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This is Sunrise on Seven. here's Kochie and Mel. Now from Brekky Central # Put your hands in to the big sky #

What are you reading Beretts?

That is an advanced copy. Melissa Doyle and Natalie Barr. A guide to footy tipping. A new best seller out? Nothing

Let's stop being smart, what is

inside it? Is it blank No full of stats. Good morning.

Definitely not. It is triple point this weekend!

continues to vent his spleen Mark Latham ahead of the release of his diaries.

What hasn't he said? In his latest interview with sex-obsessed sick puppies. he claims Labor is infested Yesterday, he said addiction to the media. Kevin Rudd has a heroin-like Kevin will reply to that After 7 o'clock as part of our Big Guns of Politics. on his former colleagues but the Latham attack has stirred up plenty of comment. You might like to have your say. Email or SMS us.

He has had a go at everybody else

with his story, if you have known

Mark Latham over the years, maybe

you played footy with him or

against him or cricket against him

or you went to school with him or

something like that - tell us your Mark Latham stories

Caught a taxi with him over the years

What is he like? Maybe he drove

Mark Latham has a everyone under

the sun but is he an agel himself?

Do we like this? Is this

Australian? I find it offensive

when people air their dirty laundry.

And we have a whole spate of books

chicks have written about being

dumped by blokes but I think that's

life, get over it. Don't you think?

Maybe I went off on a tangent there

I should not have gone so can I

just zip that back? Anyhow that is

what I think

Obviously close to your heart

What has that got to do with Mark Latham?

Everybody getting their dirty linen

out not just politicians. we will ask the experts Also coming up

your children to do chores. whether you should bribe on that. We would love to hear from you to help around the house? How do you get your kids

Just yell, do it

Because I said so

And how does the workload compare

to yours when you were young?

I think I had to make my bed

I used to have to do the gardening,

clean the pool

You so did not

Retile the roof, paint the house

How old are we talking here?

From about 8 through to 19.

Did you walk 5 kilometres in the

snow with no shoes and things like that?

Over broken glass

And I had to carry the horse when

it was feeling tired. We were so

poor. I had to carry the horse.

We always gauge the tone of our Friday by the opener. Plus, all the footy finals fever, speaks out on his 21st birthday, Prince Harry

I reckon he is Australian. and two great performers - of Eurovision 2005 Elena Paparizou. Aussie Kate Alexa and the winner the latest news with Natalie Barr. Right now though, it's time for Good morning, Nat. Good morning, everyone.

Labor insiders say focused on winning government it is important the party remains from Mark Latham. despite a wide-ranging attack with the former ALP leader A controversial television interview has been aired in full, he did not hold back. and, as promised, to promote tell-all book. It was the tell-all interview

and I'm proud to put my name to it. Well, I'm having my say opened up on a number of issues, The former Labor leader

towards Kim Beazley, including his ill-feeling who he describes as a waste of space. Well, if you talk to most people

that's what they say, isn't it? Well, if you talk to most people I'm not the only one to say it. He has also responded to criticism to the Boxing Day tsunamis, over his failure to publicly respond to quit the leadership. saying he had already decided artificial of me to get out there It would have been totally the Labor Party about the tsunami and speak on behalf of

when I'd made a decision to go.

most of his former party colleagues Mr Latham was scathing of but not all. a good chance at the next election I think Labor would have as the Labor leader. if they had Julia Gillard Labor insiders attack as fanciful and self-serving, have dismissed Mr Latham's venomous on winning government. saying the party must remain focused as a distraction. It's important that this is not seen It's important that this is not seen

launched next Wednesday. The Latham Diaries will be officially almost did not make it to air The tell-all interview between the ABC and News Limited. after a late night court tussle between the ABC and News Limited.

its scheduled broadcast time The program missed its scheduled broadcast time

after the newspaper group for a court injunction. successfully applied It claimed showing the interview of a confidentiality agreement would have been in breach and Mark Latham's book publisher. between News Limited a late night Supreme Court hearing. However, the ban was overturned in An Indonesian militant of the Australian Embassy in Jakarta accused over last year's bombing to be a suicide bomber. has denied he was trained will be sentenced next week. 26-year-old Saipul Bahri 10 years in prison. Prosecutors are demanding to death for their part in the attack Two men have already been sentenced in which 11 people were killed. has left hospital Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has left hospital

under close observation after spending two nights after her pregnancy scare. Doctors say she is in good health until the end of her pregnancy. but have ordered complete bed rest

to hospital on Wednesday morning, The 33-year-old was rushed

six weeks before her due date. when she began having contractions remains by his wife's side Prince Frederik after cancelling an overseas trip. Sport now with Beretts. The Saints and the Swans ready to go. preliminary final at the MCG The Swans go into tonight's first with an unchanged line-up. has been declared fit to play. Veteran midfielder Paul Williams Sydney has its sights on breaking the AFL's longest-running premiership drought. The club hasn't won a flag since 1933. St Kilda is fresh from a week's break. Adelaide captain Mark Ricciuto says Graham Johncock, Robert Shirley and Tyson Edwards will all play tomorrow, despite missing most of yesterday's main training session. The trio is battling soreness

ahead of Saturday's preliminary final against the Eagles, but all will be fit to play. West Coast has had a week's break but Ricciuto says the Crows are in good shape. Parramatta second-rower Nathan Hindmarsh says he is a 50-50 chance of overcoming a knee injury to play in next weekend's NRL preliminary final. Hindmarsh says his knee is feeling stronger by the day and he hopes to get further good news when he sees his doctor later today. The Eels play the winner of Saturday night's semifinal between Melbourne and North Queensland. Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist is supporting a batting order change following the Ashes defeat.

