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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. DAVID KOCH: The parents of
murdered teenager Daniel Morcombe prepare to face his accused killer
in court. Three children rescued from a fire that destroyed their home
on the Gold Coast. A crackdown on schoolies' skylarking as violence erupts
during the annual celebrations. TV star Bert Newton expected
to leave intensive care today after life-saving surgery.

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Hello, and thanks for joining us. Taylor Swift's relationships
and break-ups are fodder for the gossip mags so this morning she's going
to set the record straight.

She goes out with a lot of blokes. Well, she's a young woman and she's looking for Mr Right. So she's going to set the record straight this morning.She's very squeaky clean but has lots of dates. If I was her father, I'd be cracking the whip there.

Also this morning, we have $20,000 to give away
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of this Monday. Here's Nat. Good morning. Crews have managed
to save neighbouring properties from a fire which destroyed
a Gold Coast home overnight. Three children and their carer
were inside the home at the time of the blaze but managed to escape. The carer was desperately trying
to protect the young kids as well. A 13-year-old boy
was taken to hospital suffering minor burns
and smoke inhalation. His carer was also treated
for smoke inhalation. Two people have been arrested
after police raided a drug house in Melbourne's outer west. More than 200 cannabis plants
worth $600,000 were found in the home
at Wyndham Vale. The SES had to be called in to help knock down false walls
concealing some of the plants. A man and a woman are expected
to face court this morning. The parents of murdered Queensland
teenager Daniel Morcombe are preparing to come face to face
with his accused killer.

Brett Peter Cowan is facing court
for a committal hearing today over Daniel's abduction and murder
nine years ago. Daniel's father says they still don't know if they'll be
allowed in the courtroom. There is the potential that we will be asked
to leave the court specifically because we are potential
witnesses at a future trial. But that's up
to the judge's discretion. Daniel's remains were found
15 months ago after a bushland search. Julia Gillard is still
the preferred prime minister according to the latest Newspoll.

But the Coalition would still win
an election, holding 51% of the vote
compared to Labor's 49% on a two-party preferred basis. Labor's primary vote
has levelled off at 36% while the Coalition's
remains at 43%. Tony Abbott's rating
has improved slightly but Julia Gillard remains
the preferred leader. There are calls for employers
to intervene if they suspect female workers
are being abused by their partners at home.

In a speech
to mark White Ribbon Day yesterday, sex discrimination commissioner
Elizabeth Broderick said 800,000 working women
are the victims of domestic violence every year.

She says bosses can do more
to help them by allowing women to change
their work phone numbers and by giving them somewhere safe
to keep their personal belongings. And drivers in the US
had a bit of a shock when they were joined by a camel
for their morning commute. The animal had escaped
from a visiting circus and began galloping down
a busy street. Handlers eventually caught
the rogue camel and led her back to the big top.

I love the guy running behind there. I love the guy running behind there., " there., "Stop! there., "Stop!."It's a tough one.

Coming up, a topic that always
sparks controversy. Australia's top scientists are
warning children's lives are at risk as immunisation rates fall. Find out why. But first, here's Kochie.

Americans are in a very happy mood after the thanks holiday. They pushed -- the Thanksgiving holiday. They pushed the Dow

Light trading. Most investors took the long week. European markets are stronger. Still trying to figure out a way to release money to Greece, they'll have another meeting this week.

Look at the Aussie dollar! That's really spiked over the last couple of days.

For a look ahead at the week
in finance, I'm joined now by Craig James
at CommSec. Morning, Craig. A busy week ahead,
what's in store?

I wouldn't say it is a huge week this week, Kochie. But it is make or break in terms of interest rates. The major piece of economic data is out on Thursday, the business investment figures. Now, it's not important in terms of what happened over the September quarter but what businesses believe they will be invested for the next 12 to 18 months. They have scaled back their plans. The Reserve Bank has got to be worried about that and it may prompt the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates on Tuesday week. That high Aussie dollar is bad news for ineconomy. It slows down so much of the business. Consumers might love it but for the rest of the business community they certainly hate it. Perhaps prompting the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates. There is not too much to focus on this week. A lot of economic data in the US. We are hopeful the US politicians will finally get their act into gear and prevent the US economy from going into recession after the so-called fiscal cliff.Getting a lot of inquiries, including the daughter of our floor manager, couldn't hang around for your race. How did you go?I didn't race this weekend... go?I didn't race this weekend....A double.I look a lot like Usain Bolt.Exactly. When is the next big race.Four weeks interclub here in New South Wales, so next Saturday and the following Saturday up to Christmas.Looking forward to it. You are looking pretty trim, big fellow. He is an athlete. He runs the 400 and does pretty well.Yes, just like Usain Bolt rr.

Australia is six wickets away
from victory and a series lead heading into the final day of the
second test against South Africa. The Proteas will resume at 4/77
today, chasing a record fourth innings
total of 430. The spin of Nathan Lyon is likely
to play a key role for the home side with the Adelaide Oval pitch
beginning to break up. Lyon claimed two key wickets
yesterday, the second coming with a brilliant
reflex catch from Ed Cowan.

Sebastian Vettel is Formula One's
youngest triple world champion after wrapping up the title
with a sixth place finish at the Brazilian Grand Prix. In a drama-charged season finale, Vettel's hopes nosedived when he was caught up
in an opening-lap collision. But the 25-year-old recovered
to clinch the title. Jensen Button won the race while Aussie Mark Webber
finished fourth. Central Coast Mariners have scored
their first home win over Brisbane Roar in 13 matches, downing the A-League champions 2-1
in Gosford. Roar striker Besart Berisha's
set to come under scrutiny for seemingly attempting
to head-butt Mariners captain John Hutchinson. Meanwhile, Chelsea's ninth manager
in as many seasons, Rafa Benitez, copped a hostile reception
from his home fans during a 0-0 draw
with Manchester City.

