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This program is live captioned by Ericsson Access Services. Today: Ruling delayed as a Colombian judge considers a plea deal in the drug-smuggling case of Cassie Sainsbury. A Sydney florist describes how a man held a broken bottle to his throat before being shot dead by police at Central Station.I feel sorry for him. Yeah, I feel sorry, but I'm alive, because I could be dead. Old wounds reopened: Donald Trump reinstates a ban on transgender people serving in the military. And hanging up the captain's hat: Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore calls time on his career. Hello. Kathryn Robinson with ABC News. A Colombian judge has suspended the hearing of an Adelaide drug smuggler, Cassie Sainsbury, as he considers a plea bargain struck between prosecutors and her lawyers. Reporter Matthew Smith is following developments from Adelaide and Matthew, Cassie's plea deal has hit a snag. Can you take us through what happened at the hearing this morning in Bogota?Well, she went into today's court hearing fully expecting to be given a 6-year jail sentence. This was a plea deal worked out between her defence team and prosecutors over the last few days. In court, she admitted that she had been carrying the drugs, more than 5kg of cocaine, that had been hid yelp in headphones. However, prosecution, the judge, everyone -- hidden in headphones. However, prosecution, the everyone was surprised by a statement she then made to the court. How did this threat happen?Because I didn't want to take any package anywhere.What would have happened if you didn't take that with you?I was told that my family and partner would be killed.And is the issue here, Matthew, before we move on to the local reaction in Adelaide - is the issue here that what she just testified in court is different to the statements that she made when she was arrested, in that she felt threatened?Exactly right. This was something that was not passed on at the time of her arrest or at any time since and then suddenly in court this morning, she came out with this after everything had been brokered, the plea deal was ready to go ahead, six years in jail and then suddenly everything was turned on its head.So what's the local reaction been there in her hometown? Well, most of the members of her family are over there to hear what's going to happen, in court, with the sentence to be handed down. However, her sister, Khala, this morning would not speak to the media. Yesterday, she said a plea deal would have been the best possible outcome. However, she also said that whatever sentence was handed down, her sister would always be known as "cocaine Cassie" and she also had fears for her own family. She has four children, Khala, and she did have fears that their safety could be compromised in the future.So what next, Matthew, for Cassie Sainsbury?Well, the judge will reconvene this court case on August 8. An international law expert at the University of Adelaide, Dr Amy McGuire, has said a 6-year sentence would be a reasonable outcome. She also said there's no prison transference deal between Australia and Colombia so any sentence will need to be served in Colombia, and that is a concern because there are fears for Cassie Sainsbury's safety if she does stay in jail, in the jail system over there despite being in witness protection. Matthew Smith, many thanks for the update. Sydney's Central railway station has returned to normal after a fatal police shooting of a man during peak hour last night. A warning - some viewers may find these images distressing. Get down! (GUNFIRE) . The man was shot and killed by police officers near one of the entrances to the station in front of shocked commuters. Video of the scene was captured by witnesses. Police had been called to the area after reports of an armedriry. Reporter Johanna Nicholson has been at the station. The shooting happened near this florist at one of the entrances to Sydney's Central Station. It was just before 7:00 when police received a call about an armed hold-up. I've spoken to the owner of this florist, who told me what happened here last night. He said that a man came into his shop and grabbed him by the neck and held a bottle to his neck. He's got a small graze to his neck. He said that he then managed to escape that man. That man then held up a pair of scissors and demanded that someone call police. Police then arrived at the scene. Witnesses say that they heard shouting, they heard police tell the man to put his arms down. Witnesses then say that they heard a number of shots fired. We now know that police shot that man and he died here at the scene. Let's have a listen to what that florist had to say about what happened here last night. Someone come and put his hand on my neck and then my jaw and then pulled a bottle this side of my neck. He was yelling, "Call the police, don't move." And then somehow I managed to run away from him, and...What did you think when you heard that he'd been shot dead?I feel sorry for him. Yeah, I feel sorry, but I'm alive, because I could be dead. The ABC has confirmed that the man who was shot dead here last night was a 30-year-old. A full investigation will be carried out by a critical incident team from the homicide squad. Given that this incident happened just before 7:00 last night here at a very busy station in Sydney, there were a lot of witnesses and police are asking for anyone who saw this incident take place to come forward and contact them. Johanna Nicholson reporting there. Well, the US President has left thousands of transgender people serving in the US military facing an uncertain future. In a series of tweets, Donald Trump announced a ban on transgender personnel, citing the tremendous medical costs and disruption to the military. It's not clear whether those already serving will be thrown out immediately. Washington correspondent Zoe Daniel reports. Boys and girls from the American Legion in the Rose Garden. The President delivering a message of patriotism and service.Others may choose to answer the call of duty, put on the uniform and risk everything for our nation and for our nation's people.With one new exception. On Twitter, the President upended the military's policy on transgender personnel.

