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live by Ai-Media. Tonight - breaking news. A Federal Minister quits Cabinet in breach
of dual citizenship rules. Inexcusable punch - a man smashes a woman in the face in a sickening road rage attack. Rising high - 70,000 new units from Strathfield
to Westmead, but will it trigger
a new affordability crisis? Sirius saved for now. The court ruling, sparing Sydney's
most controversial tower. The magic pill doctors hope
will help beat Alzheimer's. And fighting for survival. Des Hasler's future being decided
at a Bulldogs' Board meeting. We're live to Belmore. VOICE-OVER: Live from
our Sydney headquarters, this is Seven News
with Mark Ferguson.

Good evening. Just moments ago, federal Resources Minister
Matt Canavan has stood down from his Cabinet position - revealing he's now caught up in
the dual citizenship controversy. To political editor Mark Riley - Mark, what's happened?

The citizenship scandal hitting the government at the highest ministerial level. One of the up and comers of the Nationals, a Queensland senator, is standing down as Minister for resources in northern Australia and stepping out of Canberra, but not stepping out of it. It seems he was born in Australia, unknown to him, he was made an Italian citizen by virtue of his parents citizenship. He said that he is an innocent victim of these circumstances, unlike the Green, he is not standing down. He is going to declare situation to the Senate when it returns in August. He will then be obliged to refer the matter immediately to the High Court. It is in contravention of section 44 of the Constitution, for persons who hold your citizenship and stand for election. He will fight the case on the basis that he simply did not know. It could take several months to get a decision and the senator, as I understand it, is going to remain on the back bench until then. You will remember that there is a Waters and Scott Ludlam, the two Greens did not know about their citizenship, it is they both stood down and Malcolm Turnbull at that time said it was incredible sloppiness and extraordinary negligence on the Green's behalf. It will be very interesting to see what he has to say about Matt's case.

A woman who was punched
in the face in a sickening road rage attack has admitted throwing
nails and a chisel at her attacker's moving car
before she was struck. Tonight, police are hunting
for the man responsible as they piece together
what happened on the M1 in the moments before
the violent confrontation. Head-to-head on the M1 - a few heated words,
and then this. The level of violence
is totally unacceptable. A stranger unleashes
his road rage on 21-year-old Bianca Sams.

-- 22-year-old.

The aggressor casually
walks away as the young women reverse
towards him. Her friend, Taylor, was
behind the wheel of the ute. Are you feeling OK? Was your son in the car
at the time? No comment, thanks. Mother-of-one Bianca
told Seven News she's shaken,
but physically fine. She claims her attacker had been
trying to run them off the road at Lake Munmorah just after lunch yesterday. Truckie Dwayne Pillidge
began filming when he saw
Bianca throwing projectiles. It was kind of like
a 'Dukes of Hazzard' scene - so she was sitting
on the windowsill and it looked a little bit like
maybe small pieces of wood. It doesn't matter
what the circumstances - you just don't punch women. Bianca gave police her version of events
this morning - and while she is
the victim of the punch, she too could be facing charges, bragging on Facebook:

If anything happens on the road
and that aggravates you, you do not take the matter
into your own hands. Police have the man's
registration details and say he should hand himself in
before they come knocking.

A new 20-year plan
for Greater Parramatta

is promising a rejuvenated city, with more than 100,000 new jobs
and 72,000 affordable homes - though some are wondering whether
the high cost of infrastructure could make them less affordable. It's a big plan
with a big name. The development
of our Greater Parramattie... Parra...
aww... The Greater Parramatta Priority
Growth Precinct Or the GPPGP for short,

covering from Westmead
to Strathfield, from Homebush,
north to Carlingford. Medium density
and high-rise apartments, many beside
the Parramatta River, linked by cycleways,
promenades, serviced by Light Rail
and the future MetroWest.

This is about ensuring,
into the future, through good planning, people can live near
where they work, they can play where they live. 72,000 new homes,
including affordable housing, 110,000 new jobs. We're looking forward to not only delivering
the infrastructure, but that fantastic livability. Parts have been
announced before. This draft aims to have it
all in one 20-year plan. Getting to this vision
of the river front at Camellia from what it looks like now is going to take time
and money, for parks, transport, with concerns state
and local government levies could make affordable homes
unaffordable. Four different levies could add $100,000 or more
to the price. Developers are happy
to make a contribution and pay for infrastructure, but they can't be taxed
four times - so, we need clarity about
what the state is charging and councils are going
to be charging and it's not clear now. To see the plan,
head to our website.

