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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. I fell in love with that person, that's embarrassing, that's embarrasing I fell in love with, that that's the type of person so unconditionally, so far in love, that I went back. Embarrassed, but now defiant. going back to Chris Brown. Rihanna admits she made a mistake This morning on Sunrise, since that vicious assault. her first TV interview Also, rip out the shark nets. to protect swimmers They're supposed dolphins and whales. but they're killing turtles, from our beaches. Coming up, the calls to remove them sex symbol with women at his feet. Plus Colin Firth on claims he's a I never meet these people. into the middle of them all and if I did, I would just plunge to being a sex anything. while I'm still hanging on Mr Darcy meets Mr Aspen. this morning. And a double treat for the girls live in the studio John Mayer performs his new song, on this Friday edition of Sunrise. Kochie and Mel. VOICEOVER: Live from Brekky Central, also known as the Mayer Morning. Hello and welcome to John Mayer Day, live here at Brekky Central, He's coming in to sing two songs and we're excited.

It is amazing how many It is amazing how many

It is amazing how many Female staff

arrived here. is coming up after 7:00. John Mayer's first song on Sunrise. But right now it's news time whether to allow Indonesia will decide today to remain in its waters. an Australian customs ship 78 Sri Lankan asylum seekers onboard to Indonesia. are refusing to go back In a handwritten letter, to end their lives in the ocean, the refugees again threatened if they don't get their way. a Federal Government offer They also rejected or another country within a year. of resettlement in Australia has ordered an inquiry into security Victoria's Mental Health Minister psychiatric facilities at one of Melbourne's biggest after two patients were murdered. at the Thomas Embling Hospital A fellow inmate on suicide watch. spent the night behind bars of stabbing to death his room-mate Peko Lakovski is accused

and the patient next door.

The room-mate and the offender were

considered quite friendly and they

often went out on day pass together. and his two victims The alleged attacker in the lowest security wing, were living with murder. despite previously being charged an English test Cab drivers will have to pass anywhere in Australia. before they can get work will be approved today, New national standards to demonstrate a good knowledge also requiring cabbies in their State. of local roads and landmarks in place in Victoria, The tough standards are already taking easier tests in other States. but many taxi drivers have been they felt the ground shake Gold Coast residents say a house last night. when lightning hit blew the power box off The force of the impact and caused the ceiling to cave in. the side of the Ashmore home and the car shook, We were driving along actually hit the road we thought the lightning but it was just down here. afraid My fiance actually was quite to see what was happening so I ran out and there was smoke everywhere. had to be carried to safety. Three terrified residents will be on site this morning Structural engineers to check for major damage. half its staff from Afghanistan The United Nations is withdrawing last week. after five workers were killed suicide vests stormed a UN residence Taliban gunmen wearing where dozens of staff lived. in the capital around 600 people. The UN says it will now relocate We are not talking about pulling out evacuation. and we are not talking about continue their hunt The move comes as British troops five soldiers yesterday. for a Taliban gunman who shot dead Minister John Della Bosca Former New South Wales at public life wants a second chance after resigning over a sex scandal. Mr Della Bosca says In an interview with Fairfax Media, he still has a lot to offer affair should end his career. and doesn't think his extramarital whether he wants the Premier's job, The 53-year-old wouldn't say polling to assess his chances. but is believed to have commissioned with a 26-year-old woman, Two months after the affair he's now happily married. Mr Della Bosca says In finance news:

It is a good day on Wall Street. Up

169 points. The Federal Reserve in

the US said they weren't going to

move interest rates any time soon

and unemployment benefits or new

unemployment claims fell. 15 million

unemployed in the US at the moment.

We dropped to a 2-month low. Glenn Stevens has warned Reserve Bank Governor a growing housing shortage. Australia could be facing

He said we are becoming more exposed

to China. It is our major trading to Savanth Sebastian from CommSec. To find out why, let's go

on our housing stocks? Savanth, what's putting pressure partner.

He was trying to highlight at the

moment that you see populations

growing at the fastest pace since

the 1960s, you got rents that are

rising and vacancy rates that are

close to low. You got house prices

also rising and the big concern is

the housing shortage. He did focus

on the fact that developers are

finding it difficult to get access

to funds and trying to get more

investment in housing and I think

the Government has put the issue on

the table. If you look at the rest

of the speech, he gave a speech

called the road to recovery and this

speech was called the road to

prosperity. He was focusing on the

fact that with China we are seeing a

lot more investment. It has become

our largest trading partner and he

believes it will continue to

with the mine boom coming over the believes it will continue to grow

next few years. He warned if

anything happens to China we're

cactus. That's the flip side. Thank

you. Have a good weekend.

an epic one-day clash with India. Soon on Sunrise, Australia wins a quick check of today's weather. But first, the capitals - Around for Brisbane. showers when Sunrise continues. Fifi has the weather in detail On 'Weekend Sunrise', taxicab confessions. When good rides go bad. Plus, the real-life ghost whisperer. He claims to be able to talk to the dead. And star make-unders. This Sunday on 'Weekend Sunrise' from 7am. Time for sport, here's Beretts. Australia has won an epic one-dayer against India in Hyderabad despite a jaw-dropping performance from Sachin Tendulkar. The Little Master blazed 175 to put India within sight of Australia's mammoth total of 4/350.

