Brekky Wrap: Banking Royal Commission Findings And Footy Finals Fever
All the news you need to know this Friday.
Australia's most wanted terrorist Neil Prakash has lost his bid for freedom in Turkey. The judge refused to grant him bail and he will stand trial on local terror charges. The Melbourne-born Prakash has spent two years in jail after he was arrested trying to cross from Syria to Turkey. In July a judge refused to extradite him to Australia.
Initial findings of the Banking Royal Commission will be handed to the government on Friday before they are made public. The interim report will address preliminary determinations about the culture of the industry and compliance and enforcement failings of the sector. It will also address the fees-for-no-service scandal and lack of transparency. Recommendations will be handed down in the commission's final report.
Christine Blasey Ford, one of three women who has accused Donald Trump's supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, said she was "terrified" to be testifying against him. Ford fought back tears as she detailed how Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge allegedly sexually assaulted her at a party in 1982 when she was just 15. She also said her most lasting memory was how the men laughed after the alleged attack. “Both Brett and Mark were drunkenly laughing during the attack. They both seemed to be having a good time," she said.
A passenger has been charged after chasing down a plane at Dublin airport. 23-year-old Patrick Kehoe allegedly ran out of the terminal and after the plane that he had missed. Witnesses told the BBC that he seems quite determined to make his flight and that he was even calling for the pilot to wait. Kehoe was charged with criminal damage to a door and granted bail. He will appear in court in November.
The weekend of finals football is well and truly upon us. AFL fever has engulfed Melbourne, with the clash between the Western Coast Eagles and the Collingwood Magpies set to get underway at 2.30pm AEST on Saturday at the MCG. But West Coast midfielder Andrew Gaff will not be taking the field with his team on Saturday after he received an eight-week suspension for punching Fremantle's Andrew Brayshaw and consequently breaking his jaw. Gaff says he's only got himself to blame for missing the final.
Over to NRL and Sydney Roosters playmaker, Cooper Cronk hasn't ruled out taking the field on Sunday against the Melbourne Storm for the Grand Final despite a severe shoulder injury. The Melbourne Storm also haven't dismissed chances of Cronk playing, with coach Craig Bellamy confirming at the grand final press conference that his team is preparing as though Cronk is in the best of health. “We’re preparing as though he is (playing),” Bellamy said.
The race for Nick's heart is finally over for Cassie, who didn't receive a rose on Thursday night's episode of The Bachelor. The ep took a dramatic turn when Brittany found out more details about Cass and Nick's relationship before the show. Brit really pushed Cass for all the details she had hidden from the other Bachelorettes, which left her flustered and upset. Following an emotional goodbye, we are left with Brooke, Sophie and Brittany in the race for Nick's heart. Read more here.
Double demerits came into effect at midnight on Friday morning for the NSW and ACT Labour Day long weekend. Not wearing a seat belt could see drivers fined over $300 and lose six demerit points, while speeding in NSW carries a fine as high as $2400 and 12 demerit points. The message from police has been clear -- don't drink and drive, don't take drugs and drive and " bring your A game".
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