This is a very expensive and disruptive policy and paced on consultation that he's had with his -- based on consultation that he's had with his national security team, came to the conclusion that erodes military readiness and unit and made the decision based on that.During last year's campaign, Donald Trump vowed to be a champion for the LGBTQI community. Now he's being accused of discriminating against those risking their lives in the military. Transgender activist and military whistleblower Chelsea Manning also took to Twitter.

As a veteran, I am so proud that I served my country, but this is a major, major setback for us.It's a little painful. It was very personal but that's not going to stop me and it's not going to change my love for this country and the military. Anywhere between 2,500 and 15,000 transgender people are already serving. The White House couldn't say how they'll be affected but denies it's discriminated -- discriminating. The motivation was perhaps a Republican split over the military paying for gender reassignment and an upcoming budget bill that includes funding for the border wall. It has shifted focus away from the battle on health care and the President's pointed attacks on the Attorney-General. Well, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Australia's relationship with the United Kingdom will only grow stronger in the wake of Brexit. Australia and the UK's foreign and defence ministers are continuing talks in Sydney today. National affairs correspondent Greg Jennett joins us now live from Canberra. Greg, what are the two countries hoping to get out of today's talks? These discussions are due to wrap up this afternoon and we will hear a media conference from the four respective ministers, Kath, but it's very clear from the opening remarks that we were privy to that trade will dominate discussions there. Boris Johnson, the UK Foreign Minister, was very blunt about his expectations. He looks to Australia as an early partner for a free trade deal once Britain has been able to exit the European Union. It's not allowed, in effect, to have a bilateral free trade agreement until that process is wound up. But he is looking to hold Australia up as a case study of cooperation and as an economic partner with the UK. So that's one tangible measure that Boris Johnson laid out. In addition there are ranges of cooperation through the defence portfolio that will be discussed today but Boris Johnson is feeling very much at home in Sydney. He regards Australia as a country with which he's very familiar and he made that fairly clearly in his opening remarks as the meeting began in a high building just overlooking Sydney Harbour. It's amazing --It's amazing to be back in Sydney. As I reminded last night, that view over your shoulder of Sydney Harbour bridge, takes me back to my early days when I was being taught rugby and my then Australians coach was, "You've got a back like Sydney Harbour bridge, mate." I then learned how to scrum properly and bind tight together in the front row.So we've had an influence on you.You have. And I think when you look at Australia and the UK, you have two countries that are increasingly bound tightly together and we need to be bound tightly together. I think now, above all, as you rightly say, Julie, the threats we see in our world have been intensifying. You rightly call attention to the threat of terror, which not only afflicts us in Europe, but which also, of course, is manifesting itself in the Indo-Pacific region as well. So, Greg, with regular by and trade on the agenda there, what else is likely to be discussed? Because Defence Minister Marise Payne has flagged a discussion about North Korea. What is likely to happen there?Yes, Kath, it is clear that both countries - the UK and Australia - have been privy to some new intelligence assessments coming from the United States. Now, obviously we're not, but reporters in Washington DC - a few have been briefed by insiders at the Pentagon and what's happening is the United States is escalating it's assessment of North Korea's capacity and intentionings when it comes to missile capability and development. So there is a vague, at the very least, expectation within Washington that another missile taste may be conducted as early as today, because this is the 64th anniversary of the signing of the Korean armistice but, as well, if that event happens or not, there's also an accelerated presumption about just how quickly North Korea might be able to develop a nuclear capability and to deliver it within an Intercontinental ballistic missile and reports from the US suggest this is now tracking about two years sooner than first anticipated. So Marise Payne has made it clear, as did Julie Bishop, that this will be a topic of conversation today. What we don't know is whether any precipitous action would be taken by either country or what options might be on the table, but they -- on the table but they have flagged that it's a hot topic for discussion.Finally, Greg, these talks come in the middle of a lucrative tender process for Australia's next naval ships. Is the UK planning to use this as a marketing exercise?Quite possibly because there's a lot of money sitting on the table for the UK-based tender of BAe. It's sitting alongside Spanish and Italian bidders for the future frigate program. This tender process is being done at arms' length from ministers. Ultimately they'll have to sign off fromness the selected bidder but it is inconceivable that a high-powered UK delegation would come to Australia and not try to advance the bid for Bae in some way, although Marise Payne, it must be added, was circumspect when asked about this yesterday, pointing out that