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(generated from captions) This program is not captioned. This program is live captioned by Ericsson Access Services. Hello and welcome to Afternoons. I am Kumi Taguchi. The top stories: the Coalition creeps ahead in the latest polls in the final week of campaign 2016.

Brexit backlash - UK's opposition Party plunged into crisis as a dozen MPs quit. Set free - a group of workers hell hostage by gunman in Nigeria priced to irtheir Connell. A fiery night - the trip these passengers will never forget. Malcolm Turnbull has started the last week of the election campaign with a boost in the polls and a renewed push for voters to steer clear of the minor parties. He started the day hosting a defence forum in Adelaide. Political reporter Anna Henderson has this report. The Prime Minister is acutely aware of the need to win votes here in South Australia and this morning he hosted a forum focused on defence and the Government's spending in that area, particularly on submarines and the prospect of more jobs for the state.South Australia will be - will become the centre of the posted an advantaged shipbuilding technology, advanced manufacturing in the world.Malcolm Turnbull had good news in the form of the this morning's polls, which put him ahead of the Opposition Leader in the two-party preferred stakes, 51-49. You can't help but feel that lingering concern about the Nick Xenophon Party here in Adelaide and the surrounding areas. Government MP Jamie Bridgets is the member for Mayo but he didn't want to comment on the potential for Nick Xenophon Party to unseat him. We will break at of that and take you to Perth T chief executive officer of Macmahon is going to be speaking, of Macmahon Holdings, about the kidnapped Nigerian workers, the seven people, three of them Australia. ... Great news, we are relieved and thrilled. Firstly, we would like to thank you for your cooperation. It's before difficult for us and we appreciate that. At this stage, our crisis management team is still working with authorities in Nigeria to ensure the safe release of all of our men and ensuring that we get them home to their families, as soon as possible. Our CEO will now provide a brief update on the situation, but as we said in the media alert, given the the
ongoing nature of the operation and we
the men aren't out of Nigeria yet we are unable to take questions. My apologies for that. I will hand over to Cy.

Thanks. Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you for making time available on such short notice. As we confirmed yesterday, we are very relieved that all seven of our men who were taken hostage by a gang of armed kidnappers on late
Wednesday morning were released late last night. Our men are at a safe location, but, unfortunately, five of them were injured during wounds
incident. Three of the men have wounds and two remain in a serious but stable condition. Two of the men have rib injuries. They all are receiving specialist medical attention. Our priority now is to ensure that all of them are stabilised and ultimately given the -- give them the clear to travel. Overnight, all our men had the opportunity to speak to their families, which has been a great relief to everyone. Their families have been throw a very stressful and anxious time. They have worked very closely with us and we are very grateful for their understanding during... Which has been a difficult time. We will continue to provide them with all the support they need. I would like to offer my condolence to the family of our local driver who was killed during the incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Last night's outcome has been the result of a great team effort, in particular I would like to thank the Nigerian authorities, at both the local and Federal level, who have provided us with professional support every step of the way, and assisted us with the safe recovery of our men. I'm also grateful for the efforts of the Australian, New Zealand and South African authorities and to a team of specialist international security advisers who have worked with us to help secure this outcome. We have been overwhelmed with offers of support from a host of companies and individuals, both here in Australia and abroad. I thank them all. I want to offer my sincere thanks to my team here in Australia and in Nigeria on the ground. In the last few days I've seen their incredible commitment. They have worked around the clock to help us secure the release of our men. I could not be more proud of them.

Whilst we have secured the release of our men, we still have work to do. Our team in Australia and on the ground in Nigeria are continuing to work with the Nigerian authorities to put in place travel arrangements. We look forward to seeing our men return to their families once they are fit to travel. Thank you.Was there a financial transaction...That is the chief executive officer of Macmahon Holdings speaking to the media, not able to take any questions about that operation in Nigeria where those seven workers were freed after being kidnapped last Wednesday. Three of those workers are Australian. The chief executive off ses five were injured, three had wounds, two serious, but stable, in a stable condition, and now there is still work to be done on the ground in Nigeria to get those men safely back home and those travel arrangements still have to be put in place. Political turmoil engulfed the British labour National Party the wake of the Brexit vote. A dozen MPs have resigned from the Shadow Cabinet but Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn has refused to step down. Upheaval caused by the EU referendum result is spreading, with Scotland's leader suggests her country could block Brexit. From long O'Donnell, Europe -- London, Lisa Millar reports. Calling ate day... Jeremy Corbyn headed home, having lost a dozen of his frontbench.He is a good and decent man.Was it hard...He is a good and decent man, but he is not a leader.He sacked his foreign affairs spokesman for not supporting him, then one by one, the others followed him out the door.We need a leader who can help us be a more effective opposition, as well as look like a government in waiting. For all his qualities, I don't believe that leader is Jeremy.They are seething over his lacklustre sales job to convince Labour voters to stay in the EU.I believe we have to vote to remain in order to defend investment, defend jobs, defend workers' rights.In Scotland, they are still working on plan B, threatening to use the legal mechanism to block Brexit from happening. And if they can't do that, they will consider a split from the rest of the UK.I'm not starting from the point of independence, but in independence becomes the only way we can protect Scotland's interests, then that is an option that we must have on the table.Boris Johnson spent the weekend holding talks over a likely leadership bid. He hasn't spoken publicly since the first hours after the dramatic result, but in a newspaper column, again reassured Britain it is still part of Europe. The US is also trying to contain the damage. It's top diplomat making a rush trip across the Atlantic.The most important thing is that all of us, as leaders, work together to provide as much continuity, as much stability, as much certainty as possible.It is hard to understate the impact of this succession of events. Leadership crises, a shake-up of world order, and no further clarity on what a Brexit would look like... No wonder some are asking what is in charge and what's the plan? Alicia Barry is here with the business news. How is corporate Australia been affected?The fear is create bad I the UK's likely exit from the EU don't just extend to companies that trade directly in the UK or with the UK businessed, but there are secondary consequences, which are playing out on the market. And that is this is another global shock for an already heavily indebted global financial system and for Central Banks that are running out of firepower. But as for those that do do business in the UK, QBE inslurns is one of them and says the British referendum outcome may make it force its European
approach to business in the European Union. QBE says lit need to change how it accesses $900 million worth of insurance and reinsurance premiums it sources from the EU. These premiums are written via branches of UK businesses, which are allowed to operate in Europe under current EU rules. However, QBE says the 2-year exit timetable should mean it has time to adjust and ensure commitments to European customers are not interrupted. But QBE doesn't anticipate any material impact on its day-to-day insurance operations. Even so, shares in QBE Insurance slipped sharply in today's session, down more than 6%. Antipodes Trust Group and BT Investments -- have
Henderson group and BT Investments have direct Henderson group and BT Investments
have direct exposure and are taking a big hit.

Jeremy Thorpe from PricewaterhouseCoopers joins me. How many businesses operating in Australia have direct exposure to the UK?Hard to have a precise number but we think it is in the order of 1500 businesses have that direct link.OK. In terms of those companies, what should they be doing right now to insulate themselves from the fallout of this Brexit vote?We need to lack at this in two phases. We have the immediate shock. That is about the equities market and the currency markets. Those will dissipate over time. I suspect we may have about three months of instability. So organisations will need to insulate themselves from that immediate shock. But then over the medium term, we have time to plan for what the new economy is going to look for, how to extricate their business from the link Yangs into Europe and rethink what the linkage also be in a more direct sense on to continental Europe.Two years is enough time to come up with a new Australia Day, it is? -- strategy? The challenge is we don't know what the rules look look. Two years sounds like an easy street, but the UK has to go through that journey of what laws does it want to take away that it's adopted from the EU, and if it does take laws away, does it want to replace them with something else? And what will they look like? The instability is at the political level, and that will be the trigger for the degree of instability at the corporate level. Does that mean it is going to create quite a lot of work for consulting businesses like yourself?I think will will be a lot of -- will be a lot of work. The Government is going to have to scannable and put in the long assets
sticks of replacing the physical assets about being a separate country. But also the corporate or regulatory and business rules, as well.What kind of concerns have you been hearing from clients in the last couple of days?The immediate issue is that instability in the currency markets and in the equity markets, and we have seen, as you said, corporates having to state their position. That will dissipate. I think most corporates have been planning for some degree of risk that this may be an issue. The scale of the shock may have been a surprise to some, but it is that medium-term planning that firms will gear up.Perhaps some businesses are going to take a bit of a hit of pain in terms of foreign exchange, but beyond that, things can be planned for?That's the man for most corporates. It's the uncertainty, how long that lingers for will be the issue.Of course, uncertainty generally is bad for business. How will this play out more broadly?This is a real issue for the UK economy, but even for the closest neighbours, Ireland the other country most at risk. The EU itself, depends on how it recollects from a political perspective, as well. We don't forecast a long-term downturn in Europe triggered by this per se. But this is going to be a cost to the UK economy.Is there any upside far businesses here in Australia? Businesses here - for the 1500 that are in to Europe, there is uncertainty associated. As I said, the recasting of the business rules and the regulations might actually provide some opportunities where they may have been shackled or constrained by the European Union's rules.Closely watching the changes in the UK, then.Indeed.Thank you so much. The head of the International Monetary Fund urged the United Kingdom and the European Union to act quickly on the UK's exit to reduce political and financial market instability.People in a risk mode or considering that the situation is going to settle back or not. So, I think that at this point in time, policy makers, both in the UK and in Europe, are holding that level of uncertainty in their hands, and how they come out in the next few days is going to really drive the direction in which risk will go.Speaking of risk, it's been a bumpy session on the Australian share market, as investors weigh up risk with the UK set to leave the EU. After falling set to leave the EU. After falling
as investors weigh up risk with the UK as much as 1% in early trade. The All Ords is pushing higher.

The Nikkei has made modest recoveries, up 1.5% tome.

