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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. a second-rate citizen, Mr Rudd, my son is not or do you think he is? recognising same-sex marriage. Other countries are legally and do the same. Show your leadership She's a mother on a mission. And her campaign has gone national. same-sex marriage? So should Australia legalise an all-nighter to buy Windows 7. Also, computer geeks pull and more user-friendly. It's meant to be faster, smaller, But will it live up to the hype? who preys on bank tellers. Plus, the robber But then prays with them. And first YouTube, now take a look at PetTube. most amazing animal videos We've got the world's on the Thursday edition of Sunrise. # Reach up for the sunrise... # Kochie and Mel. VOICEOVER: Live from Brekky Central,

to the big sky... # # Put your hands in Hello, and thanks for joining us. was big. You thought Nat's Pet of the Day

Pet of the World Wide Web. Wait til you see

It is fantastic, Nat has got shares

in it. I wish! Also coming up this Sunrise were filmed You know, three months of our lives that we looked up to working with a musical icon of respect for and had an enormous amount it was just so devastating. and when he left us about working with the King of Pop A young Aussie musician talks in his final days

and how she's feeling of the Michael Jackson movie. in the lead up to the release Nat has the news of this Thursday. But right now, killed in a training exercise The family of the soldier has asked for privacy with their loss. as they come to terms was shot in the head Lance Corporal Mason Edwards during a live-fire exercise military base. at South Australia's Cultana and girlfriend, Cassie, say The 30-year-old's family, and partner. he was a loved son, brother are investigating the incident. Police and military officials from shrapnel wounds. A second soldier is recovering asylum seekers has been intercepted A boat carrying 22 suspected off Australia's north coast last night. It's the 34th arrival this year and comes just one day after persuaded Indonesia Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to take 78 asylum seekers picked up at the weekend. by an Australian Customs ship They were rescued in their boat's hull. after reportedly drilling holes

moments after take-off A Sudanese cargo plane has crashed in north Dubai, killing all six people onboard. into a ball of flames The Boeing 747 erupted after take-off. after nose-diving moments a large area, Wreckage was spread over from Sharjah International Airport. just 3km to struggle taking off. Witnesses say the plane appeared of the frantic phone calls Audio tapes have been released balloon emergency. that sparked America's helium is now under investigation The Heene family over the alleged hoax. and is expected to be charged

to his knees and prayed A remorseful robber has dropped during a hold-up in the US. talking to God The gunman spent nearly 20 minutes before the teller began to cry. with a quick hug He tried to console her and $20. then stole her mobile phone Wracked with guilt, in to police the next day. the 23-year-old turned himself for millions of PC users. Microsoft has opened a new window of new interactive features Windows 7 offers an array including a touch and split screen. in Sydney, When the clock struck midnight one of the first in the world Spiro Giokaris became to own the new software. the first customer in the world I didn't actually think I'd be

to upgrade to Windows 7. today. Windows 7 officially goes on sale of millions of Australians The retirement funds than they were a year ago. are looking a lot healthier profit in September, Super funds made a 2.6% investment the seventh monthly rise in a row. has grown more than 18% In that time, the average fund the global financial crisis hit. after losing nearly 27% when On the downside, is slowing overseas earnings. the strong Aussie dollar

Good bounce back in the super funds.

Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo

produced better third quarter

results than analysts expected. The

Dow led up by bank stocks.

Took a bit of a hit

Took a bit of a hit nat as big as

expected, CBA fell by 47 cents.

Action On commodities today. Is it

cushed by the Australian dollar,

let's have a look. Well, yes, the

dollar dollar is up a bit as well. they've been in a generation. Cars are now more affordable than

33 years. That was on the back of a

good increase in car sales

yesterday. For the last quarter. with Savanth Sebastian from CommSec. To find out why, let's check in Savanth, how cheap are they?

This may surprise a lot of people,

it is cheaper now to buy a car

when it was, sort of five years ago? Yes, it is cheaper now to buy a car than

it was, sort of five years ago? Yes,

when take into account the rise in

wages it is cheaper to buy a car,

the cheapest levels in 33 years as

you mentioned. If you take the

average Ford Falcon, go back five

year it would take 36

year it would take 36 weeks of your

wages and now it is down to 30

weeks. So a strong improvement. You

can safely say the car industry has

turned a corner. Job security has

improved and budding car purchase

improved and budding car purchasers

who were put off earlier this year

are coming back into the foray. But

one thing to keep in mind is the

fact that tafrs are being cuten

January. They are being halved for

imported cars. So on a

imported cars. So on a 50,000

you can save $ you can save $$

you can save $$2,500 come the new imported cars. So on a 50,000 car

year. Plus the Australian dollar

increasing, they are going to get

cheaper and cheaper, the imported

ones. Yes, they will. See you next

time. Good to know, 33 years. For

affordability and that is good

planning for the. Buy it now, keep

it for the next 33 until they go

down. But wait for January until the

tafr cut he was just explaining. --

tariff cut. If

tariff cut. If you would stop

writing notes in the finance report

it would save you money. Well, if

you put it that way. Making notes, jotting little gems down.

Calculating. No! Very soon wile talk about sport. New South Wales now has a clear vision of the Twenty20 prize purse.

I hate it when I am sprun.

Fifi has the weather in detail when

Sunrise continues. Tomorrow, the workplace revolution. Why peak-hour traffic could be solved within five years. And Ricki-Lee Coulter. She's performing her brand new song live and talking about that racy magazine shoot. That's Sunrise, Friday. Time for sport, here's Beretts. New South Wales has sailed into the final of the Twenty20 Champions League with an emphatic 79-run win over Victoria this morning. David Warner got the Blues off to another lightning start smashing 48 off just 25 balls. Opening partner Phil Hughes was on fire as well hitting 36 as the Blues amassed 7/169. Simon Katich sprung a surprise by opening the bowling with Nathan Hauritz and it paid off immediately. COMMENTATOR: Bowled him!

