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Live. Tonight - business backs a carbon tax, but is the price

right? If they want to be

relevant in this debate, they

had better say something that

will cut the mustard. More treatment of asylum seekers.

The ACT Government takes steps

to crack down on dodgy unit

construction. And construction. And the Raiders'

head coach tells the ABC his

team could still make the

finals. I know what the squad

is about and I've watched

them Good evening. Craig Allen

with ABC News. The business

the carbon tax debate. It's Council has upped the

calling for a starting price of

less than half what the Federal

Government wants and is

demanding exporters be shielded

from the tax. The Greens have described the

laughable, but the Government

says it's an endorsement of a

carbon price. The Opposition

is insisting it's a stake in

the heart of Labor's policy. Rebecca Barrett reports. The

climate change committee is

bunkered down in Canberra for a

weekend of talks, minus the

Prime Minister. If anybody is thinking they'll have an outcome by the night. But speaking to the wouldn't come back here Sunday

party faithful in Melbourne,

the coalition leader didn't

give any weight to the committee's negotiations. It

comprise s two Independents,

one Green and one member of the

Labor Party to take the other guys' instructions back to the

Prime Minister. On the eve of

this latest round of talks, the

Business Council released its

submission for a carbon pricing

mechanism. It's called for a low carbon price low carbon price of $10, with a

modestly increasing trajectory

to reduce the need for

compensation to households and

business. It also wants

exporters exempted. If they

want to be relevant in this

debate, they'd better say

something that will cut the mustard. The coalition is

taking the Business Council

submission as a vote of no

confidence in Labor's model. The Business Council have all rejected the Government's

approach because it would drive

jobs offshore, investment offshore, emissions offshore,

not reduce global emissions But

the Government has seized on

the proposal as evidence that

business has abandoned the coalition's direct The Business Council is coalition's direct action plan.

supporting pricing carbon in our economy and they're

supportive of doing that via a

market mechanism. The

Government wants a starting

price of between $20 and $30 a

tonne and the price is a key

element of the committee's

efforts to find common ground.

There is an agreement there in

the mix. I hope we can get it.

But we've got a long way to go

before we get

long. The Minister says

they've got until the end of June. Australia's policy of mandatory detention of asylum mandatory

seekers is coming under renewed

criticism. Doctors have now weighed in on the debate,

saying they're concerned about the increasing numbers of

children being admitted to

hospital after self-harming and

calling on the Federal attempting suicide. They're

Government to immediately

release all children from detention. The Government's

plan to move children out of

housing by the end of June is

too late for some. We are

having some terrible cases that

we're needing to treat in

Darwin of children as young as

four and five being part of

hunger strikes. We're having

children under the age of 10 self-harming, attempted

suicides. Doctors at royal

Darwin hospital say they're

distressed by the number of children they've treated and they're worried that conditions

for asylum seekers won't

improve after the Government

builds another 1500 bed detention centre on

mosquito-infested swamp. To me

it just does not make sense.

It's a recipe for disaster And

the stories aren't just from

Darwin. Sarah Hanson revisited Villawood Detention

Centre in Sydney. She says she

was appalled to find children

there who'd never lived outside

a refugee camp or detention

centre. The Government has to

get its head out of the sand on

this. They can't just continue

to be blind to how damaging

wrecking people. She's also mandatory detention is. It is

Island, while the Gillard legal limbo on Christmas worried that 17

Government negotiates a swap

with Malaysia. Concern about

the Government's treatment of

deepened by reports that the asylum seekers has only been

Solomon Islands has put up its

hand for a deal with Australia,

suggesting boat arrivals be

sent there. Let's actually be

a bit more economically

responsible, look at how we can

do it cheaper, here on the mainland, with time limits on detention, stop ruining people

in the process and, hey, we

might actually save some while Australia is engaging lives. The Government says that

with countries across the

region, its focus remains on

arrangements with Malaysia and

Papua New Guinea. A court in

Serbia has ruled that Ratko

Mladic is fit to be extradited

to the UN War Crimes Tribunal

in the Hague. The former

Bosnian-Serb General was

arrested this week and has

passed examination by a medical

commission. The 69-year-old's

lawyers insist they will appeal against the stroke has left him paralysed

on one side. The Serbian

President says that argument

won't wash. We don't have any

problem in that respect and

he's going to be delivered in the Hague tribunal in the next

few days. This is only

procedural that we have to respect. President tad ik says an investigation will be

extended to cover anyone who

helped Mladic avod arrest over

the past 16 years. Mladic himself

himself is facing 15 charges of

war crimes, genocide against humanity relating to

the 1990s Bosnian war. The head

of world soccer's governing

body has been accused of

corruption in the organisation. turning a blind eye to

Sepp Blatter will have to face

FIFA's ethics committee over

claims he ignored reports that

executives were taking bribes.

