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(generated from captions) average Aussies can only dream of. with a wage increase avoids a life sentence. Anger in Melbourne, as Tony Mokbel 5-year-old girl go in the water? But would you let your on field, and off. The competition heats up 'caise I'd do anything, # Give it one more try No, you won't let me # in full. See her new music video first, (SONG) # Reach out for the sunrise # Reach out for the sunrise. # this is Sunrise on Seven. Right across Australia, Kochie and Mel. From Brekky Central, Good morning. , Good to have your company this morning. I think we are all big fans ever Karise Eden. Her voice is remarkable. It's such a different voice. Also coming up - a flying hand from the 'Jetman'. the London Olympic torch relay gets But did the flame go out? , That's the big question. We will find out. Let's get under way with national from the latest from the news to face a backlash Federal MPs are expected pay rise within three months. after they received their second the inflation rate. that's almost double will rise $14,000 Prime Minister Julia Gillard's pay will take home an extra $10,000. while Opposition Leader Tony Abbott $106 a week. A backbencher will get an extra In contrast, receive an extra $17 from this week. Australia's lowest paid workers will possible links between three fires Police are investigating in Adelaide overnight. a community hall was set alight Crews responded after in the north-east suburb of Glynde. police began a search of the area. As they fought to contain the blaze, and charged them both with arson. They arrested two men They're also being questioned earlier in the evening. over two nearby fires There's been no damage reported rocked New Zealand's North Island after a large earthquake overnight. off the west coast The magnitude 7 quake struck at a depth of 230km. but no tsunami warnings were issued. A smaller aftershock followed the Bay of Plenty and Christchurch. The quake was felt as far away as is facing up to 45 years in jail Convicted triple murderer Max Sica and her younger siblings. for the deaths of his ex-girlfriend man guilty of killing Neelma Singh, A jury yesterday found the Brisbane and her 12-year-old sister Sidhi, her younger brother Kunal, at their home in 2003. Sica will be sentenced tomorrow. in Queensland Supreme Court history. His criminal trial was the longest drug baron Australia's most notorious of a 30-year sentence behind bars. has spent the first night 22 years in prison without parole Tony Mokbel will serve at least largest drug empires. for heading one of Australia's Mokbel's actions as unbelievable, Justice Simon Whelan described a life sentence saying he only avoided because he pleaded guilty. to attend rallies Thousands of miners are expected in Western Australia today Enterprise Migration Agreements. opposing the Federal Government's Unions will hold protests in Perth of Karratha and Port Hedland. and in the Pilbara mining towns covered by the scheme The first project iron ore development is Gina Rinehart's Roy Hill will be hired. where 1,700 foreign workers meet Australia's skill shortage. Unions want locals trained to help largest banks has resigned The CEO of one of Britain's of an interest-rate fixing scandal. with the fallout more than $450 million Barclays has been fined its competitors' rates. for lying about has announced British Prime Minister David Cameron into the banking sector. a parliamentary investigation is calling for a judge-led inquiry. But Opposition Leader Ed Miliband China has announced being served at official banquets. it will ban shark-fin soup from and sought-after delicacy in China The dish is an expensive but its popularity has been blamed in global shark populations. for a sharp decline three years to implement properly. Officials say the ban could take Still ahead this Sunrise - a massive pay rise do our pollies really deserve comes in? just days after the carbon tax But first, here's Kochie. In finance news: A pretty good night on overseas markets, up to a two year high, pretty slow trading because of 4th July, shortened week. Good factory orders out of US helped things along. To our region, Japan closed up 63 points. The All Ords and ASX 200 after that Reserve Bank up 63 points. The All Ords and the decision, just down 6 and 5 points. Yesterday, was the first Tuesday of the month. Of course that Reserve Bank board meeting today. the month. Of course that was They have left the official cash rate on hold at 3. rate on hold at 3.5% rate on hold at 3.5%. The cash rate is at the lowest level in 2. is at the lowest level in 2.5 years. Guy is at the lowest level in 2.5 years. is at the lowest level in 2.5 Years what the Reserve Bank was saying about the economy, what did they have to say? Look, it was quite interesting. I think they were relatively down beat on the European prospects. They said that we have seen substantial shift in policy in Europe but at the same time, there was still looking at the down side adversaries beings to Europe. That highlighted that they are willing to cut rates even further over the next few months if they believe it'sness. Interestingly, looking at the Interestingly, looking at

domestic economy, they did highlight that unemployment remains relatively low. They see a modest pick up in activity but it's a matter of activity but

sitting on the sidelines, getting a better gauge and we did see in those building approvals numbers yesterday that they rebounded quite you substantially so I think we are seeing early signs that consumers and businesses are shifting their stance, given the rate cuts that have taken place. Certainly for home owners, don't rule further rate cuts because there is potentially one more around the corner. Thank you, Savanth. Time for sport with Beretts. Petero Civoniceva is ready Retiring Maroons legend one last time to rip in for his state against the Blues in Brisbane. in tonight's Origin decider 36-year-old Civoniceva will be vital for a record seventh series win. to Queensland's quest and need to get physical. We're not going to be stupid about it It's not about bashing people and things like that, it's about being aggressive aggressive mentally as well as

