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Today - demanding answers, SA calls for a review into New South Wales' handling of the Murray Darling Basin plan.

Authorities seize hundreds of kilos of chemicals that could have created three million hits of the drug ice. Donald Trump's son-in-law denies colluding with Russian officials during last year's presidential campaign.Let me be very clear, I did not collude with Russia, nor do I know of anyone else in the campaign who did so.And sugar coating the truth. A new study find many packaged foods contain added sugar that is not clearly identified on nutrition labels.

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There are serious concerns about the integrity of the Murray Darling Basin plan after a Four Corners investigation exposed secretive discussions between a New South Wales Government official and irrigation lobbyists. The top water bureaucrat in New South Wales Gavin Hanlon was Coe yertly recorded offering to share internal Government documents with lobbyists to provide them with ammunition. The recording of a 2016 conference reveals the New South Wales Government has been actively considering plans to abandon the $13 billion basin plan altogether. National rural reporter Anna Vidot joins us from Canberra now. What are the key issues that emerged from this program last night?The first allegation that you raised already, so the concern that a senior water bureaucrat in New South Wales was potentially sharing or was seeking to share high level information with irrigator groups and looking at ways to do that with taking the badging of department off that information, off those documents. That is one. The second, very serious allegation that was raised by the Four Corners report relates to the use of water and the extraction of water from the Barwon Darling Rivers in far western New South Wales. Four Corners heard from a former New South Wales compliance investigator, inspector who said they found evidence of tampering with water meters in the Barwon Darling and they found evidence to allege people were taking some irrigators in the Barwon Darling were taking more water out of the rivers than they were entitled to do. That is a serious allegation and it has caused a lot of consternation particularly from States further down stream. We saw yesterday's allegations around whether the rules for extracting water from the rivers in New South Wales are appropriate. There has been discussion about that already. What have the responses been this morning?Varied and environment groups in particular are furious. Many are calling for inquiries of some kind, whether that is in New South Wales itself through the anticorruption watchdog ICAC or also supporting calls from Greens SA Senator Sarah Hanson-Young for a Senate inquiry. SA has called for a judicial inquiry as well looking into some of these allegations. I have been speaking to also Indigenous groups who represent river communities in the basin. One Renae Woods, the head of the Murray lower darling rivers Indigenous nations who said he felt sick watching the program. He is concerned about this information-sharing that was alleged in the program but about allegations of too much water or more water than people were entitled to being taken out of the rivers. The irrigation community has reacted strongly also. There has been anger among some irrigator groups. Irrigators in the community who don't like the way the story was reported, who were concerned about that. We have seen, for example, the head of the National Irrigators Council and others, including irrigators I have spoken to this morning who are very concerned that there may be people doing the wrong thing because it is illegal. It is a serious crime to take water to which you are not entitled. There have been people saying if there are these things happening that are wrong, that needs to be followed up, compliance needs to be enforced. It will be interesting to see how the Governments themselves respond to these allegations today.Anna Vidot, thank you. I spoke to the New South Wales minister for regional water, Nile Blair in can were a short time ago.There are issues that were raised last night during the Four Corners program. I have asked my secretary of the department of industry to work with the New South Wales ombudsman to make sure we have a good look at the allegations that were raised.One of the big irrigation companies acknowledges there is a major problem. They say there are some areas where we are probably taking too much water. They concede that. You are the minister responsible, what are you going to do about it?We have the Murray Darling Basin plan that is now five years into it. There is a long way to go still. We are continuing to work with the communities and the other States to make sure water sharing plans are rolled up into water resource plans in 2019 and we continue to work towards that triple bottom line. Although there were issues raised last night, they are issues I have referred for further investigation and we are continuing to work with the other jurisdictions and with all the communities in New South Wales to continue to implement the Murray Darling Basin plan.Are you going to revise down the amount of water the big irrigators can take out of the system?The amounts and the rules that have been set since 2012 were done with wide consultation. The next stage is to look at the water resource plans which will go through extensive consultation with communities and all user groups within those different valleys, within the Murray Darling Basin and that will conclude with the new rules being rolled into the water resource plans in 2019. That is what we are doing. We have issues papers out at the moment -Do you concede on the basis of what you saw last night, what many people saw last night that something is drastically wrong with the system? The system is made up of many parts. The system is part of a broader plan and it has a time line attached to it. The next review for rules right throughout the valleys in New South Wales is setting towards those 2019 targets with the water resource plans. That will include every stakeholder, every valley and that is what we are working towards to address some of the issues in relation to compliance, that is - some of the allegations raised last night, I have referred those allegations to the head of my department to work and take consultation from the New South Wales ombudsman to look further into those allegations and report back. Some of those allegations, let's go to them. Your top water bureaucrat has been secretly recorded offering to share internal Government information with irrigation lobbyists, documents he