Brekky Wrap: Smacking Children Could Soon Be Illegal In Wales
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Social media bosses could soon face jail time if their platforms fail to remove terrorist content. Prime Minister Scott Morrison will meet with representatives from Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter in Brisbane today to discuss tough new laws which would make it a criminal offence to leave violent material online. It comes in the wake of the Christchurch terror attacks.
Senior One Nation figures have been caught on camera asking US gun lobbies for millions of dollars in political donations. In a major investigation by Al Jazeera, One Nation's James Ashby is caught asking for $US 20 million in funding to help weaken Australia's gun laws, telling NRA officials it would be "poison" for Australia to be a model for gun control.
A man is in a serious but stable condition after being attacked by a shark in the Whitsundays. The man, 25, was airlifted to hospital yesterday afternoon after he was bitten on the leg at Hardy Reef, northeast of Hamilton Island. There have been a number of attacks in the region in the last six months.
Two young children are fighting for life after being pulled from a backyard pool, north of Brisbane. The two-year-old and 16-month-olds were found unconscious in the water at Morayfield late yesterday afternoon. They were taken to Queensland Children's Hospital in Brisbane where they remain in a critical condition.
Apple has unveiled a new streaming service to rival Netflix. Apple TV Plus will feature content by major Hollywood celebrities including Oprah, Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, and is expected to launch later this year.
Queensland is in for a drenching. Ex-tropical Cyclone Trevor is expected to bring up to 300 mm of rain to dryer parts of outback over the coming days. The area south of Mount Isa is expected to cop the worst of the weather, with flash flooding warnings in place.
Meanwhile, Cyclone Veronica is forecast to weaken below tropical cyclone status this morning, but the weather bureau warns heavy rain could still cause major flooding over the Central Pilbara.
Smacking a child could soon be illegal in Wales. The Welsh Government has published a bill removing "reasonable punishment" as a defence. If passed, children would have the same protection from physical punishment as adults. "What may have been deemed as appropriate in the past is no longer acceptable," Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services Julie Morgan said. "Our children must feel safe and be treated with dignity."
The British Prime Minister admitted she doesn’t have enough support to win a vote on her EU withdrawal deal ‘as things stand’. Theresa May will work to build support for the Brexit plan before putting it to MPs for a third time later this week.
Ash Barty has fought back from a set down against Kiki Bertens to book a spot in the quarter-finals of the Miami Open. The world No.11 will take on Petra Kvitova in the last eight, tomorrow.
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