Brekky Wrap: Children In Tears As Cinema Plays Horror Film Trailer Before Peppa Pig
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The attorney general has written to his state counterparts urging them to beef up laws in the wake of yesterday’s nationwide vegan protests. Christian Porter has also asked the Privacy Commissioner to investigate the group allegedly behind the activism. Thirty-nine people were arrested in Melbourne after blocking one of the city’s biggest intersections at peak hour, nine demonstrators were cuffed at an abattoir in NSW after chaining themselves to equipment, while farms in Queensland and Victoria were also targeted.
The Prime Minister is under increasing pressure to call the Federal Election. Labor is accusing the government of spending $600,000 of tax-payer money a day on pre-election advertising. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg refused to confirm that figure to the ABC overnight.
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A double murderer has spent the night behind bars after being arrested 24 hours after cutting off his electronic tracking device. Damien Peters, 50, disappeared from Sydney’s Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick on Sunday afternoon. Plain clothed officers spotted him walking down an inner west street just before 5pm yesterday.
A jury has been selected in the trial of a former police officer who fatally shot Australian woman Justine Damond Ruszczyk in Minnesota. Opening statements are scheduled to begin tomorrow. The 40-year-old was shot and killed in 2017 after calling police to report a possible rape behind her home.
A cinema in Suffolk is investigating after a horror film trailer played before a showing of Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun. Families said their children were left in tears after the preview of psychological horror Ma -- which features dead bodies, sexual violence and a man being hit by a car -- was played minutes before the children's movie was due to begin. The cinema has apologised.
A new report claims the nations power grid isn’t ready for a spike in electric vehicles. Led by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, the report warns that preparations must be made now to avoid grid instability in the future. Labor wants 50 percent of all new cars sold by 2030 to be electric.
Actress Felicity Huffman is among 14 people who have agreed to plead guilty to participating in what prosecutors have called the largest college admission scam in US history. The group is accused of paying up to AU$35 million in bribes to get their children into prestigious universities.
Mitchell Starc is reportedly taking legal action to get $1.53 million of his Indian Premier League contract paid out after missing the season through injury. The Australian fast bowler didn't bowl a ball but had paid a premium of $97,920 to be insured between February 27 and March 31 in 2018, according to court documents.
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