Brekky Wrap: Semi-Naked Protesters Glue Themselves Inside British Parliament
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Tax relief for millions of workers and the first surplus in a decade are expected to be the main features in Tuesday night's pre-election budget. Changes to superannuation will also be announced, which will allow Australians aged 65 and 66 to put more money away in voluntary contributions. It'll be Josh Frydenberg's first budget since becoming Treasurer, and comes just days before the Prime Minister is set to call the election.
Tributes are flowing for an 18-year-old man crushed to death when metal scaffolding collapsed on him at a Sydney worksite. Christopher Cassiniti is being remembered as a “fantastic bloke with a heart of gold”. A 39-year-old man also trapped at the Macquarie Park construction site is in a stable condition in hospital.
A jury has been chosen for the trial of a former police officer accused of killing an Australian woman in the United States. Mohamed Noor is accused of shooting Justine Damond in July 2017 after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her Minneapolis home. Noor's lawyers will argue he acted in self-defence.
A group of semi-naked climate change protesters disrupted the UK House of Commons, with some appearing to glue themselves to the glass. They stripped off in the gallery to reveal climate change-related slogans painted on their bodies. One read 'stop wasting time' -- a clear message to MPs to find a way beyond the Brexit negotiation stalemate. The people were there for 25 minutes before they were arrested and removed from the gallery.
A Coroner will today consider the scope and timeline of an inquest into the Bourke Street rampage that left six people dead. James Gargasoulas was behind the wheel when the car crashed into the crowd. He was jailed in February for at least 46 years over the attack. The inquest into the massacre is expected to examine the police handling of Gargasoulas before and during the deadly attack.
There are calls for school canteens to be forced to offer only healthy foods. It comes as a new obesity 'scorecard' is released, with NSW reportedly been given the highest grade for its efforts in tackling obesity, with other states lagging behind.
Tyrone Phillips has resigned from the Penrith Panthers effective immediately after being charged with mid-range drink driving. A lewd video of the 25-year-old was leaked in the off-season.
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger will reportedly undergo heart surgery this week. The band on Saturday announced it was postponing all dates on its tour of the United States and Canada to give the 75-year-old time to receive medical treatment.
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