Brekky Wrap: Trump's Appalling Memorial Day Tweet, Superannuation Shake-Up And State Of Origin Announced
All the news you need to know this Tuesday.
A protester has been charged after allegedly hitting a police officer in the face in inner Sydney. The 59-year-old woman allegedly hit the officer after a group of protesters were told to put down a sign used as part of an unauthorised anti-detention center group demonstration. She has been charged with a string of offences and will appear in court in July.
A report by the Productivity Commission has slammed the performance and transparency of the $2.6 trillion superannuation industry. Warning that multiple super accounts and sub-par funds are costing members $3.9 billion-dollars every year. The Commission has made major recommendations directed towards making it easier for workers to choose a default fund, gain better returns and higher retirement balances, and to drive underperforming funds out of the industry.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's national energy guarantee has failed to boost support for the federal government. The Coalition is now trailing Labor 37-39, on which party voters believe is better placed to deliver lower power prices and a secure energy supply. Almost a quarter of voters are undecided.
US President Donald Trump has been slammed for marking a national day of mourning with a “disrespectful” tweet about his achievements. The US President is accused of making the United States’ day of remembrance for its war dead all about himself, by talking up the unemployment rate and economy, as he wished citizens a “Happy Memorial Day!”
US and North Korea officials hold the second day of talks for the proposed summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un. Both sides continue to discuss the details of what's required for the summit, with a “pre-advance team” from the US already in Singapore to work on logistics.
A former bikie has been convicted of murder for the second time after admitting to killing Gold Coast man Greg Dufty. Lionel Patea brutally bashed Gold Coast drug runner Greg Dufty over a $32,000 marijuana debt and is already serving a life sentence for the death of former partner Tara Brown. Patea, his brother Nelson and Aaron Crawford have all pleaded guilty to the murder with the trio expected to be sentenced today.
Queensland businessman Clive Palmer has appeared in a fiery interview and has rejected claims that he owes former Queensland Nickel workers money. The Supreme Court froze more than $200 million dollars worth of Palmer’s assets in a bid to recover money owed to 3000 workers, who were sacked after his Queensland refinery collapsed in 2016. Palmer has described the decision as part of a "witch-hunt" by administrators and the media to discredit him.
A Supreme Court has denied an application for the identities of three potential witnesses to be suppressed in Aussie actor Craig McLachlan's defamation trial. The 52-year-old award-winning actor is suing the ABC, Fairfax Media and actress Christie Whelan Browne for defamation over several articles that appeared in print and on screen in January 2018.
NSW will field one of its most inexperienced sides in recent history when it faces off with Queensland in game one of the Origin series. The Blues have named 11 debutantes with Nathan Cleary, Damian Cook, Latrell Mitchell, Tom Trbojevic and James Roberts all playing their first games.
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