but the visitors steadied to pull off an amazing victory. A crippling injury toll had Australia's backs against the wall so they came out swinging. COMMENTATOR: That's gone a long way. Shane Watson feasted on wayward Indian bowling scorching to a half century. Shaun Marsh was starting to find his feet but Watson surrendered on 93 ending a 145-run opening stand. With his opening partner gone, Marsh became the aggressor bludgeoning his way to a century. That's his hundred. When Marsh eventually fell for 112, Cameron White morphed into India's worst nightmare. He hammered 57 off 33 balls as the Aussies amassed 4/350. Who could answer the call for India? Who else but Sachin Tendulkar? Terrific hitting from the little master. Tendulkar was on another planet, adding another ton to his prolific record. 45 hundreds in one-day internationals. The Little Master powered past 150 but faltered with the finishing line in sight falling to debutante McKay for 175. And taken. Tendulkar's dismissal was the catalyst for an Indian implosion. The home side lost 4 wickets in the space of 16 balls. to hand Australia a stunning 3-run victory. Australian Open organisers will find it almost impossible to replace Greg Norman with the majority of elite golfers already committed elsewhere

in the first week of December. Norman's recovery from shoulder surgery is taking longer than expected and doctors have told him not to play again this year. He was the major drawcard for the tournament in Sydney. Meantime, Tiger Woods has made a strong start at the $7 million Shanghai Open. He's three shots off the lead after the opening round. Woods is due in Melbourne on Monday for the Australian Masters at Huntingdale. Queensland star Quade Cooper has been drafted into the Wallabies line-up for this weekend's Test against England. He'll form a completely new centre pairing with Reds team-mate Digby Ioane. Robbie Deans has recalled winger Drew Mitchell after his 2-try performance against Gloucester midweek and veteran breakaway George Smith is back in the starting line-up. Bart Cummings will be chasing his fourth Group One win of the Spring Carnival

when he saddles up Cox Plate winner So You Think in tomorrow's Emirates Stakes at Flemington.

The 3-year-old dominates betting for the race. The training legend did it again yesterday with filly Faint Perfume taking out the VRC Oaks. It's the ninth time Bart has won the race.

And well tipped. The first time of

Melbourne Cup week. Beretts and I

learned a sobering lesson. I told

you not to go there again. It was a

sobering lesson. Did you undo your -

We undid our dough. After that I

said never again, end on a high. You

are the voice of reason. We will

listen to you from now on. Yesterday fashion, and the next day fire. Fifi, what have you got for us this morning?

I am mixing it up a bit here at the

CFA in Dandenong. The largest CFA.

We got a big fire season coming up.

I will talk to the boys and girls to

find out how they are preparing for

the fire season. Can I mention that

I am going to really enjoy this

today. Nice to meet you all. Now let's take a look at the forecast. Sunrise weather for Beacon Lighting. It has to be Beacon for lighting and ceiling fans this summer. Catalogue sale on now. Around Queensland - mostly fine for Cairns and Townsville. Showers for Mackay and Rockhampton. Storms for Toowoomba. Across New South Wales - storms for Coffs Harbour and Tamworth. Showers in Newcastle and Wollongong.

Fine for Canberra. Sydney will have showers. Around Victoria - fine for Mildura and Ballarat. Sunny for Warrnambool and Bendigo. Across Tasmania - fine for Launceston and Strahan. Clear weather for Swansea. While Hobart will be sunny. Around South Australia - fine for Mount Gambier.

Sunny in Port Lincoln and Ceduna.

While Adelaide will have a top of 26. Across the Northern Territory - fine for the Alice. Partly cloudy for Katherine. While Darwin will have storms. Around WA - storms for Kalgoorlie and Albany.

Fine for Geraldton and Karratha. Broome will be partly cloudy. Perth will have showers.

Mel and Kochie, I will try and not

get in the way of you boys. It will

be interesting to see how everyone

is preparing for the summer. Prior

to the meeting of this show, were

they all blokes? No. Wait until you

see what we have next week. I am

going to turn up to one of those

meetings. See you soon. Now you might remember how Mel's dream is to drive a truck. Well she got the chance

and you'll see the results a little later on.

It balances everything out. In her

blue singlet. Also coming up, the call to pull shark nets from our beaches. But straight ahead, This happened to me and it could happen to anybody. Rihanna's first TV interview about the attack that changed her life. Why pay more to look great and protect your eyes this summer

when at Specsavers you don't have to?

Get two pairs of designer glasses from $199 and make your second pair into prescription sunglasses for free. We're not called Specsavers for nothing. 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. Rihanna has given her first TV interview about Chris Brown's assault. In a moving and emotional chat, she reached out to other victims of domestic violence. Nelson Aspen watched the interview and he joins us now. Nelson, what exactly did Rihanna say?

Is

We spoke earlier in the week about

the magazine interview she gave and

seemed to sop up a bit more to Diane

Sawyer, particularly about the

domestic abuse. Have a listen.

Sawyer, particularly about the domestic abuse. Have a listen. This

happened to me and it can happen to

anybody. There are a lot of will who

experienced what I did. But not in

the public. So it made it really

difficult. I just felt like "

difficult. I just felt like "Oh my

God, here it goes, my little bit of

privacy, just exposed, something

that nobody wants anybody to know. that nobody wants anybody to know."

So here I am, the whole world

knowing. Why be ashamed? Because

that - I didn't want people to think

that thaes the kind of person - I

fell in love with that person,

that's embarrassing. That's

embarrassing that that's the type of

person that I fell in love with, so

far in love, so unconditional that I

went back. far in love, so unconditional that I went back.

far in love, so unconditional that I went back. You got to feel for her.

She is 21 and that photo went

everywhere and still being used all

the time. That is the sad part of

it. What a great opportunity that

she has turned it into to be a role

model, not just a pop star role

model or a fashion role model but

became a behaviour role model. Mariah Carey was asked whether she ever had an experience like Rihanna. What did she have to say?

She opened up to Larry King last

night. You never been abused like

that, hit by anyone. Anyone ever

abuse you? Abuse has several

categories. You have been

emotionally abused? Emotionally,

mentally. Why is it hard to get out

of it? Well, it's scary. You know, I

just think you get into a situation

and you feel locked in. If your

situation is similar to one of these

situations I have been in which I

won't harp on. Nelson, thank you for

that. We will cave up more a bit

later in the show. We are we teaching kids too much literacy and numeracy too young? An early childhood expert has his say, next hour. But in a moment, Friday's news and weather details. This is Sunrise with Vanessa Amorosi kicking off Power Week next Monday. This friendly little bird might end up being Nat's pet. It was hanging around the Buxton Pub just outside Marysville on Sunday night. The whole team was having dinner there and Nat couldn't resist sharing some of her meal.

How good was the Buxton hotel on

Sunday night? That's why the birds

were there, they know where they can

get a good feed. Still to come,

the call to remove shark nets from our beaches. And John Mayer performs his new single, live in the studio.

