Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
Disclaimer: The Parliamentary Library does not warrant the accuracy of closed captions. These are derived automatically from the broadcaster's signal.
Sunrise -

View in ParlView

(generated from captions) for the 11 lives lost A night-time vigil deadliest fires. in one of Australia's A community grieves. A nation mourns. faces more questions. Labor's sex-scandal MP reveals her stunning weight loss. Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher, # Reach out and # Reach out and # Reach out and touch somebody # on Thursday, 25 August, 2011. Noiseworks live, this is Sunrise on Seven. Right across Australia, here's Kochie and Mel. Now, live from Brekky Central, Hello, and welcome. Noiseworks are back. here at Sunrise They're one of our favourite bands It's been quite a week for old-school music, really. So they are in to perform live. Old-school music? It has been a great week for rock royalty here on Sunrise. Don't get me wrong. Old school is not negative. It is a good thing, I am just saying, legends, lining up, one after the other. Exactly. Also coming up this morning, removing toys from its meals. the fast-food giant launching its own fashion line. And the supermarket and the news of this Thursday. So we'll get under way with Nat Hundreds of mourners have gathered of a Brisbane home outside the charred ruins where 11 people lost their lives deadliest house fires. in one of the country's rallied together Family, friends and neighbours for a night-time vigil, reciting prayers and singing hymns. and eight children, The massive blaze killed three women the youngest only three years old. (all sing) to be here with the families, That's why we come here to, to support each other. to support them to the house today Fire investigators will return the cause of the fire. as they try to determine Australia is set to lead the world plain cigarette packaging as the first country to introduce by Parliament overnight. after two bills were passed From July 1 next year, to be sold all tobacco products will have in the olive-brown coloured packs. will turn smokers off It's hoped the unappealing packaging and reduce smoking rates below 10%. to the Senate. Both bills will now go Embattled Labor MP Craig Thomson to make a statement to Parliament is under increased pressure about his union days suspected misuse of union money after an independent probe uncovered under his leadership. of union funds. There's been a misappropriation unauthorised use of credit cards, We believe there's been that is not normal union expenditure unauthorised expenditure and we want answers to that. has agreed The Health Services Union about Mr Thomson's credit card to hand over records to pay for prostitutes following claims he used it and withdrew more than $100,000. will return to Mount Feathertop A search-and-rescue squad in Victoria's north-east today to examine the scene of a cross-country skier. following the death after he went over a 700m drop. The 57-year-old died south-east side of the mountain His body was located on the and was recovered last night. for the coroner. A report is being prepared first ever Brownlow medal Australian football's in Melbourne overnight. has gone under the hammer to Geelong's Edward Greeves The medal was awarded in 1924 the anticipated price and while it didn't reach it still went for an impressive sum. and final time at 170... For the third ..sold at $170,000. as much as $250,000. The medal was expected to go for Ricky's girl. Just ahead on Sunrise - Meet Ricky Nixon's new love. Might talk to him on the phone about that one. But first here is Kochie. He would be looking forward to that, Nat, renew your acquaintance. Nat, renew your acquaintance. He would be looking forward to that, Dow Jones index is settling down to Nat, renew your acquaintance. The be up 144 points. A pretty good night on the US market. The third consecutive dayf gains. You got to be happy with that. The European markets were also stronger as well. To our region yesterday, we defyed the good lead from Wall Street. And also a raft of better-than-expected corporate profits. An avalanche of corporate profit this week. To the commodities, look at the gold price. A maspive plunge, the biggest in the gold price since 2008. $ in the gold price since 2008. $1754 A maspive plunge, the biggest plunge US an ounce. Oil is $ US an ounce. Oil is $84 US a barrel. Recent construction data shows of engineering activity. solid growth building is going backwards. but commercial and residential Morning. Craig James is at CommSec. Craig, why is this happening? Well, Kochie, the answer to every economic question is China. Ultimately, it gets back to that. 2is -- it is why BPH Billiton recorded a $ recorded a $22 billion profit and construction is going gang busters because China is demanding the coal and iron ore. You got to build the roads and bridges to go to the mine sites. So construction was up in the order of 6. order of 6.5%. But in other parts of order of 6.5%

Australia people aren't so certain. They are more cautious. We are not building offices and retail and cautious about residential. It shows building offices and retail and more the two 2-speed economy. There is some good news. Light at the end of the tunnel in terms of residential activity. In terms of approvals out there but not yet commenced. We have seen a surge of 12% in the latest quarter. So that is the flow on of activity. Guess what? Most are apartments not houses. It shows Australia's love affair with a free-standing house is ending and we are movering to things like units and aapartments. We just need you guys to develop, approve the development finance. Is Open for business. To some. Thank you, Craig. He is good, isn't he? The Western Bulldogs some of their best emerging talent have locked away but it's looking increasingly likely Greater Western Sydney. that Callan Ward will join of the eight youngsters Ward wasn't one to the Bulldogs yesterday. who pledged their future and Jason Tutt Mitch Wallis, Tom Liberatore contract extensions. were among those to sign Veterans Ben Hudson and Mitch Hahn Barry Hall in hanging up the boots have confirmed they'll join at the end of the year. South Sydney's Queensland Connection is ready to wreak havoc on home soil in Sunday's crunch game against the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium. Greg Inglis is ready to return after overcoming a bout of concussion and Dave Taylor is a certain starter despite a nagging hip injury. Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy has paid the Rabbitohs the ultimate compliment, declaring they're capable of winning the NRL premiership. Another massive recruiting coup for the A-League will be confirmed today with Sydney FC to unveil Socceroo Brett Emerton as its marquee player. The 32-year-old will switch from the Premier League to the A-League after playing his final match for Blackburn against Tim Cahill's Everton this weekend. The A-League is now set to bring forward the date of its season opener to ensure Emerton can go head-to-head with star Melbourne Victory recruit Harry Kewell. That's a a big move. Brett Emerton the first player to move from Premier League to the A-League in Australia and I wonder in years if the first player to move from the

