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(generated from captions) Missed opportunity. just a handful of tax reforms The Rudd Government picks other recommendations. and ignores 100 it should have introduced. This morning, the no-brainers Thorpedo comeback. about to dive back into the pool Is our greatest Olympian

for the London Games? And flamin' heck!

Ichb 1965, at the regatta Hotel in

Brisbane, I won a chook raffal. --

between drinks. raffle, it has been a long time

the Gold Logie. Ray Meagher takes home here's Kochie and Mel. Now live from Melbourne, to our Logies breakfast. Hello and welcome Riverside to wrap up last night. We're at the Crown Promenade will join us live. Alf from 'Home and Away'

It was terrific,

It was terrific,ant if? So deserved.

A great win. hits and misses We'll look at the fashion and go behind the scenes.

You are my wing woman, seriously.

Didn't they look gorgeous. You will

see Mel's video diary as she

prepared for her special night. For

my mate, it was a choice between

television or tax, he chose tax mism

I regret it. Half an hour in, we had

three and a half hours of the lockup

to go and I thought, "

to go and I thought, "I missed the

Logies for this." Were you

on the door saying, "

on the door saying, "Let me out." We Logies for this." Were you banging

are really glad you were there

because you will bring us a comp

review. rehence frb review of the tax

has beaten the field The sentimental favourite coveted Gold Logie award. to take out this year's won the honour 'Home and Away' actor Ray Meagher stalwart, Alf Stewart. after 22 years of playing Summer Bay and however they voted, Whoever voted or by the public generally, to be honoured be it by your peers and very rewarding. that's very humbling

Most Popular Actress Rebecca Gibney won in 'Packed to the Rafters'. for her work his long-awaited tax reforms Kevin Rudd's struggling to sell a new levy on mining. with the Opposition vowing to block for major changes to superannuation. The money will be needed to pay

has the latest from Canberra. Political reporter Alex Hart then the hard sell First comes the big announcement, is never easy. and selling tax reforms in the middle of a media blitz, The Prime Minister's of addressing the nation including the rare step on Seven's 'Sunday Night' program. has taken action on tax reform So, today, the Government

to keep Government finances strong, of the Australian economy to protect the future and small businesses and to make sure Australian families get their fair share.

a live studio audience's reaction. The pollie-graph tracked compulsory superannuation to 12%, They loved his plans to increase as does the industry. will retire better off Millions of Australians as a consequence of this decision.

a new tax to pay for it Slugging the mining industry was also quite popular. and mining companies But the Opposition are digging in for a fight. has been a tax grab, not tax reform. The Government's response to Henry not a tax cut. It's been a tax fiddle, 138 recommendations, In fact, of the Henry tax review's only a handful have been adopted, leading to some criticism. Of course, we welcome tax reform much further. but we wanted to see it go in coming weeks and months. More announcements are expected simplification of the tax process The big one will be the file a tax return won't have to. so that people who don't want to Queensland Raceways insists west of Brisbane is safe its Willowbank track weekend crashes. after two serious in hospital A female driver has been treated the track at the Ipswich 300. after her Mini Cooper ran off as Saturday's spectacular crash. It happened on the same bend Two fans were injured walked away unhurt. and the driver, Kain Magro, is in Louisiana to see first hand US president Barack Obama by an oil-rig explosion the damage caused in the Gulf of Mexico. the affected area today He's expected to fly over his helicopter grounded. but fierce winds are keeping Authorities have now banned in the area, commercial and recreational fishing

for BP to help clean-up their mess. forcing fishermen to line-up to work

has been thrown a lifeline Greece's crippled economy with a $200 billion bailout package. and European Union The International Monetary Fund in return for sharp spending cuts. have agreed to lend Greece the money and this financial help, Through this mechanism and this financial help, Through this mechanism from the international market Greece will be shielded to put its house in order. s and will be able We will follow this road to be able to save the country. because this is the only road

Under the 3-year loan, cut and defence spending minimised. taxes will be increased, salaries

Big question is, will they deliver

or will they keep cooking the books? Finance now.

The Dow Jones closed down 159 ahead

of the decision to bail Greece out,

a bit of uncertainty there. has finally released The Rudd Government the Henry tax review. There are 138 recommendations fairer and simpler. to make the current tax system are being adopted by the Government. But only a handful of those Craig James is at CommSec. What do you think, Craig?

Well, I think the big mistake we

have got is we are calling it

reform. It is effectively three

measures which have changes had the

resource rent tax, superannuation

levy and the cut tax rate. We can

criticise it on those grounds. It is

not reform, just a couple of

tinkering at the edges. But the

other major criticism, it is taking

so long for the measures to come

into place, it takes three years for

the company tax rate to start to

come through and four years for the

superannuation guarantee to come

down. The process will not be

completed until the year 2019, 2020,

retired? by that time, I think I will be

by that time, I think I will be

retired?! Mate, if you are retired,

I hate to think about me. The only

good thing for me, they have

increaseed the age you can receive

super from 70 to 75, my memory will

Beretts. be shot. Time for sport now with

Fremantle has all but ended the finals hopes of West Coast after claiming the Western Derby by 38 points at Subiaco Oval. The Eagles led by 23 points in the second term but a run of 11 unanswered goals from the Dockers killed off the contest. Geelong fans received further good news following yesterday's 108-point mauling of Richmond with Joel Selwood set to shun a lucrative Gold Coast offer and stick with the Cats. Now for Gary. Israel Folau's expected defection from the NRL has placed him in representative exile with Jamie Lyon preferred in the centres for Friday's Test against New Zealand in Melbourne. Melbourne's Cooper Cronk was selected at halfback in the absence of injured number seven, Jonathan Thurston. Dragons prop Michael Weyman is the only debutant in the 17-man squad. A monumental blunder from Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has Chelsea in the box seat to claim the English Premier League title. Gerrard's failed back-pass gifted Didier Drogba the opener in the Blues 2-0 win this morning. Manchester United downed Sunderland 1-0 to stay within a point of Chelsea, with one match to play. Jorge Lorenzo has moved to the top of the MotoGP championship after leading home a local 1-2 at the Spanish GP overnight. Lorenzo took the chequered flag ahead of compatriot Dani Pedrosa, with Valentino Rossi in third. Casey Stoner finished fifth.

We often talk how Grant Denyer gets

around but has he done it this

morning, bulla Vern aka. He is in

Fiji. Good morning to you, I could

be the only bloke, maybe just a

touch happier than Ray Meagher

because I am in Fiji. To inspire you

this week why it is such a great

location, all because Jetstar this

week should land their 50 million

gtd passenger and this is one of

their brand new premium

international destinations. Part of

Fiji tourism and Jetstar have

brought us here. If you have been

here before in the past, you should

see it now. If you haven't been

before, we will show you why you

should come. We are here at the

InterContinental a golf revort sw

spa when chis simply Hmmm! Having a Sunrise weather brought to you by Bendigo Bank. Supporting community footy.

That beach right behind us, one of

the top 25 beaches in the world. We

are on the Coral Coast in Fiji,

Natondola here, the problem is you

have to run through those guys to

get to it. Friendly faces, bulla!

Bulla! Strewth, wasn't expecting

that. It is a good beach. Okay.

Friendly. Half your luck. I bet you

are disappointed you missed the tax

review though! Gees! Yes, see, he

has got no idea. He is speechless. I

bet he can't blow a fog ring this morning. Still to come - our wish list for tax reform. Why we need more than the half-baked stuff the Government announced yesterday.

You didn't like it, did you? I was

expecting a bit of vision and

leadership. I was expecting some direction. But in a moment, what we liked about the Logies. We'll look back at the hosting, the entertainment, and the winners. ('SOMETIMES' BY MIAMI HORROR PLAYS) Put the call out. $30 now gets you unlimited SMS to any five friends on any network. Plus, choose the 3G Optus U1200 for a low $49. Save $50. Or this Nokia 2730 with 2-megapixel camera for just $99. So now you and your crew can choose to live life without limits. Only at your local Optus 'yes' shop. (FRENCH SONG PLAYS) When compared to an ordinary deodorant, new Rexona Crystal's best ever formulation gives you our best ever protection against white marks. And the TV Week Gold Logie goes to.... ..Ray Meagher (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) After years of waiting, Ray Meagher finally gets the recognition he deserves. As Alf from 'Home and Away' would say, "It's about flamin' time". Ray will join us live later this morning.

And his accept pgs speech is one of

the highlights. There wasn't a

single flamen' in there. I was

waiting and wondering. He spoke like

Alf though. So well deserved. Back to host the Logies for the 19th time was the one and only Bert Newton. And there were special guest stars from overseas, as always. So who were the hits and misses from the big night? Media commentator Melissa Hoyer joins us now. Good morning.

I have left a string of false

eyelashes in my wake. Ray, a great

choice for gold. A sentimental

choice but well deserved. Even

Rebecca would have thought, " Rebecca would have thought, "It is

your turn, you should have it Ray."

When it was announce said, it was

such a happy room, everyone went

wow! Exactly what we are seeing now,

everyone was standing up and excited

apart from Sean. So well deserved.

22 years later. People may not

realise the effort he puts into all

those young kids that go

those young kids that go through 'Home & Away' to help them. They

just rave about him. He is such a

nice man and a humble man and you

are right, it was special. He came and said, "

and said, "Look at these kids, they

are the stars of the future." He is

so nuturing. It made it a happier

night because he took home the gold

am Other big winners? Hugh Sheridan

She was thrilled and running around

the after party with the Logie,

Rebecca Gibney and 'MasterChef'

Rebecca Gibney and 'MasterChef' and 'Better Homes and Gardens'. Nothing

unexpected. Most of the winners we thought, "

thought, "Okay, they are going to do

it." I don't think anyone was upset

by any of the wins at all. Great to

see B egrt back, where he belongs. It see B egrt back, where he belongs.

Atize like his spirtual home, you

think you are meant to be on a a

stage. At the end of the night, he

said I wanted to do more. He

said I wanted to do more. He wasn't in the show the whole time. He in the show the whole time. He said, " in the show the whole time. He said,

"I would have been knitting out the

back because I wanted to be doing

more." We will remember that for

next year. Yes, knitting. What did

you think of the rest of the show,

it was really well done and

entertaining. Twaum seamless, -- it

was seamless, not too try hard. It

looked good, it was sleek, it had

all the elements to make it a nice

memorable show. Memorable moment

from this year's Logies, the ones we

remember? K.d. Lang doing

Hallelujah. The room was spell

bound. It was like you were at, even

just looking at her, she was so into

that song as she always is. It that song as she always is. It was

just a really beautiful moment and

celt a nice tone for the whole celt a nice tone for the whole night

mism We are very lucky she has

performed on us a number of times

singing that song and it is just

special. She always sings in bare

feet, I love it. Soop It was the

fashion highlight of the night. The

comfeest girl in the room.

Absolutely. Thank you for being

here. An absolute pleasure. On the way, how much influence should the PM's wife have over Government policy? And your ticket to the Logies after-party antics.

I didn't go to the after party, I

was tucked up in bed. But next, your chance to win big prizes for your mum for Mother's Day.

And should older drivers have 'S plates' on their cars to warn other road users?

This is for you. What age! Have your say when Sunrise continues live from Melbourne. the Barina 3-door manual hatch with a zippy 1.6-litre engine, bonus ABS and alloy wheels is just $13,990 driveaway. See your Holden dealer today. Go better. after eating and drinking. Let's see how they like this. This sort of feeling. (GIGGLES) Just like Daddy's hugs. The Kleenex Silk Touch difference. You have to feel it to believe it.

When we need a car, we call Redspot

car rentals. No funny business, just

serious car rentals with no hidden

extras. Gee they are a success

story, Redspot. There is a finance

angle here? A small Aussie company,

a family company, started out with

two cars to give a bit of

competition, all the rest of them

are overseas mobs, did so well. Love

a good small business story. Too right. Bert Newton in fine form as the host of the Logies.

The Rudd Government's response to

the Henry review of the tax system

is the most viewed story, according

to David Kochie. And "disappointing" seems to be the common theme of the newspaper editorials. The 'Australian' says the Henry review offered a path to a simpler tax system. But the Government feared a backlash, and went after mining companies instead. The 'Sydney Morning Herald' says Kevin Rudd so no to more than 100 recommendations. Kochie, you've accused the Government of wimping out.

There it is. Baby, the Henry review.

Get into that. 1,000 pages of tax.

Does it replace the big wad of the

Tax Act? Or is it added to. The

problem is it was meant to shrink

the Tax Act and make it bigger and

easier and kraunger well, woopy do!

There are 138 recommendations for a

better tax system. They announce

three that could have been announced

next week in the budget. They were

budget issues. I was looking for the

big vision, the blue print, the plan

says, "

says, "Thank you very much, Henry

and Australia's best tax brains.

Here is the blue print going

forward. They got narcy with me in

the lock up with saying you whimped

out. They said you

out. They said you got to understand

the finances are a very delicate

balance. I said all the

recommendations like the 12 per cent

increase for superan increase for superannuation

contribution, we get there in 2020,

I will be dead by then. Let's hope

not. So far into the feature he

could have done some blue print into

the future. Also, on behalf

the future. Also, on behalf of Western Australia, I have bring up

the big grab for mining tax,

attacking the industry propping up

the whole country. The mineralerize

for Australia, not just for Western

Australia. We know, it is why we

share. They are part of the country.

I think they do a bit of mining in

Queensland too. We will read this

later. Mother's Day is coming, you

can put a ribbon around it and give

it to your mum. -J I slept well last

night. Mother's Day is nearly here. So Myer are giving you the chance to win something great for Mum. Today, they've teamed with Nintendo for the ultimate prize pack. Give Mum her own personal trainer with Wii Fit Plus.

I am not sure how well it would go

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can design her own workout. I reckon it is dangerous. If you are game,

you can make it a big Mother's Day. There's also the new Nintendo DSI XL to win. It's got larger screens and games already installed. To enter, head to the Sunrise website and tell us what you love most about your mum.

Say she already looked supremely fit

trim and gorgeous and it is just to

maintain. I can imagine, where my

mother would stick it, I would be running. Later this morning, how the Government could have really reformed the tax system. And do graffiti vandals deserve to be paid to clean-up their work? But next, this morning's news. And Grant with the weather from Fiji. (SINGS TO THE TUNE OF 'WHAT ABOUT ME') # What about me? # It isn't fair # I never crash 'cause I drive with care # Look at her! # Parked on the kerb # And she gets the same as I did # What about me? # RECORDED VOICE: (ON PHONE) I'm sorry. Did you say 'wasabi'? For yes... VOICEOVER: At AAMI, you'll always speak to a real person. SONG: # Lucky you're with AAMI. # ..is where you'll find it. Up soon, Australia's own first lady. Should the PM's wife help formulate Government policy? Plus, who behaved, and who didn't at the Logies after party? Your ticket to the celebrations is coming up. The Opposition is vowing to block a massive new tax on mining needed to pay for major changes to superannuation under the Henry review. The Government's response to Henry has been a tax grab, not tax reform. The Rudd Government has also been criticised for only adopting a handful of the 138 recommendations. The biggest change is a plan to increase compulsory superannuation to 12%. That will add $108,000 to the entitlements of a worker who's aged 30 now. 'Packed to the Rafters' and a Channel 7 stalwart were the big winners at this year's Logie Awards. The popular drama continued its winning trend, winning three trophies. But the night belonged to 'Home and Away' veteran Ray Meagher. After 22 years on 'Home and Away', the actor known as Alf Stewart was crowned most Popular TV Personality. These things have never meant much to me over the years, really, mainly because I've never held one. (LAUGHTER) The Seven Network scooped the night's prize pool, taking home eight Logies. The Hume Highway south of Sydney was blocked for more than eight hours last night following a head-on crash. A car towing a trailer lost control at Sutton Forest, colliding with a Ford Falcon travelling in the opposite direction. Both drivers and four passengers were rushed to hospital. One of the drivers is in a critical condition. A contra-flow lane was eventually set-up just before midnight. The Hume Highway was reopened in both directions a couple of hours later. Organisers at Queensland Raceways are defending their safety record after two serious crashes in as many days. A female driver has been treated in hospital after her Mini Cooper ran off the track at the Ipswich 300. It happened on the same bend as Saturday's spectacular accident. In any normal circumstance, and above a normal circumstance, the track does its job of protecting the patrons. This would be the safest track in Australia. Two fans were injured in Saturday's crash. The driver walked away unhurt. Police in Perth have charged a man over a double murder. Firefighters discovered two bodies in a burnt-out car

after being called to the fire on Saturday morning. Late yesterday, police swooped on a house in Perth's south east -

arresting a 35-year-old man. A Pakistani Taliban group has claimed responsibility for the attempted car bombing in New York's Times Square. The group, Tehreek-e-Taliban, has posted a video on their website

saying they were retaliating for two Islamists killed by American troops in Iraq last month. The man who alerted authorities and potentially saved thousands of lives says he's no hero. Shortly after that, the smoke began coming out of the car and we were, like, whoa, you know? New York detectives have removed the car and are scouring through evidence. In finance news:

The markets were very skittish over

the weekend to see whether the

Europeans would actually come to the

rescue of Greece. They did. It

should hopefully

rescue of Greece. They did. It should hopefully settle down markets

this weekend. Greeks have said, " this weekend. Greeks have said, this weekend. Greeks have said, " this weekend. Greeks have said,

"scout's honour, God's truth." They

will cut spending and of course, we

all believe them. will cut spending and of course, we all believe them.

Here is sport with Beretts. Kochie, thanks very much. A power-packed batting performance from Shane Watson has Australia on track for victory over Pakistan in their opening World Twenty20 match in the Caribbean. Watson hammered 81 from 49 balls

as the Aussies amassed 191 from its 20 overs In reply, Pakistan is struggling at 9/151 in the 19th over. Fremantle has consolidated its position in the AFL's top four with a comprehensive 38-point win over West Coast

in the Western Derby at Subiaco Oval. Mature-age rookie Michael Barlow was awarded the Ross Glendinning Medal for best on ground. Collingwood is also riding high in the top four on the back of yesterday's 55-point hammering of Carlton at the MCG. Samantha Stosur's quest for back-to-back tournament wins

has been foiled by Justine Henin in the final of the WTA event in Stuttgart this morning. The Belgian triumphed in three sets 6-4, 2-6, 6-1. Rafael Nadal proved he'll be a French Open force with a straight sets win over David Ferrer

in the final of the Rome Masters. Australia's greatest Olympian, Ian Thorpe, could make a shock comeback at the 2012 London Games.

News Limited reports Thorpe is planning to compete in Australia's 4x100m relay team in London. The 27-year-old walked away from swimming in 2006.

Boy, what a relay team that would

make! Now as the temperature starts

to chill down at home you think of

great places you would

great places you would like to be anywhere in the world and Grant

Denyer has come up with Fiji. Good

choice. I have the answer, Mr

Beretta, me in the front row, Fiji,

300 beautiful islands, but only a

third are inhabited, mainly by

fegens, which is my der

fegens, which is my der fact frr the

day. Here at the InterContinental,

the people are just so charming. On

the way down last night, I only

arrived last night, learning my

facts obon the way. The way the

driver described it, " driver described it, "You will love

it, there are no snakes and the

sharks are vegetarian." But, "

sharks are vegetarian." But, "I

thought you are lieing to me." And I

don't know why you sound like you

come from the Caribbean but it might

be my accent. There was a guy riding

a horse, bare back with his board to

ride down to go out for a, on the

reef for a surf. How cool is that.

Seriously. Let's have a look at the forecast. Sunrise weather brought to you by Bendigo Bank. Supporting community footy. A trough and moist south-easterly winds will bring a few showers to eastern New South Wales and Queensland. Increasing northerly winds will warm Victoria and South Australia. A front will swing across the south later generating a few showers over Western Australia. Of course, I'm in Fiji thanks to Jetstar and Tourism Fiji. And this week you could win 1 of 5 Jetstar vouchers for your own getaway. They're worth $2,500 each. To enter, collect today's code word, 'Fiji'. Now that you have it, SMS the code word, plus your full name and State, to 19 777 077.

You too could

You too could get yourself here at

the InterContinental. Love to. It is

a great winter destination, that's

for sure. Alright, mate, thanks for

that. Isn't it. I think I'm there

now. Joke of the day, we are in

Melbourne, of course, what is the

difference between a tooth pick and

the Melbourne Storm? A tooth pick

has two points. Two points. So that

means you have a Snuggie, look, we

brought one down. Here you go. I

thought we had run out. It is yours

you are giving away. Yes, we have,

accept this one. Which I happened to

bring down. I will give this away.

Who was that person, let's

Who was that person, let's get it to

them. It has got a bit of muffin on

the side, sorry. Do you think this

gentleman here needs one too. What

does it say? David from Echuca.

G'day, mate, how are you. Good on

you, say gugay to Brett Sands. Who

is that? A Legend in aqaoucha, San y. In a moment, just who's in charge? Should the PM's wife be making Government policy? Also, getting back into the swim of things. Reports Ian Thorpe will return to the pool for the London Games. And the party people who pushed on after the Logies. Your ticket to the after party is next. Shh! (SNARLS) Visit your local Woolworths for specials on Colgate oral care products. Bacteria down for the count! Colgate 360 Actiflex. VOICEOVER: You insure your home and car. Why not secure your income and your family's way of life with ING's EasyProtect Income from only $7 a week? Why not give them a call? Call 1300 ING 111 now. A view of Fiji through the Jetstar skycam. Grant is there this week, bringing us the weather each day. Isn't that Isn't

isn't that just magic? My sort of waves. They say behind every great man is a great woman. And Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is no exception. Therese Rein has revealed she is playing an active role in policy-making. So should the PM's wife have anything to do with government decisions? Media commentators Suzanne Mostyn and Neil Mitchell join us now. Good morning to you both.

Suzanne, you're a Canberra wife yourself - do you think Therese is qualified to help with policy?

Yes, look, she is specifically

working in the disability sector

with parliamentary secretary Bill

Shorten on a code of practices for

the housing for the aged and

disabled. Why? Because

disabled. Why? Because disability has been a constant in her life, all

her life. Her father, as we know,

became a paraplegic after a plane

cash in World War II and she grew up

watching the job opportunities she

was denied because he couldn't walk.

She became an advocate as a chide,

channeling her energy, which when

she founded her recruitment company,

it was based on findr finding jobs

specifically for the disabled. It is

a person amply and uniquely charged

with fixing this sector. It needs

fixing. She sure is, Neil, but

fixing. She sure is, Neil, but there is a big difference between running

your business in the area and then

being involved ingaumpt policy and

having the ear of a minister. Should

she stick to her business or does

she have a role? No, her greatest

qualification is she is the Prime

Minister's wife. Does anybody

suggest, looking for advice on

redesigning buildings to make them

disabled friendly we go to a person

with a background in employment if

she wasn't the Prime Minister's

wife. True, her father was a

paraplegic but how many in Australia

now, paraplegic with building

experience, they can't advice

experience, they can't advice the Prime Minister. It is too formal.

They politicised it. No, they need

friends in high places. It is a

sector so over looked in the past because it is not a

because it is not a glamour

portfolio. Uniquely placed to

influence and effect change. She is

not the only person but she is using

her business nous and I think it is

entirely appropriate. She is are

designing the building regulations,

how many buildingsise she building.

Is in she is the Prime Minister's

wife. She is facilitating meetings,

offering up cir billa house, but not

the only par

the only participant. I

the only participant. I think it is

an excellent step. She is sitting

down with Bill Shortthen minister,

to redesign things. Fine, but how

many paraplegics or quadriplegics

would love to sit down with

would love to sit down with the Prime Minister for an hour. They

have got brains. Don't you think she

knows that and is getting the voices

to the table. Why her? Why not her?

The wives always had a very ill

defined role. She may not want to be

in office but she is changing

political wifry into something that

make as difference. You telling me

hazel hawk didn't make a difference?

What a quodns she comes up when they

are staggering and the

are staggering and the government is in trouble. She has politiciseed the

role. We have to ding the bell. Soo

A good feisty debate. Thank you for

both your points of view, very well put. After everyone's finished behaving themselves at the Logies, they tend to loosen their collars and let their hair down. And that means after parties. It's where everyone can really have some fun after sitting still for so long. Entertainment editor Fifi Box caught up with a few stars post-Logies.

# Just a little more love

# Just a little more peace

# Is all it takes

# To live the dream

# To walk hand in hand

# Got to understand. What happens in

the Rafters family,

the Rafters family,? Share it, the

kids take it home for a night? No,

the one whose won it, who won their

individual Logies will keep them and

the producer will hold on to the

cast Logie and take it home and put

it in a little glass box and maybe

occasionally bring it to a cast

function and show it to us as

incentive to come and work for her.

I think I win the prize for fattest

feet at the end of the night, my

feet have swollen up. Can we compare.

feet have swollen up. Can we compare. I win. The swelling. You

are busting through there. Yes,

busting, they are busting. I just

had a chat with Ada her feet are

killing her. You know inchivalrous

gesture would be a foot massage. I

did offer to carry her but I am

already carrying her careerwise. I

have waited all the night for this

moment, the man of my dreams. Who I

am? I am not Glenn Ridge. Oh!

# Just a bit more peace. I will

dance for you. It is a jig

dance for you. It is a jig from Glenn Robins. Irish dancing, how

about boot scooting rr.

Dang, dang, dang, that is

embarrassing. There is my career.

The people you meet at the Channel 7

after party. How did you get in? I

am here to clean up the place but

come in a bit early. We are on air

in minutes. I am glad you turned up.

Are you my mother. Yes, it is time

to go to bed. He looked a thet

camera and looked away, I haven't

had a chance to get a MacPherson

cuddle. The F Box. Did you have a

good night? Yes, I was just saying

how boring it was. I did, good to

see Seven doing very well.

how boring it was. I did, good to see Seven doing very well. Did you

notice every one of the most popular

male actors are from the Seven net

brk, sure, I wasn't one but it was

good for the Seven network.

# A little more love. Just so down

to earth, he deserves it. Somebody

is pinching me from behind, Todd. Is

it me? Ah! Seriously. Look at that,

up close and personal. I have got to

get home to the kids and say look, get home to the kids and say get home to the kids and say look,, " get home to the kids and say look,, "I won Justin Bieber."

# A little more love. That can you,

you said you would be wanning at

random. I said you were going to win

it or I would storm out. Iest going

to lose it to see you storm out.

Look at that beauty. Wow! That is so

impressive. Couldn't happen to a

nicer bloke, it is flamen'

marvellous. Yes, just what Fifi

said. We will chat to him live later

which we very much appreciate. A big

wrap, the V8s. The Bathurst

wrap, the V8s. The Bathurst 1000

coverage won and our Matty White

went up to accept it. A huge team

and the drive whaorz make

and the drive whaorz make the action. A great event, there are

hundreds of people who work on it.

Our sporting guru. Should have got

up and done the acceptance speech. I

was going, get up there! And he was

no. Let Matty do it. How good is

that Sunrise. We might pump some

balloons up later. Gorge mfrps In a moment - Monday's news and weather. Then, the tax ideas the Government should be running with. Plus, presidential performer.

Jonas Brothers are here, Sasha and

Malia are huge fans but boys, don't

get any ideas. I have two words for

you: predator drones. Barack Obama tries his hand at stand-up comedy. And a long wait for a Logie. The winner of the Gold logie is... ..Ray Meagher! Alf's alter-ego will join us very soon. or 'The Sunday Telegraph' with any breakfast McValue Meal. That's why there's Youi. Call 13youi or go to youi.com.au.

A glorious shot, the you go. Welcome

back, good to have your back, good to have your company. President Barack Obama is known for his stirring speeches. Now, he's trying his hand at stand-up comedy. The President warmed up an A-list crowd at the annual Radio and TV White House dinner. NBC's Peter Alexander has this story.

It is 24 dmritsiest of washingturn A

list, the premier event, where

journalists intersect with popstars

and celebrities. With the President

as comedian in chief. He took a

moment to mention the crisis in the

Gump. President Obama once again

impressed with his witd. I wasn't

sure I should actually come tonight,

Biden talked me into it. He said, " Biden talked me into it. He said,

"Mr President... This is no ordinary

dinner. This is a big **** meal."

The Jonas Brothers are here, Sasha

and Malia are huge fans. But boys,

don't get any ideas. I have two

words for you: predator drones. The

only person whose ratings fell more

than mine last year is here tonight,

great to see you, Jay. The night's

feature, Jay Leno didn't spare the

famous faces in the room. They

represent every ward in Chicago, I

think that is fantastic. The so

called Oscars on the Potomac

bringing a blast of class and

glamour to the nation's capital. He

did alright. He did. Who knew. What

is happening on the soapbox. Is

Christine in Hornsby.

Congratulations to Alf, I am a 3

year Canadian leaving her. My

husband tries to hefp, but not as

effective at Alf. On the citizenship

test it should ask about him. When I

am waiting for my citizenship but

when it does, at the after party it

would be great to have Alf." He will

talk to us in ten minutes, which is

a big eft. You will talk to us about

the Henry review. Better get it out,

I have lost a bit of gas in my

chair, it is the only thing to keep

me up high. It comes in handy.

There-size. I feel, like Mr

Squiggle. Hop up, put it back on

your chair. Good to know they are

handy for something. They are quite

comfortable. Good to know. Now, still to come on Sunrise this morning. Missed opportunity.

The Rudd Government picks just a handful of tax reforms and ignores 100 other recommendations. This morning, the no-brainers it should have introduced. Thorpedo comeback. Is our greatest Olympian about to dive back into the pool for the London Games? And flamin' heck!

In 1965, at the Regatta Hotel in Brisbane, I won a chook raffle. It has been a long time between drinks. Ray Meagher takes home the Gold Logie. Now, live from Melbourne, here's Kochie and Mel. If you've just tuned in,

we're in Melbourne for the morning after the Logies.

Gold Logie winner Ray Meagher will be here very soon. Right now, though, it's time for the news of the day. Here's Nat. Good morning. The sentimental favourite has beaten the odds to take out this year's Gold Logie Award. 'Home and Away' legend Ray Meagher, better known as Alf Stewart, won the honour over Channel 7 stablemate Rebecca Gibney. The glitz on the red carpet set the tone for the evening -

the look was glitter and gold.

Bert A familiar face returned to host, 17 years since his last gig. The Rafters proved they're still Australia's favourite family.

So we'd like to thank the audience and congratulate them on their good taste. International performer k.d. Lang took on an old classic. # Hallelujah. # Stars who'd passed were honoured too. Don Lane's son, PJ, paid tribute to his father. Newsreader Brian Naylor, who died during Black Saturday, was posthumously admitted to the Hall of Fame. Seven was also honoured for its outstanding news coverage of the Victorian Bushfires. Rebecca Gibney took out Most Popular Actress. Thank you, I said I'm a bit weepy today, think I'm premenstrual, um, sorry. But the night belonged to the sentimental favourite. After 22 years with lines like this... Stone the flamin' crows. ..Ray Meagher won the night's top honour. These things have never meant much to me over the years, really,

mainly because I've never held one.

(LAUGHTER) Kevin Rudd has begun the hard sell on his long-awaited tax reforms, addressing the nation on Seven's 'Sunday Night' program. So, today, the Government has taken action on tax reform to keep Government finances strong to protect the future of the Australian economy and to make sure Australian families and small businesses get their fair share.

The studio audience loved plans to increase compulsory superannuation to 12%. But the Opposition is vowing to block a new levy on mining needed to pay for the changes. US president Barack Obama has arrived in Louisiana

to see for himself the environmental damage caused by a massive oil slick on the Gulf Coast. US correspondent Angela Cox joins me with the latest. Good morning, Ang. What has President Obama done since arriving?

Good morning, Nat, the President

just left Venice, Louisiana a short

time ago. He came here to meet with

officials from the coast guard to

talk about the operation and

addressed reporters. He defend his

government's response to the oil

spill saying they riacted from day

one, immediately and aggressively

both in the search and rescue for 11

missing workers after the rig

explodeed to the containment of the

oil spill but said ultimately it is

BP's responsibility. He admitted it

is a huge event and will jeopardise the living of

the living of those who live in this

part of the country. Listen to

he had to say.

part of the country. Listen to what he had to say. Gee we are dealing

with a massive and unprecedented

environmental disaster. The

environmental disaster. The damage would damage the economy and the

environment of our Gulf states and

it could extend for a long time. The

oil slick is spreading fast. How are

salvage crews going containing it?

Not well, I am afraid. The US coast

guard estimates 5,000 barrels of oil

is still leaking every day and the

weather is getting nastier and

nastier. The winds are picking up, a

storm just passed over.

storm just passed over. Head and the

crews near the rig are battling seas

of three metres. They are not

putting up the booms because there

is no point. They are spraying the

water's surface with chemicals to

disperse the oil and nine remote

controlled devices at the source of the leak, 1.

the leak, 1.5 kilometre below sea

level. The good news we haven't seen

thick, oily sludge wash up on the

coast at this stage and wild life

officials say they have only found

one sea bird covered in oil. Angela Cox, thanks for the update. Greece's crippled economy has been thrown a lifeline with a $200 billion bailout package. The International Monetary Fund and European Union have agreed to lend Greece the money in return for sharp spending cuts. Through this mechanism and this financial help, Greece will be shielded from the international markets and will be able to put its house in order. We will follow this road because this is the only road to be able to save the country. Under the 3-year loan, taxes will be increased, salaries cut and defence spending minimised. Fremantle has all but ended the finals hopes of West Coast after claiming the Western Derby by 38 points at Subiaco Oval.

The Eagles led by 23 points in the second term but a run of 11 unanswered goals from the Dockers killed off the contest. Geelong fans received further good news following yesterday's 108-point mauling of Richmond

with Joel Selwood set to shun a lucrative Gold Coast offer and stick with the Cats.

Australia has kick-started its World Twenty20 campaign with a dominant 34-run win over reigning champions Pakistan in the Caribbean this morning. Shane Watson continued his dominance at the top of the order, hitting 81 off 49 balls. David Hussey also hit a half-century. Shaun Tait finished with the impressive figures of 3/20,

including the key wicket of dangerman Shahid Afridi. Manly coach Des Hasler admits his side needs to learn how to grind games out despite registering a 30-22 win over South Sydney at ANZ Stadium. The Sea Eagles conceded three tries late in the second half. In yesterday's other match, the Roosters downed the Wests Tigers 12-8. A massive blunder from Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has Chelsea in the box seat to claim the English Premier League title. Gerrard's shocking back pass gifted Didier Drogba the opener in the Blues 2-0 win this morning. Manchester United downed Sunderland 1-0 to stay within a point of Chelsea, with one match to play. Ford's James Courtney says it's game on in the V8 Supercar championship race after completing a clean sweep of the City of Ipswich 300 yesterday. Jamie Whincup's series lead is now just 24 points. Switching to two wheels and Jorge Lorenzo has moved to the top of the MotoGP championship after taking out the Spanish GP overnight. Casey Stoner finished fifth.

Now, post Logies we are down in the

Sunrise tent on the Yarra River, a

gorgeous spot to be and I couldn't

think of anywhere better accept

Fiji. I got an idea, see if I can

help you out

#

# If you lycopenea culaudas, getting

caught in the rain

# Just a loung

straight out of the Melbourne Cup.

Look at this, we are on Natadola

beach here in Fiji. The horses

beach here in Fiji. The horses are from the local community a little

village around the corner from the

peninsula called Sana Sana and this

is their main mode of transport.

They ride them bare back and get

around. The tourists thought it

looked romantic, can we do it so the

local village runs the tours, here

at the InterContinental. It is very

romantic. This is Ice, very

romantic, he is looking at me funny,

talking romantic, he doesn't want to

hold hands. My horse is stuck in the

water so let me just quickly look at the forecast. Sunrise weather brought to you by Bendigo Bank. Supporting community footy.

What is great about this particular

hotel here, it is not owned like by

an international conglomerate, it is

owned by the Fiji national pension fund, $

fund, $250 million investment to

build it. What it does, any profit

made by the hotel goes back into the

community so everyone has a pension

for the future. It is owned lie

for the future. It is owned lie by

the local community. Okay, speaking

of finance and superannuation. After two years in the making, the Rudd Government has finally released the Henry Tax Review. And more important than the report itself is what they're planning to do with it.

An hang on, I been sitting on it

because my seat has run out of gas.

I will try to get up a bit. This is it here - 138 recommendations to make the current tax system fairer and simpler. But only a handful of those are being adopted. That's the equivalent of just a few pages in this 1,000-page report. The biggest change will be in superannuation. Despite being rejected by the Henry review, the Government says super contributions will rise from 9% to 12% by 2020.

Henry didn't recommend it at all,

the government has pulled it out of

its you-know-what. We don't get

there until 2020. That equals an extra $108,000 on retirement for a worker currently aged 30. Good news too for low-income earners. An extra $500 super payment from the Government.

And the over 50s will be allowed to add more to their super balance. From the report, there are bonuses for small business. A 2% cut in company tax and the ability to claim immediate write-offs.

Up to $5,000 on purchases, Henry recommended $

recommended $10,000. Bigger business will have to wait three years for their tax cut. Most of the money to fund all of this will come from a new tax on big mining companies.

Corporations like BHP will be taxed at 40%. So is this the tax revolution we were all looking for? Alex Malley is the head of the Certified Practising Accountants. Good morning to you.

Basically the boss of the

accountants, knows all about it.

Good morning to you, I am a bit

harsh on this? I was expecting a bit

of vision. Our tax system is dodgy

at the moment, it is too

complicated. Have they gone a way to

resolve it The review is exemplary.

There is an expectation much more

would happen yesterday. In Canberra

I heard someone say, we brought our

surf borts because we expected a

wave of reforms and the wave never

came. Why is that? All these things

they announced yesterday could have

been made in the budget next week?

Yesterday was meant to be about

big-picture stuff, a bit of a

blueprint for the future am That is

right, I think there was an

expectation of an inspirational day,

when WR everyone felt positive about

an inspirational agenda and we

didn't good it. Wayne Swan gauze

narcy with me in the lockup

narcy with me in the lockup because I said I thought he whimped out

he said to me, "

I said I thought he whimped out and he said to me, "Look, it is a

difficult time at the moment, tax

revenues are down because of the

financial crisis. I can't put the

budget surplus in jeopardy." Quite

right but these measures are

yearinize to the future. He could

have given the blueprint years into

the future and it wouldn't make a

difference. We f right, we think the

government did a good job with the

stimulus package but if they put in

structure now it would make a

difference. We expected a governance

model how it is going to work. Big

supertax on minesers to even out the

economy so the big mining stakes

don't get ahead of the manufacturing

stakes and the service stakes, will

it force some of resources offshore?

I think it will be an incense taov

look at aer -- incentive to look at

other ways of doing things. But on a

competitive basis with till take

people and capital out of Australia.

We need a tax system we can hold on

to and a bipartisan support for a

fantastic tax system. The Henry

review review were terrific. Wayne

Swan telling me he has got to be

careful I think was hogwash. I went

through the 138 recommendations and

come up with my no brainersed come up with my no brainers that

wouldn't have cost the country

anything to be implemented right

now. First of all, simplify

deductions for work expenses so have

a set amount you can claim. If you

want to claim more, you justify it.

Raise the tax deduction donations

from 2 to $

from 2 to $25. Every time you beeul

a raffle ticket -- buy a raffle

ticket they don't have to write a

receipt. Keep track of the super.

Don't make cigarettes, no duty free

on cigarettes for international

travellers. It is a no brainer.

Putting up the price but still duty

free if you come in. GST should be

charged on insurance policies, not a

whole bunch of piddly taxes that

make it complicated. It wouldn't

cost the budget anything and a

cost the budget anything and a step in the right direction. Plenty of

those. Perhaps by budget time and

election time, some of those will

come through. You got to e are

come through. You got to e are e

remain optimistic. Ah. Playing

politics. We don't want that. Good

to see you. On the very first day 'Home and Away' went to air on Australian TV, Ray Meagher was there. That was 20 years ago. Now, 5065 episodes later, he has finally won a Gold Logie. 'Packed to the Rafters' star Rebecca Gibney was tipped as the favourite to take the top award. But it seems the bookmakers underestimated the sentimental value of Alf Stewart. In 1965 at the Regatta Hotel in Brisbane, I won a chook raffle. It has been a long time between drinks. Ray Meagher joins us now. Good morning.

Thank you very much, Hi. Crack orpha

speech. Did you prepare it or did it

just come to you. No, no, no, I

hadn't reprayered anything. I was

convinced Rebecca was going to walk

away with the second one. You are

the sentimental favourite, an

amazing atmosphere in the room when

you won, everyone was happy for you.

They all stood up. I hate to ask the

question, how did you feel. Is

sounds corny but how did you feel? I

don't know, initially I sort of

misheard it when B egrt read out the

name. And I, I don't know, I was

just in total shock. As the girls

either side, Ada Nicodeumou and

Emily Symonds stood up, someone

knocked the glass of what they

claimed was water all over my

crutch. As I walked towards the

stage I was trying to wipe it off, I

didn't want incontinence rumours. I

have no idea, I opened my mouth and

let the wind blow my tongue around.

It blew it around beautifully. You

said lovely things. You said you

would see your wife tomorrow, or

today, did you make it home or

partying all evening. From the

reaction, I gather that is what the

room thought would happen. But she

is in Sydney, I in in Melbourne

still today. Did you kick on? Yes,

there sta fair few press commitment

and things like that immediately

afterwards as you would understand.

Then we came back to the Seven after

party and there was more press to do

there. We had a few quiet drinks, it

was wonderful with the cast, we work

full on at

full on at work. It was nice to see

them in a relaxed atmosphere, but I

got an hour's sleep, if you want to

get down to it. That is what we

want. One of the lovely things in

the speech you paid tribute to the

young actors. I mean this kindly. We

see you as the mature one on the

team, you started when you have 5

obviously, but it must be a lovely

position to be in on a show such

position to be in on a show such as 'Home & Away'. Look after all the

young ones coming through? Yes, I

don't know about looking after them,

they look after themselves fairly

well but it has been a pleasure and

a privilege with so many talented

young fellows coming through. The

number doing so well in Hollywood at

the moment, and in our cast is the

next generation of that, there is

half a dozen that could do

half a dozen that could do really well when

well when they go over there if they

choose to. Seeing them come in a bit

green, you get to practise your

craft every day. It is a lovely

learning curve for all of us. They

are lucky working with you, before

you go, give us a good Alf line.

Kochie, I avoided those last night,

I think almost deliberately and a

lot of people told me they did lose

a lot of money on bets, in the

unlikely event I won how many

flamen's would be there be so just

for you Kochie, stone the flamen'

crows, I thought it would never

happen. Love it! You are one of the industry's gentleman,

congratulations on your win. I am

sorry you had to wait so long, but

gee, it was worth it. Thank you very

much and thank thank you for your

interest and support. He is a lovely

kind man, what you see is what you

get. And here is Beretts to talk

sport. Talking Talking sport, brought to you by BigPond sport. sport

This would be big news in the world of swimming Ian Thorpe is reportedly considering a comeback to competitive swimming.

Is it true? We know you are very

close to the swimming community, is

it on? I think he is certainly

considering it. I hope he is doing

it for right reasons. Perhaps he was

inspired by Geoff Huegill who did it

for the right reasons. I hope the

motivation is coming from the vougt

space. He struggled financially, in

awful financial strife, is he doing

it to get back into the spotlight

for sponsors or is he genuine to

swim? My feeling about Ian Thorpe, I

love Ian Thorpe, he could single

handly bring swimming right back

into the spot light in Australia. He

is one of the greatest athletes we

have ever seen and Thorpie would not

do it lightly. For is no way, you

would get Ian Thorpe, the supreme

athlete to come back for money or

endorsements. He wds do it to

achiever his best and lead the relay

team. I would be so excited I would

want to go to London. A great relay

team, but let's be realistic, it is

two years away, we saw Geoff Huegill

coming back to Australian national

level and Ian Thorpe going to

international level. They are both

blessed. Their teaks, haougt in the

butterfly, Thorpie in the free

style. Stephanie Rice's coach

style. Stephanie Rice's coach said in the paper, Ian Thorpe's technique

stands him in good stead. I would

love to see him come back, I hate to

be cynical but I would love to see

him come back for all the right

reasons. He is a champ, one of the

greats as far as the Olympics is

concerned and wouldn't it be great.

He does lead from the front for the

team. I honestly believe he could do

it. It would be intimidates for the

rest of the world. Wayne Carey into

the hall of fame, is it the right

thing. No, it is not. He is meant to

be reformed and a better bloke and

all this sort of caper, he is not

the right look or face for

the right look or face for the hall of fame, it should be best and

fairest, on and off the field. I

don't put Wayne Carey in that

category at all. There are others in

the hall of fame, under the

criteria, I see where you are coming

from, Gary Ablett is in the hall of

fame. But it doesn't make it right.

Under their criteria, he is the

greatest player who has played AFL

football, I reckon. I will never

agree with it, we agree to disagree,

my beautiful brother and I. I am

sure you two won't leave it alone.

We will let you go and talk sport.

Thank you, Beretts. With great

trepidation I go to the footy tips.

They get mucked up every time. How

will it go?

Neither went for St Kilda or

Essendon? Tick.

The girls are equal with the boys.

Both keen on coin. Tick. Gee! Tick.

Getting nerve wracking. Early in the

season, best to keep things in check. Ahead this morning - should police be treating graffiti vandals just like drug dealers? And why women don't need road maps.

Depends if you want to get there. Also coming up - Mel's video diary leading up to the Logies. Find out what she got up to soon on Sunrise. Certain foods can set your stomach off. Unlike antacids, one tiny Zantac tablet can relieve

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It is terrific hotel. This offer is only available for the first 200 callers. To book, visit the website or dial 1300 655 650 and mention us. Ahead on Sunrise - putting the clamps on gramps. The road safety expert who wants older drivers to display S-plates to warn other motorists.

Good idea, as long as it doesn't

apply to me. And soon, how Mel's preparations for the Logies panned out. Her video diary is coming up.

Then yell rr tell you what really

happened. Oy Financial experts have criticised

the Rudd Government's new tax reforms, calling them unnecessarily complicated.

The Opposition is vowing to block a new levy on mining

needed to pay for superannuation changes. Experts had hoped the Government would pursue a more aggressive agenda. We really need to see a tax system that we can hold onto and there should be bipartisan support for a really fantastic tax system. The Government only adopted a handful of the 138 recommendations. 'Packed to the Rafters' and a Channel 7 stalwart were the big winners at this year's Logie Awards. The popular drama continued its winning trend,

winning three trophies. But the night belonged to 'Home and Away' veteran Ray Meagher. After 22 years on 'Home and Away', the actor known as Alf Stewart was crowned most popular TV personality. These things have never meant much to me over the years, really, mainly because I've never held one. (LAUGHTER) The Seven Network scooped the night's prize pool, taking home eight Logies. The Hume Highway south of Sydney was blocked for more than eight hours last night following a head-on crash. A car towing a trailer lost control at Sutton Forest, colliding with a Ford Falcon travelling in the opposite direction. Both drivers and four passengers were rushed to hospital. One of the drivers is in a critical condition. A contra-flow lane was eventually set0up just before midnight. The Hume Highway was reopened in both directions a couple of hours later. US President Barack Obama says British energy gian