tinder processes are done at arm's length and she had no intention of being influenced unduly by any discussions that might come up on that subject today.Greg Jennett, many thanks.Thank you.The ABC has confirmed a Special Forces member is being investigated over allegations he killed an Afghan businessman, then planted a pistol on the body to make it look like self-defence. The man was shot in a raid in Afghanistan six years ago. Reporter Dan Oakes, is in Melbourne and joins me now. Dan, can you take us through the official version of what happened in tarn cot six years ago?The -- tarrin cot. What's alleged is the manager of the warehouse that was raided attempted to escape and drew a pistol and Australian Special Forces killed him in self-defence.This was six years ago. Why is the alleged incident only being investigated now.There's an inquiry by the inspector-general of the Defence Force into the culture of the forces and specific allegations of things that have happened in Afghanistan. I'm told this is one incident among a number that that inquiry is looking at. It's unclear why that particular incident has come to the attention of the inquiry but we're told there's an allegation that the man was shot dead and a pistol was dropped to make it look like the killing was in self-defence.Is this inquiry independent? Or is it a case of the military investigating itself?Look, the inquiry is being carried out separate to the chain of command, so I suppose it's as siloed as you can get within defence. It's been carried out by a New South Wales Supreme Court judge, a major-general in the army reserve who has the reputation for rigour and wants to get to the bottom of some of these issues. It is technically within defence but we understand it's warn teends from the chain of command.How long is the inquiry expected to take?Look, it's going to go for a very long time is the expectation. There's a very -- very complex issues have taken place over an extended period of time in which our troops were in Afghanistan. There's great difficulty in speaking to witnesses and divearg information and these are serious allegations in some cases. We can expect the inquiry to go for long time.Many thanks. Britain is banning the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040. It follows a similar move by France as part of a growing push to fight climate change by promoting electric cars. But environmental campaigners say the plan is not aggressive enough and steps need to be taken sooner. Lisa Millar reports. On some days, the quality of air in London is among the worst in the world and diesel engines - so popular across Europe - are some of the biggest polluters. It's hard to see, but the levels of nitrogen dioxide have been growing, forced by a court order, the government has set a deadline. By 2040, no-one will be able to buy a new diesel or petrol car.We have to get rid of petrol and diesel cars off our roads if we're going to make sure that not only do we deal with the health problems that air pollution causes but also that we meet our climate change targets. The good news is the car industry is already moving in this direction.Britain has a long and proud history of car-making and already some big-name brands including Volvo and the Mini, are shifting towards electric models. But the boss of Aston Martin says the government has not done enough work on the plans.If you can't pay for it then, as a statement or a policy, it's absurd.Environmental groups say an initiative that will take 23 years to come into practice is not what Britain needs now.Well, the plan is certainly -- has certainly grabbed the headlines over here but read a little deeper and you can see the massive challenge they face, starting with these - electric charging points. Drivers say there are not even enough of them now.It will all cost money and take time. Clean-air advocates say there is not enough of either. Time for the day's finance news now. The US Fed met overnight. What was the result of that?There really wasn't much of a result, Cathy. They've decided to keep interest rates on hold. Now, those rates will stay within 1% and 1.25%. US inflation remains below the Fed's target of 2% a year and that may see further interest rate hikes delayed, perhaps as late as December or even early next year. After the Fed's announcement, the US dollar fell against lots of currencies, including the Australian dollar. I'll show you those numbers a little later. The central bank said it would start winding back its massive balance sheet relatively soon. That's a change from its last note when it used the term "this year". With these things, the wording is really important so changing that to "relatively soon" indicates there might be some movement earlier than economists had expected. Before we look at the reaction to that - I'm sure the Aussie dollar had something to say in reaction it that - our beef industry is facing massive losses.A number of ships are essentially sitting on the water at the moment because Chinese authorities are saying some of these abattoirs are not complying with their regulations. Six an tours in Australia have abattoirs are not complying with
their regulations. Six an tours in Australia have been banned. Australia have been banned.
The meat works have been put on pa banned list for not complying with Chinese labelling laws. Companies include Kilcoy past Pastoral Company, JBS Australia, Fletcher International and Thomas Foods. Federal Trade Minister Steve Ciobo says up to $100 million of trade is at stake. Australian diplomats and trade negotiators are trying to resolve the issue with more Australian shipments headed for Chinese ports.Australian markets are higher this morning?

