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(generated from captions) and trams to run around the clock. The plan to make buses, trains traffic chaos in Melbourne. A semi-trailer crash threatens from needy families. The thieves who've stolen Christmas That's why the lady is a tramp # big announcement for Australia. The music legend and his and we'll take you there live. We've tracked him down (SONG) # Reach out for the sunrise # Reach out for the sunrise. # this is Sunrise on Seven. Right across Australia, From Brekky Central, Kochie and Mel. eat this, not that. Also this morning, about diet How everything you've been told is about to thrown out the window. Yep, just when we thought we got the hang of it. What do you know with this sort of stuff anymore? Nothing. with breaking news from Melbourne. But we're going to begin Here's Nat. of major delays this morning Melbourne drivers are being warned Monash Freeway was closed after part of the city's following a truck crash. is at the scene. Sunrise correspondent Nick Etchells Nick when did this accident happen? It happened just before midnight. What happened is a semitrailer weighing 80 tonnes, travelling at 80km/h has hit a pylon on an over pass, it has destroyed the pylon, though it is still standing, it is pretty wrecked. The truck was slung into different pieces, one of the trailers ended up across the road, thankfully it didn't hit anyone on the way past. It stopped traffic in both directions, the engineering have to come in and the police helicopter has to photograph it. The main artery into Melbourne closed and closed until probably this afternoon. We are seeing pictures now, it looks horrendous, run atlous the areas? Between Glen Waverley and Mulgrave? What are police saying to drivers this morning? It is very close to the springveil road and Eastlink, which two of the main north / south roads, so they are really not giving a lot of direction at this point, they are directing people off towards east link and Springvale rr road, from there on, you would say the roads are pretty clogged, if there is another way to get in today, that. another way to get in today, take Thank you for the report from the scene. As we say the roads remain closed until at least midday. Opposition claims Julia Gillard has denied crafted to shore up her leadership. that her new Cabinet reshuffle was her frontline team The shake-up expanded from 20 to 22 ministers first female attorney-general, and brought in the nation's Nicola Roxon. former backbencher, Bill Shorten, Ms Gillard's key backer, and portfolio. was handed the workplace relations into the Cabinet, She's, ah, injecting some new blood responsibilities. she's changing some people's a very good balancing job. I think she's doing Governor-General Quentin Bryce The Prime Minister will ask tomorrow. to swear-in her new ministry investigate alleged fraud Queensland police admit they didn't last year by a Health Department worker after receiving a tip-off. Queensland Health yesterday Premier Anna Bligh dismantled was arrested after employee Joel Barlow $16 million from the department. for allegedly stealing more than a similar crime in New Zealand. He reportedly committed straightforward process It would have been a fairly his background in New Zealand. for us to have checked senior procurement officer today. Police are expected to charge the leaking gas bottles are to blame Authorities say refrigeration mechanic for the death of a 25-year-old in Melbourne yesterday. goodbye to his family Giuseppe Cosentino had just said outside his home. when his work van exploded and laughing. Friends say he was always happy Joey was the best guy. in front of him. He had his whole future great friend to be around. Great friend, yeah, He's going to be missed a lot. no-one else was killed. Police say they're amazed The blast was felt 5 kilometres away to dozens of homes. and caused damage in Melbourne this morning A state funeral will be held Sir Zelman Cowen who died last week. for former governor-general at the Temple Beth Israel The funeral is being held 66 years ago. where Sir Zelman was married head of state for seven years The 92-year-old was Australia's in 1977. and was sworn-in by Malcolm Fraser as one of the country's top lawyers He'll be remembered within the Jewish community. and a leader in Croatia's countryside And a family to a whole new level. has taken the Christmas spirit with more than 1.2 million lights. They've decorated their home Linking just over 112 kilometres, transformed into a Christmas dream. the 6-hectare property has been to set up the display It took six months he's consulting a plastic surgeon. Coming up - Shane Warne admits Stay tuned for that. But first here is Kochie. Go the solar power on your Christmas lights this year, it could cut down the bills. the bills. Finance now and reality lights this year, it could cut down has set in to the global market after the spin from the euro summit on the weekend. The Dow is down over 200 points. Credit rating agencies Moody's and Fitch said the summit did little to ease the pressure on struggling economies. The point we made yesterday. All very well to plan for the future but how are they going to ease the pressure on them now? To our region yesterday, we were up.

