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Billion-dollar bust - one ever the biggest drug hauls in Australian history. Wloing This Program is Captioned Live by CSI Australia Firing back - after weeks of sustained abuse, the Australian of the Year answers his critics.I'm not going to be defined by my critics, though, I will be defined by those people who selected me as Australian of the Year.Claims exploited workers are owed thousands of dollars in back-pay by convenience store giant 7-Eleven.And on 'Grandstand', Australia crushes New Zealand in the first trans-Tasman Test and Melbourne Victory facing sanctions over the behaviour of its fans. Hello. Gemma Veness with ABC News. The AFP is claiming an historic seizure of drugs with more than 500 kilos of ice kept off the streets. The drugs were hidden inside push-up bra inserts and art supplies. Police allege a major organised crime gang imported the ice in liquid form in a shipping container last December.It is a drug haul unlike any other in Australia. Federal police have seized a record amount of liquid methamphetamine smuggled inside tubes of glue and silicon push-up bra inserts.Organised crime are incredibly creative in terms of how they seek to move illicit commodities, including drugs, around the world.The substance is a liquid form of ice and the 720 litres seized could have been turned into more than half a tonne of the illicit drug.This has resulted in 3.6 million individual hits of ice being taken off our streets with a street value of $1.26 billion.The liquid ice was manufactured in China and sent to Australia from Hong Kong. Border Force officers discovered almost 200 litres of the drug when they intercepted a shipping container full of silicon bra inserts here at Port Botany.Police found the rest of the methamphetamine when they raided self-storage units at Rockdale, Hurstville, Miranda, Padstow and Kingsgrove in Sydney's south. In January, the AFP tracked the shipment to a storage unit at Burwood where they arrested a 33-year-old Chinese national. Shortly afterwards they arrested another Chinese national and two Hong Kong nationals. Police say the arrests have all but dismantled a major international syndicate.We are alleging that the people we have arrested weren't just mere bit players, this he were significant players within this criminal network.The three men and one woman are currently behind bars, and authorities say further arrests are likely. Well, governments are being urged to rethink Australia's hardline approach to drug-taking, following the deaths of 7 people at Music Festivals in the past year. A number of former legal and police chiefs have told 'Four Corners' Australia should follow Europe's lead and introduce pill-testing at venues.This is the reality of the dance party drug culture. Chasing a chemical high, but with no idea what's in the pills this he are taking.We can't actually get access, easy access to good, clear non-biased information about the drugs you are taking and, trust me, I have tried.Australians are the highest per capita users of ecstasy and MDMA in the world. Now former legal and police chiefs are breaking ranks, condemning the current hardline police strategy of searches, sniffer dogs and arrests of recreational drug users at Music Festivals.It create as Lahm and fear, no question about that.It seizes some drugs.I don't think it deters many people from attempting to get drugs into a festival that intended to do so. I think the drug detection dog program should be stopped.'Four Corners' has obtained statistics showing Emergency Department presentations in NSW have doubled in the past six years.No child, no teenager, no young person should die from ingesting a recreational drug or anything.Governments are being urged to allow pill testing at all major events. The harm reduction measure is already in place in several European countries.Seven deaths of young Australians in 12 months. Do you think that fits the bill of a public benefit to introduce drug-checking?You bet I do.When it comes to pill-testing, the NSW Police Minister is resolute.That's not going to happen in NSW while ever I'm the minister. People say, "It's so dangerous, you don't know what you're taking, blah, blah , blah." "Well, actually, wooer' taking it anyway.Despite the calls for change, the hardline approach stays for now.Former Army chief David Morrison has hit back at members of the military community who have criticised his appointment as Australian of the Year. After weeks of sustained attacks, the retired general has broken his silence and insists he will promote the cause of veterans in his new role.Please welcome David back.This former general is hot property since being named Australian of the Year David Morrison has become a highly sought after public speaker, and now for the first time, speaking out against growing criticisms from the military community.I'm not going to be defined by my critics, though, I'm going to be defined by those people who selected me as Australian of the Year.Many serving and former Defence members have accused the one-time army chief of abandoning veterans.Just shows he is out of touch. They feel the general has turned his back on his former colleagues.I've been around veterans all my life and those who know me know that I care deeply for veterans and I of course will be involved with them during the course of 2016, but every year of my life as well.He has also faced public criticism for a lucrative consultancy with Deloitte with accusations of a conflict of interest over Defence contracts awarded to the company.Completely reject any allegations that I would in any way shape, or form have seen my job as the Chief of Army compromised by such unethical behaviour.It did not occur.Perhaps the strongest criticism of David Morrison has come from a former Lieutenant colonel caught up in the so-called Jed high Council sex scandal. Like many of his colleagues he was cleared of his involvement in the affair but later demoted. He says the ordeal has left him feeling suicidal and needing psychiatric care manyWhat was done when I was the Chief of Army was done, it was certainly done with great - well, considerable anguish on my part as to what the effects would be, but I have absolutely no comment to make.Will you try to reach out to some of those people?No, I won't be.I won't be reaching out to those individuals.His primary focus now is tackling domestic violence, pay inequalitiesnd and a Republic, the three priorities he has outlined for his work as Australian of the year year.Voters will go to the next election knowing that tax breaks on investment property will be reduced whichever party wins government. The PM has confirmed he is looking at changes to negative gearing which could claw back even bigger savings than Labor's.For five months, he has reviewed an arsenal of tax options.Pull the pin, throw it.And fired nothing.I'm a great believer that we should leave the handling of weapons to the professionals.But the enemy has got hold of a target and it's time to return fire.So, yes, we are looking at all of these tax issues and negative gearing is one of them.The PM thinks Labor's plan to halt negative gearing on established homes doesn't go far enough on savings, at least in the next 4 years.So it doesn't address the big deficit problem we have at the moment. On one hand he wants to say that our policy will have a negative impact and then on the other hand he is criticising it because it didn't have a big enough impact.The PM has put troubled times in Canberra behind him and embarked on a campaign-style swing through Queensland. That State will lose another of its long serving Liberals with Ian MacFarlane confirming he will retire at the next election.Ministerial losses, a reshuffle and GST talk might all have contributed to a softening of support. Fairfax Ipsos has the Government with a thumping 52-48 lead after preferences but it's down from the strat spheric highs of last year.Just in case it needs to go to the polls, the ABC has been told the Government is preparing to move on overhauling Senate voting laws within the next sitting of Parliament and it appears to have support.Ensure that we have a more democratic system so that voters decide preferences, not back-room operators. We are considering those issues, we are consult ing widely. Yes, we have been receiving various proposals.Faced with ballot papers containing, say, 100 names for just six jobs, the vast majority of Australians choose the above-the-line option. They put the No. 1 in a box and all preferences are spread according to how that party wants them distributed. What's likely to happen at the next election is voters can vote 1, 2, 3, 4 or more above the line and their preferences stay only with those parties. Likewise, if they go below, there would no longer be a need to fill out the full 100. Just a minimum of 6 or 12 if it is a double dissolution election. The official line is no decision has been made, but when one is, keynote observers will know an election is looming.Well, still to come, why motorists aren't feeling the Full Bench fits of plunging oil prices at the pump. We will speak to motoring expert Timo brine in about half an hour. Plus Australia's troubled super system and why we're being asked to take greater responsibility over the financial future. And unruly fan behaviour, details coming up in 'Grandstand'.An Assistant Police Commissioner has been stood aside after running over and killing a man in Queensland.It's believed the man was lying in the driveway of a Cairns police office when he was struck and trapped under the car. Police