Brekky Wrap: Famous Aussie Road Could Have Speed Limit Slashed To 10km/h
All the news you need to know this Tuesday.
Two flight data recorders have been recovered from the wreckage of a plane crash in Ethiopia on Sunday that killed 157 people. China, Indonesia and Ethiopia have grounded their Boeing 737 Max 8 fleets as the investigation continues, while Virgin Australia, which has 30 of the planes on order, said it’s too early to say if the purchase of the aircrafts will go ahead.
The desperate search for two hikers missing in Victoria’s alpine region will resume on Tuesday morning. Trevor Salvado, 60, and Jacinta Bohan, 58, set off on a three-hour hike on Mount Buffalo on Friday morning but never returned. More than 100 search and rescue volunteers will scour the rugged terrain.
Thousands of Telstra employees across the country will walk off the job on Tuesday as they fight for better pay and conditions. The 24-hour strike will be concentrated on the telco’s maintenance area. Triple Zero call centres, which are controlled by Telstra, won't be affected.
Less than two weeks out from the NSW election, the major parties remain neck and neck. The latest Newspoll conducted by The Australian shows the Coalition and Labor are locked 50-50 after preferences.
One of the Gold Coast's most famous roads could have its speed limit slashed to just 10km/h. Talks are underway to convert Tedder Avenue into a shared pedestrian zone, while bollards would be installed to close off the street to vehicles for special events. It's all in a bit to 'save' Main Beach.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has travelled to Strasbourg for last-minute talks with EU officials in a bid to get a Brexit deal through parliament. May is hoping for a breakthrough in negotiations ahead of a second, crucial vote on the deal, scheduled for Wednesday (AEDT). There are just 18 days before the UK is due to leave the EU.
Queenslanders are bracing for another hot day as the heatwave continues. Brisbane is forecast to hit 36 degrees on Tuesday, Ipswich 39 degrees, while storms are expected to hit south-east Queensland with the Sunshine Coast in the firing line. Relief is expected to arrive on Thursday.
The Royal Family have gathered at Westminster Abbey to celebrate Commonwealth Day. The Queen, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge all attended a service celebrating the 53 Commonwealth countries.
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