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(generated from captions) The hottest part of the day was
late this afternoon right up to 4:00 and the reason for that is we saw
the sun shine a little more then, with the heat helped on
by warmer northerly winds. On the satellite - it was fine and very warm
across New South Wales today thanks to a weak ridge
along the east coast. Tomorrow, a trough will bring more
cloudy weather to New South Wales, with some showers and storms
developing in south-western parts.

Around
the nation - fine and sunny
in Brisbane. Showers and storms
in Melbourne, while rain should clear
in Hobart. On the water: we'll see the fresh,
north-easterly breeze gusting up to 25 knots offshore.

It will stay cloudy tomorrow. Take your umbrella
if you're heading out at night, with the chance of a shower
in the evening. A pretty fresh sea breeze will
stick around for the next 24 hours with temperatures on the coast
reaching the high-20s. In the west, hotter north-westerly
winds will hit in the middle of the day, pushing the mercury
into the low-30s, with showers most likely
in the west at night.

Looking ahead - a hot day on Sunday with those north-easterly winds will get pretty gusty in the afternoon before a cool showery change

Make the most of the sun. That's Seven News for this Friday. Next on 'Today Tonight', inside the incredible
Aladdin's cave of treasures, bought by an unemployed 25-year-old.

Tonight, banned from kindy. What did Mum do
to get her kids expelled?

Oh-oh!

What is dancing Tracey up to now?

Her tit-for-tat battle
with elderly neighbours. Plus, the speeding seniors - the footpath perils
posed by out-of-control scooters.

Hello. I'm Kylie Gillies.
Welcome to Today Tonight. First, take a look at this. It's an Aladdin's cave of treasures fit for a prince,
bought by a pauper, now in the possession of police. It is an audacious and brazen crime. An original Picasso
and a Pro Hart, diamond watches and rings, music and sports memorabilia worth hundreds of thousands
of dollars all found in the bedroom
of an unemployed 25-year-old man living on a Newstart allowance
of less than $500 a fortnight. And the haul doesn't stop there. He was able to purchase
some high-ticket items - a Maserati motor vehicle,
an Alfa Romeo motor vehicle, along with other motorcars,
bikes and expensive boats. He also purchased
some sporting memorabilia, some expensive sporting memorabilia along with some artworks. Superintendent Evan Quamby says Luke Moore was arrested
on Wednesday. He's accused of overdrawing his ironically named
Complete Freedom account with the St George Bank by more than $2.1 million
over 18 months. There were a lot of transactions -
it wasn't just one big transaction. From our investigations, we can tell that
the offences started back in 2010. We became aware
in August this year and acted promply, swiftly
and professionally and, as a result, have the male
person before the courts. Mr Moore is on strict bail and is living with his parents
in Goulburn.

Earlier this week,
we told you about a 4-year-old disciplined
for kissing a kindy classmate. Now a childcare centre
has gone further, expelling a boy aged 2
and his 11-year-old sister, not for anything they did
but because of their mum. Damien Hansen has more.

We had a party, a children's party. The next thing we knew, our children weren't allowed
at day care. An instant dismissal. Is there any reason
why they were expelled? WOMAN: I don't wish to comment. I want an answer
and I'm standing up for myself. OK, we'll be outside
if you feel like talking. They're the children at the centre
of an unfair dismissal scandal. I demand an answer! This is unfair!

2-year-old Aaron
and 11-year-old Jennifer Bellis won't be making Christmas cards
with the other children at day care this year. They've been red-carded, expelled not for their behaviour,
but apparently their mothers'. This is my daughter's
fifth birthday party, and her first one! To turn up the next day
and be treated like this is ridiculous! When Sally Bellis picked up
her children on Monday, she was stunned to receive
this expulsion letter from a staff member here
at the Early Years childcare centre in Bundaberg. Do you feel victimised? Absolutely,
and discriminated against - especially for my children. To put things bluntly, Jennifer and Aaron's enrolment
here at the day care centre was terminated because the centre's management
believed their mother hosted
a 5-year-old's party that amounted to a 'bitchfest'. Sally says nothing could be
further from the truth. Sally claims
she didn't even know the women who attended her daughter's
fifth birthday party. Was it a 'bitchfest', as they say? Absolutely not. I was so focussed on having it was her first one - that nobody had spoken
about the centre. It was an innocent
little girl's party and if there was,

