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Tonight, the father of Canberra siblings killed at Dreamworld speaks of his grief. To say this is just not fair doesn't begin to express our despair. Blood bank security breach - the personal information of more than half a million donors put online. We take this incredibly incredibly seriously. This should have never happened. The world's biggest marine reserve to be created off the coast of Antarctica. And the designers of an underpass by Lake Burley Griffin recognised for marrying beauty with function.

Good evening, Narda Gilmore with ABC News. The father of Canberra siblings killed at Dreamworld says he's devastated his granddaughters will grow up without their mother. Kate Goodchild, her brother Luke Dorsett, and his partner Roozi Araghi died at the Gold Coast theme park earlier this week. Today, as Dreamworld staff held a private memorial service, Shane Goodchild broke his silence. A father and a partner, mourning the loss of those they love. Shane Goodchild lost his daughter Kate, his son Luke Dorsett, and Luke's partner Roozbeh Araghi, on Dreamworlds' Thunder River Rapids ride on Tuesday. Cindy low was also killed. To say this is just not fair doesn't begin to express our despair. Their loss will be deeply felt not just among their families, but amongst all of their friends and work colleagues. Kate Goodchild's partner Dave turner watched the horror unfold. Dave was standing next to the ride, holding Evie when this tragic event happened, and Ebony was sitting next to her mum when they were thrown into the water. Dave not only has to deal with his own grief, but be strong for their beautiful daughters. The family has pleaded for privacy as they try to comprehend the deaths of those closest to them. Like everyone else in Australia, we want to know what went wrong, we want to know why our loved ones were taken from us in such horrific circumstances. On the Gold Coast, the boss of Dreamworld's parent company - Ardent Leisure - offered a teary explanation for how she dealt with the issue. If I hadn't handled it as well as I could, we thought we were doing the right thing in terms of the way we approached it through the police, but if the families are watching, I have spoken to a number of them and we will look after them. The police work continues behind the scenes. That investigation, to some extent, is growing in complexity. Hundreds of staff held a private service inside the park, before paying their respects at the public memorial. Outside Dreamworld, floral tributes continue to grow. The Dreamworld deaths are having a wider impact on Gold Coast tourism, with industry bosses saying the city's other theme parks are also feeling the effects of Tuesday's tragedy. Gold Coast tourism theme parks are fundamental to the DNA of the Gold Coast, and we believe they'll bounce back very strongly. But after six questions about the tragedy during a separate press conference, the Gold Coast mayor, Tom Tate, wanted to change the subject. Let's talk about something fun will ya? The company says it complies with all safety requirements. It will wait until funerals have been held for the victims, and all rides have been audited before reopening. A Brisbane bus driver has been killed after being set will lives in a shocking and random attack. Witnesses described horrific scenes of adults and children trapped on board, as the bus caught fire. A random attack on a busy shopping strip. The 29-year-old bus driver had pulled over to pick up passengers at a Moorooka stop when he was doused in accelerant and set alight. It really was scary. Everyone falling out, children screaming, mums screaming. There was just like a lava flow of flame rolling down the gutter. A 48-year-old man is accused of the morning attack. Police say he was at the scene when they arrived, and didn't try to flee. The individual who is assisting us at the moment did throw something at the driver, and as a result of that the driver is deceased. Six passengers on the bus became trapped in a deadly inferno. They were saying 'open the door, open the door', and there was no one opening the door. This taxi driver is being hailed a hero by police for kicking in the back door of the bus, freeing those on board. I did break the back door to open it, and then they started coming out. The fire was just getting higher and higher. Police have ordered shops and businesses to close down this afternoon as the bomb squad and forensic teams investigate on board the bus. A counter terrorism squad was also brought in, but authorities say there's no cause for concern. I want to assure you that there is no evidence at this time of any linkage to terrorist-type activates. Optometrist Harry Melides saw the aftermath of the incident from his shop across the road. The bus window where the driver was sitting blew out from the heat, and the flames were going up exactly where the driver was. The whole place just filled up full of smoke. The bus driver has been identified as Manmeet Alisher, a 29-year-old Indian national. There's been an outpouring of grief on social media for the respected community member who clearly enjoyed Australia, encouraging his friends to move here for a better life.

