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Good morning and welcome back to Weekend Breakfast. I'm Miriam Corowa.And I'm Nick Harmsen. Making news this morning - five people shot dead and others rushed to hospital after a gunman opens fire at an airport in Florida.Also ahead - America's top intelligence officials brief President-elect Donald Trump on Russian hacking claims.Calls for tighter rules on parliamentary entitlements amid calls for the Health Minister to be sacked.And Melbourne City's new coach off to the perfect start with a win over the Western Sydney Wanderers.And -the-interim coach gets three points in his first game in charge.Hello. Thanks for joining us. It is Saturday, 7th January.It is, and it is going to be a very long new year, I think.I think so. We're all looking forward to the weeks ahead, aren't we?Indeed. Also coming up - an archipelago off the coast of WA is making an environmental comeback. The Abrolhos Islands were heavily mined in the 19th Century. It led to the destruction of the habitat of 78 of the birds.We'll take a look at how the hard work of conservationists is breathing new life into the area.It is quite an extraordinary part of the country, one that I don't think many of us would have gotten to, but it's good to see that at least the native inhabitants are making a return. That's right, beautiful conditions there. Well, let's check the weather in the rest of the country:

In the United States, at least five people have been killed and 8 others injured after a gub r gunman opened fire at an airport in the US State of Florida. Officials have now confirmed that the gunman acted alone. Hundreds of passengers were evacuated onto the tarmac when the shooter opened fire in the baggage claim area. All flights in and out of the airport have been suspended. . He was apprehended by a deputy and taken into custody without incident. The gunman is in custody. He is being interviewed by a team of FBI agents and deputies and once we establish motive and the investigation continues and we find o out what that motive is, then myself and Mr Pureo, the Director of staff of the FBI, will take a lead on continuing the investigation. Donald Trump has again rejected claims of Russian interference in the US presidential election. Following a briefing by intelligence chiefs in New York. In a statement, the President-elect said there was absolutely no effect on the outcome of the election. Before the briefing, he dismissed the controversy as a political witch-hunt. Mr Trump has also suggested that the findings were an effort to delegitimise his victory. An unclassified version of the report is expected to be released later today manyMichelle Obama has praised the importance of education in her last speech as First Lady. She said being First Lady was the greatest honour of her life and she invoked her husband's 2008 campaign message, urging people to go without fear.I want people to know that they matter, that they belong, so don't be afraid. You hear me, young people? Don't be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered. Empower yourselves with a good education. Then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your boundless promise. Lead by example with hope, never fear.Russia will scale down its military forces in Syria, starting with a withdrawal of its aircraft carrier group. The Russian armed forces Chief of Staff said the aircraft carrier the Admiral and several warships will be the first to leave. Last month Russian President Vladimir Putin said the country's military President in Syria would be downsized as he announced a ceasefire deal between the Syrian Government and UN groups. There have been reports of violations.At least 33 inmates have been killed in a prison uprising in the Amazon region. Details about the latest uprising Waruma, the State's largest pen ten ri are unclear. It comes just five days after more than 50 inmates were slaughtered in a nearby state in the country's worst prison massacre in more than two decades. Experts have predicted more danger where inmates were butchered from a rival group.The Federal Opposition is calling on the Health Minister to resign if she can't explain p. She held a media conference in the morning,s then travelled to the Gold Coast where she bought a luxury apartment. A spokeswoman said the $800,000 purchase was not planned nor anticipated and that she was on the go being to meet stakeholders.The weather bureau is warning there will be a high-fire risk in SA today, as scorching heat combines with lith inning and high winds. The Country Fire Service has issued total fire bans for most of the State as temperatures are expected to reach above 40 degrees. Melbourne is wills expecting a scorcher with a predicted high of 37 degrees.And a Brisbane man who woke to find a snake sliding across his neck in bed this week, has had another encounter with the same snake. Max Mason was bitten by a carpet python at his Ascot home two days ago and says the same offender visited again last night. He woke to find the slider moving over his wife. This time he will be relocated further away.That would certainly cause you to wake in fright, wouldn't it?Twice! In a week!Yes, I know. I think we do need to find somewhere else for him to relocate to.Indeed.Dmitry Kovtun, Hobart seems a long time away from for the Aussie cricketers now.Yes, think back to early November, that was when the disastrous start of the summer really did reach its head because Australia went down to South Africa by an innings and 80 runs. That led to a whole bunch of changes. They seem to be quite settled on the current line-up, though, and that's a good thing for those players, because if they can pull off a victory today, they still have a bit of work to do, it would really complete that remarkable turnaround. The new-look test team is within reach of a series clean sweep at the SCG today. The hosts need 9 more wickets on Day 5 to win, but standing in their way is a Pakistan batting line-up keen to produce the kind of resistance shown in the First test at the Gabba, on a pitch perfect for batting. Pakistan near 410 more runs for victory and will resume at 1/55 with Azhar Ali and nightwatchman sphmp at the crease. The wicket is pretty good wicket, enough to create spin, but a little bit in it.Strikers opener Ben Dunk has steered his team to win in the BBL, just 4 days after an 8-wicket thrashing at the hands of the Hurricanes, the home side recovered to chase down the 161 run target with 4 balls to spare. Dunk, his unbeaten knock of 79 komging off only 49 balls. Melbourne City interim coach Michael Valkanis has had a winning start to his tenure. The 1-0 loss extends the Seven Sydney Wanderers' winless streak no you to five weeks. And Rafael Nadal is out of the Brisbane International. The former world No. 1 went down in three sets to defending champ and top seed Milos Raonic. While French Open winner Garbine Muguruza denies she is in doubt for her next match with a thigh injury. And, if they can get back on the court, world No. 7 reigning French Open champ, definitely in with a chance at the Australian Open this year. One woman standing in her way is Pliskova. She will take on Cornet in the final. My money is on her to make a lot of inroads up the rankings this year. It does sound it will be an exciting season of tennis down here. Thank you, Georgie.Thank you. Still to come - we'll take you live to Fort Lauderdale in Florida for the very latest on the shooting there.Also ahead - more on the controversy of Health Minister Sussan Ley's purchase of a luxury apartment on the Gold Coast during a taxpayer-funded trip.And later, crossing live to Las Vegas where the world's biggest tech companies are showing off their latest gadgets and devices.We take you live now to Fort Lauderdale and the US State of Florida. Authorities say 5 people are dead and 8 wounded after a man opened fire at the baggage claim area at the Fort Lauderdale Airport at Miami. Hundreds are evacuating onto the tarmac.A shooter is believed to be acting alone. All flights have been suspended at the airport. Authorities gave this update a short time ago. We don't have that item just at this moment, but as soon as we are able to bring that to you, we will do so. Now, Donald Trump has dismissed the controversy over Russia's alleged hacking of Democratic Party emails, describing the scandal as a political witch-hunt.The President-elect released a statement after this morning's briefing by intelligence officials, saying there was absolutely no effect on the outcome of the election. North America correspondent Conor Duffy has the details.Intelligence agencies had accused Donald Trump and his advisers of disparagement and of lowering confidence in them and he said this whole thing was a political witch-hunt, so that was the setting for the meeting and coming out of that, Donald Trump hasn't said much about what the evidence was, whether he is persuaded by it. He spoke in very general terms that the US faced hacking threats from a number of countries. He named China as well as Russia, and he promised that within his first 90 days of taking office, he would come up with a plan to better protect the US from hacking. He also had a little bit of a shot at the Democratic Party saying that hackers tried to penetrate Republican defences as well, but that theirs was better and they weren't able to.Now, prior to the meeting he did tweet that he had asked the House and Senate intelligence commith tees to investigate leaks of the reports, so we do have some idea of what might be in it. What do we know?Well, we no he that intelligence agencies became more resolute than ever during the time that they put together this report. So we expect the classified version to set out exactly who the sources are and how they are able to come to such a strong conclusion about this. Intelligence agencies often hedge their bets, but they say they're very certain was Russia. Gone Trump aides were out this morning saying that this was just an attempt to delegitimise his win and that all of this was politically motivated. The Democrats fired back. Vice President Joe Biden told Donald Trump he needed to grow up and that it was dangerous to disparage intelligence officials.Conor, the First Lady Michelle Obama has delivered her final speech at the White House. You were there. What was her message? That's right, Nick. It was very emotional down there for today for Michelle Obama. You could see it was clearly a huge deal for her, signing off. Behind her were a group of school counsellors from all over America and her message was really about hope and about young people, and she spoke of the importance of young people making good decisions and the importance of diversity and that with the right guidance, anyone, from no matter what background can do anything and here is a little bit of what she had to say.And I am so grateful to all of you for your passion and your dedication and all the hard work on behalf of our next generation, and I can think of no better way to end my time as First Lady than celebrating with all of you. So I want to close today by simply saying thank you. Thank you for everything you do for our kids and for our country. Being your First Lady has been the greatest honour of my life, and I hope I've made you proud. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE).SoSo that waa the First Lady giving her last public remarks there, Nick. Her husband Barack Obama will do the same in Chicago, on Tuesday, the place where he famously launched his political career. Tickets for that have been highly sought after and they are going to be given out on a first-come, first-served basis in Chicago tomorrow morning.North America correspondent Conor Duffy there. Four Yemeni inmates have arrived in Saudi Arabia after being freed from Guantanamo Bay prison. The transfer is part of a push to reduce the number of detainees at the controversial detention centre which US President Barack Obama before he leaves office in a fortnight.After more than a decade, behind bars at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, they are free at last.TRANSLATION: All I can say is that animals were getting better treatment than us, especially the early phase when Bush was in charge. When Obama took over, the situation was sort of better, not really better, but sort of.The US released four Yemeni men on Thursday landing at the ri had's International Airport with some relatives waiting, but there are still dozens of detainees left behind. Closing Guantanamo Bay prison was a campaign promise Barack Obama failed to deliver. He blamed partner countries for reluctance to receive the vettered detainees around Conservative US politicians for havrlting his efforts.It is true that I have not been able to close the darn thing because of the Congressional restrictions that have been placed on us.The White House says since taking office, Obama has released 183 detainees, but his press secretary says more releases are imminent.There are likely to be some, and whenever those transfers take place, once they have been completed, we announce them publicly, and that will continue to be our approach through to January 20th.That's when President-elect Donald Trump takes off. Human rights advocates fear for the remaining detainees held at Guantanamo without charge. On Tuesday, Trump tweeted:

President-elect Trump has spoken about ill-treatment and torture as if it was a policy option that's on the table. He has also talked about wanting to add to the population at Guantanamo.That's what human rights advocates say the latest release of detainees is bittersweet - celebrating the news but fear for the future of those who remain behind bars.Returning home now and an impulse purchase is how the Health Minister explaining hr decision to buy a luxury apartment. Sussan Ley bought the apartment on the Gold Coast during a work visit in 2015. The Opposition says she needs to justify the trip or resign. Health Minister Sussan Ley charged taxpayers more than $3,000 for flights for her and her partner to Brisbane last year. During the trip, she gave a news conference and bought a luxury apartment on the Gold Coast. She says the $800,000 purchase was spontaneous. Labor is questioning whether taxpayers should have picked up the tab for the flights. The Shadow Health Minister says more information is needed. It's -- she needs to release her diary as well, to explain what other meetings she had. She said she had stakeholder meetings on the Gold Coast. Well, what were they?Last year a parliamentary committee made recommendations on parliamentary entitlements which were never implemented.Well, 2017 is said to be the year of intelligence things, and if what's on display at the annual CES Show is anything to go by, it certainly will be much. Already the crowd has been wowed by a television so thin, you would almost mistake it for a painting hanging on a wall, and a robot that will fold your clothes. Well for more, we're joined live from Las Vegas by the editor of tech magazine, Seamus Byrne. Thank you for zraging yourself away from living it up in Las Vegas to have a chat to us. What is it that I hear, time to move over flat-scene TVs because we're ready to look at the wall paper?Yes, LG has showed off this amazing TV, 3.85 millimetres thin, and that's when it's on the wall. I love that we are putting fractions of millimetres into these kinds of calculations now, but incredibly thin, also slightly flexible, they have even come up with a new way for it to be attached to the wall, magnetic, to attach to the wall so completely flush and a special cable feeds out to where you plug all your other devices in. Completely incredible. Uses the latest screen technology which is OLED, looking like a magnificent TV. Of course, you will probably need more than 10 grand to buy one, but still really cool seeing the technology hitting that point. Unbelievable to see where people are pushing things, but for those of us who don't actually watch TV but instead prefer to look at a computer screen, we've got a laptop that can give a wide screen experience?Why he, that's right, why have one screen when you can have three screens? It is really cool, it is a prototype, so that means we don't know when it will come up, but we see lots of cool things and hope it comes out one day. In this case, a company Razor, has made a prototype laptop that has not one, but two extra screens that sit out to the sides. The idea is that you will push a button and those extra screens will pop out, very high end for gaming and lots of places where you can have a multiple-screen set-up, so you can have all your things sitting around. Really, really cool idea and just another excellent, shows that PCs and laptops - they are often seen as boring, but people have still got cool ideas in this space.But it's also portable, so that's really enticing. Speaking of porltability, we've got the hover camera passport personal selfie drone - there is a lot going on here, isn't there, Seamus? And I have to say when I was thinking what this might entail, I'm not sure about using this in, say, a crowded area?Well, actually, this one in particular is really well made for that sort of idea. It's funny that drones have often been seen to be - yes, very high speed spinning blades, you don't want to get too close to people. This one is quite tiny and when you hit the button on it - you can be holding in your hand, take your hand away and it starts to hover exactly where it was. If you bump it, it will adjust and stay where it was. It is fully enclosed as well, so those spinning blades are completely covered up, but, yes, this really clever idea to have a little camera that will follow you around, can set it to sit at a certain height, very good for family snaps when you can't actually find the spot to put the camera down and everyone goes to shuffle across somewhere to get in position, so something like this - and it just folds up and could easily fit in a backpack or even a handbag potentially, so a lot of potential for an idea like this.I can imagine that that is going to be huge. Something that will be huge probably in my household will be the next one that I would like to talk about which is lawn droids - someone who with help with the laundry, get the folding happening while you've got better things to do with your time. This could revolutionise household chores?It is actually brilliant - I completely love this one. You throw the clothes into a basket in the bottom of the robot and it's able to pull them out, fold them up nicely and, you know, and then you just pop them on the shelf. You're absolutely right - so many people - a lot of us have given up on ironing in a lot of respects and so the only job we need to deal with folding the clothes, so the idea of having a robot that gets rid of that chore for you is really cool. There have been big crowds of people lining up to watch demonstrations of that particular robot doing its thing. A popular idea. It is quite large so you would have to have a pretty commitment to space require, but space versus time - I think that's a good calculation. And I understand that how the mechanism actually works has been kept under wraps, too. They don't want to let the secret out all together. Something else that has been a huge feature of this expo there at Las Vegas has been a election ah which is Amazon's system that they use. It has been everywhere. Do explain? What is she doing?Amazon has this system alled a election ah, their own speaker system called the Amazon Echo and then released a smaller version again called the Amazon Dot, always listening, it's in your house. You can say, "A election exa, turn on some music. Or turn on some lights." It has become widely popular here in the United States, and here at CES we are seeing a lot of companies announcing products that have integration for Alexa, so if you have the Alexa set-up, you could start it -- tell it to start the dishwasher, or start a load of washing, all kinds of devices around the houses this year, devices are saying, "Alexa, Alexa, a election 15." And inside the US, everyone is seeing that it's dominant in home tech space and voice assistance, but there is room for other companies to get in there and set up a more global standard, but we are a long way behind this is Australia, because we have power standards - completely different plugs, use different power standards. Thriving in the United States, but a very long way to go in Australia to see this stuff start to take off.Good to know what is coming our way eventually, even though we have to wait a little longer.Exactly. Seamus, thank you.Cheers.Now I will note, one of the disadvantages of being a 24-hour news program is that occasionally we do have other things happening around us that encroach on the studio. We do note there has been a bit of noise creeping into the studio this morning. Vrts that's right, it is our producers trying to break out of the control room or thumping hangover in your head. No, no, there are renovations under way, but we will do our best to soldier on.We apologise for the noise. An environmental comeback is leading to the steady return of sea bird the. Prologaeva were heavily mined in the 19th Century.It led to the destruction of the habitat of many of the birds there, but the hard work of conservationists is starting to turn the place around.The Abrolhos Islands are actually an archipelago of 120 islands out there, and they have around 140-odd plant species. This combination of different plants and ecosystems means that they provide a niche for certain animals out there. The Abrolhos Islands are one of the most The Abrolhos Islands are one of the most important bird-breeding sites in the Indian Ocean. Used to have millions of sea birds.If you look down the way, we are sitting on the edge of a colony, probably close to 1,000. This is one of a whole group of sea bird species that were ex-ka pated from Rat Island that were introduced by miners in the late 19th Century. For 68 years we didn't have a single sea bird recorded on Rat Island and we've been monitoring the return of the sea birds to Rat Island since 2003. . We have been marking birds and trying to understand how the colony develops, where laying started and what controls the breeding of the birds which is quite interesting because they move around a lot to different places.Everywhere that people go, we have an impact, so fixing those impacts is really worthwhile in the long term and preventing it from getting worse, so some of the simple stuff, from removing weeds out there, that can have a very long-term effect.Yes, ice plantings have complete lid covered this area and that's a problem for burrowing sea birds, because it's blocking the visual cues that the sea birds need so that they can then burrow into the area. We are getting rid of the ice plants and putting down weed-suppressing matting so that the weeds don't come back.The history of the wallabies on North Island is - they were actually introduced a while ago. It is believed they were brought here from some of the other Abrolhos Islands, and since their arrival, their numbers have exploded. At one stage I believe there were over 1,000 wallabies.The wallabies have the impact of eating all the seeds on all plants, so then you don't get the natural regeneration through that, no recruitment, so we set the fence up to keep the wallabies out, and there is a distinct difference inside the fence to outside the fence of plant health, plant growth.Pigeon Island is one of the islands. It is hielgly settled by fishermen and lobster shacks. It is pretty empty at the moment, no people around, and it does have a healthy population of reptiles. Supposed to be 7 species on this island, with I is pretty good for a small island.Abrolhos Islands has been isolated from the mainland for about 5,000 years and has developed a unique assemblage of fauna out there and it is important that we all work together to protect those unique species of the islands.

Let's take a look at the satellite. A monsoon low and trough are generating heavy rain, storms and strong winds in the north and north-east tropics the weaker troughs are drawing hot winds across western New South Wales, northern Victoria, SA and Central Australia. A front is bringing strong winds and showers to south-west WA. Looking

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around the country: The top stories from ABC News - a man is in custody in the US State of Florida after a shooting at an airport that has left at least 5 people dead. 8 others were injured in the incident which took place in a baggage claim area in the Fort Lauderdale Airport north of Miami. Hundreds of people have been evacuated on the tarmac. Donald Trump has dismissed the controversy over the alleged Russian hacking of emails, describing the scandal as a political witch-hunt. Intelligence officials held a briefing and Donald Trump said there was no effect on the outcome of the legs. Labor is dauling for tighter rules on parliamentary entitlements amid a row over Sussan Ley's purchase of a Gold Coast property while on a taxpayer-funded trip. Ms Ley's office says the purchase wasn't planned or anticipated and that all travel was in accordance with rules. Labor MP Don Farrell says entitlements should be clearer. The A-League, interim coach Michael Valkanis claims his first victory in Melbourne.Well, a gunman opened fire at the Fort Lauderdale Airport, killing 5 people and wounding 8, before being taken into custody. The attack spread panic and sent passengers streaming from the airport.There are no details on a motive for the shooting. The airport has suspended operations. Florida police gave this update.When we apprehended, the subject was arrested without incident.REPORTER: Any motive?NoREPORTER: Does it appear that the shooter was waiting for someone to arrive into the baggage area and then ambush them? We are at the very beginning of the investigative stages, that's what this is about. At this point, the lead on the investigation is with the Sheriff's Office. If we do uncover that this was related to terrorist activities, then the FBI will have complete incident command of this and we will be assisting the FBI with the investigation.Well, with a new year comes a new proposal from the Government on how to address housing affordability. Treasurer Scott Morrison is reportedly considering schemes that have been successful overseas but will unlock private investment that will help ease the burden on affordable rent -- rental affordability. Good morning to you. Happy new year as well.Thank you, good morning to you both.2017 and let's just dive into that big question that has been hanging over our heads - housing affordability. Exactly.We've got a plan?We do. Well, it's interesting. Obviously last year Labor put forward its proposal to removing negative gearing to some extent, opening up affordability. The Coalition goo of the is obviously not a fan of that proposal, very wedded to that tax incentive remaining where it is, but today Scott Morrison has announced he is considering at looking at opening up did shall how could we invent advise more private investment into accommodation designed to be rented. Currently 30% of Australians rent and buying is out of the picture for a lot of people and the request he is how do we make rental properties successful. In the UK they have had quite a successful rent-to-, build-to-rent project, specifically designed to be affordable rental accommodation and Scott Morrison is heading over there and it is reported that he is considering looking at a scheme like that. In Australia we have had the national rental affordability scheme, but as Scott Morrison, the minister, has pointed out, it has been so mired in bureaucracy, that there hasn't actually been any scale achieve, so basically every unit that has been built has cost the same amount of money, and so he it hasn't actually unlocked any scale to make the investment attractive, and so he is looking at possibly copying what the UK have done, to see if we can extend the program here in a cost effective way.Georgie, is part of the issue here, too, it seems that all of the ones on the current scheme have gone into units and there is not the variety of housing that you might need with families with growing kids and the like?Yes, and it is a really good point because obviously with housing, there are so many factors about what individuals need, what families need, and in the initial discussion that has been had, that hasn't been addressed in terms of how a variety of dwellings would be designed but I would imagine or I would hope - well, you would hope - that in the planning phase, that that would be taken into consideration and that it won't just be units.And you imagine as well there are people who are reluctant to give up on that dream of owning their own home, so perhaps a scheme like you say has existed in the UK where people rent to buyYes. Perhaps that's something that might fill that gap?It would, and think about it logically, if rent is more affordable, then you have to hope there is more scope for individuals and families to save more money to work towards that ownership goal, if that's possible, but I also - I do think that there is - the way the price is, particularly in capital cities like Sydney, for example, it is extremely expensive, and it possibly isn't going to be attainable for every person. I mean, that's my view. Breaches that great Australian dream, but I do think it's probably something we need to consider.It is a burning question, isn't it?Mmm.Another burning question we have for young people: Yes, something that sends a chill up the spine of every parent and I believe the Daily Telegraph has a story on this today, bullying?Yes, they do, and the interviews that they have conducted with a group of young teenagers will certainly send a chill down your spine, whether you are a parent or not. As it currently stands, one in 10 Australian women under the age of 30 has been exposed to revenge porn, basically having their images misused, sent to different people. Some of the girls interviewed are talking about boys at school sending around photos of their girlfriend naked when they've broken up. We are talking about 13, 14-year-olds.That was the incredible thing - the age of the kids is so young?Yes, and it is troubling because it is so riff. We know how dependent we are on our smart phones, and because they are cameras, you've got the photo there, the social media connection, SnapChat, Facebook, there are so many ways that people can share images, and so the Government is actually looking at - it's looking at doing some research in this area to see how it can better protect women and boys from online bullying, but also how they can proceed with enforcing rules and what the punishments are, because it is a really grey area, stidge, and the other complicating factor here is - the people we are talking about, they are minors, and it is problematic on so many different levels, so it will be interesting to see what comes out of this research project.Incredibly important work to be done there. Now let's also have a look at an issue - I didn't realise and having a look at this article this morning, we are actually faced with an oversupply of doctors coming into the country. That's not a situation that many of us would have been aware of, I don't think?Well, it's not so much - it's not so much that there is an oversupply currently of overseas-trained doctors, but in the very near future, because of a few years ago, there being a feared shortage of doctors to cover Australia, universities have opened up more placements, new universities set up new medical degrees, and so we are now in the situation where in 2018, next year, there is going to be an estimated 570 students, medical students who won't have a training position to go to in a hospital, and in the next year that will go up to a thousand, and when you think about the resources that, as a country we spend on educating these people, but also as them as individuals, if they are committing to a medical degree which is 6 years and at the end of that there is not even a position for them in a public hospital for them to train, let alone specialise, that is quite problematic, and the issue then and what is being discussed in the papers today is: Is it time to reduce the number of skilled visas given to particular specialties where we need to be able to train doctors ourselves if we want that?I go es that's an interesting point, because a lot of us might consider an oversupply of doctors is a problem for doctors, and not necessarily patients, but what you're saying is they've got nowhere to go once they do their degrees, that's right is that right?Yes, and there is no way you can look at that situation and think that anyone is getting a very good outcome from that. Because generally these are talented, driven individuals and you want to utilise them effectively and if they've done six years of study to work as doctors. It is tricky because of the way Australia is geographically, a lot of doctors wanting to work in the city areas and less working in the rural areas, and that's where the overseas doctors have been used to fill positions. One of the doctors there works in a small area in Tasmania, where they had really struggled to get doctors, and since he has arrived, they've made a concerted effort to get medical students there quite young and nurture them and create relationships which encourage them to come back there when they are finish and set up their practice, and so that is a complicating factor that there there might be an oversupply of doctors, but it is in certain areas and in rural areas and regional areas, doctors are needed, so a complicated puzzle that needs to be solved. Hopefully a solution at the end of that.Yes.Georgie Dent, we have to leave it there, but thank you so much for taking us through the paper this morning.My plesh sure.2016 was the year that saw big leaps in the tech world with developers promising inknow va tiff advances and cutting-edge developments, but in some cases customers were underwhelmed and in some cases furious.Well, we took a look at some of the products that had people's blood boiling.This week on Down load, the show, both of our panellists are from gizmo toe, a technology blog. Campbell Simpson, the editor, welcome. Rae Johnson welcome back. Mark fennel is my name. But we are wrapping up the year in technology, but I don't know how to sell into this, what was the biggest meh of 2016, something that came with a lot of promise and when it finally arrived you were like, "Mehh." ?The thing that pops out for me as certified nerd and you will probably share this meh with me is that the huge build-up of Apple's new Mack Book Pro - the tool of choice of "professionals" and uni students everywhere...Graphic designers.Of course, has been a long time coming and the massive reveal is that it is a beautiful laptop and it has a second touch screen.That you can play Doom in. It's great. Don't get me wrong. Relevant Pa of the reason why people didn't like it was that on the traditional Mack Pro, you had a ray ofdondon an array of ports on the side, and Apple in their overarching design to make everything simple and clean, they stripped all that out and suddenly you were left out in the cold and there was a huge reaction from people who do use Mack Books to create things going well. You've left us out in the cold here. Apple does have a bit of form with this. They went from one of the best video editing programs in the world to basically turning into a glorified eye movie in the last iteration of it. Are they moving away from services people who make things for a living?In the same way that Final Cut, for everyone, the Mack Book Pro is now the laptop for everyone. The port thing is interesting because technically what they've done is technically a feat because you can charge it through every single one of the four ports, you can connect ridiculously fast external storage, if you have a video editor, it's really important to you. These are really good things but you need to spend even more money to get bits and pieces to make that happen.Nick on Facebook would like to nominate iPhone 7 without a head phone jack as a meh?It was met tri-meh, biff' got really nice headphones but I will lose that adaptor.When was the last time you saw yours?Did you steal mine?I've lost it.No shame. Abrage would also like to nominate the game No Man Sky.Yes.To set tup, it was a game that arrive with so much hype, an unending world.Huge promises.It was the subject - it was a crowdfunding exercise originally? Yes, and it was picked up and released and published by Sony who, it has been revealed through the course of this, may have rushed the release a little and you've got Sean Murray the developer left - I mean the Mitt Romney that was being used was that scene in the Simpsons where the guy who swindled everyone out of their money is like flying away and the pieces of this helicopter thing fall off and he has just got bags of money underneath it.It is a bit harsh, though. The guy did build a game.It is a bit harsh.No small undertaking. I can't do it.Don't put yourself down.I haven't tried, but I can't do TThis is what happens when something is super hype. You have the promise of never-ending, continual open worlding, all this procedural generation which is hilarious, by the way.Just explain that for people, procedural generation.Yes. The idea is that you could go to constantly different worlds and it would create the new worlds so that each was different, and it was literally the opening lines of 'Star Trek', boldly going where no-one had gone before because the computer just created itAnd in the prerelease trailers, majestic dinosaurs roaming around planets, and then we are seeing things that look like a rejected lab experiment. And that's kind of the problem that most people had with the game, Rights? The game trailer they saw was so polished.Ball.In hindsight very carefully put together, and the reality is that it is just a rock. Why are people ever surprised like when a problem mow looks better than the product does? Like, that's how it works.Yes.I'm learning a lot right now.Yes.The problem is we are living in an age where people will preorder games and they will preorder products and they expect that game and product to be what they have been promised and there have been people taking this game to Fair Trading. I think they held the records of refunds on Steam for this game. It only has actually been cleared by - which advertising board.The UK one.Yes, the US board saying, "No, this wasn't false advertising." It got that far.And that's what we have time for in this teeny, tiny chunk of Download, however, it is a podcast and all you need to do now is find your phone, search download this show, hit "subscribe" and I will be there in all of my high-pitched nasal glory. Do it now. Thanks, guys.As only you can, Mark. Here is a picture for you, Nick. Some call it synchronised swimming on land. Mmm mm. Others say it is a combination of ballet and jazz. The sport is named at physical culture, also known as fhizzy.It is in its 115th year but and attracting new recruits. Young dancers are on the march.Fiscal culture, we call it fhis y is a fusion of dance and sport.Five different things so girls learn five different things, and they have to be master of all of them.What I like about Fhis y is that I get to block around.I like that can you get out of sitting around on your devices and you can go out and stretch and have fun with your friends.These young girls are part of a dance tradition that has been going on in Australia for 125 years.Shake it! Good job!More than a century on, it's undergoing a revival. .The main reason for the growth that we've experienced which is phenomenal - it's 30% in # years - has got to be mainly attributable to social media.Bye. Seeia!But Fhis y is not just a child's hobby. This is serious business.You don't continue to do a sport from when you're 5 years old to - I'm 25 now and girls in my class are in their 30s, and you don't do that unless you absolutely love it and there is a good bunch of girls to come to close.These girls might be friends but are also competitors with the same goal, to be crowned Grand Champion GirlalOur whole team made it through to top house which is amazing, and at least three are in Grand because we are all challenging this year, so it's just super exciting.Yes, I think we are all feeling a bit sore. Have been practising all year and it gets a bit busy, October, November, and wanting to practise a couple of times a week in class and do a few extra things at home. I don't know but, but my back is a bit sore.Yes. Is everyone comfortable with their numbers?Tomorrow is the big national final and today is the rehearsal at the Opera House, make sure it all fits on the stage, have a bit of a run-through.It's 24 hours before the National Phis y Championships and hundreds of young women have arrived at the Sydney Opera House from across Australia.A bit too big?No.I'm about to get my hair done and I will be wearing a hair piece that will give my ponytail a bit more volume.How much hairspray do you think you would use in one day?Generally one can. There There are so much things I love about Phis y. Tonight is the pinnacle of the year, but it's not what it's all about. If that's what you were working towards only, I think you would be disappointed. Starting to feel a bit nervous. We've worked hard for this all year and you just want to go out there and do your very best.

