BY MAMAMIA NEWS
IN BREAKING NEWS:
The father behind the extraordinary online campaign “Save Locky’s Dad” has lost his battle with melanoma. Nick Auden died on Friday after being told in September he had only months to live.
Only two drugs, known as Lambrolizumab or Nivolumab, were thought to have the potential to save his life. Mr Auden and his family launched a campaign for access to the trial medicine, known as anti “PD-1”, but the cancer had progressed too quickly for him to receive the new drug.
More to come ..
For more on the campaign Save Locky’s Dad see this previous post here.
1. Nuclear deal
Iran has reached a deal with six world powers to temporarily freeze their nuclear program in return for the easing of sanctions imposed by Western countries. It was the first time in nearly a decade that an international agreement had been reached.
The US says the sixth-month agreement is only temporary and Iran must do “much more” to convince the world it is not seeking a nuclear bomb. Israel has denounced the agreement as a “bad deal”.
2. GST recommendation
An independent think-tank says it has come up with a package of reforms that could add around $37 billion a year to the bottom line of Australian government budgets. The package includes broadening the GST net to include fresh food and private spending on health and education, as well as a lifting of the age at which Australians can access their pension or superannuation to 70.
3. Cross Fit baby
A US bodybuilder who received criticism after she shared photos of herself at eight-and-a-half months pregnant has given birth to a son named Skyler.
Los Angeles mother Lea-Ann Ellison has posted a series of status updates that are sure to court even more controversy. Informing her followers that not only is she just “seven pounds away from her pre-pregnancy weight “but that the haters “can KISS MY CROSSFIT A*S”. She says she is starting her CrossFit routine up in 4 days time.
4. White Ribbon Day
To mark White Ribbon Day the Australian Council of Trade Unions have announced it wants special leave for domestic violence victims to be included as a minimum workplace award entitlement from next year.
5. Munchausen by proxy Dad
A father in the UK has faced court after subjecting his newborn son to hours of lengthy medical procedures. At one stage even putting his own blood in the newborns nappy. For more on this read this post here: “Ryan Muggleton MBP Dad”