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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. Nothing to hide - in our airports. the plan to put full-body scanners or just add to delays? Will they help security Made in China - will make our soldiers' uniforms. why the Chinese with a Hollywood star. And Fifi's hot date

I think you and I should date. Day sounds just about right to me. What you're doing on Valentine's

think of that? But what does his on-screen lover It's Wednesday 10 February, 2010.

Right across Australia, this is

Sunrise on Seven. From Brekky

Central, here's Kochie and Mel. A

long way since 1970, isn't it? It is

not every day you get asked out by a

Hollywood superstar, going to keep

it moving. 40. How old? 40. Look at

you, a baby. Not a day over 39. Just

spent a an hour in make-up. Write

in, Mel needs therapy, what is the

best thing that happens to your life

after yoyou turn 40. I can remember

my mum turning 40, it seems like a

grownup number. You are grown up.

When did that happen? Also coming up, the hero bus driver. of his school bus We'll meet the man who kept control when the wheels fell off. is struggling to keep its cars But right now, Toyota on the road. Nat has details of another recall. Good morning. Toyota is recalling around the world more than 400,000 of its hybrid cars to fix faulty brakes. the latest Prius model The recall affects from July last year. sold in Australia it didn't sacrifice safety Toyota is reassuring drivers the world's biggest automaker. in its bid to become We will do everything in our power of our customers. to regain the confidence around Australia More than 2,000 Prius owners will be notified by mail this week. will be invaded There are fears travellers' privacy by controversial full-body scanners at Australian airports. to be rolled out But the Government insists people's faces or genitals. the machines will not show like a stick figure. Instead, the image will look $200 million anti-terrorism program. The scanners are part of a The increased security measures come bomb attack in the US. after the attempted Christmas Day Police are investigating in Sydney's south-west if speed was behind a crash a 17-year-old passenger dead that's left and his friend fighting for life. it's a tragedy they saw coming Villawood residents say treated like a drag strip. with the road of the Holden Commodore There was little left power pole yesterday afternoon. after it slammed into this This is quite a high impact are very unforgiving. and unfortunately the power poles was killed instantly. 17-year-old Mohammad Afchal minutes before the crash. He'd been talking to friends and say goodbye as normal You know, we just shake hands and then this happened. I wish I talk more to him, you know. that he passed away. Now I'm shattered completely distraught onlookers Police were forced to hold back

the unlicensed driver as paramedics tried to stabilise a few hundred metres from his home. who'd crashed just

discovered the wreck. Witnesses say his mother children in the house, I heard her yelling out to her

And ran up the street. "Stay there, just stay there". back down screaming hysterically. Then I saw her come running to free Abdul Zreika It took more than an hour

before being rushed to hospital. who was placed in an induced coma It's horrible. Kids just don't listen what happens, you know what I mean. and when you don't listen, that's

they saw coming. Locals say it's a tragedy Oh, it's a drag street. from young youths at night time. It's just non-stop dragging

for young drivers. Prompting yet another warning Please just slow down. Just because you can drive a car you can drive a car well. doesn't mean

is again under pressure Opposition Leader Tony Abbott media director Stephen Linnell Lawyers for former Victorian police today are expected to lodge an appeal against his conviction for perjury. on legal grounds It follows the collapse yesterday

the Office of Police Integrity of the case brought by Assistant Commissioner Noel Ashby. against former police union secretary Paul Mullett Mr Ashby, Mr Linnell, and former were all accused of leaking details of gigolo Shane Charters-Abbott about the murder and lying about it to the OPI.

of the three to be convicted Mr Linnell was the only one after he pleaded guilty last year. Never-before-seen pictures on the World Trade Center of the September 11 attacks have been released.

from the sky above the chaos The photographs were taken Police Aviation Unit. by the New York They show the North Tower on fire hit the city after the attack. before the dust and debris

Freedom of Information requests. The images were released after the smallest ever Adelaide crowd In cricket, at an Australian limited overs match

the West Indies by eight wickets watched as the hosts defeated international. in the second one-day for the one-day game In another sign of the tough times taking a 2-0 series lead. Australia never looked in doubt, for the tourists snared Windies captain Chris Gayle as Doug Bollinger on the first ball... on first ball! COMMENTATOR: He's gone have the visitors reeling at 4/16. ..before taking his second wicket to With eight wickets down in the Windies' tail. there was a hint of a wag It's definitely six. as some brilliant fielding But it was quickly subdued to a paltry total of 170 runs. restricted them to the West Indies' innings. And that's an unbelievable finish It was never likely to be enough his intentions early on. with Shane Watson signalling That'll do. before Shaun Marsh fell for 27. The Aussie total raced past 50 He bowled him. his impressive summer of cricket Watson continued to another half century... with some big hitting helping him Go get him. bowling of Kemar Roach for 53 runs. ..before being caught off the Oh, that's out. left off to have the hosts cruising. Ricky Ponting took up where Watson That's great use of the feet. The Australian captain made his own half century in style as the hosts brought up the win inside 27 overs. There it goes. A big wicket for Australia. The NRL's 16 clubs will be the big winners from this Saturday's inaugural All Stars match on the Gold Coast. League boss David Gallop has announced they'll share the $1.5 million windfall from the sell-out match. The money will be spent by the clubs on community projects. The match falls on the second anniversary of Kevin Rudd's apology to the stolen generations. It's an opportunity for us to highlight the community initiatives we have in place. Some new ones out of the back of this game. The occasion will be even more special for Scott Prince -

The Titans star has been named by the Federal Government as an indigenous ambassador.

