Brekky Wrap: Woman Dies Two Weeks After Being Hit Over The Head For Snoring
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been sentenced to 50 weeks prison for skipping bail and seeking asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy. Judge Deborah Taylor said the Australian's seven-year stint had cost British taxpayers 16 million pounds -- about AU$30million -- and that he sought asylum in a bid to delay justice.
Labor leader Bill Shorten will today promise to put $75 million towards building Australia’s renewable energy sector. Under the plan, apprentice incentives would be given to young people working on renewable projects, while TAFE facilities would be upgraded.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is vowing to spend $330 million to cut the cost of vital medications. From January 2020, the threshold to receive free or discounted medicines would drop for pensioners and concession card holders.
Suspended Logan Mayor Luke Smith has spent the night behind bars, after a crash south of Brisbane. Police say he hit a parked car and ploughed into a tree before allegedly returning a blood alcohol reading of 0.139. Smith's arrest comes weeks after he and seven other councillors were charged with fraud over the dismissal of the council's chief executive.
A court has heard a man charged with the murder of his Australian partner allegedly bashed her to death in their London flat following the deterioration of their relationship. Roderick Deakin-White, 37, allegedly killed Amy Parsons, 35, on April 25, before trying to take his own life. The judge set a plea hearing for July 23.
A woman has died two weeks after allegedly being hit on the head with a cup by a patient who was reportedly frustrated by her snoring. Eileen Bunting, 64, needed 14 stitches after being attacked in the early hours of March 22. According to her son Mark, nurses found the attacker standing over the mother-of-five with the cup still in her hand. He believes it was pre-meditated. Bunting was due to be discharged from the hospital on the day of the attack.
Masked protestors have clashed with police during May Day demonstrations in Paris. 380 people were arrested and 38 were wounded, including 14 officers, one of whom was hit in the head with a paving stone.
As the world awaits the arrival of baby Sussex, Prince Harry has announced plans to travel to the Netherlands next week. It's sparked speculation the world could be introduced to his and Meghan's bub any day now. As the excitement builds, Kensington Palace has released three new photographs of Princess Charlotte ahead of her fourth birthday.
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