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(generated from captions) LARRY EMDUR: Good morning. that's sparked outrage. It's a decision a group of Sudanese refugees. Tamworth's council has rejected don't want them there. The mayor admits many locals simply

We'll ask him why. Plus, for the royal family. it's been a huge week Wills has graduated. the inquest into Diana's death. But the big news has been unaired excerpts This morning we'll bring you from the Princes' interview. And Miss Universe is faltering. behaviour and excessive drinking. She's been accused of inappropriate of her crown? So will she be stripped the 17th of December, 2006. Find out this Sunday, This program is live captioned # Reach up for the sunrise

to the big sky... # # Put your hands in VOICE-OVER: this is Weekend Sunrise. Right across Australia, Lisa Wilkinson and Larry Emdur. Now from Brekky Central, # Reach up for the sunrise Good morning. Thanks for joining us. to Larry Emdur, And a very good morning for Andrew O'Keefe this week. who's sitting in

Always on holidays tat man. Good to be here, Lisa. All those stories coming up.

Also this morning, who decided to break a world record. the incredible tale of a skatie from Perth to Sydney on his board. He travelled all the way when we talk to him live. We'll find out why his umbrella for the final time. Plus, Grant has hung up He's left Sunrise weather of the Sunrise family. but will remain part to replay his special tribute We've been inundated with requests later in the program. so we'll do that Nelson Aspen has movies covered. And as always, This morning, Sofia Coppola flick, he's got the lowdown on the latest 'Marie Antoinette'. of the big Boxing Day releases. It stars Kirstin Dunst and is one

Muzza. Whatever you like. of the big Boxing Day releases. the latest news with Simon Reeve. Right now though, it's time for Good morning, Simon.

A little bit of singing, thank you, Lisa. And firefighters in Tasmania

Joining us from Melbourne with more

is the CFS boss how are things

looking today? Good morning, with is the CFS boss how are things

the reprieve in the weather looking today? Good morning, with

conditions, it provides an

opportunity for us to be able to

consolidate the control lines and

continue to do further work

the communities around the affected continue to do further work within

areas. What about the injured

firefighters and in particular, the

42-year-old bhan? Certainly, it is a

big concern to both DSE is ourselves

that our firefighters have been

injured. We are certainly going to

of undertake a thorough investigation

of the circumstances and ensure we

take any tep steps that are neat

again. The needed to limit this happening

again. The terrain around Mount

Terrible, incredibly difficult. I

think the circumstances are such dry

conditions, the fuel is so dry and

volatile, our firefighters are

operating in very volatile

conditions and the fire

conditions and the fire behaviour has been erratic as you have seen

over the past 15 or 16 days on TV. over the past 15 or 16

They are operating in very dangerous

of circumstances and it is reflective

of the dryness and the drought that

we are experiencing now. What about

the wegz conditions ahead for today. It

It is going to give us a bit of a

reprieve. We have a northerly

influence later today and tomorrow

with a slight change on Tuesday, but

Wednesday, Thursday, back into high

Jeff for your extreme conditions again. Thank you

Jeff for your time this morning and

our thoughts go oothe firefighters in hospital

in hospital today. Thank you.

in hospital today. Thank you. Eplt

treeks conditions in Narrabri. near Tumut has been contained. Another fire in the State's south bushland and pine plantation More than 12,000 hectares of were burned but no home were destroyed. And firefighters in Tasmania of milder conditions are taking advantage in the State's south-east. to strength containment lines and about 60 buildings 20,000 hectares of bush have been lost in the blaze so far. Police say is expected to grow the list of damaged property are registered as more remote buildings

with local authorities. the fire at Kellevie Crews are also patrolling to worsen on Monday. with conditions forecast childcare plan A new Federal Government cash grants of up to $4,700 a year could see families given for every child under five. Fairfax Newspapers reports earning up to $40,000 year the scheme is targeted at families to help ease childcare costs. The tax-free grants are designed back into the work force to encourage more people and more couples to have children. Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd The report comes after reaffirmed Labor's promise to claim childcare rebates faster. to allow families

around an Adelaide couple Friends and family are rallying rolled into the Torrens River. whose baby died when his pram 5-month-old Leo for a walk Mum Kerry Lucas was taking

When she stopped to answer her mobile phone. and it slid down the bank. The brakes of the pram weren't on

rushed to the scene. The baby's father, Wesley Legrand, mobile phone. Z When she stopped to answer her

as very careful, caring parents. Friends describe them Police have ruled out any foul play, set of circumstances. calling it a tragic

An awful story. has called for fresh elections The Palestinian president to the ruling Hamas party. in a direct challenge President Mahmoud Abbas didn't name a date

to form a united government. but said all efforts should be made

Abbas' Fattah party have broken down Months of talks between Hamas and leading to fears of an impending civil war.

rejected the call for an election Hamas party officials have already as a coup. saying they would regard it CCTV footage British police have released in the Suffolk serial killer case. they hope will create new leads

of 24-year-old Anneli Alderton, The video shows the last moments at the time of her death. who police say was pregnant She's one of five prostitutes who have been murdered in the same area in the last two weeks. More than 300 officers from nine police forces across England have been recruited for the massive manhunt. They're tracing up to 100 people who have information about the case and are monitoring five key suspects. A US man is facing charges after he started a brawl in a Nevada courtroom. Jeffrey Wells snapped when the judge ruled against him in a divorce case. It took several officers to bring the ex-Marine under control but he claims he ended the fight.

Yeah, you could have waded right through them. Wells says he acted out of self-defence. He is facing four counts of assault and could be jailed for up to 16 years.

Well, on a lighter note, Tens of thousands celebrated an early Christmas at last night's Carols in the Domain.

Well, on a lighter note, Who is that

guy? He used to work around here a bit. The event was hosted by a familiar face, Grant Denyer. Guy Sebastian, Human Nature and the Wiggles were also there with the new Yellow Wiggle, Sam Moran. Last year, Damien Leith was in the audience, but this year the Australian Idol took centre stage. Carols favourite Belinda Emmett also received a special tribute from brother, Shane. # I

# I know eventually we'll be

together # One sweet # One sweet day #

Shane did the most extraordinary

Shane did the most extraordinary job with that. The night finished with a medley of Carols and a spectacular fireworks display.