There's a legal win tonight

for supporters fighting
the planned demolition of the controversial
Sirius building at the Rocks. The Land and Environment Court
found in favour of the Save Our Sirius
Foundation. It ruled the former
government minister who decided not to heritage-list
the building made legal errors. We are so elated. I can't think of a better word. Live now to Tom Sacre, who's outside the Sirius building
at The Rocks. Tom, does this mean
the building is saved? Not necessarily, Mark. The government has made it clear that today's court decision
doesn't change its plans to tear down the building
and replace it with new units - but what it does mean is that it will need to go
back to the drawing board and work out a new way to stop it
from being heritage listed. In his ruling today, the judge compared the building
to the Opera House - saying although it may incur
maintenance costs, that didn't mean its
heritage value was diminished. So, it looks like
the legal battle isn't over - and this could well
head back to court, Mark.

A man has died after
being hit by a garbage truck

outside his Central Coast home. The 60-year-old had gone outside
to say hello to his friend, the driver, when he was struck this morning
at San Remo. Just one of those people that
just can't stop helping anybody. He's a really good man,
one in a million. The traumatised driver
was taken to hospital for drug and alcohol testing,
as well as counselling. We learnt today just how real the struggle to pay power bills
is proving for many, as energy prices soar. 68,000 Sydney homes
are believed to be at risk of having the power cut off. The Government's now
setting aside millions of dollars
in emergency funding to help keep people warm
this winter. Sydney neighbors Fay and Lyn
are cutting back because of rising power bills - limiting heating,
and only in one room. They're pensioners,
and growing resentful. We've done the hard yards. In the part of your life where you don't need
the stress, here it is again. Bill stress that forced
the Tuau family to rely on emergency vouchers
from the State Government. We don't have heating. The best thing to do then
is just go to bed, it's warm, or we'll have our blankets on us
to keep us warm. And in winter,
there's a growing desperation to fend off the cold. They leave their oven on
and they open the door - very unorthodox
and very unsafe. What we are hearing
that is even worse is that people are just going
straight to disconnection and having no energy at all. New figures show
a staggering 68,400 households

are in danger
of having their power cut because they can't afford
their bills. In Campbelltown, more
than 1,600 homes are at risk. Auburn, over 1,200. More than 1,100 homes in Blacktown, Bankstown
and Liverpool.

Welfare groups warn
after this month's rise in energy prices, the government's
emergency payments are being overwhelmed and more help is needed
in many households to keep the lights on. The State Government has
asked the pricing tribunal to monitor price growth. I won't stand for any nonsense
from the energy retailers. Why are power companies allowed
to charge so much? The government says An off-duty police officer
has escaped from a terrifying car fire. He was heading home south
on the Hume Highway last night when an explosion under his car
took out the brakes and power. He steered into
the breakdown lane at Ingleburn as the vehicle burst into flames, jumping out just in time.

Cardinal George Pell will face a Melbourne Magistrate's Court tomorrow, after being charged with sexual assault offences.

Chris Reason is there - Chris, are there are any
special arrangements in place? No special arrangements. In fact, the court is
going to great lengths to ensure Cardinal Pell
faces the same experience as any other person
coming through here.

It means, of course, that His Eminent to be lining up with any number of accused petty criminals or drug offenders as he awaits his 10 AM appearance. He will come through these doors behind me, straight into courtroom number two. It is a small court, I have been there and counted the seats, just 48 of them, it will be at -- packed to capacity tomorrow. It will be filled with supporters of Cardinal Pell and victims rights groups and media, both local and international. The 76-year-old Cardinal is facing charges, multiple charges of historic sex offences from multiple complainants. We might find out, Mark, a little bit more about the nature of those changes tomorrow, not very much more. It is expected that it will be, as just a first court appearance, over in just a matter of minutes. Still, Cardinal Pell, as he said on June 29 when these charges first surfaced, he is intending to defend them and he is looking forward to his day in court. Well, that defence begins right here tomorrow.

The State Government has been
accused of dudding the SES - now, volunteers
are fighting back. They say the public and staff
are being put at risk by its ageing truck fleet - and despite direct pleas
to the Premier, nothing is being done. The SES is there
in floods and storms - a service funded
by the government, but manned by volunteers. Early this year, a senior officer
volunteered to ask the Premier for more cash
to replace ageing trucks. We'd like to think that
it could be prioritised.

The next day, the Premier said... At this stage, they said
they feel very well-resourced. A business case
submitted to Treasury, backed by the Emergency Services
Minister, suggested otherwise. When the budget comes out, what have these
heroic volunteers got? Nothing. The SES will continue
to be funded by the Emergency Services Levy, but missed out
on the truck money. Volunteers Association president
Charlie Moir has written to MPs, demanding help.

