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but parents will wear the cost. The standards will be higher to pay even more for child care? So can mums and dads afford This morning on Sunrise, and what they mean for you. the increasing charges Also, mobile phones and cancer. on the dangers. We've got the verdict Plus, catastrophe avoided - to release a kitten rescuers work well into the night stuck in a household toilet. And Motown legend Smokey Robinson. (SINGS) # Don't know why

# Don't know why I didn't come... # on this Monday edition of Sunrise. He's performing two songs live # Reach up for the sunrise... # Kochie and Nat. VOICEOVER: Live from Brekky Central, Hello and welcome. so Nat has shuffled around the desk. Mel is off this week She has

She has a lot of holidays. She has

not had a holiday in at least a month. is looking after the news. And Ann Sanders Good morning. are calling for witnesses New South Wales police five members of the one family, to a shocking crash which killed including a 3-month-old baby. with a semitrailer at Wilton, Their Toyota sedan collided south of Sydney yesterday. the car just suddenly appeared. The truck driver says and straight underneath him, The car came out of the bushes of dealing with it or swerving. he just had no way behind watched the horror unfold. Other family members travelling as a factor. Police have ruled out speed has bounced back Liberal Party support less than a week the new Leader of the Opposition. after Tony Abbott became According to the latest Newspoll, has jumped by 1% point support for the Coalition on a 2-party preferred basis. with 56% of the vote. But Labor still holds a strong lead preferred prime minister stakes Kevin Rudd is well ahead in the despite a 5% drop. would make a better PM. 23% of voters think Tony Abbott has forced a brief shutdown A security scare in Copenhagen of the UN climate change conference of world leaders. ahead of the arrival Police sealed off the main venue was found. after a suspicious package for a short time. Subway services were also stopped over the next 12 days 6,000 officers will patrol the city are promising harsh penalties and authorities for violent protesters. arrived yesterday Hundreds of demonstrators 'Climate Express' onboard the carbon friendly with UN officials and delegates. around the world Climate change protests continue through London at the weekend. up to 40,000 people marched will be questioned Firepower boss Tim Johnston missing millions over the fuel company's after finally arriving in Perth. because of a heart condition Johnston had claimed he couldn't fly

from Brisbane yesterday, but made it safely to Perth picked up by a private limousine. Firepower developed a petrol pill fuel consumption by 20%. that promised to slash liquidators are now investigating. It collapsed 18 months ago - in Perth's Federal Court tomorrow. Johnston is expected to appear to frustrated passengers Queensland rail has apologised more than 100 services yesterday. after a power failure shut down Albion and Roma Street stations Passengers were bussed between

and Mitchelton and Bowen Hills. Some people missed flights,

to the Stereosonic music festival. others were late worked through the night Queensland rail engineers for this morning's peak hour. to ensure there are no delays The Queen has banned the paparazzi of the Royal Family. from taking unauthorised photos with prying lenses The monarch is fed up

against photographers and has ordered a crackdown royal engagements. while they're not at to be behind the move, Prince William is thought pursued by photographers angry over being aggressively Kate Middleton. while with his girlfriend, In finance news: of business ahead of us. There's another cracking week looking out for, To find out what we should be let's go to Craig James at CommSec.

Craig, what should we be watching?

Kochie, you wouldn't be dead for

quids this week. Everything but the

kitchen sink has been thrown to

investors. We have the Olivier

report. Employers are hiring. That

is great new forz the job market. We

got the National Australia Bank

survey out on Tuesday, con saourm

sentiment on Wednesday and we are

looking for a rise of 15,000 in

terms of jobs on Thursday. The

unemployment rate has probably

already peaked when you consider the

US unemployment rate at 10% US unemployment rate at 10%, we are

doing a whole lot better. Also I go

to holidays on Friday. Nobody else

cares but at least I do. How long

are you going away for? Only a week.

That is dedication. I love the

Christmas decorations. Anyone who

wants a hand on decorations, don't

ask me. I love the gold star. Just

plunged down. Good job. See you,

mate. Talk to you tomorrow. Soon on Sunrise - into the second cricket Test. the Windies breathe new life sport from Couran Cove. Beretts checks all this morning's of today's weather. But first, a quick check Around the capitals : fine for Brisbane. and Canberra. Sunny for Sydney for Melbourne. A shower for Hobart. A little rain for Adelaide. Afternoon storms for Perth. Partly cloudy have a storm. Darwin will when Sunrise continues. Fifi returns with the weather VOICEOVER: Bank fees can add up. But when it comes to monthly fees, transaction account Commonwealth Bank's makes a lifetime of banking fee-free. Learn more online or in-branch. apply. Conditions It's a battle for every parent. So how do you get it right? to raise kids who won't hate you. Tomorrow, expert advice on how Plus, heart-throb Matt Damon - with the Hollywood star. we go one-on-one That's Sunrise, Tuesday.

Who won't hate you? Yes. It must be

nice. Always being nice is not always the answer. Time for sport. Here's Beretts.

Always doing it tough after the

Telstra 500. Here at Couran Cove. I

will tell you about that later. A tenacious bowling performance from the West Indies and a hamstring injury to Peter Siddle has breathed new life into the second Test. The Windies reached 0/23 in their second innings yesterday, an overall lead of 35. Siddle's injury and a placid Adelaide pitch

has Australia facing the prospect of a long day in field.

