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(generated from captions) This program is LIVE captioned. for breakfast, I'm really sorry. If you're just joining us Undies keep things under control. at other people. You just like to laugh Yeah. (Shouts) Who's the best? time to wake up with friends. Right across Australia, it's again This is Sunrise on Seven. here's Kochie and Mel. Now from Brekky Central # Put your hands in to the big sky # Good morning. It's Wednesday the 6th of July. How was your "assignment"? Welcome back, Mel.

I can't say too much, highly

dangerous, you know me, big risk-taker Bullets?

No bult of bullets, a lot of speed

A get away, a quick get away?

I can't say too much

Nice to have you back

Thank you. I would love to say that

I watched but I was a little bit busy

We had a segment for you yesterday

I heard you drank wine.

I just thought of you, I don't

know why. I had a bit of a slip out thereafter

It happens so easily, doesn't it?

It can happen to anyone

Thank you. It was the first thing

that was passed on by someone else

"Gee, they were drinking wine in

your honour this morning"

Very nice it was too

Goes to your head, doesn't it?

I reckon you had had that schedule

planned for a while, she will be

off on Tuesday, let's do the wine

The boys even picked up chicks

Beretts did, I didn't!

Were the girls drinking the wine?

Yes, they were, they had to to talk

to us!

They had their wine goggles on. lined up for you. Now, we have a busy breakfast "it's a sign of the times." No doubt you've heard someone say be said about a new survey out today. It's certainly something that could stop to help an animal they hit. It's found 9 out of 10 drivers would another driver change a tyre. But only 1 in 10 would stop to help at the survey after 7 o'clock We'll take a closer look

but let us know what you'd do.

Do you stop if people are broken

down?

I think it about depends on the

profile of the individual. If it is

a bloke like Kochie, like Beretts,

whatever, he knows what he is doing,

he is under control.

If it is a young good looking

woman

Of course you stop!

How soup fishal

I was going to go the other way and

say if it was a lady ...

Do I stop to help you change a

tyre, I did that once?

There is no need to bring that up.

It was so sweet, when we were in

the studio in Epping in Sydney, I

went around the corner out of the

studio to go home and a tyre went

flat so I had to get out - you toe

how you grum l, a hot day - I'm

sweating, getting the jack and my

partner comes by, sits tin guter,

didn't trip on it, talked to me

while I did it to keep me company. That was so nice.

Don't tell all the details

Then she had the baby wash

cloths in the car

smell Yes, the Johnsons - it is a nice

We will get to the news at about 6.30! to send us an email, or SMS us. Log on to our web site to Monique Wright in Singapore Now, we'll also cross live for a preview of tonight's decision for the 2012 Olympics. on the host city

And we'll try to get an idea behind the scenes of the jockeying going on on the successful Sydney bid. from an insider why is so hard to say sorry. Plus, we'll ask gadget for golfers at 7.40. And Pete Blasina has the flashiest Right now, though, with Simon Reeve. it's time for the latest news Good morning, everyone. another public relations blow The Government will be dealt today to its industrial relations reforms Workplace Relations walk off the job. when staff from the Department of on the defensive, The Government is already against the proposed changes with the union campaign triggering a community backlash. reforms will force cuts Claims proposed industrial relations and minimum entitlements to annual leave have the Government seething. misleading and deceptive campaign. The ACTU is running a quite clearly its changes won't reduce holidays, The Government says of swapping time off for cash. just give workers the flexibility But unlike existing agreements, won't have to be checked new Australian workplace agreements of minimum standards. against a safety net says The Workplace Relations Minister under current AWAs most of his staff are employed and are better off for it. better salaries, better conditions, They are getting better wages, under the individual arrangements, productivity. which we also have higher That's a win-win for the department. today Those employees will walk off the job placed on individual contracts. in protest at plans for them to be Employers blame the Government initiative against workplace reform. for allowing unions to seize the

its own $20 million advertising push The Government is planning

in the community. to counteract the negative view Schapelle Corby's defence team with the Australian Government is pleading for a special hearing in Bali. to provide new witnesses to Prime Minister Howard, Corby has written her innocence to the Bali courts. asking him for help to prove Her lawyer, Hotman Paris Hutapea, of Customs officers on duty is requesting the names when she flew to Bali. says that is a matter for Qantas. But Foreign Minister Alexander Downer is withholding vital information, He has denied the government

Corby's reopened case. which would help the International Olympic Committee Singapore has officially welcomed overnight. with a spectacular opening ceremony to relax and enjoy the show IOC delegates were given a chance on who will host the 2012 Olympics. ahead of tonight's vote presented IOC president Jacques Rogue Singapore's Prime Minister with a special Olympic orchid, in their deliberations. wishing delegates luck their final pitch this morning, The five bid cities present go behind closed doors to vote. before IOC officials at 9.30 tonight, EST. Their decision is announced

in Scotland Activists at the G8 summit to new heights, have taken their protest climbing a tall crane British Treasurer Gordon Brown. and hanging a banner attacking Sir Bob Geldof Live 8 concert organiser has arrived in Edinburgh, criticising protesters who have clashed with police in the city. Sir Bob is determined the violence won't overshadow his goal. It's not damaging our message because it's got nothing to do with our message. Our message is about dignity and respect for people. Police have established an exclusion zone around Gleneagles

for the summit. Two hospital managers will today take legal action To sports news now with Mark Beretta. A mixed night for Collingwood. The AFL Tribunal has suspended Pies' forward Alan Didak for two matches for striking. team-mate Scott Burns But the panel's let off team-mate Scott Burns after downgrading the midfielder's rough conduct charge. It leaves him free to play against the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba on Saturday. In the night's last case, Richmond ruckman Greg Stafford was banned for two games for striking. It's hard to believe but NSW State of Origin coach Ricky Stuart has called on Andrew Johns to lift for tonight's decider in Brisbane.

