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The weapon takes aim - Dean Robinson's explosive interview
on Essendon's drug scandal. Now comes the fallout. DAVID KOCH: New this morning,
friendly fire - Kevin Rudd's brother
gives Tony Abbott a wrap. Up in smoke - how much more
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Kochie and Mel.

Good morning. The Mastin family
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Imagine Christmas at their place, they are obviously a very talented

Last night,
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But we'll kick things off
with our special coverage Here's Nat.

Good morning. Essendon is seeking legal advice after more explosive claims
in the drugs scandal which has engulfed the AFL club. In an exclusive interview
with the Seven Network, former high performance manager
Dean Robinson says coach James Hird
was the driving force behind Essendon's
supplements program. Robinson was stood down in February
and says he's been made a scapegoat to protect Hird. I was threatened that I'd be ruined
by Danny Corcoran. He said, "You resign,
or we'll destroy ya."

The first group of asylum seekers
to be sent to Papua New Guinea under the Rudd Government's
border policy are expected to arrive at
Manus Island in the next few hours. The group of around 40 asylum
seekers are due to touch down at around 7:30 this morning. The flight had been delayed
due to bad weather. 18 boats carrying more
than 1,400 people have arrived in Australian waters since Kevin Rudd announced
the PNG policy. Roger Dean, the man accused of
starting a deadly nursing home fire in Sydney, will be sentenced today. The former nurse is set
to learn his fate over the deaths of 11 residents
who died in a blaze at the Quakers Hill Nursing home. Dean has pleaded guilty
to 11 counts of murder and 8 counts
of grievous bodily harm. He is facing
a possible life sentence. Tax on cigarettes will be increased
by 60% over the next four years as the Government desperately tries
to plug a black hole in the budget. The Treasurer is expected to
announce the 12.5 yearly increase to the excise.

It would raise $5.3 billion
over the four years. We need to get serious on this major
driver of cancer in Australia. 15,000 Australians die
of tobacco-related cancer each year. Cricket Australia
and former coach Mickey Arthur have struck an out-of-court deal over his claims he was unfairly
sacked on the eve of the Ashes. Both parties spent almost 13 hours
in conciliation talks at the Fair Work Commission
in Sydney before they came
to a confidential agreement. It was a real pity that we had
to launch a legal proceedings but I'm glad we came
to a settlement. It's believed Arthur will pocket
less than the $4 million he was asking for. Still ahead,
'X Factor' creator Simon Cowell is going to become a father
for the first time. But wait till you hear
who's the mummy. But first, here's Kochie. Thanks, Nat.

In finance news:

The Dow Jones is just closing at the moment, down about 15 points. It has been a bit of a turn around in the last 30 minutes or 60 minutes. We will talk about that shortly. European markets were generally up. To our region yesterday and we eked out a 9 and a 5 point gain.

Overnight the US Federal Reserve announced its interest rates decision and talk of some decision and talk of stimulus. Big Cases for our dollar and the share market. Craig is with us. What has been the outcome?In the financial Jordan, they have got a term called Dovish. It's not chafing at the bit to wind back the stimulus that is applying in the economy. At the moment, it's printing money. It has interest rates at zero. They say the economy is only travelling at a modest rate. It's concerned that inflation is too low at the moment rather than too high so there had been concerns that the US would stop the printing presses and at some point lift interest rates. They are not shaving at the bit to do that. Against that, last night, we had some really strong economic data. The US economy is improving. But the financial markets have been betwi xwrks t and between. Everything seems to seems to be going OK at the moment. We have finished the meeting for another month. The US dollar, a little bit stronger. That's why our dollar is below 90 US cents.Thank you, Craig. Time for sports with Beretts.

Beretts has the sport.

Australian captain Michael Clarke
has dismissed reports his back problem may force him
into early retirement. Shane Warne passed on some tips ahead of tonight's
third Ashes test. The teenager wasn't even born when Warne delivered his iconic
'ball of the century' at Old Trafford 20 years ago. Warne also bowled to Clarke who insists an honourable draw
won't be good enough. Definitely not good enough We've gotta win the next three test
matches to win the series. That's why we are here. We'll be doing everything we can
to win this test. David Warner is expected
to come in for Phil Hughes with Steve Smith set
to overcome his back injury. The NRL has ordered a review of its
often criticised salary cap rules. The introduction of a marquee
allowance is a high priority to ensure the likes of Sonny Bill
Williams stay in rugby league. We are in a competitive market
for players and we want to make sure we do attract the likes
of the Sonny Bills and the Folaus and once we attract them, we want
to make sure we can keep them. Smith hopes a new salary cap system
will make it harder for other codes to poach the NRL's best talent. Melbourne Demons caretaker coach
Neil Craig concedes as their search
for a new coach drags on. Former number one draft pick Jack
Watts has delayed contract talks and Craig says he understands
the decision. Meantime, the Crows have lost
Rory Sloane to an eye injury ahead of this weekend's Showdown
against Port Adelaide. The ACT Brumbies will fly
to New Zealand today ahead of Saturday's super rugby
final against the Chiefs in Hamilton.

Fans gathered at Canberra airport
last night to farewell the team as they travelled to Sydney
for a stopover. The Brumbies believe they're capable
of overcoming a hostile Kiwi crowd.

