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(generated from captions) And that's Seven Early News
for this Wednesday. I'm Jodie Speers. Now it's time for Sunrise
with Kochie and Nat. Live captioning by Ai-Media
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live by Ai-Media. Breaking overnight,
season over - Andrew Gaff gone for eight weeks
for punching Andrew Brayshaw. I'm disappointed - disappointed for Andrew,
I'm disappointed in myself, disappointed
to let my teammates down. The AFL tribunal hands down
its biggest suspension in years but is it too tough
or too little? New details, miracle rescue - survivors pulled
from quake rubble in Indonesia but the world is warned
the death toll could soar. Caught on camera,
dangerous hoons... (ENGINE REVS WILDLY) The reckless drivers
terrorising neighbourhoods and daring police to catch them. New this morning,
instant millionaires - two big winners in
the massive lotto draw overnight. Are you one of them? New developments,
Bolt's coming Down Under - the world's fastest man confirms his A-League campaign
starts in 10 days. Happening now,
Pink out of hospital but there are big questions
this morning about
her 'Beautiful Trauma' tour. And don't look down. Holy crap! A great white shark
leaps out of the water to take a bite
at an unspecting man. The dramatic video on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. DURAN DURAN SINGS:
# Reach up for the sunrise! # VOICE-OVER:Now,
live from Brekky Central Kochie and Nat. Good morning
and welcome to Sunrise on a another big day for
the Sunrise farm rescue. We're on a 1,000km journey through the areas devastated
by drought. Woolworths are already matching the money every day.

Woolworths has come along
for the ride, too matching the Cash Cow money
every day. Eddy is in Come-by-Chance
this morning. Eddy. It is a great name. You have to take a few turns off the highway to reach Come-by-Chance. It is a tiny town. It is a great community, once again. They are very used to drought out here. They have only had one good year of the last six. They buried their grain. It is an innovative approach to battle Jack conditions. The huge announcement from Woolworths, great news in terms of supporting rural aid. All the profits from the fresh food departments across the nation will go towards rural aids. That is another way people can help. We will tell you later how much you have donated at the registers and where this will go in the communities to help with the drought conditions. Amanda has been looking at our farmers are faring. The farm rescue continues today in Come-by-Chance.

But we'll begin with the news.
Here's Angie. The 2018 season is over for West Coast Eagles' star
Andrew Gaff who's been handed
an eight-week ban for brutally punching an opponent
and breaking his jaw. Sunrise reporter David Woiwod
is at AFL HQ. David, how did Gaff react
to the penalty? It was our of Morse for Andrew Gaff who spoke shortly after the tribunal hearing. He said he was sorry to Andrew Brayshaw for the injuries he caused. He said he never intended to punch Andrew Brayshaw in the face in the way that he did, that he had been trying to make contact with his chest but it had gone horribly wrong. The tribunal -- he pleaded guilty quickly in the tribunal. A range of witnesses pleaded in the tribunal but it was not enough to convince them. The dockers medical expert also provided evidence. He will require years of dental work going forward. It took the panel just 14 minutes to reach their verdict. The eight-week ban is the joint longest in AFL history.

I see myself as... I see myself as a caring,
gentle and measured person. I'm disappointed.
I'm disappointed for Andrew. I'm disappointed to let my teammates down at an important time
of the year. An apologetic Andrew Gaff there. This penalty ends his 2018 season and depending on how far the West Coast the Eagles will go to could be his final season. This will provide disruptions for the 2019 season.

Authorities fear the death toll
from the Lombok earthquake could triple within days as rescuers search through
the rubble of collapsed buildings for survivors. Seven News reporter Rob Ovadia
is in Lombok, Indonesia. Rob, stories of survival
are emerging two days on from the quake? Fantastic stories of survival. This instance, a 23-year-old woman pulled from the rubble of a minimart in the north of Lombok. She had been there a few days, locals heard members and cries. People started to remove the rubble with chisels, their hands, machinery was brought in and after four hours she was pulled to safety. She is alive and resting in hospital. There is a similar story of a rescue in a mosque with cries for help under the rubble. These good news stories are few and far between. It is very much a recovery mission from this point onwards. 90% of the buildings north were fight on. There are so few that have been searched and authorities expect the desktop to double or treble in the next two days.

A man has died after his car collided
with a tree in Sydney's west overnight. The 20-year-old driver
was travelling northbound on Concord Road in Rhodes when his vehicle left the road
and crashed. He died at the scene. A female passenger was taken
to hospital with minor injuries. Police on the Gold Coast
have vowed to find and stop
a group of hoons who have been terrorising
suburban streets. The group, who call themselves
the Mexican Hoon Cartel, have amassed an 11,000-strong
following on Facebook where they post videos
of their reckless exploits. In some of the videos, the drivers speed dangerously
across open roads. Some of them are still
on their P-plates. In an Australian first, speed limits will be lowered
to 30km/h in residential streets throughout parts of Melbourne. The new speed zones will come
into effect from September in Collingwood and Fitzroy and will serve as a test case. The new trial is an attempt
to curb the number of accidents in Melbourne's current
40km/h sections of road. More than 1,000 additional staff will be available to answer calls
at Centrelink after a surge
in call-waiting times. Seven News reporter Simon Love
is in Canberra. Simon, just how much have these
waiting times increased? Around 11 minutes, Angie, and the Government
is blaming Labor for the call centre blowout. But the Opposition and unions
are generally against how the Government
is achieving this boost - through outsourcing
its call takers. There are 1 million calls
made to Centrelink each day and the surge in demand has prompted the Government
to boost staff numbers. There will be call takers
employed by external companies in cities like Perth, Brisbane
and Adelaide. In total, the Government's promising
1,500 extra staff on top of 1,000 call takers
announced in April. The Human Services Minister
Michael Keenan will be on Sunrise soon to explain how this will
bring down call-waiting times. OK, Simon. Thank you. There's still plenty
of uncertainty this morning for Pink fans about whether her remaining
Sydney shows will go ahead after she fell sick. The music superstar cancelled
her third show yesterday after being admitted to hospital
with a stomach bug. Pink is scheduled to perform
in Sydney tomorrow night. The wildfire emergency
in Northern California is worsening with the blaze now considered the
largest in the state's history. Let's go live to Seven News
US correspondent Amelia Brace. Amelia, are firefighters
any closer to containing the situation? No. It is just getting hotter. To give you an idea of the size of the blaze, it is larger than New York city and Philadelphia combined. Local residents have been told not to expect it to be contained into next month. Hot and dry weather has allowed it to spread rapidly to 20,000 people evacuated. The state's largest previous fire was the Thomas fire, just a month ago. This year there is no relief in sight. There are 20 wildfires in California and we are being hit by a third heatwave gripping the west of United States. Temperatures are in the high 30s all week. Take a step in land and you will see the high 40s. It is a large task for the firefighters including the 100 Australians who joined the fight Monday.

The Italian prime minister
has visited dozens of people who were injured in a terrifying
tanker explosion. Giuseppe Conte was taken on a
helicopter tour of the crash site and met with local police
who rushed to help. Meanwhile, investigators continue to sift through the rubble
of the collapsed highway trying to determine
what caused the crash. Italian police have also revised
the death toll saying only the tanker driver
was killed in the explosion. Organisers of the
Tokyo 2020 Olympics have revealed facial recognition will be used
to beef up security. The technology will check
athletes and staff at more than 40 venues but will not extend
to spectators. Organisers say
it will strengthen security and reduce waiting times
for athletes before events. It's the first time the technology will be used
at an Olympics after successful trials
at the Rio games. And a shark expert has come a little close
to his research subject while on a tagging trip
in the US. Cameras were rolling when a huge great white
jumped out of the water with its jaws wide open. It jumped right out
of the water! Did you see that?
Man! The predator quickly disappeared
from sight after it breached. The encounter leaving
the research group stunned. Two people are waking up
millionaires this morning sharing in last night's
$70 million Oz Lotto draw. Live to Seven News reporter
Bianca Stone at Lotto HQ. Bianca, do we know who they are? We do know who one of these lucky winners are. The people in HQ did manage to get in touch. They called go in New South Wales, a man in his 50s, described as a blue-collar worker. He was stunned and reckons it is the best news he has had in a long time. He said he will help his kids and speed up his retirement plans. As for the other lucky winner, that person is so far and mystery. They bought their tickets online from Victoria, it is registered and the details are incomplete. If you bought a ticket in Victoria online, I would recommend checking it out. There is still another chance tonight $8 million tonight. I have for you Angie, the hottest numbers. A pen, 42, nine,... The most drawn Powerball number is lucky number seven.I didn't know that.Well it wasn't us guys. The best news you've had in a while.Fast track retirement until today.The other ticket was registered but the details were incomplete, maybe they did not put their phone number in. A dodgy phone number, why would you do that?The whole point is so they can track you down. Everyone in Victoria... (LAUGHTER).We will have the cash cow later today.

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Fine for Karratha and Broome. Usain Bolt confirms he is coming down under four and a leak did.

Plus, Gaff gone - the tearful West Coast star
suspended for eight weeks for that sickening blow. Then, finding love
on Facebook - the social media giant set to launch
a new dating feature but will it be safe? And Gold Coast are a mission like has topped Australian charts but now she is wearing Americans. -- Wow in.

Sunrise Sport, brought to you
by Kids Smart DHA 300mg. Help boost brain function,
learning, memory, concentration and behaviour. Beretts has the sport. The world's fastest man
is officially headed Down Under, to play football
with the Central Coast Mariners. Seven News reporter Jess Ridley
is in Gosford on the NSW Central Coast
this morning. Jess, this is not only
a huge coup for the Mariners, it's a big boost
for the A-League. Absolutely. It is a win win situation for the Mariners. They get the star power of Usain Bolt training but they are not locked into offering him a deal at the end. When those rumours broke a few weeks ago I was talking with the locals, they were laughing saying it would never happen. But here it is from Bolton cell.I am looking forward to prove that with hard work anything can happen. I am looking forward to it and look forward to doing my best. Look out. Watch out because for, he will be here in 10 days. He admits he has a lot of work to do to impress the new coach. He says he is a up for the challenge. They came bottom of the ladder last season and it will not hurt the a league.

And Andrew Gaff's season is over after the AFL Tribunal handed
the West Coast star the equal-longest suspension
this century. Gaff pleaded guilty to striking
Fremantle's Andrew Brayshaw in a hearing of over two hours. But the jury needed
just 14 minutes to issue an eight-week ban equalling that of Dean Solomon
in 2008. So, so sorry to Andrew
and the Brayshaw family and the pain I've caused them. I'm disappointed.
Disappointed for Andrew. I'm disappointed in myself. Disappointed to let
my teammates down. The ban also ends Gaff's
Brownlow Medal hopes. Wests Tigers are preparing for
a courtroom stoush with NRL rival the Panthers
stalking coach Ivan Cleary. Cleary has revealed he met with
Penrith officials two weeks ago and he's reportedly been offered
a four-year deal. But he's under contract
at the Tigers until the end of 2020 and they expect him to honour
the agreement. We're not going to let anyone
just come in and just poach our coach
without a really strong fight and we're going to fight
tooth and nail to keep Ivan. We're not going to release him. Cleary was sacked
by the Panthers in 2015. A serious injury to Luke Brattan has soured Melbourne City's
FFA Cup win over Brisbane. A suspected spinal injury
to Brattan delayed play for 45 minutes. It took 120 minutes
to find a goal but City's winner was worth it. COMMENTATOR: Fornaroli...
Oh, Bruno Fornaroli! What a goal! Melbourne Victory ruined Tony Popovic's first match
as Perth coach, 1-0. A 10-man Bentleigh Greens
eliminated Wellington, 1-0-. Newcastle squeezed past
Gold Coast with one unanswered goal. Western Sydney struck
in stoppage time to snatch a seven-goal thriller
against Hellenic AC. And Devonport cruised past
Northcote City, 3-1. Nick Kyrgios has crashed out
of the Rogers Cup in Canada after Stanislas Wawrinka produced
a monumental turnaround. Kyrgios looked set
for an early shower when he wiped Wawrinka
off the court 6-1 in the first set. But the Aussie began to struggle
with a chronic hip injury and eventually succumbed
in 3 sets. Stan Wawrinka finds his way
to the win parlour for just the seventh time
this year. Wawrinka now holds a
3-2 winning record over Kyrgios. Curtis Rona has done his homework
and is hoping it delivers results in the form of
a Wallabies jumper. Injury to a number
of Australian backs has presented the former NRL star
with an opportunity And he's been studying
Wallabies' game plans in hope of securing the outside
centre spot for Bledisloe 1. That's what I've been doing
for the last 48 hours. Trying to get my head around
a different system and how it works here, so that's what the challenge
is going to be. Rona is battling Reece Hodge
for the number 13 jumper. How big is the news of Usain Bolt coming to play? It is great for the club and great for Australian sport, the fact he will be in this country. Will he play for a whole season?An unspecified amount of time. Initially, they said six weeks. The fact that... If all goes well, we know how dedicated he is, he wants to do this and doesn't necessarily want to play in Australia, he will want to move on as well. Hopefully we will see him take the next step. Angie, what is your favourite sport?I do enjoy a bit of golf, the cricket.Did you play any golf before falling in love with a tennis player?No, I never played before. The skill level is very different. I have played 18 holes with Adam Scott.I did not expect that.He was my caddie.Did he wrap his arms around you?We usually end up arguing after a game.

