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Things have got to be spruced on a Monday.'Weekend Sunrise' people have got their toast, and everything.A bit of a party.All the sparkles on the desk, I wonder what they got up to? Pretty wild.

Bella Ferraro has just released
her debut single and she's coming in to sing it live,
later in the show. Also this morning - the taxidrivers threatening
to take cash only. So let's get underway with Nat and
the latest from the Seven Newsroom. Good morning. Barack Obama is heading
to Connecticut to attend a vigil for victims
of the Newtown school shooting. Police continue to work
through the crime scene and have issued a warning
to people posting misinformation and impersonating the shooter
on social networks. These issues are crimes, they will be investigated,
statewide and federally and prosecution will take place. Earlier, a SWAT team responded
to reports of a bomb threat at a nearby church. They've now given it the all-clear. As America and the world
comes to grips with the shooting, stories of bravery
are still emerging. One teacher went to great lengths
to protect her students - quickly locking all the doors. the curtains, put paper
over the window on the door then sat the kids
in a cubby and read to them. The school principal and other
teachers are all being remembered and thanked
for their heroic actions. Thousands of locals and tourists
in Fiji have been evacuated with Cyclone Evan due to hit today. The cyclone lashed Samoa last week,
killing at least four people.

they shipped all the residents out. While some tourists remain stranded
on the island, dozens of schoolies
arrived safely back home last night. They say the weather was perfect
while they were there but are glad to be home. The Gillard Government has ended
the year on a positive note, according to
the latest Nielsen poll. Labor's primary vote
has risen to 35% But on a two-party preferred basis,
the Coalition is still ahead by 4% and would take power
if an election were held today. Julia Gillard is 10 points in front
as preferred prime minister, leading Tony Abbott 50% to 40%.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
is expected to make a public speech this week,

marking six months holed up at
the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Assange made the announcement
via Twitter. He first turned up the embassy
in June, after losing his battle
in the British courts Assange's last public appearance
was back in August when he stepped out onto the balcony
of the embassy and was cheered on
by his supporters. Girls have outperformed boys overall in the end of Year 12 exams
in Victoria. Around 50,000 Victorian students
will receive their results at 7:00 this morning
via text message or online. Of the 37 students receiving
the top score of 99.95, more than half were boys

but the girls performed better
overall. Soon on Sunrise -
move over 'Fifty Shades of Grey', the new steamy novels for teenagers. But first, here's Kochie.

Oh?OK.Let's take a look at finance news. Wall Street over the weekend down 36

. European markets were pretty mixed. We finished the week on Friday, roughly steady on our major indices. There we go! All Ords were up.

For a look at the week ahead
in finance I'm joined
by Savanth Sebastian at CommSec. Morning, Savanth.

Jingle bells ringing at the moment. What about economic indicators. Do we have any coming out this week? The finishing line for 2012 is in sight. This is the last big week in terms of economic data. Today we get petrol prices released and also a speech by the Reserve Bank Assistant Governor. He is speaking today. Tuesday, the Reserve Bank Board minutes from the last meeting where they cut interest rates. That will be key interest. Also, demographic data. It effectively containathize household wealth numbers, so how wealthy are we feeling on the economy? And the Reserve Bank releases its bulletin on Thursday, fleshing out the bigger pieces of data, what they will feature in the next year, I think the Aussie dollar will feature front and centre, and the fiscal cliff, only two weeks to go. A lot more incite from the US Congress will be of key importance. A bit of Christmas reading to do, keep us up to Kate, Savanth. Here is Beretts.

Australia appears certain
to be a bowler short for the final two days of the first
test against Sri Lanka in Hobart. Ben Hilfenhaus will find out the
extent his side strain is today but it's unlikely he'll play
any further part in the match. The Aussies will resume at 0/27
in their second innings with an overall lead of 141 runs. In the Big Bash last night, the Sydney Sixers went down to
the Perth Scorchers by seven wickets at the SCG.

Embattled coal baron Nathan Tinkler could lose control of the
Newcastle Knights NRL club today. Representatives of Tinkler's
Hunter Sports Group are due to meet with
Knights Members Club directors and there's speculation they'll be asked
to hand back the club's license. that was put in place
as part of the privatisation deal. Football Federation Australia
is investigating claims Wellington midfielder Paul Ifill
was racially abused by fans during the Phoenix's 3-1 loss
to Adelaide United at Hindmarsh Stadium. The incident took the gloss off a
dominant performance from the Reds, who are now just a point away from
top spot on the A-League ladder. Goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic

produced a brilliant double save
from a penalty in stoppage time.

A busy weekend in sport.The best is yet oocome. Let's go -- yet to come. Let's go to Grant with the weather. This is the time of year I get a chance to do a bit of chance to do a bit of R & D ahead of the school holidays, how to keep the kids occupied, what's fun or what is not. Today is good for a reason. We are doing the whole Sydney treetop at venture park thing, sounds good, sounds high, sounds picturesque, not only that, includes Australia's largest flying fox. How good and big could it be? Today we will test it out ahead of the school holiday period. Lots of fun, great action and as well as the weather right around Australia. Good morning, everyone.

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Soon on Sunrise - the new
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warned to take cover as Fiji braces
for Tropical Cyclone Evan. And the school shooting tragedy - President Obama prepares
to lead the mourning at a special memorial service
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is positively different to the big rental car companies. Go with the underdog and save. President Barack Obama will
visit the families of the victims of the US school shooting. He is due to arrive in Newtown soon
and will speak at a special vigil. All 26 victims have now been named and one brave father has spoken out
in remembrance of his daughter. Emilie was bright, creative
and very loving. Emilie was always willing
to try new things, other than food. The 20 children
that were gunned down were all
just six or seven years old. We're joined now
by Seven's US bureau chief Mike Amor who is in Newtown, Connecticut. Mike, how long until
the memorial takes place?

