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It's 6am on Tuesday, September 7.

Good morning, I'm Ron Wilson. I'm

Kathryn Robinson Floodwaters peak Kathryn Robinson Floodwaters peak

threatening more homes but they

defy the safety advice and stay put.

The finishing line is in light, the

Independent MPs holding the reigns

in the race to The Lodge say they

are ready to announce who they are

backing. In sport, Bulldogs captain

Brad Johnson announces his

retirement from AFL football. And

in finance it is D day from

interest rates but it looks like it

is steady as she goes as the

Reserve Bank navigates our economy.

A quick weather check and most

cases have possible showers today.

The Victoria's water logged towns

remain on high alert this morning

as floodwaters continue to rise.

Ten's Alkan Raskall is in

Wangaratta in the saith's north-

east where some residents have been

ordered to evacuate. How is it

looking there this morning? Ron,

it's been a very anxious wait for

residents not too far from here, it

is there that levee bank is is there that levee bank is

threatening to burst under the

weight of the floodwaters. Local

residents were called to an

emergency briefing last evening and

order to evk ate. I am led to

believe that a number of people

have defyed that evacuation order F

that does burst it will spew up to

2 metres of water into the street

and affect around 60 homes. Going

into that emergency briefing locals

were extremely concerned about that

levee. Let's take a listen. They

said the levee bank was going to

break so we have to come and find

whut is going to happen. There are whut is going to happen. There are

the cracks in the levee, when they

assured us they would hold back 100 assured us they would hold back 100

year flood. There are weak endsed

being found the same as we had with

the railway line.

There are flood peaks, weather

conditions for the rest of the day,

how is the rest of the day likely

to pan out? Authorities are

extremely concerned about Horsha

many in the west of Victoria where

floodwaters are expected to peak

some time in the next hour or so,

concerns too about Shepparton in

the north and the Wangaratta region

and the Gippsland area east of

Melbourne. Ron t problem is now

just so big the Victorian

government is calling on Canberra

for help. OK. Thanks Alkan Raskall. for help. OK. Thanks Alkan Raskall.

Clearly the floodwaters are still

right up to the town's edge.

Demolition work has begun in

Christchurch as workers pull down Christchurch as workers pull down

damaged buildings while health

authorities are worried about the

outkpwraek of disease. Matt Doran

filed this report just a while ago.

Three days on from the moment the

disaster struck and Christchurch

really is a city grapples to comes

to terms with a new way of life.

Shortly residents will wake to find

a CBD again in lock down overnight

soldiers have been on guard at

barricades right around the per

metre of the city, ensuring that it

is only rescue workers and

officials who are coming in or out.

Now, we know that some 600

buildings have been felled,

hundreds of families have now been

officially declared homeless and

the relief centres right across the

city are full and overflowing. Also

just trickling in the last little

while there have been reports from

the hospitals of a very serious

gastro outbreak among some

residents. Still, would you believe,

it is relief that is the prevailing

emotion on the streets here in

Christchurch. It is what has been

described as probably the worst

earthquake that has been seen in

New Zealand in some 08 years and

yet for in the damage here has well

well and truly tempered by the fact

that what we keeping with here is

really a bad building count, a

damaged building count and not a

body count (80) will More than a

fortnight since we went to the

polls we could finally have an

election result today. The three

Independent MPs whose support is

needed to form a government say

they are ready to decide who to

endorse as Prime Minister. Oops

leader Tony Abbott and Prime

Minister Julia Gillard both gave

their final pitch to the

Independents yesterday. The rural

MPs say they have all they need to

make a decision today. I will be in

a decision to make a decision

tomorrow morning. Both sides have

had their chances and they will

have to go on what they put forward.

The major partys have signed reforms including an independent

speaker in a bid to ensure there

can be a stable minority government

for the next three years. Some

breaking news now, and police in

New South Wales have just said they

will be holding a news conference

at 7 o'clock this morning as they at 7 o'clock this morning as they

look for a missing teenager. 15-

year-old Evan greenwood from Sydney

was last seen yesterday morning in

the Snowy mountains. Police are

particularly worried because he has

a learning difficult. Another

international Qantas flight has

been plagued by safety fears. A

Boeing 767 bound for the

Philippines had to turn around

three hours into the flight when

pilots detecting a problem with the

plane's antiskid landing gear. The

158 passengers on board were

returned safely to Sydney to catch

another flight. It comes less than

a week after an engine exploded on

a Qantas flight from San Francisco.

