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This program is live captioned by Ericsson Access Services. Today: The US intelligence boss hits back at Donald Trump over scepticism about Russian cyberattacks on the electionThere's - this was a multi-facetted campaign. So, the hacking was only one part of it.

An apparent back down from Indonesia on the suspension of military cooperation with Australia. A Government Minister faces questions over an impulse property purchase on a taxpayer-funded trip. And: Striking results from a study that's found a link between living close to major roads and dementia.

Hello and welcome to Mornings. I am Joe O'Brien. Taking a quick look at the weather:

There was a decent fall in Sydney in the last 30 minutes, at least 10 mils.

The United States' head of intelligence told a Senate hear thank Russia poses a major threat to US interests and promised to produce more evidence of the Kremlin's interference in the US election. President-elect Donald Trump has been sceptical of conclusions that Russia sought to influence the election in his favour. Mr Clapper will get to put his case to Donald Trump when he meets him tomorrow. Here is North America correspondent, Conor Duffy. US spy chiefs broadened the set of accusations against Russia, saying they are more resolute than ever that the Kremlin sought to influence the US presidential election. Those hearings went for quite a while, just over two hours. Here is a little of what the director of National Intellegence, General James Clapper, had to say when he was spelling out what Russia did.This was a multi-facetted campaign. The hacking was only one part of it, and it also entailed classical propaganda, disinformation, fake news.They say today they gave President program program the -- Barack Obama the classified version and he is getting briefings. We expect him to make comments on that over the coming days A declassified version, we expect to be highly redacted, the spies say to protect sources and expensive infrastructure that they have put in place, will be released next week. They have promised there will be a motive there. The intelligence agencies are also meeting with Donald Trump, President-elect, tomorrow. He has cast doubt - and be highly sceptical - about claims Russia was involved in hacking and some of his aides thought it was Democrats trying to delegitimise his victory. He appeared to get something of a rebuke from a senior Republican from his own side today in the Senate, lind, say, Graeme -- Lindsay Graeme. Here is the advice he had for Mr Trump.Ladies and gentlemen, it is time now not to throw pebbles, but throw rocks. I wish we were not here. If it were up to me we would all live in peace. But put put is up to no good and he butter be stopped. Mr President-elect, when you listen to these people, you can be sceptical. But understand - they are the best among us and they are trying to protect us.Completely contrasting positions in just a day. Just yesterday President-elect Donald Trump was questioning how strong the case was and whether intelligence officials were adequately prepared and suggested they were scrambling to prepare for his meeting with them. He retweeted Julian Assange's comments that the source of the hacks was definitely not Russia, but then just this morning he said that he was a big fan of intelligence. I suppose we can expect more tweets tomorrow after his meeting and we will have to wait and see what he has to say. Conor Duffy from Washington. Indonesia has apparently backed down over that suspension of military cooperation with Australia. The move comes after a flurry of contradictory statements from Indonesia's leaders. Indonesia correspondent, Adam Harvey, has more. Campell Newman's decision to -- Gatot Nurmantyo's decision to suspend military intergeneralion surprised his own Government. He told Indonesia media how offended he was by material presented at a training course in Australia. Presented not just by the lecturers, but by the students as well. The curriculum and the lessons, as well as the result of the curriculum and the assignment parm of the students, were insulting. It hurts so much. I don't need to explain it here. There was about an -- it was about an officer in the past. It was East Timor, about Papua needing independence, about being manipulated.After the General's decision created headlines for 24 hours and prompted all sorts of confusion in two countries, top Indonesian Cabinet Ministers came in over the top and said the suspension was only ever about a language course. He blamed the media. Relations will now hopefully be reset, although the whole affair has prompted a closer look at General Gatot. The ABC uncovered these extraordinary comments he made about Chinese refugees. TRANSLATION: If they ever come to my place they will come by sea. Once they cross the ocean, I will butcher 10 cows in the middle of the ocean. The sharks will definitely gather. After that, I will shoot at them. Just by using small weapons so they leak and they all can be eaten by sharks.