There was ant dry eye in the house

after Shane. He just, it was

fantastic. Sura sufferprise because

you could hear a beautiful female

voice and then Belinda came in with

her brother Shane. To steel himself

for that and carry is through. A

beautiful song, well done. She be beautiful song, well done. She will

be very proud of you. Dumped English spinner Ashley Giles has quit the Ashes tour to return home to his wife, who's reportedly been diagnosed with a brain tumour. His team has a huge challenge in Perth after a brilliant batting display put Australia in a commanding position. Ricky Ponting declared after centuries from Michael Clarke and Mike Hussey gave the side a massive lead. unbeaten 100 by Adam Gilchrist, the second-fastest in Test history. Australia is now in the box seat to reclaim the Ashes. We're in a good position.

Goes again. We're in a good position. It's very exciting. We've fought hard, we've endured what England has thrown up to us, so we feel pretty good, but it certainly hasn't been spoken about. But England is still hopeful of a miracle win. That's what we've got to do. There's no use us pitching up and thinking otherwise. Practically, it's a very, very difficult challenge but I think the individuals have just got to come here and show what they are worth. England needs another 538 runs to win with two days remaining and nine wickets in hand. Shane Watson's chances of appearing in the Ashes series are over after he re-injured his left hamstring in the Pura Cup clash with South Australia in Adelaide. Watson helped his side take first-innings points with two wickets. But scans revealed he has a 5cm tear in his hamstring at a different spot to his recent injury. He is unlikely to play again until late January. Victoria has a first-innings lead of 67 in the Pura Cup match against New South Wales heading into day three at the MCG. Nick Jewel and Brad Hodge led the way for the Bushrangers. In the NBL last night, Brad Newley scored a career high 46 points

in Townsville's big win at home against Cairns. The 21-year-old had 30 points at half-time, taking the Taipans out of the game from the beginning. Also last night, the 36ers kept their finals hope alive

with a narrow win over the Slingers. And the South Dragons beat the Breakers by eight points. Queensland has ended the Central Coast's unbeaten run at home with a win in their match at Gosford. 19-year-old midfielder Dario Vidosic kicked two goals in the 3-2 win which kept alive the Roars's finals hopes. Queensland is now just one point out of fourth position.

Goes again. A golf update too, Geoff

Ogilvy is doing alright in

California, he has hit the lead in

the halfway point in the Tiger

Challenge. It must be a great moment

to lead Tiger Woods. Just cut the

headline out and put it in headline out and put it in the pool

room, just for a second. Now to the weather. Let's take a look at what's making papers around the country. And the 'Melbourne Age' says Victorians will face strict stage-3 water restrictions from New Year's Day. That means a ban on sprinkler and spray watering systems. The Government is expected to make the announcement today as Melbourne's water storages plummet to 40.2%.

It also means people with new pools

won't be allowed to fill those

won't be allowed to fill those and not allowed to wash your not allowed to wash your cars either. Sydney's 'Sunday Telegraph' has a story about the great lengths some companies go to to host lavish staff Christmas parties. For example, Microsoft flew 1,700 staff from interstate

for an exclusive event at Sydney's Luna Park. Other companies, like Macquarie Bank, spent $500,000 on their Christmas parties.

Important to make your staff

Important to make your staff feel warm and fuzzy. Sound good to me, I

see no problem with it. As a

see no problem with it. As a staff member. Okay, I'm not sure how true this is, but the 'Sun Herald' claims male waxing is on the rise.

Larry was at the clinic last week. The Sydney paper says beauty salons are reporting a rise in the number of men having their arms, legs and Speedo lines waxed. One man was quoted as saying women love hairless men.

Really? Says who? I have got us a

double booking, two for the price of

one deal for Sunday. Are you waxers,

either of you? Are you kidding? Good

lord!I wouldn't, there is so many

things to spend your money on isthis

world. So many places to wax and so

little time. I'm interested how

little time. I'm interested how you get to the appointment, you are at

the pub, "

the pub, "Got to go boys a waxing

appointment." I think a bit of hair

on a man is a fine thing indeed. You

wouldn't put your boy through it? He

doesn't even wear after shave, as if

he would wax. I can't imagine him

lying back going, "

lying back going, "You missed a

bit." It would be a whipper snipper

job. There

job. There wouldn't be enough wax. And WA's 'Sunday Times' front page doesn't need much explaining. The headline screams, "It's as good as ours" Obviously talking about the Ashes. The paper says Australia is on the verge of reclaiming it after Hussey, Clarke and Gilchrist claimed centuries.

What about Adam Gilchrist? It is a What about Adam Gilchrist? It says

is a it bat or a Bazooder? We don't

get to keep the Ashes do we? get to keep the Ashes do we? In

get to keep the Ashes do we? In

theory we have them but don't they

go back to England. The physicalical

little earn? It has been the subject

of much debate. It came for a little

visit but it goes back. Its it's

first-class seat. If they are ours,

they are ours. We be get a copy made

in China for half the price, it's

fine. Ahead this morning - Nelson's movie of the week. He's got the inside word on the new Boxing Day release 'Marie Antoinette'. But next, the mayor who wants to ban Sudanese refugees. We'll talk to him live, after this.

Welcome back, nice to be waking up

with you this morning. It's not very often the mayor of a country town makes national headlines. But Tamworth Mayor James Treloar's recent comments about Sudanese refugees have caused widespread outrage. The council rejected five Sudenese families wanting to settle in Tamworth. Mr Treloar's reason -

community concerns it would lead to a Cronulla-riots-type situation. To be fair, we've asked Mr Treloar on to the show to explain. Good morning, Mr Treloar.

Good morning. Did you say those

comments about the settling of the

Sudanese refuneies lead tog a

Cronulla riots type situation

Cronulla riots type situation and what did you mean? What was said what did you mean? What was said was

one of the objectives of the program

is to gauge the community support.

