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(generated from captions) Christmas travel nightmare - call a 12-day strike British Airways cabin crew starting just before Christmas Day. passengers could be ruined. The holiday plans of one million advice for those affected. This morning on Sunrise, equals more money for doctors. Also, more time with patients But will it mean better health care? mean for you. Coming up, what changes to Medicare now facing drug charges. Also, the 'Home and Away' star yet again. And claims Kevin Rudd has exploded So, is he too tough on his staff? on the Tuesday edition of Sunrise. We'll find out # Reach up for the sunrise... # here's Mark and Mel. VOICEOVER: Live from Brekky Central, Hello and thanks for joining us. has many people asking The PM's latest outburst to swear at staff. whether it's OK for a boss Kevin Rudd has form - an Air Force flight attendant he's abused

in front of his driver. and reportedly swore at his advisors So, what's acceptable? have to act any differently And should the Prime Minister every now and then? to any other boss who might let fly later this morning. We'll seek some views But right now, at the climate change summit. Nat has news on a dramatic night Good morning. in Copenhagen The UN climate change summit has become a shambles overnight staged a walkout. as several delegates a 5-hour boycott of the talks, African representatives led doing enough to cut their emissions. claiming rich countries aren't Despite the latest setbacks, confident they'll strike a deal. environment ministers remain this feels incredibly difficult The truth is that actually while and it is incredibly difficult, the stars are aligned in a way the truth is, in a sense, propitious time for an agreement. that makes this actually the most left for the conference Prime Minister Kevin Rudd from Canberra last night. Todd Lasance Former 'Home and Away' actor has a nervous Christmas ahead on drugs charges. as he prepares to front court with a small bag of cocaine The 24-year-old was allegedly caught during the weekend police blitz. at a Sydney nightclub the Channel 7 show on Friday, Lasance finished up with in Hollywood. planning to try his luck He'll appear in court on January 18. Jake Friend Sydney Roosters NRL player also has an uncertain future. after a drunken confrontation He was arrested with police and a taxidriver. for thousands of passengers Holiday plans have been thrown into chaos announcing a strike with British Airways staff during the festive season. for 12 days from December 22 Cabin crew will walk off the job following a dispute over job cuts. 92% of staff say that at the moment is wrong what is happening to them to sit down and they're calling on the company with more dignity and more respect. and start to treat them

many Qantas flights. The strike could affect it's working on how to cope. The airline says The New South Wales Government at the next election still faces a thrashing despite changing leaders. The Latest Newspoll shows trails the Opposition 59% to 41%, the Labor Government 2-party preferred. Less than two weeks ago replaced Nathan Rees as Premier Kristina Keneally in a bitter leadership spill. It's likely to take weeks Silvio Berlusconi for Italian Prime Minister in Milan. to recover from a brutal attack to spend a second night in hospital The 73-year-old has been ordered by a statue. after being hit in the head the PM is in a fair amount of pain, Hospital officials say and two broken teeth. suffering a fractured nose alleged mistresses One of Tiger Woods's she's a prostitute. has angrily denied claims the pair's romance lasted two years Cori Rist says and ended in a heated argument. He would just tell me it's under this name." "This is your room number, I would go to my room, and we then had two rooms. then he would open the middle door That was August of 2006 in Atlanta - the one time Rist says on the road. she rendezvoused with Tiger Woods He was good. doing things for him. Um...he had people his itineraries for myself. A lot of people would book It was under an alias name. just two months earlier Rist said she and Woods met at a Manhattan nightclub the golf star's trainer when a man claiming to be to join Woods for a drink. invited her and her friends to show his affection He was not afraid that was there. in front of everybody for 2.5 years. Rist says their relationship lasted How did nobody know? That's why I'm sitting here. People know. They knew. With Tiger Woods still in seclusion, from professional golf. now beginning an indefinite break at the Aussie Masters. I interviewed Tiger Woods is currently promoting an interview ..Sky TV in New Zealand shot just last month and their two young children. where Woods spoke about his wife Always be like that? Family first, then golf second. Always.

Be watching. Peter Alexander reporting. In finance news: New figures show is at an 11-week high. the national average petrol price To find out what's behind this, from CommSec. let's go to Savanth Sebastian get any better over Christmas? Savanth, will the cost of fuel

Yes, Nat, there is some good news

for motorists around the corner. It

is unfortunate that we have seen

petrol prices at 3-month highs. The

global price has fallen for eight

straight sessions and it should

filter through to petrol prices. It

should fall 2 to 3 cents per litre.

Just in the lead-up to Christmas we

should see the sign boards ticking

lower. I am sure we will see that.

Thanks very much. There is an update Soon on Sunrise, on finance.

into the Australian cricket team. selectors rush Brett Jeeves the rest of this morning's sport. I'll have that story and

it. You are all over sport. Yes, love

a quick check of today's weather. First, though, Around the capitals: fine for Brisbane. Sunny in Sydney. Partly cloudy for Canberra. Clear skies for Melbourne and Hobart. Dry conditions for Adelaide. Partly cloudy for Perth.

Darwin will have storms. Fifi has the weather in detail when Sunrise continues. The new M-Selections range. It's a little bit fancy. I'm really listening. I'm on the front foot. I'm a dog with a bone. I'm cutting red tape. I'm the 478th bank manager. I'm saving too. VOICEOVER: We're backing over 600 local bank managers so you can deal with someone who's in charge. Westpac.

Nuala visits Oprah Winfrey's favourite hotel room. Just you wait 'til you see inside. And the five super foods for women. Find out what can make you live longer. Wednesday on Sunrise.

Men today. Women tomorrow. A big

couple of days. Australian selectors have rushed Brett Jeeves into the squad as cover for Peter Siddle ahead of tomorrow's third Test against the West Indies. Siddle was able to bowl at full pace in yesterday's net session at the WACA

but the real test will be how his injured hamstring pulls up this morning. Jeeves is likely to be 12th man if Siddle is ruled out.

He has been a pretty consistent

performer for a long time so very

exciting time for him over the next

couple of days. Windies manager Joel Garner is confident of another improved showing in Perth. Star half-back Johnathan Thurston says he's prepared to walk way from the NRL for the right price. Thurston spent yesterday whitewater rafting with his team-mates and revealed his main priority is to set himself up for life after football. The half-back says he can see himself becoming a Wallaby.

