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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. Rescued from the rubble - an earthquake in central Italy. one of the lucky ones who survived thousands are homeless. But 100 people are dead, This morning on Sunrise - still trapped in the ruins. the desperate search for those the loss of team-mate Shawn Mackay. Also, tears as the Brumbies mourn

All eyes on the Reserve Bank. Will it cut interest rates today? And will your bank pass it on? survived five mnths lost at sea. survived five months lost at sea. And how a canine castaway The remarkable story is coming up on the Tuesday edition of Sunrise.

# Reach up for the sunrise... # Kochie and Mel. VOICEOVER: Live from Brekky Central, Hello and thanks for joining us. Italy, getting late It's just gone 10pm in L'Aquila, if they don't want to sleep. but you could hardly blame locals As they slept last night, shook their ancient town. a deadly earthquake evacuated from their homes. About 50,000 people have been beneath collapsed buildings. Others are missing We have reporters in the quake zone throughout the morning. and we'll hear from them too. And you can help us report the story Many of you have relatives in Italy. if you've heard from them. Email or SMS us That story heads our news. Here's Nat. Good morning.

and 50,000 are homeless At least 100 people are dead in central Italy. after a major earthquake struck in the middle of the night The 6.3-magnitude quake north-east of Rome. to pull survivors from the rubble Rescuers are still trying in the renaissance city of L'Aquila, by the city's design. the task made more difficult

This is a general problem in Italy

because a great part of our

buildings. buildings are effectively old

of aftershocks There have been a number more deadly tremors could follow. and experts are warning are being offered grief counselling Devastated Brumbies players as they come to terms with the death Shawn Mackay. of young rugby union star

in a South African hospital The 26-year-old passed away from a cardiac arrest yesterday by an armoured car. a week after being hit

The bloke you would want in the

trenches with you, a bloke that you

would want by your side, a great

leader, a great mentor and a great

person struck down

person struck down far too young. to Canberra last night. His team-mates arrived home Many were inconsolable. An Australian soldier in southern Afghanistan badly wounded by a roadside bomb for further treatment. will be flown to Germany

to his lower limbs He suffered serious injuries in the explosion at the weekend.

the Special Operations Task Group Another digger serving with walked away with minor injuries. leaves for Washington today Foreign Minister Stephen Smith to request more Australian troops where he's expecting the US be sent to Afghanistan. Global warming is being blamed of a huge ice bridge in Antarctica. for the collapse the vast Wilkins Ice Shelf in place The bridge has held of recorded history. since the beginning are rarely so dramatic. Glaciologists say changes like this

We landed on it in January to plant

some instruments on it and I was

keenly aware that we shouldn't stay

and hang around for too long. Peter Garrett Federal Environment Minister is in Washington DC. This morning Hillary Clinton he'll join US Secretary of State world's Antarctic Treaty Countries. at the first joint session of the to decide on interest rates. The Reserve Bank Board meets today as to what the result will be. Economists are divided will force a rate cut, Some believe growing unemployment others say the RBA will hold fire in case the economic crisis worsens. and leave some room to move as it happens Seven News will have the decision at 2:30 Eastern this afternoon. finance news in a few minutes. And we'll have the day's Time for sport now with Beretts take the chill out of the air and the Raiders in the nation's capital? in the nation's capital Canberra has turned on quite a show of the season. to land their first win Their ball control and enthusiasm from the early stages. had the Cowboys baffled Sticking to the basics against the Cowboys. ensured the Raiders a peachy start COMMENTATOR: It's Nigel Plum. did malfunction, And when the Green Machine with a quick fix. troops were on standby picked up by Crocker. He's Bowen putting the ball down... The Raiders had all the moves, after just 15 minutes of play. racing to a 14-0 lead

looked a little fortuitous Travis Burn's second tackle kick feel his way across the line. but Campese's fumble saw Burns And Burns gets across the line. the Cowboys appeared hungry. All of a sudden who spins him like a cartwheel. Oh...Graham He wasn't the only one in a spin. couldn't believe his blunder Justin Carney to forgive and forget but the fans were quick as Joe Picker stormed home. sprung to life in the second half. Cowboy's speedstar Matty Bowen His team-mates followed suit, exploiting an unmarked wing. John Williams to halt the Raiders' charge But Steve Southern's attempt was deemed late and costly. Ben Farrer crossed Four minutes from full-time put the game beyond doubt but Campese

with a drop goal their first win of the season. to give the Raiders The Adelaide Crows say

will have to regain the trust suspended star Nathan Bock

and supporters. of the club, his colleagues indefinitely The defender's been suspended assaulting his girlfriend after allegedly on Saturday night. at an Adelaide pub to my girlfriend Carlie I want to apologise and to her family I've caused. for any embarrassment and hurt and complete community service. Bock will also undergo counselling Sydney co-captain Brett Kirk tonight. will be at the mercy of the tribunal with an umpire charge His reckless contact directly to the tribunal. has been referred is facing a 2-game ban Essendon's Adam McPhee for striking Freo's Scott Thorton. And there's no video evidence to support Daniel Motlop's striking charge. He faces a 1-match ban if found guilty.

It would be a big loss to Port

Adelaide and Daniel Motlop. Why

don't we rub the whole team out. No

video evidence. No one saw it. You

would be hard done by. Conspiracy.

Get out the violins. Everyone is out

to get Port Adelaide. As usual.

Let's go to Fifi. She is at Bells

Beach. The bell! There is the bell.

I am here for a big day in Torquay,

the world's longest-running

professional surf competition. The

Rip Pro kicks off today. We will

have Mick Fanning and Steph Gilmore.