we won't see more of that. But it is a big badge on the chest of our league to bring it players home. Puts pressure on the salary cap too. Yep. Grant is still in Japan. Kyoto today am Yes, still bleeding internally, I think from our sumo wrestling yesterday. You know when you go to the gym and put in a really big session it always hurts more two days after? Yeah... I can't go up our down stairs, I can't do up my own shoelaces. It is a lot of pain. But such is my commitment to showing you around Japan, I thought, " you around Japan, I thought, "You know professional wrestlers weren't big enough and dangerous enough so take a sword and swing at samurais. We are at a place in Teoro Kamoto. Remember Monkey Magic? How could you not? We have found the place where they make all the traditional films with the voiceovers? Uh-huh. We may have a little crack at our very own. Let's look at the forecast now. Excellent! Sunrise weather to you by Claratyne, be prepared and live Claratyne clear. So, later on, wait until you come back and see, our sweeping love story. Back then. Beretts has been doing it as well. We laugh. It's very funny. Did you say you watch it on Saturday morning? Saturday morning Ninja! Absolutely. Fight. Fight me! Grant, you Boys. Classic. Love Later - what next? The supermarket chain that's now launching its own range of clothing. And it's nod edible. Well, you never know. It's Coles. We are going it talk about it. Do you want to do shopping when you do the groceries. A six-pack, like their undies and it will be good. The official investigation as a community mourns for 11 lost lives. into the house fire tragedy south of Brisbane. It claimed the lives of 11 people. Among the victims were 8 children aged between 3 and 18. Two young mothers and a grandmother also died. I couldn't believe the news. I was hoping it's not true I knew it was the house. The only survivors were the two fathers of the children and an elderly man. One man lost five of his kids. Sunrise correspondent Michelle Tapper is outside the home. Michelle, have police been able to recover the bodies of all the victims yet? Good morning, guys. So far police have only been able to recover four of the bodies of the victims that perished inside the fire. It is because the house was so dangerous and unstable yesterday they weren't able to get in until the afternoon. So the recovery process is just getting under way here this morning. They are hoping to bring out remains of the rest of the victims. They are hoping to bring out the The guys who are working on this from the disaster The guys who are working on this are identification squad worked in the Bali bombing. It gives you an idea from the disaster victim

how extreme and horrific the conditions were and how little is left inside. Michelle, it is just beyond tragic. Do we know more about the families? About the victims? Well as you said, we know three women died in the fireas well as eight children ranging from three to 18. There were three men who managed to escape, the husbands and the fathers of the children. Apparently, they, burst open windows, through a matress out of the window and jumped on to the matress and hoped their wives and children would follow them to their arms but unfortunately the blaze was so quick and hot they just didn't have time. The oldest man to survive is 65-year-old Tau Taufa. He was the grandfather of all eight children who died inside the blaze. He also lost his wife, his doter and his sister-in-law. I don't know his sister-in-law. I don't know if you his sister-in-law. I don't know if you can see behind me, one of the fathers, the father who lost five of the children is down at the site behind me where a lot of neighbours, family and friends have put flowers out as a memorial to the lives that were lost. There is a lot of mourning going on here in this community this morning. Still any clues on what caused the fire, Michelle? Well, at this point the firies are saying it is still too early to know what caused the fire but they know there were four 45 KG gas bottles that fueled the blaze. They got the call but by the time they got here the house was a blazing infornoferno and it took three hours to put out the fire. Those poor men. Coming up - explosive new allegations in the sex scandal engulfing Federal Parliament. But next, why you'll never stop for a tyre change ever again. Save up to 50% off absolutely everything in store and online. Sale on now. This is work, by the way, my little travel book shop. Good morning, Margaret. Good morning, Monsignor. Which, well, sells travel books to be frank, doesn't always sell Which, well, sells travel books and many of those. I love that movie. It is a scene from 'Notting Hill'. What a shock. What a shock.Ern morning, Monsignor. I love it it! A scene from the movie 'Notting Hill'. The bookshop that served as a backdrop for the romance between Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant is due to close in two weeks unless a buyer can be found. British poets and writers are offering to work in the store for free to try to attract a bidder. The shop has become a tourist attraction since the movie. Have you been there? Yes. Have you been to that book shop? Absolutely. I love that movie. But the owner is not the owner is not like Hugh. I think Hugh should get in on the act. Or go halvewise Julia. Or try to find a buyer. I know the answer to this question but have you been to location purely because it was in a movie you love? Give me Salzburg, and ind Jana Joan rr jz, rr jz,-Indiana Jones, I have been to Petra, I thought it was a Petra, I thought it was a small place but it is a huge archeological dig. Anyone else? No-one can top that. Come on. You win. Definitely. Got us. Geez, I'm a nerd. I wouldn't say nerd. Abu Bakar Bashir to the fast-food chain. A fast-food chain in Australia is making headlines this morning after announcing it's removing toys from children's meals. A spokesperson for KFC says the company has refrained from actively promoting kids' meals over the last three years. And this is the next step in eliminating the so-called "pester power" for parents. So will other fast-food giants follow the lead? Is it a good idea? KFC being a bit holier than thou? Is it because of that. As MacDonald's 4th birthday comes up. It could be publicity stunt. Spoiler. Who knows. MacDonald are bringing back the Mec feast, the best burger and KFC saying they will drop the toys. A lot of parents say it is difficult. Hopefully it will help them. No burgers here! Later this morning - former Miss Universe Australia, Rachael Finch, will be dropping in. Have a look. In case you wanted to see it. She's unveiled Speedo's latest swimwear at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival in Sydney. The Speedo's latest line bursts with vibrant colours This is the first time Finch has stepped on a catwalk since competing in the Miss Universe pageant in 2009. She looks amazing. She looks better than anything. She hasn't lost anything, it is fair to say. She's match fit. She has a lovely personality. She is a lovely, sweet lady but she is smokin'. is smokin'.. That's the line with Eugene's photos. He was on 'Small Business Show' a few years ago. You know how photography is so Eugene's photos. He was on our

competitive. He has a web site you can subscribe to for free and get the daily shots of the daily shots of Bondi. Excuse me, Rachael is in her bikini and Eamon Sullivan is there and aio are talking photos? Funky, moving away from the standard one-piece. The budgies. Rachel will be on and will be one Kochie's angels. Eamon Sullivan, " Rachel will be on and will be one of Kochie's angels. Eamon Sullivan, "Was not too happy with his body." After being out of action for two weeks. Kills me too. And going viral, the best tyre change ever. Serious? No! Apparently. No-one likes being inconvenienced by a flat but these guys are taking it to a new level. But these guys have taken changing a wheel to a whole new level. Instead of pulling over, they get the car up on two wheels before switching the wheels. Amazing things happen at the back of Kalgoorlie. A time-saver. Ahead - the major privacy revamp for Facebook. But next, news and sport. And watch out, Japan. Grant makes some movie magic. The Pacific Island community has rallied together after 11 people were killed in one of the country's deadliest house fires. A night-time vigil was held outside the ruins of the home in Brisbane's south last night as friends and family tried to come to terms with the tragedy. It was just about sharing and being supportive of each other as a community, as individuals, as families, we come together and help each other get through this. Three women and eight children died in the blaze, the youngest only three years old. The Federal Government says it would ensure Qantas was kept Australian-owned in the event of a takeover. There are reports the airline has been approached by a private equity group although that's been denied by Chief Executive Alan Joyce. It comes as the company announced a $250 million profit for the past financial year, more than doubling last year's result. It is in Australia's interest that Qantas remain a majority Australian-owned and effective airline. Unions are threatening more industrial action unless the airline acts to protect Australian jobs. Libyan rebels want ousted dictator Moamar Gaddafi dead or alive, offering a $1.6 million reward for his capture. There were scenes of joy and relief as 35 journalists held captive in a hotel by government troops were released last night. At the end of the day, there was just two of them who were armed but it was getting increasingly threatening, increasingly hostile. The fighting continues in parts of the capital with the death toll reaching 400 and expected to rise. Former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks says he'll donate all his winnings to torture victims if he wins a Queensland Premier's Literary Prize. Mr Hicks' tell-all book, which details his time spent in the US-run jail, has been shortlisted in the non-fiction category. The 36-year-old could take home $15,000 if he wins an award but he says he'll give every cent to victims of torture. US former first lady Nancy Reagan has had a close call in California. Mrs Reagan was being escorted to an event at her late husband Ronald's presidential library when she lost her balance and tripped. Whoa. Luckily, the 90-year-old was caught before she hit the floor. Mrs Reagan was clapped and cheered as she continued to her seat.