Well, Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore has stepped down as captain and will retire from international rugby at the end of the season. The 34-year-old has played 120 tests for Australia and is currently the second most capped Wallaby player of all time. He's been speaking with reporter Craig Hamilton. Stephen, a tough decision today?It was very tough, something I've been thinking about for quite a while but I think it's right for myself, my family and also the team. I think it's the right time to call time on my career at this level and let the team move on from here.Were injuries a part of your decision today?Not really, actually. I've been very lucky in my career with injury. I haven't had too many. The body felt pretty good. It was probably just the mind that was starting to become tough, you know, the... The international rugby being such a taxes thing and the work you need to put in and the commitment you need to give it. I felt like particularly looking through to 2019 and the World Cup, it wasn't something I could give my all to. How long have you been considering the decision?Oh, look, probably two or three months, I think, back to June and the June tests. I was sort of thinking about it then and how much longer I could contribute and I felt like that was the right time, like I said. If you speak to people who have done it, they'll tell you that, you know, when the right time is and I just got that feeling.And what about career highlights? Have you had a chance to look back at your career yet and think," Ge, that was special"?Not a big think about it yet but you look back obviously to your first test and first few experiences in the jersey. I was lucky enough to meet Nelson Mandela at Ellis Park when we played the Springboks there in 2005. It was my second test and a daunting experience and the World Cups I've been involved in and 2015 being the highlight of that, making the final and the journey we went on there and, you know, that was probably the moment when I felt like the team really made the country proud and everyone was behind us over there. We probably didn't see a lot of it when we were across there but we really felt the support from back home and that was an amazing thing to be part of.Do you reflect on that World Cup final against the All Blacks in 2015 as the one that got disappointing
away?Definitely. It's a disappointing result, no doubt, something that will be set in history forever but I think that - I haven't watched the game again yet. Maybe I might pull the old tapes out at some point. They were the better team on the day and they deserved to win and that's where it ended. Playing hooker is a tough spot in the pack. Why do you think you were able to ask? What's been the secret to your longevity?I think I had a lot of good people around me. Physically, I tried to prepare as best I could and recover well all the time and I try to be consistent in how I approach the game. Test rugby is taxing and tough, particularly in the front row, and I tried to get the best out of myself every week and I suppose if there was one thing I tried to be it was that player that my team sort of knew what I would do every week and turn up and do my job well. I wanted to be a player that was relied on and if I could say that, I would be proud.Are you optimist bick the Wallabies' chances of improvements in the next 18 months? It's been a tough time for Australian rugby for a year or so.Yeah, it has. And I think we're about to go into a tough period of games and we know that and we're preparing accordingly. That's why we're here in Newcastle this week, working as hard as we can. I believe there's a good group of young leaders in the team now that can take the team forward and that's what it takes. It won't be up to one or two players to take the leadership. It's got to be a group thing and once you have that really strong core group of players, that can be infectious and the team, I think, can do some good things over the next few years. Now with more on this and the rest of the day's sports news, here's Shannon Byrne. Shannon, how much of a surprise is the resignation? Probably not that big a -- not that big. When you look at June and July he was dumped as Wallabies captain for Michael Hooper leading into the test against Fiji. As he said - and you can hear it from him - the next Rugby World Cup is in 2019 so he really is starting to become a fringe player. Michael Cheika, you know, probably using him off the bench. It's great news that he gets to go out on his terms. It's expected that Michael Hooper will take over the reins as the Wallabies captain and we saw that earlier in the year in the Fiji test. What a superstar of Australian rugby, is 20 test caps. Hopefully he picks up a few more against the all black. The second most capped Wallaby behind George Gregan who has 136 test caps. He'll forever be known as one of our greats but it's nice that he gets to go out on his terms. He has one more year he says he'll play with the Queensland Reds, despite having a 2-year contract with them. He said he probably has more to give to the Queensland Reds and the transition of it changing over. Probably not a surprise that he's standing down from international rugby but only one more year after this one playing rugby in Australia.But going out Oncescu his terms, as you say.Yeah. Now, Emma McKeon having a great meet at the World Swimming Championships. Phenomenal. She's born in Wollongong, based in Brisbane at the moment. But last night she added two silvers to her personal tally and that was on day four of the World It
Swimming Championships in Budapest. It was this one in the 200m freestyle. She led in the final turn but was run down by the world record-holder, Italy's Federica Pellegrini, but she actually tied for second with the US great, absolute great in Katie Ledecky. So she has just had a meet, as you mentioned, a phenomenal swimming meet. She then backed up to get Australia a silver as well when she joined the Australian mixed swim team and it's a nice thing that they have now at the World Championships where it's boys and girls swimming on the same team. So she was just absolutely phenomenal. She was part of the Australian team that claimed silver in the mixed 4 x 100m medley relay just behind the US. Personal tally of four silver at the world swim meet. She was the best performer for us in Rio and I talked about her earlier this week so to pick up two more silvers last night, she has had some meet. She'll need a rest after this but really our only swimmer that's performing at the moment.She looked tired on the podium but was elated in the pool when she tied for second. Before you go, Novak Djokovic has retired injured for the rest of the year. Yeah, look, he's played 51 straight consecutive Grand Slams and it's no surprise, really, when you look at the last couple of Grand Slams he's played in - retired hurt in Wimbledon with a tennis elbow injury so that's it. He's actually said that he's going to sit out the rest of the season. It's actually a day to a year ago that Roger Federer said that he was going to sit out and look how well he came out after a little bit of time out from the game. Good news for Novak Djokovic is that his coach, Andre Agassi, has committed to stay with Djokovic for next year. Not so good news if you're a fan because he's going to sit out the rest of the season so probably not a surprise with the elbow injury that he's said to be carrying.Shannon Byrne, many thanks. Time for a quick look at the national weather details now and it's mostly sunny in Sydney.

