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This program is live captioned by Ericsson Access Services. Good morning and welcome to News Breakfast. I's Friday. It's great to have your company, I'm Michael Making
Rowland.I'm Virginia Trioli. Making our news today - no stopping him now. Donald Trump gets the numbers to clinch the Republican presidential nomination. I said, "What happened, I thought I had to wait?". They said no. North Dakota, you brought us over the lines. Bringing her home, a Melbourne man speaks for the first time about his wife's death on Mount Everest.All I'm thinking about is in 24, 48 hours, I want to be with her again and I want to get her home.More trouble for Jamie Clements, the former head of the NSW Labor Party faces charges of misusing voter information. Also ahead, the tiny spiders that like to show off.# What a way to kick off your Friday morning. Sydney researchers have discovered seven new species of the peacock spiders. We will have more later in the hour.Big sporting weekend ahead, leading the sporting news, Bernard Tomic knocked out of the French Open. All the news from Roland Garros.Another damp and cold day

Many of the pundits said it couldn't happen but this morning become
Donald Trump has the numbers to become the Republican nominee for President of the United States. He has reached the magic number of 1,237 delegates. In fact, he has won more than he needs. He will avoid a contested convention in Cleveland.Mr Trump is the last man standing in a field that once boasted 17 candidates but the party had been unwilling to throw its support behind the controversial businessman.A jubilant Donald Trump has acknowledged the win, he has been speaking in North Dakota of
in the last hour.I was coming out of my building this morning and there was a big news flash that Donald Trump had won the nomination.(CHEERING) I said "What happened? I thought I had to wait a couple more weeks". So north dakota, you brought us remember
over the line, folks, I will always remember that. I will always remember that. To my unbounds who are now bound, I think you're bound, you promise you're bound, everybody? Yes, they promise. Thank you very much. This is a great sooner.
honour. This was a little bit sooner. We were supposed to be watching Hillary Clinton and, guess what, we're watching Hillary Clinton. That's the way it worked. Donald Trump there v Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders? Michael Vincent is join ugging us in woman
shortly.The husband of a Melbourne woman who died on Mount Everest has spoken for the first time about their ill-fated expedition. Maria Strydom at an altitude of more than 7,000m last weekend while trying to reach the summit. Efforts to bring her body down from the mountain have been delayed by bad weather. Her husband Robert Gropel is recovering from altitude sickness in Nepal. He told James Bennett his wife died after 20 hours of limited oxygen.She made a very brave choice to turn around because she was not a quitter so she made it down to camp 4. It was a super-human effort.The former head of the NSW Labor Party has been charged with misusing electoral roll information. Jamie Clements resigned as Labor Government jen - - Labor General Secretary this year amid sexual harassment complaints. The NSW Electoral Commission now alleges Clements disclosed information and later used that illegally. Clements and Labor Party officials have declined to comment. Both major parties will focus their campaigns on Indigenous Affairs today as Reconciliation Week begins. Bill Shorten is travelling to a remote Northern Territory community to announce $200 million over four years to expand the Indigenous Ranger program. The Prime Minister will be in Brisbane to discuss the Government's plan to boost the Indigenous business sector. Yesterday Mr Turnbull posted on his blog marking National Sorry Day calling on all Australians to work together in a spirit of reconciliation.Cape York Indigenous leader Noel Pearson has condemned teaching conditions in Queensland's Arukun community likening them to Afghanistan. Teachers have been evacuated from Arukun twice this month after violent night-time attacks. The Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will today fly to the region for crisis talks with solution.
curfews raised as a possible solution. The founder of the Cape that
York Academy, Noel Pearson, insists that the teachers must be given better accommodation.In relation to the premises that teachers live in, it's disgusting. That we expect young Australians to go out to remote areas, the hardest gigs in education, these are the hardest - this is the Afghanistan of teaching.Barack Obama will today become the first sitting US President to visit the Japanese city of Hiroshima since the atomic bomb was dropped in 1945. More than 220,000 people were killed when bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki ending World War II. The White House ruled out an apology saying the President is not prepared to revisit the original decision to drop the bomb.A huge rise in calls for help from dairy farmers has prompted Lifeline to launch a new appeal. Lifeline says staff at retailers, agricultural businesses are being overwhelmed from distressed dairy farmers. Lifeline says the Dairy Crisis Appeal will help people in all aspects of the dairy industry with south-west Victoria the region most affected by the drop in milk prices.And Harry Triguboff has been declared Australia's wealthiest man topping the BRW Rich List with $10.6 billion. Mining magnate Gina Rinehart has fallen from No.1 spot to 4th with her estimated wealth dropping from $14 billion to a poultry $6 billion. Clive Palmer is ranked 112th following those troubles at his Queensland Nickel mine.I'd take 112. Let's look at

Let's check your Friday weather, good morning Vanessa.Good morning, get ready for a cold weekend if you are in the south-east:

He did it. Donald Trump secured the numbers for the presidential nomination. Michael Vincent joins us now from Washington. Michael, good morning. There you are outside the White House looking good behind you. It's looking good for Donald Trump!Yeah, this is an extraordinary victory given that Donald Trump was still going into primaries in 12 days' time. The reason this has come about is delegates
because, overnight, a number of delegates who were unbound - that is, they weren't signed up to pledge to vote for any of the candidates - had decided they were going to cast their ballot for Donald Trump at the convention in July. They told that Associated Press. Out came the magic number of 1,238, one more than he actually needs to get the nomination. Of course, at those primaries on June 7, he can boost that number in case anyone decides to change their mind, he's definitely secured the a
nomination. That, of course, means a lot to people around the world. The US President Barack Obama is meeting at the G7 in Japan at the moment. He said it's certainly on the minds of the people he has been speaking to, they're concerned, and Donald Trump has reacted to those concerns from the President. Let's hear from both of them now.They are rattled by it. And for good reason. Because a lot of the proposals that he has made display either ignorance of world affairs or a cavalier attitude.That's good. I love that word. He used a bad word because he knows nothing about business. When you rattle someone, that's good.That's Donald Trump, he is happy to rattle them. An interesting inside gossip from inside the Trump campaign with a quote from the West Wing "Let Bartlett be Bartlett". They are using the quote "Let Trump be Trump". They are seeing that as his advantage and letting him be himself, aren't they?Yeah, look, the Republicans are still fractured by this nomination. It's quite interesting to note that, come that convention in July, no president nor presidential nominee from the past two decades will be appearing there to support his nomination. That's quite extraordinary. Then, of course, you've got the most senior Republican in the Congress at the moment, House Speaker Paul Ryan who is

Ryan who is also not yet prepared Trump
to endorse Donald Trump. But Donald Trump doesn't seem to care. He says he will unite the party. He believes that he can do that. Partly also by the fact he is going to be able to raise a lot of money for those people that are also going to the polls in November, the local
politicians in the Congress and at so
local elections around the country, so he expects to sway a lot of them believes,
that way. But also because he believes, like many Republicans, what's the alternative? Potentially Hillary Clinton. That's something that will unite them more than the
anything else.How is it looking on the Democratic side? Are we expecting Bernie Sanders to drop out any time soon?No, in fact, that was one of the interesting events overnight. Donald Trump said he would debate Bernie Sanders - he said that on a late-night comedy show. The Sanders campaign said "I hope he is not going to chicken out". Donald Trump doubled down if a TV station gets $10 million to $15 million and gives it to charity, women's charity as a suggestion, he would debate Bernie Sanders and it would be great television. He also said Bernie Sanders would not win and Hillary Clinton will get the nomination. She is getting very close to clinching the number of delegates she will need. She will likely do that in California alone on June 7. The husband of an Australian woman who died on Mount Everest last week has spoken exclusionively to the ABC saying he can't yet contemplate living without his wife.Robert Gropel also suffered altitude sickness and is recuperating in Kathmandu. James Bennett spoke with him.Stormy weather in the Himalayas has stymied recovery efforts to get Maria Strydom's body back from where it lies at 7,500m to Camp 2 where a helicopter can return it to Kathmandu. It is here her husband Robert Gropel waits an contemplates this tragic end to their dream of scaling the so-called seven summits, the highest peak on each continent. He is recovering and trying to through
maintain a brave face as he goes through the difficult process of repatriating his wife's body. He simultaneously is trying to give himself a chance to grieve.Um, physically I'm getting better. Mentally I'm learning to... I'm just trying to be strong, I'm learning to cope and block out what causes breakdowns and trying to get the job done of bringing my wife home.Just before the South summit, she got into difficulty. Tell me what happened then.She made a very because she
brave choice to turn around, she
because she was not a quitter so she made it down to Camp 4. It was a super-human effort. She was without oxygen for about 20 hours. Why was she without oxygen for that long?Because of the length of time it took her and took us to get her down - oxygen only has a certain out.
life-span in a bottle and it ran out.Maria Strydom's mother has raised concerns over the speed of the team's ascent and also voiced her frustration about learning of her daughter's death online. The expedition leader has defended his handling of the tragedy and his leadership.She said that we should maybe have stopped in Camp 3. While there are many different theorys about acclimatisation, there is none like solid proof that that's what you should do. My theory is that if you sleep too high on the mountain, that people deteriorate more and then what they gain, acclimatise ation wise.Nepal's investigation into
tourism industry has promised an investigation into the tragedy. Robert Gropel has vowed he won't body.
leave Nepal without his wife's family
body. It is going to cost the family an extra $35,000, money which they are currently trying to crepe scrape together. As he watches and waits for the clouds, he is thankful for the support of his family.In 24, 48 hours I want to be with her again and I want to get her home.Robert Gropel speaking to James Bennett. Back home now, straight back on to the election trail, the Prime Minister he
is beginning the day in Brisbane as campaigning
he switches the focus of his campaigning to Indigenous affairs. Eliza Borello is travelling with the PM and joins us from Brisbane. Good morning. We are at the end of week three, what's the feeling within the Turnbull camp?Good morning, Michael. The Coalition leader Malcolm Turnbull and Barnaby Joyce faced some uncomfortable questions under the Queensland sun yesterday courtesy of Barnaby Joyce's comments in the regional leaders' debate linking the influx of asylum seekers under Labor to Labor's suspension of the live cattle trade. There is a view within the Coalition that, at times, their campaign has appeared messy and disjointed but their confidence has been bolstered by Schoolkids
Labor's back down yesterday on the Schoolkids Bonus. The Opposition Leader Bill Shorten was forced to reveal that, if elected, despite campaigning against the Coalition's reversal or cancellation of the Schoolkids Bonus and their changes to the pension, they would also not re-instate them, Bill Shorten saying the Budget just can't afford feels
it at the moment. The Coalition feels its strategy day after day focusing on Bill Shorten's costing to
is paying off. We can expect that to continue today as we head into the Treasurer's debate and the next leaders' debate on Sunday. Undoubtedly, the Prime Minister has against
been busy preparing for the debate he's
against Bill Shorten?We believe he's had a few nights with his staff behind closed doors preparing for that. Once our campaign events finish at 3 in the afternoon, we don't usually see him after that. Our sound operator Mark spotted him early this morning, I think he was heading to the gym. He is putting in a lot of hours. Today he is in Brisbane and the focus will be on Indigenous affairs. Yesterday he posted on his blog a post marking Australians
National Sorry Day, calling on all Australians to wok together in the spirit of reconciliation. Today he will be focusing on the Coalition's business
plan to bolster the Indigenous business sector.We will see what that announcement is all about later on. Thank you very much. We will hear from our reporter on the look
Shorten campaign trail later.Let's look at the front pages of the major newspapers - house prices lead the Sydney Morning Herald. An ALP-aligned think tank says prices will grow more slowly on Labor's negative gearing and capital gains tax changes.The Canberra Times says home owners will see an increase in property value.The Australian reports Bill Shorten Schoolkids
reversed his position on the Schoolkids Bonus. The Labor leader had previously said he would fight for the payment to continue.In the 'Guardian Australia', a WA Council is refusing to fly the Aboriginal flag during NAIDOC week with its President saying that would be too dwiesie.Poisoned Lives is the Courier Mail headline. The paper says the Defence Department is refusing to fund blood tests in the rural town of Oakey where army water
training has poisoned under ground water supplies.The Age features John Parker who was allegedly has
abused at Geelong 35 years ago. He has come forward to help others. Dozens of childcare and after school care are failing to meet strns in the Advertiser.The Daily Express has an image of CCTV vision allegedly showing the moment a crime figure was gunned down. Mystery Solved, the West Australian reports 200kg of ice has been uncovered after authorities intercepted a trawler off Geraldton.The Herald Sun covers the guilty verdict for Craig McDermott who killed his ex-partner outside her lawyer's office last year. The jury said the claim of self-defence didn't hold up.The Northern Territory News says Darwin taxis are banned from accepting the cashless welfare card because of Centrelink fraud.Ticket To Ride the Mercury highlights investment in 100 metro buses announced in yesterday's Tasmanian Budget.Harry Triguboff is on the front page of the Financial Review because he is the No.1 richest person in the country. That's why he is popping champagne. You don't want to pop worth
anything rubbishing when you are worth how many billions?$10. 6 billion. Gina Rinehart is now fourth on the list, worth a $6 billion. You would take it?I would. I would take 122. The Pratt family comes under No.2. It has become a Pratt-Packer-Pratt-Packer fest.We are looking at the Vote Compass survey, 500,000 people have taken part in it since the start of the election campaign looking at penalty rates. We know the Fair Work Commission is considering whether to drop Sunday penalty rates of double time back to Saturday rates of time and a half. A survey has shown 57% of people support Sunday rates staying where they are. Which is very interesting.There is also an interesting gender split in what Vote Compass is finding when it comes to penalty rates, that women want the minimum wage rate lifted but men are happy with the status interesting.
quo so the gender split is interesting. We will be chatting later in the program with the Vote Compass people about what they're finding and this fantastic online tool.It's gone well.Get on board. You've still got time, find out where you silt - - where you sit and be shocked.This is an issue important to small business owner. Let's hear from Jenny Cregan and their
casual worker Lina Macgregor have their says on penalty rates.They deserve a penalty, whether it's double time I'm not convinced.It is very expensive world we are living in. Sunday penalty rates are very helpful in that regard. It is helps
just that little bit extra that helps you through the week.If you'd like to get involved on the issue of penalty rates and the your views:
minimum wage, we'd love to hear your views:

