Brekky Wrap: Bosses In Court After Trafficking Men To Catch Chickens
All the news you need to know this Friday.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been found guilty of breaching bail in the UK, after being kicked out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. The Australian will be sentenced next month. He’s also now facing extradition to the United States on a separate matter. Supporters of Assange are planning rallies around the world today, including in Melbourne.
A US court has been playing video footage of Justine Ruszczyk Damond’s final moments, as the trial against US police officer Mohamed Noor continues. Damond’s father remained in the courtroom as the graphic 22-minute video played out, showing police trying to save the Australian’s life. Noor has been charged with two counts of murder and one of manslaughter.
Sydney will be the battleground for Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten’s first full day of campaigning. Labor will promise to give an extra $125 million to cancer researchers if elected on May 18. The Liberals will go on the attack claiming the cost of Labor’s tax policies will balloon to $390 billion over the next decade.
An eighth person has been charged over the theft of more than $1 million worth of baby formula across Sydney. More than four thousand tins of formula and hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash have been seized by officers since August. The latest arrest was made at a correctional facility in Sydney's west yesterday. Officers will allege that the woman, 22, stole tins of baby formula from stores from a number of stores before sending it overseas.
Rugby Australia has announced plans to rip up Israel Folau’s playing contract, leaving the Wallabies’ World Cup preparations in chaos. It comes in the wake of homophobic comments made on social media this week.
A man and woman who trafficked Lithuanian men to catch live free-range chickens at British farms should be held liable for their treatment, the High Court has ruled. Darrell Houghton and Jacqueline Judge of DJ Houghton Catching Services in Kent used Rottweilers to intimidate the men, withheld wages and failed to provide adequate living and working conditions. The couple was previously ordered to pay six of their former workers compensation for similar allegations in 2016.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will keep news of their baby's arrival private until they have celebrated with family. Prince Harry and Meghan are expecting their first child within weeks. Buckingham Palace has released a statement saying the couple “have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private”.
Israel's first mission to the moon has failed. The spacecraft crashed on the lunar surface after problems with its main engine. The aim of the mission was to take pictures and conduct experiments.
Melbourne has claimed its first win of the AFL season, beating Sydney by 22 points at the SCG. In the NRL The Broncos have gone down to the Wests Tigers 16-22.
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