.Congratulations!How did you go? Good.I made a mistake at the end of the warm-up, I went the wrong way. Really?So weird.Oh, well.And the 2016 Grand Champion girl is No. 38. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) At the end of the night, Grand Champion Girl is invited to give a speech.This is amazing. This is everything I've dreamed of since I was a little girl, so... (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE).It's something I will do forever until I'm an old lady with the same group of girls. It is amazing.Despite not winning, Emma and Phoebe have no plans to ever stop Phys ie.It was really fun. All over now. So good to be out there in the spotlight, and I don't know, such a special feeling, I think, a lot of girls dream of that moment, so it is such a privilege to be out there.Yes.You can't be disappointed in not winning Grand and I'm really happy with my performance, so we'll keep going. Yes. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) Looks like good fun.It does look like fun, and it's also - well, I go es we can segue to sport, it is a form of sport.It is.Does it qualify?Oh, definitely. They are doing things I can only dream of, so definitely sport.Speaking of things we couldn't dream of, what about Pakistan, what are their dreams like at This Morning point?Yes, they are daring to dream today at the SCG. If they are to pull off a win or a draw, it would be quite miraculous for them. Australia is in a very strong position heading into Day 5. They still do need 9 wickets so equation is quite simple for Pakistan, if they can bat throughout the day, they will steer a draw and avoid a series clean sweep which is not what they want at all. They did lose a wicket late last night, a great catch to David Warner and that was after the Aussie opener belted the second fastest test half-century in history as well. Brought up his 50 off only 23 balls to give Australia a commanding lead. Pakistan still need 410 runs to pull off what would be a very unlikely win. If they are to get anywhere near that, though, they need to show the kind of resistance that was on display in the First test, that day-nighter, up in Brisbane at the Gabba, and they also need to take a bit of a page from Younis Khan's book. Now, the Pakistan veteran has been the only ray of light really for Pakistan in this Sydney test match. He was unstoppable yesterday, well over 150 runs and he finished unbeaten. He just lost all of his partners. Heading into this series it was raised whether or not he would retire following it. He still have a few goals that he wants to tick off, though, the great Pakistani batsman.I'm nearing to 10,000 runs and it would be a big achievement as a Pakistani because there is not - if you see that lately - no Pakistani who achieved 10,000 runs, so this is my vision. They will remember me like, "He is a fighter and played for his country and for his teammates."Younis Khan there, guys, who is widely acknowledged as one of the best men you will ever see on the cricket pitch, definitely one of the gentlemen r in the gentleman's game The shorter form of the game, Big Bash, continues to grow in stature and last night was a win for the Adelaide Strikers. They were thrashed by their opponents here 4 days ago, the Hobart Hurricanes by 8 wickets and they needed to make amends quickly, and this man here, Ben Dunk, belted 49 -- 89 off 49 balls, absolutely massive. Chased down with 10 balls to spare and his name is being tossed around for national duties because after this test series with Pakistan, we then head into all the shorter forms of the game, so he we have 1-day internationals and T20 international series coming up - a lot of them, too, so if he can continue that kind of form, he may very well be there. Georgie, let's take a look at the soccer. One match, one win for the new Melbourne City coach?Yes, not a bad strike rate so far, guys. This is Michael Valkanis, he took out this match up against the Western Sydney Wanderers last night. The Wanderers wanted anything but a draw, really. Unfortunately it was a loss for them, 8 draw this season, a loss last night, and they have been winless for the past 5 weeks. This was the great goal and the only score of the Ma much in the end, came in the 19th minute and the Wanderers, a bit unlikely because you thought that the flood gates might open up because the Wanderers were reduced to 10 men. After only half an hour, this elbow here, wasn't too much in it, but as soon as you raise your arm anywhere near an opponent's head, not looking good for you, so not the best GAM, but Melbourne City and their new interim coach, they are happy with it.This is part of what I do enjoy, tennis - it's back on the calendar, but mixed results for the tennis greats who we've got coming out? .Yes, you're not alone, MiM, with the people on the comeback trail, Rafael Nadal, he is out of the Brisbane International, returning from a wrist injury, but he did go down to the top seed, Milos Raonic, so if you are going to go down to anyone, likely that it be him Unfortunate for Garbine Muguruza from the same tournament, had to withdraw from the semifinals with a thigh injury. She doesn't think at the moment, though t will impact her Australian Open campaign.Plenty to keep an eye on there. Thank you.Thanks, guys. Coming up on Weekend Breakfast...We will be joined live in the studio Tim Harcourt to discuss the possible economic impact Donald Trump's presidency will have and the possible trade This program is not captioned.

Good morning and welcome back to Weekend Breakfast. I'm Miriam Corowa.And I'm Nick Harmsen. Making news this morning - 5 people shot dead, 8 others rushed to hospital after a gunman opens fire at an airport in Florida.

Also ahead - America's top intelligence officials brief President-elect Donald Trump on Russian hacking claims. .Calls for tighter rules on parliamentary entitlements amid calls for the Health Minister to be sacked.And Melbourne City's new coach off to the perfect start with a win over the Western Sydney Wanderers. COMMENTATOR: And Michael Valkanis, the interim coach, gets 3 points in his first game in charge.

Hello. Thank you for joining us. It is Saturday, 7th January.It is, Miriam, and also coming up today on Weekend Breakfast - once I get my words out - a vast iceberg is expected to be one of the biggest ever recorded with an area almost the size of the US State of Delaware, or the Caribbean island State of Trinidad and Tobago. It is paused to break off Antarctica.A deep, long-running track suddenly expanded in December, growing by 18km. In around two weeks, scientists believe that within months this will create a huge iceberg, covering 5,000 square kilometres.We'll look at how the iceberg could fundamentally change the landscape of the Antarctic Peninsula later in the program.And you do have to wonder where that iceberg will be headed.That's right.(Laughs? . (It will clear quite a path.Fairly sizable and what happens when it eventually floats away and presumably melts somewhere.Yes, presumably. Lots of questions to be answered there. We will take a look at that later many Indeed many Taking a look at the weather in the capitals:

To our top stories this morning - at least 5 people have been killed in the United States and 8 others injured after a gunman opened fire at an airport in the US State of Florida. Officials have confirmed that the shooter, who is now in custody, acted alone in the attack at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport. Hundreds of passengers were evacuated onto the tarmac when the shooter opened fire in the baggage claim area. All flights in and out of the airport have been suspended. He was apprehended by the deputy and he was taken into custody without incident. The gunman is in custody. He is being interviewed by a tam of FBI ats and Broward deputies and when we establish motive and the investigation continues and we find out what the motive is, then myself and the Director of the FBI will make the decision on who takes the lead on the continuing investigation.Donald Trump has again rejected claims of Russian interference in the US presidential election. Following a briefing by intelligence chiefs in New York. In a statement, the President-elect said there was absolutely no effect on the outcome of the election. Before the briefing, he dismissed the controversy as a political witch-hunt. Mr Trump has also suggested that the findings were an effort to delegitimise his victory. An unclassified version of the report is expected to be released later today.Michelle Obama has praised diversity and the importance of education at her final formal event as First Lady of the United Statesal With two weeks left in the White House, Mrs Obama said in an emotional speech that being First Lady was the greatest honour of her life and she invoked her husband's 2008 campaign message, urging young people to lead by example with hope, never fear.I want our young people to know that they matter, that they belong. So don't be afraid. Do you hear me, young people, don't be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered. Empower yourselves with a good education. Then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your boundless promise. Lead by example with hope, never fear. Russia will scale down its military forces in Syria, starting with the withdrawal of its aircraft carrier group. The Russian armed forces Chief of Staff says the aircraft carrier, The Admiral and several warships will be the first to leave. Last month Russian President Vladimir Putin said the country's military presence in Syria would be downsized as he announced a ceasefire deal between the Syrian Government and opposition groups. UUN says the Turkey-brokered truce is largely holding, though there have been reports of violations.At leevl 33 inmates have been killed in a prison uprising in Brazil. Details about the uprising in the pen tension are I are unclear. It comes a days after 50 inmates were slaughtered in a nearby state in the counsel interest as worst prison massacre in more than two decades. Experts had predicted more violence where members of one gang butchered inmates from a rival group.A Swiss court has rejected a lawsuit against football's governing body FIFA over the Qatar World Cup. Several trade unions argued FIFA acted wrongfully by choosing Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup. They claim soccer's governing body should have insisted the country change its labour laws. But the commercial Kurt of Zurich overnight ruled that parts of the case were too vague and rejected some of the formal legal arguments. The Federal Opposition has call for the Health Minister to resign if she can't explain why she purchased a profit on a taxpayer-funded interest into Queensland. Sussan Ley claimed nearly $1500 from the taxpayers for a trip to Brisbane in 20156789 She held a media conference in the morning, then electoraled to the Gold Coast where she bought a luxury apartment. A spokeswoman says the $800,000 purchase was not planned or anticipated, and that she was on the Gold Coast to meet stakeholders.The weather bureau warns there will be a high fire risk in South Australia today as scorching heat combines with lightning and high winds. The Country Fire Service has issued total fire bans for most of the State, as temperatures are expected to reach above 40 did he agrees. Melbourne is also expecting a scorcher with a predicted high of 37 degrees.And a Brisbane man has woken to find a snake sliding across his neck in bed this week and has had another encounter with the same snake. Max Mason was bitten by a carpet python at his Ascot home only two days ago and says the same offender turned up again last night. The 79-year-old says he woke to find it gliding over him towards his wife. Veteran snake catcher David far month came to collect the unwelcomed house guest again and this time will relocate it further away. We should mention as well, you might be picking up some aud youse noise.That's right, not a snake in the desk.That's right, one of the pitfalls of a 24-hour news studio is that life does go on around us and we've got renovations happening, so we do apologise

