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(generated from captions) Welcome to the program. Good evening. Sunday Night starts now. Don't try this at home. This man can fly like a bird. you have until you die. Life is just a bunch of experiences Insane. "oh, I'm too close". For a split second, I'm like, Australia's food allergy epidemic.

of the foods in the last 10 years. Potentially doubled for some and our children are suffering. It's out of control Now, the breakthrough. what grandma used to do. The basics, where everyone is allergy-free. The miracle island It's what you would expect That's what you would expect. designed for fighting parasites. Our immune system has been for fighting soap. It hasn't been designed every day Walking through a mine field hoping not to step on a mine. Monique Wright VOICEOVER: With Ross Coulthard, The money's gone. Just, poof! - gone. I... You have no authority in this area. We're walking in. Get nicked, you a---hole! What the hell has he got to hide? they'll be on. If you give them the money, Give people hope throwing more money at it. but don't just keep Hello, how are you? And, Whitney's triumph. about three years now. I started out on this journey the beatings - everything. How she survived the drugs, I don't feel like it's a comeback, I came back to sing. I just feel like with Jeb Corliss, But we begin tonight the bravest human alive - who could just be or maybe the craziest. who flies like a bird Jeb is the man have ever attempted. in a sport only an elite few wingsuit proximity flying. It's called the risks he takes, When you see what Jeb does, you'll be amazed. and jumps off tall buildings. Jeb flies down mountains that's not all. But as Ross Coulthart discovered, Now Jeb wants to be the first person without a parachute to fly, then land, or die trying. one man is legendary. Among this group, His name is Jeb Corliss. Do you feel fear? I mean, what I do is frightening. doing what I do, if, you are not scared psychological problems. then you've got some serious See ya! something special, something unique, in Malaysia on the top of the KL Tower

terrifying beauty of what he does. that I really appreciate the without feeling nauseous. I can't even look over that edge Yeah? from around the world Dozens of BASEjumpers this legal BASEjumping festival. come here every October for of his thousands of jumps, To Jeb, who's lost count this is just an average leap in your entire body is saying, Basically, every nerve ending "don't do this. "This is dangerous. is screaming at you "stop". You're whole body you just tell the fear "I'm done" At a certain point, and then you step off the cliff. It's a bloody long way down. She's done 5,500 skydives. from a building. This will be her first jump you're the woman who loves him. I mean, You get scared for him, don't you? a little bit, I get scared sometimes, to do it, so... but there is no way to stop him the same things and I would like to do when I want to do the same? so how do I tell him to don't do it Yes, I think so. So you're both crazy? Are your heart rates up at all? I feel pretty normal right now. Robert, how do you feel? I feeling fine. my mum is going to kill me. I'm dying, you are braver than me. Good luck, Roberta, Tres, duo, uno... thinking it's safe. Nobody gets into BASEjumping Yeah! Cheep, cheep, cheep, cheep! and stepdad. was breaking the news to his mum to fly down the Materhorn And I'm going to Switzerland in close proximity, like, you know, fly maybe five feet off the mountain the whole way down.

That's what we are doing. That concerns me. how well she would handle it. Your mother, I'm not sure I with cry and I will be sad. what he wanted to do. then he was doing and he was in his moment. He was succeeding and I say, "bravo". He was in his second on her face. Your mum's got this anguished look Yeah. to her little boy... She doesn't want to say No Yeah. she doesn't want you to do it. ..but you can see Of course. and help him! MAN: Get off from the camera is now badly broken. I think this bone isn't there? There's a bit of luck there, I'd be dead. If there was any luck involved, there's no luck involved at all. I mean, to be honest, by diving with man-eating sharks. In his downtime, Jeb relaxes You have no authority in this area.

Custard tart. (GRUNTS) I suppose (LAUGHS) I got an online savings account. Yeah, variable rate. 4.25% a year. It's me Bank. MAN: Yeah, so this is A variable rate of 4.25%. And there are no special which is always handy to know. This next story may make you angry - and $100 million wasted. a great opportunity lost A national scandal and so tragic.