So we went to our community and,

understand this has been going for

over a year now, we went to the

community to gauge what

community to gauge what the response

would be from the community. What I

said was, in getting a response from

the community, those responses may

well have been tainted because well have been tainted because of

past events. When I was asked to

clarify the past events, I said, " clarify the past events, I said,

"The instances at Cronulla would

"The instances at Cronulla would not have helped the community's

responses." Why have you gone on to

look into the future and reject the

Sudanese famose on the history? It

is a program we have rejected. What has happened is the Department of

Immigration run a primary and

secondary relocation program for

refugees. What we were asked to

refugees. What we were asked to do is look at a primary relocation. We

have several secondary

have several secondary relocations in the city but we were asked

in the city but we were asked to look at a primey one. We went to the

community, gauged their level of

support and looked at the concerns

the community had raised. Obviously,

some of the more radical views we

were able to dismiss, but when

were able to dismiss, but when we looked at the genuine concerns in

looked at the genuine concerns in relation to health, fairly

significant cultural differences, we

went back to the department to see how they were

how they were addressed. We felt

there was a fairly significant short

fall and when we followed it up,

when the department published a

document in June that says bob of

the location of the bulk of the

refugees we need to revisit the

program and reassess how it is

running. But these are people who

are escaping war and persecution and

many of these, people

many of these, people are calling

you racist, are you? you racist, are you? It is

you racist, are you? It is the program, Lisa. That is what people

need to ascertain. It is not five

families we are rejected. It is

families we are rejected. It is a program we were asked to give

consideration to. We have said, "

consideration to. We have said, "Look,ats this "Look,ats this particular

"Look,ats this particular moment we

don't think the program is how DIMI

would like it to run across

Australia." We are vee rejected the

program. We have hosts for the

program. We have hosts for the refunalies families. It is

refunalies families. It is fine

because it is not part of a

because it is not part of a program where we were dealing with an

authority that hasn't got an office

in Tamworth. When we deal the

community that does accept

responsibility for the families we

are happy to accept it. But on

are happy to accept it. But on the views of the community, there is not

sufficient support for the program

as it is standing to

as it is standing to say the community would be supportive of

community would be supportive of it and that is one of the requirements

of the program, because that will

ultimately determine its success

ultimately determine its success or

failure in the region. You got the

feedback from the community and

overwhelming majority said no to

what we are talking bout. Are you

worried, the wider aurns community

is looking at Tamworth, I have been

there lots of times and I love the

place, are you worried the rest of

Australia is looking at it as a

community that is racist. If

community that is racist. If the rest of the community understand the

true facts e we would be happy

true facts e we would be happy for them to assess it whenever way they

like. Some facts are

like. Some facts are not been

published accurately. It is far

better to get a tag line that we are

racist than we have expressed

concerns about a primary resetalment

program of refugees.

program of refugees. That is program of refugees. That is not going to sell newspaper, but a tag line that we are racist line that we are racist will bring all the responses required to sell counselors and Tamworth business leaders want the decision over turned. They turned. They have criticised the decision, will you change your mind? Chbts that is one of the beauties of local government, a rescission local government, a rescission on any of the motions can always be passed and reassessed. But at this particular moment, I think particular moment, I think the program need to be reassessed more so than the council's decision.

so than the council's decision. We would be very happy to. This is one of the

of the things people need to

understand. When the department came

and spoke to council, we said

and spoke to council, we said we would like to participant in

program, that is why we went further

forward. They said one of the

criteria is to engage community

support. In doing that we found

there was concerns, admidtly, the

local paper publishing a letter to

the editor suggesting there would be

16,000 coming to Tamworth didn't

help us. We had to correct some

help us. We had to correct some of the misconceptions at the public

meeting. But having done that, we

were able to look at the genuine

concerns for the program. We are

right out of time, thank you for

your time. We will be hearing more

about that. See if commonsense can

turn that one around. Ahead this morning, Nelson Aspen's movie of the week. We hear from actress Kirsten Dunst. But after the break, the news headlines. And the princes speak. The full interview is next.

# Like a candle in the # Like a candle in the wind. # Plenty still to come this morning. In this half hour, we'll tackle relationship problems. Jo Lamble will be in the Counselling Corner. Then, we're off to the movies. Nelson Aspen brings us the inside word on the latest Sofia Coppola flick. It's called 'Marie Antoinette'

15 different ways tosay her name. and Kirstin Dunst plays the lead role. It's one of the big Boxing Day releases. We'll have that shortly. And in a moment, the full interview with princes William and Harry. They speak candidly about their mother. But first, let's get the overnight headlines from Simon Reeve. Good morning again, everyone. Three New Zealand firefighters are recovering in hospital after a back-burning operation went wrong at Jamieson in Victoria's south-east.

Correction, Victoria mfs north-east. And in central NSW, strong winds are fanning a fire near Narrabri. Firefighters in Tasmania are taking advantage of milder conditions to back-burn ahead of bad weather on Monday.

Firefighters in Tasmania are

Firefighters in Tasmania are taking advantage of milding conditions to

back burn on Monday.

A new Federal Government childcare plan could see families given cash grants of up to $4,700 a year for every child under five. Fairfax Newspapers report the scheme is targeted at families earning up to $40,000 a year to help ease childcare costs. Police in the UK are pursuing new leads in the Suffolk serial killer case. They've released CCTV footage that shows a 24-year-old prostitute on a train before she was murdered.

Annerlie Alderton was murdered on a

train. She train. She is one of 5

train. She is one of 5 killed in the last two weeks. And making sports headlines this morning, Australia is in a commanding position with two days to go in the third Ashes Test against England. Ricky Ponting declared 557 runs in front after centuries to Mike Hussey, Michael Clarke and Adam Gilchrist. England are 1/19 at the start of day four. All-rounder Shane Watson won't play a part in the series

after he re-injured his hamstring. He has a 5cm tear and may struggle to be fit for the World Cup. And Queensland has kept its A-League finals hopes alive with a 3-2 win against the Central Coast. Dario Vidosic scored two goals. Weatherwatch this Sunday -

We'll have more news and sport at 9 o'clock. It has been a big week for royal watchers. Prince William launched his military career

by graduating as an army officer at the elite Sandhurst Academy. He paraded before his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. The ceremony is famed for its pomp and circumstance and it didn't disappoint.