commodities overnight. As well as markets dropping, so have housing loans rose in October. The number of new owner-occupier But it's bad news for builders has fallen as loans for home building for the fourth time in five months. Morning. Savanth Sebastian is a CommSec. from the recent rate cut? Will home building get a lift Yes, Kochie, I think we are starting to see signs that potential home buyers are doing the sums looking at buying houses. But at the buyers are doing the sums and moment it seems like Aussies are buying established homes or apartments and that is not helping the construction sector. The construction sector is a big multiply or flow-on on effects for the Australian economy. The Reserve Bank would be aware of that. As long as we have got a depressed construction sector it won't be good for the Australian economy. For global turmoil, the Reserve Bank will probably look at further rate cuts, perhaps one in February next year. But the house prices are falling and until you start to see things effectively slow down and start to turn around in the housing sector I think it will be a modest recovery just yet. Thank you for your Christmas card too, from you and Craig too. It is lovely. You are welcome, Craig is actually in Noosa at the moment, holidaying for two weeks. Half his luck. Appreciated that from Craig and Savanth. Also, Tony Abbott's Christmas card has come out. A lovely photo of the family. La-di-da, very flash. Included is him on his bike as well. There you go. Isn't that good? A promotion for his pedal power. Is anyone finding Christmas cards slow this year, compared to last year? Talk about that later. Time for sport. Mab people don't like me as much. Don't take it personally, gee... Opener Phillip Hughes appears certain to be the first casualty of Australia's substandard batting performance in the second Test against the Kiwis. on Boxing Day and skipper Michael Clarke admits every batsman is under the microscope. As I've said before it's not good enough, as batters, it's our job to make runs, we got to do it more Shane Warne says the burnt hand he suffered while cooking breakfast yesterday isn't serious. The 'Spin King' is confident he'll be fit to tackle Chris Gayle and the Sydney Thunder this weekend. High-profile duo Brendan Fevola and Leon Davis are expected to be overlooked at the AFL pre-season and rookie drafts today. Former St Kilda defender Zac Dawson is set to officially link with Fremantle but the Dockers are unlikely to find a spot for Aaron Sandilands' younger brother, Chad. Travis Tuck, the only player to be suspended under the AFL's illicit drugs code, could be rookie listed by Melbourne. Robert Allenby is keen to end his simmering feud with Geoff Ogilvy at this week's Australian Masters. Allenby left a message on Ogilvy's phone apologising for comments he made about the performance of his team-mates at the Presidents Cup. The feud almost erupted into fisticuffs at the Australian PGA. World number one Luke Donald is outright favourite for the Masters. Good to see everything just settling out amongst our Aussie golfers, bury the hatchet, off you go. Christmas spirit. Yes. In your back, got a bit fiery. Up. Grant has all today's weather from thefore shore at glebe? Shoo yes, rez elis where we are. The former wharf area, if you come across the Anzac Bridge in Sydney, all Got it all covered for you this morning, see you in half an hour. Thank you. Our exclusive with Tony Bennett. And the government that said no to extra public transport to help taxpayers get home safely after their Christmas parties. But next, the victim of a vicious bashing and attempted rape takes on her attacker in court. I survived. You have simply victimised yourself. Her amazing story is coming up on Sunrise. that you'd normally see on a courtroom drama like 'Law and Order'. A victim of a vicious bashing and attempted rape has confronted her attacker in court. Most victims in sexual assault cases want to protect their identities. But as you're about to see, one brave woman took on her assailant as he was being sentenced. Michelle Franzen reports. Facing her attacker inside this Tampa courtroom. My name is Heidi Elizabeth Damon. I have a name, I have a name that will go on forever. And not holding back. I survived. You have simply victimised yourself. I will be free for the rest of my life. You will be a prisoner for the rest of yours. Heidi Damon personally delivered a message to Javon Cooper on the day he was sentenced for trying to rape and kill her. I am not a victim. I am the victor, the stronger and the winner. It's been two years since Damon was brutally attacked during the day in this parking garage in Ybor City while walking to her car. Damon testified Cooper grabbed her from behind while she was talking on her cell phone, choked her and caused her to pass out. When she came to, her pants and underwear had been removed and she was bruised and her eyes remained bloodied for weeks afterwards. Tell me your name. Jevon Copper. Prosecutors say her assailant, just 16 years old at the time of his arrest, and heavier, likely got scared when she lost consciousness and fled. You did this horrible thing to me and you allowed yourself to go to the dark side. Well, you know what? You had a choice. Confronting her attacker, experts say, played a huge part in the healing process. There's a feeling of empowerment. There's a feeling of, "I'm not alone". Just Just incredible. Amazingly powerful. Encourage. Michelle Franzen reporting. Cooper and his lawyers agreed to the prosecution's plea deal of 15 years in prison, followed by 10 years probation. But Damon says her attacker will have a lifetime to think about her words. Very brave. Still to come - the climate-change sceptics recruiting schoolchildren to fight their cause. And the female Labor leader taking one last shot at holding onto power. Plus, Shane Warne's on-camera admission. Went to a plastic surgeon. Had my first consultation with a plastic surgeon, Hang on, hang on. That's coming up on Sunrise. At iSelect, it's easy to find the right health insurance from our wide range of health funds. He's doing it for me right now. I'm talking to him. And he's telling me which policy, out of a whole bunch of policies from different health funds, is right for me. So get us to do the hard work for you. Decide right at iSelect today. That one's your one. Merry Christmas! Oh! Oh. Oh. We'll do it. Shame. Ohh. Maltesers - the lighter way to enjoy Christmas. All fans in their huge range are fantastically reduced. Only at Beacon Lighting. Making news this Sunrise - a radical shake-up of Queensland's troubled health department. Premier Anna Bligh says Queensland Health is beyond repair so she'll split it in two. Her decision comes after police arrested a man who allegedly ripped off $16 million. And it follows the ongoing problems with the department's payroll system and the Jayant Patel scandal. So we'll see whether that is the answer. Also front-page news is the dry New Year for many revellers in Sydney. And it has nothing to do with the weather. Alcohol bans will be imposed on more than 40 popular harbour-side vantage points for the city's annual fireworks display. Organisers say the booze ban will help address the problems of public drunkenness and anti-social behaviour. Good. I didn't think we had a huge problem on New Year's Eve? Yeah. It feels every time we do a story on the next day, they say people were quite well behaved in Sydney. A couple of hot spots in the Rocks and that is it. That is good, but there are 60% of sites you can still have alcohol, but if you are a family with little kids, 40%, I reckon that is kids, 40%

terrific. Yeah. It is scary for little kids when you get big boofheads. There are a lot of areas we avoid for that reason, it is intimidating. are facing a long wait Festive revellers in Melbourne or a long walk to get home. The 'Herald Sun' reports a report the Victorian Government has ignored buses during the party season. that recommends extra overnight may not be the answer, And getting a cab a shortage with the taxi industry blaming on drivers. on a rise in violent attacks After 7:00 we'll take a closer look public transport around the clock at the idea of running in our major cities. there would be enough demand. But it got us wondering whether or train home after a big night out? Would you be prepared to catch a bus I think probably the surveillance technology makes it safer, you feel more comfortable, but trying to get a cab at this time of the year is just about impossible. Public transport, you still got to get from the station, where they stop to your home. So it means walking through the streets by yourself and a lot of women may not be prepared to do that. A lot have the park and ride thing. So a lot of the train stations and the bigger bus stops are next to parking area. But if you are planning on having a few drinks, which is why you get public transport. The idea it feed people out and the cabs stay local. I think buses around the clock could be a good idea. for these guys. And you'll want to work are handing out millions The country's most generous bosses to hard-working staff. in cash, holidays and luxury cars Stefan Ackerie Flamoboyant hair salon owner new Mercedes cars and a ute. rewarded staff with four a total of $3 million in bonuses While Kennards Hire's boss gave to 850 employees. at Di Bella Coffee And one lucky barista was handed a round-the-world trip was given a BMW. while another staff member Wow! Great. Haveio scored nicely cris this is with a bonus? Well done. Send us a Facebook message from tuvany or whenever you may be. Tells about bosses who are getting into the Christmas spirit. Good on them. this morning Shane Warne's making news after a visit to a plastic surgeon. with his face. But it had nothing to do in a cooking accident The 'Spin King' burnt his hand to professional cricket just days before his return in the Twenty20 Big Bash. So Warne sought expert help. Went to a plastic surgeon. with a plastic surgeon, Had my first consultation Hang on, hang on. Well, actually, I saw him again. how's this look? No, I thought this is good, about my hand. I'm going to a plastic surgeon Warne is confident he'll be right this weekend. to play for the Melbourne Stars later in the show. We'll have more on this His bowling hand. Shouldn't he Cooking snags. protect it?

