Friday 30th March, 2012

Friday March 30, 2012
Week in Politics
Opposition leader Tony Abbott joined TODAY from Melbourne to discuss the latest political issues and topics around the country.

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TODAY presents some of the most popular internet items of the day.

Money minute
TODAY finance expert Ross Greenwood offers some valuable finance tips.

Money minute
TODAY show finance expert Ross Greenwood offers some valuable finance tips. To follow Ross on twitter visit

Surf Carnival Tragedy
The national surf life saving titles have been allowed to continue today after the body of competitor Matthew Barclay was recovered from Kurrawa beach on the Gold Coast. TODAY Reporter Alison Ariotti joined the team with CEO of SLSA Brett Williamson.

Surf Carnival Tregedy
Only two years ago, the bird family were struck by a similiar tragedy, when their son Saxon died in the same event on the same beach. TODAY was joined by Saxon's father, Phillip Bird following this terrible accident.

Bunning Bursting
There is some good news on the jobs front - Bunnings is in the middle of a jobs boom. The hardware giant is set to announce the creation of 5000 new jobs across the country and TODAY Finance Expert Ross Greenwood joined the team with the latest.

Missile Moves In
Aussie swimmer James Magnussen has arrived in London on a reconnaissance mission. The missile is preparing to conquer the Olympic city but first he's taking a look around.

NBN Nationally
3.5 million households will be connected to the NBN in the next three years. TODAY Technology Expert Charlie Brown joined the team to see who will receive this new service.

ZUMBA Swans
The AFL Season is well underway now and the Sydney Swans have introduced a secret, sexy weapon into their training arsenal. TODAY Reporter Mike Dalton joined them to see what they’ve been doing for that edge.

Entertainment news
TODAY Entertainment Editor Richard Wilkins gave us the latest in news from all things showbiz.

What's making news
TODAY was joined by Neil Breen to discuss the latest media headlines.

Surf Carnival Tregedy
The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships will resume this morning with the support of Matthew Barclay’s family and surf club. TODAY was joined by Tim Ryan who is the president of the Maroochydore Club where Matthew was a member.

Cancer Breakthrough
Researchers at the University of Melbourne have discovered a new gene that could reveal why certain people get breast cancer. The study's lead researcher professor Melissa Southey joined TODAY to explain how this will help prevention and treatment.

Reliving the Titanic
It was almost 100 years ago that the voyage of the titanic ended tragically in the North Atlantic Ocean. Inger Sheil is the Australian Maritime Museum's titanic historian and next week she heads out to re-live the voyage of the ill-fated ship and she joined TODAY for chat before departure.

Huge Heart
TODAY is bandaged bear day, part of a month long fundraising appeal for the children's hospital at Westmead in Sydney. The money will go towards research and equipment to help make life easier for kids like holly sultana - an ambassador for the appeal - TODAY Reporter Sylvia Jeffreys spoke with a courageous little girl.

Peppering Prince
It appears Prince Philip has planted his foot firmly in his mouth again and Journalist Gavin Grey joined TODAY to tell us all the about it.

Brave Shave
Six year old leukaemia patient Charlie Cropley was getting bullied at school because she had lost all her hair during chemotherapy. So her best friend, Cloe decided to get her own hair cut off for charity. TODAY Reporter Christine Ahern has a chat with the two girls and their mums in Geelong. To support Cloe in her shave, follow this link to the fundraising page for her team – Charli’s Angels – with the World’s Greatest Shave visit: my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au .

Girls on the Grill
Karl grills Georgie and Nikki Gemmel about the hottest trends and topics of the day.

Pocket Money
Pocket money can be a contentious issue among parents so TODAY Psychologist Jo Lamble joined the team to shed some light on the situation.

Talking Hollywood
TODAY gossip guru’s Richard Reid and Richard Wilkins brings you the latest from Tinseltown.

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