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(generated from captions) This morning - Julia Gillard behind Tony Abbott Labor hits a new low with as preferred prime minister. Perth warned to brace and flash flooding. for destructive winds powers through Plus, Aussie teenager Bernard Tomic to the Wimbledon quarterfinals. with Monique Wright. VOICEOVER: This is Seven Early News Good morning. below Tony Abbott Julia Gillard has slipped as preferred prime minister the top job a year ago. for the first time, since taking up According to the latest Newspoll the most unpopular modern leader Ms Gillard is now at his lowest point. since Paul Keating Mr Abbott as PM 40% of people would prefer with only 39% backing Ms Gillard. the prime minister's performance Voter satisfaction with is at a record low of 28%. jumped 7 points to 62%. Dissatisfaction this morning A land search will begin in South-East Queensland. for a rockclimber missing hasn't been heard from The 39-year-old Toowoomba man since last Thursday. in the Moogerah Peaks National Park He'd been camping in his car and climbing on Mt Greville. yesterday found nothing. An aerial search for the man for the welfare of a Victorian man There are grave concerns in the South Australian outback. believed to be missing home in Ballarat from Darwin Jason Richards was due to arrive for his son's birthday. on Saturday from Coober Pedy eight days ago His family missed a call and haven't heard from him since. please try and contact us, If you can get to a phone we love you we miss you. He's got his kids and Jessie here. Police say or accessed his bank accounts. Mr Richards hasn't used his phone a multi-storey house Fire has ripped through on the Gold Coast overnight. property in Southport around 11:00. Emergency crews were called to the a section well alight They arrived to find from spreading. but managed to stop the blaze As you can see, is predominately still intact a lot of the building for these type of buildings which is a really good save very, very quickly. 'cause they tend to burn was being used by squatters It's believed the house but no-one was inside at the time. Perth is on alert this morning flash flooding for destructive winds, and even possible tornadoes. the city mid-morning A strong cold front is due to hit packing winds of up to 125km/h. volunteers are on stand-by. 150 fire and emergency service are still cleaning up Parts of the city a mini tornado last month. after being hit by on charter flights $5.2 million has been spent detention centres to and from Australian in just six months. between Christmas Island, Sydney, Detainees have been transferred and Curtin in WA. Melbourne, Darwin, Adelaide, Leonora has also spent $275,000 The federal government upgrading the airfield near Curtin. $800 million immigration blowout The money forms part of the revealed in the budget. to strike next Monday Qantas engineers have voted and improved safety standards. demanding better job security in favour of industrial action 81% of union members voted offering to provide strike breakers. but in an unusual move the union is Qantas engineers can defy the strike double their normal rate. as long as the airline pays them of getting the point across The Union says it's a way without inconveniencing passengers. as a blatantly cynical stunt. Qantas has dismissed the offer swimmer Nick D'Arcy will continue A damages claim against former in a Sydney court today. Simon Cowley is suing D'Arcy Commonwealth Games gold medallist at a Sydney bar three years ago. after being hit in the face with serious facial injuries. The king hit left him from Olympic swimmer Eamon Sullivan Yesterday the court heard when the incident happened. who'd been sitting with Cowley It was three years ago it happened. or the finer points. I don't remember the exact details of up to $750,000. Cowley could receive a payout Brothers of a man who died during NRL grand final celebrations after a struggle with police today. will give evidence to a coroner at St George Leagues Club The incident happened where Steven Bosevski died with a police baton. after being repeatedly hit The autopsy revealed of heart disease and the drug 'ice'. his death was from a combination the possibility The coroner will examine of overcrowding at the club reasonable force. and whether police used minimum education standards The federal government will look at for school chaplains. in contravention of the rules. while others are preaching to be reviewed by the government. The controversial program is about I guess my expectation is in a school environment that whoever's working an appropriate level that they should have of training and qualification. program has proved very popular Mr Garrett says the chaplaincy and will be expanded. has powered through Australian teenager Bernard Tomic to the quarterfinals of Wimbledon win over Xavier Malisse. after an impressive straight-sets At only 18 years old, in history he's the fourth youngest male final eight. to make the competition's Michael Felgate has more. Monique, it was another stunning performance from Tomic. At 18 years of age, a qualifier into the event he is into the quarterfinals. No 18 has done that since goren Isonoivc amch he it is amch. It was such a cool, calm has done that since goren Isonoivc amch he

