Brekky Wrap: Lion Air Black Box Found And Dutton On Nauru
All the news you need to know this Friday.
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has said removing children from Nauru detention centre will see relief for taxpayers. Dutton told Sky News that removing all children from the island will help cut costs. The government has been gradually removing children from Nauru mainly for medical treatment and it is understood less than 40 children remain. All children could be removed from the island by Christmas.
Total fire bans have been put in place across NSW ahead of extreme heat expected in the state on Friday. The mercury is expected to reach 40 degrees in some parts of NSW, prompting total fine bans being enforced for Sydney, the Illawarra and the Hunter. Firefighters are urging residents to develop fire plans for their homes and to avoid lighting open fires during the fire ban. On Thursday parts of South Australia also had total fire bans enforced after Adelaide saw temperatures of 36 degrees and northern parts of the state experienced upwards of 40 degrees.
Thai cave rescue diver Dr Richard Harris has been named SA Australian of the Year. In July, Harris made international headlines for assisting 12 Thai boys and their coach swim free from a complex network of flooded caves in Thailand. He is acknowledged for risking his own life to swim through the caves to the boys, where he assessed their health, giving them the medical stamp of approval before each of the boys were able to swim free. National Australian of the Year awards will be announced on the eve of Australia Day 2019.
The black box recorder from Lion Air flight JT610 has been found by divers in the Java Sea. The plane crashed into the ocean on Monday with 189 people on board and no survivors are expected. Rescue teams are still searching for the body of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 and it is believed, when they locate it, a number of missing people's bodies will be discovered inside.
The man accused of shooting dead 11 people in a synagogue in Pittsburgh appeared in court on Thursday morning (US time) and pleaded not guilty to the federal hate crimes. Robert Bowers, 46, has been charged with walking into the Tree Of Life synagogue and opening fire on people praying inside. Bowers faces the death penalty if he is found guilty of the charges against him.
Staff at Google offices around the globe have staged a walkout over the company's treatment of women. Employees are seeking several changes to how sexual misconduct allegations are dealt with including an end to forced arbitration -- which would make it possible for victims of sexual misconduct to sue. Google staff in Singapore, Tokyo, New York, London, Berlin and Zurich took part in the walk off.
Cricket Australia chairman David Peevers has resigned from his position at the sporting organisation following the damning review of the body's culture handed down on Monday. Peever faced a week of pressure to leave his position, even though he signed a contract to remain in the role for another three years just last week. Former Cricket Victoria director Earl Eddings will become interim chairman and said he is looking forward to Cricket Australia taking steps to rebuild the culture in the sport.
In a shocking twist, two bachelors were eliminated from The Bachelorette on Thursday evening. Once red-hot favourites Bill and Charlie seem to have dwindled into the background to make way for Hot Todd and banker Taite. Ali really opened her heart to Taite and told him she is falling for him. Sadly we said goodbye to sports reporter Dan and British bloke Paddy. Read more about Thursday night's episode here.
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