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Today - another deadly attack in the heart of the Turkish capital. Dozens killed in a car bomb explosion. This Program is Captioned Live by CSI Australia Also ahead - the death toll from a terrorist attack at a beach resort in West Africa rises to 16.Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce says a new poll has given him underdog status in the seat of New England.And a team from ABC's 'Four Corners' prevented from leaving Malaysia after they questioned the nation's PM about a corruption scandal. about a corruption scandal.

Hello and welcome to Mornings. I'm Tony Eastley. We are going to take you to Fiji where there is a news conference being held with Julie Bishop, the Foreign Minister. Let's listen in.... education and economic support particularly in relation to agriculture.REPORTER: In terms of those priorities, what did the PM indicate, were there areas of priority of most concern to him?At this stage, after the initial recovery effort, he was concerned about health care, education longer term and also agriculture, so the three areas I identified were in fact areas I identified by the PM and the Foreign Minister, and we will work closely with the authorities as we have over the last three weeks to ensure we provide targeted support to reaches those most in need.REPORTER: And from here, do we have an indication of what sort of assistance we will be provide ing in the weeks and months ahead?We are continuing to retain our presence here. The thousand Defence personnel, also civilian volunteers here. As you saw yesterday, they are moving from the phase of immediate support to longer-term support, putting roofs on schools, ensuring the children can get back to school, ensuring that medical centres are operating, and of course ensuring that the tourism trade can continue to thrive because tourism is one of the major pillars of the Fijian economy.REPORTER: How much more money does Australia stand to offer?It is a question of what Fiji is looking for. We obviously work in partnership with the Fijian Government and provide the support they are requesting. We've already provided $15 million in an immediate response. In addition to that, of course, is the cost of having our Defence personnel here and our civilian personnel. We had two teams, two medical teams here of 21 medical personnel. They will remain for as long as they are needed, likewise with the defence personnel. We are in the hands of the Fijian Government. This morning I will be going to the management office and here from there what the recovery plan will look like in the weeks and months ahead.REPORTER: Should other nations provide support as well?Other nations are providing support. That is a matter for the Fijian Government as to which countries they call upon, but the Australian Government has been prepared to provide as much support that the Fijian Government has asked for and as much as they ask for. We want to avoid duplication and waste, and we want to work closely with local authorities to ensure that the support we provide is targeted, focused and gets to those most in needleREPORTER: How important is this for Australia's relations with Fiji, given the normalising of relations after 2014?Well, when I was in Opposition in 2013, I met with foern, the Foreign Minister at that time and said that a Coalition Government would seek to normalise relations with Fiji and we have certainly done that since coming into government, and I think the partnership that has been demonstrated over the last three weeks underscores the importance of maintaining a strong and close relationship with Fiji. Our defence engagement is strong. We are looking to increase trade and invest meent. We are supporting Fiji in development assistance. At a government-to-government, people-to-people level, things are certainly looking have he bright.REPORTER: In your discussions with the Fijian Government, have they given you a number of what they may need with regards to the sectors that have been most affected?No, they haven't. We've been talking more generally. As I said, I understand the Fijian Government is carrying out a needs assessment for the longer term recovery plan and we hope to be part of that.When they questioned a multibillion-dollar corruption scandal, the Australian team has don dme. Arrested.We are deeply concerned about this. We are providing consular support to the ABC crew and we are certainly raising the issue at the appropriate level within the Malaysian Government.REPORTER: Can you tell us what the situation is with our ambassador in Turkey following the attacks there?I spoke to our ambassador James Larsen this morning to ascertain whether any Australians were caught up in the terrible incident in Ankara where a car bomb, I understand, went off at a busy intersection. Our ambassador was actually at that intersection in his vehicle about 20 metres away from the blast. He is fine. All of the Australian staff-and-and our locally engaged embassy staff are fine. In fact, I understand that no foreigners were either killed or injured in the attack, although the investigations are still under way.So, at this stage I can confirm that there are no reports of Australian casualties, and our ambassador is somewhat shaken, but he is focused on doing his job and ensuring that any Australians that might need support in Turkey at this time are receiving it.REPORTER: Does this raise questions about the security of Australian diplomatic personnel in areas that either have had attacks or are under threat?We are constantly reviewing the security arrangements for our diplomats overseas. Of course it is an ongoing concern for us, and we