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Tonight - wear outraged over Indian rape comments but are Australian attitudes really that much better? They light a fire for kicks but the nation suffers. The new punishment to fit the crime. An Australian discovery offering hope for diabetes sufferers. We all love a full-figured Philly but has Black Caviar taken it too far and the great actor who plays the great director - Sir Anthony Hopkins on 'Hitchcock'. This is The Project. Good evening and welcome to The Project. We have Gorgi filling in for Carrie and a couple of blonde - - blond bombshells - Peter Helliar and Dr Chris brown. Thank you. Fine company. It's great to have others on the show but I feel like I've in one of those Bupa commercials, the unhealthy version of me. It's a healthy version this time. I think if you exercise and eat healthy food you can look like this. (LAUGHTER) this.
(LAUGHTER) . Glad we could have this little intervention. What's making headlines? In the news today, Thursday January 10, firefighters are racing the clock using cooler conditions to contain fires before another heatwave tomorrow A total fire ban will be in place across NSW. Fires -- fires at Yass, Goulburn, Cooma, Sussex Inlet and Bungendore are still of concern. In Queensland, 10 crews are battling a blaze on Bribie Island. Fire crews in Victoria are mopping up but still monitoring the 13,000 hectare stir at Chepstow near Ballarat ahead of high temperatures and strong winds. In Tasmania a task force has been set up to help communities rebuild after the bushfires. Two Australian men travelling together in Laos are believed to have suffered fatal drug overdoses. Kane Scrivens died on New Year's Day and Nick Parkin was found dead three days later. It comes as the Department of Foreign Affairs updates its warning about consumer how many-made alcoholic drinks in Indonesia. Clearly if there is a bar in Lombok or Bali, selling adult rated drinks then they ought to be closed down. A man who drowned after jumping into the Parramatta River to avoid police may have been linked to a luxury car found dumped minutes earlier. His body was found about 1.5km east of where it's believed he jumped in. An independent police team will now investigate the officers' actions. There's certainly nothing before me that gives me any concern. However, their actions and this entire incident will be examined by the critical incident team.And Australian sports -- Australian Sportswoman of the Year Black Caviar has clearly been in a good paddock during her 6-month Holly. The world champion sprinter has put on 70 kilos since her last race. She doesn't fit into her compression suit any time -- anymore. You say it's a compression suit. I'm sure it was spanks. It's nice to see it's not just the female athletes putting on weight. Good on her. You go on holiday. It's what you do. She won her lost race in kin know - - skinny Janes. That's about 1.5 jockeys. It's just not clear if she's having them whole. Staying on sport, I think there's something weird going on with the Australian tennis players. We played this Tuesday night, Stosur, she got knocked out the Sydney. I think they're trying to keep it too simple. Keep trying to hit the ball better, play better and get everything better. Now, Bernard Tomic has now taken a leaf out of Sam Stosur's book. I'm playing really good tennis. I played pretty good in the second. There's talk I'm serving really good and my ground strokes are good. I did play good. This press conference is good. I feel good. Tennis is good and I feel very good. Thanks, Bernie. His grammar is... (LAUGHTER) Speaking of tennis, Kia -- Kia Motors have announced a sponsorship extension with the Australian Open. How do you celebrate a multimillion-dollar deal? With a $2 car port prop. Bring it in guys. There we go. It's not even the guy's 21st. Obviously when a major sponsorship deal is announced you want to get the photo just right. I'm just not sure about the instructions given by the photographer. Charlie, big smile there. One more. Big Aussie smile. One more. Big Aussie smile? That Korean smile won't cut it around here, fellas. What's an Aussie smile? What is an Aussie smile? Can you give us an Aussie smile? No. I'm no go good at it. I probably do more a Korean. Hey, that is Aussie. Should we blof on? Easing weather conditions have brought some relief to the brave men and women battling fires across the eastern states. But now investigators in NSW and Victoria are on the hunt for the firebugs who light them.The nation's bierb emergency is far from over. Across NSW, Victoria and Tasmania, brave firefighters are still battling hundreds of fires. Thousands of animals have been injured or burnt to death. People have lost their homes. It's a horrifying catastrophe made worse by the reality that at least some of these fires were deliberately lit. I'm not a bloke to get stuck for words and these absolute idiots doing things like, this it is completely beyond belief. Up to half the 54,000 bushfires in Australia each year are believed to be deliberately started. The less than 1 -- but less than 13 of arsonists are ever caught. Now an angry mayor from Yass are calling for arsonist who is are caught to face the consequences of their action. Arsonists should have to come down and assist with clearing away dead livestock, fixing fences and see the devastation that's been caused. New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell agrees wholeheartedly. He's seething that three teens who started a fire in Sydney's west yesterday were granted bail almost immediately. anted bail almost
