Brekky Wrap: Melbourne Cafe Slammed For 'Offensive' Disability Joke
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A Sydney dentist, whose body was found inside a suitcase, is being remembered as a kind, loveable, bright light. Preethi Reddy’s body was found in an abandoned car in Kingsford after the 32-year-old’s family reported her missing on Sunday night. They’ve released a statement saying Preethi had been "living her best life".
Another cool day is expected to bring relief for firefighters battling a number of bushfires burning across Victoria. A Watch and Act alert remains in place for an out-of-control blaze burning at Bunyip State Park. At least nine homes have been destroyed.
NRL player Jack DeBelin will test the code’s new rules in the Federal Courton Thursday after being suspended with pay while he contests a sexual assault charge. The 27-year-old is one of three players currently banned from playing under the no-fault stand-down policy that was introduced last week.
A Melbourne cafe has been slammed after some customers took offence to a 'joke' written on a chalkboard outside the shop. Seddon Deadly Sins cafe displayed a joke that read, "My girlfriend broke up with me, so I stole her wheelchair … guess who came crawling back."
Customers claimed the joke was making light of both people with a disability and domestic violence. Some people even vowed on social media never to return to the cafe. The cafe has since apologised for the joke in a Facebook post.
"Today I made the mistake of making light of something that I had not considered was a brutal reality for some people," the post read.
"Colleen Hartland shared a report with me that highlighted domestic violence against people with disabilities. I'm ashamed that it took this for me to learn about this abuse."
The embattled board of National Australia Bank has a new chairman. Phil Chronican has vowed to make meaningful changes. He will take over from Ken Henry who resigned in the wake of the Banking Royal Commission.
Demolition of the Sydney Football Stadium could begin on Thursday. The Land and Environment Court has dismissed a legal challenge that argued proper processes weren't followed.
Separated twins Nima and Dawa are on their way home to the Himalayas five months after arriving in Melbourne for life-changing surgery.
Adam Goodes has been inducted into the Sydney Swans Hall ofFame. The 39-year-old played 372 games for the club, kicked 464 goals and won the Brownlow Medal twice.
R&B star R Kelly has broken his silence in the wake of sexual abuseallegations, angrily denying the claims during a television interview. The 52-year-old is facing 10 charges involving four victims.
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