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This program is live captioned by Ericsson Access Services. Today, more citizenship drama in Parliament. Malcolm Roberts announceded that he renounced his ties to Britain before he nominated. The US President's new communications director launches an extraordinary attack on his White House colleagues in an expletive laden interview. Violence on the streets of Jerusalem after crowds of Muslim worshippers return to a disputed holy site. And 50 years of intrigue - the US spy base Pine Gap, marks a major milestone. Welcome to mornings. Looking at the weather first in Looking at the weather first in the capital cities around the nation.

Wall Street finished mixed overnight. Telecommunications was the best performing sector. We'll check more check more figures later with Rachel Pupazzoni. Federal Parliament's dual citizenship drama could ennar another -- ensnare another Senator, One Nation's Malcolm Roberts. He said that he renounce ds his UK citizenship but only received confirmation after the election. Our reporter has more from Parliament House in Canberra. Plr was born in India to a Welsh father and Australian mother and they moved to Australia when he was a child. He's been under Australia to look at his citizenship in light of the Greens MPs and what happened to Matt Cannavan. Last night he outleened the -- outlined the timeline of even vents he took to renounce the citizenship. He said before he nominated for election, he wrote to British authorities, or emailed authorities, three times, asking them if he was, indeed, a British citizen, and if he was, requesting that that citizenship be Republic nounsed. It -- renounced. It wasn't until December this year that he received confirmation that the British citizenship was revoked. Malcolm Roberts won't publicly release any documentation but insists that he complied with the rules because he took all reasonable steps to renounce his citizenship, which in previous cases, the High Court has said was sufficient. But I guess the question here is whether he followed the proper process to renounce the citizenship as other MPs here in Parliament have. And at what point, he ceased to become a dual citizen.Is he required to produce those documents by anyone, or will someone have to challenge this through the courts?In short, no. He's not required and that is the dilemma for journalists in this situation. We can't independently go to the UK authorities and ask them to give us documents about private citizens. In this case, it would require a challenge in court if anyone wanted to take up that legal case to drill further into this issue.So just how far could this go with other MPs?I think we're entering some unchartered legal territory here. For MPs who were born overseas, it's a relatively simple process to figure out if they are, indeed, dual citizens, before they nominate for Parliament. But in Matt Cannavan's case, he was born in Australia and was entitled to Italian citizenship by descent. So there are dozens of other MPs in Parliament whose parents or grandparents were born overseas and could, and I stress could, be in a very similar situation. So the High Court will actually answer this question. It is an untested legal case in the coming months. But in the meantime, the Greens want an independent audit of all MPs to figure out if anyone has breached the constitution through their citizenship rules. The two major parties appear to be lukewarm to that proposal. Cabinet minister Christopher Pyne this morning on Channel 9 was saying that the High Court will resolve this issue. This is what he had to say.The High Court needs to make some pretty clear decisions about what Section 44 of the constitution means, and, more importantly, when you do or don't become a citizen of another country. Because in the case of Matt Cannavan, apparently his mother made him a citizen of another country when he was 25. He wasn't an infant, without having even signed an application form. On that basis, Kim Jong Un could make us all citizens of North Korea and we'd all have to resign!Not sure that that would actually happen, but on the Labor side, Anthony Albanese is very confident that all of his colleagues are in the right in this situation. He says that Labor's processes are very rigorous. This is what he had to say.We're careful. People have to present their birth certificates or have to produce, if they were born in another country, evidence at the time that they nominate. So we're very confident that no Labor members or Senators have issues. That was Labor's Anthony Albanese on the citizenship saga unfolding at Parliament House. Donald Trump's senior White House team is fracturing badly. The new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, has launched add foul-mouthed scathing attack against the White House Chief of Staff and other members of Trump's inner circle after a series of leaks that painted Anthony Scaramucci in a bad night. Our correspondent Ben Knight in Washington says it's been one of the strangest days in US politics that he's ever seen.We woke up this morning to this half-hour long phone interview with Anthony Scaramucci on the CNN breakfast show, where essentially, he accused the White House Chief of Staff of leaking against him and he was pointed about him. And he said things like, "There are people in the White House who are try to, in their mind, protect the country from this President". Which is just impossible to imagine this happening in any previous presidency. As so many things have been impossible to imagine in any previous presidency. So we took the day from there and thought - well, that's pretty strange, and started reporting on it. And then things got very, very strange. OK, so last night, when Anthony Scaramucci was pretty upset about the two news articles or two things that he thought had been leaked against him, he called the reporter who had published or tweeted out the news that he was having dinner with the President and a couple of people at Fox News. And he called the reporter said
