Brekky Wrap: Bob Katter Explodes On Q&A And Nurse Attacked By Patient
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Bob Katter exploded during last night's Q&A, when asked about his support for Senator Fraser Anning's "final solution" speech. Host Tony Jones questioned his support, and Katter erupted:
“Don’t keep saying that, Tony! It was referring to a vote of the Australian people. A monster called Hitler was referring to the murder of six million people and you’re equating that and insulting every person of Jewish descent in this country by doing it."
Read our full rundown HERE: 'Don't Keep Saying That!: Screeching Katter Lights Up Q&A Panel
Dumped prime minister Malcolm Turnbull confirms he'll be quitting parliament on Friday, triggering a by-election in his seat of Wentworth. Already Liberal candidates are circulating for pre-selection, including Tony Abbott's sister, Christine Forster.
A nurse at Blacktown hospital in Sydney was allegedly attacked by a patient armed with two knives from the staff room. She suffered a number of slashes to her wrist and clothing, and managed to subdue the 47-year-old with the help of an elderly patient. He remains at hospital under police guard.
Human remains have been found near Townsville after a hazard-reduction burns blackened the grass on the side of the road, exposing a human skeleton. A crime scene was established, but police say it could be weeks before the person is identified.
A Democrat lawmaker has savaged members of Trump's Cabinet on Twitter over the decision to raise the flags outside their departments back to full staff. The flags were lowered to half mast following the death of Senator John McCain, and would usually be lowered until his funeral. Ted Lieu has been urging Republicans on Twitter to do the "appropriate" thing, "regardless of the views of Donald Trump."
The UN Human Rights Council finds Myanmar military figures should face genocide charges over violence faced by Rohingya Muslims. The report, based on hundreds of interviews, is the strongest condemnation from the UN so far; at least 70,000 Rohingya have fled violence in the past 12 months.
Pope Francis has been accused of covering up alleged sex abuse of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. An 11-page letter addressed from Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano accuses the Pope of knowing about the alleged crimes for five years before accepting his resignation last month.
And we finally have our first look at Game of Thrones' eighth and final season! HBO dropped a trailer with clips from several of its big-hitting shows, and although most of the Game of Thrones footage was from Season 7, there's a few tasters of Season 8 -- including a shot of Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) embracing.
Three hockey players are making their international debut when third-ranked Australia faces the Four Nations tournament in Japan. Hayley Padget, 25, Sophie Taylor, 22, and Rebecca Greiner, 19, have all joined the side.
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