Bring that on, go Brumbies, let's give them another big send off on the way to New Zealand. Are you playing the ball of the century again in sport?Would you like to see it?You can't ever see it enough.Let's check in with Eddy. I like Warnie's hair at the time. Sorry, Eddy. How are you doing. You went whale watching yesterday. I can't wait to find out how you wet. And we are whale watching today as well. Aboard 'Whale Song'. I have never been a gambler that we are taking a bit of a risk that we will see a whale this morning. Have a listen to this from underneath the water. There is a microphone Down Under the water recording the sound. Have a look at this. This is what we shot yesterday afternoon. We came out aboard the boat, absolutely spectacular. The unique thing about Hervey Bay is the whales come into the bay here and play with the boats. They use it as a bit of a holiday stop off, travelling north to south on their way back down to the Southern Ocean. It was amazing. If you have never been whale watching before, you are in for a real treat. Even if you have been in other parts of Australia, other parts of the world, it is something very special and very different here. I can't wait to show it to you. They are very play full, quite cute in a sort of 40 tonne way. Let's take a look at your weather.

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I've put out a call on the local news, if anyone wanted to come with us. But you had to be at the marina at us. But you had to be at the marina at 3 am this morning. I didn't think anyone would turn up. Look who has turned up. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) turned up. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE). There is a distinct lean on the boat at this moment. We will spread everybody out. Thank you so much for coming so early. They are here for the next five hours by the time it takes us to get back to the marina. Carol is my favourite who looks like an Eskimo. It's a bit chillier than it should be. This will be a really fun morning.That will be great. Eddy, looking forward to it. Wonderful.

Ahead this Sunrise -
the beautiful people - we head into the outback
with Jen Hawkins and Kris Smith. And, supplements, scandal and spin. What now for the Bombers? Our special coverage of
Dean Robinson's explosive interview continues, next.

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The Essendon drug scandal
has deepened after former performance manager
Dean Robinson gave an explosive interview
to Seven's Luke Darcy. Robinson says the club's coach
James Hird asked him about the use of banned substances. He raised hexarelin with us, yes. He also claims
Hird had a close relationship with controversial sports
scientist Steven Dank, who he says was evasive about
supplements given to players. It was found Steve was keeping
the invoices to himself. He said it was amino acids. I said, "What?" He said, "Just amino." He wouldn't give me the answer. Robinson also accused James Hird
of lying about the number of times he was injected
with the substance hexarelin. Hird has rejected those claims. Seven sports reporter Tom Browne
is at Essendon headquarters and Sunrise correspondent
Nick Etchells is at AFL House. Tom, what else did Robinson claim
last night?

Good morning, Mel, we just heard a couple of Robinson's claims there. There were more in a wide ranging interview. He was particularly damning of James Hird, he said that damning of James Hird, he said James had asked him to look at a cream. He was damning of the Essendon leadership, saying nobody dared cross James Hird. In relation to David Zaharakis, he was the only player who has not participated in the treatment. There may have been a couple of other players. Robinson revealed that he had even considered suicide. In relation to Essendon footy manager, Danny Corcoran, he was very damning. Let's hear what Robinson had to say

I was threatened that I'd be ruined
by Danny Corcoran. He said, "You resign,
or we'll destroy ya."

Tom, how has Essendon responded?

Well, Kochie, Essendon responded at about 10.30, just towards the end of the panel discussion and this what they said.

They are coming from a disgunt ld, ex employee. They are outrageous in nature and the club is seeking appropriate legal action. That was Essendon's response last night. We expect to hear perhaps further from them today.

Nick, there's been a huge reaction
to this on social media, hasn't there?

No surprise that Twitter just lit up after that interview, from fans, the general public and also from a general public and also from handful of Essendon players. I James Hird

James You could break the Tweets down in half, there were James Hird supporters and Essendon fans tended to take the position that Robinson had a vendetta against Hird. Others said what reason would he have to come on television and live. They found his THE INTERPRETER view very convincing..The AFL hasn't responded officially at this stage. If they do, we will bring it to you. But gents, chat later in the program.Tom and Nick

Dean Robinson raised
some worrying claims about how he's coping with all this. More on that at 6:45. Also, doctors say the cigarette
price hike will help people quit. So should the Government
just ban smoking? And behind the scenes
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Two weeks ago we visited
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food, water and hygiene products. Profits from every purchase pay
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And now, Woolworths has agreed
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This is a huge shot in the arm for Thankyou

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The biggest corruption inquiry
in New South Wales history is making headlines this morning. 'The Australian' says the Independent Commission
Against Corruption has found former Labor government ministers
Eddie Obeid and Ian MacDonald engaged in corrupt conduct. The pair could now face
criminal charges as a result of their time in office. The 'Sydney Morning Herald' calls it
"Labor's Shame". The findings also have
federal implications. 'The Daily Telegraph' says Kevin Rudd can't cover up
the stench of corruption. Simon Benson says the New South
Wales branch is so toxic that even after its death,
it will leach poison into the ALP. And the PM is facing some friendly
fire from his brother too. Well go live to Mr Rudd's
Brisbane electorate soon for that.

It has a lot that story, doesn't it? You read the details.There is so much you can't talk about.

A Queensland school is seeing red after a helicopter towing an ad
for Sexpo flew over in full view of students. Northside Christian College
has released a statement

What's your view? Is the sign that inappropriate?
Does the school have a case?

Do they want to close off the airspace over the school, maybe, that could be a good idea. Nobody could ever flyover them. Sky could ever flyover them. Sky writers could do it on the other side of the sky.It just says Sexpo. There are no pictures.Surely.If it was a billboard across from the school, fair enough, you would have a problem, but just flying over.With pictures, naughty bits.

The Seven News headlines are next. Then, where to buy right now. The top suburbs,
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Good morning. The Essendon Football Club's former
high performance manager has made more stunning claims that led to the club
being investigated by anti-doping authorities. In an exclusive interview
aired on the Seven Network, Dean Robinson says coach James Hird
was the driving force behind Essendon's
supplements program.