Johns was the star of game two, but Stuart wants more. Ricky Stuart knows the pressure of being an Origin half-back. He was part of the only Blues team to win a series after being 1-0 down. And he's relying on Andrew Johns to do the same now, asking him to reach even higher than his blinder in game two. I'm expecting a a bigger and better performance from Joey.

The only way we get that is by a bigger performance is by a bigger performance by everyone around him. Stuart isn't expecting any favours from referee Paul Simpkins in front of the 52,500-strong crowd. They'll get the 50/50 bounces they'll get the 50/50 calls. It's sure to be a nervous day for Origin debutant Danny Nutley, but Queensland coach Michael Hagan says he can handle the pressure. He'll be in for a bit of a battle up front. I'm sure they'll try and rip into him early on but he's pretty tough.

Tonie Carroll trained with his calf heavily bandaged yesterday,

but will start the match. He has pulled up pretty good from the game at the weekend surprisingly good, and just talking to him he says he has come through it better than he thought he would. Lance Armstrong is wearing the leader's yellow jersey for the first time at this year's Tour de France. His Discovery Channel team clocked the fastest ever time over the 67.5 kilometre time-trial stage. Team CSC was second

but finished without yesterday's race leader David Zabriskie. He crashed 1.5 kilometres from the finish and is now ninth overall.

They are as tough as nails those

bike riders, aren't they? On he

goes to finish the race but he has

dropped back from 9th from having

the yellow jersifplt you just

wouldn't put yourself through it

What speeds are they go go?

About 730km/h. Grant is back on the Weather Wagon in WA. Where are you today?

Good morning. We are at a real

fair dinkum station at the crew

wakes up and emerges from any

amount of vans that we have had to

get because we are fair dinkum in

outback Australia. This is a

station - 600,000 acres, too early

to do the met trick conversion. We

are at Wallal station a big joint.

We drove here from Port Headland

and in three hours we didn't see

one car. We are on the Pilbara

coast, we are only a kilometre from

the coast. This particular spot is

basically suffering the most A of

cyclones in anywhere else in

Australia. They have had about 48

since the Earl ji30s so it is an

extraordinary place. We have the

whole family here. Chris, Emma,

Brian, Craig and who else have we got? Marion.

We will spend the day on a fair

dinkum station and they tell me

they have a bull whose back is as

high as my head and drinks a beer a

night! A weakening cold front will cross the south-east corner. It'll bring a few light showers to Tasmania, Victoria and southern NSW Meanwhile, cold south-westerly winds will cause coastal showers in South Australia and southern WA. And light onshore winds will direct showers on to the tropical Queensland coast. The two-day outlook - Dry in Brisbane Showers developing in Sydney and Canberra, and persisting in Hobart.

Melbourne should be fine tomorrow, but there could be some rain on Friday. Showery in Adelaide and sunny in Perth.

You know that this is big tough

country when their sheep dog is a

Rottweiler not the traditional

border collie. In just a few hours, the city to host the 2012 Olympics will be announced. So is there a late charge to the finish line? Monique Wright will have the latest from Singapore after 7 o'clock. But next, the new sports stars coming out of the west. We'll catch up with Perth's Western Force Rugby team

after the break. LAID-BACK COUNTRY MUSIC The one-handed breakfast.

It takes more than fresh air to get rid of tough odours. Unlike air fresheners, Glen 20 eliminates odours at their source by killing 99.9% of household germs. Perth's Western Force has taken its next step towards the Super 14 Rugby competition. The team's playing stripe for next year's expanded tournament was unveiled yesterday. The jerseys are the new slim-fit style. And the Force's line-up is nearly complete, thanks mainly to a hectic round of new signings.

Don't they make great models. But

they are better football players. One of those signings is former Waratah player Cameron Shepherd. And he joins us now along with Beretts. Good morning.

Congratulations. How big a decision

was it to sign up with the Force?

It was a huge decision, obviously

moving into a team that has not had

any previous experience is always a

big move but I think that was one

of the major factors to get me over

there, the chance to be part of a

foundation team and be a foundation member

Cameron, how is it coming together?

What is the tile line? Hen do you

move to Perth? Hen does the whole

team come together?

I will move there in 8 weeks, get

used to Perth and spend time there

before the season starts

The new strip looks fantastic. The

idea it is the blue of the sky and

the ocean in WA. Are you happy with

it?

Yeah, I think it looks fantastic.

New team, it looks like a very new-age field jersey

What is the sip bol - four Swans?

Yes, the swan being the state

emblem and the gold is the beefes

that stretch along the coast of Perth

Okay. Tell us some of the other

signings for those people who

haven't caught up - what is the

squad looking like and what is John

Mitchell like?

John Mitchell is fantastic. With

hill on board it will be a very

positive feel to the whole campaign

and as far as signing goes you have

the experience of Nathan Sharpe,

Brendon canyon, Scott Favour,

people like that and a lot of young

kids. I played with Scott and Digby

in the under 21s and Lachlan McKay

and people like that who are

already experienced Super 12 campaigners

And a lot of Rats players from the

local competition which I'm not too happy about!

What was the hook? At what point

did you say yes, I'm sold on going

to the west?

There were a couple of factors.

John Mitchell was a huge factor for

me. I think his coach I can style

and his relationship with the

players is definitely something

that appealed to me and like I said

before, the chance to move over and

be a foundation member I think is a

once in a lifetime opportunity for

something like me and too good to

pass up

A great try, Cameron Shepherd

special. Exactly where he is meant

to be! Very similar blue, that will be tough

We all have our teams, but there

are a couple of former WA people

here who haven't aligned themselves

to a team and really Cameron you

might be able to recruit a couple of supporters

I think I can help out. We have a

couple of things here. A jersey for Simon.

Call goorly's favourite

Look at that. My name as well.

