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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. in the bushfires. They lost their home burned down. Then their temporary home of their bad luck. But that's not the end This morning on Sunrise, the Langmead family. how you can help to start beauty treatments? Also, how young is too young for 3-year-olds. We'll take you inside the day-spa joining the YouTube Orchestra. Meet the Aussie 'Packed to the Rafters'. And that song from

# If you want to ride, ride.

# If you want to roll with the punches...

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on this Thursday edition of Sunrise. Mel and Matt. VOICEOVER: Live from Brekky Central, Hello and thanks for joining us. of the catchiest songs around We reckon that's one and you'll see it live next hour. for the artist Eric Hutchinson. Mel, that's a real compliment National Compliments Day. Especially when it's but you are beautiful. Wouldn't normally do this Oh, thank you! Really, very attractive. For some reason and receiving compliements. most us struggle with giving we'll show you how to do it. So later this morning, And in the meantime, someone has ever given you. tell us what's the nicest compliment Email or SMS us. Girls

Fifi is an ambassador

Compliments Day. How would you feel Fifi is an ambassador for National

if someone bowled up to you and said

that? Would you think they were

hitting on you or candid camera

somewhere? That is nice but it is

like a day for it. It should be a

natural thing you do on like a

Wednesday or any day. That is a

wonderful point you make, Nat. But

is it good to have a reminder? There

you go. All day you got to put up

with it. Is a good compliment thank

you? Or "

you? Or "Gee you look lovely today. you? Or "Gee you look lovely today." We will

We will talk to Fifi later on today.

Let us know the best compliment you

have ever received or given. have ever

the best newsreader in the country, Right now, it's news time with Natalie Barr. denies Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard for an early election the Government is hoping by reintroducing the alcopops tax. the legislation in a few weeks, Labor plans to bring back by the Senate last month. even though it was rejected between the lower and upper houses The move could create a deadlock a double-dissolution election. which would trigger

But Ms Gillard says the government wants. that's not what we set out in the last budget to do No, we are trying to do what health measure, which was an important about binge drinking. an important measure vowing to again block the tax hike. The Opposition and Family First are a brazen jewellery heist in Sydney Workers terrorised during will receive counselling. Three gunmen are still on the run Parramatta's Nader jewellery store. after ransacking Westfield obtained by Seven News Security video being cornered, shows a female employee running for her life. and it's been two or three hours. I'm still a bit shaken up now How are the workers? at the moment. They're all very distraught full view of hundreds of shoppers, The trio fled with their weapons in including children. worth up to $50,000 each. They stole dozens of diamond watches this year The sixth boatload of asylum seekers of Western Australia, has been intercepted off the coast of people smuggling. raising fears of a new wave Customs says 49 men were on board.

they're from Afghanistan. It's believed to Christmas Island for processing. The group is being moved Just last week sailed past a naval vessel a wooden boat with 45 people to dock at Christmas Island. They've filed claims for asylum in an Indonsian hotel after reportedly spending two months before the 3-day boat trip. are facing more criticism G-20 police in London after new video emerged

during last month's protests. of an officer hitting a woman The video made it onto YouTube has been stood down and the officer involved pending an investigation. into the death of a man An inquiry is also under way with a G-20 police officer. who collapsed after a confrontation hundreds of hours of video Authorities will review to identify any further incidents. to a virtual standstill Britain has come of the Hillsborough tragedy as the country remembers the victims in a spectator crush 96 people were killed Liverpool and Nottingham in 1989. at an FA Cup match between packed a stadium in Liverpool Family, friends and fans for a memorial service, a 2-minute silence, while much of the country observed demanded justice. but not before supporters for the 96 people dead! ALL CHANT: For the 96 people dead, into the tragedy. Many Britons want a second inquiry Finance in a few minutes all the day's sport with Beretts. but first, let's get has had a nasty fall Aussie cyclist Robbie McEwen during the closing stages after crashing of a Grand Prix in Belgium. on his right shoulder He landed heavily in his neck, head, chest and legs. and complained of severe pain Greg Van Avermaet McEwen blamed local rider which also left Tom Boonen injured. for causing the accident in Australia's one-day squad Brett Lee won't be taking his place against Pakistan in Dubai. in the upcoming series has been declared unfit The 76-Test veteran from an ankle operation. as he continues to recover has been called in Fellow Blues quick Doug Bollinger in the United Arab Emirates to join the squad this weekend

with the first match on April 22. On the one-day front to third in the world, in seven years. it's their lowest ranking The Aussies can jump back into second place with victory against South Africa in Johannesburg tomorrow. in the final one-dayer have thrown their support A growing number of AFL coaches behind embattled mentor Terry Wallace.

Fremantle's Mark Harvey says he too has a winless record to date this year but isn't under as much scrutiny as Wallace. Carlton's Brett Ratten says it's all a bit over the top.

How you start the season and things

like that can affect you but to sort

of go down those headlines after

Round 3 I think it is pretty hard. The Bulldogs' Rodney Eade says the media is behind the push to see Wallace sacked. Sydney Roosters officials say Timana Tahu wants out of rugby union to re-join the NRL. They say a representative from Tahu's camp approached the Sydney club despite the fact his contract with the ARU isn't up until the end of next season. Tahu is apparently unhappy about the lack of football he's playing with the Tahs. Meantime, Scott Prince has signed a 4-year contract extension at the Titans. The deal expires in 2014. And the diffuser fitted to Formula One championship leader Jenson Button's Brawn has been given the all-clear. The long-awaited verdict confirms the Briton at the top of the driver standings after wins in the season's first two races in Australia and Malaysia.

It has been a fairytale start

It has been a fairytale start for Jenson Button. That will scare the

rest of them. Beautifully read,

Mark. Thank you. You look wonderful

today. You that is a nice colour for

you. Let's go to the very talented

Fifi for the weather. You are

looking gorgeous. Thank you. You all

have done some great work today,

some of your finest. Well done.