proposed to strip of Government logos to assist with their lobbying. Are you comfortable with that?That is part of the investigation that I have asked the secretary to look at, to look at the context in which those meetings were held and to confirm what the Deputy Director-General has said, no market sensitive information has been revealed during any of those targeted stakeholder briefings. That is part of what I have asked the secretary, in consultation with the New South Wales ombudsman to look at.What if he was stripping documents off Government logos and passing them on. Are you comfortable with any bureaucrat doing that?I have asked the secretary of my department to look at these issues and provide a full report back to me for my consideration and I want that investigation to occur quickly and provide me with the relevant information...Instead of saying you have asked for an investigation, can you say specifically on that principle, would you be comfortable with any bureaucrat sending Government documents stripped of their logos to lobbyists?What I am going to do is make sure we get the secretary to look at this and the context in which those comments were made and the context that the meeting was held, particularly when it came to targeted stakeholder engagement. I will wait to get the information back from my secretary before I make any further comment about that.An investigator, Jamie Morgan, managed the department's strategic investigation unit until last year. He went to the north-west of New South Wales and found what he said was significant problems but then he says briefings weren't answered and no-one addressed the issues. He wntd a major operation to address it. Why wasn't that approved?All of those allegations that were made last night, I have referred my secretary to work with consultation, with the New South Wales ombudsman to provide me with information as to what the outcomes of that investigation are -But you are the minister, surely you have been well aware of these issues now, why is it enough for you just to say we will look into this now?Again, I want to make sure we have all the information at hand. These are allegations that have been made in relation to compliance. We don't condone anyone breaching the rules. It doesn't matter what your context is in New South Wales, we have water sharing rules that people must obey. We have had a change in compliance here in New South Wales where we have moved compliance out of the Department of Primary Industries and across the water to New South Wales. We need to get into the details on what investigations are up to where -You say you don't condone people breaking the rules but why don't you allow your investigators to investigate - this was your senior investigator finding serious problems in that part of the State. He wanted to look at it and he just wasn't supported. Why?It is my understanding that there are many investigations that are ongoing. That is the whole context in which I have asked the secretary to provide me a prompt response on all of the allegations that were made last night. We can't comment about individual investigations -Surely this should have been a priority? These could be ongoing investigations. We can't comment about any individual investigation that is going. That is why I have asked the secretary to look at all of the allegations and come back to me, look at the agencies that are involved because compliance has now transferred across to water New South Wales from DPI Water, I want a full update on all of the issues that were raised last night, particularly when it comes to compliance. The secretary, in consultation with the New South Wales ombudsman is the best person placed to do that.How many breaches for misuse of water extraction have been prosecuted in the past five years?That is information that I am expecting the secretary to provide me with a complete picture -Surely that is information you should be across this morning after what we saw last night, after there is so much concern from people in outback New South Wales, these are constituents of the national Liberal Party, loyal members of the national Liberal Party, they are hurting out there now. They want answers to this, why don't you, as the minister, know a simple fact like that now?There are many different compliance regimes we have when it comes to water in New South Wales. The program last night actually identified one of those that had led to a successful finding against one of the land holders that pleaded that they were doing the wrong thing. In relation to compliance, there are many different activities that are undertaken by our agencies and have done. There have been many cases where people have been fined and also some prosecutions have gone through. The focus is to have a look at what the issues were that were raised last night. The secretary will provide that advice back to me because it is concerning that if we have a very big commitment by the New South Wales Government to continue to work in the parameters of the Murray Darling Basin plan, anyone stepping outside of that, we need to make sure we have confidence in our compliance system. That is as minister what I want. That is why I have asked the secretary to provide me with those details, to consult with the New South Wales ombudsman so we can continue to get on with implementing the plan. Everyone in every one of our valleys can rely upon the compliance measures we have in New South Wales. There has been a change in New South Wales to the compliance measures recently, when we transferred compliance across to Water New South Wales. We want to make sure the system is robust. We want to have confidence in the system and want to continue to do the good work that is happening in each and every one of the valleys to make sure that we put the triple bottom line when it comes to the Murray Darling Basin plan right across not just New South Wales but across the rest of the States.The New South Wales minister for water there. Ian Hunter is the SA minister for water and the River Murray. He has been listening to that interview and he joins us from Adelaide. Welcome. What do you make of the approach of the New South Wales minister?I feel for the minister. It is understandable that he is concerned about this. However, I don't believe the rest of the country will be happy with an internal New South Wales investigation. You will be aware I have called for an urgent meeting of COAG to discuss this issue and for Premiers and the Prime Minister to determine an independent judicial review led by the Commonwealth is the only way we can reinstate confidence in the Murray Darling Basin plan going forward.Why don't you trust New South Wales to