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(generated from captions) This morning - Grand Final weekend - two massive days of footy action. two codes, our MPs set for a huge salary boost. Pollie payrise - But do they deserve it? And, more travel misery on the way step up strike action. as Qantas workers Also today... I definitely feed off my fans. I'm more honest, more than anything. I think they've educated me all grown up and ready to be heard. Vanessa Amorosi, on their bodies Then, the stars banking for their most prized assets. with insane insurance policies It's Saturday 1 October 2011. This is Weekend Sunrise. Live from Brekky Central and Monique Wright. here's Andrew O'Keefe Hello. Thanks for joining us. the bombshells keep dropping. Also today - No it is a massive day. Happy birthday. And it is the big one, 40. It must have been some terrible mistake were do Gregorian calendar. Are you looking forward to those 10 years between 38 and 40. When I turned 38, I turned up and felt a bit glum and gloomy because it was hard to avoid the fact this was my late 30s. I was under a dark cloud until I was asked, what is my problem. My wife said hey, you were only 37. I have a whole year. There is no escaping it when you're 40. Happy birthday. A very big day. Also today - on the Michael Jackson trial. We get the latest Plus, take the road less travelled - holiday destinations the safe but slightly dangerous that'll change your life. And, shoppers beware. soon be hitting your hip pocket. The new EFTPOS fees that could from Talitha Cummins. But let's begin with the latest news Happy birthday. Good morning. It's Grand Final day in Melbourne the saying "rain, hail or shine" but AFL fans may have to put to the test. to brave wintry weather at the MCG 100,000 people are likely between Collingwood and Geelong for this afternoon's decider is unlikely to deter these fanatics. but a little rain I love my team. We love 'em, mate, Go Catters, 35 points, kill 'em! The match kicks off at 2:30 today. weekend's Grand Final blockbusters And Simon will have more on this in sport. could soon be taking home Federal politicians a lot more in their pay packets. is expected to increase the pay The Remuneration Tribunal of all federal MPs. It would almost double backbenchers and senators the annual base salary of from $140,000 to $250,000 or more. earns $366,000 a year The Prime Minister currently but this could jump to $650,000. could replace some pollie perks. News Limited reports the extra cash strikes Customs workers have cancelled and across the country next week. planned for Sydney Airport today But thousands of airline passengers and cancellations could still face weeks of delays and ground staff with baggage handlers flagging more stop-work action. yesterday, Nearly 4,000 walked off the job heading interstate delaying thousands of fans for the AFL and NRL grand finals. that have been impacted There are over 8,500 people that have been delayed as a result of 40 flights that have been cancelled. and two flights of an ongoing campaign The industrial action is part over pay and conditions. Shoppers are being warned kick in today. new charges for EFTPOS transactions or more is purchased through EFTPOS. every time something worth $15 than five cents per transaction, While it shouldn't be more will pass the fee onto customers. there are concerns some retailers transactions in Australia There are about 2 billion EFTPOS every year. bushfire season in some states Today is the start of the official our most dangerous in decades. with authorities warning it could be will spend an extra $62 million The New South Wales Government and buying two new helicopters. recruiting 90 more firefighters You've got to go back 30 or 40 years of a parallel before you can find conditions in relation to the grassland risk. on the frontlines this season, Six new rapid response teams will be abseiling in before fires spread. the life of a key al-Qaeda leader. A US air strike in Yemen has claimed Anwar al-Awlaki was killed US-born radical cleric two missiles at a convoy of cars. when American forces fired a huge blow to the terrorist group. Barack Obama says his death is to blow up an airplane He directed the failed attempt on Christmas Day 2009. to blow up US cargo planes in 2010. He directed the failed attempt al-Qaeda was killed in the attack. At least one other senior member of come in threes, And they say good things four bundles of joy. but a zoo in Germany has welcomed The Berlin Tierpark has showed off to visitors for the first time. quadruplet Indo-Chinese tiger cubs and one boy The litter of three girls the park's main attraction. are quickly becoming It's been over 20 years starts in some states this weekend. And a reminder daylight saving people in New South Wales, Victoria, From 2am local time tomorrow, and the ACT South Australia, Tasmania forward one hour. will put their clocks In finance news - closed the week down 182 points. on Wall Street, the Dow Jones The NASDAQ also took a dive of 2%. European markets also fell heavily. To the commodities: here's Simon Reeve. And now with sport, How is Steve Johnson looking? I think he'll play. will undergo one final fitness test Injured Cats forward Steve Johnson for Geelong which will decide if he lines up against Collingwood. in today's decider chance of playing Johnson says he's a 99% to 100% the final call. but he, of course, won't make That'll be up to Chris Scott. to make sure he's able to play. We won't be relying on injections to be somewhere near his best We've always said he needs that's what he'll be. and if he gets out there, declared himself 100% fit to play Collingwood ruckman Darren Jolly has for their final session yesterday - Jolly led the Pies out onto the MCG today. a sure sign he'll run out between Manly and the Warriors Tomorrow's NRL Grand Final at the helm of the Sea Eagles could be Des Hasler's last offering him more than $2 million with the Bulldogs reportedly to switch clubs. Manly owner Scott Penn was locked in emergency talks with Hasler last night to convince him to remain, which would see him earn $750,000 a season. Players are also getting involved, vowing to win the decider and convince their mentor to stay. Dessy, once you've played a few games for him and shown him you're more than capable, you know, he's got that faith in you forever. Both teams will finalise their preparations today. World champions South Africa