Olympic gold medal list Stephanie

Rice has been dumped by jaguar Rice has been dumped by jaguar

after she posted a gay slur on

Twitter. The luxury car brand

announced they had severed all ties

with the swim star. The with the swim star. The

Queensland's tweet came at the end

of the wallabies last gasp win over

South Africa. The 22-year-old has

been an ambassador for Jaguar

year. Australia since the start of the

There is added motivation for the

Western Bulldogs ahead of

Saturday's semifinal with captain Saturday's semifinal with captain

Brad Johnson announcing this season Brad Johnson announcing this season

will be his last. They are hell

bent on sending their skipper off bent on sending their skipper off

in style.

One of the all time greats, Brad One of the all time greats, Brad

Johnson has hobbled to the finish

line but he hopes there is at least

three more games left in Bulldogs

colours. My body and certainly my

mind has told me you done as much

as you can and it is time to move

on. 4 has been a terrific leader on. 4 has been a terrific leader

and people outside the club have

underestimateed his leadership and

how he has grown into that. His

pending retirement should provide a

intark for a side which has limped

into a semifinal. Barry Hall is

free to play on Saturday night

after his stick was deemed not

forceful enough to warrant a report.

Sydney is set to roll the dice with

Daniel Brad Shaw despite not having

played football since round That is

probably the biggest thing, if he

feels like he is comfortable and he feels like he is comfortable and he

can play 109 minute, we will

probably pull the trigger on him

and play. Aaron sand lands missed

training yesterday but the Dockers

expect his knee to recover in time

for Friday's match against Geelong.

He's been getting round the clock

physio basically since the incident

occurred. We are really confident

that he be be able to get up and play.

Swanys can do it. Manly's final

hopes have suffered a blow ahead of

this weekend's must win game.

Centre Steve Matai has been addeded

to their unavailable list. He is

facing up to nine weeks on the

sidelines for his high shot on

Michael Ennis. We love the way he

play, the attitude and the

aggression and everything he brings

but sometimes he may need to pick

his time as bit better. Prop Jason

king is also facing suspension. He

is looking at one to two weeks for

a high shot.

There are four Aussies in reach of

the league at the golf

championships. Jay done say seven

and sits just one shot behind the

leaders. Geoff owing ill I have is

14 under (Jason Day)

Tiger Woods is in a tie for 16th at

nine under, the tournament is a

second leg of the lucrative Fedex

cup play officerrys. cup play officerrys.

All the morning finance news now

with Kathryn Robinson and first

Tuesday of the month when the

mortgage holders get twit chi. It

is decision day for interest rates

but it doesn't look like the

Reserve Bank is going to rock the

boot. They are going to meet with a

regular look at how our economy is

performing and they are predicting

that rates will stay on hold for

now. They are also expecting a

bullish accompanying statement from

the central bank chief Glenn

Stephens who could hint at a rate

rise towards the end of the year.

Something the Reserve Bank will

take into account is the raft of

economic data published yesterday.

The latest ANZ job ad figures show

that the demand for workers is

solid. It was up 2.6% which is 36

higher than a year ago. Monthly

inflation gauge showed an nun

inpolice station at 3% which is at

the top of the Reserve Bank's target but underlying inflation

which the RBA generally looking at

was a more modest 2.3%.

Let's take a check of the market now.

Now to business in brief. Staff

cuts at Macquarie bank become all

the more likely yesterday as we

just reported it worned the first

half profit would be 25% down on

last year's result. A key

shareholder in both Bendigo bank

and the bank of Queensland is

strongly encouraging the boards of

both banks to push ahead with

merger talks. And suffer wear brand

quick silver has warned the market

for its clothes is as bad in

Australia as in Europe and America.

Here is a look at the national

weather picture for you.

Still ahead, the hold film

discovered in the dusty attic. It

captures scenes reminiscent of the

devastation we are seeing from New

Zealand right now but this was man

not Mother Nature reeking havoc. A

new glimpse in the history books

when we return. for weeks. FROM THE

This program is captioned live.

