Brekky Wrap: William Tyrrell Update And September 11 Remembered
Everything you need to know this Wednesday morning.
On the fourth anniversary of the disappearance of William Tyrrell, police announced that they have been speaking with the coroner, with an inquest before Deputy State Coroner Grahame proposed for next year. It will be "an opportunity to test information and evidence gathered by Strike Force Rosann and further the investigation," police said. "This is another step in ensuring answers are provided to William's loved ones.
Scott Morrison has rejected support for gender quotas in government, instead working on a "practical exercise" with Minister for Women Kelly O'Dwyer on how to boost the number of women in the Liberal party. He conceded that women were under-represented on Tuesday; women make up less than a quarter of federal Liberal MPs.
Former head of the Border Force Roman Quaedvlieg has hit back over claims made by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton that he "groomed" his much younger girlfriend. The spat is the latest in an ugly au pair saga, with Quaedvlieg saying he may "seek recourse through the parliamentary oversight mechanisms."
The United States has marked the 17th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, in solemn ceremonies at Ground Zero, the Pentagon and Pennsylvania. Speaking from the field Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where flight United 93 crashed after passengers fought back against hijackers, President Donald Trump called the day "the moment when America fought back", and that the fallen "took control of their destiny and changed the course of history."
Two teenage boys being chased by police drowned in Perth's Swan River after jumping in on Monday afternoon to avoid arrest. Two other boys who also jumped into the river were found alive, while a fifth teenager was located on Tuesday. The incident is being treated as deaths in custody, with the Aboriginal Legal Services WA is urging for extra resources to be put into an inquiry and coronial inquest.
Mark Knight's Twitter account has disappeared amid international controversy over his Serena Williams cartoon. Thousands of critics have described the depiction of Williams in a Jim Crow style as deeply racist and steeped in misogynoir, but the Herald Sun has doubled down, with a front page declaring the start of 'PC World'.
England's Jimmy Anderson has overtaken Australian cricket legend Glenn McGrath as the most prolific Test fast bowler ever, after the 36-year-old took the wicket from India's Mohammed Shami in the fifth Test. McGrath has challenged him to reach 600 wickets, a goal McGrath set his sights on but couldn't achieve before retiring.
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