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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, exactly. (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 Thursday 6 October. your food comes from? Do you know where

Don't want to know. Sometimes it

scares me what goes into food, and

stuff like that. If you want to

know where it comes from, maybe the

country of origin, what country it

was grown in, what country it was

produced in, you need three

different dip localas to work it

out. Reading the labels - Lib reads

them, she makes me read them. on the way, though. There are changes

or 'product of' on the label. They'll need the words 'made in' whether that goes far enough. This morning, we're going to ask And we'd also love to hear of weird labels on products. some good examples it could be something else. It could be food,

Just tell us. The funny things are

like Dr John D'Arcy was saying the

other week with some of the

children's medication, it says on

the side "makes you drowsy, don't

use machinery". What about you

Beretts? Where is he? Hello? Are

you still getting your microphone


Have you started? Right, we're away.

Good morning. Welcome to Sunrise.

Do you want to introduce your mate?

That's Les, everyone. Get off me,

Les. Thanks, mate.

You're thinking of having a second

child too. I beg your pardon?

Really? What, really the second

child? No, we've got a child and

we'd like to have another one, sure.

I can understand that one. We

weren't working on it this morning,

if that's what you mean. Remember

he's only two minutes late, so that

just about does it. We were talking

about food labelling. How we went

there I have no idea. Let me move

on. What else do we have? We're

going to find out why some

are missing out on mammograms. find out why some women

We'll try to find an answer to that

and see if that really is happening. more of our petrol taxes We'll ask why and maintenance aren't going to road building is coming in. and the creator of Bob the Builder

It cheeses us off. The share market

yesterday, oh, huge fall, biggest

fall since September 11. We'll talk

about that later this half hour as

well. Massive. That has my interest.

Right now, though, it's time for

the latest news. Here's Nat. Good morning, everyone. five Islamic radicals Indonesian police are hunting

connected to the 2002 Bali bombings, for the latest attacks. believing they could be responsible

emotional scenes in Newcastle Back home, there have been were reunited with their families. as nine injured survivors It was to be their dream holiday, caught up in the Bali bombings but for nine Australians it's good to be home. with six men and three women on board A mercy flight from Darwin late yesterday. touched down in Newcastle for them It's been a bloody awful experience

and it's good to get them home. in Newcastle. Well, it's great to be home

The people in Darwin were fantastic, The Air Force was fantastic. Everyone was great.

It was a delicate operation. were able to walk. Only two of the victims their loved ones inside the hospital, Anxious relatives were reunited with

but others had to wait straight into surgery. as two patients were taken affected by the blasts A memorial for those will be held in the city tonight

will take place while a national service at Indonesia's embassy in Australia. Back in Bali,

as police focus on five suspects for Saturday's terror attack, in the hunt for those responsible one family has come forward was one of the bombers. fearing their 25-year-old son Nine months after their deportation of the Bakhtiari family the teenage sons are appealing to the Government to finish their education. to let them return to Australia surrounding their origins, They have apologised for the lies for manipulating them. blaming lawyers and refugee advocates all the lawyers, It was all the advocates, against the government. forcing us to fight The Bakhtiari family asylum seekers became Australia's highest-profile the Woomera Detention Centre in 2002. when the pair escaped from heavy rain has sparked flash floods Further south, on Mexico's Gulf Coast Hurricane Stan has crossed land with severe weather. battering the Veracruz state Packing winds over 120km/h, of Mexico's main oil ports Stan has forced the closure in the hilly region. and destroyed coffee plantations

heavy rain has sparked flash floods Further south,

of the country. in more populous regions were forced to evacuate Residents in the city of Tapachula were swept away in raging waters. after their shanty homes El Salvador and Guatemala. The hurricane has also ripped through above 100. The death toll is expected to rise is crying poor. Saddam Hussein's defence team has no money to pay his legal fees. They say the former dictator's family or the Iraqi court that's trying him Instead, lawyers say either the media

should provide the funds. in two weeks Saddam is due to stand trial Saddam is due to stand trial

over a 1982 Shiite massacre. Sports news now with Mark Beretta. has restored some of its glory The Australian cricket over the World XI after a 93-run victory

at Melbourne's Telstra Dome. for the home side, Shane Watson starred taking three wickets in the three-match series. as the Aussies moved to 1-0 has restored some of its glory The Australian cricket out of the one-day squad, With Matt Hayden

a new batting partner in the middle Adam Gilchrist had to share the spotlight. but he wasn't to keen Not to be outdone, of his own Simon Katich showed some big hitting

an 80-run opening stand as the pair put before Jacques Kallis struck. the scorers, Damien Martyn failed to trouble had them working overtime. while Andrew Symonds and Mike Hussey That's a good shot.

into the crowd. Yeah, that's a great shot Both batsmen became victims of Daniel Vettori as Australia reached 8/255 off 50 overs. The chase began solidly for World XI but when Glenn McGrath and Nathan Bracken struck in quick succession, the tourists began to falter. Beautiful bowling. There was to be no heroics from Andrew Flintoff as Shane Watson cleaned up the tail to finish with three wickets

and collect the Man of the Match award. Australia victors by 93 runs. Supercar's most bitter feud has reignited just a few days ahead of this year's Bathurst 1000. Mark Skaife and Russell Ingal have traded insults, with Ingall's Ford team calling the Holden team hypocrites

for using experienced co-drivers rather than talented youngsters in the great race.

Boy, you have to hand it to Ricky

Ponting. He has looked at the

schedule at the start of the year

and seen the bigger picture, which

team is harder to beat, an

individual nation or a combination

of the world's best. Today we have

beaten the world 11 in the one-day

match. We never saw it, it was all

part of the bigger trap. Brilliant,

brilliant. Okay. Even you're

stretching my sort of support on

that, Beretts, I have to say.

