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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. ANDREW O'KEEFE: Kevin and Therese
in Afghanistan - the surprise pre-election visit
to Aussie troops.

Essendon bombshell -
the club's chairman quits. Is the empire crumbling?

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Liberace, Good morning.Welcome everyone. Nice to have you here.. I really want to see that Liberace film. It looks fantastic. We saw the photos yesterday.Schedule is busy but squeeze that movie inDid we have a Australian Liberace.Peter Alan.There you are. Quite similar. The hair do is quite scarely like T Who would have thought that Matt Damon could do such a great Reevo impression?It shows what Reevo was doing for those years.Where is Percy penguin now?Looked up in that room.

Let's get things started
with a weather snapshot from James.

JT is in Longreach again this morning.Good morning, Mon, another beautiful morning. Look at that Sunrise. This is the opening for Simon Reeve as a body double, a Matt Damon body double.He would have loved you too, JT.Remember it also stars my good mate, Rob Lowe. When he was asked do it, only if I have complete control over his prosthetic make up. He plays his plastic surgeon. He went fairly far with what he did. His role is fantastic. That's my good friend. To have great control.My very good mate, Rob Lowe. Shall we look at what is happening weather wise around Australia?

Isolated showers
in Western Australia with sunshine for much of the north. Some late rain across
South Australia and Victoria. Sunny weather along the east coast with a few isolated showers
in Queensland.

I will have more indepth local weather with you, right after the news with Jess.

Good morning. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
has paid a surprise visit to our troops in Afghanistan along with his wife, Therese Rein. Together they received
an update on operations and praised our diggers
for their tireless efforts. Seven political editor Mark Riley
has more. Just one month back
as Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd has made a surprise visit here to the Australian base
at Tarin Kowt. But the biggest surprise was that his wife, Therese,
travelled with him, believed to be the first
prime ministerial spouse to visit an active theatre of war. Ms Rein's father was an RAAF airman,
left paraplegic after an air crash but said she came here
not just as a service daughter, but also as a mother. I'm really, really proud
to have shaken the hands of these amazing people. Mr Rudd was briefed on the plans
to withdraw our troops. About 1,000 of the 1,300 Australian
servicemen and women in Afghanistan will be out of here by Christmas. At the traditional barbecue thrown
for visiting prime ministers, Mr Rudd thanked the troops
for their bravery and service to their country. Your mums and dads,
your brothers and sisters, your wives and husbands
and partners, your kids are enormously proud of you. After 12 years and the loss
of 40 Australian lives, the troops will leave this base and
leave Afghanistan a better place. The question, though,
is how long that will last before this country reverts to the sort of corruption, civil
conflict and brutal fundamentalism that brought us here
in the first place. I say to you the men and women
of the ADF thank you and it's time we brought you home. That Kevin Rudd came here
to Afghanistan and didn't take the short drive
to Government House means there'll be no election
on August 31.

And back home, the Rudd government has received
another boost in the polls. The latest News Limited Galaxy Poll
shows Labor has been lifted by two points
to 40% in the primary vote. That puts them at equal standings
with the Coalition after preferences. The poll also found a narrow majority of voters
support Kevin Rudd and Labor's handling
of the asylum seekers issue. Hospitals are reporting more than
100 people have been killed in Egypt's mass demonstrations. Tens of thousands
of opposing protesters are clashing with more than 1,500 people injured. Security forces are accused of shooting to kill supporters
of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. But the head of the police force
is blaming the deaths on Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood. The death toll is the highest
in a single incident since Dr Morsi was overthrown. The former president
is being held by the army over accusations
of espionage and murder. A teenage mother whose 8-month old
son was abducted on Thursday is begging to be reunited
with her baby. She and her son were taken from
their Sydney home at knife point by the baby's father, Steven Hume. She was assaulted
and left at a highway rest stop. The baby was returned to police
by Hume's sister but is now in the care
of Community Services. They told me that I wasn't allowed
to go to Campbelltown to see my son. Police are urging Steven Hume
to turn himself in.

Services have been held to mark the 60th anniversary
of the Korean War ceasefire. with song and dance. More than 300 Australians
were killed in the conflict. May they rest in peace.

May they rest in peace. In the North they staged a show
of military strength with a massive parade including
soldiers, tanks and missiles. Dictator Kin Jong-un presided
over the parade for what he calls 'Victory Day'. Some children in Japan are reaping
the benefits of hard work, getting lost in a field of flowers. The students created
this sunflower maze themselves, growing more than 300,000 plants. 200 kids attended the opening, happily running
through the sea of yellow with the tall flowers
towering above their heads. The maze will stay open
until the end of next month.

That looks beautiful.You are like a little sunflower, Mon, this morning. I've got a yellow skirt on.You are an upside down sunflower. If Japanese children wanted to do Japanese children wanted to do run around you, they would have to run on their hands. That would be a useful on their hands. That would be a useful skill for them.Round and round the Monique bush.Hang on! School children.Nothing.

Up next on Weekend Sunrise -
Essendon bombshell. More on the shock resignation
of the club's chairman. And we check back in with JT
for your local weather.

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And now with sport,
here's Simon Reeve. We begin with a huge story in AFL. Essendon chairman David Evans
has quit the club just a week before ASADA
and the AFL hand down the report into the club's controversial
supplements program. Our Weekend Sunrise regular
Troy Luff joins me now.

Luffy, why has Evans
suddenly resigned?

On Thursday night, he stated that the meeting they had was a scheduled board meeting. Friday night, at the game, against Essendon, before the game, he also said " game, he also said "I'm ready to go forward with all of this". What happened was Friday night after the game, he actually had a physical breakdown. He complained of being short of breath. He was light heeded. The medical staff came and treated him and I think on top of that, five months away from his business and his family, has really taken its toll. I guess it is a bit of a shock for everone. We didn't expect it, after what happened on Friday night, everything that is happening off the field and away from his work, I think it's time to hand it over. What he thinks and believes is in that new chairperson to come in and to take the reigns, give a fresh start to Essendon is what the club needs.Who do the what the club needs.Who do players put all these distractions aside?They have been able to put it all aside. They have had some great wins up until the weekend, they were sitting second on the ladder. After sitting second on the ladder. the game, Hird has said maybe this is starting to take its toll. We look at 5 August when supposedly all the investigations will come out. The players will be able to get on with football but it is starting to take its toll. They have had to deal with a lot. They with a lot. They have had to deal with Robson resigning. Their with Robson resigning. with a lot. They have had to deal trainers resigning. They have handled it well. I think they will be able to handle it well again on the weekend.Good luck with that shoulder scan for you?Not happy about that one.

