Brekky Wrap: A Pigeon -- Yes A Pigeon -- Just Sold For AU$1.9M
All the news you need to know this Tuesday.
A Belgian racing pigeon dubbed the "Lewis Hamilton of pigeons" has just been sold at auction for a massive €1.25million -- AU$1.99million. The staggering figure eclipsing the previous record of €376,000. Armando won the last three races of his career but now enjoying retirement at the ripe age of five.
A gunman has opened fire on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht killing three and injuring at least five others. The suspect, 37-year-old Gokmen Tanis, has been taken into custody. The terrorism threat in the province has been lifted to its highest possible level.
The Prime Minister is pushing for a global agreement among G-20 nations to ensure social media companies prevent the distribution of violent material. Scott Morrison has written to his Japanese Counterpart urging him to put the issue at the top of the agenda ahead of the next meeting in June, according to The Australian. It comes in the wake of the Christchurch massacre that left 50 people dead – the gunman live-streamed Friday’s attack.
New Zealand is preparing to say their final goodbyes to the victims of the terror attack. A mass burial is expected to be held over the coming days while grieving families repatriate loved ones to other countries.
The NSW Labor party has been rattled just days out from the state election. Video has emerged of Opposition Leader Michael Daley claiming that Asian immigrants are “taking the jobs” of young Australians. He’s since apologised.
Cyclone Trevor is barrelling towards the far north Queensland coast as category three storm. The region is expected to be hit with wind gusts of up to 200 kilometres an hour and heavy rain when the system makes landfall later today.
The Federal Government is expected to announce plans to cap immigration at 160,000 which is 30,000 fewer permanent migrants than previous targets. Changes would also see new migrants forced to live in regional areas for five years, and foreign students given incentives to attend universities away from Sydney and Melbourne.
Debris on the M1 motorway north of Sydney has caused chaos this morning. Dozens of cars have had their tyres punctures after hitting metal southbound at Calga. Traffic was queued back around seven kilometres at 6.45am
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