That's going a long way. I know.

Ashes, some sort of dinghy global -

no. They're the best of the world,

best of the best. Okay, we'll leave

you with that thought. Grant is the

apple of everyone's eye in Orange

this morning. Hello, Grant. Thank

you. That's exactly right, great

analogy, because this is one of the

food baskets of Australia, a great

food-growing region, a town called

Orange, home of the 1,000 this

weekend, home to a wonderful

selection of people. Good morning

to everybody. That wasn't very enthusiastic. Good morning

everybody. Good morning. Good

morning. That's what we like to

hear. This is not only the home of

Banjo Paterson, but if you're

seeing double this morning, this

could be why. This is home to the

greatest concentration of twins per

capita than anywhere else in

Australia. What are your names? I'm

Melissa -- Emily and Caitlin.

Matthew, Luke. Harrison Robert,

Harry. Akira, Littley. Look at all

the twins, this is extraordinary.

We'll get to the bottom as to why

there seems to be this phenomena

where twins pop up in large number

in a town called Orange in NSW. Strong westerly winds

will maintain showers across Tasmania and southern Victoria. Showers and isolated storms should ease in southern WA. Expect patchy rain across South Australia, northern Victoria and southern NSW, and hot, north-west winds over Queensland.

We'll see you in 20 minutes with

more weather details. Thanks, Grant. Look forward to that.

Next hour, why more fuel taxes don't end up funding our highways. We will seek some answers from Federal Roads Minister Jim Lloyd. After the break, the American scheme to cut kidney transplant waiting lists. Find out if it could work here when Sunrise continues. More than 1,000 Australians are on the waiting list for a kidney transplant, and that wait is incredibly long - usually around four years. But a program being used in America is giving new hope. It's called Paired Donation and it's proving very successful there. Now there's a push to introduce it here. Anne Wilson is chief executive of Kidney Health Australia. Good morning. How does Paired Donation work?

Just explain to us, in layman's

terms, how this paired donation

scheme works. Okay. Well, paired

donation or paired exchange is a

process in which living

incompatible donor recipient pairs

are matched to other living

incompatible donor recipient pairs

in order to find a match. Quite

simply put, that means that if you,

Kochie, need a kidney and Mel wants

to be your donor but she is

incompatible, you could be matched

with another incompatible pair whereby the donor is compatible

with you and gives you a kidney and

Mel's kidney is matched to the

other recipient. In Australia, we

actually call that paired exchange,

but of course that practice doesn't

occur here. But it does occur in

America. It's been quite successful

there. Why doesn't it occur here?

Well, about five years ago the NSW

Attorney-General was asked for an

opinion on this and it was deemed

the exchange -- the exchange was

deemed to constitute a trade.

Although it wasn't legislated, the

transplant fraternity here in

Australia was absolutely dissuaded

from practising paired exchange and

to this day it's not practised,

except that currently in WA we know

that plans are afoot to put

legislation in front of the West

Australian parliament to see if

that can be changed to lift the

live organ donor rate. So we may

see this coming in eventually. How

much difference do you think it

will make to waiting lists? They

say it may make about a 5 per cent

difference. That may not seem like

a lot. Currently 38 per cent of all

kidney transplants in Australia are

from live donors, compared to 62

per cent from deceased donors, so

it would certainly make a

difference and it would save lives

and it would reduce the burden on

the organ donor waiting lists. If

it saves lives Exactly, and if it

cuts down waiting lists, you have

to look at everything. Thank you

for that, Anne. Keep us up to date

with it too. Thank you. On the way, Kostya Tszyu gives away some of the secrets of his success.

And we will meet the man behind Bob the Builder. But after the break, from bricks-and-mortar to the share market, we will check all the news from Wall Street. With a personal loan from GE Money, you can roll your debts into one. Call GE Money now on 13 10 24. BEEPING AND WHIRRING This is an ordinary dog. This is new Advantix from Bayer. Now this is an extraordinary dog. Because thanks to Advantix, this dog can now repel and kill ticks and kill fleas. (Barks)

New Advantix for dogs - the latest way to zap ticks and fleas. Whatever your project, big or small, because we'll beat a lower everyday price by 10%, excluding competitors' sale prices and trade purchases. When Sunrise needs a car in a flash, we call Avis, because Avis tries harder. To secure your own unbeatable rental visit our web site. Let's get an update on the overnight financial markets.

The Australian share market took an

absolute thumping yesterday. Let's

get an update on what happened on

overnight financial markets to see

what trend has been set. Chris

huntingdown is on Wall Street with

the latest. Chris, how did the

market go? Not a good day over here

for US stocks, plunging for the

second straight session on

continued inflation concerns, more

earnings warnings from corporations

and disappointing economic news. We

got a surprisingly weak reading on

services sector early in the

session and stocks slowly declined

all over the day, the selloff came

despite a drop in crude oil prices,

welcomed but not enough to stem the

tide. One analyst citing concerns,

he believes a lot of dispintments

could be on the cards, a lot of

companies will cite higher oil

prices as a reason for slumping

profits. Today's session declining

stocks outnumbering advancers more

than 4 to 1. The final tally for

the Dow industrials down 123 points.

That's a better than one per cent

drop, the naz dack losing - 82 per

cent drop. Dow component general

motors fell nearly 5 per cent. It

was the biggest blue chip loser, GM

saying it's selling its entire

stake in Japan's fudgey heavy

industries, with a portion going to

Toyota. The Detroit news reported

that general moators and the united

auto workers union are reportedly

close to a deal that could cut the

health care costs. The UAW wouldn't

comment on the negotiations. That

is the latest from Wall Street.

Kochie, back to you. Thank you,

Chris. Let's check the markets in

our region yesterday.

October always makes me nervous.