He wrote:

Members from this SES unit have
also written their own letters, revealing some vehicles in
its fleet are now 15 years old and in desperate need
of replacement. The Emergency Services Minister
said he's working with the Commissioner
to replace the fleet.

Secret documents reveal
Sydney drivers should brace

for big tolls on
the planned F6 extension. Robert Ovadia is at St Peters
tonight, where it would start - Rob, what do the documents state? Mark, according to
those secret cabinet papers, drivers using the motorway from
Sydney to Waterfall and return could be slugged $20,
or $100 a working week.

We will take you through exactly how that works.

The toll would be broken up,
with drivers slugged $3.50 to travel
from St Peters to Taren Point, $3.75
from Taren Point to Miranda, and another $3.75
from Miranda to Loftus. There would be no toll
from Loftus to Waterfall because of a $10 cap - however, that cap would
eventually rise to $20 one way over the first 20 years.

I think the Government needs
to be honest with the community about what's happening
with this project. When you think of $100 tolls if
you're travelling on that road, I mean, that's obscene. But we're doing our homework,
and that's incumbent upon us before we come out
and put out glossy brochures, and just announce things
and never deliver, which is what Labor did. As for those leaked documents, the hunt continues
for the person responsible,

These damaging leaks just keep happening. The Government is something who is responsible and is bracing for what might come next.

They were hearbreaking words - "It's too late." Charlie Gard's parents announcing they were giving up
their legal battle to get their baby son treatment
for a rare and deadly condition. They say the fight
in the British courts has taken too long,
and now concede little Charlie is unlikely to
survive to his first birthday. Parents who've fought for months
to keep their baby boy alive, who now know the fight is over. We have decided that
it's no longer in Charlie's best interests
to pursue treatment, and we will let our son go... And be with the angels. Charlie Gard was born with
a terminal genetic condition, mitochondrial DNA
depletion syndrome. He's never left hospital. Five months ago, doctors
in London told his parents there's nothing more
they could do. The Gards went to court - even scoring support from
the Pope and Donald Trump, who promised help
from American doctors. But today, a concession - experimental treatment
never tried on humans won't help. There is one simple reason why
treatment cannot now go ahead, and that is time. A whole lot of time
has been wasted. Justice for Charlie! CROWD: Justice for Charlie! His case has sparked
passionate debate in Britain about the sway
the public health system has when deciding on treatment. His body, heart, and soul
may soon be gone, but his spirit will live on
for eternity, and he will make a difference
to people's lives for years to come. We will make sure of that. Charlie's parents will now
discuss with the hospital the plan to move their son
into palliative care. They know he's unlikely
to survive to see his first birthday,
in two weeks.

More on our breaking news -

and Federal Resources Minister
Matt Canavan has revealed he is a dual citizen,
Australian and Italian. A decade ago, his mother registered him
as an Italian living aboard. Mr Canavan didn't know,
and has never been to Italy. He is standing aside,
but not resigning.

It is not my intention to resign from the Senate. However, given the uncertainty around this matter, I will stand aside until the matter is finally resolved and resign as the Minister for resources and northern Australia.

Australian scientists have made
a major breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer's, discovering elevated iron levels
in the brain can accelerate its progression. Now, they're about to trial
a new drug which could unlock the key
to saving lives. On the tip of his tongue, but so often out of his grasp. Come on, give me the words. I'm not quite sure
what you're trying to say. Like thousands of Australians
with Alzheimer's, memory lapses like this
are the new normal for Mike Bryan
and his wife, Linda. This is not a nice thing
to live with. For years, a build-up of
a plaque causing amyloid protein was the red flag
driving the disease. But today, after a decade
of research, Australian scientists have found
iron is the missing piece in the Alzheimer's puzzle. It can be picked up
by a simple MRI. We found that those individuals who had high iron
within their brain had an accelerated decline
in their memory function. And while the plaque has proved
hard to budge, excess iron can be easier
to shift. Deferiprone, which is a drug
that lowers brain iron, can actually slow or stop
Alzheimer's disease. to find out if a twice-daily dose
of the drug is the long-awaited treatment
for Alzheimer's - a disease which has become Australia's second leading cause
of death. And if we get a positive result
with that, then we could look to a future where a GP might be able
to prescribe such a drug. If that works out, that will be of great benefit
to over 400,000 Australians. I've always got hope. For details on the trial,
go to our website.

Lots more blue sky,
as forecast today. Here's Brownie with the latest.