These are the top stories on ABC News: A Colombian judge has deferred his decision on a plea deal for drug smuggler Cassie Sainsbury. The 22-year-old Adelaide woman has been in jail since April after being found with more than 5kg of cocaine. She's told the court she was coerced into carrying drugs because her family was threatened. Witnesses say a man shot dead by police at Sydney's Central Station had been behaving erratically. Officers were called to the scene just after 7:00 last night after receiving reports of an armed robbery at a florist. A 30-year-old man reportedly held a broken bottle to the victim's neck before picking up a pair of scissors. US President Donald Trump has used Twitter to announce a ban on transgender individuals serving in the nation's military. The announcement has been rebuked by rights groups and politicians. Demonstrators have gathered in Times Square to protest against the President's announcement. Wallabies captain Stephen Moore has announced his retirement from test rugby. Moore broke the news to teammates in Newcastle just weeks out from the opening of the Bledisloe Cup. It's likely teammate Michael Hooper will step in to lead the Australian side. The French Riviera is in the grip of a wildfire emergency at the height of the summer tourist season. At least 10,000 residents and holiday-makers have been evacuated from homes and camp sites, with some spending the night on the beach. The worst of the fires broke out in the dead of night. Flames engulfed the hillside west of Saint-Tropez, burning forests, scrub and everything else in their path. By the time residents realised the danger, the damage was done. TRANSLATION: We'd switched the light off. Then I saw light around the shutters. I opened them and then I saw flames in the trees.By morning, the devastation was clear. Jerome escaped with his wife and family but they've lost their home, cars and business. Thousands more people were forced to evacuate from homes and camp sites along the coast. At this popular holiday spot, campers moved into the local sailing club. TRANSLATION: First, there was panic and then we tried to grab important things, but obviously we left a lot behind. Many sought shelter on nearby beaches, watching as water-bombing planes doused the flames from the air, at its height more than 1,000 firefighters battled to stop the fire reaching the village. TRANSLATION: It's a disaster for the region. We are underresourced and I've told the President we need more firefighting planes.Nearly 1,500 hectares has been burnt out. Authorities have launched an inquiry into how the fires began. Continuing windy conditions mean the danger is far from over. Well, a new report predicts every job will be changed by technology by 2030. Future workers will have fewer managers and will spend more time learning on the job and using science and mathematics skills. The findings by the Foundation for Young Australians has prompted calls for an overhaul of Australia's education system to focus more on cognitive and emotional skills. For more, I'm joined by John Gill, managing director at a recruitment agency. Good to see you again today. Likewise.Should we interpret these stats with a foreboding sense of doom given that every job looks like it might be changed in the future? Or should we view them with optimism?Certainly this report is not scaremongering so I think we can all calm down. It seems to be a very rational response to the change that is already here and the change that is predicted. So whilst the report says," Change is coming," let's not forget that change is already here. What sort of change is already here? If you look at the example of, say, a law graduate, the job that a law graduate does now is very different to the job of a law graduate 10 years ago thanks mainly to Google search ability. So we are adapting more.