Georgie tunny,Yes, one of the greatest turnarounds we will see in a short period of time, if they can pull it off, lots of wickets needed. Australia's new-look test team is within a series clean swoo ep at the SCG today. The hosts need 9 more wickets on Day 5 to complete a dramatic turnaround of form. Standing in their way, though, is a Pakistan batting line-up keen to produce the resistance that they originally produced at the Gabba on a pitch perfect for batting. Australia will resume at 1/55 with Azhar Ali and nightwatchman a Shah at the crease snooftThe wicket is still pretty flat, but I this I there should be enough there to create normal chances, whether it's reverse swing or spin, so it's still a pretty good wicket, but there is a little bit in there.Strikers opener Ben Dunk has again impressed with the bat to steer Adelaide with a 6-wicket win over Hobart in the BBL. Just 4 days after an 8-wicket thrashing at the hands of the Hurricanes, the home side recovered to chase down the 161-run target w 10 balls to spare. Dunk again among the runs. His unbeaten knock of 79 came off only 49 balls. Melbourne City interim coach Michael Valkanis has had a winning start to his tenure. A wonder goal sunk the 10-man Wanderers in Melbourne. The 1-0 loss extends Western Sydney's winless streak now to 5 weeks. And Rafael Nadal is out of the Brisbane International. The former world No. 1 went down in three sets to defending champ and top seed Milos Raonic, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. Meanwhile, French Open winner Garbine Muguruza denies she is in doubt for the Australian Open, despite retiring from her semifinal against Cornet with a thigh injury. Nick and Miriam, good news for Roger Federer fans as well. Last night he was able to win his singles tie in the Hopman Cup for Switzerland against Richard Gasquet. He was looking pretty good as well, the old Swiss Master, but what was devastating news for some of his fans, too, at the end of the match it was billed that possibly the last time Perth fans would get to see him play and he didn't really deny that, actually, which isn't good. The veteran and one of theal-time greatest tennis players we have ever seen says he only has a little bit of tennis left in him.We better make the most of him.But for me, he could continue to play forever.I think Perth is happy to see the end of his bongo-playing? Yes, you're right, Nick, his skills are better on court.We will enjoy that while we can. Thank you, Georgie. Thanks for your company here on Weekend Breakfast. Still to come - we take you live to Fort Lauderdale in the US for the very latest on the shooting there. We are expecting a news conference shortly. Also ahead, Falls Festival is making its debut you in Western Australia this weekend. We will show you what's in store.And the potential economic impact Donald Trump's presidency will have on Australia and the possible US-China trade war. Well, 5 people are dead and 8 wounded after a man opened fire at the baggage claim area of the Fort Lauderdale Airport in the US State of Florida.Authorities have not revealed the identity of the gunman, but say he is unarmed and in police custody.Shortly before 1:00pm today, we had an active shooter inside Terminal 2, the lower level, by Baggage. The active shooter shot at least 13 people. 8 people, as I know right now, are in area hospitals being treated. I don't know the degree of their injuries. 5 people have succumbed to their wounds and tragically are dead. We are not releasing any information on any of the victims until we identify them, which is going to take some time, and we are able to respectfully notify the next of kin first. We have the shooter in custody. He is unharmed. No law enforcement fired any shots. The subject is being interviewed by a team of FBI agents and Browar sheriff Office homicide detectives. At this time there has been no shooting at any place else Wu in the down stairs of Terminal 2. No confirmation of any shooting. As a matter of fact, at this point as I speak, the only gunshots that have been fired during this horrific incident have been down tear stairs in Terminal 2.Obviously these are the kinds of events that we see all too often here in the United States and our thoughts and prayers right now are with those potentially affected and surely with those in Florida who are put being themselves in harm's way to try to protect innocent people.Donald Trump has dismissed the controversy over Russia's alleged hacking of Democratic Party emails describing the scandal as a political witch-hunt.Donald Trump said there was absolutely no effect on the outcome of the election. North America correspondent Conor Duffy has the details.Intelligence agencies had accused Donald Trump and his advisers of disparagement and lowering confidence in them and he said this whole thing was a political witch-hunt in which to delegitimise his victory. So he that was the setting for the meeting and coming out of that, Donald Trump hasn't said much about what the evidence was, whether he was swayed by it, he spoke in very general trms that the United States has faced hacking threats from a number of countries, and he promised that within the first 90 days of taking office, he would come up with a better plan to protect the US from hacking. He also had a shot at the Democratic Party saying that hackers had tried to penetrate Republican's as well, but theirs were better and they weren't able to.Prior to the meeting, he did tweet that he asked the Senate intelligence committee to leak some of the report. So we do know what some of it is in it. What do we know?During the time that they put together this report, we expect the classified version to set out exactly who the sources are and how they were able to come to such a strong conclusion about this. Intelligence agencies often hedge their bets, but they have said that they are very certain that it was Russia. Again Trump aides were out this morning saying that this was just an attempt to delegitimise his win and that all of this was politically motivated. The Democrats fired back. Vice President Joe Biden told Donald Trump he needed to grow up and that it was dangerous to disparage intelligence officials. And Conor, the First Lady, Michelle Obama, has delivered her final speech at the White House. You were there. What was her message?That's right, Nick. It was very emotional down there for -- down there today for Michelle Obama. You could see it was clearly a huge deal for her, signing off. Behind her were a group of school counsellors from all over America, and her message really was about hope and about young people, and she spoke of the importance of young people making good decisions and the importance of diversity, and that with the right guidance, anyone from no matter what background could do anything, and here is a little bit of what she had to say.And I am so grateful to all of you for your passion and your dedication, and all the hard work on behalf of our next generation, and I can think of no better way to end my time as First Lady, than celebrating with all of you. So I want to close today by simply saying thank you. Thank you for everything you do for our kids and for our country. Being your First Lady has been the greatest honour of my life, and I hope I've made you proud.Thank you! (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) SoSo that was the First Lady giving her last public remarks there, Nick. Her husband, the President Barack Obama will do the same in Chicago on Tuesday, the place where he famously launched his political career. Tickets for that have been highly sought after and they are going to be given out on a first-come, first-served basis in Chicago tomorrow morning.Staying in the US and fears of a trade war between the United States and China are on the rise. During the presidential election campaign, Donald Trump pledged to slap a 45% tariff on Chinese imports. Now, just a fortnight from his presidency, the Chinese currency is heading towards a new low against the US dollar.And economists believe the Chinese authorities are increasingly worried that will give the new US President just the excuse he needs to shape up for a fight. So what would a fight between the two biggest of our trading partners mean for Australia? Well, we're joined now by economist Tim Harcourt. Good morning to you. Good morning.We've had a lot of people keeping an eye to the future, two weeks into the future, of course, and what will Donald Trump do with his presidency once he is inaugurated. But one of the things he has alluded to is trade tariffs, particularly China. Fmpblingts he was to follow through, are there any impediments to him to actually do that?Well, there are in a sense because when you think of how trade policy is formed in the United States, it is actually Congress that decides trade law and they give the President fast-track authority. So it would depend on Congress, with I is Republican, but it's probably not as protectionist as, say, Trump would have been in the campaign, so he it will depend predominantly on what Congress decides and whether it gives Trump the author to make a free trade agreement or rip one up. He has to get Congressional approval.We have to interrupt just briefly, because we know in Florida, we will go their now.Five individuals have lost their lives, still have people fighting for their lives in hospital Whoever is responsible will be held accountable to the full extent of the laugh Let me repeat this: The State of Florida will not tolerate evil acts vlts Whorf is responsible will be held accountable to the full extent of the law. I heard about this when I was in Fort my. I immediately came over here, got here about 1.45. I've stayed in contact with the sheriff's Office. Sheriff Israel has done an outstanding job. Everybody involved has done an outstanding job. There has been complete cooperation between the airport department, sheriff's department, federal agencies - everybody has worked together. I reached out across the State, I acknowledged the National Guard if there is any need, but also sheriffs across the State, to make sure whatever resources they need, the State was available to provide those resources. My heart goes out to every family impacted. The families that lost their loved ones and the families and individuals that have loved ones still in hospital fighting for their life. You can't imagine how this could happen to any family, anywhere in the world, but clearly we don't ever want this to happen in our great State. I have reached out to President-elect Trump and spoken to him and Vice President-elect Pence multiple times, to keep them informed, and they told me whatever resources that we need from the Federal Government, they will do everything in their power to make that happen. My number one priority right here in Florida is to keep everybody safe. Everybody that lives in our State, everybody that travels to our State, we will do everything we can to keep them safe many As you know, this is an ongoing investigation. There is a lot of information that law enforcement will put out at the time that they can put that out, and they will do that as quickly as they can, but I can tell you that everybody is working hard to find out exactly what happened and to hold whoever did this accountable. I don't ever want this to happen again, to any family, anywhere in the world, but clearly never again in our great State the I will glad to answer any questions that anybody has. REPORTER: How did you get here?How did I get here?Yes, with the airportI flew in through the executive airport.(Inaudible question) for the greater situation here?I don't believe so I came here as quickly as I could, to stay informed, make sure that whatever resources the State needs to provide, I made sure that the sheriff knew that and the airport knew that, but on top of that, I did that for airports and sheriff departments across the State. On top of that talking to the National Guard to make sure they are ready. REPORTER: What information do you have on the gunman?This is an ongoing investigation. All of that information will be released through the sheriff's department at the appropriate time.REPORTER: The status of those injured, can you tell us (inaudible)We don't have details right now, but they will be released at the appropriate time. Right now the biggest thing to do is pray for them. We went through Pulse. The biggest thing is the individuals ended up in the hospital. Pray that every one of them survives.REPORTER: (Inud able question)I have not talked to President Obama.REPORTER: Has he reached out to you?No, President Obama has not reached o out to me, but I spoke to Vice President-elect Pence and President-elect Trump quite a few times to keep them informed.REPORTER: Did you reach out to Obama in?I have not. REPORTER: (Inaudible question snchl This (is an ongoing investigation. The sheriff's department will release information as soon as they can.REPORTER: Did President-elect Trump reach out to you or..I reached o out to Vice President-elect Pence.REPORTER: Would be it appropriate for the resources?I have a personal relationship with Vice President Pence and President-elect Trump and I reached out.Any other questions REPORTER: Should there been a ban on weapons?Look, this is horrible what happened here. It is not the time to be political. It is a time to mourn those who lost their live, finish the investigation and pray for those who are still fighting for their live theREPORTER: Should you do something as far as firearms again. This is yet another incident, a shooting on a large scale. You obviously have ambitions to run for Senate. Do you think this is something that should happen in the State and both nationally?Just remember, this is a senseless act of evil, we are going to hold whoever did this accountable. It is not a time for politics vrlts We have an active investigation. We need to finish the investigation, mourn those who lost their live and pray for those who are fighting for their lives. Thanks, everyone.Let's leave that press conference live from Florida, with the Governor of Florida, Rick Scott, after the shooting at the airport at Fort Lauderdale. 5 people dead and several injured. Miriam, quite a shocking event thereYes.And we saw some interesting developments with the governor speaking to President-elect Trump and his Vice President.Yes, a lot of questions being directed in that area.Indeed, but not to President Obama.No.And that's a topic we are touching on with our guest in the studio.Yes, what we are to expect with President-elect Trump and in terms of trade, there have been words say about possibly raising tariffs particularly China so it will be interesting to see what will be happening there.Tim Harcourt, our studio guest, economist. Can you take us through, a trade war with China, is it possible? What would it entail? What would it mean for consumers in the US and indeed for us here in Australia?Well, let's hope it won't be trade policy via Tweet, which it has been with President-elect Trump so far. The interesting thing is if he does target China, there is likely to be retaliation. He is not the first President to target China, President Obama, his Treasury scekt Timny giener in accused the Chinese of manipulating their currency. President George W. Bush put tariffs on ties from China and so on, so it wompbt be the first time. The question for Australia will be will our come cop plement tarty with China mean we can avoid any adverse effect of a trade war? And could America be unreliable under President Trump and they look to Australia as a reliable, secure trading partner, and for that matter, Japan, Korea might think the same thing, so it could be good for Australia, but no-one wants to risk a trade war in the global economy. What dos it mean if we are seeing signs of the currency being manipulated in China? Are we able to determine that that is case? And if it is the case, does that mean that it brings down the cost of Chinese imports across the board, so even Australia will be affected by that? That's always been the accusation, particularly as China was the workshop of the world, a nation of shippers, it now wants to be a nation of shoppers and be more domestically focused rather than just exports When it was export-orientate, trying to develop, it did keep its currency low. As it billions more of a market economy, they will adjust, but the thing about China is they don't want America to tell them to revalue their own currency did shall they will do it on their terms. Well, if Obama or Trump tells them to manipulate their currency, they are less likely to take action.And the negotiation of the trade deal, it now looks like that will fall over. If the US turns more protectionist, goes this way with China, is there a chance that other economies might follow?In Peru, at APEC, the 11 out of the 12 members said they are still very much committed to open trade and globalisation. What I think might happen is Trump might use morals was ion rather than trar riffs to get his agenda through We've seen in tweet that, hey, Ford will have jobs in Michigan, they won't build a plant in Mexico, isn't that a great thing? I will look after Ford." And more recently he has had a go at Toyota for building a plant in Mexico. Now, the difference between Australia and America, we saw our government, Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey goading Ford and GM to leave, while Trump is goading them to stay. And it might be that if the American economy, you know, continues to grow jobs and recover, under Janet Yellen's stewardship of the Federal Reserve, and we see the American economy recover, all Trump needs to do is keep a few plants in Michigan and in the Midwest, and surf the wave of job growth, and he can probably say he has delivered without having to impose tariffs on China.There is plenty of American manufacturers who have big presence in China.Sure. The Apples, the drug manufacturers, others all have factories in China theSure.What do you think they will be making of appoints that Donald Trump has made, I guess you could call them anti-China or strong - certainly appointments that have taken strong positions against China?Yes, a couple of key appointments he has made, that have particularly got a record in academia and public policy being anti-China. I mean, also Bill Clinton did the same thing with Laura Dan dray-Tyson who was anti-Japan. Who is bashing whom was her mantra. Traditionally, very anti-China or anti-Japan, but in practice, the world is pretty pragmatic and they have to come to accommodation, but I imagine if you are sitting in Apple's shoeses or an American CEO who wants to expand into China, you wouldn't want this rhetoric because it could affect your business in China, but as I said before, China is trying to become a nation of shoppers, rather than a nation of shippers, so he they are looking at domestic consumption and investment now, which is good for Australia, but different to the days where they were trying to attract American companies to set up there.You mentioned the World Trade Organisation, the WTO, what role will the WTO play because it may be the case that Donald Trump does follow through and Congress allows had imto make those changes, but what does that mean in terms of obligations more broadly?Well, some say the WTO is as dead as a Doha because it hasn't gone anywhere with all these multi-lateral agreements. I don't think Trump will care too much with the WTO Yes, he will be very careful, but I imagine - he will care as much with the WTO as he will care about the UN Security Council. I don't think it is a strong - I don't think it will be a strong time for multilat Wal institutions coming right up. The WTO, the EU or the UN are going to have a pretty cruisy time over the next few years.Tim Harcourt, economist, I think we will be watching have he closely.All happening.Absolutely right.Thank you for your time. .Thank you. a monsoon low and trough are generating heavy rain, storms and strong winds in the north and north-east tropics. Weaker troughs are drawing hot winds across western New South Wales, northern Victoria, South Australia and Central Australia. A front is bringing strong winds and showers to south-west WA. Looking around the country:

The top stories from ABC News: A man is in custody in the US state of Florida after a shooting at an airport left at least five people dead. Eight others were injured in the incident, which took place in a baggage claim area in the Fort Lauderdale Airport, north of Miami. Hundreds of people have been evacuated onto the tarmac. Donald Trump has dismissed the controversy over Russia's alleged hacking of Democratic Party emails, describing the scandal as a political witch-hunt. The President-elect released a statement after this morning's briefing by intelligence officials, saying there was absolutely no effect on the outcome of the election. Labor is calling for tighter rules on parliamentary entitlements, amid a row over Health Minister Sussan Ley's purchase of a Gold Coast property, while on a taxpayer-funded trip. Ms Ley's office says the purchase wasn't planned or anticipated and that all travel was in accordance with the rules. Labor Mount Panorama Don Farrell says the rules on parliamentary entitlements should be clearer. In the A-League, Melbourne City interim coach Michael Valkanis claims his first victory, as City beat a 10-man Western Sydney Wanderers 1-0 in Melbourne. A controversy is brewing over a Federal minister's taxpayer-funded trip to the Gold Coast, which is threatening to derail the Turnbull Government's tough-love message for welfare-recipients. Labor has demanded to know why taxpayers should foot the bill for the trip, during which Sussan Ley bought an investment property, as the Government pushes ahead with an aggressive recovery program for Centrelink debts.For on more on this, we're joined by Simon Breheny from the Institute of Public Affairs and Osman Faruqi, from Junkee. We're off and running. Let's dive in. Osman, in terms of this unplanned purchase of a Gold Coast property by Health Minister Sussan Ley, are you buying that particular account?There seems to be an awful lot of coincidences, that she was up? Brisbane for an announcement to do with some health policy measures. She then went to the Gold Coast for a couple of days, went to an auction apparently, that property being sold was by a party donor, who had previously met Mrs Ley. It seems there are too many things going on. It kind of doesn't matter too much which way is correct because it doesn't look good for Sussan Ley either way. Just deciding to buy a property on a whim doesn't give an impression, that politicians have so much money that they can go on a work trip, take a diversion and buy a property. On the other hand, if it was planned, she's potentially abused parliamentary entitlements by getting a taxpayer to fund a trip to where she passed a property.Does it pass the sniff test, Simon? Or the pub test as they call it these days? Not really. It's fair enough that Sussan Ley was up there and paying for her trip to get there for those purposes. The problem is once you get into a debate of what the primary or sole purpose of a trip was, as an MP, you're in a lot of trouble and this is the question that's over Sussan Ley at the moment. The position she's in is that, OK, $3,000 was spent on her travel and the travel of her husband. That seems fine. The real question mark is $500 over a comm-car and a couple of other expenses and whether or not those were used to take them to the property or whether there was any connection to the property. If I was Sussan Ley, I would have paid back the money yesterday morning. As soon as this was paid, I would have said, "I've done the wrong thing. I thought they time it was the right decision but I've reflected on it and I've paid the money back because that's the right thing. Did nal "the fact that she hasn't and says she's bought the property on a whim now raises more questions. It's one of these issues where you're digging a bigger hole for yourself.Have we not learned from the Bronwyn Bishop episode?Sam Dastyari. There seems to be a pattern of one every few months and every time it's the Siam, a bit of stone-walling, a belated apology.This is the biggest issue. The presumption has to be in favour of the taxpayer. A lot of the problem that MPs run into when the cost scandals is that that's not their thinking. It's how can they make as much from the entitlements they have as possible and push the rules in favour of myself. And I think that, as an MP, is not the right attitude and that's the cultural problem that I think exists in Canberra.If you remember, Cabinet ministers earn more than $360,000 a year before you talk about entitlements. Whether or not you think that's good, leave it aside for a second, it puts them well in the top 1% of income-earners. It's fair enough that taxpayers say you get all this money already but then you want extra allowances where it's not really clear. The interesting thing has been Labor calling for reform. As you mentioned, Nick, they've been caught out with these scandals as well and there's often stories around the Melbourne Cup, where ministers or shadow ministers will have some sort of work trip in Melbourne but also bill the taxpayer to stay a couple of extra nights and attend events at the same time. If there is going to be genuine reform, that's good. But I'm not really holding my breath.We just haven't seen that reform, have we?Indeed. Speaking of entitlements, did this make it harder for the Government to prosecute the case on the Centrelink debts?Yeah, I think it clearly does. When you're going after people for $10,000 of Centrelink debt, it's hard to make the case that Sussan Ley should spend there are 500 or $3,000 or whatever it might be on buying a property in the Gold Coast. It confuses the message that presumption should be in favour of the taxpayer. That's the line the Government should be able to clearly run and unfortunately when she's sorts of cost scandals come out, it's not easy to run those lines. Osman, what do you make of what's unfolded in terms of our understanding of the issue with Centrelink and the pursuing of debts, debts that in some 20% of cases weren't real.Unfortunately what we're seeing is the logical outcome of the Government trying to claw back so much money from the system. They announced in the budget last year that they wanted to retake $4 billion of alleged outstanding debt. There's not really any other way to do that other than this automated system that is going to make mistakes. But it seems like the Government has made the decision that they're willing to cop the heat from getting some things wrong as long as they get the money back. That's why you saw Barnaby Joyce saying, "Look, we've raised $300 million. That's the most important thing.dom" I'm not sure Australians will buy that argument, even if they think there needs to be budget repair, 1.7 million Australians are going to get these letters and it seems in a lot of cases that it's wrong and they want it to be right. They don't want to be hit with incorrect debt notices. They don't like the idea of single parents, students, whatever, cancer-survivors, as we saw, getting hit up for debt notices that are totally wrong.Simon, you talked about the thinking being in favour of the taxpayer here and the presumption going in their favour, but given that Centrelink is now chasing debts from four or five years ago, is it reasonable to ask people to now produce evidence of their income from a particular pay slip three years ago?Look, you know, you're expected to keep pay slips for tax purposes just as you should for Centrelink so I don't think it's unreasonable. Really, the argument on this cuts both ways. Yes, there's an emotional argument to be made in favour of particular people who have been caught under this, and caught under this unfairly. That's certainly true. But Australians also don't like rorting the system and they hate the idea that there are people who are taking money unfairly, taking money that they are not entitled to, particularly hard-working Australians who are paying into the Government's covers. They don't want to see their -- coffers. They don't err don't want to see their money wasted. The real issue here is is a 20% failure rate OK? They're massively increasing this program from 20,000 letters a year to about 20,000 a week. Of course, that's a huge expansion of this exercise so there are going to be some teething problems. The issue is there's always going to be a fillure rate and at what point are we happy for this program to continue and I think it should be higher than 80%? If you're getting only 80% of those who actually have debt, I think there's probably something wrong with the system. I think Christian Porter and others are going to look at ways - given the heat they've come under this week - to fix that system.Its are raises -- also raises questions around automation. We had issues last year with issues around census night.That's right.So does that raise questions about this?That's the other side of this that's been missed. What used to happen in these instances is not just a smaller quantity of letters being sent out but they had manual oversight. The Government is obviously happy to cut staff in the public sector, DHS, centre Ling, and so it makes sense to pretend we don't need manual oversight but now we're seeing the real-world consequences of what happens when you remove people from the equation and get analing ritdim to do it. It's wrong. 20% is a big chunk of people getting false debt notices. To pick up on something Simon mentioned, and should people keep pay slips from six years ago, the trick there is that's a new law, passed in 2015. That was to remove the maximum time limit on debt recovery. So people who might have been recipients and thought they only need them for the last few years are now being caught out balls of a law change. You can't expect them to have kept their older receipts and older pay slips when they didn't know the law was going to change and they could be hit up for debt as a result of it.Let's turn to this military stoush between Australia and Indonesia.Oh, yes. Things seem to have settled down. Is this a storm in a teacup? Is it something to genuinely worry about? There are always going to be tensions between Australia and Indonesia. It's a complicated relationship. The fact that this has become dealt with in such a mature way and so quickly, I'm quite impressed by. I thought this could have gone on for quite a while. You know, there's a lot of egos at play and, um, potential for embarrassment on the international stage. So the fact that this has been resolved quite quickly - it looks as though it's been resolved quickly - is great. There's another training exercise in a few weeks' time and if that goes ahead in an orderly way, then terrific. It will have all blown over. But I do feel as though some of it was a bit of a storm in a teacup and Joko Widodo being led a little bit by the military. Does it point to any concerns that we should have in terms of the focus of leadership figures in Indonesia. Perhaps, you know, the military general in question here...There's been some stories about some controversial things he's said about Australia and Chinese refugees in the past. And obviously there are significant political dynamics occurring in Indonesia at the moment in terms of rising Islamist tendencies as well. What I found interesting - I agree with Simon, it was interesting to see that it was resolved professionally and rapidly - but compare that to the last time we had a diplomatic incident when Australia tried to bug the president and his wife and his friends. That, I think, was when Prime Minister Tony Abbott was in charge, snowballed into a bigger diplomatic crisis because of the way it was handled by the government. I think Marise Payne has done a good job in this instance. I'm not sure how many Australians were aware that we were participating in training exercises with an elite military unit of the Indonesian government when there is concern, I think in Australian sections, as to human rights abuses in places like West Papua and the Indonesian government doesn't like Australia talking about that. We need strong ties with Indonesia for the refugee policy from the government. I wonder if we'll see pressure from some sections of civil society as to whether Australia should decouple itself from military arrangements with Indonesia.You mentioned the bigging of the former Indonesian president's phone and international espionage has been in the headlines again this week, Russia and the US and Donald Trump's handling of this. We saw him briefed today by the top spies in the US. Where do we think this is all going? These tensions between, well, you know, the White House in 15 days' time and the intelligence agencies is a really, really strange dynamic. Generally, the White House has been quite trusting of what they're being told by intelligence officials. Look, a bit of healthy scepticism, I don't think, is too bad a thing. For a president to come in and say, "I'm not going to believe absolutely everything you tell me. I'm going to read the briefs closely but I'll take advice from a few different people and work out the best decision. That sort of attitude is great. I think Trump has taken it a lot further than that and he's been actively hostile towards the intelligence agencies and particularly people like James Klapper who, again, will be replace in 15 days anyway, but this dynamic is really strange T will be fascinating to see how this plays out, particularly under a new administration. Will he get rid of some of the top guys, the director of intelligence, a guy from Indiana will be appointed there. Will that resolve some tensions? Or will issues continue under a Trump presidency? It's fascinating to watch. But Trump will keep doing what he does, he's going to keep tweeting about it. The issue is does he tweet about things that he's been told in confidence? You know, that's going to weigh on the minds of some of these guys in intelligence in the US. Are they going to give him a brief and he's just going to tweet it out to millions and millions of people following him on Twitter?We are entering unchartered territory here, aren't we? Osman? How are you feeling about the way we've been shaping newspaper recent weeks towards the inauguration on January 20? You know, to use terms like "political witch-hunt" and what have you is quite strong language.It's pretty extraordinary and Trump seems to be, you know, running things mostly on Twitter until he takes the White House. He alternative nats between taking stabs at the intelligence agencies and then today Arnold Schwarzenegger for tanking in the ratings for the new season of the Apprentice but managed to link it back to Hillary Clinton in some way. This is what Trump is like. We don't really know what he's going to do. Simon is right. It's so unusual to see a Republican president making the intelligence community and sections of, you know, the US State Department his number one enemy. That's so different to how Republicans have viewed the role of the government and intelligence agencies before. I don't know how it's going to play out at all. This is maybe unusual and unexpected for someone on the progressive side of politics to say - I think the obsession with the email leaks has kind of gotten a bit out of hand. Whatever impact it had in the election is hard to quantify. It's done and dusted. It's difficult to say that Trump won because of Russia. There's way too much there. What benefit do we have in trying to reinstate this Cold War discourse and dialogue? I'm happy if the US has closer ties to Russia to be honest. I don't like the idea of two nuclear-powered countries being at each other's throats and the potential for nuclear war hanging on a couple of bad tweets.Yeah, on that point... Simon, what do you make of the borrow mans, as it's been dubbed? -- bromance, as it's been dubbed? Is there some benefit to it?I'm not sure about that. I'm between
uncomfortable with the relationship between Putin and Trump. I think, to some extent, I think Trump has this strange complex where he looks at people like Putin and sees strong men like that in positions of leadership and he thinks, you know, to some extent I think that's how he sees himself and so he sees a bit of himself in Putin. Did you to see yourself as a democratic leader in a democratic country in someone like Putin, I think, is really, really concerning. So I hope that that is a relationship that, frankly, is not quite as close as Trump is making it out to be. And I don't think it's actually in Putin's interests for him to be seen as that close to the American president either. I think to some extent, this will work itself out but, you know, the bromance, the fact that we can describe the relationship between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump as a bromance, to me, is deeply, deeply unsettling, on a number of levels. Fair point. But I'd rather they get along than hate each other.That's right, yeah.We're all going to wait to see how that all unfolds, wonderful to have you both with us. Thank you for talking us through the news of the week.Thank you.Thank you. Cheers.After more than 20 years on the east coast, the Falls Festival debuts in WA this week. Despite crowd control and sexual assault incidents in Victoria and Tasmania, it hasn't deterred Perth locals from snapping up tickets. It's been a week since about 80 people were injured at a stampede at Falls Festival in Lorne, including 19 going to hospital. In Tasmania, five people have reported they were sexually assaulted at the festival. In a statement on social media, Falls Festival management say they're deeply sad yelped and disturbed by the allegations. But the incidents haven't dissuaded crowds in Fremantle where the 2-day' vent has sold out. Fremantle regularly hosts music festivals but this is the first time a major music event has been held right here in the CBD. It's a strategy they hope will revitalise the area.What we're going to see is more people coming to the heart of Fremantle, experiencing the place and Falls is a great way of bringing 15,000 people here over the weekend.With several big festivals scrapped in recent years, any new additions are welcome news for music-lovers. Former Big Day Out promoter Ken knight says it's not just punters who benefit.They bring a lot of tourism, put your city and town on the map. They're invaluable to the industry - all the production workers, the security companies, the caterers, hotels, Uber-drivers, the list just goes on and on.Organisers were not available for comment today but said they'll be briefing security to be extra vigilant in the mosh pit area and any criminal activity will be referred to police. Well, for 38 years, many Canberrans have turned to the soup lady for a hot meal every Friday. When a car crash threatened to derail Stasia Dabrowski's operation, the community rallied, donating more than $30,000 for a new van. The generosity is allowing her to look to the future. Her smile lights up Grima Place every Friday. She was hospitalised after a serious accident that wrote off her van but today, soup was being served as normal.No added extras, no soup, no pepper, no nothing, just pure vegetables.Since 1979, Stasia has been handing out a warm meal to those in need.I could be sitting at home but people are hungry on the street and I can do it.Her fundraising campaign was launched this week to replace her van, raising $34,000 in just a few days.Hopefully in the next week or two, we'll have a proper vehicle to run the process a lot better.She's hardly slowing down, but her grandson, Josh, is preparing to take on the reins.She's a little bit stubborn in her age, so it is hard, but she only trusts me! For the best part of four decades, the soup kitchen has served home-cooked food to Canberra's needy on Fridays. Demand is not slowing down. There's a steady flow of people coming for a bite to eat. There are plans to scale it up, to use some of the recent donations to move into a larger kitchen, produce more food and serve it more often. Even to turn in auto-5- or 6-day thing a week so it's not just this here. She's always insisted on preparing her famous soup at home but her family says that may have to change. Upgrading the kitchen and things like that and all the utensils, even the pots. They're nearly 30 years old.A bright future for a much-loved operation. Time to talk sport now with Georgie Tunny and Pakistan has a bit of work to do to salvage a draw and maybe even a win?Maybe a win, guys. If they can provide a little bit of resistance we saw up in Brisbane at the first Gabba test, we could be in for a longer day than people expect. Australia still need quite a lot of wickets if they are going to secure a clean sweep in the series. That's what they're chasing because redemption is on all of their minds in the new-look test team. That clean sweep is within reach today but they need nine more wickets on day five to complete a dramatic turnaround. Close to four straight test wins after that disastrous start to the summer. Standing in their way is a Pakistan batting line-up keen to produce the kind of resistance shown in Brisbane on a pitch that is perfect for batting at the SCG. The wicket is still pretty flat but I think there should be enough there to create normal chances, whether it's through reverse swing or spin. So it's still a pretty good wicket but there's a little bit in there. Pakistan need 410 more runs for victory and will resume at 1/55 with Azhar Ali and night watchman Yasir Shah at the crease. Strikers opener Ben Dunk has rocketed into national selection pecklation, impressing with the -- speculation impressing with the bat in the BBL. Just four days after an 8-wicket thrashing at the hands of the Hurricanes, the home side recovered to chase down the 161-run target with 10 balls to spare.He's wired up! Ben Dunk! (CHEERING) Gee, that's halfway up the second deck.Dunk among the runs again, his second- -- he's the second-highest scorer in the league now. His unbeaten 79 coming off 49 balls. He is in form at the right time. The done-way and T20 international series against Pakistan, New Zealand and Sri Lanka are fast approaching. I was probably challenged after the last game to actually, you know, make those meaningful contributions into winning totals and match-winning performances. So it was nice, I guess, to respond to that challenge and win the game. Every domestic cricketer has ambitions to play for Australia, certainly. But at the moment, you know, the Strikers have not got off to the best of starts in the BBL and I know, you know, Australian players are picked from winning teams so if I can win more games for my team I can throw my hat in the ring. Melbourne City interim coach Michael Valkanis has had a winning start in the absence of the former coach. The home side kicked things off brilliantly with a Ivan Franjic wonder goal inside the opening 20. As far as Franjic! Oh! What a hit! (CHEERING) Turning back the clock to the Brisbane Roar days. Ivan Franjic with the first-time strike to light up this fixture at AAMI Park.The score threatened to blow out when the Wanderers were reduced to 10 men after only half an hour. But despite the numbers and a 13-1 corner count, Franjic's strike was the only goal of the match. The 1-0 loss extends Western Sydney's winless streak to five weeks. And we created enough chances to really, um, win the game a little bit more comfortably. Yeah, I thought they were good. Because it's a tough week, you know? Someone that's been here for a very long time and part of this club, shocked us with the news that he was resigning and I think this win was a little bit for John as well.And Rafael Nadal's comeback has stalled ahead of the Australian Open with the Spaniard bowing out of the Brisbane International. The former world number one went down in three sets to the defending champ, Milos Raonic. The big-serving Canadian faces dim trough in the semis and Kei Nishikori takes on Stan Wawrinka. Garbine Muguruza denies she's in doubt for the Australian Open, despite retiring from her semifinal with a thigh injury. Cornet will meet Pliskova at the time of the Brisbane International. Thanks, Georgie. Coming up: We'll be joined live in the studio by a Norwegian singer and songwriter who has been thrilling Australians with her beautiful voice and

