearings at magistrates level, Cy Walsh appeared on a television screen in the Supreme Court for the first time.Now 27 years old, he re-entered his not guilty plea to murdering his father due to mental incompetence.Phil Walsh, aged 55, died from multiple stab wounds at the family's Somerton Park home in Adelaide's west.Many details about the case remain banned from publication.But it can now be reported that about 100 witness statements have been collected, including from Phil Walsh's colleagues at Port Adelaide, the Adelaide Crows and the West Coast Eagles.There are also statements from police officers and doctors in SA and WA where Cy Walsh lived while his father was strategy and innovations coach at the Eagles.Cy Walsh's former Emanuel College friends have also given evidence, along with a student from the University of WA. The prosecution documents include drug test results on blood, urine and hair samples from Cy Walsh.The case returns to court on the 1st April for a directions hearing. By then, three psychiatric reports will be completed. Cy Walsh's lawyer said at least two of the reports would support a mental incompetence defence.The court now begins the difficult task of deciding whether Cy Walsh really was mentally incompetent to commit the offence of murder.Still to come, a teenager's death blamed on synthetic cannabis. A not-to-be missed report on why others might be at risk.Plus abABC report on the devastating drought grips Horn of Africa.And from prison yard to rugby league spotlight.The NSW Supreme Court has been told Roger Rogerson and Glen MacNamara agreed to kill student Jamie Gao before meeting him at a Sydney storage facility. The pair has pleaded not guilty to murdering the 20-year-old who was shot dead during a drug deal two years ago.Jamie Gao walked into a unit at this plaid stow storage complex but left inside a surfboard bag carried by the two men charged with his murder.Prosecutors don't know which pulled the trigger of the 0.25 calibre piss toft. opening day.
Christopher Maxwell QC told the opening day. It doesn't matter.The court heard Jamie Gao was acting as a con tonne niece translator for a friend on drugs charges when he first met McNam Mara who was working as a private investigator ons case.A series of photographs showed Gao had several meetings with McNamara before his murder. He told his cousin that street will be level drug dealing is below him and that, "If you are going to do a deal, it is better to be one big deal." Mr Maxwell said he waentd to the meeting with the expectation that what was to happen in there would shortly make him rich.Jaymie Gao's body was found off Cronulla still in the surfboard bag, but also wrapped and bound in a tarpaulin. Almost 3kg of the drug ice was allegedly found in the car used to dump the body.Jurors were told this case has already attracted significant publicity but Justice Geoffrey Bellew reminded them of their oath to decide the case solely on the evidence they hear in court.Jamie Gao's cousin is amongst the first witnesses to be called.A Melbourne man is going to the NSW Children's Court tomorrow to try to get his daughter back. She was taken from him by police at a Sydney beach 10 days ago. They were sleeping in his car at the time and police concluded this he were homeless. The father admits he has been homeless in the past, but maintains he has now turned his life around.This man is fighting to get his 6-year-old daughter back. This he were fast asleep in his car here at Sydney's Bronte Beach. He says they had been parked for three nights while driving back to Melbourne after holidaying in Queensland and NSW.At midnight police arrived.They told me that it looks like we're living in the car and the car is very messy.The father, who has sole custody because the mother lives in Asia. Admits he has lived out of his car with his daughter in the past, but they now live near the private school his daughter attends in Melbourne's north:This wasn't the father's first run-in with authorities. There are six incidents on his file where police or community services have intervened because the child has been left unattended in the car.Most occurred in 2014.Now the father and daughter have been living in a caravan on this man's property during the week.It's terrifying that such a simple thing could have your family taken away, or could have a father and daughter split up.The school principal says despite the father's past, this is an overreaction by authorities.She was happy, she was friendly, she was positive, she didn't miss a day of school.And she walked in like a child who is well loved.This man says the pair who is he has known for six years stays with him on weekends.If this was a woman who was homeless, what would have happened?She would have been given support, she would have been put into some sort of emergency accommodation, she would have been given help.But Victoria's recently retired Children's Commissioner say this man deserves every chance to keep the child, but kids can't be left in cars.They are not a chattel, they are in fact your responsibility, and those who are responsible for them need to understand and recognise their vulnerability. I'm just worried that she is scared and afraid.The father has seen his daughter once for a supervised visit.Police say human remains discovered in a car in Central Queensland could belong to a man who has been missing for more than a year. Kurt Kempton who was wanted by police on drug-related matters, was last seen in Gladstone in 2014. On Friday night his Holden Colorado was found submerged in Lake Awoonga south-west of the town. Police haven't ruled out foul play.The missing person has been missing for about 16 months now, so we would suggest that that vehicle and the remains of that person have been in that water for a fair period of time.Anyone with information is urged to contact police.NSW Police have issued a warning about a potentially lethal batch of synthetic cannabis T has been linked to the death of a teenager in the Hunter Valley on Saturday night, and there are concerns others could be at risk.On the spot where Dean Shield died, two of his mates laid a bunch of flowers and took a few moments to honour their friend.They said Dean was the nicest guy you could meet.This is a tragedy.This is a 17-year-old boy who has died under very sad circumstances.The teenager's body was discovered on Saturday evening by a Rutherford resident mowing long grass in the lane beside his home. Police soon found out Dean had been experimenting with synthetic cannabis before he died. We've conducted two search warrants, one on a residential premises in Rutherford, the other on a business premises.We've retained a number of exhibits.That business was a tobacconist at Rutherford Marketplace just a few kilometres from where Dean died. Synthetic cannabis is easy to come by.Anecdotally it's gradually coming bag, so after it being illegal and made illegal, we had a little bit of a lull which was great, and gradually that has increased.Three years ago Commonwealth legislation outlawed synthetic cannabis, but because the formula is constantly changing not all varieties are picked up by drug tests and research shows that one in 100 Australians have taken the risk.Young people who are experimenting who thought the drug may have been legal or even safer because of the way it was packaged through to the most common of people who wish to avoid being drug tested in the workplace.The exact cause of his death is unknown. A toxicology report and autopsy still need to be carried out.In the meantime, police are trying to find out if there is more of the bad batch in the community.You really don't know what you're getting.It is a roll of the dice.A gamble that can have fatal consequences.Rising nfnlt RL star Valentine Holmes has been fined by police after an altercation with a taxi driver during the Queensland emerging Origin camp. It is alleged Holmes jumped a taxi queue and argued with the driver in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley on Sunday morning. He has been fined for being a public nuisance and obstructing police. The Queensland rugby league has confirmed Holmes and also Cameron Munster have been excluded from its programs for 12 months for breaking a team curfew.There are fresh allegations tonight about the extent of match-fessing in International Tennis.A former Australian tennis executive has warned matches are being fixed several times per week at all levels of the sport. A special 'Four Corners' investigation has also uncovered links between offshore betting markets and organised crime in Asia.Tennis authorities may have announced a sweeping are he view into match-fixing, but they maintain the sport is clean and the problem is just one of perception.I think the ten Tennis Integrity Unit has done very good work over the last 7 years.Tonight, however, there are fresh claims the sport is riddled with problemsSuspect matches are happening multiple times every week across all levels of tennis right around the globe.Australia's former anti-doping boss Richard ings first warned the sport's governing bodies there was a major problem back in 2005. Tennis decided