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(generated from captions) This program is LIVE captioned. # Reach out for the sunrise # Put your hands in to the big sky # this is Weekend Sunrise. Right across Australia, Anna Coren and Chris Reason. Now from Brekky Central, and welcome to the show. Good morning, everyone And I don't know what I said. and Lisa takes off! I'm back after four weeks,

She was at that game in Paris. A

disappointment. long way to go for that sort of

So here to keep me company, to Anna Coren. it's a very good morning Chris, good morning.

Fresh, relaxed?

Had a ball on the honeymoon. Cuba,

the land of sun, salsa and

socialism. What a place. It is like

you don't go in a 747, you go in a

Tardis. This place is a time

machine. You go there - the

revolution was in 1959 and nothing

has changed since then. The

buildings, cars, old Chevrolets,

the politics, it is all falling

down around you. It is quite

incredible to see. We got drunk in

some of earnest himing way's

favourite bars, we smoked Cuban

cigars, we drove in a shefr lay

after salsa clubs, went to Peru, a

six star Orient Express train along

an Amazon tribunalty up to the Inca


It sounds fantastic.

Amazing place.

You adventurer?

We took a four-wheel drive tribunal

to go to a volcano. Mind you, there

was a chef in the back and a

drivener front! we did it tough. Fantastic holiday. Fantastic fun.

It is good to see you back in one

piece and Cath had a good time?

She had a ball. Well, speaking of honeymoons, we'll meet Deborah Hale. later in the show, is not only selling her home, The 48-year-old American but also her hand in marriage. she likes the idea of an Aussie! And listen up, guys - for a home and woman, So if you're in the market this morning. this is the place to be the most famous bird in Australia. Also coming up - all week Sunrise viewers were on edge a Sydney apartment block, as Tweety remained trapped inside a hole. which was slowly falling into they finally got Tweety out. Well, the good news is will join us in the studio. So the bird and very relieved owner

of a rather intense week in Canberra We'll also go behind the scenes with Mark Riley, whether we should be banned And we'll ask on beaches. from taking photos of children First, though, it's news time. to Simon Reeve. And it's good morning Good morning. in the drugs case There is a new twist of Australian model Michelle Leslie. A Balinese newspaper reports of a senior Indonesian minister Leslie was in a car with the son possession of two ecstasy tablets. when she was arrested for up the truth to protect the man. There are now claims police covered testified in court The two officers who arrested Leslie who was in the car with her. they couldn't remember New laws are being drafted anywhere in Australia to allow troops to be called up

in the event of a terrorist attack. has told News Limited newspapers Defence Minister Robert Hill search, and shoot-to-kill powers. soldiers would be given detention, Senator Hill says will be in place he hopes the new laws

Commonwealth Games in March. in time for the Melbourne on board a luxury cruise liner Australian tourists off the east African coast a frightening hijack attempt. have endured grenade and machine guns Pirates fired a rocket-propelled the Seabourn Spirit off Somalia. as they tried to climb aboard The ship's crew and outrun the pirates. managed to repel the attack were mostly Americans The 151 passengers and Australian tourists. with a mix of European, British

from Egypt. The ship was on its way to Kenya alone in bushland in Sydney's west. A young boy has survived a night was last seen by family and friends Four-year-old Isaac at about 6.30 last night. at Knapsack Ridge west of Penrith. They were bushwalking and Rural Fire Service officers More than 100 SES, police throughout the night. looked for the toddler by his father Isaac was found early this morning shortly after the search resumed. about a Sydney tunnel project Dozens of residents had complained

it partially collapsed. six months before received 62 complaints in May The builder of the Lane Cove Tunnel damage, vibration and noise. about issues such as structural through a 1-800 number Most of the complaints were made set up by the company. a section of the tunnel collapsed Residents were evacuated when underneath a unit block on Wednesday. two human deaths from bird flu. Indonesia has confirmed another to five It brings the country's death toll reported infections. with another four will be held in Geneva next week An international conference to discuss managing outbreaks. will hold an emergency meeting The French Prime Minister as riots continue across the country. have marched for peace in Paris Hundreds of people night of riots. after the ninth consecutive and more than 250 people arrested. Almost 900 vehicles were set alight

has now spread to other cities. The violence the electrocution of two youths The riots were triggered by in an electrical substation. who apparently hid from police To sport now - streak has continued this morning, and the Wallabies' woeful losing Australia's sixth straight defeat. with France serving up Captain George Gregan for most Test appearances, set a world record playing in his 115th match. But it didn't help his team.

