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Live. Tonight, Julia

Gillard's Sunday sermon on her

carbon tax package. When it

comes to cost of living, this will be Sunday, bloody Sunday.

I will be out day after day,

following Sunday, taking every question from every question from every Australian family. Another Australian

soldier dies on the Afghanistan

battle front. A new horror on

the Horn of Africa as drought

blights the lives of millions.

And cloak and dagger on

Origin eve. We are not

expecting to win and there's no

pressure on us about winning.

We have to make sure we get out

there and play to our potential

really, that's about it.

Good evening, welcome to ABC News, I'm Virginia Haussegger. Good evening, welcome to ABC

Labor caucus on notice to go The Prime Minister has put

and sell the carbon tax to the

people. The Government will

release all the details on

Sunday. The ABC has learned it will feature a pledge that

around 70% of households will

be fully compensated for higher

prices. Even so, that won't

mute the Coalition's counter

attack. It is calling launch

day bloody Sunday. From Canberra, chief political correspondent Mark Simpkin. If they came to influence the

climate talks, they got here a climate talks, they got

little late. A deal has

already been done. It's been

tough, of course we haven't got

everything we want or that you

want, but what we have got is

an outcome. An outcome that

still needs to get through

parliament. Although for the

government the portents are

positive. At least two key

independents are likely to back

the bill. My discussions with the Prime Minister and the Minister, if the legislation

reflects the agreement, I will support absolutely disgusted in you. Rob Oakeshott, we are

You have done this to us. Key

features the deal are leaking out. The government has said 9

out of 10 households will get

some compensation for higher

prices. The ABC has learned around 7 in 10 households will

be fully compensated. All the

facts will be out there when we announce the emissions trading

scheme. Then we can get stuck into stealing with Mr distortions and his scare

campaign. While Sunday is D-day, the Coalition has other

names for it. McHappy Tony

Windsor Sunday tax will be Sunday, bloody Sunday.

Sunday is becoming spin day.

Tony Abbott wants Monday to be

debate day. He has written to

Julia Gillard demanding she recall parliament next week.

This is a Prime Minister who is

afraid. She is very, very

afraid. Mr Speaker, I will be

out next week talking to Australian families directly.

Fair enough, but what about

explaining herself to this

parliament? I will be wearing

out my shoe leather literally,

Mr Speaker. The Prime

urged her backbench to do the

same, demanding a major

campaign to sell the package. The household compensation will

be the centrepiece of the

announcement. Julia Gillard is

not expecting an immediate

bounce in the polls. She said

that will require months of

campaigning and explaining. While the United States has

failed to get a national carbon

trading scheme, some states

have banded together to form

regional pacts. Many of the

same arguments heard here in

Australia are threaten ing

their success too. Jane Cowan reports from Dover in Delaware. This is America's

first mandatory cap and trade

scheme in action. In the span

of two and a half years we went

from being a primarily coal

estate to a natural gas In 10 states from marriland to

New York emission levels are

capped and polluters buy

permits which are auctioned,

with the proceeds reinvested in

clean energy. The aim was to

cut emissions by so 10% by

2018, but Delaware reports a

startling drop of 40%. In

Delaware we have cut down three

coal plants and put $250 million of controls on others. The greenhouse gas emissions

been anyway. Power bills have

gone up by only a few dollars a

year. Everyone can suck it up

and pay a little bit more. Sure, why Sure, why not? It helps us

breathe, right? New Jersey's

governor is not convinced. He

has withdrawn the state from

to the scheme. We are not going

to do it by participating in gimmicky programs. California is preparing to launch

America's biggest carbon

market, which will cover 85% of

the worst to link to Europe. It has

encountered obstacles, a legal

challenge delaying the January

start date until 2013. While individual states individual states are pushing

ahead with schemes, the broader

debate has been thwarted by the

Republican Party, which is

painting it as a new tax. That

means the world's largest economy and second largest

emitter of greenhouse gas has

no national plan to deal with

the problem, and none on the horizon. On Sunday, join News

24 from midday for live

coverage of Julia Gillard's announcement of the carbon

price scheme. On Sunday night

we will bring you a one news and current affairs we will bring you a one hour

special with analysis and reaction. Australian troops are tonight engaged in a

continuing operation against

the Taliban, with no time to

pause after the death of one of their own. 35-year-old Sydney

based Commando Todd Langley has

become Australia's 28th war

casualty in Afghanistan. He died in a push into enemy died

territory. A second Australian

soldier fighting in the same

operation was also shot but

survived. Greg Jennett reports. The dismal duty of

the defence chief. It is with

great sadness that I am here

this morning to advise you that an Australian soldier was

killed in Afghanistan. His

sombre pronouncement came on

only his second day in office.