Going to go out for egg and bacon roles. Cook with gloves on. I don't know, look after that hand. The upside, he is cooking at home, that's great. Maybe he shouldn't. set to change what we eat. Coming up - the new diet rules or wet and cold? And, sweltering heat We have the official Christmas forecast. But next, the Monash Freeway closed in Melbourne a bridge pylon. after a semi takes out on Sunrise. An update is straight ahead You have cancer of the lung. Mrs Whiteley, I'm very sorry. than hearing this from your doctor? VOICEOVER: What could be worse Saying it to your children. Um... SONG: # Don't think twice! # VOICEOVER: Your favourite roast chicken quarter combos Red Rooster delicious free desserts. now come with one of these SONG: # Don't think twice! # The man behind the empire. News time now though, here's Nat. major delays this morning Melbourne drivers are facing Monash Freeway was closed after part of the city's following a truck crash. between Glen Waverley and Mulgrave The Freeway is shut the Ferntree Gully on-ramp after a truck hit a pylon supporting around midnight. and debris Authorities are cleaning up fuel to the ramp. while engineers are assessing damage is expected to remain closed The section of freeway until at least midday. what caused the accident. Police say it's unclear hasn't been sworn in yet Labor's newest Cabinet minister but he's already facing tough questions about his promotion. the workplace relations portfolio Bill Shorten was given in yesterday's cabinet reshuffle. But the Opposition says topple Kevin Rudd last year. he only got the job after helping But did you get your job get hers? because you helped her of the position I've got, I...I believe in terms about me and what I can contribute. the Prime Minister's made a view has also been promoted. Julia Gillard's ally, Mark Arbib, as small business minister. He'll take over Queensland public servant A 36-year-old with fraud today is expected to be charged more than $16 million after allegedly stealing from the state's health department. A 3-day manhunt ended yesterday was found unconscious when 36-year-old Joel Barlow at his Brisbane unit. imaginable The greatest breach of trust by the master of deception. Premier Anna Bligh has announced in the wake of the fraud scandal. she'll dismantle Queensland Health gangland lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson The former partner of charged with murder. will face court today Lansley Simon turned himself in to police at the St Kilda headquarters late yesterday. Homicide detectives are expected to charge him of a 38-year-old man over the murder in Cockatoo earlier this month Paul Thornell in the abdomen It's alleged he stabbed with a bayonet the victim's father and driving off. before threatening Magistrates Court today. He'll front Melbourne's have issued a dire warning Health experts that a poor diet is killing our nation. Australians are being told they need to double the amount of vegetables they eat or risk chronic disease. The recommendation is part of the Australian dietary guidelines which are being relaunched today. 62% of Australian adults are currently obese, with the disease accounting for more than 56% of deaths. Energy-dense foods are being blamed for the epidemic. Doctors say one-third of chronic diseases can be entirely prevented by a healthy diet. Sydney's most famous tourist, George Clooney, is heading back to Los Angeles after enjoying a private dinner at the exclusive Shangri-La hotel last night. The Hollywood heart-throb addressed a luncheon yesterday about his humanitarian work. Clooney also answered a few private questions at the function. The world's most eligible bachelor will jet off this afternoon after spending three days in the Harbour City. Finance news now

agencies Moody's and Fitch say the euro summit over the weekend was Finance news now and credit rating

indecisive over the debt and failed to ease the pressure on struggling euro economies. It sent market south overnight.

at the English market as well. The DAX, in percentage terms, double the The German market was down and look

percentage drop that is happening on the Dow at the moment. Have you got a boat? Own a boat? Boat valued at over $ Boat valued at over $25,000? Well the Australian Tax Office is getting the records from the insurance companies of every boat valued at over that amount, 110,000 of them, that will declare the type of boat, how much you paid for it and match it against your tax return to see you could have really afforded it. it against your tax return to see if If you have a boat valued at over $ If you have a boat valued at over $25,000, maybe just double check on the tax return. Very thorough, the ATO. Yep, what a pain. India is looking to inflict more pain on the wounded Aussie line-up in the Boxing Day Test. Indian skipper MS Dhoni believes the series is his side's best chance to upstage the Australians on their home soil. I think that's one of the reasons, you know, the missing big names, because most of the people, they are thinking that this is our best chance. Dhoni is confident there'll be no repeat of the controversy that marred their last trip Down Under in 2008. Wests Tigers winger Lote Tuqiri wants to keep playing beyond next season even if it means heading back to Rugby Union. The dual international has been dogged by injuries this year and is currently recovering from wrist surgery. He'll be fit for the start of next season and is adamant the Tigers can provide him with his second NRL premiership. In what's being touted as evidence of football's shifting power base, China's Shanghai Shenua is set to sign Premier League star Nicholas Anelka. The Chelsea striker will make the move during next month's transfer window in a deal that will reportedly net the French international more than $300,000 per week. Most people starting to wind down this time of year but not our weather guru, Grant Denyer, trying to work out what is going on in the skies above us and what is happening Christmas and Boxing Day. Tough call. It's not an easy one. She really is an unusual pattern, looking at the rain fp rainfall if the last couple of days and since summer began, extraordinary. Gosford, had 106 mL until 9am, Waroonga in Sydney had just over 100 mLs as well. It will clear off today and we will have showers but it will be along the coast. There will be scattered showers this morning bringing up to 10 mLs. Another spot with heavy rain, Perth, a big storm last night brought 36 mLs in just half an hour, pushing now towards South Australia. The rest of the country is quite stable. As the one over Sydney moves east and the one over Perth moves east, some of the conditions will return to normal but it is still a tough one. As we look at the forecast now. Sunrise Weather for Beacon Lighting's Fantastic Fan Sale. All fans in their huge range are fantastically reduced. Only at Beacon Lighting. A deepening low over the Tasman Sea will generate strong winds and heavy showers and storms along eastern New South Wales and Queensland. An associated trough is triggering showers and isolated storms in the Northern Territory and WA. Ji try and say Woroonga bh it is this cold and in these conditions? OK, see you in half an hour. When we come back - calling in the fashion police. The officers ordered to smarten up their act. And, what does a princess give for Christmas? Mary hits the shops in Hobart, next. SONG: # Don't think twice! # VOICEOVER: Your favourite Red Rooster roast chicken quarter combos now come with one of these delicious free desserts. SONG: # Don't think twice! # # The loving # Yeah # The loving # Sydney through the Jetstar Skycam. A shower this morning, and 20 degrees. Not the greatest weather, if you're holidaying on the harbour like Microsoft whiz Bill Gates. The software billionaire is renting a luxury home at Vaucluse on the harbour for a family holiday this Christmas for $25,000 a week. Good morning, Bill. Melbourne drivers are facing major delays this morning with part of the city's Monash Freeway closed over a truck crash. Sunrise correspondent Nick Etchells is at the scene. Nick, what sort of chaos has this created for commuters? This is an absolute nightmare. Monash Freeway is the main arterial in fraukt south-east, tens of This is an absolute nightmare. The

thousands of cars come every day to make their way into the city. It is usually a slow run and today it is no run at all. A truck has collided with a pylon on an overpass bridge.

