Brekky Wrap: Six Men Jailed Over Kidnap, Rape, Murder Of Child
All the news you need to know this Tuesday.
A helicopter has crash-landed on top of a skyscraper in New York, killing the pilot. The 51-storey office building in Midtown Manhattan shook as the chopper crashed on the roof in foggy, rainy weather at about 2pm local time. There were no passengers on board.
Back home, key Senate crossbenchers are demanding action to reduce electricity and gas prices before they will back the government's planned tax cuts. Centre Alliance senator Rex Patrick has suggested the benefits of the cuts could be wiped out by the increasing cost of power and gas. Yesterday, Pauline Hanson confirmed she won’t back the cuts unless the government addresses her concerns. Support is needed from four of the six crossbenchers to pass legislation.
ABC chair Ita Buttrose will meet with the Prime Minister this afternoon in the wake of Federal Police raids on the public broadcaster’s Sydney headquarters. The raid, along with another on the Canberra home of a News Corp journalist has sparked debate over the freedom of the press and protections for journalists. Protests are planned outside the office of the communications minister today.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is set to announce $2.8 million for a school-based mental health program in a bid to reduce the rate of youth suicide. The funds will go to the not-for-profit group, batyr, to offer more online services and to support a program of school visits with a focus on youth mental health and suicide prevention.
The Queensland government is due to hand down the state budget today. It's expected to include record spending for health and education as well as another surplus. The budget will also focus on much-needed investment in regional areas.
Three men, including a priest and a police officer, have been sentenced to life behind bars for the kidnapping, rape and murder of a young Muslim girl in India. The victim, 8, who was from a nomadic community that roams the forests of Kashmir, was drugged, held captive and beaten to death with a stone last January. Three policemen were jailed for five years for destroying evidence, while a juvenile is awaiting trial.
Ten candidates are now in the running to become the U. K.’s next Prime Minister. Conservative MPs will take part in a series of votes to confirm the final two before the wider Tory membership select the country's next leader.
Prince Phillip has celebrated his 98th birthday. While there was no big party, members of the royal family have posted a number of tributes to the Duke of Edinburgh on social media.
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In sport, Collingwood has beaten Melbourne by 41 points to wrap up a big weekend of footy. In the NRL the St George Illawarra was too good for Canterbury -- 36-12 that score.
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