Headlining Ten's early news,

Victoria tease towns are bracing

for more damage. The crisis has now

been elevated to a catastrophic event.

Evacuation orders stand across

several town as levees threaten to

burst at any moment. In a street

after Wangaratta last night, 60

residents were given just ten

minutes to get out. There are these

cracks in the levees. When they

assured us they would hold back a

100 year flood. Across the state,

almost 300 homes have been

inundated with floodwaters. I went

to bed at 11.30. Lenny came in at

1.30 and said there is watter in

the back of the house. One stranded

family had to be rescued by boat.

Never had to do that before but a

bit scary to leaving the house and

not knowing what is going to happen.

Residents in affected communitys

have been doing all they can to

prevent further damage, but the

waters showing no sign of subsiding

and another downpour is forecast.

Never seen it like this before.

This is just amazing. The army

leading the relief effort, also

lending some muscle, premier John

Brumby, but the real cost of

another natural disaster for the

state is yesterday to be revealed.

I did speak to the Prime Minister

yesterday, and the Federal

Government will be working with us

to share the cost of this. It will

be tens of millions of dollars.

Well at long last it looks like we

might find out who our new

government will be today. The three

Independent MPs are ready to cast

their vote after holding final

talks with the party leaders last

night. Are we doing the group hug?

Australia's politicians are

embracing, the mood for change.

This season a important moment in

the history of the Australian

Parliament. What we have is

goodwill. I am delighted that we

have been able to reach an

agreement today. The 22 point

reforms will see more sitting days

for Parliament, while in question

time MPs will have 45 second

elements for a question and 4

minutes to answer. The Speaker will

become independent of their party,

with their vote paired to another

MP. Reforms that will help prevent

a dead heat when voting on

legislation. Unless we got

agreement today on this document,

we were potentially going to be

staring at each other all in a room

and embarrassing the nation. The

Independents held final talks with

Tony Abbott and Julia Gillard

before heading their separate ways

to decide who to annoint Prime Minister.

Speaking privately, they have

expressed growing pessimism of her

chances to form a minority

government but the Independent have

warned against presuming that they

have shut the door on either side

of politics. I think all bets are

on. It seems likely by this evening

only one side will still be smiling.

One of us is coming to an end.

A judge in the Bahamas has

dismissed charges in a case

relating to the death of John

Travolta's son. An ambulance driver

and a politician were accused of

trying to extort money from

Travolta by threatening to release

private information about last

year's death of 16-year-old Jet

Travolta in the holiday home. The

prosecutor said the actor wanted to

put the incident behind him despite

suffering massive stress from it.

Rare colour film footage has been

uncovered in an attic. The images

from 70 years ago show parts of

London bombed beyond recognition

but Londoners determined to carry on.

During the first few hours the

Raiders came boring in, they were

aided by the dim light of a pale aided by the dim light of a pale

waterly quarter moon. So far it is

one of the heaviest raids of many light.

The London blitz was one of the

most infamous of the second world

war. Over 76 nights landmarks were

war. Over 76 nights landmarks were

reduced to rublg and hospital

stations set up in the street. But

the shops remains open and the big

red buses running. Consult the

history books and it is all there

in black and whielt but now a film

has shown it in blazing cover.. Now,

70 years on, has this been found,

gathering dust in the attic. We

knew there was likely to be film

but we didn't know in detail there

was film of war and the

practicalities of day-to-day life

in a city being heavily bombed. We

didn't know any of that existed. We

didn't know there was some

interesting footage of chur chill interesting footage of chur chill

inspecting the troops at hide park

so it was great fun to find it. And

a great privilege to watch it, a a great privilege to watch it, a rare insight into the city

suffering and its people soldiers

on. Now, to the next in our series

of special reports ten years on

from the Sydney limb pibs. Ways the

thin blue line that guided marathon

runners along their 42 kilometre

chase to the finish line. Ali

Donaldson takes a fond look back at

one of the images of the 2000 games.

