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This program is live captioned by Ericsson Access Services. Tonight, a cabinet minister quits as another citizenship shock rocks federal politics.

Rivers running dry - calls for a judicial inquiry into allegations of water misuse in western New South Wales. Out of sight - the added sugars hidden from healthy star nutrition labels. And facing the music - a season-ending ban hangs over the Raiders' Sia Soliola for that hit on Billy Slater.

Good evening. Dan Bourchier with ABC News. The Turnbull Government is tonight mired in a constitutional conundrum that's cost a cabinet minister his job. Queensland Senator Matt Canavan is out of the ministry after discovering he was an apparently unwitting Italian citizen. That could put him in breach of the Constitution and eventually out of Parliament. But a decision on his fate now rests with the highest court in the land. With the latest, national affairs correspondent Greg ennett is at Parliament House. This winter of Constitutional career-busting has claimed its biggest casualty here in Parliament House. Cabinet Minister Matt Canavan is in Queensland. He's down and out from the ministry but not yet from the Senate itself. And his case is the most perplexing yet - a lesson in an international allegiance he knew nothing about but which has cost him dearly. I do swear that I will well and truly serve the people of Australia. Matt Canavan's rise to the powerful cabinet portfolio was rapid. It was confirmed only a year and six days ago. And his commission returned tonight in a take-no-questions statement in Brisbane. I will stand aside until the matter is finally resolved and resign as the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia. Unlike the two Greens senators, who quit Parliament immediately, Matt Canavan's toughing it out in the Parliament. The High Court's the custodian of the Constitution - it will be asked to rule on the mother of all citizenship messes. In view of the uncertainty, when the Senate convenes on Tuesday week, the government will move to refer the matter for determination by the High Court. At 36, Matt Canavan's a relatively young Senator, caught out by events a decade ago. His mother - herself born in Australia - suddenly decided to take out Italian citizenship for herself and her then 25-year-old son. According to the Italian government, I am a citizen of Italy - not born in Italy, never been, and have never stepped foot in a consulate or embassy. The Senator insists he knew nothing about his Italian citizenship until the Greens' episode last week, which is why he'd never declared it. The Nationals' rising star and one-time staffer to Barnaby Joyce is pinning his parliamentary career on a legal argument for which there is a precedent in the High Court. Even so, he's taking on the Australian Constitution as few have done before him. The question the High Court will consider in this case is, is citizenship by descent a disqualification for being a member of parliament? Especially if you haven't applied for it and you sometimes aren't even aware that you've got that right - is it possible for you to be caught up in this provision? That's something the High Court hasn't looked at previously. Until the High Court deals with the case, Barnaby Joyce will take on Matt Canavan's two portfolios. The Government believes the Canavan case could be winnable but if not, the Prime Minister faces a more substantial reshuffle and probably before the year is out. There are calls for a national inquiry into the Murray-Darling Basin plan tonight after allegations of water theft and corruption. Communities in South Australia and New South Wales are furious after the ABC's Four Corners revealed that upstream, irrigators have been taking more water than they're allowed. The $13 billion basin plan is designed to remove thousands of gigalitres from farms and return it to the river system. But a huge amount of water hasn't made it downriver. Suggestions of pump tampering are also being investigated. Liv Casben reports from far western New South Wales. One of the many areas to lose out. In Menindee, NSW, anger and shock.

I am so frustrated. I believe we have been lied to with where the water is going into is getting benefits out of it.It appears it's a handful of big irrigators upstream. The plan covers four states. Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia and the outrage goes to the end of the river system.Unbelievable, shocked and then disgusted that people would take water without being entitled to it, especially seeing the water was earmarked for the environment.A former New South Wales compliance investigator revealed he found evidence of metres of several properties being tampered with at upstream, farmers say most irrigators are sticking to the rules.It is a concern when you have an industry singled out, not as an irrigator but a cotton grower.