index has closed up 143 points, Finance news now. The Dow Jones despite the fact US house prices dropped 6% in the last quarter, in

the June quarter to continue, just property prices being slaughtered in America. Home foreclosures are still up at record highs. But look at the bust in gold overnight! Only two days ago I told you gold reached all said another record of $ said another record of $1980 US an ounce. Overnight, down to $ ounce. Overnight, down to $1754. Time for sport. This is Sunrise sport report brought to you by Swisse. Tired? Stressed? You'll feel better on Swisse. Penrith board member Greg Alexander has hit back at departing skipper Petero Civoniceva for his stinging criticism of the club's board. Civoniceva called on supporters to vote out the current board and install a more passionate group of administrators but Alexander insists the criticism is completely unfounded. That was totally wrong, you know, we got a passionate board and there's passion there in spades. Tigers ace Benji Marshall is looking forward to getting back out on the field after his assault charge was dismissed yesterday. A sizzling run of form in the VFL has rekindled Brendan Fevola's hopes of securing an AFL lifeline. Fevola has kicked 33 goals in his past five matches for the Casey Scorpions and the 30-year-old says he's ready to return to the big time. The Scorpions insist Fevola has been a model citizen during his time in the VFL and have praised his influence on the club's younger players. Formula 1 is gearing up for its long-awaited return to the United States next year. F1 legend and Red Bull Racing consultant David Coulthard has been checking out soon-to-be completed Circuit of the Americas which will host the US Grand Prix for the next decade. The circuit is also going to hold a round of the V8 Supercar championship beginning in 2013. They going to seal it first, put some bituman down, which will be nice. Not an all-terrain circuit. I was going to say, the Woodvile race track. Maybe they should leave it like that. Not good for the tyres, gee, you would go through a few. Imagine Lownsesy coming around the corner sideways in the dirt? I like it. Speaking of sorting out the from the boys, Grant Denyer is not it. Speaking of sorting out the man only in Japan but he has found the home of the traditional samurai movies. How is the weather looking? Sorry, Beretts, Mr Denyer San. Not afraid to use it either, young man. So. Don't nick yourself. A bit of respect for the honour if you like of wearing this. Watch out for Ninja. I can't get that so I will just leave it there. We are in the location where they filmed the wonderful traditional old' school samurai films with bouncing across the roof tops and lots of flying. I always wanted to come here and see the films being made. Not only that, I wanted to make one, one, Aussie style. We shot one yesterday. There is only one problem, we lost the audio, just when we got back, we were editing and couldn't find it, so it had been deleted. We had to rerecord the audio but we didn't remember how the story went, so we had to make it up as we went. Forget 'Twilight' this summer, this movie will be big. It is a sweeping love story that will change your life forever. It is called 'When Marioshi Met Sally." 400 years ago, one samurai took on the world. This is his story. G'day, Wayne. Looking good, Kevin. (drum beats) (drum beats). Oh. Hey, Albert, good to see you. I have kidnaps your girlfriend. Mmmm, I've got others. And I taped over your episode of 'Friends'. And I taped over your favourite Oh no you didn't. It was the episode when Ross and Chandler kiss. Oh no you didn't. It was the episode when Ross and Chandler kiss. You're dead. Psychedelic music plays). Alright, chief, let's cross swords. Light saber noise sounds) Gillett, hu? The best a man can get. Hmm! You forget, they call me The Magic Man! Yaaaah! (Spanish music plays) Cop this! Ohhhh! Damn Australian... Damn Australian... Winner written all over it. I think that story will stand the test of time. It is going to be a big hit this summer, coming to a cinema near you 'When Harioshi met Sally'. Sunrise weather to you by Claratyne, be prepared and live Claratyne clear. allowing showery south-east winds to ease along the coast. The tail end of a front is sweeping across southern WA, triggering a few showers. Brisbane, chance of a shower. Possible showers tomorrow and until Monday. If you just can't get enough of what you are seeing and would love to come and taste some of Japan for yourself, there is plenty of opportunities. Including: Jetstar also have sale fares on at the moment. The sale ends at midnight, this Friday. So just visit Jetstar.com to book. We will have more in half an hour as we celebrate the samurai, this morning. That is very clever. We have enjoyed it. Thanks for the giggle. Alright, mate. Cheer Alright, mate. Cheer. Ahead on Sunrise - Miranda Kerr reveals her secret to looking good. And, oh, Ricky, she's so fine. Meet Ricky Nixon's new girlfriend. # Ricky you so fine