to bury his report.Corruption in tennis is a bigger threat than doping in tennis.'Four Corners' has obtained new information that shows widespread problem in low-level tournaments.In just three months last year, more than 40 professional matches around the world were red-flagged by bookmakers, otherwise known as traders, because of dubious bets. That's an average of more than three suspicious matches every week.Talking about Sim laer to how it was in 2007/2008, that they believe it is a widespread problem.And authorities are warning about a growing threat to tennis and every other sport played in Australia from unregulated bookmakers in Asia. ShallWell, the unregulated betting markets, we don't have the view into those markets that we have in regulated betting marketsThey operate outsigh the rules.For us, that gives us significant concerns.Local bookmakers say that rules that outlaw online live betting in Australia are pushing local punters into the hands of unregulated bookies offshore.So there are relationships between some of the international people that fix games, fix matches in sport and the betting unregulated betting agents that operate in South East Asia.Former NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell handed had is review into illegal offshore gambling to the Turnbull Government in December. Those findings are yet to be published.After decades of brutal military rule, Myanmar's long suffering Opposition has finally taken political control. Hundreds of first-time Parliamentans have taken their seats in the Lower House.The National League for Democracy led by Aung San Suu Kyi dominated November's election, winning 80% of available seats.Some Parliamentans have spent many years in jail and they say it feels strange to now be conducting these important affairs.In the US, there are only hours to go until the first contest of the 2016 presidential race.But after months of campaigning, Iowa will almost certainly be the end of the road for some Republican candidates.For these people, Senator Ted Cruz is their chosen leader.For him, capturing the evangelical vote is vital.Continue this spirit of revival, awaken the body of Christ, that we might pull back from the abyss.And gun owners do not need to be convinced.Ted Cruz is my man.I'm voting for him.The endorsement of a reality TV star who loves to shoot ducks is always welcome.Despite his prayers and messages of hope, the senator currently in second place, has also stepped up his negative attacks on his third-placed rival.As the hours tick down, all the candidates are now slogging it out and the caucusing begins.We cannot win if we are divided, if we are fighting against each other. It is to me so sad when I see what's happening with our country.The Democrats are no different.We need everybody in this country to be on the same side against terrorists, against the kind of dangers and threats we face. Of course I'm here to try to win tomorrow night, try to win the democratic nomination, try to win the general election.After more than a year of campaigning, we are now heading into the final hours before the Iowa caucuses begin. Clearly some candidates have many more months to go, but other fs they don't rank highly enough, this will be the end of the road and this is just the start of the 2016 presidential race.Authorities hope to tow a 'Star Trek' encargo ship to safety before it runs aground on the south-west French coast. The Panamanian registered boat began listing just over a week ago and all 22 crew members were airlifted to safety after a distress call. Efforts to tow it have failed but another attempt will be made overnight. If it fails, the Mod, 'Modern Express' ship is likely to strike the at landic coast tomorrow. Calmer conditions are expected over the next few days.A humanitarian crisis is once again unfolding in East Africa. More than 10 million people are likely to need emergency food aid this year. Hardest hit is the Horn of Africa. A region experiencing its worst drought in 50 years.In Ethiopia, around 2 million people are facing acute malnutrition. 200,000 livestock have already been lost.And neighbouring Somalia is also suffering. As many as 2.5 million people there are facing an acute shortage of food. Over the next two days we will bring you a special series here on ABC News and at ABC News online. Tonight's report is from ABC correspondent Martin Cuddihy in Somali Land.The endless blue skies in the Horn of Africa have been cloudless for too long .Somalis are mainly nomadic pastoralists, following the rain and grass it brings, but when there is no rain, livestock are sold off or they die. TRANSLATION: We are in a bad situation, but we are still alive.We are desperate for help from those who are in a better situation than us.In the village of Abdi Kadir, 43 boys have been abandoned at school.Because their parents don't have enough to eat, they left the boys at school. It is sponsored by the World Food Program. TRANSLATION: The village elders contribute with upkeep of the boys at school, but we have a problem with space.We do not have enough mattresses for them to sleep on.Some students haven't seen their parents in more than two years. TRANSLATION: My parents left for far away fields, so I can't talk to them.When they graze cattle near the village, they would come and see me. TRANSLATION: Some of the children miss their parents because they haven't seen them for a very long time.Along with one meal from the WFP, generosity from the community is all that's feeding these mouths.This is easily one of the worst affected communities that we've visited. The village head here says on average every week two people are dying because they don't have enough to eat. Some of the pastoralists forced off their land have moved to villages. They now have makeshift lives in temporary homes. TRANSLATION: Large numbers of people are coming into the village and there is no way we can help them since we are also refugees.Refugees fleeing from drought.And if you would like to make a donation: The latest figures show that house prices have picked up again, just as the Reserve Bank is considering its next move on interest rates.Here is Phillip Lasker. First, to a topic that is more important than life itself - house prices.Prices recovered in most capital cities in the east.If you look at the last 12 months, Melbourne has overtaken Sydney as the hottest market.The weakest cities have had some exposure to mining.The bigger the exposure, the worse the year.House price growth has flattened out but not in uf to remove it as a risk if the Reserve Bank cuts interest rates, which it won't do tomorrow.Then there is China where the latest nms showed manufacturering is shrinking at the fastest pace in more than three years.Not bad enough to force the Reserve Bank's hand either.China's markets didn't like it, but Tokyo's investors are still celebrating last week's stimulus measures by the Bank of Japan.That and Wall Street was good enough for us.Banks and miners were mixed.It was a good day for retailers, but spare a thought for the poor old discretionary goods retailers who might be slugged with a huge increase in the GST.This OECD graph of the proportion of household spending hit by a VAT or GST shows Australia down the list.Less than 50% of household spending attracts the GST, a comparatively narrow tax base.In New Zealand, it is nearly 100%.Take cars and audio equipment which attracts the GST.Prices are either flat or have fallen, in spite of what the economy might be doing.Health and education spending which is GST-free just keeps going up.Not a very stable tax base.On currency markets, the Australian dollar is holding well above 70 US cent theAnd that's finance. Rumours about secret tunnels under Canberra, especially Old Parliament House have been around for decades. Cure yos Canberra an Matt Arnaudon contacted the ABC wants to know about the spaces. He joined Sonya Gee for this exclusive tour.While access hatches can be found throughout Old Parliament House, entry into the building's underground tunnel is normally restricted to a handful of staff.Where we are at the moment is in what I would call one of the secret tunnels from under Old Parliament House.You can't see it from the outside, just not aware that it exists.Built almost 90 years ago it is cramped and muddy and where it does and doesn't lead is the source of much speculation.There is no connection to another building, you can't walk from one building to another in the tunnel.The stoer ri of the tunnel to defence is one of those myths that has grown from an a corn of truth.The tunnel was designed to allow access on maintenance and to provide quick communication using some of these pipes.In the 1940s, during the Second World War, they wanted to have secure means of transporting documents between Parliament House and the Defence Department which was in one of the buildings behind us, so they extended the tubes.The tubes use compressed air to move gruments and letters around the building and beyond, to Defence, the Government printing Office in Kingston and the general post office in the Parliamentary Triangle.But this tunnel is hardly the pedestrian