Thank you Cameron

My pleasure

John Mitchell and I have been

locked in knee goryaigss for some

time. I can announce here on

Sunrise that I'm an the new winger

- thanks everybody!

Isn't that where they stick the

pretty boys?

Sorry, he is a very good looking

young man

For Nat also a couple of jerseys

but Mel I will get you to hold on

to them until she gets back. That is nice.

For the kids as well ...

How cute. Look for the boys ...

trust me I will pass them on

Everyone in WA we want to see you

Support them, it is a big honour

for WA to get a super 4 team. Great

young blokes like Cameron

Blokes like me as well

Yes, so if you see him around town

say hi to him. Cameron good luck. Thank you

I promise to pass them on to Nat. I

can't take them because they have

names on them!

That is why they did it, they have

heard about your reputation. Well, some of us yearn for a time long ago

when computer names were much simpler. Pete Blasina brings in a back-to-the-future games machine

at 7.40. But next, all the fun and games But next, all the fun and games of finance. We'll cross to Wall Street right after the break. Let's get an update on the overnight financial markets.

Alan Chernoff is on Wall Street. Good morning. How's the market trading?

Well we did have a long weekend

for the July 4 Independence Day

holiday and we started off with

some good games. The Dow Jones

industrial average up 68 point.

Wal-Mart shares rose 3%, the

company boosted its June sales

forecast so that gave a nice booze

to the the Dow Jones. Nasdaq

compost it up 21 point, pretty

solid, better than 1%, technology

stocks there were helped by Apple

computer up 4%, a broke yaj firm raised its earnings estimate for the company and all these games

came in spite of the fact that oil

prices rose yet once again. Queued

oil up to more than $59 a barrel.

David, that is the latest from Wall

Street back to you. Checking the markets in our region - The Federal Government has endorsed a holidays-for-cash swap. Workers would be able to turn in half of their annual leave each year for money. Unions reckon it is part of a Coalition plot to slash annual leave to just two weeks. But the Government says it's about flexibility and choice. So would you do it? That's our phone poll question -

It is a tough question

I suppose lots of people store up

holidays, don't they?

That is what I did, for babies. I

stored a lot up for when I had my

babies. I wasn't going to give my

holidays to the kids!

You didn't do it for cash?

No, so when I took maternity leafy

could take a few weeks holiday

Why is everyone laughing

We thought you were going to swap

your babies for more holidays. We

thought you were a really nice

mother up until then but then we

got into the gist of it! A lot of

people do safe up their holidays,

get a pay-out when they leave their

job or something like that but the

great fear is that a boss for a new

job would say you are only going to

get two weeks and we will give you

$200 extra Not a good thing. Next hour, the zoo where the animals have as much fun as the visitors. Find out what the keepers have been doing at 7.50. But next, news, sport and weather together. You're watching Sunrise across Australia.

Don't forget Anthony Callea is our special guest tomorrow on Sunrise. He'll be in to perform his new song Hurts So Bad. That's exclusive to Sunrise tomorrow morning. Still to come, could help early detection of cancer. the amazing electronic nose which could help early detection of cancer. We'll speak to its creator after 8 o'clock.

That is the Reserve Bank bell going

off? Here is Simon with the news -

Ian! (Laughter)

He has officially gone mad.

Careful, you have another 2 and a

half hours of work! Here is Simon

with the news. The Government will be defending its industrial relations policy to its own staff today. Employees from the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations

are walking off the job in protest at plans to place in protest at plans to place most of them on individual contracts. The Government is already on the defensive following union claims workers risk losing entitlements and holidays under the proposed IR reforms. The ACTU is running a quite clearly misleading and deceptive campaign. The Government will launch its own multimillion-dollar campaign to counteract the negative public response to its proposed changes. The Labor Party has sold its controversial national headquarters in Canberra. It's reported the party has sold Centenary House for between $30 million and $35 million, giving it a profit of between $7 million and $9 million. The new owner of the building is not disclosed. The building has been the subject of two royal commissions that cleared the party of allegations it was overcharging public-service tenants. Decision day has arrived in the selection of the host city for the 2012 Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee will announce tonight which of the five bids has won. Delegates go into the vote in Singapore after enjoying a spectacular official welcome. It was almost an Olympic Opening Ceremony in itself.

But this was merely the start of the IOC's 117th session. And I wish president Rogge and all the IOC well in their important deliberations. Host city Singapore put on a show full of colour and music. IOC president Jacques Rogge was even presented with a special Olympic orchid. Paris is still favourite to get the Olympic nod, but London and New York have closed in with their celebrity-saturated campaigns. London and Paris have broken out into their own mini-contest. The British are up in arms after Jacques Chirac's reported dislike for their cuisine made headlines around the world. And the French president was mobbed as he arrived in Singapore to lobby for Paris. Other contenders, Moscow and Madrid, hope the sideshow hasn't taken attention away from their bids. The five cities presented their final shows this morning, and then the waiting game begins for the decision tonight. The Government will decide in the next few weeks whether to send troops to Afghanistan. Overnight, Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer confirmed Cabinet is considering the latest request from the Afghan Government. Prime Minister John Howard is expected to discuss a new troop deployment at a meeting of leaders from NATO countries next week. Mr Downer says a return to Afghanistan is possible now Australia's peacekeeping operations in East Timor and the Solomon Islands have wound back. Sir Bob Geldof has taken a swipe at protesters in Scotland ahead of the opening day of the G8 world summit. Sir Bob arrived in Edinburgh and says the violence on the streets has nothing to do with his message. A bunch of losers with white painted faces thinking they're going to create world revolution by standing on top of park benches.