It is all happening here but let's

look at. look at.Forecast. A few showers for the Queensland and northern New South Wales coasts. A wintry bite for the south-east with a few showers across Tasmania and coastal Victoria. Hot north-east winds over Western Australia which will mean 31 degrees in Perth. A shower or two for Brisbane. Chance of early showers in Sydney. Fine in Canberra. Rain easing for Melbourne. A few showers for Hobart. A partly cloudy day for Adelaide today.

look at.Forecast. Owe

I did hit the surf with Mick Fanning

yesterday afternoon. If I am up for

it, I might accidentally lose the

footage. You might get to see it

later this morning. You told us you

didn't have any bathers. You found

some? Yes, I bought some. I couldn't

do that to the surfers. It doesn't

look beach weather. It is certainly

not. The day is still young. See you soon.

Coming up - what will it take to stop footy violence? We'll ask AFL legend Nathan Buckley. But straight ahead - the search for survivors in Italy's earthquake. And stocks retreat on Wall Street. Kochie's finance report is next on Sunrise. In finance news:

The share market is opening on a

high. More confidence in the market

means more money is taken out of

gold and mining stocks fall. Telstra

has been on a bit of a run. The

broadband network decision is due

out today. That is affecting Telstra's share prices.

It is the first Tuesday of the

month. That means Reserve Bank Board

meeting in Brisbane. Are interest rates about to drop even lower? Economists are divided on what it will do.

Let's ask CommSec economist Craig James for his prediction. Craig, there have been five rate cuts in the past six months. Will they go down again today?

We believe the Reserve Bank is going

to cut interest rates. We don't hold

this view with great certainty. It

is a coin toss. The Reserve Bank

could take the strategy to say " could take the strategy to say

"Let's keep a rate drop up our sleeve.

"Let's keep a rate drop up our sleeve."

"Let's keep a rate drop up our sleeve." Put a maximum stimulus in sleeve." Put a maximum stimulus in

the economy and make certain our the economy and make certain our

economy avoids a very sharp downturn.

What will your bosses do? Will they

cut the full cut? Gail Kelly said

their costs are still high? They

will do everything to pass it on.

More will want to borrow money.

Banks will be doing everything in

their power. On the other side of

the equation they got to listen to

shareholders. Australia is among the

strongest banks the world. We don't

want to reduce that. Good answer,

good career decision. Tell us about

the jobs market. We got unemployment

out later in the week. Job ads are

plunging? Yes, they are down around

45% compared to a year ago. Back in

2007-2008 they were up. Businesses

are a bit cautious about hiring. Got

to remember when we got job

advertisements that employers

advertise in a number of places. If

they cut job ads it could be not

just the one job ad that they could

be counting a number so there could

be double counting. In an

environment like this, why would an

employer need to advertise for

staff? For businesses, it cuts 89

rerecruitment costs down - it cuts

the recruitment costs down

substantially. We will talk to later. Now to the earthquake in Italy. 100 people are dead and tens of thousands of people are homeless. The quake struck the heart of Italy in the middle of the night. The country's president Silvio Berlusconi has declared a state of emergency. Here's Dawna Freesen.

Because it struck in the middle of

the night because people were

sleeping and some of the villages

have yet to be reached and that is

have yet to be reached and that is where the quake's epicentre was where the quake's epicentre was

officials fear the death toll will

rise. It is possible whole villages

may have been destroyed. In ak la 68

house have been reduced to rubble.

There are massive craters that

swallowed up cars. Teams from Italy

have arrived with sniffer dogs and

heavy equipment for lifting. There

has been some success but they are

still finding bodies. Searching

buildings are dangerous. Including

the hospital with only two rooms

functioning so field hospitals have

been set up outdoors. The focus is

finding survivors and shelters for

the estimated 50,000 people who are homeless. Dawna Freesen reporting. We'll have another report from the earthquake zone after 7:00. Straight ahead, though - health officials say no to a controversial anti-smoking ad. Did it cross the line? Your chance to pass judgement is coming up on Sunrise. Days. We're running out of one. You're running out of the other. Talk to your authorised Mercedes-Benz dealer while there's still both left. Tomorrow on Sunrise, Ben Harper performs live. Have a listen to his latest song. Plus, beam up to the brand-new 'Star Trek' movie. And the best ways to treat back pain. That's Wednesday on Sunrise. What's making the papers, Nat? The earthquake in central Italy dominates the front pages. The quake killed dozens and left thousands homeless. The 'Sydney Morning Herald' says a "Terrifying bloody dawn" shattered L'Aquila. Others are missing beneath collapsed buildings. We'll have a report from the scene after 7:00. The 'Daily Telegraph' says New South Wales won't show a controversial anti-smoking TV commercial. The ad was launched by Quit Victoria last year but it's making headlines now in the United States. The New York City Health Department used the commercial and it sparked outrage. If you haven't seen it, take a look. TV ADVERTISEMENT: If this is how your child feels after losing you for a minute, just imagine if they lost you for life. The child actor was four years old. Does the commercial cross the lines by filming him crying?

A lot of smokers say seeing all

sorts of horrid things don't make

them stop smoking. My husband edited

that commercial. It has been running

in Victoria. How they got the child

to do that, his mum was on the set

with him and said "

with him and said "You stand on this

spot and I will come back in 10

minutes and don't move from that spot. minutes and don't move from that

spot." They had five cameras. They

had all the extras around saying

don't look at the child. At the

8-minute mark nothing happened and

he just did what he was told. The

crew said we are not going to get

anything out of this. 8 minutes he

moved and moving back and then

realised what he was told. Then he

broke down and started crying. They

filmed it for 30 seconds or 40

seconds. At the 10-minute mark his mum said "

mum said "You did what you were told. mum said "You did what you were

told." His mum used it as a lesson,

if you always do what are you told,

mummy will always come back. What do

you guys think? Do you think it

should be run in New South Wales?

