Brekky Wrap: New 'Consent Condoms' Can Only Be Opened With Four Hands
All the news you need to know this Wednesday.
Tax relief for middle-income earners is the centerpiece of the government's pre-election budget which forecasts a $7.1 billion surplus next financial year. Ten million working Aussies, earning up to $126,000 a year, will get up to $1,080 back in their pocket from July, while Treasurer Josh Frydenberg promised that 94 per cent of the workforce will pay no more than 30 per cent tax by 2024.
Also in the Budget, a multi-billion dollar package for new roads and fast rail links, emergency cash for those affected by floods and drought, and almost 500 million for mental health programs and suicide prevention.
READ MORE: Budget 2019: The Winners And Losers
The British Prime Minister Theresa May will seek a further Brexit extension in a bid to break the deadlock. May wants the UK to leave the EU by May 22. Currently, it’s scheduled to leave in just over a weeks time.
An investigation has been launched after a Jetstar plane encountered engine problems on a flight from Cairns to Japan. Both engines on the 787 Dreamliner suffered a surge in speed as the jet was coming in to land at Osaka Airport last week. Thankfully, the pilots managed to land safely.
A new series of condoms that can only be opened by two people has been launched to promote consent. The 'Consent Pack' only opens when four hands simultaneous press specific pressure points on the side of the packet. The product, launched by the Argentinian contraceptive firm Tulipan, said they wanted to promote consensual sex, although it's not clear how effective this new product will be. It's also unclear if this is a genuine product launch, after may companies all over the world 'launched' fake products for April Fools Day (the product was announced in late March, with the help of advertising agency BBDO). 10 daily has reached out to the firm for clarification.
Sharks will no longer be culled on the Great Barrier Reef after a successful court challenge to the Queensland government's shark control program. Late yesterday, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal ordered the department could no longer shoot more than a dozen species in protected areas.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have launched their own Instagram account. 'Sussex Royal' will be used to share important announcements and the work that drives the couple. The account amassed more than one million followers within six hours.
Adelaide star Erin Phillips has dominated the AFLW awards night taking out best and fairest for the second time. The co-captain was also named skipper of the All-Australian team. In an emotional speech, Phillips revealed she nearly skipped the 2019 season due to a possible coaching officer.
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