On the field, Geelong has bounced
back to form in a big way, destroying St Kilda by 101 points
at Simonds Stadium last night. Elsewhere, Fremantle over the Crows. GWS can hold their heads high,
a great effort against Collingwood. The Kangaroos smacked the Demons and Carlton, a good win
over the Suns. In Geelong, the Cats ran wild
on the Saints, kicking the last 15 goals
of the game to consolidate second spot
on the ladder. It was a pretty good effort
in the end to limit them to 26 inside 50s,
I think, and one goal after quarter time. So we were happy with that. At Patersons Stadium, things got
very heated before the bounce but it was the Dockers
who kept their heads for a crucial 22-point victory
over the Crows. And Collingwood overcame
a very gallant GWS side who had led at half-time, the Pies eventually running out
40-point winners at the MCG. South Sydney have returned
to their devastating best, smashing the Titans 32-4
at Skilled Park. While the Dragons curse
against the Raiders continued. On the Gold Coast,
the Burgess boys were unstoppable,

Sam crossed for a double
and George scored one as the Rabbitohs got their minor
premiership tilt back on track with a crushing victory. We came out and performed
so very pleasing. But, um, you know,
still six rounds to go so hopefully just keep it going. At WIN Stadium, the Raiders
made it nine straight wins and have now won 16 of their past 17
against the Dragons after a thrilling 4-point victory. The ACT Brumbies are through
to the super rugby grand final after Tevita Kuridrani scored
with 85 seconds play to snatch a dramatic 26-23 win
over the Bulls. They'll meet the Chiefs
who beat the Crusaders. In Pretoria,
it was a magnificent encounter, the Brumbies led 10-0 early before six Morne Steyn penalty goals
had the Bulls on top by four late on.

The Brumbies hung in and with the
clock ticking down, they stole it. COMMENTATOR: Ohhhhhhhhh!
He has! Have they snatched victory? It's Kuridrani!

Look at these celebrations
in the Brumbies' coaches box at the final whistle. The win books a grand final showdown
with the Chiefs in Waikato next Saturday night

after they beat the Crusaders
in another thriller 20-19. No shortage of thrills and spills in
yesterday's first V8 Supercars race at the Ipswich 360.

Defending champion Jamie Whincup
took the chequered flag, to extend his championship lead. All the action is live again
on Seven and 7mate today. Just check your guides. While in Formula One, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton
will start from pole in tonight's Hungarian Grand Prix. Young gun Daniel Ricciardo
was the best of our Aussies, qualifying eighth. While Mark Webber will start
from 10th and later slammed his Red Bull team.

You I bet, JT, you had a fun night last night with all those people and a big steak I'm guessing.You are 100% right. In fact, I've eaten steak for the last four meals since I have been in Longreach but we are in cattle country. Over the last four days we have had the stockman's Hall of Fame, horse and heritage expo happening with Richard, who runs the kin inand co-tourism federation. You won an award last year. 123450 that's right. So, when you come to Longreach, we can stop wherever you are ready. You can't help but notice the - kin on, you can't see Richard at all. We

All right, now, that you can see this, this is Richard Kinnon. This is Richard Kinnon. One of the local faces you see when you come up to Longreach. Your business is running up and down the main street all the time?Our main deal is going out of town on the old track that come in from the south and we do that ride, 8 or 10 times a day.This sort of coach was used in this area from about the 1850s.1857. 1934, pretty much.Was it a pretty comfortable ride back then?I guess you know better. This is what they had to have.What sort of speed can you get up to when they are galloping?They normally sat on a trot like a good solid trot. We do a gallop in the ride. It was only when they are were running a storm or a life threatening emergency. We do that gallop. We get up to about 55kmh. You You would You You would would get a few wedding proposals?I am not sure about that.I mean in the back?We do over 20,000 kilometres a day with tourists in the back.It is a fantastic sight to see, as you are sitting having a coffee to see the coach come through, it's fantastic. It is a throw back in time.JT, you know, we always think about the - He has gone. I will speak to you in the next half hour.We might see the dog on the back. Isn't he beautifully. Look at that beautiful light falling on Longreach.Bluey is carrying a couple of kilos.He has just a winter cover. He is big boned.He is big boned. Bluey has always been big boned. Thank you. Do they have Bush Rangers up that way? You always think of Bush Rangers in Victoria. There would be nothing to bush range I would have thought back then? Yeah, probably, nothing to bother stealing or no bush to range in. Money, what are your thoughts on thatI have been to Longreach several tiles, I haven't asked the question.If there are any Japanese school teachers out there, maybe you can let

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(NEWS THEME MUSIC PLAYS) More violent and bloody clashes
in Egypt. The country's interior minister has warned supporters
of ousted president Mohamed Morsi will soon be dispersed
from protests in Cairo. Our foreign editor, Keith Suter,
joins us now. Good morning.