have survived a brutal Samoan onslaught to finish top of the World Cup's pool of death and book a quarterfinal berth. The Springboks lead 13-0 at the break but then had to defend for their lives as the Samoans gave their all. The 'Boks managed to hold on to record a 13-5 victory. The South Africans lost try-scoring winger Bryan Habana with a thigh injury and John Smit was yellow carded for a professional foul during his record 110th Test. Robbie Deans has ordered his Wallabies to go "full throttle" in this afternoon's pool cup clash with Russia with a win putting Australia into the quarterfinals. Skipper James Horwill backed his coach, saying the teams wants to banish the memory of their loss to Ireland two weeks ago. I think every time you have a performance you're not proud of, you do everything you can following that to not let that happen again. David Pocock comes back for the Wallabies after his back injury. Dani Pedrosa has finished top of the sheets after first practice at the Japanese MotoGP ahead of fellow Honda rider and championship leader Casey Stoner. Stoner was quickest during the opening session before Pedrosa took over, setting a new lap record, less than a tenth of a second faster than the Aussie. Stoner is on the brink of becoming double world champion, with a 44-point lead over Jorge Lorenzo. We will be talking footy with Beretts and others shortly. This is not a black head that is on my cheek. It is a skin thing. It is a skin Cancer biopsy thing. I thought it was a very subtle Collingwood supporting mark. I thought it was a beauty spot. Cindy Crawford. The Sophia Loren of Weekend Sunrise. James, there are 1,000 reasons to go to Deniliquin. What takes you there this morning? It is the ute muster. What a fantastic weekend. I tell you what, if you are waking up in a sweat, you're probably wet. It has rained all night a few of the People's slipping in their tents probably did not get a chance to set it up properly. It is not going to properly. It is not going to dampen the spirits. To have a look. This is the family camping area. Picture this, 120 acres of ute master. There are 20,000 people here. Last year, 10,000 utes or something ridiculous. Deniliquin holds the records for the world's largest ute muster and it is a cultural spectacular. Today, the National Circle Championships happening. Yeah, exactly. There is ball right in, would chipping, whip-cracking and entertainment on the main stage. -- ball right in. Let us look at the forecast. It is an all- important Grand Final day forecast. Sunrise Weekend Weather - proudly brought to you by PoolWerx. On the regional fly-around - fine in Cairns. Fine in Mt Isa. Early fog then fine in Bundaberg. Mostly fine, with a possible showers for Brisbane. In New South Wales - a few showers for Coffs Harbour. A few showers for Dubbo. Showers in Sydney. A few showers in Canberra. And clearing showers here in Deniliquin. Clearing showers in Mildura. Grand Final Day forecast for Melbourne will be morning rain, then showers. Possible afternoon shower in Launceston. And clearing showers in Hobart. A few showers in Mount Gambier. 17 degrees in Adelaide. Sunny in Alice Springs. Sunny for Darwin. And in WA - partly cloudy in Albany. Cloudy periods in Perth. Sunny in Broome. Possible showers for Exmouth. Basically, a fairly wet day around the country. I tell you what, last year, outside of the MCG, this was the largest crowd watching the Grand Final in one place. They have got a big screen set up here. A huge celebration. This, later this morning, it is we're the National Circle work Championships will be taking place, as long as it is not too wet. A huge day, and all the action across the entire weekend and as I say goodbye, a big happy 40th birthday Andrew. Thanks very much, J T. I was so could join you their cost base celebrate in sire - - style. -- I wish I could join you there because they celebrate in style. That application is where they have the annual Jim been a stomach hurling. I want him to tell us next time how they judged the championship. You go around in a circle. Do you have to do several? Began the ascent. How many faces you can take in one circle. It will be interesting to judge. Plenty coming up. Including - shoppers beware - the new EFTPOS fees coming to a shop near you. But next - the Grand Final weekend - all you need to know ahead of the blockbuster games. Stay with us. Louie, it's time we killed you off...forever. But you've been killing me off for over 50 years. You're too old to be the face of such advanced technology. Mortein Automatic Indoor protects continuously, providing around-the-clock protection against flying and crawling insects. (GROANS) Take him next door. Huh? (GASPS) Noooo! Our sports man Simon Reeve has all the latest. Well, footy fans are in heaven this weekend. Two codes, two massive days as Collingwood prepares to meet the Cats today in the AFL while Manly will clash with the Warriors in the NRL Grand Final tomorrow. Beretts is at the MCG and sports reporter Sam Ackerman from New Zealand's TV3 joins me here. Beretts, first to you. How are both sides shaping up this morning? Also, what is there were there looking like. It is eight degrees and reining in Melbourne. 15 is the top. I want to tell you about the atmosphere at the MCG. This is one of the two the MCG. This is one of the two big days. The Boxing Day Test is similar but nothing beats today. Look at these lines. 8,000 people here are lined up for the unreserved seats in the Cricket Club members. Some have been counting out since Wednesday morning. To get to the Printable line, you had to be here from five o'clock yesterday morning. -- the front of the line. They rushed aggregates and will grab a seat aggregates and will grab a seat in the unreserved section. It is quite remarkable. That is the atmosphere. Around us, media. Live television and radio. A lot of excitement from sunrise. How are the two sides shaping up? They've both been through this experience recently. Collingwood are defending premiers. They looked nervous during the parade yesterday I thought. Mick Malthouse has told his players to relax, there will be a lot the motion around his last match. His chances of going back to back on to such a high. Fans will come in by bus from Geelong's. What they are waiting on his giving Steve Johnson all the time he needs. Your prediction? The Cats by 16 points. Very good. It's incredible, the fact your boys have been