Brekky Wrap: Murdered Girl Got Into Car She Thought Was Her Uber
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Sweeping changes to private health insurance will come into effect today. Some 11 million Aussies will pay about three percent more under the new scheme, which ranks benefits under Basic, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Following rises of between four and six percent in recent years, the premium increase is comparatively modest.
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Australia's biggest-polluting companies will be forced to "pay to pollute" if Labor wins the upcoming Federal election. It's part of the party's plan to cut emissions by 45 percent on 2005 levels by 2030. Labor's long-awaited climate policy would also include a massive increase in electric cars.
A young boy is "lucky to be alive" after being hit by an oncoming car in Sydney's west. The moment the 12-year-old was struck while running across a road in Bonnyrigg was caught on dashcam footage, leaving officers amazed the child managed to escape the incident without significant injury. He was discharged from hospital after being treated for abrasions.
The moment a student got into a car she thought was an Uber has been captured on CCTV, just hours before she was found dead. Samantha Josephon's body was found by turkey hunters in a rural area of South Carolina shortly after the 21-year-old was last seen getting into the car. The 24-year-old driver was arrested, and Josephon's blood and phone were found in his car.
There are concerns that poorly performing teachers are being let into the classroom. It's been revealed some trainees are given five chances to pass the basic Literacy and Numeracy exam, prompting calls for Universities to lift ATAR scores for entry into the teaching courses.
Jetstar is charging passengers more for baggage on shorter flights than longer ones. The Airline admits its luggage fees are based on competition and the popularity of some routes rather than fuel prices.
The cold Autumn winds over the weekend have given Thredbo and Perisher their first dusting of snow. Up to five centimetres of snow fell in some areas as temperatures dropped to -4 degrees.
A petition to stop Britain leaving the European Union has now amassed more than six million signatures. But, British PM Theresa May has again ruled out holding a second referendum on Brexit.
The Adelaide Crows have claimed their second premiership in the AFLW, thrashing Carlton by 45 points at Adelaide Oval. The grand final attracted a crowd of more than 53,000 spectators and is believed to be the largest attendance at a stand-alone women's sports event in Australia history.
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