Brekky Wrap: Aussie Supermarket Selling Cheap, 'Ugly' Fruit And Veggies
All the news you need to know this Tuesday.
It’s back to business for the Prime Minister today who is meeting with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg to canvas economic issues. The Coalition is expected to bring federal parliament back before the end of June to legislate extra tax relief. Meanwhile, Labor is focussing on finding a new leader. Anthony Albanese is currently the only candidate running for the role, but Joel Fitzgibbon and Jim Chalmers are both considering a leadership tilt.
Swedish authorities are a step closer to extraditing Julian Assange. Prosecutors have issued a formal request to hold the Wikileaks founder, currently imprisoned in the UK, on suspicion of rape.
A teenager, 14, has been charged, accused of throwing a knife at a shop keeper in Sydney’s west. The boy entered a tobacconist in Greenway Plaza, Parramatta at 8.40pm last night and allegedly threatened an employee with a knife while demanding money. Police say the blade was thrown during an altercation, piercing the woman’s face and narrowly missed her eye.
Disgraced Western Sydney property developer Salim Mehajer is expected to walk free from prison today after an 11-month stint behind bars. The former deputy mayor was found guilty last year of playing a part in the 2012 electoral fraud plot that helped put him on Auburn City Council.
Coles has announced plans to sell 'ugly' fruit and vegetables at lower prices in a bid to reduce food waste. The 'I'm Perfect' campaign will allow customers to buy bags of apples, pears, onions, sweet potatoes, carrots, oranges and lemons for between 10 and 30 percent less. The campaign is being trialled in Victoria and South Australia. Woolworths launched a similar initiative in 2014.
The Eiffel Tower has been shut down after a man scaled the landmark. It’s understood he paid to enter like a regular visitor but managed to pass security and climb, without a harness, from the observation deck to the third level. Footage shows him dangling 300 metres up. He's since been arrested.
President Joko Widodo has won the Indonesian election, claiming more than 55 percent of the vote. The result could trigger a legal challenge with Opposition Leader, Prabowo Subianto, claiming widespread cheating.
We’re being urged to get the flu shot now, as the death toll continues to climb. Twenty-seven people have been killed in South Australia, 25 in Queensland.
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