Dean Robinson was once one of James
Hird's most trusted colleagues. But since Robinson
was stood down in February, they haven't spoken. His actions,
the way he has handled himself... ..I've got no respect for the guy
anymore.

If it was honourable,
he'd stand down. Robinson says he's been made
a scapegoat to protect Hird. I was threatened that I'd be ruined
by Danny Corcoran. He said, "You resign,
or we'll destroy ya." And in the wake of the scandal,
even considered taking his own life. And it's only been in those moments that I've seen my kids,
I've seen my wife and the family, and I've gone, "If I leave them,
who's going to look after them?" Robinson maintains
he did nothing wrong during his tenure with the club.

He says he was simply
following orders and it was Hird
who was the driving force in the club's supplements program. Following last night's program the Essendon Football Club
released this statement:

Former nurse Roger Dean
will be sentenced today over the deaths of 11 elderly
residents at a Sydney nursing home. Dean faces a possible life sentence
for the murders of the residents who died in a huge fire
at the Quakers Hill nursing home in November 2011.

He has pleaded guilty
to 11 counts of murder.

Sacked Australian cricket coach
Mickey Arthur says he is happy
with an out-of-court settlement in his case
against Cricket Australia. The deal was sealed late last night after marathon conciliation talks
lasting more than 13 hours. Arthur was seeking his job back
or $4 million compensation after being dismissed. There are hopes
a new tax hike on cigarettes could help discourage young people
from taking up smoking. The Federal Government
will unveil plans today that will see smokers slugged
with a 12.5% tax hike on cigarettes every year.

The increase on packets of smokes is expected to raise
more than $5 million.

Kevin Rudd's brother has weighed
in to the election speculation. In a surprise move - Greg Rudd
has given Tony Abbott a wrap. Sunrise reporter Michelle Tapper
is in Brisbane with more. Good morning, Michelle. Who does Greg Rudd want
to be the prime minister?

Well, Nat, Greg Rudd says he doesn't care who wins the election. The brotherly brawl is front and centre of thekmhier mail today with comments like " comments like "With a brother like this, who needs enemies? this, who needs enemies?" this, who needs enemies?". Greg Rudd is standing as a Independent for the Senate. He says he will split his preferences between his brother and Tony Abbott. Greg Rudd lives in Kevin's electorate which is where we are this morning but he does say that his personal vote will go for his brother because if he doesn't vote for Kevin, his sister will never talk to him again and his mother will probably rise from the grave. So, it just seems that Greg Rudd is Rudd grave. So, it just seems that Greg Rudd is trying to keep everyone happy or at least appease them but you would have to think that comments like this are going to go down like a hot bucket of sick in the Rudd household today. There is no secret that they have had a pretty tense relationship for quite some pretty tense relationship for quite pretty tense relationship for some time. I don't think he will be invited around for dinner at the lodge any time soon.You can't choose your relatives as my nanna used to say.I would have used led balloon.I what I have saidIt sure drives home the point. This is ten times worse than any lead balloon.

In finance news:

The All Ords finished its best month since October 2011.

It looks though there is a global roaming war starting between telecommunications. Vodafone has announced a plan for where $ announced a plan for where $5 a day, maximum unlimited calls, unlimited text messages, $ text messages, $5 a day if you are travelling in the US, UK or New Zealand.Fantastic.Hopefully it's a start between all the telcoes. Global roaming charges are outrageous. Time for sport. Here is Beretts.

NRL boss Dave Smith has urged
players to tell the truth when interviews with the anti-doping
authority resumes today. The Cronulla Sharks will provide
the bulk of the 30 players and support staff who will be interrogated by ASADA. Let's get it done - some of the players turn up,
let's respect everybody's rights but let's tell the truth
and move on. The interview process is expected
to last until the end of August.

St Kilda forward Ahmed Saad
faces a 2-year ban from the AFL following his positive drug test. It's understood
the 23-year-old claims to have unknowingly taken
a banned stimulant. The Saints say

the substance is permitted
for out-of-competition use but banned on match days. Even if Saad argues
he didn't know the drug was banned. He's still likely to cop
a lengthy suspension.

David Warner's test exile
is set to end in game three of the Ashes series
at Old Trafford tonight. He's expected to come
in for Phil Hughes and Steve Smith is likely to play
after overcoming a back problem. Leg spin legend Shane Warne shared
some tips with our spinners at training.

It's 20 years since Warne
captivated the cricket world with his iconic 'ball of the
century' dismissal of Mike Gatting.

If you've got a moment, take a look at this. Unbelievable.He has done it.Also known as that ball, the unplayable ball but anyway!

James Magnussen is through
to the 100m freestyle final at the World Swimming championships
in Barcelona. The defending champion
qualified fourth fastest and says he's ready to go faster
in the final. Christian Sprenger went agonisingly
close to another gold medal, beaten by Cameron Van Der Burgh
in the 50m breaststroke final by one hundredth of a second.

How cool is whale watching. Let's get out on the boat where we find Edwina. Have you got something? Do you see that big dark shape in the water. This is a live whale. It just happened. It's amazing. Jason is the skipper. You have been doing this for 18 years, do you still get amazed when you see them?Especially when you come out with people and you try to do something live. It has just swum straight into.What are they doing on their journey.Hervey Bay is really different. It's a rest stop for the whales. They come on their way south. They have done the migration up the coast. They have been north. Now they are starting to go back to their feeding grounds. To start with, we are seeing some of start with, we are seeing some the juveniles in the bay. We have had some singing so it's the adults that sing so yeah, they come in here and pull up for a few days. The mums bring their calfs in.What we are seeing there is the footprint in the water which is where the whale has been water which is where the whale has beenIt's the power of the tail as it goes up and down. It forces the water. There he is again.There we go. Spectacular. Let's take at the look at your weather. Let's hope none come up in the next 60 seconds.

