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Tonight - the row over the Government's Malaysia solution

gathers momentum. This is an

extraordinary thing that the

two words that Malaysia wants

to takes out of the with Australia are the human rights. Australia a's lowest

paid workers get a rise of

nearly $20 a week. Helping

Canberra's police officers better understand the mentally

ill. Family and friends honour

an Australian hero. Brett died

a soldier, a commando, a

warrior, a true patriot, a

hero.My hero. Good evening and

welcome to ABC News, I'm Virginia Haussegger. Julia

Gillard's so-called Malaysian

solution is under renewed

attack from Tony Abbott, the

Greens and now state Labor Draft documents obtained by the

ABC's 'Lateline' program show

Malaysia is playing hardball on human rights guarantees for asylum seekers. The Coalition and

and Greens are demanding the

are Western deal with abandoned and so too

are Western Australian Labor MPs.

1.Just a stipulation that those

transferred to Malaysia will be

treated with dignity and

respect? This is an extraordinary thing that the

two words that Malaysia wants

to take out of the agreement

with Australia are the human

rights. On that he and the Greens are in lock step. It is not acceptable for Australia to

enter into any deal with

rights Malaysia where people's human

rights are undervalued, where people's human rights are violated. Human rights may not

be mentioned in word but the minister insists Malaysia will

honour them indeed. The

Malaysian government has been

very clear, a very clear

commitment to deal with those

people in a way which respects their dignity, document -

Fair Work Australia's ruling will benefit anyone on an

award. The 3.4% increase will

mean the benchmark trade person's wage will rise about

$23 a week to an hourly rate of just over $18. The non-award minimum wage will rise by

$19.40. We think this is a good decision. It recognises the

economy is still strong, it

recognises the growth in

employment. There is no extra support for regions hit by

recent disasters. The panel

decided it would be too difficult to identify

businesses in particular

distress and that a delay would

hit poor workers who were also suffering. Some employer groups

say the blanket increase with no productivity gains will lead to

to fewer jobs and higher

interest rates. Small and big loser directly and medium businesses will be the

unfortunately some of their

employees will also going to be the loser because at least one

third of small businesses, by all reports, will have to reduce working hours. Minimum

wage workers actually get that

money and they go and spend it

in the supermarket and that will be a good thing for the

economy and a good thing for

small business. These cleaners

don't think it's enough. I just

can't manage to survive on that

money. They say energy and rent

already. hikes have cancelled it out

Marathon debate is continuing in the New South

Wales parliament. The

Opposition and the Greens are

trying to prevent a vote on legislation that legislation that say is worse

than WorkChoices. Overnight one

MP spoke for a record-breaking

six straight hours and they

were at it again today with no

sign they will stop talking any

time soon. Despite that the industrial relations bill is

almost certain to pass through parliament. He

is a nasty piece of regressive regulation. And talked... If

they lose the independent umpire they've got nothing. Absolutely nothing. And didn't stop talking for six

hours, setting a new record. We

public will speak up for the rights of

public sector workers. They

finally stopped talking about

3:30 this morning but the debate about the O'Farrell

industrial relations laws Government's proposed

continued again today and it

could go on for days. Making six-hour do it in an hour is simply an

people in this place understood abuse of process. It is time

there was an overwhelming mandate in March to clean up

the mess left of this state. Under the changes government will strictly

enforce a cap on wage rises for

public servants. There is no

question Barry O'Farrell will

get his laws through parliament

but only because he bowed to

demands from minor parties. In

our negotiations with the government we have been given

oshations correction correction an assurance that the police

association will be allowed to association will be

pursue their current wage claim

and will be unaffected by any

proposed changes. The

opposition says that by

agreeing to exempt police

his laws are extreme What we officers the Premier conceded

now want to see is

firefighters, nurses, ambulance

officers and teachers also

exempted. As it clear now to everybody, all of our initiatives and legislation is dependent on an Upper House

that we don't control. For a

third straight day unions have held rallies against the

proposed new laws. Today targeted electorate offices of

Coalition MPs across the state.

In Yemen there has been a mass

Exodous in the capital as the country slides further into

deserted and fighting between chaos. The city is largely

loyalists and tribal forces has intensified.Tribal

reinforcements are moving into Sana'a. The death toll there

has reached 60 since a fragile

truce collapsed on Tuesday.

President Ali Abdullah Saleh

has backed away from signing a

regionally-brokered deal for orderly handover of power but

international pressure to do he is under intense

so. The latest flashpoint is

the airport with buildings

alight and hundreds of passengers stranded. The former

Bosnian Serb commander Ratko

Mladic is appearing before the international criminal tribunal

in The Hague. He is facing 11

charges of crimes against

humanity and genocide over the

massacre of nearly 8,000 mution

limb men and boys at Srebrenica and the 44-month siege Sarajevo. Our Europe correspondent is at The Hague.

