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(generated from captions) And the TV ads we all love to hate. at Dancing with the Stars. behind the scenes Plus, confessions and tears solarium instructions to the letter. that this woman followed the And what makes matters worse is Also, burnt to a crisp. in a moment. and we'll meet some of them Something may happen to them. kids venture out into the real world. The mums and dads who won't let their paranoid or protective? Also tonight, is closer than you think. the end of Australian-made products the end of Australian-made products a simple illustration to prove that In a moment - I'm Naomi Robson. Hello and welcome to Today Tonight. Goodnight.

how to cross a street. but wouldn't know the inner workings of a computer, We are now raising kids who know who are being protected from reality. and to a generation of kids Now on with the program, those supermarkes. They won't frequent then they'll vote with their feet. and that includes country of origin, that they want, is not carrying the products that the supermarket And if they believe based on their own values. People will make their mind up for their products. unless they find new outles survive Some people will not be able to It will shake up the industry. at Monash University. from the Centre for Retail Studies Here's Amanda Young there will be hundreds more. No doubt, that is just the beginning. and we suspect at Coles and Bi-Lo stores It has being taken off the shelves Devondale Cheese, a local company. Murray Goulburn's famous and here is an example - something had to give, in generic brands, Now, to make way for this explosion Frozen peas - also Belgium. Frozen chips - Belgium. Green beans - China. Sultanas - Greece. Dried apricots - Turkey. Long-grain rice - Thailand. Peach slices - Greece. Corn kernels - Thailand. Baked beans - United Arab Emirates. Canola - Malaysia. home brands - Now to the Woolworths-Safeway home brands - Coles cocoa puffs - New Zealand. Coles wheat flakes - New Zealand. Coles spaghetti - Italy. Farmland asparagus - China. Farmland apricot spread - Denmark. Farmland rice - product of Thailand. So what have we got? that are Australian-made. for products you can see there is a worrying trend And when you look at the labels, of all food sold in this country. companies account for more than 80% And let's not forget, these two Coles and Woolworths home brands. And here's a sample of the will soon be generic or home brands. on the shelves Up to one third of all products really going on in supermarkets. a simple illustration of what's But first, most complained about commercials. The official list of the

just for the sake of doing it. Didn't even know them, and stabbed them in the back. just somebody's come up I've had friends who have had it - I've heard of it, just walking along the street. stupid random attacks on people well, we've just got to see how many Nowadays it's - to the female toilets. I insist he comes with me Okay. That's a very good question. your 10-year-old son? What do you do for your son - Not ever. Never would I let them go alone. is public toilets. One of her biggest bugbears drugs, traffic. she also fears violence, weapons, about perverts and paedophiles, Michelle is not only worried child and basically whisk them away. Somebody may walk up and grab my What is it that you're afraid of? the skills to deal with them. and to learn that they've got to cope with life's ups and downs to learn that they're able on that opportunity Children are losing out we may be doing more harm than good. by cocooning our kids, Evelyn Field says Child psychologist and author we tend to guard more. and whatever we have, behind their little fences, to everyone in their little boxes neighbourhood type of society from a village community I think we're moving modern life has to offer. from every conceivable danger and protecting them wrapping her kids up call a cotton-wool mum - Michelle is what parenting experts so I couldn't tell mum where I was. There was no form of communication, on the way home. I could stop at the tennis courts I walked home. I even walked to school, I even walked to school, I was. and play whenever you felt like it? were you allowed to just go out When you were a child, without mum close behind. front door of their Melbourne home They never, ever set foot out the three children, Harley, Mia and Ella. about the dangers facing her admits to being paranoid Michelle Steibel and I do try not to be. I believe I am overprotective I mean it. You know the drill. don't go out of my eyesight, please. So whatever you do, with Ella. Guys, I'm going to be at the swing and here's Glenn Connley's report. some parents are becoming, That's how overprotective

in terms of computers, Game Boys, expensive clothes and holidays, we're not giving them trust, or the while we're giving our kids the world But Evelyn Field says that will be put upon them. and they will resist peer pressure to be able to say no the inner confidence and strength we drive them to school and we pick them up from school. They're spending too much time in front of what I call electronic blah blah - the television, electronic games, Internet and I think perhaps because parents believe, "Well, I know where they are, they must be safe." If you look at crime stats, the chances of a child being snatched off the street or randomly attacked are not significantly greater now than they were a generation ago. And most sexual assaults on kids are by a family member, someone the child knows or, these days, meets online. But the number of kids experimenting with drugs or carrying weapons is sharply on the rise. So, do we have reason to be paranoid? Well, according to the experts, either way, the end result is a generation of kids with serious social problems. We're not helping them with their broad development into adulthood they will have when the temptation arises, because then one of my primary goals as a parent, I think that's inner confidence. is to teach my children that are out there with the drugs and the violence I think my role as a parent and I picked up 32 that day. I went back and searched and the next day five on the ground in one area on a particular day, I go there every day and then I saw, on the beach over here at St Kilda. I picked up 32 needles It really upsets me. to all levels of society. and damage they've done not the least the scourge of drugs bringing up children today, his three daughters face some of the challenges he doesn't envy At 74, he's now a granddad and says to schoolchildren. who regularly speaks is a one-time Father of the Year AFL coaching great Tom Hafey and that does definitely worry me. and stuff like that - whether it's high on drugs they got out of it - I don't know what kick chance to make their own mistakes. We're having less children. We're older. We want to give our children all the opportunities we didn't have, so what we do is