It's not the sort of pitch where you

can blast peel out. I think we have

to bowl with patience and discipline. For the second straight Test, plenty of Aussie batsmen got starts but none went on to make a century. The home side was dismissed for 439. The Sydney Telstra 500 is already being hailed as one of the jewels in the V8 Supercar crown after more than 180,000 fans attended the inaugural event over the weekend. Fans were treated to an action-packed season finale yesterday that featured smashed windows and discarded door panels. Penrith boy James Courtney defied all challengers to chalk one up for the locals, winning by three seconds. Championship winnner Jamie Whincup couldn't end the season on a high but was still able to savour back-to-back titles. Robert Allenby's decision to skip the Australian Open has paid off big time after he downed Swede Henrik Stenson in a play-off to win the rich Sun City Challenge. A par at the third extra hole was enough to secure Allenby almost $1.3 million. He'll be back home for this week's Australian PGA at Coolum

to go head-to-head with yesterday's Australian Open winner Adam Scott. Scott won by five shots from Stuart Appleby. Everton has come back from the dead in the Premier League this morning to earn a vital 2-2 draw with Tottenham. Tim Cahill slotted the equaliser in the dying minutes to send the Goodison Park crowd into raptures but the game still had one final twist. Spurs won a controversial injury time penalty but Everton keeper Tim Howard kept it out. And congratulations to the Kookaburras who created history yesterday by defeating Germany to win their 10th Champions Trophy. They did it the hard way too, recovering from a 3-1 half-time deficit to win 5-3. It was a double celebration for Jamie Dwyer who was voted the world's best player.

What a weekend of sport. The Sydney

Telstra 500. First off event,

134,000. Everyone Had a great time

and it will be bigger and better

next year. Alright, thank you,

Beretts. And Cold Chisel. I didn't

but my kids did. They said it was

fantastic. Now to today's forecast.

Someone is back. Hello, Fifi How are

you? I am so much better. I am fit

and firing. I have to say it was my

one night at the Koch retreat with

Australia's finest and best hostess

Libby Koch, she gave me all the

vitamins and home-cooked food. It

sped up my recovery. A bit of TLC. I

am feeling fantastic. Here by the

harbour, a very muggy morning. I

would enjoy a light breeze and

hopefully there is one on the way.

Let's whip around the country. Sunrise weather for Beacon Lighting. Keep cool this summer with a ceiling fan from Beacon. Fan sale on now. Around Queensland: showers for Cairns. Fine for Mackay and Mount Isa. Sunny in Maroochydore. Across New South Wales, fine for Tamworth and Broken Hill. Clear skies in Newcastle. Sunny in Canberra. While Sydney will be fine. Around Victoria, showers for Mildura. Rain for Ballarat and Warrnambool. Across Tasmania, showers for Launceston. Wet conditions for Strahan and Swansea while Hobart will have rain. Around South Australia, rain for Mount Gambier. Showers for Port Lincoln and Ceduna. Across the Northern Territory, fine for Alice Springs. Hot conditions for Katherine. While Darwin will have storms. showers for Albany. Around WA, for Bunbury. Partly cloudy

for Kalgoorlie. A thundery shower for Geraldton. Early cloud

There you go, Nat and Kochie. Just

like riding a bike. Jump back on and

I remember how to do it. You are

looking healthy. Good to see. See

you in half an hour Ahead this Sunrise, mobile phones cause cancer. the verdict on whether And later, actresses face a glass ceiling. why even the world's leading to jump on Oprah's couch? But next is Tiger Woods ready when Sunrise continues. Nelson has the word from Hollywood with the all-original Nelson Aspen The E-File on Sunrise brought to you by 'New Idea', celebrity news and more. for all the latest has taken some pretty big blows The public image of Tiger Woods over the past week. to tell his side of the story But the golf superstar could be set to Oprah. Nelson Aspen is in Hollywood. to Oprah will help? Nelson, do you think telling all

You know what - you said it. Who

else? If he is going to try to

repair his tarnished image, more

importantly save all those lucrative

sponsorships, he has to talk sooner

or later. In terms of the on-air

journalists it would be maybe

Barbara Walters but it has to be owe

ra win free. She the go-to gal for

damage control. He has to talk

sometime. David Letterman with his

scandal and not only for people

understanding it more but a ratings

boost. Now eight women are alleged

to have extra-curricular activity.

Eight. Eight! Maybe we will call him

octo-dad. You wonder if it is all

true if eight come out. So the girls

will probably turn up on Larry King?

There you go. Or they can do a

reality show. Paris him to be could

host the reality show. Or how about

the movie, any time soon? That is

the parlor game of who will do the

movie. Will Smith, he played Ali.

Why don't we do a documentaries and

my friend don could play Tiger.

Wouldn't he be a good Tiger? to remind himself of his success? What does 50 Cent do

He says he always have to keep a lot

of cash on his person to remind

himself that he has money and for

him a lot of cash is $

him a lot of cash is $25,000. I

guess that is what it takes to make

him feel secure. How much mad money

do you keep on you? I always have a

20 and a couple of dollar bills. $ 20 and a couple of dollar bills.

$20,000 that is an open invitation

for someone to rob him. Maybe that

is why he carries a gun. That makes

a lot of sense. You got some news on

Bradley Cooper? Yes and his gal pal

sdel sdil. One of the placed up

there is called Poutine it is French

fries covered in gravy. Bradley

really love thz poutine. Bradley was

indulging in it and someone over

heard him say eat it and he said "Of heard him say eat it and he said "

course you can't afford to eat 134." course you can't afford to eat 134.

That the the breaking the cardinal

rule. He said he just wanted her to

try it and that she is perfect the

that. way she is. Got to be careful with

On the way, the cost of child care. why the Government wants to increase

And shortly, national anthem at basketball games. the revolt over a ban on singing the sport and weather together. But next, this morning's news,

This is Sunrise across Australia. is a charity, GIRL: The Smith Family but you won't find them here. They don't run soup kitchens... or late-night rescue vans. stay in school longer. by helping kids Sasha and Skye. Here are two of Santa's helpers, a bit shy in front of the camera, Their owner Sue says Sasha was being pulled over her head. hence the hat For being our Pets of the Day, a Pet Stock gift voucher. you've scored To see how you can spend it from Catalogue Central, and for more offers just head to our website. Coming up - and their link to cancer. the facts on mobile phones and Christie Brinkley's daughter And what was behind Billy Joel being rushed to hospital? on her condition. We'll get an update

