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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. MEL DOYLE: Breaking news -
Kate is pregnant. The Duchess of Cambridge and
Prince William are expecting a baby. The duchess in hospital. She's being treated
for severe morning sickness. And well-wishers - the Queen leads the world
in congratulating the young royals.

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Kochie and Mel. Good morning. You wake to some wonderful news - the Duchess of Cambridge
is pregnant.

,? I don't even know them but I am so excited. No, I picked it a week ago. You and everybody else. You did. Thank you, Beretts. The new haircut and the new dress. I said she was nesting with a new haircut. I don't know about dowdy. That's a bit harsh. You said she looked frum pi. Let's leave that.

St James's Palace announced it
a few hours ago, because William took Kate to
King Edward VII Hospital in London with severe morning sickness.

Obviously they had to say something, otherwise everybody would speculate. Have we done a count back when it was conceived. Yes, I have, more on that, I'm such a

She's expected to stay there
for several days. We have special coverage lined up
for you this morning, beginning with Nat.

, It's special coverage.

Good morning. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
have announced they're expecting their first child but there are health concerns
for the mum-to-be. Seven's Martin Frizell joins me live
from London. Martin, how's Kate doing?

Hi, morning, Nat, it's of course wall to wall coverage here. The house of Windsor's Next Generation has been assured. This news has been assured. This news came out about three weeks ago. It looks like they were going to announce it at Christmas. Kate took ill over the weekend. She was staying with her parents. They are concerned about what is called what is called acute morning sickness. There is a Latin term for it but I won't attempt to say it. She can't keep anything down. He was concerned, he called the royal doctor. He said let's bring her into hospital. He drove her there, She wasn't taken by ambulance. We understand that she probably is on a drip now to get some fluids into her body to keep here hydrated. That's the best thing. It effects one in 50 women or so. She will be in there for a couple of days and then will need some rest after it. St James's Palace are delighted with the news that they had to put out and they are in a statement from there this afternoon, a few hours, the duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess is expecting a baby. The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of Edinburgh, Charles, Prince Harry, are delighted with the news, as the presenting non-situate is in its very non-situate is in its non-situate is in non-situate is in -- pregnancy, is in its early stages, she is expected to stay in hospital for a few days and will require a period of rest. The Prime Minister, Don was one of the first to offer his congratulations. He says they will make wonderful parents? I am l delighted for them, I am sure they will make brilliant parents, I'm sure everybody around the country will be celebrated. The world is celebrating, Martin, we thank you for your update. We will cross back to you a little later in Sunrise.

in a bid to lift consumer spending during the Christmas
shopping period. Most economists say a rate cut
of 0.25% is almost a certainty. It follows the release of
disappointing jobs figures yesterday showing newspaper and online job ads
have fallen to their lowest point in three years.

Firefighters and paramedics are
on stand-by in South East Queensland as the region braces
for extreme temperatures. The Weather Bureau is predicting today will be Brisbane's
hottest December day in more than a decade with temps close to 40 degrees. And the fire danger will be extreme.

Very dry, gusty westerly winds
coming through. The heatwave is expected to end
on Thursday. A severe hailstorm has smashed
Tamworth in New South Wales. The town was lashed with winds
of almost 100km/h

I've put a couple in the freeze. A bit bigger than a golf ball. 1,500 properties were blacked out
during the storm and the SES received more
than 200 calls for help. Ahead this Sunrise -
Rosella goes under. So what can be done
to save the famous Aussie food icon? But first, here's Kochie. , Reduce its debt, that's one thing. Finance news, let's go to Wall Street, Dow Jones is down around 40 or 50 points at the moment. European markets are a bit stronger. It looks as though the Germans are moving towards a question of forgiving Greece a lot of debt which is a real change of heart for them. To our region yesterday, we were buoyed by particularly manufacturing figures out of China, tending to show their economic slow down could be coming to an end.

It's not the files Tuesday in November, it is the first Tuesday of the month. That is Reserve Bank board meeting day. Betting is on an interest rate cut today. Let's go to Craig James from CommSec. Some of the economic data out yesterday showed the economy is looking a bit dodgy, that could reinforce the possibility of a cut. My word, if the Reserve Bank doesn't cut interest rates today there will be a lot of questions ask. We had a barrage of economic data. Retail spending is going no where, job ads are falling. The manufacturing sector is could contracting. We have a situation where the Aussie dollar remains high. Economists were convinced in November that the Reserve convinced in November that the Reserve Bank was going to cut interest rates and they interest rates and they didn't do it. So they are convinced in December they are going to cut rates. By no means no certainty. But there is a case for the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates. If they don't do it today, they are going to have to do even more in the new year. Our view, rate cut today, and the possibility of another one in February of next year. OK, Craig, thank you for that, any well wishes for Will and Kate from the team at CommSec. Yes, all the best.Heart felt there. CommSec will be making a little contribution to an education fund. A nest egg. It has rocked their world at CommSec.

Michael Clarke insists wasn't to blame for the 309-run loss
to South Africa in the series decider at the WACA. The Proteas gave Ponting
a guard of honour as he made his way to the crease
for the final time. That was special,
I was pretty pumped up , I just felt that there was one last big push from me and the game on the day was sort of set up for it. It didn't last long enough.

He fell for eight but says he has no regrets about
a career that yielded over 13,000 runs,
including 41 centuries, from 168 Tests.

Israel Folau will be unveiled
as a New South Wales Waratahs player at a media conference today. He's expected to hit back
at suggestions he's greedy and disloyal for turning his back
on a verbal agreement to join NRL club Parramatta. ARL Commission chairman John Grant
says the sport did everything
it possibly could to sign the former Test
and Origin star.

