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Tonight - shopping mall

brawl. The carbon conflict.

Let her come. Well, you are

wrong. Global debate and the

carbon tax hit consumer

confidence for six. The clubs

fight back. A national

campaign against pokey reform

kicks off in Braidwood.

Politicians, police and the press all have Rupert Murdoch

on the run.

Good evening, welcome to ABC

News. I'm Virginia

Haussegger. A venture into a shown the Prime Minister the Brisbane shopping centre has

depth of public feeling for and

against her carbon tax. Julia

Gillard was called a liar by

one woman during the meet and

greet and yelling matches broke

out among shoppers attacking

and defending her. Tony

Abbott's day had a touch of the

same. His supporters heckled

who spoke out in and harassed a Greens member

tax. Chief political

correspondent Mark

Simkin. Retail politics is always risky. Hello. Venture into a shopping centre and you

might get mauled. You have no

mandate. You have no mandate.

Go away, love. This girl has

no mandate. Another woman wanted to ask the Prime Minister a question. Why did

you lie to us? Right, well I

can talk to you about it. Why

are you continuing to lie and

say, you know, I didn't mean to

lie? I can explain all of that

to you. Julia Gillard tried to

far. There will be no carbon explain but didn't get

tax under my Government. I

did say that. I'm not stupid.

No-one is suggesting that. I

Department mean to mislead and

I didn't foresee all of the

circumstances. Who would have

thought we'd have a hung

Parliament. The political

world is heating up This is my

democratic right so let her

come. You are wrong.

right in the shopping centre. Arguments erupted

carbon What's that got to do with the

business down the drain, carbon tax? Running our small

mate. It is another sign how

divisive it has become. I am

not surprised there are

Australians in favour and Australians against. Tony Australians against.

Abbott took his campaign

against Julia Gillard to the

fish market, trying to get a

red emperor. Poor fish, she

was butchered. At a later

event, there were more enflamed

feelings when a lone voice

give me some respect because I have respected your views all

morning. It is important in a

dxs that all voices are

heard. Perhaps, but afterwards, a Greens supporter got heckled. Take your political

opinion somewhere else. We do not need you at all.

Surrounded. And pursued down

the street until the police

intervened. I'm really

scared. I want to go home.

The Government's also talking

about policing. It is giving

the competition watchdog more

power and more money so it can crack down on businesses that

use the carbon tax as an excuse

to price gauge. 20 carbon

cops will be created. Despite cops will be created.

today's confrontations, Julia

Gillard will keep visiting shopping centres, presumably

hoping the public is still

listening. Consumer confidence has

plunged to levels not seen

since the global financial

crisis. The carbon tax,

interest rate fears and the worsening

are being blamed, but some

strong economic growth numbers

from China could help turn

correspondent Phillip things around. Here is finance

Lasker. Consumer confidence is

being crushed by the weight of the world. Concerns about the introduction of the carbon tax, concerns concerns about interest rates,

concerns about the world

financial markets. The confidence index fell more than

8% in July. It is a very

sharp fall indeed. It is also

the third straight monthly fall

taking the index below the 100 mark. That means pessimists outnumber optimists for the

first time since the height of a global financial crisis still

playing out. Ireland joined

Portugal and Greece as the

third Euro area nation to have

its credit rating cut to junk

status and there are growing

fears Spain and Italy are also heading that way. The financial crisis involving

Italy and also Spain is a game

changer if it is not handled

efficiently, it will mean a

recession in world. EU finance ministers

Greece's meeting in Brussels to sort out

Greece's problems, acknowledge

for the first time some form of

Greek default may be needed but

there is little confidence they

have the solution to prevent

contagion. TRANSLATION: We

made it clear that above and beyond Greece we are resolved

to do everything to stabilise

the Eurozone as a whole. But

the stark regional differences

were on display as China announced production and retail for economic growth, industrial

sales. There is always concerns

about Europe and about the US

but the Chinese economy is still growing strongly and that means good demand for our

commodities. If only they

could feel it on the shop

floor. The stakes are also

getting higher in the US where

talks to raise the debt ceiling

are deadlocked. Today the

Federal Reserve weighed in,

warning even a

markets into a tail spin.