# # Hey mickey # Oh # Mickey you A possible shower, and 23 degrees. The situation in Libya this morning remains highly volatile as rebels continue to overrun the capital. As the gun smoke from days of intense fighting clears the human cost of the civil war is now becoming clear with hospitals at crisis point. A million-dollar bounty is also being offered for the capture of Colonel Moamar Gaddafi - dead or alive. Reporter James Mates has more from Tripoli. Just inside the main gates of Gaddafi's compound at Bab al-Aziziya the battle is not over, far from it. Shortly, before we arrived here, a rebel soldier had been killed his comrades fought back with every weapon they had. (GUNFIRE) but final victory still eludes them. The fighting has already cost at least 400 lives and many hundreds more are lying injured in hospitals across Tripoli. We found dozens, bodies horribly broken receiving, at best, rudimentary care. Many are not fighters but civilians, the inevitable casualties of street-to-street fighting in the middle of a crowded city. Shrapnel almost severed all fingers on her right hand. Running away and hit by a mortar. The daughter? They cut three fingers. The surgeons hope they may have saved her fingers but in these conditions with drugs in short supply and fewer specialists they can only hope. It is crucial. We are suffering from lack of medical staff, and the snipers are still everywhere. Certainly, and the hub area. And they are still shooting, just normal civilians and women and children. The International Red Cross were able to get fresh drug supplies to this and two other hospitals in Tripoli this morning. It's a start but they are going to need a great deal more in the days ahead. In the hour or so that we've been in this emergency ward we've seen half-a-dozen cases, maybe more, brought in we've also seen several dead bodies being taken out. However close the rebels believe they are to winning this civil war they are still paying a terrible price. Across the city, 35 foreigners who'd been held captive by forces loyal to the Gaddafi regime were finally, this evening, driven back to freedom. Mostly journalists, but including a former US congressman and an Indian parliamentarian, they hadn't officially been hostages but they certainly had been held against their will and had clearly feared for their lives. It finally dawned Gaddafi is no more, the apparatus is gone. They put down their weapons. We didn't want to force the issue with them. At the end of the day, it was just two of them armed but it was getting increasingly threatening and hostile. Did you wonder if you would get out? I think a lot of people thought that, to be honest. They thanked the Red Cross staff who had driven them to safety and posed for a souvenir photo. Their freedom another sign that the last remnants of the Gaddafi regime do slowly seem to be accepting the inevitable. James Mates reporting from Libya. Here's Mel. Disgraced AFL player manager Ricky Nixon is back in the headlines this morning. The 'Herald Sun' has revealed details of his new love interest. The 48-year old has been dating a 27-year old dental surgery manager. The couple met in May, just as Nixon was accused of having sex and taking drugs with the 17-year old girl at the centre of the St Kilda nude photo scandal. Sunrise Melbourne correspondent Nuala Hafner joins us now with more. Morning, Nuala. Ricky's new love has gone public with the details of their relationship. Who is she? Has it what! Has it what!? Front page news here in Melbourne. Many of us would be asking with everything that went on in Ricky Nixon's life, when did he have the time or inclination for a new relationship? It started in bar and Miss Gould said she and Miss Gould said and Miss Gould said she did have reserveivations about his he chased and chased and wooed and sent flowers to her work. Since then reserveivations about his past but

it has become serious. They love each other and they are planning to go away on a holiday soon, which is always a test of a relationship. She said her friends and family, particularly her father had concerns about the relationship but they are supportive now. It is Sam Newman who convinced them to go public. He said you can't be prisoners in their own home and they made their first public experience. She had it is difficult. As it would with anyone with his profile. She said people stare but one day at a time. Thank you, given it is front-page news, it is a big story. Thanks, Nuala. Here is Kochie. News is next. Plus, when "No" doesn't mean "No". The one man war on junk mail. And, the first official photos OK, so NIB offers great value health cover that gets the way you live. And Hospital and Extras packages start from just... ..$11.95 a week for singles. Visit nib.com.au. It's worth it. Black is always flattering - myth. Flakes are the only sign of an unhealthy scalp - also a myth. There are several signs of an unhealthy scalp. And the fact is, Head & Shoulders works on those too. With seven hair and scalp benefits, it relieves dryness, itch, and moisturises your scalp. Because beautiful-looking hair starts with a healthy scalp, and that's a fact. Head & Shoulders for seven hair and scalp benefits. All the latest news, goss and more including the new pull-out cooking section. On sale now. Showbiz editor Nelson Aspen has the first official photos of Kim Kardashian's extravagant wedding. What did you think, Nelson? You can relax now, you will see. Did she look Well, only one more sleep until 'WHO Magazine' hits the stands and you she look gorgeous?

can see the full spread of Kim and all her wedding glory. As she all her wedding glory. As she said, " all her wedding glory. As she said, "It was like we were in heaven." There you have it in her Vera Wang wedding gown, all the behind-the-scenes stuff and the two part TV special, coming in October. October? Not long to wait! Just remind us again how much she earned in sponsorship from the wedding They are saying, I They are saying, I don't know how it is divided up between photos and TV and merchandise, etc. But he is reported to be making over $ reported to be making over $18 million. That is a lot. Merchandise? What can you get? Fridge magnets? Tee towels? Just like Wills and Kate. And this Friday, 'Who' on sale here in Australia so you can have all the pictures you want. Now, tell us about the Smiths again? Will and Jada? There is more to that. That was the big news. Yesterday as we discussed yesterday, Will Jada were fighting against we discussed yesterday, Will and they were separating and the marriage was in trouble and Jada were fighting against claims

Marc Anthony is in that. They were supposed to be friends, the two marriage was in trouble and even

couples. Marc Anthony costars on couples. Marc Anthony costars Jada's show show and when Marc and JLO split up it ex-e eilated. That photo of Will and Jada holding hands was taken a few hours go. Lots of smiles, she calling Will, " calling Will, "Baby." That picture from this morning. Laughing and cutesy. To hopefully shoot down the rumours of impending doom. A lot of drama this morning in Hollywood. Just another day. A lot of drama in the take-away food market too. KFC saying they are going to trop the toys from kids' meals to reduce the pester power of kids. A Tweet saying, great news. Responsible, no more gymics. And kids.

Susie Burrell, who we are going to talk to said, " talk to said, "Adding kids toys to any fast food needs to be banned completely." Lets us know your views on that. Will it stop the kids from pestering you. Also today? Yes, we are talking about the Craig Thomson affair, getting juicier and juicier. Going to the police now. Mick said it is giving me cause to rethink my ongoing union subscription which I can contributing since 1982. During my working life I have never drawn on their support but have taken comfort that they were there. Maybe the money is going elsewhere? He got around, allegedly. He is denying any wrong doing. The list... Escort agency is growing. Visitations. Visitations. That is the word I was looking for. You could almost do a bus tour. And the allegations, whipping out the cash from the ATM on the union credit card. A night-time vigil for the 11 lives lost in one of Australia's deadliest fires. A community grieves. A nation mourns. Labor's sex-scandal MP faces more questions. The companies ignoring the signs, and the man taking them on. Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher, reveals her stunning weight loss.