a four out of the last by it. Chris Scott, what a performance. Quite remarkable. A new coach. A lot would have been surprised if you said earlier this year that the cuts would lose Mark Thompson and one of their greatest of the stars in Gary Ablett and they would still be here on grand final day. A remarkable at that. Also, credit to the playing group. Cameron has led the side and a United. Joel Selwood will be a stand-out but a big milestone for Geelong. They want to get this done and prove they are a solid team and deserve to win the Premiership without Mark Thompson as coach and without Gary Abbott. And smack, Beretts. Also, for Mick Malthouse. Sam, how do the Kiwis rate their chances? We were rated no chance to beat the Tigers or this dole. We know how to face the pressure. The Warriors are loving it. The coach has done an incredible job with this team, especially after Brisbane. The Warriors will have a lot of support from the man they hate us tomorrow. I have seen Warriors Jersey's around the place, I do not know if there are any fans on this side of the Bridge in Sydney. They won't be able to bring themselves to chip the man with. I think the Warriors fans and all the pomp and ceremony which come with us New Zealanders invade in Sydney, it will be there. It should be a beauty. Goad the Warriors and go the Cats. ABC - any one but Collingwood. Remember, it is only a game. Most of us probably feel we cop more than enough In case you don't - here's a new one - From today, shoppers and diners may end up being charged every time they spend more than $15 through EFTPOS on their debit card. While the fee should only be around five cents, there's concern some could pay more. Here to try to make some sense of this is Christopher Zinn from Choice. Good morning. Can you explain what's changed in the way EFTPOS fees work. Basically, from today, when I went to some shop, it was my bank at paid that. It is the retail or the restaurant's Bank which pays it. Some of them had to -- have had to pass it on. Many have said it is small. But the retailers say by the time it passes on this charge, it is bigger. Some of the banks, the Commonwealth has said they will not pass it on and others have said they will. The problem is as a consumer, you do not know what you're Merchant's banking operation is. Retailers are not too clear about these bees. Everyone needs to take a pill and have a lie down. EFTPOS is a payments system for Australia and we do not need surcharges. So her charges are becoming standardised across the whole banking and finance sector. Nobody expects any service these days without some charge for the service that was the EFTPOS be based on anything? They are saying that under $15, there should be no fee at all. That is why you see advertisements with a cup of coffee or an ice-cream and it will replace money. If you go to a place in you have to spend $20, but makes a mockery of it and it confuses people so there is a small fee but it is the cost of doing business, a cost all businesses handling cash, a cost of EFTPOS. It's gone up a little bit but the problem seems to be in what the Bank will pass on and how they bundled the charges, particularly to smaller retailers and that is where they feel they have to pass on a surcharge. Aldi has enjoyed a court victory over the way that charges have been sold to the public. This is very important. EFTPOS is run by the big banks and calls and Woolworths. Coulson would wall at -- Woolworths are exempt from this. Some of the public statements, do not worry about this, were found to be incorrect in terms of EFTPOS. They will be pushing for a review of the system, make sure it is fair and there are not surcharges and Merchants are not gouged so they cannot pass on the charges. In order to find out who was charging us the charge and how much they're charging, can we go to the Choice website? It is so complicated, just ask questions first before paying. And make. Moving overseas - two paramedics have described the frantic scenes as they were called to Michael Jackson's home on the day he died. One has also testified, Jackson's doctor claimed the pop star wasn't taking any medication. NBC reporter Stephanie Stanton joins us live from court in Los Angeles. Good morning. What are the latest allegations to come out of the courtroom? The paramedics also spoke about Jackson's physical appearance when they arrived? Good afternoon. Martin Blunt is on the stand. He was one of the paramedics who came. Earlier, we heard from another paramedic who gave compelling testimony about those moments, when he first arrived, he did not realise that the sickly patient on the bed was actually Michael Jackson himself. He said Dr Murray looked surprised to see him. He said he asked if the patient had an underlying medical conditions at all times and said Dr Murray finally said, no. He was being treated for exhaustion. He also asked if he had taken any drugs or medication. He said Dr Murray appeared to be evasive and finally answered and said, no, that he had given him a sleeping pill. That is how this whole thing is laying out, never did Dr Murray mentioned propofol. So far, it does not look good for Conrad Murray. What is expected to come out next? Let us talk about the defence. We heard a lot of the questions from the prosecution but the paramedic was then cross-examined at which point the defence asked him about those critical moments, were things chaotic or busy? The paramedic admitted that yes, Dr Conrad Murray was very busy. The defence was using that to show that Dr Murray was not been a basic, but he was just busy and not focused on the questions of the paramedics. Also, regarding the question whether or not Michael Jackson had been taking drugs or medications, the defence used per line of questioning and asked him if he had asked the question, was the patient taking any recreational drugs? The paramedic admitted that yes, he may have said that. That is a common question for him to ask. The defence would try to tear apart the prosecution's theory that Dr Murray was trying to avoid the question that but answering the question on the Leigh -- honestly that Jackson was not on any recreational drugs. Propofol is not recreational. That is how what is playing out. Several weeks to go. Thank you for the update, Stephanie. To be fair, when you were busy, it can be difficult to remember. Next - news, sport and weather together. You're watching Weekend Sunrise on the Seven Network. VOICEOVER: Blades are great for skating, but not on the delicate surface of your skin. New Veet Hydro'Restor Hair Removal Cream -