thoroughfare that many Canberrans believe exist. Michael Evans believes facts have become distorted over time.During the Second World War, once Australia realised it could be bombed by aircraft, there was a lot of emphasis on building trenches and around this building, around Parliament House, trenches were built and my guess is that they also included some roofed-in structures, like bunkers, where people would have gone had there been an air raid.But he is confident that stories of elaborate tunnels will persist.I'm really fascinated, I think the urban legend still lives on. Urban legends always grow and always remain and as a historian I go by facts but at the back of my mind there is also a little thing that says, "But maybe I don't know everything." And it's secret again.And it's time now for the weather. Here is Graham Creed.Still a lot of cloud sitting around the WA and SA border. This is bringing the potential of localised heavy falls, anywhere through to about Ceduna in SA we could see falls overnight, up to 100 millimetres, but the general fall also be considerably less than that.A severe weather warning out for parts of SA, so the western coast also through the north-west and even down to the lower air Benns ps - Eyre Peninsula, damaging wind gusts with that.This cloud is actually the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Stan.A surface and an upper level low sitting over the south-east of NSW.That will continue to move out off the coast overnightCould see an isolated shower or thunderstorm through parts of the coast but by tomorrow for your State, it is really the inland areas likely to see patchy light rain that will extend down to western parts of Victoria and a few showers also developing about the western districts of Tasmania.Wooer' not looking at much in the way of rainfall through that south-eastern corner, but as that rain band moves up into Queensland, we will see thundery rain in association with that, so we could see slightly heavier rainfall, also look at the potential of local flooding up around the Top End of the Northern Territory, this is as as the monsoon continues to flow across that region manyThe potential of days through the north, but the further south, the more the rain starts to ease off into showers and thunderstorms and generally dry conditions about the far south of the Territory.So a few showers across Queensland, another hot day on the way for Brisbane and high humidity as well, but a milder change will move through in the evening, but that could bring the potential of severe thunderstorms, showers and storms will be widespread through Queensland and the Northern Territory.That will continue as we move into Wednesday.We will also start to see an onshore wind flow bring a few showers about the south-eastern corner of the continent.As that moves through, showers will be fairly widespread about the coastal areas and cooler conditions for Melbourne and also Hobart. Our top stories this hour - potential rise in the GST is dominating discussions in Canberra as politicians return for the new parliamentary year.Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has embraced the debate, but won't be drawn on whether an increase would become government policy.Federal Labor considers it anti-GST campaign to be a potential election winner.A senior Queensland Police constable has faced court, charged with the murder of his baby son. 38-year-old Colin David Randall's 2-month-old son died after paramedics were called to his Brisbane home 18 months ago. He was stood down during the protracted investigation and has today been remanded in custody.The son of former Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh has pleaded not guilty to his father's murder at his first appearance in Adelaide's Supreme Court. 27-year-old Cy Walsh claims he was mentally incompetent the night his father was killed last July.About 100 witness statements from family, friends and AFL identities have been tendered to the court.And US democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has held one last rally to gather support in Iowa ahead of the first contest of the 2016 presidential race. Ms Clinton and her biggest Democratic rival Bernie sanders share the goal after chiefing universal health care, but have different ideas on how to achieve it. Polls suggest Ms Clinton is narrowly ahead of Senator Sanders. Now time for the day's sport, here is Mark Douglass with 'Grandstand'.This evening, Novak Djokovic makes history at Melbourne Park.He has joined Roy Emerson with six Australian Open Championships and the world No. 1 has no intention of stopping at 11 Grand Slam titles. Obviously being 28 and being at the peak of my abilities, I feel like I can achieve much more.I'm Mark Douglass and this is 'Grandstand'. This Program is Captioned Live by CSI Australia Thanks for your company. Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic says his quest for greatness will continue to drive him in the years to come after his sixth triumph in Melbourne. The win was also the 28-year-old's 11th Grand Slam victory as he proved too strong for perennial runner-up Andy Murray. Ben Lisson reports .Fresh from a sixth Australian Open title, Novak Djokovic was feeling charitable, offering a donation to an early learning centre in Melbourne.It is a different kind of legacy from the one he has established on the tennis court. For Djokovic winning the first Grand Slam of the year has become a wonderfully familiar event.Being 28 and being at the peak of my abilities I feel like I can achieve much more.For Andy Murray, now a five-time runner-up, there is not much left to say.I'm proud.I got into this position, just quite looking Foord to getting home now.A lack-lustre Murray dished up error after error as Djokovic took the first set of the final. Murray provided a more robust challenge in the second, but the Serbian demonstrated why he sits a top the world of men's tennis.With some strong support, Murray pushed the defending champion as he aimed to level the match.But two incorrect line calls cost Murray two break points.That is brutal.As Djokoviced the sokd set.Any hopes of a famous comeback were dashed when Djokovic managed to lift his performance againThat's just insane how good that is.With his third match point, Djokovic won his sixth Australian Open from his sixth final in Melbourne.Murray paid an emotional tribute to his pregnant wife.Thank you so much for all of your support and I will be on the next flight home.Thanks.While a spontaneous celebration at Melbourne Park was an unexpected highlight for Djokovic.I never experienced such support after the match. Some things are still new for a man that has done it all. Former Tour professional and annist Louise Fleming joins us. You must have been incredibly impressed with Novak Djokovic last night. Where does he sit with six Australian Opens and 11 Grand Slams as one of the greats of the game?Yes, amazing, he has equalled Roy Emerson's six titles with I is pretty incredible.He will go down as one of the best, no question about that.Oh has played 19 Grand Slam finals and he has won 11 but he is chasing Roger Federer.Roger has played 27 and he has won 17, so still quite a few tournaments and Grand Slams for Novak to really catch up to The Master.Are you surprised at the way he has gone through this tournament and that the gap he has put between the field - I mean, he beat Roger Federer comfortably, he beat Andy Murray comfortably, he looks very difficult to catch for anyone else at the moment?Absolutely.I think it is just the consistency that he brings to every match.Look, he had the one hiccup in the Australian Open.He had 100 errors in his fourth-round match, but he really fixed that up quickly.Look, he is in just fantastic form, no question about that, and I think the gap for the way he is going about things maybe is just opening up a little bit.The guy is quite incredible.It is amazing because when he spoke before the match, they showed a clip of him as a 10-year-old and they asked him what is it that you want to do with your tennis and he said, "I want to be No. 1," "and as a 10-year-old he said, "It is my duty to be a great player."" At the age of 10 to be thinking that way it seems incredible.He does seem very driven and at 28, with the lack of depth at the moment seemingly in men's tennis, is that record of 17 within reach?I think it is. He is only 28, Federer is 34.He has got a lot of years to play, he is focused on that, unbelievably fit.He is searching for any little thing he can get to be a bonus.In his career, looking Jo the side the court as well.He said he is happy with his family, he is married, a father now.He is just looking for a tiny little thing that is going to get him and set him apart to be probably one of the greatest, in not The, THE greatest.Do you see anyone coming up, Lou, to challenge? We've seen a lot of depth in men's tennis over recent years, but doesn't seem to be there at the moment. Anyone you are looking at who could cause him troubles in the next few years?It is really hard to see.Raonic, maybe one of the young guns but can we really put so much pressure on Nick Kyrgios to think