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1. Breaking news: Child’s body found in Brisbane apartment.
The body of a young child believed to be aged 11 has been found at a Brisbane apartment complex.
Nine News reports police were called to a residential building in Dunmore Terrace in Auchenflower, in the city’s inner suburbs, at around 1.45am.
Yahoo Seven reports police are questioning one person and still searching for another person who they believe was in the apartment at the time of the child’s death.
More to come…
2. PM launches his ideas boom.
The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has launched his $1.1 billion innovation and science agenda with a four year plan promising tax breaks for risk-taking businesses and a boost in science spending.
The ‘ideas boom’ will encourage risks to be taken to set up the Googles of the future and see preschoolers learn computer skills.
Mr Turnbull said Australia was falling behind in terms of maths and science teaching in schools, collaboration between researchers and industry, and businesses taking risks.
“The big gearshift here is a cultural one – if we can inspire people to be innovative … I promise you our opportunities are boundless,” Mr Turnbull said.
Under the plan, early-stage investors in start-ups will get a 20 per cent tax offset and a capital-gains tax exemption; a move the Prime Minister said would “drive substantial new investment”
3. Joe Hockey to be announced as US ambassador today.
Former federal treasurer Joe Hockey is today expected to be appointed Australia’s next ambassador to the United States.