are providing support to the family of the victim. Longreach butcher Ryan Savage. Assistant Commissioner Paul Taylor has been stood aside while the death is investigated.This is a tragedy on so many levels because a male person, 37 years of age has lost his life and it is our job to investigate that.Support is being offered also to Mr Taylor.A Sydney man sentenced to 30 years prison for shooting a police witness and murdering his wife has walked free. The appeals court has found there wasn't enough evidence to convict Mustafa Dib and ordered his release.Three and a half years after he was convicted by a jury, Mustafa Dib walked from Goulburn jail and into the arms of his supporters.Just hours earlier the Court of Criminal Appeal had thrown out the guilty verdict.In November 2000, a man known as AB and his wife were shot as they drove along Kathleen Street, Punchbowl. The man survived but his wife didn't. AB was heard to say at the scene he didn't see who was in the other car because they were wearing balaclavasBut when detectives later visited him in hospital, the victim is said to have identified Dib as the shooter by writing his nickname dp fairy, on a piece of paper. Later still he denied knowing who was involved. The motive according to prosecutors was that Mustafa Dib wanted to silence the victim who had been a witness to a fatal stabbing of 14-year-old Edward Lee two years later.The appeal judges weren't convinced about who shot AB. They said: AB had provided a statement about the Edward Lee stabbing but there as no evidence Dib knew about this. The decision also refers to real doubts as to the reliability at what AB wrote in the hospital. It was not open for the j irto be satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that the applicant was the person who shot AB and the deceased." The decision was handed do unwith just a few short sentences in court, but there could be no Ms Understanding about what had happened. Supporters of Mustafa Dib embraced one another. Some were in tears. Mustafa Dib didn't speak publicly today but at the time of his conviction he said he didn't do it and he would take that to his grave.A Victorian Health Department review of maternity cases at the Bacchus Marsh hospital has uncovered another 7 neonatal deaths. It brings the total number at the hospital's maternity unit to 18. Professor Ewan Wallace found more deaths dating back to 2003. One mother has spoken of her distress when her baby died in 2009.It was one of the most painful, gut-wrenching things I've ever, ever been through in my life.The ABC has found three of the hospital's doctors were the subject of notifications to the medical regulator ap pra, and two had restrictions placed on their registration while they were practising at Bacchus Marsh.Lawyers representing underpaid 7-Eleven workers claim one form he employer was paid just 47 cents an hour. The revelation comes as past and present employees begin to receive tens of thousands of dollars in back-pay claims.It has been a while since Prayna had cash to buy coffee. He blew the whistle after two years of being underpaid.I thought, OK, I have to do something for fellow workers and that's why I took a step.He was caught up in a wage exploitation scandal, exposed by a joint ABC-Fairfax investigation last year. He has just received $33,000 in back-pay. His lawyer says more cases are surfacing, alleging one Sydney 7-Eleven employee was paid just 47 cents an hour.On his wages, it would take a day, a day's work to be able to buy a cup of coffee.There are concerns the issue goes beyond 7-Eleven.I think this is just the tip of the iceberg. It's ever where.That's prompted calls for the Federal Government to teach migrant workers and international students their rights.They are unaware of their rights in relation to safety, they are unaware of their rights to take breaks.7-Eleven says it has moved to stop wage exploitation by improving payroll oversight, introducing store audits and employing a special investigatorThe former ACCC boss Professor Alan Fels is helping to assess claims on 7-Eleven's behalf. He says about $4 million has now been paid out to cover nearly 200 claims, but he has warned that figure will grow considerably as there are more than 1500 claims still outstanding.Prana says Australia's international reputation is at risk.It is a good country, but not good for work.He is hoping more employees have the courage to come forward.The Tasmanian Fire Service is expecting to continue battling bushfires for months to come. Defence planes have delivered materials for a base camp at Stanley in the State's north-west. It will accommodate up to 300 firefighters while almost 250 interstate firie also arrive in Tasmania this week.There are still 27 active fires burning across the State with some threatening containment lines. Rain is forecast over the next two to three days.However, I don't believe it's sufficient rain to extinguish these fires, and until we get substantial rain and a cooling cycle, these fires will be with us for a number of weeks and potentially months.Firefighters are also battling windy conditions which are expected to continue throughout the week.Turkey has denied reports that some of its troops have entered Syria. Syria has urged the United Nations to take action against Turkish shelling of Kurdish positions in the country's north. Turkey views the Kurdish militia as a threat to the country's independence.In Syria, the bombing carries on..Wave after wave, more destruction, more suffer ing.And just across the border in Turkey, sorties to strike Kurdish and Syrian Army positions. There is talk, too, of Arab states sending in troops. All this undermining the deal struck days ago in Munich. Russia and America pledged to reach a truce in Syria within a week and deliver aid within days.But doubt deepens about Moscow's motives.The situation in Aleppo is extremely worrying.The Russians are using carpet bombing tactics indiscriminate bombing of civilian areas held by oppositionists, and, yes, we demand that the Russians could many ply with their obligations under international law and their obligations under UN Security Council resolutions that they have signed up to.But a sign of change on the ground. Aid finally gets in to this besieged Damascus suburb. Relief at last for families trapped by this war.And there has been a telephone call between presidents Obama and Putin today. If any of this is to work, they have to work together. That's the deal in Munich.I don't think Russia got what it wanted, if what it wanted was a blank cheque - not at all.We all achieved a recommitment, but again, the point is not recommitment as such, the point is to make it real because people are dying.This is a defying moment mends, what
for Syria. As the security mends, what was achieved was Nguyen initial, a new commitment, a new structure and engagement at the highest levels, it could make a difference, but in touch entangled crisis that is is irria, the big question is: Will it be enough?In the US battlelines have been drawn over the appointment of the next Supreme Court justice. The weekend death of Justice Antonin Scalia has op, competition over the right to appoint after his death.The fight to fill the vacancy is just beginning.Just as Ronald was to the presidency, so Antonin Scalia was to the Supreme Court, he had that big an impact.Supreme Court justices get a job for life to make decisions about laws that affect the life of every American. Just last year the current court upheld ObamaCare and approved gay marriage, despite Scalia's dissenting votes. The Republicans now oppose outright the possibility an Obama appointment could give the court a liberal majority.I don't trust Barack Obama on the appoint ment of Supreme Court justices.We cannot afford to have someone like scal whyia being put there. Barack Obama is the President of the US until January 20th, 2017. that is a fact, my friends, whether the Republicans like it or not. No justice has been nominated in an election year in 80 years and it is unlikely that the Republican-controlled Senate will back down.As one conservative commentator simply put it, lame-duck presidents don't get to make lifetime appointments, and so yet again gridlock is affecting the highest court in the land.Australian shares have started the week strongly, following a record Chinese trade surplus. Here is Phillip Lasker. All the concerns we hear about day after day can be distilled down to one problem - world growth muchThe great economies have slowed.Global growth has been running below-average for 4 years.All this turmoil is simply the adjustment to sustain softer demand, lower profits and weaker investment that is a feature of the post-GFC world.The stimulus measures aimed at avoiding disaster and boosting growth have been around for so long, they are starting to become part of the problem, although Japan surged today, despite new data showing their economy went backwards in the December quarter.Investors in Tokyo were celebrating a big lift in the Chinese currency and good US data.With bad news in relatively short supply, Australia started the week higher manyA pick-up in oil prices helped the miners.The worldwide trend to tobacco plain packaging helped Amcor's profits.Wholesale petrol prices have slumped to a 7-year low.The cycle moves a lot quicker than the competition regulator because it has just concluded prices are too high.Why do we have these price cycles? Take Melbourne, for example, the wholesale price moves along a logical path, while the pump price jumps at regular intervals, up sharply of course and falling much