Brekky Wrap: Turnbull Pushes Company Tax Cuts While Trump Pushes Immigration Policy
All the news you need to know this Monday.
The federal government will aim to push its company tax cuts through the senate this week, with Malcolm Turnbull determined to have a deal by Friday before the commencement of the long winter break. The Coalition needs to secure four votes from the Senate crossbench for the cuts to go through. These votes will need to come from the Centre Alliance party and from One Nation, however both parties have previously said they will not support the changes.
U.S. president Donald Trump has said people who enter America illegally should be sent back to their country of origin without any judicial process. Trump tweeted on Sunday, saying that current U.S. immigration laws are a "mockery" and warned against allowing illegal immigrants to "invade" the U.S. These controversial statements follow Trump signing an executive order to end the policy of separating migrant children, where he succumbed to domestic and international pressure to end the practice.
Immigration is also the topic of intense debate in Europe, where 16 leaders from across the continent have met for an emergency meeting to discuss the issue in Brussels. The meeting aims to develop a new, unified approach to handling immigration as the refugee crisis continues. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is trying to persuade leaders to share refugees evenly, while Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has also handed down a refined plan that he feels could help manage a European approach to immigration.
The NSW Blues have won the State of Origin series in front of a sold out crowd in Sydney. With 11 players on debut, NSW managed to beat Queensland 18-14 to claim only their second victory in 13 years. In front of 82,223 fans and at home, the long-awaited win for the Blues and their fans was the stuff of dreams. The final State of Origin game will be held in Brisbane on July 11.
England has defeated Panama 6-1 in their clash at the FIFA World Cup in Russia in one of the biggest tournament victories to date. While England are now at the top of their group, they weren't the only winners. Panama's single goal was the first ever to be scored at a football world cup in the country's history. Despite the size of their loss, Panama's spirits are high ahead of their final match in the group stage against Tunisia. Meanwhile, Japan drew with Senegal 2-2.
England have beaten Australia in a One Day International white wash, taking out the series 5-0. While Australia looked as though they might be able to secure just one win for the series, the tourists were unable to manage vice-captain Jos Butler who scored a century and left his side with nine balls to spare at the end of play.
Actress Brigiette Nielsen has given birth to a baby girl at the age of 54. The model and reality star and her husband Mattia Dessi released a statement to People magazine announcing the birth of their baby Frida who was born on Friday. Nielsen has four sons from previous marriages however, this is her first daughter. She married Dessi, her fifth husband, in 2006. Read more about it here.
And the first contestants for the next series of Australian Survivor Champions vs Contenders have been revealed. This series, 12 regular Aussies -- the Contenders -- with take on 12 Aussies, each elites in their fields -- the Champions. The two groups will aim to outwit, outplay and outlast each other for a prize of $500,000. Read more about the contestants here.
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