they would have been asked to leave. In the extraordinary
and poorly written termination letter, the centre management claimed
they'd been told the Bellis' were unhappy with
the service they were receiving. The letter stated
they heard from the public - heard what, I don't know. They haven't explained
anything to me. My kids are innocent in this. They should not be part
of adult gossip. Sally's husband, Tom, said they didn't have an issue
with the day care centre but, clearly,
the centre had an issue with them. I suppose, like anywhere else in the country
or anywhere else in the world, you do get clique-y groups
and things like this. But to be ostracised from a group
or anything like that is, yeah,
it's really just targeting people. When we went to ask
what those issues were, we were met with this response. Can you tell us
why they were expelled? I'd rather not be on camera,
thank you. OK, we'll be outside
if you feel like talking. Centre manager Kristy Ramsay won't say why
the children had been banished or why she hadn't personally asked
the Bellises if they had been bad-mouthing
the centre. I would like to know what's going on
and they refuse to talk to me. Management has not spoken to me. You're not committing any offence
by being here at this point. Instead of giving us
a reasonable explanation, they've called the police. It's way over the top. Lawyer Scott Coulthart says it's a heavy-handed tactic
that may have legal ramifications. There are no laws at the moment
that say that you must keep your child
enrolled for this amount of time and you must follow this procedure but if the law does require you
to have a grievance procedure, then the law implies
that you must follow it. It's not the first time
we've exposed what some have argued
are over-the-top-like tactics of some childcare providers. We should be able to show affection
to our friends at four years old and 40 years old. 4-year-old Amelia Blyth
found herself in the naughty corner for kissing a classmate. Her mother, Jessica,
was not impressed. I think it's absolutely ridiculous,
yeah. It's taking the fun and harmlessness
and the innocence out of children. It's not... It's not right. As for the Bellises,
they're still seething and are demanding answers from the childcare centre who have
unfairly dismissed their kids. It's really put a dent just before Christmas as well. And, you know, it is,
it's disgusting.

Well, some people have a knack
of attracting trouble, and Tracey Henshaw
is certainly one of them. Better known as 'Dancing Tracey', she is embroiled in another massive
dispute with elderly neighbours. Laura Sparkes reports
the two women are 65 and 75 and are so terrified of Tracey, they're resorting
to desperate measures. It's turned into absolute hell. Hell on earth, yep. It's a familiar scene -
a suburb dispute. This is intimidation. It's just... It's stopped my life. It's completely stopped my life. I don't even want to be here,
I can't be here any much longer because it's driving me insane. But the main protagonist here

is none other than Tracey Hanshaw,
dubbed 'Dancing Tracey' - a woman familiar on Today Tonight
for all the wrong reasons. I can't go out dancing.

I can't just bend over
and pick something up.

Someone told me
"Oh, she's 'Dancing Tracey' and I looked it up and found it
and read it and I thought "Oh, my word." dealing with Tracey's antics
on a daily basis. It's just living continually
on your nerves. You can't walk in or out
your property when you're not being photographed. You can't sit on -
I can't sit on my own balcony, have friends,
have a phone conversation without her screaming out at you
that she can hear you - "I can hear what you're saying". It's a brand new complex that Tracey moved in
just a few months ago along with most of the residents. Within hours, the dramas began. She drove her car, reversed from one side
of the car park into the back of Margaret's car, caused quite a bit of damage. Tracey's been charged with
malicious damage and intimidation but instead of going into her shell, her neighbours say
she's escalated hostilities. She started screaming,
banging the doors and, I mean,
she's screamed before but this was really screaming - "Come out here, you F--- and C---! "Get your arses out here! "Come out here!" Banging the door -
it almost come off its hinges. This isn't the first time Tracey's been at the centre
of a neighbourhood dispute that spirals so out of control
AVOs are taken out. We've had other neighbours who have been run out of
the neighbourhood. She can come out and chase the neighbours
up the driveway. In her last street, this group of neighbours
also complained about Tracey's erratic behaviour and there were AVOs being slapped
on all of them too. This is about and about jealousy. We first met Tracey four years ago when Today Tonight
supported her insurance battle to get a disability payout
for being permanently incapacitated but months later,
we received a tip-off. (SONG): # All the single ladies
All the single ladies. #

Yet, she still insisted
she was disabled. How good does it get? This is it, hon. I can't lift both arms
up above my head.