The Blues insist they won't be intimidated and will do whatever it takes to win the series. Richmond's Daniel Jackson will miss the next two weeks after failing to beat a striking charge at the AFL Tribunal last night. Jackson was unable to convince the panel that his blow to Adelaide's Chris Knights was unintentional. The Tribunal verdict caps off a horror 24 hours for the Tigers who have lost Tyrone Vickery, Dylan Grimes and Jake King to injury. Stage three of the Tour de France has been marred by a series of heavy crashes. GreenEDGE rider Simon Gerrans got tangled in a barbed-wire fence but kept going to finish the stage. A third crash caused chaos in the closing stages as Tour debutant youngster Peter Sagan claimed his second stage victory. Cadel Evans has moved from eighth to seventh overall and remains 17 seconds behind yellow jersey holder Fabian Cancellara. , I know the players at port Adelaide, to ride into a Barbed wire fence and to keep going. Signingling prangs in the middle of that are just horrific to watch, aren't they? It puts you off riding. Cadel nicely placed. Moving in beautifully. Now to today's weather. Sunrise Weather brought to you by Beacon Lighting's Stocktake Sale. With some items less than half price, get in bright and early. Shop online or in-store now. A big hello to the people in Canberra this morning. It is currently 4. currently 4.5 degrees. It's above 0, that's pretty good. Minus 4. Minus 4.5 degrees. Zip. Keep under the Don why. Still to come - pollies get a pay rise just in time for the carbon tax. Plus, beauty with purpose and extreme determination. The pageant winner who kept competing despite broken bones. And up, up and away for the Olympic torch as the 'Jetman' takes hold of the flame for London. VOICEOVER: New from Air Wick - a glowing candle that gently changes colour to create an enchanting mood. Its delicate aroma will captivate you and brighten your world. The new Air Wick Multicolour Candle. SONG: # Whoo-hoo-hoo! # What would you change if you won $10 million this Thursday? Powerball - the power to change it all. Grab an entry today. SONG: # Whoo-hoo-hoo! # VOICEOVER: Kmart has truckloads of toys at low prices. This 160GB Sony PS3 console with 3-D Blu-ray capability and wireless controller for $229. Irresistibly low prices on everything every day? ALL: OK! For business or leisure car rental, Red Spot offers drive-off inclusive drive-away rates with no hidden extras. The pay packets of our politicians are in the headlines again. While most people struggle with the added cost of the carbon tax, our pollies are getting a 3% rise this week. That's almost double the inflation rise and comes on top of a boost of almost $1,000 a week they received back in March. Prime Minister Julia Gillard's salary rises $14,000 to just over $495,000 a year. Mr Abbott pockets an extra $10,000 to more than $352,000 annually. A backbencher's annual salary goes to more than $109,000, with an extra $106 a week, In contrast, Australia's lowest paid workers have received an extra $17 a week, meaning the minimum wage is $31,500 each year. , Australia's lowest paid workers have just received an extra $ just received an extra $17 a week from this week. We will get reaction to the latest pay rise from our politicians later in Sunrise. In the meantime, have your say. Go to the Soapbox. Here's Mel. the Olympic torch soared to new heights overnight. It's been carried above Britain's National Space Centre by a high-flying daredevil. Rob Osborne has more. No, you are not imagining it. This really is a man, carrying Olympic Torch. really is a man, carrying the American stuntman, Nick Macomber, delivering the Olympic flame in style at the National Space Centre in Leicester. This is what I do and the relay and hold that thing is just exciting. It shoots steam out of the nozzle so fast that it will give you lift. So I get about 23 seconds, I can go a quarter mile. It goes 80 miles per hour and it's 800 horse power strapped to your back. Even on day 35, the public appetite for the torch relay is strong, although as it continues its journey to London, it's hard to imagine how this sight can be topped. It's pretty Rob Osborne reporting there. Still ahead this Sunrise - Malcolm in the 'Giggle'. Download files onto this then put them in your pocket and bicycle them to your next address. He takes a swipe at the National Broadband Network with a humorous online clip. But is he funny? And the 5-year-old swimming with sharks. Her mum and dad are copping it. So would you let your kids go in the water?

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At Youi, we get what you expect from us. Call us on 136 836 or go to youi.com.au and see for yourself. so we are celebrating with street parties across the country. Friday, we are live from Hawthorn in Melbourne with a free breakfast and live performances from Johnny Ruffo. # Top of the world. # Timomatic. # Can you feel it. # And Justice Crew. # Boom, boom, boom. # Head to our website for more details and help us celebrate 10 years of waking up with friends. Only on Sunrise, Friday. We'd love to see you there. You'll find us at Central Gardens, Henry Street, Hawthorn. There's a map with details on how to get there on our website. , Bring your footy. That's a good idea. We know what you're doing in the commercial breaks. Making headlines this morning is Malcolm Turnbull. The Shadow Communications Minister has taken a swipe at the information kits that explain the rollout of the National Broadband Network. In a YouTube clip, Mr Turnbull pokes fun at the special pens, USB stick and newspapers that come with the kit. You can give away pens to people who haven't got the NBN so they can keep writing letters to each other. We have got some USB sticks, these are very good if you don't have the NBN and aren't likely to have it any time soon because you download on to this and put them in your time soon because you download files pocket and bicycle them to your next address. If you are waiting 10 years for the NBN, this is not a bad thing to do. This is where the newspaper industry will be relieved, far from being a threat, the NBN is going into the newspaper business. Most of this box is filled with 350 of the NBN's own newspaper. this box is filled with 350 copies It's very funny. The NBN will take until 2021, to reach 93% of Aussie homes. Has he got a point? Has he made it by using humour. got a point? Has he made it by using humour.? It's a little bit better than singing. What is with pollies this week. Craig Emerson breaking into song. Is this what pollies have to do to put their head above the rest, they have to to do something to get ore oi to do something to get ore to do something to get ore our to do something to get ore to do something to get ore our attention? This time yesterday, we spoke about Indonesia announcing the arrest of an alleged people smuggler. The announcement came just hours before the country's president and Prime Minister Julia Gillard, held talks in Darwin, on issues including people smuggling. Here's a reminder of what we said. Julia Gillard will say,

"Well, the arrest shows the Indonesians are doing their bit". That's right - the collaboration. Why don't you write this morning and then we'll compare it this afternoon. The two nations working hand-in-hand to beat people smuggling. Yesterday afternoon, Julia Gillard stood side-by-side, shoulder-to-shoulder, with the Indonesian President to say this. I welcome the strong cooperation we have with Indonesia on people smuggling, including Indonesia's law enforcement effort against people smuggling syndicates. For the record ux the alleged people smuggling king pin is a 19-year-old Afghan smuggling king pin is a 19-year-old Afghan national. He has organised two boat voyages that has resulted in the deaths of many asylum seekers. If it wasn't such a serious serious issue, it would be funny. We are being treated like a jeeuck with this. Kids and their mobiles are in the news, with new figures showing half of Aussie kids have their own mobile phone. But at what age should you give your child a phone? Sunrise parenting expert Doctor Michael Carr-Gregg reckons maturity should be the deciding factor, not age. He'll explain that later in the show. But in the meantime, tell us, how old should kids be to have a mobile? , I know we have done this before, I know people have said if they are catching a bus, or walking a long distance home. We distance home. We have some friends whose friends have started to take the train to school, they have oooh got it How on did we survive going to school on the train. You tell us where a phone box is. Not many on a train. Years ago, there were phone boxes everywhere, I used mine all the with reverse charges, requested dad, can you come and get me." everywhere, I used mine all the time

There are people around, like everyone is not an xachlt murderer in the street. I think we have got this idea that they are unsafe if they can't talk to us ever minute. And how old should kids be before they swim with sharks? An American couple is going viral with a clip of their 5-year-old daughter swimming with sharks during a family holiday to the Bahamas. They're reef, lemon and nurse sharks and they're apparently low on the aggression scale. The company running the swim-with-sharks service says it's been doing it for 20 years without incident. But the couple is being criticised for letting their 5-year-old in the water. Would you let your kid swim with sharks? Depending on how they have been for the rest of the rest of the day. I don't know enough about sharks. Maybe these are mean looking fish, I don't know. Grey nurse have teeth, don't they. Some of them just have gums. Let us know if you are a shark expert, would you do that? The of the handleder's jacket there expert, would you do that? The back isn't a good look. It's like going shark diving with shark diving with the Hells Angels. But next, news, sport and weather together. You're watching Sunrise on the Seven Network.

