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Good morning and welcome to News Breakfast, it's mooned, it's great to have your company this morning. I'm Michael RowlandAnd I'm Virginia Trioli. Making our news today - three Australians and the New Zealander released by kidnappers in Nigeria after being held captive for five days.

Grexit turmoil - Scotland threatens to veto the decision to leave the EU as almost half the shadow Cabinet quits. ?Going to be the most damaging experience for the UK since the end of the Second World War. And I don't want Scotland to be subject to that damage. I can't simply shrug by shoulders as First that up.
Minister and say we have to suck that up.Pushing ahead as the final week of campaigning finally gets under way. The latest Newspoll shows the Coalition at a 14-week high.And leading sport - back on top - Premier Hawthorn retakes poll position in the AFL after a hard fought win over Gold Coast in Launceston.Another cold winter's day - rain in south-eastern Queensland.

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for the family of kidnapped mineworks in Nigeria, in including three Australians. They have been released by their captors overnight. Their employer, the Perth-based miner Macmahon Holdings, confirmed the re-Reece - release in a statement but it says five men have been injured, two of them seriously.There are no further details on the nature of their injuries or how they occurred. Let's get more on this developing story and take you straight to Africa. We're joined by our correspondent Martin Cuddihy via webcam from Nairobi. Firstly, do we know the condition of those Australians at the moment?No, we don't know the condition of the Australians, particular a - apart from what Macmahon have said. They have said five of the men who have them
been released were injured, two of them seriously, as you said. We're not sure which or who has been injured and to what degree. But we are seeing a couple of reports coming out just in the last few minutes from the AFP news agency saying that perhaps this wasn't a release of these men, that perhaps May have been rescued. There are still some conflicting reports about just what has happened in southern Nigeria.Take us through how this ordeal unfolded in the first place, Martin.On Wednesday morning, these men were travelling to
in a four-car convoy on their way to work. So Macmahon Holdings, the Western Australian mining company, has a contract for some quarrying south-east
operations in the delta region of south-east Nigeria. This is a region that is notorious for kidnap for ransom. A lot of semi professional criminal gangs operate in this area. On that morning just near a bridge, about 30 militants attacked the convoy and the driver of one of the cars was killed and it sounds like we're hearing now that several of the hostages were also injured during that initial ambush. They were taken Abby -- away by boat and it seems they've been released in the last few hours, which is terrific news.And all of this goes to further underscore the dangers, the potential dangers of both living and working in Nigeria.That is right. Nigeria is notorious for this sort of behaviour, particularly in that area, the criminal gangs, they operate there. But also in Abuja and Lagos, the two major cities in Nigeria. Just common street crime, muggings are very common, l also home invasions are a big problem there. This is really one of the most lawless countries in Africa you could say. Some good news and we will get further details of the conditions of those freed hostages as soon as so
we can. Martin Cuddihy, thank you so much. It's great to have Virginia back. Welcome. Are you pumped and primed ready for the final week for Kane campaigning?I had to go awhich and gird my loins for the final week of campaigning. If you thought you could avoid this election, you can't. It's coming for you this afternoon.So you're in prime position?Peak sceptical position.Bring it on.To look at talk
everyone and go really! We will talk a lot about that this week and don't forget our very special Saturday morning election edition. Our 6-hour - it's about four hours. 6 till 10 on Saturday morning.I heard it was six hours.We will have our own sausage sizzle. Someone had better be in charge. Vanessa is pumping her fist over there.I will bring the onions.I am not coming in unless there's sausages in bread.Lots of news including that story about the Brexit in the UK. There's even more uncertainty about the fallout from the big vote on Friday. Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned her Parliament could now veto the exit, saying her priority is Scotland, which voted overwhemingly to say in the EU. Almost half of the Labour's frontbench has now quit and more walkouts are now expected. If the few hours the US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned the economic consequences of the decision.How important the relationship of Europe, the EU, is to the United States and to the world. One country has made a decision. Obviously it's a decision that the United States had hoped would go the other way.John Kerry there and former Tony Blair adviser Alistair Campbell, our very special guest this morning, he will be joining us for his take on the Brexit. As the final week of election campaigning begins, the polls show support for the Coalition is at a 14-week high. On a two-party preferred basis the Coalition has Entsched -- edged ahead of Labor. The Coalition's primary vote has risen two points to 43% while the opposition, according to this poll, has made no gains.112 immigration officers have been caught in the last 12 months selling visas for sex, according to a senior Border Force official. An ABC 7:30 investigation with fraix media, has found that Michael Pezzullo has referred 132 cases of suspected corruption, claiming that nothing is being done to stamp out the problem. It comes as a former immigration official claims that a focus on boat arrivals has allowed migration crime involving people arriving by plane to flourish unchecked.Former West Coast Eagles footballer Ben Cousins has been taken to hospital after police say he was behaving erratically in Perth. Officers told the ABC the incident was being treat as a mental health issue, no charges have been laid. The former Brownlow medal ist has struggled with substance abuse in the recent years.Iraqi security forces say they have recaptured the last area of Fallujah, held by Islamic State militants. The government has made a similar statement a week ago but fighting conned in the city between government forces and the last pockets of IS resistance. The commander of the government operation says the battle is now over.Eight children and two adults have been injured after a roller-coaster derailed and crashed at a theme park in North Lancashire in Scotland. Police say the injured are all being treated at local hospitals. The incident involved the tsunami ride which travels through corkscrew turns and loops. One eyewitness said people were trapped upside-down on the ride following the crash.To finance nows, good morning Del.Good morning. More than two trillion dollars was wiped off global financial markets on Friday as the results from that Brexit referendum defied expectations. At the close, the.au fell 3.4%.

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To the UK now, where the fallout from Friday's Brexit vote is intensifying. For the latest our joins us
Europe correspondent Lisa Millar joins us now from London. The shock waves really still roll on. In fact there are developments in this story almost every moment. Take us through the latest ones.That is true, actually. It's been happening on an hourly basis. But for the last hour I think it's been relatively viet, Virginia, so we're all sort of wondering what is coming next. Most of the chaos has been with the Labour Party today and Jeremy Corbyn, who sacked his shadow foreign secretary at about 1 o'clock in the morning London time, when Hilary Benn told his lead they're he couldn't support him anymore or didn't think that he would be able to win the next election. After he had sacked him, another 10 members of the Shadow Cabinet of the frontbench resigned, and withdrew their support from Jeremy Corbyn. But they didn't do it en masse. They did it sort of one at a time, every hour, so it dribbled on painfully through the day. The message from Jeremy Corbyn is he's not going anywhere. Now the whole reason this has happened is that he delivered a very lack lustre performance when he was campaigning to have the UK remain in the EU, it's well known that he's a bit of a euro sceptic, a harsh critic of the European Union but the Labour Party policy was that the UK should remain in the EU. So the criticism of Jeremy Corbyn very intense from within Parliament but of course he got into that position courtesy of a massive amount of grassroots support. So he is saying she not going anywhere because the membership of the party want him there. But talk about leadership crises on both sides of politics at the moment!Absolutely. We were were discussing that with Alistair Campbell and we will play that interview in a little while. Then there's the issue of Scotland and we've got Nicola Sturgeon suggesting some sort of boycott or even veto by Scotland. How would this work?Well, the legal intricacies of it I cannot share with you. It's to do with an element of law in Scotland that enables them to be able to say that they're going to block this move. Most people think that is probably not going to be able to happen but the message is that Scotland is really unimpressed and of course she's come out today on the programs here in the UK and said that she is definitely wanting to try and see Scotland move ahead with independence and of course if that doesn't happen she is then saying we're going to block it anyway and we won't let Brexit about
occur.Let's have a listen.I care about the rest of the EU, I care about England, that's why I'm so upset about the decision that's been taken. As we face the prospect of being taken out from the European Union against our will, I troo to try to navigate the best way forward through them.And, Lisa, habit the issue then of the rest of the EU? The exit itself seems a bit complicated as we know there are those in the EU saying get out and get out now and Germany is saying it doesn't have to be that fast. When will article 50 be triggered?I don't know. But, gosh, Cameron
Tuesday's meeting with David Cameron in Brusselss will be interesting. He turns up to talk to 27 other leaders, delivers the message that the UK's getting out. And then has to leave the room, we're told. So even the details of that meeting are still being worked out. Pretty much everything is have
still being worked out because you have understood just a couple of days after this vote, Virginia, that they're - there actually wasn't much of a plan in place. Absolutely. And we can see that all over the face of Jeh Johnson, couldn't we, at the time of his press conference. Really good to chat with you. We will talk to you later.We're talking a lot about it over the course of the show. Back home and our election campaign is entering the final straight. With the Coalition apparently edging ahead. Joining us from Canberra is political reporter Matt Doran and Jane Norman is following Bill Shorten's campaign in Melbourne. Matt, take us through the findings of that latest Newspoll.Not a huge change here, but no doubt it will make some of the party war lords analyse these figures quite closely o over their morning cereal. If we look at the primary vote, the Coalition sup two points to 43%, Labor remains steady at 36% and the Greens have slumped one down to 9% whereas the others including Independents are also down one to 12%, taking that a bit further and going to the two-party preferred basis, the Coalition has increased its position by one point, now at 51, compare toad Labor's 49, that breaks the deadlock that had both parties at 50 apiece. When come its to the better PM stakes, Malcolm Turnbull is down to 45% and Bill Shorten has dropped slightly as well down to 30% but Malcolm Turnbull still holding on to quite a significant lead there. No doubt as we are heading into the final straight before we get to polling day on Saturday, there will be some talk about what this means, how it will translate to voters heading to the ballot box and casting their vote for who they want to lead the country. It follows on from yesterday's Coalition campaign launch in Sydney where Malcolm Turnbull really pressed the case for a stable government, in the hearing,
wake of the Brexit as we were just hearing, the fallout of that still continuing. Malcolm Turnbull is very much making that part of his campaign pitch and saying that in these economic times it is only a Coalition government that could ably steer Australia through these economic shock waves that are hitting global markets and global currencies. So playing very much into that and no doubt we will be See hearing more about that throughout this week of campaigning.Indeed. Jane Norman, the Newspoll puts further pressure on Bill Shorten to campaign and campaign furiously in these final five days.Yeah, these results are probably not what Bill Shorten would have been hoping to wake up to in the lead-up to week eight of this campaign but probably not hugely surprising either. While all accounts really breathe that Bill Shorten has run a Shoot and effective campaign, Labor has always been the under dogs in this contest and it was always going to seats
be a very big ask to win the 21 seats it needed to form government. Now, it must be said the polls have been pretty confusing throughout this. -- campaign. They've ebeen bouncing either side of 50 on a two-party preferred basis and not really reflecting what the parties have been hearing on the ground.Ite been a long campaign, voters have been disengaged a and it could be some methodology but the ABC has done its own investigation recent Loy and the general consensus is Labor is looking like it will win 10 seats which leaves it 10 seats short of winning government. But it is only Monday. There is still five days to go until the polls close. to
So expect a revved up Bill Shorten to be emphasising that he will be giving it everything he can until that final polling booth does close on Saturday.And Bill Shorten will have to sell to voters the fact that if Labor government is elected deficits over the four four years will be 16.5 billion dollars higher than under a Coalition government. That is right. Labor released its costings yesterday, showing just that, that under a Labor Government the deficitings would be $16.5 billion higher than the Coalition for the first four year, mainly because of its extra spending on infrastructure.
things like health, education and infrastructure. But Labor insists that it would return the Budget to balance at the same time as the Coalition in around 2020-21. Now what we saw yesterday from Labor's economic team was they're looking really long term which can be precarious, given the nature of government incomes. They say their savings measures like negative gearing and cutting the capital gains tax discount are long term needs.
structural reforms the Budget needs. Labor says with those measures it will be delivering bigger surpluses than the Coalition over the next 10 years. But the Coalition already has its line of attack set up. Yesterday we saw Treasurer Scott Morrison come out labelling Labor a triple A threat to Australia's triple A credit rating, confirming higher deficits which means higher debt and higher ex taxes. Expect to hear much more least
of that today.Bill Shorten at Melbourne.
least starting his day in Melbourne. Matt, what has PM got in store today?The PM has headed to Adelaide for another day of campaigning. SA is a great concern for both major parties, not so because of the campaign that Labor and the Coalition are waging but more so because of the X-Factor, Nick Xenophon. We have heard much about what his influence on this campaign on the make-up of the next Parliament could be. There is some discussion that he could get an -
extra two to three senators on his - on the Nick Xenophon team ticket. He could also have a good chance of taking some lower house seats as well. There's much talk about the seat of Mayo in the Adelaide Hills, held by the Liberals' Jamie Briggs. At the very least he will erode some support that the major parties have there so no doubt Malcolm pitch
Turnbull is trying to make a last pitch in Adelaide to try to shore up some of his support there.We will leave it there. Thank you both.We will look now at the front pages of the major newspapers around the country this Monday. The last Monday before the polls. As we mentioned the latest Newspoll in the Australian has the Coalition pulling ahead of Labor for the first time in this campaign.Safety first, the Age features Malcolm Turnbull at the Liberal Party launch yesterday. The paper says the PM offered a platform of stability and growth in what was a low key launch.The Financial Review reports the PM used the Brexit shock to urge Australians to vote for economic and political stability.Meanwhile, it's the Brexit Hangover, there they are on the front page. It says protesters in the UK are demanding a second chance vote as the fallout continues over Friday's referendum result.'The Guardian Australia' is also report tong Brexit, they're reporting minute by minute on it. The British Labour leading is facing a coup with many of members of his Shadow Cabinet resigning amid calls for Jeremy Corbyn to stand down and many on the Shadow Cabinet don't seem to be finished resigning. One by one they seem to be coming out.The Northern Territory News reporting a big swing to Labor in the seat of poll.
Solomon, according to a Media Reach poll.In the Canberra Times a former immigration official claims that criminal syndicates are rorting Australian work and student visa programs.That story is also in the Sydney Morning Herald which says Border Force is facing more than 130 cases of alleged corruption involving immigration officers.Stop the madness - the Herald Sun reports on the latest protest by rival anti-immigration and anti-racism groups. Businesses in Melbourne's CBD were forced to clashed
close yesterday as activists clashed with police.The Courier Mail reports Queensland Police are bringing in extern al experts to help identify and monitor people suspected of being radicalised.In The Mercury, a lobby group says it's compiling evidence showing the dumping of asbestos in remote locations around Tasmania, as people try to avoid expensive disposal costs.The Advertiser says speeding truck drivers are avoiding demerit points and fines because companies that own the vehicles aren't passing on the driver details to police.And the Western Australian reports that former AFL player Ben Cousins as we mentioned was taken to hospital following an incident on Canning Bridge yesterday.Harking back to that Daily Telegraph front page, it's like the morning after the night before in the UK at the moment, lots of people waking up with a deep sense of regret. There are 2 million signatures at least calling for a doover, a second vote.I think it's more like 3. Some of them have been called into question and some signatures are not kosher but never there to call for a parliamentary debate.And the global consequences.Massive!Three days on.A very big u oh what have we done. Not from everyone. In in the rucial areas of the UK they are saying this is what we wanted. We want the borders closed. We want EU spend
money back. We want money we're and
spend tong EU project to be for us and they're feeling happy for us. But what does UK ex- the EU look like now.Experts have differing views on this. Jeh Johnson is tipped to become the next British PM. We would like to get your views global
as well on what you think of the dollars wiped
global market turmoil. 70 billion dollars wiped off the ASX on Friday, and global currency markets in free fall, the pound falling to its lowest level in decades. Are you planning a trip to the UK and you are buying pounds? For every loser there's a winner.I will confess that was one of my first thoughts. But in solidarity I didn't, because I think the pound the
will go lower.You can get us on the usual channels.Steve is Nodding. Our resident Pom thinks lit go low. What do you make of it? The whole situation is like a stack over
of cards, dominoes just falling over with both sides of politics. That do your people back home say? They're not happy. Most of the people I know come from London and they voted heavily in favour of staying. My connections with the north and the region is not as strong, so it's an interesting divide. You have the younger demographic wanting to stay and the older ones not so much.What a mess.It is. But will the world cave in?Probably not.You know what I mean? You move on. But I think there's some sides of the debate which are not ideal. It's interesting.Lots going on in sport?Yes, there is, always. Monday morning! Hawthorn back on top of the AFL ladder, the first time this season. It was a slow start yesterday for the reigning premiere and Gary Ablett made the run early on there. Lunch Tom Lynch Hawthorn
was also causing problems for the Hawthorn defence but in what was Luke Hodge's first game back for six or seven weeks the Hawkes came time.
back very strongly after quarter time. And as the weather kicked in so did a 26-win - 26-point win.The with
last 18 months has been hindered with a lot of injuryings. A lot of the Gold Coast draft pick buy guys are out. They had more in today. They rushed us a fair bit and they had a better first half than we did. We've learnt not to panic. We have a senior group. So if we're the
not playing as good as we want in the first half it's just a few tweaks and we can hit quick. Melbourne Storm is second on the NRL ladder after holding off West Tigers just last night. Storm looks on track for what was going to be a pretty big win here, up 26-0 at half-time. Second row Felice Kaufusi grabbing a double among four tries but the second half was all the Tigers. As they ran in what were four un- unanswered tries and James Tedesco was brought down just short of the try line but Melbourne halfback Cooper Cronk sealed the result with a field goal with just four minutes left.Yeah, I think - we always knew that they had plenty of attack in them. We've seen that time and time again throughout the season. We might be a little bit guilty of lacking a bit of intensity in the first half. They were going good in the sheds at half-time but probably a little bit weary towards the end. We had to do plenty of work in the second 40, but it - last year we really struggled through this period. At the moment we're one loss through six
State of Origin. Last year we lost six and really sort of took a lot of steam out of our season last year. We have to industry to stay at the top and put ourselves in a year.
good position, come later in the year.Let's change the shape of the ball. France and Germany will ru to the quarterfinals of the European championships 2016. Here is the best of the action from this morning's games.Germany! He is a way very easily. Gomez with a tap-in. . Easy as you like. Draxler. It's a penalty! It's in off the post! Snap ji pass there. . It's given them the equalising goal!