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for hair-free silky-smooth results. New Veet Hydro'Restor Cream. And for delicate areas, try new Veet Suprem'Essence Bikini & Underarm Cream. It leaves skin with visibly fewer red bumps than shaving. Die-hard AFL fans have spent the night camping outside the MCG for the best seats to today's Grand Final between Collingwood and Geelong. 100,000 people will brave wintry weather for this afternoon's decider between the two premiership heavyweights. COLLINGWOOOODDDD!!!! Go the Catterrrsss!!! Woooooo. The match kicks off at 2:30 this afternoon Eastern Time. And Simon will have more on this weekend's grand final blockbusters in sport. Federal backbenchers and senators could soon be taking home nearly double their annual salary. The Remuneration Tribunal is expected to increase the pay of all federal politicians. The hike would take the annual base salary of backbenchers and senators from $140,000 to $250,000. The Prime Minister's salary of $366,000 a year could rise to $650,000. The tribunal hasn't revealed if any pay rises would flow on to state and local governments. Shoppers are being warned every time something worth $15 or more is paid for through EFTPOS. Basically, from today, when I went to some shop and it was my bag who paid the fee, it is the shop or restaurant he pays the feet. That is why they say they have to pass it on. There are about 2 billion EFTPOS transactions in Australia every year. for international airline travellers today with Customs staff calling off a strike. They had planned three 1-hour work stoppages at Sydney Airport today and at other sites next week. But they've been postponed with more pay negotiations planned for next week. But more delays and cancellations could be in store for Qantas passengers with baggage handlers and ground staff flagging further stop-work action. The first paramedic to arrive on the scene of Michael Jackson's death has given evidence at Doctor Conrad Murray's trial in LA. The paramedic says Murray told him the pop star wasn't on any medication at the time of his heart attack. I explained to him the reason I am asking is because I see an underweight patient, I see an IV here and I see medication vials on the nightstand. The paramedic says he saw Doctor Murray put items from Jackson's bedroom into a bag. Murray is accused of giving Jackson a drug overdose. New Zealand's runaway millionaire has been arrested in Hong Kong after two years on the run. The 30-year-old man is accused of fleeing to China after Westpac Bank mistakenly deposited $7.7 million into his account in 2009. The man was arrested by Interpol officers while crossing the border into Hong Kong. And while some Australian states are braving a cooler start to spring, people in the UK are sweltering in a record-breaking mini heatwave. Temperatures are well above average for this time of year, hitting 29 degrees. REPORTER: It's like summer. It is, well, it's better than summer, I don't think we had a summer, did we? The balmy weather is forecast to continue all weekend. I bet that bloke had fun with that $7 million. It makes you think, what would you do if it found that in your bank account. It it's a great movie plot. Out-going Collingwood coach Mick Malthouse has told his players they'll win today's Grand Final against Geelong if they hold hands and stay relaxed. He says for so many years, of not wanting to lose the game players have worn the burden the way they normally would. rather than playing on Collingwood far outweigh reality I think the expectations and it's been 75 years in this position. since we've found ourselves Good news on the Pies' injury front set to strap on the boots. with Darren Jolly and Ben Reid are still in injury limbo While Geelong not a certain starter, yet. with Steve Johnson his first fitness test The star forward passed this morning but will take another one The signs are good. so that's promising. We certainly haven't ruled him out, him under those circumstances. but Scott says he's not keen to play between Manly and the Warriors Tomorrow's NRL Grand Final at the helm of the Sea Eagles could be Des Hasler's last offering him more than $2 million with the Bulldogs reportedly to switch clubs. in emergency talks with Hasler Manly owner Scott Penn was locked last night to convince him to remain, a season. which would see him earn $750,000 vowing to win the decider Players are also getting involved, and convince their mentor to stay. a few games for him Dessy, once you've played you're more than capable, and shown him forever. you know, he's got that faith in you their preparations today. Both teams will finalise humiliation by Samoa South Africa has narrowly escaped pool match. during their final World Cup scoring 13 unanswered points, The Boks had a dominant first half, by the Samoans in the second but they were totally outclassed to win the match 13-5. Boks captain John Smit World Cup appearance tarnished had his record-equalling 110th for a professional foul. after being yellow carded this afternoon and they need to win with a bonus point to have any chance of finishing at the top of their group. They've been ordered to ignore the threat of more injuries and go into the game with all guns blazing. Obviously the injuries that we've got is not ideal but that's the reality of playing contact sport, playing any sport. Things like that happen and that's why you've got a squad of 30. If they lose to Russia they'll be on the first plane back home. Here is James, who was in Deniliquin, where it will be wet and quite noisy. Eight huge weekend at the Deniliquin ute master. Think of a Mollet. A ute is the opposite. Eight you'd is all business in the back and will find at the front. -- a ute. Here at Deniliquin, there are all sorts of utes. Look at this monstrosity. That is what Paul's mum calls it. You must have a blue healer in the back of the ute. His name is Butch. This is a spectacular ute. What have you done to it? I have had it nine years. I had it airbrushed a 12 months ago. The man From snowy River on one side and on the other side, Cobb & Co. All the ear tags are from different shows. Your life you this morning, then jumping back to Adelaide. You have a mother you to show you tomorrow? I have one on Monday. All the