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(generated from captions) This program is not captioned. This program is live captioned by Ericsson Access Services. Good morning, welcome to Weekend Breakfast, I'm Miriam Corowa.And I'm Ben Worsley. Pulling together - a massive community effort prevents flood disaster in Gawler, SA.

Also ahead - world leaders gather to pay their respects to former Israeli leader Shimon Peres.Crashing into retirement, the Rosetta spacecraft ends its historic mission hitting the comet it spent 12 years chasing. And the AFL's Western Bulldogs and the NRL's Sharks hope to end decades-old premiership droughts in a massive grand final weekend.

Hello, thanks for joining us. It's Saturday, 1 October.Also coming up on Weekend Breakfast, and staying with the AFL, with 2 sides preparing to face off in just a matter of hours, I know there is one man, a very large man, out there with torn allegiances. Barry Hall, famously played for both clubs during his career. 8 years at the Swans and 2 at the Bulldogs. Well he caught up with Nick Lockyer ahead of today's grand final and spoke about the incredible turnaround of the Bulldogs from easy beats to zbrand grand finalists. We'll get to hear from Barry Hall a little later this hour.I understand that his heart is with the Bulldogs.Well there you go. He ended his career with the Bulldogs but he played for so long with the Swans.He won a flag with the Swans and I watched the 2005 premiership grand final just the other day, being tragic. And gees, he played well. So it's a little sad for me that he's going for the Doggies but he didn't leave the Swans in great circumstances. He was basically forced out because he kept punching people. Let's see how hard Nick Lockyer goes on him in the interview later on today.It will be interesting to hear Barry's thoughts.Let's check the weather in the capitals..

To our top stories this morning - the SA SES says the river level at Gawler has peaked but water levels downstream are expected to rise throughout the day. Gawler is one of a number of towns across SA experiencing the brunt of flooding affecting the State following this week's severe storms. The SES says they're continuing to monitor the river and residents should remain vigilant but the peak of the Gawler River has moved through the catchment and is heading through the lower ends of the river.And in news just in, SA emergency services have issued a flood emergency warning for the town of Port Wakefield. Water levels there are rising in the Wakefield River and flooding is occurring. SES are advising residents to put their emergency flood action plans into place and they've warned residents who are planning to leave to do so now. Meanwhile, the NSW Government says the number of farmers reporting flood damage to their properties is expected to rise significantly. The Department of Primary Industries says more than 1.3 million hectares of land is already underwater but that's likely to increase as the rain continues and catchments overflow. It's calling on farmers to report stock and crop losses so the Government can understand the full extent of the damage and give support where it's needed most. Former Liberal MP Wyatt Roy has defended his decision to travel to Iraq against the Government's advice. Mr Roy became caught up in a fire fight between Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and the Islamic State group earlier this week. PM Malcolm Turnbull said the trip was "very stupid". Parking inspectors will still be operating in Melbourne's central business district this grand final weekend despite the majority taking strike action. The Australian Services Union claims only 6 to 8 inspectors turned up for work yesterday when they are normally up to 60 on patrol. The Melbourne City Council says it doesn't expect any major disruptions this weekend. World leaders have gathered for the funeral of one of the founders of Israel. Shimon Peres. Mr Peres, a former president and PM died on Wednesday at the age of 93. Peres shared a Nobel Prize for the peace accords he helped reach with the Palestinians in the 1990s. Alternate funeral, US President Barack Obama gently reminded the current leaders of the two States about the unfinished business of peace.The last of the founding generation is now gone. Shimon accomplished enough things in his life for 1,000 hen but he understood that it is better live to the very end of his time on Earth with a longing not for the past but for the dreams that have not yet come true. An Israel that is secure in a just and lasting peace with its neighbours.Europe's Rosetta probe has ended its 12-year comet chase by crash landing onto the icy surface. It collected insights into the formation of the solar system and they'ries about the origin of life on Earth. Images sent back are as powerful as Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon.Jewish groups have condemned a speech by the Philippine's President in which he compared his war on drugs to the Nazi holocaust. He said Hitler killed 3 million Jews and was prepared to do the same to the drug addicts in the Philippine. US the US-based Simon Wiesenthal Centre has based it as disgusting rhetoric. Moscow criticised the criminal investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 which killed nearly 300 people, 38 of them Australian. Earlier this week a team of international investigators said the missile launcher used to shoot down MH 17 over eastern Ukraine came from Russia.More than 10,000 people who live in the Indian-controlled area of Kashmir have been evacuated as tensions rise over increasing military action. Villagers who live near the line of control say gunfire has broken out between Indian and Pakistani troops following India's incursion into Pakistani-controlled areas this week. The Indians say its forces attacked terrorist camps inside the disputed area.US Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, has again attacked a former beauty queen who is supporting Hillary Clinton. Mr Trump urged his Twitter followers to check out an alleged sex tape of Venezuelan born Alicia Machado. He formerly called her Miss Piggy and Miss Housekeeping after putting on weight.Two stolen paintings by the Dutch master Vincent van Gough have been recovered by Italian police in Naples. Police say they recovered the paintings during a raid against the organised crime network, the Camorra. They were stolen in 2002. The museum says the covered pictures lack their frames and show some damage but appear to be in fairly good condition.And a new law introduced in the US State of California allows self-driving vehicles to be tested on public roads for the first time with no human back up. Media reports say that under the new laws, vehicles without steering wheels, brake pedals or accelerators can be tested at 2 locations. The vehicles will be limited to speeds of less than 56km/h.Now to sport with Georgie Tunney.

