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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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company. The landmark summit on counters domestic violence. Will the ur vent focus produce cultural change? What was disturbing is how readily the issue of the plebiscite was put on the agenda and $180 million found for that and, you know, when you're talking of the struggle to find any funding for legal, systemic reform, I find that, you know, very confronting. The media now, they're going wild. The media is going wild, because they're saying, you know, this guy's winning. Also, pollsters say it's over for Donald Trump after a vitriolic presidential campaign.By the time we get to election day, the democracy will be limping to the finish line and everybody will be throwing up their hands and saying, enough is enough. (MUSIC PLAYS) # World's gonna look much brighter... Grammy-award winning ambassadors bringing their unique diplomacy down, under, Ozomatli.We could bring things together with our music and we could do it with people.The scourge of family violence is an Australian tragedy that's being written every single day. Last year 100 women were killed and hands
133,000 experienced violence at the hands of a father. They are the ones that report it. Today in Brisbane the Prime Minister and state Premiers held a summit on what more could be done to prevent silence in the first place a provide support. Shortly I will speak with Rosie Batty. But first here is our political correspondent Sabra Lane. (MUSIC PLAYS) The murder of Luke Batty by his father after cricket practice in early 2014 galvanised politicians and community leaders to talk about domestic violence, admitting it was a stain on Australia's soul. (MUSIC The coroner's inquiry found no-one could have foreseen the death of the 11-year-old, but it sparked a royal commission into family violence in Australia and nationally proded federal and state governments into action. Today they gathered in Brisbane for a summit. If violence against women is triflalised with phrases like "boys will be ois", or the question is asked "what did she do to deserve it?" We are complicit. All governments along with interest groups are reviewing a report into domestic violence and policies to better help victims and force perpetrators to be more accountable for their behaviour. There's also a strong focus on Indigenous communities. It's critical that Indigenous voices inform our policy responses as we grapple with the shocking reality that Indigenous women are 34 times more likely to be impacted by family violence.I think we've neglected this for a long time. I think there is the tendency to talk about it a lot, to acknowledge some of the horrific statistics in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities but also to put it in the too-hard basket. When Mr Turnbull became Prime Minister he described domestic violence as a national disgrace. He admitted the task is mountain high, because it's been ignored for too long. We have not paid the attention to this issue that we should have in That's the
years past. That's the truth.Family violence to me was this thing on the TV I could switch off before. And now I can't. Domestic violence has ripped Michael Costigan's family apart. He says change has to happen to stop more lives being lost. Last year his niece Tara was brutally murdered by her partner just a week after she'd given birth to their daughter. Every time I trigger my phone, there was a picture of Tara and her three kids. Immediately after she'd been given birth. And so that's my motivation. Nothing can bring Tara back. I'm doing this so that your children can avoid what happened to Tara and what's happening to our families.We are gathered here today for you.He says while critics mike deride the summit as a talk-fest, the fact it is happening is significant.We talk about it. It's, we're not afraid to talk about this stuff. It's like mental health 20 years ago. Now we're here, with family violence. Now we're talking about it. It's out there, it's OK. And there's lots of people who are committed
clearly here today, who are committed to that. The Prime Minister revealed today how $100 million set aside in the May budget will be spent. $20 million will go to prevention programs. $25 million to Aboriginal communities.
anltd Torres Strait Islander communities. $30 million for front-line legal services and $10 million to respond to so-called revenge porn and online abuse. Millions have already been spent on advertising campaigns. Violence against women starts with disrespect. And that is starting to have an impact. That's according to one Premier. What that means is more women are now reporting domestic and family violence.We also have to acknowledge that this is a journey. And this is not just, let's come here and do this. There is so much more to do.There's a fair degree of support for us to continue the discussion around standardised leave in the national employment standards, our courts working better, child protection working better together.Victoria is leading the push for family violence leave. But the Federal Government hasn't embraced it. The peak union body, the ACTU, is funding a test case before the Fair Work Commission saying ten days' paid leave should be a workplace entitlement. Business groups disagree. A decision will be made next year. Those at the coalface can't understand why there is any debate. I think this is a no brainer. I think it's a really simple way of actually going forward and saying, we prioritise this, you know, not just in the service system, not just in terms of talking about long-term prevention and early intervention responses, but within our work places we have a real opportunity to send out a very clear message. Legal support groups are also pushing to ban perpetrators from cross examining victims in court, saying governments need to set aside millions more to ensure legal representation for all sides. Sglfrj it's such a problem because of how traumatising it is for a victim to have to face her perpetrator. It's also a problem because it enables perpetrators to actually continue abuse, rather than intervening. And finally one of the really crucial issues to understand is that it can really compromise the evidence a victim of violence is able to provide under those circumstances. The campaigning trio is adamant change can't come quickly enough and from the Prime Minister down, leaders insist there is political will. I believe there is a complete unity ticket across politics, and across jurisdictions. On this. And I... I think this issue is beyond politics, frankly.