I don't go shopping.

Her latest neighbours
have also got photos of Tracey without her neck brace
and lifting heavy objects. Tracey claims she IS still disabled and the last time
we caught up with her, she waved
her disabled parking sticker to prove it. Where's your neck brace today? I've just taken it off earlier. Where's your walking stick? Remember when you told me,
"This was as good as it gets?" we asked her about $4,000
she allegedly owed Mick Dodd who is dying
of motor neurone disease.

So, what about the $4,000, Tracey? You know what, Laura? Zoom in. She tells lies. No, Tracey. You tell lies. Next week, the neighbours go head-to-head
with Tracey when they all seek AVOs
against each other. Margaret and Dianne hope the court orders
might give them some peace. She most definitely is
a neighbour from hell that nobody would ever, ever
want to be near. There have been government inquiries
and crackdowns, but the perception is our aged-care system is in chaos
and getting worse. And with our population ageing, the consensus is something
needs to be done and quickly. The answer could be technology, and, as Clare Brady reports, the nursing home of the near future
could be beyond our wildest dreams.

Move over Scrabble,
forget playing cards - sci-fi is moving into
our nursing homes. It's the way of the future. Waiting in the wings
are contraptions like these - to replace human hairdressers,
there will be this.

For more independence in the home,

elderly people will have robots
that remember faces, where you put your glasses and how you like your tea. Homes of the elderly
will be equipped with elite sensors. If it senses anything untoward - so if we're normally get up at 9am but there's no sign of us
being up yet - it can literally shake the pillow, it can rock the bed -
again, very gently - it can draw the curtains
to let light in. And again, it monitors - if you haven't stirred,
if you haven't moved, we'll then do whatever it is
you've asked it do, which is to phone somebody. with its latest release
'Robot and Frank'.

You have a problem.
I bought you something. Hi, Frank! You have got to be kidding me. That thing is gonna murder me
in my sleep. Futurist Michael Miselowski
is convinced this isn't the stuff of fantasy and seniors' mornings
will never be the same. When you're in the bathroom, it'll monitor your vital signs, so literally it will be able to take
your sugar tests out of your urine, it'll be able to take breath tests - all kinds of things.

Frank, you need a project today. There will be virtual desktops that monitor how many tablets
you've taken. There's two schools of thought as we enter the new age
of nursing homes - one based on technology, the other is keeping it human. Michael O'Neill of National Seniors. I think the technology's exciting -
the prospect of robots - but I think what it does do, it really moves right away
from the personal part. I think it's a real challenge
to dignity - so, an older person's dignity. I think their privacy. Let's have some robots
running childcare. If it's good enough for aged care,
what's the difference?

Either way, it's a real challenge as in 40 years, one in four Australians will need
some form of care and living, on average,
well beyond 100. From the outside,
it looks like a family home.

and you'd think the same.

But this is a nursing home
for those with dementia. It has a 3-1 nurse-patient ratio and all nestled
in this renovated home in Sydney's St Ives. Tamar Krebs is behind the design. She has 15 years experience
working in aged care, founding Group Homes Australia,
believing it's time for change. It's about purposeful,
meaningful engagement. So if people
have a different routine - they like to wake up
in a specific way - we can tap into that
in a small environment. If they have a hairdresser
that they've been going to for the last 10 years, they can continue
to go to that hairdresser because they're in
their own community.

It has all the touches of home - and that's deliberate. There's no vinyl but rather, custom-made chairs
to help back problems and the fabric
is subtly water resistant. Annette is a doctor.

Her mother has just moved into
the St Ives home. I've seen a number of my patients
in aged care facilities where that cognitive decline
is immense.

We know with dementia, if we keep the environment
in a more homely setting, people with dementia will thrive and not go downhill.

