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This morning - it's on, the Prime

today. Minister poised to call an election

Special coverage - we're lives a

history is made, the first female

PM meets with the first female

Governor-General to set the date.

Election 2010, the issues that will

decide our government and the

July. campaign ahead. This Saturday, 17

Live from Brekky Central Rebecca

Madden and Larry Emdur. Good

morning and thank you for joining

us. It is going to be a very busy

day. An election is expected to be

called. The most likely dates for

poll are the 21st or 28th August.

We will be live all through the

morning. We have cameras at every

vantage point outside the PM's

house in Melbourne in Altona. We

have the cars there with the lights

on waiting to pick up the Prime

Minister. I think very early this

morning the lights went on about

5.30 this morning. That is a little

earlier than most of the camera

crews camp outside have seen before

given they dire rise what time she

weak wakes up everymorning. The

driver is waiting to pick her up

and take her to the airport. We

assume to Canberra, to her office

and then to the Governor-General.

We are all over this today. We have

cameras at the airport and in

Melbourne at the air force base. At

the Governor-General's residence

and our chopper high in the sky

over the national capital. We will

not miss a move today. We will not

come off air until this happens.

Get comfortable. We have the coffee

cooking. We are definitely all over

this. Let's begin with the latest

from the Seven newsroom.

The federal election is expected to

be called this morning with the

Prime Minister sending voters to

the polls in late August.

Strategists from both the

government and the Opposition agree

the election could be won or lost

in crucial marginal seats.

Prime Minister Gillard spent weeks

hosing down queps of when an

election will be called in I am not

engaging in election speculation.

Last night in Melbourne it was

firefighters about to hose Ms

Gillard's house down after a smoke

alarm was set off. It was a fls

alarm. There is nothing false about

today though. The Prime Minister is

expected to fly from Melbourne to

Canberra this morning to meet with

Governor-General Quentin Bryce.

Expectations are centring on an

August 21 or 28 poll date. There

will be a very clear choice about

whether Australia moves forward or

back. In the lead up to the polls

she will be hoping her election

campaign is smooth sailing with her

pitch not to be centred around the

asylum seeker issue but on the

federal government's economic

record, education and health. She

has spent the last two-and-a-half

weeks trying to clean up messes of

her own creation. While Mr Abbott

was trying to win over support in

Queensland Ms Gillard made a

whistlestop visit to Tasmania

yesterday meaning she has now

visited all the states since

becoming Prime Minister last month.

Her focus now to be voted in by the Australian people.

Foreign atheirs is working to find

out if any Australians have been

kill or injured in a hotel fire in

Iraq. The blaze swept through the

hotel in the northern city of

Sulaimaniyah killing at least 30

people. Authorities say 14

foreigners are among the dead.

Dozens more were injured in the

fire which is thought to have

started in an electrical fault. --

from an electrical fault. A train

carrying 400 passengers has caught

fire in the New South Wales Blue

Mountains overnight. It was pulling

out of Valley Heights Railway

Station at around 8 o'clock when

the driver noticed flames in one of

the engines. The front two

carriages were evacuated. What we

got told is that the carriage

electrical system burst into flames.

Everyone was pretty calm. No big

drama. The driver was treated for

smoke inhalation. The Blue

Mountains line was closed for

several hours causing major delays

for rail commuters. Sydney police

continue to hunt a man after a

mother was viciously attacked in

her northern beaches home. She was

putting her one and three-year-old

daughters to bed on Thursday when

she was grabbed from behind. She

was punched, tied up and slashed

with a screwdriver. The intruder

then tried to tie her hands

together and put a bag over her

head. The attacker is aged between

18 and 20 and of Middle Eastern or

Pacific Islander appearance. Anyone

with information should contact

CrimeStoppers. Apple CEO, Steve

Jobs, mace made an extraordinary

admission declaring the company is

not perfect following growing

complaints about the latest iPhone.

Holding a phone with a bare hand

with muffle the wireless signal. It

has been dubbed "the death grip.".

EveryiPhone user will get a free

case. The iPhone 4 will hit

Australia at the end of the month.

A photo of Mel Gibson's ex has been

released she claims was taken hours

after the actor hit her in the

mouth. The photo was posted online

and appears to show damage done to

her front teeth. It forms part of

the police investigation into

domestic violence allegations. The

photo is also reportedly included

in her custody battle over their

young daughter. In finance news US

stocks have

Overnight. Now with sport here is

Simon.

Good morning. Australia has beaten

Pakistan by 150 runs in the first

test at Lord's with part-time

spinner Marcus North an unlikely

hero with the billion as he

finished with six wickets. Pakistan

was chasing 440 runs for victory

and started well. This pair put on

102 before Ben Hilfenhaus removed

Ali. The big breakthrough came from

North's first ball. That was sl man

but. That dismissal marked the

beginning of Pakistan's demise with

North picking up 6 for 65. Steve

Smith chipped in with three wickets

to seal a comfortable win for the

Aussies. South Africa's Louis

Oosthuizen has shot a five under 67

to take the lead in Shocking

conditions at the British open in

St Andrews. Mark Calcavecchia is

five shots behind. Oosthuizen

benefited from the Irelandly tea

off by firing in seven birdies on

his way to 67 to open up a handy

lead at the halfway stage of the

Open. Beautiful stuff. A great

round of golf. Tricky conditions.