A trio of activists climbed well above bench level, hanging a banner from a tall crane aimed at British Finance Minister Gordon Brown. Police are establishing an exclusion zone around Gleneagles to prevent a terrorist attack or more violent protests. To sports news now with Mark Beretta. Richmond loses one of its best. The AFL Tribunal has suspended Richmond ruckman Greg Stafford for two matches for striking. In the night's other cases, Collingwood failed

to have forward Alan Didak's striking charge reduced. He will miss two matches. But team-mate Scott Burns was cleared and will be free to play against Brisbane on Saturday. To Rugby League. Manly will be without prop Kane Cleal and five-eighth Michael Witt for Saturday night's match against Penrith. Both accepted early guilty pleas. Cleal will miss two matches because of a high tackle and Witt will be out for one, for striking.

Lance Armstrong has claimed the race leader's yellow jersey at the Tour de France after David Zabriskie crashed during this morning's time-trial. Armstrong's Discovery Channel team covered the 67.5.km stage in a record 1:10:40. Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has told the club he wants to leave. And what a week of sport - State of Origin tonight and tomorrow night, Australia and England go at it in the first of the three NatWest Challenge one-day matches. That's right here on Seven tomorrow night from 7.30 Eastern time.

Bring it on! You know what is closing now?

All set for it - the trap! Tension is building. Our weather guy, Grant, is somewhere in WA this morning. Hello again.

Sadly a camera is not as sharp as

the human eye so you can't quite

see the amazing stars above us but

we have circled the wagons to keep

the Indians out thanks to our

vehicles we are pretty self

sufficient when we are out in the

sticks. Craig tell us, 600,000

acres, do you use all of that?

No, we use just under half and run

5000 head of cattle but our future

development plans are to develop a

lot more country and run a lot more cattle This This is

This is a slab of land bigger than

Tasmania, almost the size of New Zealand

I say it would run close to half,

three-quarters of New Zealand

How did you land the job of

managing a station like this?

Very lucky I feel. It is not very

often you find a station that runs

a significant amount of cattle on

the ocean which is a big bonus

How many staff do you have?

We have five, including myself.

Brian, Chris, our cook Marion, my

partner Emma and yeah, one more

would be handy but we are battling along with four

You do it mostly on motorbikes?

Mainly we work in conjunction. Emma

and I ride horses and the two boys

are usually on the bikes

The station this big must be worth

something these days. You have some

new investors, guys in Melbourne in

the textile game have bought this place?

Yes, two blokes for Melbourne are

very passionate and want to make it work

So it is pretty healthy in Australia?

Yes, cattle prices are holding

steady in Australia. They could go

up but they could go down but they

are high at the moment

We have a good

Go and get it! You beauty. We are

having a cracker of a morning, next

time we might sit up wind of it

fire though!

Thank you Grant. See you soon. Well, why is it so hard for some people to say sorry? Sunrise in Focus will seek answers on apologies later in the show. But after the break, a man who makes no apologies for gathering the show business goss. We'll speak to Nelson Aspen in Hollywood when Sunrise continues.

The Sunrise Weather Wagon powered by Caltex Vortex. Welcome back to Sunrise. Let's check the newspapers from around the country. The Australian features the holidays for cash story. Unions say the Federal Government wants to slash annual leave to just two weeks a year. The Sydney Morning Herald is covering a leaked draft report on the wrongful detention of Cornelia Rau. It accuses the Immigration Department of aggravating her mental illness and breaching its own instructions for dealing with detainees. The paper also features State of Origin III. Blues' coach Ricky Stuart has told Andrew Johns he can do better. And the Hobart Mercury has a different take on the drought. On the mainland, it's causing water shortages. In Tassie, it could lead to power cuts as the hydro-electric network runs dry. The Mercury has this great photo of a southern right whale near Hobart.

Apparently she is looking for lover.

She is showing all the classic

flirting behaviour as a whale does

That is its head

She is play I can peak a boo in

the water. Very attractive. Arnold Schwarzenegger has never been accused of being a sensitive new-age guy. But it seems the Terminator needs a few lessons on how to treat a lady. To tell us more we are joined by Nelson Aspen in Hollywood. Good morning, Nelson. What's happening with Arnie?

You may remember when he was

running for governor back in 2003

there were all these allegations of

his sexual misconduct against women,

and that he sexually harassed and

groped - he was called many names.

It seems it has come to light he

has admitted that he as a result of

those charges took some training in sexual etiquette and he learned

more political correctness because

he says in politics it is not

appropriate to make sexual jokes

and in true politician fashion he

says about those allegations of

sexual harassment "It could easily

have happened. I cannot remember"!

Step number 1, do not grope. Eric

banner is set to team up with

Steven Spielberg

This is exciting stuff I think.

Steven Spielberg is planning to do a

movie based on the 1972 Mew nick

Olympic Games, the Palestinian

terrorist attack that left 11

Israeli athletes dead and Eric Bana

will be cast as one of the Israeli

freedom fighters joining Geoffrey

Rush and Danielle Craig who have

signed up. It is interesting for

Spielberg because he feels there

are lessons as recently as 1972

that we can apply inform what is

going on in the Middle East today.

So an important project and of

course with the success of Saving

Private Ryan we know he is the man

who can deliver it

A great opportunity for Eric Bana.

Love him. Brad Pitt is taking a

year off?

We have talked before about his

passion for architecture so he has

decided that he will take a year

off from acting and to go the

United Kingdom and work on a

documentary about architectt Frank

Gerry and a project that will go on

there. I do not think it is a

coincidence that Angelina Jolie

happens to spend most of her time

there but I'm just a Hollywood

cynic. He is going there to make

the documentary!

We see where he decides to take up

accommodation. After 7.00, who's leading the race to host the 2012 Olympics? We'll speak to Monique Wright in Singapore where they're counting down the hours. And later, the startling findings about Aussie mateship. This is Sunrise on Seven. with you. Canberran's are likely expected to change. There's more than 300 items from their idols today. Brumbies Julian Salvi, Guy Shephardson It's a week of big travel deals on Sunrise, thanks for Formule 1 hotels.