But first, here's Ann with the news. Good morning. Melbourne commuters have been warned to the network this morning to expect severe disruptions a huge blaze at Gardenvale station, as firefighters battle near the Nepean Highway. including two aerial appliances, 14 units, are attacking the blaze. and is thought to be suspicious. It began around 5am on the busy Sandringham line. Buses will replace trains the cause of a horrifying car crash High speed as been ruled out as south of Sydney. which killed a family of five, their 3-month-old daughter A husband and wife, and the man's two sisters died with a tanker truck when their vehicle collided

at Wilton early yesterday. Authorities say

they've seen in years it's one of the worst accidents help them find out what went wrong. and are appealing for witnesses to and two others damaged by fire One home has been destroyed in Melbourne's south-west overnight. could be seen kilometres away. The inferno was so intense, flames

which was being renovated No-one was in the Newport house were forced to evacuate. but neighbours either side daughter and her baby and the dog, I'm just glad my wife and my we're all out of there. weatherboard homes were charred The neighbouring but not seriously damaged. in northern Victoria A desperate search is under way a missing ultralight aircraft. for two brothers aboard from Yarrawonga airport, Their plane took off around 6:30 last night. north-east of Melbourne were due to return at 9pm The men, aged in their 50s, but haven't been seen since. concerns for the missing brothers. Police say they hold serious to crack down on protesters Danish police have vowed UN climate conference in Copenhagen. during the 12-day of more than 6,000 police officers A security force the Danish Capital will be patrolling will be on stand-by. and another 3,000 professional police force I think we have a well trained, at the moment

of almost every situation. so we can take care So far, protests have been calm. demonstrators marched through London Yesterday, more than 40,000 calling for a united plan to tackle climate change. More than 450 United Nations officials and protesters have arrived in Copenhagen on board the carbon-friendly 'Climate Express'. Violence has erupted on the streets of Greece on the first anniversary of the death of a teenager killed by police. Thousands of protesters hurled rocks and petrol bombs at police during a march to commemorate the 15-year-old's death. Rioters smashed windows, burned garbage and cars. Police attempted to disperse the crowd with tear gas but had little success. Around 80 people were arrested. In finance news: Time for sport. Here's Beretts. Peter Siddle is no certainly to bowl for Australia when the second Test against the West Indies resumes at Adelaide Oval this morning. A hamstring injury prevented Siddle from bowling yesterday

as the visitors cruised to 0/23 in their second innings, an overall lead of 35.

I think it was just more precautionary that I just leave him out of it tonight so his leg's got another 12 hours or so to try and give him a good go tomorrow.

Sulieman Benn was rewarded for persistence, grabbing 5 wickets as the home side was dismissed for 439. V8 Supercar champion Jamie Whincup finished yesterday's Sydney Telstra 500 in the wall but the Team Vodafone star is already looking forward to switching to Holden next season. The 26-year-old wants to become the first driver in history

to win the championship for both manufacturers. Penrith boy James Courtney held off the chasing pack to win the 26th and final race of the year. Robert Allenby has become the first Australian to win the lucrative Sun City Challenge after downing Henrik Stenson in a play-off. The win earned Allenby almost $1.3 million. The Victorian will now head home to contest the Australian PGA at Coolum where he'll line up against yesterday's Australian Open winner Adam Scott. Tim Cahill has lifted Everton off the canvas in the Premier League this morning, scoring a crucial goal in the dying minutes against Tottenham. Tim Howard saved an injury time penalty to ensure a 2-2 draw for Everton. In overnight A-League action, Perth veteran Jamie Harnwell scored on his return from injury to earn the Glory a 1-1 draw with Brisbane.

Back with more sport here on Couran

Cove a bit later on. Fifi is back

bright-eyed and bushy tailed with

all your weather. Yes, I am. It is

gorgeous here by the harbour because

the blue sky is breaking through.

There are a series of

There are a series of troughs that

will move through South Australia

with showers pushing through

Victoria and showers later today.

Warm temps around most of the

country today and I will have more

weather details for new half an

hour. Ray has text messaged in

saying a big welcome back as well.

Thank you, Ray. Thank you, everyone.

See you soon, Fifi. Time

See you soon, Fifi. Time for Thought of the Day, if you have one send it

in to the soapbox. Louise from

Victoria. "

Victoria. "Don't take your troubles

to bed with you. Make him

to bed with you. Make him sleep on

the couch.

the couch." Joke of the Day comes

from Judy. An 85-year-old bloke

married a 35-year-old wife and she

wanted to have children. So she sent

him off to the doctor to make sure

he had the right number of taddies.

The doctor said take the jar home

and bring it back tomorrow. The

85-year-old came back with the jar

and it was clean as a whistle. What

happened, ask the doctor. First I

tried with my right hand and then I

tried with my left hand and still

nothing. Then I asked my wife and

she tried it with her left hand and

rite hand and we called the lady

next door, she tried the

next door, she tried the right hand

and the left hand and between her

knees. You called your neighbour?

Yes and we still couldn't get the

lid off the jar. What were you

thinking? I was thinking 6:30 at

night. It is 6:30 in the morning. Is

it news time or something? Coming up - even more expensive? is child care about to get from Motown legend Smokey Robinson. Then later, live music But next, to ban the National Anthem. the revolt over the NBL's decision when Sunrise continues. The Wilsons weigh in .

Beautiful looking morning for

Adelaide. A top of 27 but the chance

afternoon. of some thunderstorms this

The Australian swim team of a sex scandal. has been rocked by allegations News Limited papers say sexual abuse of elite swimmers police have investigated alleged dating back to the 1960s. The allegations centre on and manager, Terry Buck. former Australian swim team coach the secret police files. There are now calls to re-open Let's ask the Wilsons. for Australian swimming? Jim, how bad is this

That's you. From what I can

understand, Adam Walters who has

been on this story for six months

now has a lot more to come. South

Australia has been informed and they

are taking the allegations extremely

seriously. The

shut down following the Sydney seriously. The investigation was

Olympics because the police failed

to come up with any substantial

incidents but they didn't ask any

swimmers to come forward but this

will flood out any with allegations

of abuse. Kevin Neil will have to

reopen this. They are the most

serious of allegations involving

junior swimmers a number of decades.