Washington correspondent Lisa

Millar. For the third straight

day, the key players headed to

the White House to thrash out a

deal but, once again, compromise wasn't on the

agenda. ╝Yellow)We have become

increasingly pessimistic we

will be able to reach an

agreement with the only person

in America who can sign

something into law and that

President of the United States.

The US needs to debt ceiling of $14.3 billion

by August 2 if it is to pay its

bills. If the money runs out,

even Social Security cheques aren't exempt. aren't exempt. I cannot

guarantee the chics go out on

August 3 if we haven't resolved

this issue because there may

not be the money in the coffers

to do it. Republicans are

demanding budget cuts before

they will agree to an increase in the debt ceiling and

rejected Democrat calls for

he is higher taxes. If that's what

going there. Because right now this economy is ailing. But

the clock is ticking and Congress needs time to act.

We are in the matter of days

phase of these negotiations.

Wall Street and business leaders

leaders are urging the

politicians to cut a deal.

The Federal Reserve is also

worried about a possible debt

default. It says if the US

fail to pay its bills, even for

a short period of time, the

market would be severely

disrupted and the impact would be long lasting. That could

spell more turbulence for an already-fragile economy.

Clubs Australia has opened Clubs Australia has opened a national campaign against poker

machine reforms with a protest rally

rally in Braidwood. In the

first of a series of planned

rallies in marginal

electorates, hundreds of people

demanded an end to plans to

force gamblers to register and

pre-set betting limits. But anti-pokie campaigners have

labelled the push hysterical and scare mongering. Braidwood

streets used to be filled with

gold miner, today the crowd was

campaigning against betting

limits for those chasing limits for those chasing a

lucky strike. Clubs bussed in

about 400 members and staff to

kick start a series of rallies targeting marginal seats,

ramping up pressure on a Federal

Federal Government reliant on Tasmanian Independent Andrew

Wilkie who has made a pokies

crackdown a condition of his support. Collectively, we will

fight for our clubs

need be, we will take the fight

right to the ballot box. (Cheering). The local

Braidwood Services Club is one

of those saying of those saying it will be

forced to close if the reforms

go ahead taking services like

sports facilities with it.

Surely they cannot take our

club away from us. In all

reality, if the reforms come

through, that's what will happen. But anti-gambling

campaigners are accusing Clubs Australia

Australia of overstating the

themselves in a hysterical

scare mongering campaign. It is un-Australian to support

this so I have lost my

citizenship, but the public

aren't fooled. This is about telling

telling MPs at the local level

that there is a real

consequence locally of killing

your club. That's what it's

all about. And it is

politicians facing slim margins

at the ballot box who are in

Clubs Australia sights. My view is voluntary pre

commitment is the better


is wrong. I have always voted

Labor and I never will again.

The Federal Government says

that's not enough to scuttle the reforms.

Rupert Murdoch is under siege in Britain tonight as

politicians, the police and a former prime minister former prime minister gang up

on him. Parliament is poised for

for a near-unanimous vote

calling on him to abandon his

takeover bid for

takeover bid for broadcaster

BSkyB. A parliamentary

committee has summonsed him to

answer questions about the

phone hacking Scotland Yard has accused his newspapers of blocking its

investigations and Gordon Brown

has accused the Murdoch media

empire of hiring criminals to

obtain his private documents.

Phillip Williams. Every day,

every hour, it gets worse. The

stench over the whole hacking

affair is so strong, the

Parliament will likely pass a

unanimous motion calling for

Rupert Murdoch to drop his

takeover bid for BSkyB. Now a

former prime minister, Gordon

Brown, is gunning for News International the Sun and the 'Sunday Times'.

He says his bank, property, tax

and other personal information

was hacked. There is absolute

proof that News international was was involved in hiring people

to get this information. I do

know also the people they work

with, because this is what

concerns me most, are

criminals. Gordon Brown spoke

of his anguish when he was told

the 'Sun' newspaper was going

to reveal his son Fraser suffered from Cystic Fibrosis.

In tears. In tears. Your son is now

going to be broadcast across

the media, Sarah and I are

incredibly upset about incredibly upset about it. News International's problems continued as policeman involved

in the original failed

investigation and vee us told a parliamentary committee the

company obstructed inquiries.