History tells us that October is

the month where the most share

market crashes occur. Oh. There's a

bit of history for you, a bit of

trivia, so hold on to your seats t

will be a wild and wooly month.

It's good in many other ways. The

weather is fantastic, sunny yesterday.

The food stkwrarpbds introduced

changes yesterday, but a lot of

people say they don't go far enough.

They may say product of Australia

and we're claiming them. We're

asking for the odd labels you've

seen. We have funny ones. Craig

says a packet of 500 gram cash ewes

had "caution, this product may

contain traces of nuts" Lindsay

bought a nappy - backpack nappy bag

to use, the tag had a warning "do

not put baby in bag". Lachlan says

I had a bottle of dog shampoo with

a warning on the label "not to be

used on animal if going to be

consumed by humans within 28 days".

It's a dog shampoo. Len from mount

drewit says on the condom packet it

says "do not return used product",

on a condom packet. Let us know

your weird labels. That would be

good. Next hour, just how much of

our petrol tax is being spent on

fixing the highways. You pay so

much in excise and everything and

much in excise and everything and it's such a small percentage going on to our roads. We'll put that to the Federal roads minister. And then the long-term outlook on rainfall. But next, news and sport, and this morning's weather from Orange on Sunrise. Get into Kmart for 25% off For these great summer offers, step into Kmart.

(Sings) * What happened to the

starving, discontented * Alex Lloyd with the single Never Meant to Fail. It's from his new self-titled CD, his fourth album. He's going to perform tomorrow on Sunrise live in the Plaza, and we can't wait. Don't miss Alex Lloyd live for two big songs.

He's fantastic. I love Alex Lloyd,

and he's such a good bloke. I was

listening to the album last night

in the car. It's terrific. You

should have been home in bed

getting sleep. I spoke to the MBA

graduates at the Sydney graduate

school of management. It was just

terrific. We talked business and

finance. Lots of red cordial for

everyone. Red cordial. Alex Lloyd

tomorrow morning. We can't wait. Ahead this morning, the woman campaigning for better breast screening. Find out why some women are missing out on mammograms.

We'll find the answer on why some

women are being turned away from having mammograms. And later, fitness and life advice from boxing champ Kostya Tszyu. Good morning, everyone.

Nine Australian survivors of the Bali bomb attacks have had an emotional reunion with family and friends in Newcastle. Six women and three men were flown from Darwin to their home town on a mercy flight last night. It's been a bloody awful experience for them and it's good to get them home. A memorial for those affected by the blasts will be held in Newcastle tonight while a national service will take place at Indonesia's embassy in Australia. Indonesian police are hunting five Islamic radicals jailed for the 2002 Bali bombings, over the latest suicide attacks. Authorities say the men had been under surveillance but disappeared after Saturday's terrorist bombings. Police are also closer to identifying one of the bombers. One family has approached authorities with fears their 25-year-old son was involved. Back home, former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser doesn't believe Australians were targeted in the Bali bombings, but he warns Australia's presence in Iraq is contributing to the threat of terrorism. Tasmanian police are searching for a yacht feared lost in the notoriously dangerous Bass Straight. The 12m boat left Eden in southern New South Wales on Monday

bound for Hobart. It was last seen sheltering at Merrica River just south of where it set off. Police say all three crew members are experienced sailors and knew bad weather was forecast for their trip. The teenage sons of the Bakhtiari family have apologised to the Government for the lies that led to their deportation nine months ago. Australia's highest-profile asylum seekers say

lawyers and refugee advocates manipulated them into not being honest about their origins. The brothers want to return to Australia to finish their education. Three Immigration officials could be sacked for allegedly covering up information into the wrongful deportation of Vivian Alvarez. The Australian reports the middle-ranked staff have been singled out in a damning report into the Alvarez case by former Victorian Police Commissioner Neil Comrie. The workers are said to be seeking legal advice. A 23-year-old man has become the seventh person to die from bird flu. Indonesian hospital officials say he was in constant contact with poultry. Australia will hold crisis talks with Asia-Pacific nations to establish ways to cope with the deadly virus. Disaster management coordinators from 21 countries will meet in Brisbane later this month to discuss preparations for a possible pandemic.

Authorities in El Salvador are warning a volcano which erupted on Friday could roar to life again. Residents of Santa Ana have returned home to find their once leafy city covered in grey ash. Authorities are urging people to stay away until the threat eases. Two people were killed during the eruption.

Sports news now with Mark. Our

Aussie cricketers have had a bit of

a confidence boost. It feels a

little better this morning, Nat, that's for sure. The Aussie one-day squad has handed the World XI side a lesson in cricket during game one of the ICC Super Series. Simon Katich did the damage with the bat with an unbeaten knock of 58, while Shane Watson returned to form snaring three wickets, including the vital scalp of Andrew Flintoff. COMMENTATOR: He's gone for it. It's going right down the throat. Yes, they do. The series continues with game two on Friday.

Former Queensland State of Origin star Chris Walker has been given a lifeline to stay in the competition. League's unwanted man has signed a 12-month incentive-based deal with the Melbourne Storm. The club says he's an ideal replacement for centre Steven Bell.

Aussie Golfers Nick O'Hern, Craig Parry and Rod Pampling have been confirmed as certain starters for the Australian PGA Championship in December. Parry is a former PGA champion and still holds the scoring record Two big NBL clashes overnight. The Adelaide 36ers

have knocked Melbourne off the top of the NBL ladder with a 94-92 victory while in Newcastle Russell Hinder scored a career high 27 points to lead Hunter to a 104-99 win over Townsville. Golfing prodigy Michelle Wie is now the richest woman in golf and all she had to do was to turn pro.