were down by just one point The Wallabies at half-time in the second half. but made crucial errors a consolation try in injury time. Australia finally scored that winning feeling The Wallabies will try to get back when they meet England next Sunday. To Rugby League, Great Britain and Australia has defeated this morning. in a tough-Tri Nations clash The final scoreline was 20-6. and leading by two points, With four minutes remaining sealed the victory. fullback Anthony Minichiello inside... Minichiello... its over! COMMENTATOR: Lockyer turns back Great Britain is yet to win a match in the series. Cricket now, and only rain can prevent Australia winning the first Test against the West Indies at the Gabba. Australia leads by 508 and is expected to declare. Captain Ricky Ponting Captain Ricky Ponting joined an exclusive club by becoming only the 13th Australian to score two centuries in the same Test.

He is unbeaten on 104. Team France will start from pole position in today's inaugural A1 Grand Prix series in Sydney. Home track advantage has done little to help Australia's cause, qualifying only 13th fastest. There will be a half-hour sprint up first followed by an hour-long feature race. The mind games have begun as Australia prepares for its World Cup qualifier against Uruguay next Sunday in Montevideo. Socceroo coach Guus Hiddink says the South Americans will resort to cheating if necessary to get to the World Cup. The return leg will be played in Sydney on November the 16th.

Now a look at the weather. It will be wet across most of the country today, with lots of storm activity. And looking at the two-day outlook - the storms will continue in Brisbane. The wet weather staying around in Sydney, too. A similar picture in Canberra, with that thundery weather also taking hold of Hobart by Tuesday. Melbourne will remain wet. It will begin to fine up in Adelaide and Perth. But no change in Darwin. And that's the latest news. Thanks, Simon. Well, there's renewed debate this morning about the right to take pictures of our children in public and particularly on our beaches. The Surf Lifesaving movement is concerned photos of its nippers could be posted on paedophile web sites. Cases like this have caused national uproar before, but if we ban cameras at beaches or swimming carnivals, where does that leave parents? Damien Tudehope is from the Family Association and Cameron Murphy is from the Council for Civil Liberties. Good morning to you both. Damien, should we ban cameras from beaches or swimming carnivals?

There is no denying that Australia

as a country should do everything

in its power to stop paedophiles.

These are sexual predators who need

to be locked up. But do you really

think banning camera from beaches

is going to solve the problem?

No, I don't. I agree with your

first point, that certainly most

parents would have as a high

priority on their list of dangers

their children being preyed upon by

paedophiles. I don't think we ought

be adopting a nanny state approach,

where we say to parents you can't

take photos of your children on a

beach. It is a fundamental thing

that parents want to be able to do,

preserve the memories of their

children. More fund mentally is it

runs the risk of painting every

parent as a potential criminal

because they want to take a photo.

Someone taking a photo on a beach

all of a sudden is stigmatised as a

pa ten paedophile. That isn't in

the interests of parents either. The surf-lifesaving association is

pushing this plan. It has been

leaked. We all know about it. Is

there anything from their push that

can be salvaged for this thing, is

there any practical way it can work?

The practical way it works is

parents ought be aware of the other

parent groups or the other adults

around on the beach at the same

time as their children are time as their children are training time as their children are training

for surf-lifesaving activities. If

some perps or a stranger turns up

taking photos, generally parents

know about that and they're able to

identify that and ask questions of

each other, who is this. If this is

someone we don't know...