The impact was so great the truck split in two. You can see from the pictures the damage it has done to the pylon. From both directions. They need to bring engineers to check the bridge and the police helicopter needs to film it. They are saying that road will be closed at least until lunch-time or perhaps the early afternoon. It will be a very difficult run in for anyone coming in from there. Hopefully commuters are watching it before they head off to work. So relax, take more time over your cup of tea and probably lunch time. Victorian police will need to adhere to strict dress standards from next year. The state's new police chief, Ken Lay, has issued rules that ban facial jewellery, ponytails and handlebar moustaches. But critics say he's taking it too far. The problem I have is the sense of priority that's being demonstrated in relation to this issue. The Police Association has also had complaints from members who say the new guidelines are discriminatory. Joining me now is workplace relations lawyer Sian Ryan. Good morning. Are employers allowed to enforce rules about appearance? Yes, they are. It is quite common to see an employment contract that has a clause in it requiring you to maintain professional dress standards, for example, some industries, there are very strict regulations. So people who work in the sun have to cover up. People who work in heavy industry have steel cap boots. But there are standards of decency that remain. Employers can direct employees to maintain a certain standard. The book ends is that it is a lawful direction and reasonable direction. We get back to the definition of reasonable that would change from industry to industry but accusationoffs discrimination, is it fair some I must say I haven't read the entire Victorian guideline but you could not require someone to dress, for example, in a manner that is inconsist with their right to practice freedom of religion or require someone to discriminate on grounds of sex, it is quite common for women to make complaints they are not provided with women's sizes, for example, in areas that are ally male, so mining for example. But keep in minds, it is not discrimination to be directed to cover up tattoos or take out facial peeringss mism What about ponytails? I gather that is blokes and handlebar moustaches. It seems a little extreme but I don't think you would meet the strict legal definition of discrimination, unless of course it was based on a religious practice, for example. Hopefully these aren't under cover police or it would make them stand I think it would defeat the purpose, out.

absolutely. Thank you. Thank you, Kochie. And, just on clothes over the years, by American high schools we've covered attempts wearing low-slung pants to stop teenage boys and showing their underwear. Bans just aren't working handing out belts so now one school has started to boys with saggy pants. Until now, been sent to the principal's office. kids with their undies on show had There you go, a bit of lateral thinking. Without wanting to show my age, how do they keep them up. Like the guy on the left, wouldn't you walk along and your pants fall down. You are so old, be hip, it is not about keeping them up. OK, good point. Keep it real, homey. You are so hip. Let's talk about something else. to improve their food choices Australians are being told to healthy eating. with a revised national guide to cost the economy Obesity alone is estimated over $8 billion each year. aren't following And thousands of Aussies of the major food groups. the recommended daily intakes So what are the new rules? with everything you need to know. Nutritionist Susie Burrell is here Good morning. We thought we got the pyramid we all learned for years which is out the window. Take us through the window. Take us through the foods we should eat? What is important to know these are draft guide lines so it has taken a long time toget to this point but it is more specific. So the recommendation is eat more fresh fruits and vegetables but focus on the brighter colours because they are better for you. When it looks at cereals and breads for energy, whole grain. White is not good enough grain. White is not good enough. So the oat-based cereals, the whole brain breads, brown rice and pasta because they offer numerous nutritional benefit. Meats need to be lean. So foods like pastry, things that you have tried, foods high in saturated fat, keep things that you have tried, fast them at most once a week and dairy foods, once people reach the age of two, they need to be low fat. The only benefit is you get more saturated fat from full-cream dairy. It is safe for everyone over. The age of two to choose low-fat dairy. The foods to limit, bad foods, age of two to choose low-fat dairy. The

fried. The obvious things but the good thing about the guideline they are specific. So they said sugar, and drinks need to be eliminated in the diet. Limiting the fast food, high in saturated fat and salt. Only once a week, cut back on salt, sodium, the saturated fats and the sugars, they are linked to obesity, cancer risk, and heart disease so the guidelines are more specific targeting those things in the food. you think, over all, looking at the So they are the limit one.

new guidelines, I feel like we are So they are the limit one. What do

getting lots of messages, is it the answer? They are for everybody so they to be broad. Nutritionally they are They are for everybody so they tends getting specific with sugars, and salt and alcohol, so I like that. The less of these you have in your diet the better. In previous years it has been general. We know it deep down but it is nice to see it written clearly, bump up more fresh fruits and vegetables, whole gains and less saturate fats, fried food and sugars in the diet. The fact it is costing the economy $ The fact it is costing the economy $$8 billion a year. The fact it is costing the economy $$

It is commonsense but it is good to have a reminder. Thanks for reminding us. for Christmas. Princess Mary is getting ready with her sisters, Patricia and Jane, She was spotted shopping in Hobart. in her home town for several days, The Princess has been Prince Fredrick and their children. Prince Fredrik and their children. visiting family and holidaying with joins me now. 'New Idea' editor Kim Wilson Good morning, Kim. Do we know what was on her shopping list? Well, I think a lot of Christmas presents were on the list. Hopefully some Aussie stuff to take home for the family in Denmark and spread it around the royal family. Koalas, kangaroos? Yes, hopefully lots of stuffed animals. Fabulous. Now, our Mary, she has captured our heart. What has she been up in Hobart. She was incredibly busy with her official duties in Melbourne and Sydney, e she has been keeping a low profile in Hobart, West Hobart, with the family. Her sister Jane lives there. They have been to the beach, Mary drove the car, move over fedric rr, she is driving the people wagon with the security guys in the background. Mane he had a few drinks and she was the designated driver. Growing up as a royal he has probably only driven superyachts and not good with a wagon. She is pretty normal. We are incredibly proud of Mary, she looks the part on the world stage, cared about, works for charities, four beautiful children but she is also still an Aussie mum who can put on the flat shoes and go down the beach and throw the kids in the back of the car. She is great, good to see you. I still wish she would would use cobber or flamen'. You don't know what she says behind palace Lost the accent. palace walls. News is coming up. Then, no more long cab queues. The plan to make public transport run 24/7. again. And, here come the 'Men in Black' team up for a third instalment. Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith Your sneak peek is next on Sunrise. (MECHANICAL HUMMING) (CLICK!) (THWACK!) (BANG!) (MECHANICAL HUMMING) (CLICK!) (THWACK!) (BANG!) (WHIRRS) (CLICK!) (LOUD ROCK MUSIC PLAYS) a new battery and charger You don't need to buy every time you buy a new tool. available at Bunnings Warehouse. RYOBI ONE+, Sanity, great service, great value. There are things out there you don't That is not the lie you told me when need to know.