Coming up, medical tests you need to take
for every decade of your life. Plus, opinions divided - Hollywood council votes to remove Donald Trump's star
on the Walk of Fame. And paying it forward - the school teacher who
paid for Keith Urban's groceries because she thought
he was was short on cash.

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today. Time for entertainment news now and Sunrise showbiz editor
Nelson Aspen join us from New York. Nelson, Keith Urban
ran into a bit of trouble at the supermarket?

Back in the suburbs where I come from, there is a chain of convenience stores similar to 7- Eleven called WaWA. This woman thought someone was struggling to pay their bill.

What's you name? Ruth Reid. And who did you meet
a couple of days ago? Keith Urban. Tell us about that. Um, I didn't know
it was Keith Urban. I didn't think
he had enough money to pay for his things so I said I would pay for it and, briefly, but he told me
who he was, and, briefly,
when he told me who he was, I didn't believe it was him and he was very gracious and

and he was very gracious

and let me get my picture
taken with him and that's it in a nutshell.

This will pay dividends for her in the future.

Now, Donald Trump's star
on the Hollywood Walk of Fame keeps getting vandalised - how are they going
to deal with that?

A council is trying to find some legislation to get rid of the star, have it removed, citing public disturbances are a risk to public safety. The problem is, if you start to have star removal based on personalities you have to worry about the likes of Kevin Spacey, Bill Cosby. We will see how this plays out.

Breaking overnight,
season over - Andrew Gaff gone for eight weeks
for punching Andrew Brayshaw. I'm disappointed - disappointed for Andrew,
I'm disappointed in myself, disappointed
to let my teammates down. The AFL tribunal hands down
its biggest suspension in years but is it too tough
or too little? New details, miracle rescue - survivors pulled
from quake rubble in Indonesia but the world is warned
the death toll could soar. Caught on camera,
dangerous hoons... (ENGINE REVS WILDLY) The reckless drivers
terrorising neighbourhoods and daring police to catch them. New this morning,
instant millionaires - two big winners in
the massive lotto draw overnight. Are you one of them? New developments,
Bolt's coming Down Under - the world's fastest man confirms his A-League campaign
starts in 10 days. Happening now,
Pink out of hospital but there are big questions
this morning about
her 'Beautiful Trauma' tour. And don't look down. Holy crap! A great white shark
leaps out of the water to take a bite
at an unsuspecting man. The dramatic video on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. DURAN DURAN SINGS:
# Reach up for the sunrise! # VOICE-OVER:
Now, live from Brekky Central Kochie and Nat. Good morning
and welcome to Sunrise on a another big day for
the Sunrise farm rescue. We're on a 1,000km journey through the areas devastated
by drought. This morning, we're bringing
your stories from drought areas in NSW and South Australia. Woolworths has come along
for the ride, too matching the Cash Cow money
every day. Eddy is in Come-by-Chance
this morning. Eddy.

It is a tiny place and this is the corner store. Everyone is watching themselves on the television. There is no corner, this is all that is here. The joke is that one side of the street does not talk to the other because there is a cemetery over there. These people have dealt with a lot of drought out here. The last six years, only one good year, 2016. The grain has been buried out here, that is how they deal with it. We will take you to the Eyre Peninsula in south Australia. It's eight hours from Sydney and they are trucking in hay from there. We will hear more about how farmers are doing this morning as the rescue continues. It's weird to watch the locals what you on television when you are in front of them. Yes. Talk amongst yourself, guys. Let's get the news.

An emotional West Coast Eagles
star Andrew Gaff has described
just how sorry he is just moments after being handed
a season-ending ban for punching his opponent. Sunrise Reporter David Woiwod
is at AFL HQ. David, did he plead guilty?

Yes. The Eagles centred the guilty plea for Andrew Gaff very early into proceedings last night. The hearing lasted for just two hours. Andrew Gaff was here in person to give some evidence. He told the tribunal he did not intend to punch Andrew Brayshaw in the face, in the mouth, and the way he did, but had intended to hit the chest and it had all gone horribly wrong. The West Coast Eagles provided a long list of character references for Andrew Gaff and said it was not in his nature. The doctors were on hand and provided a medical report on the injuries to Andrew Brayshaw and said several of his teeth had been hinged backwards in his head and he will require years of dental work into the future. It took the panel 13 minutes to hand down the joint longest penalty in AFL history. This is what he had to say.

I see myself as... I see myself as a caring,
gentle and measured person. I'm disappointed - I'm disappointed for Andrew,
I'm disappointed to let my teammates down at an important time
of the year.

The penalty of eight weeks will end his season in 2018 and any hopes of winning the Brownlow Medal. Depending on how the Eagles go in the final series, it will almost certainly interrupted season next year as well.

It's believed the death toll
from the Lombok earthquake is set to rise as rescuers struggle to get to
northern regions of the island. Seven News reporter Rob Ovadia
is in Lombok, Indonesia. Rob, authorities believe it may
be one of the hardest-hit areas?

Very much so. Specifically North. As you arrive, it is quite eerie. You drive to those areas and you would not know the earthquake had here. The roads are intact, structures are intact and communication is fine but, when you get to the north, you become aware of the extent of the damage, and there is so much of it. This is just opposite the Gili Islands. 23- year-old woman was pulled from the rubble at a minimart yesterday. Authorities are looking at the death toll doubling or

Over the next few days. More and more homes are being searched for bodies. There is a humanitarian crisis with 20,000 people displaced from their homes and lacking clean water and food.

Police on the Gold Coast
are hunting a group of hoons who have been causing chaos
on suburban streets. The group, who call themselves
the Mexican Hoon Cartel, have amassed an 11,000-strong
following on Facebook where they post videos
of their reckless exploits. In some of the videos, the drivers speed dangerously
across open roads. Some of them
are still on their P-plates. More than 1,000 additional
Centrelink staff have been announced after a surge in
call-waiting times. The 1,500 new jobs announced
by the Turnbull Government are extra to the 1,000 staff
announced early this year. Call-waiting times
have reportedly blown out to 12.5 minutes - up from 90 seconds under
the Howard Government. Centrelink answers about
1 million calls every week but many people say
their calls still go unanswered. Pink fans are demanding answers
this morning about whether the pop star's
remaining Sydney shows will go ahead after she fell sick. The singer cancelled
her third show yesterday after being admitted to hospital
with a stomach bug. Pink is scheduled to perform
in Sydney tomorrow night. Here's Kochie with finance.

The Central Coast Mariners

are set to welcome
the biggest name in their history after signing Usain Bolt
on a training contract. Seven News reporter Jess Ridley
is in Gosford on the NSW Central Coast
this morning. Jess, this is a dream come true
for Usain Bolt?

That is right. Is not enough to be the fastest man in history, Usain Bolt has always wanted to play football. He said a couple of goes in Europe with a few teams there. His comedy train with the Central Coast Mariners for an indefinite period. He arrives in 10 days.

I'm looking forward
to the opportunity to prove that with hard work
anything is possible and I'm looking forward to it. I'm going to come here
and do my best. Watch out. I'm on my way. Remember, I don't think limits.

There you go. It is a win/win situation. They are not locked into a multi-million dollar contract. They will have to wait and see. He will definitely pack some stadiums. Exciting. Can't wait.

A serious injury saw Luke Brattan
finish in hospital as Melbourne City stunned
Brisbane 1-0 in the FFA Cup. One goal saw Melbourne Victory
past Perth, a 10-man Bentleigh did likewise
against Wellington. Newcastle
squeezed past Gold Coast. Western Sydney won a seven-goal
thriller against Hellenic AC. And Devonport
cruised past Northcote 3-1.

Storm great Billy Slater

is reportedly set to announce
his retirement from rugby league at the end of
the 2018 NRL season. Slater is expected
to confirm his decision today, ending a glittering
16-year career. The 35-year-old
has won two premierships, played over 300 NRL games,
31 Origins and 30 Tests.

He's had a spectacular career, is a lovely man, and leaves a great legacy. Sam Mac is a Nevis Valley. Morning. This is the Nevis Valley, 40 minutes outside Queenstown New Zealand. It's my first time here. I love the place already. We explored the place. We will tell you more about that. We are about 40 minutes outside Queenstown and we will have someone on that, the Nevis Catapult. An Australian woman has won a competition to be the first person in the world to do this. We will tell you more about it in a second. It will go around the world. It will be massive. We are among the 1st to share it, to show it. You will be having a shot? I will not be. We wanted to give experiences like this to the viewers. I will be there until they shoot her out and I will wish her good luck.

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A large cold front in the south is causing wind and rain
to increase for South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania. A weak low pressure trough
is generating light rain over eastern Queensland
and north-east tropics. High pressure elsewhere is bringing
clear and settled conditions. 23 in Brisbane and sunny. Sydney, 21 and mostly sunny. Canberra, 11 and a shower. A few showers in Melbourne
and 15. 14 for Hobart and rain clearing. Adelaide, 16 and showers easing. 19 in Perth and showers. And Darwin, 33 and foggy.

It's a big day for you. This is Henry. I am holding your hand because you at the edge of the cliff! Let's move over here. This is epic, a world first. Let's talk about the company that people will know who are behind this, AJ Hacker. We started the company 20 years ago. We started just there. Just behind there.What is the story with this catapult?People will get out there to have the ride of their lives. Let go of your fear and come and do something with us. They will be flying through the year, 0-100km/h in 0.5 seconds.So it is literally the human catapult.Yes.You guys are crazy.Do you want a shot?No. Then you doing it, Sam? I've done some extreme things recently, I got naked last week. One of her viewers, she is 38 years old and from Sydney and she won this competition but did not know what the prize was. She is sitting in her room over there. She does not know what the prizes. You have met her.You will find out soon enough.This 38-year-old woman from Sydney, her life is about to get very interesting. It is exciting. Thank you for having us.I think she knew it was something similar to a bungeejumping.The canyons swinger.

Coming up, Melbourne, go slow - 30km/h speed limits are coming. We reveal the suburbs where it will almost
be quicker to walk. But next, big news
for millions of Australians - Centrelink moves
to fix its biggest problem.

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If you've spent any time on hold waiting for a Centrelink
staff member to answer your call, this news will come
as blessed relief. Today, the Turnbull government has announced an extra
1,500 staff to respond to calls. 1 million calls are made
to Centrelink every week. Minister for Human Services
Michael Keenan joins me. Minister, welcome to the show. Why is Centrelink
currently such a mess when it comes to wait times?

Labor took 5000 people out of the Department and that meant the call waiting times blew out. We inherited this problem. We are determined to fix it. It's a complicated beast, the Department of Human services. We run the largest call centre in the southern hemisphere. This extra 1500 people will help speed up the call waiting times. They used to be 90 seconds, now over 12 minutes. How much will you reduce them by?Were putting on 2750 people in total but announcing 1500 today. We've been looking at the way we manage calls to make sure it is efficient as possible and make sure you get to talk to someone in the first instance who can answer your query.How much will you reduce times by?We have not got to keep EI but people will notice a significant improvement. We want to make sure the call is answered, and answered by someone who knows what they are doing. People will notice a significant improvement in service delivery. Why are there so many calls in this day and age? Is there some way you can get people online?Good question. We're going through an enormous transformation within the department to take dig of the new technologies. Over time, I would like people to interact on the digital channels so you can sit on your couch and a Sunday night and everything you need to do with the government. It's a big transformation. Whilst we undergo that transformation, I would like to ensure people still get the service experience that they need. When will callers see a difference in the waiting times?People already have. 1250 people have been put on already so people already have a better experience when they call. Less waiting times. This will continue to make sure the service improve.It is a big job. Thank you.

Ahead on Sunrise,
the AFL Tribunal swings the axe - Andrew Gaff suspended
for eight weeks for throwing
a bone-breaking punch. But is it enough? And Pink leaves hospital. What's next for the superstar?

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West Coast midfielder
Andrew Gaff won't play again this season after the AFL Tribunal
rubbed him out for eight weeks for his punch on Fremantle's
Andrew Brayshaw. I'm so, so sorry to Andrew
and the Brayshaw family and the pain I've caused them
over the past 48 hours. I respect the Brayshaw boys
so much and the way they go about it and I'm really disappointed. I own my actions. The West Coast Eagles' star
had been charged with intentionally striking
Brayshaw with severe impact to the head. He argued it was a chest punch
gone wrong. Brayshaw needed facial surgery
on his broken jaw and won't be able
to eat solid food for a month. Sunrise reporter David Woiwod
is in Melbourne. Good morning. Does the punishment
fit the crime? Is eight weeks fair?