Relations between Australia and Indonesia might be a bit banged-up by all this, but both nations are now free to take part in military exercises next month. And later this hour I will speak with our defence correspondent Andrew Green about the fallout from the events over the past 24 hours. An impulse purchase is how the Health Minister is explaining her decision to buy a luxury apartment on a taxpayer-funded trip. Sussan Ley bought the unit on the Gold Coast last year. She was on a trip described as official business. Political reporter, Ashlynne McGhee, joins us now from Parliament House. Morning. What is has the Health Minister had to say?Good morning T Health Minister was on a trip to Queensland in May 2015. Now, the purpose of the trip was to go to Brisbane, to make an announcement at the Wesley Hospital there about some medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. But then later that day, the 9 May, 2015, she travelled down to Main Beach on the Gold Coast, with her partner. Now, her office - I have just spoken to them this morning. They say she was there to meet with local health stake holders to discuss access to some medicines. But while she was there, she purchased an apartment on Main Beach. We understand it's a luxury apartment, News Limited is reports that it was a $795,000 apartment. Her office hasn't yet confirmed that. But they do say that the purchase was not planned, nor anticipated. Now, for this whole trip, she claimed $370 in a travel allowance from the taxpayer, and she also charged taxpayers for the airfares to Brisbane from - to Brisbane, I should say, and then out of Coolangatta and back to Canberra, at a cost of about a thousand dollars.So, if she did have these official engagements, as she says in Brisbane and both on the Gold Coast... If she incidentally comes across a house purchase or an apartment purchase during the trip, does that mean she's broken any rurals?It is something the Opposition will be asking a whole lot of questions about today and they will be pushing for examination of this. Some of the rules around this - certainly her office says that they - they consulted the entitlements management branch about the travel allowance and whether that was allowed. The fact that the primary purpose of the trip was to speak to stake holders, to make that announcement in Brisbane, would seem to fit within the travel rules. But there are also some questions about the ministerial Code of Conduct. That states that while your publish life may impinge on your personal life, your personal life should not in any way be put back on the public purse. So, the Opposition will be asking a whole lot of questions about that today, whether any rules have been broken, given this - she is saying this was an impulse purchase. That remains to be seen. Four people in the US city of Chicago are facing hate crime and kidnapping charges, accused of torturing a mentally disabled man in a session aired on Facebook live. In an assault that went on for two days, the victim, who was white, was made to drink from a toilet bowl, had part of his scalp removed and was bound, gagged and beaten. The suspects, who are all African American, are aged between 18 and 24. The 18-year-old victim is believed to be a school acquaintance of one of the alleged attackers. In the video the attackers can be heard making derogatory comments about white people and Donald Trump. Chicago Police have described the incident as sickening.Let me be very clear: The actions in that video are reprehensible. That alone, with racism, have absolutely no place in the city of Chicago or anywhere else, for that matter, against anyone, regardless of their race, gender, state of mental health or any other identifying factor. There was never a question whether or not this incident qualified to be investigated as a hate crime.A car bomb killed at least 11 people and injured another 35 in a Government-held Syrian town. The attack took place in a crowded commercial area of The Project pro-where two -- Latakia province. It's the first such explosion since the new ceasefire initiated last week. A Turkish police officer and a court official are among four people killed in an attack outside a courthouse in Izmir in Turkey's west. Authorities say Kurdish militants clashed with police and blew up a car after they were stopped at a checkpoint. Police shot dead two of the attackers and are now hunting a third. The Turkish Government believes the militants were planning a much larger attack, based on the weapons found at the scene. This latest incident comes five days after a gunman killed 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub. Former Essendon coach James Hird is reportedly recovering from a major health scare. The 43-year-old is said to have been taken to Melbourne's Cabrini Hospital by ambulance on Wednesday night. Last night his wife returned to their Toorak home without him and did not make any comment to the media. Hird has been out of the spotlight since he left his coaching post at the Bombers in 2015. He emerged only to fiercely deny any wrongdoing over the club's supplement scandal that resulted in his 1er ban from the sport. A fifth Queenslander has been diagnosed with the potentially deadly meningococcal disease. Health authorities confirmed a case in Cairns in Far North Queensland. The Cairns and hinterland hospital is now trying to trace people who may have come into contact with the patient, but a spokeswoman says the risk of transmission is low. Four children, three from the same family, are being treated for the potentially deadly bacterial disease in Brisbane. New South Wales Health is warning the public to be aware of the symptoms of measles after a passenger travelled on an international flight from Bali to Sydney while infectious. The young woman travelled on a Virgin Australia flight from Denpasar to Sydney on New Year's Day. The woman also visited the Sutherland Hospital emergency department on 4 January. Measles is highly contagious and symptoms must be reported. Another four cases were reported last month, but this incident is not linked. A South Australian woman has been taken to hospital after a car crashed through her lounge room and pinned her against a wall. Just after 2:00am this morning a van failed to stop at a T junction. It hit a parked van and then smashed into the lounge room of the woman's home in Windsor Gardens in Adelaide's north-east. The 37-year-old male driver was taken to hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. Police are waiting on the results of the driver's blood tests and charges are expected to be laid. A man will face court today after allegedly hitting his neighbour in the face with a brick in Sydney's west. Police say a 37-year-old and a 29-year-old began fighting outside their