Speaking of great work, I am in

Melbourne for the art exhibition

which kicks off tonight and goes

until Sunday. I will explain what is

in the background behind me. Clear skies across most of the southern mainland. But north-west winds will push a few showers onto Tasmania and coastal Victoria. And inland WA can expect showers and storms. Mostly fine in Brisbane. Sunny for Sydney. Melbourne can expect a partly cloudy day. Mainly fine in Adelaide.

Sunny for Perth.

Standing behind me is Emma Hack who

is an award-winning artist is an award-winning artist is

painting Rebecca and we turned off

the heater because we needed the

power for our equipment. I did

request did Rebecca could paint me

every morning but apparently it

would take up too much paint. If you

want to be naked for the weather -

No. I did look at her and then she

blinked. Very brave lady. We will

have more of her in half an hour -

more on her. Thank you, Fifi. See you later. Coming up - can parents trust the new owners of the troubled ABC Childcare centres? And the call for trophy hunters to cull crocs in the Top End. But next - how young is too young to start getting beauty treatments? We'll show you the day-spa for kids. And a seesawing night on Wall Street. The finance report is coming up on Sunrise. Your child's mouth is amazing. Teeth that will last a lifetime are right there from birth, ready to be tried and tested. Living teeth that develop along with your child. Have you ever considered how amazing that mouth is? We have. That's why Macleans has developed its science of triple protection for healthy gums, strong teeth, and fresh breath. Three-in-one protection for a lifetime. In finance news: The Dow Jones is up this morning. Investors considered a rash of economic news and Intel's quarterly report. The computer-chip giant reported weaker sales

but its profits were still on track. New figures confirm Australians' personal wealth has dropped over the past year. Craig James joins us from CommSec. Craig, what do the numbers tell us?

Any big surprises here? No big

surprises. We know the share market

tsunami took an axe to our wealth

levels and that has been the case.

The money in terms of homes, bank

deposits fell by $

deposits fell by $24,000 for the

average Aussie. That is a decline in

real terms of 12%

real terms of 12%. That is the

real terms of 12%. That is the biggest decline we have seen. The

records go back to 1960 so this is

huge. The average auz

records go back to 1960 so this is huge. The average Aussie has - the

average Aussie has $

average Aussie has $212 house. - $ average Aussie has $212 house. -

$212,000. We may see improvement

over the next 12 months. Craig, good

to talk to you as always. Now we know young girls like dressing up like Mum, trying on her shoes, wearing her dress or putting on her makeup. But, Mel, would you book Tahlia in for a day-spa?

No, no, I sat there and when I

painted my toenails I may have

painted her. That is not a day spa,

is it? My little one had a pedicure.

She absolutely loved it. Well, in Florida, a new day-spa caters to the tiniest clients. But how young is too young to start getting beauty treatments? George Estevez has more. Oh, I love it. When I first saw it online, I thought, "My daughter would love this." A place just for young girls who want to feel special, like Mommy does when she goes to the spa. She is like Mommy. I want to do them like you

so when I found the place, I said, "This seems perfect."

The place is Le Petite Spa in North Miami Beach - a new place devoted to throwing princess-like birthday parties in a spa-like atmosphere. Tell me you like to get your nails done like Mommy - why? Because. 'Cause why? 'Cause I want to. So Soniyah who has a birthday coming up got the royal treatment. She has friends and they do each other's nails and I was, like, it would be great. Sounds great but you are probably thinking at home right now what many people are - is it too much for a little girl? There always has to be a limit. Spa owner Adriana Cohen is, herself, mother of twin girls and came up with the concept to actually have more control when introducing young girls to beauty - both outer and inner. Don't be scared. This is not a place for your girls to turn into horrible divas, no. No dark colours or harsh makeup. Just old-fashioned girlie pink-coloured fun. Cinderella. She is a princess. Princess. Is that what you want to be? I think it has a lot to do with self-esteem 'cause if they are pretty outside, they are pretty inside as well. George Estevez reporting from Miami.

Would you do it? I would do it. It

is like sending them to Disneyland.

You just send them once. If they are

like that at age what about when they are 15?

they are 15?. I have no problem with

that. We do the bribing thing. If

you are really good, we will paint

your fingernails. Let us know, would

you book your 3-year-old in at a day

spa? Are you OK with it? I don't

know. I would choose the colour or

something. Pale pink. If she wanted

bright colours - I don't know. Si am

a bad mum. No, you are Next hour - meet the Aussie who's part of the YouTube orchestra. Plus, the dangers facing the people delivering our mail. But next - the Rudd Government goes for another round of alcopops tax.

And another Russian comes forward to claim she's Mel Gibson's other woman.

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# Within the sounds of silence... # Within the sounds of silence...# Tomorrow on Sunrise - the Simon and Garfunkel singing challenge. Can you match the famous folk duo? Plus, actor Cameron Daddo tells us about joining the cast of '24' as the US Vice-President. And how to choose jeans that fit and suit your body type. That's Friday on Sunrise.

You don't understand how big an

issue it is. You don't know how

difficult it is to find a good pair

of jeans. You go home feeling fat.

When you find a pair that fits, buy

10 of them. It is such a boy thick. Is Britney Spears engaged? Nelson has the answer at 6:50. But right now, Nat's been looking through Thursday's papers. The Northern Territory's plans to let trophy-hunters shoot crocs is big news. 'The Australian' says "Brace yourself for safari hunting of giant crocodiles." The NT Government wants to trial the hunting of 25 crocodiles a year. The Top End hopes to earn tourist dollars but some say 25 crocs isn't enough to be viable. We'll get an expert's opinion after 7:00. The alcopops tax is also big news. The Rudd Government wants to revive its controversial alcopops tax. If it gets through this time, drinkers will miss out on savings of up to $25 for a slab of pre-mixed spirits.

It is sounding a little strange it

was only a month ago that we went

through this. The legislation is not

changing it or we may see an early

election on that. Stay tuned.