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# But you won't let me # You won't let me # I don't want to say good by # News time now though, here's Nat. A 14-year-old boy has been killed in a car crash at Rossmore in Sydney's south-west. The teenager was a passenger in a Holden Commodore that was being driven by an 18-year-old man. It lost control and rolled at 9:30 last night, . It narrowly missed another vehicle before it rolled in a paddock. The driver is in hospital in a stable condition. Our Federal MPs have been handed another pay rise just months after salaries were boosted by $44,000. As families begin to feel the impact of the carbon tax, the Independent Remuneration Tribunal has awarded our politicians a 3% pay increase. That will see backbenchers get an extra $106 a week and the Prime Minister's salary increased by more than $14,000. Convicted triple murderer Max Sica is facing up to 45 years in jail after being found guilty of brutally murdering his ex-girlfriend and her younger siblings. The 42-year-old will be sentenced tomorrow

following Queensland's longest Supreme Court trial. Shirley Singh broke down in court as the verdict was handed down. Outside, she spoke of her three children. Horrible visions come to your head. Horrible visions when you are told somebody... a jury yesterday found Max Sica guilty of three counts of murder. His parents were overwhelmed. Of course he's innocent, he was home. I know my son, my son is an innocent man! I know my son! In 2003, Sica reported the murder of his former girlfriend, Neelma Singh, and her siblings Kunal and Sidhi, to police. How long have you been there, sir? Sica always claimed he found their bodies inside their Brisbane home and played no part in their deaths. But after sitting through 100 witnesses and more than 500 exhibits, a jury yesterday found him guilty. Justice John Byrne thanked police for their dedication to the 9-year case. Everyone played a role in ensuring no stone was left unturned to present a strong case to the jury. But what they didn't hear was details about Sica's history. He spent nine years in jail for arson after a rampage in 1990 and was still on parole when the Singh siblings were murdered. Sica will be sentenced tomorrow with prosecutors asking he serve a minimum of 45 years. His legal team says he will appeal the decision. Indonesian authorities say a 19-year-old Afghan national has confessed to planning two boat voyages to Australia last month, that led to the deaths of nearly 100 asylum seekers. Officials say he also admitted organising three other successful trips. The news follows Julia Gillard's talks with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono yesterday. They've agreed to work more closely to crack down on people smuggling. Residents in a Western Sydney street have been told it could be months before they get insurance for their flooded homes. Up to 15 properties were inundated yesterday when a water main burst in Glemnore Park sending a torrent of water down Westerly Way. There was water all though our lounge room, by that time we looked outside and basically we panicked. Crews worked well into last night repairing damage to the pipe. Some residents have been told they cant return to their homes until the clean-up is finished. The International Criminal Court has requested Libya hand over all evidence against Australian lawyer Melinda Taylor as it begins its own investigation into spying claims. Ms Taylor was finally reunited with her family yesterday after almost a month's detention. Today we had a long conversation with her on the phone and she is coping very well. Ms Taylor and 3 of her International Criminal Court colleagues were accused of spying in Libya after meeting with their client, Saif al-Islam, At least 25 people have been killed and 70 injured by a truck bomb in central Iraq. The blast ripped through a crowded market 160km south of Baghdad. Women and children were among the victims. Local officials believe al-Qaeda is responsible for the attack which coincided with an annual Shiite Muslim celebration. Britain's Defence Force has confirmed it's installing missiles around London to protect the Olympic Games against an air strike. It follows months of protests by residents living close to the planned missile bases. Two apartment blocks are among the sites being used because they provide the best vantage points across the Olympic complex. The government says it's leaving nothing to chance. In finance news: A good night on Wall Street. It was a shortened trading day ahead of the 4th July, public holidays. There were some US factory orders, showing maybe the economy is recovering slowly and steadily. Not so good news for Greece. The new government has revised its economic contraction. They reckon the Greek economy will contract by 7-8% this year. It's just awful figures. More for their argument to eurozone leaders that they need growth rather than more austerity to get out of their than more austerity to get out of their troubles. Not a bad need for commodities across the board. Time for sport. Blues coach Ricky Stuart is adamant his side won't be intimidated by the Maroons or a hostile Brisbane crowd in tonight's Origin decider. Stuart's confident he has the team to end Queensland's 6-year domination of the interstate series. He's backing his players to thrive in what'll be an intense atmosphere. You gotta enjoy the moment, enjoy Origin, enjoy the hostility. The only way you can take the crowd out of it is by playing well. Maroons coach Mal Meninga believes Johnathan Thurston is primed to deliver a series-winning performance. Carlton president Stephen Kernahan has refused to guarantee that besieged coach Brett Ratten will see out the season. Ratten's future has been the subject of intense debate ahead of Friday night's encounter with ladder-leaders Collingwood. But if Ratten's job is on the line, he certainly isn't showing it. He hasn't flinched at all. He has been the same today, the same as he was last week, the same as he was 10 weeks ago. He is vibrant and energetic. The Blues have lost 4-straight matches. Defending women's champion Petra Kvitova has been knocked out of Wimbledon. The Czech lost her quarterfinal in straight sets to Serena Williams who's now just two wins away from a fifth Wimbledon crown. Local hope Andy Murray booked his place in the quarterfinals with a straight-sets victory over Marin Cilic. R