What is your response? It is power

followful. It is incredibly

powerful. As a parent I get

absolutely distressed and chills. I

don't know. I am not a smoker. If

that stops a parent smoking around

their child or smoking full stop,

then is it a good thing? I think it

is definitely distressing. Did it

cross the line? It leaves you

knotted up in the tummy. Up to now

all the smoking advertising says

what it does to you but now it says

think about what it does to your

family. I spoke to smokers and all

that squeezing out the lungs and all

that t it doesn't affect you. Let us

know if it crossed the line. Email

us to the soapbox. There's a survival story that sounds like a movie script and it involves a dog lost at sea for five months. Her owner will tell us her remarkable tale next hour. Straight ahead, though - this morning's news. And Fifi with the weather from Bells Beach when Sunrise continues. Good morning. News time now on Sunrise. Frantic efforts are under way to free survivors trapped after an earthquake north-east of Rome. The 6.3-magnitude quake razed buildings, killing at least 100 people and leaving tens of thousands homeless. The worst-hit area was L'Aquila, a medieval city, 100km north-east of the Italian capital. This man was pulled from the rubble by rescuers. European countries have been quick to offer support as Italian authorities brace for more possible tremors. An Australian soldier will be evacuated to Germany after being badly injured by a roadside bomb

in southern Afghanistan. The explosion happened over the weekend. Another digger escaped with minor injuries. It's prompted another warning from the Government - Australia should brace itself for more casualties in the war-torn country. When casualties occur, of course it's terrible for the families,

it's terrible for the nation and the Prime Minister and I have made that point before. We've also made the point that Afghanistan continues to be very difficult and very dangerous. Mr Smith leaves for Washington today where he's expecting the US to ask Australia to send more troops to Afghanistan. Bikie gang boss Mick Hawi will apply for bail in a Sydney court this morning. The Comanchero chief surrendered to police yesterday over last month's deadly Sydney Airport brawl. He's the sixth man charged with affray.

All I can say he is very concerned

with the hysteria that surrounded

with the hysteria that surrounded this episode. All six men charged over the brawl are Comancheros. Leading economist Craig James predicts the Reserve Bank will cut interest rates when it meets today. Some believe growing unemployment will force a rate cut. Others say the RBA will hold off in case the economic crisis worsens. Our view is they should be playing the end game out now, cut rates by 50 basis points, put a maximum stimulus in the economy and make certain our economy avoids a very sharp downturn. There are calls for the big banks to do everything in their power to pass on any rate cut in full. In finance news:

It hasn't closed. It closed early

because of daylight saving. Thank you.

Let's get the latest sport from Beretts. Raiders skipper Alan Tongue says his side needs to build on last night's 23-18 win over the Cowboys in Canberra. The home side got off to a flyer against North Queensland and found themselves 14 points up after just 15 minutes of play. The boys managed to hold off a second-half revival, clinching the game by 5 points.

Winning becomes a habit and we need

to make it a habit for us. The Raiders have two injury concerns. Trevor Thurling as an ankle problem, while Nigel Plum has pulled up with rib cartilage damage. AFL premiers Hawthorn say they're not concerned about failing to bring up a win after two rounds. The Hawks entered the season with a lengthy injury list and have fallen victim to Geelong and the Swans. They face North Melbourne on Sunday and could have a few names back on deck, including Stuart Dew. Meantime, Sydney could be without co-captain Brett Kirk for some time. The Match Review Panel has referred his reckless charge straight to the tribunal. V8 drivers Steven Richards and Mark Winterbottom will be on standby in Townsville later today to inspect the Reid Park circuit. 130,000 spectators are expected to witness the Townsville 400 scheduled for July. And engineers will meet with the authorities shortly to map out structural work for Sydney's V8 street race. The December event has been given the official go ahead with tickets going on sale in four weeks.

Big change to the V8s. We had

qualifying on Saturday and now there

will be separate qualifying on

Sunday. For the grid positions on

Sunday. Two races and two qualifying

session. Did that do that before?

No, a lot of teams didn't think it

was a right way to go so they sat

down and talked about it and made

the change. That is good that they

changed to make the teams happy. If

you don't like it, change it! Fifi

is at one of the most iconic

beaches. Isn't it gorgeous? Here at

Bells and the rip pro starts today.

I am learning a lot today and you

will see what I learnt yesterday in

a few moments but let's look at

today's forecast. A shower or two for Brisbane and 26 degrees. A break from the rain tomorrow before it returns on Thursday. Chance of early showers in Sydney and a top of 21 today. Dry and cool for the next couple of days. A few showers easing from Melbourne and 19 degrees. Some showers tomorrow. Fine on Thursday. A partly cloudy 21 for Adelaide today. Sunshine and warm days ahead. Dry and 31 in Perth. Even warmer tomorrow with the sunshine sticking around right into the weekend. Fine and 21 in Canberra. A few showers and 17 degrees for Hobart. Dry and cool tomorrow and Thursday. An afternoon storm for Darwin.

As I have been saying all day, guys,

I was hanging ten yesterday. I was

totally gnarly and hitting the surf

with my mate Mick Fanning. I have to

say it took a lot to get many the

wet suit. It was very cold. I may

wet suit. It was very cold. I may

have given myself pneumonia. Mick a

world champion - You got up! I got

up - I can't believe it. I did

actually get up. Is it one of those

things that once you get up that you

are determined to keep trying and

master it? Totally. I couldn't get

out of the water. I said to Mick,

let's just do this. In 20 minutes in

and out. But it was about an hour. I

bt didn't want to get out. I will

try it again. Maybe I will be here

next year for the Rip Curl Pro.

Beretts says it is all in the snap,

straight up. Really! Did Mick fail

to mention that? That may be just

me. That may not be what Mick uses.

Fif, good on you for even giving it

a go. You got style. Thank you. I'm

hip with it! See you, Fifi. We will

check in with you in half an hour.

Ahead on the show - if you want your kids to have a mobile phone, which one should you choose? And we'll take a look at Robert Downey Jr's new movie that's based on a real-life story. But straight ahead, why Shane Webcke quit his job with the Broncos. I've simply got something very, very wrong

and now I'm living with the consequences. We're talking sport next on Sunrise. VOICEOVER: Every cup of coffee sold at McDonald's and McCafe is made with 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee beans. The Rainforest Alliance makes sure the beans are grown in a more sustainable way and conditions are better for workers and their families. It's helping to ensure a future for the rainforest, for coffee farmers and for the children. And the coffee is better. So everyone wins. When we need a car, we call Thrifty - Australia's best-valued car and truck rental. All the results are in for the weekend footy tipping. What a round for the boys in the rugby league!