homes in Penrith last night before the older man hit the younger man in the face with a brick. Paramedics say the man suffered facial injuries and was taken to Westmead Hospital in a nonlife-threatening condition. The 37-year-old man has been charged with reckless assault causing grievous bodily harm and was refused bail. He will appear before Penrith Local Court today. A Newcastle lawyer has written an open letter to the e are tiring Anglican Archbhishop of Perth asking him to forfeit his right to a church pension. Roger Herft announced his retirement last month, admitting he let down survivors when he was the bishop of Newcastle. Lawyer, kels kels kels, who represent -- Peter Kelso, what happenses the archbishop to sacrifice his entitlements in retirement. The ABC sought comment from the archbishop. The top stories: The top US intelligence chief General James Clapper told Congress he is resolute in his belief that Russia staged cyberattacks during the US election, repuking scepticism from President-elect Donald Trump about whether Moscow was involved. Indonesia has apparently backed down over its suspension of military cooperation with Australia, with a top Indonesian Cabinet Minister saying it will only apply to language training courses. And: The Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley is facing questions over her decision to buy a luxury apartment on the Gold Coast while on a taxpayer-funded trip. A day of extreme heat is forecast for South Australia today, with temperatures hitting 40 degrees. That's prompted the state emergency services to hand out advice packs on hoping with the high temperatures to incoming international travellers. Our reporter has more. The passengers here are landing in the middle of a heatwave here in South Australia. Yesterday, it was 36 degrees. Today, it should hit 40 and tomorrow it should hit 41 degrees here in Adelaide. That's just in the city. Elsewhere around the state it could be even hotter. So, the state emergency services is handing information about how the beat the heat to the international travellers and are handing out bottles of water. Join me now is David from the State Emergency Service. What is the message you are trying to get across.? We are encouraging all sowns to stay healthy, particularly international visitor. Extreme heat can kill more than any other natural hazard.What should they do?Stay hydrates, drink plenty of water. Certainly for the general public, not to leave kids or animals in hot cars. We want people to check on the vulnerable. So, the elderly, and relatives that may not get a check-up, give them a call, or pop N let them know it is OK to use their air-conditioner.If travellers are arriving here, they might not be used to the heat. We have flights hear arriving from Asia. Some of those passengers have come from Europe. What sort of people are you targeting?We are targeting people who may be dressed in scarfs or woolly jumpers, coming off flights, who may not be aware that Adelaide is about to go into 40-plus heat. Kit be difficult for those -- can it be difficult for these people who they haven't personed that before. Yeah. Some of the heatwaves happening overseas don't meet what happens here.So far, we've had more rain and wind and storms than heatwaves. The last 40-degree day - the only one - was Christmas. Will we be out of practice here?We may be. It's been an unusual here. What we say is the heat, it can still be in effect. Even on Sunday, as it cools down, we need to look after ourselves.You will be back here tomorrow. Is it unusual to have the SES out here handing out Cyclone Pam -- pamphlets.No. We make sure everyone who comes here is safe and well.Thank you for joining us. Thank you.As I mentioned, the SES will be out here tomorrow as well. It is expected to be hot again. They will be here until midday today. I guess the main thing if you are view sitting you will want to head to the beach or pool to escape the heat. Police in Israel have questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the second time this week over those allegations that he improperly accepted gifts from wealthy businessmen. Investigators arrived at has official residence in Jerusalem on Thursday, according to Israeli media. They are believed to be looking into suspicions he and his family received gifts worth tens of thousands of dollars from business people. On Monday, he was reportedly interrogated for three hours over the allegations. Mr Netanyahu has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. People who live near major roads could be at risk - greater risk - of dementia, according to a decade-long study by scientists in Canada, who say one in 10 cases could be linked to living close to a busy road. Air pollution and noise - two of the downsides of living near a major road. But a greater likelihood of getting dementia - well, that's the theory behind a new study. This research shows, I think, for the first time there is a link between living near a main road - busy A road or dual carriage way and having an increased risk for dementia. Which, I think, shows this could be a new risk factor to we hadn't considered before. A study of 2 million Canadians found around 10% of dementia cases in urban areas could be linked to exposure to heavy traffic. The researchers found that living within 50m of a major road increased the risk of dementia by 7 to 11%. At 100m, the increased risk was 4%. Leeds is like any urban centre - congested and polluted. Keeping the mind active is one of the benefits of this cross-word club. Are members worried that city living might be harming them?I try to live a healthy lifestyle. I eat very well, I exercise regularly. Yet, you know, you can just by living near a main road, you can do yourself a great deal of damage. Yes, that is concerning.It wouldn't be a great shock to me, in the same way that when unleaded petrol was connection, the connection between lead and brain damage was proven. I wouldn't be surprised.Around 850,000 people in the UK have dementia. It gradely robs them of their memories and brain function, but the origins of the condition are not well understood. This research doesn't prove that heavy traffic causes dementia. It makes a fascinating link that requires further investigation. But there are already many reasons to avoid the polluted air in our cities. It can cause serious breathing difficulties, and trigger a heart attack or stroke in those already at risk. Last year, British scientists found tiny pollution particles in samples of brain tissue - another hint there may be a link between traffic and neuro degenerative conditions. For now, the best advice to reduce your dementia risk is to exercise and eat healthily. A message we keep hearing over and over. A new study found the European model of