Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
Disclaimer: The Parliamentary Library does not warrant the accuracy of closed captions. These are derived automatically from the broadcaster's signal.
Sunrise -

View in ParlView

(generated from captions) This program is captioned live.

to become a mum? IVF at 66. Is this woman too old the ethics and the reality. This morning on Sunrise - Also, remember this kid?

the Great Wall of China? Dad, why did they build in strife. Now his real-life family's And...

They were always this classically

dressed women and then to become

one, what every girl dreamed of doing. So where are they now? as Ansett staff reunite Simon's there 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. Imagine being pregnant at 66. she'll be into her 70s. When that woman's son starts school, the time he goes on his first date. She'll be be 80 about at his 21st birthday party. And she'll be 87 issues the case raises, after 7:00. We'll take a closer look at the email or SMS us with your opinion. But in the meantime, Right now, it's news time with Nat. Good morning. has dismissed another opinion poll Prime Minister Kevin Rudd showing a slide in his popularity,

saying he "doesn't care". In today's Newspoll, as preferred PM to 56%. Mr Rudd has slipped six points

support has jumped 5%. Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull's

what is in opinion polls I do not care in the national interest. because my job is to act in a Nielsen poll Mr Rudd's popularity also took a hit released just yesterday. they're still piecing together Police in Western Australia say in southern Perth. what led to a double shooting to the Gypsy Jokers bikie gang Two men with suspected links after being shot in Jandakot. are in a stable condition

has more serious chest wounds. One was hit in the arm, the other

responsible for the shooting Police say they don't know who was or how many people were involved. will strike for the first time Teachers across Queensland in nine years today the lowest paid in the country. claiming they're among will walk off the job 37,000 teachers offer of a 12.5% pay increase after rejecting the Government's over three years. in place at most schools Minimal supervision will be to keep their children at home. but parents are being urged will march on State Parliament The Queensland Teachers Union this morning. is again calling on Israel US President Barack Obama as an independent state. to recognise Palestine At his first White House meeting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with newly elected to seize this opportunity for peace. President Obama urged the nation have to take seriously All the parties involved previously agreed the obligations that they've on the road map, those obligations were outlined they were discussed extensively.

just hours after revelations The meeting came a new settlement in the West Bank. Israel is planning to establish to the Hubble Space Telescope Astronauts are making final repairs before returning to earth.

and a new pointing sensor New batteries, radiation protection for the crew of 'Atlantis'. are among today's tasks will touch the telescope, It will be the last time human hands it will be set free later today. Finance shortly, with all the day's sport. but first here's Simon Reeve Storm found top gear, In the NRL overnight, the Melbourne the Raiders 46-6 completely demoralising in the final game of Round 10.

The Raiders opened the scoring as it got for the Green Machine. but that was as good Their inability to complete sets to carve up - and that they did. paved the way for the Storm

We were playing, you know, almost at

our best at the moment. Like Craig

said, there's a couple areas that

let ourselves down tonight but

certainly finished the Gail strong. to his brilliant best Billy Slater was back crossing with two impressive tries. to the Raiders' one The Storm ran in eight tries of the Storm's forwards and even some of try-scoring glory. got a rare taste the NRL is listening to its fans. And it appears afternoon footy so far this season, After the success of Sunday the possibility officials are discussing kicking off at midday. of playing a third match on Sunday, tight lipped Collingwood is remaining Peter Sidwell, but Mick Malthouse's manager, is telling anyone who'll listen. in the job beyond this season. Malthouse is keen to remain Sidwell confirmed the struggling coach's deal. talks have begun to renew and serial offender Cameron Mooney On the field tonight faces a return to the AFL Tribunal the forward's latest suspension, as Geelong look set to fight this time for striking. In the English Premier League, hair-raising experience this morning Sunderland fans could be in for a at Fratton Park against Portsmouth. to avoid the drop zone The boys are trying

can guarantee their survival. and not even a draw It's 0-0 at half-time.

England have smashed the Windies in

the second Test to take the series,

ahead of the Ashes. Thank you,

Simon, very much. Fifi is here to

give us the weather. Two days in a

row. Today I am heading off to

row. Today I am heading off to the

Gold Coast and more rain than they

have had in a month. Sunrise weather for Whereis mobile. on the Telstra Next G network. Get free maps and directions and Bundaberg Rain for Townsville and possible storm for Rockhampton. is on south-east Queensland. But the focus for the south-east coast There's a severe weather warning district, south of Sandy Cape. and the Wide Bay and Burnett strong winds and flash flooding. Expect heavy rain, Brisbane, 20 degrees. Into New South Wales - Tamworth and Newcastle. showers for Grafton, A shower or two for Sydney and 21. Mostly cloudy and 17 in Canberra. in Ballarat and Warrnambool. Mild and partly cloudy

Cloud increasing over Melbourne with top of 19 degrees. And a bite in the air for the Apple Isle. Fine and 15 in Hobart.

Dry and warm in Darwin. then sunny. A chilly start in Alice Springs,

for Coober Pedy and Port Lincoln. A mild and cloudy day

And in the west.

Sunny and warm in Broome and Karratha. Dry in Geraldton and Kalgoorlie. The good news for Perth, is showers and 23.

They had a dry spell over there.

Unseasonably warm and dry. Good to

see Perth has some rain on the way.

Maybe a taste of winter. That is unexpected. Ahead this morning - is 66 too old to become a mum? And later, advice for parents to help kids deal with some of life's most difficult issues. But next, how Tom Hanks became an Aussie bride's guardian angel during her wedding in Rome. This is Sunrise on Seven. CHEERFUL MUSIC

With its spacious and versatile interior, the new-look all-wheel drive Subaru Forester is a beautiful drive. If you knew, you'd be in a Subaru. Take a look at this.

But now they've gone even better, with two pairs from $179, including PENTAX Single Vision lenses. Any thoughts? Great. (SIGHS)

Tomorrow on Sunrise - it's official - some of the world's top scientists reckon they can add years to your life. Their formula is free of charge and rather surprising.

You'll hear it from them.