to technology but we need to do more.OK. It's forecast in the report that today's 15-year-olds may have 17 different employers during their working life. What skill sets do you see as the most vitally important post 230?Well, this is what -- post 2030? Well, this is what this report sets out - the skill sets we need to train our children to have. Those are communication skills. We need to have better research and entrepreneurial skills. The lack of management...Apologies, I need to interrupt you to take you to a live media conference out of Rockhampton where Matt Canavan is speaking. .. Which provides grounds that I have not breached section 44. I think it's important we let that process run now and let the court make its decision. It's obviously important for me but it's now a decision which is not just about my circumstance, it's going to establish principles which go to the heart of eligibility of many Australians to stand for Australian Parliament. It's an important legal question. The High Court of Australia are the appropriate body to look at these things and I'll let them do their job now.There's lots of calls for you to release the documents that your mother put forward to Italy to... Are you going to release those?First of all, I stand by everything I said the other night. I've never signed a document, given consent or had any knowledge of these matters until the last week and now with those matters in terms of documents will be revealed through the court process.What was discussed in the family conversation that Barnaby Joyce referred to yesterday?As I said the other night and other evening, I was aware - I did say the other night that I was aware my mother had become an Italian citizen or taken steps to do so. Again, I'm not going to provide a running commentary now. All these matters will be dealt with in the court. That is who is appropriate. It's not going to be decided through these discussions or conversations. It will be decided by the High Court and I'll let them do their job.Why didn't you simply ask her?Look, it's pretty tough for my family but I wouldn't be doing this without the support of my family. I'm fortunate to have a strong and resilient family. I, um, am thankful for that and times like this makes you realise how important families are. We're sticking together and we'll get through this and, you know, it wasn't anything... You know, my mum acted with what she thought was my best interests and had no idea of the ramifications around any of this until the matters involving the two Greens senators were in the media the last couple of weeks.Why didn't it you ask if it affected yourself? Quite simply, as I said the other night, I had no suspicion of any of these matters. I was working on the presumption you would have to fill out forms, give consent and sign papers to become a citizen of another country and I've never received correspondent from -- correspondence from Italian authorities regarding this. I had no, in my view, suspicion I was a citizen. I'm making arrangements for my own legal representation at the moment. They haven't been finalised but I'm in the process of doing that. As I say, those arrangements are putting -- being put in place. Did your father's fraud conviction have anything to do with your mother's application for Italian citizenship around the same time? I'm not going toInto -- go into details on that because it's not relevant to my position in the Senate. It was a tough time for our family. We stood together and I'm proud that we did.If there's nothing to hide in the papers where not release them?Because it's for the court to look at and it's not appropriate to run those conversations through the media. They'll be revealed and there's a time and place before that before it -- for that when it goes before the court.How can you say you haven't received notification when there have been three elections and referendumed since you've been an Italian citizen?I stand behind what I said. I have not received any correspondence from Italian authorities - ballot papers, other correspondence or anything until the past week. Again, the court will get to the bottom of can.We understand they've gone to your mother's house. I have not viewed any myself.You're a diligent senator, how can you say they weren't forwarded to you?I'll repeat what I said. That's the facts of the matter and they'll be investigated. Thanks, guys, thanks very much.That's where we'll leave Matt Canavan's media conference, outlining that he stands by everything he said the other evening when he left the ministry. He said that he never signed a document regarding his Italian citizenship and all those matters and other issues will be revealed during the court process and he doesn't intend to give a running commentary further. Returning now to the story about a new jobs report which predicts every job will be changed by technology in 2030. Jon Gill, MD of Cicero, joins me now. Apologies for the interruption there, but we were discussing what are the skill sets that will be of vital importance for the workforce post 2030?That was a nice introduction to the need to be adaptable and changeable!Yes!You need to be more entrepreneurial and self-driven because there will be less management and less people directing you on what to do. Communication skills, greater research skills and a greater emphasis on using STEM skills.We'll get to STEM skills in a moment. You said there will be less management. In fact it's something like 26% of the management sector will shrink. Does that mean that people are just going to have to manage themselves better? And be better self-starters? It does mean that. But this report is also calling on us to be able to train and teach people those skills better through our education process. But for the younger people, I think that's actually a great advantage because management has traditionally been time served gets you up the ladder. Whereas, with less management, those with real leadership skills will get the chance to advance quicker.There's nothing new in that we hear much of STEM in schools and the workplace and indeed in government policy. Yes.What if, say, you're not naturally inclined to science, technology, engineering and maths? Well, the report is not totally bad news for those individuals. Um, they... The report says that the use of communication and persuasive skills will be - you'll spend 17% more time on that. You'll spend more time interacting with colleagues and with clients of your firm or customers and so it's not totally bad news. It's not maths or bust, it's just that we need different skill