The revelations went further. suggesting the NSW Government, in discussion with irrigators, considered abandoning the Murray Basin Plan altogether. It never occurred to anyone that one state could support the plan and then completely undermine the foundations which it was built upon. The Federal Opposition and South Australian Government are both calling for a national inquiry. NSW has ordered its own investigation. We will be appointing an independent, eminent person who will be able to lead that investigation, someone who is separate from our agency, that will be able to provide advice on what actions need to be taken from here. We require Federal leadership at this time. It's not good enough for the NSW Government to think that public service can do some cross-checking to answer these allegations. The authority that runs the basin wants the allegations investigated. There will be problems. There's always problems in a regulatory system with people wanting to do the wrong thing. We've got to make sure that we can find the problems, identify them, and deal with them. One of the reasons people around here are so angry is that they have been lobbying for water equality for years, and feel they have been not just ignored, but deliberately lied to. Kate McBride is hoping there will be better management for the river system. In South Australia, communities have reacted with anger but they still hope some good may come out of the situation. At the very end of the river system, Coorong and Lower Lakes fishing communities have lived through some difficult times. Our Coorong was already on its, well, past being on its knees - it was on its back. I believe Barnaby Joyce had his foot fair on the Coorong's neck.

fair on the Coorong's neck.
It was left to the assistant water minister to explain the Federal Government's position and she rejected suggestions What has Barnaby Joyce done? He hasn't sought to correct the record. In fact, he's gone missing. It was the federal water minister's lack of response that had some fuming. In the first instance, I think it would be prudent to allow the New South Wales Government to respond to these allegations and once we've seen that response, then I think the time is right to make a decision about what further action needs to be taken. But South Australia's Water Minister says the severity of the allegations warrant firmer action. I was shocked at the extent of the water theft. I was shocked at the allegations of tampering with water meters. Ian Hunter says South Australia has stringent compliance requirements, and the state's irrigators largely do the right thing. I think the majority of irrigators across the basin area really striving for excellence in what they do, working with a limited resource. As for the future of the basin, the Lower Lakes and Coorong fishers say the revelations came as no surprise to them. It took Four Corners to take it into the living rooms of the people in Sydney and Melbourne and Adelaide who don't get the opportunity to go to the Darling and actually see what's happening. They hope the nation is now listening. Victoria's Premier Daniel Andrews has accepted the recommendations of an expert panel to establish voluntary euthanasia in that state. Safeguards include patients must be of sound mind, suffering an incurable condition, intolerable pain and have only months to live. The Premier and Opposition Leader are at odds over supporting the bill but both support a conscience vote. We need to reform this area but we need to have a respectful debate along the way. I dont want to see anyone being disrespectful in this debate, this is one where no one side has a mortgage on compassion. There's expected to be lengthy debate on the issue. Health experts are calling for an overhaul of the star rating system on foods. They say the current labels don't differentiate between natural sugars and sugar that manufacturers have added to their products. Medical reporter Sophie Scott reports. Amanda Sluiter tries to give her kids healthy foods. Want a mandarin, Scarly? I'd prefer not to have added sugar. If it's natural, I mean, you have to have a little bit. When she can't make something from scratch, she turns to the Government's Healthy Star Labels. Sometimes you just look at the rating things. If you pick something up, think, oh, I thought that was healthier than it was. That is what some researchers have found. They found 7 out of 10 packaged foods with Health Star Ratings contained added sugar, but the label didn't clearly tell consumers that. What we need to do is to be able to differentiate between the good sugars and the bad sugars. The labels just list the total amount of sugar, not whether its added or natural, like that found in fruit and vegetables. Health experts say listing added sugar would make labels more accurate. The study from the George showed how many products have added sugars in them. Thousands and thousands. It is a problem people don't understand. They are in simmer sauces, barbecue sauce. From next year, the United States is changing its food labels to include both natural and added sugars. Australia's Health Star labels are also being reviewed. But food manufacturers say changes are not needed. Both natural and added sugars have the same nutritional impact. They are indistinguishable, so it makes sense to include it in a labelling regime that gives consumers advice about their total diet. The George Institute says that is not correct, and these mums aren't convinced. I feel like then, in that case, they're trying to trick people then, they're like trying to conceal the real sugar content. I guess I'll have to look at the label a bit more carefully, make sure. The review of the Health Star labels will be finished midnext year. A Canberra bakery has been given a substantial fine after officials found it was in such an appalling state that it posed a serious risk to public health. The Oriental Hot Bake at Hawker shops has since reopened and today, it's owner faced the Magistrates' court. It was in May last year when a health inspection at the Oriental Hot Bake at Hawker shops uncovered a shocking state of affairs. Live and dead cockroaches infested the food preparation area, food in the coolroom was uncovered and lay on the floor, whilst food waste had accumulated on the floor in the coolroom, on appliances and on shelves. Special magistrate Ken Cush was unequivical about the state of the bakery, describing it as "appalling, with the potential to harm very many members of the public." The court was told that the owner, 54-year-old Vinh Quoc Vinh, had been reckless towards the public. Much of the equipment had not been cleaned in more than a month and despite a cockroach infestation, it had been two years since pest eradication had occurred. There was no soap for handwashing and one handwashing basin had no hot water. Magistrate Cush was blunt, stating that:

The shop owner pleaded guilty to five breaches of food standards and was fined $19,000. Since reopening, the shop has been regularly inspected and given the all-clear. To other stories making news today - accountants are demanding compensation after another IT outage at the Tax Office. The latest problem happened yesterday, preventing the lodging of tax returns. The ATO has apologised for the disruption. Just weeks ago, the Tax Commissioner warned IT faults were undermining the reputation of the office. More than 120 weapons have been handed over since the ACT's firearms amnesty began at the start of the month. They range from weapons that are no longer licenced to an 1874 Queensland police rifle. The amnesty continues until the end of September. And while corflutes may be an eyesore for many Canberrans during election campaigns, they are here to stay. Labor has told an assembly inquiry they help candidates spread their messages and the Liberals support the Government's position. The Greens had complained that they were victims of what they called a "brutal sign war" during last year's ACT election. The ACT Government has defended its relationship with Indigenous Canberrans after a community leader accused Labor of promoting "patronising and paternalistic" policies. The head of Winnunga Nimmityjah Health Julie Tongs criticised the Government's decision to award contracts to non-Indigenous organisations to provide services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Minister responded on abc Radio Canberra tonight. There's a level of frustration within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community that their perception is that things are moving too slowly. are moving too slowly.
So it's there - perception, that's the issue here? that's the issue here?
You think it's a perception issue here? I didn't, I didn't mean to imply that at all. Sorry, that was a mispeak on my part. The Minister will meet with Ms Tongs tomorrow. The minister says improving the lives of first Australians is important. Later, unravelling the underbelly of the internet. Tonight, we explore the dark net, where everything's for sale, even bank log-ins and passwords. The sorts of things that were readily on offer for purchase there, I, I've found it pretty hard to believe, to be honest. How what happens on the dark net can affect you. See you soon.

A suicide bomber has killed at least 26 people in the Pakistani city of Lahore. Many of them were police officers. A surveillance camera recorded the moment the device was detonated on a motorcycle. It was at a location on the outskirts of the city. The target was a group of police working to clear stalls that had been set up illegally. More than 50 people were wounded in the blast including many bystanders. The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. Israel has decided to remove metal detectors from the entrance to a holy site in Jerusalem's Old City. They were installed at the entrance to the Al-Qqsa Mosque after the shooting of two police officers at the shrine. The move incensed the Muslim world and triggered some of the worst Israeli-Palestinian clashes in years. A cabinet statement said the metal detectors would be replaced with smart, less obtrusive surveillance. There'll be an increased police presence in the area until new security measures are in place. Donald Trump's son-in-law has denied colluding with Moscow in the lead-up to last year's presidential election. Called to answer questions from the senate intelligence committee, Jared Kushner said the four meetings he had with Russian officials were brief and unremarkable. Ben Knight reports from Washington. Jared Kushner usually stays well out of the public eye. This time, there was no avoiding it. On Capitol Hill, he spent more than two hours with Senate investigators to answer questions over his dealings with Russian officials in the 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. I had no improper contacts. Jared Kushner failed to disclose four meetings - two with the Russian ambassador, one with the head of a Russian state-owned bank. And a fourth - arranged by his brother-in-law Donald Trump, Jr - with a Russian lawyer offering dirt on Hillary Clinton. All my actions were proper and occurred in the normal course of events of a very unique campaign. Meanwhile, his father-in-law was on Twitter.

