Brekky Wrap: Italy Has Banned Unvaccinated Young Children From School
All the news you need to know this Wednesday.
British MPs have rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s revised Brexit deal. The withdrawal was voted down by a margin of 149 votes on Wednesday, despite Ms May securing legally binding guarantees from the EU. Lawmakers will on Thursday vote on a ‘no deal’, before deciding whether to extend Article 50 and delay the divorce.
Disgraced Cardinal George Pell will learn his fate on Wednesday. The 77-year-old will be sentenced for the sexual assault of two choirboys when he was Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne in the 1990s. Pell maintains his innocence and intends to challenge the conviction in June.
Australia has joined a long list of nations that have banned Boeing’s 737 Max 8 aircraft from flying in and out of the country. The decision comes in the wake of Sunday’s devastating Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people-- the second fatal crash in five months.
150-million-dollars will be injected into a medical research program that aims to launch clinical trials of stem cell treatments within a decade, according to the Herald Sun. The Federal Government run program aims to help patients suffering from deadly conditions including heart disease, spinal cord injuries and strokes.
Italy has banned unvaccinated children from schools. Students under the age of six can be turned away from class on the spot if there's no proof of immunisation, while children between six and 16-years-old cannot be banned, but their parents can cop fines of up to AU$783. The new law was introduced amid a surge in measles cases.
A new survey has found almost half of young women feel unsafe walking alone in the dark. Mission Australia surveyed almost 30,000 young Australians aged 15 to 19. Just 18. 1 percent of men recorded feeling "unsafe" or "very unsafe" when alone on the streets at night.
A Victorian couple has spent their first night back home after being rescued from the Alpine Region, four days after going missing. Trevor Salvado and Jacinta Bohan went for a hike at Mount Buffalo on Friday and became lost only a couple of hours into their trip. They were found safe and well on Tuesday.
The fifth and deciding one-day international between Australia and India gets underway tonight. The series is locked at two-all.
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