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Don't think I can't. (LAUGHS) Boyle's burglar - an intruder in her Scottish home. the singing sensation confronts And meet the iPad - Apple reveals its newest creation. It's Thursday 28 January, 2010. this is Sunrise on Seven. VOICEOVER: Live across Australia, and Melissa Doyle. Now, here's David Koch and welcome to the show. Good morning like you. And it's a big day for tech geeks on Apple Well, there's always such pressure

to come up with the next big thing. They did it with the iPod,

they did it with the iPhone. this morning? Have they done it again We're about to find out.

With the iPad, we are about to

With the iPad, we are about to find

out, I feel like a Frecky or Star

Wars groupie. Aren't you excited.

Were you doing that? I saw that. I

wasn't on camera doing that. Anyone

who is not into

you may well be into this. If you're not into gadgets, a Sunrise exclusive - Later in the show, in southern New South Wales. a baby giraffe has just been born this morning You'll be first to see it when we cross there live. a major health story to bring you But right now, it's good morning to Natalie Barr. and for that, Good morning. around the country More than 4,000 people to see their doctors are being advised

Federal Government's in the wake of the Bowel Cancer Test bungle. and May last year, Between December 2008 almost 500,000 faulty test kits Canberra sent out screening program. as part of a national Now it's been revealed that negative or inconclusive results thousands of people who returned have actually tested positive. Doctors say a positive result a patient has cancer doesn't necessarily mean they have follow-up tests. but it's important to find out Parents can log on this morning against others around the country. how their children's school rates MySchool website The Government's controversial went live earlier this morning. Julia Gillard says While Education Minister it's about improving education, to create league tables. teachers worry it will be used They're threatening to boycott literacy and numeracy tests. upcoming national

in our duty of care to our students We will not be derelict invalidly and in a misleading way and allow their results to be used to create league tables. supports the MySchool website The Federal Opposition to give principals but says it's more important the power to improve standards. proven to be a sound investment Bricks and mortar have again with new figures showing their strongest growth since 2003. house prices recorded Australian Property Monitors says rose just over 12% last year. the average national house price stand-out performer, up 18.5%, Melbourne was the there pushing the average cost of a home for the first time. to more than $500,000 with the national average. Rises in Sydney were in line of the first homeowners scheme Rising interest rates and the end are expected to slow activity remains strong. but the medium- to long-term outlook have appealed for public help Sydney police 12-year-old boy riding his bicycle. to find the driver who ran over a after being struck near his home Visal Um was dragged 20m on Tuesday night. at Canley Vale in Sydney's west his helmet saved his life. Doctors say He still suffered a fractured skull. A severe head injury some more tests and we're having to do to assess the degree of that injury and other injuries. and whether there's any neck The driver didn't stop. The car was a black Toyota Hilux. in Central Queensland today An 18-year-old man will face court and rape of an elderly grandmother. charged over the attempted murder the backyard of her Rockhampton home The 82-year-old was attacked in as she was hanging out the washing. was so badly beaten The woman, who lives alone, recognising her. her family had difficulty What's the world coming to in her own house and be safe? that an old lady can't live

in a critical condition The victim remains and Women's Hospital. in the Royal Brisbane Two people are feared dead collapsed in Belgium. after a 5-storey apartment building

triggered a massive explosion A gas leak around 2:00 on Wednesday morning. 50 people were evacuated the century-old building. as fire tore through

after the initial blast, Several hours

were searching through the rubble rescue workers when part of the facade gave way. 2 people are missing and 20 injured. are among thousands of tourists Almost 200 Australians in southern Peru. stranded by landslides have been killed At least seven people caused flash flooding after heavy rain and triggered mudslides

of Machu Picchu. in and around the Inca ruins are rescuing people by helicopter. Peruvian authorities has had a close call A Gold Coast man after lightning hit a tree flying through his home. and sent part of the trunk The missile landed just a metre was sitting watching the news. from where Craig Mansbridge fair dinkum, It must've been going like a bullet, the side of the wall straight through into the lounge room. and then to come through He was probably within a metre to himself, of coming into some serious damage if not losing his life. was also in the same room. Mr Mansbridge's daughter has overcome a shaky start Roger Federer Grand Slam semifinal. to reach his 23rd consecutive is Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The next assignment for Swiss ace had Federer's measure early Nikolay Davydenko going up a set and a break. eventually found his form But Federer to charge through the remaining three sets. Of course I'm very happy because he's been on an incredible run and to beat a player like him today is fantastic for me. Novak Djokovic was in control against Tsonga

but suffered stomach problems in the fourth set. Tsonga took the match in five sets to gain revenge for his loss to the Serb in the 2008 final. Peter Siddle's back injury will be assessed at training today ahead of tomorrow's fourth one-dayer against Pakistan. If the paceman fails to recover, the Aussies have a more-than-capable replacement in Ryan Harris who claimed five wickets in Adelaide on Tuesday. He deserves his five. He's worked hard to come back from a knee injury and he's a good guy and he deserves the success he got. Shane Watson and Doug Bollinger have been rested for the two matches in Perth. Here's proof our V8 Supercar stars' need for speed isn't confined to the racetrack. Jamie Whincup, Will Davison and Mark Winterbottom have become the first people to legally jet ski into Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina during a promotional visit to the Middle East.

The boys can get their adrenaline hit behind the wheel when the season starts in three weeks. And finally, here's some of the unique commentary stylings of French legend Henri Leconte during Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's win over Novak Djokovic last night. HENRI LECONTE: Yes, baby! (CLAPS) What a shot! Here's hoping Henri's in the commentary box if Tsonga goes all the way to the title.

He is fantastic. Now to Grant and

today's weather,

today's weather,he is by the fire,

just relaxing at the camp? I don't

know why I am behind the fire

know why I am behind the fire when it is about 45 degrees already where

we are but we are using it for loit

purposes because a fantastic

purposes because a fantastic slice of Australian history is what we

have today. We are in the exact

location, I mean the exact location

under the exact tree where Burke and

Wills lost their party and perished.