He was playing cat and mouse with reporters over whether he plans to fire his Attorney-General for recusing himself from the Russian investigations.


Donald Trump's anger at the various Russia investigations is one of the key reasons why they're dominating the news cycle here. That, in turn, is frustrating Republicans in Congress, who want the President to pitch in and help sell their healthcare bill. He is, but he's also berating Republican law-makers for failing to get healthcare through. But the Russia investigations are never far from the headlines. Jared Kushner will face questions again tomorrow. And next up will be the President's son, Donald Trump, Jr. The driver of a semitrailer found packed with immigrants in Texas could face the death penalty. He's been charged after 10 of the people trapped in the truck died from dehydration. saying he made the perilous journey from Mexico because he was looking for work. Adan Lara Vega is lucky to be alive. The 27-year-old spent hours crammed in the back of a truck with scores of illegal immigrants, smuggled across the Mexican border into Texas. He has told police it felt like an oven inside. Passengers pounded on the walls to get the driver's attention, before many began passing out. They had no water, and could barely breathe.

Eight men in the truck died from extreme heatstroke, before it pulled into a carpark in San Antonio. Another two died later. About 30 more are in hospital.

The truck driver has been charged with human trafficking resulting in death. James Bradley Jr could face the death penalty. He has told authorities he didn't realise there was anyone in the truck until he got out. Most of the dead were from Mexico. We have contacted and are in the process of contacting their families, and making sure that they can visit their relatives. In San Antonio, mourners held a vigil for those killed. Officials fear the death toll could still rise, with several survivors in a critical condition. The British parents of a terminally ill baby have ended their legal battle to take into the US for experimental treatment. It's the end of a protracted fight for life for Charlie Gard. His parents say time has run out and they have decided to let their son go. Charlie Gard will never know what his family and their supporters went through to keep him alive. Many were left in tears as his father revealed the fight was over. Our son is an absolute warrior and we could not 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 people's lives for years to come. We will make sure of that. After a 5-month legal battle that stretched from Britain's courts to the European Court of Human Rights, and included interventions from Donald Trump and Pope Francis, Chris Gard and Connie Yates considered it is pointless to continue fighting. It's an incredibly brave decision by the parents. They have gotten through themselves for what the new evidence shows. They reached a conclusion probably the judge would have reached the same. It's very brave for them to do it without waiting to hear what he had to say. Charlie was suffering from a genetic disorder that results in muscle wasting and brain damage, but supporters were left frustrated and angry, believing more could have been done. If he had the treatment in April when Connie and Chris said he needed this when it started, we wouldn't be here now today. Charlie Gard's parents hoped to save their son's life, but in the end they accepted that what they were doing may only cause him more pain. Their one hope is that this case will change the way medical decisions are made in the future. To Charlie, we say mummy and daddy, we love you so much. We always have and we always will and we are so sorry that we couldn't save you. We're working with the hospital to decide when Charlie will be taken off his ventilator and allowed to die. His father says he won't make his first birthday in a fortnight.

Canberra Raiders forward Soli Soliola has faced a judicial ER to his hit on Billy Slater. What is the latest? Sia Soliola arrived here earlier this evening along with Ricky Stuart and he was greeted by a number of Raiders fans who have made their way to Sydney to offer him support. The NRL prosecutor is seeking a 6- week suspension. Sia Soliola has pleaded guilty to the tackle charge and says after reviewing the tackle, he admits he did hit Billy Slater high and late. The NRL's prosecutor is arguing Charlie Gard --


