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Tonight - bikie bosses nabbed

in dawn raids targeting tax

fraud and money laundering. 16

who murdered her friend. years jail for a

Another step towards a needle exchange program in the ACT's

prison. And a bumper crop but

the high Aussie dollar leaves a

sour taste. Good evening,

welcome to ABC News, I'm

Virginia Haussegger. NSW police

biggest ever raid against bikie say they've conducted their

gangs. Hundreds of officers

around Sydney. They arrested 10 swooped on nearly

people in connection with a

multimillion dollar tax fraud.

Ben Worsley reports. Ben Worsley reports. Just a fortnight ago Mostafa Jouayde was released from jail to

attend his wedding. Now the 30-year-old Hells Angels chief

is back behind bars, 1 of 10

people arrested this morning in

a massive police operation. Today's arrests will

have sa substantial impact on

major chapter of the Hells the illegal activities of a

raided, homes and businesses Angels. 19 locations

linked to an alleged tax fraud

and money laundering syndicate.

The former Bandidos boss

Mahmoud Dibb was also arrested

but not all involved inside the

bikie world. 3 of the people

arrested today are in fact accountants. Police believe

businesses both real and fake were lodging false tax were lodging

statements. From those false business activity statements we

will be alleging that these individuals received a individuals received

significant GST refunds. All up,

was made. Today's raids were

the culmination of 18 months of

cooperation between police and

the tax office as well the tax office as well as cash,

of steroids. The investigation 10 guns were eased and a stash

has been tedious and

complex. Increasingly it's the

style of investigation used by

police to strike at bikie

gangs. Last week another Hells

Angels chief, fee Felix was charged in a separate fraud

case. It's about hitting these

people in the hip pocket. NSW

police have joined other States

calling for federal legislation

Prime Minister in support. We Premier has written to the to tackle bikie crime. The

want to stand stamp them out.

We want to see an end to them.

The best way to odo that is

back the police and have federal legislation. Police

expect more arrests after this

morning's raids. A Canberra

woman found guilty of murder

jail. Rebecca Anne Massey has been sentenced to 16 years

repeatedly stabbed her former

friend outside a Charnwood shop

in 2008. Her victim later died

in hospital. With parole and

time already served in jail

Massie could walk free in 9 years. Rebecca Massey murdered

her former friend Elizabeth

Booshand with a knife and then

hid the murder weapon and tried

to conceal her involvement.

Today she was sentenced to 16

years jail with a nonparole

term of 10 years. For Elizabeth Booshand's family there was

relief but also painful

memories of their loss. It's

not fair. She'll never get her daughter back again. Justice

Malcolm Gray told suffering an undiagnosed accepts she may have been

bipolar psychiatric disorder at

the time of the murder which

could have made her more

aggressive and uninhibited but

he said:

It's been a sad process with

the taking of a human life and

however I think his honour gave when somebody goes

due regard to all the

circumstances and in that sense

I believe it's a fair

result. Rebecca Massey has

crime even though it happened never shown any remorse for her

in front of the victim's young

daughter. Today as she heard

her sentence she wiped away a

tear and was smiling as she was

led away to the cells. She just

sat there like she didn't care,

she was busy doing other

things, she wasn't even worried

with what was happening. She

just looked like she didn't

That's just the worst thing have a care

about it. At least she could

have showed some remorse but

she never did. Rebecca Massey

is appealing against her murder

conviction. The ACT Government

is pushing ahead with plans to introduce Australia's first

prison needle and syringe program. Coinciding with World

Hepatitis Day it's released a

report on how best to establish

a needle exchange at the Alexander Maconachie Centre.

The report's author says it

inmates with the safety balances the held needs

not everyone's convinced. It's concerns of prison staff. But

a politically vexed issue. I

find this one of - this issue

to deal with in public one of the most difficult ones

policy. But that hasn't stopped

Katy Gallagher pushing on with

a plan to give pritzers at

Canberra's jail access to clean

syringes and needles and the

man charged with exploring the

best ways to make it happen has

found the barriers were delivered his verdict. If

insurmountable then we would

we thought was the case. We come back and say that's what

have not found that. Michael

Moore's made 7 recommendations including changing the laws to

make a needle syringe program

legal. And he suggested a

number of different models. The

preference is for the scheme to

be contained within the walls

of the jail's health clinic and managed by a non-government

organisation or ACT Health. The union representing prison workers

workers has fiercely opposed Concern that needles will be Concern that needles will

used as weapons. The needle and syringe program is kept at

arm's length from prison

officers and so it means that there is no threat to the

prison officers and in fact

there should be a reduction in

the number of weapons. I think we've got

we've got to do everything

necessary to make sure that we

limit the number of drugs in

that jail. We want to have a

zero tolerance approach to

drugs in jail. To do so would require the most draconian of

prisons and the most draconian

would undermine all the other

things that we try and do about

improving the health of in custodial settings. The improving the health of people