We are talking about the great

Australian pioneers who carve said a

swathe right up through the centre

of Australia, the first Europeans to

open up the heart of the country,

from the south to the north, came

back and found their colleagues had

left them behind, only a bit of food

and unfortunately, they never made

it out. We are going to retrace

their steps and fine out about the day they ran out of

day they ran out of luck, the great

Australian pioneers, the hisry

involved and how harsh the

involved and how harsh the continent can be. You won't believe how

can be. You won't believe how close they were to making it out with

their lives. Let's look at the

weather bhile we are at it. Sunrise weather for Beacon Lighting. Keep cool this summer with a ceiling fan from Beacon. 30% off your second fan sale on now.

A possible storm for Mount Isa. An afternoon shower for Brisbane. Late showers on the Gold Coast. Showers and an afternoon storm for Tamworth. Rain in Dubbo. Showers in Sydney. An afternoon storm for Canberra. Possible storms for Mildura.

Cloudy with a possible shower for Adelaide. Afternoon showers for Alice Springs and Katherine.

An early shower for Darwin. And in WA, morning drizzle for Albany. A possible afternoon storm for Kalgoorlie.

Now, I must say while we are in such

a fantastic location, it is

a fantastic location, it is honest to be honest, the most uncomfortable

camping experience I have had in my

life. The amount of bugs that are

here, that are inclined to pick up

their thongs and hit you with them.

I don't know how they do it. I like

the way you describe that. Catch you

in half an hour. The country people

are laughing at Grant this are laughing at Grant this morning, " are laughing at Grant this morning,

"City boy." Get into it. Toughen up,

young fellow. Lots of buzz from San Fran this morning over Apple's newest creation.

Our Pete Blasina is there. He's coming up. But next, Thursday's early morning finance report. And which Hollywood stars could be back on? Nelson and Fifi are chewing the fat.

We're always looking for ways to make every new Holden even better. That's why every Barina now comes with an electric sunroof, like the Barina 3-door manual hatch from just $13,990 drive away. See your Holden dealer for better deals on even better Holdens. I'm in from dawn. I'm here till dusk. I'm really listening. I'm on the front foot.

I'm a dog with a bone. I'm cutting red tape. I'm up for it. I'm taking over the bank. I'm the 489th bank manager. I'm all for teaching kids about money. (COINS JANGLE) VOICEOVER: We're backing over 600 local bank managers so you can deal with someone who's in charge. Westpac. I'd like to say I AM Westpac but that's not on there. In finance news:

The Dow is a bit jittery at the

moment because the federal reserve

is going to

is going to announce its interest rate decision in under a minute. If

we get it ina minute we will tell

you and also Obama's State of the

Union address.

All the stocks were down. Rio

All the stocks were down. Rio Tinto taking the biggest hit.

This time yesterday, Craig James was

previewing the latest inflation

figures. They came out yesterday and

he is with us again. Half a per cent

increase in the inflation figure.

What do you reckon? Was it in line

with expectations? Will it affect

the Reserve Bank's decision on

Tuesday? Well, it wasn't a bad

outcome, half of 1 per cent. Of

course if you multiply it by 4 for

the year, you get a 2 per cent of

inflation, the rate yesterday was 2. inflation, the rate yesterday was

2.1 per cent. So that is the bottom

end of the Reserve Bank's target

band. But it was

band. But it was above expectations

but the Reserve Bank strips out the

more volatile issues and looks at

the underlying rate. The under lying

rate is running 3.

rate is running 3.4 per cent

according to the

according to the Reserve Bank. It

wants inflation between 2 and 3 per

cent. The Reserve Bank, for them

nflation is still a bit too high. Of

course, interest rates are still

very low at 3.

very low at 3.75 per cent, it

indicates rates will raise in

February. It doesn't mean to say

each and every month it will lift

interest rates, the problem is

interest rates as the moment are far

too low. Inflation is a bit high so

we need to correct the balance. So

the good betting is on the Reserve

Bank lifting interest rates by a

quarter of 1 per cent next week. We

will catch you tomorrow and over the

next couple of minutes, if we get

the American interest rate decision

we will bring it to you. Catch you

same time tomorrow. Okay, see you. The Sunrise Showbiz Report brought to you by 'New Idea'. For all the latest celebrity news and more.

In Hollywood, most break-ups go pair

shaped and get nasty very quickly but it

but it is good to see a young pair

showing the way and seting a good

example. 20 queer year Taylor Swift

and Joe Jonas who dated briefly in

2008 are proving you can be friendly

with an ex. Let's cross to Hollywood

and Nelson Aspen. They are an an hrelic pair

hrelic pair? I am an expert at young

lover, 20 years old and hope

springing eternal. They had a nasty

break up, Joe reportedly dumped

tailor, because he was interested in

the much older 23-year-old

Brazilian, Camilla Bell. Now he says

he and tailor are reconnected. But

last night, he turned up at the Edge

of Darkness premier, at Man's

Chinese theatre by

Chinese theatre by himself. Since

they broke up, she has dated tiler

Lautner and won a swag of awards.

Could it be he has lost something

good? It mibe friends with benefits.

As for Taylor Lautnor, Rob Lowe got

a private jet and went to the

Indianapolis Colt game. Everybody is

getting over it. Hopefully girl

Taylor doesn't forgive Kanye West as

quickly as Joe Jonas. We have got

some news on Kiefer Sutherland. See

you at seven. Okay. See you. When Apple launches a new product, the whole world pays attention. In the past hour, they revealed the iPad.

Pete's live in San Francisco, next. WOMAN: We make our Mini Babybel cheese from pure milk. It goes into these vats over hed R It goes into these vats over here and then... (CLEARS THROAT) Uh-hm! SONG: # Ba-ba-ba-ba Babybel... # VOICEOVER: Mini Babybel is the healthy snack for kids. It's 100% natural cheese with no added preservatives,

wrapped in wax to lock in the freshness. And it's 98% milk, giving a soft texture and a mild delicious taste kids love. Mini Babybel. Now back to Sunrise with Kochie and Mel.