aren't as well prepared for the sort of surprises and stresses that they experience in adulthood. Professor Brendan Gleeson Professor Brendan Gleeson from Griffith University says our kids are losing our kids are losing their imaginations, with computers, organised social activities and ever-diminishing space in our cities to dream. The push to have bigger houses on smaller blocks is really leading to the loss of play space for children. So, yes, the loss of cubby houses, the loss of those sorts of wild spaces that children used to play in. We've got to encourage our youngsters to play sport and mix with good people. I really believe that the football, the netball, the soccer, the cricket, where they're team sports, but particularly team sports which have got, say, contact, I think they're great for people. Tom Hafey suggests sport is a good way to make up and fun kids no longer have. for much of the freedom, discipline and fun kids no longer have. But there will be no convincing this mum to unwrap her little darlings just yet. At some point in their lives, they're going to have to be allowed to go to the toilet on their own, to go out on their own, to use public transport on their own. When do you make that decision? That's a very hard one. I'm afraid that, give them one opportunity to be independent, something may happen to them. So do you think some parents are overprotective with their children? You can let us know on our web site or you can give us a call. Glenn Connley with that report. Now, as winter approaches, a lot of us are tempted to top up our tan by visiting a solarium. But just how safe are they? Well, you're about to meet two women blistered and in shocking pain who claim they were left burnt, blistered and in shocking pain after using a sun bed at their local solarium. And as Catherine Kennedy reports, it's a timely warning for anyone wanting a winter tan. GENTLE PIANO MUSIC They don't care. And I've got blisters all over my back, and there's... I mean, I can't wear anything. It really did feel like third-degree burns all over our body. and the evidence is that children that don't have those opportunities

It began as a quest for a perfect golden tan. Now it has ended up as a hideous and painful experience for Suria Ward and Elisha Enjakovic. Probably the worst pain I've ever felt in my entire life. It was terrible. Both in their early 20s, Elisha and Suria once believed solaria were a safer alternative to sunbathing. They say that it's better than going under the sun, being out in the sun, and, you know, standing out there. And they said that it's a safe way to, you know, tan up. They're not alone in thinking that. Business is booming, with a staggering 600% increase in the number of solaria operating in Australia in the past decade. But you rarely hear about the hazards. Julie Hassard is from the Cancer Council. Solariums can emit levels of UV radiation that are five times higher than that of the midday summer sun. In Elisha's case, her skin turned as red as a tomato within 24 hours of using a sun bed at her local beauty salon. I just bloated up, put probably 4kg on, about 4 or 5 kilos on of fluid. And I was so distressed, I was crying and everything. I reckon it probably would have burnt four layers of our skin, it was that bad. My bum was really red raw. It was terrible. Suria also had a blistering experience. These large sores are the result of less than 20 minutes lying on the same sun bed. I'm pretty devastated about not being able to wear my dress for the engagement party. That's probably That's probably the worst bit of it all and, of course, the pain. I think they need to be accountable, because it is their business. And when I went with Elisha, it was... ..I mean, they didn't even show any sympathy or anything. Elisha and her mother Sherryl sought answers, an apology and a refund from the salon's owners. Instead, the girls claim all they were given was a dollop of cream. Elisha's family doctor didn't take the matter so lightly. Concerned because of her fair complexion, he immediately referred her to a skin specialist. The doctor the night before, he was just speechless. He just didn't know what to say. People who have very fair skin, people with red hair and who freckle easily, are banned from solariums. Because they won't tan when they're out in the sun, they're not going to tan in a solarium. The Federal Government's radiation health committee recommends that fair-skinned people should not use solaria, and you would like to think this is standard business practice. But that's not the Cancer Council's only concern. Did he ask your age at any stage? No. He never asked. I asked if he needed any information I asked if he needed any information to fill out anything. And she just goes, "No, that's all cool." The more UV exposure you receive when you're young, the greater the risk of skin cancer the greater the risk of skin cancer when you're older. That's why children under 15 years of age are banned from using solaria, while those under 18 can only do so with parental permission. But a recent SunSmart survey revealed more than half of 16-year-olds freely access solaria without the consent of a parent. The lax approach was put to the test by 15-year-olds Alice and Katie at three different solaria. Did she ask you to fill out any forms or anything? No. No, nothing. And that same survey also revealed an alarming 90% of people with fair skin just like Elisha used tanning beds, oblivious to the national health and safety warnings. What's happening? What's going on? Are you the manager? Are you Michelle? One of them. You're Michelle? When we went to the Adelaide salon where Elisha and Suria received their burns, part-owner Michelle Cotton didn't exactly exude confidence in their own services. Did you see their blisters? No, I haven't. Okay, let me show you, because I'm quite appalled. I don't know. How does this happen, Michelle?