collected effort. He was never under stress or pressure and won dominantly in three sets, up Xavier Malisse who has been around dominantly in three sets, up against for a long time. He reached the semsy final said in 2002. He had no answers. I caught up with Bernard when he stepped off court. There was a lot of nerves for this match. It was the biggest match of my life to get into the quarters, I am speechless. You are in the last 8 of the Wimbledon Grand Slam, something you have dreamed of? It is the biggest thing, I irk would hard when I was a young kid, I am so glad it paid off. Now he takes on the world No. Now he takes on the world No.Two, Djokovic. The form player. He Djokovic's game well, they are hitup part Djokovic's game well, they are hitup Djokovic. The form player. He know

partners and practise together a lot. He knows he may have the game that can threaden Novak Djokovic. In the meantime, we can bask in another great Australian tennis player who has surfaced. Prince William and his new bride Kate enjoyed a day out at Wimbledon. The couple made a surprise visit to cheer on British player Andy Murray. But all eyes were on the Duchess who wore a white pleated dress. If I had of known they were coming I would have shaved 'cause I was thinking to myself, I came off and I was, like, sweaty and very hairy and I said to them, like, "I am very sorry, I'm a bit sweaty". Kate has been a Wimbledon fan for years. And checking the weather around the rest of the country now - Some local fog then mostly sunny in Melbourne. Hobart, morning frost and fog. As we mentioned, Perth, rain, and very windy. Coming up on 'Sunrise' at 6:00am - fears of a fresh gangland war as innocent Melbourne families live in terror. But next on Seven's Early News, a massive whale beaches itself in South-East Queensland. Plus, accused murderer Amanda Knox dealt a blow at her appeal. That's next. When the bubbles touch my tongue, it's like I'm floating in the soft breeze, carried by miniature hot-air balloons. No, no, no - more like a parade of flying silk dolphins. It's just you, your mouth and Aero. that became beached on the Gold Coast. It's believed the animal died after getting caught in shark nets off Main Beach. The coastal tides eventually brought its body to shore. Weighing around eight tonnes and measuring seven metres, large excavators had to be used to pick the mammal up and place its remains into a container. the disappearance of a section of coastline near Fraser Island will only be temporary. Part of the beach at Inskip Point suddenly vanished over the weekend. National Parks says it's happened before. Maybe within a month people may be driving along there again. it's not a sinkhole but it's unclear what caused the phenomenon. Police are looking at whether billionaire mining magnate Nathan Tinkler was specifically targeted by thieves over the weekend. Yesterday his $500,000 Ferrari California was found torched at Raymond Terrace, north of Newcastle. The thieves managed to get into his beachfront mansion through an unlocked sliding door. Tinkler and his family were at home asleep at the time. There's been a major blow at the appeal trial for an American student convicted of killing her housemate in Italy four years ago. A key witness has told the court he believes Amanda Knox is guilty. Amanda Knox entered the courtroom today hoping last week's surprise testimony from a child killer could help set her flee but it didn't. Today, speaking in Knox's appeal for the first time, Rudy Geude, convict would Amanda Knox for the murder of her English room mate, Meredith Kercher provided no help. Last week, another prisoner, Mario Alisa said Amanda wasn't present at the killing but today, Rudy Geude said it wasn't true and Alessi had lied. But why? The lawyer today put it down to simple prison gossip. The biggest question is DNA. Amanda was convicted partly because of her DNA on the murder weapon, the knife, but now it is being reexamined. Experts will report to the court in days. It will take days. It will take another four weeks before the rumgts are made will report to the court in three

public. That could be the key in Amanda Knox's appeal that could decide whether she walks free or public. That could be the key date