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Good morning and welcome back to Weekend Breakfast. I'm Miriam Corowa.And I'm Nick Harmsen. Making news this morning: Five people shot dead, eight others rushed to hospital, after a gunman opens fire at an airport in Florida. The citizens of Florida will not tolerate senseless acts of evil. Also ahead: Donald Trump at loggerheads with US intelligence officials over allegations of Russian cyberhacking. Calls for tighter rules on parliamentary entitlements amid calls for the Health Minister to be sacked. And Melbourne City's new coach is off to the perfect start with a win over the Western Sydney Wanderers.

Hello. Thanks for joining us. It's Saturday, 7 January. That's right. Also coming up on Weekend Breakfast this weekend: We'll be joined by Norwegian singer/songwriter Ane Brun, whose versatile vocal range has seen her compared to Kate Bush and Bjork. # They changed our game # I want to kiss the feet of all those women # Spray my body in gold # And engrave myself with their names... Well, we do love our music and art here on Weekend Breakfast. Australian audiences, of course, will get their chance to hear Ane's beautiful vocals this month as she tours, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. We'll have the chance to speak to her a little later in the show and I understand you've already had the pleasure of hearing Ane sing.Yeah, I had the joy of seeing her at a concert at a festival in Adelaide a few years back. She's done some interesting collaborations. Big name in Europe. Not as big here in Australia but getting a good run on the festival circuit and is going to thrill audiences I'm sure.Absolutely. It will be exciting to find out what she's been up to.