Flags across Brisbane will be flown at half-mast tomorrow in respect of the young driver. Our hearts go out to the family of that young bus driver, killed in such horrendous circumstances. A horrendous end to a tragic week in Queensland. Internet-based revenge porn is the latest form of harassment to be tackled in a national crackdown on sexual violence. The leaders of Australia's nine governments have locked in 30-million dollars to curb abuse in relationships, in a 12-year campaign against domestic violence.

Only a fraction of assaults get emergency responses, and most of the time the damage is already done. Went to women allegedly died at the hands of their partners. The figures show domestic violence is done on pseudo-industrial scales in Australia - more than 100 were killed or injured in attempted homicides last year alone, and almost 1.5 million women were sexually assaulted since their teens. No more is the message - there must be no more of this family violence. To that end, governments, leaders at all levels, victims and counsellors have locked down plans for the next 30 million dollars in legal and other services. More women are now reporting domestic and family violence. Our courts are responding and our governments are responding. This is not just 'let's come here and do this', there is so much more to do. All up, the next phase of a 12-year plan is worth 100 million dollars, much of it for children in indigenous communities, and dealing with the most modern form of abuse - revenge porn. Yes we need common laws, but we also need common practice. This nation-wide campaign is six years into its 12-year life. In the recorded figures, an overall reduction in violence remains an elusive goal, but much of the 100 million dollars being spent in the next three years is for reducing the harm, if not the rate of attacks. It is an issue of the keenest focus. We have not paid the attention to this issue that we should have in years past - that's the truth. They have 6 years to make up for lost time. The Red Cross has been left red-faced by what's been described as Australia's largest security breach. The personal data of more than half a million blood donors was publicly available through the Red Cross website for nearly two months. The Red Cross says it's deeply sorry for the breach, and that donor records are now once again secure.

It was an enormous breach of trust. The personal data of more than half a million blood donors was freely accessible from the Red Cross website for seven weeks. My information is also included in there. We take this incredibly incredibly seriously. This should have never happened. The information was copied by an unknown person who had access to the name, address, email and phone numbers of people who registered to donate blood between 2010 and 2016. The database also includes answers to an online survey with very personal information.

There's nothing that leads me to believe that they intended to be malicious. Troy Hunt was sent the data by an anonymous man. Mr Hunt immediately notified the Australian Cyber Security centre. He says that he's deleted it, he says he hasn't redistributed it, we hope that is the case, but like he himself said, look, you have no guarantee that I've removed it. All I can do is give you my word. What we've been told is that it's very low risk. The Red Cross says this is not the result of a computer hack or cyber-attack - it was human error. It's been likened to having a Facebook photo you don't want the world to see, but you forget to change the privacy settings. We take full responsibility of this however, this was a contracted service, a contracted service that has confidentiality requirements as part of the service. It happens all the time, and these are just the ones we know about. The Red Cross has commenced trying to individually contact all 550,000 people who have had the security of their personal information compromised. The latest polling in the US presidential election has Republican candidate Donald Trump clawing back some of his losses in two key states. But elsewhere, the polls also show Hillary Clinton pulling even father ahead, and as the election draws closer, a Trump victory is looking unlikely. Today, Mrs Clinton was deploying one of her most powerful campaign weapons - First Lady Michelle Obama.

A first for the first ladies. Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton appearing together on the stage in North Carolina. There are so many things I admire about our First Lady.

You know, Michelle reminds us to work hard, stay true to our values, be good to one another. With just three months left in the White House, Michelle Obama has made it her mission to get a woman into the Oval Office. She is absolutely ready to be commander-in-chief on day one, and yes, she happens to be a woman. North Carolina is a battleground state. In the most recent polling, Mrs Clinton leads by four points. But the campaign is taking nothing for granted. Make no mistake about it. Casting our vote is the ultimate way we go high when they go low. Voting is our high. That's how we go high, we vote. The call for Democrats to get out and vote comes amid more Wikileaks emails, this time about Bill Clinton. In Ohio, Donald Trump was on the attack. Just today we read about Clinton confidant Doug Brand bragging that he had funnelled tens of millions of dollars to build Clinton Inc, through the foundation donations, paid speeches and consulting contracts. Ohio remains on a knife edge, but Mr Trump is optimistic. The media now, they're going wild. The media is going wild. They're saying, you know, this guy is winning. The averages still have Hillary Clinton in the lead, but a new poll has Donald Trump up two points in the key state of Florida and with a sliver of a lead here in Ohio. Pollsters say the confusing numbers reflect Republicans who are returning to their candidate, and also an unusually high number of independent voters who have left their final decision for the last minute and are now tossing up between Trump and Clinton.