Having read a fair bit of the reaction since the verdict was handed down, there are people on both sides saying it was not harsh enough and perhaps it was too harsh. In the context of the history in the AFL, this is the joint largest penalty that has ever been handed down by the Tribunal. You would have to think they have got it just about right. It was always going to be a large penalty and was not going to be seven, eight, nine or 10 weeks. I think they got it just about right. The damning evidence came from the medical team. Looking at those injuries that he suffered, the shattered jaw, the missing teeth and he is also looking at years of medical dental work. Several of his teeth were hinged backwards in his head. The Tribunal would have taken that into account including the contrition and remorse from Andrew Gaff, who showed up in person to give the evidence. He has offered several apologies to Andrew Brayshaw and that was taken into account. I think they got it just about right. He can appeal. That likely. Interestingly, Andrew Gaff's contract is up at the end of the year and he's been the focus of a lot of Melbourne club. They've been trying to get him across to Victoria. I wonder if this will damage his chances. Everyone says he is one of the nice guys of AFL and this was out of the box for him. Last night, the club provided a long list of character references for him. There was no shortage of former coaches and players coming forward to say he was one of the nice guys and has never been reported find in his playing history before. -- or fined. He's had a great season. He was anaemic for the Brownlow Medal. It will be awkward on the night of the award when his name will be read as a number of times. He is a nice guy. He played the game in the spirit it was meant to be played in. It is tough for him. It will take a while to rebuild that reputation.

Ahead on Sunrise, Usain Bolt
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It's news time now with Angie. The 2018 football season is over
for Eagles' star Andrew Gaff who was last night handed
a whopping eight-week ban after an on-field
one-punch attack on Fremantle's Andrew Brayshaw. Gaff spoke briefly
after the tribunal revealing just how sorry
and devastated he was over the incident. I see myself as... I see myself as a caring, gentle
and measured person.

I'm disappointed.
I'm disappointed for Andrew. I'm disappointed to let my teammates down at an important time
of the year. This is the first formal penalty
for the 26-year-old whose hopes for a Brownlow
are now dashed. His victim, Andrew Brayshaw,
has a broken jaw and three splintered teeth
which may not fully recover. A woman has been pulled alive from the rubble
of a collapsed building two days after
a huge earthquake rattled the Indonesian island
of Lombok. Rescuers spent
more than four hours digging the woman out
with their bare hands after hearing her cries for help. The death toll
has soared passed 100 with thousands of people
being treated in makeshift trauma centres as hospitals reach capacity. Some northern regions
of the islands remain cut off with rescuers unable to deliver
aid or food supplies. One man has been arrested
and another is on the run after a police pursuit
on the Gold Coast. It's alleged the men stole a car
around 2:00 this morning, before being pursued by police. The car then crashed
into a school fence at Southport and caught alight. One man was arrested
trying to flee the blaze. A police officer
was taken to hospital suffering smoke inhalation
while trying to put out the fire. Two people are waking up as
multi-millionaires this morning after winning a share in last night's $70 million
Oz Lotto draw. One mystery Victorian
is $35 million richer after purchasing the ticket
online. However, as their details
aren't listed, they don't even know! The other winning ticket
was from Lithgow in NSW with a man in his 50s declaring he plans to fast-track
his retirement. It's the biggest Oz Lotto jackpot
in five years. Here's Kochie.

Let's look at the markets. Elon Musk has tweeted about taking Tesla private. That has got the markets talking. This is our region:

To the commodities:

The Aussie dollar is trading at:

According to the latest
weekly survey,

The reserve bank has left interest rates unchanged for another month. Let's get more with Craig. You told us yesterday that you would be looking closely at the comments. What did you find?The rhetoric has not changed. They expect the Australian economy to grow by 3% this year and next year. Over time, unemployment will be down to 5%. That is what is expected and it will lead to stronger growth than wages and, eventually, interest rates will rise. It's a gradual process. We must celebrate the fact they had been unchanged for two years. Interest rates change, if they need to change, that is when the economy is going through the roof and generating inflation. That is when we need an injection of funds. It's a sign the economy is in good shape. Interest rates on hold for 2019.I know it's unconventional but I think there's a lot to be optimistic about.

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Central Coast is set to welcome
the biggest name in their history after confirming Usain Bolt will trial
with the A-League club.

The eight-time Olympic
gold medallist will arrive on August 18
and join the Mariners for an indefinite
training period. Aussie big man Jonah Bolden has been signed up to play
with the Philadelphia 76ers. The 22-year-old
spent the last season in Israel, helping his team secure
the superleague title. the Super League title. Jonah joins us from Melbourne. Jonah, great to have you with us. How's it feel to have been
selected to play with the Sixers?

Have you had much insight? I've been told to focus on the off- season and consistency with my shot. It is a clean slate from training camp. I will be working on my weight program and stuff like that. Exciting. You'll be playing beside Ben Simmons. Have you spoken much to him about what to expect?We are in touch. We got the connection back when I was drafted. Then again when I was signed. We've not spoken to much about the season but we are in touch.We remember your father playing in the NBL. He will be guiding you.He's here now. He was with me over there. He'll be coming over. Not straightaway, but it some point.Please pass on my best to the head coach Brett Brown. He and I won a basketball championship together, did you know? Yes we did. Remind him of that. It was the horn speaker a men's Division, D Great.

-- Hornsby Men's Division. You have heard of it! Thank you.The Spiders. We will keep in touch. He is a good fellow.

Now to today's weather. Sam Mac is in the remote
Nevis Valley near Queenstown, New Zealand.

This is a stunning spot. I'm loving it. Chantelle is here and she is the lucky winner of this competition to be the first person to do the new AJ Hackett experience. You won Instagram. Tell everyone what you're doing today.I'm an executive assistant in Sydney at Randwick at a medical research company. Good morning, Lisa and Francisco.This will be incredible. You've been waiting to find out what you are doing. More coming up after the weather. The rockier with you, Chantelle.

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Partly cloudy for Cairns. Fine in Mackay and Mount Isa. 23 in Brisbane and sunny. Similar conditions
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This morning we are in far western NSW for the Sunrise farm rescue. Drought has taken hold across the eastern states and spreads down to South Australia. Let's get more with Amanda. She's been exploring towns around the Eyre Peninsula. However the farmers coping?

Eddy, a week ago,
there was pretty decent rain over parts of the Eyre Peninsula, 30mm, even 45mm in some places. Now for some farmers, that may be enough
to salvage their season, but for others, that rain has just come too late. (ACOUSTIC GUITAR PLAYS) For farmers
Craig and Georgie Wheare, family is everything. They farm cereal and livestock in the Lock district
of the Eyre Peninsula. They love living on the land with their children,
Dusty, Ella and Jessie, but there's no doubt
it's getting harder. We're a farming business. Yes, we've got to keep
that going and wanting improve
what we're doing, but we still want to keep
our family life going and that side of things to keep living out here. We don't want to go
anywhere else. For fourth-generation farmer,
Craig, this is the driest season
he's seen. This paddock,
we sowed in the middle of June. Yeah, so, we've got wheat
in this paddock. Well, there's meant to be
wheat in this paddock. The wind just blew it
straight away and with it being dry and windy we got that double whammy of the crop
haven't got enough energy to get it goin' again. The hope is now
on these tiny green shoots that they'll at least grow enough
to stop the topsoil blowing away. Back at home, it's Georgie who
tries to keep everyone positive. One of the things
to keep in mind is that they don't last forever. I don't know when the drought
is going to break but I always know they do break so that keeps me going and thinking about how
we also have good times. I can't just wallow
in the here and now. I have to look forward and, like I said, that means
continuing to make plans for everyone in our family. Not just the farm,
but for everyone.

SONS OF THE EAST SING: # Stealing glances
at the pavement... # In the nearby town of Lock, traders are also feeling
the effects. When surrounding farms
are doing it tough local businessman and councillor
Creagh McGlasson says the whole town knows it. A lot of the businesses
that survived this far are going to be like a farmer. They'll find means
of keeping going and keeping the town alive,
we hope. The pub here closed
18 months ago, so the footy and netball club
has tried to fill that gap. It's vital for the survival
of this community. Lock footy club president
Kerran 'Gus' Glover says the club rooms are
an essential social hub. Today, it's the CWA
getting together. (APPLAUSE) The community club,
it's not just a matter of putting football
and netball teams out on the courts or oval
every week, it's about getting
the community together and offering them an outlet to talk about issues
that they may be having. (THOUGHTFUL ACOUSTIC GUITAR
PLAYS) Those issues right now
are all about the weather. The recent rain on parts of the
Eyre Peninsula is encouraging... With rain comes hope. ..but others have missed out
again. The rain not falling for some
who need it the most. There's no doubt
when things are dry it tests everybody's
mental capabilities of what they can handle. So, tough times
bring people together. We understand
we're all in the same boat and the Lock community
over the years has been really good at banding
together during those times.

It's not just in Lock,

but in towns all over
the Eyre Peninsula there's a real community spirit and when we've talked to people
around the place there is no doubting
their hopeful optimism and their resilience.

The farmers have said they would not mind some attention in this area. There is an open invitation to the Prime Minister to come to the races here. They are at the end of September. They cannot remember the last ever politician a premise was here to see the drought for themselves. Andrew Gaff has received a suspension of eight weeks. He told the tribunal he was aiming for the chest of Andrew Brayshaw, who said he will not press criminal charges. He will need more surgery. Let's get more.

Let's bring in Alan Jones
from 2GB and 4BC and 3AW's Justin Smith
in Melbourne. Alan, is the eight-week ban
a fair punishment?

The Prime Minister is someone in Canberra must clear the drought and national disaster. It was diabolical yesterday. The farmers cannot get feed. It is double the price. The cows were being sold for $125 yesterday. Can the Prime Minister is someone understand what is going on? If it's a cyclone, is a national disaster and everything is done to help. In relation to this, I can't believe it weeks. If you smash someone in the jaw, not his teeth out... Apparently he is a nice young man. He's done the wrong thing. Eight weeks seems absurd to me.You thought more?What do you think?Good people sometimes do bad things. He was aiming for the chest, he said.I understand that he was into him all the time, edging him, nudging him. He pushed to get some space. Did you see that shot. I don't know.He's drinking through a straw for the next month, needs teeth replacements.Think about his morning as he wakes up. He will grab a handful of painkillers and shove them in his head and have his breakfast through a straw, probably a banana smoothie, and painful operations and difficult times ahead and he's not playing his sport. This does not add up. We have got Andrew Gaff saying... He has pleaded guilty and has also said he is sorry but he also said he did not mean it. I'm sorry. Look at that footage. He runs off after he punches him in the head. If you did it by mistake, and I think we all would, you would check if the ROK. The arrogance of the club and the Eagles at the moment, incredible. When will the AFL look into this club?I think you both agree on that.

Melbourne is trialling
a 30km/h speed limit in the inner-city streets
of Collingwood and Fitzroy. 'The Age' reports
that if successful, reduced inner-city speeds could be rolled out
Australia-wide in a bid
to protect pedestrians and reduce the road toll.

Alan, is slower speed the answer? Can I just grown. (GROANS THEATRICALLY)

This could be a good thing for pedestrians?If a pedestrian with get his years clear and not assume he owns the road, things will be better. Congestion because of immigration policy is a problem city. Don't introduce a law that you can't police, though. We cannot be checking a summons on 33km/h 35km/h and fining them.Hard to police. In the inner city, you going much faster than 30km/h anyway?Here in the People's Republic of Yarra, where they are bringing this sin, it's not the problem. Can you imagine driving at 30km/h?Thank you.

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and Sunrise showbiz editor
Nelson Aspen join us from New York. Nelson, Keith Urban ran into
a bit of trouble at the supermarket? I want to know what he was doing out in the suburbs in New Jersey. Anyway, that's where he encountered this lovely lady who thought he may have needed help paying for his checkout. Take a look.

What's you name? Ruth Reid. And who did you meet
a couple of days ago? Keith Urban. Tell us about that. Um, I didn't know
it was Keith Urban. I didn't think
he had enough money to pay for his things so I said I would pay for it and, briefly,
when he told me who he was, I didn't believe it was him and he was very gracious and let me get my picture
taken with him and that's it in a nutshell.

I'm just assuming that he actually paid for his own groceries?

Gold Coast girl Amy Shark
has made it big your neck of the woods? That's right. She appeared on American breakfast television today, this singing her smash it. Have a listen.

# Tell 'em all I said hi,
hope you've been well # You've been asleep
while I've been in hell have a nice day # I'll be just fine,
don't worry 'bout me # Tell 'em all I said hi. # She did a great job and I think the hosts were impressed as well. Sunrise in New York. That's what happens.