But it has been a tough few days for William and his brother, Prince Harry. World headlines have been dominated by the inquest into the death of Princess Diana. While all that was going on, the princes broke their silence. They decided speak out, not about the findings, but to announce plans for a memorial concert. They displayed rare candour as they spoke with fondness about their mother. Here's Simon with unaired excerpts from that interview. Princess Diana loved music. Here she is at Live Aid in 1985. And so it is music that will be used to commemorate her life with a special concert on 1 July next year. It would have been her 46th birthday.

We want to represent exactly what

our mother would have wanted how she

was and those sorts of things. The

church service alone is not enough.

We wanted a big concern full of

energy and happiness which she would

have wanted. On her birthday, it

have wanted. On her birthday, it has to be the best present. The two of

us organising it, we wanted to have

the fact the evening was all

the fact the evening was all about our mother to celebrate and have fun

and remember her in a fun way. We

are raising money for Centre Point

and Baley. They are both charities

that continued on from my mother's

legacy and the Diana Memorial Fund

and the five major charities she was

in will have an interest. Princes William and Harry spoke with poise this week as they announced plans for the concert which will include Duran Duran, Joss Stone and Elton John. It

# s to me you have lived your life

like a candle in the wind. We wanted

to get artists that our mother

really loved and then artist that

both Harry and I enjoy and in the

middle with the ballet and

Andrewloid Weber, she loved danceing

and musicals. With that

and musicals. With that you have something different, not just any

old concert. It is going to be

different and interesting. If it

works it will be brilliant, if it

doesn't, we won't be in the country. The Princess was always a keen dancer.

So will her sons follow her example? works it will be brilliant, if it doesn't, we won't be in the country.

Really hope not. I hope so, him

Really hope not. I hope so, him not me. I hope we get a chance to see

him dance am It will

him dance am It will be a terrifying

sight. We should be on stage at some point. There will also be a memorial service in August, on the 10th anniversary of Diana's death.

The service is going to The service is going to include both

sides of the family, on our mother

and our father, everyone getting

together, it should be a good

occasion and lots of loud hims, all

the good ones and and a very simple and night service.

Igate to see that, isn't it it.

After all these years, she ask still

mesmerising. Good to see the boys

vul nshable, if it irkwise it will

vul nshable, if it irkwise it will be great it not we are out of the

country. All the book makers have

gone into over drive over Kate,

gone into over drive over Kate, She has been inviteed to the Queen's

Buffet. You heard it here, Buffet. You heard it here, first,

second. Last week we talked about it. Ahead this morning, farewelling our favourite weatherman. We'll take another look back at Grant's time on Sunrise. But next, need some relationship advice? Our resident psychologist Jo Lamble is in the Counselling Corner. It's time now for the Counselling Corner. And today we're answering your questions on personal and family problems. Our resident psychologist Jo Lamble is standing by to take your calls. Good morning, Jo. Good morning. First up we've got Michelle from Western Australia on the line. What's your question for Jo?

I have just had my second child 7

weeks ago and was just diagnosed

with postnatal depression, I want

with postnatal depression, I want to know why I didn't get it with my

first child but I got it with my

second. Good

second. Good quest. You are probably

feeling low, anxious, socialally

with drawn and inadequate. We don't

know what triggers it, we know

around 15 percent of women do get it

with some pregnancies, not all of

them. We know some of the triggers

are a history of depression

are a history of depression in yourself, but you are saying you

don't or in your family or

relationship problems or a lack of

emotional or practical support.

emotional or practical support. That may be what you are finding now, less practical less practical support now you

less practical support now you have got two. You need more help.

got two. You need more help. There would be greater stress like having

a toddler as well as a new born our

you myth be moving a house or lost a

job or grieving over someone or if

the child is unsettled or unwell.

All those factors may trigger it.

What to do? Post What to do? Post natal support

grouperize really important where

women get together and share their

experiences that can help you

experiences that can help you feel not alone and get the extra support.

Also, I know it is hard with two

young children, but exercise and young children, but exercise and

eating well and getting rest. Get

some practical help, because it is a

main trigger. It

main trigger. It is hard to speak

up, but ask someone to help with the

house work and the shopping to

house work and the shopping to get some sort of break. If you are

feeling guilty or a bad mum, see a

clinical psychologist to help fight

the negative thoughts. Lastly, look

at Beyond Blue.

at Beyond Blue.Org.

at Beyond Blue.Org.. Michelle, I

hope that is helpful to you. Next we've got an email from Naomi in New South Wales. She says, "The only family I have in Sydney are my in-laws. "This Christmas, they've invited all the family around except for us. "My husband works on Christmas Day "so I'm going to be left at home on my own. "I don't know why they haven't invited us "and I was wondering if it might be rude if I invited myself?"

I don't know if I would want to

invite myself. It is puzzling. If

you and

you and your husband don't know to

upset them, chances are you haven't.

It might be easily fixed or It might be easily fixed or it

It might be easily fixed or it might be something more going on. You

asked if it was rude if you invited

yourself, I love that. You

yourself, I love that. You are willing to take initiative and

address the problem. I would

encourage you to contact his

encourage you to contact his mother or whoever is hosting the

festivities and say assertively, "

festivities and say assertively, "I

would love to join you for Christmas

Day because we are family now." Just

casually mention he is working

casually mention he is working and you will on your own, but it is

family. It doesn't sound

family. It doesn't sound aggressive or

or accusatory. If they resist you,

you may have a significant problem

that may take more time. Now we've got Julie from Queensland on the line. What advice would you like from Jo?

you may have a significant problem that may take more time. Hello? You

there, Julie? Still got you? I think

we have lost Julie. We

we have lost Julie. We will

we have lost Julie. We will come back to her if we have more time. Finally we have an email from Nigel in Victoria. He says, "I'm 13 years old and I really need help. "Last week my parents had a really bad fight about money "and now they're not talking at all. "My sister and I are caught in the middle "and the whole situation is very uncomfortable. "How can I get their marriage back on track?"