Grant's trek around Australia has

taken him to far-flung places and it

continues this morning from wx A,

good morning. We are at the port of

Dampier this morning, a fantastic

facility, a $

facility, a $36 billion facility. If

you wondered why Australia isn't

part of the global recession

part of the global recession anymore it is because of am the money

produced out of this particular

area. From 180 K aoffshore, the

shelf where it is piped off the

ground. What dozen go to Perth goes

to Japan, South Korea and China and

right here is the financial hub of

the gas that produces so much money

if the economy. Let's look at your

forecast though now. An afternoon storm in Mount Isa. A possible afternoon shower in Canberra. A shower of two developing in Mildura. A shower with a possible storm in Melbourne. Possible afternoon showers in Adelaide. An afternoon shower in Darwin. And around Western Australia, morning cloud in Bunbury. Humid with morning cloud in Perth. Chance of a thunderstorm in Kalgoorlie. Possible afternoon storm in Broome.

See you from the Port of Dampier

with just under half an hour with

more weather detail. Happy birthday

Mel, the most beautiful 40 year on

the planet you don't look a day over

40, no, 30, best wishes for your

special day, all the best, John and

Effie. Very nice. Gorgeous.

Effie. Very nice. Gorgeous. We wanted a vice for Mel on what is the

best thing about being over 40 or if

you have come across Mel in her past

and want to share a story with us.

Or a big story. A telegram or

e-mail. Let's celebrate the last 40

years. All of them. I knew I could

count on you guys to make me feel

better. If you are a accordy from

one of the guys who used to work in

Canberra from her days there? Rrj Coming up - the website which names and shames dodgy childcare centres. And we'll find out whether a later legal drinking age has worked overseas. But next - the Dow bounces back on Wall Street. And what does Michael Jackson's family really think about Dr Conrad Murray? The singer's dad speaks out when Sunrise continues. help your hair grow longer and reach its maximum length, up to 1.2cm per month. Feel the difference, see the difference. New Sunsilk. Enriched with calcium and rooibos, it helps you get longer and stronger hair. My number-one choice for longer, stronger hair. for young singles. Hospital cover, ambulance cover, extras you'll actually use. From $9.95 a week. In finance news - Wall Street is having a positive day.

The Dow is back. We just had to, a

big showing there, up 104 point,

big showing there, up 104 point, 2 per cent, why? Because there is a

view of the European central bank

will bhaouv to shore up Greece's

finances, more on that in a tick.

To our region yesterday, there we go: Over the past fortnight world share markets have been falling. And investors are concerned that Greece may default on its debts.

If Greece falls there is worries

about Portugal and Spain. For more

we are joined by Craig James. How

bad is the debt crisis in Europe.

Over all, it is somewhat over done.

Greece only accounts for something

like 0.

like 0.6 per cent of the global

economy, less than 1 per cent. It is

not huge in the whole scheme of

things but the main concern is about

contagion and if Greece falls over,

then it might be Portugal, Spain and

the broader European Union. So it is

more a throw back to the last year

GFC. Everyone is concerned about

knock on effects. Greece is small

but so was the US subprime market in

the States. So it is more fear than

anything else. But overnight it

shows what can happen when you have

an unsubstantial

an unsubstantialiated view of

supporting Greece, everything gos

Whooshka. We had Barnaby Joyce come

out and say with our debt levels

there is a question mark over

whether we can repay our debts? Yes,

that is totally false. If anything,

it is the perverse, the reverse

situation is true. Australia has the

lowest foreign debt in the world as

a proportion of GDP, in the

strongest state of any advanced

economy around the world. And this

is the real delight in terms of the

current situation. When we talk

about debt in the past, it

about debt in the past, it would have been Australia in the focus but

Australia is not in the in the focus

because we are probably the best

shape in the world in terms of our

budget deficit and government debt.

Remember, a couple of years ago we

paid off all our debt, only because

of the global financial crisis was

the deficit back in debit. We are in

very good shape. Barnaby Joyce is

wrong. Okay, Barnaby, take that M.

wrong. Okay, Barnaby, take that wrong. Okay, Barnaby, take that.

Thank you, Craig. We particularly

don't want Barnaby saying things

like that now, because in a

Australia at the moment

Australia at the moment we have a

central banker's knees up to

celebrate our central bank's 50th

birthday. All the central bankers

including Sean clod Trichet, who is

the head of the central bank, who is

going back to head up a package for

Greece, they are here amraouding us.

Comments like that

Comments like that don't help in a

climate of people fearful and GFC.

It doesn't help. He is on sang. The Sunrise Showbiz Report brought to you by 'New Idea'. For all the latest celebrity news and more. Dr Conrad Murray has been formally charged over Michael Jackson's death.

But the singer's family are still angry. They say involuntary manslaughter isn't enough. Showbiz editor Nelson Aspen has the details. Morning. Do Michael's family want him to be charged with murder?

They are really sticking to their

guns on this, aren't they? Yes, as

we said yesterday, the family lawyer considered the involuntary

manslaughter charge to be a 'Slap on

the wrist." Matriarch, Katherine

Jackson yesterday describe Dr Conrad

Murray as a monster. She was terse however her

however her husband took to the air

waves and had considerably

waves and had considerably more to say, here is what he said to TV host

Larry king. I don't like those

charges, really, he got off too easy

in court today. A lot of things

said, a lot of things that went on

behind that is not illustrated with

what has been going on. Did you want

him charged with homicide or murder?

I been looking for just sqs justice

to me would be the murder charge.

Are you saying, Joe, the people

wanted mike tool die? Michael, "

wanted mike tool die? Michael said

himself he would be killed. He told

his mother that. Wow. And also in

the past his sisters have never been

ones to hold back how they feel.