Fergo, it's starting
to feel like spring, and it's only late July. The unseasonal warmth
is here to stay. At the moment, it's 17 degrees, following another fresh start
to the day. The suburbs were cloud-free
under a dry westerly wind. This is the view from
the Harbord Diggers Club, overlooking Freshwater Beach, where the water temperature
is 22 degrees. More sunshine tomorrow - and freshening winds overnight should lead to a relatively mild
start to the day. I'll have my seven-day forecast
following sport, Fergo.

The cost of buying a new car
has fallen over the past decade - but most family cars on our roads
are still cheaper overseas. Next, why are we paying more - and how to save. Then, fury and fire on a boat
before police swoop. The mercy dash to save
a Sydney girl who nearly drowned on a Bali holiday. Soon, the secret ingredient hidden in food
you may think is safe. And will he pay? The latest from the NRL judiciary
over a sickening high shot.

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Police are tonight locked
in a bizarre stand-off

with a man on a yacht
on Lake Macquarie. The 55-year-old has set fire
to the vessel, but is refusing to get off it. For more than six hours, he's held police at bay
with a pickaxe. A negotiator has been trying
to reason with him from a Water Police launch. A Northern Beaches girl is
tonight in a Perth hospital, awaiting results of a brain scan
to find out how ill she may be. A medivac flight brought
Kawa Sweeney back to Australia from her Bali holiday nightmare, 34 hours after being found
at the bottom of a pool. Little Kawa's mother has been
by her side the whole way. I'm really proud of my sister. She's got a lot of faith and a lot of good friends
and family supporting her, so she's holding up alright. Crowdfunding helped bring
Kawa hope, with strangers raising
over $85,000 for the mercy flight. Many car buyers claim
Australians are being ripped off, with vehicles far cheaper
overseas. They want to import their own, and the Government is making it
easier, starting next year - but some say the new rules
are still too restrictive. This is a Japanese
2008 Toyota Estima - better known in Australia
as a Tarago. Taragos like this sell
for about 17 grand - this one from Japan
is just 15. Especially out
in the western suburbs, it really helps families
to get into cars that they normally
wouldn't get into. From January, new laws could
restrict these kinds of imports. Those in the business
say that's unfair. You're talking anywhere from 5%,
10%, 15%, even 20%, Patrols, Pajeros,
Land Cruisers, Camrys. But if you're talking
dream cars like this, the savings are even larger. In Australia, a Maserati GranTurismo like this
costs about $100,000. In the UK,
you'd pick it up for $42,000. One study of new car prices found a basic Corolla was
11% cheaper in Japan or the UK. A Mercedes 23% cheaper. A sporty BMW
a whopping 41% less,

and the popular Toyota Hiace,
22% cheaper.

Government proposals could permit people to import
their own new cars from countries with similar
design rules. We, as an organisation, want to see the Government
follow through on their commitment
early last year to relax the importation on new vehicles
from comparable markets. We want space for people
to have choice in the kind of cars
that they drive.

As we go to air tonight,

Canberra Raiders enforcer
Sia Soliola is facing the NRL judiciary. Mel McLaughlin is here - and, Mel, this case has
caused widespread anger?

Plenty of outrage on this one.

Cooper Cronk has weighed in - he says Soliola should
have been sent off after knocking out Melbourne Storm star
Billy Slater. The NRL is under
huge public pressure to issue a lengthy suspension
after the sickening high shot. Sia Soliola arrived
at NRL headquarters a nervous man - he's facing a season-ending ban. I'm not here
to pre-empt anything, but I dare say
it will be a few weeks. It's a tough game,
it's a brutal game - you've got to be
extremely brave to play it, but when you get it wrong,
you're going to pay the penalty. Seven News understands
a six-week suspension looms. NRL officials want
a strong message sent after they failed to send Soliola
off the field. I think we got it wrong
in the fact If that's not
a send-off case, I'll never see one and I'll never see
a send-off ever again. If I'm just gonna shoot
from the hip, I think it was an incident
that warranted a send-off. Billy Slater is still unwell - he's long odds to play against
Manly on Sunday. He's still nursing
a sore head - he still doesn't really remember
a lot that's gone on. Cooper Cronk's long-term future
remains uncertain. Yeah, don't worry. Sometimes when you walk up
and down the stairs after a game, it does force you
into early retirement, but, obviously, the love of the game is
still there. Shane Flanagan is desperate
to entice the champion playmaker to
the Cronulla Sharks next season. The decision I have to make
is if I want to play on. Now, I'm not going
to lead anyone down a garden path and say, "Oh yeah,
I could consider going "to a club," when I don't even know if I'm going to lace up
the boots next year.

Des Hasler is fighting
for his coaching career -

his job at the Bulldogs
is on the line, just months into a new contract. Right now, he's inside
the Canterbury Leagues Club at Belmore,
in discussions with the board. We'll cross there live soon.

