Brekky Wrap: Woman Kicked Off Flight For Ignoring Safety Video
All the news you need to know this Wednesday.
An inquest into the London Bridge Terror attack is underway. Two Australians were among eight people killed during the van and knife attack in June 2017. As the inquiry opened overnight, families were given a chance to talk about their loved ones. Sara Zelenak, 21, was said to be on a "trip of a lifetime" and was the "happiest she'd ever been" before the attack, while Kirsty Boden, 28 was honoured for her bravery.
An independent panel has found Israel Folau committed a high-level breach of his contract, leaving his playing future in further doubt. The Wallabies star was reprimanded by Rugby Australia last month over social media posts. His sanction is not expected to be handed down for several days.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten will "declare war" on hospital waiting lists today as he pledges another $250 million to health funding. Meanwhile, it's understood Prime Minister Scott Morrison won't review his security arrangements after a woman, 24, tried to crack an egg on his head during an event yesterday. The leaders will go head to head in their third and what’s believed to be their final debate of the election campaign, tonight.
Rideshare drivers and delivery riders across Australia will hit the streets today as part of global action launched in a bid to make Uber prioritise safety. Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane will be affected from 10.30am.
Pamela Anderson has visited Julian Assange in a London prison where he is awaiting a hearing on a US extradition request. The actress believes the Wikileaks founder is innocent and has urged more people to support him. "He's a good man, he's an incredible person. I love him," she told reporters.
A woman has been kicked off an Air New Zealand flight after refusing to watch a safety video. The service from Wellington to Auckland was delayed by up to 25 minutes as the plane returned to the gate where it was met by police. Passengers said crew members asked the woman multiple times to pay attention but she refused, looking down at her book and fiddling with her phone instead. "The passenger will receive an infringement notice under Civil Aviation Authority rules relating to the use of a cellphone," a police spokesperson said.
A new survey released by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education has found that almost half of Australian drinkers -- six million odd -- drink to get drunk. That's up from 35 percent in 2011. Of these, 78 percent still believed they are responsible with alcohol.
Prince William says he’s “absolutely thrilled” for Harry and Meghan after the birth of Baby Sussex. The bub was born early yesterday, his name is yet to be announced.
In sport, Geelong veteran Gary Abblett has successfully challenged the first suspension of his 328-match career. He was charged with striking Essendon star Dylan Shiel at the weekend.
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