Environmental groups have welcomed a decision by the International Whaling Commission that tightens the rules Japan uses to justify its whale hunt. A loophole means Japan can hunt whales for scientific research . At a meeting in Slovenia, the Commission said Japan must do It's taken five years of tense talks, but a deal has finally been brokered to create the world's biggest marine reserve off the coast of Antarctica. The landmark international deal was brokered in Hobart over the past two weeks. But the new reserve has been given a 35 year time limit. After years of negotiations, finally a reason to celebrate. Ross Sea protected! The 25 members of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources have agreed to establish the first large scale protected area in international waters and the world's biggest marine reserve. Today we've seen history being made. Today is a day that kids will learn about for years to come. The proposal for the Ross Sea Marine Protected Area was put forward by New Zealand and the United States. The Ross Sea region is of enormous global significance - it's got the most pristine marine environment of just about anywhere in the world. The reserve will cover more than one and half million square kilometres of the Ross Sea in the southern ocean. More than 70% will be fully protected, with limited fishing for research purposes allowed in the rest. Proposals for marine protected areas have been put forward at the past four CCAMLR meetings, and all have failed. Russia however, was the only country left opposing the move before this year's meeting. After two weeks of negotiations, the agreement has required compromise. We should have found, right, correct balance between the interests of environment protection and the interests of the fishing nations. The marine protected area will have a 35 year time limit. It's a slight concern, but I think with the amount of negotiation that's been happening over the year's this is a great first step. There's hope this is just the beginning. Australia along with the European Union put forward a proposal for protected areas, and we hope the decision this year to adopt the Ross Sea Marine protected area will be a catalyst for our proposal. We will be looking for it to coming back to the meeting again next year.The other to Marine reserves will be considered at next year's meeting. Mining magnate and cattle queen Gina Rinehart looks set to be the next owner of the Kidman cattle empire. A rival syndicate of Australian graziers today withdrew their bid, leaving the way clear for Mrs Rinehart to purchase the stations, either with a Chinese partner or in her own right. It took only one week for Gina Rinehart to dispatch her competition. The all Australian syndicate had thrown the kitchen sink at it, and frankly, there was no gas left in the tank. Northern Australian pastoralist Sterling Buntine chose Canberra to announce his syndicate's 386-million-dollar, all-Australian bid. We're as good as anyone on this deal. If I go and sell cattle anywhere in Australia, I expect the highest price person to buy them, and they will buy them. Today the families of Buntine, Brinkworth, Harris and Oldfield bowed out of the race for the Kidman empire, gazumped yesterday by the Rinehart camp.

It wasn't just the half a million dollars more that Hancock-Shanghai Cred were willing to pay for Kidman that knocked out the grazier families. It was the fact that Mrs Rinehart will buy the entire business herself, if her Chinese business partner can't get foreign investment approvals. They need to improve this thing and approve it quickly because it has become an embarrassment to Australia, an embarrassment to the Chinese, and we need to get on and show that we are open for business. Kidman shareholders now have six weeks in which to decide whether to accept the Hancock-Shanghai offer. While the offer remains open, any other party is allowed to make a counter offer, but at this stage the preferred bidder and you would have to say the more likely buyer is the one that's being put to shareholders today. The all-Australian syndicate has bowed out gracefully, wishing the Rinehart consortium well and saying they'd be happy to welcome them as neighbours.