See if that, plenty to come on that one. Plenty of high drama. Plenty happening off the field tonight.

Hundreds of kilograms of drugs
have been stopped from hitting Sydney streets. Next, the elaborate sting
to net the dangerous chemicals Then, a hero to the rescue
as a car sinks at Dolans Bay. Chainsaw attack - a man, out of control,
inside an insurance office. And from curing diseases to creating phones
that don't need charging - the technology that could
be a world-first in Sydney.

Two Chinese nationals
are behind bars,

accused of being part
of a drug syndicate which imported
more than 370kg of ephedrine into Australia. They were arrested during
a four-month investigation, which uncovered the drug hidden in wall tiles
and milking machines. Police say the operation stopped more than 3 million
potential hits of ice reaching the streets. Rescuers had to smash
their way into a ute to save a man
who'd crashed into the water at Dolans Bay this morning. Police officers patrolling
the area saw the ute crash
off Wally's Wharf. They helped two men
break a window and pull the 51-year-old out
before the car went under. One of the men was treated
for cuts to his arm. The driver was
also taken to hospital for a check-up. States are at war over water - specifically,
the Murray-Darling Basin, with claims NSW irrigators have
stolen water bought by taxpayers to help save
the troubled river system. They deny it - but the allegations
have brought demands that big water users
need to be policed. Signs the Murray-Darling
Basin Plan is leaking, badly. If new allegations are right,
big northern NSW irrigators have sucked from
the struggling river system billions of litres of water
that was never theirs to take. The water was purchased with
Australian taxpayer money to go to the environment. An ABC investigation details apparent tampering
with pump meters, failure to log water extraction,
and overuse of giant pump systems to siphon off the very water taxpayers thought
they'd reserved. There is no
Murray-Darling Basin Plan if NSW is allowed
to get away with this. A state water investigator
tells how, when he discovered
the problems... Our team was very quickly
disbanded after that. As well, the most senior NSW
Water bureaucrat recorded

Our team was very quickly
disbanded after that. As well, the most senior NSW
Water bureaucrat recorded telling irrigators
he'll leak government documents to help them win the best deal

They were trying to turn
a blind eye

to a rampant water theft
of colossal proportions. The NSW minister
tells Seven News... I'm not gonna comment
on individual cases. ..and orders his department head
to investigate. To have a look at
these allegations and report back to me
as promptly as possible. The federal Water Minister,
Barnaby Joyce, has not commented on
the allegations since they were broadcast - though likely will tomorrow, when he chairs a regular get-together
of state agriculture ministers. That should be
quite a robust meeting.

Five people are recovering
tonight from a chainsaw attack

in Switzerland. Police aren't treating this
as a terror incident - instead, they believe
a man known to them, with serious
mental health issues, unleashed inside
an insurance office. The attacker remains on the run. We should learn more this week
about just how close Team Trump was to the Russians during
the US presidental elections. A series of secret hearings
will take place, grilling Donald Trump's son
at a date to be confirmed. His son-in-law and adviser,
Jared Kushner, had his turn today. Speaking afterwards,
he denied any wrong doing. He usually flies under the radar,
but today the president's son-in-law
took centre stage in Washington. I have been fully transparent in providing
all requested information. Jared Kushner trying to downplay
possible collusion with Russian officials
during the election. Let me be very clear - I did not collude with Russia, nor do I know of anyone else
in the campaign who did so. This scripted statement
his only public appearance... I have not sought the spotlight. ..after nearly two hours
behind closed doors, being grilled by Senate Intelligence Committee
investigators. Did you answer
all the questions, sir? As many as they had. The president's senior adviser
detailed four meetings with Russians,
including the now-infamous mid-campaign
Trump Tower gathering with a Kremlin-linked lawyer, following promises of dirt
on Hillary Clinton. Kushner told the hearing
he arrived late and found the Russian attorney
discussing adoptions - determining the meeting:

Also in that meeting
was the president's son, Donald Trump Junior. He's agreed to be interviewed by
the Senate Judiciary Committee, but won't appear at
a public hearing later this week as anticipated.