less rapidly.The oil companies m unfortunate have taken their eye off the ball at one point because things got really competitive for a while.Retail prices were below wholesale prices.The Australian dollar is reflecting the more positive global mood, it's firmer across the board and that's finance. One in two working Australians are living payday to payday according to research from the National bank of Australia. The revelations come as the Government confronts tax reform and potential changes to the super system. Kirby, thank you for joining us. As a country, are we living beyond our means?It seems that report from the report.It seems like we've got used to such a long period of growth, it is 24 years now and people have become used to the benefits we've achieved from that.Anecdotally do you see that?You go out there and talk to providers and it seems a lot of people aren't using financial advice so maybe they don't know how much they need or how much to put away.It seems that under half are living pay cheque to pay cheque, but surprisingly one or more of those are on $200,000 a year so that would suggest they could live better?Yes, to look at where we need to get by and where we could make savings, because people find that hard to achieve.You need a plan. Some people understand what they need. 1078 don't understand. You know what you have in super but the plan to get there, but in this day and age, you don't have a job for life, you don't know exactly where the dips will be?It is a really challenging one and it is finding where you have your strengths and where you can get some advice or help to find out.There are a lot more tools on upper funds' websites and also the value of good independent advice that is in your best interests is really helpful, because you are the first person to get through.Many of us are confused as to our social standing?Yes, a lot of people overestimate where they are sitting, but more people underestimate where they are sitting.For a lot of people they think they are a lot worse offTwo-thirds thought they were working-class or middle-class and not everyone can be below-average backhand a lot of people feel is slightly harder than it actually is.Australia is looking good, as we saw from the report, we've got obviously growth, but many of us have degrees or more of us, work in white collar jobs, means you can retire later, pay for private schooling, many people are there. Are we living too well in this present moment with those things we might consider necessary when maybe they're not?I think it's really challenging here because we've had some big wins over the last couple of decades and they have sort of become the new normal and that is always scary.It is that we've had a lucky 20 years?What do we need to do to drive the next 20.But how will we keep sustaining thatThe challenges for young people, what are they?It is really challenging if you think about it, for most young people, they haven't been through a recession, so how would they know what it's like in those more challenging positionsEven the GFC in Australia didn't go through that.Older members of society have been through some tough times and what they see as a luxury, other people feel is a necessity these days.Should young people put more money into super or keep it for an investment, ie a house?Just doing the 9.5% at the moment may not quite get you there, but figuring out your long-term plan, so it doesn't need to go into super, but make sure you have a long-term plan.And we are living longer as well.Most #2ke68, it is quite scary.Kirby Rappell from Super Ratings thanks for coming in.Thank you.We don't have a great deal of cloud across the continent at the moment but there is a frontal system moving through Tasmania. This will introduce substantially cold air across the State. Looking at the potential of snow developing to about 1,200 metres overnight tonight and then down to around 1,000 metres tomorrow morning and then starts to rise as the day progresses as the cold air begins to move out off the east of the State. Falls around the south-west, anywhere south of Queenstown, but anywhere north of that where the fires are active, only looking at patchy and right rainfall, winds are strong and gusty, they will remain quite strong in behind it as well. Also severe thunderstorms through parts of NSW. They should ease off, but the trough that triggered them will just gradually move a little bit further north, so could trigger further thunderstorms through parts NSW and the southern border ranges or the southern inland of Queensland tomorrow, but that system is not overly active at this stage.Through the west we've got very hot conditions developing as this north easterly wind flow develops. Also the potential of a few showers and storms about the far northern parts of the continent, so really the very northern areas of the territory, perhaps around the gulf coast and across the northern cape of Queensland. Elsewhere, any showers about the south-east mainland, so SA, Victoria, and even along parts of the NSW coast, those fuels will be light. Sydney will have a dry and mostly sunny day and the potential of any showers really doesn't arrive until the evening. Windy conditions for Hobart, very isolated showers in Melbourne and it will remain dry in Adelaide.Now, we've still got the potential of further showers and storms across the far north of the continent on Wednesday. That trough will contract up into Queensland, so a few showers in combination with it and a slightly more onshore wind flow as the southerly change arrives that. Could bring showers about the south-eastern corner of the coast. Tasmania expecting showers about the west. Nothing in the way of worthwhile falls expected and looking at mostly dry conditions for the majority of the mainland.Our top stories this hour - more than a billion dollars worth of ice has been seized from a shipment of stick-on gel bras. And inside storage unit filled with arts supplies. Authorities are calling it the largest seizure of liquid methamphetamine in history. Four Hong Kong nationals have been arrested in connection with the manufacture of the drug.Former Army chief David Morrison has hit back at members of the Veterans community who have criticised his appointment as Australian of the year. Some say he hasn't done enough to promote the cause of veterans. General Morrison has rejected the criticism and says he will work with veterans in his new role.Both parties consider changes to negative gearing rules. Under Labor's proposal only new properties would be able to be negatively gear after a proposed 2017 introduction, but Malcolm Turnbull says this would distort the housing market.And Assistant Police Commissioner Paul Taylor has been stood aside after running over and killing a man in the Far North Queensland city of Cairns. The incident happened in the driveway of the Cairns district police building. The victim, 37-year-old Longreach butcher Ryan Savage had been lying in the driveway.And now it's time for all the day's sport. Here is Mark Douglass with 'Grandstand'.This evening Australia demolishes New Zealand by an innings and 52 runs.The visitors stormed to victory on the fourth day to hand Steve Smith his first overseas Test win as captain. I want us to perform better away from home and win every series we play away from home, and I guess this First Test match is a step in the right direction.I'm Mark Douglass and this is 'Grandstand'. This Program is Captioned Live by CSI Australia Thanks for your company. Australia has taken a 1-0 lead in its Test series against New Zealand with a comprehensive victory in Wellington. The Black Caps resume Day 4 on 4/178 in their second ing next but offered little resistance. Nathan Lyon took 4 wickets. Patrick Galloway reports.Fresh from claiming the wicket of Brendon McCullum Mitchell Marsh wreaked middle-order havoc on Day 4.COMMENTATOR: Close, very close. Given.Coriander son gone for a duck, leaving a 24-year-old Test debutant as the Black Caps' main hope.This could be tight.It was always tight.In fact, it's going for overthrows and that will be 50. For Henry Nicholls.When Nathan Lyon bowled BJ Watling, the home side still trailed Australia's first innings by 165. They did get some help taking shine off the new ball.But there was more than enough for Jackson Bird to remove the dangerman for 59. Jackson Bird has picked up his Firth wicket.Tim Southy cleared the rope three times before the inevitable.This time he has dragged it.The fielder is getting underneath it.One time too many for Tim Southy.Trent Bolt gave the Wellington faithful something to cheer for.It's taken in the crowd finally.But the joy was short lived. Bolt became Marsh's third victim for the innings, ensuring Australia retain the trans-Tasman trophy.I'm really pleased with the way we started this series but I know New Zealand will come back hard and we've got to be prepared for that. Still not quite sure the margin of the win is testament to how close the two teams are but on this occasion, Australia were far too good for us.Grabbing a stump for Man of the Match Adam Voges with Steve Smith's team on the way to achieving the No. 1 rankings.Melbourne Victory is waiting to see if it will be fined over unruly behaviour of some of its fans. A noisy minority lit flares on Saturday night and the FFA is considering new measures to discourage the practice.A different week, a similar result, another club hit with a show-cause notice for poor fan behaviour.We cannot say strongly enough how disappointed we are to find our selves in this situation.The Melbourne Victory face the possibility