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The superstorm extends to Tasmania cutting power to some homes and leaving others flooded. The former Liberal Minister cops flack for travelling to Northern Iraq and getting caught in the crossfire. Good afternoon, you're watching ABC News. I'm Jeremy Fernandezment also ahead on the program - panic in the US, a woman is killed and scores injured after a train slams into a railway station. And the biggest weekend of football is upon us. Thousands of fans turn out to support their teams in two grand finals. Welcome to the program. After days of heavy rain and gale force winds, South Australia is now in the grip of a flood emergency. Several flood warnings have in place as rivers and creeks across the state continue to rise. Towns in the Clare and Barossa Valleys were on alert with homes under threat with in low lying parts of Tanunda. Residents and holidaymakers have evacuated the area which have received 70mm of rain in more than 24 hours. Noarlunga in Adelaide's south is expected to be flooded today. In other parts of the state, the town of Port Lincoln is still without power after Wednesday's blackout. Southern Tasmania also copped a drenching overnight and shortly we'll cross to our reporter Emilie Gramenz, but first we begin our coverage in the Barossa Valley north of Adelaide. Conditions are continually changing out here. The wind has picked up again but the main threat still is the water levels. This is the north Para River behind me. It broke its bank about 2:00am this morning. That meant many people had to be evacuated especially from the Tanunda caravan park where they taken to a nearby hall and many roads are closed because of flash flooding. As you can see behind me, this used to be a road. It looks more like a river and people needed to be rescued from inside this car early this morning by emergency services. Luckily no one was injured. There's a lot of vines around here. This is a premier wine region, a lot of them are under water. But I have been told that the water is not expected to do too much damage to the vines. I spoke with a grape-grower a little earlier on, this is what he had to sayTo get out and spray for pest and diseases and things like that. The soil being so wet, it's getting plant machine and tractors on there. We have gone away from working with the soil, so it's all non-working soil with the grass. So, look, again, it's just the disease issue and things like that.Part of the danger, Nicola, is where this water goes from here. There is alert out for the township of Gawler now.That's exactly right, Jeremy. Since we have been here since this morning, the water has eased slightly even though the conditions are still dangerous and residents are on alert. But this water is heading south down to the South Para River and the Gawler catchments. At the moment there's a nervous wait for residents there. Some of the roads have actually buckled where water has hit and more level - more water is expected to reach that area and, of course, this is only some of many regions in South Australia where we have seen flooding. We have just had word that the Light River has burst its banks up north about three - 100km north of Adelaide, and we have heard that that's now covering Port Wakefield Road where a lot of that national traffic comes through the centre of Australia. This is very changing times and ones that residents should watch.Nicola, in the meantime, the state has been gradually coming back online since that big power outage a couple of days ago, it's been progressively restored but thousands of people still without electricity. That's exactly right. Obviously this state
huge storm cut power to the entire state only 24 hours ago. Now, a lot of that has come back online, but thousands of people are still without power. Mainly on Eyre Peninsula, some of that has been restored. And now with storms coming and going, other people are out of power as well, especially in the Mid North, some around the Clare Valley and Barossa Valley as well. So this really is an entire state that is facing the challenges of this storm and flood event.The flood warnings are in place for parts of Tasmania as well after heavy rain overnight. Hobart recorded 23mm overnight. 51mm millimetre fell at grove in the Huon Valley, our reporter Emilie Gramenz joins us live from Huonville south of Hobart. This is the same system that battered South Australia in the past 24 hours. How is it looking there in Tasmania today?Well, that's right, Jeremy, it is the same weather system that went through South Australia but it did weaken considerably before it hit Tasmania which is quite lucky for us. But nonetheless there have been a number of severe weather warnings out and part of the state have been battered with damaging wind and rain. We had quite a lot of rain in the south today. Where I am now, seems to be the most affected. There's been at least 20 callouts for the SES here, and a number of homes have water through them. Behind me you can see one of the homes that's been quite badly affected, at least a foot of water through a home behind me here. It has been quite a wet couple of months here in Tasmania which is complicating things a bit. It was very dry for a while but around June we started to see really recordbreaking rainfalls, and that's left a lot of the state still sat rate which had is complicating the flood situation here.Now, given the scale of the damage and disruption from this weather system in South Australia, how are locals there preparing?Well, as I said, there's been weather warnings out for most of yesterday and it's been quite well-known that this system is coming for us. So police and SES have been very pro-active on the front-foot warning residents to take caution, particularly they're warning today to drive with caution. Motorists have been erjed to be careful on the roads. There's a lot of debris that's been knocked down by heavy winds, a lot of water spilling on to roads at