This is a global organisation

with access to the best legal advice,

advice, in my view, deliberately trying to thwart a

criminal investigation. As Hayman turned News

International columnist, he

defended his original investigation that somehow

missed most of the hacking. Mr

Hayman, while a police officer

did you ever receive

from any News organisation.

Good God. Absolutely not. I

can't believe you suggested that. Rupert Murdoch, his son James and Rebekah Brooks have been

been invited to appear before another parliamentary committee

early next week. News International says they will

cooperate. The next move probably belongs to Rupert

Murdoch. What will he do about

the BSkyB bid? Will he

withdraw it before the humiliate ing vote in Parliament? What about other

publications that may have been

involved in serious misdeeds? This is far from over. The Australian arm of

Murdoch's media empire is

trying to distance itself from

the phone hacking scandal by

proving it hasn't been engaged

in similar practices. In an

open letter to staff, News limented chief John Hartigan

says the company will examine

its books to make sure no improper payments have been made to private

investigators. The Australian released a preliminary report

into an incident at Avalon

airport near Geelong which

resulted in the grounding of Tiger.

Tiger. On 30 June this year, a

Tiger flight from Sydney

correctly aborted a landing due

to a strong tail wind. The

plane bank to return from a different direction and the

report says the pilot was

instructed to approach from

3,000 feet. But the pilot

decided to drop to 1600 feet

instead, well below the safe altitude document doesn't outline a

reason nor the pilot's

decision. There was an investigation of a similar

incident involving a Tiger

flight approaching Tullamarine

a few weeks earlier. The confirmed the same pilot was

involved in both incidents. Investigations are continuing. The inquiry into the Christmas

Island disaster has turned its

attention to the rescue

attention to the rescue boats supplied on the island. The

coroner specifically wanted to

know why Federal authorities

had supplied boats that

couldn't operate in bad weather

and weren't seaworthy at the

time of the tragedy. A marine

rescue expert told the hearing

the lack of proper rescue boats

did not compromise efforts to

save the asylum seekers. Andrew O'Connor reports.

was left to navy and customs fast rescue

fast rescue boat crews to save

shipwreck survivors in seas

peaking up to 8m. The

island's own dedicated rescue

boats had been moth balled

after being declared

unseaworthy. The inquest has previously examined why the

boats weren't available. The

Commonwealth argues even if

they were still in commission, the

the conditions were too dangerous to launch them. It

was a view shared by Sergeant

Adam Mack of the WA water

police. The question has been

whether those whether those boats could have

helped save more lives . The

sergeant told the inquest the

conditions were so severe the

with boats couldn't have been

launched safely and the lack of boats didn't affect the rescue

effort. The recovery

operation was a different matter

matter as he marshalled a

limited number of aircraft to search the waters,

the sergeant said the lack of

suitable boats on the island

was a constraint. He problems getting air support

with the one aircraft assigned to his operation being forced

to leave after one day because

of a lack of fuel on the

island. By that stage, it had

covered half its assigned

search area. Even with these

issues, the sergeant said he

was confident all survivors who

could have been saved had been saved on the day of the

it was unlikely they would find more bodies beyond those recovered in the initial

rescue. Of the estimated 50

victims, 20 people remain missing presumed dead.

Australia has rejected a plea

from Japan for more protection

against anti-whaling activists in the Southern Ocean. Japan

has confirmed it will return to

the Southern Ocean and the Sea

Shepherd has vowed to be in hot

pursuit. But Australia has

told the international whaling

talks that scientific whaling

is a sham and there is no way treatment. So-called

scientific whaling lacks any scientific argument behind it.

What's going on there is commercial whaling. Australia is opposed to commercial whaling. Australia also plans

to support a British proposal

that hopes to rid the International Whaling Commission of corrupt membership payments.

A coroner has found systemic

safety failures caused a fatal

blast at Draytons Winery in the Hunter Valley three years Vigneron Trevor Drayton and

another workers died when a vat containing ethanol blew up.

Now there is a call for new

safety protocols. Philippa McDonald reports from Maitland.