you recruited me. I promised you the secrets of the universe, nothing more. What other secrets there? K. I am looking for K, a surly older gentleman, he smiles like this. He has been dead for over 40 years. Here take this, all you have to do is jump. Eye want me to jump? Time jump. Ahhh! Now, try to curb your enthusiasm because it doesn't open until the end of next May, something to look forward to. Too right. One of the could be packing up and moving to Too right. One of the Kardashians Dallas? It could happen, Khloe's husband, Lamar Odom has been tradeed to the Dallas Mavericks so maybe it will be safe to go back to Los Angeles. But she is sad about having to move away from home but the way to handle it, take a camera crew with you, so her show will continue and they can take Dallas by storm. And Coby brilliant has Tweeted his disappointment at being traded as well. A big part of the Lakers? Yeah, well, if our basketball season gets started, it has been delayed by negotiations. Cirz day. Stay warm, great. The plan to make buses, trains and trams to run around the clock. A semi-trailer crash threatens traffic chaos in Melbourne. The thieves who've stolen Christmas from needy families. # That's why the lady is a tramp # The music legend and his big announcement for Australia. (SONG) # Reach out for the sunrise # Reach out for the sunrise. # Right across Australia, this is Sunrise on Seven. From Brekky Central, Kochie and Mel. Also coming up, the first official forecast for Christmas Day. So you knewhat to Excellent. But right now, Nat has the news. It is 7 o'clock, leading So you knewhat to wear.

the news, the closure of a major freeway in Melbourne. Drivers in Melbourne are facing a nightmare commute this morning with part of the city's Monash Freeway closed over a truck crash. Sunrise correspondent Nick Etchells is at the scene. Nick, how busy would that road normally be? Jerk you can see behind me the road with no cars, normally it is at a stand still at this time of day with cars crawling along the freeway, 10s thousands of drivers make their way every day. They won't do it today, crawling along the freeway, 10s of

it is closed in both directions, just before midnight, a semitrailer hit a pylon on an over pass on the bridge you can make out there, the split, it split the truck in two and sent concrete, large pieces of concrete flying everywhere. A couple of things to do before they reopen the freeway. One is get the engineers to check the bridge, that is small job. The big job removing the pieces of concrete all over the road in both directions. is small job. The big job is

Thankfully, no-one was injured in the accident but they are saying it is going to be early afternoon before they manage to clear it up and can reopen the road. What about the rest of the cars? Where are they going? Is it causing traffic chaos in other parts of Melbourne? One of the problems here is there is no good alternative to the Monash if

you are coming from the south-east. So they are dwrting traffic off and beyond that, the drivers are on their own. The subsidiary roads into town, you can bet are not moving very fast at all and chalk alock. If you are -- the answer to to head to the nearest train stegz and head in that way. Thank you, we will check in later. Julia Gillard says her new-look Cabinet is the right mix of new talent and wisdom to pursue government priorities in the coming year. Three new Cabinet ministers have been announced, including Bill Shorten, who takes on the high-profile portfolio of assistant treasurer. Tanya Plibersek and Mark Butler have also stepped up to Cabinet roles. Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says the reshuffle exposes a lack of authority. Queensland police failed to follow up a complaint made against a heath department worker accused of a $16 million fraud scam. Joel Barlow is expected to be charged today. The Queensland Premier has dismantled the state's heath department in the wake of the scandal. Anna Bligh has run out of patience with a bureaucracy shrouded in scandal. Enough is enough. From today we begin the process of abolishing Queensland Health as we know it. The Premier has ordered Queensland Health be split in two. One agency will focus on front-line health care, the other will look after the corporate service. Our front-line health workers, our doctors, our nurses, our health professionals have in many respects been failed, by corporate Queensland Health. And one man in particular - the state's 3-day manhunt for Joel Barlow ended yesterday when the 36-year-old was found unconscious in his luxury unit. He was taken to hospital and treated for a drug overdose. The senior procurement officer at Queensland Health disappeared on Thursday. as detectives descended on his workplace. They wanted to question him about $16 million missing over 3 years. Barlow was a known Brisbane socialite with famous friends and a multimillion-dollar wardrobe. I did, at times, always wonder where, like, where all the new Louis Vuitton outfits and things were coming from. If convicted, prison jumpsuits could be his only fashion statement. Hundreds of mourners are expected to attend a state funeral for former governor-general Sir Zelman Cowen today. The funeral is being held at a temple in Melbourne where Sir Zelman was married 66 years ago. The 92-year-old was Australia's head of state for seven years and was sworn-in by Malcom Fraser in 1977. He'll be remembered as one of the country's top lawyers and a leader within the Jewish community. Two former 'News of the World' journalists have faced the phone hacking inquiry to discuss workplace practices at the tabloid paper. Undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood told the inquiry he took great pride in uncovering criminal and moral wrongdoing. For the last three weeks those affected by phone hacking and the excesses of the press have had their say at the Leveson Inquiry. Today it was the turn of the journalists who worked at the now-defunct 'News of the World'. Among them was Neville Thurlbeck. Formerly the 'News of the World's chief reporter, he was arrested in April on suspicion of phone hacking. the inquiry didn't ask him about phone hacking but he did talk about his role on some of the paper's most famous stories. That included a piece about David Beckham's alleged affair with Rebecca Loos. We decided there was huge public interest in that matter because the Beckhams had been using their marriage in order to endorse products. Many of the 'News of the World's most famous scoops like the investigation into corruption in the Pakistani cricket team were carried out by the paper's so-called "fake sheikh", Mazher Mahmoud. The press were kept out of the inquiry this morning because Mr Mahmood's role as an undercover reporter means he needs to keep his identity secret. But he insisted his methods in exposing others had always been justified. I'm proud to have jailed paedophiles and arms dealers and drug dealers and paeod... and the likes - that's my motivation. The picture painted today by journalists who worked at the 'News of the World' was of a paper whose most famous scoops showed British journalism at its best - something those at the receiving end of some its methods may well dispute. Coming up - the plan for 24-hour public transport. But first here's Kochie. Finance news now

over 200 points for most of the session after credit agencies Finance news now top the Dow is down