White unusual. You get paid out by your home fans, life is tough. Big week for James Courteney, his 100th V8 supercar event this weekend. Can you believe it has come around.I can't believe it. Bigger than 'Ben Hur'.Hope he got the suit back from the dry cleaners. Let's check with the weather with Grant, he is doing a road trip. We are very envious. People, the wind in your hair, the open road, so serene the serenity, very gorgeous. This is cereen taijs to the max, ladies and gentlemen. Be still your beating heart, stand up and salute one of the great icons of Australia, celebrating its 80 rgt birthday today, the Great Ocean Road.Yes, called great.Yes, today, 80 years young. We are going to celebrate this great Australian. We are going to love it. Put both arms around the Great Ocean Road and the 3,000 returned servicemen who committed their lives to building it during the Great Depression. It changed their lives forever and the lives of the locals who live along it. It opened up the south-west of tourists forever. Today, Great Ocean Road? You are the epic Great Ocean Road. Let's look at the forecast. Epic.

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Whether you've done it with your folks as a kid, whether you've done it on schoolies week, like many of them are doing it now. And boy, wasn't it hard to sleep here last night... Or whether you are about to do it. We are going to show you why you should. Today, let's call it, call it, gosh, never going to do that. Let's call it, " that. Let's call it, "Are we there yet?". Because you are going to love it.With a bit of eye spry thrown in for good pleasure.I can't fold maps.

Coming up - how NAPLAN tests
are making our kids sick. Plus, a critical information
register. Emergency personnel need
to know who you are and who to contact in an emergency. The free service
to make sure you're never a nobody. And the committal hearing for the accused killer
of 13-year-old Daniel Morcombe. We're live to Brisbane next.

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is positively different to the big rental car companies. Go with the underdog and save. The parents of murdered teenager
Daniel Morcombe will come face to face
with his accused killer today. The committal hearing starts
in Brisbane this morning for Brett Peter Cowan. He's the man charged with
abducting and murdering Daniel almost nine years ago. The 13-year-old disappeared
in December 2003 from a Sunshine Coast bus stop. Sunrise correspondent
Michelle Tapper is in Brisbane. Michelle, what's expected
at the hearing?

Good morning, guys. At this point, we don't know whether Bruce and Denise will be able to sit in on the committal hearing because there is a chance they will be called as chance they will be called witnesses during next witnesses during next year' trial which means they can't listen to the evidence of these two weeks. But they are very keen to be here and face their son's accused killer. But no doubt it will be an incredibly difficult day. The first two days are expected to deal with DNA evidence to establish whether the remains are in fact Daniels. We will hear from 40 witnesses in a closed court. We will hear from evidence from witnesses who saw Daniel the day he disappeared. Evidence from the coronial inquest will be presented and arguments from Brett Cowan to police. It is expected he will plead not guilty to five charges.Michelle, look, it is going to be agony for Bruce and Denise. But also, they are still waiting, after all these years to bury their son. How are they managing?Well, I talked to Bruce a couple of days ago. They are both very apprehensive about this court case. It is something they have been waiting for. But as you can imagine, they don't want to have to endure it and to face Brett Peter Cowan but it is something they want to do. It has been an incredibly frustrating year for them. Daniel's remains were found last August. They hoped to bury him last December. We are at the end of this year and still they can't bury their son. There are four Government departments dealing with it. Every time he asks one if they can bury him they say no and point him in the direction of another Government department. It will be no doubt an incredibly difficult two weeks for them. Here is what they said to say yesterday.Look, we are in a really difficult position. We sort of wanted it to happen and get it over it but at the same time you don't want to be put through that excessive amount of pain.It is not bogue to be - going to be easy but I want to sit there and listen first down hand the DNA information about what happened to Daniel. I don't want to read it in a news paper or on the Internet.They are incredibly strong. Thank you, Michelle.

Coming up - the chocolate
that doesn't melt in hot weather.

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Plus, a new push
to vaccinate children. Fears lives are being put at risk
as immunisation rates fall. Find out what's being done. And, why Psy is bigger than Bieber. # Hey, sexy lady # Op, op, op, op

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Gangnam Style continues
to break records. Psy's clip is now the most watched
YouTube video of all time with more than 817 million views
since it was posted in July. That beats the previous record set
by Justin Bieber's 'Baby'.

How long has YouTube been going? Good question.Like, we're saying ever.We'll Google it. They own it. Wow!

Also making news, the NAPLAN tests
making our kids sick. The literacy and numeracy skills
of kids in years 3, 5, 7 and 9 have been tested
for the past five years nationally. But a study's now found
they cause stress-related illness, sleepless nights
and absenteeism among students. And less than half of teachers
surveyed believe the NAPLAN information
is useful.

I thought it was meant to be a quick, casual benchmark of how kids are going? Given kids are getting sick and are there questions about the benefit, should NAPLAN tests be scrapped? Or are parents making too big a deal.I think it is school. Nat and I seem to have different experiences. Our school, they learn, it seems to be fairly relaxed. The kids know it is on. I personally think it is a good experience to learn to sit through a test. So you don't get to year 10 and freak out. You can start early. At our school it seems to be a comfortable learning experience.You talk to psychologists, there are so many kids suffering from anxiety and problems. They are so nervous about things. Is this a contributor.But don't you have to learn as well. You can't avoid everything. 92 talk to Michael Carr-Greg how many kids have having problems dealing with life. Maybe they need more to toughen up. A good learning curve?Learning to deal with stress. You have to have it for the rest of your life.

There's good news
for chocolate lovers this morning. Cadbury has found a way to make
chocolate that doesn't melt as fast. The new bars of Dairy Milk stay
completely solid even when exposed to 40-degree heat
for more than three hours.

I think we should test that this morning.OK.Melting chocolate is a sign of summer.If you are not licking your fingers, you're not having chalklift.-- having chocolate.When we jumped in the car yesterday and the seat was hot.Or walking through spiderwebs going to the car at 4:00 in the morning. Crickets.Yes, crickets, cicadas. Mangoes. 92 cheap mangoes. They were around month ago but now they are cheap. $ cheap. $3.Summer must be coming. Cherries.Listenen to us! What brings on summer?