Now 24 Federal Reserve, the big

central bank in America, news is

through, they kept the official

interest rates where they are,

unchanged, close to

unchanged, close to zero. Can't go

down, people were wundsering if they

would go up but the Fed has said,

the commentary has said they will

stay at a low rate for an extended

period of time. It is not just the

decision, it is the justification

that's really important. They are

quite important words, they will

stay low for an extended period of

time. But is everyone's extended

period of time relative? Gee! Leave

it with me, I'll go. Two years could

be long for me, where you going.

Yes, Kochie. Whatever you want. Here's what you've been looking at on the web.

Another twist in the disappearance of Herman Rockefeller. His Facebook account is still active. 21 new friends have been added since the millionaire was reported missing last Thursday. Cops don't know who's been using his account. Next is the ongoing debate about Tony Abbott's thoughts on girls staying virgins until they're married. Deputy PM Julia Gillard has weighed in on the discussion. But senior Liberals reckon she's not qualified to comment because she doesn't have children. We'll seek some views on that later and you can have your say too on the Soapbox.

She is a woman. She did make a

decision about her own future at one point in time. Finally, the Chinese woman who's going to have cosmetic surgery so she can look like actress Jessica Alba. The 21-year-old wants to win back her ex-boyfriend so she's going under the knife. Would you do it? Tell us.

Doesn't change her pick in

boyfriends. And the MySchool web

site, a lot of parents interested in

this. Launched at midneat. We have

been trying to get on but it is

crash. So a lot of people trying to

find our their details but it is off

line. It is a permanent thing. It is

a big launch for school. They start

in a few hours in a couple of hours,

not much time to make a decision.

Get to the gate, come on, let's go! The IT world is in overdrive with the unveiling of Apple's new tablet computer, the iPad. Pete Blasina, our Gadget Guy, is over in San Francisco for the special launch. Pete, what exactly is it?

How excited should we get some Look,

very excited. I ran out of the

event, only like halfway through to

come and do this cross for you. But

I got to tell you, the announcement

was right at the beginning and

usually the new stuff is announced

way down in the presentation. And

there was a sense of history about

it. I got the same buzz I got when

eight years ago, Steve Jobs held up

the first iPod. This device is

interesting. It is called the iPad.

It sits between an iPhone and a note

book rr, essentially the screen from

a Notebook, 25 centimetres high,

quite big, around the size of an A 4

page. It is only 1.

page. It is only 1.2 centimetre

thin. It does everything you can do

on a notebook and iPhone but it

makes it larger. The screen can

orientate either way. All the

elements there to watch video, read

books and that was the key thing for

me, what it is doing is making

reading, and the publishers are

getting on board, the guys from

New York Times have shown

getting on board, the guys from the New York Times have shown they have

redesigned the way the paper

operates on a device like this. It

is not the web, it is like a

newspaper but you can touch pictures

that turn to video and listen to people in interviews by touching on

it. Fully touch screen, no keerbld.

A virtual keypad. It is a great new

device. Okay! You are going to be

back shortly to tell us more and get

back in the present

back in the presentation so we don't

miss out on anyone. You bet! Thank

you for that, mate, mat that the is

very exciting. Yeah... Amaying. It

could start a whole new batch of

machines that everybody will start

and compete against like smart

phones. I have an image with you

with an old lady wheelie trolley for

you to carry your gadgets. One

becomes obsolete you go to the next. Ahead this hour - what those botched cancer tests could mean for thousands of Australians. Dr Ginny Mansberg will be here in the studio. And Barack Obama prepares for his biggest speech yet. But next, Thursday's news and sport. And Grant Denyer live from The Dig Tree. Did your car insurance company make you pay for assumptions like this when you joined them? There they are, chaps. Let's make some assumptions about them. Well, they all seem to drive a lot. Yes. And park in dangerous places. They'll pay for that. (ALL LAUGH) At Youi, we don't make you pay for assumptions like that. We ask you how you use your car so we can tailor-make a quote for you. It's smarter and it saves you money. Call 13youi or log on to youi.com.au (MEN LAUGH) Good morning. Parents can this morning put their childrens' schools to the test with the Federal Government's controversial MySchool website finally up and running. The site contains information on almost 10,000 State and private schools across the country. The Teachers Union is threatening to boycott upcoming national literacy and numeracy tests over fears the site provides de facto league tables. However, the man behind MySchool says the union's fears are unfounded. They can't construct them directly by anything we provide. You can only search on school names and on schools that are like your school. Professor McGaw says the site will eventually allow parents to track their child's progress. Three families are preparing to sue the Victorian Government, claiming not enough was done to prevent suicides off the West Gate Bridge. One of the families lost their son last year.

He died shortly after a man allegedly threw his daughter from the bridge in a widely reported case that shocked the country. The families claim the State Government didn't put up anti-suicide barriers quickly enough after they were recommended in 2004. This week the Government announced a $20 million upgrade that includes 4m-high steel mesh barriers. Police are searching for a gunman in Melbourne after a man was shot at a smash repair shop in the city's north last night. Police say the 51-year-old man phoned friends

after he was shot in the leg. An ambulance was called but the man died on the way to hospital. It's a heavily industrial area and, unfortunately, due to the time, a lot of the premises were not occupied but we're appealing to anyone who was in the area may have seen or heard anything, if they could contact Crimestoppers. Detectives have scoured the area for clues. Close to 300 Jetstar passengers stranded in Thailand for the last two days are due to arrive home this morning.

They tried twice this week to fly to Sydney from Phuket only to be told their plane had mechanical problems. One passenger is missing an intensive uni course. Frustrated and disappointed and distressed because this has such a huge effect on the next year of my life. The passengers were put up in a hotel for two nights and have been offered a full refund. It's been 1,000 days since British girl Madeleine McCann was abducted from a holiday apartment in Portugal. Maddie's parents say they'll never give up on their little girl and hope the milestone will remind people to keep looking for her. Later today, the McCanns will release 1,000 lanterns into the sky

for every day she's been missing.

Madeleine was almost four years old when she was abducted in May 2007. In finance news: Roger Federer has survived an early onslaught from Nikolay Davydenko to win through to the semifinals of the Australian Open.

