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1. Two-year-old boy beaten by uncle leaving him on life support makes remarkable progress.
A little boy beaten by his non-biological uncle so badly that doctors advised his parents to turn off his life support has made remarkable progress.
Bobby, who was seven months old, was tortured by his uncle Andrew Nolan over a four-hour period at a Central Coast home in NSW in September 2014.
He was left with injuries so severe he is now a quadriplegic. He was found with multiple skull fractures blood pooling in his eye from being shaken so violently, fractured vertebrae, bruised genitalia and bite marks on his body reports The Daily Telegraph.
His uncle who was caring for him initially denied the attack and parents, Barry and Elise were advised by doctors to switch off his life support.
Remarkably, against the odds Bobby survived. He spent two months in hospital suffering multiple seizures and being fed by a tube but he made steady progress despite his injuries.
In October 2014, Andrew Nolan, was arrested and charged with Grievous Bodily Harm with Intent and denied bail.
He pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing in June 2016.
Bobby, called Bobby the Brave by his family is now a quadriplegic with cerebral palsy after the attack.
His family can be helped via this FundRaising Page.
2. Low risk budget signals start of election.
With the election just nine weeks off last night’s budget has shown a government keen on the electorate’s approval that they are the ones to go to for sound economic management.
With the buzzwords “jobs and growth” the Treasurer Scott Morrison delivered what has been called a “low-risk budget.”
The budget came as the Reserve Bank took the unprecedented step of cutting interest rates to a record low and came with an aim of a comparatively small $6 billion deficit in four years.
Mr Morrison said the budget is focused on reducing government spending, fixing Australia’s taxation system, and promoting jobs and growth, with a raft of super changes aimed at raising $2.8 billion in revenue and a new profits tax that targets multinational tax avoidance and raises $3.2 billion.
Small to medium business were surprised by a tax cut from 28.5 per cent to 27.5 per cent with the overall tax package, according to Treasury modelling, to deliver a one per cent increase in GDP and "a $16 billion lift in the Australian economy.
By 2026-27, Mr Morrison says all Australian businesses will pay a flat 25 percent tax rate.
More wealthy Australians will be taxed at a higher rate on their superannuation, with those earning $250,000 and more now included in the highest super tax bracket.
Small personal tax cuts that raise the third income tax bracket from $80,001 to a new threshold of $87,001 and which "made some space" for taxpayers were also unveiled.