Brekky Wrap: Waiter Convicted For Giving Cheese To Boy With Allergy
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison is visiting outback Queensland to meet farmers recovering from the devastating floods. In his first trip since being returned to the top job, Morrison had a beer with residents of Cloncurry and paid tribute to their resilience. Today he will visit a cattle-breeding family which has received a $75,000 special disaster recovery grant before heading to a rodeo.
With Anthony Albanese tipped to become Labor’s next leader, attention has turned to who will become his deputy. Richard Marles is firming as the front runner. The positions are expected to be settled next week.
The US has filed 18 new charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. The latest allegations accuse him of receiving and unlawfully publishing classified documents. Assange is currently behind bars in the UK and is facing extradition to the US.
Two men have suffered serious injuries after being speared by a marlin while fishing off the NSW coast. The brothers aged 46 and 48 were in an inflatable dinghy north of Coffs Harbour yesterday when the large fish shot out of the water and crashed into the boat. Its sharp nose sliced opened and fractured one man’s arm, and left the other with a deep cut to his shoulder -- a third man escaped uninjured.
A toddler with a severe dairy allergy was left fighting for life after being served cheese at Pizza Hut. Zayaan Hussain went into anaphylactic shock after chewing on a Margherita pizza instead of a vegan one at a branch in Blackpool, England. His parents claim to have asked waitstaff four times if the meal was safe and were assured it was. The waiter was convicted of breaching food safety laws and fined £290 -- AU$530 after a court heard he tried to change the incorrect order he had put through the computer, after the incident.
At least three people are dead and dozens of people are trapped after a powerful tornado ripped through Missouri’s capital. The National Weather Service said it had received 22 reports of tornadoes by late Wednesday, some of which, may have been duplicates. Severe weather has ravaged the central United States for several days, unleashing twisters, torrential rain, flash flooding and hail.
Sydney has again been blanketed by smoke despite the NSW Rural Fire Service halting hazard reduction burns. It's understood the smoke has been trapped over the city by light winds and a high-pressure system. The haze is expected to clear later in the day,
Sydney will be transformed into a light and colour party tonight as the annual Vivid festival kicks off. More than two million people are expected to flock to the harbour city to see the show over the next 23 nights.
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