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(generated from captions) In his mid-teens, he joined the band Yothu Yindi. Dr Yununpingu eventually went solo. His debut album selling more than 500,000 copies worldwide and winning him an ARIA. Along the journey, he performed for royalty, Prime Ministers and even Presidents. When he was asked to perform for Barack Obama, his first question was: "Who?" Dr Yunupingu played alongside some of Australia's top musicians, including Midnight Oil's Peter Garrett, who made this tribute overnight from a stage in Paris. Creating music which was beautiful, culturally strong, and lifted people's spirits all over the world. But childhood illnesses took their toll on his kidneys and liver. This was where he spent some of his final days, camping on Darwin's coast before a friend took him to hospital. As a society, we should be thinking how did it come to this? That this amazing man, with that disability of visual impairment or blindness, who achieved so much. But even close to death, he remained an inspiration for the next generation of Aboriginal artists. We're all very fortunate and lucky to be able to have witnessed such phenomenal talent. A talent that will live on through his music. Farewell, Drg Yunupingu.

-- Farewell, Dr G Yunupingu. To weather. And how about this gorgeous pic of a

A large high pressure system over the eastern part of the country is responsible for keeping the rest of the continent mainly cloud free. A high pressure system over southeastern Australia is extending a ridge to northeastern New South Wales, while a series of cold fronts are moving to the south.

The Bureau is forecasting rain from Sunday, expected to continue through next week. At this stage, that rain looks set to intensify next Thursday. And that's the latest from the Canberra newsroom. I'm Dan Bourchier. Great to have you along. Stay with us for 7:30 with Leigh Sales.

This program is live captioned by Ericsson Access Services. Families and doctors at odds over access to medicinal cannabis.I love you too, baby. Push me away! We should be allowed to do it under supervision and guidance. It's crazy.We don't know for whom it works and for whom it's dangerous. How many times have you made this phone call to Optus?24.Stuck in the slow lane.Your line laz been severed.Moves to get NBN customers back online faster.The customers are saying we don't care whose fault it is, we want our bloody service. And the politics of inequality. You'd have to have had your eyes and ears closed for almost 20 years to believe that inequality hasn't increased in Australia.Lots of Australians have chronic medical conditions and you'd like to think when they find treatments that alleviate their pain they can have access to them. That's particularly the case when it's children who are suffering. Last year medicinal cannabis was legalised in Australia for use under strict conditions but advocates say it's still extremely difficult to get your hands on it. Parents difficult to get your hands on it.
Parents of children with severe epilepsy are one of the main groups affected and many are at their wit's end.

Good morning.Good morning.Hello. Stretch E. A big stretch.A big stretch. For Sophie it affects every single aspect of her body and her daily life. She has many seizures, hundreds of seizures even on a good day. You ready? Ready?Sophie Martin has draskt syndrome. On top of that -- Dravet Syndrome. On top of that she has cerebral palsy. She's been in and out of hospital since she was 10 weeks old. Including 100 times in intensive care.When we're not in hospital, the bad days are where Sophie is not able to even move. As you can see, our home is like a miniature, mine hospital. We have our re-- mini hospital. We have our resuscitation table here.The cocktail of drugs have taken an enormous toll on her body. After a steep decline in her condition and another severe seizure, her parents decided to take a gamble.I said to the doctors I'm just doing this now on the record because we had no more options. They were not able to approve the use but they were not going to say don't do it.The couple began importing this low THC cannabis oil from the US. Where there's been anecdotal evidence of dramatic benefits for some children with severe epilepsy.Since using the cannabis oil, Sophie went 16 weeks without a status epilespticus and previous to us starting that -- events, and previous to us starting that oil, she had them every four weeksThe conditions are very hard to meet. For the Martins and many other families, nothing has changed. They're still buying their own supply on the black market.No. You have spoken to your neurologist now? Advocates report similar concerns from families around the country. We're certainly hearing from families who are currently using illicit product and they're trying to get a prescription for a legal products. They don't want to be breaking the law. That's real difficult. There are no clinical guidelines available at the moment. When they seek approval from the Government, the Government is expecting some research in terms of the efficacy of the drug they're asking for. That research is not there yet. So the doctors aren't comfortable. They're not prescribing.Another West Australian parent is caught in a difficult position.When we started medicinal cannabis three years ago, she was an four anti-epileptics and still having six to eight seizures a day. When we started with medicinal cannabis she was seizure-free within 10 days.Now imports of the oil she's been buying illegally for the last three years have been blocked. So you can't now access the medicinal cannabis online? I I can't. Shay won't ship to Australia because they know they could get in to so much trouble for it. I was after an update on the special access scheme application for my daughter.She's been trying for months to get a similar product legally on prescription, being bounced between doctors and the Therapeutic Goods Administration.I feel like I've had to threaten to get paperwork lodged, to try and get a supply.But the problem is that many of the products available haven't fld gone any formal safety checks in Australia and compounding the hurdles, according to families, is an extra layer of red tape, state as well as Commonwealth approvals needed before medicinal cannabis can be prescribed. And each state has its own regime.The thing about medicinal cannabis is we don't know a lot about it and don't know how much we should give. We don't know for whom it works and for whom it doesn't work. We don't know for qloom it is actually dangerous? These are lots of questions for a lots of drugs. What it means for the medical profession is we have to be very cautious.A recent Victorian trial found 40% of children have their seizures halved while on medicinal cannabis and 5% became seizure-free. But the Australian Medical Association argues far more research is needed before the drugs can be wide leaf used. It believes the new laws -- widely used. It believes the new laws were premature.I thought it was a populous move at first and it's very easy for a politician to say yes to people. At the end of the day, when a doctor is sitting with a patient, they have to have a different conversation.Get your legs. Good girl. Ready? 1, 2, 3. Good girl.A few weeks ago the Martins had to make a very difficult decision. She's at a points in her illness that the suffering is really bad. And it is more significant than the positives when she's unwell and we're having more unwell days than we are having positive days. It was decided that we were transferred over to palliative care and not for resuscitation ordser now in place. It's terrifying to think that when she has one of her bad seizures it might be the end.