Is that where we want to go? We're

looking another parents on the

beaches is that practical?

Trying to ban photographs on

beaches is totally unworkable.

There are many people who attend

beaches, swimming carnivals and

other things such as parents, who should be entitled to take

photographs of their children. That

is not the solution to this problem,

just blanket banning photographs. I

think the way to solve it is to

give those children and their

parents a right or a moral right

over the photograph itself, so if

it does appear somewhere in public,

on a web site or a billboard or

somewhere else, they can take action

Too late by then?

I don't think it is. If they can

remove it, have it taken down, I

think that is a positive way we can

resolve this problem. In terms of

other people who are there taking

photographs who shouldn't be there,

then the police already have the

powers to take action to have those

people removed and that's the way

it should be dealt with.

There must be some pretty strong evidence. The surf-lifesaving

movement isn't acting nil Lee will

bee. There must be some evidence

out there that imaging of young children is being posted on web

sites. That would be major concern to parents.

I think it is more the concern that

is motivating them. I haven't seen

any examples of actual problems

with this, I think it is more the

continue sirpbt may be a problem.

The way to resome of it is to give

these people the right to have

these photographs taken down. The

other alternative, which they're

proposing to ban photographs on

places like Bondi Beach, is just

unworkable. You're going to have parents being arrested, they're

going to be criminalised, and they

should be entitled to take

photographs of their children at

the beach. It is a normal part of family activity.

Damian, they should be entitled to

take photographs, any parent, any

adult, comes along. You disagree

with few of those points?

I fund mentally agree it is the parents right to take photographs

of their children.

But the point about adults on the beach.

That is where I would have some

concern. The way to police that is

for the parents to be aware of the

group of people that they move with. The wonderful thing about surf life

saving is we want our kids to do it

and we don't want to put

impediments in the way of parents

to say this is perhaps a dangerous

activity, you might find a photo on

the Internet. The real thing to do

is be aware of concepts like

stranger danger, eldyou Kate your

children about those principles of

dealing with strangers. I think they're much more fundamental tall

than saying to parents if you have

your children involved in this,

your child might end up as a

photograph on an Internet site. I

think that is a bad message. I

think the real positive message is

we want our kids to do this stuff

and really the onus is on parents

to be cautious and see who's around

at the time that their kids are

involved in the activity and turn

up, watch your kids, don't leave it to someone else.

I spoke to some friends who have

young children. That's what they

said. It is the responsibility of

parents to be there, not just to

sepld their kids off and hope it is

like a child care service, but to

spend time and protect their kids.

I think that's right, otherwise the

danger we end up with is the beach

will become a place where families

won't be able to go. At the moment,

most beaches they can't fly a kite,

use a friz bee, play with the ball.

If we ban photographs, we'll end up

with nobody going to our beaches.

That's not the sort of message we

want to send. Make them safe as

possible. Banning photographs isn't

going to improve the safety, it is

going to make it into a situation

where parents are crim nietzd for

something that should be a normal

every day activity when their child

grows up, taking frafpls of them at play.

A bit of common ground there from

the two of you. Perhaps the surf

life saving association is going a little bit too far. Ahead on Weekend Sunrise - Why 19 members were thrown out of parliament during Question Time this week. Plus, Australia's new favourite cockatiel - the one that survived the Lane Cove collapse. But after the break, you'll have to see it to believe it. We talk to the American woman selling her home and her hand in marriage! Well, if you're in the market to buy a property, take a look at this. For about US$600,000, you can buy this house on the Internet. It comes complete with a gym, two fireplaces and a spa. But... there's a catch. This house also comes with a bride. Deborah Hale is a 48-year-old jewellery designer

and enthusiastic bachelorette. She is putting herself on the auction block. Deborah joins us this morning from Albuquerque in the United States. Good morning. So what inspired you to put your house and your hand in marriage for sale on-line?