It's a story 25 years in the making. there is hope - But for the first time, with a blunt message. and he's a proud, caring man have done nothing, as we all know. This is generations of people and kick-start that skill again. So we've gotta try That's right. the Aborigines at all. A passive welfare has not helped Hasn't helped them at all. in Australia's red centre It's round-up time for these young Aboriginal stockmen. on the land I started employing my own people the cattle industry right out west and would like to extend so that people can get good wages. these young fellows. That's why we are training (SPEAKS NATIVE LANGUAGE) On and off, on and off. (SPEAKS NATIVE LANGUAGE) Then you can jump on. Around these parts, when Donald Fraser speaks, people listen. Donald Fraser is one of the most remarkable Aboriginal men I have met. Mechanic, pilot, cattleman - and to all these young blokes, he is a hero because he is teaching them how to break in brumbies and muster cattle for the day when they'll run their own properties. I never wanted to involve the Government or borrow money or anything, you know? I wanted to do it alone because when they give you the money they hook you on and you've got no hope of getting away. And there's one more thing you need to know about Donald Fraser - he is one of the few traditional owners of the rock.

FILE FOOTAGE: Could you stop filming? We don't mean to... ..we don't mean to sort of... about you're gonna start bringing this onto film.

I asked you if I could film our meeting with the two guides. When Uluru was handed over in 1985, the Willesee program came here to expose white interference. and these appalling living conditions in the nearby town of Mutitjulu. In the shadow of the rock, the 300 or so Aborigines were living in a ghetto inside one of our most treasured national parks. Piss off. You're not allowed here, you. We're going. What is it, 25 years ago, they handed the rock back? And ever since then, people from all over the world have poured in the door, they have paid their $25 at the gate and the money has gone. That's what I mean - the money's gone. Is it better, is it worse? It's gone backwards. It's a quarter of a century after the rock and its millions in royalties were handed over. So, we went with Donald Fraser and Mal Brough, the former minister for Aboriginal affairs and architect of the intervention, We obtained entry permits and drove out there. But one kilometre from town, we ran into trouble, in the form of the notorious Mutitjulu chairman Vince Forrester. Mr Forrester. Yep, welcome. Mike Munro is my name. Hey, Mike Munro, how are you going? I'm well. Um, we have got a permit here allowing us to come in. Show me. Show me where.

From whom? Naming all of us. Naming the cameraman, the driver... From whom?, Mr Brough. That's our permit. Mr Brough is 'Joe Citizen' like you and I now, mate. Uh huh. Yeah, he is not a minister anymore. He is 'Joe Citizen'. He had no authority to keep us out. You are not a traditional, are you? You have no authority in this area. We're walking in with our permit. No, you're not. See that sign up there, mate? See that sign up there? Yeah? We've actually got a permit,

we've got the traditional owners who want us to come in. People just want to talk to us. I don't know why you wanna stop them talking to us. So, what does the permit system foster, do you think? Secrecy. It's an opportunity for those who want to protect negative and dangerous behaviour, who don't want to be seen, don't want the media and the rest of Australia to show what they are doing to their own people - black AND white, I might add. It would have taken dozens of phone calls over four days and we really didn't know we could get in

until the last moment. And guess what? It was one person that didn't want us in there. Yes we have. We were just telling Mr Forrester Mike, you don't even know who I am. I know exactly who you are. Where? You are described as the bully of the town. Bully? Excuse me, Vince.

The bully of the town, Mr Forrester. I'm not the bully. I've just been chairman for weeks. Vince, come over here and I'll speak to you and show you. On the outskirts of Mutitjulu, the police told Forrester to back off. You're a fool, Brough. Oh, come on. You can do better than that, Vince. Fair dinkum, asshole. Are you surprised with this reaction? No, not at all. I mean, this is what I've put up virtually every day when you've got bullies in communities. He is not talking to anyone or listening to anyone, there. And here are people just trying to do something decent

and communicate with their fellow Australians and he doesn't want them to.

I mean, what the hell has he got to hide? Despite three decades, plus the millions in sit-down money and free services, they have failed to fix this broken and tragic community. Apart from the child- and aged-care centres, a police station, and one doctor, very little has changed. It's not laughable, it's disgraceful. If a child has never actually been rewarded for what they do and they haven't seen their parents do it, what chance have they got?