focus on the secure and safe presence of our diplomats all the time , so we continue to review the security of our embassy staff and the location of our embassies and the like, and that's why we focus so heavily on ensuring that we can have the most secure embassies in some of the most troubled places. Australia doesn't have embassies in every country in the world but we have about 100 diplomatic posts overseas so this is a continuing concern for us.REPORTER: Will will be a specific investigation into this particular diplomat and this diplomatic post?There is always an ongoing review whenever there is an incident like this, there is always a review.REPORTER: Do you think he was targeted or just unfortunate to be in the area?He was just there at the time. No, I don't believe at all he was #25r getted. This was actually directed, as I understand, at Turkish soldiers.REPORTER: Will we consider pulling diplomatic staff out given the worsening staff, situation in Turkey?No, we would not.REPORTER: (Inaudible) it is a safe place for them to go to?There are a number of hot spots in the world at present and we continue to urge Australians to read our government advice on Smartraveller to ensure they are the most up-to-date information, to enshoe Uhr they have travel insurance and to register online so our embassy and our diplomats know they are in the country. Otherwise this is a stark reminder of the fact that terrorist attacks can occur at any time and anywhere and that's why Australia is involved in the coalition to defeat terrorism at its source in Syria and Iraq, because these terrorist organisations are exporting a brutal form of terrorism model around the world.REPORTER: On the swap of Matthew Ng, do you believe he deserves such a long sentence, should he be released from jail?These are matters that determined under the terms of the prison swap agreements, and this is harndleed by the Attorney-General, so in order for a prisoner to be ability to carry out their term in Australia, certain conditions have to be met.REPORTER: Meeting the Iranian Foreign Minister tomorrow.Are we any closer to a repatriation agreement at all on failed asylum seekers?As I said last week, these discussions are at an very early zadge amongst officials. The Foreign Minister is to meet the Iranian community in our country but I think it is a very timely opportunity for me to raise with him matters of common interest because we both have defence forces in Syria and in Iraq around we are flying with the coalition flights into sir dwra and we have forces in Iraq, so we have some common interests. Trade is a significant issue, given that financial and economic sanctions have been lifted by the international community on Iran and most trading countries around the world are making overtures about doing more business with Iran, and I don't want to see Australian businesses disadvantaged in any way so there are a number of issues for us to raise, but it is also an opportunity for me to raise concerns we have with Iran and the onus is on Iran to prove that it is on its way back to being a responsible international player.REPORTER: Is there any chance of a deal being done in this trip on repatriation, or is that a much longer term goal of asylum seekers?Well, it certainly is a goal but it's at officials level at present and it's not something that I'm personally negotiating with foreign minister tsar riff, but being dealt with by officials.REPORTER: How concerned are you by the growing crackdown by the Malaysian Government?I'm always concerned wle there are instances of a crackdown on freedom of speech in democracies particularly and I'm also concerned about the freedom that journalists have to carry out their work in places around the world, so he these are matters that we raise with governments from time to time and we certainly will with Malaysia mplREPORTER: What's the latest that you know about the journalists, though?Our consular team are giving them support and they are there to give them assistance whenever they need it, so our embassador or our High Commissioner, should I say, in Malaysia is in contact with them.REPORTER: One of your predecessors, Stephen Smiths is being touted as the Leader of the Labor Party in your home State.I think people will remember that Stephen Smith was a Cabinet minister that, in the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd Government that brought a mining tax, trashed the Budget, ran up record deficits and trashed the live export industry, so Stephen Smith will have a lot of explaining to do if he runs for high office.REPORTER: Discussing with Fiji government in regards to (inaudible)Yes, most definitely discussioned with the minister the foreign workers program, Australia has lifted the cap. We are delight thrad a number of Fiji workers are taking parts in the scheme. This benefits both countries. Australia seeks workers in agriculture n accommodation, in areas where we can't get local people to take the jobs, and the Fijian people get an opportunity to get work, to send remittances home and hopefully gain some skills, so it is a wonderful example of Fiji and Australia working closely together in partnership to boost the economic benefits of both Australia and Fiji.REPORTER: Heroin , how embarrassing could it be for the Government if it votes on a motion to vote against the ABCC bill in the Senate this week?This is obviously a matter for discussion within the party, but we wouldn't even be having this discussion if the crossbench senators didn't vote with Labor to prevent a crackdown on corrupt unions and corrupt union officials. The only reason we are having this discussion is because the crossbenchers and Labor are refusing