times. So people have been urged to really drive very carefully. That's a major risk at the moment. And there's also been power outages, about 1,000 homes this morning were without power. But the network is quite pro-active, they seem to be getting those houses connected reasonably quickly. People have been prepared but these situations are quite unpredictable, but it doesn't seem like things have gone a too badly at this stage.How long before this passes?Well, the conditions have already started to ease quite a bit here in the south which is good news. There's still going to be quite a bit of rain but it seems like we might be through the worst of it and by tonight we should be out of danger, that weather system should have moved over us. The big complicating factor at the moment is that there are still going to be consistent rainfalls for the next couple of days, not as heavy as what we have seen in the last 24 hours, but that consistent rainfall is going to keep the catchments quite high and that means we're going to see flood warnings and flood watches across the state for a couple of days yet.Emilie Gramenz reporting from Huonville in Tasmania. Former Government brcher Wyatt Roy has been roundly condemned for visiting war-torn Iraq. The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has labelled it very stupid, Labor says it was living out a boyhood fantasy. He left unscathed after his brush with the Islamic State group and is today defending his Middle Eastern add veb chur -- adventure. Under fire at home...We were attacked, it was obviously quite a serious situation.After being ambushed abroad.15 Daesh soldiers attacked the position that we were at for about half an hour.Wyatt Roy was visiting Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraq's north this week. Once they had pushed them back, they were very adamant that we get in the car and we drive as fast as we could in the other direction.When the 26-year-old's excursion coincided with an IS incursion.It wasn't exactly what I was expecting when I came to Kurdistan.Australia's youngest ever MP made for the Middle East after losing the seat of Longman. The fire fight was near Sinjar which is less than an hour from the Syrian border, and close to Mosul, Iraq's second biggest city. Mosul is in the hands of IS and so dangerous it's illegal for Australians to travel there.It was stupid, it was foolish of him to ignore the government's advice not to travel to that part of the world. He didn't follow that advice and I think he's obviously wearing a bit of egg on his face today as a consequence of that.This is profoundly stupid, profoundly selfish. We're talking about a war zone, this is not a tour here.Now, all sides are asking - why did Wyatt Roy go there?To my point it was to meet with locals and policy makers and think tanks and academics and businesses. There's an unfortunate and unlucky situation developed. The travel advice we offer is different from the US and UK.The two-term MP helped Malcolm Turnbull topple Tony Abbott last year. Now, the Prime Minister says he expects a debrief from his former fractional fighter. Border officials might want one too. A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of his wife at their apartment at Potts Point in Sydney's east yesterday. Karl Hoerr has the latest. 4 #-year-old -- the 42 faced the central local court via video ling. He was arrested an charmed yesterday with the stabbing murder of his 35-year-old wife who is a hairdresser from Iran. Both in fact were working in Australia on bridging visas. Police attended the couples' Potts Point unit early way
yesterday morning and forced their way in where they found that the woman's body inside. They have been contacted by the woman's father overseas. He, police say, that the father, the woman's father, had had a little earlier received a telephone call from his son-in-law and that prompted him to contact the authorities here in New South Wales. Police have since learnt that a neighbour heard screams in the area around 5 o'clock the previous day. So that was Wednesday afternoon, but there were no reports made to the police. So plit only acted when they received that information from the woman's father overseas.Where does the case go from here, Karl?Today, there was no bail application made on behalf of Amir Dabanu. The appearance was brief. The Magistrate asked if he understood what was happening. He merely replied, "Yes, sir." So no bail application today and the prosecution, the police have been given until the 11 November to serve their brief of evidence on his lawyers and the case will return to court on the 24 November. The New South Wales police headquarters in Western Sydney has been renamed The Curtis Cheng Centre marking one year since the force lost one of its workers. Curtis Cheng was gunned down by a terrorist outside the station last year. Our reporter Jessica Kidd is in Parramatta. Now, it couldn't have been a more different day here at the police headquarters in Parramatta. Today it's cold, it's grey and it's blowing a gale and it's so different from what it was like here a year ago. It was a sunny, 30-degree day, it was the Friday before the long weekend and Curtis Cheng was leaving work here at the police headquarters when he was gunned down by Farhad Mohammad in an Islamic State inspired attack. Today was a memorial service to mark the year since that awful event, and it was led by the Police Commissioner, Andrew Scipione, attended by the premier, the police minister, senior officers and, of course, the Cheng family. Mrs Selina Cheng and Mr Cheng's two children, Alpha and Zilvia Cheng. It was a heartfelt service to pay tribute to a man who dedicated 17 years of his life working as an accountant for the New South Wales police force, and he was described as compassionate, kind and gentle. And Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said that his loss was a tragedy and it was a terrorist attack that struck at the heart of the police force and the