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This program is captioned live. Hello, I'm Cameron Williams, welcome to A Current Affair. We begin with a story to make your blood boil. John Dickson is a firefighter, risking his life to save others. What does a low-life mongrel do when he's protecting us? Steal his car. Unfortunately, Dicko is not the only one.It shows we are dealing with someone that has little regard for the rest of the community.To do that to a volunteer fireman - you couldn't get a lower act. When John Dickson steps into his fire truck he knows he's protecting the community.I have been here since dawn. We have a long fight ahead.The volunteer firefighter was fighting the fires near Geelong, an opportunistic thief stole his uninsured car. How would you describe this act?It's low. It's not hard to realise it's a CFA volunteer's car, because the stickers on the car say that.The car was parked in the driveway of his home near Geelong, 500m from the fire station where he's been a member for the last 10 years. The only reason he didn't drive to the station is he got a lift with his son - also a volunteer in the same brigade.He gets me to work and the station. I'm not getting younger. It's - 500m is a fast run to the station. Even I can't do that.When he returned home he found the silver VS Commodore koon.I thought my -- gone. I thought my son moved the car to the back of the property. It took us 10 minutes to realise the car wasn't there and had been stolen.How do you feel now? It's sunk in but you don't have the car back.I haven't got the car back. We are back out in the strike team. It's a kick in the guts for the community and this poor old firefighter. We have a guy out there, doing his bit for the community and a low-life took advantage of it.Nick Papps is the editor of the 'The Geelong Advertiser'.This fire station at Wallington has been hit for the second time. Four cars broken into a year ago, owned by firefighters when they are fighting fires. It's not good enough. It's disgusting. In the last 12 months, it's believed 12 fire stations have been broken into in Victoria, while crews attended fires and other emergencies.We turn up at 4:30 in the morning for a call. When we returned to the station, four vehicles had been broken into, with all items - cars, phones, stolen from them.Volunteers are important for the community. People that take their time, leave their work, family to help others. To have the car stolen then, is dreadful.They should be outed and named. Make sure the community know who they are.They are obviously scumy people. Doing it to someone trying to save people's lives is heartbreaking?Someone knows he's away fighting fires. Come the day when this person is