big tonight at Wimbledon tonight. You can see it the the the action live on seven tonight. Let's check the weather. Sunrise Weather brought to you by Beacon Lighting's Stocktake Sale. With some items less than half price, get in bright and early. Shop online or in-store now. A slow-moving low is maintaining cold south-westerly winds causing light showers and alpine snow. A weak trough is bringing the showers to South Australia. A high is keeping the rest of the nation mostly dry. Brisbane, fine. Partly cloudy tomorrow. Showers later in the week. Windy with possible showers in Sydney. Showers tomorrow and onwards. Early frost and fog in Canberra. Partly cloudy tomorrow. , It's now minus 6. It's now minus 6.1. Good luck with scraping the ice off the wind Mostly sunny on Friday and for the weekend. Melbourne, a few showers. Showers tomorrow and on Friday. Sunny on the weekend. Possible showers clearing in Hobart. Some cloud cover tomorrow. The chance of an early shower on Friday. Mostly fine on the weekend. Adelaide, partly cloudy. Mostly sunny tomorrow and onwards. Sunny in Perth. Clear skies tomorrow. Showers later in the week. Sunny and windy in Darwin. Mostly fine until Sunday. , I've got a quick suggestion, we are

doing our street party doing our street party in Melbourne, why don't we do next week in Darwin. Organise that, Mel. I will get on to Let's give away some cash. # Call me, call me # On the line, call me, call me any, anytime. # To kick start the new financial year, we have 10 grand up for grabs every day in the new Sunrise Call! To enter, just ring: and register or send a text to: with your name and address. Entries close at 4:30pm eastern time. If we dial your number tomorrow, you'll need to pick up within five rings and give us the correct codeword when we ask for it. We'll reveal one each morning after 8:00. And don't go away because we'll call today's winner in the next 60 minutes. After the break the long-range weather forecast as experts predict a return to El Nino. Plus, the teeth-whitening rip-off. The toothpastes that'll leave a bad taste in your mouth. , The five-year-old Australian girl taking on America's American beauty pageant. Why she has outraged critics. Good morning, everyone, today we are coming to you from the strawberry region of South-East Queensland where the crop is looking sweeter than ever. Yesterday we caught up with Andrew, for the latest. We have been growing strawberries for 2 generation, it is a very good place to grow strawberry, our soils are a sandy loom soil. The flavour is good in all of them. Of course, all our strawberries come with our fresh or free guarantee. This morning's top tip, wash them before slicing off the stalks to prevent water getting into the fruit. That's what is, today the Woollies, Millions of Australians have recently been provided with an initial payment to help with everyday expenses through the Australian Government's Household Assistance Package. Now, if you're an individual taxpayer earning less than $80,000 a year, you'll benefit from the next part of this package through tax cuts. From the 1st of July 2012, you'll pay less tax, with the tax-free threshold tripling to $18,200. Also, if you currently receive a government payment for families and parents, seniors or individuals, increases to payments will come into effect between March next year and early 2014. For more information on how it might assist you, visit australia.gov.au The new RAMS Saver account has one of the highest rates out there. 5.75%. And you can sign up easily online. Small effort, big gain. (CLICKS TONGUE) Visit: Bonus conditions - each month deposit $200 and make no withdrawals. (SINGS OPERATICALLY) # Meatball... # Pizza Sub... # BMT! # MAN: The $7 Subway Footlong subs Italian trio. The classic Pizza Sub with cheese, Magnifico Meatballs with cheese. And, for a limited time, the brilliant Italian BMT Melt is also just $7 at Subway Restaurants. You know that when you come here, it's every day lowest prices. You are going to get the best price that you can possibly get. Nobody can beat Bunnings on price. We guarantee it. Stormwater pipes, only $12.90 each. Makita electric chainsaw, $167. Outdoor cafe blinds, $68 each. Seagrass doormats, two for just $4. If you happen to find a cheaper price on a stocked item, we'll beat it by 10%. We have the lowest prices every day. SONG: # Bunnings Warehouse! # Lowest prices are just the beginning. , Exclusive to you will only see her rhyme here on There are a few, we are releasing details about his concert a little bit later on. We are going to tell you how to get tickets tomorrow. Keep watching. I promise you we will let you know. All the information tomorrow. You won't miss out. tomorrow. You won't miss out The weather pattern responsible for bringing drought to Australia is likely to make a return this year. Forecasts are indicating that another El Nino is likely to develop in spring. So after two years of record rain and floods the weather is set to take a very big turn. Australia's last El Nino was during the summer of 2009. I'm joined now by senior meteorologist at the Weather Channel, Tom Saunders. Good morning. Tom, what does El Nino typically mean? The Weather Channel, we have within watching the Pacific ocean over of the last few months, just over the last few week, the sea temperatures have now passed El Nino so we do have El Nino conditions in place. Now they are more than half a degree warmer than normal. That has a dra dramatic effect on global weather conditions. It means drier weather is expected across the earn half of the country. Just remind us of how dry things were in 2009, Australia biggest drouts also occur during El Nino conditions. The last one was 2009. The north territory and Queensland was hardest hit. and Queensland was hardest hit. The one before that was 2006, southern parts of the country had record low rainfall. So as I've said, we have had two - you've said as well, record rain and floods, does this mean that we could have another drought? Develop i El Nino conditions increases the chances of drought. We are also very concerned about bushfire, there has been substantial veg traigs, that has increased the fuel load. If you combine that with hot and dry weather, we could see devastating bushfires through spinning and summer. That's what frightens everybody the most. Tell us through winter and early spring. June rainfall was above average but it has started drying out through the inland parts of Australia. Because we do expect El Nino conditions to continue, that means below average rain for most of the country and above average maximum teps but the Weather Channel will be watching this very closely. Tune in, we will have regular updates on-air. Thank you, Tom, very much. We use it every day but certain toothpastes may leave a bad taste in your mouth this morning. Consumer watchdog Choice says and "micro-cleaning crystals" are misleading. And Australian's are paying more for marketing spin than real benefits when purchasing higher-priced toothpaste. Good morning. Clear We looked at 17 different tooth paits, we found like you said, a tartar control, terms that are regularly used and often they are appliesed to the most expensive ones but the active ingredient across the boards in these are the same, flouride and then a form of filed abrasive to remove the particles between your teeth and thickens, foaming agents. So you can see the price difference here between of the branded products. And then price difference here between some your home brands supermarket products. You can spend an extra $ products. You can spend an extra $2 or $ or $3 when it's relatively unnecessary to do so. Some of those Sensodine type ones. They are about $ They are about $8. The experts we spoke to, the tooth pace for sensitive teeth, is one to watch out for. We have now got a new market segment. That is for children over 6. Again, it's all about marketing and manufacturers creating a segment which doesn't really exist. They are wanting you, you can seat Spiderman and the big teeth. These tooth Paste comes with cartoon characters, it's all about the home having a few on the bench when you don't need it. S Just one for the whole family. I noticed none of the whitening, had a bleaching agent which is required for whitening. So what are you tips for Wight I have for Wight evening? I for Wight evening? for Wight even whitening. The number one thing, check that it has flouride in it. You don't need to go for the whitening. There is no bleaching agent. It will only surface levels. Consider the cheaper alternatives, we can see $ alternatives, we can see $2 or $ alternatives, we can see $2 or $3 difference between the branded products. Children over 6, they can use adult tooth pace and if use adult tooth pace use adult tooth pace taste, There you go. In a nutshell. Ingrid of. Thank you very much for joining us. Back to Kochie. A little girl is causing a big stir over plans for her to compete in American beauty pageants. It's hoped 5-year-old Bridget will make it big in Texas. But as Seven News reporter Christie Cooper discovered, critics say she's far too young. She's a little girl with giant ambitions. I love pageants. Fake eyelashes, hair extensions, fake tan and make-up And then back to the middle for your Miss America turn. Good girl. Bridget Williams and her mum, Sheridan, practise every day and every night for her beauty pageant contests. Talent, swimwear, snow wear, swimwear. She's already competed in around a dozen. We wanted to find a way we could help her show her personality and tame that in a disciplined way. Sheridan now believes Bridget's outgrown her opportunities here in Australia so the pair is off to America. Bridget's already won a $5,000 modelling contract here in Australia. But now she's got her sights set on a pageant in Texas where the winner takes home $10,000. But it's outraged opponents of child beauty pageants. Little girls don't need to be taught how to strut and to preen and to flirt for judges. Being beautiful isn't the most important thing for us. We just want Bridget to try hard. She's five years old. She cannot make those judgments for herself. She needs responsible and wise adults in her life. , Kristy Cooper reporting there. do you reckon. I am Boeing out. I'm Boeing Kristy Cooper reporting there. What