Chris, I had been living in my

house alone, I felt the home needed

to be lived in by a family or a couple and had been contemplating

selling it and then I had read and

seen several American men doing

pretty extreme things to find their

true love, so I thought I needed to

think outside of the box and be a

little bit creative about finding

my true love and that kind of -

that's how the idea was born.

You said you're looking for your

special man, your true love. What

is your criteria and what are you

looking for in a bidder?

I'm 48, so I would like to meet a

man between 40 and 60, a man who's

professional, someone who loves to

travel, someone who loves animals,.

If that man has children from a

previous relationship, I thif that

would be great because I don't have

any children and I'd love to be a

stepmother. That's my main criteria.

This offer is open to not just

American men out there, but to

Australians as well. You'd be happy

to take anybody at this stage?

Yes, absolutely, it is open to

anyone, yes.

Tell us what happens. If you find a

man that looks like jab ba the hut

and has the breath of a goat,

you've got the right to say no, I

don't want to sell, right?

Absolutely. This is a non-binding

agreement and both parties have to

be willing to go through with it

and I don't want to give the wrong

impression. It doesn't mean I'm going to automatically marry that person. Obviously I take this

seriously and I take a marriage

seriously. I want to spend time

with that person and get to know

that person, make sure we're

compatible, so it is not like I

would just run off and marry

someone that wanted to buy the home.

I've got a question for you. You

are five foot four, 53 kilos,

blonde, blue eyed, you're quite a

catch. Why is it that you can't find love?

Thank you, that's very sweet of you.

I work in a pretty isolated

environment. My business, we don't

get walk in traffic. I work a lot.

I'm a professional working woman.

The only men I see every day are

usually the delivery men. I don't

meet a lot of men in my job.

You've been very honest and

straightforward with us. You should

tell us about any potential quirks

that the house might have and

indeed that you might have as well

as any negative sides we should be warned of.

The house doesn't have any quirks

that I'm aware of. It is an older

home and once in a while you have a

few repairs. I hope myself I don't

have that many quirks that I'm

aware of. My girlfriends may say

otherwise, but someone is always

welcome to ask my friends about my quirks.

What about those who say you should

not put a price on love? What do

you say to those people?

I'm technically not putting a price

on love. I'm putting my house on

the market for the fair market

value. It is not inflated. I think

everyone should think of themselves

as priceless. I'm not for sale and

I'm not advertising myself for sale.

I'm just hoping that this is the

creative means that I can meet that

special someone out there that

thinks I'm the best thing since

sliced bread.

We hope you find true love, we

really do. Best of luck. Thanks for joining us this morning.

Thanks, I appreciate. It.

I know when we bought our house,

they knew the fridge in. The guy

didn't offer to throw his wife in

as well. I don't know what would

have happened if he did.

She received 15,000 hits per hour

when she posted it initially on the

Internet, on eBay.

Isn't that fantastic. Only in

amatter ska! That's right. Coming up - the new buzz word for our pollies.

Mark Riley catches them out again in his Riley Diary. Plus, meet the Sydney cockatiel that had a nation on edge. But after the break, the latest news headlines. This is Weekend Sunrise, Aussie made and proud!

Checking news headlines on Weekend Sunrise. A Bali newspaper reports model Michelle Leslie was in a car with the son of an Indonesian Minister when she was arrested for drugs possession in Bali. There are claims police have tried to cover up details of her arrest to protect the Minister and his son. The two officers have testified they can't remember who was in the car with Leslie at the time. The Federal Government is drafting new laws which would see the military mobilised anywhere in Australia in the event of a terrorist attack. Soldiers would be given detention, search and shoot-to-kill powers. And Australian tourists onboard a luxury cruise liner have survived an attack by pirates off the east African coast. A least three rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns were fired as the pirates tried to climb onto the ship off Somalia. Crew managed to repel the attack and outrun the pirates. Weather-watch -

Now it is back to these two fine

people on my left.