The second for him and a second for France. .Belgium is leading Hungary in the third of those three round of 16 matches this morning. I will bring you up to date on that championships
in a moment. The Wimbledon tennis championships start in London tonight. Novak Djokovic is aiming for three in a row and the third leg of what will be a possible grand slam.And you Murray, Roger, you know, without a doubt because of their first of all rankings and the history of playing and playing well and winning this tournament, especially Roger for so many times, and then you have I think Milos Raonic, who has been playing very well and he's a big serve which is an obvious advantage in this surface that is quickest we have in sports. . Kyrgios is one of the players that can go far.And that translates to Kyrgios as we might know him. Novak has a different pro nunceiation available. In the cricket, Australia is 8/247 in that Tri-series 1-day final at Bridgetown which will have some action in the next hour or so. And a nice story in metto GP which I know a lot of people haven't been paying as much attention to since Casey Stoner's retirement. Another one has broken through, Jack Miller has won the MotoGP race this morning in horrendous conditions in the Netherlands. Miller has won his maiden triumph in this class. He jumped from Moto 3 straight up to MotoGP, racing for Honda. The race was re started after 14 laps due to weather. And ros - all three ridered crashed out and Miller won. Let's hear from him.I don't know what to feel at the moment. A lot of people bad mouthed us and everything like that and said this project wouldn't work and I just hope that we have showed them wrong that we can ride a bike. I am not an idiot. Thank you to Honda for taking this risk on me, it's amazing. I can't talk now.It means a great deal to him.We hope Nick Kyrgios goes pretty well.Some do, some don't. We will get back to you later.I that sounds good.To the weather now.Good morning. The winter cold is not yet over. High vizible cloud from Queensland down to eastern Victoria, an upper level trough is producing rain over south-eastern Queensland and eastern NSW and there's a weak cold front that is pressing across Victoria down to north eastern Tasmania. Some showers in its wake around the South Australian Sunshine Coast. A high pressure system clears central Australia strengthens over the east and we see the next system, a moderate front and trough move into WA by tomorrow, crossing east all week. Around the States -

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Stay with us on this exceedingly busy morning. Coming up, we will be joined by British Labour's spin doctor Alistair Campbell to discuss the Brexit. And the Labour opposition in Britain is facing a leadership crisis, sparked by its handling of the EU referendum. The always forth right Alistair Campbell speaking to Virginia your latest
shortly but first here she is with your latest news.Three Australians and a New Zealander who had been kidnapped in southern Nigeria have now been released. The men were in a group driving on the outskirts of the city of Calabar on Wednesday, when they were attacked by gun man. A fourth Australian man was able to escape but their Nigerian driver was killed. The Meninga worked for Macmahon Holdings. The business has not said if it paid for the men to be released. Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has worned that her country's Parliament could veto Britain's exit of the European Union, saying her priority is Scotland, which voted overwhelmingly to remain in the EU u. The shadow Cabinet is also feeling the effects with Labour supporters strongly opposing a Brexit, almost half of the Parliament party's frontbench resigning and more walkouts expected in protest at Jeremy Corbyn's leadership. As the final week of election campaigning begins, latest polling shows support for the Coalition has now jump a 14-week high. A Newspoll in today's awn shows that on a -- the Australian showss that the Coalition has edged ahead of laish on a two-party preferred. The Coalition's primary vote has risen to 43% and the opposition made no gains. 112 immigration officers have been caught in the last 12 months selling visas for sex, according to a senior Border Force official. An ABC 7:30 investigation with Fairfax Media has discovered that in the last 12 months Border Force chief Michael Pezzullo has referred 132 cases of suspected corruption claiming that nothing is being done to stamp out the problem.And the market fallout from Brexit continues, with all the details it's good morning to Del. Good morning. That is right. Global markets are bracing for more torrid trading today. In the wake of that UK vote to leave the European Union. World stocks saw more thar $2 trillion US wiped off their value following that unexpected decision for a Brexit. The pound fell as much as 10% against the EU dollar to touch levels last seen in 1985. In London the stock exchange fell by 3% at the close of plaid but markets in Paris, Frankfurt, Milan and Madrid almost as much as 12% as investors contemplated the ramifications. Here in Australia the outlook for our share market is a bit more subdued today with futures pricing putting the ASX 200 having shares flat or slightly up. The ASX 200 lost 3.2% finishing at 2.5-month lows on Friday. So here is how things are standing this morning. At the close on Friday, Association
the dhow fell 3.4%, the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations System lost 4.1 act.