The stars of the V8 Supercar
championship gathered in Sydney last night for the sport's gala awards night. Ford driver Mark Winterbottom
claimed the top accolade - the Barry Sheene Medal - awarded to the best
and fairest driver. Winterbottom edged out
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inducted into the Hall of Fame. , It was a magnificent night, it certainly was. Look, one of the great things about a royal baby is that the archbishop bookmakers go nuts about it. Boy girl is equally split but twins is paying $ split but twins is paying $21. So, that's a nice option, the names are out, Francis and John are evenly split at 9-1, Charles and George and Victoria and Ann at 11 with bookmakers in London. Did you do a trifecta. Did you do a trifecta.? Let's use our Melbourne Cup strategy? Let's get our cash on early. I say Victoria and George. I can't imagine they will go for something too modern. Diana by the way is

Baby names suggestions? I can't believe, we are betting on them? This is exellent. We are betting on where you are this morning. I can't wait to see the system that you guys manage to come up with over the next couple of weeks. It will be huge. You guys are like a freight train when it comes to betting and financial windfalls. It sounds like a lot of fun. Today, in fact, it's a good reason. I don't know whether it's because I'm a dad now and the royal couple are having a child, we are thinking safety. Currently standing outside a real home. I don't know who's home. We are going to use that home. This summer, scorching conditions, 39 in Brisbane today, do you know what to do to protect your family this summer? We are talking burns, drowning, it might be falls, it might be something less severe or more severe. We have got the people from St severe. We have got the people from St Johns ambulance, they do such a great job around the country. They have fantastic skills based. We areing have fantastic skills based. We are going to teach today to look after your family. Let's look at the

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Cairns, fine and 34. Fine in Brisbane. A possible storm for Rockhampton. Fine for the Gold Coast. Mostly sunny for Mt Isa. An early shower or two for Coffs. Broken Hill, sunny. Sydney, sunny.

Mostly sunny for Canberra. Morning showers in Albury. Windy, showers for Warrnambool. Mildura, morning showers. Windy, showers for Melbourne. Swansea, a shower or two. Showers for Hobart. Partly cloudy
for Port Lincoln. Mount Gambier,
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for Adelaide. Alice Springs,
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for Katherine. And over to Western Australia now - late storms
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of storms. Showers for
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for Exmouth. Chance of a thunderstorm
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The big news of the day around
the world is Kate's pregnancy. 'The Daily Mail' is reporting
the Duke and Duchess are delighted Let's get more now on the announcement William and Kate
are expecting. Sunrise royal editor Robert Jobson
joins us from London. Rob, the announcement comes
with the news

A lot of ladies here in Australia will relate to that. Is there any update on how she is? She is in hospital at the moment. She will there She will there there for a few days. She is being given nutrition and hydration by a drip. She is not in a brilliant way, a lot of people would suffer at the early stages of pregnancies. But the world is watching because it's Kate. Absolutely. Many women are understanding. She says that morning sickness is a sign that Kate could be expecting twins, rob. How would that work? Severe morning sickness though as a sign, what would succession be? How would that work if there was two? Well, that will be an interesting one. One thing we do know is that if it's a little girl, that little girl will be the next monarch, no matter what because they are changing the laws of Prina jeniture. It would be the first one that popped out would be the next king or Queen. Gee, that would be a push from inside.
If only they knew. Have we had any re If only they knew. Have we had any response from the Queen and Charles about this Both the Queen and Prince Charles are put out a statement saying they are delighted. I think that's - they will be looking for them to get as much privacy and time on their own as possible. That's I think the unwritten suggestions there. They don't want any any pressures being put on Kate at this stage and that's right. They will have photos every day of her bump. It's just going to happen. There is an army outside the hospital at this moment in time of photographers but I think the post and the Leveson inquiry all the things going on over here, there won't be any intrusion. There will be the occasional picture if she turns up at many jobs: turns up at many jobs. I think she will be kept out of the spotlight and it will be up to Prince William to do most of those jobs. to do most of those jobs.. I didn't realise there was a medical name for morning sickness, in one of the announcements there, how many Jervanus or something. That's the severe morning sickness. Good luck pronouncing it, Kochie. Don't worry about it. Thank you,

, We will be doing a live cross to our own Fifi Box who is suffering from morning

Still ahead on Sunrise -
can we save Aussie icons like the famous tomato sauce-maker
Rosella? Plus, switching again - Israel Folau to defect to his third
football code in four years. And get ready for the heat -
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, She was rushed to hospital with acute morning sickness overnight so therefore the palace had to say something. Speculation is she probably just under 12 weeks.

Queenslanders are being warned
to take extra precautions today with temperatures set to soar. The mercury is tipped to hit
39 degrees in Brisbane, in what could be the city's hottest
December day in a decade. It'll be 44
in the central Queensland towns of Winton and Longreach. Gusty winds could also spark
more bushfires and officials are warning residents
to be prepared. We're joined now by Sunrise
Correspondent Michelle Tapper. Good morning. Michelle, does it feel hot already?

Good morning, guy, well it's not too bad right now. Temperatures are sitting in the low 20s but that will change within the next couple of hours as the temperature sore to 39 degrees and this heat wave has been going on for more than a week now where we have had temperatures, 30 degrees and above and it's not going to cool off until Thursday when they are only going to drop to 28 degrees. That's about normal for this time of year. Hospitals are getting prepared for emergency admissions and health authorities are just warning people to take care. Dink lots of watt e about 2 to 3 litres a day to stay school inside in the airconditioning and have a swim. Of course the people most at risk are the elderly and the judge. Absolutely, hopefully Absolutely, risk are the elderly and the judge. risk are the elderly and the risk are the elderly and the young. Hope think they can head to a shopping centre or a

News, sport and weather
are coming up on Sunrise. Then Aussie food icon Rosella
in receivership. So what can be done to save
the 300 jobs on the line in Sydney and Melbourne? And, more on our big news - a royal baby for Prince William
and Kate as the Duchess is rushed to hospital
with morning sickness.