Moody's and Fitch have poured cold water on the euro summit last weekend saying it didn't ease pressure and it was indecisive on debt. To our region we were up on our major indices. We should take a bit of a drubbing today after the lead from overseas. When commodities come down, well, so do we as a currency. Just over parity against the green back. Time for sport. Here's Beretts. Opener Phillip Hughes appears certain to be the first casualty of Australia's substandard batting performance in the second Test against the Kiwis. Hughes is at long odds to play the series opener against India on Boxing Day and skipper Michael Clarke admits every batsman is under the microscope. As I've said before it's not good enough, as batters, it's our job to make runs, we got to do it more often. Shane Warne says the burnt hand he suffered while cooking breakfast yesterday isn't serious. The 'Spin King' is confident he'll be fit to tackle Chris Gayle and the Sydney Thunder this weekend. Robert Allenby is keen to end his simmering feud with Geoff Ogilvy at this week's Australian Masters. Allenby left a message on Ogilvy's phone apologising for comments he made about the performance of his team-mates at the Presidents Cup. The feud almost erupted into fisticuffs at the Australian PGA. World number one Luke Donald is outright favourite for the Masters. High-profile duo Brendan Fevola and Leon Davis are expected to be overlooked at the AFL pre-season and rookie drafts today. Former St Kilda defender Zac Dawson is set to officially link with Fremantle but the Dockers are unlikely to find a spot for Aaron Sandilands' younger brother, Chad. Travis Tuck, the only player to be suspended under the AFL's illicit drugs code, could be rookie listed by Melbourne. Beg day on the water too in the lead-up to Sydney-to-Hobart, the big-boat challenge so a feel for how the big boats are doing, like 'Loyal', and 'Wild Oats XI'. Let's check with Grant A bit of wind kicking for the boats, to get a sense of things on the harbour. As we stand, what has to be one of the great locations of Sydney in terms of unused land with premium views. We are at Glebe Island, Anzac Bridge, enormous slab of territory which used to hold all the cars that came from overseas, unused dock came from overseas, unused dock area that look back toward the harbour bridge and someone has smartly gone this would be an epic location for New Year's Eve party but Sydney's Resolution party will be held here, this would be an epic location for a

classic acts and names, all of have been on Sunrise, Jamiroquai, classic acts and names, all of which Culture Club, pseudo echo, Pet Shop Boys. And the tickets are on our web site, look at that, unobstructed views of the bridge. Look at that, as we look at the forecast this morning. Sunrise Weather for Beacon Lighting's Fantastic Fan Sale. All fans in their huge range are fantastically reduced. Only at Beacon Lighting. Well, there st no more docking here of ships anymore, it is just to be one night of a fantastic party and enormous line-up of of ships anymore, it is just going

international and enormous line-up of international acts. It will be sensational to be a part of. Yeah! Back to the '80s, love Yeah! Back to the '80s, love it. Yeah, flash backs. We are going now, will leave you to dance quietly and privately. Just back to our developing story from Melbourne - there's a live shot of Melbourne's Monash Freeway, which is normally bumper-to-bumber traffic at this time of the day. But, the Freeway's closed between Blackburn Road at Glen Waverley and Springvale Road at Mulgrave after a truck smashed into a pylon. Victoria Police say it will be at least lunchtime before the scene's cleared and the road reopens. We'll check back in with our reporter on the scene a little bit later on. There's a push for public transport to run around the clock over the festive season. It's been put forward by former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett. He says it'd also make getting home cheaper and safer, not to mention ending those long waits for a taxi. Professor Graham Currie is a public transport expert from Monash Uni. Good morning. Is running public transport in the middle of the night a feasible option? Well, we have to be careful about the costs. But you know, we have a 24-hour economy. We have a very successful inner city area growing young population who want to successful inner city area with go out. It makes sense to support 24-hour economy with a 24-hour transport system. Jeff Kennett only said from over the weekend period and at this time of year, the festive season. Do you think people would actually use in the middle of the night? Is it safe? think people would actually use this

Well, we know this because already the taxies are under a great deal of stress. The major form of transport at weekends at this time of year is car travel. But after midnight, more than 50% of car drivers have had a drink and more than 40% of road deaths occur between midnight and 6am. Providing an alternative too car makes sense for road safety. Do you think it is something the government will feasibly look at. I know people who avoid going into the city areas on the weekend because getting home is the biggest issue? Yes, people are worried about safety on public transport. But the opinions surveys people are more concerned about taxi queues than safety on public transpor. We know think governments will support it because there has been an increase in services and getting popular, night buses in Melbourne have grown 30% useage in five years. Major cities, New York, London have 24-hour transport system, try p time for us to grow up. And the cost of security, I imagine there would be a charge on top to pay for security? But that wouldn't be e norm sns We have to be careful about costs. We do need better security at that time. One of the many things we have to build inthis but there are strong economic reasons and safety reasons for having an alternative 250 private cars at thet time. Thank you, we will see what happens with the idea. The Prime Minister has announced a major shake-up of her front-line team. Julia Gillard promoted several of her key supporters. The biggest winner was Bill Shorten who becomes the minister for employment and workplace relations. and current Health Minister Nicola Roxon is to become Australia's first female attorney-general. A bit of history there. Joining me now is Seven political reporter Alex Hart. Good morning. Were there any surprises? There were a couple. The first being the elevation of Mark Butler to the cabinet as the minister for mental health, ageing and social inclusion. A recognition of his good efforts and the fact the government wants to make it a priority next year and backs in the funding it has committed to mental health over the next few years. But the expans of the size of cabinet from 20 ministers to 22 to accommodate Mark Butler, Tania Plibersek and Bill Shorten. It led to calls Shorten. It led to call Julia Gillard was only able to sack one minister, being Kim Car and tried to push out Attorney-General, minister, being Kim Car and she Robert McClelland. He lost his portfolio but got a new one, thanks largely to the support of South Wales right faction which largely to the support of the New Prime Minister wisely didn't want to up set. South Wales right faction which the