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light showers in south-west WA. A high is keeping the rest of
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I am paying too much attention to the whales. We must thank Jason, it's his birthday, he has woken up super early to bring us out here. You can approach the whales up to 100 metres, then it's up to them. You stop the boat and they can come to you. We will be stationary here as they play around us.Have you got a call, like a little whistle or something?No, you just wave at them, apparently and they see you. Keep doing that.They love that.We were wondering why people were waving at the whales.I was wondering why. They can see people waving.

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of the Essendon supplements scandal. Dean Robinson reveals
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Georgina Mastin had
some big shoes to fill when she auditioned
on 'The X Factor' last night. She's the younger sister
of 2011 winner Reece Mastin. But she impressed
the judges enough to get through to the next round. We'll meet her a little later on. The Essendon Football Club
has hit back at explosive claims by former
performance manager Dean Robinson that coach James Hird
was the driving force behind the Bombers'
supplements program. In a statement issued after Robinson
made the claims last night on Seven,

the club said the allegations
were without foundation. It described Robinson
as a disgruntled, disaffected and discredited ex-employee adding the club is seeking
legal advice. In Robinson's interview
with Luke Darcy, he also told of the personal impact
of the supplements scandal. There are days
when I couldn't sleep. There are days where... ..numerous days where I thought
about suicide. And it's only been in those moments that I've seen my kids,
I've seen my wife and the family, and I've gone, "If I leave them,
who's going to look after them?" It's a Hot Topic this morning. So let's bring in Seven commentator
Derryn Hinch and Greg Cary from 4BC in Brisbane. Derryn, during this whole saga,
there's been a lot of focus on whether the team should
or shouldn't play in the finals. But seeing Robinson there shows the personal impact
which we sometimes forget about.

Yeah, the personal cost is massive for a lot of people. I've got a few points to make. I know this sounds frivolous but the Oscar nominations aren't you, James Hird should get one. He said " one. He said "I am shocked, I knew nothing". Number two, he said that he was the coach of the same press conference. I " conference. I "I am the coach and I take responsibility" he is the last man standing. They have got a Hird mentality. His CEO have gone, the big issue here, if this was America, all those players accused would have been stood down by now. They would not be playing. The bigger issue down the track and you think of the personal costs here, look ten years from now, I've said this before, you are going to have a player from Essendon, a young man as a teenager who was sent to the club by his parents. He gets married and his wife gives birth to a deformed kid. The human toll could be horrendous. The human toll could be horrendous.. It's not just Essendon and the AFL where allegations are being made about drug use. Do you think we will ever get to the bottom of what is going on across all codes?I don't think there is any doubt that we will. We absolutely will. I aaKangaroo with a lot of what Derryn said. James Hird should have stood down or should have been stood down, I think his position is untenable, Dean made a couple of telling points. He said points. He said whatever James Hird wanted, James Hird got. That's not good. He also said, he being Dean was only following order. That was only following order. That's the newer em Berg defence. It will come out in the watch. People watching now all around the country will be going through various bad times in their life as Dean their life as Dean Robinson clearly is. It doesn't matter how good or bad it is, it doesn't last day. The new day dauns, he has to remember that.Really good point, Greg, thank you for that. Thank you, we will catch you next week.

The real estate market
looks set to ramp up with latest figures showing
buyer activity is on the rise. Lower interest rates
and improved buyer confidence have seen a rise in house prices
over the June quarter. So what are the hottest suburbs
right now? Louis Christopher from SQM Research
is here to run us through the places to buy. Good morning.

It is spreck property season. So let's kick it off. Top buy, kick off with Brisbane.So, what we have done with this list here is that we are picking suburbs which have got very picking suburbs which have got very good long term performance. When you think of property, I always think other of of over the next ten years. I am not about to pick ones which will light up over the next few months. These are months. These are real blue chip suburbs, very well known suburbs in the inner Brisbane area.Sydney now. Sydney, I've paged basically the inner east there.

I do have Blacktown there, that's an up and coming area. The infrastructure is Sydney's west is helping that area.Big supply of Melbourne of coming on in inner Melbourne.Those are suburbs which are not effected affected by that supply. That's in Southbank and dock land. It's always persistent. These areas here, once again very long-term performance where wages growth is growing above the city wide average.In Adelaide, a beach view seems to be the theme.I stuck with all the beaches. Sorry, I with all the beaches. Sorry, didn't go with poured, Kochie. Beach side areas, always in demand as I am sure you are in demand.Perth.Over all, I have to say, I am becoming increasingly caution of Perth. These areas are areas where we are seeing very low evacuate rates. So that's the reason why I picked those suburbs.They are the suburbs with good long-term prospects, with all your stam much duties and legal fees and real estate agent fees, you need to be in there Seven to ten years. Buying and selling are 8% of the property's value. That's why you can't flip property in the short term.Election having an impact.We think many vendors are holding off their properties, that's what is Crowe ating a shortage in Sydney. -- creating

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Come and have a bit of a look around:I am nervous. We have got a lot of acting to do.I am a sexy suck.I don't know what I am wearing.I don't think I've drawn the short straw.Great outfit.It's like the gift that keeps on giving. Can you imagine if the beat also were around today, they would be on the cover of 'GQ' and they would have a line of cosmetics for girls and a fragrance. They are taking over everything in pop culture land.

