1. The latest Newspoll is not good news for the Labor Party. The Coalition’s primary vote went up three to 49 per cent, while the Labor party sits at just 30. According to the ABC, the Labor Party would lose 35 seats if the election was held today. Tony Abbott is up three points as preferred Prime Minister and Julia Gillard is down four.
2. Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was hit on Sydney’s George St at around 3:20 am on Sunday. Twenty-six-year-old Simon Cramp woke briefly from his coma yesterday afternoon and said to his mum, “What’s happened?” Police say the attack on Mr Cramp was by three males who were accompanied by three females and that it was unprovoked.
3. The family of Reeva Steenkamp, who was killed by Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, say they’re desperately seeking answers as to why their daughter died. In a video interview for a program called Why Did Oscar Pistorius Kill Our Daughter?, Barry and June Steenkamp said: “Why? Why did he shoot her? I want to know why he shot her. Because she must have been so afraid in the toilet, and somebody’s firing [a] gun, bullets through the door.”