BY MAMAMIA NEWS
BREAKING NEWS: A 19 year-old man has been arrested in Brisbane after the brutal murder of a Korean tourist in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Korean national Eunji Ban, 22, was killed as she walked to her cleaning job in central Brisbane on Sunday.
A 19-year-old Spring Hill man is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court today
1. Nauru baby
Lawyers will argue in a Brisbane court today to stop a newborn baby and his family being sent to Nauru.
The woman from Myanmar, was transferred from Nauru to give birth a fortnight ago.
AAP report that they remain in detention with the child’s father and siblings.
The newborn, Ferouz remains weak, has trouble breastfeeding and his mother is recovering from a caesarean birth and suffers from diabetes.
Mamamia has previously reported on this here.
2. Vaccine decision
A controversial group that claims vaccines cause autism and cancer will be forced to change its name after the Administrative Decisions Tribunal found the name “Australian Vaccination Network” (AVN) was likely to mislead an ordinary member of the public into thinking it provided comprehensive information about vaccination.
3. Breast cancer photographer dies
A courageous 27-year old Adelaide mother of two Kiki van de Laar has died of breast cancer. A photographer, Kiki van de Laar documented her breast cancer journey. Her images went viral when she released a book about her struggle.
For more on her inspirational fight against breast cancer read this post here. “Kiki van de Laar dies”.
4. Women’s superannuation
‘Unfair and unstaintable changes’ are afoot for women and low income workers with the Coalition’s plans to scrap the $500 Low Income Super Contribution for people earning less than $37,000 a year as part of its bill to repeal the mining tax.
Industry superannuation funds are warning these changes will cut as much as $27,000 from the retirement savings of 3.5 million Australians.
5. Gonski reforms
The States are demanding the Abbott government stand by its pledge to honour Labor’s schools funding agreements after Education Minister Christopher Pyne flagged a revamp of the reforms.
6. Defence force sex ring
An alleged ringleader of the so-called Jedi Council defence force sex ring has been charged by police.
Hastings Fredrickson, an ex-army commando attended Queanbeyan police station yesterday to be charged with six counts of using a carriage service to cause offence. It is alleged that a group of up to 17 men had shared videos of naked women.