The fallout from the Brexit vote continues with the BBC reporting this morning that HSBC will move up to 1,000 staff from London to par fis the UK leaves the single market economy. The staff who would be re located would be those who process London.
payments in euros for HSBC in London. It means the UK will now need to renegotiate its trade relationship with the European part
Union including whether it remains market.
part of the Ingle is is single EU market. Without unpredicted access to the EU, London's big finance firms could move operations outside the UK. HSBC at this stage has declined to comment. A bit more on show
the market reaction I wanted to show you a couple of images that stood out from Friday. Here is what happened to the Australian share market. This is 11am when the votes came, in it dive and plunged. It did end up recovering but that downward trend continues. The pound also fell very sharply following that vote. Let's look at that. This is what the British pound did, it plunged to its weakest level in more than 30 years, since 1985. It did recover to a 6-year low against the dollar. But it's still low but for the Australian market things are aren't looking too bad. And. And a nice breather hopefully.It's looking flat with a slight upward trend. Tomorrow is a big day because the global markets will open tomorrow.The times was perfect for the weekend for everyone to draw breath.Let's get more now on the EU referendum and its fallout in the UK. The ramifications are being felt on both sides of the political divide. Alistair Campbell is the former communications director to the British PM Tony Blair, the former PM. And he spoke to me a short time ago. I asked him what his immediate reaction was the moment this of the
outcome became clear on the night of the referendum.I was in the BBC studio where the results were coming in and I was there on a wasn't
panel reacting. To be honest, I wasn't terribly surprised because I had been saying for some time that I felt the campaign had gone. And that there were just too many people who were no longer listening to arguments, who really, really care what the facts were, they were just going to go with this emotional thing, with this ball that was rolling. I think as it sunk in and funnily enough where are we now, Sunday, today worse than Friday, just feeling absolutely - just shocked we have made such a Catsically stupid decision, and -- cat troughically stupid decision and people are saying didn't you used to be a serious country? There's a lot of buyers remorse going on. I was just on the way here earlier bumping into a woman who stopped me and said she felt really bad because she voted Leave and I asked her why you did that, and she said I didn't know you had to leave if you voted Leave. And for all these people who fell for the lies that we send 350 million pounds a week to the European Union, when we don't, and that one has already unravelled. The promises their made on immigration have already unravelled. It's a catastrophe and I think we are only at the beginning of the consequences playing out I think.Can this be reversed in any way? Is there any means to reversal? Is this petition at least the beginning of it or any other ways?I think it's very hard to see that. The petition is an expression of shock and anger. There is a real anger at the fact that all these warnings that we made that the other side just dismissed as project fear and all the lies they told - I've been involved in a lot of campaigns and I am an absolute believer in tough and robust campaigning but these people, they fought on a pack of lies. They literally fought on a pack of lies. And I just think that the public are going to get angrier. The public will get angrier about this. Some people still think it's great and they believe we got our country back, sovereignty, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. But I think you will see people realising that we really have shot ourselves in the foot economically. What sort of society we are, what sort of country we. Are we are seeing a whole kind of wave of quite small but disgusting, racially motivated incidents happening around the country. Kids being given letters by people, by grown-ups in quotes saying why haven't you gone home yet? We voted to get rid of people like you. It's disgusting what's been unleashed. You've said in the last little while if Boris is PM, Jeh Johnson, I will be ashamed to be British. There will be a number of people in Britain, clearly those who voted someone
leave, who will be thrilled to have someone like that as their leader? The only thing I say about that is that when Boris Johnson was running to be mayor of London, and winning two elections, he was Mr Modern Progressive Conservative. He was I get the young people. He was the guy the young people liked because he was funny and you could get a selfie with him and all that crap. But now young people are absolutely furious with him. I've got kids in their 20s. I know a lot of young people through them and a lot of young people anyway. He is going to that, he
be a hate figure for them. You saw that, he was really shocked when he came out of his house on Friday morn and there was a spontaneous protest outside his house of young people on their way to work screaming dogs abuse at him. And the other thing I would say is the Tory party very rarely rewards the people who wield the knife on their previous leaders. John Major came through the middle. Margaret Thatcher was a bit of a surprise Conservative
when she became leader of the Conservative Party. So I don't think it niece the bank for him at all. He has gone overnight from being a loveable rogue to being an utterly divisive figure. And he has unleashed all this stuff. He has to take responsibility. And not only has he been opportunistic, unprincipled and irresponsible, he's also over the weekend shown himself to be utterly spineless. We've seen him on the television every hour in the last few weeks an now he's gone to ground. He played cricket yesterday, very British, and now he's off somewhere presumably planning his leadership bid. What I think is the truth and Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, they they they were hoping for a 51-49 in so we didn't have this chaos but Cameron was weak and he could knock him out.Let's turn to the Labour leadership, what do you make of this cascade of resignations from the Labour Shadow Cabinet? Are those resigning doing the right thing and should Jeremy Corbyn stay?I don't think Jeremy Corbyn should stay. I've kept my counsel on this as well. I am in a different position as most because I am not an MP and I'm not involved in the way I used to be when I was working full-time for the Labour government. But it's obvious to everybody and I think the referendum campaign merely confirmed what a lot of us have thought for some time, that he Labour
can't do the job. He can't lead the Labour Party. He cannot - he can't motivate them. He can't do the policy work that needs to be done. We showed you in the referendum campaign the idea that he is the guy to win back these white working class voters particularly in the north and the midlands and part of Wales and parts of Scotland that we lost, it's a nonsense. So I think - the thing about Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters and these tens of thousands of people who fair enough and
he motivated them to join the party and get him elected, but they used to say that the reason they lied to him - they liked him is because he says what he thinks and he doesn't take the line. These people are resigning today they're saying what they think, having seen him up close they know he can't do the job. So I think they are doing the right thing because the idea - general
there's probably going to be a track
general election coming down the track sooner than people think. I'm afraid that, as we are, we don't have a hope in hell.It would be seen to be chaos on both sides as well. With you saying Labour doesn't have a hope in hell, goodness knows where that go then. But then we have the issue of Scotland and them suggesting they might attempt a veto at the outcome. Because they don't want to leave the EU u. How do you see that playing out?I think it's complicated. This is the thing - I don't know if you followed the referendum and the debate much, but it was so dismal because we have a welter of very right-wing newspapers, some of them owned by one of your former sons Murdoch. They lie systematically about the European Union. They whip up all this anti-immigrant stuff the whole time, which is kind of ironic, so you have had this sort of crazy atmosphere, and so these lies that were pumped out by the Leave campaign, they weren't really challenged. And so I think that now what you are getting, we're going to get into the detail that wasn't will
got into during the campaign. I will give you one tiny example. Just quickly if you can.If you're in France, they manage our borders. Why are they going to do that now? You can come through France straight into England why are you still on French soil? Why are they going to do that now. So all these immigrants who are going to get through France, they would say Let's
there's Britain over there.V. Let's talk about the idea of contagion to other EU members. Do you imagine this Leave sentiment spreading now as a result of what's happened in Britain?I certainly imagine - it was really interesting that hen the results were announced the first European leader out of the traps to welcome it was Marine Le Pen, the national Front. We have moment
real problems in Europe at the moment with the far right. In Germany, France, some of the other European countries. And this is just given them a great shot in the arm. That if you really, really, really play a whip up all this fear of immigrants, then you can, you know, really make political hay. Have we learnt nothing? Have we really got such short memories that why did the European Union even come into being? It came into being because of history of the great powers of Europe constantly being million
at war, killing each other by the million and that stopped. And of all the world leaders, there are only three foreign policy voices, apart from Le Pen, who really come out and welcome this. Vladimir Putin who is sitting in the Kremlin laughing his head off, he's managed to see European Union de stabilised without him lifting a finger. Donald Trump and ISIS. That is the mess we have created.Alistair Campbell really good to talk to you. Thank you so much for joining us.Thank you.Such a cheery way to start the day.He was a bit reserved. I am surprised he wasn't more forth right! What did he say cat troughically stupid.Apparently when he arrived at the studio, he knew he was speaking to and an broadcaster, he said, "I'm here to seek asylum" And now we have Simon Breheny to look at the papers. Good morning.Good morning.You feel Campbell?
very differently to Alistair Campbell?Yeah, I've got a pretty different view on this. I think it's a terrific result for the British people.While you talk let's bring up the front page of the Financial Review.I think it's terrific they're going to take back power over a whole range of things including the laws that apply to them rather than having euro crats in Brussels make the decisions on their behalf, they will make those decisions at their own ballot box themselves and I think that is a wonderful thing. Good on them. Malcolm Turnbull has used Brexit as a pitch for stability, he said we need consistency, we need stability and certainty and that means giving us another go. It's a good message and it will be interesting to see whether it resonates on July 2, but certainly that is the pitch he went for during the campaign launch yesterday in Sydney.I get the point you are making about sovereignty and the British Parliament making laws. But don't you think this will be economically catastrophic?It's clearly had a very significant impact on the financial markets and that is very, very, very unfortunate. It's - the pound obviously took a pounding, and that was quite a shock. But I think that the problem there is that financial markets failed to take into account properly the realistic probability of a Brexit vote actually going forward. The political elite was wrong on this. Both Labor and Conservative leaders were wrong on it. A whole range of people who thought they knew what was going to happen were wrong, and this is unfortunately what happens when financial markets make a bet and they lose. They bet on Remain and that wasn't the result. It's very, very unfortunate but I hope that this allows them to make a better decision next time and say maybe the polling, having gotten it wrong twice now during the general election and during the Brexit vote, is something we might be more wary of.On the Australian you have us more
pulled out as well and this returns us more solidly to the election campaign.Final week of the election campaign, obviously the newspapers are covering this pretty heavily.It will be intensive now. Today a Newspoll was released which put the PM on the cusp of victory which means the oeltion has pulled ahead, it's been 50/50 for a long time now and they've pulled a head to 51-49.But the PM's strong message yesterday at the launch was one of anxiety, that is my enter -- interpretation about any votes for independence or any protest vote. His fear of what not actually in
holding on to majority government right?
in the lower house in his own right?I think it's a few things and the primary vote graphic that you see on the screen now is one of the reasons why he is trying to push this message and why perhaps we're seeing it resonate going from 41% to 43% during the last - the period of the two Newspolls. He is concerned that he may not have enough votes for the joint sitting. So they want to have not only enough seats in the lower house to form government but enough in the Senate so that when that joint sitting comes BAS back, this is a solutioned double dissolution election, these bills are put to the joint sitting so they can pass. That is the real risk. The other thing is that we He is using this message of don't go for Oakeshott and Windsor and Lazarus and Lambie and those other guys in the upper house, make sure you're yet Voting for the Coalition. The reason he is doing that is because he has had great difficulty as Abbott did under his prime ministership getting legislation through the Senate. He wants to avoid that as well. So the whole range of things are at play here, which all lead to the PM making the point that you've got to put the Coalition number one.Let's leave Brexit and politics and go to the potentially more political charged issue, though, of school zones.This is lot
really interesting story and for a lot of parents and people trying to get into the real estate market something that won't come as a a
surprise is if you want to get into a school zone around a McKinnon secondary or a university high - One of the more preferred school zones, so not just any school zones.Exactly. You go through the ranking of public high schools, the likelihood is that property prices around those high schools are likely to be very, very high and much, much higher than slightly outside of those zones.What is new about this?I think that is the case. One of the things that is really interesting here is how that discrepancy has grown around one of these high schools in Melbourne. The discrep neny is as high 600,000. That is a lot of money to get your kids into admittedly what are terrific schools but a lot of money to pay on the real estate side to then get your kids into education.
these great schools on the education.I just always thought the other way of seeing this story is for other state schools to try and elevate their status and their capability to those preferred schools.More of a long-term process.Medium term but surely that should be the ambition of any school, that it be as preferred as the
though ones we all try to get into the zone of. It would be really good if that could be the result. We will not let you crow about Hawthorn.Hawthorn had a great victory!Enjoy the last week of campaigning.Let's go to sport now. Real sport here. Here is Steve. Fear not, Simon. I will cover it for you. Hawthorn has moved baa k to the top of the AFL ladder, the first time this season. It was a slow start for the reigning Premier as Gold Coast and specifically Gary Ablett made the early running in this game. Tom Lynch was causing some big problems for the Hawthorn defence but in Luke Hodge's first game back for eight weeks the Hawkes aim came back strongly after quarter time. The 26-point win puts the club on top of the ladder for the first time this season after 14 rounds. Melbourne Storm is second on the NRL ladder after olding off the West Tigers just last night. Stormed on frack for what would be a crushing win, with second rower Felice Kaufusi grabbing a double among four tries but the second half was all Tigers as they ran in four unanswered tries. Melbourne halfback Cooper Cronk sealed the minutes
result with a field goal with four minutes level. Australian Jack Miller has won his first MotoGP race in tough wet conditions in fet everlands, Miller broke through for what is his maiden triumph in the class. The race was re started after 14 laps due to that weather. Andrea Dovizioso and Valentino Rossi among those then to crash out, leaving Miller to win ahead of Marc Marquerz and Scott Redding. And Germany and France are through to the last eight of the European football championships. Germany outclassed and outplayed Slovakia as they progressed 3-0. France responded from an early penalty with two second half goals, sealing the host's quarterfinal spots. Thank you. Now we will have Vanessa with the weather in just a moment and we're also staying with the Brexit discussion. Your comments coming in, many of them interestingly pro-Brexit.But first here is Vanessa with your Monday morning weather.A an upper level trough is producing rain over south-eastern Queensland and northern NSW. There's a old front progressing from Victoria into north-east Tasmania. A high pressure system clears central Australias. We see the next system a moderate front and trough into WA tomorrow it crosses east all week. Queensland a band of rain in the this
south-east contracts off the coast this afternoon into the evening. The south-westerly air is very cold and some sleet about the Granite Belt tonight.

Lots of your comments coming in, Karen says now the Lexit and Scexit - is London the Lexit? What is Scexit? Scandinavia. We don't know what it means but thank you.UK voted with their hearts says Karen, it is not all about the almighty dollar.Maude says Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have to all agree and section 50 of the EU agreement needs to be fulfilled. Which is the trigger to exit.Helen says will England want to leave the Commonwealth? You would think they the
would want to say.No, essential the Commonwealth.The JoThe majority voted in. No change. We hope the media can move on from this. It seems to be a media obsession.I am bored with Brexit. Can I be honest? Hashtag #boredwithBrexit.I'm still hashtags omg Brexit!We're back after this break on breakfast.

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Welcome back to News Breakfast. Thank you for watching. Today on the program - three Australians and a New Zealander released by kidnappers in Nigeria after being held captive for five days.Brexit turmoil - Scotland threatens to veto the decision to leave the EU as almost half the shadow Cabinet quits.Donald Trump and ISIS - that is the mess we have created. Pushing aheads as the final week of campaigning gets under way, the latest Newspoll shows the Coalition at a 14-week high.Also ahead - half a kilometre across the world's largest telescope takes shape in China. We will hear how the CSIRO will turbocharge its research, that is with our resident as mon mer Alan Duffy come up.And back on top - premiere Hawthorn retakes poll position in the AFL after a hard fought win over Gold Coast in Launceston.NSW and Queensland catching up on the big winter chill. 15 degrees today in Brisbane.There's much relief this morning for the families of kidnapped mine workers in Nigeria including three Australians, they have been released by their captors overnight. Their employer, the Perth-based minor Macmahon Holdings confirmed the ree release in a statement but it says five men have been injured, two of them seriously.Three Australians an one New Zealander were among the seven men who were kidnapped on Wednesday. Macmahon Holdings says their families have been have spoken to the men by phone and are all but treated by a medical specialist.We are joined by Martin Cuddihy, he spoke to us a short No,
time ago via webcam from Nairobi. No, we don't know the condition of the Australians, apart from what five
Macmahon has said, and they said five of the men have been released were injured. Two of them seriously as you said. We are not sure which or who has been injured. And to what degree. But we are seeing a couple of reports come ought in the last few minutes from the AFP news agency saying that perhaps this wasn't a release of these men, that perhaps May have been rescued. There are still some conflicting reports & about what has happened in southern Nigeria.Take us through how this ordeal unfolded in the first place, Martin.On Wednesday morning, these men were travelling in a four-car convoy on their way to work. So Macmahon Holdings, the Western Australian mining company, has a contract for some quarrying operations in the delta region of south-east Nigeria. This is a region that's notorious for kidnap for ransom. A lot of semifinal professional criminal gangs operate in this area. On that morning, just near a bridge about And
30 militants attacked the convoy. And the driver of one of the cars was killed and it sounds like we're hearing now that several of the hostages were also injured during that initial ambush. They were taken awhich by boat and it seems they've been released in the last It's
few hours which is terrific news. It's great news. A and all of this goes to further underscore the dangers, the potential dangers of both living and working in Nigeria. That is right. Nigeria is notorious for this sort of behaviour, particularly in that area, the criminal gangs, they operate there, but also in Abuja and Lagos, the two major cities in Nigeria. Just sort of common street crime, muggings a very common, also home invasions are a big problem there. So this is really one of the most lawless countries in Africa you could say.Further developments expected on that story over the course of the morning. Cuddihy our correspondent there. A big welcome back to Virginia Trioli! Welcome back!Thank you. Very nice to be back here. I came back because I much.
was missing election campaign too much.She was texting and messaging and calling me. You were almost suffering withdrawal symptoms? Anything happened. How long is the deficit going to stay around and I thought I may as well come back. Raring to go!Here we go.As we the
hurt intol the final five days of the campaign. Let's take you back to the UK to the other developing story. There is even more uncertainty over the fallout from the big EU referendum vote. Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned that her country's Parliament could veto the exit saying her priority is of course Scotland, which voted overwhelmingly to remain in the EU. The Shadow Cabinet is feeling the effects with almost half of the party's frontbench quitting and more walkouts expected in protest against Jeremy Corbyn's leadership. Former Blair government communications director Alistair Campbell has warned the security risks involveed with Brexit.There are only three foreign policy invests apart from le len -- Le Pen who come out and welcome this - Vladimir Putin who is kit Sithing in the Kremlin laughing his head off. He is seeing the European Union de stabilised without him lifting a finger. Donald Trump and ISIS. That is the mess we have created.Alistair Campbell a short time ago as the final week of election campaigning begins the latest polling shows support for the Coalition has jumped to a 14-week high. A Newspoll in today's the Australian shows that on a two-party preferred preferred basis, the Coalition is leading 51% to 49%. The Coalition's primary vote has risen to 43% and the opposition has made no gains, according to this poll.112 immigration officers have been caught in the last 12 months selling says visias for sex, according to a senior Border Force official. An ABC 7:30 investigation with Fairfax Media has discovered in the last 12 months Australian Border Force chief Michael Pezzullo has re refer 132 cases of suspected corruption, claiming nothing is being done to stamp out the problem. It comes as a former immigration official claims that a focus on boat arrivals has allowed migration crime involving people arriving by plane to flourish unchecked.Former West Coast Eagles footballer Ben Cousins has been taken to hospital after police say Perth.
he was behaving erratically in Perth. Officers told the ABC the incident was being treated as a mental health issue and no charge have been laid. The former Brownlow medallist has struggled with substance abuse in recent years. The Iraqi PM has declare victory over the Islamic State group in the city of Fallujah. The government said they had recaptured the city a week ago but fighting continued in the city. Between government forces and the last pockets of IS resistance. The Defence Minister says 90% of the city is now safe and habitable.Eight children and two adults have been injured after a roller-coaster derailed and crashed at a theme park in north Lancashire in Scotland. People say the injured are all being treated at local hospital hospitals. The incident involved the tsunami ride. One eyewitness said people were trapped up Sidebottom -- upside-down on the ride following the crash.More than two tril dollars was wiped off global financial market on Friday as a result of the Brexit referendum defied expectations. At the close the dhow fell.