I am Boeing out. I'm I am Boeing out. I am Boeing I am Bo bowing out of the girls' conversation. Mat ill today, my four-year-old granddaughter lives in Vietnam. Her birthday present was the full blown make-up thing to look like Cinderella with the dress and the make-up and the hair done and stuff like that. Is that any different to what these young girls are doing For the girls who love doing it, they love dressing up, then how do you stop them doing that? You can't do that? I suppose, the pressure for a competition is the big And flying them to America and putting them in a competition might competition is the big difference.

be just doing your local one, is it, I don't know. Let us know what you think. News is next. Then, slow down. The councils cutting the speed limits in residential streets to just 40km/h. And the death of a Hollywood legend. Andy Griffith passes away. Brian! Take a seat. Make yourself comfortable. (TOOTHBRUSH BUZZES) Um... I think it's probably about time that I got a de-raise. A what?! A de-raise. Well, if I earn less than $84,000, the government won't tax me hundreds of dollars for not having health insurance. You don't have health insurance? Go back to your desk right away, call yourself up and find a policy that's right for you. Huh? (TOOTHBRUSH BUZZES) It's your job! And you're not getting a de-raise. It's not even a word. Last year I saw my doctor about quitting. You know, smoking. He made it seem easier. It was my best attempt yet. It brought me closer to success. Now I'm ready to quit for good. So I'm going back to get his help. To nail it. If I can, you can too. VOICEOVER: If you're serious about quitting, go back to your doctor and:

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Moving on, and details of TomKat's pren-up have been released. Do you know how much Katie will make from the divorce? Bell,s basically, every since they were married five years a it has been alleged they signed a marriage contract. She was always supposed to get around 12 million unless she get around 12 million unless she had children in which she would get a couple of million more. It is looking like she will get $ looking like she will get $15 million. She is not asking for any more. That's why she prewhy she filed in New York, if you file in California, they are known for halving the assets. New York is pro-awarding sole custody which is really mainly what she wants. If she wins, sole custody, due to her argument over the Scientology agreement, against Tom Cruise, then she will get more money for child support but not more money in her bank. There is good news for Tom Cruise today. He was ranched number one on his birthday today, he is turning oochlt he was ranked number one on Forbes list in the highest paid actors in 2012, he paid $ paid actors in 2012, he paid $75 million, he has a flop million, he has a flop with a divorce, he is number one when it comes to the movie department. Bittersweet. Not short of a quid. You're watching Sunrise, here are the headlines. MPs get their own carbon tax compo with a wage increase average Aussies can only dream of. Anger in Melbourne, as Tony Mokbel avoids a life sentence. But would you let your 5-year-old girl go in the water? The competition heats up on field, and off. # No, you won't let me # You won't let me. # See her new music video first, in full.

(SONG) # Reach out for the sunrise # Reach out for the sunrise. # Right across Australia, this is Sunrise on Seven. From Brekky Central, Kochie and Mel. Hello again. Karise Eden's new video is coming up this hour. Also this morning - the London Olympic torch relay gets a flying hand from the 'Jetman'. So let's continue now with Nat and the latest from the Seven Newsroom. Some of the country's Federal MPs are describing their latest pay rise as embarrassing. They've been awarded a 3% increase on top of a $44,000 salary boost secured in March. It comes as families grapple with the Gillard Government's new carbon tax.

The combined pay rise will see the average politician earn almost $1,000 a week more than they did a year ago. A 14-year-old boy has been killed in a car crash in Sydney's south-west. The driver of the car was his 18-year-old step brother. Sunrise correspondent Edwina Bartholomew joins me now. Good morning, Eddy. What can you tell us about the crash?

