Brekky Wrap: Bloke Charged After Squirting Urine-Filled Water Pistol At Neighbour
All the news you need to know this Wednesday.
French billionaires have offered to donate more than AU$1 billion to fund the restoration of the Notre Dame Cathedral. Fire ripped through the centuries-old building yesterday causing the roof and spire to collapse. President Emmanuel Macron is hoping the cathedral can be re-built within five years.
The Prime Minister and Opposition leader will take their campaigns to opposite sides of the country today. Scott Morrison will be in Tasmania, promising $100 million for irrigation projects while Bill Shorten is in Perth to make another cancer treatment announcement.
Its D-Day for Israel Folau. He has until 2pm this afternoon to ask for a code of conduct hearing or his $4 million Rugby Australia contract will be ripped up. It comes in the wake of homophobic comments made on social media.
An Australian DJ has been charged, accused of trying to kidnap a toddler on a busy San Francisco street. Roscoe Holyoake allegedly tried to snatch the two-year-old while he was holding his mother’s hand at an intersection on Friday. He’s facing a decade in jail.
A Florida man has been charged, accused of filling up a water pistol with his own urine and firing it at his neighbour as she walked her dog. Joel William Benjamin, 71, said he would "do it again" if given the chance after being arrested at an apartment complex in Gulfport on Saturday. It's not known what sparked the incident but there are reports he was angry with a number of residents who don't control their dogs.
More than 130,000 Australians sought professional help for substance abuse last financial year -- 13 percent were children, some as young as 10. Alcohol abuse was the biggest problem, followed by amphetamines, according to an Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report released today.
Women in Queensland will soon be able to get access to the contraceptive pill when their prescription runs out without heading back to the doctor. A statewide trial will allow pharmacists to provide once-off repeat prescriptions and antibiotics for urinary tract infections.
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