Brekky Wrap: Rape Charge After Online Date And Dogs Abandoned By Drought
Everything you need to know this Thursday.
A man has been charged after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman he met through the dating app Bumble. Police say the 37-year-old, who they say poses as a doctor, met the woman, 26, at a Maroubra unit, where the alleged assault occurred.
New energy minister Angus Taylor has pledged to drive down power prices but not emissions, as stipulated within the Paris Agreement. He insists he is not a "climate skeptic" or "anti-renewables", but said, "at the end of the day, we just want to get prices down."
Drought-stricken farmers are being forced to dump their working dogs at shelters as they run out of money. Rescue groups say it's one of the unseen plights of the ongoing drought, and are encouraging the public to foster the working dogs until they can be re-homed or reunited with their owners.
The wife of Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has warned of fake charity accounts attempting to scam money using her husband's death. "I apologise for the nuisance," wrote Briana Lyle on his Instagram account. "Please DO NOT give them any personal details or believe their claims."
Peter Dutton's triple au pair affair -- where he intervened in the visa cases of three different au pairs -- is coming under scrutiny from Labor. The most recently reported case involves a woman who was planning to work for the son of a major Liberal party donor, and Bill Shorten told reporters that he wants to know if donations swayed Dutton's decision.
The FBI has been forced to publicly clarify that there is no evidence China hacked Hillary Clinton's private email server, after US President Donald Trump alluded to it in a tweet. The FBI's inspector general report back in June had previously confirmed this.
Swans star Buddy Franklin has been named All Australian captain, after another outstanding season. It's the first time Buddy has been named captain, but the eighth time he's been honoured overall.
Prepare for insane levels of outrage as Coles prepares to stop handing out plastic bags -- again -- from today. A friendly reminder to anyone going shopping today: the person serving you has now power in this decision, so yelling at them will serve any purpose.
The Crown star Matt Smith has joined the cast of Star Wars. The former Time Lord will be appearing in the as-yet-untitled Star Wars: Episode IX, alongside Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver and Mark Hamill. The late Carrie Fisher will also be starring, with Disney using unseen footage to bring back General Leia Organa. Smith's role has not yet been revealed.
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