Here's something to make you go
"awwww". An adorable video of a cat
giving his feline friend a massage has gone viral. Stretching out, the white and black
cat flicks his tail with pleasure as the masseuse gets to work
on his lower back. The clip has been viewed
almost 12 million times online.

And Imagine if they did Gangnam as well?Wait until next week. ShooYou found that one, Nat?That was cute.

Ahead on Sunrise, the code word
for the $20,000 Cash Cow. Plus, Gold Coast inferno - three children and their carer
rescued from a ferocious fire that destroyed their home. And too much information? Rihanna tweets a photo
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with the singing superstar. But now it's time
for the news headlines with Nat. Neighbours have told how they heard
several explosions as a home on the Gold Coast
was destroyed by fire last night. Fire investigators are now
combing through the burnt-out home at Varsity Lakes
to work out what caused the blaze. Three children and their carer
were rescued from the fire before it tore through
the building's roof. A 13-year-old boy was treated for
minor burns and smoke inhalation. Victoria police have found
more than 200 cannabis plants hidden behind wall cavities
in a Melbourne home. Two people were arrested
during the raid at Wyndham Vale in Melbourne's outer-west
last night. The plants have an estimated
street value of more than $600,000. Children are reportedly vomiting,
crying and losing sleep because they are so stressed
about the NAPLAN testing regime. A University of Melbourne study
has raised concerns about the side-effects
of the national assessment program with 90% of teachers surveyed saying they've witnessed stress-related
side effects in children. They also claim
weekly practice tests are detracting
from their usual lesson plans. A growing number
of Australian parents are refusing to vaccination
their children and leading scientists say
it's putting lives at risk. 1 in 12 Australian babies
is not fully immunised and the number of parents
who object to immunisation has leapt 600% since 1999. The worrying trend
has prompted a new campaign aimed at debunking claims made
by the anti-vaccination lobby. Professor Ian Frazer, who developed
the cervical cancer vaccine, says immunisation levels
for some diseases have fallen below those required
to prevent deadly outbreaks.

Bert Newton is making good progress
following heart surgery on the weekend. Sunrise correspondent Nick Etchells
is outside the Epworth Hospital in Melbourne. Nick, what's the latest
on his condition?

Nat, the latest is that he is still in ICU but expected to be released from that unit today. As you know, the operation all went very well. A quadruple by-pass on Saturday morning, the recovery is very good. Bert himself is very confident of a 100% recovery. He has rehab ahead of him but everything is looking good. Thank you, Nick.Wall Street the had its best week in five months last

It was a black Friday shopping spree that sparked the increase. The day after thanks. Probably one of the -- the day after Thanksgiving. They set a cracking pace, which is a cracking pace, which a cracking pace, which is a good lead indicator that consumers have coming back.

The Aussie dollar getting up to $ The Aussie dollar getting up to $1. The Aussie dollar getting up to $1.0five US. Time for sport with Beretts.

Nathan Lyon looms as the man most
likely to spin Australia to victory on the final day of the second test
against South Africa. The former Adelaide Oval grounds man
starred on his home track yesterday snaring the key wickets of
Hashim Amla and Jacques Rudolph. The Proteas will begin the final day
in serious trouble at 4/77, chasing a record victory total
of 430. A win will give the Aussies
a 1-0 series lead heading into the final test
in Perth.

The future of disgruntled Wallaby
Quade Cooper will become clearer today. He's holding a media conference
in Brisbane to announce plans to fight on the undercard
of Sonny Bill Williams' next bout in February.

The talented fly half
is also expected to reveal whether he intends
to quit Australian rugby. The Queensland Reds remain hopeful Cooper will be at the club
next season. Sebastian Vettel has survived
a massive scare to become Formula One's
youngest triple world champion. The 25-year-old's Red Bull was
damaged in an opening lap collision in wet conditions at the
season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix. Vettel recovered to finish sixth enough to clinch the title by just
three points over Fernando Alonso. Jenson Button
took the chequered flag with Aussie Mark Webber
finishing fourth.

Let's go to weather with Grant Denyer. Today celebrating 80 magnificent years of the Great Ocean Road. There you are in lorn, one of the -- Lorne, one of the greatest place in Australia am.Checking out the greatest machinery in Australia, to embark on the Great Ocean Road, to celebrate 80 years today, the 243 kilometres. Check out this voxal, not kilometres. Check out this voxal, not quite Mark Webber red bull but gee, the work in the timber is divine. You think about the road, it is one of the great drives of this country. Look at this, AC, aluminium body, aluminium block, aluminium gearbox inside.The times?Yes, good thinking, forward thinking. A beautiful machine. We are talking about machines you had to crank by hand and if they fired backwards on you they would take your teeth out. The oldest BMW in Australia. It is simply gorgeous this thing. What year, Tobie?19 38.1938, it is absolutely gorgeous. Can you imagine the ride in there? The wind in your hair? The Great Ocean Road, carving round the corners as round the corners as you look at the 12 Apostils? It is as good as it gets as we look at the weather.

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A series of troughs and lows
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and New South Wales. Weak highs are keeping much
of the east coast, Victoria, Tasmania and southern parts
of South Australia and Western Australia dry.

You know you're driving an old car when it comes with a hammer under the hood there, Tobie?Yes. The hammer is used to take off the wing nuts on the wheels. You got another tool box in here. All the original tools.You are kidding? Look at that.Original tools, 75 years old. I just checked the radiator today to make sure the water was all up. Tobie is part of the Penrite Oil family, part of their pride and joy. What is the pleasure?I think it is the oldest car in Australia, the oldest BMW in Australia. We love getting out, the Great Ocean Road is the best ocean road in the world. What is it worth?I wouldn't like to say.Does your wife know?I think she does, it is why she married me. I got married in Lorne, and hello to our kids.And it comes with a cigarette lighter, very modern!It is cool! Thank you. If You are not driving the Great Ocean Road, I have got another holiday for you.