Beretts, after the Raiders' win last night,

you picked five out of the eight. So let's check the leaderboard. Now a 10-point lead over the girls. What's the real story behind Shane Webcke's resignation as Broncos' assistant coach? His decision to quit follows the controversy surrounding his new book. Here he is speaking exclusively to Seven sport reporter Pat Welsh. It's not something I wanted to do but who have I got to blame? I've brought all this on myself.

In no way could you say the Broncos have done anything wrong. I've simply got something very, very wrong and now I'm living with the consequences. Those players paid their price, and I dredged it all up, all of that was put to bed unknowingly, whatever, inadvertently, but I did bring it all back up on the team and I did put undue stress about preparation, when we should be worrying months ago. not something that happened Sunrise sport reporter Jim Wilson. Joining us now is Good morning.

the right decision? Do you think Shane's made

Were the Broncos angry at him? He

put the comments out there and moved

on. I think we should all move on. I

think initially Shane made an error

of judgment in not printing the book

and then printing the book. He is a

person of the highest calibre. I

have known Shane for a number of

years and anyone at the club would

say he has been the heart and soul

of that club, including Wayne

Bennett and the greats of that club.

Maybe he decided with those three

players Thaiday and Karmichael Hunt

and so forth, we should move on. He

has copped it on the chin. He has

taken responsibility for his

field. actions. Let's get back on the

for the Raiders last night. It was fourth time lucky Why do you think North Queensland was so slow to get going?

Three tries the opening four

minutes. The

minutes. The Green Machine was slick

and the Cowboys went missing. Bowen

was quiet all night. Thurston made

some uncharacteristic mistakes. All

in all, a great performance by the

Canberra Raiders. I think they

should have won by more than those

points. They are against the Titans

and the Titans very impressive

against the Melbourne Storm at the

weekend. On to the saddest news of

the year - the death of

Shawn Mackay. It puts it all in the year - the death of Brumbies

perspective. Everything we talked

about in this sports chat is

insignificant. You feel for his

family and friends. Poor Brumbies

coach had to inform him that Shawn

Mackay lost his week-long battle

after being hit by a car in the

early hours of the morning last

week. An outstanding young man. A

tragic, tragic loss. As I said, to

his family and friends and Trish,

all our condolences. Yes, a tragic incident. are escalating. The AFL's violence problems on the weekend, And following an incident suspended Nathan Bock indefinitely. the Adelaide Crows have now charged with property damage The star defender has been and assaulting his girlfriend.

They got me and broke me nose and

did me eyes and a couple guys that

hadn't been caught kicked me in the

ribs and ribs and stuff. It's not the only problem for the AFL.

Why are we seeing so many ugly incidents? Nathan Buckley joins us now. Former Collingwood captain Bucks, there's Nathan Bock, plus Collingwood's Ryan Cook over an alleged assault, has also been charged and three Collingwood fans father of Melbourne's Nathan Jones. are accused of attacking the What's going on here?

Kochie, where do you start? It is no

good to have off-field incidents

make the the headlines but it shows

we live in society, we are a very

human race and people make mistakes.

Nathan Bock was one out of the box.

They acted very swiftly. Nathan

Jones's father, Brad was bashed

outside of the MCG after the game on

Saturday. That is not good enough.

We cannot have crowd violence in any

sport and it is not accepted. I am

glad that they shut it down and not

accepted in their ranks and

something to be addressed. On the

Nathan Jones case, when the family

of a player are targeted at a match,

is it a common thing that we don't

hear about? Has you

hear about? Has you or your family

been the target of anything like

that? Not personally. I haven't

heard anything from my family or my

wife. I think obviously when you

leave the game the emotions can be

high. Every person has a

responsibility to how they act in

public. You are representing more

than just yourself. You are

representing the football community,

you are representing the club that

you support. In this instance it has

become an issue because of who it

was. It was a player's father. It

has become an issue. It doesn't mean

it wasn't an issue in the past.

Something as unfortunate as it is

bring it's into the focus and do bring it's into the focus and doing

something about it. Has the club

been tough enough on Nathan Bock,

doing community service at a women's

shelter? We don't know the details

of what happened, what type of

assault it was. Naidge ab will be

feeling it and so will his

girlfriend and they will have to

sort it out in private. Adelaide has

reacted swiftly and in the club's

interest and Nathan's interest and

he will revisit the privilege of

representing his club. Thank you. Ahead this morning - that are best for kids to use. the mobile phones the Government stimulus package. And we answer your questions about Farrah Fawcett is still in hospital. Next up, though - on Sunrise. We check on her condition sold at McDonald's and McCafe VOICEOVER: Every cup of coffee Alliance Certified coffee beans. is made with 100% Rainforest The Rainforest Alliance makes sure a more sustainable way a more sustainable way

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celebrity news and more. for all the latest Nelson Aspen is in New York. Good morning. about Farrah Fawcett. We spoke yesterday She's still in hospital. on her condition? Has there been any update

Yes, as a matter of fact, a short

time ago her friend who is producing

a documentary about her on-going

struggle against cancer acted as her

spokesperson to downplay her

condition, that she was lying

unconscious and that her family

gathered around her to say their

final goodbye. The TV icon and

terrific lady broke down the reports

saying no. The bad news is that her

rare form of anal cancer has me tas

sized to her liver and she was in

hospital for a minor complication

for a routine procedure. She would

be going home soon and feeling good

and her sense of humour is intact.