Plus, the woman who says her husband's affair was the best thing that ever happened to them. They'll both be in to explain why. There might be a new man in Cameron Diaz's life. Find out who, at 6:50. But right now Nat's got the papers. The 'Herald Sun' reveals the latest freebies for our federal MPs. They're getting taxpayer-funded counselling for work-related anxiety, depression and family problems. The program started last week just after the Budget which stripped health and family benefits. And get ready for your car to tell you how to drive. The 'Daily Telegraph' says all cars in NSW could soon be fitted with satellite-linked speed limiting devices. You'd never get another speeding ticket

because they have the speed zones programmed in. But would you be happy with a car that was speed-limited?

There would be a warning and then

actually cut out. Cruise control

depending on what zone? What do you

think, Mel? Excuse me. Have I ever

had a fine? I don't know. Although I

wonder why they build cars that go

up to 240km/h. For the autobahn in

Germany. But you got to look at that. Remember Melbourne's AFL club stripper story from yesterday? Prahran Amateur Football Club has been fined $5,000 because a stripper performed before a match. As well, team members have been ordered to attend a "respect and responsibility" program. Still on Aussie Rules, Collingwood great Lou Richards has snubbed the AFL's offer of a Lifetime Achievement Award. He says it's legend status or nothing. However, the AFL says Lou doesn't meet the criteria for legend status. But this is 'Lou the Lip' - should he get it anyway?

Playing and coaching essentially.

They don't put media people. That is

outside the criteria. Everyone in

Melbourne says - you grew up there -

what a huge influence he has been on

the game. Lieu is a one-off. No one

has given so much to the promotion

has given so much to the promotion than lieu. Do you think it should be

a case-by-case basis. And the public

opinion is behind him. What do you

think, Fifi? Absolutely. Every

Saturday morning, Sunday morning

pLou is such a part of it. He is a

pLou is such a part of it. He is a living legend. He was a player. I

think it is a bit finicky not

meeting the exact criteria. He is a

unique case and give him it. They

were going to give him a lifetime

achievement award. His daughter

respectfully declined and said her dad couldn't make it. We've got some lovely photos showing how Tom Hanks's "nice guy" image is no fake. The Adelaide 'Advertiser' says he was the guardian angel for an Aussie bride in Rome. Natalia Moore was trying to make it to the church last year but tourists and the 'Angels and Demons' film crew got in the way of her limo. So, Tom and his security team escorted her to the ceremony inside the Pantheon.

This month the happy couple was invited to attend the world premiere of the film in Rome.

And announced that they are

expecting their first child. If it

is a boy name it Tom. Isn't that

lovely? Yes. Tom Hanks and Ron

Howard are just gentlemen. A bit

like you. Exactly right. Not many of

us around. Just a couple. What sort of morning would it be without a great picture from the 'Northern Territory News'. The paper says

fishermen watched a thirsty 3m saltie slam down a stubbie. The crocodile picked up the empty bottle in its jaws and slid off into the water. Obviously, the croc doesn't know you shouldn't drink and swim.

Thank you, Nat Coming up - we know the boy, now meet his real-life family.

We'll find out why they're in trouble. Up next, though, good figures on housing warm hearts on Wall Street. We're live to New York for Kochie's finance report. This is Sunrise on Seven. (ROCK MUSIC PLAYS) To win the game, everything has to work together.

That's why the Toyota Aurion has V6 power and outstanding fuel economy and exhilarating pace with impressive handling.

The 200-kilowatt Toyota Aurion. (ELECTRIC GUITAR PLAYS 'OH, WHAT A FEELING')

In finance news - P Lou

The Dow up 235 points.

Now let's check in with Scott Wapner, a CNBC finance reporter. Scott, is the worst of the housing disaster over?

Some pretty reasonable signs that

that may be the case overnight? Yes,

we had numbers out on home builder

sentiment and it ticked up from the

prior month. First of all, the

number came in at 16. It is an

improvement on 14 last month. 15 is

considered a healthy housing market.

A couple of issues to take care of -

you got prices declining and

foreclosures which are increasing

which is affecting the supply. There

are four or five years supply of

homes on the market. There is a

considerable amount of room to go to

get it right. Home builders are

thinking we are getting closer to

defining when the bottom will be.

When it happens, anyone's guess. We

are closer if you see that sentiment

number tick higher and we are on

track to a more healthy housing

market. With the healthy number 50,

we have a considerable way to go.

Remind us how many foreclosures in a

month in America? Australia would be

staggered. I don't have the number

on the top of my head but it is a

number that is continuing to

increase. I think I read it was over

100,000 a month. It wouldn't

surprise me. I just don't have the

number on me. Talk to you tomorrow.

It is just a disaster the housing

market in the US. Checking the rest of the markets: Still ahead - with former Ansett workers Simon catches up to find out where they are now. and how parents should handle them. And later, the big issues for kids and today's weather. But next - this morning's headlines You're watching Sunrise - at almost 9,000 businesses. now giving viewers discounts to find out which ones. Just log on to our website

(EXAGGERATED MOIST SNEEZE) the way to do it. You should: CHILD: Hey, that's not

That's better. (SNEEZES)

but how much better would it be No-one likes doing the laundry

and dryer? if you had a brand new washer are giving away a prize pack Sunrise and Radiant Micro Max

worth more than $5,000. every day this week, of Radiant Micro Max detergent, It includes one year's supply washing machine, a Fisher & Paykel AquaSmart

an AeroSense dryer and $2,500 cash. the daily code word: To enter just collect to yesterday's winner: And congratulations

looking at career changes. These days there are a lot of people

truckie becoming an Avon lady? But are they as unusual as a former back for countless jobs. 59-year-old Victor Grant got knocked and suggested he have a go at it. His stepdaughter sold Avon products to 800 customers in his local area! Victor was a success, with up

career changes out there. There have to be other unusual is now nurturing pot plants? Maybe a former nurse has become a bird breeder? Or an air traffic controller Email or SMS us.

These are recession-buster

inspirations because you can change

your career. We get locked in and

afraid to change and people who do

afraid to change and people who do

go on to be a huge success. How

about you? What would you do if you

weren't doing this? I'm not

suggesting anything but if - Hang

on. Please don't email in and say

let's have a phone poll

let's have a phone poll whether

Kochie should go for a different

career. If you weren't doing this, Kochie should go for a different

what would you do? I changed from

being a finance nerd to do this.

Would you be a finance nerd? I would

love to have a bed and breakfast.

Lib and I have always wanted that.