Qatar's successful bid for the

2022 World Cup has already been

discredited by allegations that

some FIFA executives sold their

votes for more than $1 million. Europe

Williams reports. It should all be about promoting the beautiful game, but inside an increasingly dysfunctional FIFA it's

it's ugly and it's getting

worse. On one side, Sepp

Blatter, more than a decade as

FIFA chief, running for

re-election next Wednesday. Now he's under investigation by

the ethics committee. A tit

for tat accusation by this man,

Qatar's Mohamed Bin Hammam, but

his only rival for the top job

and now also facing the ethics committee vote-buying. Add to this a series

series of separate allegations

of corruption involving more FIFA executives and it's adding

up to an impression of a failed

institution. But it's not

football's inner circle that's

worried. Questions about the

whole bidding process for the

2018 and 2022 World Cup that saw

first round have added to the

political push to stop next

week's vote going ahead. They

have two candidates for election, both of whom are now accused of corruption. have to sort that out before

the electorate can vote and,

secondly, there is a whole

question of whether they now

have the moral authority to

control world football in any

meaningful sort of way. By far

the best thing is to postpone

the election and indeed

anything else until the

allegations have been fully investigated. That disquiet

appears to be gathering

momentum. More countries,

players and ordinary losing confidence in FIFA's

ability to honestly run world

football. These are very

serious allegations and they're particularly serious because of where they've come from, or at

least these most recent

allegations. They come from

within the FIFA executive

itself. Some now say the whole

organisation should be red-carded, replaced by

something new untainted by the

past. With a growing past. With a growing demand for units in Canberra, the Government's worried are cutting corners. The ABC's 'Stateline' program

investigated the problem last

year, and now the ACT

Government concedes something

must be done about it.

Morozow reports, it wants to

know just how many people are

angry about shoddy building

work. Dodgy building practices

are something Murray Upton and

his wife Judith are all too

familiar with. When you see

that this complex had 25

defects and was certified as

being all right, it shows there's there's a massive problem. Last

year the ABC 'Stateline'

program exposed the growing concerns over shoddy building

standards in units, and how, as

the defects appeared, the

builders and developers often

disappeared. In response, the

Government has now launched a

survey to find out just how

widespread the problem is. To

give people the opportunity to highlight where they've had a

bad experience, what happened,

was it resolved, wasn't it, and

by getting that feedback, we

can then properly target our compliance activities to deal with these

Murray Upton, a system that

allows shoddy work to be given

the tick of approval is to

blame. There's too much

conflict of interest when the

developer is paying a certifier

to certify his buildings. The

certification should be done by government official. The Master Builders Association acknowledges quality is

slipping in some instances.

We've seen design actually

drop away the quality of documentation drop away. But

Jerry Howard says certifiers in the legislation mean

developments are not being checked

checked at crucial points of construction. So the entire

building could actually be built essentially without any

key inspections. It's an issue

the MBA has been pushing and

with a Government forum on

building quality set down for

later this year, it's hopeful

of action. In the mean of action. In the mean time,

Murray Upton urges vigilance

for anyone thinking of entering the unit market. They should

inspect it themselves all the

way along the line as it is

built. A lesson learnt the hard

way. The US Secretary of State

has made a surprise visit to

Pakistan in an effort to

salvage its

aligns with Islamabad. In

talks described as unusually

frank, Hillary Clinton said the

US was even more committed to Pakistan after Osama Bin

Laden's death. But she asked

Islamabad to take decisive

steps to defeat al-Qaeda. Here's North America

correspondent Craig McMurtrie. Handshakes in Islamabad, but

also signs of tension. Because

of security, Hillary Clinton

flew in with no advance publicity. Three and a half

weeks after the US raid on the

Bin Laden compound, the US Secretary of State says the

relationship is at a turning

point. She went straight into

a meeting at the presidential palace with a grim-faced

President Zardari and Pakistan's military chiefs.

They were quite emotional in

conveying how they would have gone known he was there. She was

accompanied by the chairman of

the joint chiefs, admiral Mike

Mullen told reporters that the

US had taken a risk with the

relationship to preserve

secrecy for the Bin Laden raid.