Now, Donald Trump's star
on the Hollywood Walk of Fame keeps getting vandalised. How are they going to deal
with that? Well, where do you draw the line? If you don't like someone, how can they stop it? The council actually voted to say that they wanted the start removed, so they are now approaching the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, and I guess it will be up to them because they are the ones who determine who gets a star and where it goes.Thank you, Nelson. Coming up, he is going to be talking about Kathleen Turner who has given an explosive interview.

It's 7:00. Our top stories on Sunrise. Breaking overnight,
season over - Andrew Gaff gone for eight weeks
for punching Andrew Brayshaw. I'm disappointed - disappointed for Andrew, I'm disappointed in myself, disappointed
to let my teammates down. The AFL tribunal hands down
its biggest suspension in years but is it too tough,
or too soft? New details, miracle rescue - survivors pulled
from quake rubble in Indonesia, but the world is warned
the death toll could soar. Caught on camera,
dangerous hoons - the reckless drivers
terrorising neighbourhoods and daring police to catch them. New this morning,
instant millionaires - two big winners in
the massive Lotto draw overnight. Are you one of them? New developments, Bolt's coming Down Under -
the world's fastest man confirms his Central Coast
A-league campaign

his Central Coast
A-League campaign

starts in 10 days. Happening now,
Pink out of hospital - what you need to know
about her 'Beautiful Trauma' tour this morning. And don't look down... Holy crap! ..a great white shark
leaps out of the water to take a bite
at an unspecting man. The dramatic video,
on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. DURAN DURAN SINGS:
# Reach up for the sunrise! # VOICE-OVER:
Now, live from Brekky Central Kochie and Nat. Hello and thanks for joining us. We have a lot to get through
this morning. The Sunrise Farm Rescue
is gathering steam as we take you
on a 1,000km journey through the drought zone. We have big news
from Woolies this morning, who are already matching
the Cash Cow money every day. Eddy is on the road this week, and this morning's
she's in Come-by-Chance in NSW. But we'll begin this hour,
with Angie and the news. The 2018 season is over for West Coast Eagles star
Andrew Gaff, who's been handed
an eight-week ban for brutally punching an opponent
and breaking his jaw. Sunrise reporter David Woiwod
is at AFL HQ. David, how did Gaff
react to the penalty? Angie, it was a very remorseful and apologetic Andrew Gaff who fronted media shortly after last night's tribunal hearing. The hearing itself lasted for just two hours. The West Coast Eagles entered a very early guilty plea for the charge. Andrew Gaff was here in person. He said he never intended to punch Andrew Brayshaw in the face in the way that he did. He had been trying to create some space and he meant to punch him in the chest, but it all went horribly wrong. The West Coast Eagles provided a long list of character references for Andrew Gaff, but in the end it wasn't enough to convince the panel will stop the most damning bit of evidence came from the Fremantle medical team. They detail those injuries to Andrew Brayshaw, including that shattered jaw and those missing teeth as well. It took the panel just 13 minutes to hand down their verdict giving him that eight week ban. This is what he had to say shortly after.

I respect the Brayshaw boys
so much and the way they go about it. I'm really disappointed
by my own actions and it really hurts a lot. A very apologetic Andrew Gaff there. Of course, this verdict ends his 2018 season. And depending how West Coast go for the rest of the season, it will almost certainly interrupts his 29 season as well. Thank you, David.

A woman has been pulled alive from the rubble
of a collapsed building, two days after a huge earthquake rattled the Indonesian island
of Lombok. Seven News reporter Rob Ovadia
is in Lombok, Indonesia. Rob, this was a miraculous
recovery. Very much so after the widespread destruction we have seen over the last couple of days. People heard this woman's cries for help and started moving rocks with their bare hands and with crowbars and with whatever they could until machinery could be pulled into drag her to safety. The entire operation took four hours. She is extremely lucky that she was in a more populated area that machinery could be accessed. Right now, it is about reaching the areas that are more difficult to access. Frankly, authorities have no idea whatsoever how many people have been injured or killed in those remote areas. The plan today is to get some drones up to also look for a viable order source, because it's not just about the rising death toll, but for the living who are injured, to avoid becoming a larger humanitarian crisis. Thank you, Rob.

We have a traffic alert
for people in Sydney now. A truck fire on the M5
at Kingsgrove is causing major delays
for commuters. People are being told
to avoid the area. The motorway is closed westbound
and diversions are in place. We'll bring you more information
as it comes into the newsroom. Police on the Gold Coast
have vowed to find and stop a group of hoons who have been
terrorising suburban streets. Seven News reporter Amanda Abate is on the Gold Coast
this morning. Amanda, do officers know
who these people are? They do, Angie, and Queensland does have tough anti-who laws -- hoon laws. And this group are promoting their behaviour, with a lot of followers on Facebook. Police do know who these people are not a have made it quite obvious on Facebook. So, police will be putting down a crackdown on the areas and have your video to use them against in court. Thank you.

A petrol station attendant
in Melbourne's south-east has been shot
in a terrifying armed robbery. He was rushed to hospital
with a wound to his elbow. Police are investigating whether
the incident at Springvale South is linked to
a very similar incident at a service station nearby. The gunman is still on the run. More than 1,000 additional staff will be available to answer calls
at Centrelink, thanks to a jobs boost
by the Turnbull Government. Seven News reporter Simon Love
is in Canberra. Simon, what sparked this change? A surge in demand, Angie. The Government says Centrelink answers
1 million phone calls a week, meaning those
on the other end on the phone find it frustrating and difficult to wait and get through
to an operator. The minister telling Sunrise there will be
1,500 additional staff on top of the 1,000 people
announced in April. I haven't put a KPI around it but people will notice
a significant difference in service delivery. Firstly,
that your call is answered and secondly it is answered
by someone who knows what they are doing
and can deal with your query. The Government is blaming Labor
for the call centre wait blowout but the Opposition and unions
are generally against how the government
is achieving this boost through outsourcing
its call centres. Still, good news for those trying to get through
on the phone. OK, Simon. Thank you. There's still plenty
of uncertainty this morning for Pink fans about whether her remaining
Sydney shows will go ahead after she fell sick. The music superstar cancelled
her third Sydney show yesterday after being admitted to hospital
with a stomach bug. Pink is scheduled to perform
in Sydney tomorrow night.

Two people are waking up
millionaires this morning,

sharing in last night's
$70 million Oz Lotto Draw. Live to Sunrise correspondent
Bianca Stone at Lotto HQ. Bianca, do we know who they are? Angie, good morning. Well, one of these lucky, lucky people, we do know, but the other remains a mystery. The winner we do know is from Victoria and they purchased their ticket online. We have just spoken with officials here and they say they know the person's name but they can't tell us if it's a male or female but they need to update their contact details, so if you are in Victoria and you purchased a ticket online, please check it now because you could be 35 minute dollars richer. The other lucky winner is from NSW from Lithgow. We have just spoken to the person who made the phone call to that new multimillionaire.I was actually a little bit nervous making the call. It's one of those moments that you know is really special and amazing and we're just didn't know it yet. I was hopeful that he picked up the phone, and he did, and he had a really great reaction.He sure did have a great reaction. He is a man in his 50s described as a blue- collar worker. He couldn't believe this. He said it is one of the best things it has ever happened to him. He said he has never even won a jewel raffle before. He says it will speed up his retirement plans. If you missed out on last night's Lotto, there is still one more to go. Powerball jackpots to $80 million. Thank you, Bianca. So, someone in Victoria is going to wake up very happy.Or it could be somebody visiting Victoria?Oh!

Beretts has the sport. Usain Bolt's dream of playing
professional football is one step closer, proving anything is possible
after signing a training deal with the Mariners. Seven News reporter Jess Ridley
is in Gosford on the NSW Central Coast. Jess, exciting for the club,
and huge news for A-League.

Absolutely. A great honour on all fronts, Beretts. It's great for the club to have such a star power with in a timely limping gold medallist training with the club. He is very ambitious to be playing foot all. Here years.I'm really looking forward to the opportunity to prove that anything is possible. I'm looking forward to it and I'm going to do my best. Watch out, I am on the way. Remember, I don't have limits.And it really is happening. He will arrive on August 18 and will go straight to work and try and impress his new coach. Thank you, Jess.

Meantime, Real Madrid
often set the standard on the football pitch and they're now doing it
off the field too. The Spanish giants
have unveiled their new kit for the upcoming season, with supplier Adidas
producing a strip made from reconstituted
ocean waste. The Storm is facing a new era with star fullback Billy Slater
set to announce his retirement later today. Cooper Cronk's
move to the Roosters and Slater's exit could leave Cameron Smith as the only remaining member
of their big three. Jonah Bolden will line up
with Ben Simmons in the NBA next season. And he told Sunrise, 76ers coach Brett Brown
has been in touch with some tips. He just told me to kinda focus
on my off-season and the summer. Just focus on the consistency
of my shot and just know that
coming into training camp that everything's
on a clean slate. Australia will have
a record ten players in the NBA next season. And two of them are with Philadelphia. Back good players, too.

Now to today's weather. Sam Mac is in
the remote Nevis Valley near Queenstown, New Zealand. That's right, it's about 30 minutes outside of Queenstown and a very special place. Of course, famous with AJ Hackett and his bungee jump. Now, we got up here a little bit early, let's be honest. This woman is the first person to go on the Nevis Valley catapulted. It is about a 150m drop. It is incredible standing up here and looking down. She is going to be catapulted at over 100km/h. Are you saying? It is happening very soon. You're going to be windswept. Your hair is going to be flowing, it is just going to be beautiful. Let's check your weather around Australia.

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A large cold front in the south is causing wind and rain
to increase for South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania. A weak low pressure trough
is generating light rain over eastern Queensland
and north-east tropics. High pressure elsewhere is bringing
clear and settled conditions. 23 in Brisbane and sunny. Sydney, 21 and mostly sunny. Canberra, 11 and a shower. A few showers in Melbourne
and 15. 14 for Hobart and rain clearing. Adelaide, 16 and showers easing. 19 in Perth and showers. And Darwin, 33 and foggy.

Coming up in 30 minutes, Chantelle from Sydney will be doing this, the first person, the Nevis Valley catapulted. Acta you. -- Back to you.

Andrew Gaff has copped
a huge eight-week suspension for breaking
Andrew Brayshaw's jaw. It's the biggest AFL ban
in a decade. Gaff pleaded guilty to punching
the young Docker, but told the AFL tribunal he was aiming
for the rookie's chest. I'm so, so sorry to Andrew
and the Brayshaw family and the pain I've caused them
over the past 48 hours. I respect
the Brayshaw boys so much and the way they go about it,
and I'm really disappointed. Brayshaw says he won't
press criminal charges. He's booked in for more surgery and will need
several teeth implants. Joining me now is Seven AFL commentator and
former Bulldogs star Luke Darcy. Good morning. Does the punishment
fit the crime? Is eight weeks fair? I think it does. It was an awful incident and we hate seeing it in football, and is the biggest suspension in 10 years. He is a fair player, Andrew Gaff, on every measure, but having said that, I think feels about right.They have the option to appeal. They won't, will they?No, you saw in the clip play before just how remorseful Andrew Gaff is. He plays with Andy Brayshaw's younger brother, Hamish. I know AFL boss Gillon McLachlan doesn't think a red card is necessary, but do you reckon we should start looking at it because the victim and his team are so disadvantaged by something like this?I'm not a fan to be honest with you. I think it happens so rarely where you have and act like this. I think our rules take care of things like this fairly sufficiently. I understand what you are saying. Andrew Brayshaw goes off the ground and Fremantle are a man down. I just don't think it is something we have to worry about too often so I wouldn't change the rule.OK, we will agree to disagree. The other interesting thing is of course that Andrew Gaff's contract is up. A lot of Melbourne clubs are trying to lure him over there. This damage is chances of changing clubs?I don't think so. He is one of the most sought after players in the game. He is going to have to do with this for the rest of his life. It is part of his history that he will have to move on from. I know a lot of Melbourne clubs are queueing up for his services. At some point, I think we need to show some empathy for him as well. He will do the suspension. He is a quality young person and he made a bad mistake.Very well put a stop always great to catch up. Thank you.

Thousands of stranded tourists
have finally been evacutated from Lombok
and the nearby Gili Islands after Sunday's
magnitude-7 earthquake in Indonesia. The massive rescue operation has seen holidaymakers
pack into tiny boats, scrambling to leave. Rescuers are still
pulling people from rubble as they search hundreds
of destroyed buildings and warn the death toll
could soar. Glen Hulley
is a Melbourne Aid Worker helping Indonesian officials
with the rescue. Rory Brown is an Aussie
who was stranded on Gili Islands, he's now assisting
with disaster relief. They both join us now
in Lombok, Indonesia. Good morning, Glen. What's the current
situation in Lombok? Good morning. The situation is improving as far as government response now. For the first two days, it has been quite chaotic with very little organisation on the ground getting help to where it is needed. At the moment, we are seeing a lot of injured people being recovered from the rubble as the military are beginning to bring in surgeon rescue operations. There is a hospital set up in the area where we are working in witches up in the north-western coast, but there are many areas throughout Lower Lombok that have been damaged, where between 70-90% of all buildings have been destroyed.

