Brekky Wrap: WAG Appeals For Help After Bloody Dog Attack

All the news you need to know this Monday.

Annie Nolan, the wife of a former AFL footballer is appealing for help to find the owner of a dog involved in an attack in Melbourne. 

Nolan, the wife of former Bulldogs star Liam Picken, was bitten on the hand during the incident on Barkly Street, Footscray around 3pm Sunday.

She had reportedly jumped in to help a dog attacking a smaller one.

She posted images on Instagram in the wake of the horrific attack, showing herself and a small dog covered in blood. She has called for help to find the owner.

" We DO NOT wish ill for this owner or the dog," Nolan wrote.

"Simply need contact in hopes they will cover vet bills, inform me if they have any blood-borne diseases, and we are concerned for the welfare of him and his young daughter who witnessed it".

Image: Annie Nolan via Instagram

At least one home is believed to have been lost as a huge bushfire ripped through parts of the NSW Blue Mountains.

The Gospers Mountain blaze is one of 108 blazes burning across the state, half of which are yet to be contained.

Meanwhile, in WA, firefighters have worked through the night in a bid to contain a number of out of control blazes burning near Perth.

Medical groups are calling on the Prime Minister and NSW Premier to take action to reduce the bushfire smoke, labelling the situation a public health emergency.

Twenty-two organisations have signed a joint statement calling for Scott Morrison and Gladys Berejiklian to lead action on climate change and protect people’s health.

"There is no safe level of air pollution," it said. "This is a public health emergency. Governments have a responsibility to protect the people they represent."

The smoke in Sydney last week. Image: Twitter/Dr Hilary Joyce FRANZCOG



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New Zealand police divers are preparing for a fourth mission to find the remaining victims of the White Island volcanic eruption.

The death toll has risen to 16 after an Australian who was flown home for specialised treatment died in hospital.

Many of the victims were from the cruise ship, Ovation of the Seas, which sailed into Sydney today.



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The treasurer is due to hand down his mid-year budget review.

The federal government is confident Australia be back in the black this financial year. The drought and bushfires are expected to have some impact on how much.

Josh Frydenberg is set to hand down the mid-year budget review. Image: AAP

Two people have been accused of staging a car crash in Sydney’s northwest in a bid to claim nearly $50,000 in insurance payouts.

A 65-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man allegedly staged the crash at Ryde in 2008.

They’re among 27 people arrested by police investigating insurance fraud.

Marathon United Nations climate talks have finally ended in Madrid with a compromise. 

After two extra days and nights of negotiations all countries have agreed to put new climate pledges on the table next year

The marathon UN talks went for an extra two days. Image: Getty

In sport, Australia has thrashed New Zealand by 296 runs in the first test in Perth.

Mitchell Starc was named player of the matched after taking nine wickets.

Meanwhile, America is celebrating an eleventh Presidents Cup win after beating the Internationals in Melbourne.

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