She need his her sense of humour

because her son Redmond is on bail

for allegedly trying to sneak drug

naoz a prison. Fingers crossed that

she gets hole soon. Thank you for

the update. We will check in with

you later on. Time for the Thought you later on. Time for

of the Day. Gail sent this one in. of the Day. Gail sent this one in. "

"If you have trouble getting your

children's attention, just sit down

and look comfortable.

and look comfortable." Or pick up

the phone. Good on you, Gail. It is

good when you have regular

suggestions. Joke of the Day comes

from Sue. What do you call a sheep

with a black belt in karate? Lamb

chop. I am glad Kochie's joke was

appreciated by the North Sydney

Laughter Club. They are here to

boost our mood. We will bring you

six mood boosters later this

morning. What a lovely bunch of

people. I wish had them in every

day. Can they hear us out there? I

thought it was a very funny joke.

every day. Nick will be taking that to school

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Will it cut interest rates today? And will your bank pass it on? And how a canine castaway survived five months lost at sea. The remarkable story is coming up as this Tuesday edition of Sunrise continues. # Reach up for the sunrise... # VOICEOVER: Now back to Sunrise, live across Australia. If you've just tuned in, the earthquake in Italy dominates our program this morning. Shortly, we'll bring you a report from the devastated town of L'Aquila. But right now, Nat has the latest from the newsroom. Good morning. The search for survivors after Italy's deadly earthquake has entered its second night. The 6.3-magnitude quake struck the medieval town of L'Aquila, north-east of Rome. Emergency workers are searching frantically through the rubble either by hand or machine

as the death toll approaches 150. Those who made it out alive have spoken of the moment the quake hit. It was terrible, it was terrible. Everything was shaking, everything was falling down. With more than 50,000 people left homeless by the quake, authorities have set up tent camps and are providing essential services. Rugby union officials are offering counselling to Brumbies players devastated by the death of team-mate Shawn Mackay. The 26-year-old died a week after being hit by an armoured car in South Africa.

As a shattered team arrives home in Canberra, many of the players are overcome with emotion.

They'd just flown in from South Africa. En-route, they'd learnt the devastating news that their team-mate Shawn Mackay was dead. Earlier, at Sydney Airport, their coach spoke of the team's pain. It's fair to say we're all in shock. very, very hard. Shawn Mackay had been showing signs of improvement after being hit by an armoured car in Durban last week. But over the weekend, things quickly took a turn for the worst. Terrible injuries.

Ah, unfortunately he didn't recover from those injuries.

The accident happened during a night out after the 26-year-old had just played his first game for the Brumbies. He'd regained consciousness and was having surgery when he contracted a blood infection, which triggered a heart attack. The doctors were unable to identify the source of the infection that then led to a rapid deterioration. Mackay played for Sydney team Randwick in local rugby, coached the women's sevens and become a respected member of the Brumbies. He was warm, funny, he was an enthusiastic player and earned the respect of everyone at the Brumbies. Support for Federal Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull has reached an all-time low. The latest Newspoll shows Malcolm Turnbull as prime minister. Kevin Rudd's popularity has soared to 67% despite his angry midair outburst at a female RAAF flight attendant. Mr Turnbull's rating in the preferred prime minister stakes is reminiscent of his predecessor, Brendan Nelson at the same time in his reign. The US has called for greater protection of the Earth's polar regions after a huge crack appeared in an Antarctic ice shelf. An ice bridge linking the Wilkins shelf to land shattered at the weekend. At the first-ever joint session

of the Antarctic treaty countries and the Arctic council, the US outlined plans to protect the Arctic as well.

The changes under way in the Arctic will have long-term impacts on our economic future, our energy future, and, indeed, again, the future of our planet. Mrs Clinton has also proposed limiting tourism and increasing environmental research at the poles. In finance news: Let's check sport now with Beretts. Manly's Brett Stewart will be named today

to make his return to the NRL. But he's not expected to spend much time training. He's due to face court on a sexual assault charge. Officials maintain he's mentally and physically ready to return to take on the Wests Tigers on Sunday. Last night, the Canberra Raiders proved they're up to their next challenge with an impressive display against North Queensland. COMMENTATOR: They do get more points. The 'Green Machine' held off a late Cowboys push to win 23-18.

Suspended Adelaide defender Nathan Bock says he'll seek professional help to address his wild behaviour on the drink. He's been stood down indefinitely after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend at a pub on Saturday night. It is out of character for me and I accept the fact that I will need to do some work in areas of managing my behaviour while drinking to ensure that a situation like this won't occur again. Meantime, the AFL says those responsible for bashing the father of Melbourne's Nathan Jones will face lengthy bans from games. Brad Jones was left with a broken nose and swelling to the face after the Demons' loss to Collingwood at the MCG on Saturday. Three Collingwood supporters have been charged with affray. Retired basketball superstar Michael Jordan

will finally get the recognition most fans believe he deserves. The 5-times NBA Most Valuable Player will be inducted into the Hall of Fame

in Massachusetts later this year. for Golf's 73rd Masters The world's best are gearing up for golf's 73rd Masters in windy conditions at Augusta. A field of 96 players will test themselves on the epic course.

It will be the last time Gary Player

takes part in the Masters. It's his 52nd Augusta National start.

Geoff og ill vi our best chance at the Masters.

Fifi is at Bells Beach this morning

I am. It is absolutely stunning. The

professionals out there.

professionals out there. The Rip Curl Pro kicks off today. More on

that across the morning but let's

look at today's forecast. A few showers for the Queensland and northern New South Wales coasts. A wintry bite for the south-east with a few showers across Tasmania

and coastal Victoria. Hot north-east winds over Western Australia, which will mean 31 degrees in Perth. A shower or two for Brisbane. Chance of early showers in Sydney. Fine in Canberra. Rain easing for Melbourne. A few showers for Hobart. A partly cloudy day for Adelaide today. look at today's forecast. A More in half an hour. The death toll from that powerful earthquake in central Italy is approaching 150. The 6.3-magnitude tremors hit L'Aquila. It's a 13th-century mountain city about 100km north-east of Rome. Houses and churches have collapsed

and it's feared more victims are trapped under the rubble. It's the country's most deadly quake in 30 years. ITN reporter Robert Moore has just filed this report from L'Aquila.

