Brekky Wrap: Mounting Anger Over Opera House And The Bachelor Tells All
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The petition to "defend our Sydney Opera House" has swelled to over 100,000 signatures overnight, amid growing public anger over an application from NSW Racing to advertise an upcoming horse race on the building's iconic sails. Premier Gladys Berekjiklian ordered the building's management to honour the application, after shock jock Alan Jones berated the Opera House's Louise Herron on air for not doing so. Scott Morrison, meanwhile, has said advertising the race is a "bit of a no brainer", calling the heritage listed building "the biggest billboard Sydney has".
The Dreamworld accident inquest will resume on Monday, with senior supervisors and park management -- including those in charge of engineering, maintenance and policy -- among those expected to give evidence. Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, her brother Luke Dorsett and his partner Roozi Araghi were killed when the Thunder River Rapids Ride malfunctioned at the Gold Coast theme park in 2016. Dreamworld general manager Troy Margetts is expected to be called to give evidence during the two-week window.
Twenty people have been killed after a limousine reported to be carrying a wedding party crashed in upstate New York. Eighteen of the victims were in the limousine, AP is reporting. Two bystanders were also killed when they were hit by the limousine coming down a hill at "probably over 60 mph" (96 km/h), the New York Times said.
The body of a man believed to be missing 60-year-old kayaker Alistair Collier has been found, 22 nautical miles (40 kilometers) off the Dorset coast, police said. An extensive search had been underway race organisers noticed he didn't complete a race on Saturday and raised the alarm, with helicopters, coastguard rescue teams, and a fixed-wing aircraft joining in the search. His body has yet to be formally identified but the family has been notified.
Bachelor Nick Cummins has defended his shock decision to not pick either of the two final contestants in last week's finale. In an exclusive interview with The Sunday Project, the Honey Badger admitted it was tough to break Brittany and Sophie's hearts, but that if he couldn't "stand here right now, and say I'm picking her, and I love her -- if I can't say that, why would I start something with someone?"
READ MORE: Nick Cummins Opens Up on Bachelor Heartbreak
A Taylor Swift fan who saved a woman from kidnapping has finally met his idol. Joseph Grundl was delivering pizza when he noticed a woman mouthing for help. He called 911, and police say he tipped them off to a potential kidnapping; Grundl was interviewed on television while wearing Swift's tour merchandise, prompting fans to urge Taylor to meet him. At the Dallas concert on her current tour, he was selected to meet Taylor backstage, and the rest is history.
The Bathurst 1000 is over for another year, with crowd favourite Craig Lowndes taking out his seventh win after overtaking last year's champion David Reynolds on lap 135 of the 161 lap race. Reynolds suffered cramping on the day, spinning his wheels in the pit and earning himself a pit lane penalty. Lowndes said it was disappointing for Reynolds, but soaked up the glory after a well-deserved win.
READ MORE: Catch Up On Our Live Bathurst 1000 Blog
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