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Brekky Wrap: Woman Finds Strategically Placed Syringe At Popular Swimming Spot

All the news you need to know this Monday.

A woman has vented her frustration on social media after finding a needle in the sand at a popular beach in northern NSW. The syringe was spotted on Kingscliff beach near Kingscliff Bowls Club on Thursday "sitting in the sand so you would stand on the needle". "There are some very sick people out there," said the woman. More than 100 people have commented on the post, many of whom were locals who often walked along the stretch of sand barefoot. It appears it isn't the first time needles have been placed in the sand. "More of these have been found on the beach recently strategically placed with needle standing up so take care and wear footwear," one person said. "Found one in a park at Tweed last week," said a second. Tweed Shire Council has been alerted.

Photo: Kingscliff Happenings via Facebook

The Prime Minister has arrived in America’s Midwest as he continues his tour of the U.S. Scott Morrison will join Donald Trump to open Australian businessman Anthony Pratt’s newest paper recycling factory in Ohio. The event will double as a campaign rally for the President.

The pair have touched down in the midwest to open the 'cardboard king's' newest factory. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas

An alarming new government report has found the rate of homelessness among veterans is on the rise. Nearly 6000 veterans experience homelessness each year -- a rate nearly three times higher than the national average, according to the Courier Mail.

The homeless rate among veterans is at 5.3 percent, significantly higher than the national average of 1.9 percent. Photo: Getty

Farmers in a drought-ravaged Queensland town are set to receive almost two million litres of water. Warwick was at risk of running out of drinking water by December. Trucks are expected to begin arriving in the coming hours.

Much of Queensland and NSW remains in drought ahead of what's expected to be a hot and relatively dry summer. Photo: Getty

Protests have again turned violent in Hong Kong. Riot police fired teargas, pepper spray and rounds of bean bags as activists trampled a Chinese flag, vandalised subway stations and set fires in at least two streets.

A pro-democracy protester throws cardboard at a burning barricade outside of Mongkok Police Station in Hong Kong on September 22, 2019. Photo: Anthony Kwan via Getty

A new UN report has confirmed the past five years have been the hottest on record. Experts warn that climate change is accelerating with carbon dioxide levels increasing, sea levels rising and ice sheets melting faster than ever. The warning will form part of key United Nations talks in New York.

Climate activist protest near the UN headquarters on August 30, 2019. Photo: Bryan R. Smith / AFP/ Getty Images

The Veronicas have hit back after being kicked off a domestic Qantas flight. The pop duo were allegedly removed for failing to follow crew instructions. They have taken to social media to vent their frustration, labelling the incident as “upsetting and embarrassing” while threatening legal action.

READ MORE: 'Intimidating, Confusing': The Veronicas Respond After Being Booted Off Qantas Flight

The 71st Emmy Awards get underway in Downtown LA this morning. Game of Thrones has been nominated for a record-breaking 32 accolades, while The Marvelous Mrs Maisel has 20. Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby has picked up the Emmy for Best Writing for her 2018 Netflix variety special Nanette.

READ MORE: 'Game Of Thrones' Should Win Zero Emmys, And This Show Should Win Them All

In sport, Patrick Dangerfield is the favourite to take out tonight’s Brownlow Medal. The other big contenders are Western Bulldogs onballer Marcus Bontempelli, Brisbane midfielder Lachie Neale and Carlton co-captain Patrick Cripps.

Patrick Dangerfield is among the favourites. Photo: AAP /Julian Smith .

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