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But now here's Nat with the news. Good morning. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
have announced they're expecting their first child. The royal family
has congratulated the couple but there are health concerns
for the mum-to-be. , It's official, Kate Middleton is pregnant. Prince William's office released a short statement today confirming the news that the pregnancy is still in the very early stages. The statement said she was admitted to a London hospital this morning for severe morning sickness. morning for severe morning sickness there has been speculation nearly from day one of their marriage that Kate was pregnant. Media and royal watchers paid close attention to her every move and rumours intensified during the fall during the couple's trip over trip overseas. She politely didn't drink champagne. The presenting non-situate comes just more than a year and a half since the couple captivated the world with their wedding in London. The new baby will become third in line to the throne after grandfather prarld prarlts and father, Prince William.

Extra emergency crews have been sent
to the NSW town of Tamworth after it was battered
by a series of thunderstorms late yesterday afternoon. Winds up to 100km/h
and large hailstones uprooted trees and left homes damaged. The SES received more than 200 calls
for help. Overnight storms also hit Brisbane
and the Gold Coast. Queensland's heatwave
is expected to peak today, bringing a high fire danger. Brisbane is bracing for its hottest
December day in a decade - 39 degrees. It'll be even hotter inland. A police officer has been injured after a man wanted
over a Sydney ram-raid then rammed his ute
into several police cars. At 3:30 this morning, the suspect smashed his ute
into a chemist in Sans Souci. He stole a number of items
before driving away. Police then waited for the man at an address in the nearby suburb
of Hurstville. When the man returned,
he rammed two of the police vehicles and sped off.

When a third police car gave chase,
the driver stopped and reversed directly
into that car as well. The ute was later found smashed into
a nearby home on fire. The driver is missing. A Perth man on trial
for drug trafficking in Malaysia is in high spirits despite facing a mandatory
death penalty if convicted. Dominic Bird smiled
and waved to his family on the first day of his trial
in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. The 32-year-old is accused of selling an undercover
police officer 167 grams of methamphetamine. His lawyer will argue the alleged
drugs weren't tested properly. The quality and the quantity
is flawed so if a judge considers it properly,
the whole charge should fall. The trial is expected to wrap up
on Friday but a verdict isn't expected
until next year. In finance news: ,

, The Dow Jones is down around 30 or 40 points at the moment. That's on concerns of America's fiscal cliff and a bit of a contraction in US manufacturing. European manufacturing did improve though. To our region our region yesterday, we were buoyed by good Chinese manufacturing figures showing that manufacturing is expanding, growing in China which tends to indicate that the Chinese economics slow down may be coming to an end which would be good news for us.

Time for sport, here is Beretts.

Ricky Ponting says he's bowing out
of test cricket with no regrets after bringing down the curtain
on his 168-match career. Ponting fell for eight
in his final test innings as Australia crashed
to a 309-run defeat in the series decider against
South Africa at the WACA. I don't live my life thinking about
regrets. I just, day in, day out, have got up and tried to make myself
a better person and a better dad and a better player. Aussie skipper Michael Clarke
maintains the emotion of Ponting's farewell wasn't responsible
for the heavy loss. Israel Folau will be unveiled
as a NSW Waratahs recruit today at a potentially explosive
media conference. Folau's expected to hit back
at claims he's money hungry and disloyal
for snubbing NRL club Parramatta. ARL Commission chairman John Grant
says rugby league did everything
in its power to sign Folau. But when negotiations stalled, Waratahs coach Michael Cheika
pounced, signing Folau to a one-year deal. The shining lights
of Australian tennis gathered in Melbourne last night for the John Newcombe Medal
presentation. The award recognises
our most outstanding player and it came as no surprise
that Samantha Stosur won the medal for the third straight year. The world number nine made finals
in Doha and Moscow along with four semifinal
appearances, including the French Open.

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Now to today's weather.

The heatwave, it smacked us all between the eye, all states around the country have had a taste of it. It's been an early start to summer. Which means that dehydration and exhaustion is a big problem. As we have said there is plenty more summer still on the way. Hospitals have been choked with people inundated coming in with dehydration and exhaustion, so we have got the wontd full people from St Johns ambulance to give you some help you how to protect yourself. It's serious, how to protect yourself. It's serious,? It is. Particularly young children, elderly people, they can't control their body temperature as well as we can. They are at great can. They are at great danger. How do you know you are? What do you look for? Tept headache, thirst and the colour of your wee. The darker, the more Dow hydration. Apple joys, you are starting to be in trouble. Apart from that, how do you recover? Drink water. Water is our best friend. We need to be drinking at least three litres of water during the heat period, keep hydrating ourselves as much as we can. 3 litres Australia, let's look at 3 litres Australia, let's look 3 litres Australia, let's look at
the forecast.