to support legislation that would prevent corrupt unions and corrupt union officials from carrying out their unlawful activities, as identified by the royal commission.REPORTER: How unimpressed have you been with the current crop of Senate crossbenchers?I'm disa inter-Poed that they haven't supported legislation in this instance that would crack down on the unlawful behaviour of rogue union officials and corrupt unions. Surely this is fundamental legislation that any right-thinking person would support. We are trying to stamp out corruption in unions, amongst union officials, and this was identified by the royal commission and I think any responsible parliamentarian should support it.REPORTER: One last question on Fiji?We saw a number of villages completely wiped out yesterday, yet there were children sings, waving, adults smiling.What did you take from the poo emthat we actually saw and, I guess, vibrance that they -From the people that we saw and I guess vibrance that they emitted in and amongst this devastation?Any Australian who has visited Fiji, can't help but fall in love with the Fijian people. They are happy, they are resilient and they take tragedy in their stride. I thought it was quite inspiring to see how happy the Fijian clirn were, because they had been away from school for three weeks, maybe that had something to do with it, but their parents are absolutely determined to rebuild their lives and I've been so proud of the work of the Defence Force and the NGOs and the private sec tour has been able to achieve here in Fiji. We are a friend, a partner, a neighbour. This is our part of the world and Australia has responded in a way that I hope supports the Fijian people, and they seemed very grateful for it. On radio recently here in Fiji, they were encouraging children to hug an Australian soldier if they saw one in the street to say thank you. So there has been great shows of affection and appreciation for Australia's efforts here.REPORTER: Just lastly, are you worried about the influence of Russia and China on Fiji?I think that Russia and China and other countries are showing an interest in the Pacific. There is plenty of call for more support in development assistance and I was in China recently and this had a very good discussion with Foreign Minister Wang Yi how we can corrupt to provide support in the Pacific, where our interests align, I would be very keen to work with China to ensure that development assistance targets those in need and provides a boost for local economies. After all, the best way to reduce poverty is to boost the economic growth, provide jobs, and there by reduce poverty in many so of the Pacific nations. Here in Fiji, we are working very closely with the Fijian Government, and they seem very appreciative of our efforts.REPORTER: Just last Ming, minister, you are meeting with the Education Minister a little later today, have there been any discussions as to further funding for the existing program ACAP?No, there haven't been such discussions but I believe, as I said earlier, the Fiji Government is looking at its needs over the next few months, indeed years and Australia will be part of those discussions. Thank you.The Foreign Minister Julie Bishop speaking live there in Fiji where Australia has been putting in a lot of money and time in the wake of Cyclone Winston.$15 million plus medical teams, of course, the Royal Australian Navy and other Defence personnel.When she was asked about relations between Fiji and Australia, she described thl as very bright.Of course they were soured many, many years ago when Frank Bainimarama took power and there were no elections, but all bright and rosy at the momentShe also touched on the 'Four Corners' crew which has run into some trouble in Malaysia and she says consular support for the ABC crew has been forthcoming and she said she was concerned about the freedom of journalists to carry out their work and she will be raising that that with Malaysia and she gave the impression that it had already been raised with Malaysia.The other thing of course was the will uky escape for the Australian embar door in Turkey in the capital, Ankara, with more on that story, a car bomb has ripped through a busy square in central Ankara, killing at least 34 people and wounding 125.It is the lats Ness a spate of attacks to hit Turkey.Authorities say civilians were targeted as they waited at a bus stop.No-one has so far claimed responsibility for the a being st.The bombers targeted an area comprising a bus station, commercial centre and gardens.It was timed to strike at the early evening crowds and there were chaotic scenes in the immediate after mooth. InIn a statement the Ankara Government nor's office said the blast was caused by a car bomb. Other reports suggest it was a suicide attack. The PM convened an emergency security meeting. The area is close to government buildings. A fleet of ambulances treated the many victims. Fire crews were brought in to douse the flames and then deal with the mangled wreckage of the vehicles caught up in the blast. One bus was completely destroyed.TRANSLATION: There was a woman sitting behind me, her seat just blew away.Something hit me here and pierced through.There was a car, I this I it was a black car.Five or six people died in the bus.The neck of one was some pleatly severed mplSomething pierced me through here and I have one in my arm.Turkey has been hit by a spate of deadly attacks since the middle of last year. Last month 29 people, mainly military personnel, were killed in a car bomb attack. However, in a significant gesture, Turkey's pro Kurdish HDP party has condemned Sunday's attack and expressed con dole lonss for the victims. Sunday's