No-one has to work if they are handed everything. Well, that's what spoiled our people. It's not our people. It's a white system that's spoiled our people. Too much welfare handouts.

Another owner of the rock, Alison Hunt, like the rest of the town's elders,

doesn't want another cent. But they all want jobs training and education for their grandkids. Opportunity is absolutely gone. These people sitting, they are concerned. They would like to see their young people work.

They want them to go forward and have good jobs and a future.

Of the 300 or so population in Mutitjulu, how many do you think are actually employed by free enterprise? If there are any, I would be stunned - of people living in Mutitjulu full-time in a proper job - not work for the dole, not subsidised by government, but genuinely living off private enterprise jobs -

I think probably zero. There are now three times more government agencies

involved in running this tiny community than 25 years ago. Federally, there is the Indigenous Affairs, Environment, Water and Heritage, Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Health and Ageing, child-care, Centrelink,

National Parks and Wildlife Service

and the Attorney-General's Department. Then, there is the Northern Territory Government -

police, education, housing and families, employment and training, children's services, Central Land Council, the local women's council, the Mutitjulu Foundation, the McDonaldshire Council and Northern Territory Youth Services. Despite all these agencies and the tens of millions of dollars that have washed through this community, their day-to-day lives have hardly changed. If you're the third generation and you've seen nothing other - nothing other than the money being handed out - and the new house and then the house gets damaged and some white fellow comes along and paints it The 4-wheel drive goes, bureaucrat comes and gives you another one. How are you supposed to know any different? It's a hell of a cycle to break. I mean, the men that I talk to - and the women -

who say, "We worked and we now want our children's children to work." They've almost given up on their own children

because that's gone. by the Mutitjulu community over the last 25 years or so?

The financial cost - yeah, we all get hung up on it - probably $100 million in a round figure. But what about the human cost? What about three generations of kids who aren't educated, dying of diabetes, who know no hope, who actually live behind an artificial wall where no-one can see them I mean, that's what I find just atrocious and that's the genuine cost. The irony is Uluru is a magnet for tourists, money and employment. Just 10 minutes down the road, hundreds of hospitality jobs at the Yulara Resort hotels are there for the taking. But sadly, welfare seems to have sucked the work ethic right away. Three generations ago, they'd work 8 or 10 hours a day, every day, to earn a living. And now? And now, because the Government has brought in free money

for people to run around, sit down and collect,

make them to fail. Why isn't everyone required to work in Mutitjulu? Why don't we provide the training and then say, "get a job, or you're off welfare"? The jobs are there. They are only all international workers because we can't get locals. Maybe because everyone is scared of being labelled a racist? Could be. It's been done before. Are you still coming out here as you are because as minister you didn't achieve what you wanted to achieve? Yes. Yeah. I said to my wife, Sue, who used to help me - and still does a lot out here - I said, "You know, I'm supposed to be the one bloke with more authority "and more capacity to fix this - "and I can't." And I hate even talking about it now

because I don't like failing to start with. And it's not me I'm failing, it's these people. And we continue to do that. But this is not a message of hopelessness

because thanks to men like Donald Fraser, there is hope. His message - bring back self sufficiency and you bring back self respect. Hey. That's what we are trying to do. know that they have the capability, That's a mistake. or great, great grandfathers, like that, because they have done it. They can too. Have a future? And have a future and be proud of it their land. And Donald Fraser has almost built a processing plant for meat from wild camels he's rounding up with his young students in Central Australia. he already has a number of big overseas orders. Next, the food allergy epidemic striking our children and the breakthrough that could save them. Our immune system has been designed for fighting parasites. It hasn't been designed for fighting soap. This is a bit like walking through a minefield every day hoping not to step on a mine. (QUIRKY MUSIC) ..everything that was meant to get simpler somehow got more complicated? (BELL CHIMES) How do we know In the past decade, childhood food allergies have doubled in Australia. And it's getting worse. Our children are suffering, some are even dying. Yet, just to the north of Australia, a mysterious island and its mountain people may hold the key to this epidemic. Here, no-one has food allergies.