Later today, sentimental favourites the Western Bulldogs take on powerhouse Sydney for the AFL's ultimate prize at the MCG. Both teams lapped up cheers and well-wishers in Friday's grand final parade. The Swans' cocaptain Jarryd McVeigh and rising star Callum Mills are both fit and ready to play while there were mixed emotions for the Doggies players. Jordan Roughead is a definite starter after suffering bleeding in the eye last Saturday. But Matt Suckling and Lin Jong were contemplative, neither being able to force a start in the 22. For the Swans it's their third premiership decider in the last 5 years.All the talk is about the Western Bulldogs and Sydney Swans are just going under the radar at the moment. They will be sitting there smiling, training away, preparing but all the talk is about the Western Bulldogs and rightly so. It's been a great story so far.Cronulla and Melbourne are continuing their own preparations ahead of Sunday's NRL decider with an 80,000 plus crowd expected to roll up. It's estimated around 75% will be Sharks fans. Cronulla are chasing their first ever title having been in the competition since 1967 while the Storm will go into the match as favourites. And despite a flying start, the Australian cricket team has lost its opening one-dayer against South Africa by 6 wickets. Half-centuries to George Bailey and John Hastings weren't enough as the Proteas led by an incredible performance from opener Quinten de Kock, chased down the 295 run target inside 37 overs for the loss of only 4 wickets. And Ben and Miriam, I know a lot of focus is on the footy today, as it should be as well. But that innings by Quentin de Kock, the South African opener, 178 he scored off only 113 balls, 16 fours, 11 sixes, that's incredible. What a way to kick off an incredible huge day of sport. No-one came close to him. A bit of a poor start for the Aussies.Fantastic effort. Thank you, Georgie. And thank you for your company here on Weekend Breakfast. Still to come - the latest from the flood zone. We head to Gawler for an update on SA's weather crisis.The end of an era, after more than a decade of ground-breaking research, scientists deliver a fitting end to the Rosetta spacecraft.And one for the sports fans, we take a look at a big weekend for footy lovers as the Sydney/Melbourne rivalry plays out in the grand finals of both major codes.An emergency flood warning has been issues this morning for the SA community of Port Wakefield. The State Emergency Service has said the Wakefield River is continuing to rise and may threaten people's safety.The SES is warning residents who are planning on leaving the area or aren't adequately prepared, to consider leaving now. Meanwhile the town of Gawler, north of Adelaide, has avoided serious property damage after State Emergency Services crews worked through the night to protect residents from rising floodwaters. SES staff and volunteers spent the night sandbagging and reinforcing levies around Gawler River which peaked at around 10:00 last night. Reporter Ange Donnellan joins us now. Thank you for talking to us. It looks very wet there but I gather the worst fears weren't realised overnight?That's right. Thankfully the flood threat has disappeared here in Gawler. Residents had been bracing for the worst from a rising Gawler River, but they have been spared and no houses have been flooded. As you've mentioned the risk now is for residents west of here in Port Wakefield. The population there is about 500. Now they're at risk from a rising Wakefield River. From what I understand, the SES is currently door knocking homes in the town telling residents to sandbag their homes in preparation for flooding. The emergency flood warning has been issued for the town. We tried to get there this morning but unfortunately the main road in was blocked to traffic. After this cross we'll try again so we can bring you the latest from the ground there.So, Ange, obviously a massive effort has been under way involved in thwarting the floodwaters so far. Can you just describe for us the effort that's had to go into this?Well, here in Gawler the river here rose more than 8m before peaking at about 10:00pm last night. Emergency services were frantic in their efforts to prepare for flooding. They had help from the Australian Army in preparing about 30,000 sandbags. I was in the same spot yesterday and the waters are starting to recede. But if you can see by the railing the water was about at the same level as it is now. So it obviously picked up through the night and is starting to drop off. But to give you a perspective, there's a pedestrian bridge here which is meant to be over the river. That's actually drowning in the river. So this river is completely swollen and it will be some time, even though it is receding, before it goes back to the levels which it is normally and bearing in mind that in summer the rivers around here can be dry.Ange, we can see it's not raining at the moment but we can't see the sky. What's the forecast, what are the conditions going to be like today? Not too bad today but we're preparing, I think, for more rain on Monday. So there's no real relief for emergency services. Obviously they're grappling with the challenge ahead in Port Wakefield. And then there's also the clean up. While Gawler has been spared, north of here the Barossa was hit, properties there were inundated. Vineyards were flooded. Now grape growers say fortunately it looks like the grapes won't be affected but they've also got the task now of making sure that pests and diseases don't affect the quality of grapes. We've seen dairy producers, the loss of electricity, that's affected their operations. They've actually had to get rid of a whole lot of milk because it couldn't be refrigerated. So even while towns such as gall erp, no homes have been flooded here, the damage is extensive and it will take some time for people to get back on their feet and I will also mention, we obviously had that extensive power outage across the State, thankfully now Port Lincoln on the Eyre Peninsula, the fishing town there, that was actually without power for 48 hours. Food supplies were running short, petrol was running short. There was a line of cars waiting for petrol in the town. We shot some footage of that yesterday but they've now received power back so that's some good news for them.Ange Donnellan in Gawler, reporting there bringing us up to date on the flood situation.To overseas now and world leaders have gathered in Jerusalem to honour the life of the last surviving founding father of Israel, Shimon Peres.The Nobel Peace Prize laureate died this week at the age of 93.