He is raising his hand to move up the batting order to No.6. That could allow an all-rounder or another bowler into the side. The vice-captain says Australia need to lose the fear that crept into the side during their visit to England. Gilly has claimed part responsibly for the disappointing Ashes series following a lacklustre performance with the bat.

What a change of tune for the

cricketers, sack the coach, sack

the captain, move the players

around in batting order

But they had the booster seat

On top of the luggage that was

great. Mind you the bowlers set

their own field. Very rarely has a

captain set the field. He has been

criticised for some of the field settings

At the end of the day it is the

captain's call and when you have

experienced guys like Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne

It is a bit harsh

Just what you said, absolute agree.

Grant is at Movie World on the Gold

Coast checking taught rides

Good to see you looking good

darling, yeah. Hi buddy, Mack Flash

international reporter here at the

latest attraction at Movie World

see? You know Shrek the movie, one

of only two films to gross over $50

million, $50 million here in

Australia is now open and it is a

new attraction, see? Can't see, see,

after all that. I tell you what, he

is coming here, the Shrek 4D

adventure, not 2D, not 3D, 4D - it

is eye popping, xoorddrirbgs opens

to the public tomorrow t stars are

on the green carpet, it is green,

see, can't see that because I just

flashed myself in the eyes but

let's take a look at your forecast see? Expect widespread rain and storms across the north and east.

A low will develop over New South Wales causing winds to strengthen and rain to increase. A cold front will bring showery winds and alpine snow to the south-east.

A high will clear WA.

The two-day outlook. Rain clearing from Brisbane and Sydney, but persisting in Canberra and Hobart. 6 ?? More showers tomorrow in Melbourne and Perth, and across the weekend in Adelaide.

Thank you marlin, you carry on. The

4D adventure of Shrek, see you soon.

Catch you later now. Super man,

this way, this way soup ire man. Thank you Grant. for you to win free petrol. Coming up this morning, more chances for this weekend's footy finals And next the winners and losers Beretts and Greg. as predicted by Mel, Nat, follow the break. The Sunrise tipsters' expert picks fresh-baked taste There's a great new in four delicious varieties You'll love them. Yum! for the footy finals. It is time to discuss our tips in the AFL and the semis in the NRL. We are up to the preliminary finals this weekend, It is triple points what our tipsters reckon. so let's see so is Nat and Beretts. Radio 4BC's Greg Cary is with us, Okay. Let's start with the AFL.

Cracker night tonight, St Kilda

play the Swans who just got out of

goal against Geelong last weekend.

Mat McGuire and Matt hutchin will

play, Aaron Hamill and Justin

Peckett will not play but Paul

Williams will play.

Do you think anything will

interfere, in the West Coast it was

a wrong umpiring decision against

Geelong it was Geelong who decided

they wanted the field soaked that

afternoon and the AFL did it

without consulting the Swans. Do

you think the AFL will talk to the

Swans this time? Conspiracy theory

freaks would say...

They were getting divine

intervention. It will be a tight one

And in the west?. The big one, the

Crows and West Coast on Saturday

and of course West Coast at home

they pipped Sydney in their last

final, earned the week off. The

Crows go there. Remember in the

last couple of round in the regular

sees Adelaide went to West Coast

and beat them so Adelaide have no

problem with travelling. Phil

Matera who hurt his groin during

the match with Sydney is not fit

the play so they will be without

him. He is a great goal sneak but

maybe the edge - I think Adelaide,

although the punters don't like

them all the money is going on West

Coast at the moment but you can't

discount Adelaide, they are looking good

Adelaide has been playing really

well and it is setting up for an Adelaide-St Kilda showdown next

week. The more you look tat record

of the Swans and in particular

their coach Paul Roos, two grand

final qualifiers in two years and

a semiknock out and people tried to

tell us a couple of years ago Paul

was not the right man for the jobs

And the fans got him appointed.

They knew best. Let's look at the

tips for the AFL

Mark for Sydney A good mixed bag.

I'm with Greg, I just think the

Swans, they have got nothing to

lose, St Kilda coming off the week

off are fresh but the Swans have

had to fight all the way through,

they had the tough clash with west

depoost and Geelong and the Swans

might upset

The week break will be beneficial

to both. But the NRL, can I just

say Nat are you with me here, no to

triple points?

What are your thoughts on the

league Greg?

I think David both games could be

either way which is in the - well

it is to sit on the fence - it is

just that tiefplt people will say

the Cowboys can't come back from

last week but I'm not so sure. I

think the match against the tigers

will be great. The Melbourne Storm

have been playing well t Broncos,

people have written them off, we

haven't won for six or receive yeb

weeks but we can reverse it. The

Broncos might bounce back so I hope

it is not loyalty speaking

We need to sell more seats to the

Storm Cowboys game, it is a big

story here today Greg

Need a few more bot yopls

I think there was a good argument

to move it to one of the other

capitals, when you reach finals

time and you have two Sydney teams

it is a solid argument. I know

there is contractual stuff that

have to be sorted out

The AFL do that

In case this is the last time it

happens can we have another glance

at the leaderboard in case it

changes and I is not triple point

this weekend

It is all up in the air

Six-point lead, Greg will make a

run for it this weekend and a mixed

bag in tips so it will be

fascinating. Greg have a great You too guys. weekend

after 7am. We will have more on the footy finals from both the AFL and NRL. We will be joined by players But next, Wall Street live. with 25% to 35% off manchester. Living with Deborah Hutton range. Including my at Kmart now. 25% to 35% off manchester (Both sing) # He likes steak... # MAN: I like steak. Sirloin steak with barbecue sauce, Sunrise is powered by Dell. Buy online selected Dell desktops and notebooks. and receive an additional $100 off

How did the market finish up?

