KEVIN RUDD: Well I'm not in the business of responding to Mr Abbott on anything. I would simply say this: one core fact remains which is unassailable in any objective political debate. Mr Abbott and his Liberal leader predecessors attacked the Government's response to the Global Financial Crisis, they were wrong.Whatever you say, Kevin, whatever you say...
The Government's response was correct because the Australian Government kept the Australian economy out of recession. Had we gone into the same recession as the rest of the world we would now be having double digit unemployment, with up to half a million more Australians out of work.
That is a fundamental, fundamental achievement of the Government over the last three years and if we look at the rest of the international economic wreckage around the world any objective mind would conclude that what the Government did was absolutely right.
Third inquiry called into the deaths of Vicky Arnold and Julie-Anne Leahy.
There's more to this than was previously uncovered, I think that the investigation wasn't as thorough as it should have been.
ROBERT REID: The vehicle was removed several hours after the trail bike rider boys found it in the bush. It was removed that same evening to an open police yard at Yungaburra, a tarp was thrown over it and scenes of crime officers from Townsville didn't inspect the vehicle til the Monday morning, so it was there all over the weekend.I hope the families find the truth, because the assumptions and findings of previous inquiries have left far too many questions. Read more here.
When they did arrive and have a look at it, it'd condensed inside the vehicle, there were no fingerprints found.
KERRIN BINNIE: There's since been six more investigations and two coronial inquests.
The inquests found Ms Arnold slashed her friend's throat, bashed her with a rock and shot her in the temple, despite suffering shotgun wounds to her own thigh, under her chin and the back of her head.
Mr Reid believes what really happened to the women is yet to be revealed.
ROBERT REID: I've yet to meet a single person that believed that Vicky, as she was alleged to have done, murdered her best friend and then killed herself. It didn't happen. It was wrong then, and it's wrong now. So hopefully this matter will be corrected.
Disendorsed Green dumps on party.
CHERYL WRAGG: While Mr Barber may be able to command the endorsement review committee to sack me within the space of 12 hours or something, he does not yet have the power to order the sun to shine for 24 hours a day and PV's aren't going to cut that and nor is wind generation at this time either.She used to be Labor before she was Green... now she'll be independent. Read more.
Gonna miss those pigs!
New hope for mesothelioma treatment.
That's enough for today.