A poignant final prayer for Shimon Peres. Mourned today by his family, and by world leaders who viewed him as a champion of peace.We gather here in the knowledge that Shimon never saw his dream of peace fulfilled. The region is going through a chaotic time. Threats are ever present. And yet he did not stop dreaming and he did not stop working.In death, he brought Palestinian and Israeli leaders together again, briefly. Mahmood Abbas was warmly welcomed to the funeral though the peace process here is all but dead. Israel's hawkish PM said Shimon Peres spent every minute trying to end the bloodshed.He was a great man of Israel. He was a great man of the world. Israel grieves for him, the world grieves for him. But we find hope in his legacy and does the world.Well as the tributes are being paid here now, there is a real sense that this is the end of an era. Shimon Peres was part of the fabric of Israel right from its birth. He's the last of the generation that helped to build the State. He occupied virtually every major post. Israelis are saying goodbye today, not just to an elder statesman but to a key part of their own history. Decades ago, it was Peres who helped buy weapons for Israel's farmee and who founded the country's nuclear program. In the 1970s, he supported the building of Jewish settlements on occupied Arab land. Many Palestinians will remember him as a man of war, not peace. After a long life, a complex legacy. Shimon Peres was taken for burial in the soil of the country he loved so much. Syrian activists estimate that more than 9,000 people have been killed by Russian air strikes since Moscow began its intervention in the civil war a year ago. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the debt includes almost 4,000 civilians.This month Russian and Syrian government forces launched a campaign to recapture the rebel-held sector of Aleppo. The World Health Organization says since then more than 300 people have been killed in eastern Aleppo including more than 100 children.This man says it's a miracle none of his family were killed in the progovernment air strike which destroyed their home. He says the air strikes are more frequent and more destructive since Russia began its bombing campaign a year ago.TRANSLATION: There's a big difference between Assad and the Russian jets. The biggest weapon that Assad uses are the barrel bomb of at least surface-to-surface missiles but since the Russians got involved they're using new, much more powerful weapons.Residents say Russian air strikes have increased since the Syrian Government announced its latest offensive on opposition-controlled eastern Aleppo almost 10 days ago. Hundreds of people have been killed, the organisation Save the Children says at least 300 children are among the dead and wounded. The failure of repeated diplomatic efforts mean both Russia and the US are now increasingly distrusted by Syrians here.TRANSLATION: Russia and many other countries claim that they are friends of the Syrian people but the reality is that they're the big enemy for the Syrian people. In front of the media they're with us but under the table they're big enemies, including the US.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights which is based in Britain, says more than 9,300 people have been killed in Syria since Russian air strikes started a year ago. 3,500 of them were civilians. Civil defence groups say phosphorous, incendiary and so-called bunker buster bombs have been dropped on civilian areas recently. They say at least 2 hospitals have been targeted and the UN says that that constitutes a war crime which will be punished if proven. This man has fought with the Free Syrian Army on various front lines of eastern Aleppo for 3 years. TRANSLATION: We only hear talk from them. We've been fighting for five years and this is the sixth. We've heard only talk. We are sick of words. No, I don't believe in a political solution because whoever entered by force will only leave by force.From the outskirts of eastern Aleppo fighters are battling progovernment militia and the Syrian army. A ground offensive has started which fighters say would have been impossible for the Syrian Government without Russian help. Spacecraft Rosetta's wild 12-year ride across our solar system and orbit around a comet has come to an end.The 3-tonne orbiter set out from Earth in March 2004 on a mission to discover what comets could teach us about the early days of the solar system and marked for the first time a spacecraft had entered orbit around a comet. Warck Holmes is a former ESA engineer on the Rosetta project and he joins us now in the studio. Good morning to you. Good morning.A very big climax, really, for this project with a very strategically planned big bang.Yes, a very sad ending but the mission hz been going for 2 years. We've been following the comet in orbit around it with this mothership the orbiter, called Rosetta. Philae was put down on the surface 2 years ago. It's been taking tens of thousands of photos and measurements. We've got this massive data which will take 20 or 30 years to process but now we had to end the mission last night. Can I ask a stupid journalist question, why did you need to crash land Rosetta to finish the mission? Why couldn't it just float away into outer space?Originally it was planned to just float away but they've decided now for the heritage of the mission, I think, as a legacy of the incredible success of this spacecraft they just decided let's put it on the comet and if anyone wants to go in a million years to pick it up they can do so. The crazy thing is our DNA is locked into this thing because