To our top stories this morning: In the United States at least five people have been killed and eight others injured after a gunman opened fire at an airport in the US state of Florida. Officials have confirmed that the shooter, who is now in custody, acted alone in the attack at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport.
Hundreds of passengers were evacuated onto the tarmac, when the shooter opened fire in the baggage claim area. All flights in and out of the airport have been suspended. He was apprehended by a sheriff's deputy and taken into custody without incident. The gunman is in custody. He's being interviewed by a team of FBI agents and sheriff's deputies and at the time, once we establish motive and an investigation continues and we find out what that motive is, then myself and the person from the FBI will make a decision as to who takes the lead on the continuing investigation. Donald Trump has again rejected claims of Russian interference in the US presidential election. Following a briefing by intelligence chiefs in New York, in a statement, the President-elect said there was absolutely no effect on the outcome of the election. Before the briefing, he dismissed the controversy as a political witch-hunt. Mr Trump has also suggested that the findings are an effort to delegitimise his factory. An unclassified version of the report is expected to be releaserd later today.Michelle Obama has praised diversity and the importance of education at her final formal event as First Lady of the United States. With two weeks left in the White House, Mrs Obama said in an emotional speech that being First Lady was the greatest honour of her life and she invoked her husband's 2008 campaign message, urging young people to lead by, with hope, never fear.I want our young people to know that they matter, that they belong, so don't be afraid, you hear me young people? Don't be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered. Empower yourselves with a good education. Then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your boundless promise. Lead by example, with hope, never fear. Russia will scale down its military forces in Syria, starting with the withdrawal of its aircraft carrier group. The Russian Armed Forces Chief of Staff says the aircraft carrier, the aid ministerial cuss netsoff -- the Admiral Kuznetsov will be the first to leave. Last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Russia's military presence in the area would be downsized. The UN says the Russia and Turkey-brokered truce is largely holding, but there have been reports of violations. In Brazil, at least 33 inmates have been killed in a prison uprising in the Amazon region. Details about the latest uprising in the Roraima state's largest penitent year are unclear. It skoms just -- comes just five days after more than 50 inmates were murdered in the country's worst prison massacre for more than two decades. Experts had predicted more violence in Brazil's gang-controlled prison system in the wake of the massacre, where members of one drug gang butchered inmates from a rival group. A Swiss court has rejected a lawsuit against FIFA over the Qatar World Cup. Several trade unions argued FIFA acted wrongfully by choosing Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup. They claimed soccer's governing body should have first insisted the country change its labour laws and said FIFA should now be liable for workplace abuses. But the commercial court of Zurich overnewt ruled that parts of the case were too vague and rejected some of the formal legal arguments. The Federal Opposition has called for the Health Minister to resign if she can't explain why she purchased a property on a taxpayer-funded trip to Queensland. Sussan Ley claimed nearly $1,500 from the taxpayer for a trip to Brisbane in 2015. She meld a media conference in the morning, then travelled to the Gold Coast, where she bought a luxury apartment. A spokeswoman says the $800,000 purchase was not planned or anticipated and that she was on the Gold Coast to meet stake-holders. The weather bureau warns there will be a high fire risk in South Australia today as scorching heat combines with lightning and high winds. The Country Fire Service has issued total fire bans for most of the state, as temperatures are expected to reach above 40 degrees. Melbourne is also expecting a scorcher, with a predicted high of 37 degrees. And a Brisbane man has woken in fright to find a snake sliding across his neck in bed this week and has had another encounter with the same snake. Max Mason was bitten by a carpet Python at his Ascot home only two days ago and says the same offender turned up again last night. The 79-year-old says he woke to find it gliding over him towards his wife. Veteran snake-catcher David Farrimond came to collect the unwelcome house guest again and will this time relocate it further away. I don't know - how far away is far enough? I don't know! It's just terrible.Yeah.We have a visit from a much more welcome guest, a return visit, Georgie Tunny, who is here with sport. Georgie, play is under way at the final day of the fifth test at the SCG. Yes, it is and unfortunately for Pakistan, they were looking to pull off something heroic but it hasn't started well for them and we're only two overs old. At the moment, Australia's new-look test team is within a series clean sweep at the SCG today and they struck in the opening over. The hosts needed nine more wickets on day five to complete a dramatic turnaround of form. That tally is now down to eight after Hazlewood caught and bowled Azhar Ali, the dangerman from Pakistan, moments ago. Pakistan need a lot of runs to win. If they can bat out the day, they will steal a draw. Strikers opener Ben Dunk has again impressed with the bat in the BBL. Just four days after an 8-wicket thrashing at the hands of the Hurricanes, the home side recovered to chase down the 162 rumpling target with 10 -- 162-run target with 10 balls to spare. Dunk's unbeaten 79 came off only 49 balls. Melbourne City interim coach Michael Valkanis has had a winning start to his tenure. An Ivan Franjic wonder goal sunk the 10-man Wanderers in Melbourne. The loss extends Western Sydney's winless streak to five weeks. And Rafael Nadal is out of the Brisbane International. The former world number one went down in three sets to defending champ Milos Raonic. Meanwhile French Open-winner Garbine Muguruza denies she's in doubt for the Australian Open, despite retiring from her semifinal with a thigh injury. Nick and Miriam, not the start that Pakistan were after on day five. Yes.Doesn't get much better than that, though for Josh Hazlewood and the Aussies, sews that's a positive for them. Hopefully. Pakistan batsmen will hope to bunker down and get through most of the day's play. They still have the night watchman there, ironically, so Yasir Shah may be among the ranks. It would be nice to have another almost-five-day test.Wouldn't it keep us on the edge of our seats? Especially since we've lost so much play due to the weather. It would be nice to at least get to tea.Let's hold onto that hope. Thank you. Thank you for your company on Weekend Breakfast. Still to come: The latest on the airport shooting at Fort Lauderdale in the US state of Florida.Also ahead: we'll be joined live in the studio by Norwegian singer-songwriter Ane Brun, who is here for the Sydney festival.And we look at the remarkable legacy of Myuran Sukumaran. During the 10 years of his imprisonment, Myuran produced an extensive body of work, which forms part of a major exhibition in Sydney. We'll preview that show, just ahead. To our top story now and at least five people have been killed and eight injured during a shooting at the Fort Lauderdale international airport.Authorities in the United States have not revealed the identity of the gunman, but say he is in police custody. A mundane task at a busy airport has turned into a scene of horror. Passengers, who seconds earlier were collecting their bags, now cower on the ground. Some appear stunned. Others were dead or dying. Survivors say there were desperate attempts to save lives.We heard the noise. We thought it was firecrackers, that wise kids were doing, and then we looked down, to where we came in, and we looked again and saw him with the gun going up and down.Once he was done with the ammunition, he threw his gun down and that was about 10 feet away from us, and then he basically threw the gun on the ground and he laid on the ground face down, spread eagled. He was done and waiting for the officer to approach him. For hundreds of people who fled the airport, the terror was not over. Rumours of another gunman sent people running from the terminal. But they weren't just rumours -- they were just rumours, as the local sheriff eventually confirmed.At this time, there has been no shooting at any place else but the downstairs of Terminal 2. We have the shooter in custody. He is unharmed. No law enforcement fired any shots. The subject is being interviewed by a team of FBI agents and Broward sheriff's office homicide detectives.The suspect is reported to have flown into Fort Lauderdale with a weapon checked into his luggage, apparently legally. A senior US politician said the man in custody was carrying a military ID card in the name offest ban Santiago.The shooter is -- in the name of Estoban Santiago. The shooter is in custody according to is TA. As we get information, we'll pass it on to you.The focus is already turning to the investigation. The gunman's motive is not yet clear but terrorism has not been ruled out. In the United States, those phrases, these pictures, now have a terrible familiarity. Staying in the United States and Donald Trump has dismissed the controversy over Russia's alleged hacking of Democratic Party emails describing the scandal as a political witch-hunt.The President-elect released a statement after this morning's briefing by intelligence officials saying there was absolutely no effect on the outcome of the election. Co in, or Duffy has the details.Intelligence agencies had accused Donald Trump and his advisers of disparagement and lowering confidence in them and he'd said this whole thing was a political witch-hunt designed to delegitimise his victory. So that was the setting for the meeting. And coming out of that, Donald Trump hasn't said much about what the evidence was, whether he's persuaded by it. He spoke in very general terms saying the US faced hacking threats from a number of countries. He named China as well as Russia and promised that within his first 90 days of taking office, he'd come up with a plan to better protect the US from hacking. He also had a little bit of a shot at the Democratic Party, saying that hackers tried to penetrate Republican defences as well, but that theirs were better and they weren't able to.Now, prior to the meeting, detweet that he'd asked the house and Senate intelligence committees to investigate leaks of the report, so we do have some idea what might be in it. What do we know?We know that intelligence agencies became more resolute than ever during the time that they put together this report. So we expect, um, the unclassified version of it - or the classified version, to set out exactly who the sources are and how they were able to come to such a strong conclusion about this. Intelligence agencies often hedge their bets but they said they're very certain that it was Russia. Again, Trump aideds were out this morning saying this was just an attempt to delegitimise his win and it was all politically motivated. The Democrats fired back. Joe Biden told Donald Trump he needed to gre up and it was dangerous to disparage intelligence officials.And Conor, the First Lady, Michelle Obama, has delivered her final speech at the White House. You were there. What was her message?That's right, Nick. It was very emotional down there today for Michelle Obama. You could see she was... It was clearly a huge deal for her, signing off. Behind her were a group of school counsellors from all over America and her message was really about hope and about young people and she spoke of the importance of -- the importance of young people making good decisions and the importance of diversity and that, um, with the right guidance, anyone, no matter what their background, could do anything. Here's a little bit what she had to say.And I am so grateful to all of you for your passion and your dedication and all the hard work on behalf of our next generation and I can think of no better way to end my time as First Lady than celebrating with all of you. So I want to close the day by simply saying thank you. Thank you for everything you do for our kids. And for our country. Being your First Lady has the greatest honour of my life, and I hope I've made you proud. Thank you. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) So that was the First Lady giving her last public remarks there, Nick. Now, her husband, the President, Barack Obama, will do the same in Chicago on Tuesday, the place where he famously launched his political career. Um, tickets for that have been highly sought after and they're going to be given out on a first come, first served basis in Chicago tomorrow morning. North America correspondent Conor Duffy there. An impulse purchase is how the Health Minister is explaining her decision to buy a luxury apartment on a taxpayer-funded trip.The Opposition says she needs to immediately justify the trip or resign, and has urged Malcolm Turnbull to tighten the rules governing parliamentary entitlementings. The -- entitlements. The Health Minister Sussan Ley charged taxpayers more than $3,000 for flights for her and her partner to Brisbane last year. During the trip, she gave a news conference and bought a luxury apartment on the Gold Coast. She says the $800,000 purchase was spontaneous. Labor is questioning whether taxpayers should have picked up the tab for the flightings. The Shadow Health Minister says more information is needed. She needs to release her diary as well to explain what other meetings she had. She's said that she had stake-holder meetings on the Gold Coast. Well, what were there they? Last year, a parliamentary committee made recommendations on parliamentary entitlements, which were never implemented. Well, now to the part of the morning that I think we always look forward to on Weekend Breakfast where we get into our arts and this morning, Norwegian singer-songwriter Ane Brun's versatile vocal range has seen her compared to Kate Bush and Bjork and her cover of Beyonce's song Halo, has proved wildly popular with fans all over the world. (SINGS) # Standing in the light of your halo # I've got my angel now # It's like I've been awakened # Every rule I had, you're breaking...Well, Australian audiences will get their chance to hear Ane's beautiful vocals this month as she tours Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne and she's in the studio and joins us now. Welcome. Thank you.Good morning.Tell us a little bit about your performance and your history? You've been compared to some pretty good names - Kate Bush, Bjork. -- Billie Holida, Dolly Parton, Ella Fitzgerald. I grew up with jazz singers so I think you can find that in my voice. So also the big stars. I'm not trained. I learned it myself. I picked something from everywhere. I made it my mix of everything, so...Having listened to your music, the lyrics dominate a little more in the performances you give and it deepens how we appreciate the songs. That's nice.The songs as they're written as well.I do play mostly my own music and then I do covers and one of the goals in making covers is to try to bring forward the lyrics more than you can maybe feel in the original. So you're very write. Beautiful.What's the process for you in terms of putting this together? You have done some significant covers. How do you go about constructing an album and workings where you put these things together?Well, the covers have almost always been, like, spontaneous try-outs for me, just trying to do something and it turns out good and I release it somehow. My albums are usually my own material. But then I put them together in collections or compilations. It's not the - the cover thing is more, like, an impulse. So it's something where I say, "I wanna try that song," and then I try that song and, "Oh, it turned out good, so..." I've always had my own label since the start, 10 or 12 years ago. I don't have a boss so I can do those things, I can do something and think, "I like that. I'll release that." So I have a very nice work situation in that sense so I can do what I want.It's lovely to see you have so much fun with it. Let's listen to some more of your performances. We have a piece of new studio, in fact. Let's have a listen to that. # It's like I'm walking on the moon # It's on you, it's on you # It's like I'm entering the moon # It's all you # It's all # It's like a see-through thing # It's on you, it's on # It's when I look at you there # That it all began # It's all new, it's all new... Ane, you look like you're really in the moment there.I do. I enjoy recording.You have collaborated as well with a number of artists. One of the names that sprang out to me was Peter Gabriel, for instance, and that was when you reprised the vocals sung by Kate Bush in his song Don't Give Up. What's it been like working with some of those stars? Fantastic. Especially the Peter Gabriel tour. I was on tour with him for a couple of years. We did this huge symphonic orchestra tour in the States and Europe and I got to sing the duets and backing vocals and also sing some songs before and it was a life-changing experience in many ways. You know, as a singer and as a person and just being able to come along on such a big production and meeting someone that's done this for so long and I love his music and lyrics and everything so it was inspirational for me to go on that tour.Ane, I understand you performed alongside Patti Smith at the Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Bob Dylan. Was that experience different to a normal gig?Yeah. You know, when you do something in front... He wasn't there, Bob Dylan wasn't there, but if you do something to honour someone in that sense, it's what makes me the most nervous. I did one once for Bjork. I sung one of her songs in front of her. I'd never been so nervous in my life. My heart was just pounding. Mabel it's the biggest challenge you can have is to honour someone with their music. She should sing. I shouldn't sing her song. She should sing her song. That's a challenge. But it's amazing when you get the chance to do that. It sounds absolutely thrilling. We also have, um, a clip of one of your songs, You Lit My Fire. Let's listen to that and you can talk to us about the inspiration once we've had a listen to that. # And nothing can hold me back # Ooh, you

There are some powerful lyrics in that song. Tell us about what inspired it? 123450 it was a couple of years ago, it was election time in Sweden and we have - Sweden is actually one of the few countries that had a feminist party and I see myself as a feminist and there was a lot of discussion around fem Mitchell and -- feminism and I feel that it's weird that feminism has a bad reputation because all the rights that I own today as a woman comes from feminists working to bring those rights that I had. And so I feel - I don't feel that the women, women's rights, fighters or the women that actually did this, they haven't got the credit that they should have. I think they should have statues and medals like every other freedom fighter has, but it's like we forgot about them. The fight that they actually fought for us. Women and men also to bring the world forward. So this song is like my statue to them.Is that the flip side of women doing a job too well perhaps, that it's part and par still?I don't know what it is. It's like people forget that the right to vote is only 100 years old. We forget that someone made that happen. We take it for granted and I think it's important, also, to keep those rights. It's important to remember that someone fought for this. It won't... It can disappear if you don't keep it up.You're performing at the Sydney festival tonight so audiences there can tune and catch your concert. Brisbane and Melbourne as well on this tour?Yes. Very exciting. Thank you so much for taking the time to speak to us. Thank you. No problem.A Brisbane man who woke to find a snake sliding across his neck in bed this week has had another encounter with the same snake.Max Mason said he knew what to do this time and sprang into action.Max Mason has had an eventful week. He's woken in the middle of the night to find this snake crawling across his neck, not once, but twice. I felt the same feeling - a cold, slithery feeling, sliding up my shoulder, across my neck.Just two days ago, he was bitten by this overfriendly, non-venomous carpet Mittion in his Ascot home. Now it's visited again. The second time round, he knew what to do. I then slid out from under the sheet. But then the snake was headed for my sleeping wife. So I thought I'd better wake her up and tell her the event.The snake escaped under the bed, but knowing it was non-venomous, Mr Mason picked it up and put it in a container.The snake and I are still good friends. No-one got hurt.It's thought the snake slithered back from the reserve he was relocated to on Wednesday. Veteran snake-catcher David Farrimond came to collect the unwelcomed house guest. He says it's definitely the same one.There's a mark just on the top at the back of its head, a little white fleck on one of the pattern marks which is identical to the pictures he took the other day.He says it's the most common type of snake he sees in Brisbane.I've caught them right in the middling of town to find one anywhere is just normal.The first time it was thought this nearby council reserve would be the perfect new home for the snake but now they're looking a little further afield.We'll relocate it next time a little further away from our house because I think it's sort of... Calls this home.Max Mason says he hopes it's the last he sees of his reptilian friend and he can finally get a good night's sleep. I think that story thoroughly freaked out our previous guest. I don't think they have many snakes this time of year in Sweden.We did have to give Ane some words of assurance that that is a rare event indeed. But this is another rare event that we're talking about now which has British scientists saying that a giant iceberg, expected to one of the 10 largest on record, is ready to break off from an ice shelf in Antarctica. A deep, long-running crack in the Larson sea shelf expanded in December, growing by 18km in around two weeks.Scientists believe that within months, this will create a huge iceberg, covering 5,000 square kilometres. In the last 20 years, two have collapsed spectacularly after large pieces broke off. It was a few tens of kilometres long but there's a good part of the ice shelf to go through and the fact that it's moved very quickly another 18km means that there's now only about another 20km of ice. So if it can go through 18km in a short period of time after just a few months of hanging around, then I think the end of this particular rift and this iceberg carving is basically imminent, within the next few months I would have thought. We shouldn't be too hasty in this. We have no evidence to link this particular rift and its development directly to climate change. If you look at the Antarctic peninsula as a whole, then ice shelves have been gradually lost through the 1990s and the 2000s, one by one, going further southwards. So climate warming must be playing a part in the overall picture of ice shelf loss. It's just that this particularly large iceberg, we cannot attribute directly to climate change.

Let's look at the satellite. A monsoon low and tlof are generating heavy rain, storms and strong winds in the north and north-east tropics. Weaker troughs are drawing hot winds across western New South Wales, northern Victoria, South Australia, and Central Australia. A front is bringing strong winds and showers to south-west WA.

