Brekky Wrap: Weatherman Slams 'Bachelorette' Fans During Tornado Warning
All the news you need to know this Wednesday.
Scott Morrison’s new leadership team will be officially sworn-in as ministers today. The cabinet includes a record seven women, including Marise Payne in Foreign Affairs and Linda Reynolds in Defence, while WA MP Ken Wyatt will be the first indigenous Australian to be Indigenous Affairs Minister.
READ MORE: Scott Morrison Unveils His New-Look Cabinet
Dozens of people have been charged following an investigation into the supply of illicit drugs across Sydney. A police operation spanning six nights saw 28 people charged with drug supply a further 27 with drug possession. 290 grams of cocaine as well as MDMA, cannabis and cash were seized.
A parliamentary committee will be set up to examine Sydney’s lockout laws. It will consult with venue operators, the community, police and health workers before reporting to parliament by the end of September.
Serial killer Ivan Milat has spent his first night back in prison after being treated for cancer in a Sydney hospital. The 74-year-old is serving a number of life sentences for killing seven backpackers and burying their bodies in the Belanglo State Forest. He’s expected to die in the coming months.
An Australian climber who was rescued after being found unconscious on Mount Everest was attempting to summit without oxygen tanks. It was Gilian Lee’s fourth attempt at ascent, he’s now recovering in a Kathmandu hospital.
READ MORE: Australian Climber Rescued On Mount Everest
A Swedish court has rejected a bid to postpone a hearing relating to Julian Assange. The country reopened a rape investigation earlier this month and filed a request for the Wikileaks founder to be detained for a June 3 hearing. He’s currently serving a 50-week sentence in the UK for skipping bail.
As wild weather continues to batter the United States, an Ohio weatherman has lashed out at viewers for complaining that his tornado forecast interrupted an episode of The Bachelorette. Meteorologist Jamie Simpson labelled viewers "pathetic" during a live broadcast on Fox 45 on Monday. "No, we’re not going back to the show, folks. This is a dangerous situation, okay?” he said. It comes days after another meteorologist -- George Flickinger -- slammed NBA fans who called in to berate the station for showing part of Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals on a split screen with a tornado warning.
MacKenzie Bezos, the ex-wife of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has vowed to give half of her AU$52 billion fortune to charity. She became one of the world's wealthiest people in April after settling her divorce.
In sport, Australian wildcard Priscilla Hon has reached the second round of the French Open with a 3-6 6-2 6-1 win over Hungarian Tímea Babos. Jordan Thompson also won through while Bernard Tomic has been slammed for his lack of enthusiasm during his first-round loss to American Taylor Fritz
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