best. Good luck today. Come on over. Here is another one. Good morning. Have a look at these beautiful all to ute's. This one is spectacular. Seen better days. Look at this. What is this one? This is the small master. It has been to every single ute muster. That is a spectacular record. But does look at the forecast. Sunrise Weekend Weather - proudly brought to you by PoolWerx. An intensifying low is spreading cold showers and isolated thunderstorms through South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. A weak low and trough is bringing light showers to the western coast of WA. A ridge of high pressure is keeping the remainder of the country mostly clear. Now let's take a look at the capital cities and Brisbane will be mostly fine with the chance of a shower. The 5-day forecast shows a fine day tomorrow with showers from Monday. Into Sydney, a few showers today. The outlook shows it will be windy, rainy NRL Grand Final day tomorrow with the rain clearing by Tuesday, at the earliest. A few showers in Canberra today. Ahead, showers tomorrow but a sunny start to the week. Grand Final day in Melbourne and showers are expected, tops of 15. Ahead, sunny and 18 tomorrow and for most of the week. Hobart will see showers clearing and 12 degrees today. Ahead, there'll be some cloud about tomorrow before a sunny Monday. In Adelaide, clearing showers today. Expect a fine day tomorrow with rain from Tuesday. Perth will be cloudy today. Looking ahead, there's showers and the chance of a storm tomorrow. And in Darwin, sunny and 33 today. Ahead, there's possible inland showers tomorrow and Monday. A quick, we have Michael there with Desert Storm. Fabian Coulthard and Cameron McConville. All the best for the season. Andrew fissured there. -- Andrew Fisher there. This is the last one. Beck's map for getting up early this morning. -- thanks. You say that the ute is the opposite of the Mollet. I want you to find a real Mollet. Asked me to do something difficult. Asked the Jesus Racing time to find any scriptural reference to a ute. There's never been a better - or cheaper - time to see Japan with these amazing Jetstar deals. Fly direct from Cairns to Osaka for just $199 per person or to Tokyo from the Gold Coast for $259. You can go from Sydney to Osaka via Cairns for as little as $309 per person and from Melbourne to Tokyo for $339. 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many people are planning the perfect escape. But for some, a run-of-the-mill break is far from what they're after. Instead, dangerous destinations are on top of the list. To help thrillseekers find the safest option for a holiday in a risky location we're joined by Intrepid Travel's Meg Koffel. Meg, thanks so much for your time. Firstly, is it advisable for people to travel to destinations with any degree of risk associated? We're talking about places which have had a lot of unsettled political situations, the Middle East and North Africa. People might be put off going there but there are places in those regions which are calm. Morocco, Turkey, Oman. Intrepid goes to those places so we a comfortable sending people a comfortable sending people beer. In order to classified a destination as dangerous, you go with the Department designation? Exactly. We work closely with them. We take their advice seriously. If there is a level five, meaning to not trouble, we will not. We have ground operations teams which give us very accurate up-to-date information. We're not going to take any risks.

take any risks. But you always take a risk overseas. So what are the best spots for a safe holiday in a high-risk zone? A place like Morocco or Turkey or even Indonesia. Great places to visit beer. It is up to the individual, the type of risk they are willing to take. are willing to take. Australians are great travellers. That is why there is so much great advice available now. Smart Traveller. That is a website with great information. Say you wanted to go to Libya to see the ancient Roman ruins, experienced the North African desert culture so instead of going out, you find some ways similar like Morocco or Tunisia. That is sad about Libya. There are some incredible Roman ruins there. If you want to get some similar experiences, Turkey would be great. Or think about other places in ASIO. -- Asia. There are incredible Roman ruins there as well. Also, Cambodia is safe to visit. There are so many great deals for flights so there has never been a better time to travel. If you're thinking of going to Somalia and you didn't want to, Kennet at adviser somewhere safe which is riven by conflict and starvation. I knew this question was coming. I am a person that likes a Resort holiday. What a surprise. A bit of five-star treatment. What sort of person needs to go away to be scared out of their wits? Tickets get out of their wits? Dodgy, some quality adventurous, destinations. Again, I like a resort as well and you like comfort and you want to enjoy that but I guess if you want to go and see something a bit of beach, get out on the street and ask your hotel for advice. The problem with resorts, the people you meet a just like you but they're richer and Russian. Yes, but they always have interesting swimmers. Four pairs a day. Meg, thank you for joining us. Hollywood headlines with Tommy Taylor follow the break including - baby bump? Look who's the latest starlet with a bit of news on the way. Looks like Cousin It. And, shady past - Jen Anniston's boyfriend accidentally reveals some very deep secrets. Back in a flash. (AMBIENT MUSIC) VOICEOVER: Spraying ordinary air fresheners only masks odours, allowing smells to return once the fragrance fades. Dettol Glen 20 is superior, killing 99.9% of odour-causing germs at the source to help stop odours returning, and eliminates odours in the air. Leave your home smelling truly fresh. Dettol Glen 20 - kills germs, eliminates odours. You can't control how old you are, but you can control how old you look. (WHISPERS) And I don't mean surgery. Olay Regenerist fights even my toughest lines and wrinkles for dramatically younger-looking skin without drastic measures. Olay Regenerist. Hi, I'm Liz. This is the Cheerios campaign headquarters. Hello. It's simple - kids love Cheerios. So we want mums everywhere to know they're surprisingly nutritious too. Made with corn, wheat, oats and rice, they're over 50% wholegrain. Oh, look at that. Happy kids. Happy Mum. WOMAN: Uncle Tobys Cheerios.