Greens support the

recommendations, they're

consistent with what we've been saying. With the political backing in place, the

Government now needs to secure

the support of the prison

staff. The report's open for

comment for the next six weeks

but a final decision may take a

lot longer. Federal Police are

case of human organ

trafficking. It's thought to

involve a woman who tried to

buy a kidney from a Filipino

national. Doctors say a

shortage of organ donors is fueling the illegal trade in fueling the illegal trade in

body parts. Australia has one

of the lowest rates of organ

donation in the Western world and police are now investigating claims a Sydney

woman with failing kidneys

tried to get around that

shortage by bringing a Filipino

into the country for one of her kidneys. The involves an elderly lady. Doctors raised the alarm when

they suspected the donation

involved money. Buying organs

is illegal in Australia

seems in this instance the

agreement was being passed off as altruistic and that is

legal. There is strict

screening and that's when this

case came to the attention of the authorities. There are a

lot of psychological tests that

take place and there's a lot of

work up the doctors do. So

we're very confident that the live donations that are we're very confident that the live donations that are occurring live occurring in Australia are

purely gifts. On 24 March this

year Federal Police obtained a

warrant and conducted a search

at a property in NSW. They

won't confirm any other details

at this stage as their

inquiries are continuing but

officers say this is the first

case of organ trafficking the force has ever investigated.

The Philippines has banned the

selling of organs to foreigners

but that hasn't stopped the

trade and now it looks like the

harvesting of organs is being

exported. Jen Ji Stanger runs

Australia's only refuge for

trafficked people. There's a

demand for organs in the beft

and there's a supply of them in underdeveloped countries. it's certainly an issue that we

need to be concerned about. The

investigation is continuing. So

far no-one has been charged. Bulgaria's Supreme Court has

turned down the final appeal of

an Australian man serving out a 20-year sentence for murder.

Jock Palfreeman was 18 months ago over the 2007 18 months Jock Palfreeman was convicted 18 months ago over the 2007

murder of a Bulgarian student.

The 24-year-old Australian has

always maintained that he acted in self-defence after rushing to the aid of a man being

bashed. But the court in Sofia

upheld the 20-year sentence

ruling that conflicting witness

reports weren't enough to back

up his story. The court also ordered Palfreeman to pay the victim's family $300,000 in damages. Victoria's

has come out swinging in a new

book about her time in the top

job. She's likened the

bushfire's royal commission to

a kangaroo court and says it

was more focused on finding the

guilty than the truth. She

accuses the Murdoch press and

the Police Union of conspireing

to bring her down. Critics say

it's the diary of her personal

grievances. Christine Nixon

says it's her chance to tell it

as she saw it. There was no

holding back when reflecting on

her social exit from public life. I'm not paranoid, I'm

just suggesting that there were

people who were - took delight

in what happened to me. The

former chief commissioner copped a copped a battering in the media

after it was revealed she went

out for dinner on Black

Saturday. But she claims that

the 'Herald Sun' wanted more

than a scoop. She writes that

government sources told her the

paper was plotting to bring her

down. A concerted media

strategy was taking shape to

find scapegoats for Black Saturday and into the firing line. Nixon

likened the royal commission to

a kangaroo court and described

her time in the witness box as

an intense and

an intense and aggressive interrogation. Of the inquiry

she says "The only certainties

are that the lawyers will much

appreciate their lucrative

daily rates and that they're a

gift for the media with blood-letting and banner

headlines guaranteed." There

were all sorts of commentaries

about the royal commission at

the time on all sides of the

arguments and Victorians can Police Association says her

efforts to justify her

decisions on Black Saturday are

shameful. The chief commissioner on that dreadful

day had the responsibility to

coordinate and control what was

going on. Looking out the

window like a sleuth for puffs

of smoke was never going to

achieve that. But he denies the

union was ever out to get

her. Go straight to the fiction

section. Christine Nixon has

grown accustomed to dealing with relieved to have finally told

her story her way. A large fire

has damaged dozens of shops in

Sydney's north. The blaze

started in a fruit shop in

Eastwood and flames could be

seen 20 metres above the roof line. Igniting cooking oil and

exploding LPG cylinders sent

terrified neighbours out into

the street. Just heard a

massive bang at my house and the whole wall just shook. Fire to contain the fire. It could