away fighting fires. Come the day
when this person is found He'll get the full thrust of the justice system thrown at him.Charlie Bezzina is an ex-detective from Victoria Police.It's a concern to all. If he's able to do that to someone doing a great service. What are they capable of?Do you think he's been targeted?I don't think it's targeted, I think it's an opportunistic moment. Where the house and the property is - it's far back. You can't see it. It's strange someone pops in.John, who works as a prison officer when not on the fire front says the thief better watch out.He would want to think about what he does. If that's what your life revolves around, stealing cars - you may want to get a new hobby.Someone will know about it. He may be boasting at the local hotel. I feel someone will dob him in.When you are out assisting the community looking after it, safeguarding it, to have a crime perpetrated on you, it didn't sit well with me, I can tell you. Someone will have to live with it. I'll move on and get myself another car.I get the feeling Dicko would like to deal out rough justice. We can't do much about that. Surely someone out there can stump up a new car for him and get his life on track. Afterall, we all love the firies. Now the human facess Australia's housing crisis. The Da Silva clan - mum, dad and eight kids have been living in a small van as they wait for accommodation.Every night they scream or cry.I feel like I have been abandoned by my country a bit. It's really hard.A system under strain. A family of 10 with nowhere to go.We have nowhere to live. We live in the van.Andrew and Tussi Da Silva and their eight children arrived in Sydney from Adelaide, late last year. They were looking for a fresh start after fire tore through the house they were renting. Everything was gone. Luckily we saw it. Everything was gone. Everything. They were left with little more than each other.We came back to Sydney after that, hoping that some family could help us. We stayed with the family. They are in housing as well. We couldn't stay with them. It was a small house as well.Andrew and Tussi searched for somewhere to live. The private rental market didn't want to know them.We have been through the ringer. We looked through applications over the weekend. We preached the Housing Commission, who gave us some accommodation.The family of 10 squeezed into a 4- bedroom Public Housing unit. Knowing the accommodation would run out, the Da Silva applied for 40 different private rental properties in the space of six weeks. No-one was willing to take them on, and the temporary accommodation ended - the family had no choice but to live in their car.It's a bit uncomfortably. There's not much room in there for us - there's heaps of us.14-year-old Chris fears for their safety.Sometimes we are in the middle of nowhere - someone could come and open the van and take one of us, my little brothers.We'll have to find somewhere where we can shower.With little cooking equipment, meals are simply and sleeping arrangements are cramped.It's not comfortable. We have to do it. Put back the chairs, kick your feet over a bag. The Da Silva say they are not looking for a hand-out. All they want is a chance.If we get the chance for a house privately, or through real estate - we'll take it. As long as my kids have a bed to sleep in and it's warm, that's what matters to me.I think they are scared about the amount of kids we have. It worries people - damage to their home.To make matters worse, one of their children, Solomon, needs special care. He was born premature at Adelaide hospital. They looked after him for about 6 months, operated on him, because he had Hirschsprungs. The disease means the 7-year-old has little control over his bow else.He needs verbal prompting, making sure he's clean and ready to go. I need to be on hand, have a pair of pants in my car or pul-ups so I can run to the school -- pull-ups so I can run to the school and change him.Welfare campaigner Les Twentyman is sympathetic towards the family, but says their case not unusual.We are finding that families that big are finding it very difficult to function because they can't get accommodation.He believes long waiting lists and a tough rental markets means families are falling through the cracks, through no fault of their own. After days of sleeping in a van in a park, soaring temperatures forced the family to ignore the rules and take up camp in the backyard of a relative's Housing Commission home until they can find something more permanent.I can survive, I'm an adult. My children are the most important thing in my life.Tough way to live. Some good news for the Da Silvas. After we contacted Housing Commission, they have been given another week of temporary accommodation, and the department hopes to have a permanent house for them soon. You can read the department's statement on the website. Vaccination, it has saved millions of lives. Recently it's a dirty word in certain circles. The latest shot fired in the war against vaccination came from a controversial complication called 'Melanie's Marvellous Measles'. It's an anti-vaccination book aimed at children - claiming measles is a good thing to have. Doctors are outraged.Parents have every reason to be nervous and afraid of turning up to get what you get.We think the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks.Anyone that doesn't vaccinate their children or family, it's akin to child abuse. They are concerned about a threat, side effects. There is certainly harm.It's the life decision that every parent and grandparent has an opinion on - vaccinating our kids. Most agree it's the

opinion on - vaccinating our kids.
Most agree it's the best and only option to protect our children. There's a growing number of Aussies who believe there is another option. We are enjoying a growth spurt at the moment.One of the loudest voices of Oppositions belongs to Greg Beattie, from a group opposed to vaccination.We have medical