Six days before her 16th birthday Wie has deals with Nike and Sony worth more than $13 million. Only tennis stars Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams earn more in sponsorship in women's sport. Here's the best part. Wie made her announcement at home in Honolulu before heading off on the bus to high school!

How's that. Completely untouched by

the whole event. Apparently she's

the next big thing. She's amazing,

amazing. Good on her. Let's check

today's weather from Grant in

Orange. Hello. Trying to lift the

lid, Mel, on how come there are so

many sets of twins here in Orange.

It's an amazing phenomenon. Half

the people here this morning are

twins. It's extraordinary. I think

I may have come across something.

The local mountain is called Mount

Konoblis, that in Aboriginal means

twin shoulders or twin heads. Maybe

there's something in that.

Regardless, an enormous amount of the population are the population are twins. the population are twins. You're a

little different in this community

because you have triplets. Twice as

much love, I think. Very romantic

capital of NSW. It's all about

doubling the love. Yes, just been

to Venice, and I still think Orange

is the most romantic capital. What

are the benefits of having twins,

as opposed to anything else? Extra

cuddles, lots of extra fun. It's

great. You can't do hand me downs

with twins. No, more hand me overs.

Another quite extraordinary

phenomenon is Jordan here. His mum

proudly came up to us and told his

story. When he was born how heavy

was Jordan? 13 pound, six and a

half ounces He was quite tall for

his age, too 26 inches long. That

would have been a fun process. It

was lovely. Holy smoke. Look at him

today, a great bloke, aren't you,

Jordan. Absolutely. It's great to

have you down here and part of the

Sunrise. Do you have any idea why

there are so many twins in town? No,

it might be the wine. Too much of

it maybe? Idge so. Let's look at the forecast.

There is a birthday for Saturday of

twins here today, 16 today. Happy

birthday, from Orange, as we try to

uncover one of the great secrets.

Thank you, Grant. See you soon. I'm

sure they're excited. There's

someone in a Superman outfit.

Orange has everything. Oh, there he

is. Oh, yeah. They only made one of

him. He's still trying to look for

his phone booth. We'll leave him be. Coming up, Kostya Tszyu has advice on getting fighting fit. And the creator of Bob the Builder unveils his latest creation for kids. But next, can he give us the showbiz goss? Yes, he can! Nelson Aspen joins us from Hollywood when Sunrise continues.

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Welcome back to Sunrise. Let's check the newspapers from around the country. The Australian reports the teenage sons of Australia's highest-profile asylum seekers, the Bakhtiari family, have apologised for the lies they say prompted their deportation. The Courier-Mail says the Queensland Government has prepared a report on the impact bird flu would have on the State.

Excuse me. I'm really sorry about

that. I don't have the flu. Under the worst case scenario, the study claims more than 500,000 Queenslanders would be infected, and 4,000 would die.

We talked about that yesterday

morning and what's available and

the vaccines have been bought by

the Government. Everyone's getting

a little on their toes with this one.

And the Hobart Mercury reports the Tasmania Government has had a change of mind over sex laws and will now push for a total ban on brothels. That's what's making the papers today. Breaking news from Hollywood

Many actors go to extreme lengths -

we won't do that. We have breaking

news for you about Tom Cruise and

Katie Holmes. Good morning to you.

Tell us that other stuff later.

What's going on with Tom and Katie?

This supersedes it. It looked like they were planning a November

wedding, but they may want to bump

it up a bit, because according to

People magazine Tom's publicist's

sister has confirmed Katie is

expecting their child. No details

on what little Tom Cat junior, or

when he or she is due, but

according to People magazine, Tom

and Katie are expecting their first

child together. Wow. Isn't that

nice. I wonder how excited he'll

get. The mind bogles how excited he

is. Lindsay Lohan has been in the

news again? That's right. I'm

afraid it's bad news. Yesterday she

had another car accident,

unbelievable. She wrecked her black

Mercedes Benz and the theory is

that she was once again trying to

flee from pursuing paparazzi,

which we've discussed it this so

much about impending laws against

stalkerazzi and the like. She had

minor injure eyes, we hear, she and

an unnamed girlfriend, in trying to escape the photographers they

crashed into a van which reportedly

hit another vehicle. We hear she

was very upset. We've seen pictures

of the crumpled up car. Now we'll

see how this plays out. see how this plays out. It's see how this plays out. It's

getting serious and once again

uncle Nelson has to step in and

wonder where are her handlers,

where are the adults in her life

who can help her try to keep out of

these kinds of messes. What's

interesting is I just did an

interview with Tab Hunter, a mat

anyway idol back in the 50s, but

it's interesting I talked to him

about Lindsay Lohan and he was

saying in the old days at least

they had the big movie studios to

sort of protect their stars. These

kinds of things didn't happen back

then because there was sort of

care-givers in place. In his book,

though, there's a little shocking

gossip for you, he admits - he's

now in his late 70s and finally

coming clean about his homo

sexualityy, and one of his love

affairs he's revealing, quite

shocking to a lot of people, ws a

love affair with Anthony Perkins,

who you might remember as Norman

Bates in Psycho, so he talks about

a two to three-year love affair

they had together. It's not a dishy

tell-all kind of book. It's more of

a Hollywood history, but that is

certainly the prime gossip in the

pages of this book "Confidential We

love a bit of goss. Thank you,

Nelson. We'll see you again at 8.30. Why don't petrol taxes go straight into fixing our highways? The Federal Roads Minister answers our questions after the 7 o'clock news. And then the outlook for rain over the summer months. This is Sunrise on the Seven Network. Always in need of a good night's sleep. Sunrise cast and crew choose to stay with Accor Hotels & Resorts. Accor - making travel easy.