Thousands have taken to the streets
over the past few days. The BBC is reporting more
than 100 people have been killed in the clashes
between the army and protestors.

ewe onobviously two different stories about how they started. Now there is a major escalation. Are we heading towards civil war.There is certainly an increased level of conflict. President Morsi was deposed. He is still under detention. We don't know why but we assume he is still alive. Morsy supporters are saying the election has been stolen from us, we won it fair and square. So they are taking to the streets. They are not showing any signs of backing down but within obviously the Muslim Brotherhood, there must be a lot of debate, after 80 years of preparing to fight an elect, how come, we did so badly in just one year? You can imagine that you've got the stand off disputes now in the streets but also behind the scenes a lot of debate about where do we go to from here? Nobody knows.Are they a unified force even though that dissension may be happening and the questions about where they went wrong?No, Egypt consists of obviously re dominantly Arab but you've got minority Christian groups there. So you've got a number of different groupings there. What we have in Egypt and we don't have in Syria, is predominantly Sunni population. I think it's a point worth bearing in mind, there are 22 Arab countries, every one is different. So the situation we have got in Syria is a continuation of a 1300 civil year war win the war win the Islamic world, win Egypt, it's a struggle to become Egypt, it's a struggle to become'Australia's Next Top Model' earnised. There has been no history of democracy in that society. It's one of the world's oldest civilisations.Just talking to a number of ex Pat sipgss but they said we should have just let them govern out the three or four years so everyone could see how bad they were at governing and then they would vote them out. But the Egyptians in Egypt don't seem to have that same faith in the democracy process.Because it is so new. What you are talking about is what we do in Australia, if you what we do in Australia, if don't like the political party, you wait and wait and rid of them. Clearly in Egypt, that is not what has worked out. I don't think Morsi was doing a particularly bad job, he had no previous training. No previous training of democracy but he was training of democracy but he trying to stumble along. That's why you have the anger at the grassroots. You have 22 Arab states. We will be discussing these situations for years to come. We have got it in Tunisia now, separate disputes going on in Libba. Wait until you get the unrest sweeping down through the oil producing states. Imagine the implications when you get Saudi Arabia falling into tur mail. into tur Mail moil.What is the solution to all this - turmoil. Off sayer you didn't believe there was a clear solution in Syria?I think that clear solution in Syria?I think that struggle will just continue. I think we have got an Arab world, the less ly developed part of the world and they are having to come to terms with how they with how they are trying to govern in a modern way. You've got Facebook, tourism, the international economy to worry about and you've got a lot of Arabs who say we want to join the modern world and behave as they are now. They as they are now. Why can't we have democracy here as well? We didn't get democracy in Great Britain or the United States overnight. There was a long struggle. And these Arabs are now doing it, their problem is they are doing it under the international spotlight. The British took hundreds of years to do it and there wasn't the same sort of spotlight. The Arabs are under the interest spotlight. The Arabs are under the international spot international spotlight. They are in a crucial part of the world because of the oil and the international trade.Yes, this is just history playing out.There is no quick solution at all.Yeah. All right, Keith. Good on you.

Still to come on Weekend Sunrise -
money to burn. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
drop a cool $1.2 million on new beds for their love nest. Plus, Essendon bombshell. More on the shock resignation
of the club's chairman. Sports Talk is next.

Good morning. Kevin Rudd has made an unannounced
visit to our troops in Afghanistan. Adding to the surprise, the PM was
joined by his wife, Therese Rein. They spent four hours at the main
Australian Defence Force base at Tarin Kowt,

which will close
by the end of this year. I say to you the men and women
of the Australian Defence Force thank you

and it's about time
we brought you home. It's Kevin Rudd's sixth visit
to the region but it's the first time
a PM's wife has visited a war zone.

And Mr Rudd's Afghanistan visit
means he won't be calling
an August 31 election. Pressure is mounting on the PM
to name the date as Labor receives
another boost in the polls. Today's News Limited Galaxy Poll
shows Labor continues to improve in the primary vote,
up two points to 40%. On a two-party preferred
they're neck and neck, There are reports the Federal
Government is considering a plan to put young job seekers
through an army-style boot camp. Fairfax is reporting the Youth Start
Boot Camp remains on the table as an election policy
for Kevin Rudd. Young job seekers would be forced
into the program before they could qualify
for the dole. The army-style camps
would be designed to impose strict
disciplinary regimes, targeted at early school leavers. Egyptian police are accused
of shooting to kill after more than 100 people
died in protests. Doctors say the majority
of casualties died from direct gunshot wounds
to the head and chest. But the minister in charge
of security forces says they only used tear gas and blames protesters
for instigating the violence. Conflict has erupted between supporters
of ousted president Mohammed Morsi and his opponents. Tens of thousands of people
have taken to the streets. The former president
is being held by the army over espionage and murder
accusations. Essendon chairman David Evans
has resigned ahead of the release of findings
from ASADA's 6-month investigation into the club.

Evans' decision
is effective immediately. he describes the Essendon
supplements crisis as a tragedy that's been hard on him
and those around him. And I think on top of that five
months away from his business, his family has really taken
its toll. It's believed ASADA will release
its report as early as August 5. Police in Queensland are searching
for the mother of a newborn baby boy dumped on the front steps of a home
south of Brisbane early yesterday morning. He was found in a basket,
wrapped in blankets, and whoever left him also left
nappies and bottles of formula. The baby is Pacific Islander
or Samoan in appearance. Anyone with information
should call Crime Stoppers. Seven people have been killed after a hostage stand-off
with police in south Florida. A tenant in an apartment building
went on a shooting rampage before a SWAT team killed him
and rescued two hostages. The building's two landlords
were shot dead when they tried to discuss a problem
with the gunman. He then stormed a neighbouring
apartment, killing a man, woman and their teenage daughter. A man entering a building
across the street also died after he was shot from a balcony. A family in the US has received
a fast food delivery with a difference. They were left
scratching their heads after a 2m tall
Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket appeared in their front yard. The giant container has already
become a popular landmark. It turns out the bucket
belongs to their landlord who collects advertising signs.

As you do. Mon, we are just in Cync. He collects or steals them. How do you steal that, on your back?With great difficultYou have to entice a giant who has a thing for herbs and spices to get out of his cage.Where is Kentucky fried chicken.

Three big games of AFL
to conclude Round 18 today. Kochie's Port can move back into
the eight with a win over Brisbane, the Bulldogs and West Coast
square off while Sydney and Richmond at the SCG
should be a beaut. Last night, the Dockers continued
their push for a top four spot, led by best afield Nat Fyfe. They beat the Crows by 22 points.

