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This program is live captioned by Ericsson Access Services Good morning, and welcome to News Breakfast. It's Wednesday. Great to have your company this morning. I'm Paul Kennedy.I'm Ali Moore. Glad you could join us. Making news. Senator turns Street Fighter. Rod Culleton released from hospital after a tussle outside a Perth court. Day one of Washington's new Congress and already Republicans are making U-turns after coming under fire from their tweeter-in-chief.Police investigate a kidnapping attempt after a man is found tied up on a roadside in Sydney. Also ahead: Kenya goes green. How the African nation is outperforming Australia in renewable energy.Australia in the book seat, centuries to Dave Warner and Matt Renshaw on day one of the third test against Pakistan. Temperatures soar into the 40s in Perth with an extreme fire danger for parts of WA. There's more heavy rain and storms for the tropics. Former One Nation senator Rod Culleton has spent the night recovering from a wrist injury after a street scuffle outside a Perth court. The incident occurred when One Nation candidate Anthony Fels tried to serve the senator court papers. Senator Culleton was discharged from hospital late last night. Charlotte Hamlyn has the story. Hey!The scuffle broke out outside the Perth Magistrates Court as Mr Culleton was approached by ex-Liberal MP and now One Nation member Anthony Fels, who was trying to serve him with a creditor's petition. During the fracas, the senator fell onto the footpath and his wife and son intervened. The former One Nation senator had been in court seeking a restraining order against two men. They were arrested last month after being evicted from a bankruptcy hearing involving Mr Culleton in the Federal Court. Anthony then tried to serve him again. Craig Hutton then intervened again and Anthony and Rodney and Craig fell to the pavement. Anthony then proceeded to drop the documents on Rodney.The papers that sparked the altercation were being served on behalf of Mr Bertola. He'd made unsuccessful attempts to serve other legal documents to Mr Culleton in the past. Police confirmed they were called to the scene but, by the time they arrived, no-one was there. It's understood Mr Culleton was taken to hospital in a private vehicle. Police say their inquiries are continuing. Another chapter in that saga, it seems every time they go back to court, something unusual happens there. We'll keep you up to date with that one. We're talking about a lot of things on the program this morning. And good morning to you. One of the things is you might still be wondering what to do with one of your gifts from Christmas...Or two or three of your gifts.Or the whole lot! Whatever doesn't work well, particularly those things like white goods, that people are looking to take back, there are some rules and we're here to help this morning. Apparently if you say those magical three words when you do try to take back an item, "I know my Australian consumer law".You might get taken more seriously. Often you take things back and you're told you must take it back to the manufacturer and apparently that's not the case. You can deal with the retailer. Stay tuned and we'll tell you what you should do. You can't just take it back because you don't like it.No?No. That's a harder and more complicated area! They're the ones you regift. I'll leave that one to you.Hang onto them and give them away next Christmas. Donald Trump has unleashed another storm of criticism on social media overnight, tweeting about a range of issues, including car-maker General Motors, US Congress and the release of prisoners from Guantanamo Bay. Mr Trump declared again jotsth -- General Motors would face a big border tax if it continued to make the Chevy Cruze in Mexico. They responded by saying all sedan versions sold in the US are made locally although it imports a small number of hatchbacks. As the President-elect published his comments, Ford announced it had cancelled plans for a factory in Mexico and would instead reinvest in its Michigan plant. Mr Trump criticised Congress for weakening the powers of the ethics watchdog and in the past few hours, that proposal has also been dropped. Police are investigating a suspected kidnapping attempt in Sydney's west. A man was reportedly found tied up with his head covered on a road near Strathfield overnight. He was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital with minor injuries.Centrelink will get extra -- staff will get extra training to deal with aggressive customers. Many welfare recipients are angry about letters from Centrelink asking them to repay debts, despite one in five not actually owing the Government any money. In a contract tender release just before Christmas, the Department of Human Services said it was seeking contractors to deliver advanced customer aggression training to staff, team leaders and managers. The Australian Medical Association is calling for a national real-time firearms register to reduce gun violence. The AMA says there needs to be a central database where authorities like hospitals can access information about firearms. But the group representing licensed gun-owners says the plan is unnecessary because states and territories already manage gun registration. In Indonesia, the captain of a tourist ferry has been arrested after his boat caught fire on New Year's Day killing 40 people. It was carrying nearly 250 people from Jakarta to a resort island when it caught fire. Jakarta police say the captain is accused of continuing to sail decision piety knowing the passenger numbers far exceeded the 100 listed on his manifest. He's facing up to 10 years in prison if convicted. The UK's ambassador to the European Union has resigned months before Brexit talks were due to comenals. The British Government says Sir Ivan Rogers has quit so a successor can be in place before those negotiations start. The uncle is hoping to secure a trade deal with Europe but Sir Ivan had privately told ministers that could take up to 10 years. There have been busy scenes at London Zoo as the park begins its annual stock take of more than 18,000 animals. The zoo is required by law to count its animals but says it's also an opportunity to analyse the success of breeding programs for more than 700 species. The penguins, apparently, were keen to help with the count but the critically endangered Sumatran tiger cubs were a bit less useful. What do you expect?You'd think they'd know how many they've got. Maybe not. If you're feeding them, you assume you'd have to keep some sort of count.You would think different departments had the numbers but anyway I think it's a good time to let people know that the London Zoo is open for business.Absolutely. Let's look at the weather with Kirsten. Let's look at the capitals.

Well, as you just heard, US President-elect Donald Trump has been very busy on Twitter this morning. Our North America correspond end -- correspondent Stephanie March joins us now. No holiday for the Twitter account for sure. North Korea, Congress, CNN, China, everyone including General Motors, all the target of Trump tweets in just the last 24 hours. That's right. Donald Trump has been busy on Twitter, as he often is. I today is the first session of Congress since the November election that saw Donald Trump sweep to power and Republicans hold their majority in both the House and the Senate. Now, it was supposed to be quite a triumphant day for Republicans coming in with a lot of new members. But it's been overshadowed somewhat by a bit of a division between Donald Trump and the rank and file of his party. Late last night, members of the Republican House met here in Washington and unexpectedly voted to essentially gut an ethics watchdog that was set up in 2008, to have oversight over members of Congress and is able to investigate them for any potential ethical breaches. They voted last night to pretty much abolish that body and set it up with something a lot weaker. That took a lot of people by surprise, including, it seems, their leader, Donald Trump. This morning from Trump Tower in New York, he sent out a tweet and let's just have a read and a look at what he said on Twitter. He said:

That obviously created a stir here in Washington and several hours later, Republicans met again and decided to reverse the decision. So things are not off to a smooth start for this new administration. And Republican Congressmen and women were trying to play down the division and the reversal when they were heading in and out of the chamber this morning. Let's have a listen to what outgoing Ethics Committee chairman, Republican Congressman, Charlie Dent, had to say when he was confronted by reporters earlier today.It's been withdrawn by unanimous consent, voted -- I voted against the proposal last night.What was the Donald Trump tweet pray in -- what role did Donald Trump's tweet play in your decision this morning?I don't know that it played any role in my decision but maybe some others.I'm not sure if it played a role in his decision but it's probably a fair bet. Isn't this the point, Stephanie? That even though these tweets might seem random, that everyone scrambles to sponald, not just Congress. If you look at General Motors and Ford.That's right. Donald Trump is being able to wield a great deal of influence from the confines of Trump Tower or his luxury resort in Florida. He does it simply by sending out a tweet. In recent months, ease used -- he's used speeches and Twitter to name and shame manufacturing companies that he accuses of taking jobs overseas or shutting down some of their manufacturing operations in the United States. Car-manufacturers have been one of his main targets. He's criticised Ford Motor Company in the past and this morning he took to Twitter for criticising General Motors for making cars in Mexico and selling it to dealers in the US, saying he would impose a big border tax on them if they keep doing it. Now, around the same time, the Ford Motor Company announced that it's deciding to scrap plans to build a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico and instead it's going to expand its operations in Michigan in tet Detroit, creating 700 new jobs and investing about $700 million into that plant there. Donald Trump again took to Twitter to say that he'll be the one who will be making America great again when it comes to innovation and job-creation. And the Ford Motor Company, while it's C -- its CEO Mark Fields didn't say that Donald Trump directly had an influence on their decision by way of his threats and his shaming, but they did say that the pro-growth policies he's been pushing throughout the campaign and in recent weeks did play a role. Let's have a listen to what Mark Fields had to say earlier today.We're also encouraged by the pro-growth policies that President-elect Trump and the new Congress have indicated that they will pursue. And we believe that these tax and regulatory reforms are critically important to boost US competitiveness and, of course, drive a resurgence in American manufacturing and high tell -- high-tech innovation. Now, all of these factors, coupled with segmentation shifts that we're seeing in the marketplace and our effort, of course, to fully utilise the capacity at existing facilities, have prompted us, obviously, to invest in Flat Rock's expansion and to cancel building a new plant in Mexico. Mark Fields there. Stephanie, what's the reading of all this tweeting but the President-elect? Is the assumption that he will continue to conduct policy, if you like, like this, once he's actually the president?He's given no indication that he's going to cease his Twitter use once he assumes office and that has a lot of journalists and reporters here in Washington quite worried, worried that he may eschew the practice of holding press conferences and daily briefings and instead just issue dictates from the White House or Trump Tower or wherever he may be and not subjecting himself to questions. Interestingly, it's a matter that the Democrat Senate minority leader brought up today as Congress opened, in his speech. He essentially said that they won't stand for policy by Twitter and that making America great again is going to take a lot more than 140 characters. So it's something that the media and also the Democrats, who don't wield as much power as they once did, will try to hold him to account on and try to discourage, if they can. It's going to be interesting to watch because 140 characters doesn't allow for a lot of sensitivities around a lot of policy issues. That's true, alright, and I think that's what the Democrats are getting it, that it's a bit hard when you've got policies and things being thrown out there on Twitter with no avenue for refusal, rebuttal, querying or anything like that. Thank you very much, Stephanie. What do you reckon?Well, I reckon...Do you think it's a problem that he tweets all the time? I don't know. I've been reading a few pieces of analysis that suggest that it may look like it's random, there's method to the madness and that he's very deliberate in what he targets. So I think down the track, though, you'd have to imagine that you've got to go further than 140 characters because these issues a complex.Well, the thing is, I keep thinking what's the difference between sending out tweets all the time or turning up to a press conference like some of our politicians do, putting on a hard hat and just repeating lines and not answering questions anyway.The biggest issue has to be international relations and a perfect example of that is a tweet regarding North Korea where he said that North Korea has said that, in a New Year speech, the leader said that they're working on getting close to building this weapon that could get to American shores. And Donald Trump simply said "not going to happen". Now what does that mean? Does it mean that he's going to make sure that North Korea doesn't build this weapon? You know? So many unknowns?It can be manipulated by very is Saffy CEOs at the moment, concerned about PR.Interesting times.I think.So this summer there's been an unusually high number of drownings as we've been reporting in backyard pools, beaches and inland waterways. In the past fortnight, 21 people have died, most in NSW, where the State Government says it's doing all it can but has urged greater vigilance, especially from those with young children. Former Olympic swimming coach Laurie Lawrence, a lifelong advocate for water safety, has told ABC 7.30 education needs to be a focus. They just love it but if it's hot, that becomes even more dangerous. I'm more associated with the Kids Alive program, which is under-fives and over the years, we've seen the under-five drowning go from 63 down to 21 last year, which is fantastic. But the overall drownings seem to be going up and I don't know if it's older people, if it's young men being more brave around water. Because Royal Life stats tell us that more men, young men, drown than girls. I think what's happened is a lot more kids are starting early, because of this water safety DVD that goes into the new mother's bag, but I think once the kids are swimming 25m, parents think the job is done. Whereas that's only the start of a kid's swimming career and I tell you as a grandparent, as a coach, swimming lessons are a gift that just keeps on giving. And unfortunately, in the schools, a lot of the schools are cutting back on their swimming lessons, which is a backwards step. In fact, Tasmania is the only state in Australia that gives free swimming lessons to kids until they can swim 50m. They're really leading the way at the moment. In Queensland, we used to do that. I can remember as a PhysEd teacher, every summer with the old sun burnt nose, I'd be there as busload after busload of kids came in for two weeks of free swimming lessons. That's not happening now because of excessive costs and because principals at schools are thinking that some of the other things are more important - the maths, etc, etc. Laurie Lawrence, being a strong advocate for a while. Later on we'll speak to Olivia Munson from Surf Life Saving NSW. Interestingly on the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald this morning, the CMCA chief executive suggested the Government might offer rebates on learn-to-swim classes, echoing Laurie Lawrence's thoughts that it's an expense issue and people aren't opting in.It should be a no-brainer. You've got to be able to swim 50m.I agree. I also think if you think that your kid under five will be able to swim their way out of trouble, um, then you should think again. You've got to be right there.You've got to watch them. Absolutely. For many families, hundreds of dollars in utility bills every month can really add up but there is a way to save some money without sack phasing your -- sacrificing your lifestyle.Del Irani has a bill-by-bill guide to lowering your monthly expenses and keeping your cash in your pocket. You're welcome. Think about all the spending your household will be doing over the next few months - summer travel, holiday activities for the kids, back-to-school supplies. The list seems endless. So before those expenses hit, it's a good time to review your spending and see how your household budget is doing. Now, utility expenses comprise about 21% of the average household budget. It is the second-biggest burden on your family's financeses after your mortgage. But the good news is there a way to cut back by making a few simple changes. Let's start with the electricity bill. Something as simple as turning off your appliances when they are not being used can save you hundreds of dollars. Now, these figures are just a guide, but, for example, if you switch off the game console after use, that could save you up to $193 a year. Also, make use of the sunshine. Using a clothesline just once a week instead of a drier, could save you around $79 a year. But perhaps the best advice around - and I can't stress this enough - is to buy energy-efficient appliances. The energy rating label is a mandatory comparison required by law. You can find it all new appliances. So pay attention to it and here's why - using a 5-star, water-efficient washing machine, could save you around $50 a year. That's based on five loads of washing a week and that investment will not only save on your electricity bill, but other utilities like the water or gas bill as well. Installing a water-efficient shower head could save you up to $380 a year on energy and water. Finally, for those bills that sometimes deliver the greatest shock - the phone and internet bills - well, we decided to go straight to the experts for that.Sometimes, um, bundles can look very attractive and there are a lot of people who are probably saving money by going on bundles. But we do urge consumers to really look at all of the inclusions to ensure that they're going to use all of those and they're not paying for something that they're not going to use.But perhaps the best advice that anyone can give you is to shop around.Some people fall victim to the lazy tax, which means they're not switching, they're not looking around, and they can be saving money. Do your research, figure out your family's specific needs and get quotes from at least three providers, so that you can weigh them against each other. Once you've made your choice, make a note of any agreement you've signed up for so hopefully the next time you receive that bill in the mail, you could actually be pleasantly surprised. If only! Good call, Del. Doesn't she make it sound so easy?She does. But if you follow it, probably works.Yeah. Let's go to the front pages of the major newspapers around the country and look at some of the headlines. The West Australian leads with pictures of the altercation involving former One Nation senator Rod Culleton, which resulted in him being taken to hospital.In the Financial Review, ANZ has sold a stake in a Chinese bank for $1.8 billion, a move the paper says makes the bank the best-provisioned of the big four. The Australian says larger than expected price hikes in energy. Through the roof - the Daily Telegraph says Sydney's house prices have doubled since the global financial crisis and are continuing to go up by $10,000 a month. The Herald Sun says the number of women killed in Australia has almost doubled in a single year with the death of nine children. It's sparked calls for child-killers to be given mandatory life sentences.The Courier-Mail leads with a warning from the parents of a 13-year-old Brisbane boy who died while playing a dangerous choking game with the aim of getting high by cutting oxygen to his brain.The Mercury writes on growing calls for Hobart City Council to take control of the Taste Of Tasmania festival. Attendance was down 20% in the last two years.The Advertiser leads with the mother of two children lost in the Port Lincoln wharf tragedy, who hopes her book can be distributed in South Australia's schools to help children deal with grief.The Guardian Australia is leading with cricket, saying Dave Warner and Matt Renshaw piloted the Aussies to an imposing total of 3/365 at stumps on day one of the third test and Ben will be here in a moment to show us all the highlights.David Warner leads the Sydney Morning Herald after becoming the first cricketer in Australia to get a tonne before lunch.The Age also leads with the cricket saying Warner made it look so easy.The NT News accuses Queenslanders of banana-bending the truth, with photographic proof that a record-breaking croc was caught in the Territory and not by their neighbours over the border.Take that, Queensland! Don't go boast being the size of your crocodiles.No. Clearly not.We do want to chat to you this morning about organ donation. It's something that comes up, well, quite often, with authorities saying that there is a real need for more organ donations. France has taken the lead on this one and brought into legislation an opt-out system.This means you're presumed to have given consent to donate your organs unless you specifically sign up to an opt-out register or left a written statement with your family or loved ones. It's a really interesting move. It's a discussion that comes up in this country regularly and in the past it's been sort of... There's been a lot of pushback but now it's on the table again and given the rate of organ donation, which is slowly climbing, but slowly being the operative word, we're going to discuss whether or not it should be back at the forefront of the debate.Do you like the idea of an opt-out system? It still doesn't infringe upon your rights because you can quite easily jump online - I think they're going to make it more accessible for people - jump online and sign the register. About 150,000 people have done it so far.It's about education and it's about, I suppose, also the issue of family involvement because, at the moment, families till have the right to overturn the wishls of people and I think that's where complexity, you -- wishes of people and I think that's where complexity... You know, it's hard to respect everybody's wishes at such a dreadful time. We'll speak to an organ recipient to give you more context as well. If you want to get involved:

New followers force Ali. She's joined Twitter for the first week. Let's get a look at the sport with Ben. Speaking of new followers, I dare say Matt Renshaw has a few after yesterday's performance. He was looking sensational.He did look sensational and the reporters loved him in the press conference too because he's so young and untrained in the way of not giving answers.We enjoy those.Untrained!We enjoy those for the few weeks it lasts.He gave a bit of himself.He was. Upfront and genuine.Humble. Yeah. Absolutely. We'll take you to some of the highlights. A record-breaking century from David Warner has put Australia in a strong position after day one of the Sydney test against Pakistan. 20-year-old Matt Renshaw also reached triple figures and was 167 not out at stumps. Warner became the first batsman to score 100 before lunch on day one of a test match in Australia. Pat Galloway has the story. It's not often a milestone is reached the first morning of a test. Pushes, looking for two and he'll get it.Against Pakistan in Sydney, David Warner was hungry for runs. Misfield again! They go for three! ' he goes! A record-making 100 off 78 balls, all before lunch on day one!I think that's one of the most amazing innings from an opener that I've witnessed. To get 100 before lunch on day one, I mean it doesn't matter who you're playing against, that's a fantastic achievement.Obviously, it's rewarding as an individual but, as we know, this game is a team sport but I was happy to get the guys off to a great start.With the series already won, Warner was chief aggressor. His 118-minute knock included 17 boundaries.Goes again. Oh, this is wonderful. He's making it look easy. This is test cricket. The 30-year-old looked right at home against the tourists. Misbah-ul-Haq did little to unsettle him.Straight to mid-of. Dear, oh, dear. That's the captain. That's terrible. Sarfraz Ahmed eventually got Warner. Oh, a nick and gone. David Warner is gone.Out for 117 after a 151-run opening partnership. In Warner's absence, Matt Renshaw kept the scoreboard ticking over.That's a good stroke. That's a really good cover drive.Pakistan got a lift when they snared Steve Smith.Oh, good catch. Well taken!And they gave Renshaw something to think about. Oh, and he's got him. But after 201 balls came the 20-year-old's maiden test tonne. He's quick! Yes!At 20 years of age to score 100 like that and not be out overnight, he's got a bright future ahead of him.It capped a dominant day for Australia, now with an eye on a fourth test win in a row. To the Big Bash now and the Sydney Sixers have handed Brisbane its first loss for the season. In front of 5 sold-out home crowd, the Heat smashed 186 in the first innings but recently dropped test player Nic Maddinson did his best to restrict the score with this fantastic catch on the boundary, keeping it inside the rope. Opening batsman for Sydney Dan Hughes then went to work in the chase for the Sixers. He smashed 85 runs from just 55 balls. Abbott hit a six in the time over to secure Sydney's win. To tennis and Nick Kyrgios has impressed again in the Hopman Cup despite Australia's loss to the Czech Republic in Perth. Kyrgios made light work of his opponent, winning in straight sets with some comfortable stroke play. Daria Gavrilova's poor form continued with her loss her match. The pair couldn't win in the mixed doubles match, ending Australia's title defence at the exhibition event. Well, it wasn't all smooth staying sore -- sailing for Kyrgios, though. He says he was battling a leg injury during his match.My leg's been sore for the last couple of weeks now. I'm trying to manage that. As soon as it got warm, I started moving a little better. It was a tough match. It's never easy. Everyone can play great tennis. I'm glad I got the win.To soccer and Melbourne City is on the hunt for a new coach after their coach suddenly resigned for personal reasons. He's set to return home to the Netherlands to take care of his ill father. Michael Valkanis will be the caretaker until a replacement is found. So a little bit of a hurdle there for Melbourne City this year but no doubt with a strong backing from the UK, they'll be fine.Very sad for John there.Doing the right thing for him, yeah. Thank you.No worries.Overnight, amazing pictures interest emerged from the United States where a two-year-old boy has saved his twin brother from a fallen dresser. The parents of Brock and Bowdy Shoif,f have published the video on -- Shoff, have published the video on social media as a warning to parents to secure their furniture. This shows Bowdy trying several times to help his twin brother by lifting and pushing the drawers from different sides. Eventually, the toddler manages to heave the furniture off his crying brother. It comes after a series of toddler deaths in the US after tipping deaths that were not fastened to walls. Let's go to P K-FOR all the morning's news. Thank you, Ali. Former One Nation senator Rod Culleton has spent the night recovering from a wrist injury after a street scuffle outside a Perth court. The now Independent senator appeared to all over as One Nation candidate Anthony Fels tried to serve him with bankruptcy papers while he was leaving the Magistrates Court. Senator Culleton was discharged from hospital after X-rays revealed his wrist was not broken. US President-elect Donald Trump has unleashed another storm of criticism on social media overnight, tweeting about a range of issues, including car-maker General Motors, US Congress and the release of prisoners from Guantanamo Bay. Mr Trump criticised Congress, including members of his own party, for weakening the powers of the ethics watchdog and, in the past few hours, that proposal has been droptd. Ford Motor Company also announced it had cancelled plans for a factory in Mexico as the President-elect published comments criticising rival General Motors for making its cars in Mexico. Turkish media is reporting authorities have identified the gunman who killed 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub in the early hours of New Year's Day. State-run media says the suspect is from a Central Asian country. It comes as video emerges of the gunman at a bus terminal in a central city. Earlier, Kyrgyzstan ruled out a suspect whose passport photo was circulated on social media. Police are investigating a suspected kidnapping attempt in Sydney's west. A man was reportedly found tied up with his head covered on a roadside in Strathfield just after midnight. He was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital with minor injuries.Thanks, PK. Still ahead on the program this morning, we'll look back at Chris Isaak's chat with News Breakfast about his latest album, First Comes The Night. # I don't want you # But I want you # To remember # How we felt... That's all coming up a little later in the program. But first of all, here's Kirsten with all the latest here's Kirsten with all the latest
on the weather front. Thanks, Ali. We have thick cloud over the tropics. In the north-west, we've got an active monsoon generating heavy rain, storms and damaging winds. Over tropical Queensland, a trough and a weaker low are also producing heavy rain, storms and strong winds. Hot in the west where a trough is drawing winds to the west coast. Let's look around the states:

There was a 379-magnitude earthquake south of Sydney in Appin this morning you might have felt but there's nothing much in it.