Now for a weather update here is Vanessa.A bit of a roller-coaster over the weekend with a very cool blast of wintry weather. Brisbane morning and afternoon rain, 15

Let's go straight back to the Brexit vote, which has divided Britain and sent shock waves through global markets.Michael Rowland from the -- Nick Rowley worked at Downing Street as a former advise tore Tony Blair and he joins us now. Good to talk to you again.Good morning.Your response to the Brexit vote. It seemed to have caught so many people out, it certainly caught the anticipated
financial markets out. Nobody anticipated this but the majority of those in the UK spoke, so on that basis shouldn't it be accepted?It will be accepted. And it's an enormous shock. And it Wa was a majority, it was around 52-48. That is a very divided country when you look at those votes but it's also a very, very divided country when you look at other elements. When you look at the differences between London, of
Scotland, and the vote in the rest of the UK, you look at the difference wean the north and the south. You look at the differences between the young and the old. It's been an enormous shock and normally after an enormous shock like this, sort
things tend to bed down and you sort of think it's not that bad and One
this is how we will move forward. One of the strange things that's happened in the last couple of days since the vote is the ramifications and people understanding quite what those ramifications might be at a European level or in terms of British domestic politics seem to have only escalatedSo you can't see a way forward? I I think a lot of people in Australia are saying as you understood Kated difficult things happen, the -- as you indicated difficult things happen, thing also settle down. Don't you think that will be the case? Eventually, yes. I think that Whitehall will probably be more like Yes, Minister. But we've lost the British PM. He has said he will stick around until October. It's inclear who the British PM will be or the lead over the Conservative Party will be. It's unclear what the leader of the Labour Party, the opposition party, will be. There's enormous ructions in relation to that question. It's unclear whether Scotland actually is going to abide by that referendum vote and whether it constitution ally, whether the Scottish Parliament can engage in negotiations with Europe. It's unclear what will happen with regard to the whole Irish question. In Northern Ireland you've got highly capable professional people who can just go straight over the boarder from Northern Ireland to Ireland, that may not be the case when you look at Northern Ireland actually having to come out of the European Union, when a majority of people in Northern Ireland, unionists even, people who believed in the United Kingdom being part of the United Kingdom voted to remain within the European Union. So really this is - it's like free form jazz, it's all over the place. David Cameron is possibly a little bit like the magician who had this beautifully laid out table. And he question.
said I can deal with this European question. Can just flip that white table cloth and everything will remain the same. But he flipped that white table cloth off the table and there's one almighty mess on the floor.So the mess on the floor is as you say yet to be cleaned up or we don't know how far that mess extends. We are seeing from Scotland the threat of some sort of veto although people think that is unlikely. In the meantime, how does the UK get itself back together as a nation?Parliament will be sitting today on Monday, and that will be very interesting to observe. That will be more than just political theatre. That will be very, very interesting to watch. I are we going to see the Conservatives will be applauding David Cameron or will he be such a weakened figure that there will be a real push to hurry along a little bit? We have Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of the Opposition And 11 members of his Shadow Cabinet who have said they have no confidence in him. That is going to be one big parliamentary event, shall we say. I think one way to look at this is whether one does one's politics fast or whether one does one's politics slow. I think people who wanted to leave the EU, people listening to the campaign, the very crude campaign thought well if we vote to leave, leaf ef is what we will do and now we will be emboldened by. That leaf will be a very, very, very difficult process. And if you looked at the statements made by David Cameron who made a speech in
very fine speech, a statesman like speech in Downing Street when he announced he was going to leave, if you can trust how terribly upset he would have felt - he was on the verge of tears. But then you look at Boris Johnson and Michael Gove and they looked almost worst. We may have won this war but my to implement
goodness it will be a hell of a job to implement the will of the people here because the politics is going to have to be done slow and ironically we have these European bureaucrats ab-European politicians, Jean-Claude Juncker and Martin Schmitt saying we as Europe want Britain out quickly. We want to move quickly. Which is in marked contrast to what the Conservative leadership or new leadership are saying.Nick Rowley good to talk to you this morning. Thank you.Let's come back home now and to the final week of election campaigning. We will take you to Canberra and Matt Doron joins us from our Parliament House studio the week begins with a new Newspoll?The Coalition has crept ahead after the last Newspoll was showing the Coalition and the Labor Party neck and neck on a two-party preferred basis. I will walk you through these figures. First of all the primary vote. The Coalition is up two points to 43%, Labor remains steady at 36%. The Greens have lost one down to nine and the others which includes Indpendent have lost down to 12. On a two-party preferred basis, the Coalition has crept ahead. They are up one point which
to 51%, Labor is down one to 49%, which does seem to suggest that if those sort of figures are replicated on polling day in around five days' time we could see Turnbull hold on -- Malcolm Turnbull hold on to the prime ministership. In terms of the Bert PM, Malcolm Turnbull is standing there has slumped slightly. He is down to 45% whereas Bill Shorten has slumped slightly. He is down to holding
30% but Malcolm Turnbull is still holding on to that lead there to his rival Bill Shorten. We saw yesterday with the Coalition campaign launch Malcolm Turnbull issue
very much trying to pick up on this issue of the Brexit, pitching it as another reason why the Australian people do need to hold on to a Coalition government for stability, to maintain Australia's stable economic environment in the face of these growing global head winds that many countries around the world will now be facing.And what are the two leaders up to today on the last first - the first day of the last week of campaigning?Bill Shorten is campaigning in Melbourne and will again press the Save Medicare line and continues to be a key part of Labor's campaign. Despite many protests from the blatant
Coalition that it is simply a blatant lie that they would ever try to undermine this central tenant of Australia's social welfare system. Malcolm Turnbull is campaigning in Adelaide. SA is a key concern for both major parties because of the impact that Nick Xenophon could have on polling day. Some people suggesting he could pick up to another two to three Senate seats on top of his own taking his tally there to four and he also has a good chance of taking some lower house seats or eroding the support that Labor and the Liberal Party have in SA. So Malcolm Turnbull there trying to shore up his support in a last-ditch effort in SA.Five more sleeps.Only five.Single digits. Let's stay with the election and Saturday might be the official number
polling day it appears a record number of people are, yes, voting early this year.More than 1.1 million voters have already cast pre poll ballots and the Electoral Commission is gearing up for an extremely busy week. This is its time. Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers joins us now. Welcome to News Breakfast.Good morning.So you have already had a number of prepoll vote. Rr wer you expecting this many this arily early?We knew there would be an increase. In the last few elections three w ef had an increase.How much more than 2013?I think it's 1.16 million have already voted physically at our prepoll centres which is huge. We have issued 1.4 million postal votes as well. So we expect a big increase in postal votes. At this time last election, about 775,000 had voted by this stage. So there's been a very big increase since the last election.So by the time we get to Saturday, what do you imagine on this trajectory those prepoll votes could get up to?This week is the week when most people will do prepoll.It could end up being 2 million.It could be. But we still have this week, we will interact with a large number of Australians, it could be 13 million Australians walking through the door of a polling place or sending a postal vote this week.I prepolled last week because I'm working on Saturday. The AEC officials at my polling booth were exception ally professional. Have you had any problems in the last issues
few weeks?There's always minor issues at election time. The statistics are mind boggling. We hire 80,000 people at election table, it's - election time. There will always be issues but we have great staff and the 80,000 people we hire are ordinary Australian, mums and dads, brothers an sisters. They do a fantastic job and they love doing it. You would have noticed that when you went into the polling booth.Tom, we need to talk about what changes you've made, though, in the wake of the 2013 disaster of the lost Western Australian Senate votes, about 1,370 votes were lost. What changes have you put in place and what guaranteeies can you give this morning that something like that won't happen again?A large number of changes. You could imagine we have been doing pretty much nothing We
other than focusing on that issue. We never want to go through that again. Increased chain of custody mesh e, increased training, increased levels of assurance and we're confident we have done about as much as we can do. However, given we've got 15 million, over 15 million people voting and 80,000 people running the election, we have 7,000 polling places, 94 overseas missions, 41 mobile teams, if you're asking can I give a guilt edged guarantee there won't be any issues? Of course not, not with that manual process. But which we are confident we have done all we can do to increase security for this election.One of the things I found difficult and I'm sure people will agree was the size of the ballot paper. My paper was folding up on the side of the ballot booth. It's still table cloth in size. Do you fear that may confuse, frustrate more voters than usual? It is certainly a very large ballot paper and the other issue and we need to be honest about this the size of the font is quite small when you look at it.I I wear glasses generally when I have to read but I am feel like double lenses service so small. J and we provide magnifying sheets. It would be better if the font was larger and the paper smaller. But it is with
what it is. We have to try to work with people to understand how to cast a formal vote, if they wish to do so. And what rules and procedures are in place. You have that large ballot paper and you have the manual way that we're crosds off the role as well. In your assessment and particularly given your part of the inquiry that looked at the loss of those Senate voting papers in WA, is it time for Australia to to a digital system? There are many parts of to that question and Parliament has looked at that in the last electoral period as well.What is your to
experience?For me, what I'd love to do if we had the cash to do sit is to not use paper rolls, to mark people off, to but the be to mark people off in an automated way. We have already said that at the Joint Standing Committee on electoral matters. I would love to do that. There's a cost involved with cooing doing that. For me that would be the first level of automation I would like to see.And the next? It's a matter for Parliament what plans
happens beyond that.What are your plans for Saturday night?I was correspondent
listening to your previous correspondent saying five more sleeps to the election. I there is a period we will be where we will be extremely busy.It's go to tonight's Australian story Jo Farmer his family didn't think their lives would coat get better when they bought their dream property in Maules Creek.But an open cut mine next door has changed their lives forever.

It's just absolutely gut wrenching to realise that I ef been stuck in limo Limbo for six years, I'm in the prime of my life, this is when you are supposed to be solidifying your future. My little family has had to place that on hold. . (PHONE RINGS) Have you remembered about the blast at one?We are nearly finished. We will be home very soon.Come on, we we've got to go. Come on, quick. We come here with all these plans, to raise our little family. It feels now we're totally trapped.There's been plenty of times they've wished we could just walk away and leave. There's
This but this is our livelihood. There's no way that we can pick up and leave.You can watch that episode of Australian Story tonight at 8 o'clock on ABC TV and iview, a bumper news and current affairs is
evening on Monday nights as always is the case. ABC New, 7:30, Australian Story and a very special Four Corners.A very big Four Corners. Sarah Ferguson has been out on the hustings and thank goodness she has been. She's chatted to the two leaders. To Bill Shorten and to the PM and her interviews in her program are very special pre-election Four Corners going to air this evening.To sport now. Steve Pearse is filling in for PK.You should do that before you flick over to pay TV later for European football championships.Of course! .Which keep you up all night. Now Hawthorn has moved to the top of the AFL ladder, the first time this season that's happened. It was a slow start for Hawthorn both in the season and in this game. But Gary Ablett was causing many of the problems early on, as Tom Lynch as well who took a few very decent marks and Gold Coast was going extremely well in over
this but slowly they were reeled in over the course of the next three quarters. Luke Hodge's first game back for six or seven weeks and the Hawks thaim back very strongly after quarter time. It was a 26-point win which puts the club on top of the AFL ladder aef 14 rounds.Gold Coast got a talented list. Their last 18 months has been hindered with a lot of injuries, a lot of our main, senior high draft pick dry guys are out. They have a few more in today. They rushed us a fair bit and had a better first half than we did. We have learned not to panic. We have a senior group so if we're not playing well in the first half it's a mat ore after few simple tweeks and we can usually hit the scoreboard quick. Melbourne Storm is second on the National Rugby League lat ladder f after holding off West Tigers in what was a tight encounter in the sendst ends last night. I didn't look anything like that in the 26-0
first half because Storm was up 26-0 at half-time. Felice Kaufusi was grabbing a couple of tries there among four for Melbourne Storm but the second half was nearly the complete opposite was Tasmania tigers ran in four unanswered tries and came extremely close to stealing before Cooper Cronk popped up with that field goal which was a sealer towards the end. Melbourne Storm just about getting away with that. Cameron Smith a bit relieved afterwards.I think - we always knew that they the
had plenty of attack in this them, the Tigers. We have seen that time and time again throughout the season. It might be a little bit guilty of just lacking a bit of intensity in the start of that first half. They were going good in the sheds at half-time but probably a little bit weary towards the end. tbl
I think we had to do plenty of work tbl the second 40. Last year we struggled through this period. At State
the moment we're one loss through State of Origin. Last year we lost out
six and really took a lot of steam out of our season last year. But we have to try to stay at the top there and put ourselves in a good position come later in the year. Certainly looks like it. France, Belgium and Germany are through to the quarterfinals of the European football championships. Here is the morning's
best of the action from this morning's games which finished just moments ago.It's Germany! . He is a way very easily. Goal Wes a tap-in. . Gomez with a tap-in. . Easy as you like. Draxler. : It's a penalty! In off the post!

Snappy pass. It's given France the equalising goal!

equalising goal! . The second for the
for France. Can he get his name on the score sheet? It a great display! You bet he can! . World class. And quarter final bound, Belgium.And 4-0, that game finished in favour of Belgium. The Wimbledon tennis championships start in London tonight and Novak Djokovic, the Serb, is aiming for three in a row there and the third leg of what would be a possible and incredible grand slam. Let's have a listen.Andy Murray, Roger, you know, without a doubt because of their first of all ranks in the history of playing and playing well and winning this tournaments, especially Roger for so many times. You know and then you have I think Milos Raonic, who has been playing very well and he's a big serve which is an obvious advantage on this surface that is quick that we have in sports. Kyrgios is definitely one of the players that can go far.That translates from the ser to be the English as Nick Kyrgios. Although maybe that is more authentic. Shoef Novak may well know. Australian Jack Miller has won his first MotoGP race in tough wet conditions in the Netherlands. It was Miller's time to break through for what is a maiden triumph after at this very high class. It was re started after 14 laps due to that weather and Andrea Dovizioso was leading from Petrucci and the 9-time world champion Valentino Rossi at that stage. But all three soon crashed out. So it was left to Miller to cross the line first in true Aussie fashion. Ahead of Marc Marquerz and the Briton Scott Redding.I don't know what to feel at the moment. A lot of people have bad mouthed us and everything like. That said that this project wouldn't work or anything line that. I just hope that we of showed them wrong that idiot.
we can ride a bike. I am not an idiot. Thank you to Honda for taking this risk on me, it's amazing. I can't talk now.A great win for the young man from Townsville. You could have popped in and had a cup of tea with his parents?Townsville would have been eleted. Townsville was fantastic. I can't thank again the good people of Townsville being have been hospitalible to Simon and I as which traipsed around the city. The weather was great.Did you find the water park?Yes, I did.Good relief.They're setting up for V8 Supercars tieing in that last story, it's a city that loves its car races. To the weather now. Good morning, Vanessa.It was a lot warmer last week than down south. A big thank you for sending me your cold weather snaps this weekend. The snow weather reached Daylesford on Friday and this was a photo from that little town. We also have one a little guy who recently mochs from Rockhampton to Orange in NSW and it was the first time he had seen snow. As for today we still have snow falling in NSW above 900m. It's likely to reach the Northern Tablelands. Today an upper level tro trough is producing rain mainly over south-eastern Queensland and eastern NSW w.s Committee see a front pro progress progressing & across Victoria to eastern Tasmania. For Queensland, a band of rain in the south-east this contracts off the coast during the afternoon and evening. The south-westerly air very cold, light persistent showers to follow over southern inland and some sleet about the Granite Belt tonight.