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Coming up - a former Australian
of the Year tells us how falling immunisation rates
are putting lives at risk. Plus, never be a nobody. Why Australians are being urged
to sign up to MyPD. Then, click go the shears boys. I'd probably be the silliest
for keeping still going. (LAUGHS) Why Australia's oldest shearer
is still heading to the shed.

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Think about all the times
you've gone out without ID, maybe going for a swim or a walk. Even if you do have
your wallet or handbag, does it contain
any emergency contacts? Crime Stoppers is launching a free service called MyPD,
or My Personal Details, to ensure you are never a nobody. It allows you to register details of family or close friends
and basic medical conditions. Emergency crews or hospital staff
can then access the information if you are in an accident
and can't identify yourself. Crime Stoppers CEO
Peter Price joins me now. Good morning, Peter. How important is a service like this
and how did it come about?

Look, it came about through the MyPD founders recognising the events around the world, particularly the floods in Queensland where the idea was born. People lost all their valuables. How do they substanceiate their identity? Kids getting washed down the river and being rescued. They are in a stage of fright, who do you call?Tell us how it works? You go on to MyPD.com and register for free. You get a temporary identity kit. You take it, include it in your wallet or handbag, your Olympic helmet or your running shoe. They are like stickers?Exactly right. You keep it and keep one copy in the sun visor of your vehicle. In the event of an accident and you are incapacitated and you can't speak to the emergency first responders they can look for the MyPD kit and contact your family?It has just contact details?No, more than that. It has medical information. You can choose much-or how little information you put. You can put your blood type, any allergies you may have. The emergency staff at the hospitals are supporting this. If someone presents at an emergency and they are incapacitated, it could take hours before they establish anything.Are you allergic to penicillin. It doesn't have tax file numbers? People are scared of identity theft.No.It is medical details, useful in an emergency. Great idea.Thank you.

And you can find more details
about MyPD and how to register on our website. Now, here's Mel.

Some of Australia's
leading scientists are warning as more parents refuse
to get children vaccinated. 1 in 12 babies in Australia
is currently not fully vaccinated. Former Australian of the Year
Professor Ian Frazer warns immunisation levels
for some diseases have fallen below those required
to prevent deadly outbreaks. And Professor Frazer
joins us now. Good morning. What's causing this drop
in immunisation levels?

Do you think it is because the antiimmunisation group have been so vocal in the last few years? That maybe the health department has had a bit of a losing battle?I think that is a little bit of the problem but actually, the real problem is we have been too successful with our vaccination program. People don't hear about the infectious diseases anymore. If You don't hear about them, your incentive to get the kids vaccinated disappears.You are warning the trend could be deadly. What are you most concerned about? People still die of nasty diseases like meningitis, diphtheria and hooping cough. We need to make sure people are protected. Kids are vulnerable unless they areiniumizeed and these are deadly diseases.

vulnerable unless they areiniumizeed
and these are deadly diseases.The Australian Science Society launches a booklet today.The society has put forward a booklet to help make the decision whether kids should be vaccinated or not. It is a group of experts who review the knowledge we have worldwide about vaccination. It spells out the benefits and potential risks in sufficient detail that people can make a decision on what they should do. It is an independent production, not sponsored by the Government or vaccine manufacturers. It is there to read it it in a form that people can digest.Great that it is balanced. And the HPV vaccination now available for boys?Yes, it makes sense. The boys are at risk of diseases and cancers transmitted by the papilloma virus and there is also the effect called herd vaccination where people are protected because of the majority being vaccinated.

And you can find a link to the
vaccine booklet on our website. He's rugged as an old boot
and as tough as nails. At 80, Joe Duffy
from Gippsland in Victoria, is Australia's oldest shearer. Nick McCallum is in Melbourne. Nick, that's quite an innings. But the fact
that Joe's still working doesn't seem like a very good sign
for the industry.

That's right, Mel. According to the union, there is a desperate shortage of sheererers in Australia. For the young, the job is just too hard. There is too much travel, there is not enough pay. There is a great Australian tradition out there which is dying. But Joe Duffy said he has loved his life in the loved his life in the sheds. He has loved the travelling and all the characters he has met. He, himself, is a true Aussie larrikin, let's meet him.

(COUNTRY MUSIC PLAYS) Morning, fellows. He's a geriatric gun
about to turn 80. Joe Duffy's Australia's
oldest shearer don't try praising him for it. But I'd probably be the silliest
for keeping still going. (CHUCKLES) On a good day,
he still shears 90 sheep. It's backbreaking, gruelling work. Gettin' out of bed of a morning
is my hardest job. (SONG) # King of the roaring days. # Where there's no brain,
there's no pain, I think. (LAUGHS) But farmer in this shed,
Andrew McNaughton, will have none of that. He marvels at Joe's resilience. It's like going on a marathon
every day. It's no easy feat at all. (MUSIC CONTINUES)

Joe started 57 years ago
in wool's heyday, he embraces the traditional
larrikinism of the shearing shed. Most shearers, they talk about women
out in the shed and when they get to town, all
they talk about is shearing sheep. I think they get mixed up. (LAUGHS) (MUSIC CONTINUES)

Get in the pub and I don't look
for a bloke I know, I generally find a stranger
to tell a bit of bull (BLEEP) to. He won't know the difference. But Joe is a dying breed. This job is just too hard
to attract the young. The union representing shearers says
over the past 15 years, the number of people in
Joe's industry has decreased by 70%. (COUNTRY MUSIC CONTINUES) Sammy Beechey of the AWU says
it's devastating. To see something
that was around before Federation, that was so iconic,

now that it's just about
on its knees. Joe laments the decline
of the life he loves. I've had a lot of fun. I can't go crook. I don't think...
I haven't missed out on much. All the best.