It was a blast that caused a

fireball and two more

explosions at one of the Hunter Valley's most famous family-run

wineries. 52-year-old Trevor Drayton was killed instantly,

along with welder Edgar Orgo. Assistant

Assistant winemaker William Rikard-Bell ran to a nearby pond to douse

80% of his body. Today 80% of his body. Today the

deputy State Coroner gave his

findings on what caused such a

catastrophic event. Most likely the -

The Coroner said Drayton had

done little to make sure flammable liquid was safely

stored and Edgar Orgo had not

been told the tank he was welding contained 9,000 of pure ethanol. The Coroner said the welding

company Perfab had also failed

to run its own checks on what

the unmarked tanks contained.

Dill dill dill told the court

it is not his job to identify

guilty parties. But after

this bitter experience, both

Draytons Winery and the welding

company Perfab had undertaken

some serious soul searching

about their safety culture.

Trevor Drayton's family came to court to hear the findings.

Our family hopes the positive

changes that can come about as

a result of the Coroner's

findings so that Trevor and

Eddie's tragic deaths and Will

's injuries were not in

vein. Edgar Orgo's wife, Anzac

Day Nadia, left the talking to her late husband's employer. We

are relieved the process is

over and we can move on. over and we can move on. The

Coroner has recommended Work

cover run an education campaign about the risks associated with

the use of ethanol.

Sun screen is about to get serious. Standards Australia

wants to raise the maximum SPF

rating from 30 plus to 50 plus

but the Cancer Council says there is no cause for

complacency. Since the early

1980s, Australians have been

able to check their sun screen

to see how much protection it

offers. Now Standards

Australia is proposing the sale

of sun screens offering a sun

protection factor of 50 plus. We have found applying sun screen properly to get get the level of protection

they need, so that's an

important factor in putting

forward the proposal to move

from a 30 plus to a 50 plus.

But the Cancer Council says buying a broad spectrum

sunscreen and re-applying it

often is more important than

the SPF factor. We are

concerned that people will think there is a big difference

and that they are bulletproof

when they go out in the sun and

they still need to do all the

things like covering up and not relying solely We don't want 50 plus marketed

as though it is a far superior product when it actually

isn't. Many derm tolgists are worried. My concern is people

will be misled by the number

into thinking they are using a

much more effective product

whereas in fact the efficacy is

about the same and if they want

to achieve better efficacy they

need to do it by applying it more effectively. The Cancer

Council says the manufacturers

have led the push have led the push for the

ratings but the industry

rejects the suggestion it is a

marketing ploy and says a new standard will give Australians

the option of buying products that have been available overseas for many years.

Standards Australia is seeking

public comment on the proposal

until 1 August.

To finance now and the

economic data out of China

today helped boost the local

share market and the Australian

dollar for the first time in

week. But as Alan Kohler reports, News

shares kept tumble ing. This

graph of the All Ords makes it

clear what happened. After

the weak consumer sentiment

numbers came out, the index

sank below yesterday's close.

After the Chinese data came out

the market rallied aneemcally and stayed rallied for the day.

Here is where the index

finished up, 0.4% higher. Here

are the details of the Chinese

data. Economic growth holding

at 9.5% and industrial

production and retail sales both

June than May. As a result the Chinese share market has jumped

1.5% despite more falls in debt-mired Europe and United

States. There is a downgrade

of Ireland's debt to junk which

does not mean a Chinese boat. Moody's warn Ireland would need

another bail-out which the EU

and IMF will get to after they

finish bailing out Greece,

Italy, Portugal and Spain.

There was a gloomy set of

minutes from the Federal Reserve.

the number of times the words

'Slow', 'Weak', 'Subdued' 'Slow', 'Weak', 'Subdued' and 'Decline' appear in the

minutes. On the local market

today, NewsCorp continued to

fall down another 3%. But

most of the moves were up. Bluescope recovered some of

what was lost. Atlas Iron

jumped 4.5%. BHP was up a little bit. Trance trance

jumped after land - Transfield

was up a bit. That's finance. Finish

The Catholic Church is embroiled in a battle with the

ACT Heritage Council over the

significance of one of its

churches. St Patrick's in

Braddon was set for the

wrecking ball until the

Heritage Council stepped in listing

listing it for its place listing it for its place in

Canberra's social history. It

was built as a Catholic school

and secondly as a place for worship and when there was no government

support for Catholic education in Australia. But the Catholic

Church considers the 76-year-old building an eye

sore and needs to sell sore and needs to sell it to

fund a multimillion-dollar redevelopment of St

Christopher's Cathedral in

Manuka. If our return on the

development at Braddon is

compromised, as it will be by the decision, we will have to

revisit our plans for revisit our plans for Manuka

and that would be a pity not

just for us the church but also the city of church will appeal against the

listing and if that fails will

ask the ACT Government to step

in. The Wallabies have a setback do their World Cup

plans with Benn Robinson ruled

out for the season in a knee

injury. Rocky Elsom will

return for Sunday's season-opening test against


The road to the World Cup has begun.