There is plenty more and there is a

duty for the board to reopen the

case. The swimmer at the centre of

these allegations is an Olympic gold

medallist. He says it goes back to

the surf club when he was there as a

young boy. He says he is scarred for

life and refusing to be named, if

you are talking serious athletes and

former medallists who have

allegations against Terry bucks. It

will be interesting to see what

comes of it. When you talk about

coaches and kids, it

coaches and kids, it strikes at the

heart of sport and

heart of sport and every parents

worst nightmare. Hopefully they will

move on this and you wouldn'ter how

it stays under wraps for so long. It

had murmurs around the pool deck

about certain allegations between

coaches and athletes. Never

substantiating. It is a coach and a

child - And they start so young.

They start at 9 or 10 years old. of V8 racing in 2009. It was the most-anticipated round meet expectations? Bec, did the Sydney 500

It delivered. It was absolutely

fantastic. It capped off a week in

Sydney. We will stick it in the nose

for Melbourne. With Tiger Woods and

the Melbourne golf. This was way

beyond anyone's else expectation.

For the first time to get a crowd

like that is just fantastic.

Everyone who went couldn't believe

the access they got to the drivers.

Ow got to take your hat off to the

drivers, they went out to the track

and it was fantastic. Why did they

cap the crowds at 70,000? What was

the go there? That was part of their

agreement with the New South Wales

Government. It was the Government

that September the crowd and Sydney

park. That cap will go next year. So

many people went there and felt it

and tasted it for the first time and

will want to be there. Seeing the

venue transformed like that, it was

a stunning sec SES. - a - a stunning

success. My teenage son went out

there with a mate and never been to

a car race and se hooked. He wants

to go back again and again and

again. He wants to go to Bathurst

next year. Love to hear that. Good

to see that area utilised since

Sydney 2000. NBL fans are outraged at the banning of the national anthem at basketball games. Townsville radio jock, Steve Price, led fans in an impromptu singing of the anthem at a recent game, despite the ban. Should the anthem be sung at games?

Good on Steve Price. I reckon it is

- it is just extraordinary. I reckon

the national anthem is a part of our

history. I can understand why the

NBL and thankfully they are

reviewing it. Just play the national

anthem and let the fans sing it. It

has enough problems without the

national anthem. It doesn't matter

where you are in the world, when you

are at a

are at a sporting event and you here

it, it gives you goose bumps. I love

it. It gives a sense of occasion.

They got rocks in their head at the

NBL. This is any sort of positive

mood. People at Townsville, this is

our city, our town, our rules. Bring

it on. Good on you Bec and Jimmy.

Good to see I safely home. See you, Beretts. Shortly, the real risk of mobile phones, and cancer.

And, the plan to increase the cost of childcare. What it means for your family, when Sunrise continues. What it is to be meticulous we don't find at all ridiculous. What if? At GIO, we get that fact. It's our thing too to be exact. Insurance, nitty-gritty, we step through together and consider your questions about whatever. What if? What if? No 'what ifs', that's for sure. You're certain what you're covered for. With GIO, you'll know where you stand right down to that last detail at hand. GIO. We cover details. Hi, guys. What can I get for you? (POSH ACCENT) Good evening. I will have a Grand Angus with a red. And a Chicken Bacon Deluxe with a white for the lady. So that's a Coke and a Sprite? Take a squiz at Macca's new M-Selections. Genuine Aussie Angus or top-quality chicken breast, both with fancy ingredients, on a snazzy-looking sourdough roll. The new M-Selections range. It's a little bit fancy. But when it comes to his SUV, Now, that's generous. Find out more at: When we need a car, we call Thrifty - Australia's best-valued car and truck rental. This time of year, many people decorate their houses with Christmas lights. And it can get quite competitive. So, what do you do when your neighbour has gone all-out? You get creative. The owner of this house reckons his neighbour's display just gets bigger each year. He claims more people are stopping to take photos of his house instead of the decorated place next door. Is that happening in your street? Is there Christmas light envy? And do you feel left out if you don't decorate your house? Email or SMS us.

When you go to some streets and

there is a whole bunch of them and

then there is just one. They are

digging in. Anti-lights. You have to

have something there. At least a

tree in the window. If you live on

one of those streets, what is it

like? The spirit of Christmas spread

on the street or bah humbug. The rising cost of child care is a hot topic. Federal, state and territory leaders look set to approve a big hike in childcare fees. The Childcare Alliance warns bills are set to rise by between $13 and $22 a day for each child. The extra money would pay for more carers, lowering the ratio to one for every four children aged under two. But will parents be able to afford the higher fees? We'd like to hear from you on the soapbox.

That ratio is fantastic. We can't

care for our kids enough. If you

can't afford it, what do you do with

the kids? Do they end up in the

backyard with someone who is not

professionally qualified to look

after them. And a mother who says

you can't look after children too

much? Are they going over the top.

Do you need that ratio. It is

currently one to five. What do you

think? I think very few chem with

pay that. Some areas it is $

pay that. Some areas it is $10 o a

day or $

day or $- $

day or $- $100 a day or $

day or $- $100 a day or $125 a day.

If there is a education in child

care, that is a good thing, a

positive element. I just don't think

a lot will be afford it. Another day and another woman claiming to have had an affair with Tiger Woods. Mindy Lawton is the latest. She was a waitress at a diner near Tiger's home. He used to drop in with his wife, Elin, for breakfast. Mindy apparently had a 14-month fling with the golf superstar and was even convinced they were in love.

We're now up to woman number five and there's talk of at least two more. So, where will it end? And do people still care? Have your say on the soapbox.

A head a couple sports commentators

on the weekend say "

on the weekend say "People won't

mind. It will make people think

Tiger is normal and accessible.

Tiger is normal and accessible."

Certainly Accessible. It is amazing

to read about it. I know people are

sick of it. She was following him

hole in her car. She was buzzing him

in the house while allegedly Elin

was away. Maybe all this was predicted in Tiger's horoscope. Plenty of people check their stars each day. It's a bit of fun for some, but others plan their lives by it.

But is there any truth to astrology and our stars? We're going to debate this later with leading astrologer Milton Black and Richard Saunders from Australian Skeptics. Richard reckons astrology is so general you can apply it to anything. Milton says you should get a professional, personal reading. So do you follow your stars? Email or SMS us.

Nat, I reckon that you don't. You

secretly read them? I read them.