An email, lucky enough to go to the

secret show tonight, which was last

night, thank you for the best, most

committed show, come back soon. I am

going out to buy your album this

morning. A late night and in here

early this morning. What a trooper. Plus, what Colin Firth thinks about his recent movie roles and his sex symbol status.

Fifi has firemen. Ladies, this is a

Sunrise for you. Right now though, Nat's here with a news update.

Sri Lankan asylum seekers onboard the 'Oceanic Viking' have rejected a Federal Government offer of resettlement in Australia or another country within a year. The Government made the offer in the hope of ending a 3-week standoff. But in a handwritten letter, thrown off the customs vessel asylum seekers refused to go back to Indonesia. They're still threatening to throw themselves overboard if they are forced off the boat. A deadline for the 'Oceanic Viking' to remain in Indonesian waters expires today. Australia has asked for another extension. Qantas planes could be grounded in coming weeks, as professional engineers consider strike action. After seven months of failed negotiations over pay and conditions, workers have voted in favour of industrial action. Professional engineers are the only ones who can approve significant aircraft maintenance and any strike would cause huge flight disruptions. Members of the union will meet in Sydney and Melbourne today to decide how to proceed. Reserve Bank boss Glenn Stevens says

Australia is well and truly on the road back to prosperity. In a speech to the Melbourne Institute, he again applauded the Rudd Government's stimulus package and said Australia has emerged from the global recession quicker and in better shape than other nations. But the RBA Governor says tough lessons need to be learned. Even though downturns will inevitably occur, we are not helpless to do anything about their severity. We can make a difference. He warned State Governments withholding land will slow the economic recovery and predicted the mining boom will continue. US singer Rihanna has urged other young women to be strong

in the face of domestic violence. The 21-year-old has recorded her first TV interview since she was attacked by her then-boyfriend Chris Brown, nine months ago. She says she regrets the example she set to her young fans by initially going back to Brown. I couldn't be responsible for telling them to go back. Even if Chris never hit me again who's to say their boyfriend won't - who's to say they won't kill these girls, these are young girls. Rihanna's interview coincides with the release of her new album. Time for sport, here's Beretts. Australia has won the fifth one-dayer against India despite a stunning solo performance from Sachin Tendulkar. The Little Master hit 175 but India came up 3-runs short of Australia's imposing victory target of 351. Shane Watson and Shaun Marsh laid the foundations for Australia's massive total putting on an opening stand of 145. Marsh went right on with the job hitting his maiden one-day century. In reply, Tendulkar was in full flight taking India to the brink of success in its biggest-ever run chase. But the match turned on Tendulkar's dismissal with Australia wrapping up the Indian tail to record an extraordinary win.

Quade Cooper's electrifying form in the Wallabies mid-week tour match against Gloucester has earned the Queensland playmaker a spot in the Australian side for this weekend's Test against England.

He'll link up with Reds team-mate Digby Ioane in the centres. Robbie Deans has recalled winger Drew Mitchell and flanker George Smith to the starting side. Former Brisbane forward Daniel Bradshaw has donned Sydney's red and white colours for the first time and says he hopes to end his career at the Swans. The dual premiership star admits he was disappointed at being traded by the Lions. In other footy news, Fremantle is considering using its number-one pick in the pre-season draft to lure Essendon star Adam McPhee. Greg Norman's withdrawal from next month's Australian golf Open is set to leave organisers without a star attraction Most elite golfers are already committed elsewhere in the first week of December, but officials are hoping to find a replacement. Meantime, Tiger Woods has made a strong start at the Shanghai Open. He's three shots off the lead after the opening round. Woods is due in Melbourne on Monday for the Australian Masters at Kingston Heath.

A big welcome to Seven and the

commentate tri team. Welcome to Tom

Harley. We know his wife Felicity.

Welcome. Isn't that good? Fifi is a

guest at C fflt A fire station in

Dandenong this morning. Yes, I have

come into the staff room with the

guys and I established that there is

a tradition. It is the big pour. The

way we do it is a tea la tai.

a tradition. It is the big pour. The way we do it is a tea la tai. Show

us. Oh, OK. There is some spillover.

I hope you are better with the hose

than you are with the kettle. The

phone's ringing. That may not

necessarily be good.

We didn't need to be too alarmed.

That was in fact Luke's mum, very

disappointed in that pour. I am here

with Mark. Obviously here at the CFA

you get a lot of callouts. How many

a week? About 40. About 2,000 a

year. Staff numbers? Seven. 24 hours

a day we have seven on staff and

volunteers, about 40 volunteers. It

is good to see your nutrition is

very good. All these piecea boxes.

We will learn more about what goes

into preparations for this upcoming

fire season in half an hour and I

got more weather for you. Thank you.

They are incredible. Thought of the

Day is from Malcolm Forbes.

Day is from Malcolm Forbes. From 'Forbes' magazine. Oh, that is

right. Big business magazine in the

US. "

US. "Too many people over value what

they are not and undervalue what

they are.

they are." Joke of the Day comes

from Mike in the ACT. A psychologist

was conducting a group therapy

session with four mums and their

children. You all have obsessions.

You are obsessed with eating. You

even named your daughter Candy. The

second mum, your obsession is money.

Your child's name is Penny. Your

obsession is alcohol. It shows with

your child's name Brandy. Joyce took

her little boy by the hand and her little boy by the hand and says "

her little boy by the hand and says

"Come on Dick. This bloke doesn't

know what he is talking about. Let's

pick up your brother Willy from school. pick up your brother Willy from

school." It is a Good Friday joke. After the break, jockey Corey Brown hits back at whip critics. And next hour, hitch a ride with Kochie, as he christens a new motor racing track in Sydney. Also ahead, breaker-breaker, Mel's got a convoy. She lives her dream of driving a big rig, on this Friday edition of Sunrise. The Wilsons for the new Ford Fiesta ECOnetic, Australia's most fuel-efficient vehicle. Melbourne Cup-winning rider Corey Brown

has taken the whip to the RSPCA, questioning its credibility. Brown was fined for whipping his horse, Shocking, but says he did not believe there was enough evidence the whip made contact with the horse. Did Brown have a case to answer? Let's ask the Wilsons. Good morning. Jim, should Brown have been fined?

No, he shouldn't. He has been fined.