of sanctions over Saturday night's crowd problems that involved flares set off before and during a match against Melbourne City.We've made very, very clear where we stand and we will continue to do soAt a board meting today the sport's national governing body discussed the implementation of a flare management system.Which will involve education programs, prevention and of course look at sanctions where necessary. The people who come and act out in a manner that shows a complete recklessness and a disregard for basic common standards are not welcome, we don't want them here.While the club talks tough today on crowd behaviour, the CEO stopped short of naming any new strategies to tackle this issue.Our resolve will be hardened to look to do more, and we are completely open-minded about what that could look like.Today the FFA also finalised a new process for banning spectators, giving the fans the chance to appeal a ban following staged walkouts by club supporters last year in protest of the competition's proceduresBut at no time were we ever prepared to compromise on public safety of all of the fans.The safety of fans will be a primary concern again on Friday night when the Victory hosts Adelaide.It was another weekend of drama and controversy in the A-League.Joining us to discuss all things football is former Jets and Sydney FC coach Banco Culina. Firstly, once again we are talking about finance misbehaviour, Melbourne Victory fans and they received a notice, Melbourne Victory this afternoon that the club may face sanctions over that behaviour. Are we getting carried away with this or the sort of incidents we've seen with flares over the last couple of weeks a bad look for the game?It certainly is not a good look for the game.It has happened twice, two weeks in a row at the Melbourne Victory games as well, and after all the publicity and the scrutiny in the media about last week's events with Western Sydney, it's just stupidity what happened on Saturday night in the Melbourne Victory-Melbourne City game.We don't want to see that. The game deserves better.Again, the talk is about the minority, but we have to do something about the miern north, because we hear this too often, whether it be politics or sport, everyone talks about the minority, well who is going to control the minority and do something to make sure the minority doesn't spoil it for the majority.They had a great opportunity with Western Sydney to make a statement, dock them the points so he that everyone, the players, the supporters, the management, everyone suffers, and if the minority don't care about that, then they certainly don't belong.Well, it makes it very difficult now, doesn't it, for the FFA to take really tough action against Victory fans if it's not willing to dock Wanderers points?Absolutely, how do you dock Melbourne Victory when you refused to do that the week before to Western Sydney who had a worse record as far as these incidents are concerned?Look, it's not a good look for the game tnd it is a pity because it was a terrific game and we should be talking about all the wonderful things that happened in the game, rather than as we keep saying, the minority incidents.The incidents caused by the minority of supporters.Let's talk a little about that game because it was a fantastic first half of football, one of the best this season. There wasn't much between these two sides really?No, there wasn't and it was expected to be like that.Derbies are like that.The last time they met it was a similar situation, but Melbourne City took the lead and again Bruno is an absolute marvel, this guy, he keeps scoring goals for fun vlHe has now taken his tally to 17 for the season and I've never seen anything like this before.He is a player that can do it on his own, he can bring other player noose the game, but this goal, the first of the two, this was the second.Not bad.Not bad at all, for a short guy, he is not the tallest guy and he has jut jumped the opposition to score a wonderful goal, but Melbourne Victory were very, very good.They were unlucky, we are about to see a moment here and I will get your thoughts on this.It was a clear-cut goal.We have the benefit of tell fission replays, obviously the referees and his assistants would have seen this.This is about 53rd minute on the clock. The scoreline was 2-2, the game goes completely different and Melbourne City later on with about 10 minutes to go gets a player sent off and they had no chance of winning, only one team who would win it, Melbourne Victory, but in the end, probably a result that would not suit either side because Melbourne Victory thought they should have won.Melbourne City would have been unhappy that they led twice and missed the opportunity to go on and claim the points.Now, the Wanderers, a flat performance for them? Letting in five goals at home against the Phoenix. Do you think that was the result of the turmoil of the week leading into this game or they just didn't turn up?Well, it certainly had an effect what happened off the park.If the whole focus during the week is in what's happening off the park rather than on the park, it will be difficult to prepare for the game.But, look, Western Sydney also had a problem in this game that they were missing their three major imports, three Spanish imports, he de Ma sun, Andre, and Alberto, so they were missing, they provide the experience and the leadership for them, but you to concede five goals at home against a team that hadn't won for the best part of three months is not a good look, and let's give credit to this guy, Blake poul who I know very well.Powell.He scored goals for fun in the Leichhardt division but to step up and score at the highest level and some of the quality of goals were absolutely brilliant, fantastic, great for Wellington Phoenix, not so good for Western Sydney.To concede five goals at home is not a good situation when you're wanting to win the premiership and Championship.Sydney FC have been really struggling, they played a Perth Glory team who are moving in the opposite direction. Do you fear that this Sydney FC team might fall out of finals contention?If you asked me this question a couple of weeks ago, I would say, no, definitely not, but they've lost three out of the last four and they look at the moment very, very ordinary.The players have lost confidence, the coach seems to have gone into a bit of a shell and said, "Look, I'm to blame as much as the players." Which is fair enough, all good to hear.He said he is under pressure as well, admitting it, we all know that, but the most critical part here is that they are beginning to make mistakes that they didn't make before.The first goal that Perth Glory scored was a horrendous error by the goal keeper, that's what happens when you are under pressure and Sydney FC seems to be making mistakes more and more and they are not scoring goals.Credit must also go to Perth Glory, they have been terrific.They and Adelaide United have really come good in the last part of this season and to answer your question, Sydney FC under pressure to hold their spot in the top 6?Yes, ba us there are only 3 points dividing them and the 7th-placed team.Almost out of time, Branko, but quickly. Adelaide Reds, third on the ladder at the moment. Do you see them continuing the progression?No reason why not.Their performance over the last 11 weeks has been superb.After Round #, they were last, did not win a game.Since then they have been undefeated, playing solid football and keep getting the results.I think all the way up for them.How far, we will wait and see.It has been an extraordinary weekend of action, Branko. We will catch up with you again very soon and get some more thoughts.Thank you.Leicester City's grasp on the English Premier League title has loosened with the foxes suffering a last-minute defeat to Arsenal this morning. The Gunners have moved to within 2 points of the league leaders. A year ago Leicester City was the bottom of the Premier League, now they're fighting to win it . Manchester City beaten last weekend. Today's task, Arsenal, and one they tackled with the lack of fear that is becoming their trademark. Jamie Vardy was already proving a handful. The visitors one-up but soon a man down. Danny Simpson sent off for a second bookable offence. Was this to be the turning point? Shortly afterwards Arsenal was level. Nik Wallenda's last roll of the dice. That machine Welbeck wasn't done yet though. Out injured since April. How better to mark your return than with the winning goal with virtually the final touch of the match. This is how much it meant to Arsenal. Their celebrations also a measure of just how far Leicester have come.So Leicester suffer the cruelest of defeats. They are still 2 points clear a top of the table and who would have imagined that with just 12 games to go? But as for the title rates, well it just got a whole lot tighter.Leicester's loss as opened the door for Tottenham to take the lead against Manchester City. The home side leveled with an emphatic finish before the spurts secured the fifth league win in a row. - the Spurs secured the fifth league win in a row.It has struck Manchester City a potentially mortal blow.Two return from injury to lead Liverpool to a 6-0 thrashing of Aston Villa, heaping more misery on the bottom-placed side.Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has made it two from two at the helm of England. His new team turned on some impressive running rugby in a 40-9 victory over Italy in the Six Nations. BBC report.The battle to put the past behind them continues, but history, too, weighs heavy on Italy. 