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Tonight - humbled and sorry,

but Rupert Murdoch says he

wasn't responsible for the

phone hacking scandal. People I trust

trust ed, can't say who, I

don't know what level, have let

me down and I think they behaved disgracefully and

betrayed the company and me and

it's for them to pay. The

Foreign Affairs Minister Kevin

Rudd to undergo heart surgery.

farms are raising heat in some local communities. And tour de

second overall. Good evening. force, Cadel Evans moves to force, Cadel Evans moves

Craig Allen with ABC News. It's just

just the sort of scandalous story on which Rupert Murdoch built his empire. The dramatic

fall from grace of a media

tycoon and his global

conglomerate. But the world's

most powerful media mogul says company emerge stronger than

ever. Murdoch and his son,

James, have apologised for the

short of taking responsibility phone hacking, but they stopped

for it. Appearing at a British for it. Appearing at a

parliamentary inquiry, Rupert

Murdoch stared down his critics

and ate some humble pie,

literally. Here's ABC

correspondent Lisa Millar. The attack came two and a half

hours into the hearing. No, no, no. Oh, oh! Rupert Murdoch's wife Wendi Deng leapt

to her feet, slapping the

pie-thrower. He was taken away by police and later pie-thrower. He was taken

by police and later identified by police pie-thrower. He was taken away by police and later identified

as a comedian. There was a

short break before a jacketless Mr

Mr Murdoch returned. Mr

good left Murdoch, your wife has a very

good left hook. The media mogul

had arrived early for this critical appearance, mobbed

just like the celebrities his

newspapers chase. This is newspapers chase. This is the

most humble day of my life. With his son, James,

beside him, the 80-year-old

faced intense questioning about

theal gayses of phone hacking that have brought News

Corporation to crisis wasn't aware of big payouts to

hacking victims, and regularly

referred questions to his son,

saying he had forgotten or

didn't know. To say that we

are hands-off is wrong. I work

a 10 or 12-hour day and I

cannot tell you the multitude

of issues that I have to handle

every day. 'News of the World'

perhaps I lost sight of. He may

no responsibility and have had regrets, but there was

intention of resigning Because

I feel that people I trust ed,

not saying who, I don't know

what level, have let me down

and I think they behaved

disgracefully and betrayed the

company and me and it's for

them to pay. There was a moment of passion as he described

learning two weeks ago of the

hacking of a murdered girl's phone.

Absolutely shocked, appalled and ashamed. But despite the apparent revulsion of the apparent

practice, News International is

still paying the legal fees for

the convicted private

investigator who hacked the

phones. I was as surprised and

shocked to learn that as you

are. When the former head of News International took her

seat, she was joined by a lawyer and was full of

apologies. What happened at the

'News of the World' and certainly when the allegations

of voice mail intercepts of

victims of crime is pretty horrific and

like the Murdochs, she said the

extent of the phone hacking

allegations was all news to

her.

In a couple of hours, British

Prime Minister David Cameron

will address Parliament over

the phone hacking scandal, but

first there is damning new

evidence against the police and

News International. Lisa Millar has just filed this

update. This morning in London

while the Murdochs were full of there is a real sense that

apologies they left so many questions unanswered. Did

the company? Or were they

simply not told the truth? And

they're also facing more

damning allegations in a new

morning that News International report being released this report being released

deliberately thwarted a police

investigation into phone

will hacking, that there was no real

will to assist police, and that

they held onto emails, News International and their lawyers,

lawyers, held onto these emails

that revealed criminalty. The

police are also criticised for

simply giving up on the case. basically not being tougher

The report says there was a

catalogue of failures. But now

the focus turns to David Cameron, the Prime Minister,

International are drawing him whose own connections with News

further into this scandal that

is already sweeping through the

highest levels of government, media and police. The Prime Minister suggested the problems

enveloping News International

also raise hard questions about

its Australian operations. On a

day when Kevin Rudd revealed he is having open-heart surgery, it's Julia Gillard's comments

that are making headlines.

