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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. A mum gets her 5-year-old son drunk, but then escapes time in jail. using only her bodyboard. A teenager fights off a shark She'll tell her story live. have their first day at school. Some special triplets Mum and Dad when you go to school? Do you think you going to miss ALL: No. (LAUGHS) Not even a little bit? No.

they? Thaw sound like typical boys, don't

they?. Thaw sound like typical boys, don't

they've overcome. You'll learn the obstacles the 3rd of February, 2010. It's Wednesday, this is Sunrise on Seven. VOICEOVER: Live across Australia,

and Melissa Doyle. Now, here's David Koch

Nothing like a little honesty from

your kids, hey? Hello, and thanks for joining us. A big morning ahead. will join us shortly. The Opposition Leader right around the country, Tony Abbott is front-page news as Liberal leader. after his first day in Parliament We'll talk to him after 6:40.

it's news time with Nat. Right now though, who claimed Police allege an Indian man he was attacked by arsonists while committing insurance fraud. accidentally burnt himself said he was attacked by four men, Last month Jaspreet Singh covered in petrol and set alight near his home in Melbourne's north. He's now charged with making a false report to police and criminal damage. accidentally burnt himself Police believe Mr Singh while torching his car, on insurance. intending to claim $11,000 further fears At the time, the incident sparked about race attacks against Indians. An interstate drug strike $1 million in cannabis plants. has netted nearly along the Tweed River Police swooped on a property in northern New South Wales during a 2-day sting. It does cause psychosis, it destroys families. it does destroy young lives,

It's a gateway drug to heavier use for organised crime. and we know that it's a cash crop In the last three months, than 70,000 marijuana plants drug squads have destroyed more worth $52 million. has led Sydney police Meanwhile, a public tip-off worth of cannabis to seize more than $400,000 in the city's north-west. from a home The drugs were grown in a sophisticated hydroponic system in the shed and main bedroom at a house in Quakers Hill, leaving the resident to sleep in the lounge room. We uncovered that with the help of the community and the Crime Stoppers reports. 224 cannabis plants were found. A 49-year-old woman is helping police with inquiries. A Victorian mother has avoided going to jail, despite getting her 5-year-old son so drunk he couldn't talk. The 33-year-old from Moe gave her child five shots of spirits in July 2008. He was taken to Latrobe Valley hospital in distress

and having trouble walking. He blew 0.09. Prosecutors wanted the mother-of-six sent to jail, but she convinced a magistrate she'd changed her ways. She's been sentenced to five months jail suspended for two years. Secret records have revealed former Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon received substantial payments from a Chinese businesswoman, contradicting his claims there was no financial dealing between the pair. Fairfax newspapers are reporting Helen Liu paid the former Minister $150,000 for his 'political influence'.

Mr Fitzgibbon resigned from Cabinet in June after another conflict of interest involving his brother seeking defence contracts. A who's who of American stars

have re-recorded the song 'We Are The World'

to raise money for Haiti's earthquake victims. Tony Bennett, Enrique Iglesias, Snoop Dogg and the Jonas Brothers were among the famous faces at the same studio where 25 years before the original was recorded for victims of the African famine. # We are the world

# We're saving our own lives # It's

true we make a better day

# Just you and I # The song will premiere during the opening ceremony of this month's Winter Olympics. The AFL hopes public humiliation will stop players staging for free kicks this season.

The practice has been outlawed following a review of the tribunal system with repeat offenders to be fined. It's hoped a wave of negative publicity

will stamp out the practice completely.

That public, I suppose, naming and, I suppose, shaming you could call it of guys that continually stage will come up. And we think that will act as a really strong deterrent. Meantime, Andrew Lovett has taken legal action over his indefinite ban from Saint Kilda. Lovett is being investigated for sexual assault but maintains he's innocent and believes the ban is excessive. North Queensland has kept its slim hopes of an A-League finals berth alive overnight with a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Newcastle at Dairy Farmers Stadium.

Matt Thompson opened the scoring for the Jets but the Fury overcame the deficit thanks to a second-half screamer from Chris Tadrosse. The Fury must win their last two games to be any chance of playing in the finals. Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes are confident they'll continue to dominate the V8 Supercar series in their new Triple Eight Holden. Team Vodafone unveiled the new car yesterday and confirmed that Lowndes will team with Mark Skaife for the endurance races. The Holden Racing Team is busy testing its 2010 car in the heat at Winton ahead of the season opener on February 18. And Gold Coast lifeguard Jamie Mitchell has taken his life in his hands braving some of the biggest waves ever ridden at the infamous 'Jaws' break in Hawaii. Jamie wiped out in the massive surf but lived to tell the tale. Not everyone was as fortunate with one local needing to be rescued by helicopter.

That is incredible. But where Grant

Denyer is, there are no big waves,

never has been, never will be, in

the Northern Territory, great spot.

A magic spot, the Tanami Track, a

short cut if you like to take you to

the north west corner of Australia

into WA. Now, it is an isolated

road, probably the most isolated

road in Australia, if not the world.

It is that remote. We always wanted

to tackle this. I just said isolated

here at 4.

here at 4.30 in the morning as a car

goes past. I am not lying, it is

isolated but we will show you that

but let's look at your morning forecast.

Well, this is probably just as

comfortable as the postie bike, some

sort of hay rake device or

roadf-sweeping thing from 1813. I

don't know how you sat behind on

this, a long, old day. See you soon. Vrn Coming up - the French court case against an entire airline over the Concorde crash. We'll speak to our man in Paris. But next, it's an Aussie-free year. Nelson has the lowdown on this year's Oscars.

Yes, the eager beeveers here are

waiting for the finance news

waiting for the finance news and Wall Street has rallied overnight.

Would you believe this! Sales growth

coming in in big American companies.

They are not building profit just by

cutting costs anymore, consumers

getting out and buying, which the

market is taking a bit of heart from that.