That is all but there will be more business next hour including how the Brexit is playing out. Thank you so much. An investigation is underway into a police shooting in North Queensland. A 25-year-old man from Townsville is recovering from hospital after he was shot several times this morning. Police were patrols the Townsville suburb oornd 4am this morning when they spotted a 25-year-old man who is believed to have been armed with a baseball bat. It is alleged a scuffle broke out when police officers went to speak to the man. The man was shot in the stomach and legs, while a police officer was injured. The man was taken to the Townsville Hospital, where he is now in a stable condition. The Ethical Standards Command has been called in to oversee the investigation. They will then undertake the inquiries with both the officers concerned, and also any other witnesses, and they will make a determination as to what action, if any, they intend to take.The officers' firearms have been seized for testing. Several -- for zesting. Several witnesses have been interviewed as the investigate continuese. The mother of three children who drowned when their car went into a lake as appeared in court charged with their murder. Prosecutors allege that Akon Guode deliberately drove her car into the lake in Victoria in April last year. Her twins.
16-month-old son and four-year-old twins. Another child in the car survived. This is the first day of a 20-day committal hearing for Akon Guode, who... This will determine whether she will stand trial over the alleged murder of her three young children and the attempted murder of a fourth during that terrible tragedy at that lake. We have been hearing this morning from Akon Guode's aunty who lives in Victoria's east and she has been giving evidence about her relationship with Akon Guode in the lead-up to the tragedy last year. Now, Akon Guode was planning to move to Morwell to whether closer to her -- to be closer to the family. We know from documents that have been tendered to the court in previous hearings that she was - police allege - suffering from some social isolation in the lead-up to the tragedy. There had been gossip and rumours allegedly circulating around the Sudanese community about her relationship with a married man. Now, we've heard that her four young children, who were involved in this incident, were fathered by this man, and that in the day before... Before the tragedy that there had been, I suppose, rumours that he was going to return to his wife. We have also heard that at the time she was struggling financially to raise seven children at that stage and that she was getting very little help from the children's father eeler financially or just in an emotional support sense in raising her young children. Police allege that Akon Guode had been circling that lake several times before this tragedy, that her car was caught on CCTV doing that. It was up to five times that she'd done laps of that lake. She had to actually go over the footpath and quite a large area of grass before her car hit the water and witnesses have said that after the car had plunged into the lake that she got out of it and she was standing in the water, that she help.
wasn't screaming or crying out for help. Those witnesses, of course, pulled some of the young children from the car, but tragically three of them drowned in that lake. Now, Akon Guode had told her family after that she'd felt dizzy and that she didn't actually remember the crash, but we are yet to hear evidence from her in court. Firefighters have had to break down doors to rescue a girl who's trapped in a house fire north of Brisbane. Bruce Atkinson has more. Four people were inside the two storey home when the fire break out escape,
this morning. Three managed to escape, but a 12-year-old girl was trapped inside. Firefighters smashed their way into the home, which was well alight when they arrived and searched the house for trapped
the young girl. They found her trapped in her bedroom, but managed to carry her to safety. Area commander Bernie massingham praised the bravety of his firefighters. They were confronted with horrific conditions inside the premises, the fire was well involved, and there was also the house was very heavily smoke-logged. Visibility was at nil.The 12-year-old girl is in a critical condition in hospital with burns and smoke inhalation. It took more than 15 firefighters 30 minutes to extinguish the blaze. Fire investigators are at the house but they say it is too early to speculate on the cause of the fire. Neighbours say the family lived here for eight years. A Bondi house in Sydney that has been home to a family offence hoarders for over 25 years is, again, due to be auctioned this afternoon. Us's been forcibly sold to recoverer outstanding clean-up cost and legal fees T family the
managed to block previous to sell the property, once with less than an hour to go. Reporter Nick Dole has more. For over a quarter of a century the occupants of this home in Bondi have been continually hoarding. It upsets the neighbours because it's affects property values, but council says it is more than that - sate health and safety issue. It performed 15 separate clean-ups on the property, but it continues to return to its previous state. This has been in and out of the courts for years. Back in 2014 the owners of the home came up with $180,000 that they owed council in clean-up costs to try to avoid the home being sold out from under them. But it is estimated an extra $160,000 is owed in clean-up costs, and so the Sheriff's office is trying to recover the costs at an auction at 5pm. There is no indication that it will be called off, although it obviously has before. The real else says whoever
ate staght agent -- estate agent says whoever takes on the property will be taking on a burden.We have been stating that they are buying it with the all the inclusions, and also the occupants. It will be up to the buyer to seek vacant possession on settlement.There has been significant interest in this property. The real estate agent says some families have made inquiries, a lot of builders who are interested in developing the block. There are major complications. Whoever buys this place can't even go in and inspect it, because someone owns it and they don't want it sold at the moment. There is an additional complication too, in that banks may be unlikely to give finance if you can't guarantee a free title. That may have to come up with the money in cash. How much this will go for - no-one knows. We are still in the middle of quite a strong Sydney property market, and this is Bondi - close to the beach, close to the city, but it is estimated this house may fetch upwards of $2 million. Taking you overseas to California and five people have been stabbed and three others injured in a clash between a white supremacist group and protesters. The violence erupted as soon as the white nationalist group arrived at the state Capitol Building in Sacramento where it planned to stage a dem administration. Counter-protesters had been waiting and the groups began fighting, despite a large police presence. Eight people were taken to hospital. Two with life-threatening injuries. The clashes have fuelled concerns about potential violence at major party conventions in the lead-up to the US election in November. Iraqi forces are celebrating the recapture of Fallujah. The first city to fall into Islamic control 2. 5 years ago. They have begun clearing the city of bombs, so tens of thousands of civilians who had fled the fighting, can move back home. The success in Fallujah spurred on a similar campaign the Mosul but a military assault there could displace more than 2 million people. The Iraqi flag is now everywhere in Fallujah, after five weeks of fighting Iraqi troops recaptured the last district under IS control and declared the city liberated for the first time in years. TRANSLATION: This is good news for all Iraqis! All Iraqis have the right to celebrate the return of Fallujah.But the long battle has taken a heavy toll - tens of thousands of residents need to overcrowded camps and many more were trapped under ISIS control. TRANSLATION: We suffered a lot. We were displaced from place-to-place. All we see is shooting and guns. We escaped with without seen shoes, walking in street to street.Iraqi forces are now searching for booby trapped houses and dismantling bombs, while hunting down ISIS fighters. Hundreds of suspected militants have been taken in for interrogation. TRANSLATION: About 1400 detin yays have been arrested, most have confessed they have ties to Daesh. Islamic State still holds significant areas in northern and western Iraq, but the success in Fallujah is now fuelling a similar operation in Mosul. The biggest city under ISIS control. Hundreds of people are fleeing the north with the help of Iraqi forces. TRANSLATION: There is no place for ISIS in Iraq. We will chase them everywhere. As we promise to raise the flag high in Fallujah, we will raise it in Mosul soon.The UN warns an assault on Mosul could displace more than 2 million people. Spain's caretaker Conservative Government won the most seats in a Parliamentary election but has fallen short of a majority. Support for the party surged in the wake of Britain's decision to leave the European Union, as voters backed the status quo. The election is a rerun of a poll in December that failed to deliver a conclusive result. But it is unclear whether the latest vote will break that deadlock. The social his Party took second place, but says it isn't ready to enter into a Coalition to form Government. A Singapore Airlines flight caught fire on the tarmac at Changi Airport after making an emergency landing T aircraft's right engine burst into flames which then engulfed the wing. The Boeing 777 was two hours into a flight to Milan from Singapore when the pilot noticed an engine oil warning message and turned back. The airline says all passengers got off safely from the flight once it landed. Farmer Pat Murphy and his family thought life couldn't bet any better when they moved to their dream property in Maules Creek, in NSW, seven years ago. But the arrival of an open cut coalmine next door changed their lives forever.

.Dig, dig, dig...It is just absolutely gut wrenching to realise that I have been stuck in limbo for six years, in the prime of my life. This is the time of your life when you are supposed to be moving for wand and solidifying your future. My family had to place that on hold.Yep?Have you remembered about the blast at 1?We are nearly finished home. We will be home soon. Come on. We have to go.Oh! Quick!We come here with all these plans...Good girl!To raise our little family... It feels now that we are totally trapped.There's been plenty of times that I have wished we could just walk away and leave this. But this is our livelihood. There is no way that we could just pick up and leave.You can watch that episode of Australian Story tonight at 8 o'clock on ABC TV and iView. Time for all your Monday weather. Here is general you. It is about the cold and snow - break conditions over eastern Australia under the cloud and that brought scattered light showers and Queensland
they extended from Central Queensland all the way down to southern parts of NSW. Botha snow is in the Knicks too - reports in Orange and a light dufrsing of e over- dusting over the Blue Mountains and more possible this higher
afternoon in Armadale and the higher parts of the granite bell cut get a flurry or two. The cloud has kept a lid on the temperatures, but the sun came out a bit earlier than expected in some places, so that was a bit warmer. However, just 11 degrees in Sydney at present where it is on the end of years
the coldest 4-day spell in four years for June. Canberra has just tipped over 10 degrees. The heaviest rainfalls were on the whoa-of-Tasmania, with totals of about 20mm. Clear skies to the west, although there is a frontal system heading towards Perth. Tomorrow that cloud will clear as the upper trough and surface line move offshore. We will see a low pressure system developing. The high pressure system that follows is going to bring some cold, blustery south-westerly winds and the inland areas can expect widespread frosts. Tonight lingering showers and those snow flouries are possible. But then mostly fine tomorrow. We could see showers on the western side of the low pressure system, on the NSW coast, while onshore showers are possible along the southern coastlines, and especially the West Coast of Tasmania again. That isn't the end of the cold weather. There is another cold front moving over the south-east parts of Australia on Thursday and Friday. More heavy snowfalls are expected, and then week. For
another line expected early next week. For the rest of the country, mostly fine. Storms about in Perth tomorrow.

The top stories: A new opinion poll has the Coalition creeping ahead as the party's enter their final week of campaigning. The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull began the day hosting a defence forum in Adelaide, while Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is in outer Melbourne. Newspoll has the Coalition ahead vote.
51-49 in the two-Party preferred The fallout from Britain's decision to leave the EU continues, with a dozen members of the opposition frontbench resigning. Despite the upheaval, Jeremy Corbyn vowed to stay on as leader. Sclan's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warned his Parliament could -- warned her Parliament could vet toe the Brexit. The families of workers freed after being abducted in Nigeria say they are happy with how Macmahon Holdings handled the situation. Seven employees of the Perth-based company were kidnapped at gunpoint last week. The company has not commented on whether a ransom was paid. And: A Singapore Airline flight caught fire on the tarmac at Changi Airport after an emergency landing. The right engine burst into flames. The Boeing 777 was two hours into a flight to Milan when the pilot noticed an engine oil warning message and turned back. The Opposition Leader is refusing to say whether Labor will adopt the Coalition's planned changes to superannuation after revealing it has factored the savings into its bug bottom -- budget bottom line. Labor yesterday released costings, revealed the budget deficit would be $17 billion higher than the Coalition.
Keen to keep the focus on Medicare, the Opposition Leader has taken us to his hospital in the Victorian electorate of La Trobe. While there was no mention of privatisation today, Bill Shorten was keen to highlight the fact that Labor is promising more funding for hospitals, and to reverse some of the cuts the Coalition has made to health. But it's this extra spending Labor committed to that will leave the budget more than $16 billion worse off over four years, if it wins Government. Bill Shorten, though, insists Labor will return the budget to balance at the same time as the Coalition.We are very determined to reduce the deficit but we won't do it by smashing hold budgets -- household budgets. Our numbers which we produced in time for the election, in good faith, our costings show we achieve balance in the same year they do.Releasing the costings yesterday, Labor revealed it will bank the billions of dollars in savings from the Coalition's planned changes to superannuation without necessarily adopting the policy itself. Bill Shorten says if Labor wins Government, it will first
reveal its superannuation policy first thing next year. The Government in their budget ambushed a lot of us with their radical changes on superannuation. I am on record as expressing severe concerns. A lot of -- along with a lot of other people too. When we are in Government, if we win the election, we are going to revisit these measures, because we are not shoe how workable they are. The Government says hand on heart they are not retrospective. We are sceptical of this. And if we form a Government we will be in the best position possible to actually see the accuracy of what they said before the elections compared to after.With just five days to go until election day, the latest opinion polls are pointing to a Coalition victory, but the Opposition Leader says this contest isn't over yet. The epilepsy thety Prime Minister has begun a whirl wind final leg of election campaigning. The Nationals are trying to hold seats in NSW and Queensland and win more in Victoria. Regional affairs reporter Lucy Barber is travelling with Mr Barnaby Joyce on the campaign, nicknamed the wombat trail. Traditionally, the wombat trail moves at a fairly spready pace, but this week Barnaby Joyce is doing anything but. Today he's visiting three states and four different electorates, including here in Beechworth in north-east Victoria where he's at a hundredy factory talking about country of origin food labelling. This is one of two seat worse The Nationals have -- where the Nationals have been facing fierce contests. The chances of winning here are slim. The Independent appears likely to hold on. Tell whous you will vote for. Kathy.Why is that?Because she's knocked off the Liberal Party last time she was in, and she will knock them off again this time. And we need an Independent in indie, not a -- Indi, not a goody Liberal or Coalition.The Nationals are confident about their chances further south in Murray, where Damien Drum is hoping to prevail. Desolate the Labor Party sending its voters towards the Liberal candidate.Obviously we are very much aware of the challenges ahead. The work that needs to be done, and it is quite sobering, because this area has a whole range of challenges, and as we have been saying, it needs a positive approach, a fresh approach, and it is under the leadership of people like Barnaby Joyce and Darren Chester that we need to get our skates on and get moving.The biggest fight for The Nationals will be in the NSW seat of Page and the Central Queensland seat of Flynn where Nationals MPs are struggling to hold on. All the while, the Deputy Prime Minister will be wondering whether his own seat of New England is safe. Let's turn to other news. An ABC 7:30 investigation with Fairfax xwleed -- media uncovered rorting of Australia's work and student visa programs. In the last 12 months Australian Border Force chiefs referred 132 cases of suspected corruption. Nick Mackenzie joins me from Melbourne. Thank you so much for your time. Talk us through how widespread is this fraud?Well, a senior departmental official, who was in charge of investigations in Victoria, WA, Tasmania and South Australia, up until 2013, says it is endemic. There is a vast amount of - large number of people getting their visas inappropriately, using migration agents, paying them cash sums, getting jobs, phantom jobs that don't exist and, therefore, getting sponsored under the skilled visa migration schemes. One of the key components is it has not been properly policed or regulated in the recent past. The challenge for the Australian Border Force now is to crack down on the criminal syndicates behind the trade.Why hasn't it been properly policed or regulated? What does it take to put the regulations in force?It is a massive problem. All the evidence suggests that it is widespread. To police it will cost money, it takes a dedicated response - not just from Border Force but from the whole of Government and a former spoken
top immigration official we have spoken to says that that simply was not there because of the huge focus on the boat people issue. Both sides of politics being interested in making sure they are seen to stop the boats. This fraud that with reexpecting involves people arriving by plane, p getting student and working visas, and other sorts of v sass, in a corrupt or inproper fashion, and flying beneath the radar.You prou resume migration officers aren't necessarily equipped with the knowledge to detect the kind of fraud?Culturally in the Immigration Department there's been a focus on facilitation, stamping as many visas OK as possible. It's been about processing people through or across the borders. There has been no entrenched focus on stopping the criminality, the corruption of the migration system, until quite recently. The challenge now is looking forward, what will happen to address this problem, will the Government - or whoever wins the election - put the proper resources and attention into solving this very significant issue?In terms of the companies that have been caught rorting the system through these visas, what has happened to them? Has there been any fallback on their behalf? This is another problem. Those who are caught engaging criminally, putting through false visa applications or lying about the sort of sponsorship they are going to give a foreign national, they tend to not be prosecuted if they are investigated, they are often not investigated. Companies that are found in breach of the migration laws are given what many people consider a slap on the wrist N the case we are looking at on 7:30 this evening, and offending again getting a fine of $3,500 or a ban on respond soaring future workers. That doesn't rear its head as a major deterrent. "The worst that will happen is a fine and a ban." More needs to be done to crack down on this serious problem. Has there been any reaction from Government today? It is a busier week, the last week of the election, from your story today? There has been a reaction from the Immigration Department which says - and Border Force which says it is taking strides to deal with the criminal syndicates. They are also at pains to point out the alleged corruption allegations involving immigration officials, while there is many cases that have been referred to the corruption watchdog, that many of those won't be borne out, that many of the corruption allegations that will be found accurate are likely to involve a very, very small number of staff. It does show there is an integrity problem in the system, not just in the Government's side of the visa equation, but throughout the system, the private maygation agents, the education providers, every part of the visa supply system to some extent appears to be tainted by crime and corruption.Thank you so much. Look forward to the program tonight. Thanks for your time.Let's check in with what's trending online. Here is Matt with News Exchange. The Coalition is enjoying a boost in the latest Newspoll. It now leads Labor 51-49 on a two-party preferred basis. When it comes to conversation on Twitter Malcolm Turnbull is generating more discussion over Bill Shorten. Head-to-head in the past week the PM had a 57pm share of posts that mention him over the Opposition Leader's 43%. The Government says it will unveil the costings of its election promises tomorrow. That's as Labor defends its kotionings, which reveal the deficit would deteriorate by a further $16 billion over the next 4 years. In the lead-up to election day, the AEC says more than 1.17 million people have voted early, up from 775,000 for the same period in 2013. 600,000 postal votes have also been returned. The fallout from the UK referendum continues. Britain's Opposition Leader is facing pressure to resign after losing a dozen members from his Shadow Cabinet. On Twitter, Jeremy Corbyn says those wanting to change labour's -- Labour's leadership will have to stand in an election. Nicola Sturgeon has continued her attack, one tweet:

She says Scotland could veto the exit after the nation voted to stay in the bloc. Of course, if the Scottish Parliament was judging this on the basis of what's right for Scotland, then the option of saying, we are not going to vote for something that is against Scotland's interests, that has to be on the table.People have been sharing stories of alleged incidents of racism online in the wake of the result. Sarah Childs compelled a series of posts from Twitter since the vote and shared an album on Facebook. One post:

An investigation is underway into claims of fraud made against a petition demanding a second referendum on Brexit. More than 3:5 million signatures have been added to the petition, but almost 80,000 names have been culled because they are believed to be fraudulent. British PM David Cameron has ruled out a second vote. US Secretary of State John Kerry is due in Brussels and London later today. On Twitter he says the visit is to reaffirm the inwearing US patient with the EU and UK. Hillary Clinton has commented on the referendum result.We've got to be clear about this. No-one should be confused about America's commitment to Europe. Not an autocrat in the Kremlin, not a presidential candidate on a Scottish golf course. We have to reaffirm that the United States and the United Kingdom are different countries in many important ways - economically, politically, dem graphically. But we still have a lot of common interests and values.Republican Donald Trump has offered his thoughts on Twitter. He writes:

Well, on that subject the billionaire rejected a poll by ABC and the Washington Post, showing his rival in the lead by 12 points but Mr Trump calls that poll a disgrace and says even they admit many more democrats were surveyed. Back to the Clinton campaign - her team shared this after she took part in a Pride march in New York. Barack Obama also offered his support:

Nigeria has been trending. Three Australian workers have been freed after being kidnapped from a work site last week. Here is what's been Australia.
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The technology set to make chores around the home a little easier - meet Spot Mini, the latest robot to come out of US engineering firm Boston Dynamic. Weighing under 25kg the machine is seen in this clip carrying out challenges, navigating through furniture, and also loading a dishwasher. It can come a little unstuck, though.

But the Snoop Dog does recover -- Robodog does recover and Spot Mini appears reluctant to give up a softdrink can. Developers say the robot can run for 90 minutes before a recharge. The company says it is one of the quietest robots it's built.
What do you think? See that around your house? Oh! I find their engineering incredible.It is amazing.Hard to believe it is a robot, the way the legs move. But, yes, if it does the dish wash - I am tote -- does the dishwasher I am getting one! Matt will be back more at 5:15 eastern time. The top stories: A new opinion poll has the Coalition creeping ahead as the party's enter their final week of campaigning. Newspoll has the Coalition ahead 51 points to 49 in the two-party preferred vote. The fallout from the Brexit continues, for the dozen members of the country's opposition Froch resigning, despite the upheaval, Jeremy Corbyn vowing to stay on as Labour leader. And the families of two of the three Australian workers freed after being abducted in Nigeria say they are happy with how mining company Macmahon Holdings handled the situation. A roller-coaster ride turned from thrilling to chilling when it derailed at a fun park in Scotland. Witnesses looked on in horror as a tsunami ride turned a corner and left the tracks falling 7m object a children's ride. I don't know looker ran to free those trapped upside-down and were soon helped by the emergency services. Eight children and two adults have been taken to hospitals in Glasgow. Adele made her Glastonbury debut on the weekend, and for the first time she made a headline appearance at any music festival. Tens of thousands gathered to watch her. # Sometimes...Adele received a rap tow rouse welcome -- respect rouse welcome. Thousands gathered to see the record-breaking singer. She's already played to massive numbers on her tour. Glastonbury is different. The audience here isn't necessarily made up exclusively of fans of her music. Her ability to draw this huge crowd underlined her megastar status.She isn't making... She is very good live. A great singer.She was really good. Amazing!She is really good live. Rather than just standing singing, she is talk and making us feel part of the show.I thought it was amazing!A bit of a change from the Glastonbury headline. I really like her. She showed her character and sings amazingly. Beautiful!And so many here seemed thrill someone like Adele chose them for such a special performance. The sport - good afternoon to Scott. Great to meet you. Thanks for dropping in. Let's talk about the Brownlow Medal. One of those favourites has received good news.Yes. Patrick Dangerfield - he had a nervous wait - a knee to the head of a skaild player over the weekend -- St Kilda player of test weekend. A tough one to see, it happens quickly. There was a bit of nervousness as to whether he would be charged by the Match Review Panel from the AFL. No case to answer for Mr Dangerfield. They found that accidental. He will be free to play for the Cats. They have the bye this weekend, and then play against Sydney next week. The biggest news is that he remains in because
contention for the Brownlow Medal because most have him a long way in front at the moment.Good news for him. I love my cricket - let's talk about that. Another trophy for our cricketers.You would have liked this morning! Australia playing in the final of the Tri Series. This one was against the Windies. They started well, the Australians, batting first. Aaron Finch was good with the bat at the top, but the middle order struggled. Steve Smith put on 46. He was perhaps the exception. Michael Wade, 57 not-out. He was the star for the Australians and managed to get them to 9/270. A good score on that pitch. In reply, the Windies struggled. It was mainly thanks to Mitch Marshall, the Western Australia all-rounder. He picked up 3/32. He picked up three of those wickets for just 6 runs in a five-over spell. A couple of key wickets in that. Peak performance from him. Josh Hazelwood, the fast bowler, good as well, finishing with five wickets. The West Indies all out for 212. A 58-run win for Australian. Looked up the tri-series win. They now have a little wait before they play again. They are off to share market in a month -- Sri Lanka in a month.It's been a fantastic 24 hours for Australian motorsport. What's been going on?Let's start with the Dutch Grand Prix first. Jack Millar, from stounsville, he is 21, riding in the top motorcycle Championship in the world - he's had a tough run of it. In a series there contains the big manufacturers, which have the money, and a bit of a gap to everyone else; he passed former world Chap Marc Marquez to take the lead, rain affected the race at the track. His first ever win. You can imagine when you win pore the first time -- for the first time you are a little bit excited after you cross the line!I don't know what to feel at the moment. I mean... A lot of people... About me... Everything like that, said this project wouldn't work or anything like that, and I just hope... You know... That we showed them wrong and that we can ride a bike. I'm not an idiot. Thank you to Honda for taking a risk on me. Amazing. I can't talk right now.Very emotional. I like, "I'm not an idiot." A great win. I don't think many would have predicted that. He would have been - on the podium this here. To win was fantastic. You get a sense of just what he's had to struggle with, struggle against to get to that point at such a young age. A criticism, "You will never make it, you are an idiot."Exactly.So much more behind that comment there from him, that emotion is so much about that struggle.For the Queenslanders, that was a 21-year-old from Townsville. In America, there was a young man from Toowoomba, Wil Power, a form IndyCar champion, who had a win overnight. The Queenslanders are happy today. A good 24 hours for Australian motorsport. He's good 24 hours for Australian
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motorsport. He's in the silver car, which leads the way from the start. It was his second win in a month. He is the 2014 series champion on the IndyCar circuit. He had a tough run of late, not the best results for Wil, but two wins in the past couple of for Wil, but two wins in the past
couple of races. He couple of races. He now sits third. Congratulations to them both! Arguably one of the world's best soccer players hasn't had a great day.He has a tantrum.A tanty! Lionel Messi... I will tell you about that. The final of the Copa America. Chile took on about that. The final of the Copa
America. Chile took on Argentina. Two America. Chile took on Two red cards in this match. The first came, sent off for the second. Chile were down a player. And then the Argentinian player was also sent off. Both teams had a player gone. Their referee liked delving into his pock to dig out the red card. Two in the first half of the final. Not many chances. This one came late for Argentina in extra time. It went to a penalty shoot-out. You expect the man that is the world's best to eat that up from the penalty spot. No such luck! Lionel Messi... Puts the ball into the crowd. The Chile side didn't struggle, finishing 4-2 to take the title. Since then, Lionel Messi decided he will quit the national team and won't be playing you think
international football again.Do international football again.Do
you think it was because of that one missed goal? Or probable on his find? That was the straw that broke the camel's back.May have been the straw. He's taken his bat and ball. He has to go and fetch his ball and is going home.OK. See you soon. Thank you.Millions of people have draped themselves in rainbow colours and marched in solidarity for LGBTI communities at gay pride parades across the United States. In New York record crowds filled the streets, honouring the 49 victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting. Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton also joined thousands of LGBTI supporters who spruiked similar messages and love and acceptance.I just need acceptance from everyone.It's terrible what happened in Orlando. It is all about education and understanding, that everybody's needs and wants and desires and values.Time for you weather. Let's get the camera back with Jenny Woodward. you weather. Let's get the camera
back with Jenny Woodward. It is about the cold and the snow today. A bleak start over much of eastern Australia under the influence of the cloud cover. That brought scattered showers and patchy light rain, extending from skral Queensland all the way down to southern parts of NSW. Somno in the mix -- some in the mix. A dusting over the Blue Mountains. More possible this afternoon around Armadale. And the higher parts of the Granite Belt could get a flurry or two. The cloud kept a lid on the temperatures. Just 11 degrees in Sydney, where it is on the end of its coldest June 4-day spell in four years, and Canberra has dropped back to single figures again, the maximum went through early in the day, 10 degrees. As far the rain goes, the heaviest was in the western parts of Tasmania. About 20mm there. But clear skies further west, although we do have a trough heading towards Perth. The cloud will clear overnight and as the trough moves offshore. Question will see a low pressure system develop off the coast. The high pressure system that follows will bring cold, south-westerly winds and the inland areas will expect widespread frost. Tonight, just the lingering showers, possible a snow flurry, but then mostly fine tomorrow. There could be some showers about the NSW coast on the western side of the low, and also very windy there too. Gale-force winds just to the north of that system. And shore showers are possible along the southern coastlines and also about the Queensland tropical coast. That isn't the end of the cold weather. Two more cold fronts are on the way, one later in the week, and another on Monday. Both are expected to deliver snow. For the rest of the country it will remain largely fine.