We fell in love when we were in

England we used to love go up to the

lakes district and there was a

couple who had a bed and breakfast

and operated it for eight months a

year and then travelled. You are and operated it for eight months a

used to the early mornings. Think of an Australian version of

an Australian version of Fawlty

Towers. The guests who come in and

have a chat with you, they would be

there all day. "

there all day. "What, are you

German, are you!? German, are you!

German, are you!?" What would you

do? I don't know. I only ever been a

journo. I am quite boring really. Is

there something you would like to

do? What about a zoo keeper? I

haven't done very well because I let

a couple gorillaa - gorillas loose.

I would love to be a kindergarten

teacher. "

teacher. "Good morning, Ms Box. What

about you, Nat? I don't know. I

would be fishing and living under a would be fishing and living under a

dinghy. Let us know. Examples of big career changes.

Should it be allowed? Coming up - IVF at 66. in those energy drinks. Plus later, what's really We'll also talk to the union

in Queensland. about today's teachers' strike headlines. Here's Nat. But first let's get the news remains much more popular Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Malcolm Turnbull than Opposition Leader despite another dip in the polls. In today's Newspoll, as preferred PM to 56% Mr Rudd has slipped six points while Mr Turnbull is up 5%. is also down. Mr Rudd's satisfaction rating

A Nielsen survey released yesterday

in Mr Rudd's popularity also showed a drop of opinion polls. but he says he takes no notice are footing the bill It's claimed taxpayers

to get free counselling. for our stressed out federal MPs News Limited reports to confidential counselling all 226 politicians now have access psychology firms. provided by two corporate

$120 an hour for a similar service Most Australians would have to pay minus any Medicare rebate. has been fined $5,000 A Melbourne football club perform a pre-game show. after having a stripper

club were summonsed to a meeting Officials from the Prahran footy Association last night. with Victoria's Amateur Football As well as the fine a course on respecting women. players have been ordered to attend In a statement posted on its website the incident. the club said it deeply regrets across Queensland today Classes have been cancelled over a pay dispute. as teachers walk off the job pay increase over three years. They've said no to a 12.5% Schools need quality teachers quality remuneration rates. and quality teachers need The union says the lowest paid in the country Queensland teachers are among further industrial action. and they're not ruling out to keep their children at home. Parents have been urged

has confirmed The Sri Lankan Government has been killed. the leader of the Tamil Tigers an end to the war, The government has declared is now free of terrorism. proudly boasting the country around 250,000 civilians Aid groups are now looking to help displaced by the conflict. Now to sport, here's Simon Reeve.

David Furner has apologised to fans In the NRL, Raiders coach

at Olympic Park overnight for his side's dismal show against the Melbourne Storm. Canberra started strongly Joel Monaghan through New South Wales hopeful but then fell into a heap.

and Billy Slater, Inspired by Cooper Cronk the Storm ran in eight tries, and chalking up a 46-6 win. exposing Canberra's flimsy defence

To say it was a disappointment is an

understatement. The high standards To say it was a disappointment is an

that we hold for ourselves, it is

the case of the department and the

players was bordering on embarrassing. And Souths has had a lucky escape - the NRL says the Bunnies won't be stripped of any competition points despite their 14-man breach in Sunday's win over the Wests Tigers. Geelong will decide later this morning whether to fight Cameron Mooney's 1-match ban for striking. He was charged with striking North Melbourne's Scott Thompson. Mooney's poor record at the AFL Tribunal

means he isn't able to escape the ban with an early guilty plea. And Ben Cousins has gone under the knife overnight. The Richmond star broke a bone in his hand in Sunday's loss to Port Adelaide. He is only expected to be sidelined for a week. Sunderland fans have gone crazy at Fratton Park this morning. The boys have gone 1-0 up over Portsmouth in the English Premier League. COMMENTATOR: It's a wonderful goal! Sunderland need the win to avoid the relegation zone, not even a draw can save them.

I have an image of Vic, ding dong, " I have an image of Vic, ding dong, "Avon calling.

"Avon calling." He says he is colour

blind though so you can't ask him

about what colours go with what. But

he knows the stock. He is a hit with

the ladies. I would buy Avon

products off him. Fifi is back

products off him. Fifi is back at

Brekky Central with the weather this morning. Sunrise weather for Whereis mobile. Get free maps and directions on the Telstra Next G network. Lengthy rain periods for Brisbane and 23 degrees. There's a severe weather warning for the south-east coast so expect heavy rain, strong winds and flash-flooding. A shower or two for Sydney and 21 degrees.

There'll be more rain tomorrow and continuing through to the weekend. Cloud increasing over Melbourne and 19 today. Much the same tomorrow but becoming fine on Thursday. Adelaide should be fine with some high cloud and a top of 19 degrees. Mild and sunny for the days ahead. A shower or two for Perth and 23 today. The showers should hang around until at least Saturday. A mostly cloudy 17 for Canberra. Fine and 15 in Hobart then a bit warmer tomorrow. Dry and warm in Darwin.

I can't tell you how much trouble I

am in now. Mum rang me asking about

how I am eating and look what I got

right now sitting in front of me. We

will look after her. She will have a

bowl ofa spare Gus to even it out.

Anger is what makes the mouth work

faster than the mind. Joke of the

Day comes from Perth. Little Braith.

What is red and bad for your teeth?

A brick. That is cute. Love those

kiddie ones. Cute. Yeah. Good. She

is laughing on the inside. Coming up - the truckie who's taken up a new career as an Avon lady. And soon, Simon catches up with Ansett workers eight years on from the airline's collapse. But next, how will the Tigers go with Ben Cousins ruled out for injury? We're talking sport with the Wilsons straight after this.

When we need a car, we call Thrifty - Australia's best-valued car and truck rental. Here are the results for Round 8

of the AFL tipping. Look at that - a perfect score for the boys and girls. Let's check the NRL. There was just one game picked differently and that went to the boys.

The winning streak has come to an

end for the girls. The winning streak has come to an end for the girls.

The winning streak has come to an end for the girls. . That's opened up an even bigger lead for the boys.

The boys won't get any tips in. I

didn't think of that. Sabotage. Now here's Simon to talk sport with the Wilsons. Richmond Tigers have been dealt another blow - a day after losing a clincher to Port Adelaide, they've lost their key playmaker Ben Cousins for a week through injury. Questions continue to be asked Terry Wallace. about the future of their coach

and his sister Rebecca from Vega FM. Let's bring in the Wilsons, Jim Good morning to you both. Cousins back on the field. Jim, the Tigers only just got Now he's gone again?