we're deep inside the spacecraft when we were building itment we never ended it to go onto surface but because we were touching things and breathing inside, it's like a Noah's ark now of human DNA. It was never intended to be so but that's the case now.And the moment the signal faded out last night, personally for you what was it like? The last signal was three quarters of a billion kilometres away. So that's when we did the landing and the comet is heading towards Jupiter now. It's getting too far away. We don't have enough electrical power. The spacecraft is just getting old. The last signal was when it touched down on the surface and the antenna pointing to Earth bounced and moved away. We automatically switched it off when it touched down.But we already have quite a bit of knowledge formulated from the work that the probe did. In fact you've got a bit of a model here of what we understand the actual comet looks like?Every instrument we turned on was just had a surprise with everything that we saw. So the shape, I mean we sppt - expected it to be a potato shape but it turned out to be this duck shape with a head and a body. It is two comets stuck together. Every instrument we turned it on, the reason it's black is because it's got this very exotic carbon chemistry. We've even found an amino acid on the surface which is in our human bodies. They think the comets came to Earth and helped to seed the oceans with this exotic carbon chemistry which kick started life very quickly, only 300 million years after the oceans formed.How much information that's been gathered is yet to be read?It's like running through a library. So we've run through a library and grabbed lots of books and now we've got to go and slowly read them because each book has several thousand pages. So we've got massive information. It's going to take 20, 30 years to process and link together all the measurements that we've got. We've made some startling discoveries but the true wealth of information has only just been scratched, the surface has just been scratched.One of the discoveries, I think, that was unexpected was that this particular comet wasn't as icy as we anticipated?Yes, it's actually there's a lot more dust than ice. And what was even more intriguing was the fact that the water we thought came to Earth carried by comets, it turns out the water on this comet is completely different to what we have on Earth. It means it came from very far away. This is from the outer most reaches where the comets are gravitationally bound by our solar system. This one was really from a long way away, very old as well. More than 4.6 billion years old. What they think now is that there's a collection of different types of comets which could be making the water and even asteroids, but it's rocked that theory a lot because the water is so different in terms of when I say different, they call the De Tier yum hydrogen ratio. It's a different flavour of water which is very unusual. Everything we turned on was a surprise. This is what was so unusual about the mission.Finally to finish on, I keep harping back to the crash landing. In the realms of feats in outer space, how challenging is it to land a spacecraft on a moving object several hundred million miles away. Everything was difficult and everything worked so. The landing we did last night was at 3km/h, so when you say crash landing it was a gentle touch down. When we launched the spacecraft, the vibration forces on the rocket were thousands of tiems more forceful than landing last night. So it hasn't smashed apart. It's fully in tact. It's just sitting there on the surface now. But the navigation to get it there, to follow the comet, to stay in orbit around it when it's got almost no gravity, this was an immense challenge and the engineering that's achieved that is spectacular.It must feel pretty good to have been involved in a project of this nature.After 17 years, that's when we first started building, it's very sad, in fact.We're very happy to have you on the show. Thank you very much for talking to us this morning. Thank you.Be prepared for more shark attacks, that's the prediction of researchers looking at global hot spots.Australia has the second largest number of unprovoked attacks behind the US and new research shows the number of people being bitten is increasing.On Monday, 17-year-old surfer Cooper Allen became the 9th Australian to be bitten in an unprovoked attack this year and the 4th person in 2 years targeted at Ballina in northern NSW.We had a southern area of WA as a hot spot, and now it's that northern coast, particularly the Ballina region. Daryl McPhee has been examining long-term trends in shark spots at 6 global hot spots in 3 decades. He found the US recorded the highest number of bites although their sharks are generally smaller and most attacks aren't fatal. Australia was second.The three key shark speecys present, we've got a warm climate, beach cult and increasing natural food source for sharks.The number of tacks in Australia has steadily increased while South Africa's rate has eremained unchanged.Population increase can't explain the trend overall. There's a range of factors and not all are relevant to all locations.On Australia's east coast there are increasing numberses of migrating humpback whales while a growing sea line population off the west coast is an important factor. It's important people understand their risk of being bitten by a shark is still very remote and they're more likely to be hurt or killed by fireworks. And surfers, well they're more likely to be hurt by their boards than anything that may be lurking beneath.