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Hot northerly winds and
thunderstorms - some severe - are affecting Queensland and northern New South Wales ahead of a trough. Another trough is triggering
potentially severe storms in the Northern Territory
and northern Western Australia. An approaching cold front
is causing a few showers in Tasmania, South Australia
and Victoria. Fine in Brisbane today. Cooling down
and partly cloudy tomorrow. Showers predicted for Thursday
and Friday. Sydney, sunny and 27 today. Sunny for the rest of the week. Temperatures reaching 30
on Saturday. Fine for Canberra today. A bit of cloud about tomorrow
and cool. Then fine and hot
for the end of the week. Melbourne, expecting a few showers
today. Rain should be clear on Thursday. But then more showers expected
over the weekend. Showers for Hobart today. Should clear up a little tomorrow. But then expect light showers
for the rest of the week. Possible showers this morning
for Adelaide. A little bit of cloud about
for tomorrow and Thursday with showers expected again
for the end of the week. Perth has a chance
of thunderstorms today. The showers and storms should start
clearing around Thursday. Should be clear and sunny
for the weekend. Darwin, afternoon storms today. Showers and storms expected
for the rest of the week. Temperatures will stay up
in the mid 30s. , Scenario two, burns, how often does that happen in the kitchen? Thousands of kids are burned inside their own homes every year. It's pretty much the culprit is the boiling water on top of the stove. Come in, mate. Just give us a quick run down, what do we do if it happens? Use cold running water. We put the burpt arm under the water for 20 minutes minimum. Why 20 minutes? It's quite a consistent long run? We are trying to stop the burning effect from burning deeper into the wound. By cooling it down, we are stopping that. Should you see that period out or should you have called a ambulance by then? Get the 20 minutes under way first. Call a ambulance later. Anything bigger than a 20 cent piece should go off for medical. No creams Water would be the best. Simple. Keep your eye on your kids. You don't think about it until it's often too late. That's really, really good. 20 minutes, I had no idea. That is a lot. Nor did I. That's a long timeI am I'm glad we are doing that. Thank you, Grant.

Coming up - the bettting's on an
interest rate cut before Christmas but what might hold
the Reserve back? Plus, bracing for the heat - with temperatures set to soar. And well wishes - the Queen leads the world
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If you've just tuned in - the big news of the day all around
the world is the royal baby. We know the Americans love
the royal family and the Duke and Duchess
of Cambridge. The 'New York Post' is reporting the pregnancy is still
in its very early stages. Vicky Arbiter is in New York. She's the daughter of our royal
commentator Dickie Arbiter, and a royal expert in her own right. Vicky joins us now.

, Good morning, thank you for having me.

How is the US media
reacting to this news?

Will, I think prince situate Will, I think prince Will, I think prince frenzy is probably the best word for it. I've got quite a lot of royal fans on my Twitter feed, all aged between 16 and 21. They are out of their minds, trying to get out of college classes to put the television on. Everybody was anticipating this news, not expecting it today but very happy with expecting it today but very happy with it I understand the hashtag royal baby has been trending wild wide on Twitter. One would assume that the English are the only ones excited but clearly the Americans are as excited as the Aussies as you are saying absolutely. This will be America's story. The British don't do very excited. They go " excited. They go "Oh, that's lovely" and move on. They won't be following this every second of every day as I anticipate the Americans to be doing. I think we are not going to be able to open a magazine, turn on will television, see a newspaper without something about the impending royal baby for the next few months, certainly. Have you spoken to your dad? How would he be doing? We are both on the hop a little bit today, I'll call you back in five, or I'll call you in ten. We are very excited. We are on both sides of the pond covering the thing. We live for this kind of story so we are really excited to have something positive Why is it so big in America? Is it the glamour? Is it the fact that the Americans don't have a real life Royal Family? Is that the charm? I think that's a huge part of it. Kate being a commoner, there is a little bit of it could have been me. Harry is still available, the thought of unwill Harry is terribly exciting. You can imagine what kind of fun he will be. Really America is very celebrity driven as it is and any baby, celebrity baby is followed closely. We are all watching Surrey's wardrobe. With Kate and William, they are the most photographed couple in the world. They are idolised over here because America doesn't have its own Royal Family so there's going to be very close baby watch, I am certain of it. All right. That will take a bit of the heat off Harry for a while. It is lovely to chat to you, Vickery. Thank you very much.

It's the tomato sauce
many of us grew up with but after more than 120 years, the company behind Rosella
has gone into receivership. The news comes as a shock to hundreds of employees who found
out their jobs are all on the line. I think we've got a very strong
business there with very skilled employees
selling products that all Australians have come
to know and love. We need to make sure they're there
on the supermarket shelves for people to buy over Christmas. There's still hope a buyer will be
found but time is running out. We're joined by another Aussie icon,
Dick Smith. Dick, good to see you. How hopeful are you
an Australian buyer can be found? , Or do you think Rosella could be headed overseas. Well, look, it would be great if an Aussie buyer could be found. The supermarkets have to get never-ending profit margins. We pay decent wages in Australia so it's very hard for somebody like Rosella to get. Dick, is this just a badly run company though? It was bought by a private quantum company though? It was bought by a private equity group, loaded up with masses of debt and really that put a strain on the company, an extra strain. Yeah, maybe but the very fact that Unilever that sold it, I would say it was having problems with it. One of things, a minimum wage in a factory is about $ factory is about $16 even in a country like the US, it's $ country like the US, it's $8 an hour. That's why the foreign companies do better. MasterFoods, the biggest selling Tomm sauce, it has a Aussie flag on the label but it's an American company. Aussies don't know how to support Australian. Do
Do our manufacturers have to Get Smarter. We have got Daryl lea in a similar situation but Haigs, doing very well. You've got row Ella but another Aussie manufacturer, another Aussie manufacturer,'Three and a Half Men', multi generational, doing very well too. Quality product, quat price, do Australian manufactures have to go up-market to survive. I think so. Dick Smith foods is now up something like 300% up something like 300%. We have atom tomorrow sauce, Aussie sauce, it's 30 second darer I've said to the supermarkets, that's what it is going to sell for. It's doing very well. I think there is potential. What Rosella may maybe should have done is push the fact that it is Australian. If I do that, I get accused of using spate rism to sell my products. I think consumers want to know as long as it's a good product x and want to support Australian. Good on you, mate. Thank

, About 25,000 people will be homeless in Australia this year. Salvation Army is advising struggling Australians to get helperly.

