Brekky Wrap: Couple Brutally Shamed For Launching Fundraiser For Their Wedding
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Outgoing NAB chairman Ken Henry admits the next chief executive has a ‘mountain to climb’ to bring the bank back into line with community expectations. He and CEO Andrew Thorburn have both resigned in the wake of the Banking Royal Commission's scathing final report. Thorburn will step down within three weeks, while Henry will stay on until his replacement is found.
Strong winds are fanning a fast-moving, out-of-control bushfire that's threatening homes in Perth. An emergency warning has been issued for parts of Forrestdale, Harrisdale and Piara Waters as more than 200 firefighters fight the blaze.
In North Queensland, hundreds of people remain holed up in Townsville evacuation centres as authorities race to find emergency accommodation for families who have lost everything in the floods. Close to 20,000 homes have been damaged by water, with 252 of those completely unlivable.
A couple from Edinburgh, Scotland has hit back at social media shamers after they copped backlash for starting a fundraising page for their wedding. Natalie Borg and Richard McMurray started a Go Fund Me page asking for nearly AU$9,000 for their big day, but people were less than impressed with the request. While one Twitter user claimed they were "missing the point of marriage" another said it was "pretty cheeky" to set up a fundraising page for the wedding. Bride-to-be Natalie responded by saying she is not a "money-grabber" and that the pair don't have a honeymoon planned, they just want money for the wedding day.
The British Prime Minister has vowed to deliver on Brexit following a meeting with top European Union officials in Brussels. Theresa May said she will be negotiating hard over the coming days to ensure there’s a plan in place.
Cybercriminals have reportedly stolen the personal details of up to 10 million Australians. There were 800 data breaches in 2018, which is seven times higher than in 2017.
Fashion house Gucci has apologised amid backlash for selling a $1,200 jumper that appears to resemble blackface. Twitter users were outraged that such an insensitive garment was released in the first place and tweeted the company demanding a change. The garment has since been removed from Gucci's website.
Australia is on track to meet its carbon emissions target under the Paris Climate accord. It’s largely thanks to increasing growth in wind and solar power.
The Hobart Hurricanes have sealed top spot on the Big Bash League ladder with a 16 run win over the Melbourne Renegades. Brisbane Heat are set to take on the Melbourne Stars on Friday evening.
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