I think we are all feeling for you

and every parent is cringing at the

and every parent is cringing at the idea, the memory of having fath

front of the children because idea, the memory of having fath in

front of the children because most

adults do., just like children, but

parents shouldn't fighten front of

children but we do at times. Nigel,

it is not your responsibility to get

your parent's relationship back

your parent's relationship back on

track. They may be going through a

difficult time, you can't get them

back on track but you can speak up.

Tell them you love them you Tell them you love them you hate it

when they are upset and you hate it

when they fight. It may be enough to

when they fight. It may be enough to trager them on the path to fix it or go get help.

go get help. But it is not your

responsibility to fix it. Kbr

responsibility to fix it. Kbr It could be one of the things where the parents go, "

parents go, "You were listening." Or

might not remember it. Speak up and

see how you can feel. Having written

to us, you sound like you a

13-year-old who can take the tip.

Have a good Sunday. Ahead this morning, the trials of the new Miss Universe. Find out why she's gone off the rails. But next, we're off to the movies with Nelson. Marie Antoinette is the pick of the flicks. BROODING BANJO MUSIC I love living on the coast. I still surf every day. I want to live life to the full. And I try not to let anything stop me. But I'm always careful with the choices I make. So when I read the labels and found some pain relievers shouldn't be used with certain medications, I made sure I spoke to my doctor.

It's movie time now. And this morning,

we bring you the story of an ill-fated imperial queen. Her name was Marie Antoinette. And she certainly had an interesting temperament. Nelson Aspen, good morning to you. Good morning, Lisa and Larry. Yeah, this is one of the big Boxing Day movie releases. This film stars Kirsten Dunst in the title role. And this is Versailles as you've never seen it before.

Friendship between Austria and

France must be cemented by marriage.

My youngest daughter will be queen

of France. It is a kum that the

bride retain nothing belonging to bride retain nothing belonging to a foreign court. Marie Antoinette could have been a mundane concept. But under Sofia Coppola's direction, that's impossible.

I'm afraid the queen has an artistic tempterment. I tried to make it a personal portrait from her point of view,

what it might have been like.

See is really the only director who

does movies about females and their

perspective lives and trying to

figure out what they want and become

a woman and there is not many

directors that are telling storys like that. What we have here is a period piece combined with rock music.

Sounds unusual? Well, it is.

But strangely, it seems to work.

Can't you do something snojm I'm not

going to acknowledge it.

He has quite a reputation.

Letting everyone down would be my

greatest unhappiness. The Bastille

fortrist was stormed. To make

fortrist was stormed. To make it fun

and what it would be like to

and what it would be like to be there at the time living in the

situation and not looking at it from

the distance of a history lesson, I

wanted to bring it to life. The film is based on the novel by Antonia Fraser. It begins when the Archduchess of Austria arrives in Versailles. We watch her ascendance to the French throne and ultimately her fall during the revolution.

The queen madam, they are coming to kill her. Kirsten Dunst says anyone who's ever been to high school can relate to this film. All those feelings of high school, and that's such an isolated world,

You think that is the most important

thing and the only thing, the

gossiping can ruin your life

gossiping can ruin your life when you are in high school. So all those feelings are in the movie and totally relatable to that. Unnecessary. The film was shot on location in Versailles. The palace's famous Hall of Mirrors

was among the real-life locations used. It was unbelievable because Versailles is a character in itself,

Isn't that the most beautiful

Isn't that the most beautiful thing you have ever seen? Happy birthday. Happy birthday. It was unbelievable because Versailles is a character in itself, and to be able to shoot there, where they really got married, where she performed in her mini opera house, to be in those places, you'd touch the fabric and go, "I wonder if they touched this fabric".

On they way. Marie Antoinette has been called the most misunderstood and abused woman in history. Kirsten Dunst certainly does a good job.

Even if you not a fan of period

pieces, this is so modern you

probably won't mind, so Lisa and

Larry, let them eat cake. To coin a

phrase. You almost believe him phrase. You almost believe him when

he goes into the sincere spiel. Ros

Burn and Judy Davis are also in the

movie. Lots of e-mails coming in about about the

about the beautiful tribute to

Belinda Emmett last night. An e-mail

from crystal. She's says it was

outstanding. Shane is an

outstanding. Shane is an inspiration in the way he composed himself

throughout the song. We

throughout the song. We hope it continues what she started out, that

is an awareness of breast cancer.

Listen to

Listen to this. # One

# One sweet day # Sorry

# I never told

# I never told you # All

# All I # Wanted

# Wanted to say # Beautiful Gaous bumps. Shane you

are a champion mate. Not a

are a champion mate. Not a dry eye in the house. Incredible performance

to get up and do that in front of

Australia. There are a tonne of

e-mails. What a song One Sweet Day.

Wouldn't help think

Wouldn't help think what her mum and

dad must have been thinking to

dad must have been thinking to see their son up there singing the song

about his sister. They are such a

musical family, driving up the coast, singing

coast, singing songs in the back

seat. Heaps of e-mails saying what a

marvellous job you did. Another

marvellous job off to the left. Way

off to the left. Had microphone

off to the left. Had microphone yet again. It was great fun. David

Hobson is a sensation. Stop talking.

I don't I don't want

I don't want to

I don't want to listen. # Follow yonder

# Follow yonder star # Star of

# Star of wonder # Star of royal beauty

# West ward leading # Star of royal beauty bright

# # Still

# Guide us to thigh perfect light.

In the change room earlier, was it,

I'll be the king, you be the prince

and you be the queen. It

and you be the queen. No it was you

be the Mongolian goat herder. I

actually didn't fit. I got there

late and it didn't fit. Here is your

crone, it was great guys, thanks

very much. Isn't Tim

very much. Isn't Tim Campbell a talent? He

talent? He reminds me of a young

danny Kaye. He has the acting thing

down pat, the big personality and

down pat, the big personality and a great dancer as well. And Dave great dancer as well. And Dave

Hobson. There was no roof, but

Hobson. There was no roof, but he could raise it it When he sang

juruse lm at the end, the heckles. And Damian

And Damian Leith

And Damian Leith doing hallelujah.