attack came just two days after the US embassy issued a security warning for Ankara and asked its citizens to avoid specific areas of the city. The area of the blast has now been sealed off by large numbers of police and security forces. A major investigation is under way, including detailed forensic examination.At least 16 people are dead after al-Qaeda-linked militants opened fire on tourists at a resort town in Ivory Coast. The masked gunmen launched the attack about 40km from the capital of the West African Republic.An eyewitness trapped in a hotel room films the confusion and terror as the gunmen struck. People fleeing from the beach in search of safety. The sleepy resort of grarnd Bassam has never witnessed such horror before. One eyewitness said the gunmen were masked.TRANSLATION: There were three. They killed a child, despite him kneeling down and begging.They shot a woman in the chest.I swear I heard them shouting, "Allahu Akbar!" They've killed innocent people.The military are coming now, as you can see.The Government appealed for calm as heavily armed soldiers took up defensive positions. They also helped drive people away from the scene to places wither they could hide. Medical staff help those injured, including some children.On the ground, evidence of the a being taers.Other images which are too graphic to show are of bloodied bodies on the beach. A BBC colleague at a different coastal resort spoke to people who had been relaxing in Grand Bassam when the gunmen struck.Friends who were there at different hotels have told me that they heard the shooting, they heard big bang sounds.The army came in and swooped up quite a lot of people and put them in an undisclosed hotel.My friend couldn't even tell me where she was on the phone because the army said the terrorists could be listening.Although Ivory Coast has a history of political turmoil, this looks like a terror attack in the West African region.A fresh poll has firmed the Government's chances of re-election, despite a slight drop in popularity of the PM. An Ipsos poll published in Fairfax newspapers shows voters are sticking with the Coalition which is ahead of Labor on a two-party preferred and primary votes. Malcolm Turnbull has lost 3 percentage points but is still well ahead of Bill Shorten as preferred PM, 61% to 22.Meanwhile, a Newspoll in Barnaby Joyce's seat of New England shows the Deputy PM could be in danger of losing his seat to challenger Tony Windsor.New research says a stand-alone plebiscite on same-sex marriage could cost the Australian economy more than half a billion dollars. The modelling was undertaken by accounting firm PWC and its chief economist Jeremy Thorpe says the cost of running the campaign as well as the resulting loss in productivity has been underestimated by the Federal Government.PWC has been a strong advocate of marriage equality, voted top employer supporting LGBTI issuesWe wanted to make sure all the facts are on the table that policy makers and policy people faceIt is a stand-alone plebiscite and that means that people who would being working on a Saturday would need to take time off work to go and vote, or people who have leisure time would have to give up some of that leisure time and go to vote 6789 Oi effectively we've costed what's called in economic terms the opportunity costs of undertaking that activity which they would not voluntarily or otherwise choose to do.Particularly we've looked at plebiscites or referenda in overseas countries and there is tangible evidence that the LGBTI community incurs additional mental health costs and they incur it in a couple of ways.The first is the direct way manyWe have anecdotal evidence from Ireland, for example, that portions of the LGBTI community, because things are being aired and discussed, that they may not feel comfortable airing or discussing, it adds stress, pressure, puts a burden on them.They seek extra support from mental health providers, from doctors and other mental health support, and that has a cost, but equally they are less productive at work as a result.We see that as a common mental health problem, that we have what's called absent eeism, people take time at work, but equally when people are at work.Bringing it forward, Parliament making a I decision.We've had a national debate about same-sex marriage over an extended periodDrawing out the period for debate doesn't necessarily add much to the debate, diminishing marginal returns so from a pure cost perspective, let's just bring it on.Let's look at the day's business news and joining me in the studio, Sue Lannin. A strong start to trade this morning?Yes, investors decided after all they liked the big stimulus measure as announced last week by European Central Bank, so we saw on Friday European and US markets all rise.So in early trade, the Australian market up about two-thirds of a%.The ASX200 has put on 35 points to 5202.Looking at the movers, we are seeing that banks are driving the gains today manyResources stocks are mixed.Energy stocks like Woodside are higher and Telstra has ended its talks over a planned telecommunications investment.To Asia now, and in early trade the New Zealand market has gained ground. Vrlts on Friday, Asian markets did open lower, they rose higher on because of higher oil prices.Look at the US. shallInvestors decided the ECB measures were a good idea after all.The Dow Jones index put on more than 1%.Spot gold fell back to below $11250 an ounce as stock markets rose pThe price of oil has gained.West Texas Crude is above 38 US a barrel.And the Australian dollar has jumped to around 75.5 US cents.Now, the International Energy Agency says there is evidence that oil prices have stabilised and