21 matches against England. 21 defeats.Still, passion can push a team a long way, taking the lead and matching each other kick for kick. That was until the first half's most significant breakthrough. Space for George Ford and England forging ahead.In front by only 2 points but amidst Italy's endeavour, a mistake to turn this game. The ruthlessness England have spoken of demonstrated by Jonathan Joseph. Add to that spirit, a touch of adventure, the match had won in their favour. Joseph again and a big sigh of relief. His hat-trick already by time Farrell added a little extra gloss. Consecutive wins and the New England beginning to emerge.Two from two.Second half we did some good things.First half we allowed I taally into the game -We allowed I taally into the game, but the first half set the second half up for us and I was pleased by the way we put them away.We could have easily scored 60 points out there but in the end we were quite dominant.And that is 'Grandstand' for now. You can always catch up on the program on iview and 'Grandstand' online. We'll see you soon.The top stories - more than a billion dollars worth of ice has been seized from a shipment of stick-on gel bras and inside storage units filled with art supplies. Authorities say it is the largest seizure of liquid methamphetamine in Australian history.Former Army chief David Morrison has hit back at members of the veteran community who have criticised his appointment as Australian of the Year and say he raent done enough to promote the cause of veterans.The PM has unveiled plans on negative gearing where only new properties will be able to be negatively geared.The competition watchdog says it's putting pressure on petrol retailers to pass on the Full Bench fits of lower oil prices. The Competition and Consumer Commission. Well, Timo brine is the managing editor of The Motor Report and joins me from the Melbourne studio. Tim, thank you for joining us. Petrol retailers have been asked to explain their margins. Can you attempt to explain them?Well, how long have you got, Gemma, because, yes, it is a Gordian knot in fact and the ACCC feels there may be a stench in the State of Denmark so it's looking into it, but oil prices are very low.The barrel price of oil is now - what, it's $30, $30 US a barrel and that's down, that's down from - we only have to go back to 2008 when it was $145 US a barrel.A big difference.There is a big difference.So around about the barrel price for crude oil is around about a fifth of what it was then.But that's not the - the barrel price is one thing in the price of oil, but there are a whole lot of fixed costs which complicate this matter, and dpsh would you like me to explain this further because I can do it if I put my hand here and if I put my hand here and say that's the terminal gate price and we just need to keep that in mind and on top of the terminal gate price there are distribution costs, so that's - the terminal gate is what comes out of the refinery or what comes out of the distribution centre.Sure.On top of that is the distribution costs, the trucks driving around and picking petrol up from one place and putting it in another, and then on top of that there are the delivery costs which is the service station, all those modern facilities you see there, and then on top of that is then a fixed government ex-cries which was 38.6 cents a litre, but now that's review ed biannually, reviewed twice a year and that's around 40 cents a litre, and then on top of that is the retailer's margin and then on top of that is GSTSo while the barrel price is very low, all these other costs impact on what we pay at the pump, and behind the barrel price of oil there is a whole lot of other things going on.We don't know - no-one really knows what it costs, say, a refinery, the petrol companies - yeah, the petrol companies aren't - the big oil is not forth coming in what it costs to produce a litre of petrol from a given quantity of oil.So behind the barrel price there are a whole lot of other factors that work as well.So, while the barrel price has dropped so much, all of these other fixed costs haven't, but that's not to say that something isn't wrong in the state of Denmark.Well, that's right, because the ACCC is looking at it, but they only are able to look at that retail margin that you spoke of?Well, no, the ACCC has looked right down through this supply chain.Some years ago the ACCC did - I think in fact it was 2008, did a really exhaustive study in factors behind retail - the cost of retailing of petrol in Australia, and what people were paying at the pump.But back then in 2008, the retailers themselves, the chaps behind the counters as it were, were making about 1 to 2 cents a litre off for every litre they poured.Now it's 10, 12 cents a litre, but what the ACCC is also concerned about and we should also be concerned about, is this is supposed to be a competitive market.But it's like - it's like petrol prices are like a flock of pigeons, they go up - price goes up in - when the price goes up in one service station, they go up in the next one, and so there is no - there is no real - there is no evidence of a competitive market if you look at it like that.So the ACCC is wondering and thinking out loud and in fact sort of said it, is there collusion here in the industry?And the ACCC does believe that there is a degree of collusion because it's getting stuck into a few of these retailers.But further complicating the issue in Australia is that there is this duopoly of the big supermarkets.The retailers.Kolts and Myer and Woolworths who own collectively an immense slice of the Australian market.I can't put a figure on it but it's something like 70 or 80% of slice of the Australian market.So two retailers who control the end of the market where we go and fill up with petrol.You've got all of this - all of these layers in the middle of the distribution, in the supply chain and you've got the Government in there and in fact for every litre of petrol at nearly half, getting close to 50 cents or more a litre is government excise.Can the Government do without it?Well, Malcolm Turnbull has a budget to balance, there is no way known Malcolm will walk into the Parliament and say, "We are getting rid of excise on petrol." Because they are wedded to it.Tim, the managing editor of the website The Motor Resort, we have to leave it there - The Motor Report, we have to leave it there.No worries.One in two teenagers will have cancer. Survival rates have never been better.The ABC met Amy Reynolds a year ago. She had been nearly three years bowel cancer-free.Now she is looking Foord to the magic 5 years cancer patients wait before declaring themselves cured.I'm holding out for the party.The latest snapshot of cancer in Queensland shows more people than ever are being diagnosed with the disease.If you are a Queenslander and you live to 80 years of age, there is a one in two chance you will be diagnosed with a cancer.There is a one in 7 chance that you will die from a diagnosis of cancer.A larger and ageing population are the key reasons for the number more than tripling in 30 years.We could prevent 30% of cancers by just putting into place what we currently know, about tobacco, about over-exposure to ultra violet radiation.The most common cancer in 2013 was prostate cancer, followed by melanoma, breast and colorectal. Lung cancer was the most deadly, followed by colorectal, prostate and breast. Among the bleak statistics, also good news. More Queenslanders are surviving cancer today than any other time in our history. 97% of patients beat thyroid cancer which has the highest 5-year survival rate.We estimate that cancer survival rates in the last 25 years have increased from just around 50% to what we now have at around 70%.That's one statistic Amy Reynolds happy to be part ofI find myself very lucky.It's time now for the weather with Graham Creed. Wet and getting cold in Tassie?Sure is.In fact, a little bit more rain than I was expecting to fall across Tasmania.At the moment strath Gordon has recorded the heaviest of the falls, 38 millimetres.A couple of other falls south of Hobart through to the north-west in Mount Reid in the 28-30 millimetre range.This is all in a association with the cold front.South westerly change has started to move through the region but the coldest of the areas is still yet to arrive to the southern areasAs it moves overnight, snow will develop to about 1,200 metres, tomorrow morning lowering to about 1,000 metres but then will start to rise as the day progresses and once that cold air arrives overnight, we will see the rainfall totals begin to ease off, so quite a narrow rain band that will bring the better of the falls.We can see that cloud in association with the front, it will move rapidly out into the Tasman Sea, bring milder air into the south-eastern mainland, but not looking at cold conditions and fortunately the moisture levels are relatively low so only looking at a few isolated showers about the coastal fringes of SA, in through the ranges and south of Victoria and then potentially moving up the coast of NSW tomorrow.This trough will also trigger the potential of a couple of isolated thundery showers, more likely about the south-eastern ranges of Queensland, just up around the mid north coast and Northern Tablelands of NSW, but even those fall also be pretty isolated and patchy.Also see some showers and storms across the far north of Queensland, also the Northern Territory, just spreading over into border areas of WA across the Kimberley, but this activity will also be generally light and ace lated and only the potential of a couple of ace lited heavier falls directly associated with the thunderstorms.Another windy day on the way for Hobart, quite cool, isolated showers in Melbourne, should clear around lunchtime, elsewhere this should be dry, even Sydney, not expecting to see showers until tomorrow night.Thanks, Graham. 