Heading to Brisbane before October

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And that is with an E. We will have

another big saving tomorrow. A sad day in Bunbury. The town's Catholic Church was pulled down after being badly damaged by storms in May. During its 84-year history, it's seen the circle of many lives -

christenings, confirmations, weddings and funerals. So how are the people of Bunbury coping? Let's ask their favourite daughter - our own Nat Barr. Good morning, Nat.

Nat is up bright and early feeding

the baby. How are you Nat?

That is a very sad morning this

morning. When you said about the

circle of life, really I was

christened, confirmed, married in

that church. My parent were married

in that church and so was my

brother so it is a sad day

It dominates the skyline in Bunbury

as well, it is the focal point of the town?

Exactly. When you came Kochie you

saw it and it was a beautiful old

building. Apparently The Streets

have been blocked off for weeks

since those big storms that were

showed because it was just so

dangerous, they couldn't believe

how many cracks there were in the

roof and the walls and if there was

anyway they could have saved it they would have, but unfortunately

there is nothing they could do. A

lot of people in Bunbury will be

thinking that is really sad and a

lot of people around Australia

because they would have grown up

there, all got married there and it

is very sad

I think to see a beautiful building

like that come cul blink down, we

are watch I can the pictures with

our mouths open

What are the plans to rebuild it?

Well, I'm not sure actually. I was

talking to mum and she has been

trying to look into that. They will

rebuild and now it is just a matter

of consulting the community and

seeing what you rebuild because

they don't build buildings like

that any more so that will be the

big question, how they replace it

Do you think you will renew your

vows in the new church?

They have saved all the pews out

because they were the originals and

things like that, so part of the

new church will be part of the old church

That is nice. Before we let you go

on a brighter note I'm sure you

watched the sports chat earlier. We

had Cameron Shepherd who has named

you as an ambassador for the new

western Force rugby team. A size 4

outfit for Lachlan and a 00 for

Hunter. How cute ...

What great colours and design and

it shows how good this team will be

She has climbed aboard from the start

There is one for you too. So Nat

and I do pick our teams on colours

Exactly and it is working Mel Enough!

Thanks for your tip for the State

of Origin II, I did get that so we

are unanimous. Have a good day and

we will talk to you soon

Back to feeding! Time now for the Thought of the Day.

It was emailed in by Mel from New South Wales. "The worst thing you can possibly do "is worry about what you could have done."

That is a good one.

Look forward not backwards. Joke

of the day - a man had two great

tickets to Suncorp Stadium for the

state ever origin final, the

decider. He sits down, another man

comes and sits down and asks if

anyone is sitting next to him and

he said no, the seat is empty. That

is incredible, who in their right

mind would have a seat for the best

position and not use it? The bloke

said, well sadly actually the seat

belongs to me. My wife was supposed

to come with me but she passed away.

This is the first State of Origin

we haven't been to together since

we got married. The bloke says "I'm

sorry, that is terrible, but

couldn't you find sop one else, a

friend, relative or even a

neighbour to take the seat?" the

bloke shakes his head and said "No,

sorry, they are all at her funeral"

I'm sure we are all laughing for different reasons. Probably

That is the other thing

I'm sure you boys are laughing

going "Too right!" If your golf game is a bit of a joke, you'd better be watching next hour. Pete Blasina has gadgets to help you seriously reduce your handicap at 7.40. But straight ahead, we've asked news, sport and weather to play through. You're waking up with Sunrise. You're waking up with friends. Now back to the Sunrise team. Coming up, we'll cross to Monique Wright in Singapore where the 2012 Olympics host city will be announced. And we'll ask why Aussie drivers don't want to help a fellow motorist in need. Then later, Pete Blasina has the gadgets to improve your golf game.

But now, let's pin down the latest news. It's over to Simon Reeve. Good morning, everyone. The Government will be dealt another public relations blow over its industrial relations reforms today when staff from the Department of Workplace Relations walk off the job.

The Government is already on the defensive, with the union campaign against the proposed changes triggering a community backlash. Claims proposed industrial relations reforms will force cuts to annual leave and minimum entitlements have the Government seething. The ACTU is running a quite clearly misleading and deceptive campaign. The Government says its changes won't reduce holidays, just give workers the flexibility of swapping time off for cash. But unlike existing agreements, new Australian workplace arrangements won't have to be checked against a safety net of minimum standards. The Workplace Relations Minister says most of his staff are employed under current AWAs and are better off for it. They are getting better wages, better salaries, better conditions, under the individual arrangements, which we also have higher productivity. That's a win-win for the department. Those employees will walk off the job today in protest at plans for them to be placed on individual contracts. Employers blame the Government for allowing unions to seize the initiative against workplace reform. The Government is planning its own $20 million advertising push to counteract the negative view in the community. Our phone poll this morning is asking... Currently, 75% of callers say "No" from more than 300 calls. Schapelle Corby's defence team is pleading with the Australian Government to provide new witnesses for a special hearing in Bali. Corby has written to Prime Minister Howard, asking him for help to prove her innocence to the Bali courts. Her lawyer, Hotman Paris Hutapea, is requesting the names of Customs officers on duty when she flew to Bali. But Foreign Minister Alexander Downer says that is a matter for Qantas. He has denied the government is withholding vital information, which would help Corby's reopened case. Singapore has officially welcomed the International Olympic Committee with a spectacular opening ceremony overnight. IOC delegates were given a chance to relax and enjoy the show ahead of tonight's vote on who will host the 2012 Games. Singapore's Prime Minister presented IOC president Jacques Rogge with a special Olympic orchid, wishing delegates luck in their deliberations. The five bid cities present their final pitch this morning, before IOC officials go behind closed doors to vote.