It is a very serious fine in

horseracing. The public is polarised

on this. Why do you have to hit a

horse at the winning post after

winning. He got fined $

winning. He got fined $500. If he is

found guilty of that, why is it only a $

a $500 fine? How on earth that you

have a jockey who has been a jockey

for 20 years to say you can whip a

horse this many times in the last

200 metres. It is unbelievable the

way this law is wrecking havoc. He

was put out just by the way. He is

out of racing for 10 meetings

because of early interference in the

Cup. Because of the RSPCA, that is

what attracted the headlines. I

think the RSPCA has to pull their

head his in. They have been doing it

for years. The horses don't appear

to have suffered as a result of

that. They are padded whips. We

should make that a point. He gave it

is a decent whack and goes on to win

a 7-figure purse. I just love when

they pass that post. I love that. Legendary Aussie golfer Greg Norman

has pulled out of this year's Australian Open due to injury. Bec, what impact will Norman's withdrawal have?

You won't believe it but yesterday I

saw one of the Australian Open

organisers in my butcher. He went

from eye fillet to chops. He has

lost the headline act of

lost the headline act of the Australian Open and it was daylight

second as to who they coulda tract.

Melbourne has Tiger. They got Tiger

and the pro-am on Wednesday at

Kingston Heath. Not just for golf

but for the New South Wales

Government. It is sad for

Government. It is sad for the Australian Open because it is one of

our prestige tournaments. It should

be big. It should be great. We know

how he fills the public gallery.

They are going to struggle with

crowds. We know he has an injury but

you got to know whether he is going

to shun the publicity. He is going

to be all over it in the media since

his break-up with Chris Evert. He

knows how it works. Melbourne gets

Tiger and Sydney and New South Wales

misses out. To show how big it is,

the practice session is sold out.

Incredible. $

Incredible. $250,000 that some

corporates are paying to play with

Tiger in the pro-am. Why would you

want to play with Tiger in the

pro-am? Peter Montgomerie is playing

with Tiger in the pro-am. That is an

experience. It is worth every cent.

Or just caddying. Have a good

weekend and good luck in the Stakes

tomorrow. Your tips are going off

like a freight train. Coming up, why kids need to play to learn. An early-childhood expert says we're teaching kids the wrong stuff too early.

Meet the big beast losing their hair on Sunrise. When we need a car, we call Thrifty - Australia's best-valued car and truck rental. I fell in love with that person, that's embarrassing. That's embarrassing that that's the type of person that I fell in love with, so far in love, so unconditional that I went back. Rihanna has given her first TV Chris Brown's assault. She's admitted she made a mistake going back to Brown, which is being applauded as a strong message to other victims of domestic violence.

21 she is. Good on her for taking

such a strong stance. Good on her

going public. It is more powerful

coming from her given the type of

music that she is involved with,

that hip-hop, urban-type music, the

images of how they portray women in

their videos, I think it is bad and

always have been. For her to come

out - I reckon they can start

getting the message across by

actually portraying women better in

those videos. I didn't think of

that. I was thinking of the hundreds

of thousands of women too scared to

leave and she says "

leave and she says "I was in it" and

she left. Good on her. Experts want shark nets removed from our beaches. They say they're killing other marine animals - turtles, whales and dolphins. 57 died in last year. The nets are obviously in place to protect swimmers from sharks. But should they be removed? We'll hear both sides of the debate after 7:00. Before that, though, email or SMS us with your opinion.

On the Gold Coast capturing 579

sharks. Some of those died. Most of

the small ones were released. They

caught 579 sharks. Yes. That is a

lot. And 57 marine animals died, 20

of which were coal fins. And the

rest were turtles? Y. Is that too

high a price to pay? Do we need

them? Would-be cabbies will have to pass an English test before they get behind the wheel. They will also face a quiz on road rules and know how to get to and from major landmarks. Victoria already has tough standards for taxidrivers. But the rules will now be rolled out across the country starting next year. Is this a good thing? Have your say on the soapbox.

Do you think it is a bit harsh that

the cab driver should be able to

speak English? Do you think that is

setting the bar a bit high? I

thought that was it now. They have

to know major landmarks. I would

like to see one of the tests, how

easy it is to get it. Now they are

introducing the English requirements

so where did they do before. We are

in television so driving a cab is

good back-up. Finally, are we trying to teach children too much too early? There's been a lot of talk about setting literacy and numeracy targets for kids. But one child educator reckons pushing lessons on little ones could actually do more harm than good. He says children up to seven get more out of play than maths and English tests. We will hear from him shortly

but in the meantime, share your thoughts with us. Are we forcing kidds to learn too much too early? Knot

Let them play cops and robbers.

Preschool. Someone

Preschool. Someone once said to me

that school will teach them to read

and write. And learn those social

skills. I can't wait to speak to him. News and weather is next on Sunrise. Plus, an inmate attacks a prison guard. The whole thing is caught on camera.

But what happens next will surprise you.

And Kochie gets the christen a new racetrack in Sydney, with police protection. Can he survive a hot lap in a V8? Find out next hour, on Sunrise. I fell in love with that person, that's embarrassing, that's embarrassing that that's the type of person I fell in love with, so far in love, so unconditionally, that I went back. Embarrassed, but now defiant. Rihanna admits she made a mistake going back to Chris Brown.

This morning on Sunrise, her first TV interview since that vicious assault. Also, rip out the shark nets. They're supposed to protect swimmers. But they're killing turtles, dolphins and whales. Coming up, the calls to remove them from our beaches. And actor Colin Firth on claims he's a sex symbol, with women at his feet. I never meet these people. and if I did, I would just plunge into the middle of them all while I'm still hanging on to being a sex anything. John Mayer performs his new song, live in the studio.

The Friday edition of Sunrise continues right now. Hello and welcome to John Mayer Day, also known as the Mayer Morning.

He's coming in to sing two songs live,

Outside here is the gear. Look at

the guitars. That is the axe rack.

The what? I don't know. Don't they

call them that? The axe rack? Did it

sound groovy? No. John Mayer's first song is coming up after 7:30.