nation and that Mr Cheng was targeted simply because of the fact that he worked in this building for the police force rather than who he was as an individual. The headquarters here today have been renamed as The Curtis Cheng Centre, as you mentioned, and the Police Commissioner said that was fitting because it was a symbol that the police force wouldn't be deterred, wouldn't be coward by this attack that happened and that they would remember the purpose that Mr Cheng was and that his spirit would remain here at the police headquarters. Mr Scipione addressed the service a short while ago and here is a bit of what he had to say.What happened to Curtis shocked us to the core. This was a strike on us at home, a place where we felt we had the right to feel the safest. But in the aftershocks of this tragedy, the ties that bind the police family became even stronger. The outpouring of support from within the New South Wales police force and the tremendous support given to us by the community of New South Wales has made us a stronger force. And even more united force.The New South Wales Police Commissioner there. Now, Jess, the Cheng family is also expressed its gratitude for the support they received from New South Wales police?That's right, yes. Alpha Cheng, Mr Cheng's son, addressed today's service and he said his family could not have got through the last 12 months without the support of the New South Wales police force and its men and women. He gave a very heartfelt speech and the pain that's - they must be feeling is still evident on their faces. They laid a wreath at the reflection pool, in the fore court of this building, after the service and took a moment, each of them, to pause and reflect on what they have lost. And Alpha Cheng sat down with ABC News and said that Mr Cheng was a dedicated father, he was kind, he was compassionate. He wanted the best for his family. That's how he'll always be remembered as a gentle, kind family mand and a respected colleague.Jessica Kidd reporting. Russia says it will continue to support the Syrian Government's bombardment of rebels in Aleppo. It comes as dramatic vision emerged of a little girl's Rye. The girl believed to be 5 years old, was struck under the rubble of a bombed building for four hours. Rescue workers from the Syria civil defence group had to dig through a pile of crumbled concrete to get her out. Russia says failure by the US to separate moderate rebels from terrorists is preventing the two sides from securing a cease-fire. The US Secretary of State, John Kerry, says he's ready to walk away from the peace talks. One woman is dead and more than 100 are injured after a packed commuter train smashed into a station in the US state of New Jersey. Authorities say there's no indication the crash was anything other than the tragic accident but they're in the recalling out the possibility of terrorism. The crash couldn't have occurred at a worst possible time, the height of peak hour, a packed train and travelling at speed. Instead of stopping, it ploughing through barriers and into the ticket hall.I think the train hit people on the way, like in the terminal that were standing waiting to get out.Folks were running away from the train, screaming and things like that and that's when I said, "Oh, my God."A woman standing on the platform was struck by debris and killed. More than 100 were injured, most of them passengers on the train. Part of the station was demolished as the train knocked out pillars and brought the roof down.Like a missile, like a mice sile. Until you see the train, there was no bomb, it was a train. Hospitals were told to expect the worst.So far we had three trauma patients arrive who are in serious condition. We had eight other patients who are being treated in the emergency department who are less serious.The train driver is in a critical condition but said to be cooperating with authorities. So far there's no indication the crash was a deliberate act.I think it's too soon to rule that out, but at this point I'm not aware of any evidence to raise those concerns.Ironically the crash coincides with a plan of a new safety system to stop trains automatically if they're travelling too fast. A Western Australia woman has reached the final leg of her incredible 5-year journey paddling from Germany to Australia in a sea kayak. Sandy Robson is recreating the joyage of a man who kayaked to Australia in the 1930s, we caught up with Sandy as she set off. Sandy Robson has seen some of the world's most beautiful coastlines in her paddle from the other side of the globe. The 47-year-old outdoor education teacher has spent more than five years away from home on her trip from Germany to Australia. Living like the normal kind of life that people live, I find myself a little bit bored by that.Ms Robson is retracing the journey of German kayaker Oskar Speck who reached Australia in 1939 after seven years of patling.For kayakers it's like - wow, that's got to be the biggest kayak journey ever made.The trip took enormous preparation and support from sponsors and had to be done in stages, unlike Oskar Speck's original odyssey.Even though I'm solo, I had this amazing support rallying around me, and that's really made me think about how we interact with people and how we treat people and how we welcome people as well.Her five months of travel around Papua New Guinea haven't been easy. She contracted malaria and was threatened by thugs, but she hopes she's shown women in developing countries they can have adventures too.I think it will inspire other young females around, our coastal communities, that if Sandy can do it, so can they.Sandy Robson will finish her journey in Saibai Island. Hugging the coast, that's about 600km from here. At an average of 40km a day, she's expecting to reach Australia within three weeks. Stay with us, we'll take a look at the markets next and coming up later in the program - residents in Berlin up in arms over a controversial art installation tied up with the city's past.