Around the legs. So the decision to start with Nathan Hauritz has done the trick. The Bushrangers finished the run chase at 9/90. Queensland has cruised to a comprehensive 6-wicket win over South Australia in the Ford Ranger Cup overnight. A 141-run opening stand from Chris Hartley and Ryan Broad ensured the Bulls had no trouble chasing down the 184-runs required for victory. Melbourne Demons president Jim Stynes has declared he's hopeful of conquering cancer by the end of next month. Sporting a new buzz-cut Stynes choked back tears after receiving a standing ovation from the 800-strong crowd at the Demons' best-and-fairest count. Hard not to notice the nude nut. I was hoping to come with a number 2

but it got ahead of me yesterday. Started falling out so I said, "Oh well, there we go". Stynes is hoping his next session of radiation therapy in November will be his last. Wallabies centre Ryan Cross has emerged as the likely candidate to replace Stirling Mortlock for Saturday week's Bledisloe Cup Test in Tokyo. Cross is keen to make the number 13 jersey his own while veteran flanker George Smith is fighting to hold his spot in the team. Smith is one of the finalists for tonight's John Eales Medal. 24-year-old Sydneysider Con Karakatsanis will tackle the cream of Australia's training talent when he saddles up Black Pirhana in Saturday's $3 million Cox Plate. The gelding will be ridden by 20-year-old Tye Angland - a former rodeo rider. Meantime, Ballarat mare Leica Ding is on the cusp of earning a Melbourne Cup start after victory in yesterday's Geelong Cup.

Boy, one of the toughest Geelong

cups to tip yesterday. How did you

go? Mine is still running. How did

your mum go. Pipped at the line for

second place. Almost made it three

Geelong Cup winners in three years.

She is an absolute freak. You keep

bagging her. I really defended you

yesterday, seeing see how it plays

out. She is very good and I am not.

Dead right, we are taking her tips

for the Spring Carnival, ladies and

gentlemen. A good move. Weather time now, and Fifi's checking out HMAS 'Newcastle' in Sydney this morning.

Good morning, yes, the HMAS

'Newcastle' just docked behind me,

dejust arrived. I am here adGarden

Island because this Sunday there is

an open day. Entry is free, everyone

is welcome. The HMASManoura and

Newcastle areer are here. First up, I want to

I want to bring you today's weather. Sunrise weather brought to you by Claratyne so you can stay one step ahead of allergies and live Claratyne clear.

Today I have never been on one of

the ships so very exciting for me.

Looking forward to meeting the

commanding officer shortly. Will

speak with him in half an hour so I

will be on my best behaviour.

Absolutely M.

Absolutely will be on my best behaviour.

Absolutely! A man in uniform coming

your way. She excited. Ahead, the mum who's launched a TV campaign fighting for her son's right to marry. And the workplace banning food from the office to keep the new carpet clean.

Go hungry, but the carpet looks

lovely. Keep the plastic on the

chairs. But after the break,

your first look at Nicole Richie's son, Sparrow.

Nelson has the photo when we crack open the E-File. Rfrn The E-File on Sunrise with the all-original Nelson Aspen brought to you by 'New Idea', for all the latest celebrity news and more. Nicole Richie has released the first photo of her baby son. Sparrow James Midnight Madden is just six weeks old. To find out how the young family is doing, let's go to Nelson Aspen in Hollywood. Nelson, does young Sparrow look well?

Well, I guess, he is still in the nest but

nest but he is only six weeks old.

He is a cutie. Look at him,

adorable. Nicole looks healthy and

happy. He is a little peanut. There

he he is on the inset photo with the

older child, Harlow. She said she is

glad she had a girl before a boy

because Harlow loves him so much. To

prove how far Nicole has come from prove how far Nicole has come prove how far Nicole has come from

her reality TV days with Paris Hilton, "

Hilton, "The only thing you want for

your kids is to be healthy and hap I

am right where I belong." Good on

them. They sound like a lovely happy

family unit. Very good. Can with

grandpa lienal. Nobody is making fun

of them. She had the baby in the

stroller, nobody is giving flack

about the name Sparrow. about the name

about the nameSparrow. We have got

balloon boy, Falcon to worry

balloon boy, Falcon to worry about. A lot of mystery has surrounded the timing of Roman Polanski's arrest in Switzerland last month. It's been revealed who instigated the operation.

Yes, the Associated Press has

revealed an e-mail and fax trail

between the Swiss authorities and

the US. So many have asked if Roman

Polanski had a home in Switzerland

why didn't they get him sooner? She

he was travelling back and forth

throughout the European community at

will but he was there to attend a

film festival where he was going to

receive an honour. There was

receive an honour. There was much

publicity and advance notice there

was time to put together the due

process and protocol so there was no

way to slip through the fingers. The

Swiss authorities contacted the US,

do you want us to get the warrant?

Yes. And they were able to do it.

There was no loop hole left open.

They said the appeals that they are

allowing Roman Polanski to make, it

can add to the extradition process

and it could take months before he

gets back to the US. When and if he

does, he could face additional

penalty for jumping bail. The thing

I don't know with the film festival

thing, there wl it was part of the

bait or whether it was just actually

a genuine film festival offerering

an honour and accolade to show up as

opposed to being bait. For most

other people, you watch 'Border Security' on

Security' on Seven, we nab the bad

guys quick, we don't need to set up

a sting operation. We all know

a sting operation. We all know how Roman Polanski seems to be attracted

to jail bait, boom, boom. Has he

said anything? He has been living,

waiting for this moment, I wonder

for how long? 30 years. He has

talked about the case in the past.

With reflections of that. But no, he

is only speaking through his lawyer.

We saw his wife back in France go

after a video paparazzi, so he is

feeling the stres back in France as

well. Now, Matt Damon is worried

about violence in movies, who is

pretty violent in the Bourne trilogy

I was making a list, 'Saving Private

Ryan', fair enough a historical

thing but he says he turns down

scripts quite often with they

contain gratuitous violence but the

Bourne trilogy,

Bourne trilogy,x I guess is more

justified. He doesn't want to do

violence that will encourage people

to act out violently. Maybe he

should do a family film. Be violent

with badies but

with badies but no-one else. Like Batman. After the break, this morning's news, sport and weather together. Then, will Windows 7 live up to expectations? And the world's most amazing videos of pets.