Federer lost the opening set and was down a break in the second before reeling off a remarkable 13 straight games to take control of the match. The Swiss maestro prevailed in four sets to reach his 23rd straight Grand Slam semifinal. His next assignment is Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who avenged his loss in the 2008 Oz Open final against Novak Djokovic. The Frenchman prevailed in five sets early this morning. Ryan Harris's 5-wicket haul in Adelaide is likely to see the paceman hold his spot in the Australian side for tomorrow's clash with Pakistan at the WACA. Shane Watson and Doug Bollinger have been rested with their spots likely to be taken by Mitchell Johnson and James Hopes. Willie Mason's stalled NRL career is hanging by a thread after Manly decided against recruiting him yesterday. North Queensland is Mason's last chance of gaining an NRL start but the club remains undecided about offering him a contract.

Cowboys captain Johnathan Thurston is keen for Mason to head to Townsville. Now to Grant and today's weather.

From a special spot, the Dig Tree

and we will catch up with Cedric

later on? You bet you. Don't worry.

We are hundreds of kilometres from

any hotel and field service just to

bring you to this fantastic slice of

Australian history, the place

Australian history, the place where Burke and Wills, unfortunately,

perished. We will show you later.

The local ranger came down, he knew

because he had been watching

Sunrise. We asked him, "

Sunrise. We asked him, "Do many people Sunrise. We asked him, "Do many

people come around here this time of

year." And he said tphaerbgs nup,

too bloody hot." King of the understatement. Sunrise weather for Beacon Lighting. Keep cool this summer with a ceiling fan from Beacon. 30% off your second fan sale on now. Ex-tropical cyclone Olga is building up steam again. And it's still causing heavy rain and storms in the Northern Territory and Queensland tropics. Showers and thunderstorms in parts of New South Wales. And a few storms over WA and southern South Australia. An afternoon storm for Canberra. Cooler and mostly fine tomorrow and Friday. Possible showers for Sunday. Showers for the weekend with a hot one for Saturday. Cooler on Sunday. Remaining fine with a bit of cloud tomorrow. Warmer on Saturday. Cloudy with a possible shower for Adelaide today. Dry and sunny tomorrow and Saturday. An early shower in Darwin.

Remaining hot with afternoon showers tomorrow and Saturday. Storms for Sunday.

So just to refresh your memory, how

do we tell this great Australian

story of the great Australian icons?

Probably the only way we know how, in 30 seconds. In 1860, Australia had no hula hoops and no roads. It sure was boring. Robert Burke and William Wills were so bored the Government asked them to do a fun run from the bottom of Australia to the top and back. It wasn't much fun at all because they died. 20 camels, 18 men, 5,000km.

They stopped here at Cooper Creek. Boy, did they need a rest. Others set up camp while Burke and Wills kept on to be the first Europeans to cross the country and reach the gulf. Yay! Nice one, chaps. Nearly starved, they arrived back at camp but the others had left that very same morning. Why, you impatient scallywags! Burke and Wills were left alone, left hungry, then missed their rescue party by wandering off. Australia's great explorers missed it by that much.

APPLAUSE . Great history lesson. A

history encyclopedia. Love it,

Cedric, you are good. Show you more

in half an hour. We've got thousands

of little kids going to school today

going kwaesz Miss, I know all about

it." And there they are with the

Jatz crackers. They'll stop

believing Uncle Grant's story. Joke

of the day, don't forget, you are

judged by Natalie Ann Barr, if you

get 3 or above you win a TiVo.

Edward Hoople from Queensland sends

in the joke of the day, very cute

and appropriate, "

and appropriate, "A child comes home

from their first day at at school

and mum said, what did you learn

today? And the kid says, not enough,

I have got to go back tomorrow."

Well done, Edward, a TiVo is coming

your way. That is the fourth major

prize this week. 4 out of 4.

Actually the boss was on the phone,

can you stop giving them away. The

seven network is going to go broke.

But we judge on merit. You okay. I

thought you were a bit waxy before.

No just itchy. Go away! Ahead this morning - our property snapshot. Will anyone be able to afford a home?

But next, crunch time for Barack Obama. We're just hours away from his State of the Union. So what's his big plan for America's future? In the next few hours, US President Barack Obama will deliver his first State of the Union address. It's one of the big occasions on America's political calendar and his opportunity to reveal his plans for the future. Our foreign editor, Dr Keith Suter, is with us. Morning, Keith. What are we expecting?

Put us in the picture of

Put us in the picture of the State of the Union. We don't have the

equivalent here. What does it mean?

Under the American Constitution, the

President is required to give a

report on the state of the

Constitution. It is writnen to the

Constitution. The President has no

automatic right to go to Congress,

different to Australia, where

different to Australia, where the Prime Minister is a member of the

lower 'House' and has an office in

the lower house. It is the

equivalent of the Queen going for

the state opening of the British

parliament each year. It is as you

said, one of the big events of the

American political calendar. And a

President, in the beginning, didn't

go at all because they said it

sounds too much like the monarchies

in Great Britain and we got rid of

them. And then in the 20th century

they realised it is a good way to

communicate with the citizens. It

was first broadcast on radio and now

on television and then the Internet.

An important communication tew

marijuanas. Particular re-- for

Americans. Particularly for aboma,

his popularity is waning? Yes, he

came to office with high ratings and

had has gone down. He has got to

reinvent himself as the agent of

change without giving the impression

of going far to the left but at the

same time addressing the sense of

anger within most Americans. They

don't like the President but they

hate the members of Congress even

more. They see it as a gridhoplock,

legislation is not getting through

Congress. Economy and terrorism are

the two big issues he has got to

cover and convince the American

public he is on top of both? Absolutely.

Absolutely. The United States of America now has, as a government,

the largest amount of debt in peace

time in its history. So it is $

time in its history. So it is $1.

time in its history. So it is $1.5

trillion debt this year. He has got

to start reducing the government

debt but at the same time increasing

jobs. He is putting his hope on the

small trading people, the small

businesses, the big corporations,

they don't take on large numbers of

people, you have got to

innovateerate the small business

people to take on people with jobs.