The market could not figure out

what it wanted to do today. US

stocks struggled for direction as

investors had mixed economic news

to digest. First a closely watched

index of business conditions in the

mid Atlantic region that fell more

than anticipated and a separate

report showed inflation on the

retail level tameer than expected

last month. Weekly jobless claims

posed their biggest jump in nearly

10 years, a lot to digest. The Dow

Jones gained 13 and the Nasdaq lost

3 ending at 2146. As expected Delta

and north-west both filed for bankruptcy protection late

yesterday afternoon which means

four out of the top seven US

carriers now operating under

chapter 11. Both companies have

been struggling to keep up with

intense competition and soaring jet

fuel prices. Delta shares gained

more than 5% but shares of north

wets lost half their value. Both

stocks now trade under $1 a share.

That is the latest from Wall Street

Kochie back to you and have a great weekend.

Same to you.

Checking the markets in our region.

Ahead on the show, after Mark Latham's bitter attack? will the mud stick to Labor We will ask our Big Guns of Politics. news, sport and weather together. But next across Australia. You're watching Sunrise

# These boots are made for walking # And that's just what they'll do are gonna walk all over you # # One of these days these boots Jessica Simpson. This Sunday on Weekend Sunrise, She is a singer and now a film star Dukes of Hazzard. with her role in the new movie

on Weekend Sunrise. She is our special guest That's Sunday morning from 8am. Kevin Rudd hits back at Mark Latham. Ahead this morning,

Christine says at least someone is

bold enough to say it as it is.

Good on him. At least he has put

his own signature to his thoughts

says Christine, not like some of

those back-stabbing hypocrites, go

Latham, I wish him well. Christine

in Queensland. We are asking you

for your Mark Latham stories. He

has told lots of stories about

other people in his book. To you

have a story? Have you met him? Did

you go to school with him? What was

he like? Did you may sport against

him? Let us know

Kevin Rudd gets quite a mention in

the book so we will chat to him in

our Big Guns of Politics section

and we will ask him what he things

about it. And the live music from

Kate Alexa and the winner of theure

row vision Elena Paparizou, a

beauty with a great voice. But right now, here's Nat with the 6.30 news. Good morning, everyone. Mark Latham's controversial television interview has aired in full after a last-minute court injunction was overturned. The former ALP leader has attacked former colleagues in a tell-all personal diary, labelling them snakes, freaks and sewer rats. Mr Latham blames Kim Beazley

for a six-year smear campaign that led to his demise describing him as a waste of space. Well, if you talk to most people, that's what they say, isn't it? I'm not the only one saying it. Mr Beazley says he will not rule out legal action, but Labor is rallying behind its leader

saying the party must remain focused on winning government. It's important that this is not seen as a distraction. The Latham Diaries will be officially launched next Wednesday. A man accused over last year's Australian Embassy bombing in Jakarta has denied he bought explosive materials for the attack in which 11 people were killed. Saipul Bahri has also rejected accusations he trained to be a suicide bomber in the lead-up to the blast. The 26-year-old will be sentenced next Thursday. Prosecutors are calling for a 10-year jail term. New Zealand police are still negotiating with a Slovakian man holed up in a Tauranga hotel threatening to blow himself up. The siege began early yesterday. The 57-year-old reportedly facing immigration problems is demanding to speak is demanding to speak to Prime Minister Helen Clark. Negotiators say while the man is refusing to come outside he is talking with them. Some good news now for residents in America's southern hurricane zone. as it continues along the coast. Hurricane Ophelia is weakening is still being battered North Carolina is still being battered

with strong winds and lashing rain, but it is nowhere near as devastating as Katrina. More than 80,000 homes are still without power along the State's east coast. in the hunt for missing Perth boy There is a new lead in the hunt for missing Perth boy Blake Reynolds.

Police want to speak to a woman spotted on a train security video who sat next to the 14-year-old the day he vanished. Anybody that happens to know this lady, please ring in. We would love to get in touch with her. They both got on at Armadale and four minutes later got off at Kelmscott. Blake has been missing for 16 days.

The Federal Government has ruled out offering tax and employer concessions to volunteer firefighters. The government has rejected recommendations from a report into the devastating summer bushfires of 2002 saying it would be unfair to other volunteers. The report had recommended a program similar to the Army Reserves where employers are reimbursed for the time their staff are away and volunteer firefighters are entitled to tax breaks. Doctors have ordered Denmark's Crown Princess Mary to rest up for the remainder of her pregnancy. The Australian-born princess has been released from a Copenhagen hospital. She was admitted on Wednesday morning when she began having contractions six weeks before her due date. Crown Prince Frederik remains by his wife's side after cancelling an overseas trip. Sport next with Beretts. Do or die for the Saints and Swans tonight. The Swans will field an unchanged line-up ahead of tonight's first preliminary final against St Kilda. Paul Williams was a concern following a quadracep injury, but Sydney coach says his key midfielder has been training well.

We've certainly got him pencilled in barring a mishap between now and tomorrow night. St Kilda have not won a premiership since 1966. They remain favourites to go through to next week's grand final despite four changes to their line-up. The Saints have had a two-week break from competition. Adelaide captain Mark Ricciuto says Graham Johncock, Robert Shirley and Tyson Edwards will all play this weekend, despite missing most of yesterday's main training session. Each player is battling soreness

ahead of Saturday's preliminary final against the Eagles, but all will be fit to play. West Coast has had a week's break but Ricciuto says the Crows will run out the game strongly. Former Australian cricket coach Geoff Marsh says he could be lured back to coaching ranks if asked. Current coach John Buchanan concedes he is under pressure after losing the Ashes series 2-1. The 52-year-old's contract with Cricket Australia expires next month. Marsh resigned his position as head coach in 1999 due to personal reasons. The Prime Minister's 13 Rugby League side will fly out for the goodwill tour of Papua New Guinea this morning. The PM's 13, led by retiring Sydney Roosters' backrower Luke Ricketson, will play The Kumuls on Sunday before returning to Australia on Tuesday.