Rory, you were stranded
on Gili Island when the earthquake hit, with thousands
waiting to be rescued. Describe what that was like? It was absolutely terrifying when it hit. It was extremely violent. We were at the night markets at the time and it Ross from side to side, up and down. Powerlines were coming down and there was a complete blackout. We ended up on the beach and when it all calmed down, we realised what had happened and it was just mayhem. Everybody tried to run for the hills grabbing lifejackets. After that calmed down, every body spent the night on the hill and we actually slept on the back of each as we couldn't get back to our accommodation. There were probably 20 or more after- shocks and tremors later that night. The next morning, every single tourists on the island was on the front beach trying to get off. It was chaos. The boat was running back and forth from Lombok. We didn't even try to get off, to be honest. There was no point. Secondly, there was too much destruction will stop we went through the back streets and we were there with our camera year trying to document what was happening, trying to find the locals and help them. We got through some food and water and bits and pieces. Some locals were still on the hill waiting it out. We came straight here to try and do our efforts to lend a helping hand and see what we could do to assist. There is about 10 of us and we're just trying to do our bit here.Yes, it is bordering on a humanitarian crisis as they trying get water into those areas. Thank you very much for joining us.

Eight-time Olympic gold medallist
Usain Bolt is on his way to A-League club
Central Coast for an indefinite
training period. The Mariners will be
the fourth club Bolt has trialled with in his quest to forge
a professional football career and there are no guarantee the world's fastest man
will finish with a contract. I'm looking forward
to the opportunity to prove that, with hard work,
anything is possible so I'm looking forward to it and I'm going to come here
and do my best. Watch out, I'm on the way. Bolt will begin trialling
with the Mariners on August 18. Central Coast Mariners CEO
Shaun Mielekamp joins me now from Gosford
on the NSW Central Coast. Good morning, Shaun. Your team finished
bottom of the ladder last season. Will the fastest man in the world
turn things around? Look, this has been a long time coming. We have been speaking for 4-5 months. There was a real synergy there with Usain Bolt's aspirations and the opportunity we could give him, so now there is a lot of hard work to do.And what is a training period mean?The aim here now is to train and develop him and see if he can reach the level for a professional A-League contract. It could happen in a few weeks or it could be a long way off will stop we need to work really hard and develop him and see what he's got and see if we can get him to a level where he is good enough to put the boots on at Central Coast Stadium.He has trained with other clubs. Has he got talent? Yes, he is a fast runner but you need more skills and that to play top- level football will stop what stage is he at?That is exactly what this period is about. We have had consistent reports that whenever he has been training, he has continued to improve at a dramatic rate. That's why, we're sure if it will take weeks or months, but at the moment, there is a lot of hard work but we will get him on the ground and see what he can do.If you do take into the right level, do you have a clause in the contract to make him stay here and not bug off somewhere else?Yes, we have worked hard to sure that up so this can be as successful as possible.Now, I know you finished bottom of the ladder last season, but it is just a great promotion for the club. I can't wait to see him in action. They were joining us.

Fans are growing impatient as the future of Pink's
'Beautiful Trauma' tour remains under a cloud. The 'So What' singer
was released from hospital, having spent the night under
observation for a gastric virus. She's postponed
three Sydney shows to date and fans are eagerly awaiting
news of rescheduled concerts or reimbursements. Sportsbet have come under fire for offering odds on which,
if any, of her remaining shows will go ahead. Showbiz reporter Peter Ford
has more. Peter, do fans have a right
to be upset about the time it's taking
to reschedule these shows? No. You have every right to be disappointed, of course. People have been waiting months in advance for this, and have been travelling from country areas and interstate will stop but not angry. If there are suggestions to blame P!nk, let's cut to the chase. These years, leaving hospital. The good news is she is out of hospital. That has to be a good sign. As you say, that still does not guarantee that she will be back on stage tomorrow night. Without going into all the details of this gastric situation and diarrhoea, this can leave you terribly weakened. As we said yesterday, she can't do the show half measured. She is like an athlete. She has to be match fit to get through the show, so there are still question marks about tomorrow night. Tonight was always going to be a night of these she has some breathing space before they make a decision tomorrow. Then there is the question of how they can reschedule.I'm sure she would be absolutely heartbroken about this. She is such a great performer will stop what are people not fighting out until after the doors opened to the other night?I think that is a fair criticism. Ideally, you would think they could announce it around lunchtime is a people have a bit more time up their sleeve. All those practical things, so I'm sure they will do that. I would think a fair call would be around lunchtime to decide if it is on or off. If it is off, of course that is four shows that they have to try and reschedule. The belief now is that she will come back from New Zealand and I have just checked the availability for the venue, and it is available on certain dates in the latter part of September after the New Zealand leg, but this is pure speculation, but I think that is what they will do.That's interesting. Good luck to her and thank you very much for joining us.

Still to come this Sunrise, the Cash Cow
has a massive $50,000 to give away this morning. We're making the call very soon.

, don't look down. Great white shark leaps out of the water at an unsuspecting person.

but after a year
plagued by problems, Plus, the new dating app
launching on Facebook, can anyone trust
the social network giant again? Special report -
medical tests by the decade. The health checks
that could save your life. The ingenious way one farmer made sure he had enough feed
to fight through the drought. And did you hear the one about the man
who walked into a supermarket? Except the man was Keith Urban, and what happened next
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It's news time now with Angie. Andrew Gaff's season is over after the AFL Tribunal
handed the West Coast star one of the longest suspensions of
this century.

Gaff pleaded guilty

to striking Fremantle's
Andrew Brayshaw, causing a broken jaw. The jury needed just 14 minutes to issue
the whopping eight-week ban.

It is unlikely he will appeal the ruling.It is a horrible incident and out of character completely. He plays Andrew Brayshaw's younger brother and there is no way he will appeal the suspension and neither should he.

A woman has been pulled alive from the rubble
of a collapsed building two days after
a huge earthquake rattled the Indonesian island
of Lombok. Rescuers spent
more than four hours digging the woman out
with their bare hands after hearing her cries for help. The death toll
has soared passed 100 with thousands of people
being treated in makeshift trauma centres as hospitals reach capacity. Some northern regions
of the islands remain cut off

Tourist Brown has told Sunrise whilst the earthquake was terrifying, they are trying to help locals.

We went through the rubble and found water
and bits and pieces and took them up onto the hill where the locals
were still hanging out and waited another day until we got almost the last boat
off the island to Lombok and came straight here
to do our efforts here and see what we can do
to assist here, because there is absolutley
no-one here assisting. There is about ten of us, so we're just trying
to do our bit here now. Police on the Gold Coast
are hunting a group of hoons who have been causing chaos
on suburban streets. The group, who call themselves
the Mexican Hoon Cartel, post videos
of their reckless exploits. In some of the videos, the drivers speed dangerously
across open roads. Some of them
are still on their P-plates.

Speed limits will be lowered to 30 km/h in residential part of Melbourne. New speed zones will come into effect in Collingwood and Fitzroy and serve as a test case. The new trial is an attempt to curb the number of accidents in Melbourne 40 km/h. More now on the traffic alert in Sydney. The truck fires causing major delays for commuters. People are being told to avoid the area. The motorway is closed westbound and diversions are in place. We'll bring you more information as it comes into the newsroom. A petrol station attendant in Melbourne's south-east has been shot in a terrifying armed robbery. He was rushed to hospital with a wound to his elbow. The gunman is still on the run.

More than 1,000 additional
Centrelink staff have been announced after a surge in
call-waiting times. The 1,500 new jobs announced
by the Turnbull Government

are extra to the 1,000 staff
announced early this year.

They see the extra jobs is only one part of the overhaul.We are looking at the ways we manage our calls and to make sure that when you are calling, you are talking to someone in the first instance so they can answer your query.

Call-waiting times
have reportedly blown out to 12.5 minutes - up from 90 seconds under
the Howard Government.

The future of Texas rental is in doubt with no word yet on whether the star will perform after she fell sick. The singer cancelled her third show yesterday after being admitted to hospital

She's since been released. Pink is scheduled to perform in Sydney tomorrow night.

A shark expert has come a little close
to his research subject while on a tagging trip
in the US. Cameras were rolling when a huge great white
jumped out of the water with its jaws wide open. It jumped right
out of the water! Did you see that, man? The predator quickly disappeared
from sight after it breached - the encounter leaving
the research group stunned. Beretts has the sport. Sunrise Sport, brought to you
by Kids Smart DHA 300mg. Help boost brain function,
learning, memory, concentration and behaviour. Central Coast is set to welcome
the biggest name in their history after confirming Usain Bolt will trial
with the A-League club. The eight-time Olympic
gold medallist will arrive on August 18
and join the Mariners for an indefinite
training period.

The aim here now is to train and develop Usain And see if he can reach the level for a professional A-League contract.He could be at the level straight away or you could be a long way off.

Storm great Billy Slater is reportedly set to announce
his retirement from rugby league at the end of
the 2018 NRL season. Slater is expected
to confirm his decision today, ending a glittering
16-year career. The 35-year-old
has won two premierships, played over 300 NRL games,
31 Origins and 30 Tests. The Australian men's
wheelchair rugby team remain unbeaten
at the World Championships after belting Denmark 61-49. The Steelers now have three wins
from three starts, but face a huge challenge today with two games
against Ireland and Japan.

They are pretty much unstoppable right now. Go the Steelers!They are fantastic aren't they? Go, guys. Sam Mac is in Queenstown. About to do something very cool.

This is a world first. I am feeling nervous and I am not the person doing it. This is Chantelle. She is getting strapped in because any moment, we will show you, this is a world first. This is the catapult. People have done bungeejumping and swinging. You are literally a human catapult. Catapulted at 100 km/h and then swinging. Even thinking about it is scaring me. This is the brave lady that won the competition, not knowing what the prize was. I wanted to share to you, we spoke to your husband back in Sydney and we asked him to give a message of support. This is down's message. Wishing you the best. Good luck with it. Sam, if she decides not to go, push her anyway. I want to hear her scream. I will be watching you on Sunrise.Really comforting words. What do you want to say to Dan?See you on the other side, babe.Very calm considering what she is going to do. This is a world first. It is happening live straight after your weather. That asteroid. -- Let us do it.

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A weak low pressure trough
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and north-east tropics. High pressure elsewhere is bringing
clear and settled conditions. 23 in Brisbane and sunny. Sydney, 21 and mostly sunny. Canberra, 11 and a shower. A few showers in Melbourne
and 15. 14 for Hobart and rain clearing. Adelaide, 16 and showers easing. 19 in Perth and showers. And Darwin, 33 and foggy.

First day on the job, I bungeejumping. My philosophy is to not look down. Have you looked down at all?I have.What are you seeing and thinking?The drop is going to be amazing.What happens is over here, we have Allen. Like you him, we have 30 seconds until it happens. We have a very elaborate you and that his statement OK, Alan, do it. It 30 seconds, it is going to happen. We spoke about this. A Katy Perry sum. # I am a champion we're going to hear you.

Scream / roar. This is a world first. She is going to be travelling at 100 km/h for a couple of seconds. Any second now. (SCREAMING)

This is epic. What a stunning world and what an experience. She was from Sydney, she won the competition and did not know what she was doing. Here she is in front of Australia. What a legend. Give it up for her.

Imagine her first...That is incredible. It is great that New Zealand has increased the safety part. Well strapped in compared to Sam Mac the garden chair on the canyon swing. That was incredible. Sam has never mentioned it again. We will replay it a little bit later on because she is not here.

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for getting on board to help
drought-affected families, and to you, the viewers,
who lobbied for it.

Big news for Woolworths this morning. Eddie is live at a town called Come-by-Chance. More money for farmers?We are a long way from Woolworths but fantastic news for people around the nation who want to help farmers. On Saturday, you can go into any store and any profits from fresh fruit will go towards rural aid. It is now $995,000. $736 on the end as well. Some incredible support. Jane lives here and has for a long time. One of the ways they can support you is visiting you guys?Visit on Friday. It is the beginning of our bitumen festival. We have something running for over a week. Every day, more than one event. On September 29, we have the Come-by-Chance Races. Come and see us. A great place to be.I was speaking to you. One of the big things is the big picture. That is what you are not getting from the government. Funding, but not a big picture of what to do next.The idea of an overall strategy, improving overall profitability is not coming up. At the moment, all we are seeing is Band-Aid but reflects reactions to deal with immediate problems. We appreciated but we need to look at strategic ways to improve profitability. We just need more of it to continue. Does it frustrate you that you have been living in the conditions for six years and people are listening now?Very frustrating yes. That is how it is. You have to buckle down and keep going.What we have seen in the last 24 hours is how they are preparing. They bury their grain. We will show you that later. Just a couple ways the community is protecting the situation.