Some tax breaks, probably more Some tax breaks, probably down in

the childcare area as a way of

encouraging small American firms to

take on one or two extra members of

staff. Keith, from your shirt and

tie, you are looking very

presidential, I wonder if he will

take the same fashion tips. Catch

you same time tomorrow. Thank you. , Coming up - Susan Boyle confronts a home intruder. We're live to London. But next, a national health alert. The nervous wait for thousands who had botched screenings for cancer. Hey, that's stunning! But not as stunning as this. Now Hungry Jack's give you a cheeseburger or chicken burger Stunner Deal for the same low price. Just $4.95 for a chicken burger or cheeseburger Stunner Deal. Stunning value for everyone. Only at Hungry Jack's. What if an education system started with the idea you were different? What if you didn't have to fit the system, but could make the system fit you? Open Universities Australia gives you access to courses from leading Australian universities online so you can choose what to study and when. Adelaide through our Jetstar Skycam. A possible shower and 30 degrees today. Thousands of people face a nervous wait because of errors in the Federal Government's bowel cancer testing program. Between December 2008 and May last year, the Health Deparment sent out almost 500,000 faulty screening kits. More than 4,000 people who initially returned negative or inconclusive results were actually positive. But the faulty kits just didn't pick that up. So what does this mean for those people and the testing program?

Sunrise GP Dr Ginni Mansberg is here to explain.

Welcome. Now, Ginni, is this as bad as it sounds?

I am conscious talks cancer testing

mistakes it can cause a bit of

panic, put it in perspective for us. Is it as bad as it looks? Look, on numbers, if you are not talking about the people involved, on numbers it is not terrible. Only numbers it is not terrible. Only 5 per cent of anybody who turns up a positive test has actually got cancer anyway. So 95 rely on them. Yes, they have been tested by the TGA, but the first lot were. Have your faith in the test, do it because 20 per cent of the people who people who actually got the second test both today take it. If row have got one in your study, do it. I did it, not through the government campaign but through a doctor last year. And I was very conscious that bowel cancer is pretty insidious cancer. It is quick, it can be deadly. 12-month difference, if it's wrong, how critical is that? It can be the difference between catching it early when it is contained in the bowel and catching it much later when it has spread outside the bowel or to the liver or somewhere else and it changeatize from a very small -- changes it from a very small

operation to a massive operation. It

is topotentially pity bad. So get

cracking and do it. As we had,

cracking and do it. As we had, 80 per cent have not bothered to take

the second test, that is crazy. We

know how to do it. It is breakfast.

But it is frightening. Take it

seriously. Thank you, Ginni. It was a Big Day Out prank that went badly wrong. Straight ahead - Nuala Hafner with the latest on Flemington's injured racehorses. Also coming up, the big stink over garbage collections. Should they happen just once a fortnight? And Grant Denyer retracing the steps of our Aussie pioneers. VOICEOVER: Need to update your underwear? (GROANS) Ooh! Right now, Target is taking 20% off women's, men's and kids' underwear, socks and hosiery. Update your undies. (GRUNTS) Ooh! Hurry - ends Wednesday.

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For fans of Kiefer Sutherland, like

me, he is in the news, but good

thing, not DU IRCs or mug shots, he

is in the news for cows. Let's cross

to Nelson in Hollywood. Cat sql

Kiefer, it -- cattle and Kiefer,

what is going on? An alleged con

what is going on? An alleged con man has been arrested in California for

staging an e laborate Ponzi scheme

and Kiefer souther

and Kiefer Sutherland is one of his

many victims. It involves cattle

from Mexico. The way I understand

it, Kiefer gave this fellow over $ it, Kiefer gave this fellow over

$500,000, and they would take the

money and import cattle from Mexico into the United States of America as

a profit. It worked for the first

time, within 30 days, Kiefer not

only got his money back, he made

mony off it. A few month later, he

wanted to go doit again and that

time he was out and he was out to

the tune of almost $ the tune of almost $1 million. So

just like the Bernie mad off case,

the infamous Ponzi scheme in New

York last year. The victims may

never recoup their losses so Kiefer

may be out almost a million. Nicolas

Cage is also introuble. They have

got to get very professional advice.

It is not very Jack Bauer. He had a

dress on the other day. He is

Canadian. He is in your family. We

will catch up again tomorrow. House prices soar - the national report card on property values. Good news for some, very bad for others. I can see you, son. Don't think I can't see you! (LAUGHS) Boyle's burglar - the singing sensation confronts an intruder in her Scottish home. And meet the iPad - Apple reveals its newest creation.

It's Thursday January, 2010. Live across Australia, this is Sunrise on Seven. Now, here's David Koch and Melissa Doyle.

I reckon you would be a brave boy

taking on Susan Boyle. Also on the way, a Sunrise exclusive - a baby giraffe has just been born in southern New South Wales. We'll take you there live. But first, it's news time with Nat. Good morning. Parents can at least try to log on this morning to find out how their children's school rates against others around the country. The Government's controversial MySchool website went live earlier this morning but with a technical hitch. While Education Minister Julia Gillard says

it's about improving education,

teachers worry it will be used to create league tables. They're threatening to boycott upcoming national literacy and numeracy tests. We will not be derelict in our duty of care to our students and allow their results to be used invalidly and in a misleading way to create league tables. The Federal Opposition supports the MySchool website

Many Sunrise viewers have complained

this morning it site is not working for them. More than 4,000 people around the country

are being advised to see their doctors in the wake of the Federal Government's Bowel Cancer Test bungle. Between December 2008 and May last year,

Canberra sent out almost 500,000 faulty test kits as part of a national screening program. Now it's been revealed that thousands of people who returned negative or inconclusive results have actually tested positive. Doctors say a positive result doesn't necessarily mean a patient has cancer

but it's important they have follow-up tests. An 18-year-old man will face court in Central Queensland today charged over the attempted murder and rape of an elderly grandmother. The 82-year-old was attacked in the backyard of her Rockhampton home as she was hanging out the washing. The woman, who lives alone, was so badly beaten her family had difficulty recognising her. What's the world coming to that an old lady can't live in her own house and be safe? The victim remains in a critical condition in the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

A young man has been killed after being hit by a car in Sydney's west overnight. The Toyota utility collided with the victim on the M7 at Rooty Hill around 9:30. The force of the impact caved in the front driver's side of the vehicle

and smashed the windscreen. The 20-year-old victim died at the scene. Police have interviewed the driver of the utility. No charges have been laid. Police in Melbourne are searching for a group of intruders who broke in to the stables at Flemington Race Course on Australia Day and let loose more than 20 horses. It happened during the Big Day Out concert. Nuala Hafner joins us now. Nuala, are the horses OK?