from the New Yorker and essentially said - who leaked that to you? Where did you get it? And he said, "I can't tell you". And what followed was a conversation which was recorded in some detail and has only published here about an hour ago. And it's just gobsmacking that you have this new member of the White House team. As I say, he's only been in the job five days. He has absolutely gone to town on the White House Chief of Staff. He's called... And I'm going to leave out the expletives. Let's just remember, this guy is a Wall Street financier from Long Island in New York. He could swear for his country, and he pretty much has in this article. But he has called Reince Priebus a schizophrenic, a paranoid schizophrenic. He's also lined up Steve Bannon, who people have been observers of Washington politics will know, is the chief strategist for the White House. And is really considered the idealologist for Donald Trump and the person who helped get him into the White House. His destriction of what he thinks Steve Bannon is sitting around in the White House doing, perhaps I can describe it as an act of auto eroticism, which for the vast majority of males would be physically impossible. And talked about how he's building his brand off the President. So he's absolutely opened this foul-mouthed broad side at two of the... Well, two of the most senior figures in the White House and opened up this civil war in this public arena. None of this was off the record.And suggesting that he they have committed crimes as well? And he can't actually go back on that and suggesting that he wasn't suggesting that against Reince Priebus now?No. And a lot of the focus of this at the moment is just - he said what? You just can't imagine how this White House can function until someone decides that they have to leave or are told to leave. There's another element to what he told the reporter from the New Yorker saying that I have the digital leaks of what's been going on and he's going to be in touch with the FBI. It's deranged stuff.How damaging is this for a communications director to become the story in such a dramatic fashion, within a couple of days of taking on the job?It depends which president you're working for. That response is a pretty Trump-ian response. It's not an apology. It's barely a backward step and that is exactly how Donald Trump likes to do things. The reason he's in the White House is because Donald Trump likes him, a lot. He's there because it was also suggested by Donald Trump's son in law and Ivanka Trump. This is how Donald Trump goes about what he does. Donald Trump's Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, they don't go back a long way. Reince Priebus used to be the chair of the Republican National Congress, which is about as establishment as you can get. And as people who watch Washington politics would know, Donald Trump ran against the establishment. So his appointment as Chief of Staff was really a compromise with the establishment wing of the Republican Party, and also looking to members of the Republican Party who weren't comfortable with Donald Trump being president and saying, it's OK, Reince Priebus is in there, he'll keep the ship steady, he'll make sure that nothing too out of the ordinary happens. It's never been a comfortable relationship between him and the Chief of Staff. When Anthony Scaramucci when on television this morning to take the swipe at Reince Priebus. We had a briefing from the White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders this morning and the question was asked - does the President have confidence in the Chief of Staff? And there was no answer. There was no answer that said that the President does. It was an answer along the lines of - well, this is a White House where we have differing views and that's good and the President likes that kind of competition and he encourages that kind of competition. So what damage does it do to Anthony Scaramucci? I don't know. Probably not a lot. This is absolutely a civil war in the West Wing. Someone will be the winner and someone will be the loser and at the moment, you'd have to back Anthony Scaramucci. Thousands of Muslims have flocked to pray at Jerusalem's holy site since Israel removed the controversial security barriers. But more than 130 people have been injured in clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police as the long-running tensions continue. Our Middle East correspondent has more. It started 13 days ago and it's just been this stand-off which the Palestinians are now claiming as an outright victory. What happened two Fridays ago is that two Israeli policemen were shot dead by Palestinian gunmen who had been hiding their helps inside the al-aqsa Mosque compound. Israel installed it and then Palestinians refused to go inside al-aqsa. They've been praying in the streets ever since and they pray that the new security measures were an increased Israeli encroachment on their holy site and that Israel was changing the status quo of the very sensitive compound without consultation. It's been very tense. Six people were killed there last Friday so it's going to be Friday prayers again there on Friday in Jerusalem. Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, who was under a lot of pressure to take down the measures ahead of tomorrow, because there were fears of a lot more violence. So what happened this afternoon is that thousands of Palestinians entered al-aqsa. They hadn't gone there for 13 days. They were praying outside. So thousands flocked there. The streets were crowded and there were just so many people. And there was basically stun grenades fired and some people claim that the Israeli forces even fired rubber bullets. Amnesty International put out a statement saying that Israeli forces attacked peaceful crowds and they claim that it was unprovoked. I spoke to the Israeli police who claim that stones were thrown to them first. We're still trying to get to the bottom of what happened this afternoon. But the Palestinian Red Crescent says that over 110 Palestinians were injured in the clashes. Tension, violence and confusion has marred the final stage of the election in Papua New Guinea. Public buildings have been set on fire in one city and an alleged kidnapping attempt on a new MP in Port Moresby. Our PNG correspondent has more. Certainly over the last week, the violence has intensified in the Highlands. Police were killed. An assistant returning officer was shot in the city, which is the capital of one of the Islands provinces. And the airport has been shut because of an extended protest over the declaration of the member for that seat, with more than a quarter of the ballot boxes being counted. Last night, things got worse there. Public buildings were burnt down. The western Highlands Treasury building reduced to ash. Shots fired throughout the afternoon and evening and major highways in and out are blocked. Residents aren't able to move around. The fact that we've had deaths and then this extended violence and protests suggests that things have gotten