do this?You can't trust the Department of Primary Industries to investigate itself. In a similar fashion, you can't trust the New South Wales Government to investigate itself. When we are at a position where we need to have all actors, States, Territories and the Commonwealth acting in good faith, it is understandable that the States would want a Commonwealth overview of what has been happening in New South Wales.What were your key areas of concern out of the program?There were any number. Allegations there was a conspiracy at the highest levels of the public service in New South Wales to subvert the Murray Darling Basin plan. There was footage of a teleconference involving the Director-General and participants were joking about plan Bs and plan Cs and playing saying plan C is scary and plan B, to withdraw from the Murray Darling Basin plan, was fun. That is concerning. Lack of compliance in the metering, not knowing how much water is being extracted from the Murray Darling Basin system is a crucial aspect of the plan. If we don't know how much is being extracted, you can't plan to put water back into the system. If there are rogue elements and it seems to be systematic, certainly in the Barwon, according to Four Corners, not reporting on how much water they are taking out of the system, that undermines confidence in the plan. What is the reality right now in SA with the state of the system?The state of the system has been good. We know that the plan is working but that requires everybody to work in good faith. If someone suspects someone is subverting the plan, taking vast amounts of water for free for agricultural purposes that aren't sustainable, that undermines the willingness of all people to participate in the plan. We have difficulties with eastern States at the best of times. We have difficulties with Victoria, and certainly with New South Wales. Victorians think that New South Wales is getting away with rorting the plan, then what is in it for them to sign up to the plan as well? We need to have confidence across the system. We need to know that the compliance and metering in New South Wales works. That the reporting to the Murray Darling Basin authority is accurate. That requires Commonwealth oversight.What is the health of the system in the SA portion of it now?We know we have had some good rain events and good environmental flows courtesy of the Commonwealth environmental water holder. We are getting fish breeding back in the wetlands of the Coorong and Lower Lakes. The interventions are working well. This is in a good time. It is designed to protect the entire river system in times of pressure, droughts and decreasing rainfall. We haven't been tested with that recently, although it hasn't been great in Queensland and in northern New South Wales in recent months. We need everybody to sign up to the plan and deliver what they promised and signed up to and what has been legislated. If we have a portion of a State not complying with the requirements of the plan, it undermines confidence in the system.Thanks for talking to us this morning Ian Hunter. To other news - New South Wales police and Border Force agents say they have cracked a criminal syndicate and seized chemicals which could have made up to three million portions of the drug ice. Two people have been arrested and more than 300 kl of ephedrine has been confiscated. The chemicals were found in metal canisters and milking machines being imported on ships. Police are planning to reveal more about the haul later today. Officials in Pakistan say 26 people have died and almost 50 injured by a suspected suicide bomber on a motorbike. The bomb exploded on a busy road near a vegetable market in Lahore. The Pakistani Taliban says it was behind the attack. Local reports suggest police were the intended target and several officers are among the dead. Police are hunting for a man who attacked five people with a chainsaw in a town in Switzerland. Franz Wrousis was living in the woods before launching his attack on workers at a health insurance office. One of the employees was seriously injured but is in a stable condition. More than 100 officers are searching the area. Donald Trump's son-in-law has defended his conduct during the 2016 presidential campaign and denied collusion with Russian officials. Jared Kushner was speaking after a closed door session of the Senate Intelligence Committee where he was asked to explain what he knew about Russian interference in the election. Ben Knight is in Washington and he joins us now. There was three hours of testimony given. What detail have been gained from that?Nothing yet. All we have is Jared Kushner's version of events. We have been promised that there will be a transcript provided this this closed door meeting and that is being done with the permission of Jared Kushner's lawyers but we don't have any idea of when that might be coming out. It is interesting, this is before the Senate Intelligence Committee and it is not a hearing as such. People may be able to bring up an image in their minds of what some of these Senate hearings look like. Remember Colonel Oliver North, standing before the Senate committee and holding up his right hand, that is the full deal, if you like. This is not that. It may welcome to that but this is not that. What this was was an agreement which was negotiated between Jared Kushner's lawyers and the Republican chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Rather than subjecting him to that kind of hearing or they may not even be ready to hold it yet, it would be a closed door hearing and in fact it wouldn't be with senators who were members of the committee, it would be with investigators. The same thing will happen with the judiciary committee and also with the house Senate committee because there are three congressional committees looking into this. Those investigators have this meeting, they sit down. Many of them have a high level security clearance, so they have access to solid background from US intelligence agencies in order to frame their questions. This is the beginning of the process of these committees starting the public phase of their investigations.Let me be very clear, I did not collude with Russia, nor do I know of anyone else in the campaign who did so. I had no improper contacts. I have not relied on Russian funds for my businesses. I have been fully transparent in providing all requested information. Donald Trump had a better message and ran a smarter campaign and that is why he won.What has been the response from within the White House?All we have is a word that has come through White House spokes people, which is that the President is very proud of his son-in-law and in fact, we have hour or