Chief political correspondent

to a clean Mark Simkin reports. The road

to a clean energy future can be

long, bitter and sometimes

lonely, especially if you feel

parts of the press are against

you. I do believe Australians watching all of that happening overseas with News Corp are looking at News. News Limited

News Limited answer some hard here and are wanting to satisfy

refused to say what those

didn't criticise any of Rupert questions are, and while she

Murdoch's Australian papers

directly, senior ministers

have The 'Daily Telegraph' is interested in distorting the

debate, it's interested in

demanding an election campaign,

purely intended to try and get

by-election rid of the Government. A single

by-election could also get rid

of the Government. In a

reminder of how fragile things

are, Kevin Rudd used a school

visit to announce a

visit. Time for a bit of a grease-and-oil change

myself. Le have heart surgery

next month so doctors can

replace an 18-year-old valve in

his aorta The docs have said,

"Kev, it's time for a new one,"

and so being the obedient soul

that I am I will take their advice." True to form, Kevin

Rudd will travel to Indonesia

and Asia before the operation,

after he will miss two weeks of

Parliament. The Opposition will grant a pair meaning he won't

miss his votes. The other alternative Prime Minister went

for an early-morning swim. It's

freezing! Too cold for freezing! Too cold for budgie smugglers which apparently

would have disappointed a

female admirer. Could you do me

a favour?" I said, "Sure." She

said, "Get some smaller ones."

Well, I've got to say, coming

out of that water, I have smaller

smaller ones, I really do. Speaking Government that advocated do. Speaking of support, Tony Abbott was Government that advocated an

ETS. Yesterday he said he never

wanted one. Today wanted one. Today he

clarified. Well, as leader, of

course I haven't supported an ETS or a carbon tax. That is

certainly true. And as we saw

there, the Prime Minister

opened a new wind farm today at

Gunning north of Canberra. On

the surface it seems a big plus

for the local community. The

$147 million project created

over 100 jobs during its provide tens of thousands of

homes with power. But the

smiles at the opening mask an

increasingly testy divide

between supporters opponents of the renewable energy source. The Prime

Minister rubbed shoulders with

clean energy's true believers

today, and literally got the

blades moving. Could you turn the turbine on, please.

Everyone is clear of the

turbine, yes. The property owner Alan McCormack says the

deal has helped him secure the

future of his property, but admits some of his neighbours aren't happy. They were both

land owners that have only come

here in the last 10 years or

so. All the older people, all

the farmers

been here for 100 years or 50

years, every one of them was in favour of the wind

farm. Humphrey Price-Jones is

in the anti-wind farm camp. He

has written to his Kialla neighbours asking them not to support another proposed project. Not only in this area,

but wherever wind turbines are

proposed, then rural

communities communities are divided. One communities are environmental group is so

concerned about anti-turbine sentiment, it's touring potential sites to offer

support. They're all in favour

of wind energy, but all

refuse to come out and speak on

camera because they felt that

they would be in, in their

words harassed, yelled out. One

woman relaid the experience of

being grabbed by the is shirt

near her newsagent in her town. One politician said he wouldn't dare bring it up at

the local pub My theory is you

go to the pub and have a beer

and you don't want to be

arguing about wind farms or the

other two other two topics. The Prime Minister says the carbon tax

will turbo charge the will turbo charge the wind energy industry, making that pub conversation even more

awkward. The RSPCA say it is will save over half a million

dollars after being offered

electricity for free by a

solar-power company in Canberra. Solar Save has offered to install kilowatt system at the

society's animal refuge in

Weston in a submission put to

the ACT feed-in-tariff scheme.

The submission was made before

the feed-in scheme was

prematurely closed a fortnight

ago. We will generate revenue

from the feed-intariff. We will

re-invest it into our wildlife

care. If we are benefitting

from the sun and the

environment, we should try to

re- plen initial the environment

into wildlife preservation. The

RSPCA says the biggest saving

also be made during the coldest

months when the animals need to be kept warm. The Minister has launched a review

of the troubled Collins Class

submarines and put his entire department on notice over wasteful spending. Stephen

Smith said at times just one of

the six submarines has been

available. The Opposition says

it has become a national security issue. The 800th

Bushmaster vehicle burst out of

the factory today and

ring, but is he not completely

sold on his own department's track record of getting

projects like this rolling

xgt When ever we see a Defence

capability project go

pear-shaped, there is Asia rug of the shoulders and an

approach that says, "Well,

these things have always

happened. Why should we change

now?" And a number of projects have gone pear-shaped. The

Seasprite helicopter was

dumped. Watercraft were too

heavy and in February, early

decommissioning of the Manoora

and problems with two and problems with two other ships. The Rizzo Report

released this week identified a series

series of failures and

improvements. Now the minister is rounding on the Collins

Class submarines, ordering review by US expert John

Coles My ambition is that the

Coles Review will do for the

Collins Class submarine what

the Rizzo Report has done for our amphibious fleet capability. Andrew Davies

predicts it will find similar

problems There is a systematic dysfunction within Defence and one one of the things that is the