Turkish police have reportedly detained two foreigners at Istanbul's main airport over the attack that killed 39 people at a nightclub on New Year's Day. The BBC has more. Three days ago, this place of full of joy, of life, of celebration. Today, Reina nightclub is a crime scene, scarred by terror. We were the first British broadcasters allowed in, briefly. A rare glimpse of where 39 people were killed on New Year's Eve. Imagine the horror as 180 bullets were sprayed here. People jumping into the freezing Bosphorus to escape. Watch the right-hand side of this footage from the attack. A man jumps over a low fence outside the nightclub to avoid the bullets. Then the gunman runs up to the door, shooting his way into Reina. That man on the right of the video was the night club -- nightclub manager, who had a miraculous escape. TRANSLATION: The first bullets explode next to me. I threw myself over the fence, but tripped and fell. The gunman shot from behind. The bullets cent cent -- went centimetres over my head. When I fell, he must have thought he had hit me. He went inside and I heard terrible sounds.New pictures have been released of the suspects. So-called Islamic State called him their brave soldiers. The Turkish authorities have given no information about him. Overnight, an area of Istanbul was raided. Reports say the gunman travelled from there to the nightclub for the attack, but no arrests were made. Their have, though, been others detained, including two foreigners at Istanbul airport. It's not clear what link, if any, they're thought to have had with the attack. Those tired of terror went to the scene of the massacre today, a quiet commemoration. Tributes were laid and thoughts gathered about how their country can rebuild and how the next generation can regain a sense of safety. I don't want to cry any more while I am watching the news, you know? It's... It makes me really sad. And I don't want my daughter to grow up in this kind of environment, you know, with this news on in the background and everything. I... I want her to be happy. And so a nervous wait to see if those who protect this country are really closing in on the man who brought horror to New Year's Eve. Mark Lowen from the BBC with that story. Now, in one of his latest tweets, US President-elect Donald Trump said that North Korea's claims of developing a nuclear missile that can reach the US Mainland won't happen. But some experts warn that North Korea pose as real and grave threat to global security. Christopher Hill a former US ambassador to Korea and Iraq, who led the six-party talks aimed at curtailing North Korea's nuclear program, has told 7.30's Leigh saels, the nuclear threat should be our bigs -- Sales the nuclear threat should be our greatest concern.There is a great deal of concern in the US and in the world generally in the issue of terrorism. But I don't think terrorism quite has the sort of existential threat that nuclear weapons do. Nuclear weapons, especially mopping rogue states such as North Korea, are the ones that need to be addressed.What do you make, then, of Donald Trump's recent tweet that the US must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until the world comes to its senses regarding nukes?Yeah, I put this in the category of statements that, frankly, he didn't seem to give a lot of thought to before they came out of his mouth or came out through Twitter. So kind of hard to say. Certainly during the Bush Administration, there was an effort to modernise and revamp the US nuclear arsenal. That process was slowed down during the Obama Administration. And I suspect that it's the kind of thing that appeals to Donald Trump and so we may see a return to the Bush Administration with respect to the modernisation of old weapon systems. That said, I don't think developing or somehow modernising nuclear weapons is going to solve the problems that are out there in the world and, um, you know, those problems is not conducive to being solved through nuclear weapons - the problems of the Middle East, the problems of dealing with North Korea, the problems, frankly, of managing the sort of world great powers. I mean we have a huge problem with Russia. Now, President-elect Donald Trump doesn't see it that way, but I'm sure once he's in office, he's going to realise that dealingling with Mr Putin and dealing with Russia is a very difficult process that's going to require alliances, friends and other sort of mechanisms and institutions to deal with and I don't think nuclear weapons is going to be much of a solution here. Christopher Hill there talking to Leigh Sales.In China at least -- in Chile at least 100 houses have burned down in a fire in the port city of Valparaiso.About 400 people have been evacuated and power companies were forced to temporarily cut supply to about 47,000 people as a precaution. Out of control and heading for homes - gusting winds and high temperatures fanned it's flames in the hills of Valparaiso. TRANSLATION: We still don't have an exact count as the municipal authorities are working on this now. But there must be at least 100 houses affected.Residents scrambled to move their belongings out of the path of the fire but little could be done to save their houses. A drought in Central Chile has seen a record number of bushfires in the past year. Built on hillsides and areas covered in pine trees, the wooden structures of the poorer neighbourhoods burn easily. TRANSLATION: My niece used to live here in the house that just wurnd down. The house was mine but my niece is the one that lost everything here. I just lost the house. TRANSLATION: We can't get through. We didn't get anything out. We can't pass to get there. Chile's Interior Minister says 19 people have been slightly injured while dozens of fire brigades have been deployed to fight the flames. TRANSLATION: As you can see, everyone is out of their houses. They're being evacuated. It is probable that this area will be evacuated afterwards because the wind keeps changing from one moment to another so we have to remain alert.This is not the first time many of these neighbourhoods have had to contend with this particular tragedy. In 2014, 13 people were killed and thousands left homeless when Valparaiso's hilts caught alight. The many smaller blazes since have stirred debate about how to better plan the city and spare these same communities from future fires. We'll stay overseas and go to Africa now. Kenya has doubled its energy capacity in just five years. What's most impressive about this is the fact that 60% of the electricity generated comes from renewable sources.Here's in Australia, only about 14% of the grid comes from green power. Africa correspondent Martin Cuddihy has more. Beneath Hels Gate National Park, 3km underground, are vast reserves of natural heat. There are about 26 wells that supply this parkland to be able to achieve 105 megawatts. ThermalEeo power plants provide close to a third of Kenya's electricity and, all up, about 60% of the grid is renewables.If that's not leadership, I don't know what else could be called leadership. We are leading in that side. This energy is not just from one source on the grid. It's from geothermal, hydroand from wind.Six years ago, only about 25% of the population had access to electricity. Today it's more than half and many of these projects have been funded by the World Bank.We are being a -- we have been a strong supporter of geothermal since 1971. Also in between, we have financed - we have financed hydros, we have financed all the hydro projects in Kenya. Kenya is the largest produelser of geothermal power in Africa and the eighth largest globally. In contrast, more than 80% of Australia's electricity comes from fossil fuels. For Australia and others who are still depending on the coal and other sources that pollute the environment, we'd encourage them to look at ways of increasing the capacity that they can get from green energy.There are still millions of Kenyans who don't have access to electricity. Despite that, Kenya's state-owned generating company is determined to continue its push into renewables and become a world leader in clean, green energy. Let's come back home. If you've hit the shops since Christmas you may have noticed larger than average queues for the returns desks as people attempt to get rid of their unwanted gifts.But many people are not clear on their rights when it comes to asking for a refund. For more, we're joined by the manager of consumer policy for Choice Sarah Agar. Sarah, welcome to the program. So you get something, you're not so sure about it, what are the rules? Well, all Australians can rely on legal protections in the Australian consumer law when they're shopping. These consumer guarantees don't apply in cases where you've just changed your mind or decided that you don't like a product. But if you buy something that's faulty, you have the right to request a free repair, replacement or a refund. And this applies with gifts as well with things that you buy for yourself.So I guess the question then becomes what's the definition of "faulty". I mean there's major faults and there are minor faults.Yes, that's right. If a project has a major fault - something that means you can't use it in the way it was designed or you wouldn't have even bought the product if you'd known about it - then you have the right to request a #re78dy of your choice. So you can -- recommend diof your choice. So you can ask for a -- remedy of your choice. So you can ask for a refund in those circumstances. If it can be easily fixed, the manufacturer has to provide a remedy but they get to choose which one.What about if you go to the retailer with the product and they say you've got to take it back to the manufacturer?That would be a breach of Australian consumer law. Under the law, the consumer has the right to approach either the retailer or the manufacturer if they have a faulty product and they want to request a remedy.So, so, you're within your rights to say the to the retailer, "No, you actually have to deal with this. I'm not going to spend the time contacting the relevant company"?That's absolutely right.And what about warranties. Are they relevant to the period in which you can make a claim? Warranties, extended warranties and consumer guarantee rights all apply alongside each other. While a warranty will apply for a specific set time period, the consumer guarantee rights will often apply above and beyond that. Basically, your consumer guarantee rights will apply for the reasonable life span of the product. If you've bought, say, a very expensive TV and the manufacturers' warranty is two years, if it fails after that point, you may still have rights under the consumer guarantees.One of the big issues when it comes to presents - quite beyond being given something by someone close to you and you want to take it back, you often don't have a receipt.That can be difficult. You do need to provide prooch of purchase and obviously a receipt is one of the easiest way to do this. You could also request just the number on the receipt for the person who gave you the gift. Or any other form of proof of purchase that this might have, such as a credit card statement. It's an interesting one, isn't it? I guess two things people have to know - one is to know your rights and say you know them, and secondly if you don't like it, bad luck.Yes. That's it.Sarah, thank you for joining us. Thank you.PK, what did you get that you're not keen on?I reckon its personality-based. If you're one of those people who is inclined to... Or maybe feel comfortable going back to the person who gave you the present and asking for the receipt because you want to go back and change it and then go all the way to the shops and change it. I'm not one of those people.I'm not either, but in our family...I let it lie, I think.In our family we have a clever system with the kids that if it is something that a child might want to change, we tend to give the parents the receipts which is one way around it.That's overcoming what I'm talking about.The awkwardness of it.Allaying the awkwardness and giving people the right to be a bit more flexible. Here's something that you might have got for Christmas - a Hills Hoist. If you've got a back garden.We've got a Hills Hoist at our joint. I've just recently adjusted the cricket pitch in the backyard.Is the Hills Hoist in the way it?I wanted to raise it and realised it was probably rusted for 30 years.You don't use it?We hang the washing on it but it can't go up and down. We're talking about the Hills Hoist because it's gone the way of Vegemite and the Iced Vovo and a few other things and it's been sold to an American company. I mean it will still be made - and the American company says it's going to make the Hills Hoist great again, but it will no longer be an Australian product. This is basically because Hills Hoist, I suppose, bet on the wrong horse if you want to put it that way.They tried to farm it out to Woolies.They did an exclusive deal saying it would only be sold in Masters, and that's been abandoned by Woolworths so that deal goes by the wayside. I don't know how many people know a lot about Hills Hoist but they said it's not viable to go back to manufacturing the -- manufacturing the hoist themselves because they now deliver pretty high-tech products. They're into security, surveillance, IT, community cane -- communications and health solutions which is a long way from the laundry in the back garden. Pretty dynamic. It's a listed company that's moved into other areas. You've still got to hang your clothes out, though, don't? What do you put in the backyard if you don't have one of those?I'm sure you could find something. Swimming pool would be good.Ever had a Hills Hoist?No. But my grandparents did and I used to take great delight in a child in winding it up and rolling it down.Thanks to the Herald Sun by the way of placing that picture in there and now kids everywhere will jump on the...A warning, be careful.You should not do that. Yeah. Don't do that.Over the past 12 months, News Breakfast has been lucky enough to host some of Australia's top musicians.Last year, the wonderfully talented Chris Isaak joined us in the studio to chat about his album First Comes The Night. The music that I do is pretty simple and based on pretty... I guess they're classic - I didn't think of them as classic when I was listening - Johnny Cash, Elvis, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins. I don't think they ever went away. # I fell into a burning ring of fire:MYou were encouraged by Stevie Nicks to spend some time in Nashville to get some inspiration. Was that fruitful?I'd been to Nashville before and I, I wish I would have been smarter about it and... I should have just said, "OK, it's a music city. There's a lot of great musicians here." But I was really kind of nervous going there. I didn't know if my record was... I thought I was kind of a rock'n'roll artist and I was kind of wondering if I would fit in. And the first person - the first day I got there I went to breakfast. They had a free breakfast he hotel. If you get up early, you get up at two o'clock in the morning, it's for you! For a musician it was early. I went down and somebody said, "Hey, Chris!" And I look and it's Robert Plant. That was the first day. He said, "Let's have dinnerle." Of course he's Robert Plant and I just followed him like a puppy. Of course.I thought Robert Plant is better looking than I am, sings better than I am and a bigger legend than I'll ever be, but we're both recording in Nashville and I felt really good about it. # Please don't call # We don't -- we'd only start again # We won't change # So why should we pretend? # I don't want your sympathy # I don't care what's wrong with me # I don't need you to believe # I'm just leaving # Cruel to walk out while you cry # But you know the reason why # It's an eye for an eye # Now we're even # You cheat me, I cheat you # We deserve what we've been through # I don't want you # But I want you # To remember # How we felt # When I held you # When I loved you # If you're lonely now # Blame yourself # Please don't call # We'd only start again # We won't change # So why should we pretend? # I don't want your sympathy # I don't care what's wrong with me # I don't need you to believe # I'm just leaving # Cruel to walk out while you cry # But you know the reason why # It's an eye for an eye # Now I'm leaving # You cheat me, I cheat you # We deserve what we've been through # We can't change the way we are # Fell in love but we went too far # Ooh # Ooh, ooh, ooh I'm a genius! # Ooh, ooh, # Ooh, # Ooh, ooh, ooh, # Ooh, ooh, ooh. # Chris Isaak there performing Please Don't Call. PK wants to know why he has written his name on his guitar. There's a question. If you know the answer...Why?There's a number of potential reasons.People are going to knock it off.You might lose it. You might forget your name. Maybe there's a real reason. If you know it, let us know.Maybe he thought Michael Rowland would knock it off. Possible. He's not here so we can... Let's look at the sport with Ben. Big day in sport yesterday. Over to you, mate. Thanks, PK. A record-breaking century from David Warner has put Australia in a strong position after day one of the Sydney test against Pakistan. Warner became the first batsman to score 100 before lunch on day one of a test match in Australia. He was in fine form and hit his 100 in style. 20-year-old Matt Renshaw also reached triple figures and was 167 not out at stumps. Australia will begin day two with a score of 3/365. Well, David Warner says the short bowling from Pakistan suited him well. Probably reflects on where they bowled too. I felt they bowled a fraction short and it was able enough for myself to actually target them a little bit, especially third man, backward point region and obviously try and pull, um, through mid-wicket as well. To the big bash now and the Sydney Sixers have handed Brisbane its first loss for the season in front of a told-out home crowd. The Heat smashed 186 in the first innings but recently dropped test player Nic Maddinson did his best to restrict the score with a great catch on the boundary inside the rope. Dan Hughes went to work in the chase for the Sixers, smashing 85 runs. Abbott belted a six in the final over to secure Sydney's win. To tennis and Nick Kyrgios has impressed again in the Hopman Cup despite Australia's loss to the Czech Republic in Perth. Kyrgios made light work of his opponent, winning in straight sets in his match. Daria Gavrilova's poor form continued with a disappointing loss in her match. In Brisbane, 16-year-old Australian Destanee Aiava upset Bethanie Mattek-Sands to win her opening-round match. An exciting prospect for the future of tennis there. Yes. Great news. Always great to see a young tennis player coming through at this time of year and maybe landing in the Australian Open. Good stuff. Let's look at the weather with Let's look at the weather with
Kirsten. Good morning. Thick cloud over the tropics, where there is an active monsoon. Heavy rain, storms and strong winds across the Kimberley, the Top End and tropical Queensland. In the west, there's a trough drawing hot winds to the west coast. Let's look around the states:

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Welcome back to ABC News Breakfast. Thanks for watching. Our top story this morning - senator turns street fighter. WAMP Rod Culleton released from hospital after a tussle outside a Perth court.

PolicePolice investigate a kidnapping attempt after a man is found tied up on a roadside in Sydney.Day one of Washington's new Congress and already Republicans are making a U-turn after coming under fire from their Tweeter-in-chief. And we'll speak to a double-lung transplant recipient who is getting behind a new push to make organ donation more common in Australia. To the cricket and Australia is in the box seat after centuries to Dave Warner and Matt Renshaw on Day 1 of the third test against Pakistan. Extreme fire danger for parts of WA as temperatures soar, while more heavy rain and storms are on the way for the north and tropics.Good morning. Former One Nation Senator Rod Culleton has spent the night recovering from a wrist injury after a street scuffle outside a Perth court. The incident occurred when One Nation and Kate Anthony Fels tried to serve senator court papers. Senator Culleton was discharged from hospital late last night. Charlotte Hamlyn has the story. The scuffle broke out outside the Perth Magistrates Court as Mr Culleton was approached by ex-Liberal MP and now One Nation member, Anthony Fels, who waas trying to ser sf him with a scred tore's petition. During the fracas,, the senator fell onto the footpath and his wife and son intervened. Al two were arrested last month after being ee Victoriaed from a bankruptcy hearing involving Mr Culleton in the Federal Court. Anthony tried to serve him again, Craig Hutton intervened again and roedny and Craig fell to the pavement. Anthony then proceeded to drop the documents on Rodney.The papers that sparked the altercation were being served on behalf of Mr Batalla. He had made unsuccessful attempt Tosser of other legal documents to Mr Culleton in the past. Police confirmed they were called to the scene, but by the time they arrived no-one was there. It is understood Mr Culleton was taken to hospital in a private vehicle. Police say their inquiries are continuing. Going to the rest of the da I's Yu news Donald Trump has unleashed a storm overnight. Mr Trump criticised Congress, including members of his own party for weakening the pro he papers of the ethics watchdog and in the past few hours that proposal has been dropped. The Ford Motor Company also announced it had cancelled plans for a fact interest I in Mexico as the President-elect published comments criticising rival General Motors for making its cars in Mexico.Police are investigating a suspected kidnapping attempt in Sydney's west. A man was relevantedly found tied up with his head covered on a roadside just after midnight. He was treated it he scene just before being taken to hospital with minor injuries.A 2 is-year-old man is in hospital with serious head injuries after being punched in the back of the head on the go being. Queensland Police say the man fell to the ground and hit his head on the pavement about 2:00am. Two boys aged 15 and 16 are assisting police with their inquiry. Turkish media are reporting that a suspect is from a Central Asian country. It comes as individual yo he emerged of the gunman at a bus terminal. Earlier, kirzistan ruled o out a suspect whose passport photo was circulated on social media. Centrelink staff will soon get extra training to deal with customers over the recover ri -- over the automatated debt recovery scheme. In a contract tender released just before Christmas, the Department of Human Services says it was seeking contracts to deliver advanced customer aggression training to staff and managers.In Indonesia, a captain of a tourism ferry has been arrested. The boat was carrying 250 people from Jakarta to a resort island when it caught fire. Ja being jack police say the captain is accused of continuing to sail despite knowing the passenger numbers far exceeded the 100 listed on his manifest. He is facing up to 10 years' prison if convicted.There have been busy scenes at London Zoo as the park begins its annual stocktake of more than 18,000 animals. The zoo is required by law to count the animals but says its also an opportunity to analyse the success of breeding programs for more than 700 species. The penguins were keen to help, as you can see there, with that count, but the critically endangered Sumatran tiger cubs were basically useless.But, very, very...Less useful, someone suggested.But very cute at the same time.Yes, and cool.Indeed, absolutely. Let's have a look at the weather now. Here is Kirsten.Just a quick look at the capitals:

Now, the Australian Medical Association has weighed into the gun control debate, arguing in favour of establishing a real-time national firearms register.But Independent senator David Leyonhjelm says doctors aren't qualified to debate gun ownership, accusing the AMA of including errors and poor research in its statement for change. For more, AMA Vice President Dr Tony Bartoni joins us now.Good morning, Ali.Oh otherwise you do think you're qualified, otherwise you wouldn't have done this. What makes you a good voice on gun control. When it comes to matters of public health issue, we believe we have a role to speak out - in fact, a foremost responsibility. Publish ownership of guns in the opportunity is a risk to pub particular health and for that reason we feel we have a duty and an obligation to speak on this matter. The evidence is clear, since the 1996 firearms agreement, the number of deaths by guns in the community have significantly reduced, more than havrled. There has been over a million guns handed back from various amnesties o every that period of time. We, my colleagues in the ED, are the one whose have do we'll the effects, the trauma, the carnage that is brought on by illicited gun use in the community, and in fact even in the cases wither the majority of cases of accidents by gun are through suicides and that is the Sigma jort of the cases, and that's mental health issue that we all have to deal with, so I think we are really qualified because of our everyday exposure to this area.Tony, what about the timing? Why now? Why are you speaking no you?Look, we've had a policy on our books since virtually the late '90s, and we update all our position statements regularly. Obviously the timing comes in line with the recent decision by the State and Territory ministers at COAG, strengthening those gun laws, and we think it is appropriate that we released the firearms position statement that we did yesterday.So, what are the priorities, as you see them, given, as you said, the changes that were made in '96, after Port Arthur, they have created great change and have been lauded globally, but it is about continuing to make change?It is about ensuring that our world's best and applauded gun control laws aren't watered down. We don't want to see any relaxation in those laws, we don't want them to be watered down, we don't want it to be easier to obtain guns in our community. We see the effects, we know the trauma it causes. We see the anguish, and it is rn that this very important public health issue is continued. One last year was very public. What is the Mr It Cal discussions concerns you that people are willing to water down gun control?Well, any attempts to circumvent the very strong laws that are in place to allow variations, be it on pump or lever-action shotguns, we are very strongly opposed to is Emmy automatic firearms and this we would see as an issue that really needs to be defended.But did you pick up anything in the discussions that you heard from the State and national leaders?Essentially we could see that there is some sort of political pressure to relax those laws, and we were really, rely happy to see the strong position that the states and territories ministers kept in the face of very significant pr esh sure to relax those laws.You see a national register as one of the key things that needs to be done, even those in the gun control business say, actually, all the states and tr tri-s do it?There is a patchwork amongst the states and territories mpl We are calling for a national real-time gun registry which has all the details, allows for movements between states and territories, which allows for no excuses for guns going missing. There is potentially millions of guns in the community illegally held at the moment. We know that that poses a very significant risk to public health and public safety, and the real-time Ridge industry is just basically updating that legislation, that register of the existing states into the 21st Century and using technology to ensure we keep control of where those guns are, who has got them and are they licensed and properly trained and skilled to have them and have a good, genuine reason to use those guns.Tony, thank you for coming in this morning.My pleasure.Feel free to contact us with your thoughts on that discussion. Would you like to see a national register for guns as well? Going overseas and Donald Trump has been very busy on Twitter. This morning our North America correspondent Stephanie mooch explained the effect Mr Trump's social media use has on Washington. Late last night members of the Republican House met here in Washington and unexpectedly voted to essentially gut an ethics watchdog that was set up in 2008 to have over sight over members of Congress and can investigate potentially ethical breaches. They voted to set it up with something a lot weaker. That took a lot of people by surprise, including, it seems - their leader Donald Trump. This morning from Trump tower in New York, he sent a tweet:

That obviously created a bit of a stir here in Washington, and several hours later Republicans met again and decided to reverse their decision, so things are not off to a smooth start for this new administration, and Republican Congressmen and women were trying to play down the division and the reversal when they were heading in and out of the chamber.Isn't this the point, Stephanie, that even those these tweets might seem random, everyone scrambles to respond, not just Congress, but if you look at the motor companies, General Motors and Ford?That's right, Donald Trump is being able to wield a great deal of influence from the confines of Trump Tower or his luxury resort in Florida simply by sending out a tweet. Nmpblingts recent months he has used speeches and particularly Twitter to name and shame American manufacturing companies that he accuses of taking jobs overseas or shutting down some of their manufacturing operations in the United States. Car manufacturers have been one of his main targets. He has criticised Ford Motor Company in the past. This morning he took to Twitter to criticise General Motors for making a kaer in Mexico and then selling it to dealers in the US, saying he would impose a big border tax on them if they keep doing it. Around the same time, the Ford Motor Company decided, announced it is deciding to scrap plans to build a million-dollar plant in Mexico, and instead will expand its operations in Detroit, investing about $700 million into that plant there. Let's have a listen to what Mark Fields had to say today.We are also encouraged by the pro-growth policies that President-elect Trump and the in you Congress have indicated that they will pursue, and we believe that these tax and regulatory reforms are critically important to boost US competitiveness, and of course drive a resurgence in American manufacturing and high-tech innovation.So, Steffi mooch there giving us an -- so Stephanie mooch there giving us an update on the President-elect Twitter activity. While we've been on air, it's quite possibly he has tweeted different things.We'll check that out. It's no use wondering too much about what happens when he becomes President. I reckon this is a very different thing. He is still very much in PR mode.But can a tiger change its stripes oer a leopard change its spots? If you addicted to social media, how easy would it be to change to an official account? I understand he will have to tweet under...But does it really matter? Is it any different to our pollies turning out, they might be at the doors or with hard hats on and they don't answer as many questions as we would like either.140 characters is pretty limited for policy-making, I guess. It makes life simple, I go es. You don't have address all the complexities because you can't.The businesses - big companies, CEOs, as we've seen there, might be able to Pos themselves to answer.It is a space that is very closely watched and will continue to be closely watchedBritain's top diplomat to the European Union has resigned.Sir Ivan Rogers leaves his job just weeks before formal Brexit talks. The B about. C's core role Walker reports.Sir Ivan Rogers tried to keep a low profile. But his warning that it could take the UK 10 years to get a new EU trade deal overshadowed what was already a difficult occasion for Theresa May. Sir Ivan was one of Britain's most experienced negotiators. He was a key member of David Cameron's team when the former prime minister tried to get agreement on a new relationship with the EU before the referendum, and some who have worked with Sir Ivan, believe his departure is a real loss to the Government. The only way we are going to deliver a successful, workable Brexits is bre Sicily with the expertise of people like Ivan Rogers who has now been forced to the margins, forced to the sidelines, because of the angry zeal of Brexit years who just won't accept anyone who saying anything different.But leading Brexit campaigners are delighted he is gone.Sir Ivan is part of the establishment who haven't frngly accepted the referendum result and are hoping that frankly it will never happen, and the Foreign Office is stuffed full of these poo emfrom top to bottom. For decades they have been taking Britain in completely the wrong direction and I hope Sir Ivan's departure is followed by many, many more.The PM expressed her commitment to get a Brexit doole that works for everyone.We have made a momentous decision and set ourselves on a new direction. Theresa May says she will trigger Article 50 by the end of mooch and a new appointment, March can be made before the start of the formal negotiations of Britain's departure from the EU.Let's talk another issue that we are r have been discussing throughout the program. Organ donation new law means consent is presumed unless someone has signed into the new opt-out register.Advocates of organ donation want to see the same policy adopted here in Australia. Pip, Pip had a double-lung program 16 years ago. Welcome to the program.Thank you very much for having me.This opt-out law that has been introduced in France, not the first counsel interest I that has done it and not the first to be discussed here, but do you think it could be work here in Australia?I think it is a great policy here in Australia. A couple of reservations - obviously I was reading about it last night and some of the families are totally against - would be against organ donation even though the person themselves might want to do it or whether it's compulsory, but also with having had a double-lung transplant, there is a lot of management that happens of after the transplant, so it is not a cure, it has kept me alive, I wouldn't be here today would out it, but I go to see the doctors every three months, I'm on medication, I still have to be very weary of the people I'm around and picking up germs and stuff like that, so a whole process of around me after the double-lung transplant.But you're still alive.I am still alive. Nothing informs people more than people with personal stories. Tell us about your story?I actually wasn't diagnosed with cystic fibrosis until I was 8 or 9, and grew up with CF and doing daily physio and medication and stuff like that. Around the age of 29 I actually got pneumonia and declined quite quickly and so listed for double-lung transplant and was lucky enough to wait only a couple of months.Gee, you were lucky, 16 years ago?Yes, I was very lucky, and was fortunate to have my double-lung transplant 16 years ago. What have you seen in the discussion about organ donation in the last 15 years, or say the last 5 or 10 years, on the general acceptance of people and wanting to donate more?I think - I haven't seen a lot, I have to admit.Hasn't been a big shift, has there?No, but a agree with you, Paul, personal stories definitely help. Recently my husband and I completed a double - my husband and I completed a half-marathon, the Melbourne Half back in October, and people go, "Oh my goodness, but you've had a double-lung transplant." Well, this is what it can do, I wouldn't be here without it and I wouldn't have done my half-marathon, it is a fabulous and generous thing for someone to do.Do you think it's ultimately about education? It's about telling your side and also telling the medical side as well?Yes, definitely, absolutely education and just talking about it generally. You know, it seems like such a - I'm sure to people outside of - who have never been involved in organ transplant, it's like, "Oh my goodness, such a big thing." To me it is a daily thing I live with and it's not commonplace and I'm not saying that it's not special - it is amazing - but the more you talk to people and the more it's talked about and what people can do once they've had their transplant. Because it is an incredibly complex issue, isn't it? Because at the moment, despite whatever the wishes of a person, at that very difficult time, when a family is confronted, they do, they often say no, and I guess in some ways you almost want to remove the decision if you can from that strict emergency situation?Yes, and is that - that's even if there is a card? Even if someone is holding the card and explains their wishes that way?My understanding is that the family can intervene and overturn?That's what I was reading last night, that even the person has said, "Yes, I want to dob Nate my organs," the family at the time is say, "No, I don't want that to happen. Yes, a policy that says everyone is in unless they opt outYes, and vu to make it easy to opt out if people feel strongly that that's what they want to do.Yes, and it relieves the fa emthat have stress, and it is a wonderful and amazing gift and I wouldn't be here right now talking about it.And a gift that a lot of people don't give. Very small numbers of donation. As we said earlier, it's growing, but it's growing very, very slowly. The situation hasn't changed dramatically since you had your transplant 16 years ago?No, not that I know of.How did you go in our half-marathon?I scraped in under 3 hours so I was very happy with that.Well done.When is the in ex-one?I'm hoping July, Gold Coast and my husband in Octoberal My husband said, "No won didder it took you three hours to get around," because there is lots of photos of people and I'm actually like this. You sphwhooYou couldn't wait to celebrate.Yes.Pip, thank you for coming in to talk to us.Thank you. Let us know what you think, whether Australia should have an optout situation rather than opt-in.Claire says, "Unless you opt out, your organs should be just harvested. There are too many people waiting door donations. If you're dead, what difference does it make to you anyway?"Well, not all people can donate due to medical conditions that make them unsuitable. So the question is does the Government test everyone before they go on the register?" Well, I imagine that would be solved very quickly.Well, the organs would be tested by the medicos who are going to use it. Maybe that is an example of not enough explanation and education for people.Yes, absolutely.If you want to get involved in the discussion, or anything else we're talking about, gun control, et cetera,:

Let's get a look at the sport now and a big day in the cricket and Ben is going to tell us all about it. G'day, Ben.Speaking of making it very easy, the Australians made it look that way against Pakistan, well in control of that First test and we'll take a look at some of the highlights now. A record breaking century from David Warner has put Australia in a really strong position after the first Dave of the Sydney test against Pakistan. Warner became the first batsmen to score 100 on Day 1 before lunch. He looked in command and celebrated his ton in style with his significant jump. 20-year-old Matt Renshaw also reached triple figures and was 167 not out at stumps. He is on the verge of a very big score if he can get going again today. Australia will begin Day 2 with a score of 3/365. To the Big Bash now and the Sydney Sixers have handed Brisbane its first loss for the season in front of a soldout home crowd. The Heat smashed 186 in the first innings, but recently dropped test player Nick Maddinson was in fine form on the boundary, keeping the ball in and taking that catch. Opening batsman for the Sixers Dan Hughes then went to work in the chase. He smashed 85 runs from just 55 balls, while Sean Abbott got the winning six in the final over for Sydney. To the tennis and Nick Kyrgios has impressed again in the Hopman Cup despite Australia's loss to the Czech Republic in Perth. Kyrgios made light work of Adam Pavlasek, winning in straight sets. He was looking good, despite having a I little bit of a niggle in his leg, while Daria Gavrilova's poor form, continued with a loss in her match to Agnieszka Radwanska. The pair couldn't win in the mixed doubles after that ending Australia's title defence at the event. Kyrgios was battling a leg injury. So let's listen to how he is feeling 68Yes, I tried to manage that, and as soon as it got warm, I managed it a little better, but a tough match, I'm just glad I got the win.Australia did lose the tie to the Czech Republic and lost in the mikted doubles match but a really exciting rally which featured some great shots. Let's take a look at the highlight from that match.