Guys, when you ask Joe when are you going to retire? His stock standard reply, " reply, "Is any day now." But he has been saying that for 15 years.Great story, Nick, thanks very much for bringing it to us live this morning, now here is Mel and Kochie mism Don't -- Kochie. Don't you love characters like that.Great!

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to have confirmed rumours she's back with Chris Brown?

What's the story? They are courting this controversy. They are together and want everyone to know?If you didn't get the hint from the public appearances and the Tweets, collaborating on music, Rihanna Tweeted she was on her way to see her lover and then she shows up in Berlin, where he is on tour, on Thanksgiving holiday. And then she intugramed out -- instagramed a photo of him, recognisable by his tattoos and she Tweeted that this, using the using the N word, is Bart obsessed.

And James Bond has been defeated
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Yes, he had to 'Skyfall' at some point and he has been done in by vampires and wear wolves. 'Twilight', part 2, did massive business over the holiday, bringing in almost $ in almost $229 billion.Wow! That is enormous, isn't it?

The parents of murdered teenager
Daniel Morcombe Three children rescued from a fire that destroyed their home
on the Gold Coast.

A crackdown on schoolies' skylarking TV star Bert Newton expected
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That's coming up soon, on Sunrise. Right now it's time for the news
of the day with Nat. Four people have made a lucky escape
from a ferocious fire that destroyed a home
on the Gold Coast overnight. The Varsity Lakes home
erupted in flames around 8:30pm. The weatherboard building
was gutted by the fire but neighbouring properties
were saved. The boys actually very quickly
got a protection line and covered the exposures and kept
the fire to the building of origin. A 13-year-old boy
was taken to hospital suffering minor burns
and smoke inhalation. His carer was also treated
for smoke inhalation. Bruce and Denise Morcombe
are preparing to face the man accused of killing their son
nine years ago. Brett Peter Cowan is facing court
for a committal hearing today over the murder of Daniel Morcombe. Daniel was 13 when he was abducted
from a bus stop on the Sunshine Coast.

I don't know until I get there
and sit in the courtroom. It's not going to be easy. Daniel's disappearance in 2003 sparked a long-running campaign
from the Morcombes to raise awareness of child safety. Two people have been arrested
after a cannabis crop - worth more than $500,000 - was found growing in a home
in Melbourne's outer west. Police raided the house last night. More than 200 cannabis plants with
a street value of around $600,000 growing in a home
in Melbourne's west.

Police raided the house
at Wyndham Vale, west of Melbourne, at around 6:00 last night.

The found hundreds
of cannabis plants - many hidden behind false walls. The SES was kind enough to come down
and assist us and remove some walls for us so we could access part
of the crop in the house. The home was also accessing
electricity illegally. An electronic bypass was used in relation to the power use
for this premises. A man and a woman were arrested
at the scene. Police say they'd been living
in the house, among the crop. They'll face court this morning but officers say
they expect to make more arrests. The first-ever national study
into the school NAPLAN tests has found some children are becoming
so stressed about the exams they are suffering vomiting
and sleeplessness. For more I am joined by Elle Taylor. Good morning, Elle. What does the research tell us?

Yes, good morning, Nat. This study by the University of Melbourne raises serious concerns about kids. raises serious concerns about kids.Stress levels. Researchers spoke to more than 8,000 teachers and principals and said kids do feel stressed suffering from symptoms like crying, sleeplessness, absenteeism and even vomiting. Researchers say the findings are alarming enough to warrant fresh questions about the examines. But questions about the examines. education department says it is up to parents and teachers to make sure kids are not left stressed.

Former Australian of the Year
Professor Ian Frazer warns lives are being put at risk refusing to get their children
vaccinated. Figures show 1 in 12 babies
are currently not fully immunised. People still die of nasty diseases
like meningitis, like diphtheria, like whooping cough, we really have to make sure that people are protected fully
against that. Kids are vulnerable unless
they're immunised and these are deadly diseases. Professor Fraser says immunisation
levels for some diseases have fallen below those required
to prevent deadly outbreaks. Julia Gillard is still
the preferred prime minister according to the latest Newspoll. But the Coalition would still win
an election, holding 51% of the vote
compared to Labor's 49% on a two-party preferred basis. Labor's primary vote
has levelled off at 36% while the Coalition's
remains at 43%. Tony Abbott's rating
has improved slightly but Julia Gillard remains
the preferred leader. There are calls
for employers to intervene

British scientists say they've developed a new melt-proof
recipe for chocolate, ideal for withstanding
a warm Aussie summer. The heat-tolerant chocolate
has been developed by Cadbury to stay solid for more than
three hours in 40-degree heat.

We are going to be testing that out.

Coming up, it's beginning to look
a lot like Christmas and travellers
could be the big winners. But first, here's Kochie.

Wow! Add the strong dollar on to that and it is a traveller's dream at the moment, Nat. Also an investor's

The Dow Jones is up 173 points Saturday morning our time. Because a record number of people went shopping in the US on the day after Thanksgiving, the biggest shopping day of all time in America. 247 million shopped online or in stores. The American consumer is back. That's great for investment markets.

Look at the Aussie bolter.

Beretts, you know how I love my statistics.Absolutely.Since Michael Clark has been married, he's averaging 283 runs. How good is that? Since hooking up with Kylie Boldy rr, his average is 65. Lara was only 53.You have been dieing to get that stat across. OK, back to the serious cricket.

heading into the final day of the
second test against South Africa. The Proteas will resume at 4/77
today, chasing a record fourth innings
total of 430. The spin of Nathan Lyon is likely
to play a key role for the home side with the Adelaide Oval pitch
beginning to break up. Lyon claimed two key wickets
yesterday, the second coming with a brilliant
reflex catch from Ed Cowan.

