Brekky Wrap: Girl, 5, Forced To Change After Rocking Up To Kindy In Summer Dress
All the news you need to know this Tuesday.
Sri Lankan authorities say a wave of bombings that killed 290 people, including two Australians, was carried out with the support of an international network. The government has blamed a little-known local jihadist group despite no-one admitting to carrying out the attacks. Authorities were warned about a bomb threat up to 10 days before the blasts, but the warning wasn’t passed onto the Prime Minister.
Jobs will take centre stage when campaigning continues today. Prime Minister Scott Morrison is in Adelaide where he’ll announce $100 million to kickstart a new capital fund for small businesses. Labor leader Bill Shorten will spend a second day in North Queensland, sharpening his own jobs pitch and promising a shake-up of the 457 visa system.
A new poll reveals Clive Palmer could end up holding the balance of power after the federal election. According to the latest Newspoll, his United Australia Party holds up to 14 per cent of the primary vote in four marginal seats across the country. Preference deals with minor parties are expected to decide the winners of those electorates on May 18. The businessman will have spent $50 million on advertising by the time voters hit the polls.
A man, 32, has been charged, accused of assaulting a paramedic while being taken to hospital. He allegedly punched the female medic in the ribs, knocking her over in the back of the ambulance in Newcastle, yesterday afternoon. The patient allegedly continued to verbally abuse the paramedic as she fled the vehicle. He's due in court on May 16.
More than a dozen people have been killed in a powerful earthquake in the Philippines. The 6.1 magnitude quake struck 60 kilometres northwest of the capital Manila on Monday afternoon. It’s feared dozens could be trapped underneath the rubble of a collapsed commercial building.
A Minnesota mother has taken to social media to vent her frustration after her daughter, 5, was forced to return home from kindergarten to change. Harmony arrived in class with a spaghetti-strap dress over a pair of jeans, but her teachers turned her away because the outfit was 'inappropriate'. "As a mother, how am I supposed to teach my daughter to love and celebrate her body when she has people telling her she 'needs privacy'," mother Emily Stewart posted on Facebook. The school is now reviewing it's protocols, according to Fox News.
Swimmers, surfers, rock fisherman and boaters are being urged to take extra care in the water after a spate of drownings around the country over the Easter long weekend. At least seven people, including two lifesavers, died in the water, while lifesavers carried out more than 300 rescues over the past the few days.
Prince Harry has shared his photography skills to celebrate Earth Day. He's released a number of nature images to raise environmental protection awareness.
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