Welcome back. A little after 8 this

morning we'll be speaking to a

woman on why some women have been

turned away from free breast cancer

screening. There is an age cap,

over 40 - I'll have to check it up

- it's free. There's a woman of 72

who was turned away. We'll find out

answers. You wouldn't think anybody

would be turned away. No matter

what age. We're getting emails from

people who have been. Alicia found

lumps when young, but when

bulk-billing stopped, a visit to

the GP for referrals and procedure

herself ended up costing around $10

and for a single mother that's a

lot and so she hasn't had a

check-up for over three years

because they don't bulk bill,

because she wasn't in the older

category, although she found a category, although she found a lump

at 22. That goes against the

message we're given, particularly

with the awareness on breast cancer

this week in particular, or this

month. It will be interesting.

We'll chase that up later in the

show. Sarah sent us an email. She

sent her kids to tennis practice on

Tuesday night, went to a big tennis

centre. They forgot to take drinks

and had to buy water, 600 ml mount

Franklin, $4 each they were.

They're 2.20 in the machine at the

gym, because I bought one the other

day. She hasn't been able to get

over her disgust at that price, $4

for a bottle of water. We'll chase

that. Let's stick it on the rodsrr

wall. You won't forget again, will

you. Great news for Tom and Katie,

having a child. Why did you skwint

then? Well, the rumour is he

couldn't. She always said she was

going to wait until she was married.

Well, it's happened once before.

Could it have happened again? We're

talking Katie and Tom here. Maybe

they didn't have a hand in it, I

don't know. What about princess

Mary, though. Look at this. Sonia,

our make-up lady, tomorrow is her

last day before she goes off and

has her baby number 2. What about

Mary? There's something about Mary.

37 Danish soldiers are on standby

at the Danish barrics close to

Cronberg to fire a 21-gun salute

within two hours of the birth of

the royal baby. Hang on, not only

does she have all these blokes

waiting outside her window for her

to go through with it, attending

the birth will be 10 - not one, 10

- hand-picked mid wives, an

obstetrician and Mary is currently

doing yoga to keep her supple

during the pregnancy. The odds are

she'll still have a natural birth.

She's going to have 10 mid wives

and 37 soldiers waiting outside to

fire guns That's a bit crowded,

isn't it, what are all the mid

wives going to do? Do you have tips

for Mary ahead of the big day? Let

us know your tips There's enough

mid wives to help her, she doesn't

need us. What's the most important

tip you'd give Mary for the birth

of her first child. I hope the baby

doesn't fall asleep and then the 21

guns go off. You wouldn't be happy,

would you, if some mum down the

path -- She wants the natural birth.

Don't be disappointed if it doesn't

end up that way. Things change and

it doesn't matter if you have to

have it a different way. Take the

drugs early? Well, look, just

because I did - I was the only one

in our birthing class - there were

like 20 women, where you go with

your husband, watching the video -

they said how would everyone like

their births to go. I'm going to

try natural is what everybody said,

I said "I'm taking the drugs". I

don't care, I'm takek the drugs.

They were quite surprised. Everyone

has their own way. You should

respect everyone's way of doing it,

I think. Lib would always take man

from Snowy River sound track and

put her head phones on. That would

calm her as she's in labour. It

made me feel like a goose. Or to

drown out the noise. I was eating

lunch once feeling guilty she's in

labour listening, and I said

"anything I can do", the swear word

that came out. I wonder if Mary

will swear at Fred. I doubt it. If

she has a natural birth she might

in the middle of all that. And the

21 guns and 10 mid wives, anyway,

let us know advice for Mary.

Time now for the Thought of the Day and it was emailed in by David from New South Wales. "Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity."

You have to think about that one,

but that is a good one. Joke of the

day, a new teacher was trying to

use a bit of psychology class that

she'd learnt in teacher's college

at the start of the year, her very

first class. She started her class

by saying "Look, everyone who

thinks they're stupid stand up".

After a few seconds, little Johnny

stood up. The teacher said, "Johnny,

do you think you're stupid? He said,

"No, ma'am, I just hate you

standing up all by yourself." I

mucked that up. No, you didn't,

that was great. Really, really good,

Kochie. I hate it when they do that.

Thank you, Nathan. I'll send you a

book. Are you still sending the

books? Everyone, the joke we read

-- They have to get rid of them? No,

we don't. They're selling really

well. They're sold out in many

stores. Ahead on the show - Ahead on the show, how can you be sure where your carrots or corn come from? We'll take a closer look at new food labelling laws after 8 o'clock. But straight ahead, we'll spell out this morning's news, sport and weather. You're waking up with Sunrise where Alex Lloyd will perform live in the Plaza tomorrow. the 24 hour mountain

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You're starting your day with Sunrise right across Australia. We can't wait to have him back again. But ahead this morning, should fuel taxes go straight into road funding?

We'll speak to the Federal Roads Minister. As well, the woman who's lobbying for better breast cancer screening.

And later, the man who came up the man who came up with Bob the Builder tells us about his latest project. But now for the latest news, and here's Nat Barr. Good morning, everyone. Indonesian police are narrowing their search for those responsible for Saturday night's terrorist attacks. They've raided dozens of properties over the deadly bombings. and have questioned 75 people over the deadly bombings. Seven News Reporter Clare Brady joins us live from Bali.

Good Morning, Clare. There are reports police have arrested someone over the bombings.

Well, Natalie, news broke late last

night that there had been the

arrest of of a man looking like the

key suspect behind the bombings and

Jemaah Islamiah's bombing master

mind, as aree Husin. This happened

in west Java in a small village.

Villagers thought they looked so

much like Haasin, they tipped off

the police. The police found books

about Islam in the house and two

passports, one from Singapore and

an Indonesian passport. Of course,

this was big news and we worked

late into the night to find out

what was behind it. Later in the

evening we found out that this man

actually had nothing to do with the

bombings, it's understood that he

was from Singapore and he had the

pass ports because he just wanted

to marry his Indonesian girlfriend.