Look, Nat, this is really

unfortunate. The injuries are being

described as life-threatening,

potentially. 55,000 were able to go

to Fleming on on Australia Day and

enjoy a great day without incident

but the small handful of people who

didn't even have tickets to event

caused all the damage. As you say,

it happened Tuesday afternoon. It is

believed a group of people climbed

the fence, trying to sneak into the

concert. Whiles on the course

concert. Whiles on the course, they

decided to break into four stables,

including those of Mark cav gnaw,

who trained Shocking. They let 25

horses lose and chased them around,

frightening the horses, panicking,

so they ran into things and hurt

themselves. Report are two fill

so they ran into things and hurt themselves. Report are two fillies

may have broken their pelvises which

means they might have to be put

down. Mark Cavanagh said Shocking is

not a horse that is hurt but the

racing fraternity is handsing it

over to police and there are two

more concerts coming up and there

are worries it might happen again. Thanks, Nuala. A 13-year-old girl has been pulled from the rubble of a collapsed apartment building in Belgium. A gas leak triggered a massive explosion around 2:00 on Wednesday morning. 50 people were evacuated as fire tore through the century-old building. Several hours after the initial blast, rescue workers were searching through the rubble when part of the facade gave way. One person is still missing and 23 injured. Holocaust survivors have returned to Auschwitz to mark 65 years since the liberation of the Nazi death camp. Hundreds of people attended a solemn service and lit candles in memory of the 1.1 million Jews who perished there during World War II. Apple has finally taken the wraps off its highly anticipated tablet computer, the iPad. Apple boss Steve Jobs showed off his latest creation in San Francisco. It can be used to play movies and games, listen to music, surf the web, send emails and read books. It boasts a 25cm screen. It weighs just 1.5 pounds - that is thinner and lighter than any netbook. There's no word yet on when the iPad will be available in Australia or how much it will cost. In finance news - as expected, the US Federal Reserve has left interest rates on hold, hinting they're unlikely to rise in the near future. The announcement has had a positive effect on Wall Street.

It wasn't a cat up a tree, but a rabbit down a hole that firefighters had to rescue in Sydney. The pet was stuck in a sewerage pipe and the problem initially had firies stumped. But they used a dog-catching pole and eventually pulled the rabbit out, much to everyone's relief. Thank you so much! It's all part of the job.

The rabbit is now safely back in its hutch. Roger Federer has shown his championship qualities overnight, coming back from the brink to down Nikolay Davydenko. His next opponent is Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The Russian had Federer's measure early, going up a set and a break. But Federer eventually found his form to charge into his 23rd consecutive Grand Slam semifinal. Of course I'm very happy, because he's been on an incredible run

and to beat a player like him today is fantastic for me. Novak Djokovic was in control against Tsonga but suffered a stomach problem in the fourth set. Tsonga took the match in five sets to gain revenge for his loss to the Serb in the 2008 final. Peter Siddle's back injury will be assessed at training today ahead of tomorrow's fourth one-dayer against Pakistan. If the paceman fails to recover,

the Aussies have a more than capable replacement in Ryan Harris who claimed five wickets in Adelaide on Tuesday. He deserves his five-for. He's worked hard to come back from a knee injury and he's a good guy and he deserves the success he got. Shane Watson and Doug Bollinger have been rested for the two matches in Perth.

Here's proof our V8 Supercar stars' need for speed isn't confined to the racetrack. Jamie Whincup, Will Davison and Mark Winterbottom have become the first people to legally jet ski into Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina during a promotional visit to the Middle East.

The boys can get their adrenaline hit behind the wheel when the season starts in three weeks. And finally, here's some of the unique commentary stylings of Frenchman Henri Leconte during Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's win over Novak Djokovic last night. HENRI LECONTE: Yes, baby! (CLAPS) What a shot!

Woohhoooo! What a shot! Here's hoping Henri's in the commentary box if Tsonga goes all the way to the title.

He just loves his tennis and seeing

a Frenchman win. Jrb let's check

with Grant. Barrette, no comments

about being the fashion police. I no

how ridiculous I look, the

conditions are getting ranceed. Just

to give you an idea, this is our

camera cable, come and check out how

many jumping jack ants are climbing

on the thing. It makes you realise

how tough the conditions were. How

did Burke and Wills open this

country up on foot, Ah! They bite.

150 years ago. Let's get outf here.

Good day for thongs. The top 10 most

poisonous snakes in the world are

based around here. Including the

inland tipan, which with one bite has, inland tipan, which with one bite has,, inland tipan, which with one bite has, inland tipan, which with one bite

has,... Ah! Enough venom to kill 100

people. Look at the crew dancing.

Let's look at the weather. Sunrise weather for Beacon Lighting. Keep cool this summer with a ceiling fan from Beacon. 30% off your second fan sale on now. A possible storm for Mount Isa. An afternoon shower for Brisbane. Late showers on the Gold Coast. Showers and an afternoon storm for Tamworth. Rain in Dubbo. Showers in Sydney. An afternoon storm for Canberra. Possible storms for Mildura. Cloudy with a possible shower for Adelaide. Afternoon showers for Alice Springs and Katherine. An early shower for Darwin. And in WA, morning drizzle for Albany. A possible afternoon storm for Kalgoorlie. Cloudy in Broome.

Now this is the Dig Tree. Wooh!

There is the Cooper Creek behind us.

It is where Burke and Wills came and

parked the aam jort of the horses in

front of this very -- parked the

majority of their horses here and

advanceed to the Gulf of

Carpentaria, the first Europeans to

cross from the south to the north.

When they came back, four months,

the horses were

the horses were too thin and the camp had left. Burke and Wills came

back and realised no-one was here

and thought they had left if dead.

There were diggings in the holes,

which were much larger 150 years

ago, saying the date they set up and

the day they left. The day they got

here, was the same day they left.