Deans today named his first

test side for 2011 but this

weekend's game against Samoa is

a long way from New Zealand.

For some of the concerned, it is an opportunity

and none of them will be

presuming that there will be

more to come. That will

unfortunately be the case for

leading prop Benn Robinson whose season is over before it began. The 26-year-old injured

his knee at training yesterday and will have surgery later

this week, ruling him out for

the rest of the year. He

picked up an injury from looked like a pretty innocuous

situation in training, just

carrying the ball. The Wallabies will

Wallabies will be boosted by the

the return of skipper Rocky

Elsom. Elsom played one SuperRugby game for the

Brumbies this year. I am

happy to be back. Obviously a

couple of long breaks there and

just really enjoying training

with the team rather than by myself. Nick Phipps and

Siteleki Timanni will make

their starting debuts as well

as Pat McCabe. It is not

something I obviously thought

was going to stage, so it is great to be

here and looking forward to the weekend. There is also plenty

of familiar faces in the team.

Mark Gerrard will play his

first game for Australia since

2007. Matt Giteau has been

given a chance to stake his

claim at through half in the -

fly half in the absence of

Quade Cooper. Sunday's test

will be the first of five

before the Wallabies kick off

their Cup campaign in earnest.

Two American astronauts have

taken the final space walk of

the Shuttle era. the Shuttle era. Ron Garan and Mike Fossum who have been

living on the International

Space Station were the pair making history.

making history. They

teamed up on three walks in

2008. The main objective of

the seven-hour mission was to

retrieve a broken pump which

will return to earth along with 'Atlantis'. With a look at today's weather, here is Mark

Carmody. Thanks Virginia.

Good evening. Crikey it was

cold today. Under cloudy skies

and with a fresh Nor westerly

blowing at between 15 and 20

km/h I started pruning roses.

I know it is a tad early but it

has been cold and I have a few

to do. It didn't take long before fingers and toes were

numb. Knees as well. There

were light showers and they may

continue for a while yet.

Thick cloud is being

over the interior and

north-east and is generating

patchy rain. A high in the

Bite is strengthening a ridge

of NSW. A front west of Perth

is ix pecked to bring showers

here on Sunday. But nationally tomorrow:

Virginia, this flower is a

popular winter annual called

Polyanthus. When you have finished pruning roses, make

sure you spray them with lime

sul fur but wear a mask because

it smells badly. Thank you,

that's a useful piece of

information. That's not what

was in your script. Before we

go, a recap of our top stories:

The Prime Minister's campaign

to sell the carbon tax was interrupted today when a

shouting match between Brisbane shoppers erupted over the tax.

Consumer confidence has fallen

to its lowest level in almost

three years driven by fears over the carbon tax and Europe's debt Europe's debt crisis. That's

the news for now. Next on

'7:30' , the newspaper editor

who has hounded Rupert Murdoch from scandal to crisis. For

now, goodnight. Closed Captions by CSI

Tonight on '7.30' - the man

whose paper crippled Rupert

Murdoch's British media empire.

Having the Prime Minister and

the Leader of the Opposition

both denouncing Rupert Murdoch

- I mean, this would never have

happened 10 days ago. And the 100th anniversary of Douglas Mawson's Antarctic exhibition.

Now the mission to retrieve the

historic equipment. What historic equipment. What we've

got left is pretty amazing. This Program is Captioned

Live. Welcome to the program.

I'm Leigh Sales. Those stories

shortly. First to the growing

financial crisis engulfing

Europe and threatening the of the world. This week we've seen Ireland's credit rating

cut to junk status, like

Greece's, and there are fears