Brekky Wrap: Babysitter Allegedly Disguised Dead Infant To Appear He Was Sleeping
All the news you need to know this Monday.
The number of foreign criminals getting kicked out of Australia has soared, with more than 800 expelled last year alone. More than 4,100 visas have been cancelled since 2014 under a federal government crackdown. Interestingly, New Zealanders make up a large number of the offenders.
Controversial senator Fraser Anning is under fire for using taxpayer dollars to attend a far-right extremist rally in Melbourne on Saturday. The Queensland Senator insists he was representing his local constituents, claiming his state is experiencing violence from 'African gangs'.
Thousands of people have been treated for blue bottle jellyfish stings on the Gold and Sunshine Coasts. More than 2,600 people were stung on the weekend with several suffering anaphylactic shock.
Sydney drivers are being warned to think twice about using their mobile phones behind the wheel. Two mobile detection cameras have now been switched on, looking to catch drivers on the M4 at Prospect and on Anzac Parade at Moore Park. A warning letter will be replaced by a fine from April.
A babysitter from the US state of Wisconsin is facing a charge of first-degree murder after she allegedly returned a dead two-month-old baby to his mother. The child allegedly died of blunt face trauma while in the babysitter's care, say authorities, but the babysitter tried to disguise the dead child by dressing him in a snowsuit and strapping him into a car seat with a hat pulled over his eyes. The mother then took her baby to the laundromat when she discovered he could wasn't breathing and was cold to the touch. She began administering CPR on the child. The circumstances surrounding the child's death are unclear and authorities are investigating.
A 20-year-old Saudi woman has been detained in Bangkok while en route to Australia to seek asylum. The woman claims she is fleeing her family who have physically and psychologically abused her. She had her passport forcibly removed from her when she arrived in Bangkok and is currently being held in an airport hotel room.
Australia will resume at none-for-six on the fifth and final day of the fourth cricket Test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The tourists enforced the follow-on on day four before bad light ended play early. The hosts are trailing India's first innings total by 316 runs.
The Golden Globes get underway on Monday morning. Our very own Nicole Kidman, Troye Sivan and Yvonne Strahovski are all up for awards.
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