Thank you. Do stay with us. I will be back with the top stories very shortly. Plus: Adapting to the long-term impact of climate change. We will speak to a scientist about growing concerns in the agriculture industry. Stay with us.

This program is not captioned. This program is live captioned by Ericsson Access Services. Hello and welcome. Polls put the Government ahead by a whisker in election
the final week of a marathon election campaign.

The Brexit backlash strikes Brisbane's opposition leader party with a dozen Labour MPs walking out of the shadow cabinet. A group of workers held by gunmen courage after
in Nigeria praised for their courage after being set free. And flames on the tarmac: A trip never
that these plane passengers will never forget.

Malcolm Turnbull has started the with
last week of the election campaign with a boost in the polls and a renewed plea for voters to steer clear of the minor parties. He started the day hosting a defence reporter Anna
forum in South Australia. Political reporter Anna Henderson has more. The Prime Minister is acutely aware of the need to win votes here in South Australia and this morning he hosted a forum focusing on defence and the Government's spending in that area, particularly on submarines and the prospect of more jobs for the state.South Australia will become the centre of THE most advanced shipbuilding technology, advanced manufacturing in the world.Malcolm Turnbull had good news in the form of this morning's polls, which put him ahead of the Opposition Leader in the two-party preferred stakes 51-49. But you can't help but feel that lingering concern about the Nick Xenophon party here in Adelaide and the surrounding areas. Government MP Jamie Briggs is the member for Mayo, but he didn't want to comment on the potential for the Nick weekend.
Xenophon Party to unseat him this weekend. Anything you wanted to say about how you think things are going?I have not a thing to say to you.And why is that?You know very well why I don't want to talk to you.So, you don't want to talk at happening
all about your electorate or what's happening with voters or how you think your fortunes will be on the weekend? (SILENCE) We're just wanting to know a simple answer to a question.Yep. Good on you. You'll find out Saturday, Anna.So, on Saturday, we could end up with a Senate crossbench even bigger than in the last Parliament. And while Malcolm Turnbull keeps talking about his promise of stability, can he deliver?When people start speculating when a Senate that hasn't even been elected might dorks you really are getting ahead of yourselves -- do, you really are getting ahead of yourselves. We've got to wait and see who is elected to the Senate. The Prime Minister has also confirmed he's held talks with the New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key, about the implications of the Brexit vote both for Australia and for New Zealand. Malcolm Turnbull said the implications are considerable and particularly he identified people movement as an area where more discussion will have to take place with whoever wins on Saturday. Anna Henderson reporting. The Opposition Leader is refusing to say whether Labor will adopt the Coalition's planned changes to superannuation after revealing it has fact ord the savings into its budget bottom line. Labor yesterday released its costings, revealing its budget deficit would be $16 billion higher than the Government's. Jane Norman is travelling with the Opposition Leader. Keen to keep the focus on Medicare, the Opposition Leader has taken us to this hospital in the Victorian electorate of Latrobe. Now, while there was no mention of privatisation today, Bill Shorten was keen to highlight the fact that Labor is promising more funding for hospitals and to reverse some of the cuts the Coalition has made to health. But it's this extra spending Labor has committed to that will leave the budget more than $16 billion worse off over four years, if it wins government. Bill Shorten, though, insists Labor will return the budget to balance at the same time as the Coalition. We're very determined to reduce the deficit but we're not gonna do it by smashing household budgets. Our numbers, our costings, which we produced yesterday, well in time for the election, in good faith with the Australian people, I might add, our costings show we achieve balance in the same year they do. Releasing its costings yesterday, Labor revealed it will bank the billions of dollars in savings from the Coalition's planned changes to superannuation without necessarily adopting the policy itself. Bill Shorten says, if Labor wins government, it will reveal its next year.
superannuation policy first things next year.The Government, in their budget, ambushed a lot of us with their radical changes on superannuation. I'm on record as expressing severe concerns, like a add.
lot of other people too, I might add. When we're in government, if we win the election, we're going to revisit these measures, because we're not sure how workable they are. The Government says, hand on We
heart, they're not retrospective. We are sceptical of this. And if we form a government, we'll be in the best position possible to actually see the accuracy of what they said before the election as compared to afterwards.With just five days to go until election day, the latest opinion polls are pointing to a Coalition victory. But the Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, says this contest isn't over yet. So, there's less than a week to go. You can still find out where you stand and how your views align with the parties by participating in the ANZ's Vote Compass survey. We're seeing fascinating results coming out of that, about people's opinions about immigration, jobs, about how they feel about the two party leaders as well. Just head to the website there:

Political turmoil has engulfed the British Labour Party in the wake of the Brexit vote. A dozen MPs have resigned from the shadow cabinet, but Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn has refused to step down. Upheaval caused by the EU referendum result is spreading, with Scotland's leader suggesting that her country could block Brexit. From London, Europe correspondent Lisa Millar reports. Calling it a day. Jeremy Corbyn headed home, having lost a dozen of his frontbench.He's a good and decent man.So, was it hard for you?He's a good and decent man but he is not a leader.He had sacked his foreign affairs spokesman for not supporting him, then, one by one, the others followed him out the door.We need a leader who can help us be a more effective opposition as well as look like a government-in-waiting. For all his qualities, I don't believe that leader is Jeremy.They're seething over his lacklustre sales job to the
convince Labour voters to stay in the EU.I believe we have to vote to remain in order to defend investment, defend jobs, defend workers' rights.In Scotland, they're still working on plan B, threatening to use a legal mechanism to block Brexit from happening. And if they can't do that, they'll consider a split from the rest of the UK. I'm not starting from the point of independence, but if independence becomes the only way we can protect an
Scotland's interest, then that is an option that we must have on the table. Boris Johnson spent the weekend holding talks over a likely leadership bid. He hasn't spoken publicly since the first hours after the dramatic result. But in a newspaper column, again reassured Britain it's still part of Europe. The US is also trying to contain the damage. Its top diplomat making a rush trip across the Atlantic. The most important thing is that all of us, as leaders, work together to provide as much continuity, as much stability, as much certainty as possible.It's hard to understate the impact of this succession of events. Leadership crises, a shake-up of world order, and no further clarity on what a Brexit would look like. No wonder some are asking who's in charge and what's the plan? And we're expecting the British Finance Minister, George Osborne, to step up any moment now. It's just after 7:00 in the morning in London. This is at the Treasury, in London. It will be his first speech since Britain voted to leave the EU. He's expected to set out the Government's economic response in a statement this morning, and that is intended to at least try to steady nerves at home and also abroad. There's obviously that ongoing political instability in Britain, so some sense that the financial side of this is under control is very much needed by the constituents there. That is London, Company in the morning there. We'll hope to bring you -- 7:00 in the morning there. We'll hope to bring you that speech as soon as George Osborne steps up. Seven men, including three Australians, who have
were kidnapped in Nigeria last week have been released. The company they worked for, Macmahon Holdings, says five of the men have been injured, two of them seriously, and they're all receiving medical attention. A Nigerian driver was killed in the abduction in the Southern Delta region, where the armed gang kidnapped three Australians, two Nigerians, a South African and a New Zealander. They are safe. They are having health checks at present. It's obviously been a very traumatic experience for them. I extend again our sympathies to the family of the Nigerian driver that was killed in this eternal attack. The family of Tasmanian hostage Mark Gabbedy released a statement saying it has been an unbelievably stressful experience and they are release.
overwhelmingly relieved at his release. Julie Bishop says the Australian Government did not pay a ransom. Our reporter, Charlotte Hamlyn, joins me now for more on this from outside Macmahon headquarters in Perth. We heard from the CEO of Macmahon Holdings in the last hour. No comment on whether a ransom was paid. What did he have to say? That's right, Kumi. Well, we assume that with the speedy resolution of this awful situation, it's possible a ransom may have been paid. But Macmahon Holdings is refusing to confirm or deny that. The reason for that is that the company says until it gets its workers home it wants to tread lightly in terms of how much information it provides. We do know the men are at a safe location in Nigeria. But a it's
spokesperson for the company says it's not as simple as just getting them on a pleab and getting them home, so they -- plane and getting them home, so they don't want to comment too much more on the negotiation process at this stage. condition.
We did get an update on their condition. Five of the seven are injured, two of them seriously. The company's chief executive said two have rib injuries and three of them have other wounds. Work is under way to stabilise them so they can be flown home. Mr Van Dyke said he was extremely grateful for the efforts of authorities in securing of
their release. Here's a little bit of what he had to say.In particular, I would like to thank the Nigerian authorities at both the local and federal level who have provided us with professional support every step of the way. And assisted us with the safe recovery of our men. I'm also grateful for the efforts of the Australian, New Zealand and South African authorities, and to a team of specialist international security advisers, who have worked with us to help secure this outcome.And, Charlotte, what are the families of the hostages saying this afternoon? Well, the company has told us today that all of the men have managed to speak to their families overnight, who were obviously incredibly relieved and very eager to get their loved ones home. We did hear earlier, as you mentioned, from the family of Tasmanian man Mark Gabbedy, who issued a statement thanking Macmahon and the authorities for showing what they described as remarkable compassion and fierce determination to get these men released. Macmahon says staff here have worked tirelessly to do just that. Some of them have even spent the night sleeping in the company's crisis management room here at their headquarters in Perth. So, there are obviously a lot of very relieved people that this situation has come to an end. And has Macmahon said anything in Nigeria?
about their future operations out in Nigeria?Not really, Kumi. And the reason for that is obviously that they're focusing on getting these men back, and that is their number one priority. Macmahon does have a $24 million contract with the United Cement Company for quarrying operations in Nigeria, but we don't yet know what sort of short-term or mid-term this incident will have on those operations. The company says it is willing to say more in the coming days, but for now just wants to get these guys home.Charlotte Hamlyn, thanks so much. We'll take you straight top London now. It's 7:15 in the morning. Finance Minister George Osborne is seeking to reassure people after the Brexit vote. The Government and the British people have worked hard to rebuild the British economy. We've worked systematically through a plan that today means Britain has the strongest major advanced economy in the world. Growth has been robust, the employment rate is at a record high, the capital requirements for banks are 10 times what they were, and the budget deficit has been brought down from 11% of our be
national income and was forecast to be below 3% this year. I said we had to fix the roof so that we were prepared for whatever the future held. And thank goodness we did. As a result, our economy is about as strong as it could be to confront faces.
the challenge our country now faces. And that challenge is clear. On Thursday, the people of the European
United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. That is not the outcome that I wanted or that I threw everything into campaigning for. The Parliament agreed that there are issues of such constitutional significance that they cannot solely be left to by
politicians and must be determined by the people in a referendum. And now that the people have spoken, we, in this democracy, must all accept that result and deliver on their instructions. I don't resile from any of the concerns I expressed during the campaign, but I fully accept the result of the referendum and will do everything I can to make it work for Britain. It is inevitable, after Thursday's vote, that Britain's economy is going to have to adjust to the new situation we find ourselves in. In the analysis that the Treasury and other independent organisations produced, three particular challenges were identified, and I want to say how we meet all three. First, there is the volatility we have seen and are likely to continue to see in financial markets. Those markets may not have been expecting the referendum result. But the Treasury, the Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority have spent the last few months putting in place robust contingency plans for the immediate financial aftermath in the event of this result. We and the PRA have worked systematically with each major financial institution in recent weeks to make sure they were ready to deal with leave.
the consequences of a vote to leave. Swap lines were arranged in advance to the Bank of England is now able to lend in foreign currency if needed. As part of those plans, the Bank and we agreed that there would be an immediate statement on Friday morning from the Governor, Mark Carny. As Mark made clear, the Bank of England remains ready to provide £250 billion of funds through its formal facilities to continue to support banks and the smooth functioning of markets. And we discussed our coordinated response with other major economies in calls on Friday with the finance ministers and central bank governors of the G7. The Governor and I have been in regular touch with each other over the weekend, and I can say this morning that we have further well-thought-through contingency plans, if they are needed. In the last 72 hours, I have been in contact with fellow European finance ministers, central bank governors, the managing director of the IMF, the US Treasury Secretary, and the speaker of the US Congress, as well as the CEOs of some of our major financial institutions, so that collectively we keep a close eye on development the. It will not be -- on developments. It will not be plain sailing in the days ahead. But let me be clear - you should not underestimate our resolve. We were prepared for the unexpected and we are equipped for whatever happens. And we are determined that, unlike eight years ago, Britain's financial system will help our country deal with any shocks and dampen them, not contribute to those shocks, or make them worse. Now, the second challenge our analysis identified in advance was the uncertainty that a vote to leave would bring in the coming months and beyond as Britain worked with its European allies to create a new relationship. The Prime Minister has given us time as a country to decide what that relationship should be by delaying the decision to trigger the Article 50 procedure until there is a new autumn.
prime minister in place for the autumn. Only the UK can trigger Article 50. And in my judgement, we should only do that when there is a clear view about what new arrangements we are seeking with our European neighbours. In the meantime, and during the negotiations that will follow, there will be no change to people's rights to travel and work, and to the way our goods and services are and
traded, or to the way our economy and financial system is regulated. that,
However, it is already evident that, as a result of Thursday's decision, some firms are continuing to pause their decisions to invest or to hire people. As I said before the referendum, this will have an impact on the economy and the public finances. And there will need to be action to address that. Given the delay in triggering Article 50 and the Prime Minister's decision to hand over to a successor, it is sensible that decisions on what that action should consist of wait for the OBR to assess the economy in the autumn and for the new prime minister to be in place. But no-one should doubt our resolve to maintain the fiscal stability we have delivered for this country. And to companies large and small, I would say this: The British economy is fundamentally strong, we are highly competitive and we are open for business. The third and final challenge I spoke of was that of ensuring that Britain was able to agree a long-term economic relationship with the rest of Europe that provided for the best possible terms of trade in goods and services. Together, my the
colleagues in the Government, in the conservative party and in Parliament, will have to determine what tholz terms should be, and will have to negotiate with our European friends and allies to agree them. I intend to play an active part in that debate, for I want this great trading nation of ours to put in place the strongest possible economic links with our European neighbours. And with our close friends in North America and the Commonwealth and our important partners, like China and India. I do not want Britain to turn its back on Europe or on the rest of the world. We must bring unity of spirit and purpose, and condemn hatred and division wherever we see it. Britain is an open and tolerant country, and I will fight with everything I have to keep it so. Today I am completely focused on the task in hand to bring stability and reassurance. There have been questions about the future of the Conservative Party and I will coming
address my role within that in the coming days. In conclusion, the British people have given us their instructions. There is much to do to make it work. We start from a position of hard-won strength. And whatever the undoubted challenges, my colleagues and I are determined to do the best for Britain. Thank you. I think it's time for a few questions. Let's take some questions.Kamahl Ahmed from the BBC. Chancellor, you said before the referendum that if Britain voted to leave the European Union, you would have to put in place an emergency budget within two months. Are you still planning that? And also can you tell us a little bit about your position - did you consider resigning and, if not, why not?Well, first of all, I've got a very important job to do, which is, as Chancellor, to speak to international investors, to speak to my counterparts, to do economy.
what I can to stabilise the British economy. That's what people would expect of their Chancellor and that is what I am 100% focused on and will continue to be focused on in the weeks ahead. There will be an adjustment in our economy, because of the decision the British people have taken. I respect that decision deliver
and we're going to get on and deliver on that decision. But that impact on our economy will have an impact on our public finances. Be given the delay in triggering Article 50, given the decision by the Prime Minister to hand over to a successor, I think it's perfectly sensible to wait for a new prime minister before we determine what that action is.And that is the Finance Minister, the British Finance Minister, George Osborne, speaking there at about 7:207 only in the morning in London. The first time he has spoken since that EU referendum, the Brexit was decided just a couple of days ago now. Him saying that Britain's economy is going to have to adjust to the new situation that they find themselves in. And he said it would not be plain sailing in the days ahead but "we were prepared for the unexpected". Back home now. The impacts of climate change have across
already impacted farming practices across the country. Farmers and scientists say they're disappointed that neath major party has outlined a strategy for climate change adaptation. Australian National University Professor Mark Dowden is director of the Climate Change Institute and he's also the Panel
vice-chairman of the International Panel on Climate Change. He joins me now from Canberra. Thank you so much, Professor, for your time this afternoon.Good afternoon.Why aren't we prepared agriculturally for climate change?Well, there's a mixed story there. I think the difference that we're talking about here is sort of government action, which pushes us into a much more proactive and strategic approach, versus what's already happening with farmers who are often already adjusting their existing practices to deal with climate change. And so what we're, I think, flagging is that at the moment within the current election policies neither the LNP, Labor nor the Greens actually have any component of adaptation, climate adaptation, in their policies. Each of them focuses on mitigation, reducing emissions, clean energy renewables, but none of them actually deal with we're
adjusting to the climate change we're already seeing.So, what kind of elements of adaptation are we talking about here and how important is adaptation as opposed to those other measures that you mentioned?Well, mitigation, which is reducing emissions, effectively deals with a cause of climate change, so that's reducing those gases which are heating the globe and changing our climate. Adaptation is just responding to those climate changes we're seeing now, and we think will happen further in the future. So, adaptation is very current because we're already seeing changes in our climate. We've got record droughts, record floods, record fires, in some flaiss frosts are increasing as a function -- places frosts are increasing as a function of climate change, in some places decreasing. And we've seen impacts on our reef and various other systems. We're seeing a whole series of impacts, each of which needs to be adjusted to in some bay. That can be either reactive, where you're cleaning up after the damage has been done, or proactive, which is much more strategic, which is being on the front foot and actually making investments in innovative farming systems.We have seen some farmers adapting to some of those mentioned.
innovative farming systems you've mentioned. We've also seen others say, "We're not going to grow this kind of crop neaxt we're going to look at another kind of crop, which is more heat resistant, or grapes which can handle frost." Are these changes good enough? Or do farmers need to be looking at much broader bigger-picture strategies?I think we need the full menu of options available for farmers to make their own decisions. That ranges from incremental changes, new varieties, through to transformational changes, such as Brown Brothers moving part of their operations to Tasmania and everything in between. By having an effective menu of options for farmers and agribusiness to choose from, they're in a position, if they understand the pros and cons of each of those choices, to actually make the best decisions based and financial
their values and aspirations and financial position. So, I think what we're really after is a set of policies which actually support the development of that full range of options, and actually build a capacity of the farming community to use those options in very strategic and sensible ways. Now, clearly our farmers are amongst the world's best in terms of dealing with climate risk. It comes with the territory, in a sense, within Australia. But that's often dealing with the risk that's happened, thinking about change - variability rather than change. But when we actually start to look at what's already happening now and may happen in the future, that actually brings in a big uncertainties, which I think needs new capacity, new ways of thinking about. And I think building that capacity is really important.Professor Mark Dowden, we appreciate your time this afternoon and for waiting busy
around for us as well. It's been a busy news afternoon. Thank you so much.Thanks.Time for all your weather with Jenny Woodward. Hi. Hello, everyone. It weather with Jenny Woodward. Hi.
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Hello, everyone. It was a bleak strt to the day. Cloud cover brought showers and patchy light rain extending from Central Queensland down to southern parts of New South Wales. Also a couple of millimetres in Victoria. Some of millimetres in Victoria. Some
snow of New South Wales. Also a couple snow in the mix too. There's more snow in the afternoon in Glen Innes and Armadale, where they've had wind gusts of over 45km/h. The higher parts of the Granite Belt could pick up a flurry or two. The cloud kept a lid on the temperatures. Many places well below average. But as far as the rain goes, the heaviest falls overnight were on the west coast of Tasmania. They had around 20mm there. But as you can see, mainly clear skies to the west. Although we do have this frontal system heading up towards Perth. Overnight and into tomorrow, the cloud is going to clear as the upper trough and surface line move offshore. We'll see a complex low-pressure system developing off the coast. The high-pressure system that follows is going to bring cold, blustery south-westerly winds and the inland areas can expect widespread frost areas under those clear skies. So, tonight, some lingering showers and those snow flurries possible, but then mostly fine tomorrow. There could be some showers about the New South Wales coast on the western side of the low, and very windy all along the east coast, but especially north of the low, where gales are forecast. Onshore showers are possible too along the southern coastlines and about the Queensland Tropical Coast. But we're not at the end of the cold weather. Two more cold fronts are on the way. One is due later in the week on Thursday into Friday, and another one on Monday. Both are expected to deliver more snow, but for the rest of the country it's going to be mostly fine. But we're expecting a storm tomorrow in Perth with a top of 19 degrees. A little bit warmer in the eastern states. 12 expected in Canberra, 14 for Hobart. Up to 18 in Sydney after an early shower. But still very warm up in the tropics. 23 to 34 degrees the But still very warm up in the
tropics. 23 to 34 degrees the top tropics. 23 to 34 degrees the in Darwin.

The top stories: A new opinion poll has the Coalition creeping ahead as the parties enter their final week of campaigning. The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, began the day hosting a defence forum in Adelaide, while Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is in outer Melbourne. Newspoll has the Coalition ahead 51 preferred vote.
points to 49 in the two-party preferred vote. The fallout from Britain's decision to leave the EU continues, with a dozen members of resigning.
the Opposition frontbench resigning. Despite the upheaval, Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to stay on as Labor Leader. Meanwhile, Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has warned her country's Parliament could veto the Brexit and says a second independent referendum is now highly likely. The families of two of the three Australian workers freed after being abducted in Nigeria say they're happy with how mining company Macmahon Holdings handled the situation. Seven employees of the Perth-based company were kidnapped at gunpoint last week. The company has not commented on whether a ransom was paid. And Chile has won soccer's Copa America for the second time in a row. Chile defeated Argentina 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out in this morning's final in New Jerzy. Argentine star player Lionel Messi kick.
missed his side's opening penalty kick. Following the match, Messi announced he's retiring from international soccer. And Ticky Fullerton is here now with The Business.

Hello there. Coming up on The Business: Calm after the Brexit bloodbath, but markets abrasion for Britain's costly divorce. -- bracing for Britain's costly divorce. And why Guvera hit a sour note. Our exclusive interview with the boss. The start of the week has brought uneasy calm to the markets in the wake of the shock Brexit vote. Parts of Asia have managed to claw back some of Friday's losses, and at this stage European markets and American markets are set to follow suit tonight. But economists are still warning that the UK's separation from Europe will be difficult and potentially costly. And there are concerns that first
Britain's departure may just be the first of several.