At Simonds, Geelong got back to
winning ways crushing St Kilda by 101 points. Collingwood overcame
a sluggish start to beat a gallant GWS Giants side. And in massive blow
for the Kangaroos, captain Andrew Swallow
ruptured his Achilles in the 122-point win
over the Demons.

The Dragons' hoodoo against
the Raiders has continued - Canberra making it
nine straight wins over the Red V with a thrilling 22-18 win
at WIN Stadium. While South Sydney, led
by the rampaging Burgess brothers, smashed the Titans by 28 points
on the Gold Coast. Reports of David Warner's possible
test recall were overshadowed by
a heated on-field confrontation in South Africa playing for Australia A
in the drawn tour match. Meanwhile, paceman Jackson Bird
has pushed his case for selection in this week's must-win
third Ashes test with two wickets on day two
of Australia's tour match against Sussex in Hove. Steve Smith quickly brought up
his century to start the day, all but securing his spot
in the team. Bird was very sharp with the new
ball, taking 2 for 33 off 14 overs. If selected next week in Manchester, you know, I feel like
I'm ready to do a job but that's still a week or so away. Stumps were called early
due to rain and bad light with the hosts 5-228
in their first innings. The Brumbies are through
to the super rugby grand final after a dramatic 26-23 win
over the Bulls in Pretoria. Tevita Kuridrani crossed
with 85 seconds to play to snatch a dramatic victory. They will face the Chiefs,
who beat the Crusaders by a point in the other semifinal. Our Olympic and world champion
Sally Pearson has returned
to Olympic gold medal form, winning the 100 metre hurdles
at the Diamond League meet in London overnight. Sally also posted
a season-best time - perfect preparation for the upcoming
world championships. While just like 12 months ago, English hero Mo Farah thrilled
the crowd, storming to victory in the 3000m.

Back up to Longreach and JT. Yes, good morning. The morning is just starting to get underway. It is fantastic. It's just so beautiful up here at Longreach. The sunsets and the Sunrisees are just sensational. Big, blue open sky and as a Kinnon and coach coach moves away, - there are sheep everywhere, we closed the gates. This is Shannon. That's Oscar. Morning. I feel like the road Yo clown coming into town or something. Yo clown coming into town or Something Woe. Thank you, Oscar. Here woo go, let's go to the

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You can see, they are starting to bring the heifers in for the camp draft. This is Shannon. Over there, remember, Lachie from yesterday. Lachie, remember the travelling family Roadshow. We have got some sheep. What are you doing with the sheep in the show?We just brought the sheep out today. I've got Australian working Kel pis, two of them, Australia's own dog. So I have just brought them out to put them through their paces. I've got a young dog and a old dog.They look like they want to hang out with you. The dogs are keeping them pretty tight and secure near to me.The working dog is certainly one of the iconic Australian images, isn't it? Sneeur yes. Sit.Sit.Can I show you what we had in the back of the animal wrangers' cart. With Oscar? Yeah, withs on correspond, who let the dogs out, - here is the see sequel. Who let the pigs on you. There you go, guy, off you go? Oscar is very strong to take you too and the pigs for a little guys.He is out of the shed house. He is a accelerate hand pony. A very strong Shetland pony.Thank you, JT.He is a long way from Hugo bosses flag ship store.He looks comfortable

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and checked baggage is not included. To book visit Jetstar.com. Time to talk sport now - 'AFL Game Day' host Hamish McLachlan
is in Melbourne and Matty Adamson is here with me. Let's check the scores first. The Cats tore the Saints apart
at home 101 points - ouch - Freo did enough to repel Adelaide
in Perth, the Giants gave plenty before
Collingwood got their measure, North Melbourne a percentage booster
over the Dees and Carlton's resurgence
continued over the Suns. Not a good night
for the Gold Coast teams as the Titans were crushed
by the Rabbitohs and the Raiders beat the Dragons. In Pretoria, the Brumbies pulled off
a miracle a few hours ago, they will face the Chiefs
in the super rugby final next week who beat the Crusaders by a point. Let's pay tribute to Jake White
and the Brumbies first. It's the most difficult assignment
in rugby, playing on the high veldt
in Pretoria. It was the first time
the Bulls had been beaten at home in a finals match. The Brumbies led 16-11
at half time, courtesy of some wonderful work
by veteran George Smith and a Jesse Mogg try
that kept the crowd quiet. The South Africans got back in front as our man Morne Steyn
kicked six penalties. But in the 79th minute Matt Toomua
sent Tevita Kuridrani over to reclaim the lead and send
the Brumbies into raptures they make the big trip
to Hamilton now for the final against the Chiefs.

Last night the big news at home was the resignation
of Essendon chairman David Evans. Hamish, what can you tell us
this morning?

Well, Simon, it's a sad tale, isn't of Essendon chairman David Evans. it?, the President, an honorary position, the resignation of David Evans, his father, a long standing man in the AFL community. His father was the Chairman of the AFL Commission. The last five or six months, have taken such a toll on David, his family, his business, his David, his family, his business, health, the ASADA report is set to be tabled on 5 August. Perhaps a shock resignation, I think those close to David close to David knew what a toll it was taking. The timing. It has been an extraordinary week where a lot of he say, she Hasan taken place. His health and his family and his business, as they should be, much more important than the role of more important than the role business, as they should be, much Chairman. He said " Chairman. He said "I strongly believe the best thing for the club is a new chairperson in order to see through the next phase of this very challenging and difficult time for the club". I think we all agree that the health of the individual is much more important than the club. He says the club is much bigger than the individual and the club will survive. Really sad, particularly when a man has given so much to the club has had to go through so much and it ends so poorly for David. Indead, well put, Mr Hamish. There was some footy played last night. The Dockers at last The Dockers at last night. There was a fight and a few goals kick.A very typically Freo, it was van Berlo who was targeted by Danyle Pearce and others, it was a throw back to the 70s and 80s. Nathan five was the difference between the two sides. He had more of the football than anybody else. This is Nate five just running into an open goal. What it means for the Dockers, 12th win, they sit in 5th and they are knocking on the door of the all important four. It was a low scoring affair. They lost the stats count on many measurements but they won the four points. Josh Jenkins, broke his angle, he is out. Chris Mayne deadly accurate but the Crows' see season is over.The GWS, got a real - you thought, is there going to be the second loss for the pies in a matter of weeks. The Giants, they ran out of legs. They had six goals kicked to zip. In the end, it was 40 odd points, it was a flattering win to the Pies. It gave the Magpies man's a bit of a fright, Phil Davis on Game Day this morning, we will speak to him. So some emotional sights at the end of the Geelong match.After the game, the two sides after the cats had thumped the saints came together, Casey who is now a cad a pledgic, played forlorn and south bar inand Geelong VFL side, they put together a jumper representing all three of those teams. Jack Stephens led the saints charge and they raised $ raised $80,000. If you are keen, make sure you jump on the web side. His wife is due in November with their first child. You can't think of a story ending as badly as that from a football match. Now we need to support the family.Thank you.