And at least three women have emerged as the 'other woman' in Mel Gibson's divorce. There was the one cavorting on the beach, rumoured to be Russian and named Oksana. There's the blonde, a Russian singer, Oksana. She played the piano for him but insists nothing else happened. And now another Russian singer, also named Oksana, reckons she's the other woman. This Oksana claims it was her cavorting on the beach and hopes to have a long relationship with Gibson.

At least he has a type. Oksana. Not

that many people have it that

narrowed down. The other two are

Oksanas. Nelson is going to try to

sort it out. What is it with Mel and

Russian women - Mel Gibson. Finally, the story of a real-life Kenny and his stolen toilet. Meet John Denton. He owns Crocodile Dunnee - a porta-loo hire business in the Top End. Thieves have stolen one of his dunnies worth $4,000 and John wants it back. John says he's never lost one of his prized loos and they're not the type of thing you think would go missing.

If anyone saw it, on the back of a

truck being taken, please call John. But it got us thinking - what strange things have you lost? Or had stolen?

Nat, how do you differentiate? How

do you know that is the stolen dunny

because most look the same. Did it

have John's stick search on the

bottom? So to speak. I think it

would be relatively easy to find.

Let us know the strangest thing you

had stolen. Was it your dunny? Coming up - your chance to win appliances worth thousands of dollars from KitchenAid. And the cut-price cleaning methods using everyday ingredients. But next, Thursday's news and weather. Sunrise is back in a moment. News time on Sunrise. The Rudd Government is hedging its bets, challenging the Opposition to vote down its alcopops tax again and risk a possible snap election. The tax will go back before Parliament next month despite it being rejected last month. The Opposition and Family First Senator Steve Fielding are vowing to vote it down a second time, which could trigger a double dissolution election. The grandfather of a Perth teenager branded one of the country's most dangerous sexual predators is pleading with police to put him behind bars. A court refused to jail the 16-year-old, leaving him under 24-hour guard at an undisclosed location in the community. Looking after him is costing taxpayers $600,000 a year and the boy's grandfather told Seven News he fears the teenager will kill someone next time he attacks.

Eventually he will hurt somebody and that's a fact of life. If he doesn't get his own way with a child, he will hurt them - it's just a fact of life. The boy has already attacked at least five young girls, including two in playgrounds at McDonald's restaurants. Authorities are searching waterways around flood-hit parts of the Sunshine Coast after a crocodile was spotted in the waters!

A Kin Kin resident has told Queensland's Environmental Protection Agency she was hanging up the washing when she saw a skinny-looking croc in a swollen creek. The sighting hasn't been confirmed but experts were searching last night. The damage bill from floods that ravaged Kin Kin, destroying the local hotel is expected to top a million dollars.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has unveiled a new plan to defeat Somali pirates. It comes after a string of kidnappings by pirates off the African coast. The new 4-point plan includes freezing pirate assets

and allowing concerned countries to prosecute pirates.

These pirates are criminals, they are armed gangs on the sea and those plotting attacks must be brought to justice. Overnight, the French Navy detailed 11 Somali pirates who tried to seize a Liberian-flagged merchant ship. British police have suspended a sergeant who was seen hitting a female demonstrator during London's G-20 protests. Video posted on the internet shows an officer swiping at the woman with his hand before hitting her on the legs with a baton. He's been stood down while an investigation is carried out. Another officer has already been suspended, accused of pushing over a man during the protest who died shortly afterward. In finance news:

The Dow closed up 109 points. Let's catch up with Beretts for the latest in sport. New South Wales quick Doug Bollinger has been called in to the Australian one-day squad for the upcoming series against Pakistan in Dubai to replace Brett Lee. The Australian team physio says Lee's recovering from ankle surgery is going well but he's still not fit enough to play. Robbie McEwen's Tour de France campaign could be in jeopardy. The Aussie cyclist has crashed heavily during the final stages of a Grand Prix in Belgium. Early reports suggest he has a punctured lung, broken ribs and concussion. He's also suffering severe pain in his neck, head, chest and legs.

Richmond skipper Chris Newman has called for calm as the pressure mounts on his struggling club ahead of the Tigers' game against Melbourne. At Collingwood, Anthony Rocca's efforts in the VFL last weekend could see him return for the Pies tomorrow night against Brisbane at the 'Gabba. The Magpies will name their team later today. They'll be without suspended duo Nick Maxwell and Heath Shaw. Fans could be about to witness another battle of the codes with reports Timana Tahu wants out of rugby union, only to return to rugby league. The Roosters say they've held secret talks with a representative from Tahu's camp

and he's not happy with the lack of football he's playing

at the Waratahs. And Rafael Nadal has powered into the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters, downing Argentine Juan Ignacio Chela. Roger Federer also advanced after a straight-sets win over Andreas Seppi.

Chasing a fifth straight title at the event, Nadal stretched his winning streak to 23. The top-ranked Spaniard will next face either 2-time Grand Slam champion Marat Safin or Nicolas Lapentti. Fernando Verdasco, Nikolay Davydenko and David Nalbandian also progressed.

We are getting Robbie McEwen on the

line. We will talk about his

injuries. He sounds like he busted

up. Yes. Verdasco's hair is called a faux

# Hawk. See how he slick it's down

on the sides? It is not a mohawk. It

is a faux - hawk. Do you think you

would call it off? Maybe. It will

look lovely P Compliments ambassador

Fifi, you are checking out some

artwork in Melbourne. Yes, I am with

the best body painting artist, Emma.

The exhibition kicks off here

tonight. Melbourne is experiencing

better weather today. The wild

weather has passed over Melbourne,

although a cold front will be moving

through today. Let's look at the forecast. Mostly fine in Brisbane with a top of 29 degrees. A fine weekend is on the way. A sunny 24 degrees for Sydney. A little cooler tomorrow before some showers develop on Saturday. Melbourne can expect a partly cloudy day and 20 degrees. A few showers tomorrow. Fine on Saturday. But some showers back on Sunday. Mainly fine and 21 in Adelaide. The chance of showers tomorrow ahead of mild and dry weekend.