So the rumour mill is rife, Nat,

but nothing on this one,

unfortunately. Can you tell how

close authorities are to

identifying the suicide bombers?

Well, again, people are doing the

best they can and the media, of course, are We apologise for the temporary loss of captions.

Reporters rushed to her house,

interviewed her and that story

aired. Only three hours later her

son that hasn't been in contact

with her for three years rang the

station to say can you please tell

mum I'm alive and it's not me.

People are doing their best, but of

course they've got to check things

out completely. Clare Brady in Bali,

thanks for the update. Nine months after their deportation the teenage sons of the Bakhtiari family are appealing to the Government

to let them return to Australia to finish their education. They have apologised for the lies surrounding their origins, blaming lawyers and refugee advocates for manipulating them. It was all the advocates, all the lawyers, forcing us to fight against the government. The Bakhtiari family became Australia's highest-profile asylum seekers when the pair escaped from the Woomera Detention Centre in 2002. The Federal Government will spend $3.5m overhauling Australia's Defence Force justice system. A Senate inquiry earlier this year found serious flaws in the system.

After hearing cases of biased investigations, bastardisation, abuse and suicide, the government has unveiled plans to set up a permanent military court and a new investigations unit. This improved military justice system will deliver impartial, rigorous and fairer outcomes. The changes will be implemented over the next two years. The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina continues to haunt New Orleans. Half the city's council employees, Half the city's council employees, about 3,000 people, have been sacked. Mayor Ray Nagin has expressed his sadness at laying off the workers but says the city but says the city is in financial crisis. We are just not able to put together the funds necessary to continue to maintain our city hall staffing at its current levels.

The death toll from Katrina in Louisiana stands at 972. Research has found Australians feeling the pinch from rising petrol prices are emptying their pockets into savings accounts. It's claimed drivers are being forced to stockpile cash

to cope with the inflating prices. Savings are up 2% on last year. Big mortgages have also been blamed for the rise

as well as aspirations to travel. The study was conducted by investment company ING and the Melbourne Institute. Tough guys from around the world have gathered in Southern China, wooing spectators with superman stunts. But crowds weren't the only things these strong men were pulling.

This competitor from China proving an ear lobe is strong enough to handle a 2.5 tonne bus. Brave tourists were invited to join in the act, taking a seat, while the strong men did all the work. Checking finance news. Wall Street was shaken up after the US interest rate rise. Back home, our market suffer its worst lost in three years after the US Federal Reserve announced an interest rate rise. Sport with Mark Beretta, and our cricketers are back in the winners' circle. World XI captain Shaun Pollock is promising a much stronger performance from his team in tomorrow night's second Super Series one-day match. Australia won the opening clash by 93 runs in front just over 18,000 fans at Melbourne's Telstra Dome. Simon Katich and Shane Watson starred for the home side, Katich with 58 with bat while Watson took 3 wickets

as the Aussies took a 1-0 lead in the three match series. With Matt Hayden out of the one-day squad, Adam Gilchrist had a new batting partner in the middle but he wasn't too keen to share the spotlight. COMMENTATOR: Crash. Magnificent cover drive. Not to be outdone, Simon Katich showed some big hitting of his own as the pair put an 80-run opening stand before Jacques Kallis struck. Damien Martyn failed to trouble the scorers, while Andrew Symonds and Mike Hussey had them working overtime.

That's a good shot. That's going way over the top. Yeah, that's a great shot, into the crowd. Both batsmen became victims of Daniel Vettori as Australia reached 8/255 off 50 overs. The chase began solidly for World XI but when Glenn McGrath and Nathan Bracken struck in quick succession, the tourists began to falter. Good shot. Very big one. He's got him. Yes, beautiful bowling. There was to be no heroics from Andrew Flintoff as Shane Watson cleaned up the tail to finish with three wickets and collect the Man of the Match award. Australia victors by 93 runs. The Socceroos could take a rookie into the friendly match against Jamaica in London on Sunday. With injuries to Mark Schwarzer and back-up keeper Zeljko Kalac, Australia may be forced to blood uncapped keeper Ante Covic. And a good win to the Hockeyroos at the Indira Ghandi Gold Cup in New Delhi. The Aussie girls beat Italy 4-1.

They're back to their winning ways

too. Thank you, Beretts. It's 9

minutes past 7. Whether time now.

Grant is in Orange NSW. Hi, Grant?

Good morning, Or yarge. I love

regional centres. They're such a

creative inventive lot. Great

inventions surface at this time of

the year for the race they call

Bathurst 1,000. Water is an ish --

five years of droughts can be tough.

If you're out an a dusty weekend

you need to look after yourselves

in terms of hydration. Can I

suggest the esky following you

around. Take a look at this example.

This is Dave and Andrew's

masterpiece, the esky on wheels,

the go anywhere, all-terrain

vehicle, the Westpoint racing

machine. It's an esky, but wait for

it, it even revs. That's the kind

of innovation that I like to see at

a mount panorama weekend. It's

handy to have a good pit crew, just

quietly, when it comes to operating

one of these esky-racing machines.

They're contestants in the miss V8

super car enttry, vying for the

position to be the official face,

travelling to China and NZ and all

around Australia to each of the

rounds. Good luck, girls. May it be

a fair and safe competition. Strong westerly winds will maintain showers across Tasmania and southern Victoria. Showers and isolated storms should ease in southern WA. Expect patchy rain

across South Australia, northern Victoria and southern NSW, and hot, north-west winds over Queensland. The two-day outlook - getting hotter in Brisbane, up to 36 on Saturday. Late rain for Sydney tomorrow. Rain developing over Melbourne and Adelaide. Perth should be fine.