Sport now, PK joins us. Good morning.Good morning. Good morning to you all. The tennis, stay with us over the next few minutes, we will be talking about a particularly interesting technology that's being - well, used behind the scenes to help the cricketers Bernard
prepare for big tours coming up. Bernard Tomic has been knocked out of the French Open by Croatian Borna Coric. Tomic lost the second round match in four sets. It was a tough match. Very tight, really. The Australian asked for medical assistance early in the third set, down 2-1, complaining of dizziness to the match umpire. He did forge on and tested his opponent all the way. The exit leaves Australia with just two representatives in the third round. Nick Kyrgios will face Richard Gasquet and Sam Stosur will play against Lucy Safarova. Serena Williams beat Teliana Pereira. Venus won through, now in the third round of the French Open for the first time since 2010. The controversy came from Elysse had
Cornet, she won 6-4 in the third, had a lie down in the clay. She looked unable to keep playing at one stage during the match. Her opponent did not appreciate that at all giving her a finger in the face. She thought she was acting, basically and finished up 6-4 in the third. Let's move on to AFL and the undefeated North Melbourne team faces the biggest test when it takes on the Swans in Sydney. The Kangaroos have made two changes bringing in Daniel Wells and Sam Wright. The Swans have been going well with Buddy Franklin firing. Harrison Marsh has been brought in. Chris Yarran has been granted leave from the Tigers because of his Tigers
treatment for mental health. The Tigers medical staff have decided treatment outside
it is best for Yarran to receive treatment outside the club. The Wallabies, Michael Cheika yesterday named a 39-man squad for the upcoming test against England. James Horwill was a surprise the
selection after he missed out on the World Cup. Karmichael Hunt is one of 10 uncapped players called in ahead of the first test in Brisbane on June 11. The Brumbies half Joe Powell thought it was a joke but the youngster is being groomed as a future Wallaby play maker. A team of scientists have come up what they believe is a secret weapon to help Australia reclaim the Ashes. Researchers say torpedo technology can improve. Dean McNamara is in Sydney. Thanks for your time. What is this technology that might be helping our bowlers bowl for longer?Good morning. What we are using is the GPS technology we see football the
players, rugby league players and the like wearing around the world. What we are doing is looking inside these units and what many people don't know is, actually, there is jier row scopes, accelerometers and electronic compasss that are much more powerful than GPS outputs of the unit. We are looking into those micro-technologies, exploring how they interact when a fast bowler is bowling and pulling out more meaningful data that's more specific to the cricketers.GPS an athlete
will tell you how far and how fast an athlete might go. What is the extra information that you need and why is it important with particularly fast bowlers?One of the big things with cricket amongst other sports is the repeated have
impacts especially fast bowlers have to go through in the match. What we do with those technologies inside it, we look at the relationship of all them and during the game and it picks out sport-specific events. In our case, when a fast bowler bowls. Once we amongst
can detect when a fast bowler bowls amongst all other things in the and
match, we can start to break down and look into what lows the fast bowlers are experiencing at that meaningful
time and then we can get some more meaningful data about what the fast bowlers need to go through to prepare to matches or in training to give good feedback to coaches and support staff to make more meaningful decisions about how ready the player is to perform for the team.It is a big thing because fast bowlers break down. Coaches now
will be pleased because up until many
now they've been judging by how many balls and overs they bowl. standard
Ball count still is the gold standard for the readiness to play for a fast bowler along with the coach's opinion. But what we are trying to do is break down how meaningful are some of the bowling episodes that the fast bowlers are going through, how relevant is it to compare warm-up deliveries five
versus the third session on day five of a test match for a fast Shield
bowler or day four of the Sheffield Shield matches? How meaningful those balls and clumping them together? It might be a bit short-sighted but at the moment job
Australian Cricket are doing a good job with what they are doing at the moment in terms of preventing injuries. One of the statistics that doesn't ever get published is how many injuries that don't occur. We'd like to think our Cricket Australia colleagues are doing a good job with managing the fast bowlers as they are now.You must be excited about being in this type as
of industry at the moment because as soon as you make an advancement sports
it can be used across all different sports and see it happen on the big stage.Absolutely. It's fantastic because what we are also seeing is the general public getting more intell gent about how we manage athletes. The technology is being utilised across AFL, rugby league, even Rugby Union looking into how the technologies start to interact and manage athletes. The technology is only getting better.Good stuff. work,
Congratulations, keep up the good work, give it to all the Australian teams first.Thanks, Paul, cheers. Thank you very much.Good stuff PK. The weather now, here is Vanessa. Good morning, if you are in the south-east, a good weekend to laze by the fire. Cloudy around a low-pressure system, a cold front is moving through the Bight. Rain and cold winds in SA today spreading across the Victorian and NSW borders. Tomorrow a high rapidly moves away from WA. It reaches NSW on Sunday and this allows a cold front to pass into the south-west tomorrow. On Sunday, and this
it pushes into central Australia and this will produce rain from that region down into SA on Monday. Queensland:

Very chilly down south, thank you Vanessa. Stay with us, the lighter side of politics with Clarke and Dawe. We will meet Maori rights campaigner Tame Iti. He went from a child activist to become the face experience
of Maori nationalism. Can his experience in New Zealand help us to improve Australian Indigenous rights? First, here is Virginia with the latest news.Thanks Michael. US business man Donald Trump has clinched another votes to secure the Republican Party's nomination for President. Mr Trump has the backing of 1,238 delegates, the
one more than needed to qualify as the candidate. Republicans are expected to finalise their nomination at their convention in July. The Democrat nomination remains contested with Hillary Clinton maintaining a strong lead over Bernie Sanders. The husband of a Melbourne woman who died on Mount Everest says he can't yet contemplate living without his wife. 34-year-old Maria Strydom near
died on Saturday after becoming ill near the summit. Her husband Robert Gropel is recovering from altitude sickness in Kathmandu. In his first interview since the tragedy, Mr Gropel told the ABC's south Asia correspondent James Bennett he tried desperately to help his wife before she ran out of oxygen.She made a very brave choice to turn around 'cause she was not a quitter so she made it down to Camp 4 and it was a super-human effort.Robert there.
Gropel speaking to James Bennett there. The former head of the NSW Labor Party has been charged with misusing electoral roll information. Jamie Clements resigned as Labor's General Secretary earlier this year amid sexual harassment complaints. The NSW Electoral Commission now alleges that Clements disclosed protected voter information in May last year and then later used that information illegally. Clements and the Labor Party officials have declined to comment.Thank you, Virginia. Back to the election now and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will today briefly shift his campaign to a Northern Territory remote Indigenous community. Mr Shorten has been focusing on a series of Indigenous affairs the
announcements during his trip to travelling
the Top End. Anna Henderson is travelling with the Labor leader. Bill Shorten caps off week three of the election campaign in Darwin. After spending fairly long slabs of time in different parts of the country over the past two weeks, this week he has set a frenetic pace moving between Melbourne, Perth, Melbourne again, then Darwin and today he will be heading to West Arnhem Land to the remote community of Maningrida. The big issue in these communities remains jobs. Labor says it can help to solve the problem by promising an program,
increase in the Indigenous Ranger program, the caring for country program, of $200 million by 2020. At the same time as he has been in the Top End, Bill Shorten's trip has been somewhat overshadowed by Nova Peris' resignation as Senator. Yesterday he tried to neutralise that issue by appearing publicly with her and again paying tribute to her time as a Senator and what she's delivered for the Parliament. Tonight the Opposition Leader goes to Melbourne where he will address a reconciliation dinner. This comes been
at a time where a new poll has just been released which has found 77% of non-Indigenous Australians and 87% of Indigenous Australians would vote 'Yes'' If a referendum was held today. Melbourne's notorious Montague Street bridge has trapped so many buses and trucks beneath it, it even has its own Twitter account. Which is not necessarily a good thing. But now authorities are taking action installing special gantries to warn drivers about the changing
low rail bridge. They are not changing the rail bridge itself. Justine Longmore has ventured to the bridge in South Melbourne and joins us now. There it is behind you. Nice to see you this morning. What are authorities doing? Virginia, VicRoads has installed a gantry up here. Coming down from the gantry are rubber paddles. They've got reflective strips on them as well. So the idea is that trucks or buses or vehicles that of
are higher than the 3m height limit and
of the bridge will hit the paddles and then hopefully that would stop them from then going on and crashing into the bridge.Right. So they bump into that, they slam on the brakes and all the traffic piles up behind them instead, is that how it's supposed to work? Well, yes, that could be what happens. When we arrived here - so these have gone in overnight. VicRoads workers worked through, lifted them up, installed them in front of the bridge. When we arrived this morning, we saw a truck slowly go under the paddles. It didn't hit. It continued on. But I could see that in peak hour - or not even peak hour because the traffic would be crawling in peak hour but other times when it is busy, even now, if trucks are slowing down, it would cause traffic problems.There's definitely going to be teething problems associated with this. I guess we have to watch and wait and see if it works. Justine, thanks so much. You were seeing the extraordinary footage of images of all those vehicles trapped reported
underneath. How many have we What
reported on?Lots!Unbelievable. What would you do? Barrelling along, boom-boom as you hit it, what do you do as a truck driver? Jump on the brakes.Wonder what sort of dog it was -Stop it.I was only joking.All the cars travelling behind you, I think it is 60 on that road, oh-oh. They can move the bridge, lift the bridge, or put it underground, that's expensive I know but wouldn't that be the infrastructure problem? Potentialil, there is a cost involved.Why don't I run the joint? I'll tell you why. As Australia grapples with the debate over Indigenous recognition, an event in Sydney looks at what we can learn from our neighbours attending
across the Tasman.One of those attending is Maori activist Tame Iti. Good morning to you.Good Australia.
morning to you, good morning to Australia.Great to have you on board. For those Australians not aware of the reconciliation and recognition process in New Zealand over the last decades, take us through how that unfolded?Well, I think there are many things we can learn from each other in terms of the way we can pay respect to each other. In particular here. I have a connection with Australia, my oldest children come from Australia. I was here in the 70s as a young man, a young father. Working here in a place in Beechwood here in NSW. I was just appalled by the attitude and the way Indigenous people have been treated. They had more respect to the way they look at us, particularly with the Australians. There needs to be a change for the behaviour. We are in 2016. We all - the world cannot continue with the way they are still marginalised, we are still debating these issues. 2016. There needs to be a change of the behaviour and attitude and the recognition particularly with the Aboriginal people.Looking at the recognition, how important is it about the timing of a referendum on the recognition of Indigenous people in the Constitution, how important is that as at least a first step?I think the first step is - the first step really for people is to have the eye-to-eye contact. It is really important. I think it's really important we have the conversation down in the cafeteria, in the workplace and I think they need to have conversation needs to be broadened, not just here talking about it. I'm appalled we are still talking about but there has to be some movement to make these changes. When we talking about Constitutional things, I'm more a person working from
things that happen where I come from the country. There was a time where it was necessary for us to throw rocks at each other, to block roads and stuff like that. These things have changed. I kind of changed upon the 70s, 80s, 90s. I come from a country just in the last two years finally, after 170 the
years, we receive an apology from the government. That make a huge change for us there.Do you think - that was a very big moment in New Zealand, do you think there should be a similar apology in Australia? Totally. There needs to be some kind of road, building the vehicles where people can - there needs to be talk about that. There need to be an apology. But apologies have lips.
to be real, not just come from your lips. Apologies have to come in many shapes and forms. How do we do that? There needs to be some discussion before we go - people to
need to talk about what it's going to look like.It comes down to relations between people. Tame Iti, thank you for your time this morning and good luck at that conference in Sydney.Thank you. Now, if spiders aren't your thing, maybe
you might want to look away now, or phobia.
maybe this might cure you of your phobia. I highly doubt it. A scientist in Sydney has discovered 7 new species of tiny, apparently beautiful, peacock spiders across the southern coast. These spiders know how to put on a show.

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Yes. Happy Friday everybody. These are spider mating moves. According to spider expert David Noels, the males that have the best routines and colour combinations will get to spread their genes into the next generation - David's words. That's the females putting pressure on the males to look better and dance better. Could apply that to humans as well.You can. It applies to bird life. The males spend ages preparing themselves, shaking the moves for the girls and the girls are going "Whatta got, bring me something better". Amazing but I didn't see it.Yes, which is why we are going to play it over and over. Fantastic photography.You are not, here
are you?I don't make the decisions here but we will.You do that to beautiful.
trouble me, don't you?They are doubt for
beautiful. Peacock spiders.I don't doubt for a second they're beautiful, I have to take your word for it. This week's Clarke and Dawe, a mastermind quiz today.

