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(generated from captions) to minus three on Saturday and only a few degrees difference on Sunday. Plenty of snow around. Up to 20cm on Saturday and 10 on Sunday. Visibility is poor. Before we go, a recap of our top stories now. Donald Trump has accepted the Republican Party's nomination for president, with a promise to get tough on crime and illegal immigration. Mr Trump addressed convention delegates for more than an hour, pledging a Trump White House would put America first. And that's the latest from the Canberra newsroom. For more ACT news, you can follow us online or on Twitter at ABC News Canberra. I'm Virginia Haussegger. Stay with us now for 7:30, with Matt

This program is live captioned by Ericsson Access Services. Welcome to 7.30. Tonight: Pressure mounts on the IOC to ban Russia from the Olympic Games.She's going to win by a huge margin!The IOC will need to take a stand here and now and say, enough is enough. Donald Trump turns presidential. year,
When I take the oath of office next year, I will restore law and order to our country.(CHEERING) Believe me, believe me.Today, you saw a very different - it was a very different sort of Donald Trump. I hate to say that he looked more presidential, but, you know, he kind of did.And grey power resurrecting a ghost town.

It wouldn't be the Olympics without a doping scandal - but the Rio Games faced potentially one of the biggest in history before they've even begun. With fewer than two weeks until the opening ceremony, the International Olympic Committee is under pressure to disqualify the entire Russian team. The Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland has ruled the ban on 68 track and field athletes can stand but recent explosive revelations about the widespread nature of Russia's doping system has many calling for a blanket ban on every athlete representing the powerhouse nation in Brazil. Ben Worsley reports.The Russian this year registered her longest throw in the world for the last two decades.The Russian threat was looming, the Russian led the charge and this is where he took a lead he wouldn't surrender.She is going to win by a huge margin!Anna didn't miss a single jump on her way to the winning height.The outcome was a almost
formality, the Russian winning by almost a minute.It's an Olympic record!Yeah, it's very frustrating as a clean athlete to know you are getting up every day and going out there and training as hard as you possibly can, you know, doing everything right to be able to get yourself ready to go for the next session when you find there's other athletes who are simply just using the needle to get their next session in.In a few days, Chris Erickson flies to Rio for his third Olympics. He will compete in the 50km walk, an athletic pursuit now synonymous with Russian doping. Eric believes he has been competing against cheats for a decade.I can clearly remember in 2009 at a race in China, sitting behind the had
Olympic champion from Russia, who had won the world championships the previous year and his back was covered in acne and that is sign of people using drugs and that was a watershed moment for me, thinking, hang on, something is going wrong here.Well done Jared Tallent, back-to-back silver medals.When Jared Tallent lost in London, everyone knew he had been robbed. His belated gold medal ceremony into
last month brought Russian doping into sharp focus in Australia. Now, less than a fortnight before Brazil, it's very much a global concern.The Court of Arbitration for Sport has dismissed the requests filed by the Russian athletes.
Olympic Committee and 68 Russian athletes.Overnight, the Court of Arbitration for Sport, upheld the ban on Russia's track and field team, first implemented by the International Athletics Federation last November. The IAAF's hand was forced by a flood of evidence implicating Russian athletes in the widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs. According to the Kremlin, keeping purely
Russia out of the Olympics is purely political. TRANSLATION: In my view, this is a subjective and somewhat politicised decision for which there is no legal basis. The court has taken a decision that violates the rights of clean athletes. We are going to continue to defend our dignity.And Russia's athletes have been lining up to do just that. TRANSLATION: I think it's unfair to punish the whole country - or clean athletes. We have nothing to do opportunity.
with it and we're deprived of the opportunity.They're not the only country with a doping problem but at the moment, I'm not aware of any other country with quite such a government-organised doping problem. There may be sympathies from governments in different parts of the world, but this is really, really a shocking example of cheating that has lasted for four years.

