Brekky Wrap: Mum Dies After Cutting Her Leg At Beach
All the news you need to know this Monday.
Federal Parliament resumes this week, six weeks after the Coalition was re-elected. Tax cuts will be front and centre, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison pushing to have legislation passed by the end of the week. It would ensure low- and middle-income earners get $1,080 back in their pockets in their upcoming tax return.
A number of changes come into effect today as we enter a new financial year. The minimum wage will increase by three percent, retail, fast food and hospitality workers will see further cuts to penalty rates, while new superannuation laws kick in, designed to protect Australians from paying unnecessary fees and hefty premiums.
Donald Trump has made history, becoming the first sitting US President to set foot in North Korea. He and Kim Jong-un posed for handshakes before talking for close to an hour. Both leaders agreed to resume stalled nuclear talks.
Hundreds of South Australian schools will shut down today as teachers walk off the job demanding better pay and conditions. Teachers have rejected the state governments offer of a 2.35 percent annual pay rise and are fighting what they say is inadequate funding to help schools cope with an influx of students.
A mum has died of a flesh-eating bacteria two weeks after cutting her leg at a Florida beach. Lynn Fleming fell while walking along Coquina Beach last month. Her family didn't think much of her injury as the cut was small and she received a tetanus shot and a prescription for an antibiotic just two days later. The following day she was found unconscious. Doctors said she had contracted necrotizing fasciitis and performed multiple surgeries on the infected leg in attempts to save her life but she suffered two strokes and sepsis and later died, according to WTVT.
Scott Morrison has thrown his support behind Brisbane’s likely bid for the 2032 Olympic Games. At a meeting during the G20 summit, the Prime Minister assured International Olympic Committee boss Thomas Bach the government would support the bid "every step of the way". He said the event could be a game-changer for the state's south-east, leading to an economic and job boom.
Comedian Tom Gleeson has been crowned the most popular personality on Australian TV, taking home the Gold Logie overnight. It's the first gold won by an ABC personality in over 40 years. "I like it and I hate it at the same time," he told the crowd. "For some reason, you've got to campaign for it but I do host the highest rating game show in Australia, so this is mine".
In sport, Carlton has had a late comeback to beat Fremantle by four points in Perth. In the NRL, Cronulla has gone down to Canterbury 14-12. Meanwhile, Queensland will name its team for Origin 3 later this morning.
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