Their decision comes at 9.30 tonight, EST. Activists at the G8 summit in Scotland have taken their protest to new heights, climbing a tall crane and hanging a banner attacking British Treasurer Gordon Brown. Live 8 concert organiser Sir Bob Geldof has arrived in Edinburgh,

criticising protesters who have clashed with police in the city. Sir Bob is determined the violence won't overshadow his goal. It's not damaging our message because it's got nothing to do with our message. Our message is about dignity and respect for people. Police have established an exclusion zone around Gleneagles for the summit. Checking finance news now. Wall Street has closed stronger. Miss Universe has taken an AIDS test in a Johannesburg hospital. Canadian Natalie Glebova hopes her fame will help persuade others to have the test. You have to know your status, that is the most important thing. So we all have to work together to stop the spread of this disease. South Africa is suffering an HIV epidemic with more that five million infected. To sports news now with Mark Beretta. Collingwood comes away with mixed feelings from the AFL Tribunal. The Tribunal has suspended Pies' forward Alan Didak for two matches for striking. But the panel let team-mate Scott Burns off. Collingwood argued his rough-conduct charge should be downgraded. We really had no alternative to do what he did. And fortunately the Tribunal saw it that way, so it would have been pretty harsh on him. Richmond will be without ruckman Greg Stafford for two matches

after he was found guilty of striking. New South Wales State of Origin coach Ricky Stuart has called on Andrew Johns to lift his game

for tonight's decider in Brisbane. Johns was the star of game two, but Stewart wants more. I'm expecting a bigger and better performance from Joey. The only way to get that is by a bigger performance by everyone around him. Queensland coach Michael Hagan has confirmed forward Tonie Carroll will start the match. Australian rugby's newest team, the Western Force has held its official launch in Perth.

The Force will play in an all Blue jersey and have picked up international airline Emirates

as their major sponsor. Full-back Cameron Shepherd has told Sunrise the team won't take long to gel. John Mitchell is fantastic. I think with him on board feel to the whole campaign it's going to be a very positive and as far as signing goes, Sharpe, Brendan Cannon, Scott Fava you've got the experience of Nathan people like that. is in the yellow jersey Lance Armstrong in this year's Tour de France. for the first time and his Discovery Channel team Armstrong in a record 1:10:40. finished the 67.5km time trial

was unbelievable this year But the team, I gotta tell ya, everybody was great. and everybody rolled through, would retain the yellow jersey It looked like David Zabriskie

but he crashed 1.5km from the end. going into the fifth stage. He's now ninth overall, And how's the next week in sport - State of Origin decider tonight, tomorrow night in the one-day series Australia versus England right here on Seven. the Davis Cup quarterfinal And next weekend

taking on Argentina. with the Aussies

Get out and support Australia -

what a bumper week

You will be exhausted

The trap will be closing Wallabies South Africa Saturday

This is heaven! night, a huge game

anything else. It is terrific. No time left to do

from somewhere in WA. Grant has today's weather

Somewhere is exactly right,

somewhere between port led land and

Broom, we arrived here at this

station, the only thing between

those towns. Full of historic

buildings, the old shearers

quarters built at the turn of the

century, historically listed, not

much left of her. This station is

in fact the location wherein 1923

the Perth observatory moved to

because this is exactly where a

solar eclipse past over the coast,

a beautiful location so they

observed it here because you have

zero light pollution from city

lights so you can see the stars so

clearly and it is an amazing

location where the most cyclones in

Australia cross the coast here in

the Pilbaray might explain the

history of this building here. the south-east corner. A weakening cold front will cross Tasmania, Victoria and southern NSW It'll bring a few light showers to Meanwhile, cold south-westerly winds in South Australia and southern WA. will cause coastal showers

And light onshore winds on to the tropical Queensland coast. will direct showers The two-day outlook - Dry in Brisbane in Sydney and Canberra, Showers developing and persisting in Hobart.

Melbourne should be fine tomorrow, on Friday. but there could be some rain and sunny in Perth. Showery in Adelaide

See you with more details in half

an hour as we throw a few snags on

the BBQ. See you then. the 2012 Olympic Games The race to host has turned in a celebrity circus. has turned in a celebrity circus.

is just hours away. The announcement of a winner and New York And Paris, London, Madrid, Moscow are calling on the big guns. each bidding city all last week. Our own Monique Wright road-tested awaiting the decision Now she's in Singapore, and watching the media frenzy. Good morning. a star-studded line-up, doesn't it? This IOC meeting certainly has

It absolutely does. Whoever would

have thought an annual general

meeting ever IOC members would meeting ever IOC members would turn

into the best place for a bit of

celebrity spoting but that is

exactly what it has become. It

seems the cream of the sporting

world is turning to star power to

try to get an idea of how they can

get themselves over the line and

wooIOC members. To go over the star

stud lineup, starting with New York,

they have called in Hillary Clinton

and Ian Thorpe, the pair met

yesterday at New York's

star-studded media conference and

they have aided weight to their bid

with Ali, London British Prime

Minister Tony Blair and our own

Cathy Freeman as well of one of the

most famous men in the world for

London, soccer star David Beckham

is here. These celebrities are not

being paid, their expenses are

being covered but they are here

purely for the love of the games.

Speaking of the love of the games

which is Paris bid motto, they have

brought in the President Chirac

and there was a media friend sifplt

never before in IOC voteing history

have so many world leaders and

international sports stars arrived

for a meeting like this. It is

quite unprecedented. As I mentioned,

two of our best-known sporting

stars Ian Thorpe and Cathy Freeman

are here for opposing cities so I

caught up with both of them

yesterday. Cathy Freeman is here

for London, Ian Thorpe for New York.

Let' hear what they had to say

Is it weird selling another city

that is not Australian?

I'm not selling another city as

such. What I am doing is trying to

sell what will be best for the

Olympic Games toism OC delegates.