What have they said? Yes, especially

sister LaToya. She all along has

felt there is a bigger plot

involved. You heard her father

imply. She thinks Michael was

murdered at the hands of Dr Murray,

her words, and it is part of a

bigger conspiracy and other people

were involved and she won't rest

until justsis served. Keep us up to

date, catch you later. Thank you. Still to come - has Fifi got a hot date with a Hollywood star? And the school bus driver who kept control of his coach when some wheels fell off. He'll join us live. Next up, though, Australia's red army. Why our soldiers' uniforms will soon be made in China. And the recall affecting Toyotas around the world. We're live to the company's Australian HQ. Win cash whether you answer the phone or not. Milk the Sunrise Cash Cow from Monday. Now to what's being clicked on news websites. Top of the list this morning - the full-body scanners for Aussie airports. Critics reckon the a virtual strip search will show everything. But the Government says the scans will produce a "stick figure" image. That's to avoid embarrassment

and possibly stop pictures ending up on the internet. So would you be happy to have a full body scan when you fly? Email or SMS us.

Kind of still in dispute whether it

is a stick figure or a little more.

Been different reports. Also being viewed online, the defence cost-cutting that will see some of our soldiers' uniforms made in China. The hi-tech fabric for the outfits is currently manufactured in Victoria. But Defence has awarded a contract for several thousand uniforms to a Chinese company. The Opposition reckons it's unpatriotic. The Defence Association reckons it's dangerous because the Chinese will know what's in the top-secret fabric. We'll seek some views later this Sunrise but in the meantime, tell us what you think of the decision.

Is it unpatriotic and is it

dangerous. How much money are they

saving by doing that. Good question.

We will find out. Toyota is a top car brand in Australia. But one of its models has been caught up in a worldwide recall.

That affects reasonably new Toyota Prius hybrid cars. They're being recalled to fix faulty brakes.

It is defendant to the recall in the

US, where they recalled 8 million

cars for a dodgy accelerator. For more it's over to our Melbourne correspondent, Nuala Hafner, outside Toyota HQ. Nuala, how many Prius cars are affected?

Globally we are talking about 400

Globally we are talking about

400,000, in Australia it is 2,378 of

the 3rd generation Prius cars built

since April last year and January

this year. If you are one of the

1700 owners you should receive a

letter in the mail this week,

telling you to take it to the local

deal taor get it fixed. It is not a

major one and should be simple and

not cost anyone anything. Fz free

and it is a problem with the

antilock system, it is Oh what a

feeling, an inconsistent brake

feeling. 1100 people have reported

problems with this, including two in

Australia they say when they press

the pedtle doesn't respond slippery

on pot hauls or slippery surfaces.

You ring up the dealer, takes an

hour, you check it in, they are safe

to drive Toyota said it doesn't

effect safety, it is more a feel and

no accidents have been report.

Toyota has turned its lights off, so

there is a a lot of damage control

and how much damage it has done to

them. Thank you, Nuala, all the

details on the recall are on the web

site. You wouldn't mind an hour get

your brakes fixed. Pretty major. Later this morning - will new airport security measures add to delays? The experts weigh in. And why beer now qualifies as a super food.

We have always known that. Told you! But after the break - Wednesday's news details. Plus Grant with the weather from Dampier in WA. On average, OPSM customers paid over $480 for their prescription glasses. We believe that's too much. That's why at Specsavers our customers paid, on average, over $114 less for their prescription glasses than OPSM customers. That's because we're backed by one of the world's fastest growing optical networks with a commitment to value that's second to none. If you're paying too much for glasses, you should have gone to Specsavers. When we need a car, we call Thrifty - Australia's best-valued car and truck rental. Good morning. Sydney police have revealed that an unlicensed 15-year-old was behind the wheel in yesterday's crash that killed the 15-year-old passenger. The driver, Abdul Zreika, is fighting for his life in hospital after his Commodore collided with a power pole in Sydney's south-west. Mohammad Afchal was killed instantly. Villawood residents say it's a tragedy they saw coming because the road is often treated like a drag strip. This is quite a high impact and unfortunately the power poles are very unforgiving. Police are investigating if speed was a factor in the crash. Queensland is set to lift its ban on surrogacy.

The State Government will introduce legislation today to de-criminalise altruistic surrogacy.

That's where a woman gives birth for a couple for no payment. Under the current law surrogacy is punishable by a $10,000 fine or three years jail. Queensland is the only State where it's still a criminal offence. The State Opposition wants same sex couples barred from accessing surrogacy. Police are expected to charge a 16-year-old after a knife attack on a Melbourne train overnight. Police say the 19-year-old victim was stabbed as his train was approaching the West Footscray station just before 11:00 last night. He suffered facial injuries and a gash to one of his fingers. His alleged attacker was arrested and questioned. Police say he's likely to be charged with assault. Never-before-seen pictures of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center have been released.

The photographs were taken from the sky above the chaos by the New York Police Aviation Unit. They show the North Tower on fire before the dust and debris hit the city after the attack. The images were released after Freedom of Information requests. In finance news - Wall Street is in positive territory.

On news out of Europe the European

central bank may be putting together

a rescue package for Greece's debt problems. a rescue package for Greece's debt

problem. Those problems and the

potential of spilling to porjgle and

Spain is the reason markets have

been hammered in the last few weeks. In cricket, the one-day game has taken another hard knock as the smallest Adelaide crowd at an Australian limited overs match watched Australia hammer the West Indies by eight wickets.

Just over 8,000. Doug Bollinger snared Windies captain Chris Gayle on the first ball to have the visitors reeling at 4/16. And some brilliant fielding restricted the tourists to just 170 runs. It was never likely to be enough as Shane Watson notched up another half century before being caught off the bowling of Kemar Roach for 53 runs. Ricky Ponting grabbing his own half century as the hosts won inside 27 overs. Controversial play-maker Todd Carney has gone on a self-imposed booze ban as the Roosters get set for a trial match against the Atherton Roosters in Far-North Queensland. Carney spent last year in exile after being sacked by the Canberra Raiders for alcohol-related offences. Yeah, I feel like a different person. Haven't had a beer since New Year's and that's big for me. Happy to say that I'm doing good and feeling great and ready to play football.