Can't take a trick, can he, Simon?

He was 10 minutes into that game. He showed a lot of

showed a lot of courage to rack up

24 touches. He has the horrified

hammy and he had the operation on

the hands and had a metal plate

inserted. I must say, I feel sorry

for him on this occasion because he

was slowly but surely getting back

into it but he showed a lot of

courage with Port. It was the match

of the weekend. I do feel today

Ben Cousins. It is the comeback we of the weekend. I do feel today for

all wanted to see and make it work.

I do feel sorry for Wallace. They

were so competitive and gutsy on the

weekend and to lose your job - it is

looking like it is on the cards. I

don't think he will survive the

season. I think he will survive that

game but not the season. I think he

will get to the halfway mark of the

season. There is another board

meeting tonight. He has been there

for four years and has done zip. You

got to look at the playing list. You

talk about the coaches in rugby

league having a bad run. Look what

he has on the paddock. He is part of

that recruiting process. The buck

stops with the senior coach. He has

been there for four and a bit and he

has done nothing. We had seven

topics and this is what it is topics and this is what it is like

with the Wilsons. the Raiders overnight. Bec, the Storm annihilated to beat at the moment? Is Melbourne the team

Craig Bellamy and with the class

Johnathan Thurston, it is coming Craig Bellamy and with the class of

into Origin time and coming to the

pointy end of the season and these

guys are hot. Gee whiz, they got to

be close to being competition

favourites because they know how to

play at the pointy end of the

season. I agree. Sgl Big talk around

Melbourne, should Lou get the

legend? Yup, no doubt. He has been

fantastic. For me growing up and

listening to Lou Richards, he is

part of AFL folklore, VFL folklore.

They have to be slightly flexible

with the rules. He has to be made a

legend of the game. I think of it in

terms of kids and grandkids. I think

it would be fantastic that kids stop

at a monument and explain who that

guy was and how he made you love

VFL. If anyone can do that - the

passion that man has. I just want to

hug him. I wish he was my

grandfather. Thank you. Good luck

with the dentist today. Maybe start

with a hug for your brother. Good

luck. Thank you. Back to you. Jimmy

is having his wisdom teeth out. A

lot of people agree. Lou is a

legend. Bend the rules or change

them. I never liked him a lot but he

was a major force in the game.

Kerry. Let us know what you think Just ahead - remember this little boy? Shortly, why his family's in strife. And why you could end up with the same problem. But next, wedding bells for one 'Sex and the City' star. Nuala opens this morning's E-File after the break on Sunrise.

We're "Take a jumper, in case." We're kneepads, mouthguards and double bows. We're low-emission sedans.

We're the safety bar, not the roller-coaster. We're mowing the lawn, washing the car and walking the dog. We're half-an-hour after eating before swimming. We're "In two kilometres, turn left." We're factor 50.

Nuala's E-File brought to you by 'New Idea', for all the latest celebrity news and more. It's time for the E-File with Nuala. We hear one 'Sex and the City' star is tying the knot. Which one?

We talked about same-sex marriages

yesterday and Cynthia Nixon who

plays Miranda will walk down the

aisle with her partner Christine

Marinoni. Online blogs wonder

whether they will work this into the

storyline of the new sex sex movie. What else is happening in the entertainment word? Britney Spears is living large. The pop star reportedly spent almost $10 million last year in just under 10 months. Most of this was just spent on security.

Cameron Diaz has sparked rumours of a budding new romance. The Hollywood actress was recently spotted enjoying a lunch date with Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine. We know Farrah Fawcett has opened up her life in a new film documenting her brutal battle with cancer. Now her best friend Alana Stewart speaks out on NBC 'Today' about Farrah's reaction to the film and also how it touched the lives of so many people. It was very emotional for her, Meredith. And I think it's because it's been a very long journey, you know. Going back through it, it was probably painful. But when it was over, I said, "OK, so did you like it?" She said, "I liked it very, very, very, very, very much." It's meant a lot to me, Meredith, because I wanted it so much for her, I wanted it to be a success and I wanted it to be everything she wanted it to be. The amazing thing is yesterday I was at Whole Foods and three different women came up to me and said, "Thank you so much "and would you thank Farrah for us for doing this." They said, "It was so powerful."

And they said, "You have no idea how much it means to so many people "that she kind of bared her soul like this." And one of the women's father had died of pancreatic cancer and said, "I just wish I had known "that there were other forms of treatment out there available." Farrah's partner O'Neal said she is still showbiz through and through because she wanted to know the numbers. " numbers. "How are my numbers doing? numbers. "How are my numbers doing?" Nelson Aspen is in Hollywood with more on that. Good morning. Nelson, how close are Farrah and Alana? Whi first moved to Hollywood a few Whi first moved to Hollywood a few years ago those two were the first cougars and Farrah had been divorced cougars and Farrah had been divorced and Alana was divorced from Rod and Alana was divorced from Rod Stewart and George Hamilton. And her son married Shannen Doherty. Those two were out and about and having a high time out and about in Beverly Hills. They used to call her Alana the piranha. What is remarkable is that they stayed close like sisters not only during the good times but during the hard times and that is the kind of sisterhood that should

be el developed. There is news with

Mel Gibson? Oksana number three is

carrying his baby and she is in the

second trimester and Robyn knows all

about it. We also heard from the law

office down the hall from me office down the hall from me and he

has settled on the person who was

suing him for the Passion of the

Christ. So he doesn't have to go to

trial. That explains why everything

trial. That explains why everything happened so quickly. Thank you,

Nelson. The Oksana saga continues. Remember Kodi Smit-McPhee?

He picked up an AFI for Best Young Actor for his role in 'Romulus, My Father' opposite Eric Bana. And now he's making it big in Hollywood. He's just scored a leading role in a film starring Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron. I'll show you more at 7:40.

Stay with us, after the break - what Queensland parents need to know about today's teachers' strike. Plus the woman about to give birth at 66. Is it too old to be a mum? And Ansett staff reunited.

Oh, my God, so good to see you, 28 years, oh, my God. Find out where they are now, next on Sunrise.