Many thanks. Well, it was a week of extremes in Federal Parliament. After all the hype, the government's long-awaited workplace reforms finally saw the light of day. But as that light shone on the detail, things turned tribal. Here's the Riley Diary. It has been clear for while that the government has got one heck of a fight on its hands with its workplace relations reforms. This week, the fight came to its doorstep...

(haka) ..before moving inside.

The Honourable Minister for Workplace Relations. Here, here. Mr Speaker... Kevin Andrews. ..I present the Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Bill 2005. We heard nothing about this from you during the election campaign - nothing! This is all about your ideology. I move that the member be no further heard. But after spending $50 million of taxpayers' money promoting the Bill,

it seemed there wasn't enough left to actually print it. The copies of the Bill must be available to members.

They're not available to 60 members on this side. There are two copies that the member has. Mr Abbott then helped hand out copies himself... You're a boof-head, Abbott. ..before accusing Labor of stealing some. And what we are seeing from this Opposition is a pathetic stunt - a pathetic stunt. It's more occupational therapy from an irrelevant Opposition. And while debate raged about the ablution of unfair dismissal protections for 95% of the Australian work force, Labor MPs claimed they were being unfairly dismissed - 18 of them thrown out of the parliament in just two days. The Member for Grayndler will excuse himself under 94(a). The Member for Melbourne will excuse himself. The Member for Sydney will remove herself. But there was provocation.

That statement was a lie! That statement was a lie! The member for Cowan will remove himself under 94(a). The last time there was a contretemps between the Leader of the House and the Member for Cowan, he was walking over, as the television footage clearly showed, to belt the Member for Cowan. I repeat, that is a lie and he knew it was a lie.

The Leader of the House will withdraw and then he will resume his seat. Here, here. And then things got even uglier. I distinctly heard the Member for Batman make a reference to belting women directed towards someone on this side of the house. It's a highly offensive reference and it should be withdrawn. If the Member for Batman made an offensive remark, he will withdraw it - the Member for Batman. I withdraw, Mr Speaker. And... more dismissals. Order. The Prime Minister resume his seat. The member for Shortland will excuse herself under standing order 94(a). The Member for Fowler will remove herself.

And finally, a member of the government was dismissed. The Member for Bass will remove himself under standing order 94(a). (cheers) That made it 18-1 - sounds like Australia playing Fiji in soccer. The debate rolled on along predicable lines. I refer to the introduction of the government's extreme industrial relations legislation. These measures are not extreme. The government's extreme industrial relations legislation...

..extreme industrial relations legislation... These measures are not extreme. a result of your extreme attack on their wages, conditions and entitlements. In reply to the Member for Richmond, it is not an extreme attack. We know it's subtle, but you might see a certain pattern developing. Not extreme. Not Extreme. Not extreme.


One thing's for sure - this is going to be an extremely ugly fight. (haka) Good morning, Mark Riley.

Simon was just saying we need a

button system, where the speaker

can push it and eject the member.

Extraordinary week.

Like the baseball. You're out of here!

How are these changes going over

with the people?

Pretty much like a led balloon. The

problem really is that to prosecute

a case like this, the Government

first has to identify the problem.

People don't see the problem.

Mortgage interest rates are fairly

low, unemployment is low, people

are getting jobs, wages are pretty

good, and life is, you know, not

too bad, so why the problem, why

the need for such profound change?

The more we see the detail of these

changes, the more profound we

realise they are and the greater

aversion there is amongst people

who don't see the need for change.

It is a big problem. They've got to

prosecute a case that says without

this change, things will get bad,

but as a government, that's a very

difficult thing to do, because

you're there to keep things good.

Mark, what about all the excitement

this week with the latest terror

threat. Is anyone as cynical as I am?

There are a lot of cynical people.