Rosie Batty is the former Australian of the Year and anti-violence advocate whose own son was murdered by her former partner in 2014. She to her
was at today's meeting and I spoke to her in Brisbane. Thanks for joining us.Thank you Hayden.The Prime Minister said he believes there's been a cultural shift in this area. Do you agree?I think there's been a conversation that awareness
started which has led to cultural way
awareness but I think we have a long way to go. We are at least seeing some change. And I think that gives me a lot of hope and inspiration, because I do travel around Australia a lot, and I do feel myself that there is an awareness that's being raised and a genuine conversation that hasn't happened before, but you know, as a cultural change, we've still got a long way to go.I guess the actual change is the hard part. We've all heard that horrendous statistic of one in three women who've experienced physical violence. Have you seen any sign yet that statistic is improving?Look, it's going to be a heck of a long time before we start to see changes to our statistics turn around. What we're experiencing right now is heightened awareness. We're starting to see the problem where we didn't see it before. We're starting to understand what it looks like. We're starting to understand and hear messages about ringing the police or calling 1800 RESPECT for help. So we're starting to have awareness raised but that's going to create additional strain on our existing services, and it's going to take time for those statistics to be
actually start to change. We need to be prepared for that. I read today that every time people talk about their own personal experience in this, more and more people call for help. Is that correct?Yes, absolutely. When we understand that so many more people are actually living with this problem and not willing because of fears or concerns or can't speak out, so there's a lot of people who we still don't know are, you know, caught up in this problem. To the detail. The Government as we heard announced the carve-up today of $100 million. $30 million for front-line legal services. I heard you say many times before that one of the first things a woman needs when they've been assaulted or a victim of violence is legal help. Yet this announcement today comes in a climate of the Government cutting back funding on community legal centres. Does the announcement today make any difference?Look, I think it's welcome. I think that money and that funding will definitely be appreciated and be put to very valuable work, but we're already talking of a really seriously underfunded service, seriously underfunded. When you see, if you visit a country area and I've recently been in Broken Hill, if you see the degree of work that happens on the smell of an oily rag, with perhaps in some instances one lawyer covering a whole area, you know, there isn't any more cutbacks that can be made other than actually obliterating a whole service. So really it is incredibly important and I do - it does concern and frustrate me, because you know, it goes hand in hand, you know, whether it's looking at taking out protection orders and intervention orders, to keep yourself safe, or family law advice, you know, it's incredibly important and it is an essential step.And a similar thing has happened in the area of homelessness. A crucial area when a woman needs to flee a violent partner in the middle of the night and again, an area which the Government has been cutting funding in. Is that correct? I can't comment particularly on homelessness. I do understand that in our Victorian Government we've actually really acknowledged that One of the barriers for a woman is the threat of homelessness, and it's very difficult to have affordable rental accommodation. So currentedly a lot of women who need to go to a refuge Because there isn't enough beds, currently they're placed in hotels which can't be cost effective and it isn't safe or ideal.Did you have any success today in your campaign for reform to the Family Court and in particular, the perpetrators of being allowed to cross examine victims? I think you know t round table discussion was in relation to family law reform. And there were key people who were magistrates and working in that area of the judicial response. And I think it was evident that we were all very clear on some of the changes. And we were able to make points to everyone and I know they were notified.Is there will from government to make a change?# I think there is the will within a lot of the ministers. I think we need to get this put into action with the Attorney-General's department, who has obviously the key responsibility. They know this problem, they absolutely clear. It's really about needing to really see some action in this issue. I really, you know, feel that this is one very small, but very significant change. There are many others that need to be implemented but I feel that this will be a really good first step, particularly from the Attorney-General's department to acknowledge this has to stop and there are solutions, and we need to make it happen. Now, Malcolm Turnbull and his predecessor Tony Abbott did elevate this issue to one of great importance in government and it was Turnbull.
a very early priority of Mr Turnbull. Do you feel that he has lived up to the promise?I think we need to keep a lot of pressure onto our Federal Government. I think there are other challenges that tear, to take their time, but you know, I think what was really disturbing to me is how readily the issue of the plebiscite was put on the agenda, and $180 million found for that type of initiation, initiative, and when you're talking of the struggles to find any funding for legal, systemic reform, I find confronting.
that an incredulous, very OK, Rosie Batty, thank you for all the work you've done in this area and thanks for joining us.Thank you. And as Rosie Batty mentioned, if you're experiencing domestic or family violence there is a national helpline 24 hours a day.