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It is likely to be with you with the birthday boy. Send all are happy birthday messages to him. Time for the 8:00 news. Here's Talitha. Good morning. It's Grand Final day in Melbourne but AFL fans may have to put the saying "rain, hail or shine" to the test. 100,000 people are likely to brave wintry weather at the MCG for this afternoon's decider between Collingwood and Geelong. The most dedicated fanatics have been camping out, hoping to secure the best vantage points. Some of the family have been here since Thursday night. Yeah, after dinner Thursday night. And Simon will have more on this weekend's Grand Final blockbusters in sport. Federal politicians could soon be taking home a lot more in their pay packets. The Remuneration Tribunal is expected to increase the pay of all Federal MPs. It would almost double the annual base salary of backbenchers and senators from $140,000 to $250,000 or more. The Prime Minister currently earns $366,000 a year but this could jump to $650,000. News Limited reports the extra cash could replace some pollie perks. Firefighters are battling a large factory blaze in Sydney's west this morning. The fire is at a packaging business in Smithfield. The factory is next to a petrol station which has been evacuated, along with other nearby businesses. 12 fire units are on scene as crews work to gain the upper hand. Customs workers have cancelled strikes planned for Sydney Airport today and across the country next week. But thousands of airline passengers could still face weeks of delays and cancellations, with baggage handlers and ground staff flagging more stop-work action. Nearly 4,000 walked off the job yesterday, delaying thousands of fans heading interstate for the AFL and NRL grand finals. There are over 8,500 people that have been impacted as a result of 40 flights that have been delayed and two flights that have been cancelled. The industrial action is part of an ongoing campaign over pay and conditions. A US air strike in Yemen has claimed the life of a key al-Qaeda leader. US-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was killed when American forces fired two missiles at a convoy of cars. Barack Obama says his death is a huge blow to the terrorist group. He directed the failed attempt to blow up an airplane on Christmas Day 2009. He directed the failed attempt to blow up US cargo planes in 2010. At least one other senior member of al-Qaeda was killed in the attack. New research has found red wine might be the secret to preventing breast cancer. Scientists in Italy have found a chemical in grapes inhibits the growth of breast cancer cells which have become hormone-resistant. It also blocks the cancer-fuelling effects of the female hormone oestrogen. But scientists warn people shouldn't start using red wine as a treatment for breast cancer. happy birthday messages to him. 8th have In finance news - on Wall Street the Dow Jones closed the week down 240 points. The NASDAQ took a dive of over 2.5%. European markets also fell heavily. To the commodities: Up -- that would have been good. Six hours until the game. A big game. Injured Cats forward Steve Johnson will undergo a final fitness test this morning which will decide if he lines up for Geelong in today's decider against Collingwood. Johnson says he's a 99% to 100% chance of playing but he, of course, won't make the final call - that'll be up to Chris Scott. We won't be relying on injections to make sure he's able to play. We've always said he needs to be somewhere near his best and if he gets out there, that's what he'll be. Collingwood ruckman Darren Jolly has declared himself 100% fit to play after a week of speculation on his injured groin. Jolly led the Pies out for their final session yesterday - a sure sign he'll lead the ruck at the MCG today. Manly and the Warriors will do their best to escape the media when they hold their final training runs today ahead of their NRL Grand Final at ANZ Stadium tomorrow. Fullback Kevin Locke is preparing for the biggest moment of his career and is more than happy to wear the underdog tag. Just do what we do as a team and we've got that brotherhood and we just stick together and do things together. And the Bulldogs have reportedly offered Manly coach Des Hasler a $2.2 million deal to coach Canterbury. Robbie Deans has ordered his Wallabies to go "full throttle" in this afternoon's Rugby World Cup clash with Russia, a win putting Australia into the quarterfinals. Skipper James Horwill backed his coach, saying the teams wants to banish the memory of their loss to Ireland two weeks ago. I think any time you have a performance you're not proud of, you do everything you can following that to not let that happen again. Dani Pedrosa has finished top of the sheets after first practice at the Japanese MotoGP ahead of fellow Honda rider and championship leader Casey Stoner. Stoner was quickest during the opening session before Pedrosa took over, setting a new lap record less than a tenth of a second faster than the Aussie. Stoner is on the brink of becoming double world champion with a 44-point lead over Jorge Lorenzo. My flight yesterday, down to Sydney. Doors closing, doors opened, lady gets taking off with a panic attack which was sad before -- for her. The doors opened again as a man across from me has thrown up all over himself and his wife. What is going on? Finally, we got away and it was fine. They should have told us that the plane up and thrown anyone out who wandered off. I unbuckle your seatbelts. That is extraordinary. That hardly ever happens. I can think of the thousands of flights of taken. That is awful. And the man, who ate their lunch. James, in Deniliquin. It is such a fantastic event. This is the 13th year. It is a real community event. A massive a family camping area. The entire community of Deniliquin gets behind this. About 20,000 people. This is Nikki. She has the most spectacular hat. Look at all these cattle tags. This is someone who's been is someone who's been around Australia. What is the story? When you go to you to muster a great country show, you a choir one of these tags. -- acquire. This is Lara. Give us a wave. Mon, for you. Not a full mullet. A but it is the closest we can get. Can he take of his hat? Yes, that is one. With a bit of hat hair. I think that helps. He gets extra points for having the cuties to daughter. Shane here. What are we saying? We have three woodcutters from Victoria. One from Romsey and one from Ben Stole. -- Bairnsdale. Sunrise Weekend Weather - proudly brought to you by PoolWerx. On the regional fly-around - fine in Cairns. Fine in Mt Isa. Early fog then fine in Bundaberg. Mostly fine, with a possible showers for Brisbane. In New South Wales - a few showers for Coffs Harbour. A few showers for Dubbo. Showers in Sydney. A few showers in Canberra. And clearing showers here in Deniliquin. Clearing showers in Mildura. for Melbourne will be morning rain, then showers. Possible afternoon shower in Launceston. And clearing showers in Hobart. A few showers in Mount Gambier. 