Finance reporter Alicia Barry is with us. Some serious concerns about Deutsche Bank rippling through the financial sector.That's right. There have been concerns about the strength of the bank's financial position for a number of weeks but overnight we did see the shares fall another 7% on fears about its financial stability and that's because reports emerged about a number of hedge funds pulling money out of the German bank's prime brokerage business. Now there had been speculation recently that Deutsche Bank may struggle to pay a $40 billion US fine which was recently handed down against it for misselling mortgage backed bonds during the Global Financial Crisis. You can see since that point the shares have certainly come down very sharply. But they have already fallen 57% the year to date. The bank says it's confident that clients know its financial position is stable. We did hear from the German Government earlier in the week and Angela Merkel was reported as saying it wouldn't be giving any capital injection to the bank. That rattled markets. We did see overnight banking shares across Europe and US sold down heavily. That's flowed through a little to the Australian market.The market is broadly lower.We did see the share market drop sharply at the beginning of trade this morning. We saw shares down around 1% with the banks leading the losses. The All Ordinaries down 28 points. The ASX 200 down that half a per cent too with 29 points lost. The banks are amongst the biggest losers today and they're tracking the losses of their overseas counterparts. We got CBA, Westpac and NAB all down around 1%, and ANZ is also losing ground in line with those losses. Elsewhere on the market, there is a story around Nine selling is entire 9.99% stake in Southern Cross Media making a $30 million profit. That's boosted Nine's shares but Southern Cross Media is heading in the opposition direction. Looking I cross the region -- across the region:

Of course those concerns about the financial stability of Germany's largest bank dominated activity on global share markets overnight and there was also a decline in Apple share which also weighed on Wall Street. We did see spot gold prices continue to rise throughout the Asian session as people flocked to safe haven assets like gold amid this uncertainty about the financial sector. Crude oil prices are also stronger building on yesterday's gains and the Australian dollar right now has been giving back some of its overnight gains against the greenback, or yesterday's gains against the greenback, down from that 77 mark that it was this time yesterday. Melbourne is today in the grip of one its most festive days of the year. The AFL grand final parade has just finished in the city centre. Our reporter Ben Lisson sent this report. They're out in force for this AFL grand final parade. The traditional parade that occurs a little over 24 hours before the premiership decider. The Bulldogs players are making their way through to rapturous applause. Many of them have lived an entire lifetime without seeing their team in a premiership decider. It's been 55 years since they were last in a grand final. That spirit has certainly captured the imagination of the footy fans in Melbourne and it's been a really exciting build-up to tomorrow's game.You see much red and white there in the crowd?Not a lot, Jeremy. I must admit - if it is red and white it's a lot of blue with it as well. Obviously the Bulldogs sharing a few of the colours but it is predominantly Bulldogs fans, probably 10-to-1. The South Melbourne support still exists in Melbourne but it's been massively outnumbered here today. The Bulldogs are well and truly not just the favourite team of every Bulldog's fan but the second favourite of a lot of Melbourne clubs as well.It's a public holiday in Melbourne today and the festivities continue later today with this parade and after it, and of course tomorrow.That's right. So it is, I guess, the sign for everybody that the footy season is about to end and it's an opportunity for the fans to come out and wish their players well before the game tomorrow obviously both sets of players get a look at the premiership cup and get a chance to think that perhaps maybe tomorrow they'll be lifting that trophy. It's an amazing atmosphere. The weather is looking better and everyone is looking forward to tomorrow's game. Ben Lisson reporting from Melbourne. Now sticking with AFL, let's join Georgie Tunny with sport. Well, the Swans have received quite a big boost, Jeremy, just overnight with a key inclusions in their team. They have been named in the official team list. Most notably the cocaptain John McVeigh, he injured -- Jarrad McVeigh. He missed the prelim final but is back at his best. Apparently he says that he is absolutely fine to play, nothing will be wrong with himself. Also big news - Callum Mills, the 2016 AFL rising star, he will also be there. He's been pronounced fit after a hamstring injury in their original qualifying final loss to GWS. It comes as big boost because they have lost Aliir Aliir, they star defender earlier in the week ruled out with a knee injury. On the other side of the coin, we have the Western Bulldogs big boost for them will be the inclusion of their huge ruckman - Jordan Roughead. He was incredibly Falconed in this big win in the prelim final by the GWS forward there, but he is going to be OK despite some bleeding on his eye. Unfortunately, when your team, the Western Bulldogs, they are going very, very well, they have done very well this final series. Lin Jong and suck mate -- Matt Ling -- Suckling, there wasn't a spot for them. And Scott Bevan said when the side is winning, it's difficult to omit one of their teammates. Bit sad news for those men there. But going to be an incredible atmosphere. You have one team who is their third griefl and one team that hasn't made one in 55 years.It's a similar picture in the NRL for the divriefl in Sunday, Cronulla up against history here. They're not just taking on the Melbourne Storm, they have actually never won an NRL premiership in the Shire. Fans of of Cronulla are getting behind them. Houses are being painted in the Sharks' colours. Cars being painted. People are getting tattoos as well, already. And this is before the grand final. It kicks off on Sunday night but they do have a bit of a challenge. They're up against history and up against some of the best players the game as ever seen. Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk, it was confirmed at the Dally M the other night. Cameron Smith took out hooker of the year and representative Player of the Year. These boys between them they have 11 grand finals experience, just those two players. A much more experienced side the Melbourne Storm, so well drilled. This will be their 7th grand final since 1999 and when you consider Cronulla has never won a grand final, the last one that they played in was in back in 199 #, if you -- 1997. Let alone what they have been through the couple of years past.That's right. In terms of the Shire, the fans that we heard from this morning, they believe Cronulla will win and 2016 will be finally the year that they break this curse of sorts.Faith means a lot when you're a sports fan. And surfing - Tyler Wright has a setback.She's still at the top but she was trying to take out the world title, maiden world title, a win in Portugal would have done that, however her main competition, took it out. Tyler Wright has incredible performances, but Courtney Conlogue produced an 8 point ride to take it out there. Tour now heads to France now. And hopefully if Tyler Wright can continue her pretty stunning form she's won four of the eight legs so far, that maiden world title will be hers.Finally turn to cricket because the Aussies open for the South African tour, how have they shaped up?They had a bit of trouble with a couple of injuries to their big stars and a lot of bowling stars as well. Namely Mitchell Starc, he had to have about three dozen stitches after a freak training accident which injured his leg. He won't be lining up. So the Aussies will be reliking a lot on their bowlers. Steve Smith is back in the team after missing the T20 series but there's a lot of thought into this Proteas team and one man in particular is looking to prove a point - and that will be Dale Stains and Steve Smith. The Aussie captain is well aware of it.Watch the test series against New Zealand where it looked like he's almost back to his best. I think he's been left out of their 1-day side for a bit now. He's probably out to prove a point.Prove a point indeed! He was in stunning form in that test series. This is the opener of the one day series, five games over there in South Africa. It kicks off later tonight. Good to see you. Thank you. An image of a laughing Adolf Hitler is sparking controversy in the German capital Berlin. The faces of more than a dozen people tied to Berlin's history are being projected across buildings across the city as part of a month-long light show. Displays of Nazi imaginary is usually not granted. This piece is so controversial that during tests of the installation police received complaints. A quick look at the national weather now. Partly cloudy in Sydney. And then the chance of an afternoon storm. A possible afternoon storm too for Melbourne. Mostly sunny in Brisbane. More showers on the way for Adelaide. Rain should ease in Hobart. The chance of a storm for Canberra. Rain likely for Perth. A hot and partly cloudy day for Darwin. Stay with us. Coming up later in the program - party time. Prince George and Princess Charlotte make some new friends during a royal visit to Canada. A reminder now of the top stories. Floodwaters are rising across parts of South Australia, after two nights of severe weather that battered much of the state. Swollen rivers have already spilled over into towns in the Clare and Barossa valleys, with homes under threat in low lying parts of Tanunda. The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he's disappointed by former Liberal frontbencher Wyatt Roy's decision to travel to Iraq. Mr Roy was caught up in a clash between Islamic State and Kurdish forces during a visit to the country's northern regions. At least one person has been killed and more than 100 injured after a train ran out of control in the US state of New Jersey. The station at Hoboken is one of the busiest in the area, used by commuters travelling to work in Manhattan. And AFL fans are counting down the hours until tomorrow's grand final, turning out in their thousands for the annual parade in Melbourne. The Sydney Swans are taking on the Western Bulldogs, who are making their first finals appearance in over 50 years. Flood waters are continuing to rise in South Australia with a major flood warning issued for the Gawler River catchment, north of Adelaide. Communities in the Barossa and Clare valleys have already been significantly impacted by flooding, as swollen rivers burst their banks. Reporter Leah Maclennan has more from Gawler. This is Murray Street in Gawler at the moment. As you can see, locals are surveying the damage. There is degree all of the road. Big pieces of Ashwood been torn up. The levels have decreased significantly since last night. The saying that the South Parra reservoir is completely full. Any will damage. The South Parra River mixup with the North Parra River. So that is a real flood risk zone. This area remains under a flood watch. Locals are waiting to see what happens whether we there will be more rain and they are bracing what might happen. State Emergency Service Deputy Chief Officer Dermot Barry says the Gawler River remains the major concern for his teams this afternoon. We are still concerned specifically with the northern areas, the town of Gawler and North of Gawler. The Gawler River continues to rise and at this stage, is rising faster than we had predicted. Certainly with the rainfall we have had. The threat to Old Noorlunga and the lower Onkaprainga and we are optimistic that that may have peaked. I don't want to say that because it has been dynamic all morning. Is there a risk to communities living along those rivers at this stage? The - there is no immediate risk. We do have warnings out for those communities and we have people on the ground. So we are working hard, getting messages out and getting people up to speed on what is going on. We have crews there providing sandbagging and other options for those places that we are trying to protect in place. We would urge people to continue to listen to their local ABC station and we are working closely with the ABC to drive the message out to people, especially our alerts and warnings. What is this massive flow of water doing for roads in the area? This is the sort of