Brekky Wrap: Mum's Pocket Money Hack Slammed By Parents Online
All the news you need to know this Monday.
A man has been charged, accused of murdering a woman in a Melbourne park. Courtney Herron, 25, was found dead in parkland off Elliott Avenue, Parkville on Saturday morning, with police saying she died from a "horrendous bashing". A man, 27, with no fixed address, will front court later today.
Two teenagers have been charged over the death of another during a brawl in Sydney’s south-west. A fight broke out at an Ingleburn home at 9.40pm on Friday night and spilled onto the street. A man, 18, was left with serious head injuries and later died in hospital. The accused, aged 17 and 18, will appear in court today.
The Prime Minister’s new look ministry will be sworn in this week. Communications Minister Mitch Fifield has been dropped, so too has Environment Minister Melissa Price, while WA MP Ken Wyatt has become the first Indigenous Australian to be appointed federal minister for Indigenous Australians.
Meanwhile, Scott Morrison will visit the Solomon Islands next week, reportedly in a bid to counter China’s influence. He’ll then head to London for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
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Sydney’s new driverless Metro North West line is facing its first peak-hour test today after officially opening over the weekend. Overcrowding and issues with a train door caused delays and huge queues yesterday. Trains will be running every five minutes for the next six weeks.
A mother's clever pocket money hack has been slammed by parents on social media. Bianca pins $10 and $20 notes on a fortnightly chart, which her son, 13, receives in return for him doing a variety of jobs around the home. She told an Australian Kmart hacks Facebook group that seeing the money up there gives her child the motivation he needs to unpack the dishwater and take the rubbish out, reports The Sun. Some parents have praised her efforts, others have slammed her for giving out money at all. "Start your kids early and it's just routine," one said. "I got $0 from my parent's cuz [sic] they put a roof over my head and fed me," said another.
A tornado has slammed into El Reno, Oklahoma, killing two people and injuring 29 others. Buildings were torn apart, homes flattened and cars overturned. The spate of recent bad weather has left at least 9 dead.
In sport, Fremantle forward Michael Walters has hit the post after the final sired to lift his side to a one-point win over Brisbane in Perth. In the NRL, the Storm beat Canterbury 28-6 and Cronulla beat St George Illawarra 22 -9
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