On Saturday, by fresh fruit. Forget all the canned stuff. -- fresh food. When I shop at Woolworths, I shop at the deli. That is part of the fresh food?

Yes, all the profits will go towards farmers. Also, by Australian in general. People are buying Australian products and supporting farmers across the year, not just the couple of weeks.Get out into those areas and spend your money. That is the message.

Finding love on Facebook. The social network is set
to launch a new dating app, but will it be safe? That's coming up. Plus, the medical tests
you need to take for every decade of your life.

Why mummy's boys have had a bad rap.

One of the world's biggest
rock bands is in Australia. Snow Patrol have sold more than
15 million albums, and their songs
have been streamed more than 1 billion times. # If I lay here

# If I just lay here

# Would you just lie with me

Aussie fans have been waiting
for six years for a new tour, and seven years for a new album. Sunrise sat down with the band
to find out what took so long. # I don't know where # Confused about how as well # It was 2012 when Snow Patrol
last performed on Sunrise. Their mega-hit 'Chasing Cars'
is a global phenomenon - the pinnacle of a string
of chart-topping hits. # Light up, light up # As if you have a choice # Now, after a seven-year hiatus,
Snow Patrol are back with 'Wildness' - an album that lays out
frontman Gary Lightbody's battles with depression and addiction. # This is life on Earth # It's just life on Earth # Gary tells Sunrise
his new song, 'Life on Earth, is peak Snow Patrol. It was one of those songs that
kinda just created something that we've never done before. It feels to me like the
best song we've ever written. In the past week, Snow Patrol
have taken to the stage in Melbourne and Sydney. Guitarist Nathan Connolly says the shows have been
full of emotion. There's always someone crying
or kissing, but generally,
by the end of the show, it seems like
people have left positive, and that's a good thing for us
walking and leaving the stage, it's a good thing. As for the older hits
like 'Chasing Cars', time away has given the band
a fresh perspective on well-worn classics. We missed playing those songs
and every night, the audience makes
the experience different. Gary and Nathan admit
they're not your typical rockers. We joined the circus
when we were 18, but it's as normal as it gets,
really, in that environment. We all keep each other's feet
on the ground. Around us are people
that will give us crap, you know what I mean? You've gotta have people
around you that are able to tell you
when you're pushing it or being an ass. It's very hard
when you're Northern Irish for that to happen, it doesn't really happen. Snow Patrol plan to be back
in Australia for a national tour next year. Also making entertainment news, Katy Perry has thrown her weight
behind Australian singer Starley, best known for her global
mega-hit 'Call On Me'. # Know you can call on me # When you need somebody # You know you can call on me # When you can't stop the tears
from falling down # The local singer
was handpicked by Katy to support her 'Witness' tour - a dream come true for Starley. When I was younger listening to
her songs, as a songwriter, thinking, "Man, I want to write
songs as good as that", and then for her to give me that
endorsement, it feels really good. Starley was blown away
by Katy's stage presence in Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. I think 'Teenage Dream'
is always a classic, 'Roar'. I did eight shows, and I watched five out of
the eight of her entire shows, because it was so amazing, and every time, I'd find something new
that I liked about it, that I hadn't seen before. Starley's latest hit is
'Love is Love' - her coming out anthem,
with a message of equality. # Love is, love is love # Self-acceptance
is the most important thing, and being honest
with who you are, because that's the most freeing
thing you can do, and I think that's
the most healthy thing to do. Starley will release an album
later this year. And after conquering
the Australian music charts, Gold Coast singer Amy Shark
is wowing American audiences. # Tell 'em all I said hi,
hope you've been well # You've been asleep
while I've been in hell have a nice day # I'll be just fine,
don't worry 'bout me # Tell 'em all I said hi # Overnight, she appeared on NBC's
'Today Show' in the US, performing her smash hit
'I Said Hi', from her number one album
'Love Monster'. # Tell 'em all I said hi (CHEERING) Amy Shark, that was awesome! Welcome to America.

Move over Tinder and Bumble,

there's a new dating app
on the block. Facebook is officially delving
into the online dating space. Angie's been looking
at this new feature from the social media giant. It's still in its early stages, but Facebook wants to
tap into the massive market of online dating. But would you trust them
with your private information?

The online dating industry
is worth

more than $500 million Aussie.

Everyone wants their shot
at true love. I'm also just a girl,
standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her. Facebook has done everything,
from interactive games, to setting up
an online market place. Now, the social media giant
wants to play Cupid. There are 200 million people
on Facebook who list themselves as single, so clearly, there's something
to do here. It was all meant to be
under wraps until images of the new app
were leaked online. Um...uh...no. So Facebook was forced to reveal
details of its latest feature - an online dating service. This is going to be for building
real long-term relationships, not just hook-ups. There are five gender options - woman, man, trans-woman,
trans-man and non-binary. When it goes live, users can only match with others
who've signed up, and only public information will
be shown to potential partners. Facebook has also guaranteed
your other friends won't be able to see
your dating profile. Oh, by the way, what's the name
of the girl you're both dating? Kristen Lang.
Kristen Lang. Bye. When the news broke,
Tinder's share price slumped. But Facebook can't be too cocky - it's had its own share
of controversies this year, including data breaches,
fake profile deletions, and Russian interference. So we took to the streets
to see who would use the new app. With all the recent stuff
coming out about Facebook and how they use our data, what are they going to put
on a profile of mine? Probably not. Facebook is connected with
the rest of my real life. Um, yeah, I'm going to say
I would, yeah. There were some sceptics. Uh, I don't know if dating apps
are the right way to go. And it's definitely
not for everyone... Would you believe I'm the only person
who doesn't have Facebook? No! Maybe.
No. I would. ..even when asked about
data security concerns. I have absolutely no idea
what any of that stuff means, so, yeah. So could a dating feature
bring back some love to Facebook after recent scandals? I don't trust them
with my information. It's kind of creepy
how much info they have. I don't think
it's going to work, only old people use Facebook. At this stage,
there's no official launch date for the new app, but an in-house trial
has already begun. Fun fact guys - Facebook employees
who are testing the trial version of the app
were told, "This is not an invitation "to start dating
your co-workers."

There you go, Mark Zuckerberg is as interested as you are in the dating lives, Kochie.I am interested. What is non-binary?It is when you do not identify.

As we age, our bodies
and health concerns change. What if we told you there's a simple
check-up checklist for any age that could save your life. Sunrise reporter Shaun White
has unlocked the key to wellness. Yeah, morning, guys. The wise Benjamin Franklin
once said, "An ounce of prevention
is worth a pound of cure." Franklin was on the money, especially when it comes to
considering your health. (INTENSE MUSIC PLAYS) You've got some Aussies
who are like, "Oh, I'm fine! "Don't worry about me!
I don't need to see a doctor. "That little pain,
that'll go away, "don't worry about it." You've got the other group googling every single
minor symptom and absolutely convincing
themselves that they're about to die. # Doctor, doctor,
give me the news # We're not all guilty of this. Most of us get a gold star
for getting regular tests and check-ups. On an average day,
406,000 Aussies visit their GP, and not just
because they feel unwell. Well, Sunrise GP,
Dr Ginni Mansberg says it's vital we check-in
for our check-ups. There are really good studies
about which health checks at which age can save lives. And so,
it's not a bad place to start. (MUSIC PLAYS) I reckon a lot of people go, "Hey, I am in my 20s,
don't even worry about it. "Don't even need to turn up
to the doctor." Health is, just like,
"You beauty, A-OK." Actually, you'd be surprised. We do know we should start
looking at your blood pressure from the age of 18, and we want to be doing that
every two years. The other thing
that us lucky girls get to do from the age of 25, is we get to
start having pap tests. Awesome! So, you get to go
to your doctor. Hey, the good news is, it's only every five years
from now, so, it used to be
every two years, so that's the one we want
to start every girl doing around the age of 25. If you're in your 30s,
the same rules apply. It's the next decade,
when things start changing. # I'm only human after all # For women, from the age of 40, you can start getting
screening mammograms, and they happen every two years.

So, we really encourage it. We really want
every single woman between the ages of
50 and 69 to actually go and get
a mammogram every two years.

For women between the ages
of 40 and 50, and for women who are older, you can have mammograms
every two years as well. And a lot of my patients
choose to do that. Every 12 minutes, an Aussie dies
from heart disease. Cardiologist and
Heart Foundation spokesperson, Associate Professor
Lynne Pressley, says, at 45, you should get
a heart health check. It's absolutely vital
for their health, for their family's health, and for the future of Australia. Heart disease is
the major killer in Australia. It's said that if people did
the preventable things - looked after their bodies, took the tablets they're meant
to take for their risk factors, 80% of heart disease
would be eradicated. (MUSIC PLAYS) Now, if you're
on the other side of 50, it's more important than ever
to stay on top of your health. I've just turned 50,
and it's like, "OK, thanks, government
for my poo test." So this is where you get
this thing mailed to you, and you actually have to kind of
put a brush into your poo - I kid you not - and then send this back
to the government. We want you really doing that
every two years. So you're going to continuously
get these things sent, and that's to pick up
bowel cancer, which is still continuing
to go up in this country. We're still seeing
more bowel cancer. And again, we want to
continue to be looking at your blood pressure,
your sugar level, your cholesterol level, and now we're really, really
thingy about your mammograms. Girls, definitely go and get
your mammograms, from the ages of 50 to 69,
it's really important. (MUSIC PLAYS) For every chronic disease, the risk of them happening
increases with age.

Nothing new in your 60s, just keep working
through that checklist.

(JAZZ MUSIC PLAYS) Well, the big change we see
in our 70s is osteoporosis.

GPs can check if you have brittle
bones with bone density scan. It's paid for by Medicare, and you're allowed to get checked
every two years.

We use these as a guide, but nothing beats having
an open and honest relationship with a regular GP. The real trend
is on targetted screening, so it's really looking at
your individual risk factors and tailoring the test
that we do for you and for your circumstances, rather than just chucking a wide
net at absolutely everybody. Most GPs, I think,
do a really great job of looking after all of you, including the
bits that's you've forgotten or don't want to talk about.

That is a great list.

Still to come this Sunrise,
he's in! Usain Bolt's coming Down Under. The world's fastest man confirms
his Australian soccer debut. Sunrise farm rescue - the ingenious way an Aussie
farmer took on the drought. And don't look down. Oh! Holy crap! Yep, a great white shark leaps
out of the water to take a bite at
an unsuspecting man. You're watching Sunrise on Seven. Back with more in a moment.

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It's news time now with Angie. The 2018 season is over for West Coast Eagles' star
Andrew Gaff who's been handed
an eight-week ban for brutally punching an opponent
and breaking his jaw. Sunrise reporter David Woiwod
is at AFL HQ. David, how likely is an appeal?

And appeal seems very unlikely at this stage. It was a very apologetic and remorseful Andrew Gaff who fronted the media. It did not appear to be any sign of an appeal. The West Coast Eagles entered in the guilty plea very early on in last night's proceedings. They offered the panel a long list of personal references but in the end, it did not make any difference. The most damning bit of evidence came from the Fremantle medical team. They detail the injury suffered Andrew Brayshaw after the hits, the shattered jaw and the missing teeth and he will require years of ongoing dental medical work. It took the panel 13 minutes to hand down the eight week ban. This is how Andrew Gaff responded after the penalty was handed down.

I respect the Brayshaw boys
so much and the way they go about it. I'm really disappointed
by my own actions and it really hurts a lot.

It is a horrible incident, out of character completely. He plays with Andrew Brayshaw's younger brother. There is no way he's going to appeal the suspension and neither should he.A hefty penalty that ends the 2018 season for him. It has also gotten rid of the Brownlow medal hopes and may impact his 2019 season.

Stories of survival are emerging
from the island of Lombok after a 7-magnitude earthquake
destroyed entire villages and killed more than 100 people. Seven News reporter Rob Ovadia
is on Lombok this morning. Rob, what's the devastation like
there?

It is pretty intense. Not so much in the south part of Lombok but as you go further north, it is apparent that streets are being crushed. We were at a mosque wettest -- when it was reported 50 people were there. There could be more as the coming weeks go by. There was at least one glimmer of hope yesterday. A woman pulled from the rubble of a mart. She was rescued. Hope is dimming for anybody else in a similar circumstance. An Australian filmmaker was right there when it happened. He documented a loss of this and is helping in the rescue effort.

We went through the rubble and found water
and bits and pieces and took them up onto the hill where the locals
were still hanging out and waited another day until we got, pretty much,
the last boat off the island back here to Lombok and came straight here
to try and do our efforts to help out here and see what we can do
to assist here, because there's absolutley
no-one here assisting. There's about ten of us, so we're just trying
to do our bit here now.