-- Sia Soliola could've avoided that tackle. He could be ruled out for the rest of the regular season and with the raid is struggling outside the top eight, it could be his season altogether. The other thing the NRL prosecutor is arguing is the fact that Billy Slater was knocked unconscious or 2- three minutes and he does not remember the incident and he said that it's because of the severity of this tackle that a harsh penalty needs to be handed down. To finance now. And the local share market bounced back today while the australian dollar held firm above 79 US cents. The share market regained what it lost yesterday, and a bit more, with gains led by financials, such as AMP and Macquarie, as well as CSL, while some of the biggest falls included Coca-Cola Amatil and TPG Telecom, both of which have fallen exactly 20% year to date, for different reasons - too much sugar in the case of Coke, and the cost of the NBN in the case of TPG. Another flat effort on Wall Street saw modest declines on global markets but commodities generally went up - oil, iron ore and base metals. Gold was unchanged. The dollar remained firmly becalmed in the mid-79s against the US dollar, and at 68 euro cents and 88 yen it's been stuck between 79 and 80 US cents for a week, up from 76 a month ago. The strength of the dollar is perfectly explainable, you know, thanks to this chart. The orange line is the Australian dollar-US dollar exchange rate. The blue line is a composite of the interest rate differential between Australia and American bond yields and Australian exports as a share of GDP, lagged by three months. It brings together the two key influences on the exchange rate - interest rates and trade - and clearly shows that the rise in the Aussie dollar over the past two years of 10 cents, or 15%, is perfectly natural, and largely out of the Reserve Bank's hands. of the Reserve Bank's hands.
And that's finance. In the AFL, Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says it's business as usual despite the upheaval following the resignation of chief executive Gary Pert. The Magpies are still a remote chance of making the finals after two wins in a row, but Buckley's tenure as coach is under continued scruitiny with the club conducting a wide-ranging review. He says Pert's departure has no bearing on his future in the job. No, I'm really narrow focused on the next five weeks and it just means that there's a vacancy in the CEO's role that will be filled in good time. And in a further blow to the Magpies, captain Scott Pendlebury may be out for the rest of the season after having more surgery to his broken finger. Emma McKeon has set a new Australian record in the 100 metres butterfly to take the silver medal at the World Swimming Championships in Budapest. Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom collected her fourth title in this event and almost broke her own world record. 23-year-old McKeon was pleased with her improvement, after finishing sixth at the Rio Olympics. I think I'm just becoming more of a resilient tough athlete and each time I race, and come to these big meets I just get mentally stronger each time. The defending world champion, Emily Seebohm, qualified second fastest for tonight's final in the 100 metres backstroke. The crew of the USS Ronald Reagan are expected to leave Australian waters in coming days as a joint Australian and American exercise is coming to an end. It involved more than 34,000 personnel, 36 warships and 220 aircraft. Both allies say that training exercise has been invaluable and strengthened the bond between the nations. On board USS Ronald Reagan, the biggest war games in Australian history comes to a close, the top brass and the United States Consul-General celebrating a strong alliance between nations.

alliance between nations.
This year's Exercise Talisman sabre saw ADF troops in mock combat with the US and other allies on land, sea, in the air, and even cyberspace. All up, more than 30,000 troops took part, mostly off the coast of Queensland and south of Darwin. I look at it as the most complex and no doubt, we have to keep pushing that complexity. The problems of the world are not getting any easier. While it might have only been a training exercise, a Chinese ship was spotted keeping a close eye on proceedings, and given geopolitical tensions in the region, it is a clear message this military might is not just for show. The best way to prevent a war is to be prepared for it. The better prepared you are, the less likely somebody is going to be foolish enough to put you in harm 's way. This 300m aircraft carrier with about 5000 crew is expected to depart Brisbane by the end of the week. Where they will go is classified that what is known is the USS Ronald Reagan will remain in Pacific waters. The next Talisman sabre will be held in 2019. To weather and how about this view - a stunner from Ros Donohoe. Thank you.

A large high pressure system over the eastern part of the country is responsible for keeping our part of the continent mainly cloud-free. The next cold front will affect the south again tomorrow, followed by another on Thursday and Friday.

Rain is expected inland tomorrow. A bit of wind is about. And here in Canberra, we can expect some rain and cloud.

We can expect a dip