Brekky Wrap: Budget Tax Cuts, The Iran Nuclear Deal And Stormy Daniels' Message For Donald Trump
All the news you need to know this Monday morning.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has said the tax cuts expected in Tuesday's Budget won't be "mammoth," but they will be "within what the budget can afford". Low-to-mid income earners will be the first to get some tax relief, possibly as soon as July this year. Morrison has also confirmed that large companies will get a tax cut.
It's been a horror weekend on Victoria's roads, with eight people killed across the state. Four elderly women aged in their mid-60s to mid-70s died when their car was hit at Navarre. The women were travelling home from an afternoon of line-dancing when the tragedy occurred.
Telstra has apologised to house fire victims whose triple-0 calls went unanswered during Friday's national outage. Mary Ann Gongon said she was forced to drive to the nearest fire station to seek help after her home in Redfern, NSW caught fire. Gongon's husband reportedly suffered burns to 40 percent of his body in the blaze.
Stormy Daniels made a surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live and she had a very clear message for Donald Trump. She told Alex Baldwin's Trump that a storm was coming during a segment where lawyer Michael Cohen tries to get everyone to agree on the same story about Daniels.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said America would regret leaving the 2015 nuclear agreement. In speech broadcast live on state television, Rouhani said that Iran was ready to resist any plans Trump had for the accord, saying a decision to leave would "entail historic remorse". President Donald Trump said that European leaders would need to rectify "flaws" in the agreement by May 12 or he would not extend US sanction relief to Iran.
President Donald Trump has caused anger in France and Britain for saying looser gun laws would have helped deadly attacks in Paris and London. In a speech to the National Rifle Association (NRA) on Friday, Trump mimicked the shootings of victims in the 2015 Paris attack. The speech has been strongly condemned by the French and British Governments.
A South African filmmaker has been killed by a giraffe while on assignment. Carlos Carvalho was filming a feature at a farm north-west of Johannesburg when he got too close to the giraffe, who swung its neck and knocked him to the ground. Carvalho was flown to a Johannesburg hospital, but later died of injuries.
North Queensland Cowboy Scott Bolton has been charged with alleged indecent assault overnight. Bolton, 30, has been granted bail and will appear in court later this month. Bolton has played 215 games for the Cowboys since making his debut in 2007.
And the NSW Government has announced that $45 million will be allocated to protect threatened koala species. Thousands of hectares of land will be set aside for koalas on the state's mid-north coast as a place where they can breed freely. Koala population has fallen by 26 percent in NSW in the last 20 years.
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