Rugby, you know, um, it's another

challenge. I achieved a lot in the

game so I will certainly be considering union. Thurston is off contract at the end of next season. Australian PGA champion Robert Allenby is unsure whether he'll be back to defend his title at Coolum next year. Allenby hosted an event to raise money for children's cancer charity 'Challenge' yesterday and said he'll only return for the Australian Open and PGA if his tournament schedule allows. The Victorian won the lucrative Sun City challenge in South Africa a fortnight ago and may defend that title instead. Western Australia's Casey Dellacqua has made a statement in her return to singles action, thumping top seed Olivia Rogowska 7-6, 6-0 at the Australian Open wildcard play-offs. It was Dellacqua's first singles match for almost a year following shoulder and foot injuries. Alicia Molik is also off to a strong start, downing teenager Jade Hopper in straight sets. Sydney is set to finalise the recruitment of key forward Daniel Bradshaw in today's AFL preseason draft. Melbourne, Richmond or Fremantle could draft the former Brisbane star but it's expected he'll end up at the Swans. The Dockers are planning to use their first pick to snare former Bomber Adam McPhee. And speaking of the Dockers, two of their stars have given new meaning to the term 'altitude training'. Skipper Matthew Pavlich and ruckman Aaron Sandilands tested their nerves yesterday on a gas rig off the coast of Western Australia.

I'm not sure if we want to get any

closer than we are now. It is a long way down. The pair completed the tour safely

but it's not clear how many footballs found a watery grave.

That is a great shot. That is

awesome. Remember the hotel in Dubai

where Andre Agassi and Roger Federer

played? That is better. If you kick

the ball over, do you have to get

your own ball? That is great. A

wrap-up of sport. Thank you, Nat.

Let's go to weather with Fifi. Good

morning. Good morning Mel and

Beretts. Some cool southerly winds

over south-west WA and warm

conditions over Victoria. Sunrise weather for Beacon Lighting.

Keep cool this summer with a ceiling fan from Beacon. Fan sale on now. Around Queensland: fine for Cairns and Townsville. Sunny in Mackay and Bundaberg. Storms for Toowoomba. Across New South Wales: showers for Coffs Harbour. Fine for Orange and Broken Hill.

Partly cloudy for Canberra. Sydney will be fine. Around Victoria:

sunny for Mildura. Fine for Ballarat and Warrnambool. Melbourne will have blue skies. Across Tasmania: fine for Launceston. Sunny for Strahan and Swansea. Around South Australia: sunny for Mount Gambier. Dry for Port Lincoln and Ceduna. Adelaide will be fine. Across the Northern Territory: warm in Alice Springs.

Storms for Katherine. Darwin will also have storms. Around WA: a late shower for Albany. Partly cloudy for Bunbury. A storm for Kalgoorlie. Fine for Geraldton. Mostly sunny in Karratha and Broome.

I will have more weather details for

you shortly on Sunrise. Back to you.

Melbourne is looking good. We are

down there on Friday at Crown. After the break - are they or aren't they? Nelson checks the rumours Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr are engaged. Then, why the Government will soon be paying doctors more to spend extra time with patients. And later, the interview the whole world has been talking about. I know I'm taking a big chance telling people this but you have to be honest. I can be a bit funny after being tired and stuff like that but whenever I go on stage, I forget all about that and put it to the one side and just get to the job at hand. If you missed it, your chance to see Molly's exclusive chat with Susan Boyle again is coming up on Sunrise. The E-File on Sunrise with Nelson Aspen for Susan Boyle's new album 'I Dreamed a Dream'. Music really matters this Christmas. The rumour mill is in overdrive that Orlando Bloom has finally popped the question to Miranda Kerr. This time there are even reports a family member has confirmed it. For the full story, let's go to Nelson Aspen in New York. Nelson, what's got people buzzing?

Well, the fact that her brother made

some comments about the fact that

Orlando had proposed while they were

on Thanksgiving holiday. The truth

is they are very much

is they are very much together, they

enjoy each other and have been

together for a couple years and

spend as much time together as time

allows it. Rumours of their

engagement are grossly exaggerated.

They are still a couple so let them

enjoy their dating time. It is good

they are taking their time. We

always criticise celebrities who get

married within three minutes. Chris Brown has had a Twitter tantrum. What's got him upset?

Maybe he should have thought of this

before he got in trouble with

Rihanna. Now he is blaming the

public blacklash for his poor album

sales.

The industry doesn't want to hear

you talk about them like that. I

don't know if that is the way to

influence people. Susan Boyle wins

and Chris Brown loses. Better luck

with the next one. Lindsay Lohan is back from India. How did she go?

It was the week that changed her

life. She said it was the most

amazing time of her life. To her

credit, she went to hospitals and

visited sick childrened and they did

it with a camera crew because she

was doing a documentary for the C.

We will see if after a week she is

the virtuous individual. The Lohan

house has decided to put their

clothing and articles of fashion up

for sale on the internet. The

interest to wear their hand-me-downs

is on sale. It starts at $

is on sale. It starts at $25 and goes up from there. Catherine Zeta-Jones has had her Broadway debut. Have the reviews been kind?

I love Catherine Zeta-Jones. I tried

to get tickets. They were sold-out.

The reviews were mixed. I Don't

don't care what the reviews said.

Some said "

Some said "A wonder. Tepid.

Some said "A wonder. Tepid." And

another said a volpin

self-possession" I had to look that

up. It means foxy. "

up. It means foxy. "Overdone and self-aware. up. It means foxy. "Overdone and

self-aware." It is sold-out. I think

she will have a great run. Thanks for that update. On the way - is it OK for a boss to swear at staff in a high-pressure situation? And what a drug charge means for the acting future of one of 'Home and Away's stars. But next - this morning's news, sport and weather. You're watching Sunrise. We're live from Crown in Melbourne on Friday. I'm in from dawn. I'm here till dusk. I'm really listening. I'm on the front foot. I'm a dog with a bone. I'm cutting red tape.

