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This program is captioned live. Good afternoon. NSW emergency crews are right now battling a ferocious bushfire burning dangerously close to homes west of Wyong, on the state's Central Coast. We are joined by the Commissioner of the fire service. Good afternoon. What is the latest?Firefighters are really working on getting the upper hand on the fire. There have been more then 60 firefighters are supported by warm -- water bombing aircraft. There is still a bit of back burning and containment work to do over the next few hours. Things are looking a lot better than they were before.We know it has been close to some properties. What can residents do?Fanie to follow the instructions of the firefighters. You need to keep an eye out for Enders. They should be enacting their bushfire a survival plan.Thank you. As we enter the final hours before Christmas, millions of Australians are preparing for the beach it day. Our reporter is in Melbourne. One more sleep to go.Everyone is getting pretty excited. We saw examples of what Christmas is all about. At Monyash Children's Hospital, a place where smiles were more pressures, there were many laughs. The hospital does try to get as many home for Christmas as possible, but the sad reality is that most of those will spend the day there tomorrow. It is great that the hospital does such a good job of making the day as fun as possible.One do you think of these visitors?Fantastic.It was exciting.Change her. She forgot about her pain.More smiles for more special children at the wrong number Donald house. The boys in blue played Santa. -- Ronald McDonald. What is your name?If Gabriel.It makes it a lot easier for us.It was lovely that they decided to come along. These children have gone through a lot of pain.There will be prayers for a bright new year at St Paul's Cathedral in the city. Mass will be held at 11pm, ahead of two services tomorrow. Say patches could be sure will be held at midnight with Christmas Day services at eight, 9:30am, and 11am. Trains are free on Christmas Day.For thank you. A man has been rushed to hospital after being shot in Sydney's south- west of this afternoon. Police and paramedics were called to a home in Lansvale after reports that eight shots were fired shortly before 2pm. He is in a serious condition. A crime scene has been set up. Police say the man is known to them and he is not assisting with a choir is. - - enquiries. 100 workers are protesting at Dairy Farmers plant. Dairy Farmers is one of Queensland's biggest no suppliers. It was the scene of quite an ugly protests. Around midnight, 100 factory workers turned up here with a bone to pick with Dairy Farmers. They had been locked in negotiations with the company from Mars, but that has broken down. There were tense scenes as the workers try to stop milk trucks from entering the factory. The police were called in it and several protesters were forced off the tracks. The union says the police over-reacted with the offices they had.There was a massive police presence. It is disproportionate. Any reasonable person would say that.Emotions are obviously high. The negotiations between the police and the union had been fairly cordial. Our relationship in dealing with the matters is very good. I cannot fault the behaviour of the Union has so far.424 hours, protesters have been trying to stop more trucks from entering and delivery trucks from the brink -- from leaving. A few tracks managed to make it out. Dairy Farmers say no supply over the holiday period should not be compromised. It will be an interesting nights and Christmas Eve. They are staying until midnight. A Sydney judge has overturned the bail application of Robert Xie, the man accused of killing the Lin family three years ago. The 48- year-old was refused bail, and will remain behind bars. He is charged with the murders of his brother-in- law Min Lin, Min's wife Lily, her sister Irene and two young boys at their North Epping home in July 2009. The gun-control debate is raging in the US, but the country's powerful NRA remains defiant. It wants armed guards to protect children in schools, and at least one district has approved the plan. The NRA stuck by its guns, that every American at school should have an armed guard.It is crazy to call for police see an armed security in a school to protect our children, then call me crazy.Two days ago, the head of NRA unveiled this plan, but little by some. He defended himself.When that horrible monster try to shoot his way into the school, if a good guy with a gun had been there, he may have been able to stop him.The murder massacre has led some NRA supporters to call for control on guns. The NRA blamed the media, the entertainment culture, and the lack of mental healthcare is the problem. Congress will debate is. It is not part of the ultimate solution.At least one school district in New Jersey will