I love you too, baby. Kiss. Oh, push me away.They want to continue to use their medicinal cannabis but under medical guidance. They don't think it's a miracle cure but believe it would at least improve Sophie's quality of life.We're flying absolutely blind and taking a massive risk because we don't know what it's doing in regards to or other medication mampt. We should not have to be worried about this -- management. We should not have to be were eafd about this. We should do it with supervision and guidance. It's crazy that we're not.Since 7.30 visited this family earlier in the month, an alternative prescription could possibly work but she says it shuntsd be this hard for parents who are already strug -- shouldn't be this hard for parents who are already struggling. She wants a national body to streamline this while the search and supply issues are sorted out.Navigate the bureaucracy for us. Take the pressure off the family. We have enough going on. Somebody needs to put their hand up and be a champion for all of us. And we can't do it. We're too tired.The NBN was meant to be the nation's next big digital revolution but the rollout laz been plagued with tales of tangled wires, slow andeds drop-outs. Consumers often find themselves unable to resolve problems quickly. There's now a push in Canberra for telcos and NBN Co to fix the customer run around or face financial penalties. This man is very patient. How many times have you made the phone call to Optus?24.He needs to be because he's getting the run around as he tries to fix his NBN.For a home or business telephone press 3. Did you know the issue with your service may be resolved by switching your modem off for 30 seconds and then switching it back on?His drama began more than two months ago when his internet dropped out.Well, the technician came out and he very quickly identified the problem. Which I'll show you and you can see quite clearly for yoump. He said, "Here it is. Your line has been severed."The technician thought a garbage truck had probably knocked out the line. After Optus failed to fix the problem, he decided to call NBN Co directly.This is what I came home to after about six weeks. At first I was quite excited because I saw a new wire had been established. When I came out and saw the wire had been wrapped around this utility box.After six weeks of nagging the fix-it job laz been a new wire that's been wrapped around your box and the old severed wire is dangling stuck to your wall?Exactly right. It seems like such an obvious fix. Yeah. It's fairly simple that this end of the wire here needs to go tine that end of the utility box and then we're done.As the NBN is rolled out to more properties at a faster rate than ever before, the number of complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman is piling up.In the last six months alone there's been a 54% increase in the number of complaints about internet services to the TIO. A member of the Federal Parliamentpist NBN Joint Standing Committee hears plenty of stories of disgruntled consumers.The NBN itself seems to be incapable of dealing with these basic consumer complaints and the continues handballing, the NBN tennis game between the retail service providers and the NBN itself about who is to blame and how the problem will get fixed. The customers are pulling their hair out and they're saying, "We don't care who's fault tuis, we want our bloody service."How are you doing? Henry has been suffering NBN outages for more than eight months. No internet?No. It's been like this for a month. Best part of a month.Henry got the NBN so he could Skype his grandchildren who live in New Zealand. I suppose it's nice when you're on Skype to see your grandkids?They're moving. They're talking. They're reacting like you are to my question, to your question. And you can see all that and that's the beauty about the don't
Skype. It's disappointing Optus don't see this as a problem to send a technician under their control to come out and look at it. They promise you that these things are going to happen. But they fail to deliver.After waiting for a month, Henry's latest outage was finally fixed yesterday. Optus has offered him compensation and told 7.30 it apologises.Our view is that the focus to date has really been on getting the infrastructure rolled out. The consumer safeguards part of it has been slightly pushed to the side, but now NBN is really reaching scale and the impact of the absence of the consumer's safeguards is starting to be felt.We don't want there to be a blame game and don't want cust noors get caught in the middle of retail service providers. That's happening in some instances We need to improve that. We agree. Clyde has taken his complaint to the industry watchdog.Hello. This is Judy Jones.He's still not getting a result and is reaching the end of his tether. OK, another phone call, another 10 minutes. What did we learn?None the wiser really. We'll keep our fingers crossed on this one and hope somebody is going to work out what's going on with this.Did they give you any confidence they're aware of the problem and how to fix it?No. We don't have any confidence abltsd that. That's part of the reason why I'm talking -- about that. That's part of the reason why I'm talking to you.The NBN should be held accountable for the problems that it is itself creating when customers can't get an internet service.Stephen Jones is now pushing for financial penalties on telcos or NBN Co if they fail to deliver. There's a push to establish clearer lines of responsibility and financial penalties for telcos and NBN Co when they fail to deliver. Is this a fair proposition?I think as a qlol we can improve as an industry. In terms of the specifics about how that happens I'll leave that up to I guess the regulators. The majority of times we are getting it right. We're getting it right first time 9 out of 10 times and the vast majority of people are happy with their service. Givethen scale of the rollout you'd obviously be hearing about a number of complaints that are compl coming to thefore. Clyde went 72 days without NBN. After 7.30 contacted both Optus and NBN Co, his service was finally restored this morning.The internet is access and communication is like a utility, you need to be connected. Over the next year or so you're going to hear a lot about inequality. Bill Shorten's made it central to the political strategy that he plans to take to the next election. Tonight Labor's former Treasurer, Wayne Swan, tells 7.30, that capitalism as we know it must change because of inequality. Andrew Probyn takes a look at how much traction that inequality message might be able to gain.