immediately. The idea of ensuring that arsonists have to get out there and confront what fires can do to properties, to animals, and regrettably to humans isn't a bad thing either.The RSPCA has thrown its support behind the idea provided that arsonists themselves won't be doing any of the culling. So is this the way to make sure arson cysts don't rephone or is it just too much for ask that -- reoffend or is it too much to ask that people's whose lives have been devastated by fire stand by -- stand side by side by those who light them. Cyril Riolo is from the arson bushfire preventive association. Putting aside people might want brb brb -- mightn't need arsonists beside them, might it work? I think it could potentially work for some people but not all. We have to remember that some people are lighting fires because they do want to do some malicious damage. The other thing is we really don't want people in the community who have been suffering to necessarily have to -- have to be close to those people.Would there be an appropriate way of doing this? That it could be beneficial? Yes, I think there could be. Actually, I think it could be quite uerbl with retab taigs -- relab taigs in some cases. Children, for example, who lit fires, I don't think necessarily those sort of kids need that. They need education from the fire services. But with rehabilitation of people who need mental health service and the systems in place to support them, if we send them out and help euthanasia the -- euthanasia and clean up the properties of people who have suffered that. I think both the people in the community as well as the arsonist themselves are all going to be suffering is post- traumatic stress disorder and I don't necessarily think bringing them together is a good idea unless it's very carefully managed.Thanks for speaking to us. My pleasure. Because of the devastation in fires and the threat to life those arsonists do need to feel the full force of the law but I think the leaders need to be more careful about what they say. Barry O'Farrell said that today. Personal I -- personally I still think keeping them for a night or two nights might have helped get the message?.He's talking of people charged, not convicted. That they should be kept longer before given bail that.'s not how the process of law works and comments like that feel like a politician trying to make the most of other people's devastation for political gains. Yeah. There's a big difference between the times we're at school and someone has the done something wrong is in detention compared to the legal system and a process that's in place. Moving tonne something else. Some great news, 300 million people across the world are expected to have diabetes by 2030. But there's some great news that an Australian led teem of scientists have had a breakthrough that could spell the beginning of the end fof daily needles for people with diabetes. Over a million Australians suffer from diabetes. Which means their bodies don't produce enough insulin hormones to convert sugar into energy so it floats around the bloodstream causing dizziness, blurred vision and death. For those with type 1 diabetes it means regular injections. Scientists knew what inns lun are Lynne does but not really how. There's never been a 3-dimensional picture of how they And they did it using technology at Melbourne's powerful X-ray scientists use to get a good look at the insulin mole kuels. Now we know how it works -- molecules. Now we know how it works could life get better for diabetics? This is social associate. We've heard the facts of this, but this must be a huge international breakthrough. Yes. I think this is really exciting. Insulin was discovered in the 1920s and reSeptemberors decades ago but only today we get evidence how it sticks to the reSeptemberor.Is it possible instead of being injection based could maybe one day be a pill? It's like the holy grail of treatment for depiebs and I get asked regularly by parents and people with diabetes does it have to be an injection. And at the moment is -- the moment the answer is yes, but this will give the hope that they can develop a tablet which will do the job instead. Around 90% of Australians that have diabetes have type 2 diabetes which is related to lifestyle and in particular owe bleesity. Does this offer any -- obesity. Does this offer any hope to them? 40% of Australia with type 2 take