(SWANS SQUAWK) (SWANS SQ A K) (SHRIEKS) (SMASH!) # Told me that you love me # That you love me... # (SQUAWKS) (SWANS HONK AND SQUAWK) VOICEOVER: Hold onto your money with AAMI Flexi-Premiums. Our new car insurance customers in NSW saved an average of $232. (SWANS HONK AND SQUAWK) SONG: # Lucky you're with AAMI. #

(GENTLE ACOUSTIC GUITAR MUSIC) KIM: There's nothing more satisfying than seeing a child come in unwell, be able to be a part of the process of making them better and being able to wave goodbye to them

when they're well enough to go home. SONG: # When trouble fills my world # You bring me peace # You calm me down... # It's a really highly skilled job these days. You're at university for three years. You learn to critically think and you learn to be able to make snap decisions. # When walls come crashing down around my feet # You light my way... # It does take an emotional toll. I've got a 7-year-old son at home myself and I do find the children that sort of tear at my heartstrings tend to be kids around my son's age. # You brought me round... # It's really great when someone says to me, "You know, I think you're a really great nurse "and I'd like to be like you one day." # So say you'll watch over me. #

to become a mum? IVF at 66. Is this woman too old This morning on Sunrise - the ethics and the reality. Also, remember this kid? Dad, why did they build the Great Wall of China? Now his real life family's in strife. Find out why. And... Watching the Ansett flight attendants, they were always these very classically dressed women,

walking really nicely and then to become one was what every girl dreamed of doing. So where are they now? Simon's there as Ansett staff reunite as this Tuesday edition of Sunrise continues. # Reach up for the sunrise... # VOICEOVER: Now back to Sunrise, live across Australia.

And speaking of getting on with a new career,

we've been talking about the truckie who became an Avon lady. Victor Grant couldn't find work and his step-daughter suggested he try selling Avon. He had up to 800 customers at one stage in his local area. You've been emailing in your crazy career changes.

Glenda says "

Glenda says "My son was a house

Glenda says "My son was a house painter and decided to become a

commercial pilot. We all thought he

was mad but he is doing well.

was mad but he is doing well." Es

tell's husband went from a butcher

to a funeral director. And Leslie

went from a midwife to a funeral

director. The soapbox is having meltdown

meltdown for career changes.

meltdown for career changes. And this one does balloon sculptures.

And Bree knows a - Bree is a

criminal lawyer and knows someone who is a criminal. Queensland parents have been told not to send their children to school today with teachers going on strike for the first time in nine years. The action is over a pay dispute. For more on this, I'm joined

by Queensland Teachers' Union President Steve Ryan. Good morning, Steve. How many schools will it affect?

1300 schools in Queensland and all

schools will be affected today and

teachers will take industrial action

today. Parents are advised to keep

their kids at home but you can send

them to school and have minimum

them to school and have minimum supervision? The minister in

Queensland says that is the case but

the post possible case would be keep

the children at home as there will

be no teaching in the schools. You

oblted 12.

oblted 12.5% over three years, is

that right? What increase are you

looking for? We want

looking for? We want salary commence

rat with other States. A senior

teacher in Queensland would be $

teacher in Queensland would be

$7,000 less than a teach

$7,000 less than a teach anywhere New South Wales. We can't accept

that offer. We need to continue to

campaign and certainly this strike

today is about sending a message to

this particular State Government

that don't listen to messages and take a strong

take a strong stance. Thank you for

your time this morning. A double shooting south of Perth is thought to be linked to the city's bikie gang war. A man in his 40s and another in his late 30s both suffered shotgun wounds during the shooting at Jandakot yesterday afternoon. One man was hit in the arm, the other has chest wounds. Police are investigating whether the men shot each other. A Melbourne football club has been fined $5,000 after it had a stripper perform a pre-game show.

Officials from the Prahran footy club were summonsed to a meeting with Victoria's Amateur Football Association last night. As well as the fine

players have been ordered to attend a course on respecting women.

Victorian Premier John Brumby says they should apologise. It is just an appalling example to set young people and to set families. The club said it deeply regrets the incident

in a statement posted on its website. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says he "doesn't care" about another opinion poll showing a slip in his popularity. Despite the Newspoll suggesting his satisfaction rating is down Mr Rudd remains well ahead of Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull as preferred PM.

In Melbourne to launch a new 40km dual rail link yesterday Kevin Rudd instinctively strapped himself in ahead of the release of another opinion poll, showing the gloss is wearing off. The Newspoll in today's 'Australian' shows Mr Rudd's satisfaction rating has slipped 6 points. His preferred prime minister result is down by the same number while support for Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull has jumped 5%. I do not care what is in opinion polls because my job is to act in the national interest.

But while voters have drifted away from Mr Rudd, Labor still posted a 1-point rise in its two-party preferred result. It comes hard on the heels of yesterday's Nielsen poll which also pointed to Mr Rudd's sliding popularity. These things go up and down.

I do not pay attention to opinion polls when they've been up, I don't pay attention to opinion polls now. Mr Rudd acknowledged some of the decisions taken in the recent Budget hadn't gone over well

but he stands by them. From time to time those decisions will be popular, from time to time those decisions will be unpopular. Astronauts are making final repairs to the Hubble Space Telescope before returning to Earth. New batteries, radiation protection and a new pointing sensor are among today's tasks for the crew of 'Atlantis'. It will be the last time human hands will touch the telescope.

It will be set free later today. In finance news:

Better than expected housing

Better than expected housing figures

may show that the housing is

improving. We will wait and see.

Petrol prices have been reasonably stable but motorists may be headed for bad news soon. For more we're joined by Craig James from CommSec. Good morning to you.

Prices look like they are going up

even though our dollar is going up?

Yes, perversely we should be happy

about the fact because it reflects

optimism about the global optimism about the global economy.

More consumers and businesses will

be buying oil. We now got the US oil

price around US$

price around US$60 a barrel. While

the Australian dollar has been going

up and it has insulated us to some

extent, it hasn't gone up enough.

What we have seen in What we have seen in the last

fortnight is that the Singapore gas price has price has risen AU$

price has risen AU$15 per barrel. We

will see gains of five cents at the

bowser. We could see something bowser. We could see something like $ bowser. We could see something like

$1. bowser. We could see something like

$1.30 to $

$1.30 to $1.