might be able to gain. Inequality, it's become the political buy word in Western politics. And it's made rock stars out of white-haired men. Looking to global policies that actually share the wealth. Not glory in the levels of justice and inequality.There is no justice when so fume have so much and so many have so little.

Even younger, more photogenic politicians have leapt on the band wagon.Increasing inequality has made citizens distrust their governments. Distrust their employers. It turns in to us versus them.That politics that got out of the box is not going back in any box.In Australia, inequality is well and truly out of its box as a political weapon.Inequality kills hope. It feeds that sense, that resentment that the deck is stacked against ordinary people, that the fix is in, the deal is done.It's contested territory.This idea that people and inequality and incomes has been going nrts wrong direction. That's not borne out by the facts. It hasn't got worse. It's got better.Governments should be focused on alleviating poverty. Inequality is noticing another guy has a jet ski over the fence. It doesn't cause suffering or poor health.You would have had to have had your eyes and ears closed for almost 20 years to believe inequality hasn't increased in Australia.For many people it's a lived experience, where they're seeing their wages not grow. Meanwhile, they're seeing other parts of the economy or other companies and people doing very well.Anybody who tells Australians the way to deal with inequality is to weaken the business sectser is actually being very dishonest with people.So what do the statistics show? Since 1995, incomes for the top 10% of wage earners have steadily increased. By comparison, incomes for the bottom 10% of earners have only marginally improved. The gap between the richest 10% and the poorest has increased by 78% over two decades, even with inflation taken into account.I hope people will listen now.The head of the International Monetary Fund surprised many economists in 2013 when she warned inequality was an economic risk. This view is spreading as the Reserve Bank Governor showed today. If workers are getting no real wage increase year after year after year that's insidious and reduces support for sensible economic policy.Do you think inequality is rising or getting better in Australia?Well, it's risen.Interestingly, the pointy heads have changed their view on the economic orthd doxy. We know that ine -- orthodoxy. We know that inequality is back for economic growth.It's hollowing out the middle class around the developed world, creating vast armies of working poor and leading to stagnant economies and political polarisation. The pre-eminent issue of our time.Wayne Swan says inequality has redefined the economic rules.There's no question about that. The economic model that's delivered the inequality is trickle down economics which is basically tax cuts for the rich, deregulation for the powerful and wage suppression for the rest.Are you saying capitalism has to change? Unquestionably. Capitalism needs to be saved from itself. That's what people like the Governor of the Bank of England are saying. What the financial institutions around the world are saying. Capitalism is thoroughly discredited at the moment because it's produced rampant income and wealth inequality.It is quite extraordinary to hear from a former treasurer. Is your thinking different to what it was when you were Treasurer?It is somewhat. I've talked about inequality all of my political life but what I've discovered when I was Treasurer just the extent to which powerful vested interests would try and drive policy to make outcomes even more unequal. The next target of the inequality campaign will be those tax cuts to the big end of town. Are these calls and is this fight going to get even louder?It certainly is. The Labor Party is going to lead this battle because it needs a whole set of policies for inclusive growth.We have got to remember if we want people's incomes to rise and create jobs, we have to have a strong and competitive business sector.Bill Shorten has set about rebranding existing policies under the inequality banner. And you get the sense the Government has been caught flat footed. Lake's policies on -- Labor's policies are now framed as inequality issues. So too are ALP policies on tax and superannuation. It's part grievance politics where identifying irritations is far easier than solving them. But it's very effective. And Mr Shorten's next target will be family trusts which some say vastly favour the rich.Inequality is reshaping economics and reshaping our politics.New lines loom in the inequality war cry.Nothing was given from bsk by the eletes and the power -- above by the elites and the powerful. It was only ever given from below.Until a couple of years ago Gail Kelly was one of Australia's highest-profile corporate leaders as CEO of Westpac Bank. Then she retired and we've not heard from her publicly since. She's written a book about what her career taught her about life and leadership. It's called Live, Lead, Learn. She sat down with me in Sydney to talk about it. Nice to have you on the program