Brekky Wrap: Pauline Hanson Supports Tax Cuts And The Socceroos Take On Denmark
All the news you need to know this Thursday.
One Nation Leader Pauline Hanson will support the government's $144 billion income tax package that will see low-to-middle income earners receive a $530 tax cut. She also slammed Labor and the Greens for denying "hundreds of thousands of hard-working Australians" from tax relief. Income tax cuts for people earning up to $200,000 from 2024 were split from the bill on Wednesday after the Greens, Labor, Centre Alliance and independent Tim Storer rejected part three of the cuts.
U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep immigrant families together after intense international backlash about the controversial policy. The decision is a massive u-turn in policy after the president himself said it was only congress who could pass legislation to change the practice. "It’s about keeping families together while at the same time being sure that we have a very powerful, very strong border, and border security will be equal if not greater than previously," Trump said at the signing of the order at the Oval Office.
New Zealand Prime MInister Jacinda Ardern has been admitted to hospital for the birth of her child. Winston Peters will now be acting PM for the next six weeks while Ardern is on maternity leave. The 37-year-old took office in 2017 as New Zealand's third female prime minister and announced her pregnancy in January.
Natalie Joyce, the estranged wife of former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce has given her first interview since her husband's affair. In the unpaid interview with the Australian Women's Weekly, Joyce said she felt it was important to show her four daughters Bridgette, 21, Julia, 20, Caroline, 18, and Odette, 15, that she has the strength to defend them. She spoke about the joint interview Campion and Joyce did for Channel Seven and blames Campion for destroying her family.
An Australian woman and her daughter have been killed in a car crash in Sri Lanka. The woman and her four-year-old child were travelling in a van when it crashed into a truck parked on the side of the road in Nagoda, about two hours from the capital city, Colombo. The Australians on board and the driver of the van were taken to hospital.
Both SBS and Optus Sport will broadcast the remaining group matches of the FIFA World Cup after the telco was unable to resolve its streaming issues. The Optus streaming service will also be made free to all Australians and those who paid $15 to access the live stream will be refunded for technical difficulties.
With the broadcast problems at bay for now, Australian's attentions turns to the up-coming clash between the Socceroos and Denmark on Thursday. The Aussies will face the world number 12 ranked side in Samara, Russia. The Socceroos need three points in Thursday's game to have a chance of progressing past the group stages after their 2-1 loss to France on Saturday. The game starts at 10pm AEST.
And Morocco has become the first nation to be eliminated from the FIFA World Cup. In just one goal, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo scored a fourth tournament goal and sent Morocco packing. Despite their efforts, the north-African team were unable to score against Portugal and will be unable to progress to the second round. Morocco is yet to score a goal at the tournament.
The first look at the next season of the Bachelor is well an truly here, with Nick Cummins ready to 'bare all' to find his lady love. The Honey Badger has remained tight-lipped about whether he managed to find love on the show, with the promotions telling us nothing about his time in the mansion and more about his sense of humour. Check out more here.
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