be days before many shops can

reopen because of the smoke,

heat and water damage. Tests

have confirmed the death of a

5th horse in NSW from Hendra

virus. The animal was found

dead in a paddock in

Mullumbimby in the State's

north on Sunday morning. The

property has been placed under quarantine. In Queensland

debate continues to rage about

how to control the spread of

the virus or more particularly,

the flying foxes that carry it. the flying foxes the flying foxes that carry it.

The people of Gayndah in the

north Burnett have had enough. We just want action and

we want it yesterday. It's a

health issue now. They say a 100,000-strong colony of bats

is ruining their lives and

livelihoods. Worried about the

recent outbreak of Hendra

virus, they're demanding the animals be moved on. You have 3

weeks to get rid of them or

else all these people in Gayndah will Gayndah will become criminals because we will shift them. The

Conservation Council says

residents need to learn to live

with them. The fact is the bats

and the flying foxes are part

of our landscape, they're part

of our environment. But the LNP

is supporting the plight of the

people. Bat droppings, constant

noise, lice, these are the things that the Bligh

Government has ignored. The

Government says it's

listening. We are talking with

the council in Gayndah about

their concerns. The question of bat control has become bunfight with both major

parties claiming to have the

better policy. Campbell Newman

is advocating smoke bombs and

helicopters to drive the

animals away, clearing vegetation if necessary so they don't return. The Government's putting bats before people. The

Government can issue permits to move flying foxes on where

there's a strong public health

case. But the Premier says it

has to be weighed up against other risks. The wholesale

moving on of bats will do

little more than spread Hendra

virus more quickly and virus more quickly and more widely. Anna Bligh says she's offered the LNP a briefing with

scientists. The Government will use a national taxpayer-funded

letter drop to help sell its

carbon tax package. Brochures

will be sent to households highlighting the compensation that will be paid. The

Opposition calls it junk mail

but the Government says the public is hungry for

information. They'll have

available to them the facts, not the fear and hysteria that

Tony Abbott has been

the announcement as it released draft carbon tax legislation. At the same time the Treasurer unveiled a discussion paper for

his tax summit. Dozens his tax summit. Dozens of

options are up for

consideration including road

congestion taxes and a shake up

of stamp duty. To finance now

and the local share market fell

sharply today as global

investors continued to fret

about the US debt crisis. But

as Alan Kohler reports the

Australian dollar stayed above 110 US cents. Well, 110 US cents. Well, interest

rate predictions are are now officially all over the place

like a dog's breakfast. ANZ's economics

economics team came out and

said rates are will be hiked

next week. Westpac is sticking

with its prediction of a cut.

Most economists are saying

rates will go up in November,

some say they will stay where

they are and futures markets,

as shown by this chart, are

still predicting a still predicting a rate cut.

Not much of one and less than

they were predicting just a

week ago. The currency stayed above 110 cent US today. This

was due to a small rally by the

US dollar which is shown by the fact our currency went up against all other currencies. There are three

factors, US dollar weakness,

expectations and the terms of

trade. Now this long-term chart

from AMP suggests that just

looking at the last of those,

which is the ratio of export

prices to import prices, the

dollar has further to rise. But

if the US dollar continues to

up, then it's a perfect storm. fall and interest rates do go

The local share market had a

1.6% fall today and has now

dropped nearly 3% this week

because of the debt ceiling fiasco. The banks have fiasco. The banks have been

especially hard hit because the

selling pressure is all about

concerns for the global

financial system. Macquarie

Bank fell 4.5% after forecasting a lower profit.

Myer and Bluescope also fell

more than 4%. BHP and Wesfarmers lost 2% each. Wall

Street fell 2% last night. European shares fell 1% but

there was a big sell off in Italy Italy and is down 1.5% Italy and the is down 1.5% today although

other Asian markets were more

like 0.5% lower. And that's

finance. The Federal Government

has hinted there may be relief for industries

struggling to compete because of the high Australian dollar.