There's no point. That report from Catherine Kennedy. Now, still to come, tears and secret confessions at the backstage party for Dancing with the Stars. And coming up, the television ads that we all love to hate. Some people have got far too much time on their sides and will complain at anything. Just to not go under them. to those who want to get a tan? What's your advice What's your advice Yeah, I do. why these girls aren't happy? So you can understand So you can understand No, probably not. would you be happy? of lotion - on your way" "Here's a couple of teaspoons I can't explain what had happened. "I'm really sorry, and someone said to you, If this happened to you remained defensive. a sheepish Miss Cotton the damage caused by their sun bed, Despite being shown the evidence of within 20 minutes. This is what your sun bed has done

has got more power now. The consumer or the viewer two months of their lives they will have spent two months of their lives turns 35, By the time the average Australian putting them up for adoption. ADVERTISEMENT: That's why we're may find some of these ads offensive. And a warning that you too for the remote. that have us scrambling a look at some of the worst offenders Tonight, we thought we would take about advertisements. receive hundreds of complaints bodies and the commercial networks In fact, every year advertising are downright annoying. some of the ads on television Let's face it, Land Development Agency now. I'd better call to Belconnen and Gungahlin. and all so close WOMAN: I can't believe a large, quality block at Ginninderra Ridge in Dunlop starts from just $152,000. We can choose our own builder and design something that's right for us, with access to great facilities watching television commercials. Advertisers have never had to work harder to keep you glued to their mini marketing messages. When I was a kid, you're watching television and you had to get up to the TV to turn the dial that you didn't get up and inertia meant that you didn't get up so Mum and Dad and kids just watched what they were fed. Randall Glennon from Grey Advertising knows how challenging it is to make an ad that stands out, the sort of ad that sticks to your brain like peanut butter.

and other ads. It doesn't offend me but I can see why it would offend other people. I think it's a little bit degrading towards women. You know, particularly in business, I think it's hard enough for women to be taken seriously without using that kind of reference in the workplace situation. Five of our group of six thought it was okay to screen. Then there was the Ingham chicken ad, where the couple try to give away their adult children so they can have more chicken for themselves. It attracted 40 complaints. provide a series of driver distractions. It attracted 20 complaints from people who thought it was tasteless, but our panel could see the funny side. I think most guys would be I think most guys would be pretty hypocritical to get offended by an ad like that considering what does get to air. And then there are the ads that are deliberately shocking, for good reason. TYRES SCREECH For 15 years Randall Glennon has created the hard-hitting Victorian Traffic Accident Commission commercials. They have been so successful, impersonators where a number of Warwick Capper And then there was this car ad, everybody and that's what we want. Basically, it gets through to the ad should be seen. and our group certainly believed which were dismissed by the authority also attracted 30 complaints, about domestic violence This community service ad My boyfriend hits me... but okay to go out. The other five thought it was lame, Yes, I think so. for it not to be on air? Offensive enough That's my opinion, anyway. you might find it a bit offensive. I think if you're adopted, it's obviously light-hearted. Just have a sense of humour, I think it's funny. what they thought of this but we decided to ask our own panel The Bureau said this one was okay, photocopying some private material. is caught accidentally where a young office worker for AA premium copy paper, Attracting 60 complaints was this ad, about commercials. received more than 2,000 complaints the Advertising Standards Bureau Last year Last year There is a line you don't cross. they can offend some viewers. sometimes powerful ways to keep your attention, But as advertisers seek new and what they want to watch. and they dictate in their hand They've got a remote control