he could be the guy who could come up and challenge a player like Novak Djokovic?I think that's a real live tough ask at the moment.It is really difficult to actually say who could come and be as consistent, as fit, as mentally strong as Novak.I think it's really hard for anyone to step up to that plate.Well, let's move onto some of the Aussies and you mentioned Nick Kyrgios there.A third-round appearance at this tournament. Do you think that he is on the cusp of breaking into potentially a top 10 this year, or are we still a little bit down the track with Nick?I think we are still a little bit down the track.He is hoping for top 10 by the end of the year, but I think he has to mature.I think there are some things he has to iron out in his game.Again, a little bit more consistency and again I think he needs a coach.He has got to add someone who can really direct him and build his game and keep him a little bit more mentally focused and under rein.Bernard Tomic believes he is a top 5 player in the world. Is he a top 5 player this year or top 10 player in your view?That is a trough one as whelm because I just don't think Bernard moves like the top five players.Unless he works on his movements his speed, his strength, his power, I think he is not going to match those guys.He certainly isn't as fit as those top players and that's a part of his game he really needs to explore.Let's move onto some of the women's action. On Saturday night, an extraordinary performance from Angelique Kerber. Did you think she had that in her to upstage Serena Williams on that big stage?No, I really didn't.There was no way.I absolutely thought that Serena Williams had this one in the bag.I guess the only thing that Serena had in those moments of doubt in that match, she just could not draw from the fact that she just has not played any matches coming into this tournament, but I really thought Angelique Kerber had no chance, to be honest.I thought it would be two sets but Angelique Kerber has just shown how mentally tough she is, how physically strong she is, how mentally focused she is and she can absorb the power from Serena Williams now and that will be something interesting moving forwards for her, because she return better than any other player when they play Serena so I think that's something that will really get inside Serena's head.How damaging is it, talking of Serena, that she disa inter-Poed at the US Open and she failed to get over the hurdle, how damaging potentially is this to her going forward?Yes, look, I this I it is really damaging because every time she gets to the latter stages of a Grand Slam and she can't convert, that semifinal we saw at the US Open losing to Vinci, that was a big loss, that did a lot of damage, took time away from Serena, throo he months of not feeling great, no the feeling confident and that got inside her head a little bit.She didn't start the year well, had knee problems and if she starts to falter in more Grand Slam finals, I this I it will start to get inside her head, and the next one coming up is clay. Roland Garros is not her best, she has only one three times there, so it will really get tough here for Serena Williams.Let's talk about some of the Australian ladies. The depth is not there at the moment in the women's game. You must be impressed with Daria Gavrilova but overall do we need to see more development of the ladies at a younger level?Yes, absolutely, I think Tennis Australia had a big focus for the young boys and that was about 4 or 5 years ago and I think now they need to change their focus.I do believe that is something that Nicole Pratt and Alicia Molik are starting to work on.Thomas to the June nors andal ver Anderson winning the boys' final, so again the boys shining throo you with our development.Louise Pleming, it has been great to have you on over the last couple of weeks and we will catch up with you very soon.Thanks, Mark, I've really enjoyed it.Australia's cricketers might have more thrown at them than just sledges when their tour of New Zealand gets under way this week. Fast bowler Kane Richardson had a word of warning for his team-mates who left Australia this morning after the final Twenty20 match against India in Sydney.With the home summer now behind them, Australia can expect a far different reception from the stands in the first one-dayer in Auckland on Wednesday .Well, I think we've copped a bit already just being here in the nets.35 years to the day of the infamous underarm bowling incident, the trans-Tasman cricket rivalry continues.I think Boof said he got a fish thrown at him or a toilet seat or something, so it would be nice if that doesn't happen.Home comforts weren't enough for the final match against India. The hosting were once again left empty-handed in a final-ball thriller.What a win that is!Australia featured 19 players in the series, as they staked a claim for the upcoming World T20 Championship in India.Stand-in captain Shane Watson was one shining light.The opener hit an unbeaten 124 in a Man of the Match effort, but the Aussies were unable to defend their 197.It would have been a hell of a lot better if we won the match.Gave ourselves a grad chance and more than anything it is a great learning curve.In-form batsman Usman Khawaja couldn't make the most of his chance.He is in good nick in all formats and when someone like that is on fire, you don't leave them behind, I believe.The southern Stars will also be hoping to bounce back from their Twenty20 series defeat to India. The teams meet in three one-day internationals starting in Canberra tomorrow. Rugby league player Russell Packer says he is a changed man after serving time in jail for assault. The forward is determined to make the most of his second chance which has been handed to him by St George-Illawarra. Patrick Galloway reports.It has been a long road back for Russell Packer, but the 26-year-old seems wiser because of it.I've been confined to an area of that space, it allows for a lot of reflection and I guess that's what happened, and, yes, that's part of the rehabilitation, I guess, of the punishment.Packer was jailed for an assault in 2013. He fractured another man's eye sockette during a drunken brawl. After being released last year, se cleared to return to the NRL. In December the Government confirmed the New Zealander would retain his Australian residency.I'm very thankful to the people that made the decision to allow myself and my family and my children to stay in Australia and to contribute. It has been pretty tough last couple of years for him, and he just can't wait to get on the field.Packer will form part of a new-look St George-Illawarra forward pack in 2016. The club is hoping he can provide the necessary go-forward the team needs to go better than last season.Last year the Dragons finished 8th, but were knocked out in the first week of the finals.He is part of what we need at this club, and certainly we wish him all the best this weekend because he is a person that has learnt a lesson. I guess I'm a living example of when people make mistakes, if you do the right thing, then someone is willing to give you a second chance.Packer will play a trial in Queensland this weekend and is poised to make his NRL return against Melbourne next month.There will be no fairytale ending at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea captain John Terry after the club decided no the to offer him a contract beyond this season. After 696 caps for the Blues, the 35-year-old is hoping to go out in a blaze of FA Cup glory with Oscar's first-half hat-trick helping Chelsea to a 5-1 victory over MK Dons in the fourth round. The Blues will host Manchester City next.Of course it is the final, already a final now. Again, Manchester City it is a huge game, so what should I say? Start the final next round.1995 FA Cup champs Everton will meet Bournemouth after a victory over Carlisle United.Wild weather played havoc at Torrey Pines near San Diego in the PGA. High winds and driving rain hit the course early in the round. American Colt Knost was hoping play would be suspended before deciding to use the conditions to his advantage on the fifth hole.Commernt comment oh, look at this.Blow, wind, blow! No! Really?!17-year-old Australian Ryan Ruffels ended his first professional tournament at 2 over par.South Korea's KJ Choi is one shot off the pace and was unlucky not to claim a share of the lead before the round was indefinitely suspended. Player also come back to tomorrow to finish the event.And Australian Mitch larrikin has been named the male Swimmer of the Year after capturing the 100 and 200 backstroke world titles in 2015. That's 'Grandstand' for now. You can always catch up on the program on iview and 'Grandstand' online. The top stories - a potential rise in the GST has been dominating discussions in Canberra with a new opinion poll showing one-third of Australians support an increase.A senior Queensland Police constable has faced court, charged with the murder of his baby son 18 months ago.38-year-old Colin David Randall has been remanded in custody.And Cy Walsh, the son of former Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh has pleaded