The man behind the internet sensation joins us, later on Sunrise.

Are you sick of sleeping in on

Sundays? I am. Join us for breakfast

every Sunday morning. On the menu,

all your news, views, entertainment

and served with a dollop of fun.

With Andrew and Sam. I hope it is a

rocket-launcher. Andrew and Simon.

Have o cold shower now. It best way

to start your Sundays. Lovely to gin

you this weekend. Weekend you this weekend. 'Weekend Sunrise',

you this weekend. 'Weekend Sunrise', every Sundayb 7am. Ahead this Sunrise - the new campaign, fighting to have same-sex marriage legalised.

And would you have the courage to jump on a plane with no real idea of where you were going? We'll meet two Aussie women doing just that.

But first it's over to Nat for the 6:30 update.

They are going to flee and escape on

adventure, Thelma and Louise style.

They will come home first. The Defence Force has released photos of Lance Corporal Mason Edwards

who was accidentally shot dead during a training exercise in South Australia. The 30-year-old is being remembered as an outstanding soldier and a stickler for safety. His family has requested privacy as they deal with their grief. A psychologist is at the Cultana Army Base to counsel the soldier's close-knit unit. I encourage them to be there for each other as they deal with this tragic circumstance. The Defence Force is standing by its policy of using live ammunition for training. One of Australia's most notorious prison escapees is a prime suspect in the murder of a Melbourne standover man. Brian Kane was shot dead at the Quarry Hotel on Lygon Street 27 years ago. Police have reopened the investigation which reportedly centres on Sydney prison escapee Russell 'Mad Dog' Cox and another man who can't be identified. There are people in the organised-crime community or on the fringe of it that are capable of providing information about this crime.

Police are offering a $100,000 reward. More New South Wales firefighters will arrive in Queensland today to help the State battle its bushfire emergency. Fires have been burning in Queensland for 26 days straight. Above Bundaberg, it's evident just how close the flames came to many homes.

It also shows the extraordinary effort by firefighting crews - three quarters of whom are volunteers. The 34 relief firefighters from New South Wales join more than 60 others who arrived on Monday. The only surviving British flag from the Battle of Trafalgar has sold for a record $686,000. The Union Jack flew on HMS 'Spahrteeyt' the historic battle 204 years ago. It's littered with holes, and still smells of gunpowder. The flag was put up for auction by Australian-based descendants of a lieutenant who fought in the battle.

It was only expected to fetch $ It was only expected to fetch $27,000. Time for sport, here's Beretts. New South Wales has cruised into the final of the Twenty20 Champions League with a 79-run win over Victoria. Set 170 for victory the Bushrangers slumped to 3/6 in the early stages and couldn't recover. Unlikely opening bowler Nathan Hauritz set the tone dismissing both Victorian openers for ducks.

And it is a disastrous start here

for Victoria. We knew early it was

going turn with the new ball and we

were lucky enough to pick up a few

early ones. Earlier, the Blues got off to a flyer courtesy of David Warner and Phil Hughes. Warner thumped 48 off 25 balls and Hughes finished with 36 as the Blues amassed 4/169. Fitness will play a key part at the V8 Supercar's Gold Coast round this weekend with searing track temperatures and burning engines set to push drivers to the limit. The drivers took it easy with a game of beach volleyball yesterday but they're preparing to sweat it out as track temperatures top the 50 degrees.

You cramp and you lose, roughly two,

2 to 3 kilos a day. But as long as

you hydrate before the race, our

recovery process is pretty

scientific now I guess. A cavalcade of transporters has already hit the Gold Coast with millions of dollars worth of V8 Supercars and parts. Anthony Mundine has set up a rematch with Daniel Geal after disposing of Alejandro Falliga in Launceston overnight. Mundine scored a unanimous points win over the Argentinean frustrated him all night by constantly retreating. Tasmanian-born Geal was impressive on the undercard

winning every round against Brazilian Samir Dos Santos Barbosa. And Manchester United has snatched a late win over Russian side CSKA Moscow in the Champions League this morning. A late strike from Antonio Valencia secured the points for United four minutes from the final whistle.

There you go. Thank you, Beretts.

Now, it is all smooth sailing for

our Fifi this morning. She is on

board? What are you on board of? The

'Newcastle'? Yes, the HMAS

'Newcastle', it just docked

'Newcastle', it just docked at Garden Island from Brisbane. I

jumped on board and found commanding

officer Justin Jones. Thank you for

having me on board. You have come

from Brissie and I noticed as the

ship was approaching, there are lots

of, I would say, ordinary people on

it. I thought you would be in

uniform but drz a family cruise?

Atize indeed. We try to do one every

year and we just finished a family

cruise from Brisbane to Sydney

cruise from Brisbane to Sydney and we had 38 families on board, ranging

from grand mothers to parents to

spouses, wives, and children. I

think that is a wonderful thing to

do. It has been pretty good. Can I

just point out here in the command

centre, can I just show everyone the

steering wheel? This just shocked me.

steering wheel? This just shocked me. This little steering wheel. That

is it. No! That is right? Sure is,

yes

is it. No! That is right? Sure is, yes you can steer the ship with your

pinky. Let's not let the enemy find

out, it is very, very small. Can I

flick some buttons. If I just flick

that. High-pitched alarm sounds) Who

knew I would have this much fun in the

So, Mel and Kochie, my tour of

So, Mel and Kochie, my tour of the HMAS 'Newcastle' has just begun. We

will show you far more from the ship

but do remember, this Sunday, 10 to

4, an open day, everyone is welcome and you

and you can what happens. You can

even come and play with the wheel.