Secretly you read them? You don't

pay attention to them but if it says

to quickly buy a ticket. I can't

help it. Ann, what about you? Look,

I don't. I think it is a whole lot

of bunk. If it is on the next maij

you read it. Have you had a

professional reading? No. Have you?

Yes. What was it like? Yes Was it

spot on? Yes. Was it general? Really

specific. Some stuff that only I

would have known. What are the

lottery numbers? In fact, we given

Milton Richard's birthday and do a

reading. Because he doesn't believe it. After the break - this morning's news, sport and weather.

Plus, we'll also get an update on the health of Billy Joel's daughter after she was rushed to hospital. Also, is there a link between mobile phones and cancer? We've got the results of a major study, next on Sunrise. And Miranda Kerr sizzles in the Christmas ad for Victoria's Secret, as this Monday edition of Sunrise continues. Congratulations to Zeina Boulad from New South Wales. You've scored a prize pack worth over $12,000 thanks to Myer and Panasonic. But now, Zeina, you have to claim your prize. Call 1800 177 894 in the next 30 minutes! And remember, that number is only for Zeina. We'll have all the details on how you can enter our brand-new competition, shortly. Still to come this Sunrise - the standards will be higher, but parents will wear the cost. So can mums and dads afford to pay even more for child care? This morning on Sunrise, the increasing charges and what they mean for you. Then, mobile phones and cancer. We've got the verdict on the dangers. Plus, the stars who'll risk their fame fortune and family to cheat. So why do they do it? And Motown legend Smokey Robinson. (SINGS) # Don't know why # Don't know why I didn't come... # He's performing two songs live as this Monday edition of Sunrise continues. Right now, it's news time on Sunrise. Good morning. Tony Abbott's ascendancy to Opposition Leader appears to have turned around his party's fortunes with the Coalition bouncing back in the opinion polls. According to the latest Newspoll,

support for the coalition has jumped by 1% on a 2-party preferred basis. But Labor still holds a strong lead with 56% of the vote. Kevin Rudd is well ahead in the preferred prime minister stakes despite a 5% drop. 23% of voters think Tony Abbott would make a better PM. New South Wales police will today try to piece together the moments leading up to a shocking crash

which claimed the lives of an entire family. A 3-month-old baby, her parents and two aunts died instantly when their Toyota sedan collided with a tanker truck at Wilton, south of Sydney yesterday. It's a fairly horrific situation, a situation that we don't like to go to because our basic aim is to save people. Police have ruled out speed as a factor.

It's thought the driver lost control after clipping a four-wheel drive. The crash takes the New South Wales road toll to 436, well above the toll this time last year. Melbourne commuters have been warned to expect severe disruptions to the network this morning following a huge fire at a railway station in Melbourne's south-east. 55 firefighters battled the inferno at Gardenvale station for an hour

before bringing the blaze under control.

It began around 5am and is thought to be suspicious. Buses will replace trains on the busy Sandringham line. Capsicum spray has been used to force back protesters outside a meeting of Jewish leaders in Melbourne. 200 pro-Palestinian protesters stormed the doors of the Park Hyatt Hotel where Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard was addressing the Australia Israel Leadership Forum.

The dog squad and the mounted police were called in to break up the crowd. We are disappointed that the protesters broke their agreement. They said it was going to be peaceful. In the end, they've forced the issue and we've had to force them back. Three protesters were evicted from the hotel after breaking police lines. St George is the latest bank to lift its home loan interest rate by more than last Tuesday's official 0.25% increase. St George, which is wholly owned by Westpac Banking Corporation, says its rate hike of 0.39% reflects sustained increases in funding costs. Westpac angered customers by increasing its rate by 0.45%. The Commonwealth has added 0.37% to its variable rate.

The Queen has banned the paparazzi from taking unauthorised photos of the Royal Family. The monarch is fed up with prying lenses and has ordered a crackdown on photographers who aren't at royal engagements.

Prince Charles and Camilla filmed

spending Sunday at spending Sunday at sand Rick ham.

But it is not pictures like this

that they are complaining about.

They are increasingly annoyed by

scenes like this. If is thought the

prince who has been the driving

force behind this royal warning to

newspapers and paparazzi. Princess

Diana was followed in a similar way. Many still blame

Many still blame photographers for

her death. The Queen riding every day

her death. The Queen riding every day Or a prince out with his

children, things like that. They

have had a enough. They got the law

on their side. They will be tested

at Christmas. After the usual photos they want to be

they want to be left alone. They are

getting tough on those who invade

their privacy. Firefighters in Sydney's south-west had to perform a delicate rescue operation overnight when a kitten became stuck in a tight spot. Crews worked for six hours to rescue it from a sewer. But after several failed attempts, a bobcat was brought in to dig up the pipes. With the assistance of Sydney Water and the RSPCA, the cat has been successfully released

and is now in the care and protection of the RSPCA. Apart from being a little shaken up, the 6-week-old kitten is doing well. In finance news:

Time for sport. Here's Beretts.

Tenacious bowling from the West Indies and a hamstring injury to Peter Siddle has opened up the second Test in Adelaide. The Windies reached 0/23 in their second innings yesterday, an overall lead of 35.

Siddle's injury and a placid Adelaide Oval pitch has Australia facing a long day in field. It's not the sort of pitch where you can just blast people out. I think we're going to have to bowl, as I said, with a lot of patience and discipline.

For the second straight Test, plenty of Aussie batsmen got starts but none went on to make a century. The home side was dismissed for 439. The Sydney Telstra 500 is being hailed as one of the jewels in the V8 Supercar crown after more than 180,000 fans attended the inaugural event. Fans were treated

to an action-packed season finale yesterday that featured smashed windows and discarded door panels.

Penrith boy James Courtney defied all challengers to chalk one up for the locals, winning by 3 seconds. Robert Allenby's decision to skip the Australian Open has paid off big time after he downed Swede Henrik Stenson in a play-off to win the rich Sun City Challenge. A par at the third extra hole was enough to secure Allenby almost $1.3 million. He'll be back home for this week's Australian PGA at Coolum

to go head-to-head with yesterday's Australian Open winner Adam Scott. Everton has come back from the dead in the Premier League this morning to earn a vital 2-2 draw with Tottenham. Tim Cahill slotted the equaliser in the dying minutes to send the Goodison Park crowd into raptures but the game still had one final twist. Spurs won a controversial injury-time penalty

but Everton keeper Tim Howard kept it out. Coming up - why parents could soon be forking out over an extra $22 a day for child care.