Sebastian Vettel is Formula One's
youngest triple world champion after wrapping up the title
with a sixth place finish at the Brazilian Grand Prix. In a drama-charged season finale,
Vettel's hopes nosedived when he was caught up
in an opening-lap collision. But the 25-year-old recovered
to clinch the title. Jensen Button won the race while Aussie Mark Webber
finished fourth. Central Coast Mariners
have scored their first home win over Brisbane Roar in 13 matches, downing the A-League champions 2-1
in Gosford. Roar striker Besart Berisha's
set to come under scrutiny for seemingly attempting
to head-butt Mariners captain John Hutchinson. Meanwhile, Chelsea's ninth manager
in as many seasons, Rafa Benitez, copped a hostile reception
from his home fans during a 0-0 draw
with Manchester City. Australian sprinting great
Betty Cuthbert says she's overwhelmed at being
1 of 24 inaugural inductees into the IAAF Hall of Fame.

(Kochie claps)

The 4-time Olympic champion was
one of a host of sporting legends at the induction ceremony
in Barcelona at the weekend. The inductees were joined on stage by Female Athlete of the Year
Allyson Felix and Male Athlete of the Year
Usain Bolt.

Who else? That is world recognition. Fabulous for Betty Cuthbert.A fabulous time in her life.Very proud. Let's go to Grant who has the weather for us this morning from beautiful Lorne.It is not too often I sit in the passenger seat, I like to be the man and ride the open roads to celebrate our motor racing and road-going heritage. But in 1908, with a Socha Francinni, what is classed as the French grand prix, in an era in motor racing, when you rode the car in the race with your mechanic on board. There were two guys in the car when you raced. Believe it or not. The safety standards? They weren't, often the mechanic fell out. Or if you stopped to fix the tyre, you had someone on board. To get the fuel to run to the injudge there is a pump, to get up the air pressure because there is no mechanical pump. It is an extraordinary car. Do you just laugh at things like air bags and ABS? Silly.Sometimes driving along you just burst into laughter because it is so beautiful.(both laugh) is so beautiful.(both laugh).So right. 200 kaiz of the Great Ocean Road. We better turn it off before we boil it.We are boiling now.Call that mechanic now.Will you make 243 kays?Yes, confident.It is probably priceless, is it Peter? (laughs) priceless, is it Peter? (laughs). Yes, it might be.Let's look at the forecast.

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Peter? What do you reckon?Fine, fine.It is fine?Yes, a bit of h 2 0.Whhhooh! It we 0.Whhhooh! It 0.Whhhooh! It would be pretty rare, fairly expensive I imagine? Expensive to rebuild. But anything that is done properly is, you know. You pay for what you get.You are being very vague.You have only got one chance to get things right. I think we have. I think it will make it to port ferry. -- Port Fairy rr, it to port ferry. -- Port Fairy rr, it is the most gorgeous car to drive.Can you imagine racing around a racetrack in tyres this thin, and the muconic who drove the -- mechanic who drove the car, his name was?Maserati. 123450 he went --He went off and started Maserati.

The committal hearing is due
to begin in Brisbane this morning for the man accused
of killing teenager Daniel Morcombe. It's alleged

Brett Peter Cowen abducted
and murdered the 13-year-old. He disappeared from a Sunshine Coast
bus stop in December 2003. Police found his remains
15 months ago. Sunrise correspondent
Michelle Tapper is at Brisbane Magistrate's Court. Michelle, what are we expecting
from the hearing?

The first couple of days are expected to deal with DNA evidence. To establish the remains are in To establish the remains are fact, Daniel's. There will be video testimony from scientists in New Zealand as well as as around Australia, because the remains have been tested extensively. Over the next two weeks we will hear evidence from more than 40 witnesses, six will give testimony in a closed courtroom. We will hear evidence presented from the coronial inquest and admissions made by Brett Peter Cowan to police. It is expected he will mead not guilty to five charges including murder, child steeling indecent treatment of a child under 16 and interference with a corpse. Daniel's parents will be there today. How are they coping? Particularly because authorities haven't handed over his remains yet? 15 haven't handed over his remains yet? 15 months on?Well, it has been an incredibly frustrating year for them. There is no doubt today is going to be very difficult. This is just a tip of the iceberg in just a tip of the iceberg in the lengthy legal process they will the dure, well throughout next year. So it has been very difficult for them. Bruce says they have been counting down the days until this committal hearing but there is still a part of them that doesn't want to endure it and doesn't want to face their son's accused killer but they will be here. Hey are hoping they will be able to stay. It is uncertain at this point because there is the chance they will be called as witnesses during the trial next year. If that is the case, the judge will say they have to leave today because they can't hear the evidence. But both are determined to stay. Here is what they said to say yesterday.We sat through the coronial with 32 persons of interest. This time will be more difficult for sure.I have sat in the courtroom with him. Seen him on the TV monitor. I try to put that away. Look, at the end of the day, it is not helpful to anybody's health. It is not helpful to the legal process itself. So we are concentrating on the legal facts as they are plented in a court of they are plented in a court of -- presented in a court of law and will try to stick to those sensible things.OK, Michelle, keep us updateed. Thank you.

Police in three states are keeping
a close eye on school leavers after a weekend of brawling
and more dangerous behaviour. A photo has emerged
from the Gold Coast of a schoolie risking his life
climbing across a balcony. The picture was taken less
than 24 hours after the tragic death
of Isabelle Colman, who fell from the 26th floor
of a building. And a 17-year-old youth
has been arrested after allegedly being caught with
knuckledusters in Lorne, Victoria. Thousands of schoolies
have descended on the town on the New South Wales
far north coast. Community groups are working
to keep schoolies safe. Mark Gellie from Red Frogs
joins us now. Good morning. Victorian police are saying it wasn't school leavers
who started a weekend brawl. How do you stop toolies
from turning up?