I'm a passionate Sydney sider but

I'm also passionate about New York

What do you think is the most

important thing that London can

offer Olympians?

Passion, passion. It is as simple

as that. I have competed in London

and I understand the passion of the

fans and their support. Even the

support I had from local people

there - I just love London

Monique, why are the candidate

cities relying so heavily on

celebrities? Will they sway a vote,

because IOC members have been

smoozed by the best of them, haven't they?

That is right. But what the cities

now can't do is wine and dine and

give them gifts. Basically this was

a massive crackdown, they are not

allowed to give any gifts to IOC

members any more which has come as

a result of Annette I cans

committee hearing in 1999 following

the Salt Lake City bribery scandal.

The cities are looking for other

ways outside the square if you like

to try to set their cities apart

and to create a buzz. Now that is

not to say that there is not a

great deal of lobbying going on

here. Last-minute lobbying -

Hillary Clinton told us yesterday

she had only arrived in Singapore

for a couple of hours, she was

sitting down having breakfast and

was taken away to meet up with an

IOC member who happened to be

walking past. Similarly Tony whrair

is trying to get as many meetings

as he can in Singapore. Paris the

favourite is far more low-key. We

saw a media frenzy when the

President arrived they haven't had

a media conference here since

Monday but let's take a look at

what Hillary Clinton said and

British Prime Minister Tony Blair,

they were quite different.

What is it that stand out for New

York that will set New York apart?

New York is so unique. New York is

a city that has always been about

the future and it has always been

about bringing people together

I was once an emerging basketball

player. I never quite emerged but

who knows what can happen to you if

the basketball doesn't work out!

Fair nuf, you can become Prime

Minister! Who is the momentum with,

Monique?

Look, the New York bid is picking

up a little bit of momentum here.

Surprisingly there is quite a bit

of buzz with New York but I think

it will come down to between London

and Paris. While Paris has been the

frontrunner the whole way along

that is not necessarily a good

thing because if you look at IOC

voteing history the favourite very

rarely wins so it is certainly not

in the bag for Paris. While I

stipulated Paris last week, I have

a feeling in my waters that there

might just be an upset. London

might get over the line, it could

even be Madrid. I don't think

Moscow. Yesterday we caught up with

the Moscow bid teeplg while

everybody else was out padly trying

to lobby IOC members the Moscow

team was sitting in their war,

Russia House tucking into jars of

nuts so I think with the exception

of Moscow it is anyone's bet

It is brave to go against your

waters, so we will stick with that.

The vote 9.30 tonight eastern time

in Singapore. A big day ahead

Can't wait. We've heard the hype, but what about the politics? The behind-the-scenes jostling can be "make or break"

for bidding cities. The man who created Sydney's successful 2000 Olympic pitch is David Mason. He joins us from New Zealand. Good morning. How important is the last-minute jostling that goes on?

It is absolutely vital. In 1993

when we bid for the 2000 Games tall

IOC members have visited Sydney and

they knew the bid. This time the

members have not visited the cities,

that has been disallowed so most of

the information is from the final

presentation tonight, it is absolutely critical

Votes could change, it has not been assigned, sealed, delivered thing

that they might have all made up

their minds. Still to the very last minute it may change?

Absolutely. I think it is fair to

say that all the IOC members know

their first preference but this is

a knock-out voteing sis tefplt once

your first preference is knocked

out you recast your vote so the aim

is to pick up the second and third

preRehn cess and that is where

cities will come to the fore. In

1993 when Sydney won we were

trailing until we picked up the

Manchester bids and snuck ahead of

Beijing

You are saying it is down to that

final presentation to IOC

delegates today. Ours was memorable.

I can't - the little girl that you

trained up, the appearance of Paul

Keating. Tell us what you did and

what they would be doing now for

their presentations?

For Sydney's bid we took a fresh

approach, we thought outside the

square, thought about how to create

45 minutes of entertainment to

create a feel of what the Sydney

Games would be like and a fair

sense of love for the Games and our

city. That emotion stuck with the

IOC for the rest of the day until

the voteing. London's bid, I was

there last week as a consultant for

them, what we are trying to do for

that is again create a feeling of

the spirit of the London games and

give a sense of the flavour of the

youth, London is a Mecca for youth

and I think the IOC at the moment

will be looking to push oh limb

picks, Paris and London are similar

in their bids. What will turn it is

what the city can offer everything

as a whole. London is going for the

leg a sieve youth. Paris at the

moment is not offering that much

What about celebrities, talking to

Monique, saying the Beckhams are

there and a lot of big names. That

is a key? Will that make a

difference?

It is mostly noise-making,

getting the bid - the city in front

of the news, in front of the

cameras to create a sense of aura

about a particular bid. It does not

directly influencism OC members

but they do like to Noah bid is

professionally serious and has

noise about it

What about all the argy-bargy at

this time? We have got the London

bid saying the Stade of France is a

football ground, and Chirac saying

the food in London is no good -

they don't produce any decent food,

only in Paris, but does that count?

One of the unwritten rules is that

you never criticise another bid

city. You might swipe at it but you

never outwardly criticise it.

Anyone who does criticise another

city is playing a very, very

dangerous game and I think Chirac

has made a mistake if any IOC

members have heard that has made a

mistake in criticising any bid city

What is your tip?

You are bias, you have been helping London

It is Paris's bid to lose, unless

they make mistakes, Paris will get

it. London might just steal it. If

London goes out early in the bidding

the London votes will go straight

to New York to preserve a possible

European city for 2016 which London

would want. Fittings to Paris

London will not be able to bid

until 2024

Well done. The masstive himself,

David may sorpbgs thank you. It is

like a political process an election.