All the best, girls, in the

competition from everybody here in

Orange. Our thoughts are with you.

And of course go the Fords.

Catch you in about half an hour,

thank you, Grant. Governments are under growing pressure to use petrol taxes to fix our roads. Here at Sunrise, we've been pushing for more money from fuel tax to be put back into the roads. Now, the NRMA has launched a similar campaign. So, will our politicians listen? And more importantly, will they act? Jim Lloyd is the Federal Roads Minister and joins us this morning. Good morning. Will the Federal Government

put more of our petrol taxes into fixing the roads?

I have figures here that show this

year you'll make $14 billion from

fuel excise and spend $2 billion on roads The Australian Government is

embarking on a major infrastructure

building program, $12.7 billion

over the next five years. That's

equivalent to two Snowy Mountains

schemes all around Australia,

upgrading roads such as the

Pacific highway in NSW. It is a

major program and we're certainly

investing money where we can, even

in councils, roads to recovery

money, 1.35 billion over the next

four years for local roads for

council. There's a significant

amount of money going into roads.

Let's talk about the excise, 38

cents, everyone whinges about it,

it will stay there. Why do we have

an excise in the first place? Look,

it's part of the Government's

revenue raising. The excise, at 38

cents - it doesn't matter whether

fuel is $1 or $1.30 a litre, it

stays at 38 cents. That gives money

to do the business of government,

whether defence or increasing the fight against terrorism, whether

it's hospitals or whether it's

roads. I thought it was originally

introduced to say, "Look, if you

use the roads you've got to pay for

it, so the best way on a user pays

system to maintain roads is to put

an excise F you drive a lot, you

may a lot in excise, you use the

roads more, you wear them out, so

you pay for the upkeep" A

significant amount of that excise

is going back into roads. $480

million over the next three years

on Pacific highway. No, 14 billion

goes in to you, only 2 billion goes

out into roads. That's not a

significant amount. David, with

your economic background you'd

understand that that's not the way

governments do business. Excise is

raised along with other revenue

from other taxation. It's put into

consolidated revenue. It's not that

the source of taxation comes from one particular source and is

returned exactly to that source.

What about the GST windfall we're

getting at the moment with petrol?

I know that it goes to the States,

but is there any way you can force

them to put it into roads? You have

to understand from road users'

points of views here air travellers

are forced to pay for security

upgrades at airports, fair enough,

why not money from petrol? I drove

a truck for 10 years, so I

understand the emotion of that.

It's important. As far as the GST

is concerned, it's a matter for the

States. The Queensland government

rebates GST to their motorists and

that's why fuel in Queensland is

some 6 or 7 cents a litre cheaper

than the rest of Australia. It is a

matter for the States. People should put the pressure on the

States if they want to rebate it.

Can you put the pressure on the

States? The GST goes to the States

under the agreement. It is a matter

for them how they use the money.

That's why they're so quick to sign

up to it. It's a growth tax, they

knew it was good for the States and

it's a matter for them. I can't get

over this sort of excise is user

pays, why doesn't more of the 2

billion go. You say governments

have to raise money from different

sources, but that's why I pay my

personal income tax, for you to

build schools, all that sort of -

help build hospitals with the

States, that sort of stuff. Excise

purely on fuel more than, what is

it, just over 10 per cent of that

amount, 15 per cent, only goes into

roads. And we still have our major

road between Sydney and Brisbane

not dual carriage way, even though

it has been promised for decades

that it would be, politicians

promise it and then keep putting it

off. We are making significant

improvement of the Pacific highway.

10 years ago it was a two-lane goat

track. Only 9 per cent was

duplicated. Now we have 33 per cent

duplicated, 17 projects completed, three under construction at the

moment. By the time they're

completed next year, 45 per cent of

that road will be duplicated.

That's still horrible. That's less

than half. That's our busyest road

in Australia and our biggest death

trap and less than half is dual

carriage way. That's why the

Australian Government has put that

money into that road. Originally it

wasn't an Australian Government

road but a State-government road. I

met with the minister the other day,

offered him an additional $30

million brought forward for the

road around the Coffs Harbour area.

Too many people are dying on that

section of the road. The money is

on the table, start building that

road I said to the minister. He's

claiming that NSW has to put up

road signs praising the Federal

Government in return for

Commonwealth funding. Is that

right? No, look, under the

Australia link agreement there is a

signage agreement, as there was in

the previous agreement. What does

that mean? A sign to acknowledge

this road is being funded under

Auslink, it shows the NSW Government and Australian

Government in partnership. There's

nothing unusual with that. NSW is

getting $2,488 million over the

next five years, a significant

amount of money. Investment is

going into roads is what you're

saying, but we've all got to

understand excise on fuel is purely

a money grab by governments, it

doesn't go into roads. Money is

going into roads. I want to work

with the State governments in partnership. Better roads save

lives and that's what I'm about.

Jim Lloyd, thank you very much for your time this morning. Pleasure. The water fountains in central Brisbane have been turned off and drained. The city's dam levels are alarmingly low in what's become a familiar story around the country, but is the big dry set to continue? Blair Trewin is a climate expert with the Weather Bureau. Good morning. So are we in for another dry summer?

There's a slight leaning towards a

dry summer this year, but not a

terribly strong one. We don't have

an El Nino this year, so we don't

have a strong leaning towards a dry

summer that we've seen in past

years. Let's take a look at some of

the capital cities. We'll kick off

with Brisbane, because they started

to drain all their city fountains

yesterday. Its dams are running dry,

but dams on the Gold and Sunshine

Coasts, which are within an hour's

drive, are absolutely full. What's

happening? The Gold Coast had a

very extreme rain event at the end

of June, 500mm in 12 hours in some

places. That's filled the dams up

very quickly on the Gold Coast,

they're quite small dams and can

fill up quickly in a big flood.