Is that okay. Yes. A few buttons, we

are getting reports of a missile

hitting down-town Sydney but that is

fine. That is good, I will stay away

from it. Thought of the day, I like

this one, Debbie in Queensland, thank you. thank you., " thank you., "Inside every older

person is an older person wondering

what the hell happened." Yep. Joke

comes from Kim, two men were walking

home from a party and decided to

take a short cut through the

cemetery just for laughs. Right in

the middle they were started by the

tapping (taps) coming from the misty

shadows. It was Midnight, trembling

with fear they found an old man with

a hammer and a chisel chipping away

at a headstone. They said, " at a headstone. They said, "Mr! You

scared us haf to death. We

scared us haf to death. We thought you were a ghost. What are you doing

here so late at night?

here so late at night?." And he said, " said, "They misspelled my name."

Boy, it is all in the telling. I

want to know when you read to

Matilda, are you like that? Yes, all

my kids say that. I love reading

stories, you take on the character,

Captain Sparrow. That was Captain

Feathersword. Don't get them mixed up. Coming up - what does the launch of Windows 7 mean for PC users? And the workplace banning food from the office, to keep the new carpet clean.

Nat is fair enough and you Nat is fair enough and you keep the

plastic on the lounge sweet, did

your grandmother do that? No. It was a cracker. But after the break - finding the courage to pack up your life

and travel the world.

And do it all without any plans.

Look at the light, look at the

hot-air balloons. Sunny and 21 for Melbourne. At the moment, 11

degrees. In this hurly-burly world

of political correctness and being

told what to do, have you thought of

walking away from it all, heading

overseas for a destination unknown, Thelma and Louise Our next two guests have decided to do exactly that. They're following their hearts wherever they lead for the next four months.

We are so jealous! Natalie Smith and Louise Kaloudis join us now from Sydney Airport. Good morning.

We are so green doing this

interview. Tell us about this

adventure and why you both decided

to just pack up and go? Well I think

it started from a feeling there is

more to life. A lot of people get

that and it built from there. To me,

it is so annoying, I have to go and

do it. I can't do anything else. I

have to do it. Natalie, you are not

married, Louise, you are, no kids.

What does hubby think of all

What does hubby think of all this St. The edited version? No, he is

very supportive. Now, the unedited

version? We won't go dollar. No,

version? We won't go dollar. No, he has been great. It is something that

has grown organically over the last

12 month or so. It was set, I guess

about six month ago. I have got a

great relationship with my husband,

because we don't have children we

are great mates as well. So it

helps. He has known all the way what

my thoughts are and where we are

planning on heading, and that is out

of Australia. So the reality is

starting to hit everybody. Totally!

But he is good, he is really good.

What you have done is planning on

going for four month. All you

planned is you want to end up at the

carnival in Rie in four month from

now. You are going in after we speak

to see what flight leaves from gate

27, the first flight after midday.

Correct. Do you have any idea

Correct. Do you have any idea what it is? No, a great mystery. Wow! It

is Hard standing out here not

knowing. You will just rock up and

buy the ticket. What about visas I

know it is very practical. We do

need to be a little practical as

well. We have done a lot of research

and a whole list of what the visa

requirements are so we can look it

up and work around it. If the first

flight out requires a visa will you

delay it and get one or go somewhere

else We will decide. It is what the

whole show is about. It is going to

be a test to stay in our hearts and stay in the

stay in the present and go, " stay in the present and go, "What do

we do now?

we do now?." You two rebels. What is

everyone saying? Do you love Thelma

and Louise rr, the movie am Yes,

Thelma and Nat. Hey! I want to be

Louise. We are lucky. We supportive

friends and fam who want to help. It

didn't come into our minds until

people starting to referring to

Thelma and Louise and it happens to

be Natalie and Louise. We are very

lucky. You find Brad Pitt on the

way. How do you pack? A bikini or

thermals? If you don't know where

you are going, I am being a girl

here have you covered all basis or

you have got everything? We have

everything for for every climate. We

don't know where we are going to go.

Girls, good luck, when you walk in,

can you text message us and tell us

where you are headed when you go

into the terminal? Before we go, can

I just mention quickly, people who

are interested in following us we

have a Facebook page, the eternal

journey and also on Twitter. Please

follow us. Anybody who wants to make

donations we gratefully accept them.

It will be really helpful. Well

done, we will be following you.

Thank you so much. Alright, in you

go. Goodbye! Natalie is a former

federal police officer too so they

have got everything covered. Would

you do it? Would you do it? You

packed up the family and went but

you took everybody. You took the

family. It was good. Probably

wouldn't do it myself but I got to

say, the six months away was the

best thing we have ever done in our

lives. The kids thought that too.

They were still at school. It is

amazing how everyone said, "

amazing how everyone said, "I would

love to do that." It was quite easy

to do. Everyone is a bit scared of

what everyone would think but if you give what everyone would think but if you

give everyone plenty of notice, it

is great. You and o talked about it

yesterday. I talked about with my

girlfriend, I would take my hubby, I

wouldn't want a big adventure

without him. Wouldn't you dream

about it? Dp you have done it, how

did it turn out, some of your

adventures. If we are not here tomorrow... Shortly - a mum explains why she's fighting for her gay son to be allowed to marry. And later, the dangers of superbugs and how you can protect your family. But next on Sunrise, how much praise is too much praise? The expert who says telling you're kids they're good, is bad. When we need a car, we call Thrifty - Australia's best-valued car and truck rental. This is young Mitchell on his horse, Captain. For sending in our Pet of the Day, we're sending you a $250 gift voucher for Pet Stock. To see what Mum can buy for Captain and for more deals from Calatlogue Central, just head to the Sunrise website.

He is smiling. Captain looks like

one of my tips actually. Captain is way faster. A commercial doing the rounds of the TV networks has raised a few eyebrows. You may have seen it. It features a mum who wants her gay son to have the right to marry.