Cabrini in Sydney's Westmead
is a larger aged-care facility and its founder, William Harris,
of course sings its praises. All meals done back-of-house,
a la hotel style. Room service available
in every room. Wireless data logging
of every meal and plate temperature monitored. These beds are designed by Porsche
to give you a perfect night's sleep. Outside every room's door
are wall tablets, not just a number - complete with family photos
and medical data to give staff the full picture
of the person they are visiting. Step-by-step,

technology is shuffling into
our twilight years. To me, I think it's something
we have to embrace. You're starting to grow on me. Thank you, Frank.
It's time for your enema.

The number of Australians
in aged-care facilities is forecast to double
in the next 10 years, so planning for that
is a crucial issue. We'll take a break. And then - the fast and the furious.

They are lunatics
and they just go hell for leather. It shouldn't have happened.
She should've been going slower. The push to get mobility scooters
off the footpath is next.

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Welcome back. Mobility scooters have become
an essential part of everyday life for elderly and disabled
Australians. But there are so many of them
on footpaths around the country, that the number of accidents causing
injury and death are skyrocketing. Adam Marshall reports the push is on
for an urgent safety review.

That went 13 kays. Yeah, well, he was moving,
wasn't he?

Is that dangerous? I think it might be.

They're fast... If I put it up like that,
that's turbo charge, is it? Yes.

You beauty. What was I doing? 13.

Yeah, the limit's 10. ..and their drivers can be furious.

Many of them
can do well over 10km/h, some can do 20 or 30. Harold Scruby
from the Pedestrian Council says it's time to put the brakes
on the high-powered machines and enforce restrictions. but just have a look at the stats. Between 2000 and 2010, mobility scooters
have been linked to 62 deaths and over 700 injuries
requiring hospitalisation. If the current trend continues, there'll be more deaths
and more serious injuries.

I hate it. It shouldn't have happened. She should've been going slower. Lesley Nicholson
is recovering in hospital, mowed down by a mobility scooter
on the footpath outside her Ballina church. Police estimate the 92-year-old
driver hit her at 15km/h. I was walking, and next minute,
I'm flat on the ground with all the pain in my legs. The 66-year-old
broke both her ankles and fractured her leg. Lesley's Husband Charles says
they won't get any compensation because the scooter driver
wasn't insured and she hasn't been charged
by police.

Something needs to be done. I'm still angry because
she's put there and I'm in here. We do need to review it and the competency of people
who are able to drive these things because in many cases,
they've never had a drivers license Member for Ballina Don Page says the New South Wales
Staysafe Committee

They're classified as pedestrians. That's because supposedly
they're going less than 10km/h but as we found they can easily
exceed that speed on any footpath. 12 kay, flat out. We got you up to 12. Would you worry about
hitting someone at that speed? Oh, yeah. Make a mess, couldn't it? Oh, yeah, it'd make a big mess. Alright? We've got 11 kay.

A bit of power to it. Would you mind if they governed them
to 10km/h so you couldn't go over 10? That'd be a bit hard. It's not so much the 10km/h. You still need power
to get up hills, you need that torque.

Harold Scruby
wants a nationwide scheme - scooters limited to 10km/h, the drivers tested annually
for competency. to prove that you can drive it? I wouldn't care.

A lot of the people are very old
that are on it and they're Deaf and they don't hear
and they just sit on it and go. Then there's registration,
insurance and licensing - treating them similar
to driving a car. Breath test?

Why not? I've seen a few people
come out of clubs. You have nothing
to worry about then. I think it's all down to the cost. When you're on the pension,
it's not getting easier.

Without them,
we would be paying the cost, according to Michael O'Neill
from National Seniors Australia. The health system is advantaged
by people being out and about. The mobility scooters
provide the opportunity, the health space,
the social inclusion, going and doing their shopping,
going and seeing friends. How important is this to your life? Oh! Mate, I can go anywhere. Without it, I'm in the door.

I need to use it because
I can't walk.

I'd be completely lost. There is no doubt
that in the years to come, in the very near future, these vehicles
are going to be everywhere. What you'll see
if we don't do anything, more people will get injured
and more people will get killed. Don't forget to tell 'em
it belongs to the Rotary Club!

What do you think? Do people using these scooters
need to be licensed and insured? Have your say on our website:

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