The top stories from ABC News: a man is in custody in the US state of Florida after a shooting in an airport left at least five people damp. Eight others were injured in the incident, which took place in the baggage claim area in the Fort Lauderdale airport north of Miami. Hundreds of people have been evacuated onto the tarmac. Donald Trump has dismissed the controversy over Russian hacking of democratic emails, describing the scandal as a political witch-hunt. The President-elect released a statement saying there was no affect on the outcome of the election. Labor is calling for tighter rules on Parliamentary entitlements amid a row over Health Minister Sussan Ley purchase of a house during a taxpayer funded trip. She said all travel was in accordance with the rules. In the A-League, Melbourne city beat 10 man Western Sydney Wanderers in Melbourne. Overseas, and Japan is recalling its ambassador to South Korea in response to the installation of a statue outside the Japanese conch alert commemorating the plight of Korea's so-called comfort women, or sex slaves who were forced to work in brothels for Japanese soldiers during World War II. It is a sensitive issue that has been a constant source of tension between the two countries. It is hard to imagine how one small statue could cause so much trouble, but sentiment about the comfort women runs deep and strong for both Japan and Korea. Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary did not mince words when discussing the fallout of the bronze figure. TRANSLATION: The installation of the statue near the Japanese consulate in Busan will not have a positive impact on Japan and South Korea relations and it is strongly regrettable as we believe it is a violation of the Vienna Convention on consulate relations. The statue was placed outside the conch alert by act of its activists late last year.The first attempt was blocked by city officials but two years later the city relented. Now a high-level talks have been postponed and Japanese diplomats are being recalled.TRANSLATION: In response, as a temporary measure, staff at the Japanese consulate in Busan will refrain in participating in local related work. The Japanese Ambassador to South Korea and head of the Japanese consulate in Busan will temporarily come back to Japan. In response, South Korea expressed regret about the situation. TRANSLATION: Government wants to highlight that South Korea and Japan should keep developing bilateral ties based on trust between the two governments, regardless of any difficulties.It is an issue both countries had hoped they had settled once and for all in late 2015. A landmark deal struck between South Korean President Park and Japan's by Minister Shinzo Abe saw Japan give a 1-off payment of more than $11 million to fund the former comfort women, many of whom are now in their 80s. In return, South Korea agreed to consider the matter resolved, but that was when President Park was in office. She has since been impeached, her political future uncertain, and that is well off the comfort women.

comfort women. Myuran Sukumaran was executed in Kerobokan prison in 2015. A premier exhibition of this artworks at the Campbelltown arts Centre, cocurated by acclaimed artist Ben Quilty, is a powerful tribute to this friend and protege. Another day in paradise is the title of this exhibition, which lays bare the story of Myuran Sukumaran's time on death Row.He was producing at a furious pace in the end, and he wanted more time, and I guess this show, it really... Firstly it is a show that Myuran made against unimaginable odds, I guess, against the pretty brutal childhood as a brown skinned Chillington boy growing up in the western suburbs, copping the insane racism that we all know exists at most people hate talking about it, into this grotesque mistakes and crimes, and he became a really bad young man, and lots of young men do. But then he became this person that you will see on the walls. And this is the Myuran that he became. And I guess that is the message to every young man who feels like they are off the tracks or have had a difficult time or feels like the world is against them. Come and look and see that there is hope, and there is forgiveness, and this room is filled with compassion, and it is all for Myuran.After being arrested with Andrew Chan and seven other Australians for attempting to traffic heroin in April 2005, Myuran Sukumaran was confronted with the consequences of this actions.Art gave him the capacity to step outside himself. And I think until the last moment there was hope. And you know, you can see that reflected through this work. And as I look around the space, there was a level of hope, and there was a level of optimism. But the end came, but he is hoping to live on through a legacy that one day the death penalty will disappear around the world, and that we will think of that as a barbaric action that... That people of the past it, and not that we are still doing now.For family members and friends, the exhibition stands as a reminder of all the wrongs Myuran sought to write in the time he was given. Young men make mistakes, and they make bad mistakes, and they make evil mistakes, and he had every night locked in a cell on this own to consider that, over and over again, for years and years. And there is no doubt that it really ruined this family's life. And he knew it, and he did everything he could from inside that present, not just to make them proud, but to help fund this own education, to fund this own programs in the prison, so he never asked anything of this family. And this show is when they deserve to be proud of Myuran. He did something amazing, he created something profound and beautiful and powerful and meaningful, and they deserve to be proud of him. I've always viewed Myuran 's story from the outside, through the media. And to have an opportunity to present this work is... I am quite humbled to actually be a part of this. It's such a Western Sydney story. People start at different places and they start at different levels, and they go down path that they might, you know, regret in the future. But they do change, and they do have the opportunity for redemption. And that is such a Western Sydney story.The artworks also stand as a document charting the significant moment and people who are part of Myuran 's story.Although he painted different themes throughout this time, what we tried to do was to pull out certain themes. The reflective nature of this self portraits, so we will be doing a whole room. So when you walk into the room, what we hope will happen is that Myuran will be looking back at you. He painted this very important series which was shown in Melbourne in 2014 where he painted all the politicians that were involved in this case. Everybody from Tony Abbott the Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd, these have become firm snapshots of that period of time. Other things that he painted, and other themes, he was doing research about this execution. Using art to really try to understand that.Being able to share that with as many people as possible has been a Labor of love for friend and mentor or Ben Quilty, who has devoted himself to finding the artworks that will go on display. They are not even on the walls yet, and to see clear space in the whole museum, cleared for Myuran, and he is one of the heavy headlines of the Sydney Festival, I wish he was here to see it. He worked so hard to create what is in this show, and so have the other six artists, great artist responding to Myuran And if Myuran firstly knew that he was in the context of a serious museum and all these artists he looked up to, including Max Leeds, who came to Bali many times throughout the years, he would be thrilled.The memory of Myuran Sukumaran lives on. The exhibition titled Another Day in Paradise runs from 13 January until 26 March as part of the Sydney Festival. Intelligent design and collectivity will define new technologies this year, and the display at the annual CES show reveals promising products. The cloud has been wowed by a television so then it could be mistaken for a painting, and a robot which can fold your clothes. Yes, LG has showed off this amazing TV, 3.85 millimetres thin, and that's when it's on the wall. I love that we are putting fractions of millimetres into these kinds of calculations now, but incredibly thin, also slightly flexible, they have even come up with a new way for it to even attach to the wall, a magnetic system, to attach to the wall so completely flush and a special cable feeds out to where you plug all your other devices in. Completely incredible, it uses the latest screen technology which is OLED, looking like a magnificent TV. Of course, you will probably need more than 10 grand to buy one, but it's still really cool seeing the technology hitting that point. A company, Razor, has made a prototype laptop that has not one, but two extra screens that sit out to the sides. The idea is that you will push a button and those extra screens will pop out, very high-end gaming, and lots of places where you can have a multiple-screen set-up, so you can have all your things sitting around. So yeah, a really, really cool idea and just another excellent one, shows that PCs and laptops - they are often seen as boring, but people have still got cool ideas in this space. Drones have often been seen to be - yes, very high speed spinning blades, you don't want to get too close to people. This one is quite tiny and when you hit the button on it - you can be holding in your hand, take your hand away and it starts to hover exactly where it was. If you bump it, it will adjust and stay where it was. It is fully enclosed as well, so those spinning blades are completely covered up, but, yes, this really clever idea to have a little camera that will follow you around, can set it to sit at a certain height, very good for family snaps.

family snaps.
A lot of us have given up on ironing in a lot of respects and so the only job we need to deal with folding the clothes, so the idea of having a robot that gets rid of that chore for you is really cool. There have been big crowds of people lining up to watch demonstrations of that particular robot doing its thing. A popular idea. It is quite large so you would have to have a pretty commitment to space required, but space versus time - I think that's a good calculation. Amazon has this system alled a Alexa, their own speaker system called the Amazon Echo and then released a smaller version again called the Amazon Dot, always listening, it's in your house. You can say, "Alexa, turn on some music. Or turn on some lights." It has become widely popular here in the United States, and here at CES we are seeing a lot of companies announcing products that have integration for Alexa, so if you have the Alexa set-up, you could tell it to start the dishwasher, or start a load of washing. But there is room for other companies to get in there and set up a more global standard, but we are a long way behind this is Australia, because we have power standards - completely different plugs, use different power standards. Thriving in the United States, but a very long way to go in Australia to see this stuff start to take off. Really does feel like the tyranny of distance, doesn't it? Even with technology.That's right, and those homeboys things, I would love one, but it does freak me out that someone is listening, always listening.I know, you just never know what they are to do next. Someone is listening somewhere.An archipelago of Western Australia is making an environmental comeback, which has led to the return of seabirds. The islands were heavily mined in the 19th century, leading to the destruction of many of the birds but the hard work of conservationists are starting to turn the place around. The Abrolhos Islands are actually an

Abrolhos Islands are actually an
archipelago of 120 islands out there, and they have around 140-odd plant species. This combination of different plants and ecosystems means that they provide a niche for certain animals out there. The Abrolhos Islands are one of the mostThe Abrolhos Islands are one of the most important bird-breeding sites in the Indian Ocean. Used to have millions of sea birds. If you look down the way, we are sitting on the edge of a colony, probably close to 1,000. This is one of a whole group of sea bird species that were ex-ka pated from Rat Island that were introduced by miners in the late 19th Century. For 68 years we didn't have a single sea bird recorded on Rat Island and we've been monitoring the return of the sea birds to Rat Island since 2003. We have been marking birds and trying to understand how the colony develops, where laying started and what controls the breeding of the birds which is quite interesting because they move around a lot to different places. Everywhere that people go, we have an impact, so fixing those impacts is really worthwhile in the long term and preventing it from getting worse, so some of the simple stuff, from removing weeds out there, that can have a very long-term effect. Yes, ice plants have completely covered this area and that's a problem for burrowing sea birds, because it's blocking the visual cues that the sea birds need so that they can then burrow into the area. We are getting rid of the ice plants and putting down weed-suppressing matting so that the weeds don't come back. The history of the wallabies on North Island is - they were actually introduced a while ago. It is believed they were brought here from some of the other Abrolhos Islands, and since their arrival, their numbers have exploded. At one stage I believe there were over 1,000 wallabies. The wallabies have the impact of eating all the seeds on all plants, so then you don't get the natural regeneration through that, no recruitment, so we set the fence up to keep the wallabies out, and there is a distinct difference inside the fence to outside the fence of plant health, plant growth. Pigeon Island is one of the islands. It is hielgly settled by fishermen and lobster shacks. It is pretty empty at the moment, no people around, and it does have a healthy population of reptiles. Supposed to be 7 species on this island, with I is pretty good for a small island. The Abrolhos Islands have been isolated from the mainland for about 5,000 years, and has developed a unique assemblage of fauna out there, and it is important that we all work together to protect those unique species of the islands.

Looks like a great place to visit, especially if you are a seabird. Time to talk sport, and an ordinary start for the Pakistani side.

start for the Pakistani side. This was the very first over, and Josh Hazlewood struck with the last ball from it and it was the danger man, Ali, who he bowled as well. They were looking for him to do what he has done all series and hold together this batting lineup. In his next over, a plum lbw and he unfortunately had to go as well. In more positive news for Pakistan, if Younus Khan can continue his form, he has missed all of these swinging deliveries from Josh Hazlewood at the moment, but it is not looking too great for them. They are three for 75 at the moment. They needed a further 410 runs for the date to pinch an unlikely win, now hopefully they can just manage a draw. The last time they played with that in mind, trying to salvage a draw, they were bowled out by Australia as well. Who knows what is possible, but what we have also been talking about all morning, the big dash, and one man in particular is on the radar of the national selectors at the moment, Ben Dunk. -- Big Bash. He belted 79 off 49 deliveries to lead the strikers to a six wicket win over Hobart. A big win for them, as it shows they can back up quickly.

Chased down with 10 balls to spare and his name is being tossed around for national duties because after this test series with Pakistan, we then head into all the shorter forms of the game, so he we have 1-day internationals and T20 international series coming up - a lot of them, too, so if he can continue that kind of form, he may very well be there. Tennis, and a certain big name has had to bow out of the Brisbane International. Yes, Rafa Nadal, as against Milos Raonic. A very impressive performance from him. The French open champion Muguruza had to withdraw with a thigh injury. The tall Spaniard in the green skirt, she apparently doesn't think it will rule her out of the Australian Open, or affect her lead up to that at all, so more precautionary at this stage, but also across in Perth, good news for Roger Federer fans, he was able to win his singles tie and the Hopman cup against Gasquet. Switzerland did dower of the competition. This was an interesting moment in the women's singles tie. That is Roger Federer's the men throwing her racket, apparently didn't raise any eyebrows, but she was very unhappy because she went down. I was surprised by that, as you can see, Gasquet also a bit surprised, and they took out the mixed doubles as well. Front against the USA later tonight. But unfortunately for all the Roger fans it may very well be the last time that Perth will see him play there on court. He did give them a little bit of hope, saying that he would return. He also talked about his kids. He has two sets of twins, and let's have a listen to see whether or not he thinks they might be playing tennis, or playing in the Hopman cup.I doubt that they will be 1-day hearing the Hopman cup, but if they do play here one day, one or all four, I will be watching them. There is not that much more tennis left in me, I guess, but at the same time I feel there is much more to come. It won't be my last time in Perth, I promise you that.You never believe them when they say they are not coming back.I think he has another 30 years in him.And another four more fed children in the offing. And in the A-League, a very auspicious start for Melbourne city.

auspicious start for Melbourne city.
And Michael Valkanis was given the lead of the team. This was the great strike, the only goal of the game which came on the 19th minute. A great curve to get it in the back of the net. It was this moment not too long after, we had a red card for that elbow, and you thought that maybe the score would blow out a little bit. The Wanderers down to 10 men and Melbourne city had 13 - one corner opportunities as well. But it wasn't to be. We saw Tim Cahill trying to get his name on the scorecard, it wasn't to be, but Michael Valkanis very happy.We created enough chances to really win the game more comfortably. I thought they were good, because it was a tough week. Someone that has been here for a very long time, and part of this club, shocked us with the news he was resigning, and I think this one was a little bit for John as well.Very nice sentiment following that when the Melbourne city. Hopefully they can be some better sentiments for the Pakistani cricket team as well at the SCG. We love a bit of an underdog tale, and that is what it has become.The last bit of test cricket, let's make it last.We have all late weather interruption in the last couple of days. Hopefully it can be a whole day. Hanging in there, but not too much. That's all from us here at Weekend Breakfast for today. We will have all the day's news in the next half-hour. Have a wonderful afternoon. Us again tomorrow.

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Hello and welcome to this special
summer edition of Australia Wide. I'm Yassmin Abdel-Magied. This week,
we're in the great outdoors and taking a look at some of
the wild and wonderful things this country has to offer. ERIN PARKE: This is serious stuff
for Bob Cooper, who's been teaching survival skills
for more than three decades. So how much water do you reckon
we'll get tomorrow, Dave? About a cupful should be good. GINNY STEIN: Lake Gairdner, a massive natural salt lake
in the middle of desert country, plays host to Speed Week each year. (MOTORCYCLE REVS) CATHY JACOBS: Victoria's government
is now considering more than a hundred submissions about
the future management of the Yarra,

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