could begin to rise again.The energy says lower oil output in the US and other countries is helping to curb the glut in supply.Investment bank Goldman Sachs has warned the recent recovery in oil prices is premature.And China's industrial output has slowed to its weakest since the global financial crisis, prompting concerns about the global economy.Industrial production rose by 5.4% in January and February, the worst pace of growth since 2008.China is trying to refocus its economy from investment and export-led growth to consumer spending.Retail sales increased 10% over the first two months of the year.Last week, two central banks cut interest rates.The European Central Bank as I mentioned and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.The US Federal Reserve meets this week for its latest policy decision, but Stephen Hall Maric from Colonial First State expects rates to stay on hold in the US.Let's remember they put interest rates up in December from last year from near 0% to a new range of 0.25%, a small increase but an increase none the hls. This volatility we've seen in global markets looks like it will see the Fed hold interest rates this week. I do still expect further rate rises this year, but probably only two, maybe one in June and one in December, so a very, very gradual move to higher interest rates in the US, probably no move this week.US car makers General Motors and Ford have announced strategies aimed at taking on the tech world's growing influence in the car industry. GM will buy mechl Cruise Automation, a firm that driving technology: The companies have been making investments in technology to boost their role in the personal mobility market.More finance later manyThanks very much, Sue Lannin.Time for a check of the weather with Vanessa O'Hanlon, a trough forming up in the north again?There is, which means we are finally seeing that rain falling where it is needed, up in the tropical regions. It has been a very driet wet season so far, but finally we should start to see the rain really coming in, part of that not only because of the trough but a couple of lows. We will be monitoring these all week for the risk of cyclones developing. One is forming over the Gulf of Carpentaria, the other over the Coral Sea. At this stage a low chance of them developing into cyclones, but certainly one to keep an eye out on. The northern western and gulf country, we currently have a flood watchDecidingly cooler in the south-eastYes, it is, that humidity being driven away from Tasmania this morning and a couple of troughs coming down and linking to that system, so he cooled down in NSW as well, we will continue to see the cooling trend over the next couple of days. A bittive cloud around, showers increasing and this big band of cloud over SA, moving towards the east, but for today most of the rain will be over the west.A bit of a stinker in Perth and then you might take us around the states?It certainly is. Up to 40 degrees in Perth today. That trough moving inland tomorrow, so short-lived. Back to 32 tomorrow. Here in Queensland: tomorrow. Here in Queensland:


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The top stories - a car bomb has killeded at least 34 people and wounded 125 in Turkey's capital Ankara. A senior Turkish security official told the rioters news agency initial findings suggested the attack has been carried out by Kurdish militants. It comes just weeks after the car was hit by a bombing that killed 29. The death toll from a shooting attack at a beach resort in West Africa's koition has risen to at least 16. Security forces stormed the area and say they've killed the six attackers, a number of European nationals were among the dead, an al-Qa'ida-linked terrorist responsibility. Deputy PM
Barnaby Joyce says a new poll means he's the underdog in the seat of New England. A poll in the 'Australian' newspaper has Mr Joyce behind former Independent MP Tony Windsor in the two-party preferred stakes. And ABC 'Four Corners' crew has been detained by Malaysian police after trying to question PM Najib Razak over a corruption scandal. The reporter and the journalist were arrested on Saturday night after approaching Mr Razak on the street. Both were released without charge but have been told not to leave the country.More now on our top story - a car bomb in Ankara has left at least 34 people dead and dozens injureded. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but some reports suggest it was the work of Kurdish militants.Early evening in Ankara, panic as emergency crews respond to an explosion in the city centre. Turkey's State broadcaster reported that a car blew up near a bus stop. Vehicles burnt out, a bus destroyed. Ft police sealed off the scene of the blast with many already confirmed dead the number killed is likely to rise. The explosion happened in the district, where there are Government building nearby. Two days ago the US embassy warned of a potential terrorist attack. The Turkish capital is on edge, last month 29 died in a car bombings, a Kurdish militant group claimed responsibility and in October a double suicide bombing blamed on so-called Islamic State killed more than 100. Authorities are now investigating this latest attack, so far no group has claimed responsibility.Al-Qa'ida linked militants have opened fire on tourist at a beach resort on the Ivory Coast killing at least 16. Local police say four of the dead are Europeans, witnesses have described seeing four gunmen shooting at the Grand-Bassam Hotel 40 kilometres east of the country's capital. The incident comes nearly two months after Islamist fighters killed dozens at a hotel in neighbouring Burkina Faso and kidnapped two Australian