Brekky Wrap: Family Cops $650 Fine For Keeping Basketball Hoop On Kerb
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Nominations for Labor leader open today with Anthony Albanese currently the only contender. Labor frontbencher Jim Chalmers is expected to confirm whether he will throw his hat into the ring. If he does, ALP members will vote on their preferred leader in June. Meanwhile, the Nationals will firm up their leadership after the Coalitions win. Michael McCormack is expected to be re-elected as leader, Bridget McKenzie to remain his deputy.
Thousands of students in NSW and Victoria will have to re-sit their NAPLAN tests due to technical issues. Schools reported ongoing dropouts, lags, difficulties logging in and problems inputting answers during last week’s exams. A review of NAPLAN is now underway.
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Water restrictions could be on the way for Sydney. The NSW government will review water plans next week to determine its response to plunging dam levels as the dry spell continues.
The Victorian government is planning to build a new supermax prison for the state’s most dangerous teenage criminals, according to News Corp. It comes in the wake of a spate of attacks and riots at youth justice centres across the state. Staff say there is a constant threat of random violence.
A measles outbreak in Melbourne has triggered an urgent health warning. Five adults and a baby have been diagnosed, with cases expected to rise.
A Queensland family has been slapped with a $650 fine after failing to remove a portable basketball hoop from the kerb of their residential street. Trent Robinson was asked by the Sunshine Coast Council to remove the hoop last month because it was a tripping hazard. As it was situated on a quiet cul-de-sac and was used by a dozen girls every afternoon after school, Robinson instead moved it "a good couple of inches back on the grass so... it wasn't a tripping hazard," he told the Courier Mail. He's not yet paid the hefty fine, hoping he and the council can compromise so the hoop can remain on the nature strip.
Senior UK cabinet minister, Andrea Leadson, has quit, saying she no longer believes the government’s approach will deliver Brexit. The resignation comes amid backlash against Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce deal from Conservative MPs.
Usman Khawaja has been hospitalised after copping a sickening blow during Australia's World Cup warm-up match with the West Indies . On five in the second over, the left-handed opener was hit in the head by a bouncer. He's undergone scans on his jaw.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) May 22, 2019
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