They missed them, a

They missed them, a they had a sign

saying here, dig here for basic

flower, sugar and oatmeal, it wasn't

enough to keep them sustained at

lch. They wandered off, a rescue

party eventually came back, they

were only just a couple of

kilometres down the river, giving

the stock some water and green

grass, so they were missed by a

couple of hours. A very tragic end

to Australia's great explorers

to Australia's great explorers but this is the Dig Tree, where they

unfortunately met their peril.

Walking 30 kilometres before passing

away. The Dig Tree, a huge

away. The Dig Tree, a huge piece of

Australian history there. Fantastic

but one thing, forget the thongs, Bu

lpgunston boots. I am upgrading this

afternoon to Blunstone boots. At this time yesterday,

we told you Australia had some of the most unaffordable housing in the world. Today, more evidence

the dream of owning a home may soon be beyond reach. New property data out this morning reveals house prices are soaring, which is good news for some and bad news for others. To talk us through it, let's chat with Andrew Winter from 'Selling Houses Australia' on the Lifestyle Channel. Tell us what the latest figures reveal.

Look the latest reveals something

that is never surprising.

Affordability for first home buyers

concerns them. It has been going on

since the '60s and '70s. Everyone is

worried about getting on the

property ladder. I happen they say

affordability isn't there but there

are still homes young people can

buy, there are still housing

buy, there are still housing stock in the high 100s and the low 200s,

maybe people need to be realistic

with their first expectations, not

expecting a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom

and garage. Which sit

and garage. Which cities have led

the market? Melbourne was up there

with Hobart. I think what you have got to

with Hobart. I think what you have got to realise, what happened in the

end of '0

end of '0 8 and '09, quiteened down

but because it is Australia, those

people will by a hus. They held back

because the nervousness about the

market conditions. They held back

and came back in 2009 in their

droves, fist of all, infirst first

home buyers with all the stimulus,

cragic into the market.

cragic into the market. Some ort

home buyers with all the stimulus, cragic into the market. Some ort of

the results are saying the big

returns are in the middle and upper end of the market.

returns are in the middle and upper end of the market. If the first

homeowners are stimulating the

market it filters through to the

top. The grant has been scaled back.

Do you expect this year to slow

Do you expect this year to slow down from the massive growth of last

year? Um, honestly, I think it will

be a little more steady. Because be a little more steady. Because if

the stimulus has changeed a bit, it

will slow first owners down. The

interest rates are crawling opbit. A

bit of the heat will be taken out.

But it is not a bad thing, as much

as existing homeowners would like

the prices to constantly soar, it

can't happen, as you know, markets

have to readjust. The important

thing is to go nice and steady. The rest of the rest of the world readjusted and we

didn't. Didn't they! We need to take

a pause. Thank you, good to catch

up. Thank you you. Today marks 1,000 days since the disappearance of little Madeleine McCann during a family holiday in Portugal. Despite a massive police hunt and worldwide campaign, there remain no clues. Maddie was about to turn four when she vanished from a ground floor holiday apartment in Pra da Luz. Her parents left her and her brother and sister alone while they dined with friends at a restaurant just 120m away. When they returned, she was gone and the bedroom window was open.

Police aren't sure if the little girl is dead or alive, though throughout their investigations they've named several suspects and have since cleared them all, including Maddie's parents Kate and Gerry. There's much speculation that Portuguese police missed crucial opportunities and evidence with several officers who worked on the case sacked and facing allegations of misconduct. The investigation has now stalled

and the parents continue to face heavy scrutiny with many media reports and two books now alleging they had something to do with their daughter's disappearance. But through all of this, the McCanns have continued their worldwide publicity campaign to find their little girl. And 1,000 days on, they're not giving up. Richard Arnold is our UK correspondent. Richard, good morning. How has today's event been marked? Incredible,

Incredible, just looking at that

package there, it has been indeed

been 1,000 days. It is marketed in

London and 20 locs from here in

London and the United Kingdom to

Portugal and the US, a testament to

the spirit of Maddie's parents of

course, Gerry and Kate, trying to

keep the spirit of Maddie alive and

certainly the search for her up the

news agenda. 1,000

news agenda. 1,000 glowing paper

lanernturns have been launched here

and overseas. As we speak, a

star-studded event is being held in

kensington with the likes of

kensington with the likes of Harry potter and JK roweling attending.

The thing that has been so intriguing

intriguing with this case is just

the speculation the whole time. You

know, I guess, when we all

know, I guess, when we all wish,

everyone was focusing on finding the

girl, the investigation has stalled

ark second book released alleging

her pair hospital something to do

with the disappearance. How does it

say they were involved? Well the

implications are very similar to the first book of course, which was originated by the former originated by the former chief of

police in Portugal. Now of course,

it was stamped all over by the

McCanns, though currently the former

police chief is trying to over turn

the injunction, gagging order which

pr vents him from making further

claims that are reiterated in a

second book, by a Briton, living in

America, and not subject to the

gagging order in Portugal. gagging order in Portugal. The

claims are repeated,

claims are repeated they claim the

police dogs scented a body in the

boot and it is alleged the body was

removed from the apartment and

disposed of. The family are all over

the first book and if anything

amerges from the second book the

McCann's lawyers will be all over it. While we have you there, singer Susan Boyle has found an intruder in her house. What do we know about the incident?

Extraordinary, what a amazing woman,

bless her heart, 1 year on, the most

famous woman in the world, she

stumbled on an intruder in her house

in West Lothian ined Edinburgh, in

Scotland and an intruder was on the

staircase. He has been arrested but

wi do have one of the mo famous women in

women in the world, thanks to the

Internet and YouTube. Yet she

remains unguarded, if you like, as

much as

much as she's being looked after by

the likes of Simon Cowell and his

production after her win on

Britain's got talent or her single

got so big. The security people are

looking after Susan but they weren't

there on the night it counted. Did

you say she is living in a council house? A government-funded house?

