1. Woman sets flag alight at war memorial
Police have arrested a woman who allegedly set fire to an Australia flag at the War Memorial in Sydney yesterday.
Security cameras filmed the woman described as being of Caucasian appearance stepping into a roped off room and burning the flag.
Police say they found an Australian flag that had been lowered into the flame of remembrance caused a small fire which was extinguished by emergency services.
She was arrested overnight and taken to hospital for an assessment reports the ABC.
2. Arrest over Melbourne attack
Police have also arrested a woman in Melbourne over a racially motivated attack on a woman who was assaulted and then pushed off a Melbourne train last week.
Madeline Luke was charged with two counts of intent to cause injury, two counts of unlawful assault and with using insulting words in a public place.
The Age reports she will appear in court this morning.
3. Woman who accused Bill Shorten of rape speaks
The woman who accused federal Labor leader Bill Shorten of rape has claimed that the Victoria Police did not properly investigate because of his position of power.
The woman in a video interview with The Herald Sun said that police did not speak to the three main witnesses she gave the details of.
The woman says that her witnesses were scared.
Her allegations – that Mr Shorten raped her when she was 16-years old at a Labor youth conference 1986 – have been investigated by police who told The Herald Sun that they did a full investigation.
When he was cleared in August Bill Shorten said “I fully co-operated to clear my name. And that is what I have done … The police have now concluded the investigation. The decision speaks for itself.”
4. Schoolgirl jihadist
The family of a schoolgirl jihadist in the UK have pleaded with her to come back home.
15-year old Yusra Hussien disappeared from her home in Bristol in the UK last week. British police have said they fear she could be now about to cross the border from Turkey into Syria in order to join Islamic State fighters.
The BBC reports that her parents made an emotional plea for her to come home “Please come back, we miss you very much.