Tiger Woods had a bit of a mixed

day. He finished at minus four.

Adam Scott our best at 2 under. In

AFL Adelaide has sprung of the

upsets of the season to down

Geelong by 11 points at AAMI

Stadium last night. The defending

premiers were hoping to consolidate

top spot on the ladder. The

resurgent Crows kicked four goals

in the third to take an 11-point

lead into the final term. They are

in front the Crows. Adelaide kicked

another three in the last quarter

to clinch their fourth straight win

and keep their slim final's hopes

a-- finals hopes alive. Mark

Gasnier scored the winning tries a

the Rabbitohs found another way to

win a close game going down by

three to the Dragons last night.

The Bunnies had an eight point lead

in the second half before Gasnier

dished up a try to Jason

Nightingale. The Rabbitohs were

given a one-point lead but Souths

could not finish it and Gasnier has

returned to rugby league in style.

While at Skilled Park the Broncos

have moved into fourth on the

ladder after coming from 10-nil

down to beat the Titans 24-ten.

Spinally Joaquin Rodriguez has held

tough challenge of Alberto Contador

to claim the 123th stage of the

Tour de France. Contador has cut

Andy Schlek's overall lead to 31

seconds. There is a lot of drama

before the Cats game last night.

One of the Geelong doctors had a

heart attack while the players were

warming up. We believe he is in a

stable condition in hospital this

morning in Adelaide.

That is good news. Thank you very

much. Time now for weather now. It

is James foe bin this morning. What

on earth are you doing? I know what

you are doing. Yes, Weekend Sunrise

weather has finally made it into

alpine country. Unfortunately this

morning all I had to do was get out

of bed and roll down the hill at

Bondi Beach. Can you believe it.

One of Australia's most famous

beaches is home to an alpine ice

skating rink. That is a pretty good

snow angel if I don't say so myself.

I am proud of that this morning. I

will explain all in a minute but

first let's have a look around the

country for the first time at the weather.

Set up at Bondi Beach until the

25th of this month is this rink. It

is alpine country on the beach. We

have professional ice skaters here

but anyone can come down. It is

open from 10am in the morning, 8am

on weekends and have a go. You can

get hot chocolate and those sorts

of things over there. You have a

magnificent view of one of

Australia's most famous beaches and

you can risk breaking your arm or

your leg here on theise. It is all

powered -- the ice. It is all

powered by so I. I will get the

organisers down to explain how that

works. There is bars that run up

and down refriing rating theise

that are powered by so I. Stick

around to find out more about that.

Always best to ski non dairy in

case you have a reaction to that.

If you are lactose intolerant it is

perfect. A lot of people are

waiting to here your wealther this

morning but Julia Gillard is

interested to see what it is like

in Canberra as we take a live shot

of her home in Melbourne preparing

for a journey. 13 and sunny if you

are still watching Prime Minister.

We said we will be all over it this

morning and we certainly are. We

had to have a reporter right

outside her Altona home. His name

is Nick McCallum and he joins us

now. Good morning. We are seeing

exactly what you are seeing. Looks

like some movement, the boot is up,

what is going on? The Prime

Minister, I can report to you, the

lights started going on in her

house about 5.30 this morning.

Which were told she would be

leaving for the airport around

about 7 o'clock. In movement as yet.

As you can see her personal car is

there in the driveway. Off to the

left is also security detail. We

have around 10 members of the media

here, journalists and cameramen and

a couple of members of the

Australian Federal Police have been

out the front all night. The Prime

Minister, of course, arrived home

here around 7.30 last night and

spent most of the day yet in as the

mania. She flu into Melbourne --

flew into Melbourne late afternoon

yesterday and did a walk through

streets of Werribee, the heart

beyond of her home electorate and

arrived home for what we believe

was a home cooked dinner, probably

the last home cooked dinner she

will have for a long time. We are

all talking about her movements

today what is your understanding of

how today will unfold? As I

understand it, she will be leaving

here, going to the Melbourne

Airport and as you said earlier,

that would put her in Canberra,

back in her office between 9.30 and

10 and then as we understand it

from then she will go to Yarralumla

and meet with the Governor-General

and an historic meeting, the first

time in Australia a female Prime

Minister has met with a female

Governor-General to actually

declare an election. Then she will

hold a media conference and then as

we understand it we will go on to

Brisbane to begin the campaign

proper and of course Tony Abbott

himself, the Opposition Leader, is

already in Brisbane. He will be

addressing the conference of the

Liberal National Party there and

will kick things off for the

opposition also in Brisbane today.

It is an indication of just how key

Queensland will be to this election.

We will leave it there. If she

comes out the front door you are

our man. We will be crossing

straight back to you. We will be

back with more of Weekend Sunrise

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Prime Minister Julia Gillard coming

out of her Altona on the way to

Canberra, the long rad to Canberra

this morning. Nick McCallum jut

side the house. We'll talk to Nick

in a second. A bit f a smail and a

wave to the Canberra. Fair brigade

was called in the middle of the

night far a faulty smek alarm. Nick

she looks childreny and you got a

wave that is all a be news. But she

gave us about sow lautly nothing. I

did scream at her are you going to

see the governor general and all I

got was a smail and a little bit of a wave.