I'm up for it. I'm taking over the bank. I'm the 489th bank manager. I'm all for teaching kids about money. VOICEOVER: We're backing over 600 local bank managers so you can deal with someone who's in charge. Westpac. I'd like to say, "I am Westpac," but that's not on there. They're a selection, like genuine Aussie Angus beef. with Coon tasty cheese, a bit of tomato, 'you beaut' bacon The new M-Selections range. It's a little bit fancy. It's time for the Government to appoint an independent regulator for social networking sites and for a national policy to tackle bullying that all schools must use. And if they don't stop, I'll just go to the bullies and I'll send them, like, this really harsh Facebook message. Jack, no, you can't do that. That's cyber bullying, no. Face Up To Bullying - sign the online petition now at: Here's something Santa probably doesn't see every day - three dogs lined up to have their picture taken with him. Louis, Hugo and Ari are all Maltese-Shih Tzu cross and their owner, Samille, says as well as being the cutest Santa's helpers,

they also love their plum pudding. For sending in our Pet of the Day, you've scored a Pet Stock gift voucher. For more offers from Catalogue Central, just head to our website.

If you are one of the helpers and

you sit on the chair at the

department store, let us know, how

would you be if someone rocked up

with their three dogs? You would

have to go through with it. My kids,

I always have to be there holding

them. And your tricks for getting

them to smile in the photo. On the way - advice for the thousands of Aussies booked on British Airways flights after the airline's cabin crew called a 12-day strike over Christmas.

And shortly, how Google can now use facial-recognition software to identify strangers. Right now, though, it's time for the news. Here's Nat. Good morning. Developing countries have walked out of the Copenhagen climate talks overnight, accusing rich countries of not doing enough to cut emissions. They were led by African delegates who eventually returned to the conference five hours later. Poorer countries are worried world leaders are trying to get rid of the Kyoto Protocol instead of merging it with a new greenhouse agreement. I think they had a good reason to get out of the meeting if they felt they are not listened to on the Kyoto Protocol. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd left Canberra for Copenhagen last night. An early morning fire has gutted part of a house in inner-Sydney.

Fire crews were called to the semi in Surry Hills at 5:00 to find the bottom level ablaze. One person inside the home was rescued. Firefighters managed to put the blaze out before it spread to neighbouring properties. And a Brisbane factory has been destroyed by fire during the night. The warehouse, at Darra in Brisbane's south, went up in flames just before 8:00. It was well alight by the time fire crews arrived. The premises make truck bodies there is apparently extensive damage inside but estimates at this stage are unknown. Investigators will be back at the scene today to work out what started the fire. Sydney police have asked for public help

to find a man who kissed two boys at McDonald's restaurants. The man was caught on camera at McDonald's Drummoyne outlet around 8:30 on Saturday night. He approached a 4-year-old boy whose mother had gone to order food, kissing him on the lips before giving him a lollipop. An 11-year-old boy was also approached at another McDonald's two hours later. British Airways staff will walk off the job for 12 days over Christmas and the New Year in protest over dramatic job cuts. The strike is likely to cripple the airline during its peak travel period, leaving passengers scurrying to secure seats. There won't be capacity with other carriers around Christmas time and anyway, British Airways might decide what it wants to do because it's so expensive to perform. The strike is expected to disrupt domestic and international flights. In finance news: Brad Haddin has played down the threat posed by West Indies speedster Kemar Roach in tomorrow's third Test. Roach is capable of consistently topping the 150km/h mark and is relishing the prospect of a fast and bouncy wicket at the WACA.

Some of the fast bowlers would be

the downfall bowling too quick and

too short and look at the board and

it is six or seven over. Peter Siddle's injured hamstring will be assessed this morning. Brett Jeeves on standby in case the Victorian is ruled out. A-League officials have rejected claims that diminishing crowd figures could jeopardise Australia's bid for the 2018 or 2022 World Cup. The competition had its second-lowest spectator average in its 5-season history at the weekend with an average crowd of just over 6,000. A-League boss Archie Fraser believes the league is in good shape despite the low attendances. NRL superstar Johnathan Thurston is planning to sell himself to the highest bidder when he comes off contract at the end of next year. Thurston says he's keen to secure a big-money deal and is seriously considering switching to rugby. Meantime, former Titans winger Chris Walker has signed a 2-year deal with French club Le Catalan following a contract dispute with Bradford.

That is a wrap-up of news, sport,

finance. The lot. We will add

weather on to T here is Fifi. Good

morning. Good morning. Thank you for

that. Tropical Cyclone Laurence will

brick strong winds and rain to the

Kimberley coast. Warm conditions for Victoria.

That's the weather for you today. I

will have more details for you

shortly on Sunrise. I will put the

call out. Fif needs some friends. It

is looking quiet out there. That's

what I was thinking. Not that many

days this morning. Where are all the

shoppers? Shopping. If you are

coming to the city of Sydney, drop

by and give Fif a Christmas hug.

Thought of the Day. A gorgeous gift

from the Ardley Cleveland beach. A

lot of little thoughts. I will never

run out. It is a little book of

affirmation. I am richer with my

friends than with all the money in

the world. Thank you. I will

treasure them and use them

throughout the festive season.

throughout the festive season. The Joke of the Day hopefully wasn't

told by Kochie. This is about Peng

ins. Did you ever wonder why there

are no dead penguin? It is a

ritualistic bird. It will mate for

life and have passionate contact

with its offspring. If a penguin is

found dead on the ice surface, the

social circle makes holes in the ice

until the hole is big new to be

buried. The male penguins gather

around the circle and sing Freeze

he's a Jolly Good Fellow and

he's a Jolly Good Fellow and Did you

get it? We get it. If you have

get it? We get it. If you have a Joke of the Day that you would like

to send in that could amuse Nat or

funny at all. Beretts was left a

pile and we reckon they didn't make

the book. Probably has. Maybe he

will sound very funny when he comes

back in a couple of weeks. Shortly - the changes to Medicare to help GPs spend more time with patients.