Simon Cowell is going to become
a father. Is this true?

Well, he has not confirmed that yet but it sort of but it sort of went everywhere today based on a report, 'People' magazine is confirming this. It's rather sordid in a soap opera kind of way if we are to believe, is that the lady who is expecting Simon's first child is the wife of one of his good friend. Her name, Lauren Silverman, here in New York City. She has been estranged from her husband who a is pal of Simon. They seem to have connected in an 'X Factor' kind of way and we are waiting for some confirmation from Simon's camp. It's ironic he said " ironic he said "If he had children, he would go nuts". Now we will find out.He was trying to console her with a bit of counselling.Hands on!

The top stories now on Sunrise. The weapon takes aim - Dean Robinson's explosive interview
on Essendon's drug scandal. Now comes the fallout. New this morning, friendly fire - Kevin Rudd's brother
gives Tony Abbott a wrap.

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interview continues. Here's Nat.

Good morning.

Essendon is seeking legal advice
after more explosive claims in the drugs scandal
which has engulfed the AFL club. In an exclusive interview
with the Seven Network, former high performance manager
Dean Robinson says coach James Hird
was the driving force behind Essendon's
supplements program. Robinson was stood down in February and says he's been made a scapegoat
to protect Hird. I was threatened that I'd be ruined
by Danny Corcoran.

He said, "You resign,
or we'll destroy ya." Robinson says Hird also asked him
to investigate a cream he believed to be
a banned testosterone. For more on this we're joined
by Seven sports reporter Tom Browne at Essendon headquarters. And Sunrise correspondent
Nick Etchells is at AFL house. First to you, Tom,
what has Essendon had to say?

Well, good morning, Nat, I think the latest is that Essendon is particularly upset with those claims by Robinson that Hird asked him to investigate an undetectible substance based on Hird's trip to New York. Essendon has released a strongly worded statement last night, shortly after the show the club acknowledges that Dean Robinson appears to be under a huge amount of pressure. However, the series of allegations made by Dean Robinson on Channel 7 are totally without foundation. They are coming from a disgruntled, disaffected ex-employee. The club is seeking appropriate legal advice. Obviously, we can analyse that statement in a number of ways. The word " number of ways. The word "Discredited" I don't think there is nothing that has discredited Dean Robinson. We are asking the viewers to make up their own minds.Nick, they were absolutely damning allegations, particularly against James Hird last night. Have any players responded today?Yeah players responded today?Yeah yeah, certainly a number of players, some of them from Essendon Football Club. They took to Twitter after that interview to make their feelings known. I will read Jason, Winderlich, wrote " Winderlich, wrote

so did Jake Carlisle who tweeted.

The interview doesn't seem to have changed the mind of many Essendon supporters who also took to Twitter last night. They largely were speaking out in favour of Hird and won't hear a bad word about him and said essentially said that they didn't believe Robinson. Others were slight down the middle, others seemed to feel that he had no reason to lie and was very convincing. So, again, the football population, particularly of Melbourne, seems to be split down the middle on this one.Thank you very much, Nick and Tom. We will have more on this in about ten minutes on Sunrise

Former nurse Roger Dean
is set to learn his fate today over the deaths of 11 elderly
residents at a Sydney nursing home. Dean will be sentenced this morning for the murders of the residents
who died in a huge fire at the Quakers Hill nursing home
in November 2011. He's pleaded guilty
to 11 counts of murder along with eight counts
of grievous bodily harm.

The first group of asylum seekers
to be sent to Papua New Guinea under the Rudd Government's
border policy are expected to arrive
at Manus Island this morning. The group of around 40 asylum
seekers are due to touch down in the next half hour. The flight had been delayed
due to bad weather. Criminal charges could be laid against former New South Wales
ministers Eddie Obeid and Ian McDonald Seven News reporter Lee Jeloseck
joins me now. Good morning, Lee. What's been the fallout
from the corruption hearing?

They sure were, it didn't take long for Ian McDonald and Eddie Obeid to release statements damning those finding, suggesting that they will be challenging these in the Supreme Court. While they are working on that, the ICAC will be working on a brief of evidence which will be given to the director of public prosecutions who will decide what, if any kharnles should be if any kharnles should be laid. There has been some concern that perhaps the size of this investigation, the complexity may make it too much for the director to handle but the premier has told Seven News, he will give it whatever row sources are needed to even sure that justice is served. Nat.Thank you very much for the update, Lee.

And soon on Sunrise - can Kevin Rudd avoid the corruption
scandal in New South Wales Labor? Plus, see what the PM's brother
is saying about Tony Abbott. We'll go live to Mr Rudd's Brisbane
electorate soon. But first, here's Kochie.

Wall Street finished down 21 points. Economic growth figures showed an annual economic growth in the second quarter of 1. quarter of 1.7% quarter of 1.7%. The boss of the Federal quarter of 1.7%. The boss of the Federal Reserve said stimulus will still be going. They will keep the printing presses going in America. He is worried about the low inflation rate and the possibility of deflags.

We had the best monthly performance in July since October.

Some encouraging credit figures out yesterday in Australia, showed we are starting to borrow again. Craig James from CommSec with all the details. Craig, a welcome kick along for the economy, isn't it?It is a welcome kick along. What the Reserve Bank would like to see is a little bit more confidence. Particularly by the business community. That's something it harped upon this week. Business credit up by half of 1% Business credit up by half of 1%. That's the best of the growth. One of the strongest increased in outstanding loans was by profit investors. We had a 10th increase. So, slowly but showerly, people are starting to embrace the low levels of interest rates. Seize the opportunities out there in the economy. That doesn't mean to say the Reserve Bank won't be cutting interest rates next week. It's almost London to a brick to be cutting interest rate next week but perhaps we are going to be getting towards right at the bottom in terms of interest rates when they do cut next week.All right, Craig, thank you for that. Tony you for that. Catch you next time. Time for Beretts.