medical volunteers from there. The Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce says a new poll has given him underdog status in the seat of New England. A poll in the 'Australian' newspaper has Mr Joyce behind former Independent MP Tony Windsor in the two-party preferred stakes, 48 to 52%. Mr Joyce says he always expected it to be a tough campaign but he's urged voters to consider what they would lose if heftion voted out.That is life. That's political life. Unfortunately that means I claim the mantle as the underdog, Mr Windsor calls me the deputy dog but I'm thinking of the underdog and what that also means - and this is important - is that the things that they want to fight for, the real agenda of New England, getting APVMA with 159 jobs in Armidale, building new dams and starting the process of building new dam, continuing on with the work of upgrading the New England Highway from the realignment in the north to the Scone bypass in the south. Making sure Tahu we continue with with the firm prices we're getting in brief, record prices assisted by the work we've done in the Department of Agriculture and water resources through such things as seven new live animal destinations and three free trade agreements, this is the issues that get pushed into Opposition. I want to make sure that those issues we actually can deliver on them are delivered on and is quite obvious and a statement of the bleeding obvious that from thefies of the Deputy PM you have a vastly better chance of getting through the importance pornt issues of New England than as a backbencher in what will for ul intents and purposes would be the Opposition. This is going to be as I always thought an incredibly tough campaign. This will be a campaign where you can't experiment with your vote. This will be a campaign where you will vote for the issues and your vote will determine not only the course of Northern England but the course of our nation. I will determine the course of our nation on make sure we continue on the economic plan of getting our nation back on an even footing, because the best thing that you can leave for your children and grandchildren is a strong financial position so we can play for their health and their education and their future. Barnaby Joyce getting warmed up there about the future of New England and he's up against the very popular Tony Windsor if and when the election is held. New modelling has found a stand alone public vote on same-sex marriage could cost the Australian economy more than half a billion dollars. The accounting form PWC says a plebicite would result in $280 million of lost productivity, that's on top of the $158 million costed for the Electoral Commission to run the vote. The modelling which was commissioned in house estimates the plebicite would also impact on the wellbeing of the gay and lesbian community requiring an additional $20 million in mental health costs. An ABC-'Four Corners' crew has had their passports returned but are still stuck in Malaysia after trying to question PM Najib Razak over a corruption scandal. Reporter Lynon Besser and the camera operators were arrested in the city on Saturday night after approaching Mr Razak on the street. Both were released without charge on Sunday but have been told not to Leigh the country. And the Foreign Minister has since said that she's concerned about journalists and their freedom to report in Malaysia and she'll be raising the matter with the powers that be in Kuala Lumpur. Australia's memory bank is on the move, the national archives has Moore than 15 million items in its Canberra warehouse including the early document of federation and sensitive classified material. But space is running out and soon the delicate operation of moving it all to a new home just up the road will begin.It's gigantic, not all that pretty andment loose large on Canberra's outskirts. But it's an expensive purpose built facility designed to house more than a century of Australian history.We'll be taking the past into the present and providing it as a gift to the future.The national archives records and preserves the articles of Australian Government. It's a big job, the archives currently hold more than 15 million items in Canberra alone, with separate stores in capital cities nation-wide N Canberra, the job is getting a bit too big.We're just running out of space and also we're getting a bit old here, the technology, the facility this building was state-of-the-art when it was first constructed but that many decades ago and these records deserve state of the art facility and modern facilityThat facility is on the way, $64 million is being spent constructing and fating out a new storage building just up the road in Mitchell. It's not your average warehouse and these aren't your average huge concrete walls.The key thing with the building is that the fabric itself is doing most of the work. Rather than just airconditioning running 24/7.Temperature is a critical factor in preserving the documents within and the walls, ininslation and other design features will hopely do most of that work but they aren't the most expensive feature.The project design and construction is about $63 z to $64 million and the majority of that is made up of shelves, rather than the normal fit-out that you'd have in an office building.All up the new build willing hold over 100 kilometres of shelving but the archives aren't all paper documents. These paintings depict the landscape upon which Canberra was built sent to enTrans in the contest to design the new capital.The original water colours were used to mike a print and each entrant was given one of these so it literally made a 360 degree view of the Canberra site.Elsewhere