Tonight in several locations scattered around the hills, increasingly desperate

increasingly desperate efforts

continue to find those still trapped

in the rubble. When you expect hope

has vanished, then suddenly

expectation and then exhilaration

sweeps across the rescue zone. This

was Mateo a young man pulled from

the rubble, injured but tonight

alive. It is now 8:30 in the evening

here and that latest rescue keeps

hope alive. Furthermore t it is

hoped there are more survivors here.

The question is can they be reached

in time. It

in time. It has shaken this town to

its core. These are the moments to

its core. These are the moments to treasure. This was another man

pulled from the rubble by his

rescuers. His relief, his reaction

to the realisation that he somehow

cheated death was overwhelming. For

cheated death was overwhelming. For the exhausting crews who worked so

long, it was all the encouragement

they needed. But as the death toll

they needed. But as the death toll

climbs higher, the sound in this

town is of grief and distress. The

earthquake struck in the darkest

hour of the night. Dozens of people

have been saved, thanks to an epic

rescue effort that began in minutes.

So delicate was the task that heavy

machinery was pushed aside and

people used their bare hands.

L'Aquila faced tremors and

earthquakes over the centuries but

how can a family truly prepare for a

moment like this? 15,000 buildings

are damaged, including the city's

hospital. It forced paramedics and

staff to work outside, to improvise

emergency care as best they could.

All around them the signs of forces

at work when an earthquake strikes.

Not only the best view from the air

but this gaping hole in the front.

Swallowing one car and one on the

edge. Locals spoke of a terrible

noise - a 30-second tremor and then

a terrifying race for their lives.

My building crashed and saw - I

bless God because I am with my

family. Tonight, thousands of people

are sleeping in shelters or in the

are sleeping in shelters or in the open. When will it be safe to go

home? This 30-second tremor

shattered this town and for its

people their sense of security. Robert Moore reporting from Italy. Now, here's Kochie. Are interest rates about to drop even lower?

The Reserve Bank Board meets this morning but economists are divided on whether we're in for another cut. For more, we're joined by Michael Pascoe from the Eureka Report. In the past six months, we've seen five rate cuts. Do you think they'll go down again today and by how much?

We should get another one.

Economists are divided. I never seen

the market commentary so evenly

divided between yes and no. Last

time they said it was a close-rub

thing and they will wait

thing and they will wait to see how

things are going and it has gotten

worse. The last meeting, we didn't

have a recession at that stage. If

they are logical they have to cut

and it has to be 0.5% and it has to be 0.5%. Less

and it has to be 0.5%. Less than and it has to be 0.5%. Less than

0.5%, I don't know that we will feel

it. The Sydney 'Morning Herald's

it. The Sydney 'Morning Herald' has

done some kal laigss - some

calculations on a $

calculations on a $300,000 mortgage

and it will be something like $ and it will be something like

$18,000. We will have more in our

pockets. That is why Australia will

have a mild recession. While that is

good news and the stimulus is ahead

of the game and working, world trade

has been falling sharply. The US and

Europe are not getting better any

time soon. There are green shaots

but only in China. It is good for

the Reserve Bank to keep the

the Reserve Bank to keep the stimulus coming so we don't get into

serious trouble. If the Reserve Bank

serious trouble. If the Reserve Bank

does the right thing and cuts rates

this afternoon by 0.5%

this afternoon by 0.5%, will the

this afternoon by 0.5%, will the

banks do the right thing and pass it

on? That is a tricky thing. You had

Gail Kelly on saying it may not be

passed on. Maybe only half of it.

The other half of bank funding, half

is here and the other half is

overseas. The other half overseas

hasn't come down. They got a point?

Yes, Wayne Swan acknowledged that.

He said he wants the banks to pass it on " it on "When they can.

it on "When they can." He has been

saying that for six months. If

saying that for six months. If the Reserve Bank doesn't cut rates, what

does that tell us? That would be a

bad sign, personally. The only

reason they wouldn't is because they

are worried that things will get

much, much worse and wantam ewe nigs

for later. If you look at the

for later. If you look at the numbers, the Reserve Bank doesn't

want to go below 1%

want to go below 1%. They have two

50 points left. They only got three

moves left before they hit that 2%

level. Do they go with the 50 or

keep it in reserve? I think they

should go now so they don't need it in

in reserve. Michael, thanks for

joining us this morning. These days a mobile phone seems more like a necessity than a luxury.

Back in 1996, only one in four Aussie adults owned or paid for a mobile. By last year that number jumped to around 8 in 10. But what about the number of young kids with mobiles? A survey by the Commission for Children and Young People found up to 80% of kids aged between 11 and 15 also have their own phone.

And more children as young as nine are also getting hooked up. What's the best phone deal for kids? Let's ask Christopher Zinn from Choice. Good morning.

We won't go into the debate if you

We won't go into the debate if you get your child a mobile. But

get your child a mobile. But if if

you do, tell us what parents should

look for. Perhaps it is good to use

these mobile phones to educate kids

about money. You might have a

hand-me-down phone with a pre-paid

hand-me-down phone with a pre-paid

deal. Let the child manage it out of

their allowance. If they blow it all

early in the month, then reout

early in the month, then reout of

it. In doing that you can pay more

for the calls. So you might have a

capped plan, which is post-paid capped plan, which is post-paid

which is a paper bill but that is

depending on how responsible you

think they are.

depending on how responsible you think they are. Free texts, they

love texting so you want to do a lot

of that. Close monitoring, kids are used

used to using the internet which is

all for free and instant

all for free and instant communications so they got to be

reminded that phones costs and there reminded that phones costs and there

is a cost for mobility. Security, is a cost for mobility. Security,

one of the things we are concerned about one of the things we are concerned about

one of the things we are concerned about You want a carrier that blocks

access to wallpaper and ringtones. My

My kid got one that was a quiz and

My kid got one that was a quiz and

he was answering five questions and

it was $

it was $5 a question. That would be

the thing to look out for. Are there

any child-specific phones out there?