There andAnd we're getting reports there has been a bomb scare there? We believe the all-clear has been given now. Police rushed to a church where something suspicious is going on. Unfortunately, in these types of circumstances you get all kinds of nutters trying to nutters trying to get attention but we nutters trying to get attention but we believe that incident has been cleared. We expect Barack Obama to arrive here some time after 9am, your time. He will meet privately with the victims' families and the first responders, the police and paramedics. At 11:00, your time, here, he will speak at an interfaiths service. It is staggering to me, this is the fourth time, the President, in power four years has gone to a city to speak in the wake of a mass shooting. Four times! Nothing has been done about it.Also, mic, it is such a small community, everybody is connected and knows everybody, which is going to make it more difficult to manage? Absolutely, Mel. It is 28,000 people in now now. But -- Newtown but where it happened is a smal borough of 2,000 people. It is such a beautiful community. It reminds you of a Christmas village you see. It is really quite beautiful. A lot of people came here to get their children into the school system because the school system is considered one of the better ones in the states. Sadly, it cost 20 little ones their lives. Many of the funerals are going to start as early as tomorrow, we understand. That is just heart-breaking, so many funerals for so many little ones. We heard one heart-breaking story, one little 7-year-old had his birthday three days before his death. And twins, one survived and one didn't. I don't know how a community can cope with that.The father of the gunman has released a statement. What does it say?It basically says they are in deep mourning and expressed shock and despair for everyone involved. We are getting a picture of Adam Lanza now, he obviously killed his mother. But the fact police believe they are getting closer to a motive. They are centring their investigation on a computer they found inside the house, which was smashed. They believe Adam Lanza smashed that computer because they believe there may be something on that computer, perhaps correspondence or e-mails that may give clues as to his motive. They are now trying to piece together that compert -- computer. We are getting mixed reports of whether it is true, whether he tried to buy guns a couple of days before the shooting and also, whether there was an altercation in the school in the days leading up to the shooting. So many stories, I hesitate to say it but the stories are out there. The gun culture is so foreign to us. We obviously don't understand it. There is a democrat who wants to introduce a bill to ban it. What is the chance of it happening?I would say next to none. Everybody here is saying now is not the time to talk about gun control. I say, and about gun control. I say, comment, I guess, if not now, when? In a week from now people will be moving on. It will be Christmas, and moving on. It will be Christmas, another major story. I have seen it before, having covered so many mass shootings. Aurora back in July. We need to have a conversation but not now. need to have a conversation but not now. That conversation never happened. That attitude of Americans towards guns is far different to Australians. It is built into their culture. They say here guns don't kill people, people kill people. That kind of mentality. It is hard to see a significant change will be made.But, Mike, they did have a ban on assault rifeles in 1994 and they let it expire. So it can be done if there is a will? 72 yes a ban on assault rifeles, again, a comment, but I don't know why any family needs a military-style assault rifle to shoot a deer. Last time I saw a deer, it didn't shoot back. Barack Obama is as much to blame, getting the ban reinstated, he campaign on it but hasn't done anything about it. Because the gun lobby is very strong here. Politicians are very scared to stand up to the gun lobby. Remember, members of the Congress are elected every two years. So they are starting to this can about the next election: starting to think about the next election. They don't want to put up their hands and say ban guns. Wish they would.Thank you.

Coming up - why is printer ink more expensive
than designer cologne and French champagne? Plus, the taxidrivers
threatening to take cash only. And Beretts tries
something different - waterskiing behind
a Sydney-Hobart maxi yacht.

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If I asked you to name the most
expensive liquids on the planet, you'd probably think of pricey
perfumes or French champagne.

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But would printer ink spring
to mind? Well, according to a new report,
it's practically liquid gold. Printer ink costs more
than Chanel No. 5 perfume or a bottle of Moet. Consumer group Choice is calling
for a government investigation after it found a black ink costs
just under $2,000 a litre and yellow ink costs
as much as $3,000 a litre. Can you believe that?

That's because they sell it to you in little bits. Can you believe that? Extraordinary.Get the typewriter out of the roof.

If you catch a cab in Melbourne, you might need to make sure
you've got money in your pocket if drivers follow through with
threats to stop card payments. The boss of Cabcharge says taxis
will move to a cash-only system if their 10% EFTPOS surcharge
is halved. It follows recommendation to reduce
the surcharge for card payments, which costs Victorian passengers
around $30 million a year. We'll have more on this story
a little later this morning. But we want to hear
what you think about this.

What about the driver's safety? Wasn't one of the reasons they don't carry a lot of cash because they don't want a lot of cash in there because it is dangerous. So they will need a lot of cash to give you change.But why a 10% urcharge? Hasn't the RBA moved to reduce imposed fees? So they will have no choice?Yes, deregulating it.There you go.

We all know Mark Beretta
loves a challenge so take a look at his latest feat. Beretts swapped his work suit
for his wetsuit, hitting the water
to ski behind 'Wild Oats XI'. That is something
you don't get to do every day - ski behind the 'Wild Oats XI', the model Sydney to Hobart winner. This isn't one to try at home,
though, as 10-time Australian
waterski champion, Beretts has a little more skill
than most of us on the water.

(mel claps) (mel claps).So it was just... Brilliant. I want to know how you got up. Anyone who knows -- who skis knows you need a mighty pull to get you out of the water.We had to get the yacht up to speed, it climbed up 11, 12, 13 knots, they said go. I had to sit on the rail on the side, I Johnny is on the side, he lowered me down and they lowered out the rope winch.A running start? Has anyone done anything like that?I don't think with that speed or anything that heavy behind the boat. That's pretty incredible what you've done.It shows you the speed of these boats. They are seriously moving. these boats. They are seriously moving.T.That is fantastic.Well done, good on you.