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Billion-dollar bust. Authorities seize over 700L of the drug ice. That shipping container was found to contain gel bra insorts and hidden inside those gel bra inserts was 190L of methamphetamine. This Program Is Captioned Live by CSI Australia David Morrison fires back at criticism over his appointment as Australian of the Year. Claims exploited workers are owed thousands of dollars in backpay by convenience store giant 7-Eleven. And coming up in half an hour on The Business, local investors cheer a market bounce but is it enough to scare off the bears? And Aurizon's profit derailed by coal and iron. We talk to boss Lance Hockerage.Hello, Gemma Venness with ABC News. The AFP is claiming an historic seizure of drugs with more than 500 kilos of ice kept off the streets. The drugs were hidden inside push-up bra inserts and art supplies. Police allege a major organised crime gang imported the ice in liquid form in a shipping container last December. It's a drug haul unlike any other in Australia. Federal Police have seized a record amount of liquid methamphetamine, smuggled inside tubes of glue and silicon push-up bra inserts. Organised crime are incredibly creative in terms of how they seek to move illicit commodities, including drugs, around the world. The substance is a liquid form of the drug known as ice and the 720L seized could have been turned into more than half a ton of the illicit drug. This has resulted in 3.sick million individual hits of ice being taken off our streets with a street value of $1.26 billion.The liquid ice was manufactured in China and sent to Australia from Hong Kong. Border Force officers discovered almost 200L of the drug when they intercepted a shipping container full of silicon bra inserts here at Port Botany. Police found the rest of the methamphetamine when they raided self-storage units at rockdale, Hurstville, mu Miranda, Padstow and Kings Grove in Sydney's south. The AFP track ed the the storage unit in Burwood and arrested two Chinese nationals and a Hong Kong national. Police say they have all but dismantled a major Chinese syndicate. We are alleging the people we have arrested weren't mere bit players, they were significant players within this criminal tetwork. The three men and one woman are currently behind bars and authorities say further arrests are likely. Government s being urged to rethink Australia's hard-line approach to drug taking following the deaths of 7 people at music festivals in the past year. A number of former legal and police chiefs have told 'Four Corners' Australia should follow Europe's lead and introduce pill testing at venues. This is the reality of the dance party drug culture. (Sniffs)Chasing a chemical high but with no idea what's in the pills they're taking. We can't actually get access, easy access, to good, clear non-biased information about the drugs you're taking and trust me I have tried. Australians are the highest per-capital users of ecstasy and MDMA in the world. Now former legal and police chiefs are breaking ranks, condemning the current hard-line police strategy of searches, sniffer dogs and arrests of recreational drug users at music festivals. Creates alarm and fear, no question about that. It seizes some drugs, I don't think it deters many people from attempting to get drugs into a festival that intended to do so. I think the drug detection dog program should be stopped. 'Four Corners' has obtained statistics showing emergency department presentations in NSW have doubled in the past 6 years. No child, no teenager, no young person should die from ingesting a recreational drug or anything. Governments are being urged to allow pill testing at all major events. The harm reduction measure is already in place in several European countries. Seven deaths of young Australians in 12 months. Do you think that fits the bill of a public benefit to introduce drug checking? You bet I do. When it come to pill testing, the NSW Police Minister is resolute. That's not going to happen in NSW while ever I'm the Minister. The thing is people are like it's so dangerous, you don't know what you're taking, blah, blah, blah. It's like, well, actually we're taking it anyway.Despite the calls for change, the hard-line approach stays for now. Former army chief David Morrison has hit back at members of the military community who have criticised his appointment as Australian of the Year. After weeks of sustained attacks, the retired general has broken his silence and insists he'll promote the cause of veterans in his new role. Please welcome David back to ANU.This former general is hot property since being named Australian of the Year, David Morrison's become a highly sought-after public speaker and now for the first time speaking out against growing criticisms from the military community.I'm not going to be defined by my critics though, I'm both to be defined by those who selected me as Australian of the Year. Many serving and former Defence members have accused the one-time army chief of abandoning veterans. Just showed he's out of touch. They feel the general has turned his back on his former colleagues. I have been around veterans all my life and those who know me know that I care deeply for veterans and I of course will be involved with them during the course of 2016 but every year of my life as well. He's also faced public criticism for a lucrative consultancy with Deloitte with aczaings of a conflict of interest over defence contracts awarded to the company. Completely reject any allegations that I would in any way shape or form have seen my job as Chief of Army compromised by such unethical behaviour. It did not occur. Perhaps the strongest criticism of David Morrison has come from a former lieutenant colonel caught up in the so-called Jedi council sex scandal. Like many of his colleagues he was cleared of involvement but later demoted sheempz the ordeal has left him feeling suicidal and needing psychiatric care. What was done when I was Chief of Army Oz done t was certainly done with great - well, considerable anguish on my part as to what the effects would be but I have absolutely no comment to make. Will you try and reach out to- No, I won't be. I won't be reaching out to those individuals. His primary focus now is tackling domestic violence, pay inequality and a Republic. The three priorities he's outlined for his work as Australian of the Year. Lawyers representing underpaid 7-Eleven workers claim one former employee was paid just 47 cents an hour. The revelation comes as past and present employees begin to receive tens of thousands of dollars in backpay claims. It's been a while since Pranay has had cash to buy coffee. The former 7-Eleven worker blew the whistle after two years of being underpaid. I thought, OK, at least I have to do something for the other fellow workers. That's why I took a step. Praday was caught up in a wage exploitation scandal expose by a joint ABC-Fairfax investigation last year. He's just received $33,000 in backpay. His lawyer says more cases are surfacing, alleging one Sydney 7-Eleven employee was paid just 47 cents an hour. On his wages it would take a day, a day's work too, be able to buy a cup of coffee.There are concerns the issue goes beyond 7-Eleven. I think this is just the tip of the iceberg. It's everywhere.That's prompted calls for the Federal Government to teach migrant workers and international students their rights. They're unaware of their rights in relation to safety. They're unaware of their rights to take breaks. 7-Eleven says it's moved to stop wage exploitation, by improving pay roll oversight, introducic store audits and employ ing a special investigator. The former ACCC boss, professor Allan Fels, is helping to assess claims on 7-Eleven's behalf. He says about $4 million has now been paid out to cover nearly 200 claims but he's warned that figure will grow considerably as there are more than 1500 claims still outstanding. Pranay says Australia's international reputation is at risk. It's a good country but not good for work.He's hoping more employees have the courage to come forward. Still to come, an assistant Police Commissioner is stood aside after running over a man in Queensland. Plus Christchurch begins to clean up after yesterday's 5.7 magnitude earthquake. In sport, sanctions in store for Melbourne Victory. The FFA demands they justify themselves over unruly fan behaviour. Voters will go to the next election knowing that tax breaks on investment property will be reduced, which ever party wins government. The Prime Minister has confirmed he's looking at changes to negative gearing which could claw back even bigger savings than Labor's. For 5 months he's reviewed an arsenal of tax options. Pull the pin and throw it. And fired nothing. I'm a great believer that we should leave the handling of weapons to the professionals. But the enemy's got hold of a target. Firing now. And it's time to return fire. So, yes, we are looking at all of these tax issues and negative gearing is one of them. The Prime Minister thinks Labor's plan to halt negative gearing on established homes doesn't go far enough on savings, at least in the next 4 years. It doesn't address the big deficit problem we have at the moment. On one hand he want to say our policy will have a negative