Brekky Wrap: The Sky Turns Orange And Theresa May Proves She's A 'Dancing Queen'
All the news you need to know this Thursday.
Trade Unions are demanding a change in the way employees can negotiate their pay and conditions. Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) secretary Sally McManus will outline the plan to change the conditions at an event in Melbourne on Thursday night. The plan focuses on giving workers the opportunity to be part of sector or industry bargaining. This means workers will be able to negotiate their pay and conditions with others based on where or how they work, not just directly with their employer. The ACTU also argues this change will lead to higher productivity.
An intense dust storm has turned the skies above NSW's Broken Hill orange. The large storms, which are reminiscent of a similar storm that occurred in Sydney nearly a decade ago, forced people to take shelter in their homes. The strong and fast winds were responsible for spreading the orange dust all over the town. Rain followed the dust storm, which offered some relief to the already extremely dry conditions in rural NSW.
Hundreds of people have had no choice but to leave the Indonesian city of Palu after their homes were destroyed. More than 1,400 people have been confirmed dead from the tsunami that hit the region last week. Now hospitals are overwhelmed with demand, looting has been widespread and the risk of disease and infection among survivors is high.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has labelled former spy Sergei Skripal a 'scumbag' and a 'traitor'. In a speech in Moscow, Putin complained that the media were treating Skripal like some kind of humanitarian activist after he and his daughter Julia were poisoned in the UK with the nerve agent Novichok. Putin used the speech to insist that Skripal had betrayed his country and is not a hero.
U.S. President Donald Trump has mocked the Senate testimony of Christine Blasey Ford -- one of the women accusing Trump's supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. At a rally in Southaven, Mississippi Trump imitated her testimony to the cheers and applause of the crowd.
"I had one beer. Well, do you think it was -- nope, it was one beer," Trump said in his imitation of Ford.
"How did you get home? I don't remember. How'd you get there? I don't remember. Where is the place? I don't remember. How many years ago was it? I don't know."
British Prime Minister Theresa May has defended her Brexit plan on the final day of the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham. May danced onto the stage to ABBA's 'Dancing Queen' to deliver her speech where she received a standing ovation. It appears May was poking fun at her own dance moves which made news during a trip she took to Africa.
Football star Cristiano Ronaldo has spoken out about the allegations of sexual assault that have been levelled against him. Ronaldo posted to Twitter saying he firmly denies the allegations and that he has a clear conscious. This comes after LA police reopened an investigation into the player, where a woman has accused him of assaulting her in a hotel room in 2009.
The season finale of The Bachelor is upon us ladies and gents, but the question remains -- who will Nick choose? Brooke -- longtime front-runner in the race for Nick's heart-- threw a real spanner in the works on Wednesday evening, when she walked out of the rose ceremony to have a last-minute chat with Nick. She said she needed to know where she stood with him and what his feelings were. He said that he wouldn't stand in the way of her leaving and so she did. That leaves Brittany and Sophie fighting it out for the Honey Badger's heart. Read more about Wednesday's episode here and read ten daily's chat with Brooke following her exit here.
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