There are a few that are designed

for kids. There is an icon for mum

for kids. There is an icon for mum and dad. There is the iKids and you

can also with mobile phones with the

consent of the owner, track their

use. You are not necessarily phoning

but through triangulation and

various services find where that

phone is. These are marketed for

security for parents but for kids it

security for parents but for kids it is for sense of organisation in

enhancing their relationships. It is

just that issue as a family when you

are going to start. And who pays the

bill? And who pays the bill and the

issue of safety. While there is no

issue of safety. While there is no great connection people are

concerned about the use.

concerned about the use. IKids has

quad rippled. Use the speaker and

texting instead of having it close

to your head. Some tips there. Thank

you very much, Christopher Zinn, for

your time. You made your kids pay

the bill snz I can't believe how big

a part your phone bill is. I keep

saying to your kids you are spending

saying to your kids you are spending the equivalent of two movie tickets

on your phone bill. They are quite

happy with it. It is a status symbol

for them. It sounds like a story from a Hollywood movie. Five months ago

cattle dog Sophie Tucker fell overboard in choppy conditions off the Central Queensland coast. Her owners thought they'd lost her forever. But now she's turned up - alive!

Sophie swam 9km to a nearby island and survived for all this time in the wild. Sophie has just been reunited with her family and owner Jan Griffith joins us now. Good morning.

Jan, what an amazing story.

It makes Lassie look like a wimp.

How on earth did you find out that

Sophie was still alive?

Sophie was still alive? It was just

a series of coincidences and it

happened at the right time. There

are caretakers on the island and a

girlfriend of mine had lunch with

you one of them and he told them

this amazing story about a cattle

dog showing up and at first it

looked really poor and then it started

started to look good and there was

evidence that it was killing baby

goats and it was surviving by eating

goat. She told us that we had to

immediately start, you know, ring

the bushings and ring the department

of marines - the parks and wildlife.

Those guys were absolutely

fantastic. They ended up trapping

fantastic. They ended up trapping Sophie and bringing her back to the

mainland and they rang us and said "

mainland and they rang us and said

"Come down to the boat and see if

the dog is yours.

the dog is yours." So down we went

and she was only a little

dishevelled. She had a thick coat

which she never had before because

she lives the life of Riley. She

lifted her head and we called her

name and she banged the cage and she

was all over us like a rash. She is

back to being Sophie and back home

and loving it. Is she still the

same? Is she sort of - is she

affected by it or normal Sophie? She

is normal Sophie. I mean, it was

just unbelievable. I put my joggers

on to go for a walk and I went down

stairs and she was sitting beside

her lead ready to go. So she hasn't

turned into a Rambo personality

after killing goats and surviving?

Far from it. She is beautifully

natured and a wonderful dog.

Fantastic. What an amazing story. 9

kilometres and she was on this

island for five months. Yes, she

crossed islands. She must have comed

in with the current and

in with the current and landed on

Caswick and she rebuffed all

advances. When someone approached her

her and she swam the channels and it

is another feat because it is

treacherous. When she was on the

island, people started to get her

off the island. When you hear from

Hollywood, keep us up to date. I

think we have just seen

think we have just seen the new

Lassie. Thank you for your time and

give her a big hug for us. What an

amazing story. If you can beat that,

let us know. If you got an animal

Rambo, any sort of Rambo, a survival

story like that, we want to hear it We're used to hearing about footy players getting into fights. But now more fans are going feral.

Later this hour, how do we stop the violence? Plus later, is laughter the best way to lift your spirits? We'll bring you the top six instant mood boosters! And lift off on another Disney animated movie. P

Did that dog just say hi there? Yes,

I just met you and I love you. Take a look at 'Up' at 7:50 on Sunrise.

Hello. It could be a double win for local taxpayers and homeowners. The Reserve Bank meets to decide whether to drop interest rates. The ACT business Chamber's Chris Peters tips a quarter to half a percent cut. But says they may decide to hold off .. because of

the Rudd government's cash payments which start to roll out tonight. The Brumbies have been offered counselling .. after the shock death of teammate .. Shawn Mackay in a Durban hospital yesterday. The 26- year-old was hit by a car last week. It's hoped our boys can recover in time for their clash with the Stormers this weekend. A new ACTION bus run from the Woden interchange to the ACT's new prison will start from today.

In soccer.. The capital football season kicks-off in Deakin tonight. And Western Bulldogs stars will visit Canberra schools .. to talk about life in AFL and to encourage ACT teachers to run footy programs. More at 11.

Sunrise brought to you by Jetstar, the world's best low-cost airline - now flying to more than 25 holiday destinations at home and overseas. Visit jetstar.com now.

New South Wales won't show a controversial anti-smoking TV commercial. The ad was launched by Quit Victoria last year but it's making headlines now in the United States.

The New York City health department used the commercial and sparked outrage. This is it. TV ADVERTISEMENT: If this is how your child feels after losing you for a minute, just imagine if they lost you for life.

Pretty powerful. A lot of people

having their say. As a mother and a

nurse, I have seen young children

left without a parent. I have seen

the cruelest deaths from smoking.

Allow the advert. My partner has

been smoking ever since he was 15.

It was that commercial that got him

to race to the phone and try

everything even hypnotherapy to

quit. His 2-year-old son is his main

priority to change. I have that

commercial to thank. I believe it

has the power to change. I am 14.