$1.30 to $1.40 in the next couple of

weeks. Thank you. Time for sport

with Simon. Collingwood is remaining tight lipped but Mick Malthouse's manager, Peter Sidwell, is telling anyone who'll listen

Malthouse is keen to remain in the job beyond this season. Sidwell confirmed talks have begun to renew the struggling coach's deal. On the field and serial offender Cameron Mooney

faces a return to the AFL Tribunal tonight as Geelong look set to fight the forward's latest suspension, this time for striking. Billy Slater and Cooper Cronk have led the Melbourne Storm to victory overnight against the Raiders. The demoralising 46-6 loss to Canberra wrapped up Heritage Round

in the NRL. The Raiders opened the scoring but that was as good as it got for the Green Machine. Their inability to complete sets paved the way for the Storm to carve up - and that they did. Billy Slater was back to his brilliant best crossing with two impressive tries. Sunderland's clash with Portsmouth at Fratton Park as turned into a nightmare for the Black Cats. After sneaking away with the lead early in the second half John Utaka produced the equaliser on the hour mark for Portsmouth.

Seven minutes later, a mistake by Ferdinand proved costly.

COMMENTATOR: And it ended up in the

back of the net and Portsmouth are

one down and he may have not the last last touch. Portsmouth put the game beyond doubt with their third, leaving Sunderland in the English Premier League danger zone. And the Chicago Black Hawks have had a close shave in the national hockey league in the US. Two team-mates got too close for comfort, a skate drawing blood from Adam Burnish. A bit of biff entertained the crowd late in the match. But in the end the Detroit Red Wings claimed a 5-2 win in game one of the Western Conference.

I am sorry. I didn't mean to - Not

at all. I just saw it for the first

time at all. That is really nasty

That could have killed him. Sliced

his jugular. Tough sport that one. I

would never play it. I would never play play hockey on

play hockey on ice Let's check in

with Fifi for the weather.

South-East Queensland has wet and

wild weather and finally some rain

for Perth as we look at today's forecast. Sunrise weather for Whereis mobile. Get free maps and directions on the Telstra Next G network. Rain for Townsville and Bundaberg and possible storm for Rockhampton. But the focus is on south-east Queensland. There's a severe weather warning for the south-east coast

and the Wide Bay and Burnett district, south of Sandy Cape. Expect heavy rain, strong winds and flash flooding. Brisbane, 20 degrees. Into New South Wales - showers for Grafton, Tamworth and Newcastle. A shower or two for Sydney and 21. Mostly cloudy and 17 in Canberra. Mild and partly cloudy in Ballarat and Warrnambool. Cloud increasing over Melbourne

with top of 19 degrees. And a bite in the air for the Apple Isle. Fine and 15 in Hobart. Dry and warm in Darwin. A chilly start in Alice Springs, then sunny. A mild and cloudy day for Coober Pedy and Port Lincoln. Adelaide should be fine with some high cloud, and a top of 19 degrees. And in the west. Sunny and warm in Broome and Karratha. Dry in Geraldton and Kalgoorlie.

The good news for Perth, is showers and 23.

I will have more weather for new

half an hour. Back to you, Mel. Thank you. How old is too old to become a mother? 66-year-old British woman Elizabeth Adeney is about to become one of the world's oldest mums.

She travelled to Ukraine for IVF and conceived using a donor egg.

Is she too old? And just how risky is it to have a baby at that age? Let's ask Dr Frank Quinn from IVF Australia. Good morning.

What do you think? The first thing

that comes to mind is how does a

that comes to mind is how does a 66-year-old conceive and the second

thing is how common is it? Answering

the first issue, a woman is born

with her eggs at birth and uses them

during her reproductive life and at

menopause it is very difficult for a

woman to conceive using her own eggs.

eggs. We do know a woman's fertility

will decline, particularly in the

late 30s. This is conceived through

a process called donor egg. A

younger woman has gone through IVF

cycle and has eggs collected and

those eggs are collected and then

her partner's sperm is her partner's sperm is used to

fertilise them, grown in the lab for

five days typically and then

transferred back into this transferred back into this

66-year-old woman. The biggest

factor affecting a woman's chance of

getting pregnant is not so much the

age of the sperm or the uterus.

age of the sperm or the uterus. It is the age of the egg. So

technically a woman could be any

age? 90?

age? 90? Very unlikely at 90 but

certainly the boundaries of will

having babies in their late 150s and

60 with donor egg is possible

60 with donor egg is possible. This

is unusual. In 9,000 babies born

through IVF

through IVF in 2006 less than 100 of

them occurred in women aged over 45.

Do we have a cutoff in Australia? We

limit treatment to 51. That is the

natural age of menopause so it seems

natural to limit it at that age. We have a graphic listing some of the most common risks.

These are the risks to the mum. What

about the baby? As long as it is a

about the baby? As long as it is a

healthy womb the baby is OK? The

mother has an increased risk of high blood

blood pressure and diabetes it needs

more intervention and monitoring and

often times early delivery. The two

big risks to the baby are premature

delivery and growth retardation.

Typically babies of older mothers

are smaller than average and those

two issues have their risks. So, you know, a

know, a baby that is born at 28, 30

weeks its brain, lucks, immune

system has not - brain, lungs,

immune system has not developed

properly. We have heard cases

similar to this one of a woman close

to the age of 70, do you to the age of 70, do you fear this

to the age of 70, do you fear this

will become a trend or a few minor

cases - not minor but not many? It

is definitely not a trend,

particularly in Australia and New

Zealand. Doctors are treating hill

with infertility and these are

sepgss - exemption - exceptions to the rule. Soon on Sunrise, Ansett flight crew share their memories of an Aussie icon. But right now here's Kochie.

You're probably familiar with the young boy who features in BigPond's TV commercials. In the ad, Brandon Fraser asks his dad why they built the Great Wall of China. Now his real-life family is wondering how building their dream home could go so wrong. Construction was well under way at Sunbury north-west of Melbourne

when the builder went bust.

They emailed us with their story. It

is a great lesson for people in

these tough times. We're joined now by Brandon, his dad Dean, mum Sandra and sister Candice.

Construction started last June.