, you can see the crime scene markers behind me where this car left the road and the tyre marks where police only removed the vehicle in the last hour. This is where the 14-year-old boy died. It's a long stretch of road, 15th avenue that connection Hoxton Park to cems ofs creek in Sydney's southwest. An 18-year-old was driving a Holden Commodore station wagon west bound when he lost control of the vehicle. Just a small bridge just here. can see in the paddock where the car left the road that it went for Just a small bridge just here. You

around 150 metres churning up the grass. As I said, the 14-year-old did die at the scene here. Emergency services and police were quick but not quick enough. The 18-year-old was taken to Liverpool hospital in a stable condition where police are waiting for the doctor's go ahead to talk to him. Breath test its and blood tests have been done. We blood tests have been done. We do know that the boys were related. We understand they are Step-Brothers and they were off to get some food, Nat. Thank you for the update, Eddy. Two men have been charged with arson after a fire ripped through a community hall in north-east Adelaide overnight. The pair was arrested in the suburb of Glynde shortly after the blaze broke out. Police are investigating whether the men are responsible for a shop fire and a fence fire earlier in the evening. Australia's most notorious drug baron has spent the first night of a 30-year sentence behind bars. Tony Mokbel will serve at least 22 years in prison without parole for heading one of Australia's largest drug empires. Justice Simon Whelan described Mokbel's actions as unbelievable, saying he only avoided a life sentence because he pleaded guilty. Convicted triple murderer Max Sica is facing one of the longest non-parole jail terms in Queensland history after he was found guilty of murdering his ex-girlfriend and her two younger siblings. Michelle Tapper joins me now from Brisbane. Good morning, Michelle. Max Sica will be back in court for sentencing tomorrow. What's he likely to get? , That's right, Nat. Maximum seek a will be will That's right, Nat. Maximum seek a That's right, Nat. Maximum seek That's right, Nat. Maximum That's right, Nat. Sica will be sentenced here tomorrow morning. He is expected to get 45 years in gaol, that's 15 years for each of the 3 murders. 20 years of that will be a non-parole period, but his legal team has said they will appeal the decision. When the verdict was read out yesterday, the judge asked Sica if he had anything to say, his response was " response was "I didn't kill no one and the Queensland justice system in corrupt." What is the reaction from the family? Well, as you can imagine, both families were emotionally charged yesterday. Shirley sing, yesterday. Shirley yesterday. Shirley Singh wasn't in the courtroom. She was a couple of floors down watching the verdict yesterday. Shirley Singh wasn't even

being read. She was rocking violently. Somebodying, shaking. She still carries with her horrible visions of her children's death. As for Sica's parents, they were completely overwhelmed by the verdict. There were very dramatic scenes outside the court and here is a look of what his mum had to say. I know - I was home. Even he was home. Let' go, baby. My son, That continued for at least half an hour, very dramatic, very emotionally charged and we are probably expecting more of that to come tomorrow morning as the sentencing happens here at Supreme Court. We will cross back to you for that. sentencing happens here at the

Thank you, Michelle. No major damage has been reported after a large earthquake rocked New Zealand's North Island last night. The magnitude 7 tremor struck off the coast, about 60km south-west of Opunake. It was followed by a smaller aftershock but no tsunami warnings were issued. is likely to make a return this year. Forecasters are indicating another El Nino will develop in spring, ending two years of record rain and floods. Just over the past week, the sea surface temperatures through the central equatorial pacific have now passed El Nino thresholds so we do have El Nino conditions in place. Australia's last El Nino was during the summer of 2009 when the Northern territory and Queensland Consumer Watchdog Choice says Australians are being ripped off when it comes to buying whitening toothpastes. After reviewing 17 toothpaste products Choice found none contained the bleaching agent required to physically alter the colour of teeth. , The active ingredients are the same,

flower identify and then a form ever mild abrasive, to remove the particles between particles between your teeth and then thickeners, foaming Choice says terms like "advanced whitening" and "multi-action" are misleading. Forget the big game tonight, this is the ultimate State of Origin decider. Plus, the 5-year-old swimming with sharks. Her mum and dad are copping it so would you let your kids go in the water? But first, here's Kochie. , It depends how annoying they are during the school holidays! during the school holidays!. It was a shortened trading session on a shortened trading session on Wall Street overnight ahead of the July 4 public holiday in the US. Up 72 points the daudge points the points daudge. The Reserve Bank kept interest rates on hold, There are predictions there could be a cut next month but that will depend on the inflation figure that comes out in the next week or so. So, TD securities gives a leading indicator on inflation which shows that it's still very much under control. Headline rate, 35 year

control. Headline rate, 35 control. Headline rate, 3. control. Headline rate, 3.5 - year low. In fact, below it low. In fact, below it. So a lot of the signs are that we could be in for a cut next month. Of course, they are focussed on Europe to see how that goes over the next couple of weeks too. Time for sport with Beretts. Retiring Maroons legend Petero Civoniceva is ready to rip in for his state one last time in tonight's Origin decider against the Blues in Brisbane. 36-year-old Civoniceva will be vital to Queensland's quest for a record seventh series win. The Maroons admit they've been out-muscled in the series and need to get physical. We're not going to be stupid about it It's not about bashing people and things like that, it's about being aggressive mentally as well as physically. The Blues insist they won't be intimidated and will do whatever it takes to win the series. Richmond's Daniel Jackson will miss the next two weeks after failing to beat a striking charge at the AFL Tribunal last night. Jackson was unable to convince the panel that his blow to Adelaide's Chris Knights was unintentional. The Tribunal verdict caps off a horror 24 hours for the Tigers who have lost Tyrone Vickery, Dylan Grimes and Jake King to injury. Stage three of the Tour de France has been marred by a series of heavy crashes. GreenEDGE rider Simon Gerrans got tangled in a barbed-wire fence A third crash caused chaos in the closing stages as Tour debutant youngster Peter Sagan claimed his second stage victory. Cadel Evans has moved from eighth to seventh overall and remains 17 seconds behind yellow jersey holder Fabian Cancellara. Now to today's weather. Sunrise Weather brought to you by Beacon Lighting's Stocktake Sale. With some items less than half price, get in bright and early. Shop online or in-store now. More now on the pay increases for our federal politicians. While most people struggle with the added cost of the carbon tax, our pollies are getting a 3% rise this week. That's almost double the inflation rate and comes on top of a boost of almost $1,000 a week which they received back in March. Prime Minister Julia Gillard sees her annual salary rise $14,000 to just over $495,000 a year. Opposition Leader Tony Abbott gets an extra $10,000 to more than $352,000 annually. A backbencher's annual salary goes to more than $190,000, with an extra $106 a week. In contrast, the minimum wage is now $31,500 each year. Australia's lowest paid workers have just received an extra $17 a week from this week. Greens Leader Christine Milne has criticised the rise, saying it's not appropriate given the government can't find an extra $50 a week for people struggling on the dole. So, what do you think? We'll get reaction to the latest pay rise for our politicians later this Sunrise but in the meantime, have your say. Here's Mel. Australia's most notorious drug baron has spent the first night of a 30-year sentence back behind bars. Tony Mokbel will serve at least 22 years in prison without parole for a string of drug-trafficking offences. The judge said the former fugitive only avoided a life sentence because he pleaded guilty. It brings an end to one of the longest-running sagas in Melbourne's underworld history. Sunrise correspondent Nick Etchells joins me now from outside Barwon prison. Good morning. Nick, it's been a long battle to bring him to justice, hasn't it? , Just backtrack for us and give us some details. Look, he really rose to prominence in the public mind in 2001, that's when he was first arrested for importing cocaine. It's been an immensely circuit us route he has taken to get to where he is now, finally being sentenced for what he has been doing this whole time. There was of course in 2006, where he skipped bail and took off overseas and saled to Greece. There were immense amounts of police resources poured into extra finding him and extraditing him. One of the most expensive extradition in police history most expensive extradition in police history in Australia as I understand it. So it has been an extremely long time but finally he is behind bars for the long haul. His lawyer has called for because of his heart attack, was His lawyer has called for leniency that taken into account. It was, there were two main factors here. One was his guilty plea here, courts are obliged to give a discount for a guilty plea. The second was his health. But this has really re ignited debate about that practise because the police really wanted a life sentence. They are furious he hasn't been given that. Instead, as you said, he has been given 30 years as a head sentence with a minimum of 22. The police don't like it. And he could be out with good behaviour in 22. There is no reason to think that he would serve the full 30. All right. But he is still facing the prospect that he might die in gaol, is he? Well, look, he had as we know, the heart attack last year. So he is in great health. He is 46 now. If he served the 22, he would be 68 years heart attack last year. So he is not