A sunny 27 degrees for Perth. 29 tomorrow. Then the chance of a thundery shower on Saturday. Dry and mild in Canberra. Wet and windy in Hobart. Afternoon showers and storms for Darwin.

As I just mentioned, Emma is with me

and you have been painting Rebecca.

You travel the world painting. Let's

go back where it began. You started

face painting kids at parties. Yes.

When did you realise you would

become a world renowned artist? This

become a world renowned artist? This took a while. I did makeup and my

teacher told me about body painting

and I tried it out and loved it. It

is an extension of face painting and

voila. Rebecca is probably better

behaved than the kids. We will see

Bec and see the finished product. We

look forward to that in an hour or

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The faux hawk is turning into a no

hawk. I need a bit more length. You

look like you had your head out the

window as you were driving. Later this morning - meet the Aussie selected to play in the YouTube Orchestra in New York. And how to safely give and receive a compliment. But next, should Australia host next year's Commonwealth Games? There are security concerns about India. So should we take it back? The debate is coming up on Sunrise. BOY: My dad says Australia's one of the big countries. He reckons you've got to go out and see this thing in action. Dad says the French have the Eiffel Tower, Chinese have the Great Wall. Australians, we have big things. Look at the size of that! The Big Lobster... (TRUCK HORN HONKS) ..the Big Koala and the Big Chook. (CLUCKS) People think they're called big things because of their size. Dad says they were all designed by one man - Sir Francis Big. The Big Merino was an official gift from the People's Republic of New Zealand. Yeah, nice one, Dad. And the only big thing in Australia that's never before been approached by humankind. Dad says Australia's the most amazing country ever. You can't help but smile when you see it. My mates have all been to the beach for the holidays, but me, I've been everywhere. VOICEOVER: In a country this big, reliable wireless network. you need a fast, BigPond Wireless Broadband. we call Thrifty - When we need a car, and truck rental. Australia's best-valued car but you are beautiful. Wouldn't normally do this Oh, thank you! Really, very attractive. Oh, thank you! I just want to let you know. And I mean nothing by it, that's very nice of you. Thanks you, I don't know what to say. It's National Compliments Day and it's not always this easy to give or receive a kind word. We'll show you how later this morning.

How to give a compliment and not to

give a compliment. James was

crash-tackled by her boyfriend two

seconds later. He had to explain it - "

- "There is nothing in it. You are just beautiful.

just beautiful." You guys look

fantastic. You follow a great

fantastic. You follow a great football club. This is a beauty. The

greatest compliment I received was

to be told I am an amazing mother

and it came from a mother I most

admire - my own. Should next year's Commonwealth Games be moved Down Under? New Delhi is due to host the event about athletes' safety. but there are concerns

Australia should stage the Games There are some suggestions and track and field in Melbourne. with swimming events in Sydney Should that happen? and Jim Wilson think. Let's see what Beretts

should be shifted to Australia? Do you think the Games

With the terrorist attacks in ha hor

and with the attacks in Mumbai and

there was sense to say "

there was sense to say "OK, after

what we saw with this terrorist

attack, we should move the Games." attack, we should move the Games.

It won't happen though. Unless

something major happens, I think

they will stay in New Delhi.

Beretts, I don't know if it can work

feesbly to have swimming in

Melbourne and track and field in

another. They got the cricket World

Cup coming up. If they lose the

Commonwealth Games they will lose

the cricket World Cup. This is being

driven by the athletes who are

saying to the managers and the

Commonwealth Games, "

Commonwealth Games, "We are worried

about our safety.

about our safety." It is not just

Australian athletes. What are the

alternatives? In this day and age,

where are you safe? London had

terrorist attacks. I have toured and

obviously I haven't felt unsafe but

things have changed dramatically. If

something happens between now and

October, which it could, these are

scenes we will never forget. Given

what it will cost us to stage them,

are we not better putting that

into security and back-up and give are we not better putting that money

them a chance to do it. We can't

have everything, we are the best, we

are the safest. The police

commissioner is in charge of the

security task force assessing

things. The word coming back is that

the risk is too great. We have seen

it by the pictures. It is not

something that can be contained.

Would you go? No. Would you go? No.

I would be on the same boat. At what

point do you draw the line. We can't

put Australian athletes lives at

risk. Similar thing happened going

into Athens. Would Sydney do it

again. We have all been that road

again. Thank you, Jim. Thank you.

You all look fantastic too. Coming up - the troubled ABC Learning Centres? can parents trust the new owners of shoot crocs in the Top End. And the plan to let trophy-hunters Mel's mystery women. But straight ahead - ladies linked to the Gibson divorce Nelson sorts through the Russian

when Sunrise continues.

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was the singer. She admits she knows him and performed for him at the Polo Lounge in Beverly Hills. Then there is Oksana Pochepa, I am sure I am pronouncing that incorrectly. She apparently one of these ladies may to sort through all of this, relationship with Mel Gibson. Trying does claim to have a desire for a

be the proverbial final straw for be the proverbial final straw for rob

Robyn Gibson to file for divorce. In

completely news to me under

California law, there is a 6-month cooling off period!

cooling off period!? The first I

heard of this. No matter how quickly

they want to resolve this, they will

have to wait for six months. It will

go down as one of the biggest

settlements. Is it true that Britney

might be engaged? I am going to

believe Britney's camp and say no,

no, 1,000 times no. They are denying

reports of a

reports of a private pilot with a

man by the name of John Sundahl. He

looks like he would drag you back to

his cave and make you paint on the

wall and reenact the Flintstones. He

is a 45-year-old land developer. His

pilot says he

pilot says he got down on one knee

in a sandwich shop and sprung a $

in a sandwich shop and sprung a $4. in a sandwich shop and sprung a $4.5

million march case diamond ring and

proposed. Britney says no so I will

believe it. Better luck next time,

John. Taking a $

John. Taking a $4.