problem is there is no clear answer

answer as to who is responsibility for keeping

submarines in the water. The

Opposition says it is an issue of national security This

submarine capability has not been functioning properly for

more than 4 years. The fleet is

supposed to last until 2025

when the physical of 12 new-generation subs are

expected to hit the water. They

will be lucky to see 2015 the way they're going. There stop-gap measure. Defence way they're going. There is no stop-gap measure. Defence

experts point out you can't

exactly buy a submarine on

eBay. The Collins Class will

have to last, but at what cost? An inquest An inquest into the death of a

man in custody has heard that a

prison transport officer didn't

think it was necessary to check on the welfare of his inmates.

59-year-old Mark Holcroft died

of a suspected heart attack

while being moved between two

regional prisons in 2009.

Inmates say they tried to raise the alarm when he fell ill, but

their cries for help were ignored. History Hore history reports from Wagga Wagga. Mark

Holcroft was a low-risk prisoner serving a 7-month

sentence for drink-driving, but

he never made it to his release

and his siblings are hoping an

inquest will explain why We're

looking at what happened in

that van and whether there can

be anything done in the future

to prevent the unfortunate

incident that occurred in the van. Prison officers Clive

Bateman and Peter Sheppard were transporting 12 prisoners to

the Mannus correctional centre

when the inmates made nors noises. noises. One prison said they

were yelling, screaming and

banging on the van, trying to

get help. Mr Bateman says he

only heard the racket towards

the end of the 4.5-hour

journey. Counsel for the maem

asked:

The inquest heard Clive when one Bateman agreed to

when one inmate asked as the

van was refueling, but it never

happened. He was asked:

When the van arrived Mannus, staff there heard the

prisoners from up to 30m away. Mr

away. Mr Bateman said the

system had been missing for handset for the on-board PA

months but he wasn't concerned

there was no way of addressing

the inmates during the trip.

Peter Sheppard was monitoring the journey and denied ever seeing gestures prisoner s on

the journey seeing gestures on

seeing gestures on the camera.

Both officers said they were

never told of any problem with Mr Holcroft's health. inquest is continuing in Mr Holcroft's health. The

Sydney. Much of central Japan

is at a standstill as the country braces for a major

typhoon. Fie foon Ma-on is

packing gusts of up to 198km/h.

It's expected to pass south of

Tokyo later tonight. Hundreds

of domestic flights have been

cancelled and workers at the plant are taking safety measures to protect the

facility from the expected high

the ante in the airline's waves. Qantas' chief has upped

ongoing dispute with its

aircraft engineers: Alan Joyce

has warned that Qantas no

longer needs engineers to

conduct pre-fliekt checks on

its new-generation aircraft. He

says pilots can do the job. At

an aviation summit, CEO Alan

Joyce prepared the ground for a Qantas Globalisation is not very different

optional and not over

yet. Qantas is set to record a

half a billion-dollar profit

this year and Spedding billions

on planes, Alan Joyce is making

no apologies for a ruthless approach to the airline's approach

bottom line Our maintenance

repair costs are amongst the

least efficient and most expensive in the world. The

Qantas chief now has engineers in his sights arguing their

routine safety checks are now

no longer necessary on the domestic fleet. This new-generation planes

the domestic fleet. This new-generation planes or half

therefore makes redundant the

current practice that highly specialised licensed engineer

should receive and despatch each

If Alan had its his way, there would be no licensed engineering checking the

aircraft and that's very alarming for our members, but very alarming for those people

who want to travel on Qantas

aircraft into the

future. Qantas wants pilots to

do the job on many of its

aircraft and analysts say all

airlines have to constantly

competitive Any airline that change to remain

isn't positioning itself

strategically and thinking

outside the box can be guaranteed it will die. Nok Air

that, its chief telling the says it's constantly doing

aviation summit the key to its

success Number one, you put

lots of pretty girls on the

plane. Patee Sarasin told a

mainly male audience from the aviation industry, Nok Air

flight attend ants are forced

finance to retire at 25. Fsh fsh To

finance now and a rally on Wall

Street translated into a

market today, and as Alan

Kohler reports, the Australian

dollar is back above 107 US The All Ordinaries index

jumped 1.7% has buyers

responded to a mysterious

signal that it's time to buy again. News Corporation shares

went up again with investors

apparently happy with the

perform maps of Rupert Murdoch

and James Murdoch last night.