Not a bad way to play some tennis. Well, in Brisbane, Australian teenager Destanee Aiava has won her first-round match and is quickly becoming one of the rising stars of Australian tennis. The 16-year-old defeated Bethany mat tech-sand r sapbds who is about 200 higher than her in the placings. Destanee Aiava has already earned a wildcard position for Melbourne. She will next face Brandon Kutz who is in the

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Do we know her place in the audge Open?She does have a wildcard, so she does have a spot, but, yeah, we've had a few years since we've had a really young player coming through, and for a teenager to deliver a result like that, 200 spots higher can't be underestimated - that's a big win.16.Very impressive.And enjoying her spot. During the test cricket, Ali, did you weigh inYes, I thought that was pretty impressive, no the a bad job before lunch. A shame he couldn't get going after lunch.I'm sure he thought the same.I'm sure he did, too.I was watching it thinking - and I said to the kids, "I don't think I've ever seen this in my lifetime." When he was about 50, 60, 70, I thought he might do it, and I looked at the stats and the last time was 1976 - it did happen in my lifetime, I was one, but never in Australia before.And Bradman was the last Australian to do it.When you're on any list with Bradman, you're doing alright.Yes, I like the fact that afterwards he said, "It's great to be in such esteemed company," as if he didn't know about it, someone had to tell him.No, he wouldn't have known about that list. About 15 minutes of lunchtime he thought, "I might be a chance here.""Thanks so much.Kirsten joins us now with the waaeth they are.Good morning. Thick cloud over the tropics today. In the north-west there is an active monsoon that is generating heavy rain, storms and damaging winds. Over in crop Cal Queensland, a trough and a weaker low is also producing heavy rain, storms and strong winds. The heat is in the west of the State. Hot winds are to the west coast. Taking a look around the country now:

Still plenty more to come on the program. Just ahead, media and politics lecturer, Dr Andrea Carson is joining us to go through the day's newspaper headlines and the most interesting stories of the day, cl youing Hobart City Councillor's disagreement over the Taste of Tasmania Festival which is suffering from a dwindling attendance figures over the past two years. That's all coming up, but first let's get all the news with Ali.Former One Nation senator Rod Culleton has spent the night recovering from a wrist injury after a street scuffle outside a Perth court. The now Independent senator appeared to fall over as One Nation candidate Anthony Fels tried to serve him with bankruptcy papers while he was leaving the Magistrates Court. Senator Culleton was discharged from hospital after X-rays revealed his wrist was not broken. US President-elect Donald Trump has unleashed another storm of criticism on social media overnight, tweeting about a range of issues, including car maker General Motors. The US Congress and the release of prisoners from Guantanamo Bay. Mr Trump criticised Congress, including members of his own party, for weakening the powers of the ethics watchdog, and in the past few hours that proposal has been dropped. The Ford Motor Company also announced that it had cancelled plans for a plant in motion co-as Donald Trump had criticised General Motors for having manufacturing in Mexico. A man has been found tied up with his head covered on a roadside in Strathfield. He was treated at the scene and taken to hospital with minor injuries. A minor earthquake has struck south of Sydney this morning with a magnitude 3.9. It was felt as far away as Wollongong, but unlikely to do damage to homes. Geoscience reported hundreds of calls about the quake.Richard said he felt it in Canberra, like someone gave the bed a short, sharp shove and Peter said, "Didn't feel a thing in Wollongong," although he was on sleeping tablets at the time. Tush yrk authorities have made two more arrests but the gunman who, is still on the run. Europe correspondent James Glenday reports. The 39 who were murdered early on New Year's Day are making their final journeys home. Hundreds mourn Nara Al Sav in Jordan, while in Israel, the death of 19-year-old Leanne has devastated an entire town.TRANSLATION: Today was announced as a day of mourning, a day of anger and solidarity with the family.At the scene of the atrocity in Istanbul, around 200 people gathered in a show of solidarity and to protest the terrorist attacks that are crippling Turkey's tourism industry. TRANSLATION: They want to accustom us to grisly attacks. I'm here to show that I will not surrender to this violence.This security camera vision shows the moment the terrorists entered the club. TRANSLATION: He carried out a massacre. He was like a mad dog, as I fell, I couldn't see how many people who were there or what it was.Two foreigners were detained at Istanbul Airport. Police have also searched several properties in this neighbourhood which is home to many Central Asian immigrants. The many man in this selfie video is still the main suspect. Security experts say he is likely to have trained with terrorists in Syria. Thousands of heavily armed police are working around the clock to find him.Well, let's go to Africa now and Kenya has doubled its energy xas it I in just 5 years. What's most impressive about this is the fact that about 60% of the electricity generated comes from renewable sources.Here in Australia, only around 14% of the grid comes from green power. Africa correspondent Martin Cuddihy has more. Beneath Hell's Gate National Park, 3km underground are vast reserves of natural heat.About 26 wells that supply this power plant to be able to achieve this. Geothermal power plants provide close to a third of Kenya's electricity and all up about 60% of the grid is renewables.I think if that's not leadership, I don't know what else could be called leadership, so we are leading in that site, and this energy is not just from one source of the grid, it's from geothermal, from hydro, from wind.Six years ago, only about 25% of the population had access to electricity. Today it's more than half and many of these projects have been funded by the World Bank.We have been a strong supporter of geothermal since 1971 to date, but also in between we have financed hydros, we have financed all the land projects in Kenya.Kenya is the largest producer of geothermal power in Africa anded 8th largest globally. In contrast, more than 80% of Australia's electricity comes from fossil fuels.For Australia and others who are still depending on coal and other sources that pollute the environment, we would encourage them to look at ways of increasing the capacity that they can get from green energy.There are still millions of Kenyans who don't have access to electricity. Despite that, Kenya's state-owned generating company is continued to continue its push into renewables and become a world leader in clean, green energy. Let's have a look now at today's papers and for that we're joined by Dr Andrea Carson, lecturer in media and politics as Melbourne's School of social and political sky Yenses. Good morning.Good morning.Plenty of news about, Senator Culleton helping us along a bit?Now there is a colourful character for politics, a person many people wouldn't have known before 2 July 2016, and now he is making headlines again with this wrist injury that occurred after a scuffle in the street yesterday. It would seem that a fellow One Nation member served him with some papers after he was declared bankrupt at the end of last year, which I think is something that se contesting, so he spent some time in the hospital, is out again now and as I understand it, he hasn't got a broken wrist which was the initial fear.You can see there that he hasn't got a broken wrist, when he gets up, takes his jacket off and looks like he wants to go a couple of rounds. Well, isn't it amazing did shall the West Australian or the video footage there where they can capture the scuffle.Well, initial reports had the senator as being attacked. It wasn't attacked as such, that whole serving of legal documents is an interesting one?Yes, I mean, there are some various reports going around from being very sympathetic to his side of things, to a more - a different sideshowing that maybe it was a bit more of an altercation that had two sides to blame.And this whole case of the bankruptcy, that's got a bit to play out, hasn't it, in court, as I understand it? That's right, Ali. This is something that he said he will appeal, it happened just before Christmas, that he was declared bankrupt, and we are yet to see how the courts are going to handle that.Let's go to the Financial Review which talks about a Donald Trump Twitter spray. Considering it is in the paper, it's probably about 30 tweets behind what Donald Trump is up to.The rest of them.What do you make of this story?That's right, Paul. This is a tweet Donald Trump put out that was criticising China saying that free trade has been very one-sided trade into America from China, and having a go really at China about its lack of - or sitting on its hands over North Korea, and in the 140 characters he is able to insert a little bit of sarcasm in there with a "nice" at the end with an exclamation mark.This obviously followed North Korea's New Year speech by Kim Jong-un talking about their building of their military capacity to attack the US and Donald Trump tweets back and says it's not going to happen, which to me sort of sums up the whole issue of Donald Trump tweeting - what dos that mean? It could be read and is being read by various people, and then he has this go at China and China has actually responded saying, "It's OK. We're doing our bit." ".Well, the amazing thing is he has 18.5 million followers on Twitter, and every time he tweets he is able to bypass the American media and speak to a million people, and an effective way to communicate, even if there is a degree of criticism coming from the media, he is able to speak to the people and he is doing that.Do you think he has grasped the task in front of him with regards to tariffs. He can't decide to change tariffs and trade deals straightaway without going through Congress?Why he, that's one example of many things he has to come to terms with once he is inaugurated on January 20th.Maybe he does understand. Maybe he is having if unin his own way?Well, there is anl argument that he approaches Twitter, and a lot of public discussions that the way he approaches things is the first position is not the last position.He flags things.And while they are random, they appear to be a deliberate process to put certain things onto table.Yes, but politicians do the ambit claim as well. I guess the difference is there is democracy, many businesses don't operate on those grounds, they operate as more of a hierarchy and he is taking that approach.Page 1 of the Herald Sun, Andrea, this morning?Yes, this is a sad story and one that Herald Sun should be commended for because this campaign Take A Stand, to do with domestic violence, and the latest report showing it has doubled in Victoria, the number of deaths of children and women in 2016 compared to 2015 and I think the figures are something like 21 deaths that look like they were homicide of women and children being murdered by partners. This has caused some victims groups to call out for mandatory life sentencing for those that are - that cause these events still occur. This is a very sad story and something that Victoria and Australia have been trying to deal with in terms of family violence.And we're yet to see the trend turn around, even though governments, including the Victorian Government, have announced quite significant measures to try to address the problem, it just doesn't seem to get any better.Well, a royal commission released findings very, very quickly.And adopted all the findings as well. The Hobart 'Mercury', a slightly more holiday one?It is, and we are going right around the country here, giving tadz some news.It is part of Australia, it's OK.Yes.It is a national program.Tasmania is not, is it?OK, there go a lot of your Twitter followers.We've got a lot of lovely viewers in Tasmania.This is about The Taste of Tasmania, a food festival that occurs over New Year's Day and the days afterwards mpl vrts It is a fantastic festival, I've been to it, and the number of people participating has fallen, it's down 20% and there is a little fight that's brewing among the local city council about whether they should continue to fund it or whether it should be outsourced because of these falling numbers, meaning that rate papers effectively are footing the bill, but it is a terrific festival for anyone who has been there and it has been struck by bad weather as much as anything else which might account for why the numbers are down this year.Is it tied to coincide with the end of the Sydney to Hobart?Yes, it is, the boats coming in and lots of beautiful foods around, and the nice wines.I've been there, is there another reason why the numbers have fallen, apart from the weather? Well, particularly bad weather over the last two years, that's one of the reasons that the council is saying but there needs to be an inquiry as to why attendance is low. To the cricket. Did you watch any of it yesterday?I did turn up to the SCG to have a look. Unfortunately I saw more rain than I saw actual cricket on the day I went there, but this is a remarkable result with Matt Renshaw getting 167 and on again today, off the back of Warner getting his 100, so it shows we have some promising talent coming out of the Australian side.PK and Ben were talking earlier about Renshaw's press conference which I didn't see, but the fact that - because he is young, he is not well versed in the art of avoiding the question, which makes him an interesting chat.Yes, se fresh-faced, so when he gives his impression of what his older teammates have spoken to him about, his interactions with Warner and others, he talks like he has been plucked out of the crowd and thrown into the changerooms, so a great representation of guys everywhere. Well, that's quite refreshing.Yes, Yes, very refreshing.Yes, especially with footballers, one game at a time, that sort of thing you get, it's nice to hear them speaking more frankly.Thank you, Andrea, breaking your holidays to come in to talk to us.Pleasure.The unusually high number of drownings have happened in backyard pools, beaches and also on inland waterways.In the past fortnight alone, 21 people have died mostly in NSW where the State Government says it is doing all it can, but has urged greater vigilance, especially from those with young children. Former swimming coach Laurie Laurence, a life long advocate for water safety, talked to ABC last night about education.All weather, the kids love it, but if it's hot, that becomes more dangerous. I'm more associated with the Kids Aliv program, which is under 5,s and over the years we've seen under-5 drownings go from 63 down to 21 last year, which is fantastic, but the number of older drownings is going up, I don't know whether it's older people, young men being more brave around water, because Royal Life stats tell us that more men, young men, drown than girls. I think what's happening is a lot more kids are starting early because of this water safety DVD that goes into the new mother's bag, but I think once kids are swimming 25 metres, parents are thinking, oh, their job is done, whereas that's only the start of a kid's swimming career, and I tell you, as a grandparents, as a coach, swimming lessons are a gift that just keeps on giving, and unfortunately in the schools - a lot of the schools are cutting back on their swimming lessons, which is a backward step. In fact, Tasmania is the only State in Australia that gives free swimming lessons to kids until they can swim 50 metres. They are really leading the way at the moment. In Queensland we used to do that. I can remember as a fizz he had teacher, every, phys Ed teacher, every summer with a sunburnt nose, I would be there as bus load after bus load would come in with kids for their free swimming lessons.That's not happening now because of excessive costs and principals at schools are thinking some of the other things are more important - the maths, et cetera, et cetera. Well, the maths and all the rest of it is important, but...So is swimming.Later in the show we will be speaking to Olivia mun Sen from Surf Life Saving NSW and we will get her views as well.Overnight, amazing pictures have come out of the US of a two-year-old boy who saved his twin brother from a fallen dresser. The parents of Brock and bowdy Shoff have published the video as a warning for parents to secure their dressers. He helps several times to save his win brother by pushing from different sides and eventually he manages to heave the dresser off his twin brother and it comes after a number of deaths because of dressers not being fixed to walls.It shows how light and flimsy they are.The other issue is if they are not light and flimsy, if you have heavyweighted books, et cetera, they are, cannot be so stable, especially on carpet.You may have noticed longer-than-usual longer queues for the returns. 'Choice' consumer policy manager Sarah Agar says there are specific circumstances where retailers are legally required to offer a refund. These consumer guarantees don't apply in cases where you've just changed your mind or decided that you don't like a product, but if you buy something that is faulty, you have the right to request a free repair, replacement or a refund, and this is plies with gifts as well as with things that you buy for yourself.I guess the question then becomes what's the definition of "faulty". There are major faults and minor faults?Yes, that's right, if a product as a minor fault, something where you can't use it in the way it's designed or you wouldn't have bought the product if you had known about it, then you have the remedy of your choice, so you can ask for a refund in those circumstances.What do you reckon? What to do?Well, a couple of messages about what to do, particularly if there is no the a fault with the gift, but that you just don't like it and someone has suggested that when you have quite a few young kids and you end up with the same book or same toy three or four times over, it is OK to re-gift.I think it's OK to re-gift anything.But just remember take the card out.Yes, that's right, remove all traces. Selena says, "Returning a gift to the store that it was bought from or to the person who gave it to you, a bit awkward. Re-gift.There you go.Roger says, "Rude, ungrateful."There you go. To the cricket and centuries to openers David Warner and Matt Renshaw have put Australia in a dominant position going into Day 2 of the final test against Pakistan at the SCG.And I spoke to Australian cricket legend Mitchell Johnson, famously called a once in a generation bowler by Dennis Lillee, I spoke to him after that so-called crisis in Australian cricket.So-called crisis!And he was reflecting on maybe what Matt Renshaw might be feeling at the moment, the moment you are plucked and made into a young star.I've been doing a lot of stuff with Wan re-back in Perth and there are a couple of young kids down there who I really like. One kid in particular, a 16, 17-year-old kid, bit of a slingy action, something just a little bit different, caught my eye and I went up and spoke to him and said, "Look, I love the way you bowl, your technique is really good. Just keep working on your basics:" So something like that, as a young kid, you want to get the basics right, but you need to have something different, so he is someone I will keep a close eye on, you need to have that X factor. Beyond that X factor, what was it in you that made Lillee's prediction but and becoming one of the greats? I don't know. Being a left-armer at that time - there wasn't a lot of left-armers playing cricket, and we see a lot more now coming out with Mitchell Starc and a few guys overseas as well, but generally not a lot of left-armers, and left-armers always had that little bit extra, you know, going across a right-hand batsman and swinging them back in, so I think the pace probably caught his eye as well. If I think about it, I was bowling to Lee Carseldine at the time and hitting close to 140 at 17 years of age with not really any coaching, so I think he saw that potential there, and I was just in the right place at the right time in the end. I still feel to this day very lucky.Yeah, but it was more than that, wasn't it? There was something in your personality or your determination that will you had because youngsters come with talent, but there is something else that makes them continue on. I guess that is why you called your book He sillent" as well?Well, growing up as a kid, you have your ups and downs, parented divorced when, early on and I was living with mum early on and then with dad and you get thrown around a little bit, but that's just life and everyone has troubles as a kid, and the sport was the thing that made me focus away from that stuff - maybe that is the key word "focus" and it showed what I wanted to do, and maybe that's what showed to Dennis at the time.Mitchell Johnson, released a cricket book, believe it or not, only 101 cricket books were released before ChristmasThere is a gift that you could re-gift.Yes, but his was particularly good, I should say. Taking a look at the other action and Ben joins us to take us through the SCG test?Yes, an exciting day at the cricket.For Pakistan?Well, not so much but the crowd was right into it and to get really good contrasting centuries, David Warner smashing it before lunch and Matt Renshaw with the really patient approach which was great to see. Warner has put Australia in a really strong position after Day 1 of the Sydney test against Pakistan. Warner became the first batsmen to score 100 before lunch on Day 1 of a test match in Australia. It was a really impressive performance from him and he celebrated in iconic style with that loop he is now famous for many 20-year-old Renshaw reached triple figures, 167 not out at stumps and he is on the verge of a very big score. Australia will continue at 3/365. To the Big Bash now and in front of a soldout home crowd at the Gabba, the Heat smashed 186 in the first innings, but Nick Maddinson took a fantastic catch on the boundary as Sydney did their best to restrict the home side. Opening batsman for Sydney Dan Hughes then went to work in the chase, and Sean Abbott belted a six in the final over to secure Sydney's win. To tennis and Nick Kyrgios has impressed again in the Hopman Cup did es spite Australia's loss to the Czech Republic in Perth. Kyrgios made light work of Adam Pavlasek, winning in straight sets, he had a leg injury that he was trying to overcome in that match and he did so in style. Daria Gavrilova's poor form continued in her match. In Brisbane, 16-year-old Destanee Aiava upset Beth think mat tick-sapbds to win her opening match at the Brisbane inter National. John van't Schip has resigned leaving the club for personal reasons, leaving to go home to Netherlands to care for his ill father. Obviously we wish him the best and also a blip on the radar for Melbourne City, but they will overcome it, no doubt.Should be OK. Thanks, Ben. Let's get a look at the weather with some nice pictures, too. Over to you, Kirsten. This photo has been buzzing around social media. Adam says it was so hot, even the emus went swimming in WA To the satellite, thick cloud over the tropics where there is an active monsoon. Hot in the west where a trough is drawing hot winds to the west coast. Let as take a look around the country now:

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Welcome back to News Breakfast and thanks for watching. Senator turned Street Fighter: WA MP Rod Culleton released from hospital after a tussle outside a Perth court. Police investigate a kidnapping attempt after a man is found tied up on a roadside in Sydney. Day one of Washington's new Congress and already Republicans are making a U-turn after coming under fire from their tweeter of-in-chief -- Twitter-in-chief.Also ahead: With a spate of drownings this summer, what's the best way to stay safe in the water?Australia in the box seat. Centuries to David Warner and Matt Renshaw on day one of the third test against Pakistan. Extreme fire danger for parts of WA, as temperatures soar. While more heavy rain and storms are on the way for the tropics. Good morning. Former One Nation senator Rod Culleton has spent the night recovering from a wrist injury after a street scuffle outside a Perth court. The incident occurred when One Nation candidate Anthony Fels tried to serve the senator court papers.Senator Culleton has since been discharged from hospital and Charlotte Hamlyn has more. Hey!The scuffle broke out outside the Perth Magistrates Court as Mr Culleton was approached by ex-Liberal MP and now One Nation member Anthony Fels, who was trying to serve him with a creditors' petition. During the fracas, the senator fell onto the footpath and his wife and son intervened. The former One Nation senator had been in court seeking a restraining order against two men, Frank Bertola and Bruce Bell, who were arrested last month after being evicted from a bankruptcy hearing involving Mr Culleton in the Federal Court. Anthony then tried to serve him again. Craig Hutton then intervened again and Rodney and Craig fell to the pavement. Anthony then proceeded to drop the documents on Rodney. The papers that sparked the altercation were being served on behalf of Mr Bertola. He'd made unsuccessful attempts to serve other legal documents to Mr Culleton in the past. Police confirmed they were called to the scene but, by the time they arrived, no-one was there. It's understood Mr Culleton was taken to hospital in a private vehicle. Police say their inquiries are continuing. Let's take in the rest of the day's news now. US President-elect Donald Trump has unleashed another storm of criticism on social media overnight, tweeting about a range of issues, including car-maker General Motors, the US Congress, and the release of prisoners from Guantanamo Bay. Mr Trump criticised Congress, including members of his own party, for weakening the powers of the ethics watchdog and, in the past few hours, that proposal has been dropped. The fort motorcompany announced it had cancelled plans for a factory in Mexico, as the President-elect published comments criticising rival General Motors for making its cars in Mexico. Police are investigating a suspected kidnapping attempt in Sydney's west. A man was reportedly found tied up with his head covered on a roadside in Strathfield just after mit night. He was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital with minor injuries. The 21 -- a 21-year-old man is in hospital with a serious head injury after he was punched in the back of the head on Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. Police say the man fell to the ground and hit his head on the concrete after the attack after 2:00am. Two boys, aged 15 and 16, are assisting police with their inquiries. Turkish media is reporting authorities have identified the gunman who killed 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub in the early hours of New Year's Day. State-run media say the suspect is from a Central Asian country. It comes as video emerged of the gunman at a bus terminal in the central city of Konya. Earlier, Kyrgyzstan ruled out a suspect whose passport photo was circulated on social media. Centrelink staff will soon get extra training to deal with aggressive customers as a publish backlash continues over the department's controversial debt-recovery regime. Many welfare-recipients are angry about letters from Centrelink asking them to repay debts, despite one in five not actually owing the Government any money. In a contract tender, released just before Christmas, the Department of Human Services said it was seeking contractors to deliver advanced customer aggression training to staff, team leaders and managers. A minor earthquake has struck south of Sydney this morning, with a magnitude of 3.9. The quake hit west of Appin and was felt as far away at Wollongong but is unlikely to have caused any damage to homes. Geoscience Australia received lots of calls about the quake with residents reporting rattling windows and objects falling from scenes. Busy scenes at London Zoo overnight as the zoo begins its annual stock take of more than 18,000 animals. They are required by law to count the animals but say it's also an opportunity to analyse the success of breeding programs. Penguins were keen to help but the Sumatran tiger cubs were not that interested and were just... Passing time. Now, let's take a quick look at the weather around the country:

Thanks, PK. Let's go overseas now and US President-elect Donald Trump has been very busy on Twitter this morning. Our North America correspondent Stephanie March explains the effect Mr Trump's social media use has on Washington. Late last night, members of the Republican House met here in Washington and unexpectedly voted to essentially gut an ethics watchdog that was set up in 2008 to have oversight over members of Congress and is able to investigate them for any potential ethical breaches. They voted last night to pretty much abolish that body and set it up with something a lot weaker. That took a lot of people by surprise, including, it seems, their leader, Donald Trump. This morning, from Trump Tower in New York, he sent out a tweet and let's just have a read and have a look at what he said on Twitter. He said, "With all that Congress has to work on, do they really have to make the weakening of the independent ethics watchdog, as unfair as it may be, their number one act and priority? They should be focusing on tax reform, health care and so many other things." That obviously created a bit of a stir here in Washington and several hours later, Republicans met again and decided to reverse their decision. So things are not off to a smooth start for new in administration and Republican Congressmen and women were trying to play down the division and the reversal when they were heading in and out of the chamber.Isn't this the point, Stephanie - that even though the tweets might seem random, everyone scrambles to respond. Not just Congress but, if you look at the motor companies, General Motors and Ford.That's right. Donald Trump is being able to wield a great deal of influence from the confines of Trump Tower or his luxury resort in Florida simply by sending out a tweet. In recent months he's used speeches and particularly Twitter to name and shame American manufacturing companies that he accuses of taking jobs overseas or shutting down some of their manufacturing operations in the United States. Car-manufacturers have been one of his main targets. He's criticised Ford Motor Company in the past. This morning, he took to Twitter to criticise General Motors for making a car in Mexico and then selling it to dealers in the US, saying that he would impose a big border tax on them if they keep doing it. Now, around the same time, the Ford Motor Company announced that it's deciding to scrap plans to build a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico and, instead, it's going to expand its operations in Michigan in Detroit, creating 700 - sorry, 700 new jobs and investing about $700 million into that plant there. Let's have a listen to what Mark Fields had to say earlier today.We're also encouraged by the pro-growth policies that President-elect Trump and the new Congress have indicated that they will pursue. And we believe that these tax and regulatory reforms are critically important to boost US competitiveness and, of course, drive a resurgence in American manufacturing and high-tech innovation. Mark Fields there and Stephanie March talking to us earlier this the program. Since that interview, it's highly likely that Donald Trump has made some more tweets. He's quite prolific.We need to check on that. No shortage of subject matter either.He's been prolific but, yeah, there's some big decisions to be made, obviously, as soon as he becomes president but in the run-up, is it more about PR? Is he trying to position himself politically? Even with the general public as well.And is it as random as it might appear to be or a far more deliberate campaign. It's certainly effective if you look at the decisions made overnight by the Congress and the motor companies. They appear to be responding.People can't say it's a surprise. They voted for him.And he's always been prolific on social media. It's not a new thing. Exactly! To Europe now and Europe's -- Britain's top diplomat to the European Union has resigned.Sir Ivan Rogers leaves his jobs just weeks before the British Government is due to kick off formal Brexit jobs. The BBC's Carole Walker reports. Behind the darkened windows, at the Prime Minister's side as she arrived at the EU Summit last month, Sir Ivan Rogers tried to keep a low profile. His warning that it could take the UK 10 years to get a new EU trade deal, overshadowed what was already a difficult occasion for Theresa May. Sir Ivan was one of Britain's most experienced negotiators. He was a key member of David Cameron's team when the former prime minister tried to get agreement on a new relationship with the EU before the referendum. And some who have worked with Sir Ivan believe his departure is a real loss to the government.The only way we're going to deliver a successful, workable Brexit is precisely with the expertise of people like Ivan Rogers, who has now been forced to the margins, forced to the sidelines, because of the angry zeal of Brexiteers who just won't accept anyone who says anything different to what they so happen to believe in. But leading Brexit campaigners are delighted he's gone.Sir Ivan is part of the establishment that, frankly, haven't accepted the referendum result and are hoping that, frankly, it will never happen. And I'm sorry to say but the Foreign Office is stuffed full of these people from top to bottom. For decades, they've been taking Britain in the wrong direction, the completely wrong direction and I hope Sir Ivan's departure is followed by many, many more.In her New Year's message, the Prime Minister stressed her commitment to getting a Brexit deal that works for everyone.For we have made a momentous decision and set ourselves on a new direction.Theresa May has said she'll trigger Article 50 by the end of March and the official line is that Sir Ivan Rogers has decided to leave now so a new appointment can be made before the start of those formal negotiations for Britain's departure from the EU. The BBC there. Well, it's been a tragic start to summer here at home. In the past fortnight, 21 people have drowned, most of them in NSW. And with Australians flocking to the beaches for their holidays, the risks increase.So what are the best ways to stay safe in the surf and on the sand? Olivia moneyson is from Surf Life Saving NSW -- Oliver moneyson is from Surf Life Saving NSW and joins us now from Bondi beach. Thanks for joining us. Are you nervous considering the tragic circumstances of the last couple of weeks?Yeah, good morning. Yes. It's been very tragic. In NSW, we've had 17 drownings in the last 10 days, seven of which have been coastal. Couple of weeks? Yeah, good morning. Yes. It's been very tragic. In NSW, we've had 17 drownings in the last 10 days, seven of which have been coastal.
Many of these have also been inland waterways and, yeah, we're just out here to spread the message and make sure people stay safe for the rest of the holidays.What is your greatest concern about people swimming over the summer?Um, the greatest concern is just people aren't understanding the risks. We're imploring people to swim at patrolled locations. Make sure that you swim between the flags. And, where possible, try and swim with a friend. We're seeing a lot of people that aren't swimming between the flags. We're seeing a lot of people that aren't necessarily aware of the dangers when they're around the water. And this is just generally a case of education, making sure that people are aware of the dangers when they're going to the water. Who do you think are the people not taking notice of the message, which we hear time and again?Yeah, so there has to be... There has to be a sense of self-responsibility. We can't have lifeguards and lifesavers at every beach. You can't have people at every lake, every river, every pool. So we're asking people to, um, really make sure their aware of the dangers before they enter any body of water, whether that be the ocean, the lake, the river or a swimming pool. Make sure you're aware of the dangers and ideally seek supervision. Supervision at the beaches from lifeguards and lifesavers or ideally from parents around any body of water, especially at pools and where children are involved.Now, one of the big problems is that people just can't swim well enough and they panic as soon as they get into trouble. How do you know if you're a good enough swimmer to be going into a certain area without that... Those flags and more official supervision?Yeah, so being a good swimmer is one thing but having the understanding of the ocean environment, being able to spot any rips and currents - that's probably just as important. For kids especially, clubs like Nippers, their local Surf Life Saving club, provide brilliant education. Kids can learn about the dangers of the water, how to spot a rip or a potential hazard and how to get themselves out of trouble. There's plenty of programs that the Government are involved in and Surf Life Saving are involved in where we're trying to spread the message of drowning prevention and this is how we want, really, people to act when they come to the beach or any body of water. Notice the has yards and understand your own ability before entering a situation.Oliver, we expect that most people, um, because we are a coastal nation, go to the beach often and might know their way around. Some people only go to the beach once every summer if they live a long way away and it's a long drive. What do you say to those people who are planning a trip to the beach as to where they might go to be under that supervision, to be where the lifeguards are? Absolutely. It's understandable for some people who don't get to the beach very often. It's especially important for these people to make sure that, when they are doing a visit to the beach, they are making sure that they are swimming at a patrolled location, and staying in between the flags. There's plenty of resources online, including Beach Safe, where you can check which beaches are patrolled. That makes a trip far more enjoyable. We want them to be as safe as possible and by swimming at a location where they can be watched by lifeguards or lifesavers, it will make their day far more enjoyable.And just finally Oliver, before you go, Laurie Lawrence was on 7.30 last night, talking about kids not getting enough swimming training at schools due to cost and other pressures, also the YMCA in NSW is saying that the Government should step in and offer a rebate for that same reason, to make it more affordable. What do you think about the situation as it stands in NSW particularly, why kids getting swimming lessons at schools? Is enough being done?Any kind of swimming lesson is going to be beneficial. Whether there's through a school, being subsidised or practising in your own school, learning to swim is vitally important. But important important is understanding the conditions, having an awareness of the risks involved before entering the water. In addition to that, we want people to really try and sort of, um, look at improving their first aid and their CPR, having those skills are life skills. If you've done a course and done CPR, it's likely that you could save someone, you could save a life. Surf Life Saving provides 75,000 courses in first aid and CPR to members of the public every year and these courses should be basic for everyone. They can help save a life and they're vitally important. Thanks. Some important messages there and we appreciate your time. Thanks very much. That's a good point too, isn't it? It's not just about water safety. It's about knowing basic medical techniques like CPR, so you can help if there's a problem! It shifts the pressure and the load that's just on the lifeguards, be it volunteer or professionals as well.Some great points there. Stay safe. It's getting very, very hot, particularly in South Australia and WA, so look after yourself today.Absolutely. It's quite Australian - has been in the past - to have a Hills Hoist in your backyard. Well, you slight a Hills Hoist. You might be thinking you're still going to have a Hills Hoist...Don't do that, kids! Don't do what they're doing in the paper. Who set up that shot?It's no longer an Australian-made company. It's been sold to the local arm of a US corporation. The Hills Hoist - you've got one.I've got one at home, yeah. We've got one in the backyard. It doesn't move up and down. It's all rusted. It does go round and round and it dries the clothes magnificently.That's what Kay says. She says, "Mine was relocated to a corner position and then replaced earlier this year after an unfortunate interaction with a tree. Thanks goodness I insisted upon a genuine Hills Hoist. Nothing dries clothes better. I guess it's the swinging around in the wind.It was manufactured well but, um, Michelle sends in a photo here. "My treasured, bedraggled icon this morning. Not Australian any more."That is a Hills Hoist that's had better times! That's right. I'm guessing you can still use it. That's the main thing.Hills have found a new manufacturing partner basically. There's Jim. They make great Australian Christmas trees. Look at those birds.You can still buy them but they're not Australian-made any more. Interestingly, one of the reasons the company sold the Hills Hoist is because they've moved into IT, communications, audio, vision, even things like surveillance and security. That's their new areas. -- area. But there's division. It's not just about the Hills Hoist drying clothes. They've got 240 patents in that division that were sold and that's for everything from ironing boards, garden sprayers, watering systems and clotheslines. There you go.Doing well. But there you go. That's the Hills Hoist. Another one moved offshore.Like the Iced VoVo. Yes! This week, France became the latest country to pass reforms aimed at boosting rates of organ donation. The law says consent is presumed unless someone has signed onto an opt-out register.Advocates want the same policy in Australia. One is Pip Corby who had a double lung transplant 16 years ago.Some of the families would be against organ tonation even though the person themselves might want to do it or whether it's compulsory. But also with - having had a double lung transplant, there is a lot of management that happens after the transplant. It's not a cure. It has kept me alive. I wouldn't be here today without it but I go in and see the doctors every three months. I'm not medication, I have to be wary of people I'm around and picking up jermgs and stuff like that. There's a pro -- germs and stuff like that. There's a process around looking after me after the transplant and that would need to be considered as well.But you're still alive.I am still alive.Nothing informs people better than personal stories. Can you tell us a little bit about how you came to have the transplant?I was born with cystic fibrosis. These days, CF is generally diagnosed at birth but I wasn't diagnosed until I was eight or nine I think. And then, um, I grew up with CF and doing daily physio and medication and stuff like that. Around the age of 29, I actually got pneumonia and declined quite quickly and so listed for a double lung transplant and was lucky enough to only wait a couple of months.Gee, you were lucky, weren't?I was very lucky and then I was fortunate enough to have the double lung transplant approximately 16 years ago. Pip Corby there joining us in the studio earlier. I wonder what you think and whether Australia should have an opt-in or opt-out system. At the moment, we have an opt-in system. What do you think, PK?I like the opt-out. I think it would be good if you're nice and clear on the requirements, you make it accessible for people to do it easily if they want to opt out. But Lois Walker has written in and offered some advice here, pointing out that it's not a very simple matter.No. "I have an advanced health care directive that declares my organs are not to be harvested because I have a rare medical condition often not recognised by doctors and hospitals which causes severe pain, crushing fatigue, heart problems and more. There is no cure."Goes on to say nobody knows the cause. Many medical researchers suspect an infectious organism. She says she does not care the health care directive with her. With an opt-out system, she and people like her could be missed and the organ recipient might get further sick. Although, if Lois went in and opted out, then she would be OK, because she would be...Take that decision then.It would take her off the list.Richard says, "I have no problem with my organs being used after I drop off the twig. Is it possible for the Government to offer a free burial in appreciation for the donation?" He's not too fussed with the traditional funeral and burial.I don't mind that idea at all. It is the time of year when many of us start looking at our bank accounts - not just this time of the year! - but looking at them with some concern. But there is a way to save money without sacrificing your lifestyle.Finance guru Del Irani has a bill-by-bill guide to lowering your monthly expenses and keeping cash in your pocket so pay attention. Think about all the spending your household will be doing over the next few months - summer travel, holiday activities for the kids, back-to-school supplies - the list seemed endless. So before those expenses hit, it's a good time to review your spending and see how your household budget is doing. Now, utility expenses comprise about 21 of the average household budget. It is the second-biggest burden on your family's finances after your mortgage. But the good news is that there is a way to cut back - by making a few simple changes. Let's start with the electricity bill. Something as simple as turning off your appliances when they are not being used can save you monies of dollars. Now, these figures are just a guide, but for example, if you switch off a game console after use, that could save you up to $193 a year. Also, make use of the sunshine. Using a clothesline just once a week instead of a drier could save you around $79 a year. But perhaps the best advice around - and I really can't stress this enough - is to buy energy-efficient appliancings. The energy rating label is a mandatory comparison required by law. You can find it all on -- on all -- find it on all new appliances so pay attention to it. Here's why. Using a five-star water-efficient washing machine could save you around $50 a year. That's based on five loads of washing a week. That investment will not only save on your electricity bill but other bills like the water or gas bill as well. Installing a water-efficient shower head could save you up to $380 a year on energy and water. Finally, for those bills that sometimes deliver the greatest shock, the phone and internet bills, well, we decided to go straight to the experts for that.Sometimes bundles can look very attractive and there are a lot of people who are probably saving money by going on bundles but we urge consumers to look at all of the inclusions to ensure that they're going to use all of those and they're not paying for something that they're not going to use.Perhaps the best advice that anyone can give you is to shop around.Some people fall victim to the lazy tax, which means they're not switching, they're not looking around and they can be saving money. Do your research. Figure out your family's specific needs and get quotes from at least three providers, so 245 you can weigh them against each other. Once you've made your choice, make a note of any agreement you've signed up for so hopefully the next time you receive that bill in the mail you could be pleasantly surprised. There you go. Easy as that. The problem is as soon as you want to contact any of the providers, you have to ring them up.Yeah.And get put through about...And wait and wait and wait and... . Wait.It makes me want to lie down and curl up.With a good book for a long time.Let's take a look at a more overall view of the finance news. And as we mentioned this morning, the US President-elect Donald Trump has declared General Motors will face a big border tax if it continues to make its Chevy Cruze in Mexico. In response, General Motors said all sedan versions sold in the US are locally made although it imports a small number of hatchbacks. As the President-elect published his comments, the Ford Motor Company announced it had cancelled plans for a company in Mexico and would instead reinvest in its Michigan planned. Ford's CEO Mark Fields said the main reason was the downturn in demand for small cars but the incoming administration played a part.The UK's ambassador to the European Union has resigned months before Brexit talks are due to commence. The British Government says Ivan Rogers has quit so a successor can be in place before negotiations can start. The UK is hoping to secure a trade deal with Europe but Sir Ivan had privately told ministers it could take up to 10 years. Wall Street rose overnight.

The US dollar surged to a 14-year high. Let's get a look now at the sport and the cricket was good yesterday but there was so much going on at the SCG in the commentary box and everywhere. To tell us all about it, Ben joins us again. G'day, mate. Plenty of highlights on the pitch but one of the big ones was off of the pitch. Day one say David Warner make the headlines but also heralded the return of a familiar voice. Legendary commentary Jim Maxwell - five months ago, Jim suffered a stroke while covering the Rio Olympics and he's been absent from the airwaves ever since. He concentrated on recovery and rehabilitation. 7.30's Hayden Cooper was there to see Jim back wherer belongs, behind the microphone. Thank you. It's lovely to be here. And thanks to everyone for their appreciative remarks and feed back in the last little while, while I've been listening to Chris and everyone else from my loungeroom. How are you?Jim, firstly, what's it like to be back in the commentary box? Nothing's changed really. Blokes in white, green sward, atmosphere in the crowd, it feels like I've been here to a few years. It's nostalgic, actually. It was 40 years ago that I started in there in the old box and Imran Khan, a different Imran Khan...The original...Was leading Pakistan to an exciting win by eight wickets in the test match. So that was my debut. I hope for Pakistan's sake they can pull off something like that here. They're certainly a mercurial team and sometimes brilliant. Highs tightened up on his stumps and keeps the ball out of his pads. You're effectively midway through recovery. What was the moment like when you first knew something was wrong?I wasn't too sure where I was, to be honest. Just in a daze. Something just hit me. And, um, all of a sudden, the words came out backwards. I'd gone from speaking English to some other foreign dialect, which didn't make any sense at all. So I knew there was a problem. And I quietly sat down until someone arrived to, um, put me at ease and, um, luckily my voice came back.What have the symptoms been like since? You obviously still feel the effects now. How is it for you?The most pleasing thing in the rehab was when the speech pathologist said, "I can't do any more for you." They told me to go away and concentrate on physio and occupational therapy. So that was a relief. But it was a lot of fun doing the speech pathology because I got a lot of tongue-twisters and then the test of making up the commentary on some footage that she put in front of me so I think at that point I felt as though I had the confidence to return at some point to where I am now.How's the physical therapy going?You reach a point of, um, development, recovery, very quickly, but then it plaitos, so that's where I am now. I'm a bit wonky on my right side and it's a game of patience, a bit like a Bill Lawry innings from the good old days. I'll just put my head down and hang around.And should we expect to continue hearing your voice on the radio here during summer? There's no talk of retirement, I hope.I get bored, I think, if I did that. So -- I'd get bored, I think, if I did that. So as long as I'm healthy enough and the ABC are keen to have me on the air, I'll hang around for a while. Cricket commentators seem to lurk in boxes for quite a while. Brian Johnson was well in his 80s. I'm only 66, a chicken. So I've got a bit to go. Great to see him back. He had some pretty impressive performance pretty impressive performance
yesterday as well. A record-breaking test from David Warner putting in a strong position. Warner became the first batsman to score 100 before lunch on day one of a test match in Australia. He did it in style. 20-year-old Matt Renshaw also reached triple figures and was 167 not out at stumps. He will be hoping for a double century when play resumes. Australia will begin day two with a score of three for 365. David Warner says the short bowling from Pakistan suited him very well. It reflects on where they bowled. I thought they bowled a little bit short and I was able to target them a little bit, especially the third man, backward point region, and try to pull through midwicket as well. To the Big Bash now and the Sydney Sixers have handed Brisbane its first loss for the season in front of a sold out home crowd. The Heat smashed 186 in the first innings. But recently dropped testplayer Nic Maddinson did his best to restrict the score with this catch. Opening batsman for Sydney Dan Hughes then went to work in the chase. He smashed 85 runs from just 55 deliveries, while Sean Abbott belted a six in the final over to secure Sydney's win. The tennis and Nick Kyrgios has impressed again, despite Australia's lost to the Czech Republic in Perth. He made light work of his opponents. He had a leg injury which he has been battling, but he won in straight sets. Daria Gavrilova had a loss in her match. The pair couldn't win in the mixed doubles. That ended Australia's title defence at the exhibition event. At the Brisbane international, Australian teenager Destanee Aiava has won her first round match and is quickly becoming one of the rising stars of Australian tennis. The 16-year-old defeated Bethanie Mattek-Sands, who's 200 places higher than her in the world rankings. She's already earned a wildcard for the Australian Open. Svetlana Kuznetsava is next. She will be up for the challenge. Very exciting. The first of the millennial is to win on the world circuit. 16! Incredible. 16 and she has now won a match, so let's put some pressure on her to win a grand slam title. Steady on! I wanted to ask you about how 100 is impressive before lunch. How often do people get 200? It is pretty rare. About one in five to 10 test matches. It depends on where they played and who is in them. But for a person to get a double hundred like that, if Renshaw gets one, in his third test, that would be really amazing. Pakistan got a couple. If you bat for an entire career and you are one of the great batsman you might make a handful to hundreds. Ricky Ponting made a couple in his prime. Great to see Jim Maxwell back and commentary at the ABC is obviously... They want Jim Maxwell all the time, but it is different now because Triple Mhas the commercial radio as well, so the commentators have to be on their game. I would like to think the ABC is still dominant. But others are doing well as well. Thanks for an much. Kirsten joins us with the weather now. The shot here of a Perth beach where many will be headed today as the temperatures reach 41 degrees. Conditions will ease Conditions will ease tomorrow, dropping back to 27. On the satellite, the cloud over the topics again. In the north-west and active monsoon is generating heavy rain, storms and damaging winds and over tropical Queensland a trough and weaker blow up producing heavy rain, storms and strong winds. A trough is drawing winds towards the west coast. Let's have a look around the country. Showers in Queensland's north and the coast. The chance of showers in the south. A storm possible for Townsville. Brisbane, a couple of showers. In New South Wales, if you showers in the east.

