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(generated from captions) This program is live captioned by Ericsson Access Services. The light's back on for much of South Australia, but the state struggles through another battering from the elements. Two years on - confirmation the buk missile that brought down Flight MH17 was supplied by Russia. Have Australia's major banks been sending people bankrupt by issuing credit cards with irresponsible limits? And a tie for Rugby League's top honour - Cooper Cronk and Jason Taumalolo awarded this year's Dally M Medal. Hello, James McHale with ABC News Early Edition. South Australia is bracing for more wild weather as it recovers from yesterday's state-wide blackout. Most residents in Adelaide who were without power last night have had their power restored. But residents in many country areas may remain in the dark for days. Tom Fedorovich is just outside the town of Melrose, where power pylons were knocked down - a major cause of the state's blackout. Standing outside of Melrose, at town to the east of Port Pirie, where some of the pylons have come crashing down, there are more than 20 that have come down, causing a lot of power problems across South Australia. These are in a field, it does not look like cruise will get them any time soon. As you can see, the weather is atrocious. Down the road, there are some of those wires lying across the road. That is information we have is a power will not be restored until 6pm type some errors. And with the weather the way it is, it is important for authority to get the power back on. Reporter Loukas Founten joins us live from Adelaide for more. What is the weather like there?

What is the weather like there? Just waiting to see if we can get them back. OK, we are back. Can you start over again?It is pretty ad out here. We have lost a microphone.I think we have lost audio dead. Lukus, we will return to you later. Apologies for those technical problems. Emergency crews continue to grapple with yesterday's state-wide power outage. There are an estimated 60000 properties still without power. Nicola Gage has been taking a look at how people have been coping. A bustling city, with everything but light. The heart of Adelaide looked more like an apocalyptic setting than a working CBD. Police battled wind and heavy rain to herd motorists as traffic ground to a halt and firefighters rescued others trapped inside building lifts. Hundreds of restaurants and cafes were forced to close, with many still assessing the costs. When the power goes off, we lose all the ovens. So, we had to throw what we had made away. La Trattoria in the city centre managed to open under candlelight, with chefs using head torches, but not without losing more than $5,000 in trading. We had to shut down our delivery section completely because all the pizza ovens work on electricity, but we did manage to cook a little bit. For those at home, it was candles and gas cookers with many using the unprecedented event to take a step away from technology... We're all just going to hang out tonight and treat it as a night around the campfire. ..and pick up some long-lost hobbies. I think it's great. I'm catching up on my knitting. We played cards and sat around and had a good time. But for those still in darkness, and who could be for several days, the novelty may soon wear off. Nicola Gage, ABC News, Adelaide. We are going back to Adelaide where hopefully Lukus can talk. What is the weather like, if you can hear me?I was saying before, up until 10 or 15 minutes ago, it was quite pleasant here. It has set in now. The wind is picking up and the brain has made its way down now. -- rain. A statement was made not long ago, warning that conditions would worsen into the evening. He said that people should try to get on the road and leave work early as possible to avoid congestion later on. He was concerned that too many people would get on the road and given what happened yesterday with the blackout, we may see some traffic performance. The SES and police are warning of destructive conditions, up to 125km/h is across estate. They are expecting many more millimetres in the coming hours.It is important that people take these conditions seriously and I will reiterate the Commissioner's comments, e.g. Can leave early, do so, secure your property. We will start to see congestion is on the road and obstructions to the road as tree infrastructure is damage.Outside of the main city, floods are a concern? Yes, the problem is a of these areas are likely to be affected, they have only recently suffered flood damage in the past 10 or 12 days. Flood warnings are in place for the Torrens River, any river around the state at the moment, really, given the amount of rain we are receiving. There is a possibility of a king tide like event in the rainHoldfast Bay. -- Holdfast.And there is some speculation that South Australia energy has contributed to the outage?The State opposition and Nick Xenophon are calling for inquiries into what happened here. As early as only one hour ago, Electronet, have been patrolling the powerlines and damage, said this was a once in a 50 year event and could not be predicted. The damage would not have been predicted or prevented. We have seen the pictures were powerlines have been completely bent over. Three out of the four electricity connective powerlines have been damaged. Electronet is expecting to work on those over the next few days and well into the weekend. That could be sometime before power is restored. For the moment, Jay Weatherill was happy to leave aside whether or not the South Australian reliance on renewable energy was a problem. Both he and Electronet said that this could not