Let's hope that there isn't a terrorist attack in Australia,

leplts say that first, but the

timing of this, the way that it was

announced, and the continue flew

Wednesday of events since are

incredibly curious. What we really

had was emergency legislation to

make a change that we now know

police services have been asking

for for 18 months and it went

through the house and then the

Senate within a couple of days. We

then started reading not just about

the areas in which police were

investigating, we had names of

people who were suspects in the

newspapers. It just seemed

incredibly curious. This morning

we've got the Government saying we

need new legislation so we can have

the army out in the streets if the

country is under attack. Give me a

break. Why aren't they allowed out

there not and if they aren't, who

whose fault is that? This is very strange.

It is bizarre times, isn't it? I

want to say thank you very much for

fiming in for the last month. You

go from a 7 day a week roster back

to six days a week.

Yes, thanks very much. Can I say

when I heard there were hurricanes

in Cuba, I thought that would be

where you were on honeymoon.

A lot of activity, I think.

What is this all about?

A honeymoon. Come on. Moving right


She can say it and get away with it.

See you, guys.

We've got a couple of responses on

the email about the subject we

brought up about cameras being

banned on beaches, not being

allowed to take shots, particularly

of nippers. One here from Alan from

Evans head., "As a past member of a

service club and a typical Aussie

to loves the beach, I can't believe

that things are so bad that a group

like the surf life saving

association is calling for the bans

of photos on beaches. If we as a

society can't keep a leesh on those

who prey on our kids without

forcing our own values out the door,

we've lost to this scum." I think that is true.

We grew up on beachs. It is a bit

sad that it has come to this.

There is enough regulation in our

country already. We don't need that one. Exactly. You're watching Weekend Sunrise. Still ahead - the dance craze that has taken over US backstreets. It has being credited with stopping racial violence. But right now, we'll excuse ourselves under 94(a), and when we return - the story that jammed the Sunrise soapbox. Meet Tweety, the luckiest bird in Australia. Hang on a sec - aren't we going halves in that? # We are one # But we are many... Let's make a month of it. Sweeps. A month? Let's make November "Aussie Month". Aussie Month? Alright. What a great idea.

What makes us Australian and the Australian character? Let's celebrate being Australian because we don't. # We are one... The wonderful thing about Australia in the 21st century is the diversity. You could be a gay man in Sydney, a Muslim woman in Melbourne,

you can win a Nobel Science Prize in Perth, you can be on the beach in Cairns. There may be things that you don't like but don't come and whinge to me, because the greatest treasure we possess is, "Hey, this country's free." Sunrise on Seven - Aussie made and proud. # We are Australian # Well, it became one of Sydney's most famous buildings this week for all the wrong reasons. An apartment block teetered on the edge for hours after a section of the Lane Cove Tunnel project caved in. A gaping hole formed, and it only got larger. And sure enough, the crater gradually swallowed parts of the units above. Thankfully no-one was hurt. But in all the chaos of the evacuation, something special was left behind. And that sent the Sunrise soapbox into a frenzy. Take a look. At this stage, we've also got our pet bird up there as well, so it's sitting there by itself. Now - the bird in the building over the Sydney tunnel - press conference just completed. Simon Reeve is back with us. Simon, what's the story on the bird - the budgie? There's no word on the bird, basically. Oh, what?! Why are you laughing? No, I'm not laughing - I'm laughing with the bird, not at the bird! Good. Just as well. I hope he's got lots of seeds in the bottom of his cage! I've got an email from a bloke called Ray,

who says "What has happened to the Aussie tradition "where we show some bravery and take a chance? "If we take risks like saving Tweety, we might endanger lives, "but we will save hundreds more than we lose." He says, "If you want, I will tip-toe ever so gently "and risk my life saving Tweety." Well, it never came to that. After an anxious few days, there was a happy ending.

A bomb squad robot went in to rescue the cockatiel. And it wasn't long before Tweety was back in the arms of loving owners Karen Bruce and Rob Colquhoun.

And they both join us in the studio this morning along with Tweety. Good morning.

How is Tweety, more importantly?

What a week.

It's a very roll less coster week.

She's a bit stressed and dehydrated,

but she's doing fine. She's loveing

the attention, everybody touching

her. None the wiser, I think,

what's going on.