Whauft a difference 12 months makes

make. One year he is

make. One year he is up on stage.

You probably thought that too. Yeah, I did. Ahead this morning, the skatie who was on a mission.

He rode all the way from Perth to Sydney. But next, news with Simon and sport with Kylie. You're watching Weekend Sunrise and we thank you.

VOICE-OVER: This is Weekend Sunrise with Lisa Wilkinson and Larry Emdur. # Jingle bells, jingle bells Good morning. Thanks for joining us for our second hour. Coming up -

we'll meet the British man who has a new world record to his name. He's travelled almost 5,000km from Perth to Sydney. And he's done it all on his humble skateboard. What's his motivation? We'll chat to him shortly.

Check out the blisters. Then, she holds the Miss Universe crown

but Tara Conner seems to be faltering. She's been accused of inappropriate behaviour and excessive drinking, and risks losing her title.

When I see a drunk like that, it

reminds me of Denyer at last year's

Logies. I'm thinking she is drinking

to get rid of the pain from the

earrings. I want

earrings. I want to see the

earrings. I want to see the neck rings soon. The African women rings soon. The African women with large lobes as a result. Then, he's back by popular demand. Our Grant Denyer farewelled Sunrise weather on Friday. But thousands of you wanted to see our emotional tribute to him again. So your wish is our command.

Is it grant or Grant, now he Is it grant or Grant, now he is

moving to other things? A great

tribute, if you missed it Friday, it

is tremendous you must see it. But first, one man who's not going anywhere. It's Simon Reeve, with the latest news. Good morning again, Simon. Good morning. Three New Zealand firefighters are recovering in hospital after being injured while fighting a fire at Jamieson. Another six men were treated for minor injuries at Mansfield. The Country Fire Authority says the accident shows just how dangerous the job is.

Our firefighters are operating in

very volatile conditions and the

fires behaviour has has been erratic

as you have seen on TV over the last

15 or 16 days and the

15 or 16 days and the firefighters is very dangerous circumstances. Fires in Victoria's north-east and Gippsland area have now merged into a 570,000 hectare blaze. Police are still looking for a arsonist that started the Coopers Creek blaze on Thursday

with two teenage suspects cleared of any wrongdoing. Meanwhile in central NSW a large bushfire has jumped containment lines. Strong winds are fanning the 6,000 hectare blaze near Narrabri, with extreme conditions expected to last there until Wednesday. The Newell Highway will remain closed, with traffic diverted through Gunnedah. Another fire in the State's south, near Tumut, has been contained. More than 12,000 hectares of bushland and pine plantation were burnt, but no homes were destroyed. And firefighters in Tasmania are taking advantage of milder conditions, to strengthen containment lines in the State's south-east. 20,000 hectares of bush and about 60 buildings have been lost in the blaze so far. Police say the list of damaged property is expected to grow

as more remote buildings are registered with local authorities. Crews are also patrolling the fire at Kellevie,

with conditions forecast to worsen on Monday. A new Federal Government child care plan could see families given cash grants of up to $4,700 a year for every child under five. Fairfax newspapers say the scheme is aimed at families earning up to $40,000 a year to help ease childcare costs. The tax-free grants are designed to encourage people back into the workforce and more couples to have children. The report comes after Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd re-affirmed Labor's promise to allow families to claim childcare rebates faster. Police are still looking for a Sydney teenager missing for more than five days in the Blue Mountains. The 17-year-old was separated from two friends on Monday while trekking near Mount Solitary. He's well-equipped to survive with a tent, sleeping bag and plenty of food and water but police are worried bad weather could have taken its toll. Rescue crews and volunteers will continue the search today. Victorians are facing further water restrictions as Melbourne's dam levels reach new lows. From New Year's Day, stage three restrictions will be in place. That means no washing the car, no sprinklers or filling the pool. Even numbered houses can water their gardens on Saturday and Tuesday while odd-numbered houses are limited to Sunday and Wednesday. The dam level is nearly 20% lower then at this time last year. The Mayor of Tamworth has defended himself against claims of racism. Five Sudanese families have been rejected from living in the area because of community concerns, which included talk of Cronulla style riots. But the Mayor says he is against the resettlement program, not the Sudanese families. When we looked at the genuine concerns in relation to health, fairly significantly cultural differences, we went back to the department to see how they would be addressed and we felt there was a fairly significant shortfall

in some of those areas. Disgraced entrepreneur Alan Bond is reportedly about to make a second fortune from his business dealings. News Limited newspapers report

Bond is set to publicly list a South African-based diamond company as well as a Madagascar-based oil business, which last year raised more than $110 million in private equity. Bond served three years' jail from 1997 after pleading guilty to a $1.2 billion fraud. He was unable to repay personal debts of $500 million and declared bankruptcy in 1992. The Palestinian President has called for fresh elections in a direct challenge to the ruling Hamas party. President Mahmoud Abbas didn't name a date but said all efforts should be made to form a united government. Months of talks between Hamas and Abbas's Fatah party have broken down, leading to fears of an impending civil war. Hamas party officials have already rejected the call for an election, saying they would regard it as a coup. At least six people are dead following wild wind storms in north-western America. Homes were damaged, and 1.5 million buildings left without power in the storm, which is being called the worst in 10 years. Trees came down in the wind and boats were pulled from their moorings. 33 people are also being treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after taking their barbeques inside to cook. A state of emergency has been declared. There were plenty of special guests at last night's Carols in the Domain. Guy Sebastian, Human Nature and the Wiggles were there with the new Yellow Wiggle, Sam Moran. But it was the man in red who stole the show

Hello, everybody, merry Christmas. Merry Christmas, everybody! The glittering Domain could be seen from across Sydney as tens of thousands joined in their favourite carols and finished off with a spectacular fireworks display.