Sydney scientists
are on the brink

of a very big breakthrough,
described as the modern-day equivalent
of putting man on the moon. They're aiming to build the
world's first quantum computer - a super device so powerful it could operate a billion times
faster than your current PC. Inside this room, scientists are racing
to a finish line that's yet to be set. It's like the early space race - the race to plant
the first man on the moon. And Sydney could come
in first place. We're here to win
that space race. A multimillion dollar partnership between tech giant Microsoft
and Sydney University, aiming to build the world's
first quantum computer in our own backyard. It's going
to come together here - in this country,
in this city, I think, is where we switch
on the quantum machine. A computer a billion times faster
than those we use every day. A billion times improvement
is really hard to imagine, but it's solving these problems that we currently regard
as unsolvable. Building the world's
first quantum computer is an achievement which would
make science fiction a reality - taking theories out of the lab
and into the real world, much sooner
than we might expect. We can see the light
at the end of the tunnel. We can see
that it's now possible. The computer would
give scientists the ability to create things
like mobile phones that only need charging
once a year - or, on a bigger scale, the potential
to cure deadly disease and reverse climate change. It's how far
your imagination can stretch. Today, taking the first step - and signing the deal
which could re-write history.

30,000 troops have been at war
off our coast -

but it's nothing too serious. Next, the end
of the major operation to train Australian
and US forces. Also, the dangerous result
from a truckie distracted outside a Sydney Bunnings. The new fast ferry service
delivering workers to the city.

Sky clear and low 20s today. Record-breaking warmth
this weekend - details soon.

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Shareholders who lost money
in the collapse

of electronics retailer
Dick Smith have been given the go-ahead
to sue in a class action. The Supreme Court has ruled legal firm Bannister Law
can launch the action, alleging the retailer
misled shareholders. It says the company
artificially inflated profits.

Checking finance - the markets closed higher today. Shares in Super Retail Group
were up - its Amart Sports
will be renamed Rebel by the end of October. Our dollar is also stronger,
buying 79.42 US cents.

Fuel prices are
still heading down across Sydney. The average for unleaded
right now is $1.13 a litre. It's most expensive in the east - but we found it as cheap
as 105.7 cents at Mortdale.

A truckie could be
in serious trouble over a crash at Ashfield. The driver took off
and failed to notice a man on a scooter in his lane
last week. The rider wasn't hurt. Witnesses say
the scooter showed up after the truck was already
waiting at the lights, which he's legally allowed to do,
under new road laws.

But only if it is safe.

The region's largest
military exercise has ended, with a ceremony on board
an American Aircraft carrier. Australia and the US have hailed
Talisman Sabre a success, downplaying a Chinese warship
watching the wargames just over the horizon. (HORN BLARES) After rising to every challenge
for the past month, Australian and US forces called
a make-believe truce in their pretend war. ('STAR-SPANGLED BANNER' PLAYS) Top military brass gathered
on the flight deck of USS 'Ronald Reagan', bringing Talisman Sabre
to a close. 33,000 people, 36 warships,
220 aircrafts have worked diligently. From amphibious assaults and
land warfare at Shoalwater Bay

Two manoeuvres on the high seas and high above,

ensuring our forces click
when the real thing breaks out. The best way to prevent a war
is be prepared. This was the sight
in the Coral Sea as the naval forces
came together, a show of combined force - and China has been watching, with an advanced warship
just over the horizon inside Australia's
exclusive economic zone. It's no surprise to us
that others would be interested to see what we're doing. This was the seventh time
Talisman Sabre has been staged, bringing together the largest,
most advanced hardware from the US and Australia and planning is
already underway for the next one in 2019. Thanks to our hosts here
in Brisbane for their warm hospitality. They'll be enjoying it
for the rest of the week. Health Star Ratings are supposed
to help households eat healthier. Don't miss why
they've been criticised. What's really in your food?
That story soon on Seven News. Plus, who will benefit from
a new Sydney ferry service? And not just your pets - the business microchipping staff. First, Mel's back with sport - Mel, Des Hasler's future
is top of the agenda at the Bulldogs board meeting? He's pleading his case tonight - and we're live to Belmore next
to find out the latest. Also, confirmation
of the Swans' next CEO. Plus, the Eels reveal
their key to success as they charge towards a long-overdue return
to finals footy. And a personal best
and Australian record for one of our stars in the pool
at the World Championships.

Bulldogs coach Des Hasler has
fronted the club's board, making an impassioned plea why
he should continue in the role. Live to reporter Liam Cox
at Belmore - Liam, Hasler is under
enormous pressure?

It is rare that Des Hasler fronts the board, and I can tell you he didn't look happy about it. It just left Canterbury Leagues Club after copping a 90 minute grilling. This really is a strange scenario,

given Des Hasler only signed
a new two-year deal in April. But the Bulldogs demand
high standards and they've failed to meet them
this season. They won't be playing
finals football. I've been told the players don't
agree with Hasler's game plans, and the decision to allow Josh Reynolds
sign with the Tigers tore the heart out of the club.

If the Bulldogs do decide to sack Des Hasler, they are facing a $1 million payout. I understand that club legend in A is a front runner to take over as head coach at the All dogs on next season.