But first, let's check in with Fifi.

How is it looking around the rest of

the country? It is stunning here in Sydney. Blue

Sydney. Blue skies and above average

temps for Queensland and

temps for Queensland and the Northern Territory as we get

straight into it. Sunrise weather for Beacon Lighting. Keep cool this summer with a ceiling fan from Beacon. Fan sale on now. Around Queensland: showers for Cairns. Fine for Mackay and Mount Isa.

Sunny in Maroochydore. Across New South Wales: fine for Tamworth and Broken Hill. Clear skies in Newcastle. Sunny in Canberra

while Sydney will be fine. Around Victoria, showers for Mildura. Rain for Ballarat and Warrnambool. Across Tasmania, showers for Launceston. Wet conditions for Strahan and Swansea while Hobart will have rain.

Around South Australia: rain for Mount Gambier. Showers for Port Lincoln and Ceduna.

Across the Northern Territory: fine for Alice Springs. Hot conditions for Katherine. While Darwin will have storms. Around WA, showers for Albany. Partly cloudy for Bunbury. A thundery shower for Kalgoorlie. Early cloud for Geraldton.

I will have more weather

I will have more weather details for

you from the Sydney Harbour in half

an hour. Back to you, Nat. Will parents be able to afford the big hike in childcare fees expected to be approved today? The Childcare Alliance is warning bills are set to rise by between $13 and $22 per child, per day. The extra money would pay for more carers, lowering the ratio to 1 for every 4 children

aged under two.

The Council of Australian Governments is expected to sign off on the reforms when it meets in Brisbane today. For more,

we're joined by Gwynn Bridge from the Childcare Alliance, which represents operators. Good morning. Why are you opposed to lowering the ratio of carers to children?

We are not at all opposed to

lowering the ratio. In fact the Child

Child care Alliance and all

operators want to ensure that our

children have the highest quality

care possible. However with that are

the additional costs that go with

it. As you are saying it is 1:

it. As you are saying it is 1:4

ratio but it is even a little more

than that because the ratios in the two

two to threes is going 1:

two to threes is going 1:5 and 3:

two to threes is going 1:5 and 3:5

is going 1:

is going 1:10. So you support it? We

support it but the premiers who meet

at COAG that as they move forward

there are no unintended consequences

that affect the affordability and

accessibility of high

accessibility of high quality care

for children. Does that mean a

bigger rebate? So we are talking the

child care going up and it will be a

big cost to families. How are they

going to make it not impact

families? The Government hasn't

given any clues how they will

address the situation. We are in a position that

position that until we know what the

Government intends to do, we have to

keep lobbying for families. In the

survey 79.

survey 79.3 families said they could

not afford to keep their child in

child care. Do you think parents

care a lot about this ratio? Do you

think most parents want it reduced?

think most parents want it reduced? 80% of the familiar wlis said they

considered the care te were getting

now good or excellent. I don't know

whether it will mean so much to the

families as their day goes. By world

standards I guess that is where the

Australian Government is looking to

move. Even though Australia

move. Even though Australia has one

of the best child care systems we

can't say moving forward with

quality is not a good thing. The Council of Australian Governments' meeting is expected to rubber stamp the reforms today.

What will you lobby on? On

accessibility and affordability.

There are

There are issues like loss of

licence capacity. If we lose licence

places, places for working families

to put their babies in, it will put

a huge impact on the workforce. Down

to the costs, what can the

Government do if it goes into place?

I don't understand what you are pushing for?

pushing for? We would like to see

the Government increase childcare

benefit funding to meet the

additional costs. Gwynn, thanks for your time. Over the years we've heard about the link between mobile phones and brain cancer. Now a huge Scandinavian study says

there's no link between mobiles and tumours. The Danish Cancer Society

looked at the rate of brain cancer over 30 years and particularly when mobile phones were first introduced.

But is this the final verdict? For more, we're joined by GP Dr Ginni Mansberg. Good morning. Tell us about this study. Just how comprehensive was it?

It is pretty good because it is a

massive study. It is the absolute tainting of the

tainting of the industry support. It

is not funded by mobile phones?

Which is fantastic because the other

study had been funded by the entire

industry as a whole. It is a pretty

basic study and it followed people

from 1974 to

from 1974 to 2000. They looked

from 1974 to 2000. They looked for

the spike in numbers of brain

cancers so it is reassuring. Could

it be because it takes longer for a

tumour to perform? It is a

possibility. Nobody will put their

head on the block

head on the block and say they are

fine. Tumours grow quickly. If they

fine. Tumours grow quickly. If they didn't see it in 10 years, we are ll

there. They looked at two types of

brain cancers. Is there any other?

There is this theory with blokes who

put their mobile phones in their

pockets, they are saying don't put

them in your pockets,

them in your pockets, it is not

worth the risk. So many kids have

mobile phones for a safety issue.

Are they in the clear like the study

seems to think adults are? No. It is

for people who are 20 and over.

Mobiles and kids is a new thing. I

think for most kids

think for most kids they are

generally near an adult who has got

a phone or a landline. Unless they

are doing a really long commute the

risks are pretty high S Their risks

are different to an adult? We know

they are more prone - their brains

are growing rapidly. They

are growing rapidly. They are more

prone to the damage and this study

didn't do anything to reassure us

that it is safe. In France, they are

dire warnings for kids and mobiles.

Age limit? 12. Kids under 12? I

don't want to make a blanket rule.

Some kids are doing

Some kids are doing an hour commute.