We rebounded quickly because

Reserve Bank took

We rebounded quickly because the Reserve Bank took everyone by

surprise by keeping official

interest rates on hold.

The Aussie dollar has droped to

qougt. The Aussie dollar has droped to

qougt.5 cent but you would expect that. It was decision day yesterday and Australia's central bank left its key interest rate unchanged at 3.75%.

For more we're joined by Savanth Sebastian from CommSec. Morning. Savanth, what were they thinking?

Just checking Liz computer screens

behind him, all clear, more on that

in a moment. What were they

thinking? Kochie it would have been

a very intersing meeting to be a fly

on the wall, if you like.

on the wall, if you like. The Reserve Bank would have been a very

close decision on their part,

whether to raise rates or not. But

it seems they have move said to

it seems they have move said to the interest rate sidepen lines due to

inflation is under check and Chinese

authorities are paring back and

trying to slow the economy and it

has knock on effect for Australia.

They are taking time to assess how

good the economic recovery is before

raising rates. They are seeing the

impact of past rate rising,

particularly when you blokes put up

more than the Reserve Bank has put

up. Yes, we have done part of the

job for them. Thanks. Thankful for

keeping rates on hold this time.

Thanks for that, good spin, Savanth.

Good spin. Thanks The Sunrise Showbiz Report brought to you by 'New Idea'. For all the latest celebrity news and more.

All the buzz in Hollywood is for the

Oscars. Nominees were revealed

yesterday and it it is looks like a

David and gulit show down between

science fiction blockbuster avatar

and the Iraq war drama, the hurt

locker are. But now let's cross to

Nelson Aspen in New York. There are

ten nominees for best motion

picture, more than usual? It has

been years since they have had more

than five nominees. Anne Hathaway

announced them a short time ago. I

don't think it is good idea. I

understand the academy wants to

celebrate a lot of films and do a

lot of blockbusters and more people

will watch, the more we will watch, the more

will watch, the more people will

watch, the ad revenue will go up but

I am concerned too many vote will be split and

split and whoever wins is only a

small percentage and I don't

small percentage and I don't think it is fair. A mixed bag, achb tar

rr, 'The Blind Side', 'District 9',

all so different and then 'An

Education', a small, sweet drama,

'The Hurt Locker', 'Inglourious

Basterds', 'Precious', different

films, 'A Serious Man', 'Up' and an

animated film, up for nes picture

and best animated film and then the

George Clooney Phillip, 'Up In the

Air', something for everyone. I am

concerned there won't be a real land

slide winner. It is a real mixed

bag. When you look at Pixar getting

upper for an animated film it is new

and extraordinary. But one that is

not there is the hangover rr. A

blockbuster at the cinema and it won

a Golden Globes for the best musical

and comedy, how could it get

overlooked? It is tough for comedies

and musicals to excel when it comes

to Oscar time. The Golden Globes

love them because they have a

musical and comedy division but not

the Oscars. Certainly with the

diversity of nominees it could fit

in there, heck! Almost anything

could have fit in, it is such a

mulaugs of genres. Who is your tip?

I can't make a prediction from the

list. That is ten movies that

everyone has got to go and see.

it is tough. My favourite two films everyone has got to go and see. But

were 'Up', but I don't think

could be best picture and bast BA. were 'Up', but I don't think it

So if if I was December if I was

voting I would go for 'Inglourious

Basterds'. Thank you, but we still

have best actor and actress. Usually

those sort of movies, the trailser

the best bit, but hangover rr was

good. It was a comedy but a

beautifully crafted movie. I watched

it, went to see it, thinking here we

go one of

go one of those 'Animal House' movie

but it was a great film. The hibrow,

there are movies we recognise on the

list but there are movies on the

list usually I

list usually I couldn't see. I go

see them because they are nominated.

I love the deep, gritty movie stuff.

Is it why they expened td to ten?

The movie companies are saying, put

ten on because everyone has got to

see five. My tip early, the hurt

locker arech. The awards like the

grit a dramas. It is a war epic.

it is a brilliant filmch it catches grit a dramas. It is a war epic. And

you off guard. I went to see it. Can

you watch the whole thing,

'Inglourious Basterds'. He made me you watch the whole thing, unlike

see that. It is pretty full on but a

good story and a real story

it is happening out there in Iraq. I good story and a real story because

can't believe Nelson didn't have

'Avatar' in the top two. It is

leagues ahead. Obviously, 'Avatar' a

beautifully crafted and mastered

film but the story line is missing.

Just effects? Yes, I think it might

be over looked for that reason.

Crafted? I got to remember

Crafted, yes. Crafted? I got to remember that. in our next half hour. Tony Abbott will join us live The heat is on in Canberra

But straight ahead - its bells. the church banned from ringing found them offensive. We'll tell you why neighbours 50g of carbon pollution. VOICEOVER: Each balloon represents home over a hot summer Air conditioning the average NSW produces thousands of them. Setting your air conditioning at 23 degrees or higher, closing windows and blinds on hot days, and only cooling areas you're using, and reduce carbon pollution. Find out what you can do in your world.

# Just you and me

# There's a choice we're making # More than 70 stars have rerecorded 'We Are The World'. this time it's for Haiti.

Just a little taste.

# A choice we're making

# We're saving our own lives.

# We're saving our own lives. But from the snippets sounds as good as

the original but without Kenny

Rogers and Paul Simon. I didn't

realise no-one was allowed from the

original. It was just the new guys,

all producing the album. This is the

original, 45 years old, would

original, 45 years old, would you believe. The new version will be

played on 12 February in the US.

There you go. You happy? Anything to

help Haiti. I would have liked to

have seen Kenny. They got $ have seen Kenny. They got $60

million if the Ethopian famine last

time and they hope to double it. Let's see what you're clicking on this morning. Most viewed on Yahoo7. is the new baby boy for James Packer and his wife Erica. We'll have more on Jackson Lloyd Packer later this morning. Also being clicked, is the church banned from ringing its bells because the neighbours complained. The Greek Orthodox Church in Marrickville, Sydney has installed new electric bells. They ring for 10 to 15 seconds, at 73 decibels, at 7:30 on Sunday mornings and at weddings and funerals.

