Brekky Wrap: Grandparents Of Toddler Found Dead In Hot Car Speak Of Pain

All the news you need to know this Tuesday morning.

The grandparents of a three-year-old girl who died in a hot car have remembered their "cheeky" toddler and spoken of their family's pain. 

A childhood game turned to tragedy on Friday night, when Emily Lever died after becoming trapped in a hot car in Victoria's south east.

Neighbours told 10 News First they believe she had been playing inside a car and became trapped as the temperature soared.

The young girl was found unresponsive inside a vehicle in Morwell about 8.30pm.

Police said the circumstances surrounding her death were yet to be established, including whether it is suspicious.

Emily's grandparents have since told News Corp that the little one should have been celebrating her fourth birthday this week but instead they are planning her funeral.

“The worst is to come,” Emily's grandfather Leslie Spark told the publication.

Grandmother Karen Spark said "it doesn't feel real" while describing her granddaughter as “cheeky” and “adorable”.

Temperatures exceeded 40C in Victoria’s southeast on Friday.

The incident is still under investigation.

There are graves fears that 85 percent of the koala population on the NSW mid-north coast has been lost to bushfires.

Now, a Greens MP is calling for urgent action to protect them.

On Monday a NSW upper house inquiry into koala populations and habitat was held in Port Macquarie -- which was ravaged by bushfires last year and is known for its koala population.

Committee chair and NSW Greens MP Cate Faehrmann said the hearing was told 85 percent of the koala population was lost in the Port Macquarie local government area.



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"That's extremely shocking and really should be a wake up call to the government to pause any threats to koala habitat including logging and development in key areas," she told AAP.

"Koalas can't wait six or 12 months for reports."

The upper house committee also visited Port Macquarie Koala Hospital which is seeing a climb in the number of dehydrated and malnourished koalas being brought in.

In a major backflip, The Queensland government has revealed plans to reintroduce shark drumlines along its northern coastline, including the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, in a bid to curb a drop in tourism numbers.

The $5 million proposal comes following a number of shark attacks in the last 14 months, including the death of Melbourne man Daniel Christidis.

According to the Courier Mail, Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley said the program will also include drones surveillance.

A scalloped hammerhead caught in a shark net on Palm Beach in Sydney last year. Image: AAP

"It's great news for swimmers but importantly for tourism," Ms Ley told Nine on Tuesday.

She said there was a need to balance conservation concerns around sharks and swimmer safety.

"We do share the water with them, we can never be 100 percent safe," she said.

Barnaby Joyce called, and he wants his job back.

Barnaby Joyce will try to get his old Nationals leader job back when the party meets in Canberra today. Backbench MP Llew O'Brien will call for a leadership spill, opening up challenges for deputy PM Michael McCormack's spot.

Joyce told McCormack on Monday afternoon he would have a tilt at the role.

"You can't just sit back and say 'I wish things were better'," Mr Joyce told Sky News.



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Barnaby Joyce will challenge for the Nationals leadership tomorrow, with a fellow MP saying he would call for a party room spill and vote.

"I have respect for Mr McCormack, I think he does a good job.

"The National Party has to be on the balls of its toes as we face some of the most challenging times. We have to speak with our own voice."

Mr Joyce has the support of backbencher Matt Canavan, who resigned from the ministry on Monday evening.

The Queenslander wouldn't say if he thinks Mr Joyce has the numbers to win.

"I have not lobbied other members, I have no idea about the overall make up of the result tomorrow."

Nationals frontbencher Darren Chester, who is in line for a return to cabinet, also threw his support behind Mr McCormack.

The party must also choose a new deputy leader to replace Bridget McKenzie.

Queensland frontbencher David Littleproud is the frontrunner.

Scientists have been left shattered after a trial for a new HIV Vaccine ended in disappointment.

According to BBC News, The National Institutes of Health stopped its HVTN 702 trial, of more than 5,000 people in South Africa, after discovering the jab did not prevent HIV.

Experts expressed "deep disappointment" but are determined to continue the search for a preventative vaccine.

Pharmacist Mary Chindanyika looks at documents on a fridge containing a trial vaccine against HIV on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa. Image: AAP

It is understood the vaccines used during the trial do not contain HIV and therefore don't pose any danger of giving HIV to an individual.

There are many strains of HIV and the vaccine had been tailored to the subtype most common is South Africa, which has one of the highest HIV rates in the world.

Iran immediately knew it had shot down a Ukrainian airliner last month, despite denying it for days, a leaked audio recording allegedly revealed.

On the recording, played on a Ukrainian television station late on Sunday, the pilot of another plane can be heard saying he saw “the light of a missile” in the sky before Ukrainian International Airways flight 752 crashed after an explosion.



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Iran's military forces have admitted to shooting down a Ukrainian jet on Wednesday which killed all 176 people on board, state media reported.

Tehran -- where the control tower is located -- blamed Ukrainian authorities for leaking what it described as confidential evidence, and said it would no longer share material with Ukraine from the investigation into the crash.

All 176 people aboard the flight were killed when the plane crashed shortly after takeoff en route from Tehran to Kiev on Jan. 8.

Novak Djokovic has apologised for his Australian Open meltdown which saw him sanctioned for touching the chair umpire's foot.

The world number one declared his actions were "in the heat of the battle".

Djokovic snared an eighth Australian Open title on Sunday night with a thrilling five-set victory over Austrian Dominic Thiem but the match was marred by questionable behaviour.

But after having some time to think about his things, Djokovic declared how he was “not happy” with his actions.

“In a professional sport, things happen that obviously you’re not proud of,” he said.

“Sometimes you do things that you’re not happy with and you go through different emotions, you go through ups and downs.

“Of course, I’m not happy that I touched the chair umpire. And I’m sorry if I offended him or anybody else."

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