worse in the highlands in the closing stages of the election.What about the problems in the election process itself, including the secret declaration of one electorate after polling officials had already named another candidate as the winner. What happened?There's been a number of allegations about serious irregularities in the counting process. There were problems with the polling process and then one of the most strident critics of the current Prime Minister, Peter O'Neil and his rival's seat took three weeks to count T is normally one of the first seats to be declared but the returning officer for the seat went missing at various stages of the counting process. When the seat was finally declared for him and that his victory was confirmed, election officials couldn't find the returning officer who is needed to sign the writ. They waited for several hours and eventually, the Governor-General appointed another officer to actually sign that writ and he was officially declared as being re-elected. Then hours later, in a hotel room, the returning officer appeared and was filmed by one of the local TV networks declaring the third-placed candidate as the winner of that seat. Extremely strange. His reasons for it in the video, he gives a reason, it's not really understandable. He just said that he decided to declare the third placed candidate. And both the Electoral Commissioner, the election manager, say that that declaration is illegal. They'd already declared a candidate. The count was very clear. And here you have a returning officer, who has disappeared and then turned up in a hotel room to declare the third placed candidate as the winner. Now everyone is expressing concern for that returning officer saying that it doesn't look like he did so of his own free will. Extremely strange. And not only that, we have this incident now where we had another incident yesterday where a new MP who is a member of the National Alliance Party, in opposition to the incumbent government, arriving at the airport on a charter and allegedly, a former government member attempting to kidnap him and drag him off to the government camp where the government MPs are in negotiation. And a violent scuffle caught on camera. One of the local TV crews. So you know, things are extremely tense here in the final stages of the election. To the breaking news now on the bottom of the screen. Christian Baine-Singh has been jailed for 29 years for the stabbing murder of Melbourne woman Rani Featherstone and an attack on a man 11 days earlier. 34-year-old Rani Featherstone died on a footpath a short distance from her home in Melbourne's eastern suburbs in Doveton in 2014. We'll have more from our reporter shortly. A family of four has escaped injury after a truck ploughed into their home on the New South Wales Central Coast overnight. The man, who allegedly stole the truck, is currently in a critical condition. Our reporter is at the Royal North Shore Hospital. Well, this very significant crash, this delivery truck that was stolen by a man, crashed into a home on the Central Coast and, remarkably, the family of four inside escaped unharmed. The driver of the truck is in a critical condition. He suffered some pretty severe head injuries and was airlifted to hospital, to the Royal North Shore Hospital here for treatment. But yes, as for the family of four, they had a very lucky escape. It was just after 11:00 when the man stole a delivery truck from a petrol station on the Pacific highway at Wyong on the Central Coast of New South Wales. He was then trying to drive through a roundabout and lost control and then crashed the car down an embankment and into the back of this property at Watanobbi on the New South Wales Central Coast. So the truck itself has now been removed from the scene, but you can see houdge damage was caused by that truck. -- how much damage was caused by the truck. It was carrying milk and do nut -- doughnuts. Emarkably, the family escaped unharmed. The driver was not so lucky. He's been treated here at Royal North Shore Hospital and the police in the area are carrying out an investigation into the crash. Police investigating the Grenfell Tower fire in London says there's reasons to suspect the local council of corporate manslaughter. The royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea has been officially informeded that it is under suspicion. The council's tendency management is also suspected of wrongdoing. Police say that a senior representative of each body will be interviewed but no decision has been made on whether charges will be laid. The Za'atri Refugee Camp in Jordan was supposed to a temporary refugee camp for people fleeing Syria. Today it is one of the largest in the world. Our correspondent reports on its fifth anniversary. This was only meant to be a temporary camp, a temporary refuge for the millions who fled Syria. But now 79,000 people call Za'atri Refugee Camp home. It's about 12km from the Syrian border to the north and after five years, there's no sign that anyone is going anywhere. I'm here on the Shams De Elysses - it's a play on words of the Syrian city and the famous street in Paris. It's the heat of the day here and there aren't many people out. But this is normally the heart of the refugee camp and it has really become Syria's fourth largest city. With the continued violence in Syria, I think it's not safe for a lot of Syrian refugees to return home. Therefore, in the short to medium term, they need jobs and they need an income to provide for their families.Za'atri Refugee Camp is Jordan's fourth largest city. And the aid groups you speak to will say - by refugee camp standards, this really is the gold standard.The services here in this camp are good, but we're talking about deeply traumatised people. And that trauma plays out in a range of different ways. We see really high levels of domestic violence, in particular. We see children, obviously, girls, being married off at increasingly young ages. And that means that they're being withdrawn from education. And many boys are actually out working in the community to earn the family a living and that also disrupts their education.Six years the Syrian war has been going. Za'atri Refugee Camp has been here for five years, but for the people that live here, this is home. There's no end in sight for the fighting and they've all told me that they're just not sure when they'll be able to leave. Three people have been killed in clashes between Venezuelan security forces and protesters during a 2-day strike against President Nicolas Maduro. The