John. Taking a $4.5 million ring to

a sandwich shop. Thanks,

a sandwich shop. Thanks, Nelson.

Thought of the Day,

Thought of the Day, National Compliments Day. I thought this was

really nice. One of the most

beautiful gifts in the world is gift

of encouragement. When someone

encourages you they help you over a

threshold that you may have never

gone over alone. It is a long one. I thought I would

thought I would go down the divorce

theme. A judge is interviewing a

woman who is filing for divorce.

What are the grounds for your

divorce? About 4.

divorce? About 4.5 acres in the

middle of the country. What are your

relations like? We got an uncle and

aunt and sister-in-law who is here

as well. Please, please, does your

husband ever beat you up?

husband ever beat you up? Yes, as a

matter of fact he gets up quite

early. For goodness sake, why do you

want a divorce? I don't want one. My

husband wants because because he

says he can't communicate with me.

Boom, boom. It

Boom, boom. It is National Compliments Day. Keep them coming.

You need to work an Oksana in there. The blonde one.

Next hour on Sunrise - a song you'll know, from a popular TV show.

# He doesn't care how he gets there

as long as he gets there... as long as he gets there...# It's the song used on 'Packed to the Rafters'. Eric Hutchinson performs 'Rock'n'Roll'. Meet the Aussie selected online to be part of the YouTube Orchestra. This is Sunrise, on Seven.

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They lost their home in the bushfires. Then their temporary home burned down. But that's not the end of their bad luck. Soon on Sunrise - how you can help the Langmead family. Also, the power of a compliment.

Wouldn't normally do this but you are beautiful. Oh, thank you. Really, very attractive. We'll show you how to give them and receive them. How young is too young to start beauty treatments?

We'll take you inside the day-spa for 3-year-olds. And that song from 'Packed to the Rafters'. (SINGS) # If he wants to rock, he rocks # If he wants to roll, he rolls # He can roll with the punches # Long as he feels like he's in control. # Eric Hutchinson performs his hit 'Rock'n'Roll' as this Thursday edition of Sunrise continues. VOICEOVER: Sunrise continues with Mel and Matt. If you've just tuned in, Matt White from 'Today Tonight' is in for Kochie and welcome to National Compliments Day.

You are very good at your job. I

would say that any day of the week.

Nelson said it is like April Fool's

Nelson said it is like April Fool's

Day inside out. You do look

beautiful today. Would you say that

tomorrow? It is one of those things

where people find it hard to give or

receive a compliment. So we'll get some advice later on. In the meantime, we're asking what's the nicest compliment you've ever been given.

My son has just got his pilot

licence, took me flying and licence, took me flying and I am

returning to the strip and he said

he was nervous because he had the

most special person onboard - his

mum. I cried. Nat has got all the mum. I cried. Nat has got all the news. Good morning. The body of Scott McKay has been found almost two months after the Aussie tourist went missing at a Japanese ski resort. The 27-year-old Brisbane man disappeared while walking home in sub-zero temperatures

after a night out with friends at the Niseko resort. Japanese tourism officials say his body was found yesterday near the lodge where he'd been staying. The Rudd Government denies it's trying to force an early election

by reintroducing the alcopops tax. But Labor is challenging the Opposition to vote down the tax again, which would risk a double dissolution. Treading a familiar path - the Prime Minister and Treasurer are taking a second shot at their controversial alcopops tax. The legislation hasn't changed. Neither has the position of those who voted it down last time. The tax won't be supported unless they move on the advertising restrictions. We believe this legislation is right. We aren't going to stand by and watch the price of alcopops come down. But some manufacturers had already brought their prices down, taking off the tax and filling bottle-shop shelves after the original legislation failed.

Now they have to pay it again - $3 a fourpack of Vodka Cruisers. They're going to be in all sorts of trouble. I think they'll have to increase their price again.

Even if the alcopops bill mark two is also defeated - the Government has moved, this time, to make sure it keeps the tax already collected. It's budget time next month - Wayne Swan's already rung up that $365 million. It's always been about a tax binge. This government is high on debt, they're high on spending. It could be win-win for the Government.

If they don't get their way, they'll be left armed and ready with the necessary trigger for a double dissolution election. Malcolm Turnbull might load the gun but we certainly have no intention of firing it. Brisbane's historic $2.2 billion Clem Jones Tunnel is a step closer to being complete. Florence the tunnel borer broke through early this morning, connecting another part of the 4.3km twin tunnel. Construction is six months ahead of schedule. AC/DC has kicked off the UK leg of its world tour, performing in London for the first time in five years. The ageing rockers shook O2 Arena all night long, performing old favourites and songs from their latest album. (SINGS) # Ooh, runaway train # Run right off the track. # The boys will perform in London again tomorrow night before heading to Dublin.

Look at Angus go. It is amazing that

they are still going. They don't

look a day over 21. In finance news: Time for sport now Fiery pace bowler Doug Bollinger is well placed to make his one-day international debut for Australia next week against Pakistan. The left-armer was named in the squad after New South Wales team-mate Brett Lee

was declared unfit to play. Lee is still recovering from an ankle operation. The one-day international series begins next Wednesday in Dubai. And Australia has dropped to third in the world in one-day international cricket. It's the Aussie's lowest position since the ranking system was introduced seven years ago. South Africa top the table with India second. Christiano Ronaldo has lived up to his promise and put in a brilliant performance for Manchester United against Porto in their quarterfinal of their Champions League second-leg clash this morning. He was on fire from long range, scoring the only goal of the match. Man U became the first English side to beat Porto away in 12 attempts.

They now face Arsenal in the semifinals. Aussie cyclist Robbie McEwen has had a nasty fall during a race in Belgium. He crashed during the closing stages of a Grand Prix. McEwen landed heavily on his right shoulder and complained of severe pain in his neck, head, chest and legs.