Partly cloudy in Canberra. Morning fog in the south. Isolated showers in the far south-east. Dry and mostly sunny elsewhere.

Melbourne becoming sunny. In Tasmania, showers in the north and south more likely this afternoon. A possible shower in Launceston. Hobart partly cloudy. Hot in the north of South Australia. The chance of showers and storms for the north-east. Warm in the south. Very hot across most of WA today. Temperatures into the 40s. An extreme fire danger rating for the Gascoyne and inland Central West. Severe fire danger in other parts. Heading further north, heavy rain possible over the Kimberley. 41 at Port Hedland. Showers and storms for northern parts of the NT. Rain for Darwin. A quick look at tomorrow. Sydney, a couple of showers. A couple of showers in Melbourne. The heat will build in Adelaide. It could reach 40 by the end of the week. could reach 40 by the end of the
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I am still impressed with the beach view of Perth! Absolutely beautiful. Take care of those speeches today and cover-up. Turkish authorities in Istanbul have made two more arrests, but the gunman who killed 39 people is still on the run. Islamic State claims it carried out the attacks as retaliation for Turkish military action in Syria. The 39 who were murdered early on New Year's Day are making their final journeys home. Hundreds more in Jordan, while in Israel the death of a 19-year-old has devastated an entire town.TRANSLATION: Today was announced as the day of mourning, anger and solidarity with the family.At the scene of the atrocity in Istanbul about 200 people gathered in a show of solidarity and to protest the terrorist attacks that are crippling Turkey's tourism industry.TRANSLATION: They want to customise the grisly attacks. I am here to show that I will not surrender to this violence.This security camera vision shows the moment the attacker entered the Reina nightclub. The owners were powerless to protect party-goers inside and lucky to escape with their lives.TRANSLATION: They carried out a massacre. He was like a mad dog. I couldn't see how many people were there. I just saw an armed man who turned on me.More than a dozen people have been taken into custody in connection with the attack, including two foreigners who were detained at Istanbul airport. Police have searched several properties in this neighbourhood, home to many central Asian immigrants. The man in this selfie video is still the main suspect. Security says he is likely to have trained in Syria. Heavily armed police are working around the clock to find him. Over two Chile. At least 100 houses have burnt down in the port city of Valparaiso. About 400 people have been evacuated and power companies have had to temporarily cut supply to about 47,000 people as a precaution. Out of control and heading for homes. Rusting winds and high temperatures found the flames in the hills of Valparaiso.TRANSLATION: We still don't have an exact count as authorities are working on this now, there must be at least 100 houses affected.Residents scrambled to move their belongings out of the path of the fire, but little could be done to save their houses. A drought in central Chile has seen a record number of bushfires in the past year. Tilt on hillsides in areas covered in pine trees, the wooden structure is of the poorer neighbourhoods burn easily. TRANSLATION: My niece used to live here in this house that are down. The house was mine but my niece lost everything. I just lost the house. TRANSLATION: We can't get through. We didn't get anything out.We can't get past to get there. The interior minister of Chile says 19 people have been slightly injured, while dozens of fire brigades have been deployed to fight the flames. TRANSLATION: As you can see everyone has been evacuated.It is probable this area will be evacuated afterwards because the wind keeps changing from one moment to the other, so we have to remain alert. This isn't the first time many of these neighbourhoods have had to contend with this particular tragedy. In 201413 people were killed and many left homeless as Valparaiso's hills caught light. Many smaller blazes since have stirred debate about how to Bataclan the city and save these communities from future fires. To Africa now, and Kenya has doubled its energy capacity in just five years. What's most impressive about this is the fact that about 60% of the electricity generated comes from renewable sources. Here in Australia, only around 14% of the grid comes from green power. Africa correspondent Martin Cuddihy has more. Beneath this national park, 3km underground, a vast reserve of natural heat.About 26 Wells supply this parkland to be able to achieve the power.About one third of Kenya's electricity is provided by this power and about 60% of the grid is renewables.If that's not leadership I know what else can be called leadership, so we are leading and this energy is just from one source of the grid. This from thermal, hydro, wind.The key is ago only about 25% of the population had access to electricity. Today it is more than half. Many of these projects have been funded by the World Bank.We have been a strong supporter of geothermal since 1971 to date, but in between we are financing hydro, all of the land hydro projects in Kenya.Kenya is the largest producer of geothermal power in Africa and the eighth largest globally. In contrast more than 80% of Australia's electricity comes from fossil fuels.For Australia and others who are still depending on the coal and other sources that pollute the environment, I would encourage them to look at increasing the capacity of green energy.Many people in Kenya still don't have access to electricity, but despite this the state-owned generating company is looking to become a world leader in clean, green energy. If you've hit the shops since Christmas you may have noticed longer than average queues at the returns desk as people attempt to get rid of their unwanted gifts. They are the people with grimaces on their faces! But people possibly know they won't succeed when they are queueing up. Joyce consumer manager policy says people are legally required to offer a refund.-- Choice. This doesn't apply when you have just changed your mind or decided you don't like product. But if you buy something that's faulty you have the right to request a free repair, replacement refund. This applies with gifts and things that you buy for yourself.I guess the question then becomes what is the definition of faulty? There are major faults and minor faults. That's right. If a product has a major faults, something that means you can't use it in the way it was designed all you wouldn't have even bought the product if you had known about it, then you have the right to request a remedy of your choice. So you can ask for a refund in those circumstances.Andrew says, heard it all 1000 times. Unfortunately when the retailer says no, quoting the law, it won't get you far. But apparently if you do so I know my Australian consumer law and that is a good starting point, and more likely they will take you seriously. Michael says, how about re- gifting to a charity? There's a thought, but if you don't want it, don't necessarily be gifted to someone else or give it a charity. Lots of people say they don't want gifts at all. Look at those kids. They won't give anything back! Have a look at how much they've got! Sharon says, I always keep the receipt of gift items if it doesn't fit or if they don't like it they can take it back. I usually tell the person it is OK if they don't like it or want to return it for something else. That takes the heat out of that exchange issue if they say they don't. That's why gift cards are quite good. You can leave it to them to make the final decision. Shops as well, which is why they have gift cards in supermarkets as well. You can have gift cards for all different places. Cash, look, it isn't ideal. I would absolutely acknowledge that, what I do think it is better than spending up to $30 on something that a teenager in particular will just throw in the back of the wardrobe and never use. You can't exchange that anyway! Let's move on to another debate we are having this morning. Some comment at least coming from you. David line helm has criticised the Australian Medical Association for a national real-time gun ownership register. He says the AMA isn't qualified to weigh into the debate, but the AMA Vice President says the associations does have an obligation to speak on the matter. When it comes to matters of public health issue we believe we have a role to speak out. In fact, a foremost responsibility. Public ownership of guns is a risk to public health and for that reason we believe we have a duty and obligation to speak on this matter. The evidence is clear. Since the 1996 firearms agreement the number of deaths by guns in the community has significantly reduced, more than half. Many guns have been handed in over that time. We are the ones who, my colleagues, we deal with the effects, the trauma, the carnage that is brought on by elicited gun used in the community and even in the cases where the majority of cases of accidents by gun are through suicides. That is the significant majority of the cases and that the mental health issue that we all have to deal with. We really qualify because of everyday exposure to this area.What about the timing? Why now?We've had a policy on our books since virtually the late 90s and we update all of our position statements regularly. Obviously the timing is also coming in line with the recent decision by the state territory ministers, you know, strengthening those gun laws and admitting it is appropriate that we released the firearms position statement that we did yesterday.And gun control is an issue that is constantly on the table. Interesting that the AMA has chosen to come out with its formal position paper, as Tony told us on the program, their long-held position, but they do feel strongly about the matter. While David Leyonhjelm thinks they should be talking about it, I think most people, well, a lot of people would believe it's a natural fit. People who see people in emergency would like to talk about these things. Something else. Sales of vinyl records are at their highest for 35 years, boosted by a new generation of record collectors. But these days most people listen to music via streaming services.

Led Zeppelin, classic album.For a Phil there's no debate. Music sounds better when it comes in a 12 inch disk. But as a business it has been tough.However, things have begun to change.10 years ago I would have given you the keys to the shop and said, icon to make any money out of this, so I didn't believe this stuff would still be hanging around.David Bowie was the biggest seller last year. Prints was also in the top 10, along with Amy Winehouse. -- Prince. It is worth putting this into context. Imagine if each of these records represents a new sale. If you add in streaming, digital, downloads, CDs, about 123 million albums were sold last year. The number of vinyl albums, 3 million. But both are dwarfed by the real music -, streaming.Streaming is a different thing, the other end of the spectrum. It isn't recording music in the physical format.But it is felt that streaming can help younger listeners to eventually try the hard stuff.Quite a lot of people at university by the vinyl. Do they?They do.They do.However, for some this was an entirely new experience.It is massive! Look at it!That's 12 inches.Like a pizza. Even Drake has now issued his bank catalogue on final after finding they would be bootlegged. But the most fans of Justin Bieber and other kings of streaming, this way of listening is ancient history. Nice way to finish. Do you like vinyl? Absolutely. My kids are well and truly into it. They stream as well but it's something about having it, like books, holding the record. I've actually got some of the original ones, not the new ones. What's the advantage for young people to interested in vinyl? I understand the nostalgia aspect, but why would young people... I think a sense of tradition and some would argue it is that more traditional sound, the real sound, but there also been a little bit of a kickback, that a lot of young people have gone to vinyl, are now going back to digital because they prefer that sound. Yes. Anyway, enjoy your music. We will have Chris Eisenach shortly, so settle in and put your feet up. -- Chris Isaac. What happening in the cricket? A little bit more success for Australia, probably. The pitch not doing last. -- doing much. We will have a look at the first day. Australia is set to resume at 3-360 five. Open a David Warner scored 100 before lunch, hitting boundaries in emphatic style on the way to his century. Matt Renshaw also reached triple figures after he was hit on the side of the head during his innings. He recovered and will resume today at 167 not out. He did look a little bit sore, it looks a lot better after getting that century. To the Big Bash now and the Sydney Sixers have handed Brisbane its first loss for the season in front of a sold out home crowd. The Heat smashed 186 in the first innings. They didn't quite get enough to put Sydney away. A nice catch from Nic Maddinson on the boundary. Dan Hughes smashed 85 runs from just 55 deliveries, while Sean Abbott belted a six in the final over to secure Sydney's win. At the Brisbane international, Australian teenager Destanee Aiava has won her first round match and is quickly becoming one of the rising stars of Australian tennis. The 16-year-old defeated Bethanie Mattek-Sands, who's 200 places higher than her in the world rankings. She's already earned a wildcard for the Australian Open. She'll play Svetlana Kuznetsava is next. The tennis and Nick Kyrgios has impressed again, despite Australia's lost to the Czech Republic in Perth. He made light work of his opponents. He was looking a little bit hindered by Alik injury, but in the end did the job quite easily. Daria Gavrilova's poor form continued. The pair couldn't win in the mixed doubles, ending Australia's title defence at the exhibition event. This was a great rally in the mixed doubles match that happened in that contest.

How about that?Indeed. Ever hit one of those? No, not very good at tennis, but I love the crowd reaction. Back and forth. It is good. A quick check of the weather forecast. Very hot. A quick check of the weather
forecast. Very hot. Let's take a look at the national map.

There are some extreme fire danger is across Western Australia today.

Thank you. That is where we leave you. We will be back tomorrow. Thanks for watching. We will take you out with some Chris Isaac.

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