Brekky Wrap: Stripper Found Guilty Of Glassing Aussie Actor
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An exotic dancer who glassed Neighbours star Scott McGregor at a Gold Coast strip club has been found guilty of assault. Danielle 'Ivy' Lee, 25, hurled the glass at McGregor "in a fit of rage" following an argument at the Hollywood Showgirls club at Surfers Paradise in April. The actor had to get three stitches. Lee held back tears as she told the court that McGregor had verbally abused her, telling her to "f*** off".
As many as 30 homes are believed to have been destroyed by bushfires ripping through NSW’s north. Firefighters are working to contain 13 out of control blazes, including a blaze at Busbys Flat which has burnt through 13,000 hectares. A fire at Drake has also flared up -- it has blackened 75,000 hectares in five weeks. Across the border, cooler temperatures are expected to help firefighters control at least 15 out of control fires burning across the Queensland. The fire at Laidley, which destroyed at least one home, has been contained.
More Extinction Rebellion protests are expected across the country today.Demonstrators in Sydney will board trains and speak to commuters about climate issues but have insisted they won’t be disruptive. More than 100 people have been arrested in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth since Sunday.
An Extinction Rebellion activist is arrested during a protest in Melbourne. Image: AAP
Nearly two-thirds of young Australians believe the mental health of young people is getting worse. According to research released by Headscape, 37 percent of Aussies aged 12 to 25 blamed social media for declining mental health. Close to 20 percent blamed expectations from family, school or their communities.
Overseas, it appears the U.K.’s Brexit talks with the European Union are on the verge of collapse. Downing Street claims that German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the deal looked “overwhelmingly unlikely” as she demanded a rewrite of Britain's approach to the Irish border problem, SBS reports. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to go through with Brexit on October 31 with or without a deal.
The brand new $20 note has hit circulation in Australia. The new notes have 'tactile' bumps to make them easier for the vision-impaired community to recognise. It also has a number of security features. We're being assured all machines will accept the fresh new note.
In sport, John Millman has gone through to the second round of the Shanghai Masters after a straight-sets win over world No.21 Guido Pella.Fellow Australian Alex de Minaur went down to John Isner in his first-round match.
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