years.Et cheating sir -- the cheating Sir Craig Reedie is referring to was shocking.From all of this comes a picture which emerges of an intertwined network of state involvement through the ministry of sport, it was a fail-safe method of permitting cheating Russian athletes to compete while using performance-enhancing substances. Russia's dismal showing at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics prompted a state-sanctioned system of doping, but more importantly, deception. The arrival of Team Russia.Much of it played out during the 2014 Sochi Games, when urine samples from Russian athletes who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs were swapped. Secret service agents smuggled the samples through a hole in the wall of the official doping laboratory. The urine was replaced with a clean sample and the bottles were smuggled back in. The fraud that was committed in anti-doping in Russia was very simple in its execution. It was a chain of command that extended all the way to the Russian ministry of sport. It was comprehensive, state-sanctioned doping.When positive samples weren't being swapped, they were often simply re-named. WADA calls this scheme, "The disappearing positive methodology" and it was operating as late as August last year. If an athlete considered a medal chance before
returned a positive drug test before a major event, a senior government minister would change the official documentation to record a negative result. The system allowed dozens of Russian drug cheats to qualify for the London Olympics.The outcomes of this particular investigation come as no surprise for keen observers of anti-doping internationally. We've known for a long time that the global anti-doping system is a house of cards. It is built on trust and not on competency in auditing. If a country like Russia is able to subvert the international anti-doping system so comprehensively for so many years, then it really could happen anywhere.The disappearing positive results system mostly involved Russia's track and field athletes, who won't be going to Rio. But there are nearly 30 other sports also implicated - including five that Russia won gold in in London. The report of November 2015 was very clear that it would be naive to think it was just athletics and it was just Russia. We've now established that it wasn't just athletics in Russia.The question now is what the International Olympic Committee does about the Russian athletes in those other sports. The court of arbitration decision opens the door for the governing bodies of those sports to follow athletics and ban Russian competitors from their events in Rio. The IOC must decide next week whether to leave that decision to each sporting federation, all heavily funded by Russia, but whether to issue a blanket ban on the entire nation.I think the Olympic movement and the Olympic Games itself will face some threat itself as time goes on, if there is no strong action taken here.In my personal opinion, I don't think the rest of the Russian team should be allowed to compete. The IOC really need to take a stand here and now and say, enough is enough.Ben Worsley reporting. In little more than a year, Donald Trump has done what many thought impossible - scaled the heights of the Republican Party. In the process, he overwhelmed 16 candidates and conquered a hostile party establishment. In his speech to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland today, the pugnacious property tycoon accepted the nomination and turned his sights to his next opponent - Hillary Clinton. Political analyst and columnist Thomas Frank was there as Donald Trump laid out his vision for America and his strategy for presidential
what's looking like a bruising presidential campaign. Here's a bit of what he saw.There can be no prosperity without law and order. (CHEERING) We are going to build a great border wall to stop illegal immigration, to stop the gangs, and the violence, and to stop the drugs from pouring into our communities. Thomas Frank, thanks so much for making time for us. Based on that Donald
speech what should we make of a Donald Trump presidency?Oh, my God, a Donald Trump presidency, well, it likes likelier today than it did a couple of weeks ago, I'll say that. But the thing that is most startling about the Donald Trump candidacy and everything that you are seeing that makes it even remotely possible is the failure of the Democratic Party. I mean, the man, Trump, here, is reaching out to traditional Democratic voters to - he's openly trying to speak to and win the votes of working class people using phrases like, "The forgotten man", that comes from Franklin Roosevelt.One of the things that struck me as I listened to his speech was how hard he hit a couple of phrases. One was law and order, what do you think about that?One is a very traditional Republican campaign issue. One of the things we keep reading about Donald Trump is that he is trying to pattern his campaign after, get this, Richard Nixon's campaign in 1968, which is a great law and order campaign, but 1968 was a really different time and it was a lawless era. The Vietnam war was going on and there were really we
riots in the streets, nothing like we have today.That fear card, that fear campaign, because he hit rising murder rates, shooting of police, immigrants, Islamic State terrorism, China and the trade imbalance - can you overplay that, though?Yeah, well, look, that's the world out of control - that is the conservative selling point and has been for, you know, 20 years or so, you know. Look, the problem is that the Democrats have basically - a lot of this is exaggeration, right? A lot of this is nonsense, but there is something at the core of it that is very real, when he talks about wages not growing, when he talks about huge parts of the country basically being sacrificed for the sort of global fantasies of a liberal elite in Washington - it's actually true. I mean, wages aren't growing in this country. There are entire industries and areas and regions where, you know, the economy, or working people, are out of work, this is all true. A big part of this country never really recovered from the last recession, and when President Obama and Secretary Clinton boast about how good the economy is, they are inviting exactly this kind of response. But, look, the rest of it, about crime in the streets and that sort of thing - yes, it's a gross exaggeration.Did you detect a change in strategy here in this speech? Because up until now, he has been the king of the insult, Lion Ted Cruz and 'little' Marco Rubio and 'crooked' Hillary Clinton and we didn't hear that today.He delivered the speech much better than I've ever seen before. If you watch a whole lot of Donald Trump's speeches, he is very good when he is adlibbing and making it up as he goes along and he's usually quite bad when he reads a speech off the teleprompter. But today you saw a very different sort of Donald Trump. I hate to say that he looked more presidential, but, you know, he kind of did.One of the things that he seems to be doing is starting to reach out to other camps, that he possibly hadn't had beforehand. For instance, he specifically says, "We will win over Bernie Sanders' supporters, by renegotiating trade deals". Do you think that that is realistic?Well, I'm a Bernie Sanders supporter! And concerns
the thing is, I have a lot of other concerns as well. But the trade it
deals is really important to me and it is fantastic that that is politics.