Your name is Horace, yes.My name is Horace, good evening.What do you do?I'm an victim advise - - investment adviser.Terrific, what sort?In the equities.How do you your
work out which stocks to advise your clients with?We do a lot of research. A lot is maths, projections and beta co-efficients so on.What's your name?Cope. Horace Cope.That's right.The electoral system. Australia has a by-cam ral Parliament, what does that mean?It means two chambers. We have two houses, the House of Representatives and a Senate.What sort of political system does Australia have? Is it prorogueNo, the Parliament is prorogue when business stops prior to the election.Like pushing a pause button?Indeed. But the system is a various on the Westminster system. They are very pro rogue.There is currently an election campaign in Australia. Who is running the country while the leaders are campaigning?Barnaby Joyce.No, Barnaby is currently running Johnny Depp but he is not running the country. The country is currently in caretaker mode.It's been in caretaker mode for ages, hasn't it? Malcolm wants to stop being the caretaker and become the Prime Minister?Malcolm Turnbull is the Prime Minister.I know but his party won't let him do the things he is denying he wants to bring in so he needs to win an election in story?
his own right, isn't that the story?No, you are getting confused. How long is the current election in xan?Nine years.No, the election is on July 2nd.I beg your pardon, eight years.It is about two months.Good lord, I've lost track of time.The major platforms of the major parties differ marketedly, what are they? The Opposition thinks the Government is divide, notch tent and profligate.How does it affect Australia?Correct.Why is Peter Dutton?We'd like an answer. Howard's end?Correct. You have done very well. A dinner for two with Malcolm Abbott.Malcolm Abbott, do you mean Malcolm Turnbull?Malcolm Abbott it says here.Dinner with Malcolm Abbott. I'll be right, Brian, I had a big lunch.Poor Horace. He did his very best but it is confusing for the rest of us. We are joined by Mike Smith former editor of The Age for the papers.Good morning.Where do you want to start?Most the papers this week have been trying to find stories not about the election. I think that's particularly true on the newspaper websites, even the Fairfax websites have been burying news about the election. Commercial television, I think Channel Nine minutes
last night, you had to wait 20 minutes before you got an election story. There were exceptions, of course. The Australian national politics is their bread and butter and their front page has been dominated by the election since day one. Then, of course, there's Sky News which hyper ventilates whenever a politician walks into a room. Sky News is the safe injecting room for political junkies.(LAUGHS). You have thought about that one.They are running a clock for Sunday night's debate. David Feeney didn't find harm minimisation in there, did he? Ahhhh.As long as they dispose of the syringes carefully, that's all paper
I care about.The Herald Sun, that paper has a piece.Friday is the day when the commentators do the weekly wrap. The national political correspondent of the Sun is one of three journalists on the panel for Sunday night's debate.That's a nice graphic.Backbenchers are coming back and saying, after their door knocking, people are disengaged. They don't want to know about the election. That's why the media almost trying to ignore it. She says it's all about to heat up. She
The next two weeks are critical. She says, based on past experience, about 40% of voters will cast their vote before the poll. Postal ballots and early ballots open on June 14. There's only a couple of weeks left for the politicians to late.
engage. They can't leave it too late. They can't leave it after that. There's no use impressing people after they've voted. Ellen is saying "Stand by for the attack ads that will be prominent in the next few days and stand by for major policy announcements from weeks.
both sides in the next couple of weeks.The Financial Review, Laura Friday
Tingle has written her compulsory Friday column.Laura is another one on the panel on Sunday night for the debate. She has written an intriguing column where she says this election seems to be about not much at all. It's about banana skins, traffic accidents and slips of the tongue but Australia, she says, is one of the few countries that's not engaging in serious debate about reviewing the involvement in Iraq. It's a debate that's raging in Britain where former Prime Minister Tony Blair admitted he profoundly under-estimated the chaos that would follow the toppling of Saddam Hussein and there's a big inquiry coming out in Britain in the next few weeks. It's a debate in United States. Isn't it a debate here? But under the surface, there is a search for an AFP report into a leak of an O & A document Douglas Wilke wrote -Andrew Wilkie.It was leaked to damage him politically. There were indications the leak came from people associated with the Coalition side. A lot of digging going on to see if people in the Coalition can be dis credited for a national security election in the next few weeks.Not much coverage of the election but at least we are getting a run in the New York Times.The New York Times has run two stories, one is on Pauline Hanson who they describe as a Right Wing fire brand, anti-immigration, and the possibility she might get up. The other one is on asylum seeker refugees, saying Malcolm Turnbull's campaign is in danger of being derailed by the debate over the way we treat asylum seekers. This is how we are seen in the rest of the world. They are the issues that world.
identify us for the rest of the world. The New York Times no longer has a correspondent in Australia. Those stories are from international wire services, Reuters and Associated Press. They are the stories that go around the world. That's how we are seen. We are signified by those two issues. which
Let's move on to the BRW Rich List which has been going for many years now. The new edition is out today. one
A slight change at the top.This is one of the great marketing editorial ideas of our time. A lot
pinch from Forbes mag seen but a lot of things in our paper are derived from British and American papers but BRW started this a long time ago. It's sold lots of magazines. BRW, the paper edition, folded 2.5 years ago. This year the BRW website was shut down. It's Review.
been taken over by the Financial been taken over by the Financial
Review. They are called the BRW gone
Rich List. The Financial Review has gone to down. 36-page magazine. Should sell a lot of papers.

In come the property developers, down go the mining people, Andrew Forrest out of the top five and Gina Rinehart's wealth has been cut in half to $6 billion in the last 12 months. We have 53 billionaires in Australia.That's pretty good! We should be able to befriend one charm
of them, Michael.I know.Enough charm between us for one.I reckon, maybe two.Harry is the apartment king based in Sydney. Started off doing milk doing milk runs and a small taxi fleet. Got a builder to build his first house, the builder struggled so he took it over, that was the worth
beginning of a great career. Now It's
worth many billions of dollars. It's a great story.David Pope cartoon in the Canberra Times.This is a cartoon called Mending Fences. Barnaby Joyce tangled up in a fence in a paddock with an asylum seeker boat and a cattle ship -A ring boat and a cattle ship -A ring
through the end of his nose. Malcolm Turnbull is saying "Don't worry, he's a free-range animal".

David Pope has hit his stride in the last couple of years, such a great cartoonist. Thanks for joining us today.Thank you.Lots of your comments on the penalty rates report by Vote Compass on the ABC website this morning. Most of those surveyed favoured an increase in the minimum wage and also Sunday penalty rates staying where they are despite the fact there could be some change care the Fair Work Commission inquiry.Small business we
will love hearing that. "The reason we have rates is to entice people weekend.
to work. No-one wants to work of a weekend. That's why it is so rates.
important people be paid higher rates. It is supposed to be a rest day". I'd love to hear from small businesses, make your arguments because that's the popular view you will have to counteract.The Productivity Commission said Sunday the no longer a special day in this 24-7 economy we have. That's the other argument the Fair Work Commission is considering. Lisa who has a small business says penalty rates were put in place during a history.
different time in our workplace history. It is time we adjust to the 7 days a week trading norm.The argument would be easy to accept if it wasn't for the fact kids at not
school get the weekend off. They're not doing seven days. They're the two days you want to connect with them if you're a working parent as well. That's the hard part of it. Do keep the views coming because this one is gaining some force, this argument.Sport now, here is PK.Sporting headlines, Bernard Tomic has been knocked out of the French Open by Borna Coric. Tomic lost his second round match 3-6, 6-2, 7-6, 7-6. Tomic complained of dizziness to the match umpire but resumed playing and had a really tough couple of sets ahead of him. His exit leaves Australia with two representatives, Nick Kyrgios will face Richard Gasquet and Sam Stosur will play Lucy Safarova. Serena Williams had an easy time of it beating her opponent 6-2, 6-1. Venus went through with the same score line and is in the third round of the French Open for the first time since 2010. One controversy overnight, brought about by Alize Cornet. She said she had cramps and could barely walk in the last set, she got up, won, celebrated like she'd won the tournament. Her opponent was not happy at all. Words exchanged after the final point. The undefeated North Melbourne team faces its biggest test in the AFL this season when it takes on the Swans in Sydney tonight. The Kangaroos have brought in Daniel Wells and Sam Wright to face that in-form team. Lance Franklin, who is going well at the moment, Harrison Marsh comes has
in for Ted Richards. Chris Yarran has been ruled out. He was granted indefinite leave yesterday from the ongoing
Richmond club for treatment for an ongoing amendment condition. - - mental health condition. In the Wallabies, Michael Cheika picked 39 players for the upcoming squad. He likes to pick big squads so they can train against each other. James Horwill was the big surprise, missed out on World Cup but got back in the team. 10 uncapped players including Karmichael Hunt who, if he goes on to play for the Wallabies, will be one of those Australia
rare players who have played for That's it
Australia in two rugby codes. That's it from me.Thank you very much. In the next hour and a bit, John Barron from Planet America will be here to give us his analysis of the big news Donald Trump has formally clinched the Republican nomination.He needs a lot of balloons to fall on him at the convention, he will be thus anointed.The Friday weather there. Windy in NSW, damaging wind warning for Lord Howe Island. Second front, brisk winds and heavy showers into SA. Another one meets the

Thank you. If you are watching in the Gippsland area of Victoria and happened to buy a lotto ticket from the Leangatha news agency in the last couple of weeks -Call us.You may be $40 million richer because we are still on the hunt for the person who bought a ticket from that news agency who won the jackpot in Tuesday's draw. $40 million. That prize has yet to be claimed. We are showing you the numbers in case you have a stray lotto ticket lying around somewhere.I did go through there last week. I did actually buy a ticket, so maybe they should just - Give it to you?Yeah.You need to produce the ticket, though.Isn't my say-so enough?(LAUGHS) Sadly no. What a story. $40 million. Let's not forget the Gippsland area is full of dairy farmers. My hope

is full of dairy farmers. My hope
is it is a dairy farming family given all the troubles they've faced.Remember, it won't make This program is not captioned.

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Today on the program - no stopping him now. Donald Trump gets the numbers to clinch the Republican presidential nomination.I said "What happened? I thought I had to said
wait a couple more weeks". They said no. North Dakota, you brought us over the line, folks.

Bringing her home. A Melbourne man speaks for the first time about his wife's death on Mount Everest.I wannabe with her again and I want Jamie
to get her home.More trouble for Jamie Clements, the former head of the NSW Labor Party faces charges of misusing voter information.Also ahead, signing the groove, we meet the woman who brings music to life for those who can't hear it.A lot of people focus only on the English words but that's not what gets us involved. That's not what drives us.Cutting the moves, see more of Amber Galloway Gallego later this hour.Bernard Tomic is knocked out of the French Open by the young Croatian Borna Coric. We will have all the news from Roland Garros and your football previews this weekend.Another damp and cold day in SA. Mount Lofty Ranges on flood watch.It seemed impossible several months ago but this morning Donald Trump has the numbers to become the Republican nominee for President of the United States. He's reached that magic number of 1,237 delegates and likely to avoid a contested convention in cleeflt Cleveland.Mr Trump is the last man standing in a field that once boasted 17 candidates but the party had been unwilling to throw its businessman.
support behind the controversial businessman.A jubilant Donald Trump acknowledged the win, he has been speaking in North Dakota, let's look.I was coming out of my big
building this morning, there was a big news flash that Donald Trump had won the nomination.(CHEERING) I said "What happened? I thought I had to wait a couple more weeks". North Dakota, you brought us over the line, folks. I will always remember
remember that. I will always remember that. To my unbounds, who are now bound - I think you're bound, you promise you're bound, everybody? Yes, they promise. Thank you very much, this is a great honour. We were supposed to be watching Hillary Clinton and, guess Clinton.
what, we're watching Hillary Clinton. That's the way it worked. Donald Trump who has the numbers. We are joined by Michael Vincent. Good morning. How did this happen? Well, Donald Trump has been trying to get 1,237 delegates since the start of this process back at the start of February. Overnight the Associated Press got hold of some of those uncommitted, unbound delegates you heard Donald Trump referring to there and asked whether they would pledge to Donald Trump. They said yes. That got him across the line. North Dakota and other non-committed delegates in Pennsylvania. Donald Trump is the nominee - presumptive nominee for the Republican party. He still has to get confirmed at the convention in July but for all intents and purposes, he has the numbers.This is deeply troubling to dralt Democrats and the Democrat President.Absolutely. President Obama has been at the G7 in Japan. He says over there world leaders are concerned about the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency. We will hear from Donald Trump responding to those concerns.They're rattled by it, and for good reason, because a lot of the proposals he has made display either ignorance of world affairs or a cavalier attitude. That's good. I love that word. He used a bad word because he knows nothing about business. When you rattle someone, that's good.Donald Trump is happy to rattle them. What about on the other side? Bernie Sanders wants to debate Donald Trump but he will not necessarily get the Democratic nomination. That's right. He is fighting to the last breath, that being in California and the other States going into their primaries on June that
7. It will be a small primary after that in DC but the big one is June 7th. For Donald Trump, this was a last
joke on a late-night comedy show last night where he said "I'd love to debate Bernie Sanders", the campaign manager said "I hope he is not going to chicken out". Donald Trump said "As long as a TV station can raise $10-15 million US and give that to a charity", Donald Trump suggested women's health issues charity. Of course, Bernie Sanders then issued a Tweet as well. This could be happening.This could be a very strange thing, too. Michael Vincent, thanks for the update. The husband of a Melbourne woman who died on Mount Everest says he can't yet contemplate living without his wife. 34-year-old Maria Strydom died on Saturday after becoming ill near the summit. Robert Gropel is recovering from altitude sickness in Kathmandu. In his first interview since the tragedy, Mr Gropel told the ABC South Asia correspondent James Bennett he tried desperately to help his wife before she ran out of oxygen.She made a very brave choice to turn around 'cause she was not a quitter so she made it down to Camp 4. It was a super-human effort.The former head of the NSW Labor Party has been charged with misusing electoral roll information. Jamie Clements Secretary
resigned as Labor's General Secretary earlier this year amid sexual harassment complaints. The NSW Electoral Commission now alleges that Clements disclosed protected voter information in May last year and later used that information illegally. Clements and Labor Party officials have so far declined to comment.Barack Obama will today become the first sitting US President to visit the Japanese city of Hiroshima since the atomic bomb was dropped there in 1995. More than 220,000 people were killed when bombs were dropped on World War
both Hiroshima and Nagasaki ending World War II. The White House has saying
ruled out an apology for the action saying the President is not prepared to revisit the original decision to drop the bomb. The President is in Japan for the G7 summit.It is now feared the death toll from this shipwreck off the Libyan coast could rise to 100. The Italian Navy rescued more than 500 asylum seekers when their boat capsized on Wednesday. Five bodies were also recovered but the International Maritime Organisation believes others were trapped in the upturned hull. There are also fears another 30 asylum seekers have died in a separate boat accident overnight.A huge rise in calls for help from dairy farmers in crisis has prompted Lifeline to launch a program.
new appeal and a staff training program. Lifeline says staff at peak dairying bodies, retailers and agricultural businesses are being overwhelmed with calls interest distressed dairy farmers. Lifeline says its Dairy Crisis Appeal will help people in all aspects of the dairy industry with south-west Victoria the region most affected by that big drop in milk prices. Sydney apartment developer Harry Triguboff has been declared Australia's wealthiest person topping the BRW Rich List with $10.6 billion. Mining magnate Gina Rinehart has fallen from No.1 position to fourth with her estimated wrealt wealth dropping from 14 billion to 6 billion. Clive Palmer is ranked 112th following troubles at his Queensland Nickel mine.Let's see what the markets have been up to overnight:

A weather update now, good morning Vanessa.Thanks, Virginia.