Dr John D'Arcy has just returned and what he learnt could change everything you've ever been told about allergies. in search of answers. Clean, unpolluted air, fresh unprocessed food, life here in Karkar is basic. Everything I see is contrary to what I've been taught. The best estimates are that it's potentially doubled for some of the foods in the last 10 years. For these kids, the simplest foods can shut down vital organs. A hint of nuts or milk, or wheat or soy or eggs can cause this.

It's called anaphylaxis - an allergy-driven attack on the skin, the lungs and the blood vessels. The life-saving treatment, adrenalin, swiftly administered with an EpiPen. You press the answer in for 10 seconds and then you rub it. Out of the 36 members of staff, 10 of us have EpiPens for our children. 10 of you have EpiPens? Do you find that a bit extraordinary? I think it's crazy, crazy. This is a bit like walking through a minefield every day, Her school has even declared itself a nut-free zone. At play lunch, no-one is allowed to swap sandwiches and the school nurse has a photo of every child at risk. Like Lucy. Back at the Children's Hospital Lucy's reaction to nuts has been tested. Under supervision, she is given a small amount of ground peanuts in chocolate syrup. WOMAN: Mm, yummy. What did you just have? Nuts.

At first, Lucy seems fine. Don't you normally have nuts?

What happens, Lucy? I vomit. You vomit, do you? Oh. Goodness me. Within five minutes, the allergic reaction begins, Lucy is feeling sick. Her condition worsens by the second. She has some hives here. She has facial flushing. She has got abdominal pain. Joanne ate during pregnancy. Seeing that I had eczema as a child and asthma, and because I ate a lot of nuts during pregnancy and so it was suggested that, well, you know, in no uncertain terms, it was your fault. It was your fault? Generally, that's what, yeah. I remember coming home to you because I was quite upset. I got a bit teary and, you know, because the last thing you want is to give your child an allergy. Her doctor and conventional wisdom may be wrong. Which brings us to this place Papua New Guinea's remote island. Oliver, at last we made it. Here, Dr Oliver Herbert from the technical university of Munich is studying food allergies in one of the most isolated places on Earth. This is a place where you can study

without much interference from outside. We travel on jungle roads to a high plateau and to this village where I discover there are a lot of things we would consider don'ts. Like, kids playing barefoot in the dirt, pigs and chooks running loose. There are germs aplenty Immune systems here are constantly alert and active.

To say it in an easy way, the immune system has to work. If it doesn't work, you have a problem here on the island.

The immune system has no time to turn against itself and do something silly like producing an allergy. As I watched him do the same skin-prick tests

we saw in Australia, it was a revelation. That's what you would expect. The clear difference here is that children aren't kept away from bugs. Instead, from birth, they are expose to them. This immune system has to cope with problems it was designed for. Our immune system has always been designed for fighting parasites. It has been designed for fighting what we call dirt. It hasn't been designed for fighting soap. It's not that there are no allergies on this island - there are, and this is where the theory gets even more interesting. In the coastal towns where processed foods from the west are part of the daily diet and cleaning products are wildly available you guessed it, the children have more allergies.

What do you think that's due to? Why? The differences we see are most likely connected to different lifestyle. Even if it's just soap which wasn't there before, we get a Western kind of food Of course, being hygienic is not a bad thing. Germs cause harm and life expectancy here is low. But, encouraging an active immune system does seem to be playing an important part in protecting against food allergy. Rather than expose babies to potentially allergenic food, so far, all the advice in Australia has been to delay their introduction. The really important thing is that we don't know when the optimal time to start these foods is. That's why we must do this study.

In Western Australia, Professor Susan Prescott is conducting a ground-breaking trial. Want some more? Good boy. Here, eggs, the most common trigger for food allergies are being introduced as the first solid food for 5-month-old Nicholas who has eczema - a sign he may be food allergic. There are certain things that can exacerbate it. If Susan's research proves correct, about infant feeding. We used to say breast feed for six months and then start foods, that hasn't reduced the amount of food allergy in the Western world.