insulin. There are more people taking insulin in Australia who have type 2 than there are people with type 1 diabetes in Australia. Obviously they're both really important. But it would mean the possible for people with type 2 as well of taking tablets instead of insulin. So we are waiting on the dluing companies. How long lit be until we see this medication on the market, will it be days, weeks or even months? Or - I think - that's pretty optimistic. I think if they're lucky they'll get a range of candidate molecules in the next year or two years but then it has to go through a whole lot of necessary safety testing. You have to make its OK in cell culture and then make sure it's OK in, say, price, before you start the early human studies. Because we have insulin, while it's no fun to use, it works. So a replacement must be safe. So it will take time. So obese magpies can be very excited about this news. -- so obese magpies can be excited about this news. Yes, if you're an obese rodent it's cool. If you're a person with diabetes I think what it does offer is hope. It's great news and thanks for helping us understand it tonight. No problem. Let us know what you think. You can hop on the site and give us feedback -- feedback. Have you downloaded Zeebox - - Zeebox yet? No. Looseer. We're going to take a break. Back with more in a moment. Coming up - love your movie being brb -- but have a short attention span and the feeling single dads are facing. We have to stop -- we have to challenge Welcome to Australia. We'll take you through
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Welcome back. Some more news - the woman who strangled Melbourne housewife Maria Korp in 2005 now wants to moor ry her lesbian lover in jail. Tania Herman and her partner are planning a commitment ceremony if they get the OK from prison authorities. That is a story that does not get any less interesting with time, does it?? No. I remember covering it and it was just like a movie. We, we just got the sequel. You may have covered that. One thing The Project rarely covers, and I'm angry about it, is sumo wrestling. In Japan there's a big new year's ceremony. Two different reactions from two sumo moves. First one. Good reaction. People liked that. This one, less so. That is the epitomi of an eyesore. That's what that is. Right there. If you think that's an obscure sport, check out how they celebrated Christmas in Germany this year. Look how far they throw it.Wow! Oh, I love it. Germany, God bless. Seem to -- time to see what's making news around the globe. Nearly 60 people have been injured, two critically, after a New York ferry crashed into a pier during the peek hour. The ferry's bow was ripped open and passengers were hurled to the dock. Doing my usual morning routine, sipping coffee, -- coffee, and there was a tremendous impact.A -- a fatal zorbing accident in Russia is being investigated amid claims the huge plastic being was being -- was being used in violation of safety rules. One man was Kimed and another badly injured when their zorb veered off course and plunged more than 1km down the mountain. Malala Yousafzai, the teenager shot by the Taliban, has been awarded a top international humanitarian prize. Malala's father accepted to award on her behalf at a ceremony in Paris. And as Vice President Joe Biden meets -- meets with gun safety organisations and shooting groups ahead of a sit down with the NRA he's made it clear the President will act on his own if consensus can't be reached. The gun debate in the States is heating up. A man was interviewed, a right-wing Alex jopbls, not related to Alan -- Alex Jones, not related to alane Jones. Hitler took the guns. Castro took the guns and I'm here to tell you, 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms. Doesn't matter how many Lenings you get on the street getting their guns taken. We will not relinquish them. Do you understand? o you Yeah. understand? Could be more passionate. I know. He's against gun control and apparently self-control. But it's alright, he offered something of an olive branch later in the interview. Don't try what you ancestors did before. Why don't you come to America. I'll take you shooting you can become an American and join the republic. Don't go shooting with him! (LAUGHTER) . R) . Staying in America, if we can go back to the ferry crash in New York, it's a very rare occurrence that a ferry crashes. Apparently it's a really hard thing to describe. Came hard into the - came in hard into the bulk head here, whatever they call it. Ripping the right cat -- catamaran or right wing. It appears the boat hit slip D. I think they're still talking about guns, I don't know. There's more to come. We'll be back in a moment.Coming up on the project - the -- on The Project - the asteroid that just can't keep away and he's enigmatic as the man he's playing - Sir Anthony Hopkins on playing Alfred Hitchcock. He was, I think, a remarkable genius, and probably a remarkable human being. This is The Project.