The banks all went up about 2

Persian each. It seems to have been sparked

bigger-than-expected rise in US

housing starts and pretty

strong economic data out of

Germany as well, but the

American profit reporting

Anyway, Wall Street jumped 1.6% season so far is pretty patchy. season so far is pretty

and that spread to strong rises around the world. And

commodities rose as well,

except for gold which had a

sharp reaction to yesterday's

big rise to more than 1600 an

ounce. The Australian dollar jumped a cent to 107.3 US jumped a

on cents. The domestic pressures

on the currency are mostly

downwards at the moment. The

only reason for it to rise is

when global investors want to

increase the riskiness of their portfolios and the Aussie dollar is seen as an

emphasise the point about alternative to gold. To

domestic conditions, here is a graph of futures market expectations about interest

rates. The red line shows

expectations of the cash rate

in 12 months from that time so

when it's 'the actual cash rate

as it was for most of the past

year, it means that the market

thinks interest rates will

rise. It has now so the market thinks rates will

be cut. This helps explain why.

It is a Commonwealth Bank measure of all their sales

transactions, a real measure of

retail sales. As you can see,

the small the small increases of earlier

this year look a bit like a false dawn. That's finance. The false dawn. That's finance. The A

The ACT Government has

dismissed a Greens' proposal to

limit police car chases to the

most violent offences like

murder, rape and armed robbery.

ACT police gave chase 76 times

last financial year. Two-thirds

of those were terminated unsafe. The ACT Greens are

concerned that many pursuits

are sparked by traffic

infringements and stolen cars.

They want a two-year trial

new rules. With the potential

costs of those police pursuits

where we've seen seven deaths

in the ACT in the past 7 years, the Greens believe it

the Greens believe it is time

to review that polity sna. We

now have one of the best and

most transparent pursuit

policies in the country. I see

no further need to change the

to use their discretion policy. Police have the right policy. Police

say. Canberra's Indigenous

profession is gearing up for a

fight after Boomanulla Oval had had its major funding

application knocked back. The

axe fell just days after

Boomanulla was named the ACT's NAIDOC Organisation of the Year. Eleanor Gregory

reports. The flag flying over

Boomanulla Oval in Narrabundah

tells a sad mourning here in the Australian capital. We service Queanbeyan

as well , so it is a big

letdown to us. For almost three

decades, Boomanulla has been at

the heart of the region's Indigenous community. Hosting

everything from sporting events

and celebrations to landmark meetings, even funerals. Every

Aboriginal person in Canberra

or surrounding will come to

boom number la Oval at some

time. It is known nationally

all over Australia, no matter

where you go, and you mean

Boomanulla Oval, they've all know or been here at some time. Established by Charles

Perkins in 1984 Boomanulla has

survived on annual funding grants from the Federal

Government, but this year its bid bid has been declined. The figure we're talking about is $200,000 and that's what

administrates Boomanulla Oval.

Without that, we don't

operate. While happy to support

Boomanulla's funding fight, the ACT won't be step North

breach. The issue at stake here

is that the Commonwealth

Government have withdrawn

funding and the ACT Government

can't step in every time the its program. The organisation

may yet be spared. The Federal Government says it's still

prepared to consider Boomanulla's request. Cadel Evans

Evans has moved to second

overall in the Tour de France.

Five stages remain and cycling

experts agree that bar a major

crash, the Australian is poised

for a big finish. Patrick

Galloway reports. The alps are as beautiful as they are

brutal, but it was here on the

most challenging stage tore tour to date where Cadel

Evans had had the chance to shine.

shine. An under expected charge

from Alberto Contador with 12km

to go sparked a telling moment. COMMENTATOR: moment. COMMENTATOR: Cadel

Evans, Samuel Sanchez and

Alberto Contador are clear for

the first time in 16 days of

the Tour de France. The trio

were out in front of the dangerous Schleck brothers,

Andy and Frank. Thor Hushovd beat Edvald Boasson Hagen in

the sprint to win the

stage. But it was an

superior climber of the

contenders who evidently still

has power to burn Determined

effort. Every second looks like it will it will count in this year's Tour de France. At the end of

the first of three epic

mountain stages, the Australian

moved to second overall and within 2 minutes of the

lead They got me right in the

right position at the bottom of

the last climb and from there I

had to play my cards as they

came out, and it's all a bit of

a blur right now. The ride was just as important

Evans who broke down a year ago

when in a winning position That

downhill really scared me. This

year got in front a-Len and

followed the moves. Paris is still days away and a crucial

time trial looms but Evans, a

two-time runner-up, has assumed

race favourtism. The CSIRO is

known as a font of scientific

knowledge, but it also embraces artistic endeavours. For

centuries, art has been an essential tool for scientists allowing them allowing them to chart their discoveries.

