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(generated from captions) A Taste of Landline tonight at 8 o'clock on ABC TV. Let's take you now to Adelaide where Scott Morrison is speaking.... Looking at the project opportunities, the infrastructure needs of South Australia and a way of boosting productivity, but also ensuring the living standards and quality of life of South Australians are supported. Did he make any specific requests for funding projects?Well, he took me through their project plan that they've been working on and have been talking about for some time, both on rail and road, and I think these are have ex- -- very exciting plans and plans that a State Government, should they form a government after the next State election, that they can pursue. Issues of funding and the partnerships that are necessary, I think Stephen Marshall has demonstrated a real innovation in this area and that's what's needed for those types of project. REPORTER: Any other projects he requested frour help on other than the road and rail?Those were the major wounds we spoke about today, buts that a fairly big project, transport and infrastructure plan for South Australia and as a government, we are very focused on those types of initiatives and the extent to which the Federal Government has the ability to participate in these, well, they will be discussions for down the track if they're able to form a government.When he released that plan, the freight industry said they weren't keen on it at all. WithLe, I will leave that to others in South Australia to comment on, but what I know is that in Stephen Marshall there is one thinking innovatively about South Australia and its future and needs and the economic challenges that South Australia faces, and I'm very keen to be working with my South Australian colleagues here in ensuring that our national economic policies mean that South Australians are brought along with the growth that we're hoping to achieve in the years ahead. REPORTER: You met Senator Xenophon today to talk about savings measures. What is he asking for? Well, I will leave those discussions between Senator Xenophon and his team, who I met with today, and myself. We will continue to work constructively with the crossbench. We will be introducing some important measures next week, and obviously they will ultimately go to the Senate and we will be seeking support from right across the Port, but I'm not going to give Bill Shorten and Chris Bowen a leave pass when it comes to their first responsibility to be supporting the Government to bring the Budget back to balance. It was the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd Government that trashed the Budget, and now when they are in Opposition, they are not doing what's necessary to support this government, in bringing it back to balance, and while I look forward positively and optimistically to what we hopefully might be able to achieve with Senator Xenophon and his team, that is not to relieve from Chris Bowen and Bill Shorten their responsibility to stump up. The only thing they are proposing are higher taxes, and there are savings that can be made and need to be made for expenditures that used to exist, that rose to meet a rising revenues that we used to see from mining investment booms and commodities and so son on, and expenditure has to be framed against the long-term outlook for revenue, not on the fantasies of Chris Bowen and Bill Shorten.REPORTER: Treasurer, where does the refugee transfer process now stand since the publicity about Donald Trump saying it was a dumb idea?Well, the Prime Minister and the Minister for Immigration are the one whose will speak more in detail about these things to the extent that they are in a position to do so, but what is clear, what we have seen from Bill Shorten is he has failed a test of leadership. I mean, when Bill Shorten's feet are put to the fire, they melt, and we saw that. There was a clear national interest in supporting the Prime Minister in the strong stand he has taken, standing up for Australian interests in these discussions with President Trump to ensure that an arrangement that will see legitimate refugees, people who have actually been through a pros is and found to be refugees, to ensure that they can be resettled under the terms of the arrangement, which were put in place in an agreement with the Obama Administration. Now, it is in the national interest of Australia for Australians to come together and support ensuring that we are able to continue to have that arrangement in place, and what we saw from Bill Shorten was just the usual rank opportunism of a political hack who wanted to spoil. That's where he fails the test of leadership on every occasion. REPORTER: What do you think of the way Donald Trump has spoken to Malcolm Turnbull?I wasn't part of that conversation. What I do know is that our Prime Minister stood up for Australia's interests, and I've known Malcolm Turnbull for a long time and he has never one to be cowered in any way. He will speak politely, respectfully, but strongly in Australia's national interests, and that's exactly what he did, and it is disappointing that Bill Shorten, rather than saying, "Well done, Malcolm. Good on you for sticking up for Australia's national interests," just had to get engaged in the usual rank politics that he is well-known for.REPORTER: Do you think the deal will fall through?I believe that there has been very good faith gone into this process by the officials who have been working away on this, and obviously from our end we have been able to get this agreement to where it is now, and I believe we will continue to work through that arrangement, based on the commitments that both President Trump has given to the Prime Minister and we've given to the United States. I mean, the agreement provides appropriately for a vetting process on the individuals, but I think it's important to note that these are individuals who have already been through a refugee assessment process in accordance with the UNHCR guidelines, and these individuals have been found to be refugees - they are people who, in the vast majority of cases are already living in the community, in Nauru, which is different to how that has been represented by others, so - look, it is a constructive arrangement that has been put in place to solve a difficult problem. We have no solutions from the Labor Party on this, just a cynical culture of complaint and rank populism and politics, and so Malcolm Turnbull and Peter Dutton and the rest of the Government are just getting on with solving the problems for Australia. Thanks very much for your time.That's Scott Morrison speaking in Adelaide. Let's take you to sports news now with Sian none Byrne.We can look back on October 12th when the actual inaugural women's draft was. It is about 16 weeks and we are now under way for, as you mentioned, an historic night where we will see the first two teams out of eight actually take to the field, and it has, great news, Jeremy, been relocated to a new vn knew because they needed a bigger stadium and ground.The reception has been amazing.It certainly has and I don't think people could understand that really it has probably been 10 years in the making to have very