Construction started last June. You paid $

paid $100,000 down and what

happened? What did it start to go

wrong? We noticed some problems in

October that things were at a

standstill and we knew there was a

problem when I was getting one story

and Sandra was getting another one

from the building

from the building within 24 hours.

Into is - this is a nightmare

because the builder was a franchise

of a big building company. The

franchise went into liquidation.

What will happen to your home now?

We don't know. We are waiting for

insurances and liquidators to come

in. We don't know time frames. We don't

don't know who is doing what,

don't know who is doing what, when it will happen, etc. We are sort of

like in limbo at the moment. It is

so emotional. The stress you guys

must be under with all of this.

Probably beyond words. It has been

devastating. Absolutely. Mate,

thanks for emailing in with your

story. Just hang on there. Let's see if we if we can

if we can sort it out and get some

answers for you. I know with the

building industry doing it tough,

there are others in your position. Let's get some advice from Rob Caulfield at Archicentre.

What are the key things to check are in place before building a new home? There's a standard payment schedule, isn't there?

There generally is and most people

need to make sure need to make

need to make sure before they start

kux they got the permits in place,

warranty insurance which is required

to get the permit. Make sure there

is an agreed schedule of payments so

it is clearly laid out at which

stage of the project that you pay

certain amounts of money. You need a

damages clause. If the builder is

late that there is money back to the

homeowner to compensate for delay.

Because the builder has gone into

liquidation, does that mean they can

access the liquidation? It depends

on what it is in the contract.

on what it is in the contract. They

they have gone bankrupt then they

are access to the insurance. It ol

happens if the builder is dead or

insolvent. It appears in this case

that the builder has gone bankrupt.

They are entitled to a paitout of

They are entitled to a paitout of 20% of the original contract value.

20%! If you got $

20%! If you got $400,000 contract

and the builder goes broke halfway

through so it is really important to

get the payment schedule to the

builder agreed in the first place.

With that money you are With that money you are paid out

from the insurer and what is left in

from the insurer and what is left in the contract that you haven't paid

yet you need all that money to get

it finished. We know that if you

need to get another builder to

finish what a builder has started,

it will cost more. They said their

contract included a $

contract included a $5 million

policy. The builder is a franchise

of a bigger building company. Can you go to the parent, you go to the parent, the bigger

building company and say, guys, you

got to take responsibility for it

too? It depends on what is in the

contract. I imagine it would be

between the franchise and the

homeowner in this case. If it links

the head franchise operator in the

contractor there may be a

possibility of possibility of having

possibility of having them linked too. Probably the message here is

that it will be the builder's

warranty insurance and that would

apply. Can we get the Frasers to

call you? Yes. We are getting a lot

of calls and they are worried and we

of calls and they are worried and we are anxious to help as many as are anxious to help as many as we

can. Thank you. Dean, we will pass

his details to you and see if

Archicentre can take up your case

and keep in touch with us. Thanks.

That is such a soul destroying thick

because it is a big issue, it is a

lot of money and your dream home.

For something like this to happen,

not only does it

not only does it put you under

pressure financially but on your

relationship. And the advice can

help other families too. About this time yesterday

we opened a phone poll on the call to ban cheerleaders

from footy games. When you think of flying, it's hard to forget the Ansett Airlines era. When the national icon folded in 2001,

16,000 people were left out of work. It was a bitter end but the spirit of the airline is still flying high, thanks to its former staff. Now, for the first time since the financial collapse, Ansett flight attendants have held a national reunion. Simon had the chance to go along. Simon, what do 100 flight attendants talk about when they get together?

I think there

I think there are two things here.

There is what they talk about with

the TV crew there and what they talk

about after I left. It would be

interesting to stay around after I

left. There was a lot of emotion and

a bit of champagne. Let's have a

look. These friendships forged at 30,000 feet are still rock solid on the ground, even after all this time. In fact, the Ansett family is tighter than ever.

I feel like my first question should be chicken or beef but I won't do that gag. Ansett was such a big part of life in Australia, almost more than an airline, a lifestyle to aspire to. I know for me watching Ansett flight attendants, they were classic women and then to become one was the ultimate dream job.

It was hard work, scrapping plates. I remember when I first started, a girl was over garbage bin and said, "I bet you thought it was glamorous." The lifestyle was glamorous, though, limousines.

We had amazing

We had amazing benefits. And we

stayed in the top hotels. You were

picked up by taxis and checked in. Limousines. But this seems like a very fashionable item.

Were you proud to wear it? I was

proud to wear it. I remember putting

proud to wear it. I remember putting the hat on and it was glamorous. It

was prestigious to wear that

uniform. It was lovely. Elizabeth Scott started with Ansett in 1969. They were happy times, we worked hard. Ansett looked after us, no question of that. September 2001 changed the lives of many around the world. Just as we had to come to terms with 9/11, within days we were faced with the corporate collapse of an Australian icon, Ansett Australia and its 16,000 staff. Kate, you were still with the airline when the day came. What was that like? Devastating, like going through stages of grief then hope. We could see right back in the early 90s that things were bad, there was no money.

I think it was the people who kept it going, staff and pride. Did you know of people who suicided and who couldn't cope?

A ground fellow still couldn't get

over it several years later and made

one attempt and was unsuccessful but

was so

was so you set six weeks later that

he did take his own life. A lot of

us married people in the company.

When the collapse came, it was whole

families that were out on the street

and knew nothing else.

and knew nothing else. Some work for

other airlines. Ansett led the way

and we were the creative ones. We

brought in the golden wings lounge.

We went from serving two biscuits to

serving a chicken leg by Margaret

Fulton. If someone pressed the

button and

button and you would all be back

working in three days time you

would? We would! We had such a great

time. So much emotion. That was the

thing about it. You got the ill

pregs that if they said they would

fire up Ansett again, every single

one of those women would answer the

call. I covered the Ansett story.

There was a lot of controversy

regarding the payout. They were paid

95 cents on the dollar and there are

some staff who would beg to differ.

You as the finance man, they are

continuing to realise spare parts.

Eight years on you would think if

you haven't found it in eight years.

Thanks for the update. They are

still selling parts to the planes

and getting the cash? Yes. Won't

they be a little old by now? Rusty?