again.Thank you very much. Lovely to be here. Many people worry about retiring and making the transition from full-time work to a different stage of their life. How have you found that, particularly coming from such a big job?I think it was good adjustment for me. I've never been someone defined by what I do. I've always had a wide variety of interests in life. I think that's helped me in retiring too. It wasn't a sense of, "Gosh, I'm going to lose my sense of relevance and deprivation." It's interesting on the week of retiring I visited our Queensland offices to say goodbye to some of the team there and in walking off the plane, walking down the runway with one of the gentleman, he said to you, "Are you going to suffer from relevance deprivation?" I remember saying, no, I think men suffer more than women from that." I have lots to do.You came to banking with an arts degree in double history and Latin. That is a sharp turn.I-y always wanted to be a teacher. I finished off with my Latin and history degrees and taught at a private boys' school in Zimbabwe. Having just knot married and got married straight out of university. And I absolutely loved that. I then moved to Johannesburg because my husband decided to do a medical degree. We went to Johannesburg and I couldn't find a post in a private school. I couldn't find a post teaching Latin. I landed up in a government school over a period in two different government schools. And I really found myself out of my depth. Got to the afternoon of a particular day. A sports afternoon. I was responsible for the activities. Thank goodness it got to the end of the day. I could close the clubilous up and say I'm going home. This little boy came running up to me and said, "I've left my jumper inside. Could I please go and get it?" Obviously all of that latent unhappiness in me came out and I stormed back up the stairs and put my hand on my hips and I gave this young boy a clr and told him he needed to look after his things and this was invent. And take better care. Then Iopethened door and let him scurry in and out. As he ran back down the stairs and I shut the door, I just stood and paused for a moment and I felt very shameful. What has happened to me? This person who likes people. This person who likes children. This person who likes teaching. What has happened to me that I'm behaving in this way? I recognised that I was deeply unhappy and losing weight, miserable and something needed to change. I became a teller in a bank branch in Johannesburg. Didn't think that would last forever but never looked back from there.It's amazing because hearing that story most Australians would know you as Gail Kelly, the polished CEO of Westpac. They would find it hard to reconcile as a young woman who is broken and falling apart and thinking of herself as a failure and so miserable and unhappy?That's true. I used to catch the bus to school and I was the type of person who could never not go to school and never not front up. I was so miserable I'd get on the bus and say a little prayer that something would heam, this bus wouldn't actually get to school. No-one would be hurt, we'd all be fine but I'd have a legitimate reason to not go.Women are asked about how they juggle work and family in a way men are not, but nonetheless women are very interested in hearing how other women do that. How did you manage? What I found difficult was the balance element. There is no silver bullet for it as you yourself would know. It's a messy business, this life of juggling career and family. Particularly, I found when the children were young, lots of balls in the air and dropping a number of balls in the air. What helped me was having a fabulous husband. It really helps a woman in business if you have a very strong partner in life. And someone who is not just a supporter but an active supporter. In my case in some of those difficult years he did well more than the 50% of actual household responsibilities.As you'd be aware there's been some scandals involving banks recently, talking about customers, people feeling ripped off with superannuation insurance and so forth and that's led to calls for a royal commission into bankingGiven the level of responsibility and power banks have, why shouldn't banks have that extra level of scrutiny? I think they do. They have enormous levels of scrutiny. It wouldn't surprise you I don't think that a royal commission into banking is necessary within Australia because of this extra levels of scrutiny. When you travel globally, the Australian economy as a whole, Australia as a whole is highly regarded. The banking sector is very well regarded as well. High governance stand ,ds excellent set of regulators and APRA has very high global esteem. When you speak to people offshore, they're stunned here in Australia there would be cause for a royal commission into banking. And the problem with that is you set expectations really high. Very nice to see you again. Thank you.Thank you so much.That's the program for this Wednesday. Matt Wordsworth will be in the chair tomorrow. I'll see you again on Monday. Until then, goodnight.

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