not guilty to his father's murder at his first appearance in Adelaide's Supreme Court.Ban Ki-Moon's tenure as UN Secretary-General is due to expire at the end of this year and the ra is to appoint his successor is already heating up. Trans-Tasman rivalry is dominating the contest with Australia's Kevin Rudd looking set to battle it out against New Zealand's Helen Clark.And in a new twist, letters have been revealed that showed Tony Abbott promised to back the former New Zealand leader when he was PM.Well, joining me now via web cam from the Kapiti Coast in New Zealand is Terence O'Brien, a former New Zealand ambassador to the UN. Mr O'Brien, thank you for joining us. This of course puts Tony Abbott at odds with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop who has signaled that the goo of the would consider supporting former PM Kevin Rudd if he nominates, of course. What do you make of this division?Well, first of all, I think basically the problem is internal political problem inside Australia itself.On the question of the actual kand ta tours for the second generalship, there are on either announced either by Clark or by Rudd, as far as I'm aware.There are one or two candidates from Europe whose names have been mentioned but no serious people in the running yet.The point is that this year, the way they choose the UN Secretary-General is going to be a completely new departure.They are trying to make the process a little more democratic, not one that is controlled principally by the US, the British and the French, together with China and Russia, the five members of permanent members of the Security Council.A different method and in announcing this different method, there has been quite, at the time the UN made the point, there was a general feeling that the time might be right to appoint a woman as Secretary-General.There has never been one before.So with that in mind, if Kevin Rudd does nominate, how do you rate his chances?Well, I don't know how I would rate his chances.I think he is not the right sort of person.Funnily enough the UN Secretary-Generals are not former politicians for the very great part.I don't think there has been one former politician.There have been one or two who have been promoted from the ranks of the UN itself as - this is what Helen Clark is - she is head of the UN development program which is the largest grant aid program in the world.She has been in that job for a few years now.She has made a bit of a reputation as a reformer.She has been cutting back on expenditure and sharpening the whole act up, and I feel sure she is doing that in order to prove that she would be a good person for the top job.And what about this idea that it's eastern Europe's turn?Well, you are quite right, the eastern European countries have come forward and said that they have never had a Secretary-Generalship, and it's their turn, in inverted commas.There is no such thing in the UN system that actually constitutionally talks about a right to a "turn" and the point of weakness in the East European case is that for the most part East European governments have not been very long members of the United Nations.The end of the Cold War 20, 25 years ago was the catalyst for, as you remember, the emergence of quite a number of new East European countries.So New Zealand and Australia, but New Zealand in my case, I think New Zealand, has a reasonably strong case to make that maybe with a woman, a suitable female candidate, this he should be given a chance.And I mean the Western world is quite excited by the prospect of a female because there never has been one in this position. But I imagine some of the 193 countries would not be excited about that?That's a fair point.That's a very fair point.And as I say, Clark is not actually announced her canditature.She has given several interviews in this country anyway, which comes close to saying shoe he is a candidate, but she is still keeping her powder dry and I don't think Mr Rudd has made - Rudd is not a formal candidate yet.I don't think that his throwing of the hat into the ring, if he does it, will necessarily discourage Helen Clark.And the first hearings start late next month, so is that when those who are thinking about throwing their hat in the ring have to do it by then?Well, I'm not quite sure if there is a deadline as such, but you're right, once they start - once the membership starts to discuss this question, the candidates almost are honour-bound to put their hats into the ring, otherwise it would defeat the purpose of these changes which they brought in to the appointment process, to try to make it more democratic.Former New Zealand ambassador to the UN Terence O'Brien joining us from Kapiti Coast in New Zealand, thank you so much.Thank you. For the second time in a month a rare flower known for its putrid smell has bloomed in Adelaide. The stench of the corpse flower hasn't put off thousands of curious people wanting to take a whiff. Reporter Nicola Gauge is among them.The pong has slowly been released. The odour is likened to rotting flesh is slowly starting to open up and I must say that that description isn't too far off. It pretty much stinks.But that smell does come in waves and I've been told that as the evening progresses, it's only going to get more pungent.Now, this flower is very rare. It comes from the rainforests of Sumatra and while it is best known for its stench, it is also extremely beautiful.Now, this is the second flower of its kind to bloom in Adelaide in the last month, and thousands are expected to flock here to have a look and a whiff.Mmm, I can't really smell it, but it still smells, a bit like fish, rotten fish. It smells like a corpse, or what I imagine a corpse would smell like, when you are up top, so the smell wafts up.Just amazing to be able to see something like this in Adelaide.But it's not going to be around for long. This flower is only expected to stay open for about the next 24 hours, so the Adelaide Botanic Gardens is staying open until midnight tonight for anyone looking for a late-night viewing.And it's time now for the weather with Graham Creed. Still some heavy rain about?Yes, a couple of areas still looking at the potential for quite heavy rainfall over the next day or two. At the moment SA looking at the potential of heavy falls about the north-west and west coast, even down into the lower Eyre Peninsula, but combined with that is the potential of damaging winds, due to the remnant of Tropical Cyclone Stan, now just a low pressure system. Unfortunately as it moves further east over the next 24 hours t has got cut off from its moisture source, so rainfall totals will really start to Tai per off although we will start to see rain developing through western Victoria and western Vales tomorrow. Rainfall totals are expected to be pretty light and patchy.But we will see further heavy falls across the Northern Territory, even into the Gulf regions, this is as the monsoon wind flow continues to produce heavy falls across that area, and a very unstable day right across Queensland.We've got a surface and an upper level trough approaches the west of the State, woo he have' got moisture feeding into the coast and very high temperatures also about much of the State and they are going to continue, very uncomfortable conditions.We can see our showers and thunderstorms develop as we move through the afternoon, in fact, a band of thundery rain moving through the western zis stricts and that spread through to the southern inland as we move into the evening. The rainfall really beginning to dissipate as tomorrow progresses, patchy and light, probably won't arrive into Melbourne until the evening, but we will then see a southerly wind flow move in behind it, so there will be a few more showers about as we move into Wednesday and Thursday. Only very light falls expected in Hobart as well. Sydney probably mostly dry. We are looking at the potential of an overnight or very early morning shower, and Brisbane looking at a late shower possible, but a very hot day.We will see some relief once a cooler south-easterly wind change moves through the south-east of Queensland on Wednesday, but remains hot and unstable elsewhere.Again, some heavy falls across the Northern Territory. WA is starting to see temperatures increasing in the southerly flow dropping temperatures and increasing the potential of showers about the south-east.Thanks, Graham.Well, scientists have captured a rare glimpse of a remote volcano erupting in sub-Antarctic waters.. The Big Ben volcano on Hird Island sits a top Mawson peak the highest mountain on the Territory North of Antarctic.Researchers on the CSIRO ship Investigator, couldn't believe their luck when the volcano erupted. We saw vapour being emitted from the top of the volcano and we saw lava flows coming down the plank of Big Ben. This is an exciting observation. There are very few ships that come to this part of the world.The volcano was known to have erupted three times in the past 15 years but it is very rarely seen. Yo you're watching ABC News. We are about to go for a short break, but back in just a moment with more coverage of the day's top stories. Stay with us.