Let's take a look at the satellite image. A complex low pressure system is generating gusty winds and showers over much of the south-east of the country, extending into parts of SA while a low pressure trough is triggering thuntdery showers over northern WA, the Top End and northern Queensland. Looking around the country:

The top stories from ABC News - an emergency flood warning has been issues for the SA community of Port Wakefield. The State Emergency Service says the Wakefield River is continuing to rise and may threaten people's safety. Meanwhile, a massive community effort has prevented major flood damage to the SA town of Gawler overnight. World leaders have gathered to pay their respects at the funeral of former Israeli leader Shimon Perez. Peres earned a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to improve Middle East relations. The Rosetta spacecraft has ended its historic mission, crashing on the surface of the comet it has spent 12 years chasing. Rosetta stalked comet 67P providing insight into how the Earth and other planets formed. And footy fans are preparing for a big weekend with Sydney/Melbourne match ups in the grand finals of both major codes. The Western Bulldogs will be hoping to end a 62-year wait for a premiership when they play the Swans in today's AFL grand final while in the NRL, Cronulla is looking for its first grand final win in the club's 50-year history against the Melbourne Storm. Time to take a look at the front pages of today's major newspapers.Let's start with the Courier Mail which looks into security concerns surrounding Queensland's blue cards which carried by people who work with at-risk children. The paper says theme park loyalty cards and gym memberships are more secure as blue cards don't require photo identification.The Advertiser reports on the people power dealing with SA's rising floodwaters. The army, SES, CFS and other emergency services are all involved in the effort.The Saturday Telegraph reports NSW is the big winner this weekend no matter who takes home the grand final trophies. The paper says punters flurge - splurging on the 2 big games as well as the Randwick spring carnival will net the State $167 million.The Herald has analysed school funding and seen 150 schools being overfunded by the taxpayer. Some are overfunded by $7 million a year while many other public and private schools are underfunded.The Herald Suncelebrates today's AFL grand final wean the Swans and the Bulldogs and has an exclusive between Racing Victoria and Gerry Harvey.The Mercury reports on the flood situation in Tasmania. 5 people, including 2 young children had to be winched to safety by helicopter from the swelling Huon River.The NT news is picking the Bulldogs who are hoping to end a 62-year premiership drought.And the weekend Australian has carried out analysis suggesting the country has a 2-speed education system. Students from NSW and Victorian private schools out performing their State rivalries.Well let's head to the Top End and the Territory's tasty mangos are on the move.For the first time, a big batch of the locally grown fruit is being flown to the US and Top End mango farmers are certain they will be a big hit. They've long been an Australian favourite and Territory growers are now banking on these Top End mangos making a mark in the US.It will blow their mind. So they will never have tasted a mango like it.240 cartons of Kensington Pride mangos from the Katharine region have been grown especially for the new market. Got an additional 318 million consumers, it's an enormous opportunity.The 3 Territory growers who have signed up have had to meet strict protocols, including reducing the use of pesticides.There's lots of steps along the way where things can go wrong. It's definitely challenging but the good news is it is all do-able.As a result of the deal, Territory mangos will be coming off the tree earlier, giving future growers more opportunities to expand.It's just a fantastic ripper announcement that Americans could be scoffing down our mangos. I can't wait.US consumers primarily eat central and South American mangos which aren't as sweet. The first batch from the Territory is a sample and growers are confident they will impress.The most noticeable thing they will see with our KPs are be the absolute delicious flavour, lovely, juicy delicious flavour. I expect there will be lots of wows. The mangos will travel by road to Brisbane where they will be eradiated to control fruit fly. Then they will travel by air to Los Angeles where retailers will sample them and potentially sell them to consumers.

And checking international markets, the markets in Europe have closed for the week:

For more on the markets we're joined by St George Bank's chief economist Hans Kunnen. Thanks for joining us. Morning.Banks, concern about banks in Europe, particularly the Deutsche Bank. Give us a snapshot about what the concern is and also the flow-on effects around the world particularly here in Australia? There's been a desire to make banks safer around the world following the GFC. Clearly they've all had to raise more capital. But the Deutsche Bank has been hit by a $14 billion fine. That sort of eats at your profits, I'm not going to say whether it's just fate or not but it places extreme pressure on Deutsche Bank in particular. They say they will cope but, of course, they said that during the GFC too. There are concerns, you know, and domestically banks have been bolstering their capital to make sure that we are amongst the most solid, well-funded banks in the world and that process, it's a bit of a squeeze because you're always asking shareholders for more money but that's in the end, to make the banks safer places. We have been seeing some ripples in the US, for instance, with Wells Fargo and Citigroup as well. So is there concern that it's not just Deutsche Bank that might be in a little bit of a spot of bother there?There is a lot of speculation. It's just trying to find the hard proof and then understanding how much capital banks have and then what is at risk, because by and large, since the GFC, the capital requirements have increased significantly, the banks are safer, they always make them foolproof? No. There is always risk but I think the underpinnings are there, but it just makes investors nervous and as soon as you put the word bank next to a name people say let's be careful for a while and that's sort of not helpful.The Aussie dollar is vulnerable to risk and after hitting 77 cents on the back of the OPEC oil deal this week it dropped down again because of the Deutsche Bank concern.That was part of it and also people started questioning the OPEC deal itself, like well they've had deals in the past and they don't break, people cheat and the price of oil goes down again. So there's euphoria on the decision and then reality bites and things settle down. We have to wait and see. And then rkts of course - then, of course, the market has been dragged down by the banking sector. It's been quite a volatile week in terms of the market.I notice as well in the midst of all of the concerns around the OPEC decision, whether or not that would impact on oil prices, there's actually been some concern coming out of China and whether or not demand there has actually been artificially inflated, whether or not they're stockpiling and perhaps if they decrease their demand for oil that that will have an impact?Look, the economy continues to grow in China and the demand will rise slowly. It rose very rapidly in their industrialisation phase. I mean heavy industry uses a lot of energy. As they move more towards services, there's not as much oil intensity so you've got a slightly slowing economy, different shape economy, the demand isn't as strong. Yet, it's hard to know what artificially changing means. They've had a stimulus that boosted property activity which then boosts heavy industry. So yes, that has happened. But, you know, when I see companies in China, their profits are growing at 20% and retailing is growing at 10%, I think that's still pretty strong. Demand isn't going to disappear and then you throw on some oil shenanigans in Algeria and the prices are volatile.Moving back home, the RBA board meets on Tuesday. I think the expectations are for stability as far as the cash rate's concerned but I guess the interest is this is the first minutes we'll hear from the new gov, if you like, Philip Lowe. What does that mean? Can a new governor take it in a different direction or what are the expectations?They don't tend to move in large steps. It will be hopefully a beautifully seamless transition. Philip Lowe has been in the room a long time. He's read every statement, probably been part of the make up of it. I don't think there will be huge wording changes because that tends to unsettle people as well. But no change, we think, in policy. We could see a reduction in rates down the track, maybe in November, after CPI. The currency's up there, demand isn't super strong domestically and a case could be made for lower rates but not at this meeting. We need more CPI, we need a bit more data on the strength of demand before they change again.So how is Australia looking in terms of those broader international trends that we're seeing, in terms of banking issues and the oil situation as well? Sound. We are a huge energy producer. I don't know if you've noticed the price of energy stocks in Australia but they have really picked up when the parkts - markets did. We are an energy exporter. It's in our interests to have those sorts of issues sorted and have a stable price where investors and people of demand are happy. Our banks are among the strongest in the world, they're well regulated. There's a lot to be done and they're in the process of raising more capital and that makes them even stronger. Thanks for talking to us this morning.Thank you.Well, since Deborah Sims was diagnosed with terminal cancer at 38 she's been on an incredible odyssey to stay alive. Like so many patients with rare cancer she's faced huge challenges to access potentially life-saving medicines and to pay for them. Australia Wide reporter Cathy Jacobs reports from Melbourne.

Five years after contracting a rare and aggressive form of chronic lymphocitic leukaemia Deborah Sims is packing for another trip to London. She's learned to travel light and not forget her medicine. It's keeping me alive and it's so easy. It's insane to think the just taking these 4 tablets a day is killing my cancer.It's a breakthrough therapy recently approved for use in the US but not yet in Australia. Ironically it was discovered by scientists in Melbourne. Deborah's adopted home. It's also been trialled on patients here but Deborah's cancer was at the wrong stage for her to be eligible. The only way she can access the drug is to leave her family behind to travel to the other side of the world. So far she has made 8 return flights to be part of another clinical trial of Venetaclax in London. That's more than 2,770,000 kilometres travelled for blood tests and pick up her prescription. Including loss of income this has cost me $500,000 so far. The advice I'm getting from London is that I need to stay on the Venetaclax and I need to stay on trial and to stay on trial I need to go to London every three months indefinitely. Would you see that as what I'm just going to have to do?The short answer is yes. The difficulty with these drugs is for those people who have had had such a great response is knowing when to stop.I know I'm lucky and I know I have to be grateful for the fact that I had the means to get there initially but I can't keep funding this. What happens when the money runs out?The Federal Government has promised to fast track the approvals process in Australia for breakthrough drugs already available overseas.The scientific and clinical developments of new drugs is so fast that there needs to be a bureaucratic and political process that is up to the same speed. I'm going to be working until I'm 90. Hopefully I'll still be around at 90. But you can't put a price on life.