allowing teenagers the occasional sip of alcohol at home makes them more likely to drink full serves by the time they hit 16, but the study by the National Drug And Alcohol Research Centre also found that supervising alcohol consumption makes teenagers less likely to binge drink. The research centre says it presents a conundrum for parents trying to decide when to introduce alcohol, but the research shows that drinking behaviour seems to depend more on personality traits and whether the child's peers are also drinking. If you are watching TV this summer, it is hard not to notice ads around the ground and during the ad breaks for sports betting agencies. Associate Professor Samantha Thomas has been studying the effects of the ads particularly on children.We do a lot of work out in the community, at local junior football clubs, we stand outside the major stadiums, talking to kids about what they know about gambling, and what they see around the marketing of gambling during sport. And what we found in our research is that kids have not only an incredibly high recall of brand names of different companies, but, also, an incredibly high recall of the details that, the not lines, tin centives and inducements within ads. That creates a real concern for us because what we're seeing is a very quick normalisation trajectory for this product among children. Inducements are things that may encourage people to bet more than they normally would and on things they wouldn't normally bet on. So, they are tlings like bonus bets, cashback refunds. Most people watching will see those regularry during the adds. Kids, we used to think, talked about sport in terms of the odds. When we first started having the discussion about gambling in sport and the impact on kids, now what with see is kids will clearly tell us about these deals that they see. One of the things that we know with kids is they generally say to us now that they think they will bet on sport, not if they are a good odds, but if they get a good deal, which will encourage them to bet. I don't know if you remember, but many years ago, when Stephen Conroy was the Minister, one of the reasons they talked about getting live betting odds or stopping the ads during the match, was that people would have the opportunity to then get up and outlook way afrom the -- walk aa. What we find is kids is kids stay locked in place. Like me, I have two little boys. I will get up, be on Twitter, on social media, or making a cup of tea or getting on with dinner. My kids stay locked in place. That means they have a very high level of exposure to ads right the way through the sporting events. We also know that there is a loophole at the moment in the regulation which we want to get closed. That means that gambling ads are banned during children's viewing hours, before the watershed, unless they are played within a current affairs program or a sporting match. Of course, when do we see most of the gambling ads? On a Saturday oompb where we sit down and watch cricket or footy.When a Thai mu signature sole her prized instrument to fund the treatment of a dying relative, she feared it would be the end of a promising career. But a divest of fate saw an Australian -- divest of fate saw an Australian man with a joint love of music rekindle her dreams. Liam Cochrane has the story. Irin Prechanvinit had just released an an bull and was on -- album was -- and was on top of the world. Her mother had been diagnosed with late-stage cancer.I tried everything. The modern medication and the alternative treatments. I told doctors to provide her with the best medicine they have.But the treatment was expensive. And Ms Prechanvinit decided to cash in on her most precious possessions. TRANSLATION: I start stood sell my guitars. I thought, "I will keep one to play, but in the end it wasn't enough, so I had to sell them all." The sad story reached 79-year-old Australian, Ray Ingram, who lives in Thailand.I could understand the loss of losing instruments.He was also coming to terms with not being able to play his most-loved guitar, after an infection left him with no feeling in his fingertips.I thought, well, I am sure this young lady would like the guitar. I do know it's very old. My mother gave it to me when I was quite a young man.The offer of the vintage Spanish-made guitar came the day before Ms Prechanvinit's mother died.It is a gift from his mother, and... I know it is very important to him.I have to say that it has a beautiful tone. Which you do not get in a modern guitar. And I'm sure that my late mother would be very pleased to know that it's gone to someone who's extremely talented. While the old guitar gets minor repairs, its new owner is practising on another donated instrument for a fund-raising concert for cancer. (MUSIC PLAYS)

It beautiful for a Friday morning. Time for a check of the weather, and it is g'day to Kirsten Diprose. You have got our picture of the week. What is it?Good morning, Joe. This one, I think, has captured summer. It is holiday fun, taken by Fiona Grey at Ballina in the New South Wales northern rivers region. She says the festivities are over for another year, and the kids are bored. There is only one way to tire them out...Get them back to school! Yeah! She is suggesting a run and swim at the beach, which is quite a lovely depth to this picture as well.Very typically Australian. What's happening with that rain that's been falling over the north of the country?Yeah. Look, that's been falling over the north
of the country?Yeah. Look, let's look at the map. See where the cloud is - a monsoon trough is generating rain and storm. Strong winds across the tropics. Heavy falls are possible, particularly in this pocket around Broome here. That is as the tropical low moves over the Kimberly today and into the Pilbara later today, or tomorrow. Now, the low is likely to remain overland, but there is a small chance the low could move offshore and develop into a tropical cyclone, but that's just a small chance.Yes. Sounds like you picked up a cold at the slip and slide yesterday? (LAUGHTER) You shouldn't have got in the water! Just had a big night out! Right!No! I am actually struggling. I was hoping you couldn't hear it. You will have the weekend off to get over it.I know.What about that heat in South Australia today?Let's take a look at the synoptic. Very hot in the south. That is as weaker troughs are drawing hot winds to WA, South Australia and western New South Wales, and causing storms in north and South Australia as well. High temperatures across South Australia, right into the 40s. 40 for Adelaide, 44 at Oak Valley hot again tomorrow. 41 in Adelaide and the heat will come across to Victoria, with temperatures in the 40s there, 36 for Melbourne tomorrow. Let's take a look around the states then:

.Cheers.