I am the proud mother of two sons,

the eldest gay, the youngest

straight. My gay son should have the

same right as his brother including

marying the person he loves. A

recent national opinion poll showed

60 purse of Australians believed the

same sex couples should have the

right. Mr Rudd, my son is not a

second-rate citizen or do you think

he is. Other countries are

legalising same-sex marriage, do the

same and show leadership. Here name Her name is Shelley Argent. We'll meet her after 7:00 because we'd like to know what pushed her to do it. And how her son feels about it. We'd also like to know what you think. Does the commercial have an impact? Email or SMS us.

is Shelley It just brings home the

every day families that deal with

this issue all the time, she is a

perfect example of someone fighting

for that right, I think. Especially

given her son doesn't have a

partner, so she is

partner, so she is doing it for the

greater. She is President of

greater. She is President of the parents and partners of gay people's

association, or whatever it is

called. Good on her. Speaking of children, an American expert has warned praising kids can backfire. She says research has found too much praise could lead to performance anxiety and reduced motivation. Many psychologists are concerned children are generally praised too much.

They say there's too much emphasis on winning, so if children don't win they give up. This has come up before on the soapbox. Do we praise children too much these days? Share your opinions with us.

Thought one of the quotes hat is

interesting they don't like the way

every child Windows 7 as prize at

parties. Some sporting teams give

every child a prize and every

student gets a prize every week.

There is a certain quota every term.

I agree, it doesn't mean as much to

the kids. They have got a pretty

good dmkter of when they are being

fed a line. They know if they are

better than the kid next door.

Everybody is good at something.

Don't you think it will scar them if

life to be a loser. Don't you think

that everybody should get a prize?

What about about self esteem issues.

Who cares? I played netball for how

many years and I got one trophy for

best and fairest. I knew where

wouldn't play. You were rubbish. You

are showing about it now, that you

are talking about it if you got it

back then you wouldn't have the

scar. It starts with pass the

parcel, every kid has to get a

price. Is it different praising our

kids. The positive reinforcement,

people go overboard and they praise

all day long. To real down side you take all day long. To real down side you take all day long. To real down side you

take kids who are brilliant and

bring them back to the group. Isn't

it more important to bring the

others up? If you can, great but not

everybody has the sameability and

tagant. You are way too harsh. I am surpriseism. Now where are you having lunch today? Are you dining 'aldesko' at work? Deadlines force many of us to grab a bite without leaving the office. But Australia Post has been accused of banning workers from drinking coffee or eating at their desks, at the new HQ in central Melbourne.

Put that back there. The union reckons Australia Post is worried about

spillage on the new carpet,

Don't look down! but postal bosses deny the claim. In any case, this got us thinking about strange workplace rules.

What's the best one you've heard?

That doesn't work here. We have

spilled a lot. Taking toilet paper

to work, I have heard of it in the

past. Not here. Or not having a

birthday cake. Because the

birthday cake. Because the candlesx you know, are an OH & S health

issue. No! Yes, it happens here. No,

it is because we didn't want to buy

you a birthday cake. No birthday

cakes in here in case we burn

ourself. Is it a fire hazard in the

studio. No flamen' idea. Remember

when we tried to have the wading

pool with that much water, the

occupational health and safety

person thought someone would drown.

If the OH & S officer is watching,

sorry. No, get a life. They said it,

not me. After the break, Nat's got the news, and Fifi has the weather.

The dramatic phone call that sparked

an emergency. Rrb and the robber who

prays on bank tellers.

But then preys with them. When

Sunrise continues. Mr Rudd, my son is not a second-rate citizen, or do you think he is? Other countries are legally recognising same-sex marriage. Show your leadership and do the same. She's a mother on a mission. And her campaign has gone national.

So should Australia legalise same-sex marriage? Also, computer geeks pull an all-nighter to buy Windows 7. It's meant to be faster, smaller and more user-friendly.

But will Windows 7 live up to the hype? Plus, the robber who preys on bank tellers but then prays with them. And first, YouTube. Now take a look at PetTube. We've got the world's most amazing animal videos as this Thursday edition of Sunrise continues. Right now though, it's news time with Nat. Grieving comrades of Australian war veteran Mason Edwards will be questioned over his death before being deployed to Afghanistan. The 30-year-old Lance Corporal is today being remembered as an outstanding soldier. Defence chiefs admit the live-fire training exercise was dangerous, but necessary. Ultimately, it is the use of live ammunition in these scenarios which gives them confidence to know that they can react in Afghanistan. But as another fallen digger is mourned a Sydney sheik has been charged with taunting Aussie war widows. Muslim cleric Sheik Haron is accused hand delivering one letter to Brett Till's wife at his funeral, calling him a murderer. Another boat carrying suspected asylum seekers has been intercepted off Australia's north coast. The boat, with 22 passengers and 2 crew onboard, was found near Ashmore Island. They'll be taken to Christmas Island. It's the 34th boat arrival this year. There has to be an urgent series of actions take place to save lives to restore border security and to give those who are most in need a chance. Meanwhile, the 78 asylum seekers rescued by an Australian Customs ship last weekend will be taken to an Indonesian port today. The Immigration Minister denies it's a similar approach to the notorious Pacific Solution. It was part of a suite of measures which the Howard Government introduced to punish people, to make it uncomfortable for them, to hurt them. This is about an arrangement a regional framework. The Minister did not deny reports that Jakarta would be offered incentives to intercept boats heading to Australia. A company which runs shopping centres in every State is facing legal action after allegedly trying to hide that it was in the red by $2 billion. Eight senior managers at Centro could be banned from Australian boardrooms for their alleged roles in falsely signing off on the short-term debt. When the company admitted in 2007 that it was in financial trouble,

its share price plunged from $5 to just 5 cents. The retirement funds of millions of Australians

are looking a lot healthier than they were a year ago. Super funds made a 2.6% investment profit in September, the seventh monthly rise in a row. In that time the average fund has grown more than 18% after losing nearly 27% when the global financial crisis hit. Of course, I'm not in the business of predicting

how long it will take to return to the levels that superannuation had before but the trend is positive. The signs are positive and that's the main thing. On the downside, the strong Aussie dollar

is curbing returns from overseas earnings. Nicole Kidman is on the world stage this morning, but this time she's appearing before a committee of the US Congress. A short time ago, the Oscar-winning Australian actor made her entrance. She's part of a delegation giving evidence on violence against women. Violence against women and girls is perhaps the most systematic, widespread human rights violation in the world. It recognises no borders, no race, or class. Kidman is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Development Fund for Women.