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Taxing times. Battle lines drawn over the GST as MPs return to Canberra. This Program Is Captioned Live by CSI Australia The son of AFL coach Phil Walsh claims he was mentally incompetent the night his father was killed. Three suspects arrested over the death of a British helicopter pilot whose aircraft was shot down by poachers. And coming up in half an hour on The Business, kicking off with a share market shocker. Why investors had the jitters in January. And calling the glass half full. Chris Caton's prediction for the ASX in 2016. Hello. Gemma Venness with ABC News. Federal Parliament returns tomorrow and the election battle lines have already been drawn. A year-long brawl over the GST is looming even though the Government is yet to settle on a tax plan and the Labor Premier of SA has been slapped down by his own party for saying it's time to debate a GST increase. The politicians are returning to the fray. Good to be back in Canberra.The summer break has brought some changes. I'll let my beard speak for itself. And Christmas wasn't all good cheer. You've had an extraordinarily bad period for the Government over the holidays. So much division and disuni ty. A couple of Ministers hitting the wall. But the main battleground hasn't shifted since December. If Malcolm Turnbull wants to go to the election saying he's going to attack the household Budget, that's a fight we are ready to have.And the Government is yet to settle on a goods and services tax battle plan. Just a long way to go.Public and private polls gel with Labor's instincts that the spectre of a rising GST is the one real chance the Opposition has to puncture an ascendant Prime Minister. I agree with the Australian people that a 15% GST on everything is wrong, wrong, wrong. But a discordant voice in Labor's raps wants a GST debate. We're not collecting enough money in this nation to meet the basic needs of our citizens. That has enraged his Federal counterparts. He said he would never support an increase in the GST so it's Jay Weatherill that needs to explain to the people of SA why he's breaking a solemn promise to not increase the GST. NSW is pushing a plan for the States and the Commonwealth to share the billions raised by a 5% GST hike. We have to do something today to look after future generations. There's foe doubt the Prime Minister is mulling his options - no doubt. Changes to the GST are certainly part of the tax debate and certainly being actively considered by the Government. But so far there's no tax plan and no timetable for delivering one. The decisions will be focused on what is right for the country, what is right for the economy, what is right for jobs and growth. Both leaders have' challenges ahead. Taking a tax hike to the election is high risk for Malcolm Turnbull and in Labor there are dark mutterings about Bill Shorten and a growing fear that the party might go backwards at the poll even with the wind of the GST at its back. The son of Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh has reentered his not-guilty plea in SA's highest court. A judge has approved reporting on fresh details about the case but much of the evidence remains suppressed. After several hearing at Magistrates Court level, Cy Walsh appeared on a television screen in the Supreme Court for the first time. He's re entered his not guilty plea for killing his father due to mental incompetence. Phil Walsh, 55, died from multiple stab wounds at home in Adelaide's west. Many details about the case remain banned from publication but it can be reported about 100 witness statements have been collected including from Phil Walsh's colleagues at Port Adelaide, the Adelaide Crows and West Coast Eagles. There were also statements from police officers and doctors in SA and WA where Cy Walsh lived while his father was strategy and vanings coach at the Eagles. - innovations coach. Cy Walsh's former Emmanuel college friends have also given evidence along with a student from the University of WA. The prosecution documents include blood test results on blood, urine and hair samples from Cy Walsh. The case returns to court on 1 April for a directions hearing. By then, three psychiatric reports will be completed. Cy Walsh's lawyer said at least two of the reports would support a mental incompetence defence. The court now begins the difficult task of deciding whether Cy Walsh really was mentally incompetent to commit the offence of murder. There are fresh allegations tonight about the ex-Attorney-General of match fixing in international tennis. A former Australian tennis executive has warned matches are being fixed several times per week at all levels of the sport. A special 'Four Corners' investigation has also uncovered links between off shore betting markets and organised crime in Asia. Tennis authorities may have announced a sweeping review into match fixing but they maintain the sport is clean and the problem is just one of perception. I think the tennis integrity unit has done very good work over the last 7 years. ToTonight, however, there are fresh claims the sport is riddled with problems. Suspect matches are happening multiple times every week across all levels of tennis around the globe.Australia's former anti-doping boss, Richard Ings, first warned the sport's governing bodies there was a major problem back in 2005. Tennis decided to bury his report. Corruption in tennis is a bigger threat than doping in tennis. 'Four Corners' has obtained new information that shows a widespread problem in low-level tournaments. In just three months last year, more than 40 professional matches around the world were red flagged by book makers otherwise known as traders because of dubious bets. That's an average of more than three suspicious matches every week. The tennis trade is similar to how it was in 2007/2008, that they believe it is a widespread problem. And authorities are warning about a growing threat to tennis and every other sport played in Australia from unregulated book makers in Asia. The unregulated betting markets, we don't have the view into those markets that we have in regulated betting markets. They operate outside the rules. For us, that gives us significant concern.Local book makers say rules that outlaw online live betting in Australia are pushing local punters into the hands of unregulated bookies off shore. There are relationships between some of the inter national people that fix games, fix matches in sport, and the betting - unregulated betting agents that operate in southeast Asia.Former NSW Premier, Barry O'Farrell, handed his review into illegal off shore gambling to the Turnbull government in December. Those findings are yet to be published. Still to come, a Melbourne man seeks the return of his daughter after police took her away from him at a Sydney beach, plus a rare glimpse of a remote volcano erupting in sub-Antarctic waters. Coming up in sport, Russell Packer's road to redemption, from prison yard to rugby league spotlight. A Queensland police officer has faced court charged with the murder of his 2-month-old baby. The senior constable was arrested after an 18-month investigation. Josh Bavas is following the case and joins me now. Josh, what happened in court today? 38-year-old Colin David Randall faced the Roma Street Magistrates Court in Brisbane just ever so briefly today. It was in June 2014 that his 2-month-old baby boy was found dead in his Victoria Point house by police with severe injuries. What ensued was an 18-month police investigation spanning several police departments and the crime and corruption commission. It was only made public on the weekend when Randall was charged with his son's murder. The team involved have to put their thoughts aside about the personalities and the people involved and focus on the investigation at hand and that's what they've done and I'm very grateful that they've brought this to fruition. So, Gemma, tonight Randall will face his third night behind bars. The matter will return to the Brisbane Magistrates Court for a committal mention mid next month.Josh Bavas in Brisbane, thank you. A Melbourne man is going to the NSW Children's Court tomorrow to try and get his daughter back. She was taken from him by police at a Sydney beach 10 days ago. They were sleeping in his car at the time and police concluded they were homeless. The father admits he has been homeless in the past but maintains he has now turned his life around. This man is fighting to get his 6-year-old daughter back. They were fast asleep in his car here at Sydney's Bronte Beach. He says they'd been parked for three nights while driving back to Melbourne after holidaying in Queensland and NSW. At midnight police arrived. They told me it looks like we're living in the car and the car is very messy.The father, who has sole custky because the mother lives in Asia, admits he's lived out of his car with his daughter in the past but they now live near the private school his daughter attends in Melbourne's north.This wasn't the father's first run in with authorities. There are six