There have been a number of

neighbours who have walked past on

their early morning walks been

quite bemused by what is going on.

As I mentioned before probably

about half an hour from the airport

to here then off to Canberra and

she will be in Canberra by about

9.30. This is a very big day for

Altona. It really puts it on the

map. It certainly does. As you well

know, it is a very working-class

suburb. It has a working class

roots and her walk down the main

street of Werribee yesterday, which

is the adjoining suburb, the real

heart of her electorate of Lalor,

the way she was received it really

was a hero returning home.

Obviously she is a very polarising

character right throughout

Australia but here they are very

proud of her, proud of the fact

that she has made history and proud

of the fact that she is a very

stern, strict and hard working

local member, which to them is the

most important thing. You have

yelled some important questions at

some important people over the

years, did you expect an answer

from her this morning when you

called out the election question?

Larry, I have been ignored by the

best of them. You well know that.

Of course we didn't expect her to

say anything or confirm anything.

These reports have been coming

thick and fast since, what, about

two or three o'clock yesterday

afternoon that today was going to

be the day. I think there is no

doubt it will be the day but, of

course, she has to honour the

protocol. You mentioned before as

well there was a little bit of a

funny incident here. We are told

about quarter past 7 last night the

smoke alarm, the smoke detector

went off in her house. The Prime

Minister had not arrived home as

yet. Apparently her partner was

cooking dinner and that was the

source of the minor alarm. The

Australian Federal Police went and

checked it out, as did the fire

brick did and everything was fine.

We will talk to you soon. We will

leave you there. Obviously Julia

Gillard is on her way to the

airport and then on to Canberra. So

we would like to bring in mark

Riley if he can hear us. You are

outside Government House. She is

leaving now, what time would you be

expecting her to be there? Will she

go straight there or to parliament

house first. She has two options,

essentially if she comes straight

here to government house from the

Raaf base at Fairburn, it is a

derivative of about 15 minutes -

the traditional route is to go to

her office at Parliament House

first then then take that

ceremonial and historic drive from

Capitol Hill about five minutes to

Government House behind me to see

the Governor-General. It normally

takes about half an hour. The Prime

Minister, quaint little tradition

guess to the side entrance, the

tradesman's entrance rather than

the front entrance calls upon the

Governor-General, has a bit of a

chat, a cup of tea, asked for the

House of Representatives to be

disinvolved, talks about the timing

of the issuing of the writs that

set off the procedures for the

election and then takes the drive

back to Parliament House. She

normally goes into her office for

about - it is normally his office

but for the first time it will be

her office today, for some time to

talk to advisers and then to get

the messages straight for a press

conference that normally comes

around lunchtime. Of course she is

flying out to Fromelles today. She

delayed the trip so the Prime

Minister could drop in for a cuppa.

She leaves at about 12 o'clock. I

suspect we will see the Prime

Minister around 10 o'clock. We are

on air for the entire time this

morning or into this afternoon. I

know you guys in Canberra have

applied all your metrics to this

and tried to work out the date. Is

it 21 August or is it 28 August?

What is the research telling us? I

find myself in a firly common

position today running against a

tide of the Canberra press galry.

Everybody seeps to be suggesting

August 28. My sense is that it will

be August 21. I don't think that

the Labor strategists will want to

run a long campaign - a six-week

campaign. These are tiring things

election campaigns, very hard on

candidates, particularly first-time

candidates and we have two now.

There are dualing considerations

for the strategists. If they think

their candidate will do better over

a longer time perhaps you take a

longer period but the Conservative

thing to do is to be shorter, a

five-week campaign which would mean

an August 21 polling date. There is

no real reason to go longer to

August 28. There is a bit of a non

second tur in the papers this

morning about people being able to

sign up on the electoral roles,

they will have plenty of time to do

that this week. People have some

days after the issue of the writs

to do that. That is not really a

consideration. I suspect it will be

August 21. That would certainly be

the conservative and I think the

better political option for the

government. We will leave you there

at government house and now go to

our political reporter Alex Hart at

Parliament House. Good morning to

you. Can you tell us and give us a

little bit of brief about what Tony

Abbott is up to today? I believe he

is in Brisbane? He is. He is

addressing the Liberal National

Party stayed conference today in

Brisbane. If there is any doubt the

campaign hadn't already begun it

has been dispelled. He is making a

very important address, trying to

diffuse one of the key Labor attack

issues against him and that is of

course whether or not he'll bring

back Work Choices. Today he is

going to outline a commitment to

have a three year moratorium on

Labor's fair work act saying he

won't change it in his first term.

This is a very important issue for

him to get off the agenda early.