place armed guards in schools, to the disapproval of the governor.I do think it is a positive example.He a majority of Americans continue to favour more restrictions on gun ownership. That maybe the reason other Americans are flocking to garner stores. Shells were and teed this week at this North Carolina style.We have never seen anything like this. We have the political business. In Newtown, Connecticut, the community devastated by the school shooting, is still trying to recover. They had been flooded with support. They want people to repay the kindness to others to honour the victims. An overwhelming river of keeping it flows freely -- freely. Some send packages. Others much needed support all the way from Washington and far beyond.I think I saw Brazil, Australia.In the town hall, a mountain of donated toys. Just in time for Christmas. Even Hurricane Sandy victims are giving.We want to pay it for it.But Newtown wants others to pay it for it in honour of the victims. From a secret Santa in Pennsylvania to New Jersey where Christmas cookies were baked.It really made me stop. I was frozen. It made me think about that little girl.Inspired, she paid for by giving the card to her bank teller. Her son has been randomly giving as well. How has it changed you?It makes me think of the bigger picture. Family, friends.Her hope, at those moments of terror inspires you to join in next for a 365 days a year. Next - should be its for a man killed trying to save others in a freak accident on the Gold Coast. - - tributes. Extreme weather conditions in Melbourne. Prince Harry in action on active duty in Afghanistan. This program is not captioned. SONG: # Do the cough... #
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This program is not captioned. She beats are flowing for a Gold Coast property developer who was killed in a freak awning collapse yesterday. -- tributes. Chris Walton has been hailed as a hero as witnesses say he push people out of danger. These as some of the tributes that have been left for the 54-year-old who was killed. He was the driving force behind the creation and the development of the sustainable eco friendly village here. Residents are shocked that a man who gave so much died in a freak accident.We have lost a great friend. He was a wonderful man. He got on well with everyone. He was loved by the whole community. We lost someone with vision and a commitment to the environment. Friends have been writing messages on the fencing. And leaving flowers. I had known him for 12 years. I worked with him. He created an amazing place. It is a tragedy.He realised something was wrong a split second before the awning collapsed and pushed many people to safety before it came crashing down. He is definitely a hero.It is typical of his selflessness. You do things in a spontaneous moment. He is very much into caring for people. Two ladies who were injured had been released from hospital. Engineers are continuing their investigation to try and work out what went wrong and why the awning collapsed without warning. Melbourne has been hit with strong winds today after sweltering through its hottest December night on record. Good afternoon. How hot it did it get?After a day of hot weather, it never really got cool overnight. Eight were still above 30 at 9:30pm. At 3am, still above 29. It got down to two under 7.4 at eight am this morning. -- 27.4. It meant there was another reason to visit some of the shopping centres open for the 24-hour pre-Christmas rush. Normally you which tried to avoid it. But the air-conditioning was appreciated. A cool change came through this morning. The weather bureau issued a warning about more severe weather for the rest of summer.We are expecting a more severe than average fire season. Especially in areas with a lot of grassland.In Victoria, another different weather extreme.We always get the four seasons in Melbourne. With that Cork changed, we had winds up to 90km/h in many parts of the city. It brought down trees and caused disruption it for some rail services. No reports of any major damage. A top of just 22 tomorrow. Santa and the rain delays will be pleased.Thank you. -- rain tears. Prince Harry has allegedly killed up Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. The UK defence has denied reports that he killed a Taliban commander but has admitted he deployed his weaponry while in action. He is expected to remain in Helmand province until Christmas Day. Next - why the Queen at Mr annual Christmas service. We're live at fire headquarters as
teams battle to protect properties north-west of Wyong. Retail crush - Sydneysiders run out of time for last-minute shopping. The man accused of the Lin family murder loses his bid for freedom. Michael Clarke in the nets, trying to prove his fitness. And Peter Harvey tracks Santa's secret preparations, as he gets ready to leave the North Pole. Join me for Nine News at 6:00pm.