When you look around the city it is When you look around the city it is

the last remaining visible icon of

the Sydney Olympics. In a few spots

it is still there, you can go and

find the blue line today. That blue

line always reminded us of this

fantastic event ten years ago. It

wound from north Sydney through

senenial park out to Homebush, to

guide the marathon runners along

their chase for gold. For those

living on the line it was the Evra

ent of a life time. We hooked a BBQ

up and sat there and watched the

runners go by. Everyone clapped.

The atmosphere was sensational. It

too came with its share of

controversy. Don't even think of

following the example of a recent

beer commercial, diverting the line

through the back yards is

prohibited. Accourting to RTA tests

at the time, the blue line was only

expected to last until 2004, but expected to last until 2004, but

ten years on it is still left a

very visible footprint across

Sydney It might have been blue

kryptonite. These are the great kryptonite. These are the great

images of Sydney that people would images of Sydney that people would

have seen for the first time t blue

line of the marathon route. I think

they should put it back down, just

to remind us of something that I

think it will take a long time to

come back again. Sports news, and

dane wan's remarkable season

continued last night with a

Collingwood midfielder voted the

most valuable player for 2010. Swan

received 972 votes to out poll Luke

Hodge and three time winner Gary

Ablett. I got a few votes where I

shouldn't have and I was very

fortunate to get a couple of votes

from there. Swan and his mag pie

teammates get to enjoy a week off

before facing Geelong or free

adamant until a preliminary final

The NRL gambling scandal has

escalated with up to six matches

likely to become the subject of a

police task force looking into

irregular betting. Miesmnction

another blow to Manly, Steve Matai

facing a nine wek ses spun shin for

a high shot.

The sea Eagles didn't need this. We

love the way he plays, we love the

attitude and the aggression and

everything he brings but sometimes

he may need to just pick his times

a bit better. Steve Matai added to

the growing unavailable list, an

early guilty plea for the high

tackle will see him miss 7 games.

Jason King may also be ruled out,

he is facing one to two weeks also

for a high tackle. It is going to

be a massive task and we have

players out and it is going to be a big opportunity for some young

blokes coming in. After last year's

collapse the droings are not taking

anything for a granted, Ben Hornby

refusing to touch the coup.

Hopefully this year we are are

coming fresher and we will be able

to say that. The bookies are

confident, they are the firm

favourites to win the premiership

as a joint venture.

Socceroos captain says the new

coach want want to disrupt the side

too much against Poland tomorrow

morning, he plays close to a full

strength side with the nil all

score with swilts land but he said

that will be one or two changes. I that will be one or two changes. I

e think he wants to change one of

the mid feeler, and he is uming and

ahs whether to give another young

guy up front a chance. Orsik has

two more friendlys before the aion

Cup in January.

The Reserve Bank meets to day to

decide what to do about interest

rates. It is expected to keep rates

on hold but a hike by end of the

year remain on the cards. Let's

check in for more on this with

Macquarie private wealth. The

market widely tipping the RBA to

keep them on hold today? That's

right. Basically since we are have

had a rate rising circle early in the year inflationary pressures

have receded and it is expected

that the Reserve Bank will not

change interest rates. Economic change interest rates. Economic growth has certainly picked up and

that is terrific, but it is strong

but not too strong, pretty much

perfect. Until we start seeing

wages growth causing inflation I

don't think the Reserve Bank is don't think the Reserve Bank is

going to move. Certainly with going to move. Certainly with

recent economic growth there has

been a few economists that have

started to waiver. Not us, we are

expecting at the moment there will

be no change today. We had some

numbers out yesterday, job ads and

also so inflation data. What does

that tell us about the state of our

that tell us about the state of our

economy? Well, the economy is very

strong. The inflation data picking

up a little bit but broadly in line

with interest trending up a little

bit but broadly in line with the Reserve Bank's targeted range. That

is not going to cause too many

worries. Employment very strong but

it is a lagging indicator. We are

going to see August figures come

out late their week and it is

expected that there will be a

significant blip largely because of

one-off jobs associated with the

election. Something about 50 or

60,000 on the polling day along.

60,000 on the polling day along.

Overall, it will - the signs are Overall, it will - the signs are that the economy is very, very

strong but as I mentioned earlier

strong but as I mentioned earlier

it is a lagging indicator

employment and until we do start

seeing wages pressure, then it is

seeing wages pressure, then it is

pretty much steady as she goes. It

is pretty good news. Thank you, James.