strike aims to pressure Nicolas Maduro into cancelling a controversial vote for a new Congress due to be held over the weekend. The Opposition says that the Socialist Party wants to consolidate dictatorship with the Congress with the power to rewrite the constitution. Now to finance and a very good morning to Rachel Pupazzoni. And Twiggy Forest's FM G has had a lot to say.About the area in the bill ar a. Fortescue Metals is refusing to back down from a bitter tight with native title holders. Last week, the people were given native title over a huge land. Native title experts say that they could be up for $100 million in compensation after the ruling. The FM G CEO said that it will look to appeal against the decision.It is because exclusive possession native title has been granted over the land, despite the fact that there have been a number of different native title groups that have had a connection to this land, and there hasn't been the ongoing continuous possession there. We've also made seven other agreements with native title groups in the Pilbara where we've provided a balance across cash, jobs and business opportunities in terms of that compensation for native title. And so, it's not a matter of setting a precedent. The law is quite specific and says that mineral wealth is actually not part of the calculation for compensation in native title. We are very prepared to sit down and work with native title groups and make sure that their communities benefit from the growth and development of fort cue, which we -- Fortescue, which we have done successfully.After a sold I had week of growth, the Australian share market market has opened down this morning.

While the Australian dollar that is come off the highs of yesterday, it's seeing solid growth, up 5% in the past fortnight. The senior Vice-President of foreign exchange at Compass Global Markets says that it is not just the poor US dollar that's led to the Aussie strength. We've got some positive figures in terms of our trade surplus. Australia's current account deficit has dwindled to less than six tenths of GDP and we have robust jobs growth. The last two months in Australia, we've seen full time jobs grow by over 115,000. These are numbers we haven't seen for almost 30 years. So fundamentally, it's good support for the Australian dollar. And that's the reason why we believe there's still some joup side, perhaps another 2% upside. We could -- upside. We could see them trade up towards 82 cents in the coming days. Finally, the head of Amazon briefly became the world's richest person. Amazon shares jumped at the start of US trade. Forbes magazine said that the jump pushed his worth to $9.9 billion -- 89.9 billion, going over Microsoft's Bill Gates. Amazon started out at a book seller but has expanded. I should have gone into book selling! Time now for a check of the weather and a very good morning to Nate Byrne. The latest from the Byrne. The latest from the bureau on the outlook for August?I do. You can tell by the amount of red right next to me here t is not necessarily looking that great. So what we're looking at here is a chart that shows the chance of a place being above or below the average temperature for the month. But essentially, what we should expect is to see most of the country pretty close to being white. But in fact, most of the country is very, very red. That means more than an 80% chance of being warmer than normal median temperatures. So it doesn't talk about how much warmer in this chart in particular. The bureau is a little bit cautious about predicting exact temperatures over such a big period, but essentially, most of us can expect to be warmer than the normal August we'd have.What are they basing that on?It's based on quite a few things. What's happened so far... Because temperatures have a lot to do with the weather situation, but then also things like the amount of moisture around in the ground, how much humidity there is. Because that affects how much rainfall you'll likely to get and cloud cover you're likely to get and when you've got cloud, esent qually not as much sun can get in. So it's a whole range of factors that go into figuring this out and look at what the models are predicting for the future.How is rainfall looking for August?Let's take a look. Essentially you'd like to see a lot of white here again. We have brown, instead. Brown means more likely to be drier than average. So the story is not great, especially across much of the south of the country. Different story for Tasmania, though. The west has been fairly dry so far. We're expecting more rain, especially in the east of Tasmania over the next month. But you'll notice that most of the key agricultural areas for us in WA and in the south of Adelaide for the eastern parts of New South Wales as well, all looking like another dry month ahead.And it will be really interesting to look back over the month of July and what's happened with temperatures over July. When are we likely to see those figures? We'll see the actual figures come out once July is finished. But the bureau has already commented on the month that we've seen so far. In fact, once you've had your fill of ABC News, which is, of course, almost never! You should take the opportunity to go and check out the bureau's wrap-up video. I have tweeted that. Last night, they put it out yesterday. Essentially, what we've seen so far for the month is evaporation rates higher than rainfall rates. We haven't seen dams filling in the same way that we normally would in July, especially in the south-east of the country. It's all driven by the high pressure systems. We've been talking about it for ages. They're so low that they're really keeping all of the cold fronts out of the south of the country. Of course, the weather for today, I'm about to tell you about two cold fronts in the south of the country, but on average, seeing fewer of them than normally and not getting as far north.Did it make any specific mention of southern Queensland? Because those Brisbane temperatures seem to have been quite warm for the last month?In fact, right across the north of the country, it has been warmer than average, than we'd normally see and that has driven to a lot of problems, especially in the Northern Territory. Fire danger season already here with some significant fires south of Darwin already happening. That's likely to persist right throughout August with the temperatures remaining warm. In the south of Queensland, not so much. It has been sunny and clear, for sure. Rainfall is down, generally. But no bushfire concerns yet over what we'd normally expect.So around the states and territories today?I'll show you the cold fronts first. And just in the south-west, we have a really big cold front coming through causing some damaging winds for parts of south-west WA today. Also another front in the south-east is moving over mostly New South Wales today thank to a trough just moving ahead of it. That's bringing showers and a few storms about this morning as well. And if we do now take a look around the states:

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on the ABC. I'm loving it! The top stories today. One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts insists he has not breached the constitution in regard to his citizenship status. Senator Roberts says he renounced his British citizenship before he nominated for Parliament. But he's told Sky News that UK authorities only confirmed it in December and that's five months after the election. President Donald Trump's new communications director has launched a vulgar attack against the White House Chief of Staff challenging Reince Priebus over media leaks and calling him a "paranoid schizophrenic". It comes after a news organisation printed Anthony Scaramucci's publicly available financial disclosures online. He also attacked White House senior aide Steve Bannon, later tweeting his regret for using colourful language. Celebrates outside a holy site in Jerusalem have turned violence after the Israeli Government removed controversial security barriers. Crowds of Muslim worshippers returned to the Temple Mount after a 2-week stand-off. But witnesses said that as the crowds passed through the Old City's narrow streets, a stun grenade was heard and Palestinians appeared to clash with Israeli forces. And Australia has picked up the 7th swimming medal at the world swimming championships in Budapest but remains without a gold. The team of Emma McKeon, Maddison Wilson, Kotuku Ngawati and Ariarne Titmus claimed bronze in the women's 4 x 200 metres freestyle. Anthony Scaramucci has spent just just five days in the job as communications director for US President Donald Trump, but he's already making big waves. He's directly challenged the White House Chief of Staff to declare he's not been leaking information. It comes after a news organisation printed Anthony Scaramucci's publicly available financial disclosures online, but the journalist responsible for publishing it told CNN that Anthony Scaramucci called him to question the story before launching an extraordinary tirade against his White House colleagues. It's quote are remarkable. You know, if people are at home, there's some words in here we're obviously not to read. But he starts off with Reince is an - expletive, paranoid schizophrenic. A paranoiac. He then channelled Priebus. He believed that Priebus leaked this to me. So he was channelling Priebus in this and saying Bill Shine, who is a Fox sps News executive who was at the dinner last night.Former fox news executive.Yes, excuse me. He said Bill Shine is coming and let me leak the expletive thing and see if I can expletive block these people the way that I expletive blocked Anthony Scaramucci for months. Basically what he's saying that that the dinner that he had with the fox news executive, was leaked by Reince Priebus, because Reince Priebus was paranoid that Anthony Scaramucci was bringing the folks into the White House without his knowledge. I should say that that is just wrong. Reince Priebus did not leak that information to me.I want you to read a few more quotes from this. And he really hit you for not revealing who leaked the fact that there was a dinner. I don't know why he was so sensitive to the fact that this was going to come out. It was going to come out, as you pointed out, in any case. But he really wanted you to share what you wouldn't do, confidential sources? He was really pushing on that. And he said, you know, "I asked these guys not to leak anything and they can't help them systems". And he's appealing to my sense of patriotism saying, "You're an American citizen, this is a major catastrophe for the American country." He's talking about leaks here. "So I'm asking you as an American patriot to give me a sense of what leakeded it". Extraordinary times there for the Trump White House and we'll have a guest in the next hour or so who used to work in the US Congress. The US accused Iran for provocation for carrying rockets into space. They said that they believe it to be part of Iran's ballistic missile development viliating the UN Security Council resolution. The Phoenix rocket was launched from the space centre in Semnan. Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender people from serving in the US military has been Metropolitan with anger and de -- has been met with anger and defiance by former troops. The announcement was made via Twitter. Former army lieutenant and transgender advocate Catherine McGregor has called Defence Minister Marise Payne to rule out similar moves in Australia. I wasn't surprised by it. The timing surprised me, it came out overnight and I wasn't expecting that. It raises more questions than it answers in that it leaves - what is the status of the people who have come out since the ban was rescinded last year? What is the status of the allied nations who serve with the United States in an operational theatre now. Like if you're an Australian officer, who transition genders and are serving in American headquarters, how comfortable can you feel with that? There are a whole range of issues that the Pentagon seem to be blindsided by, which seems to be something of a characteristic by policies made by Twitter by this particular president. I think it is regrettable. The operation of for or against of having trans people serve is minimal. And the kog arguments about treatment are in the -- and the cost arguments about treatment are a tiny drop in the bucket with defence spending. Does it counter the human rights argument that in a democracy, any suitably qualified person, and I'm not arguing for the delotion of medical purposes. You need to be fit for purpose. I served as a soldier before transition. And after transition. And I think that every person, transor otherwise, would not want somebody who is not fit for purpose. No-one is suggesting that that is not going to happen. So it is virtue signalling of the worst order and kicking people who are patriotic and willing to serve their country. I think that that is regrettable. I can't afford to be fragile about this. When you transition genders, you know