Brekky Wrap: Seniors Arrested For Having 10 Kilos Of Cocaine In Cruise Ship Cabin
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Scott Morrison will hold his first COAG meeting since becoming Prime Minister on Wednesday. State and Federal leaders will thrash out Australia’s rate of immigration amid calls for drastic cuts to help ease overcrowding.
A man will front court on Wednesday accused of abducting and sexually assaulting a young girl north of Brisbane. The 26-year-old allegedly lured the seven-year-old away from a shopping centre, before holding her in nearby bushland for an hour.
A Sydney man accused of sexually assaulting a woman he met through dating app Bumble has been charged with further offences after two more alleged victims came forward. The 37-year-old will front court on Wednesday.
Two British senior citizens were removed from a cruise ship in the Caribbean and arrested after a "large amount of cocaine" was allegedly found in their cabin. The 72-year-old and the 70-year-old were detained by Portuguese Police who say they found four suitcases in the pair's cabin with 10 kilos of the powdery drug inside. The two seniors, who are believed to be a couple, have appeared in court and the police investigation in both Portugal and England is continuing.
Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk wants telecommunications companies to be forced to provide disaster warning messages free of charge after learning her government will be billed for the 1.2 million texts sent out during the Queensland bushfire crisis. The bill is expected to run into hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Adelaide will be home to Australia’s new space agency. The Prime Minister says the investment will triple the nation's space economy to $12 billion and will create up to 20,000 jobs by 2030.
Donald Trump has once again threatened to shut down the government if Congress doesn’t provide the money he says is needed to build a wall at the US-Mexico border.
TIME Magazine has recognised killed and imprisoned journalists as the 2018 Person Of The Year. Those recognised include slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, former CNN reporter Maria Ressa, Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo and staff of the US newspaper Capital Gazette. The group were recognised by the publication for their commitment to uncovering the truth, regardless of the risk of persecution, violence or even death.
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