have been predicted or foreseen, that the renewable energy reliance is not the problem. A criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has confirmed a Buk missile, trucked into Ukraine from Russia, brought down the plane. Almost 300 people died in the 2014 crash, including 38 Australian citizens and residents. Europe correspondent Lisa Millar reports. The families were briefed in private after two years of wondering who and what brought down MH17. What we thought might be the truth is being confirmed. Confirmation from investigators - not only it was it a Buk surface-to-air missile that hit the Boeing 777 plane, but where it came from. TRANSLATION: This Buk trailer was bought into from the territory of the Russian Federation. And after launch, it was subsequently returned to the Russian Federation territory. These videos helped them plot the exit route of the missile launcher as it crossed into Ukraine and ended up in farmland, in territory controlled by Russian-backed rebels. Radar data, eye witnesses and tapped phone calls provided further proof. TRANSLATION: Buk? Buk. Yes, yes, I got it. 100 people may have been involved. Their names and nationalities are secret - for now. TRANSLATION: We cannot and do not want to tell you everything yet. Because that might jeopardise the investigation. If a missile is sent from Russia to the Ukraine for just one day, then there has been a decision and the decision that cannot be and the decision that cannot be
taken, cannot be taken and the decision that cannot be
taken, cannot be taken by just a soldier. The chain of command is critical to this case. Did the launch crew decide on a target, or were there orders from above? TRANSLATION: We are not making any comments about the people from the Russian Federation. Russia has dismissed the report as biased. This includes investigations, intelligence, forensic and specialist capability for as long as required. Some of the families are worried this could drag on for decades, just like Locherby, but these investigators are convinced they are building a criminal case that will stand up in court and bring justice for the victims. The US President Barack Obama has criticised Congress for overriding his veto of a controversial bill. The new law will allow the families of those who died in the September 11 attacks to sue Saudi Aarabian officials. The US Senate voted 97-to-1 to pass the legislation, amending a law shielding other countries from American lawsuits. The bill now allows victim's families to sue members of the Saudi Government, suspected of involvement in the 9-11 attacks. But Mr Obama says it could open the way for similar lawsuits against US soldiers overseas. An Australian permanent resident at the centre of a murder trial in Indonesia has told the court she did not poison her friend. 27-year-old Jessica Wongso is accused of murdering Murna Salihin by slipping cyanide into her coffee at a Jakarta cafe in January. Indonesia correspondent Samantha Hawley reports. In a case that's captivated a nation, this was the moment, a hungry television audience was waiting for. Australian permanent resident, Jessica Wongso took to the stand for the first time. She faced hours of detailed questioning about the day she allegedly laced her friend's iced coffee with cyanide. TRANSLATION: We were sitting and chatting until Mirna drank her coffee. Then she said it tasted awful. It all happened so fast. If you ask hay how it happened, I can't answer. It's a case with various links to Australia. Jessica Wongso and the victim studied at prestigious design school in Sydney this week, a New South Wales Police man gave evidence about the troubled mental health history of the accused. And three separate Australian forensic experts gave evidence to the court that there is no proof that cyanide caused the death. Jessica Wongso remained calm and measured throughout the questioning. TRANSLATION: A little lie needs to be covered up with a bigger lie. We did not make up anything. I told her to speak the truth. That's where she appeared very relaxed. Jessica denies she laced her friend's drink with cyanide. Australian police offered assistance after they received assurance from the Indonesian government that she would not face the death penalty. The West Australian government will create a rural fire service in the wake of a bushfire that killed two people earlier this year. The service was the key recommendation of an independent inquiry by Victorian fire expert Euan Ferguson, although it won't be in place by this bushfire season. Emily Piesse reports. The cupboard commissioned the inquiry in January, weeks after devastating fire destroyed Yarloop. Everything the Ferguson report in June and accepted all 17 recommendations, including a rural Fire service, response and four bushfires.The volunteer fibre in the practical spirit, local knowledge and we want to make use in that in fighting the fires.The Premier says it will take time to set up the service, which will not be ready by this fire season and authority is yet to decide how will be structured. It is considering a independent unit or a government department.What we had to be guided by is how we can most effectively rent through prescribed burning, prevent bushfires and effectively fight fires.A new management teams are option and better communication system and backburning. The governments are some of the 17 recommendations are in place and others will be introduced this summer. As the major banks prepare to front Parliament next week, credit cards are looming as the latest potential scandal. Pensioners are receiving credit limits of up to $80,000. Business reporter Michael Janda has more. This pensioner has experience