Stay with us, it's a very busy news day but ahead we're giving you a break. Astronomer Alan Duffy is joining us with all the news from space, yes, he's just recently been there. And this week it's all about technology. 3D printing of tools on the International Space Station. And the construction of the world's Earth.
biggest telescope right here on Earth. That's all coming up shortly but first here's the far out Michael Rowland. Thank you, Virginia. 3 Australians and a New Zealander who had been kidnapped in southern Nigeria have been released. The men were in a group driving on the outskirts of the city of Calabar on Wednesday when they were attacked by gunman. Their Nigerian driver was killed. The group worked for McMahon Holdings. The company hasn't said if it paid a ransom. Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned her country's parliament could vita Britain's exit of the EU. The Shadow Cabinet is also feeling the effects with almost half of the party's front bench resigning and more walk outs expected in protest at Jeremy Corbyn's leadership. As the final week of election campaigning begins, the latest polling shows support for the Coalition has jumped to a 14-week high. A Newspoll in today's Australian shows that on a 2-party preferred basis the Coalition has edged ahead of Labor leading 51-49%. The Coalition's primary vote has risen 2 points. And 112 immigration officers have been caught in the last 12 months selling visas for sex. That's according to a senior Border Force official. An ABC 7:30 investigation with Fairfax media has discovered in the last 12 months Border Force chief Michael Pezzullo has referred 132 cases of suspected corruption claiming that nothing is being done to stamp out the problem.Now for more on the ramifications of the EU referendum in the UK. Alistair Campbell is the former communications director to the former British PM Tony Blair. He spoke to me a short time ago. I started by asking him what his immediate reaction was when this outcome, the Brexit, became clear. When I was in the BBC studio where was
the results were coming in and I was there on the panel kind of reacting and to be honest, I wasn't terribly surprised because I'd been saying for some time that I felt the campaign had gone and there were just too many people who were no longer listening to arguments, who didn't really care what the facts were. They were just going to go with this kind of emotional thing. This sort of ball that was rolling. I think as it sunk in, though, and funnily enough, where are we now? Sunday, today, worse than Friday, just feeling absolutely just shocked that we've made such a catastrophic ally stupid decision. We're just, I think the world is looking on and thinking, you know, didn't you used to be a serious country? And I also think there's a lot of buyer's remorse going on. It makes you weep but I was just on the way here earlier, bumping into a woman who stopped me and said, you know, she felt really bad because she voted Leave. I said, "Why did you do that then?" She said, "I didn't realise if you voted leave it meant you had to leave." And I thought oh my god and all these people who fell for all these lies about, you know, we send £350 million a week to the European Union, we don't. We can spend that money on the health service when it doesn't exist. That was already unravelled. The promises they've made on immigration have unravelled. It's a catastrophe and we're only at the beginning of the consequences playing out, I think.You've said in the last little while if Boris Johnson is PM, I'll be ashamed to be British. There will be a number of people in Britain, clearly those who voted Leave, won't be ashamed, they will be thrilled to have someone like that as their leader. The only thing I'd say about that is when Boris Johnson was running to be mayor of London and winning 2 elections, he was Mr Modern progressive conservative. He was I get the young people. He was the guy that young people liked because he was funny and you'd get a selfie with him and all that crap. But now, young people are absolutely furious with him. I've got kids in people
their 20s and I know a lot of young people through them and a lot of young people anyway. He's going to become a hate figure for them. You saw that. He was really shocked when he came out of his house on Friday morning and there was a spontaneous protest outside his house of young people on their way to work screaming dog's abuse at him. The other thing I'd say is that the Tory Party, very rarely rewards the people who wield the knife on their previous leaders. John Major came through the middle. Margaret Thatcher, actually, was a bit of a surprise when she became leader of the conservative party. I don't think it's in the bag for him at all. He's gone overnight from being a loveable rogue to being an utterly divisive figure and he has unleashed all this stuff. He has to take responsibility. And not only has he been opportunistic, unprincipled and irresponsible, he's also, over the weekend, showed himself to be utterly spineless. We've seen him on the television every hour in the last few weeks and now he's gone to ground. He played cricket yesterday, very British, and now he's off somewhere, presumably planning his leadership bid. Do you know what I think is the truth about Boris Johnson and Michael Gove. I think they were hoping for a 51-49 in so we didn't have all this chaos, but Cameron was weak and he could knock unprincipled
him out and I think he's as unprincipled as that.Let's talk about the principle of contain dge to other EU members. Do you expect this to spread now as a result of what's happening in Britain?I certainly imagine - it was really interesting that when the results were announced the first European leader out of the traps to welcome it was Marine Le Pen, National Front. We've got real problems in Europe at the moment with the rise of the far right, in Germany, France, some of the other European countries, and this has just given them a great shot in the arm. That if you really, really, really play and whip up all this fear of immigrants, then you can, you know, you can really make political hay. Well, you know, have we learnt nothing, have we learnt nothing? Have we really got such short memories that why did the European Union even come into being? It came into being because of the history of the great powers of Europe constantly being at war, killing each other by the million and that stopped. Of all the world leaders, there are only 3 foreign policy voices, apart from Le Pen, who really come out and welcome this. Vlad Vladimir Putin who is sitting off.
in the Kremlin laughing his head off. He's managed to see European Union destabilised without him lifting a finger. Donald Trump and ISIS. That is the mess we have created.A shell shocked Alistair Campbell who spoke to us earlier on in the program. We will be tweeting an putting on our Facebook page that full interview, it's well is
worth viewing.Captivating, I think is the right word. Brexit is, of course, once again dominating the headlines of some of our major newspapers around the country. It's the Brexit hangover, according to the Daily Telegraph. It says protesters in the UK are demanding a second chance vote as the fallout continues over Friday's result.The Guardian Australia which is really following developments minute by minutes, it's worthwhile looking at, says Australia says the British Labour leader is facing a coup with several members of his shadow cabinet resigning amid calls for Jeremy Corbyn to stand down. The last update I read was only 16 members of the shadow cabinet were publicly supporting Jeremy Corbyn at this point.The Financial Review reports PM Malcolm Turnbull used the Brexit shock to urge Australians to vote for economic and political stability.Safety first, the Age features Malcolm Turnbull at the party launch yesterday and the PM offered a platform of stability and growth. The latest Newspoll in Australian has the Coalition pulling ahead of Labor for the first time in this election campaign.The Northern Territory News reporting a big swing to Labor in the seat of Solomon, that's according to a Media Reach poll.In the Canberra tiems claims that criminal syndicates are rorting Australian work and visa praments.That's also in the Sydney Morning Herald. It says Border Force is facing 132 cases of alleged corruption involving immigration officers. That investigation was in conjunction with 7:30.Stop the madness, is the headline in the Herald Sun. The paper reports on the latest protest by rival groups.
anti-immigration and antiracism groups. Businesses in Melbourne's CBD were forced to shut yesterday as activists clashed with police. The Courier Mail says police are bringing in external experts to help identify and monitor people suspected of being radicalised. In the Mercury, there's evidence compiling of people dumps asbestos Tasmania.
in remote locations around Tasmania. And the Advertiser says speeding truck drivers are avoiding demerit points and fines because companies who own the vehicles aren't passing on the driver details to police.In the West Australian, Benn Cousins was taken to hospital following an incident on Canning Bridge yesterday.Now lots of your comments rolling in about Brexit. The consequences for the UK, even links with Australia and the like, but interestingly, at least this is what we're seeing so far and we don't in any way put this forward as some sort of total about
poll. But very positive feelings about the fact that the UK has voted to leave the EU. Sandy Vibe says it's a marvellous assertion of sovereignty by ordinary folk who are tired of the spin from the PC elites.Brad says "This is the greatest thing to happen to the UK since the end of World War II. With a bit of luck other EU members will have ref rein da so the dictatorship can be resolved." "This might take power away from the grey suited tech carats and to
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Why was that man not smiling?The big pressing question, the great fear in all parts of Britain over the weekend was will UK stars be able to sing in Eurovision next year now that the UK's voted to leave the EU.Australia's not part of the EU and we get to sing in Eurovision, don't worry about that. Some formal ruling for the Eurovision jury saying yes, you can still sing your heart out. Otherwise you'd have to - well, a whole lot of - no, I should stop now. Look, someone who has actually got a dog in this fight is well known astronomer and special guest of our program Dr Alan Duffy. Good morning, nice to see you. You've been watching this Brexit vote with close attention. Did you get to vote?I didn't, I didn't. I've been here too long. I felt this was a decision for friends, relatives and former colleagues sitting in the UK. They would deal with the consequence of this and look, politics aside and a lot of the feelings have been motivated by some kind of regaining independence or some such feelings, but the simple fact is from a science point of view this is a disaster. You had absolutely every major scientific figure from Hawking all the way to Lord Martin Reece, they were all quite clear in the damage this would cause to European wide scientific collaborations, the UK is a net beneficiary of science funding from the EU, which will all stop now as a result of this.So are you.Yes, I was on two EU scholarships, both at undergrad and post grad level which meant that I was able to go to one of the best universities in Europe, learn new computational techniques which is actually what I was hired first when I came to Australia for. That level of training I got was only possible because of the EU.Just as well we've got you now, Alan, so Australia can be the net Ben fishery of your scientific expertise. You've brought in a prop this morning.This is -Was this what I was supposed to be wearing to the Melbourne Cup this year?You can if you like.Look at that. It's a fascinator.It's very fetching. The doofus prize this morning goes to Trioli. What is this?This is an example for 3D printing and for mike well have a space wrench.He's a space monkey so that works.From our advanced manufacturing centre I knocked off these couple of 3D printing which is an example of the range of complexity that you can create anything from delicate, very complex structures like this which are 5 dimensional string all the way to a wrench and -A pretty solid wrench too.Yes, you can use it. This is going to change manufacturing.What is this for? This is to demo what a 5 dimensional string looks like as you're turning it in -Is this a black hole. Jump in here, Michael. This is can be a space ship.So this is just an example of some of the things that you can create with 3D printers but I have to say I don't have quite a cool location as the International Space Station which has hosted the latest in 3D amazing
printing and this was a bit of an amazing experience for a young high school student. I think we've got a grab of him.Let's have a look. What was your impression of my design of the multipurpose precision maintenance tool? Do you think it will be useful on station? You know, I think this tool will be useful. We were just talking about it. Jeff and I were, you know. And what's cool about it is that oftentimes we're having to look for a deep-well socket. You don't really need a deep-well socket when you have this because you can hold it in your hand and ut it down. So it has lots of useful pieces on here.How did he get to send that Station?
stuff up to the International Space Station?Robert was in a high school competition, NASA assessed all of these plans and said this is a functional tool, we want this tool and we will send it up to the space station. So the astronauts got sent a file and they just downloaded it and printed it off. So it's the new way of getting spares and replacement parts up to space without having to actually rocket it up. Imagine if Apollo 13 would have had a digital printer. Two hours later it would have been done. It takes away some of the tension. You can replace anything in your spacecraft.Anything?This is the future of space exploration and manufacturing.Can I ask one technical question, though. Is the manufacturing clean uf that it doesn't create the filings and the leavings that might float around and cause problems?Yes, this particular technology you can avoid all of that. There are other 3D printers where no, they will create some of this dust.What's this about the rings of Saturn being smudged?Did you do that?I can honestly say I didn't have anything to do with this. The rings of Saturn, these beautiful elegant structures 120,000 kilometres across yet just 20 metres thick. This is old school 12 inch final that's thinner than a human hair and beautifully scup - sculptured by moons. We noticed this weird smudge, this thing we call it a course
jet, basically formed over the course of a day. It was captured by the Cassini space probe. The reason isn't actually clear yet. We think it might be one of the moons of Saturn has a bit of a strange orbit and might have caused a kink in the ring. But for something that would last 100 million years in its pristine state, to see it change just over the course of a day was quite shocking and made for a really nice photo.Of course we get all these images because of deep space photography and the like. telescope.
Tell us about the world's largest telescope.So this is China's 500 metre FAS and it's a cast, a valley that's filled with reflecting panels.It looks like an opening scene from a James Bond movie. Absolutely.Evil territory.That was Golden Eye. So this is bigger than the US's one, it's the biggest in the world. It will be able to find hundreds of millions of galaxies but what's extraordinary about it is this giant bowl, it's a giant satellite dish basically. It would barely fit under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The technology is at the very centre where the light gets beamed up, it is actually Australian technology. It's the CSIRO have upgraded this incredible telescope.And you could either have a Hadron collider running around the perimeter or you could turn that into a really great carnival ride. And make some money at the same time.If it fails from a science point of view lit be great for tourism. The amazing thing is that although the CSIRO have provided the technology for this upgrade, it really does make it 19 times more powerful, the new latest technology built by CSIRO for the Australian SK Pathfinder is actually that's much further advanced again and we've held onto that for the time being but we were able to sell some technology and here is an example. The green dish is basically like a digital camera, your smart phone in the opt Cal, this is the radio equivalent. It allows you to take these beautiful pictures and have essentially a much bigger telescope.Thank you, Alan. That was fun with toys too. You can hold onto that if you like. Thank you.And I will keep this for the races in November. There we go. Nice to see you.Thank you very much.Tributes have been flowing in for the New York fashion photographer the street photographer really, Bill at
Cunningham, who died on the weekend at the age of 87.Cunningham took pictures of New York celebrities and travelled the city by bicycle for nearly 40 years to chronicle the fashions of the street, typically using a single lens reflex camera which takes a fair bit of skill. Let's take a listen to the photographer speaking the the documentary from 2010, Bill Cunningham - New York.That fashion show is definitely on the street. Always has been and always will be. It never occurred to me that I'm just waiting. It's always the hope that you will see some narve louse exotic bird of paradise, meeting a stunning elegant woman and someone wearing something terrific. I don't decide anything. I Leat the street street to
speak to me. And in order for the street to speak to you, you've got to stay out there and see what it is. You just don't manufacture in your head that skirts at the knee are the thing. You go out and photograph people with skirts on the knee. You stay on the street and let the street tell you what it is. There's no shortcuts, believe me.A true original, a beautiful people
photographer and someone that people went out of their way to try and be photographed by.Really? the
Yeah, if you saw Bill Cunningham in the street you would hang around in the hope -Who's this old guy taking photographs?He was a great eccentric, he lived in one tiny room in an old building that he simply refused to leave. There was a most moving and painful part of the interview in that documentary where he's asked about his loneliness and also about his sexuality, which was just - and his religion. It's one of the most moving moments I've ever seen in a documentary and he was a great photographer. And Anna win tour tweeted from Vogue, "We all dress for Bill." That's absolutely true. If he saw what you were wearing and he took your photograph. If that was it, if he turned away you were devastated.Snubbed. There's no comeback from that. Vale, Bill Cunningham. Let's go to sport. Here's Steve Pearce.Good morning. Let's start with the AFL because haw torn - Hawthorn's back on top of the ladder, the first time this year. It was a slow start for the reigning premier. Gold Coast and Gary Ablett were getting things going very much for the Suns who have had a horror run recently. Tom Lynch there was taking a few decent grabs as well. But driven by Luke Hoj - Hodge who was back for the first time in 8 weeks. 26 points was the final margin. Hawthorn on top after 14 rounds of the season. Melbourne Storm is second on the National Rugby League ladder. They held off Wests Tigers although it was a pretty close game in the end. At the start of the match Storm just breezed away, 26-0 at halftime they led. Kaufusi grabbed a couple of triems, among 4 that the Storm had in the first half but the second half was a near mirror image as the wefs Wests ran in 4 of their own tries, unanswered and it was left to Cooper Cronk to seal the result, eventually a field goal for Storm there. Germany, France and Belgium are through to the last 8 of the football European championships this morning. Germany outclassed, outplayed, outdid Slovakia in every facet of the game. A 3-0 score line. Now France responded from going an early penalty down to the Republic of Ireland with two second half goals and that sealed the host's quarter finals spot. And Belgium got through 4-0 late in the day against Hungary. There's only a couple of matches left there in the round of 16. Just a brief story on the cycling. A wide ranging series of checks for hidden motors in bikes will be employed at the Tour de France, according to the French weekly Sunday journal. This problem is worse than doping. The very future of cycling is hanging in the balance, so says the French Sports Minister to that newspaper. Under my orders, he says, research centres have been hard at work to research the best way to combat this menace. As if cycling didn't have enough to deal with.How could One cyclist
they get away with that?They have. One cyclist has been caught already with a hidden motor inside the bike. That sport, I'm done with that sport. It's been so exciting and a big part of my life and I haven't paid much attention to sport but that's it. With doping, hidden motors I'm out.You're over it?Long jumpers with springs in their shoes, come on?It's a bit like that. Athletics have much the same problems.If you want motorised bikes go motor cross racing, not road racing.But it's only a small portion of the international racing league we're talking about here.What can we allege? We don't think the very top guys are but we sat here and watched Lance Armstrong. Who knows. The same with athletics, we've watched the top guys there cheat. Jarred Tallent got gold medal the other day because someone cheated. It's sad for cycling. Because there are guys at the top who are terrific and clean. Cadel Evans, we've got no reason to think anything he ever did was wrong and local guys.Save your sleep, don't stay up and watch it.Here's Vanessa.We've got some beautiful countryside here as well. Wetlands are looking good near Albury and as we near the end of the month the rainfall has been about 20 mm over the average and while the daytime temperature has been close to norm, night about 2 degrees above. And in Katoomba some of the snow remained into the next morning. It's very cloudy over Queensland and NSW. A trough makes its way out later today. High pressure systems stabilises for tomorrow and a weak front passing the south-east, a little showery but very foggy and cold. The next moderate system develops over WA tomorrow. It brings the possibility of 8 to 15mm of rain to Perth. Very little around the rest of the country until Thursday when we see that stronger front passing over the south-east. Queensland:

Thanks so much, Vanessa. Lots more for you on News Breakfast after this short break. Stay right where you are. This program is not captioned.

Welcome back to News Breakfast. Thank you very much for watching. This morning - 3 Australians and a New Zealander released by kidnappers in Nigeria after being held captive for 5 days.Brexit turmoil, Scotland threatens to veto the decision to leave the EU as almost half the shadow cabinet resign and who are the people happy with Brexit? Former Tony Blair spin doctor Alistair Campbell calls it. Just shocked that we've made such a catastrophically stupid decision and I think the world is looking on thinking, you know, didn't you used to be a serious country?Pushing ahead as the final week of campaigning gets under way, the latest Newspoll shows the Coalition at a 14-week high.Also ahead - superstar Adele leads the world's biggest sing along. (Sings) # I remember you say # Sometimes you loss in love #It's been one of the highlights of her headline act at Gaston brrk.And bleeding sport, back in top, Hawthorn takes poll position in the AFL after a hard-fought win over the Gold Coast.NSW and Queensland catching up on the big chill as Brisbane heads for 15 degrees.

And at the start of the final week of campaigning, let's take you straight to the AM studios. The Treasurer Scott Morrison has been interviewed by Michael Brissenden. Transition of the Chinese economy. There is the negative rates in Japan, there's the US continues to improve which is welcome but we live in a very globally volatile, uncertain, economic world and that only underscores that you need to focus on the things that you can control and that's how much you tax and how much you spend and that's why under our administration we will continue to see deficits reduce and we will have lower deficits. We will have lower debt than what the Labor Party is putting up who are proposing higher tacks taxes, higher debt and higher deficits.My point being the political uncertainty in Australia is an academic argument, isn't it? Not at all. We had 6 years of chaos under Rudd/Gillard/Rudd. Independences, Greens, the whole show. That is the last thing that our economy needs is the instability of unsure leadership on the economy and the absolute free for all that can potentially happen in both houses.Your argument in that regard is slightly damaged by your own leadership instability over the last few years.Hang on, I'm not going to let you get away with that. We are absolutely united around the plan we have butt to this election. We demonstrated that again yesterday. Our economic plan is working and Australians can rely the Coalition is the stable choice economically and politically at this election.Let's talk about your budget measures getting the problem
through the Senate. This is where the problem is. You've had a problem with that for the last couple of years, the next Senate, if anything, looks like it's going to be more difficult for a you
government. In terms of certainty, your
you can't really be certain that your measures are going to get through and you're still relying on measures that haven't got through. We can be certain about our plans and what we're putting to the Australian people and we're allowing the Australian people to make up their minds on that. I don't know what they will decide on Saturday, you might have more insight on that, I'm not sure. It's the
important we put our clear plans to the Australian people an our plan has been very clear, to support jobs, to support businesses, to ensure the families have the head room with the tax system to ensure they can work that bit harder, earn more
that extra bit of money and not pay more tax for it. This is our plan - supporting innovation, supporting science, defence industry procurement. The announcement bheasd yesterday to support girls to go into STEM subjects, things of this nature. This is all positive for the economy. At this time of instability, higher deficit, higher debt and higher taxes is not the some
way forward.It is true though that some of your bottom line is predicated on those so-called zombie measures which are the measures -Labor calls them zombie measures, I don't know why you'd choose to adopt their phrase.Which are measures that will never get through the Senate, that's true, isn't it?No, I don't believe it is true. Labor said they were opposed to the school kids bonus, now they're forward. They were opposed to changes on R & D, now they're for it. They were opposed to indexation of local government payments and freezing that, now they're for it. Labor have backfliped on so many issues and they used to be for company tax cuts and now they're against them. So look, Labor changes their position on this to suit the political winds of the time but what I do know is this, over the last 2.5 years, they have sought to sabotage the budget which has cost the budget some $11 billion. If they're elected it will cost the budget $16.5 billion. They will do more dodge than they've sought to do to our Government over the last 2.5 years.Chris Richardson said he
earlier this morning that - I mean he made the point that as a budget economist, he said they're not actually that different, both sides' plans. Both sides making promises that perhaps they will find difficult to keep. The disagreement appears to be around 2% of the budget.$16.5 billion in higher deficit. They will have deficits over the next 4 years totalling lr than $100 billion. I'd call that serious and what Labor is proposing at this election is higher -And yours is $90 billion? No, less, 84. If you consider $16.5 billion a trivial amount in taxpayers' money you can make that Labor
argument. I don't think it is. Labor are saying the deficit will be at least. And that's before Labor and the Greens and the independents together exact the other prices that would be the transaction costs for such a chaotic and instable government. We've also got both sides talking about 10-year plans.No, no, what we've set out is a 10-year tax measure. Labor have a 10-year expenditure plan on education. If you change any tax measure it goes for 10 years, unless you plan to change it further down the track. What Labor is trying to do is say oh no, we're all going to have 10-year costings now.You've put ourout 10-year company tax plan. That is a 10-year measure. There is a difference between a 10-year measure and a 10-year costings and budget process.The the cost of that on the budget bottom line is going to increase over time over those 10 years.Of course it does. How do you pay for that in the end? That's shown in the underlying cash projection over the next 11 years which shows the budget balance position. We pay for it in other changes we're making in revenue areas and on the savings sides on payments. We stay in a positive balance all the way out after the crossover point in 2021, all the way out to 26-27. Our budget shows that to be the case.And it costs $14 billion a year?Well when you get to the end of the 10, 11-year cycle we are still in balance and we're doing that, Michael, because that attracts investment. Every single thing we're doing in our budget is designed to attract investment and drive growth. Now tell me which parts of Labor's plan are going to drive investment and drive growth? Jacking up taxes doesn't drive investment. Jacking up spending doesn't drive investment. All that does is increase the deficit which we know over the next 4 years these very have
sensitive 4 years, where you do have the issues in the UK, you do have the issues in Europe, you do have the issues in Asia, China and Japan and US continues to build. All of that is happening right now and Labor's talking about something 10 or 11 years from now. There are 3 elections between now and then, Michael. Who knows how much more Labor would spend over that period. We'll leave Scott Morrison, the federal Treasurer there being interviewed by Michael Brissenden on AM and turp to our top story and there's much relief around this morning for the families of quid napped mine workers in Nigeria including 3 Australians who have now been re-Leed by their captors. Their employee, the Perth-based minor MacMahon Holdings confirmed their release in a statement but said 5 men have been injured, 2 seriously. 3 Australians and 1 New Zealander were among the 7 men kidnapped on Wednesday. MacMahon Holdings have not provided any detail of the release operation or said if any ransom was paid but it has thanked local and federal authorities for their assistance. The Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has been speaking about the case on commercial radio.I can confirm that all 7, the 3 Australians, the one permanent resident who is of New Zealand nationality, the South African and the 2 Nigerians have been released. The Australian Government does not pay ransoms and we certainly -The company might have?Well the company will have to answer for itself but the Australian Government certainly does not. But I believe that they are all well, they are undergoing health checks and it's obviously been a traumatic time for them.In the UK, there's even more uncertainty this morning over the fallout from Friday's big EU referendum vote. Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned that her country's parliament could veto the exit saying her priority is, of course, Scotland, which voted overwhelmingly to stay in the EU. The Shadow cabinet is also feeling the effects with almost half of the party's front bench quitting and more walk outs expected in protest at Jeremy Corbyn's leadership. Former Blair Government communications director Alistair Campbell has warned of the security risks involved with Brexit.There are only 3 foreign policy voices, apart from Le Pen, this.
who really come out and welcome this. Vladimir Putin who is sitting in the Kremlin laughing his head off. He's managed to see the European Union destabilise without him lifting a finger, Donald Trump and ISIS. That is the mess we have created.Clearly unimpressed Alistair Campbell on our program this morning. 112 immigration officers here have been caught in the last 12 months selling visas for sex. That's according to a senior Border Force official. An ABC 7:30 investigation along with Fairfax Media has discovered that in the last 12 months Australian Border Force chief Michael Pezzullo has referred 132 cases of suspected corruption and he claims that nothing's being done to stamp out the problem. This comes as a former immigration official claims that a focus on boat arrivals has allowed migration crime involving people arriving by plane to flourish unchecked.There's some developing news now and a man in his 30s is in a serious condition after being shot by police in North Queensland. Police were called to a service station in the Townsville superb of Hermit Park just before 4:00 this morning. Queensland Ambulance says he has been taken to hospital with wounds to his abdomen and leg.And a 12-year-old is in a critical condition after a house fire in Gympie in south-east Queensland. 3 and
people managed to escape the house and the top level of the building was significantly damaged. Fire crews were remained at the scene to investigate the cause of that blaze.More than $2 trillion was wiped off global financial markets on Friday as the results from the Brexit referendum defied expectations.

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To the final week of the election campaign now. Let's go straight to our political reporter Anna Henderson who is travelling with the PM and Jane Norman who is following Bill Shorten's every movement today. Good morning to both of you. Anna, let's start with you. The week begins with that Newspoll. Take us through the details.Good morning, Michael. And it's sort of in line with the expectations from both major parties at this point, it seems. The Newspoll figures that have come out this morning have the primary vote for the Coalition up 2 points to 43 and Labor stable on 36. Interestingly as well for the Greens, they're apparently down 1 point to 9 and for the other parties element as well they're also down 1 point to 12. In the 2-party preferred stakes that puts the Coalition ahead 51-49 and in terms of that other figure that's closely watched, the better PM, both down 1 point, Turnbull to 45 and Shorten to 30. So I guess as we start the last week of the campaign, we do see those figures possibly buoying the spirits of the PM at this point.Buoying the spirits of the PM but Jane Norman, making the task of Bill Shorten harder as the final 5 days unfold? Yeah, that's right, Michael. Probably not the news Bill Shorten was hoping to wake up to this morning but also not really that surprising. Labor did enter the contest as the Underdogs. While by all accounts Bill Shorten has run a smooth and effective campaign it ask
was always going to be a very big ask to win the 21 seats Labor needed to form government. While the polls have been a bit confusing throughout this 8 -week campaign, both parties have been bouncing either side of 50. Some analysis that the ABC's done and subsequently some papers have done, by speaking to some senior party strategists suggest Labor is on track to win about 10 seats which would leave it about 10 seats short of forming government. It's only Monday. Anything can happen over the next 5 days. And you can expect Bill Shorten to be very much fired up today and declaring ta that he will give it everything he's got until the final polling booth closes on Saturday to try to clinch government for Labor.And the PM is going to use the momentum from yesterday's party launch to propel himself into the final days of the campaign. What's he up to today? You can't help but think that with the fallout from Brexit and the international focus on stable government and immigration policy and defence that that will play right into Malcolm Turnbull's campaign strategy and the way he's been focusing all throughout the campaign. Today we're headed to a naval integration facility. I understand there will be focus on the submarines announcement that the Government made before this election got under way and we will be looking at some defence initiatives related to the Collins class existing fleet of submarines and then going to a round table with defence experts. We see the Coalition again on safe territory wanting to hammer home those key launch
messages that we heard from the launch yesterday about the need to focus on electing a major party and electing the Coalition and interestingly, we came straight here to Adelaide where the Nick Xenophon party is particularly potent and potentially could take a number of seats just after Malcolm Turnbull's key message from that launch was don't vote in the minor parties.And Jane Norman, where's the magical mystical tour taking you today?All we know is Melbourne. We're here at the moment, we don't know where we will end up tonight. But you can expect Bill Shorten to be very much focusing on his Medicare campaign. We saw that big bus that they unveiled yesterday with Labor will save Medicare written across it. So that will very much be his focus. You can also expect Malcolm Turnbull to be going pretty hard on Labor's costings that they released yesterday. Bill Shorten's confirming that if Labor's elected, the deficits will be about $16.5 billion higher over the next 4 years than the Coalition, mainly because of its spending on things like health and education. So while Labor's trying to, you know, promote its economic credentials, they will very much be under attack from the Coalition today with that admission yesterday.Deep breaths, 5 days to go. Thank you both very much.We can't hold our breath for breathe
5 days we're going to have to breathe but we will finally get there. Let's look at this morning's finance news.Good morning, everyone. Global markets are bracing for more torried trading today. In the wake of the UK's vote to leave the European Union. World stocks saw more than US $2 trillion wiped off their value following the unexpected decision for a Brexit. against
The pound fell as much as 10% against the US dollar to touch levels seen in 1985. In London the stock exchange fell by 3% to the close of trading on Friday but markets in frank cut, Paris, Milan and Madrid lost as much as 12% as investors contemplated the ramifications of an EU member leaf - leaving the union. In Australia the outlook for our share market is subdued today with futures pricing has shares opening flat or slightly up. On Friday around $50 billion in shares was wiped out of the Australian share market following that Brexit vote. The ASX 200 lost 3.2% finishes at around 2.5-month lows. The Australian dollar fell sharply but that has since recovered. And here's how the global markets finished up on Friday.