With the cost of living growing and wage growth slowing, every dollar counts for Australian households. currently
The Fair Work Commission is currently weighing up whether to Commission
follow advice from the Productivity rates
Commission to bring Sunday penalty but
rates in line with Saturday wages but the latest ABC Vote Compass data shows that almost 60% of Australians do not support that.At Woy Woy on the NSW Central Coast, small business and casual workers keep this waterfront community afloat. So the Productivity Commission's recommendation to cut Sunday penalty rates for staff would have a big impact.I think Sunday, they do deserve a penalty. Whether it's double time, I'm not convinced.Jenny Cregan employees about 30 casuals and pays them double time on a Sunday. It's the busiest day of the week but wages eat into profits.Certainly affects the bottom line, dramatically, yes. Staff, though, rely on their Sunday pay packet.It is a very expensive world at the moment. I think Sunday's penalty rates are very helpful in that regard. It's just that little bit extra helps you through the week.Vote Compass asked whether people who work on a Sunday should get paid more than people who work on a Saturday. 57% said yes. 30% said no. 13% were neutral. Labor wants Sunday penalty rates to stay and the Coalition believes the Fair Work Commission should decide. It is currently looking at retail and hospitality wages as part of a 4-year review into awards. A decision is not expected until after the election and Woy Woy small business owners will be watching closely.Double time gets a bit expensive, especially if we don't have a reasonable day and the turnover is only $800-$900 and I'm having to pay that money in wages.Samantha Hanscombe employs four casuals and feels time and a half on a Sunday would be a good compromise.I'm studying full-time at uni as well so juggling up textbooks and courses I have to do for that really needs money at the end of the day and extra money is obviously always better.Have your say about penalty rates and other important issues:

Joining us to discuss the result os that survey is professor of labour law at the Sydney of University, Professor jo-Ellen Riley..Good morning.What do you make of the survey showing Vote Compass most Australians support Sunday rates daying where they are despite it being said Sunday isn't special in interesting
the 24/7 economy.It is an interesting survey. It shows a maintaining Sunday
uniform shift towards favouring maintaining Sunday penalty rates. Some groups are more likely to favour - young people favour more than
highly, women favour more highly than men. ALP and Green voters favour more highly than Coalition voters but, generally, the balance valuing
is towards Australians still valuing their weekends and recognising that, if you're working unsociable hours, you do need to be compensated more for it.Is that something you think will weigh heavily in the Fair Work the
Commission's deliberations ahead of the finding whether double time on Sunday should be wound back to time and a half enjoyed by people who work on Saturdays?The Fair Work Commission will take a whole range of factors into account. Because they take into account not only employer views and union and employee views but also the views of community groups and others when they make their decisions. I think they will take into account the fact that we still, as Australians, value our weekends and that what we're talking about here is a group weekends.
of workers who have to work on weekends. Many of the people who probably voted saying "We don't agree that there should be penalty rates for Sundays" may very well not be working on weekends themselves. I think 9-5 Monday to interesting
Friday workers. Perhaps an interesting question to ask them is "If you were required to work on Sunday, would you expect to be paid compensatory penalty rates for that?".A very good point. Most people can guess the answers to that question.(LAUGHS)Let's look Vote
at the minimum wage issue raised by Vote Compass as well. The minimum people
wage is $17.29 per hour. Most people said it should be a bit higher. Do you think there is a very strong case for the minimum wage to be raised?Look, it's difficult to say whether the minimum wage should be raised at the moment given that we have record low inflation. I'm not an right
economist so I wouldn't be the right person to give you expert advice on that. But it does seem as if wage growth generally is slow and so is inflation. Maybe there's rise
no argument for any substantial rise in the minimum wage now but the thing we need to recognise is we have wage reviews annually and there always is an expectation the minimum wage will be adjusted and it's generally adjusted upwards, not downwards. It's interesting that these statistics demonstrate that virtually no-one argued that there should be a lowering of the minimum wage.Finally, more women than men in the Vote Compass survey favoured an increase in the minimum wage. What does that say to you? That tallies with the fact that there's still a considerable gender pay gap in Australia. There's still, depending on which industry you are in, there can be quite substantial differences between male and female earnings. There's a higher level of casualisation for women so they may very well be the ones who are tolerating working part-time and weekend work because they're trying to fit in with their household needs. So if they're the low
ones who are most susceptible to low wages then they'll be the ones who are most aware of the impact that low wages have on their families.Thank you very much for your insights this morning.Thank you.Your comments coming in thick and fast. Here are the two sides of the argument. Richard said "If they cut penalty rates, I'll refuse to work weekends. What's the point of losing little family time if you don't get paid for it". For a family, Saturday and Sunday are the only two days you need to go to work without arranging before and after school care.When you are at the bottom end of the pay scale, every little bit helps. Keep your views coming. You can join the conversation as well on Facebook and Twitter.Let's look at the front pages. We will start with house prices, that's leading the Sydney Morning Herald. An ALP-aligned think tank says prices will grow more slowly under Labor's negative gearing and capital tax changes.The same story is in the Canberra Times, home owners will see an increase in property value according to a report.The Australian report Bill Shortens has reversed his position on the Schoolkids Bonus. He had previously said he'd fight for the $856 a year payment to continue.In the council
Guantanamo Guardian Australia, a WA council is refusing to fly the Aboriginal flag during NAIDOC with the President saying, by doing so, it would be too divisive.Poisoned Lives is the 'Courier Mail's headline. The paper says the Defence Department is refusing to fund blood tests for residents in the rural town of Oakey where army training has poisoned underground water supplies.The Age features John Parker who was allegedly abused at Geelong college 35 years others.
ago. He has come forward to help others.Dozens of childcare and afterschool care centres in SA are failing to meet standards, that's in the Advertiser.The Daily Telegraph has an image taken from CCTV footage allegedly showing the moment a Sydney crime figure was gunned down.Mystery Solved, the West Australian reports 200kg of ice has been uncovered after off
authorities intercepted a trawler off Geraldton last month.The Herald Sun covers the guilty verdict for Craig McDermott who killed his ex-partner outside her lawyer's office last year. The jury has rejected his claim of self-defence.The Northern taxis
Territory News reports that Darwin taxis are banned from accepting the cashless welfare card because of Centrelink fraud.Ticket to ride, the Mercury highlights an investment in 100 new metro buses announced in yesterday's Tasmanian Budget.Property tycoon Harry Triguboff is on the Financial Review front page. He is popping champagne because he stop-to-- - topped the BRW Rich List with a fortune of $10. 6 billion.Rich enough to get his suit dry cliented with the nice champagne stains. The annual Australian Construction Achievement Award was announced in Perth last night.It recognises the completed
best of the best building projects completed in the past year. Cathy Jacobs spoke with awards chairman Chris Stoltz about the winning project.The winner was the Moorebank unit replacement project which is another name for saying the rebuilding of the Holsworthy army base. It is a major training facility for the army. It had to be relocated because of another project. So it had to be done to a timeline, had to be done with environmental sensitivity, heritage sensetivity and had to be done in a budget. They've done a fantastic job in achieving that. It was just a beautiful example of planning and then the execution with the client because there were a lot of constraints about access to the and
site, when things could be moved and all of that had to be scheduled. Then the sheer beauty of some of the construction. Beautiful concrete work, beautiful paving. The swimming complex, got a swimming pool where you can drop half a helicopter in, the guys have to swim out of it. Fantastic challenges that they had to overcome in the design and construction of this. Then to fleet it on time, under budget, beautiful. Customer is really happy.We have a lot of emphasis on cultural awards in Australia, don't
literary awards, art awards. We engineering
don't always think about engineering awards. But these are pretty important, aren't they? That's an interesting point. Often we forget how much of our world is engineered. Our water, our electricity, gas, rail infrastructure, the buildings we are sitting in now are all engineered. Engineers hide themselves under a bushel sometimes and don't brag enough about how well we do. This award is about showing off great engineering and great construction. We celebrate the best of the best. This project was the best of the best and Australia is very lucky we have the expertise to pull off great projects so well.What will it mean are
for the winner of the project? What are the dividends for them? Collegialy they can brag for a while but it is good for winning extra work. These companies will use the fact they've won this award to demonstrate why they should be given the opportunity to win other jobs, both here in Australia and overseas. Lang O'Rourke is a multi-national company. I have no help
doubt they will use this award to help them win other work around the world. That might include using some of our engineering expertise here overseas on another project they win.Very nice to see engineering expertise recognised in that way. Congratulations. How can you enjoy music when you can't hear it? Amber Galloway Gallego was sign language at rock and hip-hop concerts throughout the USShe has become a YouTube sensation for the whole
translations that have opened up a whole new world.Hi, I'm Amber, a sign language interpreter that specialises in music interpreting all over the US.Yep, Amber does sign language for music.A lot of people focus only on the English involved.
words but that's not what gets us us.
involved. That's not what drives us. So what I do is I'm gonna show you all the different instruments playing at the same time.Amber has taken her unique signing style to over 400 concerts and festivals.I will hear an artist, I will be like friends
"I remember interpreting this". My friends will be like "We know, you've signed for them". (LAUGHS). You can see more in this latest episode from the Story Hun ters on iView from today. A fantastic series. Sport now with PK. Good morning.Straight to the tennis, Bernard Tomic has been knocked out of the French Open by Croatian Borna Coric, an impressive young player in his own right. Tomic lost the second round match 3-6, 6-2, 7-6, 7-6. The Australian had to ask for medical assistance early in the third set complaining of dizziness to the match umpire but he forged on and really was quite impressive albeit losing that match. His exit leaves Australia with just two representatives in the third round. Nick Kyrgios faces Richard Gasquet, Sam Stosur will play against Lucy year.
Safarova who was runner-up last year. Serena Williams had an easy match beating Teliana Pereira. Her sister Venus won through and is in the third round of the French for the first time since 2010. The controversy was provided by local player Alize Cornet last night. She said she had cramps in the third set and could barely move, then she celebrated like she won the tournament. Her German opponent gave it to her after the match, said she was play acting. North Melbourne faces its biggest test so far when it takes on the Swans in Sydney tonight. Should be a good match. The Kangaroos made two changes, Daniel Wells and Sam Wright come in. The Swans have brought in Harrison Marsh for Ted Richards. Lance Franklin has been in top form so he is going to be hard to curb. Chris Yarran has been granted indefinite leave from the club to undergo treatment for a The
medical - mental health condition. decided
The Tigers medical staff have decided it is best for him to receive treatment outside the club. In rugby league, the NRL, Wayne Brisbane team's
Bennett will find out how good his Brisbane team's depth is tonight. Adam Blair will lead the Origin-depleted top team against camp on
the West Tigers. The Maroons are in camp on the Gold Coast. Johnathan Thurston is on light duties because play next
of a sore hip. He will be OK to play next week. The injured star Billy Slater is in camp to help game
players and coaches prepare for game one and they look as happy as usual the Maroons team heading into the
that first game next week against the Blues. Michael Cheika, the 39-man
Wallabies coach, yesterday named a 39-man squad for the upcoming tests against England. James Horwill was a surprise selection after he missed out on the World Cup selection last year. Karmichael Hunt is one of 10 uncaped players called up for the first test in Brisbane on June 11. Joe Paul, a a
Brumbies scrum half, thought it was a joke when he received the call-up. He has been playing understudy in Super Rugby this year but the youngster is being groomed as a future Wallaby playmaker. big
Michael Cheika likes to have the big squads not only to blood new players but to get those players competing against each other in a training environment. Just thought I'd bring you a story of one of the star - what would be one of the The US
star teams of the Olympic Games. The US women's soccer team was in court overnight. Their union and US Soccer are going head-to-head on whether or not their collective bargaining agreement is still valid. US Soccer says a memorandum of understanding that extends for the rest of the year, basically that had a no-strike clause in it. If the court finds for the union, then they will have the ability to strike and maybe hold back the start of the women's national strike
league season. In fact, maybe, strike over the Olympic Games due to the disparity of pay between the women and the blokes. The blokes earn way more than the women national team even though the American men's team is not a big player in the world stage and the American women's team has won multiple Olympic Games and World in
Cups.Willing to sacrifice a berth in the Olympics?Yes, that's what's at stake. I believe from what I've read and what the players are saying, they may have taken some inspiration or encouragement from the Australian team, the Matildas. Last year the Matildas refused to called
go on a tour in the US and were called very silly at the time. But they did that, got a new pay arrangement which I'm sure is not satisfactory but they believe is good enough for now. Wait and see. These are the undercurrents, you head into the Olympic Games thinking everything is rosy, one of the stars of the team is being underpaid.You haven't driven through Gippsland in the last couple of weeks and bought a lotto ticket there?Say you have.I like to go through Gippsland and have a look at the rolling hills, but I don't gamble. Never bought a lotto money.
ticket and I never will. Waste of money.You'd sacrifice $40 million. The winner of this Tuesday night lotto draw won the jackpot of $40 million but hasn't come forward to this news agency to claim the prize.What's this winner doing? I'd say the winner has thrown away the ticket or oblivious.Maybe it was a present.I think the ticket has gone through the wash, they've pulled it out and gone "What are the odds I've won?".These days you wouldn't need a ticket, would you? You can be a member of whatever company is doing it, you can join their tracking membership thing and this
they'll call you, hopefully, but in this case -Otherwise, what they pool the money?Jackpot next week. 50 million.In which case Michael and I are going to win.Split the proceeds. With everybody.The numbers games used to be run by the Mafia back in the day, now they are run by legitimate lotto companies. More legitimate than the local raffle held at the clubs.Very important fundraising technique as well. Let's check fabulous Friday weather, good morning Vanessa.I don't know how fabulous it is if you are in the South East but it is take out
a good weekend to laze by the fire, take out a book or watch a DVD. Showery winds, a cold front moving through the Bight. Rain, cold winds in SA. This spreads across Victoria moves
and NSW. Tomorrow a high Ramadanly moves away from - - rapidly moves away from the south-west and we have this cold front that comes into the south-west. This will move over towards NSW at the end of the early
weekend and as we get into the early parts of next week, we will see that associated trough dragging rain into central Australia and SA and then it will couple up with another system off the NSW coast. For Queensland today:

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Stay with us on ABC News Breakfast. Just ahead, we will be joined by Insiders host Barrie Cassidy for his round-up of week 3 of the election campaign. This week, a week of missteps, problems, black holes, own goals. Can there really be five weeks to go? How will they stumble their way through this? analysis
Barrie Cassidy will have all the analysis for you in just a moment, but first Michael has the news.US businessman Donald Trump has clinched enough votes to secure the Republican Party's nomination for President. Mr Trump has the backing of 1,238 delegates. That is one more than needed to qualify as the candidate. Republicans are expected to finalise the nomination at the convention in Cleveland in July. The Democrats' nomination remains contested with Hillary Clinton maintaining a strong lead over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.The husband of a Melbourne woman who died on Mount Everest says he can't yet contemplate living without his life. 34-year-old Maria Strydorm died on Saturday. Her husband Robert Gropel is recovering from In
altitude sick innocence Kathmandu. In his first interview since the tragedy, Mr Gropel has told the ABC's South Asia correspondent James Bennett that he tried desperately to help his wife before she ran out of oxygen.She made a very brave choice to turn around, 'cause she was not a quitter. Shoo sew made it down to camp 4. And it was - it was a superhuman effort. The former head of the New South Wales Labor Party has been charged information.
with misusing electoral roll information. Jamie Clements resigned as Labor's General Secretary earlier this year, amid sexual harassment complaints. The New South Wales Electoral Commission now alleges that Clements disclosed protected voter information in May last year, and later used that information illegally. Clements and Labor Party officials have so far declined to comment.To the election campaign now. The Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will today briefly shift his campaign to a Northern Territory remote Indigenous community. Anna Henderson is travelling with the Opposition Leader and filed this report.Bill Shorten caps off week 3 of the election campaign here in Darwin. After spending some fairly long slabs of time in different parts of the country over the past two weeks, this week he set a frenetic pace moving between Melbourne, Perth, Melbourne then again Darwin and today he will be heading to west Arnhem Land to the remote community of Manangirda. The big issue here remains jobs. Labor says it can help Sol of that problem by promising an increase in the Indigenous ranger program out in niece communities of $200 million by 2020. At the same time as he's been in the Top End, Bill Shorten's trip has been somewhat overshadowed by Nova Peris's resignation as senator. Yesterday he tried to neutralise that issue by paying and
tribute to her time as a senator and what she has delivered for the Opposition
Parliament. Tonight the the Opposition Leader goes to Melbourne where he will address a reconciliation dinner. It all comes at a time where a new poll has just been leased which has found that 77% of non-Indigenous Australians and 87% of Indigenous Australians would vote "yes" in a referendum was held today.It does feel like it's been a very long week in the campaign. To wrap it up we're joined by Insiders host Barrie Cassidy. I thought the major parties were supposed to be good at this thing called campaigning?As you said they're stumbling their are.
way through this one.They really are.Look, it's a strange week. I thought the coalition started a long way behind and ended up winning the week. They started with that bizarre news conference with Scott Morrison and Mathias Cormann when they said that Labor's black home was $67 billion. By the end of it they seemed to be happy to settle for $32 billion. 19 billion disappeared with one question from Phil Koury. You would think when having
you start out like that, you're not recoverable,
having a good week.Not recoverable, really?But by the end of the week, as Scott Morrison said, he flushed out Labor. They suddenly announced $9 billion that spending they
they want be proceeding with, with spending they would not proceed with. Which seemed to be an a
acknowledgement that yes they have a problem and they had to find ways around it. So in the end you'd have to say because suddenly the spend-o-meter was trending in political terms, after three or four days of debate on this, the that's
focus was on Labor spending and that's a win for the coalition.Do voters focus on all these claims and counter-claims?Not so much on the black holes but they make that allegation against one another and they have for as long as I can recall. There's always a black hole around somewhere. What happens when there is a black hole within the black hole?Then you call Stephen Hawking.I think that makes matters worse! But look in the end a lot of that washes over people. But I think the spend-o-meter is working and then Bill Shorten of course, he was trying to use sarcasm to ridicule the concept of the spend-o-meter. But it sounded like he was joking about it being dismissive of the whole concept, so that was a fail.He said it on tape sadly for the Labor Party.Yes, at Woiwoi at 7 o'clock at night when he was doing a Town Hall meeting which he ordinarily buzz very well. Do people focus on Barnaby Joyce and allegations against Indonesia. Does that cut through?I think cuts
anything that does Barnaby Joyce cuts through. No amount of trying to walk back from that was going to between
work. He made a clear connection between the banning of the-cat Y he seemed to be suggesting that the Indonesians in some way wanted to punish Australia by unleashing... It was revenge, payback.Unleashing refugees upon us that was an extraordinary allegation to make. Then it was left again to Julie Bishop to tidy the thing up.For those who support him or like him, away from
that's not going to chase people away from him, is it?No, it won't, though Tony Windsor was out again as a result. It gave him a platform that I think he'd been lacking T might hurt him a bit in his own electorate. He has a fight on his hands thereIf you were David Feeney, how would you be feeling at the end of the week?David Feeney, I have one - some sympathy for him, because when he was asked about the Schoolkids Bonus, he didn't know the policy, but who did? This came out of nowhere. They had it on their web site, still had a petition out there to save the schoolkids bone news, and then after David Feeney's performance, they withdrew it. So I'm not sure he was the only frontbencher who was uncertain about that policy.He was just in the wrong place at the wrong time to be asked it.Then he left his notes behind and the next Treasurer,
person into the green room was the Treasurer, Scott Morrison.Oh right! How is it looking, how do you think this will play out in that closely contested Melbourne seat David Feeney holds?It won't play well for him as well. He has billboards up...I have seen him and they are enormous and his head is big too.He'd like to start again with that. The broader problem here is that it's the fumbling around David Feeney that's being used as a kind of a metaphor had.
for the Labor Party more broad I had.Look how, how is the campaign shaping up? Are there any strong themes or messages emerging so far on either side?Exaggeration and lots and lots of it. That's the shame. Because Malcolm Turnbull did say that he was going to treat the electorate like adults. Well he's not and neither is Labor. They're not, because of the exaggeration over the numbers, there may be black holes, there may be black holes on both sides. There's figures
certainly a big deficit. But the on Labor's
figures are grossly exaggerated and on Labor's side, they talk as if Malcolm Turnbull is a threat to the very concept of Medicare. Whereas in fact the argument is over the freezing on the rebates to doctors. So this kind of thing. On negative gearing as well, exaggeration about that, climate change. In a word, that's what it's all about.We look forward to that debate on Sunday hosted by the ABC's Chris Uhlmann between Bill Shorten and Malcolm on
Turnbull. You have a great piece up on The Drum this morning looking at the mathematical problems facing Labor to get those 21 seats needed to get government?I used a State by State breakdown. In Queensland, Labor is not wining a see. They expect to do better than that. There are one or two they're confident about, but in New South Wales if you aplay the State by State breakdown, Labor would pick up nine seats. That does suggest the brand issue is starting to fade for Labor in New South Wales. Though again we had the story overnight that might be a remind of the past, the Jamie Clements story. I will have that song in my head headline.
all day now because of that headline. The contenders for faimt muss wooden spoochb the week, sometimes you have to go to the cutlery draw and get a handful. There are loths of them. Scott Morrison for seeing the fading black hole before his eyes at a news conference. Mathias Cormann twice, because he forgot what side he was on and started praising Bill Shorten inadvertently. Nova Peris the weakness was for her to say she never wanted to be a career politician which raises the question: why were you there in the unprecedented,
first place? But David Feeney. It's unprecedented, I know, but back-to-back wooden spoons, it's quite a performance.Error after misstep after error. It's such an uncomfortable place to be.He is the Hawthorn of federal politics K he go for free?Fremantle, I think! Your guest is already signed up for snundYes, Tony Burke, shadow Finance Minister that will be interesting. The Treasurer and the shadow Treasurer debate today at the National Press Club, and then of
we'll have Tony Burke off the back of that.Barrie, thanks so much. You can see Barrie and his guest shadow Finance Minister on Insiders from 9 o'clock. Parory joins us that leaders'
also Monday morning for analysis of that leaders' debate. Don't miss that.The husband of an Australian woman who died on Mount Everest last week has spoken exclusively to the ABC saying he can't yet contemplate living without his wife.Maria Strydorm died after falling ill near the mountain's summit. Robert Gropel also suffered altitude sickness. He is recuperating in Kathmandu and he spoke to our South Asia correspondent James Bennett.Stormy weather in the Himalayas has for several days now stymied recovery efforts to get Maria Strydorm's body back from where it lies at a
about 7,500m down to camp 2, where a helicopter can safely return it to cat catchment it's here that her husband, Melbourne vet Robert Gropel, waits and contemplates this tragic end to their shared dream of scaling so the called seven summits the highest peak on each of the continents. He is recovering from altitude sickness himself and trying to maintain a brave face has he goes through the difficult process of repatriating his wife's body. He's simultaneously trying to give himself a chance to grieve. Physically, I'm getting better. Mentally, I'm learning to - I'm just trying to be strong. I'm learning to cope and block out what causes sort of breakdowns and trying to get the job done of bringing my wife home.Just before the south summit, she got into difficulty. Tell me what happened then?She made a very brave choice to turn around. 'Cause she was not a quitter. So she made it down to camp 4. And it was - it was a superhuman effort. She was without oxygen for about 20 hours.Why was she without oxygen for that long? Because of the length of time it took her and took us to get her down, oxygen only has a certain life span in a bottle and it ran out.Dr Strydom's mother has raised concerns over the speed of the team's ascent and also voiced her frustration about learning of her daughter's death on-line. The expedition leader has defended his handling of the tragedy and his leadership.She said that we should maybe have slept in camp 3. Well, there are many different theories about acclimatisation. There's none like solid proof that that's what you should do. My theory is that you - if you sleep too high on the more.
mountain, that people deteriorate more. More than what they again acclimatisation wise.Nepal's Tourism Ministery has promised an investigation into the tragedy. Robert Gropel has vowed he won't leave Nepal without his wife's body. It will cost the family an extra $35,000, money they're currently trying to scrape together. As he watches and waits for a break in the clouds, Robert support
Gropel says he's thankful for the support of his parents and family. All I'm thinking about is in 24, 48 hours, I want to be with her again and I want to get her home.Robert Gropel there speaking to the ABC's James Bennett. Back home now. Melbourne's notorious Montague Street bridge has trapped so many buses and trucks beneath it, that it has its own Twitter account.Now authorities are taking action, installing special gantries to warn drivers about the approaching low rail bridge. Reporter Justine Longmore has ventured out to the bridge in South Melbourne and joins you now. I can see that gantry behind you there. Explain to us go it.VicRoads decided after many, many crash, many, many vehicles crashing into this bridge, they decided to install this gantry with rubber paddles coming down from it. So the idea is that a vehicle that's higher than the 3m height limit of the bridge will hit the paddles, it will go paddle paddle paddle, stop, alert the driver that they wouldn't fit under the bridge, and they should stop, turn around and not even attempt to go under that bridge so there's been about 100 crashes into the bridge into South Melbourne here in Montague Street in the past six years. There's also been crashes over the decades that it's been here. There was a particularly serious crash involving a tourist bus in February, about 15 people were on 11
that bus, including the driver and 11 were sent to hospital. No-one was seriously hurt, but it certainly seemed to be the catalyst for VicRoads to do more at this bridge to try to stop the crashes. I can imagine there might be some teething problems with that. It seems to me that if you hit that as a truck or a bus and then panic immediately hit the brakes, you could be causing some traffic pile-ups or problems behind you? Yes, as you can see behind me, it's quite a busy road. This road loads onto the Westgate Freeway. So if a truck does hit the paddles then have to stop, it would cause a bit of trouble. We have seen trucks slow down as they've approached the paddles to see if they're going to crash into it. That's caused others to slow down as well. But this bridge, it's been quite - it's become quite a sensation on its media
own. It's caused a lot of social media interest. There's a Facebook page, there's I think Instagram, but also a Twitter account, the personal account of the bridge, with photos of whenever a crash would happen, and also comments about this new gantry here today. Indeed. There's the better news this morning about the fwan tree being installed there under the account. Justine, thanks so much. Good to talk to you.Back off, as the Twitter account says. Let's go overseas. Anti-EU campaigners in Britain have jumped on new figures showing that net migration has on
risen to its second highest level on record.They say this strengthens the case for withdrawal and makes a mockery of the Prime immigration.
Minister's attempts to reduce immigration. Lunchtime in London and the menu is evidence of the changing face of the population. Most people migrate from country to country, so this planet is open for all. That's my opinion, you know. The UK has opened its doors over the past year. 330,000 more than
long-term migrants came to Britain than left it. 20,000 more than the year before. That's despite David Cameron's promise to massively reduce the numbers overall.What I think is cynical and unacceptable is to say that you can fulfil that mental when manifestly, you can't, because of the EU regime. So the only way to sort it out is take back chrome.Controlling the borders has been at the core of the referendum debate over whether Britain should leave the European Union.Leaving the EU as a way of bringing our immigration numbers down would be catastrophically counter-productive. It would help the economic slowdown that we get anyway. It would be disastrous for Britain's economy.In exactly four weeks, Brit-on also have their say. The latest opinion polls give the lead to those campaigning to stay in the EU. But being in front has that side worried that voters will stay home because they think the result is a done deal. Those wanting out of the EU say they're more motivated.I shall be voting to heave. I shall be voting for a system much more like the Australian system. 'Cause that's what it needs to be. It's not about immigration. It's about uncontrolled immigration.But the government points to the economy. It's still growing and jobs are plenty, proof, it sayss that the exit door is the wrong one. Spiders aren't your thing, you might want to look away right now. Or maybe this will cure you of your phobia. A scientist in Sydney has discovered seven new species of tiny apparently very beautiful peacock spiders across Australia's southern coast.These spiders also now to put on something of a show.

(UPTOWN FUNK BY BRUNO MARS PLAYS)

SONG: # I'm too hot # Call the police and the fireman # I'm too hot # Make a dragon wanna retire, man # I'm too # Say my name you know who I am # I'm too hot...

A bit of Uptown Funk to end the week. Peacock spiders, doing a mating dance, just like birds, other animals and let's not forget sometimes.
humans, who dance to mate sometimes. And it works for these spiders. Got some comments coming in. Valerie from New South Wales sent in this photo. She says "I found this tiny mite in my garden and I think it is just gorgeous." Look at that! Look at that gorgeous spider.It's beautiful!In case you can't see her, Virginia isn't looking at the TV screen at the moment. Virginia, look at the TV screen. It's over there. There's one there too.Stop it. Can I read this one out? Cynthia sent this in. No spider is a good spider. No spider is cute. No spider is loveable. No spider, just no spider, no spider! Cynthia, come over here and sit with me.Una says I loved Uptown Funk, don't be afraid to watch, Virginia, they are beautiful.So I hear, I'm really happy that everyone is enjoying them this morning.Looks pretty good, better than my old mating dance.Show me your mating dance.I can describe it. One foot to the side followed to the side, holding a can of bourbon, back in the day. That's the famous dance from the Matchmaker movie. This is where you live. You live right here. You don't move from here.Would you've cut a dashing figure, I'm sure. Negative.That's not true. I saw you dancing at a very big party that I threw, and you and Kim were fabbo.We only rise to the biggest occasions, Virginia. To the tennis. of
Bernard Tomic has been knocked out of the French Open by the Croatian Borna Coric. Anyone looking for controversy in this match can hook elsewhere, because Bernard Tomic tried his hardest, despite asking for a medical assistance in the third set, he was complaining of dizziness, but he pushed this other young gun all the way. His exit leaves Australia with just two representatives in the third round. Nick Kyrgios, who faces Richard Gasquet and Sam Stosur plays Lucie Sav rove have a. Serena Williams had an easy match. Her sister Venus has also gone through to reach the third round of the French Open tins 2010. Elise Cornet provided the only controversy of the evening. She celebrated after she won the tournament. That's 20 minutes after she looked like she couldn't walk thought
through cramps and her opponent thought she was foxing. Said as much after the game. Then they had some sledges in the press conferences. In the NR lcht tonight Wayne Bennett's team will find out how good its depth is. Adam Blair will lead the Origin-depleted Broncos against the Wests Tigers. It's a weekend of matches where the best of the best of State of Origin goes
won't be competing, but the NRL goes on regardless. Johnathan Thurston is on light duties at the but
Maroons camp because of a sore hip but he will be OK to play next week and Billy Slater is in camp to help the players and coaches prepare for Game 1. Not exactly sure what he is doing. He said he is cleaning the boots. Might be more than that. The undefeated North Melbourne faces the Swans in Sydney, which is a big task for the Kangaroos. They they
haven't lost so far this errAnd they wouldn't want to tonight. Bringing in Daniel Wells and Sam Wright, a couple of good ins and Harrison Marsh comes in for Ted Richards. That man there, Chris Yarran, has taken leave from Richmond to receive treatment for his mental health condition.Tigers medical staff reckon it's best he receives treatment outside the club. Looking forward to the Kangaroos verse us the Swans tonight on the SCG.Vanessa's not. It will be a big win if they can win there. At the SCG, crowds are up, smaller ground lgz and the Swans know how to play that and Lance Franklin is in good form.He is on fire.The Kangaroos are the moment.Sorry,
best team in the comp at the moment.Sorry, Vanessa, I'm not backing you.That's OK! This will be, what, 10 if we win?She is getting cocky!It seems the Deputy Prime Minister had Michael on his mind yesterday. Not this Michael, but there was that Michael, it's another Michael. Here's Barnaby. Michael! Michael! Michael! Michael! Michael Michael! Michael! Michael! Michael! Michael!He wanted the local reporter to be given a chance. He was trying to avoid questions about something else. But maybe he was thinking about another one of Michael's jokes. This was his reaction to a classic Michael Rowland zinger half the year. That's what I have to put up with dear!
all the time.Michael, Michael! Oh dear!Oh Michael!What are we to do with Michael? Really?How do we That's
solve a problem like Michael? That's right. I could become a nun. You should become a nun! I can sing. I will be the singing nun. If you could fly that'd make me happier.Vanessa, Vanessa, Vanessa! I feel like I'm in trouble now. A low-pressure system, cloudy, showery along the south-east coast. Squally winds and powerful surf into the New South Wales region. We're not done with the fronts. One through the bight this morning. Brisk winds and heavy showers into South Australia. Decaying showers tomorrow in Victoria and NSW and the air behind it is cold enough to produce shower. Another front passes the south west with showery winds tomorrow. The associated central
trough will take that rain into central and South Australia on Monday and by Wednesday will pair with a trough along the east coast. At this stage we will have Queensland
widespread rain interest central Victoria.
Queensland all the way down to Victoria. The significant rainfalls look hike they will be around the New South Wales coast inland for southern Queensland and northern New South Wales. It's cooling down in southern Queensland.