you're going to wear this kind of abuse and I've lived with a lot of it from Christian fundamentalists especially, and I'm not going to run around saying that I've been triggered by it, but yes, it's impacted on trans kids particularly. I've had a lot of people approaching me directly saying - what do I tell my kids about this? The fact is that it is happening in the United States, it's not happening here. I think that it would be really helpful for the Minister for Defence here to reiterate the policy here and make it clear that people are welcome to serve in our military. But yeah, regrettable. I'm not going to run around with my hair on fire about this. It's not unexpected. He's been indicating this kind of stuff for some time. I think the problem, the broader problem in relation to the status of trans people now is that it will reopen the bathroom war, the people who think that people like me should use the male toilet, which I just think is a deliberate attempt to expose us to violence. And a coded attack on our very right to exist. I think that that is where the next domino will fall this this debate and I think that's appalling.Catherine McGregor there. For two years, a war has been raging in Yemen with devastating consequences. A Coalition led by the Government and backed by the Saudis control the east of Yemen. While the Houthi rebels, backed by Iran, control the west. And a warning, this report contains distressing images. We cross the sea to Yemen. This was the only way to the port city of Aden. The Saudi led Coalition grounded the plane due to fly us in. And this is the kind of suffering they don't want the world to see. And this is the kind of suffering
they don't want the world to see. Rasam is 11. He's one of many children wasting away across the country. Since the war, malnutrition rates have soared. Hunger is menacing this nation, from the very old, to the very young. Like Hussein who fights for every breath. old, to the very young. Like Hussein
who fights for every breath. The United Nations says an entire generation is being starved and crippled and familiar famine is looming. -- famine is looming. In a ward nearby, another threat. A desperate rush to save Abdullah Mohammed Salem, who came in with no pulls. They tried to squeeze fluid and life back into his veins. He's one victim of an epidemic ravaging Yemen. Cholera. And it's the worst outbreak in history. There's now a perfect breeding ground for disease because sanitation services have broken down. Abdullah's son, Ahmed, has a message for those in power who are busy waging war. TRANSLATION: Deal with the sewage and clean the streets. Mosquitoes and flies are everywhere causing illness. We are demanding that everyone who claims to be our leader should just care about the people. Instead, they are dying of cholera at the rate of about one every hour. Another outcome of a brutal conflict. This hospital alone receives about 100 new cholera cases every day. Those who get help recover quickly, within hours. But many in Yemen are dying needlessly because they can't get the most basic treatment. After more than two years of war, half of the health facilities in the country aren't functioning. Like much else in the Arab world's poorest nation, an ancient civilisation with new battle scars. The presidential guard mans check points in Aden, but the Yemeni president is seldom seen. He was forced to flee by Houthi rebels. That's when his allies, the Saudis, stepped in. Their bombing campaign has not restored his authority. But it has destroyed hospitals, schools and homes, like that of this family. Their house was hit by two air strikes as the Coalition targeted Houthi fighters nearby. Sanada tells us that two years on, the extended family of 30 are among the forgotten victims of this war. Some of the family still live right here in the ruins, with no help, they say, except from God. Prince William is giving up his day job to focus on royal duties. The 35-year-old prince is leaving his position as a pilot for England's East Anglia Air Service to pick up the work relinquished by his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth. His colleagues say that he was an asset to the service.He's a hardworking member of the team. Always keen to get his hands dirty and help out. Whether it is just cleaning the aircraft or actually at the scene helping out with patients who are critically ill.Prince William will move into Kensington Palace in London with his wife, Kate, and their two children. The top stories today: One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts insists he has not breached the constitution in regards to his citizenship status. President Donald Trump's communications director has launch add vulgar attack against the White House Chief of Staff challenging Reince Priebus over media leaks and calling him a "paranoid schizophrenic". And celebrations outside a holy site in Jerusalem have turned violence after the Israeli Government removed controversial security barriers. Where do you stand on genetically modified foods? In South Australia, some grain growers are challenging a decade-long ban on GM crops because they say it is stifling the industry. Adelaide's central markets is foodie heartland. Grass fed, ethically raised, organic, biodynamic, free range, chemical free and locally grown. Whatever your paddock to plate preference, you'll find it here. But among the culinary conscious, there's one category they won't compromise on.We're against genetically modified foods. We like to eat whole foods, organic biodynamic food.I wouldn't eat GM. I would be looking a the alternative.People are looking for a a more natural choice and cleaner produce wherever possible.These shoppers are in the right place. South Australia is the only mainland state where it is illegal for farmers to grope genetically modified crops. Tasmania also has a moratorium. But GM is a divisive issue and some South Australian farmers believe it's time for change.They've had ten years to prove the worth of the GM moratorium and to date, there's not been anything to justify that position. We're trying to do what's right, rather than what's possible.Right for the consumer or the farmer? Right for South Australia.We've had long enough to see the effects of GM food. And that is on landline at midday on Sunday, that full report there. The Northern Territory's crocodile farming industry has been valued at more than $100 million. That's more than four times the previous estimate and it is hoping that it will create more opportunities for investment anded