Brekky Wrap: Family Home Destroyed Allegedly By Exploding Washing Machine

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Israel Folau has launched another attack on gay people and also criticised school children wanting to change gender during a sermon at his Sydney church. The former Wallabies star claimed homosexuality and gender fluidity was what the ‘devil is trying to instil in the world’. The rant comes weeks after Rugby Australia ripped up his $4 million contract over a controversial social media post.

The first round of income tax cuts look set to pass next month with Labor prepared to negotiate with the government. Shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers has formally written to Treasurer Josh Frydenberg requesting the government reveal the total cost to the budget over 10 years. "As you know, Labor stands ready to urgently pass the first tranche of tax cuts to address the weakness in the economy on your watch," the letter reads according to the Financial Review. "We require this additional information to properly consider the latter stages before making final decisions."  If the cuts are passed, low and middle-income earners would receive immediate relief.

Shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers has written to Josh Frydenberg requesting tax cut costings. Photo: AAP

Roughly half the residents of a 10-storey Sydney apartment complex evacuated due to structural damage, won’t be able to collect any personal items for at least a week. Mascot Towers was cleared out on Friday night after major cracks appeared in its beams, leaving hundreds without a roof over their head. Engineers are still assessing the damage.

READ MORE: Mascot Towers Stays Vacant After Cracks Found, Residents Evacuated

Residents have been evacuated from Mascot Towers in Sydney's inner-south after cracks were discovered in the building. Photo: AAP/Bianca De Marchi

The father of missing Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez will today make a public appeal to help find his son who went missing from Byron Bay two weeks ago. The man, aged 18, was last seen leaving Cheeky Monkey’s bar at 11pm on May 31. His phone and his bank cards have not been used since.

READ MORE: Mystery Deepens After Passport Of Missing Belgian Backpacker Found

Theo Hayez hasn't been seen or heard from in a fortnight. Photo: Supplied

A mother-of-six has been left without a home after a washing machine blew up in her laundry. Samantha Murphy said she turned on her washing machine before ducking out of her home in Aberdare in the NSW Hunter Region for 10 minutes on Saturday morning. She returned to find it had exploded, her laundry was well alight. Thankfully firefighters were quick to extinguish the blaze and establish the cause. The faulty Samsung washer was one of six models recalled in 2013. “Please check that your Samsung wasn’t one of these ones that were recalled, as I was unaware that my one was until the firefighters told me,” she posted to Facebook. The models include: SW80SPWIP/XSA, SW65V9WIP/XSA, WA85GWGIP/XSA, SW70SPWIP/XSA, WA85GWWIP/XSA and SW75V9WIP/XSA sold between 2010 and 2013.

Photo: Facebook via Buy Sell Swap cessnock, Kurri, Hunter Area

Help is on the way for tens of thousands of Australians living with chronic pain. Those suffering will soon have access to 20 new Medicare-funded services, doctors will have a chance to gain a new pain medicine certificate, while a website will be set up to educate people about managing pain without drugs, according to the Daily Telegraph. It's part of a new national strategy.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has apologised after nearly two million protestors took to the streets on Sunday calling for her to resign over a controversial extradition bill. Under the plan, people could be sent to mainland China to face trial, which has angered locals. The bill has since been delayed but not withdrawn.

READ MORE: 'Sea Of Black': Hong Kong Protesters Demand Leader Step Down Over Bill

Prince Harry and Meghan have celebrated Father’s Day in the U.K. by sharing a brand new photo of their six-week-old baby Archie on social media. Prince Charles and Prince William also shared posts on Sunday.

READ MORE: Harry And Meghan Share Adorable New Photo Of Baby Archie

In sport, NSW has unveiled its squad for Sunday’s must-win State of Origin clash in Perth. Roosters star centre Latrell Mitchell is among the mass casualty list after heavy criticism for a sub-par showing in game one. Cody Walker, Angus Crichton and Josh Morris have also been axed.

READ MORE: Latrell Mitchell Dropped For Game II As Blues Name Origin Team

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