just been watching for the last half hour or so President Donald Trump in West Virginia speaking to the boy scouts jam boree and he was in a fine mood. He ran off the script quite a bit and free-wheeled around, talking about everything from the size of his election victory to how they will be able to say merry Christmas again come the holidays. It was Donald Trump in an expansive mood. He feels like that went well, clearly.Has this done anything to get to the bottom of the allegations or just fan the flames?This is very early days. Before Jared Kushner went into this meeting - and let's remember what he was being asked about. He was being asked about why he had failed to disclose four meetings with Russian officials during the election campaign. Especially why he failed to disclose them on a very important form he had to fill out in order to get his high level White House security clearance. His explanation as to why they weren't put in that form was it was a miscommunication, the form was sent off too early before it was completed. The rest of his defence of holding those meetings boils down to a few things. One of them is that he was an inexperienced political operative, perhaps naive, another one is that it was in the midst of a hectic election campaign and that these meetings weren't that important. He barely remembered them. There was nothing interesting that came out of them apparently. That hasn't been accepted by a number of Democrats. For a couple of reasons, one being that they say it doesn't matter who you are, when a foreign power, particularly an adversarial foreign power comes to you and starts asking for meetings, that is not an appropriate thing to do. But also, that they simply say all we have here is Jared Kushner's version of events. We don't know if they were inconsequential meetings. He says they are. He had four meetings with Russian operatives during the campaign. Other members of the campaign gave false or misleading information about Russian operatives or agents that they met during the campaign. It is building a picture and they don't feel like they can take Jared Kushner's word for what went on in the meetings. That is where the investigators come in with their access to intelligence material, who can interrogate those things in a way that they haven't been publicly interrogated before. Thanks Ben Knight. The British parents of a terminally ill baby have dropped their legal battle to take him to the US for experimental treatment. The decision comes because Charlie Gard's rare genetic condition is now irreversible. Lisa Millar reports.It was the latest medical reports and scans, the MRI of Charlie's brain that finally was the deciding factor for the parents who had wanted to save their son and give him a chance at life. Instead realised that continuing this battle was only going to prove more painful for everyone. There were no winners in this case. Everyone wanted what was best for Charlie but that is where the sides differed. The parents felt that if he had been given the treatment they wanted to see him given earlier on, then he may have had a better chance at life. The hospital all along said that the damage from this genetic disorder was just too great for this little baby to overcome. The parents have given up their legal battle, five months, an emotional rollercoaster for everyone and certainly for those who have been waiting outside the court, giving their support as well.Our son is an absolute warrior and we cannot be prouder of him and we will miss him terribly. His body, heart and soul may soon be gone but his spirit will live on for eternity and he will make a difference to peoples' lives for years to come, we will make sure of that.He has been in there since April. When he had the treatment then when Connie and Chris said, he needed this treatment when it first started, we wouldn't be here today. That child would be in America or Italy, not here.More than $2 million has been raised during this legal battle, money that was going to be spent on getting Charlie to the US for this experimental medical treatment. Now, his parents say that they will set up a foundation hoping that this case will mean lessons will have been learned and that medical decisions like this in the future will be treated differently. Charlie Gard will remain in hospital and decisions about his immediate medical future, whether he is moved into palliative care, are still unknown. Time for a check of the weather. Good morning Nate Byrne. You have a climate change report for us this morning?I certainly do. Good morning. A new study has found extreme El Nino events will more than double in frequency, even if we only hit that 1.5 degree of warming that was the Paris climate accord's most ambitious goals. They have actually aimed for 2 degrees and said "If we can, we should aim to try and only hit 1.5 degrees". This study has found at that lower limit even, we are more likely to have big El Nino events once every 10 years potentially. Very significant news, especially for Australia's climate. That means more droughts, potentially longer and more intense bushfire seasons and more damage for the reef, unfortunately ahead. Looking at the temperatures being reached by around about 2040, 2050 if we hit the targets we are aiming for.How frequent are the big El Nino events now? You are saying they are likely to happen twice within every 10 years, how does it shorten? At the moment it is about once every 22 years or so. We are talking averages here. That doesn't mean that on the clock every 22 years you get a big one. It is not the weak El Nino events where we just see dry conditions, those few - slightly fewer tropical cyclones, that sort of thing but the really big ones that make the big intense drought events that can last for extended periods of time causing lots of damage to crops and to livestock. It is also the story for the reef that is the bigger concern, I think, especially for Australia. We can do a lot to look after our farmers but looking after the reef is proving very difficult and all the extra heat in the water is not a good news story for the reef.Warm across the top of the nation today?Yes, for today, looking at another clear sky day especially across the north. A ridge of high pressure is sticking around. Look at that, around. Look at that, barely a cloud to be seen. Further soud, we have a cold front moving to the south of the south-east with an associated low pressure system. That cold front is clipping Victoria and over Tasmania bringing showers with it. The next cold front is approaching Perth. Another day of rain. Poor Perth hasn't had a day off for a while.Around the States and Territories?Starting with Queensland...