involved in solving the problem. we're not allowing children to get By not playing it in the day time, an adult theme - child abuse. because it dealt with it still couldn't screen before 9pm but they were then told without the collision, The foundation re-cut the ad it doesn't do that. it doesn't show blood and gore, It doesn't show child abuse, as it could be. that wasn't as confronting to make an ad We went to a lot of trouble deems it to be too shocking. Australia because Commercial Television on your screens but you won't have seen it in full of child abuse, to highlight the issue the Alannah and Madeline Foundation This ad was recently created for I see it as censorship. TV networks to be too confronting. because they're deemed by the TV networks to be too confronting. just don't make it to air But some ads is bring that into the living room. so what the ads have done but the majority of people haven't, a car accident yourself I don't know if you've ever seen Because, I mean, and it's as simple as that. We call it using reality tactics, of using shock tactics. Some people accuse them longer takes complaints about them. the Advertising Standards Bureau no all the action was really happening. but backstage was where at Dancing with the Stars last night, Tom was the big winner on stage Coming up - You can let us know on our web site. as the worst of all time? So which ad would you rate Rohan Wenn reporting there. This won't hurt a bit. and will complain about everything. far too much time on their sides Some people have got Some people have got thinks he knows why that is. And Randall Glennon phone and lodge a formal complaint. only a handful actually pick up the see these ads, that while millions of Australians it's important to remember all the complaints, But when you analyse could see it with their parents. at a time when children they agreed it should be shown When we showed it to our group, age group - children and adults. I mean, that involves every when it's talking about child abuse. to swallow that it's an adult theme I find it a little bit hard with their mates. They know what's going on Kids have to be empowered to help.

I will! You show them what you've got. Go! (laughing) the tears and the confessions. In a moment, In a moment,

are back. This is a makeshift cubbyhouse here - To come in this side, you have to climb underneath. 5, 6, 7, 8... What do I have to do - the bum dance? Yeah, bum dance! But, of course, the big story of the series - the new romance. I've actually got a girlfriend now. Ohhhh! Love you, Nikki! But back in the ballroom, as the dance-off began, a performer's worst nightmare - a wardrobe malfunction. # Well, I heard about the fella you've been dancing with # All over the neighbourhood # So why don't you ask me, baby because all of the celebrities tonight But it's not just about Tom and Ian of the show. it's the whole production it's the whole production isn't just your other partners, and this situation depending on you because there's other people because there's other people You want to get it right "Just go out and do it now." but I mean it's kind of like You don't want to fall over I wonder if the boys are nervous? at home. but in front of millions of viewers not only a live studio audience performing in front of Tom Williams versus Ian Roberts grand final and we are back stage. It's the Dancing with the Stars exclusively for us. was there to capture it all The show's co-host, Sonia Kruger, you'd never imagine. and celebrities doing things buckets of tears of a secret relationship, There were confessions was anything but. what happened behind the scenes While the result was predictable, Dancing with the Stars champion. as Tom Williams became the latest two million Australians watched Last night more than

# Or didn't you think I could? # We were both sort of tugging at it. I was pulling, then I just went, okay, fingers in there. It has got to just be that clip. I didn't think we were going to actually break free because it seemed like... ..it was going on forever. I was going tick, tick, tick! And then, the wardrobe malfunction that everyone was happy about! # Take off your coat # Yes, yes, yes It's good, it's great. It's perfect. It's Tom taking the shirt off. Can I have a shirt, please? But if it was Tom who stole the hormones, it was Ian who stole the hearts. # Thanks for the times # That you've given me # The memories are all in my mind # To see what we're actually trying to portray was our relationship along the way - the emotion, the joy, the fun, the excitement, and the judges saw that. DARYL SOMERS: We can now reveal that the winner of Dancing with the Stars is... ..Tom and Kym! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE It just felt great, didn't it? Like what I said, victory is not something that comes close to me at all, really, so this is pretty good. Double-fist pumping! Yep! If you thought the footwork on the show was fancy, wait until you see what is going on at the exclusive after-party. Come on in. # Let's dance the last dance # What is going to happen at the party tonight, Todd? I'm shutting... Who would you like to see in the next series? I know Luda wants to dance with Anthony Callea. I keep saying I'd really like to see the Crocodile Hunter. Who should be on it next? John Newcombe. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE I imagine there were a couple of sore heads this morning after that party. Sonia Kruger reporting there. Coming up, an exciting television experiment - you be the judge in a real-life case. This Thursday's Powerball jackpot is $15 million. $15 million Powerball jackpot. You could:

Nice auto. Free rego. DAVO AND TOMMO: Free rego? Ute, One Tonner and Rodeo. Holden means a great deal to Australia. Now to tomorrow night Now to tomorrow night when you get to be the judge - a television experiment. We'll present you with a real case and you'll hear all the evidence so you can make your decision and then we'll give you the chance to cast your vote. I think the majority of people believe that judges are too soft on crime. We pick up the evidence about 14 hours before the accident. Ms X, in her 20s, attends a 21st birthday party. That's tomorrow night. And before we go, a correction. In February this year, in a story on Telstra complaints, we reported that there were around we reported that there were around 59,000 complaints about Telstra in one year. Well, we were wrong. The correct figure was a total of 30,000 complaints about Telstra services from 27,000 complainants. And that's our show for tonight. So until tomorrow, I hope you have a great evening. Please take care, and goodnight. Captioned by Seven Network Email - captions@seven.com.au