# Reach out and

# Reach out and touch somebody # Right across Australia, this is Sunrise on Seven. Now, live from Brekky Central, here's Kochie and Mel. Noiseworks are back. They'll perform later this hour. Looking forward to that. Also coming up this morning, the fast-food giant removing toys from its meals. Right now though, Nat has the latest from the newsroom. Hundreds of people have gathered for a night-time vigil at the site of one of Australia's deadliest house fires. 11 people, including 8 children, were killed in the blaze. Sunrise correspondent Michelle Tapper joins us with more. Good morning, Michelle. There's been a huge outpouring of support from the community? Good morning, nat. There has, indeed. There is a huge outpouring again this morning. The Salvos are down here cooking up breakfast for the friends and family who are grief-stricken. It is a very emotional morning. Lots of tears and lots of sorrow. There is just been a huge outpouring of support. A lot of people have come down here with flowers. They are placing them on this wall down here, a tribute wall. Both of the fathers have been down there this morning, taking photos, reading the cards and remembering what they have lost. Michelle, what more do woe know about the two families involved? Well, as you mentioned, there were three men that made it out alive. All of them were the fathers or husbands of the women and children that perished inside the fire. Now, the men had jumped from the second story of the building. They had thrown matresses out to the floor and hoping their wives and children would follow them. But the blaze was just too huge, the ino engulfed the house and they didn't have time to escape. Three women died. All mothers. One had five children, five sons ranging in age from 18 to five. The other the two children, a little 6-year-old and a 3-year-old. The man who escaped was 65-year-old Tau Taufa, he lost his eight grandchildren in the fire, as well as his wife, his daughter and his sister-in-law. Nat. Thanks for the update, Michelle Tapper on the outskirts of Brisbane. Australia will be a world leader in tobacco control if laws to introduce plain cigarette packaging are approved by the Senate. Two bills were passed by the Lower House last night requiring tobacco products to be sold in plain olive-brown boxes. It's hoped the unappealing look will put smokers off and reduce smoking rates below 10%. A new report into Aboriginal disadvantage has found rates of child abuse and imprisonment among adults has increased. The report released today found Aboriginal children are now seven times more likely to be abused than non-Indigenous children. That's higher than 2009 figures but partly reflects increased reporting of abuse. It also found Aboriginal people are 14 times more likely to be imprisoned than non-Indigenous Australians. Sydney police are investigating the seventh shooting in six days after a home was fired on in the city's south-west yesterday. Four bullets were shot into the front wall of the house in Fairfield around 2:30AM but no-one reported the incident until yesterday afternoon. A man who lives at the house has been charged with attempting to conceal a shooting offence. Police are urging anyone with information about the recent shootings to come forward. He captured young hearts for 40 years and now Humphrey B Bear could be making a comeback. his costume, merchandise and trademark tune are all up for grabs. We used to say that Humphrey was part of growing up in Australia and there's no reason at all why he can't continue to be. Humphrey's been locked away in the offices of an insolvency firm for two years after his previous owners went into liquidation. I wonder if the Cash Cow needs a friend? There you go. A bit of cross Paul A bit of cross pollination. A brilliant idea. Platonic friends. A funo old fellow to hang around with. I remember lining up at some random shopping centre, when I was 6 or 7 to meet him. There you go, you have got a link. A bond. I would check to see what the reserve is on that. I wonder what it will cost. It is not just the kaousume, there is the merchandise and the trademark tune. The intellectual property. Funny old fellow is Humphry. A fun-loving bear. Funny old fellow is Humphry. A fun-loving bear. Speaking of Facebook, it had 1 trillion page views, would you believe, for the first time, ever. On the Internet. Wall Street up 100 On the Internet. Wall Street up 143 points, three rises in a row has to be good news. Spite a 6% -- points, three rises in a row has got despite a 6% fall in house prices in America, the property mark in America is just awful at the moment. To our region, Japan was lower after the credit rating was downgraded. Closer to home, a new corporate record here in Australia. BHP almost doubled profits to $ doubled profits to $22 billion. Share holders are happy because there is a big increase in as well. To the commodities, gold there is a big increase in dividend has crashed. Just a couple of days go it set a record of $ go it set a record of go it set a record of $ go it set a record of $1900 and 18 US anous. the

bubble in gold has certainly burst for the time being. bubble in gold has certainly burst for the time being. bubble in gold has certainly burst for the time being. Time? For sprort with Beretts. Thank you, Kochie. Collingwood will now turn its attention to re-signing key forward Chris Dawes following confirmation Dale Thomas is poised to ink a new 2-year deal. Thomas ignored multimillion-dollar overtures from Greater Western Sydney to stay loyal to the Magpies. It's a pretty good thing that everyone has sorted out a contract and been linked with other clubs has stayed on to play with Collingwood for the next couple of years. At Port Adelaide, emerging defender Jackson Trengove is confident the Power's other youngsters will follow his lead and re-commit to the club. South Sydney's Queensland Connection is ready to wreak havoc on home soil in Sunday's crunch game against the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium. Greg Inglis is ready to return after overcoming a bout of concussion and Dave Taylor is a certain starter despite a nagging hip injury. Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy has paid the Rabbitohs the ultimate compliment declaring they're capable of winning the NRL premiership. The All Blacks are bracing for another hostile Suncorp Stadium crowd in this weekend's Tri Nations decider. The Kiwis know better than most that not much is off-limits to Brisbane rugby fans. I've been called a fat Ned Kelly one time. Had references made about my bald spot coming on. So they get pretty personal the fans here. The match is officially sold out. Look, just a small sad note from the football world before we move on.

The whole footy world is rallying behind Jared Macleay and his wife, they had a one-month-old who had heart complications and passed on yesterday. The club will surround them so our thoughts are with Jared and them so our thoughts are with Jared and ella. Let's check with Grant. In Japan, you are having a great time and we are loving it am are loving it am? It is going good. It took us a while to find this location. But I am glad we put the effort in. Welcome to one enormous movie set. This is the place where the traditional samurai movies, the Japanese one with the funny voice overs are made. An enormous movie lot. A great tradition, I love the films. We are talking the 12th century to the 18th century, the samurai reign. They were prepared to die for their lord, such was their commitment. They such was their commitment. They were tremendous swordsmen, in fact, the world's finest. They had the world's sharpest swords. Excuse me... Tourists... But one thing that I didn't really know that was quite surprising about these guys, the samurais, they believe having with a woman weakened your samurais, they believe having sex masculinity. Most were indeed, homosexual, an elite crack force, a true story. It is how they lived for many centuries. Some of the world's finest swordsmen and swords. They loved their sword fights as we look at the forecast. Sunrise weather to you by Claratyne, be prepared and live Claratyne clear.