Tomorrow we will see the rain possibly reaching Canberra, but the high pressure system is keeping the rain clearing it the south.

The top stories today: South Australia is calling for an inquiry into the New South Wales' handling of the Murray-Darling Basin plan. It follows an ABC Four Corners investigation that reveals the New South Wales Government has actively been considering ways to abandon the multibillion-dollar scheme. Chemicals that could have been used to make up to 3 million portions of the drug, ice, have abouten seized in a major drug bust. NSW Police and Australian Border Force have arrested two people and confiscated more than 300kg of ephedrine since investigations began in March this year. Jared Kushner has denied any collusion with Russia during last year's presidential campaign. Mr Kushner is the first senior campaign official to be questioned by the Senate by the Intelligence Committee over alleged rein -- Russian interference. And new research reveals most packaged foods do not clearly label. And 7 out of 10 items contain added sugar that is not clearly stated. Returning to our top story now and Sarah Hanson-Young says the Federal Parliament needs to step up and investigate the integrity of the Murray-Darling Basin plan.Of course I'm a senator from South Australia so this is something that is very close to my heart and very close to all South Australians. We've lived for years at the bottomnd of the Murray and we thought after all this time that finally perhaps there would be a fair set of rules where people would use the water fairly, the environment would get what it needed, so that the river would survive. The fact that we've heard allegations that people are illegally pumping more water out of the river that was paid for by taxpayers to be returned to the environment is just unthinkable. And the reason why I think the Parliament needs to be investigating this is because it was the Federal Parliament who signed off on the Murray-Darling Basin plan when it was finalised. We have a responsibility to keep a watchful eye on what is going on. These allegations have now come about. It is our job to look at what's going on and make sure the cop on the beat is doing their job. Of course, the other element of all of this is none of these allegations would have come about if we didn't have a brave whistleblowers, and we saw some of them on the television last night There are others out there who are very worried about coming forward, given their roles in various government agencies, and departments, and of course the industry itself. A A parliamentary inquiry would give them the cover of parliamentary privilege, so that we could get even more evidence out to ensure that we can fix this. What we need today urgently is a strong statement from the Water Minister, Barnaby Joyce, and the Prime Minister, that they are committed to a plan that returns the water that the river needs to survive. If we don't get that today, we will see further unravelling of this process. And we can't afford it here in South Australia. We are at the bottom end of the river. We need this river to be living in order for our lifeblood of our cities, our towns and our industry to keep growing. And some residents in and around Broken Hill in New South Wales, including farmers, gathered to watch last night's Four Corners program at a local function centre. Reporter Liv Casben was there and spoke to grazier Kate McBride.Is there is a lot of anger in the community of Broken Hill and its surrounds as a result of the Four Corners investigation, and people wanting further investigations done. One of those people who featured in the program is Kate McBride. You are a fifth-generation farmer, and we saw you in the show riding along those very dry riverbeds. Kate, what did you immediately make of the program? Look, I was just disgusted with the amount that people get away with. We were left with absolutely no water and yet people upstream had pretty much as much as they wanted to and got away with it. I can't get over T You literally rode kilometre upon kilometre along very dry beds. That doesn't happen often, although it does in brought.Look, the Murray-Darling has occasions of being dry, the Darling in particular, but never has no flow longer than two months. Last year we saw 8 months with no flow. That water is everything to us, not only for our stock, but also domestic. We shower in that and we got our taps completely turned off. There is a clear conflict of interest, I reckon, with some people. One of the things we should start calling for is the ministries of agriculture and water to be separated both at a State and federal level because the conflicts of interest that we are seeing today is horrendous, particularly people choosing irrigators over everyone else and graziers and everything being completely left in the dark. Nutrition experts say the health star rating system should be changed to better reflect the level of added sugar in packaged food. The George Institute for Global Health in Sydney has reviewed more than 34,000 packaged foods with health star ratings. The Institute says naturally occurring sugars found in fruit, dairy are treated the same as sugars during processing. The City of manchester has banded together after a bombing at the Ariana Grande concert killed 22 people. How the bomber became radicalised is a question that is still to be answered. Tonight's Foreign Correspondent's Hamish Macdonald looks into the pressure faced by Manchester's Muslim community in the wake of the attack. Hundreds of people were caught up in this attack, including 15-year-old Samiah. She had waited months to see her idol, Ariana Grande.As soon as the show had finished, we heard like a loud bang sound and I thought it was like a balloon or something. What's going on? (SCREAMING) Oh my god!These people, they look at me like, "Oh, yeah, you're Muslim. You must be a terrorist or something." And I was like, "No, I was a victim