incidents on his file where police or community services have intervened because the child has been left unattended in the car. Most occurred in 2014. Now the father and daughter have been living in a caravan on this man's property during the week. It's terrifying that such a simple thing could have your family taken away or could have father and daughter split up. The school principal says despite the father's past this is an overreaction by authorities. She was happy, she was friendly, she was positive. She didn't miss a day of school and she walked in like a child who's well loved. This man says the pair, who he's known for 6 years, stays with him on weekends. If this was a woman who was homeless, what would have happened? She would have been given support, she would have been put into some sort of accommodation, emergency accommodation. She would have been given help. But Victoria's recently retired Children's Commissioner says this man deserves every chance to keep the child but kids can't be left in cars. They are not a chattel. They are in fact your responsibility and those who are responsible for them need to understand and recognise their vulnerability. I'm just worried that she's scared and afraid.The father has seen his daughter once for a supervised visit.Police say human remains discovered in a car in Central Queensland could belong to a man who has been missing for more than a year. Kurt Kempton, who was wanted by police on drug related matters, was last seen in Gladstone in 2014. On Friday night his Holden Colorado was found submerged in Lake Awoonga, southwest of the town. Police haven't ruled out foul play. The missing person has been missing for about 16 months now so we would suggest that that vehicle and the remains of that person have been in that water for a fair period of time.Anyone with information is urged to contact police. One of Tasmania was most high-profile religious figures has given evidence at the Royal Commission into child abuse. Retired bishop Phillip Newell apologised for allowing a paedophile priest to continue to work. The hearings in Hobart are investigating an alleged paedophile ring in the Church of England Boys' Society. The Anglican Church first received abuse complaints about paedophile priest Louis Daniels in 1987 but Daniels was moved and promoted and there was no church tribunal to investigate. He would not have taken this easily. He was a fighter. He was - he'd fooled us. The public was never told why Daniels resigned in 1994. He went on to work as a teacher in the ACT for two years. Daniels was later jailed for child sex offences against 11 boys. When one of the most high-profile persons resigns effective immediately, people knew that something was wrong.Bishop Phillip Newell was in charge of the Tasmanian church for 19 years. Now 86 years old, he repeatedly struggled with his memory. I can't remember now. I'm confused. I can't seem to come to grips with this at all.Bishop Newellicise he wanted to go to the police in 1987 but the abused boys asked him not to. They did not want me to do it. Are you sure that you suggested to those boys that it should be reported to the police? Positive.Bishop Newell continued to promote Louis Daniels, including to lifetime vice President of the Church of England boys' society and other leadership positions working with children. That despite knowing about child sex allegations. Bishop Newell done seeded he was trying to protect the clergy- conceded he was trying to protect the clergy and parishioners from the truth but knew it would eventually come out. I apologise from the bottom of my heart. I made a real error of judgment that it had appalling consequences.The commission's due to hear more evidence about Bishop Newell's knowledge of Louis Daniels's paedophilia. NSW police have issued a warning about a potentially lethal batch of synthetic cannabis linked to the death oa teenager in the Hunter Valley on Saturday night and there are concerns others could be at risk. On the spot where Dean Shields died, two of his mates laid a bunch of flowers and took a few moments to honour their friend. They said Dean was the nicest guy you could meet. This is a tragedy. This a 17-year-old boy who has died under very sad circumstances.The teenager's body was discovered on Saturday evening by a Rutherford resident mowing long grass in the lane beside his home. Police soon found out Dean had been experimenting with synthetic cannabis before he died. We've conducted two search warrants, one on a residential premises in Rutherford, the other on a business premises. We've retained a number of exhibits. That business was a tobacconist at Rutherford marketplace just a few kilometres from where Dean died. Local drug counsellors say synthetic cannabis is easy to come by. Anecdotally, what we hear from people who we work with, is that it's gradually coming back. After it being made illegal we had a bit of a lull which was great and gradually that's increased.Three years ago Commonwealth legislation outlawed synthetic cannabis but because the formula is constantly changing, not all varieties are picked up by drug tests and research shows that 1 in 100 Australians have taken the risk. Young people who are experimenting, who thought the drug may have been legal or even safer because of the way that it's packaged, through to most commonly people who wish to avoid being detected for their drug use in the workplace.Even though police have been told Dean Shields took synthetic cannabis, the exact cause of his death is unknown. A toxicology report and autopsy still need to be carried out. In the meantime, police are trying to find out if there's more of the bad batch in the community. You really don't know what you're getting. It's a roll of the dice. A gamble that can have fatal consequences. Tanzanian police have arrested three suspects over the death of a British helicopter pilot whose aircraft was shot down by poachers. Roger Gower had been flying near the body of an elephant when his helicopter came under fire he managed to land the aircraft in Tanzania's Maswa game reserve but died before he could be rescued. The pilot worked for a conservation fun trying to save an elephant population that has been reduced by 60% since 2009. Pradik Patel is one of the directors of a conservation fund and joins me live from Tanzania. Thanks for joining us. Roger Gower's untimely death has shined a light on the poaching trade. What you're up against, it's line likened to an insurgency and indeed in some cases has links to terrorist groups? That's correct. Good evening, Gemma. Yes, it was very, very unfortunate we've lost Roger in the fight against poaching, trying to keep Africa and Tanzania's wildlife alive. It was a huge shock for us that the game being played right now has gone to another level where poachers are trying to take helicopters and aircrafts down. This the first of its kind. It's very demoralising but it's what it is. A lot of the poaching is linked to militia groups in Africa. Al-Shabaab, Boko Haram and many more. So the fight is very real for us here and unfortunately a good colleague/friend to all of us at the Friedkin conservation fund, we've just lost Roger in that process. Ronner was out on patrol. There were gunshots on the 28th. We sent in ground units to investigate. While investigating they heard more gunshots and a full-fledged search of the area was initiated to try and arrest and apprehend the poachers. At that point we were not sure what we were dealing with, whether they were just plains game hunting or poachers for elfinance. Roger Gower's death has only strengthened your resolve there but the numbers of elephants have dropped very drastically? That's correct. Tanzania has one of the largest populations of the African elephant and, as you recall in the pres, the ministry of natural resources and tourism very openly in parliament declared 30 elephants a day, 10,000 elephants a year and that's a lot of elephants to lose so the battle for us is very real. A 60% drop in the elephant population. Roger was compassionate and loved Tanzania and Africa and he wanted to make a difference and he came out here to make a difference fighting poachers, flying to keep the game reserves safe and secure and help with the operation. They had poached the first two elephants they came across. A total of three elephants were taken out. When he came across the last elephant, unfortunately there was gunfire and one of the shots took Roger out in the process.Now the market for ivory is in Asia and of course that's the money that obviously gets to the terrorist groups and that's what they need money to fund themselves but do you fear that market in Asia will only increase? Sorry, you have just broke up. What was the question? Do you fear the market in Asia will only increase? I see the market just increasing. We estimate 4 50,000 to 550,000 elephants left on the African continent. In the 1930s and 40 we had between 5 and 10 million el elephants. If you look at that figure there's Les than 1% left and there's speculation the species is in real trouble right now and as the numbers drop the price of iechBry keeps rising and there is a whole - the price of ivory keeps rising and there is a whole speculatory market seeking to profit from the extinction of the elephant species. We see this rising and we don't know how to combat it unless we globally unite and put a global ivory ban and really focus and put a lot of awareness and resource towards protecting the African and Asian elephants. We will in 10 years have no elephants on this continant.Pradik prutell, one of the directors of the Friedkin conservation fun, thank you. The first contest of the 2016 US presidential race gets under way in the early hours of the morning Australian time and after months of campaigning, Iowa will almost certainly be the end of the road for some of the Republican candidates. North America correspondent Michael Vincent reports. For these people, Senator Ted Cruz is their chosen leader.