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Here's Nat. A church packed with mourners
has been evacuated near the site
of the Connecticut school shooting. SWAT teams converged on the church
minutes after the alarm was raised. They've now been given
the all-clear. Police say
they'll leave no stone unturned as they continue
to investigate the massacre. We'll examine
every piece of evidence, we'll speak to every single witness that can have any impact
on this case. And certainly our goal...our goal
is to answer every single question. Barack Obama will attend a vigil
for the shooting's victims later today.

Some very relieved schoolies
have arrived back home, leaving Fiji just before
Cyclone Evan is due to hit. The tropical storm is expected
to make landfall at some time today. Thousands of locals and tourists
have been evacuated. The tides were a little bit higher
yesterday and the day before but that's about it. No real signs, no.

The cyclone lashed Samoa last week -
leaving at least four people dead. The body of a nurse who took her
own life after a radio prank call has arrived in India
ahead of her funeral. Jacintha Saldanha's husband and
two children accompanied her body from London. She is expected to be farewelled
at a private family service but a public memorial
will also be held. Security has been tightened around
the village outside Mangalore with thousands expected to attend. Things are looking up for Julia
Gillard and her Government in the latest Nielsen poll. Ms Gillard has risen two points
as preferred prime minister, leading Tony Abbott 50% to 40%. Labor's primary vote
has crept up one point to 35% - the highest it's been
in more than two years. But the Coalition
would still claim victory if an election were held today. It leads Labor on a two-party
preferred basis, 53% to 48%. Australian troops
will soon be wearing uniforms

More than 4,000 people
dressed as Santa have taken part
in the annual Christmas run through the streets of Paris. While the event looked like
a lot of fun, it's held in support
of organisations helping those less fortunate. Those taking part say
the money from this year's race will help children suffering
health problems and also boost education in Kenya.

Finance news now and the Dow Jones fell 36 points Saturday morning our time.

At 7:00, Beretts, over the year I have brought you some great charts in finance.Absolutely.At 7:00, I am going to show you the most beautiful chart of the year. Beautiful?I'm excited, 7:00, finance.Make a note, gee, the most beautiful chart of the year?Yep.

Ben Hilfenhaus will learn the extent
of his side injury today but is unlikely to bowl
in the remainder of the first test against Sri Lanka in Hobart. A 5-wicket haul from Peter Siddle helped Australia dismiss
the visitors for 336 yesterday. They'll return to the crease
at 0/27 today with an overall lead of 141 runs. Meanwhile, Big Bash League champions
the Sydney Sixers have lost for the first time
in 13 matches, going down to the Perth Scorchers
by seven wickets at the SCG. The FFA is investigating claims Paul Ifill was racially abused
by fans during Wellington Phoenix's 3-1
loss to Adelaide United at Hindmarsh Stadium. Meanwhile, Rafa Benitez
has failed to land his first trophy as Chelsea manager, losing the final of the FIFA Club
World Cup to Corinthians. The Brazilians triumphed 1-0, heading home the match-winner
in the 69th minute. Australia has collected
two silver medals on the final night of competition at
the World Short Course Championships in Istanbul. Tommaso D'Orsogna finished second
in the final of the 200m freestyle. And Kenneth To pushed world record
holder Ryan Lochte all the way in the 100m individual medley. To finished less than two-tenths
of a second behind the American superstar.

One of the great sport stories of the weekend was Daniel Popovic winning the Australian Open. He won $ winning the Australian Open. He won $225 thousand yesterday, former pizza delivery boy. Said his dad's battle with cancer inspired him. Just a great story. Well done to Daniel. Let's check your weather and head out to GD in the tree tops. Yes, Western Sydney Parklands, just checking out the great gear, just coming up with school holiday ideas. It is kind of like a bit of a natural environment of me and my love of adventure, you know. We are talking Australia's longest flying fox. Just can't wait to see that. It is a bit scary, even though I'm a couple of feet off the ground, which is a bit intimidating.('Indiana Jones' theme plays) Jones' theme plays).I'm nervous up here. What? here. What?? What? What are you laughing at? That's a bit mean. Funny Uncle Grant.You going to take me up later on?Yep.I hope so. 100 metres they are talking about, and all sorts of experiences in the tree tops at the Western Sydney Parklands, which I never even knew exit existed.

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A trough and associated front
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Victoria and New South Wales. This trough
is also causing thunderstorms in northern Queensland,
the Northern Terriroty and northern Western Australia. A high over the Bight
is directing showers onto the Victorian, Tasmanian and
southeast South Australian coasts.

Yes, it is not all about playing PlayStations in the house, kids. Remember, an opportunity, school holidays to get outside, breelgt in the fresh air and -- breathe in the fresh air and go and do something exciting. Guys, we will go and do the next one and rig up your harnesses because you were so cheeky.The more you get them to do, the less they fight.Good point.

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with a top of 22. The weekend's deadly
US school shooting has put gun control
back in the spotlight. 20 children and 6 adults were killed
in the massacre in Connecticut. The incident has already sparked
heated debate with CNN's Piers Morgan
arguing for tighter laws and condemning what he calls
America's gun madness. The argument I keep hearing It's a load of total hogwash. Isn't it? If every was armed in the movie theater, twice as many people could have been killed in the mayhem that e represented.

It is time for an amnesty
in America, there's an amnesty in Australia
as well. There are nearly 12,000 murders
a year from guns in this country.

The point is...When where you guys going to focus on that and tell me the answer is not more guns. It is not the answer.

I'm joined now by our foreign
affairs editor, Keith Suter. Good morning. Keith, Australia is regarded as
somewhat of a beacon in this area in the wake of the
Port Arthur massacre in 1996. Guns kill about 350 Australians
a year.