He blames a local rider for causing the accident. Robbie is on the line. So will you miss the Tour De France?

As you can hear we have

problems with Robby. He says " As you can hear we have phobe problems with Robby. He says

"Luckily broken but nothing -

luckily nothing broken.

luckily nothing broken." Isn't that

an athlete talking? That is not how

your mum would describe it. He is

tough as nails. So you reckon

tough as nails. So you reckon for Tour de France he will be OK? That

is the impression he is giving

is the impression he is giving us. A

couple of Band-aids and he will be

there in France. Up soon - meet the Aussie woman who's part of the worldwide YouTube orchestra. But now Fifi has the weather this Sunrise.

Here in Melbourne, art Melbourne

launches today. There are amazing

artists on display. I am in the

artists on display. I am in the Aussie icon section at the moment.

When I look here, I can see why my kindergarten

kindergarten teachering wanted me to

give up finger painting. Clear skies across most of the southern mainland.

But north-west winds will push a few showers onto Tasmania and coastal Victoria. And inland WA can expect showers and storms.

Mostly fine in Brisbane. Sunny for Sydney. Melbourne can expect a partly cloudy day. Mainly fine in Adelaide. Sunny for Perth.

I will have more weather shortly

from Melbourne in half an hour. Thank

Thank you. Talk to you then. Parents and staff involved with ABC childcare centres finally have a better idea of their future. Yesterday the receivers made an announcement about so-called unviable centres. PPB have confirmed they have found buyers for 210 centres but 19 will close. And the fate of another eight is unknown. Joining us now is the ABC receiver, Steve Parbery, from PPB.

Thanks for your time.

64 new operators have taken over the centres.

Can you guarantee these centres will remain open?

Parents should have confidence in

the fact that we have been through a

very rigorous screening process. We

started off with 3,000 inquiries and

cut it down to 60 operators.

cut it down to 60 operators. Through

the process we asked the operators

to provide us with the scrutiny of

their business plans. Most have been

involved in the industry so parents

can have a bit of confidence with

that. A lot of people are looking

for certainty. 19 are closing and 8

are unknown. 210 centres you have

been able to continue?

been able to continue? That is a

wonderful result. In December we

would have 12,000 displaced and 1800

employees out of work. So we saved

the carers for the children. And

Mission Australia is one of the

buyers? Yes,

buyers? Yes, they have a small part

in the child care industry and they

want 29. We are pleased and really

professional and good people to have

onboard. That is step one. Step two

is who looks after the new

operators. Where are the checks and

balances? The checks and balances are the screening

are the screening process. We have

gone through a bit of work to make

sure they are the right operators.

Some of them had sold the centres to

the ABC and they don't have to pay

rent now. Eight are still in limbo.

What happens to those that are closing,

closing, the 19? We have done a lot

of work with the Government,

especially with centres in close

proximity. We know we have places

where the children can go to. That

is a positive in

is a positive in itself. It will

Make those centres more profitable.

And those without any nearby?

And those without any nearby? We are

working closely with the centres to

see what is available. It might be

that the not-for-profit groups will

come forward. More than half of

those? At the moment. There may be

some that have to go. We are

positive. We are positive people and

we have come a fair way and got a

great result so far. Given what

great result so far. Given what you

started with and where it has gone. We'll put a full list of which ABC centres are opening and closing on our website. Following two fatal crocodile attacks in as many months, the Northern Territory Government has announced a draft plan to manage the animals. But it is likely to raise a few eyebrows. While the numbers of wild crocs allowed to be killed won't change,

the proposal allows trophy hunters into the area.

This effectively means some of the reptiles will be killed for sport. For more, we're joined by crocodile expert Professor Grahame Webb from Crocodylus Park. Good morning. Do you think the plan is the best way to tackle the situation in the Territory?

I think so. I think the plan - the

I think so. I think the plan - the plan is all about the Territory, all

about making crocs as valuable as we

can to the people in the Territory.

I never had a problem with the land

owners to sell crocs and croc eggs

to get more money if they sell

crocodiles to some of these hunters.

In the end it comes down

In the end it comes down to who

pulls the trigger and how much money

they get. I don't philosophically

have a problem with it at all. This

is just a way of life for you in the

Top End. It is a little hard for us

to comprehend. Is this nothing out

of the ordinary? Am I right in

saying that? You are exactly right. The

The listeners in the southern areas,

you got to understand when we

protected them there was virtually

none left. It was to protect the

population. Once we built the

population, you have this enormous

management problem that was 10 times

more difficult than the con

more difficult than the conservation

problem. How do you have people

problem. How do you have people in a

First World country living hand in

hand with predators. It has been a

raging success story in conservation

but we have to manage crocodiles up

here to suit the circumstances. The

Territory has a profoundly good

track record

track record and they failed a few

times because of lack of resources.

It has been a great success. The

Territory has to manage the best way

they see it up here. Most

Australians are pretty pragmatic.

They realise this is not a game

where you can dance around a flower

bed. These are serious animals Land

owners around the country

owners around the country have

different experiences, not

necessarily crocs but kangaroos,

whatever. One of the problems is the

trophy hunters. Do you think the 25

crocs and how are you going to manage it?

manage it? Are you killing for fun?

That particular industry is - when

you look internationally

you look internationally conservation-wise, that particular

industry has been responsible for

some of the conservation of some of

the really endangered species. The

money that trophy hunters put in to

hunt their trophy suddenly make it's worthwhile

worthwhile for people to conserve

wildlife. Even in South Africa there

were five raoun os Russes harvested

and it generated $

and it generated $850,000 US and 40%

went to the department and 20% went

went to the department and 20% went to the peel P people shouldn't think of

of it really in terms of a bunch of

yobbos going around and - it's not

that. It is a very sophisticated

industry, it brings money into the

remote areas of the north. What else

can people do in the remote areas of

the north for money? They can't

build plastics factories and you

have to make money from the fauna is

have to make money from the fauna is that there and use it sustainbly.