The 'Daily Telegraph's Joe
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Joe, this is the car
where you slept.

This is a live dramatic re-enactment of the carry slept in. Run us through it I had to sleep one night in it and I could go home. There are whole families that have slept in a car like this for three months, including a teenage kid who was autistic and a young deaf girl. A mum and three kids. It's very roomy as you can see, plenty of bedroom. You've got your bedroom walk in wardrobe, over there. You've got a couple of bedrooms there, the camera, a three bedroom carry should say this one. You've got your kitchen there, all the essentials. If you want anything cold, bad luck because you don't get that but you know, there are stuff if you eat it fast enough and you can afford to buy food, you are lucky. There is your laundrbathroom, lash shower. Not saying you are soft. You had a car. A lot of people in Australia don't have anything. I knew this would come up. How does it raise awareness for you. What struck home? I think you realise, one is that it might look like something like this, this is called sleeping rough. This is the pointy end of sleeping rough. This is The Hill tonne of sleeping rough. There are plenty of people who are sleeping in doorways, on concrete, under brimminges, in makeshift tents and stuff like that. This is how you have it good. There is stuff like we were in the middle of a lightning storm, and a rain storm. You can't get dry. You can't go to the bathroom. You can't go to the bathroom. You storm. You can't get dry. You can't go to the bathroom. You can't wash yourself. You can't even have a shower. So how do you go to a job interview. How do you even get there I am still employed by the Telegraph, thank God. You have done it to highlight. What is the tip? How can we help people? Firstly, you can give the Salvoes money. You can go to their website. I am sure everyone has already. Give them money. The whole idea is they help people out in the short term. They give them crisis accommodation, help feed them so they live another night and then they try to work to night and then they try to work turn these people's lives around. So you are not just helping people live a hand to mouth existence. They are teaching a man to fish if you like. So they are trying to get them over that tipping point so they are back. The family that was living in this car, eventually the Salvoes found them and they are now no longer in that car. As you can see, the car is empty. It's a success story. Thank you you go. Thank you, Joe for highlighting it. Lots of money, money, we want your money. It's a great message to give out. In this country, that many people live on the streets.

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of the royal pregnancy continues. Prince William and the Duchess
of Cambridge are expecting a baby. Kate's in hospital
with severe morning sickness. Comin up -
why that might mean twins! And the royal family reacts
to the news. How Prince Charles would be feeling
about becoming a grandfather, from a palace insider.

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Breaking news - Kate is pregnant. The Duchess of Cambridge and
Prince William are expecting a baby. The duchess in hospital - she's being treated
for severe morning sickness. And well-wishers - the Queen leads the world
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Hello again. If you've just tuned in -
we have some wonderful news - the Duchess of Cambridge
is pregnant. They had to announce it
before the 12 weeks is up because William took Kate
to hospital with severe morning sickness. She's expected to stay there
for several days. Our special coverage continues now,
beginning with Nat. , The wise men have been sighted on their way apparently!

Good morning. It's official - the Duke and Duchess
of Cambridge are having a baby. The announcement was made after Kate was admitted to hospital
suffering morning sickness. Sunrise correspondent Martin Frizell
joins us now. Martin, this probably wasn't
how they wanted to break the news.

It certainly wasn't no, they have said that themselves. We don't even know if it's 12 weeks yet, probably less than that. They were going to ray announce it around about Christmas or perhaps into the new year. Over the weekend, Kate and William were staying with her parents and that's parents and that's where she developed a very bad sickness. Acute morning sickness, so bad that William phoned the royal doctor and he said let's get her into hospital. He drove her He drove her in his car into Edward the 7th hospital, with him by her bedside. It affects one in 50 women, this bad form of vomiting. It looks like she is on a drip to put some fluid back into her and give her some new Triggs, she can't hold anything down at all. As far as we know, she is fairly comfortable. She will be there for a few days and then will have some rest of that period. On the couple's own website from the palace, they said that they are very pleased toy United Nations that the Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall that the Camilla, Duchess that the that

that Duchess of Cambridge, the Queen, the prince of Wales, the Prince Harry,

Martin, what are the chances this child could be
a future King or Queen?

Because of those rule changes. Run us through that. Not just chances. It's almost certain, it does take all 16 Commonwealth countries including the UK to change the laws. We understand New Zealand is leading on this so all heads of those countries will have to say yes, we don't see anybody putting any spanner in the works but it does mean if the first child is born, is a girl, she will become Queen and that will be historic. It certainly will. Martin, thank

who smashed into a chemist,
three police cars and a house this morning.

The ute suspected of being involved
in the crime spree was found on fire outside a home
in Sydney's south around 5am. The driver ran from the scene. Earlier, a ute rammed
into three police cars, injuring an officer's hand. Police were chasing the ute following an earlier ram-raid
at a chemist.

Extra emergency service crews
will spend today in the New South Wales town
of Tamworth after it was battered
by severe thunderstorms. While in Queensland the focus
will be on a high fire danger with scorching temperatures
and dry winds expected. In the country music capital, all you could hear
was wind and hail...