Greg Beattie, from a group opposed
to vaccination.We have medical professions. Scientists, stat tirns. He says parents are seeking answers -- stat turns. He says parents are seeking answers. There are a cocktail of chemicals and you want to inject this into the circulating fluids of a young baby. The other reason people question vakeens is the effective licence of -- vaccines is the effectiveness of it. When you look at the hard data, it may be of no value.There's a lot of fear involved. Parents think if they don't vaccinate their children will not be allowed to go to specific kindergartens or schools, they won't get the rebate from the government. They are entitled to all those things, particularly if they have a conscientious objection. Chiropractors have chosen not to vaccinate their four boys, relying on alternative medicine.We chose to use homio pathics and im un- boosting techniques. At this stage we are too cautious and nervous to go down other routes.They believe parents need to be better informed. All parents need to wake up to the fact that it's our job to watch and look after our kids' immune systems, not just buy the policy. It comes with threat, and we need to realise that.Mere in Australia over 90% of children are fully vaccinated. In the past few years vaccination rates in some areas dropped to as low as 80%. According to those within the medical fraternity - the 'nss could be deadly.It is -- the consequences could be deadly. It is dangerous if we don't vaccinate. We had a death of diphtheria. It is almost unheard of. Measles is an infectious disease. One person with measles can infect up to 20 others. President of the Australian Medical Association, Dr Steve Hambleton, says vaccination is essential.In areas where vaccinations are falling below 90% is where we get the outbreaks of measles. We see them in western Sydney, north-east NSW and south-east Queensland.He believes the reason parents refuse to vaksinates are misinformation. There are good texts that can help parents with information, independent of doctors, pharmaceutical companies, and written by scientists. In that publication it's obvious that the benefits outweigh the risks.It would be ridiculous not to vaccinate your children.My son and daughter reacted.I believe in theory, but in reality sometimes it doesn't happen.Scary. That's why people don't do it.It can be an issue for this baby or whatever. According to NSW Health, cases of whooping cough, which if untreated can be deadly, are 300% higher in areas with low vaccination rates. That data that they are using is of such poor quality, it is full of bias, and is the sort of data that no reasonable stat stirn would entertain using.The strange thing about this debate is both sides have the same goal but differing views about how to achieve it. Professor Bryan Martin observed social conflict for over 30 years and has never encountered such a heated debate.People involvement at the Australian Vaccination Network have come under such severe attack with complaints, with abuse, with attempts at sensoring their talks, that for a lot of them, they don't even want their names identified in public because they are afraid of harassment.I think there are a lot of reasons why people are turning away from vaccination. One is the Internet. People get on there, do their own research, and think they are getting from robust sources. They are not.Social commentator, and mother-of-two, Tracy Spicer, believes parents who refuse to vaccinate their children are putting their chirld and others at risk.This trend is -- child and others at risk. This trend is rife in the thirdly world. I say to people "Listen to your doctor and vaccinate your children."Fair Trading ordered the vaccination network to change its misleading name within a month, or face prosecution.We would direct parents to independent organisations that give you balance, where you can look at the benefits and risks.We can all get-together and discuss this. We have the same aims and want to go what is best for children.Really. Do they want us to go to the dark ages? A plague would wipe out the argument. As a parent it's distressing to watch the needle go into your child's leg. But at least you walk out knowing he or she is protected against diseases that used to destroy whole populations. Anyway, let us know your thoughts an Facebook or twitter. Here is a story to make you feel good about the world. Last month we told you about Barney and Faye, and their dispute over the purchase of two mobility scooters. Guess what? They have their wheels and their mojo back. A Current Affair was inundated with offers of free mobility scooters after four story about Barney and Faye Kann went to air. Today we have a surprise - not one, but two near new scooters. Let's say hello. It's been an anxious year or so for the elderly couple. We hoped our news would make them smile again. Hello Barney. How are you? Barney and Faye say their health has gone downhill after a dispute with Brett and Fiona Morris, who run Scooters Wholesale on the Sunshine Coast. What did they do wrong? Don't touch me, please. Don't touch me. I'd like you to leave my shop.Faye has not coped with the stress it caused her.Faye, we have a surprise for you.Even our scooter surprise was too much. After seeing the story, viewers, including a home-care equipment manufacturer, called Invacare, contacted A Current Affair, wanting to help the Kanns. These are your new scooters here to the next. People from Invacare donated these scooters to you both. Faye, come and sit on one.After months of uncertainty they can finally relax.You wonderful people. Whoever it is, thank you very much. It's unbelievable.Thank you. This just about drove me mad.With a little practice at the control, Barney and Faye will have the independence they need.A good start to the New Year.Is it ever. It's wonderful.And a lot less to worry about.You wonderful A Current Affair people. Thank you. You're welcome.Thank you everybody. # Good things will come my way Isn't that great. Barney and Faye were last seen riding into the sunset. After the break our back- to-school special. Dress the kids for less than $15.I was expecting far more expensive uniform. $15 This program is not captioned.

Welcome back. You don't have to be Einstein to know dressing the kids for school can cost a small fortune. Tonight we did the homework on where to find uniforms that won't break your budget.I like clothes that last, that don't cost the earth.Most school uniforms, by the time you outfit them head to toe cost $100 plus.Kids, plus school, doesn't have to add up to breaking the bank.You can save up to $100 an outfit.We can show you how to get a whole school uniform under $15.On average Aussie parents spend hundreds sending a child to school.I can't believe these T- shirts are $2. Something like that costs $15 or $16.More mums like Bronwyn Reece are turning to budget retailers over traditional uniform shops to save cash.I brought two dresses, a bag and a hat, costing $140. Here it's $20 or $30 muchI'd like help - not just to get -- $30. I'd like help not just to get one, but three children to school.Sarah, Jakob and Hannah are getting fitted out at Kmart.We sold 100,000 polo shirts last week, for $2.Andre Reich, general manager of fashion. We have been able to maintain the quality of our goods. We reduced the price.Wearing the lowest priced outfit is Sarah:

I was expecting far more expensive gear. $15 is great value for money. Jakob shows off his sporty look:

It was all under $20. Hannah's uniform:

The whole look for under $25.It was amazing. I don't think there's a difference between the uniform shot and Kmart.Parents can buy uniforms for the same price as it costs for one outfit.Jody Allen is from stayathomemmum.com.au.Parents can supplement an emblemed uniform with inexpensive pieces.What are we looking for today?Cheap school uniforms that look good.Mum Rebecca is at Big W to get 9-year- old Ella and 6-year-old Ollie dressed for success.Normally it costs $100.Big W is boasting $2 polo's. Ollie is wearing one plus:

Just over $17 in total. Ella's sports out fit:

It was all under $20.We are much lower than a uniform shop.Jo Nix is head of children's wear. Are the clothes built to last?Absolutely. They may be $2, but they have design features ensuring they are strong. There's double stitching on the hem.It's soft. Non-itchy.Mum has money to buy you toys now.Yea. ALDI is also getting in on the action. Spokesperson Annike Morgan. Our biggest bargain is the hat. $2.99.Pay $1.99 for a polo, $7.99 for shorts, 80 cent for socks. Every product adheres to strict spesifications making sure the public get a great product.Really good savings. All the details on

good savings. All the details on
the website Still to come on ACA - why Australian women earn less than This program is not captioned.

Tomorrow night - the great pay divide between men and women in the workplace.Equal pay - you've got be joking. On A Current Affair - why Aussie women are worth less than male co-workers. You'll be shocked by how much more they are getting.We should be equal to the blokes.Plus an aspirin warning. Those reports only on ACA. We look forward to your company then. I'm Cameron Williams - goodnight. Supertext captions by Red This program is not captioned.

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BUT I AM CONSTANTLY HEARING THIS
ANNOYING SOUND. ME, TOO. IS IT A HIGH-FREQUENCY WHISTLE? NO, IT'S MORE OF A RELENTLESS, NARCISSISTIC DRONE. YUP, THERE'S NO INFLAMMATION
AT ALL, SHELDON. THEN IT MUST
BE A TUMOR. SERIOUSLY DOUBT IT. MAYBE IT'S A LINGERING
BACTERIAL INFECTION FROM ALL THOSE
CHILDHOOD TOILET SWIRLIES.

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TO GET THOSE ALL THE TIME. EVEN IN CHURCH. WELL, IF IT IS FROM A SWIRLY,
THERE IS SOMETHING I CAN DO. OKAY, CIRCLE,
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BE RIGHT IN.

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MOCKS ME, BUT THAT ISN'T EVEN THE CORRECT PROCEDURE
FOR A COOTIE SHOT. DO YOU UNDERSTAND
THAT STEPHANIE'S NOT HERE TO TREAT
YOUR IMAGINARY AILMENTS? HOW IS IT IMAGINARY
THAT I KEEP HEARING AN OCTAVE ABOVE MIDDLE C?
(SINGING NOTE) IS THAT IMAGINARY?
(SINGS) I DON'T THINK SO.
(HUMS NOTE)

GOOD NIGHT. ANOTHER THING. UNDER ARTICLE ONE, SECTION THREE
OF OUR ROOMMATE AGREEMENT, I'M CALLING
AN EMERGENCY MEETING. NO, YOU'RE NOT. LEONARD MOVES
THE MEETING NOT OCCUR. IS THERE A SECOND?
NONE HEARD, THE MOTION FAILS.

I'D LIKE TO BEGIN THE MEETING
BY CONGRATULATING YOU ON THE PROGRESS IN YOUR
RELATIONSHIP WITH DR. STEPHANIE. THANK YOU. THAT BEING SAID,
WE HAVE TO DISCUSS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE
AGREED UPON "COHABITATION" RIDER WHICH HAS BEEN
ACTIVATED NOW THAT THE TWO OF YOU
ARE LIVING TOGETHER. WE'RE NOT LIVING TOGETHER. I BEG TO DISAGREE.
(CLEARS THROAT) "A GIRLFRIEND
SHALL BE DEEMED QUOTE LIVING WITH
UN-QUOTE LEONARD WHEN SHE HAS STAYED OVER FOR
A: TEN CONSECUTIVE NIGHTS, OR B: MORE THAN NINE NIGHTS
IN A THREE WEEK PERIOD, OR C: ALL THE WEEKENDS
OF A GIVEN MONTH PLUS THREE WEEKNIGHTS.

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