What a weekend of sport!

It will be a beauty. Can I just say

over summer, when our firefighters

were out saving people's lives and

houses, that I hope that if a

politician's house is there they

just don't help it and they say

"Remember when we asked you to help

our boss because we were wanting

time off or to give us a few tax

breaks because we are spending

weeks out here to save lives and

houses" that they say quotes quote

remember you knock us back when we

ask for concessions" that is

annoying that story you did in the

news that they are heroes and they

give up so much time and their

bosses allow them to take it off to

help the community and not just to

get a little incentive really annoys me

Sometimes there is fire after fire

after fire in the summer period and

they go interstate and are away for weeks

Look at the other alternative,

which is to have more full-time

firefighters which we could not afford

If we start to get a drop-off in

volunteers what a pathetic decision.

We will remind you in January and

February and see what you have to

say then.

Let's check the weather from Grant

who is at Movie World on the Gold Coast.

We are here today for the Premier of the new Shrek

Here is Charlie's costume here, and

then you have the costume for the

Novembery right there and how could

you forget this ripper here. Look,

the golden ticket. Willie, how are you?

You will have the greatest time in

my factory it is as wholesome and

fun as apple pie. You will see all

kinds of things and you will see a

chocolate river with a chocolate

water fall. Yeah. Now the water

fall is most important. It mixes up

the chocolate, makes it light and frothy. Beautiful

My factory advertise only factory

in the world that mixes it

chocolate by water fall. The rest

is going to be a surprise because

the best prize of all is a surprise.

Lovely to meet you Willie

Movie magic comes alive at warner

bro thers Movie World. It is not

too early in the morning.

Everything is Ed in here in this

place and it is a wonderful place

to be - that is an EFTPOS machine

but see you in half an hour when we

show you the new 4D Shrek adventure

Can you thank Michael Jackson for

filling in as Willy Wonka there,

great to see he has a job

That is what we were thinking but

we were not going to tell him

He hasn't got an ear peace, has he?

I brought you a little note. He can hear us. Ahead this morning, the reporter who scored the tell-all interview with Prince Harry. She tells us what he is really like.

He seems quite a normal bloke.

He does. Glad you think he is a cool dude. But next, today's newspaper headlines, and we are live to Hollywood with Nelson Aspen.

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The West Australian says unions will demand pay rises of about $50 a week to cover the cost of soaring petrol prices. The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union has sparked the push. And there is a picture of the Fashions of the Field competition at the Kalgoorlie-Boulder races. The Australian

Are they a big deal?

It is not just a day but a week

Were you ever in the Fashions on the Field?

No, I went to the round a couple of times For a week each!

Does the event go for a week or

just your hangover?

It is pretty full on, a great event. The Australian has more on Mark Latham's attack on his former party. He claims Labor politics is infested with sex-obsessed sick puppies hellbent on using personal smears to tear down their opponents.

The Herald Sun headlines Pure Venom for the Mark Latham story. But up the top is the big story - the showdown tonight between the Saints and the Swans. That is what is making the papers today. This juicy gossip brought to you by V8 Fruit and Veg - a great start to every day. We have some sad news out of Tinseltown this morning. To tell us more, we are joined by Nelson Aspen in Hollywood. Good morning, Nelson. What has happened? Ahead this morning -

Sadly have to tell you that

director Robert Wise passed away

yesterday from heart failure. He

was 91 years old but he certainly

leaves a rich legacy winning two

acalm any awards for little films

you may have heard of, 'West Side

Story' and 'The Sound of Music', so

quite an icon, quite beloved to our

Kochie and as an editor he also

worked on the hunchback and Citizen

Kane so he had a career that

spanned the 20th century

What a legend, 'West Side Story'

and sound of music, amazing, great

Hollywood movies. There are rumours

they could elope but Brangelina may

have already tide the not

No, no, impossible because the

divorce from Jennifer Aniston will

not be finalised until 2 October.

However, in an indication of where

things either may be or where they

are rapidly going, a spy overheard

Angelina Jolie in a shop refer to

"My husband" in a conversation

about Brad so it might just be a

heck of a pet name or maybe it is

an omen of things to come.

Quickly, has Britney named her baby?

She has not. Now they are also

throwing the name Sean into the mix,

Preston London Sean whatever, but

it could be anything

Looking forward to the Swans game?

Yeah, and speaking of babies, I

understand leaping Leo is a new dad

so congratulations to him. Very

excited soy will be back in full

regoala at 8.40

Put in a call to leaping Leo on how

he is going to tag Fraser Gehrig

too, I think he may need your advice

That is what I'm here for

Exactly. Thank you for that. catch

you just after 8.30 Nelson. Words

of wisdom from Nelson in to Leo's

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Now 8.15 we will talk about chores,

how to get your kids to do chores,

when is the right time to start

them off? Angey said my dad used to

make us do the dishes and took a

photo and posed it on the fridge

and when I was in my 20s we were

standing over an automatic dish

washer at the time

Debbie says I was that short when

hi to start ironing that my

stepfather built me a step to stand

on, I started with hangies and progressed up

I did the hangies.