One thing that the samurai didn't have was an iPad. Unfortunately in this kimono, I can't run fast to drop it out of shot, so I have it with me. Olds meets new, that is OK. See you in half an hour. Police and fire crews are hoping to today recover more of the remains of those who died in an horrific house fire south of Brisbane. 11 people were killed in the tragedy. Among them, 8 children aged between 3 and 18. They were from three separate families. Two young mothers and a grandmother also died. I couldn't believe the news. I was hoping it's not true but I look at the news, at the house, I knew it was the house. The only survivors were the two fathers of the children. Jeremiah Lale was dad to five of the kids but he couldn't save them. Probably it was a gas bottle that exploded - it was just like a bomb. Superintendent Noel Powers from Queensland Police joins me now. Good morning to you. Have you been able to establish if there were any more victims in the house? No, look. We have accounted for all the people in the house at the moment. We managed to get four of them out yesterday. And get them out of the scene. A big task today is to recover the remaining seven that are in there. The area where they are, the floor has collapsed. There is fair bit of debris. We are still in the floor has collapsed. There is a the process, Queensland Fire is trying to shore up the place and make it safe and so we can get in and start the long process. Today will be a long day in terms of trying to get these people out of there. Can you shed anymore information on what caused it? There has been talk there could have been a gas explosion. We have seen the pictures of the massive gas bottles on the side of the home. Any evidence to suggest that? No, there is no evidence coming to light yet. The gas examiners have taken them away. I am quite confident, if any of the integrity of the gas bottles was in question we would know and they would let us know. But we are working with fire investigators to establish how it happened and what the chain of e ven was from there. But at this stage, we have got no indication to say it is is the gas bottles. We are seeing the aerial photos, We are seeing the aerial photos,, the devastation. To find the cause will be a difficult job? Aerial gives you an over all of the damage of the house but when you get down, you can see the charring of the woodwork, the massive beams, the charring, the intensity of the fire is one that that is astounding investigators. But as I said, they are the experts in the area. It is a methodical process. We have got to wait to see how it turns out. It is all coming together. Albeit slow. It is not as is not as fast adwe would want -- as fast as we want but we have to work with the circs that are laid out. Everybody's hearts are breaking for the two men. How are they doing? They are doing alright. I was speaking to the members of the family. They are holding up remarkably well, but confidence with the level of community support here is fantastic. I don't know if you can see me, there is a wall of flowers and I have got no doubt it will build today. We saw the bodies moved yesterday and it was a very emotional and touching ceremony, the families were able to say goodbye to their loved ones as they were taken away. We will see more of it it today. It is the stark reality, we will probably see it another seven times today. Everyone has just got to get together and hold up. But the community spirit is tremendous. It is so tragically sad, Noel, all the best to your guy whose are going in with a tough job. Thank you very much for your wishes. The Federal Government is under increasing pressure after his former union agreed to co-operate with a police investigation. Mr Thomson is accused of misusing a union credit card while he was the national secretary of the Health Services Union. His work card was allegedly used to pay for prostitutes, fancy restaurants and cash withdrawals. But despite the irregularities occurring from 2002 until 2007 the union never called in police until now. I think the union has responded appropriately at all times. We are regulated by the Fair Work Act. We took the matter to Fair Work Australia and we believe Fair Work Australia is the responsible authority. But the New South Wales police are investigating this matter and we won't cause any impediment to them and will provide any record we have available to us. Mr Thomson has denied the allegations. So just how will the government recover from this scandal? Seven News political reporter Alex Hart joins me now. Alex, these allegations are from four years ago. Why has this only blown up now? Well, there are a number of reasons. The main one is because of a defamation case Mr tomenson tried -- Mr Thompson tried to bring against Fairfax media when it came to light. He only dropped that a few weeks ago. The allegations was made public for the first time. Evidence including his phone records, his phone used to make some of the bookings with escort agencies. His credit card details were used to authorise the payments and a signature, very much like his, was used to sign off on them. Niz to that -- that used to sign off on them. Niz to that-in addition he made a interview, which cast concerns that someone else had made the payment that-in addition he made a radio

and paid it back to the union. Given the precarious nature of the parliament, the Opposition has sensed an opportunity to pounce. New claims today with 'The Australian' newspaper revealing details of an escort agency involved. There is more allegations coming out every day. Today, in the 'Australian' news paper, -- newspaper, the head of a leading Melbourne agency, a man used the name Craig Thomson to make bookss in 2000 -- make bookings in 2005 and 2006. A woman has provided evidence that matched the bookings. Craig Thomson has not responded to the allegations but he has denied, consistently, wrongdoing in the past. The police investigation? Where is it up to? This matter, the union said it was going to go to police only yesterday. They haven't formally charged Craig charged Craig Thomson yet. It is still long way off but he could face theft, embezzlement, fraud but first police need to assess the information from the union and the Opposition and go from there. Kochie. Thank you, Alex, here is Mel. A fast-food chain in Australia is making headlines this morning after announcing it's removing toys from children's meals. A spokesperson for KFC says the company has refrained from actively promoting kids' meals over the last three years and this is the next step in eliminating the so-called "pester power" for parents. Marketing expert Tim Burrowes from Mumbrella joins me now. Good morning to you. Are you surprised by KFC's move? Do you know? This is part of a pattern that has been going on for a while. Advertisers of all sorts coming under pressure to market responsibly. We have been talking this morning in the news bulletin about tobacco packaging, the last form of advertising left for tobacco. We have seen it happen with alcohol, more restrictions on how can be advertised. We have seen cars and one of the points people often alcohol, more restrictions on how it

focus on is healthy promotion of fast food. Do you think it is going to make an impact on the fast-food chain? Do you know, I am not sure it will. They are not the ones best known this, McDonald's are the ones people think of for first offering the They are not the ones best known for

product. Don't forget, these are the same people, five or six months since they brought the double, the burger, they got rid of the bread and it was two hunks of chicken with a couple of pieces of cheese and bacon. To put themselves on the high ground is something you can feel cynical about. Ask yourself whether some of it is a marketing ploy. One would assume it is, but do you reckon other chains will follow suit? Macas? Maccas are coming up for their 40th anniversary so it might be a marketing play and a chance to move the focus away from them. Macas probably argue several of the packages offered to kids are focused on healthy eating anyway. By offering the packages they argue they are encouraging that. We will see them come under pressure pressure. It makes sense for pressure. It makes sense for KFC. But the toy, they are a plastic trinket. Not aimed at 15-year-olds, they are aimed at kids who have to get mum and dad to buy it anyway. Pester power was how we started talking about it. It is a marketing technique, it absolutely is. It certainly is. Thank you for coming in. Here is Kochie. Facebook has started making major changes to its site to improve privacy. Users will now be able to decide who sees their status updates. You'll also now need to approve any photos you've been tagged in before they're published. And people will be able to request pictures they're already in to be taken down from the site completely. Tech expert Seamus Byrne, good morning. Seamus, tell us more about the changes for status updates. The big think people will notice is rolling out over the next few days. If instead of privacy setting hidden, outside of context and you are not sure what means what, now the privacy information will sit beside every post you do. It will be obvious with the post, whether you want to make it public, share it only with friends or only specific people. That is going to be really obvious now that privacy information is attached to every single thing that you post. So you can make that decision every time you post something. Tell us about the changes to the photos? This causes the most discussion in the Kochie household as I see photos of my son, he has been tagged in. He has never wanted me to see. It is probably going to be good for him some some Yes, by default, one of the new things is that anybody will be able to tag anybody else. It u to be they could tag someone if they were a friend. But at a wedding you want to tag lots of people. Now anybody can tag but if you are not friends, you will be given the right to approve the tag. You can flick a switch to say, "Any time I am tagged anywhere,