Australian captain Michael Clarke
has dismissed reports his back problem may force him
into early retirement. Shane Warne passed on some tips
to rookie spinner Ashton Agar at training ahead
of tonight's third Ashes test. The teenager wasn't even born when Warne delivered his iconic
'ball of the century' at Old Trafford 20 years ago. Warne also bowled to Clarke who insists an honourable draw
won't be good enough. Definitely not good enough We've gotta win the next three test
matches to win the series. That's why we are here. We'll be doing everything we can
to win this test. David Warner is expected to come in
for Phil Hughes with Steve Smith set
to overcome his back injury.

The NRL has ordered a review of its
often criticised salary cap rules. The introduction of a marquee
allowance is a high priority to ensure the likes of Sonny Bill
Williams stay in rugby league. We are in a competitive market
for players and we want to make sure we do attract the likes
of the Sonny Bills and the Folaus and once we attract them,
we wanna make sure we can keep them. Smith hopes a new salary cap system
will make it harder for other codes to poach the NRL's best talent.

Melbourne Demons caretaker coach
Neil Craig concedes the AFL strugglers are vulnerable
to losing players as their search
for a new coach drags on. Former number one draft pick Jack
Watts has delayed contract talks and Craig says he understands
the decision. Meantime, the Crows have lost
Rory Sloane to an eye injury ahead of this weekend's Showdown
against Port Adelaide. The ACT Brumbies will fly
to New Zealand today ahead of Saturday's super rugby
final against the Chiefs in Hamilton. Fans gathered at Canberra airport
last night to farewell the team as they travelled to Sydney
for a stopover. The Brumbies believe they're capable
of overcoming a hostile Kiwi crowd.

Yeah,On the field and play well you mean.Thump them. Kick butt. They are going to do really well. I am very confident. No, not thump them, thump them. Our whole family is like, I have to be out but the boys will be at home watching. They have got the meals sorted and they have all got their jumpers all ready to go. A big night in our house.

Now to today's weather.

You are making all of us want to come up to Hervey Bay.You here oh would you from the other end of the boat, you race up. That's what we have just heard from the other end. We have got a couple of hump back whales circling us. One of the whales we saw has followed us up here. That's how keen they are to play with the boats in lar I have bay. You forget that they go down for 40 minutes to breathe. So they could spend quite a bit of time under the water. They like to come up to the surface here. Their lungs are about the are about the size of a small car. You are looking out. Waiting for the blow hole. Trent is going to run over the other side. We have got a microphone underneath the water. You can hear the sounds that they make. It is something quite incredible to see these see these huge monsters of the close, up so close, just popping their heads out of their heads out of the water. There are two of them here, they are just playing together this morning. What a special, special way to wake up. I tell you what, we have brought half of Hervey Bay with us this morning. We put the call out on the local news for just a few people to come down. The catch was you had to be here at 3 am to get out here. We had about - there he is. We had so many people turn up to share this experience with us. We hope you are loving it in the studio and at home. That is simply magical. There is nowhere else in the world where you can see hump backs just like this. Let's take a look at the weather.

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He or she has just moved over to the other side of the boat. We are on track to have the hottest year on record. I know where you are in Sydney, it has been in very, very warm. In Melbourne, they have had their hottest July on record. The Sunshine Coast, and Adelaide as well. Hottest July in 38 years. Gee, it is a beautiful way to wake up here in Queensland this morning. It sure is. It makes you appreciate nature, doesn't it? And the simple things in life. Eddy, see you in half an hour for another dose.

The Essendon drug scandal
has deepened after former performance manager
Dean Robinson gave an explosive interview
to Seven's Luke Darcy. Robinson says the club's coach
James Hird asked him about the use
of banned substances. He raised hexarelin with us, yes. He also claims
Hird had a close relationship with controversial
sports scientist Steven Dank It was found Steve was keeping
the invoices to himself. He said it was amino acids. I said, "What?" He said, "Just amino." He wouldn't give me the answer. Robinson also accused James Hird Hird has denied those claims.

AFL commentator Cameron Ling
joins us now from Geelong. Good morning. You worked alongside Dean Robinson
for three years in Geelong. In his interview with Luke Darcy, he revealed the scandal
has pushed him to the brink. There are days when I couldn't
sleep. There are days where... ..numerous days
where I thought about suicide. And it's only been in those moments that I've seen my kids,
I've seen my wife and the family, and I've gone, "If I leave them,
who's going to look after them?"

Cameron, is that the Dean Robinson
you know?