(CHEERING)For him, capturing the evangelical vote is vital. Continue the spirit of revival. Awaken the body of Christ that we might pull back from the abyss.And gun owners do not need to be convinced. Ted Cruz is my man. I'm voting for mim. (Blows duck whistle)The endorsement of a reality TV star who love to shoot ducks is always welcome. Despite his prayers and messages of hope, the Senator, country in second place, has also stepped up his negative attacks on his 3rd-placed rival. As the hours tick down, all the candidates are now slogging out 'til the Caucusing begins. We cannot win if we are divided. Because it's just to me so sad when I see what's happening with our country. The Democrats are no different. We need everybody in this country to be on the same side, against terrorists, against the kind of dangers and threats we face Of course I'm here to try to win tomorrow night, try to win the Democratic nomination, try to win the general election.After more than a year of campaigning we're now heading in to the final hours before the Iowa caucuses begin. Clearly some candidates have many more months to go but for others, if they don't rank highly enough this bill be the end of the road, and this is just the start of the 2016 presidential race. Myanmar's first democratically elected Government in 50 years has begun its first parliamentary sessiontism is a big moment for Aung San Suu Kyi's long-suffering Opposition which won 80% of contested seats in the November election. Southeast Asia correspondent Liam Cochrane reports from the administrative capital, Naypyidaw. There's new life being breathed into Myanmar's parliament. Just five days ago this woman gave birth and now she's taking a seat in the Upper House, deeply motivated. For our country and for our future. The vast majority of Myanmar's new parliamentarians are first timers, finally given a chance after decades of brutal military rule. On this special day, I miss those who sacrificed their lives along the prolonged period and very hard period of democratising process. I owe them. The National League for Democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi, dominated November's historic election, winning 80% of available seats. For many, this transfer of power is a life-long dream. When I was in prison for so many years and I never thought of myself that I'd be one day sitting in the parliament and conducting all these important affairs. It's almost too much.Aung San Suu Kyi may be the figurehead of the party and an icon for democracy worldwide but she can't become President due to a clause in the constitution. She says she'll rule from above and intense speculation about who her presidential proxy will be. The fully-formed Government will take over by the end of March and will have to work with the military which retains a quarter of parliament and key ministries. Authorities hope to tow a stricken cargo ship to safety before it runs aground on the southwest French coast. The Panamanian registered boat began listing just over a week ago and all 22 crew members were air lifted to safety after a distress call. Efforts to tow it have failed but another attempt will be made overnight. If that fails, the 'Modern Express' ship is likely to strike France's Atlantic coast tomorrow. Bad weather has hampered rescue efforts but calmer conditions are expected over the next few days. Cycling has a new controversy to deal with, described as motorised doping. At the world cyclo-cross championship in Belgium, officials found a motor concealed in the bike frame of one of the lead riders in the women's under 23 race. 19-year-old Femke van den Driessche denied cheating and told Belgian TV it was a phren's bike that a team mechanic had mistakenly given her but the President of the international cycling union has described it as the sport's first top-level case of technological fraud. Time for the weather. Here's Graham Creed. We've got a lot of cloud across the country at the moment particularly through border area uz of WA and SA. This is remnants of Tropical Cyclone Stan, still bringing the potential of some damaging winds and localised heavy rainfall but as this system moves further east tomorrow degets cut off from its moisture source so we're not looking at significant falls by the time it reaches eastern SA into Western NSW and down into Western parts of Victoria, in fact we'll probably see light patchy rain reaching in to Melbourne as we head in towards the evening. Monsoon trough very active across the north of the continent. There is the potential of some very heavy rainfall in association with that. A flood watch continue through the northern river basins of the Northern Territory and we've got a very unstable atmosphere across Queensland, very hot conditions tomorrow. Looking at the potential of widespread showers and thunderstorms developing through pretty much all districts and that will tend to a band of thundery rain through the west. As it moves further east t could bring the potential of localised heavy falls. It will move in towards the south-eastern corner of the inland as we move in towards Tuesday night. By Wednesday, moves through to south-eastern coastal areas with a cooler change also moving in. There's the rainfall in the south, very light and patchy.

Thunderstorms across the north continue on Wednesday as the monsoon trough remains active. Band of thundery rain sitting through the inland and southeast corner of Queensland. Also got a high pressure system moving into the byter that's going to bring a more vigorous southerly wind flow to south-eastern States so coastal showers in Victoria, also through the west and south of Tasmania, one or two for Hobart. Our top story this hour - a potential rise in the GST is dominating discussions in Canberra as politicians return for the new parliamentary year. Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has embraced the debate but won't be drawn on whether an increase would become Government policy. Federal Labor considers its anti-GST campaign to be a potential election winner. A senior Queensland police constable has faced court charged with the murder of his baby son. 38-year-old Colin David Randall's 2-month-old son died after paramedics were called to his Brisbane home 18 months ago. He was stood down during the protracted investigation and has today been remanded in custody. The son of former Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh has pleaded not guilty to his father's murder at his first appearance in Adelaide's Supreme Court. 27-year-old Cy Walsh claims he was mentally incompetent the night his father was killed last July. About 100 witness statements from family, friends and AFL identities have been tendered to the court. And US Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has held one last rally to gather support in Iowa ahead of the first contest of the 20 16 presidential race. Ms Clinton and her biggest Democratic rival, berpy sanders, share the goal of achieving universal health care but have different ideas on how to achieve it. The polls suggest Ms Clinton is narrowly ahead of Senator Sanders. Time now for The Business with Ticky Fullerton.

Fullerton. Hello there. Coming up on The Business, kicking off with a share market shocker. What gave investors the jitters in January? And calling the glass half full. Chris Caton's prediction for the ASX in 2016. This Program Is Captioned Live by CSI Australia Welcome back. We're already into February but so far it's been anything but a happy new year. Markets are off to their worst start in 5 years, commodity prices have sunk to levels unimaginable just a year ago and the growth Powerhouse of the past decade, China, is slowing. Now economists, including most recently the International Monetary Fund, have busily revising down their growth forecasts. So are there any glimmers of hope? Neal Woolrich takes a look at what's going wrong and what's ahead. When you get the changes in the stock market and get the large companies slowing and they're not invest, as we've seen in mining, it does slow sectors down. You've gut to find others to move into.It's been a month to forget on global share