Carney hasn't played a first grade game since August 2008. Lawrie McKinna has stepped down as the coach of the Central Coast Mariners to be replaced by former Socceroo coach Graham Arnold. McKinna has signed a 3-year contract extension and will move into a football and commercial operations role

at the A-League club. He's been at the helm since the start of the competition in 2005.

This season marks the first time the Scotsman has failed to steer his side into the finals.

Grant Denyer is out and about,

seeing the best of the west this

week. Grant, Dampier this morning.

We are, we got to say a big thank

you to everyone who came to say

goodbye in Port Headland yesterday.

While there might be a lot of money

in that area, I don't know if you

have heard about the price of

aaccommodation in that part of the

world, we had a lot of people saying

yes, salaries might be triple

everywhere else but when it comes to

renting a place in Port Headland,

you are talking about a 3-bed-room house is $

house is $1,000 a week, to rent a

1-bedroom apartment, just $

1-bedroom apartment, just $500. They

say yes we earn a bit but we are

paying for it. Even in Dampier Julie

e-mailed in and said they are in a

30 to 40-year-old house, she and her

husband are paying $

husband are paying $1500 a week.

They are basic homes, fibro, and not

necessarily the good side of town.

It is extraordinary! Extraordinary.

Let's look at your forecast. Slow-moving storms are passing over southern Victoria leading to severe thunderstorms. Showers and storms are heading over the Queensland interior. While humid easterly winds are bringing showers to the Queensland and north-east New South Wales coast. Warmer with a late shower on Friday. A possible afternoon shower for Canberra. Late rain again tomorrow and Friday. A storm developing in Melbourne. A possible afternoon storm in Adelaide. Humid with morning cloud in Perth. An afternoon shower and possible storm in Darwin. Afternoon showers tomorrow and until Saturday. Fine on Sunday morning, then a possible storm.

I don't know whether you remember

yesterday but a guy called Chris

came down to say hello to his mum

and we

and we weren't going to argue with

that. He is a big fellow and drives

UN of the world's biggest trains and

he came down to send us off. And he said, "

said, "I'll ride you off out of

town." So we had a convoy: a $

town." So we had a convoy: a $70,000

Harley next to my postie bike. What

a lovely man. What was that? What a

nice man. Well, he was lovely.

Particularly for someone to come

out, local time, 4am and say G'day

to his mum, which was lovely. I felt

like Peter Fonda in skwet Easy

Rider." The two blokes, one with the

beard and one without one. The train

driver came and saw us out of town,

I don't know if it was to make sure

we did. But what a legend. Look alt

the bike. Thank you, joke of the

day. Lovely lady has e-mailed in,

Arlene Witson." Hello Sunrise gang,

I have included a joke and hopefully

make Nat laugh and get a TiVo. I

have to say I lived in Tamworth at

the time Mel and Kylie made their TV

debuts. I watched them grow from shy

young girls to the well-groomed

confident young ladies they are

today. Congratulations to them both. today. Congratulations to them

both.." Thank you. There is a TiVo

there. 5! Long ago on an island far

away live adtribe ruled by a rich

chief, who

chief, who had a 2 story grass hot

and a solid gold throne. He heard

the tax man was arriving and ordered

the throne had

the throne to be hidden. But the tax

man had heard of it and wanted to

see it. The chief denied its

existence until the tax assessor got

mad and hit the tabling, the ceiling

gave away, and the gold throne

landed on the chief and killed him.

The moral of the story is people in

grass houses shouldn't show throwns.

She has to have heaveo. Stop making

me feel guilty. I like it. That was

good. Thank you. Ahead this morning - we cross to Anne Hathaway in LA. She joins a galaxy of stars in the new movie 'Valentine's Day'.

Is she 40. She is way younger. As is

everybody else! Jrblgs Also this morning - Dicko before and after the weight loss. But next - has lifting the drinking age worked overseas? We'll find out, right after this. (HORN HONKS) All the strength of a big bank with the soul of a small. The Jetstar skycam showing you Sydney this morning. Mostly sunny and 28 today. You'll remember how we were talking about the legal drinking age yesterday. That's after the PM said he'd supported raising it from 18 to 21. But that got us thinking - would it make any difference here and has it worked overseas? The US has had a drinking age of 21 for more than 25 years. We're joined now by James Pitts from the Odyssey House Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation program as well as Angela Cox in our US bureau. James, let's start with you. Do you support raising the drinking age?

Look, I think we can start the

conversation. I am for anything that

is going to cut down on the problems

associated with the youth drinking

and the consequences. On a practical

level, I think it is going to be

difficult. One of the things I think

we really need to take into

consideration now is the fact that

young people are starting dringing

much earlier, over the last 50 years

the age of initiation of drinking

has dropped in each ten year

increment has gotten earlier. Now

you have young people drinking at

the age of 12 or 13. I think that

what you see now in lot of the

vision certainly when I was waiting

to come on, about a lot hof the car accidents and

accidents and ing thes like that, we

need to focus as much as possible on

education, edge kaitding --

educating young people about the

dangers of alcohol. How do we do

that? Everyone wants a fix fix,

solve the problem. We do it as much

as possible by making sure the young

people understand the consequences

of alcohol. In a lot of cases, it is

just the idea that I will go out and

have a couple of drinks without

realising it has a lot of negative

effects, particularly that age frarz

brain development. It impacts

negatively on young people who are

already impulsive on the yares of

the brain that control impulsive

behaviour and reward. It is

important to hook in with parents.

One of the things you look at too, One of the things you look at

when you see a lot of the

One of the things you look at too,, when you see a lot of the situations

with young people get nothing to

fights and trouble, there has to be

some degree of responsibility as far

as the parents are concerned for

supervision. Where is my 13, 14, 15,

16-year-old at, at 2 in the morning?