But right now it's news time on Sunrise. Here's Nat. Good morning. Victoria's Mental Health Minister has ordered an inquiry into security at one of Melbourne's biggest psychiatric facilities after two patients were murdered. A fellow inmate at the Thomas Embling Hospital spent the night behind bars. Peko Lakovski is on suicide watch after being charged with two counts of murder. The 49-year-old is accused of a frenzied stabbing attack inside Melbourne's Thomas Embling Psychiatric Hospital on Wednesday night, killing his room-mate and the patient next door. Found the offender sitting on his bed still in possession of his knife and it appears he's changed his clothes. He'd cleaned the knife. It's thought Lakovski killed his wife of 16 years in 2002. The room-mate and the offender were considered quite friendly. They would often go out on day pass and leave and go fishing together. Victoria's Mental Health Minister ordered an immediate inquiry. The alleged attacker and his two victims were living in the lowest security wing, despite previously being charged with murder. It's thought Lakovski killed his wife of 16 years in 2002. Paul Notas murdered his mother in a house fire in 2005. And Raymond Splatt also killed his mother in the 1980s. Now clearly in this case there has been something has gone wrong. The day-leave program at Thomas Embling has been cancelled

until the investigation is complete. A Gold Coast home has been extensively damaged after being struck by lightning last night. The force of the impact

blew the power box off the side of the house and caused the ceiling to cave in. Three terrified residents had to be carried to safety. The people inside are very lucky they're not injured themselves and, yeah, the huge shock of obviously, the lightening hitting the house would have been massive. Structural engineers will be on site this morning to check for major damage. A young pastry chef had a close shave when a car slammed into his bakery in Melbourne early this morning. The car careened out of control across the tram tracks and slammed into the bakery's front wall. I was just working out the back and it was like a bomb going off. Emergency crews say it was lucky the whole wall didn't collapse. The 28-year-old driver is being treated for minor injuries. Indonesia will decide today whether to allow an Australian customs ship to remain in its waters. 78 Sri Lankan Asylum seekers onboard are refusing to go back to Indonesia to be processed. In a hand written letter, the refugees again threatened to end their lives in the ocean, if they don't get their way. They also rejected a Federal Government offer of resettlement in Australia or another country within a year. Disgraced Firepower boss Tim Johnston has until midday to surrender his passport or he could face jail. The globetrotting businessman has been ordered to stay in Australia while ASIC investigates the multimillion dollar collapse of his fuel additive company. It's quite devastating when you hear there are people who literally put their life savings into Firepower. Johnston moved to London last year but has returned to the Gold Coast this week and was ordered to stay put. Airports have been warned, in case he tries to flee. Cab drivers will have to pass an English test before they can get work anywhere in Australia. New national standards will be approved today,

also requiring cabbies to demonstrate a good knowledge of local roads and landmarks in their State. The tough standards are already in place in Victoria, but many taxi drivers have been taking easier tests in other States. Questions are being asked in the US State of Ohio about how police could have missed the warning signs that a serial killer was on the loose. Residents had reported a foul stench coming from this street for years. The bodies of 11 women have now been found. Knowing that my office actually called the health department in 2007 to say that one of my residents called in and said, "There is a foul odour across the street "and it smells like a dead body."

And to know that from 2007 to this present day Suspect Anthony Sowell has been charged with rape and murder. One victim has been identified as a 53-year-old drug addict who disappeared a year ago. In Florida, a prison guard has been attacked by an inmate then saved by other inmates who came to his rescue. The video shows one prisoner using the guard's radio to call for help. It took several minutes before other guards responded

and led the attacker away. A wallaby has been caught in Melbourne after leading wildlife catchers on a suburban chase. The marsupial was spotted in a backyard in Sydenham last night after being seen days earlier in another part of the suburb.

My wife calls and says come quick

there is something like a little

kangaroo in the backyard. A team of catchers quickly set to work with a tennis net. After a few false attempts the wallaby was finally caught and will be returned to bushland. The wildlife experts say suburbia has encroached on the wallabies bush habitat. In finance news: Time for sport, here's Beretts.

Caught the wallaby but not the great

white rabbit on Kochie's street. Australia has taken a 3-2 lead in the one-day series against India after a gripping 3-run win in Hyderabad this morning. The visitors looked set for an easy win after posting 4/350 but Sachin Tendulkar almost single-handedly guided India to victory. A crippling injury toll had Australia's backs against the wall so they came out swinging. COMMENTATOR: That's gone a long way. Shane Watson feasted on wayward Indian bowling scorching to a half century. Shaun Marsh was starting to find his feet but Watson surrendered on 93 ending a 145-run opening stand. With his opening partner gone, Marsh became the aggressor bludgeoning his way to a century. That's his hundred. Over the moon he is. When Marsh eventually fell for 112, Cameron White morphed into India's worst nightmare. He hammered 57 off 33 balls as the Aussies amassed 4/350. Who could answer the call for India? Who else but Sachin Tendulkar? Terrific hitting from the little master. Tendulkar was on another planet, adding another ton to his prolific record. 45 hundreds in one-day internationals. The Little Master powered past 150 but faltered with the finishing line in sight falling to debutante McKay for 175. And taken. Tendulkar's dismissal was the catalyst for an Indian implosion.

The home side lost 4 wickets in the space of 16 balls to hand Australia a stunning 3-run victory. Bart Cummings will be chasing his fourth Group One win

of the Spring Carnival in tomorrow's Emirates Stakes at Flemington. Cummings will saddle up Cox Plate winner So You Think and the 3-year-old is set to start a dominant favourite in the race. The training legend did it again yesterday with filly Faint Perfume taking out the VRC Oaks. It's the ninth time Cummings has won the race. Reigning V8 Supercar champion Jamie Whincup has revealed that his team's mid-season defection to Holden has hurt his charge at back-to-back titles.

Whincup's team has been forced to spend time developing the Commodore he and Craig Lowndes will drive next year and his 2009 car's performance is down as a result. The Ford star leads the championship by 32-points. Adelaide United coach Aurelio Vidmar is confident his side can break out of its goal scoring rut in tonight's A-League clash with Brisbane at Hindmarsh Stadium. They may have to do it without Brazilian star Cassio

who's no certainty to return from injury. The Roar are winless in their last five matches. Soon on Sunrise why children need to play, to learn. Fifi's all fired up at CFA Dandenong this morning.