As we've just heard, the dollar

is sitting firmly above 110 US

crepts today and the Treasurer

says it won't come down any

time soon. In the meantime the

education, tourism and farming

sectors are are doing it

tough. As the dollar goes up

these farmers hit

and so do they oranges. Sunraysia growers should be

celebrating their best crop in

more than a decade but a record

dollar means a third of these

oranges will go to waste. We're

not in the business to have

food left behind. We're here to

grow good quality fruit and

leaving this amount of fruit

behind is very

frustrating. About 80% of the

orange crop is grown for

export. Kevin Cock said he was

better off during the

drought. It will cost us more

this year this crop than in the previous years. A year when

growers literally should be

skipping down their orchard

rows looking at the absolutely beautiful citrus that they've

grown and to not even be able

to cover that cost of production it really is devastating as a

grower. Manufacturing, international education and

tourism are also being slammed.

The cost of staying in

Australia on foreign currencies

has sky rocketed. They might

cut back the length of their stay or do less attractions or

get to less events or spend

less in terms of retail when they're visiting our shores. The Australian dollar is being buoyed by economic

uncertainty overseas and the

mining boom. Our terms of trade

are currently at 140-year highs. The Treasurer says the

dollar will remain high for the foreseeable future and the only

respite for exporters could

come through tax relief. It's prop - appropriate in that environment to consider what's

best in the tax system to

businesses erecognise the pressures some

growers want to squeeze the

government. Costs us about

$3,000 a container in

government charges for every

container we export. But until

those tax changes become a

reality citrus growers are asking people to buy more

oranges. A political row has

erupted in northern NSW over

who's going to pay for sand

replenishment on the badly

eroded Kingscliff Emergency sandbagging has saved

a surf club and holiday park

but a long-term solution is

needed. Most of Kingscliff

Beach is now closed while heavy

machinery is used to build a

sandbag wall. More than 30 metres of

metres of beach front has disappear and the mayor says

the problem is getting worse.

Big seas last weekend nearly

claimed the surf club. If that

wall had of gone we would have

had no way of stopping the surf club

club from falling in the sea. To fix the problem in the long term

Government to approve and help fund a sand pumping project

from the nearby Tweed River.

The local State MP says council

needs an engineering plan and

then a development application

must be lodged. Council is the

lead agency in here and our job

really is to back them up with

resources and funding where practical. I'm concerned with resources and funding where

the bureaucracy basically. The

slow process. Council says it

can only afford to pay half of

the $6 million needed for the

sand pumping project. Federal

MP Justine eljot - Elliot says

immediate action is needed. Geoff Provest should

pick up the phone, call Barry O'Farrell, get him to Kingscliff and Kingscliff and announce State

Government funding to save Kingscliff. More than $1

million has been spent on short-term measures to protect

the beach front. The Tweed

Shire Council says the quicker

the NSW Government nits to a

long-term solution the better

off taxpayers and residents

will be. The NSW Government

plans to discuss the issue next

week. Australia's James mag new Sen - Magnussen is chasing

history. The Port Macquarie

20-year-old qualified fastest for the event and is aiming to

become the first Australian to win the men's 100 crown. James Magnussen captured attention

when he swam the key leg for

Australia's relay gold but

the 100 clinching individual gold in

lift his status to a new level.

It's h - 43 years when mike

Wenden won Australia's last

gold in a major gold in a major meet. After

being at the top 30 at the 50

metre turn Magnussen roared

down to beat the champion. Kylie Palmer won Australia's

5th swimming silver at the

titles. The 21-year-old turned in 7th place with 50 go in the 200 metres free

style. It was as and glitzy as the game itself.

The Twenty/20 Big Bash for this

summer was launched overnight.

