Brekky Wrap: Father Arrested For Using Stun Gun To Discipline Kids
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Twenty asylum seekers, including a baby, have been flown back to Sri Lanka this week after being intercepted in the Indian Ocean. The group spent time on Christmas Island while health and security checks were carried out, The Australian reports. None were deemed to have had a legitimate claim to asylum in Australia.
Australia’s lowest paid workers are about to find out about their next pay rise. The Fair Work Commission will today hand down its annual minimum wage decision which will affect about 2.3 million workers from July 1. The minimum wage currently sits at $719 a week, the ACTU is pushing for a six percent increase equating to a $43 per week pay rise.
Labor MPs return to Canberra today to elect a new frontbench. The caucus will pick 30 members of the shadow ministry, but leader Anthony Albanese will allocate portfolios himself, with a decision expected to be announced by Monday.
US special counsel Robert Mueller has spoken publicly for the first time about his probe into Russian interference in the US election. He admits that charging Donald Trump with a crime was never an option and reiterated that his report did not exonerate the president. Mr Trump has declared the case ‘closed’.
The favourite to replace Theresa May as British prime minister has been ordered to face court for allegedly lying to the public about Brexit. Boris Johnson is accused of falsely claiming that Britain’s membership of the European Union would cost £350 million a week -- AU$638 million.
READ MORE: Theresa May Resigns Amid Brexit Chaos
Ashton Kutcher has testified at his ex-girlfriend's murder trial in LA. The actor told the court he went to pick up a woman for drinks one night in 2001 and left when she didn't answer the door thinking she'd already gone out. The next day he learned Ashley Ellerin, 22, had been killed. Michael Gargiulo has been charged.
A father in Japan has been arrested for using a stun gun to discipline his three children. The man, 45, used the weapon on his two daughters aged 17 and 13, and son, 11, "when they didn't follow the rules," a police official told Reuters. The boy suffered a minor burn to his arm but there were no visible injuries on the girls. It's the latest in a series of child abuse cases that have prompted legislators to seek a ban on corporal punishment.
The Queen and Prince Harry have met with all 10 Cricket World Cup captains at Buckingham Palace – including Australia’s Aaron Finch. The tournament gets underway tonight with England taking on South Africa in London.
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