Huge stones smashed through roofs
and shattered glass. The more you look, you go, "Well, that window's
broken, that window's broken." You've only got to look around,
it certainly came through. Flash flooding turned roads
into rivers, wind gusts topped 100km/h. Strong enough to uproot trees, extra emergency service crews have
been called in for today's clean-up. It's a different story
in Queensland - Brisbane is bracing
for its hottest December day in more than a decade - 39 degrees. With no sea breeze to keep the coast
cool, the fire danger is extreme. Very dry, gusty westerly winds
coming through. Hospitals expect a busy day. Heat stress builds over several
days, the elderly are most at risk. They become dehydrated,
don't recognise it and then more and more. Then they start getting confused
and that's when it's dangerous. The best advice - stay indoors. If you want relief, try the beach - Temperatures should drop
on Thursday. An interest rate cut
is expected today when the Reserve Bank holds
its last meeting for the year. Economists are predicting
at least 0.25% fall after a run of low economic figures. Retail spending is going nowhere,
job ads are falling the manufacturing sector
is contracting. The Aussie dollar
is also remaining high, putting a lot of pressure
on business.

, Kate is pregnant, that's the good news, her severe morning sick mass may mean twins. Ild European markets are up, the Germans are now writing off a lot of Greece's debt. We were buoyed by good manufacturing figures out of China, showing maybe the end of the economic slow down, manufacturing grew for the last month. To the commodities! grew for the last month. To the

If the Reserve Bank needs any more convincing about why they should cut rates. Look at this, this is your boss, how they are faring at the moment. Operating profits, we had the worst profit result, if you look at it here, I'll just move the reindeer away. That's the 'G CF, we recovered nicely OK and recovered nicely OK and then down in the last month. So things have been getting worse for Australian companies. And, that's why the Reserve Bank also job ad are at a two year low so that adds to the ammunition to cut interest rates. Beretts.

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the emotion surrounding
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was sort of set up for it and it didn't last long enough. He fell for eight

but says he has no regrets
about a career that yielded over 13,000 runs, including 41 centuries
from 168 tests. Israel Folau will be unveiled
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at suggestions he's greedy and disloyal for turning his back
on a verbal agreement to join NRL club Parramatta. ARL Commission chairman John Grant
says the sport did everything
it possibly could to sign the former Test
and Origin star.

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Now to today's weather. , It's important one. Real house, real medical scenarios that you could face with your own family in your own home. We have the answers to some of the most common and scary medical scenarios that can happen right in front of you. This right in front of you. This is that you can react. Scenario throw, three, choking. I know it will happen at some point. It's just a matter of time. I don't know what to do. It's happening now. Craig. What do we do. So it's a matter of getting our hand in the middle of the sloulder blade and 5 back below, each one gets harder. Hopefully it's all right. If not, I'm going to get my hand on the front of the chest and do five check thrusts. You don't want to hit them unnecessarily. Get aggressive but it might require a bit of force The upward motion, is to force air The upward motion, is to force air up..We give it a good go over the big five below, we are going to call 000 and get an ambulance on the way. If the person stops breathing, we If the person stops breathing, will get into our CPR, it's very important to remember the 000. What that Heindlich. I don't even know how to spend it. It looks frightening to be able to do. I don't know if people still do it any more? We don't teach it any more because - we don't think it works all that well. In Australia, the Australian resuscitation council says we should use the back belows and chest thrusts, because it's easier to show them. Whack them on the back and the front and get that bad boy out of there. Let's look at the forecast around Australia.

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Cairns, fine and 34. Fine and a scorcher for Brisbane. A possible storm for Rockhampton. Fine for the Gold Coast. Mostly sunny for Mt Isa. An early shower or two for Coffs. Broken Hill, sunny. Sydney, sunny.

Mostly sunny for Canberra. Morning showers in Albury. Windy, showers for Warrnambool. Mildura, morning showers. Windy, showers for Melbourne. Swansea, a shower or two. Showers for Hobart. Partly cloudy
for Port Lincoln. Mount Gambier,
light showers. Possible early showers
for Adelaide. Alice Springs,
fine. Partly cloudy
for Katherine. And over to Western Australia now - late storms
for Bunbury. Perth, chance
of storms. Showers for
Geraldton. Possible storms
for Exmouth. Chance of a thunderstorm
for Carnarvon.

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Let's get more now on the news Kate
and William are expecting a baby. Seven News correspondent
Adrian Brown joins us from outside
King Edward VII Hospital, where the Duchess of Cambridge
is being treated for acute morning sickness. Adrian, is there any word
on Kate's condition?

Well, this all happened about four hours ago and Kate has been in here since about 3 o'clock this afternoon, almost 5 hours ago. We got the final confirmation when St James's Palace confirmed that the Duchess of Cambridge had been admitted to hospital, suffering from severe morning sickness and that she would have to remain in hospital for several more days. Now, a spokesman for St James's Palace says they for St James's Palace says they are concerned but not overly concerned. This is a highly treatable condition but as any mother will tell you, morning sickness can be really very debilitating. So, Kate is now having plenty of sort of rehydration fluids and hospital is really the best place for her to be right now. What time is it there, rob and is William at the hospital? Yes, he is. We haven't seen any sign of him yet. We presume he is Bee Kate's bed as I speak. They have been spending the weekend with Kate's parents when she fell ill and they came immediately here. This is a happy night for England, for the people here in London but of course, Kate has felt much better. Brilliant. Sorry, my apologies, to, I know who I am speaking to. I know there is a big media contingent there, stay in touch, particularly if William comes out. We will talk to you soon.