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This program is not captioned. The Queen has missed have annual Christmas service after coming down with the flow. It is the first time in living memory a monarch has been missing. Bucking ham Palace is describing the illness as the tail end of a heavy cold. -- Bucking ham Palace. Prime Minister Julia Gillard has used an your Christmas message to pay tribute to Australia's police, paramedics, and firefighters. She made special mention of our troops serving overseas.We honour and admire you. I hope you families know how grateful we are to use this time of year.Tony Abbott and his wife also used up their message to honour our diggers.So much of a fortune is due to the sacrifice of others. This Christmas I paid particular tribute to the Australian troops currently serving abroad. And their families at home.He also recorded a special message to be sent to troops. If you left your Christmas shopping to the last minute, you do not have much time left. But if you are on the receiving end of a last-minute gift, then maybe an up side of late or panic shopping. Your look quite distressed.I have some anxiety. There are crumbs of comfort.The late gift me be the best gift.

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The countdown is on at the North Pole as Santa and his elves prepare for their big night. Our special Christmas correspondent Peter Harvey is there and spoke with the Today show a little earlier. Morning, Pete. What is the scene like at the moment up there? It must be chaos ahead of tonight's big trip?It's chaos and Snowy and about minus 22 right now. But they say it will get a bit cold later - we're looking forward to that enormously! It doesn't seem to bother Santa, his helpers and reindeer, they thrive on this sort of thing. Not too long from now they will be seting off on their big run. In the early hours of Christmas Eve and Christmas morning they get to every home in the world. I think Australia is the first on the list this year. He comes in from the south, up the coast of Tasmania, the east and west and then off to Indonesia and at rest of the world. We get first dibbs on this which is great.How does Santa deliver all of the presents to all of the kids in one night?It's simple. It's magic. It just happens. You got a big bucket of fairy dust, spray it around and there you go. You wake up Christmas morning and everything is there. Hopefully everything you have asked for, depending on whether you have been good or bad or what have you.You have seen the naughty and nice list. Is there anything we need to know? It's one of those good years where there are very few people on the naughty list and most people are on the nice list. Although there are a couple of five-year-olds in Sydney who might want to behave themselves for the next few hours.We still have time to make it onto the nice list then.Absolutely.Here is a question : how has Santa been keeping track of all of the kids? There are millions of them out there. How does he know exactly what to bring them for Christmas? He has an enormous support base. There are literally thousands of children working in Santa's factories. The orders come in from all over the world. Millions of post cards and letters come to far northern Finlandment the elves and Mrs Claus go through them and get them prioritised. It goes all year long. They are made and put in the sack, Rudolph turns up, puts on the red nose and away they go.You mentioned Mrs Claus. She is really the brains behind the operation. How is she coping with the mayhem? She is the cool, calm and collected one. It's her job to make sure as most women do a household, to make sure it runs well and everybody is happy. She has been doing this now for a couple thousand years so she has probably gotten into the groove here.They have a big trip ahead of them tonight. What do they like to be left out? Milk and cookies, carrots for the reindeers?The reindeers like carrots. Santa likes a bit of short bread and maybe some milk or later in the night a little bit of rum or whiskey but you have to be a bit careful with that because he has to finish the run. Have you made it onto the naughty or nice list this year?You pays your money and takes your chances in this caper.You're watching Nine's afternoon news. Here is what is making news - thousands of department store shoppers have stormed stores around the country hoping to snap up last minute bargains. And emergency workers are moving to protect homes from a bushfire on the Central Coast. And millions of people are preparing to get into the Christmas spirit with the annual candles by candlelight. If you haven't done your Christmas shopping yet you're not alone. Thousands of people have packed shopping centres around the country. Good afternoon. Not long until the shops close their doors?Not long at all. In fact here at David Jones shoppers only have one hour left to do their or or pick up their last Christmas gifts. In many stores across the country they are actually closing at 5.30, so even less time. But let's remember, shoppers have had all weekend to do their last minute shopping and of course today. Retailers tell me that will make a huge difference in terms of their profit this is year - because of those extra days of trading. We have seen a steady stream of people going through shopping centres todayment the most popular items have been giftcards, coffee machines Anderlecht call items. The majority of shoppers have been men.As per usual! We know retailers are banking on big returns from Christmas shopping. Any indication how busy it's been today?It's been very busy. We expect last minute shoppers to spend $2 billion across the country - the majority in New South Wales