Brekky Wrap: Vigil For Eurydice Dixon, Tax Cuts Before The Senate And Mexico Defeat Germany
All the news you need to know this Monday.
A candlelight vigil for murdered woman Eurydice Dixon will be held in Princes Park on Monday night. The event has been organised to pay tribute to the 22-year-old comedian that was brutally raped and killed and her body later discovered in the park. The 'Reclaim Princes Park' vigil will be held in Dixon's honour who is remembered for her clever shows and kind nature.
The inquest into the 2016 Dreamworld theme park tragedy that claimed four lives will begin on Monday. Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, her brother Luke Dorsett and his partner Roozi Araghi died when the Thunder River Rapid ride malfunctioned, crushing the victims to their deaths. The inquest will look into the cause of the accident and also examine the ride's construction and maintenance.
The Government's income tax plan outlined in the 2018 Budget will be subject to two weeks of Senate debate. Both the personal income and business tax cuts will be put to the test, where Labor wants to split the proposed seven-year plan to give relief to lower-to-middle income earners. The Coalition however, will stand-by all three of its steps in the plan, where people earning $200,000 will be paying the same tax as someone earning $40,000.
Mexico has stunned World Champions Germany with a 1-0 defeat in the FIFA World Cup. The Mexican side attacked the Germans with speed and efficiency to score the winning goal. Germany now join France, Italy and Spain as World Cup title holders who failed to win their opening game at the consecutive tournament. Germany is now under pressure to win their remaining group matches to progress to the next stage.
Meanwhile, football fans were left furious as the Optus Sport World Cup streaming service failed for the third night in a row. Patchy coverage was experienced by fans on both Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday night was no better. Chief executive Allen Lew had earlier apologised for the disruptions citing outages and a high volume of viewers while vowing the telco would do better. Optus Sport has exclusive rights to 39 games while free-to-air service SBS has rights to 25.
Three migrant ships carrying 629 asylum seekers have docked at the Valencia port in Spain after a week in the Mediterranean Sea. The original vessel was turned away from Maltese and Italian ports after being refused permission to dock, but eventually rescued by Spain who agreed to help those on board. The asylum seekers on board were transferred to two additional ships to make the journey to Spain safer, however the situation has come to represent Europe's failure to agree on immigration. Many European nations want the Dublin Agreement suspended, which says that asylum seekers must claim asylum in the first European country they enter.
At least 22 people are injured after shooting broke out at an all-night arts festivals in Trenton, New Jersey. U.S authorities say that two suspects allegedly opened fire on festival goers at about 2.45am. One of the suspected shooters, a 33-year-old man was killed at the scene, while the other has been arrested. It's estimated that 1,000 people were in the area when the shooting began.
Joint military drills between South Korea and the U.S. are expected to formally cease as early as this week. Only joint major exercises are set to halt, however more minor activities like routine military training are set to continue. Major joint exercises will resume if North Korea fails to keep it's promise to denuclearise.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z shocked the world, dropping a surprise album _Love is Everything_ on streaming platform Tidal. The nine-track album is the first joint album from the Carters and the first video released for "APES**T" sees the pair posing in front of iconic works of art at the Louvre.
Melbourne Storm Coach Craig Bellamy has put an end to months of speculation after renewing his contract which will see him at the club until 2021. The Brisbane Broncos had been in talks with Bellamy about replacing current coach Wayne Bennett at the end of 2019, which would have seen Bellamy have a season off before starting the new role. Bellamy wasn't keen on this prospect and has elected to stick with the Storm in a deal said to be worth about $4.5 million.
And 73-year-old performance artist Mike Parr has emerged from underneath Hobart's Macquaire Street after spending 70 hours under the road. For three days the artist was entombed in a box as part of the city's Dark Mofo Winter Festival, where he lived tweeted the event. After being freed from the road, Parr got up and walked away from the scene in silence. He is expected to speak about his experiences on Tuesday.
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