Brekky Wrap: Warning After Baby Dies With Six Times The Legal Drink-Drive Limit In Her Blood
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A New Zealand coroner has issued a stern warning to breastfeeding mothers after a baby died with six times the legal drink-drive limit in her blood. Sapphire Rose was in bed with several family members in January 2017 when her nose began to bleed and she became unresponsive. Despite resuscitation efforts, she couldn't be revived. The coroner heard the girl's mother got up to breastfeed just hours before her death and the amount of alcohol in Sapphire's blood was 308mg per 100mL of blood. The coroner found it was more likely than not the alcohol was passed to the baby through her mother's breast and she recommended breastfeeding mothers not consume alcohol at any stage.
What is said to be the “strongest weather system this winter” has slammed into the southeast bringing icy temperatures, strong winds and buckets of snow. Wind gusts of more than 110 km/h have lashed parts of Victoria early this morning, while a high of just 11 degrees is expected -- that will feel more like six. Meanwhile, parts of NSW are bracing for gusts of 90 kilometres an hour.
A bill to decriminalise abortion in NSW has passed the lower house after three days of debate. It would allow terminations up to 22 weeks, and later if two doctors give the green light. But there is no law change yet, the bill needs to be considered by a Legislative Council inquiry before passing a final vote in the Upper house.
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Thousands of university students across the country will take to the streets today demanding more action on climate change. They’re calling for 100 percent renewables by 2030, an end to new coal and gas projects. Walkouts will take place in Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra and Wollongong
Federal and state governments are being urged to agree on reforms to the TAFE sector at today’s COAG meeting. Employers have written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison warning of growing skills shortages and a training system that isn't coping, while NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is calling for universities and the vocational sector to be treated as one.
Beatles fans have come together to celebrate 50 years of Abbey Road.Some travelled from around the globe to stride across the famous zebra crossing on the day of the milestone anniversary.
In sport, round 21 of the AFL kicks off tonight, with Greater Western Sydney playing Hawthorn in Canberra. There is a decent chance it could snow. In the NRL the Warriors take on the Sea Eagles before the Panthers play the Sharks
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