Righto, Matty, the Rabbitohs' loss
to the Dragons may have been an aberration as the Burgess brothers
blew the Titans off the Park. And there's the Kennett curse
in the AFL, but the Canberra curse
for the Dragons. Chilled areIt's amazing how a set of brothers can have such an affect on a game. They have unbelievablely stepped up to the plate. It must be a proud a proud moment for their mum back in the UK. This guys is phenomenal. There is a statistics going around, there have been 13 to 14 tries, scored on the back of scored on the back of him. His individual persons has been phenomenal. Michael will get him in a semi-final, give the ball to George, play the ball and score a try. Just an exciting team to watch. Necessity had the lost last week against St George. They have bounced back. That young kid has come on last night, a great debut for him. The team has improved. I can tell Souths Sydney Swans now, put the cup in the cupboard.Really? in the cupboard.Really? Even the Melbourne Storm I love I don't think they have got enough to fight their armoury. It's exciting times for the bunnies.We will mark that day. We will play that back to you later in the season.I look forward to it. Thank you very much, thank you, Hamish as well. Of course, you will be back with Game Day, straight after the show. Mon and Andy.

I think we have all learned something today.Sport was the winner in the end.

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of England. It has finally happened.

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first, to Australia and this week on Sunrise - we've got a live exclusive
with the 'X Factor' judges. Then, we meet Jai. At just 14, could he be
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If I had another daughter, maybe she could be Latte. Have twins. I love it.

What am I talking about?

You are procrastinating.I am putting the whole segment off? Does it sound familiar to

According to the latest research, 95% of us procrastinate occasionally and one-quarter of us
are chronic procrastinators.

There were roughly a third who couldn't be what they areed working out how much they procrastinate.

So how do you stop procrastinating
and get on with it? Author, coach and 'Forbes' columnist
Margie Warrell joins us this morning from Melbourne. Good morning.

It means staring into the fridge. How would you describe procrastination?Because I didn't procrastinate, I can tell you that the word actually comes from the Latin Pro means forward, Kras means tomorrow. So pushing forward into tomorrow or the day after or the day after that, some distant future, things we know we should do today. things we know we should do Today Really? That's good. I'm going through my Latin and I couldn't remember that.

According to this new research we procrastinate five times
more than people did in the '70s. Why is that?

Yeah, you know, I think we procrastinate even more today than we did back then, there is more distractions. I think more people feel like they are never getting to the end of their to do list. It's harder to prioritise. I think also, we live in this age of perfectionism. People feel scared of trying to do things if they don't know they are going to succeed and be exellent at it so they put on taking on challenges, going after goals, making changes because they are afraid of failing or not doing it well.Interesting. So we are a bit crowded for choice do you think as well as that fear of failure? Absolutely. You think about it. People who tend to be like really chronic proceed crass tin attores, like to involve distractions that involve little commitment, like checking email, surfing the web. Let's face it, there is a lot more digital distractions today than there were in the 1970s.We are out of time but thank you very much, Margy. Be careful with the digital proceed crass tin Asian, they can get you.I can remember doing a lot of digital procrastination as a 15-25-year-old. Zb it has developed a lot since then. Margy. Thank you. Five times more procrastinating since the 1970s. That's the best statistics I would have thought. You were doing things that you were actually doing like clipping your mo in the mirror, that kind of thing. Swapping cricket Swapping cricket cards with your next door neighbour.Washing your flairs. We are doing it now.

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Here is Jess.

Troops in Afghanistan
have received a surprise visit from Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
and his wife, Therese Rein. The trip means the August 31
election option is off the table because the PM is unable
to call the poll before tomorrow's cut-off date. Seven political editor Mark Riley
is in Tarin Kowt.

Just one month back
as Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd has made a surprise visit here at the Australian base
at Tarin Kowt. But the biggest surprise was he was accompanied
by his wife, Therese Rein. It's believed to be the first time a
prime ministerial spouse or partner has visited
an active theatre of war. Ms Rein's father was an RAAF airman,
left paraplegic after an air crash but she said she came here
not just as a service daughter,

I am really, really proud to have
been able to shake the hands of these amazing people. Mr Rudd was briefed on plans
to withdraw our troops - about 1,000 of the 1,300 Australian
servicemen and women in Afghanistan will be out of here by Christmas. At the traditional barbecue
thrown for visiting prime ministers, Mr Rudd thanked the troops
for their bravery and service to their country. Your mums and dads,
your brothers and sisters, your wives and husbands
and partners and your kids are enormously proud of you. After 12 years and the loss
of 40 Australian lives, Mr Rudd said the troops would leave
Afghanistan a better place. The question, though,
is how long that will last before the country reverts to the sort of corruption, civil
conflict and brutal fundamentalism that brought us here
in the first place. I say to you, the men and women
of the Australian Defence Force, thank you That Kevin Rudd came here
to Afghanistan and didn't take the short drive to
Government House to call an election means we won't be heading
to the polls on August 31. In Tarin Kowt, Southern Afghanistan, this is Mark Riley reporting
for Weekend Sunrise. Back home, a new poll suggests Kevin Rudd's leadership
is doing more good for Labor. The latest News Limited Galaxy Poll
shows Labor has been lifted by two points
to 40% in the primary vote. That puts them at equal standings
with the Coalition after preferences. The poll also found a narrow majority of voters
support Kevin Rudd and Labor's handling
of the asylum seekers issue. Hospitals say more than 100 people
have been killed and 1,500 injured as rival protesters clash in Egypt. Huge demonstrations have been held by supporters and opponents
of ousted president Mohammed Morsi, who has been accused of murder.