of age. And for a man in his condition, with his heart condition, there is ever chance that he may die in gaol. His cardiologist said to the court that he the court that he gives him a life expectancy of just 24 years. He could get out just before he dice. It seems like a specific figure for someone's life expectancy. Thank you, There's a push to make drivers slow down to just 40km/h in residential areas. Several Melbourne councils want to slash the speed limit, including Stonnington. Major commercial roads in the city have already been reduced from 50km/h to 40km/h and now it's being extended to side streets. We're trying to find the best solution and the best solution is that cars just slow down. There's a campaign to introduce the school-zone speed limit to the CBD and busy shopping strips. Motoring expert John Cadogan joins me now. John, good morning. ,

It seems logical, just slow the cars down but is it that simple It really is that simple because what we are talking about is stopping distance. Small differences in speed make profound difference to stopping distances. At 40kmh, can pull a car up almost inside it's own length, if you Dean clean up stopping distances. At 40kmh, you

own length, if you Dean clean up a pedestrian at that speed, the impact is much less. The silver lining, is it won't take you longer to get from A to B in the built up areas. Traffic lights are the great levellers in the time getting from A to B. People would be expressing their frustration at the moment. Just with - I know every life is important and valuable. Has there been a valuable. Has there been a big valuable. Has there been a big increase in pedestrians being hit? Sh There has been an increase in pedestrians being cleaned up. They are increasingly crossing the road with their face in an iPhone. Most rifts are being increasingly told about speed. But it is really unsafe to drive when your mind isn't on the job. If you are sending a text message, updating yourself on Twitter or even watching Mel and Kochie on the Sunrise app, your mind is not on the job. That's where it has to be when you drive a consider. In that condition, even 40ks an hour is not safe. Terrific advice. If you are watching us and driving. Turn us off now. You have our permission. Thank you, An American couple are feeling the heat this morning after filming their 5-year-old daughter swimming with sharks. Seven News US correspondent Angela Cox joins us now. Ange, what was she doing in the water? This family was from Connecticut. They were on holiday, it's a popular activity to go down there and swim with sharks. At the start of the video, you can see the sharks being fed. They are thrashing around, trying to eat. It's a bit of a feeding frenzy. You hear mum telling her daughter, you can't get in the water yet because they are still hungry. You have to wait until they are fed. Then you hear her call out to her husband, she sounded a little nervous to begin with but within a few minutes, they had let their 5-year-old daughter into the water to snorkel with the to snorkel with the sharks. What has been the reaction to this, Ange. This couple posted the video on-line, just to share it with family and friends. They never expected it to go viral the way it has. But parenting bloggers have taken them to task over there. It was completely irresponsible to was completely irresponsible to put their daughter in this po extensionally their daughter in this po their daughter in this their daughter in this potentially dangerous situation, the job of a parent is to protect their kids from potentially reckless and dangerous situations. Poem say don't leave your 5-year-old alone with a dog, let alone sending it in with sharks. Were these ones potential killers? Well, that's the thing, experts say that these sorts of sharks aren't known to be particularly aggressive. There is a small number of reported attacks on humans but it really is very rare. The little girl was being supervised. She was in about waste Deepwater. The company that run the activities have been doing it for 20 years. The parents say they weighed up the risks and decided it wasn't particularly dangerous. Dad said he is more concerned about his child travelling on a school bus without seatbelts. They said they wanted to nurture her adventurous spirit. They said " said "life is too short to be boring." We will open that up to the Soapbox this morning. Tell us your views. Would you let your five-year-old swim with sharks? It's game on tonight for State of Origin. And the competition is heating up on field and off. Two bakers, one from New South Wales and one from Queensland, are showing their true colours. They've cooked up the ultimate decider. Rob Pirino's an award-winning baker and a massive footy fan. "And if there's one thing I love more than State of Origin it's meat pies. So why not combine the two? He laid down an Origin challenge, inviting a baker from the Marooon side of the border to take him on. So what have you got - Cane Toads? Surely there must be a baker up north that's worth his weight in mince and puff pastry. You might say Bill Rose, well, rose to that challenge. Being a born and bred cane toad brings me and my family great pride. He's convinced the Sunshine State makes better meat pies. And said he could sell more before the day of the final game. Nothing will stop us representing Queensland with our pie ovens and, rest assured, we'll send those blues packing. And now that day's arrived, whatever happens between the Blues and Maroons tonight the fight for pie supremacy between two great states ends here. I love you guy, you join us both for the moment on Rob, let's go to you first, in New South Wales. How many pies have you sold? Mate, just under 3,000 pies, Kochie. $ Mate, just under 3,000 pies, Kochie. $3,000. Bill, have you beaten him. Just under 3,000. Bill, Rob, look at this. Here we go. Go the Blues meat pies. Hang on, hang on you two two. Bill, have you beaten him I think we I think we have done 2,

