Brekky Wrap: Paramedic Nearly Dies After Macca's Mix-Up
All the news you need to know this Monday.
Scott Morrison is preparing a new-look frontbench as the nation awaits the final results of the federal election. The Coalition is one seat shy of forming a majority government but is leading in three of the five seats still in the balance. The Prime Minister has vowed to make income tax cuts a priority. Meanwhile, Labor is starting the process of electing a new party leader. Anthony Albanese has thrown his hat into the ring, Tanya Plibersek is expected to follow suit. Bill Shorten will stay on as "outgoing leader" in the meantime.
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A One Nation truck in Tasmania has been set alight in the wake of the election. Pauline Hanson took to Twitter to share the news. She claims a candidate had parked the vehicle outside a store while grocery shopping when it was torched. "It is amazing how the left call for tolerance but act like they’re above the law when you don’t agree with their ideologies," she wrote. Police are investigating.
Tough new drink driving laws are now in effect across NSW. Anyone who blows over the limit -- even low range, first time offenders -- will be banned from driving for three months and slapped with a $560 fine.
The obesity crisis has stunted the improvement of life expectancy across the country. New research published in the Medical Journal of Australia today, reveals that after 20 years of rapid increases, the rate is now falling behind most other high-income nations. It's largely thanks to decelerating declines in people dying from heart disease and cancer.
Israel Folau has until 3pm today to appeal his contract termination. The Wallabies star was found guilty of a high-level breach by a three-person panel over his controversial social media posts. He may bypass the appeal and take his case directly to the Supreme Court.
Donald Trump has broken his silence on strict new anti-abortion laws that have passed in several U.S. states. The President says he is strongly pro-life but indicates that the changes have gone too far.
A paramedic with a severe lactose allergy is lucky to be alive after he was served the wrong drink at a McDonald's restaurant in the U.K. George Brown, 22, ordered a black coffee at a self-serve kiosk in Manchester in an effort to minimise the risk of human error. Instead of a coffee, Brown was handed a milky hot chocolate which immediately triggered an anaphylactic shock. "I could have died," he told Manchester Evening News. Thankfully, a paramedic with Brown managed to stabilise him and take him straight to the hospital. Mcdonald's has since apologised and confirmed that all staff have received additional training.
Prince Harry and Meghan have marked their one-year wedding anniversary with a photo montage. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared more than a dozen wedding snaps on Instagram– including some behind the scenes shots.
In sport, Sydney FC has been crowned A-League champions after a 4-1 penalty shootout win against Perth Glory. The match finished 0-0 after regulation time, and scores were still deadlocked after extra time before the Sky Blues finally made a breakthrough.
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