And later, think before you text! How an inappropriate message can ruin your life. Up next, though -

the technology that lets you identify a stranger through a single photo. But is it an invasion of privacy? We'll seek some views when Sunrise continues. (SINGS) # I was young # And caught in the crowd # I didn't know then what I know now... # Hi. I'm Rebecca Breeds and I play Ruby Buckton in 'Home and Away'. I'm Luke Mitchell and I play Romeo Smith. Every second child will experience a form of bullying while they're at school and we think it's time that they got some more support. It's time for the Government to appoint an independent regulator for social networking sites and for a national policy to tackle bullying that all schools must use. We're getting behind the Sunrise campaign to Face Up To Bullying. Hey, I'm Sally. I'm Shae. And I'm Jack from 'Saturday Disney'. We're here to lend our support to the Sunrise Face Up To Bullying campaign. Bullying is a massive problem for so many people so it's time to say no to bullying. And if they don't stop, I'll just go to the bullies and I'll send them, like, this really harsh Facebook message. Jack, no, you can't do that. That's cyber bullying, no. OK, I'm definitely not going to do that. Good. We got to report bullying to parents and teachers and it's about time the Government got involved too. OK, so I'll Facebook Kevin Rudd, yeah? But a nice email, OK? A nice message. Got it. Finish it LOL.

Hi, I'm -lt ayley. Every second

child will be bullied at school. It

is time to give them support. I am

getting behind the face up to

bullying campaign. You can too. Go

to the website and sign the petition.

Please lend your support. All the

details are on the website. We're used to typing words into Google to do a search But did you know it can also identify pictures? It's called Google Goggles and this is how it works: Here's a picture of our gadget guy, Pete Blasina. If we put that into Goggles, it would move through the net looking for a match. It searches sites like Facebook to put a name to the face. Goggles uses facial recognition technology to identify people. We should point out the ability to search for a face on Goggles

has been disabled until privacy issues are sorted out. However, you can currently scan landmarks, logos, book covers, artwork and even wine labels. So should we get the ability to ID a stranger? It's over to Pete and Stephen Blanks from the Civil Liberties Council. Good morning to you both. Pete, it's an amazing feature. What can't it do?

It is not all that good on sharp

angles on faces and faces aren't

enabled yet. Things like plants. If

you want to identify a plant from a

leaf. It is down the track. We are

seeing it evolving all the time. It

is a piece of software technology

that has come a long way on face

recognition, object recognition.

Soft objects are not good. What is

great are CD covers, landmarks. If

you turn up at at Grand Canyon, it

would give you a whole range of

information about the Grand Canyon

or the Blue Mountains.

or the Blue Mountains. Obviously

pretty extensive and clever. We have

facial recognition on diblg tall cam

yons. Where you put your face on a computer and

computer and take it. Is that

different? From giving a single face

this is giving you a whole range of

information. You can turn up at a

restaurant and get reviews on it.

How it links into other information

is the relevant. It would give you a

whole pile of information about me

that I may want you to know. If

on the net, isn't it available. It that I may want you to know. If is

is generally available. If you got

my photo you would go to my Facebook

page and it is all public domain

information. It is the connectivity

from the face to the information

that is a concern. Steve, is that

the worry to you? All of the sudden

you are recognised and everything is

pulled together? Yes, the

information you put on the net for

secondary purposes, all of the

sudden. When you put u up

information on Facebook it is

sharing for your friends to. - to be

linked for something like this, you

wouldn't. You wouldn't want someone

to take a camera out and take a

photo. Anything you put on the

worldwide web can be accessed by

anybody. You talk about privacy

issues but shunt you not put it on

there? When you put information on

your work website, people go to it

for your work life. But when you put

your information on Facebook site,

you put it there for your friends,

not your boss. It has to be properly

segmented for particular purposes.

Is it legal to take a picture of

someone on the street? Yes, it is.

It is disabled at the moment? Yes,

it is only available on the Droid

phones. We will talk about it when

it affects all phones. about Google Goggles, To find out more just head to our website. Just ahead -

too tough on his staff? is Kevin Rudd for a 'Home and Away' star And what the future holds now facing drug charges. walked straight into family life. But next, the baby elephant who's when Sunrise continues. See the video we call Thrifty - When we need a car, and truck rental. Australia's best-valued car have a full house this Christmas, If you think you're going to this next family in mind you might want to keep the cramped living space. before you complain about The Popovas have taken in Fantic, who was rejected by his mother. a baby elephant

The elephant said "

The elephant said "I think I will pop over.

pop over." Joke of the Day. That was

better. Elephants are like that.

Cute until they grow up. What's making news, Nat? Todd Lasance, Former 'Home and Away' star across the country. is front-page news The Logie award-winning actor with possessing cocaine. has been charged

of 'Home and Away'. Police raided the Christmas party

Lasance filmed his last scenes with the show on Friday. He's off to try his luck in Hollywood. The Prime Minister's colourful language is back in the news.

This time Kevin Rudd reportedly swore at his advisors in front of his driver. Before that, his temper made headlines when he abused an Air Force flight attendant. And for months, we've heard reports of high staff turnover in the PM's office. This latest alleged outburst has many people asking whether it's OK for a boss to swear at staff. So, what's acceptable?

And should the Prime Minister have to act any differently to any other boss who might let fly every now and then.

Is it acceptable? It is a tough one.

It is great to see a Prime

It is great to see a Prime Minister who wants to get things done. He is

a Prime Minister and you expect a

level of behaviour. If you have a

whip cracker, have a whip cracker

but I don't know if it is the Prime

Minister. It is a form of bullying.

I think it is out of line. I don't

think bosses should swear at -

swearing is aggressive, regardless

of what the staff member has done to

deserve it. Good point, Fifi. Times

have changed. Just from personal

experience it seemed more common and

I think things have changed. It

isn't acceptable. Maybe it depends

on the frequency. All of us have

that moment where you are tired,

cranky, lose your temper. If you

don't do it all the time, you could

be forgiven. But if it is a regular

thing, it could be bullying. We

don't know if it is true or regular.

Let us know if you have a boss

Let us know if you have a boss that gets into rants. So lucky, aren't

we? Yes, bed of roses around here. Researchers have found parents spend more than a month of their life playing with their kids' toys by themselves. That works out at 22 minutes a day.