first-hand the damage that it can do. She is living with friends after turning home over to the bank.I am living at a suitcase.She did not want to be identified, because she has reached a deal with a major and declare hundreds of thousands in bank loans. The banks proved it the more reckless and chasing up a $14,000 credit card debt. Those phonecalls littering my working hours.The consumer action Law Centre of Victoria say they see people with credit card debts of more than $10,000.We have worked out that one person per week that the contact us has credit card debt of more than $100,000.Even welfare recipients are receiving unsustainable limits. Someone on a covenant pension, earning a total of $25,000 per year, they were assessed to have a credit card debt or limits of $80,000. This is extraordinary.Gregory Mowle has interviewed 26 bankrupts.I do not believe they have complied with the responsible lending obligations. Many consumers are switching to fix term personal loans, and to consolidate debt. At the same time as total credit card debt has been falling. The cards are often paid off and not cancelled, allowing the debt spiral to start again.It is a conflict of interest, because the staff in the branches are on a commission scheme, they get a bonus, they get targets.The big banks find ways to keep Australians in the red. The share market closed more than 1% higher, helped by a jump in oil prices. It was a similar story, the markets are up. Commodities, the barrel of TAPIS is up.

Here is David Taylor for a closer look at the day in business. And a big jump in oil prices?6%. That slightly to do with a promise from OPEC to cut oil by 750,000 are the day. OPEC has not agreed to cut production since the financial crisis, we are talking eight years. That is due to political infighting and Saudi Arabia seem to be the key country. The economy is suffering a lot from the lower oil price, so to flush out the shell reduces, they decided enough is enough and they are cutting production to lift the oil price.When is it can to make its way to the thousands?-- the petrol stations? It could be as early as next year. -- Exwick. To the AFL - and several key players have staked their claims for selection, at the Bulldogs open training session today. Thousands of fans flocked to Whitten Oval to see their side prepare for their first grand final since 1961. Ben Lisson was among them Thousands of fans have turned out Whitten Oval to see the Bulldogs train one last time. They are preparing for the grand final against the Sydney Swans at the MCG on Saturday. The team has not made a grand final in 55 years, the supporters were in full voice as they celebrated grand final week. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) I am sure, everyone, the fans are a emotional and excited.It is amazing to see how the Bulldogs have come from where they were a couple of years ago to now.It was an important day on the training track for many of the players. They hope to secure a spot in the team for the grand final. Injury concerns include Matthew Suckling, Lin Jong and Dale Morris, who apparently did enough on the training track according to Joel Corey, the coaching staff.We are yet to discuss and finalise things, as a committee, but we would talk about it this afternoon. We are happy with the way we have gone, but we will pick the best side.The Bulldogs have an option of going in with an unchanged side. They side. It could bring in a few structural changes. That is before the Sydney Swans go to their second premiership on Saturday. In 50 years, the Cronulla sharks have not won the ultimate price. They came face-to-face with the grand final opponents, the Melbourne storm.The sharks and the Melbourne storm have faced for the final time ahead of the final on Sunday. Paul Palin says his team is not giving the extra pressure of expectations as they chase their first ever premiership in the club was that history.It is no issue at all. I would rather be hit, do not. We are soaking it up. There is a lot of buzz around the Shire. I am enjoying it and taking it in. It has not been a burden.Sunday 's match is Othello. This will be Cronulla's first grand final appearance in the Super League in 1997.We understand the situation of the Shark and their club. For us, we do not take into account. Our focus is on us all.The Storm's Cooper Cronk was crowned Dally M medallist. As was Jason Taumalolo. Coopers says he has put that aside to concentrate to prepare for the final.I will play down the significance. It was a great night for me, and the full or club, and to share it with someone who is basically changing the way that the front row players play, it is a special night. We were up at 830 this morning the training and preparation and to focus on the next session.Both coaches say they will wait until Saturday to finalise their team. Today's Harbourside festivities are the final official limits of both teams before closing down ranks and finalising the preparation ahead of Sunday's decider. This is This is In golf, the brother of Europe team member Danny Willett has sparked controversy ahead of this weekend's Ryder Cup in Minnesota, by writing derogatory comments about the American team's fans. The Europeans were quick to apologise, saying that the article didn't represent their thoughts about American supporters. The Europeans don't mind clowning around, but teeing off on American Ryder Cup fans isn't their style. The brother of Englishman Danny Willett went off the script in a tongue-in-cheek article, writing that Europe needed to:

"..silence the pudgy, basement-dwelling, irritants...smash the obnoxious dads, with their..Lego-man hair, medicated ex-wives, and resentful children."