The role of the political polling analyst is a crucial one in any election and in this year's US true.
presidential vote that's doubly true. Donald Trump has been written off many times already, wrongly, as it turns out, but now in the final port night, it seems his actual demise could be imnenlt. The majority of polls have him losing by a margin of at least five points. No candidate in US presidential history has recovered from such a position. But the Republican contender is hoping against hope that the pollsters are wrong and he looks to Brexit for inspiration. North America correspondent Michael Vincent reports. In Donald Trump's world, his brand is good politics and good business. I want to thank...Taking time out of his Cam for the official opening of his new Washington hotel, with days left to the election, has been criticised as bad politics. But Donald Trump appears unphased. The fight to the finish line, the Republican presidential nominee, is stick to his rallying cry.I think we're going to have beyond Brexit. We will go beyond Brexit, you know about that. You can't believe anything you see. I don't even believe the polls. I terrible.
see these polls. They're not terrible. They're sort of good. If the people come out and vote, they're very nervous, I feel this is another Brexit. This is going to be Brexit-plus. (CHEERING) Meet a polling heavyweight. I think in US presidential elections things are fairly locked in. Mark Blumenthal's been in the business for 30 years and rejects any comparison between the 2016 race and the surprise Brexit result that was
Mr Trump was banking on because it was a one-off vote.You know t one thing about the Brexit example is close.
the polls there were actually very close. The result was reasonably close. It was just that the polls in the last weekend tended to show the stay vote ahead by a point or two and it ended up losing by three or four.So in the statistical margin of error?I think in the real world error that polling is subject to. If we were looking at one or two points separating Clinton and Trump, I'd say we'd be well within that historical potential for a polling error. But there's another reason why American pollsters have confidence in their numbers. There is a massive amount of data collected on who is registered and who votes.If the margins separating Clinton and Trump narrow over the last two weeks of the campaign, dramatically, then we're in a situation where we're not going to know. But I think as of today, the snapshot we're looking at, as of today, is big enough, that most of us are going to be question
confident, it's really more of a question of how big the margin is. Just look at how the polling has changed the electoral map over time with Trump's slide in the polls.

Of the battle grounds, some conserve ones have turned from solid red to not quite democratic blue, but undecided purple. The biggest, Florida is undecided despite Trump's repeated rallies. Ohio was pro-Trump, now it's a toss-up. Other states have turned from undecided to a clear blue. The Trump campaign is now trying to defend places like Utah and Arizona, reliably conservative states for the past 50 years, which are now considered battle ground. Many of those states have already started early voting and it's clear Donald Trump is being out-spent and out-organised. Reportedly, he's preferred spending more money on hats than internal polling. What professional campaigns are doing is they're getting data in hourly, if, daily at least, to tell them this is how many people have voted early, this is where they voted, this is the likelihood, therefore, that they're voting for us. That I will know that from the data they gathered and then they can adjust accordingly to find ways to nudge people as much as they can. But the only way that you know you need to do that is by having that data. Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton! (CHEERING) What that means is, when there are reports that African Americans are not turning out in North Carolina, the democratic nominee heads to church. This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice. (CHEERING) This is a big crowd.Donald Trump often hails the size of his rallies as a sign of his success. But political insiders say it doesn't equate to votes when getting people to the ballot box is half the battle. You see Trump give rallies in places that are often-times not battle ground states, much less in places where, you know, there's likely to be a lot of Trump voters that need a nudge. That reflects they're not doing the same kinds of traditional calculations that a campaign would do. Sensing a potential wave where they not just win the Presidency, but the Congress, Democrats are also spending twice as much money on ads. Reach for what we know is possible. Support the Democrats. President Obama recorded two for Florida Senator Patrick Murphy.He's a strong progressive. The second, in Spanish. (SPEAKS SPANISH)

It's not just the paid ads the President commands free airtime to. President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst President in the history of the United States, exclamation point. (LAUGHTER) At real Trump. At least I will go down as a President. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) The Republican party, the party of Abraham Lincoln, has been brought to its knees by the candidacy of Donald Trump. His attacks on party leaders and desire not to recognise the outcome of the election, have shaken them to their core. A bitter civil war is under way to determine the future control of the party. That's running in parallel with the desire amongst Americans to simply put this election,
election, this bitter and ugly election, behind them. (By the time we get to election day, the democracy will be limping to the finish line and everybody will be throwing up their hands saying, enough is enough, and by the way, the reason why the public reacted so badly to Donald Trump saying, that he might not recognise the election resultss that they don't want 2000 all over again. They don't want the election to go on the second week, third week, fourth week of November, when it's done, the American people want it done. They're hoping they never have another election like this one. The three e three debates were the chance for the public to take a different perspective.We grabbed a rare interview with polling royalty. Frank Luntz has worked for Republicans for decades be u this normally happy warrior is now simply despondent.We did a survey several months ago. Over 70% of Americans have lost a friend because of politics. More than half say they Christmas
can't discuss it at Thanksgiving and Christmas because it will be toxic at the dinner table. That is getting worse and if you say that the election is rigged or that you won't accept the results, you're actually playing it to it. That's the equivalent of pouring gasoline on the fire. I hope that no country ever becomes as poisonous in its communication as America's become. I've never seen a level of internal resentment and the unwillingness to compromise that I see in the Republican party. And I'm afraid that only days from now it will be all about recrimination and blame, rebuilding.
rather than understanding and We will make America great again. The Republican party is bleeding, and the hardest part for them to deal with - the wound was self-inflicted.