I want to be able to be explicitly say whether I want it to happen." There is real plain language to There is real plain language to say, " There is real plain language to say, "I want to ask that person to take the photo down. Full stop." Why has it taken so long for these quite sensible changes? What prompted it We are We are talking about the Google+ influence. It has hit 25 million users. It means it is a long way behind Facebook and it is growing fast and privacy has been a priority for Google+ priority for Google+. Facebook knows they have to cut out the opportunity fast and privacy has been a No.1

for Google+ to cut out the edge for Google+ to cut out the edge that makes people want to move there. Thank you, cheers. If you have a "no junk mail" sign you've probably discovered it doesn't stop your letterbox from being stuffed with advertising material. So, when Sydney resident Jim Crawford caught a delivery boy putting pamphlets in his mailbox he decided to act. After asking a few questions, he discovered the company had directed staff to deliberately ignore the signs. Good morning. Tell us exactly what happened when you confronted the delivery boy. Well, in fact, I was following up the street, and saw him putting in the letter-boxes. I just asked the street, and saw him putting them why. He was very coperative young man and he said he was doing it because his boss had told him to do it. I asked him how did he do that? And he said, " And he said, "I have got these ininstructions." And he showed them to me. Dollar delivery company reckons they are instructed by the client to do it? They do. So it is, they are putting the blame on the client. In this case, miter 10 case, miter -- Miter Ten and. case, miter -- Miter Ten and You have got the stickers, how much junk mail do you receive despite having the no-junk mail sign? It varies. I get a quart It varies. I get a quarter of what used to get. It is an improvement but we still get a lot. It varies. I get a quarter of what I

Is there anything you can do? There is not much. The problem is if you go away your letterbox gets filled up with the stuff. It doesn't take long to fill it up. Good luck, all the best. I don't know what we can suggest. We will put it out there and get a bit of a response. Rotten. Tell us your tactics. If you have been successful in stopping junk mail coming in. Remember, junk mail is only mail that doesn't interest you. It is not addressed to you. We have the sign and I shove it in the bin, it seems like a waste of paper. If anything has work said for you, send in your suggestions. Ahead this Sunrise, do men get clucky? Of course. Don't shake your head Nick, you hard man. How many kids you got? Three. You are all bull dust. He is the smoochest bloke you have ever met. More on that in a second. Plus, shortly, Noiseworks live. # Reach out and # Reach out and # Reach out and touch somebody # sunny day ahead after an early frost. . 19 the top in Canberra. We can expect much the same in Braidwood and Yass.. 18 degrees. The ACT Opposition will call on the government to refer ALL matters related to the recommended merger of CIT and Canberra Uni.. to the Standing Committee on Education. They also want the them to report back to the Assembly.. by the first sitting week of 20-12. It follows concerns.. there's NO financial basis to back up the proposed merger.

The Chief Minister will introduce new laws in the Assembly.. to BAN smoking in cars with kids under 16. Katy Gallagher says it'd bring us in line with other states. If passed.. those caught will be slapped with a 250 dollar fine. And local cyclists Philippa Seldon and Gary Lilly will head off on a 15 hundred k journey from Canberra to Brisbane.. to raise awareness for suicide prevention. Sunrise brought to you by Jetstar. Experience the beauty of Japan. Sale on now at Our post card from Sydney this morning. A view of Sydney through the Jetstar Skycam. A sunny day and a top of 22 degrees. It's gorgeous at the moment? Isn't it? Loving this weather. The bookshop made famous in the movie 'Notting Hill' is due to close in two weeks unless a buyer can be found. The shop has become a tourist attraction since the movie. And this morning we're asking you to send us your photos of famous places. Of course, Kochie here has done 'Sound of Music' being your favourite movie you have done all Of course, Kochie here has done the

the tourist attractions Allison went to the hobbit in the Lord of the Rings the tourist attractions there.

in the 'Lord of the Rings' film. Beautiful. Magic. I don't know. Who Allison went to the hobbit village

has walked across the famous zebra crossing?. 'Abbey Road'. Yep? Too right. In my bare feet. With the family and check your list off? It is really cool. I never have but I think I need to get cracking. Noiseworks are live in 10 minutes. Australian music royalty, playing live, right here. But first here's Nat with the news. Investigators will begin sifting through the charred remains of a house south of Brisbane this morning to try determine the cause of a fatal fire. Families and friends of the 11 Pacific Islander victims last night mourned the loss of their loved ones in a moving, night-time vigil. As night fell over the suburban street, south of Brisbane families, friends and strangers held each other. (ALL SING) For many, the news that 11 lives, including 8 children, had been lost in the blaze was still sinking in. That's why we all come here, to be with the family, support them, support each other. It's believed four gas cylinders may have sparked the fire but it's still too early for any official cause. From late yesterday afternoon The car carrying some of those who perished paused briefly in the street for relatives to say goodbye. This woman lost her cousin. I couldn't believe the news. I was hoping it's not true but I look at the news, at the house, I knew it was the house. Today police and fire investigators will return to the home. They say the main task is to get underneath the house to examine the possible cause and recover the remaining bodies. Family members have been allowed close to the scene Queensland Fire is still in the process of just trying to shore up the place and make it safe. to lay flowers and pay their respects but no-one is expecting the pain from this tragedy to ease any time soon. Qantas engineers will hold 1-hour work stoppages from tonight as part of a campaign for better job security. Workers in Sydney will start an hour late and similar rolling action will begin in other cities from tomorrow. The campaign, which will run until Christmas, was announced last week after Qantas revealed it would launch two new Asian-based airlines and cut 1,000 local jobs. The airline yesterday announced a full-year net profit of $250 million. A man will appear in court today charged over the murder of two people in Melbourne's north. 25-year-old Ali Kassab is accused of shooting the men

at a smash repair workshop in Brunswick last month. One man died at the scene while the other passed away in hospital a short time later. Prosecutors will argue Kassab knew the victims and the shootings were the result of a failed business deal. Libyan rebels have put a $1.6 million bounty Hurricane Irene has intensified to a category 3 as it continues to batter the Bahamas. The major storm lashed parts of the islands with 193km/h winds overnight as it powers towards the US east coast. North Carolina residents are stocking up on emergency supplies while some have already evacuated. The hurricane will make landfall over the weekend. In finance news:

the douj index. Up 143 points. But the big story is the gold bubble The third straight day of gains on