For more on that Brexit fallout, economist Saul Eslake joins me from Hobart. Good morning to you.Good morning, Del.Before this decision there were dire warnings from global experts about what the Brexit would mean for the UK economy. Can you talk us through now that we know they have voted to leave the EU, what the economic ramifications could be for the country?They're likely to be negative but it's impossible to say at this point whether some of those dire warnings that were issued before the vote last Thursday will come to pass any time soon. Those warnings may in fact have been counter-productive from the Remain campaign's viewpoint because they fed into the antiestablishment sentiment that was behind many of the votes to leave. The biggest concern is that the UK's running a very large current account deficit, about 7% of GDP, which means it's reliant on foreign investment in order to fund that and to allow Britons to spend more than they earn. If, as has been reported, foreign investment into the UK by major companies has been drying up and will dry up further in the aftermath of this vote, because certainly major invest nrs the UK, including Australian investors into the UK are going to have to think very carefully about whether they need to shift their operations out of the UK to other European countries in order to service what will still be a much bigger market on the continent than in the UK itself if that financing does fall away very quickly, and the Bank of England isn't able to replace it from its own sources, then the UK economy could come to a fairly abrupt halt. That was the basis for were
some of the more dire warnings that were made both by the Bank of England and the British Treasury and by private sector forecasters in the lead up to that. The leave campaigners on the other hand were somehow suggesting that the UK could become kind of low tax free trade zone along the lines of Singapore or Hong Kong. That may have resonated with some voters but it does, I think, seem fairly far-fetched in real life.What you were saying about this foreign direct investment leaving the UK, one thing the UK will now have to do is renegotiate its trade relationship with the EU. If it decides to leave the EU, the single EU market, what could that mean? market
Well the access to the single market will still be very important for the continuing health of the British economy because the rest of the EU takes more than 40% of Britain's exports of goods, it's their largest market. Britain's place, London's place as a financial centre depends importantly on it having a rest
financial passport to service the rest of Europe. So it's very much in Britain's access to negotiate, in Britain's interest to negotiate some kind of continuing access to the single market. On the other hand from the EU's perspective, it's hard to see why they would grant Britain any more favourable terms than are already given to Norway and Switzerland to European countries which are members of the European economic era. And those terms require Norway and Switzerland to contribute to the EU budget, to abide by all of the rules of the single market, including the free movement of people across national borders, and to - and they don't get any say in the formation of those rules. If the EU were to grant more generous terms to Britain than to Norway and Switzerland, that would encourage separatist movements in other parts of Europe which I think is the last thing the EU's leadership wants. So it's not going to be an easy negotiation for Britain. Britain could fall back on World Trade Organisation rules that govern trade between countries that are not parties to preferential trade agreements but they would be less favourable to Britain, especially for services than Britain has at the moment, Britain could, as some Leave campaigners had argued, unilaterally reduce its tariffs to become a sort of free trade country like Singapore or Hong Kong but my suspicion is that the kind of public sentiment that prompted the majority of people to vote to leave the European Union because they wanted their own government to exercise greater control over the movement of people across the British borders, are not all of a sudden going to be favourable to allowing greater freedom in the movement of goods and services across Britain's borders. So I don't think there's much prospect either.
of improvements on that front either.That's right. I mean going to that point about moving people across bords, I think central this
London is particularly worried at this point because of the financial services sector there. The reports this morning that HSBC is already talking about shutting down its London's offices and moving to the EU. If that happens what are the ramifications again for the financial services industry that is based out of London in the UK? Well, they're potentially serious. The financial services sector is a large proportion of the British economy, much larger than it is of most other economies. Most major foreign banks have their European headquarters located in London and I know from conversations I've had over the weekend with chief economists working for some of those global banks that their managements are giving serious thought to relocating large number of staff to Paris, to Frankfurt, to Dublin as another possibility, to Amsterdam. That is something that is potentially serious for the UK and I'm sure that Australian companies with a significant presence in the UK, who have that presence not merely to service British customers but to service the much larger number of customers in other EU member countries are also going to have to think seriously about whether they shift some of their operations outside of the UK to somewhere else which will have continuing preferential access to that very large number of customers.And quickly, just before I let you go, what could be the impact here on Australia for our economy in the long term. Does this have big implications for us?The trade implications have fairly small. Britain is not a major trading partner in either direction for Australia. It's more pornts important on the investment front than the trade front. Australian universities who are through their education of foreign students the third biggest export income earner for Australia may be worried at the enhanced competition for student numbers the big fall in stirling will have provided otherwise the trade implications are fairly small. The greater concern is if we see further turmoil on share share
markets that results in big fall in which
share prices around the world, which would be echoed here in Australia, that would have adverse consequences for consumer sentiment, household spending and saving, and if we see upward pressure on - if we see further upward pressure on the US dollar and the Japanese yen, that could prompt the Reserve Bank perhaps into cutting interest rates here, even though there's no domestic policy grounds for doing that.We are going to have to leave it there, thanks for your time and your analysis this morning.Thanks for having me.Back to you. Thank you, Saul, thank you Del. Let's go to sport. Good morning. Hawthorn back on top of the AFL ladder. It's actually the first time this season that the premier of the last 3 seasons has sat on top. Gary Ablett and his Gold Coast Suns had other ideas at Launceston yesterday. But despite some decent play in the first quarter, Hawthorn then wrested control of the match, led by Luke Hoj for the first time in 8 in
weeks. He was back in the side and in the end it was a 26-point win for Hawthorn and the skipper spoke afterwards.Yeah, Gold Coast have got a talented list. Their 18 months have had a lot of injuries. They've had a lot of their main senior, high draft pick guys out. They had a few back today and you can see the talent they have. We've learnt not to panic. We've got a pretty senior group so if we're not playing as good as what we want in the first half, it's a few simple tweaks here and there and we can normally fix it pretty quick. Melbourne Storm is second on the National Rugby League ladder this morning after holding off Wests In
Tigers in the late game last night. In tend it looked like it was closer than it was going to 26-0 at that
halftime to Melbourne Storm and that staged the way they were running through Wests. You would have thought 52-0 was closer to what was going to happen. The second half turned out to be almost a mirror. The Tigers themselves grabbed 4 unanswered tries and came pretty close largely through James Tedesco. And Cooper Cronk popped up with that at the death to seal the victory. Cameron Smith had a quick word afterwards.I think we always knew that they had plenty of attack in them, the Tigers. We've seen that time and time again throughout this season but we might be a bit guilty of just lacking a bit of intensity in the start of that the
first half. They were going good in the sheds at halftime but yeah, look, probably a bit weary towards the end. I think we had to do plenty of work in that second 40. Last year we really struggled through this period. At the moment Origin.
we're one loss through State of Origin. So last year we lost 6 and really sort of took a lot of steam out of our season last year. But we've got to try and stay at the top there and put ourselves in a good position come later in the year.Certainly been a good few weeks for Cameron Smith. Now France, Belgium and Germany are all through to the quarter finals of Euro 2016 from this morning's games. Let's have a look at the best of the action.

1-0 Germany. He's away very, very easily. Gomez with a tap in.

Easy as you like.

It's a penalty. In off the post.

World class and quarter final bound Belgium.England and Iceland tomorrow morning and then the small matter of a minor match between Italy and Spain.There's not much. Thanks, Steve.No colour and movement at that one.Let's check the weather now, good morning. Vanessa. Good morning. It's been looking pretty grey apd grim in Wagga Wagga. It's been a wet June 82.3 mm of rain. Next round of showers comes through on Thursday and a blast from Antarctica drove a light dusting of snow up to the Northern Tablelands in NSW. Today, snow still falling in NSW above 900 metres. It's likely to reach the Northern Tablelands. It clears tomorrow. Our next chance of snow comes on Friday. Today an upper level trough is producing rain mainly over southeastern Queensland and eastern NSW. A fairly weak cold front fro gressing from Victoria to northeastern Tasmania and then we have a stronger one that comes through the south-west tonight.

Let's get more now on that shooting in Townsville. We cross live to reporter David Chen who joins us from the scene. David, good morning. Take us through what happened there.Good morning, Michael. Well what we do know is a bit scant at the moment. But the called
detail so far is that police were called to an incident at the petrol station behind me shortly after 4:20 this morning. After a confrontation with a man in his 30s, the police fired several shots. The man was shot in his stomach and legs. He was taken to the Townsville Hospital in serious conditions and police expect to provide an update later this morning.It's not something that happens every day in Townsville, do we have an update on the man's condition?No, she's - he's still in a serious condition. I spoke to some pub workers who were starting their shift early this morning. They said they were shocked. Something that usually happens in Sydney or Melbourne and not something they would expect to see in Townsville. But just down the street here neighbours who live close to the petrol station said they didn't hear a thing. It's a bit of a shocking event but for of
others not something they've heard of this morning.Let's see what other developments tell us over the course of the morning. Thank you. Let's return to the news of released kidnapped mine workers in Nigeria.Our Africa correspondent Martin Cuddihy joined us a short time ago and I started by asking him about the condition of those kidnaped Australian.We don't know the condition of the Australians, particularly, apart from what MacMahon has said and they'd said 5 of the men who have been released were injured, 2 of them seriousy. We're not sure who has been injured and to what degree. But we're seeing a couple of reports coming out in the last few minutes from the AFP news agency saying that perhaps this wasn't a release of these men, that perhaps they may have been rescued. So there are still some conflicting reports about what has happened in southern Nigeria.Talk us through how this ordeal unfolded in the first place. Well, on Wednesday morning these men were travelling in a 4-car convoy on their way to work. So MacMahon Holdings, the WA mining company has a contract for some quarrying operations in the Delta region of south-east Nigeria. This is a region that is notorious for kidnap for ransom. A lot of semiprofessional criminal gangs operate in this area. On that morning just near a bridge about 30 militants attacked the convoy and the driver of one of the cars was hearing
killed and it sounds like we're hearing now that several of the hostages were also injured during that initial ambush. They were taken away by boat and it seems that they've been released in the last few hours which is terrific news.It's great news and all of this goes to further underscore, Martin, the dangers, the potential dangers of both living and working inI jeeria.That's right. I mean Nigeria is notorious for this sort of behaviour, particularly in that area. The criminal gangs, they operate there but I mean also in Abuja and Lagos, the two major cities in Nigeria, just common street crime muggings are very common. Also home invasions are a big problem there. So this is really one of the most lawless countries in Africa, you could say. Martin Cuddihy, our correspondent there. More now on the ramifications of that EU referendum vote in the UK.Alistair Campbell is of course the former communications director to British PM Tony Blair, the former PM. He spoke to me earlier on. I started by asking him what his immediate reaction was when this outcome became clear.When I was in the BBC studio where the results were coming in and I was there on the panel kind of reacting and to be honest, I wasn't terribly surprised because I'd been saying for some time that I felt the campaign had gone and that there were just too many people who were no longer listening to arguments, who didn't really care what the facts were, they were just going to go with this kind of emotional thing, this sort of ball that was rolling. I think because it sunk in though and where are we now, Sunday? Today worse than Friday, just feeling absolutely just shocked that we've made such a catastrophically stupid think
decision and that we're just, I think the world is looking on and thinking you know, didn't you used to be a serious country? And I also think there's an awful lot of buyers remorse going on. It makes you weep but I was just on the way here earlier, bumping into a woman who stopped me and and said she felt really bad because she voted leave and I said, "Why did you do that then?" And she said, "Well when you voted leave I didn't think it meant you had to leave." And for all these people who fell for all these lies that we send £350 million a week to the European Union, we don't, we can spend all that money on the health system. That was unravelled. The promises they've made on immigration have unravelled. It's a catastrophe. We're only at the beginning of the consequences playing out, I think. You've said in the last little while the Boris is PM, Boris Johnson, I will be ashamed to be British. Well, there will be a number of people there in Britain, clearly those who voted Leave, who won't be ashamed they will be feeling thrilled to swrun like that as their leader?Well the only thing I'd say about that is that when Boris Johnson was running to be mayor of London, and winning 2 elections, he was Mr Modern progressive conservative. He was I get the young people. He was the guy that young people liked because he was funny and you'd get a selfie with him and all that crap. But now young people are absolutely furious with him. I've got kids in their 20s and I know a lot of young people through them and a lot of become
young people anyway. He's going to become a hate figure for them. You saw that. He was really shocked when he came out of his house on Friday morning and there was a spontaneous protest outside his house of young people on their way to work screaming dog's abuse at him. And the other thing I'd say is that the Tory Party very rarely rewards the people who wield the knife on their previous leaders. John Major came through the middle. Margaret Thatcher, actually, was a bit of a surprise when she became leader of the Conservative Party. So I don't think it's in the bag for him at all and I think he's gone overnight from being a loveable rogue to being an utterly divisive figure and he has unleashed all this stuff. He has to take responsibility and not only has he been opportunistic, unprincipled and irresponsible, he's also, over the weekend, showed himself to be utterly spineless. We've seen him on the television every hour in the last few weeks and now he's gone to ground. He played cricket yesterday, very British, and now he's off somewhere presumably planning his leadership bid. Do you know what I think is Michael
the truth about Boris Johnson and Michael Gove? I think they were hoping for a 51-49 in. So as we didn't have all this chaos, but Cameron was weak and he could knock him out and I think he's as unprincipled as that.Let's talk quickly about the idea of contain dge on - contagion idea to other EU as
members, do you see this spreading as a result of what's happened in Britain?It's interesting when the results were announced the first European leader out of the traps to welcome it was Marine le pan, National Front. We've got real problems in Britain at the moment, rise of
in Europe at the moment with the rise of the far right, got it in Germany, France, in some of the other European countries. And this is just given them a great shot in the arm, that if you really, really, really play and whip up all this fears of immigrants, then you can, you know, you can really make political hay. Well, you know, have we learnt nothing? Have we learnt nothing? Have we really got such short memories that why did the European Union even come into being? It came into being because of history of the great powers of Europe constantly being at war, killing each other by the million and that stopped and of all the world leaders, there are only 3 foreign policy voices, apart from Le Pen, who really come out and welcome this. Vladimir Putin, who is sitting in the Kremlin laughing his head off. He's managed to see the European Union destabilised without him lifting a finger. Donald Trump and ISIS. That is the mess we have created.Alistair Campbell there not happy at all at the Brexit decision. But interestingly, looking at your comments this morning and look, it's just a random sample of everything we're saying, virtually everything seems to be in favour of Brexit.Exceptder Reck says it's a stupid decision made in fear and xenophobia and as a Scottish citizen I can tell you we're not going.Everyone else can leave but they're staying. How they're going to manage that we don't know. Here's Collin "Brexit shows you how out of touch politicians are. Most pushed the in case, took it for granted but the populace had the opposite view." We're seeing so many examples of that view this morning. Interesting, isn't it. Democracy, majority rules. You can't argue against that. Scott says "Populace measure succeed when poorer people feel they haven't been looked after. Established parties take note."Speaking of democracy, let's return to ours, to the election and Saturday night might be the official polling day it appears a record number of people, as anticipated are voting earlier this year. Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers joined us earlier. He said the increase in prepoll votes was expected.I think it's 1.16 million have voted physically at our prepoll centres votes
and we've issued 1.4 million postal votes as well. I think at this time last election about 775,000 had been
voted by this stage. So there's been a very big increase since the last election.I prepolled last week because I'm working, as is Virginia on Saturday, and I have to say the AEC officials at my polling booth are exceptionally professional. Have you found any problems over the last few weeks? There's always minor issues at election time. I think the statistics are mind-boggling. We hire something like 80,000 people at election time. It's like setting up a fortune 500 company with 4 weeks notice and dismantling its afterwards. There will always be issue. We have great staff and the Australians.
people we hire are ordinary Australians. They do a fantastic job and they love doing it. They're really excited. You would have noticed that when you went into the polling place.The excitement is palpable.We need to talk about p what changes you've made though in the wake of the 2013 disaster of the lost WA Senate votes about 1,370 votes were lost. What changes have you put in place and what guarantees can you give this morning that something like that won't happen again?A large number of changes. You can imagine we've been doing pretty much nothing but focusing on that issue. We never want to go through that again. Increased chain of security, increased training, levels of done
assurance and we're confident we've done about as much as we can do. However, given we've got 15 million - over 15 million people voting, we've got 80,000 people running the election, we've got 7,000 polling places, 94 overseas missions, 41 mobile teams, if you're asking can I give a guilt-edge guarantee there won't be issues, of course not, with that manual process. But we're very confident we've done as much as we can do to increase security and assurance for this election and I'm confident with what we've done. Tom Rogers on Breakfast earlier this morning. Now let's go to Story.
tonight's episode of Australian Story. It follows farmer Pat Murphy and his family when they thought life could not get any better when they moved to their dream property 7 years ago.But the arrival of an open-cut coal mine next door changed their lives forever.