sets.One of the other fallouts from this report is people questioning whether or not we're preparing our children properly in the education system and there are calls for a massive overhaul of what we're teaching kids as young as preschool. Would you agree that changes need to be made to meet the future demands of the workforce?Oh, look, I believe there is. This report points towards that. We've already seen that universities are complaining that students coming to them have been rote-fed and taught skills rather than taught the ability to go and find the knowledge they need to acquire so this report just expands on that and really lays out the critical importance of those rather than just through your university career. The challenges are definitely to educators to stop really teaching and grading people on their knowledge of facts but more teaching them skills and ability and how to apply those in the real world. Now, there are some schools who are already applying this. I have a 16-year-old son and 15-year-old son. The school openly said as an elective, "We are training your sons for jobs that do not exist yet so we've got various departments to come up with an interesting program that will teach them the skill sets they're going to need." My son as one of his electives is, between the and design
history and engineering department and design department, where they are researching medieval siege craft and then designing the perfect medieval siege craft and taking it to the engineering department with the idea that the last day of term, there'll be four or five real-sized siege catapults on the field lobbing 2kg watermelons at each other. That really engages the kids but it's also teaching them great skills about cross-selling and, you know, cross-utilisation and opening up the brain pathways they're going to need.Interesting indeed. Jon Gill, MD of Cicero, thanks for your time today.Pleasure.Ice is the most widely used illicit drug across the country according to the latest analysis of Australia's waste water. The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission's latest analysis suggests ice use is highest in WA, South Australia and regional Queensland. The Northern Territory and Tasmania were not included in the testing. The Federal Justice Minister Michael Keenan says even those the -- though the results suggest ice use is down from last year, it's still concerning.Ice use has declined across the country in the four months from October last year till February this year. This is an encouraging sign and shows you that our law enforcement and health responses to what is a significant problem are working. This is a diabolical drug and when you educate people about the effect it has on them physically and mentally, the effect on the people they know, the families and the wider community, it is a terrible drug and we do need to continue to explain to people about why we're so concerned about it and why we're so keen to have a national strategy to deal with it and we have that strategy. Scientific minds from around the globe have been toughing it out at this year's international chemistry conference in Melbourne. The host of the Science Show on RN was there rubbing shoulders with Nobel Prize winners and finding out about the latest developments in this field of science. Good to see you, Robyn. Good to see you.Talk to me about one of these Nobel Prize-winners that you rubbed shoulders with - he works in the field of molecular motors. What has he discovered?He got a Nobel Prize in 2016 actually for finding motors the size of a molecule, these tiny, tiny motors, you have some in your body whirring round at the moment and what they've tried to do and succeeded actually is to manufacture them - and I asked him whether he'd brought any to Australia and he said in fact it turns out to be like a glass full of powder and carrying a white powder through Customs is not the kind of thing you want to do and explaining it's just tiny motors... Anyway, what they've done since he got the Nobel Prize is try to work out what they could be used for and it's amazing because they can make a different kind of plastic and materials that heal themselves and can do all sorts of very, very clever things. It's quite amazing, paints and such like. It's wonderful.I was reading a very small amount on this where you say how you would apply molecular machines to modern-day life. One is releasing drugs into the bodies and also restoring car parent because we all know the car fades in the sun, doesn't it. It's extraordinary to apply such practical - to apply this in such practical ways.I'm reminded to some extent - although it's not the same thing - of where they put bacteria into cement and where there's some sort of crack when the concrete is exposed to the air, then the bugs come out, do what they normally wouldn't do necessarily, and they heal the concrete so you don't have to replace it quite so much. So you've got there, at the molecular level, things going on to make materials last so much more. With any luck, they'll do it under control because they might go their own way of course. So it won't happen like that.So you also caught up with another scientist, Israel's first female Nobel Laureate. What sort of work is she doing?She got the Nobel Prize in 2009 for working out the exact role of the ribosomes. Now, they're outside the nucleus in your body right now and the blueprint from the DNA is taken out via RNA and the ribosome is told then how to make a protein so, in fact, it's the factory making you, the proteins, all the proteins of your body, the enzymes, happening there. It was a wonderful, genuine breakthrough. And what she's doing now is to see whether she can take the ribosomes of bacteria, the harmful ones that give you disease, and kill their ribosomes. So my question was how can you tell good from bad bacteria? Because you don't want... Because without good bacteria you won't be alive. So hitting the diseased ones is the next challenge and producing the next generation of antibiotics. It could be wonderful.We live in a day and age that have superbugs becoming resistant...That's the point, that's the point. At first she refused to be interviewed by me and my room. She said, "I can't go into a man's room and break Israeli protocols." I saiding "I'm 73! What do you mean?" She said she was older so we got on fabulously after that. Thank you so much for your time. Sounds fabulous. So Canberra now where Australia's first Hindi language movie is set. Salt Bridge tells the story of Indian migrants in Australia exploring cultural identity and forbidden love.