The revamped competition

consists of 31 games from mid

December until late jn. Lit be

flled with international

flavour and the best local

players sprinkled across the 8

capital city-based

teams. People talk about glitz

and glamour but at the end of

the day it's a new competition there and play it. The teams

will be vying for $2 million in

prize money with the top 2 automatically qualifying for

the Champions League. The

British Open golf champion Darren Clarke is the latest big

name to join a star-studded

field for November's Australian

PGA at Coolum. Clarke and PGA at Coolum. Clarke and his

northern Irish fellow winners

Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy are celebrating their recent success by playing in

the Irish Open. I don't think I've been this excited about an

Irish Open. There's a tremendous atmosphere and a tournament. And world number 10

Karrie Webb is the leading

contender among 8 Australians

who will tee off who will tee off in Carnoustie

prime ministers visit China in scoldland. When Australian

they're greeted by some of the

tallest and most well drilled

guards in the world. The

soldiers, sailors and airmen

doing the leg work are part of

a crack unit admired for their

ability to march in complete unison. China correspondent

Stephen McDonnell has been given given rare given rare behind-the-scenes

access to the prestigious regiment. Arms around the world

love to show off their ceremonial flair. But the Chinese do seem to have taken

it to the highest level. The official guard of the People's

Liberation Army moves like a

large animal, turning ,

twisting and marching as one.

To join it is seen as a great honour.

TRANSLATION: Our mission is with dignity and this makes our

families especially proud. At

most major ceremonies there

they are, whether it be a

political, military or social context they're brought out to

give a sense of occasion. We

were given access to the honour

guard's training ground to see

how their remarkable unison is

achieved. 8 hours a day they

face their drill instructors.

Every step, every movement of

the head must be to strict

hundreds of potential recruits

at the base but we're told only

the best will be chosen.

TRANSLATION: Every young man

wants to join the honour guard

good enough to make the but not every young man will be

cut. Apart from looking snappy,

there's also a psychological reason for having these honour

guards. By introducing visiting

heads of State to your tallest and most precision-drilled warriors,

warriors, you're also warning

other countries not to give you

grief in the future. China says

the PLA is becoming more

transparent. That may or may

not be the case but this is a rare glimpse at one of its most

renowned regiments. And now for

a look at today's weather here's Mark. Thanks, Virginia,

and good evening. Well what's

the difference between minus 3

and minus 6.3? 3.3 degrees and ice-covered ice-covered dog water bowls

along with a truly beautiful

white out. That's what happened

today. After the frost finally

cleared it was fine and sunny

where we reached our forecast

maximum of 15. The winds were

almost calm until lunch time

when a moderate nor-Norwesterly

blew into town. Now it's a

westerly blowing 10km/h. westerly blowing 10km/h. That will ease further. It's clear

and cold but not as cold ass

it's going to get. There were widespread frosts around our

dropping to minus 9, region today with Cooma

across the null bore - Bands of cloud are moving

Nullarbor. Tasmania is also

covered with cloud which will bring showers tomorrow. The high has now

moved into the Tasman but it's extending

extending a ridge over NSW so

we'll get another frosty then

sunny one tomorrow. Adelaide

won't. As the trough that gave

rain to Perth last night is

expected there tomorrow.

It will be frosty, minus 5,

then fine and sunny and 15 in the

the causeway, 16 in Gordon. The

sun will get up at 7:01 and will set at 5:19. Then:

Thankfully we've only dipped

to minus 7 so far this year as

this wiry wattle, and you can

see why it's called that, it was twice as long as that, is

only good to minus 7 but it's

probably more protected growing

in our beautiful botanic gardens. Thank you, Mark.

Before we go tonight the Canberra press gallery is

mourning Australia's longest

serving political reporter. Rob Chalmers died

Chalmers died yesterday aged

ending a 60-year career

covering Federal Parliament. He

first joined the gallery in 1951 working for the 'Daily

Mirror'. From the late '50s

until recently he wrote for the

inside Canberra newsletter. He

reported on 12 prime ministers

beginning with Robert Menzies

and 19 opposition leaders from

Ben Chifley. And that's the

news for now. But stay with us

for '7:30' with Leigh Sales and

Chris Uhlmann. From me for now goodnight. Closed Captions by CSI This Program is Captioned

Live Tonight on 7.30, former Victorian Police Commissioner,

Christine Nixon, on the forces

she thinks are out to get her.

I'm not paranoid. I'm just suggesting there were people

who were took delight in what

happened to me. A law firm

with a difference. With all

profits going to those who need

it most. They believed in me

before I believed in my self.

The passion of the work here is unique. Well Col to the program, I'm

Leigh Sales. Saturday 7 February

bringses back or Rick give

memories for Victorians. It

was the day bushfire raged

across the state killing 17 3