impact and then on the other hand he's criticising because it doesn't have a big enough impact. The Prime Minister's put troubled times in Canberra behind him and embarked on a campaign style swing through Queensland. That State will lose another of its long-serving Liberals with Ian McFarlane confirming he'll retire at the next election. Ministerial losses, resignations, a reshuffle and GST talk might all have contributed to a softening of support. Fairfax Ipsos has the Government with a thumping 52-48 lead after preferences but it's down from the stratospheric highs of last year.Just in case it needs to go to the polls, the ABC's been told the Government's preparing to move on overhauling Senate voting laws within the next sitting of parliament and it appears to have support. Ensure that we have a more democratic system so that voters decide preferences not back-room operators. We're considering those issues. We're consulting widely. Yes, we have been receiving various proposals.Faced with ballot papers containing, say, 100 names for just 6 jobs, the vast majority of Australians choose the above the line option. They put the number 1 in a box and all preferences are spread according to how that party wants them distributed. What's likely to happen at the next election is voters can number 1, 2, 3, 4 or more above the line and their preference s stay only with those parties. Likewise, if they go below there would no longer be a need to fill out the full 100, just a minimum of 6, or 12 if it's a double-dissolution election. The official line is no official decision's been made but when it is, keen-eyed electors will know an election is looming. Australia's population is set to reach the 24 million mark soon after midnight tonight but the symbol of the milestone may not be a chubby baby according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Instead, it's most likely to be a migrant coming to Australia for work. Joining me now from Canberra is Matt from the Australia Institute who's been researching the effects of population growth. You say we've actually been short changed by the Government in That's right. Population growth and a big population are very popular with all levels of Government and both parties and we've talked about the benefits of that and there are benefits, but there are also costs associated with that. In particular infrastructure costs. So since the Sydney Olympics, a population the size of Sydney has been added to Australia and that requires a Sydney's worth of infrastructure to be added and at the moment infrastructure's lagging behind that population growth.Do you think the Government is focussing on the extra tax dollars whereas the everyday person might be focussing on the cost as well and it's somewhere in between, a balance of that? That's right. We need to have a debate that includes both those benefits of a larger population or fast-growing population but also the costs. There needs to be responsibility on the part of Government to maintain our level of infrastructure, to maintain our hospitals too, maintain our schools and to maintain our roads and have a real conversation about public transport because most of these new migrants are going to gravitate towards cities and that's where we really need to see more public transport and better infrastructure.And in terms of births versus migration as adding to the population, which is growing at a faster rate? Migration is the thing that's pushing population along far faster than births. It's mostly skilled migrants that are coming to Australia, that is increasing our population.And in terms of economic growth in Australia, is a lot of that down to or somewhat down to just there simply being more people? That's right. Australia's an attractive country to come to, remember, and so people want to live here but in part they want to live here because we have good infrastructure, we have good health outcomes, we have good educational outcomes. We need to maintain that, we need to maintain our standard of living and to do that the Government really - and both the State and Federal Government, need to get behind these infrastructure projects. If you invited 50 people over to your house for a party, John Howard probably set the chairs out before they came not after they arrived and that's what we really need to do in this country. We need to invest in this infrastructure before we need it not after our roads and our hospitals and our schools are overcrowded.Do you think we've got the balance right as to who is coming to Australia? There are ethcome considerations, an example being how do you feel about, say, a doctor from a developing country coming here, an immediate taxpayer of course, but the Australian people have contributed in no way to his or her upbringing, training, for example, and another country has missed out. Certainly there are lot of ethical questions that need to be considered. And there's certainly people and experts in this area. I'm an economist, you probably shouldn't ask an economist about ethics but certainly we need to maintain those infrastructure standards and these sort of debates need to be had. You're right, those ethical questions are very, very important. Who comes here and what type of people come in are important questions and we need to have that debate but we need to have that debate in a wider sense of what are the pros, what are the cons, what are the ethical concerns? Matt Grudenoff from the Australia Institute, thank you. Assistant Police Commissioner has been stood aside after running over and killing a man in Queensland. It's believed the man was lying in the driveway of the Cairns district police building when he was struck and trapped under the car. Police are providing support to his family. The Longreach butcher Ryan savage. Assistant commissioner Paul Taylor has been stood aside while the death is investigated. This is a tragedy on so many levels because a male person, 37 years of age, has lost his life and it's our job to investigate that.Support is also being offered to Mr Taylor. Victorian Health Department review of maternity cases at the Bacchus Marsh hospital has uncovered another seven neonatal deaths. This brings the total number at the hospital's maternity unit to 18. The review by professor Ewan Wallace found evidence of more deaths dating back to 2003. One mother has spoken of her distress when her baby died back in 2009. It was one of the most painful, gut-wrenching things I have ever been through in my life.The ABC has found three of the hospital's doctors were the subject of notifications to the medical regulator, AHPRA. And two had restrictions placed on their registration while they were practising at Bacchus Marsh. An inquiry into the controversial closure of a youth mental health unit in Brisbane has heard poor planning left patient with little support after the doors closed. Evidence on the first day of the public hearings has left parents seeking answers. The Barrett adolescent centre was shut down under the Newman Government in early 2014. Within eight months, three teenagers had died. Today the commission heard there was a plan to relocate the centre in 2012 but it was scrapped by Queensland health because it was over budget and the funds were needed elsewhere. A year later, senior health officials raised fears about the centre's closure. The board recognised that: Counsel assisting Paul Freeburn QC told the court the reviewed documents didn't seem to include a reference to a detailed analysis and he said one might think in a situation where a service was to be discontinued there might be some need for analysis. He said the decisions in this case seemed to be based on shorthand expressions like "contemporary models of care." But the closure went ahead 8 months later. Assistant counsel assisting, Cathy Muir QC, told the court the closure was unprecedentsed and evidence from star revealed "an environment of confusion, anxiety and concern leading up to the closure." She noted their overriding concern was not for their own future but a concern for the wellbeing of the young people for whom they cared. Mental health commissioner Leslie van shoebrick said she'd accepted verbal assurances from Queensland Health that there was a well resourced plan for each patient but the inquiry heard that didn't happen. Responsibility for care fell back to families. Parents say they want answers. Some change, some realisation that there were things that happened that shouldn't have happened and a better outcome for young people with severe, chronic and complex mental illness, perhaps a better understanding of their needs as well. The public hearings are set down for four weeks.A $250,000 reward has been posted in the hope of a breakthrough in the murder investigation of Logan schoolgirl Tialeigh Palmer. The body of the 12-year-old was found on the banks of the Pimpama river on the Gold Coast last October about a week after she went missing. Police have released security vision of her walking with friends the day before she dis appeared. We certainly believes there more than one person who knows what happened. And, as I say, this is really just another effort to reach out to these people to come forward and tell us.An in demnity is being offered to to first person to come forward with information on the murder. Turkey has denied reports that some of its troops have entered Syria. Syria has urged the United Nations, meantime too, take action against Turkish shelling of Kurdish positions in the country's north. Turkey views the Kurdish militia as a threat to the country was independence. In