Our economy has managed to survive

the extended election intact.

Treasurer Wayne Swan has welcomed

the news that standard and poors

has reor firmed Australia's AAA

credit rating. It says there is a

strong political will to bring the

budget back to surplus whoever

eventually wins power. It believes

we have strong support for

conservative public finances.

To the weather info on your screen right now.

We are taking a short break, but

then we have the very latest from

flooded Victoria where the waters

have reached their peak overnight.

A light report from our man on the

scene when the early news supporting an scene when the early news returns. This program is captioned live.

Headlines every 15 minutes on

tern's early nighs. Floodwaters

peak in Victoria threatening more

homes but some residents defy the

evacuation orders. They decide

against all safety advice and stay put.

The finishing line is in sight. The

Independent MPs holding the reigns

in the race to The Lodge say they

are ready to announce who they are backing.

In sport, Bulldogs captain Brad

Johnson announces his retirement

from AFL football effective from season's end.

And in finance, it is D day for

interest rates but it looks like it

is steady as she goes as the

Reserve Bank navigates our economy.

Victoria's water logged towns

remain on high alert this morning

as floodwaters continue to rise.

Alkan Raskall is in Wangaratta in

the State's north-east where some

residents have been ordered to

evacuate. In Wangaratta, clearly

you have the floodwaters are right

behind you there. Can you tell if

they are still rising or easing

back a little there? Certainly

where we are standing it would

appear they are easing slightly but

as you said and as we speak the

residents of Wilson Road are having

a very anxious time there, it is

there that the levee bank has been

weakened and threatening to burst.

If it does bours it will spew 2

metres of water into the street and

affect 60 homes. So many people

have been affected by the

floodwaters, that the Victorian

prem John Brumby is now calling on

the Federal Government to help.

Let's take a listen. I did speak to

the Prime Minister yesterday, the

Federal Government will be working

with us to share the costs of this.

I am not going to put a number on

it but it will be tens of millions

of dollars. Of course, the whole

flood crisis has been declared a

catastrophic event. What does the

rest of the day hold for people?

Well, ron, floodwaters in the

Horsham area are expected to peak

in the next half hour. Concerns too

for Shepparton in the north around

the Wangaratta here in the north-

east and around Bansdale in

Gippsland. With so many people

taking to the water in boats and

canoes, the police have warned they

will be strictlyen forcing maritime

safety rules in the zone.

Thank you very much. Demolition

work has begun in Christchurch has

workers pull down damaged buildings

while health authorities are

worried about the outbreak of

disease. Matt Doran filed this

report just a short time ago. Three

days on from the moment the

disaster struck and Christchurch

really is a city grappling to come

to terms with a new way of life.

Shortly residents will wake to find

a CBD again in look down.

Overnight; soldiers have been on

guard at barricades right around

the per metre of the city ensuring

that it is only rescue workers and

officials who will coming in or out.

Now, we know that some 600 build

vgs been felled, hundreds of

families have now been officially

declared homeless and the relief declared homeless and the relief

centres right across the city are

full and overflowing. Also, just

trickling in the last little while

there have been report from the

hospital of a very serious gastro

outbreak among some residents.

Still, would you believe among all

of this it is relief that is the

prevailing emotion on the streets

here in Christchurch. It is what

has been described as probably the

worst earthquake thats that been

seen in New Zealand in some 80

years, and yet for in the damage

here has within bell and well and

truly tempered by the fact that

what we are dealing with here is

really a bad building count, a

damaged building count and not a body count.

Matt Doran reporting. I am sure you

would agree we have been waiting

long enough and today we should

finally find out which party will

form Australia's next government.

Let's cross live to Canberra. Tash,

it is kind of a daily big question,

who is likely to be the next PM?,

who is it likely to be, it is a

pretty big question and to be

honest with you I don't think there

is a more than a handful of people

who actually know the answer. I

have spoken to some senior liberals

who said in their words I think we

are cactus, and Julia Gillard does

go into this as the favourite.

