Brekky Wrap: Driver Asks Facebook Users To Cop Demerit Points For Cash
All the news you need to know this Wednesday.
A Perth driver has taken to social media, asking strangers to take her demerit points for cash. The woman, going by the name of Jaymee posted the desperate plea on Facebook Marketplace on Monday."Only have 1 point left, need someone to take 3 points for me. So I don't lose my license," she wrote. "Very straight forward, PM me for more information." Under WA law, it is illegal for any person to knowingly nominate someone else for an infringement. If caught, the accused could face hefty fines and even jail time.
In the U.S., Speaker of the Nancy Pelosi has announced a formal impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump. The president has been accused of putting pressure on the Ukraine to investigate the business interests of opponent Joe Biden’s son. "The President must be held accountable. No one is above the law," Pelosi said on Wednesday morning. Trump labelled it "breaking news Witch Hunt garbage".
The British Supreme Court has ruled Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful. Judges found that the move stopped MP’s carrying out duties in the lead up to next month’s Brexit deadline. The Prime Minister says he "strongly disagrees" with the verdict but will "respect" the court's decision.
A Sydney woman has been charged over the death of her mother 18 years ago. Irene Jones was strangled and stabbed at a Lansvale home in 2001. Police will allege her own daughter staged a break and enter for financial gain.
Irene Jones was killed in Sydney. Image: Supplied
Voluntary assisted dying laws have sailed through WA’s lower house. The 45-11 vote sets the stage for a final decision in the upper the house where it will face a tougher passage. Despite that, Premier Mark McGowan hailed the lower house win “an historic day" and a moment he will "forever be proud of”.
The Reserve Bank Governor has flagged another interest rate cut. Philip Lowe told a business function in regional NSW that the economy had slowed quicker than expected. The ongoing drought has been a contributing factor.
In sport, Banned Australian swimmer Shayna Jack has taken to social media to reveal the emotional toll her failed drug test is taking. The 20-year-old is facing up to 4 years suspension after testing positive to Ligandrol in July. She admits she may have to wait until June for a formal hearing -- the same month as the Tokyo Olympic trials.
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