The top stories: The top US intelligence chief says he's resolute in his belief that Russia staged cyberattacks during the US election, rebuking scepticism from President-elect Donald Trump about whether Moscow was involved. The director of National intelligence General James Clapper told Congress that Vladimir Putin ordered the hacking of the Democratic Party emails, and the motive will be revealed next week. Moscow denied it was behind the hacking. Indonesia appears to have backed down from its suspension of all military cooperation with Australia. A top Indonesian Cabinet Minister issued a statement saying the suspension only applies to language classes at Special Forces facilities. That's vastly different from comments made by Indonesia's military chief 24 hours earlier, when he announced an immediate freeze of all cooperation, because of offence taken at Australian military training material. The Federal Health Minister Princess Leia described her -- Sussan Ley described her decision to buy a luxury apartment as an impulse purchase. She brought the unit on the Gold Coast, on a trip described as "official business". A 10-year study of residents in on Ontario in Canada found a link between living close to a major road and a greater risk of developing dementia. The study published in the Lancet concluded that living near busy traffic increases the likelihood of developing dementia by up to 12%. The findings are not definitive, and further studies are needed. Top US intelligence officials have called Russia a major threat to America's interests during a Senate hearing into alleged cyberattacks before the presidential election. The head of intelligence, General James Clapper, said the level of alleged hacking by Russia was the most aggressive ever seen. This was the first public examination of claims Russia was involved in hacking the US prattle election -- presidential election. Figures from the intelligence community called into a Senate committee chaired by John McCain. The Russian Government directed compromises of emails from US persons and institutions, including political institutionings. They assessed "disclosures of alleged hacked emails were consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian directed efforts and that these thefts and disclosures were intended to interfere with the US election process."The director of National intelligence, General James Clapper, says he has no doubt hacking was ordered at the highest level.Russia assumed a more aggressive cyberposture by increasing siber espionage operations, leaking data, stolen from these operations, and targeting critical infrastructure systems.US intelligence experts insist the Russia was behind the backing of the Democratic National Committee and also the emails of Hillary Clinton's campaign chief, and the releasing of that information through WikiLeaks. Some insist that the leaks were so damaging it may actually have swayed the election. But President-elect Donald Trump Brexit the idea of Russian hacking, and has been scathing of the US intelligence. Prompt bad aquestion from a Democratic Senator, General James Clapper insisted that was unhelpful. I think there is an important distinction here between healthy scepticism, which policymakers to include policy make number 1 should always have for intelligence. But I think there is a difference between scepticism and disparagement.The US has expelled 35 Russians it believes are linked to the hacking and insists further action will follow. As time moves on, that action will be the responsibility of the new president. It appears Indonesia backed down on its suspension of military cooperation with Australia less than 48 hours after announcing it was cutting ties. Top Indonesian Cabinet Minister Wiranto issues a statement saying suspended cooperation will apply only to language classes. The decision was made dentally by Indonesia's armed forces chief, General Gatot Nurmantyo. Our defence reporter, Andrew Green, joins us from Parliament House S the main take-out from this the emergence of the very hardline military chief Gatot?I think for an Australian audience it probably is. He has featured prominently in Indonesia. He's been going on roadshows and giving speeches for some time now. Speaking to one defence official, who had been planning to head to Indonesia towards the end of last year, he said that his trip was put off because officials in Indonesia - Australian officials - had detected that there was this rhetoric against Australia. So, it was probably not a good time to head over. Now, of course, his comments, while they were perhaps well-known to an Indonesian audience, they are now very well-known to Australia, given the drastic action. So, I think the emergence of General Gatot for Australia is something that will be a lasting legacy of this incident. But perhaps also the other thing that we're really going to be familiar with now is that high level of cooperation that Australia has, particularly at a Special Forces level with Indonesia, and all those joint training exercises. It was probably not very well-known publicly that troops come to Australia regularly and train at SAS headquarters. Now that is a very well-known fact.Did Gatot's comments play into a broader political context in Indonesia, rather than being particularly directed at Australia? Because he made similar comments about other nations as well, hadn't he?That's right. He is someone who is very outspoken about foreign militaries, be it the United States or China, which Australia has a common interest with Indonesia on, given the expansion of Chinese territory in the South China Sea. But, yes, General Gatot is someone who is somewhat of a political player, something that we don't see in the Australian system. We don't see our military leaders being quite as political as we see General Gatot in Indonesia. And, of course, there has been