The 35-year-old from the Sydney

based 2nd Commando sustained a gunshot wound to head. Sergeant Todd Langley

was one of the most experienced

Commandos in Afghanistan. On

his fifth tour he was helping clear an clear an enemy strong hold. They opened fire, he fell and

could not be saved. A heavy

blow and a heavy burden for our

Defence Force and for our nation. Australian troops took

a double blow. In a separate incident on the same operation,

a second soldier was shot. He

is in Kandahar in a serious but

stable condition.

on what or where the operation

was. It is still being waged.

There were a number of enemy

casualties. That detail will come out in the wash-up of the

operation. Sergeant Langley's death

death brings Australia's losses

in the war to 28, and 8 have

come from the Sydney based 2nd

Commando unit, troops in high

rotation and condistant demand.

They are not only losing their

men but losing much needed battle of experience is not just a

short-term tragedy, it's a

long-term blow to the Commandos

and to our capability. But

they are needed and won't be

spared. I am firmly convinced

that our mission in Afghanistan

is in our national interest.

We best honour the fallen by remaining true to the cause

they served. United, until

2014 at least. The consumer watchdog says it watchdog says it is bewildered

by Tiger Airways still selling tickets, even though the

airline might remain grounded.

Flights after 6:00 on Saturday

morning are being sold on

Tiger's website. The ACCC has

can cautioned the airline it

can be guilty of misleading

customers by not warning of the

Rick. We want them to state

clearly to customers, not only

have we been grounded this week

but there is a possibility we

may not be able to take off

from 6:00am on Saturday. I wozn't

wozn't be booking Tiger if I needed to go to a wedding on

Monday or an event I needed to

be present at. CASA is deciding whether it will keep

the carrier on the ground the carrier on the ground any

longer. It could make a decision tomorrow. Talks

continue indeed Melbourne today

between the aviation regulator

and Tiger but there has been no resolution. There are reports

that Syrian troops are opened

fire on civilians in the extra

city of Hama. Hama was the

scene of massive protests on

Friday. Now soldiers are said

to be going from house to house arresting

Government says it wants to

hold a national dialogue next

week but the opposition is refusing to take part while the violence violence continues. Middle East correspondent Anne Barker

reports. Four months since the uprising began in Syria the

protests are still growing.

This crowd in Hama was

reportedly the biggest seen in

Syria yet, as protesters

stepped up their demands for

President Bashar al-Assad to

resign. Within hours, there was retaliation from security

forces. In what has become a

routine scene, thousands of

troops have poured into stifle

any further unrest. Elsewhere,

demonstrations continue in

Syria's north We have been we

are afraid, we cannot stop. We

are really afraid very much,

the government is just doing

anything - anything that might

stop these things happening. A

Sky Television crew naked into el especiallio and it says is the first verifiable

footage of violence in Syria

since the unrest began. Until now, President Bashar al-Assad

has relied on the support of

key sectarian groups, including

the majority Sunni Muslims and

his own Alawite clan, many of whom live in Aleppo and

Damascus. Most people like him

and trust him but maybe the

problem now is because most people don't trust the regime.

That trust may soon

disintegrate if the president

does not carry out reforms, including greater

political freedom. This week in Damascus, prominent

intellectuals have met to

discuss ways of resolving the

crisis without removing the

current regime. Opposition

leaders say it is too late for

such talk, leaving the

president no option but to go.

A private investigator

working for Rupert Murdoch's

'News of the World' has been

accused of jeopardising a murder investigation in

Britain. It is alleged the

mobile phone of a missing girl.