Dig, dig, dig, dig.It's just absolutely gut-wrenching to realise that I've been stuck in limb for 6 years, I'm in the prime of my life. This is the time of your life when you're supposed to be moving forward and so lidifying your future. My family has had to place that on hold. (PHONE RINGS). Have you remembered about the blast at 1.We're Nearly finished here, we'll be home soon. Come on,
Come on, Blue, we've got to go. Come on, come on, quick. We come here with all of these plans to raise our little family. It feels now that we're totally trapped.I mean there's been plenty of times that I've wished we could just walk away and leave this. But this is our livelihood. There's no way that we could just pick up and leave. Pat, he is in disbelief that a family, not just his family, but a position
family could find themselves in a position that he is in.You'd like to grab people by the scruff of the neck and bash their heads together and say "Come on, let's fix this." fixed.
This isn't a problem that can't be fixed.I think the Government has something to answer for. I mean the Government is there to protect and look after us and I think they've failed that in this situation. Living this close to a mine is a night Marr, it just never seems to stop.

And you can watch that episode of Australian Story tonight at 8:00 on ABC TV at iview. Now we'll take you straight to Adelaide now where there's been an explosion in the beachside superb of Henley Beach from
overnight. Nathan Stit joins us from the scene. What's happened there?Yes, good morning Virginia. As you say, police on-scene at an address at Henley Beach, a suburb just west of the CBD in Adelaide, reports of an explosion at around 4am this morning. Police were called out to this address at Henley Beach. At this stage they don't believe that this attack was an accident and are treating it as suspicious. They urge anyone who may have seen something to contact CrimeStoppers. At this stage police don't know or are not saying what that explosive device was but it was detonated in the front yard of this home at Henley Beach. The residents were at home at the time but fortunately nobody was injured. Police are on-scene at the moment. We understand the bomb squad have already attended and are conducting investigations as we speak. But again, they're urging anyone who may have seen something or heard something overnight to contact CrimeStoppers to aid police in that investigation.They're not treating it as suspicious. Are the occupants of that residence, are they known to police?Again, at this stage police are not really saying much at this stage, only to say that they're not treating this particular explosion as an accident. There are quite a number As
of police on-scene at the moment. As we say, the specialist police from the bomb squad have already attended so we'll obviously hear a lot more as that investigation unfolds throughout the day.Thank you very much.WA's emerging truffle industry is poised to become the second largest producer of the black truffle behind Europe. It's farm gate has trebled to $8.5 million. 300 kilometres south of Perth in the heart of the State's southern forests, this labrador is on a mission. It's on the hunt for black truffles, also known as black gold. Truffle hunter Adrian Meilke and his dog Lola are tagging truffles for the Truffle and Wine Company which was one of Manjimup's first producers and this season is expected to deliver a bumper crop. We're maintaining more than half the market in terms of production. We're aiming for more than that but we are saying 5 tonne is a pretty good target.The truffle industry first started in Manjimup in 1997 when local nursiman Al Blakers planted trees he inNyok reated with black truffle spores. The first truffles were harvested 4 years later. The trees need to be about 10 years old to produce commercial sized harvests. Since then, the number of growers in the region has swelled to almost 80 and production has increased to 8.5 tonnes, making the region the largest producer of black truffles outside of Europe. There are currently 150,000 ininoculated trees down here but less than a third are commercially producing. However, as they mature, production is expected to treble and hit 30 tonne within a decade. It's been a long process but the world now is finding out and knowing about Manjimup.Truffles have been a lifeline for Manjimup which was a decade ago strug wling the demands of the timber industry. It's put the town on the map attracting foodies and chefs from around the world. That's what you want to see, bikies eating truffles. This black truffle is so much better than the white, don't you find?Depending on which bikie you are you can probably afford lots of them.Yes, indeed. All commentary from Michael Rowland this morning. Something we want to share with you, the legendary fashion photographer and member of the New York Times Bill Cunningham has died at the age of 87. You might be familiar with the wonderful documentary that was made on him many years ago. He took photographs of ordinary New Yorkers as well as the better known and the better heeled. He travelled the city by his clapped out bicycle for nearly 40 years to chronicle the fashions on the street and typically used a single lens reflex camera. Have a look at a moment from the beautiful documentary made on him.The best fashion show is definitely on the street. It never occurred to me that I'm just waiting. It's always the hope that you will see some marvellous exotic bird of paradise, meeting a very elegant, stunning woman and someone wearing something terrific. I don't decide anything, I let the street street
speak to me and in order for the street to speak to you, you've got is.
to stay out there and see what it is. You just don't manufacture in your head that skirts at the knee are the thing. And you go out and the
photograph people with skirts at the knee. You stay on the street and let the street tell you what it me.
is. There's no shortcuts, believe me.Such a beautiful, gentle man. I lived in New York for a little while and I had to say that I always kept my out for him.You went looking for him, did you?Of course I damn well did! I thought if I can ever get photographed by that man that will be it, I will resign. I never saw him and I know being a dirt poor student at NYU there is no way photographed me anyway. I looked like absolute rubbish. He just had such a gentle, gentle soul and I commend that documentary to you, Vanessa you saw it as well.It was beautiful. And he is such an amazing man. My favourite thing, fashion, photography all in one.Vale Bill Cunningham. I think we had a tiny - can we share that, Anna wintor famously said we all dressed for bill and it's true. She's retweeted that in memory of that great man. Let's go to sport. Steve joins us. Let's start with the cricket this time because Australia and the West Indies are contesting the final of the Tri Series in Bridgetown as we speak. Australia batted first. Aaron Finch and Steve Smith were among those to make over 40 although both were unable to go on. Now quick-fire 57 towards the end from Matthew Wade off just 52 balls helped the tourist reach a more than competitive 9/270. In reply, the West Indies started off pretty much OK, but just recently in the last 20 minutes or so have gone south. They've lost 3/10 and are currently 4/72 off 70 overs. Mitch Marsh has picked up 3 wickets for 4 runs. Australian Jack Miller is a name you may have to get familiar with because he's won the Moto GP this morning which was being contested in the Netherlands in very wet conditions over there. Miller has broken through for his maiden triumph in that class. The race was restarted after 14 laps due to that weather you can see. Zbll Miller went onto win ahead of Marc Marquez and the Briton Scott Reading - Redding. Let's hear from the man from Townsville.I don't know what to say. Many people bad mouthed us and said that this project wouldn't work. Hopefully we've shown them wrong and I can ride a bike and I'm not an idiot. Thanks for Honda for taking this risk on me. I can't talk now.A man who doesn't lack in self-belief, Nick Kyrgios, is teeing up for his third tilt at a Wimbledon title and he is amongst the fancied seeds coming into this. Although he's got a tough opening draw against the Czech veteran Redak Stepanek. Obviously I'm 18 in the world and got moved up to 15 which is It's
exciting for me to be the 15 seed. It's pretty positive. To play Stepanek first up is obviously tough and I'm really good mates with him as well. To be honest, he was offering to help me a little bit. Obviously he's getting towards the end of his career but he's still playing some great tennis. I know it's very tough. I feel like grass is his best surface and I mean if I get through that Dustin Brown in that section as well, which is just for me they're just fun matches. I'm not looking foo tar ahead. I know that Kyrgios/Murray 4th round is like pretty exciting but I've got some tough matches ahead.Unusually there looking a little bit far ahead. Might be wise to keep on Stepanek. That Murray/Kyrgios is would
one for us to keep an eye on which would be a 4th round much. In more troubling cycling news, a sport that's been troubled by a lot of doping over the years, it's been revealed that the French Sports Minister is particularly worried about this current trend that's just come up in the last few months, certainly in public anyway, of motors in bikes. You may remember one popped up at an under 23 championship and it was this comes from the French journal. The apparently.
problem is worse than doping, apparently. The very future of cycling is hanging in the balance, so says the French Sports Minister, which is extremely concerning as we move into the Tour de France starting in just a week's time. Not doping,
only are they looking out for doping, and any other sort of cheating, they're also looking for these tiny motors that give squl - cyclists an edge within their bike. How do you hide a tiny motor?Do you know where it goes?No, I don't. We may have to get an engineer onto explain how you could possibly - there's got to be somewhere in the chassis of the drink
bike but exactly where.In the drink hole.No, they put other stuff in there.They're so busy those cheating cyclists, just busy, busy, busy.Trying to get an edge. Let's look at the weather.It's been freezing cold over the weekend. We're really feeling this winter chill. It was about 20 years ago it was this cold over winter. Even hitting Queensland today we degrees:
can see the temperatures just 9

Thanks so much, Vanessa. We're going out with a bit of music this afternoon - or this morning. Where are we?Long day.Adele at Glastonbury. She's led what's been described as the world's biggest sing along. You might recognise the song. Here's Adele at the height of her powers. See you tomorrow. (Sings) # Sometimes it hurts instead # Nothing compares # No worries or cares # Regrets and mistakes, their memories make # Who know how bittersweet this will taste # Do it This program is not captioned. This program is live captioned by Ericsson Access Services. Today, hostages released. Three Australians who were kidnapped in Nigeria among seven workers set free but two are seriously injured.

Scotland's First Minister warns that her country's Parliament could veto the British exit from the EU. The Coalition buoyed with a slight final
lead in the latest polls in the final week of campaign 2016. Australia's Jack Miller defies huge odds to win the Dutch MotoGP.I just hope that we have showed we can ride the bike, I'm not an idiot.Congratulations to the Townsville boy. Hello and welcome to Mornings, I'm Joe O'Brien. A quick look at the weather first:

The Australian men who were kidnapped in Nigeria last week have been released. Three Australians were among the seven men taken at gunpoint. Africa correspondent Martin Cuddihy has more.We don't know the condition of the Australians apart from what Macmahon has said. They have said that five of the men who have been released were injured, two of them seriously. We're not sure who has are
been injured and to what degree. We are seeing a couple of reports coming out in the last few minutes from the AFP news agency saying perhaps this wasn't a release of these men, that perhaps they may have been rescued. There are still some conflicting reports about just what has happened in southern Nigeria. On Wednesday morning,