A lot of jostling between the factions. Bill Shorten the biggest winner. He was one of the major supporters of Julia Gillard in the coup over Kevin Rudd but also a lot of other supporters got a leg up? The main one was senator Mark Arbib, another so-called faceless man to get a leg up. He gets the job of assistant treasure and keeping the sport portfolio which many ministers like to have. It was a recognition, sure that both Bill Shorten and Mark Arbib removed Kevin Rudd and installed Jake Gyllenhaal as Prime Minister. It could be seen as a reward for loyalty but both are pretty good performers for the government. Bill Shorten has done well with disability and superannuation and the Prime Minister needed a good salesman on industrial relations. He is the man and will be able to better sell the policy and better attack the opposition on the issue as well. Kevin Rudd stays as Foreign Minister to keep him travelling and out of the country. Look, will the whole reshuffle be enough to save Labor at the next election? I wouldn't have thought, in and of itself, the reshuffle would be enough. Largely the same people are steering the Labor ship at the moment. There is a long way to go to get the government back on course. We saw that yesterday with the polling numbers going backwards after a relatively good few and months for Labor and lot of that has to do with the Kevin Rudd issue. after a relatively good few weeks

But the Prime Minister wants this reshuffle to sharpen her ability to sell her message. All of the new cabinets ministererize good communicateers and time will tell, as all things, whether they are up to the job. Thank you for the update. Low lives have tried to ruin Christmas for a Queensland charity and the needy families it supports. Lighthouse Calvary Care in Loganholme, near Brisbane, was targeted by thieves with food destined for a special community event trashed and thousands of dollars in cash stolen. We had donations come in over the last week, now they're all gone. If they'd needed help, they could have just come to us and asked us for help and we would help them. The charity was planning a Christmas party for 200 people this Thursday night but that's now under threat. Let's meet the couple behind the charity. Ron and Debbie Hill, good morning. Debbie, tell us a bit more about what these thieves got away with. What they didn't take they trash snd Yes, that's true. They damaged a lot of goods that were in our to be used for the dinner as well. Just let off the fire extinguisher of goods that were in our freezers

for no reason. Smashed our glass freezers and threw goods all over the shop and took trolleys load of mainly junk food away. They left the freezer door open so what was left in there went off. Gosh, they made a mess. Ron, tell us a bit about who depends on your charity and how it will affect what you do in the lead-up to Christmas? Yes, there is probably around 1,000 families a week that we help families a week that we help in the greater Logan area and also we go out to the country, Yous Nest and mill meren so there are -- Milmeran, about 200 families. The big event on Thursday night, will it still go ahead? Can you make it happen? We have to make it there are so many people. Last year there was a mum who was suicidal. I We have to make it happen because

heard later during the year, her whole life was transformed by that one night when she felt like somebody special and somebody valuable. We put down the red carpet and the mayor and the state and federal members come and served. It is a 5-star event and it transforming for people who have nothing. It has to happen, because, it just has to. We will make it happen, somehow. You know what? We are You know what? We are going to put details on our web site. Thank you! If there is anybody watching, you do amazing work, and not everyone has a happy Christmas. It is a tough time for lot of people. If anybody is watching and you want to donate money or food to go to this wonderful event, we will put you in contact. Sorry it has happened. Thank you, am thy ng thayou for thy ng thayou for your thy ng thayou for your support. Thank The official weather forecast for Christmas and Boxing Day is now out. Senior meteorologist Tom Saunders is at the Weather Channel. Tom, good morning. It's been an unseasonably cold start to summer. Is it going to go through toChristmas? Yes, some parts of Yes, some parts of New South Wales have had the coldest start to summer on record. Sydney, the for 51 years. Sydney won't hit above 25 if the next seven days and Canberra similar temperatures. A wet lead-up to Christmas for many parts of the country. Perth picked up 40 mL of rain overnight, the heaviest in 60 years. Heavy rain will continue over southern WA for the next 24 hours and heavy rain in South Australia on Saturday. Moving Saturday. Moving east to New South Wales and Victoria on Sunday and Monday. But for the Christmas period it should be dry for southern parts of the country. So if you live in Perth, Adelaide, Canberra or Hobart, no significant rain for Christmas no significant rain for Christmas or Boxing Day. With higher temperatures? Well, probably looking at maximum temperatures around mid20s for southern Australia. So Perth for Sydney, but Hobart will only hit 20. The most likely capitals for rain are Darwin, Brisbane and Sydney, too early to say how much rain. Brisbane will hit 30 and Darwin bill be in the low 30s. Boxing Day? Similar. It should be dry through the south, which is typical for this time of year. The maximum temperatures arounds the mitt 20s for the southern -- - mid20s for the southern capitals and Darwin showers and possible thunderstorms. Thank you, Tom. Of course, you will keep updating it as wi get closer, thank you, mate. Damn! Thank you. George Clooney has sent Australian women into meltdown. George! I am a cook. Sorry, I am just a bit star-struck. No, he is, he actually looks at you and says, " looks at you and says, "Hello." The Hollywood star finally gave fans what they were waiting and paying for at a business conference. And this morning we've tracked him down. Coming up - the mania and the man behind the empire. We'll take you live to his Aussie hideout. Shane Warne's big comeback could be under threat after he burnt his fingers cooking breakfast. The Melbourne Stars' 'Spin King' tweeted this picture of his blistered fingers yesterday. Warne is preparing to return to professional cricket in the Twenty20 Big Bash League this weekend. But he failed to line-up with his team-mates when they took on cross-town rivals The Renegades. Beretts, what's the latest on his hand? This is his bowling hand! He should have protected it. Maybe a glove at breakfast time would have been the answer. The most watched hand. It looks nasty from the injuries. He burned it while cooking breakfast yesterday morning. He decided to go out for the egg and bacon roles now, but this is what he said to say last night. On " night. On "Inside Cricket" night. On "Inside Cricket". Went to a plastic surgeon. Had my first consultation with a plastic surgeon, Hang on, hang on. Well, actually, I saw him again. No, I thought this is good, how's this look? I'm going to a plastic surgeon about my hand. Basically he drained all the blisters and then he cut a millimetre or so of skin all down where it was burnt, where the blisters were, so it wouldn't fill up again. And that's it, bangs it up so it wouldn't get infected and we're ready to go. Not good. It sounds gross. It does sound bad. Burns are very severe injurys and it could be a while. He is meant to play Saturday, the first game on Australian soil in five years His team, the Melbourne Stars and the big bash league will take on Sydney Thunder. They say they expect Warnie to play, but pretty hard to think looking at the pictures he will. He is certainly keen to play. And Liz Hurley is coming out for Christmas so maybe a bit of love will heel it. Can hardly wait. Ahead, the climate sceptics recruiting schoolchildren to fight their cause. And, a live report from Melbourne after a semi takes out a bridge pylon and closes the city's major freeway. Like this Nintendo bundle for just $199. 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Nick this is the only motorway connecting the south-eastern suburbs to the city. How bad are the delays? Well, it is certainly the major freeway, talking tens of thousands of people every hour coming along this road. The delays, we don't have exact times yet but thinks have just gone from bad to worse. We have got the accident that you can see at the pylon, and in the last few minutes, there has been another traffic accident on the Princess Freeway, inbound, six or 7 inbound, six or 7 kilometres closer inbound, six or 7 kilometres closer to the city. That would be the main altern taov if you had to goat off the Monash. So people getting