Frantic emergency phone calls have been released

of the couple accused of staging America's balloon hoax. The tapes reveal the lengths the Heene family went to to convince authorities of their plot.

The Larimer County sheriff says it was quite a performance.

My daughter had told me earlier

when school had started that Falcon said he had a space ship. She didn't believe it, though, until she actually saw it flying. I was so worried I was that going to have to explain to my kids that something horrible happened to their friend and that's not fair. Originally Richard Heene wanted to go into comedy but his fellow comedians say his obsession with being a reality TV star took over.

He was always looking for this kind of thing, you know, he was always wanting a big moment. And he got it. But as the company that sold Richard Heene the helium to launch his alleged hoax came to pick up their empty tanks, a deflated Richard Heene he could only stand by and watch.

He wanted fame - he got notoriety.

Parents are being urged not to force their children to eat everything on their plate at mealtime.

New Government guidelines have been released advising parents on the correct daily food portions for children under five. It recommends three meals and two snacks a day and to keep takeaway food to a minimum. The guidelines also recommend one year olds have at least three hours of active play a day. Microsoft is hoping its latest software stands up

to some stiff competition from powerhouse Apple and the global recession. In Sydney, tech-heads stayed up all night to get their hands on the first Windows 7 technology. For Spiro Giokaris it was worth the wait. I didn't actually think I'd be the first customer in the world to upgrade to Windows 7, its exciting. As the clock struck midnight

the highly anticipated Windows 7 went on sale. It's going to revolutionise everything for us cause its going to put up our sales by 30%. Don't you think that's good?

After receiving feedback from more than 8 million PC users around the world, Microsoft saw a window of opportunity. It really is taking the PC and simplifying it, making it faster and more reliable. And more touchy-feely. You're actually able to touch the screen and manipulate the documents, the operating system, music and everything. Windows 7 also promises to move things to the fast lane. The new software will be available in more than 70 countries around the world from today. Doesn't get more exciting than that, I'm excited.

The Dow closed 28 points weaker.

Time for sport, here's Beretts. New South Wales has sailed into the final

of the Twenty20 Champions League with an emphatic 79-run win over Victoria this morning. David Warner got the Blues off to another lightning start smashing 48 off just 25 balls. Opening partner Phil Hughes was on fire as well hitting 36 as the Blues amassed 7/169. Simon Katich sprung a surprise by opening with Nathan Hauritz and it paid off immediately. COMMENTATOR: Bowled him! Around the legs. So the decision to start with Nathan Hauritz has done the trick. The Bushrangers finished the run chase at 9/90. Melbourne Demons president Jim Stynes has declared he's hopeful of conquering cancer by the end of next month. Sporting a new buzz-cut, Stynes choked back tears after receiving a standing ovation from the 800-strong crowd at the Demons best-and-fairest count.

Hard not to notice the nude nut. I was hoping to come with a number 2 but it got ahead of me yesterday. Started falling out so I said, "Oh well, there we go". Stynes is hoping his next session of radiation therapy in November will be his last. 24-year-old Sydney-sider Con Karakatsanis will tackle the cream of Australia's training talent

when he saddles up Black Pirhana in Saturday's $3 million Cox Plate. The gelding will be ridden by 20-year-old Ty Angland

a former rodeo rider. Meantime, Ballarat mare Leica Ding is on the cusp of earning a Melbourne Cup start after victory in yesterday's Geelong Cup. Teenaged sailor Jessica Watson has begun day six of her around-the-world record attempt. The 16-year-old is a little over 300 nautical miles

into trying to become the youngest person to sail solo

and unassisted around the world. She's headed towards northern New Zealand. before turning towards Fiji. Watson has more than 22,000 nautical miles to go.

That is daunting. We will see you

shortly. We are shortly. We are just getting shortly. We are just getting reports

in there has been an explosion,

Chelsy heights in Melbourne, Dunscam

place, two houses have been damaged

and others evacuate said after a

plumb's van has exploded and burst

into flames. Fireies and police are

there investigating the scene.

No-one has been injured in the

blast, which is the main thing but

two houses damages after two houses damages after a vehicle

exploded in Chelsy Heights. Wewill

bring you more detames as we find

out. Now let's check in with Fifi

out. Now let's check in with Fifi at Lance Corporal Mason Edwards? Yes, been

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and aircraft. Tim, let's get the GMT

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with more weather details. That is

amazing, see

amazing, see you soon. Our next guest is a mother on a mission. Shelley Argent wants her gay son to have the right to marry.

Now she's going to extreme lengths to be heard,

starring in her own TV commercial.

I am the proud mother of two sons, the

the eldest gay, the youngest

straight. My gay son should have the

same right as his brother including

marying the person he lovers. A

recent national opinion poll showed

60 per cent of Australians believed

same sex couples should have the

right. Mr Rudd, my son is not a

second-rate citizen or do you think

he is? Other countries are recognising same-sex

recognising same-sex marriages, show

leadership and do the same. , Shelley Argent is the national spokesperson for Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. And she joins us now. Good morning. What response have you had to this commercial?

I Big step, forget writeing to I Big step, forget writeing to the p.m. I Big step, forget writeing to the

p.m., tell us why you have taken

such an extreme step in your

campaign? Well because I think it is

something that needs to come out

into the open. It is a thing, when I

talk to people about same-sex

ishuse, people go, "

ishuse, people go, "I thought they

would have rights." And I go, " would have rights." And I go, "No."