And 3 in 10 parents admit to buying new toys knowing they will enjoy them more than their children. The most popular toys bought for children, Do you play with your kids' toys? What's your favourite toy? Email or SMS us.

We got this thing called the nerve

gun. It is great for boys four and

up. I think Andrew confiscates it

from Lachlan sometimes just so he

can play with it. I remember seven

or ate saying "

or ate saying "Do you want a train set? or ate saying "Do you want a train

set?" No. I want a Barbie. Dad

obviously wanted a train set. All

dads do. An electric set. Luckily I

had a son and he got to buy one for his grandson. After the break, drama at the climate change summit as developing nations walk out of the conference. And the rest of this morning's news, sport and weather. Then, what changes to Medicare mean for you. And the thieves that ruined a family's Christmas and left a trail of destruction. That's next on Sunrise.

Inspired by from Red Rooster. Something to sink your teeth into. It's gotta be red.

Cast members from 'Home and Away' and 'Packed to the Rafters' will join us on location. Fast Ed from 'Better Homes and Gardens' will be cooking with a Christmas flavour. Santa will pay us a visit. $500 cash for the best sign and $1,000 gift card from Myer for the best Christmas costume.

Straight down the Yarra. You can't

miss it on the right-hand side. You

got your name on the door? Yes. Still to come this Sunrise - Christmas travel nightmare. British Airways cabin crew call a 12-day strike starting just before Christmas Day. The holiday plans of one million passengers could be ruined.

Shortly on Sunrise - advice for the thousands of Aussies booked on flights to and from London. Also, more time with patients equals more money for doctors. But will it mean better health care? Coming up, what changes to Medicare mean for you. Also, the one-time 'Home and Away' star now facing drug charges. And are they or aren't they? We sort through the reports Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom are engaged as this Tuesday edition of Sunrise continues. Nelson has more on KerrBloom in 20 minutes. But right now, Nat has the news. Good morning. Two people are dead and two are missing at sea

after Cyclone Mick tore through Fiji. A student was killed when a tree fell on him, another local man was swept away by strong currents while crossing a river in Sigatoka. The cyclone has flooded buildings, uprooted trees and cut power. Authorities are still assessing the full extent of the damage. It's expected to reach Tonga in the next 24 hours or so. The Prime Minister has been accused of bullying developing countries over their stance at the UN climate change talks in Denmark. The summit was thrown into chaos last night as poor countries walked out demanding bigger emissions cuts. Off to try to help save the world. Kevin Rudd has taken off from Canberra for Copenhagen, where the climate has turned decidedly frosty. Last night, poorer countries walked out of the conference, angry rich nations are refusing to look at tougher emissions cuts.

Their delegates finally returned five hours later. Despite the setbacks, environment ministers remain confident a global deal will be reached. The truth is that actually, while this feels incredibly difficult and it is incredibly difficult, the truth is, in a sense, the stars are aligned in a way that makes this actually the most propitious time for an agreement. Some developing countries have accused Australia of bullying them. Delegates from the tiny Pacific island nation of Tuvalu say

they've had personal phone calls from Kevin Rudd. We've had approaches from the Prime Minister of Australia to ask us to say that our approach is unproductive and, of course, we don't agree with that. Climate campaigner Al Gore has briefed the conference on new data,

suggesting that within five years, the Arctic polar ice cap may disappear during summer.

In the streets outside, concern is growing the talks will collapse. That will mean that millions of people will be at the risk of death, conflicts, famine and disease. I think everybody knows that the deadline is getting very short and they have to get it done. Former 'Home and Away' actor Todd Lasance will front a Sydney court next month on drugs charges. Seven reporter Robert Ovadia has been following the story and he joins me now from Sydney's Kings Cross police station.

Rob, good morning. A nervous Christmas ahead for Todd?

Yes, certainly, Nat. A nervous

Christmas. He is only 24 and only

used to the limelight and good things in life. This is a difficult thing. Having been allegedly caught with cocaine at the Kit and Caboodle bar, an A-list location. bar, an A-list location. During Operation Unite he was acting suspiciously and a sniffer dog found him in a toilet and asked him if he had anything he shouldn't have and found a small bag of cocaine. Lasance has to appear in court. He heft 'Home and Away' to go to the US. How will it affect his career? In short, nothing. It might give him kudos where cocaine is like having red cordial. Jodi Gordon had a tumultuous time and she came of that smelling like roses. I suspect it won't make a dent in his career at all. What about a criminal conviction getting into the US? That is probably the thing he is more nervous about than anything. He has said if it takes him 20 years he will do it to pursue his career. If he can't get through, it will be heartbreak for him. Thank you. Holiday plans for thousands of passengers have been thrown into chaos with British Airways staff announcing a strike during the festive season. Cabin crew will walk off the job for 12 days from December 22 following a dispute over job cuts. Well, 92% of staff say that what is happening to them at the moment is wrong and they're calling on the company to sit down and start to treat them with more dignity and more respect. The strike could affect many Qantas flights. The airline says it's working on how to cope. The New South Wales Government still faces a thrashing at the next election despite changing leaders. The Latest Newspoll shows the Labor Government trails the opposition 59% to 41%, 2-party preferred. Less than two weeks ago, Kristina Keneally replaced Nathan Rees as Premier in a bitter leadership spill. NASA has launched a new telescope into space which is expected to reveal a more detailed map of the universe. The $350 million telescope will snap an infrared image every 11 seconds for the next six months. Scientists hope to discover new objects and dim stars which can't be spotted in optical light. In finance news:

Australian selectors have rushed Brett Jeeves into the squad as cover for Peter Siddle ahead of tomorrow's third Test against the West Indies. Siddle was able to bowl at full pace

in yesterday's net session at the WACA

but the real test will be how his injured hamstring pulls up this morning. Jeeves is likely to be 12th man if Siddle is ruled out.

He's been a pretty consistent performer for a long time now. So, I mean, obviously a very exciting time for him over the next couple of days. Windies manager Joel Garner is confident of another improved showing in Perth. Star half-back Johnathan Thurston says

he's prepared to walk away from the NRL for the right price. Thurston spent yesterday whitewater rafting with his team-mates and revealed his main priority is to set himself up for life after football. The half-back says he can see himself becoming a Wallaby.