Yes, Mel. Great to be on the program. Yes, it is one of those things. It is really difficult. A lot of these destinations, it is open for anyone to come down. So we're very encouraging by the schoolies' behaviour this year, especially this year in Lorne and Tourky, the schoolies have been fantastic so far.It is a sad thing, all three states, we are seeing this. But the schoolies have been really well behaved. It is the toolies who are causing the problems. What is the reaction? Particularly the feeling amongst Lorne locals there with all the schoolies coming to town?The local community's quite used to the schoolies coming down to the area. Overall, the schoolies are well behaved. They are getting a lot of the key safety messages where they are starting to look out for their friends, and starting to utilise the support services, calling our 1 300 number when they are in trouble or walk homes or our bus-home service. Is it the minority who are doing stupid things? The photo we are seeing from the Gold Coast or the boy climbing across the balcony on a high-rise, are the majority learning from the tragedies we see or not? Absolutely. We are seeing that. We have a 1 300 number and last year we had 10,000 callouts across our 17,000 locations where we have the Red Frog volunteer teams. This year we are around the 6,000 number Marx of schoolies calling for help, help with their friends, the pancake cookup service. So we are seeing the schoolies taking care of themselves and their friends.Well done, well done to you, guys who are doing a remarkable job. Thanks for your time.Thanks.

With less than a month
until Christmas, airlines are doing everything they
can to get bums on seats and customers are set to benefit. Qantas has announced
it'll fit iPads to every seat of its 767 fleet
currently being refurbished. The airline's also promising
the more spacious A330 will be used for its Sydney to Perth
and Melbourne to Perth flights from next year. Tiger Airways has also announced its
first route under Virgin control. The airline will be flying
Coffs Harbour to Sydney five times a week
from February next year. Aviation editor of the 'West
Australian' newspaper Geoff Thomas joins us now. Geoff, good morning to you. Do you think iPads will win over
more customers for Qantas?

Look, it is a great time to be a traveller. Look, I think iPads will be a great success. Qantas has to upgrade its 7six-7s because the 787s are running late. They are upgrading aircraft, simply putting in iPads for passengers. Evidence is so for passengers. Evidence is so far they are a great success. Because people do like in' flight entertainment, particularly on longer flights.Our expectations as travellers have gone up. We to get a good deal but all the benefits. What about airfares? Are they continuing to come down?Look, indeed. Indeed, the business-class airfares have plummet over the last six months since Virgin Australia moved into the premium space offering business class. Government figures indicate the fares have dropped by 40% class. Government figures indicate
the fares have dropped by 40%, which is massive. Discount airfares are as cheap as ever, particularly with the re-emergence of Tiger and what Jetstar is doing in the low-cost space. It is an absolute bonanza for anybody who wants to fly.Let's talk Tiger, an intrastate, rather than interstate, after the merger. Is it the way they will go.Yes, $60 up to Coffs Harbour. We can look forward to Tiger increasing, significantly its presence in the market. They will plan to move from 11 planes up to 35, under Verge Australia's ownership. It will be all around, an absolute bonanza for anybody wanting to fly.What about the stories in the business papers about former Qantas boss Geoff Dixon buying into Qantas and taking it over? Is that valid? Any truth to it?There could be some truth to it but one of the things you have to ask yourself is the Geoff Dixon and other people mentioned were in fact the architects of where Qantas is today. A lot of the problems Qantas has got is the result of decisions made in the 1990s and early in the last decade under Geoff Dixon's watch. It is very easy to buy an airline and split it up and sell off all the good parts, which is one of the things being suggested. I mean, I think the Government would have a lot more to say about this bid than they did the last time there was an equity takeover.That is an interesting analysis, thank you, Geoff, good to see you, as always. Here is Mel.

Bert Newton is making good progress
following heart surgery on the weekend. Sunrise correspondent Nick Etchells is outside the Epworth Hospital
in Melbourne. Nick, has he been given
the all-clear?

His surgery was serious, as by-pass surgery is. Use the phrase like 'All clear." surgery is. Use the phrase like 'All clear' but the surgery did go well and doctors are happy with the progress he is making. He is still in intensive care this morning but doctors are hoping to get him up and about today and move him to another wing of the hospital. He will probably be in hospital for at least another week. And then he's got a long recovery and rehab. Probably up to, well, a few months, he says. Yes, he has spoken about the ordeal, hasn't he? What did he say?Not at length, obviously. He has other things on his mind but he did say he thinks, he has got every chance of getting back to 100% and he is very hopeful he will be close to 100% within a few months but he is concentrating on just getting through the hospital stage and then the rehab.Brilliant, when you pop in with a bunch of flowers and balloons, give him our love.Will do.Thanks very much.

There's good news for
chocolate lovers this morning. Now Cadbury has found a way to make
chocolate that doesn't melt as fast. The new bars of Dairy Milk stay
completely solid even when exposed to 40-degree heat
for more than three hours. We reckon melting chocolate
is a sign of summer and we want
to know your signs summer is here.

Apparently, in the United Kingdom, they are up in arms because Cadbury aren't releasing it to the Poms because they say it is not as hot.I like it soft, my husband keeps chocolate in the fridge, and sometimes the freezer. I like it soft.Melting.A bit gooey.Straight in.I like it, I don't want to crunch into it.I wonder if you can buy the regular as well? Do you have to buy the melt-free? Do you get a choice?Is there a taste difference between the two.Apparently there is.Really?Early research says there could be.A trade off?We better look into it. Here is something to make you go Awwww...

An adorable video of a cat giving
his feline friend a massage has gone viral. Stretching out, the white and black
cat flicks his tail with pleasure as the masseuse gets to work
on his lower back. The clip has been viewed
almost 12 million times online.

We added the sound effect of the creaking bones there, just in case. We should fess up. Truth in television, it is called. Thank you, Nat for finding that.Any time. More coming.She googled 'Cute pet'.

