Brekky Wrap: Pauline Hanson Breaks Down, EU Reacts To US Tariffs And Royal Wedding Gifts Returned
All the news you need to know this Friday morning.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has broken down on national television, amid a spectacular fall-out with One Nation Senator Brian Burston. Hanson does not support the federal government's company tax cuts, saying that this is not the first time Senator Burston has "stabbed me in the back". Burston has responded saying he is disappointed with Hanson’s comments, describing the interview as an “outburst”.
Online retail giant Amazon will block Australian consumers from its global sites, to avoid new GST rules beginning in July. From July 1, Australian's shopping on Amazon international sites will be redirected to the local Australian site launched last year. In response to a new GST policy that will apply 10 percent tax on all overseas purchases under $1,000.
The European Union has reacted to the United States' decision to impose steel and aluminum tariffs. The decision to slap tariffs of 25 percent and 10 percent tariffs has sparked fury by Canada, Mexico, and the European Union - who have retaliated, saying it will impose countermeasures and bring a case against the US to the World Trade Organisation.
Law-enforcement officials in the US have released disturbing video footage of the suspected Parkland shooter, Nikolas Cruz, who killed 17 people and wounded 17 others. In the video, the 19-year-old boasted about his plan to be the next shooter, saying "When you see me on the news, you'll know who I am".
Two men have been charged and refused bail after police seized more than $2.5 million dollars in cash, firearms and illicit drugs in inner Sydney. A joint investigation by strike force detectives and the drugs and firearms squad executed a search warrant on a storage facility at Waterloo, where they uncovered the stash.
It is now mandatory for NSW hospital doctors and nurses who work in "high-risk" patient wards to be vaccinated against the flu. NSW has become the only state to make flu vaccination mandatory for medical staff in clinical areas such as neonatal, transplant and cancer wards, in an attempt to stop a repeat of last year's influenza epidemic.
Perth's shark monitoring system is offline ahead of the long weekend, with warnings in place. A system outage has caused shark detection to go offline, meaning any tagged shark swimming within range of a tagging buoy at a beach will not raise an alarm. Water police are warning that it is important for beach-goers to call in if spotting a shark at the beach.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly returning $12 million dollars worth of wedding gifts. Ahead of the royal wedding, the couple asked those keen on giving them a wedding present to donate to any of several charities they picked. Nevertheless, some people and businesses sent gifts to Kensington Palace with a large number being refused because of royal rules.
Australian Ash Barty has been beaten in three sets by Serena Williams at the French Open. Grand slam champion Williams ruthlessly turned back the clock to deny Barty 3-6 6-3 6-4.
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