I am. It is a lot more than just

attending bushfires. The guys work

tirelessly,

tirelessly, they do rescue

operations, vehicle accidents. The

guys are learning how to use the

jaws of life when vehicle accidents

occur. We are learning this morning

and I will have more across the morning. Sunrise weather for Beacon Lighting.

It has to be Beacon for lighting and ceiling fans this summer. Catalogue sale on now. Around Queensland - mostly fine for Cairns and Townsville. Showers for Mackay and Rockhampton. Storms for Toowoomba. Brisbane will have a top of 27. Across New South Wales - storms for Coffs Harbour and Tamworth. Showers in Newcastle and Wollongong. Fine for Canberra. Sydney will have showers. Around Victoria - fine for Mildura and Ballarat. Sunny for Warrnambool and Bendigo. Melbourne will have a top of 25. Across Tasmania - fine for Launceston and Strahan.

Clear weather for Swansea. While Hobart will be sunny.

Around South Australia - fine for Mount Gambier. Sunny in Port Lincoln and Ceduna. While Adelaide will have a top of 26. Across the Northern Territory -

fine for the Alice. Partly cloudy for Katherine. While Darwin will have storms. Around WA - storms for Kalgoorlie and Albany. Fine for Geraldton and Karratha. Broome will be partly cloudy. Perth will have showers.

I will have more from the CFA in

Dandenong with the guys and girls

who do a wonderful job. See you

then. Thank you. See you soon.

Rihanna has spoken on TV about Chris

Brown's assault. It is a pretty

emotional interview and admits it

was a mistake to go back to him

after he hit her. What did she

exactly say? She did open up to

Diane Sawyer. Particularly

noteworthy is taking some personal

responsibility as a role model. Have

a listen.

responsibility as a role model. Have a listen. When I realised that

myselfish decision for love - my

selfish decision for love could

result in some young girl getting

killed, I could not be easy with

that part, I couldn't be held

responsible for telling them go

back. Chris - even if Chris never

hit me again, who's to say that

their boyfriend won't. hit me again, who's to say that their boyfriend won't.

hit me again, who's to say that their boyfriend won't. She is

remarkably strong given she is 21

and what she has been through. What

has been the reaction in Hollywood?

She is getting a very positive

reaction. A lot of people thought it

was a coincidence with her album

coming out. It is that cognitive

awareness of her audience that she

is getting praise. Perhaps this will

reflect herself in the way she

portrays women in future videos. And

all her colleagues. It is a general

reof music that I think portrays

women really badly. Hopefully

women really badly. Hopefully that changes. Chris Brown has an

interview of his own that is about

to be released. What does he have to

say? I don't know if he is

say? I don't know if he is guilty or

contrite. It is interesting to see

him speak to MTV news to how other

people around him are reacting. I am confused. With my fans, they still love me, they support me but definitely - you have those people that don't support you. It is like 50/50 with me. You got the people

that support me and the people that don't want to see me do anything, especially in jail. Chris, Chris, Chris. He has got to realise that people might like his music but no one would condone what he did, Nelson. Let's see what his future videos end up looking like. Remember that wedding video where the whole wedding party was dancing. If he see that joy and happiness as opposed to violence and degradation, it could work out for him. As Rihanna took this situation and turned it into a strong message, maybe he will change. Maybe he will change how his music portrays women and as a young man take a lead. Thank you. Marine experts are once again calling for the use of shark nets to be abandoned. A shark management advisory board has been told the nets are bad news for marine life. Official figures show 132 marine animals became entangled last year, just under half of them died, some of those were dolphins. Most of the 500 or so sharks caught died. The nets are obviously in place to protect swimmers from sharks but should they be removed? Paul Hodda is from the Australian Whale Conservation Society and Tony Ham is from the Shark Control program. Good morning to both of you. Paul, we'll start with you. What impact do these nets have on marine life?

The nets are quite devastating and

have been for some time. They are

meant to kill sharks but they kill

either animals and our main concern

are dolphins and whales. The stats

show that 57 other marine life died over that period

over that period of time. No whales

were killed but 579 sharks were

captured. 57 from 579, it doesn't

sound too bad, does it? It does

because those ticks shouldn't be

taken from the marine environment

just because we want to go in the

water for a swim. We are talking

about harmless sharks

about harmless sharks and those

shouldn't be killed just for our

convenience. Tony, we understand the

need to protect swimmers but is this

the only way to keep sharks away? At

the moment. There has bp a range of

effort discussed. Those methods

don't exist at

don't exist at this time and on the

technological horizon. This system

has been in place for 47 years. It

worked extremely well with only one

fatality. The position is this will

remain until a suitable alternative

can be found. If there

can be found. If there is no

alternative, are you saying take the

nets away and protect the humans?

The life of a human is more

important than a shark? We don't

want to take that away from the

equation. Another approach is stay

out of the water. These things have been in

been in the water since 1962. We

were killing on the eastern seaboard

and it needs to be changed. We have

to be proactive in research to find

alternative. You are not saying

don't swill in the ocean. What we

are doing now is the extreme and the

other extreme

other extreme is keep people out of

the water. We need to find something

in the middle. The shark nets are

taken away during the whale

migration season in New South Wales.

When their program went in it was about

about not having swimmers swim

during the colder months of the

year. It is in Queensland as well sm

people don't swim in the colder

months. That is not true T people

come to enjoy our beaches year

round. Whales aren't as big a problem as it

problem as it is now. We have seen a

mass riff population increase and we

do get other specimens, whales

included. We had 28 entanglements

and those animals released sa live.

We had entanglements on the

We had entanglements on the cold

coast but those animals were

released alive as well. I

released alive as well. I can't say

in the past that the program is

perfect but it does keep the

objective of keeping the swimmer

safe. The Government has increased a

lot of opinion which includes putting

putting nets on the ships and and ri

leasing Harleyless sharks and

stingrays that might be caught

alive. It is an issue that we all

agree. If we can get an alternative

to nets, that would be the way to

go. Thank you for your time this morning. Knowing how to teach children in the early years of life

can be tricky and confusing. But one leading expert has warned that targets set for little ones by the Government could actually be doing more harm than good. We're joining now by Professor Philip Gammage. Good morning.