Exactly right. The tyres would have worn down. Still to come - the big issues facing kids and their parents. And how to get accurate information to handle them. Plus, it's a story to inspire anyone who's out of work. Meet the truckie who's become an Avon lady. And, Mike Tyson like you've never seen him before. (SINGS) # I've been waiting for this moment # For all my life. #

That's coming up at 7:50 on Sunrise. Good morning.. Health will be the focus of an inquiry into the ACT budget today. More than half of the cash pledged is for E-Health which involves a digital network. The Committee will push Katy Gallagher to guarantee the privacy of personal medical information. It seems we're gloomier about the future... but many of us still shop for pleasure and expect to spend more money this year than last. That's according to the Eye on Canberra report out today.

We're warned to expect higher petrol prices within a fortnight as world oil prices rise. Canberrans were slugged the most nation-wide last week .. at an average of a dollar 22. Goulburn farmers will hear today how to control the quick spreading serrated tussock weed. And the Opals including Capitals Abby Bishop, Natalie Hurst and Mariana Tolo hope to win th final against China tonight..they're tied one game More at 11.

Presenting...the Platybank. It's definitely a platypus bank. 'Platybank' - trademarked and copyrighted. Call me crazy, but I still think people would rather have their monthly fees waived when they open a Commonwealth Bank Transaction Account. Are you kidding?! No-fee banking over this party animal?! (ELECTRONIC QUACKING)

(QUACKING CONTINUES) How many did we make? Today?

At Target, our kidswear is tested and tested. It's stretched, dunked, crumpled and thumped to make sure it can keep up with your kids without wearing out.

Target kidswear is quality tested to wear and wear

and wear and wear and wear... SONG: # Just be happy Na na-na-na na. # (CHILDREN LAUGH)

Sunrise brought to you by Jetstar - Australia's low-fares airline. Now flying to 10 great holiday destinations overseas. To book go to: Coming up - the former truckie now making very different deliveries

selling make-up. Plus Nuala opens this morning's E-File. But right now it is news time. Here's Nat. Queensland teachers say their strike today is regrettable but they've been left with no choice. Classes have been cancelled at state schools as teachers walk off the job over a pay dispute. They've rejected the State Government's offer of a 12.5% pay boost over three years. We need to continue to campaign and certainly this strike today is about sending a message to this particular State Government who don't listen to any other messages and teachers have taken a very strong stance. Parents have been urged to keep their children at home. It's claimed taxpayers are footing the bill for our stressed out federal MPs to get counselling. News Limited reports

all 226 politicians now have access to confidential counselling provided by two corporate psychology firms. Most Australians would have to pay $120 an hour for a similar service minus any Medicare rebate. Labor has retained its lead over the Opposition in the latest Newspoll but Kevin Rudd's popularity has taken another hit. Two-party preferred, today's Newspoll shows the Government is up one point to 56% compared with 44% for the Coalition. In the preferred PM stakes Kevin Rudd is well in front of Malcolm Turnbull but has dropped by six points. US President Barack Obama is again calling on Israel to recognise Palestine as an independent state. At his first White House meeting with newly elected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Obama urged the nation to seize this opportunity for peace. All the parties involved have to take seriously the obligations that they've previously agreed to. Those obligations were outlined on the road map, they were discussed extensively. The meeting came just hours after revelations Israel is planning to establish a new settlement in the West Bank. Prince Charles has been honoured for his environmental work with an award from his mother. The Queen has presented Charles with Britain's top gardening award - the Victoria Medal of Honour. The heir to the throne is well known for his passion for plants and commitment to green issues. In finance news: Let's check sport now with Simon Reeve. In the NRL, Raiders coach David Furner says his side won't go anywhere this season unless it gets the simple things right after last night's shocker against Melbourne. Canberra started strongly through New South Wales hopeful Joel Monaghan but then fell into a heap. and Billy Slater the Storm ran in eight tries, exposing Canberra's flimsy defence and chalking up a 46-6 win. To say it was a disappointment is an understatement. The high standards we hold for ourselves

and it's the coaching department and also the players, it was bordering on embarrassing. And Souths have had a lucky escape - the NRL says the Bunnies won't be stripped of any competition points

despite their 14-man breach in Sunday's win over the Wests Tigers. Geelong will decide later this morning whether to fight Cameron Mooney's 1-match ban for striking. He was charged with striking North Melbourne's Scott Thompson. Mooney's poor record at the AFL Tribunal means he isn't able to escape the ban with an early guilty plea. And Ben Cousins has had a plate put in his hand overnight. The Richmond star broke a bone in his hand in Sunday's loss to Port Adelaide. He is only expected to be sidelined for a week. Portsmouth has left Sunderland shattered after staging a thriller at Fratton Park this morning in the English Premier League. Sunderland was banking on the win to keep them safe from the league's relegation zone and they made a positive start. Portsmouth hit back with the equaliser an hour in and from there, they never looked back. Sunderland's woes were sealed second half substitute Armand Traore put the home side up 3-1.

Talking about Lou Richards Hall of

Fame bid. When you think of AFL, you

think of Lou. Isn't that what a

think of Lou. Isn't that what a legend is? Let's just call him

legend. Legend Lou. We should S They

are overwhelmingly supportive of

Lou. We love having Fifi here for

the weather. I do too. But not for

long. Heading to the Gold Coast

today. 40mm of rain which is more

than it has had in the past month

and it is set to continue all week. Sunrise weather for Whereis mobile. Get free maps and directions on the Telstra Next G network.

Lengthy rain periods for Brisbane and 23 degrees.

There's a severe weather warning for the south-east coast

so expect heavy rain, strong winds and flash-flooding. A shower or two for Sydney and 21 degrees. Cloud increasing over Melbourne and 19 today. Fine and 15 in Hobart then a bit warmer tomorrow. Adelaide should be fine with some high cloud and a top of 19 degrees. A shower or two for Perth and 23 today. The showers should hang around until at least Saturday.

A mostly cloudy 17 for Canberra. Dry and warm in Darwin.

Good to see some rain for Perth too

because it has been a long dry

spell. When is Canberra going to get

some decent rain? My grandmother

says it is so dry.

says it is so dry. Maybe I should go

there because rain follows me. Thanks.

Later, are energy drinks any worse than a cup of coffee? Plus soon - how you're celebrating the Season of Love. But up next - the other side to singer Fergie, which might shock you.

This is Sunrise now giving viewers discounts at almost 9,000 businesses. Just log on to ou