Sirens and confusion on the streets of Egypt's capital after a night of protest became a night of violence. Hundreds are injured, scores are dead following claims by the Muslim Brotherhood that the military who deposed their president, last night open fired on demonstrators. This makeshift hospital is close to a mosque where President Morsi's supporters were staging a sit in. The night had begun with a rally by thousands of anti Morsi demonstrators, called out by the chief of chief of the army in a show of resistance to what he called the terrorism of the must terrorism of the Muslim Brotherhood. Mohammed Morsi is now on charges including murder but he also commands huge support as counter demonstrations were staged across the country, angry at the way their leader was removed from office. There was violence too in Egypt's second city, Alexandria with at least 10 people killed in clashes between rifle fashions. This is a country growing Evermore divided with supporters on both sides prepared to die for their cause.

A teenage mother whose 8-month old
son was abducted on Thursday is begging to be reunited
with her baby. She and her son were taken from
their Sydney home at knife point by the baby's father, Steven Hume. She was assaulted
and left at a highway rest stop. The baby was returned to police
by Hume's sister, but is now in the care
of Community Services. They told me that I wasn't allowed
to go to Campbelltown to see my son. Police are urging Steven Hume
to turn himself in.

Swimming star Ian Thorpe has
confirmed he's abandoned all hope of competing at
the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 5-time Olympic champion has been
plagued by a shoulder injury and doesn't think he's capable of
returning to the top of the sport. He says he'll continue training,
purely for the love of swimming, but his professional career
is effectively over.

Which is sad news.I think it's good he has done it now, rather than do all the lead up to Rio. It's a good thing.I sim Pa theeusz with him after I hurt my neck.Rio is out for me.I was going into the international breakdancing championships in Minnesota. So I can still do the worm but the head spin is not happening.What is the worm You know the worm on the floor like that.You still have to be careful of that because you flick your head back a bit at the end.

We begin with a massive story
in AFL - Essendon chairman David Evans
has stunningly quit the club just a week before ASADA
and the AFL hand down its report into the club's controversial
supplements program. Former AFL player Troy Luff
joins me now, Troy, what's the story behind this?

Yeah, good morning, Simon, it comes as a bit of a shock considering on Thursday night when he held a press conference to say that he is not going to resign. They had a board meeting. It was a scheduled board meeting and he was saying it was all steam ahead. On Friday, before the Bombers' Hawks clash, I said that he was going to continue but what happened after the game, he actually had a physical breakdown. He was short of breath. He said he was feeling short of breath. He said he was feeling dizzy and the medical staff had to come and treat him. I think that was probably the final nail in the coffin. His business, which is six years old, it needs more attention. His family, it has just taken its toll physically and emotionally, he decided to call it quits. He said that what the club needs now is a new chairperson to come in to take on the reigns because it will be a very challenging phase to continue here after the drug scandal is finished with.Marc Stephens in Melbourne told us that he thinks that the Bombers won't play finals football. What impact must this be having on the players? You know, they have got to meet Collingwood next weekend? The players had to deal with a lot, right from round one where all this was out in the press. They came out and won the and won and won game. Whether it be jairms Hird phone calls, Andrew Demetriou phone calls, all the speculation that has happened. I think finally on Friday night it caught up with them. James Hird said after the game that the toll is starting to show on the players. That eventually the mental side of football, this is going to take over. Now, I think that now this has happened, look, the players loved Evans and they have come out with all their tweets and on Facebook, giving much as much support as they can. This will spur them on against Collingwood and they will have a good win.We can look at David statement. You can see from this the emotional toll that it has taken.

A lot more still to play out this week on that one. Thank week on that one. Thank you very much

On the field, Geelong has strengthened its grip
on second spot, dismantling St Kilda by 101 points
at Simonds Stadium last night. Elsewhere, Fremantle
in a testy affair over the Crows. GWS very brave in defeat
to Collingwood. The Kangaroos whalloped the Demons and Carlton a big win over the Suns. In Geelong, the Cats were ruthless,
destroying Saints and kicking the last 15 goals
of the game - but it came at a cost with ruckman
Dawson Simpson injuring his knee. At Patersons Stadium, it threatened
to spill over before the bounce as the Dockers scored a crucial
vital 22-point victory over the Crows.

And Collingwood overcame
a very gallant GWS side, South Sydney have dispelled claims
they're a one-man team, out-classing the Titans 32-4
at Skilled Park. While the Raiders continued
their dominance over the Dragons. On the Gold Coast, the Burgess boys
were at their rampaging best, Sam crossed for a double
and George scored one, and the Bunnies may have unearthed
a new playmaking star - Luke bagging a double. Young Luke came on there
and took a lot of opportunities which was good to see. At WIN Stadium, the Raiders continued one of rugby
league's great jinxes, making it 16 wins in their last
17 games against the Dragons with a thrilling 4-point victory. The ACT Brumbies
have done the unthinkable, stunning the Bulls in Pretoria to progress
to the super rugby grand final, thanks to a last minute
Tevita Kuridrani try. While the Chiefs
edged past the Crusaders. In Pretoria,
it was a pulsating encounter, the Brumbies led 10-0 early before six Morne Steyn penalty goals
had the Bulls in front by four late on. The Brumbies stayed alive and with their season all but over,
they nicked it. COMMENTATOR: Oh! He has! Have they snatched it?
Kuridrani!

They went upstairs, the pass wasn't forwarded and then they celebrated.