and WA. That is music to the ears of ce tailors across the board for this pre-Christmas period. They are expecting to rake in about $41 billion - up 4% on last year. Retailers tell us that's still pretty slack. In just under an hour the doors will close and workers will pull down Christmas deck rakess and get ready for the boxing day sales on the 26th. But this year they are also offering Boxing Day sales early online as early as tonight and tomorrow - that's to compete and offer the most options to customers. Let's hear from the peak retailers association.It will be slightly better than last year because all Christmases are. Really though this will be a flat Christmas for retail, much as we would have liked to see it more buoyant. We would be concerned about the first part of 2013. There has been a big push into online this year. There is no doubt it's the biggest online Christmas we have seen - by some of the new domestic offerings online and some of the spend, around 8%, heading overseas. We're told it's the best year to be a consumer. So the advice is do your research. If you're coming in on the 26th. Get in early.That's good advice. Thank you very much. It's been a Christmas Eve tradition for more than 70 years, the annual carols by candlelight. More than 10,000 people are expected to turn out to this year's event telecast on the Nine network around the country. Tony Jones is at Sydney Myer Music Bowl. Just afew hours away from the spectacular, what is in store? Spectacular is the word. It has been for the past 74 years. 75 years it has been going. It's an institution. Vision Australia benefit from it and it couldn't go to a better cause at this time of the year. You have Dennis Walter and Marina Pryor. The Voice is well represented this year. It was a hit in 2012 and I'm sure it will be a hit on Christmas Eve. Delta Goodrem, a judge on the show. Sarah Debono. Darren Percival. Anthony kaleea. The kids are never forgotten on this night - High 5 will be strutting their stuff. Isn't it great Santa could take time out of his schedule to pop in. He will be making sure all of the kids are maintaining their status on the nice list as he goes about delivering presents right across Australia and the world. Again, it wouldn't be complete if we didn't have the talents of the two hosts, Karl and Lisa. That will be happening from 8 o'clock tonight. Live on Channel Nine. As you said, Amelia, a crowd in excess of 10,000. Plenty of flyers too I think. Why not, because the weather here - they were predicting rain earlier in the week but mother nature is playing her part on Christmas Eve and it will be a very pleasant it 2 - 22 degrees.A bushfire emergency services unfolding on the New South Wales Central Coast this afternoon with 60 firefighters battling a large blaze burning dangerously close to homes. Matthew, just run us through the latest on the situation.After a very busy and concerning day for concerning day fors and residents at Wyong or north-west of Wyong - the situation has improved from a couple of hours ago. The fire threat is pretty much contained. About 12 properties were under direct threat. It took about 60 fire fighters to contain the blaze on the ground. About 6 helicopters were involved in the fight too. The fire has been given a watch and act status. The only status above that is "emergency". That's how serious the situation was and how close the flames got to homes. Residents were told to get out if it got any worse. Thankfully the threat is now contained due to their hard work. The New South Wales fire commissioner told us this earlier :The fire developed and burnt pretty quickly. Certainly as it travelled up hill putting a lot of ember and ember showers out on property very close to the fire. The back burning will continue. There is a bit more work to be done before the fire is put out completely. Drivers around the area north-west of Wyalong are being told to avoid the area. Investigations will continue over the next couple of days into how the fire started. Tonight there is no doubt that had it not been for the hard work of the RFS and everyone else involved in the fight today things could have been very different this Christmas Eve.Thank you for the update, Matt. A young man has been seriously injured after his petrol tanker rolled and exploded into flames on the New South Wales mid north coast. 16,000 litres of fuel was being carried by the truck, which lost control in port Stephens at around 1.30 this afternoon. The 23-year-old driver was airlifted to hospital. Asthma sufferers may be using faulty inhalers with a voluntary recall in place around the country. Affects puffers may not be delivering the full dose. Consumers are urged to get a replacement from their pharmacy. Affected batch numbers continue found on the TGA website. Accused liep family murderer robber Geer will spend Christmas behind bars after his bail application was refused.He showed no emotion but his wife, Cathy, sat in the public gallery sobbing as the justice said he refused the accused killer's application for bail. He is charged with the murders of five members of the Lyon family at their home in the Sydney suburb of Epping in 2009. Last week a local court magistrate granted him bail after committing him to stand trial but that was appealed to the Supreme Court and over turned today. The judge gave some reasons as to why he didn't think there were exceptional - circumstances in the case and he raised serious concerns about conversations he was reported to have said in relation to evidence she should give about a toolbox. The judge went through each aspect of the evidence. He said whale the crown case was circumstantial there were aspects that were strong. And although there were