I would just like to apologise obviously to everyone involved and it's obviously not the thoughts of myself and the team and of Darren. That is not the way that we view things - the fans could not have been nicer and better to us this week. American captain Davis Love isn't concerned. The fans just get into it. ALL CHANT: USA! USA! They are so excited. It's a big part of the home-field advantage is the fans. The US Masters champion Danny Willett told his brother that the article had affected the team's preparations. I said to Pete that I was disappointed in what was said, and what was written about the American fans that obviously took me under their wing fantastically back in April. Pete Willett concluded by describing the American players as: Danny Willett cleared the air with the USA captain. And he took it very well, and I think he's drawn a line under it for himself and for the team. Of more concern for Davis Love and the US side is their attempt to win the Ryder Cup for only the second time this century. The Australian Orienteering Championships are in full swing, with competitors tackling tough terrain in South-East Queensland. Secondary students are among those battling the bushland course, navigating nature at a rapid rate. Sweatbands and stretching at the start line. Nerves are high, preparation and hydration are key. I just warm up like I normally would. The night before, I'll look at the map of the course. Orienteering is a serious sport. (BEEPING) There's no GPS technology, just a map and a compass, to help traverse an 8km course through rocky scrub. The young competitors have to navigate their way to a series of control points, as fast as possible. It's a gruelling challenge. It's a common misconception actually, because often at schools they teach orienteering, and it's sort of walk around in the bush, but it's actually quite physical. Students have come from all states and territories to compete. I just like the people I get to hang out with, and I've always liked running, but this is different, it allows me to see other places and travel. It's even drawn students from across the Tasman. It's definitely a lot warmer here than in New Zealand! Coming from 11 degrees top temperature, to, like, 28 - it's insane! Melbourne teen Patrick Jaffe took out the senior boys individual race. This is his sixth school championship event. Today there was huge hills, and really tough forests to run through, but then at the same time, you've got to be concentrating on your navigation. So, if you have a tiny slip-up of a couple of seconds, your race could be over. Organisers say orienteering promotes health and fitness. They have to be very independent. They have to solve their own problems, make decisions themselves. The event wraps up on Sunday. Time now to check in with Julia Baird from The Drum. John Howard as could be converted on a jury doctorate by the University of Sydney, not everyone is celebrant?Academics and the University of Sydney, Walter 100ths, are protesting. They are saying it is a political decision and they disagree with his political decisions. Bob Hawke is getting one later in the gear. We would talk about whether this is archaic, whether it is necessary, or white is necessary to hand out to such political figures.And what is it mean to fight like a girl?We have all the feminists Clementine Ford, she would talk was about how it is to operate, not just the perils of being female, but the perils of operating online and how you navigate and stem your way through Detroit of abuse, which she seems to receive. She is causing it a galvanising call to arms. Much to discuss. A quick look at the National weather. On the satellite, a strong cold front is over central New South Wales and Victoria, extending to the pressure system over south-eastern Australia. That is creating thunderstorm activity over the southern portion of the country. Low level cloud along the southern Kuwait list is due to an onshore southerly flow. The surface trough is generating extensive cloud and over Queensland and isolated thunderstorms. One synoptic chart, a low will generate cool showers of a southern New South Wales and South Australia. A lingering trough over northern Queensland. That will trigger showers and storms. A trough in the north-west of the way will cause rain. Taking a look at the capital cities will tomorrow. An early shower or two over Brisbane. Possible showers in Sydney. Some of the Melbourne Canberra and Perth. Rain over Hobart with partly cloudy conditions in Darwin. That is all that is built in, the next edition of ABC News is at seven o'clock. If is the company, -- thank you for your company, The ABC is your space to connect,
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Ericsson Access Services. Hello, welcome to The Drum. I'm Julia Baird. Coming up. The blame game begins in the wake of South Australia's massive power ought -- outage.

Academics protest Sydney University's decision to award John Howard an honorary doctorate. And we speak to the author of Fight Like A Girl, Clementine Ford.

Joining me on the panel this evening, senior writer with The