allowing them to discoveries. Now the CSIRO has

invited an artist to use its

huge plant and insection collections for creative inspiration. At first blush,

art and science seem like

strange bedfellows but they've always been intertwined. Albert

Einstein said scientists made the best artists. The CSIRO

Hartist in residence traces images have been used to capture nature throughout the centuries With digital technologies and new

technologies for imaging and

visualisation, there is

array of images that have never occurred before. For instance,

the microscopic organisms early

botanists can only dream of can

now be seen in all their

intricate glory. From 17th

Century Botany to modern

biology, these works all pay

tribute to scientific

observation. In the 17th artistic in-Klinations were Century, scientists with

able to share their

discoveries. They used pigment

and even textiles to capture colour accurately. Slowly it became standardised and it is

now a universally understood

language. The CSIRO says the

language of art can help it

reach new audiences That nexus between art and science is one

of the most fascinating ways to

share with people a lot of the

things we do. Its artists in collections including the residence will have access to

CSIRO's expansive trove of

insect specimens. It's often accessed by artists who

exchange information with the

scientists. Collecting is a

very pain stayinging process

kind and an artist can explore the

kind of beauty that it takes to put so much heart and

dedication into main tabing

these collections. The essence

of beauty in anyone's language.

Before we go o our own

weather, a quick look at what's been Nearly a month's worth of rain

has hit the city and its

surrounds in the last 24 hours.

Winds of up to 120km/h hit the

coast south of Sydney and near

Wollongong a primary school was

badly damaged when a tree

smashed into a classroom. Ferry

commuters got a rough ride and

there is a warning of waves in

excess of 5m along the

coast. Well, not quite so dramatic here. Here is Mark

Carmody with our local weather details. No, not quite. details. No, not quite. Good

evening. I had morning tea today with a bunch of very today with

knowledgeable gardeners and one

of the things we discussed was

whether you could prune your

roses with a chainsaw. I don't

know about that, but I do know

that was warmish overnight T

dropped to 8 at 5 o'clock this

morning that. 1 on the screen

was from yesterday morning as

the minimums of the lowest

temperatures in the 24 hours

was from 9am to 9am. After that it

was fine, sunny and dry and the

top temperature reached 15. The winds were mostly moderate

south-easterlies which eased to 10km/h. It's clear but

don't be surprised if we get a

shower as there is a 30% chance

and the current temperature is

8. Regionally today, heavy rain fell on the coast last night and that continued today. The

winds were also very winds were also very strong. Nationally

seen, Sydney had a wet and

windy night, getting 77mm last night and that continued today,

although the rain eased a bit.

Cloud is swirling around the

New South Wales coast and it's

responsible for the heavy rain

and cloud approaching

south-west WA will also

generate rain. A low off the

east coast will deepen tomorrow

and will remain of days, resulting in the

continuation of this wet, windy

weather on the coast. Around

the State capitals tomorrow:

Across our border tomorrow,

the coast will be wild and

woolly, along with dangerous surf conditions. There will be showers on the Tablelands,

showers also around Berridale

and Numerall in the high

country. And in Canberra

tomorrow: A 60% chance of rain.

Now, that's perfect weather to prune roses, shed. And the button hole, it leave your chainsaw in the

is a mini Xeriscape

made by a cobber of mine, Joan

from the third Canberra garden Club, a friendly Club, a friendly fun-loving

group. Coming up on '7:30' league

league sales talks to a British

MP in charge of grilling Rupert Murdoch. Thanks for your

company. Goodnight.

Tonight - on 7.30. Selling

Julia. How would Australia's

top advertising gurus deal with

the Prime Minister's plummeting

popularity? Got an issue about the messenger not so much the

message. And a brush with fame. exhibition goes

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Welcome to the program. I'm

Leigh Sales. Those stories

later. First to Britain where

the Prime Minister, David

Cameron, is due to soon to

address the Parliament after

cutting short an overseas trip. It comes after a day of high It

drama in which media mogul

Rupert Murdoch was grilled by politicians over his knowledge

of and involvement in the phone

hacking affair. But as Europe correspondent Philip Williams

reports, Mr Murdoch got more

than he bargained for. It was

an invitation they couldn't