a history over decades of Indonesian military flexing its muscle in a political sense. So, we perhaps - we are not going to see any drastic thing like a coup or Gatot trying to seize power, but certainly he has been speaking on a much broader range of topics than an Australian military leader traditionally would.Is this being generally seen now as him having gone a bit rogue and is he a likely political competitor? Or has the leadership been comfortable having him as part of his team because it plays to the hardliners?We can go off the public statements. The very initial statements from the Indonesian President, once the suspension was made public, was that he was distancings himself from it. He was definitely saying that this was a decision solely of the military chief. Since then, we've heard other language from the President, where he talks about this being a matter of principle, but at the same time, as you say, we've seen the senior Indonesian Cabinet Minister issue that statement, where he really downplays the level of that military suspension. So, like a lot of our dealings with Indonesia, things aren't entirely clear. It is still being worked out. That is really the task now for Australian diplomats, Australian military leaders, to go over and to iron out exactly what this means. We already know there is a big effort underway from the Australian military, and that will involve the army chief, Angus Campbell, heading to Jakarta soon. Now, the Australian Army insists it isn't issuing an apology, but I suspect there will be diplomacy.Let's go back to the original alleged offensive material now. There is an investigation that Marise Payne mentioned yesterday that's been going on for some time. It is still to be concluded. Has it been revealed exactly what this alleged offensive material was? Was it at lecturer speaking at the barracks or the facility there in WA? Or was it written?Yeah. This is something that we are finding out more details about each day, as this story develops. Initially, when I was speaking to senior people in the military, this whole thing took them by surprise. It had been an incident that was being handled at a very senior level in army and not many people knew about it, and given it involves the SAS you would imagine most things are kept fairly tight and close. But it has emerged through Indonesian reporting certainly there was something to do with the Indonesian doctrine, the five principles whether did that nation -- which guide that nation, since it took independence. So, end -- so the Indonesian press are reporting there was a slur made against that. The other issue that I have managed to confirm, is there was teaching material which talked about west Papua. That is sensitive for Indonesia. That province has, sore Tom time, tried to seek some sort of independence and Indonesia's military has been involved in suppressing that. So, there's at least two issues there that we know are involved. And then there are other separate reports about perhaps a wrl # WikiLeaks -- a WikiLeaks article that had been used in teaching that caused offence, and perhaps other things.A little more will be revealed once that investigation is finished and we hear from the Defence Minister, Marise Payne. Thanks for that. Australian researchers say more fishing grounds in the Pacific and Asia should be closed off to help protect fish stocks. Mologyd by the University of Queensland found authorities could triple protected areas in the Coral Sea without affecting livelihoods in the fishing industry. The research was a collaboration between the University of Queensland and the world wildlife fund and the University-of-Melbourne. Dr Nilss joins me now. Welcome. What was the set-up of the study.So, basically what we did is analyse thousands of fishery scenarios in order to specify how much of a fishing... It would protect as a target, which is what - about 200 countries world wide have committed to under the convention on biodiversity conservation. What we found is that specifically where biodiversity conservation is most urgently needed, more ambitious marine protected area targets are likely to benefit people, as well. Millions of people, who depend on otherwise unregulated fisheries, and that was what we aimed for with the study, to come up with a specific aim for marine-protected areas.Is the areas were increased significantly, up to around 30%, what did - what conclusions did you come to about the impact on the livelihoods of the fishermen in those areas?Well, in most areas where fisheries are otherwise unregulated, achieving such a high target would help rebuild productivity. So people would have more catch. Their livelihoods are likely to improve in the long run, and that's what is urgently needed in - for example, the Coral triangle region.There may be fishermen watching saying you mentioned long run, but what about the short-term? Would their lovely hoods be destroyed in the short term because they wouldn't have access to productive fisheries?Yeah, that is an important question. We do address that question in our paper. We do run scenarios on this issue. It is ore fuss, which is -- our focus is on long-term productive. But surely that is an important problem to consider, and there are ways to mitigate short-term impacts. For example, this is done almost naturally because marine protected areas aren't enforced overnight, but it usually takes a longer time until we reach the 30% target, for example. And that's probably the best way to achieve it, where other conventional tools for management are not possible, to gradually increase the coverage of reserves, and the size of individual reserves of protected areas.What did you find about the effectiveness of reserves that have already been established in helping fish get re-established?There is wide consensus now and a range of studies from all over the world that show