You iron hankies

We buy tissues

We did in the old days when I was a kid

You do the right Folds

Like ironing your undies, you have

to be really weird to do that.

Someone who works on the Sunrise

team actually does that

Who?

We are getting lots of Mark Latham

stories ...

It is not you as well, it is Jackie

our switcher - sorry Jackie!

Beretts does?

No

Do you?

No, I iron hankies

But your car is the cleanest one in

the carpark, have you ever noticed that?

You have moved on really quickly.

You will look out of focus all day

today. A lot of Mark Latham stories.

On a flight from Sydney to Perth on

which I was a passenger with the

hey that family we experienced

bouts of turbulence the seatbelt on,

Oliver Latham was running down the

aisle, everyone had to sit down,

the Lathams believed they were

exempt, very rude and set a bad

example. But this from a viewer -

we met Mark a few times with our

local rugby including he always

comes to our big event and is a

nice bloke to everybody

Ken from Victoria says Mark Latham

must be joking that after a

lifetime in politics he is now

telling the true!

That is a big one

This is from Peter, everyone can

hear but only true friends Everyone can hear but only true friends listen. Coming up, we preview the weekend in footy finals. But straight ahead, news, sport and weather. You're waking up with Sunrise on Seven. If you struggle with

And they'll get a true taste of spr Everybody has a story, and Monique Wright is out to prove it. Monday sees the return of her popular Everyday People Series. Must-see TV every Monday at 7.40, but only on Sunrise. Ahead this morning, We apologise for the temporary loss of captions.

The government and politicians said

no help to the firefighters for

giving them time off or a tax break

when they are out fighting fires.

We will see those same politicians

laud their work during the fire

season but this is what they do

during the off season. Something

that shells beautiful dash congratulations to John Stevenson

who has won the title of the

greatest Aussie meat pie maker, he

runs the Village Hot Bakery in Dubbo

Nothing beats a good meat pie

But how do you eat it? I'm hopeless

at eating a meat pie

You are not a Nancy, are you, you

have to eat it with your hand?

It tastes better when you get a bit

of a dribble

Do you stick the tomato sauce

bottle in under the lid?

No, that is double-dipping, that is penetrateing the pie, you don't

want to do that. You want to keep

the pie pure and sacred

And smear it with your finger

Or you can rotate it

So you take it out of the plastic?

Get it right out, get the sauce all

the way around and there you go. It

is dependent on how hot the pie is.

If I pie is really hot like at the

football you have to be careful

about how you eat it, work your way

around the crust

You need a catcher if you like

Here ace bloke who goes to the

footy a lot and eats lots of pies

I just buy a hot dog because u is

easier at the footy

But that is un-Australian - you

don't give up a meat pie just

because you find it a fiddle. It is a great Australian tradition.

I like a plate with a knife and

fork so I can enjoy it

Some foods like a pizza taste

different when cutlery is involved.

You have to eat your - use your fingers

There is nothing more sexy than a

woman at the footy with a bit of a

meat pie stain on her top

A bit of beer dribble, great, gets

you going, doesn't it?

Whatever does it for you Looks terrific.

How do you eat a pie? Tech Nikes on eating a pie correctly

I suppose it depend if you are

wanting to turn someone on or not

really

We know what Lib does now at the footy. Good morning, everyone. The Labor Party is distancing itself from comments made by Mark Latham, in an explosive televised interview that was aired last night. Party insiders say it's important the ALP stays focused on the main prize and that's winning government. It was the tell-all interview to promote the tell-all book. Well, I'm having my say and I'm proud to put my name to it. The former Labor leader opened up on a number of issues, including his ill-feeling towards Kim Beazley, who he describes as a waste of space. Well, if you talk to most people that's what they say, isn't it? I'm not the only one saying it. He has also responded to criticism over his failure to publicly respond to the Boxing Day tsunamis, saying he had already decided to quit the leadership. It would have been totally artificial of me to get out there speak on behalf of the Labor Party about the tsunami when I'd made a decision to go. but not all. I think Labor would have a good chance at the next election if they had Julia Gillard as the Labor leader.

Labor insiders have dismissed Mr Latham's venomous attack as fanciful and self-serving, saying the party must remain focused on winning government. It's important that this is not seen as a distraction.

The Latham Diaries will be officially launched next Wednesday. Australia's major banks are going high-tech in their fight against online fraud. Like something out of a Hollywood blockbuster, customers may soon have to pass fingerprint recognition tests

before accessing Internet banking sites. The move is designed to combat cyberfraud, which has already cost the banking industry $100 million this year.

The technology is already being used overseas and is expected to cost $700 million to establish here. Insurgents have stepped up their deadly campaign in Iraq. At least 31 people have been killed in two separate suicide bombings in Baghdad's south. Iraqi police officers and Interior Ministry commandos are among the dead. More than 200 people have been killed in rebel attacks over the past two days. Al-Qaeda's Iraqi arm has claimed responsibility for the bombing campaign. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has left hospital after spending two nights under close observation after her pregnancy scare. Doctors say she is in good health but have ordered complete bed rest until the end of her pregnancy. The 33-year-old was rushed to hospital on Wednesday morning, when she began having contractions six weeks before her due date. Prince Frederik remains by his wife's side after cancelling an overseas trip. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