There is a few reasons for that and

one is that she has 74 seats with

the support of the Greens and and

Independent and Tony Abbott only

has 73. Also, Rob Oakeshott and

Tony Windsor have said they have in

favour of an ETS and a national

broadband scheme. But, the thing

that you have to also keep in mind

is that all three of these

Independent do come from reasonably

conservative electorates so they

are going to have to really

convince the people that put them

in power that they are doing the

right thing if they do back Labor

The other thing that we have to

remember here, ron, is the catter remember here, ron, is the catter

factor. Bob Katter comes from the

seat of Kennedy dlfplt are some

pockets of Labor but as a rule I pockets of Labor but as a rule I

have spoken to some people from my

old stomping ground in North

Queensland who said if he votes Queensland who said if he votes

Labor we will skin him alive. Here

is what he had to say last night. I

will most certainly be in a

position to make a decision

tomorrow morning. Both sides have

had their chances and they have to

go on what they have put forward.

So, at a stretch it could be that

Katter doesn't make a decision at

all. Julia Gillard only needs two

of the MPs to support her to form a

government. We will find out

hopefully this morning. I promise

this is the last time we will be

saying "today is the day". At least

we all agree with you, we don't we all agree with you, we don't

have the faintest idea. Thank you.

Another international Qantas flight

has been plagued by safety fears. A

Boeing 767 bound for the

Philippines had to turn around 3

hours into its flight when pilots

detected a problem with the plane's

antiskid landing gear. The 158

pagers on board were returned

safely to Sydney to catch another

flight. It comes less than a week

after an engine exploded on a

Qantas flight from San Francisco.

Police in New South Wales are

holding a news conference in in the

next half hour as they look for a

missing teenager. 15-year-old Evan missing teenager. 15-year-old Evan

greenwood was last seen yesterday

morning in the snowy mountains.

They are worries because he has a

learning difficulty. Little pick

gold medal list riels rise rise has

been jumped by the face of Jaguar

after she posted a gay clur on

Twitter. They severed all ties with

the swim star. The Queenslander's

tweet came at the end of the

wallabies last gasp win over South

Africa. She has been an ambassador

for Jaguar Australia since the

start of the year.

There is added motivation for

Western Bulldogs against Saturday's

game with captain Brad Johnson says

this will be their last. They are

now hell bent on sending their

skipper off in style. One of the

all time greats, Brad Johnson has

hobbled to the finish line but he

hopes there are three for games

left. My body and certainly my mind

as told me you have done as much as

you can and it is time to move on.

He has been a terrific leader and

people outside the club really have

underestimateed his leadership and

how he has grown into that. His

pending retirement should a provide

a spark for the side which has

limped into the semi-finals. Bar

are hall is free to play on

Saturday night after it was viewed

his strike was nots forful enough

to warrant a report. We will need

him to play 100-odd minutes. If he

feels like he is comfortable and he

can do that, we will probably pull

the trigger on him and play. Or ran

sand lands missed trained yesterday

but the Dockers expect his knee to but the Dockers expect his knee to

recover in time for Friday's

night's match. He has been getting

round the clock physical sew

basically since the incident

occurred, so we are really occurred, so we are really

confident that he will be able to

get up and play. Manly less final

hopes have suffered a blow ahead of

this weekend's must win game

against the Dragons. Centre Steve

Matai has been added to their ever

growing unavailable list. He is

facing up to nine weeks on the

sidelines for his high shot on

Michael Ennis. We love the way he

play, we love the attitude and the

aggression and everything he brings

but sometimes will may need to just,

you know, pick his times a bit

better. He sure does. Prop Jason

King is also facing sus sen spun.

He is looking at one to two weeks.

There are four Aussies at in reach

of the lead of the golf in mass cue

sheets. Jason Day sits two shots

behind the leader, and Adam Scott

and John sen done are snapping at

his heals. Tiger Woods is in a tie

for 16th at nine under. The

tournament is the second leg of the

lucrative Fedex Cup play officerrys.

Kathryn Robinson is back with for

finance. Looks like steady as she

goes for interest rates Yes, it

doesn't look like the Reserve Bank

is about to rock the boat. The

board is meeting today for its

regular look at how our economy is

performing. Economists are widely

predicting rates will stay on hole

at 4.5% for now, but they are also

expecting a bullish accompanying

statement from chief Glenn Stevens

who could hint at a rate rise

towards the end of the year.