That includes suicide.Mostly suicide.Two nations, us and the US. You know, give us a snapshot of why they can't see sense on this?Well, you have got to bear in mind the right to bear arms is part of the American constitution, the DNA.But not to go shooting people, it was for the militia against the English. Yes, I know, and for the Indians later on. But it is part of the culture. The average Australian does not understand why it is so significant for Americans to maintain the right to bear arms. But even if you have stript gun controls laws, which Connecticut has, you can still get the weapons. His own mother, he couldn't buy the weapons, he went and got his mother's collection and went to the school. Do you think it could be the tipping point in America?No, nope. This is the 14th mass shooting since President Obama entered the White House.But little kids? Five to 7 House.But little kids? Five to 7-year-olds?I know. My prikds is that it will -- my prediction is that it will all blow over in the next few days. The President will not take on the gun lobby. But more significantly, you do not have a lot of Americans saying I will not vote on the issue. Not like Steve Jobss and the e -- not like jobs and the economy. There are not enough rich people in America who will fund a grassroots campaign.But you wish President Obama is going to say, I am not going to be re-elected, who cares, I am going to make a mark on American history.To do that you need the senators supporting you and the Lower House supporting you. They will face reelection, they won't support the President.We see Americans as hypocritical, the mourning over the tragedy but to stick with the gun laws you shake your head and say it will happen again and again.It will. Unfortunately, remember, this is the third big massacre this year, the 13th the President has had in four years. Unfortunately, it will just continue.Thank you, good to see you.

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thank you. Forget 'Fifty Shades of Grey', a new batch of erotic novels are
causing controversy this morning because they're aimed at teenagers. The genre is called "steamies" and it explores sex
and young romance. One book, called 'Irresistible',
tells the story of a 16-year-old girl's dilemma about her relationship
with two boys. It's designed to offer contemporary stories
that teens can identify with so they needn't resort to
adult fiction. Sunrise parenting expert
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg joins me now. Good morning, Michael. Is this type of genre
appropriate for teenagers?

Or is it written appropriately for teenagers?Look, it all teenagers?Look, it all depends what we mean by teenagers. Remember, the medical association in Australia defines teenagers as anyone from 10 to 24. I am not sure I would want 10-year-olds reading novels about sadeo, sadeo, S & M, sorry, I'm not familiar with this stuff. Particularly teenage girls bough submissiveness and that sort of stuff, I am not sure it is appropriate. But by and large, kids have been reading this stuff for a long time. With our appalling literacy rates, I am grateful they read anything.That's a way to look at it. But if it is about S & M, that is different. But teenagers have thought out to read what would be considered naughty stuff, whether it is boys seeking out magazines or girls seeking out novels.I confess to have read 'Lady Chatley's Lover' well thumb well thumbed. But is it useful? Remember, 20% of kids are struggling with things like coping with stress, body-image issues. We have to ask ourselves, is this stuff going to be ultimately useful to them.If there is a positive message in there though. I wanted a vice, you are a parent. You -- I want your advice, you are cleaning up your child's room and find a raunchy novel, what should you do?Read it yourself. You should open up a dialogue.But how do you do it without completely embarrassing them?Our job is to embarrass chinch children. It is what we do. You should say, I am happy to talk to you about anything, if you want to talk to me about this, nothing is taboo.Thank you. Is that all you read growing up?It is probably raunchy enough for me. That and 'Dolly Doctor' That and 'Dolly Doctor'.There was a sealed section and break the pererationy bit. Not much in there. You sure? You got Talia getting to that age? What you going to do?Nine on Wednesday. I am going to lock her up. I don't know...

Soon on Sunrise - the taxidrivers threatening
to make you pay for your cab with cash only. Then Fiji on alert
for Tropical Cyclone Evan as thousands of Aussies
are told to take cover. And Christmas Beatle...

# We didn't care # She said that some day soon # The sun was going to shine.

Sir Paul McCartney's spreads
some cheer live on TV when Sunrise continues.

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Nelson's with us now. Hugh Jackman has been
getting down and dirty

with one of his 'Les Miserables'
co-stars?

Let me tell you a story. Many dwreer uzgo, he did a lapse dance for Barbara Walters. Surprisingly, did not snap her in 3,000 pieces like a bag of twigs. Well, she survived it and he swore he could never do it again. His 'Les Miserables' costar Amanda had her birthday. He did sing her happy birthday and give a celebratory lap dance. If you saw his Broadway show, he did a similar thing, never say never, Hugh.

And Sir Paul McCartney's been
spreading Christmas cheer?

Did we get bad odd eye or he sound - - audio or he sounded as bad as we thought?He was on 'Saturday Night Live' and did sing a song called 'My Valentine'. Take a listen.

# What if it rained? # We didn't care # She said that someday soon # The sun was gonna shine

# And she was right # This love of mine

# My Valentine guess if guess if you are his valen tire it would be more cheerful.Look, I prefer something a bit more upbeat for Christmas.Yes, yes.I am the first to admit I'm a hopeless singer but he sounded better in the Beatles day.Yeah, I can't tell if it is off on on.

Kelly Clarkson has Tweeted
some exciting news?

Yes, she Tweeted exciting news, she has been dating the love of her life, Brandon Blackstock.

If you take a look at the rock he designed for her, there is Brandon, I think we have a photograph of the engagement ring, beautiful yellow canary diamonds surrounded by diamonds. She said they will probably just elope but she is gaga. She is a cool chick.And more than likely to be an Australian yellow diamond, we are the biggest producers of those in the world.I did not know that.We do a lot of good things in this country. This is Sunrise and these are our top stories.

President Obama to lead a vigil
for victims as police reveal more details
about the school shooting tragedy. Thousands of Aussies in Fiji
warned to take cover from a tropical cyclone.

The Duchess resumes her royal duties
after leaving hospital. Why we're expected to take
more than normal this year. # Come on skinny love. #

'The X Factor' star
is here to perform.

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this is Sunrise on Seven. From Brekky Central,
Kochie and Mel.

Bella Ferraro has just released
her debut single.

What a voice. Can't wait.Yes, she will be here live but we'll continue. It is 7:00, here is the latest from the news room with Nat. Thanks, Kochie.

US President Barack Obama
is preparing to meet the families of the victims
in the Connecticut school shooting, offering his support
and condolences. The private meeting comes as we learn more about the young
children who lost their lives. Paul Brand has this report. Emilie Parker's face says so much
about Friday's attack. She was six years old,
like many of the victims. Described by her family
as a little girl with a big heart. My daughter Emilie... ..would be one of the first ones to be standing and giving her love
and support to all those victims because that's the type of person
that she is. As the deep pain begins to settle
in to our hearts, we find comfort, reflecting on the
incredible person that Emilie was and how many lives
she was able to touch in her short time here on earth. Emilie was among 26
who were shot dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School, 20 of them children. Including 6-year-old Dylan Hockley, who's thought to have been
from Britain. His head teacher, Dawn Hochsprung,
also died confronting the gunman,
whose youngest victim Noah Pozner. His twin sister is reported
to have survived the attack. Ana Marquez-Greene had only moved
to Newtown two months ago. She also died as the gunman
began firing at random. It was peaceful,
everything was fine, to everyone. And then, it all just changed. And when we heard gunshots... we all hid into my teacher's office. The gunman's been named
as Adam Lanza. It's thought
he killed his own mother before driving to school
and opening fire, aiming a final shot at himself.

And the family of a young teacher who died saving her first-grade
students from the gunfire has spoken about her sacrifice. 27-year-old Vicki Soto
is being hailed a hero for her selfless actions. Her relatives say
she did what came naturally. Doing instinctively
what she knew to do, protecting her children,
huddling them in a closet, and trying to protect them
from the spray of the bullets. Vicki was one of six adults
killed in the school massacre. Fiji is preparing for
strong winds and flooding with Cyclone Evan expected
to make landfall today. The first impacts
of the category 4 storm are starting to be felt
on the island. Evan is the strongest cyclone
to threaten Fiji in 20 years. It lashed Samoa last week,
leaving at least four people dead. Some schoolies
who had been staying in Fiji arrived safely back home last night. A driver has been pulled to safety
by a passer-by after slamming their car into
a power pole in Melbourne overnight. The car knocked the pole at Toorak
out of the ground and also smashed into a fence. The driver only just managed
to escape before the vehicle
burst into flames. A 26-year-old man will face court
this morning, charged with attempted murder after a shocking road-rage incident
in Brisbane's east. Sunrise correspondent Michelle
Tapper joins us with more details. Michelle,
what's the driver been charged with?

Morning, Nat. Well the 26-year-old will appear at Cleveland Magistrates Court this morning. He has been charged with attempted murder, dangerous driving, driving without a licence, grievous bodily harm, as well attempted murder. Now, the shocking road-rage incident happened on Saturday morning on Hemnant Road in Brisbane's east. Police allege the driver hit the cyclist not once but twice and while he lay on the ground, he continued to punch and hit him, leaving the cyclist with a broken leg and a broken elbow.OK, thanks, in court today, thank you, Michelle.

The Gillard Government has ended
the year on a positive note, according to
the latest Nielsen poll. Labor's primary vote
has risen to 35% - the highest it's been
since November 2010. But on a two-party preferred basis,
the Coalition is still ahead by 4% and would take power
if an election were held today. The Rolling Stones have wrapped up their brief run of 50th anniversary
shows in New York with the help of some friends. Lady Gaga joined Mick Jagger
onstage for this Stones classic. # Gimme, gimme shelter # Lord, I'm gonna fade away. # 'The Boss', Bruce Springsteen,
was also there. For those who couldn't get
to a concert - don't worry - the band has hinted at more shows
in 2013.

Yes!They've still got it. Still alive...(Guffaws) alive...(Guffaws).

Soon on Sunrise, the taxi drivers
threatening to take cash only. But first, here's Kochie. Y

European markets were mixed.

I Have had a year of bringing you great charts, haven't I? In finance? This is the most beautiful chart I have seen all year. This is... (angelic music) (angelic music).This is the number of organ transplant recipients, since 2009, when the Donate Life organisation was established until now. In November, a record 141 people were saved through transplants, we had record 45 donors. The previous record was just 35. So 141 saved. If we can do that, every month, we are world's best practice. So how good is that?Well done to Donate Life.No,

not to the Donate Life people, thank you to all the families, agreeing, with your loved-ones wishes to donate the organs. 141 transplants around Australia, these medical teams are exhausted after November but have loved it. Become an organ donor and tell your family your wishes as well. A wonderful result in November. Time for sport. Here is Beretts. A great way to end the year, thanks, Kochie.

for the final two days of the first
test against Sri Lanka in Hobart. Ben Hilfenhaus will find out but it's unlikely he'll play
any further part in the match. The Aussies will resume at 0/27
in their second innings with an overall lead of 141 runs. In the Big Bash last night, the Sydney Sixers went down
to the Perth Scorchers by seven wickets at the SCG. Embattled coal baron Nathan Tinkler could lose control of the
Newcastle Knights NRL club today. Representatives of Tinkler's
Hunter Sports Group are due to meet with
Knights Members Club directors and there's speculation they'll be asked
to hand back the club's licence. Tinkler faces losing
the $20 million bank guarantee that was put in place
as part of the privatisation deal. Newly crowned Australian
PGA champion Daniel Popovic says a congratulatory phone call
from his idol Greg Norman was the ultimate end
to his fairytale week at Coolum. The 26-year-old scored
a comprehensive 4-stroke victory inspired by his dad's battle
with terminal cancer. Popovic pocketed $225,000
for his first professional win after starting the week
ranked 1,251 in the world.

He led it from start to finish. A fantastic effort, Daniel. Well done. Enjoy the celebrations today. Time to check weather.Ah... Beretts. The old gum tree, hey? Gee, she's a great old icon of the bush, gee, the Latin name, figious, Aussie ius, treeius. It played such a great role in the country. We are at the new Sydney tree-top adventure park. You get to play in among the flora and fauna its a green corridor. Three months it has been here. We are doing preview stuff for the school holidays. Even more epic when there is a danger zone there. There areifying foxing and tree-top adventures. There are four-years from 3 metres to 20 metres. You can be a novice. It plays the role, like climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, giving every day Australians the opportunity to try something extreme, you can do it here as well. Kinds of like this. You can settle in, just enjoy the ride. You know, there are kilometres of this sort of stuff. You can be doing it all day. 19 different flying foxes. So many opportunities as we take a look at the forecast from, what? Smack bang in the middle of Australia.

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Also home of Australia's largest flying fox, 275 metres. I'll catch you, Woooh! That's team work. You wait until we build up to the big one, everybody. Not everyone can do it. Let's just put it that way. In these harnesses, there is no hiding your excitement. Let's have a look at that.OK, Grant, thank you.

The US President will soon arrive
in Newtown, the site of the weekend's
school massacre. Barack Obama will meet
the victims' families and speak at a special
memorial service. The names of all 26 victims
have been released and one brave parent
has spoken about the tragedy. As the deep pain
beings to settle into our hearts, we find comfort reflecting on the
incredible person that Emilie was and how many lives
that she was able to touch in her short time here on earth. The 12 girls and 8 boys
that were gunned down were all
just six or seven years old. I'm joined now by Seven's
US bureau chief Mike Amor, who is in Newtown, Connecticut. Mike, when is the President
due to arrive?

Kochie, he is expected here some time after 9:00 your time. He will meet with the families of those UNwise -- those ones that were taken away in the massacre, as well as the first responders, the police and paramedics and they will hold an interfaith memorial at the local high school around 11:00 your time. That is expected to go for an hour and a half. It is the fourth time the President has travelled to a US city in the wake of mass shootings. Very powerful, that Barack Obama has seen so many mass shootings.More details have emerged about the heroic actions of the teachers who were there? And some have spoken about what happened?We are starting to get a minute-by-minute timeline. Adam Lanza literally blasted his way through a security door to get access to the school. The principal and psychologist heard it and came rushing to stop it and were killed. The little ones all huddled together, he killed them and the two teachers. He went into a classroom where Vicky Soto tried to convince him the students were there. Six little ones ran out of the class room and were gunned down. Police found seven little surviving children in the bathroom, when that happened, children in the bathroom, when that happened Lanza heard the happened Lanza heard the police coming and turned the gun on himself. They found a computer in his mother's house that was smashed. They believe it might hold vital clues to why it happened. But you are right, the teachers have spoken out, let's have a listen.

And immediately the leaders in our and they ran out of the door
to take care of the situation.

They were amazing.

They were quiet
when I needed them to be. And they held each other,
and um, they were perfect. They were perfect.

To Australians, this story brings tears of sadness and tears of frustration. Sadness because it could ever happen. Frustration, because Americans cement to do nothing about it. Don't get to the root of gun control. Will this be a tipping point? Will America change? I don't think so, Kochie. Sadly, covered so many of these massacres. Virginia Tech, the worst in modern history, Aroara. President Obama promised a conversation then. When they talk about gun control, they want a conversation. It is unlikely anything is going to change. The gun culture in this country is far different to Australia. It is kind of sad that this country talks about schools needing more security, rather than a society needing less guns, particularly high-powered assault rifles, which really belong more in battle fields than in suburbia. I don't think there will be any change following this. I think this country will just move on and the conversation will be forgotten.You just shake your head in astonishment today. Thank you, keep us upto date, Mike.

Tourists and residents in Fiji
are bunkering down this morning as they prepare to face the brunt
of the nation's strongest cyclone in more than 20 years. Tropical Cyclone Evan
is expected to make landfall today with destructive wind speeds
of up to 230km/h. Hundreds of Australian schoolies
are amongst those bracing for the storm which claimed four lives
when it hit Samoa last week. We're joined by Josh Fisher
from Weatherzone. Good morning. Josh, what are Evan's movements
this morning?

Well, Cyclone Evan is currently a tropical category four moving north of Navu. It is expected to move over the northern islands. It is where we will see the most destructive winds, seeing the winds gusting over 200km/h.How long is it from becoming a category five?It is not far off, however it is not expected to reach quite that threshold. It will reduce slightly in size but the winds will still gust around 230km/h.Clearly, it is going to cause a lot of damage, looking at building that are not built to withstand the wind?The winds will rip apart the buildings and coastal flooding. One of the most dangerous parts of the storm will be the storm surge which is expected to be very destructive and uninidate many low-lying areas.This is the season for it? Will others come through?It is the season. The tropical will is the season. The tropical will move to the west of the nane island, so maouving over Nadi tomorrow, it is where we will see the is where we will see the winds reaching up to galeforce. It will continue southwards in the next couplingal -- couple of days. It couplingal -- couple of days. It is expected to be downgraded from a tropical cyclone but it will be strong as it moves towards New Zealand.Thanks for bringing us up to Kate, appreciate it.

And if you have friends
or family in Fiji, you can call the hotline
on 1300 555 135. Taxidrivers are threatening
to make passengers pay cash. Sunrise correspondent Nick Etchells
is in Melbourne. Good morning.

This is all an This is all an argument over credit card fees?This threat, if we can call it that, doesn't come from taxidrivers but from the boss of the cab charger company, white separate from the banks and the credit card charges. Cab charger makes about 10% on taxi fares where their system is used to pay for that. You might remember last week, professor Alan fells tabled his report into the Victorian taxi industry. One of the recommendations he made is the cabcap sharj levy be capped. It costs $ costs $30 million every year. They would lose half their inknl. In response to that, the boss had said, I don't know what my board would say but I know what I would do. I would say bugger it, if that's what you want, you can all go back to cash. Obviously, his company stands to lose a lot of money if the change goes through so harsh words are to be expected. We are just talking about the Cab charge system, it is not going anywhere any time soon.I take it Melbourne residents wouldn't be too happy?The big thing is it mainly businesses, when people travel from one company to another, they give them a Cab Charge, that disappeared it would cause problems but not if the average punter. The Reserve Bank has given credit card companies, the people who use their cards, the right to cap the surcharges to a reasonable amount. We are yet to see how that is going to play out. But the Cab Charge would affect businesses more than every day people, if it were to go but I don't think it will.And what is a reasonable amount? Thank you.

If you believe Hollywood - the world is set to be a dangerous
place later this century. This year's action movie
'Total Recall' paints a picture of chaos,
drama and flying cars.

Recover what is in your head.You are going to need your seatbelt on!

Cool!

But now a group of Aussie futurists
have compiled a detailed report revealing what the world
will really be like in 2050. They show high-tech homes
with special projection screens and clean, streamlined cities. The research was conducted by forecasting company
Right Angle Studio. Futurist Barrie Barton
led the study. He joins me now. Good morning, Barrie.

I love crystal-ball stuff.

Firstly, what will our homes
look like in 2050?

Thanks for having me for a start. It is nice to be here. Our homes are one of the areas that won't be that futuristic. They will kind of keep the same shape, there will be a loum etc. But they will be smaller and fewer people living in them. If we are going to be in the tighter spaces we need to be smarter about how we live. There will be some fantastic things that happen, for example, all the objects in your home will be connected to the Internet. You won't need to do groceries anymore, the fridge will know when you run out of milk and will order it. You will have a much more emerseive environment. In the future films will be like games, you will plea baying a film with your friends. Like choosing the adventure books you read as a kid.Homes will be very similar inside and will be different, more advanced. What about cities themselves? Will they be more streamlined and easier to get around?They will absolutely have to be because they will be bigger. Melbourne and Sydney will be twice as big by 2050 and we will have to be smarter to live in the tougher conditions. For example, at the moment, public transport seems to be an election debate. In the future, I don't believe governments will be elected unless they have public transport right on the top of the agenda. And the workforce will be mobile. The idea of working Monday to Friday will begin to atrophy and people will work when the work is available to do. So in a sense, on the weekends or when the weather is good.What about the environment?A lot of futureests are very pessimistic. Particularly, when you watch science fiction films there is always a kind of dooms day scenario. But if you look at the trend lines, and very pragmatic, despite having environmental challenges, a lot of things are improving. We will certain be lee a lot more sustainable and use more space. We won't own as much stuff. That will be great. At the moment, when you lock yourself up in a house, you do so for years and years. In the future when we don't own as many things, you will be able to move around to houses and apartments like a version of a grand hotel.Like hot desking?Yes.Thanks for joining us. Giving us a snap shot of the future. Thank you.

The Duchess of Cambridge
is preparing to make her first public appearance
since leaving hospital. Royal commentator Rob Jobson
is in London. Good morning. Rob, how is Kate doing?

This will be her first ingiment since she left hospital. She cancelled four engagements. She has want been doing that well. She was at the at the Britishsporous personality of the year. She is not doing that well and it is shortened.It won't be a late night out.She is literally going to get there, present two apards, the sports personality being one and be there for 35 minutes. They are obviously concerned, they said they didn't want her to spend the entire four hours there, because with her condition, it is not comfortable to do so.You probably can't carry a bucket around when you are royalty. Can you?Not really. There is talk Kate might skip the royal Christmas this year?There is reports she will go to her mum's and spend time there, rather than spend time at Sandringham. I feel she will, William is a bit of a traditionalist. He won't want to let the Queen down. I am sure there will be enough facilities to accommodate Kate.Could they be like most married couples? You have to keep both families. Do a little visit to one side and the other on Christmas Day. You got to keep everyone happy. Yep, accept if it is the Queen. She tells you what to do, she takes precedence.But that's what Christmas is all about?They are going into modern times. Thank you, Rob. It Rob. It is tricky.You don't want to be travelling on Christmas Day.Yes, on Christmas Day.Not on Christmas Day.Not when you are throwing up, believe me!He would want to be at mum's place if she is crook.The bucket.Got to keep everyone happy.Not a day to be enjoyed.No.Don't want to have a good time or anything?No, the passage.

Soon on Sunrise -
the woman who escaped from a cult. Also, Christmas sickies - why we're expected
to take more than normal this year. And the 'X Factor' contestant
who took our breath away. # Come on, skinny love

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The search continues for
eight fisherman missing off Samoa after Cyclone Evan hit. The severe storm system
is now headed for Fiji where hundreds of people are already
holed up in evacuation centres. Islands to the north are expected
to be hit the hardest. This is where we'll see
the most destructive winds, where we can see those winds
gusting over 200km/h today. Cyclone Evan killed eight people when it ripped through Samoa
last week. Barack Obama is heading
to Connecticut to attend a vigil for victims
of the Newtown school shooting. Police continue to work
through the crime scene and have issued a warning to people
posting misinformation and impersonating the shooter
on social networks.

These issues are crimes, they will be investigated,
state-wide and federally, and prosecution will take place. Earlier, a SWAT team responded
to reports of a bomb threat at a nearby church. They've now given it the all-clear. stories of bravery
are still emerging. One teacher went to great lengths
to protect her students - quickly locking all the doors. She... (LAUGHS) ..locked the doors, pulled the blinds down,
the curtains, put paper over the window then sat the kids in a cubby
and read to them. The school principal and other
teachers are all being remembered and thanked
for their heroic actions. Things are looking up for
Julia Gillard and her government in the latest Nielsen poll. Ms Gillard has risen two points
as preferred prime minister, leading Tony Abbott 50% to 40%. Labor's primary vote
has crept up one point to 35% - the highest it's been
in more than two years. But the Coalition would still
claim victory

if an election were held today. It leads Labor on a two-party
preferred basis, 52% to 48%. Reindeers are usually harnessed
to a sleigh at this time of year but a bicycle designer in Germany
has rolled out a reindeer-bike. The illuminated bike stands around
4 metres high and 6 metres long. It's lights run on a car battery.

Don't see that every day. That's a beauty. Look at getting that for the Tour de Cure next year.

Ben Hilfenhaus will learn the extent
of his side injury today but is unlikely to bowl in
the remainder of the first test against Sri Lanka in Hobart. A 5-wicket haul from Peter Siddle helped Australia dismiss
the visitors for 336 yesterday. They'll return to the crease
at 0/27 today with an overall lead of 141 runs. Meanwhile, Big Bash League champions
the Sydney Sixers have lost for the first time
in 13 matches going down to the Perth Scorchers
by seven wickets at the SCG. Football Federation Australia
is investigating claims Wellington midfielder Paul Ifill
was racially abused by fans during the Phoenix's 3-1 loss
to Adelaide United at Hindmarsh Stadium. The incident took the gloss off a
dominant performance from the Reds who are now just a point away
from top spot on the A-League ladder. Goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic
produced a brilliant double save from a penalty in stoppage time. Australia has collected three medals
on the final night of competition at the World Short Course
Championships - Tommaso D'Orsogna won silver
in the 200m freestyle and Kenneth To finished
a close second to Ryan Lochte in the 100m individual medley. D'Orsogna and To were also part
of our 4 x 100m medley relay team, which finished third
behind the United States. Lochte's interesting choice of shoes proved popular among
the American superstar's fans.

Thots rr how Ryan roles. Let's check the weather. Grant Denyer is high in the tree tops?My natural environment, Beretts. Catlike skills, where you just... This is where I live. This is where I normally do my stuff.We often refer to you as possum man.When you come to Sydney tree-top adventure park, it is second nature. What sicko invented this!Gee, I hope you're tied on.Oooooh! The courses get slightly, just slightly more advanced the further you go through. There are those who are catering for those who have never done this role. You looking for a touch of adventure with the kids, you know, in the Australian bush. And they go, " Australian bush. And they go, "You enjoying yourself? Let's see how you go, Aaaaaa-ftre this. enjoying yourself? Let's see how you
go, Aaaaaa-ftre this.." Everest? No thanks, you can have that. But this is great. I love flying foxes. What Australian kid doesn't. What Australian kid hasn't wanted one of them? Up there? The biggest in Australia. Let's look at the forecast.

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A trough and associated front
is bringing showers, a cooler change and the odd storm to eastern
Victoria and New South Wales. This trough
is also causing thunderstorms in northern Queensland,
the Northern Territory and northern Western Australia. A high over the Bight
is directing showers onto the Victorian, Tasmanian and
south-east South Australian coasts.

Chance of morning drizzle
in Sydney.

Got to say, that was probably one of the hardest weather reads I've had to do, considering I'm hanging on for dear life. But this is what it is all about. It is about having a weekend where you feel you have achieved something, a mini Nepal in your own backyard. But if you want a bit of monkeying around, check this out. You ready, monkey? Pretty sure gorillas don't live in trees but anyway, have a crack. It just keeps going and going and going and going and... Gee, I hope there is someone at the other end to catch him? I am sure there is, because it is always safety first when we have a crack at this bad boy.What is it called?? this bad boy.What is it called? Sydney Tree Top ied venture Park, it has only been here for three months, the horror...

Still ahead - why we're calling
in sick more this Christmas. But next, the 'X Factor' star
who knocked our socks off. (SINGS) # Come on, skinny love

# What happened here? Suck all my hope and I resist # My, my, my #

Bella Ferraro performs her
debut single, live, after the break.

Ford EcoBoost. It's petrol, turbo. Torque is 300 newton metres. We wanted something powerful,
at the same time economical. My daughter loves it.

(SINGS) # Come on, skinny love. # (APPLAUSE)

Since her first 'X Factor' audition, Bella Ferraro has become one of
Australia's favourite new singers. She left school in Year 12
to pursue a music career and after coming fourth
in the competition this year, she's now signed to Sony Music. Bella has just released
her debut single. It's called 'Set Me On Fire'. This morning she's here at
Brekky Central to perform it for us. Please welcome Bella Ferraro.

(SINGS) # Take me back to your place # Let's go watch the sunset

# With me in your hands # Fly me on a jetplane # Take me to the moon # Wherever you go # I'll follow

# Never really meant
to start a spark # But this love # This love is like arrows
through our hearts # I'm dreaming

# Set me on fire

# With endless words

# To show my worth # You take me to a place
I've never known # Set me on fire

# With silent kisses like the sunset # Darkness is our playground
we call home

# Take me in your Mustang # Let's go cruise the streets

# We'll stay young forever # 'Cause love knows my beat # Running free in the daylight # Feeling safe in the night time # With your eyes beside me # This love I won't fight # Never really meant
to start a spark

# This love is like arrows
through our hearts # I'm dreaming # Set me on fire

# With endless words # To show my worth # You take me to a place
I've never known # Set me on fire # With silent kisses # Like the sunset # Darkness is our playground
we call home # Storms, they may come # But I'm here to stay

# Set me on fire

# Shoot an arrow through my heart # With your love and embrace # Set me on fire

# With endless words # To show my worth

# You take me to a place
I've never known # Set me on fire

# With silent kisses # Like the sunset

# Darkness is our playground
we call home. #

(APPLAUSE)

Bella Ferraro's debut single
'Set Me On Fire' is out now. And we're giving you the chance to win tickets to
'The X Factor Live Tour' in January. Sunrise's special giveaway gives
two lucky people in each state the chance to see all their
favourite 'X Factor' performers live on stage, including Bella. Plus, they'll get
the VIP experience - a meet and greet
with their favourite artist. For your chance to win,
go to the Sunrise website. Good morning, Bella.

We were mesmerised listening to you then. That song just reflects al