has banned the sale of soft drinks in the State's high schools. He says California is facing an obesity epidemic and the legislation is the first step in his plan to improve overall health levels. The governor says one in three of the State's teenagers is obese. Checking finance news. It was a mixed day on Wall Street. The Swans have named an unchanged team for tonight's do-or-die clash against St Kilda. The Swans go into tonight's first preliminary final at the MCG with an unchanged line-up. Veteran midfielder Paul Williams has been declared fit to play. Sydney has its sights on breaking the AFL's longest-running premiership drought. The club has not won a flag since 1933. St Kilda is fresh from a week's break. Adelaide captain Mark Ricciuto says Graham Johncock, Robert Shirley and Tyson Edwards will all play this weekend, despite missing most of yesterday's main training session. The trio is battling soreness

ahead of the second preliminary final against the Eagles, but all will be fit to play. West Coast has had a week's break

but Ricciuto says the Crows are in good shape. Parramatta second-rower Nathan Hindmarsh says he is a 50-50 chance of overcoming a knee injury to play in next weekend's preliminary NRL final. Hindmarsh says his knee is feeling stronger by the day and he hopes to get further good news when he sees his doctor later today. The Eels play the winner of Saturday night's semifinal between Melbourne and North Queensland. Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist

is supporting a batting order change following the Ashes defeat. He is raising his hand to move up the batting order to No.6.

That could allow an all-rounder or another bowler into the side. The vice-captain says Australia need to lose the fear that crept into the side during their visit to England. Gilly has claimed part responsibly for the disappointing Ashes series following a lacklustre performance with the bat. A big weekend of A-League matches. Kicking off tonight with Sydney FC taking on the Central Coast Mariners at Aussie Stadium. Tomorrow night, Perth Glory is at home to Adelaide United. Sunday at Suncorp Stadium, it is Queensland Roar facing the Melbourne Victory. In Newcastle, the Jets tackle the New Zealand Knights.

Boy what what weekend for

Perth-Adelaide rivalry, the AFL at

Subiaco and the soccer being played

there as well

And the great icon of all footy games

See you tonight darling!

Mark is salivating over his pie,

Grant has lost himself in Willie

Wonka's chocolate factory so we

will do the forecast first up. Expect widespread rain and storms across the north and east. A low will develop over New South Wales

causing winds to strengthen and rain to increase. A cold front will bring showery winds and alpine snow to the south-east. A high will clear WA. The two-day outlook. Rain clearing from Brisbane and Sydney, but persisting in Canberra and Hobart. More showers tomorrow in Melbourne and Perth, and across the weekend in Adelaide. The sale of Telstra has been given the green light by both houses of parliament, but after all the build-up barely anyone noticed. Our attentions were instead focused on Mark Latham's stinging attack on his own party. In his upcoming book he says the Labor Caucus is infested with sewer rats. He also calls Kevin Rudd a media addict. So let's get reaction from the man himself,

who is this week in New York. While here in the studio, Human Services Minister Joe Hockey completes our Big Guns lineup. Good morning to you both. Kevin, do you have a media addiction worse than heroin?

Look, I think the whole thing is

pretty sad really Mel. It is just

very, very sad that it has got to

this with Mark. He is a guy who had

such enormous potential. I mean

great gifts, great ability, he the

opportunity to become Prime

Minister of Australia, very few

people have that chance. When it

didn't work out it seems that he

has adopted a strategy of lashing

out at everybody, including people

who have supported him since the

very begining. People like Gough

Whitlam, that is sad, and I hope

that sooner rather than later we

can all move on from this can all move on from this because

Australia faces some big challenges

as the present and this is one big distraction

Is this true to his character or

has he just gone off the beam?

You know, Kochie, it is fair to say

that Mark and I were never actually

the best of mates, and he never

regarded me as - in a particularity

positive light, but I have to say something really has happened since

we lost the election last November.

I mean, he was always a bit of a

firebrand in politics but the Mark

Latham we are seeing in recent days

and weeks and the event going back

to January, frankly, I have to say

I find surprising. He is hurting a

lot of people. I mean, forget about

me. I have only got to know him

very recently, but people like

Gough Whitlam who gave him his

first job, people like Paul Keating

supporting him from the side. Other

people who have helped him along

the way like Kim Beazley, something

is going on here. I don't confess

to understand it Kochie, all I know

is that it is really, really sad

We want to get your reaction to a

particular clip we cause Mark

Latham brings up your late mother

in the book. Listen to interview

aired last night.

What about Kevin Rudd crying about

his mum's death while lobbying

foreshadow Terry

This is on the context of him

pleblging while other members are

saying he is putting the spear in

Your response?

Mel, in politics there is a lot of

cut and thrust but I have to say I

find that pretty low. For Mark to

stoop solo as to bring my mother's

death in to his own political mem

your. For goodness sake. My mother

died, as you know, the day before

the election, I was down doing the

program with you the day before the

election last year and she turned

really sick. I flew straight back

to Brisbane and she died. She was

buried I think a few days before I

went to see Latham straight after

the election, after we had lost and

that is when we had this

conversation with portfolios, but I

have to say Mark's version of

events and the truth are a long, long way apart.

Joe, this whole book has created a

field day for the Coalition and

Peter cos tell he oh and Tony

Abbott had an absolute field day in

Parliament yesterday. What does it

say about the Labor Party?

Firstly let me say I think it is

unacceptable to bring Kevin's

mother in to it. I know Kevin - how

deeply he felt the loss of his

mother and I think Latham is right

off the mark there. But if I can

just say one thing - the Labor

Party recommended 12 months ago

that this guy become Prime Minister.

It was not just the Labor Party, it

was the Greens and Democrats as

well because all their preferences

went to Labor and in the bd end 48%

of Australians voted for Mark

Latham to become PM on the

recommendation of the Labor Party

and the Greens and the Democrats so

clearly if there is an ounce of

truth, if 5% of Mark Latham's book

is accurate, there is a lot of soul

searching to go on in the Labor Party

Do you think it will hurt the Labor

Party or do you think Mark Latham

has attacked his own credibility?