To compare, a quiet suburban neighbourhood is 40 to 50 decibels. A jackhammer is 90 to 100. They replaced the old manual bells with the electronic ones because the elderly bell ringers were having trouble climbing the bell tower. We'll try to talk to the priest at the church later this morning. But in the meantime, have your say. Is there anything wrong with church bells on a Sunday morning?

No! In an area where you bought a

how near a church? You kind of

expect there might be Churchie

noises. Next minute people on a road

will be saying, tlrz cars and it is

so noisy. A great sound, church

bells. You don't hear it very often

a great thing. Someone is getting

married or celebrating hot was an

amazing life. Finally, most clicked this morning - the story of the Macquarie Banker busted for looking at photos of Miranda Kerr.

He did it during a live interview here on Seven about interest rates.

Yes, Martin Lakos giving us the

latest figures so to speak. There is

David sent through... David, you

know him. Talking to a call eenl

there. Obviously talking about rises

of some sort of description. The

photos from 'GQ' magazine, yes, I

might go back to my spread sheet.

These are the Fotsisoes? Thanks for

showing them. They are arty, some

flash photographer would have found

them. I don't know if anyone. I am

sure the bank is sitting around the

computer wondering if it is

offensive. I think it is hilarious

when he turns around. Was it

legitimate or one of his mates bet

him to to do it or someone sent them

at the time. It was an interest rate

decision, it was an exceptional. At

that particular time. You ready?

Hello! Sprung! You can just read his mind, "

mind, "Oh! No." But don't forget,

the decision was pretty unexciting,

let's move on. Exactly, during the

live cross. One thing, he is

thorough, gone through the entire

file photo by photo, not just the

first one. They are Thoreau. It is

being dealt with internally. There

you go. We're live to Paris soon as the trial begins over the Concorde crash. Also coming up, why a mum escaped jail for getting her 5-year-old drunk. But next, your overnight news and sport and Grant Denyer from the heart of Australia. Duane Strauss back shortly with more traffic. Good morning. The battle over climate change is once again heating up, with the Rudd Government re-introducing its failed emissions trading scheme legislation to parliament late last night. The bill was voted down by the Senate in December. Tony Abbott's promised the Coalition's new direct-action scheme will cost less and won't drive up electricity or food prices. The Government is calling the Opposition's alternative policy a con job. The Opposition Leader's a climate change con job. is nothing more than It does less, it costs more and it will mean higher taxes. Mr Abbott has not revealed details

about his planned penalties for polluters who increase emissions.

Police allege an Indian man who claimed he was attacked by arsonists accidentally burnt himself while committing insurance fraud. Jaspreet Singh said he was attacked by four men, covered in petrol and set alight near his home in Melbourne's north.

Laz month. He's now charged with making a false report to police and criminal damage. Police believe Mr Singh accidentally burnt himself while torching his car, intending to claim $11,000 on insurance. At the time, the incident sparked further fears about race attacks against Indians. Police in Adelaide's northern suburbs are searching for two hit men and their driver after a suspected bikie-related shooting. A car was sprayed with bullets, injuring the 32-year-old driver. He'd just arrived at his employer's house in Salisbury Downs - the employer is believed to be a former member of the Finks bikie gang. Bang, bang and then a break and then bang, bang, bang. This is not random where somebody has just gone down the street and decided to shoot somebody. The employer has been taken away for questioning. The getaway car - a stolen Holden Commodore, was found burnt out a few streets away. Authorities in China have launched an emergency crackdown after tainted milk products somehow managed to find their way back onto supermarket shelves. In 2008 at least 6 children died and 300,000 others became sick after drinking milk contaminated with the chemical melamine. Chinese authorities allege that some of the milk pulled during the original scandal

has simply been repackaged.

If it feels like ground

If it feels like ground-hog day, it

is because it is. And the US can expect winter to last a little longer if the country's most famous furry forecaster is to be believed. Following the century-old Groundhog Day tradition Punxsutawney Phil was pulled from hibernation and saw his shadow. Six more weeks of winter it will be.

People shouldn't be too concerned though, records show Phil is right only 40% of the time. In finance news: Willie Mason's NRL future should become a whole lot clearer today Mason, who has been training with sacked Rooster Jake Friend to maintain fitness, met with North Queensland coach Neil Henry last night. The Cowboys board will meet this morning to decide whether to offer Mason a contract. Newcastle Knights officials are also meeting today to discuss recruiting the former international. North Queensland remains in the hunt for a spot in the A-League finals after coming from a goal down to beat Newcastle 2-1 in Townsville overnight. Chris Tadrosse secured maximum points for the Fury with a classy volley 10 minutes from full time. Controversial centre Quade Cooper is set to be cleared

to return to the Queensland Reds' line-up today. Cooper has undergone counselling since being charged with burglary in December. The 2010 Super 14 season was launched in Sydney yesterday with officials promising a return to attacking rugby. Now to Grant and today's weather.

We sure are. Tilmouth Well is

We sure are. Tilmouth Well is what it is called. Welcome to Tilmouth.

All of it. It pumps. It is beautiful

when it is the last roadhouse for

1,000 Ks. Tan mine track, we are on

the edge and about to embark on

1,000 krks west to the nort west of

the country. The last bit of serves

before hand so we are enjoying

before hand so we are enjoying our shower before we go and topping up

with fuel. Tough country here, one

of the touchest roads in Australia

and lm the world, the tan mine

track. It is like modern track. It is like

track. It is like pioneering. But we

found outside in the region, the

local tribes are warring so it is a

lit strange from the for a boy from

the east to deal with. But it

the east to deal with. But it is our

last slice of civilisation as we

embark and look at your weather this

morning. A low is generating rain across western Queensland, north-western New South Wales and north-eastern South Australia.