finally being talked about in our politics. For years, I'm going to go off on a tangent here, but for years, people who criticised these trade deals were regarded as if there was something mentally wrong with them, you know, you were just so far out of the mainstream and the consensus. It's wonderful seeing that consensus finally being smashed. But I've been here at the convention for four days and they've been reaching out to gay voters, which is quite remarkable for the Republican Party.He mentioned them today and talked about Orlando as well.That's right and one of the previous speakers tonight talked about the culture wars - that they were a smokescreen to keep us away from thinking about our economic problems. And in the last couple of days you've seen a number of very charismatic black speakers, trying to reach out, desperately trying to reach out I would say, to the black community, because he is really way behind with black voters. But, yeah, he is trying. I don't know if he is going to succeed.Interesting when Ivanka Trump was speaking, she outlined that her father would introduce a policy that would make childcare affordable for working mothers. Is Donald Trump trying to use his family, his daughter in particular there, to try and win back the women's vote? Because he has been seen as somewhat of a misogynist? That's right and as you saw here at this convention they've been working really hard to counter that perception. By the way, that policy proposal is one that I've never heard from them before. I mean, that's kind of shocking coming from Donald Trump. There's another one they just put into the Republican platform where they want to bring back the bank regulations of the 1930s that we used to have, that were famously or notoriously repealed when Bill Clinton was president in the 1990s as part of his whole globalisation agenda and the Republicans are now calling for bringing these things back. This is not the Republican Party that I grew up with. These are not free traders. These people don't really believe in markets. He even times
denounced big business several times in this speech. I've never heard a Republican do that. All sorts of things are happening here I've never seen before.That leads me to the other point. The Republican establishment is the other group he probably needs to win back between now and noef but you have people like Ted Cruz refusing to -- November but you to
have people like Ted Cruz refusing to endorse him. Do you think he can win back the establishment? (LAUGHTER) Yeah, yeah. Well, he is trying, that's what his vice-presidential selection is all about, with Mike Pence. The Ted Cruz thing was pretty rugged and ugly yesterday. You read in the newspapers that the traditional Republican voters, the business community, affluent business people in America, are very mistrustful of this guy. I don't know if he is going to be able to win them. I have no idea what's going happen!And possibly most importantly, the polls only have him slightly behind Hillary do. Do
Clinton, or some of them at least do. Do you think he can make up the difference between now and November?I don't know, this is anybody's guess. But what he is counting on doing - now, remember, where he is drawing his greatest support is among the white working class and this is a traditional Democratic constituency that has basically been abandoned by the Democratic Party over the years and this is the first time I've ever seen a Republican really reach out to them in this kind of way. They've reached out to them for years with culture wars issues but to reach out to them to try to promise to change their stld of living thsh this is new for a Republican and it's shaking up the politics in this country. I think in some ways, you know, it is a healthy change.It has been fascinating few days. Thomas Frank, thank you so much for making time to speak to 7.30.Sure thing, any time.Bill Shorten has been forced to expand his shadow ministry to save the frontbench career of Victorian Senator Kim Carr, following an outbreak of factional warfare in the Labor Party. Federal caucus met in Canberra this afternoon to sign off on who should be included in the expanded line-up, with the Opposition Leader to allocate portfolios over the weekend. Kim Carr was set to be dumped after falling out with some left faction colleagues. But Mr Shorten and the right intervened. David Feeney and Sharon Bird have been dropped, making way for five new faces Ed shais Husic, Claire brown, Sam Dastyari and Linda Burney. I was joined earlier by shadow Agriculture Minister Joel Fitzgibbon earlier to talk about it. Thanks for joining 7.30. Can I get a baseline here quickly? Kim Carr supported Bill Shorten with crucial votes back when he won the opposition leadership over Anthony Albanese, is that correct?First of all, the important point is that we a
emerged from that caucus today with a very, very strong team. Not only that, but, of course, a team brimming with diversity, gender diversity, ethnic diversity and even religious diversity. A very talented team. And I think Kim Carr remaining part of that team adds to its strength and I welcome it and I believe Bill Shorten showed great strength of leadership in ensuring think
that he was part of the team and I think we'll be better for it.But first and foremost, this was about repaying that loyalty back then, wasn't it? Because Bill Shorten had to reach into his right faction and save Kim Carr in that caucus vote. Bill Shorten wants to win the next election, whenever that might be, and who knows, it might be sooner rather than later, given the circumstances the government finds itself in. So absolutely, Bill's focus is - was on producing the very strongest team, with strong diversity, the best team he could find, and I think more than anything, that's what Bill was about today.But by that logic, that means that the left faction who abandoned Mr Carr didn't want the best team?Well, we are in the happily difficult position of having far many more talented people than spots available, and obviously the left came to their democratic