of the attack." They attacked me and they say I'm the same religion. Obviously I'm not. Here is more from reporter Hamish Macdonald. He was interviewed on The Breakfast program this morning.That terrorist attack in Manchester, as tragic as it was, was one of a string of terrorist attacks that occurred here many The London Bridge attacks, an attack by right-wing extremist on the Finsbury Park Mosque in London, and of course you had the Manchester attack as well. In the wake of some of those attacks, the Prime Minister said, "Enough is enough." Theresa May came out and said, "We've got to talk about extremism in this country. We've go the to have difficult and embarrassing conversations," "really pointing the finger, it was, interpreted at the Muslim population, and so those conversations are happening and that's what we kind of tapped into, in tonight's addition of Foreign Correspondent. I this I it is a really robust conversation that is happening. A lot of the people that we met, particularly the Libyan community in Manchester was say-to-us, "Actually, we've got a problem. We do have a problem here and we need to confront it. There are monsters lurking in our house,"" that was the phrase that one senior member of the Libyan community put to us, "And we've got to bring that out into the open." We met a lot of Libyans who had left the Didsbury Mosque, the mosque that Salman Abadi had worshipped up, his father called to prayer. These Libyans told us, "We left that Mosque in 1990s because it was overtaken by extremists and radicals and we didn't feel comfortable there any longer. Perhaps we needed to have a conversation and put more pressure on at that time and say actually these views are not acceptable in our community." The reality is that in the month after the Manchester attack, hate crimes against Muslims that were recorded were up 500% on the same period the year before. That said, Manchester is an incredibly diverse community, also an incredibly tight community. They are from the north, they're bred tough up there. Solidarity is a big part of the community spirit there, so I think what we found is actually a lot of people wanting to engage, and we found some really dynamic conversations that having covered these terrorist attacks all over the world, both sort of during and after, you rarely see because I think people get so emotional in their reaction to these things, they often don't get particularly sensible conversations. And you can see Foreign Correspondent tonight on ABC TV at 9.20 and any time later on iview. The United Nations Refugee Agency says Australia has broken its promises when it comes to resettling refugees. The UNHCR says it agreed to support the US refugee deal provided those with close family members in Australia were able to resettle here. Guy Goodwin-Gill is the incoming Acting Director of the Kaldor Centre the UNSW. He says it relies on keeping families together manyThere was an understanding, if not a written agreement that those refugees and asylum seekers with close family ties in Australia would be settled here, because, as we all know, as Australia knows from decades of experience, if you want to see successful integration, successful settlement, it is important to keep families together, and that is a basic precept of UNHCR's operations as well, to ensure that families are not divided. I think unfortunately what the Government has done is draw its proverbial line in the sand, to paint itself into the proverbial corner, and that's unfortunate. It leaves absolutely no room for flexibility, and as we know, in relation to what's been happening in PNG and Nauru, it leaves absolutely no room for humanity either and that's the sadness. In this complex and complicated world, we need to keep options open, need to think proactively into the future about how to manage refugees and displacement. When I came here first in 1978 it was in the context of Indo-China resettlement and Australia was a model nation in relation to responding to the needs of those in desperation in South East Asia. We could always ask for more. I think Australia does do its best. I would urge it to do more, indeed, and I would ask it not to draw lines in the sands in relation to categories of the displaced. It goes beyond to the broader issue. Australia, as we know is seeking and will likely get a seat on the Human Rights Council in the coming October. It is also very well-placed and I'm sure would like to play a major role in developing and formulating and operationalising the global compacts which are being debated, the global come bakt pact on refugees, and global compact on safe and orderly migration, and to do that, to play an important role, it needs credibility, and needs to put many of its policies and practices behind it because they have seriously undermined its credibility as an international actor on these issues.A book about Nelson Mandela has been withdrawn from sale after objections from his family. The boo being was written by Nelson Mandela's former doctor. It details private medical information about Mr Mandela's final years before his death in December of 2013. The widow of the apartheid hero, grassia Michelle expressed her anger and distress over the book which she said breached doctor-patient confidentiality. The publisher Penguin has apologised and removed it from the shelves. Greenland is one of the most remote parts of-the-planet, but changes there could affect coastal communities around the world. Scientists are worried the country's ice sheet is melting faster than expected. That could see ocean levels rise and low-lying areas around the world affected by floods. A vivid blue snakes across the Greenland ice sheet, a beautiful sight, but when the ice here melts, the oceans rise around the world. On the horizon, the ice sheet loom as head of us. We've joined a team of British scientists. They are trying to understand how the ice is changing. We touched down in one of the remotest