Desperate messages from her

family were passed on to the newspaper. It is claimed when the mail box became full, the 'News of the World' deleted

messages to make space for more. This gave false hope to

the family and police that the

girl was still alive. It

girl was still alive. It is distressing to learn that the 'News of the World' have no

humanity at such a terrible

time. The fact they were

prepared to act in such a heinous way that could have jeopardised investigation and gave them

false hope is despicable. It

is claimed the phones of the

murdered girls' parents were

also targeted. Millions of people on the Horn of Africa

are facing famine and despair

as they confront the region's worst drought in 630 years. It

is estimated 9 million people

are at the risk of malnutrition

as their crops fail and

livestock perish. The worst hit

countries are Djibouti,

Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda and

Dadaab, which houses one of the Kenya. This report is from

largest refugee camps in the

world. Dadaab is a world. Dadaab is a place

balance, every single where life happenings in the

This is Liban, just six months old, malnourished and

feverish. This is Abdinor, who

is older yet weaker, as well as

malnutrition, he has diarrhoea

and a chest infection. If he

dies, it will be the drought

that kills him. July 2011, and

once again this corner of

Africa is cursed. Teetering on the brink of the brink of disaster. Dr

Christopher Karisa is fighting

a constant battle to save life

and he doesn't always win.

Children come in very bad

shape, sometimes the prognosis

is poor, the children just die

in your hands, in your hands, you see life

just slipping away through your

fingers. But you don't stop

next one, you console the

mother, tell the mother what

has happened, you have done the

best, so you go ahead with the

next one. The drought is killing people's livestock too.

The animals that for many are

their only asset are simply

dropping dead. To escape this drought, hungry, they are

drought, hungry, they are city,

desperate Somalis are pouring

into the Dadaab reef camp,

already the biggest in the

world and getting bigger all

arrivals every day. Aid workers the time, with a thousand new

say they have an early warning

system to alert the world to impending famine. The trouble

is, they say, the world has not

been listening. The right

balance is how the Muslim community is describing new

laws in New South Wales giving

police powers to order police powers to order people

to remove face coverings. But

they have urged police to be sensitive in applying the laws,

which include penalties of up

to a year's jail.

Matthews's very public battle

over allegations she falsely

accused a policeman of ripping

off her veil has seen the

regarded as a legal loophole. government close what was

It's a victory for common sense and for police on the

frontline. Anyone who has

their face covered must reveal

it if an officer tells them to,

otherwise they risk a $5,500

fine or a year in jail. It's

wrong, why should they have to

show themselves to

show themselves to people. We should are Christian, Jewish, Muslim.

Shamme Shariharina came to

Australia 20 years ago and has

always covered her face. Our

Islam ladies are really

precious. She says she is not

above the law. The ABC has spoken

spoken to several women who

wear the niqab or the burqa and they say they are they say they are comfortable

with the new laws but prefer to

show their face to a woman

police officer. The Australian Muslim Women's Association says a sensitive balance needs to be struck It each party handles themselves,

the Muslim community complying

and reasonably requesting there

is a female police officer and

the police force acting in a

reasonable manner, without

kind of force or coercion and

in a respectful way. If a female officer is involved in the situation, that the situation, that is fine.

However, there are only a limited number of police to

police each area. The peak

body Islamic group says it will

come down to a matter of

trust There has to be education of and engagement with the Muslim committee, especially women. Our states will be watching how

New South Wales fares. The Majura Parkway project

dealt a blow, with an advisory

body recommending it only be

built as a tollway. The toorlt

Government has put forward $144

million to upgrade the road and

wants the Commonwealth to match the funding. Infrastructure

Australia has listed the

parkway was a project of

national significance but says federal funds should allocated only if it becomes a tollway. The government has

ruled that out. I think if you put a toll on Majura Parkway, I

know what Canberra's travelling

public would do, they would

avoid the road, which would defeat the purpose of the upgrade. upgrade. The Chief Minister

says if federal funding is not

secured by the end of the year

the government will coal up

with a plan B. Federal health authorities are reviewing the safety of safety of a popular

anti-smoking drug. A new study has found that Champix significantly increases the risk of heart attack and

strokes. Champix has been available in Australia since

2007. Two years ago it was

linked to an increase chance of

mood disordersment now a review

of more than 8,000 patients has

found people on the drug are more likely to have a heart

attack, stroke or die

suddenly. It was reported as

being a 70% increase in risk

but it was really a very small

increase from a very small number. Earlier this year the US Food and Drug Administration