Rugby, you know, um, that's another challenge. You know, I've achieved a lot in the game so I'll certainly be considering union.

Thurston is off contract at the end of next season. And two stars from the Fremantle Dockers have given new meaning to the term 'altitude training'. Skipper Matthew Pavlich and ruckman Aaron Sandilands tested their nerves yesterday on a gas rig off the coast of Western Australia. Geez, I tell you what - I'm not sure if we want to get any closer than we are right now. That's a long way down. The pair completed the tour safely

but it's not clear how many footballs found a watery grave. Soon on Sunrise -

the plan to help doctors spend more time with their patients. But first, let's check in with Fifi.

Cyclone Mick is continuing to intense

intense fi on the western side of

Fiji. It is a Category 2 at the

moment. Phone lines are down and we

are having trouble getting

information. If you and family or

friends got any information, please

contact the Sunrise soapbox and let

us know if you had contact in the area. Sunrise weather for Beacon Lighting. Keep cool this summer with a ceiling fan from Beacon. Fan sale on now. Around Queensland: fine for Cairns and Townsville. Sunny in Mackay and Bundaberg.

Storms for Toowoomba. Across New South Wales: showers for Coffs Harbour. Fine for Orange and Broken Hill. Partly cloudy for Canberra. Sydney will be fine. Around Victoria: sunny for Mildura. Fine for Ballarat and Warrnambool. Melbourne will have blue skies. Across Tasmania: fine for Launceston. Sunny for Strahan and Swansea. Around South Australia: sunny for Mount Gambier. Dry for Port Lincoln and Ceduna. Adelaide will be fine. Across the Northern Territory: warm in Alice Springs. Storms for Katherine. Darwin will also have storms.

Around WA: a late shower for Albany. Partly cloudy for Bunbury.

A storm for Kalgoorlie. Fine for Geraldton. Mostly sunny in Karratha and Broome.

We will have an update on Sigh cloak

Mick for you shortly.

British Airways has started rejigging its Christmas flights after cabin crew voted to strike over the holidays. The airline's staff will walk off the job for 12 days from 22 December. One million passengers around the world could be affected, including thousands of Australians. Aviation expert Geoff Thompson joins us now. How big will the impact be?

This will be a massive impact for a

lot of travellers, isn't it? It will

be a catastrophe. I am battling to

see how the airline can really get

any of those aircraft into the area

because of much an

because of much an - because of such

an overwhelming vote to strike. an overwhelming vote to strike. They

were facing $

were facing $700 million losses in

order to survive. By staff taking

this action, where does it leave

travellers now? What happens if you

got a flight on British Airways to

go to London to visit family or what

have you? Does BA help you find a

flight or - absolutely.

flight or - absolutely. They will do

their best. All flights across the

globe are full. It is very difficult

to get a seat. They will be very

limited as to what they can do to

he. The reality is passengers won't

fly that are booked on British

Airways. How many do you reckon they

will help out? You say they will help out? You say they will do

everything they can. What do you

think? The only thing they can do is

give passengers a refund or go a

different time which defeats the

purpose going to England at

Christmas time. There is very little

they can do. All flights are full

over the holiday season and taking out

out 225 aircraft and 500 flights a

day, the industry doesn't have the

capacity to soak those numbers up.

So it is not like another airline

can't put more flights on or

somebody can't operate the planes?

There is no other way about it? At

any other time of the year there is some

some slack in the system, if you

like. But not Christmas. This

particular time of the year you will

find most airlines are full, all are

flying, most airline staff can't get

leave over Christmas. It is the

busiest time of the year for the

airlines and there isn't the capacity to

capacity to accommodate these

people. We are talking 90,000 peel a

day. There will be a lot of

passengers who won't be happy. The

negotiations are continuing. We can

only cross our fingers an hope they

resolve it some way. Qantas has told us it's too early to say exactly how they'll help. But they say priority will be given to passengers who've booked Qantas flights on BA planes

because of the codeshare agreement between the two airlines. If you're booked on British Airways flights,

here's a hotline number for more information. BA has stopped taking bookings on its website as well. When you visit your GP, do you feel treated like just a number? From May, doctors will be paid more to spend longer with patients. Under changes announced by the Federal Government, a consultation of up to 20 minutes will remain $34.30. But up to 40 minutes, the fee will increase by $1.25. And longer than 40 minutes, it will go up $1.85.

The Government wants the extra time spent giving patients advice, such as losing weight or quitting smoking. But will it mean an end to the 6-minute consultation?

Let's ask GP Dr Ginni Mansberg. Good morning. Is there any evidence that when GPs spend longer offering advice that patients listen?

Not a lot. There is some evidence

when your GP says "

when your GP says "Mate, you got to

give up the smokes,

give up the smokes," they are more

likely to listen than if they don't get any advice.

get any advice. Dietary Advice goes

over everybody's heads. When the GP

says lose weight, it doesn't make

any difference at all. Health Minister Nicola Roxon says the changes will not only keep us healthier for longer, she says they'll take the pressure off the health system as well. Do you agree?

No. I don't think so at all. I think

the implication here is that the implication here is that GPs

should be spending longer with their

patients with the idea that if they

prevent the chronic diseases that

they won't get heart disease and so

forth. There are not enough GPs. If

we give half an hour to we give half an hour to every

patient we will clog you the system

and have backlog. Some GPs keep their consultations to about six minutes. That way they get the standard $34 rebate while seeing more patients. Will these changes end 6-minute medicine?

I can't see it. I think for the

minority and I am really definitely

saying it is a minority who are in

it for the bucks who want to it for the bucks who want to turn

the patients to make maximum money.