Something the Reserve Bank will

take into account at today's

meeting is the raft of economic

data published yesterday. The

latest jobath figures show that

demand for workers remains solid. demand for workers remains solid.

August figures was up by 2.6% which

was 36% higher than a year ago. And

the latest monthly inflation gauge

showed annual inflation at 3% which

is at the top end of the Reserve

Bank's target but underlying

inflation which they focus on was a

more modest 2.3%.

Let's take a check of the markets now

Quite a bit of dampness around our major centres today.

Well, Cat, what is cooking? Well,

Ron, they might be pint size but

they now how to stand the heat. A

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Headlines Ten's early knew,

Victoria's water logged towns are

bracing for more damage as

floodwaters reach their peaks. The

crisis has been elevated to a catastrophic event.

Evacuation orders stand across

several towns of levees threatened

to burst at any moment N a street

in Wangaratta last night, 60

residents were given just ten

minutes to get out. There are these

cracks in the levees. You know when

they assured us they would hold

back a 100 year flood. Across the

state almost 300 homes have been

inundated with floodwaters. I went

to bed at 11.340. Lenny came in at

1.30 and said there is watter in

the back of the house. One stranded

family had to be relation cued by

boat. Never had to do that before,

but it is a bit scary to leaving

the house and not knowing what is going to happen.

Residents in affected communitys

have been doing all they can to

prevent further damage, but the

water is showing no sign of

subsiding, and another downpour is

forecast. Never seen it like this

before. This is just amazing. The

army leading the relief effort,

also lending some muscle premier

John Brumby, but the real cost of

another natural disaster for the

state is yet to be revealed. I did

speak to the Prime Minister last

night. I am not going to put a

number on it but it will be tens of

millions of dollars. Meantime,

parts of southern New South Wales

ravaged by severe storm have been

declared a natural disaster zone.

More than 9,000 homes are still

without power after gale force

winds and torrential rain battered

the area over the weekend. The

affected area stretches from

Wollongong to Eurobodalla on the

coast, and from Tumut to Gundagai inland

The full bredth of Australian life

performing talent was on display

last night. They were recognised

this year at these awards.

David Campbell warpld up the Sydney

Opera House. For this year's awards.

(Sings) # Ten good years

# Ten good years# It is a

celebration of Australia's best

live entertainment and performing

arts, including musicals, operas,

and ballet. Jersey boys very

cleaned up for best musical.

Michaele Banas won an award for her

work in 'Avenue queue'. This is the

first show I have ever done on

stage and they were so good to me

and I am so grateful. And the

Johnny cash musical also took out

an award. Bangara dance celebrated

its 20 years with its best dance,

and Cate Blanchett for smoke and

mirrors. In all 42 awards were

presented to those who do it best live.

They are the pint size cooking

talent turning heads in the chitten.

Junior Masterchef is going to hit

the screens this weekend. No one is

going to believe that these kids

are cooking such amazing food. It

is one thing to be out cooked by

grown up but watching children do

it can be an ego battering

experience. My best dish is my signature dish. These twins have

been cooking since they were four

and have their eye on the prize.

But so does 10-year-old Jack.

Salmon tartar leak and potato soup.

Woah time can I be around? 4 o'clock.

The incredible thing about this is

that the contestants are facing the

same pressures as the grown ups did

yet they are only aged between 8

and 12. They are performing

incredibly well, even when the

recipe calls for broccoli. No one

likes broccoli. What are you going

to do if you to cook with it? I

will cook it. Gary, George and Matt

are back with AnnaGare joining the

panel. It starts this Sunday night.

It will be fun. Staying on if food

theme, I am sure our Masterchef

juniors could teach these guys a

thing or two about the table

manners. Sonia went mouth to mouth

with the hot dog eater. The pet

teet woman wolfed down 112 wings in

two minutes. If you can believe it

she said she was still hungry

afterwards and ate 20 more wings in another contest.

Dane Swan's remarkable season

continued last night with a

Collingwood midfielder voted the

most valuable player for 2010. Swan

received 972 votes to out poll

Hawthorne's Luke Hodge and three

time winner, Gary Ablett. I

probably snuck a few votes where I

shouldn't. I was probably very

fortunate to get a couple of votes.