Now, we don't know where to go from here. Well, we know that delaying the introduction of these foods hasn't really been of benefit. Therefore, it's very hard for us to justify the old recommendations so we have really tried to simplify things and remove those guidelines and just go back to the basics. What grandma used do, if you like, is start foods from somewhere between 4 and 6 months, when the baby is developmentally ready. Without any specific avoidance of the so-called allergenic foods like egg, milk, and peanuts. For young Lucy, and a generation of children yet to be born, there's now new hope. The work being done in Western Australia bringing us ever closer to the allergy answer. There's a lot more awareness about food allergies. People know what to look out for better because they are better informed. We are learning more about it. Now, to help you find out more, Doctor John's written a blog about his trip to Karkar. That's on our website. And we're also asking you to register if there's allergy in your family. And in a moment, the rise, fall and rise again of Whitney Houston. Did you, at any stage, think I may never sing again? I never thought I wouldn't. I just didn't want to. But I don't feel it's a comeback, just like I came back to sing. (CAT MEOWS) hashbrown The Extra Value Brekky with 50% more coffee. Not so long ago it was "Houston, we have a problem." But now, Whitney Houston is back. Yeah, after seven years in a hazy wilderness, addicted to drugs and suffering that abusive marriage, Houston says she's clean and strong. She's talking to our Molly Meldrum. Hello, how are you? Molly? Pleasure. Hi, how do you do? How are you? Hello, Molly. Pleasure to see you. # Yeah, ah... # Whitney, the journey of this album, 'I Look To You' which is the title track. # I look to you... # Was it a hard album to make? and...getting through it was the clincher for me. It just made me feel, um, triumphant in way, like I had the victory. # Sometimes # Tumbling down # Oh, the rain is falling... # Does it feel good to be back as a performer? I don't feel like it's a comeback. I just feel like I came back to sing, you know what I'm saying? # I'm every woman # It's all in me... # I took a break. I needed that break. I needed time to raise my daughter, to make sure that my daughter understood that I just wasn't a performer or entertainer, that I was a mother - I was her mother and that she could depend on me and that I had to make sure that she was raised properly because that's how I was raised. I didn't want to. I had made up my mind that I had lived the life of fame and fortune and being in the, you know, tabloids all the time. I come from a lot of very strong women. # Say, oh-oh... #

'Million Dollar Bill' - I mean, you did it on Max Factor and you were astonishing. I mean, we nearly had a Janet Jackson on our hands. You think?

# Got you spinning round and round... # My dress popped in the back of my clothing and I could feel it, I felt the uncomfortableness. However, I was taught to perform. I was taught to be an entertainer.

And when things go wrong, you have to outperform it. Doesn't matter. (CROWD CHEERS) That television auditorium went off, you know.

It was very kind. It was very... And they loved you and we all love you very much. God bless you, thank you for having me. Good to see you. Thank you. And come down to Australia. I will, I love Australia. I'll be there. Alright, OK. I'll be there, thanks. Thank you. I like you, you're cool. Thank you so much. God bless you, sir. Alright, dear, take care. Thank you. Yeah, I don't think there's anyone Molly doesn't know. Smooth, how about that hug? Yeah. No, he's a smoothie alright.

And Houston did tell Molly also that she attributes her recovery to family, the strength of her mum and the love she has for her daughter, Bobbi Khristina. And she could well be here next year.

There's talk she could do a tour. Back soon. # About to lose my breath # There's no more fighting left. # Good evening. One of the State's top policemen is threatening parents with the full force of the law if they don't keep control of their children's parties. There's anger after riot police were called to break up an 18th birthday celebration at St Clair last night. It's been a deadly weekend on our roads with four people killed in car crashes. Jared Kinnear died coming home from a party with mates on the North Coast this morning. Beachgoers at Tamarama have given their support to an artist who's stripped bare his sculpture of a boy. And the Kangaroos have beaten England 26-16. What it is to be meticulous What if? Insurance, nitty-gritty, about whatever. What if? What if? No 'what ifs', that's for sure. You're certain what you're covered for. Good luck with the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday. You're going, aren't you? It's our first Melbourne Cup. Have fun. Yeah, thank you.

Take it easy and we'll see you again next week. 'Border Security' is next, then 'The Force' and 'Bones'. Thanks for your company. Goodnight. See you next time. Supertext Captions by Red Bee Media Australia