This court behind me was

established in 1993 so today

really is the culmination of 18

years of work for the 1,000 or

so people who work here. Ratko

Mladic was number 161 of 161

who have been indicted by this

court and he was the most

wanted. On the run for 16

years. He appeared in wearing a pin stripe suit and tie, looking

tie, looking very serious and

very cooperative as he was read

out the 11 charges against him including genocide, which in

this context, refers to the

massacre at Srebrenica of

around 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men

and boys. In this context

genocide is said to be the intent

intent to eliminate an entire race or religion. Now Mr Mladic

has asked for up to two months

to consider what he has said

are three binders worth of

evidence that have been presented to him so the trial

itself, by the time all the pre tile activity is over, isn't

expected to start until at least another year. the ACT

Government and the Australian Federal Police have signed a

ground-breaking agreement aimed

at better protecting mentally ill people confrontations with the police.

Under the deal mental health

workers will work with officers

on the frontline to help defuse

tense situations. In 2001 Jonathan Crowley suffered an

psychotic episode in Chapman and threatened several people

with a bamboo martial arts

stick. When police officers

could not subdue him they shot him in the neck leaving the

43-year-old a quadriplegic who

relies on help from his

to realise is that a person who

is having a mentally ill situation, they are not themselves, they are not acting

the way they normally act, they haven't got control over

themselves and in that type of situation situation they need

help. Police are increasingly dealing dealing with confrontations

with the mentally ill. All too often the situation escalates.

The ACT Government wants to

defuse those situations and

save lives. As part of the new agreement two mental health

clingicians will work with

police in their operations

centre. They are on the ground right there contemporaneous when the information comes from the road so they can make decisions decisions instantaneously. The

hope is that those very tragic

situations - tragic for

everyone involved - would be very much minimised. As part of

today's agreement all 750

frontline police officers in

the ACT will undergo training

on how to help people with mental illness. If they have the training and advising them and they've had a

general training from a good psychiatrist or someone like

that, I'm sure they will do the

right thing. I don't think any

policeman wants to go out and shoot someone like they shot

Jonathan. He kill only ponder

what might have been if these

measures had been in place when his fateful confrontation occurred.

Rest in peace, your duty is done. With was farewelled in front of Australian digger Brett Wood

hundreds of mourners in Sydney. 32-year-old Sergeant Wood was killed in Afghanistan last week. Today he week. Today he was remembered

as incredibly brave and as an

inspiration to his men. A

soldier's final march,

surrounded by family, supported

by friends, saluted by

meant much to many . His colleagues. Brett Wood's life

farewell was fitting. Today farewell Brett with respect and with honour. Brett died a

soldier, a commando, a true

patriot, a hero. This man was admired admired and loved in equal

parts. His bravery was a thing

of legend. His dedication was of legend. His dedication was a source of inspiration. Lying

before you is the epitome of a

warrior. He was killed by a

bomb last week as he led a

patrol near Kandahar. He'd been involved in three firefights in the despite carrying a serious injury. Now a US Meritorious

Service Medal has been added to his array of with bravery

awards. We must never forget

what this family's son has done

for us. But he wasn't just a soldier, he was a husband. His

widow had no words of anger,

just words of thanks, love and

loss. In these dark days I have

no comfort. Brett, I ache for

you, my heart is heavy with the

knowledge that each new step I

take will be without you by my

country Victoria. He'd served side. Brett Wood came

in the army for 15 of his 32

dream. Sergeant Brett Wood, years. He died living his

rest in peace, your duty is done. 26 Australian soldiers

have now been killed in

Afghanistan. Brett Wood's 2 The body of another soldier commando regiment has lost 7.

killed in Afghanistan

the journey home. 1,000

Coalition troops paid their

respects to Lance Corporal

Andrew Jones. His body was

loaded onto a transport plane

at the Australian base in Tarin

Kowt. He is a bloody good

soldier and a bloody great cook.

cook.Jonesy, you are part of

another team now mate. A rogue

Afghan soldier repeatedly shot

Lance Corporal Jones Lance Corporal Jones on Monday. Australian troops are still

searching for his killer. A new and particularly

aggressive strain of E.coli

bacteria has killed 18 people

in Europe and left hundreds

seriously ill. Cases have now been reported in 10 countries

but all have been traced back

to food eaten in Germany. the source of the deadly

strain.In a Hamburg hospital patients battle the new

bacteria. The E.coli bacteria. The E.coli produces a

powerful toxin that can lead to blood poisoning and kidney

failure. A hybrid of two

existing strains this bacterium

seems to affect women more than

men. TRANSLATION: There is fear

patients the same age as our amongst the staff. There are

children and nobody knows where

this is coming from or where it countries and the United identified in several European

States. So far all can be

traced back to food eaten in Germany. This is an size but is certainly the unprecedented

biggest in terms of the health

impact, the number of cases of

people with complications and

I'm afraid it will be the big

nest terms of the number of deaths as well. Initially

Germany blamed imported Spanish cucumbers. Now it is believed

local vegetables have been

carrying the bacteria. E.coli usually originates from livestock and may have contaminated vegetables by

manure or infected wear.