Swan and his Magpies teammates get

to enjoy a week off before facing

Geelong or Freemantle in a prelimly final.

The natural gambling scandal has

escalated with up to six matches

likely to become the subject of a

police task force looking into

irregular beating. Meantime,

another blow to the Manly sea

Eagles. Steve Matai is facing a

nine week suspension for a high

shot. With five players already out

and doubt over the fitness of two

other players. The sea Eagles

didn't need this. We love the way

he plays. We love the attitude and

the aggression and everything he

brings but sometimes he may need to

pick his time as bit better. Steve

Matai added to the growing

unavailable list, an early guilty

plea for the high tackle will see

him miss seven games. Jason King

may also be ruled out hefplt is

facing one to two weeks also for a

high tackle. It is going to be a

massive task and also we have

players out and it is going to be a

bit opportunity for some young

blokes coming in. After last year's

collapse the Dragons aren't taking

anything for granted, even refusing

to touch the premiership trophy.

Last year we came in a little bit

fatigue, this year we are fresher

and hopefully we will do it on show and hopefully we will do it on show

day. The bookies are confident, the

Red V favourites to win the first

joint venture. Lucas Neill says the joint venture. Lucas Neill says the

new coach wos want to disrupt the

side too much when they play Poland

tomorrow morning. Kneel told world

football knews there will be one or

two changes. I think he wants to

change one of the midfielders,

possibly a central defender, and he

is uming and ah, whether to give

iet young guy up front a chance. iet young guy up front a chance.

Orsik has two more friendlys before

the Asian Cup in January.. The Serb

was rarely troubled against Mardy

Fish, advancing 6, 3, 64, 6, 1..

Djokovic storms into the quarter

finals. The 2008 aun Open champion

will play for position after Gael

Monfees who ousted Gascoigne in

straight sets.

The Reserve Bank meets to day to

decide what to do about interest

rates where it is widely expected

to keep them on hold. For more

let's check in again with James let's check in again with James

rosen berg. Rates on told for now

but what about the rest of the

year? Well, the rest of the year

will really be driven by what

happens particularly in inflation. happens particularly in inflation.

The currency is reasonably stable

at the moment. Reserve Bank is very

concerned about movements in

currency in inflation in particular

and the effect that that has on the

economy. Now, economic growth has

been pretty strong. It has been a

little bit patchy across the

economy but the last data that came

out suggested that it is picking up.

Towards the end of the year we will

probably have a rate rise and maybe

a few comes into next year, but for

the moment for today it is widely

expected that whoever is on the

rate rise button, unlike some, is

still on holidays. That sounds like

a good thing there. Now, we have

had the latest job ad figures out

yesterday and some inflation data.

What does that tell us generally

about the state of our economy?

Well, generally it is pretty good.

In fact, it is pretty much a

Goldilocks check - not too hoot,

not to cold, just rite. It is

patchy as I mentioned earlier but

overall it is trending up, it is

positive for employment, employment

as I mentioned earlier it will have

a bit of a spike in August, largely

because of temporary election

workers but with inflation broodzly

in check it is rattling along

nicely but not too strongly which

is exactly what we want to see.

Thanks James. Thank you. To some

breaking finance news from the

United States, President Obama has

just unveiled plans to spend at

least $55 billion to fire up slug

English economic growth. The money

will be used to expand new US roads,

railways and airports. It comes

with the mid-term congressional

elections ahead but he will face a

tough job to get it passed through Congress.

That is finance to date. Today we

looking out from the housing

outlook from the HIA.

A check of the weather before we go.

Just briefly recapping our top

story on Ten's early news.

Victoria's water logged towns

remain on high alert this morning

but some res deblts defy the evacuation orders.

The finishing line is in sight. The

Independent PMs holding the reigns

to the race to The Lodge say they

are readily to announce who they

are backing. And aftershocks hith

Christchurch while health

authorities are worried about a authorities are worried about a

outbreak of disease. That is it for

the ten early news. I am ron Wilson. the ten early news. I am ron Wilson.

Our next news is at the o'clock Our next news is at the o'clock this morning. And I'm Kathryn

Robinson. Thanks for joining us

today. Have a great morning.

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