corners of the planet. The first task is to set up camp, a home in an utterly barren wilderness. From the air, all you can really see is what looks like a vast expanse of endless white, but that isn't the whole story, because what's hard to grasp, as I stand here, is that this is just the surface of a vast mass of ice that is unbelievely thick. So let's imagine cutting it away, right in front of me. The ice sheet stretches for as much as 2 miles, 3km, from the surface here, right down to the rock below. In fact, it's so thick, you could take the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, and fit four of them end to end inside. And as we walk around, there is a real surprise. White ice is turing dark, and the darker a surface, the more it absorbs the sun's rays, and like wearing a black T-shirt on a hot day, the more it warms up. If You've got this dark ice here.Yes. Martin Trenter, the chief scientist here says one reason for the dark ice is algae, tiny plants. They might be microscopically small, but they are having a big impact.What we want to know is how far the algae can spread over the Greenland ice sheet as the climate warms, and it might well be that they will cause more melting and an acceleration of sea level rise. In the evening light, the shimmer of gentle streams, thousands of them. Until recently, the melting in summer was balanced by snow fall in winter. But in the last 20 years, the flows of water have multiplied, each one adding to the level of the oceans. No-one is saying that this whole thing is going to melt in the next decade or even in the next 100 or even in the next 1,000 years, but it doesn't all have to melt for more people to be in danger. Only a very small amount, only a very small portion of this ice sheet has to melt to raise sea levels and then threaten people in coastal communities around the world. What is striking is that this massive block of ice may be vulnerable if moral by darken the surface and lead to faster melting. Down at the edge of the ice sheet, the streams become a torrent. We already know that melt water is raising the level of the sea bit by bit, but the researchers here want to find out whether that rise will accelerate, and for people in low-lying areas of Florida, Bangladesh, parts of Britain, getting an accurate forecast really matters. The top stories today: South Australia calls for an inquiry into New South Wales' handling of the Murray-Darling Basin plan as Four Corners reveals New South Wales has actively been considering ways to abandon the multibillion-dollar scheme. Chemicals that could have been used to make up to 3 million portions of the drug, ice, have been seized by NSW Police and Australian Border Force. Donald Trump's son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner has denied any collusion with Russia in last year's presidential campaign after being questioned by a Senate committee panel. Australia's brightest students are vying for medals in international mats and science Olympiads. Natasha Robertson reports. In training for the Either Science Olympics. There is a mountain of theory to digest.We are essentially trying to run them through about the equivalent of a first year university-level geoscience course, so it is very intense. Which of the following interpretations are correct and there are several possible?It is not a classic science discipline, but either science has gained a pressing importance around the world as climate change gathers pace.I'm really excited. I want to meet lots of other people from around the world who have the same interests as me, who have the same kind of thought patterns as me and I want to learn more about things.The first thing you do when you get to an outcrop like this is to stand back and have a look at the big picture. Part of the prep raition is examining minerals in rocks. These outcrops were formed from molten lava from hundreds of millions of years ago.From an early age I enjoyed looking at scientific articles and reading about what's in the world.27 teenagers were chosen from a pool of 150,000 to represent Australia at the Olympiads. In either science, students will form global teams for their fieldwork. It's incredibly important that you get complete international cooperation if we're going to have any chance at stopping or even reversing the effects of climate change. The either science team will travel to Europe next month, hopefully to return as medallists. Australia's gymnastics program has been radically overhauled in a bid to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Next year's Commonwealth Games will be a chance to see whether some of the changes have been effective. In gymnastics, balance and grace are essential. Speed and aggression are, too. It has been Michael Mercedes yeah's passion since he was 5 years old.I got put into it by my parents. They put me into gymnastics because I was good at cartwheels.He has come a long way since then. The 26-year-old has won national titles and qualified for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, but that dream was never realised.I did a turn and I rolled my archg cell and that was one week out from departure and that was quite - it was quite devastating at the time, and it took me a while to get over that afterwards. Now the mechanical engineering student has a chance to put that behind him if he represents Australia at next year's Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.It means so much to me, to get a home Games would - I would be so happy to compete as part of the team.He is not the only one aiming for selection. Riana Mizen is considered one of Australia's best gymnastics prospects.It takes a lot of commitment. I train 32.5 hours a week, so I have other things to do, so it's all about training.She is benefitting from a radical shift in thinking around gymnastics in Australia, programs that are individualalised but delivered in a team environment. .Last World Championships was a few