Yeah, it is, Kochie. That's really hard to watch. It was hard to watch it last night. It's hard to watch anyone going through that sort of situation especially a guy with four young kids, two sets of twins. A loving wife. It's a real shame that the situation has got that far for him. But also, for the others involved. I think the worst part of it all is the human toll. We heard last week about David Evans and the fact that he is really battling with his health. James Hird would be going through a lot. All the families would be going through a lot. It's a real shame that it's got this far. And we can only hope that it gets sorted out pretty quickly. So these people can try and move on eventually.Essendon have put out a statement in response, very aggressively, basically saying everything Dean Robinson was saying was everything Dean Robinson was saying was false. That it was a disgruntled, discredited, angry former employee. Dean Robinson as a bloke.As a bloke, Kochie, he's from my time with him, three years at the Geelong footy club, he was a good guy. Really hard working guy and really good at his job. I don't know what has gone on at the Essendon football club so I can't comment on what he has done since his time when I was working with him. We got to remember though, last night's interview by Dean Robinson was one person's opinion. His opinion on what had gone on. I am sure there are lots of different takes on what happened. Who is to blame, what exactly went on, all those different things. So we have to remember that as much as it was some pretty powerful stuff coming from Dean, that's his perspective. That's his take on things. As I said I am sure others have got different views. We will find that out when the ASADA report comes out. I think we are all waiting for that to come out so we can get some more answers on what went on. went on..Essendon footballers have taken to Twitter to support their coach, James Hird. What sort of I am path would thesalgaigss have on the club's culture and particularly the players? It would be hard for the players. I have been amazed how well the players have handled everything that has been going on. They kept on winning games. Even in the really tough weeks when there has been a lot of news going on, they have managed to go interstate and win big games. They have managed to get themselves enough themselves enough winning toss in the top four. I think the top four. I think eventually the constant attention of it all, means it will wear away at them. They know James Hird on a really personal level. He is their senior coach. So it would be hard to - for them to see him going through all of this. They would know his family. They would know what his family is going through. As I touched on at the start. Seeing Dean Robinson like that. For the players, it would be hard to see James Hird and the other Essendon people going through this as well. I think it's a really tough situation for everyone, especially the players.All right, mate, thank you for joining us. Here is Mel.

Kevin Rudd and Federal Labor
will be anxiously waiting, monitoring the fallout from the biggest corruption inquiry
in New South Wales history. 'The Daily Telegraph' says
the PM can't cover up the stench. Former ministers Eddie Obeid
and Ian McDonald were found by the Independent
Commission Against Corruption to have acted corruptly

and could now face criminal charges.

Kevin Rudd is also under fire
from within his own family this morning.

Sunrise correspondent
Michelle Tapper joins us now from the PM's Brisbane electorate. Michelle, Kevin's brother has
been talking up Tony Abbott?

Yes, well it certainly is garnering him a lot of publicity. That's for sure. He says Tony Abbott is good company and he doesn't care who wins the elect. He left me a message this morning saying that he is not playing party politics, he is just doing what is best for the country but have a look at the front page of the 'Courier Mail'. I think he is doing what is best for him which is garnering a bit of publicity, maybe he has taken a leave out of his brother's book who certainly knows how to drum up a headline. He will need all the publicity he can get here, he is running here, he is running as an Independent for the Senate. He is up against some larger than life carbon against some larger than life against some larger than against some larger than life
characters in the form of Bob Katter and Clive Palmer.It's jobs for the boys in Rudd's election campaign, Michelle?Yeah, maybe he thinks that they are going to be a little bit more loyal than his brother. In fact, his eldest son, Nicholas fact, his eldest son, Nicholas has been on the payroll for several weeks. He is a key advisor to his father and his youngest son Marcus has just joined the digital campaign strategy team. So it is ruffling a bit of feathers within the Rudd party but his youngest son is just a volunteer so it's a full on family affair for the Rudds. We have seen Therese, Jessica, the baby, in fact the only Rudd family member is we haven't seen is his dog, abbey but there is still plenty of time. I am sure we will see him walking the dog.It's only 20 past 7 on a Thursday morning. We will leave it with you. Thank you very much,

Cigarettes will soon burn an even
bigger hole in smokers' pockets with a tobacco tax hike
expected to be announced today. The Prime Minister says smoking-related illnesses cost
the nation $31.5 billion a year. We need to get serious about this
major driver of cancer in Australia. Chief political reporter Mark Riley
broke the extent of the increase on Seven News last night. Cigarette prices will rise
by 12.5% each year for four years, raising $5.3 billion.

I'm joined now by anti-smoking
campaigner Anne Jones. Good morning.

Anne, a tax increase will certainly
help raise revenue but will it really stop people
from smoking?

Well, look, we love it when Prime Ministers get serious about tobacco because there are so many benefits. So you because there are so many benefits. So you not only raise revenue but you reduce consumption by about 4% for every 10% increase. You also reduce the uptake of smoking by children. So it's a wiwin.I am children. So it's a wiwin.I always in a quandry over this, that it's so bad for us, but such a big revenue it's so bad for us, but such a big revenue earner for the economy. And for the budget. Why don't they just ban cigarettes or can they not afford to now? I think if you look at New Zealand. They are banning smoking by 2025. I think that's the direction we are heading in. But you need to take a lot of steps, reach a lot of milestones on the way to get there.Like what?Tax increasing tax is a - is the single most effective way of reducing consumption and raising revenue at the same time. We have recently had plain packaging. That is proven to be effective. We have tobacco sales out of sight. We have got the best ever support services for smokers to encourage them to quit. So we have got a lot of good things in place. I think this latest tax increase will this latest tax increase of good things in place. I think this latest tax increase will help us even further. The current rate of 15% is unaffordable.So you are really calling for the government to follow New Zealand as well. Ban smoking all together by 2025?That's a big step. I don't think the government is prepared to take that step.Do you think they should?If you set an end date, like you do for many diseases, you then work backwards. So you say if we want to get to 2 or 3% of the population smoking by 2025, what do we have to do to get there? Tax is a very effective way of getting there. Thank effective way of getting there. Thank you for joining us. Here is

Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson is a
step closer to being a single woman. Just weeks after explosive
photographs surfaced showing her businessman husband,
Charles Saatchi, holding her by the throat. Lawyers for the couple have filed
divorce papers in a London court. The power couple
were married for a decade. Sunrise UK correspondent
Martin Frizell joins us with the latest. Good morning, Martin. Martin, neither Nigella nor Saatchi
were at court for what was a brief hearing?