own decision. We have a very democratic process in our organisation, unlike the conservatives. They came to their own conclusion. Bill came to the conclusion himself that he needed Kim Carr in his team, and he showed great strength in ensuring that he remained part of the team.What it appeared from the outside is that there's division within the Labor Party. What do you think it says to the community when these kind of divisions are laid open like this? Our great strength over the course of the last three years has been unity, the strength of our unity. We've had a more cohesive side than we ever have had in the 20 years I've been in the parliament, and what we did today was secure a very, very good outcome, a group with an abundance of talent, but we also walked away still as a unified team and Bill Shorten takes the credit for that.I just heard one of your colleagues, Graham Perrett, saying these are just factional shenanigans - how would you describe it?Look, some people might find the factional system and the manoeuvrings that go on rather intriguing, but the fact is that they work, they bring stability, to the show, and I think it's a great credit to Bill Shorten that we walked away with such a strong team. Also accommodating Kim Carr who, of course, has been an impressive contributor over many years, but still unified - that is a great outcome.What about poor old Andrew Lee, he stays in the shadow ministry but has to take a pay cut to do it. He is on a backbencher salary now. What did he do wrong?I'm sure Mr Lee won't be too concerned about the level of his salary. The point is that this working.
is an example of the system working.It is an example of collateral damage, isn't it?No, Andrew Lee is an independent in the caucus, he has always known that independence.
brings challenges, he likes that independence. But the important thing is, again, Bill Shorten decided Andrew Lee is too talented a contributor to let go so he found a way of accommodating him. That's again, Bill Shorten showing great strength of leadership and a capacity to find innovative ways of making things work.So this is the first meeting since the election. Was there any discussion about what kind of opposition Labor will be in this term of parliament - constructive or obstructive?No discussion today but Bill Shorten has made it very, very clear that, wherever and whenever we can, we will act absolutely in the national interests. By the way, as the chief government whip in the last hung parliament, I find that a little bit hard to swallow - Tony Abbott decided just to wreck the show, took a wrecking ball through the parliament every single day. So it's tempting to do otherwise, but make
Bill Shorten is absolutely right to make a commitment to being productive, being cooperative, wherever we can be. And I kwfr -- qualify that, of course, because we won't allow Labor's principles to be thrown out the window or support very bad legislation because, in any case, that would not be in the national interest.So tomorrow Bill Shorten will reveal what the shadow portfolios will be, and who they will go to. So let's suffice to say you will remain in your shadow agriculture for the time being. The Productivity Commission report yesterday into regulation about agriculture wants the food labelling system changed so that you won't know now whether a food is GMO or not genetically modified. Do you support that removal of that requirement?Can I first of all say that there is no doubt that biotechnology will play a significant role, or must play a significant role, in our productivity effort in the coming years, if we're going to take the opportunities available in Asia, we will need to lift our productivity and further push ourselves up the question,
value curve. This is a spol question, one I can't reflect on too deeply today, but suffice to say that I think we need to do better. We have been too hesitant about biotechnology adoption.Just on that other GM-related topic in the report, you were saying that biotechnology is going to be essential. There is a moratorium on GM crops in five states and territories - it wants them lifted. Would you support that?Well, in the first instance it is a matter for the states and territories. This is another example of the wonders of the federation, but we need a strong federal regulator, but we also need strong federal leadership and, again, I say that I think we've been too hesitant and too reluctant on biotechnology generally and I do believe we need strong leadership from Canberra and if I were the minister that's exactly what I would be providing. So you would recommend they lift the moratorium?No, I'd be showing strength of leadership in taking the states to a position where we're not so hesitant on the use and take-up of biotechnology. Alright, Joel Fitzgibbon, thank you for your time.It is a great pleasure.Once a vital railway hub and rural centre in the far north of South Australia - Farina has been a ghost town for decades. Abandoned towns built primarily out of stone but now falling to ruin are a dominant feature of the state's outback landscape. But for the past eight years, an army of primarily grey nomads has worked to bring one town back to life. Restoring Farina has reinvigorated those involved and brought life Stein
back into a crumbling town. Ginny Stein has this report.