fish populations in reserves, which are strictly protected areas, do recover. Biomass tends to increase two-fold or three-fold. What is less well documented is the increase in catches in adjacent fishing grounds. We are collaborating closely with WWF, who work all over the Coral triangle region, and we have access to data sets that are about 10 years... Um, duration, and they actually monitor developments before and after reserves were implemented. This data set also give us more confidence in the way and why particular reserves contribute more to enhancing fisheries around them than others.And where in the world are these reserves strictly policed? I am guessing it is a pretty big task to do that effectively. Is that only done really well in developed countries? What is the situation in developing countries?Yeah. It's an issue. We assume in our study that the long-term target is strict enforcement. But surely it is a problem. It isn't only a problem in the Coral triangle region, but also potentially in Australia. Poaching can happen. Strict enforcement may be costly. The best way to achieve it specifically in these poorly-managed areas in South Australia Asia is to convince communities to actually protect those areas. So that they have a personal interest in their fish populations, they feel ownership. That can be triggered by having additional management tools, such as local owner rights, so other people aren't allowed to fish in the whole area, which will enhance that ownership and that willingness to protect.What did you find about the situation in Australian fisheries at the moment? Take, for example, the fisheries off the Queensland coast. How much of that is protected at the moment? And is that done effectively? And how how much would that increase under your proposals? So, the Great Barrier Reef, for example, already had 33% officially covered as no-take areas. So there is no fishing - strictly no fishing in those areas. Arguably, most fisheries in Australia are in a good shape. Australia is probably doing a fantastic on a global standard. But, still, there is uncertainty about the status of some of the fisheries. But specifically around the Great Barrier Reef, much of the fishing effort that was happening before has been compensated before the big rezoning occurred and 33% were covered in no-take areas. It is hard to say now what the trends in catches will be like after reserves are enforced, which management action has the primary influence there. And, yeah, our study is particularly relevant where fisheries are unregulated, but our results also indicate that even if fisheries are well-off achieving such a target shouldn't have a negative impact on catches.Judging by your conclusions in the study, you think that situation with protection on the Great Barrier Reef is about right now. You mentioned there are some areas - other fisheries around Australia - where that could be improved. Whether are those fisheries and what are you proposing there?Well, I'm also talking about refishery -- reef fisheries around the Great Barrier Reef. There is not a species-specific monitoring that I'm aware of where you can actually follow the catch of all the different... There is a great diversity of target species. Not all of them are monitored individually. It's good to have a safety buffer, as they do, of 33% protection. But what's also quite interesting is that some studies have revealed that so-called pink areas, which are easier to monitor than no-take areas, which are green zones, pink areas means that people are not even allowed to go there. That is easy to see for officers that control the parks. There is strikingly more fetch bio mass in the pink reserves, as I have seen in recent studies. That's an important result, because it indicates that there is some difference between pink and green zones, which is likely to be due to poaching.Sounds like there is more work to be done. Thank you very much for talking to us from Brisbane. Thank you.The top stories: The top US intelligence chief, General James Clapper, told Congress he's resolute in his belief that Russia staged cyberattacks during the US election, rebuking scepticism from spoke Donald Trump about whether Moscow was involved. Indonesia has apparently backed down over its suspension of military cooperation with Australia, with a top Indonesian Cabinet Minister saying it will only apply to language training courses. And: The Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley is facing questions over will decision to buy a luxury apartment on the Gold Coast, while on a taxpayer-funded trip. Many of the country's top restaurants are featuring a new Australian fish. Known by Queensland fisherman as black kingfish, Cobia is drawing plaudits from some top chefs, who have dubbed it the wag you of the sea -- wagu of the sea. Landline's Pip Courtney has more. With three high-end contracts and the contract for the Caulfield race track, Melbourne chef Ian feeds thousands of diners every week. And he's fussy. The premium ingredients he buys have to tick a lot of boxes. And he says Cobia ticks them all.I love the taste of it and how clean it tastes. You want something new on your menu that's both sustainable, and, also, interesting and tastes fantastic. You know, no disrespect to barramundi or salmon, but it's kind of been done. Also, I'm not a big fan of seeing stuff that I see in the supermarket. I think it should be something that you can actually - you should go to a rest andnd it should be a bit special. Just what Maria wants to hear. For her family company Pacific Reef runs the country's only Cobia farm. She's been inspired by her media-shy father, Nick, a Greek migrant who started with one fish shop in outer Melbourne 40 years ago. He went on to make millions in the gaming industry.What started out as an experiment, so to speak, ended up being a product that we now carry.

