Brekky Wrap: Mum Beaten After Reporting Son's Bully To School

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will hold talks with the US President and his senior advisors ahead of the G20 summit in Japan. Morrison will urge Donald Trump to resolve America’s ongoing trade war with China. The issue will also be in the spotlight during the meeting of world leaders which kicks off tomorrow.

Scott Morrison met on the sidelines of the G20 Leader's Summit in Buenos Aires on November 30, 2018 Photo: AUL LOEB/AFP/Getty

A man is fighting for life after a one-punch attack in Surfers Paradise. The man, 28, was allegedly hit by a teenager just before 1.30 am before falling backwards and hitting his head on the ground. The teen, 19, has been charged with assault and grievous bodily harm.

A funding campaign for Israel Folau’s legal costs has raised more than $2.1 million. The former Wallabies player has taken to Instagram to thank everyone for donating and the Australian Christian Lobby for coming to his aid.

READ MORE:  Israel Folau Donations Reach A Whopping $2 Million

The property market is expecting the property market to turn around by the end of the year. Domain forecasts that in the six months to December, property prices will grow by one percent nationally, with 2020 bringing growth of two to four percent in house prices, slightly less for units.

READ MORE: How Young Aussies Manage To Buy Homes Without Financial Help

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The federal education minister will raise the issue of mobile phones in schools when he meets his state and territory counterparts tomorrow. It comes after Victoria announced a ban on the devices in primary and high schools from next year, in a bid to prevent cyber-bullying.

READ MORE: Mobile Phones To Be Banned At All Victorian State Schools

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A teenage boy has been charged, accused of assaulting a mother who had complained about him bullying her son. Beronica Ruiz, 35, and her son were walking home from school in New Jersey last week when they noticed they were being followed. Seconds after the son informed his mother that the children behind them were the ones that had threatened him in the classroom, the 12-year-old boy was punched in the face, Ruiz was thrown to the ground, according to the Washington Post. "I don't know what circumstances could give rise to a 13-year-old boy having such hate in his heart that he would commit this brutal attack and leave a woman essentially to die in front of her children without any remorse or any twinge of conscience," she told the news outlet. She was left with facial fractures and concussion. The accused teen, was arrested and charged, to appear in court at a later date.

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French authorities are confident that criminal action was not to blame for the devastating fire that ripped through the iconic Notre-Dame cathedral in April. While the cause remains unknown, investigators are looking at a "badly stubbed cigarette" or an electrical fault as possibilities. The 850-year-old building was undergoing restoration work when it went up in flames.


Prince William has voiced his support for the gay community. Speaking to young people at an LGBTI youth charity in London, the Duke of Cambridge said he would ‘fully support’ his children if they were gay, but admits he would be worried about the barriers they may face.

In sport, world number one Ash Barty has been listed as the women’s top seed for Wimbledon which gets underway on Monday. In the men’s, Novak Djokovic is seeded number one, followed by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Nadal said that being seeded behind Federer despite being higher in the world rankings "doesn't seem right.

Ash Barty is now world number one. Photo: Getty

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