Why would someone that young be out

at that time of the night. It is a

combination of making sure the

people understand it is not just a

benign situation I have a few

drinks, it is not going to be any

consequences and also a lot more

involvement on the part of

involvement on the part of the parents by enforcing that. One last

point, two

point, two years ago, Pfizer put out

a report on alcohol in conjunction

with the national drug and alcohol

research centre. They asked young

people how do you access alcohol,

particularly under 18s and in 40 per

cent of the cases, they say from parents. Angela, what's the US experience with a drinking age of 21?

Has it been a worthwhile

Has it been a worthwhile experience in the States by doing that? The

flip side of the argument is being

baited here. People think it could baited here. People think it baited here. People think it should

be reduced to 18. The argument is if

you are old enough to go to war and

die for your country and get married

you should be old enough to drink.

They Introduced it with young people

dying in accidents on the road with

drink driving. And it worked but it

has created a whole new set of

problems, the critics say, with

binge drinking. An ongoing debate.

Thank you, a cultural thing a lot of

European countries kids start

drinking early and don't go into the

bink drinking because it is a

culture that ezsays you are an idiot

if you binge drink. On the way - the new research

on why beer and bananas could be essential for good health. And how Fifi caught the eye of a Hollywood star. Next up, though, the website which ranks childcare centres. So what do parents think? # When there's always something there to remind me... # VOICEOVER: Travel on Spirit of Tasmania before April 30 and enjoy 35% off all cabin fares. That's 35% off twin, four-berth and even deluxe cabins. And why not take your car from an extra $79 each way? Hurry. Offer ends March 6 unless sold out prior. Book online at: Or call: Win cash whether you answer the phone or not.

Milk the Sunrise Cash Cow from Monday. An online tool for screening the performance of childcare centres is expected to be a hit with parents. The website will name and shame centres in Queensland which have breached Government guidelines. Brisbane correspondent Michelle Tapper has more.

Good morning. What kind of information is going to be on this website?

Good morning. Well, this new wreb

site will provide parents with

detailed information about child

care centres across Queensland and

provide information about the staff

that work there and any safety

issues the centre might have.

Although the web site is new, the

breaches will date back to February

one and include things like revoked

licences and what the government has

done to the child care centre to

take action. The premier, Anna Bligh

said parent have a right to know the information and they should be

confident and safe their children

are safe during the day and being

well looked after by the child care

centre. Of the July, 2,000 centres

across Queensland will be required

to maintain and display a compliance

safety log book at the centre which

will provide parents with similar

information as to what is on the web

site and the State Government here

said they hope the web site will be

as successful as the MySchool, web

site, which has had a phenomenal

success across the country. If a

child care centre is nameed and

shamed, does it mean you yank your

kids out? I think parents need to

look very closely at the information

provided on the web site. If a

centre has a history of repeated

atpepbgss, then I think that is not

a place you want to leave your child

in for several hours each day but if

a centre has one breach, responded

quickly and it is not a serious

breach and you feel confident the

centre is providing great

centre is providing great quality

care otherwise you might decide to

keep them in there. It is a matter

of weighing up the information and

it will be another tool for parents

to make the right decision.

to make the right decision. Thank you. Judy has advice for Mel on her

birthday. At

birthday. At 4th you can do

everything you wanted to do at 18

except at 4th you can get away can it.

Happy birthday Mel, no more dirty

30s, it is all fun for the naughty

40s. There you go. A big day. Time to check entertainment news. The Sunrise Showbiz Report brought to you by 'New Idea'. For all the latest celebrity news and more. Katie Price, better known as Jordan, is never far from the spotlight. The British model and reality star TV remarried just days ago in Vegas after splitting from Peter Andre. And now the mother-of-three wants more kids with her new cross-dressing husband. Showbiz editor Nelson Aspen joins us now. Morning again. Is Katie really wanting to get pregnant again?

Not that there is anything wrong

with that, we should point out. But

the recently divorced, newly married

Katie price said she wants to start

a new family with her new hds and

the sooner the better. So I know

the sooner the better. So I know she is a lady of her word I am sure she

is working at it diligently. She is

strutting her stuff and hasn't tried

tew void the media. E She never has,

she can't live without the glow of

the media. Look at this recently. I

have moved forward. I am in such a

good place, got a new husband, we

can't wait to have children. We are

going to buy a house together. We

just start it all, it is really

fairytale again. I have learned from

my last relationship no-one is going to manip

to manipulate this relationship, we

are private and mysterious, we let

people know what we want them to. It

is great. Alex is not trying to get

custody of the kids, we will have

our kids one day and hopefully in

the future we will be lapy families

and be adults and move on and people

can come up. Quite private. Wish

them all all the best. I don't like

when she speaks. It is like David

Beckham, just keep your mouth shut.

On a side note, I do want to say to

mulilsa, my satellite sister, life

absolutely begins at 40, I love your

face. Thank you, appreciate it.

face. Thank you, appreciate it. Wish you were here to have a champers

with me. I will have one instead. Next year. Coming up - the latest from Toyota HQ on those Australian recalls. Plus, the security crackdown at our airports - the bottom line for travellers. And the school bus driver who managed to bring his coach to a stop despite missing some wheels. We'll meet him, next. Rrb VOICEOVER: In the city, to stand out from the crowd, you need the right style and the right accessories. Like the Nissan Micra - designed to shift the way you move through the city. And right now, you can get a 5-door auto from just $15,990 driveaway. Shift the way you move.

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the plan to put full-body scanners in our airports. Will they help security or just add to delays? Made in China - why the Chinese will make our soldiers' uniforms. And Fifi's hot date with a Hollywood star. I think you and I should date. What you're doing on Valentine's Day sounds just about right to me. But what does his on-screen lover think of that?

It's Wednesday 10 February, 2010.

Mel turns 40!