Both my parents smoke and we were

watching that ad and that ad got to

her. Nothing else has worked but I

think that ad might do it. Lily says

we know two mothers of young

children who have given up. I

children who have given up. I got this one from Queensland saying of

course it crosses the line. The last

time I checked, smoking is still

legal. They think mentally abusing

legal. They think mentally abusing a

young child. Alcohol is just as bad

yet its ads are portrayed

differently. On the set, there is a

child psychologist and they thought

in no way the child was harmed. They

were right there the whole time they

were filming. It that is regulation. They can't

They can't take off and film. Let us

know. More than 100 people are dead and 50,000 are homeless after a major earthquake in central Italy. The 6.3-magnitude quake struck in the middle of the night north-east of Rome. Rescuers are still trying to pull survivors from the rubble in the renaissance city of L'Aquila - the task made more difficult by the city's design. This is a general problem in Italy because a great part of the buildings are, effectively, old buildings. There have been a number of aftershocks and experts are warning more deadly tremors could follow. Anyone concerned about family or friends in the region can contact the Australian embassy on: Or DFAT's 24-hour hotline: An Australian soldier badly wounded by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan will be treated by doctors in Germany. He suffered serious injuries to his lower limbs in the explosion at the weekend. Another digger serving with the Special Operations Task Group walked away with minor injuries. Foreign Minister Stephen Smith leaves for Washington today

where he's expecting the US to request more Australian troops be sent to Afghanistan. The Reserve Bank Board meets today to decide on interest rates. Economists are divided as to what the result will be. Some believe growing unemployment will force a rate cut, others say the RBA will hold fire and leave some room to move in case the economic crisis worsens. Seven News will have the decision as it happens at 2:30 Eastern this afternoon.

In finance news: And Nicole Kidman and her husband Keith Urban have dominated the red carpet at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. Kidman paused to show off a picture of the couple's 9-month-old daughter Sunday Rose and it appears little Sunday is already following in Dad's footsteps. If pounding on the piano hands and feet is an indication, she's all over it. And squealing. And squealing loudly, yeah. Nicole, Keith and the bub are rumoured to be heading to Australia for Easter. Let's check sport with Beretts. Collingwood legend Nathan Buckley says the Adelaide Crows should be credited for their handling of Nathan Bock's off-field drama. The Crows stood Bock down immediately after learning he'd been accused of assaulting his girlfriend at a pub on Saturday night.

I think the Adelaide Crows have been

very professional about it,

very professional about it, they

acted swiftly and in the club's

interest and Nathan Bock's interests and make

and make sure he addressing the

issues before representing the club.

Buckley has also supported the AFL's tough stance against supporters who behave badly. Brad Jones, the father of Melbourne's Nathan Jones was bashed by Collingwood fans at the MCG at the weekend. The Raiders say last night's 23-18 win over the Cowboys shows the 'Green Machine' will be a force this NRL season.

The home side got off to a flyer against North Queensland and found themselves 14 points up after just 15 minutes. Canberra managed to hold off a second-half revival, clinching the game by 5 points. You know, winning becomes a habit and we need to make it a habit for us.

The Raiders have two injury concerns - Trevor Thurling, as an ankle problem, while Nigel Plum has pulled up with rib cartilage damage.

V8 Supercar drivers Steven Richards and Mark Winterbottom will give the new Reid Park circuit a good going over today ahead of July's Townsville 400. 130,000 spectators are expected to witness the race. And engineers will meet with the authorities shortly to map out structural work for Sydney's V8 Supercar street race. The December event has been given the official go-ahead

with tickets going on sale in four weeks. And Ricky Ponting says he's to blame

for Australia's struggle in the one-day arena against South Africa. The skipper admits it's about time he brought up a one-day international century.

Big change in qualifying.

Big change in qualifying. The

Saturday and Sunday before the race,

you have a full qualifying session.

And the environmental organisations

checked in with the frogs and so

forth? Yes, keeping the flying foxes

out of the way. Fifi is at Bells

Beach today. Why? Because it is

Easter and it is the iconic

carnival. The Rip Curl Pro kicks Easter and it is the iconic

off. The Bells Bowl is pumping. It

is totally gnarly as we look at

today's forecast. A shower or two for Brisbane and 26 degrees. A break from the rain tomorrow before it returns on Thursday. Chance of early showers in Sydney and a top of 21 today. Dry and cool for the next couple of days.

A few showers easing from Melbourne and 19 degrees. Some showers tomorrow. Fine on Thursday. A partly cloudy 21 for Adelaide today. Sunshine and warm days ahead. Dry and 31 in Perth. Even warmer tomorrow with the sunshine sticking around right into the weekend. Fine and 21 in Canberra. A few showers and 17 degrees for Hobart.

Dry and cool tomorrow and Thursday. An afternoon storm for Darwin.

Mel and Kochie, as you can see I

Mel and Kochie, as you can see I am getting into the surfie lingo. I

notice a lot of people walking

around doing that. I thought I was

getting lucky with the surfers saying "

saying "We will call

saying "We will call you. saying "We will call you." I thought

it was all working out. Fif, you are

like a duck to water. No, Fif, go

with your original explanation. Yes,

I might get lucky with the surfers.

I might get lucky with the surfers. See you soon. Bye, guys. Coming up shortly -

the quick guide for working out who'll get the $900 bonus. A tax expert will answer your questions.

But straight ahead - how do we stop footy fan violence?

We'll look at the options next on Sunrise.

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And the best ways to treat back pain. That's Wednesday on Sunrise. We hear about violent incidents involving footy players all too often. But now it seems the fans are getting into fights more often as well.

We've heard how three Collingwood fans were arrested after the father of Melbourne's Nathan Jones was bashed outside the MCG.

The Magpies say if they're found guilty, they'll be banned from the club for life. But is that enough to send a message? It's over to our Tuesday All Stars journalist Ita Buttrose and Neil Mitchell from Radio 3AW. Good morning to you both. Neil, Victoria's Premier John Brumby has called an urgent summit on fan violence.

He's called together major sporting codes,

venue operators and police. Will this work? How do we stop violence?

Neil, we seem to have a problem with

your IFB there. I think we lost Neil

there. Ita, what do you think? I

think the clubs have to take

responsibility. It is not

responsibility. It is not just AFL.

It is all codes - rugby league,

soccer. It is not something

soccer. It is not something unique

to Australia. If the clubs