Brekky Wrap: Teenage Paedophile Jailed For Abusing Toddlers
All the news you need to know this Tuesday.
The Morrison government’s primary vote has risen by two points in the first Newspoll of 2019. Labor remains ahead 53 to 47 percent on a two-party preferred basis, while Scott Morrison is preferred Prime Minister over Bill Shorten. Meantime, the PM will deliver a major economic speech on Tuesday, promising to create 1.25 million jobs in the next five years if he's re-elected.
Victoria and NSW are the top economic performers in the country and the ACT is a close third. The latest CommSec ‘State of the States’ report shows strong population and jobs growth is driving increased spending and investment.
Bushfires continue to rip through Tasmania with more than 99,000 hectares of land blackened in the past month. Smoke is being spotted in New Zealand as firefighters work to control dozens of blazes across the state.
Melbourne's Bourke Street killer James Gargasoulas is due in court on Tuesday after being found guilty of murdering six pedestrians during his rampage in 2017. Victim impact statements will be read to the court.
The South Australian government will be handed the findings from the royal commission into the Murray-Darling Basin Plan on Tuesday. Commissioner Brett Walker spent a year looking into the operation after widespread reports of mismanagement and water theft.
A female paedophile has been jailed for seven years after abusing two toddlers and sending photos of them to a man she met online. Sophie Elms, now 18, committed the offences against the children between December 2016 and March 2018 in Wiltshire, England. The children were just two and three years old when the abuse started. She sent images of the children with and without clothing to the man as she abused them.
The United States and the Taliban have agreed in principle on a peace deal which could end the 17-year-war in Afghanistan. After six days of peace talks in Qatar, the US has said "significant progress" was made and they remain committed to removing US troops from the region.
The European Union’s chief negotiator warns there’s a high risk of the UK accidentally crashing out of the EU because London can’t agree on a Brexit deal. This comes as Prime Minister Theresa May looks to make amendments to her Brexit plan.
The Melbourne Renegades have jumped to second on the Big Bash ladder after a 78 run thumping of the Scorchers in Perth. On Tuesday, the Hobart Hurricanes take on Brisbane Heat while the Sydney Sixers play the Adelaide Strikers at the SCG.
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