That moment when they finally

handed Tweety back to you was just

extraordinary. We could see there

was so much emotion there and so

real. You were really hanging on this.

Definitely. She's meant a lot to

our family. We've hand raised her

from about three or four weeks old,

so she's been a big part of our

family and as any pet owner knows,

it doesn't matter if it is a turtle

or a fish, you still have those

strong feelings for her.

Rob, Tweety being a cockatiel, they're quite resilient creatures,

so you weren't so concerned that

she would star've but more so fret.

How was she when she was finally rescued?

A bit skit tissue, but getting back

to her old self, with a good feed

and a bit of water, certainly

bouncing back.

How did you celebrate when you were

finally reunited?

There's a few tears and basically

got her back to the hotel and after

having it checked out by the vets,

who told us everything was all good,

other than a bit of dehydration, so

back to the hotel and a good feed. Tweety included. Yes

What about the rest of your stuff?

Have you managed to get anything

else out or was it just Tweety that

was rescued?

Yesterday we were allowed into the

building with a few of the other

retz dents who had not had a

opportunity to grab personal

belongings. That, I've got to say,

was fantastic, because we're now

wearing our clothes as opposed to

something we've just purchased. We

grabbed a huge amount of stuff

yesterday. , which you couldn't

really take the smile off our faces

to have our own belongings, as

opposed to feeling like a hobo, if

you like, not really sure from one

say to the next what is going to happen.

Where are you guys staying, down

the road?

We're staying in North Ryde in the

summer set. Which have been

fantastic. They've been really good.

Weave not sure how long we're there

for. The six units that are at the

front are going to need longer accommodation. We're definitely not

going to be able to inhab Tait that

area of the building.

Because you own your unit

Weave one of the owner-occupiers.

It is not just an investment for us,

it is our home. That is a big part

that's hit home to us, that some

people are tenants and stuff like

that, but for the owner residents,

it is quite a hard thing.

This story has been felt across the

country, not just because of Tweety,

but there's so many infrastructure

projects that involve tunnels and

you do have that natural feeling is

something happening underneath

there that is going to affect my


Did you have concerns? We've heard

reports that there were many

complaints mid


Simon was telling us in the news

that some had complained about that

You could hear the drilling going

on. They told us you'd hear distant

thunder and resurfacing of the

footpaths and all that sort of

stuff, but the compound was quite

noisy. The people that live the

other side of the building next to

the compound have a different story

to us, because we didn't hear that,

being on top of a six lane highway,

we heard more of the other stuff.

So everyone has a different effect

of what this tunnel has done to

each of us.

Guys, we appreciate you coming in

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viewers were hanging on through

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happy ending. Tweety, thank you for coming in. You're welcome. Up next - we bring the underground to the surface. Find out why an erratic form of dance saved a generation of African Americans. This is Weekend Sunrise on the Seven Network. NEWS THEME PLAYS Miaow. Woof. This just in from Advocate. A Sydney tabby diagnosed with two kinds of intestinal worms has made a full recovery. Talk about nine lives. Yeah... What? More as we hear it. Advocate. (Barks)

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back to Anna and Chris Reason. Well, it's the dance craze taking American youth by storm. It is called krumping and began in the slums of Los Angeles. A new documentary follows kids who are replacing gangs and drugs with dancing. Katherine Tulich spoke to the real life stars of the movie, Rize. Rize documents the extraordinary new dance style born in the streets of south central LA. The film's director, David LaChapelle, a renowned photographer who has worked with the likes of Elton John and Madonna, felt impelled to bring this underground movement to the surface. It was so inspiring to make this film and I wanted people to feel the same way when they left the theatre