work is under way to preserve the purple two piece suit worn by former Governor-General Quentin Bryce in her official portrait.Weldz taking agency reports we do take personal records from significant Australians so Quentin was gracious enough to give this to us and it's part of our history.These pages tell a far darker story. It's a record of birth, deaths and marriages from PittCairn Island details what became of the mutineers. It's a direct link with an stroort chapter of Australian history and it's not easily preserved.It's painstaking. We're having to take off oold repairs that have been done in the past, perhaps not as sympathetically as we would wish.Lining these shelves are bit and pieces of Australian history, millions and millions of documents but the archives business is changing, physical paper documents are being replaced archives
with electronic records and the archives need to keep up with the times.We are in the information business and the information business is changing radically so we need new facilities to enable to us digitalise these records, to make that information available and useable to the Australian public.The keys to the new building will be handed over in November with the move to be complete by June next year. Eight busy months to work to expand the recorded history of Australia, its Government and its people.An idea to set up a small vegie patch at Risdon prison a few years ago has turned into a major success story, it's now one of Tasmania's biggest community gardens producing more than 10,000 kilos of vegetables since it began.Behind high walls and razor wire, some seeds of change are being planted.That looks nice size beans.From a small experimental plot a few years ago, this green haven inside Risdon prison has become one of Tasmania's most successful community gardens.It gives them a chens of achievement, of being able to grau something from start to be able to be put back on to the plate.The green thumbs involved are all inmates, many are studying horticulture. They put their skills to good use, each year producing more and more chemical-free harvests. This season, the bumper crop was potatoes.We started off the first lot and I think we got 85kg on the first one because it was too late in the season and this lot here we got 4.8 done.One in inn mate has transformed a nearby dry paddock into another successful garden.What's the next project with the garden up here.The next project is to get the irrigation installed from the dam which is over there. It was so dusty and I thought that we'd never get anything out of that but it's proved me wrong, foura as later we're producing a lot of vegetablesSo far the garden has produced 10,000kg of fresh vegetables across four site, every single bean, Chile and potato has ended up on the plate of disadvantaged Tasmanians thanks to people the time
like Pat Burton.Quite often the time that it takes to get them from the prison garden to the local community can be just a day or so they're fresh.And charities are grateful. They're able to provide locally grown vegies to the increasing number of people in need.We wouldn't have had 30% more people asking for support over the last financial year who have not asked for support before.For the inmates it's the chance to give back that matters.For myself and the other guys that helped it was a good feeling.Before I come to prison I had this real negative attitude that it's all about me. Some of the people come in and talk about family lives and how they struggled over the years and everything, I thought it's not all about me, we need to give something back to the community.The therapeutic value to them is part of the rehabtive process is amazing.Growing something of value for those inside and outside the prison walls.The top stories on ABC News - a car bombing in the heart of Ankara has killed 34 people and left more than 125 injured. Meanwhile the death toll from a terrorist attack at a resort town in Ivory Coast has climbed to 16. The six gunmen were killed. A new poll has found Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce would lose his New England seat to former Independent MP Tony Windsor on preferences. The poll puts Mr Joyce four points behind. French investigators have called for sweeping changes to rules voinding the medical confidentiality of pilots. It comes after a French inquiry into last year's Germanwings crash. 149 people people were killed after the pilot flew his aircraft into a mountainsideNo-one could have survived what happened on March 24th, 2015. Germanwings flight 9525 had dis integrated on impact. The debris, the bodies spread across two square kilometres of alpine hillside. The village is nearest to the site. There's a stone memorial to the victims here. But the haunting question is whether the tragedy could have been avoided in the first place. Andreas Lubitz the Germanwings copilot had exhibited depression and suicidal thoughts for years. But his private doctors never informed airline of
aviation authorities or the airline of the danger he posed. Issuing their final report on the wider issues of the crash on Sunday, the French investigation team have urged global changes in regulation. TRANSLATION: We recommend clearer rules that require health care providers to inform authorities when a specific patient's health is very likely to impact public safety.There are 11 recommendation in total, including a call for medical checks to be made every three or six months instead of annually. Pilots with depression would not necessarily be barred from flying but should be more closely regulated and supported. But there's no recommendation on containings to security of cockpit doors. changed.