some reasonable explanations it didn't give him enough grounds to find exceptional circumstances to grant him bail. That's where he will remain for the time being until he stands trial for the five murders.Over seas now - heavy rain is causing problems across large parts of the UK with more than 200 flood warnings in place. Homes have already been inundated forcing widespread evacuations.Scenes in this Cornish town more family to its neighbours. The seas have become a dangerous place to be.Anyone who doesn't want to leave and is not nothing our advice - perhaps we, while we can't force them out, we can make sure they know the risks.As evacuation missions set off residents briefed themselves for a worrying night.We will keep a close eye on it.Just moved all of the Christmas presents up to the next up to the next.Christmas is on hold for the rescuers too. Working in shifts as heavy rain has continued overnight.The river is bank full. There is no more space in the river for the water. If the water does overtop the banks and comes into the fields we're looking at two or three feet more water in the town.In North Devon a police helicopter and thermal imaging cameras were used to rescue a woman, winched to safety. Those living here are dreading what they may wake up to ,that is if they have managed to get any sleep at all. All of the day's sports news now. Clarkey is refusing to rule himself out of the Boxing Day test? Australia trained at the MCG for the second time this morning. The skipper isn't 100% but still rates himself a chance of playing on Boxing Day. Way to go Chelsea - a new record in the EPL. This program is not captioned. Every day until Easter, Coles and Liqourland
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Australian skipper Michael Clarke still rates himself a chance of playing in the second test against Sri Lanka on Boxing Day despite still struggling with a hamstring injury.This was the Australian's final compulsory training session here at the MCG. Michael Clarke did get in the nets and have a bat. He tells me he spent a lot of last night icing his injured hamstring and woke up feeling a lot better than yesterday and that a lot of the pain has gone away. However, he is still struggling to run.We will give the skipper as long as possible - it might only be on the morning of the game. He is clearly improving. Whether or not that gets it over the line I'm not sure. But we will give him right until the very last before we make that call. Usman Khawaja will remain in the squad as back-up batsman until the final call on Clarke is made. Tasmanian fast bowler Jackson Bird will make his test debut on the biggest day in Australian cricket. Improved pretty nervous but really excited. Always wanted to play for Australia.James Pattinson did make an appearance at training today as he continues his recovery from a side strain and bowled for a little while today. The Australians hold an optional training session tomorrow before getting together for their annual Christmas lunch. Adelaide have emerged as title contender notice Big Bash after a dominant victory over the Sydney sixers. The openers put on a 121 run opening stand.The Adelaide crowd feeling the rhythm and it didn't take long for the strikers to find theirs.I think it's carried.Opener Daniel Smith gone for a duck. A mix-up saw Steve O'Keefe follow soon after leaving a different Steve to keep the run rate ticking over.The first 6 of the night goes to Steve Smith. Haddin and Pollard had few words for each other.Got a bit of tude, pal regard.But it was Pollard who had the last laugh, the skipper gone for 22.Pollard is really a star.Smith blasted his way past 50 as the "Wild Thing" was let loose. Bowled him. Too good.Ludeman and Klinger had their pair in sight. Punished.He continues on his way. Luderman finishing with 71 not out, handing the sixers their 2 and straight loss. Thunder still without a win after Ricky Ponting put on a show in Hobart. Punter leading the Hurricanes to a 30 Runavik tree, top storing with 63 - his top score brought up in true Ponting fashion. Xavier Doherty also got in on the spoils snaring a hat trick in the 17th over to hand Hobart their second win this series. A new race record could be set in this year's Sydney to Hobart with weather forecasts favouring the supermaxis.It will just be pedestrian dal to the met met. That's it. Don't back off. Push as fast as you can, sail the shortest course possible.Bets are on as to who will take out line honour s. The overall winner is likely to come from a boat 60 foot or larger. It depends on who gets through some of the transition periods the best. For the first time in six years the fleet will have a spinnaker start to get them out of the heads on Boxing Day. Chelsea has found some form with an 8-0 demolition of Aston villa this morning. Torez opened the scoring. Lampard made his return in style.Oh, wow! That is an absolute beaut from Chelsea's 500-man Frank Lampard.Meantime, man chester united blew their chance of extending their lead on top of the table drawing 1 all with Swansea.Still' head - finance and the latest weather with Chloe. How is it looking in Melbourne for carols by candlelight?It will be fine and around 20 degrees at 8 o'clock this evening. Sydney is in for a stormy night. All of the the country from 6. Tonight on WIN N WIN c
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Good afternoon from the Myer music bowl where it should be fine for the big performance this evening. It's been cloudy in Melbourne and more than 10 degrees cooler than yesterday. The cool change is tracking up the east coast and will reach Sydney between 2 and 5. That will mean showers and storms across New South Wales, also the top end but a fine