But now is not the time for

retreat or for

recrimination. Seeking to

repair relations, the Americans

offered an olive branch. There

is absolutely no evidence that

anyone at the highest levels of

the Pakistani Government knew

that Osama Bin Laden was living just just miles from where we are today. At the same time, the US

also wants Pakistan's leaders to do more to counter anti-American sentiment in

their country, more support for reconciliation talks in

Afghanistan, and the Obama

Administration is calling for a

crackdown on insurge ent safe

havens in Pakistan. There is

still much more work required

and it is urgent. It's the

first high-level US visit to

Islamabad since the Navy Seals raid. It coincides with the

CIA being granted access to

examine the compound, despite

attempts to smooth over their

differences, Washington remains

suspicious that Pakistani intelligence and military units

are cooperating with extremist

groups. And Islamabad is still

unhappy. There's been no retreat from its demand for a

reduction in the number of US

personnel in Pakistan.

Officials say they're still working through the details. Investigators have pieced

together the

moments of the air France crash

that killed 228 people two

years ago. The recently

recovered black box recorders

indicate the emergency began on

the Airbus A380 two and a half hours

hours into the flight from Rio

to Paris. In some turbulence,

the air speed indicators

weren't working properly.

Despite stall warnings, one of

the co-pilots attempted to lift

the nose of the plane. When

the aircraft stalled, it would

have required a lowering of the nose, something

like this, so the air flow

re-established over the wings

and the aircraft could

accelerate away and be

recovered and that's what the crew didn't do. The

dropped like a stone at almost

200km/h. It hit the Ocean tail

first three and a half minutes

later. The final report is due

next year. To sport now, and

the Bulldogs have ended their

three-game losing streak by

defeating the luckless Gold

Coast Titans. In this

evening's game, Newcastle has a

slight lead over Parramatta. Last night Manly outclassed the understrength Broncos, while

the Titans had eight tries

disallowed in their loss to the

Bulldogs. The Gold Coast Titans were mere speed were mere speed bumps for

Bulldogs backrower Frank

Pritchard last night. The New

Zealand Test forward claimed a

double in the first seven

minutes. Brushes them

aside. The Titans night soon

got worse, as they bombed try

after try. The Gold Coast

dropped the ball twice. The

try was disallowed after referees ruled frank Pritchard

was taken out by a decoy runner.

runner. Michael Ennis faces an

anxious wait. But the Titans

have their own concerns. Opportunities kept slipping

through their fingers. I'm

feeling really sorry for them The Bulldogs' win sent the

Titans to the bottom of the NRL

ladder. The Gold Coast could

learn lessons from Manly. The

sleight of hand of Foran was on show again.

show again. Brisbane's biggest

names in the stands and when

Glenn looked to step up, he was

cut down by Brett break stretched the Sea Eagles

and Brisbane scored on the next

play. Manly crossed three

times in quick secession in the

second half, but their best was

yet to come. Kieran Foran and Brett Stewart Brett Stewart combined to set

up one of the tries of the

year. Brett Stewart, that is

freaky. Stewart had the

commentators in raptures. Oh,

how good, that is

unbelievable. The Sea Eagles

scored 30 unanswered points in their second-half demolition of

the Broncos. The Knights

received a late boost with the return return of inspirational skipper

Kurt Gidley and Blues winger

gave Hayne a warm welcome to

Newcastle. Despite the wet

weather, the Knights went wide

for first points. Eels were

prevented from hitting back, but

but play could be turning point

in Newcastle season. Mullen

may have suffered a

season-ending injury trying to

prevent the try. It's no secret

the Raiders had a disastrous start to their season, from nail-biters to absolute drubbings,

thick and fast until the team

equalled its own record, an

eight-game losing streak. But

the team has staged a revival,

with upset wins over two of the

competition's better sides.

Raiders coach David Furner

spoke exclusively to the ABC

about the tough start to the

year and his hopes for the rest

of the season. If you'd asked

David Furner before the season

where the Raiders would be at

this point, the bottom of the

table wouldn't have been his

answer. They put a lot of effort trying hard, they wanted to

win, and, you know, did we

think we'd be in that position,

no, we didn't. We got

ourselves in a position there may have been a little self-doubt. Staring down the barrel at