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This morning - no stopping him now! Donald Trump gets the numbers to nomination.
clinch the Republican presidential nomination.And I said "What happened? I thought I had to wait a couple more weeks." And they said "No". So North Dakota, you brought us over the line, folks!

Bringing her home. A Melbourne man speaks for the first time about his wife's death on Mount Everest.I want to be with her again and I want to get her home.More trouble for Jamie Clements. The former head of the New South Wales Labor Party faces charges of misusing voter information.Also ahead - the second time around.

This is too fun!It's a reboot of the car boot as Top Gear prepares to launch its new line-up. Can a remake ever be better than the original?Leading sport, Bernard Tomic knocked out of the French Coric.
Open by Croatian young gun Borna Coric. We will have all the tennis and the football news and everything else in sport.It's another camp damp and cold day in South Australia. Mount Lofty Ranges on flood watch.Well the pundits said it simply could not happen but this morning, Donald Trump has the numbers to become the Republican nominee for President of the United States. He has reached the magic number of 1,237 delegates, and is likely to avoid a contested convention in Cleveland.Mr Trump is the last man standing in a field that once boasted 17 candidates, throw
but the party had been unwilling to throw its support behind the controversial businessman.Analysis shortly from Planet America's John Baron but first a jubilant Donald Trump has acknowledged the wichblt he has been speaking in North out
Dakota this morning.I was coming out of my building this morning, and there was a big news flash that Donald Trump had won the nomination. (APPLAUSE) I said "What happened, I thought I had a wait a couple more weeks." So North Dakota brought us over the line, folks and I will always remember that. To my unbounds who are now bound, I think you're bound, you promise you're bound, everybody? Yes they promise. This is a great honour. This was a little bit sooner. We were supposed to be watching Hillary Clinton and guess what? We're watching Hillary Clinton! That's the way it worked. Everyone will still be watching Democrat hopeful Hillary Clinton. She has just been speaking. She used latest development to call for unity on her side of politics.So we para.going to be coming together as a unified Democratic Party. To make our case against Donald Trump. Because we, Senator Sanders and I, our supporters together, have so much more in common than we do with (APPLAUSE)
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People say to me "You talk about Trump a lot." I do and I will tell you why because what he is saying is dangerous and divisive. What he is saying is harmful to our future and our country.Expect to hear the dangerous an divisive words a lot. For more we're joined by Plan net America host John bar rochbt we need to start our conversation by acknowledging that way back at start of this so many said there's no way he will last a few weeks in this race. Then so many said there's no way he will actually get the Republican nomination. People can't say any more, can they, presidency?
there's no way that he will win the presidency?They're still saying it, though, despite the fact that in last seven days, Donald Trump for the first time is beating national
Hillary Clinton in the average of national polls. Now, they will console themselves, those saying "Never Donald Trump as President", by saying that polls in late May are hardly indicative. Eight years ago, John McCain was in front of Barack Obama, 28 years ago, Mike W.
Dukakis was in front of George H. W. Bush. May polls are not great particularly when view nominee confirmed on one side such as Donald Trump now is, and on the other side we know Hillary Clinton is going to get the delegates but she's not going to pass that finish line until 7 June in the California primary. So that race is not yet unifying the Democratic Party and the Republicans after a fashion are unifying, hence the bump for Donald Trump.So when they really get their act together and they unify solidly behind Donald Trump, there that be a formidable force in your estimation?It all comes down to the level of unity, the level of motivation and ultimately, turn-out in November. Non-compulsory voting in the United States means if you've got a very negative election campaign between two unpopular candidates such as Donald Trump and the
Hillary Clinton, you always have the option of just staying home. This is already shaping up to be an historically negative campaign. Donald Trump this weeking if places nobody thought that even he would, talking about the suicide of Clinton adviser Vince Foster in 1993, which has been the subject of wild conspiracy theories, that the Clintons had him killed or maybe killed him themselves to cover up a scandal over their real estate dealings at the Whitewater deal back in Arkansas in the 1980s. This sort of stuff is coming back 20-plus years later. The sex scandals around Bill Clinton. He has been described by Donald Trump as a rapist this week. This is getting down and dirty very, very early.It really is, but while they're both these potential candidates beloved by their cohort, as you say, they're Lex treatmently disliked. So does that mean if so many people decide just to stay home, throw their hands in the air and not vote that we really don't know how this will play out till the absolute end?The un decided vote and also that disaffected Bernie Sanders vote could be key. Up to 40% of Sanders supporters are Clinton.
saying they won't support Hillary Clinton. Or indeed that they might support - 20% say they'd support Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton. These are people who are currently supporting a socialist, saying that they would support Donald Trump instead. Such is this collective anti-establishment fervour, this States
resentment and anger in the United States this year. So what happens for them? And a lot of those people are younger voters. Bernie Sanders supporters, unlike Hillary Clinton supporters eight years ago, who support
were saying maybe they wouldn't support Barack Obama, they were older voters. Older voters traditionally do spot. The Sanders voters who are saying they won't support Hillary Clinton are younger voters. Traditionally they don't vote. This could be a problem for the Democrats and the polls are reflecting that.We're hearing the when tree from Barack Obama and around the world, disquiet about the idea of a Donald Trump presidency. Do they legitimately have a great deal to fear?Nobody really knows what to expect from a Donald Trump presidency. And that thing
sort of uncertainty is the kind of thing that doesn't just spook financial markets, it spooks world analysts.
leaders and foreign policy analysts. Nobody really knows what Donald Trump is going to be, because on the one hand, he sounds as though he might be a very hawkish, very interventionist sort of a President, on the other hand, quite isolationist. He has suggested that maybe NATO countries should be made to pay their own way or they should go it alone. Yes we've heard his rhetoric around immigration, about securing America's borders, building a border wall with Mexico and making them pay but he's also talked about a trade war with China imposing a 45% tariff. Nobody really knows and sits
because Donald Trump flip-flops, sits on both sides of a lot of issues, that's won him a lot of support in the Republican primary but as President, how predictable would he be in his big foreign policy speech last month he said we should be unpredictable. That's the kind of things that sends chills through the spines of world heeders. You don't want an unpredictable person in charge of the world's biggest military.I love how you maintain your equanimity in the face of all of this. We'll talk again sure.The husband of a Melbourne woman who died on Mount Everest says he can't wife.
yet contemplate living without his wife. 34-year-old Maria Strydorm died on Saturday after becoming ill near the summit. Her husband Robert Gropel is still recovering from altitude sickness in Kathmandu. In his first interview since the tragedy, Mr Gropel told the ABC's South Asia correspondent James to
Bennett that he tried desperately to help his wife before she ran out of oxygen.She made a very brave choice to turn around 'cause she was not a quitter. So she made it down to camp 4. And it was - it was a superhuman effort.Robert Gropel there speaking to James Ben net. The former head of the New South Wales Labor Party has been charged with misusing electoral roll information. Jamie Clements resigned as Labor's General Secretary earlier this year, amid complaints.
sexual harassment compliant complaints. The New South Wales Electoral Commission now alleges that Clements disclosed protected voter information in May last year and later used the information illegally. Clements and Labor Party officials have declined to comment. Police have charged a woman who allegedly spat in the face of a Sydney council administrator at a protest early this week. On Tuesday night the administrator of the amalgamated inner west council Richard Pearson was spat on and jostled. The 26-year-old woman has been issued with a court attendance notice for offensive behaviour.The Environment Minister Greg Hunt has denied asking for Australia to be removed from a UNESCO report on climate change and heritage sites. The 'Guardian' is reporting this morning that all mentions of Australia were removed from the UNESCO document, including a key chapter on the Great Barrier Reef. The Department of Environment says it was concerned that the report stage
confused the issues of heritage stage and risk from climate change and tourism. Environment Minister says he was not aware of the report and was not involved in making any changes.Barack Obama will today become the first sitting US President to visit the Japanese city of Hiroshima since the atomic Mick bombing back in 1945. More than 220,000 people were killed when bombs were dropped on both Hiroshima and Nagasaki ending World War II. The White House has ruled out an apology for the action, saying the President is not prepared to revisit the original decision to drop the bombs. The President is in Japan for the G7 summit.It's now feared the death toll from this shipwreck off the Libyan coast could rise to 100. The Italian navy rescued more than 500 asylum seekers when the boat capsized on Wednesday. Five bodies were also recovered, but the International Maritime Organisation believes others were trapped in the upturned hull. There are also fears that another 30 asylum seekers have died in a separate boat accident overnight.A huge rise in calls for help from dairy farmers in crisis has prompted Lifeline to launch a new appeal and a staff training program. Lifeline says stuff at peak dairying bodies, retailers and agricultural businesses are being overwhelmed with calls from distressed dairy farmers. Lifeline says its dairy crisis appeal will help people in all aspects of the dairy industry with south west Victoria the region most affected by the drop in milk prices.Let's Friday:
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Jamie Clements has been charged information.
with misusing electoral roll information. For more we're joined by the 7.30 reporter who broke the story, Conor Duffy. You have some fresh information for us this morning?So far the Labor Party has declined to comment on this matter but party sources have told me this officials
morning that New South Wales party officials will be meeting this morning to vote on whether to suspend whether Clements' membership of the Labor Party. Now, obviously, the announcement of his charges means he's going to appear before one of Sydney's biggest - busiest courts, there's than a month out from the poll, and clearly, the party is making moves to distance themselves from him.A very bad hook. Now the charges have been laid. Take us through what they relate to.So they relate to two charges of accessing confidential information on the electoral roll which political parties are given privileged access to for their campaigning and their normal business and then improperliousing that information and passing it on to a union ally, it's alleged. Now, we shoulds had note that Jamie Clem has previously denied these allegations and has so far said he has nothing further to add as the matter is before the courts. Now, if he is convicted, he faces fines of up to $44,000, and story
as we said, this will be a major story right in the middle of an election campaign.These charges are yet the latest blow for Jamie Clements of he has had a pretty rough trot for the last year and a bit?That's right. He had is a a sexual harassment scandal involving a Labor staffer and he hung on for some time as the Labor Party's most senior official in New South Wales as General Secretary until January this year when he was finally forced to step aside. Presumably the Labor Party is now very happy that he did step aside when he did campaign
and they're not heading into the official
campaign with their most senior official facing these charges.Well done on getting the story of the thanks for joining us this morning. Thanks very much.Now, with the cost of living growing and wage growth slowing, every dollar counts for Australian households these days.The Fair Work Commission is currently weighing up whether to follow advice from the Productivity Commission to bring Sunday penalty rates in line with Saturday rates but the latest ABC Vote Compass data shows almost 60% of Australians don't support that.At Woy Woy on the New South Wales Central Coast, small business and casual workers keep this waterfront community afloat. So the Productivity Commission's recommendation to cut Sunday penalty rates for staff war have a big impact.I think Sunday, they do deserve a penalty. Whether it's double time I'm not convinced.This woman employs about 30 casual and pays them double time on a Sunday. It's the busiest day of the week but wages eat into profits. Certainly affects the bottom line, dramatically.Staff, though, rely on their Sunday pay packet.It's very expensive world we're living in the at the moment. I think Sundays penalty rates are very help envelope that regard it's just that little bit extra that helps you through the week.Vote Compass asked:

Labor wants Sunday penalty rates to stay, and the coalition believes the Fair Work Commission should decide. It is currently looking at retail and hospitality wages, as part of a 4-year review into awards. A decision is not expected until after the election. And Woy Woy's small business owners will be watching slowly. I'm double time gets a bit expensive. Especially if we don't have a reasonable day. And the turnover is only 8,$900, I'm having to pay out all that money in wages. Samantha employs four casual and feels time and a half on a Sunday would be a good compromise. Studying full time at uni as well. So juggling up textbooks and courses I have to do for that really needs money at the end of the day and extra money obviously is always better.Your say about penalty rate and other important issues on the web site. If you want to take part in Vote Compass, please jump on. All up, close to 500,000 of you have put in your information and see where your position stands in relation to those of the major parties.I still haven't done it so I don't know whether I am a supporter of the Jedi Party. That will be established soon. Michael says "With everyone working on Sunday, who will be around to shop and eat in these stores?"Robyn says "What's so special about Sunday? The days of religious significance for Sundays has gone and AFL is also played during the week." Talking about the other big religion. Times have changed. That's certainly the argument put forward by the Productivity Commission when it said in its report, Sundays nor longer special. brother
I have this argument with my brother all the time who is a small business operator. He makes exactly that point. I can see his argument but I reckon you and I would still say there's something different about Sunday.Because we don't work them.'Cause our kids are home, we want to spend time with them, that's the time we can get our friends over for lunch. We couldn't do that during the week. A lot of people still consider them not really the working days. I still reckon you have a cultural hurdle to get over there. We're hearing lots of different views this morning, which is good.The finance news now. Sydney apartment developer Harry Triguboff has been declared Australia's wealthiest person, topping the BRW rich list with $10.6 billion. Mining magnate Gina Rinehart has fallen from the No. 1 spot to fourth with her estimated wealth dropping from $14 billion to a relatively tiny 6 billion. Retiring MP Clive Palmer is ranked 112th following troubles at his Queensland Nickel mine. There are now 53 billionaires on the list and at least 4 of the 10 wealthiest Australians made their cash from property.France has been gripped by a wave of violent protests over labour reforms. Riot police battled protesters in Paris. 15 officers were injured and cars and shops were vandalised. Oil refineries, nuclear power stations and transport hubs have all been disrupted as workers take industrial action. In response to the protests, Prime Minister Manuel Valls says the measures which give companies greater freedom to change pay and work hours will not be withdrawn, but could be modified. Let's check out the markets