It's the Bulls first-ever loss
in a home final. The win books a grand final showdown
with the Chiefs in Hamilton next Saturday night. Crucial V8 Supercars championship
points are up for grabs in two races
at the Ipswich 360 today, with all the action on Seven
and 7mate. Beretts, joins us now
from Queensland Raceway. Beretts, Jamie Whincup
will be looking to extend his championship lead
again today.

Yes, Simon, he did a great job, yesterday, grabbed pole yesterday and won the race. Wasn't really touched from the start of the race. There was plenty of action. His teammate, Craig Lowndes who is sitting second, had to sitting second, had to fight all the way through. He got into a tangle with Mark winter bottom. The end result of that, the stewards they are going to penalise Craig Lowndes two spots on the grid today. Wherever he finishes in qualifying, he will go back two spots and start from there. It was an exciting race yesterday. If you are were saying it it was politely. It was a bit of a smash fest. Plenty of action and excitement, more today, thst remember this is race 23 of 37 in the season. The championship is so delicately poise the we have had 9 different winners, we have got three Holdens and three Fords in the list. WIN Holdens and three Fords in the list. Oprah Winfrey up top. So, Oprah Winfrey up top. Oprah Winfrey up Oprah Winfrey Holdens and three Fords in the list. Holdens and three Fords in the Holdens and three Fords in Mark winter bottom up tomorrow. It will be bigger and better today. As you said, you will see it on Seven and 7mate. It will be a cracker.Thank you, mate, good calling. Here is JT

I really enjoyed the last couple of days and being able to bring you these pictures from Longreach. It just reinforces how important it is to get out and see parts of inland Australia. It's just so magnificent. This is sort of known as the gateway to the outback in Queensland. There is so much you can go and do from here. At the moment, the stockman's Hall of Fame, the 25th anniversary is on. They have got this big Horse and Heritage Expo that has been on. It was a great excuse to come up here. Any time is a great excuse to come up here. There is so much to see. Recently, with cattle prices down, the farmers in this area have done it tough. Your tourist dollars would help very much. If that's not of enough of a reason, just come out and experience part of Australia that you may not have seen before.

You can see just over the road, a massive Qantas 747. One of the things you can see is the Qantas founders museum. Longreach is where it all began. Qantas being the Queensland and Northern Territory aerial services, and you can go over there. You can get up inside a 707. That's the same sort of aircraft that John Travolta has. That's the same configuration he has. It was owned by a Saudi prince, it was owned by Qantas and then a prince and Qantas bought it again. On the 747, you can get out on the wing. You can do a wing walk. I know for the amount of the amount of planes I get on every week with Sunrise, I always look out and the wing to think what it will be like to be out there. It's a real thrill to get out there and stand on top of that massive structure. So just another thing you can do out here at Longreach, go and see the Qantas founders' museum. We have had a great few days. It will be sad to leave. It's great, that museum, you can get in and around real planes. You can sit up in the cockpit presumably, can you?Yeah, you get up in the cockpit. Whether you are into the engines or just into the engines or just into the old things from the 20s and 30s and they have got all of that stuff there. You get there. You get right up close.Or you want to be a Steggles turkey sucked into a jet engine like that picture we saw of you.Whatever you thought of. I thought that was a fairly gratuitous shot. A lot of information there, wasn't there? Thank you,Lucky you were wearing the harness.A nice check on that shirt thank you. In the style to Longreach. Not that it Longreach. Not that it needs it.

When it comes to his career, the man sitting next to me
Andrew O'Keefe, has worn many hats. He's been a lawyer,
a comedian, stage performer and of course a TV host. But politician?

Yes, but no.

Yes, funny story. There was a bit of a mix-up
last week. You may have seen some newspaper
headlines suggesting I was going to join the
Bullet Train for Australia Party and have a crack at politics. Well, truth of the matter is, I'd
only been invited to join the party. This all came about after I voiced
my support for the project on this show.

Sorry to disappoint you, fans.

But it's still worth chatting to the
Bullet Train for Australia Party. Tim, good morning to you.

Couldn't you find someone better
to lead your party?

Well, as you just said, after your kind comments a few weeks back, we got literally massive support on-line and from our members and our supporters to say, contact Andrew O'Keefe, get him to be our spokesperson, get him to be a candidate. We thought why not ask you to be Prime Minister? you to be Prime Minister?.Oh, I didn't know there was the premiership involved.Now we know that chirobill why house and the Lodge come with it. Lodge come with it.? We thought you would do a much better job than Kevin, Tony or Clive. Monique, would you vote for him?Of course I would vote for him. He would be wonderful. Imagine how much he would stir things up in parliament. It would be even more amusing than it is now. Let's get down to the serious side of your party's proposal. A high speed rail network, connecting our east coast major cities. How do you sell this to the people or the politicians who may say you are crazy.I don't think we crazy.I don't think we are crazy, there are 39 countries around the world who has high speed rail or in the process of building it. They would have to be crazy then. To sell it to the people, there are multiple benefits, the benefits, the obvious once are economic benefits, travel times, creating a whole new industry and just a personal benefit for me is I just hate the Hume Highway.Yeah, right. Let's go through a couple of these. First of all, travel times. You know, if you take a stand route like say Sydney to Melbourne, which is the fist busiest route in the whole door. That's about 4. whole door. That's about 4.5 hours, by the time you get to the airport. Bullet train, CBD to CBD, how long We are talking 2 hours 45.What about Sydney to Canberra?Under an hour, 57 minutes.Brisbane to Sydney.That's 2 just over 2. Sydney.That's 2 just over 2.5 hours.That's good,With travel times like that, it will change the way people live and work. We won't be re be restricted to living in our congested capital cities and. You are planning on upping it through Newcastle as well. That is about 80% of the population, that's a critical and mass in terms of being able to support this project financially? Well, we felt that to get the project up, we need stage one, the first one is Newcastle to Melbourne, that will give 12 million people access to high speed rail. That's sort enough of a population, enough usage to make it viable.How much is it going to cost?Oh. Our stage one plan, so Newcastle to Melbourne, we say it will cost 1% of state and federal budgets over five years. And then any shortfall, we will tap into private investment.OK. I think that will be the major issue for most people, the cost.It's a kind of a no-brainer other than the cost. Definitely.Just very quickly, just one question I have, there are so many planes running between those routes. Will you be able to have enough trains to cover the people who would otherwise be on planes. who would otherwise be on planes.? Yeah, definitely. The beauty of it, we Yeah, definitely. The beauty of it, we - if we are going to have two tractions so we can run as many trains as we need, as it builds as a industry, we are going to build as many trains as we need. It's a wiwin.Sadly we have to leave it there. I look forward to chasing this issue.Monique, Andrew has turned us down but would you like to be Prime Minister. She be Prime Minister. She?I am just really tired at the moment. Thank you for the offer.Afghanistan doesn't appeal to you this morning. The other benefit is the environmental environment. The trains are 7 times more environmently efficient, taken on all indicators than planes. So you are not spewing all that Av gas into the environment.It will be interesting to follow it up again. Double thumbs up from