Moist easterly winds on the southern Queensland and northern New South Wales coasts are causing showers.

Troughs are causing storms in southern parts of South Australia and Western Australia. Showers continuing tomorrow and until the end of the week. Showers again tomorrow with the chance of a storm.

Check this out for local sites. It

is something we saw along the way

and we will see plenty more of and

not a lot of people. A termite

mound. I have never seen one so

mound. I have never seen one so big

in my life. It

in my life. It is 20 to 30 feet

high, it is massive. Basically, they

are houses for termite if you like,

they build it to live safe from

predators and build the mud on the

outside. They are like an iceberg.

Almost as much below the ground as

there is above. They are huge! If

you kind of wondering what they are

made of... It is it's do, do.

Termite do, do? Yes. They kind of

big, and Gargantuan and you are in

ah and you got to remember what they

are made of. Lot of termites and got

the trots. The things we are

learning, Grant. Thanks, Dr Carl.

Thank you. Thank you, Grant, see you

at 7. Joke of the day, don't forget,

ladies and gentlemen, your joke will

be judged by one Natalie Barr. If

receive a score above 3, you win a

TiVo so send them in. Jan Brophy

sends in today' joke of the day, a

married couple went to the hospital

to have their baby dliver. Upon

Arrival the doctor said they are

testing new high-tech machine that could

testing new high-tech machine that

could transfer a portion of the

labour pain to the father. He asked

if they were interested

if they were interested and they said yes. He set it at 10 per cent,

explaining 10 per cent wood the most

pain he would have experience. But

as it went on, he said he felt fine

so they put it up to 20 per cent.

The father felt fine. The doctor was

amazed. Check the Bledisloe Cup of

the da-- blood pressure of the

father, and he was fine. Set up to

50 per cent. Wife was delighted

because her pain was being reduced.

He was feeling so good, and asked

the doctor to put it up to 100 per

cent, they got home, the postman was

dead on the porch. Just

dead on the porch. Squeaks in. There you dead on the porch. Squeaks in. There

you go, Jan, a TiVo coming your way. Coming up - the triplets who beat the odds as babies.

An appropriate segue? They are

there, along with the postman, just joking. We're there for their first day at school. But straight ahead - the battle over climate change. Tony Abbott will join us live. Sydney through the Jetstar Skycam. A few showers and 27 degrees. The line has been drawn in Canberra on climate change. The Coalition has come up with its new policy - vowing to plant 20 million trees by 2020. An emissions reduction fund would also be set up offering incentives to big polluters to change their ways. Tony Abbott says his plan is cheaper and simpler than the Government's. And the Opposition Leader joins us now. Mr Abbott, good morning. Ian Lowe from the Australian Conservation Foundation says your plan effectively accepts disastrous climate change by only reducing emissions by 5%. Is he right?

Well, the government's plan only

reduces emissions by 5 per cent.

That's the commitment we have made.

That's the commitment the government

has made. No-one has any plans to do

anymore than that. The government's

plan though,

plan though, says, starting at 5 per

cent, going to 25 per cent if there

is a worldwide trend to go further

so we would follow in Australia.

Would you do that? Yes, we would

Mel, but that is a very, very very

big if. We saw the Copenhagen

conference, which even Ross Garnaut

said it was a fiasco. I think the

chances of the rest of the world agreeing on

agreeing on binding schemes for

enforceable rucks that people

thought in Copenhagen, in this

post-Copenhagen world, the chances

are almost non-existent, I fear.

Okay, as I said, first day of the

school year for you guys, back in

Canberra yesterday, the typical banter, the Prime Minister said it

is wort remembering that you once called climate change " called climate change "absolute crap" called climate change "absolute

crap". Do you still think that? Or

are you a beliefer now in climate

change and man's humenen fluence?

This was the Prime Minister's light

banter in the parliament. Exactly

right, Kochie. Look, you know, I am

not as evangelical about this as

not as evangelical about this as the Prime Minister. I am not as

thelogical about this as some

people. But I think this is the only

planet we have got. We have got to

look after it. And yes, we should

try to reduce emissions and improve

the environment. And that's what the

policy I released yesterday is

designed to do. Only without Mr

Rudd's great big new tax. Do you

think we should take a lead, I often

wonder why we have to wait for the

rest of the world to do something,

given we live in an amazing country

that is clean and has a vast number

of natural resources? If we can

meaningfully and effectbly give a

lead, fine. But the trouble is

lead, fine. But the trouble is we

can eliminate our emissions

overnight and unless the Chinese rb

Indians and Americans did pretty

much the same thing, it

much the same thing, it wouldn't

make a scrap of difference. That was

always the problem with the trophy

Mr Rudd wanted to take to

Copenhagen. It would have ended up

damaging Australia without helping

the environment. In the absence of

agreement from the other big

emitters. That didn't come

emitters. That didn't come forward at Copenhagen and plainly rb isn't

go to come forward any time soon.

Look, just me putting my finance hat

on, you say

on, you

on, you ETS, emission-traying

scheme, is a tax on the country.

Your policy I think is terrific

because it encourages solar power

and subsidies for that. But

basically, instead of the big

emitters, paying for the pollution,

you are bringing it back to us as

taxpayers because your scheme is

going to be funded out of the

federal budget which is basically

our taxes. Two points, Kochie. The

first is if the so-called

first is if the so-call polluters

pay, we pay because those so-called pollute rrz the

pollute rrz the people who keep the

lights on and we pay the bills.