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but a fine Christmas Day elsewhere. Heavy falls forecast for north eastern New South Wales. Christmas Day in Sydney : possible storms and gusty winds at first. Then a shower or two and winds easing, 23. In Melbourne a possible light shower in the morning and then a sunny day and 23. Brisbane, 31. It should be a wonderful evening here. Have a

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Hello, everybody.
Welcome to the Millionaire Hot Seat. Tonight we've got six contestants
and $1 million to give away. How about that, gang? Yeah?
AUDIENCE: Yeah!

Yes, tonight's the big one. We're going to give $1 million away
or at least a whole lot of money. Let's meet our contestants tonight -
they are... Tess Freeman knows
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Right about now, I reckon there's a lot of women
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Ready? Yep.
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Hello, Tess.
Hi. Welcome aboard. Tess Freeman's 21. Her partner is Luke, who's here.
G'day, Luke. Eddie, how you going, mate?
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Part-time money there? Yep, with the kids.
Good stuff. From Ferntree Gully in Victoria, how long have you got to go
with your degree? A year now, so not long.
On the home stretch. On the home stretch
and it's lot of studying? It is.
From grade prep all the way through? Yep.
Haven't had a break? Haven't had a break. You'd like to get some money -
have a nice break. I would love to.
Pay the HECS fees off. Take this year off work, I reckon. Yeah, just take it easy
and finish off the last year. And you got
the colour-coded wardrobe? Yep - it's a security device because then I know
when my clothes have been touched. And given the fact
you're the eldest of seven children, you'd need to have that,
wouldn't you? Yep, yep and having four sisters.
Yeah, yeah - four, yep. You have to count them -
"Yeah, that's right, four." (LAUGHS)
21 years difference, seven kids. Yep.
Catholic family? Yep.
Yep. (LAUGHS) We picked it. Tess, $1 million. Let's go, alright?
Yep. Come on, win the money.
Hopefully. Good luck.
Thank you.

$100. (READS QUESTION)

Well, I can't drive manual but I'm
pretty sure it's C, so lock in C. The clutch is locked in. Correct, for $100.

$200.

(READS QUESTION)

Um, yet again,
I have a theory about C. I'm gonna go with C again. Lock in C, Twister?
Yep. It's in. It's right - but I'd get off
the theory quickly - for $200.

Twister,
you spin the colour-coded dial. Yep.
$300.

(READS QUESTION)

I'm pretty sure it's B.

They all don't look like words
so I'm going to lock in B. B is locked in, paranormal. Correct for $300.

Things like clairvoyants
and all that sort of stuff. $500.

(READS QUESTION)

Well, it's not D,
because that's Lisa. Um, it's not B. It's A or C.

On 'The Today Show'. Newsreader.
I'm pretty sure it's C. Lock in C.
Lock in C. The beautiful Georgie Gardner
is correct for $500.

Georgie Parker and Georgie Henley,
of course, are actresses. Lisa Wilkinson is the show's host,
as you said, with Karl. Yep, I love it.
It's a great show, isn't it? Yep. And Georgie does a fantastic job,
as well. Alright, $1,000.
First safe level test. Here we go. By the way,
Karl watches every night. Do you want to send him a cheerio?
Hi, Karl. Hey, he's a beauty, isn't he?
(GIGGLES) Alright, Tess, this is for $1,000.

(READS QUESTION)

I'm positive it's not D or A. Um... Eight seconds.
I'm going to lock in B. B's locked in. The Clean Energy Bill
is correct for $1,000.

Better known as the carbon tax,
the bill. Yep.
There it is. $1,500 is the next question. We've got 10 to go for $1 million. Six contestants all going. We'll do it right after this
in the Millionaire Hot Seat.