Really quickly, what is a croc

worth? In the safari hunting

industry it depends, maybe about 10

grand. The plan is yet to be approved by the Federal

approved by the Federal Government.

We will wait and see on that one.

Thank you for your time this morning. There's no doubt we're feeling the effects of the global financial meltdown. A new poll shows most Aussies fear this will actually leave them more at risk of identity theft.

What are the current scams out there and how do we avoid them?

We're joined now by Detective Superintendent Brian Hay from the Queensland Police Fraud Squad. Good morning.

What cases are we seeing?

Well, they are getting more

sophisticated. We had one where a

gentleman had his bank account

compromised but because of the

security factors built in they

couldn't access his money. They

assumed his identity, went

assumed his identity, went to the

telecommunications carrier and took over

over his mobile phone account and

gained access to the SMS codes and

PIN codes and removed $

PIN codes and removed $58,000 from

his account. Then they took over his internet account and internet account and cancelled the

provider service. This is taking it

to a level that we have never seen

before. This is a criminal industry where information is king. By

protecting information, is that how

protecting information, is that how we protect ourselves? Absolutely.

Our identity is important

information and it is a commodity

used by the crooks, take our money,

use our good name and give us a

legacy that we have to drag around

legacy that we have to drag around for the next two years to prove we

didn't do certain things Some of the

ways that we can protect ourselves,

can you take us through the steps to

protect ourselves at home?

can you take us through the steps to protect ourselves at home? Don't

throw any financial data or document

with your name on into your rubbish

bin. Anything with your name or family's

family's name should be destroyed.

Make sure you secure your mailbox.

Have a lock on it. Make sure it is

big enough to take an A4-sized

envelope and secure. Mail theft is a

growing problem because people are

growing problem because people are

targeting identity documents. We

still receive credit cards and PIN

still receive credit cards and PIN

numbers via mail. still receive credit cards and PIN numbers via mail.

still receive credit cards and PIN numbers via mail. If someone pinches

your identity, how do you prove you

are you? It is not easy. It is

something we are wrestling with the

problem. We don't have it right yet.

Nobody has it right yet. You got all

these private sector groups going

these private sector groups going about their day-to-day activities

and then the Government agencies. We

and then the Government agencies. We are yet to get it right. It can take

you to two years. You got credit

ratings that will go on forever. We

got one poor gentleman who is still

receiving letters of demand in the

mail and each time he has to go and say "

say "That's not me S"

say "That's not me S" fill out a

say "That's not me S" fill out a statutory declaration and have it

signed and take it away. In the US

they reckon it costs $

they reckon it costs $10,000 in two

years to get your identity back. It

is obviously a growing problem anding is obviously a growing problem

and something unfolding as time goes

on. Glad you are on it. Appreciate

your time this morning. YouTube has some of the world's craziest videos on display.

But did you know it's also produced its own symphony orchestra and two Aussies are in it? Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's Lauren Brigden is one of the musos selected to play at New York's Carnegie Hall today. The viola player was chosen from thousands of online auditions from all over the world. Lauren joins us now. Good morning. Firstly, congratulations. How did you get involved?

Actually I saw the competition

Actually I saw the competition first

in my G mail account and went to the

website and we had to upload videos

and there were 3,000 people who

submitted videos and then a team of

experts whittled it down to 200

experts whittled it down to 200 finalists and these finalists were

voted on YouTube and I

voted on YouTube and I was one asked

to come here to play at Carnegie

Hall. By the time the 80 got

together there was trepidation. Was

it weird to sit down with 79

strangers and start playing music?

Yeah, actually it

Yeah, actually it was really fun.

Everyone was so enthusiastic to be

there. For a lot of them it was

their first time in New York. It was

a very excited vibe on stage. Did

you ever think you would be

Carnegie Hall and via the internet? you ever think you would be playing

Carnegie Hall and via the internet? Not exactly. I thought it would be one of

one of my orchestras at home. It

will be a fabulous concert. I am

looking forward to it. It is coming

up in a couple hours. It is. Are you

feeling nervous? We thought we would

distract you by talking to you for a

few minutes. It is a good

few minutes. It is a good distraction. I am not that nervous

yet but we will see when the doors open and we

open and we walk on stage. You will

be absolutely brilliant. It is

lovely to talk to you and good luck

and we will follow you to find out

how you go. Have fun. Good to talk

to you. Great. Thanks. You're running out of time to enter this week's competition. We're helping KitchenAid celebrate 90 years in the business by giving away three fantastic appliance packages each day this week. You could score a KitchenAid stand mixer,

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Coming up this hour - the song you'll know from 'Packed to the Rafters'. (SINGS) # If he wants to rock, he rocks # If he wants to roll, he rolls # She can roll with the punches # As long as she feels like she's in control. # Eric Hutchinson will perform his hit 'Rock'n'Roll' at 7:50.

And later, National Compliments Day. That is a fantastic hat. What do you want? No, I don't want anything. Find out how to give and receive nice comments later this morning on Sunrise. Good morning ..

More pressure today on the ACT to adopt tough New South Wales anti- bikie laws. Attorney General Simon Corbell meets his federal collegues in Canberra. It's after a Rebels member was shot dead in Chisolm last month. Grave concerns for three Tamil men .. who've entered their fifth day on hunger strikes. They're joined by hundreds of protesters outside the Lodge to push the Rudd government to intervene in Sri

Lanka's conflict. Relief for some renters in the capital. New figures show weekly prices for homes dropped last month to 410 dollars. While for local units.. it rose 5 dollars to 4 hundred. Emergency workers face a tough clean-up after strong winds and a dust storm lashed the capital. And the Brumbies now focus on tomorrow's clash with the Bulls .. after yesterday's emotional farewell of teammate Shawn Mackay at a Sydney funeral.More at 11.