That's the first point I make. The

second point I make, the $

second point I make, the $3.

second point I make, the $3.2

billion we are proposing to spend,

sure, it is a lot of money. But the government spent $

government spent $3 billion on bink government spent $3 billion on government spent $3 billion on pink

bats. The government spent $

bats. The government spent $17

billion on school hauls. If this as

the Prime Minister said, the

greatest moral challenge of our

time, surely it is

time, surely it is not too much to find $ find $3.

find $3.2 billion to spend on it on

the budget. Widening the issue now

we have an opportunity to chat rb we

have Sporting Bet saying bet sg

firming with you at the helm.

firming with you at the helm. Why do you think you are more popular as

leader than Malcolm Turnbull? I am

not taking anything for granted Mel,

this is the very beginning of the

year. So look, I am not claiming

that I am God' gift to politics and

let's just wait and see what

happens. What are you going to fight

the election on? What are the

issues? The big issue is always

going to be pressure on family

bunlts. So the economic? Always.

That's the big issue. What we have

got to do is produce a more

productive economy so all is

productive economy so all is less

pressure on family budgets. We escaped an interest rate escaped an

escaped interest rate rise

yesterday, which is good but I fear

we have got a lot more coming down

the pipeline because of the debt and

deficit the government has run up.

So that is going to be the problem.

Not really. The reason interest rate

are going up is because the economy

is doing so well. We have done

better than most other countries in

the world, thanks to Peter

Costello's reign and the budget

surpluses of the previous

government. That is a very fair

point but obviously, if you have got

the government out there borrowing up to $

up to $2 billion a week, that's

going to put upward pressure on

interest rates. It is not the only

factor operating in the market, I

accept that Kochie but it does put

upward pressure on rate. Good to

talk to you, thank you for your

time. I look forward to more of

these conversations. So do we. Coming up -

the parents fighting against a mobile phone tower near their school. But is science on their side? Also ahead - Claudia Karvan turns action hero. She'll join us live. And speaking of movies we'll walk you through the Oscar nominations, right after this. VOICEOVER: You need MBF because of someone. Someone hasn't been to the dentist since they were in school. And because someone waxed the floor without telling you. Luckily, MBF provides great-value cover for the things you need most, In this corner, the heavyweight champ, Oh, yeah. Look at those moves! And gums too! The whole mouth is clean! Bacteria down for the count. Colgate 360 ActiFlex. Teeth, tongue, cheeks and gums for a whole mouth clean. Red Rooster. in a freshly baked sourdough bun, the new Wild Barramundi Burger. It's gotta be red. VOICEOVER: You need MBF so you can claim immediately, because MBF will waive the waiting periods

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Back to Sunrise, with Kochie and

Mel. The great debate is on about

church bells, Tristan lives behind

the church she said, "

the church she said, "I live there

and the residents, I was one of the

resident complaining. We are not

stopping ringing all the bells, just

the new ones, the electron bells

haven't been sound proofed or

approved by council, they just got

the big noise The church that

changed the bells to electronic ones

and the neighbors reckon they are

louder. So much so, she said they

can't hear the TV. Hang on a second,

we didn't know that was the case!

But then Tina said, "

But then Tina said, "I think people

will always find something to

complain about. My husband dlivthers

paper every morning and one lady

didn't want them home delivered

because the noise of them landing on

the grass was too noisy." Wouldn't

that thud just send

that thud just send shivers up your

spine. Time for us to move on. Time

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We have got four and a half weeks

until the Oscars but with nomnames

revealed a few hours, we have got

lots to discuss. We are going to

cross to Nelson Aspen in New York,

we have gone

we have gone through the best motion

pictures now straightp to act snrz

As much as the early indication was

that this would be a George Clooney

year, I think it is going to be a

two-man race. The nominees:

If any previous indication is the

way to go, I think it might be Jeff

Bridges and Jeremy Renner duking it

out for the title. I totally agree,

I think it will go to Jeff

I think it will go to Jeff but Jeremy Renner, I think he is a dark

horse and we will see more of him?

He is fantastb. The hurt locker are

rr is leading along with 'Avatar'. Best rr is leading along with 'Avatar'.

Best supporting actor, Matt Damon,

the ladies will be happy? Yes he is

in there for 'Invictus'.

My pick, he took it home in previous

awards, Chistoph Waltz

awards, Chistoph Waltz for 'Inglourious Basterds'. They won SAG

and Golden Globes, are the Oscars

becoming predictable, what we have

seen in the Golden Globes and the

SAGs, is it going to happen on

Oscars night. It is very comtoon get

what I say is award-show fatigued by

the time March 7 roles around, I am

the only person left who hasn't got

a gong! They are giving out awards

left and right. But it builds

momentum. People start to think

about it, even Oscar voters are

sheep, followers, they think Sandra

Bullock won for this, I better give

it to her for that. And it

it to her for that. And it develops

a life of itown. But with ten

nomnaigs we are in for a surprise

somewhere. Speaking of Sandra

Bullock, we will go through the

ladies later in the show. You got

it. See you soon. Up soon - should a mum have escaped jail for getting her 5-year-old son drunk? And the teenager who fought off a shark, with only a bodyboard. She'll join us live. But in a moment - the first day of the trial over the Air France Concorde crash, back in 2000. We'll speak to our man in Paris. And Nat has the rest of this morning's news. And Grant with the weather from the desert's edge.

Just because you're big, you don't always have to act like it. All the strength of a big bank with the soul of a small. Dangerous cocktail - A mum gets her 5-year-old son drunk, but then escapes time in jail. Escaping the jaws - A teenager fights off a shark, using only her bodyboard.

She'll tell her story live. And too noisy. The church banned from ringing its bells. It's Wednesday, 3rd February, 2010. Live across Australia this is Sunrise on Seven. Now, here's David Koch and Melissa Doyle.

And later this hour - Claudia Karvan shows off some moves from her action film role. She'll be with us in the studio. Right now it's time for Wednesday's news. Here's Nat. Good morning. Police in two States have conducted a cross-border drug raid, netting nearly $1 million in cannabis plants. The 2-day sting was timed to destroy the marijuana

before the crop was ready to sell on the streets. Which is our property that we're looking at? Hidden beneath sheds and dense bush along the Tweed River is a serious drug operation. For two days police have been weeding out nearly $1 million worth of cannabis, striking before the crop was ready to harvest. It does cause psychosis, it does destroy young lives, it destroys families. It's a gateway drug to heavier use and we know that it's a cash crop for organised crime. There's bunches more where that came from. In the last three months drug squads have destroyed more than 70,000 marijuana plants worth $52 million. I think the importance here is we're taking it and we're seizing it and we're getting it off the streets. They're not your average house plants. Thanks to a public tip-off

police seized 224 cannabis plants from this house in Sydney's north-west. We uncovered that with the help of the community and the Crime Stoppers reports.

and the Crime Stoppers reports. The drugs were grown on a sophisticated hydroponic system in the shed and main bedroom. Police say the 49-year-old resident slept in the living room.

People view marijuana as a soft drug. It's important that they get the message that it's not a soft drug. Opposition leader Tony Abbott has defended his position on climate change. The Rudd Government has labelled him a climate sceptic

as it reintroduces its emissions trading scheme legislation to parliament for the third time. I think this is the only planet we've got, we've got to look after it

and yes we should try to reduce emissions

and improve the environment. Tony Abbott's promised

the Coalition's new direct action scheme will cost less and won't drive up electricity or food prices. But the Government's calling the policy a con job. A Sydney man is in a serious condition after a violent stabbing in the city's west. Police believe the 33-year-old was involved in an argument before he was stabbed in the chest at Lakemba around 9:30 last night. The incident may have been a domestic dispute. A decade after the Air France Concorde disaster in Paris cost 113 lives, 5 people and an entire airline are before courts to answer for the crash. Our reporter Chris Reason has more from Paris. Chris, what's the basis of the prosecution's case

, The Concorde was going over piece

of metal shard rr,

of metal shard rr a Continental

Airlines DC 10. They are taking

Continental and employees to court.

They are charging two other

They are charging two other employees from Concorde and an air

safety investigator, charged with

involuntary manslaughter. A serious

case. It will take four

case. It will take four month to

hear the trial and they expect a

verdict by the end of the year. What

sort of sentences will be given out

if there are guilty verdicts? They

are looking at are looking

are looking Fife years for each

are looking Fife years for each employee and financial for the

airline. It amount to sever

hundred,000 for Continental, if they

are found guilty they are spending

many more times that amount on their

defence today. Rrn It will be a lean year for Australia at this year's Academy Awards. Only three locals have received nominations and for the first time in a decade we have none in the acting categories. Two films - including the fantasy epic 'Avatar' have dominated, with nine nominations each. And they couldn't be more different.

Ladies and gentlemen, you are not in

Kansas anymore! One is a big-budget

science fiction fantasy, almost

everyone has seen. The other is a

small-budget war drama hardly anyone has seen.

has seen. But 'Avatar' grabbed 9

nominations this morning including

best picture and so did the hurt

locker are. The best picture is

locker are. The best picture is a

race between er rr and 'Avatar'.

Jaim Cameron is a best director

nomnay. His competition includes the hurt

hurt locker's mism It

hurt locker's mism It is such a

compliment to everyone who worked on

the movie. They face an expand field

of 10 films. They face 'District 9',

and 'Up'. 'The Blind Side' score

admild surprise in rounding out the

best picture field but there is

little surprise that Sandra Bullock is in the best is in the best actor race. The

awards handed out March 7. A worker at Macquarie Bank will have some explaining to do to his bosses today after being caught out yesterday during a live cross with Seven's Chris Bath. While analyst Martin Lakos was talking about the Reserve Bank's decision to keep interest rates on hold a co-worker in the background was downloading saucy pictures. In a statement Macquarie Bank says it takes matters such as the unacceptable use of technology extremely seriously.

The AFL hopes public humiliation will stop players staging for free kicks this season. The practice has been outlawed following a review of the tribunal system with repeat offenders to be fined. It's hoped a wave of negative publicity

will stamp out the practice completely. That public, I suppose, naming and, I suppose, shaming you could call it of guys that continually stage will come up.

And we think that will act as a really strong deterrent. Meantime, Andrew Lovett has taken legal action over his indefinite ban from St Kilda. Lovett is being investigated for sexual assault but maintains he's innocent and believes the ban is excessive. Cricket officials will meet with Victoria police today to discuss increasing security measures

for Friday's Twenty20 clash with Pakistan. Authorities are desperate to avoid a repeat of Sunday's ground invasion at the WACA

with up to 70,000 fans expected at the MCG.

It would be sad if aeroever became a

country where the fans were fenced

off from the cricket and hopefully

that never comes about. Recalled paceman Shaun Tait is keen to make an impression after an up-and-down summer. North Queensland has kept its slim hopes of an A-League finals berth alive overnight with a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Newcastle

at Dairy Farmers Stadium. The Fury overcame the deficit thanks to a second half screamer from Chris Tadrosse. North Queensland must win its last two games to be any chance of playing in the finals. And Gold Coast lifeguard Jamie Mitchell has taken his life in his hands braving some of the biggest waves ever ridden

at the infamous 'Jaws' break in Hawaii. Jamie wiped out in the massive surf but lived to tell the tale. Not everyone was unscathed

with one local needing to be rescued by helicopter.

Grant got this e-mail we need to

talk about. Andrew is on his way up

your direction and he needs to know

the condition of the Pleny highway,

can you help him out am Plenty of

bumps. Don't you worry about that.

It is not graded after the heavy

rent rain, it is almost grown over

with grass, it is that green, which

is unbelievable considering overly

couple of years ago they got 3mm for

the year, you get it in an hour in

Sydney and Brisbane. The water is

gone, is a couple of shallow-water

crossings but you will be fine. Not

a problem. Apart from the great

drives one of the reasons I

decidesed to come back to Sunrise

was the people you meet along the

way, that make the experience

special. This is my trusty Akubra.

When we were rained out in bird bur

we got to meet a local Aboriginal

stockman called Storming Norman. As

tough as the land is hard but a very

funny man. He gave me his hat pin

from his Akubra, he had from a boy,

a flying blue bird and his favourite saying, which is, "

saying, which is, "Whatever." And

is a big fan of Kochie and I said, " is a big fan of Kochie and I said,

saying, which is, "Whatever." And he is a big fan of Kochie and I said

Kochie doesn't wear pant under the

desk and he said, "

desk and he said, "Waufrb whatever.

I wish he had given me the back of

the pin so it doesn't jab in my

head, but whatever! Rain periods in Bourke.

The other thing that is famous

around these parts in Tilmouth Well,

is that right? Yes, that's right. Is

the local indigenous art. There are

a couple of community around here rb

their art is of such exswrizt

standard, their paintings have gone

for up to $

for up to $120 thun rr each. Did a

sale not long ago that went for sale not long ago that went for over $ sale not long ago that went for over

$5 million. The way you can tell

really good Aboriginal art is the

sizing of the dot painting stuff.

The geometry and the spacing and the

exact replication of every dot. Here

they are flawless, beautiful stuff.

This is bush tomato. Gorgeous. That

is beautiful. So colourful. Catch

you at the bottom

you at the bottomm of the hour. Now to the outcome of a shocking court case.

A Victorian mother, who got her 5-year-old son drunk, has escaped jail time.

That's despite police prosecutors saying the boy was the victim of appalling abuse.

For the record rb Sunrise has decide

not to name the mum for the sake of

the kids. Seven reporter Andrew Lund was in court yesterday to hear the magistrate hand down his decision. And we're also joined by former Children's Magistrate, Barbara Holborow. Thanks for your time.

To you first, Andrew. How did the boy get drunk?

Well, good morning. Kochie. Well, good morning. Kochie. The

boy's 33-year-old mum, as you said,

fed him copious amount of alcohol,

she gave him Grappa, an Italian e

Lexer with an alcohol content of

Lexer with an alcohol content of 40 per cent. The boy's father called

emergency services. They arrived to

find him disorientated,

find him disorientated, and struggling to walk and talk. He

struggling to walk and talk. He was taken to hospital where he

taken to hospital where he blew 0. taken to hospital where he blew 0.0

9, it appalled police which

described the case as serial child

abuse. The boy's mother was a

chronic alcoholic and was on a sus chronic alcoholic and was on a

suspended sentence where he she left

children alone, unattended to go

drinking with a friend. The police

were told, told the magistrate she

had her second chance and deserveed to go

to go to jail. On the surface it

seems simple, the mum broke the law

and should go to jail, but obviously

the magistrate decided there were

extentuating circumstances? There

were a couple, but a couple were she

hasn't had a tipple since September

and the magistrate decided it was

enough reason to give her another

go. She has had a young child since the

the incident and has broken up with

the child's father so obviously

there was an issue of care there for

the baby. Like I said, the main one

that swayed the magistrate, she was

changing her life. She convined him

she was ready to give it a go and

ready to get off the alcohol. He

decided it was good enough reason to

go against what police were

recommending, which is jail

recommending, which is jail time.

Barbara, for us looking from the

outside, we would say here is

another magistrate going soft, the

mother deserves to be in the

slammer, what do you think of the

decision? I think the magistrate was

right. The time to punish her

right. The time to punish her was at the time, two years ago, not now.

You see, you have got to take into

account the bonding of her

account the bonding of her with the

little fellow. It becomes grey and

you have got to have the best

interests of that little fellow. He

is the one going to be punished by

removing mum. She has made the

effort, now on a suspended sentence,

it is too late, it should have been

done two years ago, if you want to

jail her. But she was already on a

suspended sentence when she was

charged. Does this make a joke

charged. Does this make a joke of

suspended sentences? When they can

sort of be over turned like this

some Yes, it does. It does, but it

is two years too late, Kochie. It

should have been done two years ago.

Is this the problem with the system?

It is just taking too long to get

through? That we have got to make

the judgments a whole lot quicker

for the sake of the children as

well? Well, I don't understand two years.

years. It just seems

years. It just seems radiculto me

that it would take two years to

bring it on. It was lost before it

got to court, surely. She is off the

drink since September? Do you

drink since September? Do you reckon we can trust her to say in that

state. He is on a suspended sentence

again, I would keep my fingers

crossed. Alright, thank you to you both. Good to

both. Good to see you, Barbara.

Thanks, Kochie. If you love the beach, this next story is going to send shivers down your spine. Lydia Ward was swimming off Oreti Beach,

on the South Island of New Zealand when she was attacked by a shark. But the brave 14-year-old managed to fight it off. So exactly what happened? Lydia and her mum Fiona join us now. Thanks for your time. Lydia, tell us what happened - you were swimming and you accidentally stepped on the shark?

Yes, my brother and I were boogie

boarding and I brushed my foot on

something so I tried to staif afloat

so it would move away with the

current but when I did put my foot

back down I brushed it again and I

looked back at my brother's face

looked back at my brother's face and

saw he was completely shocked so I

looked to my side and saw a massive

grey body attached to my leg. When

you first stepped on it, you didn't

know what it was? Did you? Yes, I

was trying to say to myself it was a

piece of driftwood or something like

that. Where did it bite you? How

badly? Um, just on my right hip but luckily I was wear

luckily I was wear agwet suit. Those

are the marks on the wet suit. Wow!

Now, I just have two small puncture

marks on my right hip. Gosh! Tell me

what you did? You whacked it

attacked it your bodyboard? Yes, I

knew it was the right thing to do,

since I have read a book about it

and magazine articles usually and some of the

some of the things I read. Wow! You

read the right book. Fiona, tell us,

you were heading back up the beach

and calling to the kids to get out

of the water. Did you realise what

had happened? You must have been

terrified when you heard the word." Shark."

terrified when you heard the word."

Shark."? Um, I didn't realise what

was happening at all. Lydia,

normally you see on movies, people

getting out of the water screaming

and in hysteria but she wasn't like

that at all. She came up the beach

and looked a bit shaken and said, "

and looked a bit shaken and said, "I

have just been attacked by a shark."

have just been attacked by a shark have just been attacked by a shark."

And for the start my husband and I

didn't believe it because she was

quite calm and then she showed us

the wetsuit and couldn't believe it.

Those things you don't hear

Those things you don't hear happening at Oreti Beach. Was there

still people swimming in the water?

The beach was really busy that night

so there was lots of people about. I

bet you started screaming and

warning everyone else, they

panicked? Not really, but the beach

is a long beach and the people are spread out. So we

spread out. So we got to look if

there was a surf patrol and I don't

think there was, so they only work

on the weekends. We did the next

best thing and rang the police and

they sent a patrol car out to warn

people and it is the best we could

do at the time. What a terrifying

experience. Lydia, all the best, I

am glad you are okay. Hang on to the

wetsuit as a bit of a

wetsuit as a bit of a trophy. Thank

wetsuit as a bit of a trophy. Thank you for talking to us. Thanks for

your time. Thank you. They breed

them tough across the Ditch. Now we've received lots of emails on the church bell debate. The Greek Orthodox Church in Marrickville, Sydney has installed new electric bells. They ring for 10 to 15 seconds at 73 decibels, at 7:30 on Sunday mornings and at weddings and funerals. Tristan Hanlon emailed us about her concerns.

Her home backs onto the church. She joins us now. Welcome, Tristan. Now why do you want the electric bells banned?

Top of the morning to you. About two

years ago, I think they actually

probable installed them. They are, I

was lying on my couch, watching TV,

watching Sunrise when they first

went off. It was so loud, I couldn't

hear you guys speak. Well! That's

good enough for us. Hang on, but the

new electronic ones replacing the

old bells, are they a lot louder.

They are about 35 decibels above

what they are allowed to be for want

of a better term. They are not

replacing the existing bells, they

are still there and the church has

are still there and the church has been since the last council meeting,

the end of November has been using

them, which is fine and great, we

love those bells, just

love those bells, just not the new

ones. So you are not against church

bells it is just these new fan

dangled ones are noisier than the

old ones? They were noisier and

pretty awful to listen to, I have to

say. We actually, the

say. We actually, the church

actually put them in without putting

a DA through the council,

a DA through the council, which as far as we are concerned as residents

is illegal, should have done

environmental studies and seen what

we thought as residents. Sorry, the

resident took about a year of

complaining and obviously, I am not

the only one. There is a concerned

group of over 20 of us, I think, who

put into contribute to

put into contribute to a an acousic

report as well as solicitor to take

our case to the council meeting.

Thank you for filling us in on that.

Really appreciate your time this

morning. No problem. Have a good day. It's been a rocky time for Australian swimming. Head coach Alan Thompson's shock redundancy last week upset the waters.

But swimming star Stephanie Rice says the tide has turned and things are back on track. Let's bring in Bec and Jim Wilson.

Welcome, guys.

Jim can Australian swimming be rescued?

Yes, it can. I think certainly the

first step in the right direction is

putting Leigh naoujant in as head

coach. There was time for a change.

Spliting the two roles between a

high-performance director, deciding

where the funds will be spent in the

sport and having Leigh as the actual nuts and bolts

nuts and bolts head coach is a good

move. It can be rescued. It has been

an horrendous 18 month for the

sport, Nick D'Arcy, the swimsuits

and now the redundancy. They need

stability. ? Bottom line, it is our

most winning sport. So the spot

light shine very harshly on

Australian swimming. The moment

there appears to be a chink in the armour we jump

armour we jump up and go, my god,

swimming is at an end. But

performance wise

performance wise we are at the top,

a we have had a few retirements,

Libby Trickett, Grant Hackett but

the new swimmers are amazing. Let's

not over look the fact, behind the

screens there are issues with

coaching but the kids themselves are

still performing at the elite

still performing at the elite level

very well. Commonwealth games do we

lower our expectation? No, we win

400 medalsch We win everything.

Everyone who represents Australia

but come on, it is Mickey Mouse. It

is Delhi. Jimmy! No it is behind the

8 ball as far as logistics go. They

are a thing of the past. The real

test each year, the swimming

test each year, the swimming seesise

the world championships but the big

test is London 2012. The Brits are

coming, funding thrown at the

support in London and America. Our

superiorty has been challenged. The

medalerize split among the nations

rather than us being a dominant

force. London will be the

force. London will be the real

litmus test. Bring it on. I want to

take you to task on another debate.

Huge in the United Kingdom. England

and Chelsea soccer captain John

Terry, broken the biggest unwritten

law in sport, starting messing

around with a team-mate's wife.

Should he be

Should he be sacked? It is a story

that keeps giving for a

that keeps giving for a sports

journalist. Is his name John Terry

or John Cary? Get on with it. The

other interesting part, his wife, is

in fact, BE friends with the woman

involved in this affair. So it is a

very sworded or tryst that has been

going on. The other thing is he has

got some history. I don't know

whether they can take a guy like

this into a country this into a this into this into World

this into World Cup with such great

expectations dm to SA, take him and

expect him to be hugely suggest

sesful. He will go. But can he

captthen team? Well, Capello, the

coach will have to make the call. We

are five month out of the World Cup

and they are a fancy. Is it too

destabilising to throw him out. What a love

a love rat. Cut to the chase. He is!

He has got history too. Form?

According to the British newspapers

who always know, he has got some

serious form. Fair dinkum, Julie

Andrews from the Sound of Music.

Wouldn't you love to be on Fleet

Street at the moment. Thank you, St

Bec. Let the girls sort it out, I

reckon. Far outside!

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