If they have a mobile phone, switch

it off and don't sb chatting all the

time. Don't use it excessively. You've heard the old expression "Monkey see, monkey do". When that happens in the internet age,

the whole world can take a peek at the next big thing. NBC's Mike Taibbi reports on a furry Facebook friend. It's the latest Facebook sensation -

expressive facial studies and impressionistic action shots of the orangutans at Vienna's Shonbrunn Zoo, photos taken by 33-year-old Nonja, one of the orangutans. Within three days, it was exploding but it is always like this. When there is interactivity between animals and people, the interest of the people is very, very high. The internet traffic has triggered a surge of visitors to the zoo, some of whose assumptions

about what Nonja and her habitat mates can do, a bit over the top. The idea that they can just put photos on Facebook is just extraordinary! They don't, of course. the zoo does.

And as for notion of Nonja and her pals as Annie Liebovitz wannabes... It's a bit weird that apes can do the same thing as humans, isn't it? Actually, they can't but they have learned that if they turn the knob on that strange box, a little piece of fruit will fall out.

They have quickly learned that if they manipulate it, then they get something. In fact, more and more zoos have learned that to manipulate their human fans and ticket buyers, they need their own animal star system.

That's why Washington's Smithsonian National Zoo has a real-time Panda-cam in honour of Tai Shan who's drawn an estimated million visitors since her first star turn four years ago. It's why Knut the polar bear,

abandoned by his mother and raised by humans with the internet world watching, is still the big attraction at the Berlin Zoo on his third birthday. And it's why Hong the elephant, paintbrush in the tip of his trunk, has astounded fans for years painting self-portraits... Oh...my...God!

..at an elephant camp outside Bangkok Thailand. Nonja!

But this week's animal star is a gracefully aging orangutan who loves fruit

and will do unusual things to get some. It's not that she's an artist.. No, but she learned to wield a paintbrush and one of her creations reportedly fetched $2,000 and now she turns that knob every day, generating photos for her growing legion of fans and an afternoon snack for herself. Mike Taibbi reporting.

Clever Orangutan. They get bored in

the cages. If you got a pet that can

do tricks like that. We could have

them on. We could extend pet of the

day. Pet trick of the day. Or the

week. We could match them up with a

manager, or an agent.

manager, or an agent. The world's your oyster. The daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley has been released from hospital after a suspected suicide attempt. The 23-year-old reportedly took a handful of sleeping pills. To find out how she's doing now, let's go to Nelson Aspen in Hollywood. Nelson, do we know why Alexa Ray Joel made the attempt?

Well, at this point it

Well, at this point it is a bit of a

stretch to say it was a suicide

attempt, A, because we don't know

and, B, she called the 911 emergency

line. She was having trouble

breathing when she took too much of

a homeopathic medication.

a homeopathic medication. Christie

Brinkley rushed home to be with her.

She has been very candid about her

relation she problems, dating

problems and that is why the theory

of a suicide attempt took hold.

Billy Joel has said he made a

suicide attempt in his early 20s. She

She is resting comfortably resting

at home. She has had a tough road,

not only with her parents and their

domestic dramas and she is a

musician living in the shadow of her

father's legacy and then her mother's

mother's fashion legacy. Victoria Beckham's fashion empire has been dealt a big blow?

It is a big blow, especially if you

were counting on wearing one of her

new designer dresses for a Christmas

party. A shipment was being sent off

to Heathrow Airport for Neiman

Marcus. The delivery guy makes

Marcus. The delivery guy makes one

delivery and he goes back

delivery and he goes back to his van and they encounter some thieves.

They beat him up and made off with over $

over $500,000 of the clothing. Posh

will work hard to remake them but it

doesn't look like you will get them

in time for Christmas. Drama in

Hollywood. Her arms are incredible.

Our friends at - she just needs a

burger. You know, you see her arms -

I was going to say, those dresses,

who would they sell them to? Do they

make bigger sizes? Do they stretch

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Straight ahead on Sunrise - the latest on a fire at Gardenvale train station in Melbourne. We'll bring you news on the disruptions to the city's rail network.

Plus, do all the good movie roles go to men. Plus, do all the good movie roles go to men. Plus, do all the good movie roles go to men. The

to men. The Hollywood actress who

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You're Commuters have been warned to expect severe disruptions to the network this morning

following a huge fire at a railway station in Melbourne's south-east. 55 firefighters battled the inferno at Gardenvale station for an hour before bringing the blaze under control. It began around 5am and is thought to be suspicious. You're looking at

It cost about $

It cost about $100,000 in damage.

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Bad fire at the railway station.

Commuters will be taken by bus. If

you do use Gardenvale

you do use Gardenvale by bus to

Elsternwick or Sandringham station.

There is an alternative there for

you. Big problem on the network there. On the way - live music from Smokey Robinson. And Miranda Kerr sizzles in the Christmas ad for Victoria's Secret. The campaign is so big, it's been directed by a Hollywood director. Right now, though, it's time for the news. Here's Ann.

Good morning. Melbourne commuters have been warned to allow more time to get to work this morning following a huge fire at a railway station in Melbourne's south-east. 55 firefighters battled the inferno at Gardenvale station for an hour before bringing the blaze under control. It began around 5am and is thought to be suspicious. Buses will replace trains on the busy Sandringham line. Liberal Party support has bounced back

less than a week after Tony Abbott became the new Leader of the Opposition. According to the latest Newspoll, support for the coalition has jumped by 1% on a 2-party preferred basis.

But Labor still holds a strong lead with 56% of the vote. Kevin Rudd is well ahead in the preferred prime minister stakes despite a 5% drop. 23% of voters think Tony Abbott would make a better PM.

A security scare has forced a brief shut down of the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen ahead of the arrival of world leaders. Police sealed off the main venue after a suspicious package was found. Subway services were also stopped for a short time. 6,000 officers will patrol the city over the next 12 days and authorities are promising harsh penalties for violent protesters.

Hundreds of demonstrators arrived yesterday onboard the carbon friendly 'Climate Express' with UN officials and delegates. Climate change protests continue around the world. Up to 40,000 people marched through London at the weekend. Violence has erupted on the streets of Greece on the first anniversary of the death of a teenager killed by police. Thousands of protesters hurled rocks and petrol bombs at police

during a march to commemorate the 15-year-old's death. Rioters smashed windows, burned garbage and cars. Police attempted to disperse the crowd with tear gas

but had little success.