barrel at a club record losing

streak and with a match in

Melbourne looming, the Raiders

and Furner came under intense

scrutiny. Every time the team

goes out, if things weren't

going our way, didn't get

results I would have liked, I

couldn't dwell on it, I had to fix it and concentrate on trying to get a

win. If the results were

frustrating, Furner's apparent

denial of his team's onfield

problems was even more so for some die-hard supporters. When

he quit as assistant coach of

the Kangaroos, Furner showed he

was aware the Raiders were in

trouble. Needed to be the one

there to lead the squad and

make sure that I'm in here

doing as much as I can to get

the team back on the

road. Canberra have since

scored two upset wince over the

Storm and Bulldogs, with external pressure easing

slightly, attention is now

turning to the impending return of Terry Campese. Someone

there that mightn't go into starting role straightaway, but

being able to ease somebody

like that in is the best way to go With Campese returning in

the halves andorford soon to be

available, they'll find it hard

to hold their place despite

linking for all three Raiders

wins. It has to be done right.

Whether I get the right way or just see it right, Furner won't rule out

a return to the finals this

year. I've always said that,

you know, judge the team, myself, at the end of the

year. A few wins coupled with

two byes in the coming month

could put the team back in the

mix, but it will take only a

another few losses for finals

to be out of the question, even

for the most optimistic in

Raiders' camp. In the Canberra

Raiders Cup, Tuggeranong were

too good in a tight match with Queanbeyan Blues, winning

30-24. Sydney has shored up

its spot in AFL's top its spot in AFL's top eight

with a gutsy one-point win over North Melbourne at Docklands.

Last night Carlton

Melbourne. Today Saint Kilda returned

returned to form against

Fremantle and Swans held on in

a thriller against the Roos. Nick Bailey reports. The

Kangaroos bounded on to Docklands in 14th place on the

ladder with just two wins to their

their name, but once they

looked anything but cellar

dwellers. Drew Petrie had a double The Kangaroos had a 20-point lead in no time. Three-goal

start to North Melbourne . As

soon as north seemingly

contest, Sydney awoke from the first-quarter slumber and

slammed on the next five goals

to storm to the lead. Scott

Thompson magic kept the

Kangaroos in touch, then put

them in months. North

Melbourne had a two-point

buffer at the main break. He's

kicked two. The peaks and

troughs of dominance from each

side which characterised the first plateau of an even contest in

the third torm. Todd Goldstein was lost, while Sydney's Lewis

Johnston's first goal in football was one to remember.

He's got the goods. 10-point lead. With Sydney entering the

final quarter, up by just four

points, Swans sub-Lewis Jetta

showed the advantage of fresh

legs in setting up Goodes to

stretch the lead. Goodes on to

it, goal. Inspirational. Daniel Wells did

his part to inspire what looked a a vintage north comeback, before McGlynn kicked his third

to put the Swans a point in

front. Despite 11 minutes of relentless attacking pressure

from North Melbourne, from North Melbourne, Sydney

held firm. We fought it out

pretty hard in most of our

games, a credit to the boys. North Melbourne, super effort.

We were lucky to get away with

it. It's the Swans' fifth win

of the season and further

entrench s them in the eight.

The Kangaroos' season is now

hanging by a Giants have recorded their second win on the trot,

defending Eastlake Demons in

Canberra. At Manuka oval Israel Folau Israel Folau was keen to impress after last week's four-goal performance and his

good form continued. The Rugby

League convert kicked three

goals in the match, signalling his prowess in the forward

line. The fledgling club stood

up to the physical challenge of

the match, exploiting their superior skills to run away

with a comfortable win over the

Canberra side. game early, young players were

really getting hit and crushed

and it was good from that point

of view that they learnt to

come through that. I think Eastlakes Eastlakes really threw it hard

at younger fellows early. The

Giants will be back at home next

next week when they take on the

Gold Coast Suns Reserves In

local rugby union, wests

continue their run of good form

with a 12-point win over uni

norts. In other matches,

Royals beat the Vikings in a

22-20 thriller, breezed past easts. It's been

a disappointing day for Australia at the French Open,

with Sam Stosur crashing out of

the tournament in the third round. Fellow Australian Anastasia Rodionova also lost, while world number 1, Caroline

Wozniacki, was another surprise

casualty on day six. Mark Douglass reports. The pressure

of expectation and a tricky

opponent took its toll on Sam

Stosur. Two days difference,

you can play a really, really

great match today, which was probably about average. Last

year's finalist showed glimpses

of her best form. But Stosur's

inconsistcy played into the

hands of the world number 51,

Gisela Dulko. The Australian

had her chances in a deciding

third set. That's a good point

from Stosur. But Stosur's

momentum was halted by a string

of errors, which allowed the

Argentine to move into the fourth

fourth round forthe first time.