TRANSLATION: It was wasn't only an accident, it was collapse where the safety advice from Lieutenant did not work. It was proven that the pilot was ill and should never have sat in the cockpit.The family's lawyers remain determined to sue Germanwings parent company Lufthansa in US courts. TRANSLATION: Lufthansa is householding, it is refusing to negotiate with the American lawyer, more than 80 families got together and must lit gait because Lufthansa is not cooperating. That is im comprehensible.The question now how far and how quickly will the recommendations be adopted? Advertising executive s always wanted to be a mother but no-one expected the back to front ro Minister that made it happen. After losing two babies she turned to IVF and an anonymous sperm donation and gave birth toally healthy baby girl. H her story of how she met the donor and began her fairytale is this's Australian Story. Let's take a look.It takes the romance out of it a bit when you decide to take on donor sperm to try and have a baby. I got three profiles of donors sent to me and it's three bits of paper I think, the first one is kind of vital statistic, date of birth, height, build, hair colour, eye colour. And then it gives you a bit of medical history, genetic history. And that was kind of it. You're making a chase on who is father might be. One of them stood out to, me said that he was happy and that he was h hard working, that he was down to earth, and it said that he had four healthy children. And so I thought happy and healthy are two things that just have eluded me. And he was a farmer, I just thought salt of the earth, Aussie, male, you know? That was kind of it. There's not much more to go on, really. There really isn't. So I locked it in the. Booked a date.And you can see Australian Story how I met your father at 8 o'clock tonight on ABC TV .Sally Pearson joins me now with all the day's sport. Good morning to league and the Sharks were impressive even if they were a bit depleted.Absolutely. They were a bit depleted but were still a very strong performance by Cronulla yesterday. They were really outstanding and for St George-Illawarra it was a really disappointing afternoon, that's an absolute flogging that they had to deal with here and there's Ben Barbara popping up for a significant try for Cronulla. For St George had had the Julie Bishop to Josh Dugan and a really - just a really disappointing and flat performance. They pushed Melbourne really well the week before but this 20-2 was just horrible. The Titans also were a bit disappointing yesterday as well against Melbourne albeit Melbourne very, very strong starters to the NRL season usually but Gold Coast got a win the week before but it was a more of what was expected to them this year. Chambers popped up for a couple of tries but for Melbourne as is often the case for the winning side they also had the man of the match.It's a little dit different. I was tested a lot with the high ball. Lucky enough to catch them bombs. Something try and change position, obviously I was lucky enough to play fullback tonight. We knew the Titans going to come out tonight and obviously last week they played really well against the nygts at home. We just dug deep and got the two points.Manly against West-Tigers tonight to finish off the round.Ed eyou Jones seems to have found the right pes poor England?This was an England side that was really drifting and went absolutely horribly in that World Cup a matter of months ago being the first host nation ever not to make the knockout stage, Jones has turned up a matter of a couple of months ago at the start of the Six Nations campaign which is the northern hemisphere's version of the rugby championship and they've taken all before them and won the title with still one round of competition to go. Been a tremendous performance by Eddie Jones and the team. They now have a chance to go in next week to Paris in an effort to win the grand slam which would be to beat all nations but as it is they've got the title sewn up and Jones had a word with the BBC.A bit him mixed to be honest. It's nice to win the championship but as a team we haven't achieved what we want to achieve yet and that's the sland clam. It's a fantastic achieve by the team. When you talk about the players, you look at the squad and still very much the same squad as the World Cup, so that squad's changed themselves and the real credit goes to the players. I don't know what wasn't there before, I think we've tried to get the players to be more responsible, we've tried to create a game style that suits the resources we have and tried to get the players to enjoy it. I think if we prepare well we'll do the business, we'll go to Paris confident, France were always going to be a difficult side and they showed at times today they can play absolutely sublime rugby, other times not so we got to make sure they tonight have too many sublime moments.ThatThat thought process will work just as well for your under-12s's basketball side as well as top level rugby union.As long as they know the peening of sublime. A-League, the Wanderers moved into second spot.They're rugby league strong again the Wanderers and so often the case the top two stiedz are the ones that end up having the best chance for the grand final success. At this stage they're battling it out for the Premier's plate which is a top of the league finish and the Wanderers are doing everything asked of them. Jaushua Sotirio pupping up there to score what turned out to be the winner. It wasn't enough to get them back above Brisbane Roar at the top though courtesy of Brisbane's 5-nil thumping of Melbourne Victory at the weekend but nevertheless that's still a good win for Newcastle though at Hunter stadium, it almost spells the end of their finals hopes and there was a hand flying out there to keep that ball out of the net, you'd have to think that Newcastle is a forlorn hope to go all the way in this whereas Wanderers and Roar looking really strong.FA Cup, Watford beat Arsenal inLet's have a quick look at the action. It was a 1-1 draw for West Ham and Manchester United.On the turn, scores. Back with a goal to win the game at a most important time for his club. Still might open here for Watford. Yes, what a strike.Unless Manchester City can equalise here and there was a half a yard to put it across and it's turned in at the far post and Manchester United are level. Inside the last 10 minutes.Elton John's old club Watford, very happy about that up in North London through to the semifinals.Thank you very much.It's time for a check of the weather with Vanessa O'Hanlon.Thank you. We have a lot of cloud forming over the north, that is part of the monsoonal trough and a couple of lows one over the Gulf of Carpentaria the other one out in the Coral Sea A lot of falling around this region at the moment where we can see that cloud. Due to that low pressure system. Other lows other troughs coming into NSW, we're seeing a change right throits the south-east from those humid hot days to a little bit cooler and southerly winds. Cloud also over South Australia causing some pretty hef rafs over parts of the west. Likely look at that in just a moment. To Queensland:



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