Always such a great fight. Only 8 more sleeps. Shoping more sleeps. Shoping to

more sleeps. Shoping to do this

week, Kylie, have you done yours? A little

little bit. I have started. Australia needs nine wickets in two days to reclaim the Ashes after some dominant batting yesterday.

Michael Clarke, Mike Hussey and Adam Gilchrist all hit centuries before Australia declared. Brett Lee then got an early breathrough before stumps.

Gilchrist was at his brutal best, hitting the second-fastest century in Test history. He slogged 24 off one Monty Panesar over alone. We had the momentum, so I really made the decision myself, I really wanted to attack him and then we sort of threw the question back to the rooms, and have a look at them tonight did we want to try

if we could press on, and well we read it as a yes, apparently it was a No. (Laughs) At one stage Gilly said, "Yep we're going for 'em.

So I thought, "Right, I'll have a bit of a dip here myself. But the way Gilly was hitting them, I was, like, get a single and let him go, because every ball he hit was in the middle of the bat. It was great to watch. England are still 538 runs behind with nine wickets in hand. In golf, Australian Geof Ogilvy is tied for the lead during the third round at the Target World Challenge in California. He's five-under for the day and equal with tournament host Tiger Woods. Ogilvy started the day two shots off the pace but quickly made up the difference on the front nine. His solid all-round game put him in the lead with four holes remaining in the round. Wallaby Lote Tuqiri says he will consider offers from any NRL team to switch back from Rugby Union. The dual international has received a formal offer from the ARU, rumoured to be $1 million a season. But Tuqiri says he doesn't want to leave any stone unturned who is interested in signing him. and will talk to any league club

He's spoken to five teams already and is also considering a move to the Queensland Reds. In the NBL last night Brad Newley scored a career high 46 points in Townsville's big win at home against Cairns. The 21-year-old had 30 points at half-time, taking the Taipans out of the game from the beginning. Also last night the 36ers kept their finals hopes alive

with a narrow win over the Slingers. And the South Dragons beat the Breakers by eight points. Queensland has ended the Central Coast's unbeaten run at home with a win in their match at Gosford. 19-year-old midfielder Dario Vidosic kicked two goals in the 3-2 win, which kept alive the Roar's finals hopes. Queenland is now just one point out of fourth position. And in overnight Premier League action -

Just back to the cricket, don't you

love the bungled C'mon! Ication

between the crease and the

dressinging rooms, very kaurn. We

talked about this being the second

fastest Test century, the stats are

Gilchrist got 100 off the balls,

Gilchrist got 100 off the balls, who

does hold the record, it is Viv

Richards for the fastest. It was set

in 85 86

in 85 86 in an Teaguea, against

England. Gilchrist missed by one

ball. I have never known what the

fastest Test century is, which is

remarkable, we think they know it.

He doesn't mind that Viv still

the record. Amazing, you have He doesn't mind that Viv still holds

the record. Amazing, you have the

statistics on the top of your head.

Yes, it all comes out like that.

Thanks Dave who rote in.

Well, talk about life-changing. Our next guest decided to pack in his job, leave his home country and skateboard 6,000km across Australia. Why? To raise money for charity and to break a world record. Dave Cornthwaite arrived in Sydney late yesterday and joins us from the Plaza. Good morning, Dave.

What inspired you to take on this challenge?

Thank you very much. What Inspired

you to take on the challenge? I was

Bored. Really? I started skate

boarding in phaefrpb 2005 and

decided it was the thing for me.

decided it was the thing for me. I wasn't too happy with my job so I

decided to go on a long journey and

do some good. That isen

do some good. That isen extreme thing to do, when I'm unhappy

thing to do, when I'm unhappy with my job I eat chocolate. How did

my job I eat chocolate. How did you come up with the task? I woke up

come up with the task? I woke up one morning and realised I was

25-year-olds and ununhappy. I

coupled nigh passion of traveling

with skate boarding. Please don't

say, there is mothers of 13-year-old

boys who love their skate boards who

don't want them heading out the door

yet. I started in Perth on 24 August

and since the then have skated

across the Nullarbor, over the Great

Ocean Road, into Sydney yesterday,

and at Olympic Park managed to break

the long distance skater record. It

must have been a great encouragement

to go on. But I know from my skate

boarding days, one leg does all the

work and one is lazy. Yes, my right

leg e enormous, it is my

leg e enormous, it is my party trick. How men a

trick. How men a kilometres would you have done by the time you finish? you have done by the time you

finish?? Just over 6,000 kilometres.

I expect to reach Brisbane on 24

January. I haven't quite finished

yet. But it has been yet. But it has been an

yet. But it has been an amazing journey. The challenges are clear

journey. The challenges are clear as they are enormous, but we know

they are enormous, but we know what it is like to have a role along the

promenade, but what sort of toll

promenade, but what sort of toll is it taking on your body? I am 27 and

feel like an old man. I woke

wish Didn't have to skate 70 feel like an old man. I woke up and wish Didn't have to skate 70 -l 70

kilometres a day. Despite the hills

and dodging snakes on

and dodging snakes on the Nullarbor, it is a great way to see

it is a great way to see the country. I know it is not for

everybody, but at 15 clour, you see

an awful lot. How did you get across

the Nullarbor, everybody said you

couldn't do is? It made me more

determined. I believe if you

determined. I believe if you put your mind to something and -j

your mind to something and -j and you really want it, it just takes

you really want it, it just takes a little bit of planning, a bit of

support, which I have had from

support, which I have had from my team, I really wanted to get over

here and I had flown over from the

UK in the first place and didn't

want to give up. It probably sounded

like a good idea at the time, you

are committed, how much money have

you raised. So far over $

you raised. So far over $35,000, and

I hope to raisz over $

I hope to raisz over $120,000 by the

time I get to Brisbane. It is Up to

the pub lb. They can get on to the

web site f they see a gite on a

skate board on the way to

skate board on the way to Brisbane, it is probably me. What do you

when it is all over am I don't it is probably me. What do you do when it is all over am I don't know,

probably write a book, have a sleep

and a cry and plan another journey.