You can see more of that story tonight on Taste Of Landline at 8 o'clock. Ben Lisson joins us with the sport. Good morning. I know that there was a pretty big dump of rain in Sydney in the last hour or so. It isn't looking good for play today. It is day 4 of the test against Pakistan, isn't it?Good morning, Joe. That's right. Sydney people can no longer complain about weather in Melbourne!
(LAUGHTER) You have weld and truly disgraced yourself over the last few days. It looks like delaying play for the second day in the row. Yesterday, the same story - play didn't get underway until the early afternoon, which was - didn't save the Pakistanis, unfortunately. They still found ways to get themselves out, despite a promising end today 2. Younis Khan was looking pretty good - he is the lone hand for Pakistan. That has been the story of their tour unfortunately. One or two stars here or there, and not much else.Oh!They were.Steady! Saw a bit too much of that young man there!Wondering whether you would pick up on that one! Just making sure you are watching! All too much. Look, they will resume at 8/271 when play does eventually get underway. Let's hope we see action today.I guess with this stage, about this stage in the second test, we were saying there is no chance there will be a result because it is just all kind of drawn out and it's been washed out. Then there was the big turn around on the last day. Are you thinking we might get a result?Ah, I think that's going to be doubtful. Younis Khan at the crease will at least provide some stability to the Pakistani innings, if they do come back in. They have got a bit more breathing room if they do resume play late in the day as opposed to that fifth - to the fifth day, rather, in Melbourne. Having said that, there is a chance of a result if the weather does clear tomorrow. We will have to wait and see. The other news is that Matt Renshaw has had to withdraw from the game due to condition cushion. He's suffered two separate knocks on the head, one while he was batting, and the other while fielding. Unfortunately, he's had to withdraw. He did resume after that second knock yesterday, but he has since been - the doctors have determined it isn't right for him to play.Is that a first, that someone pulled out of the game all-together after a concussion, rather than gone off for the day?We have seen it a couple of times. I think Chris Rogers for Australia in 2015, I believe, was the last one for the Australian test side. We have also seen a number of 1-day players who have gone off. This will sort of bring about talk about that concussion rule and whether there should be a substitute, like they have thought about in other sports in Australia.OK. In the Big Bash, there's one particular star that people are talking about today.All about Chris Lynn at the moment. 11 sixes last night. He fit for the Brisbane Heat as they went to the top of the table in the Big Bash. They were chasing about 174, which is a praelt healthy total. Mitch Marshall was in fine form as he got 70 runses. Once Chris Lynn got going it was all over. It was about sitting back. Brendon McCullum was all about breaking his own bats - he was trying to hit the ball so hard. I think he was feeling competitive with Chris Lynn dominating!He didn't pick up a bit of the pitch there as well, just hitting the ball that broke the bat.Absolutely! Yeah. I can actually honestly say that once happened to me. I hit it so hard - the problem was I got caught.That is probably fake news there, people! (LAUGHTER) Nick Kyrgios - what is happening with him? An injury?Yeah. Injury concerns at the moment for Nick Kyrgios. He did suffer a loss last night in the Hopman Cup to Jack Sock, who is proving to be a player for the American team at the moment. His form's been better this year and a bit more consistent in the last few months. Nick Kyrgios had the leg injury, said it won't impact his Australian Open. Daria Gavrilova got her first win. I want to take you back to that Sock versus Kyrgios game. There was an cotender for shot of the year -- contender for shot of the of the year -- contender for shot of
the year.Can the year.Can condense the points.

Wow! (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) Get out of here! Sock is up!I don't think that will be beaten the whole Australian summer. Take a look at this. this.He has got that! Impressive. When you see it first you think it is just a regular hit. Not until the replay you realise he hit it between his legs. We have to leave it there. Clears. Time his legs. We have to leave it there.
Clears. Time for Clears. Time for a check of the weather. Still wet over the tropics and that is with a monsoon low and a trough generating rain, storms and strong winds in the north-east and in north-east Queensland. Hot in the south today, weak troughs are drawing hot winds to WA, South Australia and western New South Wales. While a front is bringing strong winds to south west WA. Around the states now:

Under the weather this morning! Are we going to see you for the last hour? Or are you heading home now?I have got one more! And then I think I will rest. (LAUGHTER) Such a trooper. Cheers. Stick with us on ABC News 24. Off for a short break and we will be back soon. We will take you to Sydney where the Minister for Infrastructure is expected to hold a press conference. Stick with us.

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