Brekky Wrap: Man Gets Trapped In A Tunnel He Dug To Spy On Ex
All the news you need to know this Tuesday.
One Nation is in damage control after footage emerged of Queensland leader Steve Dickson allegedly groping women and shouting lewd comments while out at a US strip club. He's since resigned and issued a statement apologising for his actions and claiming that the footage "does not reflect the person that I am". Leader Pauline Hanson has fronted the media saying she is "upset" and that the video "can't be ignored or condoned".
Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten have battled it out in the first leader’s debate of the federal election campaign. The two leaders fired up about asylum seekers, policy costings and electric cars but neither landed any decisive blows. Mr Shorten secured a narrow win.
Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has appeared for the first time in five years in a video released by the extremist group. He’s one of the worlds most wanted men, with the US offering up more than $35 million for any information on his whereabouts.
Hundreds of dollars could be shaved of energy bills from July, under a decision expected to be announced by the Australian Energy Regulator today. A default power price will be handed down which is designed to cap prices for standing offers and protect customers who don’t shop around.
A Sydney teenager injured in a horror crash on Easter Sunday has died in hospital. Shalaney Velasquez, 19, was in the back seat of a Mazda hatchback when it smashed into the back of a broken-down bus in Beverly Hills.
Sydney is waking up to another smoky morning thanks to hazard reduction burns carried out at Sutherland, Wollondilly and Hawkesbury over the weekend. The good news is, the haze is expected to clear by mid-morning.
A man has had to be rescued after he became trapped in a hole that he allegedly dug so that he could spy on his former girlfriend. The man, 50, spent days digging the hole in Puerto Penasco, a town on the Gulf of California. He had been forced to stay away from his former partner due to domestic violence charges and is now in jail.
The Queen has awarded Kate Middleton with a very special honour. The Duchess of Cambridge has reportedly been made the Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, which is the equivalent of a Knight. The announcement was made on Kate and Prine William's eighth wedding anniversary.
A morning walk could improve older Australian’s brain function throughout the day. According to new research out of the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute and The University of Western Australia, men and women, aged 55 to 80, had improved cognitive performance across an eight-hour day when they’d exercised first thing.
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