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This is The Project. Feedback coming in.I do. James has tweeted us with a Black Caviar update. He says the owner confirms Black Caviar was only 30kg over her race weight and not 70kg. Now, either way she was hard to get around in the home straight before. She's even harder now. (LAUGHTER) . ) . Black Caviar got its own tweet address. Sorry, her. That is offensive. That is offensive. More news, and Hugh Jackman is looking good for an Oscar nomination after receiving a BAFTA best actor role for his role in 'Les Miserables'. Crowe tweeted him congrats on his news. Rusty, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban and Naomi Watts all missed out. It turns out all those boaring work meetings are beneficial. Britissh psychologists claim daydreaming while at work actually boosts your creativity and helps with problem solving. That's handy. Not sure about that. Who knows. Australia play the Sri Lanka in the one-day sear ry that is kicks off tomorrow. There's been criticism the teams aren't as strong as they could be from the Australian side, and the one-day captain Bailey was confronted this and has to field an awkward question. How do you deal with the criticism that you may or may not have a place in the teem? Well, I don't - unless someone says it to my face I'm not aware of it so I don't -- cause I don't read much. Way to raise the confident of our national cricket team! We've all heard of the glass ceiling the women confront in the workplace but some dads say they face one at home where they're relegated to the status of second parent by health professionals, teachers and the mums. There's no doubt when I'm looking back, I'm going to look at my two kids and say, "That's what I did. That's what my life is about." Nine years after choosing to give up full-time work to help raise his kids, this man is still surprised by the reaction to his decision. How are you doing? Are you alright? Are things going OK. That's code for, "Gee, we thought you were going to go all the way to the top." It seems hard for them to accept that I have chosen a more balanced lifestyle. Do we have any chocolate pudding? There you go. Do you want a banana? This man went part-time to spend more time with his son, Zac. Work doesn't allow for it. Society doesn't necessarily approve of it. Mothers and parents and parents in law maybe question that. So there's a lot of people challenging the man who wants to be in that space.He says people often assume he doesn't know what he's doing. I remember one time sharing an idea with these women, something about freezing some product and I said it's great for the kids dirozen. And they said, "That's a great idea." Then you could see them stop. They were surprised at me, thinking it's not bad for a man. Flick on the television. You have the two categories. The complete idiot that is are stupider than the family dog. Then you've got the sort of love blg dad who does a few things right but invariably does something stupid or silly and the mother character has to come in and straighten things out.It's these low expectations of dads that Charles and Steven are tackling in a new book called the other glass ceiling. We have to start challenging these ideas that somehow fathers can't do certain things as parent that is mother consist do. Despite the shift of women into the workforce, men are still the primary bread winners in 93% of Australian families. While 79% of mothers work, they are also 10 times more likely than fathers to do household cleaning and five times as likely to prepare meals. It's time for the fathers to step up and do the 50% share in the home -- in the home but a society that sends the message that dads are second best is not facilitating equality within the home. It's a message to fathers saying, "You are not as good." It's a message young dads come up against early on. I had a friend do a maternality ward tour and the midwife jokingly said he'd rather be watching footy. I think when you're told that's your role for long enough it's tempting to fit into ta role. This single dad said many men feel sidelined by dominant partners in a cull customer that often assumes women will always be the main care giver. It's important to men and women have different responses to having children. They're not the same. That doesn't mean men can't be as committed and good and competent as women just in a different way. Women do need to give a little more ground to the men and let men do more and if they do things in a way we don't necessarily do off, let them make mistakes. Let them do it their way.And having dads spend more time at home is good for mums, too. If they're given a more equal but different role, that can free up time for women to go and do what they want to do with their careers. That's got an enormous amount of value for them personally, for our world. (APPLAUSE) Mixed emotions watching that because part of me goes, -- goes we've been dealing with that for so long as women but I understand that exactly like women men are copping criticism for going home and staying home. If you're going to have a world where people can choose to parent and raise a family whoever they want to and whoever stays at home, you have have to treat everyone equally. I think they make a good point - you have to let the men at home make mistakes. I'm sick of dressing one of my three boys and two minutes later I fine he's dressed differently. -- I find he's dressed differently. Let me make mistakes. A Spiderman outfit is acceptable any day. Exactly. Ufrpblgts until 25. Today's web --. Exactly. Until today. That's web poll says:

If you have just joined us here he's what's making news today, cooler weather has helped firefighters in Tasmania, Victoria and NSW as they work around the clock to control hundreds of bushfires. But crews are bracing for another heatwave expected over the next few days. Shane Fitzsimmons is the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service. We've just heard the forecast for tomorrow and over the weekend. Seems to be heating up again. Are you concerned about those conditions? We certainly are. We've still got across NSW more than 100 fires, 15 of those remain uncontained. We've got a lot of active fire across NSW. Given the onset of these very hot, very dry conditions, we're expecting to see temperatures in the low to mid-40s and into the high 40s on to Saturday right across NSW. That's why we have state-wide total fire bans in effect for tomorrow. It's going to be a very day for firefighters and compluns in bushfire-prone areas across the state.We admire what you're doing out there and we thank you for your time tonight. Thanks. Arson attacks continue in Melbourne. Starts -- authorities say they could claim lives if those responsible aren't caught. Why not try breakfast with some cute koalas at Wildlife Sydney in Darling Harbour. -- cars and private property were slight in the same area as the night before. How it got there is a mystery. But the hospital has since added snake deterrent strips to their doors. Those strips are called door snakes. No, really. In this hot weather you'll find snakes will be more active. They have to eat more aufpblt with this heat whaef you have to expect more and more of this. -- heatwave you have to be expect more and more of this. Can I cover myself in snake strips, will that work? That hasn't been proven but I'm more than welcome to see you go for that, Charlie.Australians have rightly joined in condemnation of an Indian lawyer who made disgraceful comments blaming the victim of a horrific rape and murder. But before we rush to judgement, maybe we should look a little harder 59r at our culture of victim blaming. Until today I have not seen a single incident or example of rape with a respected lady. It sounds liking this from the middle ages, a lawyer for three men charged with the gang rape in Delhi blamed the victim's male companion for awe howing her out in the streets. Since the assault in mid- December we've been hearing a lot about India's back -- backward attitude towards women but we see that in Australia. We see women getting blamed. Sexual assault has one of the lowest successful prosecution rates of any crime. It often comes down to the victim's word against the attacker's. So, smearing a victim's reputation has been an effective defence. In recent years, most of Australia's state laws have been updated to make a victim's sexual history inadmissible in court. But lawyering still find ways to suggest that behaviour or appearance were provocative. The victim will get attacked in court and the person's credibility will get attacked in court. So before criticising other country's attitudes towards women, do we still need to work on our own? Karen Willis is the executive officer of NSW rape crisis centre, Australia has come a long way from a lawyer literally saying that a rape victim was asking for us. But how much further have we got to go? Look, we certainly have come a long way but we do have a long way to go yet. We still have one in five women in Australia will experience sexual assault at some stage in their life. We still have around about 85% of sexual assaults not being reported to police. We still have a less than 1% rate. So we have come a long way a and some of those more appalling comeps we wouldn't hear in Australia today. But I think there's quite a lot of underlying, subtle comments and victim-blaming that goes on that still makes it very difficult for those who experience sexual assault to come forward and make a complaint. Looking at the other side of it for a second, given how serious the implications of being accused of rape are, we -- do we have safeguards to ensure a false accusation isn't made? The problem we have in the court system is that defence is about undermining and humiliateing the witness rather than looking at the evidence and trying to establish the facts. If someone says, "I've been robbed," We go, "You poor thing what happened." When someone says they were sexually assaulted, we're wondering where did they go, what were they wearing, 20 questions before they tell us about experiencing an appalling act of violence and a serious crime.You mentioned 85% of sexual assaults aren't reported. This example in Delhi, this victim-blaming, is this one of the main reasons you believe why people won't come forward? Absolutely. There's three big reasons people don't make a complaint. The first is the fear of the criminal justice process, and I get that. The second is their relationship to the offender. But certainly the third and most - biggest reason is all of those victim-blaming. "I had a drink. They're not going to believe me. I did kiss him on the dance floor. I did go back to his place." All those sorts of things we use to blame the victim and give excuses to the offender for their behaviour. In research with convicted sex offenders, how the victim was behaving, how they were dressed, what they were doing, didn't rate on the scale of what they were looking for. Karen, it's fascinating if not confronting. Thank you very much for your time tonight. Thank you very much for having me. We'll be back after this, stay with us. Hey, Clarkey, we'll get there.