Right across Australia, this is

Sunrise on Seven. From Brekky

Central, here's Kochie and Mel.

Thank you for that! Also coming up - why drinking beer could be good for your bones.

Thank you boys for finding that

research for yourselves. Matt O'Neill has the list of other super foods in just a few minutes. But right now, it's news time with Nat. Good morning. Toyota has included Australia in its worldwide recall of the popular Prius hybrid car over safety concerns about the car's brakes. Around 2,500 Australian car owners are affected. Melbourne correspondent Nuala Hafner is at Toyota's headquarters with more.

Good morning. Globally it will

affect around 400,000 cars in

Australia 2,378 have been built

since April last year and January

this year. Of those, 1700 have been

sold, so those owners will receive a

letter in the mail from Toyota this

week telling them to take their car

into a dealership to get the mrb

fixed. It is a problem with the

software that operates the antilock

braking system. It should take about

an hour, and free of charge, Toyota

said the problem is more about an

inconsistent feel, not a safety

issue and certainly no

issue and certainly no accidents have been reported. More than 1100

people have reported problems with

this, of this two have been in Australia. Opposition Leader Tony Abbott is again under pressure to muzzle his finance spokesman, Barnaby Joyce, after comments about Australia's foreign debt. The Nationals Senator has warned that Australia is getting to the point

where its debt can't be re-paid. The comment has forced Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey into damage control,

saying Australia is in no danger of defaulting. Market watchers say Senator Joyce is just plain wrong. Australia has the lowest foreign debt as a proportion of GDP. We're in the strongest state of any advanced economy around the world. The incident has prompted renewed calls from the Government for Mr Abbott to sack Senator Joyce. Sydney police have revealed that an unlicensed 15-year-old was behind the wheel in yesterday's fatal crash in the city's south-west. The driver, Abdul Zreika, is fighting for his life after his car smashed into a power pole yesterday afternoon. His 15-year-old passenger, Mohammad Afchal, was killed instantly. It's horrible, kids just don't listen. And when you don't listen, that's what happens, you know what I mean? Oh, it's a drag street. It's just non-stop dragging from young youths at night time. Police are investigating if speed was a factor in the crash. The Federal Government has forwarded a petition to the Queen seeking a pardon for Harry 'Breaker' Morant. The trial and execution of British-born Morant and another Australian soldier

during the dying days of the Boer War was immortalised in the film of the same name. The petition has been put together by a military lawyer and argues that the 1901 trial was unfair. Melbourne Zoo's latest arrival will have her first public outing today. The as-yet-unnamed 3-week-old elephant is only the second to be born at an Australian zoo and the first by in vitro fertilisation. Her keepers will ease her into the public spotlight, restricting her to two 1-hour viewings today. Running around and all of a sudden she kind of stops and sometimes she falls asleep standing up. Other times she kind of falls over and goes to sleep. And it won't be long before she has a playmate with another calf due in August.

Very cute. In finance news - Wall Street is showing strong gains.

It was up 220 points at one stage,

the Dow, still strong on back of

these out of Europe the European

central bank might come to the

rescue of Greek with the debt

problems. Jean clod Trichet in

Australia at the moment for a

meeting of central bank governors to

celebrate the 50th birthday of our central

celebrate the 50th birthday of our

central bank. He is expected to go

back to sort out the problems.

Aussie dollar is up a cent on the

news out of Europe with the solution

to Greece's debt problems. One-day cricket has taken another hard knock with the smallest Adelaide crowd at an Australian limited overs match Just over 8,000 to watch Australia hammer the West Indies by eight wickets. Doug Bollinger snared Windies captain Chris Gayle on the first ball before taking his second wicket to have the visitors reeling at 4/16. And some brilliant fielding restricted the tourists to just 170 runs. It was never likely to be enough as Shane Watson notched up another half century before being caught off the bowling of Kemar Roach for 53 runs. Ricky Ponting grabbing his own half century as the hosts won inside 27 overs. The NRL's 16 clubs will be the big winners from this Saturday's inaugural All Stars match on the Gold Coast. League boss David Gallop has announced they'll share the $1.5 million windfall from the sell-out match. The money will be spent by the clubs on community projects. The match falls on the second anniversary of Kevin Rudd's apology to the stolen generations. It's an opportunity for us to highlight the community initiatives we have in place. Some new ones out of the back of this game. The occasion will be even more special for Scott Prince - the Titans star has been named by the Federal Government as an indigenous ambassador. The proposed merger between Port Adelaide Power and the Port Adelaide Magpies is all but over after the SANFL directors voted unanimously against the move. The Power had hoped to save their local affiliates from financial strangulation and reunite with the club they were forced to separate from when entering the AFL in 1997. But strong opposition from other SANFL clubs as well as cross town rivals the Adelaide Crows effectively blocked the proposal. Grant Denyer has been taking his postie bike around the country and is in WA in a great little spot called is in WA in a great little spot called Dampier. Not just a great spot but a spot that contributes so much to our country. 40 per cent of our export earnings of the total earnings come from the kilometre radius here. There is radius here. There is a bit of war between Dampier and Port Headland, this used to be the No.1 bulk exPort Headland but now that belongs Headland but now that belongs to Port Headland but now that belongs to Port Headland. An afternoon storm in Mount Isa. A possible afternoon shower in Canberra. A shower of two developing in Mildura. A shower with a possible storm in Melbourne.

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For Melbourne, check out this,

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wanting to apply. Are you ready for tighter security at airports? Full-body scans will be introduced at our international terminals by next year.

The controversial scans are part of new federal security measures to tackle the threat of terrorism.

Sunrise correspondent Simon Reeve is at Australia's busiest airport, in Sydney. Simon, take us through what was unveiled in this aviation security crackdown?

