Brekky Wrap: Woman Charges Boyfriend $70 If He Gets Home Late
All the news you need to know this Monday.
Every state and territory will swelter through a heatwave from Tuesday. South Australia will cop the brunt of it with the mercury to reach into the mid-forties from Tuesday through to Thursday. Authorities are on high alert.
Pill testing is again in the spot light after a 19-year-old died from a suspected drug overdose at the FOMO music festival in Sydney. Relatives of the young woman are pleading with the NSW government to introduce pill testing to save lives. She’s the fifth young person to die at festivals since September.
A tip-off from the AFP has resulted in Malaysian authorities intercepting an asylum seeker boat. 34 people, including seven children, were stopped as they were about to board the vessel bound for either Australia or New Zealand. Three members of a people-smuggling ring were arrested.
State and federal stakeholders will gather for a meeting this week to discuss the recent fish deaths in the Darling River. Agriculture minister David Littleproud will be seeking $5 million for a strategy to look after native fish. Opposition leader Bill Shorten wants an emergency task force to look at the deaths.
The world's longest aircraft has got the production go-ahead in England. The Airlander 10 will go into commercial production after a final test was completed successfully. The company hopes the Airlander will be ready to transport its first paying passengers by the early 2020s.
A woman in the UK has proposed charging her boyfriend nearly $70 every time he is out drinking past 4am. Taking to Reddit, she said she's taking the drastic measures because she feels there are double standards in her relationship.
"After moving in together, I was still wrestling with alcoholism and stayed out a handful of times until 3AM," she said, explaining she often let her phone die.
"Every time, my boyfriend expressed that he hated this."
Now the roles have changed and the woman said she is often home alone for hours at night while he is out drinking with a new friend group. Her solution? If either of them aren't at home by 4am, they give the other $US 50 ($AU 69).
"Am I the asshole? Is he? Are we both assholes?"
She hasn't yet updated to say if her boyfriend is down for the idea.
Three German skiiers have been killed in an avalanche in Austria, with a fourth still missing. It comes just days after a Sydney teenager was killed while on a family European holiday.
Just two days before the British parliament votes on a Brexit deal, Prime Minister Theresa May is pleading with MPs to back the plan, warning failure to do so will be catastrophic for democracy.
The Australian Tennis Open gets underway in Melbourne on Monday. A total of 14 Australians are on court today including Alex de Minaur and Ash Barty.
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