Professor, where do you think the Federal Government's strategy falls down?

I think it falls down for a whole

series of reasons. Firstly, because it

it imposes something which is

unnecessary on children and is often

done without the consultation of

those working with the children. So

that's the first thing. The second

thing is other countries which I'm

familiar with such as Finland or

Norway or Sweden, don't do that and

yet in fact in the international

comparisons are shown to be better

than those of

than those of England or Australia.

Are we lumping too much too early? I

know there are preschools where they

teach them to read and write. And

kindergartens are setting home

assignments. Are we trying to get

them super smart way too young? Yes. I

I am thoroughly approving the

Government putting in the effort but

I want to see well-trained staff and

the staff making the decision in

consolation with the parents. I

don't want to see the school of

earlier years, the pressing down. We

have seen in England how this has been

been fairly bad on the whole for

children. We have had a lung opinion

of 3-year-olds holding pencils when

they don't have the fine feetor

skills to have. We are putting

pressure and it is not right for

children. Children at that age need

to share, need

to share, need projects, knee

stories read to them but they don't

want a school curriculum. When is a

good age. If we go to preschool and

painting. When the child shows a

strong interest and concern and the

emotional stakes of the child

emotional stakes of the child are

ready for it. If you look at Finland

which topped the international

comparisons with literacy. There is

no literacy taught under the age of

7. I say on the whole because most

children learn to read from their

parents. It is very important in the

decisions. Thank

decisions. Thank you for your time.

I must say, two of us here at the

desk are saying "

desk are saying "Hear, hear.

desk are saying "Hear, hear." Very

sensible bloke. That's what we need,

a bit of sense. Now keepers at a German zoo are baffled by their bears. The speckled bears have lost most of their hair and vets don't know why.

The breed comes from South America, and normally have fluffy dark brown fur. And at this time of the year,

they would normally be growing a thicker coat to keep warm during the winter. But instead, they've gone bare and in the process, become quite a drawcard.

They do look out of sorts, don't

they? Not quite so cuddly. Next week is Power Week. On Monday we'll have Vanessa Amorosi, Ben Elton and Jane Turner all live. But after the break, Friday's news and weather.

# Who says I can't be free from all

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the things I used to be

# Who says I can't be free... # Who says I can't be free...# Plus John Mayer performs his new song 'Who Says' live in the studio. Also ahead, Mel test drives a big rig.

Do you reckon I could pick up my

kids in this? She's living her dream, when Sunrise continues.

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A lot of people having

A lot of people having their say on

the oceanic viking. We offered to

settle them in Australia or another

country over the next year. They

rejected that. They said "

rejected that. They said "No, we

don't like that outcome.

don't like that outcome." They

don't like that outcome." They have to go to Indonesia to be

to go to Indonesia to be processed.

Hamilton Island? Who is running this

country? Us or a whole bunch of

people who tried to break in. Give

me a break. If the asylum seekers

are not happy with it go back to

their homeland. Even people who

support, give them

support, give them a go, see where

they have come from and what they

have been to are saying "

have been to are saying "Come on.

You have been given a good offer. You have been given a good offer."

See you later. Boom, go. It sets a

difficult process. Get processed at

a refugee camp like everyone else

a refugee camp like everyone else does. On the way, a taste of John Mayer's new album. He's performing live at 7:50.

And soon Kochie gets a police escort for his hot lap in a V8. Mel hit the roads too, in a B-double truck. But did she drive it well? More on that shortly. Right now though, Nat's got a news update. Gold Coast residents say they felt the ground shake when lightening hit a house last night. The force of the impact

blew the power box off the side of the Ashmore home and caused the ceiling to cave in.

We were driving along and the car shook, we thought the lightning actually hit the road but it was just down here. My fiance actually was quite afraid so I ran out to see what was happening and there was smoke everywhere. Three terrified residents had to be carried to safety.

Structural engineers will be on site this morning to check for major damage. Qantas planes could be grounded in coming weeks, as professional engineers consider strike action. After 7 months of failed negotiations

over pay and conditions, workers have voted in favour of industrial action. Professional engineers are the only ones who can approve significant aircraft maintenance

and any strike would cause huge flight disruptions.

Members of the union will meet in Sydney and Melbourne today to decide how to proceed. Sri Lankan asylum seekers onboard the 'Oceanic Viking' have rejected a Federal Government offer of resettlement in Australia or another country within a year. The Government made the offer in the hope of ending a 3-week standoff. But in a hand written letter, thrown off the Customs vessel

asylum seekers refused to go back to Indonesia. They're still threatening to throw themselves overboard if they are forced off the boat. A deadline for the 'Oceanic Viking' to remain in Indonesian waters expires today. Australia has asked for another extension. In finance news:

And in Breaking News now on Sunrise. Armed gunmen have killed seven people and wounded 12 in a shooting at Fort Hood military base in America. One of the gunmen has been arrested. The other is holed up. The military base is in lock-down,

which means details are sketchy, but we'll bring you more details as we get them. Time for sport, here's Beretts. Australia has won the fifth one-dayer against India despite a virtuoso performance from Sachin Tendulkar. The little master hit 175 but India couldn't reel in the victory target of 351. Shane Watson and Shaun Marsh laid the foundations for Australia's massive total putting on an opening stand of 145.

Marsh went right on with the job hitting his maiden one-day century. In reply, Tendulkar was in full flight taking India to the brink of success in its biggest-ever run chase. But the match turned on Tendulkar's dismissal with Australia wrapping up the Indian tail to record an extraordinary win. Quade Cooper's sizzling form in the Wallabies' tour match against Gloucester

has earned him a recall for Sunday's Test against England. He'll link with Digby Ioane in the centres. Robbie Deans has also recalled winger Drew Mitchell and flanker George Smith to the run-on side. Greg Norman's withdrawal from next month's Australian golf Open is set to leave organisers high and dry.

Most elite golfers are committed elsewhere in the first week of December but officials are hoping to find a replacement.

I want your rating on the new race.