Sunrise royal editor Robert Jobson
joins us from London. Rob, did Kate's hospitalisation force the palace
into an announcement? , Yeah, without doubt, Kochie, the fact is they knew with all these people in the hospital knowing what was going on, it was bound to leak. They wanted to keep control of the story and felt it story and felt it was best to put the story out there. They wouldn't had done so had she not gone into hospital. It would have been at least another couple of weeks. The last time we were on Sunrise, we knew it was going to happen. She looked as though she She looked as though she was nesting, a new haircut, a bit of a do you difficulty dress, a dead give

British Prime Minister David Cameron
has congratulated the young royals. Let's take a look. It's absolutely wonderful news
and I'm delighted for them. I'm sure they'll make absolutely
brilliant parents and I'm sure everyone around the
country will be celebrating tonight. , Do you reckon we can see a Laura Ashley smock soon, Rob? Well, the one thing that they will be doing when the baby does eventually arrive, there will be the old Chris evening outfit back from Queen Victoria, so you will have a few of those historic photographs. The Queen will be the great grandmother then, holding the baby, whatever sex that baby is, that will be a future king or Queen. Because they changed the rules so it can go to a girl now. What has been the reaction from the Queen and Prince Charles? Well, Prince Charles and the Queen have both issued a statement through thank you Buckingham palace saying they are delighted and thrilled that Kate and William are expecting their first baby. It's great news. Ultimately if you are a future king, a future king, their main job, it's not a bad job is to secure the line of succession. Yeah. Any word from Harry? Because he has been knocked out as number three on the list, hasn't he? He will be knocked out at number three on the list. Knowing Harry, he won't mind that too much. Is in Afghanistan. He has been in touch with his father a couple of times while he was away. I am pretty sure he will be on the phone to his brother. Imagine having Harry as your unwill, it would be incredible. Imagine Harry say, yes, the pressure is off. I can just keep being a party boy. Thank you, Rob. Keep us

The royal baby news broke when Kate was rushed to hospital
with acute morning sickness. To explain what this means I'm joined by Sunrise GP
Dr Ginni Mansberg. Good morning. Ginni, how concerning
is acute morning sickness? , Have you got any idea, it do last a week, or the 9 months. week, or the 9 months..About 80% of us get some form of morning sickness but only about 2% get this hype hype where they just vomit and only 1% will end up in hospital because they have lost so much few flid, the chemistry goes wrong in their body and they need to be put on a drip, get some pretty heavy hitting drugs to stop the vomiting. She is a slender little thing I think for her, she would be pretty badly off. Is it a sign that she could be expecting twins? It is one of the known causes. So It is one of the known causes. that could be pretty exciting. Tell me why? We don't know, because with twins, you have higher hormone levels and we think it's around that Beata HGC, that pregnancy hormone that causes the extra vomiting. Girls who do get that severe vomiting have a better outlook for miscarriage. Whenever one of my patients has this It's a sign she is well and healthy in a strange way.Yes. Given that she is this sick at this point in time, sometimes they say that it only lasts three months and you glow and feel well. It may be reoccuring throughout the entire pregnancy. 80% is gone by the time they hit 20 weeks. For 20% weeks. For 20%, it has gone on. They have thrown up until the day they have had the baby. They swear they are never going it again. Lucky those forget hormones kick in. Thank you,

The Reserve Bank looks likely to deliver
an early Christmas present today when it holds its last meeting
for the year. Most economists are predicting the RBA will cut official interest
rates by 0.25% down to 3%. And some are forecasting rates
could hit an all-time low of 2.5% by early next year
as the economy slows. Michael Pascoe from Fairfax Media's
BusinessDay joins me now. Good morning.

Michael, the RBA surprised everyone
last month when it kept rates on hold. How confident are you
that there will be a cut today? , It is a certainty, I think will mark the occasion before we have the stamps and the public holiday. As you've already mentioned on the news, the data yesterday was a bit softer than anyone expected. The Reserve Bank isn't looking at what has been happening in the economy last week, it's really looking ahead to what will be happening in the economy in a year's time. The lack of real kick on from interest rate cuts we have had, stimulating the economy, means that it will probably have to throw another 0. have to throw another 0.25% at it to try and get the non-resources side to pick up. As that cools a bit, we have got other activity coming on. Michael Pascoe, is there any reason whatsoever that the banks shouldn't pass on this full 0. pass on this full 0.Ta 25% pass on this full 0.Ta 25%, pass on this full 0.Ta pass on this full 0.25% pass on this full 0.25%, whether they are going to come out and whinge, is there you any excuse? Under Funding costs locally are a genuine excuse. In that there is real competition for depositor's funds. The people out there who have savings rather savings rather than debt don't like interest rates coming down and they are tending to play off the bangs quite successfully. They are trying to get the best interest rate available. So that does put some pressure on them. One of the things that happened in October, after the October interest rate cut, is that the rate that banks really lend at as opposed to the headline rate, it actually dropped by more than the Reserve Bank level. The banks have that variable headline rate, it doesn't mean very much because they all give discounts, they all do deals and what really happened was that the average rate banks actually lent at dropped by 29 points. That's what you have to look for. That's what you have to go hunting for. And make sure you ask for your discount. Absolutely and play them off against each other. Thank you, Michael. Thank you Thank you, Michael. Thank you for that. Tell them Kochie sent you.

Temperatures are set to soar
in Queensland today with residents being warned
to take extra precautions. The mercury is expected to hit a top
of 39 degrees in Brisbane - 10 degrees
above the December average. It's even hotter
in central Queensland, with a top of 44 in the towns
of Winton and Longreach. Officials are also warning
of a heightened bushfire risk from the sustained heat
and gusty winds.