Good morning to you. This is a wide

range of issues thet are being

talked about as part of the plan, which most

which most likely will come into

effect in a year's time when the

first body scanners will be put into

airports in Sydney, Melbourne and

Brisbane. Inbody scan rrz the main

thing we are talking about but there

are many more issues being looked at

inin thecludemultia-view xri

machines, liquid explosive scans.

Talking about beefing up security,

Talking about beefing up security, more Australian federal police at

airports. Regional airports are

being looked at and domestic and

sniffer dogs in place. What they

want is a multi-faceted attack

want is a multi-faceted attack so they can look at people and

profiling before they arrive at the

airport to check into their flight.

The regional airports, $

The regional airports, $3 million. Long

Long over do -- $

Long over do -- $32 million. The

scanners is one of the things

jumping out the most, there has been

quite a bit of criticism? Yes n quite a bit of criticism? Yes

quite a bit of criticism? Yes,

indeed, privacy groups are saying

they will be way too invasive. What

will happen to the images? Are they stored? will happen to the images? Are they

stored?? Government will have to

clear it up in the next clear it up in the next few days.

Thywhat the Transport Minister,

Anthony Albaniesy had to say yesterday. Look, there is new technology available but certainly in operation right now since the trial occurred 18 months ago

But certianly in operation right now since But certianly in operation right now

since trial occurred 18 months

since trial occurred 18 months ago there, is technology that is known,

for example,

for example, that produce as stick

figure. So it identifies on the

screen something that has to be

checked without identifying things

that demure people such as yourself

might not want to be checked.

might not want to be checked.Z It

was a big ambiguous. He said the

technology is available but which

ones will they use in Australian

ones will they use in Australian airports. Were trials in Sydney,

Melbourne and Adelaide in October of

2008. One would have thought we

would have been talking about the

stuff a long time before now. There

are different types of body

scanners. At Heathrow, after what

happened in the US at Christmas,

they implemented the body scanners

just last week. So people in London are using

are using them. What we going to be

going through and do we go through the old

the old x-ray machine first and then

the body scanner? All is a lot more

to know. Delays are inevitable, but

hey, if it is for security. Thank

you for the update. Professor Clive Williams is a terrorism and security expert. Thanks for your time.

The body scanners is what everybody

is most worried about. Are they

useful, are they necessary? Will

they make a difference? Good

morning, they will make a

difference, yes. Because they will

provide a level of information that

is not available at the moment. So I

think it is a desirable thing they

be introduced. But I think the

privacy concerns can be addressed by

privacy concerns can be addressed by not storing the images, not have the

operators see the person and bluring

the face of the person that is being

screened. But to go through that,

are they effective? I understand the

US Christmas Day bomber had

explosives as we learned later on,

tucked in his underwear, would

tucked in his underwear, would it have been detected on the scan

center Probably not I would think. There are ways of There are ways of defeating the

scanner but the thing is the scanner

is just part of a whole process that

should start from the point you buy

your ticket. Which then see

your ticket. Which then see you to

the airport, eventually, have some

behaviour analysis before you check

in, somebody checking your behaviour

and so on at the check in point.

Then there should be some reverse

profiling so that the people who don't need to be screened don't don't need to be screened don't get

the level of screening that you

perhaps devote to perhaps, the

younger group, the younger male

group of passengers but then you can

also exclude ones who are probably

travelling as family groups or

sporting teams that sort of thing.

So you could get down to the point

where you are only do agbody scan of

perhaps a third of the passengers.

So given we are looking at spending

all this money, what is your view

all this money, what is your view?

Do you know we are on the way to

making flying as safe as possible or

is it a case of we will never, ever

be able to stop terrorism? You can

never be 100 per cent sure you

covered everything because you covered everything because you are

dealing with clever people. Most of

the terrorists are well educated,

they are well aware of the technological cape

technological capabilities of the

systems and can work around it. That

is why security is part of a whole

package. One thing that wasn't

announced was the air

announced was the air security

officer, it is a another level of

security that is provided, with air

security officers being on the

planes. The delays, around 6 minutes

extra for passengers to extra for passengers to get through,

do you think that is how long it

will take? I don't think it needs to

be 6 minutes even. If you were to

exclude the people you are not going

to body scan, you could do it much

quicker than that. The other thing

is if you look at the nature of the

threat, the threat to domestic

flights has always been mentally

disordered people acting alone. And

the problem with the international

flights is professional terrorist

whose are targeting US-bound

flights. You can devote your

resources if you focused on those

two issues, the person who is

mentally disordered person, perhaps

their behaviour will give them away

before they get on the plane, but it

is not necessarily a given. With the

professional terrorist, hopefully

you will pick them up you will pick them up before they

get to the body scanner. Thank you,

for that analysis. We often take our bus drivers for granted, but this week we've all been reminded of just how important they are. On Tuesday, a Newcastle driver somehow managed to keep control of his school bus after the back wheels fell off. Ron Elsworthy had the lives of 79 students in his hands, and every one of them is safe and sound thanks to his cool head and expertise.

Thanks for joining us, Ron. How did you stop the bus?

This is like out of a movie. Doing

your normal bus route, the normal

run, doing 70 Ks, the wheels fall

off, you start fishtailing right

across the road with the dam nearby. What went

What went through your head when all

this happened? Um, well, to be

honest, um, it took me a couple of

seconds to realise what was going

on. At first I thought it was the

kids playing up in the back, which

they sometimes do, being high school

kids. When they started to scream

and I looked in the rear-vision

mirror, the interior one, which

covers every seat in the coach and being a long being a long bus like that,

being a long bus like that, because it is an 80-seater, it is a bit

longer than the normal ones, I also

noticed in the left-hand rear-vision

mirror a wheel come flying off and

head into the dam. And a split

second later, another one shot

straight up the sidef the bus,

riping the side of the bus out,

which I found out later. And then,

the kids started to scream

the kids started to scream more. And

I swore at them, I apologise, kids,

to shut them up. When they did.