That rain was very, very localised

and didn't really get into the

Brisbane catchments at all. Okay.

Tell us about the rest of the

country. What's rainfall been like

this year in Australia? Has the dry

continued, or have we had some

relief? For the year so far rainfall is average to below

average over most of the country,

the main exceptions parts of

south-west WA, which have had a

fairly good year. A lot of that

reflects that it was really dry in

the first five months of this year.

Since June rainfall over most of

the country has been normal to

above normal. The main exceptions

are parts of south-west Victoria,

south-east SA, but NSW, a lot of

Queensland, a lot of inland

Australia have had average to

above-average rainfall in winter.

In Queensland they get most of

their rain during summer, so even

though they've had fairly close to

normal rainfall during winter, that

doesn't actually mean all that much

as far as the actual amount that's

fallen in most places What does it

say for the bushfire season ahead

of us? Is it a year to be really

careful? Well, no more and no less

so than any other year at the

moment. In any year , as the bush

drys out, you have a bushfire risk.

In Queensland and NSW that tends to

be earlier in the summer and later

in the summer it tends to get

wetter. Further south the risk is

higher in summer and early autumn,

once the bush has dried out

properly. But every summer people

want to be careful, this one is no

different. Exactly right. What

about temperatures around the

country this summer? We've talked

about rainfall. You're saying it

will tend towards average, so

hopefully we'll get decent rains in

the areas where it's needed. What

about temperatures? Are we in for a

hot summer? Certainly leaning

fairly strongly that way. Our

outlook for the next few months is

saying over most of eastern and

south-WA we're looking at about a 0

per cent chance of above-normal

temperatures. So it's a pretty

strong leaning towards a hot late

spring and summer in most areas.

Okay. Alright, Blair, thank you for

the update on that, appreciate it. Now here's Mel. It's time to tackle another viewer email. Thelma from New South Wales claims she was turned away from a mobile breast screening unit because of her age. The 72-year-old grandmother ended up paying for a mammogram at a private clinic. Carolyn Evans is lobbying for all women to have access to free breast screening services. Good morning. Why do you think Thelma was turned away?

Thelma is over 70, we're told, and

the policy under which breast

screen Australia operates has a

target group of women who are 50 to

69. Now, in many areas that makes

little difference because the

service extends to women who are in

the older age group. However, my

understanding from my own research

is that in some areas where

resources aren't so plentful, the

clinics have had no alternative but

to turn away women outside the

target age group. They've got so

many requests for so few screenings

that they have to just target that

specific group and anyone else who

falls outside that they have to say

"sorry, tough, we don't have enough

space for you"? That's precisely it.

They find creative ways to say it,

for example, "We don't have time

this week" and this week becomes

this month, and so on. The fact is

they can't fit in all of the women

that want or need a mammogram.

Doesn't this seem to go against

everything that we're trying to

promote, whether it be doctors,

whether it be the Breast Cancer

Foundation, no matter who, promote

self examinations, get checked,

take care? Again, I can only say

yes, absolutely. 10 years ago we

would have been having a different

conversation, 10 years ago we

barely talked about breast cancer

in polite company. Now after

terrific work by breast cancer

foundation, by community services

group, all sorts of practical

things have been done to raise

awareness of the need for breast

self examination, mammograms as a

screening tool, but the fact is the

harsh reality is that they are not

available to all women who need

them. Is it because we're promoted

it so much, there are not enough

services available to people, to

women? That's one way of looking at

it. We don't yet screen 100 per

cent of women in the target age

group anyway. We have to overcome

still some social and other

obstacles to women willingly having

a mammogram. If you talk to a lot

of women, they rank it right up

there with other forms of medical

examination and doing their tax

return, as the least pleasant

things to do. We still don't have

100 per cent of women who should

have a mammogram actually having

one, but, that said, to my way of

thinking it is outrageous that

someone who has the awareness the

of the need, such as Thelma, and

who is in a high-risk group is

turned away for simple lack of

resources. Also I have another case

here. I don't know if you can shed

light on it. It's a lady diagnosed

with breast cancer and she says she

found that any breast screening follow-up mammogram she's had to

pay for. Because she's in the

high-risk category, she has three

sisters who get free mammograms,

but because she's had cancer she

now has to pay. Once she got money

from Medicare, she was out of

pocket only $150, after 12 months

of costly treatment, six months off

work, six months part-time work,

it's pretty expensive. Amen. Is

that right, if you've had breast

cancer, you're no longer entitled

to free checks? I have spoken

first hand to a whole range of

women who are replicas of that same

story in various forms. Once a

woman has been sick with breast

cancer, she requires different

diagnosis. It is in fact, I'm told,

a mammogram and an ultra sound.

It's a more complex procedure and

obviously there are more risks

involved, and so on and so on. All

of that said, the higher risk women

are not able to access a free

mammogram for a whole range of

reasons. The charter of Breast

screen Australia is women who are

not with symptoms and in a target

age group. They do a terrific job

of doing that. But once you've had

symptoms, once you've had breast

cancer, you're not a candidate for

their service. I personally know of

a whole range of women - one woman

a mother of six who is in not great

economic circumstances forewent

follow-up mammograms because she

had other priorities for her money,

including her children. I think

that's appalling. My interest in

this is totally as a private

citizen. I've just become

interested as someone interested in

social justice, but it outrages me

personally that women at such high

risk kaepbtdz access a free service. Absolutely. It is wonderful to

think the message is out there that

so many women are now wanting to be

checked, but if services aren't

meeting - supply and demand haven't

met in the middle, we need to look

at that. We really appreciate your

time, Carolyn. Keep up all that

great research. You're very welcome.

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We've had so many emails from women

talking about their experiences

being turned away from breast

screening clinics and they can't