I'm joined now by Sunrise
correspondent Michelle Tapper. Good morning. Michelle, it's still early there
but is it starting to feel warm?

Yeah, it's definitely heating up here today. Health authorities are just warning people to try and stay cool, stay indoors with the airconditioning on or drink airconditioning on or drink lots of water, between 2 and 3 leers a day. You can easily get dehydrated in this type of heat. They are worried about heat stress. We have had 30 plus temperatures for more than a week now. It's not expected to cool off until Thursday when it will only drop to 28 which is about average for this time of year. The elderly and the young are most at risk cht hospitals are preparing for emergency Radd missions. Talk us through that fire danger. They are talking about 44 and higher out west? Well, about three quarters of the state is facing a severe fire threat. In fact, Queensland police and Queensland Fire and Rescue service, are urging people not to service, are urging people not to light fires, be careful with heavy machinery that could spark machinery that could spark fires. Most of the state are suffering conditions that are the worst, Charters Towers right across to the Northern Territory border and all the way down to the New South Wales border. There are a couple of grass fires burning now. Most of them are behind containment lines and no property is under threat but that could change quickly today. Good luck to everone. Thank you, Michelle. Here is

A major announcement
in rugby union will be made later this morning. Former AFL and rugby league star
Israel Folau is expected to announce he's joined
the New South Wales Waratahs. But NRL fans and stars wanted Folau
back in their game. I'm not bitter towards Israel
at all. He's a wonderful drawcard. This is Folau's third football code
in four years the serial defector played
in the AFL too, until last month. Seven Sport's Jim Wilson
joins me now. Jim, good morning.

What is Israel Folau expected to say
this morning? , Well I think we are getting a bit over it, you just said a seer over it, you just said a serial defect tore, if I was a rugby league fan this morning, I would be extremely dirty. On Israel Folau. I think he walked out on Greater Western Sydney, he turned his back after AFL put two years of hard work and toil and resources into him. Will he make it good in run rugby? Will he get a spot. There are a few in Will he get a spot. There are a few in front of him, Adam Ashley Cooper. I wanted to see him in a Parramatta guernsey, I think he belongs in rugby league. Whether his management and he held rugby league to ransom. I think in a lot of way, I think in a lot of way,. NRL should have acted quicker, with the Parramatta, they were asking for the reaction Asian of salary cap rules. I would have fit Israel Folau who is a real rugby league talent, despite the fact he has been out of the game. It's a mess and a real loss for rugby league to be honest. So looking at his skill set and the three different codes, which do you think he's best at? Rugby league. He is a rugby league player. I like player. I like rugby union, we all love to see him play for the wallabies and be a success. There is a long way for that to happen, the bottom here is that he is a rugby league player and he walked out on AFL to go and actually pursue or go back to rugby league. All of a sudden now, deal's off. It's really urt. He was a big name for the Giants when they signed him. He was certainly brought a big profile a the AFL, how do you think the Waratahs and rugby Waratahs and Waratahs and rugby will help them? As a promotional tour, it will be a success? That's a big question. There is no doubt that he would have been a success at Parramatta, even in a side that's struggling, a wooden spoon side, he would have been great for reeucky Stuart for coming back into a NRL coaching role. Will he be a success in rugby union, he will get his right of ply. A lot of people are saying he is greedy and we will wait and see what people say at 9 o'clock. Do people say at 9 o'clock. Do you say that as number one ticket holder in GWS, do you feel a bit Sullied. Yes, Sullied. Yes, I fell like he ran out on AFL when they had given him a go Don't you listen. I am listening to your views, just as you Mr Port as you Mr Port Adelaide Adelaide choose to sit on the fence. Do you think he is a trait or. Let's see what he has to say at 9 o'clock this morning. She is not happy. Look at the eye Brough go up. You know when she is mad. I hate that eye

News headlines, sport and weather
are coming up. Then, more on the royal baby
for Prince William and Kate as the Duchess is rushed to hospital
with morning sickness. , So much darkness in the world, let's have something exciting. She is a bit crook but she will

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Good morning. Friends and fans across the world are congratulating the Duke and
Duchess of Cambridge after they confirmed
they're expecting a baby. The announcement came
as Kate was admitted to hospital suffering a bad bout
of morning sickness. Some experts say
that could mean twins. Because you have... with twins
you have higher hormone levels and we think it's around
the Beta HCG - that pregnancy hormone that, of
course, causes that extra vomiting. Speculation on a due date is
varied, some are predicting a June birth while other reports say the pregnancy is in
its very early stages. A severe hailstorm has hit the
New South Wales town of Tamworth. The SES will task extra crews
to the town today to help with the clean-up after receiving
more than 200 calls for help. caused the bulk of the damage. I've put a couple in the freeze. I don't know... A bit bigger
than a golf ball. The storm also cut power
to 1,500 properties. Queensland's heatwave will peak
today, putting firefighters and paramedics
on stand-by. The Weather Bureau expects
temperatures in Brisbane to reach 39 degrees. If that happens, it'll be the city's
hottest December day in a decade. The fire danger is extreme. Very dry, gusty westerly winds
coming through. Health experts want people
to stay hydrated and where possible, keep indoors. But there is some relief
for beach-goers -

the water is unseasonably cold
thanks to altered currents. A man is on the run from police following a series of ram-raids in
Sydney's south early this morning. The ute suspected of being involved
in the crime spree was found on fire
outside a home at around 5am. Police gave chase to the car earlier
after a ram-raid at a chemist. It rammed into three police cars,
injuring an officer's hand. The driver remains on the run. Ricky Ponting says he's bowing out
of test cricket with no regrets after bringing down the