So people are stunned when they find

out about the lack of rights they

have. It is only late 2008

have. It is only late 2008 when Kevin Rudd introduced or removed the

economic discrimination that that at

least did give them some rights

least did give them some rights but it is still with the disallowing of

it is still with the disallowing of marriage or any kind of relationship recognition, federally,

recognition, federal, it it

recognition, federal, it it is

telling my son and dh gay community

they are second rate and my son and

the gay community are second rate.

Have you had a response from the

government? Absolute silence. And

supporters? Yes, where am told

supporters? Yes, where am told there is a lot of positive response. It is just, also, too, just, also, too, what I

just, also, too, what I thought would be a good dwride get this out

and make it more an awareness

campaign and make people aware of

the issues. What does your son

think? Did you tell him you were

going to do it before you did it?

Yes, I did tell him but I didn't

ask, I told him. He is also very

supportive because he is quite pleased I

pleased I am working to get him the

equal rights he

equal rights he deserves. What about

your oldest son is and your husband?

I have got very supportive friends

and very supportive family. Do you

think it will ever, do you think the

law will change in your life time?

In my life time in your son's life

time? Yes, absolutely I do. Because

when we had John when we had John Howard in

government, I mean there was

absolutely nothing. When Kevin Rudd

came in within the year, they had

the removal of the economic

discrimnition. But I think

discrimnition. But I think what Kevin Rudd and other government

leaders, especially the federal

leaders need to know the jen rp

population are in favour of same-sex

marriage and they need to listen to

the general population, not the general population, not just

insqueaky minority who want to keep

the lesbian and gay community

oppressed. Please take this in the

way I mean it, do you think by you

being a lovely, normal regular mum,

and I mean that nicely, doing this

campaign will make a difference?

Well, I hope so. Because what it

does is show that I am just an every

day mother and we are an every day mother and we are an every day

family, as I have calculated, there

is like one in five families have a

lesbian or gay family member,

whether the bulk of the family know

it or not. So it is not a rarity to

be lesbian or gay and these people

need rights. The same as anybody

else. They have the same careers,

community spirit, you know, they are

law-abiding citizens, why law-abiding citizens, why not? Well,

you are a good mum. Shelley, it is

lovely to talk touous. Let us know

how you go, especially if you get any response from the government.

Thank you, goodbye. In the world of computers, Mac has its fans - like me. But the reality is most machines run on Windows

90 per cent of computers are Windows based.

and a brand new version went on sale at midnight. Windows 7 is supposed to be faster, smaller and easier to use. Our Gadget Guy Pete Blasina has been trying it out. Good morning.

Our geek is trying it out, I mean

geek in the nicest way. Is it better

than Vista? It is, it is what Vista

should have been when it was

launched. It is built from launched. It is built from the

ground up, a lot of impet from end

users. When people use it, they will

be impressed. It is lighter. I want

to show you some of the things that

are simpler to do and some of the things you

things you can't do on the Mac. Our

desk top gets cluttered with so many

windows open. How do they solve it

in Let's do desk top peak, in in Let's do desk top peak, in the

bottom right hand corner we can see all bottom right hand corner we can see

all folders that are open. In terms

of organisation, let me show you the

arrow shape. Lots of windows open,

just shake the top one, everything

else disappears. Shake it, boom, it

comes back. If you want to compare

two files you have got or two window

use have got, drag one to had use have got, drag one to had left

and one to the right, it

automatically resizes to fit side by

side and you can compare. It works

really well. The task bar, down the

bottom, when you role over it you

get these neat thumb nails that come

up and you can go straight into the

program from there so you can see

what is open on your desk top. You

can also do what is called a jump list. list. A jump list

list. A jump list shows you the

recently opened files and you can

pin one that you use regularly so it

always appears at the top. We have

pinned it so every time opwe open it

appears. Dollar is lots of things in

terms of -- there is lots of things

in terms of simplifying the way you

use your computer on a day-to-day

basis. It is making preparations basis. It is making preparations for

the next level of technology, which

is touch screen Exactly. So built

into Windows 7 is touch screen. I

have got a touch screen computer

here, I want to turn this photo

around, turn this one around and I

can increase, decrease and move it

all around. Everything is touch

screen but it is built the to the

software, it innately part of it. It does make a

does make a difference, it comes in

three versions so we have got home

premium, most of our viewers will be

using, you can step up to

professional and up to ultimate. You

can upgrade from Vista and you can upgrade from Vista and

can upgrade from Vista and you can

also upgrade from XP. There is a lot

there. If you have got Vista it is

an easy thing to pick up and learn.

What about bugs? Previous What about bugs? Previous Windows

have lots of bugs. I have a version,

never buy something, 0.

never buy something, 0.0. Microsoft

has put it out for use in beta form,

there are five million responses.

They have ironed out the bugs. The

one that is being released today, I

won't say it is bug free but

certainly it is so stable compared

to what I have used in the past.

Thank you, you can share Thank you, you can share your views

and watch more demonstrations of xnd

windows 7 right now on our web site.

Back to the breaking news story this

morning, that explosion in Melbourne

south, Chelsea Heights, our reporter

is on the scenex two houses have

been damage said, several others

evacuate said after a car,

evacuate said after a car, believed to be a plumber's vehicle exploded.

to be a plumber's vehicle exploded. Chelsea Heights, as I said,

extensive damage to two nearby

houses also. People, obviously

evacuated but no reports of any

injuries at this stage, which is the

main concern. As I said, 7.

main concern. As I said, 7.30 more

details on that. Also to the story

this morning of a repentant robber.

It happened in America and caught on

security camera. The armed robber

storms in, with purpose, and aims his storms in, with purpose, and aims

his handgun at the teller's face.

She starts to cry, normally when a

violent encounter takes the turn

into a peaceful resolution. Now the

teller begins talking about God and

the robber is so impressed he offers

her comfort. He then dropss hadr to

his knees and she listens. She gives

him a hug, he says he has a

two-year-old to support and asks her

to pray he overcomes his hardships.