ordered a warning on the box,

saying taking the drug could

lead to increased risk of Hart

Morton has prescribed the drug

to several patients Patients

say they don't get withdrawal and

and they cease smoking within

about two weeks. Australian experts say patients using

Champix need to be carefully

monitored. The important thing

for people to recognise is the

risks of smoking far outway the Rix of taking

short period. A spokesman for

Pfizer says it disagrees with

the study. The Therapeutic Goods Administration says it Goods Administration says it will continue to monitor the

drug for any adverse reaction.

There was an angry

confrontation today when Western Australian police tried

to break up a protest at the site of the proposed gas plant

in the Kimberley. Dozens of

police officers moved in on

demonstrators at dawn. It was

not long before the peaceful protest turned ugly. Shame,

shame! Officers are forced to

carry and drag many protesters

away. The group has blocked

access to the site of Woodside development for the

past month. If you fail to comply, police officers will

use reasonable force to remove

you and you may be subject to

arrest. Late in the day the

protest flared again and police

directed Woodside vehicles

through the blockade. More than

a dozen people have been

arrested. To finance, as

expected, the Reserve Bank today left interest rates on

hold, citing global uncertainty as well as moderate as well as moderate inflation

and growth. As Alan Koehler reports, both the Australian

dollar and the sharemarket fell in response.

A month ago , half the

economists predicted an

increase. It shows how fast

things are moving in the two

speed economy. The domestic economy has stalled economy has stalled and most of

the world is mired in debt. So

much so the market is betting

on a rate cut by December. The Chinese part of the economy Chinese part of the economy is

accelerating. The trade you is

plus for May was $2.3 billion, up

up to $1.6 billion in April and $400 million more $400 million more than

expected. Exports rose thanks

to booming sales of gold and

rural crops. Imports were flat. rural crops. Imports were

flat. Let's pick this apart.

Although gold and wheat had a

good month in May, Australia is

riding an iron rail. Coal

suffered from the Queensland

floods and LNG exports will

take off but at the moment it's

about iron ore. Where to?

China, of course. This is our Hong Kong, just a couple of

years ago we were importing as

much from China as we were

selling to them. Now it's $25

billion in our favour. Despite

this, rates are on hold and

likely to stay there for a

while so the dollar fell half a

cent to 106.8 and the

sharemarket fell a third of 1%

mainly because the banks copped

selling. Murchison metals dropped 23% after revealing costs on

costs on the oak gee port project in project in Geraldton had blown

out. Mopping the risers are BHP

and Qantas, up 2.3% today and 10% since Tiger Airways was

grounded. Wall Street was

closed for Independence Day but

the Bangkok stock exchange had

a big day following yesterday's election result. The dodging

and weaving has started well

before the whistle for tomorrow

night's Origin decider. night's Origin decider. Blues

coach Ricky Stuart is keeping everyone

squad. Sometimes the best laid

plans can go awry, as he found out today. out today. He's are the thots

New South Wales coach Ricky

Stuart didn't want Queensland

to see. The Blues swapped their

traditional pregame hit-out at

Lang Park for a Lang Park for a carefully planned secret session at the

home of Rugby. I turned up at

the bus and went to Ballymore.

I wanted a quiet session,

nobody watching outside who I needed to be there. Unfortunately, the media needed

to be there.D Reds were holding

a press conference. Timing is

everything. The timing of the Blues team

Blues team announcement remains a mystery 24 hours from the

game. Ducks and Drakes, for

the whole series. Michael Jennings has recovered from an

ankle injury, and Keith Galway appears poised to make his

debut. The coaches agree Darren

Lockyer deserves a perfect

sendoff. I would love to win

it and put a dampener on his

party, but that would be - I

wish it didn't have to be me.

The only way he can leave the

Graham the way he deserves is

if as a team we play well.