Are you going to stay here or go

back to the UK. I love this place

and have been looking around for a

house. I will be back for more

travelling but watch this space.

From a man who has seen more of

Australia than the rest of us, it is

a good wrapch. You should try a

unicycle. I might get a driver's

licence. Good luck to you, have a

good Christmas. Still to come - a woman's work is never done. We'll look at the new survey that proves we've got too much on our plate.

I have had heard it all before. But after the break, what's going on with Miss Universe? Why the beauty queen may be stripped of her title, next.

There's nothing more important than our children's education, so after six months community consultation, the ACT Government has adopted a reform package that involves some tough decisions but also increased spending. Over the next four years, we've earmarked $90 million to improve our public schools - to upgrade teaching and learning environments, improve science labs, upgrade sports areas and more. Plus there's $54 million for a new school in Tuggeranong and another $20 million for information technology, including upgrading broadband links in every public school - an Australian first. It's more than an investment in our schools. It's an investment in our children and our future.

Still to come - If you try to be superwoman around the house the results of a new survey might interest you. The research has found 98% of us place ourselves at the bottom of our list of priorities. That's women? That might explain why, in the same survey, most women feel stressed and unappreciated. So is this the case?

I'm stuck in between two, I'm I'm stuck in between two, I'm in trouble. It's over to our Weekend All Stars, Glenn Wheeler from Radio 2UE, and Nicole Sheffield from Pacific Magazines, filling in for Rebecca Le Tourneau. Good morning to you both.

Nicole, a woman's work is never done, is it? But what needs to change?

I just think it's an intuitive

thing. Women always put the rest of

the Family First. We have so much

the Family First. We have so much on our plate. It has been from the

beginning of time. There is new

nothing in the survey. We always put

others first. Once you have

others first. Once you have champion as well, forget, the instinct, the

house comes first, the children come

first. But things have changed a

bit. Now days we do make time, we

try and make time for ourselves a

bital lit more and it is not as

looked upon as it use to be, say my

mother's generation where it was

considered selfish if you got your

nails done. If you got a baby sitter

you had to be doing an errand. But

what needs to change we need what needs to change we need more

hours in the day. It is a physical

thing. We have a lot to do. Someone

thing. We have a lot to do. Someone Has to take charge. That's the

reality and women can do that.

Glenn? Do you think that women have

themselves to blame? Do Glenn? Do you think that women have themselves to blame? Do we take on

too much No, I don't think so. You don't. What else do you

don't. What else do you think we should be doing. There are two

questions. Do women

questions. Do women take on too

questions. Do women take on too much

and do you have yourselves to blame?

No you don't have yourselves to

blame. It goes back to the days of

the cave, men went out, and children

cooked the fish we caught and

everything, that has e involved over

the years. Women everything, that has e involved over

the years. Women have taken on more,

all those years ago, they have a lot to do but now

to do but now they have more,

to do but now they have more,

because have busy families. I'm just

so glad you are here Nicole, because

women have so much on their

women have so much on their plate and they seem to get through it. I'm

constantly amazed, I constantly amazed, I mean, us blokeerize busy

blokeerize busy too. How am I going?

blokeerize busy too. How am I going? We are out there hunting for

mammoth. Women of Australia, stand

up and be counted. I love how you say it

say it has improved. It has improved

from 100 percent to 98. I think

generally, when my third child was

born, Evie, my mum came over and

looked after the older two and went

and got my nails done in one of the

salons in Westfield or something.

And you sit in

And you sit in a vibrating chair. I had

had a neighbour walk past and the

next day I saw her and she said, " next day I saw her and she said,

"didn't you just give birth." And I

said, "I had the baby with me."

she said, "

said, "I had the baby with me." And she said, "You made time for

yourself, good on you." And yourself, good on you." And I thought, "

thought, "Woe." Because I was

waiting for the big attack. She said was, "

was, "We didn't do enough back then,

and we did Valium.." One concern, a

survey flushed out a statistic that

was alarming, a lot of women would

prefer the man to do the vacuuming

than make love. Y It is a turn on. I

was so much happier with the nails

story. So much happier. We got

story. So much happier. We got to move on because I have got to get

out there today and hunt. We often

ask ourselves what is the world

coming to and it is the case

coming to and it is the case with the next story, the humal beach

shower has come under the spotlight

with authorities in Sydney forced to

move the outdoors facilities because

of perverts. It is part of

Australian beach life. I got

Australian beach life. I got to say at the start of this, I'm more

worried about what happens on the

inside showers blocks, to be honest.

SpooI have got to say, thiparticular

situation is in my back yard. I'm

only too particular with this at

conala. Beaches all over the

country, it is mad, if we are

country, it is mad, if we are going to take the approach to stop the

pererts to put up a screen, at

pererts to put up a screen, at the end of the day, prevention is better

than a cure. Women are looking gorgeous on gorgeous on beaches, there is something

something terribly wrong with this

story. I don't agree with it. You

would think blokes are beyond this.

Blokes are. It is weird, I

Blokes are. It is weird, I agree. I think they are babeyond it. It is

the minority that has wreck td for

everyone. It is the few perverts who

are making women feel uncomfortable.

This is a drastic measure. It is

really sad. As you said, there

really sad. As you said, there are

showers all around beaches all

showers all around beaches all around the country. It is what we do

here. The whole point of a beach

here. The whole point of a beach is

to wear a bikini and sun bake.

Perverts aren't allowed there.

Larry, your point is valid, showers

where you can't see, it is a much

bigger issue. Lastly, the latest

Miss Universe winner is facing her

face share of bad press. It is

claimed Tara Conner has a drinking

problem. There are calls for

problem. There are calls for her title to be stripped. What do you

think? Is it fair? Well, I mean, I

don't know, I'm really torn on

don't know, I'm really torn on t