Keep calm and carry on. After a day of Brexit-inspired carnage on Friday, investors seemed to have quickly regained their footing. Central bankers did their job. All groupings, organisations, imminent policy-makers came out publicly along the same lines of trying to reassure that the situation was under
under control, and it was very much under control.Markets had rallied strongly before the Brexit vote in anticipation of a Remain camp victory. But on Friday, as the Brexit side's upset win became clear, the Australian, US and London stock exchanges all shed more than 3%, and France tumbled 8%. While those losses now appear to be just a one-off, investors will be on edge for some time yet. No-one really understands how this is going to play out or even over what time frame it plays out. So, I think we've had the immediate shock value. Markets will probably steady up from here.The uncertainty that comes as a result of the Leave vote passing and the subsequent stepping-down of Prime Minister Cameron certainly increases investor anxiety as we look through the summer.But as the UK searches for a new prime minister and opposition members desert their leader, experts are left to ponder exactly what the Brexit vote will mean for the British and global economy.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. 40% of the UK's exports go to the EU, and London's place as a financial hub is already under question, with some banks looking to relocate their European headquarters. The UK is also running a large current account deficit at 7% of GDP. If Britons are to keep spending beyond their means, that deficit will still need to be funded by foreign investors. 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.On Friday, the Bank of England assured the public it had taken all necessary steps to prepare for the Brexit vote and had strengthened the UK banking system over a number of years. Other central banks say they're ready to provide support.We all will continue to monitor the functioning and the stability of financial markets. But the win for the Brexit here is a major loss for the political, business and economic elites, who threw their considerable resources behind the Remain case and warned of dire consequences if the UK quit the European Union.This is an issue of the economic outcome. Is it an issue of the democratic process? Is it an issue of the communication channels? But all those questions, I think, are on the table and warrant everybody's attention.The European Union is a bureaucracies that really has not given much of thought to the average European in the street. And if they become vindictive towards Britain, that's just gonna confirm that sort of prejudice.Fund manager Mike Mangan says the Brexit vote will give comfort to succession movements across Europe and will undermine the central bank's efforts to keep the economy afloat.If you have countries start to leave the European Union, what's gonna happen to the European Central Bank, to the bonds they've baughts?Here in Australia, the Reserve Bank will be watching developments closely as it prepares for another board meeting next Tuesday.If we see further upward pressure on the US dollar and the Japanese yen, that could prompt the Reserve Bank to cutting interest rates here, even though there are no domestic grounds for doing that. As the economy is rocked by one global crisis after another.

So, let's have a look at how the markets did fare today.

The ASX was buoyed by a The ASX was buoyed by a mix of miners and utilities.

The Australian dollar is heading south against the greenback and the yen. Going the other way against the pound yen. Going the other way against
the pound as the British currency continues to fall. Michael McCarte from CMC Markets is with me in the studio. What are we to make of the way the markets moved?Although we got a benign result in trading, it was volatile day. Last Friday, it was equivalent to only an handful of days I have seen in 33 years in the market. Extraordinary. Today, still a lot of movement, particularly in UK-exposed stocks. Some of them falling 10-15% in trading today. The sectors traded up and down by 3%. The index itself traded through a 100-point range. Although we saw a reasonably good result in trading today, it was hectic, volatile and it's clear risks still remain.George Osborne out today. What's happened to the calls from Europe for Britain to really trigger Article 50 and get on with it all now?Yes. But Mr Osborne has confirmed that they won't be doing that. And it looks like the timetable remains indefinite. He's reassured the markets that the Treasury and Bank of England stand ready to step up if need be. That's good news. But he's also ruled out a punishing budget, which some feared might be brought down.He actually warned about that, that if Brexit happened there would be a punishment budget. Now he's ruled it out. I think the reality is starting to hit.OK. Now, having got its positioning, the market generally, on the vote at
so wrong, what's the market looking at now? What is the next thing? Is it all about central banks?Central banks are a bill part of it. Perhaps the support we Shaw saw for Japanese shares today reflects the idea that the Bank of Japan might be stimulating the Japanese economy soon in response in the Brexit. Overall the markets remain uncertain. Today's big volumes were a surprise in the face of that uncertainty. It appears some Australian investors were quite brave about their investment approach. And the reasons are clear. In a low-interest rate environment, investors need to put their money somewhere. Despite the ructions in markets, it looks like investors are still prepared to put the money down.And what about the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, because she's got a very important She
speech on Tuesday European time? She certainly does. What she has to say will be very important to the markets, because Germany is one of the champions of the European economy. However, the problem for Prime Minister Merkel is that she's lost a lot of credibility around this issue, a lot of people who called over the weekend saying that she should have offered more on
concessions to avoid what happened on Friday. And given that lack of credibility, we're looking for something extraordinary to change the course of events.Briefly, what about the Fed, the US dollar?Looks like it will be a tighter move, news
that strengthening US dollar is bad news for the Fed but it won't stop do.
them from doing what they have to do.Alright. Michael, thank you very much for joining us.Thank you. Music streaming service Guvera has put two of its subsidiaries into voluntary administration as it tries to restructure the business. The ASX decision to block the proposed float left a big hole in the company's plans. Guvera met with the ASX last week. Guvera says it will be concentrating on emerging markets and Deloitte has been appointed administrator P small consolation for investors who put their money in, expecting a float. We spoke to the CEO and co-founder. I note this interview was done before this morning's announcement. Darren, what were the reasons the ASX gave?Look, initialliy the ASX didn't give any reasons. They used their discretion to bloct IPO without providing any commentary or reasons to the company. We did meet with them and went through some of their matters. None of those matters, we believed, were matters that couldn't have been addressed if that was shared or communicated with us perhaps one, two weeks earlier.Can you share with us what they were?Look, just essentially some matters around the financial capacity of the company in regards to the minimum amount being raised, whether that would be surf to meet the company's objectives moving forward. The amount of cash, would it last - what period of time would it last for and would we need to go back to the market within a six, nine, 1278-month period? Matters that we believed we had met and were in the guidelines set out from the ASX in regards to listing. We firmly believed we met the listing cry tear yarks we met the scrutiny of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Again, yeah, very disappointing from that perspective.So, where to from here? Do you change the company so that you have some decent revenues so that you reduce your massive debt so that you become a company that could list?Yeah, it's a great question, and certainly one that, um, the board have been addressing. Obviously we have been caught by surprise by the decision, as we had been planning, you know, to see the company listed in the next three weeks' time. So, we need a take stock. That means we need to assess all parts of our business. Unfortunately, that means maybe some reductions overseas, with what marketplaces.
we're doing in certain marketplaces. Not probably the focusing
emerging market that is we are focusing on. So, our real sort of future really - that we see at this point now is focusing on markets such as India and Indonesia, the Philippines, the UAE, Vietnam, some markets that we are operative in today, growing very quickly in. With India, we now have 6.5 million registered users there and a great product and a great brafenlted that really is the focus. First of all, taking -- grand. That really is the focus. First of all, taking stock and financially matters that have decision
to be resolved as a result of this decision are addressed as our first priority. And then secondly working on our strategy for growth, as you ashrewd to, in certain key markets. What happens to your 3,000 investors that have already tipped $180 million in the company?The company is an unlisted public company, so those shareholders have come in over the last five or six years into the business. Our number one priority to our shareholders is to make sure that, you know, that we determine the exact position for the company moving forward. The strategy for the company moving forward now based on what's occurred over the last seven days. And that we rebuild the business, with a real focus on two or three key market sos that we can actually bring value for our shareholders. If they want to, can they get out? Look, the Corporations Act provides that you can't have a selective shareholder buyback. It would need tosh across the board. The company is not in a position to do that right now. They are entitled to be able to share their own shares. There -- sell their own shares. There has been a lot of controversy over the relationship between your private equity fund and the company that referred investors into Guvera. Were there kick backs to the accountants?There have been no commissions paid. That is prohibited. That's not been the case. Everything else has been disclosed at our annual general meetings and also in our annual reports each year for the last seven years, signed-off, fully audited accounts. All of that has been fully disclosed. Yeah, both shareholders and other people have been aware of that.And the $14 million in fees paid by Guvera in Amar, how do you justify that expense?Um, so, it was taken on an arm's-length market basis. And more importantly, Amar was not paid any fees at all other than when the company was able to assist with Guvera with real capital coming in. There were no monthly fees, no expenses.
fixed costs, no out-of-pocket expenses. It was just purely based on the ability to bring capital to this start-up company. When Amar was able to do that, it was paid accordingly for success. There was no risk to Guvera from that perspective under that business model. Yeah, probably a very responsible method from that perspective.You're you're meeting with shareholders at the moment. Surely they're not happy with what's gone on?Clearly shareholders would have been far happier to see the company listed on the ASX. That be would have been our core path. I know shareholders decision
are bitterly disappointed with the decision of the ASX to prohibit the company from trading and giving shareholders that opportunity to have their shares traded, also considering again that we had met all the criteria of ASIC. Zillion but up only met that once you changed your prospectus? Correct. Will you try again to list on the again.
ASX?I don't think we will try again.Will you try and list anywhere?Look, our key focus right now is making sure that we get through this next short-term period of time based on decisions being made, then to build the company quickly. And then review our options for potential listing. And probably, by the look of things, overseas will be our focus.Darren, thanks for your time.Thank you. It's a pleasure. And that's all from The Business. watching.
I'm Ticky Fullerton. Thanks for