That is Rory Brown. He is assisting another Australian who is coordinating the efforts. They are putting out another drone to See who are speaking help. -- who else they can help;. All people are being told to avoid the area. The truck fire on the M5 at Kingsgrove is causing major delays. The motorway is closed westbound and diversions are in place.

A man has died after his car collided
with a tree in Sydney's west overnight. The 20-year-old driver
was travelling northbound on Concord Road in Rhodes when his vehicle left the road
and crashed. He died at the scene. A female passenger was taken
to hospital with minor injuries. Police on the Gold Coast
have vowed to hunt down a group of hoons who have been terrorising
suburban streets. Live to Seven News reporter
Amanda Abate. Amanda, do officers have any idea
who these people are?

They do because this group is doing very little to hide what they are doing. They are boasting about it on Facebook posting videos and photos and also threatening to specifically target areas where residents complain about this to police. Police are monitoring this page very closely and are also launching a crackdown on the areas where they are often seen. They have plenty of video evidence. If caught, the people face some pretty tough penalties and the vehicles can be impounded or immobilised for up to 90 days. That is if it is the first offence. If it is the second time, they can be forfeited and charged with reckless, careless and endangering driving.

Speed limits will be lowered
to 30km/h in residential streets throughout parts of Melbourne. The new speed zones will come
into effect from September in Collingwood and Fitzroy and will serve as a test case. The new trial is an attempt
to curb the number of accidents in Melbourne's current
40km/h sections of road. More than 1,000 additional staff
will be available to answer calls at Centrelink after a surge
in call waiting times. Seven News reporter Simon Love
is in Canberra. Simon, just how much have
these waiting times increased?

Around 11 minutes and the government is blaming Labor for the call centre wait. The unions are against this through outsourcing the call centre. There are 1 million calls made each day but the wait times are quite long. The minister will not say how much this new plan will reduce the time.

I haven't put a KPI around it but people will notice
a significant difference in service delivery. Firstly,
that your call is answered and secondly it is answered
by someone who knows what they are doing
and can deal with your query.

The government is stroking this as good news for jobs with call centres being employed in external cities like Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide. The government is promising 1500 extra staff on top of 1000 call takers announced in April. The human services minister says he hopes it simplifies the system and people get the right help we need from Centrelink.

The wildfire emergency
in Northern California is worsening, with the blaze now considered the largest
in the state's history. Let's go live to Seven News
US correspondent Amelia Brace. Amelia,
are firefighters any closer to containing the situation?

They are not. They are saying it will not be contained until next month at the earliest. To give you an idea of the size of the blaze, it is burning an area larger than New York City and Philadelphia combined. Hot and dry weather conditions have allowed it to spread rapidly with 20,000 people now being evacuated. The state's previous large fire, the Thomas Fire which you will remember us reporting on eight months ago resulted in the deaths of more than 20 people. There are now 20 active wildfires and we are being hit by a third successive heatwave which is gripping the west of the United States. It is an unprecedented challenge for firefighters including the 100 Australians who joined the fight on Monday. There is uncertainty for Pnik fans after she fell ill. -- Pink. She has been discharged and is scheduled to perform in Sydney tomorrow night. She was admitted to hospital with a stomach bug.

Two people are waking up
millionaires this morning, sharing in last night's
$70 million Oz Lotto Draw. Live to Sunrise correspondent
Bianca Stone at Lotto HQ.

You have breaking news on the search for the winners? I was not one of the winners but what are the winners comes from north-eastern Victoria. They have been watching our coverage of the big prize draw, they phoned the headquarters. It is a family syndicate - a syndicate of six different families. They had been messaging each other frantically this morning. Yes, they are the winners. There is a group chat going. They are going to buy a washing machine, water tanks and going to go on a big family holiday as well. Congratulations to the family who have just one $35 million. I can't imagine winning that. The other is from Lithgow in New South Wales. He is a blue- collar worker. Sounds very deserving. It is going to speed up the retirement. I would suspect that he is going to be calling the bus and saying, "I retire ." That is what I would do.

A teacher in the US
has become a local celebrity after offering to pay for
Keith Urban's groceries. Ruth Reed makes it her mission
to help people in need, but she didn't recognise
the music superstar, when Keith was short of change
at a petrol station.

Who did you meet a couple of days ago?Keith Urban. I did not know it was him. I said I would pay for it. I do not believe it was him. He was very gracious and let me get my picture taken with him. That's it in a nutshell.

When Ruth was told
who she had helped, she didn't believe it. That was until she began
talking to Urban's body guard.

You are never too rich and famous to benefit from a good day.

Usain Bolt's dream of playing
professional football is one step closer, proving anything is possible, after signing a training deal
with the Mariners. Seven News reporter Jess Ridley
is in Gosford on the NSW Central Coast. Jess, he might be
the world's fastest man, but he's still got
his work cut out for him.

That's right. He has set himself he is looking forward to the opportunity to prove himself in the field. He has had so much success on the track. He will have to prove himself to the new coach in order to get a contract. A lot of people did not believe this could happen but August 18, he arrives and will start training the following week with the team. We have the CEO of the team on the show a short time ago.The aim is to train and develop him and see if he can reach the level for a professional A- League contract. It might be three weeks, it might be six months. It could be a long way off.It is a win - win situation we were on the bottom of the ladder. Rate for the community. We know they are sure to pack out. Who would not want to see Usain Bolt take a crack at it?If you are there in a couple of days, he will be walking straight at you.

Sam Mac is in New Zealand.

About 40 minutes out of Queenstown, absolutely stunning. Spectacular views. We're here because it is an exciting day. A world first for bungeejumping. Every time, we have to go a bit further. These other guys that write mountain bikes off cliffs. Always thinking of something they can do. This is Chantelle who won a competition. You won the competition not know what you won. How is it?It is exhilarating. I'm glad I did it.I was so nervous for you. I wasn't even doing it but seeing you vertical and waiting, what was the moment like?It was the moment my heart went into my throat. I could not wait for them to launch me.We were channelling Katy Perry, your inspiration. Your hair was a windswept like Beyonce. When you happy with that? Your husband was watching. He said earlier if that you were not ready to jump, just push you. First, let us do the weather around Australia.

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A large cold front in the south is causing wind and rain
to increase for South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania. A weak low pressure trough
is generating light rain over eastern Queensland
and north-east tropics. High pressure elsewhere is bringing
clear and settled conditions. 23 in Brisbane and sunny. Sydney, 21 and mostly sunny. Canberra, 11 and a shower. A few showers in Melbourne
and 15. 14 for Hobart and rain clearing. Adelaide, 16 and showers easing. 19 in Perth and showers. And Darwin, 33 and foggy.

You were going at over 100 km/h. What's that sensation like? It is only a couple of seconds.It is that you are flying. If you think you're going faster than the speed of

Where does the extreme streak come from? Your job is pretty normal. You are and is -- and executive assistant at a medical supply company. When is a come from?I have always been adventurous.Why don't you tell everyone because your family notices, what are you doing for the rest of the day?A couple of bungees.You want a job as a television weather person? It is not pay very well. You are the type of person...You can have it. How good was that, guys? We're stunned at the extra equipment she is wearing because when we're over there, not that long ago, this is what Sam had to do on the canyon swing.(SCREAMING)

's it is still good.

Mark said that we were looking down on it thinking, ", Yeah. We had an agreement saying that we would follow her stop we looked at each other and went no. We went running. She has never mentioned this.

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Eastern Standard Time. Still to come this morning, fighting through the drought - the clever way one farmer
secured enough feed. I'm live in Come-By-Chance
in the middle of the big dry.

The state is battling one of the worst drought in the. Record.

Straight ahead, some Aussie ingenuity
that you just have to see to believe. Also this morning, love rules - why mummy's boys
make the best partners. This is Sunrise on Seven. More in a moment.

Feeding livestock
is part of the battle that farmers face every day in
these severe drought conditions. Eddy's been out there this week seeing how our farmers
are coping and has discovered how some farmers
are fighting off the big dry.

Good morning once again. We are in Come-by-Chance. The tiny town. Let us give you a tour. That's it. The farmers having battling drought for generations in a very clever way.

(ATOMSPHERIC
ACOUSTIC SOUNDSCAPE) It's unlikely
you'll come by Come-by-Chance by chance. It's a long drive north-west,
past Dubbo, close to Walgett. Properties here stretch
as far as the eye can see. At Netherby, Mark Evans
is a fifth-generation farmer. Probably a little bit
more drought-hardened than a lot of other areas
in the state but this one
is just breaking all records. I've never seen anything
like this go on for so long. Like, pretty much
everyone in NSW, Mark and his son, Sam, have been
feeding stock for months. You know, when you have lived
here all your life, you know that there is good
as well as the bad. When it's good, it's great. Come-by-Chance
had one good year in six, that was 2016, and most of the grain
went into the ground. This is a money pit
that actually saves money. About 30 years we buried our
first lot of grain. Dug a hole and
fully lined it with plastic and then put dirt on the top. No air gets into it so you don't get any weevils
or any damage to the grain. It preserves - we've had pits down there
for seven years, dug them up, and the grain is as good
as the day we put it there. But now, for the first time,
they have run out. The marker shows
just how much you did have when you come down here. There was about 500 tonnes
buried in this it. And how many of these
would you have across the property
at any one time? Probably 2-3, so 1000-1200 tonnes of grain
stored most of the time. This is the last one, so there is no more grain
after this one. Down the road, Rob Colless
is looking to the heavens. Look at the cloud now. See when they have got flat bums
like that, they generally move over
to the mountains there, butt together,
get together and rain. When they get flat bottoms
like that, they are not bulky and wet. They have got to bump together and get bulky
and run like that one. You could work for the Bureau. Probably could at the moment. I wouldn't be any worse. There is a lot of knowledge here,
and history. Came to Come-by-Chance
in the mid-1830s and consequently been here
every soon. You didn't look that old.
Amazing. No. We've aged well. That's what the country
will do for you. His family has survived
every drought since, and now his son, Charlie,
is learning how to cope, too. So, Charlie, what do you learn, I guess,
generation after generation about to deal with drought?

I guess you've got to prepare
yourself a bit more. Any chance you get, store as much fodder on the farm
as you can and just be ready for it. That means buying hay
from South Australia, digging up grain from pits, and mixing it with cotton seed
and nutrients to keep the cattle healthy. They are like people. You can tell
if they are not doing very well. No doubt about it. Look at the cows.
Beautiful bright eyes. They are healthy. What happens next? Rain, hopefully. Just not in late September. That's when the famous
Comby Races are held. Gee, I hope it doesn't rain
for the races. Can't have it both ways.

There is an open door policy at the local store. Good morning everyone. They want to issue an invitation to be prime minister. He really has a hat, so he might as well come to the races. They are on 29 September. Visit the communities, get to know the locals and as we have, experience the hospitality in the last 24 hours and the way they are dealing so well with the conditions. They are pretty tough. What do you reckon?Yes!Yes is the answer. Back to you. That is easy to remember, prime minister. Grand final weekend. As we go to her, some very happy Australians celebrating a big lottery win.

We have new details
on the lucky winner who shared in $70 million, next. And Pink's out of hospital. What's next for the superstar.

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It's news time now with Angie. The 2018 football season is over
for Eagles' star Andrew Gaff who was last night handed
a whopping eight-week ban after an on-field
one-punch attack on Fremantle's Andrew Brayshaw. Gaff spoke briefly
after the tribunal revealing just how sorry
and devastated he was over the incident. I see myself as... I see myself as a caring, gentle
and measured person.

I'm disappointed.
I'm disappointed for Andrew. I'm disappointed to let my teammates down at an important time
of the year. This is the first formal penalty
for the 26-year-old whose hopes for a Brownlow
are now dashed. His victim, Andrew Brayshaw,
has a broken jaw and three splintered teeth
which may not fully recover. The death toll following
the Lombok earthquake has soared past 100 with that number
still expected to rise. Thousands of people lay injured
in makeshift hospitals with some regions of the island
still cut off from help. Some Australian tourists are now volunteering
as aid workers trying to help locals
in the recovery effort. See what we can do
to assist here because there's absolutely
no-one here assisting. There is, ,like, 10 of us,

There is, like, 10 of us,

so we're just trying
to do our bit here now. New drone footage shows
the extent of the damage with whole towns flattened
during the magnitude-7 quake. Police on the Gold Coast
are hunting a group of hoons who have been causing chaos
on suburban streets. The group, who call themselves
the Mexican Hoon Cartel, have amassed an 11,000-strong
following on Facebook post videos
of their reckless exploits. In some of the videos, the drivers speed dangerously
across open roads. Some of them
are still on their P-plates. More than 1000 additional Centerlink staff have been announced

after a surge in
call-waiting times. The 1,500 new jobs announced
by the Turnbull Government are extra to the 1,000 staff
announced early this year. Call-waiting times
have reportedly blown out to 12.5 minutes - up from 90 seconds under
the Howard Government. We have also been looking at the way we manage our calls to make sure they have been answered efficiently.