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Welcome back. Australian rock legend Doc Neeson has started treatment for a brain tumour. He was admitted to hospital over the Christmas-new year period and all his tour commitments have been cancelled. The 66-year-old will undergo chemotherapy for up to seven moss. There's no joy for a Melbourne husband and wife who refewed to pay their wedding photographer in full because he failed to snap their first kiss as a married couple. They have been order to pay up despite the fact they -- the fact he missed the money shot. He successfully argued the kiss hadn't been long enough. When I got married to my wife the money shot was a different thing and I'm happy there's no photo of it to be honest. Others; dear. Were you called as a witness in this case? It was a handshake. We shook hands. (LAUGHTER) nds. . (LAUGHTER) Goodness me. Reminiscing, Pete? Yeah. It was a good time, wasn't it? Plenty of chances to get the money shot of the press conference here. This is a baseball Dickey at the announcement he had signed a 2- year $25 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. Obviously a big moment. First time he's put on the Toronto Blue Jays' shirt. The buttons undone. Fix the buttons. Come on. The world's press is waiting. s is Hoiting. waiting.
How long does it take to put on a uniform. Very good. OK, let's put it on. OK, we're away now. OK, right. OK. I hope he's a better baseballer than he is a shirt putter on er. Help him out! Come on, Buddy! Yes. Yes! Oh, well done!(APPLAUSE) That shirt was obviously too large. A 300m wide asteroid passed close to earth today and it was five times larger than space scientists originally caught. Named after a Demon of destruction, the asteroid went past earth at a speed of 30 chow -- 30,000km/h. Clearing us by only 15 millionkm. It missed us by a hair! Unfortunately for us, the asteroid will return, first in April 2029rpblgts when -- 2029, when the os Lloyd come close enough to knock out communications satellite and again in 2036 when chances are impact are very high. If this evil Demon of destruction hits, we can expect a cat cliz m of 100,000 hire shee ma bombs or 500 Meg tons of TNT, enough to wipe out eastern Australia or the eastern countries of South America. Thanksfully, scientists say that by 2036 they'll have a mechanism to move the asteroid from the earth's path. Sounds great to me - as long as there's a good movie in it, starring Ben Affleck again. That is a scientific fact. Simon Pampena has been asteroid gazeing all day. This sounds pretty serious. What are we going to do about it? Yeah, don't be too worried, Charlie. I think - I think in actually fact the odds are - they're OK, but, you know what? There is - this actually is a really good opportunity for us ho learn how to get rid of one of these things. The dinosaurs, they got wiped out by, like, a massive asteroid the hit the earth. Yes, that's right, they did. 65 million years ago. And they were enormous and strong. We're tiny and weak. What shall we do? But they were dumb. Do you watch the shire? (LAUGHTER) .AUGHTER) . Oh no, that was such a good counter example. What are we going to do, Simon? An asteroid is coming. Pop quiz. An asteroid is coming. What are you going to do -- going to do do? Calm down. Luckily you're not looking after this. We can actually bounce light off it. Can you believe that? Light will be able to veer it off course. You don't want to blow this thing up. If it is heading towards us, if you blow it up. You won't stop it, you'll spread it efficient are -- everywhere. You'll cause more problems that way. The best thing which is -- we is do condition condition we can do is nudge it off course with light or if we can get our act together we send a satellite out and kind of stick thusers into it and veer it off course.You -- You are the greatest ambassador for science. It cleared a lot of things up. Thanks for clearing with -- talking with us. Thank you. (LAUGHTER) --(APPLAUSE). Time for a break. I'll have white and no sugars, thank you. VOICEOVER: Matt's way. Sam's way. Claire's way. Jim's way. Casey's way. Or your way.