Thanks, Ticky. The top stories today: A new opinion poll has the Coalition creeping ahead as the parties enter their final week of campaigning. Newspoll has the Coalition ahead 51 points to 49 in the two-party preferred vote. The fallout from the Brexit continues, with a dozen members of the country's Opposition frontbench resigning. Despite the upheaval, Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to stay on as Labour leader. And the families of two of the three Australian workers freefd after being abducted in Nigeria say they're happy with how mining company Macmahon Holdings handled the situation. A Singapore Airlines flight has caught fire on the tarmac at Changi Airport after making an emergency landing. The aircraft's right engine burst into flames. The Boeing 777 was two hours into a flight from Milan to Singapore when the pilot noticed an engine oil warning and turned back. All passengers got off safely from the flight once it landed. A Bondi house in Sydney that has been home to a family of hoarders for over 25 years is again due to be auctioned this afternoon. It's being forcibly sold to cover outstanding clean-up costs and legal fees. For over a quarter of a century, the occupants of this home in Bondi have been continually hoarding. Now, it does upset the neighbours because it affects property values, but Council says it's much more than that. It says it's a health and safety issue. Now, it has performed 15 separate clean-ups on this property but it continues to return to its previous state. This for
has been in and out of the courts for years. Back in 2014, the owners of the home came up with 180,000 dollars that they owed Council in clean-up costs to try to avoid the home being sold out from under them. But it is estimated an extra $160,000 is owed in clean-up costs, and so the sheriff's office is trying to recover those costs at an auction at 5pm. There is no indication that it will be called off, although it obviously has before. The real estate agent, though, says that whoever takes on this property will be taking on a significant burden.We have been stating to the buyers that they are buying it with all the inclusions. And also the occupants. So, it will be up to the buyer to seek vacant possession on settlement.Now, there has been significant interest in this property. The real estate agent says some families have made inquiries, a lot of builders who are interested in developing the block as well. There are obviously major complications. Whoever buys this place can't even go in and inspect it, because someone owns it and they don't want it sold at the moment. There is an additional complication too, in that banks may be unlikely to give finance if you can't guarantee a free title, so they may have to come up with the money in cash. Exactly how much this will go for, no-one really knows. We're still in the middle of quite a strong Sydney property market and this is Bondi, close to the beach, close to the city. But it is estimated this house may fetch upwards of $2 million. Nick Dole reporting there. Let's go to all your sport now. Good afternoon to Scott. Good news for allergy Brownlow Medal favourite this afternoon? Very good news for Patrick Dangerfield. He is still the Brownlow Medal favourite. The panel said today he doesn't have a case to answer. They say it was accidental, this knee to the head in the Saints' win over the weekend. There was some concern this Dangerfield might face some time on the sidelines. Of course, if you are suspended, it does rule you out of Brownlow Medal contention. So, good news for him. And for all of those that are hoping for Patrick Dangerfield to win on Brownlow Medal night, he is still the favourite. And is still eligible after that decision this afternoon. OK, good stuff, Scott. Now, let's go to the State of Origin. Origin 3, we're up to. A New South Wales player has ruled himself out of that game.That's Brett Morris from the Bulldogs. He has only been back one week. He's already said, "I'm not going next Origin, if picked." He had a great game. First game back from injury, he potentially would have been in the New South year.
Wales team if not injured this year. But it's his first game back, scored three tries in the Bulldogs' win over the Broncos on the weekend. Just to highlight the skills that he does have as a winger, and put his case forward, whether
but he said today when asked whether he would be ready to go back into the Origin arena for Game 3, that it might be too early to be having that conversation.I've played one game of football in nine months. Um, to be thrown in that arena, at such a short time, like this week is Round 2 for me, they don't pick an Origin team after two rounds of footy, they pick it after ten rounds of footy, after six months of of a preseason. For me, just...it seems a bit far fetched to be picked in an Origin.So, he's not going to be there. A bit far-fetched. He didn't rule out playing for England, Kumi. The Morris twins are eligible to play for the England side. He didn't rule that out a little later in the season, but won't be going around at this stage for the Blues in Game 3.OK. Now, soccer fans will love this particular player - a big shock for that world today T a shock announcement from one of their top players?Yeah, many may have thought Lionel Messi, the Argentinian player would be celebrating today. Argentina taking on Chile in the final of the Copa America. Instead, it was a miserable day for one of, if not the world's best player. It went to a penalty shoot-out, this match. Finished 0-0. Messi missing his penalty in the shoot-out. And he international
also has now pulled the pin on international football. I think we're seeing some vision from the Euros Tournament which is on at the moment as well. And a couple of good wins in that to Germany and Belgium. But really the main talking point, from a soccer point of view today, is that Messi won't be playing on for Argentina. So, surprising that he's made that decision. And with the two parallel tournaments at the moment, the Euros and the Copa America, the final of that today, the headlines unfortunately for Chile and their win are probably taken away from, international
with Messi pulling the pin on international football.Was it a shock announcement? Was anyone expecting it?A little bit.Yeah.I think he's talked about it before and what his future might hold. Interesting, the timing of the announcement, though, to announce it straight after a loss and straight after missing a penalty. It definitely wasn't his best few
performance. So, there has been a few interesting comments about the been
timing of it, that it might have been a bit of a dummy spit post-game after the loss. But in saying that, you've gotta make the announcement some time, I guess, and he chose that time this morning.Can't wake up tomorrow and say it was a mistake.Exactly.Our cricketers, the Aussie cricketers are now the champions of the Caribbean?They are. They've beaten the West Indies in the final. They won comfortably. The Tri Sears between the West Indies, Australia and South Africa. Australia batted first. Aaron Finch scored runs. The middle order collapsed. Matthew Wade had to build the score. Big hitting late in the innings from Wade helped Australia to a score of 9/270. And from there, it was really Australia's bowlers that set up this win. Mitchell Marsh, who's in fantastic form, the young all-rounder picked up three quick wickets which helped set up the win for the Aussies. Then Josh Hazlewood took five wickets as well. He was named Man of the Series, Hazlewood. It was a 58-run win to the Australians, Kumi. And they'll now take that trophy and hold it for a little while. They play Sri Lanka in a month, so that's the next outing for the Australian cricket side.Looking forward to it. Thanks so much, Scott. See you soon.Thanks, Kumi. A primary school in North Queensland is on a mission. They're going to save the clown fish from being taken from coral reefs, with sustainability breeding the tropical species, amid fears demand could increase due to the popularity of a new film. Big intentions for a little fish. These sixth-graders in Townsville are helping to breed hundreds of clown fish.Every one that we sell means one less is taken from the wild. That means the future Jenningses can enjoy them as well.There has been hype demand for clown fish as pets after the 2004 release of Finding Nemo and there's concern the sequel, Finding Dory, could have a similar effect.There's a huge demand for clown fish in aquariums. We're making a difference by breeding them.Brett Murphy started the program years ago.It's a volunteer program for Grades 5 and 6. We have 103 kids volunteering, which is a huge amount. So, each of them get rostered on and look after a tank each week.I just love it so much, because you can just come in here and see all the fish and how they act in the wild.So far, these clown fish have only been sold to local pet shops. But the school has bigger plans to take the fish up north. Once in Cairns, they'll be distributed across the country. More than 95% marine mementos are collected from the wild. If we can that
reproduce through captive breeding, that is definitely going to reduce the pressure on the wild population.There's also concern for Dory's species, the blue tang. Nobody in the world able to kept it, so all, 100%, is now coming from the ocean, from the coral reef. So, this is a worry.The professor is now taking on that this
challenge, starting new research this year. Time now for all your weather. Here's Jenny Time now for all your weather.
Here's Jenny Woodward. Hello, everyone. Cloud is starting to clear from the east but showers tonight.
and possibly snow and sleet tonight. Tomorrow, a frontal system heading 77 towards Perth. In Queensland we're -- up towards Perth. In Queensland we're expecting a high to move in. Fine and cool conditions. It will certainly be windy along the coast, with showers in the north. Some early showers on the south-east Downs, possibly falling as sleet or light snow on the Granite Belt. Partly cloudy over New South Wales. There will be early showers about the Central Coast and gale-force winds from Coffs Harbour all the way down to the Hunter. An early shower about the western slopes of the Central and Northern Ranges. In Victoria, a morning frost and fog in the north and east. Isolated showers about the north-east ranges and also the south-west. It will be a cool day ahead a 15 for Melbourne. For Tasmania, showers about the west, far south and Bass Strait Islands. Mainly fine elsewhere after patchy morning fog. South Australia: Early frost patches over the Flinders Ranges and adjacent eastern areas. Morning fog about too and we'll see showers about the southern coast and south-east. Showers extending across the south-west land division tomorrow and the chance of thunderstorms over western parts, while the Territory can expect a slight chance of showers to the north. Morning fog and frost slight chance of showers to the
north. Morning fog and frost in the Simpson district. Thanks, Jenny. And do stay with us on Afternoons. I'll have more on the day's top stories right after this short break. See you soon.

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Also ahead: The Brexit fallout continues. European markets react to the latest news on Britain's vote to leave the EU. An Australian mining company refuses to say if it paid a ransom to secure the release Plus:
of kidnapped workers in Nigeria. Plus: Saving Nemo - the Queensland schoolchildren on a mission to save clown fish.

The fallout from the UK's Brexit vote is framing the final week of election.
campaigning for Saturday's election. The Coalition's sought top-level advice on its impact which is also feeding into debate over the cost of campaign promises. Our national affairs correspondent joins
is in Parliament House for us and joins me now. Great to see you. We saw the Prime Minister stressing the need for stability in his campaign launch yesterday. What else has he had to say about events in Europe today?Yes, Kumi, if it sounded yesterday like Brexit-inspired rhetoric for the purposes of a launch, the Prime Minister appeared to convert some of those concerns he expressed yesterday into actual action today. He had gone to Adelaide today, where the Nick Xenophon team has the Liberal campaigners worried in Week 8, as it was in Week 1. There was a defence jobs forum for Malcolm Turnbull to stress the more than $100 billion that's been committed to South Australia for sub and shipbuilding in the decades ahead. But he also delivered an update on those Brexit-inspired fears, not only has the Government asked the Treasury, the Reserve Bank, the Securities and Investment Commission and the Prudential Regulator to start talking to their European counterparts, he's also demanded a brief for the incoming government next week on the consequences of all of this. And he's sensing an opportunity here for the old allies to Australia and New Zealand to get their acts together and put some proposals to a future free-standing Britain on ways that the three countries could band together, especially on migration and visa issues. So, Malcolm Turnbull phoned his friend across the Tasman, John Key, about it. The New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and I have discussed the are considerable.
implications of Brexit today. They are considerable. We have many, many common interests in terms of dealing with that, both from a trade point of view, from a movement of persons point of view. There are some big issues in terms of the access of Australians and New Zealanders to the, to Europe, and, indeed, to the United Kingdom. A lot of issues to work on, if my Government is re-elected on Saturday, John and I will meet very shortly thereafter, with our officials, and set out a collaborative, cooperative framework within which Australia and New Zealand will work together. volatilities are
Greg, if the uncertainties and volatilities are as large as the Government suggests, has that prompted the Coalition to adjust its own economic plan?It may have, and if it has, we will know soon enough. Tomorrow the Coalition will reconcile its relatively modest election promises with the budget's bottom lines, because it's promised several hundreds of millions of dollars so far in the campaign, but hasn't yet said what savings it would find to pay for them and doesn't
therefore to ensure the deficit doesn't blow out. Now, tomorrow we're told the Treasurer will release his numbers and that it will show a small improvement to the budget, which suggests that the savings they find will be a tad larger than the spending promise. Labor's out there already of course, with its big ten-year budget costings. They happen to include slightly deeper deficits though, in the first four years. Deeper by $16.5 billion. That's triggered all the heat and light you would normally expect in a budget management debate in the final week of a campaign. Our numbers, costings, we produced yesterday, well in time for the Australian
election, in good faith with the Australian people, I might add, they show we achieved balance in the same year they do. Because we're introducing long-term reforms, what it means is we can make long-term improvement to reducing debt, reducing government debt in the future, because we're making the long-term reforms now, without making savage cuts to the things which really matter to Australians.My issue is not how he's added it up. My issue is what it adds up to. What it adds up to is higher taxes, higher deficits, higher spending and debt and that is the last thing the Australian economy needs at the moment. The Shadow Treasurer has highlighted the risks that are out there in terms of ratings agencies and all the rest. Well, John Bowen and Bill Shorten are a Triple A threat to our Triple A rating. We are into the final week, in case you had not noticed. Is there a change h in pace for the leaders on this trail? I think it will step up. We've observed previously that it's always a bit of an insight into # party tactics to watch where the leaders go. We know that Malcolm Turnbull went to shore up the seats in SA. Bill Shorten started his day in an around his home city of Melbourne. He went into the suburban seat of Dunkley with his candidate Peter Murphy, well before day break and had another two jobs left in him before his team started making its way towards us here in Canberra this evening for a commitment at the Press Club tomorrow. Now, the polls, if they tell us anything, are suggesting that the Coalition might have its nose ahead and all that means for Bill Shorten is that he's going to have to leave nothing out there this week, taking on all comers in the search for votes wherever he goes.You're not renovating frankston Station in that's good. But the thing is, thing also change a lot here, like cancel the traffic lights and, you know, we pay a lot of money to buy the business here. We understand you, but please understand us.This is a really good conversation to have. I'm not quite old enough to vote but if I was I'd definitely be voting for you.You know what, we'll bank your vote for 2019. Will you be the next Prime Minister of Australia?That is my plan brother, that is my plan.Good on you. I can imagine neither leader is wanting to make mistakes in these crucial final days as all the attention centres on them both. What does it say about Malcolm Turnbull's attention to detail that wife today?
he actually managed to lose his wife today?Well, it says that Lucy Turnbull is independently minded and grand parents happen to be suckers for their grand kids. So to set the scene here, Malcolm Turnbull had just finished a campaign in Glenelg. He was surrounded by the media pack and his security detail. He was about to climb into his Commonwealth car, when he suddenly discovered that Lucy Turnbull was nowhere to be seen. Now, we will let the pictures do the talking here. As you will see, it's got to do with a little shopping detour Mrs Turnbull had taken to a nearby community store, that sells toys and soon enough there were two Turnbulls in that toy store. Where is Luce? She's up there.Is she? I think she's gone to a toy store. See, Jack. Jack, the grandson. Priorities. I might join her. She's in the community centre. A good local community centre. Fantastic. Looks good. This is for Isla and this is for Jack and this is for the Play Dough, the table.This is for Jack? Yes.That's for little Isla. Very good. Okay. Ah, that's TV gold, I love it. Well, I think the media might have enjoyed the serendipity of playing hide and seek with the Turnbulls but the anxiety on the face of the security detail, not so much, I don't think. I don't know if I saw it incorrectly, but was there also a sunflower in the background, someone dressed as a sun flow esh, I've seen it all?Yes, I think almost every city that solar-powered clean energy thing happens to shadow the Prime Minister. I love it. Great to speak to you Greg Jennett. See you soon. So there is less than a week to go. You can still find out where you stand, how all your views align with the parties by participating in the ABC's Vote Come pass survey. We've seen great results. Fascinating insights into where everyone sits.