The unions have gone out and

attacked him over this. They had

adds saying that Tony Abbott said

only the phrase Work Choices was

dead. Today in his speech he will

say that he has not only buryed the

body of Work Choices he has also

cremated it. He will hold a press

conference before that speech in

around about 9.15 in Brisbane and

that is where he will outline a bit

more of his attack against Labor

linking Julia Gillard to the

education revolution and some of

the cost blowouts there and

attacking the government over a

number of bungled programs, in

particular home insulation and also

reprice his attack on the asylum

seeker issue and the mining tax

that is biting still in that

crucial state of Queensland. A very

interesting day ahead for everyone

involved. We will be checking back

with you very shortly. To the

world's relief BP has finally

stopped the flow of oil gushing

into the gulf of Mexico. After 88

days and up to 700 million litres a

new cap has been placed on the

fractured well head but is it

enough. Live from Louisiana where

the latest is NBC reporter Jay Gray.

How on earth did they thurn this

oil off? It has proved very

difficult to do but they have

finally done it. Good morning. They

have done it but for how long. That

is for how long is the big question

right now. The cap continues to go

through testing and soipblt halfway

through the process just now. A it

will update in the last hour

suggests maybe the pressure has not

been rising as quickly as they

hoped it would. They will continue

to test this cap and make sure that

it is going to withstand this

pressure but more importantly, that

the well bore below the sea's floor

does not have any leaks there. That

is what they are most concerned

about. If it does work they will

keep the cents closed in types of

inclement weather but in other

times they will open it up and

route all the oil to the surface

and waiting containment ships.

Either way they expect after the

weekend to have full control of the

spill that. Is something they

haven't seen here for almost three

months. So it is good news all the

way around. That is good news.

Thanks for the update. I appreciate

your time. Next - news, sport and

weather today. You are watching

Weekend Sunrise on the Seven

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That is Prime Minister Julia

Gillard leaving her home about 7.15

this morning, about 15 minutes ago,

dressed all in white looking like

she has a very important job to do

today. Of course we believe she is

going straight to the airport, she

is on her way and will probably be

there in about 15 minutes and then

she will be flying to Canberra

presumably to visit to governor

general. We will cross back live to

Nick McCallum who will talk to her

devoted neighbours, the people who

will be watering the plants. As you

have seen the Prime Minister has

left her Melbourne home this

morning ready to fly to Canberra.

Miss Gillard is expected to travel

to Government House and announce

the date for the federal election.

Her night at home wasn't without

drama. The fire brigade was called

after a smoke alarm went off. It

was quickly deemed to be a false

alarm. She completed a Olympic of

the country yesterday with a visit

to as the mania. It will be --

there will be a very clear choice

about whether Australia moves

forward or back. An August 21 or 28

election date is likely. Opposition

Leader Tony Abbott is on the ground

in gld this weekend which will be a

key election battleground. He is

facing his own dramas there with

the release of a phone message

pledging support for colleague

Michael John son. He was later

sacked over allegations he used his

office to conduct business with

China. There was a dispute between

Michael and the LMP and it is a

dispute for them to resolve.

Health minister Nicola Roxon says

she wants Mr Abbott to explain what

he meant when he offered to fix

legal issues. At least 30 people

have been killed in a hotel fire in

northern Iraq with foreign affairs

trying to find out if any

Australians are among the

casualties. Authorities say 14

foreigners died in the blaze.

Doesens more were injured in the

fire which raged for 7 hours. It is

believed to have started from an

electrical fault and was not terrorist-related.

Australian embassy staff in

Indonesia will gather today to

remember the Australians killed in

last year's Jakarta hotel terrorist

attacks. Today marks one year since

the twin suicide bombings claimed 7

lives, including three Australians.

Another 50 people were injured in

the blasts inside the Ritz-Carlton

and Marriott hotels. US President

Barack Obama has given a cautious

welcome to news BP has stopped the

flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico

but says it is still early days.

Crude has stopped gushing into the

ocean for the first time since the

rig explosion in April. One of the

problems with having this camera

down there is that when the oil

stops gushing everybody feels like

we're done and we are not. A

permanent solution to the spill is

not expected for another month.

Actor George Clooney certainly

knows how to wow a crowd. Whether

he is on the red carpet or the

witness stand he is surrounded by a

media scrum as he arrived in court

in Milan. He testified against

three men who are accused of using

his name for a fashion label. Even

the judge commented that the event

seemed more like a Hollywood film

set than a legal trial.

Looking good as ever. Marcus North

and Steve Smith have bowled

Australia to a 150-run win at over

Pakistan at Lord's overnight. North

moved in for the kill and caused a

batting collapse. Fellow spinner

and debutante Steve Smith chipped

in with three wickets by North

finished with figures of 6 for 55.

South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen

holds a five stroke lead at the

halfway point of the British Open

after a second round 67 helped him

jump to 12 under for the tournament.

Mark Calcavecchia is the next best

at 7 under, also a 67 in round two

to go with his opening 70 while

Tiger finished with a birdy to

remain in the mix at four under par.

Adam Scott the best of us at 2

under. The Broncos have moved into

fourth on the NRL ladder after a

come from behind win over the

titans at Skilled Park last night.

Brisbane wracked up 24 unanswered

points to seal a 14-point win.

At ANZ stadium Mark Gasnier showed

his value to the Dragons as he

scored the match winner to break

the Rabbitohs hearts to clinch a

win for the Dragons. In AFL the

Adelaide Crows have given

premiership favourites Geelong a

MsIve reality check with a win at

AAMI Stadium last night. It keep

keeps the Crows faint final hopes

alive and could see the Cats slip

from the the of the ladder today.