condition you expect when roads will get closed and people try to cross those roads and get into grief? We have been orge -- urging the public now for days and years really not to drive through floodwaters and still that is happening. Still today a alone, we have had at least half a dozen swift water rescues where people have attempted to drive through floodwaters and have been unable to do so. The rivers are up. We have had reports earlier that Port Wakefield Road had been closed. I am advised now that is not the case. The river is up close to it. At this stage, it is still open. What are the conditions like in the Torrens River - close to Adelaide? The Torrens River is high, my latest briefing, these are dynamic situations, is that they are reasonably confident that that will stay within its banks - the the people who live near the Torrens are used to seeing it high. We are reasonably confident that won't pose a risk over time. The catchment as you've mentioned, already saturated. What is the forecast like for that area? How is that likely to interact with the catchment being as full as it is right now? So, the immediate situation is not so bad. The rains have eased. We are still getting showers come through, but the catchments are so wet, the rain that we have had overnight is continuing to flow into the catchments and hence why the rivers are reacting really in a way we haven't seen before. Our hydrologists have been taken by surprise, where what they thought was happening, isn't happening. Early next week we will have more rain predicted, it's unlikely the catchments will improve between then and now. There has been some concern about the ocean swell. How is that impacting on the coast? Yes, yesterday, we were very concerned about ocean swells. Given now that the low has moved on, and the extreme winds that we had have also gone, we are not so worried about coastal communities. A number of them have been impacted and we are into the stage of helping them recover from the impacts and supporting those communities so they can get back to normal. Many of those communities are still facing power outages since Wednesday. How long is that likely to continue? I do know that the SA Power networks continue to have crews in the field. And are trying to restore power quickly. I really couldn't give you an update on that. People should go on to the SA power network website. They will be able to get the information from there. Thank you both for the date. -- for the update. The bad weather has forced a hundred cyclists to abandon their ride after arriving in the town of Melrose. They had to take shelter in the town hall after their campsite was destroyed. Reporter Tom Fedorowytsch spoke to some of them. The storms have caused damage in issues with a vocal residents of South Australia met North, but tourism is also taking a beating. We're here in Melrose, where the annual tour of Bike SA has continued, but they have had to abort their activities. We spoke to the organiser and participants.We have never had weather like this before. Everybody has been so terrific about it, they have accepted what has happened and some people have gone back, of course, but some of us are in here and are hoping the weather willclear. This would have to be the most extreme conditions, non-stop rain, Hale, win.Two days ago, we managed to get here, we thought we dodged a bullet when we got it without getting wet, but we got slammed in the rest of the state. Thankfully, we managed to get somewhere to undercover. Tents are placed of all. We are doing OK. -- replaceable. They are loading onto buses to get the next destination. It is not just the bike is being impacted. Local shows and carnivals have also been suspended. The civil damages case against the Northern Territory government by six juveniles tear gassed in detention has heard from senior corrections officers and the man who authorised the use of the chemical. Former corrections commissioner Ken Middlebrook Has blamed successive Northern Territory governments for failing to properly invest in the youth justice system. Reporter Stephen Schubert has the details. The trial of the four boys is now entering its 5th day. These four boys were locked into their cell when tear gas was used to subdue Jake Roper, who managed to get out of his cell at Don Dale, but was still in a secure area. Today, more youth officers from Don Dale and guards from the adult prison who were called in to help deal with the situation in 2014 are expected to give evidence. The trial has already heard from the former department superintendent of Don Dale, who recommended the use of tear gas in August 2014 to sudue Roper. but yesterday, the star witness in the government's defence against the civil claims was former corrections commissioner Mr Ken Middlebrook. I do not mind how much chemicals used. He told the court, in his view, there was no other option but to use tear gas. He told the court that negotiations with Jake Roper weren't working. His behaviour was causing a problem amongst other detainees in a less secure part of Don Dale. He was worried that they may force their way out and prison officers would have two serious situations to deal with. Mr Middlebrook said, in his view, exposing the five detainees to tear gas was a small price to pay to diffuse the situation. Ken Middlebrook is likely to be a key witness in the forthcoming Royal Commission into youth detention in the Northern Territory. He blamed successive Northern Territory governments for failing to invest in the youth justice system over a number of years, saying it was a problem that had been festering for a long, long time. New research has found elderly people who regularly take common painkillers such as ibuprofen are at increased risk of heart failure. Analysis of the effects of anti-inflammatory drugs given to 10 million people also found younger patients were unlikely to be affected. For 40 years, Anne Knut has struggled with rheumatoid arthritis. She needs medication to help her control chronic joint pain. She is prescribed Dyclofinac, but doctors say they can increase the risk of heart failure. She faces a dilemma now. Do I risk taking them and lose part of my independence, or do I carry on taking them and perhaps put myself at a greater risk? That's the decision that's lots of us out there are going to have to make over the next few weeks. The researchers examined 27 non-steroid all anti-flammatory drugs being taken on prescription by 10 million people in Europe. Overall, the drugs increase the risk of being admitted to hospital by 19%. Compared to those not taking them. But the study did not show the underlying or absolute risk. All medicines have potential side effects, but the warnings from this research really only apply to the elderly. The average age of the people in this study was 77. For them, doctors need to be careful when prescribing pain killers. As always, it's a balance between risk and benefit. Leading pharmacists sought to reassure the public. There is no need to panic. Younger patients take these drugs, short courses, there is no evidence that this is a problem. Older patients are getting these drugs prescribed by their doctor and they are being monitored closely. If people do have concerns, they should speak to their GP or pharmacist. Ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatories are very effective medicines but for the elderly and those at risk of heart disease, they need to be used with care. Authorities are cracking down on undocumented migrants across Thailand. Anti-immigrant sentiment is rising as the economy stagnates and people fear migrants will steal jobs from locals. Vibrant workers scatter as police raid this market in Bangkok. Authorities are soon catch up with them. 14 are detained for illegally entering the Thailand. . Some of those detained at the market have permission to work in Thailand, but the provinces they are not doing their jobs were meant to do. TRANSLATION: More migrant workers are turning to workers benders instead of doing Labor. Those jobs are reserved for the Thai people and this is affecting the vocals. Thailand has agreements with other countries, restricting employment for migrants to manual Labor and cleaning. The activists alright say one tree migration say that these to be ramped.-- revamped. It is to be done in a way that they are permitted to stay for a period of time and they can change employees and neck and have their rights respected.He said that Thailand needs migrants.Thailand depends on migrant Labor. For many of the things it produces as ex- ports. The Comet and the Thai police need to consider that when they start to think about cracking down on people that they decided have should not have this or that part of job.As the economy stagnates, they are concerned it could breed resentment towards foreign workers. TRANSLATION: The Thai people will lose their jobs. We will not have any jobs left. Hermes people are more diligent. They own 500 Baht a day.Thai people are lazy. More than 3 million migrants work in Thailand, most of them from Burma. Police have detained 350 immigrants after rate on markets and restaurants and shopping centres. Those caught face up to five years jail, a fine of $100 and four deportation. -- and/or. The Nairobi National Park is unique. Nowhere else can you see Africa's wild animals roaming free without leaving the city limits of a national capital. But the government has announced a new railway will split the park in two. Conservationists are outraged, and say they will fight the move. Here's Africa correspondent Martin Cuddihy. On a good day, this is just 20 minutes drive from the centre of Nairobi. It's the only national park within capital city limits on the planet. It's unique. You don't get it anywhere else in the world. No capital city has a game park, a natural game park. As well as tourist favourites like zebra and giraffes, it's always home to endangered and vulnerable species. Soon the park will be divided by a flagship infrastructure project - a new railway line. Conservation for the animals! No railway. It's the heritage. Protesters have already begun invoicing their disapproval. They want the railway line to be diverted around the park. For it to miss the miss the park completely would have meant an increase of 50% in the cost and an excision of 50 hectares of the Nairobi National Park. China is putting up more than 80% of the money and the Kenyan government wants the project to be finished by the middle of next year, so, speed is essential. Kenya's Wildlife Service says the only reason this project has been approved because it's a viaduct. That means the entire line will be off the ground and this is what it will look like. KWS insists the impact on wildlife will be minimal. Let's take a look at the latest market figures: the Australian share market is set to end September on a sour note, with investors spooked by concerns about the health of the German financial giant - Deutsche Bank. That is rebelling through the market, sending stocks lower. The ASX 200 is rebounding. The Australian dollar is weak and against the greenback. The Fair Work Commission is considering allowing workers retail and hospitality to receive a higher hourly rate of pay, instead of penalty rates. The commission's President Iain Ross says under the proposal, award-covered employees could trade off penalties and overtime for higher hourly rates without the need for a new enterprise agreement. Mr Ross says small businesses, in particular, could benefit from the more flexible arrangement. The idea is being considered as part of the commission's four yearly review of award rates. Cronulla Sharks are hoping to end their NRL premiership drought when they take on the Melbourne Storm in Sunday's grand final. Reporter Johanna Nicholson caught up with some of the club's fans in Cronulla. There is a whole lot of us at Cronulla ahead of the grand final on Sunday. Cronulla has never won a premiership. The stakes are high. We spoke to former Cronulla great Brett Kormoley about the changes. Melbourne are the clinical side in the competition. They kicked all the boxes, Melbourne. Some big game players. I saw only one stadium was very full. -- Allianz Stadium. I saw that the grand final sold out, which is enormous for an in Iraq final. -- and NRL final.The grand final spirit is high in Cronulla with the shopfront windows and houses showing their colours. Excited fans are sure of the win.Fingers crossed. I have been hopeful for 50 years.This has got to be it. I am totally pumped. It has been a good week, and it will get even better when we beat Melbourne on Sunday.This is the best team we have ever had. And this is the best atmosphere I have ever known.They will beat Melbourne. They have got