17 degrees in Adelaide. Sunny in Alice Springs. Sunny for Darwin. And in WA - partly cloudy in Albany. Cloudy periods in Perth. Sunny in Broome. Possible showers for Exmouth. Axe men, get ready. Go! Talk us through this. They are cutting in a pattern. One on the top and then over the other side. Cutting the front. Dunlop shoes. Are they seen as the issue of choice? Exactly. They have got a steel toe inside them. No, they have not. They are a soft shoe. Basically, if you cut them, they are only $28 a pair. The FT will grow back. How long have we got? There we go! The Volleys have taken it out. $28 for the Volleys. $28,000 for the microsurgery. Well, we know it's a massive weekend for footy fans. Our sports man Simon Reeve has all the latest. Thank you, old man. I'm joined by Mark Beretta and 2-time premiership winning captain of Geelong Tom Harley And Parramatta Eels legend Nathan Hindmarsh, live from the Sydney Children's Hospital in Randwick. Beretts, any love for the Pies outside the MCG right now? I am already in trouble from what I said last said last time. Big numbers here, certainly in the members' stand. It is going to be pretty even. Tom, rain is a big factor. Both sides like it. What is the bottom line? Geelong have bigger experienced bodies but if you look at it statistically, Collingwood had the best contested positions. It is a toss of the coin. An epic. A great battle. A possible blow-out either way. 11 winds each. Not a blow-out. Five of the last seven have been blow-outs. I cannot see it happening. When they played each other earlier, it was slightly in favour of Collingwood but as a Geelong person, that is not the case. It is going to be great. Steve Johnson. Any news? Will he be left until just before the match? I think just before. I thought I'd let him have a sleep in. He looked OK at training. Competitive work. He will not be putting his hand up. Who should we keep our eyes on? Jimmy Bartel. He plays all his great 40 in the wet. -- footy. To Randwick now and Nathan, you've played both the teams during the season. Will it be a win for the Eagles or the Warriors? I'm going to have to go Manly just because of their preparation. Glenn Stewart is back. I think the Grand Final experience will get them across tomorrow. The Warriors have done incredibly. To have lost the match against Brisbane and come back so hard and get to to the Grand Final, it is a tremendous performance. It is a good effort. Especially when they knocked of Melbourne. Tories played strongly. They're lucky to be in the Grand Final. You have a good reason for being at a hospital. We're here visiting the kids. A lot of these kids cannot go out for the Grand Final so we are here today and will put a smile on their faces. We are cooking a nice barbecue. I might pop along their shortly. You are a fine fellow and a lot of work for charity. Thank you for being with us. More strike misery is on the way for Qantas passengers as unions push for baggage handlers and ground staff to hold further industrial action next week. Workers walked off the job, causing delays yesterday before the Engineers Association followed suit. So, how long can this go on? Olivia Wirth joins me now from Qantas. Good morning, Olivia. There's now talk of a possible 24-hour strike. How long will your passengers have to put up with this? We're hoping the unions stop this type of action, it is unhelpful. 84,000 people travelling yesterday for school holidays and the for school holidays and the finals. It is very unhelpful. Unfortunately, the union not only took action yesterday that they will take action next Friday, one of the last days of the school holidays and more families and kids travelling. Unhelpful. The union is asking for 15% over three years and a guarantee of job security. You say you have reached your ceiling. Who is going to bend? That is what negotiations are about. 15% over three years is only one of three years is only one of 36 claims. There is a whole of the range of things they are requesting. It is not sustainable. They want an increase in superannuation and days of for union members so what is a negotiation we are committed to. Give and take his needed. We are a very good employer. The baggage handlers, represented by the union, are paid 12% more than their Virgin counterparts. We asked the unions to come back to the table. But the workers don't feel like they are getting a good deal if they are taking strike action. That is one point, absolutely, and they feel this action will influence the outcome. The reality is it will outcome. The reality is it will not. The best thing to do is to indicate to their union leaders to come back to the negotiation table. That is the only way we will get an agreement. What can passengers do to avoid the worst of this? Qantas is doing everything possible. 84,000 people travelled with us yesterday. Contingency work forces. Yesterday, the average delay was only 22 minutes. We're doing everything possible and we apologise to our passengers. We know it is frustrating and we appreciate their loyalty and will make sure this ends soon. We do not want this action any more than they do. Olivia Wirth, thank you. I am rights next year. I am your win the man. Much more still to come this morning on Weekend Sunrise including - pollie payrise - our MPs set for a big salary boost but do they deserve it? And what happened to the old-fashioned chinwag? 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It tries either state or local or federal. There is only one place to work. Money is not why you wanted to do what. It may be a deterrent to some people to enter, those who may want to enter. If you want it badly and that's what you believe in, you will do it. And Canberra is fantastic. Did think that now, in this sort of state, that people are thinking about giving themselves more or is insane. They're paid very well. They have a great light stop. I think we often bag politicians unnecessarily. They do work a lot harder than most people give them credit. There is some dead wood in there but they work extremely hard for what is a limited pay but certainly, while the Treasury is asking everyone to tighten their belts, this is a crazy one. It is not a good look. We need to pay them more but they also need to be accountable more. If we are going to get a better calibre of person, as a business person, we need people have run businesses to work in government so they can apply themselves and understand a realities of life because a lot of them live and breathe and grow up in Canberra and never beat the austere climate of candour and cannot understand that the reality of running a business is different. I would like to see more money. It is a ridiculous time to be doing it and not a good look but if we could get a better cataloguer a person in there, you're going to attract more if you have more money but we need checks and balances and no blasted credit cards. The