Syria, the bombing carries on. Wave after wave, more destruction, more suffering. And just across the border in Turkey, sorties to strike Kurdish and Syrian army positions. There's talk, too, of Turkey and Arab States sending in troops. All this undermining the deal struck days ago in Munich. Russia and America pledge to reach a truce in Syria within a week and deliver aid within days but doubt deepens about Moscow's motives. The situation in Aleppo is extremely worrying. The Russians are using carpet bombing tactics, indiscriminate bombing of civilian areas held by oppositionists and, yes, we demand that the Russians comply with their obligations under international law and their obligations under UN Security Council resolutions that they have signed up to.But a sign of change on the ground. Aid finally gets in to this besieged Damascus suburb. Relief at last for families trp trapped by this war. There's been a telephone call between Presidents Obama and Putin today. If any of this is to work, they have to work together. That's the deal in Munich. I don't think Russia got what it wanted, if what it wanted was a blank cheque. Nat at all. We all achieved a recommitment but, again, the point is not recommitting as such, the point is making this real because in the meantime people are dying.There's a real sense here that after five years of war this is a defining moment for Syria. As this security forum ends there's still great skepticism that this will be the week which moves Syria closer to peace. What was achieved here in Munich was a new commitment a new structure for coordination and engagement at the highest levels. It could make a difference but in such a tangled crisis that is Syria, the big question is will it be enough? In the US battle lines have been drawn over the appointment of the next Supreme Court justice. The weekend death of outspoken Conservative Antonin Scalia has Republicans jostling with Democrats and President Barack Obama for the right to name his replacement. North America correspondent Michael Vincent reports. Justice Scalia's death leaves the court evenly balanced between Liberals and Conservatives. The fight to fill the vacancy is just beginning. Just as Ronald Regan was to the presidency so Antonin Scalia was to the Supreme Court. He had that big an impact.Supreme Court justices get a job for life to make decisions about the loss that affect every American. Just last year the current court upheld Obama Care and approved gay marriage despite Scalia's dissenting votes. Republicans now oppose outright the possibility an Obama appointment could give the court a Liberal majority. I don't trust Barack Obama on the appointment of Supreme Court justices. We cannot afford to have Scalia replaced by someone like the nominees he's put there in the past. Democrats are incensed. Barack Obama is President of the United States until January 20, fact, my
2017.(APPLAUSE) That is a fact, my friends, whether the Republicans like it or not.No justice has been nominated in an election year in 80 years and it's unlikely that the Republican-controlled Senate will back down. As one Conservative commentator simply put it, lame-duck Presidents don't get to make lifetime appointments so yet again gridlock has sdended on US politics except now it affects the highest court in the land. Christchurch was shaken up over the weekend with another earthquake hitting the New Zealand city. Today people were assessing the damage and for some people in the earthquake-plagued city it's the last straw. This is what happens when your pool explodes. That was the pool bursting and just racing in? Yeah, came straight through the bi-fold doors and that was the ends of it. Something different.Its sides just collapsed under the force of the quake, now it's only fit for the tip. It was just flowing through here, just 17,000L.Today the carpet had to be ripped up. See the water dripping out of it.This earthquake the last straw for Gary Bell. He's still waiting for his house to be rebuilt after the 2011 earthquake. Australia's looking pretty good at this stage to be honest. Even the street he lives on in Parklands has taken a hammering. Just two days ago this road was freshly laid, pristine ash felt, but today you'd never know, once again it's covered in fresh liquefaction. Bit pissed off actually, considering we'd only just had it done. They've waited 5 years to have their quake-hit road fixed, now this. There's a big hump. I actually hadn't noticed that. Four Christchurch schools closed their doors for engineering check today. We are here for the girls and the staff and we want to make sure they're safe. Girls' High is still dealing with damaged buildings from 2011. A whole generation of students have been through a broken school. It's been cleared as have all the city council facilities. It is a great example of how resilient everything's become in our earthquake environment. But the cleanup continues here. Just part of life in Christchurch. Just gave us a gentle reminder, didn't it really? Not so gentle. Yeah, scared the shit out of us to be honest. Everyone's safe, that's the main thing.This quake has certainly left its mark. Time now for the weather. Here's Graham Creed. Strong cold front moving through Tasmania now, overnight tonight there is the potential we could see snow down to around 1,000m by tomorrow morning. It's not going to be huge amounts because of the bulk of the heavier rainfall is ahead of the cold air so once it moves through we start to see those rainfall totals really begin to ease off but there have been good falls through parts of the west and south of the State. As that system also starts to reach up into the south-eastern States we're not looking at a great deal of moisture in association with it. The biggest benefit will be milder temperatures over the next day or two. Showers and storms across the far north, the gulf regions and the north-western corner of WA and the Northern Territory, these areas are under the influence of a monsoon trough but still sitting up around Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. There's enough instability sitting through the region though to maintain those showers and storms so they're going to be a feature over the next day or two. This trough through Queensland is bringing hot air ahead of it, it is going to bring the potential of an isolated shower or thunderstorm. Mostly through the mid north coast, Northern Tablelands and nearby ranges in Queensland, although there is the potential of some isolated severe thunderstorms, we're not looking at widespread activity in association with it. Up across the north is where we're expecting to see fairly widespread showers and thunderstorms, rainfall really beginning to ease off in Tasmania, mostly contracting to the West Coast during the day.

On Wednesday, we see clearer conditions through NSW, perhaps a shower or two up around the north coast and into the south-eastern coastal fringe of Queensland. Again, the northern parts of the continent but elsewhere really just very isolated showers, mostly clearing from the southeast mainland and even for Tasmania they're mostly cracking back to the west and far - contracting back to the west and far south. Top stories this hour - more than $1 billion worth of ice has been seized from a shipment of stick-on gel bras and inside storage units filled with art supplies. Authorities are calling the largest seizure of liquid methamphetamine in Australian history. Four Hong Kong nationals have been arrested in connection with the importation and manufacture of the drug. Former army chief David Morrison has hit back at members of the veterans' community who have criticised his appointment as Australian of the Year. He's previously come under attack from former Defence personnel who say he hasn't done enough to promote the cause of veterans. General pormorhas rejected the suggestion and says he'll work with veterans in his new role. Assistants Police Commissioner Paul Taylor has been stood aside after running over and killing a man in the Far North Queensland city of Cairns. Inincident happened in the driveway of the Cairns district police building. The victim, 37-year-old Longreach butcher Ryan Savage, had been lying in the driveway. And a new review into the stillborn crisis at Melbourne's Bacchus Marsh hospital has uncovered a further seven babies have died, bringing the total number of deaths at the maternity unit to 18. A look back by Professor Ewan Wallace uncovered the seven other avoidable deathsidate dating back more than a decade.Time now for The Business with Ticky Fullerton. This Program Is Captioned Live by CSI Australia Hello there. Coming up on The Business, local investors cheer a market bounce but is it enough to scare off the bears? And Aurizon's profit derailed by coal and iron. We talk to boss Lance Hockerage. The Australian market enjoyed a much-needed bounce today but don't think for a moment the bears have gone into hibernation completely. Today's rally was sparked by a 10% jump in oil prices on Friday along with a recovery in battened-down global banks but the problems that have been troubling investors this year, anaemic growth and low choedty prices, are still there. Now investors are increasingly coming to realise that Central Banks are unable to ride to the rescue anymore. Neal Woolrich reports. A dead-cat bounce or the beginning of the end for the bear market? One swallow doesn't make a summer unfortunately, we're going to enter a long period of low returns and what that will mean is more volatility. Whatever your cliche of choice, investors remain on edge. The