On the playing front,
the Bulldogs will regain skipper James Graham
for Thursday night's must-win clash
against the Panthers. Graham has been sidelined
for four weeks with a shoulder injury while the Eels say
a tight bond off the field will see them return to finals action. The Eels truly are going
to extremes to buy into the culture
that Brad is building. Are they Brad's? Hey? Yeah, I grabbed them
from under his table this morning. And it's working - they say their relationship
away from the game has them well placed to make their first final series
since 2009. We are all good mates,
and that makes a difference. It's just knowing the bloke
next to you isn't going to let you down. That was evident on Sunday
against the Tigers, COMMENTATOR: What a strike! We normally find ways to lose that game
in past years, but to come away
with the two points. They face
an almost full-strength Broncos on Friday night. Darius Boyd will return
to fullback. Bevan French will become
the Eels' number-one man, filling the void left by
an injured Clint Gutherson. He's going to slip
into that position nicely and I think he's going
to do a great job. Bevvie's a freak of nature. The combination between
Mitchell Moses and Corey Norman is also gelling rather nicely. A bit of banter
between themselves, which is nice and healthy. Besides Manly, Parramatta currently has
the worst defensive record of any other team currently
sitting in the NRL's top eight. Coach Brad Arthur wants
to rectify that against the Broncos as the Eels
charge towards the finals.

It is going to be tough on Friday, we have got the boys to do it, yeah.

Two-time AFL Premiership captain and Swans football
operations boss Tom Harley will replace
Andrew Ireland as CEO when Ireland steps down
at the end of next season. Sydney joined
with cross-town rivals the Giants today to launch the AFL's
multicultural round. The more we can
sort of break down

The more that we can highlight the fact that there is lives as break down those barriers and stereotypes and welcoming people of all backgrounds, I think that is going to be a great thing.

The Giants play Fremantle
on Saturday afternoon at Spotless Stadium, while the Swans
will meet Hawthorn. Emma McKeon has set
a new Australian record and claimed silver
in the 100m butterfly at the World Swimming
Championships in Budapest. It was redemption for McKeon, who could only manage sixth
in the event at the Rio Olympics. She finished behind world record Oh, I'm so happy. Like, that's another PB. I've gone equal to my PB
in the heats and then a PB
and another PB in the final and that's all anyone wants -
is to go quicker. Olympic 400m champion Mack Horton
failed to make the final of the 200m freestyle.

He did manage a personal best in the semifinals though, he has forfeited the 800 which is now an Olympic event because it wants to focus on the 1500 m.

The Health Star Ratings system
came under fire today for confusing shoppers about sugar levels
in everyday foods. New research reveals thousands of products containing
added sugars boast high health ratings, when healthier options
only score low ratings. Not all sugars are created equal. There's good fruit and vegetable
sweetness, and unhealthy added sugars - but our food labels
keep that a secret. Food labelling only indicates
total sugars - so it's impossible for consumers
to actually figure out which are the added bad sugars
versus the natural good sugars. The George Institute
for Global Health sweep of supermarkets found: out of 35,000 foods, 70%,
more than 24,000 products, have sugar added
by the manufacturers. Yet they can be ablaze
with health star ratings. A breakfast cereal that is high
in natural or intrinsic sugars would score the same as a breakfast cereal
that's high in sugars that are added
by the food manufacturer.

Despite boasting 4 out of 5
Health Star Ratings, Nutri-grain contains
around 11g of sugar per serving, almost all of it added. Uncle Toby's Weeties
has no added sugar. This 'Go Natural' Muesli bar
is packed full of added sugar, compared with Emma and Toms bar,
around 16g of sugar, all of it natural.

We feel added sugar should be
required on package labelling rather than total sugars. Currently there's a review of
the health star labelling scheme, but the recommendations
aren't due for another two years. So, health groups are now
making urgent calls for the system to be improved
before then, to help shoppers
make healthier choices. Sydney will soon have
a new ferry service - the Barangaroo fast ferry. From early September, the 400-seat Capricornian Sunrise
will operate between Manly and Barangaroo,
7 days a week - the journey taking
just 30 minutes. She's the only fast ferry
on Sydney Harbour with stabilisers, and she's
a very comfortable boat. Prices start at $8.90 one-way. Is your boss getting
under your skin? Next, this company is
microchipping its employees. Would you go along with it?

A sunny 21 today,
windy tomorrow. Your forecast is next.