It was cold enough this morning let

alone being on the ice at Bondi.

Julia Gillard is not going to walk

into a frosty reception in Canberra.

Fine and 13 in Canberra but it

certainly is very frosty in Bondi

Beach. Can you believe an ice rink

on Bondi Beach? It is just

phenomenal. The two guys that have

brought the event to Bondi are

standing by and I will chat to them

in a moment. First let's whip

around the country for in a moment. First let's whip

around the country for the weather.

A high is keeping much of the

eastern interior clear with a

frosty morning in inland areas

across the south-east. A front end

trough will spread a showery change

across southern WA. In the capital,

Brisbane, fine and 21, expect a Showers tomorrow.

Showers tomorrow. Sorry about that,

that is the weather around the

country. I feel like a fraud. Look

at the outfit I have worn today,

the modern alpine I would say.

Fantastic get up. So it is an

alpine escape here in winter in

Bondi. Where did this idea come.

From It was a crazy idea we had

when visiting our relatives become

in I haveen that. We thought it is

such a nice atmosphere, the ice

skating, all the stands around so

we need to try something like this

in Sydney as well. You were telling

me before that it doesn't matter

how hot the day get thts will stay

icy, how do you do it? It is a

special cooling refrigeration

system with aluminium pipes and...

Powered by so I. Powered by 100%

pure diesel. You can actually drink

the fuel that is powering this ice

rink? That's direct. The entire

have. We have a very small

ecological footprint. There is no

renewable energy used We could fry

the it? Sells with the so I. If we

have going to drink anything it

will be blue vine or hot choc rate.

-- chocolate. This is the same one

from St Marys and you are

travelling from here to...

Melbourne kicking off on 3 August.

We will settle into a lovely blue

vine or is it a bit early. But Bec

will take your so I trap pacheen me

when you are ready. Let's go back

to Nick McCallum who is outside the

Prime Minister's Melbourne home. We

saw about, what, 20 minutes ago she

is on her way to the airport, she

did leave her house. It has been a

busy morning for her neighbours. It

certainly is. Just imagine, Bec,

that if you have lived in a nice,

quiet suburban street for 47 years

your greatest excitement was

lunchtime at the school across the

road and then all of a sudden three

weeks ago your neighbour becomes

Prime Minister, that is the fact

with Eric and joy Vincent out here

in the cold with us. You could not

help yourself, you came out and had

a sticky beak this morning? Yes, at

5. 15 Why's that? I like to know

what's going on. What sort of

neighbour is the Prime Minister?

Very quiet. Very private. You can

tell us, just between the two of us,

you had a phone conversation

recently, didn't you? Yes, when the

Prime Minister rang me to tell me

she was coming home. What did she

say? I couldn't believe it was the

Prime Minister and I did ask, "Are

you really Julia Gillard?" And she

say said, "Yes, I am" so I said,

"Congratulations j' from both of us.

Have you had much of a chance to

have a catch up since she became

Prime Minister? No, she is too busy.

You have had a few visits from Tim

Mathieson, her part nerks over the

years. He has called over a couple

of times. What for? On one occasion

to borrow a can opener and on the

second occasion to borrow a blender

to make some soup. I have to ask

you this question, are you going

vote for her? Yes, certainly. Joy?

I'll do what he says. They are a

little old fashioned here in Altona,

back to you guys. We have come a

long bay, haven't we? We need to

know if he gave the blender back.

We do. I need to know if I am

watching Kath and Kim this morning.

This whole thing is extraordinary,

this is great. I love it. It is so

unusual for a Prime Minister to be

living in a suburb like Al tone

that. Obviously they are usually at

the lodge. Tim sets off the fire

alarm burning the bake beans. July

lie ya probably said, "Tonight can

we keep things calm. I have a very

important day. I want to get to bed

early. I need my rest and need to

look good tomorrow." The seven

network were is trying to contact

Joy. They want her to do her own

midday talk show. I'm not going to

say today, "I'm going to do what

he's doing." Good neighbours to

have. They have to collect the mail

and water the garden. They have all

the good stuff. We will keep right

across the PM's movements all

morning although I am not entirely

sure we can top that right there.

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Well comeback. The Storm is vowing

to stay strong in the face of the

damning salary cap investigation.

The northerly team exceeded the cap

by more than $3 million in the past

five years. There have been rumours

team members were going boycott and

stop playing. With more our Seven

Sports reporter Leith mull I will

Guantanamo joins us from Melbourne.

The Storm face another game tonight

without premiership points, how are

their spirits? What are we hearing

in They are not doing too badly. It

would be tough to play in a side

stripped of their two premierships

and, of course, the chance not to

add another one to that this year.

They have been going OK, nine wins

and seven losses and they take on

the Auckland warriors this

afternoon. We saw yesterday that

the - they put on a bit of a comedy

act at training for the shopper

camera of course and Cameron Smith,

the captain, before flying out to

New Zealand said it is tough to

enjoy themselves and they are

trying to do just that. They were

not sure if they were doing it for

themselvers to guy in the chopper

but they are having a laugh and

wanted to do their best despite the

tough times they are going through.