Yes. Really? I wasn't sure what it Yes. Really? I wasn't sure what

called in Australia. A local authority house essentially,

authority house essentially, it is

where she lived all her life with

her mother, she stayed true to her

roots, which is why we love Susan,

the Susan Boyle phenomena is

something we can all relate to. But

let's face it, she is now a very

wealthy individual and she needed

help along the way, further back

when we saw laos last year, she had

a few issues coping with the lime

light but he is still essentially

the glurl next door but the next

next door needs to double up with

the security or get a double lock.

Kla feisty lady. I am very well,

thank you, everything is now under

control. And it has been dealt with

by the police and those

by the police and those concerned. I

am a lot calmer than last night,

nothing to urwithy about. He got

quite a scare but more than me,

nobody is pushing me out of my

house, nobody is going anywhere. I

can see you son! Don't think I

can't! I reckon she can look after

herself. An amazing woman. She can

but what is reassuring, she comes

from a great stock ark

from a great stock ark hardy stock

in Scotland and the neighbourhood

are clearly looking after her and

she is very much the girl next door,

who despite making it next door is

keen to stay close to her roots. We

will see how much longter lasts.

Richard Arnold, good to talk to you. 92 Richard Arnold, good to talk to you.

92 thanks, Mel. Apple has peeled back the wraps from its long-awaited tablet computer. It's called the iPad. Apple boss Steve Jobs unveiled the touchscreen device two hours ago. It looks like a large iPhone and can be used to watch movies, store photos and surf the web. And our Pete Blasina was in San Francisco for this morning's announcement. He'll join us from there in our next half hour. Our siblings of sport

brought to you by mini Babybel cheese. 100% natural. 100% delicious. The injury toll is rising at the Australian Open - Rafael Nadal's right knee blew out and Andy Roddick's shoulder gave way, Novak Djokovic is sick. So why are the world's best tennis stars constantly getting injured? The Wilsons are here to answer the question. Bec and Jim, welcome. Now, these guys are getting paid the big bucks. Are they being sooks? Or are they over worked? Bec?

I think they are being sooks, to be

honest. The problem for me with

these tennis playsers we have

watched this week, let's compare it

with 10 or 20 years ago on the

tennis circuit. Okay, it is hot, the

middle of January, the Australian

Open, nothing has chaifrpg. But 10

years ago you did not see masseuses

and physiotherapy coming on to the

court during the game, or

court during the game, or Federer leaving the court if toilet break

and getting called time and not

there. They are getting soft. They

are meant to be elite athletes. The

AFL player, they are always two sets

down when they call a halt to the

game. He likes her tennis? I love my

tennis but an AFL player or Rugby

League player would go, hang on I do

it for 48 weeks a year, I get beaten

up, I do not get the benefit of that

treatment every point. Don't agri.

They are over worked. I can't

understand why they play if 50 weeks

of the year, a couple of weeks off

and back for the first Grand Slam in

January. I know why they do it in

Melbourne for the school holidays,

the Australian Open is too early,

the Australian Open is too early, it should be in March. There is way too

big a gap between the Australian

Open and the French Open. Give time

to get over the niggling injuries,

recharge the batteries and come back

refreshed, I don't think they are

all sooks. I didn't say they are all

sooks. You said they are soft.

During this tournament we have seen

a number of people quitting at

crucial parts of the game and I

crucial parts of the game and I feel it is on the nose and selling the

public short. They need more time

offer. Two good

offer. Two good sides of the

argument, talk tomorrow. Goodbye.

Can they take time off? You can take

a break but effectively you are not

being paid. It is your living and

lifestyle? Kwresz some have back

pay. Something in pay. Something in the bank, the

whole year is planned at the start

of year with the team and

management. They could say no to a

tournament if they decide they

needed rest more than anything. Yes,

take time off. Go without $ take time off. Go without $10

million that month. Hopefully they

might be phoning in and be eligible for our $

for our $10,000 in Sunrise. We can

help them. More tennis players to benefit. And remember, you can enter as many times as you like. Novak!

Phone is ringing, see if anyone

answers yesterday. We have had the

odd answering machine and unanswered

calls. The person, if you share a

name similar to a previous

opposition leader... Then we can be

calling you, there is a hint. Sory I

missed you, leave a message.

Any relation to Mark, Anne Latham?

It is Mel and Kochie here. Klit

worked well, we are on fire. Can

everyone just be home if you enter.

Please answer the phone for a couple

of days if row have entered. Well

done though, you have 1 $ done though, you have 1 done though, you have 1 $10,000. Rfrn And we have three cars to give away too thanks to Fiat.

But your time to enter this one is fast running out. Three people will be driving away in a new Fiat 500C. This is the car to be seen in this summer. Only a limited number will be available in Australia so you'll have a truly exclusive drive and, of course, you'll be protected by all the safety gear that has made Fiat famous. To enter, just head to the Sunrise website and tell us in 50 words or less why you have the worst job in Australia. You also have to upload a photo of yourself.

You have until tomorrow to enter. Three cars, three winners. Ahead this morning - a Sunrise exclusive. We're live to Mogo Zoo in southern New South Wales. A baby giraffe has just been born there and you'll see it.

Mel was the first to receive the

phone call. Anyone that's born gets a a text to Mel. But next - the big stink over garbage collections. Should they happen just once a fortnight? Here come the radio boys.

the My Schools website is up and running. The Government's copped criticism.. with fears the information will be used to unfairly compare schools. Local union rep Penny Gilmour says parents should talk to schools directly.. if they want an accurate picture of what they're about. It's as school holidays are over for kids in New South Wales.. with many to head back to class today. Canberra students get a bit more time off.. more than 60 thous and will go back to schoolnext week. We're urged to have our say.. on plans to upgrade a dangerous part of the Kings Highway.. near Queanbeyan. The road will be shorter and safer.. with 2 extra lanes. There's an information session.. tonight. And we've only got until midnight... to vote for our Raiders in the NRL All Stars team. Alan Tongue.. Dave Shillington.. Terry Campese.. and Joel Monaghan.. are up for selection.Back at 11.

Sunrise brought to you by Jetstar, Australia's low-fares airline now flying to over 40 of the world's most fantastic holiday destinations. Jetstar - low fares, good times. Coming up - the local council that reckons garbage collections should be fortnightly. But first, Nat has the headlines. Good morning. The Federal Government's controversial MySchool website finally launched this morning but then cra