Australia does not import much fresh produce from Europe but

the bacteria could still get here. It would here. It would probably in the

first instance be brought by

somebody who has eaten

something overseas and have it

in their bowl and have got sick

when they are here. It happened

in the US, Sweden and the UK. ?

Japan a separate strain of

E.coli is causing problems for

Australia. After customers at a

blamed Australian beef. An restaurant fell ill the owners

out but Meat and Livestock investigation is being carried

Australia says it believes the

contamination happened locally.

The move towards high density

developments in many Canberra

suburbs -- suburbs has been a

long-standing bone of

contention. The Government says

it needs to cater for a growing

city but residents say that is

coming at the expense of a neighbourhood's character. coming at the expense of a

High density development in always controversial. It has been changing people's

neighbourhoods in ways that

they didn't feel they had any means of controlling. After many a bitter battle with residents' groups the government said it listened to community concerns and has unveiled wide ranging changes

to the planning laws. That is in response in response to not only

community concerns but also our own observations that in some

cases developers were just

trying to cram too many units onto a sight. In residential

areas close to shops known as

RZ 2 zones more blocks will now

be open for development but

there will be tighter

restrictions on what's allowed to ensure to ensure that infill is in keeping with a neighbourhood's

character. Planners say some of

the changes are a step forward

but others a step back and a

dumbing down of policy. Two simple formulas rather than

allowing architects and other

people to respond to the site, to the city, to be innovative

and to develop things that will

be change making in the change will be provisions to

protect solar access for old

and new homes. A watering down

the of the original plans. One of

the big issues there is a lot

of people are putting solar

panels on roofs. They

aware these days of trying to

get northly sunlight into their

homes. We think they are not

going far enough to protect

that amenity. I think they have

the potential to be good but I

think people will need an

opportunity to have a lot of

explanation. In a bid

approvals some of the planning changes changes are effective

immediately while others are

open for public comment.

There are more signs of a worsening economy with two

major Australian companies

announcing job cuts. Qantas has

offered 350 voluntary

redundancies to its 7,000 cabin

crew and insurance firm AAMI

will close all its branches in

the next two months. These international cabin

long flight to ponder their

future. We have heard about it

but it doesn't really affect

us. Qantas has offered its

voluntary redundancies. It 7,000 flight attendants

expects 5% will take up the

offer. The airline blames high

jet fuel costs in its

international business. Staff

are now worried there will be

compulsory job cuts. Not only are some of our members

concerned, because obviously

the company wouldn't be

offering voluntary redundancy

if everything was okay. The concern by some of our and the union, is the

implications further down the track. This move towards voluntary redundancy is not the

first trill issue for Qantas

this year. The airline is already in negotiations with

unions for both pilots and

engineers over wages and

working conditions. It's not

just Qantas that may be

slashing jobs. I think we will

see more employment losses in

manufacturing, tourism, some

probably in aviation as part of

what's going on in tourism, perhaps in the higher education

sector and other parts of the

services and agricultural

sectors. Insurance firm AAMI is

adding to that list closing its

24 branches across the country

as it moves online. We have

about 100 staff across the

branch network and have been

able to offer redeployment opportunities

opportunities to about 50% of those staff. Adding to the

economy's woes, new car sales

have slumped for a third

consecutive month. Sales for

May dropped 13% on

year.To finance now and the local share local share market didn't

bounce back from yesterday's

big fall. In fact, it kept falling. No big moves today just continued weakness. The All Ordinaries closed a third of 1%

lower. The change poor the week lower. The change poor the

is my us in 2%. Among the more

significant falls today were BHP down, Qantas down 3%.

Fosters jumped 3% on takeover

rumours, later denied while Telstra went up 4 cents.

Fosters share price might be

going up but it is not because

Australians are drinking more

beer. This graph from CommSec

shows that beer consumption has

hit a 62-year low. Beer swilling has halved since the

1970s to an un-Australian 4.5 litres

litres per person poor year. It was not another route on Wall

Street last night but no bounce was evident either. They are definitely worried about the

economy there and are not in a

hurry to do bargain hunting. Shares in London fell Tokyo this afternoon but up in

Shanghai. Commodity prices also

continued to tumble last night, especially the base metals in

London, as well as

Australia is riding iron and

coal's back these days but

there is a new wool boom going

on. In US prices the wool price

in Australia as tripled. In

Aussie dollars it has doubled.

As with iron ore and coal it is

because of demand from China as

well as a shortage of sheep.