Around 80 people were arrested. Time for sport. Here's Beretts. Peter Siddle is no certainty to bowl for Australia

when the second Test against the West Indies resumes in Adelaide later this morning. A hamstring injury prevented Siddle from bowling yesterday as the visitors cruised to 0/23 in their second innings, an overall lead of 35. I think it was just more precautionary that I just leave him out of it tonight so his leg's got another 12 hours or so to try and give him a good go tomorrow. Sulieman Benn was rewarded for persistence,

grabbing 5 wickets as the home side was dismissed for 439. V8 Supercar champion Jamie Whincup finished yesterday's Sydney Telstra 500 in the wall but he's already looking forward to switching to Holden next year. The Team Vodafone star wants to become the first driver in history to win the championship for both manufacturers. Tim Cahill has rescued Everton in the Premier League this morning,

scoring in the dying minutes to secure a 2-2 draw with Tottenham. Tim Howard was also a hero for the Toffees, saving a penalty in injury time. Robert Allenby has become the first Australian to win the rich Sun City Challenge after downing Henrik Stenson in a sudden-death play-off. Allenby's par on the third extra hole netted him nearly $1.3 million.

And the Gold Coast Titans have called a media conference for later this morning where it's expected they'll announce the signing of former international Greg Bird.

Kochie, Nat, awesome weekend at the

Telstra 500. Good to see you at the

garage and giving the boys some tips.

tips. Just some driving lessons. It

was terrific. The atmosphere was

great. The first time at Homebush. A

lot say Homebush, it is a white

elephant. When you get a big event

like the Telstra 500 you realise it

is cuss toll built for these kinds

of events. There

of events. There was no traffic. It

is quite unique. There are not many

places the world that can handle a

big event like that in the one

place. We forget what potential it

has. Yesterday and over the weekend

it came to life for the first time

where the whole precinct was

utilised. It was terrific. We do get

an understanding of how

an understanding of how exhausting

it was because, Beretts, you need a

week in Couran Cove to recover. Yes,

I will ease back into life. I think

I lost 10kg in that race suit

yesterday. The chief marshal said

Beretts's nickname is blisters

because he always gets there after something has

something has happened. I know. His

brothers are laughing about now. He

knows me will. See you. Fifi is back

on deck with all your weather this

morning. I am. While Beretts is

taking it easy at Couran Cove, I am

easing back into things here in

Sydney. Blue skies for New South

Wales and above average temps and

showers moving across South Australia and into

Australia and into Victoria.

Kochie and

Kochie and Nat, I couldn't have

picked a better morning to come back

to work, here in the sun, after two

weeks of lying in my bedroom in bed,

I forget what it is like to get a

bit of vitamin D on the skin. This

is a nice morning for it. You are

looking well and good to have you

back. She was so crook, she had pneumonia.

pneumonia. People were writing in

asking where she was. Just ahead - one of Motown's legends. Smokey Robinson performs live. Then, the signs of infidelity. Our experts reveal what to look out for. But next, discrimination on the big screen. Are women being robbed of the best roles?

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It's a battle for every parent. So how do you get it right? Tomorrow - expert advice on how to raise kids who won't hate you. Plus, heart-throb Matt Damon. We go one-on-one with the Hollywood star. That's Sunrise, Tuesday. Do women get a fair go in film and TV acting roles?

They don't, according to Dame Helen Mirren, who starred in 'Prime Suspect' and 'The Queen'. She says it's still a man's world in movies. The vast majority of roles are written for men and sexism remains a problem. Dame Helen has suggested women take up careers behind the camera. Do the production studios discriminate against female stars? Or is it all about ensuring they release a movie we want to see?

We're joined by Jackie Frank of 'Marie Claire' and celebrity agent Max Markson who's networking in LA at the moment. Good morning to you both. Jackie, do you agree with Helen?

She would be an expert in her field

so I would be

so I would be hard-pressed not to.

You said it - what we want to see. I

think the studio executives are

underestimating the audiences. They

put women in stereotypical roles but

then you see Meryl Streep in

something like mama Mia and it is a

box office hit. That

box office hit. That is a

box office hit. That is a pity because it was such a naff film. The

top films were 'Star Wars', Dark

Knight. Is that what they want to

see? That is what the executives say

we want to see. If you look on TV

women are getting

women are getting incredible roles

like Prime Suspect. Glenn Close in -

different network. They got some

meaty roles and gone to TV and gone

on to be very successful but it is

still about the will playing the young beautiful character.

young beautiful character. Our

Nicole and Meryl Streep. I have been

researching this story for you. It

is all about the money. The movie

executives want to make money. They

own a business. If they open a movie with own a business. If they open a movie

with male stars like Brad Pitt, Matt

Damon. Girls don't work. The only

girls who can open

girls who can open a movie is Meryl

Streep, Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz.

Very hard for a woman to open a

movie and put money in the bank. Tom

Cruise, yes. What about Angelina

Jolie and Jennifer Aniston, they are high-grossing

high-grossing movies? Is it just the

blokes? You have women studio heads

as well. Not that much. Angelina can

open a movie and make money. You are

talking about Angelina Jolie or

Jennifer Aniston all under 40. What

hell hn Mirren is talking about

hell hn Mirren is talking about is

by the - what Helen Mirren is

talking about is when they reach 45

and they are past their prime and

roles are not written for them.

roles are not written for them. How many women's magazines do they put

blokes on them? It is the same with

the movies. How many over 35 women

the movies. How many over 35 women do you put on the cover? Our average

age reader is 32. Hello. Hello! We

will let you get out of that. Max,

what are you doing in LA? Are you

following any golfing WAGs or

girlfriends? I am

girlfriends? I am following some

mistresses. I am up to three. They

surveyed 6,

surveyed 6,400 women in New York and

asked if they would sleep with Tiger

Woods and 83% of them said never

again. Are you representing any

women? Just a

women? Just a couple of Jaimee

Grubbs. Have you signed her up? I am

doing deals. Have you signed her up?

I am bound by confidentiality. So you have

you have signed her up. I am bound

by confi