Right, you go around there.Yeah. It is first light at Farina Station on the edge of the Birdsville track.You follow there, right?

Kevin Dawes and his wife, Anne, have lived and worked here for 25 years.It's a tough environment to live in, isn't it?It can be, yes, but I do think we have it a lot easier than what people used to have in the past.Their closest town is Farina - it lies in the centre of their station. Their homestead is on the town's doorstep. No-one lives in Farina permanently anymore. Its last resident departed in 1975.In its heyday, how many?Around 600 but it had a floating population, there used to be a lots of drovers and cameleers and also workers for the railway.So now the permanent population is you and your wife? That's right, plus the tourists that come through.In its prime, the town of Farina was a major inland railway hub.In the early days, it used to be the main trucking yard for cattle, for sheep, and cattle used to come down the virginle -- Birdsville track, the Oodnadatta track and they used to track it by rail and that's what made it so dusty and dry back in those days.When the railway line was moved the town began to crumble. Lack of rain had already taken its toll.They used to grow as
wheat out here, crops, but as soon as you get your first hot summer, the crops won't survive, and the first settlers came out here trying to run this place and there was a lot of heartbreak in that and a lot of them didn't survive it.Yeah, no, looking good, all the pointing here has filled all the gaps in, and just do that part now.Eight years ago a group of retired caravanners came up with a plan to help restore the town. Kevin Dawes jumped at the idea.Oh, I just think historic parts of Australia, it's very important about the early settlers and all that and we should never lose that.Now it's grey power that has brought life back into a crumbling town.The average age of people here is probably about, I'd say we would be going 67, 68.I think it gives you a focus on a life, rather than sitting at home, watching TV every day, reading newspapers, doom and gloom.The volunteer workforce has grown from a handful of helpers to more than 100.We have a big bunch of people, with eight weeks of the year, these grey nomads, mainly, and volunteers come in and we do all this work.

It's this underground bakery that funds the restoration efforts.I like baking and I love coming up here and supporting the cause. Put that on the thing. There we go. This oven laid dormant for almost a century until it was recently restored and put back to work.All goes
the money raised from the bakery goes to the project. And it takes quite a lot of money each year to purchase the supplies we need to stabilise the walls, the lime mortar and the cement, and things like that.This batch will be vegetable quiche.Retired baker Dennis Rockley is a repeat volunteer. Prep work for the oven is done in a van next door.I don't bake normally during the year. Last time I baked was when I came out here last year.And out in the middle of nowhere, a queue begins to form.Oh my God! Look how good this is. It's steaming hot. Look, straight out of the oven. Fantastic. Mmm. We've been crossing the Simpson Desert from the Gold Coast. Been crossing it for about six days. Been on the road for about a week and a half. It feels like a lifetime since we've seen a bakery.The sale of bread and pies is paying for two stone masons to help restore the fettler's cottage. Yeah, we're not reconstructing, we're not rerouting them, we are just trying to hold what's here for future generations to come and look at.People say, oh, stonework is so expensive, but it's just... Like this.Peter Russell is full of praise for the past workmen of Farina.The brickwork is plum. You can always tell a house or building put together by someone who wasn't a mason because stones are all over the place, but these are nice flat walls. It has survived a bit, hasn't it?My great-great-grandparents were the first Europeans to come and settle here to build the very first house and they were assigned to come and dig the wells to enable both the feeding of the stock which was coming down from Birdsville and also to provide water for the new trainline that was being put through. You see some original framework here.Rob has come to pass on to the restoration group what he knows about the town's original layout. As a teenager, he visited his grandmother here.We're on the actual rail track itself. The railroad. And it was a feckless job to make sure these were in pristine condition.This year's restoration season is almost complete. And plans are now being made for next year.We like to continue to bring life back to Farina and we'd like to build a museum next year, which would be a bakery and museum area.

Ginny Stein with that report. And that's all from us tonight. Thanks for your company. Have a great weekend. Goodnight.