Absolute of absolutely. We will

find out 9.30 tonight. Shifting focus now. How's this for a sad state of affairs? A survey out today reveals most Australians would be more willing to assist an animal in trouble than a person. Just 13% of those surveyed by motoring group NRMA would stop to assist someone changing a tyre. So why is it so? Tony Stuart is the NRMA's chief executive. Good morning to you. Your findings seem to indicate the concept of a helping hand may be a thing of the past?

It does seem to be that we are

less inclined to help each other

and certainly we simply seem to be

more focused around being self

centred and less willing to trust a fellow motorist

Let's breakdown the trust thing. We

have most people there willing to

help an injured animal. Only 13%

would stop to help somebody with a

flat tyre. Does this come down to a

level of trust that we are too

scared to stop an help somebody?

Yes, I think you are absolutely

right, Mel. The research suggests

that people are personally

concerned for their physical safety

and also they have become a lot

more self-centred. The slightly

Bert news that is in the Bush there

are higher results and the ACT are

more likely to help motorists in

the ACT than in New South Wales

People in the bush are more community-mind than in the city and

I suppose are more isolated. We

were talking earlier that if

someone had broken down in an

isolated area I would be less

inclined to help out than if it was

in a busy area. But the people in

the bush are isolated all the time

I think there is a better sense of

mateship and it is a stronger

community value. Our results are

showing lending a mobile, only 4%

of people in Sydney would lend a

mobile phone to help

Did you break it down to

male-female, as a woman I would feel

vulnerable to stop and help someone,

you don't know who they are?

That seemed to work both ways. Men

are more likely to help but more

likely to help women than other men

If there is a young pretty girl on

the side of the road with a

national tyre she is more likely to

get assistance than an old bloke?

It would appear so from the

research

Good for you, bad for me.

Thanks for thinking I'm young though!

There are some things people are

more inclined to do though to help

out. What are the areas?

People are more inclined to help

out where they can what we have

found that is people are prepared

to help people with directions

provided they are not in a hurry,

and people are still prepared to

help people with street directions,

with cars to change a tyre, beam

are prepared to help change a tyre

but only 13% when we expected the

result to be significantly higher.

So all in all people seem to be

less likely to help. We seem to be

good as giving cash, we are a

giving society but when it comes to

helping we are becoming a lot

Mooree served

Isn't that a reflection of the

community? Happy to buy compassion

but not invest the time

Hopefully next week we are

sponsoring a helping people day

across Sydney, the NRMA across New

South Wales. We hope rather than

give cash, stop to help a stranger

Forget New South Wales, we might

adopt it nationally. What day is it?

15th, let's adopt it nationally

Thank you Tony.

See you soon

We are very happy to pinch good ideas Consider it done.

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Breaking news and making news

Victoria has lost part of its most

recognised natural icon the Twelve Apostles We never actually had 12

We are not about to rename them?

I think we would be faceing an uphill battle

Kevin will be lead tinge party when?

Before the next election, I'm betting on you Kevin

What are you smoking there Jo?

Sunrise, now the leading source for

news at breakfast.

I love Jo and Kevin

So do I They are actually politicians with

a sense of humour and you can understand

That sparked our interest in

politics

Who would have thought!

We were chat wink the NRMA about a

survey that says 90% of drivers

would top to help an animal but

only 13% would help an a person

One says I would stop if there is

another adult, Hayley says you have

to think about your own safety.

Patrick says I have always stopped

and I have never had a bad

experience and met lovely people

The other big story is would you

trade in your holidays for cash

under the new industrial relations

laws? That could be a possibility.

We got a phone poll today, 80% of

people say no. Lots on the emails -

this one says I currently get 8

weeks holiday, I don't want that

halved. There is no weigh in the

world we would be better off on

contracts it would be the end of

all workers. Jo says I get paid for

my holidays and I wouldn't give any up Is that Joe Hockey?

No, that is not Joe Hockey. They

get enough holidays. Hello to all

the poll tirb abs on their winter

break at the moment Good morning

It would be nice to have a winter

break - but they are working in

their electorates Absolutely. Well, one of the latest TV game consoles is a real blast from the past. Join Pete Blasina for a game of Pong in just a few minutes. But now for up-to-the-minute news it's over to Simon Reeve. Good morning, everyone. The Government will be defending its industrial relations policy to its own staff today. Employees from the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations are walking off the job in protest at plans to place most of them on individual contracts. The Government is already on the defensive following union claims workers risk losing entitlements and holidays under the proposed IR reforms. The ACTU is running a quite clearly misleading and deceptive campaign. The Government will launch its own multimillion-dollar campaign to counteract the negative public response to its proposed changes. The Labor Party has sold its controversial national headquarters in Canberra. It's reported the party has sold Centenary House for between $30 million and $35 million, giving it a profit between $7 million and $9 million. has not been disclosed. The new owner of the building has not been disclosed. The building has been the subject of two royal commissions that cleared the party of allegations it was overcharging public-service tenants. It's decision day for the International Olympic Committee. It will announce tonight which city will host the 2012 Olympics. The host city of the IOC delegates, Singapore, UPBEAT ORIENTAL MUSIC MUSIC IOC president Jacques Rogge also received a special Olympic orchid. Paris remains favourite to win the vote, but London and New York have gained ground with their extensive celebrity campaigns over the past few days. The Government will decide in the next few weeks whether to send troops to Afghanistan. Overnight, Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer confirmed Cabinet is considering the latest request from the Afghan Government. Prime Minister John Howard is expected to discuss a new troop deployment

at a meeting of leaders from NATO countries next week. Mr Downer says a return to Afghanistan is possible now Australia's peacekeeping operations in East Timor and the Solomon Islands have wound back. Sir Bob Geldof has taken a swipe at protesters in Scotland ahead of the opening day of the G8 world summit. Sir Bob arrived in Edinburgh

and says the violence on the streets has nothing to do with his message. A bunch of losers with sort of white painted faces thinking they're going to create world revolution by standing on top of park benches. A trio of activists climbed well above bench level, hanging a b