There were rumours going around

yesterday that there were plans to

boycott this game tonight but that

is not happening? No. I don't know

where that started from but it was

on 3AW early yesterday morning and

a couple of quick phone calls and

it was found to be they were going

training yesterday morning with

aerial pictures and off to New

Zealand at the airport yesterday

and there was no stopping them.

Cameron Smith quickly disspising

those rumours saying they will my

out the rest of the season. They

want to do so for the fans who have

stuck by them through thick and

thin. It is very thin times for

them at present. Now NRL chief

executive David Gallop says the

directors need to let the club move

on. What has happened there? They

are trying to. It is just going

backwards and forwards between the

NRL, the news limited of course

owners of the Storm and the four

former directors who have been

sacked. They have been complaining

all the time that they haven't had

an independent inquiry, which is

what they hanted. The NRL held us

own inquiry, the storm had its own

inquiry and the latest one came

from Deloitte and the News Limited,

the owners of the Storm. The former

directors, now they have gone, are

still wanting or still wanted that

independent inquiry. They are not

going to get that because there has

been three inquiries held and they

have all pretty much found the same

thing that there was rorting going

on to various levels. They will not

get that inquiry and the NRL -

David Gallop only yesterday said it

was fanciful they would get that.

The next step will be with the

Deloitte report finding its way

into the hands of Victoria Police

and the Tax Office so stay tuned

for the next events unfolding on

the Storm salary scandal. It

continues and obviously we will be

seeing what will happen with the

club as a whole, I suppose, in the

next year. Absolutely. Pushed off

the front page today by Julia

Gillard but never far from the

headlines this one. It is a very

busy day today. This morning the PM

is expected to call an August

election. We will be live every

step of the way. We are staying on air until that happens.

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Julia Gillard tricking us all by

coming out the back door on her way

to Canberra today where interesting

enough we have been told she will

be taking the tradesman's entrance

as part of a quirky tradition on

her way to see the Governor-General

today on a huge day. She left the

home the in Altona today at 7.15

and believe she is on the flight

out of Melbourne at about 8.10. She

will arrive in Canberra about 8.45.

She will be to Parliament House

then and going to visit to

Governor-General. We have another

porn topic to talk about. If you

are hoping to get a birthday card

from the Queen you will have to

live to the ripe old age of 100. So

what is the key to becoming a

centenarian. Can you stay young

forever and forever? Ginni Mansberg

joins us now with vital blues. What

are the top five tips to living to

100 years old? The first one is to

pick your parents properly because

a lot of it is in your genes but if

you can't do that... That is the

end of this segment. Then it is all

about what you do by eating the

right things and drinking the right

things and managing your stress and

doing lots of exercise. So you talk

about picking your parents, which

you obviously can't, do but how big

a role does genes play in living to

100? Pretty big. There was a recent

study out of the United States that

of all the people that lived to 17

5% have a certain number of genetic

patterns but 25% don't. Even the

ones that do have if patterns onto

10 President of them will become

100. It is not all about genes but

it certainly helps. We talk to you

all the time on the Morning Show

about trends seem to change, one

week coffee is good and the next it

is bad. What are the porn things to

drink and get to 100. This is the

definitive list. We put the full

shop after this one. No surprises

here - fish. This has been based on

a lot of studys where they have

looked backwards at people,

particularly in Japan that, that

seem to live locker than us. The

more fish they eat the longer they

live. The other one is over to the

Mediterranean train ian, they eat a

lot of olive oil. It seems it has

some magic stuff in it as well. If

we are talking about drinks we are

talking about non alcoholic ones?

Not Ness airly because red wine is

full of poly phenols that a plant

based. They are in the skin of the

grape. Drinking one a day is better

than drinking none a day but once

you eat heaps your health goes pear

shapes. You can still have some fun.

As long as you move to the

Mediterranean and have one glass of

wine a day. This morning history is

expected to be made. Our first

female PM will meet our first

female Governor-General to call our

election. Our coverage begins in

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The Weekend Sunrise so biz report.

Tomm Taylor is our man in Hollywood.

Good morning to you. This dentist

who treated Oksana Grigorieva after

her fight with Mel Gibson could

actually set back her case. What

has he said? Well, apparently

according to information in the

reports that he has kept detail

reports for the patient who visited

him in early January, she said that

-- January, she said two smacks to

the face and lost a tooth and

chipped another tooth. What

happened was she lost a veneer and

damaged another veneer. So the

photographic evidence reported damaged another veneer. So the photographic evidence reported here

Does not look like there was an

injury to the mouth. So this could

be self inflicted which goes

against the complains she presented

to invest guyers to. She has a

series of emails to Mel Gibson

asking for $10 million in order not

to release tapes. She could be in a

whole mess of trouble. to release tapes. She could be in a whole mess of trouble. Tiger Woods'

mistress is set to believe on

Donald Trump's 'The Celebrity

Apprentice'. TV resolves around

cheap people. It does not mean she

will be on the show because NBCs

that final decision on which

contestants will be competing for

celebrity apprentice. I have not

heard of this guy for a while, John

Stamos has won a case against a

couple who are trying to ex tort

$770,000 from him. You know, two

people from Michigan have been

found guilty for a series of crimes.