Britain's Finance Minister George Osborne sought to reassure markets following the outcome of the referendum in which Britain voted to leave the EU. Mr Osborne says the British economy is fundamentally strong and open for business.It will not be plain sailing in the days ahead. But let me be clear: You should not underestimate our resolve. We were prepared for the unexpected and we are equipped for whatever happens. We are determined that unlike 8 system
years ago, Britain's financial system will help our country deal with any shocks and dampen them, not contribute to those shocks, or make them worse. It is already evident that as a result of Thursday's decision, some firms are continuing to pause their decisions to invest or to hire people. As I said before the referendum, this will have an impact on the economy and the public finances. There will need to be action to address that. Given the delay in triggering Article 50 and the Prime Minister's decision to hand over to successor, it is sensible that decisions on what that action should consist of wait for the OBR to assess the economy 234 in the autumn and for the new Prime Minister to be in place. But no-one should doubt our resolve to maintain the fiscal stability we have delivered for this country. Seven men, including three Australians, who were kidnapped in Nigeria last week have been released. The company they worked for, MacMahon Holdings, says five were injured, two seriously, and are all receiving medical attention. A Nigerian driver was killed in the abduction, where the armed gang kidnapped three Australians, two Nigerians, a South African and a New Zealander.They are safe. They are having health checks at present. It's obviously been a very traumatic experience. I extend again our sympathies to the family of the Nigerian driver killed in this terrible attack. The family of Tasmanian hostage Mark Gabbedy released a statement saying it's been an unbelievably stressful experience and they're release.
overwhelmingly relieved at his release. Julie Bishop said the Australian Government did not pay a ransom. Our reporter has more from the MacMahon headquarters.We assume with the speedy resolution, it's possible a ransom may have been paid but Ma xrshgsMahon Holdings is refusing to confirm or deny lt that. The company says the reason is that until it gets its workers home it wants to tread lightly in terms of how much information it provides. We know the men are at a safe location in Nigeria. A spokesperson for the company says it's not as simple as getting them home on a plane. They negotiation
don't want to comment on the negotiation process at this stage. We did get an update on their condition. We know five of the search are injured, two of them seriously. Company Chief Executive Cy said that two of them have rib injuries and three other wounds. Work is under way to stabilise them to be flown home. Mr Van Dyke said he was extremely grateful for the efforts of authorities in securing their release. Here is a little of what he had to say.In particular I would like to thank the Nigerian authorities at the local and federal level who have provided us with professional support every step of the way and assisted us with the safe recovery of our men. I'm also grateful for the efforts of the Australian, New Zealand and South African authorities and to a team of specialist international security advisers who have worked with us to help secure this outcome.The company told us today that all of the men have managed to speak to their families overnight, who are obviously incredibly relieved and very eager to get their loved ones home. We heard from the family of the Tasmanian man who thanked MacMahon and authorities for showing what they described as remarkable compassion and fierce determination to get these men released. Ma xrshgsMahon said staff here have worked tirelessly to do just that, some have spent the night sleeping in the company's crisis management room at the headquarters in Perth. relieved
So there are obviously a lot of relieved people that this situation has come to an end. MacMahon has a $24 million contract with the United Cement Company for quarrying operations in Nigeria but we don't know what short-term or mid-term this incident will have on the operations. They say they are willing to say more in the coming days but for now wants to get the guys home. An ABC 7.30 investigation with Fairfax Media has discovered widespread rorting with the work and visa programs. In the last month, there's been 132 cases of suspected corruption. Journalist Nick McKenzie says every part of the visa supply system to some extent appears to be tainted by corruption. A very senior departmental official in charge of investigations in Victoria, WA, Tasmania and SA up until 2013, says it is endemic. There is a vast amount f, large number of people getting their visas inappropriately, using migration agents, paying them cash sums, getting phantom jobs that don't exist and getting sponsored schemes.
under the skilled visa migration schemes. One of the key components is that it's not been properly policed or negotiated in the recent past. The challenge for the Australian Border Force is to track down the criminal syndicates. The evidence is that it is widespread. For police it takes a dedicated response from Border Force and from the government and our former top immigration official we spoke to said that that wasn't there because of the focus on both r boat people. Both sides being interested in making sure they are seen to stop the boats. This fraud is people arriving by plane getting visas in a corrupt or improper fashion, but beneath the radar. It's been about processing people across our borders. There's been no entrenched focus on stopping the criminality t corruption of the system until recently. The challenge looking forward is what will happen to address this problem. Will the government or who wins the election put the proper resources into solving this. There's reaction from the Immigration Department which strides
says that Border Force is taking strides to deal with the criminal syndicates behind the visa rorting and is at pains to point out that the alleged corruption allegations involving immigration officials, while there are many cases referred to the corruption watchdog, that many of those won't be borne out, that many of the corruption allegations that will be found number of
accurate, they involve a small number of staff. I shows there is an integrity problem in the system, not just in the government's side of the visa equation, but throughout the system, the private migration agents, education providers, every part of the visa such plie system system to some extent appears to be tainted with corruption.An inquest shows that plans for a high risk home birth were not acted on due to a lack of staff. Bruce McKenzie has more on this inquest. Each year 1,000 Australian women choose to give birth at home. Most have the assistance of a midwife and have had their pregnancies classified as low risk. Today a coroner's court sitting in Lismore on the NSW North Coast heard that wasn't the case for a baby born in February last year. The court heard the parents were determined to deliver the baby themselves, despite the fact that the foetus was transverse, or lying in a sideways position. That resulted in what's known as an incomplete breach birth. Expert testimony from an obstetrician will detail why all such births should be done by Caesarean section. Concerns were raised with community services but the court heard there were not enough staff for any action to be taken. The baby wasn't breathing when he arrived at the hospital and life support was turned off in a Brisbane hospital three days later. The inquest will determine if the parents were properly advised about what risks they were taking and if they were determined to push ahead regardless. It will also examine what role health and welfare professionals play in this tragedy and if anything can be done to prevent this in the future. Both parents denied planning a home birth, despite the fact they didn't make any arrangements to have the baby delivered at local hospitals. They will give evidence later this week as the inquest continues. Overseas to California. Five people have been stabbed and three others injured in a clash between a white supremacist group and protesters T violence erupted as oon soon as the white Nationalist group arrived at the State Capitalist Building in Sacrame in, to. Counter protesters were waiting and the groups began fighting despite a large police presence. Eight were taken to hospital, two with life-threatening injuries. The clashes have fuelled concern about potential violence at major party conventions in the lead-up to the US election in November. Time to check in with what's trending online. Here is News Exchange.

The Coalition is enjoying a boost in the latest News Poll. It leads Labor 51-49, two-party preferred. On Twitter Malcolm Turnbull is in front of Shorten short.

The Government says it will unveil the costings of its election promises tomorrow. That's as Labor defends its costings which reveal the deficit would deteriorate by a further $16 billion over the next four years. In the lead-up to election day, the AEC says more than 1.17 million have voted early, up from 775,000 for the same period in 2013. 600,000 postal vote have been returned. The fallout from the UK referendum continues. The Opposition Leader faces pressure to resign after losing more than a dozen members of his Shadow Cabinet. On Twitter Jeremy Corbyn says:

He says Scotland could veto the exit.If the Scottish parliament was judging this on the basis of what's right for Scotland, then the option of saying that we won't vote for something against Scottland's interests, of course that will on the table.Even People have been sharing stories of alleged incidents of racism online. Sarah Childs compiled a series of posts from Twitter. She shared her album on Facebook: "Worrying signs".

An investigation is under way into claims of fraud targeting an online petition demanding a second referendum on Brexit. More than three-and-a-half million signatures have been added. 80,000 names have been removed, many for using fake addresses. US Secretary of State John Kerry is due in Brussels and London later. On Twitter he says the visit is to reaffirm the unwavering US partnership with the EU and UK. Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has commented on the referendum results. We've got to be clear about this. No-one should be confused about America's commitment to Europe. Not an autocrat in the Kremlin, not a presidential candidate on a Scottish golf course. We have to reaffirm that the United States and the United Kingdom are different countries in many important ways - economically, politically, demographically. But we still have a lot of common interests and values. Republican Donald Trump has offered his thoughts on Twitter.

On that sumth the billionaire rejected a poll by ABC in the Washington Post.

Mr Donald Trump calls the survey a disgrace. The Clinton campaign shared this image after a Pride March in New York City.

Lionel Messi has been trending, announcing he's retiring from international football. Here is what is being searched on Google across Australia. Now to other items from across the social web.

Now the technology is set to make chores around the home easier. Meet Spot Mini, the latest robot to come out of US engineering form Boston Dynamics. Weighing under 25kg t machine is seen in this clip carrying out challenges, navigating through furniture and also loading a dish washer. It can come unstuck.

But the robodog recovers from its banana trip and Spot Mini appears a drink
little reluctant to give up a soft drink can. Developers say the robot can run for 90 minutes before it needs a recharge. Boston Dynamics says it's one of the quitest robots it's built. Those robots get treated fairly badly by their makers. They, do like they're trying to trip them up. I'd love to see what they're working on. I'm sure the technology in that robot is, you know, five years old from their perspective. Be crazy to see what they're doing now.You will see it around your Yes,
house soon. Yes, exactly. Time now for your weather.

Hello. A cold, wet and bleak day under widespread cloud over the eastern half of the country due to an upper trough and surface line. We've seen scattered showers down particularly
to Tasmania with snowfalls particularly over NSW. Fine and clear to the west but there is a front heading up to WA. That will bring some rain and showers this week. A big high pressure system is on the way, it will push things off the coast and the offshore low will develop tomorrow, bringing strong to gale force winds to the coastal areas and some showers. Cold, strong and gusty south westerlies will wrap around the high pressure system. We will see temperatures drop overnight bringing widespread frost where the skies are clear and some showers and snow move in in the
through south-east of the country in the week as the next trough comes through. Tomorrow in Queensland, windy along the coast with showers to the north. Early showers on the SE downs, possibly falling as sleet or light snow on the ground. A fine, dry and cold day after early frost. Partly cloudy over NSW.

The top stories: the Coalition promised to reveal its full budget costings tomorrow as both parties continue to trade blows over the election.
economy, five days from the election. The Coalition has been hammering Labour over the -- Labor over its plan to run deeper deficits in the short-term. Labor's says the Coalition's number are a fantasy because they depend on savings which are almost certain to be blocked in the Senate after the The families of two of the three Australian workers freed after being abducted in Nigeria say they are happy with how mining company situation.
Macmahon Holdings handled the situation. Seven employees of the Perth-based company were kidnapped at gunpoint last week. The company has not commented on whether a ransom was paid. The fallout from Britain's decision to leave the EU continues, with a dozen members of the opposition frontbench resigning. Despite the upheaval, Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to stay on as Labor leader. Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warned her country's Parliament could veto the Brexit and says a second independence referendum is highly likely. European markets have just started trading, with a footsie in London down.

Let's get the latest sports nows. Here is Peter Wilkins with Grandstand. Australia's cricketers add another 1-day title to their trophy Cabinet. They scraped past the West Indies in the Tri Series fine to reaffirm their position as the best 50-over side in the world.I don't think we played our best cricket throughout the tournament. I think we still have a lot of work to do to get where we want to get to. We are going to keep improving and get better as we keep playing together as a team.I am Gretel Killeen # -- Peter Wilkins and this is

It's good to have your company. Australia has won cricket's triseries in the Caribbean thanks to a 58-run victory over the West Indies in the final. Michael Wade held the innings together before Josh Hazelwood produced a stand-out performance with the ball. Hazelwood was also awarded man of the series. Yes!The champagne was flowing, but Steve Smith wasn't letting the win get to his head.I think we have still got a lot of work to do. Australia's top order got starts in the tri-series decider, but failed to go on with it.A tie. That should be taken whochlt is calling it? Samuels. Takes the catch!To