And you can see Cathy's full story on Australia Wide later this morning.SA Health Minister Jack Snelling says the Government had a responsibility to ensure power to a private fertility clinic at Flinders Medical Centre.12 embryos were lost at the clinic after incubators were compromised during the State wide blackout on Wednesday. After years of trying, to Amy and husband, a baby girl.Probably the best 6 weeks of my life being waiting a while for it but couldn't ask for anything more than this little thing.To have Maddie, they used the IVF program at Flinders Fertility. But their joy won't be shared by some others. 12 embryos were lost at the clinic in the wake of SA's catastrophic blackout.

It's a private clinic but located in one of the State's biggest public hospitals, Flinders Medical Centre. How the back-up generator failed in the blackout is a question for the Health Minister.There's no doubt that it would be our issue, the Government's issue, there was an obligation that we had to Flinders Fertility to provide power in the event of a blackout and that failed. It's been a worrying time for Amy. She has other embryos at the clinic but they are safely frozen. They are Maddie's potential siblings, the family they plan. That's the loss she says others are feeling now. Some people just think it's something that's just frozen in a test tube. It's not. It's love, it's life, it's everything.There are 3 other fertility clinics here in Adelaide. Each one of them has told the ABC that today they've been fielding calls from anxious families. None of nem have lost embryos. The incubators at Michael Barry's clinic have 5 failsafe systems to keep them at a life sustaining 37 degrees. Still, after the blackout, he stayed here, baby-sitting.What was worrying me is that the phone tower battery supply was running out. I was thinking if something goes wrong they're not going to get hold of me. I drove in the car and came here and spent most of the early night here until power was established.Because family's important. Now there's little doubt that the Western Bulldogs are the sentimental favourites, emphasis on sentimental favourites.You're not quite happy about that, are you?For the vast majority of fans ahead of today's AFL grand final against the Swans. One man with torn allegiances is Barry Hall who played for both clubs during his career. And he caught up with Nick Lockyer earlier in the week speaking about the incredible turnaround of the Bulldogs from easy beats to grand finalists.It's been fantastic. I just think the story of the Western Bulldogs, particularly this year, we know they've got a good coach and won coach of the year and rightly so but some of the injuries they had early days and some key injurys to key players and how they've overcome that, we can see they play with great spirit. They've beaten the odds, they've beaten sides they shouldn't have beaten. I didn't tip them once in this finals series and they've proved me wrong every time. Wouldn't it be a great story if they get the job done.Absolutely and you talk about what they've overcome. Injuries, teams they shouldn't have beaten, can they overcome the pressure of expectation and of the generations of failure that the club has had?Well, let's hope so because, you know, the Western Bulldogs are financially, they're a struggling club. They just need something like this to kick the club off and get a lot of people behind them. Let's hope they can, expectation and all the talk is about Western Bulldogs and the Sydney Swans are going under the radar at the moment. They will be sitting there smiling, training away, preparing. All the talk is about the Western Bulldogs and it's been a great story so far.There's been a lot of stats thrown out about historical failures from the club. You were part of the 2005 Sydney team that broke that drought. How much did that weigh on your mind going into the game?Grand final week I didn't think about it at all. We were aware of it. Certainly didn't think or speak about it as the player group and something that afterwards, if you do win it, that's when you think about it and I think Paul Roos when he held up the Cup mentioned it. So it's more the aftermath that you start to think about it and, you know, particularly all the older people South Melbourne back at that stage, you know, they're the ones that have been through thick and thin and the Bulldogs are exactly the same. They're the ones you want to reward. How proud of you of that achievement are you still?I've seen a clip the other day holding up the premiership cup, it still gives me goose bumps. You don't ever get to do that. I always dreamed of doing that as a kid. Never thought I would have got the chance. So still gives me goose bumps.You were on both sides of the ledger 2006 was a much different story for you. Does that still haunt you?Look, it does, because we were so close and I think if, you know, we always talk about regrets and I have a lot of regrets but that was one of them that, you know, you'd like to get that back and have that time again but you can't. History's done. So thankfully we won one in the end the year before because, you know, if you go through life losing 3 grand finals, which I would have if we didn't win one, it would have been a terrible time.The '97 grand final you were just 19 years old. There's a lot of inexperienced players on this Bulldogs side, do you think they understand the significance of their opportunity? Well, I didn't at that stage. I was 19, I was young and stupid and just thought that we had a really good side at that stage. I just thought it would happen again. We'll be back next year. You just take those things for granted and I played nearly 7 or 8 years and didn't play another final until then. So you can't take these things for granted. I sound like an old man now, but you can't, because, yeah, things happen. It's a hard game and it's hard to get there. So they need to treasure it and make it count.A few people who are better equiped to talk about this grand final than you, being a former Dogs and Swans player, is your heart torn?It is torn a bit. I've been caught up in the story of the Bulldogs as well. I used to barrack for them as a kid, obviously played for them. I'd like to see them win, but I'm a Swans man. I'm premiership captain, a life member and in the Hall of Fame. I'm a Swans man but I'd love to see the Bulldogs story continue because I think they need to.So your heart says?My heart says Bulldogs.But what does your head say?Swans.O-I character well thank you very much. Enjoy the day.Thank you very much.Not sure Barry Hall has been known for using his head that often.We'll go with the heart then there, shall we?Time to talk sport more broadly with Georgie but you get the feeling that anyone who is not a Swans fan today will be going for the Doggies. They just seem to appeal to a lot of people. A great story if they happen to get up.Very much so. For a long time I think it's fair to say they have been everyone's second favourite team if they're not your number 1 team. No-one minds seeing the Doggies win and I think everyone would be quite surprised they're into the grand final and if they were able to prove or provide one more upset, this time against the Sydney Swans, that, I think, would be being able to see that fairytale is something that lots of AFL fans, lots of footy fans in general, even just the occasional ones, would definitely welcome but I think a lot of people definitely are a bit split with who to actually barrack for if they're not essentially your teams. Sentimental favourites the Western Bulldogs believe they have one more upset in them this finals series set to take on powerhouse Sydney for the AFL's ultimate prize at the MCG. Both teams lapped up cheers and well wishes in Friday's grand final parade. The Swans' cocaptain Jarryd McVeigh and Callum Mills are both fit and rds ready to play. Jordan Roughead is a definite starter for the Dogs after suffering bleeding in the eye against GWS last Saturday. But Matt Suckling and Lin Jong were contemplative, neither able to force a spot in the final 22.It's a bit disappointing but it's mixed emotions at the moment.These things happen.The Bulldogs are playing in their first grand final since 1961 for the Swans it's their third premiership decidener the last 5 years. Cronulla and Melbourne are continuing their own preparations ahead of Sunday's NRL grand final. The Sharks have a steep task ahead of them, battling not only the minor premiers but history itself. Cronulla are chasing their first ever title having been in the competition since 1967 with an 80,000 plus crowd to roll up, it's estimated around 75% will be Sharks fans but the Storm, well, they're going to go into the grand final as firm favourites. Reports today that Broncos' star centre James Roberts has checked ims himself into a rehab facility in Thailand following a string of drunken incidents. He's previously played for the Rabbitohs, Titans and Penrith but parted way with 2 of those clubs due to behavioural problems. South African opener Quentin de Kock has blasted 11 sixes in his innings to smash the Aussies in the first one dayer. Despite a flying start, the Aussies went down by 6 wickets. Half-centurys to George Bailey and John Hastings not enough as the Proteas chased down the target inside 37 overs thanks to a brilliant knock from their opener which included three straight 6s off the single Zampa over.