years ago and we ranked about 26 there, so wasn't an ideal position, so we want to work our way up.If they reach the top 12 countries, they will qualify for the Olympics. Gym nas tigs, such a great sport to do as a kid. Paul Kennedy with a look at today's sport. How are the Australians going at the swimming World Championships in BudapestJoe, did you just say you did gymnastics as a kid.I was very bad at it. I couldn't even end up doing a black flip. I got to that level, but it was so good in establishing basic coordination as a kid, I just love it.Anyone checking out your Facebook page, you swinging on a vine.That's about as good as it gets.World Swimming Championships in Budapest, not quite as exciting - I'm only joking - Emma McKeon has done well, she comes in second behind Sarah Sjostrom is out and out one of the stars of swimming in the world, a world record holder, Olympic champ. Emma McKeon was really pleased with her silver medal here. Going into the Olympic Games, so much expectation on these swimmers and without mentioning too much about Rio, this is what you can read into the comments from Emma McKeon. Check it out.That's another PB. I've gone equal PB in the heats and then a PB and another PB in the final and that's all anyone wants is to go quicker each semifinal, so I'm so happy. I think I'm becoming more of a resilient type athlete and each time I race and each time I come to these big meets, I think I get mentally stronger each time, so that's what I'm looking for.Good to see her doing well in that regard, Emma McKeon, swimming her fastest and that's a good example.What do you say that's a good example, having a good attitude? ?Well, the comments about resill Jens and what's come from the Rio Olympics. 8 gold medals in the same events, so he the World Championships before Rio, then heaped a lot of expectation on the swimmers, they all had a different language that they were using going in, trying to relax and enjoy themselves. Anyway, the Rio Olympics were nowhere near perfect and not meeting the expectations of the swimmers. I think they've gone back to complete basics and thought, "Well, personal bests are what I'm after and not so much concentrating on the medals." The medals will take care of themselves if you swim your fastest. She has done that and performed particularly well overnight, not a gold, but no-one can beat Sarah Sjostrom at the moment.Turning to AFL, what is happening with Collingwood?That's a big question, I probably can't give you a full answer, but we know that the CEO has gone. And to give you an example of what this football club and how it stands apart, the CEO is usually a back room man or woman who operates logistically and everything else and is by nature a back-room employee, albeit the boss, but at Collingwood, it was a big full press conference, media conference and Gary Pert actually became emotional and started crying after his 10 years at the helm of Collingwood. It is big news about what is happening at that club at the moment. Eddie McGuire is not going anywhere. He is the President, some are staying has stayed too long, has been there since the '90s, but there are three separate reviews of Collingwood going on at the moment, and one is into the board and the governance, the other is into the business model and the other is into football, so the position of the coach is questioned at the moment, what will happen to Nathan Buckley, all of his assistants, the guy that puts the lists together, the chief recruiter, the football manager.Sounds like a State Government down there. It is - Collingwood is a big organisation. And they're 13th on the ladder.Yes! .And the President was chief columnist in one of the newspapers said it was time for him to move on. He launched a very fierce and firm attack of his own reputation there as well, so I wonder if any of these three reviews will criticise the performance of the President.I doubt it.Perhaps not.Paul, just very quickly before we have to go. What's the latest on the cricket pay dispute? Steve Smith and David Warner were part of discussions yesterday and they said that they will and are prepared to boycott the tour of Bangladesh which is coming up in the next few weeks if they don't receive some sort of pay deal that they are happy with. They have voted to go and train in Darwin as a pre-tour camp, but those negotiations are ongoing. If they don't find a solution soon, the Australians won't tour Bangladesh. Jeez, still pretty tough. Thanks, Paul, time for the weather with Nate Byrne.G'day, on the satellite picture, the country is mostly cloud-free, thanks to a ridge of high pressure sitting across the north, below that, a cold front bringing showers to the south-east. Taking a look around the states:

Tomorrow we will see the high pressure system continue to keep most of the skies clear and showers across the

Cheers, Nate. Stick with us on the ABC News Channel. Next hour, we will be chasing more reaction to the controversy over how water is being used in the Murray-Darling Basin after the Four Corners story last night, and I will speak to the researcher who has discovered why health star ratings on food packaging are not what they appear to be. That's coming up after the break. Stick with us on the ABC News Channel.

Today - outrage down stream. New South Wales upped fire for its handling of the Murray Darling Basin plan.

Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, denies colluding with Russia in the 2016 election campaign.Let me be very clear - I did not collude with Russia, nor do I know of anyone else in the campaign who did so.Hidden health risk, nutrition experts say the star rating is not reflecting the level of sugar in packaged food. A world first after a treacherous journey, Australian Lisa Blair set to become the first woman to circumnavigate Antarctica solo. Hello, welcome to mornings, I'm Joe O'Brien. Looking at the weather first...

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