as I felt witnessing this dance, which was just blown away, just inspired and wanted to make my life better because they're heroes, you know, they really were heroes to me. And I was awe-struck when I saw this - when I saw this happen, when I was witnessing and I was the only one filming it and I couldn't believe that no-one had documented it before because it was just so, you know, 45 minutes outside of Hollywood there was incredible movement happening. This incredible movement that was mind-blowing. You know, watching the dance itself, I had to put a disclaimer on the film that I didn't speed it up because you would think that the film had been altered because of the way they move the bodies - you don't think it is humanly possible. So could you just tell me what the essential difference is

between this style of dancing and the type of dancing we've seen before, like hip-hop? I feel like they're the alternative to what's going on in hip-hop - the commercial hip-hop, the bling-bling, the jewellery, cars and all the excess, your goal of being a mogul, so unattainable and so far-fetched for most people that live in the ghetto, it's really like this fantasy and these young artists, these dancers

were looking for something authentic and real and they created a movement which I believe is like the Seattle movement of rock - they're like the Curt Cobain, the Nirvana, if you will, of hip-hop, because they're alternative. They have something - they're not buying into what's being sold. Tommy the Clown is regarded as the instigator of this style of dancing.

In a response to the devastating Rodney King riots in 1992, he helped get the kids off the streets

by creating competitive dance competitions called battle zones. Tommy, you've been there since the beginning. Did you think it would develop to this level? I didn't know how deep it was going to get.

I know that kids, the competition, so when I created the battle zone, I knew - I used to see the kids and motivate them to be the best, you know, don't feel - if you lose in a match competition, get up and go practice and come back and destroy. You had kids battling for names, you know, and stuff like that. Really, they're so competitive, they want to just win.

It is like hygiene. Either you

smell or you don't.

We come from the inner city, which

is called the get to. Lower ports

of LA. We don't get the best of

everything, so we dance. In this community, dance has now become an alternative to violence. When I was filming, people were saying to me again and again "You're either in a clown group or you're in a gang, "you have to choose one. "If you're in a crown group, they'll leave you alone." We gave them choices. They're clowns, it's a family, together we bring you energy with one another, love is there and we don't worry about our bills and all that type of stuff because we can come together and we dance.

People come from Hollywood and come

and viz zim my home and be like how

do you live here, it is so

dangerous. It is not dangerous, it is life. The very athletic Miss Prissy, one of the feature dances in Rize,

says this film has given the impoverished black community something to be proud of. In our society, it's already been embedded in our heads to fail, you know,

because of where we live, but I feel like if this movie comes out, people will become comfortable with where they live, not in the sense of "I'm comfortable living a $200-cheque-a-month life "and that's what I'm going to do," but become proud of where they come from and use that assurance to get out of the hood. So, I don't know. I look forward to this film changing people's lives.

I'm not sure. Cum ping?

It has taken me 20 years to learn

to moon walk and now I've got to do

this. I don't know.

American version of epilepsy. I'm

not sure that I'm going to be able

to do that.

I don't think I've got the rhythm

for that

It looks interesting. It is on in

cinemas across Australia now.

We've got sofplt el mails. John,

who is in New South Wales, wrote us

an email about the pwhan of come

ras on beaches qt why don't local

councils issue permits to people

that allow them to take photos of

their kid in public places there

would be a police check and if not,

he three consequences for those who

sold their photos on the web.". I don't know

That is a lot of bureaucracy.

Complicates it even more. Leave the

bureaucrats out of this one.

How do you feel?

It is one of those things. We take

our kids to the beach all the time

in summer. I don't have any

concerns about that kind of stuff.

Going from beaches to by money moon...

I'm thinking kids in nine months.

Just a quick one. Came back on the

airline on the way home and in the

airline magazine, they've got a

feature on Sydney. A south American

journalist has come here to have a

look at what we do. It says day 1.

Start your day early in Sydney. The

first day, regard lels of where

your staying, visit the commercial

business district, and a few

streets away is Martin Place, the

banking centre with hotels and the

television studio that broadcasts

Australia's most popular morning program, sunrise.

We're going to be big in bo live ya,

or whatever.

If you're there tomorrow morning,

the show will be back as normal at

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