American system can revolve around the cult of personality and it is very show business but what you're saying about business experience is true of the American Congress. A great number of people in bed do not need the money because they are all ready independently wealthy. They wanted to be public servants. If you really want to get into it for the right reasons, money should not be a part of it. But it should not be a deterrent. A I'm not sure it is. Just because you're on $1 million a year. It is actually $2 million. It is a long life, 24 hours a day. You can enter politics at 45 or 50. What you're saying is, you want people who go out there like Malcolm Turnbull and make a billion dollars. And Jeff Kennett. He's a little crazy. He was a brilliant politician, he saved Victoria and turned it around. I wished he was working in federal politics. You should tell that to the school teachers who reached their at the time. Moving on, women would rather text their friends than talk to them. That's if you believe new research which also found they see Smartphones as their "link to the world". Prue, are you a texter? Are used it to get things done quickly. I do not like to spend time on the phone. I say what I need this day and I get off. Get out. There are some people who are isolated who do not have a lot of contact and need the phone. I do not believe this research. Texting is really handy. I'm concerned about younger people who spend their lives on smart phones and have lost the ability to communicate with each other. Verbally, which would be a nice thing to encourage. If you text the wrong way, you would have to write an essay every time. It takes me hours. I find it interesting that women don't to brevity in the same way men do. That stuff, yeah. No worries. Sorry, cheek, I would be able to make it... I don't like how are you? I think it's ridiculous. I saw a psychologist the other day who says the way rue refuse to have interpersonal communication these days will change the nature of our brains. I think it is a dangerous trend. The nature of my change is being changed right now by the producer who was screaming at me. 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I think any time you have a performance you're not proud of, you do everything you can following that to not let that happen again. David Pocock comes back for the Wallabies after his back injury. Have -- James is at the Denny ute muster. You wanted a mullet, you got it. The ute is like the anti- mullet. A ute is all work at the back and a party at the front. You up from the juices racing team. The connection between cheeses and ute's. -- Jesus and utes. Jesus Christ was a carpenter. Tradesmen drive utes. There is the connection. If you go to the Roman Colosseum period. Chariots. People ask what it is like going to the master? It is like when the Christians get run into the middle of the Coliseum. That is what the race team is all about, mixing with the community. People do not expect Christians to do what we do. The championship is that the master later this morning. -- at the muster. Sunrise Weekend Weather - proudly brought to you by PoolWerx. Fine in Cairns. 27 in Brisbane. Showers in Sydney. 13 degrees in Canberra. Showers for Melbourne. In Hobart, showers. Clearing showers in Adelaide. Cloudy in Perth. Sunny in Darwin. Alice Springs, sunny 26 degrees. Let's take it away. Seatbelts on. In the championship, one. Is given a... We might need a push. One point for a circle. It is pretty slippery. It has been raining here all night. It is hard, isn't it? That is very muddy. I should have eaten more Macca's. Can you imagine how much worse that is going to get rid the day? It is going to get better and better and better. That is a full circle. And at a slow speed, that is amazing. Divine intervention. You could say he nailed it, no pun intended. We are back here in Deniliquin tomorrow. James disappeared yeah. We lost him. You look for the manual on how to change a tyre and you find a Gideon Bible in the glove box. With hits like 'Shine', 'Absolutely Everybody' and 'Mr Mysterious', Van Am, or, Vanessa Amorosi, is a force to be reckoned with. She's teamed up with industry heavyweights like Mary J. Blige and Rob Thomas. And will soon perform at the AFL Grand Final. Music guru Molly Meldrum sat down with Vanessa for a one-on-one. Mo-Mel? OK, thanks, Monique and Andrew. We are here sitting at my house, getting very nervous, I might add. Miss Vanessa Amorosi, nervous for a couple of reasons because you're trekking off to the MCG to sing the national anthem, the Grand Final between Geelong and Collingwood, Pam always a bit rattled in those big stadium gigs. -- I am. Secondly it is a big, big day for football. Let's go right back to 1999, you were such a young girl. Yes, my first single came out, have a look and it's been such a whirlwind mission up until this point and 2000 the Olympics. Over 2 million record sales. As we said, a fifth studio album. Tell us about it. Well, this new record is so different from the past records. I am more open, honest, I definitely feed off my fans. I think they've educated me more than anything because I get such an honest song. I I'm ready When 'This Is Who I Am' came out, I I'm ready script that's it was the first time I had written lyrics and not gone back over rewriting and then when I got the reaction back from people, saying "It meant something to me," and it was a turning point for my career. Do you love touring and being on the road? I LOVE touring. That's the icing on the cake for me. Once I do the labour of getting the art together, it's like, gigging is the party. I get to celebrate with people that embrace me and that's my favourite part. I love singing live. Who do you love working with and collaborating with? I love collaborating with any artist, full stop. And I love learning, full stop. An artist that I have collaborated with that have changed my world would have been definitely Mary J. Blige. She changed my world and I was a massive fan of hers, I was completely nervous and I couldn't even communicate that day. After the Grand Final today, you're meeting up with Meatloaf. Yes. Have you been a fan of Meat Loaf? Oh, yeah, a huge fan because he is such an emotional soul-baring singer when he sings it's like the whole soul just oozes out. And as an artist I really related to that because that's what essentially I do you know, I get to explode through my vocal. So I'm very excited about that one. Can you fill us in on what your dress is going to look like today? I'm thinking it is going to be something 'padazz' and out there. I think I'll stick with, away with all the colours. Do you think I can do fluorescent green or something? I I'm ready script that's -- great voice. Yes. After the break - banking on your body - the A-listers insuring their legs, hair and even their middle fingers. (GRUNTS) (CRASH!) VOICEOVER: When you use Easy Off Bam Grime & Soap Scum on tough stains,

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