Coming right up - while Prince Philip recovers,
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Hello kids. All the way from south central Queensland.Bungunn yarks i. In the valley downs. Lovely Debbie has emailed saying her grandson is out there. It's the first trip for many of these kids to Sydney, it's a many of these kids to Sydney, it's many of these kids to Sydney, for a lot of them, it's the first time they have have left their parents. Her grandson and their mates are on a primary mates. It's a population of about 448. So,Half of them are here.Look, they are so gorgeous.They made beautiful signs. They have been here since first thing this morning:They are used to getting up and milking the tobacco. It was the first place in Queensland to produce tobacco.Commercially. When you see those faces though, we take things for granted. This is a big deal for these kids, into the big smoke and stuff, it's lovely to see the looks on their faces.Now they will have this to remember it. Yes.

Some doubted the city of London
would cope but the 2012 Olympics ended up being one of the most
successful games ever. This weekend the Brits are marking
the event's first anniversary. Our UK correspondent Martin Frizell
joins us now live from London. Martin, the Olympics ignited a huge
sense of optimism across the UK. Has that remained?

Are you still bathing in the light? Well, the three days of these games, two able bodied athletes and then Sunday in the city will be the par lopes, anniversary. That shows you watching the elite athletes certainly has some cash. But this cost billions of pounds for the UK and there has been a big debate as to whether or not the legacy will sustain, whether it was worth it or not. I can tell you, personally, bear in mind the main pledge for this Olympic Games was to inspire a generation. I have two youngsters and both of them are doing less sport now than they did a year ago. That translate into the country as a whole, there whole, there are less people now spending 1 period of sport a week than there was just before the Olympics.Really.So it hasn't worked in that sense. Kids are still having difficulty finding sports fields to play things on, if you want to sign up with a tennis club, there is a huge waiting list to get on to. There are pockets of very good facilities and excellence but a lot of kids just can't get into a sports club these days.Interesting. What about the general mood? I know after the Sydney Olympics, we are just basking in it 13 years later. It has been a massive year for the UK in general, hasn't it? It has been a great year, we have been winning lots of sporting triumphs, it's doing very well, the economy looks like it may start to be showing some green shoots coming through as well. What they are saying because of the Olympics, it cost so much money, it's the whole of the UK who is paying for it. London got the up end of it. The West End are saying, for every tube you go from Westminister out you go from Westminister out towards the east, you lose ten years in our life expectancy. That has come back in now but people like Glasgow, Birmingham, will be saying " Birmingham, will be saying "Why are we paying for this when we are not getting any benefit from it? getting any benefit from it?" After tomorrow, after the Paralympics games are over, the whole stadium, shuts down again for two years. The next thing will be the rugby world cup in 2015. So there is a long way to go.You may look pretty mild man to go.You may look pretty mild mannered but you are still a rap elrouzing socialist

Moving on and the Queen has headed off
on holidays to her home in Scotland. Prince Philip has decided
to stay at home so she's decided to take the corgis
instead. Martin?

Zploo I am a monarchist as least. Good on her. She made it quite clear to the young couple when they had that baby, she said " that baby, she said "Hurry Up, I'm going on holidays". She has gone on holidays. Even her husband isn't going. If he is not well enough to make the trip, tough luck mate, I'm taking my dog with me. She has taken Holly and Willow, her two corgis. They actually starred in They actually starred in 'Skyfall' with James Bond and they go quite literally everywhere with her. Philip is hopefully going to travel up in August and I fully expect that the royal baby will make an appearance at Balmoral some time too. But These two months that she is up there on 50,000 acres is private for her. She doesn't move from there. She won't go no matter what is happening. Even remember when Diana's death. She said she was the one who said " the one who said "We are not going down, we are going to stay here." Can we quote you on the Queen saying to Prince Philip " to Prince Philip "Tough luck, mate, I'm off and I'm taking the dogs with me? I'm off and I'm taking the dogs with me?" I'm off and I'm taking the dogs with me?". She actually said that. Absolutely.Fair enough. The photo of her and the corgi riding in the plane there - in the car through the window, how about it? I mean, I don't know who is copying hoo but that expression.That expression is priceless. that expression.That expression is
priceless. We don't need the head scaffold boarding planes. My grandmother always did that too. Thank you, Martin. We hope you manage to get your kids out on to play equipment soon.

News time. Here's Jess. Good morning. Kevin Rudd has dropped in
on our troops in Afghanistan along with his wife, Therese Rein. Together they toured
Australia's Tarin Kowt base, praising the efforts of our troops. The trip means

the PM won't be asking
for an August 31 election date, despite more encouraging
poll results. The latest Galaxy poll shows Labor has gained two points
in the primary vote, taking it to 40%. The Coalition is steady at 44%. After preferences, that translates
to an even 50/50 split. World leaders have condemned
the deadly violence in Egypt, calling for calm. Hospitals are reporting more
than 100 people have been killed in the mass demonstrations. Tens of thousands
of opposing prot