The robber removes the bullet from

the gun, the teller continues to

counselling and agrees to turn her

back as he takes her mobile phone from her purse and $20 from the till

and leaves. From that shot, the

security camera gets a near-perfect picture of

picture of him. It didn't take cops

long to catch him and he is on a

preliminary charge of robbery. Yes a

burglary with a very different

ending. Said a prayer and still ending. Said a prayer and still took $ ending. Said a prayer and still took

$20 and a mobile phone. She turned

her back, there you go. Just when it seems things couldn't get any more difficult for David Letterman, there are now rumours that a sex tape of the chat-show host is about to surface. For all the details, we're joined by Nelson Aspen in Hollywood. Nelson, how exactly did this tape get made in the first place?

Today's 10 positions. Okay. Okay. Did Today's 10 positions. Okay. Okay.

It is not the kind of sex tape they

made willingly, the way we have

heard about, it is coming off one survey

survey lns camera story to another.

You heard about the repentant robber

now we will see if David Letterman

is repetant for having surveillance

tapes throughout the Ed Sullivan

Theatre, he was caught in a

compromising position with a much younger staffer

younger stafferer. Let's just hope his

his career is Teflon, let alone his

marriage. What an idiot! Oh! It sort

of changes your view of him a bit,

doesn't it. From the TV persona.

Thank you, Nelson. Catch you next

hour. Okay. See you. Very shortly,

the boy who is just 18 but has

finished school and two university

degrees. Hu! How to make us feel

dumb, wait until you hear what he is

up to next. Then we have seen it all

on YouTube, now meet the stars of

PetTube, coming up at 7.

PetTube, coming up at 7.40 on Sunrise.

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Lots of e-mails in your views

orphgay marriage after talking to

Shelley, whose son is gay, who said

Shelley, whose son is gay, who said gay marriage should be legal. Stuart, "

Stuart, "I am a gay man of 45,

Stuart, "I am a gay man of 45, I have been fight for equal rights since have been fight for equal rights

since I was 16 but I don't believe

we should legalise gay marriage."

And also, one from someone's brother

who is gay and doesn't believe they

should marry but doesn't believe he

is second class. But lots of is second class. But lots of others

from mothers and family saying yes.

It is about time. Let us know your views. Ahead, the child genius who's now starting his PhD. And then, the world's best pet videos. But first it's over to Nat for the news headlines. An explosion has rocked a Melbourne bayside suburb, causing extensive damage to several homes. The blast happened shortly after 6:00 this morning. Witnesses say a plumber's van exploded outside

a home at Chelsea Heights and could be heard several kilometres away. Fire crews arrived to find the van in flames. No-one was injured in the explosion. Fire authorities are on-site trying to find the cause of the blast. The family of the soldier, killed in a training exercise, has asked for privacy as they come to terms with their loss. Lance Corporal Mason Edwards was shot in the head during a live-fire exercise

at South Australia's Cultana Military Base.

The 30-year-old's family and girlfriend Cassie say he was a loved son, brother and partner. Police and military officials are investigating the incident. A second soldier is recovering from shrapnel wounds. More New South Wales firefighters will arrive in Queensland today to help the State battle its bushfire emergency.

Fires have been burning in Queensland for 26 days straight. Above Bundaberg, it's evident just how close the flames came to many homes. It also shows the extraordinary effort by firefighting crews - three quarters of whom are volunteers. The only surviving British flag from the Battle of Trafalgar has sold for a record $686,000 The Union Jack flew on HMS 'Spahrteeyt'

during the historic battle 204 years ago. It's littered with holes and still smells of gunpowder. The flag was put up for auction by Australian-based descendants of a lieutenant who fought in the battle.

Time for sport, here's Beretts.

New South Wales has cruised into the final

of the Twenty20 Champions League with a 79-run win over Victoria. Set 170 for victory, the Bushrangers slumped to 3/6 in the early stages

and couldn't recover. Unlikely opening bowler Nathan Hauritz set the tone dismissing both Victorian openers for ducks. COMMENTATOR: And it is a disastrous start here for Victoria. We knew early it was going turn with the new ball and we were lucky enough to pick up a few early ones.

Earlier, the Blues got off to a flyer courtesy of David Warner and Phil Hughes. Warner thumped 48 off 25 balls and Hughes finished with 36. as the Blues amassed 7/169. Dragons winger Brett Morris has capped his rapid rise through the representative ranks with selection in the Kangaroos side for Sunday morning's Four Nations Test against the Kiwis. Ben Hannant is also making his international debut along with premiership-winning Melbourne prop Brett White. The V8 Supercar show has set up camp on the Gold Coast ahead of this weekend's bumper round of four races. The drivers took a chance to relax with a game of beach volleyball yesterday before the serious stuff gets under way on Friday.

Exciting round rb four races, 150

kilometres each, a great weekend on

the coast. Let's just check in with

the breaking news

the breaking news this morning, a

large explosion as rocked a suburb

in Melbourne's south-east. Forces

residents to evacuate. Do we know

yet what has caused this blaze? We

are hearing it was a plumber's van?

Good morning, yes, that is right.

Good morning, yes, that is right. It has been absolute chaos here

has been absolute chaos here in Chelsea Heights this morning, dozens

of neighbours have congregated at

the street, where a plumber's van

has exploded in a driveway. It is

still not known what actually caused

the explosion but it the explosion but

the explosion but it was obviously

something in the van, chemicals or

something like that that is used.

Neighbours were terrified. We have

spoken to them this morning, one

neighbour in particular said

neighbour in particular said she was

laying in bed and the roof in her

bedroom caved in and debris was

flying every. It was frightening.

She ran outside bare foot, the

windows were blown out, she checked

on her children, everyone evacuated

their homes and ran outside because

the explosion was so loud and big,

the van was up in flames, it caused

so much damage. But no injuries? No,

it is, I mean, this is a real cliche

but it is a miracle there are no

injuries. Dollar is debris

everywhere up the street, on roofs

100 metres away, I can see bits of

this and that, that has fallen on

different streets. And like I said,

windows blown in, people who were

sleepin