Well Salt Bridge is the first film for the director, who joins me now from Canberra. Welcome. Welcome, Katherine. Thank you. You're a scientist turned public servant now turned movie-maker. Why did you decide to make this movie?I the reason I made Salt Bridge is mainly because of just giving some shape and form to my passion for literature and music, especially Indian literature and music and I also got a lot out of using films so I thought it was payback time for me.So you've described this as a labour of love. How did you get it all off the ground and put it all together?Yeah. When I wanted to tell this story of this Indian migrant arriving in Australia and getting into a messy relationship with a married woman, I started writing the story and then it took the shape of a novel and eventually I thought that it could be better told on the silver screen. So I started the whole process of casting - turning the story into a script and here I am.How would you describe the film? Do you see it ostensibly as a story of forbidden love?Kind of. It's more like a story of a man's heart, if I want to put it that way. It's like how in a relationship sometimes, the man's side gets subsided because of the way the society perceives the whole thing, the way the power equation in a moral right, if you want to look at how society perceives things from outside when something is happening between two people.Now, this movie definitely has Bollywood elements but it's not a fully blown Bollywood film, is it?No, it's not a fully blown Bollywood - in fact I hate to put it into category as such. It's a Hindi movie. The predominant language is Hindi. It does have a little bit of dance during a holy celebration, the Festival of Colours, but other than that it's a very human story which can be appreciated by everyone and it's English subtitled as well.Now, music plays a very big part in this film, of which you wrote many of the songs, and they're so good that you made the Oscar shortlist.That's right. I was very excited to get the news of the Oscar shortlist of seven songs. Out of the 74 shortlisted, seven were from Salt Bridge, which is quite an achievement, I feel. I'm, as I said, I have a great passion for music, especially Indian music. I wanted to go back and do something about it and basically give people a melody to remind them of the good old times in India. Indian people often talk about how music was very nice a few decades ago and how it has gone down now so I wanted to basically explore my musical, um, side. Congratulations on your Hindi movie, Salt Bridge and thank you for your time.Thank you so much.Here to talk us through the latest releases is Jason Di Rosso, host of RN's The Final Cut. Good to see you. We're back to the Planet Of The Apes. Let's take a quick look.All of human history has led to this moment. The irony is we created you and nature has been punishing us ever since.Very dark, very epic. Those poor apes, those nasty humans. Those CGI apes.The very compassionate and kind April leader is great in this and he's so good because essentially that sort of CGI monkey mask that he wears lets all his nuances - the nuances of his performance shine through. This is a film very much about a sort of behind-enemy-lines war film where he leads a group of apes on a journey to sort of confront this evil human colonel who is giving the apes a lot of grief and, of in fact, there's a bloody battle scene at the beginning of the film where he lays waste to a lot of apes. He's played by woody Harrelson in a kind of homage, I think, to Brando in Apocalypse Now. He's cold the Colonel and he's like the colonel in Apocalypse Now. There are great battle scenes and I think it's a compelling and well-made film from Matt Reeves. He returns of a Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes. I enjoyed this but I think this apes franchise is a little self-serious. There's something lacking for me personally in these films.Fatigue? A little bit of fatigue for me personally. I know there's a lot of fans and there's anal gri about asymmetrical warfare and you could look at it as some kind of metaphor for Syria or Afghanistan. I'd like to see someone let this off the leash a little more. Even someone as bombastic as Michael Bay. I'm probably in a minority on this. Fans of the Apes franchise will like War For The Planet Of The Apes. It squanders the power of the opening with a more cliched plot point after that.To something now absolutely and totally different.Absolutely. There's a Spanish remake of an Australian film.An Australian sex comedy indeed that was called The Little Death, written, produced and directed and starring Josh Lawson. And this film has been remade and is being remade in a whole heap of different countries, countries as far-flung as India and Lithuania. This is the Spanish remake. It's fine. It's episodic, about various couples facing various sexual hang-ups with their relationship and with their intimacy. It's more kind-hearted and colourful than the original Australian film. It kind of comes across assal mods Var light. The original had dodgy elements. The woman with the rape fetish is gone in this film and it becomes a woman with a fetish about being robbed at knifepoint which defuses some of the more dodgy implications of the first. So it's a successful remake, probably better than the original. It's not, you know, it doesn't reach any great heights but I think it works. A bit of fun. Definitely an adults-only comedy.I saw the trailer. Definitely adults only. Thank you.You're welcome.And the RN film critic will be on air tomorrow from 11:30 and online tonight. Time now to look at the national weather details:

Well, that is ABC News for now. I'm Kathryn Robinson. Thanks for your company today.

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