They asked for money in emails and

the FBI got involved and they will

go to prison for nine years because

full House ran for eight years.

Maybe while they are locked up the

penal system can force them to

watch full House. It looks like he

is totally innocent of the crimes

he was being accused of through

these scandalous emails. He is now

rests and wants to get back to work.

Watching everyone of those episodes

would be too much punishment for

any man or woman. Thank you. You

are watching a very special edition

of Weekend Sunrise the PM expected

to call an election this morning.

She sheas left her Melbourne home.

She is expected to take off any

moment from Melbourne Airport, her

destination is Canberra. We have

cameras everywhere this morning, at

the airport, at parliament house

and at Government House. The Seven

chopper is in the skies over

Canberra so don't worry you won't

miss a thing. We have every angle

covered and we are staying on air

live for every development this

morning. So, first of all, let's

get an update on the situation from

the Seven newsroom.

Prime Minister Gillard is on the

move this morning with widespread

speculation a federal election will

be called today. Voters are tipped

to head to the polls in ate August.

With a smile and a wave Prime

Minister Julia Gillard left her

Melbourne home this morning tipped

to be on her way to Canberra. She

spent weeks hosing down questions

of just when an election will be

called. I'm not engaging in

election speculation. Last night in

Melbourne it was firefighters about

to hose Ms Gillard's house down

after a smoke alarm was set off. It

was a false alarm. There is nothing

false about today though. The Prime

Minister is widely expected to meet

with Governor-General Quentin Bryce

in just a few hours. Expectations

are centring on an August 21 or 28

poll date. There will be a very

clear choice about whether

Australia moves forward or back. In

the lead up to the polls she will

be hoping her election campaign is

smooth sailing with her pitch not

to be centred around the asylum

seeker issue but on the federal

government's economic record,

education and health. She spent the

last two-and-a-half weeks try --

trying to clean up messes of her

own creation. Mr Abbott was trying

to win over support in Queensland

and Ms Gillard made a whistlestop

visit to Tasmania yesterday meaning

she has now visited all the states

since becoming prime minister last

month. Her focus now to be voted in

by the Australian people.

Foreign affairs is working to find

out if any Australians have been

killed or injured in a hotel fire

in Iraq. The place swept through

the hotel in the northern city of

Sulaimaniyah killing at least 30

people. Authorities say 14

foreigners are among the dead.

Dozens more were injured in the

fire which is thought to have

started from an electrical fault.

A Sydney teenager is recovering in

hospital after a stabbing aing the

at a park in the city's north-west

overnight. The 17-year-old was

drinking with friends in a reserve

when he was confronted by three men.

Police say the group started

fighting with the teen punched,

kicked and slashed across the arm.

Police are searching for the

alleged attackers. Sydney police

continue to hunt a man after a

mother was viciously attacked in

her northern beaches home. She was

putting her one and three-year-old

daughters to bed on nurse when she

was grabbed from behind. She was

punched, tied up and slashed with a

screwdriver. The intruder then

tried to tie her hands together and

put a being over her head. The

attacker is aged between 18 and 20

and of Middle Eastern or Pacific

Islander appearance. Anyone with

information should contact

CrimeStoppers. One of Britain's

most notorious serial killers, the

Yorkshire Ripper, will spend the

rest of his life behind bars. He

was convicted in 1981 of murdering

13 women and attempting to murder 7

others in Northern England. He

received 20 life sentences. The now

64-year-old tried to have a minimum

term set but it has been rejected

by the High Court.

Apple CEO, are Steve Jobs has made

an extraordinary admission

declaring the company isn't perfect

following growing complaibts about

the latest iPhone. Users say

holding the phone with a bare hand

can muffle the wireless siing that.

It has been dubbed the death grip.

We want to give everybody a free

case. EveryiPhone user will get a

free case. The iPhone 4 will hit

Australia at the end of the month.

A photo of Mel Gibson's ex, Oksana

Grigorieva, has been released which

she claims was taken hours after

the actor allegedly hit her in the

mouth while holding their young

daughter. The photo was posted

online and appears to show damage

done to Grigorieva's front teeth.

It forms part of the police

investigation into domestic

violence allegations. The photo is

also reportedly included in her

custody battle over their young

daughter. Time for sport now.

Good morning. Australia has beaten

Pakistan by 150 runs in the first

test at Lord's with part-time

spinner Marcus North an unlikely

hero with the ball. Pakistan was

chasing an improbable 440 for

victory on day four. They started

well through sal mun but ands a sar

Ali by Ben Hilfenhaus removed Ali.

North's first ball produced Butt's

wicket. Great work from Tim Paine.

That dismissal park marked the

beginning of Pakistan's demise with

North picking up 6 for 55 in his

first test Steve Smith chipped in

with three wickets to seal a comfy

win for the Aussies. South Africas

Louis Oosthuizen has shot a five

under 67 to take the lead in

Shocking conditions at the British

Open. Mark Calcavecchia is five

shots become at 7 under one in

front of the English pair.

