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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. DAVID KOCH: The Treasurer dumps
his election promise to keep the budget in the red. Tony Abbott is live
with his response. Two boys to face court
for lighting a dangerous blaze. Just wait till you hear their ages. The Melbourne train passengers who don't want riffraff
in their carriages. Miss Universe Australia
joins us live from Vegas. What more do you need to know? The countdown is on,
so will the Mayans be proved right? The final preparations
on Friday, 21st December, 2012.

# It's the end of the world as we know it # It's the end of the world #

From Brekky Central,
Kochie and Mel. Good morning.

Good morning, good morning. Look, we're watching the clock.

We're making a list
and we're checking it twice of things we need
for the end of the world.

What do you want to be doing? What's the perfect end of the world for you in 16 minutes and 42 seconds, what do you want to be doing? At that very moment? The end of the world?A big bang?You want to be with the family.Thought you were thinking big bang theory.I wasn't going to get there, but anyhow, John get home quick.A ski out in the harbour on the tidal wave would be perfect. Also this morning, the 81-year-old bloke sacked
after 40 years on the job by phone. So let's this last show of the week
and possibly ever started with Nat and the news. The Labor Party is in damage control after admitting the budget
was unlikely to return to surplus this financial year. The Opposition
has jumped on the admission, saying it's another
Labor broken promise. But the government says
it's focusing on supporting jobs. We have to put jobs and growth first and we want to continue
the responsible economic management that's seen Australia
weather the GFC. Economists say they doubt the
decision will have a negative impact on Australia's credit rating. More arrests are expected as Federal Police investigate
claims of corruption by Australian Customs officers. A Customs officer
and a quarantine inspector are among eight people charged
with helping to smuggle drugs through Sydney Airport.

Having a criminal record is not an automatic bar
to becoming a Customs officer

Or the federal police, and I've said today, I don't think the standard in Customs is high

Customs is investigating
close to 100 criminal allegations involving its staff, the highest number
in the agency's history. Two young boys
will face a Sydney court today, charged over a fire
which threatened homes in the city's south-west yesterday. One of the boys is 14 years old. The other, just 11. They were arrested
after a blaze at Airds that caused nearby houses
to be evacuated. The fire created panic
among local residents. One man had to be taken to hospital
for observation. After a week
of intense investigations, police in the US say they are no closer
to figuring out why Adam Lanza gunned down 26 people at a school
in Newtown, Connecticut. It comes as those who were first
called to the scene at Sandy Hook reveal the horror
they were faced with.

Yes, you may not be able
to save everybody, but you damn well tried. Investigators have looked
at the gunman's mobile phone records and his video games. A man has been charged
over the Brisbane road-rage attack that made word headlines. The 21-year-old
was charged yesterday and is due to appear in court
next month. Victim Ken Olsen says
his vehicle was rammed seven times while he was driving
south of Brisbane on the weekend. The entire violent incident
was recorded on a camera on Mr Olsen's dashboard. The alleged offender says
the video is fake. Australian shopping centres are in the middle
of marathon trading hours. Some shopping centres
across the country are staying open
for up to 36 hours straight. Even in the early hours
of the morning, people young and old were getting
in the spirit of the season. Saw Santa Clause
and I sat on his lap and everything, Merry Christmas to everyone, and, yeah, have a happy new year.

Happening all over Australia.

Retailers are hopeful
late-night and last-minute shoppers will bring a boost to sales
this Christmas.

Get out there and shop.

Soon on Sunrise,
is bacteria making you fat? The real reason you may be
struggling with your weight. But first, here's Kochie.

Oh, any excuse. Thank you,

The Dow Jones index is up about 40 points at the moment. That's because the speaker of the house has just had a press conference in the US saying he is going to keep working to get agroment on that budget and avoid the fiscal cliff, which is the end of the financial world if America drops over that. European markets were basically steady. To our region yesterday, we finished another 12-month high.

Wayne Swan, the trerbgserer -- treasurer did a bit of a backflip yesterday and said the budget surplus will be a deficit. So is it the end of the financial world for Australia? Savanth Sebastian, what do you think? Is it fair enough he faced reality and will it have negative effects on us here?It was the worst kept secret. Most market participants were expecting to see the budget in the red next year. I think the timing wise, time for the Labor government to admit it is going to be in deficit. I don't think the Government is going to be fiscy irresponsible going forward, rather, they will try to achieve forecast going forward. We had the October numbers released. What it shows was an improvement in the deficit of $ shows was an improvement in the
deficit of $4 billion. It seems the Government is finally getting money from the carbon tax and mining tax. But we won't get over the line. For the Reserve Bank, they will be able to put the fiscal story to the sideline and focus on rate cuts next year.The previous deficit was $ year.The previous deficit was $43 billion, we might have one of $ billion, we might have one of $5 or $ billion, we might have one of $5 or $10, it is a huge turn around.Had we got to surplus, it would be have been the bigage Budget improvement in 40 years. It was going to be a tough ask with the GFC and tax receipts falling.Time for sport with Beretts.Thank you, Kochie.

Cricket Australia
has ordered an urgent review of its player management program. A crippling injury toll
has forced the hand of High Performance boss Pat Howard. Australia's list
of unavailable pacemen includes Hilfenhaus, Cummins, Pattinson,
Hazelwood, Harris and Hastings. Our current situation's
not good enough and around the world, all the teams. It's not just
an Australian cricket problem. And Sydney Thunder
remains on the bottom of the Big Bash League ladder after a crushing 51-run loss
to the Adelaide Strikers. Former test speedster Shaun Tait
was a welcome sight, claiming three wickets
for the victors. The Western Sydney Wanderers
are out to claim another big scalp in tonight's encounter
with Adelaide United at Parramatta Stadium. The A-League newcomers
are chasing their third straight win and they're determined
to keep playing with no fear against the second-placed Reds. Adelaide coach John Kosmina says he's in no rush to negotiate
a contract extension despite his side's
impressive start to the season. Outspoken sprinter John Steffensen
is considering a switch to boxing but he might be in for a blow
before entering the ring. Athletics Australia has launched
an investigation into his conduct before the London Olympics and may charge him with
bringing the sport into disrepute. The Athletics governing body
rejects Steffensen's claims he was racially vilified
and discriminated against.

A big day today for the e Sydney-to-Hobart fleet. At 10:00 this morning they get the forecast, this is when all the navigators and tacticians sit down and say this is what we are going to do, it is what the weather looks like. A big day. Paper, graphers.You bet ya', winds, charts and directions.Let's look at today's forecast for you.

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Those dastardly afternoon storms again in Darwin.

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Soon on Sunrise, the commuters who
don't want bogans on their trains.

At least, not in their carriage.

Plus, the phones of the future - they'll do everything from tell us when we're sick
to help us try on clothes. But next, Julian Assange speaks - the WikiLeaks founder
delivers a message to the world

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has delivered an address
to his supporters from the balcony
of Ecuador's embassy in London. The 41-year-old has been holed up
in political confinement for the past six months.

Every single day outside, 185 days, people like you
have watched over this embassy come rain, hail and shine,
every single day. I came here

In summer, it is winter now. I have been sustained by your solidarity and I am grateful for the efforts of people all around the world. Supporting the work of WikiLeaks, supporting freedom of speech, freedom of the press, essential elements in any democracy. While my freedom is limited, at least I am still able to communicate this Christmas, unlike the 232 journalists who are in jail tonight. journalists who are in jail Tonight. Unlike Godfreid Pabow in Sweden tonight and Jeremy Hammer in New York tonight, unlike Najil Baraf tonight and unlike Bradley Manning who turned 25 this week, a young man who has maintained his dignity after spending more than 10% of his life in jail, without trial, some of that time in a cage, naked and without his glasses. Unlike so many others who fight a link to my own, I salute these brave men and women. And I salute journalists and publications that have covered what continues to happen to these people. And to journalists... Who continue publishing the truth in face of persecution, prosecution and threat, who take journalism and who take journalism and publishing seriously. Because it is from seriously. Because it is from the revelation of truth that all else follows. Our buildings can only be as tall as their brickerize strong. Our sieve -- bricks are strong. Civilisation is only as strong as the building are true. When the building are corrupt and cut with dirt, when pristine steel is replaced by scrap, our buildings are not safe to live in. And when our media is corrupt, when our academics are timid, when our history is filled with half truths and lies, our civilisation will never be safe and reach to the sky. Our society, our -- are intellectual shanty towns. Our beliefs about the world and each other have been created by the same system that has lied us into repeated wars that have killed millions. You can't build a skyscaper out of plasticine and you can't build a just civilisation out of ignorance and lies. We have to educate each other. We have to celebrate those who reveal the truth and denounce those who poison our ability to comprehend the world that we live in.Julian Assange there on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Talking about freedom of the press and journalists around the around the world who were locked up. I started to have a bit sympathy for him but he is wearing a bit thin? Shoo -sHe has had six months in a room, in an embassy where he had a lot of time it think.Go and fight the charges.Julian Assange praising his supporters and praising Ecuador, who have been looking after him for six months.

Ahead on Sunrise - the thing most likely
to start fights this Christmas. Plus, the heroic stories
from those first on the scene of the Sandy Hook school shooting. And is it un-Australian
to sack a bloke by phone when he's worked for you
for 40 years?

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our last day on Earth. The ancient Mayan calendar
has predicted the world will end in a few hours. Millions of people
are on high alert, stockpiling food
and heading to underground bunkers, even in Australia. But sceptics and scientists
are quick to debunk the mystery.

And say it's rot.

Sunrise correspondent
Edwina Bartholomew is on End of the World Watch.

Dressed in safety yellow?Yes, according to extensive research on not only the Mayan calendar but movies 'Independence Day' and 'Armageddon' we are under the bridge. If you think you won't get a day off work, no, it won't end until 10 11:00 10 11:00 and 9 10:00 in Brisbane and less in Perth. Here is what one expert said?It is a bunch of crap. We will be down here keeping an eye on it, summing it up.Did the Mayans have watches?A sun dial.

This is a dog of a story - an 81-year-old man
has been sacked over the phone from his job of more than 40 years. Charles Borg had worked in greyhound
racing for most of his adult life and says
he never missed a day of work. But after an altercation
on the track, he received a phone call from his
boss saying he was out of a job. He took the case
to Fair Work Australia and won. But what do you think - is it un-Australian
to fire an employee over the phone?

After 40 years of loyal solid service. Shoo I don't think anyone would dispute that.I think it is rude to do it over the phone, even after four years. I think some things require manners. 40 years is rough.Good on him for winning.What was the altercation on the track? Not sure what the blowup was about.

Commuters in Victoria
are going to war to stop bogans
from sharing their trains.

What?I love this story.

Travellers on the V/Line
to Melbourne have been up in arms since trains on their line
started stopping in Sunbury. Passengers from Kyneton,
Gisborne and Wooded

Woodend I think it might be.Oh! I thought it might be a lot of trees.

have signed an online petition
called 'Ban the Bogan'. Sunbury locals have hit back, saying they have every right
to catch the V/Line. We'll have more on this
a little later in the show. But what do you think?

A bit rough.They are asking for it to skip a spot because they are o lower socio economic group.No, just because you are a bogan your in the lower socio economic group. The cash-up bogans. The Cubs. It is a Western Australia term Western Australia term. I think tlr bit of bogan in all of us. Embrace the bogan.How do you distinguish a bogan? Is a mullet?I don't know it is the mullet anymore.The desert boots? Let us know.Yes, good morning. Got a special guest in withous this morning so we are on our best behaviour.Mr Warner. The boss' dad.Morning, Geoff.Quick, someone get him a coffee, he's the boss' dad.

Your news, sport and weather
is after the break. Then, Australia's worst case
of road rage caught on camera. The man accused of attacking
an innocent driver, arrested and formally charged. Plus, forget the treadmill - the new study that says obesity is linked to a bacteria
in your stomach.

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Yep, 15 hours, 42 hours and 30 seconds, until the end of the world. So much to do.What do you want to do? Have you got something you really want to finish before end of the world?I wanted to finish my Christmas shopping so no need. I haven't got the food.Send a cheque.

Ahead this Sunrise - what Russell Crowe will do while
he's back home for Christmas. News time now on Sunrise.
Here's Nat. Julian Assange has delivered
another message his second since taking refuge there
six months ago. The WikiLeaks founder
has thanked his supporters and praised those
who defend freedom of the press. While my freedom is limited, at least I am still able to
communicate this Christmas

unlike the 232 journalists
who are in jail tonight. Assange is trying to avoid
extradition to Sweden over allegations
of sexual assault. An 11-year-old boy
is one of two children accused of deliberately
lighting a bushfire that threatened homes
in Sydney's south-west yesterday. Police arrested the two boys,
aged 11 and 14, after the blaze at Airds. Nearby residents were evacuated and one man was taken to hospital
for observation. Luckily, the fire was brought
under control fairly quickly and no property was damaged. The boys have been charged and
are expected to face court today.

The Federal Government says it dumped the promise
of a surplus by 2013 in order to focus on jobs. simply shows
the government can't be trusted. We don't think it's sensible for us to continue to cut
to offset any revenue holes if that's bad for jobs and growth. Economists have backed the move
to scrap the push for surplus. The mother of Schapelle Corby says she always suspected corruption
within Customs at our airports. Eight people have been charged following a 2-year investigation
into corruption within Australian Customs. It's alleged the officers
helped drug mules smuggle illicit substances
from overseas by allowing them to easily
pass through checkpoints at Sydney Airport.

I just thought, well, it's about time someone's
doing a deeper investigation. We've always asked for it. Rosleigh Rose says the allegations
vindicated her family's belief that Schapelle was set up.

A Brisbane man will appear
in court next month, charged over
the shocking road-rage attack that was caught on camera. The 21-year-old has been charged
with one count of wilful damage and dangerous operation
of a motor vehicle. Victim Ken Olsen
recorded the violent incident on a camera mounted
to his car dashboard. The man involved says
the video is fake. He will appear in the Beenleigh
Magistrates Court next month.

Finance news now. The Dow Jones is up about 40

The speaker of the house has had a press conference saying that he will work tirelessly to try to finish discussions with he and President Obama when they force a settlement on the US budget before 1 January. European markets were mixed. We finished on a year-high.

Time for sport.

Cricket Australia
has ordered an urgent review of its player management program
after a spate of injuries. One of those on the sidelines,
paceman Pat Cummins, paints a bleak picture
for our young talent. The reality is that I'm going
to get injured continuously. I mean, all bowlers are
until you're 24, 25. Along with Cummins, Australia's list of
unavailable pacemen also includes Hilfenhaus, Pattinson, Hazelwood,
Harris and Hastings. Sydney Thunder remains anchored to the bottom of the
Big Bash League ladder after losing
to the Adelaide Strikers by 51 runs at ANZ Stadium.

Nathan Reardon smashed
4 sixes in 7 balls as the Strikers amassed 6/177. The home side's run chase
was effectively over when Chris Gayle fell
to his West Indian team-mate Kyron Pollard. The Thunder have now lost
eight straight matches stretching back to last season. Serena Williams is a certain starter for next week's
Brisbane International despite concerns
over recent toe surgery. The 14-times Grand Slam winner had to withdraw from an upcoming
exhibition match in Thailand.

Her management told she she's fine.

She'll be there and she's looking
forward to coming back to Brisbane. The Brisbane event
offers a fresh start for Australia's Jarmilla Gajdosova who's endured
a frustrating 12 months.

Bring on the summer of tennis. Let's check the weather.

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Low-pressure troughs are bringing hot weather,
showers and thunderstorms in Western Australia,
the Northern Territory, Queensland
and northern New South Wales. The southern trough is bringing
a gusty cooler change to south-eastern New South Wales. mostly dry.

A good name for a band, wet, wet, wet?Yep.

The papers are having a field day
with Wayne Swan's announcement that there'll be no budget surplus. 'The Daily Telegraph' says the
Treasurer has been talking turkey. While 'The Herald Sun' headline
reads, "Julia Clean Bowled" and says
it's the third broken promise.

Let's go to our finance expert Mr David Koch, what do you think?Well, it was a stupid promise to make in the first place, everyone will agree it was dumb. But things have changed. What do you want? A changed. What do you want? A politician who says, " politician who says, "I don't care about what is happening around the rest of the world, we want a surplus." Remember what it means, a cut in Government spending and tax increases. A loss of jobs. So the chamber of commerce, the Biz Counsel all agree it was the right thing to do -- Business Council all said the right same thing.They did the right thing?Yes.

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And the phones of the future - they'll do everything from tell us when we're sick
to help us try on clothes.

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Let's take a look at Melbourne
through the Jetstar skycam. Mostly fine and a top of 23. Two of the first responders
to the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary 20 students and 6 teachers
were killed when Adam Lanza opened fire
before he took his own life. Seven News US correspondent
Angela Cox has more. Good morning, Ange. Ange, what have they said?

Yes, good morning. Like first responders everywhere, these men and women are trained for emergency situations but they say they never could have expected what they saw. Newtown is such a small community, a lot were volunteers, they knew the teachers who went to the school, their kids knew the kids who went to the school, played sport with them. You can imagine how hard it would have been. Larue was one of the first to respond, she said she understood the e narmty of what -- enormity of what happened when she got a text from her daughter.

I got a text from my daughter
in the ambulance on the way back and she said people are saying that
people are dying there. Mom, are you alright? And she asked me if I was there
and I said I am. I said it was bad
and I can't talk about it. But knowing that she knew, because
I wasn't getting any information. There was no radio or TV. So to get that text from her, I knew that it had gotten bigger
and that it was big.

Now, most tof the first responders say the most difficult part for them, they had these triage areas set up around the school, when they got the first call saying the paramedics weren't needed they realised what it meant, that most of the people who were shot had been killed. J igll Urchioli said Tasmania huge heartbreak for the area.

Everybody feels it. Everybody's heart is ripped out. You don't even need to see it. You feel it.

Ange, the National Rifle Association is going to hold
a news conference tomorrow to respond to the tragedy. What is the NRA expected to say?

Yes, this is what everyone is waiting troosee. Obviously, the NRA is the most powerful gun lobby group here in the US. 4 million members who all believe it is their God-given right to bear arms. The NRA did break its silence two days ago saying its members were saddened and shocked by the shooting. They said the press conference will be major and they will try to make helpful contributions to make sure it dozen happen again. Normally after shootings they don't make any comment because they know there is no way to win an argument when emotions are so raw. A lot of people in the US are hoping this is the tipping point. We have heard suggestions from Barack Obama and others in Congress how to tackle crime, namely, banning military-style assault weapons and also limiting the sale of the high-munition clips and doing background checks on people who are sold guns. Everyone is waiting keenly to see how they will respond to those sujzs. II am sure you will keep us up to date over the weekend. Thank you.

A new study has found the
real reason you may be overweight. Apparently,
it has nothing to do with lack of exercise
or eating fatty food. Scientists in Shanghai have found a link between
a type bacteria and obesity as part of an 8-year study. They found the bacterium encourages
the body to make and store fat and deregulates
the body's metabolism. With more, I'm joined by
Sunrise GP Dr Ginni Mansberg. Ginni, good morning. Can you explain
how the study worked?

Basically, let's peal back a little bit. We all know we are covered in bacteria, in us, in our bacteria, in us, in our nose and in our gut. They know the bacteria of people in the gut who are overweight are quite different. I won't tell you because it is breakfast television how we know that but we know it for sure. Was it the fat making the bacteria change or the bacteria causing you to put on weight. So they took genetically identical mice, and they injected them with the bacteria found in obese people. Guess what? Despite it was the same diet and same genes, the ones injected with the bacteria put on much more weight. So it makes us implicated in the weight gain. We all know people who are saying I am eating right and exercising and I can't lose weight. Perhaps the link. So what is the answer? People taking probiotics to help for gut health? We haven't studied interobacteria for a it.Naturopaths say it could be the root of your problems? Do you think it could be?It is one of a set of problems. When it comes to weight gain, there is nothing that will allow you to eat rubbish and don't exercise. But for people who need a bit extra, it could be the answer or it could be something to do with antibiotics. We know kids exposed to antibiotics, particularly before six months of age are more likely to have problems with obesity later. We have changed the bacteria in the gut perhaps. Perhaps we need another set of antibiotics to peal back the bacteria.One doctor suggested therefore obesity could be contaijs?In mice it is contigious but then again, they do eat each other's poo.(laughs) other's poo.(laughs).That was a good thing to throw in.Ginni is not saying eating someone's poo?Hang on.No, I wouldn't advakt that.That got our attention, didn't it. Anyone who mentions --No, I wouldn't advocate that.

If you thought you couldn't do
without your phone now, just wait. According to research from IBM, our phones will see, hear,
smell and touch in the near future. They'll do everything from
tell us when we're sick to help us try on clothes. And they won't look like
they do now. To explain, I'm joined by
Seamus Byrne from CNET Australia. Good morning, Seamus. Is this fair dinkum?

Yes, it

is. It seems like it is the whole 'Star Trek' trirecorder idea. It is a question of when, not if, at this stage. We think of the smell aspect, everything else makes sense, touch and hear and see. But the smell in particular is about the idea of it basically sensing the chemicals, whether it is in our breath, to detect sickness or problems in the air that we might be able to rectify and things like that.Your own breathalyser?Yes, something like that. A bit of everything available. Smartphones are revolutioniseing the way we shop, what else can it do? This is augmented reality idea ties in. We can start to hold up the camera, the camera can virtually show us virtual versions of things we can see. So it might be ourselves trying things on or furniture in our house, all these things we can do to place ourselves in this world.I buy my glasses online now, you take a photo of your face and put the different frames on.Yes.The research also says the mobiles might become foldable and bendable. Really?Yes, this is brilliant. So on that longer term, it is where we will start to see truly foldable and almost roleable screens to pull out to get a large device from. Some companies might next year hit on bendable and unbreakable screens. If you drop it, it is made out of material that is bendable enough you won't break your screen. If we can hit that, we will save a lot of money.See I love this geeky stuff, these gadgets, fantastic. Cheers, mate, Merry Christmas.There you go, you do love the geeky stuff.

As we've been reporting
this morning, the world is expected to end today. This is based on
the ancient Mayan prophecy. Sunrise correspondent
Edwina Bartholomew is on Judgment Day watch. Edwina, has the world
started to end?

Well, Mel, in the words of REM, it is the end of the world, as we know it, apparently. According to this book, we are most likely to -- according to the bookies we are most likely to go by a killer virus, it could be an ice age or 1,000 to one odds we will be eaten by zombies. What is not a joke is the shirt, which was a serious purchase, but given the amount of grief I am getting by my crew, it is probably the first and last time I will wear this shirt.It is safety yellow. We will find you very eels.Beam me up if it is an alien invasion.You look like a pine lime Splice.Just in case you, anyone who is anyone has said it is all...Codswallop.That's The word.

After the break - the Government dumps its key promise to return the Federal Budget
to surplus. Plus, ban the bogans - the Melbourne train passengers who don't want riffraff
in their carriages. And Justin Bieber's new flame - the pop singer's holiday
with a mystery woman.

You guys grew up together?
Since third grade. What are you looking at?
I'm not... We're not good enough for you, huh?
You must be supermodels! What do you model? Gloves? Brad, eat a Snickers.
Why? 'Cause you get a little angry
when you're hungry. Better? Better.

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are on the rocks and now Justin's been spotted heading off on holiday
with a mystery woman.

That pretty much says it all. Maybe the Mayan calendar means it is the end of the world for Selena Gomez. Justin was spotted at the airport, getting on a plane with a mystery woman. She was hiding her face and carrying shopping bags. We don't know what they were doing. But in an interesting development he had Tweeted out earlier, " Tweeted out earlier, "Be a king, treat a woman like a queen." I don't know what you read into that but maybe he held the plane door open for her.And I was chemist yesterday and heard Justin Bieber singing about toothbrushes.That is something for the stocking.Nelson, one is on its way for you.Thank you.

Now, there's a throng of stars
coming Down Under for Christmas. What can you tell us?

I guess they want to keep warm and toasty on your beautiful beaches. We talked about yesterday Miley Cyrus and Chris Hemsworth are heading that way now Russell Crowe is heading to his home. Nicole Kidman and Anotnio is going home, she will meet her new nephew and we are hearing Kylie Minogue will head into town a bit earlier than New Year's Eve plan to have family time. And Justin Bieber is heading back to New York so we have him for the holidays.

Snot such a surprising twist, really. He has been a political advocate. Just he was testifying in Washington about the humanitarian crisis in the congo and -- Congo and there are rumours he may run for the senate in Massachusetts.He would be sensational.Thank you, Nelson. The top stories now on Sunrise.

The Treasurer dumps
his election promise to keep the budget in the red. Tony Abbott is live
with his response. Two boys to face court
for lighting a dangerous blaze. Just wait till you hear their ages. The Melbourne train passengers who don't want riffraff
in their carriages. Miss Universe Australia
joins us live from Vegas. What more do you need to know? The countdown is on,
so will the Mayans be proved right?

The final preparations
on Friday, 21st December, 2012. # Reach up for the sunrise #
# Reach up for the sunrise.Right across Australia, this is Sunrise on Seven. From Brekky Central, Kochie and Mel.

Hello again.

Also coming up - the 81-year-old bloke sacked
after 40 years on the job by phone. So, let's continue the last show
of the week and possibly ever with Nat and the news. The Gillard Government
has broken another promise, abandoning its vow to deliver a
budget surplus this financial year. For the latest from Canberra, we're joined by Seven News
political reporter Sara Wiley. Sarah, what's caused the deficit?

Good morning, Nat. We had new figures released yesterday which showed tax revenue for the first four months of this financial year is down $ is down $3. is down $3.9 billion. As you can imagine it is a big hit to the budget. After promise agbudget surplus for years, Wayne Swan had to come out yesterday and concede a budget surplus is very unlikely. Let's take a look how he justified the decision yesterday.

If we were to fill a temporary hole
in taxation with temporary cuts that would impact
upon growth and jobs, that wouldn't be the responsible
thing to do in these circumstances.

As you could imagine, the opposition was very quick to point out that this is another broken promise. They say it is an issue of trust. If you can't trust the government to deliver a surplus, you can't trust the government not to have a carbon tax, how can you trust the government at all? I am sure, Nat, we will hear a lot more about this in the lead-up to the election. Thank you for the update from Canberra this morning.

Julian Assange
has appeared in public for just the second time since June, delivering a speech from
the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. The WikiLeaks founder
told his supporters "the door is open"
for talks to break the deadlock over his campaign
to avoid extradition to Sweden. 2012 has been a huge year,

we have released nearly
a million documents -

documents relating to the unfolding
the war in Syria. He also spoke about
freedom of the press. Two young boys, aged just 11 and 14,
have been arrested, following a bushfire
in Sydney's south-west yesterday. Sunrise reporter Gabrielle Boyle
joins me now with more. Good morning, Gabby. What have the boys
been charged with?

Well, the two boys, aged just 11 and 14 years old, have been charged after allegedly lighting a fire in Campbelltown yesterday afternoon. 20 homes were evacuated. One man was taken to hospital for observation. This fire came dangerously close to homes and gave leckles there a real fright. The two boys were initially refused bail overnight. They'll reappear in Campbelltown Children's Court today. Klthank you for the update.

Schapelle Corby's mother says the
discovery of a drug smuggling racket operating through Sydney Airport could explain what happened
to her daughter. Eight people have been charged
following a 2-year investigation into corruption
at Australian Customs. Corby's mother says she always suspected some corruption
within the unit. Federal Police are expecting
to make more arrests. A helicopter that crashed
into a river off New York last year, killing an Australian resident
and her partner, was found to be carrying
too much weight. A lengthy investigation has found the Bell 206 helicopter
had a capacity of 1,450kg. It was carrying 10kg extra
when it took off. The report doesn't conclude
what exactly caused the crash but a final determination
is expected to be handed down in two months.

Police have charged a man
over a vicious road-rage attack captured by a Brisbane driver's
dashboard-mounted camera. Victim Ken Olsen handed the video
over to authorities, fearing the man could strike again. The 21-year-old
will appear in court next month, charged with one count
of wilful damage and dangerous operation
of a motor vehicle. He's insisting that
the video has been doctored. A paralysed schoolboy
who can only communicate by blinking has astounded his mother
by writing a Christmas song. 12-year-old Adam has cerebral palsy. With the help of his mum,
he wrote the song Cards? You like cards.

What about presents? Yes, I thought you might
like that on the list. The song is now available on iTunes.

Finance markets are up on Wall Street, the US politicians still arguing about getting the budget right. European markets were mixed. Let's click over to our region, and we were up on year highs.

Time for sport with Beretts.

Cricket Australia
has ordered an urgent review of its player management program. A crippling injury toll
has forced the hand of High Performance boss Pat Howard. Australia's list
of unavailable pacemen includes Hilfenhaus, Cummins, Pattinson,
Hazelwood, Harris and Hastings. Our current situation's
not good enough and around the world, all the teams, it's not just
an Australian cricket problem. And Sydney Thunder
remains on the bottom of the Big Bash League ladder after a crushing 51-run loss
to the Adelaide Strikers. Former test speedster Shaun Tait
was a welcome sight, claiming three wickets
for the victors. NRL veteran Tim Sheens
is reportedly poised to sever ties with the Wests Tigers
early next year. Sheens was sacked
as Tigers coach in September despite having two years
remaining on his contract. The club offered him a role
in player development but it's understood the 62-year-old
has decided to walk away and focus on coaching the Kangaroos
at next year's World Cup. The AFL has turned
to US college basketball to find its next star

with the Kangaroos
signing Eric Wallace to a 2-year rookie contract. Standing near 2m tall, And the AFL will today serve
the Demons with evidence from their 5-month
tanking investigation.

Going to be a Going to be a tense day for the AFL and the Melbourne Football Club, for sure.Time to look at the weather. Hey, Mr Beretts, do you know where the bathrooms are? I got a prostate like a watermelon.OK.Who is your mate, Beretts.Geoff Warner, Tim's dad, our big boss. That's you on the TV there.Strewth. Where is that Grant fellow.He is not well. On a day off.He's not well? You try being 85. You reckon the end of the world is coming for you, for me a bit sooner.Do you want to fill in and do the weather?I would be better than that other turkey who does it. That wouldn't be hard. (laughs) what? Now?Yes, now.

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Mackay, great town, I had a girlfriend there once. Hello Brisbane.

Orange, imagine having your town named after a colour? And a fruit? (laughs)

Melbourne get a raw deal, that's not very warm.

I come from there.Yes, I hear you talk about it all the time. Never shut up.

Western Australia, great place, a fantastic state. Nat is on the same page.

You are so young and beautiful. Thanks, Kochie.Beretts, can you just move, we've got Tony Abbott coming in.Strewth!How are you? It's me birthday. 85! Good on you. Love your work.Thank you so much. Can you give us some more? More concessions for public transport?

Christmas has come early
for the Opposition with the Government
dumping its key promise to return the Federal Budget
to surplus. Treasurer Wayne Swan
broke the news yesterday, blaming new figures showing

company tax payments
were $4 billion lower than expected. Obviously,
dramatically lower tax revenue makes it unlikely that there
will be a surplus in 2012-13. The Opposition has slammed the move, saying the Gillard Government is the
most incompetent we have ever had.

And the Opposition Leader,
Tony Abbott, joins me now. Good morning. Tony, you say the move is a failure
of competency and a failure of trust but hasn't the Government actually made an economically
responsible decision?

Kochie, we shouldn't be in this position. This is a Government that has been spending like a drunken sailor. It is not that revenue is too low, spending is too high. Revenue is still 6% higher than last year.But as a percentage of the size of the economy, they are spending less than the Howard Government did, under the Howard Government Reign.Well, you Government Reign.Well, we can argue that toss but one way or another they are spending $ they are spending $1 hill billion a year more now than in 2007 and we have got two new taxes, the carbon tax and the mining tax and 20,000 more regulations. So higher spending, more taxes and more regulation. It is why this mob don't get it when it comes to the economy. How would you cut and get it back into surplus.Well, we wouldn't have put ourselves into this position. Most of all, we wouldn't have made these repeated commitments to get us into surplus and on a fundamental breach of trust, dump it on the eve of Christmas.I think everyone agrees it agrees it was a dum dumb promise to make in the first place, US is bad, Europe is a cot case, the world is nervous. It would have to flow through to our revenues.And Kochie, the basic problem in all of these countries is governments living beyond their means. What we've got in this country is yet another year and years to come, when this government will live beyond its means. That's the basic problem. You cannot spend your way to prosperity. You cannot tax your way to prosperity. But this is a government which is always spending too much and taxing too much.Look, there is a time if surplus during boom times, there are times for deficits when governments should be spending more to keep the economy going otherwise more jobs will be lost and more businesses will go broke. Isn't this the time for the governments to be stimulating economies.The Labor party always thinks it is time to stimulate the economy.But is right now the time?Our terms of trade are still at historic highs. They are still considerably today than at any time during the life of the howards government. If we go back to 2004, 2005.You didn't have the global financial crisis.That was four years ago, Kochie.Yes, when the ALP came in.You can't keep using this excuse.No, but you are comparing it to the Howard Government's Reign which was an incredible purple patch.In 2004, 2005, with unemployment 5 per cent, the government delivered a surplus, despite the terms of trade, 40 per cent lower than this time last year when the government gave 3 per cent of GDP deficit.But Europe was booming, b.i.n. booming, B.i.n. booming, -- China was booming. The business council of Australia says it is good to drop it. The OECD monetary fund praising our economic management in this country. We are an economic miracle, we haven't had a recession since 1990 1.Kochie, it is never a good thing for a government to break fundament promises and this government has broken its two covenants with the Australian public. No carbon tax and no mining tax. You can't trust the mob.But it is a promise that needed to be broken in the circumstances. It to be broken in the circumstances. It is --It is a promise that should have been delivered upon. Because as this government has been saying all along, a surplus means taking the pressure off family budgets, because as long as you are in deficit, you are borrowing more and you are taxing more. That hurts families. They're mortgaging the future to try to give themselves the capacity to win next year's election.But you're saying they should be cutting spending. Cutting spending drags an economy down, pushes up unemployment so Australians will lose their job, and pushes up companies going broke? It never makes sense to waste money. This is a government which has consisted wasted money. Look at the $ consisted wasted money. Look at the $6 billion in border protection blowouts. The $ blowouts. The $1. blowouts. The $1.3 billion more they are going to be spending on higher revugey and humanitarian intake?So cut all that? Cut refugee intakes, border protection spending? The whole lot?We certainly said we wouldn't go ahead with the increase in the up take from 13 thousand are 40,000. But this is a government who said yesterday they rented the premises for the department of clime change for -- climate change for 15 years for God's sake. Why?It is a red herring.--It is a red herring. They are mortgaging our future to try to try to secure their own political future at the next election.Right, we are out of time, have a good Christmas.Right, Kochie.

A Brisbane man will appear in court
next month over the road-rage attack
that has shocked the nation. 21-year-old Edward Sullivan
from the city's south was formally charged yesterday. Victim Ken Olsen
recorded the violent incident on a camera mounted in his car. Sullivan claims the video is fake. And Sunrise correspondent
Michelle Tapper

Good morning, Mel. Well 21-year-old Sullivan has been charged with will flf damage and also dangerous operation of motor vehicle. He will appearen front of the bean lee Magistrates Court on January 14th. When he turned himself into police, he insisted the video was fake. I think that will be difficult defence to mount in court because you can clearly identify him in the video. The video was taken by the victim, Ken Olson a former police officer. He had a camera mounted on the dashboard of his car, he claimed he ram said him 7 times, chased him through the streets, made him break traffic rules and the shocking video where the attacker climbs up on to the wind screen, punching it, shattering it.We have now victims, one came forward to Sunrise, are they going to remain anonymous? Well, three victims have come forwards. Two women and a man. They have been interviewed by police. They want to remain anonymous, they all claim he targeted, chased them down the road, rammed them and all say it was terrifying and he should be taken off the rose.Thank you very

Commuters in Victoria are trying to stop bogans
from sharing their trains. Travellers on the V/Line
to Melbourne want Sunbury passengers
off their line and have started a petition called
'Ban the Bogan'. Sunrise correspondent Nick Etchells
joins us

This is one of your best stories this year, Nick. Isn't there a bit of bogan in most of us?Say that again for me again?Isn't there a bit of bogan in most of us? Probably, yes. The background of this is that there are two train systems coming into Melbourne. V/ systems coming into Melbourne. V/Line, the country passengers coming all the way in and the metro line, which is the city stations. Sunbury has been on the cusp of those two regions for a while. A few months ago, the State Government electrified the line, passengers coming from Sunbury on the V-Line had the option. Passengers further up the line, think they should get off the V/ off the V/Line and get on to the metro. When a lot of people get on the train there, they cause coninvestigation on the train, why do that when they have got the option of getting on the city train, well, it is probably a quicker option. They have started a petition called Ban the skan bogan. We don't want to over cook the goose, there are 70 signatures on it and it is what they want and.Gather the Sunbury locals haven't reacted well? Sunbury is an outer liar suburb, very blue-collar place. You have people living on country properties who commute into the city. The white-collar sort of crowd, but the Sunbury locals haven't reacted very kindly to this. They don't like being called bogans. One woman said they are being talked about as if they were another species so they are none too happy about this.Thank you for that excellent report from Melbourne, good on you Nick Etchells.

It's just four sleeps
until Santa Claus comes to town. After another frantic year
of toy making, last-minute preparations
are under way. NBC's Bob Redell is outside
Santa's workshop in the North Pole. Bob, how are the preps coming along? Merry Christmas to you, David. Just think - a few days from now, this is what's going to be on top
of all those rooftops in Australia. Of course, it's missing
a few items - the reindeer, who are about 100 yards to my right. Right now, they're fuelling up,
if you will, eating a lot of oats and barley and it's also missing
all those toys. Now, it's been a big question
this year - if you can't tell by my breathe,
it's quite nippy out here. This is Fahrenheit, by the way. It's -20, it's expected
to even get colder than that. Perhaps -30. A lot of kids have been wonder,
"Hey, is Santa and all those elves "going to be able
to get all those toys in time "given these very cold conditions?" Well, fortunately, they do have
this thing called electricity and this other thing called heat so we were inside Santa's workshop
not too long ago and he assured us that, yes,
they are going to be ready in time for that big flight
around the world come Christmas Eve. Now, Santa was very adamant
about one thing to all the boys and girls
and their mums and dads this year. He wanted to let them know that
he's looking out for them, he's thinking about them
and he cares about them very much, especially this time of the year. And boys and girls,

he did have a message
that he wanted to impart upon you. A couple of things Christmas Eve - make sure you listen
to your mum and dad and make sure you go to bed on time. That is codeword for 'early'. You don't want Santa to
skip by your house if you're awake and if you wouldn't mind,
he likes milk and cookies, but this year he also wouldn't mind
a little fruit. Apparently, that bowl full of jelly is getting a little too large
for him. Merry Christmas to you, David,
here from North Pole, Alaska. I'm Bob Redell.

Good on you, Bob, thank you for that. Kids, remember the golden rules and another golden rule we have in our house, you can't wake up until its light. You can't get up while it's dark and look under the tree.Santa drinks beer in our house.

if the Mayan prophecy is fulfilled. It predicts the end of the world
is today. So, what do you believe? Sunrise correspondent
Edwina Bartholomew is on End of the World watch. Edwina, is this the beginning
of the end?

You know the phrase, don't worry it's not the end of the world? Don't use it today. According to the Mayan calendar, 7 11:00 there. We know from movies like independence rr -- Independence Day and, the bridge is the first to go, but so far... 93, just kidding, check in with you later.Kids, everyone reckons it is just a joke. Just a bit of fun.

One of the most-talked-about
commercials on TV has a delivered a treat
for the holidays. AAMI insurance has released
a new, online ad featuring love-birds
Rhonda and Ketut remixed. Any holiday romances? Well...there was this one guy! Ooh! Katut. Katut. Katut. Katut. Katut. Katut. Katut. Kiss me, Katut!

My Kuta goddess.
Kiss me, Katut! You're hot like sunrise.

Ki-ki-kiss me, Katut.

I make special drink for you. "You look hot, like a sunrise." Sunrise-sunrise. Does Katut have any friends?
We could all go out together. Kiss me, Katut.

"You look hot, like a sunrise." I call-I call-I call
'Flaming Rhonda'. Was there watermelon
or some other tropical fruit? You're naughty. My Kuta goddess. So, did you kiss?
Did ya? Kiss?
Did ya-did ya? (SIGHS)
Oh, Rhonda!

Kiss me, Katut. Kiss me-kiss me-kiss me, Katut! I call-I call-I call
'Flaming Rhonda'. I whispered back, "Kiss me, Katut!" Kiss me, Katut.
Rhonda... Kiss me, Katut.
Rhonda...

OK.It has been a very, very funny campaign. Everyone talks about Rhonda and Katut.When a campaign takes on a life of its own.Speaking of toot, I haven't found the toilet yet. Too many tees go straight through me. , haveDo you have a Rhonda in your life?You talk a lot about that '50 Shades of Grey'. Have you read it?Yes, the girls have read all three.It is extraordinary, isn't it. It is how I broke me hip in the first place.Alright, Mr Warner will be with us for the rest of the show.

News headlines are next,
plus sport and weather. Then, is it un-Australian
to sack a bloke by phone when he's worked for you
for 40 years? And Jessica Mauboy performs live
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'The Sapphires'. News headlines now. Here's Nat. Opposition Leader Tony Abbott
rejects claims the Federal Government has made
a responsible financial decision by dumping
its budget surplus promise. Treasurer Wayne Swan
has blamed new figures, showing company tax payments
were $4 billion lower than expected.

It's a promise that should have been delivered upon, because as this Government has been saying all along, a surplus means taking the pressure off family budgets.

The Opposition says
the Gillard Government is the most incompetent
we've ever had. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
says his website will release a million
new classified files in 2013. In his second speech to be delivered
from London's Ecuadorian Embassy, Assange also spoke on his fears
of being extradited to the US. The Pentagon reissued its threats
against me in September and claimed the very existence
of WikiLeaks is an ongoing crime. The 41-year-old
is currently wanted in Sweden over alleged sexual assaults.

Two young boys will face a Sydney
court today charged over a fire which threatened homes
in the city's south-west yesterday. One of the boys is 14 years old. The other, just 11. They were arrested
after a blaze at Airds that caused nearby houses
to be evacuated. The fire created panic
among local residents, one man had to be taken to hospital
for observation. After a week
of intense investigations, police in the US say they are no closer to figuring out why Adam Lanza
gunned down 26 people at a school in Newtown, Connecticut. It comes as those who were first
called to the scene at Sandy Hook reveal the horror
they were faced with.

Yes, you may not be able
to save everybody, but you damn well tried. Investigators have looked at
the gunman's mobile phone records and his video games. Siberia is in the middle
of an extreme cold snap with temperatures dropping
as low as -50 degrees in some parts of the country. The air is so cold that when boiling water
was thrown off this balcony, it froze almost instantly. The local resident braved
the -41 degree conditions to prove his science experiment. Meteorologists say the cold snap is the longest and coldest
Eastern Europe has endured in more than half a century.

Did you know hot water freezes quicker than cold water. No? I didn't know that.Yeah. Yeah, yeah.It was in Pippa Middleton's book, she was talking about freezing water in her book.I love reading Pippa's stuff.At length, obviously. Maybe try some Dr Karl stuff as well. Might be handy.

Cricket Australia
has ordered an urgent review of its player management program
after a spate of injuries. One of those on the sidelines, paceman Pat Cummins paints a
bleak picture for our young talent. The reality is that I'm going
to get injured continuously. I mean, all bowlers are
until you're 24, 25. Along with Cummins, Australia's list of unavailable
pacemen also includes Hilfenhaus, Pattinson,
Hazelwood, Harris and Hastings. Sydney Thunder remains anchored to the bottom of the
Big Bash League ladder after losing to the Adelaide
Strikers by 51 runs at ANZ Stadium. Nathan Reardon
smashed 4 sixes in 7 balls as the Strikers amassed 6/177. The home side's run chase
was effectively over when Chris Gayle fell to his
West Indian team-mate Kyron Pollard. The Thunder have now lost
eight straight matches stretching back to last season. Some racehorses get to retire
to the breeding barn while others have to find different
things to occupy their time. Dodgy knees ended the racing career
of Metro Meteor but he now has a flourishing career
as an artist. Grasping the brush in his mouth, Metro does his own
abstract paintings that sell for up to $300 each. The proceeds go to helping other
broken down racehorses find a home.

Isn't that great.Isn't there an elephant who paints? Be a friend. Yes, in Thailand. A zoo of painting animals.I think the CEO's dad does painting too, Mr Warner.Painting? What do you mean, there is a benefit to being the CEO's dad. You can park whenever you want, I parked upstairs, I think I hit your car, Kochie, Mel, and Nat, I got yours too, a bit of touch parking. You want to stretch your legs with this song, take the base for a run and let's 5, 6, 7, 8. # Hanging on a line # Wake me up before you go, go # Don't leave me hanging... # Don't leave me hanging... #(noisy drum banging)I think I've still got it, let's look at the forecast around Australia while that Grant fellow is not here.

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A bit of, A bit of B igng Crosby today?Yes # White Christmas.Not like that, you got to sing old, but you are beautiful in person.Oh, thank you. Let's rescue poor Jess.What is up with old blokes who think they can flirt.You're allowed to do that are you? Alright...Get on with it, then.Only if I was 73 years younger.

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And the 81-year-old bloke sacked
after 40 years on the job by phone.

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That's Sydney live
through the Jetstar skycam. Partly cloudy and a top of 24. An 81-year-old man
has been sacked over the phone from his job of more than 40 years. Charles Borg
had worked in greyhound racing for most of his adult life and says
he never missed a day of work. But after an altercation
on the track, he received a phone call from his
boss saying he was out of a job. To discuss our Hot Topics, we're joined by Andrew Moore
from Radio 2GB in Sydney and Seven News reporter
Nick McCallum in Melbourne. Good morning. Andrew, is it un-Australian
to fire someone over the phone? Nick, is it ever acceptable
to dismiss someone this way?

Particularly working there for 40 years.I would think if you worked there for one year, it is unethical. Not the way to do things. It shouldn't be socially acceptable. We have heard of people getting sacked by text message. A phone call is one step up from that. For someone who has given that much service and respect for someone who is 80 years young and the problems that Charles Borg sounds like he has had with his employer.Is it a gutless way of doing it? Rather than sitting down face to face with someone and explain what is happening. It is like breaking up with someone. It is easier on a text.It is gutless. I have issues with Fair Work in the past but at this stage they have done the right thing and set a benchmark saying what they did to Charles Borg is insensitive and inhumane. It is a benchmark. Every employer has the right to sack a worker if that worker is considered not to be up to scratch but there has got to be a decent way to do it. Charles Borg should have been dragged into an office and explained what went wrong and given an explanation. To say goodbye to his work mates, it is a human rights. It is a matter of human respect. The more we communicate with social media and media and mobile phones, the less we connect. It is a message from Fair Work.They should do it like they do to us in the media. Call us in, get your security pass and kick you out. Or get someone in the next coupeical to tell you. Or get someone in the next coupeical
to tell you.Dying - the next cubicle to tell

We've been talking this morning