bursting. Down to $ bursting. Down to $1756 an ounce. Two days ago it was $ Two days ago it was $1918. Gold falling off a cliff. Time for sport. This is Sunrise sport report brought to you by Swisse. Tired? Stressed? You'll feel better on Swisse. The Western Bulldogs have locked away some of their best emerging talent but it's looking increasingly likely that Callan Ward will join Greater Western Sydney. Ward wasn't one of the eight youngsters who pledged their future to the Bulldogs yesterday. Mitch Wallis, Tom Liberatore and Jason Tutt were among those to sign contract extensions. Veterans Ben Hudson and Mitch Hahn have confirmed they'll join Barry Hall in hanging up the boots at the end of the year. Jarryd Hayne admits Parramatta's disastrous 2011 season The Eels tackle the Roosters tomorrow night in a match that could prove pivotal in their quest to avoid the dreaded wooden spoon. in a bid to recapture his explosive running game. And, in an interesting twist, he's working with Roger Fabri, the sprint coach who was controversially sacked by the Roosters earlier this year. Another massive recruiting coup for the A-League with Sydney FC to unveil Socceroo Brett Emerton as its marquee player. The 32-year-old will switch from the Premier League to the A-League after playing his final match for Blackburn against Tim Cahill's Everton this weekend. The A-League is now set to bring forward the date of its season opener to ensure Emerton can to go head-to-head with star Melbourne Victory recruit Harry Kewell. Grant just find the spots. Would you believe, in the nation of Japan in toque, he has found the toque, he has found the -- Tokyo, he has found the spot where the ninja filmerize made? It is good. I can feel my reflexes sharpen as we speak. It is amazing. It is a zen I am feeling at the moment. Watch out? What? What's up? Ninja behind you. This side. A ninja attack. There is no-one there Beretts, they happen, I would have sorted it out. Don't worry. There is no-one there Beretts, if

Oh! That was quick. That's how we role Down Under, let's have a look at the forecast. Sunrise weather to you by Claratyne, be prepared and live Claratyne clear. A low and trough are moving further east away from Queensland, allowing showery south-east winds to ease along the coast. The tail end of a front is sweeping across southern WA, triggering a few showers. Well, ladies and gentlemen, that's what happens when you get an iPad in the way of a swinging sword. You get a smashed iPad. Um... Don't worry about Joshi, he will be fine. The ninjas probably didn't have to take it into account when they learned to swing swords, back in the day. No, not back in the 12th century. It was a good iPad, we are going to miss it. Flick it, like it is a modern version, a star. Frisbee. Ninja star. Yeah! Good call. It's making if some funny noises now funny noises now. Woooh! Imagine the letter he is going to write to the insurance." Well, so, I was with a samurai sword." I was attacked by a ninja. You won't believe it, but... At least you have evidence. Just ahead - the bad mother who's gone viral. Just look at what she does to her 7-year-old. But next, Noiseworks live. Get ready to sing. They are joining us live with a classic. VOICEOVER: Nothing's as perfect as your baby's little body. It's a constant source of wonder. Even the smallest change is a moment you'll always treasure. Children's Panadol understands there are some changes you don't always like to see, like when your baby's suffering from pain or fever. That's why Children's Panadol is gentle enough for little tummies, even from one month old, and can start to reduce fever in just 15 minutes - so you can hold on to more of the precious moments. Accor are giving you a 20% discount at all participating hotels. Book now. # Everybody # Reach out # And reach out # Reach out # And touch somebody

# # Noiseworks are back. The boys will take to the stage in December at the Sydney Telstra 500. Jon Stevens and the band will be joined at the V8 Supercars event by Hunters and Collectors, John Farnham and James Reyne. What a line-up! But this morning, Noiseworks are with us at Brekky Central. They're here to perform their 1988 smash hit 'Touch'. Hey, morning! # Reach out # And reach out # Reach # # Another day is goin' out, yeah # A sea of faces cryin' out # With all we have today # You think we'd stop and take a look now, yeah # All I want to say # Is maybe that we should reach out # Everybody reach out and # Reach out and touch somebody # Reach out and

# Reach out and touch somebody # In this old world we all can see, yeah # So let's take away the silent fears, yeah # With all of our mistakes # You think we'd stop and take a look now, yeah # All I want to say # Is maybe that we should reach out # Everybody reach out and # Reach out and touch somebody # Reach out and reach out and # Reach out and touch somebody # Reach out and

# Reach out and touch somebody # Reach out and

# Reach out and touch somebody # Reach out and

# Reach out and touch somebody # We'll find it, we'll find it # Come on, there # # Everybody reach out and # Reach out and touch somebody # Reach out and

# Reach out and touch somebody # I say # Reach out # I say # Reach out virex # Morning, morning, morning. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) Tickets to see Noiseworks at the Sydney Telstra 500 go on sale from 9:00am tomorrow. Jon Stevens also has a new solo album called 'Changing Times'. It's not out until September 9 but if you go to the Sunrise website you can download your free copy now. How good is that? I will sneak in here. You guys are sounding better and better. It is because we got up so early. Why has it taken you so long to get

back together I think it is just timing. We did a tour with Jimmy Barnes in January, February and March and enjoyed it. All doing our own things but it is niges to be back and doing music together. We are doing a new album which will be out next year. Tell us about the solo album? Yes, out September ninth. Called 'Changing Times'. Very excited about that. Try it and buy it from Sunrise. What a line-up at the V8s? Just amazing. Hunters & Collectors, James Reyne. They don't make music like thatch and lots of cars. What is that? Lots of cars. Thanks for coming in. We are all 18 again, loved it, loved it. More of Sunrise in a moment, stick with us. Children's Panadol like when your baby's suffering from pain or fever. That's why Children's Panadol is gentle enough for little tummies, even from one month old, and can start to reduce fever in just 15 minutes. Babies love making all kinds of mess. At least there's one mess that's easily cleaned.

Thicker Huggies Baby Wipes - leaves baby's skin cleaner and healthier

with less wipes. (ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA'S 'MR. BLUE SKY' PLAYS) # Mr. Blue Sky # Please tell us why... # Mix up your wardrobe with 20% off tops and denim clothing for the whole family. Excludes sleepwear and underwear. On now at Target. Australia's largest flooring retailer. Food giant KFC has announced it's dumping kids' toys from their children's meals. A spokesperson says the company has refrained from actively promoting kids' meals over the last three years. KFC hope this will help eliminate the so-called pester power for parents. Let's ask Neil Mitchell from Melbourne's 3AW and Howard Sattler from Perth's 6PR. Good morning. Neil, is this a good idea? No, it's nonsense. They are up to something. I don't believe them for a minute. They are in the business of selling deep. of selling deep-fried chooks. They won't do anything to jeopardise their deep-fried chooks. Perhaps it is a good idea to lure the parents in to avoid the pester power. The food is OK occasionally, the toys are

are fun. Why do they have to be so silly about it, th