Overnight lead errorry McIlroy had

a miserable day Shooting an 80

while Oosthuizen fired in seven

birdies to move to 12 under for the

tournament. Tiger is still hanging

in there and has finished at minus

four. Adam Scott is our best at two

under par. In AFL Adelaide has

produced one of the upsets of the

season to beat Geelong by 11 points

at AAMI Stadium last night. The

defending premiers were hoping to

consolidate top spot on the ladder

and led by 6 points at the half but

the resurgent Crows kicked four

goals in the third quarter to take

and 11-point lead into the last

term. Adelaide kicked another three

in the last quarter to post a

fourth straight win and keep their

slim finals hopes alive.

In NRL Mark Gasnier scored the

winning try as the Rabbitohs found

another way to lose a close game

going down by three points to the

Dragons last night. John Sutton

helped the bunny rrs to an eight-

point lead in the second half

before Gasnier dished up a try to

Jason Nightingale. A field goal

gave the Rabbitohs a one-point lead

but zous could not finish it and

Gasnier marked his rush to rugby

league in style. At Skilled Park in

Queensland the Broncos moved into

fourth on the ladder after coming

from 10-nil down to roll the Titans

24-10. Finally Spain's Joaquin

Rodriguez has held off the

challenge of Alberto Contador to

take the 12th stage of the Tour de

France. Contador is looming. He has

cut Andy Schlek's overall lead to

31 seconds. Our man on the inside

at Geelong has said this morning -

confirmed that Dr Jeff Allan that

had a heart attack in the pre game

warm up in Adelaide last night, one

of the Geelong doctors, is doing OK

and is in a stable condition.

Weather time now, nothing to do

with global warming but it has been

snowing at Bondi Beach with James

Tobin is. I am dressed for full

alpine conditions for two reasons,

one is because it is only about 7.5

degrees in Bondi this morning and

the other is the Bondi berg station.

They have set up a proper ice rink

in Bondi as part of the Bondi

winter festival on until 25 July.

Today for the first time Bondi

icebergs has a little bit of

competition. If that is not your

speed and you have not ice skated

since you were 10 years old. This might be more your style, leases ski hut, you can sit down and have the whole ski feel, a beer great. We will check back in half an hour. The Prime Minister is taking off from Melbourne right about now. Her destination, Dan bra, to send Australians to the polls in late August. For more we are joined by Seven's chief political reporter, mark Riley, who is at Government House, Alex Hart is inside Government House. We are tracking this closely, when when is the PM expected to land? I just have a

copy of Julia Gillard's flight plan

that has been logged today, don't

acme how I got it someone may need

to be shot for national security

reasons but she is due to take off

at 8.10, which is right about now,

landing in can be at 8.44 precisely,

pulling up at the git at the RAAF

base there at Fairburn at 8.46 so

she will be in the car by about 8.47-and-a-half,

8.47-and-a-half, maybe 8.48 if she

shakes a few hands, which puts her

on track to be at Parliament House

by 9 o'clock if he drops in there

on her way to Yarralumla. She will

go to Parliament House first and

gather her thoughts and have a chat

to a kum of advisers before she

comes over in the prime ministerial

car here to Yarralumla sometime

between 9 and 10 to

between 9 and 10 to drop in on the

governor General and call the

election. What happens when she

gets to Government House take us

through the process? What normally

happens is that the Prime Minister

pulls -- pulls up at the side

entrance to government house, not

the front door, the ceremonial

entrance, and is greeted there by

either the GG or staff, taken

inside, into one of the offices.

The governor General has

The governor General has an office

off the main ceremonial reception

room at government house and the

side and they have a bit of a chat,

a cup of tea, maybe an iced vovo -

I'm being flippant now - and they

discuss theish use of the writs,

the formal procedure for the

dissolution of the House of

Representatives that needs to occur

to call an election. The writs need to

to be issued within ten days. It

can be done on Monday. The

government sets the timetable then

for the election. What I expect is

that Julia Gillard will let the

governor General know she wants the

election on August 21 I'm being

told and that she will then hit the

road to Brisbane tonight but the

real campaigning won't begin for a

couple of days. It is normally

couple of days. It is normally a

fairly slow start and things pick

up around the mid-toll the end of

the first week. This is so

extraordinary for so many reasons.

Obviously she was only at

Government House on 24 June, some

20 days ago, to be sworn in as

prime minister, she is going back

there today such a short time after

that. Obviously our first female

Prime Minister meeting this morning with our

with our first governor general.

Take us through the enormity of

this moment really in Australian

history. I think you put it very

well. The first female prime

minister meeting the first female

governor general, to call an

election, is quite a striking

moment in Australian political

history. It is not quite up there

with the first black man in the

White House but it is pretty close. We have beaten

We have beaten America to having a

female leader or representative of

the head of state. It is an

extraordinary moment. Also the fact,

as you pointed out, that Julia

Gillard is calling the election so

soon after taking the prime

ministership is interesting to

political dweeps -- correction

dweebs like myself. The idea is she can cash

can cash in on the honeymoon period.

She will be the first Prime

Minister since Bob Hawke to do that.

There -- this is the first election

in August since 1943 when the

Curtain chifly government went to

the polls and won -- Chifley went

to the polls and won in a landslide.

That was a war election and a

different scenario. The theory behind

behind el