The LA-based band Ozomatli is a Grammy-winning multicultural force that fuses elements of Latin, hip hop, rock, regular gay, you name it. They served as cultural am bas dors for the United States, performed for the Obamas and take a firm stance on issues like immigration reform, health care, and the rights of Latin Americans. The band is bringing crowds to their feet around Australia at the moment and they made time to talk to rorlter Monique Schafter. # Weight's going to get much lighter # World's going to look much brighter # With peace we'll carry on # We'll make it through the night Ozomatli has been together for over 20 years. What inspired you to form all the years ago?Everyone listened to different music. I know a Mexican folk song. What do you usually play, I was asked? Regular gay and funk. Well, let's make it work. I wasn't a DJ at the time. He played a beat. Let's play to that. That's how it developed. # Love's the only answer We always sought out to be the type of band that could connect with people on just the basic level. You know, just to dance, music, and we've always tried to bring it through whatever shows we play. # Weight's gonna get much lighter # World's gonna look much brighter # Though the heat's gonna carry on... Not only have you won multiple Grammies but served as am bass doer oi o ambassadors for the US State Department. What does that mean? When we were offered a gig it was like, shall we do this? The tail end of the Bush era, we weren't that popular on the global stage. The United States, you know.Hasn't changed.I don't know. When you look at the tradition as far as people who have done knit the past, amazing jazz musicians like Luis Armstrong, you know, and it definitely put us in places where bands never go. Our first tour was India, Nepal. When we play Kadmandu, there may be ten people who knew about Ozomatli in the country. 10,000 people showed up. (MUSIC PLAYS) You've taken a firm stance on social justice issues through your music. What issues are most important to you right now?Obviously we're in the middle of a very chaotic and surreal election cycle. So we're trying to see how it all comes down, whether it's supporting education, supporting immigration reform, and it's interesting, because a lot of these issues transkrendz the United States, you know, and art issues and obviously here in Australia, you have dealt with immigration issues, education, health care.Donald Trump has a plan to build a wall on the US-Mexican border. How are you campaign?
feeling about the presidential campaign?Well, we're investing in (LAUGHTER)
tunnel companies lately. We're making things happen. And ladders. There's elements that are a joke, with someone like that. And it's very difficult to take seriously. At the same time it's a very serious thing to have the type of discussion that's happening because of extreme views that we feel are offensive in many ways.It's easy to get lost in that political circus a bit, you know, all the rhetoric that goes on. I think with music haul we can do is remind everyone the heart behind it all. The best thing we can do is just help people to see what it's like to be in other people's shoes. # Too many trials, much tribulation # World wide, destination # Wake up, annihilation. Favourite songs to perform on stage? For me it's a song that speaks from direct experience about my neighbourhood where I grew up and the gang violence and drugs and how children become pall bearers so early on, so early. (MUSIC PLAYS) What neighbourhood do you come from? North-east LA. (LAUGHTER) Whassup! These Australian gangs, I know what you're saying. Yes, back in the days, it was pretty bananas where I grew up. Now there's hipsters.A lot of hipsters.Fancy coffee.I go there all the time. # Find your place in the sun

Your performance style has a party vibe and you're in Australia headlines Victoria's All Ages Festival. Are festivals good for you?Yeah, sure. We've done festivals, they really are where we...Our forte.Where our strengths are in festivals I believe. # Find your place in the sun... # Oh, oh, oh... This is more of a family friendly environment.You get the kids going crazy, man. We bring the kids out of people, too. I think that's what we do. I don't dance at all. I hate to dance. But I'm in a band that does basic international dance music. # Smile on your face, you realise # As the world goes by # Dream to sell # How many dreams would you buy? Why do you love making music?It's the only job in the world where you express how you are feeling without acting on it. # So a sun dn set A big mix of music in it... We mix, we fuse things together. If we can do that with our music, we could do that with people. # Find your place in the sun...

Monique Schafter reporting. That's the program for tonight and the week. Leigh Sales will be back Monday. Good night.

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with 'K' for 'kinetic'. Let's meet motor-mouth Danny Baker! Thank you. Good evening. Thank you!
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Speed-freak Marcus Brigstocke.
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