Thanks to them, and then it started

to spou oil backwards and forwards

across the road. I was fortunate

there was a break in the traffic. I

think the guy who needs the

accolades is the guy from the Port

accolades is the guy from the Port Stephens Council behind me in a

smaller truck, seen and realised

what happened and pulled out in the

road to stop the other fools from

overtaking me, as I was going from

side to side, across the dam wall

and I didn't get a chance to in

everything that happened. Just a

matter of trying to keep the bus

straight. And when I was able to do

that, I

that, I just reefed it down through

the gears. I experiences I have had,

I realised I couldn't touch the

clutch or the emergency brake or the

foot brake so I had to reef it

through the gears. I managed to pull

it up, there was a lot of lick.

There wasn't luck, you are,

There wasn't luck, you are, in a

bus, full of kids screaming, the

wheels fall off and you can the cool

headedness to say I am not going to

hit the brakes, I am going to do it

slowly, keep calm. How have the

students react snd hopefully they

are not mucking up in the back of

the bus today or yesterday. They

were pretty thankful, Kochie. And as

I said, it was I had a pretty good

crew, I had the kids doing what I

told them to, the guy in the council

truck behind me, and then the police

officers, Constable Bass and his

partner, I was lucky I had those

people there and around me, you

know. I couldn't have done it on my

own, put it that way. You did own, put it that way. You did a lot

of it on your own. It was a great

job. I don't think so. Mate, you are

a local hero and very deserveedly

so. Thank you you for joining us,

so. Thank you you for joining us, it has been a real privilege to

interview you. Thank you. Stkpwhre

he is the driver you want for your kids. Two new studies have been released with important information about the food we eat. The first found just two soft drinks a week could nearly double your risk of pancreatic cancer. While another study suggests

drinking beer is good for your bones. Nutritionist Matt O'Neill is here to sort fact from fiction. Could soft drinks really be that dangerous?

Yes, possibly. What they found out

from a study of 60,000 from a study of 60,000 Singaporeans

from 45 to 73 years, those who had a

up couple of soft drink as week had

an increase in pancreatic cancer.

The link, we are trying to find out

maybe the sugar increaseathize load

on the pancreas. You have got 8

teaspoons of sugar in every can of

soft drink. A good

soft drink. A good 16 spoons. Only

two a week in the study. But one can

of soft drink a day, you are

bombarding your body with sugar.

Maybe cancer is a new link. Another

good excuse to give up soft drink. A

can of soft drink a day for a year,

you can put on 7 kilos of body fat.

One a day, maybe it is time to say I

One a day, maybe it is time to say I will give it a miss. But I wouldn't

say so ghost to beer yet. Beer is

good for your bones? Don't we love

these stories. The

these stories. The think about

these stories. The think about beer, the multied hopier beer, I call them

dirty beers because they look like

mud. But the barley gets silken into

the beer, to get strong bones. the beer, to get strong bones. It

looks like there is other foods,

like oats, barley, porridge, muesli.

So you can have a bowl of serial

which will probably have the -- bowl

of seareralier. They think you need

a litre of beer a day. I don't

a litre of beer a day. I don't think it is good idea. You might have good

bones but the rest will fall apart.

The crew having a The crew having a litre of beer is

not going to work. Bananas, British

PM Gordon Brown reckons he is having

a nine banana as day. Complexion for

the election. It rhymes. The link

here was his spokesperson saying

eating fruits and vegetables can

improve your health and radiance.

Because the term radiance was used

everyone has got on to it. The

sodium and the potassium. Well, you

are probably okay with nine, it is

fruit, it is good but there are

2,700 kilojoules, more than a

burger, so if you are trying to get

into shape, maybe it into shape, maybe

into shape, maybe it is two or three

that are okay. Gordon Brown that are okay. Gordon Brown is

trying to kick his chocolate bar

addiction. I don't know if it means

he was having nine chocolate bars,

definitely nine bananaerize better.

It is nutrient rich but nine a day

maybe be too much You mentionsed

chocolate and burgers. How do you

incorporate those thing in yourdite.

You can't

You can't gold cold Turkey. There is

a place for that. It is like flowing

darts at a dart board, some people

try to make the dart perfect. But

you never expect to

you never expect to hit the bull's eye when

eye when you throw darts. You get

off the board some days so go easy

on yourself but keep trying nutrient rich. on yourself but keep trying nutrient

rich. This year, try nutrient rich. Coming up - is it time for Barnaby Joyce to go?

One of his biggest defenders speaks out. And we'll cross to Hollywood star Anne Hathaway. But next, this morning's news. And Grant live from Dampier, in WA.

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10th of February, 2010, exactly 40

years ago today... Happy birthday. A

little something we knocked up for

you. O Thank you. Flowers.

you. O Thank you. Flowers happy

40th. Lisa said, happy birthday,

being 40 is brilliant because you

don't feel you have to put up with

everyone's stuff. Best wishes. Nat,

I, my partner here has been a little

dodgy over the last week or two over

the up coming moment for the 40 lgt

birthday. I want to show you two

people who are 40 who provide an

inspiration to so many people. They

are absolutely gorgeous. Take a look

at the first one. Yep, that went

well. Didn't it. I have manage to

snafal these out of

snafal these out of 'Who' magazine

and you can't tell me that person

looks 40 years of age. Good

lighting. All I can say is, " lighting. All I can say is, "Huba,

huba." But I also found

huba." But I also found somebody

else. Yes, with the lights on,

hopefully. Lights off are not a bad

thing. My God! These are the

pictures from 'Who' magazine that

comes out on Friday of Mel and all

about turning 40. How grjs do you look. It

look. It is so beautiful. Hot. Thank

you to 'Who' magazine for sending

them over and a very big happy

birthday. Vickyed, it is fa