Centrelink answers about
1 million calls every week but many people say
their calls still go unanswered. A shark expert has come a little close
to his research subject while on a tagging trip
in the US. Cameras were rolling when a huge great white
jumped out of the water with its jaws wide open. It jumped right
out of the water! Did you see that, man? The predator quickly disappeared
from sight after it breached - the encounter leaving
the research group stunned.

I think his language was pretty civilised, really. Don't you? Exactly.

Central Coast is set to welcome
the biggest name in their history after confirming Usain Bolt will
trial with the A-League club. The aim here now is to try and train and develop Usain Bolt, so it may only be three weeks but it could go for six months was that he could be at the level straightaway or it could be a long way

The eight-time Olympic
gold medallist will arrive on August 18 and join the Mariners for an
indefiniate training period. That's going to be big news around the world today.Great stuff will

Now to today's weather. Sam Mac is in the remote
Nevis Valley near Queenstown, New Zealand. Yes, what a spectacular spot, the Nevis Valley, about 30 minutes outside of Queenstown in New Zealand. Now, Alan, you are up in 30 seconds. No, it is Katie. She lived in Australia on the chansons coast for a while. -- Sunshine coast. She'll be travelling at 100km/h. Good luck! Any second now, this is going to be happening. At an amazing experience will stop if you are an adrenaline junkie, this is the place to go. There she goes! Every time I see it, it sends shivers down my spine. Wow! It is super, super safe. It has had all the checks you can imagine. It is completely safe at what an experience if you are interested stop let's do your weather.

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Catalogue sale ends Sunday. A large cold front in the south is causing wind and rain
to increase for South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania. A weak low pressure trough
is generating light rain over eastern Queensland
and north-east tropics. High pressure elsewhere is bringing
clear and settled conditions. 23 in Brisbane and sunny. Sydney, 21 and mostly sunny. Canberra, 11 and a shower. A few showers in Melbourne
and 15. 14 for Hobart and rain clearing. Adelaide, 16 and showers easing. 19 in Perth and showers. And Darwin, 33 and foggy.

I know you guys were asking, "Sam, what are you do it ?" I know my mom is watching every day, and I have been through a lot already this year, so sometimes, you have to let other people have a go stop you never know what is going to come up with this job. Tomorrow, I will be in the ski fields around Queenstown. It is my first time here. Isn't it one of the most beautiful spots in the world? Yes, have a swim in the lake.

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Actually, let's go back to the Cash Cow shot because we would like to say good morning. The kids have come a long way. Now, don't forget to SMS the codeword to the number on your screen.And Larry and Kylie would remember the band, Cream? Sunshine of your Love. Yes! I would have thought Prince.What have you guys got today?

He's the most talked about
pollie in the land. Barnaby Joyce has had a year
of headlines he'd rather forget. But now, his new book
tells the real story of what was going on
behind the scenes. The former Deputy PM
is live in the studio. Why he ignored his wife's advice
to get professional help, the deliberate misleading
of the media, and what he really thinks
of the PM's bonk ban. It's sure to be
an eye-opening chat. Plus, chef Colin Fassnidge reveals why he's taken off
his 'MKR' mentoring hat, to judge the cream
of Australia's new crop. Then remember 'X Factor'
favourite, Taylor Henderson? # Take it or leave it
it's yours to decide # Break it or keep it
you're safe. # Five years after the show
made him a star, Taylor's back to perform
his new song for the first time on TV.

Looking forward to that and really looking forward to the Barnaby Joyce chat as well. Lots to get through this morning.

Well 30km/h speed limits are
coming to a street near you. The Melbourne go-slow is on. Next on Sunrise, we reveal the suburbs where it
will almost be quicker to walk. And the school teacher who paid
for Keith Urban's groceries because she thought
he was short on cash. This is Sunrise on Seven. More in a moment.

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Good morning, Brisbane. 23 for you and sunshine. The Gold Coast,
21 today and blue skies. Sydney, also 21 and mostly sunny.
Another beautiful winter's day. Melbourne, maybe some showers
later on. 15 the top. Adelaide, rain is easing and 16. Here's Kochie. In the Sunrise newsfeed, Andrew Gaff has copped
a huge eight-week suspension

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Andrew Gaff has copped
a huge eight-week suspension for breaking
Andrew Brayshaw's jaw. It's the biggest AFL ban
in a decade. Gaff pleaded guilty
to punching the young Docker but told the AFL tribunal he was
aiming for the rookie's chest. Brayshaw says he won't be
pressing criminal charges. He's booked in for more surgery and will need
several teeth implants. To discuss it, I'm joined by
Olympian Leisel Jones, 'The Morning Show's Larry Emdur and editor of 'Marie Claire',
Nicky Briger. Is the eight-week ban
a fair punishment?

I think it's fair. He's saying he was going for the chest or the stomach, but it had some grunts behind it. The force he has put through it, to smash his teeth and jaw. He would have probably broken rib with that amount of force. I think eight weeks is fair. When we look at Rugby League and rugby union with red cards and all that stuff, when we start bringing that in, it certainly deserved it. It was pretty rough.That's my point too, because not only was Andrew disadvantaged because he is off the field, but the Fremantle Dockers are disadvantaged as well while Andrew Gaff continues to play on. And isn't it horrible to watch it over and over again?He is an 18- year-old.Exactly. Hopefully, there are thousands of young boys and girls watching this knowing that this is not how you behave on the paddock.To be fair, Andrew Gaff has never even had a fine for anything on field might let alone be suspended. All reports are he is a terrific young boy.And he does work for a charity. I actually thought his apology was very good. It was heartfelt and like you said, a lot of kids listing to that, it was authentic. He was disappointed in himself.And the boys are actually family friends. They play golf together.

Melbourne is trialling
a 30km/h limit in the inner city streets
of Collingwood and Fitzroy. 'The Age' reports
that, if successful, reduced inner-city speeds could
be rolled out Australia-wide in a bid to protect pedestrains
and reduce the road toll. Is this a good idea? Or do pedestrians have to get off their phone and walk around? Is this the right solution?Absolutely. You are still going to hit a pedestrian who is looking at their phone and stepping out when it is red and not watching where they are going. I think pedestrians have a lot to answer for. 40km/h is super slow and yes, we need to look up a pedestrians, pedestrians need to look out for themselves. As soon as it turns green, don't step out straightaway!I can say this. Nothing annoys me more than to see someone deliberately crossing the road dodging oncoming traffic. Just what 20m to the crossing.These trials are OK. They reckon it only adds nine or 10 seconds perkilometre to your trip, but they have to get the rest of it right. This morning, I was driving to the city during peak hour, and the red lights were leading one car at a time. The traffic was banked up and everybody was cranky. If they had that structure and the flow right, then the speed limit is OK.They do say pedestrians are twice as likely to survive at 30km/h than 40km/h. It is slow, though. I agree. Pedestrians have to take responsibility.

And finally,
Usain Bolt has confirmed he'll train with the Central
Coast Mariners in the A-League. Will this have a big impact
on Australian sport? This is great for soccer in Australia.Yes, people will be buying tickets to come and watch him play. I think this is just what the sport needs. It doesn't draw crowds like our other football codes, and I think the people of Australia will love having him here. He does Australia as well. He didn't quite make the cut for the European tournaments, but we are so lucky having him here. It is going to be amazing.It's like a rockstar moment. I'm thinking, this reminds me of Jerry Seinfeld, when he came out here in the '90s and did that advertisement for Greater Union. But I am in. I'm not even a great supporter of soccer, but I am there. He's changing sport and changing his career at 31 giving it a go. I think it is fantastic.It is his dream and he has trialed all stop we are know if he will play a game, it is just trialing at the moment. But all the trial sessions will be open to the public. Thank you, guys.

This is Nat. We have plenty still ahead
this morning. Coming up, why mummy's boys
make the best partners. The bombshell new findings. And Gold Coaster Amy Shark
has topped Australian charts. Now, she's wowing Americans. # I chew my gum
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our lucky winner. New research from the UK
has found teens dubbed mummy's boys
and daddy's girls are less likely to have
mental health issues. Despite teasing from other kids, it's emerged
mollycoddled children are actually more resilient.

Happy Valentine's Day! And you too, Mum. I think I'm going to
leave you two alone. Where are you going? Suddenly, it's cool to be
a mummy's boy. In a new study, boys deemed extremely close
to their mothers at the age of 14 were 41% less likely
to have mental health problems. Daddy's girls also had
extra self-esteem and confidence, with those close to their fathers
proving 44% less likely to suffer emotional issues
or conflict with classmates. Now, listen. Have my daughter home at 10:01. If she ain't home at 10:01,
I'm in the car. OK? After looking at data
from 11,000 parents, researchers were convinced boys and girls
are especially influenced by their relationship with
the parent of the opposite sex. Where is your car? Right here. Do you know the stats
on surviving an accident in a convertible? They are low. Staggeringly low. You deserve everything you want. The findings also showed
family breakdown remains the number one driver of
teenage mental health problems.

Joining us now
is Sunrise parenting expert

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg. It's clear from the research
dads need to put in extra time with their daughters,
and mums with their sons? I just think it's an appalling piece of research, because what they are saying is that any kid who is brought up to be feeling good brought up by their mum or dad are going to have less health problems, which I don't agree with.They talk to 11,000 families. Today not ask the question about boys getting on with mum and girls getting on with that?Well, there is a Latin expression for this.I had to think about that for a while.Give us tips on how to build a healthy relationship between yourself and your kids.

Well, you have two choose your battlegrounds, but most important, you have to love them.Most parents, you think, would love their kids, but sometimes it just doesn't work out that way. Sometimes kids go rogue.That's true, and I think from time to time, sometimes you have to ask for help. Us psychologists have objectivity, and sometimes that's why we're here to tell you ways which you can fix it. And family breakdowns are the number one issue for teenage mental healthwrite-downs? Yes, so you must never tell children they are to aim for the breakup. Keep them informed and keep them in the loop of what is going on. Minimise change. They hate change so if can keep routine, that is fantastic. Those are some of the big mistakes people in my office make all the type.A lot of families breakup. A lot of parents breakup, so that is hard to hear that they can cause problems with kids.The average marriage in Australia last eight years. I was just speaking to Leisel Jones, and I was just celebrating 30 years of marriage. You are just elevating 40 years? That's right. That's a nice thing that you are sharing with Leisel Jones.So, keep talking to your kids at all costs.Communication is absolutely key. Keep the lines open. And that's why driving kids to school, we thought, was the classic way. You are talking together in the car.And regular meals. You get more regular communication, less chances of kids using drugs and better marks in the HSC. No phones. Thank you.

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Making news this hour - Andrew Gaff's season is over, after the AFL Tribunal
handed the West Coast star one of the longest suspensions
this decade. Gaff pleaded guilty to striking Fremantle's
Andrew Brayshaw, causing a broken jaw
and shattered teeth. The jury needed just 14 minutes
to issue the eight-week ban. A woman has been pulled alive from the rubble
of a collapsed building, two days after a huge earthquake rattled the Indonesian island
of Lombok. Rescuers spent
more than four hours digging the woman out
with their bare hands, after hearing her cries for help. Police on the Gold Coast
are hunting a group of hoons, who have been causing chaos
on suburban streets. The group, who call themselves
the Mexican Hoon Cartel, post videos to social media
of their reckless exploits. And a syndicate of six families
has come forward as one of the winning entries of
last night's Oz Lotto mega draw. Two entries will share
the $70 million jackpot. It's the biggest Oz Lotto jackpot
in five years. And checking the weather, A sunny day for Brisbane
and Sydney. A few showers in Melbourne. Easing showers in Adelaide
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and Sunrise showbiz editor
Nelson Aspen join us from New York. Nelson, Keith Urban ran into
a bit of trouble at the supermarket? In New Jersey. I don't know what he was doing in their but he met a lady that was keen to help him. Take a listen.What is your name? Ruth Reed.Who did you meet a few days ago?Keith open. I did not know it was Keith Urban. I thought he did not have an off money to pay for his things so I offered to pay. When he told me who he was I did not believe him. He was gracious and let me get a picture with him. That is it in a nutshell.She believes in paying it forward. Amy shark was on sunrise a few weeks ago and has now made her big debut in your neck of the woods. She performed on the breakfast show here and saying her smash hit.# I always say hi.The Aussie invasion continues. The Donald Trump Star Hall of Fame it's getting vandalised. How will they deal with that? The chamber of commerce is doing a lot to remove it. West Hollywood voted to have the star removed and think it is posing a safety hazard. This begs the question, how do you determine what should and should not be there if you are dealing with ethics issues. Cough cough, Kevin Spacey et cetera.

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