I think we have done 2,957 so Rob might have just pipped us at the post I would say. We will have to get Deloittes to go and do the awe did. We have still got today to sell the pies so we are hoping for a big day, guys. Do you reckon that is how the footy will end up will end up tonight? 100% will end up tonight? 100%, news New South Wales am come out on top. Bill, what did you think when you first saw Rob's video on YouTube? Did it get under your skin, did it build your passion? Yeah, look, I thait this would be easy. He is only a cockroach and we can easily beat the cockroaches. We are going to do it tonight. It's a foregone conclusion that the March

ands will get up. Ridiculous! ands will get up. Ridiculous!. In the background. You guys, you've - you are not only very passionate about your footy but you've got big hearts at well. You've decided to give all the money from the sales to charity, $ charity, $9,000 has already been donated to donated to victims of the Queensland floods. We got in touch with Salvation Army. They found a floods. We got in touch with the community centre at Goodna which isn't far from Bill's bakery which could do with some help. We will make sure the cash gets there. You have been terrific sports. Everybody go and support their pies, they have got big hearts and great passion. Thank you very got big hearts and great passion. Thank you for joining us. That is a lot guy, appreciate it. Isn't that nice. I just love the name Pie of Origin. Competitive spirit is good, go buy some pies. at the information kits that explain the rollout of the National Broadband Network. In a YouTube clip, Mr Turnbull pokes fun at the special pens, USB stick, and newspapers that come with the kit. , You can give away pens to people who haven't got the NBN so they can keep writing letters to each and put them in the post. We have also got some USB sticks, they are very good, because you can put down load on to this and put them in your because you can put down load files pocket and sizic will them to your next address if you are waiting ten years next address if you are waiting ten years for the NBN, that's not a bad thing to do. But, this is where the newspaper industry will be relieved. Far from being a threat, the NBN is going into the newspaper business. Most of this box is filled with 350 copies of the NBN's own copies of the NBN's own newspaper. He does it all with a straight face. I know. It's very well Labor's NBN will take until 2021 to reach 93% of Aussie homes. So, has Malcolm Turnbull got his message through by using humour? It's either singing or humour. Craig Emerson made headlines by trying to sing. Is this what they have to do? Politicians are generally so boring that we all switch off. I am not sure about the singing. The humour will cut through. They are so boring but so media trained. People bang their heads like we saw because they are not answering questions and they are not speaking normal speak. It's so much of the same, same message pounded at you. Let us know what , The cash call is coming up and so is 'Jetman'. The 'Jetman'. 'The Voice' winner, Karise Eden, the video of her first her release is coming up.

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Entries close at 4:30pm Eastern Time. We'll reveal the new code word after 8:00am, so stay watching. News time now, here's Nat. Federal MPs are expected to face a backlash after they received their second pay rise in three months. Politicians will get a 3% boost to their salaries. That's almost double the inflation rate. Prime Minister Julia Gillard's pay will rise $14,000. While Opposition Leader Tony Abbott will take home an extra $10,000. A backbencher will get an extra $106 a week. In contrast, Australia's lowest paid workers will receive an extra $17 from this week. Thousands of miners are expected to attend rallies in Western Australia today opposing the Federal Government's Enterprise Migration Agreements. Unions will hold protests in Perth and in the Pilbara mining towns of Karratha and Port Hedland. The first project covered by the scheme is Gina Rinehart's Roy Hill iron-ore development where 1,700 foreign workers will be hired. Unions want locals trained to help meet Australia's skill shortage. Melbourne councils are pushing to make drivers slow down to just 40km/h in residential areas. Major commercial roads in the city have already been reduced to 40km/h and now it's being extended to side streets. Motoring experts say it's a life-saving idea. Small differences in speed make profound differences to stopping distances. At 40kmh, you can basically pull a car up, almost inside its own Motoring experts say there has been an increase in the number of pedestrians hit by cars in recent years. A 14-year-old boy has been killed in a crash in Sydney's south-west overnight. He was being driven by his 18-year-old stepbrother when their Holden Commodore left the road and rolled over in a paddock. It's believed the two boys may have been on their way to a local fast-food restaurant. Perth beachgoers have been warned to stay alert in the water with sharks spotted near the coast. Several of the city's popular beaches were closed yesterday after a great white wearing an electronic tag was detected. We've been able to get that information out to people who might have been thinking about getting into the water. Authorities say people should be careful when swimming, especially at dawn and dusk. Blues coach Ricky Stuart is adamant his side won't be intimidated by the Maroons or a hostile Brisbane crowd in tonight's Origin decider. to end Queensland's 6-year domination of the interstate series. He's backing his players to thrive in what'll be an intense atmosphere. You gotta enjoy the moment, enjoy Origin, enjoy the hostility. The only way you can take the crowd out of it is by playing well. Maroons coach Mal Meninga believes Johnathan Thurston is primed to deliver a series-winning performance. Carlton president Stephen Kernahan has refused to guarantee that besieged coach Brett Ratten will see out the season. Ratten's future has been the subject of intense debate ahead of Friday night's encounter with ladder-leaders Collingwood. But if Ratten's job is on the line, he certainly isn't showing it. He hasn't flinched at all. He has been the same today, the same as he was last week, the same as he was 10 weeks ago. He is vibrant and energetic. The Blues have lost 4-straight matches. Serena Williams is two wins away from her fifth Wimbledon crown after easing into the semifinals with a straight-sets win over defending champion Petra Kvitova. Serena's next opponent is world number one Victoria Azarenk, who defeated Tamira Paszek in straight sets. Our live Wimbledon coverage resumes at 10:00pm eastern tonight and continues on Seven from 10:50pm. Check your local guides. , Cadel Evans currenting sitting 7th in the Tour de The Olympic torch continues to make its way across the UK, completing one leg in the hands of a flying daredevil. The torch has travelled into Leicester by jetpack on day 46 of the relay. American stuntman Nick Macomber landed outside the National Space Centre. Now to today's weather. Get in bright and early. A slow-moving low is maintaining cold south-westerly winds across Tasmania, Victoria and southern New South Wales, causing light showers and alpine snow. A high is keeping the rest of the nation mostly dry. Windy with possible showers in Sydney, and 16. Early frost and fog in Canberra, and 12. Melbourne, a few showers and 13. Possible showers clearing and 12 in Hobart. Adelaide, partly cloudy and 15. Sunny and 21 in Perth. Sunny and windy in Darwin, a top of 29. Ahead - the bars and nightclubs taking your fingerprints and keeping them on file. Is it a breach of privacy? But next, Karise Eden and her first musi