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Welcome back. It's time for our next guest if you like the beach, the flickst being entertained, you're in luck. As lick a fest 20 is about to kick-off with an Elvis flavour to it this year.This is the best summer you'll ever have. Showcasing 100 short films from Australia and around the world, a glor -- at Bondi Beach, it's been going for 22 years. And as of this year, the Australian competition has received a -- received academy accreditation, ensuring budding film makers from around the shot -- have a shot at their Hollywood dream like Damian Walshe-Howling. Either that was a movie or a great Saturday night. Please welcome Damian Walshe- Howling skhrach and! (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) --! (CHEERING Thank you very much. For those who don't know much about the festival, what it's it about? It's a short-film festival that happens outdoors on Bondi Beach so you can have a swim and doing whatever you're doing and watch six films, international and Australian. It just has this academy accreditationment Yeah. It always had - on the international films it had the academy accreditation but that's been given -- given to the Australian shofrt films. So whichever films win are eligible to go in for the academys which is pretty exciting. And which miracle fish did which was a film a few years ago. Obviously a big deal. There must have been some success stories from over the year that is have been in the films. Yeah, Luke, his film went to the os cores and he was one of the four nominated that year. Nash and his film spider. One of the shorter films. Yeah, and it's pretty funny buzz -- because a couple of directors said it was their favourite short film and that had its first showing here. There's something of a cultish following. People are plad for them. What do you think it's -- are plad for them. What do you think it is? -- are mad for them. What do you think it is? Films are, what, three, four hours. It's a beautiful need yum to tell a story in a short time. Quite often there's a quick to it and people enjoy it. Often the characters in -- in them, you go, "This guy would be annoying over 2.5 hours. But I can handle this." Yeah. Tell us about your film. You've been a judge. What's your film? It's set in the 1970s, about a little boy growing up in a family where there's an open relationship going on. He's not feeling very safe and he meets a blind man who sort of helps him find his confidence and his imagination comes alive. So it's set within magical realism and moves into magical realism.That's your film. You were a judge at the competition. Not this year. "No, that was shit." I thought I'd check that because I thought maybe no-one else should bother entering. There's a real appetite for short films, particularly in Australia. Is it because it's small and everyone is creating their own work? I think that is part of it. It is a really collaborative industry in Australia. Competition kills anything, kills any art. It's a really good industry in that people collaborate. I had a lot of people whose films I have loved in the past actually got really involved, gave their advice on certain things, you know, along the way. And I had some of the greatest actors and, you know, cinematographer, just gone gold for the film, and he's shot Black balloon. These people all just came on board because they loved the story and that's collaboration that's support. All these great films, what's your advice to someone who wants to get out. They have their iPhone and 15mm app on it. What are they going to do? 8mm app. I would go through all the short film festivals they can see and see where competitions are and start entering, doing Tropfest and get out there and make film the. -- films. Get the resources and get going. It kicks off tomorrow on Bondi. Please thank Damian Walshe-Howling. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) . We still have a bit of The Project yet to come. We'll Welcome -- welcome back. He's one of the most respected actors in the world and our UK correspondent Lucy McDonald recently sat down with Anthony Hopkins to talk about his new film 'Hitchcock'. In a career spanning six decades, Alfred Hitchcock is one of cinema's most revered and influential film makers. With his infamous protrial and dry sense of humour, he was responsible for some of the most celebrated movies of all time, 54 in all including rear window, north by north-west and psycho. It's the making of that 1960 horror classic that is the basis of the new buy graphical film 'Hitchcock' that centres on the love-story between the director and his wife during the lup to and filming of the -- lead-up to and the filming of the master peefpltsfrblgts you may not be easy to live -- You may not be easy to live with but you're more interesting.It seems you'll get one of the leading actors, Sir Anthony Hopkins, who UK correspondent Lucy McDonald caught up with in London. I saw the film last night. The first five seconds of the film I thought it was archive material of Alfred Hitchcock. You did? What was the physical transformation like. That's a great compliment. That's the my most nervous moment, the first day of filming so I'm pleased about that because it was the most dawning moment to do the first section. As a young plan were doctor doctor were -- were you a fan of his? Yeah, in 1948 I saw a film of his. Then I saw vert go, the man who knew too much before that and psycho. I saw it in Manchester 1960 when it first came out. I don't think I have ever been so scared in all my life aloipbg with the rest of the audience. -- along with the rest of the odd yopbs. A moment later they -- audience. A moment later caught off her head. Charming. Doris day should do it as a musical.Did you meet him? I did many years ago. He had just been Knighted by Her Majesty the Queen and my agent, who represented him, said it's Alfred Hitchcock. I said I wanted to meet him. He was very small and he was very, very heavy. A man of big appetite. Enormous appetite which did finally kill him, but he was probably at that constitution and I think he was a remarkable jean I think probably a remarkable human -- genius and a remarkable human being. 'Hitchcock' is in cinemas everywhere right now. To the end, it's time. Come on, Charlie. I'll have a crack at the top five. The top five - nailed it. As the bushfire emergency continues a debate has begun about how to punish arsonists. An Australian scientific breakthrough could improve life for diabetes. As outrage spreads over an Indian comments on rape, we looked at our own attitudes to victims of sexual assault. The asteroid which passed earth today is expected to return in 2029 and again in 2036. Man, I am so sick of sequels. And scientists say daydreaming at work can boost your creativity. Daydreaming at work. What I wonder what that would be like. Wow, it's pretty good fun. Whoops, better stop. I think Charlie is on to me. You're an idiot. Good job. Thank you very much. You enjoy it? Yep. That's all we have time for. Up next is Jamie's