Hi eveyone hope your well, Daniel
Gibson with you again and tomorrow we see a Hazardous surf warning
for the coast, the police are asking you to stay out of the water, and to be well
clear of any exposed areas of surf coast, rock fishing and boating is also very
tricky. And with that a sever weather warning is also current tonight for dmagaing winds around too Windy,
yes, sunny yes for some, chance of a shower in canberra though

Even as a kid,
you never settled for ordinary. That's why the all-new Civic
is our most daring yet. Because the joy of moving you
is what moves us. The bold new Honda Civic.

Tonight's Seven News headlines -

a Government minister
quits Cabinet after realising
he's a dual citizen. Matt Canavan hasn't resigned
from Parliament, though, vowing to take his fight
to the courts. A woman punched in
a road rage incident could be charged
along with her attacker - she's admitted to throwing nails
and a chisel before being hit. 20,000 new jobs,
72,000 affordable homes 110,000 new jobs, promised for Greater Parramatta
in the next 20 years. And Australian doctors
developing a new drug to fight iron levels
in the brain, believing they cause Alzheimer's.

The future has arrived for
some employees in America. A software company
is offering workers the chance to have a microchip
implanted in their hand. They'll be able to use the device
instead of a traditional pass to open doors,
log in to their computers, and even buy food
from vending machines. It's apparently
quick and painless, and is voluntary. Now, here's David Brown with the latest
on Sydney's warm winter. Fergo, it's starting
to feel like spring, with temperatures reaching
the 20s yet again. This warm trend will
see out the month. 26 is in the forecast
this Sunday. The record maximum
for July is 25.9 degrees, set in 1990. Today's top was 20.6 degrees
by mid-afternoon,

following an overnight low
of 7.9. It was frosty first thing
in the outer west. By the afternoon,
most centres reached the low 20s. From the satellite - a change slipped into
the south-west corner of our state
early this afternoon. This trough will trigger
the odd shower near the border as it pushes through. That said, moderate falls
of up to 10mm are likely about the western slopes
tomorrow morning. Blizzards in the alps.

Have a look at this.

This tight pressure gradient
should drive damaging winds in excess of 90 km/h
over part of the south-east corner
tomorrow morning, hence the warning
from the Bureau. But the weather should improve
as a new high steps in. Interstate - a sunny 26
in Brisbane tomorrow. Melbourne, a few showers and 14. A sunny 28 in the Alice.

Six to kick off the day.

A gale warning is current
for the Eden Coast tomorrow.

And wind warning to the north.

and adjoining western slopes
clearing in the afternoon. Snow on the alps.

Blizzard conditions are on the way for the high country.

Closer in, remaining dry. A fine and sunny day,
rather windy by the afternoon. A strong wind warning is current along the coast
for west to south-westerly winds increasing 20 to 30 knots.

Southerly swell, averaging 1.5 m. Sunny and 22 in the city tomorrow under that freshening westerly breeze, dipping down to 12 overnight. As for the next seven days, looks like a frosty start in our West during Thursday, in fine conditions to follow. 18 degrees. Friday low 20s and dry. The weekend, it is warming up. Have look at Sunday, 26. Unbelievable. A showery change pushing through on Monday. Enjoy the sunshine.

change pushing through on Monday.
Enjoy the sunshine.

That's Seven News
for this Tuesday.

I know our problems
haven't changed but... can we fix it? So you've been confiding in
another woman about our relationship? Well, what's the problem? It's Tori. Why didn't you tell me that you've been talking to both
Ash and I about our relationship? She has a thing for you, Ash, and it is really
starting to annoy me that you're not
taking this seriously. Just let her know she's got nothing
to worry about on that front. At all. It's probably just a crush
and she'll get over it. She'll get over it a lot quicker
if you stop seeing her. At all? At least until things
get back to normal.

OK, if that's what you want. Max's father and I,
we're still married. I gathered that. After Max, we both fell apart. Caleb started drinking heavily. Every time I looked at him,
I saw Max. She's in a hole. Well, be a mate
and help her out of it. This is better medicine than sleep,
trust me. Well, here we are. Oh, it's gorgeous!

# Wake me with the sunrise # Love can't let me sleep in

# I'll only dream of you... #

(SHUTS OFF MOTOR) Oh. Ooh... So much for your sea legs! Oh! The legs are fine. I grew up on boats.
(CHUCKLES) How'd you get rid of your hangover? Oh! It blew away in the ocean air.
I feel great. So, where's this spot for fishing? Ah, we usually get a few
off that beach over there, so we'll get over there on foot
and see where they're biting. Sounds good. Oh! Talk about a hidden gem. Oh, it's just sand and rocks. And fish. And maybe some oysters. Ooh... You look a bit green
around the gills, mate. We're a good couple of hours away
from civilisation.