traditional lands. These baby crocs were hatcheded in a pilot program in a remote mument. The eggs are harvested from the child by Indigenous rangers and locals and -- from the wild by Indigenous rangers and locals. A territory Government commissioned report say that is it is a flourishing industry.We know that the croc is valuable. We now know the true value of the industry and we know that we can create a sustainable enterprise on traditional country with rangers.In one financial year alone, more than $2 million was paid to Traditional Owners and egg collectors.We're looking to the rangers to see that on country there, is a growth in the croc industry.The overall retail of the croc industry adds up to more than $100 million. The top end croc leather is being bought by luxury brands.This is the most valuable skin you can have. This is a premium product.The NT Government also renewed his push for trophy hunting, which was outlawed in the 1970s, saying that the industry would be highly regulated.You know, because you've got good money doesn't mean you're a good shot. We want to make sure that we don't get negative outcomes from it.The industry say that is safari hunting could result in conservation of the pre-history creture. It's not every day that a dozen US Navy sailors are put to work in a Brisbane backyard. But the crew of the USS Ronald Reagan have done just that for a 93-year-old war widow. Audrey Meade never expected her backyard to be taken over by a team of American sailors.The memories are flooding back. Yeah, she will sit out there and look down and think that it is wonderful.Her late husband, Trevor Meade, served in the RAAF in World War II. Daughter, Donna, has been responsible for the garden's upkeep since her father died 25 years ago.Six months work in one morning. Not bad!For us to actually come in and help with that process, the beautification process. I think that that is, you know, you can't really beat that.It's a great feeling to help out. Especially an older person who needs the help the most. It's kind of like giving back. So I like it.Over lunch, the sailors learn about Trevor Meade and his career as an aircraft mechanic. The sailors have been filled with so much happiness and joy to come out and meet the families of veterans who have given their life or helped serving their country and they've done such amazing work for us, all with a wonderful splil.This is just one of many good deeds by the US sailors during their time here in Queensland. They say it's not just about having a good time, but about helping local communities.It's just like how we build our relationship with others. We're not here to just party. We're here to help as well. Highlighting the strength of the US-Australian alliance as a grassroots level. Paul Kennedy joins us now with a look at the day's sport. So James Sutherland is taking a more prominent role in the cricket dispute.He made a key move yesterday and that was to suggest that a third party should be brought in to settle the differences between Cricket Australia and the cricket association, ie the players. And it has prompted an almost emotional response from David Warner, the vice-captain of Australia, and he said that that is not what they want. They do not want arbitration. They want mediation. They've tried for mediation a couple of times, but they seem to be a long way apart on the negotiations, or part there of, including the issue about revenue sharing. The players don't want to give up the revenue sharing. And Cricket Australia is proposing a different model. So nothing really in sight and at the moment, the Australians have committed to training for the Bangladesh tour. The Bangladesh first test would be on August 27. They're running out of time for that because they need to get over there and prepare for it as well. They r as I said, committed to training, but -- they are, as I said, committed to training but beyond that, anything could happen. And once the Bangladesh test goes, you know, you're going to stretch into preparations for the Ashes. I know that India has a one day tournament before that with Australia. But yeah, time is running out and I against that's what James Sutherland was saying yesterday - let's move on this and get something done and bring in a third party. But it's not something that the cricketers want. And at the moment, they would have to agree to that arbitration.And absolutely no sign of cracks in player ranks at this stage. Because as these things tend to roll on, sometimes it's a case that you'll get some employees breaking out and saying things that are contrary to the rest. But they're holding firm for the moment? They are. I think that the union is feeling empowered by that at the moment. They've been a pretty committed force, and so they should. The players need to act together on this because otherwise, the authorities will get their own way. And I think that it is so fiercely fought out these days in different sports. These enterprise bargaining agreements because they only get one chance every few years and if you're talking about something like revenue sharing, there's a lot at stake here and the players have a powerful position too, because without them, what are you going to do? Watch the grass grow?Have the world swimming championships wrapped up in Budapest?No, they're ongoing. And Australia still wasn't won a gold medal. A sobering week.But they're getting to the relays now so it should be coming towards the end? Australia won a bronze and the swimmer that went across there. I'll talk more about her in a moment, Ariarne Titmus. But there is ememily Seebohm -- Emily Seebohm finishing fourth. And there is Cameron McEvoy. And that's Dressell from the US slapping the water there. McEvoy who finished with a silver in the event before the Olympics got a fourth place there. Australia look like they're going to mills out on a medal. But let's have a look at Ariarne Titmus, medal. But let's have a look at
Ariarne Titmus, a 16-year-old on the Australian team. Look how fast she starts to find her leg there. That is her on bottom right-hand screen chasing the Russian. And still chasing the Russian there.Wow!And she gets there, fighting qualities from the 16-year-old who, at the age of 14, was breaking so many records in Tasmania, that her family recognised she needed some training. Her coach had moved down from Queensland and wasn't going to stay in tatsy. Went back to Brisbane so she has moved with her entire family.Is she the smallest one there?She is on the right there. there?She is on the right there.