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From 9am rite next door to us in the

- right next door to us you can buy

tickets to Simon and Garfunkel. Is

that a step back in time or what?

Who is a fan here? I would go. The

Ticketek office in Sydney, the

tickets go on sale at 9am. There

will be a

will be a busker there performing

Simon and Garfunkel songs. If you

are in Sydney, take on the

challenge. If you can sing Simon and

Garfunkel songs, we want to hear

from you. Mrs Robinson, Sounds of

Silence. Wake up Little

Silence. Wake up Little Susie. You

up for the challenge? Probably not

good for me. It is one of the great

karaoke bands. They had break up

after break up after break up. In central park

central park they had 100,000 people

there. A few less here tomorrow but

we want buskers

we want buskers to come down and

sing Simon and Garfunkel for us.

Looking forward to see you. Shortly on the show - Good morning. Two months after he went missing at a Japanese ski resort, the body of Scott McKay has been found. The 27-year-old Brisbane IT manager disappeared on February 20 while walking from a nightclub back to his ski lodge. His parents are expected to fly to Niseko

to bring his body home. Receivers say a place has been found for every child whose ABC Learning daycare centre is being closed. Buyers have been found for 210 centres deemed unviable when the company collapsed. But 19 will close. Parents have been assured

they and their children aren't being abandoned.

Children

Know that there are places for every child. But up to 450 ABC Learning staff could be facing the axe. Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard denies the Government is hoping for an early election

by reintroducing the alcopops tax. Labor plans to bring back the legislation in a few weeks,

even though it was rejected by the Senate last month. The move could create a deadlock between the lower and upper houses, which would trigger a double-dissolution election. But Ms Gillard says that's not what the government wants. No, we are trying to do what we set out in the last budget to do

which was an important health measure,

an important measure about binge drinking. The Opposition and Family First are vowing to again block the tax hike. The US is calling on the international community to help crack down on Somali pirates. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has unveiled a new 4-point plan to fight piracy following a string of kidnappings off the African coast. It includes freezing pirate assets

and allowing concerned countries to prosecute them. Overnight, the French Navy detained 11 Somali pirates who tried to seize a Liberian-flagged merchant ship. In finance news:

Let's check the latest sports news

and the Aussie cricket team takes a dive. The Aussie one-day team has slipped to third behind South Africa and India in the latest rankings - our worst result since the ranking system was introduced seven years ago. Bangladesh and Zimbabwe also make the top 10. While the Proteas have a firm grip on top spot. Australia can move back up into second place with a win in tomorrow's fifth and final one-day game

against South Africa.

Aussie cyclist Robbie McEwen says he's confident his crash in a Grand Prix in Belgium this morning won't keep him out of the Tour De France. He suffered nasty cuts, a shoulder injury and concussion in the fall

but has confirmed he has no broken bones. Robbie's hoping to be back in the saddle for the Tour of Italy in three weeks. A representative from Waratahs star Timana Tahu's camp has approached the Sydney Roosters. The NRL club claims to have been told

Tahu isn't happy playing rugby union

and wouldn't rule out returning to rugby league. Parramatta and the Wests Tigers say

they'd be keen to talk to the back as well. A 6th-minute screamer from Christiano Ronaldo has seen Manchester United beat Porto 1-0

in their quarterfinal of the Champions League. He was right on target from about 38m out, scoring the only goal of the match.

Man U won 3-2 on aggregate and become the first English side to beat Porto away in 12 attempts. They'll now face Arsenal in the semifinals after the Gunners beat Villareal 3-0.

Big day for the Rip Curl Pro. Dane

Sharp

Sharp from Rip Curl has been done on

Sharp from Rip Curl has been done on

the beach. The quarter and the semis

told. It will be super Friday.

Because of the little blip in the

weather? Yes. A little more than a

metre but it will build during the

day. Let's check out the weather

with Fifi. It is much better weather

with Fifi. It is much better weather in Victoria today. It was wild and

woolie and here in St Kilda it was

woolie and here in St Kilda it was 110km/h winds. That is unheard of.

It has calmed down for the Royal

Exhibition here in Melbourne. Let's look at the forecast. Mostly fine in Brisbane with a top of 29 degrees. A fine weekend is on the way. A sunny 24 degrees for Sydney. A little cooler tomorrow

before some showers develop on Saturday. Melbourne can expect a partly cloudy day and 20 degrees. A few showers tomorrow. Fine on Saturday. But some showers back on Sunday. Mainly fine and 21 in Adelaide. The chance of showers tomorrow ahead of mild and dry weekend.

A sunny 27 degrees for Perth. 29 tomorrow. Then the chance of a thundery shower on Saturday.

Dry and mild in Canberra.

Wet and windy in Hobart. Afternoon showers and storms for Darwin.

Here at Art Melbourne there is this

fantastic art on display. I am here

in Urban Art and Street Art. The

kids who used to vandalise

kids who used to vandalise our rail

road tracks have a valid way to

express themselves. Not that we are

putting them in the same place. Not

just tagging your name. That is not

necessarily art. We got legitimate

artists here at Art Melbourne. Thank

you, Fifi. Looks great.

Coming up - relationships expert Allan Pease on how to give compliments and receive them. Plus, how toothpaste can keep your house clean, as well as your teeth! should the Government have another go at getting its alcopops tax through parliament? Sunrise is back soon.

# Within the sound of licence - silence... # Within the sound of licence -

silence...# Tomorrow on Sunrise - the Simon and Garfunkel singing challenge. Can you match the famous folk duo? Plus, Aussie actor Cameron Daddo tells us about joining the cast of '24' as the US Vice-President. And how to choose jeans that fit and suit your body type. That's Friday on Sunrise.

It is like buying swimmers, it is

It is like buying swimmers, it is

impossible. You find one, buy 10 of them. The Federal Government wants to resurrect its alcopops tax law but how far will it get? The vote will depend on the support

of Family First Senator Steve Fielding who scuttled the f