We never talk about the New Zealand dollar.Or the yen. I guess that indicates where our trading preferences lie these days. James Kirby from the Australian. If you're the wealth editor, why aren't you on the wealthy list?You have to be old to be on the wealthy The
list. A third of them are over 80. The average age is in the 60s. And Harry Triguboff, who's been given the gong, if you like, is 83. It is a matter of being given it at this stage. Some of these companies are private. The estimates, if you look at the estimates, Anthony Pratt was just a tiny bit below Harry Triguboff. I think there was something of an editorial decision there to put Harry hat No. 1.Why is that?Because the figures at that level, they're guesstimates of don't
these are private companies. They don't know what their debts are. They don't know their taxI know one or two people on the list and they always laugh, at how low they've been put. Frank Lowy has come at No. 1 over the years. Mr Pratt. Gina Rinehart has dropped down a bit?The miners have all dropped down. Certainly there's patterns that are clear. Obviously the miners, when the nod tease fall through 30, 40%, they are substantially down. Andrew Forrest and Gina Rinehart lower. It reflects in the wealth in the property market that Harry apartment developer.
Triguboff is there he is the big apartment developer.Some trouble for the former said of Sigma Pharmaceuticals?Yeah. This was the other side of the wheel of fortune. The CEO at Sigma, after the GFC, 2009, he was caught for falsifying the books. And yesterday, he was given a suspended one miff year all
sentence and a fine of $25,000.For all sorts of malfeasance at that company.It was a terrible thing. You
It had been such a star company. You rarely get to see a glimpse inside what actually goes on like Let's
this, but it all ended up in court. Let's talk about Hazelwood power station, the very dirty coal fired power station in Victoria. Looks like it's about to be closed?There is a strong chance it could be closed. Energy commodities have really
fallen but coal is the one that's really fallen.This of course is brown coal?This is brown coal, with I is the dirtiest coal there's also the possibility that coal, unlike oil, etc., won't recover that it won't come back to the levels it was at. If you were thinking of closing energy stations, even on a commercial crisis, you would be considering coal. French owners of Hazelwood, in a French Government committee were
yesterday, put the plan that they were examining a close-down of hundred
Hazelwood which employs quite a few hundred people. If it does chose, would you have that situation hike you have in other towns, Whyalla, etc., that are exposed heavily to one business and that are remote or at least regional areas.Always good to see you, thanks so much. Thanks Virginia.Coming up on the Friday Confab, we ask: what is art? You will see some people have very different views as to what constitutes art.And you can play a lot of funny games with people when it comes to what constitutes art. So some nice pranks coming your way.Before that, let's go to sport.Good morning. Look forward to that. We will briefly go through the sporting headlines for you. Bernard Tomic's been knocked out of the French Open by Croatian-born Borna Coric. Tomic lost 7-6 in the fourth. He asked for medical assistance, complaining of dizziness but he forged on. His exit leaves Australia with just two representatives in the third round, Nick Kyrgios and Sam Stosur, both have tough bone innocents, Stosur plays Safarova. Serena Williams had an easy match, as did his sister. A bit of a controversy with the French player Elise Cornet who said she had cramps in the third quarter and could barely move before coming back to life, winning 8 match and celebrating as if she had won the opponent. Her opponent did not appreciate it and gave her the finger in the face treatment. North Melbourne faces Sydney in Sydney tonight. It's going to be a big Hook
test and kouds are up a the SCG. Hook forward to a big crowd there and account Kangaroos remain un-Tweeted? They've brought back in Daniel Wells and Sam Rudd that had help this their cause N rugby versus
league, it will be the Broncos versus Wests Tigers. We're heading into the weekend which will see teams below strength because of the State of Origin players being in camp. It will be a tough several weeks for a couple of those clubs. The Maroons are in camp at the moment and Billy Slater is helping them out with a bit of coaching and morale. That's it for sport. Thanks, PK.Show us.I had a mint. on.
Put the mint in, put the glasses on. It's, from you can relax, genuinely be yourself today, Michael.He is Clark Kent.When he takes them off he's Superman!Take them off.Oh you mean take the glasses off.OK. You might want to pick up.How can you enjoy music when you can't hear it? Houston-based Amber Galloway and
Gallego does sign language at rock and hip hort concerts throughout the United States.She has become a ewe table sensation for her amazing translations that have opened up a whole new world for hearing-impaired young people.Hi, I'm Amber. I'm a sign language interpreter that specialises in music interpreting all over the US. Yes, Amber does sign language interpreting for music.I'm trying to convey what music is about. A lot of people focus only on the English words but that's not what gets us involved. That's not what all
drives us. I'm going to show all all the different instruments that are playing at the same time.Amber has taken her unique signing style to over 400 concert and festivals. I will hear an artist. I will be like "I remember interpreting this." My friends are like "We know, you have already signed for them." (LAUGHS)You can see more in Hunters.
the latest episode of Story Hunters. That's an iview from today. A fabulous series.Time now for the Friday con fabJoining us in the studio, Dr Seuss -- Dr Susan carland and Ella Hooper. We're discussing remakes today. Reboots. Because we have a reboot of Top Gear about to come on of the we all know why the old one hit the skids although it's going to pop up on Amazon TV.Is it?The original team have signed on there and they're going to do it as well. It's begging the question: can a remake be better than the original?House of Cards.That's your evidence?I watched the original.Lay down misere!The original was good, but the new one is amazing. Little Shop of Horrors is another one. There has been original in the 60 that was a bit B grade. The Frank Oz one...I love the B grade one! It's one of my favourites.You are a B grade girl.Look, this is an issue close to my hampt we all member Spicks and Specks was very briefly shortly lived.Come on guys.I've been in a remake and it got canned! That's enormously gracious of you to bring it up rather than us.The elephant in the room.Well maid. Was there a little part of you inside when you were asked that thought: ooh...Bad idea? Absolutely.Don't remake this?I think mostly, we don't don't love remakes. Mostly it's harder to make the secondary product as good if not better than the first. I think House of Cards is a great example. I was thinking of some that have succeeded but mostly for TV shows it doesn't succeed. Like with Never Mind the Buzzcocks, they're constantly changing hosts and guests but there's never a break. When there is a break, with top gear, I suspect it won't go that well. The breaks causes you to remember the first version as even better than it was. When there is a big grap and you start to crave the original, it's very hard to live up to.I thought the second version was fabbo!Oh thanks!I office, as much as I love Steve Carrell, I don't like the sequel. I like Ricky Gervais's version better.Both were fantastic. It was very difficult to follow Ricky Gervais, but I think Steve was amazing.I like Ricky's dry sense of humour. You had to be into Ricky to enjoy it.I love the original on that one, although has that been a Jess? It's ongoing The Office remake.Is it a remake or a franchise? A better example might be ghost busters. That is going to be a remake. But again it's an inventive remake, because it's an all-female cast. So they're clearly trying to do something different. If you just did the old shot for shot remake has they did, for example, the Hitchcock movie Psycho, which was one of the dumbest things ever, why? !Let the right one in, all these great language movies from other countries come over and we do an American version of them. Or like The Ring, a brilliant overseas horror, but when it's scene for scene, line for line, I don't get the point.Every year we seem to have another Batman or Superman movie. Are those remakes or...Are they franchises?I think they're more remakes.When do you consider something a remake?Why is it OK in the theatrical tradition when we restage every Shakespeare play ever made, every repertory company, that's fine, in music I could give you dozens of examples where the remake is way better than the original.A cover version?Yes. What about the remake of bands. Axl Rose, ACDC, the 10 singers who filled in for Michael Hutchence in INXS. Queen.We're in the remake era.Is it nostalgia or is something a little more edgy which is we could still make some bucks out of thisI think it's the commodification of nostalgia is what it is.No comment! No comment kilometrePresent company excluded! Now you can take the reins on this one, I think it's - I'm looking forward to this next discussion. Put your glasses on!We need your glasses for this one.You get the Francisco
picture. This is what a San Francisco teen thought when he went and visited a San Francisco museum impressed by
of mod learn art and was not impressed by what he saw in terms of the installation art. You have all seen good and all seen rubbish installation art. He put his them
spectacles on the floor. Just left them there. What happened, do you think, folks?I shudder to ask. People started taking photographs. People started standing in front of them.Oh no!People started analysing it, Instagraming it. Oh cool! Interesting, provocative bit of modern art there!A triumph zoom the disappeared man! He is gone! Modern art, yeah, yeah, we get point. That was a bit mean, wasn't it?I'm a fan. If you have ever been to MONA, one of my favourite things is in the freight iPod they give you, there is a section called art bank. I love a bit of art bank, where you talk about does this actually mean anything? This is the collector himself questioning his collection. David Walsh, I don't know, it costs a lot of money, what do you think?Susan?I am as guilty as anyone of walking into a gallery going os I could've dhoon! " The, single red line across an otherwise white canvas. Often we don't realise that art, modern and classical art, does require some insight and analysis. You need a bit of background knowledge to know what was this person getting, this is actually very clever reference to these earlier times. So often the untrained eye like myself goes in knowing none of that and so we dismiss it unfairly, I think, especially modern art is often very clever and it's not just about the piece on the paper, but it's not just about technical ability, there's a lot of message behind it that I think we are quick to dismiss.The old installation art, and I go and see a lot of this stuff, can really go off the rails. With very to blame this guy. This back.
guy for his urinal all these years back. This is turn of the century they got this in 1917 a urinal signed it with his name that was the original found object. It all went downhill from there.It was that long ago? !That's 1917.Where was that put? An art gallery? Absolute. So the father of Dadaiism, he put strange objects together, Tracey Emen and her Unmade Bed that actually won the Turner Prize years ago and this was considered by many to be the epothyosis of rubbish art. But for many of us who like her work, we found it had power and significance. You looked at that, you thought about this woman that's life and the place she was in emotionally when she put this together. It's a great psychological portrait. You're the first person to make this mistake, this was a video taken at Smithsonian by a man known only as Vintage Ken. He shares his favourite work which turns out to be something else entirely. Washington DC I visited the Smithsonian museum. My favourite piece in the whole museum was an installation called 'please do not enter'.

What? !Artwork is over here.This is not artwork?It is not artwork. It is an exhibit that closed two days ago.But this is my favourite piece in the whole museum.No, it can't be. It can't be. Have you seen all three floors plus two a
more?Yes, you by thought this was a good comment on the disposable American society.No, sir. This is not it. (LAUGHTER) I love that guard!Maybe she is part of the art. Maybe she is part of the performance art of the piece and it's a great even more enriching and multilayersed... Immersive art.They were all part of the piece.How great is that? Don't be so short-sighted!But a great commentary on the disposal culture of America! Beautiful! But this
just in case you thought that all this stuff was terrible, remember, back in the day, Manet's Olympia was considered outrageous, disgusting and not art at all when it was first exhibited in the 1800s.But that looks like art. Unlike urinals.That's your classical conditioning.Back then that wasn't art.And Shakespeare was seen as bawdy and crass in his day. Now it's the height of high culture.He is overrated, Shakespeare!He was the Adam Sandler of his time!Let's put together an album of the great covers that are better than the originals. We'll call it 'better than the real thing'.Nina Simone all the way!Nice to see you both. Thank you.You and I are heading off to a contemporary Art Museum very soon.No we're not!Taking a camera with us.Is there a Rembrandt, a Turner?I will take you to a Turner.A Da Vinci?Yes, then a tin of faeces siting in the a
middle of the floor and we'll have a look at that.There's something like that at MONA from memory. stuff.
There is a whole machine that makes stuff.If I was to walk into a highly priced art gallery and see this unmade bed in the middle of the room I would think: what a grub!You wouldn't be alone. A lot of people thought that.That's not art!That's the wonderful Tracey Emin. Susan scoffing on the sidelines here. We can see a lot happening on the maps at the well
moment. Perhaps a piece of art as well with all these gusty winds coming through. Three separate systems. This one is pushing out at the moment, the low-pressure system causing showers along the south-east coast. A damaging wind warning for Lord Howe Island. The next system pushing winds back into South Australia. Adelaide could get 25 mm today, possibly double that for the hills with a flood watch current for Mount Lofty Ranges. The next cold frond pushes through the south west tomorrow morning that trough will make its way towards central and South Australia on Monday, bringing rain, pairing up Wales,
with another trough over New South Wales, so it looks like the rain will be back for southern Queensland right down to Victoria. Let's take a look at Queensland