more to play for than Melbourne.Another will face up against Melbourne at a sold-out Olympic Stadium this weekend. The message from the fans...ALL CHEER: go to sharks! It's the time of year, when green thumbs are picking-up their pruning shears to clip back winter growth. And there's a bit of technique involved. I caught-up with Gardening Australia's Costa Georgiades to preview this weekend's program.gardening Always good to see. Particularly in the garden. This is a good time of year to prune, there is a lot of winter overgrowth. You're taking a look at hedging?Jane in Melbourne is looking specifically at camellias, post- winter, once a flow, it is a perfect time to get in there before spring and cut them back. Today, I was down at the botanic Gardens with the apprentices in Sydney, in Sydney, working on some structural pruning of their camelias. You know, they don't mind a bit of tough love. You can cut it back and get it nice and green. You end up with foliage to create your screen. Is there a rule of thumb about how far we prune? Different species have different requirements but generally speaking plants don't mind disturbance, meaning if you cut them back, they will respond. It forces a response. So in the case of camelias, you can be quite brutal, but the response will be a wonderful lush growth and most plants can handle it. One of the other things you are looking at this idea of guerrilla gardening? That's where locals just take control of left over spaces or overgrown spaces in their neighbouurhood, and say "I don't want it to look like a weed wasteland, let's do something." In this case, a couple, Lex and Ruby Graham, he was taking a run through Cremorne waterfront, there was weeds and overgrowth and rubbish. He thought "I'm going to start just with a small area." Over 40-50 years, they worked on it, the entire are the these beautiful gardens. You have to be fairly selective about where you garden. There are councils are Rouen rules about where you can take over the verge and things like that? Yeah, that's an interesting area, because I think more and more people are wanting to beautify the places where they live and councils are adapting to this change and they are setting up guidelines and policy, and you know, it takes the guerrillas to set the agenda. And then once there is an agenda, then everybody else can catch up. Finally this weekend, you are taking a look at waste management and how some people are making it work to produce new things? Yeah, this is a great example, taking place in Fremantle where they are turning waste into a resource. In this case, there is a group there that are going around to all the cafes, they are collecting the coffee grounds, taking it back to a container, packing it into bags and growing mushrooms in there, oyster mushrooms. The beauty of closing the loop with the cycle, is they are sending the mushrooms back to the cafe so the people that drank the coffee, created the coffee grounds, are now eating the mushrooms that were grown out of their waste.

that were grown out of their waste.
Not a lot of people would know that, nutrition-wise, coffee grounds are good for growing. Yeah, that's right. It's just wonderful that this day-to-day resource is now actually being transformed into something and what I like is that it's all about the story. And then it connects people to waste and it starts to change their perception of the world of waste that is around them. I have to ask, do the mushrooms take a bit coffee like? I think you know, when you talk about terroire, there is probably a little bit of a coffee back taste but you know, that's for the connoisseur. Good to see you, Costa. Likewise Jeremy, out in the garden. Gardening Australia goes to air On ABC TV at 6:30pm tomorrow, and again on Sunday afternoon. Richard Tognetti first picked up a violin at the age of four, and is now one of Australia's most acclaimed musicians. He's led the Australian Chamber Orchestra for more than 25 years, and their new tour, Baroque Brilliance, begins next week. Despite countless performances over his career, Tognetti admits fear is ever-present while playing live on stage. But he's not scared to speak out when it comes to the subject of funding for the arts. because, it is always being cut under the beach here, the debate there, it creates is stupid argument about heritage versus innovation. The money should be going to innovative, please explain. Innovative art, as opposed to so-called labelled heritage art. Please explain. Please define what it is an apparently, if you play violin, you are heritage artist, but if you play a computer, you are an innovator. I do both. I work a lot with electronic music. As far as I am concerned, I do both. I do not despair, but only disappointed. Malcolm has to walk in and put his money where his mouth is. It is meant to be a supporter of the arts. Fix it. That's Richard Tognetti speaking with Jane Hutcheon on One Plus One. The full interview airs tomorrow at 5:30pm on ABC News 24. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a public appearance at a garden party with their children as part of the 8-day tour of Canada. Its Georgian princess Charlotte made friends with the children of military families in Victoria. Charlotte went for some colourful balloons before heading to depicting Sue to spend time with both the miniature authors. George sat on his dad perfect in the with a bubble blowing station. -- his dad 's knee before warming up with. A low pressure trough is extending from the blow, bringing showers over coastal Queensland and into the Northern Territory. A cold front is reaching the south-west of Western Australia. Ring showers. Sydney, possible shower and windy. Canberra, possible storm. Hobart, reign. -- rain. Checking tomorrow as, rainfall. South Street will be clear. Might fall for central and southern Victoria. Light rain for the south-west corner of WH. And a bit in the Northern Territory. Tomorrow, Brisbane, sonny. Canberra, possible shower and 13. Not looking too bad for the AFL grand final in Melbourne, and shall all to clearing and 18. Partly cloudy in Adelaide, 22. She -- partly cloudy in Darwin.

And that's abc news for now. The next full bulletin on ABC TV is at 5:00pm, on ABC News 24. The latest news and analysis with Kumi Taguchi. I'm Jeremy Fernandez, thanks for watching.

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