I don't think it does anyone good

in politics to have this sort of

thing. It is the sort of event that

I think demeans the service of the

community that we all try to achieve

Can I come in on that Mel? Of course

If I could just come in on that and

I tank Joe for what he said before

about my mother. Can I just say

this about this whole book and I

have only seen bits and pieces

since I have been here in New York

at the UN millennium summit and we

are here to talk about other things

and poverty in the world. But when

it comes to the Latham book I think

the wash-out of it will be along

these lines - the book says a lot

more about Mark Latham than it says

about anybody else and the book

says a lot more about what Mark

Latham has become in this sea of

bitterness that has over taken him

since losing the election than it

does about anybody else. I know a

lot of these people he is referring

to in the back and it just does not stack up at all

Let's move on to the reason you are

there Kevin. You would promise you

would report back. The UN did hold

the line on the focus on poverty

and the PM is doubling foreign aid.

That has to be a good rul

I think it is Kochie. I said the

other day after the PM made the

statement on foreign aid that we

welcomed it, we think it is a step

in the right direction, it is in

the as much as he described it. At

present we give 0.8% of gross

national income to foreign aid and

after the PM's announcement by 2010

then aid would rise to 0.37% of

gross national income, that means a

difference of about 1.5 billion

dollars. Now that is a good step in

the right direction. We argue that

we can still aim higher and that is

where other countries around the

world are aiming as well. 0.5% of

gross national income as

circumstances permit. But on your

challenge to me about the

millennium development goals and

all those good young people you had

from the Oaktree Foundation and

elsewhere last week in the

background of the program, that

sort of effort around the world

worked. The US ultimately had to

pull back from its effort to take

the millennium defment goals out of

the agreed communique here in New

York so I think we achieved something wonderful

A great win. The egg timer is

almost dry, listen to a comment

from Barnaby Joyce after the

agreement on Telstra.

It is like getting married, isn't

it? Do you ever have this 100%

happyness that this is tote think

right thing to do?

Now the question is Now the question is with

Now the question is with both of

you, were you both 100% happy when

you walked down the aisle? Barnaby

says he only walked down the aisle

if we can see the analogy only 65%

convinced that he was make tinge

right decision down the aisle like

with Telstra. Joe? What percentage

were you on?

What was the question?

When you were walking down the

aisle were you 100% convinced you

were making the right decision or

80% or 75 ...

110%, I'm a very lucky guy Kevin?

The day I got married was the best

day of my life and I have been

married - no, 100%. It is when who

make up your mind to get married

that you go through all the doubts

and most blokes if they are honest

about it go through all of that

thing. I'm sure Mel no women ever

have those doubts but the day that

we got married which is 24 years

ago next month - hi Therese was the

best day of my life

We reckon Barnaby was in did

doghouse after that comment. That

was a classic Fair enough!

I wont want to be at the joys family this weekend. Now let's head outside to Mark. AFL and Rugby League fans are enjoying two of the closest finals series in recent history. It is still anyone's guess which team will take out the premiership in either code. we are joined by former Sydney Swan Matthew Nicks and Cronulla Sharks' coach Stuart Raper. Good morning to you both.

I think the Swans can get over St

Kilda night. Last year St Kilda

knocked us out of the finals and we

have got a bit of revenge we need

to take out on them. The guys are

fired up, I spoke to a couple of

them last night in Melbourne and

they are ready to go, it will be a great game

The Swans need the skipper Barry

Hall to stand up. Is there any

concern about his form?

He would be the only one concerned.

He would really want to pull out a

big game tonight and I'm sure we

will see that as well. It has been

a long time since I have seen Barry

Hall play three bad gales in a row

so he will be keen to get out there

The other match on Saturday t

Adelaide Crows and the West Coast

Eagles, West Coast at home are a

very tough proposition

Yeah, they knocked us awe a few

weeks ago, only just though, so I

would have to go with Adelaide on

that one because they travelling

well and are the form side at the

moment and they have beaten West

Coast over there on their home ground. They have a strong defence

so I think they can do the job

A lot of the bookies have gone with

the West Coast Eagles, are you surprised?

No, it is in Perth. I would have to

go with Adelaide. I can understand

how they would go for a home side

in a finals game but after what I

saw in Perth when we played them I

think Adelaide can do them

The Broncos and the Tigers, I mean

the Broncos are just waiting for

something big to happen again

aren't they?

Their form has been poor, five

losses straight and I'm sure Wayne

Bennett and Darren Lockyer as

experienced as they are will try to

turn things around. They have a lot

of experience in their forward pack

and they will tip the scales for them

There is a lot of momentum hunt the

Tigers and particularly in Sydney

people want to get behind them.

Have they got what it takes to beat

Brisbane?. They have got the

personnel, the momentum and a good

coach, he has a good mentality in

the way the guys are approaching

their game and they will have a lot

of support, Sydney and neutral

people supporting for the Tigers.

There is a lot going for them. I

sway towards the Broncos mainly

because of the experience, in

finals, Test football, State of

Origin football through out the squad

The storm and the Cowboys will be a

cracker. Can the Cowboys come back

from last week, the big loss - a

big dent in their confidence last

week they got wiped off the park by

the Tigers. There has been a lot of

controversy with the grapple tackle

and they have been at each other

which will create a lot of interest

and if it blows up early. The

Cowboys can bounce back, they will

miss Web, a great enforceer but

with Slater out for Melbourne and

Robbie burns their skipper who is

carrying a shoulder injury whether

he plays or not could be a big blow

tore the storm and that is why I'm

tipping the scales and going for

the Cowboys

I know you guys would love to be in

it but have you ever seen a finals

series as tight as this? Anyone can

win it from here

Certain which will from my

perspective it has been that

competition for us, top sides have

been beating bottom sides and vice

versa by big scores. It is the

closest competition the NRL has had

in its history and in the play-offs

We have got the top 4 sides that

finished at the end of the season

playing off in these games so I

shows the best has risen to the top

and who knows who will win it from

here but I hoipt is the red-and-the-white.