I don't see how it will make a

difference for those guys P for the

rest of us we are trying to see as

many patients as we can see sfmt a

lot of viewers will know this, you

make the call and want to see the GP

you have to be on

you have to be on death's door. If

you want to get

you want to get in and we do that,

it means a little bit of time coming

off everybody. Are they a good thing

for a bad thing? I don't think the extra $

extra $1.

extra $1.25 will make any difference

but I do think the Medicare schedule book

book which was unreadable and no one

could navigate it, it needed to be

simplified. I Late them for changing

it and it will be a complicated process. Shifting focus now and for months, we've heard reports of high staff turnover in Kevin Rudd's 24/7 office. And the PM's temper has also become news. He abused an Air Force flight attendant

and reportedly swore at his advisors in front of his driver. But he's not the only leader to let fly. When was the last time you lost your temper? Yesterday when I was talking to some economic advisors and we had a debate about issues that had come to me three times in a row

and they didn't seem to resolve it. I don't yell. I start to speak very crisply and clearly. There's a little edge that creeps in my voice where people know that I'm not pleased. But you've never been a yeller? You know, I don't yell. So, if President Obama loses his temper, is Kevin Rudd too tough on his staff? David Gazard has worked for John Howard, Peter Costello and Tony Abbott. We're also joined by workplace expert Michael Stanford. Good morning. David, it's the PM's first term. Does that increase the pressure in his office?

Yes, I think it does. You are

starting from scratch but it also

doesn't give you the

starting from scratch but it also doesn't give you the excuse to go

outside what is normal, acceptable

behaviour in the workplace and

really results speak for themselves

and the Prime Minister's office over

the last couple of years has shed

60% of its staff. The praofr is in

the pudding. The staff who left in

droves indicated that it is not a

normal working environment. Is that

unusual? Have we seen other P Ms

have these issues? Working in

have these issues? Working in a Prime Minister's office is

extraordinarily demanding. It is a

pressure cooker. Advice has to be

given in a

given in a timely way. You are

working extremely long hours. The

staff turn over in John Howard's

office was nowhere near what Kevin

Rudd is seeing S it was a team

ethos, you had guys who were

ethos, you had guys who were extremely loyal and they stayed the

full term. Is it OK for a boss to

swear at his staff, whether you swear at his staff, whether you are swear at his staff, whether you are

a PM or a boss here? It depends on

the person. There are two types of

people who swear in the office.

Those who naturally

Those who naturally swear. There the

other type of person that doesn't

naturally swear but want to make a

show of swearing. "

show of swearing. "I might be a bit

of a nerd but I do know the word

bull and so they swear.

bull and so they swear." It is like

they plan it. If you are not

they plan it. If you are not happy with the way the boss is managing,

can they change? You can say there

are some words you say that I will

not comfortable with. People are

more concerned about being

belittled. If you

belittled. If you got a boss that

yells at you because themoccacinno

is not hot enough, you got a

problem. What is your boss like? And

how do you deal with it? The big news in entertainment are reports Orlando Bloom had proposed to Miranda Kerr. Orlando's representatives have now denied the report. For more, let's go to Nelson Aspen in New York. Nelson, will the couple be feeling the pressure on this?

I think it will have the opposite

effect. I think this kind of

effect. I think this kind of false reporting will actually make them

less inclined to get engaged. They

have been a wonlderful couple for

years. They are public

years. They are public with their

affection for each other. Why do we

want them to get married off so

quickly. This attention and forcing

them into a public denial will send

them on their merry way. Maybe they

will be like Brangelina and not feel

the need for an official commitment. Apparently, there's trouble in paradise

for Mel Gibson and Oksana?

Oksana was giving an interview and

saying Mel is very hands on and doting.

doting. They are not living

together. Rumour has it that he

hasn't stopped by very much. We see

him doing his social scene but he is

not coming by as much as Oksana

might like. She had no hesitation

leaving her ex Timothy Dalton once

she had a child with him. Mel she had a child with him. Mel may

want to stop by and see the baby. Which actress is set to reveal all in the name of art?

I will believe it when I see it. If

we see it, we will see a lot of it.

Keira Knightley has been visiting

the house of gallery and rumour is

that she has been posing in the

nude. It might be wishful thinking

for I lot of art lovers. We will

see. Thank you for the update. Just ahead - can tomato sauce improve your health? Find out when we reveal the top five super foods for blokes. And the dangers of texting - how one little message can change your life forever.

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It's the second week of our Sunrise 10 Days of Christmas competition.

And today, you could score the ultimate home office thanks to Sony. The prize pack includes a VAIO L-series PC with touch screen,

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The

That is an awesome prize. Ray says

That is an awesome prize. Ray says K-Rudd's behaviour is a form of

bullying. Fifi is right. We have a

code of conduct that all public

servants must adhere to it. A lot

are writing in about that code.

Everyone deserves some sort of

respect. Kevin should not have to

swear at his staff.

swear at his staff. Some are calling

him K Rude. I have a manager who

swears at us and the customers. We

feel he bullies us and other

managers turn a blind eye. I

managers turn a blind eye. I am trying to teach my children not to

swear when our leaders do it. It is

a form of bullying. On the way - the legal and social consequences of every text message you send. Plus, which foods could help you to live longer? We'll find out shortly. But first it's over to Nat for the 7:30 update. The UN climate change summit in Copenhagen has become a shambles overnight as several delegates staged a walkout. African representatives led a 5-hour boycott of the talks, claiming rich countries aren't doing enough to cut their emissions.

Despite the latest setbacks, environment ministers remain confident they'll strike a deal. The truth is that actually, while this feels incredibly difficult and it is incredibly difficult, the truth is, in a sense, the stars are aligned in a way that makes this actually the most propitious time for an agreement. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd left for the conference from Canberra last night.

A destructive cyclone has ripped through Fiji, leaving two people dead and two others missing. Cyclone Mick, packing winds of up to 150km/h, has uprooted trees and destroyed homes. Widespread flooding has been reported across the capital, Suva. The Category 2 cyclone is now heading towards Tonga. Sydney police are hoping the public can help them find a man accused of kissing two young boys in McDonald's restaurants. The first incident happened on Saturday night at inner-city Drummoyne when the man allegedly kissed a 4-year-old boy before running away. Police believe the same man later kissed an 11-year-old boy in the toilets of a McDonald's in Sydney's south. He's described as between 45 and 55 years old, 170cm tall

with distinct square-rim glasses. Five people have been rescued from an inner-Sydney terrace as it went up in flames early this morning. Crews were called to the Surry Hills home at 5am to find the ground floor ablaze. Four women and a man were inside when it broke out. The man is in hospital suffering smoke inhalation. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been ordered to spend a second night in hospital after being brutally attacked in Milan. Hospital staff say it could take the 73-year-old more than three weeks to fully recover from the assault. The PM was signing autographs when a statue was thrown at him from an angry protester. He suffered a fractured nose and two broken teeth. The attacker has been arrested. It's believed he has a long history of mental illness.