Goodness me. Well, well, well. Quentin de Kock turning it on. It's been a wonder to watch and he's gone bang, bang, bang here.De Kock finally out for 178. South Africa finding the winning runs easily with the loss of only 4 wickets.The 373 wicket if you look at it now. A lot of guys got starts and didn't go on with it. Quentin played magnificently well tonight but yeah, we just weren't disciplined enough with the bat to go on and make a big total. We're going to have to look at that. We're going to have to hit our areas better and have better plans against these guys otherwise they're going to continue to hit us out of the park.And staring down their 4th straight Ryder Cup loss, the US has thrived in the opening foursomes achieving a very rare whitewash against Europe. The first session began brilliantly for the Americans with Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reid too good for Justin Rose and Henrik swen season. Stenson.

Snedeker, he really can putt well. Europe has improved in the afternoon session with the inclusion of Masters champ Danny Willett but it's been a day for the hosts so far. And Ben and Miriam, thousands of fans are already lining up outside the MCG awaiting the Swans and Doggies final later this afternoon.It's going to be an epic match whichever way it ends up, I think we're all going to be happy at some point.I think everyone - no matter who wins, I think we can all be happy.Thank you, Georgie. Coming up in the next hour on Weekend Breakfast.We return to SA where the weather is continuing to cause massive problems for residents and emergency services. And all the day's news, sport and weather next.

This program is not captioned. This program is live captioned by Ericsson Access Services. Good morning, welcome back to Weekend Breakfast. I'm Miriam Corowa.I'm Ben Worsley. Making news this morning - on alert, residents urged to consider leaving with a new flood warning issued for pors Wakefield - Port Wakefield.

Also ahead - world leaders gather to pay their respects to former Israeli leader Shimon Peres.Crashing into retirement, the Rosetta spacecraft ends its historic mission hitting the comet it's spent 12 years chasing.And fans start packing into the MCG for the AFL grand final between the Western Bulldogs and the Sydney Swans.

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