spends another 23 years spends another 23 spends another 23 years in jail. The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi. He's wanted for crimes against humanity including killing and torturing civilians. Warrants also were issued for Gaddafi's son and brother-in-law. Knew that their conduct was part of a systematic and widespread attack against the civilian population. The Libyan Government has already made it clear that it rejects the court's authority. Thousands of people have been killed during the recent conflict. China has showed off a new high-speed rail line. The Beijing-Shanghai express will cut travel time between the two cities by half, to just five hours. The record-breaking bullet train speeds along at 300km/h, slightly slower than its designed top speed. A handbag which once belonged to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is about to go under the hammer. The black Aspery bag is expected to fetch around $150,000. She was photographed with it The handbag became her trademark, with Lady Thatcher rarely seen without one. An asteroid the size of a small house has hurtled past earth overnight. The asteroid named 2011 MD passed over Antarctica about 11:00pm Eastern Time. It was 12,000 kilometres away but that's still closer than global positioning satellites. Even if it had been on a collision course with earth it would have burnt up in the atmosphere before reaching the ground. Checking your First Finance this Early News: Coming up on 'Sunrise' at 6:00am - the major breakthrough for migraine sufferers. But next on Seven's Early News, all the overnight action from Wimbledon. And the injury toll mounts for New South Wales ahead of the Origin decider. That's next. Julia Gillard has slipped below Tony Abbott as preferred prime minister for the first time since taking up the top job a year ago. Fire has ripped through a multi-storey house on the Gold Coast overnight. And a damages claim against former swimmer Nick D'Arcy will continue in a Sydney court today. Now it's over to Mark Beretta with all the day's sport. Thanks, Mon. Good morning. How good is Bernard Tomic? Fantastic, Mon, no doubt about it. Bernard Tomic is on a quarterfinal collision course with world number two Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon. The 18-year-old brushed aside Belgian Xavier Malisse in straight sets last night, becoming the youngest player to reach the last eight at the All England Club since Boris Becker. The Bernard Tomic bubble is showing no signs of bursting. COMMENTATOR: He is reading the play so early. The 18-year-old was simply on a different level to Xavier Malisse. Oh, what a forehand to get the break. It took just 1 hour and 21 minutes for Tomic to power into his first grand slam quarterfinal. You're in the second week and quarterfinal of a major, it just tells you the work's paid off finally. Tomic faces the toughest test of his career in the quarters, up against some-time hitting partner Novak Djokovic. Oh, that's incredible from Djokovic. Will he ever have a finer point? The world number two dispatched Michael Llodra in straight sets but isn't expecting a free ride into the final four. He's been beating some great players in this tournament Quite comfortably, so it is going to be an exciting match for both of us. What a match it is going to be. You know, to play against a guy like him, who is two

him, who is two in the world, it does get better than that. Britain's hopes of a home-grown winner are still alive after Andy Murray eased past Richard Gasquet in straight sets. But it was a day of huge upsets in the women's singles, headlined by Marion Bartoli's straight-sets victory over defending champion Serena Williams. One of the wins of her life. Sister Venus also crashed out in straight sets to Tsvetana Pironkova and world number one Caroline Wozniacki fell in three sets to Dominika Cibulkova. Roger Federer has moved a step closer to his seventh Wimbledon crown after overcoming a sluggish start against Russia's Mikhail Youzhny. The Swiss Master lost the first set but quicky found his rhythm, triumping in four sets 6-7, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. Defending men's champion Rafael Nadal is locked in a tight battle with heavy-hitting Argentinian Juan Martin del Potro. Nadal leads 2-1. Our live and exclusive coverage of the 125th Wimbledon Championships continues tonight from 10pm eastern on 7Two Check your local guides for more details. Ricky Stuart's worst fears have been realised with three more members of his Blues squad now in doubt for Origin III. Jamie Soward, Ben Cray and Glenn Stewart were injured during St George Illawarra's win over Manly in Wollongong last night. Soward tweaked his hamstring while scoring the match-sealing try, prompting renewed calls for Origin to be played on a stand-alone weekend. It would give us a chance to play for our clubs And also get the right amount of rest and recovery to play, you know, what's the biggest game of the year. Mark Gasnier and Steve Matai almost came to blows twice and an alleged kick from Jason King left the Dragons fuming. Kyle had put the ball down Four or five metres and someone comes and making a collision with him, it is him, it is about as deliberate as you will get. South Sydney will decide today whether to fight the dangerous throw charge threatening to rub Maroons prop Dave Taylor out of Origin III. Last night's victory has moved the Dragons into outright second, one point behind the Storm. The Sea Eagles have dropped to third. Competition is fierce in the bottom half of the ladder with the Warriors, Panthers and Rabbitohs sitting just outside the top eight on points difference. Western Bulldogs star Justin Sherman says he's extremely ashamed and embarrassed after admitting to racially abusing Gold Coast rookie Joel Wilkinson. The Bulldogs and the AFL acted swiftly on the matter, suspending Sherman for four matches and fining him $5,000. I recognise that what I said was offensive Degradeing and very hurtful, and for that, I sincerely 19-year-old Wilkinson is believed to be devastated by the repeated abuse. That's all for now. I'll be back with more sport a little later in 'Sunrise', Mon. Next on Seven's Early News - a closer look at how the weather's shaping up in your part of the country. how the weather's shaping up around the country. Melbourne, some local fog then mostly sunny. Hobart, morning frost and fog. Perth, rain, the chance of a storm and windy. And that's Seven's Early News for this Tuesday. I'm Monique Wright. Stand-by now for 'Sunrise'. Supertext captions by Red Bee Media -