More now from the campaign trail. Political reporter Eliza Borrello is following the Turnbull camp. I spoke to her a short time ago.The coalition, the coalition leader Malcolm Turnbull and Barnaby Joyce faced some uncomfortable questions under the Queensland sun yet courtesy of Barnaby Joyce's complements linking the influx of Labor's
asylum seekers under Labor to Labor's springs of the live cattle trade there is a few within the coalition that at times their campaign has appeared messy and disjointed but their confidence has been bolstered by Labor's backdown yesterday on the schoolkids bonus. The Opposition Leader Bill Shorten was forced to reveal that if elected, despite campaigning against the coalition's reversal or cancellation of the Schoolkids Bonus and their changes to the pension, that they would also not reinstate them. Bill Shorten saying that the Budget can't afford it at the moment. The coalition feels that its strategy on day offer day focusing on Bill Shorten's costings is paying off and we can expect that to continue today as we head into the Treasurer's debate and Sunday.
then the next leaders debate on Sunday.Undoubtedly the Prime Minister has been busily preparing floor Sunday night debate against Bill Shorten?We believe he has had a few nights with his staff behind closed doors preparing for that. We haven't seen him, once our campaign events finish at about 3pm we don't see him after that. Our sound operator Mark spotted him very early this morning, though. He was heading to the gym. So he's putting in a lot of hours. Today he is in Brisbane and the focus will be on Indigenous affairs. Yesterday, he posted on his blog a post marking National Sorry Day and calling on all Australians to work together in the spirit of reconciliation. Today he will be focus og n the coalition's plan to bolster the Indigenous business sector.Now, Medicare is a key election battle ground for the coalition and for Labor. Labor's promising to scrap the freeze on Medicare rebates from next year to protect bulk-billing But the government says bulk-billing rates have gone up despite the freeze. John Baron from ABC Fact Check investigates. Federal Government minister Josh Frydenberg is standing by the freeze on Medicare rebates and says bulk-billing rates have gone substantially under the coalition. Importantly, bulk-billing rates and
average under the Labor Party 79% and they've gone up to 85%.The 2013 Federal Budget, Labor's last, announced the Medicare Benefits Schedule which derms how much the government pays doctors for various services would be indexed in July rather than November, effectively freezing et rebate for eight months and saving over $660 million over four years. In 2014, the Coalition Government first announced the freeze would continue for another two years, although GPs were excluded and did get an increase. In 2015, they expanded the freeze to GPs, and this year's Budget saw the freeze extended again for all doctors, including GPs, until 2020. But what will Mr Frydenberg's claim? The data shows non-specialist bulk-billing rates averaged 80% during Labor's six coalition.
years in office, and 84% under the coalition. We asked experts why bulk-billing rates have gone up Depp spite the freeze on rebates and they weren't too sure. Maybe it's low inflation or maybe with an ageing population doctors are reluctant to pass on costs to the elderly. The AMA told us it's because the trees, at least for GPs, is yet to bite and that we are at a tipping point. Mr Frydenberg defends the freeze saying bulk-billing rates have gone up. They have, although some warn we've yet to see the full impact of the freeze. Still his claim checks out. That's a fact check. Details are on our web site.The major parties are being called on to slash red tape and commit start-up funding to boost the number of community energy projects across the country. Economic hod modelling released as part of the campaign shows a modest amount of government investment could make a very big difference. Amy Bainbridge has the story. At Numbah in the New South Wales Shoalhaven region, this robotic dairy farm has just become the project.
nation's newest community energy project. These 30 kilowatt panels are expected to save the business thousands of dollars.If you can save eight grand a year on power, that's eight grand a year we can put onto other parts of the farm management.New South Wales group Repower Shoalhaven has three projects including the dairy farm and two more in the works. The first project, putting panels on was most
the Shoalhaven Heads bowling club, was most difficult.It felt like they were walking through a minefield and every time we turned in any direction, oh no we can't do that because there's this legal prohibition that we can't do that. Then we go to ASIC and we have to have every project that we have has to be limited to a maximum of 20 investors.There are now 31 community renewable energy projects across Australia and the community power agency wants to make community energy an election issue. Of the 70 groups, 24 of them are in marginal seats and 47 of them, so well over half, are in coalition-held electorates.The agency commissioned modelling which shows government investment of $140 million over four years could easily generate at least $1.5 billion in community renewable energy projects.We've already announced $250 million of government assistance for hoe income and community solar and ear renewable projects through the Clean Energy Finance Corporation. Debt and equity aren't a barrier for community energy projects. We cutting
need early-stage funding, the cutting of red tape.Labor has committed $98.7 million over four years to community energy projects. The community power agency wants both soids of politics to commit to a review of red tape.

We're taking to you Darwin very short lip. The Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is expected - he was expected 15 minutes ago. Where is he?What a nice spot for an early-morning media conference though. He is speaking in Darwin ahead of day 358 of this election campaign.I love an empty lectern. We'll take you there once he starts speaking but in the meantime if spiders aren't your thing you might want to look away now or maybe this will cure you of your phobia. See by looking at it you can actually overcome your... Virginia doesn't like spiders.I have tried that all you
my life.Confront your fears.Do you know, I...Tackle your demons. I moved into a hotel for the night once when I came home and found a walked straight
spider in I had place. I just walked straight out the door.How small was the spiderI'm not talking about it. Bloody enormous. A scientist in Sydney has discovered seven new species of tiny, beautiful peacock spiders across Australia's southern coast. These spiders also now how to cut the spider rug, too.

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Pretty good.They're gorgeous. Vanessa says no, spider kefr be cute enough for me to not have a panic attack. That's fair enough. Lots of people scared of spiders. These little creatures wouldn't hurt a fly, they'd just eatThey're quite small.Beautiful work. You can catch it out on the ABC web site later in the day. 25,000 hits already. It's amazing work. Fantastic! Michael has sent me a what
rather alarming email, you know what he says?What does he say? There is a spider on the couch behind me. Gah!No there's not.But you made me look!If we go to Darwin, plenty of spiders in the grass behind the lk tern there of the we're waiting for Bill Shorten. There we see some officials Shorten
gathering to bring in...There is Shorten on the right.Ready to G Let's take it away.Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Darwin cenotaph. For those that don't know me I'm Luke Gosling, the Labor candidate for Darwin and Palmerston. Seat of Solomon. So I'd particularly like to welcome you here to this, what is a sacred spot here in Darwin. At the cenotaph over here behind you, I was very proud to, as a former member of the Australian military, to lobby hard for the addition of memorial
Afghanistan and Iraq on our memorial wall over there. We're a proud military town. And it's great to be here. One of the jobs I did in the Australian Defence Force was with NORFORCE, which is more than half Indigenous soldiers. There's something very special about being out on country with people who are from that country. And it's a great source of pride, I know, to the Australian Army, the work of NORFORCE, but also when you're out there on country, you realise that some of the best jobs out there is for people working on their own country caring for that country. That's why it's so excellent to have - to be here with our leader, Bill Shorten, to make these important announcements about jobs for Territorians and Aboriginal Australians here today. Thanks very much.Thanks, Luke. Good morning, everybody. Great to be here with Luke Gosling, Labor's candidate for Solomon, also Warren Snowden, Labor's member for Lingiari, Shayne Neumann our spokesperson on Indigenous affairs and Senator Pat Dodson my Parliamentary Secretary. We're here today because we want to announce that a Labor Government, if elected after 2 July, will double the number of Indigenous rangers in Australia. This is real jobs for real people and our policies making a real impact upon people's lives. The Indigenous ranger program was established back in 2007. It now employs 775 Indigenous rangers across Australia. They're doing great work. They do environmental management. They do Landcare, they do tourism, and what we're seeing is a great set of skills for a future work force in the private sector as well through the Indigenous ranger program. That's why Labor's pleased to say that we will double this to 1,550 Indigenous rangers by 2020-21. Labor's about real jobs. We actually want to make a practical difference and improvement in the lives of Australians. What we see in remote communities is a lack of real jobs. This Indigenous ranger program is delivering dividends not just for the people employed on the program in a meaningful way, but for their communities, and for the broader infrastructure across northern Australia. We are very committed to giving Indigenous Australians a whole set of jobs which create their opportunity if they choose to do other work in the future, they will have a skill set, it's about mentoring, it's about acquiring skills which are in vast demand across our marvellous north of Australia. What we're doing is not just caring for the environmental management of the land; we're improving the chances in the future for the custodians of the land. So this is real jobs which will make a real difference. Before we go to questions, I'd also like to talk about the upcoming Treasurers' debate at lunchtime today. This is an important day in the election. This is the debate between the two alternative Treasurers. But Chris Bowen can go into the debate knowing that I fully support him. Yesterday, I committed that Chris Bowen, and I be
guaranteed that Chris Bowen would are
be our Treasurer after July 2 if we are elected. Yes, I challenged Mr Turnbull to make the same commitment on behalf of Mr Morrison. I understand that the line-up of ministers after July 2 is often a matter for debate then: but Treasurer is in a special category. It's the chief economic spokesperson of the government of the day. That's why I know that that's
Chris Bowen's doing a great job, that's why I have no hesitation in guaranteeing his position. I actually think it is intriguing that since yesterday, Mr Turnbull hasn't done the obvious step of matching my commitment and guaranteeing Mr Morrison to be the Treasurer after July 2. I think it is long overdue for Mr Turnbull to come out and make a brief, unambiguous statement of full confidence in Mr Morrison. Every minute he doesn't do it raise as real question about the relationship which we know is already strained between these two gentlemen. People can vote for the
Labor on July 2 and know we have working
the Prime Minister and Treasurer working in lock-step for the best interests of the nation. Happy to take any questions.When did you decide to scrap the Schoolkids Bonus? Did the Feeney interview accelerate that decision and doesn't it show it's just a Labor broken promise?First of all there's been three steps in the process of making it the hard decisions that we announced yesterday. Step 1: credit ratings agencies come out and warn that under Mr Turnbull and Mr Morrison's stewardship of the Australian economy, our triple A credit rating's in danger. That was the first giant warning sign. Then we says
get to the Budget, and the Budget says that under the Liberals they've tripled the deficit. That net debt for every man, woman and child in Australia is up $5,000. Net public sector debt. And of course, last week, the PEFO, the fiscal outlook numbers, just I think were quite a shock to Australia. What we see in those government
economic numbers is that this government has lost control of its finances, we have spending at the level of the global financial no
crisis that we saw, except there is no global financial crisis, there's only a Morrison financial crisis. And what we also see therefore is hard decisions had to be made. But let me go a little bit further. Under Labor, families will always be better off. This election as I is
said at the start of the election is a question of priorities. Mr Turnbull's priority is to spend $50 billion of taxpayer money in tax cuts for corporate Australia. Labor's priority is to spend money on saving Medicare, protecting bulk-billing, keeping the price of medicine down and properly funding our schools. Families will always be bet off under a Labor Government.When did you decide to scrap the Schoolkids Bonus and was your shadow Cabinet consulted? Well, again, I answered your question. But I'm happy to go through my points again because it's an important issue that you raise.No, you didn't really answer the question. When did you decide to scrap the Schoolkids Bonus? Let's be straight here: what happened to the decisions that we made are influenced by the government's mismanagement of our triple A credit rating. No amount fact.
of shirking the issue denies that fact. Second issue. Their Budget was a stinker. Triple the deficit. We got more debt, more spending. This government cannot keep a position from morning to night. And finally, last week, we get to the position where we see the PEFO, the most recent independent set of Budget numbers and what we see there is this government is not in control of their own Budget. We know that the Budget they brought down on May 3 was a shabby political document which did little to address the needs of most Australians.Was the decision made...No, I'm going to - I am going to answer your question. But in order to do, so you must let me do that. Now let's be very straight here. The decisions are triggered by government's bad budget, tripling the deficit and I will keep talking about the fact that this government has tripled the deficit even if the government don't want me to and furthermore then we see their economic outlook numbers last week, last week, the most recent set of independent numbers and what it shows is that roost
the chickens have come home to roost under both Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull's administration of Australia. Malcolm Turnbull justified rolling Tony Abbott that he would give new economic Readership. There's not much new economic leadership here. And in fact, in this election, all we see is a government shrinking into its fact
own position, and what they're in fact doing is they can't talk about their own positive policies 'cause they have none, all they can do is look at us and try to challenge our positive policies with our freight priorities.Jamie Clements, he is information.
accused of misusing electoral roll information. What do you know about this
this and now much of a setback in this for Labor in New South Wales, where seats are so important?It's a matter of record I have said some the
harsh things about Mr Clements in the past but the matter is now before the courts and I'm going to let that take its course.The end of the Schoolkids Bonus means no new shoes, no school uniforms, no music lessons, no extra tutoring for some kids so they might fall behind. How can Labor call itself the party of the battler when you have let down 1.3 million family as soon asLet's be really straight here. The Labor Party's the only party standing up for education in this country. All of those items you go to are all about how parents system.
help their kids through the school system. Only Labor's got a fully funded plan to make sure that there are electives offered in Chases, so that kids can learn music. A lot of parents need to find extra money because basically, the school system is at breaking point. Mr Turnbull will fight for the right of the very top schools to keep the money they've got. But he has nothing to say about every other school in Australia. Never forget that Mr Turnbull said as one of the great reforms to federation, in a perfect world, a Commonwealth government he leads will get out of funding public schools. You know, that altitude is so out of touch, it's positively dangerous in terms of the educational prospects for most Australian children. Labor will fully fund resources to schools, so that when kids need to be able to get the chance to learn the performing arts or music, they offered.
will able to have those electives offered. So that kids will be able to make sure they don't have to share one instrument among six kids. What we will do is take the pressure from families by properly funding schools, because what we see at the moment is increasingly free education is becoming a thing of the past in our primary and secondary system, because so many parents are asked to pay for the make
extras. Now what we want to do is make sure that the schools are properly resourced, so they stop asking parents to pay for the extras. It is a hard decision. But I also know that this government is still persisting with further cuts to family payments, and in their current form, the government's proposed cuts to family payments will be opposed by Labor, because it's going to disadvantage too many low-income families. I welcome a debate with Mr Turnbull about interested
fairness, because if he was really interested in fairness, why is he increasing the price of medicine, why does he want to see doctors have to force upfront fees and pathology labs put upfront fees and why won't he fund schools properly. When will you return the Budget to surplus?We'll have more...ABC News 24 will continue this for you. We'll say goodbye to you now and we'll see you on Monday.Have a great weekend.What I can guarantee people is we will not be spending $50 billion on tax cuts for corporations. We will not in the next 10 years hand not hand back $7.4 billion to big banks who don't need the money. Instead what we will do is be able to properly fund our schools. Make sure every family and every child gets the opportunity for the best quality education no matter what postcode they live in in Australia. I can guarantee we can fund keeping medicine.
downward pressure on the price of medicine. I can guarantee we will properly fund Medicare so we don't have the privatisation of the payment system, so we don't see the doctors having to charge up-front fees to go to the doctor.... This morning you have described him as barking mad. How would you work with him if you win the election?I believe in the American alliance, it can withstand the vagaries of Australian and American domestic politics. If a Labor administration is elected, Australia will stick by the American alliance full stop. All I have said is what John Howard said. It is funny that some of the Coalition ministers want to attack me every day for everything we say. Why don't they attack John Howard who has made equally strong comments about the merits of Trump as a candidate. People ask me what do you think about Donald Trump? Will I just stand here and tell you nothing? Will I stand here and not be straight with people? No, with me, you will always know what we think. In terms of the American alliance and whoever is elected, of course we will work with them.How long will the funding cycles for the renters be, their biggest concern is they will only get three years money at a time, they will have to then lay them off if we don't get funding again?We have committed this funding to 2020-2021.So a program will be funded from now until 2021 if it gets funded?Yes.There is a chance that you and Mr Trump will be