It could become iconic. Fifi gets a

lot of invitations. She received one

from the CFA base in Dandenong, a

whole bunch of firemen and ladies

and Fif jumped at the chance. Thank

you for pointing out ladies. Josie

is here. I will be speaking to her

shortly. The guys do so much.

shortly. The guys do so much. Rescue

operations is what they also do. The

guys are going through their paces this morning.

Best-laid plans I was going to get a

lift down but you know how I am with

heights. Any chance of getting the

cherry picker over here to get me down?

down? Hydraulic platform. Sorry

about that. Yes, they will give you

a fire member's lift. Pouring with

rain in Coffs Harbour. Christie says

for the fifth time this year we have

been flooded in. 17 million of rain

overnight. When we moved here with

were in a

were in a 1 in 100 fire zone. Soon on Sunrise, John Mayer performs his new song, live in the studio. And just ahead, Mel gets to live her dream of driving a truck. Also after the break, Kochie casts off his 'Driving Miss Daisy' image. Hitch a ride on his hot V8 lap on the new Sydney track when Sunrise returns.

My partner here has made motor history. He's taken part in the first V8 hot lap around suburban Sydney. I took the bone-rattling ride with supercar driver Jason Richards

around Olympic Park. To make the heart pump even faster, I got the job of navigator.

He gave me the map to show him where

to go. How are you big fella. Pretty

excited actually. What's this? This

is your map because I don't

is your map because I don't know

where I'm going. You have never done

this before. I need to give you

directions? Yes. What about these

numbers in circles like 244 there

and 230 there? That means how fast

we should get to. If you can keep an

eye on the speedo. I used to walk

around here to see the Wallabies.

Mate, are you confident

Mate, are you confident though? I

think so. The last time I did this I

was with Jennifer Hawkins. We had

slightly different bums. You just

have to keep your eye on the green

car. He knows. Good thinking. We

lose the green car, we might be in a

bit of strife. Straight ahead.

Go through here. Watch out.

Left 90. These stop signs are a

bugger. There you have it. I am a

bath of perspiration and I am just

the peak. Jas, good ride. Glad you

got us here. I am shaking,

got us here. I am shaking, I am hot,

I feel sick. He does it every day. I

have no idea how you do it. You are

a wreck. You feel sick. You go

around - you don't want to appear a

wuss. You go around going " wuss. You go around going "How many more laps to go?

more laps to go?" Another lap? Yes,

and thinking I am going to

and thinking I am going to heave. You think that's big - that's nothing. I learnt to drive a 26m B-double truck. And I discovered truck driving is a job any chick can do. Ah, breaker 1-9, this here's the Rubber Duck.

Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a convoy. Trucking has long been a job for the blokes. But now the chicks are getting behind the wheel.

Let go the park brake. You are a

born truckie. Careful, we haven't

started yet. OK. So remember 26

metres. Good. We have

metres. Good. We have 26 mirrors: metres. Good. We have 26

mirrors:remember you got a trailer.

That's right. Move over to the left

now. Check the left mirror. Clear

the cones there. I was expecting a

big honk, honk. Just so you know,

all the cones are still standing.

How many women are truck drivers? More and more.

More and more. We need more in the

industry. It would be a good job.

You can do it in your own time. If I

had you for a week I would turn you

into a driver. You wouldn't work 100

hours a week. All the technology here.

Maree Mullett is one of the pioneering female truckies. She may look tiny but she can handle a big rig. And the guys are nice to you?

They are. They are. You get some

looks but they are. Honk, honk.

Especially women in the cars. They

go past and they realise it is a

woman behind the wheel and they

wave. Fantastic. And once you get the bug, you just wanna keep on truckin'

Convoy! Ah, 10-4, Pig Pen, what's your 20? Wow. How cool is that? And a big thank you to Chris Mullett and his crew from Motoring Matters.

Why couldn't you wear it? I didn't

get it until after my

get it until after my lesson. Some

of the security safety measures in

the truck, some of the new ones, the

Volvo has a camera on the draoifr and it

and it keeps an eye on your blinking

rate. When you blink more, it is a

sign of fatigue. When you went to

pick up Nick and

pick up Nick and Talia, what did the

lollipop lady do? Thanks, I had a ball. Next hour, the big names getting their sea legs, for the Sydney-Hobart. And we'll catch up with Kurt Fearnley as he prepares to crawl the Kokoda Track. But after the break - master muso John Mayer performs his new single. Check out 'Who Says', next on Sunrise.

Back now to our Breaking News now on Sunrise. They're now saying three armed gunmen have killed seven people in a shooting at a military base in America. 20 are wounded. It happened at Fort Hood.

One of the gunmen has been arrested. Another is holed up.

And the third is roaming around. The military base is in lockdown, so not much information

is getting out, but we'll bring you more details as we get them. Live music on Sunrise brought to you by BigPond music.

Download your favourite music now at bigpond.com Let's face it - John Mayer is a bit of a hearthrob

and it doesn't take much to make women around the world swoon. But his amazing vocals and melodies have also made him one of the best musicians of his generation. John's latest album is called 'Battle Studies' and the songs from it tell a tale about war and the challenges of life. He's here with us this morning with the first single 'Who Says'. # Who says I can t get stoned? # Turn off the lights and the telephone # Me and my house alone # Who says I can t get stoned? # Who says I can t be free? # From all of the things that I used to be # Re-write my history # Who says I can t be free? # It s been a long night in New York City # It's been a long night in Baton Rouge # I don't remember you looking any better # Then again I don t remember you # Who says I can't get stoned? # Call up a girl that I used to know # Fake love for an hour or so # Who says I can t get stoned? # Who says I can't take time? # Meet all the girls on the county line # Wait on fate to send a sign # Who says I can't take time? in New York City # It's been a long night in Austin too # I don't remember you looking any better

# Well, then again I don't remember you

# Who says I can't get stoned? # Plan a trip to Japan alone # Doesn't matter if I even go # Who says I can t get stoned?

# It's been a long night in New York City # It's been a long time since 22 # I don't remember you looking any better # Then again I don't remember, don't remember you. #

(APPLAUSE) John Mayer with his new single 'Who Says'. The album is called 'Battle Studies' and it's out next week.

Good to see you