Brekky Wrap: Cycling Safety Ad Slammed For Being 'Sexist'
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West Australians in the path of Tropical Cyclone Veronica are being urged to stay indoors despite the dangerous storm weakening. The system brought wind gusts of up to 200 kilometres an hour and very heavy rain overnight as it tracked along the coast between Karratha and Port Headland. It’s been downgraded to a category two system this morning.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten has vowed to end the Medicare rebate freeze within 50 days if Labor wins the upcoming federal election. Under the plan, which will cost $213 million next financial year, rebates would rise with inflation for the first time in six years. It's hoped to make healthcare more affordable.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Scott Morrison is expected to today announce a half-a-billion-dollar funding boost to healthcare in Victoria. The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre will be at the centre of the announcement. It will receive funding for the cancer-killing CAR-T cell therapy which will be a relief for patients who currently have to travel to the United States to receive the $500,000 treatment.
NSW Labor leader Michael Daley is facing a leadership challenge after the party's performance at the state election. Mr Daley conceded defeat on Saturday night after taking just one seat from the coalition and winning 33 percent of the primary vote. It means Gladys Berejiklian is the state's first elected female premier but it’s not yet known if she’ll lead a majority government –- several seats are too close to call.
An inquest into the disappearance of NSW boy William Tyrrell gets underway today. Dozens of people, several who have been identified as persons of interest will take the stand. The toddler vanished from his grandmothers Kendall home close to five years ago.
Germany's transport minister is under fire for a new advertising campaign aimed at getting cyclists to wear helmets. The ad -- due to be plastered on billboards this week -- features a model wearing nothing but a helmet and lingerie, with the slogan "Looks like sh*t. But saves my life". It's been slammed as embarrassing, stupid and sexist by Maria Noichl, chairwoman of the Working Group of Social Democratic Women.
The controversial advertising campaign launched by Germany's transport minister.
An ex-bikie has been charged, accused of keeping an unlicensed saltwater crocodile at his west Sydney property. Police uncovered the croc along with cash and stolen vehicles last month. The 24-year-old has been bailed to front court next month.
Special Council Robert Mueller's report on Russian meddling in the 2016 US election found that there was no evidence the Trump campaign conspired with Russia. It's now up to the Attorney General to decide whether a crime was committed. The White House claims it's a "complete exoneration" of President Trump
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Australia has taken an eight-wicket win over Pakistan in the second One Day International. Aaron Finch guided the Aussies to a two-nil series win – making 153 runs from just 143 balls.
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