That will do it That will do it for Gisela

Dulko. Stosur wasn't the Dulko. Stosur wasn't the only high-profile player to exit tournament on day six. World number one Caroline Wozniacki

was wiped off the court by

Daniela Hantuchova. Wozniacki managed to take managed to take only four games

off the 28th seed. She's still

to win a grand slam event. It

really doesn't matter. I'm a

great player, I'm doing well,

and, you know, I had a loss

today. That's what happens A few experts have tipped Roger

Federer to take the second

French Open crown this year, but the number looked in ominous form against

Janko Tipsarevic. Federer

cruised threw you in straight

sets. Novak Djokovic looked

just as impressive in the early stages of his clash with former US Open champion Juan Martin

del Potro. With his 41-match

winning streak on the line, the

Serb faded in the fading light,

as Juan Martin del Potro

levelled the match at one set

all, before play was suspended

for the day. An exhibition of art from the apartheid era has come to Australia, the first

stop in an international tour.

Much of the work by black artists was never allowed to be

displayed in South Africa during the years of oppression.

It tells a powerful story of

that time. It's history through

the eyes of the persecuted.

Black Africans living under

apartheid were marginalised not

only politically but also

culturally. South African

authorities and institution al

collections and corporate collections

art by black artists, (a), was

inferior. Even those at the

centre of the art world rarely

came into contact with this

kind of work. I've been

curator for over 20 years and I

was working in that period as

well and even in a fairly

public position I was - I never

saw or didn't know these

artists at all. But it wasn't completely underground as long

as you knew where to look and

there's a surprising Australian connection. created by black artists living

in the townships during the 60s

and 70s, but aroused the

interest of two former

Australian diplomats,

Johnston and Bruce Hague, who

were posted in South Africa in

that period. The diplomats

encouraged their friends to buy

art like this and much of it

went overseas. But now the

push is on to bring the art back

back home. These pieces have

been donated in that spirit, and are shown at the Australian National University in conjunction with works by international artists

who painted about apartheid in

solidarity with those suffering

under it. And so the story

comes full circle. Culture was

used as a weapon of oppression

by the apartheid state. It was

used as a weapon of resistance

by the resistance movements in South Africa, through such

artwork, and today it's used as

as a weapon of empowerment. A

story once hidden from view,

now in full sight. On to the

weather. We've enjoyed a

mostly sunny and mild day in

Canberra, building cloud this

afternoon. We reached a top of 15 degrees, 15 degrees, after a cold minus

4 in the city overnight. On

the Southern Tablelands, there

was frost this morning, then a

mostly sunny day, a few showers

on the coast, with Nowra and

the bay hitting 17 degrees.

Cooma 11 and Goulburn 15. The

radar is picking up just a few

showers coming in from the south-west. We'll see more of

that activity in coming days. The southern capitals were

scool today. Melbourne had 14.

Hobart 13. Adelaide 16.

Sydney reached 17 and Brisbane

23. An 23. An upper-level pool of cold air is bringing cloud over

the south-east States, but the

rest of the country is largely

clear. A high over the bite

will move over the Tasman Sea

early in the new week and a

trough will bring a few showers

to our region in the next

couple of days. There will be

a few showers around the

capitals tomorrow. Sydney 18 degrees, Melbourne and Hobart

15 and Adelaide 16 tomorrow.

The showers will be largely

confined to the east coast

tomorrow, with SA and Tasmania

just getting a touch as well. Tomorrow the coast will see

most of the rainfall and most of the rain will be east of the

ranges, with the heavier falls

to the north. On the coast tomorrow, rain and temperatures

around 17 or 18 degrees.

Goulburn could see a few

showers and 13 degrees and

sunny to our west. For

cloudy day. We're in for

another frosty night, minus 1

expected at the airport and

we'll reach a top tomorrow of

15. There'll be a few showers

around the ACT on Monday and

Tuesday, and the rest of the

week will be partly cloudy, but

fine. Before we go, a brief

recap of our top stories

tonight. The Business Council

says it wants the initial

carbon price to be half that

demanded by the Government.

The Opposition says it's a stake in the heart of the

Government's carbon tax policy, but endorsement of its idea.

There's been more fierce

criticism of Australia's

immigration detention regime.

Doctors in the NT say children

as young as 4 are resorting to self-harm in Darwin's detention

centre. That's the news for

now. You can keep up to date

24 hours a day on ABC News

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