Who have you gone for?

Brisbane, their experience is too

much weighing on their side. I

would like to think the home

support of tigers can get them

through and the Cowboys can bounce

back from last week's heavy defeat

Adelaide over West Coast, their die

fence is too strong and I have

decided to go for Sydney because I

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This is very big Mel and Kochie.

The big sports interview of it

morning, don't worry about that.

Remember we were talking about the

great Australian meat pie and the

outright meat championship John

Stevenson. He was watching in his

hotel room, he was not in Dubbo

baking them. He has come dashing

down, congratulations

Thank you, my brothers are at home

doing the work right now

They are doing the work and you are getting the accolades Yes

What makes your pie the national champion?

The quality ingredients, we buy our

meat in and hand dice and mince our

own meat. We use the best

ingredient, three generations of

baking history, love, care, all

that and just really try to make

the best pie we can

Beretts ask did champ how he eats

his own meat pie

This is important - Kochie want to

know how you ate your meat pie and

do you ever cringe when you see

your beautiful pie being massacred

outside the shop?

I can see how my customers eat them,

they just adore them

What about the champion, where do

you put your sauce, put it on top?

Yes, on top, smear it a bit with

the finger then get in to it. I don't penetrate

See that is it from the champ guys

You have to smear it with your finger

You never penetrate, that is safe

pie eating

There it is from the source, you

can't get a bet of bit of advice.

The champ!

Well done (APPLAUSE)

I don't know - I'm a bit worried

about Jeremy on the Gold Coast.

Consider the pie as a moon, I

tackle the pie in the stages of the

moon by creating the stage, create

a crescent shape an hopped in an

upright direction, it acts as a

catching device to make sure no

meat is lost. The same technique is

repeated until the pie is finished

Just eat it, shove it in

Bruce says a true Australian can

eat a four and 20 pie in one hand

with a in they in the other without

spilling a drop of either. Absolute

I right. Jamie says eat all the

meet with a spoon then eat the ace

triI have had a few of those. Ted

says you only put sauce on if the

pie is not up to scratch.

Terry says her husband turns the

pie over so it does not dribble. I

would find that a bit dangerous.

That would mess things up, you can't do that. Ahead on the show, live music from Aussie singer and songwriter Kate Alexa. And we will meet the reporter who conducted that tell-all interview with Prince Harry. First though, here's Nat with the 7.30 news. Good morning, everyone. Mark Latham's controversial television interview has aired in full after a last-minute court injunction was overturned. The former ALP leader has attacked former colleagues in a tell-all personal diary, labelling them snakes, freaks and sewer rats. Mr Latham blames Kim Beazley for a six-year smear campaign that led to his demise

describing him as a waste of space. Well, if you talk to most people, that's what they say, isn't it?

I'm not the only one saying it. Mr Beazley says he will not rule out legal action, but Labor is rallying behind its leader saying the party must remain focused on winning government. It's very important that this is not seen as a distraction. The Latham Diaries will be officially launched next Wednesday. The tell-all interview almost did not make it to air after a late-night court tussle after a late-night court tussle between the ABC and News Limited. The program missed its scheduled broadcast time after the newspaper group successfully applied for a court injunction. It claimed showing the interview would have been in breach of a confidentiality agreement between News Limited and Mark Latham's book publisher. However, the ban was overturned in a late-night Supreme Court hearing. Victoria's Homicide Squad is investigating the suspicious death of a Melbourne real estate agent, found face-down in the bathroom of a vacant house. The 48-year-old mother-of-two had arrived at the Melton property yesterday for an inspection appointment. Police came and had a key to the premises and we found a female, upstairs, deceased.

We believe it to be the female real estate agent. The woman's car was located at a nearby golf course. New Zealand Police have stormed a hotel in the country's north ending a 13-hour siege. A 57-year-old Slovenian man was arrested after threatening to blow himself up. He demanded to speak to Prime Minister Helen Clark about his student visa being withdrawn. Police found a fake bomb in his hotel room.

The man will face court later today.

A man accused over last year's Australian Embassy bombing in Jakarta has denied he bought explosive materials for the attack in which 11 people were killed.

Saipul Bahri has also rejected accusations he trained to be a suicide bomber in the lead-up to the blast. The 26-year-old will be sentenced next Thursday. Prosecutors are calling for a 10-year jail term. Doctors have ordered Denmark's Crown Princess Mary to rest up for the remainder of her pregnancy. The Australian-born princess has been released from a Copenhagen hospital. She was admitted on Wednesday morning when she began having contractions six weeks before her due date. Crown Prince Frederik remains by his wife's side after cancelling an overseas trip. The Swans are heading into tonight's game hoping this season is going to be the big one.

The Sydney Swans will be looking to break the AFL's biggest premiership drought when it takes on St Kilda in the first elimination final tonight. The Swans haven't flown a premiership flag since 1933. They'll go into tonight's match at the MCG with an unchanged line-up after midfielder Paul Williams was declared fit to play. Former Australian cricket coach Geoff Marsh says he could be lured back to coaching ranks if asked. Current coach John Buchanan concedes he is under pressure

after losing the Ashes series 2-1. The 52-year-old's contract wi