The Australian dollar went up today but not much. It is still

under 107US cents. I will be

back on Sunday with Inside

Business and the acting chief

ex tech of the NBN cop Kevin Brown and Nev Power. The

Federal Government says it is prepared

prepared to regulate social

media sights such as Facebook

if they don't take steps to

protect their users from

predators and identity fraud.

The warning came as the

government moved to prepare the first ever white paper on cyber school students are being taught about stranger danger

not just from people on the not just from people on the

street but also those who

contact them online, a program

led by the Australian Federal Police teaches Police teaches children to keep

many details about themselves a

secret. My address, where I

live, my school I go to, never

tell anyone your full name

. These websites can be a

treasure trove for criminals. They ier the steel

identities for exploit young

children looking for any avenue at all. The to monitor their children's

habits. It's like taking your

primary school child to the AFL

grand final, dropping them at

all go well. The government the gate and assuming it will

says social networking sites

such as Facebook need to inform

their users about what can

happen with their personal

information. If they fail to do

that and leave a void, then governments, of course, will be

expected to fill that void by

some form of regulation. The government says government says the problem of

cyber fraud is so serious that

it will issue a white paper on

the issue next year. It is a

step normally reserved for weighty policy weighty policy matters such as defence. The Attorney-General

says billions of dollars are at stake. Gathering information

through electronic espionage is

cheap, it's low risk and it is

high gain. Cyber safety is also

occupying the minds of the

super powers. Overnight the United States blamed Chinese hackers

mail accounts of hundreds of

senior US officials and Chinese political activists. Defending champion Francesca Schiavone is

through to the French Open

final and will face China's Li

Na. There was good news for Australia with Casey Dellacqua

winning the mixed doubles. In the women's semifinals

Francesca Schiavone outclassed

local hope Maria Bartoli while

Li Na defeated Li Na is making a habit of

going where no Chinese woman has before. Another good

experience for my career.. Good for China tennis. Off the

become of her finals appearance

at the Australian Open she

looked in control against Maria Shah are poef va. Perfect point there. Trailing 3-0 the Russian

fought her way back in the

first set but the scrambling

skills of the sixth seed shone through. Mpb threatened to extend the match

to three sets but costly errors

handed more history to Li who

became the first Chinese woman

to reach the French Open final.

She will face Francesca

Schiavone whose love affair

with clay continues. The fifth

seed dashed the hopes of the

home crowd with her dominant win

win over French woman Maria

Bartoli. For me to arrive in

the final is fantastic. It is

big emotion s. After a disappointing showing in the success in the doubles. Casey

Dellacqua, who struggled with

injury for several years,

teemed with American Scott

Lipsky to win the mixed

final. I have made a final before but to win and get one

under the belt is pretty

exciting. The spotlight is on

Novak Djokovic but for four

days he has hardly been sighted

at Roland Garros. I didn't play

that many match Ms The last four days. I have been around tennis. I have practised. He

had a walk over in his quarter

final and he will become world number one if he beats Roger

Federer tonight. Rafael Nadal

meets Andy Murray in the other semifinal. Time now for weather. weather. Good Evening. The fog this morning put a bit of a spanner into things. There was

extensive flight delays at the

airport and traffic crawled

along the GDE. The winds were

calm at first but around 11. A light to moderate north-westerly

north-westerly blue into Dunn

that cleared any lingering fog.

The overnight minimum was 1 and the maximum was 17.

There is no chance of rain, the

winds are north-westerlies at

15km/h and it is 11 degrees. Regionally today:

Cloud moving through South Australia, Victoria and

Tasmania is part of a cold

front and is generating

scattered showers. The scattered showers. The remainder of Australia is

generally clear.The cold front

will bring showers and strong winds to our region tomorrow and Canberra could get falls

between 1 and 4 millimetres. On

the coast this change will result in dangerous surf conditions, hazardous for swimming, fishing. Around the state

capitals tomorrow:

And Virginia, the pick of the And Virginia, the pick of the

flowers at our botanical

gardens at the moment is this vanda orchid. vanda orchid. They have five petals and several blooms may

grow on each stem. May they

indeed. Thank you. That is the

news for now. Stay with us for 7:30 ACT with Chris Kimball. We

will leave you with tiger cub

triplets born at a zoo in triplets born at a zoo in south China.

China. Have a good weekend. CSI.

I'm tough. No, look, I

think partly I have resilience

in my genes. I will do whatever

it takes to give him the life

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Welcome to the program. Your

local edition of 7:30, my

name's Chris Kimball. It is

good to have your company. The amazing Ms Richards later in the program. First Canberra has

had a few hits in the budget

from efficiency dividends to

more drastic cuts. Whilst the

Gillard Government has invested a record $3 a record $3 billion in the CSIRO, at the same time jobs and research programs have been