Tomorrow night's game could be Petero Petero SIEV's swan song. The Canberra Raiders remain an

outside chance after outside chance after thumping

the Roosters last night. The club has Shillington for three more

years, but scans have revealed

Tom Learoyd-Lahrs suffered a

ruptured bicep last night and

will miss the rest of the

season. The last time the

Raiders won at the Raiders won at the simultaneous, David furener was their goal kicker. Last night Canberra the 16 year hoodoo. The

kick-off is too big. Young gun

Josh Papali showed his

strength, with strength, with the Raiders

breaking through soon after the

first minute. The intense pressure pushed the Raiders to

desperate measures. They have

hit back and they do it

immediately. After the break, Blake Ferguson demonstrated

silky skills before taking advantage of a bounce advantage of a bounce to extend

the Raiders lead. Ferguson

gets it back. Canberra ran in

more tries late in the game to

emphatically announce their

return to form. It was not all

good news, this late tackle has cost

cost the Raiders one of their best

best forwards for the rest of

the season, Tom Learoyd-Lahrs

found out today he has torn his

bicep off the bone and will have surgery as soon as possible. It is disappointing.

Obviously the side is starting

to gain momentum, and that, so it's a bit of a

downer. The injury took the

gloss off an impressive team

performance . When you have an

injury like that after what was

a complete victory for the

team, that just takes a little

bit of the shine off. Canberra

will head to Shark Park next

weekend to play Cronulla. It

is said that Independence Day

in the US is celebrated with

ilan lum nations from one end

of the country to ooh little bit of sparkle came to

Canberra. The US embassy was

decked out in stars and stripes although the weather was grim.

That didn't dent the mood or the hospitality, with warming

American fare helping to shore

up the alliance. The cuisine

and culture of the states was

on show, the US ambassador even

showed off his skills at a

national pastime. Despite tough national pastime. Despite tough

times, he says Americans remain optimistic. These things come

and go and the great strength

of America is

On 4 July we celebrate the fact

that we have this ability to renew and revive ourselves. The cross-cultural exchange is

set to continue all day, with

the traditional fireworks on US

soil at the embassy tonight. Now

Now today 's weather with Mark

Carmody. Thanks, Virginia, and

good evening. It was the 4 July celebrations at the US embassy,

and the old

rose gardens sent on me a rose

called Mr Lincoln, which has a

great colour and perfume, but I

didn't think it was flowering

after the frost and cold weather and after today's shocker. Hats off to the

volunteers who work there, as

it was particularly nasty today. Overcast with light

showers this morning, strong

west north westerlies all day,

average, in the 50s, gust, to

the 80s. The best temperature was 0.3 at

was 0.3 at 11am. The balmeter

is steady and it is cold now, 8 degrees. Today it was ordinary everywhere. Holiday skiers

enjoyed fresh snoflss and blizzard conditions, 8mm fell

in perisher. There were strong

cold winds. The coast was warm overnight, with overnight, with a minimum of 10, but today it

and 17. Nationally today:

Cloud covers most of Victoria and Tasmania and is generating

light showers over west

Gippsland and snow over the

border. alps on both sides of the

border. The cloud is associated

with a series of cold fronts

moving up from the south, dragging a pool of

with them. The cold windy days

will Copt. Nationally


Tomorrow the winds will be north-westerly, averaging

55km/h. The winds with

isolated showers will continue

on Thursday and on Friday,

money us 4 overnight to money us 4 overnight to a sunny

10. We are in for a couple three dog days and nights. I'm

not sure what that means. I'm

sure it is important in some

way. Thanks, Mark. Before we

go, a recap of our top stories:

The ABC has learned Sunday's carbon tax announcement will

feature a promise that 70% of

households will be fully compensated for price compensated for price rises.

35-year-old Sydney based

Commando Todd Langley has

become the 28th digger to die

in the war in Afghanistan.

That's the news for now. We

will leave you

an action-packed tour of Canada

by the royal newlyweds. Goodnight. Closed Captions by


Tonight - beef brawl. Tempers

fray as the live cattle fray as the live cattle crisis deepens. I believe

of this situation with one of our major trading partners

right on our doorstep has nothing short of right on our doorstep has been

nothing short of disgusting. And - is the Malaysia solution stopping boats heading to

Australia in we go to the

launching pad for asylum Indonesian town that's the

seekers. Every seekers. Every day, we update

and we'll tell news about the


Welcome to the program. I'm

Leigh Sales. The fallout from

is growing by the day with the ban on live cattle exports