Yeah, very hum drum. They were 12th in a line of 14 couples getting divorced today at the High Court in Court 9. Ten careers of marriage, 60 seconds and it was all but over. The decree absolute comes in 6 weeks and one day's time. Neither was there. Nigella had flown in from Los Angeles. They didn't have to be there but she surprisingly was the one who brought the divorce. It was all thought that he was going to do. She signed those papers, the day after he appeared in a paper saying " after he appeared in a paper saying "I'm going to divorce her". What the grounds for the divorce quite frankly was, she frankly was, she ticked the box, his continuing unreasonable behaviour. One of the things that will come out, they are both very, very wealthy. Independently also clearly built up quite a fortune, do we know what will happen and to his art collection in particular?Yeah, he has been representing himself in this. We understand he hasn't gone to any legal brief. He handling it all tomorrow. He has replied to all the court papers, from Fiona Shackleton, she is one of the expensive barristers that Nigella has hired. There has been a pre-nup. He can keep his big art collection

.Gosh, whether they are famous or not, pretty horrific. I wish them all the best. Thank you for the update.

If you've entered the Cash Cow
competition, stay right where you are. The money has jackpotted and we're giving away 20 grand
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for Sexpo. Do you think it should be banned? And, keeping it in the family. Reece Mastin's little sister
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WA oh.A fat lot of good that has
done. You do need a code word to enter. We are going to give that to you in a little while. Sorry. I feel like we are teasing them. It's. It's 30,000.What would you do with 30 grand. You could have three weeks at El Questro, instead of just the one week that mire is giving away.I think I would have to go somewhere like Paris to think about what I would do.On a Friday, 30,000. Wow. Good luck with that.Get the milk ready. Time for the news, here is Nat.

Good morning. Essendon management and players
are rallying behind coach James Hird after more explosive claims
in the club's drugs scandal. In an exclusive interview
aired on the Seven Network, the club's former high performance
manager Dean Robinson said James Hird was the driving force behind Essendon's
supplements program.

Dean Robinson was once one of James
Hird's most trusted colleagues. But since Robinson
was stood down in February, they haven't spoken. His actions,
the way he has handled himself... ..I've got no respect for the guy
anymore. If it was honourable,
he'd stand down. Robinson says he's been made
a scapegoat to protect Hird. I was threatened that I'd be ruined
by Danny Corcoran. He said, "You resign,
or we'll destroy ya." And in the wake of the scandal,
even considered taking his own life. And it's only been in those moments that I've seen my kids,
I've seen my wife and the family, and I've gone, "If I leave them,
who's going to look after them?"

It's hard to watch anyone going through that situation, especially a guy with four young kids.

Robinson maintains
he did nothing wrong during his tenure with the club.

He says he was following orders, it was Hird who was the driving force in the drugs supplement program. Following last night's program, the Essendon Football Club released

A former nurse will be sentenced
in Sydney later today for killing 11 elderly residents
in a nursing home fire. Roger Dean used a cigarette lighter
to start the blaze at the Quakers Hill nursing home
in 2011. He's pleaded guilty
to 11 counts of murder along with eight counts
of causing grievous bodily harm. A man has been arrested and charged after a blind woman was indecently
assaulted at a Sydney train station. We brought you these security
pictures yesterday morning and police say the public appeal
helped them track down the man. The woman was touched on the breast
in an elevator at Ashfield before being followed
onto the train. A 25-year-old man will face court
today. Cricket Australia
and former coach Mickey Arthur have struck an out-of-court deal over his claims he was unfairly
sacked on the eve of the Ashes. Both parties spent almost 13 hours
in conciliation talks at the Fair Work Commission
in Sydney before they came
to a confidential agreement. It was a real pity that we had
to launch a legal proceedings but I'm glad
we came to a settlement. It's believed Arthur will pocket
less than the $4 million he was asking for.

We'll soon be paying less
for some prescription medicines with the cost to drop
under federal changes. News Limited reports from today, 500 medications
will become $15 cheaper. The price falls, will save consumers
up to $120 a year. The Government is also expected
to list 16 new medicines on the subsidy scheme -

costing $917 million
over the next five years. NRL boss Dave Smith has urged
players to tell the truth when interviews with the anti-doping
authority resumes today. The Cronulla Sharks will provide
the bulk of the 30 players and support staff Let's get it done - some of the players turn up,
let's respect everybody's rights but let's tell the truth
and move on. The interview process is expected
to last until the end of August.

St Kilda forward Ahmed Saad
faces a 2-year ban from the AFL following his positive drug test. It's understood
the 23-year-old claims to have unknowingly taken
a banned stimulant. The Saints say the substance is permitted
for out-of-competition use but banned on match days. Even if Saad argues he didn't know
the drug was banned. He's still likely
to cop a lengthy suspension. David Warner's test exile
is set to end in game three of the Ashes series
at Old Trafford tonight. He's expected to come
in for Phil Hughes and Steve Smith is likely to play
after overcoming a back problem. Leg spin legend Shane Warne
shared some tips with our spinners at training. It's 20 years since Warne captivated
the cricket world with his iconic 'ball of the
century' dismissal of Mike Gatting.

James Magnussen is through
to the 100m freestyle final at the World Swimming championships
in Barcelona. The defending champion
qualified fourth fastest and says he's ready to go faste