Brekky Wrap: Woman Terrified After Letterbox 'Marked' With Black Tape
All the news you need to know this Tuesday.
An inquest into the London Bridge terror attack has heard Australian woman Sara Zelenak slipped and fell before she was attacked. Witnesses said that Zelenak lost her footing when she tried to run because she was wearing high heels on the wet pavement. She and fellow Australian Kirsty Boden were among eight people killed during the van and stabbing attack in 2017. The inquest is in its second week and will go for 10 weeks.
Protestors have scaled Sydney Harbour Bridge this morning calling for more action on climate change. A number of Greenpeace activists abseiled from the walkway on the western side of the bridge at dawn, unfurling banners. Police were quick to respond, arresting 10 people. Three others were still dangling under the bridge at 8.00am.
Swedish prosecutors have reopened a rape case against Julian Assange. The alleged assault took place in 2010 but the Wikileaks founder took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London and in 2017 the investigation was dropped without charges. Assange was arrested by British police on April 11 after Ecuador revoked his political asylum.
The City of Sydney has voted in favour of a plan to allow 24-hour trading in parts of the CBD. Under the changes shops and other unlicensed businesses would be able to keep their doors open, while some small bars and restaurants would have their trading hours extended to 2am.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison will start his day in the marginal Adelaide seat of Boothby focussing on infrastructure and jobs before jetting to Victoria and Tasmania. Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is in Tasmania targetting elective surgery wait times.
A NSW woman is on high alert after finding a piece of black tape on her letterbox. The woman posted a photo of the find on the Ballina Crime Reports Facebook page, explaining that it was put there within a two hour period. "I have read so much about being marked (and) I was concerned." Her post was flooded with responses, a lot suggested that thieves are to blame. “Years ago, it was letting thieves know that you had a dog and to stay away,” one woman commented. "They tag your place to steal from you," another said. Others urged her to contact police.
U.S actress Felicity Huffman has pleaded guilty to the college admissions scandal. The Desperate Housewives star admitted to paying US$15,000 to have her daughter’s exam answers corrected so she could secure a spot in a prominent university. Prosecutors have recommended a four-month prison term and a $20,000 fine.
Hollywood icon Doris Day has died aged 97. The singer turned actress, who starred in films such as Calamity Jane and Pillow Talk, contracted a serious case of pneumonia. She died early Monday at her home in Carmel Valley, California, surrounded by close friends.
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Thousands of students around the country will start sitting this year’s NAPLAN tests today. Year 3, 5, 7 and 9s will be assessed in reading, writing and numeracy.
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