Finance now, and a third day of declines saw the Australian share market cap off its worst week in nearly five months. Financial stocks dragged shares lower after news of write-downs from AMP and ANZ. It's been a pretty dire week for share investors. It was mostly downhill for local shares with the market weaker on four of the five trading days. AMP added to the negative sentiment surrounding financials. It sank to a three year low after announcing more than nine hundred million in write-offs. Although Macquarie delivered a better than expected slight two percent fall in first half profit. Iron ore is the place to be right now after its best week since April. Although there's still a fair bit of caution about, people aren't convinced there's a supply shortage. But the major producers are making good money right now. As for equity markets in Australia, the money is leaving as global bond rates head higher. The Australian ten year bond rate is close to a six month high. Inflation concerns may be creeping up as the US considers another rate hike before the new year. The Reserve Bank board considers interest rates next week. This is one thing uppermost in their thoughts. Australian property owners, helped by tax advantages, are more highly geared than their Canadian and New Zealand counterparts. It's a powerful argument against further rate cuts, but it also highlights the dangers of higher rates when that time arrives. The Australian economy is so dependent on property ownership the Reserve Bank and prudential regulators need to be extremely careful with any measures aimed at stimulating or curbing activity. They're walking on eggshells. The Australian dollar is another factor. It's too strong, but there's not much they can do about that. And that's finance. It's been open for more than a year, but a piece of infrastructure beside Lake Burley Griffin is continuing to make waves. The federally-funded Bowen Place Underpass has won a prestigious national architecture award. Its creators are hoping it inspires governments and developers to think outside the square when it comes to all aspects of planning. It may not be something you've paid much attention to, but as necessary as these pedestrian underpasses are in cities, they're often a little bit creepy. People generally don't like going underneath things, they don't like going where they can't see. Elisabeth Mossop and her landscape architecture firm have overcome that, with this 10-million dollar crossing at Bowen Place, for which they've now been rewarded. It was up against some very strong competition from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth. And I think what we're seeing here is the best of the best. Until recently, this area beside the National Gallery was the only hurdle for an otherwise uninterrupted walk or ride around Lake Burley Griffin. Today, it's a functional piece of art. It's certainly not your typical engineered solution to a conflict between pedestrians and roads. From the way it filters storm water to the design that deliberately, yet subliminally, directs your eyes to the Carillion, every element, meticulously planned. Such good design obviously doesn't come cheap, but the architectural fraternity hope that in an increasingly concreted world, success stories like this will give planners the confidence to demand a little more polish. The landscape of infrastructure is where we spend our time, whether it's roads or underpasses or parking lots. Absolutely. I think that's a great idea. Look around you. Try and understand why you enjoy moving through this space. And perhaps uncover a unique angle on an otherwise pedestrian problem.

The fight against doping in sport has taken another hit, with a new report pointing to serious failings at the Rio Olympics. The independent report released by the World Anti-Doping Agency found thousands of athletes were never tested, even in high risk sports.

Rio was supposed to have been the Games that restored credibility. But the system is still a mess. This report lays bare the lack of policy the lack of procedure, and the lack of competency involved in conducting anti-doping at the Rio Olympic Games. And that's not a surprise for the competitors, who saw that incompetence first hand. So athletes will be concerned - particularly clean athletes, that some of the cheats may have got away with it. Jared Talent should know - it took him four years to get his gold medal after he initially lost out to a drug cheat in London. At the pinnacle of international sporting competition, only the very best anti-doping policies and procedures should be in place. But that wasn't the case in Rio. The report shows more than 4,000 Olympic athletes weren't tested in the lead up. Of those, almost 2,000 competed in ten high-risk sports, like weightlifting. On some days, up to half of all tests were called off because athletes simply couldn't be found. And the chaperones who shadow athletes for testing were poorly trained. A lot were missing or weren't turning up for work, and not enough tests were being done, or the tests they wanted to get weren't happening. Responsibility ultimately lies with the International Olympic Committee, which is claiming testing at the games was a success. IOC are running the Olympics, and they should have control of the anti-doping process at the Olympic games. So far, there's been 98 positive cases from the London and Beijing games as a result of re-testing. This WADA report suggests that even if there were athletes cheating at Rio, there's every chance they'll never be caught, because they may never have been tested in the first place.

Stephen Larkham has revealed next super rugby season will be his last with the Brumbies. Larkham will take up a full time role with the Wallabies after 2017, but will stay in Canberra. It will bring to an end two decades with the Brumbies as player and coach, as Jonathon Gul reports. Few players embody a team like Stephen Larkham and the Brumbies. I've been with the Brumbies now for over 20 years, and I'm very connected with the Brumbies organisation and the local community in Canberra. A Canberra native, Larkham foundation
was a member of the Brumbies foundation side, and played a key part in the title wins of 2001 and 2004. Full time in the 2004 Super 12 final, and the ACT Brumbies are the champs. Larkham retired from playing in 2007, but was back as an assistant coach just a few years later. And in 2014 he took over the top job. Since then, the Brumbies have made three consecutive finals series. I just know that the Brumbies are in a good space, so I've got a lot of confidence that they'll be where they'll need to be in the future. But it's a future without Stephen Larkham at the helm. Next year will be Larkham's last in charge, before taking up a full time coaching role with the Wallabies. I'm certainly looking forward to the future, I think there's a lot of talent in Australia, particularly at the top levels, so I'm looking forward to that challenge. For now, it's a challenge that won't take him too far from home. The beauty of this role for me is that I can still be based in Canberra and have a strong connection with the Brumbies over this next period of time. Meaning Canberra will hold on to one of its favourite sons for a little bit longer. Joe Mennie is a shock inclusion in Australia's squad for the first two tests of the series against South Africa. Mennie edged out Jackson Bird for a spot in the 12-man squad, and could make his test debut in Perth next week. Joe Mennie's introduction to international cricket on the one-day tour of South Africa didn't go as planned, but selectors have kept faith in the 27-year-old, who's now in contention for next week's first Test against the Proteas. You aim for the baggy green, that is sort of the pinnacle, so if it comes up and I do get selected, I'll be very very happy. 51 wickets in last year's Sheffield Shield season helped Mennie earn a place in the 12-man squad for the first two tests, ahead of Jackson Bird. Selectors indicated it was bat not ball that made the difference for Bird. The thing that probably cost him a place was his batting. As you're probably well aware, we've got to get runs at the bottom of the order as well. A century in the opening round of the Sheffield Shield helped Shaun Marsh win the race to open with David Warner, and the 33-year-old is confident his troublesome hamstring will hold up. Touch wood it's all good and I've got another week now to get it right and make sure it's 110% right by next Thursday. Usman Khawaja is set to bat at number three, while Mitch Marsh has held onto the all-rounder spot, but selectors admit the West Australian is under pressure to perform. Mitchell Starc, peter Siddle and Josh Hazlewood join Mennie in the squad, with one of the four quicks expected to be 12th man in Perth. Starc withdrew from New South Wales' opening Sheffield Shield game halfway through, and Marsh admits it wasn't ideal. Yeah I don't like it, but I guess these are extenuating circumstances, and sometimes in extenuating circumstances you need to be flexible. The first test begins at the WACA ground on Thursday.

To the weather now, and thank you to Brandon Galpin, who's a ranger with the ACT Parks and Conservation service. He captured these ferns while on patrol in Namadgi National Park. It was a fairly grey and cool day for the capital today, not much sunshine at all. We reached 19 degrees after a low of 9. There was a shower around Braidwood but otherwise dry across our region. Warm to the west 23 at Wagga, 26 at Griffith. A dry day on the coast. in the capital cities, it was partly cloudy but very warm in Brisbane, 29 degrees. A grey day in Sydney and 20. Sunny in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. An active surface trough is causing isolated showers and storms over north-east NSW into Queensland. Middle level cloud extends over central WA. That trough over NSW and Queensland will weaken but could still produce some isolated showers, another trough will move over South Australia, producing showers and storms. Around the country tomorrow, Perth can expect a few showers, the chance of rain in Sydney too, a top of 23. A warm one for Adelaide, 30 degrees. Closer to home it'll be dry but a bit cloudy for anyone heading to the coast, tops in the low twenties, much warmer to our west up to 30 at Griffith. Canberra's forecast it'll be another cloudy day with just the slight chance of a shower. A bit warmer though, up to 22 after a low of 10 at the airport, 11 at Tuggeranong.

It'll be warm but wet on Sunday, 25 degrees. Sunny on Monday, and staying fine right through next week.

And that's the latest from the Canberra newsroom. For more ACT news, you can follow us online or on Twitter. I'm Narda Gilmore. Coming up now, 7:30 with Hayden Cooper.

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