Still ahead this Sunrise -
Gold Coast inferno. Three children and their carer
rescued from a ferocious fire that destroyed their home. Then, she's sold more
than 22 million albums. If I was going through something
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It's where I grew up. The home of Forest High School.Hello?Susan Epifania?My God!It is the Sunrise team. You have won $ team. You have won $20,000.? The kids were joking this morning.They knew something. And it jackpotted on Friday. So $ Friday. So $20,000.Where do the kids go to school?At Manly, St Kaulis and St Johns.Where do you live in relation to Adams Street. Don't say too much.Yes, privacy. Moomby Crescent.My God, I have been trying all year. Thank you.Well done to you and your family.Love Frenchs Forest.Clearly.If you win, you don't have to reveal your address, like Kochie.Where your kids go to school.He knows where he is going.The bag man, Kochie turns up with all the cash.Like Santa!

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The news headlines now.
Here's Nat. Neighbours have told how
they heard several explosions as a home on the Gold Coast
was destroyed by fire last night. Fire investigators are now combing
through the burnt-out home at Varsity Lakes
to work out what caused the blaze. Three children and their carer
were rescued from the fire before it tore
through the building's roof. A 13-year-old boy was treated for
minor burns and smoke inhalation. More than $600,000 worth of drugs
has been discovered at a home in Melbourne's outer west. Two people have been arrested
after police raided the property, with officers also uncovering
an illegal power tap. An electronic bypass was used in relation to the power use
for this premises. More than 200 cannabis plants
were found in the home at Wyndham Vale. Police are investigating whether
a teenage driver was speeding when he hit another car and then slammed into a pole
in Melbourne's CBD. The 18-year-old escaped
with minor injuries after losing control at the corner
of Latrobe and Victoria streets, early this morning.

It just sounded like a big
screeching noise and a big bang and we could smell the petrol
and stuff. Two passengers in the other car
also suffered minor injuries.

There are calls for employers
to intervene by their partners at home. In a speech
to mark White Ribbon Day yesterday, sex discrimination commissioner
Elizabeth Broderick said 800,000 working women
are the victims of domestic violence every year. She says bosses can do more
to help them by allowing women
to change their work phone numbers and by giving them somewhere safe
to keep their personal belongings. And drivers in the US
had a bit of a shock The animal had escaped
from a visiting circus and began galloping down
a busy street. Handlers eventually caught
the rogue camel and led her back to the big top.

That is a classic shot of the camel handler running behind going, " handler running behind going, "Wait! Wait! Come back! Wait! Come back!.".

Nathan Lyon looms as the man most
likely to spin Australia to victory on the final day of the second test
against South Africa. The former Adelaide Oval groundsman
snared two key wickets yesterday leaving the Proteas at 4/77,
chasing 430. The home side's determined
to ram home its advantage today. We'll keep banging that wicket, and we'll keep having a crack
at getting those six wickets. A win will give Australia
a great chance to reclaim test cricket's
number one ranking in the series finale in Perth. The future of disgruntled Wallaby
Quade Cooper will become clearer today. He's holding a media conference
in Brisbane to announce plans to fight on the undercard
of Sonny Bill Williams' next bout in February. The talented fly half's
also expected to reveal whether he intends to quit
Australian rugby. The Queensland Reds remain hopeful Cooper will be at the club
next season. Sebastian Vettel has survived
a massive scare to become Formula One's youngest
triple world champion. The 25-year-old's Red Bull was
damaged in an opening-lap collision in wet conditions at the
season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix. Vettel recovered to finish sixth, enough to clinch the title
by just three points over Fernando Alonso. Jenson Button
took the chequered flag with Aussie Mark Webber
finishing fourth.

It is one of the iconic locations on the Victorian coast, down in Lorne in Victoria. The Great Ocean Road runs through there, Anglesea, Apollo Bay, it is just spectacular. It is where Grant is today, celebrateing 80 years of that incredible stretch of road?What an icon. What a great piece of black-top tar, to throw your machine against it, just the wind of pure spirit of driving, first in the oldest BMW in the country, Beretts, didn't tell you the price before because the owner was standing near. $ was standing near. $4, 4 million it is worth.No way!Yep.$ is worth.No way!Yep.$4 million.I thought you were going to go $ thought you were going to go $400,000.No! Forx -u four with an M and I took it for a drive too. - for with an M. If someone hits it, it is irreplaceable. So what is the point of insuring it because you can't get parts. That car there, the owner, I think he is 65, bought it when he was 21, for $ was 21, for $400,000, when he was 21. He is now 60 or so. I have no idea what it is worth. Doug, Doug is a local rez a local resident who has been here for a long time. Do you mind me asking how many years young you have?90.Good on you too. It is a have?90.Good on you too. It is have?90.Good on you too. It great road. We have to remember the built it as we sillbrate it today? -- celebrate it. Who were they?They were returned diggers from World War I. They picked the navvy types who could do hard work. The concept was to open up the road for tourism and industrial uses. Before that, the roads were very, very rough and just tracks, really. And they couldn't get in and out during the wet weather.They were locked? In.They were locked in. It opened the whole thing up and gave people access.The exploding of the rocks was traumatic for the servicemen?Yes, a lot were shell-shocked. They came out of World War I and to hear the blasting going off upset them and they were nevery.Swee wao vea great -- We have a great institution.People have no idea what was like.

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of the east coast, Victoria, Tasmania and southern parts
of South Australia and Western Australia dry.

Sorry, what were you saying? People should be thankful?They should be veryigateful for what we have got today. It is a breeze, everybody loves it. We have about 7 million people a year come over the road. They have been doing it for a long, long time. It is a pleasure to drive over it because the sea changes its moods regularly and you see all kind of different views when you go around the road. It is, every corner has a different view. It is really terrific.Beautiful spirit, see you in half an hour.We will let you keep chatting.

Coming up on Sunrise - we meet the Aussie Psy
who's taking Asia by storm. Plus the NAPLAN tests making kids
vomit and lose sleep from the stress. So are we expecting too much
from our children?

Toughen up...

And she's a singing superstar... # We will never ever, ever
get back together. # I just want to say thank you
to my Aussie fans for always being there. Taylor Swift speaks to Sunrise
about the ARIAs, her music and love. That's next.

Because they light up our lives, here's someth