We all want food that's healthy,
gorgeous and super quick.

So I'm going to show you
a whole new way to cook.

Amazing meals that you can do
in just 15 minutes.

Time-saving tricks,
and multi-tasking to the max.

You can create magic in the kitchen.

We're talking big flavours, fast.

And these are great meals without
the guilt. Balanced, tasty,

and good for you.

Healthy food that you can
eat every day.

It's delicious, nutritious,
super-fast food.

Today, southern soul food -
Cajun chicken.

And an amazing quick-fire
fish tagine.

Light, spicy, fragrant.
Honestly one of my favourites.

Welcome to
the 15 minute meal mind-set.

If you think you haven't got time
to cook, then think again.

First up, a full-on flavour burst
with my fabulous fish tagine.

This dinner makes me
really, really happy.

It's got everything that I want
in a beautiful meal -

beautiful tomato sauce
with all those surprise flavours.

Lovely flaking white fish.

We've got couscous which
is just to die for, fluffy,

and of course chilli
and some yoghurt. It's all good.

A meat tagine can take hours
and hours of slow cooking.

But this recipe uses fish
and gives us fabulous,

fragrant Moroccan flavours
in super-fast time.

You've got soft white plaice fillets

nestled in a rich, spicy
tomato sauce - gorgeous.

Served with lemon and mint couscous,
a nutty carrot and clementine salad,

and harissa yoghurt.

This is a proper spread
of really exciting flavours.

A fabulous feast
for four in just 15 minutes.

First job up is the couscous.

Dead simple. I've got a method that
works every single time, guaranteed.

A regular builder's mug, fill it
with the couscous, right to the top.

As soon as it hits the top,
that's enough for four people.

Right, then we're going to go in
with twice as much boiling water.

OK, you don't need to cook it, you
don't need to put it in the oven,

just do that and then...

..that. At the same time, I want
to put a little bit of fragrance

in there, OK? So just one lemon,
just cut it in half.

Whatever happens in the next
ten minutes will be a positive.

A little pinch of salt.

And then I'm going to use mint
in my salad, right?

So just take a nice little bunch
of mint.

I'm going to rip off the top -
lovely soft leaves, like that -

that's going to be for my salad,

but we want to kind of use every
part of whatever we're using.

We've got these boring
old stalks here.

I'm going to plonk them into the
boiling water and just throw a plate

over the top, and in the next
ten minutes they'll go light,

fluffy and gorgeous
and be nice and steaming hot.

So, couscous steaming.
Now it's time for the main event.

A wonderful, rich,
fragrant Moroccan sauce

that will form the base

to the fish tagine.

Tagine clearly is the cooking
vessel, we haven't got that,

we're doing it in a tray. I'm going
to kind of try and rip off some of

those sort of steamy, stewy elements.

I've got two cloves of garlic.
Straight into a garlic crusher,

that'll just push it through
for me, go in like that.

I haven't turned this tray on yet,

because this cooks really,
really quick.

A couple of tablespoons
of olive oil,

and I'm just going to add
some beautiful things.

A little handful of olives,
you can leave the stones in,

we'll take them out on the plate.

It's quite nice when they cook
with the stones in.

I don't know what it does, but it
seems a little bit more perfumed.

Salted lemons. Oh, my god, you've
got to these, these are incredible.

Right, so get one of these
and just bust it up in your hand,

squeeze it, rip it, tear it,
be quite rugged about it.

Get that in there as well.

Right, so we're going to build up
the most fabulous,

fabulous sort of layering
of flavours.

Right, got some anchovies,

But what it's going to do
is bring those flavours up.

Then, really important, very,
very Moroccan is a harissa.

It's basically like ground chilli
paste in a little bit of oil

and this has got rose-water
in as well,

which is such a wonderful flavour.

We haven't even started cooking yet
and look at those beautiful colours.

And then we're going to turn
the gas on,

so that's literally started sizzling
straight away,

these trays are nice and thin.
It's on a medium heat.

The one sort of key ingredient
is saffron, the stamens of a crocus.

You only need a little pinch. And
what I'm going to do is just grab...

..my boiling water. You want
a thimble, let's just call it...

a sploosh, and then I'm going to
put that lovely saffron into it.

And you watch that change colour,
the perfume,

there's a savouriness there.

In the pan here we've got
business happening already.

Let's just get a little spoon.

Just push it all around.

These flavours are going to form
the most incredible sauce

for the fish to sort of poach in.

Oh, my lord, it's going to be
gorgeous.

So as soon you feel that the garlic
has had the rawness taken out of it,

and you can see it's cooking quick
in a little tray like that,

I quite like cooking in trays.
In with the passata.

So look, the tomato sauce is in.
That'll start blipping away.

Straight away, the sauce
smells amazing.

This is what I love
about Moroccan cooking -

rich, robust flavours with delicate
perfumes

and a buzz of chilli. It's electric.

Next job is the fish.


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WHICH HAS A 98 KILOMETRE PERIMITRE, HAS CONTINUED TO
BURN OUT OF CONTROL TODAY.
THE COOLER CONDITIONS HAVE
HELPED R-F-S CREWS.. WHO SPENT THE NIGHT BACKBURNING
AND CREATING CONTAINMENT
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HAVE ACCESS TO NATURAL
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AND STEPHEN MOORE,
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