Let's hear from her now. A very quick comment.Yeah, having these girls put me in a good position. To be able to maybe get on the podium. I knew that I had to do my job and I'm really happy. It was a fast swim but it was so much fun.Away from the 200 metres, she's morph of a distance swimmer. In the 400 metres she finished fourth, which is not a medal, but 16 years old and fourth fastest in the world. She's got a bright future. And what's happening with the women's basketball?The Opals have won the quarterfinal, so a double prize there. They go on to the semifinal of the Asia championships and play against South Korea. But after knocking off North Korea, they've qualified officially for the World Cup in Spain. It used to be called the World Championships. I preferred that name, it was sounding better. But it is called the World Cup now. And the Opals have qualified for that. So they would be expected, I think, to go on and win this tournament. They'll play South Korea. And they might have another game against Japan in the final if it goes the way that they think it will. And they've just beaten Japan in the preliminaries. So they'll be probably favourites from here on in to wrap it all up. Alannah Smith was the best player there. 20 points. And the sisters in law got 11 and 13 between them.And some rugby league last night?Yes, we should mention that Des Hasler's season of woe continues and Canterbury cannot make the finals after losing to the panthers last night. The panthers won 16-8. It was 8-8 at half time and a fair display of pink undergarments there as you pointed out earlier, Joe. And Thursday night fixture. A couple of nice tries and a few highlights, but no go for the Bulldogs. They haven't got the season going and they'll have to wait until next year because they cannot make the finals. The Panthers going better. Four in a row. So I'll tell you what, it is great to be winning consecutive games towards the end of July. It means that you're doing something well because it is a hard time of the season. Cheers, have a great weekend.You too. Time for a check of the weather and good morning good morning once again to Nate. We've been talking about the temperatures over July, or over August, that the bureau has preed. It's going to be pretty dry across the country?Yeah, it is. Dry in the south, especially. And warmer than Temperatures for most of the country. And actually, for this weekend, we're looking at some warm temperatures in the east as well. Let's take a look at what's causing it. We have a cold front moving through the south-east. That's with a trough as well moving over New South Wales today. But it is the system in the south-west that's the big one we want to talk about. A cold front coming through the south of WA right now causing some very windy conditions. That's going to continue to move east and as it does, we'll start to see some northerlies developing ahead of it in the east, bringing a warm weekend. But first for today, let's look at what's happening around the country. Starting in Queensland:

For Sunday, I don't have it on the map. But Sydney, 26 degrees. Maybe record breaking. We'll have to keep an eye out and we'll talk about it all on Monday. Stick with Stick with us on the ABC News channel. Going for a short break now. Just mentioning this extraordinary story this morning about the goings on in the White House with the new communications director launching a scathing attack on Reince Priebus. That's the communications director attacking the Chief of Staff. We'll be chatting to Bruce Walpy in the next half hour. He was on the democratic staffing Congress in President Obama's first term, to get his views on that. Stick with us on the ABC News channel.

This program is not captioned. This program is live captioned by Ericsson Access Services. Today: The citizenship saga continues. One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts says he tried to revoke his British ties before the election.

The west wing meltdown - the communications director launches an extraordinary attack on his colleagues. Violence on the streets of Jerusalem after crowds of Muslim worshippers returned to a disputed holy site. And on the 50th anniversary of Pine Gap, we'll take a closer look at the secret US spy base. Hello and welcome to Mornings, I'm Joe O'Brien. Take a look at the weather in the capital cities: