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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. This morning, civil war looms. air and ground strikes Colonel Gaddafi steps up on the people of Libya. The rising cost of living. the world's most expensive country? Is Australia becoming The real life Law and Order. We speak to the attorney the world's worst serial killer. who defended

Sno what is going on?

The company is consolidating decisions. You are firing me?

You are firing me?. in 'The Company Men' - Ben Affleck, down and out our Movie of the Week. and spandex of Mardi Gras. Plus, the shimmer, sparkle It's Sunday 6 March 2011. This is Weekend Sunrise. Live from Brekky Central and Samantha Armytage. here's Andrew O'Keefe Hello. Thanks for joining us.

Look how many people are here so early in the morning

The kids from assumption college in

Warwick, Queensland. Right next to

Capper college in Queensland. Hello kids.

Maybe they are not the kids from the college in the hats

I was told never to make an

assumption, you make an sss out of

an Sumption.

The Catholic kids at Mardi Gras,

always a good look. over the company he keeps. Also today, Prince Andrew in trouble Plus, at home with Peter Morrissey.

and shows us around his luxury pad. The Aussie designer opens his doors when learning was like this? And remember to get your hands dirty. And you were encouraged with a whole lot of heart and soul. Simon shows us the small school

Ncht they have lots and heart and

school at assumption college from

Warwick. Especially those Sombreros,

I love it. The Catholic school kids

could be led astray on a weekend from Jessica Rowe. But let's begin with the latest news like this.

Good morning, Jess. since the Libyan uprising began Some of the heaviest fighting on the streets of the capital. has broken out closer to Tripoli Rebels say they have pushed shown here in this amateur video. by seizing a western town - to repel an attack by tanks They also claim they have managed loyal to Colonel Gaddafi. and hundreds of soldiers managed to flee from the violence More than 190,000 people have as the death toll continues to rise. of the NRL Benji Marshall Police are yet to question the face early yesterday morning. over an alleged assault in Sydney of punching a 24-year-old man The 26-year-old is accused leaving him with a cut to his face. outside a McDonald's restaurant, he was provoked into a fight The Tiger's star claims by being racially taunted. Police are looking at security video monitor the incident. and the NRL says it will closely is reportedly spending $800 a week Governor-General Quentin Bryce to decorate her official residences. of taxpayers' money on flowers Freedom Of Information laws reveal Documents obtained under she's been in the job, in the 2.5 years on floral arrangements. Ms Bryce has spent $110,000

the Governor-General's office News Limited also reports

travel during the same period. has spent $545,000 on international cost $108,000. A 3-day visit to France last year have passed on their condolences Clean Up Australia Day organisers

cleaning up the environment. to the family of a man who died was scuba diving for rubbish The Melbourne man when he lost consciousness. in Port Phillip Bay yesterday

a few hours later. He died in hospital to take part in Clean Up events Up to 700,000 people are expected across the country today. on flood-hit areas A particular focus will be placed in Queensland and Victoria. Fire has destroyed the Mumbai home the movie 'Slumdog Millionaire'. of child actor who starred in The fire swept through the slum, to flee on to the street. causing people who live in the area people have been left homeless. It's believed as many as 2,000 The cause of the fire is unknown. has unveiled her latest collection Eccentric designer Vivienne Westwood at Paris Fashion Week catwalk show. with a Woman-as-Warrior themed down a glittering catwalk Models made their way on their faces and mattered hair. bearing tribal markings Boy George were in the front row. Rapper Kanye West and flamboyant Sydney sparkled last night Mardi Gras parade. at the annual Gay and Lesbian feathers and fashion - While there was plenty of fun, a more serious message. the night also had where Sydney really comes out. This is the Saturday night (SONG) # Go west # Where we'll be just fine # Go west... # is more important than comfort A night where style and shirts are always optional. Happy Mardi Gras!

straight down Oxford Street The 34th annual parade headed - and beating the drum for equality. loud, proud was 'Say Something' This year's theme 100 floats focusing on gay marriage. with at least 15 of the more than

I think I want to marry you. Hey baby, of sorts, There was a royal wedding, giant Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott. and a even a joining of hands by a of the glitter strip six deep. The crowds lined either side Woo! patrolled the streets More than 1,000 police keeping the city relatively safe. 18 people were arrested. for relatively minor offences. They've been who moved through the city Considering the amount of people we find that very pleasing. well, a gay old time. The majority just wanted to have, (SONG) # Y-M-C-A # Y-M-C-A...#

There's nothing quite like the Mardi

Gras. You can never have too much

fun and feathers and costumes.. It fun and feathers and costumes.

is a great event. Andrew has just

come straight from there this

morning, looking splendid.

What a fantastic event, hey,

What a fantastic event, hey,? Every

year. How many hundred of thousands

of people went this year did they say.

I think they said about 300,000.

Plus 300 they were hoping.

In the street. Look at that sparkle.

I just love it. Sydney spark also.

It's good for tourism, there people

weekend. come from all over the world for the

Isn't that fantastic?

They are thinking of mounting a

opposing alternative Mardi Gras for

people. the older people and the Middle East

have picked up one point each Australia and Sri Lanka after heavy rain forced their Colombo World Cup match to be abandoned. Sri Lanka batted first, reaching a total of 3/146 with skipper Kumar Sangakkara on 73 and in ominous form. Shaun Tait and Brett Lee took one wicket each while Steve Smith held the catch of the tournament. COMMENTATOR: Oh, what a catch. What an unbelievable catch. Brilliantly taken by Smith. That was a short delivery, it was going like a rocket to the boundary and Upul Tharanga is out. Collingwood have booked a spot in the NAB Cup grand final

after a bruising 24-point win over West Coast overnight. The Eagles showed some promising signs early on, jumping out to an early lead. But they couldn't hold on as the defending premiers found top gear. Collingwood went to the main break 15 points up before a strong second half saw them wrap it up 80-56. COMMENTATOR: Collingwood a 24-point victory in the NAB Cup semifinal here at Subiaco. Collingwood take on Essendon on Friday night. The Central Coast Mariners have booked a spot in their third grand final and won a spot at next year's Asian Champions League after a scrappy victory against the Gold Coast at Bluetongue Stadium. It took Mariners striker Adam Kwasnik until the 75th minute to break the 0-0 deadlock. COMMENTATOR: And it's in the back of the net. Adam Kwasnik has scored for the Mariners with a quarter of an hour to go and now they have one foot in the grand final. They now face the red-hot Roar in Brisbane on Sunday. In super rugby the Queensland Reds have ended a 16-year hoodoo in Canberra to record their first win on Brumbies turf. Quade Cooper's boot was right on song, slotting a conversion, seven penalties, and a drop goal to get the visitors home - even with the Brumbies scoring four tries to the Reds' one. We spoke about energy and enthusiasm in our D and well done to Quade Cooper for ripping that ball out. Across the ditch, the Chiefs had a convincing 28-point win over the Rebels and the Western Force lost Mitch Inman and David Pocock to injury, going down 39-12 to the Sharks. Stuart Appleby is still in the hunt with play under way in the third round of the Honda classic in Florida. He's just four off the lead held by South Africa's Rory Sabbatini. And 4-time Australian world surfing champion Steph Gilmore is back in business at the Roxy Pro on the Gold Coast, recording her first sudden-death head win since having her wrist broken in a home invasion.

Stef is back and that's very good

news. There you go.

There you go. Thank you, Simon.

Poor old Brumby, 4 tries to one and

still losing is pretty tough.

They have had a tumultuous week.

Beaten by their Beaten by

Beaten They have had a tumultuous week.

They have had a tumultuous week they

lost their coach. All the ill

discipline cost them, something

wrong with the game when you can get

to 4-1 and still lose.

That was like England versus

Australia in the old days. Time for weather now with James Tobin. James, good morning. OK.

Morning. G'day, guy, Sam, Andrew

Are you in hospital following

Are you in hospital following the Mardi Gras, did you have a bad Croissant. This Croissant.

This is not how we normally roll but

woo today we are sampling the

delights of how the other half live.

This is the most luxurious

accommodation option. This is the

great way to see the Great Barrier

Reef. Absolutely delightful. I am

just boning up on my - on the latest

weather facts and figures, a little

bit of rain about, in Queensland,

how about, from the comfort of my

enormous bed, we have a look at the forecast for the first time this morning.

Why not?. And let's take a look at the region fly-around. Storms in Cairns. 30 in Townsville.

A warm 31 for Mount Isa. A shower or two in Brisbane. New South Wales - a few showers for Coffs Harbour. Sunny in Orange. A wet day ahead for Sydney. Sunny in Canberra. Clear skies for Albury. Sunny in Mildura today. A top of 26 degrees in Bendigo. Fine in Melbourne. Launceston can expect a sunny day. 20 in Hobart. A warm day and sunny skies in Adelaide. 28 in Mount Gambier. A top of 29 for Alice Springs. Thunderstorms in Darwin. And in WA - mostly sunny in Kalgoorlie. Fine in Perth. A shower or two in Broome. Kl

Now, this is a tour of luxury. They

call these pavillions. Have a look

at this bathroom. All to myself.

It's a very romantic place, a bit of

a waste to go here on my own.

This is beautiful.

The beautiful eggshell bath. The

sort of rain forest kind of

waterfall shower heads, absolutely fantastic. This is just the bathroom. Come through, this is the

betd room. You saw this bit earlier,

as they say, where the magic

happens. Then we go a little bit

further along, let me show you this

little feature.

Lucky you are on your own this trip.

I don't know, that coffee made made

is lurking around somewhere.

If you want to go on to the balcony,

you just push this button, very

inspector gadget, and you are

outside. Let's keep going. This is

the living room. You can watch the

TV or if you fancy a dip, don't

bother going all the way down to the

big pool, you can if you want. Why

not use your own plunge pool. Heaven.

That's not a plunge pool. That is a

lap pool for anyone under 10 years

of age, this is reserved for over

16s only. No under 16s. I will see

you back here in half an now.

James, you saucy Mings, stop it.

The freedom of it.

You can see the steam rising off the

pool. You get back to sampling your

delights. Keep boning up on your

weather facts and what not. Stop! weather facts and what not.

Stop!. Coming up - royal concern - is Prince Andrew hanging with the wrong crowd? But next, on the brink of civil war. We cross live to Libya. Don't let that freshly cleaned scent fade away. Revive it with Air Wick Aqua Mist. Freshness inspired by nature. Mmm. Revive the fresh, clean scent

in your home with Air Wick Aqua Mist. There are escalating fears that Libya is on the brink of civil war as violent attacks increase. Dozens of rebels have been killed as Colonel Gaddafi's loyalists mount fresh attacks. Seven correspondent Mike Amor is live in Benghazi and he joins me now. Good morning, Mike. Mike, you have been in the thick of it. What is the latest?

They are describing this as a

looming civil war. From where you

stand, you would have to say that

stage has passed and civil war is

well and truly underway, wouldn't you?

This is civil war. There is now

rebel army that marching steadily

east to the west of this country

towards Tripoli. We were at the

front line today. The new front line

I think yesterday we spoke about the

fight for Ras Lanuf which is a key

oil city in the area here, while the

Rebels took it overnight but they

weren't satisfied with that. They

pushed to a very tiny

pushed to a very tiny city where

today we were. They were being

attacked by fighter jets. They are a

rag tag undies Palestined disored

malicious a. But they are making

inroads across this country. I've

got to tell you. They are undies Palestined. Today we thought Palestined. Today we Palestined. Today Palestined. got to tell you. They are undies got to tell you. They are

got to tell you. Undies Palestined.

They saw our Cam Ray, quickly pushed

us away. And goodness know what the

fate of those two men are. They are

making progress towards Tripoli.

They promise that they are going to

have lunch in the town where Gaddafi

was born. Especially I think even

though they are making progress, I

think that's easier to both than to achieve.

The latest big victory I suppose has

been the seige your of Zawiyah. Are

they expecting another attack from

Gaddafi loyalists on that front.

Flr. There are conflicting reports,

as to whether zar we ar are in the

hands of rebels or Gaddafi forces.

He released satellite photos trying

to show that his tanks are in the

centre of Zawiyah. But we know that

Zawiyah is circled by Gaddafi

forces, tanks and other heavy

artillery. So there is a big foot

looming which is only about 50

kilometres outside of Tripoli. What

the troops are hoping, is that they

will push towards them, link up with

the troops in the west and hopefully

defeat Gaddafi is what they are

planning. I might say, they shot

down a fighter jet which we saw

today, the bodies of the two pilots

still laying in the sand they soar

making some progress in all of this

but it's going to be a bloody fight

all the way to Tripoli, Andrew.

Thank you, Mike. The west still

trying month make-up its mind on how

to intervene, if at all. We

to intervene, if at all. We will catch up with you later, thank you. Prince Andrew is causing concern within royal circles. The Duke of York is in the spotlight due to his friendship with child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The royals are also reportedly worried about his excessive spending and choice of friends. Our UK correspondent Martin Frizell joins us live from London. Good morning, Martin. What is the latest in this saga?

His range of friends extends

His range of friends extends to Colonel Gaddafi, Gaddafi's son, the

one that is causing most concern is

Jeffrey especially sign. He is a

51-year-old sex offender who has

been found guilty of soliciting

teenage prosity tuts in

teenage prosity tuts in America and

Princean dry drew has been a friend

of his. The Queen may have got

involved, in this, she was so

concerned that's is she last

prompted Prince Andrew to come

forward and say that this picture of

them walking through Central Park

that's meeting was unwise and he has

severed links with Jeffrey Epstein. It severed links with Jeffrey Epstein.

It all goes back to an Australian

woman. She was a teenage propertyity

tut at the time when they first met,

her evidence was what probably

framed Jeffrey Epstein and Prince

Andrew, there you are pictured with

her when she was just 17. Prince

Andrew, all along has denied any

involvement with this young woman

and no one is suggesting for a

second that he was involved in any

of Epstein's murky activities.

OK. A former

OK. A former Scotland Yard

protection chief last reportedly

said that the Prince is bringing

said that the Prince is bringing the Royal Family into

Royal Family into disrepute. What are the other concerns about the duke?

Well, it's not just the Scotland

Yard chief Sam, it's also some

politicians here are now questioning

whether or not the Duke of York,

should have this role as a Britain's

trade ambassador. He doesn't get

paid anything for it, because his

mum bank rolls but it is costing the

British taxpayer to the tune of $ British taxpayer to the tune of $1 million Australian dollars every

year to allow Andy to fly around the

world on chartered plane, wining and

dining some very shady characters

indeed. The list goes back

indeed. The list goes back to Colonel Gaddafi and some very

unsafery fellows and people are

wondering - he may bring in some

business but what is he doing to

business but what is he doing to the Royal Family? People In this country

do like the Royal Family. Just dwa,

it was announced that 2,000

it was announced that 2,000 streets in the UK will be closed next month

for the royal wedding, for street

parties. So there is a big appetite

for the royals here. Many people

think Andrew is actually tarnishing their name.

It appears that Andrew does have

more in common with Sarah Ferguson

than perhaps we first thought. Thank

you for bringing us up to date on this. Mother Nature has thrown everything she has at Australia this year - floods, fires and cyclones. And it's not over yet for Queensland.

Residents have to been warned to brace for more wild weather. A low in the Coral Sea is expected to bring heavy rain and possible flooding. But it seems nothing can break the Aussie spirit. After the Brisbane floods, thousands volunteered to fix the city.

Today it's time for the rest of the nation to roll up their sleeves for Clean Up Australia Day. And joining us from Brisbane is the CEO Ian Kiernan along with McDonald's store manager Paul Roper. Good morning. We'll start with you. The floods and cyclone left behind a lot of debris and rubbish. How important is this year's Clean up Australia Day?

Yes, we actually had a bit of flood

damage in our suburb, lucky our

restaurant has survived so we have been getting

been getting behind Clean Up Australia Day for 20 years, we will

continue to do that as we go through.

Good to hear. Nathan, the clean up

effort following the floods, was in

itself ational. Is there still that

spirit there in Brisbane that you

can tap into for today?

Absolutely, Andrew. We have had lots

of people getting out there cleaning

up. We have got sites all over the

community, lots of Commonwealth Bank

sites set up, we are very proud to

get our customers and staff get out

there p to get this straight back on

its feet again.

Not only is there a environmental

benefit but the sense of community

building is very strong, isn't it? Yes, building is very strong, isn't it?

Yes, it is, we got a bunch of

volunteers to the restaurant. People

from the community, staff volunteers

so we like to keep our area, suburb

clean. That's how we do it.

Just quickly, Nathan, before we go,

is it too late for people to get

involved if they haven't already signed up?

Get on the website today, and find

your local site. Put in your

postcode, there are 7,

postcode, there are 7,400 sites, I

am sure there

am sure there is one just down the

road from everybody.

Thank you so much for being with us this morning,

this morning, happy Clean Up Australia Day.

Same to you Andrew, thank you.

We could start right here, Sam. Some

oft toast crusts and stuff under

this desk.

They are my crusts that I don't eat.

There is one of Kylie's shoes down

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She'll hold talks with Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

and UN Chief Ban Ki-moon. Ms Gillard will become only the fourth Australian to address a joint sitting of Congress

in the early hours of Thursday morning as the US closely watches Australia's move towards introducing a carbon price. Police are investigating if one of Sydney's major organised crime figures was murdered. Peter Kay was found dead inside his pawnbroking business on Friday

in what could have been a murder staged to look like a suicide.

Mr Kay was heavily involved in the drug dealing trade in Kings Cross in the late 1980s and '90s. It's believed he'd recently racked up huge debts. Sydney police have praised party goers at last night's Mardi Gras, saying arrests were down and everyone seemed to have a great night. I must say, from a police perspective, we're very pleased with the crowd behaviour. We saw record numbers in this year's event.

Oxford Street was very, very crowded. While there was plenty of fun and feathery costumes, the night also had a strong message about same-sex marriage. Rain has forced the game between Australia and Sri Lanka to be abandoned, in Colombo with both teams awarded a point. The home side batted first, making 3/146. Shaun Tait and Brett Lee both took a wicket while Steve Smith was in everything, running out Mahela Jayawardene for 23. I don't think we bowled that badly. As I said, it's probably a slightly different wicket

than what we thought we might have got here. So overall, I think we're in pretty good shape. An unlikely blockbuster NAB Cup grand final has been set up between Collingwood and Essendon

after the Magpies ran out 24-point winners in their semi against the West Coast Eagles overnight.

The Pies were without many of last year's premiership players but still looked as good as ever, winning 80-56. Collingwood captain Nick Maxwell and young gun Tom Hunter are injury concerns. It wasn't pretty but the Central Coast Mariners escaped with a preliminary final win against Gold Coast united overnight, a solitary goal to striker Adam Kwasnik in the 75th minute. It probably wasn't one of our better, more polished performances, I suppose, you could say. But the boys dug in and to be fair, I thought we created the chances

and thought we deserved to win the game. The result has earned the Mariners a grand final berth against the Brisbane roar next Sunday. In super rugby, the Brumbies' horror week continues after being dumped at home 31-25 by the boot of Reds flyhalf Quade Cooper.

Cooper converted no less than seven penalties, a conversion

and a drop goal, leading Queensland to their first-ever win in Canberra. Not a good weekend for the Aussie teams - the Chiefs dominated the Rebels 38-10 and the Sharks ripped into the Force 39-12. .

James was slipping into

James was slipping into something more comfortable.

Yes then I forgot Thai ordered some

breakfast and then everyone

breakfast and then everyone sort of turned up and anyway, that's not

something that anyone should have to

see. My breakfast is now arriving. I

thought, because there's a camera

here, I can order everything on the

menu. So breakfast is served. We are

going to sit down and meet the

executive chef here, the exclusive

accommodation here on Hamilton

Island in just a moment but before

we do that, take in some of that

view. It is just spectacular. Even

with a little bit of rain about, it

is a marvellous part of the world

here on the Whitsunday islands.

Let's go to the forecast. Weekend Sunrise weather - brought to you by Crimsafe security screens and doors. If it's not Crimsafe, it's not crim safe.

A trough over the interior of Queensland is causing heavy rain and storms.

Monsoon lows are again rating heavy rain over western Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia interior. A high is directing mild south-easterly winds over the south-east coast whilst keeping the south mostly dry. Now let's take a look at the capital cities.

Brisbane will remain warm with temperatures in the high 20s.

The wet weather is expected to stick around until at least Thursday. Sydney can expect a few showers today and tomorrow, clearing on Tuesday. Mostly sunny for Canberra. Some late showers could develop on Wednesday.

Melbourne should be fine and sunny today but temperatures will decrease over the coming days. A late change on Tuesday should see a brief shower or two. Sunny skies today and tomorrow in Hobart, rain developing Tuesday. In Adelaide, fine and sunny with a top of 32 today.

Showers expected for the rest of the week. More warm weather expected for Perth. With sunny skies and temperatures in the mid to low 30s expected for the rest of the week. And in Darwin, a few showers and afternoon storms which will persist for the rest of the week.

What about this for a beautiful

breakfast. This is James, breakfast. This is

breakfast. Talk me

breakfast. Talk me there sue of these delights in

Firstly, good morning, James.

Welcome to Qualia. Basically this

morning we have got a - composed

healthy breakfast, some muffins on

the end, a beautiful Danish pastry

basket. Some stunning tropical

fruits arranged beautifully. These guys

This is the Goji juice smoothie.

Basically now, I guess breakfast in

all the - when people want to eat

good food for the day, they have

basically position themselves around

the super foods of the world. This the super foods of the world.

This is

This is the'Wild Oats' muesli, eeuld

oats, Bob Oatley wins the Sydney to

habit every year, habit every

habit every Hobart every year. This

is Qualia. We are going to eat, we

are going to feast, we are going to

dine and see you back here in half an hour.

Was James ever going to duck into

any dish other than the'Wild Oats'

It's all very healthy, JT. Can they

do an eggs and bacon if you want if

you want it?

Can you do a big fry up if you want to. Can you do a big fry up if you want

to.? It's definitely there if you want to.

I am in training for a thigh at lion here.

We are not the least bit jealous,

our floor manager does the best

Vegemite toast in the business.

And a mean coffee too

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There is a push to change the

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I love it when you speak French

? Speaks French) You can bet at hundreds of dinner parties around the nation last night parents new and parents-to-be were debating what school little Jack or Georgia would be going to. But there are still places in Australia where the school environment evokes a simpler time. Where kids get their hands dirty and mum and dad are on every committee and organising every sports team. Simon found such an idyllic place in the Numinbah Valley behind the Gold Coast. Simon, we don't often hear about a school like this. How did you find it?

I was driving past. We are on our

way to natural bridge which is

way to natural bridge which is one of the local features, driving past,

saw this place, there is a story

there. There was. Check it out.

The kids have the entire

extraordinary Numinbah Valley at

their backyard. If you are a 7 or

8-year-old boy or girl, who would

not want to go to a school like

this? And who wouldn't want to be

the principal. Simon

the principal. Simon Bliss.

I am Always in awe of what I see

here and I think the children

children value it. They value children value it. They value Peas

and calm of the valley. It came up

in some of our discussions about

what we love about the place today

that the quietness and the beauty

and the greenry.

There were no computers when the

school building was opened to its

first classes in 1934. A single

teacher and 18 pupils, technology

has convinced but with just 14 kids

now, values remain the same.

The school is the ten tyre of the

community. It is really one of those

places where the children benefit

from that because everyone care, not

just the

just the parents You know you are somewhere special

when fundraising includes your own

free-range eggs.

What are you going to do

Collect eggs.

Do you think there will be any there today Yes.

Stupid question, Mr Reporter man.

With dozens of chickens, there are

eggs every day.

There is another one.

2? Don't break them.

It's that connection you wish all

city kids have a chance to experience.

The children here at Numinbah are

acutely aware of the environment

around them. It reflectness their

demeanour when they come to school.

They are a wonderful group of

children and wonderful group of

parents too.

We get to play with the vegetable

garden, grow our own vegetables and

feed the chooks and we get to come

look for the platypus.

Michael spit will is head of the PNC

and chief platypus spotter in the

river behind the school.

We had a big flood that came up to

the road and that killed some of them.

No. I've come here on the promise of

seeing platypus. We have been been

here for half an hour now. I don't

think there is any plas put here

boy, you are having me on.

We have seen them before. OK.

My last school was 11 hundred

My last school was 11 hundred kids,

it was 11 kids,

Daniel is a teacher.

We are sort of mates with the

teachers and you know, it's really a

great thing that we do.

A small but cherished group of kids that want

that want for nothing, including

Japanese lessons. Japanese lessons..

It's a beautiful place to live and a

fantastic place for kids to grow up.

The kids love it. They get to walk

to school and ride their bikes and

just enjoy the country life like it should be enjoyed.

That looks fantastic, I hope Barney

and Rory aren't watching. They will

be lobbying to go there.

It's one of the things, you know,

you think of the my school

controversy that we have it mow controversy that we have it mow,

that looks at numbers and foe ta, it

focuses too heavily on that sort of

thing. This is the holistic

approach. If kids that have

experience of being able to go and

get the eggs, grow the vegies and

stuff, it rounds them off

wonderfully as individuals. It's

something that we are losing. That

is why when I saw this place i would

have loved to have gone to school there myself. How fantastic

A nice bit of responsibility.

Most kids are completely divorced

from the food chain or the life cycle involved.

Completely. So they learn that as

well. It just so happens that the

principal, Simon Bliss as well is

the father of the two girls who

basically won junior'MasterChef'.

Is that right. Is that right.?

The free-range eggs.

They are breeding some smart cookies.

It takes me back to my days at

school. We used to do high jump and

we didn't have a mat, only 24 kids.

So on to the dirt, you just got up,

It sounds like a bit of therapy is

required for that.

It was fun. You know, we were tough.

A little bit scarred.

Did you have compulsory trout

fishing.

We used to ski as our winter support

I love the fact that the

headmaster's name is Simon

headmaster's name is Simon Bliss. How perfect. Sunday's showbiz headlines follow the break including - I'm still sober - no, it's not Charlie Sheen.

David Arquette refuses pain medication

after a head-on collision. And, pregnant, single and proud - Natalie Portman gets slammed for being with child and out of wedlock. Tomm Taylor is our man in Hollywood. Good morning. Actor David Arquette is recovering after being injured in a head-on collision. Is he OK?

Yeah, Mr Court nigh Cox has to slow

down and wear his seat belt. He was

rushing to catch a private flight.

His intention was to travel to Vegas

but a vehicle in front of him, he

was driving his Cadillac x, he

swerved into on coming traffic and

hit a jeep head on. He was taken to

the hospital. He tweeted that he was

recovering and refusing pain

medications and he also tweeted that

the person that I guess he hit head

on, he was surprised that that woman

didn't have any injuries. So, again,

slow down and wear your seat belt

everybody.

I take it the Dragon's blood

reference is to Charlie Sheen?

I think you are absolutely right.

Charlie Sheen is everything in

Hollywood as we speak. An American politics is causing controversy for accusing Natalie Portman of glamourising unwed pregnancy. He's been forced to clarify his statements now.

His name is Mike Huckerbee. He was a

governor of a small state. He would

love to be perfect.

love to be perfect president. He is

not a big fan of'Black Swan' or

unWednesday mothers. He slammed

Natalie Portman where you are

reproducing that you are not with a

partner or a mate. She is engaged so

Huckerbee had to change his attack

saying that he wasn't really talking

about the moral issue but the

economic issue in America of

glamourising reproducing without a

mate or partner. So, Huckerbee, a

little bit Cuckoo, very good picture.

I think if anyone can afford to be a

single mother, it's probably a Hollywood actress.

Alright, Huckerbee, get your

rosaries off my Overies.

Unfortunately that's all we have got

time to talk to you in this hour.

We want to talk about Courtney Cox.

About Gaga with the breast milk icecream.

Yes, yum.

After the break, you

After the break, you news, sport

weather together. You are

weather together. You are watching Weekend Sunrise on the Seven Network. MAN AND WOMAN: (SING) # From little things # Big things grow... # VOICEOVER: For anyone in hospital, tourism and sport, HOSTPLUS is your Industry SuperFund. To find out more, visit industrysuper.com MAN: I promised Liz I'd quit on my 30th. (WHEEZES WEAKLY) I made six weeks when we had Jase. But I got stressed. I quit every new year. I was sure I was gonna stop

before it did me any serious damage. I was so sure. VOICEOVER: Face it. (COUGHS) There's never going to be a perfect time to quit. You have to beat your habit once and for all - now. This program is captioned live. This morning, civil war looms. Colonel Gaddafi fights to gain control as forces loyal to the embattled leader launch fresh attacks. Is Australia becoming the world's most expensive country? The real life Law and Order. We speak to the attorney who defended the world's worst serial killer. Also... What's going on? The company is consolidating divisions. Difficult decisions have to be made in areas where redundancies surfaced. You are firing me? Ben Affleck, down and out in 'The Company Men' - our Movie of the Week. Plus, the shimmer, sparkle and spandex of Mardi Gras. It's Sunday 6 March 2011. This is Weekend Sunrise. Live from Brekky Central here's Andrew O'Keefe and Samantha Armytage.

It is news time. Welcome again to Jess. Good morning. Police are yet to question the face of the NRL Benji Marshall over an alleged assault in Sydney early yesterday morning. The 26-year-old is accused of punching a 24-year-old man outside a McDonald's restaurant, leaving him with a cut to his face. The Tiger's star claims he was provoked into a fight by being racially taunted. Police are looking at security video and the NRL says it will closely monitor the incident. Some of the heaviest fighting since the Libyan uprising began has broken out on the streets of the capital. Rebels say they have pushed closer to Tripoli by seizing a western town - shown here in this amateur video. They also claim they have managed to repel an attack by tanks and hundreds of soldiers loyal to Colonel Gaddafi. More than 190,000 people have managed to flee from the violence as the death toll continues to rise. Clean Up Australia Day organisers have passed on their condolences to the family of a man who died cleaning up the environment. The Melbourne man was scuba diving for rubbish in Port Phillip Bay yesterday when he lost consciousness. He died in hospital a few hours later. Up to 700,000 people are expected to take part in Clean Up events across the country today. A particular focus will be placed on flood-hit areas in Queensland and Victoria. Fire has destroyed the Mumbai home of child actor who starred in the movie 'Slumdog Millionaire'. The fire swept through the slum,

causing people who live in the area to flee on to the street. It's believed as many as 2,000 people have been left homeless. The cause of the fire is unknown. Six people have been killed in a plane crash during a test flight in Russia. The Russian-built airliner came down south of Moscow,

killing the crew members onboard, including the two pilots. The plane disappeared off the radar before it crashed. Witnesses say the aircraft burst into flames

before it hit the ground. Sydney sparkled last night at the annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade. While there was plenty of fun, feathers and fashion, the night also had a more serious message. This is the Saturday night where Sydney really comes out. (SONG) # Go west # We will do just fine

# Go west... #

A night where style is more important than comfort and shirts are always optional.

Happy Mardi Gras! The 34th annual parade headed straight down Oxford Street - loud, proud and beating the drum for equality. This year's theme was 'Say Something' with at least 15 of the more than 100 floats focusing on gay marriage. # Hey baby, I think I want to marry you. # There was a royal wedding, of sorts, and a even a joining of hands by a giant Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott. The crowds lined either side of the glitter strip six deep. (ALL CHEER) More than 1,000 police patrolled the streets keeping the city relatively safe. 18 people were arrested.

They've been for relatively minor offences. Considering the amount of people who moved through the city we find that very pleasing. The majority just wanted to have, well, a gay old time. (SONG) # Y-M-C-A # It's fun to stay at the YMCA...#

I always like doing the YMCA

You do it very well.

Your and I should be on the

organising committee for the Weekend

Sunrise float. We have talked about

it for too long now.

If I am still here. I am only here until next weekend.

We've got a year about it, Jetstar

and Accor have to be informed.

Ow will need a couple of muscle

bound boom operators.

I want to see you just cover with a briefcase.

A well positioned briefcase and a smile.

I want to wear a Deal-ette wig. Really, I want to wear a Deal-ette wig.

Really,? You you had only told me,

you could go home now and organise it.

By the way, I liked really the Mardi

Gras the emphasis on gay marriage.

Helen Razor's oral, saying we have

been repressed for you hundreds and

hundreds years, now you want to see

us married as well. So different

opinions on that in the community.

Let's check some sport. Australia and Sri Lanka have both been awarded a World Cup point after their game was called off due to torrential rain. Shaun Tait and Brett Lee both took a wicket while Steve Smith was on fire with a sharp catch and a run out. I think it might have been a very good game of cricket, to tell the truth. They had batted well. Sangakkara had played particularly well. The Sri Lankan skipper held the key for the home side with an unbeaten 73 from 102 deliveries before the covers were pulled out. Collingwood skipper Nick Maxwell will find out the extent of his injuries today after a solid bump forced him off the field during his side's comprehensive 80-56 win over the West Coast Eagles in the NAB Cup semifinal. Coaching staff don't think the injury is to the same shoulder he hurt last season. No, I don't think it's his shoulder. I just think he had the wind knocked out of him. Collingwood go on to play an unlikely opponent in Essendon in the grand final. The Central Coast Mariners are through to the A-League grand final after this 75th minute goal broke the 0-0 deadlock with Gold Coast United. COMMENTATOR: And it's in the back of the net! Adam Kwasnik has scored for the Mariners with a quarter of an hour to go! (CHEERING) In the English Premier League - Manchester City beat Wigan 1-0 in a brutal clash. Sunderland held Arsenal to a 0-0 draw and West Bromwich trounced Birmingham City 3-1. The Brumbies have been left red faced after Queensland broke their 16-year hoodoo in Canberra. A try to Scott Higganbotham and the accuracy of Quade Cooper's boot gave the visitors a 22-15 half-time lead

before a blistering opening to the second half saw the Brumbies close in. Matt Giteau had a chance to equalise. COMMENTATOR: Giteau off the upright! No, that was out! And well, that could be the difference. And it was - with the Reds claiming a 31-25 victory. Across the ditch - the Chiefs had a convincing 28-point win over the Rebels. The Western Force lost Mitch Inman and David Pocock to injury, going down 39-12 to the Sharks. While the Highlanders beat the Bulls 35-28. After months in limbo, former NRL bad boy Willie Mason will be unveiled by Hull Kingston Rovers this week. Mason has missed the start of the UK super league season after he wasn't allowed to leave Australia because of problems with his visa. And Stuart Appleby is hanging in there halfway through the third round of the Honda Classic in Florida. He's now five off the pace set by South Africa's Rory Sabbatini.

Now, Lisa has emailed to say that I

hope Andrew had a night time at the

national port rat gallery yesterday.

He is much more handsome in person,

says Lisa.

Cheers, thank you, lease, maybe

someone automatic to paint my port

rat. Have you been there

I have, isn't

Isn't it fantastic.

Seeing all those great Australian

identities but the building itself

is really beautiful.

It's inside old Parliament House?

They have moved it to a building

just up the strand, up the way.

Very nice. Back to JT

We have lost JT.

He is having a lovely time in that

plunge pool

He put the audio equipment in the

plunge pool.

Or he has been swallowed up by Teri

towelling. Lovely guy, Teri.

The head of Allianz insurance, I

just have to tell you this, I got my

insurance re null form, the head of

the CEO is called Teri towel. No.

Truly, I kid you not.

Magnificent. That's good.

A bit of fun. Trivia for the day. My -

Are you right? Can I give you a hand?

It's all going to pot now. Why don't

I start. Shall we have a look at the

regional fly around. Give us the sting. And let's take a look at the region fly-around. Storms in Cairns. 30 in Townsville. A warm 31 for Mount Isa. A shower or two in Brisbane. New South Wales - a few showers for Coffs Harbour.

Sunny in Orange. A wet day ahead for Sydney. Sunny in Canberra. Clear skies for Albury. Sunny in Mildura today. A top of 26 degrees in Bendigo. Fine in Melbourne. Launceston can expect a sunny day. 20 in Hobart. A warm day and sunny skies in Adelaide. 28 in Mount Gambier. A top of 29 for Alice Springs. Thunderstorms in Darwin. And in WA - mostly sunny in Kalgoorlie. Fine in Perth. A shower or two in Broome.

This is like instant Karma for

making fun of the

making fun of the head of Allianz insurance.

Yes, mayby Teri towel had something

to do with that. I can't put on my

dress today, I could feel it

slipping off the back of the chair,

it nearly decapitated me.

I think everyone needs to see you

popping it in your backside.

I have to hold them.

Sam is showing what behind the scenes, what happens.

What really goes on

Especially at the Logie, a lot of

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It's smarter and it could save you lots. Violent attacks continue to rage through Libya. Dozens have been killed as Colonel Gaddafi's loyalists encircle rebels in the town of Zawiyah. Seven correspondent Mike Amor is live in Benghazi and he joins me now. Good morning, Mike. What is the latest?

Well, Sam, we travelled out further

to the west of this country where

the rebel malicious a is moving very

quickly from east to to east. They

overran the town of Ras Lanuf. They

went going to a place, which is

about 40 kilometres further on. We

were there today. There were a

number of air strikes on that

particular. One while we were there.

So that sent a scare through the

rebels and through us. They did

manage to shoot down one plane

today. We saw the

today. We saw the wreckage, the

bodies of the two pilots, one Libyan

and the other Syrian, were still

laying in the sand. The rebel Ma'alicious laying in the sand. The rebel

Malitia, they are having some

success in the east. This is

officially civil war now, isn't it?

officially civil war now, isn't it?,

Libya?

Yeah, undoubtedly, there are now a

rebel army that is marching steadily

towards Tripoli and they certainly

hope to attack Tripoli in the coming

days. That may be a little ambitous.

They need to get pass a town called

Seht which is about 200 kilometres,

that is a Gaddafi strong hold. It's

where he was born. There will be

fierce fighting in the coming days

if the rebels plan to take that

town. As you mentioned, zar we ya a

which is about 50 kilometres, the

rebels claim they still hold that.

There was fierce fighting there

yesterday, at least 30 people died

there yesterday but one thing is

certain, that the government has

that town surrounded and there is

going to be more fighting in the

coming days. So a lot

coming days. So a lot still'Up In The Air' here, Sam.

OK, Mike, there are reports today

that Britain could step in and

intervene, what would this mean?

Well, it's difficult to know what

the solution is here with as far as

the western world is concerned. Can

they provide a no supply zone? Can

they put troops on the ground here?

I can tell you that most Libyans are against troops on the ground,

foreign forces here. So it's very

difficult to know. The Libyans

mostly say they want to solve this

crisis themselves. They want to

conduct this revolution on their

own. It's going to be very difficult

for them because they are still are

undermaned compareded to Gaddafi's

forces in Tripoli.

We will have to leave it there.

Thank you Mike for bringing us up to date. Just when you think it can't get any more bizarre Charlie Sheen has released his latest home videos on NBC'S Dateline program revealing he's turning to retail. Sheen is planning to make T-shirts, calling it his "master plan".

How much do you want to sell the T

shirts for, $

shirts for, $23. shirts for, $23.99.

It depends if I am smiling in the

photo oh it's like 10 grand. photo oh it's like 10 grand.. The TV star also showed off his shrine to his son Bob who was removed from his care last week.

This is the actual room for Bob that

was holding the other night as I put

him in the car. So as a little

shrine, much like in a locker room. shrine, much like in a locker room..

It was a thing of beauty. So what to make of this latest video? Entertainment reporter Jonathan Hyla joins us live from LA. Good morning Hyla. T-Shirts, really?

First of all I like how you are

putting Gaddafi and sheen in the

same segment, to stick all the

crazies together. T shirts, you know

what, honestly, he shot this home video himself. He is a little bit smarter than that. This is kind of him having fun with us, making a

couple of bucks of T shirt money on

the side. I don't think this is his

master plan. The way it

master plan. The way it was edited

was a little suspect. He think he

has bigger grander plans. Do has bigger grander plans.

Do you get the feeling that Charlie

is just going to town on the public?

Having a lend of us all with his insanity? 100% insanity?

100%. I was debating this with my

friends last night whether he is

really crazy or this is all

calculated. really crazy or this is all calculated.'Two And A Half Men'

calculated.'Two And A Half Men' is shut down for the rest of the season

but the Charlie Sheen show, is still

going on strong, 100% and you see

it, you see it through the Twitter

followers. You see it through all

the interviews that he does. Charlie

Sheen is on fire, he is having fun

with us. He took that character

on'Two And A Half Men' and now he is

portraying it in a reality show.

He has 1.

He has 1.5 million followers on

Twitter. What gems of wisdom has he

been bestowing on the faithful?

Last night we learned that for a

couple of hours, one of his

goddesses were kicked out of the

house but thank God she was brought

back in. Now Charlie is doing

something really fun. Anyone who is

a fan of Chuck Norris. Knows there

are a lot of Chuck Norris out. He

can count to infinity twice. Charlie

Sheen Has gone to these types of

jokes. When cocaine wants to party,

it does Charlie Sheen and I wake up

and I'm like wow, I'm Charlie Sheen

and you're not, hash tag winning.

Who doesn't love this stuff.

Would you be surprise Fed you woke

up and you were Charlie Sheen? Holy

moly. I was just reading in the pay

her here that Charlie is planning to

head off to Haiti as if that poor

country lastn't is youred enough. What is What country lastn't is youred enough. country lastn't is youred country lastn't

country last hasn't suffered enough.

What is the plan if

If he steps feet feet on that place,

Sean Penn will punch him in the

face. Keep it in Los Angeles where

we can handle it

He may be giving away T shirts to

those in need. You never know. See you Jonathan. Thank you, guys. Ask any Aussie family and they'll tell you the cost of living seems to be going up. From bread and milk to cars and houses, prices seem to be increasing. But how does Australia compare to the rest of the world? We've done the sums and the conversions. We've found it's more expensive to buy a litre of milk here than in the UK, US, Canada and New Zealand. When it comes to soft drink - a 2 litre bottle of Coca-Cola is more than double the price in Australia compared to the US. And if you're a fan of burgers, it'll cost you 70 cents more to buy a Big Mac here compared to America. So why are Aussies paying so much?

Saul Eslake is ANZ Bank's former chief economist. He joins us now. Good morning, Saul. After crunching the numbers this week, it appears we're paying more for a lot of items.

Anyone who has travelled overseas to

America will know that's true. How

can the cost vary so much

Some of it is due to the strength of

the Australian dollar. If you used

not today's exchange rate but say,

the average exchange rate of the

last 10 years, which for the US

dollar would be about 75 cents, then

a good deal, though by no means

a good deal, though by no means all of the difficulties between some of

prices you quoted a moment ago would

disappear. So, just as Australians

find that things are remarkably

cheap these days when they go to

say, London or New York, compared

with what it would have been with what it would have been ten years ago, so correspondingly,

things in Australia are more

expensive if they are converted back

into British pounds, US dollars or even New Zealand dollars but that

doesn't explain all of it. Some of

it is due to differences in wage

costs for example, in re taming,

typically, Australian retail workers

are paid between about 17 and 24

dollars an hour. In the US typical

retail hours are as low as $

retail hours are as low as $7 an

hour. That doesn't explain the

difference with Britain, where their

wages are at least as high as yours wages are at least as high as

wages are at least as high as ours.

Cost of space that retailers occupy

is another factor. Typically,

Australian retailers pay higher

rents for floor space than they

rents for floor space than they do in the United States. That's partly

because of where stores are and the

scale or size of which they operate.

On the other hand, there

On the other hand, there are some

things that I just can't explain n

relation to the price of bread.

Given That wheat is the biggest

ingredient of bread, it's really

surprising that the two places in

your survey with bread is by far the

most expensive are Canada and

Australia which are the biggest wheat exporters.

There is something in there. As a

result of Australia's natural

disasters, fruit and veg prices have

jumped. Is this fair on families do

you think?
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