diverted and another traffic accident there. I think the ride into the city from here will be counted in hours, not minutes this morning. We are getting a lot of e-mails saying where on saying where on the Monash? Where when is it expected to reopen? Blocked at the Fernfree Gully on ramp, on the Monash-freeway. They are blocking traffic at Springvale Road inbound and Blackburn Road out bound. They are doing the clean up, removing concrete. They are saying it won't be open now until early afternoon. OK, Melbourne roads in a bit of chaos this morning, thanks for the update. Labor's newest Cabinet minister hasn't been sworn in yet but he's already facing tough questions about his promotion. Bill Shorten was given the workplace relations portfolio in yesterday's cabinet reshuffle. But the Opposition says he only got the job after helping topple Kevin Rudd last year. But did you get your job because you helped her get hers? I...I believe in terms of the position I've got, the Prime Minister's made a view about me and what I can contribute. Julia Gillard's ally, Mark Arbib, has also been promoted. He'll take over as small business minister. The former partner of gangland lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson will face court today charged with murder. Lansley Simon turned himself in to police at the St Kilda Road headquarters late yesterday. Homicide detectives are expected to charge him over the murder of a 38-year-old man in Cockatoo earlier this month. It's alleged he stabbed Paul Thornell in the abdomen with a bayonet before threatening the victim's father and driving off. He'll front Melbourne's Magistrates Court today. Changes have been made to Australia's official dietary guidelines amid warnings that obesity is killing our nation. 65% of Australian adults are now obese, with the epidemic resulting in 56% of deaths from chronic disease. Energy-dense foods are being blamed for expanding waistlines. It's really important they're wholegrain, so white is not good enough anymore. We need to make sure they're oat-based cereals, wholegrain breads the brown rice, brown pasta because we've recognised they offer nutritional benefits. The new guidelines encourage Australians to double their intake of greens, nuts and fruit. Finance markets have turned on Europe. Credit rating agencies Moody's and Fitch say the uro summit over the weekend did little to ease the pressure on struggling economies, in fact, they said it was indesisive on debt. It has sent markets plunging. The Dow Jones is down over 200 points at the moment. The US budget deficit came in at $ The US budget deficit came in at $137 billion. That was just for November. The Aussie dollar is buying parity against the green back. Time for sport. Here's Beretts. Thanks, Kochie. India is looking to inflict more pain on the wounded Aussie line-up in the Boxing Day Test. Indian skipper MS Dhoni believes the series is his side's best chance to upstage the Australians on their home soil. I think that's one of the reasons, you know, the missing big names, because most of the people, they are thinking that this is our best chance. Dhoni is confident there'll be no repeat of the controversy that marred their last trip Down Under in 2008. Wests Tigers winger Lote Tuqiri wants to keep playing beyond next season even if it means heading back to Rugby Union. The dual international has been dogged by injuries this year and is currently recovering from wrist surgery. He'll be fit for the start of next season with his second NRL premiership. Premier League leaders Manchester City are off to a blistering start in their blockbuster clash against Chelsea. Mario Balotelli silenced the Stamford Bridge crowd with a clincial finish inside the opening two minutes. A win will move City 8 points clear at the top of the ladder and pile more pressure on under-fire Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas. Let's get a check of the weather right now as we go to Grant, down on the edge of Sydney the edge of Sydney Harbour this morning for what will be a sensational New Year's Eve part e where sensational New Year's Eve part e sensational New Year's Eve part sensational New Year's Eve sensational New Year's Eve party where you are standing. It was a car park, with one of the best views in Australia. Looking at a couple of major bridges, the Sydney skyline, you can imagine the fireworks how primo it will look. The classic bands of the last couple of decades, like Culture Club, Pet Shop Boys, Jamiroquai. If you you look at the weather, let's go (sings) go west see what I did? Mixed up the Pet Shop Boys. So Perth, a huge amount of rain, and a lot of that activity is sliding is sliding towards South Australia, we have seen a lot of rain South Wales, 110 mLs in Gosford, it we have seen a lot of rain in New is pushing east and going to sea. So conditions will start to clear as we look at the forecast. What's making news for Beacon Lighting's Fantastic Fan Sale. All fans in their huge range are fantastically reduced. Only at Beacon Lighting. A deepening low over the Tasman Sea will generate strong winds and heavy showers and storms along eastern New South Wales and Queensland. An associated trough is triggering showers and isolated storms in the Northern Territory and WA. So, if it is going to be a So, if it is going to be a funky night in funky town, Pseudo Echo, great band. We have had them on the show a couple of times. You can't help but get your toes tapping when they come on the show. More than that. You get the leg warmers out and break into dance with Culture Club. You might need leg warmers just for warmth. What moves would you What moves would you bump out there is Not very good ones. Do you have a signature move from the '80s. No, just a hair You sure? Come on... No, just a hair brush. Shortly, we reveal just who leaves their Christmas shopping until the last moment. Boys... Have you done all yours? Well... Boys... Have you done all yours? Well.... We are getting there. We're planning. Beretts? Yep, starting soon. We are putting the thought into it first. It's about the process. And George Clooney mania, we are live to his Aussie hideout. # Move like Hey, how'd you blokes finish up the other night? Pretty rough. Oh, it was huge. Uh, Michael, go and get your old man a beer, would you? (PHONE RINGS) Michael, are those snags ready yet? In a minute, love. Barry, Barry! How'd you blokes finish up after the other night, hey? Pretty rough. It was huge. Oh, Jake, go and get your old man another beer, would you? 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The alternative, you would be diverted on to the princess highway but there is reports of an accident there as well. -- Princes You have got a hong hall ahead of there as well. -- Princes Highway. you coming in by car. We will give eye another update in ten George Clooney has wrapped up his commitment in Australia. He spoke at a leadership conference in Sydney yesterday. Sunrise correspondent Edwina Bartholomew is outside George's hotel, working, not stalking. Eddy, did he cause the mayhem expected? Working, stalking? A fine line and I might be walking right on it. Given he? Justin Bieber of your generation, it was a fairly subdued re