In finance news:

Brad Haddin has played down the threat

posed by West Indies speedster Kemar Roach in tomorrow's third Test. Roach is capable of consistently topping the 150km/h mark and is relishing the prospect of a fast and bouncy wicket at the WACA.

Some of the fast bowlers with a downfall trying to bowl too quick and too short.

The next thing, they look up at the ball and they've gone for six and seven over. Peter Siddle's injured hamstring will be assessed this morning with Brett Jeeves on standby in case the Victorian is ruled out. Casey Dellacqua has made a lightning start to the Australian Open wildcard play-offs, beating top seed Olivia Rogowska, 7-6, 6-9. Alicia Molik also impressed, downing teenager Jade Hopper in straight sets. Johnathan Thurston says he's prepared to walk away from the NRL next year for the right price. The half-back's keen to secure a big-money deal and says he could easily see himself playing for the Wallabies. Sydney is set to finalise the recruitment of ex-Brisbane forward Daniel Bradshaw in today's AFL preseason draft. Fremantle is planning to use its first pick to snare former Bomber Adam McPhee.

Back to you guys. Good to see Casey

Dellacqua looking so fit. She

Dellacqua looking so fit. She copped

flak for being heavy and she got the shoulder

shoulder injury. She will be great

this summer. I got an update for you

on Cyclone Mick.

Now, we have had a few Sunrise

viewers update us on Cyclone Mick.

Julie, Christie and Heather Sunrise

viewers do have family and friends over there. They let over there. They let us know that

the worst of it has passed. There

was flooding and fallen trees and

damage to houses but it does look

like the worst has passed. There is

flooding affecting transport and

Heather's son is over and it is his birthday

birthday too and wants to do a

shout-out happy birthday, Alistair Shortly - the five superfoods men need in their diet. And then, the heartbreaking reminder that Christmas brings for the families of missing persons. But after the break - can texting ruin your life? We'll take a look at the consequences next on Sunrise.

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Just like Shane Warne, Tiger Woods now knows the danger of text messages and how they can ruin your life.

Alleged text trails between Tiger and his mistresses have been splashed across the world. But it seems Tiger wasn't aware or perhaps just didn't think how those once private messages could become very public. The signs of cheating used to be more subtle -

lipstick on the collar or smelling of perfume. But in this digital age, a single text message is enough to get you caught. Just ask Tiger. Intimate text messages to and from his mistresses were meant to be private. But they've now been splashed across TV, magazines, newspapers and the web. This is thought to be the text trail between Tiger and Jaimee Grubbs - Texts, like Tiger's, are quick to send but they linger forever. The world's number one golfer has now stepped away from the sport. His lucrative sponsorship deals have been torn up and that squeaky-clean reputation is well and truly deleted. So, what are the dos and don'ts when it comes to texting? We're joined by cyber safety expert Susan McLeen and Sunrise psychologist Jo Lamble. Welcome to you both. Susan, let's start with you. What's the lesson here? P

Awe need to know that basically

whatever you put on the text message

could be potentially sb kept and

saved and used against you later on.

There is no guarantee that what you

sent will remain with the person you

sent it to. Is it on the SIM card or

the phone? It could be both

depending on which phone. Now that

phones are mini computers they are

stored on the phone and the SIM

card. So deleting is fought

deleting? No, because there are

avenues where it can be retrieved.

Are there privacy laws?

Are there privacy laws? If you want

you can show it to whoever you want,

like love letters? Technology is

fabulous and use it to do a variety

of things. If it is put through a

phone line, the potential is that

someone will stof it, save it, and

someone can

someone can use it for a reason

other than the purpose intended. Is

it OK to say something in text that

you wouldn't say in person? No, it

is not. Text are often used to say

something you would be embarrassed

to say in person. Imagine if you could

could say it in person. If you

can't, don't S you have no control

once you send it. You don't know who

they are showing it to or sending it

to, the newspaper. You might think

you are sending something flirty but

they think you are promising the

world to them and they are making

decisions based on what you told

them. You said you see them every

day. Tiger's wife sprung him by

checking his messages. There is a

lot of snooping around. As I keep

saying, don't snoop through your

partner's phone. It will make you

feel jealous. You will look through

it. If you find something that is a

little suss it will start the

argument. Or if you don't find

anything then it makes su feel

relieved and makes you want to check

again in weeks or months. Can a text

message be used in court? Yes, it

can. If you send threatening or

harassing text messages there are

laws. People who harass or threaten.

People who don't stop and send

incessant messages can be charged

with a range of offences. Thanks for

your time this morning. Shortly - the families missing loved ones this Christmas and the search to find them. And Molly's revealing interview with Susan Boyle. Your chance to see it again in full is coming up. But next, the superfoods that could help you live longer. We'll reveal what they are right after this.

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has appeared on the internet. The massive storm has torn through Fiji and surrounding islands, leaving at least two people dead. Houses and schools have been damaged while several roads and bridges are cut.

The cyclone has also disrupted water and power supplies. It's now moving towards the nearby Pacific island nation of Tonga. British Airways staff will walk off the job for 12 days over Christmas and the New Year in protest over dramatic job cuts. The strike is likely to cripple the airline during its peak travel period, disrupting domestic and international flights. This is BA's Advent calendar of passenger misery. 12 days of Christmas strikes, planned starting December 22. Almost one million passengers affected on 7,800 flights. A BA ticket for Geneva, Boxing Day. To Gemma Evans, it hardly seems worth the paper it's printed on. If they did need to do strike action, doing it over Christmas was going to have the maximum impact on their customers and it's not really fair. At this strike meeting today,

union members heard a ballot result of 92.5% in favour of industrial action. As these cabin crew leave their meeting, well, these are nightmare scenes for BA bosses. This is a ticket for travel on the airline over the next few weeks. The question is - what's it worth now? That depends on the effectiveness of EU rules that entitle passengers to refund or rerouting.